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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:

Dec 7 – Come Join Us at the 40th OB Holiday Parade!

This year we have a lot to communicate. March 3, 2020 there’s going to be an election! And it’s going to be big! We don’t have a meeting at the Assembly in December, but we do march in the OB Parade! All members and their friends are invited to take part to celebrate! Dress blue, make yourself glow, be sure you’re well lit (!) We’ll be joined by candidates and elected officials. We’ll gather on the corner of Newport and Sunset Cliffs Blvd at 4:00pm ready for the Parade start at 5:05pm. Allow time for parking, you may (more than likely, will) have to park several blocks away. Kids, strollers and wheelchairs are welcome. Invite your friends via Facebook and Twitter. Invite your friends via the organizer’s Facebook page. Any questions contact call us on (619) 800-5098. WhenSaturday, December 7, 2019, 5:05 – 7:30 pm WhereNewport Ave Ocean Beach, 92107

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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 …