2016: Our Westside Democratic Headquarters on Montana Avenue in Santa Monica was a big success on several fronts.
The thousands of volunteers who pitched in made ours the #1 election HQ in California for calling and texting to Get Out the Vote for the Hillary campaign. 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 Assemblymember Richard Bloom ... putting Kamala Harris into Barbara Boxer's vacated US Senate seat ... winning a majority of the ballot measures we backed ... and securing supermajorities in the CA Legislature.
PPDC brought into the HQ the West L.A. Dem Club and the Santa Monica Dem Club to make it a true Westside coalition, and we’re most grateful for their support and the 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. And with the 2018 midterms and 2020 presidential race fast approaching, we need you to join or renew your membership today.
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 visited by Valerie Jarrett, senior advisor to President Obama. 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.
Perhaps the most influential and exciting job the PaliDems take on is the opening of a Westside Democratic Headquarters every Presidential election year. These HQs train and equip over 2000 volunteers to make calls and texts to Get Out the Vote in swing states for national races, and in California for local ones ... host candidates and ballot proposition forums ... feature debate-watch and other parties and events ... charter buses to Las Vegas for voter registration and canvassing ... and provide a gathering place for anyone who wants to make a difference and help Democrats win.
They also host our famed collections of election swag, featuring a bigger in-person selection of election merch than you're likely to find anywhere else in L.A.
If we get enough support, there's a chance we might be able to open a 2018 Midterms HQ this year, but that's a big reach.... Click here if you'd like to contribute to that effort (and/or support us generally).