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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 …

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 …

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 …

No On Newland Sierra

Newland Sierra is a development project that citizens forced the County Board Of Supervisors to place on the ballot next year or rescind their previous approval. At our November meeting we heard representatives for and against the development. The club unanimously voted No On Newland Sierra, and we encourage members to support the club’s position. Many thanks to representatives for and against the proposal for taking the time to present to the club and to field questions from members. No on Newland Sierra – Clif Williams, Land Use Analyst at Latham & Watkins Vote Yes on Better Choice  – Ken Moore, Better Choice Campaign We are joined in voting No on Newland Sierra by several other Democratic Clubs in the county, including: San Diego County Democrats for Environmental Action Fallbrook Democratic Club East County Democratic Club San Marcos Democratic Club La Jolla Democratic Club Democratic Club of Vista Democratic Club of Carlsbad-Oceanside Spring Valley-Lemon Grove Democratic Club as well as several other conservation groups in the county: