Why the GOP is better at messaging and how Democrats can frame their message and close the gap.

Hang on for a minute...we're trying to find some more stories you might like.

Email This Story

Listen to the Patt Morrison podcast with Linguist George Lakoff  –
Why the GOP is better at messaging and how Democrats can frame their message and close the gap?

Click here:  https://soundcloud.com/pattmorrisonasks/linguist-george-lakoff-on-why

Holiday Party – Placerville Art Gallery
Thursday, Dec 13, 6:30 – 8pm
Placerville Art Gallery
352 Main Street, Placerville 

Once again, Ruth Michelson and Paul Cockrell are generously sharing their art gallery with us for our holiday gathering. Come enjoy hors d’oeuvres, wine, engaging conversation with friends – new and old – surrounded by eye catching art. Bring a friend!

Ruth and Paul are loyal Democrats, as are most of the 30 artists they feature at their gallery.  Please come, socialize, and enjoy their art space.  Do a bit of holiday shopping if you care to.


Street parking is free after 6pm or several lots are nearby.

Please RSVP:  [email protected]

Acting CDP Chair Gallardo-Rooker Statement on Eric Bauman, CDP Chair Resignation – Click here for statement

Local Democratic, Newly-Elected Officials will be sworn in soon. You may have worked to get them elected. Now join them in their victory as they are sworn in.
  • Nick Exline & James R. Jones, South Tahoe Public Utility District Board of Directors, Thurs., Dec. 6, 2pm
  • Lori Anzini, EID Board of Directors, EID Offices, Placerville, Monday, Dec. 10 at 9 a.m.
  • Devin Middlebrook, South Lake Tahoe City Council, City Council Chambers, 1901 Airport Road, South Lake Tahoe, Tuesday, Dec. 11, 9am
  • Michael Saunders, GDPUD Board of Directors, Georgetown, Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2:00 p.m.
  • Janet van der Linden & Chuck Wolfe, Mother Lode USD Board of Trustees, 3783 Forni Road, Placerville,  Dec. 12, 6pm
  • Richard Boylan, Diamond Springs-El Dorado Fire Board, D. S. Firehouse, Wed., Dec. 12, 6:00 p.m.
  • Sue Novasel, EDC Board of Supervisors, 330 Fair Lane, Placerville, Dec. 18, 9am
  • Felicity Carlson, Barbara Rogers, & Holly Morrison, Cameron Park Community Services District, 2500 Country Club Drive, CP, Weds., Dec. 19, 6pm

2019 Roosevelt Kennedy Dinner
Mark your calendars – Sun., May 5, 2019
(yes…that’s Cinco de Mayo)

Wine & cocktails  – 3:00pm
Dinner – 5:00pm
Cameron Park Community Center

KR Dinner Committee members Lee Boylan, Karla Meadows and Zoe McNevin are organizing the 2019 KR Dinner.  If you’re interested in joining this team, please email Lee Boylan at[email protected]

Updates & Events…..
Data Research Team update:  The Data Research Team (Terry, Joel, Robert, Jim, Johanne, Karla, Julie, and Frank)  met on Dec. 5th and set goals and worked on research questions for their team.  This team is tasked with carefully analyzing the effectiveness of our 2018 campaign and in 2019 preparing, training and testing ways to optimize the use of our MOE/PDI data system in 2019-20.  Contact Terry Fagan at [email protected] for further information.

Strategic Planning:  Based on the work of our Data Research Team,  volunteer surveys, and other post-election analysis, we’re putting together plans to continue building a ‘blue wave’ in EDC in 2019-20.  We invite all interested Democrats and independent voters to participate in making that ‘blue wave’ (or, at least purple wave) a reality by participating in our Strategic Planning Workshop onSaturday, Feb. 2, 2019, from 10am to 2:00pm.  Location & further details to be announced.  Lunch and beverages provided.  Come join us and bring a friend.

Updates on our campaign plans, keynote presentations, and more are in included in our monthly (3rd Tuesday of every month) Democratic Central Committee (DCC) meetings.  Please join us on: 

  • Tuesday, December 18, 7pm @ Placerville Raley’s Community Room, 166 Placerville Drive, Placerville. (featuring Les Francis and a Sierra Forward campaign update)
  • Tuesday, January 15, 2018, 7pm @ Four Seasons Lodge, 3186 Four Seasons Drive, El Dorado Hills, California.
(Note:  Our monthly DCC meetings are being held in locations throughout El Dorado County in 2019 to make them more accessible to DCC members and all registered Democrats.)
Women’s March, Jan. 19, 2019, Sacramento – Click here for more information & to RSVP