Click above or here to RSVP




Fantastic new app called Vote with Me for getting your friends/contacts to vote:

Truly worth checking out! From their site:

We know, asking your friends to do things is awkward. That’s why it is so much more powerful than talking to strangers.

We’ve done the science and found that messages from friends are about twenty times more effective at encouraging voter turnout than other common methods.

You may have seen similar apps before, but you haven’t seen this one. We don’t force you to register with us or with any other group. We don’t put you on an email list, because we don’t have one. The app contains no ads, and we never ask you to donate money.



Extra, extra, read all about it!

Click here to read September's PPDC newsletter!
(or ones from previous months, if you missed them)










Wonderful to see so many people at our Sun., Aug. 26, 2018
 Summer Garden Party
With Rep. Ted Lieu, State Sen. Ben Allen, AM Richard Bloom, City CM Mike Bonin
We sold out and had close to 200 in attendance!
To those who missed this opportunity, don't worry -- we'll keep working to bring you more




We've got a new batch of endorsements for you ahead of November's elections, with more to come
Along with a list of the US Senate races PPDC is contributing to in September


Kudos to everyone who showed up at the PaliDems / Heal the Bay beach weekend cleanup and pitched in!


Here's just some of what you helped remove and catalog:




The fight is ON.


President Trump has nominated Judge Brett Kavanaugh to be the next Supreme Court Justice.

If you care about ...

... the principle that no one is above the law, and that a President under investigation should not get to select a Justice who will give him a free pass
... womens' rights and reproductive freedom    ... GLBTQ equality    ... families being torn apart on our borders
... clean, safe air and drinking water and saving a planet under extreme threat
... overturning Citizens United and getting money out of politics    ... voting rights and civil rights
... the fact that because of insane gerrymandering, when Democrats get more votes, Republicans can still win more seats in Congress
... workers' rights and protections, and unions' ability to compete with right-wing, big-money donors during elections on behalf of the people, not billionaires and corporations
... innumerable other progressive policies and goals over the next few >decades<, not just four years
... then you need to take action to keep Kavanaugh -- and any other conservative -- off the court.
Planned Parenthood is first out of the gate with this form (CLICK HERE)
for contacting your Senators.
Or call them: Feinstein 310-914-7300 / Harris 213-884-5000
Yes, our Senators oppose Kavanaugh,
but they need to hear from us that merely voting against him won't stop his being approved.
Democrats must delay a vote on any Trump pick until after the November election, just as Republicans denied a vote on President Obama's pick, Merrick Garland (a centrist with Republican support!)




PaliDems at Palisades 4th of July parade
Wow, what fun to be out in force reminding the community there's hope for a better way and a better world! Thanks to everyone who signed up to walk with us in the parade and got their free PPDC t-shirts....



Missed June's 55,000-strong rally downtown in support of Keeping Families Together?

Here are more ways to take action:
Search for local events:

Great seeing fellow PaliDems out marching with PPDC!

Friend-of-PPDC Robert Scheer of TruthDig was there -- were you?

Let us know if you have a story to tell.



Sincerest thanks to everyone who attended or donated generously in honor of our most recent event on June 16: reception/screening/discussion of documentary Newtown

With civil discussion about gun violence   #StandWithStudents



Read about the event here -- report by Zach Garai, PPDC's Pali High board rep

Thanks too to the phenomenal, eloquent, inspirational panel!

Action Items list handed out at the event -- live links, phone numbers to call, and resources to tap





With the wildly important 2018 midterms looming, we need to

Flip 8 of 14 California Congressional districts BLUE

Thanks to all who came June 5 at 8:30 PM for a grand opening celebration and to watch primary returns come in

with Mayor Eric Garcetti and other elected VIPs


Now it's time to get to work!




NEW as of June 27: Click here re PaliDems-sponsored WEDNESDAYS, 5:15 - 8:30 at the HQ in Westwood

(the HQ phone banks daily, but this one is specially organized by PPDC)

-- Click here re THURSDAYS, 6 - 8:30 PM in Santa Monica



Want to just drop in any afternoon or evening?

Westside Democratic HQ, 1027 Westwood Blvd., Westwood Village

Hours: Monday Closed
Tuesday to Thursday 1 - 9 PM
Friday to Sunday 12 - 8 PM

Phone: (424) 402-8111

Check out for the latest

Sign up here to volunteer




Full house at May's

Hot Topic Speaker Series event

Fake News and the Modern Consumer

PPDC brought in journalism professionals with local and global experience to talk about how to discern and treat fake news and identify spin on a Tuesday night, and you filled the room -- thanks for making time to come!


Above, at lectern: PaliDems President Erika Feresten



Terry McCarthy

President & CEO, Los Angeles World Affairs Council

Bill Bruns

Lifelong journalist & Editorial Adviser, Palisades News

John Harlow

Editor-in-Chief, Palisadian-Post and former Guardian reporter

Maryam Zar

Former foreign correspondent & moderator



Wow and WOW.

So many of you showed up for the March for Our Lives, both downtown and in Santa Monica.

The passion, the energy, the spicy signage, the orange, the solidarity ... all incredibly inspiring!





Special thanks to those who rode on our bus

and marched holding the PaliDems banner.  : )




2018 Membership Drive still open -- click to join or re-up






 Our January Annual Meeting (open to all!) with

State Sen. BEN ALLEN

Assemblymember RICHARD BLOOM

City Councilmember MIKE BONIN

County Supervisor SHEILA KUEHL

was a huge success, with over 200 in attendance to hear what's in store for 2018 

Read all about it here, and stay tuned for news of our next event









To explore some of our other past events, click here ...




Board meetings generally held the first Tuesday of every month,

6:45 - 8:45 PM, at locations TBA.

Call or email us if you're interested in attending!


The Pacific Palisades Democratic Club (aka PaliDems, or PPDC) is one of the largest, most active Democratic clubs in Southern California. Since our founding in the 1950s, we've been working to insure that the following Democratic values and goals stay or become fundamental American priorities:

Women’s access to abortion and contraception
Scientific research and development
Electing progressive Democrats to city, state, county, and federal offices
Environmental protection, addressing climate change
Improved and expanded Medicare-for-All, single-payer system

The list goes on -- click here to read more



Take Action Today!


Persistence Picnic

Saturday, September 22, 2018 at 11:00 AM
Veterans Memorial Park

Bulldozing Ballona

Saturday, September 29, 2018 at 06:00 PM
St. Bede's Church

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PPDC Platform

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PaliDems oppose AB 84, support AB 931

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A Living Wage Tied to Inflation

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Gun Control

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The gas tax was once a smart Republican idea. Now the GOP cynically uses it to bludgeon Democrats

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Response to Pali Post letter from a Republican deriding Dems

The following letter to the editor was printed in the Palisadian-Post on July 19, 2018....

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In memory of Murray Fromson

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