Join us Tuesday, March 26, 6 PM, concluding by 7:30 PM, for our next
Hot Topic Speaker Series event
Addicted: The Opioid Crisis in Our Backyard
at the Palisades Library, when we take 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.CLICK FOR MORE INFO
Sunday, April 28, 11 AM
at the Brentwood home of Tom Safran
PLEASE JOIN US FOR BRUNCH IN SUPPORT OF
Assemblymember Richard Bloom
(Candidate for Re-Election)
Celebrating 20 Years of Public Service
Thanks to all who braved the weather Feb. 9 for the Will Rogers Beach Cleanup!
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
Our 2019 membership drive is open!
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