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The ‘blue wave’ continues in El Dorado County!

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Volunteers….Thank you for your generosity towards the El Dorado County Democratic Party. Your volunteer time, funds, and talent made our campaigns successful and will carry us forward. Your efforts successfully mobilized fellow volunteers in El Dorado County from Nov. 2017 to Nov. 2018.  Without your volunteer work we would not have been able fund or staff a headquarters for the EDC Democrats and to support the campaigns of Jessica Morse, Jackie Smith (AD 6), and Carla Neal (AD 5) and the 12 other local candidates.

While Jessica, Jackie, and Carla did not win their respective races, they each put forward strong campaigns and made significant electoral gains. Most encouraging is the news at the down ballot level. Of the 12 endorsed, local, down ballot races, the EDC Democratic candidates swept 10 of the 12 races. In several races, the EDC Democratic Party endorsement and campaign efforts clearly played a decisive role in the success of these candidates.

Some highlights of the 2018 election outcomes in El Dorado County include:

  • Astonishing 74.86% voter turnout for the Nov. 2018 election (compared with a 64.54% statewide voter turnout)
  • 7,951 – EDC voters who registered after the 2018 Primary election, w/o any previous voter history

Here’s a few highlights of EDC Democratic Party and Democratic Club accomplishments: 

  • 13,868 phone calls (multiple, targeted phone bank universes)
  • 56,890 emails over a 4-week period (multiple targeted messages & candidate races)
  • 5,109 pieces of US mail, designed, printed and posted (targeted to local endorsed races, CD 4, AD 5, & AD 6)
  • 2,500 individually addressed postcards completed
  • 5 videos, produced & posted by team of local videographers & editors
  • First use of LiveBallot and locally produced endorsement pages
  • 4,900 door hanger kits assembled and distributed in EID 4/CPCSD
  • 5,000 locally designed, printed slate cards delivered by SLT Dems
  • 28 editions of electronic newsletter produced & delivered from May to Nov., to a list of 960+ subscribers
  • 20% increase in Facebook followers
  • 160% increase in Twitter engagement rate
  • 1141 visitors to www.edcdems.org website in Oct. 18:  201.06% higher than previous record
  • 91 donors donated a total of $10,075 to Crowdpac Campaign
  • 17 donors donated $1,485 to EDC Democrats Victory fund
  • 4,214 recorded volunteer hours from Jan. 1 to Nov. 7, 2018.
Mark your calendars ….
2019 Roosevelt Kennedy Dinner
Sun., May 5, 2019
(yes…that’s Cinco de Mayo)
Wine & Conversation  – 3:00pm
Dinner – 5:00pm
Cameron Park Community Center

Lee Boylan welcomes assistance for the 2019 Kennedy-Roosevelt Dinner Celebration.  If you’re interested in joining this team, please email Lee Boylan at [email protected]

Updates & Events…..

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.  See below for details.

Upcoming Dates:

  • Tuesday, January 15, 2019, Democratic Central Committee Meeting, 6:30pm – Social, followed by Meeting start at 7pm @ Los Pinos Mexican Restaurant (Banquet Room), 3420 Palmer Drive, Cameron Park
  • Saturday, Feb. 2, 2019, 10am to 2pm. Strategic Planning Workshop, @ Folsom Lake College, El Dorado Center, 6699 Campus Drive, Placerville (Room A 205). Lunch and beverages provided.  Come join us and bring a friend.
  • Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019, Democratic Central Committee Meeting, 6:30pm – Social, followed by Meeting start at 7pm.  Raley’s Community Room, 166 Placerville Dr., Placerville
Martin Luther King Annual Sing Along
Monday Jan. 21 4:00-6:00 PM. 
Placerville Town Hall, 549 Main Street, Placerville
Sponsored by: El Dorado Progressives, New Freedom Choir and the El Dorado Peace Community.
4:00pm – Snacks and conversation with fellow progressives.
5:00-6:00 – Program: Several speakers on issues such as how immigrants are being treated at our borders and singing along to songs of peace and protest.  Followed by a candle light march through downtown Placerville.  Come and join in!
Middle & High School Teachers and Students – Fred Winn Essay Contest – $1,500, $750, & $500. prizes – Click here for information.
Women’s March, Jan. 19, 2019, Sacramento – Click here for more information & to RSVP
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The ‘blue wave’ continues in El Dorado County!