Final Push to Help Elect Rebecca Bauer Kahan

Help elect Rebecca Bauer-Kahan and Join her Campaign Celebration

The Get Out the Vote weekend kicks off this Friday morning in Dublin. Join RBK for a rally with the California Democratic Party!

Saturday, Sunday, and Monday are completely dedicated to contacting voters via canvassing and phone banking. Whether you are in Lamorinda, Walnut Creek, or the Tri-Valley, the campaign has a location for you!

Sign up for a morning or afternoon shift here.

On Election Day, there is a full operation planned to make sure everyone turns out to vote. There is work until polls close at 8pm to flip AD16 from red to blue, and your help is needed to contact thousands of voters.

Sign up here for an election day shift!

Then, once polls have closed, join to watch the results come in and celebrate Election Night at Metro Lafayette!

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Rebecca Bauer-Kahan

Election Night Party
Metro Lafayette
3524 Mt. Diablo Blvd
Lafayette, CA 94549

September 13 Candidates Endorsement Forum

Meet Our Local Democratic Candidates

Join us in meeting democratic candidates running for State Assembly, local school boards, city councils, county seats and other elected positions. All members will be asked to vote on endorsing candidates.

Meeting starts at 7:00 PM at the Lafayette Library and Learning Center.  Free for members, suggested $5.00 donation for non-members.

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Lamorinda Democratic Club to Host January 10 Brunch Reception to Honor Our Past Legislative Champions

The Lamorinda Democratic Club will host a Brunch Reception to Honor Our Past Legislative Champions on Saturday, January 10, from 10 a.m.-12 noon, at the Lafayette Library and Learning Center, 3491 Mt. Diablo Blvd, in Lafayette.

The event will honor recently termed out State Assembly members Joan Buchanan and Nancy Skinner, retiring Congressman George Miller, and outgoing State Senator (and incoming Congressman-Elect) Mark DeSaulnier.

Skinner represented Lamorinda prior to California’s last legislative redistricting in 2012. Since 2012, Buchanan represented our area until she termed out of office at the end of the 2014. Miller has represented Lamorinda, depending on redistricting, during portions of his 40-year career in Congress. DeSaulnier has represented our area in the State Senate since 2008, and will continue to serve our area as our new Congressman beginning in January 2015.

There will be limited seating for this special event, so please RSVP as soon as possible with John Hall at jdhall@mac.com. The event will be free, but a $5 (or more) donation is requested to help cover the club’s costs in hosting this meeting.

Senator Mark DeSaulnier Hosts Health Care Reform Town Hall on June 20

State Senator Mark DeSaulnier will hosts a Health Care Reform Town Hall on Thursday, June 20, from 7-9 p.m. at the Walnut Creek City Council chambers, 1666 N Main Street, Walnut Creek. 

This is an opportunity for you to learn more from representatives of the United States Department of Health and Human Services and Covered California. They will explain how the Affordable Care Act and the Covered California Health Benefits Exchange will provide expanded coverage and improve affordability and health outcomes for Californians. 

For more information, please call 925-942-6082. To RSVP, please visit this web site.

Lamorinda Democratic Club's June 13 Meeting To Feature Sacramento Legislative Update with Assemblymember Joan Buchanan

The Lamorinda Democratic Club's next meeting on Thursday, June 13, will feature a Sacramento Legislative Update from Assemblymember Joan Buchanan. Assemblymember Buchanan will discuss the latest from Sacramento, from legislation to key issues impacting the state budget.

The club's meeting will be held at the Lafayette Library and Learning Center, 3491 Mt. Diablo Blvd, in Lafayette. The club's social hour will begin at 7:00 p.m., with a business meeting beginning at 7:30 p.m. There is a $5 charge at the door to help the club cover meeting expenses.

Assemblymember Joan Buchanan, elected to the State Assembly in November 2008, represents the 16th Assembly District, which includes portions of Alameda and Contra Costa counties and the communities of Alamo, Danville, Dublin, Lafayette, Livermore, Moraga, Orinda, Pleasanton, San Ramon, and Walnut Creek.

Assemblymember Buchanan is the Chairwoman of the Assembly Education Committee bringing a deep understanding of educational issues gained during her 18 years of service on the San Ramon Valley School Board, including four terms as board president. Education has been a lifelong priority for Joan. She understands that for California's economy to thrive in the future, we must invest in a strong public education system, including a focus on instilling strong fundamentals in early grades. Through her service on the State Allocation Board, Joan works to maximize the state's investment in safe and up-to-date school facilities for all students.

Since being elected to the Assembly, Joan has focused on working with local leaders to solve problems. This session, Joan's legislative package focuses largely on education issues, including a package of three bills dealing with teacher evaluation, discipline and dismissal, as well as mandated reporting. In the areas of educational facilities funding, she has co-authored a bill that will put safeguards on the sale of Capital Appreciation Bonds. She has also introduced The Pink Plate Bill to create a specialized license plate promoting breast cancer awareness and prevention.

In 2012, Joan led the Assembly's review of the Governor's Reorganization Plan successfully fighting for significant changes in the plan including technology acquisition, maintaining the independence of the California Transportation Commission and the Delta Stewardship Council, and retaining an Advisory Commission on Boating and Waterways.

Joan honed her financial and analytical skills at Delta Dental, becoming one of the fastest rising women in the company and Director of Commercial Operations before the age of 30. She left the private sector to raise her five children and in the process became one of the San Ramon Valley's most effective community activists.

Joan is a 30 year resident of Alamo and a native Californian. She holds a B.A. in Economics from the University of California, Santa Barbara.