Nov 27

Holiday Luncheon December 4th with California Democratic Party Vice Chair Eric Bauman

RSVP by Friday November 27th to attend this Holiday event with Eric Bauman, Vice Chair of the California Democratic Party as speaker, on Friday December 4th, 11:30 to 2 pm Timbers at the Lodge.  Click on the Soiree 2015 Timbers link below to get the form to choose your entree and sign up with Audrey.  $25 includes entree, coffee or iced tea, dessert, tax and gratuity.  RSVP to Audrey at (916) 740-2610 ASAP to reserve your space.  Sponsored by Democrats at West Park (Roseville).


Nov 03

Honor Veterans with a Wreath

On December 12th Veterans will be honored at the Auburn Cemetery with a laying of wreaths on veteran graves.  If you want to contribute a wreath to this event, click on this link and donate $15.

Wreaths Across America

For more information about this event, contact Paula at 885-1428.

Oct 29

Oil Trains rolling through Auburn – at what risk?

Did you know that oil trains traverse our little town of Auburn?  Did you know that these trains pose a danger to our families and our property?

If you want to know if your home is in an “Oil Train Blast Zone”, click on this link and type in your address: Oil Train Blast Zones

Click here to read a recent article about Valero’s proposal to increase oil trains to its Benecia refinery.

“Wide gauge” is the single largest cause of accidents involving track defects. In the case of the Pennsylvania derailment, it was broken spikes that caused the rail to widen, even though the track had been replaced in 2012, according to Federal Railroad Administration officials. – Los Angeles Times, October 7, 2015 by Ralph Vartbedian

Did you know that the rails running through our community are insufficient to handle this type of load and therefore increase the danger of a derailment?  According to some sources only 3.5% of the Union Pacific line through Donner Pass to Sacramento has the Class 4 or 5 rail necessary to safely transport numerous oil trains.


Sarah Feinberg, chief of the Federal Railroad Administration, said “We have been incredibly lucky that the accidents have happened mostly in rural areas. Some of them have been very close calls.”

Is that comforting to you?? – since Auburn is a rural area, ask yourself – are we the next “close call”???

Click here for AADC member Rosie Wohlfromm’s editorial against Oil Trains.

la-na-oil-train-explosions-20150313Come to AADC’s February 4th Meeting to hear more about this local issue.  Ethan Buckner of will lead a panel discussion on the topic. We meet at 7 pm in the Placer County Library, 350 Nevada Street, Auburn.  Our speaker series is free and open to the public.




Oct 29

Keep it California! Don’t split the state…

As a counter to the State of Jefferson movement which seeks to split California into two or more states, a political action committee (PAC) has been set up to keep California ONE state.
For more information why the State of Jefferson is a BAD idea, go to the Keep it California PAC’s website

Keep it California!


Oct 21

“Women, Politics & Power” Fundraiser

NEW!  A DVD of AADC’s Annual Fundraiser, “Women, Politics & Power” on September 13th is now available for only $5, including shipping & handling!  CLICK HERE TO ORDER.  The event was hugely successful, with standing-room-only attendance and terrific speakers, musicians, Silent Auction items and great food and wine!  The message of all of our speakers – women are under-represented at all levels of our government and we need women of all ages to step up and run for office from our school boards to the Presidency.  Toni Atkins, Speaker of the California Assembly, Betty Yee, California State Controller, Placer County Supervisor Jennifer Montgomery and 2016 candidate for Nevada County Supervisor Heidi Hall, offered advise to women who might seek office as to how to get elected and yield your power once in office.




Oct 21

Brady Campaign (Nevada/Placer Chapter) – Update

1. Nevada-Placer Brady Chapter Meeting. Mark your calendar for our next chapter meeting!
What: Nevada-Placer Brady Chapter Meeting
Date: December 9th (Wed.)
Time: 7:00 – 8:30 PM
Place: Nevada County Superintendent of Schools Office (112 Nevada City Hwy, Nevada City)

2. “Bad Apple” Gun Dealers: The Congressional Black and Hispanic Caucuses convened a panel on stopping “bad apple” gun dealers earlier this week on Capitol Hill. The Brady Campaign and others spoke about the devastating impact a few “bad apple” gun dealers have on this country — the 5 percent of gun dealers who supply 90 percent of the guns recovered in crimes across the country. The problems, possible solutions, and names of some of the worst “bad apples” are laid out in Brady’s latest report, “The Truth About Gun Dealers in America.”

3. Newsworthy
New Poll Details the Divisions Between the NRA and Gun Owners at Large
How Gun Traffickers Get Around State Gun Laws (includes excellent graphics/maps)
With gun violence, fact is no match for fear

Amanda Wilcox
Nevada-Placer Chapter
Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence
States with strong gun laws have lower rates of gun deaths.



Oct 21

December 3rd – AADC’s HOLIDAY POT LUCK – Join us!

Our next meeting is Thursday, December 3rd at 7pm, Placer County Library  (Beecher Room), 350 Nevada Street, Auburn.  HOLIDAY POT LUCK.  Please bring a dish to share.  Doors open at 6:45 pm and dinner will begin around 7 pm.

To add to the festivities, Auburn’s Hip Hop Congress will perform for us and the Puente/Placer Latino Youth Leadership Council will be our guests.