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When you are exhausted because of the non-stop disasters in the White House and the Senate, it’s hard to maintain the high level of outrage that is warranted.
In spite of it all, many progressives continue to work tirelessly because we see a better future for America. As part of that effort, we’re working to ensure that the Blue Wave in 2020 is even larger than the 2018 midterms.
To that end, I’m recommending DOD’s focused theme between now and the election be “DETERMINED DEMOCRATS 2020.”
We’re determined to register thousands of new voters.
We’re determined to elect a Democratic president. Many say: “Anyone But Trump!”
We’re determined to take the Senate in 2020. (Ditch Moscow Mitch!)
We’re determined to enact a Progressive agenda…on healthcare, on wages and jobs, on gun safety, on equal rights for all (women and LGBTQ), on immigration, on criminal justice…and so many more issues.
We’re determined to support the most vulnerable among us.
We’re determined to help Democrats win more local seats.
So I hope each of you will resolve to be a Determined Democrat, and figure out how you can help.
No effort is too small.
Each of us CAN make a difference! See our how to get involved page.
2020 Board of Directors
(in alphabetical order)
Jimmi Thomas BOLDT Communications & Social Media Chair
Birthplace: Appleton, WI
BS Microbiology and Public Health. University of Wisconsin
Quality Assurance & Compliance
Steven BROOKS, Citizen Lobby Days Chair
Sun City Palm Desert
Birthplace: Los Angeles, CA
Education: BA Psychology – CSU Northridge
Career with Los Angeles City Dept. of Water & Power
Fergus CURRIE, Fund-raising Chair
Education/career: Retired from university education
Michael FINLAND, Candidate Development Chair
Birthplace: Teaneck, NJ
Education/Career: BA English Literature, St. Joseph’s College; Real estate/security
Susan D JAFFE, Hospitality
Birthplace: San Francisco, CA
Education: BA San Francisco State University
Stephen JAFFE, Vice President
Birthplace: Detroit, MI
Education: JD Wayne State University
Pam SIMPKINS, Executive Secretary
Born: Anchorage, Alaska
Degree: AA Degree in Finance from Rancho Santiago College in Santa Ana, CA
Profession: Retired Municipal employe
Currently resides in Indio
Dori SMITH, President
Birthplace: Madera, CA
Education: BA, Journalism, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
Career: Communications/public relations at large & small companies
Cathie SNYDER, Membership Chair
Birthplace: Los Angeles, CA
Education: AA, Glendale Community College
Megan STROSNIDER, Treasurer
Hometown: Tucson, AZ
Education: Civil Engineer Degree, University of Arizona
Neddy THOMPSON, Programs/Political Action Chair
Birthplace: Oconomowoc, WI
Career: Mental Health Clinic owner, administrator and clinician specializing in sex therapy and family therapy.
Patrick A WEISS
Birthplace: Monrovia, CA
Education: Santa Barbara City College, San Francisco State College
Career: Hospital Unit Service Coordinator . AFSCME 3299 Executive Board Member “
Robert WESTWOOD, President Emeritus
Birthplace: Louisville, KY
Education: MS, Counseling, San Francisco State University