We have a job to do.
Donald Trump's Electoral College victory was devastating to many of us, especially in the face of Hillary Rodham Clinton's having won almost three million more votes. Now we must
- Fight back against the Trump/Pence extremist agenda
- Elect progressive Democrats to local, state, and national offices throughout the country
- Make sure our values and priorities are represented at every level of government
We've come a long way since a group of politically active Palisadians incorporated a local Democratic club in the 1950s. We remain just as committed to meaningful change today -- in California, the nation and the world -- as we were on day one.
Historical highlights -- Presidential election HQs
2016: Our Westside Democratic Headquarters on Montana Ave. in Santa Monica was a great success.
So many people pitched in that we were the #1 election HQ for the Hillary campaign in California. We were instrumental in helping keep Nevada blue and putting Catherine Cortez Masto in Harry Reid's US Senate seat. We helped California get even bluer, reelecting Rep. Ted Lieu and Assembly member Richard Bloom ... putting Kamala Harris into Barbara Boxer's vacated U.S. Senate seat ... winning a majority of the ballot measures we backed ... and securing supermajorities in the CA Legislature.
PPDC partnered on the HQ with the West L.A. Dem Club and the Santa Monica Dem Club, and we’re most grateful for their generous support and the many hours they put in to mount events and make the place hum.
But your organization -- the Pacific Palisades Democratic Club -- led the charge: finding, setting up, staffing, organizing, and, perhaps hardest of all without your help, providing the vast majority of funding for the HQ space, supplies, and personnel. We couldn't have done it without our members and supporters.
2012: Thanks in no small part to our members and volunteers, 2012 was a tremendous year for California Democrats generally and for the Pacific Palisades Democratic Club in particular.
Barack Obama and Joe Biden were re-elected. Henry Waxman, Fran Pavley, and Julia Brownley were victorious. Proposition 30 was passed and Prop 32 defeated. And the results on seven other state ballot measures were in line with our endorsements.
Over a thousand volunteers came together at our Westside Democratic Headquarters on the Third St. Promenade to make it all happen. We registered more than 1200 new voters, made hundreds of thousands of calls, and organized swing-state trips.
The HQ was so successful that we were visited by Valerie Jarrett, President Obama senior advisor. Others from the national campaign followed, to observe and to thank us for our efforts. We also played host to inspirational speeches and appearances by too many elected officials and dignitaries to list -- Henry Waxman, Richard Bloom, Eric Garcetti, Wendy Greuel, and Eric Bauman among them.
2008: our election headquarters on Wilshire Blvd. in Santa Monica expanded to house the Obama campaign and become one the top-performing Obama/Biden headquarters in the country.