Thursday, April 12, 2012

Democratic Women's Club of Stanislaus County Newsletter

Democratic Women's Club 
                                of Stanislaus County
Spring Inspiration!
Next General Meeting!
Saturday, May 5, 2012
11:00 a.m.
McHenry's Restaurant
1445 McHenry Avenue, Modesto, CA 95350

March Meeting Notes
Thank you to our member speaker: Belinda Rolicheck, representing the Stanislaus County Commission for Women. The Democratic Women's Club voted overwhelmingly at our March meeting to become an organization member of the SCCW and will be contributing to their scholarship fund for young women.
Many thanks to member speaker: Lise Talbott, who brought forward current legislation on women's issues -- of primary discussion was the Affordable Care Act and SB 1338.

April Calendar
April Candidate Corner
Mike Barkley for Congress
Adam Gray for Assembly
Join us at the Los Banos Street Faire - Enjoy a pancake breakfast and precinct walking!
Date: April 14th, 2012
Time: 8:30AM-1:00PM
Where:  6th & K Street, Los Banos
Precinct Walk: 10:00AM-1:00PM 1:00PM-4:00PM
Volunteer Appreciation BBQ & Precinct Walk on the 28th of April.
We love volunteers! To sign up to help with our campaign go to:
Cathleen Galgiani for Senate
Jose Hernandez for Congress
Xochitl Paderes for Assembly
Lesa Rasmussen for Assembly
Candidate Luncheon: Please Join Councilman Tony Dossetti & former Councilwoman Michele Gabriault Acosta
DATE: Friday, April 20, 2012
Italo-American Lodge
WHERE: 1351 W 18th St, Merced, CA 95340 
Social 11:30 am, Lunch 12:00 pm 
$25 per person

Upcoming Events!
May 1, 2012 Planned Parenthood CAPITOL DAY Sacramento Fun-filled Day of Action and Education. Contact:
May 12, 2012 Adam Gray hosts Congressman Cardoza Annual Linguica Fest
May 15, 2012 Steve & Brenda Smith host Meet and Greet/Fund-raiser for Jose Hernandez at 6:30pm at 4907 Powell Rd, Denair.
May 17, 2012 - Cathleen Galgiani - Fund-raiser Modesto Details to be announced! 5:30 p.m.  
June - DWCS Lavender Luncheon!

  • Xochitl Paderes for Assembly 2012 reports that Xochitl has just been awarded the Red Cross Hero Award and has received theendorsement of Alex Rooker, Vice-Chair of the California Democratic Party.
  • Atwater City Council Meeting, Mayor Joan Faul, on April 9, 2012, presented an award of completion to former mayor Pro Tem Lesa Rasmussen for the League of California Cities “California Civic Leadership Institute.”  

Committee sign-ups are on-going. If you are interested in a leadership position or becoming a committee member please let us know.

Election Calendar - Presidential Primary Election – Tuesday, June 5, 2012 
County of Stanislaus – Registrar of Voters (All code references are to California Elections Code unless otherwise stated)
March 29 (E-68) 
Certified List of Candidates for Federal and State Offices  
This list will be issued by the Secretary of State.  EC 8148 
April 6 (E-60) 
Special Vote by Mail Ballot Request  
First day applications can be processed by County Election Official for special vote by mail 
ballot requests for Military, Overseas and 60-Day Voters.   EC 3304 
April 9 – May 22 (E-57 to E-14) 
Write-In Candidacy 
Statement of Write-in Candidacy and Nomination Papers must be filed with the County 
Election Official.   EC 8600, 8601 
April 26 – May 26 (E-40 to E-10) 
County Sample Ballot Pamphlets 
Pamphlets are mailed to each registered voter during this time.   EC 13303, 13304 
April 26 – May 15 (E-40 to E-21) 
State Voter Information Guide
Mailed by the Secretary of State to each household in which voters were registered by  
E-60 (April 6).     EC 9094 
May 7 – May 29 (E-29 to E-7) 
Regular Vote by Mail Ballot  
Mailing and processing period for Vote by Mail ballots.  Ballots will be available at the 
County Elections Office.    EC 3001 
May 20 – June 4 
Late Contribution and Independent Expenditures of $1000 or More 
Within 24 hours of the transaction, FPPC for 496 or 497 must be filed with the appropriate 
filing officer.  Must be filed by FAX, overnight guaranteed or personal delivery.     
Gov Code 84203, 84204 
May 21 (E-15) 
15-Day Close  
Last Day to Register for this election. Postmarks, DMV submissions, and election office 
delivery/drop off are acceptable.   EC 2107 
May 24 
2nd Pre-Election Campaign Statement  
Due for the period 3/18/12 through 5/19/12.  Gov Code 84200.7 
May 28  County Holiday - Memorial Day 
May 30 – June 5 (E-6 to E) 
Special 7-Day Ballots Available 
Available at the County Elections Official’s office for those voters unable to vote at the 
polls on election day.   EC 3021 
June 5 (E) 
ELECTION DAY - Polls are open from 7 a.m. until 8 p.m.          
EC 1000, 14212 
June 7 – July 3 (E+2 to E+28) 
The Official Canvass  
The canvass shall begin and be completed during this time.    EC 15301, 15372 
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