Peninsula Democratic Coalition

Upcoming Events:

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

Past Events:

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

Josh Becker

Marc Berman

Rebecca Eisenberg
Anna Eshoo
Gary Kremen

Martha (Deedee) Schurman
Joe Simitian & Mary Hughes


Gold - $500

Robin Abrams

Mary Gill

Lorri Holzberg
Julie Lythcott-Haims

Zoe Lofgren

Gail Pellerin

Bruce Swenson

Vicki Veenker
Gilbert Wong

Silver - $250

Anon. in honor of Emy Thurber

Margaret Abe-Koga

Pat Burt

Andrew Byrnes
Alison Cormack
Neysa Fligor

Lisa Gauthier

Vladimir Ivanovic

Bill James
Alex Kobayashi
Carol Kuiper ($375)
Claire Noonan & Peter Landsberger

Evan Low

Karen Maki

Robert Pierce

Diane & Joe Rolfe

Patricia Showalter

Charles Stone

Emy Thurber

Jackie Wheeler

Bronze - $100

Evan Adams ($150)

Patrick Ahrens
Larry & Donna Aronson

Diego Barragan
Chelsea Bonini

Sherry Brown

Nicole Chiu-Wang

John Comiskey

Devon Conley ($150)
Thida Cornes

Pete Dailey

Ron David

Heidi Emberling

Herb Engstrom ($200)

Carole Feldstein ($225)

Sarah Fields
Ron & Barbara Friedenthal

Teresa Godfrey

Rich Gordon
Linda Greenberg ($200)
Dexter Hake

Auros Harman ($200)

Sam Hindi ($150)

Kristen Johnson
Ellen Kamei

Dorene Kastelman

Arthur Keller

Carol Lamont

Sally Meadows

Kacy McClure

Sally Meadows

Sheia Mohan

Jodi Muirhead ($150)

Betsy Nash
Lisa Nash

Laura Parmer-Lohan($150)

Jan Pepper
Judy Plaska

Donna Poulos ($200)

Robert Pierce

Mary Prochnow

Pam Salvatierra($150)

Mark Shaw

Wendy Sinton

Vaishali Sirkay ($150)

Alice Smith

Sarah Smith

Wm. David Smullin ($150)

Jessica Speiser

Myra Strober

Buu Thai

Jean Wolman
Jennifer Wolosin

About

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.

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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.

To ignore injustice is to be complicit in injustice. #georgefloyd #icantbreathe #blacklivesmatter #ally #together of? Share a few highlights below. You can embed a video, document, or presentation to summarize the work.

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