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Some PPDC-sponsored, others co-sponsored,
and some not affiliated with PPDC
but listed FYI

Next PPDC board meeting Tuesday, August 1
(meetings usually first Tuesday of the month)

email us at for more info

Meanwhile, come see us at the Palisades Farmers' Market
or volunteer to sit at the table with us....

Save the date:

PPDC Annual End-of-Summer Garden Party

Your chance to meet and mingle one-on-one with your local,
state and federal politicians

Tentatively scheduled for
Sunday, September 17
2 to 4 PM

Watch this space, follow us on Facebook,
or sign up with us
for more info!

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Click here to RSVP, and donate at the door


(Address provided with RSVP) 

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Thanks, everyone, for volunteering and attending some of our most recent events, including

Sunday, June 25
A Call To Action: Part II
A Call to Healthcare
and Environmental Activism in California

An overflow crowd of almost 300 came to our first Call To Action in March to fight the Trump/Republican agenda and take back Congress, the Senate, state legislatures and governorships, and the Presidency. Our second featured

State Sen. Ben Allen
And a distinguished panel of experts:

• Dr. Paul Song, Co-Chair, Campaign for a Healthy California; Board Member,
Physicians for a National Health Program

• Mari Lopez, CA Nurses Association, Senate Bill 562 for a State Single Payer System

• David Pettit, Senior Attorney, Natural Resources Defense Counsel

• RL Miller, Chair, CA Dem Party Environmental Caucus; Founder, Climate Hawks Vote

If you didn't see the Pali Post write-up,
click here for a report on the event,
along with action instructions. Make a difference!

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Some PPDC-sponsored, others co-sponsored,

and some not affiliated with PPDC

but listed FYI

Thank you to all who attended

What to Do Now: How We Can Win with the Right Message

Prof. George Lakoff is a linguistics expert who has advised politicians and leaders around the world.

He urges progressives to go beyond laundry lists of facts/policies/programs,
helping present a clear moral vision. Join us for an illuminating evening!

George Lakoff is the author of "The ALL NEW Don't Think of an Elephant!
Know Your Values and Frame the Debate"
and a Professor Emeritus of Linguistics at U.C. Berkeley.

Tickets $20.00 - Get tickets here now -- it'll probably be SRO

Sponsored by
-Progressive Democrats of the Santa Monica Mountains
-West L.A. Democratic Club
-Our Revolution Progressive Los Angeles
-Pacific Palisades Democratic Club

Proceeds benefit Poverty Matters

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Sunday, March 26, 1:30 - 4:30 PM
Palisades Woman’s Club, 901 Haverford Ave., PP


Almost 300 people showed up to learn how
to fight the Trump/Republican agenda
and take back Congress, the Senate,
state legislatures and governorships,
and the Presidency

Rep. Ted Lieu provided this resistance guide --
Click here to download
and share with friends!

Click here for Rep. Lieu's PowerPoint presentation
(PDF format)

The event featured presentations from high-profile groups organizing against efforts
to dismantle Obama’s legacy and gut decades of progressive advances

Code Blue•Courage Campaign•The Democratic Party
Flippable•Indivisible•Sister District•Swing Left

 With opening remarks by Rep. Ted Lieu

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Swing SoCal Left

Republicans control all three branches of the U.S. government.
Gain twenty-three House seats in 2018 and that ends.
Five of the most flippable seats are in SoCal!
The mission is clear. Come help.

Learn How to Register Voters
Wednesday, May 10 near UCLA

St. Alban's Episcopal Church
580 Hilgard Ave., L.A.

Meet like-minded progressives who want to join forces
and take back Congress in 2018!

Limited neighborhood parking, but you can park across the street in the structure beside UCLA's Westholme Avenue entrance for a small fee....

More About Register Blue at:

Or can you travel to Laguna to help flip CA 48?
(Bonus: It's beautiful there....)

Saturday, May 6
10 AM - 1 PM

The Laguna Beach Democratic Club will be hosting voter registration training covering "hot spot" registration and door-to-door canvassing.
Other volunteer ops here:

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Pacific Palisades Phone Banks and Canvassing
for Nick Melvoin

Phone Banks
Last one: May 9
5 to 8 PM

Teles Real Estate 15515 Sunset Blvd (next to Ritrovo)

Ivy Greene, Palisadian who owned the children's clothing store on Swarthmore
Ivy's phone: 213-334-0208
(please call Ivy to confirm, prior to arriving)

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Pacific Palisades Canvassing for Nick Melvoin
Every Saturday from 10 AM to 1 PM

14839 Sunset Blvd., just east of Drummond
Host: Ivy Greene, 213-334-0208 (please call Ivy to confirm, prior to arriving)

Interested in phoning from home or work (we won't tell your boss!)? Please reach out to Ivy. Even if it's a group of 2 or 3 she will train you to use the phone bank system. If you have an hour, 30 or even 15 minutes you can make a few calls.

There is also Voter Circle -- super easy email generator to send emails to your district friends!

Go to
Click on Voter Circle
Follow the instructions.

Voter Circle will generate a list of your friends and their emails from your contacts who reside in the voting district.  You can use the Voter Circle template or write your own email.  You then send out the email to all your friends at once or you may prefer to type in each of yours friends' names in and send individually. You can unselect any names you don't want to send the email to.  

This is an easy tool to send an email out this month, next month and then the morning of the election with a short "Good morning, it's Election Day!
Remember to go to your polling station and PickNick!"
Voter Outreach Trip to the Antelope Valley
Saturday, May 13, 2017 | 7:30am - 3pm


Sea Change is making our third trip to the 25th Congressional District to knock on doors, engage Democrats, and educate and register voters. Will you join us?

Bus will leave from Los Angeles.
Space on the bus is limited --
separate RSVP (click here) required for each attendee.

We'll take a bus from Los Angeles to the Antelope Valley and work with the Democratic Club of the High Desert to strategically connect with the voters they need to reach. Training, materials, breakfast, lunch, water, and parking will be provided.

Help us reach more voters and move a step closer to taking back the House of Representatives and standing up to the Trump administration. Sign up to join us today!

Resist. Insist. Persist.

PS If you can't join us on May 13th but would still like to contribute toward the trip, please click here to make a gift and support the volunteers who will be knocking on doors.


More ways to help take back the House

1) Phone Bank on behalf of Rob Quist for Congress

Voters in Montana and across the country are fired up for the upcoming special election on May 25.

Republicans are EXTREMELY nervous about this race. Late last week, the Congressional Leadership Fund -- a super PAC aligned with House Speaker Paul Ryan -- announced a massive $800,000 ad buy to defeat Quist. And that's on top of the $1.2 million the National Republican Congressional Committee plans to spend in MT between now and Election Day.

We can make a difference and help flip this congressional seat!

RSVP here to phone bank
Thursday, May 4th
5 - 8 PM
Brentwood/WLA location
We will send you the address and directions.
Bring a phone AND computer or tablet.

If you can't attend on Thursday and want to phone from home contact for further instructions.

More information on the campaign: Rob Quist for Montana Information and Action Items

Grassroots Fundraising for Rob Quist for Montana

The Quist campaign is powered by the regular people of Montana who want to have a leader in Congress who will stand up for Montana values. We can support this effort by donating ourselves and creating local fundraisers in our communities.

THINK CREATIVELY – host a wine and cheese event in your home and ask everyone to donate an amount of their choosing ... ask a group of friends to go out for drinks and donate the equivalent of a collective round of drinks to the campaign ... have a BBQ and ask everyone to donate.  (With enough notice we can also help you to get campaign posters, stickers or other material to share at your event.)
Here is the link you can share to collect donation:
Action Together Network: Support Rob Quist for Montana!

 Let's show the people of Montana that we support their desire to have a quality candidate represent their needs in Washington!

2) What's next in the Jon Ossoff for Congress Campaign

Help Recruit Volunteers to Canvass in State

The campaign is looking for volunteers who want to travel to Georgia to put boots on the ground and knock on doors: Face-to-face canvassing is the best way to convince voters to Get Out And Vote for an election! Make it a road trip and carpool with a group of friends....

Complete this form to volunteer. The campaign will contact you with details of where to go and training will be provided to you on site in Georgia (along with lodging) -- no experience needed.
Be part of this historic campaign and true grassroots movement.

For those who need to stay home, phone banking will continue in mid-May.

For more information on the campaign, check out ATN's
Jon Ossoff for Congress Information and Action Items

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From our friends at the Santa Monica Dem Club

Wednesday, March 29, 6:30 - 9 PM:
The Future of Healthcare

Santa Monica Public Library, MLK Auditorium
601 Santa Monica Blvd., Santa Monica

The next official meeting of the Santa Monica Democratic Club will be Wednesday evening, March 29.

With the Affordable Care Act in danger of being repealed by Republicans,
the Santa Monica Democratic Club is proud to host a panel of healthcare policy experts
who will discuss the progressive way forward in healthcare reform
both at the state and national level

The panel will be moderated by club co-President Dr. Sion Roy and will feature

- Dr. Paul Song, Radiation Oncologist and co-chair, Campaign for a Healthy California

- Professor Gerald Kominski, Director of UCLA Center for Health Policy Research

- Gustavo Friederichsen, CEO of L.A. County Medical Association

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Please visit for action items updated daily!

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Meet a DNC rep Friday, 3/24, 7 - 9 PM
At The Wellesbourne, 10929 W Pico Blvd.

Two weeks ago in Atlanta, the Democratic National Committee elected new officers. One of the new officers, the new DNC Secretary, is Jason Rae from Wisconsin.

Jason, former Secretary of the Democratic National Committee LGBT Caucus
and a Young Democrat (the only DNC officer who is), is the youngest person ever elected to the DNC. He'll be in Los Angeles on Friday, March 24 and will participate in an informal meet-and-greet for Democratic activists that evening at a public event.

Don't miss this rare opportunity to meet an officer of the DNC!


This event is co-hosted by the Santa Monica Democratic Club along with Miracle Mile Democratic Club, Pacific Palisades Democratic Club, Stonewall Democratic Club, and West L.A. Democratic Club

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Want to door-knock with Garcetti and Bonin this weekend? Both will be on the Westside Saturday, 2/18!

- Help keep these progressive leaders in office -

From the mayor:

"I’ll be joining Councilmember Mike Bonin and volunteers from both of our campaigns to walk Westside neighborhoods and knock on doors to remind Angelenos about the the important choices in the March 7 election.

We're calling on #TeamGarcetti to come out in full force to join us.
Will you walk with us? Let's make some calls.

We’ll gather in Del Rey this Saturday, February 18, at 9 a.m.

We’ll have coffee and snacks, walk sheets and good company. Just bring your walking shoes and a smile!"

Saturday 9 or 10 AM - 3 PM, Del Rey Square
11976 Culver Blvd, L.A.

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Call in Monday, Feb. 6 and hear what front-line progressive warrior Rep. Ted Lieu has to say about what's going on in Washington...

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Code Blue Nation Supports Laurie Warner's Special Election

On February 14 there will be a special election in
Minnesota House District 32b.
Laurie Warner is a progressive, labor-endorsed Democrat
trying to win this rural district in Chisago County.

This seat opened because former State Rep. Bob Barrett was found to live outside of the district he represented. The Minnesota Supreme Court ruled that a special election would be needed to fill the seat.

Warner is now running against hardline conservative Anne Neu, former chairwoman of the House Republican Campaign Committee.

THIS ELECTION IS WINNABLE. The district was represented by a Democrat just 8 years ago and this special election is an excellent opportunity to
flip it back to BLUE. There are 76 Republicans and 57 Democrats in the state house with 1 seat unassigned.
This is the seat we are going to win with your help.

Our Code Blue liaison to the campaign is Tamara Levenson who can be reached at

Laurie Warner's Campaign:

Meet Laurie Warner:

Information on Minnesota's February 14th Special Election:

Laurie Warner's Virtual Phone Bank Script and VPB Link:

Code Blue Nation Members who have any questions can contact Tamara Levenson at

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No RSVP needed

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PPDC Annual Meeting 2017

Start 2017 hearing from local political VIPs: State Sen. Ben Allen, Assemblymember Richard Bloom, Councilmember Mike Bonin, Mayor Eric Garcetti*, and Rep. Ted Lieu** will speak about the year to come at the
Pali Dem Club's Annual Meeting.


*pending confirmation   **listed alphabetically

Sunday, Jan. 22, 2 (sharp) - 4:30 pm
Pacific Palisades Woman's Club
901 Haverford Ave., Pacific Palisades

This event serves as the club's official “Annual Meeting”
(though we hold many events throughout the year and our board meets monthly) at which the 2017 Executive Board Candidate Slate
and any bylaw modifications will be up for ratification by all club members in good standing who are present.

Admission free (suggested donation $20 to defray costs)
Light refreshments • free parking on-street and on-site

No RSVP needed, just come on down!

Also find us at • Twitter: @palidems

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Victory  Starts  Today !!
A Call to Action! : OUR answer to the new president!

Moderated by
Congressman Ted Lieu

Saturday, January 14, 2017

10:00am-10:50am Light Breakfast
11:00am-1:00pm Program

St. Bede's Episcopal Church
 3590 Grand View Blvd., Los Angeles

Suggested Donation: $5 (No one turned away)

Join Ted Lieu and the West LA Democratic Club as we
kick-start the path to Victory in 2018 -
a Victory that Starts Today!



Questions? Contact Marc Saltzberg at

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Potluck Thank-You Party
Saturday, Nov. 12, 6 PM
Westside Democratic HQ
1627 Montana Ave., Santa Monica
* No RSVP needed *

To all our volunteers and supporters:

The staff and volunteers at the Westside Democratic HQ became a family. We spent hours together, putting our hearts and souls into the campaign. We can’t thank you all enough for the time, commitment, and dedication you gave.

Although we are all deeply saddened by the results of the Presidential election, we can be proud that together we became the number #1 GOTV staging location in California, and likely one of the top performing campaign offices in the country. Our efforts in Nevada definitely paid off, as Hillary decisively won that state and Catherine Cortez Masto was elected to the U.S. Senate -- the first Latina Senator....

But we never had a chance to say goodbye to each other, to swap phone numbers, and to plan for the future. So we've decided to hold a Potluck Thank-You Party for our volunteers this Saturday, at HQ, starting at 6 pm. We invite all of you to come. Bring food, soft drinks, wine or beer.

As to the future, we have decided to stop agonizing and start organizing for the midterms and to shine a light on the most progressive Democratic platform in years. We will not slink into the background. We will do whatever it takes to protect our rights, our values, and our country.

Hope to see you all there.

Melissa Grant
President, Pacific Palisades Democratic Club

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• GOTV volunteering (make calls, send texts, or recruit volunteers by sitting at a table on Montana Ave.)
and HQ support (bring food, help with event setup and cleanup)

• Election Day Results Watch Event --
come sweat it out with us as we watch on the big projection screen at the HQ
Starts after 5:30 PM, Nov. 8

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A hilarious evening with comedian
Paula Poundstone
riffing on the 2016 presidential campaign

6 PM (doors open) / 7 PM (show)

At the Westside Democratic Headquarters

1627 Montana Ave., Santa Monica

310-873-3451 •

Suggested Donation $15

Opening Act: Harvard Yardbirds a cappella

No RSVP needed, come on down!

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The West L.A. Dem Club and Santa Monica Dem Clubs
have teamed up with the Palisades Dem Club

at the new Westside Democratic Headquarters
1627 Montana Ave., Santa Monica

to phone bank for Hillary by calling our neighbors in battleground Nevada!

CLICK HERE for more info and to sign up!


or for Pali-centered volunteering,

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Tuesday, Oct. 4, 5:30 PM

At the Westside Democratic Headquarters
1627 Montana Ave., Santa Monica

310-873-3451 •

Don’t miss the VP debate at our watch party, with refreshments, projection TV, and like-minded Dems eager to cheer on our candidate!

No RSVP needed

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Wed., Oct. 5, 5:30 PM
Come help re-elect our amazing Congressman!

More info here

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West L.A. & Palisades Dem Clubs Present

17 Props! • County & City Measures!


At the Westside Democratic Headquarters
1627 Montana Ave., Santa Monica

310-873-3451 •

6:30 – 7 PM Reception with light refreshments
7 – 9 PM Forum with Q&A

Oct. 7 – PART II: GUNS, DEATH, EDUCATION AND MORE... Covering Propositions 55 (Prop 30 tax extension), 57 (parole, juvenile sentencing),
62 (eliminate death penalty), 63 (firearms, ammo),
66 (death penalty procedures), L.A. city measures, and others

Moderated by DAVID DAYEN
Political journalist and prize-winning author of Chain of Title:
How Three Ordinary Americans Uncovered Wall Street's Great Foreclosure Fraud

... with expert guest speakers!

Walk-ins welcome, but
please RSVP here to Julie if you can,
to help us buy enough refreshments!

After our forums, we'll phone bank for some of the props we endorse

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Join us for

From the acclaimed team that brought you
Aspirin & Elephants, 2 Across, and Almost Perfect

2:30 PM Refreshments    3:00 PM Curtain

1211 4th Street, Santa Monica (off Wilshire)

Proceeds will fund the 2016 Westside Democratic HQ
1627 Montana Ave., Santa Monica

... where after the play you can come down and watch
the second Presidential debate!


Questions? Call 310-230-2084, or email us at • • @palidems

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West L.A. & Palisades Dem Clubs Present

17 Props! • County & City Measures!


At the Westside Democratic Headquarters
1627 Montana Ave., Santa Monica

310-873-3451 •

6:30 – 7 PM Reception with light refreshments
7 – 9 PM Forum with Q&A

Sep. 22 – PART I: SEX, DRUGS, MONEY AND MORE... Covering Propositions 56 (cigarette tax), 59 (overturn Citizens United), 60 (adult film condom use), 61 (state Rx drugs), 64 (marijuana), and others

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Monday, Sep. 22, 5:30 PM

At the Westside Democratic Headquarters
1627 Montana Ave., Santa Monica

310-873-3451 •

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Political Stand-Up Comedy with
Jimmy Tingle!

FRIDAY, SEP. 16, 7:30 PM
1627 Montana Ave., Santa Monica

Advance tickets here:
come in and get yours at the door!

$15 suggested donation to benefit
the HQ

light refreshments served

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1627 Montana Ave., Santa Monica
(corner Montana & 17th)
WEDNESDAY, SEP. 7 -- 5 to 10 PM
Come on down!

The big day went great! Over 250 of you showed up to eat, drink, enjoy live a cappella with the Harvard Yardbirds, shop the Westside’s largest collection of political swag (with special silent auction), hear from a stellar list of elected officials and other VIPs as they inspire us to win in November, and watch MSNBC’s Clinton/Trump Commander-in-Chief Forum!

Official program:

CA Democratic Party Vice Chair /
L.A. Democratic Party Chair Eric Bauman

L.A. City Councilmember Mike Bonin

CA State Treasurer John Chiang

CA Assemblymember Richard Bloom

CA Assemblymember Autumn Burke

L.A. County Supervisor Sheila Kuehl

L.A. City Controller Ron Galperin

Assembly candidate Al Muratsuchi

Commander, Jewish American War Vets

Vets from Vets & Military Families for Hillary

7:30 or 7:45 PM — A cappella group

8 PM — Rebroadcast of Commander-in-Chief Forum


$10 suggested donation — no one turned away

Join us to celebrate the opening of the HQ
run in partnership with the West L.A. Dem Club
and Santa Monica Dem Club
More info here:


PPDC's famous
Political Courage/Human Rights Awards
Were a great success, with 200 in attendance!

Senator Barbara Boxer
For her years of service and leadership
Froehlich Award for Political Courage

Dr. Paul Song
For his work with the Courage Campaign
Berke Award for Human Rights

Mike Farrell
For his work with Death Penalty Focus
Berke Award for Human Rights

* Paula Poundstone, emcee *

Monday, August 22, 2016, 6 p.m.
Fairmont Miramar Hotel, Santa Monica



5:00pm - 8:00pm
Our Famous
Our Great Friend, Supporter and Club Member
Los Angeles City Council member
Mike Bonin
Mar Vista 90066 
map link
 RSVP to Ingrid to reserve
We are again featuring our famous Santa Maria BBQ:
Tri-tip, ribs, chicken, veggie dishes also provided
So bring your appetite!
We provide the main course and sides 
Please bring a delicious appetizer or dessert 
your favorite wine or beer.
This election is critical!
We will organize trips to Nevada
and will also be contribute to Headquarters Operations.  
Please be generous!
We have a Presidential election to win!
We need to take back the Senate!
We need to take back the House!
We cannot allow Donald Trump and his minions to ruin our country!
Suggested Donations: $50 * $80 * $125 * $250 * $500 * $1000
General Admission $50
Pre-paid online and reserved $45
 At the door $50 unreserved

 RSVP to Ingrid to reserve

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Thanks to all who joined us for our fantastic
Democratic Convention viewing party

Thursday, July 28, 2016

(and other speeches)
- Broadcast LIVE from the Democratic Convention -

In a fantastic party spot ... the ultra-modern, spacious offices of Cross Campus
929 Colorado Ave., Santa Monica (corner 9th and Colorado)

Doors open at 6 p.m. — eat, drink, watch,
and discuss with like-minded Democratic friends.
Be part of history. Be there!

$20 admission
(supports August opening of Democratic campaign headquarters)
Light dinner • drinks • giant-screen TVs

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HRC campaign event: First Hillary phone banks of the
general election season!

Sunday, July 17, 10:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

We'll be calling friendly Dems in our area to recruit volunteers for the general election and to build up our team,
so it should be a fun and rewarding morning.
Please join us if you can!

What: Palisades for Hillary Phone Bank!
(If you're looking for an event in Santa Monica
or elsewhere*
click here to search)

When: Sunday, July 17, 10:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Where: 15515 W Sunset Blvd
(meeting room in Via de la Paz Condominiums)

Building is on Sunset Blvd, between Via De La Paz and Temescal Canyon (across the street from Gelson's). Go up the first set of stairs and turn right all the way to the top; then go past the first door and go to the double doors of the Meeting Room entrance.

Thanks so much for participating and we hope to see you there!!



and enter your ZIP code to find events near you!

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Sun., 5/15/16, 3 - 5:30 pm
Improv comedy Dem Club benefit show!

L.A.'s beloved Spolin Players

@ Theatre Palisades/Pierson Playhouse
941 Temescal Canyon Rd.

One of L.A.'s finest improv troupes right here
in the Palisades -- comedy, food, wine, and fun,
with proceeds to benefit the Dem Club in this
critical election year

3 - 4 pm wine & cheese reception
4 pm curtain

Free parking!

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Speaker Series w/Derek Cressman, author of
The High Price of "Free" Speech and the Selling of Democracy

Wed., 4/20/16
Palisades Public Library, 861 Alma Real Dr.

-Full house!-

The audience asked many thoughtful questions after the presentation.... Our thanks to Derek Cressman, and to all who came to hear him!

The Palisadian Post's reporter published a great write-up on the event
in the 4/28/16 edition of the Post.

About the book:
Americans know that the corrupting influence of special interest money is destroying our democratic process. And now that the Citizens United decision has thrown out campaign spending limits as abridgments of free speech, they want to know what they can do about it. Derek Cressman gives us the tools, both intellectual and tactical, to fight back.

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Tuesday, April 19, 2016, 6 - 9 pm

10858 Culver Blvd, Culver City

(Plenty of Lot Parking, enter on Elenda)

6:00-6:30  Reception/Light Refreshments
                  6:30 Credentials & Straw Poll                  
Clinton vs Sanders (Members Only)
6:40-6:45  Welcome Remarks
6:45-8:30  Film: Making A Killing
8:30-8:55  Robert Greenwald Q&A
8:55-9:00  Straw Poll Results/Adjourn

Take on Gun Violence and Make a Difference!

Every day we read about or view another tragedy caused by gun violence.  The statistics are staggering:
"Women are 500% more likely to be killed if their abuser has a gun"  
"Millions of guns are sold without background checks each year"
"Every 16 hours a woman is shot and killed by her husband or boyfriend"
46% fewer women are shot to death by intimate partners in states with background checks
80 Americans are shot and killed every day
States with waiting periods had 51% fewer gun suicides

Check out more stats here

Making a Killing: Guns, Greed, and The NRA tells the stories of how guns, and the billions made off of them, affect the lives of everyday Americans. It features personal stories from people across the country who have been affected by gun violence, including survivors and victims' families. The film exposes how the powerful gun companies and the NRA are resisting responsible legislation for the sake of profit - and thereby putting people in danger.
The film looks into gun tragedies that include unintentional shootings, domestic violence, suicides, mass shootings and trafficking - and what we can do to put an end to this profit-driven crisis.  

Watch the trailer here

After the film, Producer and Filmmaker Robert Greenwald will lead a Q&A and give us Action Items to guide us in ways we can be effective in changing the gun laws.

Please RSVP:

Suggested Donation: $5
(no one turned away for lack of funds)

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West L.A. Dem Club
March Madness
Part II
Kick-Off Fundraiser for
Saturday, March 26, 2016
Lantern House -- 6 - 9 pm
745 Milwood Avenue, Venice 90291

March Madness Part II - The West LA Democratic Club is proud to co-sponsor the Kick-Off Fundraiser for the re-election of our own Councilmember Mike Bonin at the Lantern House in Venice on March 26!

Councilmember MIKE BONIN, CD10, has done so much for our community and is there for us whenever we need him. 

Please come out and show your support for Mike's re-election at our favorite Lantern House in Venice.  Club members are invited to come for the Dem Club special rate of $50!
(You can donate more if you like!)
To RSVP online, Click Here!
Or contact Erica Sklar:


Insiders and Outsiders in 2016:
Presidential Politics in a Changing America

As we move toward a decision in November, the sociopolitical fault lines running through our country are increasingly evident.
Join two of Cal’s leading experts on presidential politics for an analysis of the contentious (and often peculiar) race for the White House and its implications for America’s future.

Event details
Tickets: $25 in advance, $30 at the door if space is available
6:30—7:30 p.m. Reception with light refreshments and cash bar
7:30—9 p.m. Presentation and audience Q&A

Charter Hill Society members are invited to enjoy reserved seating; on March 30, members are also invited to attend an exclusive pre-lecture reception with our speakers.

Pacific Palisades
March 30, 2016
Riviera Country Club
1250 Capri Drive

Register Now

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Sun., 1/31/16 ANNUAL MEETING -- open to the public!
Thanks to the 150+ people who showed up

despite the stormy weather

Sunday, Jan. 31, 2 (sharp) - 4:30 pm

Pacific Palisades Woman's Club
901 Haverford Ave., Pacific Palisades

LIVE PRESENTATIONS from State Sen. Ben Allen,
CA Assemblymember Richard Bloom,
L.A. City Councilmember Mike Bonin,
L.A. City Controller Ron Galperin,
L.A. County Supervisor Sheila Kuehl,
US Rep. Ted Lieu
(listed alphabetically)

... with special guest Eric Bauman
Vice Chair, CA Dem Party;
Chair, L.A. Dem Party

Admission free (suggested donation $20 to defray costs)
Light refreshments • free parking on-street and on-site

***New This Year: Click to RSVP
if you can make a much-needed donation***

 To RSVP without donation, please call 310-230-2084
or email us at
so we can get a head count! • • @palidems

We will be lighting the Seventh Night of Hanukkah candles at 8 pm, led by long-time WLADC Member and L.A. City Controller RON GALPERIN!

Holiday lights
(And East to Nevada)
At The
West LA Democratic Club Holiday Party!!
 Holiday lights

Saturday, December 12, 2015
7 PM - 11 PM


At Our Favorite
745 Milwood Avenue, Venice

Our Holiday Party 2015 will be a mini-fundraiser to help sponsor road trips to Nevada in 2016, where we'll work to retain our Democratic White House and their Democratic Senate seat!!
Please be as generous as you can be -- let the West L.A. Democratic Club [along with the Pali Dem Club] be your "candidate donation" this end-of-year!!
Please join us for an evening of fun, holiday cheer and greetings from our electeds while enjoying a delicious South of the Border feast!

Catered by Chef Extraordinaire
Philip Sinsheimer

7:00-8:00 PM
MARGARITA COCKTAIL with jalapeno (optional)
FISH or BAY SHRIMP CEVICHE with red onion, touch of ginger, Peruvian chile, lime juice and cilantro & homemade corn chips
MINI TACOS topped with Mexican crema and green onion

8:00-8:30 PM
Hanukkah Candle Lighting
With L.A. City Controller
& Greetings From Electeds

8:30-9:30 PM
CHICKEN CHILI VERDE with Peruvian white beans, grilled Anaheim pepper and zucchini
*Vegetarian option with TOFU (*Limited servings, PLEASE RSVP!)
Sour cream and chopped jalapeno pepper on the side
White rice garnished with green onion and grilled red pepper

9:30 PM on
SLICED BREAD PUDDING with raisins soaked in rum
Assorted Holiday SWEETS


Hosted Bar provided by our own  
"Santa" Scott Mayers

Festive Holiday Attire!

Suggested Minimum Donation
(Consider being an "Angel" or "Santa's Helper!")
 RSVP/Pre-paid through ActBlue: $40
At the Door without RSVP: $50
Click Here to RSVP through ActBlue
Click Here to RSVP to Ingrid

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Our appreciation to everyone who came to our

 Garden party with Robert Scheer
Sun., Aug. 23, 2 - 4:30 pm

Robert Scheer is editor in chief of Truthdig;
Left, Right and Center panelist on KCRW;
former L.A. Times contributing editor;
and author of the new book
How Data-Collecting Corporations and Snooping Government Agencies Are Destroying Democracy

Thanks also to
Assemblymember Bloom & Councilmember Bonin
for attending!

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How Should LA Deal With GMO Foods?

Paul Koretz,
LA City Council District 5

will discuss proposed ban on growing GMO foods in Los Angeles,
and requiring labeling of such foods as GMO.
  A short documentary on the subject is also planned.
Thursday, June 25, 2015, 7 - 9 pm
(Doors open at 6:30 pm for credentialing)

10858 Culver Blvd (west of Overland at Elenda)

NOTE: This will be an endorsement meeting
Endorsing Councilman Koretz's GMO Bill.
Your West L.A. Dem Club dues must be current and your name on the voting roster to vote.
If you are not sure of your membership status, please email our Membership Chair, Tracy Gore:
According to our by-laws, you must be a dues-paying member for forty-five days to vote in an endorsement meeting.

To renew/join online:
To send a check, please go to our website:
Fill in the form and send in with your check.

Please RSVP to Ingrid

PPDC Forum
Los Angeles & California:  Fracking & Oil Drilling in Our Backyards

Featuring Brenna Norton, Food & Water Watch

Tuesday, June 23, 6:30 to 8 pm
at Pacific Palisades Library

Brenna Norton of Food & Water Watch (FWW) will speak about the damage oil drilling and oil/gas fracking is doing to our water, our air, and our health on Tuesday, June 23, 6:30 - 8 pm at the Pacific Palisades Library Community Room.

With more than 100,000 gallons of oil being cleaned up on Santa Barbara's iconic coast, and mysterious tar washing onshore from Malibu to Long Beach, FWW is announcing new results of oil-spill testing from our local beaches. What can we do to protect our families and neighborhoods? Norton will give a presentation with documentary footage, then do Q&A.
FREE. On-site parking. Light refreshments. Wheelchair-accessible.

This is the first of PPDC’s 2015 forum/events series. Upcoming events include...

* garden party with Robert Scheer and other speakers Aug. 23 *

* political/satirical improv troupe show @ Pierson Playhouse/Theatre Palisades Oct. 18 *

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Celebrate Earth Month!
OFA Helps Clean Up the Beach with Heal the Bay
Saturday, April 18, 2015 10 AM - 12 PM
Santa Monica Beach at Ocean Park
2600 Barnard Way At the end of Ocean Park
Santa Monica
To RSVP and for directions, please click here.
Thanks again for everything that you do and see you at the beach!

Are you looking for a way to reconnect with progressive neighbors and friends? Spend a few hours making a difference in our beautiful Southern California paradise.
Join OFA volunteers and Heal the Bay at the
Santa Monica Beach Clean Up!
Bring sunscreen and a hat. Everything else will be provided.

For More Information on Organizing for Action and to find local events go to

You are cordially invited to the
District Swearing-In Ceremony for

Ted Lieu

Member of Congress
California’s 33rd
Congressional District
Sunday, March 1, 2015
Program begins promptly
at 2 pm

UCLA's Royce Hall
10745 Dickson Plaza, L.A.

Click here to RSVP

Reception to follow
Paid for by Ted Lieu for Congress

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  Come meet our new Supervisor Sheila Kuehl
    ... and hear Democratic Party County Chair Eric Bauman
at our 2015 Annual Meeting

11 am, Sunday, Feb. 15, 2015
   Malibu City Hall Multipurpose Room
   23825 Stuart Ranch Road, Malibu, CA 90265

*    *    *

Admission is free of charge
(A $15 facilities-use donation would be appreciated)

Concerned about civic life in Malibu?  Speak up!  Concerned about fracking in California?  Speak up!
Concerned about what's happening in Washington?
  Speak up!
Here's a chance for members to help set the agenda
for Malibu Democratic Club for 2015. 
We, the people, have the power to fix things!

Please RSVP to

For more info visit

- Open to all -

Meet and greet your elected officials
Live presentations with your Q & A

Sunday, Jan. 25, 2 to 4 pm
at Pacific Palisades Woman's Club
901 Haverford Ave., Pacific Palisades

with (in alphabetical order)
State Senator BEN ALLEN,
Assemblymember RICHARD BLOOM,
L.A. City Councilmember MIKE BONIN,
L.A. City Controller RON GALPERIN (not pictured),
L.A. County Supervisor SHEILA KUEHL,
and Congressman TED LIEU

Light refreshments • free parking on-street/on-site

Members may vote to ratify PPDC Board slate nominees

Donations requested to help defray costs ($10 suggested)
Please join or renew your membership if you support our work!

Email with questions

No RSVP required

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Sign up here as a member

to receive PPDC e-blasts


We try not to email too often -- just enough to

make sure you don't miss out

on important events or issues.


* * *

Join California State Controller Betty Yee at our Beverly Hills Reception

Host Committee
(in formation)
Letitia Clark George * Sean Donahoe * Jeanette Flores
Sandra Fluke * Assemblymember Jimmy Gomez & Mary Hodge
Wendy Mitchell * Lora O'Connor * Francesca Vega
Your Name Here

Join us for the first Southern California event of the 2015 program year
as we celebrate all of the hope and possibilities of the New Year and the inaugural SoCal Class!

Saturday, January 24, 2015
6:30p - 8:30p
Avalon Hotel
9400 W. Olympic Blvd, Beverly Hills

Food, drinks, music and a great networking opportunity.

Pick your Sponsorship Level:
$26 Supporter
only 25 tickets at this level
Because women make up 26% of the California State Legislature
(includes 1 event ticket)

$50 Deal Broker
Because "50-50 share alike" is a good motto
(includes 2 event tickets)

$82 Change Maker
Because 82% of the U.S. House of Representatives is male-dominated
Equal Representation of our democracy? Not so much. Let's change that!
(includes 3 event tickets)

$250 Host Committee
(includes 5 event tickets and media promo)


Join Our Movement!


Emerge California is the premier training program for Democratic women.
We inspire women to run and we hone their skills to win.
Our goal is clear: to increase the number of Democratic
women in public office.

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Join a precinct walk for PPDC-endorsed Congressional candidate
Ted Lieu!


Most Saturdays

Noon - 3 pm

Typically at the campaign office

at 724 Lincoln Blvd.

BUT FIRST Call Marc at 323-382-1111
for info!

Serve your community ...

and get some mellow exercise at the same time

* * *

PPDC-endorsed candidate for State Senate BEN ALLEN
could also use your help as a volunteer.

Click the flyer below to sign up.

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Thanks to all who attended!

Tue., Sep. 30, 2014 from 6 - 7:30 pm
Pacific Palisades Library Community Room
861 Alma Real, PP

PPDC will share all of its endorsements,
focusing on Props 1, 45, and 46 in more depth
Guest speakers will present the pros and cons
of the initiatives on the Nov. 4 ballot

Speakers planning to appear:

Metropolitan Water District's Nathan Purkiss,
LADWP's David Pettijohn,
Food and Water Watch's Ankur Patel,
Consumer Watchdog's Executive Director Carmen Balber,
and Robert Lempert, a contributing scientist with the
Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change,
which was awarded the Nobel Prize for Peace in 2007


* * *

--State Senate candidate Ben Allen is visiting the Palisades Farmers' Market Sep. 21 between 10 am and noon--come on by!

--Ted Lieu meet-and-greet on Sep. 14 at a private residence; contact us if you'd like details

--West L.A. Dem Club summer party also Sep. 14

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The Progessive Democrats of the SM Mountains are holding a party/fundraiser featuring PPDC's endorsed candidates, including SHEILA KUEHL, TED LIEU, BEN ALLEN, AND BETTY YEE. 

Richard Bloom, Fran Pavley, Tori Osborne,
Trent Lange (heads the Disclose Act campaign),
and other progressive democrats & leaders are attending. 

Here's the flyer.  Click it to go to PDSMM's website.

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The June 3 primary election is coming up fast.

Two things you can do:

1. VOTE!



With the primary election coming up June 3,
your Palisades Dem Club is setting up
phone banks here in the Palisades from 2 - 5 pm on

Saturday, May 10
Sunday, May 18
Sunday, May 25
Sunday, June 1

To Get Out The Vote!  Detailed instructions and
location information below.

This is the fun version of phone banking --
calling fellow Democrats and neighbors to provide information
they're usually grateful to get.
Easier than presidential persuasion calls!  : )

Come join the fun and perform a vitally important public service.

Please call 310-230-2084 or email
to RSVP (though you can just show up)
or for more information

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TUESDAY, April 29, 7 to 8:30 pm
at Pierson Playhouse / Theatre Palisades
941 Temescal Canyon Rd., Pacific Palisades
Doors open 6:30 pm

After the event, the PPDC board of directors
voted to endorse BEN ALLEN


The Pacific Palisades Democratic Club presents
Democratic candidates for state senate:
SM-Malibu Bd. of Ed. / educator / attorney

Former CA State Assemblymember (AD 53)

Activist / attorney

State Surgeon, CA Army Nat’l Guard / educator

Writer / attorney / former Writers Guild president

No RSVP required -- just come anytime after 6:30!

With Q&A.  Admission free, donations welcome
Snacks • free parking

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For the 33rd Congressional District • To succeed Henry Waxman

After the event, the PPDC board of directors
voted to endorse TED LIEU

Wendy Greuel • Ted Lieu • Matt Miller

Former L.A. City Councilmember WENDY GREUEL
State Senator (28th SD) TED LIEU
Author / policy analyst / radio host MATT MILLER

Sunday, April 13, 2 to 4 pm

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Click here to read the L.A. Times article covering our forum

*Saturday*, March 22, 2 to 4 pm


Democratic candidates
[John Duran, Sheila Kuehl*, Bobby Shriver, Pamela Conley Ulich]
for the office of L.A. County Supervisor will be in attendance;
each will answer questions from both PPDC’s moderator
and the audience

*SHEILA KUEHL received PPDC board endorsement after the forum

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Sunday, Jan. 26, 2 to 4 pm
at Pacific Palisades Woman's Club
901 Haverford Ave., Pacific Palisades
The Pacific Palisades Democratic Club will hold its Annual Meeting, open to the public, featuring addresses by
Congressman Henry Waxman,
Assemblymember Richard Bloom,
and L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti

The current schedule slates Garcetti first, then Waxman, then Bloom, based on their time constraints.  Each of the three has thirty minutes total to speak on the topics of his choice and to answer questions from the audience.

This event serves as the club's official "annual meeting" (though the club holds many events throughout the year and its board meets monthly), at which the 2014 executive board candidate slate and proposed bylaw modifications
will be up for ratification by all club members in good standing who are present.*

*So if you haven’t paid your dues recently and would like to vote, be sure to renew (or join anew!) by sending a check to
PPDC, P.O. Box 343, Pacific Palisades, CA 90272

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Carter Center Chief Development Officer
Barry Nickelsberg

Wednesday, Dec. 11,  6 – 8 pm
at the Palisades Public Library
861 Alma Real, Pacific Palisades, CA
The Palisades Democratic Club invites you to enjoy Barry Nickelberg’s behind-the-scenes stories of his efforts to promote peace
in Israel and the Middle East
as the representative for Jimmy Carter and the Carter Center

Nickelsberg will describe the goals, programs, and accomplishments of the Center.  The Carter Center is on the verge of eliminating the Guinea worm disease, a disease that afflicted more than 3.5 million people in 1986.  This would be only the second infectious disease ever to be eradicated.

The Center also sponsors several peace initiatives around the world, Israel/Palestine in particular.  Barry recently returned from a three-week fact-finding mission
to the region and will be happy to answer questions about his trip as well as all aspects of the Carter Center.

6 pm: Holiday goodies and discussion of current Democratic hot topics
 6:30 – 7:30 pm: Guest speaker presentation, with Q&A to follow
Admission free, snacks served
Free parking on-street nearby and on-site


PPDC and Dr. Margot Griswold of the L.A. Audubon Society
will host a free walking tour of the Ballona Wetlands
Sunday, November 17, starting at 9 am.

We'll be meeting up at Gordon's Market, 303 Culver Blvd, Playa Del Rey
No RSVP necessary—just join us before 9

Follow Lincoln to Jefferson Blvd., turn right onto
Jefferson, then left onto Culver Blvd.
Gordon's Market will be on your right.
Turn right off of Culver into the driveway just past Gordon's
to park behind the market.  We will meet you all there!


Phonebanking for VA gubernatorial candidate
Terry McAuliffe

Support former DNC Chairman McAuliffe in his battle against right-winger Ken Cuccinelli

Sunday, November 3, 1 - 5 pm
In the Palisades near Gelson's


Thanks to all who attended our fantastic

2013 G a r d e n   P a r t y
with special guests

L.A. City Councilmember Mike Bonin
L.A. City Attorney Mike Feuer
L.A. City Controller Ron Galperin
CA State Senator Ted Lieu

and representatives of
CA Assemblymember Richard Bloom
and L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti

The event was a big success, earning front-page coverage in the Palisadian-Post.



Recipient of the Los Angeles County Democratic Party's Roosevelt Award

*PPDC President Melissa Grant Is a 2013 Recipient!*

Sunday, October 20, 2013
Sheraton Gateway Hotel at LAX
6101 W. Century Blvd., Los Angeles

At this event, we honor grassroots activists from each Assembly District as the Democrats of the Year.

Go to to see the list of the Democrats of the Year.

Your contribution will help us mobilize the more than 2.4 million Democrats of Los Angeles County.

Tickets increase to $250 VIP and $125 General Admission after Monday, September 23, 2013. Tickets are held at the door.

Special discounted prices available for LACDP and DSCC members at

Please contact us at 213-382-4111 or with any questions or for more information.



                  JAMES GRAF & CHRISTINE LOW                  

 State Sen. Ted Lieu
Candidate for Congressman, California, 33rd District

Retiring Congressman Henry Waxman has endorsed Senator Ted Lieu to succeed him. "Ted Lieu is my choice to represent us in Congress. I endorse Ted Lieu because he will always work tirelessly to strengthen the middle class, make higher education more affordable, help workers save for retirement, and protect our privacy from intrusive NSA surveillance." -- Hon. Henry Waxman

SUNDAY, JUNE 29, 2014
2:00 TO 4:00 PM





Contributions are not tax deductible for federal income tax purposes.
Ted Lieu for Congress may accept contributions from individuals and unincorporated businesses and federal PACs of $2,600 per election (the Primary and General are separate elections). Qualified federal multicandidate PACs may contribute up to $5,000 per election. Corporate and labor union contributions are
not permitted by law. Federal government contractors and foreign nationals are also prohibited from making contributions to this committee. Federal law requires us to use our best efforts to collect and report the name, mailing address, occupation
and name of employer of individuals whose contributions
exceed $200 in a calendar year

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What:  26th Senate District & 3rd Supervisor Candidate Forum

Where: Venice United Methodist Church Hall
                 1020 Victoria Avenue (corner Lincoln Blvd.)                 
Venice 90291 - Free lot and street parking

When:  Saturday, April 5, 2014 * 12:30-4:30 PM

Suggested Donation (to help defray cost of event)  
$5 - No one turned away


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What:  62nd Assembly District Candidate Forum
When:  Thursday, March 13, 2014 * 7 - 9 PM  
(Meet the Candidates @ 6:30 PM)

Where: St. Bede's Episcopal Church,
3590 Grand View Blvd., Mar Vista

Free lot and street parking
Suggested donation (to help defray cost of event)  
$5 -- No one turned away


This will be an Endorsement Meeting.

According to our By-Laws changes at our Annual Meeting, you must be a dues-paying member for forty-five days to vote in an endorsement meeting 
(Previously it was thirty days)

If you renewed or joined in 2013 BEFORE October 1, 2013, your dues were due and payable at our Annual Meeting on February 6, 2014

Please let us know that you're attending!  RSVP to Ingrid

Join/Renew West LA Democratic Club for 2014

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West LA Democratic Club

   2014 ANNUAL MEETING    
Club Officer Elections  
"Elections 2014: The State of Our Democracy"

Eric C. Bauman
Chair, Los Angeles County Democratic Party;  
Vice-Chair, California Democratic Party
Ben Peck
     Foreign Affairs Manager, Dēmos, Washington D.C.
Thursday, February 6, 2014    7:00 - 9:00 P.M.
(Doors open @ 6:30 P.M.)
St. Bede's Episcopal Church
3590 Grand View Blvd.,
Los Angeles 90066

Suggested Donation (to help defray cost of event)  
$5 - No one turned away

Please RSVP to Ingrid

Join/Renew West LA Democratic Club for 2014  

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* Come hear Father Boyle in person *

Tuesday, Jan. 21, 7 pm
Corpus Christi Church, 880 Toyopa, Pac Pal
Free & open to the public!

More info:

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Please join the WEST L.A. Democratic Club
for a special evening of explanation and discussion on the
Affordable Care Act/"ObamaCare" with a panel of experts:

Gerald Kominski, Professor of Health Policy and Management at UCLA, and Director of the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research.

Marcia Davalos, Southern California Outreach Manager
for Small Business Majority

Connie Kizzie-Gillett, Certified ACA Counselor for Individuals and Families (focus on chronic diseases and Alzheimer's)

and a Representative from "Young Invincibles," the policy organization of, and for, young Americans

  Q & A with Panel Members after their presentations.


Get your questions answered. Find out where you can find out more. Come hear our panelists give an overview of where the ACA is now, what its impacts are, and who qualifies for coverage, including small businesses, seniors and young people.

 In 2010, California was the first state in the nation to enact legislation to implement the provisions of the federal Affordable Care Act (aka "ObamaCare") by creating a health care marketplace - Covered California.

While the national enrollment site, HealthCare.Gov, got off to a rocky start, our state's program hit the ground running, and it encourages everyone that is qualified to sign up to do so.

The Affordable Care Act enrollment in health plans through Covered California began on October 1, 2013 and will continue until March 31, 2014.


What:  "ObamaCare: It's Not Too Late, Save The Date"
with a panel of Healthcare experts

When:  Thursday, January 16, 2014 * 7:00-9:00 P.M. (doors open 6:30)

Where: St. Bede's Episcopal Church, 3590 Grand View Blvd.,                   Mar Vista 90066 - Free lot and street parking.
Suggested Donation (to help defray cost of event)  
$5 - No one turned away

Please RSVP to Ingrid

For more information or to
Join/renew with West L.A. Democratic Club  
To Your Health!
Cara Robin

PS: Save The Date: Club Elections on Thursday, Feb. 6th.

Our Club Elections meeting will include a presentation on the continuing national Voting Rights / Voter Suppression battle.

Vote for your Club officers, and get ready for the 2014 Mid-Terms.
Join Our Mailing List!

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2013 Truman Awards Luncheon
Sat., December 7, 11 am
Sheraton Universal Hotel

Congressman Adam Schiff
Truman Award

Lyn Shaw
Roz Teller Outstanding Volunteer Award


Volunteers of the Year from DPSFV Clubs
including PPDC's own
Gary Bettman

Tickets $50 if purchased before November 26

Order tickets online at

For more information call (818) 995-DEMS
For information on ads and sponsorships contact Agi Kessler at (805) 469-6050 or

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S o l d  O u t !

(PPDC was a proud event co-sponsor)


Gasland 2 Screening
Saturday, October 5, 7pm
Discussion / Trans Pacific Partnership & fracking in California and elsewhere
Special guests: 
Lance Simmens of
RL Miller, Chair, CDP Environmental Caucus, environmental blogger
Other guests to be announced
Topanga Community House
1440 Topanga Canyon Boulevard in Topanga


Obamacare at the Beach
When:  Sunday August 4, 3013, from 1:30 to 4:00 pm
Where:  We'll be setting up a table in Palisades Park (the green space parallel
              to Ocean Avenue) somewhere between California and Colorado streets
              to maximize people going to the beach in Santa Monica.  
What better way to celebrate the President's Birthday than by educating others about the crowning legislative achievement of his Presidency!  Join volunteers on August 4th to help educate others about Obamacare.  
To RSVP to this event, please click here.
At our table we'll do 3 things:  
1. Teach people about where/how to enroll (Note: WE WILL NOT BE ENROLLING
    THEM in an exchange, just giving them info on where/how they can enroll
    with an exchange).
2. Educating people on what Obamacare does.
3. Recruiting volunteers for our chapter who want to help out with future Obamacare
    activities, or other activities our chapter will do.
Event Needs: 1 or 2 tables, 3 or 4 chairs, signs, flyers, AT LEAST 6 volunteers.  If you can provide tables or chairs or help make signs, please reply to this email.


Camp OFA Training
When:   Saturday, July 27, 2013, from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
Where: Westside Pavilion, Community Room B, near Landmark Theatre.
             10800 W. Pico Blvd., Los Angeles.  Park under Landmark Theatres.
To RSVP for Camp OFA Training, please click here.
Camp OFA trainings are designed to teach volunteers more about the issues Organizing for Action is working on and will give participants the training needed to take action in their communities. By participating in a Camp OFA, you will learn organizing skills and strategies, get information about the legislative landscape on the issues we're working on and be ready to take next-step action to push forward the policies that the American people voted for in 2012.

August Monthly Planning Meeting
When:   Wednesday, August 7, 2013, from 7:00 to 9:00 pm
Where: 10650 Holman Ave., Apt.105, Los Angeles.
Holman Avenue is just east of Manning and 2 blocks north of Santa Monica Boulevard. To RSVP, please click here.


Please join Organizing for Action (OFA)-California, Westside Chapter, and Jon Carson, Executive Director of OFA, for a wine-and-cheese reception on July 9, 2013, 7-9 pm, at 1150 El Medio, in Pacific Palisades, CA.

Jon Carson is the former Director of the Office of Public Engagement at the White House.  Previously he served as the Chief of Staff at the White House Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ).

All proceeds help OFA-California.  Your contribution will help grow this grassroots movement, and will sustain our local organization.

Donation of $25 or more is requested.  Please go to to RSVP.

We will also have a silent auction.  Please bring your credit card or checkbook and your generosity (cash is not accepted).

Keep the Senate in Democratic Hands:

Eat, Drink, and Help Elect Ed Markey This Saturday
(The special election in MA is on Tuesday)

Keep Democrats in power in the Senate by helping
Congressional Progressive Caucus member Ed Markey in the Massachusetts special election this coming Tuesday, June 25.

Let's replace John Kerry with another Democrat --
no Scott Brown-style reruns!

WHAT:  PPDC Phone Banking for Ed Markey
WHEN:  Saturday, June 22
TIME:    2 - 5pm
WHERE:  1029 Via de la Paz

No experience needed -- all are welcome.
If you can make it at 2pm, you'll be treated to a quick training session from Markey's own out-of-state campaign manager....

And yes, there will be snacks.  : )


There will be a Town Hall meeting Sunday, 4/7 from 5-7pm at the
First Presbyterian Church in Inglewood to encourage Congress
to pass gun violence prevention legislation.

Please join us as we discuss universal background checks, banning high-capacity magazines, and increased access to mental health services to reduce gun violence.


When: Sunday, April 7, 2013 5 - 7pm
Where: 100 North Hillcrest Blvd., Inglewood, CA 90301
Please RSVP below to help us plan for the event. We will have a candlelight vigil for victims of gun violence.

Thank you for everything you do.
Your Westside OFA Team


Join Veterans For Peace Los Angeles Chapter in Welcoming
Cindy Sheehan & TOUR De PEACE

The Road Less Taken

The Arlington West Memorial in Santa Monica
Sunday, April 7th - 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM

As They Begin Their Journey on Route 66
Heading to Washington DC with the Following Message:

In His Inauguration Speech, Barack Obama
(The Drone Bomber) said: TIME TO ACT!
We Wholeheartedly Agree, But We Believe That It Is

To End Wars
To End Immunity for US War Crimes
To End Suppression of Our Civil Rights
To End the Use of Fossil Fuels
To End Persecution of Whistle Blowers  
To End Partisan Apathy and Inaction
·         Sent from Kathleen Hernandez:
3 More Actions with Cindy Sheehan & TOUR De PEACE

U. P. W. A. R. D.
Uniting Peace With Actions, Respect & Dignity
Bike Ride & Fundraisers For Peace
Sunday, April 7th – 3:30 PM to 6:00 PM
A Celebration & Potluck Fundraiser
Claremont United Methodist Church
211 W. Foothill Blvd, Claremont
Please Bring Your Favorite Dish to Share or Bring Yourself & Friends!
For More Info Contact Anthony at: 909-622-4385 or:
Monday, April 8th – 12:15 PM to 1:30 PM
A Bike Ride from Claremont to Rancho Cucamonga (8 miles)
Begins at  223 W. Foothill Blvd Claremont –
Ends at Hermosa Avenue & Foothill Rancho Cucamonga at Approx 1:30 PM
Followed by Peace Party at Gus' House Nearby
For More Info Contact Gustavo Ramirez: 909-243-5148 or:
Monday, April 8th – 6:00 PM till 7:30 PM
Party and Fundraiser
Bienestar 180 E Mission Blvd, Pomona
Please bring your favorite dessert to share or bring yourself & friends! * *followed by UPWARD Meeting.
For More Info contact Gustavo: 909-243-5148 or:  
or Jerry Hoffman: 909-218-9898
Tuesday, April 9th
Early Morning Send Off as Riders Leave Toward Washington, D.C.
At Hermosa Avenue & Foothill Blvd, Rancho Cucamonga
For More Info Contact Gustavo Ramirez: 909-243-5148 or:
Please Join Us As We Make History & Create Peace!


Who: Organizing for Action

When: Saturday, March 23, from 11AM - 12PM

Where: Corner of S. Bundy Drive and Airport Avenue (Entrance to Santa Monica Airport) Please Park on side streets or inside the airport

What: Please join OFA for a rally this weekend to protest sequester cuts and furloughs at the Santa Monica Air Traffic Control Tower. We've had to organize this in a hurry because the sequester is upon us.  Here are the details: Bring yourself and your enthusiasm.  We will wave a banner and carry signs, marching peacefully on the sidewalk to protest the sequester and its effect on our community.

CLICK HERE TO RSVP so that we can better plan for the event.

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Sunday, Mar. 3, 3 - 6pm:

Easy Calls to Palisadian Democrats:
Help Get Out the Vote for March 5 Primary
Santa Monicans Welcome!  Last of Three Phone Banks

Help elect the Democratic candidates endorsed by PPDC by calling Palisadian Democrats to Get Out the Vote (GOTV)!

Candidates include Eric Garcetti for mayor, Mike Bonin for City Councilman, Mike Feuer for City Attorney, and Kate Anderson for the L.A. School Board.  (See full list of endorsements below.)

WHEN: 3 - 6pm Sunday, 3/3/13
WHERE: 15515 Sunset Blvd (across from Gelson's) in the condo meeting room

This is an important primary election for Los Angeles and we can make a huge difference.

RSVP here to confirm that you can join us.

Please bring your cell phones fully charged.

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Pacific Palisades Walk with Eric Garcetti
Sunday, 2/24, 11am - 2pm
Team Garcetti will be knocking on doors and talking to voters to elect Eric Garcetti as the next mayor of Los Angeles. Join us!

Precinct Walk (click here to RSVP)
February 24, 2013 at 11am - 2pm

Palisades Village Park
15278 Antioch St
Pacific Palisades

Google map and directions

Rebecca Hutman · · 818-358-3484

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FROM PDSMM, the Progressive Democrats of the Santa Monica Mountains:

Fracking is here in Los Angeles.  Residents in the Baldwin Hills area know - they can smell it.  In the two years since Gasland came out fracking has increased!  And there is NO REGULATION!  In New York"s beautiful Catskill Mountains Sean and Yoko Lennon are fighting to preserve the land.  Now near Santa Barbara and Route 101 fracking is going to begin.  No one is safe who lives near government land as it is being leased for fracking!  This is OUR LAND!  OUR AIR! OUR WATER! Come to the Topanga Community House, the site of so many wonderful forums.  Learn the truth and what you can do!  After the film there will be a forum. Legislation is pending but is it not strong enough.  We need to ban this dangerous practice.  Our water table is threatened.  Methane gas is released exacerbating global warming.  Panel members to be announced.  Here the the Guardian review of the film and the trailer.  Even if you have seen it - come and see it again with your friends and contribute to solutions.  Please post, forward, get the word out!  Thank you!  See you on the 23rd.
Here is the address:  Topanga Community House
                                   1440 Topanga Canyon Boulevard
                                   Topanga, CA 90290
Bring a dessert to share!  Coffee, tea and water will be provided.  $5 donation requested.  No one turned away for lack of funds!


[2012 historical info: HEADQUARTERS EVENTS CALENDAR]

Westside Democratic HQ
1408 Third St. Promenade, 3rd Fl., Santa Monica

[ocean side of the Promenade, just south of Santa Monica Blvd. and the Anthropologie store]


Westside Democratic Headquarters


Oct. 3  First Presidential Debate Watch Party  5-8pm

Oct. 4  Yes on Prop 34 Phone Bank  5:30-8:30pm

Oct. 6  Special Guest Eric Bauman & Phone Bank on Props 30 & 32  2-5pm

Oct. 7  Yes on Prop 37: GMO Film Screening and Phone Bank  1:30-5pm

Oct. 9  Henry Waxman Phone Bank  5-8:30pm

Oct. 11  Vice Presidential Debate Watch Party  5-8pm

Oct. 13  Fran Pavley Phone Bank  3-6pm

Oct. 14  Julia Brownley Phone Bank  3-6pm

Oct. 16  Town Hall Presidential Debate Watch Party  5-8pm

Thu., Oct. 18  Henry Waxman Phone Banking  5-8:30pm

Fri. - Sun, Oct. 19 - 2    Las Vegas Weekend Trip

Sat., Oct. 20    Props 30 & 32 & Prop 37 (GMO Labeling)   12 - 8pm

Sun., Oct. 21    Props 30 & 32   12 - 8pm

Mon., Oct. 22   Final Presidential Debate Watch Party  5-8pm

Thu., Oct. 25    Prop 34 (Death Penalty)   5 - 8pm

Fri. - Sun, Oct. 26 - 28    Las Vegas Weekend Trip

Sat & Sun, Oct. 27 & 28    GOTV for Vote By Mail Voters   2 - 5pm

Thu, Nov 1   Waxman, Prop 34 (Death Penalty), YES on 30, NO on 32 Phone Banks
(with special chili, salad, & brownie DINNER!)   5 - 8:30pm

Fri, Nov 2    Special GOTV event hosted by Mike Bonin,
Bill Rosendahl's hand-picked candidate
to succeed him as city councilmember – DINNER SERVED!   5 - 9pm

Fri - Sun, Nov 2 – 4  Las Vegas Final GOTV Trips!
(you can stay till Election Day, 11/6, if you like)

Sat, Sun, Mon, Tue, Nov 3 - 6    Final GOTV Push…   12 - 6pm


Calling for Prop 30 & against Prop 32 every day
- Obama campaign battleground state calling every day -
Promenade tabling every day – we need you!


Thanks to all who came out for our

at our

FINAL DEBATE Monday, 10/22 -- don't miss it!

SAVE THESE DATES and join us to watch the upcoming debates.
Food, big-screen TVs, good conversation before and after....  Here's the schedule.

First presidential debate:
Wednesday, October 3
University of Denver, Denver, CO
Moderator: Jim Lehrer, Executive Editor of the PBS NewsHour

10/3 only: Free opportunity drawing for October 7 Nokia Theater concert featuring President Obama

Vice presidential debate:
Thursday, October 11
Centre College, Danville, KY
Moderator: Martha Raddatz, Senior Foreign Affairs Correspondent, ABC News

Second presidential debate (town meeting format):
Tuesday, October 16
Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY
Moderator: Candy Crowley, Chief Political Correspondent, CNN and Anchor, CNN's State of the Union

FINAL presidential debate:
Monday, October 22
Lynn University, Boca Raton, FL
Moderator:  Bob Schieffer, Chief Washington Correspondent, CBS News and Moderator, Face the Nation

All debate parties will take place from 5 - 8pm Pacific Time

HQ EVENT: free food & beverages, $5 suggested donation

Big selection of Obama and other campaign merchandise...

10/3 debate: Thanks to Border Grill, Kay 'n Dave's, and Premiere Events for food & drink at HQ
10/22 debate: Thanks to Kay 'n Dave's and Premiere Events

HQ party co-hosted by OFA–CA,
West L.A. Democratic Club, and Santa Monica Democratic Club, and PPDC

For those who can't make it to the Promenade, PPDC is also hosting debate-watching parties at Steve’s Oak Room
1029 Swarthmore Avenue, Pacific Palisades

Steve’s will provide a menu of beverages and food selections each evening

All of the numerous flatscreen televisions will be tuned into the debates for those seated at the bar
or at one of the many tables and booths in the Oak Room

Please join your fellow Democrats along with any others who wish to join in -- all are welcome!  Come to the Oak Room for the debates and expect a spirited evening of camaraderie and lively discussion of the issues

Oak Room event co-hosted by the Palisades Team for Obama,
part of Organizing for America (OFA), the president’s grassroots organizing team, and PPDC


1408 Third St. Promenade, 3rd Fl.

To volunteer, CLICK HERE

See you there, and at our debate parties ... and victory party on Election Day.  : )

More info at


Thanks as well to everyone who attended our

Evening with California Attorney General Kamala D. Harris

Kamala Harris

Tuesday, June 19, 2012, 6 - 8:30pm


Local Democratic and progressive events

(not affiliated with PPDC -- listed FYI)

West LA Democratic Club

*** October General Meeting ***

Saturday, October 27, 2012
12:00 Noon

CDP Battleground California Headquarters
3916 S. Sepulveda Blvd, Culver City, CA 90230
(Parking in back lot or on street)  

Join us for our Statewide Day of Action & Rally!
YES on Proposition 30
NO on Proposition 32
Rep. Henry Waxman & Asm. Holly Mitchell, Rally, 
Student Performances, Phone Bank Mobilization and

The other side may have more money but we have a strong grassroots community and boots on the ground, that's how we are going to win on November 6th!

RSVP please contact Zuhal Bahaduri, Field Deputy, at
or by phone at (510) 246-4294

Saturday, October 27, 2012
12:00 noon 
Battleground California Headquarters
3916 S. Sepulveda Blvd, Culver City, CA 90230


Support Our Extraordinary
Senator Fran Pavley!

Saturday, October 6th
4:30pm – 6:30pm

24946 Alicante Dr.

Hosted by Kathy & Alan Berkowitz
and Friends of Fran
Meet State Senator Pavley in Calabasas.

•Get signs, get fired up, get out and win for Fran!

Your contribution of $25 and more would be greatly appreciated and go towards winning this election. All contributions at any amount welcomed. Please donate at: or at the door.

For more information or to RSVP Contact Heather at or call 310-477-8081


OFA comedy event

"Recession Special": $10
"I've Got Your Back, Barack": $25
"Moving America Forward": $100
"270 (Electoral Votes) to Win": $270




Thursday, September 27
7 - 9pm

Westside Democratic Headquarters
1408 Third Street Promenade, 3rd Fl. (ocean side, just south of Santa Monica Blvd.
                 and Anthropologie)               

What Voters Need to Know About
the California

Proposition 36: Improves California's Three Strikes Law
  (Asm Davis is co-sponsor) 
Proposition 31: Overriding Public Health and Environmental Laws
Proposition 38: Middle-class tax hike that hits everyone earning over $7,317

Former Los Angeles County District Attorney
Proposition 34: Replaces Death Penalty with Life without Parole

Dr. Vivian Price
Associate Professor, Interdisciplinary Studies/PACE; Coordinator, Labor Studies
California State University, Dominguez Hills
Prop 32: Allows SuperPACs and special interests to buy elections

Sahaja Douglass and Mark Centkowski
Prop 37: GMO-Labeling - Right to know what's in your food

Plus: Overview of All of the other Propositions
by WLADC President Alan Bail and WLADC Board Member and former President of the Westwood-Westside Democratic Club Stephanie Nordlinger

Q & A after each speaker 

Thursday, September 27 7 - 9pm
Westside Democratic HQ --1408 3rd St. Promenade, SM

Please RSVP to Cara
Phone banking immediately before meeting from 5 - 6:45pm on
Proposition 30 YES and
Proposition 32 NO

HQ: 310-395-0155
Click here

Hope to see you there!
Cara Robin
Past President


Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt Democrat of the Year Awards

Please join us for the Los Angeles County Democratic Party’s 2012 Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt Democrat of the Year Awards.

Sunday, September 23, 2012
6:00 PM-7:00 PM Reception & Silent Auction
7:00 PM-10:00 PM Dinner & Awards Program
Westin Los Angeles Airport Hotel

At the event, we will honor a man and a woman from each Assembly District as the Democrat of the Year. (Click here to see the list of honorees.) These honorees will be on the front lines heading into November as we fight to defeat the anti-union Special Exemptions Act Proposition 32, pass Proposition 30 to avoid devastating cuts to our schools and safety net, protect and win important swing seats, and re-elect President Obama and Senator Feinstein.

Your contribution will help us educate, motivate and mobilize the more than 2 million Democrats of Los Angeles County.

For more information or to become a sponsor of the event, place an ad in the commemorative program book or to RSVP, click here, contact us at 213-382-4111, or email

Please join us for our monthly meeting of Progressive Democrats of the Santa Monica Mountains.
And PDA San Fernando Valley - you're invited!

When: Tuesday September 18, 2012
Where: Abuelita's Mexican Restaurant, upstairs
137 S. Topanga Canyon Boulevard -- map and directions here

Join us for dinner at 7PM.  Meeting starts at 7:30

Alan Minsky on Building a New Progressive Movement Inside the Democratic Party!!
Campaign update - Pavley, Brownley
Forum on civil rights with Robert Scheer, Steven Rohde
Update on Malibu Lagoon, Ballona Creek - Marcia Hanscom
Occupy Report - Julie Levine
Opt Out progress report - David Troy/Julie Levine
Chicago Teachers Strike - what does it mean for the rest of the labor movement?
See this article by Alan Minsky on his topic.

Hope you can make it!


Join your friends and fellow activists for an afternoon and evening of
politics, food and music atop beautiful Topanga Canyon!

Saturday, August 18, 3:30pm

Teddi Winograd Courage Award Recipients:
Stanley and Betty Sheinbaum - Lifetime Achievement Award - accepting - Lila Garrett
Fran Pavley - Inside the Democratic Party
S. Brian Willson - Outside the Democratic Party

Special Guests:

Zev Yaroslavsky
Marcy Winograd
Lila Garrett
Brad Parker
Frank Dorrel
Julia Brownley
Mimi Kennedy
Mary Beth Fielder
Sheila Kuehl
Torie Osborn

Suggested Donation: $50 - includes a copy of S. Brian Willson's autobiography, "Blood on the Tracks"

21801 Saddle Peak Rd.
Topanga, CA 90290
Map and directions here.

RSVP or call 310-455-4050
If you wish to place an ad in the program, please call Dorothy at 310-455-4050


FOLLOW THE MONEY... What we in California can do to lead the way for change... and we're not talking Loose Change here...
Thursday, June 14, 7:00 P.M.
St. Bede's Episcopal Church (Sanctuary)
3590 Grand View Blvd., Mar Vista 90066

It's scary out there.  Spending for the Wisconsin recall election by candidates and independent groups is estimated to be between 75 and 80 MILLION DOLLARS.  Republican Super PACs are pouring money into races all over the country and winning; progressives are losing; and Romney will spend 1 BILLION DOLLARS to defeat Obama.  And, of course, Obama will have to raise the same if he is to win.  

I thought we were recovering from a recession.  If there is so much disposable money out there why isn't it being spent to help the economy? To build more roads, to put people to work? Why don't we have Single Payer Health Care?  Why are people losing their homes?  And what can we do to about it?

We can identify the moneybags, the biggest funders of the propositions on the ballots.  And begin to move to amend the Constitution to overturn Citizens United, the Supreme Court's "Corporations as People" decision.  

JOIN US ON THURSDAY, JUNE 14, 2012 ~ 7:00 PM
TRENT LANGE - California Clean Money Campaign and the CA Disclose Act
MARY BETH FIELDER - Move To Amend and United Republic
DANIEL TAMM - Move to Amend  
                          Trent Lange    Mary Beth Fielder     Daniel Tamm
Our Senior Advocate Committee Chair, Frances Pin, writes:
"There are so many things happening now in our country that are serious, in fact detrimental, that it  becomes more infuriating to also listen to the blatant lies the Republican presidential candidate is putting out. This is being done with the help of the media and the money it takes to pay for it all.  What has unleashed this tempest is the Supreme Court in issuing a decision under the name forever to be remembered as "Citizens United", which gives untold power to corporations to spend infinite amounts of money towards political candidates without legally having to divulge where the money is coming from.   
What's going on now?  What can we do about it?  It's time for us to find out more from the grassroots organizations working on overturning the decision of the Supreme Court.  How can we disclose donors to political campaigns so that we could find other ways to combat them?  Is the Federal Elections Commission working for the people or for the corporations?"
When:  Thursday, June 14, 2012 7:00 p.m. (door open 6:45 p.m.)
Where:  St. Bede's Church @ 3590 Grand View Blvd., Mar Vista 90066 (corner of Grand View & Charnock, north of Venice Blvd.)
Free lot and street parking

Program Panel:  Trent Lange (Clean Money Campaign), Mary Beth Fielder (United Republic & Move to Amend), Daniel Tamm (Move to Amend)

Suggested Donation: $5 to help defray event costs




Malibu Democratic Club
Invites You to Our Member Meeting

Sunday, June 3, 2012
11:00 – 1:30

At the Malibu City Hall, Multipurpose room on the lower level.

23825 Stuart Ranch Road, Malibu, California 90265

Facilities are Disability Accessible.

A buffet lunch will be served.
(Included in Membership, A $10 Donation is suggested for Non-members.)

Special Guest Speaker
Congressman Henry Waxman
RSVP to or to Jean at 310-456-1242

All Democrats are welcome.

Please join or renew your MDC membership.

Dues may be paid by check to P.O.Box 561, Malibu, CA 90265 or credit card at
(Individual $25, Family $35 and Sponsorships)

Written questions for Congressman Waxman
may be submitted prior to the event via

Paid for by the Malibu Democratic Club






David & Cristine Card and Darlene Lasher
invite you to an afternoon reception to meet

Torie Osborn
Candidate for State Assembly 2012 • AD 50

Saturday, March 17, 1 – 3pm
DATE CHANGE to St. Patrick’s Day

1349 Duende Lane, Pacific Palisades, Ca 90272
Google Map directions:

RSVP to or to
Tel: 310-454-5024 (Dave) or 310-230-3019 (Cristine)


Make donations online at

Checks payable to Torie Osborn, Assembly 2012

Bring to event or send to address above.  Credit card donations accepted at event or online. 

Please write Host Name/Event Date in memo line.

Please include your Occupation and Employer for donation processing.

Donations support Torie Osborn, Assembly 2012, FPPC # 1331635. 

Contributions not tax-deductible as charitable donations for income tax purposes.

We are required by law to include your occupation and employer in order to process donations.

Web:  Video:   



Past events



Julie picture

Congratulations Julie Fasteau: 2011 Truman Award Volunteer of the Year

2011 Truman Awards Luncheon

Saturday, November 12, 11:00 a.m.
Sheraton Universal Hotel

Tickets $50
Click to order tickets

Download a printable order form


Julie Fasteau has been an active member of the Pacific Palisades Democratic Club board since the battle in 2004 to keep George W. Bush from winning a second term.  Julie has recruited and trained countless volunteers, spent hundreds of hours phonebanking and staffing the club’s Sunday farmers' market table, and led a group of 50 volunteers on a club-sponsored bus trip to Las Vegas to canvas for Obama on Election Day in 2008. 

Julie's efforts also include researching and analyzing ballot initiatives for the PPDC legislative committee.  She has worked on fundraisers and special events with the PPDC program committee as well.  Julie is a retired LAUSD elementary school teacher and has lived in Pacific Palisades for 32 years. 



Nancy Freedman, James Frost, Susan B. Haskell, Sarah Pillsbury, Tom Safran, and Elin Schwartz

Invite you to a brunch in honor of

Councilmember Bill Rosendahl

For re-election to Los Angeles Council District 11

Sunday, January 29, 2012

11am - 1pm

The home of Tom Safran
627 S. Saltair Ave.
Brentwood, CA 90049
(one block east of Bundy, 1/2 block north of San Vicente)

Suggested contributions of $100/person, $500 maximum

Please come even if you don't contribute so you can meet the councilmember




Please join Dr. Thomas Lomis for a meet and greet

with Dr. Lee Rogers
Candidate for U.S. Congress

Sunday, January 29, 2012, 4-6 pm
1598 Michael Ln.
Pacific Palisades

To RSVP or for more information, please contact our campaign at 323-761-9514 or



Please Join
Quay and Sharon Hays, Michael Bedner and Kathy Eldon
In support of
Eric Garcetti
Current President of the Los Angeles City Council / Candidate for Mayor of Los Angeles

For a Reception on Tuesday, January 31, 2012 6 – 8 PM
at The Pacific Palisades Home of Quay and Sharon Hays (Address Provided Upon RSVP)

Donation Levels Host $1,000 Co-Host $500 Supporter $250

For more information or to RSVP please contact:
Stephanie Daily ∙ (310) 497-8162 ∙
Paid for by Garcetti for Mayor 2013 / FPPC ID #1341339, 22647  Ventura Blvd., #301, Los Angeles, CA 91364




Please Join
Norman Chramoff - Alice Clement – Michael Colorge
Fran Diamond - Malibu Mayor Pro Tem Lou La Monte
West Hollywood Mayor Pro Tem Jeff Prang - Lillian Raffle
Cara Robin - Malibu Mayor Laura Rosenthal
Ari Ruiz - Marc Saltzberg
to meet
Assemblymember Betsy Butler
Candidate for the 50th Assembly District
At the home of Fran & Roger Diamond
Thursday, January 5, 2012
Address provided upon RSVP
Betsy has a progressive agenda and works hard to advance California's laws for fairness and justice, equal access to education for all, environmental and consumer protection and good jobs for working families. For more information about Betsy, her work in the Assembly and her campaign, visit

Please RSVP to Lindsay Bubar at or 818.516.4697.


OCT. 26th, 2011    8 PM   Jeffrey Smith of the Institute for Responsible Technology speaks for free about Genetically Modified Food at Cal Poly Pomona Musical Recital Hall, Building 24 … 3801 W. Temple Ave. in Pomona

OCT. 27th, 2011    Bill McKibben of speaks for free at 7 PM at Big Bridges Auditorium at Pomona College in Claremont.  E-mail for free ticket
OCT. 28 - 29th, 2011   Progressive Christians Uniting sponsors the Brave New Planet conference at the Claremont Presbyterian Church in Claremont.  There are lots of speakers and breakout sessions, with food issues being dealt with on Friday afternoon.  Check out
OCT. 29 - 30th, 2011    The first "Green Festival" in L.A.!  (Sure, there have been various Eco-Expos and events calling themselves Green and selling goodies with some businesses posturing as enviro, but this is sponsored by Global Exchange and Green America and has an amazing list of speakers (plus lots of activities in the yoga and movement area, etc.)  Speakers include Tom Hayden, Amy Goodman, Medea Benjamin, Dolores Huerta, the Begleys, Jodie Evans, Bill McKibben, Atossa Soltani, Starhawk, Tezozomoc, and lots more!  $10 a day (or possibly even less) at LA Convention Center.  See

OCT. 31st, 2011    Spoooooky!  GMO speaker on Halloweeeen!!!  Renowned activist from India Vandana Shiva (who reports that 1/4 million farmers in India have committed suicide after many lost their land following Monsanto raising seed prices by 8000%) speaks for free from 7 to 9 PM at Cal Poly Pomona Music Recital Hall.  See
NOV. 1st, 2011   Mother of GMO movement Vandana Shiva speaks at Loyola Marymount University on The Future of the Planet  (and accepts an award) in Hilton Hall 100.  It looks like they want online sign-ups with lots of your info (and whether affiliated with LMU -- I guess just check Friend on that one) for the event, even though they say it is free.  See

Inform students about their right to "opt out" of their school giving their private information to MILITARY RECRUITERS!
Join Palisadians for Peace and CAMS as they distribute Student Privacy (Opt Out) forms to high school juniors and seniors.

Wednesday, October 26, 6:30am
Bell High School
4328 Bell Ave.
Bell, CA 90201

RSVP:  Sandra Sunshine Williams  310-573-1901


Section 9528 of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 2001 (No Child Left Behind) mandates that school districts must provide
 the contact information (names, addresses and telephone numbers) of juniors and seniors to the military upon request unless an Opt Out form
is signed and returned to the school.



OCT. 24, 2011      2-5 PM   OCCUPY LA CITY HALL     Attend and hopefully speak at the LA City Council Budget and Finance Committee during this time so that the 2.6 or 2.7 acres promised as a soccer field or parkland can be salvaged if 4 Korean garment companies develop the rest of the 13-14 acre old South Central Farm site at 41st and Alameda.  The hearing is in Room 1010.  (The South Central Farmers website has not been updated in regards to this hearing, but the website is
OCT. 25th, 2011      9:30 AM onward    Attend / speak at the LA County Board of Supervisors meeting on Temple St. in downtown L.A. to halt the huge Newhall Ranch development in the most sensitive area of the free-flowing Santa Clara River near Santa Clarita.  Building housing for 70,000 people including in the Santa Clara River floodplain will result in deteriorating habitat for many species, flooding of many housing units, traffic crunches along the important Hwy. 5 thoroughfare, and water is not available for this project unless they claim water which is being diverted to current residents since a couple wells had to be closed due to a perchlorate plume in the vicinity.  Write the Bd. of Supes as well to oppose the Newhall Ranch development.  Though not updated for hearing, but see



Roosevelt Dinner Honoring the 2011 Democrats of the Year

Including PPDC's own Susan B. Haskell

for more information:


The LACDP Roosevelt Dinner honoring our 2011 Democrats of the Year will take place Saturday, August 27, 2011 at the Sheraton Gateway Hotel by LAX, 6101 W. Century Blvd., Los Angeles.  A reception and silent auction start at 6:00 PM and the dinner and awards program begin at 7:00 PM.

At the event we will honor a man and a woman from each Assembly District in LA County as the Democrat of the Year.  These grassroots activists will be on the front lines next year as we fight to re-elect President Barack Obama, re-take the House of Representatives, and continue to grow our majorities here in California.


5th Annual HERO Awards
Mistress of Ceremonies:
Debra Wilson
Actress and former MADtv cast member

Candis Cayne
Visionary Award
Hon. Donna Groman
Youth Advocacy Award  
Hon. Mark Leno
Trailblazer Award  
Hon. Anthony Portantino
Mentorship Award

Saturday August 20, 2011
4:00PM - 6:00PM
Sheraton Gateway - LAX
6101 W. Century Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90045, 310-694-0951

Host Committee:
Hon. Betsy Butler * Hon. Steve Bradford * Hon. Susan Rubio Ari Ruiz *  Ed Buck * Reggie Jones-Sawyer
Michael Colorge * Shirin Buckman * Todd Sargent
Alex De Ocampo * Jimmy Gomez


Retaking the House in 2012 Starts With Hahn

Mondays – Fridays: 12:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Precinct Walking:
Saturdays: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Sundays: 12:00 PM – 7:00 PM

You can also click here to make calls from home on their online phone bank.

(If this is your first time using an online phone-bank, click here for instructions.)

Janice Hahn for Congress
2513 Pacific Coast Highway
Torrance, CA 90717
Volunteer Sign-Up:

We can’t let another millionaire Republican try to buy his way into office.  Hahn’s Tea Party Republican oppenent Craig Huey spent more than $500,000 to purchase second place in the Primary.  We must spread the word voter-to-voter about just how dangerous another Tea Party extremist in Congress would be.

Our path to retaking the House in 2012 starts today in CD 36 – please join us in the fight!






CA ID #743962 (not 743963 as stated below--we're working to make the change but don't have an immediate fix)




The Pacific Palisades Democratic Club
P.O. Box 343
Pacific Palisades, California 90272
For more information please e-mail

Paid for by Pacific Palisades Democratic Club. Contributions are not tax deductible. Not authorized by any candidate or campaign.
Fed ID #C00404301. CA ID #743963