2010 Bay Area Democrats Events
In 2010 over 1000 people attended a Bay Area Democrats events. Many members benefitted from free meet and greet opportunities with key political leaders from around the country. Below is a listing of some of our free 2010 events:
- February - Reception for Robin Carnahan, Missouri Sec. of State & Congressional Briefing with Chairman of the DCCC Chris Van Hollen and special guest CA Congressional candidate Ami Bera
- March - Breakfast with Deval Patrick, Governor of Massachusetts & Lunch for Lee Fisher, Ohio Lieutenant Governor
- April - Meet and greet with Senator Bob Menendez
- June - Meet and Greet with Rep. Joe Sestak (D-PA) & Lunch and Conference Call with Alex Sink, Candidate for Governor from Florida
- July - Meet and Greet with Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-MI)
- September – Debate Watch Party with Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-CA)
- October – Meet and Greet with Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) and National Innovation Conference
- November - Election Day Lunch
In 2011 Bay Area Democrats has already gotten off to a great start. In January alone, we hosted three members only events, including a Sunday Brunch with Congressman Keith Ellison (D-MN), a round table discussion with Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), and a dinner with Senator Mark Warner (D-VA).
Sunday Brunch with Congressman Keith Ellison (D-MN), Progressive Caucus Co-Chair
On January 16th , BAD Founder Wade Randlett hosted a Sunday brunch for one of the Democratic Party’s rising stars, Representative Keith Ellison. Rep. Ellison shared his outlook on the 112th Congress and explained the importance of his role on the Financial Services Committee and how he helped with Wall Street reform.
Round Table Discussion with Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY)
On January 18th, Board Member Lenny Mendonca hosted Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) in Downtown San Francisco. Senator Gillibrand spoke about the impact of the tragic shooting of Representative Gabrielle Giffords (D-AZ), and how this event has created a more bi-partisan tone throughout Capitol Hill. Since assuming Hillary Clinton’s Senate seat in 2009, Gillibrand has made an impact with her advocacy for transparency in politics and rebuilding the American economy, but also discussed her work that has made her a standout member of the United States Senate.
Dinner Reception with Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA)
On January 20th, Senator Mark Warner (D-VA) spoke to BAD members at the home of founder Wade Randlett, about his plans to introduce policies aimed at advancing technological innovation to the Senate and importance of the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation, a leading think tank. Senator Warner is the Co-Chair of ITIF and is collaborating to create new economic opportunities.