Thomas Bilbo

published Sankofa Democratic Club of Solano County in Clubs 2022-01-16 16:21:00 -0800

published Save America's Democracy: A call to Action! in Press 2022-01-05 15:45:28 -0800

Save America's Democracy: Call to Action!

On January 6th, 2021, a seditious and violent mob of people stormed our US Capitol under the leadership of a President that didn't want to give up power putting our democracy at risk.  We cannot allow this to go without and remembrance.  The Solano County Democratic Central Committee asks you to make note of these events.


Attend a candlelight Vigil

Check Mobilize for nearby live events:  

5:00PM Napa, Veterans Memorial Park

5:15 Davis, Central Park

4:30 Sacramento, J Street and 16th Street

5:30 Walnut Creek, North Main Street & Mount Diablo Boulevard

6:00 Benicia, City Park


On Line

Reclaiming our Democracy with Congresswoman Barbara Lee

Representative Barbara Lee Town Hall , 9:00AM-6:00PM


Send a Message to your Representatives in Washington DC

Republican politicians have introduced over 400 restrictive voting bills this year.  The John Lewis Voting Rights Act provides the tools to address these discriminatory practices and seeks to protect all Americans' right to vote. Send a message of support to the Congressional Representatives and Senators who support this bill. Send a message of disapproval to those who do not.(Names and addresses to follow).



Use your right to Vote, update your voter registration if you have moved or made other changes in your voter status.

Be sure that everyone in your circle is registered to vote. Check with family members, friends and neighbors to be sure they are up to date on registration.

Solano County Democrats Come Out Against the Recall of Governor Newsom

Say NO to the


Who Is Behind the Recall?

A partisan, Republican coalition of national Republicans, anti-vaxxers, Q-Anon conspiracy theorists and anti-immigrant Trump supporters.

According to the Los Angeles Times, they include “peddlers of Q-Anon doomsday conspiracies; ‘patriots’ readying for battle and one organization allied with the far-right extremist group, the Proud Boys.”

Instead of helping fight the pandemic, these partisan forces are pulling a page from the Trump playbook and attacking Californians.  Click here to Learn More.

published Solano Democrats Recognize Juneteenth 2021 in Press 2021-06-30 17:29:04 -0700

Solano Democrats Recognize Juneteenth 2021

At the June 2021 monthly meeting of the Solano County Democratic Central Committee (SCDCC) recognized the historic nature and importance of the new Juneteenth national holiday.  The committee recognizes the importance of that historic event that happened in June of 1865 when the last people held in slavery were notified that they had been freed with the Emancipation Proclamation and passage of the 13th Amendment to the US Constitution.

The SCDCC wants all community members, especially our Democratic Party members to remember that we only thrive when we all enjoy equal representation under the law, and have equitable opportunities. 

Below is the proclamation.  

Solano Democrats Make Proclamation for Pride Month in June 2021

In our May 2021 Monthly meeting, the Solano County Democratic Central Committee members requested the Stonewall Democratic Club of Solano County to proclaim June 2021 as LGBTQ Pride Month for Solano County Democrats.  The vote was passed unanimously by the committee members present.

The proclamation is listed below for democrats and Solano County citizens to read.

Solano Democrats Call for Justice in Police Use of Force Incidents

--  For Immediate Release  --

Solano Democrats Call for Justice in Police Use of Force Incidents


Fairfield, CA – April 20, 2021 – Solano County Democrats along with Stonewall Democratic Club and Jewish Democratic Club of Solano County issued a resolution calling for Justice in Police Use of Force Incidents in Solano County.

Given the historic events of April 20 in the trial of Derek Chauvin for George Floyd’s death, we are calling on for the review of the Willie McCoy case and others in Solano County.  These cases show that there is a propensity for police use of force and lethal action in cases involving members of the African American community more than others.

The resolution calls on Solano County District Attorney Krishna Abrams to review these cases of police use of force and the outcome of the investigation of the case of Willie McCoy.  It is the belief of these organizations that the police (Vallejo Police Department) have used undue force in cases such as these.

The Resolution calls for Abrams to reexamine the cases her office has ruled as justified.  McCoy, 20 years old, had fallen asleep in his car at a Taco Bell when cops were called.  Body cam footage did not corroborate the claim by the Vallejo Police Department that the victim pointed a gun or threatened the officers in any way prior to their firing 55 bullets into his car within 3.5 seconds.

“Accountability cannot be overlooked no matter who perpetrates the crime,” said Margie Olson, Chair of the Solano Democratic Central Committee.

The resolution also calls into question several of the officers that were present for having previously caused the City of Vallejo to lose multiple civil cases for the same behavior. “America has a problem with systemic racism and a shoot-first mentality among the legions of cops,” said Thomas Bilbo, Chair of the Stonewall Democratic Club of Solano County.

We are asking that people in Solano County join us on Thursday, April 22 at 7 pm for a vigil remembering the people lost to Police Violence and Brutality at the County Event Center plaza.


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Press Contact
Thomas Bilbo
Information Resource Officer
p: 707-800-3609
[email protected]              

published Rally Up Fundraiser 2021-04-19 14:04:54 -0700

Rally Up Fundraiser

Rally Up: A Solano County Democratic Party Virtual Rally & Fundraiser

Please join us for our Rally Up Fundraising and Democratic Energizing event!
Saturday, April 24th at 4 pm via Zoom

We will have special guest speakers including CA Secretary of State Dr. Shirley Weber along with our own Congressman John Garamendi.

We'll also have state and local leaders, including former Vallejo Poet Laureate Dr. Genea Brice.

This event is to support the Solano County Democratic party. RSVP by ordering your tickets.

Get your tickets or become a sponsor:

Tickets & Sponsorships for
Solano Democrats Rally Up Fundraiser


Rally Up Auction BID NOW!!


Our auction is now ready for your bid on some of the fantastic items we're offering  Click the link below to see what we have and placed your bid today!

2021 Rally Up Auction



published Jewish Democratic Club of Solano County in Clubs 2020-12-09 20:32:43 -0800

SCDCC Secretary Honored by Congressman John Garamendi

From the Vacaville Reporter:

Five Vacaville women recognized by Rep. John Garamendi

PUBLISHED: October 22, 2020 at 6:35 p.m. | UPDATED: October 23, 2020 at 8:57 a.m.

Rep. John Garamendi, D-Solano, honored 37 women from throughout the 3rd Congressional District, including five women from Vacaville, in a virtual ceremony Wednesday.

The event, now in its seventh year, honors women in Garamendi’s district who are nominated by their peers and considered to be “leaders and visionaries in their communities” who have “made significant contributions to society through public service, business, education, and local advocacy,” according to a press statement.

Jeanette Wylie, a former Travis Unified School District teacher who taught there for 22 years and served as Travis Unified Teachers Association president for eight. She has also served as a delegate to the California Teachers’ Association’s State Council and currently serves as a secretary to the Solano County Democratic Central Committee and president of the Congregational Steering Team at Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church. Additionally, Wylie is a candidate for Vacaville City Council District 6.

Read the entire storying here:

Member, Vacaville City Council (District 6)
Jeanette Wylie



Solano Democrats Vote to Rescind Brown Endorsement

-- For Immediate Release --

Solano Democrats Vote to Rescind Brown Endorsement

Fairfield, CA – October 23, 2020 – The Solano County Democratic Central Committee voted to rescind the endorsement of Hakeem Brown for Mayor of Vallejo in the 2020 election following a Special Meeting on October 22. We thank all the members of the public for your input prior to the meeting.


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Press Contact
Thomas Bilbo
Information Resource Officer
p: 707-800-3609
e: [email protected]

published Solano Democratic Workers Alliance in Clubs 2020-10-15 15:41:46 -0700

In Response to a Recent Article About Hakeem Brown

-- For Immediate Release --

In Response to a Recent Article About Hakeem Brown

Fairfield, CA – October 14, 2020 – “The Solano County Democratic Central Committee (SCDCC) does not condone any form of violence or abuse being perpetrated on one person by another,” said Marjorie Olson, SCDCC Chair said in reference to the Open Vallejo story that broke overnight about Vallejo Mayoral Candidate, Hakeem Brown’s instances of violence towards women.  “The revelation of this has taken us all aback and we are now working with the state party on what the next steps might be.”

Domestic violence/abuse is a tragic reality that many people face in the home and in an intimate relationship that is supposed to be loving.  On average, more than 1 in 3 women and 1 in 4 men in the US will experience rape, physical violence, and/or stalking by an intimate partner. 

If you are suffering from any form of this, the SCDCC urges you to call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1.800.799.SAFE (7233).  You can also find confidential resources online at

SCDCC will be keeping the Vallejo and Solano County community informed.


Press Contact
Thomas Bilbo
Information Resource Officer
M: 415-786-8157
[email protected]                           

published Endorsements 2020-10-10 11:05:22 -0700

published State and Federal Endorsements in Endorsements 2020-10-10 11:03:04 -0700

published Solano County Endorsements in Endorsements 2020-10-10 11:00:40 -0700

published State and Federal Endorsements in Endorsements 2020-10-10 10:47:13 -0700

State and Federal Endorsements

2020 Federal and State Endorsements

Jo Biden

President of the United States
Joe Biden

Kamala Harris

Vice President of the United States
Kamala Harris

John Garamendi
Congress, 3rd District, California
John Garamendi

Mike Thompson
Congress, 5th District, California
Mike Thompson

Bill Dodd
California Senator, District 3
Bill Dodd

Cecilia Agular-Curry
Assembly Member, District 4
Cecilia Aguiar-Curry

Jim Frazier

Assembly Member, District 11
Jim Frazier


Assembly Member, District 14
Tim Grayson


published Solano Democrats Announce Endorsements in Press 2020-10-01 16:16:10 -0700

Solano Democrats Announce Endorsements

2020 General Election Endorsements Announced

--For Immediate Release--
September 3, 2020

The Solano County Democratic Central Committee (SCDCC) has formally endorsed candidates and ballot measures across the county in a wide range of races.

Over 40 candidates were invited to attend a Special Central Committee Endorsement meeting held on August 22, 2020, with 29 of the 35 committee members attending with the public watching via a livestream to the committee’s YouTube channel.  Endorsement of Ballot Measures were considered at the committee’s regular monthly meeting on August 26th.

“The 2020 Solano Democratic Endorsement Day was inspirational,” said Marjorie Olson, SCDCC Chair. “It was exhilarating to have so many qualified local Democrats step forward for elected office and come so that almost the entire committee could get to know them.”

At the Special Central Committee Meeting on August 22nd, candidates were asked questions about their responses to questionnaires and support for a number of topics and propositions and ballot measures coming before Solano County Voters.  The completed candidate questionnaires and video of the meeting are available for public viewing on the committee’s website at

Candidates that won endorsement by the Central Committee are as follows (More Info and Photos on our Endorsement Page)

An Open Letter to the Louis Michael Campaign Team

August 24, 2020

Dear Mr. Michael and Mr. Fernandes,

Thank you for reaching out to us. The Solano County Central Committee extends a sincere apology to you, and to your entire campaign team, family and supporters for the thoughtless comments made by a few of our members following the recent interview with the committee. These stray comments do not reflect the core values of the Democratic Party. The committee members are extremely embarrassed about this incident. We appreciate your participation in our interview and endorsement process.  Mr. Michael performed admirably throughout the interview.

The Solano County Democratic Central Committee commends Mr. Michael for stepping forward as a Democratic candidate for office during these turbulent times. Mr. Michael’s goal to reach out to all Vallejo residents, especially those who feel marginalized and excluded from the political process is exactly what is needed right now. The Solano Democratic party is striving to achieve the goals so wonderfully expressed by Mr. Michael. We want to encourage candidates with a heart for the community and who genuinely care about the future of our cities.

The California Democratic Party has standards for behavior and a commitment to providing a welcoming environment for all associated with the party. The behavior on Saturday runs counter to our standards. The Solano County Democratic Central Committee will be instituting actions to be sure an incident like this does not happen again.

We will be posting the apology publicly on our web page and social media. Please accept our apology for the misconduct of a few of our members during the interview process on Saturday.


Margie Olson
Chair, Solano County Democratic Central Committee

published Solano Democrats Hold Endorsement Meetings in Press 2020-08-21 14:23:32 -0700

Solano Democrats Hold Endorsement Meeting

The Solano Democratic Central Committee will be holding it's endorsement meeting Saturday, April 22nd from 9 am until 4:45 pm.  The public is invited to tune watch our live stream of the event and conversations with candidates from across Solano County.  

To view the event, users can click here:

For this event, we will not be taking questions or comments from the audience.


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