July 15th – Monthly Membership Meeting

Wednesday, July 15th, 7 pm , via Zoom.  Our meeting will cover opportunities for involvement in the fall election, progress on possible upcoming school board endorsements, officers reports and our trivia door prize! Clear your calendar and save the date.

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Renew Your Membership!

If you have not yet renewed your DGR membership, it’s that time again! If you have already paid but not completed the membership form, please do so asap. These forms are required to maintain  our federal status as a club. DGR does not share our  members’  information with anyone,  except as required in our annual report. We appreciate your on-going support of and participation in the Democrats of Greater Riverside!

Congratulations to City Councilmembers Erin Edwards, Gaby Plascencia and Ronaldo Fierraro!

After an arduous campaign, two of them!, Erin Edwards prevailed in her quest for a seat on Riverside’s City Council.  Handily defeating the incumbent, Edwards’ campaign demonstrates the value of persistence, grass-roots campaigning, dedicated  volunteers, walking and knocking, and having a positive platform. We look forward to the people-oriented, problem-solving style of Erin as she takes on her new role.

DGR’s other endorsed candidates,Gaby Plascencia  and Ronaldo Fierraro, will also bring more diversity to the city council, which will now have two Hispanic/Latinx and one LGBTQ member, all of who are also part of a younger demographic than current office-holders.  Andy Melendrez, of Mexican-American heritage who is presently a city councilman, is running for mayor.

According to the Press-Enterprise, “The Human Rights Campaign, which grades cities nationwide based on a standards for LGBTQ equality, gave Riverside 65% — a D — in 2018.

It lost points for not having transgender-inclusive healthcare benefits, LGBTQ liaisons or a public position on LGBTQ equality, among other areas, according to the scorecard.”

Hopefully, our new city council will improve that score.

 

Monthly Members Meeting- VENUE CHANGE!

VENUE CHANGE! Casa Ortega has gone out of business. Starting August 15, we will meet at Sizzler’s, 6631 Clay Street, Riverside, off Van Buren Blvd. Those wishing to eat should arrive between 6 and 7 to place order and pay at counter.