Advancing a Progressive Agenda

... to offer a better life to all Americans. And these days, to keep the Trump administration from doing the country harm.

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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With the wildly important 2018 midterms looming,

another primary focus this year is to

Flip 8 of 14 California Congressional districts BLUE

aided by the opening of a midterm elections campaign office,

the Westside Democratic HQ, on June 1!

 

 

And be informed:

Check out PPDC's L.A. primary election (6/5/18) endorsements HERE

Newly updated: now with recommendation for Judge, Superior Court Office No. 16


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Quick alert:

MoveOn.org is organizing rapid-response rallies in the event that Mueller, Rosenstein, or Sessions gets fired.

Find a local rally here and let the local organizer know you're interested, and they'll send details:

https://act.moveon.org/event/mueller-firing-rapid-response/?akid=&zip=

The one closest to the Palisades and Santa Monica won't let more people sign up -- RSVPs must have come fast and furious -- but we happen to know it would take place at the top of the California Incline (Ocean Ave & California).

If the firing(s) were to take place before 2 PM our time, the rally would start at 5 PM that day.

If after 2 PM, the rally would start the next day at noon.

 

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Full house at our most recent

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 (May 8), and you filled the room -- thanks for making time to come!

 

Above, at lectern: PaliDems President Erika Feresten

Guests:

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 opens June 1 **

 

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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!! Opening June 1, 2018

 

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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!

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ISSUES/PLATFORM

PPDC Platform

  Environmental Protections and Climate Change Solutions Scientific Research and Development A Single-Payer, Improved Medicare-for-All Health Care Program Women’s Access to Abortion and Contraception Restore...

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Restore the Middle Class and Reduce Wealth Disparity

  America now has more wealth and income inequality than any other major developed country on earth, with the gap between the richest and poorest...

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Environmental Protections and Climate Change Solutions

  We must diligently protect our environment and aggressively fight climate change. We need to set and meet more ambitious, urgent targets including 100% renewable...

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Voting Rights

  2018 Pacific Palisades Democratic Club (PPDC) Voting Rights Platform The history of our republic is a never-ending march towards universal suffrage. As Democrats, PPDC...

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Single Payer

A Single-Payer, Improved Medicare-For-All Healthcare Program "California Democrats believe healthcare is a human right, not a privilege. The California Democratic Party recognizes that the health...

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News/blog

It’s Not Mueller Time, It’s Berman Time

FBI agents and attorneys looking over the documents collected as a result of the search...

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Can Our Democracy Be Saved?

By Ted Vaill March 17, 2018 Trump FiredFor the first time in my seven decades...

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Random Thoughts About Trumputin and American Democracy

My ancestors have been in this country for ten generations, since 1620, and every day...

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It IS Mueller Time!

So Special Counsel Robert Mueller has finally obtained some more grand jury indictments. A week...

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Name Them and Shame Them

America is a country that responds immediately to crisis: We bring flowers and teddy bears...

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