Help block Trump’s Cabinet of dinosaurs, dunces and deniers of climate change -- a bunch of billionaires and bigots.
Join our phone bank targeting the swing senators who can save us from the Cabinet of Clowns --

WHEN: Mon. 1/30 & Tues 1/31 from 5 to 830 PM, further times TBA
WHERE: the Peace Bldg, 3916 Sepulveda Blvd. Culver City 90250

Free ice cream for those calling Alaskans.
RSVPs or Q's -- mjohnseeley@yahoo.com


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California General Election - November 8th, 2016


ADA SoCal endorsed Bernie Sanders in the Democratic Primary Election in June.  National ADA is committed to defeating Donald Trump and has since endorsed Hillary Clinton for President.  California is a blue state which will overwhelmingly vote for Clinton. We are determined to continue the Revolution that Bernie has been calling for by working to elect progressives right here in California for National, State and Local offices.  We have many opportunities to do that this year.  Progressive Races to focus on.

There are quite a few propositions facing us this time.  The outcome of these ballot measures can determine whether Californians will choose a progressive course on a lot of urgent issues.  Scroll down to see our ballot measure recommendations. More about our Ballot Proposition Endorsements.

Please share our endorsements with everyone you know.  Please commit to volunteering or donating to at least one of the ADA-endorsed candidates.  Let's make sure that as many progressives as possible get elected.  Don't sit this one out!

There is a Printable Version of this document - print it out and take it with you to your polling place!


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Continuing the Revolution: Beyond the Primaries
Where do we go from here?

July 30th , 2016, 2:00-5:00 p.m. (Doors open 2 p.m.; program will start at 2:15)
Santa Monica, California

Educating young (and young at heart) voters and activists on how to best make their political voices and actions heard, both at and beyond the ballot box, will be the focus of the Americans for Democratic Action of Southern California’s Annual Garden Party this year. You are invited to the party which will be filled with stimulating speakers, live music, and refreshments.

Jan Goodman, longtime board member of ADA, has said “The Garden Party will be hot on the heels of the Democratic Convention. Bernie has planted many progressive seeds, we plan to nurture those seeds, and not let them “die on the vine”, as has happened too often in the past!”

Political Comedian Rick Overton will appear, as well as Historian Harvey Wasserman, who declared “The only votes that will really count in the 2016 elections may be those manipulated by partisan computer hackers and the corporate rich that hire them” in his latest book The Strip and Flip Selection of 2016: Five Jim Crows and Electronic Election Theft which was published earlier this year. Jackie Goldberg, who is one of the first four gay legislators in California—now featured in the new film POLITICAL ANIMALS, will talk about grass roots political organizing and SPAXTON, the popular indie rock band led by front man and songwriter Cameron Robinson will be playing a rare acoustic set, blending cool guitars and smooth vocals.

The Billionaires are also expected to show up to protest encouraging people be involved to band together to change society. Additional guest speakers are also expected.

July 30th , 2016, 2:00-5:00 p.m. (Doors open 2 p.m.; program will start at 2:15)
Santa Monica, California
Private Residence. Address will be forwarded to those who RSVP.

Sponsor: $200-$1000
Requested Donation: $40 or 2 for $70
ADA Member Price: $35
New ADA Member Price: $55 for admission and membership
Student Price, Including Membership: $15 –
$5 Discount if you RSVP and like ADA-Southern California on Facebook!

For more information, send an email to info@adasocal.emailnb.com.
Calls should be directed to (310) 205-2533 or (310) 458-7213.
Donations will support the year round work of ADA. ADA was an early endorser of Bernie Sanders and thousands of voters depend upon the rankings and endorsements of ADA in Southern California and around the country.

ADA is a multi-issue progressive organization, fighting for peace, social justice and economic equality, and against the war and the war economy and fracking, among other issues.

Americans for Democratic Action, is not affiliated with the Democratic Party. It was founded more than 60 years ago by a distinguished group of progressive visionaries, including John Kenneth Galbraith, Walter Reuther, and Eleanor Roosevelt. Founded in the wake of the New Deal, ADA is at the cutting edge of every important struggle for human rights, world peace, and social and economic justice.

California Primary Election - June 7th, 2016

Tuesday, June 7th is the California Primary.  This is one of those rare years where California can actually have a substantial say in the political agenda of our nation's next president.  We are very proud of our endorsement of Bernie Sanders.  A really solid win for Bernie in California will bolster his argument that he is the more electable opponent of Donald Trump.  Even if Hillary Clinton ends up being the Democratic nominee, if Bernie goes to the Philadelphia convention this summer with the lion's share of California delegates, he's going to have the clout to demand that the progressive agenda he's been championing become priorities for Clinton's presidency.  So ADA members need to commit to helping make that happen!   
Please share our endorsements with friends.  Besides National and State offices, we have candidates for the Los Angeles Democratic Committee and also Superior Court Judges.  Please commit to volunteering or donating to at least one of the ADA-endorsed candidates.  Let's make sure that as many progressives as possible make it to the November General Election.  Don't sit this one out!

President: Bernie Sanders

US. Senate: Kamala Harris

US Congress:
  CD 23 - Wendy Reed
  CD 25 - Lou Vince
  CD 27 - Judy Chu
  CD 28 - Adam Schiff
  CD 31 - Pete Aguilar
  CD 32 - Grace Napolitano
  CD 33 - Ted Lieu
  CD 34 - Xavier Becerra
  CD 37 - Karen Bass
  CD 38 - Linda Sanchez
  CD 40 - Lucille Roybal-Allard
  CD 41 - Mark Takano
  CD 43 - Maxine Waters
  CD 44 - Nanette Barragan
  CD 46 - Bao Nguyen
  CD 47 - Alan Lowenthal
  CD 48 - Suzanne Savary

California State Senate:
  SD 27 - Henry Stern
  SD 35 - Warren Furutani
  SD 39 - Toni Atkins

California State Assembly:
  AD 43 - Laura Friedman
  AD 44 - Jacqui Irwin
  AD 46 - Adrin Nazarian
  AD 51 - Jimmy Gomez
  AD 53 - Miguel Santiago
  AD 59 - Reginald Byron Jones-Sawyer

Los Angeles County Democratic Committee:
  39th District - Jim Hilfenhaus, Rosemary Jenkins, Lyn Shaw
  45th District - Ray Bishop, Leah Herzberg, Richard Matthews
  50th District - Joe Cizlowski, Deana Igelsrud, Paul Koretz, Dorothy Reik
  51st District - Hans Johnson, Luis Lopez
  54th District - Michael Fine, Jonathan Friedman, Dallus Fowler, Jackie Hawthorne, Terrence Montgomery,
                            Nancy Pearlman, Rosa Russell, Ronnie Jayne Solomon, Jimmy Woods-Gray
  59th District - Bobbie Jean Anderson
  62nd District - Clara Robin, Patricia ”Patt” Sanders

Judge of the Superior Court:
  Office 11 - Debra R. Archuleta
  Office 42 - Cyndy Zuzga
  Office 60 - James A. Kaddo
  Office 84 - Susan Jung Townsend
  Office 120 - No Endorsement
  Office 158 - Kim L. Nguyen
  Office 165 - Kathryn Ann Solorzano

Ballot Proposition 50 - Suspension of Legislators - YES

Learn more about our endorsement process here!

Don't forget to renew your membership to ADA SoCal: Donate