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Monthly Members Meeting
Our Monthly Members Meeting is always held on the first Thursday of the Month. Our meetings are held at the Rose Room at Auburn City Hall. The Rose Room is downstairs at Auburn City Hall, 1225 Lincoln Way, Auburn. See current information on this month’s meeting at the upper right of this page. Directions to the Rose Room are here.
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Campaign Headquarters for the 2024 Election
DONATE TO OUR MATCHING FUND!
Donate to help us open our AADC Campaign Headquarters for the 2024 Election Season! rrently donations up to $25oo are being matched. Double your money and help AADC. The headquarters will be a location where we will stage our campaign efforts to elect those who share our progressive values. Click the red button to donate!
AADC SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
For some years, the Auburn Area Democratic Club (AADC) has awarded scholarships to high school graduates. For the spring of 2024, AADC will award two $500 scholarships to graduating seniors attending local high schools. The criteria for selection of recipients of the scholarships will include the following:
- Community Service
- Engagement in issues of public interest
- Determination in overcoming personal or family hardshipFinancial need
- Success in meeting academic challenges
To learn more about the program, and to access the official application, please
A MESSAGE FROM OUR PRESIDENT TERRY RODRIGUEZ
Participation Wins Elections
Democracy is not a spectator sport, it’s a participatory event. If we don’t participate in it,
it ceases to be a democracy.” Michael Moore
The March 5th Primary Election is the current phase in this 2024 campaign. We will soon transition to the General Election stage. The intensity in electing our Democratic candidates will continue. We will not let up until Jessica Morse and Neva Parker have the titles of elected representatives to our federal and state legislative bodies, respectively. Additionally, we Democrats must support the election of those on the down-ballot, especially those who are running for Placer County school board positions. Meeting this objective takes effort on the part of all Democrats, as well as on the part of No Party Preference activists who lean Democratic. Globally, according to various international news reports, the main theme is that Democracy is on the ballot…
2024 ELECTION CAMPAIGN OFFICE
By Charlie Riley, AADC Communications Co-Chair
As of today, we have raised over $5500 towards our 2024 Election Office. For a number of months Leslie Moonshine, Gail Bartlow, Sandy Floyd, Rebecca Campbell, and Mary Helen Fein have been working hard to raise money for our planned AADC Auburn 2024 Election Office. Many of us have dropped a few dollars in the collection jar at the general meetings or made an ACT Blue donation. Due to the hard work as of early February, we had banked over $1500 toward the 2024 Election Office fund.
Excitingly, a week ago a small number of club members created a $2500 matching fund to help promote this important effort. In the first week of the matching campaign members helped raise another $4000 ($2000 in donations plus another $2000 in matching money). We are hoping members can donate an additional $500 to use up the balance of the matching money before the deadline.
When you read this, the current matching campaign will be finishing or over, but it will not be too late to help. We still need an additional $3000 to hit our target for the Auburn Campaign Office lease. Please consider a donation toward this important effort. Help us keep Trump out of our White House, protect our economy, reproductive rights for women, affordable healthcare, Social Security, Medicare, and our environment. Put reasonable candidates back on our school boards. All funds raised will directly support the Auburn Campaign Office and 2024 campaign activities by the AADC.
Please use the following link to make your donation today. https://secure.actblue.com/donate/2024-aadc-hq
ROCKING THE SIERRA COLLEGE CAMPUS VOTE!!
By Leslie Moonshine
Despite winter weather, power outages, and pouring rain, the intrepid AADC voter registration teams continue to do what we do best – engage students in civic discussion and register them to vote! Since our teams returned to campus the week of January 22, we have registered 42 new voters and conducted surveys on a wide range of topics. Our surveys are a give and take: they help us learn what is on young voters’ minds and we can bring important topics to students’ attention. Both the Tuesday and Wednesday teams began the semester asking students about the issues that matter most to them.
UPDATE – PLACER COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS RACE
By Charlie Riley, AADC Communications Co-Chair
In the race for Placer County Board of Supervisors District 5, the AADC recently took a straw poll of our membership. The result showed that an overwhelming majority of members favor Supervisor Gustafson in the race.
As background, during the February general meeting, members present discussed the AADC sponsored candidate night. It was agreed that while none of the four candidates were registered Democrats, a number of AADC members present had positive experiences working with Supervisor Cindy Gustafson and found her very helpful and non-partisan. Following an initial vote at the meeting to offer her our support, it was decided that the question be asked of the total membership by email survey.
While waiting for responses to our survey, we discovered that while our own club bylaws allow us to offer support to a non-Democrat for a local non-partisan office, as a chartered club of the Placer County Democratic Central Committee (PCDCC), their bylaws do not currently permit this. For this reason, we are not offering support or endorsement to any of the candidates in this race. Instead, we are sharing the general result of the straw poll. We plan to ask for the PCDCC bylaws to be updated to allow this in the future should it be appropriate.
OUR PARTNER: THE ALLIANCE FOR ENVIRONMENTAL LEADERSHIP
The Alliance for Environmental Leadership (AEL) brings together like-minded organizations and citizens to defend natural ecosystems, to organize for civic action, and to advocate for Smart Growth because it serves all community members and protects the environment that sustains us. Smart Growth reduces dependence on cars in towns and cities. Unless this dependence falls drastically, our transition to lithium battery-powered electric vehicles will deepen local and global environmental and social inequities linked to high-cost housing and mining. It may even jeopardize the 1.5c global heating target. Please click here to read the rest of this article.
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