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,

Jay P. Johnson                                 Maryanne Solomon

Co-President                                             Co-President

Jul 28

Barbi Appelquist Interview at DNC

July 27, 2016

SM Democratic Club Executive Committee Member and Board Member of National Women’s Political Caucus was interviewed by CCTV-America at the Democratic National Convention.

See it here:

Jul 11

July 28th Clinton Acceptance Speech Watch Party

Right here in Santa Monica!

Join our friends at the Pacific Palisades Democratic Club for a Convention Watch Party as Hillary Clinton accepts the nomination for President. Be a part of history!

Thursday, June 28. Doors open@ 6pm.
920 Colorado Avenue (offices of Cross Campus)
$20. admission supports the August opening of a local Democratic campaign headquarters and gets you a light dinner, drinks, and a giant screen TVs.

Get more information about replying and paying here.
See the invitation here.

Jul 03

Save the Date – Endorsement Meetings

Thursday, September 8, 2016
The Santa Monica Democratic Club will introduce Democratic Candidates for City Council, School Board, and Santa Monica College Trustees. Members will then vote to endorse.

Martin Luther King Auditorium of the Santa Monica Library, 601 Santa Monica Blvd. 90401, 6:30-9:00pm

Monday, September 12, 2016
The Santa Monica Democratic Club will introduce Democratic Candidates for Rent Control Board and some state and local ballot measures. Members will then vote to endorse.

Multipurpose room of the Santa Monica Library, 601 Santa Monica Blvd. 90401, 6:30-9:00pm

Jul 03

Watch Ted Lieu at Dem. Club Meeting

Congressman Ted Lieu was our guest speaker on June 29, 2016. If you weren’t able to make the meeting, you can watch the youtube video.

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