The California Democratic Party held selection caucuses around


winning HIllary Delegates

the state for delegates to the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. After the primary, the final slate of delegates will be assembled based on the percentage of the vote received by each presidential candidate in each Congressional District 14.


Coastside Democratic Club members Sabrina Brennan and April Vargas with Shaan Franchi.

The Hillary Clinton caucus for Congressional District 14 (Jackie Speier) was held in Burlingame at the Plumbers’ Union Hall, and was attended by approximately 450 people. More than 60 candidates were running to be delegates, and almost half of them attended the meeting and spoke in favor of their candidacy. The range of participants was great, with many diverse, experienced, enthusiastic options. The winning delegates were the three endorsed and supported by Congresswoman Speier, and the three youngest candidates, who are all college students. The winners were Lilli Rey, Melissa Cairo, Shikha Hamilton, Alexis Lewis (alt.), Ray Buenaventura, John Beaumont, Shaan Franchi, and Matthew Goldberg (top right).

The Bernie Sanders caucus for the same district was held in an Union Hall in South San Francisco. Approximately 150 people attended, including many from the Coastside. The winners were: Bobbi Ratley (Half Moon Bay), Bruce Jones (Half Moon Bay), Alex Hagan (Montara), Gus Peterson (Moss Beach), Elsa Schafer Ravel (Belmont), and Holly Cordiero (SSF).


Bruce Jones, Bobbi Ratley, and Thomas Peterson, winning Delegates


California billionaire Tom Steyer launches $25-million push to register millennial voters

California billionaire and climate change activist Tom Steyer is launching a $25-million effort to register young voters.

Steyer’s group, NextGen Climate Action, announced Monday that it plans to deploy organizers to hundreds of college campuses in seven states ahead of the November election.

“They have the most at stake,” Steyer said of young voters. “We’re determined that they will be a difference-maker.”

Steyer, who has been said to be considering a run for California governor, has spent tens of millions of dollars in previous elections backing candidates who support boosting renewable energy and other efforts aimed at combating climate change.

He spent $74 millioSteyern in 2014 alone, leading some to describe him as the Democratic equivalent of the Koch brothers.

His group’s latest effort aims to shape politics by changing the makeup of the electorate. Polls show that younger voters are more likely than their older counterparts to believe that global warming is an important issue that must be addressed.

The new registration drive will target college students in Ohio, Nevada, Colorado, Illinois, Iowa and New Hampshire, several of which are swing states in presidential elections.

Time to Renew Your Membership.

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Its that time again to renew your Coastside Democrats membership for FY 2016-2017. Our Club’s fiscal year runs from May 1 through April 30. If your dues are current for FY 2015-2016 then you will be eligible to vote at our General Membership Meeting on Tuesday, May 17, 2016 from 7pm-9pm. However if your membership has lapsed during the year, then you need to renew 30 days prior to any vote according to the Club’s Bylaws. If you are unsure just renew now.

Last Call for Coastside Dem’s Board Nominations

Deadline April 14, 2016 at 5 PM.nominate

The Coastside Democratic Club will be electing its Board of Directors for FY 2016 – 2017 at its Annual Meeting on May 17, 2016. Anyone wishing to be on the ballot, according to our Bylaws Article VII: Elections needs to:

Section 3. Nominations may be made by any three members and submitted to the Nominating committee.
Section 4. Nominations may be made from the floor, with two seconds, at the Annual Meeting.
Section 5. Nominees must agree to serve.
Section 6. All members must be present to vote and must have been a member for at least 30 days prior to the election.

The Nominating Committee shall report their nominations for all Board positions to the membership no later than 30 days prior to the election. Multiple nominations for any position are allowed. Please mail nominations no later then April 14, 2016 5 PM to

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