The Lamorinda Democratic Club will kickoff the 2008 campaign season by hosting Christine Pelosi at our meeting on Friday, September 12, at the Orinda Community Church. Pelosi will speak about “What’s at Stake During the 2008 elections.”

The club’s social hour will begin at 6:30 p.m., with the business meeting at 7:30 p.m., and Pelosi’s presentation at 8 p.m.

With an historic presidential election, vital Congressional elections, and numerous state propositions on the ballot in California this November, Pelosi will offer her expert analysis about the issues in play, and discuss why it is so important for Democrats to work diligently to ensure our candidates and issues win on election day.

Pelosi will also be available to sign copies of her new book, “Campaign Boot Camp: Basic Training for Future Leaders” during her appearance on September 12.

Pelosi is an attorney, author, and activist with a lifetime of grassroots experience in politics and public policy. She has engaged in extensive voter contact, education, and mobilization efforts at the local, state, and federal levels.

Her new book, Campaign Boot Camp: Basic Training for Future Leaders, emerged from her years of grassroots activism and the Trail Mix blog she wrote as director of the AFSCME PEOPLE/New House PAC Congressional Candidates Boot Camp, which worked with over 40 challengers in 2006, 12 of whom were elected to Congress.

Christine has served as executive director of the California Democratic Party, deputy city attorney and assistant district attorney for the City of San Francisco, HUD special counsel in the Clinton-Gore administration, and chief of staff to U.S. Congressman John F. Tierney (MA-06). Since 1996, she has chaired the California Democratic Party Platform Committee and served as an elected member of the Democratic National Committee, where she co-founded the DNC Veterans and Military Families Council.

She holds a J.D. from the University of California Hastings College of the Law and a B.S.F.S. from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service. An avid baseball fan, she lives within walking distance of her beloved San Francisco Giants. She is married to filmmaker Peter Kaufman.