The Palos Verdes Peninsula Democratic Club was founded in 1952.   Although the club name was changed slightly (we are now the Palos Verdes Democrats), all along we have been active in local, state and national politics.

Our monthly meetings often feature guest speakers who address current political or social issues. Special events include opportunities to meet our elected local, state, or national representatives, as well as events where candidates for office can be seen and heard.


Date:  Sunday, August 16, 2015

Time:  2:30-4:30 p.m.

Location:  Peninsula Center Library, Community Room
                   701 Silver Spur Road

                   Rollings Hills Estates, CA 90274

Topic:  The Supreme Court in Review

Back by popular demand, former RPV mayor and attorney Tom Long will use Erwin Chemerinsky's annual SCOTUS review to present the ramifications of the 2015 Supreme Court decisions. Although most of us are aware of the "big" decisions that hit the spotlight, last year Tom made the case that lesser known decisions could also have a major impact on our lives.  Will that also be true of this year's decisions?  Join us to find out.      
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Having Permanent Vote By Mail status does not mean you must vote by mail. But it does give you a valuable option and insures that your vote will be counted if for any reason you can't make it to the polls.

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Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk
12400 Imperial Hwy.
Norwalk, Ca 90650 USA.

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