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Jan 22 – My Journey to Liberalism
 – Confessions of a Former Conservative


2017 is proving to be an exciting time for Democrats in California.

The ADEM elections at the start of the January and the Women’s March this weekend are positive signs that people have awoken and are getting more involved in the political process. January is the just warm up.

For this month’s meeting we welcome Prof Stephen J. Natoli to relate his personal journey including the experiences and values that brought him to the liberal side, and the principles and issues that keep him there. Here is a book review for Liberally Speaking: Why Liberalism is Right for America The US Review of Books: Professional Book Reviews for the People.

Following Steve’s presentation we’ll introduce some of the newly elected Assembly Delegates who many of you recently voted for, and who will be representing you at the State Convention in May in Sacramento.

For those who took part in the historic protest yesterday (possibly the largest demonstration in San Diego for the last 45 years) please bring along your signs and attire for everyone to enjoy.

Brandon MacDonald from the Western Service Workers Association will be taking orders for tamales for their Winter Drive – just in time for Super Bowl Sunday!

Reminder: our election of officers will take place at our February general meeting. If you’re interested in running for election for any E-Board position please contact Ruth Rollins (email) who is Chair of the nominating committee.


natoliStephen J. Natoli is Professor of History at College of the Sequoias. He holds degrees in History and Political Science from Claremont McKenna College and graduate degrees in Education from Claremont Graduate School and History from California State University, Fullerton. An activist for many years, Professor Natoli is faculty advisor for the college’s Young Democrats Club, was recognized with a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Tulare County Democratic Party and served as a 2016 California Presidential Elector. He lives in Visalia, California with his wife Joan. They have two grown daughters and one granddaughter.


4:00PM – 5:30PMPointLomaAssemblyMap

Point Loma Assembly, 3035 Talbot St, San Diego, CA 92106
For additional info call (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 we suggest adjourning to the Point Break Cafe at 2743 Shelter Island Dr to continue our progressive conversation. Happy Hour is until 6:30pm.

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