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Next 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 requirments we are cancelling out next meeting scheduled for March 24, 2020

Castro Valley Farmers' Market
Saturday, 9:00am to 1:00pm at BART Station - Year Around

Local Action

Castro Valley Local Legislators and Dems Club on FaceBook, YouTube, Twitter, Instagram

Eric Swalwell Office

State Senator 
Bob Wieckowski Office

Bill Quirk Office

County Supervisor 
Nate Miley Office

Castro Valley
Democratic Club


Alameda County Democratic Party Endorsements
Primary Election – March 3, 2020

The Democratic Party has endorsed the following candidates and measures for the March 2020 Primary Election. Statewide endorsements are made by the California Democratic Party. Local endorsements are made by the Alameda County Democratic Party.

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

Ballot Measures:
Prop. 13 – School and College Facilities Bond VOTE YES
Measure I – Castro Valley USD Parcel Tax VOTE YES

Measure C – County of Alameda Sales Tax VOTE YES
Measure D – Alameda County Fire Dept. Bond Measure VOTE YES

Castro Valley Democratic Club Endorses for March 3, 2020 Election

Congressman Eric Swalwell - Assemblyman Bill Quirk - Supervisor Nate Miley

Our dear friend and beloved Club member, Evelyn Brownell has passed away. 

Evelyn was 102 years and 4 months old when she passed.  Her fighting spirit lives on.  May her life of service be an inspiration to us all.

Evelyn was a dedicated member who registered hundreds of voters at the county Fair and at the Fall Festival. 

See Evelyn's Farewell Page When She Moved to Southern California


Castro Valley Democratic Club Holiday Party December 15, 2019

Weekly Peace Vigil
Peace Corner CV Blvd and Redwood Road

November 2019
WED 20 and 27 - 5:15 PM
December 2019
WED 4, 11, 18 and 25 - 5:15 PM
January 2020
WED 1, 8 and 15 - 5:15 PM

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 Court. 

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”.


The Whistle-Blower Complaint Audio Book


At the Castro Valley Democratic Club to update members about the 2019 legislative 
session. Talking officer involved shootings, closing tax loopholes, and the climate crisis.

Our Speaker Sept. 24, 2019 at 7pm is Assemblyman Bill Quirk



Castro Valley Democratic Club Welcomes Alameda County District Attorney Nancy O'Malley and Marvin Mutch

District Attorney Nancy O'Malley Addresses CV DEMS
Mr. Marvin Mutch Wrongfully Convicted Spent 41 Years in Prison



Congressman Eric Swalwell at the Castro Valley High School multi-purpose room 
Saturday, July 20th, from 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM for a 15th District Town Hall Meeting.


Video: Castro Valley Democratic Club Annual Picnic July 14, 2019

Slide Show: Castro Valley Democratic Club Annual Picnic July 14, 2019


Dems at Castro Valley Pride July 13, 2019

Congressmember Eric Swalwell
Dublin City Councilmember Jean Josey
Alameda County Supervisor Nate Miley
HARD Board President Rick Hatcher

Castro Valley Lights for Liberty - July 12, 2019 

Debate 2 - Democratic Party Presidential Debate Thursday, June 27, 2019


Debate 1 - Democratic Party Presidential Debate Wednesday, June 26, 2019


Castro Valley Deocratic Club Summer Picnic on July 14, 2019
The picnic will be at the same site as last year (Area 3 at the Community Center Park, near the theater.  I will be sending out a flyer but the details are , 12-3pm. , last names A-L bring a salad or appetizer, M-Z bring a dessert or side. Club will provide hamburgers, hot dogs, and veggie options.. 
Adults $15 , Kids eat Free !  We will have some awesome raffles prizes and badminton , also the water park is open to cool off.  Come meet your elected officials and have a great time with like minded folks. 


Robert Mueller's first statement about Russia probe

The Mueller Report Text

CV Dems at Rowell Ranch Rodeo Parade May 11, 2019




Region 5 delegates are encouraged to attend this 
pre-convention gathering, where we'll give important convention updates and hear from candidates for CDP Chair!
California Democratic Party Region 5 Meeting
Public· Hosted by Region 5 Director Rocky Fernandez
April 28, 2019 - Sunday at 2 PM – 4 PM
Oakland Firefighters Local 55
369 15th St, Oakland, California 94612

Read and search the full Mueller report


Our Congressman Eric Swalwell Kicks-Off His 2020 Presidential Campaign!
April 14, 2019 at Dublin High School


Eric Swalwell Kick-Off Event at Dublin High School
8151 Village Pkwy, Dublin, CA


April 8, 2019 - Rep. Eric Swalwell is a Presidential Candidate 
Announces on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert

Sunday, April 28, 2019 at 2 PM – 4 PM, Region 5 delegates are encouraged to attend this pre-convention gathering, where we'll give important convention updates and hear from candidates for CDP Chair!
At: Oakland Firefighters Local 55
369 15th St, Oakland, California 94612

California Votes: A Post-Mortem on the 2018 Election
Friday, February 1, 2019
9:00am to 6:00pm
Banatao Auditorium, Sutardja Dai Hall
UC Berkeley
Video of the event is now available on YouTube.

Review of the California 2018 Midterm Election and What It Portends for the Futureby Carole Georges, Former Club President


EAUDC’s 2019 St. Patrick’s Dinner
Hosted by Eden Area United Democratic Campaign
The Eden Area United Democratic Campaign invites you to join us at our annual St. Patrick’s Day Dinner! Enjoy a great evening dinner with fellow Democrats, and also get to hear from our keynote speaker - Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara! We will also have additional guest speakers: State Senator Bob Wieckowski, Assembly Members Rob Bonta & Bill Quirk, and Alameda County District 2 Supervisor Richard Valle.

Please join us on March 21st, from 5:30PM to 9:00PM. We look forward to seeing everyone at the Carpenter’s Hall on 1050 Mattox Road, Hayward, CA 94541.

CV MAC Agenda

The Top 7 Men and Top 7 Woman Were Selected as 
Delegates to the 2019 State Democratic Convention

Elections for Assembly District 20 Delegates
Saturday, January 12th UFCW Hall,28870 Mission Bl. in Hayward.

The doors open at 9:30 with the speeches starting at 10 AM. Voting should start around 10:30. The doors will be closed at 12:30

Please come out and vote next Saturday and bring a friend.

Senator Bob Wieckowski Swearing-in Ceremony
January 3, 2019

Castro Valley Democratic Club Annual Holiday Party, Dec. 9th 2018

Slide Show

Our annual Holiday Party is Today, Sunday, Dec. 9th at 
from 3 pm to 6 pm. Potluck 
Last names A - L bring an appetizer or salad
Last names M-Z  bring a dessert or side dish
(or bring your favorite holiday dish or beverage)

December 10, 2018 CVMAC Agenda


Save the Date for Our Holiday Party!
December 9th from 3-7 pm
Val & John Giles house in Castro Valley
More information to come

Congratulations Castro Valley Democratic Club Treasurer Dolly Adams! 

"So dear Club Members,
I have been nominated by 
Nate Miley for the CV MAC!!!"

California Democratic Party Endorsements 
November 6, 2018 Elections

U.S. Senator
Kevin de León
United States Representative District 15
Hon. Eric Swalwell

Gavin Newsom
Lt. Governor
No Position
Attorney General
Xavier Becerra
Hon. Betty T. Yee
Insurance Commissioner
Hon. Ricardo Lara
Secretary of State
Hon. Alex Padilla
Superintendent of Public Instruction
Hon. Tony Thurmond
Hon. Fiona Ma
State Senator District 10
Hon. Bob Wieckowski
Member of the State Assembly District 18
Hon. Rob Bonta
Member of the State Assembly District 20
Hon. Bill Quirk

Statewide Propositions
Proposition 1
Housing Programs and Veterans' Loans Bond 
Proposition 2 
Use Millionaire's Tax Revenue for Homelessness Prevention Housing Bonds Measure 
Proposition 3
Water Infrastructure and Watershed Conservation Bond Initiative
No Position
Proposition 4 
Children's Hospital Bonds Initiative 
Proposition 5 
Property Tax Transfer Initiative 
Proposition 6
Voter Approval for Future Gas and Vehicle Taxes and 2017 Tax Repeal Initiative 
Proposition 7
Permanent Daylight Saving Time Measure 
Proposition 8
Limits on Dialysis Clinics' Revenue and Required Refunds Initiative 
Proposition 9 
Removed by Court Order
Proposition 10
Local Rent Control Initiative 
Proposition 11 
Ambulance Employees Paid On-Call Breaks, Training, and Mental Health Services Initiative 
Proposition 12 
Farm Animal Confinement Initiative

Local Endorsements
Alameda County Assessor
Phong La

Hayward USD Director - Hon. William L. McGee, Todd Davis 
A.C. Transit District Director - Ward 4, Hon. Mark Williams
East Bay MUD Director - Ward 7 - Hon. Frank Mellon 
East Bay Reg. Park District Director - Ward 3 - Hon. Dennis Waespi
Eden Township Hospital District Director - Hon. Roxann Lewis, Mariellen Faria, Felix Martinez 
Fairview Fire Protection District Director - Hon. Michael Justice 
Oro Loma Sanitary District Director - Hon. Shelia Young, Hon. Rita Duncan, Frederick Simon, Jr. 

Local Ballot Measures
Measure H Hayward USD School Construction Bond - YES
Measure J San Lorenzo USD Instructional Programs Parcel Tax - YES 
East Bay RPD Parcel Tax Extension - YES 

Town Hall on Municipal Advisory Councils
Thursday, October 18th from 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM at the Castro Valley Library, 3600 Norbridge Ave 
Castro Valley, CA 94546
Please join Alameda County Supervisor Nate Miley for an important community meeting on the Castro Valley Municipal Advisory Council and Eden Area governance. He will share his views and take questions from the community.

For more information call (510) 670-5717
or email

The Town Hall Meeting will be on Facebook Live.

Senator Bob Wieckowski Presents 12 Honorees District 10 Local Hero Awards
Congratulations! September 26, 2018

Senator Bob Wieckowski Awards Castro Valley Local Heroes
Journalist Robert Souza and Health Advocate Elaine Peng
Congratulations! September 26, 2018


Congressman Eric Swalwell 1st Annual Lobster Feed 
September 30, 2018 - Go Dems!!!

California District 10 State Senator Bob Wieckowski 
"State of the District" Address 2018

If you can, please join us at the event this Sunday. You will be introduced and can meet people. Parking is best up C St (past Foothill) in the Municipal lot and then walk to HQ, it's across the street in the green building past Portuguese Park on Foothill Blvd. Hope to see you there! Thank you.


Castro Valley Democratic Club at the Hayward Area Democratic Club's 
Annual Fall Festival and Fundraiser Sunday, Sept. 16, 3:00 to 6:00 pm

Ginny DeMartini receives the Fran and Jim Forsyth Award 
from Hayward Area Democratic Club. 
Congratulations Ginny!

Castro Valley Democratic Club Votes Unanimously to Support 
Castro Valley Veterans Lease of the Old Castro Valley Library 
for Veteran and Community Use

We the residents of Castro Valley support the use by the Veterans Organizations to operate The Old Castro Valley Library building located on Redwood Road for use as a community building serving the needs of Veterans and the residents of Castro Valley.

We the residents of Castro Valley believe that a building paid for through an assessment on our property taxes should remain a resource to serve the community as a small meeting and conference center.

We the residents of Castro Valley support the unanimous vote by Castro Valley Municipal Advisory Council to designate the Old Castro Valley Library be renamed the Veterans Memorial Building of Castro Valley.

We the residents of Castro Valley oppose the demolition of this Mid Century Modern Building

We the residents of Castro Valley urge the Board of Supervisors to support the decision and recommendation by CVMAC to utilize this building as a resource to our community and that the Veterans Organization of the Castro Valley Area manage this facility. 

Please Sign the Petition

Castro Valley Dems at the Castro Valley Fall Festival
Saturday, September 8 and 9, 2018


Castro Valley Democratic Club Picnic July 22, 2018
With Senator Bob Wieckowski, Supervisor Nate Miley, AC Transit Director Mark Williams, 
Hayward Council Member Sara Lamnin, 
County Democratic Party Chair Robin Torello, EBMUD Director Frank Mellon

State Senator Bob Wieckowski Alameda County Supervisor
Nate Miley
Hayward City Council Member
Sara Lamnin

DEMs Address Castro Valley Gay Pride in Celebration of Human Rights July 14, 2018

Congressman Eric Swalwell

State Senator Bob Wieckowski

Alameda County District Attorney Nancy O'Malley

Alameda County Supervisor Nate Miley

Saturday June 23, 2018, 11 AM - 1 PM
Castro Valley Dems at the
Families Belong Together Rally - Castro Valley





Children are Crying in United States 
Concentration Camps

A lady asked Dr. (Benjamin) Franklin at the close of the Constitutional Convention of 1787.
“Well Doctor what have we got a republic or a monarchy. A republic replied the Doctor if you can keep it.”

The Worst Form of Government

‘Many forms of Government have been tried, and will be tried in this world of sin and woe. No one pretends that democracy is perfect or all-wise. Indeed it has been said that democracy is the worst form of Government except for all those other forms that have been tried from time to time.…’ Winston S. Churchill, 11 November 1947

Protestant Pastor Martin Niemöller (1892–1984) spent seven years in Nazi concentration camps.

First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Socialist. 
Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out— 
Because I was not a Trade Unionist. 
Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out— 
Because I was not a Jew. 
Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak for me.


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low-income members at the discretion of the Treasurer. 
Make payable to: Castro Valley Democratic Club. 
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P.O. Box 20866
Castro Valley, CA 94546
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Castro Valley Democratic Club

Castro Valley, Ashland, Cherryland
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