Sep 22 – Monthly Meeting – Covering California With Obamacare

CoveredCalifornia350pxThe Point Loma Democratic Club will be focusing on the new California healthcare initiative for our September and October meetings. There are members of our club, children of club members, plus friends and neighbors who do not currently have affordable healthcare. We want to do everything we can to help everyone feel comfortable with and excited about this new opportunity.

The club is working with Senator Marty Block’s office, the Council of Community Clinics and 2-1-1, plus others, to put together programming for our members and the communities of Ocean Beach, Point Loma and Loma Portal.

At the Sunday, September 22 meeting, we want to provide information on what Covered California is, and isn’t. We hope to provide a robust program that packs in information to counteract all the misinformation.

Sunday, October 27, we are working to provide detailed information about how to shop for a plan that best meets the needs of the consumer; a program that totally empowers and gets as many questions answered as possible so that consumers will have the information necessary to get themselves covered by January 1.

It’s a great new day for California. Offering this programming to ourselves, our neighbors and our friends will help make it a success and should be a source of pride to us as Point Loma Dems, so please help spread the word!


Karis Grounds (email:
Karis  is the Health Programs Manager at 2-1-1 San Diego, an organization that works as a hub for community, health and disaster services. She has a background in Public Health with an emphasis in health promotion from San Diego State University. She has experience working in international and refugee health, helping to improve access to health care. She is passionate about educating Californians about the benefits to health coverage and the exciting changes with the health care reform.

Steve Rivera
Steve is a graphic designer by trade and has been a political consultant, volunteer, and Democratic Party activist over the last 25 years. As President of the California Young Democrats in 1993, he was part of the statewide effort to educate the public about the Health Security Act. Currently serving as CDP Region 20 Director and part of the statewide effort to educate the public about the Affordable Care Act, he cannot help but reflect that it’s been 20 years since the last national effort.

We’ll also have updates on the special election for Mayor that is scheduled for November 19th. David Alvarez recently received the backing of the Labor council, and Nathan Fletcher the Firemen and Lifeguards Union, while our own club member Bruce Coons is gathering support from many progressives. Mike Aguirre is running, and club member Lori Saldaña is not.

David Alvarez has confirmed he will attend this Sunday’s September 22 meeting.

The Central Committee of the San Diego County Democratic Party is scheduled to meet September 24 to consider endorsements, both for the special election and for our District 2 race with club member Sarah Boot. There’s bound to be a lot of interesting discussion at the Social Time both before and following the main meeting.

Eventbrite - Sep 22 - Monthly Meeting - Covering California With Obamacare to let us know you’re coming.

4:00PM – 5:30PM
Point Loma Assembly, 3035 Talbot Street, San Diego, CA
For additional info call Susan Peinado at (619) 800-5098
Directions and parking information

Social Time Members are encouraged to get together from 3:30pm before the meeting starts, please bring whatever light drinks/snacks that you’d like to share. After the meeting ends everyone is invited to adjourn to locally-owned nearby venues such as The Living Room Cafe 1018 Rosecrans Street, The Wine Pub 2907 Shelter Island Dr, or the Point Break Cafe at 2743 Shelter Island Dr, to continue progressive conversations.

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