2018 home page archives

Nobody Is Above the Law — Mueller Protection Rapid Response

PROTESTS of the Sessions resignation/firing WERE CALLED FOR THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2018, 5 PM. We brought you details here…

Organized by MoveOn.org

Thanks to everyone who attended one of the rallies held across L.A.

The watch continues:

Sign up here to participate if Mueller himself were to be fired

Location: California Incline
Santa Monica
760 attendees have RSVPed as of this posting
Per the organizer, if ROSENSTEIN were to be fired BEFORE 2 PM on a given day, people would meet @ 5 PM the same day.
If Mueller or Rosenstein were fired AFTER 2 PM, the gathering would begin @ NOON the following day


Thousand Oaks Mayor Andrew Fox asked for blood donations at area hospitals after November’s shooting. Even months later it helps to rebuild the supply…

The places for blood donations are:

1) La Reina High School, 106 W Janss Rd., Thousand Oaks. Walk-ins are welcome.

2) A donation site is also open at Best Western/Thousand Oaks Inn at 75 West Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks.

Also, if you want to donate MONEY, please direct all donations to http://vccf.org

to ensure that they go directly to the families.

For our gun-control action page, click here



Extra, extra, read all about it!

Click here to read September’s PPDC newsletter!
(or ones from previous months, if you missed them)




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Wonderful to see so many people at our Sun., Aug. 26, 2018
 Summer Garden Party
With Rep. Ted Lieu, State Sen. Ben Allen, AM Richard Bloom, City CM Mike Bonin
We sold out and had close to 200 in attendance!
To those who missed this opportunity, don’t worry — we’ll keep working to bring you more


Kudos to everyone who showed up at the PaliDems / Heal the Bay beach weekend cleanup and pitched in!


Here’s just some of what you helped remove and catalog:


PaliDems at Palisades 2018 4th of July parade
Wow, what fun to be out in force reminding the community there’s hope for a better way and a better world! Thanks to everyone who signed up to walk with us in the parade and got their free PPDC t-shirts….



Missed June’s 55,000-strong rally downtown in support of Keeping Families Together?

Here are more ways to take action:

Search for local events: http://map.familiesbelong.org/search.php

Great seeing fellow PaliDems out marching with PPDC!

Friend-of-PPDC Robert Scheer of TruthDig was there — were you?

Let us know if you have a story to tell.


Sincerest thanks to everyone who attended or donated generously in honor of our event on June 16, 2018: reception/screening/discussion of documentary Newtown

With civil discussion about gun violence   #StandWithStudents

Read about the event here — report by Zach Garai, PPDC’s Pali High board rep

Thanks too to the phenomenal, eloquent, inspirational panel!

Action Items list handed out at the event live links, phone numbers to call, and resources to tap



Full house at May 2018’s

Hot Topic Speaker Series event

Fake News and the Modern Consumer

PPDC brought in journalism professionals with local and global experience to talk about how to discern and treat fake news and identify spin on a Tuesday night, and you filled the room — thanks for making time to come!


Above, at lectern: PaliDems President Erika Feresten



Terry McCarthy

President & CEO, Los Angeles World Affairs Council

Bill Bruns

Lifelong journalist & Editorial Adviser, Palisades News

John Harlow

Editor-in-Chief, Palisadian-Post and former Guardian reporter

Maryam Zar

Former foreign correspondent & moderator


Wow and WOW.

So many of you showed up for the 2018 March for Our Lives, both downtown and in Santa Monica.

The passion, the energy, the spicy signage, the orange, the solidarity … all incredibly inspiring!


Special thanks to those who rode on our bus

and marched holding the PaliDems banner.  : )



 Our January Annual Meeting (open to all!) with

State Sen. BEN ALLEN

Assemblymember RICHARD BLOOM

City Councilmember MIKE BONIN

County Supervisor SHEILA KUEHL

was a huge success, with over 200 in attendance to hear what’s in store for 2018

Read all about it here




Previous Hot Topic Speakers Series event: WOMEN EMPOWERED

at the Palisades Library Tuesday, 3/13/18



Pictured left to right: Nancy Perlman, Elena Christopoulos, event organizer/moderator Maryam Zar, Sara Mitchell, Sonya Blake, event organizer Janet Turner


Thanks to everyone who attended the Feb. 3, 2018 rally,

co-sponsored by State Sen. Ben Allen


Rally photos to come!

Meanwhile, check out this exclusive PaliDems video from right before the rally:

Ted Lieu explains the Nunes memo


 Most recent PaliDems event:

Open to all

Ben Allen  Richard Bloom   Mike Bonin   

State Sen. Ben Allen
Assemblymember Richard Bloom
City Councilmember Mike Bonin
County Supervisor Sheila Kuehl

(listed alphabetically, pictured left to right)

Sunday, Jan. 28, 2 – 4:30 PM
at Pacific Palisades Woman’s Club, 901 Haverford Ave.

This event served as the club’s official “annual meeting,” though the club holds many events throughout the year and its board meets monthly

Read all about it here, and stay tuned for news of our next event!



Democrats won the day in Alabama, Virginia, and elsewhere in Nov. and Dec. 2017,

thanks to grassroots action from people like you.

Many of you made calls or texted in support of campaigns across the country, including the big one,

electing Doug Jones and keeping Roy Moore from swaggering around on the Senate floor!

We can restore sanity and decency to America,

but only if we all pitch in to GET OUT THE VOTE.

That’s how elections are won or lost …


From our speaker series:


  • Pictured L to R: Moderator Maryam Zar; Jennifer Kim, County Homeless Initiative Team; Steven Gray, L.A. Family Housing; Tyler Monroe, Safran & Associates; Cally Hardy, L.A. City Dept. of City Planning Housing Unit;
    L.A. City Councilmember Mike Bonin

Pacific Palisades Democratic Club Presents
A Panel Discussion on Housing

October 24, 2017, 6 – 7:30 PM

We had a full house despite competition from the Dodgers game, as city and county leaders in housing policy gave presentations and answered questions. Thanks to all who came!

You don’t have to be a Palisadian to be a Palisades Democratic Club member. We have members living in Santa Monica, Malibu, Brentwood, and across L.A. They contribute because we’re one of the most active and influential Dem clubs anywhere.

We’re proud to fight for progressive causes such as:

  • campaign finance reform: getting money out of politics — overturning
    Citizens United
  • election protection
  • civil rights / worker rights / human rights
  • universal single-payer healthcare
  • and so much more

Working to elect Democrats who share our vision of a just and more equitable world.

Sign up today.

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