Filipino Fundraiser – Thank you!!

philipinofundraiserIn November, we successfully held a fundraiser to support victims of the Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines. We were able to raise $500 and collected over 50 pounds of clothes that was donated to the cause. Thank you to everyone that participated in our fundraiser, especially those who were able to make a donation. It was great to see everyone support our club as well as those who are in need. Specifically, we would like to thank Dana Dean for attending and being the top contributor to our fundraiser. Again, Thank You to everyone who helped/donated to this cause.

SCYD Elections – Dec. 4th

Solano YDWednesday night, we will be having our yearly elections for officer positions in the club. Come run and vote for President, Secretary, Treasurer, and Regional Executives. We will be holding elections at Chevy’s, 200 Nut Tree Pkwy, Vacaville @ 7pm, Wednesday, Dec. 4th. Elected positions and voting is available to all youth members who have paid the yearly $12 dues and have attended at least one SCYD event. Bring friends and we’ll see you there!

Solano Election Update!

VallejoWinnersCongratulations to Pippen Dew, Rozanna Verder-Aliga, and Jess Malgapo for being elected to Vallejo’s City Council. We were excited to endorse and support these candidates in this election and we are confident that Vallejo will greatly benefit under their joint leadership. It was amazing to be included in their canvassing efforts and we look forward to getting involved in future elections.

Additionally, Katy Meissner won Vallejo’s remaining council seat and Riitta DeAnda with John Dickerson won seats on the Travis School Board. We congratulate the three of them and look forward to their contributions to Solano County. Also, Measure E, an initiative that moved Vallejo elections to an even year election cycle was approved by Vallejo’s voters.

Again, congratulations to our endorsed City Council members and thank you to all of the Young Democrats who got involved in this year’s election.

September Football Sunday

solanofootballFootball season has finally started. This Sunday, our President, Laurence Lea has invited Solano Young Dems to come to his house to watch football and have a chance to hang out. Regardless of what team you represent, this will be a great chance to get together and get to know each other. The event will be held Sunday the 29th. Bring snacks to share if you can, and we hope see you there!

Supreme Court Rules In Favor of Equality

thToday is an AMAZING day not only for the U.S., but especially for the state of California! SCOTUS has declared that DOMA is unconstitutional, and that the proponents of Prop 8 had no standing to challenge the District Court’s decision.

The DOMA ruling means – residents in states that currently recognize same sex marriage can now receive federal benefits.

The Prop. 8 ruling means – same sex marriage will be legal in the state of California.

This is a HUGE victory, and a truly life changing event for many many people!! Help commemorate the day by finding a local celebration. Vallejo and Fairfield both have events this evening around 6:30PM. The Fairfield Event will be at the Government Center in Fairfield.

Solano’s Democratic Awards

Congratulations to Nico Vaccaro for winning Solano County’s Democratic Rookie of the Year. We all knew Nico from his work on the Garamendi for Congress campaign and as Solano County Young Democrat’s first-ever Secretary. As YD’s, we should applaud the County Party’s selection and recognition of a fellow Young Democrat. Once again, Congratulations Nico!

We should also congratulate Dorothy Steel as Northern Democrat of the Year, Teena Miller as South Democrat of the Year, and Christal Watts as Labor Democrat of the Year. And a special shout-out needs to go out to Dana Dean who won the Wyman Riley Lifetime Achievement Award for her tireless efforts to grow and strengthen our local party. Congratulations to all the winners, and lets additionally celebrate all the work done by all of Solano’s political activists.

Napa County YD Mixer

485630_4377149486864_511475748_nNapa has a new YD chapter. As a celebration they are hosting a party at for all YDs to attend. They have invited all of our members to come up, socialize, and meet the members of their club. This is what being a YD is all about, so lets get up there and meet these people.

This event will be held on Wednesday June 12th from 7pm-9pm at Bilco’s (1234 3rd St. in Napa). Alex Pader, an executive member of the Napa chapter, will also be paying for the pool tables. If you need a ride, let Joe Summers know. The more the merrier.

Solano County Democratic Awards Dinner

200px-California_Insurance_Commissioner_Dave_Jones_--_PD-CAGovDon’t forget to buy your tickets to this years Democratic Awards Dinner. Among others, the Committee will be awarding the Wyman Riley Lifetime Achievement Award and Solano County Democrat of the year. This event is not only to award individual activists, but also to acknowledge all the hard work that was done this past election season.

The Central Committee is honored to have California State Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones as a guest speaker. Don’t miss out.

The event will be held on Saturday, June 15th at 6pm in the Courtyard by Mariott, 1350 Holiday Lane, Fairfield. Tickets are $45, advanced purchase only, so act quickly.  For tickets and more information click HERE.

New Region 2 Director – Craig Cheslog

582213_646371913387_2118013086_nThis may be long overdue, but the Solano County Young Democrats would like to congratulate Craig Cheslog as the new Democratic Regional Director for our region. We were honored to have Mr. Cheslog speak to the group and give us his vision on the future of the Party in our area. We recognized Craig for amazing big-picture ideas of what this Party could and should be.

Craig explained that Young Dems would play a crucial roll in upcoming political plans. He gave us a road map, but it is our responsibility to live up to this ideas and follow his suggestions. We all should be excited to have Mr. Cheslog as our new Regional Director. Once again, Congratulations.