October General Meeting

Sunday, October 16, 2016
3:00 to 5:00 PM
Lanterman House
4420 Encinas Dr., LCF 91011


Rachel VanSickle-Ward
Associate Professor of Political Science, Pitzer College
“Women in Politics”

and special guest  Congressman Adam Schiff

Club Business

  • Report from Nominating Committee for 2017 club officers. Nominations from the floor will be allowed if candidate is present or has sent a signed statement of intent
  • Report on our out-of-state Senate campaign contributions
  • Membership to consider Board recommendation of a donation to Anthony Portantino’s campaign
  • Exec Board recommendation on endorsement of Adam Schiff
  • Members to sign the Club petition for our 2017 Charter with the Los Angeles County Democratic Party

Save The Date! 

We will launch our Membership Renewal Drive at this year’s

Holiday Party, Sunday, December 4th, from 2-5pm.

Our membership year begins January 2017.

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September General Meeting

Sunday, September 18, 2016
3:00 to 5:00 PM
Lanterman House
4420 Encinas Dr., LCF 91011
Party site 2014 Lanterman House

The historic Lanterman House in La Cañada Flintridge, CA

  1. An endorsement vote will be held for the top two primary winners in the race for Assembly District 43, Laura Friedman (D) and Ardy Kassakhian (D). Both candidates appeared at our public Forum in January. Each campaign will be presented, with plenty of time for questions from the members.
  2. A motion will be made for a donation to the campaign to elect Darrell Park, Fifth District Board of Supervisors.
  3. A motion will be made for a donation  to Arizona Senatorial candidate Ann Kirkpatrick (D) and Nevada Senatorial candidate Catherine Cortez Masto (D).
  4. A discussion of the ballot propositions, led by the members of our Elections Committee.
  5. President’s report on 2017 Officers Nominating Committee.
  6. Planning for the upcoming LACDP Democrat of the Year event, in which Jerry Reynolds will be recognized for his outstanding participation in the Democratic Party.
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Save the Date: Oct 23, 2016


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Local Dems phoning La Crescenta and Sunland-Tujunga voters

UDH_CallingPhone Banking for Hillary Clinton, Anthony Portantino, Darrell Park – Get Out The Vote – Enjoy working with other Democrats – Bring Friends.

This working group targets the La Crescenta Sunland-Tujunga areas. Food provided.

Every Wednesday through Oct 26
5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
United Democratic Headquarters
400 So. Lake Ave
Pasadena, CA

For info, contact Jerry Reynolds, finnegan2@earthlink.net

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There’s still time to volunteer to help register new Democratic voters


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August General Meeting

Sunday, August 21, 2016
3:00 to 5:00 PM
Home of Anthony and Ellen Portantino

Candidate Guest:
Darrell Park
Candidate for County Board of Supervisors, Fifth District
“A Progressive Vision for L.A. County”

The Fifth District has been represented by Supervisor Antonovich since 1980.
We have a historic opportunity for progressive Democrats to have a bigger role in
planning out in the future of L.A. County.  Website, click here.

Topic:  Elections 2016
Special Guest: LCF resident Teena Hostovich, a local Democrat who will share her
experience attending the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia.

Our  Board member Victoria Hays will lead a discussion, encouraging members  to
give their thoughts on what this election has meant to them.

Club Business:
A motion will be made for a donation of $4,000 for the UDH (Pasadena United Democratic Headquarters) and Anthony Portantino, $1,000 for his Campaign for the State Senate

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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
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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