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.


ACT & ADC Summer Potluck Meeting was a Great Success. Winter Potluck December 8 Location TBD

It featured discussion of the Pasadena Rent Control Intiative.

and an Update on United Democratic Headquarters developments. At least one Pasadena City Council member and two members of the Pasadena City College Board attended.



December 8 Potluck 6:30 p.m

Latest information to be posted here.

Zoom link:

Meeting ID: 264 294 0977 

Passcode: ZxN0M9 

Cheryl Brickey , Presiding Chair.

Program included discussion of election results Jon Fuhrman and Fred Register presented a lengthy and insightful analysis of the returns. All of ACT/ADC endorsed candidates were elected and nearly all of our positions on propositions both state and local were successful. Pasadema Measure H, rent control surges ahead in late vote count

Luna Maintains Lead in Battle for LA County Sheriff

L.A. County Live Returns

Kimberly Kenne Michelle Richarson-Bailey

Fall 2022 Endorsements-For All Races and Our Endorsements,
Including Sheriff and Ballot Measures click here.

Patrice McKenzie Marshall Yarma Velazquez

Look forward to our Potluck as our first in person meeting December 8 at usual meeting time. Location to be announced.

Membership is on calendar year basis, beginning January 1
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The single most important thing you can do is to make a few calls at one of our easy, virtual phone banks. Join us for fun, easy calling!

Click the link below and pick a phone bank! It is easy to sign up! Help turn America BLUE!

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Memorial Services for John Kennedy Late Council Member, September 30



The time is NOW friends! 
Starting THIS WEEK, we're calling for two critical CA races--and we need YOU to join us--virtually, or in person! First timers/rusty callers: there will be PLENTY of training to make these important, easy calls!

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Communications of the Pasadena Affordable Housing Coalition re: Pasadena Draft Housing Elements


Postcarding 2022 Elections

Take Action Now with the Democratic National Committee

National Women's Political Caucus Click through to events

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

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

ACT and ADC Preliminary Meeting Calendar for 2022

Our meetings will continue to be on the first Thursday of the month, with just a few exceptions. Meetings are called to order at 7:30 p.m. after time for socializing beginning at 7 p.m.

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

  • 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