All posts filed under: Elections

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 …

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 …

January 26 – General Meeting – Ballot Rundown, Propositions & Measures – with Anne and Cody

Election time is fast approaching! March 3, 2020 is the Presidential Primary. Vote by mail ballots have already been sent to military and overseas voters. San Diego mail ballots will start arriving after February 3, 2020. We’re planning a GO Team kick-off for volunteers in Point Loma, Ocean Beach and Midway the first weekend in February. The voter registration deadline is February 18, 2020. This Sunday January 26th at our General Meeting we’ll be talking through the Propositions and Ballot Measures. To help us understand the State Propositions and Local Ballot Measures we are pleased to welcome back guest speakers Anne Hoiberg and Cody Petterson, who will explain the pros and cons and field questions from members. Bring your sample ballots or voter guides with you and check off your decisions as we go along. Feel free to invite friends and neighbors who are looking for some partisan Democratic guidance. The club’s endorsed and rated acceptable candidates are: Endorsed Rafael Castellanos for San Diego County Supervisor District 1 Roberta Winston for San Diego Superior Court …

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November 24 – General Meeting – Why is the Role of a Judge Important?

Out of all local races, judge positions are often the hardest to research and understand. Judges aren’t identified on a ballot by party preference, and their professional history often makes it difficult to determine how they would side in precedent-creating cases. How can you tell if you’re electing a judge with Democratic values? Thanks to Jeanne Brown of the League of Women Voters we’ve been able to put together a fantastic panel to discuss why the role of judge is important. Professor Samantha Begovich, JD, Esq. Retired Superior Court Judge Janet I. Kintner Retired Superior Court Judge Laura P. Hammes Superior Court Judges For the March 3, 2020 ballot we’ll also consider endorsement of Democratic candidates running for uncontested open positions: Office 18: Roberta Winston Office 30: Tim Nader Office 36: Michelle Ialeggio and we’ll consider endorsing in the contested seat at our January meeting. Office 22: Steve Miller, Alana Robinson Additional Agenda Items/Speakers:  We’ll also judge competing proposals on Newland Sierra a development project that signatories forced the County Board Of Supervisors to place on the ballot next …

October 27 – Assembly District 78 Endorsement Meeting

At our meeting on Sunday, Octoberer 27, 2019, Point Loma & Ocean Beach Dems will consider endorsing a candidate for Assembly District 78. This district includes all of Point Loma and Ocean Beach and is currently held by Todd Gloria. Read more about the demographics of the 78th here. This is an opportunity for us to ask questions and hear from each of the Democratic candidates during a moderated forum. Please read up on the candidates and bring your questions. Candidates for Assembly District 78 are: Sarah Davis http://www.votesarahdavis.com Micah Perlin micahperlin.com Chris Ward http://www.voteforward.com Only members in good standing will be allowed to vote for the endorsement. If you renewed your membership prior to March 31, 2019, you will be eligible to vote. If you renewed your membership after March 31, 2019 or became a new member, you are only eligible to vote if you have attended a club meeting/event since you renewed/joined. If you renewed or joined at a meeting/event, that counts and you will be eligible to vote. If you are not …

September 22 – County Board of Supervisors District 1 Endorsement Meeting

At our meeting on Sunday, September 22, 2019, Point Loma & Ocean Beach Dems will consider endorsing a candidate for County Board of Supervisors District 1. This district includes the part of Point Loma/Sunset Cliffs that is approximately south of Point Loma Avenue and Canon Street including Shelter Island. Additionally, this is an important opportunity for us to provide support for another progressive voice on the County Board of Supervisors. You will hear from the candidates in person during a moderated forum. Please read up on the candidates and bring your questions. Candidates for County Board of Supervisors District 1 are: Rafael Castellanos: http://www.rafacastellanos.com Ben Hueso: http://www.benhueso.com Sophia Rodriguez: http://www.sophiabos2020.com Nora Vargas: http://www.noravargas.com Only members in good standing will be allowed to vote for the endorsement. If you renewed your membership prior to March 31, 2019, you will be eligible to vote. If you renewed your membership after March 31, 2019 or became a new member, you are only eligible to vote if you have attended a PLDC meeting/event since you renewed/joined. If you renewed …