Diablo Valley Democratic Club to Discuss Gun Control Post-Sandy Hook on June 19

The Diablo Valley Democratic Club's Wednesday, May 30, meeting will feature a presentation about Gun Control Post-Sandy Hook with Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence Contra Costa Chapter President Sandra Ruliffson. 

Ruliffson will discuss local, state, and national efforts to reduce gun violence after the Sandy Hook tragedy. There are nearly 300 million guns in U.S. communities. The Brady Campaign initiates policies that would keep guns out of the hands of criminals and dangerous people and public health and safety programs to inspire safer attitudes and behaviors around guns.

The DVDC meets from 7-9 p.m. at the Ygnacio Valley Library, 2661 Oak Grove Road, Walnut Creek. Please park on Deerpark Drive, the first right after the library, unless you have difficulty walking. For more information, call 925-946-0469 or visit the club's web site.

Diablo Valley Democratic Club's May 30 Meeting to Focus on the Changes and Challenges in the Mt. Diablo Unified School District

The Diablo Valley Democratic Club's Wednesday, May 30, meeting will feature a conversation about the Changes and Challenges in the Mt. Diablo Unified School District with School Board Members Brian Lawrence and Barbara Oaks.

Brian and Barbara were elected to the Mt. Diablo Unified School District Board in 2012. Brian served on the Contra Costa Democratic Central Committee for six years and has two children who attend Mt. Diablo schools. Barbara taught students with special needs and was a high school vice principal. Her children attended Mt. Diablo schools.

The DVDC meets from 7-9 p.m. at the Ygnacio Valley Library, 2661 Oak Grove Road, Walnut Creek. Please park on Deerpark Drive, the first right after the library, unless you have difficulty walking. For more information, call 925-946-0469 or visit the club's web site.

Diablo Valley Democratic Club's April 24 Meeting to Focus on Today's News: An Alternate View

The Diablo Valley Democratic Club's Wednesday, April 24, meeting will feature a conversation about Today's News: An Alternate View with AlterNet senior staff writer Joshua Holland.

Holland will discuss the economy, income inequality, immigration, and other topics close to the hearts of Diablo Valley Democratic Club members. He received a 2005 Schumann foundation grant for independent journalism and two Project Censored Awards.

The DVDC meets from 7-9 p.m. at the Ygnacio Valley Library, 2661 Oak Grove Road, Walnut Creek. Please park on Deerpark Drive, the first right after the library, unless you have difficulty walking. For more information, call 925-946-0469 or visit the club's web site.

Diablo Valley Democratic Club's March 20 Meeting to Feature Conversation about Mental Health Services in Contra Costa: What's Working, What's Needed

The Diablo Valley Democratic Club's Wednesday, March 20 meeting will feature a conversation about Mental Health Services in Contra Costa: What's Working, What's Needed.

Come learn about our county's mental health services from the people who work daily with people with severe mental illness. The panel discussion will include:

  • Brenda Crawford, executive director, Mental Health Consumer Concerns, a non-profit agency advocating for and fostering empowerment of people with mental illness.
  • Walter Gorski, mental health specialist, Contra Costa Mental Health Division and chief shop steward, Public Employees Union Local 1.
  • John Gragnani, children's mental health clinical specialist, Contra Costa Mental Health Division and president, Public Employees Union Local 1.
  • Lori Hefner, gerontologist and fiduciary/conservator, court-appointed to handle complex cases involving people unable to make decisions in their own best interest.

The DVDC meets from 7-9 p.m. at the Ygnacio Valley Library, 2661 Oak Grove Road, Walnut Creek. Please park on Deerpark Drive, the first right after the library, unless you have difficulty walking. For more information, call 925-946-0469 or visit the club's web site.

Senator Lois Wolk to Discuss "Double Tunnel" at Diablo Valley Democratic Club's Feb. 20 Meeting

 

The Diablo Valley Democratic Club's February 20 meeting will feature Senator Lois Wolk discussing The Delta Water Conservation Plan: Double Tunnel or Double Trouble?

Senator Wolk, chair of the Senate Select Committee on Delta Stewardship and Sustainability, will discuss the proposed $23.7 billion plan to build two water-diverting tunnels through the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta and provide habitat restoration. Gov. Brown's double tunnel plan is an extremely important topic. Northern Calif. Democratic legislators and environmental groups oppose it and Sen. Wolk is a mover on alternatives.

The DVDC meets from 7-9 p.m. at the Ygnacio Valley Library, 2661 Oak Grove Road, Walnut Creek. Please park on Deerpark Drive, the first right after the library, unless you have difficulty walking. For more information, call 925-946-0469 or visit the club's web site.