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!
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.
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
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!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Lots to do this month! Hope to see you at a few of these. Jenni Kren