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What we Read:
Mostly National Politics
Nate Silver's Five ThirtyEight
Progessive Take on News at Daily Kos
Inside Beltway Stuff at Politico
Taegen Goddard's Political Wire
Electoral Vote (much news)including polling data from all states with daily updates of important political news
California Politics:
Calitics Hollywood
Progressive open source
news for California
Sacramento Bee Capital Alert:
News on California Politics
Official California Government Sources:
California Democratic Party
Information about California Ballot Propositions:
Approved and Pending
Suggest new links:
local blogs especially welcome


ACT is the oldest progressive grass-roots political action group in the Foothills, and one of the most effective.  For 40 years, we've been fighting for progressive ideals at the city, state, and national levels.  Our special focus and competence is on elections and campaigning; individually and as a group.  Our members have helped elect numerous candidates to local and state office -- candidates committed to making positive changes in our communities.

ACT is a great way to meet other politically engaged people -- activists, officeholders, future candidates -- and to get better informed about key issues.  There is also an opportunity to get involved in the Democratic Party through our sister organization, the Arroyo Democratic Club.

Next Steering Committee Meeting
March 1

Home of Joanne and Tim Wendler

951 North Hudson, Pasadena

Pasadena Tenant's Rights Presentation on Proposed Rent Control Initiative

Presentation on Women's History


Socializing begins 7 pm, meeting 7:30

L.A. Democratic Party Meeting, February 13

Campaign to Take Back the House

California Target Book Analysis of Key Southern California Races, including results of Democratic Party Pre-Primary Endorsement Conventions


Flash: Ed Royce to Retire

As Fred Register Puts it "ACT-ADC Scares Ed Royce Into Retirement"

ADC decided to adopt Congressman Ed Royce of the 39th District for early retirement. Arrangements are currently being made to work with others in the district on voter registration and gotv. We will not endorse any one of the several candidates running in the primary. Look forward here and in The Phoenix for further information. ADC will be working in conjunction with SwingLeft in this campaign. SwingLeft Event Calendar for Actions in CD 39 to unseat Ed Royce. We will be organizing carpools or similar events to coordinate participation in some of these events.

A number of the people in the Swing Left San Gabriel Valley group have been actively canvassing and registering voters in the CA 39th Congressional District since at least early last summer. 

It’s an opportunity for ACT/ADC to join in

SwingLeft Event Calendar for Actions in CD 39 to unseat Ed Royce



Long-time ACT Member Bob Carlson Letter to Editor On President’s Latest Outrage Against Immigrants

September Steering Committee Condemned Trump Action on DACA

The Arroyo Advisory Group (AAG) Seeks Input On Future of Arroyo Seco with community survey. For More Information see letter from Bill Bogaard and Doug Kranwinkleco-chairs Arroyo Advisory Committee

To Fill Out Survey

Check back here for details.


Volunteer to work at 2018 California Democratic Party Convention

Mark Gonzalez Elected Chair of Los Angeles County Democratic Party: linke to biography Mark was a Judy Boggs intern for UDH in 2006

Congratulations to ACT member Kip Thorne on winning Nobel Prize in Physics for for the discovery of ripples in space-time known as gravitational waves, which were predicted by Albert Einstein a century ago but had never been directly seen.
Note that the Democratic Party District 11 Newsletter is now on the Recent Political News link

That page also contains items about interesting new developments locally and nation-wide. Only a few of those developments appear on the present page.

Inman Moore Article on ACT in Pasadena Weekly


United Pasadena Area Headquarters Roadmap of Local Events

Also check ACT/ADC Calendar


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2018 Membership Renewal Time

With the New Year it’s time to renew your ACT and ADC membership.

Please use the form below or renew online at Or you can wait to receive your membership renewal letter.
If you have any questions about your membership please contact Executive Director Jon Fuhrman at
Thank you to everyone who has already renewed. Your generous response is heartwarming!

____ I'd like to join both groups for one low price! (Checks payable to ACT/ADC) $40 Single $70 Single Sustaining $25 Each additional member per household $90 Double Sustaining $15 Student or limited income $150 Patron $275 Benefactor

_____I'd like to join ACT (Checks payable to ACT) $35 Single $60 Single Sustaining $20 Each additional member per household $85 Double Sustaining $15 Student or limited income $125 Patron $20 Gift Membership (NEW!) $275 Benefactor

_____I'd like to join the Arroyo Democratic Club (Checks payable to ADC) $35 Single $60 Single Sustaining $20 Each additional member per household $85 Double Sustaining $15 Student or limited income $125 Patron $275 Benefactor

Extra Contribution $ ___________ Political Account (for endorsed candidates and issues) $ ___________ Operating Account (for organizational costs) $_____________

$ __________ Total enclosed

Name ___________________________________
Home Phone______________________________ Cell phone __________________
Address _________________________________
Office Phone______________________________
City ___________ZIP_________ Email address______________________________

Mail to ACT, P. O. Box 40074, Pasadena, CA 91114-7074
Information provided will be available to other members and endorsed candidates upon request.


Selected Office Holders endorsed by ACT/ADC in the past: