This year’s Non-Event could not have come at a better time. We know most of you are already busy day and night fighting The Donald and his agenda... and trying to save our country and the planet. So we are not asking you to take a day off from phone calling, addressing postcards, marching and petition signing. But we are asking that you also not attend our annual Non-Event. We are counting on you not being there! READ MORE
The Monterey County Democrats need volunteers to help with the Fourth of July parade and event in Downtown Monterey. There are several positions available:
Join our discussion led by Claudia Melendez Salinas (The Californian) as moderator, with panelists Bronwyn Moreno, Director of Student Affairs, Special Programs, Hartnell College, Blanca Zarazua, Immigration Attorney and Honorary Consul to Mexico, Adele Negro, Court and Community Interpreter, and Elizabet Zepeda, Outreach Coordinator, UFW Foundation.
As of the last Homeless Census, at least 2,300 homeless people are resident in Monterey County - 50% are women. An estimated 400 women find themselves homeless on the Monterey Peninsula alone.
Our panel features representatives from the top agencies in our county who are leading efforts to address the needs of this group of women who have become marginalized in their own community, including... READ MORE
Are you feeling overwhelmed by the news of the day? Feeling like you don’t know what you can do to make a difference? DWMC’s new Social Vents may be just the thing for you! Join us for informal conversation, inspiration, collaboration, and connection.
Farmers Union Pour House
217 Main St, Salinas, CA
See you there!
NAACP and the Fight for Equality – Now More Than Ever: A Conversation with Regina Mason, NAACP President Monterey
Founded in 1909, the NAACP has worked for an end to racial discrimination. Both nationally and locally, the organization has a long history of successful legal battles and advocacy. The Monterey chapter has been a leading force against racism in our county since 1932. The recent surge in hate speech in the wake of last year’s angry and divisive presidential campaign bring a renewed urgency to the work of the organization. Now, more than ever, the NAACP is a leading voice against racism in our community.
Is There Hope for Democracy? A Discussion with Sam Farr, Adrienne Harris, Zach Friend, and Spencer Critchley
After a presidential election like no other, democracy faces challenges like never before. Government institutions, the free press, the judiciary, the integrity of the election itself — all face doubt and even attack, from both foreign and domestic sources. These are the very foundations of self-rule, and those foundations have been shaken. Increasingly, Americans, among others, are losing hope for democracy — with unprecedented numbers even questioning whether we need it.
What’s the way forward?
This discussion will be an opportunity to hear the unique perspectives of leaders with national and local experience in government, politics, the law, and media — and to ask your own questions. You're invited to join us, free of charge.
Are you feeling overwhelmed by the news of the day? Feeling like you don’t know what you can do to make a difference? DWMC’s new Social Vents may be just the thing for you! Join us for informal conversation, inspiration, collaboration, and connection. See you there...
Avoiding Nuclear Catastrophe: Elena Sokova, Deputy Director, James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies at the MIIS
In January, the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists announced that the minute hand of their Doomsday Clock had moved forward to 2 1/2 minutes to midnight - the closest it has been since 1953. The use of even a single nuclear weapon by states or terrorists would be a catastrophic world-changing event. With 15,000 nuclear warheads worldwide and loose talk about a nuclear arms race coming from the White House, what are the real threats and dangers posed by nuclear weapons?
Amy Wu, The Californian, Royal Calkins, Monterey Bay Partisan, Krista Almanzan, KAZU; moderatied by Susan Meister, progressive columnist; Meet & Greet at 6:30pm, Program at 7:00pm. Location TBD. More information coming soon.
Join us for an exciting conversation between Delaine Eastin, candidate for Governor of California in 2018, and Mary Hughes, founder of Close The Gap CA, about empowering women within the Democratic Party. Learn how we can increase women's share of political power in our state.