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Sep 24 – Endorsement Meeting

At this month’s general meeting coming we begin to consider endorsements for the 2018 races. This is an opportunity for you to come, hear candidates speak, and ask them questions before we commit the club’s resources to supporting their campaigns. Endorsements are not merely an expression of support for a particular candidate, but a commitment to devote our time and resources into getting them elected. With our endorsement goes volunteer hours, contributions – anything that we can do to help. Because of that, I highly encourage you to come and meet the candidates that we are considering commitment to. The two endorsements we will consider at our September meeting currently only have a single Democrat running. The first is for School Board District B. The board Vice-President Kevin Beiser has requested our endorsement, and given his hard work as our incumbent in the position, we will consider District B at our September meeting. Instead of holding a seat, the second race we will consider the potential gain of a seat that we Democrats have not …

Sep 7 – Tom Steyer Talks Climate

Tom Steyer will join us to talk about current issues in climate change politics and NextGen America’s work to prevent climate disaster, promote prosperity, and protect the rights of every American. There will be an extensive Q&A during which Tom will discuss the climate movement, the politics of climate, and how Californians can take effective action. San Diego Council Member (and club patron) Barbara Bry (District 1) will also talk about implementing a Community Choice Energy program in San Diego in order to meet our goal of 100% clean energy, and how San Diegans can help make it happen. Barbara is a former journalist and high-tech entrepreneur who was on the founding team of several local high-tech companies. Council Member Chris Ward (District 3) will introduce Tom Steyer. RSVP NOW to join us this exciting evening with climate leader Tom Steyer. And join and share our Facebook event! Tom is a business leader and philanthropist who believes we have a moral responsibility to give back and help ensure every family shares the benefits of economic opportunity, education, …

Elizabeth Warren at Netroots Nation Describes the Soul of Today’s Democratic Party.

Netroots Nation Conference, Day 3, Senator Elizabeth Warren Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) spoke at the annual conference of Netroots Nation in Atlanta. She talked about many priorities of the Democratic Party including reproductive rights, health care, and immigration while criticizing the agenda of Republicans and the Trump administration. She also cautioned about calls to move her party closer to the center. The annual conference was an “annual gathering for progressives” attended by online organizers and grassroots activists. [Transcript of Warren’s prepared remarks, sent in advance by her staff.] Before I begin, I would like to say a word about the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program – DACA – that was just discussed. The fights that we fight for – they matter. In 2012 – because of persistence of many of you in this room – 800,000 young men and women were protected from deportation. Because of DACA, DREAMers, who are as American as you and me, were promised a chance. The chance to work. The chance to live without the fear of being ripped …

It’s Time Again: Drinking with Donkeys

Originally posted on Pacific Beach Democratic Club:
CALIFORNIA IS THE 31ST STATE OF THE UNION, SO LET’S CELEBRATE ITS GREATNESS BY RAISING A GLASS TO REASON AND TOASTING OUR TOLERANT STATE ON THE 3IST DAY OF THE MONTH! YOU ARE HEREBY INVITED TO DRINKING WITH DONKEYS: A CALIFORNIA DAY CELEBRATION PUT ON BY THE PACIFIC BEACH DEMOCRATIC CLUB FOR: ALL CENTRAL AND AFFINITY SD DEMOCRATIC CLUBS (AND FRIENDS) – THE MORE THE MERRIER AT: STONE BREWING WORLD BISTRO & GARDENS, LIBERTY STATION 2816 HISTORIC DECATUR ROAD, SUITE 116 SAN DIEGO CA 91106 WHEN: AUGUST 31ST, FROM 5:30 PM UNTIL THEY KICK US OUT OUR INTENTION FOR THIS EVENT IS NOT TO BE A RALLY, OR EVEN A POLITICAL EVENT – OUR INTENTION IS TO BRING PEOPLE TOGETHER IN AN INFORMAL, FRIENDLY SETTING SO THAT WE CAN GET TO KNOW WHO WE’RE FIGHTING WITH AND FIGHTING FOR ON A DIFFERENT LEVEL FEEL FREE TO INVITE ALL PEOPLE INTERESTED IN HELPING US ON THE ROAD AHEAD!

Aug 27 – Annual Summer Potluck with BBQ – Support Western Service Workers Association Back-to-School Drive

It's August – which means our Monthly Meeting will be a social affair with our Annual Summer Potluck and fundraising for the Western Service Workers Association and their Back-to-School Drive. Sunday August 27, 2017 –  4:00-6:00PM  Please invite your friends and potential members to attend and meet fellow Democrats and elected officials, in a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere. Please bring school supplies, hand held calculators and backpacks or a generous check for the Western Service Workers Association Back-to-School Drive. If you cannot attend but wish to make a donation send a check to the Western Service Workers Association c/o of Point Loma Democratic Club, PO Box 7802, San Diego, CA 92167. The Club will furnish hamburgers, hot dogs, and soft drinks, plus two drink tickets per person for beer and wine. Barbara Bry, SD City Council District 1 Chris Ward, SD City Council District 3 We'll also hear from: Brandon MacDonald, Western Service Workers Association Pay online and save time on the day! Or pay at the door with cash, credit/debit card, or check (made payable to Point …