On March 30, the Santa Monica Democratic Club hosted a community presentation on the City’s Downtown Community Plan/Downtown Specific Plan. The capacity crowd heard and saw panelists David Martin, City of Santa Monica Director of Planning, Mary Marlow, co-chair of a Neighborhood Council subcommittee studying the DCP, and Ron Goldman, architect and member of Santa Monica Architects for …View full post
The Los Angeles County Democratic Party (LACDP) is honoring Santa Monica Democratic Club co-President, Maryanne Solomon, as Democrat of the Year in the 50th Assembly District. Celebration of the honor will be at LACDP’s annual Roosevelt Dinner on November 8.Activist Democrats, two from each Assembly District in Los Angeles County, are selected annually. This year, …View full post
DATE: Wednesday, January 25, 2017
LOCATION: Pico Branch Library – Not our usual location!
After seeking feedback from the community on what our club should focus on in 2017, we are going to start with “Activism 101: How YOU can make a difference at the local level”. For those of us who feel newly reinvigorated toward activism after the election, we will be hosting an interactive discussion with local activists, party delegates, and elected officials to go over the basics of how you can effect change. Learn the most effective tools to have a result starting here in Santa Monica all the way to Washington DC.
Full list of speakers will be announced in January.
Additionally, at this meeting we will hold a vote on whether or not to endorse L.A. County Measure H, which will appear on the March 7, 2017 Countywide ballot. Measure H would levy a temporary 10-year quarter-cent sales tax to raise $355 million annually to pay for services and housing for the 47,000 homeless residents of L.A. County in accordance with the Approved Strategies to Combat Homelessness Plan adopted by the Supervisors in February 2016.
In order to vote on the endorsement of Measure H, new members will have to pay their 2017 dues by December 26, 2016. Those who joined the Club in November or December 2016 are considered 2017 members. Club members from 2016 may re-register at the door.
Register now at ActBlue: https://secure.actblue.com/page/smdcmembers
Date: Sunday, January 8, 2017
Time: 12:30 pm
Place: Santa Monica Main Library Auditorium (First Floor)
601 Santa Monica Boulevard, Santa Monica 90401
The first opportunity we will have after the 2016 election to have a voice in the future of the Democratic Party is on January 8, 2017. Every district in California will be holding its ADEM meeting to vote on who will represent our assembly district in the California Democratic Party. At 12:30pm each candidate will deliver a speech, followed by voting from 1-3pm.
Due to increased interest after the presidential results, this year’s ADEM is likely to be more competitive than ever, which means members of our club must show up on January 8 to make sure our voices are well represented. Our executive board will consider recommending candidates for this position once the full list of delegate candidates is known next week. For now, please save the date for this important election.
Public underground parking, easy access to the Big Blue Bus
All Democrats registered in the 50th Assembly District can vote. Hope to see you there!
Wednesday, January 25, 2016 – Program to be announced.
We will meet at the Pico Library Annex – Virginia Avenue off Cloverfield Blvd. at 7:00pm
Thursday, February 23, 2016 – Election of the Executive Board and at-large members and
guest speaker will be State Senator Ben Allen at 7:00pm
Hope to see you at both these meetings!
The results of the general election for Local, County, State, and National races.
*Endorsed by Santa Monica Democratic Club
MEMBER of the SANTA MONICA CITY COUNCIL
MEMBER of the SANTA MONICA COLLEGE BOARD
Rob Greenstein Rader*
COMMISSIONER of the SANTA MONICA RENT CONTROL BOARD
JUDGE SUPERIOR COURT
Office No. 11 – Debra Archuleta*
Office No. 42 – E. Matthew Aceves
Office No. 84 – Susan Townsend*
Office No. 158 – Kim Nguyen*
MEMBER OF THE STATE ASSEMBLY – 50th DISTRICT
MEASURE 51 – YES*
MEASURE 52 – YES*
MEASURE 53 – NO*
MEASURE 54 – YES*
MEASURE 55 – YES*
MEASURE 56 – YES*
MEASURE 57 – YES*
MEASURE 58 – YES*
MEASURE 59 – YES*
MEASURE 60 – NO
MEASURE 61 – NO
MEASURE 62 – NO
MEASURE 63 – YES*
MEASURE 64 – YES*
MEASURE 65 – NO*
MEASURE 66 – YES
MEASURE 67 – YES*
US REPRESENTATIVE – 33rd District
Please join us on Wednesday, November 30, 2016 in the Library (2nd floor Community Room) at 7:00pm for an election recap as we dig deep into the results and what they mean for the future.
Hope to see you there!