Nov 26

Join fellow Democrats for a holiday celebration!

Dec 18

Join the Coastside Democratic Club to hear Assemblyman Marc Berman share insights from Sacramento. January 6th, 2-4:30 pm.

Nov 27

Help Needed to Contact Rural African American Voters for the Alabama Special Election on December 12

An increase in voter turnout by African American and suburban women voters helped Democrats win big in Virginia earlier this month. The NAACP set up a phone from home program to contact rural African American Virginia voters and it made a huge difference. The NAACP is organizing a similar program for Alabama. Volunteers need to commit to the number of calls they will make and then information, instructions and an electronic voter list will be emailed to each volunteer. If you are interested please contact April Vargas right away at 650-207-2729 or

I participated in the Virginia calls and the program was well organized and very effective. There’s not much time left so please help out. We have 41 volunteers signed up so far in the SF, SM and SC county areas and we welcome more. We can win in Alabama but it will require dedication and persistence. Be part of an historic victory!

Thanks so much,

April Vargas



Nov 16

Meet the Woman Who Can Flip CA 04 from Red to Blue!

Hello Fellow Activists:

Two of the rare bright spots in the past year have been the intensity of local activism and the emergence of motivated progressive candidates. My friends Mike and Cathy Aydelott would like to introduce you to one of these candidates, Jessica Morse ( Jess is running for CA 04, the Congressional seat long held by Tom McClintock in a sprawling district that includes Yosemite and much of the Gold Country. We think it’s essential to get to know our progressive candidates as we move into the primary and general elections. After the successes we saw in VA earlier this month, we know that Democrats can win in traditionally red areas when we organize, mobilize and remain united.

I hope you will join us to meet Jess and learn about her qualifications and candidacy on Tuesday evening, November 28th, from 7:00-8:00pm at the Aydelott’s home at 67 Pine Ave. in San Carlos. While there is no donation required to attend this event, contributions will be appreciated after the program…donor’s choice. Attached is the event invitation and an LA Times article about Jess.

Please RSVP to Mike at and feel free to spread the word!

It’s time to start drafting a winning game plan for 2018.

We can do it,


April Vargas


Nov 15


The California Democratic Party will be holding our 2017 Summer Executive Board, the weekend of November 17 – 19,2017, in Millbrae at the Westin San Francisco Airport, 1 Old Bayshore Highway, Millbrae, CA 94030.
The California Democratic Party, 2017-19 Executive Board Members will meet to give Standing Committee reports, adopt the 2018 Convention Rules & Agenda and make CDP By-law updates.
Location for all 2017 November Winter Executive Board activities:
The Westin SF Airport
1 Old Bayshore Highway
Millbrae, CA 94030
Pease contact me (Emma Harper) directly anytime, at the office, 916-503-7302, cell, 916-949-3868 or email to
Our biggest need for volunteers will be during the EBoard Credentialing/Registration hours:
Friday, November 17, 2017 at 3:30pm-9:00pm, during Credentialing/Registration
we will need  – 10 volunteers
Saturday, November 18, 2017 at 8:30am-12:30pm, during Credentialing/Registration
we will need – 10 volunteers  
Sunday, November 19, 2017 at 8:45am-10:00am, during Credentialing/Registration
we will need – 5 Volunteers 
Please click the following link to sign up for one of the E Board shifts above:
I am hoping to fill all volunteer shifts on or before Monday, November 13, 2017, so please, respond by then if you can?
It is very important and means a lot that you are helping to make this 2017 Winter Executive Board meeting run smoothly. I am going to need a lot of help.
Thing to remember:
1. You will receive an Observer pass to attend the full Executive Board Meeting, if you want it, after your shift is complete.
2. The shifts available are automatically scheduled to have you arrive to your shift a 1/2 an hour before it your shift begins. This is to allow for you to be trained on what to do.
3. If you have a friend or family member who would like to come and help or attend the Executive Board Meeting, you are more than welcome to bring them.
4. Please do not be surprised if your shift is shorter than what you expect. If there is no work to be done you are free to network.
5. Please bring a snack, Chap Stick, and water so you may stay comfortable during your shift.
6. Please call Emma Harper if you have any problems. My onsite cell phone is 916-949-3868 and I will be available to you most of the time.
7. Discounted self-parking will be offered at $18 per vehicle per night (in and out privileges). There is free street parking on 1 Old Bayshore Highway.
8. Have a blast networking with fellow Democrats!!

Nov 14


Oct 27


A special invitation to all Obama alums from the 2008 and 2012 campaigns, current OFA members and all Democrats: Barack is strongly supporting the Democratic ticket in the state of Virginia and we can help elect Democrats to top leadership as well as increase the number of Dems in the House of Delegates. There are phone banks organized for GOTV weekend in San Mateo and Redwood City through Sister Dist 14 and a Text and Phonathon in Palo Alto on November 5. Info is below. Please sign up for one of these events. We need to send a message to those in DC who want to dismantle our democracy and replace sound, effective Obama era policies with insane schemes that benefit the few while punishing everyone else. Time to stand up and sign up!! Thanks and hope to see you next week. Thanks!!

April Vargas

Oct 14


Sep 15

Help Register Voters!

The Coastside Dems invite you to help register voters – of any party.


Sep 15

Movie Night – All the Presidents’ Men!

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