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July 26 – Time to Stop Watching: From White Privilege to White Ally

Members of the Point Loma Democratic Club have asked what they can do to support the Black Lives Matter movement. One thing we can do is to have a good, solid foundation of what the movement is about. With that knowledge, we can help remake our communities into places where all can thrive.  Sunday July 26, 4:00PM – Zoom registration We are honored to host the group Continuing The Conversation (CTC). Founded in San Diego, California, at the Point Loma Community Presbyterian Church. Addressing the racial disparities, education opportunities, and need for locally transformed hearts and minds is a key priority for the organization and its members. CTC envisions and works towards a racism-free San Diego community. Although the focus is from a spiritual point of view, this group’s work is accessible to the non-religious. CTC’s blog is a good starting point with excellent links to YouTube videos, editorials, articles, links to films, documentaries and books, to guide your study. Rev. Karla Shaw, the Senior Pastor at Point Loma Community Presbyterian Church, has an excellent …

Help Flip the Senate!

Wendy Gelernter of Take Action San Diego recently shared 3 actions we can take to “make sure that we wake up smiling on November 4!” Join virtual letter writing parties to voters in the swing states of Michigan (5/28) and Iowa (5/30).  It’s a 2 hour commitment, and you get to join in with like-minded people from around the country while writing letters. Sign up here! Sponsored by Swing Left. Letters like these have boosted turnout among Democratic voters by 1.5% – 3.0%. Phone bank in support of Mark Kelly for Senate in Arizona the weekend of 5/30-5/31. Several 2-hour time slots are available on both days. Sign up here! Sponsored by Mission for Arizona (Arizona Democratic Party). Provide input on our electoral strategy. Take this 30 second survey to let us know which state or states you think we should be focusing our activism on in the upcoming months. For some background on this issue, you’ll remember that there are about 12 swing states that are most critical for winning the Senate and the Presidency, and holding onto the House in November. We had originally …

May 3 – Zoom meeting with Barbara Bry, local business owners, and with an extended Social Time

Join us for a (virtual) meeting where we’ll discuss the city’s roll out of an intentional, smart return to public and social gatherings. We’ll hear from local business owners and we’ll have an extended social time beginning at 4:00PM.  How do we keep the Point Loma and Ocean Beach businesses we love alive and well during this pandemic? Is it safe to visit local stores, or is it better to order deliveries online? How about ordering takeout, or picking up from restaurants, cafes and breweries? Jim Kase and Marianne Reiner will join us to discuss ideas and recommendations to make sure we keep our community alive through this time of coronavirus. 3:30PM Social Time for Zoom newbies (and pros) 4:00PM Social Time extended for Zoomers 4:30PM Jim Kase, General Manager, OB People’s Organic Food Market 4:45PM Marianne Reiner, Owner, Run for Cover Bookstore 5:00PM Barbara Bry, Council President Pro Tem, San Diego City Council District 1 5:30PM Adjourn If you’re new to Zoom don’t worry, we’ll help get you into the Social Time and the …

OB Bookstore ‘Run for Cover’ to Host Bestselling Author, Anti-Death Penalty Activist Sister Helen Prejean — OB Rag

The Ocean Beach bookstore on Voltaire Street, Run for Cover, is hosting the bestselling author and anti-death penalty activist Sister Helen Prejean. Sister Prejean will speak about her new book and about California’s death penalty. 119 more words OB Bookstore ‘Run for Cover’ to Host Bestselling Author, Anti-Death Penalty Activist Sister Helen Prejean — OB Rag

February 16 – Officer Elections, Judges Statements, Caucus, Straw Poll, Endorsed Candidate for County

Slides from meeting, including results of caucus and mayoral straw poll. Election of Officers for 2020 Proposed slate. Nominations accepted from the floor. Chair nominating committee: Ruth Rollins President: Merrin Muxlow (incumbent) Vice-President: John Loughlin Treasurer: Angela Hawkins Secretary: Kip (James) Eischen Statements from candidates for Superior Court Judge, Office 22 Note: we will NOT be formally endorsing for this position as adequate notice of the endorsement was not distributed in time Steve Miller Alana Robinson 2020 Presidential Caucus Vote We’ll reenact the Iowa caucus – complete with a mobile application that doesn’t really work. If you are passionate about one of the Democratic candidates, now is your chance to convince your fellow club members who to vote for on their Presidential Primary ballot. We’ll take corners of the room, and at each round of voting eliminate candidates with less than 15% of the vote. This is just for fun, and our mobile application won’t send the results anywhere. 2020 San Diego Mayor Straw Vote By a show of hands, or a paper ballot if …