After a spectacular 2012 election year, we're moving forward in 2013.
NEXT PPDC EVENT -- Save the date!
G a r d e n P a r t y
with special guests TBA
Sunday, July 21 (details to come)
Click here for membership signup --
we need you onboard for 2013!
V o l u n t e e r S i g n -U p F o r m H e r e
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First event on the 2013 calendar was January 27th's L.A. Mayoral Candidates Forum. Here are the highlights:
300+ Standing-Room Crowd At Sunday's
Mayoral Candidates Forum and Annual Meeting
• PPDC members vote to approve 2013 board of directors
• Eric Garcetti, Wendy Greuel, Jan Perry, Emanuel Pleitez impress many with their candor, breadth of knowledge, and ideas for the city
• PPDC board votes on endorsing a mayoral candidate in the March 5 primary. Eric Garcetti reaches the 60% vote threshold and receives the club's endorsement.
(Full list of March 5 endorsements here.)
Watch this space for links to press articles covering the event. The L.A. Times is first out of the box with
their story. Palisadian-Post story here.
Thanks to all who attended, donated, joined, re-upped their membership
(click here if you haven't but would like to)
or volunteered, making our first event of the year a huge success.
Photo above: 2012 Waxman & props phone bank at our Third St. Promenade headquarters
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 2012
Senior Democratic Strategist Valerie B. Jarrett made an unpublicized visited to our Westside Democratic Headquarters on the Third St. Promenade Friday as the final stop of a three-campaign-office tour around Los Angeles.
Jarrett walked around the bustling room, Secret Service agents strategically in tow, shaking hands with almost everyone and engaging in individual conversations with campaign volunteers. CA State Senator Alex Padilla then joined her on a makeshift stage, as did Pacific Palisades Democratic Club (PPDC) President Melissa Grant and Amy Boyle, Deputy Regional Field Director and head of the OFA – CA team at the HQ.
All four gave speeches to fire up the crowd, with Padilla highlighting the importance of the Latino vote and telling the crowd about the excitement he'd seen from delegates at the Democratic Convention the week before. "I saw it in Charlotte; I've seen it here today."
Next, Jarrett told the crowd, "My purpose is simply to say thank you. We know that this campaign is going to turn on turnout, and that's going to happen because of the work that you are doing. We are never going to be able to raise the kind of money the other side is doing ... but if I had to bet on that versus you, I'd bet on you," reminding volunteers of their ability to make up for monetary disadvantages with hard work and enthusiasm.
After a brief Q&A with Jarrett finished up, Jarrett and Padilla shook more hands on their way out the door, and the newly energized volunteers returned to phoning battleground states on behalf of President Obama, as well as calling Californians to talk about the propositions endorsed or opposed by PPDC.
[PICTURED from left: Senior Democratic Strategist Valerie Jarrett, PPDC HQ Manager Gary M. Bettman, PPDC President Melissa Grant, HQ Co-Manager Janet Turner. Photo credit: HQ Co-Manager Adam Wolman]
- GRAND OPENING -
PPDC Pacific Palisades Democratic Club
Westside Democratic Headquarters
On Santa Monica’s Third St. Promenade
September 6, 2012
In Partnership with Organizing for America – CA
And the West L.A. Democratic Club
OFA open house 12–5pm
Ribbon cutting & speech-watching party 4:30–8pm
1408 Third Street Promenade (ocean side), 3rd Floor
Just south of Santa Monica Blvd. and the Anthropologie store
Admission free—metered parking on street or in local lots
Join us at our new campaign HQ for the live telecast of President Obama’s acceptance speech
at the Democratic Convention Food and good conversation will abound
Dignitaries scheduled to appear include
Rep. Henry Waxman,
SM Mayor Richard Bloom
L.A. City Councilmember Eric Garcetti, L.A. City Controller Wendy Greuel
FOR MORE INFO OR TO VOLUNTEER
http://www.facebook.com/PacPalDemocrats Twitter: @PacPalDemocrats
VOLUNTEER SIGN-UP LINK
PPDC HQ: email@example.com, 310-395-0155
OFA – CA Promenade field office: 310-395-0177
Thanks to all who came out for our
The Palisades for Obama Team, part of Organizing for America, the President’s reelection effort, is building a local grassroots movement. Phone banks are held weekly, initially to reach out to local supporters, and later to assist other local teams in battleground states.
Volunteers are needed. No experience is necessary; training is provided in minutes.
There are a variety of volunteer opportunities in addition to phoning.
Phone banks are held every Sunday from 3 to 6 in the meeting room at 15515 W. Sunset Boulevard, PP.
PPDC needs your help Sundays to table with us at the farmers' market on Swarthmore. It's easy and fun, but vitally important.
Click here for more info, and to volunteer!
FYI, as we head into the sure-to-be-intense 2012 Presidential election season
Info about Pres. Obama and the economy:
... the environment:
... health care:
Thank you to all who attended our sold-out screening of Brave New Films's fascinating new hour-long documentary exposé, Koch Brothers Exposed.
Producer and Brave New Films founder Robert Greenwald joined for a lively Q & A. The award-winning Greenwald is best known for his previous documentaries, including Rethink Afghanistan, Unprecedented, Uncovered, Outfoxed, and Iraq for Sale.
Tuesday, May 1, 6:30 - 8:30pm at the
Pierson Playhouse/Theatre Palisades,
Wine and cheese were served, and people were buzzing about signing up to volunteer in 2012. We need everyone we can get!
Thank you as well to the 110+ people who braved the pouring rain to come to our previous event:
California Insurance Commissioner DAVE JONES
Executive Director of California OneCare ANDREW McGUIRE
Washington DC Director for Consumer Watchdog CARMEN BALBER
It was a truly informative discussion on the Affordable Care Act of 2010, the Medicare for All movement, and on a critical ballot initiative on controlling health insurance rate increases.
You can read all about the event here.
And thank you to the 140+ people who attended or helped with our January 15, 2012
The event brought together the three Democratic primary candidates vying to represent the
Has President Obama Been Effective?
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