Democrats believe in the power of the People.
We believe our nation’s strength is that different people can unite – working together for the good of each and for the benefit of all.
We believe that government’s role is to protect the people and ensure justice, freedom, and equal opportunity.
And we believe that by standing firm on these values, Monterey County, California, and the United States of America may reclaim our vision as a land of sustainable optimism, prosperity, and unity.
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Volunteer opportunities include writing postcards or letters, making calls or sending texts to get feedback on the recent campaign season, data entry, compiling and updating reference materials, delivering literature to homes, creating content for the website, helping subcommittee chairs, joining a working group, planning events, organizing the office, and more. Staffed by volunteers. Hours vary. Call 831-333-0101 for recorded information. Email a chair or officer, if preferred.
Center for Change – Headquarters for Monterey County Democratic Party and the election-year Democrats United Coordinated Campaign
Located at 1238 Fremont Blvd. , Seaside CA 93955 – Hours of operation are posted here during the month preceding elections. Open by arrangement and for events year-round. Call or text 831-272-7271.
Located at 931½ E. Market St. , Salinas CA 93905 – Open only during the month preceding elections (subject to availability per property owner) – not operating year-round. Call or text Karen Araujo 831-601-4564.
Located in Gonzales CA 93926 – Materials pick-up and distribution by arrangement during the month preceding elections. Contact varies with each cycle.
We are the party of unity and equity. Make your own Democratic space. Participate in one of five existing local clubs or create one focusing on a specific value, certain issues, or your geographic area!
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Take a stand. Our community, the Golden State, and our country need you.
Monthly business meetings are held on 4th Tuesdays at 6:30pm and usually alternate between our Salinas and Seaside locations. They are preceded by an optional social time 6-6:30pm. NOTE: As of 24 May 2023, we are holding a monthly “hybrid” meeting (online and in-person) until further notice. To participate online, please contact: MCDCC.Info@gmail.com. The auto-response will provide a Zoom registration link. The in-person Seaside location is the Center for Change (1238 Fremont Blvd.) June’s business meeting will be at the Teamsters Local 890 Hall in Salinas. (Enter driveway at 931 E. Market Street.) The location for the August and October business meetings in Salinas is still pending as of 5/21/23. Thank you.
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