Sister District CA Peninsula is located on the San Francisco Peninsula, from Daly City to Menlo Park, and over to the San Mateo County Coast.
We work hard, but we really like to have fun doing so! For example, in 2020 our events included in-person events and then quickly migrated to virtual events when the pandemic hit including a spaghetti dinner party, an evening with a stand up comedian/songwriter, a "Down Ballot Blues" virtual concert, a silent auction/cocktail party, and several fascinating speakers (including our famous Nerd Night). With this approach, we have been able to attract volunteers and donors and have become one of the most active and productive chapters in Sister District.
We meet via Zoom on the second Thursday of the month at 7 pm. Zoom links are sent to all who RSVP to our email. In February we will commence fundraising - our 2021 Kick Off fundraiser is on 2/25/21 (proceeds will go to Sister District Project).
Summary of our work in 2020:
In 2020 we supported four excellent candidates in tough elections, worked hard but sadly did not garner wins:
2021 will be a building year for our chapter. With fewer state legislative races around the country on the calendar this year, we'll be focusing on supporting candidates in Virginia state legislature races, and candidates in special elections. We will be looking to cement relationships with other organizations building progressive power and engaging with voters. We are now planning our calendar of events for the year.
A great way to learn about us is to come to one of our Sister District CA Peninsula monthly meetings, which are held every second Thursday of the month (except December) at 7:00-8:30pm via Zoom. Post pandemic we hope to resume meeting in person at the Highlands Recreation Center, 1851 Lexington Ave, San Mateo.