Monthly DAA Meeting – February 18th (One week earlier than usual)

7:00pm Vincenzo’s Pizza 24504 1/2 Lyons Ave, Newhall, CA

Please Order Food and Schmooze before 7:00 pm (doors open 5:45 pm). Make sure to sign in at the check-in table.

We will be having elections for DAA officers for the 2016-2018 term, a presentation for African American History month and a second reading of a potential by-law change for early endorsement.

Please note: Our meeting is happening one week earlier than usual.

Happy Holidays from the Democratic Alliance for Action

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Happy Holidays from all ours to all of of yours, and may your season be merry and bright.

Our next membership meeting is Thursday, January 28th at 7:00PM at Vincenzo’s Pizza in Newhall. We’ll be discussing elections for club officers and setting our eyes upon the coming presidential election. See you all next year!

December Special Meeting and Holiday Party

We’re having a special DAA meeting on December 3, at 7:00 PM at Vincenzo’s Pizza. We’ll plan our January and February officer elections, discuss endorsement rules, Nov 2015 election results and our Dec. 19 Holiday Brunch Party at Marie Callendar’s. The meeting begins promptly at 7:00 so come early to order dinner and socialize.  Doors open at 5:45 PM. Be sure to sign in at the check-in table.

The DAA Holiday Party and buffet brunch is coming up on December 19th from 9:00AM to 12:00PM at Marie Callendar’s. Come hang out with other DAA members while we celebrate the holiday season. Feel free to bring an ornament for our ornament exchange. Tickets are $20 per person for adults and $10 for children and are available through ActBlue.

Marie Callendar’s
27630 The Old Road
Valencia, CA 91355

November 3rd Election Endorsements

The Democratic Alliance for Action has endorsed the following candidates for the November 3rd 2015 Election:

Lynne Plambeck – Newhall County Water District

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As a five-term elected board member of Newhall County Water District and an advocate for sustainable planning in the water community, Lynne Plambeck has devoted much of the last twenty years to ensuring that our community has a healthy and sustainable water supply through protection of our local watershed.
http://plambeck4waterdistrict.com/

Andrew Taban – William S. Hart School District Board

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Andrew Taban is a long time resident of the Santa Clarita Valley, a local youth advocate, and a recent alumnus of the William S. Hart School District. Taban is running for school board because he believes there is a disconnect between our youth and our system of education.
http://www.taban4hart.com/

2015 Awards Luncheon

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Tickets for the 2015 DAA Awards Luncheon are SOLD OUT. 
You can still participate by making a donation to DAA using our ActBlue link:

We are privileged to have Eric Bauman, Chair of the Los Angeles County Democratic Party as our featured presenter. Entertainment will be provided by comedian Steve Hill who will entertain us with his unique comic perspective as an ex-Marine, former California State correctional officer and small business owner.   

July Member Meeting – Eight Things To Know.

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DAA members packed Vincezo’s last Thursday to hear from candidates and vote on important issues to both the party and the club. It was possibly the busiest member meeting since the beginning of the year.

Here’s 8 things from the meeting to know about in case you missed it:

  • DPSFV President Chad Jones payed a visit to announce that the Truman Awards banquet will be on December 5th this year, more details will be forthcoming as the event gets closer.
  • The Fundraising committee presented its plan to hold a banquet on August 10 to honor local Democrats who are actively making a difference in their community.  The General Membership voted to authorize the funds necessary in order for the banquet to move forward.
  • Jennifer Stapleton from The Peace Alliance came out and asked the DAA to support H.R.1111 – Department of Peacebuilding Act of 2015.  DAA members were openly supportive of the idea and will vote on a written resolution in August.
  • The LACDP asked DAA Members to vote on supporting the Medi-Cal Funding and Accountability act of 2015.  Members will vote on a written resolution at August’s meeting.
  • President of the North Valley Democratic Club Richard Matthews brought a resolution asking local governments and the LA City Council to draft a letter to the San Luis Obispo County Planning Commission.  This letter would ask them to deny a project permit for the Phillips 66 oil train off-loading facility expansion amid safety concerns about transporting oil by train.  The resolution was voted on and passed with unanimous support.
  • Members voted on an amendment to the by-laws as they pertain to standing rules.  A current copy of the by-laws can be found here.(pdf)
  • Each of the congressional candidates running in the 25th district came out to speak to club members as well as Julie Olsen and Andrew Taban who are running for local school district seats.  Richard Mathews who is running for State Senate, and Lynn Plambeck who is currently on the Newhall County Water District Board also spoke briefly.  LA County Deputy DA Debra Archuleta who is running for LA County Superior Court also came out to speak to members.
  • Finally, there will a faith based symposium on the history and ecology of the Santa Clara River on August 15th from 9:00AM to 3:30PM.  The conference will also focus on current issues facing our watershed.  Details can be found on the event’s Facebook Page.

Meetings are the third Thursday of every month, except November and December where we break for the holidays.  If you haven’t been coming now is a good time to start as we head into election season.