Two Months of Action: How YOU Can Get Involved in Campaign 2012 Is Focus of Club's September 13 Meeting

The Lamorinda Democratic Club's Thursday, September 13, meeting will feature presentations by campaigns in our region telling you how you can volunteer to help Democrats take back the United States House of Representatives, get a 2/3rds supermajority in the California State Legislature, and ensure President Obama is reelected.

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 at 7:15 p.m. There is a $5 charge at the door to help the club cover meeting expenses.

President Obama needs your help to insure that he will have a supportive Congress during his second term. You can help two congressmen secure their seats – John Garamendi and Jerry McNerney – and two candidates hoping to unseat the current Republican opponents and add two more Democrats to Congress – Ami Bera and Jose Hernandez. All four seats have been targeted by the Republicans. That's why they are asking for your help.

You ask "what can I do?" You can register voters, walk precincts, make telephone calls to voters in the above Congressional Districts, host "meet and greet" parties in your home for friends and family, educate people to the facts that refute the lies that are being told by the Republicans about our President and his government. One of the groups will train you and not let you out on your own until we are sure you are comfortable within your volunteer role, whatever that might be.

At this very important meeting of our club, you will meet either the above candidates or a spokesman representing each candidate who will tell us about their campaign and let us know what help they particularly need. Please join us.

In addition we will have representatives from various active groups like Move-On and OFA (Obama for America) who will have tables with literature and sign-ups for you to help.

As we move into the future the Lamorinda Democratic Club will become more active oriented and we want to get started by giving you opportunities to make a difference this year.

Come ready to roll up your sleeves! Put on your active shoes! Let's get moving!!

Here is the current list of campaigns from whom we will hear:

  • Rep. John Garamendi
  • Rep. Jerry McNerney
  • Ami Bera for Congress
  • Jose Hernandez for Congress
  • Assemblymember Joan Buchanan
  • Move On
  • California Democratic Party Coordinated Campaign
  • Obama for America
  • Lamorinda Democratic Club

Rep. John Garamendi's Annual Basque BBQ on May 21

Please join Congressman John Garamendi for his 34th Annual Traditional Basque BBQ on Saturday, May 21, from 4-8 p.m. at the Touch the Earth Ranch in Paloma.

This annual event features live music, BBQ dinner, barn dance, petting farm, and more. Tickets are $35 per person. To buy tickets and contribute on-line,

John Garamendi for Congress Precinct Walk in Walnut Creek on Saturday, Oct. 16

Two weeks ago, the Democratic Party of Contra Costa County began distributing it's Democratic slate card throughout the greater Walnut Creek area. This upcoming Saturday, October 16th, the John Garamendi for Congress team will be continuing what we started two weeks ago–walking through Walnut Creek handing out our slate cards to Democrats, reminding them to get out the vote.

Garamendi supporters will be meeting at Caffe La Scala located 1655 N. Main St. at 10:30am. We will have precinct maps in the area drawn out with addresses arranged in walking/driving order. Please do not hesitate to bring your Democratically inclined friends, as we will have more than enough slate cards to go around.

Congressional District Candidate Forums

The League of Women Voters of Diablo Valley, Contra Costa Times, Contra Costa Council, Contra Costa Television, Contra Costa Elections Department sponsored a series of forums involving candidates for races in our area.

The forums were moderated by Contra Costa Times Political Editor Lisa Vorderbrueggen. You can watch the local Congressional candidate forums below.

Congressional District 10
(Lamorinda Democratic Club Endorsed Candidate John Garamendi)

Congressional District 11
(Lamorinda Democratic Club Endorsed Candidate Jerry McNerney)

Congressional District 7
(Lamorinda Democratic Club Endorsed Candidate George Miller)