Jonathan Hull

DVC: Resist! The Relentless Attack on American Democracy and How We Fight Back


Resist! The Relentless Attack on American Democracy and How We Fight Back

                        A presentation by David Pepper
             Chair of the Ohio Democratic Party, 2015-2021
Author of Laboratories of Autocracy: A Wake-up Call from Behind the Lines


With a special introduction by Rob Bonta, Attorney General of California


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A well-organized, determined minority has worked for years to undermine our democratic foundations and establish permanent GOP rule. In this talk, author and law professor David Pepper tells us where the greatest threat lies and what steps we can and must take to win the fight for democracy in America.


Before this event, we encourage you to read David's book, Laboratories of Autocracy: A Wake-Up Call from Behind the Lines.


This talk is co-sponsored by:

Peninsula Democratic Coalition
Santa Clara County Democratic Party
San Mateo County Democratic Party
Field Team 6


This event is FREE, but contributions to the DVC are greatly appreciated. Please consider making a contribution today

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David Pepper served as the Chairman of the Ohio Democratic Party between 2015 and 2021. In that role, he was engaged in numerous fights and extensive litigation over voter suppression and election laws in the Buckeye State.


Pepper has written four novels, and the Wall Street Journal named him "one of the best political-thriller writers on the scene.”


David served on Cincinnati City Council from 2001-2005. In 2006, he flipped Hamilton County blue for the first time in 40 years when he ousted the incumbent commissioner, and served on the Commission from 2007-2010, including as its president in 2009-2010. He was elected chair of the Ohio Democratic Party in December 2014 and served through 2021. David teaches election and voting rights law at the University of Cincinnati College of Law.

January 30, 2022 at 1:00pm

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SMCDems: Jan, 2022 Central Committee Meeting

January 20, 2022 at 7:00pm

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SMCDems: Coalition Building to Power Summit

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January 29, 2022 at 12:00pm

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Pledge to Vote NO on the Recall

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Sign this pledge to Vote NO in the Sept. 14th, 2021 Recall Election.  We encourage you to Vote NO on item one.  This signals your support for Gov. Gavin Newsom and the fantastic job he's been doing for all Californians. 

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Local Chartered Democratic Clubs

Learn about issues, meet fellow Democrats in your community, and take action! Below you find a list of chartered Democratic Clubs in San Mateo County. 

(Click here to learn more about the function of Democratic clubs. Information courtesy of the Peninsula Democratic Coalition.) 

If you need to re-charter your club or would like to start a new club, you need to provide a roster of members in good standing, bylaws, and a payment (which can be made online) for your club to be chartered before the July 2021 meeting. Payment is equal to $1 for each member in good standing. Here are links to a sample set of bylaws and a template for completing the required roster.

1. Sample Bylaws

2. Club Roster Template

Be sure to let us know as you begin the process. We are very happy to help you get organized as you are getting started with your new Democratic Club. Email us with any questions.


San Mateo County Officially Chartered Democratic Clubs 


Coastside Democratic Club
Email: Kathy Klein   [email protected]
Phone: 925-451-1280
Web: Coastside Democratic Club
Facebook: Coastside Democratic Club

Dem Fems of Silicon Valley
Email: Shelly Masur   [email protected]
Phone: 650-814-0349
Facebook: DemFems of Silicon Valley 

Filipino American Democratic Club of San Mateo County
Email: Juslyn Manalo   [email protected]
Facebook: Filipino American Democratic Club of San Mateo County

North Peninsula Democratic Club
Email: Dan Stegink (Chair)   [email protected]
Phone: 650-697-6249
Facebook: North Peninsula Democratic Club

Pacifica-Daly City Democratic Club
Email: Mary Ann Plum   [email protected]
Facebook: Pacifica-Daly City Democratic Club

Peninsula Democratic Coalition
Email: Lorri Holzberg   [email protected] or [email protected]
Address: PO Box 97, Los Altos, CA 94023-0097
Web: Peninsula Democratic Coalition
Facebook: Peninsula Democratic Coalition
Twitter: @PeninsulaDems 

San Mateo County Democracy for America
Email: Susie Raye   [email protected]
Phone: (650) 573-7544
Web: San Mateo County Democracy for America
Facebook: San Mateo County Democracy for America
Meetings: The first Wednesday of every month, at 7 pm (Zoom)

San Mateo County LatinX Democratic Club - ⭐ NEW FOR 2020
Email: Rudy Espinoza-Murray   [email protected] or [email protected]
Join: San Mateo County LatinX Democratic Club
Web: San Mateo County LatinX Democratic Club

San Mateo County Stonewall Democratic Club - ⭐ NEW FOR 2020
Email: Chris Sturken   [email protected]
Phone: (650) 454-7907
Join: San Mateo County Stonewall Democratic Club
Facebook: San Mateo County Stonewall Democratic Club

Other Democratic Clubs

Peninsula Young Democrats
Email: Erin Chazer   [email protected]
Facebook: Peninsula Young Democrats
Twitter: @PYDems

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Our monthly meetings are held on the THIRD THURSDAY of every month at 7:00 PM.  Check the Events page to confirm this month's meeting date and to get attendance information.  All are welcome.

Also consider joining one of our many chartered clubs. Contributions are an important way to help your local party function. And make sure to sign up as a volunteer. We have regular community activities. Come make a difference in San Mateo County.

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Resolutions Adopted by the Central Committee of the

San Mateo County Democratic Party

   Resolutions express the position of the San Mateo County Democratic Party.   Additionally, they may be an attempt to influence the actions of public officials and the public.   They have a preordained format (three “whereas” clauses and one or two “therefore” clauses.    A regular resolution is read to the Central Committee at the first meeting where it is introduced, and a majority of the membership must support it at the next meeting when it is voted on.  An urgent resolution is voted on at the meeting where it is first introduced and must win by a two thirds vote.  Elected delegates, alternates and ex-officios may introduce resolution.

Topic Title Date Adopted


2021-11 Enhanced Access to Rooftop Solar and Net Metering Nov. 18, 2021


2021-10 Advance Public Safety on the Caltrain Corridor Nov. 18, 2021


2021-9 Equitably Electrifying all Buildings and Vehicles in California Nov. 18, 2021


2021-8 In Support of Seamless Transit Principles Nov. 18, 2021


2021-7 In Support of Afghan Refugees August 19, 2021


2021-6 In Support of the Medicare for All Act of 2021, H.R. 1976 June 17, 2021


2021-5 Latino Democrats Against Recalling California Governor Gavin Newsom June 17, 2021


2021-4 Equity Endorsement Pledge (EEP) Encouraging San Mateo County Elected Officials and Influential Endorsers to help dismantle White Supremacy, system recism, sexism, and ableism May 20, 2021


2021-3 Stop the Republican Recall of Governor Gavin Newsom April 15, 2021


2021-2 Resolution in Support of Senate Bill (SB) 90 and Assembly Bill (AB) 1416, the Ballot DISCLOSE Act March 18, 2021
Governance 2021-1 Resolution Calling for Investigation of Congressmembers Who Violated Their Oath of Office Jan. 21, 2021
Police Reform 2020-6 Resolution Calling for San Mateo County Mayors and Councilmembers to Sign Former President Obama’s National Mayor’s Pledge to Reform Police Use of Force Policies Aug. 20, 2020
2020-5 Resolution Urging State and Local Governments to Completely Remove Illegal and Unenforceable Racially-Restrictive Covenants from Real Estate Transaction Documents and Processes Aug. 20, 2020
2020-4 Resolution in Opposition to Proposition 22 July 16, 2020
2020-3 Resolution in Support of the Black Lives Matter Movement and Increased Safety for County Residents June 18, 2020


2020-2 Resolution to Denounce Stigmatization, Xenophobia, Hateful Racism arisen from COVID19 Pandemic & to Honor Asian Americans during Asian Pacific Islander Month May 21, 2020
2020-1 Resolution Urging San Mateo County Board of Supervisors, the California State Legislature, and U.S. Congress to Protect Farmworkers During COVID-19 and Pesticide Exposure with Personal Protection Equipment April 16, 2020

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  • Yearly dues for associate members of the San Mateo County Democratic Central Committee are $25
  • Dues must be paid by the member themselves.