If you haven’t already, be sure to vote in Democrats of the Desert’s annual Board election. Ballots were emailed on Feb. 8, 2021, to all members in good standing. Email us with any with any Questions.
Deadline for returned ballots: 5 p.m., Friday, Feb. 12, 2021.
Our thanks to DOD Board Members Jimmi Thomas and Cathie Snyder for the administration of the election. Also DOD member Janice Turner for the independent vote tabulation.
Black History Month Tour in Palm Springs
Valley residents are invited to join a tour/car caravan on Feb. 27, 2021 for Black History Month. Meet at the Palm Springs Convention Center before 10 a.m. that day. The Website says: “This tour will introduce you to Black pioneers of our city whose talents and perseverance overcame the prejudices of earlier times.” For more details and to register:
More than 169,000 California Democrats voted for their representatives (by Assembly District) to the California Democratic Party. Thanks for voting! Below are the results for the two districts that encompass the Coachella Valley (DOD members noted with an *).
42nd: Executive Board: Pablo Ariza. All Delegates: Pablo Ariza, Ubaldo Boido, Jo Ann Bollen, Karalee Hargrove, Karen Ickes, Elle Kurpiewski*, Brad Napientek, Karina Quintanilla*, Edwin Ramoran, Lorraine Salas, John Siegel, Kimberly Starrs, David Weiner*, Patrick Weiss*.
56th: Executive Board: Erin Teran*. All Delegates: Kimberly Barraza*, Yurii A. Camacho, Ramon Castro, Adonis Galarza-Toledo, Alexis Galarza, Natalia Gonzalez, Katia Lopez, Isauro Meza-Rendon, Kimberly Miranda, Tomas Oliva, Ruben Perez, Haydee Rodriguez, Frank Salazar, Erin Teran.Read more
DOD's February Meeting
Be aware that we may need to change the February 27 planned meeting to another date this month. We're waiting to confirm when our U.S. House Representative Dr. Raul Ruiz is available to be our guest speaker. Stay tuned.
ACHIEVING UNIVERSAL, AFFORDABLE, QUALITY HEALTH CARE
Democrats have fought to achieve universal health care for a century. We are proud to be the party of Medicare, Medicaid, and the Affordable Care Act. Because of the Obama-Biden Administration and the Affordable Care Act, more than 100 million Americans with pre-existing conditions, from heart disease to asthma, are secure in the knowledge that insurance companies can no longer discriminate against them. Women can no longer be charged more than men just because of their gender. And more Americans are able to get health coverage than ever before. Read more