PV Dems July Newsletter


Upcoming Meetings

By Reggie Jue —

Summer Picnic

Our next event is our annual Summer Picnic.  Join us on Sunday, July 21 at St. Luke’s Presbyterian Church in Rolling Hills Estates starting at 5pm.

  • Socialize with your fellow Democrats
  • Hear from local Democratic elected officials and candidates
  • Enjoy free refreshments and ice cream! (courtesy of the PV Dems Board)
  • Bring your own food or opt for a catered meal from Truxton’s American Bistro, consisting of assorted sandwiches, bistro salad, pasta salad, and cookies (recommended donation $25/meal to help us cover our costs)

For more information, or to register for our meeting, please click here.

Palos Verdes Peninsula Community Town Hall with Assemblymember Al Muratsuchi

Palos Verdes Peninsula residents are invited to a Community Town Hall to share thoughts regarding state and legislative issues that affect the community.

Learn what is happening in Sacramento and in the district, as well as the services that can be provided to you.

Saturday, July 27
10 – 11:30 a.m.

Fred Hesse, Jr. Community Park
29301 Hawthorne Blvd.
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275

For more information, click here.

Ami Gandhi For PVPUSD School Board Fund Raiser

A fund-raiser will be held August 1 from 6-8pm at a private residence in PVE to help ensure that the Palos Verdes Peninsula School Board champions common-sense policies that prioritize the well-being and ​academic success of our children above all else.

For more information, donate to the campaign, or to register for this event, please click here.


PV Democrats June 2024 Meeting Report

By Nancie Silver —

The Palos Verdes Democrats met in person at the Peninsula Center Library and on Zoom on Sunday, June 23. The featured speaker was State Senator Ben Allen, who joined the meeting remotely via Zoom. Congratulations to him and his wife on the recent birth of their daughter! We were very excited to hear that he will be attending our annual picnic at St. Luke’s church on Sunday, July 21.

Ben spoke about the recent flurry of legislative activity, focused on passing the budget and meeting the June 27 ballot eligibility deadline. There are two ways a measure can be placed on the ballot – the Legislature can place constitutional amendments, bond measures, and proposed changes in law on the ballot, or any California voter can put an initiative or a referendum on the ballot through the initiative process. The legislature put an Education Bond and a Climate Bond on the ballot, and many initiatives were put forward, several of which could do damage to existing laws.
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Ben is a very interesting and energetic speaker who covered a lot of information during our meeting.  To read the full report from our meeting and to watch the video, please click here.


Please Renew Your Membership for 2024-2025 Today! Our Democracy Is On The Line!

By Nancie Silver —

Our fiscal year runs from July 1 through June 30, and we depend primarily on dues to pay for vital donations to Democratic candidates, room and equipment rentals, as well as always-appreciated meeting refreshments!

Membership prices are:

  • Individual $25/year
  • Family $40/year
  • Student $10/year

A person claiming financial hardship may have his or her dues reduced or waived, as determined by the Board.  You can renew online or download the renewal form on our website:http://pvpdemocrats.org/membership/


The Palos Verdes Democrats Seek Treasurer

By Connie Sullivan —
Our longtime Treasurer, Al Shadbourne, has served for over a decade. He would like to step down and is asking that we let our membership know that this position is opening
up.  Al will stay on until we find someone and will train the new person, as well.

If you’re interested in joining our board as Treasurer, please let me know.  I can be reached at pvedems@gmail.com or 310-567-2210.


From the Activism Chair

By Caryl Schwartz —

I know many of us were disheartened by President Biden’s debate performance, however we cannot let it interfere with our work to preserve and protect American Democracy. We must win a trifecta in the 2024 elections.  The Supreme Court ruling on Presidential immunity has driven home the urgency that Democrats must control the Presidency, House and Senate.  The conservative ideologues on the court have undone a central goal of the Founders – preventing a President from becoming a King.  The Conservatives have Project 2025 ready to roll if former President Trump is elected, which will transform America into Christian White Supremacy minority rule.

The mistrust in our elections that the former President has seeded requires we win and win big!

For a list of key races and volunteer/donor opportunities, read the complete article by clicking here.

Please feel free to reach out to me for other resources.  Let us know how you want to get involved by clicking on the button below and filling out our Volunteer Interest Form and we will keep you informed of opportunities to make a difference!

Thank you,
Caryl Schwartz
pvcaryl@verizon.net
PV Dem Activism Chair


PV Dems Outreach Activities

By Reggie Jue —

On June 8 through 9, the Palos Verdes Chamber of Commerce sponsored a street fair and a month later, Rancho Palos Verdes celebrated the 4th of July.  As has been our custom, the PV Democrats hosted tables to spread the word about our club and the dangers facing the country.  The booth was staffed by club volunteers.

During the event, we polled passers-by about their most urgent issues.  To see more information about these events, and to see the results of our polling, click here.


LACDP June Report

By Jon Munoz —

The June LACDP meeting was held in person on Tuesday, June 11. Candidates in three races seeking LACDP endorsement gave speeches. The races included Pomona City Council and two LA City Council Districts, CD10 and CD14. Among the candidates for the closely watched CD14 race is scandal-plagued Kevin DeLeon, who was not present to speak. In voting on June 12, the LACDP opted to endorse Isabel Jurado for the CD14 race. The only resolution that was put forth and voted on for endorsement was a resolution calling for urgent assistance and compensation to residents near the toxic Chiquita Canyon Landfill in Northen LA County.


June 2024–Climate Corner

By Fraser Perkins —

Climate Corner July 2024
And Now for Some Good News…

All the dismal news about extreme weather obscures many positive trends worldwide in reducing fossil fuel emissions.

To read about the good news that is affecting our fight against climate change, please click here.


July 2024–Color Me A Democrat

By Fraser Perkins —

Color Me A Democrat

Here are a few of the important issues of the 2024 presidential election…expressed in ceramic tiles.

To see the full set of Democratic artwork, please click here.


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