San Leandro Democratic Club
The San Leandro Democratic Club (SLDC) is a grassroots organization chartered with the Alameda County Democratic Central Committee. The mission of the SLDC is to promote Democratic Party participation, support Democrats for elected office, work towards the platform and ideals of the Democratic Party, and increase the number of Democrats in San Leandro and surrounding cities through voter registration.
The SLDC meets every fourth Thursday of the month – except August and November – at 6:30 pm. Due to the pandemic we currently meet on Zoom; however, meetings normally take place in the Trustee room of the San Leandro Main Library. A typical meeting has a theme with featured speakers, followed by discussion of items important to the local community and club business. Apart from monthly meetings, the SLDC hosts debates for city office, endorses candidates for local office, volunteers in the community, organizes actions for democratic goals, and drafts and endorses resolutions for the state Democratic Party. The public is cordially invited to attend a meeting before formally joining the club!Join
Endorsement Forum for Board of Supervisors Alameda County on May 7 via Zoom
The candidates running for the Board of Supervisors, District 3, will appear and discuss their candidacies at our Zoom forum on May 7, 1-3pm. Participating candidates are: Surlene Grant, David Kakishiba, Rebecca Kaplan and Lena Tam.
Members in good standing who attend the meeting can vote for a club endorsement. Please join us on Zoom (http://tiny.cc/q58ruz) for this important aspect of the democratic process!
General Meeting on April 28 Via Zoom, 6:30 PM
The general meeting will discuss endorsement procedures, upcoming business, and plans for the endorsement forum of County Supervisor on May 7. Please join us on Zoom.
March 31 Meeting In Person at Library, Arrive at 5:30 PM, Starts Promptly at 6:00 PM
Hear from the candidates vying for the Assembly District 20 seat. This meeting will take place at the San Leandro Library in the Karp Room on March 31, at 6:00 p.m (please arrive at 5:30 p.m. as it will start promptly), and will be our first in person meeting of the last two years! Even more importantly, those who attend will be able to cast their vote for an endorsement of one of the AD 20 candidates: Jennifer Esteen, Shawn Kumagai, or Liz Ortega.
General Meeting on February 24, at 6:30 p.m.
The San Leandro Democratic Club will be hosting a virtual meeting on February 24th at 6:30 p.m. to meet local Democrats and learn more about the upcoming elections for City Council, State Assembly and so much more! Follow this link to register: http://tiny.cc/0apouz.
Results of Club Elections
Congratulations to our new officers! All positions except the Member at Large will serve two year terms. Thank you to everyone who came to our club elections. We are looking forward to an excellent year ahead with strong leadership.
General Meeting and Club Elections on January 27 at 6:30 pm
The San Leandro Democratic Club will hold their January General Meeting where they will elect officers for the 2022-24 term. You must be a member in good standing and present at the meeting to vote. Follow this link to register and join. The candidates for office are the following:
President Ed Hernandez
Vice President Corina Lopez
Secretary Leslie Robertson
Treasurer Monique Stevenson
Membership Director Jim Prola
At Large Nick Sermeno
At Large Diana Prola
Holiday Party on December 16 at 6:30 pm
Spread holiday cheer with the San Leandro Democratic Club! Our annual holiday party will take place on December 16 at 6:30 pm via Zoom. Some of the activities include gratitude sharing, trivia, and hilarious political carols. Dress up, grab a delicious drink, and be merry.
Call for Nominations
Any club member in good standing can nominate a member for an officer position like President, Vice President, or Membership Coordinator. Nominations are due November 22. Email Monique per the flyer below with a nomination or question. Serving as an officer is a great way to serve the community, advance democratic values, and improve leadership skills!
For November, the SLDC will be in recess. Have a great Thanksgiving and be ready to celebrate the cheer of the season at our Holiday Party on December 16.
Meeting Featuring City Councilmember Fred Simon, October 28, 2021, at 6:30 pm
The featured guest speaker for our October meeting is City Councilmember Fred Simon. Topics will include police oversight and mental health response. Additional guest speakers include Miss Addie Kitchen, Steven Taylor’s grandmother; Celina Reynes, SLATE advocate and candidate for city council; and Jenna Hewitt King, a 2020-2021 Teach Plus California Policy Fellow who teaches English at Amador Valley High School in Pleasanton. Please join us for an informative discussion and the opportunity to ask questions directly to our representatives. The meeting will take place via Zoom at http://tiny.cc/5smkuz
Meeting Featuring Vice Mayor Victor Aguilar, September 23, 2021, at 6:30 pm
The SLDC September meeting will feature Vice Mayor Victor Aguilar. He will discuss his achievements in city council, vision for the city, and answer questions from the audience. The meeting will start promptly at 6:30 pm due to the Vice Mayor’s schedule. Please join us by registering for the meeting at: https://tiny.cc/yg8juz
Weekend of Action, August 28-29, 2021
Opportunities abound this weekend to participate in democracy and support democratic candidates. We are featuring support for the crucial NO on the governor recall campaign with numerous actions found at CADEM. What is more, the AD18 special election ends August 31, so supporters of Mia Bonta and Janani Ramachandran still have plenty of opportunities to get out the vote and increase turnout.
Democracy requires participation!
Club Will Be In Recess for August
Enjoy summer vacation and come back in September with a renewed vigor for democracy and civic engagement!
Meeting Featuring Councilmember Ballew, July 22, 2021, at 6:30 pm
The San Leandro Democratic Club will hold its July General Meeting via ZOOM. Our special guest speaker will be Councilmember Pete Ballew. Following his presentation, we will open the floor for a Q & A session. Please join us by registering for the meeting at: https://tiny.cc/465
Meeting to Celebrate Pride, June 24, 2021, at 6:30 pm
Please join the San Leandro Democratic Club to celebrate LGQTBIA+ Pride month! Our featured guest speakers at the monthly meeting include Lavender Seniors of the East Bay, Bay Area Lesbian Archives, and Rainbow San Leandro. This meeting will take place on Zoom: http://tiny.cc/b5aytz