Hello Fellow Democrats, Coastside Residents and Friends:
As 2023 begins our community is faced with challenges that seemed unimaginable just a few months ago. Severe flooding, landslides, falling trees and power outages have affected so many in our community. And then this week’s mass shooting in Half Moon Bay has brought unimaginable sadness, frustration and disbelief as our small community becomes the latest casualty in the ongoing epidemic of gun violence in this country.
We thank our elected officials on the local, county, state and federal levels for their immediate engagement and effective response. Who we elect truly matters and we are proud to have supported the leaders who are representing us during this critical time.
As Democrats and Coastsiders, we need to respond and stay engaged in effective and meaningful ways. The Executive Board of the Coastside Democrats met this week and voted to make donations to ALAS and Coastside Hope to help fund their crisis response activities. In addition, we are planning club events for the coming year that will bring the community together, generate renewed energy in advance of the 2024 elections and keep our Coastside neighbors informed about the issues that affect us all.
With the new year, we’ve reactivated our monthly newsletter. Please review the announcements posted below and in future newsletters for community and club events, volunteer opportunities and information that directly affects our neighborhoods and residents. We look forward to reconnecting with you as we work together to build an even more vibrant, inclusive and resilient community. We welcome all local Democrats to join us.
April Vargas, President
Kathy Klein, Vice President
Claire Giovanetti, Secretary
John Dye, Treasurer
Belinda Arriaga, Member At Large
Peihua Ku, Member At Large
Tyler Stone, Member At Large
With special assistance from Barbara Dye