Bowl for Fun-draiser & Endorsement Meeting @ All Star Lanes

Good Afternoon Northeast Democrats,

First off, GO DODGERS! Game 2 is today and Game 4 is during our fundraiser-endorsement meeting on Wednesday. Fear not, the game will be televised at All Star Lanes so come support the Club and the Team at the same time.

Club Fundraiser @ All Star Lanes on Wednesday

Come bowl & eat/drink with NELA residents and NEDC members at Eagle Rock staple, All Star Lanes. It’s Game 4 that night so come join us in cheering on our Team too! We have a couple packages you can purchase at the event to make food/drink/bowl a no-hassle affair.

☐ $250.00 – NELA Premiere Sponsor (10 full package tickets; includes bowling, food & drink tix)
☐ $150.00 – Gold Sponsor (7 full package tickets)
☐ $100.00 – Bronze Sponsor (4 full package tickets)
☐ $30.00 – General Admission
☐ $25.00 – NEDC Member Price

6:00 p.m to 7:30 p.m. is the Fundraiser
8 p.m is the endorsement meeting

All Star Lanes
4459 Eagle Rock Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90041

Endorsement meeting for AD51 with candidates present
That same day too, starting at 8 p.m. the Club will vote to endorse a candidate for the AD51 General election. Wendy Carrillo and Luis Lopez are scheduled to join us.

Support is Needed:

As some of you know, our board member Jessica Wethington McLean and her family are in need of our community right now. Their 2-year old daughter, Clara, has been diagnosed with a rare, genetic brain disease called Leukodystrophy. There is more information at

Jessica was a founding member of the Eagle Rock Neighborhood Council, has been a member of the Northeast Dems for many years and is involved with numerous other local grass-roots organizations. She also served as staff to the CD14 Councilmember for more than a decade.

Now, this family needs our community to rally in support. If you are able, there are a couple of ways to help:


MEALS CAN BE PROVIDED to the family (3 adults, 2 kids) by signing up for a date at   All the details are there about dates and meal needs.

Please keep the family in your thoughts as they navigate this difficulty, and hope for a miracle for their precious little girl.  Thanks for your consideration.

Club Fundraiser & AD51 Endorsement meeting @ All Star Lanes

On October 18th, we will be hosting a club fundraiser and conduct our endorsement meeting for the AD51 run-off. Due to the nature of the special election, and to encourage full participation from potential new members, the club has extended the deadline for new members to pay dues that would qualify them to vote in the October meeting.

The extended deadline is now September 27th at midnight.  It is important to note that the extension only applies to this special election.

Pay Dues

More details about our fundraiser are forthcoming.

Wednesday, Oct. 18, time TBD.
All Star Lanes. (plenty of parking there)
4459 Eagle Rock Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90041

July Meeting cancelled and moved to August 16 for AD51 Endorsement

Northeast Democrats,

Good Afternoon! Due to changes in the Assembly race (AD51) we’re cancelling our July 19 meeting and moving it to August 16. During this meeting we will endorse a candidate for the race.

As always, new club members who want to vote must be dues-paying members for 30 days prior to an endorsement meeting (on or before July 16) . Existing / renewing members may renew their dues at the endorsement meeting and vote.

***Also please save the date of September 20 for our fundraiser***

Meeting Schedule for 2017:
August 16: Endorsement meeting for 51st Assembly District
Sept. 20:  Club fundraiser
December:  Club Holiday Mixer

March Club Update

NELA Dems Endorses
Jimmy Gomez for Congress
and says goodbye to El Arco Iris

At the final meeting that will be held at El Arco Iris restaurant (ICYMI, it is being sold), on Weds. March 15, NELA Dems voted to endorse Jimmy Gomez for Congress.

All democratic candidates were invited to participate. Five candidates returned their candidate surveys by the deadline to be considered (Jimmy Gomez, Yolie Flores, Sandra Mendoza, Sara Hernandez, and Ricardo de la Fuente)

With 84% of the vote, Jimmy Gomez is the pick of the Northeast Democratic Club.  Best of luck, Jimmy – we are with you!

VOLUNTEER FOR JIMMY- Club members who want to volunteer for the Jimmy Gomez campaign can sign up here.  We will also keep you updated with special opportunities and requests from the campaign.

VOTE: The primary for this race is on April 4, 2017.

(See an album of photos by Al C. Strange from the endorsement meeting on our Facebook page)

El Arco Iris has been a wonderful friend to our club for many years. We encourage you to go enjoy a meal and support the business, opened in 1964, during its final weeks.  Thank you El Arco Iris. You will be missed.

April 19 – Next Club Meeting
(and possible endorsement meeting for Council District 1)

The next club meeting is Wednesday April 19.  We will be in touch with location details, since as mentioned above, we have said a fond goodbye to El Arco Iris.

At the April 19 meeting, we will discuss items of business including:

  • a presentation by the California Clean Money Campaign, regarding AB 14, the California Disclose Act, authored by Assemblymember Jimmy Gomez (D-Los Angeles) and Marc Levine (D-San Rafael.)
  • Volunteer / organizing opportunities
  • Upcoming September club fundraiser
  • POSSIBLE CD1 ENDORSEMENT.  As of today, it appears that no candidate has achieved more than 50%+1 vote in the March 7 primary election for Council District 1. Ballots are still being counted and final results are expected early next week, but it appears there will be a runoff between the two top voter getters, Gil Cedillo and Joseph Bray-Ali.  NELA Dems did not endorse either candidate in the primary election as no candidate achieved the required 60% threshold for a club endorsement.  Club rules allow consideration of an endorsement in a general election if no candidate is endorsed in the primary or if the endorsed candidate does not advance to the general.  We will keep you posted on the results coming from the LA County registrar.  As always, new club members who want to vote must be dues-paying members for 30 days prior to an endorsement meeting.  Existing / renewing members may renew their dues at the endorsement meeting and vote.

(in case you missed it)

February was a busy month for the club.

On Wednesday Feb. 22 co-hosted (with numerous other clubs) a debate amongst candidates vying to become our next Congressmember.

Then, on Thursday Feb. 23 our club hosted a panel forum at the Center for the Arts, Eagle Rock about the very important Measure S on the March ballot. The club voted afterwards, and while the majority of voting members voted against the measure the 60% thresh hold was not achieved for an endorsement.  As you probably know, the measure did not pass at the polls on March 7.

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February News & March Special Endorsement Meeting

We are co-hosting a CD34 candidates debate with other Democratic clubs (Stonewall, Avance & Miracle Mile) on Wednesday, February 22 at 7 p.m. in Lincoln Heights (Plaza de la Raza). For now save the date and stay tuned for more info in the next week.
On Thursday, February 23 at 7pm we are hosting a Measure S forum at a location to be determined. More info to follow, please save the date.
Special Endorsement Meeting for CD34 candidates is on March 15, which means:

*New Members of NEDC must register and pay dues on or before Feb. 15  in order to be eligible to vote in March endorsement meeting.

*Returning Members of NEDC have until day of endorsements meeting March 15th (Wednesday) to pay dues.

*You can also pay with a debit or credit card, or PayPal at

$10 Student/Senior
$20 Individual
$27 Family

Endorsements & Meeting Schedule for 2017

Los Angeles City Mayor: Eric Garcetti
Los Angeles City Council, District 1: No Consensus
Los Angeles City Council, District 13: Mitch O’Farrell
Los Angeles Board of Education, District 2: No Consensus
Los Angeles Community College Board, Seat 2: Steve Veres
Los Angeles Community College Board, Seat 4: No Consensus
Los Angeles Community College Board, Seat 6: No Consensus

Meeting Schedule for 2017:

February 23(thursday):  Measure S panel & meeting

March 15: Special Meeting for CD34 endorsement

April 19

June 21

Sept. 20:  Club fundraiser

December:  Club Holiday Mixer

EL ARCO IRIS (park at Galco’s)
5684 York Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90042
7 p.m. 

Holiday Party and More News

NEDC Holiday Party: Dec 12th at 7 p.m. (Monday)
It’s on a Monday this year and proceeds will benefit local homeless programs. Please bring perishable food, blankets, socks, etc to donate.

We will have light snacks, no host bar and a tip jar for the servers. Please DO NOT PARK in the Arco Iris parking lot. There is FREE PARKING at Galco’s across the street. The price of entry is to be determined.

Paying Dues for 2017 and Endorsements Meeting:
Our first meeting of 2017 is January 18th (Wednesday) and it is also our endorsements meeting for the March primary elections (yes, here we go again!).

*New Members of NEDC must register and pay dues on or before Dec. 12th (our Holiday Party) in order to be eligible to vote in January.

*Returning Members of NEDC have until day of endorsements meeting January 18th (Wednesday) to pay dues for 2017.

*Bring a check or cash to Holiday Party or Meeting in January. You can also pay with a debit or credit card, or PayPal at

$10 Student/Senior
$20 Individual
$27 Family

NEDC Board Elections:
We are holding elections for 2017 board members on Dec 12th, the day of our Holiday Party.

NEDC Holiday Party & Club Board Elections
Monday, December 12, 2016
5684 York Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90042
7 p.m. 

Meeting Tonight (9/21) at 7pm

September (endorsements) MEETING is TODAY
Wednesday, September 21
El Arco Iris
5684 York Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90042
Please do not park in the El Arco lot. We can park in the Galco lot. 
Props & Measures for discussion tonight

Measure A (parks)

Measure M (transportation)

Measure HH (homelessness)

Measure RRR (DWP reform)

Prop 55 (school funding)

****We will have speakers for each

The newly elected board has updated the 2016 meeting schedule to reflect simplicity and predictability. All meetings are at 7 p.m. at El Arco Iris. Remaining schedule is below:

November 16
December 3: Holiday Party

Endorsements for June 7, 2016 Presidential Primary Election

Democratic President of the United States
Hillary Clinton

Los Angeles County Committee- 51st Assembly District
Gail M. Burns
Mary Rose Ortega
Jessica Wethington McLean
Bennett Steven Kayser
Daniel S. Andalon
Christopher B. Arellano
Mark Gonzalez

United States Senator
Kamala D. Harris

United States Representative- 34th District
Xavier Becerra

Member of the State Assembly- 51st District
Jimmy Gomez

Judge of the Superior Court- Office No.84
Susan Jung Townsend

Judge of the Superior Court- Office No.158
Kim L. Nguyen

District Attorney
Jackie Lacey

State Measure 50
No endorsement