The Importance of the 2016 CA Primary

by Sean Barry, BDC Board Member A year ago, most predicted that the California primary would be a relative non-factor in the Democratic presidential race. The landscape is quite different today. While still behind in the delegate count, Bernie Sanders continues to win primaries, raise record-breaking small donations and contest states across the country. Californians do not go to the polls until June 7th, but the Sanders campaign has already signaled its intention to compete in the state. The move comes amid new polling from the Los Angeles Times and University of Southern California showing a single-digit race. As has been the case in other states, Sanders dominates among young voters, while Clinton leads comfortably with Latinos. California has an open primary, meaning non-Democrats can request a Democratic ballot. Polling indicates that these voters favor Sanders. Delegates from the June primary are divided proportionally and by Congressional district, which means our votes here in Alameda County matter to the outcome. You can read more about the LA Times poll and the state. of the...
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Vote June 3, 2014! Click Here for BDC Endorsements

Remember to vote in the June 3, 2014 California statewide primary election! Click here to see the candidates who will appear on your ballot that were endorsed by the Berkeley Democratic Club.


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Join Us at the BDC’s Fall Soiree, Saturday Nov. 2

You’re Invited! The Berkeley Democratic Club brings a new interpretation of mixing politics with pleasure. Join us for our fall soiree, where the 15th Assembly District candidates will mix their favorite cocktails and non-alcoholic drinks. You can choose which is your favorite!


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You’re Invited! Summer Party July 27

What’s your favorite political trivia question? Do you know who was the first woman to be Mayor of Berkeley? Or how many Presidents have come from California? Submit your trivia question here and we’ll include it in our political trivia game at our summer party on Saturday! Then join us at 4 PM on Saturday, July 27 at the home of Fred & Marietta Harvey (2824 Benvenue Street, 94705). We’ll have prizes for political trivia, hors d’oeuvres, a no-host bar, good conversation, local elected officials, and candidates for state and local office in 2014.  Admission is free but any contributions to the Club would be certainly appreciated!  Please RSVP to theberkeleydemocraticclub@gmail.com See you...
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Club Meeting March 14

You are cordially invited to our March Club meeting, featuring Mayor Tom Bates, who will discuss Berkeley “Innovating in Challenging Times” and answer your questions. We are also going to have a presentation about the City’s redistricting plans.


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