Who We Are

The Wellstone Democratic Renewal Club is an activist Democratic Party club in the East Bay of the San Francisco Bay Area.  Come join us — and millions of grassroots Democrats nationwide —  in the project to support progressive social movements, elect Democrats to office and advance the causes of peace, freedom, and social justice.  Our club is a friendly and engaging community.  Activities range from educational forums, candidate endorsements, campaigns on issues, and precinct-walking to picnics and parties.  We advocate and mobilize for progressive change right here in our local communities, and we network with other Democratic clubs and activist organizations regionally, statewide, and nationwide to make a difference beyond the Bay Area.

General meetings are held on the fourth Thursday of the month — except for the months listed at the bottom of this page.  We invite you to attend.

Progressive Democrats are rebuilding the Democratic Party from the bottom up – in every Congressional District, every state government, and in the corridors of power in Washington. The Democratic Party can and should speak to the concerns of Americans in every walk of life, of every ethnicity, religion, and sex/gender orientation.

Our Democratic club is named after the late Senator Paul Wellstone and his wife Sheila Wellstone.  They were tireless and effective organizers for labor rights, the environment, universal health care, campaign finance reform, and peace.

Education and democracy have the same goal: the fullest possible development of human capabilities.

When too many Americans don’t vote or participate, some see apathy and despair. I see disappointment and even outrage. And I believe that out of this frustration can come hope and action.


We introduce the Club on the About page of this website.  You can join the club here: Join.  For more information about the Club’s vision and activities, see  as well the Blog Events, Committees, Elections 2020, and Documents/Videos pages.  We look forward to meeting you.