January Membership Meeting – January 26, 2017

Our next Membership Meeting is January 26th @ 7PM

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.

Inspired by Trump’s candidacy and election, the number of hate incidents has increased nationwide. We are pleased to welcome guest presenter for our January meeting, DAA member Rick Eaton, Senior Researcher at Simon Wiesenthal Center, sponsors of the Museum of Tolerance.


DPSFV General Assembly: Sunday, February 26

The Biennial General Assembly of the Democratic Party of the San Fernando Valley

Sunday, February 26, 2017
Registration opens at 9:00 a.m. and closes at 10:30
You must be registered by 10:30 to vote.
General Assembly begins at 10:30.

University Student Union Northridge Center
California State University, Northridge
Nordhoff Street at Zelzah Avenue

Exact times, agenda, and program are to be announced, however it will last into the afternoon.

$10 Registration Fee
Register online at https://secure.actblue.com/contribute/page/dpfvga2017
or click to download a form

Hardship fee waivers available. Please use paper form or register on site.

We will be electing officers and Executive Board members for the 2017-2019 term. The officer positions are Chair, First Vice Chair, Second Vice Chair, Corresponding Secretary, and Recording Secretary. Three Executive Board members will be elected from each of our Assembly Districts along with fifteen at-large members.

In order to vote and/or run for Executive Board you must:
Live in one of DPSFV’s Assembly Districts: 38, 39, 43, 45, 46, 50
AND one of the following:

Be a member of a DPSFV-affiliated Democratic Club as of December 26, 2016. A list of DPSFV-affiliated clubs is at http://dpsfv.com/clubs/

Be a member of the Los Angeles County Democratic Central Committee (LACDP)


Be a member of the Democratic State Central Committee (a delegate to the State Convention)

In order to run for any office other than Chair you must also have been a member of a DPSFV-affiliated Democratic Club for at least one year. In order to run for Chair you must also have been a member of the Executive Board for at least 2 years.

Nominations for officer positions should be emailed to Nominating Committee Chair Thom O’Shaughnessy before January 8, 2017. Nominations will also be accepted and will close at the January 9, 2017, DPSFV Executive Board meeting. For more information see DPSFVs website at http://dpsfv.com/

Nominations for Executive Board will be taken from the floor at the General Assembly. Please do not email your Executive Board nominations.

Register online at https://secure.actblue.com/contribute/page/dpfvga2017 
or click to download a form

Save the Date – Holiday Party January 7th / Next Meeting January 26

Our holiday Happy Blue Year Party is Saturday, Jan 7 at 6:30pm.

Celebrate a Happy Blue Year with your friends at the
Democratic Alliance for Action

It’s the same day and place as the 38th AD ADEM election:
Valencia Hills HOA Clubhouse
24060 Oakvale Dr.
Valencia CA 91355

Tickets are now available for purchase on ActBlue.

Ticket includes dinner and entertainment.  
You may bring your preferred alcoholic beverage, non-alcoholic beverages provided. 

Buy your ticket now before we run out.

Our next Membership Meeting is January 26th @ 7PM

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.

Post-Election Message

From DAA President Patti Sulpizio:

The Democratic Alliance for Action congratulates our fine candidates for a fight well fought. We are thrilled for Julie Olsen who won her seat on the Saugus School Board, Edel Alonso who will join the Santa Clarita Community College District Board of Trustees and Henry Stern who will represent the 27th District the CA State Senate.

Sadly, for us and the rest of our candidates, the outcome of the election was not what we wanted. We feel very proud and grateful to Bryan Caforio, Johnathon Ervin, Christy Smith, Steve Fox, Jerry Danielsen, Lynne Plambeck, Stacy Fortner, Bonnie Nicolai and David Ruelas for putting themselves on the line for Democrats. Being a candidate is arduous and demanding on the individual and family. Our candidates were fully committed, prepared and ready to serve. We salute them.

We appreciate the support and time our members contributed to the campaigns and the unprecedented resources the Party directed here to the Caforio for Congress, Christy Smith for Assembly and Johnathon Ervin and Henry Stern for State Senate races. The Party recognized our potential to turn these districts blue. We must stay energized, organize and mobilize to retain that support. The midterm and Statewide office campaigns have already begun. As our LA County Democratic Party chair, Eric Bauman stated, “Now is not the time to for us to give up. Now is the time for Democrats to stand up & fight!”

With warmest regards,
Patti Sulpizio,
Democratic Alliance for Action

November/December Membership Meeting – Dec 8th

The Democratic Alliance for Action typically meets on the 4th Thursday of the month. Due to the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays we are having our November/December meeting on Thursday, Dec. 8 at 7pm at:

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 have some very special guest speakers. Representing Peace Action, the largest grassroots peace lobby in America, special guest Joe Cicero  will address “Donald Trump, the New Threat of Nuclear Weapons and War Hawk Foreign Policy.” 

“Water Protector” Logan Smith will recount his recent trip to the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation to support to protest of the Dakota Access Pipeline on tribal lands.

We’ll  have an update on efforts to close the Chiquita Canyon Landfill, including simple steps you can take to help and a discussion of the November Election, including races we won and what we need to do going forward to get Democrats elected in our valley.

PTA Sponsored Candidates Forum – Oct 20

The Santa Clarita Valley Council PTA will sponsor a Candidates Forum

Thursday, October 20, 2016
Bridgeport Elementary School
Multipurpose Room
23670 Newhall Ranch Road
Valencia, CA 91355.

The forum will begin at 7:00 pm with the Saugus Union School District Candidates Forum, followed at 7:45 pm with the Santa Clarita Community College District Candidates Forum.


Upcoming Events for SCV Dems

With 41 days until the election, we want to let you know about two exciting events planned for Santa Clarita Democrats! 

City Council Forum hosted by Santa Clarita Valley Young Democrats this Friday from 5:00 – 8:30PM.  FREE and open to the public, a great opportunity to meet your city council candidates. Full details at SCV Young Dem’s website scvyoungdemocrats.com RSVP to scvyoungdemocrats@gmail.com

Where: Northpark Clubhouse – 28201 Northpark Drive in Valencia.
When: Friday, September 30 from 5:00 – 8:30PM

Ballot Measures for Kids, SCV Democratic Headquarters, Common Sense Kids Action, an independent nonprofit whose mission is to make kids America’s top priority, will present the ballot measures that most affect children. Initiatives discussed have been endorsed by DAA, LACDP and CDP. Refreshments will be served.  More information at www.cakidscampaign.org. To RSVP email Sherryan Lima slima@commonsense.org

Where: SCV Democratic Headquarters – 23127 Lyons Ave Santa Clarita CA 91321
When: October 7th from 7:00 – 8:30PM

Presidential Debate Watch Party – September 26

You’re invited! Presidential Debate Watch Party Monday, September 26, 2016, 5PM to 8PM, Vincenzo’s Pizza 24504 Lyons Avenue, Newhall, 91321.

The debate starts at 6:00 pm but we will have a phonebank for local democratic candidates before the debate starts. Come in and phonebank, pizza will be provided!

Here are the details:
5:00 pm – Phonebank for Local Democrats
6:00 pm – The debate begins

The event is co-hosted by SCV4Hillary, Christy Smith for Assembly and Bryan Caforio for Congress. Christy and Bryan’s campaigns are treating us to pizza.  For more information and to RSVP check out the Facebook Event page here.  You must RSVP in order to receive a free pizza ticket.