Tulare County Democrat March 18, 2018

Getting Out the Vote
I thought about changing the article the “Importance of Voting but after Connor Lamb a Democrat won a very republican Congressional District in Pennsylvania by 627 votes it seems more relevant than ever. The key for Democratic Victory in the Central Valley in 2018 will be VOTER TURNOUT. Every vote matters. We can win a number of local races if Democrats will just vote. Find out how you can help! Call us at 559 754 0566.

Walk a Neighborhood.
We have created small walk areas in Visalia. Each area consists of about thirty Democratic households. Each area takes about two to three hours to walk. You provide the activism and we will provide the materials and training.

Fred Davis Dinner – April 21, 2018
Dave Jones the current California Insurance Commissioner and candidate for California Attorney General will be our keynote speaker. This is the main fundraising activity for the Tulare county Democratic Central Committee. The committee needs your support, our office is small and the staff is voluntary, but it still costs money for rent and printing. Turning Tulare County blue is a long-term project. We need your continued support. You can buy tickets online or get more information about the event at our website: https://tularecountydemocrats.org/fred-davis-dinner-2018/

or stop by the office.  The Central Committee office is located att 1320 W Walnut in Visalia. Office hours are 12:00 noon to 6:00 pm Sunday through Friday and 8:30am to 6:00 pm on Saturday .If you have an activity or group that supports the Democratic Party call to see if the office is available for your meeting. 559 754 0566

Importance of Voting
“Since local campaigns are kind of low key, voters somehow get the impression these elections aren’t all that important — but nothing could be further from the truth. Positions on the school board, zoning commission and library board shape the quality of life and future direction of our towns — the places where we live our lives — in ways that are vastly more direct than the federal government. Medicare for all certainly touches everyone’s life, but the impact of poor quality schools is more direct, and maybe even more important.

Somehow, voters don’t see it that way, which is why over 50 percent of registered voters will turn out for a presidential election, but the turnout in a local election is usually less than 10 percent. In many cases, it can be 
as low as three percent.
This has happened in many local elections, where extremely conservative and liberal groups were able to force their will on a much bigger majority — not because the majority agreed with them, but because the majority stayed home.

Democracy can still work with leaders that lean to the left or to the right, but leaders elected by a handful of voters isn’t democracy at all. Your neighbors, your kids and your property values are all counting on you to guide your town to a future that’s supported by a true majority. Find the time, make the difference and vote.” Retrieved 9/13/14 from: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/patrick-oconnor/the-power-of-voting_b_4171078.html

UPCOMING EVENTS

March 28, 2018
Visalia Democratic Club
China Garden Restaurant
1634 S Mooney Blvd
Visalia CA 93277
6:00 pm to 8:00pm

April 6, 2018
Tulare Democratic Club
Apple Annie’s
1165 N Blackstone St
Tulare CA 93274
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

April 7, 2018
Days of Action
TCDCC Office
1320 W Walnut Ave
Visalia, CA 93277 USA
The purpose of these Action Days is to register voters, recruit volunteers and increase voter participation. Every month until the election in November, the 1st Saturday will be a Day of Action.
Volunteer now to work on voter engagement.
8:30 am – 12:30 pm

April 9 2018
Tulare County Stonewall Democrats
Monthly Meeting
The Pizza Factory
3121 W Noble Ave Visalia, CA 93277
6:00 pm to 9:00pm

April 10, 2018
Porterville Democratic Club
Pizza Factory
897 W Henderson Ave
Porterville, CA 93257
6:00pm to 9:00pm

April 15, 2018
CD 22 Issues – Candidate Forum –
Readley Peace Center
995 N Reed Ave
Reedley CA
7:00 to 9:00pm

April 21 2018
Fred Davis Dinner
Lamp Liter Inn
6:00 to 10:OOpm
3300 W Mineral King Ave
Visalia CA

Monday, April 23.
Candidate Forum for Superintendent of Schools for Tulare County. Tulare County Office of Education at 6200 S Mooney Blvd. 5:30 p.m.  Sponsored by the local branches of PTA and CTA.
 
Thursday, April 26.
Candidate Forum for both Tulare County Board of Supervisors District 5 and CA State Assembly District 26. Held at the: Comision Honorifica Mexicana Americana, 466 E. Putnam, Porterville, CA 93257 from 6:00-8:00 p.m.
These are both CRITICAL positions for us in the Tulare County region. To be held in Spanish (w English translation available).

Monday, April 30
Candidate Forum for US House of Representatives CD#22 and State Assembly Dist #26.
Tulare County Office of Education at 6200 S Mooney Blvd. 6:30 p.m.
Sponsored by League of Women Voters.

Weekly Meetings

COS Young Democrats
Meet every Tuesday during the semester at 12:10 in Sycamore Room 201 (On the College of Sequoias Campus)

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