If you choose to donate for the 50th Anniversary Celebration, click on link at top page or below.

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.  We do have a real impact! 

There is also an opportunity to get involved in the Democratic Party through our sister organization, the Arroyo Democratic Club. We are among five local clubs that form the United Democratic Headquarters.


Next ACT/ADC Steering Committee Meeting October 5

Social Hour begins 7 p.m Business Meeting convenes promptly at 7:30

Meeting on Zoom
Passcode 945684


Saturday, September 23rd, 2-5 p.m. to help celebrate ACT’s 50 years of progressive activism in the greater Pasadena area.

The 50th Anniversary Garden Party will be held at the historic Blacker House in Pasadena, home of Ellen and Harvey Knell.  The party will feature California Attorney General as guest speake, great food and drink, lively music, political memorabilia from 1973, appearances by multiple elected officials.

at ACT’s 50th Anniversary Garden Party on September 23rd!

To see all the sponsorship levels for ACT's 50th Anniversary Party , please use the drop-down menu below. Click on the level you've chosen, then scroll down and click ADD TO CART. Thank you! All sponsorships include two tickets to the event.  Sponsor

Sponsorship levels:

Presidential  $5,000

Vice Presidential $2500

Senatorial    $1000

Congressional $500

Friend of ACT $250\

ACT Supporter $125

Ticket to Our Anniversary Party $50


Confirmed Supporters

#Donate Click the donate button to donate for any purpose than for the 50th Party

The ACT & ADC 2023 Summer Potluck Meeting was a Great Success.

It featured a presentation by George Gascon, Los Angeles County District Attorney

and an Update on United Democratic Headquarters developments.

Here are photos of a previous event.

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LA County Democratic Party Unity Fund

[W]e’re excited to announce our LA Dem Unity Fund - our party’s new effort focused on electing Democrats up and down the ballot, holding elected officials accountable, supporting critical legislation, and maintaining our growing operation.
While our country has never been more divided, LA Democrats have continued to work together on behalf of all Angelenos and Americans.

Join us by showing your support for fellow Democrats

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.

In Memorium Archive

  • Obamas at Inauguration

    obama inauguration
  • Senators
    and Feinstein
  • photo of Senator Harris
    Senator Kamala Harris
  • photo of Alex Padilla
    We endorsed Alex Padilla
    for Secretary of State
    before he was appointed to the
    U.S. Senate
  • photo of Betty Yee
    Betty Yee Secretary of State
  • Member
    of Congress
    Judy Chu
  • Congressmember Adam Schiff
    w/Dolores and Ann Marie Hickenbottom ACT members

  • President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris
  • Lt. Governor Newsom w/Willie and Jerry Brown
  • Senator Anthony Portantino
    Senator Anthony Portantino
  • Assemblymember Chris Holden w/
    Past Senator Jack Scott
  • Governor Gavin Newsom
  • John J. Kennedy Pasadena City Council
    w/President Obama

  • Felicia Wiiliams, Pasadena City Council, Past ACT C0-Chair
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  • Steve Madison, Pasadena City Council
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  • Andy Wilson, Pasadena City Council
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  • Victor Gordo
    ACT/ADC endorsed Victor for Pasadena City Council;
    he is now Mayor
  • Elizabeth Pomeroy, PUSD Board
  • Michelle Bailey Richardson, PUSD Board
  • Kimberly Kenne, PUSD Board
  • Pat Cahalan, PUSD Board
  • Jennifer Hall Lee, PUSD Board
  • Sandra Chen Lau, PCC Board of Trustees