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Newport Beach

and Neighboring Communities

 

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CD 48 Candidate Forum
Wednesday, January 10, 2018
6:00 PM 9:00 PM
Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort
Details & Tickets available here

The Aliso Niguel Democratic Club, in partnership with other democratic clubs and grassroots groups, presents a Candidate Forum comprising all Democratic congressional candidates in California’s 48th Congressional District.  Featured Democratic candidates running against Congressman Dana Rohrabacher are:  

Hans Kierstead Boyd Roberts
Michael Kotick Harley Rouda
Laura Oatman Omar Siddiqui
Rachel Payne Anthony Zarkades

 

 

 

⇒ Upcoming Meeting Information ⇐

JANUARY ANNUAL MEETING

Meeting Sponsor Opportunity:  Contact NBWDC for details 

Date:  Tuesday, January 16, 2018
Time:  5:30 P.M. Networking | 6:00 P.M. Annual Meeting & Elections 
Location: TBD
Admission: Light Refreshments 
… Members: Free with RSVP; $10 if Walk-In
… Non-Members: $10 with RSVP; $15 if Walk-In
Meeting Topics:
… Officer Elections for 2018
… 2017 Accomplishments & 2018 Goals
… 2017 Budget Review & 2018 Proposed Budget
… 2018 Program Overview
… 2018 Committee Goals Review
Agenda: Available Shortly
RSVP Deadline January 12 RSVP Form Here

You may prepay your Admission by Credit Card by clicking on the button below.

 

FEBRUARY MEETING
Meeting Sponsor Opportunity:  Contact NBWDC for details 

Date:  Tuesday, February 20, 2018
Time:  5:30 P.M. Networking | 6:00 P.M. Annual Meeting & Elections 
Location: TBD
Admission: Light Refreshments & Cash Bar:
Members: Free with RSVP; $10 if Walk-In
Non-Members: $10 with RSVP; $15 if Walk-In
Guest Speaker & Topic:  Pending Confirmation 
Agenda: Available Shortly
RSVP Deadline February 16  RSVP Form Here

You may prepay your Admission by Credit Card by clicking on the button below.

 


NBWDC’s Indivisible Task Force

NBWDC’s Indivisible Task Force on Activism is hard at work identifying activism opportunities and training. Be sure to follow the Task Force on social media for timely information and updates.  A copy of the Indivisible Guide is available here.

 
Call to Action – Week of December 11, 2017

Read: The Hidden Agenda Buried in Tax Cuts
An article written by NBWDC Members Martha Peyton and Saboohi Currim

and

Call to Action #1: Advocate for a clean Dream Act vote before recess.
Call: Senators Feinstein and Harris, and Reps Rohrabacher and Walters
Script: Hi. I’m from [ZIP] and I’m calling because I disagree with McConnell and Ryan’s decision to not include the Dream Act in the continuing resolution. I don’t want these young people who’ve lived in the US their whole lives sent to an ICE jail or a border town in Mexico to fend for themselves. This is not who we are. I want [name] to protect these young people and use his/her influence to vote on the Dream Act (H.R. 3440/S. 1615) before recess. Thank you.

Call to Action #2: Advocate for our youngest, most vulnerable citizens’ health.
C
all: Senators Harris and Feinstein
Script: Hi. I’m from [ZIP], calling to ask [name] to fund the Children’s Health Insurance Program. It’s had 19 years of bipartisan support. A delay in authorizing its funding puts the health of 9 million kids at risk starting this month. What is Sen. [name] doing to reauthorize CHIP funding?

Call to Action #3: Oppose the tax bill for the negative effects it has on women’s careers
R
ead: This excellent Forbes article.
Call: Senators Feinstein and Harris.  Vote likely on Dec 18.
Script: Script: The Republican tax bill hurts women, their educational options and career choices. It would also decrease the number of female entrepreneurs. I want [name] to oppose this tax bill and restore normal order in Congress. [As a woman, student, teacher, parent, and/or business owner,] I oppose a corporate tax reduction at the expense of our future. Thank you.

The printout of this week’s Call to Action is available here
And includes contact information for local US Senators & Congressional Representatives


Event Planner

 

››››› Upcoming Events

CD 48 Candidate Forum

The Aliso Niguel Democratic Club, in partnership with other democratic clubs and grassroots groups, presents a Candidate Forum comprising all Democratic congressional candidates in California's 48th Congressional District.

Featured candidates running against Congressman Dana Rohrabacher are:
--Hans Kierstead
--Michael Kotick
--Laura Oatman
--Rachel Payne
--Boyd Roberts
--Harley Rouda
--Omar Siddiqui
--Anthony Zarkades

Learn how they plan to represent their district's progressive values in Congress, solve our district’s issues, and advance our nation’s principles of fairness and opportunity as they relate to healthcare, immigration, education, gun violence, climate change, etc.
When: Wed January 10 2018 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM


2018 Elections

It’s not too early to start planning for 2018 Elections.  The list of Democratic candidates for state and local races is growing. 
Candidates & Voters:  See information below.  Check frequently for updates.

Candidates:  Any Democratic candidate who wishes to speak at an NBWDC Event or seek an NBWDC Endorsement is required to fill out our Candidate Questionnaire which will then be reviewed for approval by our Program Committee.  NBWDC’s Candidate Questionnaire is available for downloading here

Voters:  Candidate Information as of November 13, 2017:


Voters:  Voter Registration Changes

Since the 2016 elections, have you:

  • Turned 18 and plan to vote in the upcoming elections
  • Had any change of address
  • Decided to change your party affiliation

If you answer yes to any of these questions, don’t forget to register or update your voter registration.  There are several helpful online tools and forms which can be found here at OCVote.com.

 

Welcome to Our Club


Join or Renew – Don’t Miss Out

We invite you to join as a Member or Associate Member.  Membership is valid for the current calendar year (January through December). 

If you are already a Member and have not yet renewed your membership for this calendar year, please do so without delay to receive full membership benefits.  

You may pay your Annual Membership either by credit card or by check. 

Membership by Credit Card

Membership by Check
If you wish to pay by check, please print  our Application/Renewal Form, fill it out, attach your check and mail it to the address on the form or bring it to our next event.  We look forward to hearing from you. 

 

 


2017 Club Officers & Committees

Officers
President:  Rima Nashashibi
Vice President: Karen Hinks
Corresponding Secretary: Deborrah Lugo
Recording Secretary/Membership:  Karen Tringali
    Assistant Recording Secretary: Patty Gwin
Treasurer: Mikelle Fish
    Assistant Treasurer: Open

Committees  
View our 2017 Committee Listing here

By-Laws
Adopted August 2017: Available here

Privacy Policy
Available here

Past President Roster
Immediate Past President: Mridula Udayagiri
Past President: Jean Hastings Ardell
Founding President: Dr. Suzanne Savary 


Questions or Comments?

Please fill out the form below to contact us by email.

Mailing Address & Phone

If you prefer to contact us by mail, please do so at the following address:

Newport Beach Women’s Democratic Club
P.O. Box 11761
Newport Beach CA 92658

You may also leave a voicemail message at 949.423.6468.  We will return your call within two business days.


Volunteer Opportunity

For NBWDC: Our club’s mission is to provide a forum for civil political discussions and promote and participate in activities that help educate members about local, regional, and national issues.  And it is so important in this election year that we are successful in accomplishing our mission.  Won’t you help us?  We have a number of committee chairs who have specific roles and responsibilities and are always looking for a helping hand.  For example:

  • Communications & Social Media
  • Endorsements
  • Membership
  • Events Planning
  • Membership
  • Voter Outreach . . . and more

If you have an interest in any of these areas, please let us know.  Send us an email or leave us a phone message (949.423.6468) and we’ll get right back to you.


Membership Has Its Benefits

Renew your membership or join now to receive full Club Benefits, such as voting rights, members-only news and invitations to special events.  NBWDC’s Application form is available here.  Simply fill out the form, attach your check, and mail it or bring it to our next event.  We look forward to hearing from you.


 2017 Photo Albums – Enjoy!

Club Meetings & Events

  

NBWDC members around the country and around the world participating in the 2017 Women’s March

       


Press & Commentary

OC Sheriff Hutchens Clarifies OCSD’s Role in Immigration Enforcement
February 23, 2017 Statement here

News Briefs – June 2017


California Women Lead Newsletter


Speak Up

Letters and calls to our legislators, letters to editors, Social Media postings, conversations with friends.  These are all important tools to help get the word out and building support for issues that are important to women and Democrats.  Find an issue you are passionate about and do your part to join in the conversation.

US Senators and Representatives


Local Press Editors


Newport Beach Government Email Addresses


#StandwithPP Campaign (Planned Parenthood)


Our Mission

Our mission is to provide a forum for civil political discussions and promote and participate in activities that help educate members about local, regional, and national issues.

 

 

Our Club

The Newport Beach Women’s Democratic Club was formed by a small group of like-minded Democratic women who were brought together by their desire for civil discussion around political issues. Within a short time, our club grew and became a notable presence in the Orange County Democratic community.

We promote democratic values through activism.  Our work includes get-out-the-vote efforts, presence at community events, and sponsoring forums for Democratic candidates as well as candidates for non-partisan offices.  We also speak publicly and take part in demonstrations. 

Club membership is open to women who are registered Democrats.  We also welcome registered Democratic men as non-voting associates.  While most members live in Newport Beach, we also value those from surrounding Orange County communities.

At our meetings and events, we welcome those who wish to be benefactors of our Club regardless of party affiliation.

For more information about our Club and Membership, please fill out the Contact Us Form above.

Our Privacy Policy is available at http://www.nbwdc.org/privacy-policy/

 

 

 

Our Accomplishments

The Newport Beach Women’s Democratic Club was chartered by the Democratic Party of Orange County in February 2008.  Since then, we have accomplished much.  Here are a few of the highlights: 

  • Hosted 2016 Candidate Forums for Federal, State, Local and City elections
  • Worked directly with local elected officials to help support important legislation
  • Worked as a founding member to create the California Alliance of Democratic Women’s Clubs
  • Supported our founding president’s campaign for 48th Congressional District in 2016 and 2014
  • Staffed the Democratic Party of Orange County’s voter registration booth at the Orange County Fair each year
  • Recognized by Planned Parenthood in 2015 as part of the OC Women’s Coalition for work against abortion bans
  • Participated as a partner in the OC Women’s Coalition against abortion bans at Hoag Hospital after its affiliation with St. Joseph’s Catholic Hospital
  • Joined women’s groups from around the county in 2014 to protest the U.S. Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby decision
  • Honored as Coalition Partner of the Year in 2011 by Planned Parenthood of Orange and San Bernardino Counties for our support of their organization.

September 15 2016 – Candidate Forum: Newport Beach City Council and Newport-Mesa Unified School District

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August 8 2016 – Steyer Luncheon (CEO NexGen) Topic: Climate Change & Social Justice
L to R: Ardell, Savary, Steyer, Humphreys | Templeton, Hailey, Geerling | Ardell, Savary | Savary, Steyer, Humphreys, Stephens

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May 2016 – State and Local Candidate Forum
L to R: Udayagiri, Kahn, Ali, Fox, Blair, Pinkston, Grayson, Nashashibi

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April 2016 – Federal Candidate Forum
L to R: Wolf (for Dunn), Gallagher, Nashashibi, Einwechter for Sanchez, Savary

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February Meeting

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