October 2017 Chair's Newsletter

San Mateo County Democratic Party Newsletter
OCTOBER 2017

 
Dear San Mateo County Democrats,

I am in shock as I write to you today. News about a horrific mass shooting in Las Vegas is overwhelming the news. I keep asking my friends and family why these situations continue to occur in this great country. After weeks of catastrophic hurricanes in the Caribbean and Gulf states, I’m feeling pretty devastated and have contributed to the Red Cross as much as I can. If you can’t make a financial donation, consider donating blood in memory of or in honor of the victims of these natural and human-caused events.

On the bright side, a very hard working SMCDems Endorsements Committee brought forward a high caliber list of individuals and measures for endorsement at the September 21 General Meeting. These individuals earned our endorsement:

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September 2017 Chair's Newsletter

San Mateo County Democratic Party Newsletter
SEPTEMBER 2017

 
Dear San Mateo County Democrats,

I have a lot to write about today, in particular about Elections, Endorsements, Education and Executive Board topics.

Now that summer is nearly over, we must gear up for a Fall of Resistance.  It’s time for us to start defining our game plan for 2018 to keep San Mateo County Blue.  It has never been more important for the San Mateo County Democrats to get engaged in a battle for democracy. In June and November 2018, there will be a significant number of City Council, Board Supervisor, and Constitutional races, and ballot measures. We need to be ready and we need everyone’s help starting now.

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August 2017 Chair's Newsletter

San Mateo County Democratic Party Newsletter
AUGUST 2017

Dear Friend -- 

Fifty years ago was a time of major social change in America. It was the Summer of Love in San Francisco. Young people disagreed with the “establishment” and showed it through music, art and what they wore. “Make love, Not war,” they told us.

Today is another time of major social change. Platforms separate Democrats and Republicans. Divisions within the parties keep our elected Representatives and Senators from drafting and passing the laws our great country needs. Chaos reigns in the West Wing. We know this, but let’s not let the media alarms distract us. 

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July 2017 Chair's Newsletter

 

San Mateo County Democratic Party Newsletter
JULY 2017

 
Dear Friend --    

It's summertime and the pace of resistance is not going to slow down. We have so much to do to fight back to hold onto our Democratic values. And like you, I am spending a lot of time tracking the news, making calls, sending emails, and attending events.

When I’m not being a news junkie or activist, I am working with some great Democrats to plan the San Mateo County Democratic Party’s signature summer fundraising event and launching the fall political program.

 

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feb 2017 newsletter

FROM THE DESK OF CECILY HARRIS, CHAIR:

 


I'm very pleased to report that your San Mateo County Democratic Party is working hard on a number of different initiatives to re-engage volunteers and mobilize all Democrats to take back the United States from the Trump Administration.  We're also focused on building and growing a bigger and stronger San Mateo County Democratic Party to keep this County BLUE and assist the California Democratic Party in supporting the other great Democratic majority Counties and supporting and transforming any other California Counties that need our help to Democratic Counties. 

Yes we Can and Yes we Will. We invite you to join us as we have a big job ahead of us.

We'll be hosting a Mobilize San Mateo County Event in March to share the many ways that you can make a big difference by volunteering. 

We'll be hosting a Strategic Planning Session in April to invite you to help define your San Mateo County Democratic Party.

Some other efforts are still in early planning stages and will be announced shortly.  Please watch the website and social media for more information about how to get more involved. 

In the meantime, here are some Democratic Club events and programs that you shouldn't miss!

Coastside Democrats

Weekly Coffee and Discussions

Location:  Ebb Tide Café, 311 Mirada Road in Miramar

Date: Friday’s at 11 am.

Coastside Democrats Board members Sabrina Brennan and Meg Fried have started a weekly drop-in for people who want to start planning a Democratic response to the new Administration.  Join like-minded Democrats. 

North Peninsula Democratic Club

General Meeting

Date: Saturday February 18, 2017 - 9am

Location: Peter's Cafe Millbrae Ave. & El Camino Real

Peninsula Democratic Coalition / Peninsula Young Democrats 

Annual Membership Luncheon 2017

Date: Saturday, February 18th, 11:30am-2pm

Location:  Los Altos Youth Center, 1 N. San Antonio Road, Los Altos

Cost: FREE for members Cost: $5 for lapsed or non-members. Join the PDC/PYD onsite and lunch is free! Renew/Join for 2017 and skip the renewal lines: www.peninsulademocrats. com/join_pdc

The Peninsula Democratic Coalition (PDC) and The Peninsula Young Democrats (PYD) present new AD-24 Assemblymember Marc Berman: “Impact of TRUMP Presidency on California: What’s Ahead and What We Can Do About It.”   A lunch buffet will be served, free of charge.

Don’t miss this PDC 2016 Annual Meeting: Board election, lunch, speech!

www.peninsulademocrats.com

 

 



And finally - come to our monthly General Meeting on Thursday February 16.  Meet and Mingle with Democrats at 7 pm and participate in the meeting at 7:30 pm.

Thanks,

Cecily Harris
Chair

 

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Standing Together 2017

SMC DEMS endorsed Democrat, San Carlos Mayor Cameron Johnson and other local elected officials led another effort to inspire positive action among Peninsula residents sharing similar values. Johnson observed a shared concern among residents around the trajectory of progressive causes following the November election, and received several inquiries as to what residents could do in response.

With the help of volunteers, Johnson, San Mateo County Democratic Party and a host of other local elected officials coordinated the Standing Together fundraiser Wednesday at Devil’s Canyon Brewery in San Carlos.

“It’s an opportunity to spend some time with people who share their concerns and talk about ideas for thinking about our world,” he said.

The organizing group identified four nonprofits as beneficiaries of the event, which more than 300 people attended. The Natural Resources Defense Council, International Institute of the Bay Area, Emerge California and Samaritan House will each receive a portion of the more than $26,000 raised Wednesday.

Johnson said those participating in the event would be asked to write down action steps with positive impacts that they planned to execute in the following year.

“We think it’s very important that people take action and that they channel their concerns and the anxiety they’re feeling to help improve their country,” he said. “We think it’s important they do something with this time.”

We are very proud to be a co-sponsor! 

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jan17 chair's newsletter

San Mateo County Democratic Party Newsletter

JANUARY 2017


ADEM (Assembly District Election Meetings) delegate elections are this month! Please attend and vote in your Assembly District for delegates who will represent us for the next two years to the State Party. See candidate bios here

AD19: Assemblyman Phil Ting
convener: Hene Kelly
Sunday Jan. 8th  12:30pm-3pm 
Doelger Cafe
101 Lake Merced Boulevard
Daly City, CA 94015

AD22: Assemblyman Kevin Mullin
convener: Nicole Fernandez
Sunday Jan. 8th 9:30am-12noon
Transport Workers Union Local 505
1521 Rollins Rd.
Burlingame, CA 40102

AD24: Assemblyman Marc Berman
convenver: Aly Abramowitz
Satruday Jan. 7th 10am-12:30pm
Hillview Community Center
97 Hillview Ave
Los Altos, CA 94022

This is my last official newsletter as Chairman of the Democratic Party of San Mateo County. We will be holding our reorganization elections on January 19th, 2017 and I have decided not to run for re-election this position. 

My demands from personal life and my "real job" need more attention. I will continue to support and engage as much as I'm able. It has been an enormous honor and gratifying privilege to lead the party for these last two years. We've increased our visibility, raised  funds, and helped many Democrats get elected in our county. I hope I've made you proud in my leadership and I know I leave everything in good hands with the new leaders. 

We will be electing:
Chair
No. Vice Chair
So. Vice Chair
Corresponding Secretary
Recording Secretary
Controller
3 State Party Eboard Reps
3 additional State Delegate seats. 




   We need YOUR HELP to be strong and set the example, I hope you will consider VOTING for our ADEM delegates to the State Party (cadem.org) on January 7th and 8th, or become a member of one of our sub-committees or an associate member of the Democratic Central Committee of San Mateo County (smcdems.org). 






 


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! 


OFFICIALLY CHARTERED DEMOCRATIC CLUBS IN SAN MATEO COUNTY:


Coastside Democrats
Contact: Bill Kehoe  coastdembill@gmail.com

Event: Accountability & The Presidency  February 5th, 2017
Not sure what to do now after the election? Do you want to hold the new administration accountable? We invite you to hear local resident Linda Galindo. Linda has been speaking about, educating and coaching CEO's and leadership teams about accountability for 20 years. Join us on Sunday February 5, from 3-5 pm, location on the Coastside tbd. Bring a food item to share; beverages provided.  RSVP: coastdembill@mail.com, so we know how large a space we will need for this engaging and interesting event.  
Hillsborough Democratic Club
Contact: Sandy Narayan-Franchi - sdnara@comcast.net 


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

Event: general meeting on  Saturday 1/21/17 - Peter's Cafe - 9am.
Contact: Christopher Ranken  chrisr@ranken.com

Peninsula Democratic Coalition
contact: Nicole Fernandez   nicoleafernandez@gmail.com 

Event: We will be having our Annual Meeting on Saturday, February 18 from 11:30-2pm at the Los Altos Youth Center (1 N San Antonio Rd, Los Altos, CA 94022). Free for members, $5 for guests. Our keynote speaker will be newly elected Congressman Ro Khanna. All are welcome. More info at http://www.peninsulademocrats.com/


San Mateo County Democracy for America

Contact: Ashleigh Evans - asevans2002@aol.com 

Contact:  Carole Dorshkind, cdorshkind@comcast.net

Event: Wednesday Jan. 4, 2017 6:30. United Methodist Church. Corner of Woodside Rd and Alameda in Redwood City 
"Post Election Stategies"  speaker: Magan Pritam Ray chair of  ACLU Northern California will help identify the national, state and local issues of importance in 2017. 

OTHER DEM CLUBS:
         cal commune prepared school, and the cost to public assistance programs drops.   

Peninsula Stonewall Democrats:

Contact:  Jason Galisatus, Alan Yan

Peninsula Young Democrats 

Contact: Noveed Safipour  peninsulayoungdemocrats@gmail.com

Contact: Jon Jacobo  jonjacobo.sf@gmail.com 

Filipino American Democratic Club:

Contact: Dorie Paniza dodorie2000@yahoo.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! 

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
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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: 650-344-1714
Email: contact@smcdems.org
Twitter: @SMCDems
Facebook: SMCDems on Facebook

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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.

latino club

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!

                                         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


 

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May 2016 Chairs Letter

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! 

vinylroom2016
 


 

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.


dnc philly

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!

                                         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

 

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April 2016 Chairs Letter

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

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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!

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