The Coachella Valley Housing Coalition College Scholarship Awards Ceremony

Richard Levine presents a scholarship award to one of his selected deserving students at the CVHC Scholarship Awards luncheon at Heritage Palms Country Club June 22nd. John Mealey began the CVHC 34 years ago. At the luncheon 75 students were awarded scholarships and two top students received $2000.00 each toward their educational needs. The scholarship program began in 2002 with many deserving students being awarded. The CVHC is dedicated, along with their JFM Scholarship Fund, to helping low and very low income families improve their living conditions through advocacy, research, construction and operation of housing and community development projects. Proud of our Democrats of the Desert m

Democrats of the Desert Stand Together

Democrats of the Desert joined together to hear Assemblyman for the 56th District Eduardo Garcia speak about Valley Democratic issues during its annual summer Ice Cream social. The Assemblyman shared news on the Salton Sea progress, news from his trip to Paris for the recent G_20 summit on Climate Change, the status of the proposed new CSU campus and the work that will need to be done to help farm workers receive pay for overtime. Democrats of the Desert also send congratulations to Jackie Lopez who will be running for Indio City Council. Thank you Assemblyman Eduardo Garcia for such a stimulating speech and for the inspiration to do even more asDemocrats of the Desert.

Moms Demand Action For Gun Sense In America

Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America was created to demand action from legislators, state and federal; companies; and educational institutions to establish common-sense gun reforms. Who We Are Shannon Watts founded Moms Demand Action in 2012, in response to the devastating shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School (Newtown, Conn.). It has become a leading force for gun violence prevention, with chapters in all 50 states and a powerful grassroots network that has successfully effected change at the local, state and national level. In December 2013, Moms Demand Action partnered with Mayors Against Illegal Guns to unite a nationwide movement of millions working together to end the epidemi

Congressman Raul Ruiz Sit-In On House Floor

Congressman Dr. Raul Ruiz along with other Democratic Senators took part in a sit in on the House floor in Washington D.C in protest over gun violence on Wednesday. Congressman Dr. Raul Ruiz spoke about never shutting down the American voice. In a compassionate speech the California Congressman told of touching the wounds of patients, administering CPR and the sad duty of notifying parents and loved ones of the death of their relatives due to gun wounds. As a Doctor Congressman Ruiz stands up for his patients and as a Congressman he leads the fight against assault weapons and gun violence. We are so proud of our Congressman as he stands together with fellow democrats to end the senseless kil

Mothers' Group Seeks To Cut Gun Violence

Today Dori Smith, a tireless advocate for Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America in the Coachella Valley, wrote an inspiring article for the Desert Sun Opinion page. Please read this inspiring and thought provoking piece. Dori says we can have an impact by getting together and demanding better laws and enforcement. The organization working on the issue Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America- ( needs your help. As a mother and grandmother Dori is fed up with the slow pace for change regarding our gun legislation and wants to change our country's gun culture. Please join her and act now to 'be the change you want to see". Email Dori Smith of


Greg Rodriguez, the candidate for the 42nd State Assembly District, is right on track to win the November election. Greg is shown here receiving a campaign donation from Pris Richardson, President of the the Democrats of the Desert, at their May club meeting. Greg and his team are working hard to get the message out and will be seeking volunteers to canvas, to GOTV (calls for Greg to get out the vote) and to invite Democrats to fundraising events before the November election. Feel free to reach out to Greg, your local clubs and the Democratic Headquarters to find ways you can participate. We need Greg in Sacramento to represent us all on the myriad of critical issues facing our Valley. Greg

Mecca Comfort Station Offered for Farm and Migrant Workers

Join the Democrats of the Desert in helping supply the new Galilee Center for Migrant workers. Opened late 2015 in downtown Mecca, the fully air-conditioned Comfort Center offers showers and restrooms for men and women and a private family restroom. Migrant workers and families are able to get in and out of the summer heat and winter cold/storms. In addition there is a laundry facility, a reception/waiting and community room used for relaxing, watching T.V. and playing games. Summer Season is upon us and these services are vital to the Farm workers. Please bring any of these items to the the monthly Democrats of the Desert meeting held the fourth Saturday of each month at 2pm at the Date Pa


Come join the BLUE CROWD Friday June 17th at 7p.m. at Palm Springs Stadium 1901 E. Barista Road, Palm Springs. See POWER (7 time champs in their league) play the FBA Sharks!. Be there for the action, buy a great dinner from the extensive concessions area, cool off with MISTER system, fun organ music and Democrats! Tickets $8.00, Seniors $7.00. Come early at 6:15p.m. wearing something showing you are a Democrat and the first 50 tickets are a SPECIAL $5.00 Group Price. Game Towels are a bonus gift! Watch Greg Rodriguez, 42nd AD candidate & 56th AD Assemblyman Eduardo Garcia throw out the first pitches. Show your party spirit and PLAY BALL FOR DEMOCRATS! For more information email: desertdemoc

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