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TONIGHT, tomorrow, and next weekend:
Stop the Tragedy on Our Borders


 This evening ... Fri., 6/22, 6 – 8 PM: pre-Saturday-rally poster-making session at the Westside Dem HQ, 1027 Westwood Blvd. RSVP HERE, or contact 424-402-8111 / westsidedemhq@gmail.com for more info.

Tomorrow ... Sat., 6/23, 10 AM – 12 PM: Rep. Ted Lieu, L.A. City Councilmember Mike Bonin, and other local electeds and activist groups are hosting a Keep Families Together Rally and Toy Drive.
Bring a new, unused toy and it will be delivered to a child being held in a US detention center. Accepting new toys, clothing and other necessities.
More information about the rally here.

Also Saturday, 1 PM:

Get on the bus -- CHILD DETENTION CENTER VISIT & VIGIL

A chartered bus will leave the Federal Building at 1 PM. Anticipate arrival at 5 PM, followed by a visit and candlelight vigil with local community groups. Bus returns to L.A. around 9 PM, arriving midnight. (All times approximate.)

The bus is free but you must REGISTER HERE to reserve your spot. 

VOLUNTEERS WANTED • DONATIONS NEEDED

Want to led a hand but don't know how? Sign up here and someone will be in touch! Want to donate? GoFundMe page here. $2000 is needed for buses, $1000 for Porta-Potties,etc. And if anyone has a pickup truck to transport donated sound equipment from Van Nuys to Westwood, please click here.


Can't make it this weekend? There's also next:
Sat., June 30, 11 AM - 2 PM
Los Angeles Says #FamiliesBelongTogether
Downtown L.A., exact location TBA
https://www.facebook.com/events/223447554929799/?ti=cl

 

Other rallies:

Friday, June 22, 6 PM
A Rally to Save the Children
Leimert Park, 4343 Crenshaw Blvd., Los Angeles
https://www.facebook.com/events/2114880441886120/

Saturday, June 30, 11 AM - 2 PM
Los Angeles Says #FamiliesBelongTogether
Downtown L.A., exact location TBA
https://www.facebook.com/events/223447554929799/?ti=cl

More links for taking action:

https://familiesbelong.org/

Search for local events: http://map.familiesbelong.org/search.php

stopseparation.org

 

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Oh Say Can You MARCH some more?
Come celebrate America's independence with the Pacific Palisades Democratic Club during the Palisades 4th of July Parade!

You're invited to march with fellow club and board members as we proudly display our democratic values. Act fast -- CLICK HERE. Only the first 15 qualified respondents to this email will get spots in the parade! All marchers will get a FREE PPDC T-SHIRT.

WHEN: Wednesday, July 4, 2 PM (but please check in at 1 PM)
WHERE: Meet on the corner of Depauw and Via de la Paz
WHAT: A 1-mile parade route celebrating July 4th!   

 

 

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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

    

  

Watch this space: Full story to come for those who missed it

Thanks too to the phenomenal, eloquent, inspirational panel. We'll tell you more about them soon...

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

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Save the date:

Sun., Aug. 26, 2018

PPDC Summer Garden Party!


2 – 4 PM in the Palisades

Rep. Ted Lieu, State Sen. Ben Allen, Assemblymember Richard Bloom, City Councilmember Mike Bonin confirmed so far

Others TBA

 

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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 your turn:

Check out westsidedemhq.org for the latest


Sign up here to volunteer

 

HQ is open at least 6 days/week

(closed Mondays for now, but this may change)

till after the critical November 6, 2018 general election


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Want to dive deeper into what's happening?

The image below is just a teaser --

Click here to read this month's full newsletter!

 


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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

Guests:

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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

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What a crowd at the rally to support a midterm elections Westside Democratic HQ, with special thanks to

Reps. Ted Lieu and Maxine Waters; Sup. Sheila Kuehl; State Sen. Ben Allen;

Assemblymembers Richard Bloom and Autumn Burke; Councilmember Mike Bonin;

Eric Bauman, Chair, CA Dem Party; Mark Gonzalez, Chair, L.A. County Dem Party

for motivational speeches that really got the crowd roaring!

** Don't forget, the HQ will be open from June 1 till November 7 **

 

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Learn more about the HQ here: westsidedemhq.org

or donate directly here:

https://secure.actblue.com/donate/westside-democratic-hq-1

Volunteer! Donate! Flip that House!!

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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!

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Special thanks to those who rode on our bus

and marched holding the PaliDems banner.  : )

 

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

 

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 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

 

 

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

 

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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

 

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Take Action Today!

EVENTS

4th of July Palisades Parade -- March with us!

Wednesday, July 04, 2018 at 01:00 PM
Pacific Palisades

Summer Garden Party '18

Sunday, August 26, 2018 at 02:00 PM
Private home in the Palisades TBA

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