Democratic Club of
Southwest Riverside County
Welcome to the Democratic Club of Southwest Riverside County! The next meeting is on: Monday, August 4, 2014.





Contact Info:
Democratic Club of
Southwest Riverside County
P.O. Box 1199
Murrieta, CA 92564

Meetings are on:
1st Monday of Month
@ 7:00pm
Casa Jimenez Mexican Restaurant
40535 California Oaks Road
Location is accessible to people with disabilities.
Board Members

Suji Fox

1st Vice President

Susan Dye

2nd Vice President
Nicholas Shestople

3rdVice President

(Fund Raising)
Laurel Groshong

Recording Secretary
Ann Harrell

Corresponding Secretary
Mati Robinson

Gail Ferrell

Thetis Pressley


Howard Katz


Tim Sheridan

Doug Dye

Doug & Susan Dye
Cost of Iraq War
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Hello, Friends!

The Democratic Club of Southwest Riverside County (DCSRC) is a local Democratic Club serving Aguanga, Anza, Canyon Lake, French Valley, Lake Elsinore, Murrieta, Temecula, Wildomar, Winchester and surrounding areas,which include Assembly Districts 67, 71 and 75, Senatorial Districts 22, 23 and 28, and Congressional Districts 42 and 50.

Our Club in Action

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The Committee to Elect Tim Sheridan to Congress organized a relief effort to provide assistance for the hundreds of refugees that were coming to the Border Patrol station located in Murrieta, California on July 2, 2014. Many of the refugees were young children, and mothers with young children. When the buses were refused access to the Murrieta facility by an angry mob, the refugees were sent to El Centro.  The Sheridan Campaign partnered with Mercy Ministries to assure delivery of the donation drive goods to the immigrants. 
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Philip Drucker, Candidate for the 28th State Senate District and advocate for restoration of the Salton Sea, talked about the crucial health and safety issues of that region at the DCSRC meeting on April 7th.
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Gail Ferrell, DCSRC Treasurer and winner of "Volunteer of the Year in Region 19", shows off award with Suzan Wilkinson, Region 19 Director at the California Democratic Party Convention.
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The Democratic Club of Southwest Riverside County (DCSRC) held its annual Awards Banquet and Fundraiser Monday, March 3rd at the Pechanga Resort and Casino. Members and guests, enjoying a sumptuous dinner, recognized Ira Robinson, Esq. as Club Volunteer of the Year. Also given enthusiastic praise were Lifetime Achievement Award recipients Eleanor Newhard and David Lander, Esq.

Club president Lois (Suji) Hochenauer-Fox talked about the importance of volunteerism in assisting the goals of most Riverside County families. Candidates for office in 2014—Tim Sheridan for U.S. Congress in the 42nd Congressional District, James Kimber for U.S. Congress in the 50th Congressional District, and Philip Drucker for California State Senate in the 28th Senate District—each made presentations.

The recurring theme of their talks was accomplishing the goals families need to live decent lives. Among those goals are: Creating good-paying jobs in our county (fair wages are the most direct path to a prospering economy.); Building a sensible path to citizenship (hard-working immigrants are our country’s foundation.); Preserving Social Security and Medicare ( the savings our seniors paid from their paychecks over a lifetime); Increased compensation for our military and their families (a huge percentage of our veterans live with PTSD.); Ensuring that all our youth are provided a first-class education and after-school enrichment programs.

The point was made more than once that Republican opponents/incumbents in the three races have consistently voted against these values that our families in Riverside County and across the country hold dear.

Regular monthly meetings of the DCSRC are held the first Monday of every month at Casa Jimenez Restaurant in Murrieta at 7 p.m. All Democrats, and others interested in restoring democracy to our country, are welcomed.

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Our guest speaker at the February 3rd meeting was Ricardo Enriquez, founder of the Latino Organizing for Action (LOFA) group in North County San Diego. His personal objectives are to engage, educate, and motivate Latinos to participate in the political process and to hold politicos accountable to the Latino community. Since its creation less than two years ago, LOFA has registered approximately 1,800 new Latino voters.

Born in Texas, near the Mexican border, to a migrant seasonal farm-working family, he was his family’s first to earn a Bachelor of Science. Mr. Enriquez has worked with Cesar Chavez's United Farm Workers Movement as Chair of the Grape Boycott Committee in Madison, WI and was Director of Training for that organization’s Leadership, Education and Development Institute. 
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Democrats in bipartisan act of solidarity against vandalism at Reagan monument

While this year will be remembered for increasing political polarization and acrimony, two local groups have shown a spirit of bipartisanship that Washington could learn from.

In a demonstration of community solidarity, the Democratic Club of Southwest Riverside County and the Murrieta Temecula Republican Assembly each has given a check to Friends of Ronald Reagan Sports Park to assist in the restoration efforts to repair the Reagan monument that was vandalized in an arson attack at the end of summer.

The life size bronze statue, erected to commemorate the former President’s recognition of Temecula’s ‘Can Do’ Spirit and individual initiative in constructing the park without government assistance, was torched in the early morning hours of 20 September 2013.  Tiles on the monument wall fell off and ground illuminating lights were scorched and had to be replaced.  Temecula City Council responded promptly to restore the monument.  No one has yet been apprehended for the attack.

Democratic Club President, Suji Fox, presented the check to Perry Peters, President of Friends of Ronald Reagan Sports Park, at the monument.  “Such senseless acts serve no purpose and further no cause. The Democratic Club unreservedly condemns this wanton act of vandalism on the monument to former President Reagan.  This park, serving so many people in such diverse ways, is a perfect example of how working together with common purpose and cooperation revitalizes our communities,” said Fox.

The check will go towards the funds already raised to reimburse the City Council at a special ceremony being held at the Monument on Monday, 25th November at 4:00PM.  Reflecting on the community support, Peters said, "I am delighted to see an affirmation of this statement by a donation from the Democratic Club of Southwest Riverside County.  We also received a donation from the Murrieta Temecula Republican Assembly. The proliferation of individual initiative in our young people is not a political objective -- it is all-American.” 
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constitution_2.jpgSeveral members of the Democratic Club of Southwest Riverside County have formed a committee to write resolutions on issues of importance to our communities and nation. A resolution makes known to our elected officials as well as to fellow citizens what our Club's stance is on particular issues and sets the goal of having the requests met by governing officials. If you're interested in joining this resolution-writing committee, please contact Ray Addington at

View the recently approved resolutions "Keep Social Security Off The Bargaining Table"  & "Reverse U.S. Patent Regime For Genetically Engineered Crops". amhis_americangovernment.gif
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