August 2016 Chair's Newsletter

 

San Mateo County Democratic Party Newsletter
August 2016

 

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

THE BLUE TIDAL WAVE IS ON ITS WAY! After an incredibly inspiring Democratic National Convention, it's time to roll up our sleeves. 

The very disturbing and strange polling numbers means we can't take ANYTHING for granted in the Presidential race as well as Senate and Congressional races around the Country. We COULD take back the Senate and gain big numbers in the House. And we have an amazing team in Clinton and Kaine. Senator Kaine proved he's got what it takes to be a great partner to lead the country. The amazing stories from Clinton supporters, family and friends enlightened us even more to Hillary's dedication to making our country a better place for all and her HERstory of activism in her younger years. She truly has proven she's a Public Servant!  

Senator Bernie Sanders graciously submitted his delegates to the grand total. Unfortunately the Bernie delegates weren't having it. They even booed their own candidate.  We need to remind ourselves that for most of them, this was their first experience being a delegate and being involved in party politics. Their in-experience clearly showed. This is the way of the nomination process. One candidate wins, one concedes.
 
It is up to us in the party to embrace their passion and desire for change and to listen, collaborate and respect their dedication. We need those new voices and especially the new YOUNG voices!

I couldn't have been more proud to see our Democratic superstars like Elizabeth Warren, Bill Clinton, Cory Booker, Bernie Sanders, our governor Jerry Brown, Kamala Harris, and of course, President and Mrs. Obama take the stage and fire up the crowd with truth, statistics and de-bunking the lies from the right. 

 

If this convention has proven anything, it is that our Party is the Party with the understanding of our complex world, ideas about the underlying problems and how to fix them and the wherewithal to undertake those fixes (rather than making empty promises of greatness).




 

Congratulations to all who won in the June Primary, BUT.....

I call on all who prevail in these races to be advocates for bringing all Democrats together once our candidate for U.S. President is revealed. We need to get Democrats elected at ALL LEVELS!

There are races in other states that can also use our help! NEVADA, PENNSYLVANIA, NEW HAMPSHIRE, OHIO, NORTH CAROLINA AND FLORIDA are Senate races we could take! MAINE, NEW YORK, WISCONSIN, IOWA, MINNESOTA, TEXAS, ARIZONA AND NEVADA all have Congressional races that are toss ups!

LETS GET TO WORK!


GRAND OPENING!!! SATURDAY AUGUST 13TH FROM 2PM-5PM

THE IRA RUSKIN DEMOCRATIC HEADQUARTERS OF SAN MATEO COUNTY  
2907 El Camino Real in Redwood City.


JOIN State Senator Jerry Hill, Assemblymen Kevin Mullin, Rich Gordon and Phil Ting 
and other local elected Democrats across the County. 

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This location is strategic to our goals of doing strong outreach to Latino voters and to the voters of District Four,
where voter turnout was low in the Primary election. 

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HELP FUND OUR HEADQUARTER! WE ARE ACCEPTING DONATIONS OF ANY AMOUNT TO COVER THE COSTS OF RUNNING THE HEADQUARTERS FOR FOUR MONTHS, SO WE MAY PUT ALL OUR FINANCIAL EFFORTS TOWARDS GETTING DEMS ELECTED!   GO HERE: contribute

 Please contact April Vargas at aprilsmcdemocrats@gmail.com to help out.

ALL HANDS ON DECK! 

We need volunteers to phone bank, walk prescincts, stuff envelopes, sell Democratic swag and much more! 

Also extremely excited to announce The San Mateo County LATINA/O DEMOCRATIC CLUB has received a grant from NextGen to conduct voter outreach and registration in the Latino Community. Their research shows there are more than 50,000 Latino voters that could be registered in our County. They will be working out of this extremely strategic location and looking to reach all areas of the Latino community to get them engaged. CONGRATS!!!!
We look forward to helping the club reach it's goals. Jon Jacobo and Claudia Lopez have been great leaders to create and lead this project.

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THEIR PROJECT IS CALLED VOTA YA!


SPECIAL EVENT COMING IN SEPTEMBER!!!

HILARITY


GET TICKETS HERE




 

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! 


***TWO 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!

AND....a new club proposal for and Asian/Pacific Islander Democratic Club is also in the works.  Contact Chair Jeffrey Adair @  peninsluadem@gmail.com to become involved! 


Coastside Democrats
Contact: Bill Kehoe  coastdembill@gmail.com
Events:  

Contact: Dorie Paniza dodorie2000@yahoo.com

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


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

Event: General Membership Meeting     August 20    9am to 10:30am.  Guest speaker TBA.

Candidate's Endorsement Forum currently  scheduled for Saturday 9/10, Endorsement Meeting Sunday 9/11.
Daly City Democrats

Contact: Judy Heldberg - judyece@aol.com
Events: 

Peninsula Democratic Coalition
Contact: Nicole Fernandez  nicole.a.fernandez@gmail.com
Event: PDC Annual Picnic  August 20 4-7pm  Shoup Park, Los Altos  400 University Ave   $10 suggested donation

Peninsula Stonewall Democrats:
Contact:  Jason Galisatus, Alan Yan
Sept 11 event coming at SMCDCC HQS with Congresswoman Anna Eshoo


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

San Mateo County Democracy for America
Contact: Ashleigh Evans - asevans2002@aol.com 

Contact:  Carole Dorshkind, cdorshkind@comcast.net

Event: August 3rd 6:45pm
Michael Moore's aclaimed film "WHERE TO INVADE NEXT"
  " Free - wheelchair accessible - refreshments
Woodside Road United Methodist Church, 2000 Woodside Rd., Redwood City 

***ALSO COLLECTING BACKPACKS FOR SAMARITAN HOUSE AT AUGUST GENERAL MEETING
Event: August 20 SMCDFA voluteering at Second Harvest
Event: August 27 Fundraiser for Ami Bera
         cal 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: Jon Jacobo  jonjacobo.sf@gmail.com 

 Latino voter engagement campaign,  VOTA YA    please contact Jon to get involved! 




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


 

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