Democrats of the Desert Summer Reminders

Feeling frustrated, concerned, worried? There is plenty you can do this summer! * Use your phone and call our Senators and Congressman Ruiz. Tell them to get with it on health care, to oppose any form of discrimination, work on infrastructure for the people, immigration reform, etc. Sound off on your thoughts and frustrations yet ENCOURAGE and SUPPORT them. * Send a donation to Democrats of the Desert (payable to DOD). Check our website for address. * Put this on your calendar: Saturday, Sept. 23 - 2 pm - First DOD meeting of the Fall. Date Palm Country Club clubhouse - Always great snacks. Our guest: Supervisor Manny Perez ! Candidate Fair/Introductions! - Meet candidates running this Fal

Democrats of the Desert statement on Donald Trump's ban on transgenders in the military

The Democrats of the Desert organization strongly disagrees with Donald Trump's announced ban on transgender persons serving in the military. Discrimination of any kind toward human beings is unacceptable, and must be opposed with vigor. The President can now add bigot to his many negative personality disorders. Transgender folks now and who next ? Gays and lesbians, women, persons with certain disabilities who can and do function very well otherwise? DOD urges all folks with any dignity and compassion to appeal this horrible decision to Congressman Dr. Raul Ruiz and Senators Feinstein and Harris, and to contact the White House directly. Rob Westwood President, Democrats of the Desert 760

Dr. Raul Ruiz presents a Candidate Training

Dr. Raul Ruiz And the Democratic Headquarters of the Desert and Riverside County Democratic Party Central Committee For a Candidate Training Saturday, July 29th 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM Dr. Raul Ruiz for Congress 77933 Las Montanas Road, Suite 103 Palm Desert, CA 92211 If you are considering running for office at any level, please join us for an in-depth training that will cover messaging, finances, campaign structure, field operations, and more! Additional information will be provided upon RSVP. RSVP online at http://goo.gl/eQFkVg or contact Andy Colgan at (515) 619-4079 or andy@drraulruiz.com

A Message from Congressman Raul Ruiz

Follow Me on Facebook!StartFragment Dear Friends, Social media is an important tool that helps me communicate with the people I serve. Whether it’s updates on critical legislation, videos of what I am doing to help constituents, or helpful links about what is happening in the desert, I update my Facebook page regularly to help keep my constituents informed. I invite you to follow me and receive these updates by clicking the link below. www.facebook.com/CongressmanRaulRuizMD As your Representative, serving my constituents is my top priority. As always, if you or someone you know needs assistance, be sure to call my office at 760-424-8888. Sincerely, Raul Ruiz, M.D. Member of Congress

Climate Change PS Alert...

Palm Springs City Council is voting on an ordinance to give YOU a choice on how much renewable energy power YOU want. It’s called Community Choice Aggregation (CCA). It’s like a co-op where multiple communities band together to buy renewable energy through SCE. So, instead of SCE buying energy from natural gas plants, they would buy our energy from wind and solar farms. For more information www.leanergyus.org Once the CCA is approved and implemented, your electricity would still be delivered by SCE but YOU will have control over whether you want 50% or 100% renewable energy. The best news - the cost will be similar for 50% renewable energy or slightly more for 100% renewable energy. PLUS, i

WHAT I DID ON MY SUMMER VACATION!

* I registered folks to vote / I encouraged voting * I wrote a letter in support of Congressman Ruiz, Assemblyman Garcia, and/or Supervisor Perez to the Desert Sun * I contacted Congressman Ruiz to support and encourage him as he resists and battles on progressive issues * I contacted Assemblyman Garcia to support and encourage him on the Salton Sea and his important work in the state Assembly * I did nothing but moan and groan about the GOP * I made a donation of backpacks, school supplies, toiletries, towels, and goods to the Migrant Worker Comfort Center in Mecca by contacting the GalileeCenter. org * I called Senators Feinstein and Harris about decent and affordable health care for

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