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DFA Link meeting with Alice Smith

Join us for our Club Program Meeting, Monday February 11, featuring Alice Smith, attorney, longtime activist, and cofounder of the nonpartisan National Voter Corps.

Voting Rights and Voter Suppression:
How states increase or decrease access to voting with a look at the current Supreme Court voting rights cases to be decided this term, which may change this all.

Click National Voter Corps to learn more.

Monday February 11, 2019

6:30pm: Informal mingling & potluck,
bring something savory/sweet and/or beverage (no alcohol) to share.

Program 7pm – 8:30pm

Meeting location: Calabazas Library
1230 S. Blaney Ave., San Jose 95129 (but “feels Like” Cupertino)

 

2019 Annual Goals

At our working meeting on January 28, 2019, the Dean Club will set our Annual Goals for the coming year.  Members will discuss the results of the December brainstorming session, categorized the goals, and prioritized the categories and their top goals.

Ranked Goals are available at:
2019 Ranked Goals

Categorized Goals are available at:
2019 Categorized Goals

Results of the brainstorming are available at:
December 2018 Brainstorm

DFA Link meeting with Malia Cohen

The DFA Link meeting on January 14, 2019, will feature a presentation by Board of Equalization District 2 Board Member Elect Malia Cohen.

Members and guests gather for potluck at 6:30 PM, and the program begins at 7:00 PM.

The meeting will be at:
Calabazas Library
1230 S Blaney Ave, San Jose, CA 95129

Learn more about Malia Cohen at:
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Malia_Cohen

Dean Democratic Club Holiday Potluck and 2019 Goals Brainstorming

December 10, 2018  at 6:30 PM at the home of Ralph and Jackie Wheeler, 3956 Nelson Ct, Palo Alto, CA 94306.  Everyone welcome. Bring a dish or beverage to share. We will be brainstorming topics for our 2019 Goals.
Cheers!

DFA Link meeting with Melinda Jackson and Otto Lee

Once all the hard work is done (for this cycle, at least!) and the votes are counted, let’s get together and go over the results. It will be our last meeting at the DVC.

On hand, we’ll have two experts speaking:

Melinda Jackson, Chair of the SJSU Dept of Political Science. Dr. Jackson’s interests center on public opinion and political participation in American politics with a special focus on political psychology and political identity.

Otto Lee, California member of the DNC. Otto will rehash the big races across the country, and provide the viewpoint of the national party.

Monday, Nov 12
Democratic Volunteer Center
960 San Antonio Rd #100, Palo Alto, CA 94303
6:30pm potluck, 7pm program start

DFA Link action meeting

The Dean Club has been working on Congressional campaigns for 8 election cycles (since 2004), canvassing, phoning, and raising money. Let’s continue our record of activism on October 8 at:

Democratic Volunteer Center
960 San Antonio Rd #100, Palo Alto, CA 94303

Come make phone calls, write postcards, or text voters in key swing districts (e.g., TJ Cox, Katie Porter, Josh Harder, perhaps others as well). Training or refreshers will be available, and everything will be provided except your cell phone if you want to text.

6:30 p.m. potluck, then let’s roll up our sleeves and get to work!

DFA Link meeting with Marc Berman

The DFA Link meeting on September 10, 2018, will feature a presentation by State Assembly Member Marc Berman.

Members and guests gather for potluck at 6:30 PM, and the program begins at 7:00 PM.

The meeting will be at:

Democratic Volunteer Center
960 San Antonio Rd #100, Palo Alto, CA 94303

Learn more about Marc Berman at: https://a24.asmdc.org

 

DFA Link meeting – ballot initiative review

The DFA Link meeting on August 13, 2018, will feature a presentation of California State ballot initiatives by members of the Club.  A straw poll will be held, which will become an endorsement recommendation to the August 27, 2018 business meeting.

Members and guests gather for potluck at 6:30 PM, and the program begins at 7:00 PM.

The meeting will be at:

Democratic Volunteer Center
960 San Antonio Rd #100, Palo Alto, CA 94303

 

Learn more about California State ballot initiatives at:
http://www.sos.ca.gov/elections/ballot-measures/qualified-ballot-measures/

Ballot numbers, titles, and current presenter assignments are available at:
Ballot-Proposition-Inventory.pdf

The presentations and Straw Poll results are available at:
Ballot Proposition presentations

DFA Link meeting with Steve Chessin of Californians for Electoral Reform

The DFA Link meeting on July 9, 2018, will feature a presentation by Steve Chessin of Californians for Electoral Reform.

Proportional Representation: What is it, why do we need it, what does the rest of the world know that we don’t?

Steve Chessin, President of Californians for Electoral Reform, will discuss methods for choosing representatives that are different from the ones commonly in use in the United States today, methods used by most of the established democracies and most of the emerging democracies around the world today, and that have been used, at one time or another, in the United States as well.

Members and guests gather for potluck at 6:30 PM, and the program begins at 7:00 PM.

The meeting will be at:

Democratic Volunteer Center
960 San Antonio Rd #100, Palo Alto, CA 94303

Learn more about Californians for Electoral Reform at:

https://www.cfer.org

 

DFA Link meeting with R L Miller of Climate Hawks

The DFA Link meeting on June 11, 2018, will feature a presentation by R L Miller of Climate Hawks.

Members and guests gather for potluck at 6:30 PM, and the program begins at 7:00 PM.

The meeting will be at:

Democratic Volunteer Center
960 San Antonio Rd #100, Palo Alto, CA 94303

Learn more about R L Miller at:

http://climatehawksvote.com/about/