Dec. Chats at Spats

Sat, Dec. 7, 4:30-5:30pm
Join Stanford radio host Mark Mollineaux as we discuss how Henry George can help us understand California’s housing crisis as it unfolds today. 150 years ago, the progressive economist Henry George asked a simple yet powerful question: why do the poor get poorer as society gets wealthier?
1974 Shattuck Ave., Berkeley

How to Save the World with Local Politics

Wed., Nov. 13, 6-8p

Berkeley City College, 2050 Center St.

East Bay Leadership Forum with Sen. Nancy Skinner & Asm. Buffy Wicks. We need leadership on housing, climate, and street safety now. How will our elected leaders step up to the challenge?
Host: South Berkeley Now! North Berkeley Now!  

Co-Sponsors; Berkeley Democratic Club & Berkeley Neighbors for Housing and Climate Action


Nov. Chats at Spats

Sat, Nov. 2, 4:30-5:30pm
Chats at Spats with Barnali Ghosh and Anirvan Chatterjee, Berkeley South Asian Radical History Tour, and Tina Jones Williams, South Berkeley Neighborhood Walking Tour: Discover over 100 years of South Asian American activist history on the streets of Berkeley, California!
1974 Shattuck Ave., Berkeley

A Conversation with California State Treasurer Fiona Ma

This is a great event for you to share your priorities and to learn firsthand how our Ca. State Treasurer, Fiona Ma works for our state, our county, and our city! California faces financial challenges that can only be solved through innovation, experience, and commitment. Many parts of our great state still lag behind in economic recovery, the gap between the wealthiest and poorest Californians continues to grow, and the growth in our cities must be effectively managed to ensure shared prosperity. Our California State Treasurer Fiona Ma plays a key role: investing California’s money in a socially responsible manner and ensuring our state is on sound financial footing. Join Us!

A Conversation with Berkeley City Manager, Dee Williams-Ridley

On an ordinary day, you probably don’t think about Berkeley City Hall—but rest assured, City Hall is thinking of you. What does it take to make sure municipal services run smoothly? Come meet with Berkeley City Manager Dee Williams-Ridley for a fascinating walk-through of the day-to-day affairs that keep our city humming. From paving streets to rescuing kittens stuck in trees, to bond credit ratings and seismic safety protocols, our City Manager oversees it all.

When Housing Wins

Berkeley Neighbors for Housing Climate Action, the Berkeley Democratic Club and South Berkeley Now! are excited to host an evening discussion on recent houising policy successes in Oregon. In 2019, Oregon passed a groundbreaking bill that effectively legalized multifamily apartment homes statewide as well as a statewide rent cap and just cause eviction law. Madeline Kovacs of the Sightline Institute (a Berkeley native!) will join local housing advocate Randy Shaw to discuss the grassroots organizing that made these progressive housing reforms possible and their impact on social equity and environmental justice. Please join us to understand what Berkeley and California can learn from Oregon’s recent successes.

BDC @ Rock The Congress East Bay

Saturday Sept. 7, 20198:30a – 4:30p

Berkeey City College  20250 Center St Berk. Ca.

Strength in Diversity, Power in Unity” That’s the theme for Rock the Congress: East Bay, a conference taking place on Saturday, September 7th, at Berkeley City College. The conference will bring together hundreds of local progressives — new and seasoned, all backgrounds, all ages — for thoughtful, challenging presentations and dialogue about next year’s crucial elections; what victory looks like for progressives; what we must do to win in 2020.


It's Time For The Solano Stroll

Come visit our BDC booth! Since 1974 Solano Avenue and the twin-cities of Albany and Berkeley CA, have hosted the Solano Avenue Stroll, the East Bay’s largest street festival! Enjoy over five hundred vendors including 50 entertainers, 50 food booths, 150 government and non-profit agencies, 150 juried hand-crafters, a 75 entry parade, state of the art mechanical rides and much more! (Parade begins at 10am.)

2020 Democratic Primary Debates

Join Us for the Watch Parties!

The Berkeley Democratic Club | East Bay Activist Alliance  &  Indivisible East Bay

 July 30 and July 31st, 6pm.

Spats, 1974 Shattuck Avenue Berkeley Ca.

and is wheelchair accessible.

Close the Camps Now! Never Again!

This Saturday, July 13, from 12:00pm – 2:00pm 

Civic Center Park, Berkeley, ca.

City Councilmember Rashi Kesarwani will be hosting a rally in support of migrant children and families held in cruel,

inhumane conditions in the Trump administration’s border detention centers. We demand that all detainees be released,

the facilities shut down, and families reunited.

If you’d like to volunteer, write to Councilmember Kesarwani

Berkeley Juneteenth

Saturday, June 16th, Berkeley celebrates Juneteenth from 11 am to 7 pm in south Berkeley’s five-block Alcatraz-Adeline corridor. Come visit us at the Berkeley Democratic Club booth! Stay tuned for more info!

Kick Off the 2020 Campaign Season! Watch 1st Presidential Debate with the BDC!

Where & When:
Spats Berkeley (front room)
1974 Shattuck Ave Berkeley, Ca.
Wednesday, June 26, 6pm-7:30 pm

BDC 2020 Path To Victory! Countdown To Nov. 3rd General Election