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Jul 7 – Western Services Workers Association 41st Anniversary Dinner Celebration

We have a long standing tradition of supporting the Western Service Workers Association and we encourage you to attend their annual fundraising dinner. The music, entertainment and speakers are always impressive. If you can’t attend please consider making a donation. You are cordially invited to join the WSWA’s membership of service workers and other low-income workers in celebrating 41 years of determined struggle and victories in building a winning strategy for labor. This evening includes dinner, live entertainment and speakers. When Sunday July 7, 2018 5:30-8:30pm Where St Patrick Catholic Church 3585 30th St San Diego, CA 92104 RSVP Mail or call: Western Service Workers Association 3014 Imperial Ave, San Diego, CA 92102 (619) 238-9763

Oct 23 – Anne Hoiberg and Howard Wayne Help us Measure the Measures

Have you had a chance to read through your 224-page California Voter Information Guide, along with the local guide from the Registrar of Voters? Do you understand all the nuances of the Measures on the November ballot? Don’t panic! Anne Hoiberg and Howard Wayne will be discussing the Measures and answering your questions this Sunday October 23, at 4pm at our regular meeting at the Point Loma Assembly. We’ve posted an endorsements flyer from the San Diego County Democratic Party at the top of our website and you can download it here (PDF). We’ve also posted a link to the 2016 San Diego Progressive Voter Guide from the San Diego Free Press that lists the positions of Labor, the Democratic and Republican parties, as well as the editorial board of the San Diego Free Press. If you want to check who’s spending money on supporting the Measures, check here at the California Fair Political Practices website. There are conflicts between these guides: Do you support Measure D to dismantle the Tourist Marketing District and prohibit the use of public money for a …

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 …

Podcast – Fight for $15 – Rabbi Laurie Coskey of the Interfaith Center for Worker Justice

Rabbi Laurie Coskey led an invigorating discussion on the fight for $15 and how the Point Loma Democratic Club can participate in passing the minimum wage ordinance and get more involved in exciting campaigns for economic sustainability. For more details of the meeting read our summary here. We have not edited the questions from club members and guests for audibility so please bear that in mind while listening . 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 …

Notes from September Meeting – Fight for $15 – Rabbi Laurie Coskey of the Interfaith Center for Worker Justice

Club President Susan Peinado called the meeting to order at 4:03 PM. Susan welcomed and introduced guests, including Lucy, Maggie, and Beth. She also welcomed new club members Jess Durfee, Phil and Debbie Currier, Brian Pease, Rena Marrocco, Laura Fink, Deanneka and Ricardo Flores, and Craig Roberts. She then gave a ‘rant’ on the conditions of club’s meeting location – the Point Loma Assembly – and the need for monies for air conditioning and a new electrical system. Susan then introduced elected officials and candidates and welcomed each to give 2 minutes of remarks: Assembly Speaker Toni Atkins (who is seeking election to Senate District 39)  provided a legislative update noting that legislation to increase the state’s minimum wage would come up in January or February; Todd Gloria (who is seeking election to Assembly District 78), provided a brief legislative update on City affairs; Georgette Gómez (candidate for San Diego City Council District 9); Sarah Saez (candidate for San Diego City Council District 9); Joe LaCava (candidate for San Diego City Council District 1); and Mara Elliott (candidate for San Diego …

Help Needed to Send an Important Letter of Support for AB 504!

Dear Sisters, Brothers, and Supporters of IBEW 569: ACTION ALERT: Downtown special interests are trying to kill Assemblywomen Lorena Gonzalez’s bill – AB 504! This legislation will ensure that our communities have a voice regarding neighborhood development by Civic San Diego – a private-nonprofit entity that controls public resources! We need AB 504! Click here to send an important letter of support for AB 504! Our friends describe the situations as: “In essence, CivicSD’s board operates without accountability to the City Council, and thus without accountability to the taxpayers whose dollars it spends.” We want responsible and responsive development for our communities and to make sure that where public monies and resources are allocated, there is oversight and accountability and that defined community benefits are achieved. PLEASE send Governor Brown an email / letter telling him to support AB 504! https://actionnetwork.org/letters/support-ab-504-development-oversight-for-communities (Under the drop-down menu for “Letter Topic”, select “Legislation Issues/Concerns.”) In Solidarity, Johnny Simpson Business Manager P.S. We need your AB 504 letters ASAP – click here to send in yours! IBEW Local Union 569 – Advocating for Working Families …