November 15 General Meeting Recap – “Legislative Update”

State of the State Report from Rebecca Bauer-Kahan

At the LD Club’s November 15 general meeting, AD-16 Assemblymember Rebecca Bauer-Kahan presented an account of her first year in the Assembly.  She discussed the legislative process, bills undertaken in the Assembly this year, and work done in the legislative committees.

In 2019, approximately 4,000 bills were introduced the State Assembly.  800 bills were brought to the floor, 15 were vetoed.  Rep. Bauer-Kahan’s work in transportation addressed developing housing with jobs nearby, utilizing BART train scheduling more efficiently, and expanding bike lanes.  Bauer-Kahan also participated in work on clean water, particularly in the state’s Central Valley.  She made progress in restoration of the creek in the Bay Area’s Sibley Volcanic Park and worked to preserve lands near the Diablo Range.  Although the Diablo Range bill was vetoed, she will continue to work toward moving the proposal forward.

Bauer-Kahan’s work for families and children included bills on safety of children’s toys, visitation monitors, and disclosure of peanut content in restaurant foods.  The assemblywoman also is working on a bill to limit robo-calling.  On care issues she’s investigating, she discussed the San Francisco initiative to allow conservatorships for people currently living on the street.

In the statehouse, Bauer-Kahan served on committees for Environmental Safety and Toxic Materials; Privacy and Consumer Protection; Public Safety; and Banking and Finance.  She also is Chair of the Select Committee on Women’s Reproductive Health.  She also was appointed to be Assistant Speaker Pro Tem.  Among her responsibilities in that role, she presides over the Assembly one day each week.

The legislature reconvenes January 6, 2020.  We look forward to hearing further from AD-16 Assemblymember Bauer-Kahan in the coming year, and thank her for representing her constituents so well.  Thank you, Rebecca!

Marisol Rubio: Candidate for CA State Senate

At the November general meeting, the Lamorinda Democratic Club welcomed Marisol Rubio, candidate for State Senate District 7.   Ms. Rubio is running for the seat currently held by Senator Steve Glazer.  In her evening’s talk, she described her background and positions on which she will be campaigning.  Ms. Rubio is a scientific researcher in neurobiology and single mother to her special needs daughter who is now a student in junior college.  She discussed her roles as a mom, advocate, caregiver, and educator.  Ms. Rubio has served as an elected delegate to the Democratic National Convention and is an SEIU Local 2015 member.  For more information on her campaign, please see her website, .


Please don’t forget to mark your calendars for these upcoming events!


Saturday, January 18 at 9 a.m.

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Please stop by the Lamorinda Democratic Club Booth at this year’s Women’s March Saturday, January 18th. We will start to gather at 9 a.m. near the gazebo at Civic Park, 1375 Civic Dr.

We will have political swag, and a spinning wheel of fortune, and plenty of spirit! Doughnuts and coffee— if you arrive early! Be sure to also participate in our Democratic Presidential Primary Straw Poll.

If you would like to volunteer to help out at the booth, or register voters please contact


Thursday, February 6 at 7 p.m.

Join us for a fun Iowa-style caucus right here in Lamorinda!
Come in support of your favorite presidential candidate, or be persuaded to choose another.
Enjoy food-on-a-stick — California styleMembers free
Nonmember’s suggested donation $5 per person

All LDC members will be able to participate as voters. Members may also bring one guest to participate in the Caucus. Remember to join the club or renew your membership.


There will be no Coffee Club on January 22. Please join us next week on January 30 at 9:30 a.m.


Join us to chat about politics and news of the day. Stop by once, or make it part of your weekly schedule. No agenda and no commitment necessary. Contact to find out more.

New Location for January:

Panache Caffe, 3653 Mt Diablo Blvd, Lafayette

November LDC Meeting Featuring Rebecca Bauer-Kahan

THURSDAY, November 14 at 7 pm

 State of the State Presentation at the Lafayette Library.  

Please join us for A STATE OF THE STATE presentation by Assembly Representative, Rebecca Bauer-Kahan on Thursday, November 14th, at the Lafayette Library. To accommodate the Assemblywoman’s schedule, THE LEGISLATIVE RECAP WILL BEGIN PROMPTLY AT 7 PM and club business and mingling will follow. Doors will open at 6:45p.m.  We hope to see you there!
November Meeting Invite

Please mark your calendars for more upcoming Democratic events!

January 2020 event save the date

Thursday, January 9th

Lamorinda Dems’ Annual Event

As is tradition, the Lamorinda Democratic Club will be hosting our Annual Event this year at the Lafayette Library.  This Year’s theme will be “2020 Organizing for Victory”, as we prepare for the 2020 elections and celebrrate the successes of our Democratic Grassroots Organizing Teams.

Please mark your calendars for Thursday January 9th at the Lafayette Library, more details to come!

Updated Coffee Club Reminder


Lamorinda Dems’ Weekly Coffee Club

Want to meet fellow Democrats, talk about how to get more involved in elections, or just enjoy a cup of coffee? Come to the Coffee Club and let’s chat.  We are here to listen and offer our own thoughts.

We meet at the Rising Loafer next to the Lafayette Post Office.

October 10th Meeting Cancelled

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THURSDAY, October 10 Meeting CANCELLED

Dear LDC Members and Guests,

We have just received word from the Lafayette Library that our room reservation for the Thursday October 10th meeting has had to be cancelled because the community center will be serving as an Emergency Operations Center during the PG&E Public Safety Power Shutoff.  We apologize for the sudden scheduling change. Please stay safe during this event, and we look forward to seeing you at our November meeting!

Upcoming October Democratic Events

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THURSDAY, October 10 at 7 pm
State of the State Presentation at the Lafayette Library.  
Please join us for A STATE OF THE STATE presentation by Assembly Representative, Rebecca Bauer-Kahan on Thursday, October 10th, at the Lafayette Library. To accommodate the Assemblywoman’s schedule, THE LEGISLATIVE RECAP WILL BEGIN PROMPTLY AT 7 PM and club business and mingling will follow. Doors will open at 6:45p.m. We hope to see you there!
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Official Kick Off for Rebecca Bauer-Kahan’s 2020 Re-Election Campaign Featuring Delicious Barbecue Provided by
United Firefighters of Contra Costa County, Local 1230
and Family Friendly Fun!

Stanley Dollar Clubhouse
1015 Stanley Dollar Clubhouse, Rossmoor (Walnut Creek)

Click Here for More Information or to RSVP