Welcome to Valley Grassroots for Democracy!

Welcome to Valley Grassroots for Democracy!  Since 2005 we've been one of the most active Democratic Clubs in the San Fernando Valley.

Come to one of our meetings and see what we're all about.  You can find our meeting information and upcoming events on our calendar page.

2019 Meeting Schedule
All Saturdays 10:00am at the Van Nuys State Building

January Women's March
February 16
March 16
April 20
May 18
June 15
July Picnic
August 17
September 21
October 19
November 16
December Holiday Party

VGFD GOES TO THE WOMEN’S MARCH

Saturday, January 19, 3rd Annual Women's March L.A.
VGFD Meeting Point: North Hollywood Station (Red Line)
7:30 am, meet at station entrance from Parking lot, top of escalators

Get your signs ready and join VGFD in exercising our First Amendment Rights! Carpool, Lyft or Uber (parking likely to be crowded) to meet up at North Hollywood Station.  We will ride the Red Line together, get off at Civic Center - Grand Park Station, and regroup at the Northeast corner of S. Hill Street and W. 1st Street. Then as a group we’ll move as close as possible to the main stage. 

Be sure to RSVP so that we are looking for you and please include your phone number so we can text you if we become separated.


HELP ELECT DELEGATES TO THE CALIFORNIA DEMOCRATIC PARTY 

Save the date for your Assembly District’s “ADEM” meeting in mid-late January. Several VGFD members are running for (re)election as delegates, and if you're a registered Democrat, they need YOU to come to the meeting for your Assembly District and vote!

These meetings, held every two years, are the process for registered Democrats to elect delegates of their Assembly District to be delegates to the California Democratic Party conventions. Delegates, also known as members of the Democratic State Central Committee (DSCC), are responsible for planning and attending informational meetings throughout the region and working with other DSCC delegates throughout California to represent their communities.

Time and date depends on the California Assembly District in which you’re registered to vote. 

AD 45: Sunday, January 13, 11:30-2:30, Organization of Istanbul Armenians, 19726 Sherman Way (at Corbin), Winnetka, CA 91306

AD 39: Saturday, January 26, 9:30-12:30, IBEW Local 11, 400 Chatsworth Drive (at Pico Street), San Fernando, CA 91340

AD 46: Sunday, January 27, 10:00-12:45, State Building Auditorium, 6150 Van Nuys Blvd (at Calvert Street), Van Nuys, CA 91401

AD 38: Sunday, January 27, 10:30-1:30, Simi Valley Town Center Public Room, 1555 Simi Valley Town Center (between Jefferson Way and Simi Town Center Way) , Simi Valley, CA 93065

To find the date, time and location for other Assembly Districts – and information about candidates – use the link below and scroll to review. 

To confirm which Assembly District you reside in, use this link:  

NOW is the time to start voting early and often in preparation for 2020!

 


 

2019 Valley Grassroots Executive Board:

President: Cindy Kalman
Vice-president: Chris Anderson
Secretary: Lloyd Dent
Treasurer: Chad Jones

At-large:
Marty Meltzer
Chris Long
Tauby Ross, Community Services
Steve Krantz
Matte Wicklin
Doris Dent, Membership


SEE WHO'S RUNNING FOR OFFICE  
 
Just click this link for which election you are interested in. All the candidates will come up You can copy and paste this URL in your browser:

FIND OUT WHERE THE CANDIDATES GET THEIR MONEY  
 
There are lots of choices on this page but all candidates and groups must file quarterly. Also a good link for finding out who is funding propositions and measures. Just click this link for which election you are interested in. All the candidates will come up You can copy and paste this URL in your browser:

CALLS TO ACTION:

Phone numbers for our representatives. (Regarding Senators, you may need to try different offices in order to get through.) 

Senator Dianne Feinstein: 
DC office: (202) 224-3841
Los Angeles office: (310) 914-7300  Other statewide offices here

Senator Kamala Harris: 
DC:  (202) 224-3553
Los Angeles: (213) 894-5000   Other statewide offices here

Congressman Brad Sherman (30th):
DC: (202) 225-5911    Local: (818) 501-9200

Congressman Tony Cardenas (29th):
DC: (202) 225-6131    Local: (818) 221-3718

Congressman Adam Schiff (28th):
DC: (202) 225-4176    Local: (818) 450-2900, (323) 315-5555

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Saturday, January 19, 2019 at 07:30 AM

Valley Grassroots for Democracy