16th Annual Democrats Picnic & Softball Game

Sunday, May 18, 2014 - 11:00am
Van Nuys-Sherman Oaks Park

16th Annual Democrats Picnic & Softball Game
Fundraiser for the 2014 Campaign Office

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Sunday, May 18, 11:00 a.m.
Van Nuys-Sherman Oaks Park
Softball game starts at 1:00

Enter and park on Hazeltine between Riverside and Magnolia

Meet your elected officials!
Invited guests include members of Congress,
State Legislature, and City Council

$20/person $35/couple $40/family with RSVP before May 12
**Online ticket sales will end on May 12**
$25/person $40/couple $45/family at the door

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Printable form at http://www.dpsfv.com/sitedocuments/dpsfvpicnic2014.pdf

DPSFV Political Action Committee

Tuesday, April 22, 2014 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Coral Tree Cafe
17499 Ventura Blvd
Encino, CA 91316

The Political Action Committee recommends resolutions and legislation to the DPSFV Executive Board. All members of DPSFV affiliated clubs are welcome and become voting members the second time you come to a meeting within six months. We meet each month on the fourth Tuesday.

If you want to suggest a resolution, it must be submitted to the co-chairs by one week before the meeting (so that would be the third Tuesday). Resolutions must fit on one page; they have have up to three whereas clauses to provide background and justification; and they have up to two resolved clauses that state what DPSFV will do (not just what we want someone else to do).

If you want to suggest legislation to support or oppose, the deadline to submit to the co-chairs is the same. Please submit a paragraph summarizing the bill and a paragraph on why we should take the suggested position.

Richard M. Mathews
Andrew Lachman

Judicial Forum

Democratic Alliance for Action
Thursday, April 24, 2014 - 9:00pm
Vincenzo's Pizza
24504 Lyons Avenue
Newhall, CA 91321

Who are the best candidates for judge? Come decide for yourself at a judicial forum hosted by The Democratic Alliance for Action. All of the candidates for Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge who are registered Democrats have been invited to attend. Thirteen of them have already confirmed! Because the judges will serve all of Los Angeles County, all the candidates will appear on the ballot in June.

Each candidate will have two minutes to introduce her/himself followed by a moderated question and answer forum. For many of you, this is the only time you will get to hear from judicial candidates you will be asked to vote on in the June election.

Additionally, new officers for the 2014 - 2016 term will be installed. The new officers are Kristin Ingram-Worthman, President, Evan Koplin, Recording Secretary, Malcolm Blue, Corresponding Secretary, and John Anderson, Treasurer.

The meeting will be on Thursday, April 24th at Vincezo's Pizza in Newhall at 7:00 PM. The address is 24504 Lyons Avenue, right off the 5 freeway in the mini-mall between the two gas stations.

Doors open at 5:45 PM. Come early to eat dinner and socialize. Be sure to sign in at the check in table. All Democrats are welcome! For more information, please call (661)309-4322.

2014 Stoney Awards

Stonewall Democratic Club
Sunday, April 27, 2014 - 11:00am to 3:00pm
Sheraton Universal Hotel
333 Universal Hollywood Drive
Universal City, CA

The Stoney Awards are back!

Please join us on April 27, 2014 at the Sheraton Universal Hotel for our annual Stoney Awards, honoring individuals and organizations who fight for LGBT equality and social justice.

This year, we are pleased to honor:

Lifetime Achievement Award – Congressman Henry Waxman
Organization of the Year – The American Foundation for Equal Rights
Anne Marie Staas Ally Award – Transgender Advocate Dr. Jo Olsen
More honorees to be announced soon...

11:00 am Reception
12:00-3:00pm - Program and Brunch

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For sponsorship information or to place an ad in our commemorative book, please contact Van Tamom at Vannarith@tamompa.com.

North Valley (etc.) Democratic Club

North Valley Democratic Club
Thursday, May 15, 2014 - 6:30pm to 9:00pm
Coco's Bakery Restaurant
18521 Devonshire St
Northridge, CA 91324

Come help us decide on our positions for the June election.

Endorsements to be considered on May 15:

  • County Assessor
  • Judicial endorsements

Tell your friends to come and join NVDC. All Dems are welcome.

Follow NVDC by clicking "Like" at

NVDC endorsements made so far:
Governor – Jerry Brown*
Lieutenant Governor – Gavin Newsom*
Attorney General – Kamala D. Harris*
Secretary of State – Derek Cressman
Treasurer – John Chiang
Controller – Betty Yee
Insurance Commissioner – Dave Jones*
Supt. of Public Instruction – Tom Torlakson*
State Board of Equalization Dist. 1 – Chris Parker
State Board of Equalization Dist. 3 – Jerome Horton*
CD25 – Dr. Lee Rogers
CD30 – Brad Sherman*
SD18 – Robert Hertzberg
AD38 – Jorge Fuentes
AD39 – Patty Lopez
AD45 – Matt Debabneh*
AD46 – Adrin Nazarian*
Supervisor District 3 – Sheila Kuehl
Los Angeles County Sheriff – Det. Lou Vince


Yes on Proposition 41 – Veterans Housing & Homeless Prevention
Yes on Proposition 42 - Public Records. Open Meetings.

We meet on the 3rd Thursday each month at Coco's on Devonshire St. just west of Reseda Blvd. Be there by 6:30 p.m if you are planning on dinner and socializing; 7:00 for the meeting.

Join at least 45 days before a meeting to be eligible to vote.
$12 for one, $20 for two.
Seniors and students: $9 for one, $16 for two.
Mail checks to 20645 Mayall St.,Chatsworth, CA 91311

If you have any questions, call Pauline at 818-341-1955.

Harvey Milk Day 2014 - Honoring Speaker-Elect Toni Atkins

Stonewall Young Democrats
Saturday, May 17, 2014 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm
Home of Dean Hansell
667 S. June Street
Los Angeles, CA 90005

Join Stonewall Young Democrats as we celebrate Harvey Milk Day of Remembrance. Keeping Harvey’s Hope Alive will be the focus of this year’s 3rd Annual Harvey Milk Day celebration as we welcome CA State Assembly Speaker-Elect Toni Atkins!

4:00pm - Reception and 4:30pm - Program

Dr. Paul Song & Lisa Ling * Stuart Milk * Hon. Mark Leno * Hon. Ron Galperin

Host Committee: Hon. Richard Bloom * Hon. Raul Bocanegra * Hon. Jimmy Gomez * Hon. Adrin Nazarian * Hon. Eric Garcetti * Hon. John D’Amico * Hon. Jeffrey Prang * Hon. Scott Svonkin * Hon. Bill Rosendahl * Hon. Wendy Greuel * Hon. Betsy Butler * Eric C. Bauman * Ari Ruiz * Ed Buck * Dean Hansell * Chris Bowen * Michael Colorge * Elissa Barratt * Patti Giggans & Ellen Ledley * Darryn Harris * Ari Gutierrez * Autumn Burke * Liliana Perez * Gail Rolf & Dr. Virginia Uribe * Susan Dunlap * Fred Mariscal * Stephen David Simon * Heidi Shink * Scott Houston & Adam Galia

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SYD Harvey Milk Day 2014 flyer