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New Location for DSRC General Membership Meetings

Please save the date: Monday, June 5th, 2017, 7-9 pm, for our monthly General Membership Meeting .  Our new location will be at:

Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 1508
21180 Waite Street
Wildomar, CA 92595
(951) 674-4735

Directions: From the 15 Freeway, take the Bundy Canyon Road exit and head West.
Turn right on Mission Trail (heading North).
Drive less than a quarter mile to Waite Street.
Turn right onto Waite Street.
The VFW is the second building on the left (after the Elk’s Lodge).
The parking lot is marked with a Red, White and Blue Patriot Missile model.
Park in the VFW lot (ADA spaces available) or in the parking lot just past the VFW parking lot, which is marked as Elk’s Lodge parking, (available to people using the VFW).

Reasonable accommodations will be provided for people with disabilities. Please call (951)710-0405, 48 hours in advance to make your request or for any questions, including but not limited to concerns about the program, parking, restroom facilities, American Sign Language requirements, or alternate format materials.

See you then and bring a friend!

Sincerely yours,
Jorge R. Lopez
Democrats of
Southwest Riverside County – President

RCDP Annual Golf Tournament

RCDP 2017 Golf Tourn Fundraiser FLYER

Click here to contribute online for this event:  

April 3rd DSRC General Membership Meeting

Howard Katz and Jorge Lopez swear in Robert Santillano (Voter Registration Director) and Joanne Lee, (Treasurer) at the DSRC General Membership meeting on April 3rd at Mama Rose’s Pizzeria in Murrieta.


Mark Wells is the newly elected 2nd DSRC Vice President

Hello.  My name is Mark Wells and I am the newly elected 2nd Vice President of the Democrats of Southwest Riverside County.  I am so grateful that so many interested and active Democrats have attended the previous two meetings we have had.

I am also the Membership Chair for the club and I have been working on finding ways to attract more Democrats to our club and other clubs that are more local to their own area.  All the clubs in the area have become dedicated to working together on large projects, events and activities while continuing to work with their own  members on each club’s sets of goals.

I want to be available to anyone and everyone who is a member or wishes to learn more about becoming a member of this club or another club that they feel more comfortable with. Southwest is the largest club in the area, at this time.  It has a long and noble history of serving Democrats and Democratic Party values and candidates for several decades and will become stronger, more vibrant and more active with every new member.

Please feel free to Email me at: or look for my Facebook Page which you might be able to find if you go to the Facebook Search area and type in: Markwells Backgroundactor.  Thank you.

Nick Shestople

It is with a very heavy heart that we must inform you that Nick Shestople, a long-standing Democratic community activist passed away on Tuesday, February 7, 2017.  Nick served on the Board of Directors for the Democrats of Southwest Riverside County (DSRC) for many years. He was the 1st Vice President and Membership Chair as well as chair of the Scholarship Committee. Nick was always ready to roll up his sleeves and help with any project that the Democratic Party was engaged in, including voter registration activities. In addition to his duties as member of the Democrats of Southwest Riverside County, Nick was also an elected member of the Riverside County Democratic Party for several terms. In 2014, Nick Shestople was the California State Assembly District 75 Candidate.  He also served as the president of the local National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association (NARFE) Chapter #478 for 7 years.  Nick Shestople made important contributions throughout the community and we will truly miss him. Announcements of a memorial service near the end of the month will be sent when details are confirmed.

Women’s March in Riverside

On Saturday, January 21st, in the radiance of winter sunshine, members and friends of the Riverside County Democratic Party joined with other individuals and organizations to march in solidarity with the Women’s March on

This (what became a planetary march) arose as resistance to President Trump’s words and choices over the past year, declarations that have been disrespectful towards women, immigrants, people of minority ethnicity, those with disabilities, and others.

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