San Mateo County Democratic Party Newsletter

MARCH 2017

Dear Democrats —

Democrats, let’s March ahead!  There are so many ways to get more active with the San Mateo County Democratic Party, with Chartered Democratic Clubs and with local progressive community organizations.

I hope that every one of you commits to at least one event or activity this month.  Everyone’s help is needed to turn the Republican tide in the United States and keep California Democratically strong.

As always, the County Democratic Party holds its Monthly Meeting every third Thursday at the Transport Workers Union Local 505 Meeting Hall at 1521 Rollins Road in Burlingame.

March 16, 2017 – Social from 7:00 to 7:30 pm and Meeting from 7:30 – 9:30 pm.

Please come to learn what is happening, to learn about volunteer opportunities and meet some great Democrats.

Other Upcoming Events include:

Mobilize San Mateo County – Learn more about Democratic Party committees, activities and events.  Event details TBA but watch the website and Facebook for more details.

On Saturday April 29 from 10 am to 4 pm, we’re holding a Strategic Planning Workshop.  The Workshop will be held at the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local Union (IBEW) 617 at 1701 Leslie Street in San Mateo. A $10 donation is requested to cover lunch.

We’ll brainstorm ways to set and achieve goals for the County Democratic Party including getting more Democrats elected, increasing the numbers of active volunteers, registered voters and informed community members.  Join us for an important planning event.  Your input and ideas are welcome and needed.

Watch the SMCDems website and social media for more information about both these April events.

Here’s some Convention News:

Annual California Democratic Party Statewide Convention is May 19-21, 2017 at the Sacramento Convention Center

For elected San Mateo County Democratic Central members, State and Assembly delegates, you should be receiving communications from the California Democratic Party.  Check for more information.

Hotel registration is online and is filling fast.  Convention registration goes live during the week of March 6.

Volunteers are needed. Positions are available for a wide range of interests and abilities. The volunteer credential allows you access to all open events after you’ve served at least one open shift. Sign up now at:

But even more importantly, we will once again hold the San Mateo County Luncheon in Sacramento on the Saturday of the Convention.  Watch the website and your email box for more details.

Here’s some Club News:

Coastside Democrats

The Coastside Democratic Club is seeking help with the various activities for the coming year. If you would like to participate please contact them at:

Northern Peninsula Democratic Club

General Breakfast and No-Host Meeting with Guest Speaker Jessica Stanfill-Mullin on the topic of “Closing the Jobs Housing Gaps. “Registration at 8:45 am and Meeting at 9:00 am.

Location: Peter’s Cafe #10 ECR, Millbrae. All Welcome.

Peninsula Democratic Coalition

Environmental Panel Discussion about the State of California – Green and Clean in 2017!

Sunday, March 26, 2017 at 04:00 pm at Michaels at Shoreline in Mountain View.

Michaels at Shoreline in Mountain View, CA.

San Mateo County Democracy for America

“Campaign for a Healthy California.” Speaker Dr. Paul Song will report on SB 562, the brand new Medicare for All bill, and tell us what we can do to help.

Monthly Meetings are on the first Wednesday of every month at 7:00 pm at the Woodside Road United Methodist Church, 2000 Woodside Road in Redwood City. For more information:


Cecily Harris