Democrats of the Desert
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DOD December Zoom Meeting
Let’s Explore “Lock Him Up!”
December 5th, 2020 at 2pm

It’s been four tough years worrying about crimes that Donald Trump and his team have likely committed while overseeing America. Many believe the Biden administration should investigate and prosecute. To compare: after Watergate, 69 government officials were charged with crimes and 48 were found guilty (per Wikipedia).
This Saturday, DOD’s guest speakers will discuss the possibility of prosecuting Trump. Stephen Jaffe, DOD vice president and an employment attorney, will moderate the discussion with: Steve Moyer, a former public defender in L.A.; Lynnie O’Neill, a retired civil-litigation attorney; and Rahul Sethi, who practices employee and labor law in L.A.
Program Chair Neddy Thompson will provide info about how to help John Ossoff and Raphael Warnock win Senate seats in Georgia.  That election is Jan. 5, 2021.
Lastly, we would love to hear some treasured Holiday memories.  Be prepared!
Board Election in February
Nominee Deadline December 20th

Please consider running for the Democrats of the Desert Board of Directors, and/or nominating others. Here are the offices that are up for election, all for 2-year terms:
• President, leads the organization, ensures its financial viability and coordinates with local, county and state Democratic officials.
• Program Chair, organizes speakers for monthly membership meetings.
• Treasurer, keeps and reconciles DOD financial records, working with an outside bonded treasurer.
• Fundraising Chair, organizes and manages fund-raising events.
• Communications Chair, writes and distributes communiqués to members and oversees electronic media (Website, Facebook, ActBlue, Youtube, Zoom, email).
• Executive Secretary, DOD’s official record keeper, including meeting minutes.

Nominating Committee members are  Jimmi Thomas, Cardriner Bowden, Bob Mueller, Dori Smith and Cathie Snyder.
Please send nominations to by Dec. 20.  A slate of candidates will be distributed in January, and the election will be held in February. The voting will probably be held electronically (more details to follow).  The new officers will assume their roles on March 1, 2021.

If you have any questions, please reach out to committee members or email Dori Smith:
Toy/Food Drive for Galilee
Deadline Dec 12

There’s good news from Brandini Toffee – they are giving a 15-percent discount to people who drop off toys and gifts at their Rancho Mirage store as part of our drive to help Galilee this holiday season. Toys and gifts only to Brandini; toys and food to Date Palm Country Club in Cathedral City. The deadline to donate is December 12.
Questions: call Robert Westwood at 760/808-4446.
More Giving Ideas
Joslyn Senior Center in Palm Desert provides Meals on Wheels to homebound seniors and has established Penny’s Pantry for food insecure seniors to “shop” there. For more information
In these tough economic times, several organizations help Americans feed and care for their pets. Harley’s Hope is one:
FIND – our area’s regional food bank. For more information:
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