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2017
Volunteering with the Pacific Palisades Democratic Club




Find us at the Palisades Farmers' Market
Now at Palisades High School
Sundays, usually 9:30 or 10:30 AM till 1 PM


But wait, don't just stop by, say hi, and learn what's up ...

Or sit with us at the table and help PPDC spread word to the community about
upcoming events and elections!


info@palisadesdemclub.org / 310-230-2084





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Swing SoCal Left


Republicans control all three branches of the U.S. government.
 
Gain twenty-three House seats in 2018 and that ends.
 
Five of the most flippable seats are in SoCal!
 
The mission is clear. Come help.

Upcoming events:

Learn How to Register Voters
Wednesday, May 10 near UCLA

St. Alban's Episcopal Church
580 Hilgard Ave., L.A.

Meet like-minded progressives who want to join forces
and take back Congress in 2018!

Limited neighborhood parking, but you can park across the street in the structure beside UCLA's Westholme Avenue entrance for a small fee....

More About Register Blue at:  https://registerblue.com/

https://www.facebook.com/events/243404766127855/



Or can you travel to Laguna to help flip CA 48?
(Bonus: It's beautiful there....)

Saturday, May 6
10 AM - 1 PM

The Laguna Beach Democratic Club will be hosting voter registration training covering "hot spot" registration and door-to-door canvassing.
Other volunteer ops here:
https://www.lagunabeachdemocraticclub.com/

http://swingsocalleft.org/index.php/events/




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Pacific Palisades Phone Banks and Canvassing
for Nick Melvoin

Phone Banks
Tuesdays:
May 9
5 to 8 PM

Location:
Teles Real Estate 15515 Sunset Blvd (next to Ritrovo)

Host:
Ivy Greene, Palisadian who owned the children's clothing store on Swarthmore
Ivy's phone: 213-334-0208
(please call Ivy to confirm, prior to arriving)

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Pacific Palisades Canvassing for Nick Melvoin
Every Saturday from 10 AM to 1 PM

Location:
14839 Sunset Blvd., just east of Drummond
Host: Ivy Greene, 213-334-0208 (please call Ivy to confirm, prior to arriving)

Interested in phoning from home or work (we won't tell your boss!)? Please reach out to Ivy. Even if it's a group of 2 or 3 she will train you to use the phone bank system. If you have an hour, 30 or even 15 minutes you can make a few calls.

There is also Voter Circle -- super easy email generator to send emails to your district friends!

Go to nickmelvoin.com
Click on Voter Circle
Follow the instructions.

Voter Circle will generate a list of your friends and their emails from your contacts who reside in the voting district.  You can use the Voter Circle template or write your own email.  You then send out the email to all your friends at once or you may prefer to type in each of yours friends' names in and send individually. You can unselect any names you don't want to send the email to.  

This is an easy tool to send an email out this month, next month and then the morning of the election with a short "Good morning, it's Election Day!
Remember to go to your polling station and PickNick!"
Voter Outreach Trip to the Antelope Valley
Saturday, May 13, 2017 | 7:30am - 3pm







SEA CHANGE BUS TRIPS -- TAKE BACK THE HOUSE!

Sea Change is making our third trip to the 25th Congressional District to knock on doors, engage Democrats, and educate and register voters. Will you join us?

Bus will leave from Los Angeles.
Space on the bus is limited --
separate RSVP (click here) required for each attendee.

We'll take a bus from Los Angeles to the Antelope Valley and work with the Democratic Club of the High Desert to strategically connect with the voters they need to reach. Training, materials, breakfast, lunch, water, and parking will be provided.

Help us reach more voters and move a step closer to taking back the House of Representatives and standing up to the Trump administration. Sign up to join us today!

Resist. Insist. Persist.

PS If you can't join us on May 13th but would still like to contribute toward the trip, please click here to make a gift and support the volunteers who will be knocking on doors.

 



More ways to help take back the House



1) Phone Bank on behalf of Rob Quist for Congress

Voters in Montana and across the country are fired up for the upcoming special election on May 25.

Republicans are EXTREMELY nervous about this race. Late last week, the Congressional Leadership Fund -- a super PAC aligned with House Speaker Paul Ryan -- announced a massive $800,000 ad buy to defeat Quist. And that's on top of the $1.2 million the National Republican Congressional Committee plans to spend in MT between now and Election Day.

We can make a difference and help flip this congressional seat!

RSVP here to phone bank
Thursday, May 4th
5 - 8 PM
Brentwood/WLA location
We will send you the address and directions.
Bring a phone AND computer or tablet.

If you can't attend on Thursday and want to phone from home contact wlaphonebank@gmail.com for further instructions.

More information on the campaign: Rob Quist for Montana Information and Action Items


Grassroots Fundraising for Rob Quist for Montana

The Quist campaign is powered by the regular people of Montana who want to have a leader in Congress who will stand up for Montana values. We can support this effort by donating ourselves and creating local fundraisers in our communities.

THINK CREATIVELY – host a wine and cheese event in your home and ask everyone to donate an amount of their choosing ... ask a group of friends to go out for drinks and donate the equivalent of a collective round of drinks to the campaign ... have a BBQ and ask everyone to donate.  (With enough notice we can also help you to get campaign posters, stickers or other material to share at your event.)
 
Here is the link you can share to collect donation:
Action Together Network: Support Rob Quist for Montana!
https://act.myngp.com/Forms/-79560794079614

 Let's show the people of Montana that we support their desire to have a quality candidate represent their needs in Washington!
 
Questions? wlaphonebank@gmail.com.





2) What's next in the Jon Ossoff for Congress Campaign

Help Recruit Volunteers to Canvass in State

The campaign is looking for volunteers who want to travel to Georgia to put boots on the ground and knock on doors: Face-to-face canvassing is the best way to convince voters to Get Out And Vote for an election! Make it a road trip and carpool with a group of friends....

Complete this form to volunteer. The campaign will contact you with details of where to go and training will be provided to you on site in Georgia (along with lodging) -- no experience needed.
Be part of this historic campaign and true grassroots movement.

For those who need to stay home, phone banking will continue in mid-May.

For more information on the campaign, check out ATN's Jon Ossoff for Congress Information and Action Items






 

 
 
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PREVIOUS VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES





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Looking for ways to fight the Trump Administration's
abysmal Executive Orders and other dangerous, cruel, and misguided policies?

The Pali Dem Club is your clearinghouse for action.



 
SAVE THE DATE:

SUNDAY, MARCH 26

A CALL TO ACTION


Meeting details TBA -- watch this space

 

Come out on 3/26 and learn what you can do




Meanwhile, here are a few ways to stay involved and make your voice heard


Indivisible: A Practical Guide For Resisting The Trump Agenda,
created by former congressional staffers who reveal best practices for
making Congress listen
https://www.indivisibleguide.com/


Women's March on Washington: 10 Actions for the First 100 Days
https://www.womensmarch.com/100


Countable: Contact your Reps, Influence Congress, Vote on Bills
This is great, an app for Apple/Android or to read online.
What's going on this week in Congress,
updates on political votes, news and bills
https://www.countable.us/










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Code Blue Nation Supports Laurie Warner's Special Election

On February 14 there will be a special election in Minnesota House District 32b.
Laurie Warner is a progressive, labor-endorsed Democrat
trying to win this rural district in Chisago County.

This seat opened because former State Rep. Bob Barrett was found to live outside of the district he represented. The Minnesota Supreme Court ruled that a special election would be needed to fill the seat.

Warner is now running against hardline conservative Anne Neu, former chairwoman of the House Republican Campaign Committee.

THIS ELECTION IS WINNABLE. The district was represented by a Democrat just 8 years ago and this special election is an excellent opportunity to flip it back to BLUE.
There are 76 Republicans and 57 Democrats in the state house with 1 seat unassigned.
This is the seat we are going to win with your help.

Our Code Blue liaison to the campaign is Tamara Levenson who can be reached at codebluewla@gmail.com

Laurie Warner's Campaign:
http://www.lauriejwarner.com/

Meet Laurie Warner:
http://www.lauriejwarner.com/meet-laurie-warner/laurie-warner/about-laurie-warner

Information on Minnesota's February 14th Special Election:
http://www.lauriejwarner.com/special-election-info/laurie-warner/february-14-2017-special-election

Laurie Warner's Virtual Phone Bank Script and VPB Link:
https://www.openvpb.com/vpb_bycode/5E0C12M-9190

Code Blue Nation Members who have any questions can contact Tamara Levenson at codebluewla@gmail.com.








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HISTORICAL INFO ON PREVIOUS VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
FYI






Something big we can do to try to make things better...

 Phone calls to win
Louisana's U.S. Senate race



[CLICK HERE TO LEARN HOW]


As you might know, Louisiana has the opportunity to elect one more Democrat to the U.S. Senate on December 10.

The reason this is so important it that with this additional Democrat, we'd need only two Republican Senators to vote with Dems to preserve President Obama's gains and keep Medicare and Social Security safe.

If you'd like to make calls from home to help elect Foster Campbell, the Democratic candidate running for U.S. Senate in Louisiana, please click here to send Jane an email expressing interest. She will contact you and give you all the information you need so you can quickly get started.

Thank you for everything you've done and continue
to do! This is a difficult time but together we'll not only
get through it, we'll make things better.
 
-- Jane and Nora






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Thanks to everyone who volunteered at our
Westside Democratic Headquarters
during election season
www.westsidedemhq.org
1627 Montana Ave., Santa Monica

The Santa Monica HQ was staffed 7 days a week starting in August 2016,
9 AM to 9 PM till 11/5,
6 AM - 9 PM 11/5 - 11/ 8
and was the top-performing HRC campaign office in California
(and likely one of the top in the country)
thanks to you


Drop us an e-mail at info@palisadesdemclub.org or call 310-230-2084
if you have questions post-election
or want to volunteer in the Palisades


(e.g., farmers' market tabling, events planning)


Now is not the time to give up, and the Pali Dem Club never will.

We need as much help as ever
to organize against the Republican agenda!

info@palisadesdemclub.org • 310-230-2084

 




 



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From our friends at the West L.A. Dem Club




BUSES TO VEGAS
 
Email ellen.bridle (gmail) for details

 
From Ellen:

Folks,

I'm again recruiting for road trips to support Democrats in Nevada! They definitely need our help if we're going to dump Trump! And keep Harry Reid's Senate seat.

I can truthfully say that I've found talking to voters in person, when registering them or precinct walking, to be more rewarding than I ever imagined. I've learned a lot about what's important to people, I *know* that I am responsible for some Democratic votes, and I've traveled with fabulous people and made new friends. So please -- even if you've never done this before, give it a try!

The club may be able to help with some expenses, so don't let cost be a deterrent.

Thanks very much, and I hope to see you in Nevada!


 
Email Ellen and she'll send you a volunteer form showing potential dates and asking for your areas of interest and your availability
Aug. 6 till Nov. 6



contact ellen.bridle (gmail)
or CLICK HERE to sign up











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Tuesday, 6/7/16 was Primary Day!  

Until the polls close on Tuesday, you can make a difference by helping your candidate's election efforts through phone banking and precinct walking.

Below are some GOTV opportunities
(listed alphabetically)



CLINTON CAMPAIGN:


You can drop by anytime between 9:00 AM and 9:00 PM
to Phone Bank/Precinct Walk!


Amira Perryman
Email: Aperryman@hillaryclinton.com
Phone: (404) 295-2487
Woodland Hills Office
6100 Topanga Canyon Blvd.
Woodland Hills, CA 91367
Promenade Mall 2nd Floor Food Court
 
Michael Armstrong
Email: marmstrong@hillaryclinton.com
Phone (815) 262-7680
Pico Union Office
2005 W. Pico Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90006
Pico and Hoover near downtown
 
Francheska Khrimian
Email: Fkhrimian@hillaryclinton.com
Phone: (819) 915-9002

 

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SANDERS CAMPAIGN:


CLICK HERE to go to EVENT CENTRAL and plug in your ZIP code
to find a Bernie Sanders GOTV event near you.  
They are all over town...


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Visit the websites of any of our endorsed candidates
for their campaign volunteer info!












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MORE HISTORICAL INFO -- FYI -- on 2012 election volunteering

More to come on 2016 as the year (and, we hope, the country) progresses!
 

We're looking for volunteers on many fronts, but especially in connection with our 2012 Get-Out-The-Vote effort and our newly opened campaign headquarters on the Third St. Promenade in Santa Monica.

November’s election is absolutely critical for California.  In addition to re-electing the President, which we're working hard to do at HQ in conjunction with Organizing for America - CA, whose Santa Monica field office is located within the headquarters, we must help restore Califonia's financial health and prevent corporations from buying our political process.  At the Westside Democratic HQ, we’re doing everything we can to educate our communities about what is at stake on November’s ballot.

We need you now more than ever.  Sign up here to volunteer a few hours of your time.

Here is what we're working on:

YES on Proposition 30 -- Without it, our school funding could be in jeopardy, classrooms will see fewer teachers, and tuition will shoot through the roof!  We must help our fellow Californians understand the importance of passing this measure.

NO on Proposition 32 -- This proposition would allow big businesses and Super PACs to literally buy our elections, changing forever how politics works in this state. We can not allow these special interests to take away the political voice of the working class.  Prop 32 is the most deceptive measure on the ballot and MUST NOT PASS.

This and so much more is at stake on November 6!

Help us educate voters on these important statewide propositions.  Click to join us.

Our HQ here on the 3rd Street Promenade is buzzing with excitement -- phone banks, voter registration, speakers, and events -- and we need you to help keep it going.  We have lots of volunteer opportunities; there's something for everyone.  Check out our upcoming events and click the link to sign up!

Thank you for your help.  We look forward to seeing you soon.

Your Westside Democratic HQ Team
1408 Third Street, Santa Monica Promenade, 3rd Floor


Phonebanks

Tuesday, September 25, October 9, 5pm-8:30pm

Thursday, September 20 & 27, October 4, 5pm-8:30pm

Saturday, September 22 & 29, October 6, 2pm-5pm

CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP TO MAKE CALLS -- WE NEED YOUR HELP


Tabling

We do tabling on the 3rd Street Promenade every day from 12pm-6pm.  Come help register voters, talk with folks about the CA propositions, and get people excited about re-electing President Obama.

CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP FOR TABLING


SPECIAL EVENTS

We need volunteers to help with setup and breakdown, guest sign-in, food and drink, and volunteer recruitment.  All events will be held at the Westside Democratic HQ, 1408 Third Street, Santa Monica Promenade, 3rd Floor.

Thursday, September 27, Gil Garcetti will speak on Proposition 34 -- Replaces Death Penalty with Life Without Parole
Monday, October 3, Presidential Debate Watch Party and Town Hall Discussion
Thursday, October 11, Vice Presidential Debate Watch Party
Tuesday, October 16, Presidential Debate Watch Party
Monday, October 22, Presidential Debate Watch Party

CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP FOR OUR SPECIAL EVENTS TEAM


Other Activities

With so many things to do for this election, there's something for every volunteer.  Please let us know what other activities you might be interested in doing and we will find a place for you.

CLICK HERE to let us know how you would like to help.

 

                                            Farmers' marketPhoto credit: Joan S., via Yelp

 

Tabling with us at the Sunday farmers' market on Swarthmore in one of two shifts, 9 - 11am and 11 - 1pm, is a great way to get in the game without making phone calls, doing data entry, or knocking on doors (all of which have their own charms).  At the FM you're face-to-face with fellow Palisadians, showing them that fellow Democrats will be working hard this year to fight for the policies and candidates we believe in.

And that the Republicans at the table down the block will not go unchallenged.

You'll typically be paired with a PPDC board member who will show you the ropes.  It all adds up to a very mellow yet effective way to spend a couple of hours in a pleasant place while contributing to the community and sticking up for things you feel passionately about.

Please contact us at info@palisadesdemclub.org, or call us anytime at 310-230-2084 and let us know you would like to be a volunteer!  We'll make it easy for you.

 

VOLUNTEERING AREAS OF INTEREST

 

Sitting at farmers' market table with board member on a Sunday

Participating in Get-Out-The-Vote phonebanking

Participating in Get-Out-The-Vote door-to-door canvassing

Participating in Get-Out-The-Vote poll-watching

Working at PPDC 2012 headquarters in Santa Monica, August - November

Helping with special PPDC events

 

 



CORRECTION TO CA ID#:
CA ID #743962 (not 743963 as stated below--we're working to make the change but don't have an immediate fix)

 

 

 

The Pacific Palisades Democratic Club
P.O. Box 343
Pacific Palisades, California 90272
310-230-2084
For more information please e-mail info@palisadesdemclub.org

Paid for by Pacific Palisades Democratic Club. Contributions are not tax deductible. Not authorized by any candidate or campaign.
Fed ID #C00404301. CA ID #743963