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Lamorinda Democratic Club Members and Friends,
March 2021. “In like a lion; out like a lamb?”
As a nation, we’ve had to grapple with so many tragic and simultaneous events — the attack on our capital, the grim milestone of half a million Americans lost in a pandemic, and the millions more whose lives have been upended by loneliness — or food, housing, and income insecurities. Most of us are ready for relief from the chaos. We’re ready for a little less lion and a little more lamb.
Americans have been stress-tested, and so has our democracy. But I hope we agree — there is cause for optimism. We are filling a reservoir of resiliency, emerging stronger, and rebuilding good government.
Please join us for this month’s general meeting on Thursday, March 11 at 7 p.m. Political science professor Stephen Woolpert will present:
“Stress Testing Our Democracy: Strengths, Weaknesses, Threats, and Opportunities”
This month’s meeting will also provide an opportunity for members to connect in smaller groups within breakout rooms. Absolutely no experience is necessary. Our Zoom wizards will be standing by to assist. To receive the Zoom link, please register by clicking here.
In the meantime, here is some advice on how to deal with stress, from the American Psychological Association. It appears to be in perfect step with participation in the Lamorinda Democratic Club!
- Find commonalities with others.
- Find meaningful ways to get involved in your community.
- Stay informed, but know your limits.
- Seek solace. Connect to the present moment.
- Take care.
We look forward to seeing you on March 11th!
Lamorinda Democratic Club President
LDC Issues and Candidates Committees are expanding their roles to encourage more member participation, to help build the bench, and to play an advisory role for prospective Democratic candidates and issue advocates.
If you have experience or expertise in relevant areas and would like to volunteer to participate in LDC Issues or Candidates Committees’ Advisory Panels, please contact:
Issues@LDclub.org or Candidates@LDclub.org.
SAVE THE DATES
Thursday, April 8
Karen Musalo, UC Hastings Law
Professor and founding director of Center for Gender and Refugee Studies
Thursday, May 13
Henry E. Brady UC Berkeley
Dean of the Goldman School of Public Policy
Thursday, August 12
The LDC Hot August Night Political Trivia Championship
Precinct Organizing Project Summer Get-Together
It’s never too early or too late to join us as a neighborhood volunteer or Precinct Organizer. No experience necessary!
June meeting — time and place to be determined.
LDC VIRTUAL FOOD DRIVE UPDATE
Let’s keep the momentum going! As of March 2nd, we have raised $3,000 for the Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano! Our next goal is to reach $5,000 by May.
Here is the link to our Team page:
Many thanks again to everyone who has joined the LDC Food Drive Team!
|Brian Ladd||Francis Barham||Peter & Margo Connolly|
|Carlyn Obringer||Gary Eberhart||Peter Ericson|
|Christina Mellin||John Cumbers||Renee Zeimer|
|Cody Keller||John Donnelly||Schelly Gartner|
|Constance Chilba||Katherine Knapp||Sheilah Fish|
|Craig Cheslog||Katie Ricklefs||Sue Hamill|
|Cynthia Sevilla||Mark & Marcia Dunaway||Tara Presnell|
|Diane Bianchi||Marcie Tuttle||Tim & Beth Eliason|
|Donna Costello||Mary-Jane Wood||Tom Duckworth|
|Eileen Lindsay||Maurade Kelly||Tony Suh|
|Eleanor McGinley||Maureen Steiner||Tracy Brog|
|Elizabeth Barnhart||Mike Rusk||Victor Gess|
|Elizabeth Ferree||Nathan Haese||William Manheim|
LDC THURSDAY MORNING COFFEE CLUB
Make your coffee just the way you like it, and join the LDC pundits and politicos to chat about news of the day. First and third Thursdays of each month at 9:30 am.
Contact Mike Rusk at Membership@LDclub.org to receive a ZOOM link.