Puerto Rico Relief

Puerto Rico has been devastated by Hurricane Maria, and reports from the ground grow worse every day. It has rapidly become a humanitarian crises with food and medical supplies quickly depleting. Most of the island will remain without power for months, forcing everyone (businesses, hospitals, residents) to rely upon generators.

Our fellow Americans need our help now. As a U.S. Territory, Puerto Rico is American soil and residents are American citizens. Eight days to waive the Jones Act to enable much needed supplies to arrive by ship is an outrage to all Americans.

Please consider showing our nation’s leader that we as Democrats support our brothers and sisters in Puerto Rico by donating to one of these relief organizations.

United for Puerto Rico

Hurricane Maria Community Recovery Fund

Direct Relief

As Democrats, we believe in helping the most vulnerable of society. A natural disaster does not discriminate based on age, sex, race, gender, or class. All Puerto Ricans need our aid.

BBQ Appreciation

Thank you to everyone who supported our 11th Annual BBQ

It was a fabulous event with a great turnout.

Special thanks to Lt Governor Gavin Newsom for stopping by.

Lt Gov Gain Newsom with band

Lt Gov. Gavin Newsom took some time to jam with the band at our 11th Annual BBQ.

Our local elected officials also made appearances including Senator Mike McGuire, Assemblymember Jim Wood, Supervisor Susan Gorin, Supervisor James Gore. Thank you for remembering the grassroots.

Assemblymember Jim Wood, Lt Gov Gavin Newsom, Jeff Parr

Assembymember Jim Wood, Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsome, and Jeff Parr at the 11th Annual BBQ.

Ed Sheffield, SRCS and Supervisor James Gore

Santa Rosa City School Board member Ed Sheffield and Sonoma County Supervisor James Gore at our 11th Annual BBQ.

Supervisor Susan Gorin

Supervisor Susan Gorin chatting at our 11th Annual BBQ

For more BBQ photos please visit our Facebook album.

11th Annual BBQ

Sonoma County Democratic Party

11th Annual BBQ

Saturday, August 26, 2017


Gazebo in Howarth Park

600, Summerfield Drive, Santa Rosa

Sonoma County Democratic Party kicking donkey logo for BBQ

Please join the Sonoma County Democratic Party at our 11th Annual BBQ.

As always there will be good food, good conversation, and great opportunities to chat with local elected officials and candidates. Vegetarian options are available.

Tickets are $15 each or $40 for a Family Pack (2 adults and 2+ children)


$75 Fire Starter (2 tickets)

$125 Burning Embers (4 tickets)

$250 Red Hot Coals

$500 Sizzling Hot

$1,000 Flaming Hot

NOTE: Act Blue CANNOT accept donations from unions, state, and local candidates. They may donate by mail at: SCDP ~ PO 3727 ~ Santa Rosa, CA 95402-3727

Positions on State Legislation

At the June 2017 meeting, the Sonoma County Democratic Party voted to adopt the following positions on current legislation before the California State Legislature.

Support AB 14: Political Reform Act of 1974: campaign disclosures (aka Disclose Act)

Support SB 651: Initiative, referendum, and recall petitions: circulators (aka Disclosure of Initiative Funding)

Support AB 1089: Local elective offices: contribution limitations

Support SB 562: Healthy California Act (aka Universal Single-Payer Health Care Coverage)

Voter Registration and Engagement Trainings

Frustrated with national politics? Ready to get involved?

We have a solution!

Please join us for a Voter Registration and Engagement Training. We are conducting training’s regularly in preparation for 2018 election season. Voter registration and engagement is critical to winning elections.

Two training’s are being held this month on July 22nd and July 25th. Register today.

CDP 2017 Convention Resolutions

California Democratic Party adopted resolutions at the State Convention in May.

Click, CDP Convention 2017 Resolutions, for a complete and printable listing of the resolutions adopted.

Election Results

Congratulations to our endorsed candidate Leah Gold on her election to the Healdsburg City Council

head shot of Leah Gold

Leah Gold


Democrats say Yes on Measure C

Democrats say Yes on Measure C

The Sonoma County Democratic Party (SCDP) and all eight Democratic Clubs in Sonoma County stand united. We all say vote YES on Measure C.

Yes on C logo

Yes on Measure C for Fair and Affordable Santa Rosa

In September 2016, the SCDP voted unanimously for the ordinance passed by the Santa Rosa City Council to enact rent stabilization and just cause eviction. In April 2017, we voted unanimously to SUPPORT MEASURE C.

The lack of affordable housing and rising homelessness are community housing crises that need immediate action. With rents increasing by over 50 percent over 5 years, the City Council took steps to ensure housing security for residents, almost half of whom are renters.

Protecting housing rights and ensuring people can afford to live where they work are crucial economic issues. Local business cannot thrive without workers to provide services or produce products. Without affordable housing or security in rental costs, workers will be forced to relocate. Housing takes time to construct. Rent stabilization is a necessary immediate action that will help protect a healthy local economy.

On May 9, 2017, the Press Democrat published an article about apartments with the median of $2,500/month (2 bedroom). That is a $360 increase from $2,140 median rents noted in a Feb 21, 2017, PD article. At the current California minimum wage of $10.50/hour, a worker makes only $1,820/month. A family of four with two working parents at minimum wage will have $1,140/month for other expenses.  This family’s rent alone takes up 68 percent of their gross pay, well above the recommended 30 percent. Forty-seven (47) percent of Santa Rosa residents fall into the category of “overpaying households.” At a 1 percent vacancy rate, renters are left with scant options to find and secure an available rental.

With a large percentage of income dedicated to housing, families and workers are not able to fully provide for themselves let alone support a healthy economy. Local businesses will see fewer and fewer paying customers, which leads to failing businesses and joblessness. Measure C is a stopgap on this cycle. Rent stabilization ensures workers and families can remain in their homes, keeps students in school, and supports local business in customer retention.

We need protections today, like Measure C, while we work toward longer term solutions on affordable housing to build a healthier and more sustainable economy.

Do not be misled or confused by mailings paid for by the California Association of Realtors and Woodmont Real Estate using FPPC I.D. 1395025.  They are not authorized to speak for the Democratic Party.  Their misleading mailing that may have arrived in your mail box recently is alternative news of the worst kind.

Join the Sonoma County Democratic Party in voting YES on Measure C for a fair and affordable Santa Rosa.

SCDP Supports CA legislation protecting immigrants

Sonoma County Democratic Party supports

California legislation to protect immigrant rights.

On April 11, 2017, the Sonoma County Democratic Party voted to support four (4) pieces of legislation currently in the California Legislature related to immigration.

AB 3 Public defenders: legal counsel: immigration consequences: grants

By Assemblymember Rob Bonta (D-Oakland) to create state-funded regional centers to train defense attorneys and public defender’s offices on immigration law and the consequences of criminal convictions.

SB 29 Law enforcement: immigration

By Senator Ricardo Lara (D-Bell Gardens) to declare that the state does not tolerate profiting from the incarceration of Californians held in immigration detention and the state’s desire to ensure the just and humane treatment of our most vulnerable population, and by adding Section 1670.9 to the Civil Code, would prohibit placing immigrants in for-profit detention centers, and specifies that when otherwise detained, the facility shall not deprive an immigrant detainee in civil immigration proceedings of specific rights.

SB 31 California Religious Freedom Act: state agencies:disclosure of religious affiliation information

By Senator Ricardo Lara (D-Bell Gardens) the California Religious Freedom Act would prohibit a state or local agency or a public employee acting under color of law from providing or disclosing to the federal government personally identifiable information regarding a person’s religious beliefs, practices, or affiliation, as specified, when the information is sought for compiling in a databse of individuals based on religious belief, practice or affiliation, national origin, or ethnicity for law enforcement or immigration purposes.

SB 54 Law enforcement: sharing data

By Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de Leon (D-Los Angeles), known as the California Values Act, to prevent the use of state and local public resources to aid federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents in deportation actions.



Resolution Supporting May Day 2017

The Sonoma County Democratic Party adopted a

Resolution in Support of May Day 2017

on April 11, 2017

Please join us in protecting labor, immigrant, and civil rights.

For the full resolution language, please click here.

Facebook event link to the local May Day March.