Democrats of the Desert ready to endorse in local, state, federal races

PALM SPRINGS — Democrats of the Desert, one of the Coachella Valley’s largest Democratic clubs, will hold its first in-person membership meeting since 2020 at 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24 at the Mizell Center.

Local and state Democratic candidates running for office in the November general election have been invited to talk about their campaigns. Club members also plan to vote on the candidates that members wish to endorse.

Candidates who have to date confirmed their attendance are:

  • Will Rollins, Congressional candidate in District 41
  • Christy Holstege, California Assembly candidate in District 47
  • Scott Nevins, District 1; Ron DeHarte, District 3; Grace Garner, District 1; Stephanie Renee Brown, District 2; and Jeffrey Bernstein, District 2; all candidates for Palm Springs City Council
  • Stephanie Virgen, Candidate for Coachella Valley Unified School District Trustee Area 1
  • Denise Delgado, Candidate for Coachella Mayor
  • Jonathan Becerra, Candidate for Indio City Council
  • Joel Kinnamon, Candidate for College of the Desert Trustee Area 4
  • Aurora Wilson, Candidate for College of the Desert Trustee Area 4
  • Yurema Arvizu, Candidate for Coachella City Council

As an official partner of National Voter Registration Day, which will take place on Tuesday, Sept. 20, Equality California will be joining forces with several groups, including Democrats of the Desert, across the desert to register new voters.

Democrats of the Desert is a community-based political organization, which studies local and national issues and makes recommendations to members and/or other individuals in the community.  On the basis of knowledge, verifiable information, and consensus, the Club seeks to influence decision-making and the electoral process by educating the electorate and supporting qualified Democrats who wish to run for office. DOD’s members reside in communities across the Coachella Valley.

For more information, contact Stephen Jaffe by email at or by calling (760) 668-0320.




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