August General Membership Meeting – Thursday August 4th at 7:00 pm

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Wellstone General Membership Meeting 

Date:   Thursday, August 4th 

Time   7:00 pm 

Place   Virtual Zoom meeting 

 All are welcome


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Join us as we learn about ADEMs and how we can use

these positions to change our California Democratic


What is the best way to get progressive candidates

elected?  How can we join with other progressive

organizations to get the best people elected?  



Guest speaker and discussion – Eric Sunderland, CA Regional Director

Club business
    Approval of past minutes
  June minutes
July minutes

     Officer’s reports

New Business


Happy Birthday Medicare!

On July 30th, 1965, Lyndon Johnson signed Medicare

and Medicaid into law, providing healthcare to millions

of seniors, low income people, and people with

disabilities.  Within a year, the civil rights movement

used Medicare and the threat of withholding federal

dollars to immediately desegregate US hospitals.  The

original intent of Medicare was to cover all Americans. 

May we keep on working until Healthcare

as a Human right become a reality for all Americans. 

July General Membership Meeting

July General Membership Meeting 

Date   Thursday, July 7th 
Time   7:00 pm 
Place   Virtual Zoom meeting 
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We will have committee reports and then discuss the past primary election as well as the recent

Supreme Court decisions and other current events  –   as well as brainstorm about what we can focus

on as a club going forward.   Especially in times like these, we need to continue  to push the

Democratic Party to do better.    

June General Membership Meeting

June General Membership Meeting

Thursday, June 2 at 7:00 pm via zoom

June Speaker:

Becca Horowitz, Grass Roots Organizer for Planned

Parenthood of Mar Monte.

She’ll discuss the recent draft decision, current legislation

& what we can do to help fight for reproductive rights.

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     1.  Introductions
     2.  Code of Conduct Reminder
     3.  Guest Speaker –  Becca Horowitz – 
          a.  Questions
     4.  Wellstone Officer/Committee Reports
          a.  President
          b.  Vice President
          c.   Political Affairs
          d.   Treasurer’s report
          e.   Communications
          f.   Nominations for open positions
                1.  Fundraiser chair
                2.  Legislative Director
          g.    Resolution for approval
                1.  Shireen Abu Akieh resolution (see below)  

A resolution calling for investigation of the killing of an American journalist and a halt to support for war crimes
Whereas the killing of veteran Palestinian American journalist Shireen Abu Akleh on May 11 was most likely perpetrated by an Israeli sniper, according to eyewitness testimony from other journalists and forensic analysis by the Israeli human rights organization B’Tselem and a subsequent CNN investigation debunking the Israeli military’s claim that Palestinian militants might have shot her; and
Whereas more than 50 Palestinian journalists covering the West Bank and Gaza have been killed since 2000, according to the Palestinian Journalists Syndicate, indicating that as in other oppressive countries around the world, Israel strives to cover up its violent repression by targeting those who bravely strive to show the world the truth: and
Whereas this year has also seen major increases in the killing of unarmed Palestinian civilians in the West Bank, including children, in arrests, including hundreds of “administrative detainees” without charges or evidence, in demolition of Palestinian homes, in expulsions of whole villages, and in building thousands of new units in illegal Israeli settlements, which along with the killing of Shireen Abu Akleh all reinforce the conclusions of numerous human rights groups, including Human Rights Watch, Amnesty International and B’Tselem, that Israel is committing the crime of apartheid both inside Israel and in the occupied Palestinian territories;
Therefore, be it resolved that the Democratic Party of Sacramento County urges our congressional delegation to support an independent, international investigation into the killings of Abu Akleh, other journalists and civilians in the occupied Palestinian territories, and to support referrals for war crimes investigations by the International Criminal Court, as the United States has recently done for alleged Russian war crimes against Ukraine; and
Be it further resolved that the Democratic Party of Sacramento County urges Congressman Ami Bera and Congresswoman Dori Matsui to follow up with the administration to take seriously their obligation to follow U.S. and international law that bars or conditions military aid to violators of human rights.


May 5th, 7:00 pm General Membership Meeting

May General Membership Meeting – 

Thursday, May 5th at 7:00 pm 

Special Guest Speaker:  Michele Pariset, Chief of Staff for

Katie Valenzuela

Michele  will be discussing housing issues in Sacramento

as well as updating us on the recall efforts against Katie

and what we can do to help fight the recall!

Then we will be making phone calls for Walter for

Board of Education, District 3.  

 Register with and read

the updated script.  Walter will be available to answer

any questions. 

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1. Welcome and Introductions
2. Code of Conduct
3. Guest speaker:  Michele Pariset
4. Committee and Officer’s reports 
5. Campaign updates/Announcements
6. Phone bank for Walter for SCOE D 3. 


Special General Membership Meeting –  Tuesday,  April 19th 8:00 pm

Special General Membership 

Meeting –  Tuesday,  April 19th

8:00 pm

We will also be discussing endorsement of Walter

Kawamoto for SCOE district 3.

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  1. Community Standards
  2. Adoption of the agenda

    Candidate Statement
    Question from members
    Discussion and Vote

Candiate Questionaire:

Walter Kawamoto

April 7, 2022 General Membership Meeting

Legislative Committee meeting at 6:00 PM

General Membership Meeting at 7:00 PM

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At our General Meeting, Katie Valenzuela will be our 
special guest.  She will be talking about the recall efforts
against her and what we can do to help her. 

We will also be discussing endorsement of City Council
and SCOE candidates.

Tentative Agenda

  1. Community Standards
  2. Adoption of the agenda
  3. Guest speaker:  Katie Valenzuela
  4. Political Affairs report
    1.  Candidate statements
    2.  Questions from the group
    3.  Endorsement vote
  5. Approvement of minutes         
  6. Other officers/committee reports
    1. Co-Presidents
    2. Treasurer
    3. Legislative Director
    4. Other reports

7.  Approvement of minutes

8.  Announcements