Josh Harder’s campaign for reelection to the US House in CA-10 is holding phone banks every Monday and Thursday from 5:00 pm to 6:30 PM. To sign up, follow THIS LINK.
The DFA Link meeting on August 10, 2020, will feature presentations on the Statewide ballot propositions and a straw poll. The poll is open to all attendees, regardless of membership, and will become an endorsement recommendation to the Club at the August 24, 2020 Working Meeting.
The program begins at 7:00 PM. Join the meeting a little early, so we can begin promptly.
The meeting will held be held via Zoom. For details on joining the meeting, RSVP to email@example.com.
Learn more about qualified ballot propositions at:
If you would like to make a presentation on one of the ballot propositions, send an email with your preference to firstname.lastname@example.org. A thirteen slide template will be provided in Keynote and Powerpoint format.
Presentations in PDF format will be available at: https://drive.google.com/drive/u/1/folders/1gxjbCTHsj0pwcfXbBzAqorjmgF7J2lLD
At our working meeting on January 27, 2020, the Dean Club set our Annual Goals for the coming year. Members discussed the results of the December brainstorming session, categorized the goals, and prioritized the categories and their top goals.
Ranked Goals are available at:
2020 Ranked Goals
Categorized Goals are available at:
2020 Categorized Goals
Results of the brainstorming are available at:
December 2019 Brainstorm
This special fund to support the Dean Democratic Club of Silicon Valley was established in September 2017, three months after Don’s passing (June 28,2017).
You can contribute to the fund at: secure.actblue.com/donate/deanclub-mayall
Don was a charter member of our club, having been, along with his wife Carolyn Curtis, an enthusiastic supporter of Howard Dean’s candidacy for president, from March 2003. When we tabled at the Palo Alto farmers market, campaigning for Howard and registering voters, he’d tell Carolyn he didn’t want to engage (words to that effect), but soon would be deep in amiable conversation, usually with a gent his age.
Don was always available to staff the sign-in table at club events. The quintessential morning person, he’d lit-drop and doorhanger on predawn election mornings, until voting by mail put an end to that folk rite. Don was the club’s fourth treasurer; a statistician (labor market analysis) by trade, he was meticulous and dedicated, establishing a two-year budget and seeing to it in meetings that we kept to it. He trained club members in how to lobby legislators, having lobbied for conservation issues (including in Washington), and regularly went to Sacramento with us for healthcare and campaign finance reform. He always presented at our ballot initiative information sessions, with cogent and witty PowerPoints. Don and Carolyn were on Jerry McNerney’s election committee 2004-6, and present at Jerry’s headquarters that victorious election night in 2006. Don also represented the club on the county Democratic Party endorsement committee. In all meetings, he always got right to the point, but was never dismissive, small-minded, or inconsiderate of what others were saying. When he spoke, people shut up and listened.
Besides the club, Don’s other main focus was conservation, serving on the local and state level of the California Native Plant Society, specifically the botany and preservation of nearby serpentine areas. He and Carolyn first grew close working to preserve Edgewood in the early nineties (since 1993, Edgewood County Park and Natural Preserve), and Don went on to lead the efforts to keep Coyote Ridge, a major serpentine area south of San Jose, free of development. On Don’s office wall is a photo of him and Jerry McNerney in a wildflower meadow on Coyote Ridge, at that time in Jerry’s district. He and Carolyn enjoyed many trips to wildflower areas and transformed Don’s yard in Palo Alto into a native plant phantasmagoria.
More about Don at www.donaldmayallmemorial.com/gallery-1.
We miss him.
The 2016 draft state party platform was posted today at http://www.cadem.org/our-party/standing-committees/body/2016-CADEM-DRAFT-PLATFORM.pdf. It contains the following text:
• Implement a comprehensive science-based water plan that includes managing each watershed (including groundwater) as a unified whole and upgrading the Delta levee system;
• Fully protect all water sources from contamination and guarantee sufficient water for the basic human needs of drinking and sanitation;
• Motivate efficient, sustainable, safe use of water and hold all users accountable for their consumption; implement and enforce regulations regarding groundwater use including full usage documentation; and,
• Ensure allocation and management of water to sustain ecosystems, fisheries, recreation, and endangered species.
Our club was involved in writing the text, negotiating with the platform committee, and soliciting support. The club passed a resolution in favor of the platform change submission.
Visit the Dean Club’s Facebook and Yahoo groups. If you like what you see there, join the groups. They’re a great way to stay connected with Dean Club activities.