Aug 18

GRAND OPENING OF DEMOCRATIC CAMPAIGN HEADQUARTERS

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Coastsiders at the event:

Front row: Brent Turner, April Vargas, Ellen Pettersen, Paul Grigorieff;  Middle row: Harvey Rarback, Carol Joyce, Barbara Dye; Top row: Brigid O’Farrell and TJ Glauthier

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Members of the Democratic Central Committee: (left to right) Cecily Harris, Sabrina Brennan, Nancy Yarbrough, Carol Dorshkind, Ashleigh Evans, Sandra Lang, Alexis Lewis, Brigid O’Farrell; Jeffery Adair at microphone.

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State Senator Jerry Hill

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Assemblyman Kevin Mullin

The office, at 2907 El Camino Real, Redwood City, will be open seven days a week. They are especially looking for volunteers to help with phone banks on Tuesday and Thursday evenings, but all volunteers are welcome.

For more information or to volunteer, please call April Vargas at 650-207-2729l

Aug 18

SAN MATEO COUNTY DEMOCRACY FOR AMERICA Public Education: What’s New? What’s Myth? What’s True?

Think the media might not be giving us the whole truth about education? Our distinguished panel will explode commonly accepted myths and share surprising facts.  Learn what you can do to help.

SpeakeDemocracy for Americars: JEAN-MARIE HOUSTON, Director of the Early Learning Support Services of the San Mateo County Office of Education and inductee into the San Mateo County Women’s Hall of Fame. JENNIFER BESTOR, Research Director for Educate Our State, a parent-led grassroots organization that advocates for public education. MELINDA DART, President of the Executive Board of the San Mateo County Central Labor Council and a public school teacher for 30 years.

Wednesday, September 7, 7:00 pm

Woodside Road United Methodist Church

2000 Woodside Rd., Redwood City

Free – Wheelchair accessible – Refreshments

 

Contact:  Ashleigh Evans at 
asevans2002@aol.com

 

Aug 03

MEET THE CANDIDATES AT THE CLUB ENDORSEMENT MEETING AUGUST 27th

Endorsement meeting

Aug 03

FUNDRAISER IN OAKLAND AUGUST 13 WITH BILL CLINTON

See Bill Clinton on Saturday, August 13, time TBD. Tickets $250, $500, $1000, $2700. Be quick if you want the lower priced tickets. They go fasthttps://www.hillaryclinton.com/e…/tickets/EUEZLZE4AW2BFXJX/…

 

Aug 03

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Aug 03

DEMOCRATIC HEADQUARTERS GRAND OPENING!!! SATURDAY AUGUST 13TH FROM 2PM-5PM

THE IRA RUSKIN DEMOCRATIC HEADQUARTERS OF SAN MATEO COUNTY 
2907 El Camino Real in Redwood City.

JOIN State Senator Jerry Hill, Assemblymen Kevin Mullin, Rich Gordon and Phil Ting
and other local elected Democrats across the County. 

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Aug 03

From spouse to senator: The evolution of Hillary Clinton, politician

An interesting article from the Washington Post, published on July 22, 2016.

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Feb. 22, 1999, the country’s attention was riveted on the U.S. Capitol. For only the second time in U.S. history, the Senate was set to vote on whether to remove an impeached president from office.

But in the private residence on the second floor of the White House, the topic at hand was someone else’s political career.

First lady Hillary Clinton had summoned longtime adviser Harold Ickes to discuss a delicate question: What would it take to become a senator herself — specifically, to win an open seat in New York, a state in which she had never lived?

For more about Hillary’s background, follow this link:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/sf/national/wp/2016/07/22/2016/07/22/from-spouse-to-senator/?wpisrc=nl_headlines&wpmm=1

May 21

VOTING RESULTS FROM ANNUAL MEETING

The results from the 39 ballots cast at the Coastside Democrats Annual Meeting were:
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Sabrina Brennan received the endorsement for the County Democratic Central Committee.

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Kathryn Slater-Carter was also endorsed for the County Democratic Central Commitee.

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Carol Dorshkind, Cecily Harris, Pam Salvatierra, and Brigid O’Farrell spoke on behalf of the group running for County Democratic Central Committee as a slate.

Democratic Central Committee Member, District 3

6 – JON S. LEVINSON

7 – GREGORY A. LOEW

27 – SABRINA BRENNAN

12 – BRIGID O’FARRELL

26 – KATHRYN SLATER-CARTER

7 – PAM SALVATIERRA

9 – CAROLE G. DORSHKIND

10 – CECILY HARRIS

Result: Only Sabrina Brennan (69.2%) and Kathryn Slater-Carter (66.6%) received over 60% for endorsement.

Coastside Democrats Board Officers and At Large Member

37 – President Bill Kehoe

35 – Vice President Doreen Gerrity

34 – Treasurer Kathryn Slater-Carter

36 – Secretary Barbara Dye

34 – Past President Harvey Rarback

33 – Sabrina Brennan

34 – Meg Fried

35 – Dan Haggerty

36 – Kathy Klein

35 – Fran Pollard

33 – Cid Young

 
Result: The new board was returned with an overwhelming majority.
 
State Assembly, 24th District 
0 – SEA REDDY, Retired Program Manager
0 – BARRY CHANG, Mayor Cupertino
25 – VICKI VEENKER, Technology Attorney / Mediator
0 – MIKE KASPERZAK, Council Member, City of Mountain View
8 – MARC BERMAN, Councilmember / Education Advocate
Result: Only Vicki Veenker (75.7%) received over 60% for endorsement. Only 33 ballots were marked for this race.

Straw Poll vote (not an endorsement)

HMB Measure F, the “Taxpayer Protection Act”

20 – Endorse

19 Don’t Endorse

Result: Straw Poll only

We would like to thank Ric & Barb Lohman and Frank Gerrity for serving on the Tellers Committee to count the votes and all the candidates who took time to attend the Annual Meeting and speak with our membership.

May 18

LARGE CROWD HEARS ENVIRONMENTAL LEADER TOM STEYER AT COASTSIDE DEMOCRATIC CLUB ANNUAL MEETING

Almost 100 people gathered at the Coastsider Senior Center on Tuesday the 17th to hear noted environmentalist Tom Steyer speak about the work he is doing on DSCF4191environmental and government issues. Steyer is the founder of the group Nextgen Climate, a San Francisco-based environmental advocacy organization.” Its mission is to “act politically to prevent climate disaster and promote prosperity for every American.”

Steyer spoke for about 30 minutes and then took a number of questions on important issues, including education, the need for community engagement, and affordable housing. He noted that Donald Trump had just stated that he would renegotiate the Paris Climate Accords. Steyer said “Trump’s denunciation of the Paris climate accord is not only short sighted, but would be terribly costly for America and our ability to lead the world. We cannot go backwards on this important step towards a clean energy economy that benefits all our families.”

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To learn more about Steyer’s work, visit www.nextgencalifornia.org.

May 18

COASTSIDE DEMS ELECTS NEW BOARD, ENDORSES CANDIDATES

At its annual meeting on May 17, Coastside Democratic Club unanimously elected its board of directors for the coming year Club Officers are: Bill Kehoe returning as President, Dorren Gerrity as Vice President, Kathryn Slater-Carter as Treasurer, and Barbara Dye as Secretary. At Large Board Members are: Harvey Rareback, Fran Pollard, Dan Haggerty, Kathy Klein, Sabrina Brennan, Meg Fried, and Cyd Young.

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The Democratic Club board for 2016-17: Doreen Gerrity, Harvey Rareback, Fran Pollard, Dan Haggerty, Kathy Klein, Barbara Dye, Tom Steyer, Bill Kehoe, Sabrina Brennan, Meg Fried, Cyd Young, and Kathryn Slater-Carter

Club members also heard presentations for candidates for local office. Frank Gerrity spoke on behalf of Vicki Veenker, candidate for Assembly District 24, sharing with Club members her background as a patent attorney and mediator. He pointed out that she is the only candidate to have scheduled a house party sponsored by the Club on the Coastside. No other candidates attended or were represented at the meeting. The Club voted to endorse her as a candidate for Assembly District 24.

For the position of County Democratic Central Committee delegate, the Club voted to endorse Sabrina Brennan and Kathryn Slater-Carter.

On Proposition F, for the city of Half Moon Bay, the Club did not take an official position, but unofficially voted to support the measure.

DSCF4218Board members presented president Bill Kehoe with an orchid to thank him for his hard work during the past year and for his willingness to continue leading the organization.

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