Kevin De Leon and Jessica Morse

Election Mailer – Morse and De Leon

Dear DCC Members and Club Leaders,

Some of you have likely noticed that the Official Voter Guide that was mailed to residents in Roseville, Rocklin, and the Tahoe-Truckee area did not include Congressional District 04 (Jessica Morse) or US Senate (Kevin DeLeon) as endorsed races/candidates. Our original design included both of them as endorsed candidates on all three mailers. Our printer required that we pre-pay the postage for this mailer. So we contacted our Accountant to make the required payment.

Our Accountant rightfully asked what information would be on the postcard and who would get the information. She informed us that since congressional district 04 and the US Senate seats would be listed, the entire project, about $7,500, would need to be paid 100% using federal dollars [Reminder: Federal Dollars come from individual donations;  State Dollars come from Unions].

At the time, we had about $10,000 in our federal account. This expenditure would have left us with only $2,500 in federal dollars. This means that we would not have been able to fund the headquarters extension and we would have had to extensively fundraise over the next month to have enough money to even continue operating over the next year.

Our options were limited at that time and we had only a very short amount of time to make a decision. We could either remove Morse and DeLeon from the mailer and send it out to the 15,000 voters that we had identified, or we could cancel the project altogether.

A principal goal of this project was to expose our down-ballot candidates to our voters. So canceling the entire project would have been the more detrimental option. I made the decision to remove Morse and DeLeon  from the card. By doing this, we are able to pay for the project 100% from State Dollars of which we have a very healthy amount. 

In preparing for the October meeting of the DCC with a focus on discussing our upcoming activities in this election cycle, I failed to announce this design change at the last DCC meeting. This left the recipients of the card (some of you) surprised when they noticed that Morse and DeLeon were not listed on the card.  Worse, some volunteers had donated funds specifically toward this project expecting to see Morse and DeLeon listed on the flyer and are rightfully disappointed [Both Morse and DeLeon were included as part of the Doorhanger project which is finishing up now,  but they were not listed on this current mailer].

This was the first time in recent years that we have attempted a mailing such as this. Truthfully, this has been a hard lesson.  We will certainly learn from this and we will ensure that needed funds are available in the correct accounts for any future mailings that include federal candidates.

If you have any questions or need more information, please don’t hesitate to reach out to me. 

In solidarity, 

Tomas Vera

Meet Jackie Smith, Candidate for California State Assembly 2018

Right now there is someone who has completely dedicated her life to making your life in Placer County better. Right now there is someone who is working day and night to earn your trust, your respect, and your vote. Right now Jackie Smith is working to become the next representative for California’s 6th Assembly District.

Read moreMeet Jackie Smith, Candidate for California State Assembly 2018

Placer County Democrat Party February 2018 Newsletter

There’s A Blue Wave Coming and a strong push to take back the House.  We 
would like to invite all club chairs to send in news, articles, editorials or links 
to your press releases to be added to our newsletter NO LATER THAN THE 3RD 
MONDAY OF EACH MONTH. We can then distribute to our large Dem audience 
across multi-media platforms.  Please send all your submissions to:  we look forward to an exciting and reenergized year.

A Message from our Chairman CJ Jawahar.


Hello friends and fellow Democrats,

I am pleased to meet you again via Placer County Democratic Party’s February newsletter. Let me start off with a quote which I think is a great inspiration for people from all walks of life, politics included.

“Inaction breeds doubt and fear. Action breeds confidence and courage. If you want to conquer fear, don’t sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy!” – Dale Carnegie.

I admire and respect all those candidates who worked very hard over this past year, got busy out there meeting and greeting constituents across their districts. At the end of January, Democratic Party delegates around the state exercised their vote to pre-endorse candidates running for number of state and federal offices. My sincere thanks to all Placer delegates from the Central Committee, Clubs and ADEMs who participated enthusiastically and with full energy at the regional conferences, which happen every even year before the California’s June Primary. Now that the pre-endorsement conferences are coming to a close, this great rush of voter support will leverage our move to usher in the California primary. Let’s put our differences aside and work together to Get-Out-The-Vote to help democrats win in June and November. Remember one of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors (Plato). Therefore, let’s get out and get busy.

Stronger Together and Placer Matters!

CJ Jawahar
Chair, Placer County Democratic Party.       


Congratulations to Candidate Jackie Smith, AD-6, for garnering 100% of the pre-endorsement votes at the Region 3 Pre-Endorsement Conference!

In CD4 no candidate received 70% for automatic endorsement recommendation; at least one candidate received 50%, triggering a second endorsement caucus. The caucus will be held at the CDP convention, with approximately 75 state party delegates who will cast their votes in person or by a chosen proxy voter who lives in their district.

In AD1 No Candidate Filed, In AD5 Carla Jean Neal received endorsement, in SD4 
No Candidate Filed, In CD1 No Consensus.                                    

In 2017, we marched. In 2018, we RUN!!!

Republicans, for decades, have recruited conservatives to run for local positions and then aggressively developed their bench of candidates to move up to state-wide and national political positions. That’s how they have stuffed state legislatures and Congress with conservatives even though there are more progressives in the USA.

So it’s time for progressives to add to their talk about grassroots Get out the Vote activities and RUN FOR OFFICE!

In support of this, AADC’s Local Advocates team has developed a list of 2018 Placer County OPEN SEATS (local elected and appointed positions). Positions start at the top two Placer County Supervisor positions – and go down to the very local level of Fire, School and Water Districts. We’ve garnered the support of the Placer County Democratic Club Chairs/Presidents to help recruit, train and support these candidates in 2018!

So, if you want to run for office, or you know a friend or neighbor you think would be a great public servant, then send your name and/or their name, as well as their contact information, into these Placer County leads.

We’ll follow up and send them the Placer County OPEN SEATS list and begin to recruit these potential candidates:

Auburn Area – Jan Bell,
Lincoln Area – Art Fluter,
Upper Foothills Area (Colfax/Weimar/Applegate/ Foresthill/Meadow Vista) –

Tomas Vera,
Rocklin/Penryn/Newcastle Area – Mark Davis,
Roseville/Granite Bay Area – Toni Fisher,
Tahoe Truckee Area – Paco Lindsay,

Not sure if you’re ready to RUN???? Then go to this FREE Candidate Training offered by Placer County Elections Department:

Placer County Public Office Candidates Workshop
February 17th (Saturday), 10 am to 1 pm
Placer County Elections Office 2956 Richardson Drive, Auburn.

Check our Current Elections page for upcoming Candidate Workshop information

Don’t be disillusioned and cynical, RUN!!!



Links to article worth reading:
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Democrats in droves seek to topple GOP in California’s congressional races:

The only one missing from this list is Trump:

In spite of the heavy rain, over 110 turn out for Healthcare Town Hall!

The organizing committee and speakers were worried about the turn out because of the heavy rain the night of January 24th.  However more than 110 people came out to hear about and ask questions relating to SB562 Healthcare for All.  The event was well received by all who attended.


Know Your Local Democratic Clubs

Our local Democratic Clubs are the strength and source of Democratic Activism in the Placer County Area. Placer County Democratic Party currently has eleven chartered Democratic Clubs.

Generally, clubs exist to establish a congenial environment within which members may discuss issues of mutual concern, to promote candidates, policies and ideals of the Democratic Party, to provide an opportunity for citizens to participate in a significant way in the conduct of public affairs, to observe the political actions of elected officials representing jurisdictions within which members of the club may live, to study and take positions on public policy issues, to track progress of legislation and administrative actions affecting issues on which the club has taken a position, to engage in actions to persuade policymakers to support the club’s positions, to increase voter registration and to support the Placer County Democratic Central Committee in its activities.
Progressive Democrats of South Placer

If you’re interested in forming a club in your area, please contact us.

According to State by-laws, any organization which uses the name “Democrat” and raises money must obtain a charter from the County Central Committee of the county in which they operate. In order to be a chartered Democratic club an organization must have:

A minimum of 20 registered Democrats, a majority of whom reside in the same Assembly District and/or belong to the group the club intends to represent (youths from 16 to 18 may join if they sign a statement that it is their intent to register as a Democrat at 18).

A set of bylaws which establishes annual dues, nomination, election and term of officers and a regular meeting schedule. All general program meetings must be open to the public. Clubs may make endorsements in non-partisan elections but may not endorse, support, encourage or help non-Democratic candidates in partisan and non-partisan elections.

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For info about: California Democratic Party Democratic National Committee

Placer Victory Fund!!!

Thank you for your interest in supporting the Placer County Democratic Party “Placer Victory Fund”. You may be asking what the Placer Victory Fund (PVF) is and what the money will be used for. The PVF will be utilized to advance Democratic values in Placer County, support local candidates, and help cover our operating expenses. Every dollar that is received will be spent on focusing on the future for Placer County.

We understand that you may not be able to make monthly contributions, but any contribution is appreciated.

To contribute please click on the following link:

If you would like to pay by check please mail the check, made out to Placer County Democratic Party to:

Placer County Democratic Party
Attn.: Placer Victory Fund P.O. Box 423
Roseville, CA 95678
FPPC #: 1244471 FEC #: C00433318

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Did you know?

A new paradigm is upon us. Soon the first votes will be cast that will eventually lead to the transformation of our country. This change will be actualized in the form of a blue wave that will sweep across our nation. In a short time, we will once again be represented and led by people that emphasize, encourage, and promote diversity, inclusion, dignity, respect, and prosperity for all.

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