Sep 02

Recommendations from Executive Committee

The Santa Monica Democratic recommends the following candidates for endorsement at our meeting on Thursday, September 8, 2016.

CITY COUNCIL (for 4 spots)
Gleam Davis
Tony Vazquez
Ted Winterer

SANTA MONICA COLLEGE TRUSTEE (for 3 spots)
Sion Roy

RENT CONTROL BOARD (for 2 spots)
Anastasia Foster
Caroline Torosis

Sep 02

Endorsement Meetings

The Santa Monica Democratic Club will host two very important meetings to endorse candidates and measures for the November 8th election.

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Date:  Thursday, September 8, 2016
Time:  6:30 pm (sign-in begins at 6pm)
Place: Santa Monica Main Library Auditorium
601 Santa Monica Boulevard, Santa Monica

Hear from Democratic candidates, then members vote on who we should endorse for the election.

RENT CONTROL BOARD and LOCAL, COUNTY & STATE BALLOT MEASURES
Date:  Monday, September 12, 2016
Time:  6:30 pm SHARP! (sign-in begins at 6pm)
Place: SM Main Library Multi-Purpose Room (2nd Floor)
601 Santa Monica Boulevard, Santa Monica

Hear from Democratic Rent Board candidates and people on both sides of local and county measures, then members vote on who the club will endorse for the election. For the 17 State Ballot Measures, we will offer a recap and the recommendations of the Executive Board of the Santa Monica Democratic Club.To be a voting member, the person has to have joined the club and paid dues at least 30 days before the endorsement meeting.  Those whose dues were paid in 2015 may renew on the day of the meeting, and vote.

Public underground parking, easy access to Big Blue Bus, Light refreshments

Hope to see you there!

 

Aug 29

Gavin Newsom at S.M. Dem. Club

We were thrilled to have Gavin Newsom visit our club on Sunday, August 28, 2016.

If you weren’t able to be there, enjoy the video on YouTube. Click on the image to watch.

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Aug 24

Visit Us at Clinton Campaign Headquarters

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Jul 30

Letter to Assemblyman Bloom re: AB 1066

Honorable Richard Bloom
Member of the Assembly, 50th Assembly District
State of California

Re: Farmworker Overtime Bill – AB 1066

Dear Assemblyman Bloom:

Among the points of commonality shared between the Santa Monica Democratic Club and you as our assemblymember, is a commitment to issues affecting workers. Even before your first election to the Santa Monica City Council you were marching against injustice and for a living wage.

Now another group of the most hardworking among us – farmworkers – need that commitment to fairness and justice you demonstrated for hotel workers. As has been the case with resistance to a living wage, employers spend time and money to deny the earned overtime wages. Agribusiness, while paying exorbitant amounts to its lawyers and lobbyists, decries the need while profiting from the backbreaking additional work. Smaller and small farms feel the pinch, but the farmworkers suffer the difficulty and the health consequences.

Our economy, national and state, rests on the shoulders of people who do the hardest work while multiple others benefit. Those workers, especially farmworkers whose working and living conditions are generally among the poorest, earn every nickel and every dollar they are paid. When they continue that very hard work after 8 hours, surely already exhausted and with their health at risk, it cannot be a question whether they should be paid overtime.

Please vote “Yes” on Assembly Bill 1066, continuing your commitment to economic justice for workers.

Thank you for all of your hard work,
SANTA MONICA DEMOCRATIC CLUB

Jay P. Johnson                                 Maryanne Solomon

Co-President                                             Co-President

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