Elk Grove-South County Democratic Club Raises Funds, Rally Troops

August 7, 2015 | At a well-attended fundraiser last night, several local elected Democratic Party officials rallied members of the El...

August 7, 2015 |

At a well-attended fundraiser last night, several local elected Democratic Party officials rallied members of the Elk Grove-South County Democratic Club with an eye towards the 2016 presidential election.

Held at Logan's Roadhouse in Elk Grove, the event drew over 60 people who listened to rallying calls from several Democratic officials. The keynote words came from Congressman Dr. Ami Bera.

Now in his second term representing California's Seventh Congressional district, which includes all of Elk Grove, Bera stressed the importance of getting out the vote in 2016, Noting he won both of his elections by the narrowest of margins, Bera also said it is crucial for the Democratic party to keep the Presidency. 

Noting that their event coincided with the much-publicized republican Presidential debate, Bera said has been the Democratic Party who has championed popular programs and causes such as Social Security, Medicare, civil rights and most recently access to health care, not the Republicans as he pointed to the muted TV playing the debate. 

"Let's build on that success, not tear it down," Bera said. "This is about how we move the country forward."  

Also speaking to the audience California State Assembly Members Jim Cooper and Ken Cooley, Sacramento County Supervisor Don Nottoli, Elk Grove City Council Members Darren Suen and Steve Ly, Elk Grove Unified School District Trustee Nancy Chaires, and former Assembly Member Roger Dickinson. They covered a wide range topics from education to the proposed peripheral tunnels.  

Chaires, who was appointed to the EGUSD board last January announced that on this day, she filed papers seeking election to a full four-year term. 

The Elk Grove South County Democratic Club meets on the second Tuesday of every month and meetings are usually held at the Elk Grove Public Library. Sponsorship of Thursday's event was provided by club member Connie Conley.     


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