2013 Red 2 Blue Dinner


Join us for the 2013 Red to Blue Grassroots Dinner, honoring the fantastic volunteers, candidates and elected officials that are helping to turn California’s rural counties from red to blue. We will celebrate big wins, like sending Ami Bera to Congress and the progress that hard working Democrats are making to lay the foundation for future wins.

Our Keynote Speaker Will Be:

Hilda Solis, former Labor Secretary


As always, we will have a night jam-packed with inspiration for continuing to change the hearts and minds of voters in the red, rural areas of California! This dinner is likely to sell out and you do not want to miss it. So it is time to purchase your tickets now before the price increases on March16!!  UPDATE: Early Bird pricing of $58 per ticket will continue until Friday, March 22!

Download our flier for information on sponsorship opportunities or visit ActBlue to Purchase tickets and sponsorships today.

Posted on February 28, 2013 by devin under Dinner, Events
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Congratulations Ami Bera!

This is the moment when we get to sit back, look at numbers, and congratulate ourselves for making a difference.

We are sending Ami Bera to Congress!  (The AP just called the race.)

Thank you for all the incredible work you did make this happen.  We all know it takes at least a couple of election cycles to move a seat and we are doing it.  You should all feel good about this election. And plan a trip to DC to visit our new Congressman!

We will do an election wrap-up at our January 19 meeting, here in Sacramento.  This meeting will be a workshop so please plan to attend in person.

Thank you all and have a wonderful Thanksgiving. We have so much to be thankful for this year, including the victories we have won and the fantastic volunteers and sponsors that drive this organization!

Posted on November 16, 2012 by devin under Endorsements
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Fall 2012 Endorsements

Congressional Candidates

CD1 — Jim Reed (safe GOP)

CD3 — John Garamendi (lean Dem)

CD4 — Jack Uppal (safe GOP)

CD7 — Ami Bera (lean GOP)

CD9 — Jerry McNerney (lean Dem)

CD10 — Jose Hernandez (likely GOP)

CD21 – John Hernandez (likely GOP)

CD22 – Otto Lee (safe GOP)

California State Senate Candidates

SD1 — Julie Griffith-Flatter (safe GOP)

SD5 — Cathleen Galgiani (toss up)

California State Assembly Candidates

AD3 — Charles Rouse (safe GOP)

AD8 — Ken Cooley (toss up)

Local Candidates

Virginia Madueno, Mayor, City of Riverbank

Sheree Lustgarten, Patterson City Council

Jeanine Tucker, Riverbank City Council

Posted on October 1, 2012 by devin under Endorsements
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House Party to Celebrate Jose Hernandez, Jim Reed and Jack Uppal

Take Back Red California, DFA-Marin, Christine Pelosi, and Jay and Mayme Hubert

Invite You to a Party

Sunday, October 7, 2012
5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

At the Hubert’s house
San Rafael 94901
(Please RSVP for address)

With Special Guests

Congressional candidates Jose Hernandez, a Dean Dozen Candidate,

Jim Reed running in Wally Herger’s district, and 

Jack Uppal vs. Tom McClintock, Charlie Brown’s nemesis

 Come and support courageous and strong Democratic candidates running in red districts from ruby red to pale rose.

Please RSVP no later than October 5 by purchasing your $25 ticket at ActBlue at
Or send a check payable to: Take Back Red California
To: TBRC Treasurer, Greg Sanborn, 702 Windmill Court, Concord CA 94518

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2012 Red2Blue Candidate Showcase

Saturday Night Hospitality Suite

2012 California Democratic Party Convention • San Diego

co-hosted by
Dr. Ami Bera & Take Back Red California (TBRC)

Saturday, February 11, 2012

San Diego Convention Center
(During the California Democratic Party State Convention)

Join us to meet the Candidate Class of 2012 — those hearty souls who are working to bring Democratic values to the “red” regions in California. Engage with candidates and campaigns from around the state — from local office up to Congressional bids. Give input on what most matters to you, sign up to work for a campaign or just become acquainted with the candidates. Stop by and mingle. This is a great launchpad for a jam-packed election cycle!

If you are a candidate that would like to be included, please contact us.

Posted on January 30, 2012 by devin under Events
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Take Back Modesto: Elect Garrad Marsh

Garrad Marsh has been there for Modesto. As city councilman, he built a reputation for integrity and fiscal responsibility while working to bring people together. In the community, Garrad and his wife Dallas have been at the forefront of helping to make our city stronger through their support and work on behalf of dozens of charities and community organizations.


Take Back Red California will be hosting volunteer days for Garrad Marsh.

We need your help to make Stanislaus County a little bluer!

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Contribute to Garrad’s Campaign | Visit Garrad’s Website | Like Garrad on Facebook

Posted on October 7, 2011 by devin under Endorsements
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Rural Action Democrats

Despite the clear need, there are virtually no California Young Democrat (CYD) chapters north of Sacramento. As a result, the Democratic activists in Northern California — especially in rural conservative counties — lack an up-and coming Democratic “bench,” and have found difficulty engaging young voters. The RAD Project addresses these challenges by partnering the CYD and local county organizers in order to spread California Young Democrat (CYD) chapters throughout Northern California and increase the number of young Democratic voters. The project combines the successful peer-to-peer approach with the resources of local activists and Democratic Central Committees. This allows each partner to focus on doing what they do most effectively, and will result in increased voter turnout and a more engaged base of young Democrats.

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Posted on October 1, 2011 by devin under Programs, RAD
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A Fabulous Success!

Thank you for making the Red to Blue Grassroots Dinner fabulously fun and a tremendous success!

Thank you so much to everyone who came.

If you were unable to make it, please consider making a donation to support our work.

Posted on May 9, 2011 by devin under Events
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Ron Platt Courage Award Winners

This year TBRC is pleased to present the Ron Platt Courage Award to six outstanding individuals:


Dr. Ami Bera was the Democratic candidate for Congress from the 3rd District.  During his campaign his integrity, spirit, thoughtfulness, and heart exemplified Democratic values.  He engaged with voters from all walks of life and all political persuasions to show them what a Congressmember who listens to them can do to improve lives on Main Street.

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Posted on April 24, 2011 by devin under Dinner, Events
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