Celebrating our democracy!

To see a list of endorsements by our Club, by the Los Angeles County Democratic Party and by the California state Democratic Party click here.

Vote by Mail: The Vote by Mail ballots have been sent out to voters and must be received postmarked on or before Election Day.

June 7, 2016 – Presidential Primary Election – Register to vote by 5/23/16.
Polls open 7:00 a.m., close 8:00 p.m.
Last day for Vote by Mail ballots to be received or turned in to any polling place in the county.

To check your registration OR to register to vote, click here.

To find your polling place, click here


  • Los Angeles Country Supervisor, District 5, May 3, 2016 click here.
  • State Senate, SD 25, May 3, 2016 click here.
  • Assembly District, AD 43, May 4, 2016 click here.
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May Meeting: “The Deadly Secret of the Lusitania”

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Sunday, May 15, 2016
3:00 to 5:00 PM
Home of Chuck & Maria Guinta
5609 Stardust Rd., La Cañada Flintridge

Speaker: Ivan Light

Professor Emeritus of Sociology at UCLA. He received the Distinguished Career Award from the International Migration Section of the American Sociological Association (ASA) in 2000. His “Deflecting Immigration” received the ASA Best Book Award in 2006. Professor Light has published many articles and books dealing with immigration to the United States, organized crime, and American social history.

“Deadly Secret of the Lusitania” is his first novel.

Club Business

  • LACDP County Committee endorsement vote: A slate of 7 candidates has asked for our endorsement (our members Carol Fodera & Vickere Murphy are among the 7). Should the slate endorsement not pass, there will be an opportunity to vote to endorse individual candidates with info available on all 10 candidates running.  Be sure your membership is renewed so you can vote!
  • Fiesta Days Parade and Tabling Mon., May 30.  Come join the walkers or sit at our table the Park
  • Committee Reports: Elections Information Committee and the June 7 Primary

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Election for Congressional District Delegates

Question:   Who elects Delegates to the Democratic National Convention?

Answer:       WE DO!    Calling all Democrats!


On Sunday, May 1, 2016, Democrats in our region are encouraged to vote in the “District-Level Pledged Delegates Election.” You may attend the Caucus in your Congressional District in which each Congress member will be granted a pre-determined number of Delegates.   (in Adam Schiff’s district, seven Delegates will be elected.) By the end of the process, the CA Democratic Party will have added 317 District-Level Delegates and 30 Alternates to the crowd of other Convention Delegates, Pledged and Unpledged.

NOTE: In order to vote in the May 1 District-Level caucus election, you must be a registered Democrat, and select only one caucus in which to vote.

Sunday, May 1, 2016

Doors open at 2:00 pm.  A ballot must be picked up no later than 3:00 pm to vote for Delegates to the Democratic National Convention.  CLICK HERE for more.

Congressional District 28, Adam Schiff:

To Caucus for Hillary Clinton:
West Hollywood Park Auditorium
647 N. San Vicente Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA 90069


2:00                       Doors Open
2:00 – 3:00              Registration, Voters will sign-in and get their ballots
3:15                       Caucus is gaveled to order
3:30 (approx)            Candidates start their speeches (30 seconds each)
5:00 – (approx)           Ballot counting begins
6:15 (approx)               Results announced

To Caucus for Bernie Sanders:
1910 W Temple St.
Los Angeles, CA 90026

The communities in the 28th Congressional district include: Angelino Heights, Atwater Village, Burbank, East Hollywood, Echo Park, Elysian Valley, Franklin Hills, Glendale, Griffith Park, Hollywood, Hollywood Hills, La Canada-Flintridge, La Crescenta, Los Feliz, Montrose, Mount Olympus, Pasadena, Shadow Hills, Silver Lake, Sunland, Tujunga, Verdugo City and West Hollywood.

Congressional District 27, Judy Chu:

To Caucus for Hillary Clinton:
SEIU Local 121RN
1040 Lincoln Ave
Pasadena, CA 91103
Cross streets: Lincoln Ave/W Mountain St 

To Caucus for Bernie Sanders:
Altadena Community Church
Heicher Hall
943 East Altadena Drive
Altadena, CA 91001
Cross Street: Lake Ave

The communities in the 27th Congressional include: Alhambra, Arcadia, Bradbury, Claremont, Glendora, Monterey Park, Monrovia, Pasadena, Rosemead, South Pasadena, San Gabriel, San Marino, Sierra Madre, Temple City, Upland, Altadena (unincorporated), San Antonio Heights (unincorporated), East Pasadena (unincorporated), South San Gabriel (unincorporated)

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March club meeting

Sunday, March 13, 2016
Home of Jane & Marty Chetron,  La CanadaDon’t lose your voting privileges!  It’s past time for 2016 Membership Dues. Payment was due by March 1st.


John Forney on Citizens’ Climate Lobby

Club Business

· Vote on Contribution to Portantino Grand Opening

· Start Planning May 30 Fiesta Days Parade & Tabling

Committee Reports will include

– Elections Information Committee

– Membership Committee


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February General Meeting

February Club Meeting
Sunday, February 28, 2016
3:00 to 5:00 PM
Home of Celina Lew and Ed Castro
 1435 Olive Lane
 La Cañada Flintridge, CA 91011
  Dr. Adnan Aswad
Dr. Aswad will give us an overview of the geography and history of the Middle East, the root causes and events which led to the present tragic state of chaos in Syria, the resulting tidal wave of Syrians seeking refuge all over the world, and possible conditions for a peaceful resolution. An expatriate of Syria, Dr. Aswad will also present examples of personal experiences. Dr. Aswad is professor emeritus of
engineering at the University of Michigan.
Club Business

What should the Club tackle in the current year?

Campaigning ideas for 2016
How about a fundraiser?
Committee Reports
  • Elections Information Committee–Any updates on local & national 2016 elections.
  • Candidate Forum Committee–Results of the Jan. 24 forum.
  • Pre-endorsement Conference Representatives–How did it go?
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43rd Assembly Candidate Forum – Jan 24, 2016

Forum flyer 2016

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November 2015 Club Meeting

Sunday, November 15, 2015
3:00 to 5:00 PM
Lanterman House
4420 Encinas Drive
La Cañada Flintridge, CA 91011

(Meeting is in office building behind the main house)

Back of house

Andrew Winnick, Professor of Economics & Statistics, College of Business & Economics
Cal State University Los Angeles

Topic: “Income Inequality”
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Candidates Sought for CV Town Council


Crescenta Valley Town Council (CVTC)

Come meet with council members on Saturday, October 10th. Council members want to answer your questions about Crescenta Valley Town Council, current issues, commitment required, and local history. Meeting is at 2606 Foothill Blvd, main floor. Please bring us your questions and concerns. RSVP to Robbyn@thecvcouncil.com

From the CVTC website: http://thecvcouncil.com/

The application is now available in several formats and must be returned by 11:59 pm, October 13th.

Why should you run for Town Council? You are vested in keeping and or improving your community to be the best it can be. You have great ideas and or you want to help be a part of the many projects the Town Council is currently working on. We need your voice and more than that we want your participation. Six seats will be available and we want you to be a part of a great volunteer organization that has a great impact on the La Crescenta Montrose community. The application is below in two formats. We hope you will consider joining this great organization.

This year’s CV Town Council elections will be Fri Nov 6, 5:00-8:00 p.m. and Sat Nov 7, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at St. Luke’s of the Mountains Episcopal Church (Sadler Hall).

Click the following link the 2015 Word Doc Candidate Application 2015 Candidate Application Fillable

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October 2015 Club Meeting

Sunday, October 18, 2015
3:00 to 5:00 PM
Home of Divya and Rajiv Dalal
La Cañada Flintridge, CA 91011

Jerry Kominski
Professor of Health Policy and Management
and Director of the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research
“The Affordable Care Act Today”

Action Items for Club Members
1. Voting on two club contributions–UDH Octoberfest and Portantino Garden Party

2. Discussion and possible endorsement of Carbon Fee & Dividend, a federal policy proposal created by Citizen’s Climate Lobby.
Please review the materials below to be prepared for a vote at the meeting.
Click here for Carbon Endorsement page
Click here for facts from Citizens’ Climate Lobby

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“Club Summit” Training for Dems club members and activists

Click Here for More Information: http://www.lacdp.org/summit/


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