California Secretary of Natural Resources John Laird to speak on California Propositions

The Democratic Women’s Club is hosting a program with California Secretary of Natural Resources, John Laird.

It will be held Saturday, September 17, at Louden Nelson Community Center, 301 Center Street, Santa Cruz.

Secretary Laird will speak on the California November ballot propositions. There are 17 propositions on the ballot. Secretary Laird has the history and perspective to shed light on a subject that can be very confusing to many people.

Doors open 10 am. Program begins at 10:30 am.
Co-sponsored by the People’s Democratic Club, The Santa Cruz County Democratic Party, and the Crosson North County Democratic Club.

DWC Endorsed Candidates

DWC makes endorsements for November ballot

At its electoral forum on August 27, the Democratic Women’s Club of Santa Cruz County endorsed the following local ballot measure and candidates for the November 2016 election:

Measure D (Transportation Measure): Yes

Santa Cruz City Council: (pictured above) Cynthia Mathews, J.M. Brown, Martine Watkins, and Robert Singleton

Scotts Valley City Council: Jack Dilles and Rosanna Herrera

Capitola City Council: Kristen Peterson

Watsonville City Council: District 2: Oscar Rios; District 6: Doreen Martine

Santa Cruz Port District Commission: Darren Gertler, Stephen Reed, and Denny Smith

The Yes on Transportation Measure D Campaign and the endorsed candidates will receive financial support and volunteer campaign workers from the DWC.

Mark your calendar for these upcoming presentations:

Saturday, September 17
John Laird, California Secretary of Natural Resources
Louden Nelson Center, 301 Center Street, Santa Cruz
10 a.m. social, 10:30 a.m. program
What’s It About: An Overview of the 17 California Ballot Measures on the November 8 Ballot

Saturday, October 15
Getting To Green: Community Choice Energy Explained
Police Community Room, 155 Center Street, Santa Cruz
10 a.m. social, 10:30 a.m. program
What’s It About: Monterey Bay Community Power, a CCE project, is under consideration by jurisdictions in Santa Cruz County. Come hear about this exciting opportunity to offer local choice about our energy portfolio and increase our purchase of renewable power.

 

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DWC Co-Hosts Talk, Book-Signing with Sen. Barbara Boxer

Barbara Boxer has made her mark combining compassionate advocacy with scrappiness in a political career spanning four decades. When Boxer won her Senate seat in 1992, after 10 years in the House of Representatives, she was one of only six women senators.  After 34 admirable and productive years in Congress she is retiring from the Senate, but not from her fierce advocacy and tireless dedication to making a difference in the world.

In her highly anticipated memoir, The Art of Tough: Fearlessly Facing Politics and Life, Senator Boxer shares her provocative and touching recollections of service and cements her commitment to the fight for women, families, healthcare, and environmental protection. The Art of Tough draws back the curtain on how Congress works, the gut issues that sometimes bring both sides to a standstill, the personal and temperamental qualities that affect outcomes, and the absolute imperative to keep going, no matter the odds.

The Art of Tough is both a memoir of a remarkable life and career and an inspirational call to action, both challenging and encouraging people everywhere to overcome odds they may face and to live their best, most meaningful lives.

Join us for a celebration of Senator Boxer’s remarkable career and legacy with the publication of her memoir. The DWC will co-host a talk and book-signing featuring Sen. Boxer at 7 p.m. June 17 at Peace United Church, 900 High St., Santa Cruz. Get tickets.

Our Connection to the Sea

Saturday, May 21, 2016
SCPD Community Room, 155 Center St, Santa Cruz
10 am Social  – 10:30 Program
Free Admission

Every two years, voters in the City of Santa Cruz, Live Oak, Soquel, the north coast and surrounding areas elect members of the Santa Cruz Port Commission who govern a harbor that was built with local tax dollars, along with state and federal funds, over 50 years ago. The local tax money is gone but the harbor continues to play a central role in our community’s economy and its identity, not to mention the fact that it’s home to many environmental non-profits, is a flash point for some controversies and is base camp for lots of ocean recreation.

O’Neill Sea Odyssey Executive Director, Dan Haifley will discuss the harbor, its history and its role in our politics at our May 21st meeting at 10 am in the SCPD Community Room.