Vote YES on Measures O & P!

Democrats have always supported our schools.  The DWC has endorsed Measures O & P in the special election and contributed $500 to aid the campaign.  This is a mail-in ballot due next Tuesday, November 17th.

If you have not yet done so, please return your ballot.  There is still time to do so by US mail.  If you prefer to drop them off, there is a drive by drop box in the parking lot of the County building opposite the main entrance.  Or you can take them to the Santa Cruz City Council office at City hall.

Now is the time!

Carol Fuller & Mike Rotkin
Co-Presidents of the Democratic Women’s Club

Close the Gap Fundraiser: Sunday, November 15, 2-4 pm

We hope to see you all at the Democratic Women’s Club of Santa Cruz County Close the Gap Fundraiser, a fundraiser to elect more women to the CA legislature.  It will be held at the Darling House this Sunday, November 15th from 2-4 pm.  It is a very affordable ticket, sliding scale $25-$100.  DWC is supplying delicious appetizers and refreshments.  Please make your checks payable to Close the Gap CA.


Karina Cervantez Alejo, Watsonville City Councilmember and candidate for the CA Assembly seat being vacated by her husband Luis Alejo, is our special guest. If Karina is elected she will be the first woman from Santa Cruz County to be elected to a statewide office.

It would be lovely to see you there.  It is shaping up to be a nice event; a good crowd of women and a few gentlemen supporters have sent RSVPs.  All are invited.

Print out the Close the Gap Fundraiser Flyer with registration form (PDF).

RSVPs are very welcome.  It helps with the food and refreshment planning.

Carol Fuller, Co-President

Juvenile Justice Reform

Scott MacDonald, Fernando Giraldo and Megan Joseph, speaking on October 17, 2015A free program presented by the Santa Cruz County Democratic Party and cosponsored by the Democratic Women’s Club of Santa Cruz County

Saturday, October 17, 2015
SC Police Department Community Room
155 Center St., Santa Cruz
10:00 am: Bagels, tea, coffee; 10:30 am: Program

No charge. No RSVP required.

An excellent democratic dialogue on juvenile justice  with Scott MacDonald, former Chief County of Santa Cruz Probation Dept. and national consultant on juvenile justice reform; Fernando Giraldo, current Chief of Santa Cruz Probation Dept. and chair of the Youth Violence Prevention Task Force, and Megan Joseph, director of Community Organizing and the Youth Violence Task Force Coordinator for United Way of Santa Cruz County.

October Program: Water Supply Advisory Report

Friday, October 23, 2015
Police Community Room
155 Center St., Santa Cruz, CA

Speaker: Mike Rotkin, member, City of Santa Cruz Water Supply Advisory Committee, former mayor, and city council member

11:30 am: Lunch; 12:00 noon: program

$8 with RSVP, $10 at the door. RSVP Carol Fuller, 423-2356 or

Conservation? River harvest? Restoration of aquifers? What about wastewater treatment or desalination?

mikerotkinMike Rotkin will explain the alternatives studied to meet the city’s future water supply. From 90 possibilities, the Water Supply Committee whittled viable alternatives to a workable few for consideration and a recommendation to the city council. No one is better qualified than Rotkin to talk about the long process of ensuring an adequate, safe water supply for our community.

DWC’s Board of Directors proposes a vote of members to endorse the Water Supply Advisory Committee recommendations to city council and thank the Committee for its work.

Come to the meeting and vote, on October 23.

DWC endorses Measures O and P

and contributes $500 to support Santa Cruz City Schools

 O and P are two smart parcel tax measures that will appear in the Nov. 17, 2015 special election by mail. DWC’s endorsement followed the Sept. 16 general meeting and was approved by a vote of members.

Vote YES to preserve and protect quality education for students in city schools.

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