Dear Democrats in Sun City Member,

The midterm elections turned out better than anyone expected. There was no red wave. In the end the midterms displayed something we hadn’t seen in American politics for far too long: normalcy, intelligence, and some level of dignity. There were many incredible Democratic wins and a few heartbreaks.

In our district we reelected Congressman Dr. Raul Ruiz to the House of Representatives. We live in a blue state and think we are protected from right wing candidates. The fact is Riverside County is still a red county. The proof is that none of our top State candidates won their elections in Riverside County. The most updated results report only 46% of registered voters in Riverside County voted. Only 11% of Latinos voted and only 5% of voters 18-34 years old returned their ballots. We have a tendency to concentrate on nationwide elections but we must focus on local elections and down ballot candidates.

Our meetings in 2022 were both insightful and educational. . We met at Donny Circle Lake for a candlelight vigil on January 6th.   We were introduced to the candidates running in the 2022 midterms, including judges. Our meeting featuring Congressman Ruiz was the high point of our year!  Manny Perez, our Riverside County Supervisor, spoke at our May Meeting.  We had BYOB (Bring Your Own Ballot) meetings to assist in completing ballots for the primary and the midterm. We had speakers talk on the ballot measures and the rise of fascism.  We also did our part to get out the vote by writing over 1700 postcards for both local races and races in the swing states and calling our neighbors here in Sun City to remind them to vote.

It is important that we stand strong as a Democratic community right here in Sun City. Now is the time to renew your membership with the Democrats in Sun City for 2023. We will work together to support local and national Democratic candidates, educate ourselves on the important topics that affect our lives and the lives of our children and grandchildren. Now is the time to get involved and take action by renewing your membership and doing your part.

Invite your friends and neighbors to join, as well.

We urge you to renew your membership in order to help us continue our efforts to support the Democratic Party. Membership dues are $20 per person, per year and an application is attached for your convenience. We look forward to seeing you soon. Stay safe and well.


The Board of the Democrats in Sun City