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Wait, did we really say there's an election June 4 in L.A.?
Why, yes, and it's crucial that you vote. Read why here
NEW: 65+? You can be exempted from the parcel tax if it passes
But you have to fill out a form by July 1 to qualify
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
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!
Clean Money -- get big $$ out of politics!
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!
Letter Writing, Phone Banking & Texting
Sometimes Tues., sometimes Thurs., and ongoing
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!
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.CLICK FOR LIST OF RESOURCES
And kudos 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