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Please note that the San Mateo County Democratic Central Committee does not make endorsements or recommendations for its own membership.

To find information on candidates for these positions please use the League of Women Voters service, VotersEdge, to locate your ballot. There may be information there about your candidates.

There is also information on the general ballot at the County of San Mateo Election Site, ShapeTheFuture.org. You can also use that site to find information regarding your ballot and voting location. 

 

 

 



San Mateo County Democratic Party Newsletter
MAY 2016

 

San Mateo County Democrats say LET'S GET DEMS ELECTED! 

The California Primary is just a little over a month away! June 7th is IMPORTANT! The VOTE BY MAIL ballots go out on May 9th. 

In this month's newsletter, I'm asking...what are you doing to get DEMS elected?

Attending rallies? Making Calls? Walking precincts? Donating money or time? Telling your friends? Using Social Media? Or ALL OF THOSE? We must be aggressive in the coming months. 

The pundits are predicting a record turnout for the GOP here. We can't let them take hold again in our state. Their dysfunction has no place here in California. 

And, across the United States there are several races that could be won by Dems with support from us! Be prepared to create a BLUE TIDALWAVE! 

 

OUR FIRST 2016 FUNDRAISING EVENT was a HUGE success!!! 
The Vinyl Room in Burlingame was an amazing host.

We had TWENTY FOUR co-sponsor candidates and activists who helped to make it such a great event! 
Thanks to all who turned out and participated! 

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SMC DEM NEWS:
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The Republicans State Convention was last month and lots of excitement there with all 3 of the GOP presidential frontrunners making an appearance. Protestors in front of the hotel made the Donald walk over a wall and up an embankment to get into the venue through the back door. 
Although there was SOME violent behavior by some out of county visitors, the Burlingame Police Dept and associate law enforcement did and amazing job controlling the crowd. They should be commended for their professionalism and restraint.


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On May 1st, all over California in 53 Congressional districts with approximately 4,600 candidates, the DNC caucuses were held for Hillary and Bernie delegates interested in going to the National Convention in Philly.  Only 317 will actually serve as delegates, their next step will be waiting for the Primary results on June 7th. The percentages for each candidate ill be tabulated and delegates assigned according to the voter turnout for each candidate. 



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The opening of THE IRA RUSKIN SAN MATEO COUNTY DEMOCRATIC HEADQUARTERS will be in July somewhere mid-peninsula. If anyone has a lead on 2000+ sq ft of space on a transit corridor (preferably El Camino Real) please let me know! 

We will be having many events in the coming months, so stayed tuned for details as they come. We will be starting a regular SPEAKERS SERIES every meeting with current events, issues and candidates being presented to the attendees. I had many wonderful diverse conversations at convention with speakers to bring to you all soon! 


 

DEMOCRATIC CLUB EVENTS AND NEWS:

If you are in a Democratic Club or are a leader in those clubs, encourage your members to become alternates or associate members of the Central Commitee. It's a great way to get more involved. As one of the levels of memberships, you can attend state conventions as a proxy OR join one of our great committees! 


***NEW CLUB FORMING!!!  A new club is in the works specifically for East Palo Alto, East Redwood City, East Menlo Park...our SouthEast part of the County!  Please contact peninsuladem@gmail.com if interested in helping and/or joining! With the help of EPA Councilman Larry Moody and EPA Mayor  Lisa Yarbough Gauthier we are collecting interested parties!


Coastside Democrats
Contact: Bill Kehoe  coastdembill@gmail.com
Events:  Tom Steyer, philanthropist and environmentalist, will be the featured guest at ​our Annual Meeting ​Tuesday, ​May 17th ​from 7 pm - 9 pm ​at a ​venue to be determined.  ​If interested, please RSVP: info@coastsidedems.org

​​

Contact: Erlinda Galeon e.galeon41@aol.com

Hillsborough Democratic Club
Contact: Sandy Narayan-Franchi - sdnara@comcast.net

 
North Peninsula Democratic Club
Contact: Marge Colapietro  Marge4Millbrae@att.net 
Events

Pacifica/Daly City Democrats
Contact: Judy Heldberg - judyece@aol.com
Events: 

Peninsula Stonewall Democrats:
Contact:  Jason Galisatus, Alan Yan
Event:  We would like to invite you to our fundraiser for Palo Alto City Councilmember Marc Berman on May 24th from 7 to 9 PM at John Bentley's Restaurant at 2915 El Camino Real, Redwood City. We early endorsed Councilmember Berman for his bid for Assembly because he has been a long-time ally of the LGBTQ community, and he has the policy experience to strengthen the Peninsula. Don't just take our word for it. Come meet him yourself by coming to our event. We hope to see you there!"




Peninsula Young Democrats 
Contact: Noveed Safipour  peninsulayoungdemocrats@gmail.com

San Mateo County Democracy for America
Contact: Ashleigh Evans - asevans2002@aol.com
Events:    local community, children are healthier and better prepared school, and the cost to public assistance programs drops.    

San Mateo County Democratic Families Club
Contact: Ray Mueller

San Mateo County Latina/o Democratic Club
Contact: Mitchell Oster - coachoster@gmail.com

 




REMEMBER...ANY DEMOCRATS IN SAN MATEO COUNTY WHO REGISTERS AS AN ASSOCIATE MEMBER CAN SERVE ON A COMMITTEE AND CAN BE ELEGIBLE TO BE ASSIGNED A PROXY VOTER AT CONVENTIONS!          JOIN NOW!

 


Getting and Staying Involved

Interaction and building of all our current Democratic Clubs is a priority. Regular reports, inviting club membership to our monthly meetings, and encouraging them to join a committee or become an alternate/associate member is important for all of us. The more, the merrier! With our newly chartered  Latina/o Club and a newer club being introduced at our next meeting, we are growing stronger! Keep it up! 

Another great way to support the party on a state level is to join DEM2016. *** DONATE EVERY MONTH... A one time contribution or monthly is a simple, easy great way to help keep the party strong all over California! 


I want to remind everyone that as elected members of the Central Committee, it is our responsibility to be representatives of Democratic values to the people of our County--helping to educate and guide them and finding and promoting Democratic candidates at all levels of service to our community. This year’s board or associate members could become the next city council person, supervisor, assemblymember, or senator.

There are many ways to get involved with the San Mateo County Democratic Party and we invite all local Democrats to support their Party by volunteering. Please take a look at our Web page, Facebook, or Twitter to keep abreast of events or issues that may be of interest. Make sure when you’re participating in a Democratic event that you use social media to get the word out. Make everyone want to be where you are!

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Help me in inviting all local Democrats to join us in keeping San Mateo County BLUE!
Democratically Yours,

 

Jeffrey Adair

Chair, SMCDEMS

 

 GENERAL MONTHLY MEETINGS   THIRD THURSDAYS   7:30PM-9:30PM

Transport Workers Union Local 505 Meeting Hall

1521 Rollins Road, Burlingame
RSVP HERE
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Paid for by the San Mateo County Democratic Party and not authorized by any candidate or their committee


 

CHAIR'S APRIL 2016 MONTHLY NEWSLETTER

 



Although it's April Fools Day..this Election 2016 is no joke! This is THE ELECTION OF OUR GENERATION!

In this month's newsletter, I'm asking...what are you doing to get DEMS elected?

Attending rallies? Making Calls? Walking precincts? Donating money or time? Telling your friends? Using Social Media? Or ALL OF THOSE? We must be aggressive in the coming months. 

The pundits are predicting a record turnout for the GOP here. We can't let them take hold again in our state. Their dysfunction has no place here in California. 

And, across the United States there are several races that could be won by Dems with support from us! Be prepared to create a BLUE TIDALWAVE! 




OUR NEXT GENERAL MEETING IS APRIL 21ST AT 7:30PM




 Our San Mateo County Democratic Central Committee (SMC DCC ) elections always coincide with the Presidential Primary election every four years.  The ELECTION is June 7th, 2016. 

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FOR THE FIRST TIME IN A LONG TIME...WE HAVE CONTESTED RACES IN AL FIVE DISTRICTS! 

 We are elected by County Supervisor District.  Our DCC makeup for 2016-2020 will be: 

District 1 - 4 members...5 CANDIDATES
District 2 - 5 members...8 CANDIDATES
District 3 - 6 members...8 CANDIDATES
District 4 - 4 members...5 CANDIDATES
District 5 - 3 members...5 CANDIDATES    

to learn more about the Central Committee candidates go to: SHAPE THE FUTURE


 

CDP

Jeffrey --

California's harsh criminal sentencing punishes communities, not just offenders. That's why California Democrats support the Public Safety and Rehabilitation Act to stop the revolving door of incarceration.

CA Public Safety + Rehabilitation

Will you join Governor Brown by helping to collect signatures to qualify the Public Safety and Rehabilitation Act for the November ballot?

Governor Brown will be in Oakland with faith and community leaders on Sunday, April 3, for a volunteer signature-gathering drive.

"California's penal code has become utterly counterproductive and a far cry from a fair and effective system of criminal justice," said Governor Brown.

Can you join Governor Brown and Oakland faith and community leaders on Sunday, April 3, at 1 P.M.?

Acts Full Gospel
1034 66th Avenue
Oakland, CA 94621

Turn in signed petitions, pick up petitions to take with you to gather signatures, and hear from the governor.

RSVP by email at info@safetyandrehabilitation.com

Can't join us on Sunday?

You can still help by clicking here to request petitions to get the Public Safety and Rehabilitation Act on the November ballot.

Thanks,

CADEM Action Team

 


 


SMC DEM EBOARD NEWS:


The opening of THE IRA RUSKIN SAN MATEO COUNTY DEMOCRATIC HEADQUARTERS will be in July somewhere mid-peninsula. If anyone has a lead on 2000+ sq ft of space on a transit corridor (preferably El Camino Real) please let me know! 

We will be having many events in the coming months, so stayed tuned for details as they come. We will be starting a regular SPEAKERS SERIES every meeting with current events, issues and candidates being presented to the attendees. I had many wonderful diverse conversations at convention with speakers to bring to you all soon! 


 

DEMOCRATIC CLUB EVENTS AND NEWS:

If you are in a Democratic Club or are a leader in those clubs, encourage your members to become alternates or associate members of the Central Commitee. It's a great way to get more involved. As one of the levels of memberships, you can attend state conventions as a proxy OR join one of our great committees! 


***NEW CLUB FORMING!!!  A new club is in the works specifically for East Palo Alto, East Redwood City, East Menlo Park...our SouthEast part of the County!  Please contact peninsuladem@gmail.com if interested in helping and/or joining! With the help of EPA Councilman Larry Moody and EPA Mayor  Lisa Yarbough Gauthier we are collecting interested parties!


Coastside Democrats
Contact: Bill Kehoe  coastdembill@gmail.com
Events:  Tom Steyer, philanthropist and environmentalist, will be the featured guest at ​our Annual Meeting ​Tuesday, ​May 17th ​from 7 pm - 9 pm ​at a ​venue to be determined.  ​If interested, please RSVP: info@coastsidedems.org

​​

Contact: Erlinda Galeon e.galeon41@aol.com

Hillsborough Democratic Club
Contact: Sandy Narayan-Franchi - sdnara@comcast.net

 
North Peninsula Democratic Club
Contact: Marge Colapietro  Marge4Millbrae@att.net 
Events/News: We are very pleased to have endorsed both the Peninsula Young Democrats' Housing Resolution and the June ballot Measure AA : Clean and Healthy Bay at our March meeting.  Thank you to Noveed Safipour and Mitchell Oster for their presentations.  Additionally, members voted to have an Informational Candidates Forum for the June Primary.

Our next General Meeting will be on Saturday, April 16, 2016, 9am-10:30am, Peter's Cafe, 10 El Camino Real (NE corner of Millbrae Ave. and El Camino Real. Everyone invited to attend.  Sign-in begins 8:45am.  No-host breakfast will be offered.
Guest Speaker will be San Mateo County Coordinator for Human  Trafficking - Mike Brosnan.  He will also address this worldwide issue, it's
it's relativity to Cities and Town in SMC and successes.  Free admission.

Pacifica/Daly City Democrats
Contact: Judy Heldberg - judyece@aol.com
Events:  State Senator Jerry Hill will be the speaker at the upcoming monthly meeting of the Pacifica-Daly City Democrats Club on Saturday, April 16, at 9:30 AM in the rear banquet room of the Sharp Park Golf Course Restaurant in Pacifica. Doors will open at 9 AM.  Because of the popularity of Senator Hill, a large crowd is expected.  It is recommended that you arrive early, as parking, as well as seating, may be limited.

Breakfast is available at $12, or continental at $6 or just coffee at $3.  However, no purchase is necessary, and the meeting is free and open to the general public. For more information, contact Judy Heldberg, judyece@aol.com or 650-359-6874.

Peninsula Stonewall Democrats:
Contact:  Jason Galisatus

Peninsula Young Democrats 
Contact: Noveed Safipour  peninsulayoungdemocrats@gmail.com

San Mateo County Democracy for America
Contact: Ashleigh Evans - asevans2002@aol.com
Events:   April 6   7pm  at  Woodside Road United Methodist Church 
Speaker: "The High Cost of Low Wages" Bradley Cleveland from the San Mateo County Union Community Alliance,  Raising the minimum wage in local communities has a ripple effect that extends beyond the individual low-wage worker:  working families spend more in the local community, children are healthier and better prepared for school, and the cost to public assistance programs drops.

  • Club Officer elections
  • SMCDFA Task Force reports
  • Endorsement votes for Ami Bera and Michael Eggmanpple effect that extends beyond the individual low-wage worker:  working families spend more in the local community, children are healthier and better prepared school, and the cost to public assistance programs drops.    

San Mateo County Democratic Families Club
Contact: Ray Mueller

San Mateo County Latina/o Democratic Club
Contact: Mitchell Oster - coachoster@gmail.com

 


ALL OUR STANDING COMMITTEES ARE WORKING HARD!  
     

MANY THANKS to our new CHAIR OF MEMBERSHIP CECILY HARRIS! She will be promoting new members everywhere she goes! 

REMEMBER...ANY DEMOCRATS IN SAN MATEO COUNTY WHO REGISTERS AS AN ASSOCIATE MEMBER CAN SERVE ON A COMMITTEE AND CAN BE ELEGIBLE TO BE ASSIGNED A PROXY VOTER AT CONVENTIONS!          JOIN NOW!

 


Getting and Staying Involved

Interaction and building of all our current Democratic Clubs is a priority. Regular reports, inviting club membership to our monthly meetings, and encouraging them to join a committee or become an alternate/associate member is important for all of us. The more, the merrier! With our newly chartered  Latina/o Club and a newer club being introduced at our next meeting, we are growing stronger! Keep it up! 

Another great way to support the party on a state level is to join DEM2016. *** DONATE EVERY MONTH... A one time contribution or monthly is a simple, easy great way to help keep the party strong all over California! 


I want to remind everyone that as elected members of the Central Committee, it is our responsibility to be representatives of Democratic values to the people of our County--helping to educate and guide them and finding and promoting Democratic candidates at all levels of service to our community. This year’s board or associate members could become the next city council person, supervisor, assemblymember, or senator.

There are many ways to get involved with the San Mateo County Democratic Party and we invite all local Democrats to support their Party by volunteering. Please take a look at our Web page, Facebook, or Twitter to keep abreast of events or issues that may be of interest. Make sure when you’re participating in a Democratic event that you use social media to get the word out. Make everyone want to be where you are!

                                         smc dem sqfacebooktwitter

Help me in inviting all local Democrats to join us in keeping San Mateo County BLUE!
Democratically Yours,

 

Jeffrey Adair

Chair, SMCDEMS


 


 GENERAL MONTHLY MEETINGS   THIRD THURSDAYS   7:30PM-9:30PM

Transport Workers Union Local 505 Meeting Hall

1521 Rollins Road, Burlingame
RSVP HERE
MAP


Paid for by the San Mateo County Democratic Party and not authorized by any candidate or their committee


Contact Information:
Mail: 751 Laurel Street, Box 702, San Carlos, CA 94070
Phone: 650-581-1350
Email: contact@smcdems.org
Twitter: @SMCDems
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