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.
***NOTE: This is not our regular day***
April Meeting: Sunday, April 13, 2014

Time: 2:30-4:30 p.m.
Location: Peninsula Center Library

Topic: Immigration Reform with a Focus on The Dreamers

We will hear from two speakers on the topic of immigration reform.

Maria Elena Martinez is on the editorial board of Tribuno del Pueblo, a "national bilingual publication that brings together the many voices of the leaders in the battlefronts for immigration reform, education, health care, against foreclosures, and many others. We also bring you the voices of those who aspire and fight for a different world, where want, deprivation, discrimination and oppression no longer exist."

Miguel Quintero is a student leader at El Camino Compton Center where his fellow students elected him to the Compton Community College Board.

Finally, we will hear from a Democratic candidate for judge in upcoming judicial elections.

Ted Lieu for Congress South District Headquarters Grand Opening: Sunday, April 6, 2014

Time: 2:00-5:00 p.m.
Location: Arjay Plaza, 23211 Hawthorne Blvd, Torrance, CA 90505
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Catch The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell, All In with Chris Hayes, The Rachel Maddow Show and The Ed Show on MSNBC on weeknights.

Although Bill Moyers Journal is no longer on the air, previous broadcasts can be accessed online. Fortunately, Mr. Moyers has a NEW show called simply Bill Moyers on KCET at 8 p.m. on Fridays. This can also be accessed online using this link.