Input Requested on Proposed Amendments to DWC Bylaws

The DWC Executive Board has proposed amendments to the DWC Bylaws that are designed to streamline the Bylaws, make explicit some Board practices, clarify ambiguities, and make technical corrections. These amendments will be presented and discussed at the February 24 general meeting and voted on at the March 31 general meeting. To view meeting details, click here.

The following documents are available for review:

Please feel free to contact DWC Recording Secretary Elena Cohen (elenac@post.harvard.edu831-334-8555) with comments or questions.

Save the Dates: 2018 Events

It's Our Time flyer
Breaking the Glass Ballot (BTGB) presents “It’s Our Time”
Speakers Mary Hughes, founder of Close the Gap CA, Gail Pellerin, Santa Cruz County Clerk and Sandy Skees.
Saturday, January 13, 2018, 9:30am – 2:30pm
New Brighton Middle School Performing Arts Center
Tickets: $8 in advance, $12 at the door

Reproductive Rights Network Annual Roe v Wade Brunch
10 a.m. to Noon, Saturday, January 20
United Methodist Church, 250 California St., Santa Cruz

National Congressional Outlook
10 a.m. to Noon, Saturday, February 24
SCPD Community Room, 155 Center St., Santa Cruz
Former Santa Cruz Mayor Mike Rotkin on National Congressional seats that Democrats are hoping to win that are currently held by Republicans.

DWC Endorsement Meeting for June Ballot
10 a.m. to Noon, Saturday, March 31
Santa Cruz Police Department Community Room, 155 Center St., Santa Cruz

Breaking the Glass Ballot: “It’s Our Time”

Breaking the Glass Ballot (BTGB) is presenting “It’s Our Time” with speakers Mary Hughes, founder of Close the Gap CA, Gail Pellerin, Santa Cruz County Clerk and Sandy Skees.

Saturday, January 13, 2018

9:30am – 2:30pm
Doors open at 9am
New Brighton Middle School
Performing Arts Center
250 Washburn Ave
Capitola, CA 95010


$8 in advance, $12 at the door

It's Our Time flyer

Printable flyer available (339 KB PDF)

Meet the Gubernatorial Candidates

These are free public events and all are welcome.

The DWC is co-sponsoring or helping to publicize these events. We have not yet made an endorsement for Governor.

Meet and Greet Gavin Newsom

Saturday, December 9th
11:30am at the SCPD Community Room
155 Center St Santa Cruz

Meet and Greet Antonio Villaraigosa

Wednesday, December 13th
Hosted by Fred & Barbara Keeley at their home
121 Market St, Santa Cruz

We will announce additional events as they are scheduled.

November 18: Breaking the Binary

A Community Workshop on Transgender
and Gender Non Binary Inclusivity

Saturday, November 18 | 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Resource Center for Nonviolence | 612 Ocean Street, Santa Cruz
Free with light refreshments

Please join the GLBT Alliance and an array of other sponsors for an exciting and empowering community workshop to teach us more about people whose experience of gender differs from societal norms.

Attendees of BREAKING THE BINARY will gain a better understanding of transgender and gender non-binary identities and will learn new ways of being active allies. Hear from expert trainers including Dr. Jennifer Hastings from Planned Parenthood’s Transgender Health Program, as well as a panel of experienced transgender and non binary speakers with incredibly touching and informative stories to tell.

The event’s primary sponsors are the People’s Democratic Club of Santa Cruz County, the GLBT Alliance of Santa Cruz County and the UCSC Cantu Queer Center. Co-Sponsors include the Santa Cruz County Democratic Party, the Democratic Women’s Club, the North Santa Cruz County Democratic Club, the Diversity Center, the Resource Center for Nonviolence and the Women’s March of Santa Cruz County.