meeting: 4th Tuesday on every month 7:00PM
at the Faith Lutheran Church 20080 Redwood Rd. Graydon Room. (Map) Due to the current social distancing
requirements, the meetings will be held using ZOOM. To attend the meeting
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Farmers' Market Saturday, 9:00am to 1:00pm
at BART Station - Year Around
6, 2022 Resist the Insurrectionists! Castro Valley, California
6 was a violent and deadly attack against all Americans – against our country,
our democracy, and our freedom as voters to choose the leaders that represent
us so that we have a government of, by, and for the people.
One year later, the same
faction that attacked our country on January 6th is hard at work silencing
our voices by restricting our freedom to vote, attacking fair voting districts,
and quietly preparing future attempts to sabotage free and fair elections
and with it our democracy.
So on the anniversary of
January 6, Americans across race, place, party, and background are holding
candlelight vigils to say: In America, the voters decide the outcome of
The promise of democracy
is not a partisan issue but a calling that unites us as Americans. To prevent
this kind of attack from happening again, our elected leaders must pass
urgent legislation that will protect this country from anti-democratic
forces who are continuing their efforts to destroy it.
Coming together, we can prevent
another January 6th attack and realize the promise of democracy for all
of us - no matter our color, zip code, or income - so we all have an equal
say in the decisions that shape our daily lives and futures.
You are invited to celebrate
the holidays at our annual CVDC Holiday Party. Date: Sunday, December
12, 2021 Time: 2 PM to 5 PM Place: Val & John
by 12/9 with number of guests: firstname.lastname@example.org • Last Name (A - H) bring
appetizers • Last Name (I - P) bring
salad or side dish • Last Name (Q - Z) bring
desserts All guests are required
to be fully vaccinated to attend party. CVDC t-shirt orders will
be available for pick up at the Holiday Party. Please contact Dave Siegel
to place order or arrange time for special pick-up at email: email@example.com
If you wish to donate
an item for door prize, please reply by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
County Supervisors Vote on Final Redistricting Map Which
gives the Urban Unincorporated Area 2 Supervisor's votes on
the Board of Supervisors and not just 1 vote!
The first Black and Indian
American woman to represent California in the United States Senate, Kamala
Harris grew up believing in the promise of America and fighting to make
sure that promise is fulfilled for all Americans. Kamala’s father immigrated
to the U.S. from Jamaica to study economics and her mother immigrated from
India. Kamala’s mother told her growing up “Don’t sit around and complain
about things, do something,” which is what drives Kamala every single day.
Kamala started fighting
for working families in the Alameda County District Attorney’s Office,
where she focused on prosecuting child sexual assault cases. From there,
she became the first Black woman elected as San Francisco’s District Attorney.
In this position, she started a program to provide first-time drug offenders
second chances with the opportunity to earn a high school degree and find
a job. Kamala Harris
In 2010, Kamala became
the first Black woman to be elected California Attorney General, overseeing
the country’s second largest Justice Department, only behind the U.S. Department
of Justice. In this capacity, she managed a $735 million budget and oversaw
more than 4,800 attorneys and other employees. As California Attorney General,
Kamala fought for families and won a $20 billion settlement for California
homeowners against big banks that were unfairly foreclosing on homes. Kamala Harris
Kamala worked to protect
Obamacare, helped win marriage equality for all, defended California’s
landmark climate change law and won a $1.1 billion settlement against a
for-profit education company that scammed students and veterans. Kamala
also fought for California communities and prosecuted transnational gangs
who drove human trafficking, gun smuggling and drug rings.
Since being elected to
the U.S. Senate in 2016, Kamala has introduced and co-sponsored legislation
to help the middle class, increase the minimum wage to $15, reform cash
bail, and defend the legal rights of refugees and immigrants. Kamala Harris
Kamala serves on the Senate
Select Committee on Intelligence that deals with the nation’s most sensitive
national security and international threats. She also serves on the
Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee where she oversees
the federal government’s response to natural disasters and emergencies,
including the Trump administration’s response to COVID-19.
On the Senate Judiciary
Committee, Kamala has held Trump administration officials accountable and
was a powerful voice against Trump’s conservative judicial nominations. Kamala Harris
Kamala graduated from
Howard University, where she was in the Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority, and
earned a law degree from the University of California, Hastings College
Kamala has been married
to her husband Doug for the past six years. She is the stepmother of two
children, Ella and Cole who are her “endless source of love and pure joy.”
County Democratic Party Endorsements November
The Democratic Party has
endorsed the following candidates and measures for the November 3, 2020
Election. Statewide endorsements are made by the California Democratic
Party. Local endorsements are made by the Alameda County Democratic Party.
Candidates: President/Vice President
– Joe Biden/Kamala Harris
U.S. Congress District 15
– Hon. Eric Swalwell
State Assembly District 20
– Hon. Bill Quirk
Alameda County Supervisor
District 4 – Hon. Nate Miley
Alameda County Board of Education
Trustee Area 5 – Lisa Brunner
Alameda County Superior
Court Judge Office 2 – Mark Fickes
Castro Valley USD Director
– Hon. Lavender Whitaker, Dolly Adams, Mike Kusiak
A.C. Transit Director – At-Large,
Hon. H. E. Christian Peeples
Eden Township Healthcare
Dist. Director – Hon. Pamela Russo, Winny Knowles
Hayward Area Rec. & Park
Dist. Director – Hon. Louis Andrade, Hon. Rick J. Hatcher, Peter Rosen
Oro Loma Sanitary Dist. Director
– Hon. Bob Glaze
Hayward USD Director – Will
McGee, Sara Prada
Measure V – Alameda
County Utility Users Tax Vote YES
Measure W – Alameda
County Sales Tax Vote YES
Ballot Measures: 2020
Proposition Endorsements CALIFORNIA
DEMOCRATIC PARTY CALIFORNIA DEMOCRATIC PARTY
- Continues stem cell research funding to develop treatments
and cures for chronic and life-threatening
- Balanced reform that reclaims $12 billion for our local schools
- End the ban on affirmative action to level the playing field for
women and communities of color.
- Restores voting rights to Californians who have completed
their prison term. Free the Vote!
- Allows those who turn age 18 by a November general election
to vote in that year’s primary elections.
- Helps seniors, disabled homeowners, and wildfire victims;
closes tax loopholes on out-of-state trust
20 NO - Wastes tens of millions
on prisons causing cuts to
rehabilitation and schools. Stop the Prison
- Keeps families in their homes, prevents homelessness, and
preserves affordable housing.
22 NO - Exempts Uber and Lyft from
providing drivers the benefits
they deserve. Drivers’ rights over Uber/Lyft
- Improves safety and prohibits discrimination in dialysis clinics
to protect gravely ill patients.
24 Neutral - Would expand or amend
the provisions of the California
Consumer Privacy Act of 2018.
- Replaces discriminatory and unjust money bail with a fairer
system based on public safety – not ability
2019 WED 20 and 27 - 5:15
2019 WED 4, 11, 18 and 25
- 5:15 PM January
2020 WED 1, 8 and 15 - 5:15
SEN. SUSAN COLLINS SLEEK SLOOP BECOME A SINKABLE SCOW? By Carole Georges
Many signals are in the
public discourse that Senator Susan Collins of Maine, after twenty two
years in the Senate, is in jeopardy this year.
The Cook Report in August,
2019, changed their analysis of her seat from “leaning Republican” to “toss
up”. It was with that in mind that I toured Southern Maine recently.
At a local Lobster Joint in Bar Harbor I asked our waiter, a wiry quick
moving guy in his 50’s, what he thought of her chances in this election.
His response was, “Well if she loses by one vote, it will by mine.”
He went on to say he and his family were not voting for her.
Senator Collins’ vote to
confirm Bret Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court was widely unpopular especially
with women. Her speech attempting to justify the vote did not satisfy those
with questions about his nomination. Collins’ vote for Trump’s tax bill
could result in the removal of the individual mandate from the Affordable
Care Act, if the related Republican lawsuit is successful, ending coverage
under the ACA for 90,000 Mainers.
Working in Collins favor,
she hauled in more than six million dollars for her campaign by July, 2019,
according to Scott Thistle, writing in the Portland Maine Press Herald
this month, while her leading challenger, Maine State Senate Leader Sara
Gideon, had only amassed one million according to the records of the Federal
Election Commission. However, Sara Gideon’s website claims
that her campaign has outraised Collins in the second quarter of this year.
Is there something in the wind?
Much of the money on both
sides appears to be coming from out of State. Even Sen. Warren’s campaign
sent a letter to supporters indicating that it would target Sen. Collins
seat as one of those it hoped to change.
Aside from the money, the
other difficulty with unseating Collins is Maine’s ranked voting system.
In Alameda County we’re all familiar with the unexpected results such a
system can generate.
There are several other candidates
besides Sara Gideon in the Democratic Primary. If Gideon does not
reach a majority vote, the second choice votes come into play, and someone
other than Gideon could win the Primary. That someone could be a
weaker candidate in the General. However, there is a new poll taken
October 15, 2019 by the democratic pollster Public Policy Polling showing
a generic Democrat beating Collins 44% to 41%.
Although it is too early
for Campaign headquarters and rallies, there are ads running on television
in Maine. The pro-Collins ad features her in peachy white make-up, looking
benignly at an elderly diabetic patient. In it Collins affirms the importance
of being pro Diabetic treatment.
An Anti-Collins ad shows
a video of her at a fundraiser hosted by a man known as the “Trump Judge
Whisperer” with a voiceover about her vote to confirm Kavanaugh for Supreme
We stayed at the Lake where
Stephen King lived when he wrote “Carrie and “the Shining”. Author King
came out for replacing Collins with someone “a bit more liberal” on a recent
Colbert show. At a local pub/restaurant I asked our young waitress
what she thought Susan Collins chances were in the coming election. Her
response was that that was “hard to say.” She herself was still thinking
it over, a diplomatic answer. Even so, it struck me that in previous
elections that answer might have been an enthusiastic “Yes, she’ll win”.
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