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Sep 25 – Measure A – How to Get Around for the Next 40 Years?

There’s a Measure on the ballot this November that could determine how we’ll get around San Diego County for the next 40 years. Transportation affects the quality of lives – how we get to work, how we get to the beach. It shapes the growth of our cities, and the health of children and seniors. The Republican Party of San Diego County and the San Diego County Democratic Party both agree on one thing – vote No on Measure A this November. On Sunday we’ll hear two reasonable voices arguing for and against the Measure. Anthony Montalvo is the Outreach Manager for Citizens for a Better San Diego, a campaign organization working to support Measure A. Gretchen Newsom is the Political Director for IBEW 569, and a member of a diverse coalition that includes environmental, labor, business, and community advocacy groups that oppose Measure A. Hillary yard signs Show your support for Hillary with a yard sign. We have a few available for only $12. That’s cheaper than buying them online and you save the shipping charges. 4:00PM – 5:30PM Point Loma …

Notes from the May Meeting – Politics of Choice in San Diego, Why Planned Parenthood Matters

Club President Susan Peinado called the meeting to order at 4:00 PM. Susan thanked everyone for coming; thanked all who brought goodies, including the new Refreshment Chair. Unusually there were no elected officials, candidates or spokespersons on behalf of a proposition, and therefore we moved straight into the main program. Politics of Choice in San Diego, Why Planned Parenthood Matters Nora Vargas, Vice President of Community and Government Relations, Planned Parenthood Action Fund of the Pacific Southwest, reported that the chapter was the nation’s second largest, serving San Diego, Riverside, and Imperial counties and was the only one with a bi-national partnership (in Tijuana.) The chapter’s charitable arm has 19 healthcare centers and serves over 271,000 patients and gives over 66,000 healthcare lessons a year. She said in addition to providing reproductive and healthcare services, PP cares for their clients holistically and advocates for issues such as the need for transportation, a raise in the minimum wage, paid sick leave, and for protection from abuse in the workplace. They also offer important services to pregnant patients under 18 who …

Podcast – Politics of Choice in San Diego, Why Planned Parenthood Matters

Nora Vargas led a wide-ranging discussion on the politics of choice in San Diego County, why Planned Parenthood matters, and plans for this election cycle. She also provided details on her start in San Diego activism and history with clubmember Anne Hoiberg. We encourage you to subscribe to our Podcast channel here. You can also find us on the iTunes Store just search for Point Loma & OB Dems or click here, as well as on Stitcher. Recordings used during the discussion do not contain explicit language. Music used by kind permission of the Oily Buoys. What are Podcasts? Our podcasts are edited recordings of our meetings made freely available on the Internet. They’ll usually be audio but we may make video recordings available as well. One-third of all Americans (12 years of age or older) have listened to a podcast according to Pew Research on Podcasts. Our podcasts are a great way to share information from our guest speakers for free and enable us to reach a wider audience. We hope you enjoy our podcasts. Let us know what you think in the comments.

May 22 – Politics of Choice in San Diego, Why Planned Parenthood Matters

Nora Vargas, the VP of Community and Government Relations department of Planned Parenthood Action Fund of the Pacific Southwest will be speaking about the politics of choice in San Diego County, why Planned Parenthood matters, and she will share some of our electoral plans for this election cycle. Nora E. Vargas is an accomplished public affairs and political management professional, with over fourteen years of experience working with government entities, NGO’s, foundations, corporations, grass tops and grassroots organizing. Chair of the Board, Hispanics Organized for Political Equality (HOPE) Governing Board Member at Southwestern Community College District Vice President of Community Engagement at Planned Parenthood of the Pacific Southwest Nora is a graduate of the University of San Francisco. She has completed graduate work in both Public Administration and Latin American Studies at San Diego State University and has a Master’s Degree from Claremont Graduate University. Growing up in the Tijuana-San Diego region, Nora Vargas’ mother and father (an economist and professor) stressed to their four children the importance of education. Vargas took it to heart, …

Oct 1 – #TenOne: Medicare-for-All National Day of Action at UCSD

CaHPSA (California Health Professional Student Alliance) is a health equity advocacy group at UCSD and under the parent organization PNHP-CA (Physicians for a National Health Program). We work with students and health professionals to establish a single payer health system in California as well as advocate for healthcare justice and education in addition to providing students volunteering opportunities to serve the economically disadvantaged. Earlier this year, we helped lobby along with AllCare Alliance in Sacramento and with local Assembly members to help pass SB4, the recently signed bill that now allows undocumented children 19 and under to enroll in healthcare under medi-cal. We will continue to help lobby for coverage for all the undocumented in California, most likely supporting SB10 in the future, and any bills that we believe will facilitate health equity and a transformation to single payer health coverage. We are also in the process of setting up a station where our members serve as certified enrollment counselors under Covered California. During October 1st, we will host an awareness event at UCSD for …