Solar Rights Alliance to Speak to SMCDems


This meeting will be held in person at IBEW Local Union 617, 1701 Leslie St, San Mateo on February 16th. Masks are encouraged.  

If California is to achieve its goal to get off of fossil fuels in 15 years, the recent California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) decision, that undermines the solar rooftop and storage batteries rollout, must be undone. Solar Rights Alliance and two other non-profit environmental groups recently appealed to the CPUC to reverse their decision. If that appeal fails, they will take to the courts. This is a fight they - and we - must win.

Hear all about the crisis the CPUC has created for California from Solar Rights Alliance Executive Director Dave Rosenfeld at SMCDems February 16th meeting. SMCDems will be introduced to this resolution during the business meeting. which will be voted on in March.

Get Involved with SMCDems, Join a Committee

San Mateo County Democratic Party is looking for Democrats to help with the work. Many hands lighten the load — or something like that. See a complete list of our committees here.

  • Climate Committee – educates members on climate change and encourages local entities to take action.
  • Events and Fundraising Committee – plans luncheons, picnics, and other get togethers for the SMCDems community.
  • Farmworker Affairs Committee – takes actions to support SMC farmworkers.
  • Program and Education Committee – finds speakers for the half hour before the business meeting.
  • Sheriff Oversight - works with Fixin’ San Mateo to implement oversight of the San Mateo County Sheriff’s office.
  • School to Prison Pipeline - work to end
  • Voter Registration - registers new voters in San Mateo County.

    Signup here.

January 19th Central Committee Meeting Accomplishments

Supervisor Noelia Corzo spoke about the importance of being represented in government who have similar life experiences. Even though one quarter of the county population are Latinos and one half are female, she is the only Latina and woman on the Board of Supervisors. She needed grit, determination and strong supporters to get elected despite having less funding. She has been a supervisor for 3 weeks and assembled a diverse and complete team of employees. She plans to meet with constituents to establish priority goals for district 2.
The Central Committee took these actions:

Elected a new E-Board for a 2-year term:

Chair – Karen Maki
Northern Vice Chair – Victoria Sanchez De Alba
Southern Vice Chair – Diana Reddy
Recording Secretary – Heather Zimmerman
Corresponding Secretary – Rudy Espinoza Murray
Controller – Denton Murphy
Communications Director – Alex Melendrez
Chair Emeritus – Nicole Fernandez

Elected these alternate and associate members to be CADEM delegates:

  • Alex Melendrez
  • Lisa Petrides
  • Jim Lawrence
  • Sam Manneh
  • Elsa Schaefer
  • Belinda Arriaga

Appointed a task force to define a process that will enable the Central Committee to respond to current events quickly when needed. The following people volunteered to be on the task force:

  • Gina Papan
  • Ashleigh Evans
  • Alexis Lewis
  • Alex Melendrez
  • Heather Zimmerman
  • Sandra Lang
  • John Woodell
  • Sam Hindi
  • Karen Maki
  • Nick Akers
  • Diana Reddy



Support the San Mateo County Democratic Party! 


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Use our link and we will receive 30%-50% of each purchase, which will support our 2020 campaign:


All Democrats Are Welcome To Monthly Meetings!


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Until further notice, General Monthly Meetings will be held online via Zoom.




Join Us For The Future Of

The Democratic Party In Our County!



Become An Associate Member

And Join A Committee!!!


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! 

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,

Karen Maki

Chair, SMCDems


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Contact Information:


Mail: 63 Bovet Rd, #137, San Mateo, CA 94402
Phone: 650-344-1714
Email: [email protected]
Twitter: @SMCDems
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