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Next meeting: 4th Tuesday on every month
7:00PM at the Faith Lutheran Church 
20080 Redwood Rd. Graydon Room. (Map)

Castro Valley Farmers' Market
10:00am to 2:00pm at BART Station - Year Around

Our club has two events this week. 

The first is manning a table at Chabot College (arranged by John McCarthy) on Wed and Thurs 10/15 and 10/16.  We will register voters and also spread the word about Castro Valley Democratic Club.  We need volunteers to man the table for two hour shifts from 10AM to 4PM.  Here is who we have so far:

    Dave Siegel – Wednesday 10-noon (I will bring a large “VOTE” sign and brochures and three chairs)  Do we have a table?
    Dolly Adams – Thursday 2-4PM

Looks like we have the opening and the closing covered so far.  We must get more people involved in the political process and our club.
Please contact Dave Siegel by e-mail or at (510) 581-6118

Second, the Hayward Demos are having their local candidate endorsement meeting on the next two Thursday evenings (Oct 16 and Oct 23) at the San Leandro Library from 6-9:30 PM.
Most of these offices are in areas that include members in our club and CV Dems has co-endorsed the Forum.  From Mary Ann Reno:

October 16 Candidates' Forum for San Leandro City Council and Mayor:

     6-6:40 Candidates for District 1
     6:45-7:25 Candidates for District 3
     7:30-8:10 Candidates for District 5
     8:15-8:55 Candidates for Mayor 

The candidates for each office are:
San Leandro City Council District 1 - Kenneth Pon, Deborah Cox, David Anderson, and
                                                                 Mike Katz-Lacabe
San Leandro City Council District 3 - Allen Schoenfeld, Victor Aguilar, and Lee Thomas
San Leandro City Council District 5 - Leah Hall, Mia Ousley, and Corina Lopez
San Leandro Mayor - Diana Souza, Pauline Cutter, and Dan Dillman
FYI - they are all Democrats, except for Mr. Dillman

October 23 Forum for San Leandro, San Lorenzo and Hayward school boards.

San Leandro School Board at large seat - Evelyn Gonzalez, Elsie "Jeanne" Kinkella,
                                                                         Peter Oshinski, and Monique Tate
San Leandro School Board District 4 - Leo Sheridan and Latrina Dumas
San Lorenzo School Board - Steven Kirk, Guillermo Navarez, Ronald Joseph Pereira,
                                                  Isabel Polvorosa, Helen T. Randall, and Janet Zamudio
Hayward School Board - Lisa Bruner, William McGee, and Marita Cheng
FYI - all are Democrats except Ms. Tate, Mr. Pereira, and Ms. Cheng
The are 2 seats up for election in San Lorenzo and Hayward.  All other races are for 1 seat.

Sunday July 20th 12-3 pm (Flyer)
Community Center Park  Picnic Area 2 & 3
(corner of Lake Chabot Dr &Quail Ave)
$15 donation per adult, Kids Free!!
Bring a side dish or dessert to share. Club will provide BBQ options including Vegetarian, Beverages, Utensils. Bring the Kids, the water park is great!

RSVP to Sonya Howes 510-582-4818 or
Helena Straughter 510-895-9783
Or by email

16th Annual Eden Area United Democratic Campaign
St. Patrick's Day Dinner
Thursday, March 20, 2014 - 5:30 to 10:00
Carpenters’ Hall , 1050 Mattox Road, Hayward

Convention 2014 Videos


The Alameda County Democratic Party 
43rd Unity Dinner 2013 
Video Slide Show

Castro Valley Democratic Club - Gun Legislation Panel
discussed gun violence and 2nd amendment rights at 
February 2013 Meeting


California Democratic Party Convention 2013

Thank You! President Barack Obama
Thank You! President Barack Obama

By Carole Georges, Esq.
(Castro Valley Democratic Club Recording Secretary)

In the Hyde Park Section of Chicago two neighborhoods meet, the heady one of University of Chicago’s graduate students in Politics and Economics who often contribute to  the  tone and the direction of the Nation’s political discourse and the down home one of working class folk. Both students and neighborhood folk frequent the Valois Cafeteria. We visited it to see what the spirit was like in the place where President Obama is said to like to catch breakfast when he’s home in Chicago. (cont'd)

Eden Area Democratic Party Headquarters

1260 B St. #150, Hayward, CA
Serves: San Leandro, San Lorenzo, Hayward, Castro Valley, Ashland, Cherryland and Fairview
Office Phone: 510-314-0084 - Fax: 510-363-8167
Executive Diretor: Malia Vella - Chair: Robin Torello

The Alameda County Democratic Party 42st Unity Dinner 2012
Video Slide Show
The Alameda County Democratic Party 42st Unity Dinner 2012Pete Stark with Castro Valley Democratic Club members

2012 Democratic Convention

Re-President Barack Obama 2012

Re-President Barack Obama
November, 2012

President Barack Obama - The Story of Us

"Fired up! Ready to go!" - Obama for America 2012 

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Barack's Official Campaign Webpage

CV Democrats 2012 CV Fall Festival
Getting out the Vote!

Castro Valley Democratic Club Summer BBQ Photos
Sunday, July 22, 2012
Summer BBQ Photos

Democrats at Castro Valley Pride Rally, Saturday July 21, 2012
Congressman Pete Stark, Senator Ellen Corbett 
and Supervisor Nate Miley

Democrat Richard Valle 
Sworn in as Alameda County District 2 Supervisor


Castro Valley Rowell Ranch Rodeo Parade 2012

Senator Ellen Corbett and the Corbett Crew
County Supervisor Nate Miley and Friends


Alameda County Democratic Party St. Patrick's Day Photos - March 16, 2012

Castro Valley's Supervisor and Board President Nate Miley
Visits the Castro Valley Democratic Club February 28, 2012


California Democratic Party Convention February, 2012

November 6, 2012 Election

Democratic Endorsements
Castro Valley Democratic Club Endorsements 
for November 6, 2012 Election


President Barack Obama
of the 
United States of America
Senator Diane Feinstein
Fortney ‘Pete’ Stark
Congressman Fortney ‘Pete’ Stark
15th Congressional District
Bill Quirk
Bill Quirk for State Assembly
20th Assembly District


California Democratic Party
OFFICIAL Recommendations - November 6, 2012
California Democratic Party Endorsements

President Barack Obama
of the 
United States of America
Senator Diane Feinstein
Fortney ‘Pete’ Stark
Congressman Fortney ‘Pete’ Stark
15th Congressional District
Bill Quirk
Bill Quirk for State Assembly
20th Assembly District

Yes on Proposition 30
Protects funding for schools and local public safety 

No on Proposition 31
Locks California into permanent underfunding of education, health, and other vital services

No on Proposition 32
Creates special exemptions for billionaires and Super PACs allowing them to buy elections

No on Proposition 33
Auto insurance rate hike

Yes on Proposition 34
Repeals death penalty and replaces with life without parole

Yes on Proposition 35
Increases penalties for human trafficking

Yes on Proposition 36
Reforms "Three Strikes" law

Yes on Proposition 37
Labeling of genetically engineered foods

No on Proposition 38
Munger initiative

Neutral on Proposition 39
Adjusts taxes for multi-state corporations to fund clean energy programs

Yes on Proposition 40
Referendum on State Senate district boundaries 
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From the League of Women Voters of California 

The event honored Congresswoman Barbara Lee and Fortney "Pete" Stark. This event highlighted their significant contributions in our community, and how they courageously stood up to challenges, injustice and social barriers to pursue equality and freedom for all.

May 15, 2010, 11:00 A M - 1:00PM
Where: Castro Valley Library 3600 Norbridge, Castro Valley 94546

Introductory remarks by Mr. John Bass, followed by comments from Alberto Torrico for Attorney General, Rev. Byron Williams, Mrs. Carolyn Moskovitz and  Bobbie Seal.

More Photos

Civil Rights Victory and Civil Rights Lost
by Bob Swanson
Castro Valley Democratic Club Webmaster
November 9, 2008

I felt an extraordinary exhilaration in the milestone victory of civil rights with the election of our first African American President Barack Obama. 
     Then my exhilaration was diminished with the knowledge that on the same ballot the civil rights of a minority were trampled on by what I hoped to be an enlightened electorate.
     Haven't we learned that freedom, the liberty to live the way we wish is the ideal of this nation under god? 
     Somewhere between 5 to 10% of our state have been stripped of their inalienable right to life liberty and the pursuit of happiness by being denied their right to marry whom they love.  This is a terrible sin.
     Who will be next in the state to lose their civil rights?
     It is time for good people to speak up once again.
     Dr. Martin Luther King went to the mountain top and he saw the other side. What he saw was a world not tainted by convoluted thoughts of discrimination but a world of genuine equality.
     Captured in stone in the New England Holocaust Memorial are the words of Lutheran Pastor and concentration camp survivor Martin Niemoeller: 

“They came first for the Communists,
and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a Communist. 

Then they came for the Jews, 
and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a Jew. 

Then they came for the trade unionists, 
and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a trade unionist. 

Then they came for the Catholics, 
and I didn't speak up because I was a Protestant. 

Then they came for me, 
and by that time no one was left to speak up.”

We must do better than this.

 Proposition 8 contributions both for and against lookup

Attention Dems! Our good friend Jean Gaylord has passed away. Photo Memorial.

American Stories, American Solutions: 30 Minute Video Special

Humor and Stuff

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Roast Bush
This is Really Good Stuff
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Click to Watch Stephen Colbert Roast Bush at the
White Correspondents Association Dinner

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$7.50 for members under 18 years of age
low-income members at the discretion of the Treasurer. 
Make payable to: Castro Valley Democratic Club. 
Bring to next meeting or send them to:
P.O. Box 20866 
Castro Valley, CA 94546
Your support is greatly appreciated
Castro Valley Democratic Club

Castro Valley, Ashland, Cherryland
San Lorenzo and San Leandro

PO Box 20866
Castro Valley, CA 94546-8866

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