Advocating for Democratic values

in Newport Beach

and neighboring communities

NBWDC’s Upcoming Virtual Meeting
Thursday August 26, Networking @ 5:30 pm; Speakers @ 6:00 pm
Local Candidates: OC Board of Ed & OC Board of Supervisors
And John Wayne Airport updates on Issues and progress

Join us to meet two local candidates who are launching their 2022 campaigns:

  • OC Board of Education Candidate Sherine Smith
  • OC Board of Supervisors Candidate Joe Kerr

We will also receive updates on John Wayne Airport issues and the progress that is being made.  We will hear from NBWDC’s member Dennis Bress and a representative from the City of Newport Beach.

We look forward to having you join us.  Use the link below to register.

Support NBWDC

Here is a full listing of our Member Benefits and a few of last year’s key accomplishments, made possible only because of the generous donations from our Members and Friends.  We urge you to join our growing team and become an NBWDC member.  If you are not able to join right now, please consider a donation, large or small, to help us repeat the BLUE Tsunami in 2022!


Federal Reporting Rule

Members and Donors – Please note: 
We are required by the Federal Elections Commission (FEC) to maintain accurate information about all our members and donors. If you have made a donation, joined as a new member or renewed your membership, please choose one of the options below to provide the required information.    

  1. An online form that you submit through our website
  2. A PDF form that you can fill out and return to us by email

Thank you for helping us stay in compliance with federal and state reporting requirements.

Connect with NBWDC

Congratulations WISEPlace!
One of NBWDC’s favorite non-profit charities

And apparently one of the State of California’s favorite charities as well! Join us in congratulating WISEPlace for their well-deserved recognition.  And if you can, a donation would be even better!

WISEPlace is a leader in ending homelessness for unaccompanied women through housing solutions and empowering wrap-around services that provide a path toward personal self-reliance.  Check out their Wish List options.  Financial donations are welcome too.  Please visit WISEPlace.org for details.

BEST DEFENSE AGAINST THIS RIDICULOUS RECALL?

A GOOD OFFENSE!
Promote through social media how much you appreciate our Governor! Here are some facts for you to amplify next time you are on your favorite social media platform:

Hashtag: #CAcomeback  Tag: @CAgovernor

●  Governor @GavinNewsom is helping Californians get back on their feet. In his #CAcomeback plan, two-thirds of Californians will get a $600 stimulus check, low-income families will receive 100% rent relief, and billions for back-owed utilities.

●  California’s recovery is underway and @CAgovernor Newsom is helping Californians get back on their feet. His #CAcomeback plan includes the biggest state tax rebate in American history, 100% of back-rent & $ for overdue utilities for low-income individuals, & more.

●  CA won’t just recover from the pandemic – with @CAgovernor Newsom’s vision, we will thrive. The #CAcomeback plan provides 2/3 of Californians with a $600 check, helps low-income Californians with 100% of back-rent & overdue utility bills.

●  California’s recovery is underway but we can’t just go back to pre-pandemic life. @CAgovernor Newsom’s $100 billion #CAcomeback plan will help low & middle income families recover from the COVID-19-induced recession.

●  California’s recovery is underway and @CAgovernor Newsom is helping Californians get back on their feet. Under @GavinNewsom’s $100 billion #CAcomeback plan, the Golden State Stimulus would be expanded to allow 2/3 of Californians to benefit from a $600 stimulus check.

●  Low-income Californians who struggled to pay their rent due to #COVID19 would have 100% relief under @CAgovernor’s $100 billion #CAcomeback plan while giving them billions to pay overdue utility bills.

A Call to Action
Protect Women’s Healthcare Choices

We have an entire page dedicated to this important issue.  To read more and find out what you can do to help, visit our Healthcare Choices page.

 

The Newport Beach Women’s Democratic Club stands in solidarity with 


                 

 

 

 

 

Selected resources for anti-racism and social justice information, donations and actions.

 

Lend a Helping Hand

Thousands of people in Orange County are for the first time receiving food assistance due to the pandemic. This new demographic of people in need has created an unprecedented demand for food here and across the country. Stepping up to meet this need locally, Second Harvest has been creating in meeting these new demands.  There are many ways you can help support their efforts.  Visit their website FeedOC.org to select one or more options.

Membership and Benefits

Membership is open everyone, regardless of gender, who supports progressive and Democratic values. NBWDC has become a formidable presence in Orange County’s progressive communities because we do not sit by quietly when there is work to be done.  

We work tirelessly to seat Democratic candidates in our local, state and federal governments. With the support of our members and friends, we launch major get-out-the-vote programs and promote voter education through our regular topical meetings and sponsorship of a variety of community events.  We are active and vocal on social media and participate in local marches and demonstrations which focus on inclusion and equality for all.    

Our members receive unique benefits such as voting rights, delegate opportunities, members’ only news, invitations to special events and free admission to our monthly meetings.  See our full Member Benefits listing here.

Membership is $50 per calendar year (valid January 1 through December 31).  If you are a Veteran or full-time Student, please contact NBWDC about rate options.  Appropriate verification will be required. 

If your registered party affiliation is other than Democrat, we are happy to consider your application. Please contact NBWDC for more information.

We offer several convenient payment options, and encourage you to set up your membership payment on an automatic annual renewal so your benefits won’t expire.

Donations (GOTV & General Fund)

We rely on support from Democrats in all our local communities, even if you are not an NBWDC member.  GOTV donations are earmarked for voter education, voter outreach and supporting the campaigns of our local Democratic candidates. General fund donations are used for all other projects that help promote Democratic and progressive values, including event sponsorships, improvements to our communications infrastructure and so much more.

All donations, large and small, are put to good use.  Whether you donate a roll of stamps, make a recurring monthly or annual pledge, or a one-time payment by credit card or personal check, we appreciate each and every one.  Please use the links below for these types of donations.  Thank you! 

 

Federal Reporting Rule

Members and Donors – Please note: 
We are required by the Federal Elections Commission (FEC) to maintain accurate information about all our members and donors. If you have made a donation, joined as a new member or renewed your membership, please choose one of the options below to provide the required information.    

  1. An online form that you submit through our website
  2. A PDF form that you can fill out and return to us by email

Thank you for helping us stay in compliance with federal and state reporting requirements.

Our Big, Blue, Local Team

Take a look at all we’ve accomplished over the last couple of years . . . and having fun while we did!  Just click on the photo below to start the Photo Slideshow of just a few of the things that energized us to GOTV and win BIG & BLUE!

2021 Club Officers & Committees

Officers
President:  Cate Hardesty
Vice President: Kathleen Andrews
Treasurer: Phoebe Loos
Secretary:
….Corresponding Secretary: Deborrah Lugo
….Recording Secretary:  Karen Tringali
………Assistant Recording Secretary: Maureen Rust

Officer Positions Available for 2021-2022 Term 
Recording Secretary: 2-year term
Corresponding Secretary: 2-year term
For roles and responsibilities, please see Bylaws Article VIII below. 
Please apply here*

*Only Members in Good Standing shall be considered for officer positions:  a registered Democrat who is a self-identified female, and a member for at least three months, and attended at least one meeting as a member during that time. 

Committees 
View our current Committee Listing here

Bylaws – Ratified & Adopted March 24, 2021
Summary of Bylaws
Full copy of Bylaws

Privacy Policy
Available here

Past President Roster
Immediate Past President: Laura Oatman
Past President: Tara Steele 
Past President: Rima Nashashibi 
Past President: Mridula Udayagiri
Past President: Jean Hastings Ardell
Founding President: Dr. Suzanne Savary

Contact Us

 

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Mailing Address & Phone

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

Voicemail/Text @ (949) 423-6468

Committee Opportunity

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.  One way to  help support our mission is to serve on a committee.  We have many opportunities for you to showcase your skills and passion.  For example:

  • Communications & Social Media
  • Events Planning
  • Membership Outreach 
  • Governmental Activism 
  • 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 the appropriate committee chair will respond to you directly.

Voters & Candidates & GOTV

 

Voter Registration

Since the last election, have you:

  • Turned 18 and plan to vote in the upcoming elections
  • Changed your 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.

New OC Voting Procedures for 2020
2020 voting procedures will change, allowing more options and more voter-accessibility.  For information on new Vote Centers, Voting by Mail and more, read here.

Help us GOTV for November 2020
Your financial support, large or small, will help us fund our Newport Beach campaign support office, materials and events; all crucial in turning out the biggest number of Democratic voters ever!  

Our Elected Officials

A current listing of federal and state officials is available here


Candidates

Democratic candidates who wish to speak at an NBWDC event or who are seeking an NBWDC Endorsement are required to contact NBWDC’s Programming Committee for criteria and scheduling.  Please use the form below.

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Photo Albums – Enjoy!


Click on any image below to view its album/slideshow

2021

NBWDC Earth Day on Back Bay

 

 

2020

2020 in Review

City of Newport Beach
#nbyearofthevolunteer – Tringali

 

Congressman Correa’s
Woman of the Year – Nashashibi

2019

2018

Video Montage

Historical

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.

A Powerful Video – Marginalized Voters on a Global Scale


Why Labour lost the election” by George Monbiot

George Monbiot is a British writer known for his environmental and political activism. Though he was born to privilege he is known for his writing on the effects of corporate greed on the environment and the political process. In this video he shares his opinion regarding why all over the world peoples appear to be voting for marginal and autocratic individuals rather than competent leaders. His analysis really gives the viewer pause to think about what is the cause of democracies behaving in an inexplicable way. It is his opinion and not everyone will agree with what he has to say, but it is an interesting perspective.  Our thanks to long-time NBWDC Member Saboohi Currim for sharing this powerful video with us.

Newport Beach City Government

City Council Meeting Recaps
By Kathy Andrews 
NBWDC Government Activism Committee Chair

City Leadership Email Addresses

Our History, Mission & Focus

The Newport Beach Women’s Democratic Club was formed in 2007 by a small group of like-minded Democratic women who wanted to create an environment for civil discussion of the political issues which impacted them and their communities. Their mission was to draw Democrats and like-minded people with progressive values together to raise awareness, educate and find solutions for political issues by emulating principles and values consistent with the Democratic Party’s goals.

Today, membership is open everyone, regardless of gender, who supports progressive and Democratic values. NBWDC has become a formidable presence in Orange County’s progressive communities with a diverse membership which grows each year.

NBWDC supports Democratic values through activism.  We do not sit by quietly when there is work to be done.

We work tirelessly to seat Democratic candidates in our local, state and federal governments. With the support of our members and friends, we launch major get-out-the-vote programs and promote voter education through our regular topical meetings and sponsorship of a variety of community events.  We are active and vocal on social media and participate in local marches and demonstrations which focus on inclusion and equality for all.    

The Newport Beach Women’s Democratic Club focuses its efforts within the cities of Newport Beach and in the surrounding cities of Costa Mesa, Huntington Beach, Irvine and additional South County cities to support and advance the goals of the Democratic Party and progressive values in general.

Stop in and visit with us at one of our monthly meetings.  Once you do, we know you’ll want to be a part of this inclusive, dynamic, energetic and accomplished organization.

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.

Newport Beach Women’s Democratic Club
Post Office Box 11761
Newport Beach, CA 92658

NBWDC.org
Voicemail/Text: (949) 423-6468

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