ACTIVISM

Here are some ways to take action now! Sign Petitions: Petition to stop Donald Trump’s Conflicts of Interest: https://secure2.convio.net/comcau/site/Advocacy?cmd=display&page=UserAction&id=1836&s_src=1836&s_subsrc=reich Petition to stop Steve Bannon: http://petitions.moveon.org/sign/reject-and-oppose-steve?source=homepage Petition to abolish the Electoral College: http://petitions.moveon.org/sign/abolish-the-electoral-6?source=homepage Petition to appoint Garland to the Supreme Court: http://petitions.moveon.org/sign/appoint-garland-now-senate.fb52?source=s.fb&r_by=17210434 Petition to require Tax Returns be released by all Presidential Candidates and Presidents: http://petitions.moveon.org/

DEMOCRATS OF THE DESERT HOLIDAY GATHERING

There will be no November or December Democrats of the Desert regular Saturday meeting/event. There WILL be a December 17th Annual DOD Holiday Party at the Date Palm Country Club at 2p.m. This will really be a year to gather and unwind among friends. Enjoy a special presentation by the ballet dance group Folklorico. DOD members will bring their favorite recipes so please join us. Names starting from A thru L can bring appetizers and M thru Z can bring deserts. Let's get together to share our democratic values and friendship...we need each other now more than ever. Please remember this time of year and bring gifts for the Mecca Center. Contributions of toiletries, white hand towels, diapers a

CADEM: TAKE ACTION NOW

You can shape the future of the Democratic Party by becoming an Assembly District Delegate for the 2017 through 2019 DSCC term. Declare yourself a candidate now. Each of California's 80 Assembly Districts elects 14 delegates, 7 men and 7 women -- and that will happen on January 7 or 8, 2017. Click here to find the Assembly District Election meeting (ADEM) in your Assembly District. A person may only apply to run as an ADEM candidate if he/she:is registered to vote as a Democrat, residing in their Assembly District by October 24, 2016 in the state of California. You may only run in the Assembly District that you were registered in, by the aforementioned deadline, unless the person turned 18

Post Election Wrap Up

LIKE ALL OF YOU, MY EMOTIONS HAVE BEEN SWINGING BETWEEN DESPAIR AND RESOLVE SINCE TUESDAY NIGHT - AND I'VE NOT KNOWN WHERE TO LAND. IT SEEMS SHALLOW TO FALL BACK ON A BROADWAY SHOW TUNE, BUT THIS FROM A CHORUS LINE CAPTURES, IN SOME SMALL WAY, WHERE I AM RIGHT NOW. Kiss today goodbye And point me toward tomorrow, We did what we had to do, Won't forget, can't regret, What I (we) did for love. OUR WONDERFUL CONGRESSMAN RUIZ IS THE BRIGHT SPOT! , HERE'S WHAT WE DID FOR LOVE OF COUNTRY, OUR CANDIDATES, AND DEMOCRATIC IDEALS ALL MEMBERS OF DEMOCRATS OF THE DESERT Your financial support of the Club allowed us to contribute $6,500 to Democratic candidates and spend approximately $1,000 supporting

STAYING STRONG

So many Democrats worked so hard for a different outcome to this election. Sadly we now know the results and it is very difficult to understand. But as the post election stress sets in please keep in mind the following tips to help you through. 1.Spend time with loved ones and friends 2.Exercise more 3.Meditate 4.Unplug a bit from the news/social media 5.Cultivate a quiet mind 6.Eat right to feel physically better 7.Cuddle your pets (or a friends pets) Lastly consider volunteering. This is a way to use your energy to good and make a lasting impact. Remember the words of Hillary Clinton " Let us have faith in each other. Let us not grow weary. Let us not lose heart. For there are more seasons

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