Debate Watch Gatherings!

Can you believe the 2020 race is ramping up in earnest? At last, hope for a brighter future!


The Santa Monica Dem Club and PPDC will be hosting the first debate-watch night of the (D) candidates

Wed., June 26 -- debate starts 6 PM, doors open 5:30 PM

No RSVP needed for this first night -- see below for 2nd night info

2460 Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica / (menu here)

ADA compliant, children welcome!

Parking is metered street parking or valet ($8), shared with the Wilshire Restaurant next door

For the Thu., 6/27 debate (also starts 6 PM, doors open 5:30 PM), the Santa Monica Dem Club and/or PPDC and/or the entire Westside Dem HQ coalition will co-host, gathering at

Earth Wind & Flour
2222 Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica / (menu here)

RSVP REQUESTED -- click here:

ADA compliant, children welcome!

At EW&F, guests must purchase $15 worth of food or beverage plus tax and tip, but valet parking is free




And SAVE THE DATE for these other exciting PaliDems activities, coming soon:


Thu., 7/4: March with us in the Palisades Fourth of July parade

*Limited to first 50 respondents*

CLICK HERE TO RSVP -- please carefully review the instructions!


Sun., 7/14: Laugh with us at Theatre Palisades -- improv comedy!

Click here for tickets (available soon)/more info



Sun., 9/8: Gather with us in the Riviera for the annual PPDC Garden Party --

mingle one-on-one with your elected officials

Click here for tickets (available soon)/more info



Sun., 11/3: Celebrate ROBERT REICH with us

as he receives PPDC's Political Courage Award at our most prestigious event!

Click here for tickets (when available)/more info




Packed house at second Meet the Candidate event for


Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), May 28, 2019, 1 PM

[NOT AN ENDORSEMENT -- the clubs are hosting a series of informational candidate events leading up to 2020]

Santa Monica Library, MLK Auditorium

This event was free and open to all!

Hosted by
The Santa Monica Democratic Club
The Malibu Democratic Club
The Pacific Palisades Democratic Club

Our Meet the Candidate series gives you the opportunity to get your own, first-hand impression of the 2020 Presidential candidates! This event will be held in the intimate setting of the Martin Luther King Auditorium at the Santa Monica Library.

Click for more info


Watch this space for news of the next Meet the Candidate appearance!



Huge crowds at the first Meet the Candidate series events with

Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI)

Two intimate events were hosted by
The Malibu, Santa Monica, and Palisades Democratic Clubs

[NOT AN ENDORSEMENT -- the clubs are hosting a series of informational candidate events leading up to 2020]

An Afternoon With Tulsi Gabbard
Sunday, May 12, 2019, 2 – 4 PM
Malibu Library
23519 W. Civic Center Way, Malibu, CA


An Evening with Tulsi Gabbard
Monday, May 13, 2019, 6 – 8:30 PM
Santa Monica Library, MLK Auditorium,
601 Santa Monica Blvd., Santa Monica

Meet the Candidate

 The Meet the Candidate series gives you the opportunity to hear from Presidential candidates in person, free!




PaliDems supports

Clean Money -- get big $$ out of politics!

Click image or here for more info from CA Clean Money, and to learn how you can help!




Full house for our STRAWS event (short film/panel/taco truck) -- maybe you were there? If so, thanks for coming!


If not, learn what you can do to fight plastic pollution

Step 1: No more plastic straws!

Click for more pics and resources




Letter Writing, Phone Banking & Texting
Sometimes Tues., sometimes Thurs., and ongoing

More info here




Friday, June 7, 2019 is National Gun Violence Awareness Day. And on June 7, we're all wearing orange.

In 2013, 15 year old Hadiya Pendleton was shot and killed in Chicago. After her death, her friends wore orange to raise awareness about gun violence in their community. Then, Hadiya's friends asked all of us to Wear Orange to honor Hadiya and the hundreds of Americans killed and injured by gun violence every day. They inspired Wear Orange, which now includes a broad coalition of nonprofits, cultural influencers, and elected officials working to reduce gun violence in America.

Orange has become the defining color of the gun violence prevention movement. So save the date and raise awareness for gun violence!

Learn more here



Thanks to all who attended our Hot Topic Speaker Series event

Addicted: The Opioid Crisis in Our Backyard

We took a close look at how the opioid epidemic is affecting our own city, including discussion of California’s Hub and Spoke Initiative. The Initiative is funded by the state to increase access and availability of medication-assisted treatment options throughout California.

(You can find the other livestream segments on our Facebook page)




And kudos to all who braved the weather Feb. 9 for the Will Rogers Beach Cleanup!

Regret missing it? Hang tight, we'll announce the next one soon.  : )



Did you make it to the meeting January 27?

If so, thanks so much for coming!

Of course we'll have many meetings in 2019 -- the PaliDems board of directors meets monthly, and we'll be announcing exciting public events throughout the year ...

but this was our official "Annual Meeting," with as many of your elected officials in attendance as we could gather. (Members in good standing also had the opportunity to ratify our board and officer slate)




A D E M S  --  Your vote counted, and not one but two PaliDem board members won:

Club President Erika Feresten and Westside Dem HQ co-manager Tamara Levenson!

But what are ADEMS?

ADEMS, or Assembly District Election Meetings, are held every two years to elect seven "self-identified female" and seven "other than self-identified female" to be Assembly District Delegates (ADDs) to represent the Assembly District they are registered as a Democrat in.

AD Delegates to the Democratic State Central Committee (DSCC) are responsible for planning and attending informational meetings throughout the region and working with other DSCC delegates throughout California to represent their community.

AD Delegates vote on behalf of the community they represent at CDP Regional Meetings, the California Democratic Party Convention, and those who are also elected to serve as an Executive Board member are responsible for voting and representing their community at the semi-annual E-Board meetings

Click here to read about the candidates who ran in AD 50




Our 2019 membership drive is open!

Click to join or re-up





Tuesday, November 6, 2018 RESULTS


State election results are here:

L.A. County results here:

Spoiler alert -- thanks to you and people like us across the country, Democrats did phenomenally well. Some pundits initially fretted that there wasn't a big Blue Wave, but there was.

From Salon (full article here):

The 2018 midterms were a blue wave — despite what Fox News hosts blared on Wednesday morning, mimicking the line White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders offered late on election day.[...]

The first affirmation of the wave was the volume of voters. As millions of votes are still being counted (in states like California), the votes cast so far total approximately 100 million, with experts estimating that figure will reach 111 million — a 47.3 percent national turnout. That is the first 100-million voter midterm, and the highest turnout since 1970, according to the University of Florida’s Michael McDonald.[...] As of Wednesday morning, the New York Times’ live (and therefore slowly updating) dashboard of results showed there were 4 million more votes for Democratic House candidates and 12.1 million more votes for Democratic Senate candidates.* That’s a blue wave by any fact-based measure.

-- Excerpted from Salon (full article here)

*11/13 update: tally now 5 million more votes for (D) House candidates, 14 million more for Senate

*January update: final tally 7.5 million more votes for (D) House candidates, 18 million more for Senate!




To explore pre-2019 past events, click here ...




Board meetings generally held the first Tuesday of every month,

7 – 9 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



Take Action Today!


Debate-watch nights

Wednesday, June 26, 2019 at 06:00 PM
Gramercy, Earth Wind & Flour

March in 4th of July parade

Thursday, July 04, 2019 at 12:00 PM
Palisades 4th of July Parade

Improv comedy to benefit PPDC

Sunday, July 14, 2019 at 03:00 PM
Theatre Palisades

2019 Summer Garden Party

Sunday, September 08, 2019 at 02:00 PM

Political Courage Awards: Robert Reich

Sunday, November 03, 2019 at 02:00 PM

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