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.
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
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.
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
Turn in signed petitions, pick up petitions to take with you to gather signatures, and hear from the governor.
Can't join us on Sunday?
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 email@example.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!
Contact: Bill Kehoe firstname.lastname@example.org
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: email@example.com
Contact: Erlinda Galeon firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact: Sandy Narayan-Franchi - email@example.com
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.
Pacifica/Daly City Democrats
Contact: Judy Heldberg - firstname.lastname@example.org
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, email@example.com or 650-359-6874.
San Mateo County Democracy for America
Contact: Ashleigh Evans - firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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!
Help me in inviting all local Democrats to join us in keeping San Mateo County BLUE!
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