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More energized than ever to do your part to flip the House?

... and help along a wave of voting around the country that could even take the Senate back?

... dramatically lessening the chances of a repeat performance of the shameful Republican-led Judiciary Committee's handling of the hearing with Dr. Blasey Ford and Judge Kavanaugh?

Look no further. A simple click will get you there:

www.westsidedemhq.org

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

https://medium.com/ndp-annotations/introducing-votewithme-1db7bb8f22

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.

 

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Extra, extra, read all about it!

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

 

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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

 

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

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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:

 

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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....
 

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

Here are more ways to take action:

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

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Sincerest thanks to everyone who attended or donated generously in honor of our 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

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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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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

 

 

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To explore pre-2018 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 310-230-2084 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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