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Local Forum with five candidates running for chair of the CA Dem party

Important event – get to know candidates for our next California Dem leader…

April 7, 2019, 1:30 – 4:30pm, JFK Library, Vallejo.

The United Democrats of Southern Solano County, Stonewall Democrats of Solano County, Solano County Young Democrats and Progressive Democrats of Benicia are co-sponsoring a forum for the five candidates vying for chair of the California Democratic party.  See program agenda below…

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Forum Program

1:30             Doors Open! People arrive, Register
1:45             Welcome and Introductions, Delegate Meet & Greet
2:00 – 2:10       Forum Start and Process Explanation
2:10 – 2:20       Candidate Introductions (2 minutes each)
2:20 – 3:20        Questions from Organizing Clubs
3:20 – 4:10       Questions from the Audience via submitted cards
4:10 – 4:20        Candidate Final Statement (2 minutes)
4:20 – 5:00       Visiting Time, Refreshments

Meeting of March 18 – Town Hall with U.S. Rep Mike Thompson

Town Hall with Congressman Mike Thompson

We arranged for our Congressman Mike Thompson to meet with us at a Town Hall here in Benicia on March 18.

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Co-sponsored by Progressive Democrats of Benicia, Carquinez Patriotic Resistance, and Vallejo-Benicia Indivisible for Justice, the program was held at the Benicia Senior Center, 187 East L St., 6:30 to 8:30.

This was a special opportunity to hear from our Congressman and to ask him questions. He was asked to focus on five specific issues in his opening remarks, with follow-up questions from the audience on these issues, and others time permitting. The five issues were:

  • Gun violence prevention
  • the Green New Deal / Global warming
  • Health Care
  • Taxes / Economic Inequality
  • Immigration