The Democratic Club of the Monterey Peninsula can trace its roots to 1925, when the Democratic Women’s Club became the first Democratic Club west of the Mississippi. In 1995, the Democratic Women’s Club merged with the Peninsula Democratic Club to become the DCMP.
Throughout our history, the DCMP has never wavered from our stated purpose: to encourage the participation of local Democrats in national, state and local political and social issues; to support the candidacies of qualified Democrats for public office; and to provide and support an active organization to work for the nomination and election of Democratic candidates who will advance legislation addressing those political and social issues while respecting human equality and welfare, in harmony with the basic tenets of the Democratic Party.
Today, thanks to the generosity and dedication of our more than 400 members, the Democratic Club of the Monterey Peninsula stands as the premier Democratic Party organization in Monterey County. Some highlights of the past few years include:
- Funding, staffing and maintaining a Democratic Party Headquarters in 2004. Many volunteers attracted to that office then have become the core leadership of today’s County Central Committee.
- Registering more than 5000 Democrats since 2004.
- Funding, staffing and maintaining the Democratic Party Headquarters in 2008. More than 1500 members and other volunteers made more than 15,000 phone calls for Barack Obama and other Democrats in California and to states around the country, and walked precincts in support of Democrats and state propositions.
- Donating more than $30,000 in support of local candidates and campaigns.
The election of Barack Obama and the return of Congress to Democratic Party control in 2008 and his re-election in 2012 were great victories, but the battle for Democratic Party ideals and values continues, both in Washington and in Sacramento. The DCMP is in the forefront of that battle.
Join us today. Help us to meet our goals, and to reach for new ones. Work with us for a greater California, and a greater United States of America.