Peninsula Democratic Coalition
Professor Larry Diamond on
"Preserving our Democracy"
September 17th, 1 pm Zoom
The upcoming midterm elections likely have many of us worried about the state of our democracy. Now more than ever, we see that democracy is not a spectator sport; it requires each of us to protect and nurture it. We hope you will join us in this very important discussion, and leave inspired to take action in the months leading up to the November General Election. We will share a list of resources for how you can get involved.
County Supervisor Joe Simitian will be moderating the program.
Please register here: https://bit.ly/pdc-diamond.
Holiday Party, TBD
Thank you to all who attended the PDC Picnic on August 14th and to those of you who made donations. This picnic was special because we honored our long-time member Emy Thurber who will be moving to Seattle.
Thank You to Our Sponsors!
Titanium - $5,000
Shari & Don Ornstein
Platinum - $1,000
Gold - $500
Silver - $250
Bronze - $100
The Peninsula Democratic Coalition (PDC) is the oldest and largest Democratic Club in Silicon Valley. The PDC has a long history of promoting Democratic candidates and ideals and is chartered by both the Santa Clara and San Mateo County Democratic Central Committees. The PDC is affiliated with the California Democratic Council, a statewide coalition of grass roots clubs.
The PDC has members throughout Silicon Valley including the towns of Palo Alto, East Palo Alto, Stanford, Mountain View, Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, Sunnyvale, Cupertino, San Jose, Menlo Park, Redwood City, Portola Valley, Atherton, Woodside, San Mateo, Belmont and San Carlos.
The PDC stands in solidarity with Black Lives Matter!
What has your club done that you're We reject racism and all forms of oppression, and recognize that centuries of inhumane policies and decisions have shaped a society that actively marginalizes African Americans and other people of color. We encourage our membership to spend time listening and learning - reflecting on how the history of the US and the history of racism are intertwined.
We must each understand our own bias and our positions in institutional power structures; and then use our own power to bring about changes. To affect change requires each of us to play a role in developing equity with intention. Our role is to intensify the voices speaking out against racism and oppression today. We must also hold our leaders accountable for establishing policies that reflect our values to affect positive and impactful change.
Direct actions by all of us are necessary to bring about the end of systemic racism. Our Work Is Not Done until the Black community tells us it is.
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