May 13

Clovis Democrat Club May 2016 Newletter

Next Meeting:  Thursday May19th 2016

At Seven Bar & Grill, 25 Shaw Ave. Clovis Phone: (559) 322-1605

Members to convene at 6:00. Business at 6:15. Program to follow immediately.

Here we are, another month closer to the election and what a difference a month can make. Donald Trump has now been crowned the Republican nominee for President. Not long ago, many were laughing at his candidacy and predicting that it would never happen. We were also expecting that the Democratic race would be wrapped up by now. How wrong the prognosticators were! We have all been told every four years that it is the most important election of our lives. This time I think it finally is, as the country is on the brink of electing someone who is clearly unqualified and temperamentally unfit for the Presidency. All thoughtful Americans need to come together to make sure that Trump is not elected. This means overcoming dissention and divisiveness among the Democrats and working together to get our presidential candidate elected as well as state and local candidates who can support the programs and policies of our party. Walking precincts, phone banking, or volunteering in crucial races are things all of us can do. If you need help connecting with campaigns, please contact any officer in the club.

Finally, for those of you living in Board of Supervisors District 2 or knowing any registered Democrats who do, please be aware that I am running for the Fresno County Democratic Central Committee, the entity that runs the local Democratic Party. I ask for your vote and that you consider the candidates running with me. The list can be found at  Jeni

 Republican Party in Turmoil as Two Groups Vie for Control Battle pits religious xenophobic racists against racist religious xenophobes.

Bill McEwen

Our April meeting featured a presentation by Bill McEwen, a veteran of 35 years with the Fresno Bee and most recently the Opinion Page editor. One of the Bee’s most well known personalities, he provided us with fascinating insights into the editorial process as it applies to the five McClatchy news publications in California.

High Speed Rail

Our May program will focus on updating the high speed rail issues. We will address these changes, talk about current status of the Rail and outline what we can expect in the future. Join us this month for a discussion of this important project.


We have had a website for some time at, ably managed by Judy Noteboom, and have recently expanded to FaceBook with a Clovis Democratic Club page. Please visit our page at and “like.”

High Speed Rail

Our May program will focus on updating the high speed rail issues. We will address these changes, talk about current status of the Rail and outline what we can expect in the future. Join us this month for a discussion of this important project.


We have had a website for some time at, ably managed by Judy Noteboom, and have recently expanded to FaceBook with a Clovis Democratic Club page. Please visit our page at and “like.”Newsletter 5-2016

Apr 02

Clovis Democrats with Hillary and Bernie

Big Hat days April 16

Clovis Big Hat Days April 2 2016

Mar 07

President Clovis Democrats March Newsletter

As we move through the primary season, it becomes clearer every week how high the stakes are. It is possible that the competence of certain candidates to lead this country is not there. Will someone not qualified to be the leader of the free world get elected? On the other hand, if we are lucky enough to have either Bernie or Hillary elected, will they have a Congress that will work with them or one that only obstructs and gridlocks government? And the Supreme Court, the branch of government that has the most influence over the course of our country for the next generation, hangs in the balance. With so much on the line, what can we do individually and as a club to make a difference, especially with little to vote on here in Clovis? Here are some options:

  • Encourage your Democratic friends and family members to vote. We must have good Democratic turnout in these elections.
  • Become a precinct leader and walk your precinct, getting to know your Democratic neighbors. Good training and materials are available at the Democratic Headquarters. Ask me for contact information.
  • Help register new citizens at the Naturalization Ceremony, March 15, 9:30 a.m. by the Saroyan Theater. Contact Bob Jones for more information.
  • Participate in nearby crucial races. There is a walk for Joaquin Arambula in the Assembly District 31 Special Election on Saturday, March 12 at 10:00 or Sunday, March 13 at 11:00 at the Carpenters’ Union Hall, 1361 N. Hulbert.
  • Attend the Fresno County Democratic Central Committee Fundraiser, April 22, 5:30 p.m., 2625 W. Vassar.

Lots of opportunities to get involved!

Our March meeting will be a recap of the California Democratic Convention which happened February 26 through 28. We were fortunate to have several club members attending as Delegates who will share the high points (Vice President Joe Biden’s speech) and low points (Secret Service and TSA security) of the convention and give our impressions of meetings and speeches. There were Decisions made about a number of issues that we will report on and a lot of excitement about the coming elections. Much to learn about the workings of the Democratic Party in California! We also will hear from two local campaigns that have importance statewide or nationally.

2016 democratic election

Mar 05

2016 CA Democratic Convention

Feb 15


Demo fundraiser dinner When money talks-cressman

Feb 11

Clovis Democrats February 2016 President’s Newsletter

The results of the New Hampshire primaries have just come in as I sit down to write this column. It looks like all bets are off for this election cycle as Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump appear to be decisively in the lead in this early stage. This could be a history-making election with the country veering in a populist direction. It could be scary if one of these candidates, not of a Democratic persuasion, prevails. The next few weeks will be crucial.

It is definitely time to be involved. Several of us took the precinct leader training this week and found it to be a very doable activity with good support and materials available. Let me know if you would be interested in participating. There is much to do to reach voters and make sure that the Democratic vote comes out for the June primaries and the November election!

Jenni Kren, Club President2016 democratic election



Jan 30

You DO Make A Difference – VOTE

2:3rs don't vote

Jan 11

January 2016 President’s Newsletter

2016 is here and the first primaries of this presidential election year are less than a month away. While every election feels like the future hangs in the balance, this year does so more than ever. Perhaps this is because there is so much rhetoric being thrown around that only a few years ago would have been considered way out of the mainstream of American thought. This is definitely a year to be involved. Come to our meetings to keep up on issues and to learn ways to be involved. While we don’t have local campaigns in which to participate, there are crucial elections in surrounding districts where the potential exists to send more Democrats to Sacramento or Washington. Opportunities abound. Now is the time to get active!

As always, editorial comments or suggestions are welcome.

Jeni2016 democratic election

Nov 15

November 2015 Message From Our President


With all the focus on the coming 2016 elections, we need to remember that there are other elections to attend to. In particular, it is again time to elect officers for our club.

The slate of candidates, as was proposed by the nomination committee at the last meeting, is:


            President           Jeni Kren

            Vice President  Alexia Baca Morgan

            Secretary          Bob Jones

            Treasurer          David Rowell

            Membership     Open


Nominations will be accepted from the floor for the Membership position and for

any other officer at the November meeting. Please consider if you are interested in participating in the governing of our club and keeping a strong Democratic presence

in Clovis! We will vote for the 2016 officers at the November meeting and have the installation of officers at our December Holiday Celebration on December 17th.

Save the date!

– Jeni

Oct 06

October 2015 Message From Our Club President

October is proving to be a busy month for Fresno County Democrats. In the interest of space, I am just going to list the activities.

October 13: Voter Registration at the Naturalization Ceremony, 9:00 a.m. Contact Bob Jones at to help with this worthy activity.

October 13: First Democratic Debate, 6:00 p.m. on CNN. Come to a debate viewing party at the Fresno County Democratic Party HQ starting with a potluck at 5:00 p.m. at 1035 U St.

October 15: Clovis Democratic Club meeting, 6:00 p.m. at Seven, 25 Shaw Avenue.

October 24: We’re Roasting Michael Party, 6:00 to 9:00 at the Democratic Party HQ parking lot, 1035 U St. $30.00 a person.

October 31: Proud to Be Democrats event, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Radio Park, 2233 N. First St. Learn about the local party, enjoy fun activities and meet elected officials and candidates. Arrangements are being made for a big name speaker to be there.JenniK pict

Lots to do this month! Hope to see you at a few of these.  Jenni Kren

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