The Club is happy to share the information about this event with the members. The Club has not made any endorsements as yet.


Join your friends to watch this inspiring movie!

An Announcement from the Board

The Board of the Coastside Democratic Club has accepted Bill Kehoe’s resignation as president of the Club. We very much appreciate all the hard work and dedication he has shown through the years to making the Club a success. We wish him the best for the future.


Help Register Voters!

The Coastside Dems invite you to help register voters – of any party.


Sweeping Changes Coming To San Mateo County Elections

San Mateo County is one of 14 counties invited to take part in the 2018 pilot program for a new election system that will be available to all of California in 2020.

The scrapping of precinct polling places in favor of large voting centers and ballot drop boxes, mail-in ballots sent to every voter, and offering same-day registration are some of the changes in the works.

How secure will the new system be? What difficulties will it present for the disabled and for non-English speakers?

Susie Raye will explain it all for us and give us information about the upcoming public hearings where we can participate in the planning of the system, making our voices heard.

And SMC DFA’s busy task forces will update us on their latest meetings and activities.

When: Wednesday, September 6, 2017, 7:00 pm

Where:  Woodside Road United Methodist Church, 2000 Woodside Road, Redwood City, CA 94061


Please Pay Your Annual Membership Dues!

Reminder for members to renew before August 1st.

If you have not already done so, it is time to renew your membership for the 2017-2018 year. May 1st is the start of our new year so please renew now. The 90 day grace period ends on August 1, 2017, or your membership will lapse. Visit our website for instructions on joining or renewing your membership at Us. Or contact


More than 60 people attended the annual meeting of the Coastside Democratic Club. They enjoyed hearing speaker Joe Cotchett talk about local and national issues.

Retiring Board members Cid Young, Harvey Rarback, and Fran Pollard were thanked for their service to the Club.

The Board and leadership for the year ahead were elected. They are: Pam Fisher (at-large), Meg Fried (Treasurer), Bill Kehoe (President), Kathy Klein (at-large), Doreen Gerrity (Vice President), Barbara Dye (Secretary). Not able to attend Kathryn Slater-Carter (at large).

The Club thanks April Vargas for moderating the meeting.

A Message from San Mateo County Democracy for America

SMCDFA members and friends,
The election of Donald Trump was a wake-up call for the Democratic Party to become truly relevant again…and to get back to the basics that win elections.
Our meeting program speaker, Kimberly Ellis, candidate for chair of the California Democratic Party, will make her case for a bold new path, as we near the officer elections at the CDP convention in May.

Next SMCDFA Meeting
May 3 – “A New Vision for the California Democratic Party”

Kimberly Ellis, dynamic candidate for chair of the California Democratic Party, proposes a 7-point plan to make the Democratic Pary relevant again and win back Congress. For the last seven years, Kimberly was the highly succesful executive director of Emerge California, the organization that trains Democratic women for elected office. The CDP officer elections will be held at the convention in Sacramento the weekend of May 19. We’ll also be getting updates from our SMCDFA task forces.

Bring your friends, and don’t be late — we always start with dessert.

When: Wednesday, May 3, at 7:00 pm
Where: Woodside Road United Methodist Church, corner of Woodside Road and Alameda de las Pulgas, Redwood City
Contact: Carole Dorshkind at

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