Newsletter February 16, 2019

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Newsletter February 16, 2019

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Special Election for our State Senator

(1st Senate District of California)


Ted Gaines has resigned.
The Primary will be on March 26 with a General Election on June 4

Let’s turn this seat BLUE
Ballots will be mailed between February 27th and March 5th

Silke Pflueger from Truckee is the endorsed Democratic for the SD 1 seat vacated by Ted Gaines.

Please Keep Reading! 

Someone else who is not the endorsed Democratic candidate entered the race at the last minute and you need to know about him!

His name is Steven Baird, a State of Jefferson member and a self declared “climate denier”, he re-registered in 2017 as a Democrat. He is now running in the primary as a “Democrat” — against Silke.
(**Look at this video on YouTube where Baird interviews with the State of Jefferson YouTube channel).In 2016, Baird ran for this seat as a Republican and in this interview states that his goal is to submit a bill in the California Senate to create the State of Jefferson: need to let the public know who the real Democrat is in this race, Silke Pflueger, …and we absolutely need to do our level best to get her into the general election.

Please donate. Please volunteer. Please spread the word about the SD-1 special election to activist groups across the region.

Volunteer:  If you have time join her in engaging voters, email campaign lead Emilio Vaca at [email protected]

Donate here: 


Connect and learn more about the issues on her website:    

Thank you for helping Silke Pflueger win in SD-1 this spring! 
….Remember Ballots get mailed between Feb. 27th and March 5.  The Primary election is on March 26, 2019.


2019 Kennedy Roosevelt Dinner

Sunday, May 5, 2019
3:00 pm – 7:00pm

Cameron Park Community Center

Invitation to Follow

On the Right to Vote, click to Listen to Elijah Cummings 
More Dates & Events…..

  • Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019, Monthly Democratic Central Committee Meeting, 6:30pm – Social, followed by Meeting start at 7pm. Location: Raley’s Community Room, 166 Placerville Dr., Placerville.  Topics include:
    • Guest Speaker Tom Cumpston on EID & the role of water in our county
    • Update on Strategic Planning priority process (Tamara)
    • Senate District 1 Democratic endorsed candidate Silke Pflueger will be attending and speaking
  • February 21, 6pm, Monthly meeting of the South Lake Tahoe Democratic Club, Tahoe Pizza Company.  For more information, email:  [email protected]
  • Thursday, Feb. 21, 6:30pm to 8:00pm, Democratic Women of El Dorado County, Where:  Mexican restaurant: Colina De Oro, 694 Pleasant Valley Rd, Diamond Springs, 530-295-8356.  No Host event; please support this local business with your purchase of a drink, appetizer, or meal. RSVP: [email protected]
  • Thursday, February 28th at Noon, United Democrats, Monthly meeting, Placerville Denny’s (99 Fair Lane).  Speaker Silke Pflueger, candidate in the upcoming Special Election for State Senate.  Are you interested in becoming more involved in our club?  Please contact John Savage at [email protected] for more information!
  • February 28 to March 25:  Senate District 1 Special Election mail ballots arrive in the mail.  Complete and return via US mail or at ballot drop-off locations ASAP.
  • March 26:  Senate District 1 Special Election, Primary Election Day – Hand deliver to ballot drop-off locations.
  • Tuesday, March 19, 2019, Monthly Democratic Central Committee Meeting, 6:30pm – Social, followed by Meeting start at 7pm.,Raley’s Community Room, 166 Placerville Dr., Placerville