The Palos Verdes Democrats was founded in 1952. Since then, we have remained an active participant in both local 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.
Sunday, November 16, 2014

Time: 2:30-4:30 p.m.
Location: Palos Verdes Library

Topic: Election Analysis and Fair Trade: Voting with your Wallet

This meeting will not be for the faint of heart as it will include a painful analysis of the Nov 4th election. However, we will also explore other ways to vote: "Voting with your Wallet" will be a recurring theme for our upcoming meetings as we examine the choices we make every day that influence not specifically political offices but our food, our energy, our environment, our media as well as issues that impact social and economic justice. Specifically because we are entering the holiday shopping season, this meeting will include speakers from Fair Trade LA and Ten Thousand Villages, Redondo Beach and you will receive information from other organizations to help shop your conscience. So you will have another opportunity to vote, but this time you will be voting with your wallets.
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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.

If you prefer casting your ballot at your polling location you can exchange your absentee ballot at the polls and vote on site just as you have in the past. You also can complete the absentee ballot at home and submit that to the polls on election day, or you can even sign the completed ballot off to someone you trust to turn it in. The choice is yours.

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To become a PAV use the interactive form at this site, being sure to check item #8. Or complete one of the simpler write-in forms on this page. No matter which form you choose, you still must print it out, sign it, and mail it to:

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

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