We are excited to announce our upcoming Precinct Captain Program training. The event will be held on Saturday, March 2nd, from 10:00 AM--2:00 PM. This is an opportunity to take a deep dive into the program, learn how to be an effective and successful precinct captain, and make connections with others to build and extend your network. Use the link here to register. Space is limited so don't wait to sign-up. (Please complete the registration form even if you've already told us you plan on attending.)
We are delighted to welcome Bethany Snyder of Snyder Strategies to our February meeting. She will be presenting an advocacy workshop for our members and guests.
In Uncertain Times: How to Be an Effective Advocate
Are you feeling powerless about what is happening in DC? Are you concerned about losing the gains we have made over the last decade? You know you need to do something, but you aren’t sure what or how.
This workshop is for you! It will help you understand what advocacy is and your role in it, how to effectively communicate with your lawmakers and give you tips on what to say, when to say it and who to say it to. Hopefully, you will leave this workshop feeling empowered and have the skills to be a strong advocate for yourself, your family, and your community.
Presenter: Bethany Snyder has been advising on, developing and implementing advocacy campaigns for over 15 years and has the inside perspective on how to effectively communicate with a lawmaker’s office. She has been a grassroots advocacy director, a lobbyist and a US Senate staffer. She has sat across from hundreds of lobbyists and advocates, as well as people like you sharing your passion and stories.
You may be seeing posts on Facebook or receiving messages from friends about the upcoming ADEM elections. What are the ADEM elections, you might ask.
Per the California Democratic Party website:
"The Assembly District Election Meetings (ADEMS) are held every two years to elect . . . Assembly District Delegaates (ADDs) to represent the Assembly District they are registered as a Democrat in. AD Delegates are elected by voters (to participate in the ADEM you MUST be a registered Democrat in that Assembly District.)
AD Delegates to the Democratic State Central Committee (DSCC) are responsible for planning and attending informational meetings throughout the region and working with other DSCC delegates throughout California to represent their community.
AD Delegates vote on behalf of the community they represent at California Democratic Party (CDP) Regional Meetings, the CDP Convention, and those who are also elected to serve as an Executive Board member are responsible for voting and representing their community at semi-annual E-Board meetings."
Okay, so now what?
ADEMs are elected by you! Depending upon the Assembly District in which you live, you will have an opportunity to vote for your representatives on January 26th (District 6- currently represented by Kiley) or January 27th (District 5-currently represented by Bigelow). You must be a registered Democrat to participate and vote, but if you're not and want to re-register to participate, you can do so on the day of the event.
The ADEM 6 election will be held on Saturday, January 26, at 109 Washington Blvd., Roseville. This is a meeting hall on the site of the First United Methodist Church. Doors open at 10:00 AM. ADEM 6 candidates will have an opportunity to make a brief speech and may have additional materials available for prospective voters at booths located in the parking lot. Verification of the voter registrations of prospective voters will be begin at 10:45 AM. You can drop by and vote anytime between 11:00-1:00.
If you live in Assembly District 5 and need more information regarding the ADEM 5 election on January 27th, please contact Barbara Smith directly.
Placer Action Network encourages our members and friends who are registered Democrats (or want to become one) to attend the ADEM election in your district and participate. This is your ability, at a grassroots level, to affect the direction of the CDP. Remember, your voice is your vote.
Join us for our holiday celebration. We’re planning on gathering to celebrate the season and work on our letter writing skills. Please bring donations of non-perishable items for donation to the Sierra College Student Food Bank. Items like Top Ramen/Cup O’Noodles, soups, and canned goods are good choices. Toiletries are also a good choice. Our hostess is Jeanine Demmon.
Yes, this is two days after the election! Come celebrate with PAN. We’ll be providing food and drinks. It’s been a long road since November 2016, and we deserve to celebrate our successes and discuss what still needs to be done. We”ll be looking forward and making plans for 2019.
This month, the Placer Action Network will be combining our regular membership meeting with the Catalyst Democratic Club for a nonpartisan pro/con presentation on the ballot propositions on the November ballot.
It can sometimes be confusing to sort through the information on the various ballot propositions. The passage or failure of a proposition can have wide ranging implications for our communities and our state. Before you complete your ballot, come hear a presentation of unbiased information on each of the eleven propositions on which you will be asked to vote. Bring your friends and neighbors to this important event.
Join us Thursday evening, 9/13, at 6:30 PM for our September Monthly Meeting. Along with our regular club business, we will discuss the current status of our anti-McClintock Independent Expenditure. We will also get an update and status report on our Precinct Captain Program, and share some tips for engaging your precinct voters.
We will see you in the Event Center at Raleys, 1915 Douglas Blvd., Roseville.
Join us at Old Town Pizza in Roseville for our monthly social. We've reserved the party room for our gathering, so come hungry and plan on ordering dinner while you're there. We will have precinct lists to distribute to our Precinct Captains, along with some handy tips to get you started. If you haven't yet signed up for our Precinct Captain Program, this will be a great time to get started. Bring the family--everyone is welcome.