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Mar 26 – Monthly Meeting – Now Is the Time: Healthcare for Everybody

For seven years the GOP has vowed to repeal Obamacare. We recently learned what they intend to replace it with. Trumpcare will reduce the number of people covered by 24million over the next 10 years Millions of Americans will be worse off – tax credits will be replaced by smaller subsidies For Californians – Federal support for MediCal will be gutted The proposed $600 billion repeal of taxes will benefit the wealthiest citizens and harm the poorest – families with incomes between $24,600 and $98,400 per year Steven Rattner, a long-time Wall Street financier, examines more of the details of the proposed legislation in this article for the New York Times: Trumpcare: Fiction and Fact. Now Is the Time: Healthcare for Everybody As Doug Case informed us at our February meeting, Senators Lara and Atkins have proposed a Senate Bill SB562 to “make findings and declarations with regard to the availability and affordability of health care coverage and would state the intent of the Legislature to enact legislation that would establish a comprehensive universal single-payer health care coverage program …

Notes from February Meeting – Political Climate – Doug Applegate on Taking the Hill, Carl Yaeckel from Citizens Climate Lobby

Club President Susan Peinado called the meeting to order at 4:02 PM. Susan thanked everyone for coming and asked all Club members who joined that day to stand and be recognized. She then introduced the following people who wished to speak: Dave Myers, candidate for Sheriff of San Diego County, said that when he started working in the department 22 years ago, his model was to police and respond to calls for help as if his mother was calling. He complained that they’ve gotten away from that today and treat marginalized communities differently. James McCord, a volunteer with California Clean Money Campaign, spoke about AB 14, the Disclosure Act, that’d require political ads to clearly show their top funders. He urged people to sign his petition and visit their website, http://www.YesFairElections.org. Later, Susan responded to his request that the Club endorse AB 14 by entertaining a motion that we consider endorsing at the next meeting; the motion was made, seconded, and it passed. Doug Case, State Senator Toni Atkins’ Political Outreach Coordinator, spoke about two …

Notes from January Meeting – My Journey to Liberalism
 – Confessions of a Former Conservative

The meeting got underway just after 4pm. Susan Peinado, President thanked everyone for coming and recognized some of the new members who had joined since the start of the year –  Merrin Muxlow, Martha Crow, Alexis Leyva, Debra Storch, Stacie Devitt, Micah Urbach, Robert Allenby, Elyse Angone, Jessica Hayes, Lan Lan Chen, Martha White, Beth Malachowski, and new patrons Katherine Aldridge and Angela Hawkins. Susan talked about the Women’s March, noting that the news coverage of San Diego’s downtown march, which drew over 40,000 people, was unjustifiably poor. Pictures of the march taken by John Loughlin were shown in the background and some signs from the event were on display. PROGRAM: My Journey to Liberalism – Confessions of a Former Conservative Stephen J. Natoli, professor of history at the College of the Sequoias in Visalia and author of “Liberally Speaking: Why Liberalism is Right for America,” spoke about how he’d changed from a conservative to a liberal. He also talked about the need for liberals to communicate more effectively and more often, pointing out that he wrote …

Mar 19 – AD78 CADEM Delegates Town Hall

We’re pleased to sponsor a Town Hall event for you to meet your Assembly District 78 delegates to the 2017 California Democrats State Convention. Come along and let your delegates know your thoughts on issues important to you. Delegates will update us on their recent activities and address comments and questions. There will also be discussions on ways to get involved in local actions and activities. Sunday, March 19, 3:00PM – 5:00PM Point Loma Assembly, 3035 Talbot St, San Diego, CA 92106 For additional info call (619) 800-5098 Directions and parking information

Feb 26 – Monthly Meeting – Political Climate – Doug Applegate on Taking the Hill, Carl Yaeckel from Citizens Climate Lobby

Control of the House in 2018 will be decided by a handful of Swing Districts, places where the last election was decided by a thin margin. In 2016, we lost the 49th by a slim margin of just 1,621 votes with over 310,000 cast.  Come to learn, and challenge, how we can work with Doug’s campaign to take back the Hill. I believe Congress is a function of the people, by the people, and for the people. For too long, we have sent politicians to Washington D.C. who play into the corruption of special interests over the needs of Americans and the nation. We need problem solvers in our government. We need new, positive leadership committed to integrity, accountability and transparency in a Congress that is willing to take big-money’s influence out of our Government.  As your elected delegate to the U.S. House of Representatives, I will reject political brinkmanship and focus on bipartisan measures that advance our economy bringing jobs back to the United States, help our troops and veterans, preserve our environment including our coastal …

The battle is joined: Lessons of the 2017 California Democratic ADEMs

The battle for the heart of the California Democratic Party has begun in earnest. November 8th taught millions of progressives an indelible lesson: the age of the part-time citizen is over. For too long, we have delegated power to those who hungered for it, who used it to enrich and aggrandize themselves, and who failed our Party, failed this great nation, and failed the Earth. I and millions like me awoke November 9th with an iron resolve to bring our principles to power. In the two months following the November 8th Presidential election, I joined nearly a thousand progressives running to become delegates to the California State Democratic Convention. Here in San Diego, we assembled slates in all seven districts of our county, contacting, vetting, and recruiting potential slate members, guiding and facilitating ‘get out the vote’ (GOTV) efforts, and sharing campaign literature across slates. It was an overwhelming feeling to look up in the aftermath of our own races and recognize that we had been part of a tidal wave of progressive struggle and triumph. Progressives won stunning victories across …