A Message of Thanks From the Democrats of the Desert

Dear Democrats of the Desert Members & Friends, We want to send you all our sincerest thanks for attending our Champions of Activism Awards this past Sunday. There was such incredible energy, enthusiasm and ‘surprises’ in the Heritage Palms Country Club Ballroom. It was wonderful to honor our recipients Dori Smith, Bill Simpkins and our out- going President Priscilla Richardson. Our hearts melted with pride and compassion as we watched the young ROTC Marine Color Guard march into the ballroom. We honored our veterans and we heard the beautiful voice of local high school student Kiana Tavares as she sang the National Anthem. We gave certificates of appreciation and recognition to our local

Democrats Of The Desert Invites You for Cocktails and Conversation With CHRISTINE PELOSI

Celebrate Women's History Month and Prepare to Make History of Your Own! Democrats in the Age of Resistance: Protecting Our Progress and Advancing Our Values Attorney, author and activist Christine Pelosi is the Chair of the California Democratic Party Women's Caucus and newly-elected DNC Executive Committeewoman. She has volunteered in campaigns since the stroller, most proudly in the campaigns of her mother, U.S. House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, and has conducted ten years of leadership trainings based on her two Campaign Boot Camp books. A rare honor and opportunity for members of Democrats of the Desert and their guests to have a direct voice to share our ideas with the Executive Co

RALLY for Planned Parenthood

Join Democrats of the Desert as they partner to Rally with Planned Parenthood! STAND UP against attacks to defund Planned Parenthood! Rally's are being held all over California so please sign up, show up and defend Planned Parenthood. Local DOD folks can meet on March 24th at Frances Stevens Park in Palm Springs, Ca at 5:30- 7:30 p.m Other locations are: San Diego - 11:30 a.m -1 p.m. Balboa Park at the corner of 6th andLaurel Street Riverside- 5:30 p.m. -7:30 p.m. Benjamin Franklin Stage Riverside City Hall 3900 Main St. Riverside Ca El Centro - 5:30- 7:30 p.m. Planned Parenthood 1463 South 4th Street El Centro, Ca 92243 voteforchoice.org/rally

A message from our newly elected President, Robert Westwood

Greetings, Wonderful Democrats! Thank you for visiting this website and your interest in Democrats of the Desert ! DOD is an amazing organization with an energetic, dynamic board of directors. As your newly elected president, I assure you that we will work hard this year with our Commit to Act 2017 theme. Already this year, we have had standing room only crowds to hear an ACLU attorney (January) and for elections and an incredibly successful Call to Action Fair (February). We are in a crisis in America with a right wing, extremely conservative man in the White House and his pundits in Congress who want to turn their backs on progressive values, issues and policies. WE CANNOT LET THIS HAPPEN,

PEOPLE POWER: ATTEND AN ACLU LIVESTREAM EVENT

Join others to watch an ACLU LIVESTREAM presentation. Understand the issues and turn out for the ACLU team. Find ways you can help and become a member. Now more than ever our essential rights are being challenged or taken away. Meet at the Mizell Senior Center March 11th at 1:30-4pm. Address : 480 S. Sunrise Way Palm Springs, CA Register now to reserve your seat. Go to aclu.org and click on 'peoplepower' to RSVP.

Make Your Voice Heard

Since our Call to Action Fair at the last Democrats of the Desert meeting many of our members have increased their activism commitments. So as a continuation of our Call to Action here is a new way to make your voice heard. Click on the link to '5 calls' presented here. https://5calls.org/ Our own Board member Pam Silver is using the '5 Calls' process everyday with great results. It is an easy way to make your voice heard. When you click on the site you have a 'menu' of items of "What's Important to You" to choose from and then you select the topic. You get the person's name and phone number to call, why you are calling and a written "script". Then you enter the result of your call and on

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