UPDATE- Walk the Walk; Talk the Talk

APRIL 28- The Get Out the Vote event will meet at Ryan Bonaminio Park, 5000 Tequesquite Ave., Riverside.  Even if you can’t participate, you can contribute to the effort to set the next Blue Wave in motion by dropping off water and/or snacks for those who are walking!

Canvassing for Erin Edwards for Ward 1 City Council

Join us in walking in support of an amazing candidate! Erin Edwards has extensive experience working for and with non-profit organizations to alleviate homelessness, help children in the foster care system, and feed the hungry. She’s been endorsed by Democrats of Greater Riverside, the Riverside County Democratic Party, Assemblywoman Sabrina Cervantes, and many others.

The location changes daily so please contact Angela Barnes @ 909-991-5677 to find out where to meet. Don’t forget sunscreen, comfortable shoes, and water.

GOTV Canvassing Kick-Off

We’ll be knocking on doors of area Democrats asking them to help us Get Out The Vote! How can they help? By calling or texting their neighbors with reminders to vote, collecting mail-in ballots (with a receipt procedure), and, of course, volunteering on campaigns!

Why are we doing this now? 2020 isn’t all that far away and we need to start working to get folks registered and willing to vote.

It’s going to be hot so please bring sunscreen, water, and a hat. At the meeting point you’ll receive thorough instructions and a list of addresses of local registered Democrats you’ll be visiting.

Democracy in Action- Democrats of Greater Riverside Choose Leaders

On Thursday, April 4,  a packed room of DGR members made their wishes known in a special election to choose officers, committee chairs, and audit committee members.  A quorum of enthusiastic voters selected the following:

President -Charlene McKinley-Powell

Vice-President- Shakisha Mounsey

Secretary-Sheila Kay Riley

Treasurer-Carol Castaneda

Committee Chairs:

Finance -Patricia Trish Morgan

Elections-Bonnie McFarland

Membership-Pat Eickman

Policy and Research-Adam Wedeking

Rules Chair-Sheila Kay Riley

Communications-Christine Roberts

Audit-Rebecca “Reb” Kitchings

Audit Committee Members- Dori McCall and Deirdre Kirkwood


The new E-board and chairs are busy planning a fundraiser for City Council candidate, Erin Edwards; doing voter registration at Riverside’s Tamale Festival, April 13; and lining up a series of exciting speakers into August. We’re looking forward to growing as we head to local, state, and federal elections.  Go, Dems!