Archive for April 27, 2013

American River Democrats Endorse Campaign to Control Insurance Rates

Club Votes to Endorse Rate Justification Initiative

At our April 17, 2013 meeting, the American River Democrats voted to endorse the proposed ballot initiative known as The Insurance Rate Public Justification and Accountability Act, as requested by California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones. This initiative would empower the state of California to require home, health and automobile insurers to disclose rates and justify proposed rate increases, while also prohibiting unfair pricing for health, auto and home insurance based on prior coverage and credit history. Learn more about the initiative, including full text, at the Consumer Watchdog Campaign website.

The American River Democrats is a chartered club of the Democratic Party of Sacramento County, representing communities through which the American River flows, including Folsom, Orangevale, Rancho Cordova, and Gold River. Learn more at our website:

The American River Democrats look forward to working with Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones to advance this ballot initiative.

April Meeting: “Motherhood By Choice, Not Chance”

Join Us April 17th!

The American River Democrats announce our April meeting, coming Wednesday, April 17, featuring guest speaker Paula Lee on “Motherhood By Choice, Not Chance.” We gather at Samurai Sushi, 12251 Folsom Blvd, Rancho Cordova at 6:30 pm for dining and socializing, with meeting beginning at 7 pm. Click here for the meeting agenda.

Lee will discuss reproductive rights and screen “Motherhood By Choice, Not Chance” a documentary that looks at the reproductive rights movement before Roe v. Wade and beyond.

Paula Lee has been an active member of the League of Women Voters for 17 years and served as President of the League in El Dorado County for many years.  She moved to Sacramento 3 years ago and is now serving on the Board of Directors for the Sacramento League and Californians for Electoral Reform.

Her League activities have been focused on

  • Reforming the election system to represent more voters and elect more women
  • Achieving the National Popular Vote for president
  • Reproductive Rights

Paula is also a member of California Women’s LEAD, committed to encouraging and training women to be leaders in their communities and run for elected office.

Our meetings are open to guests and the public, and we hope you’ll take the opportunity to join our club when you attend. Annual dues are $25 per person. Learn more about the American River Democrats at