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Dec 2 – Annual Point Loma & OB Dems Holiday Party Potluck and Toy Drive – 2018!

In place of our regular monthly meeting in December we’re having our Annual Holiday Party and Toy Drive of the Point Loma Democratic Club, at the home of Ruth Rollins. Come enjoy the start of the holidays with your fellow Dems. We have a lot to celebrate locally with some great election results and Jen Campbell elected to represent us at the San Diego City Council, and Nathan Fletcher at the County Board of Supervisors. The Club will furnish turkey, ham and soft drinks, plus two drink tickets per person for wine and (great, local) beer. It’s a potluck and we ask everyone to bring a dish or side – veggies, mac and cheese, baked beans, potato salad, coleslaw, macaroni salad. Please invite your friends and potential members to attend and meet fellow Democrats and elected officials, in a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere. New members can signup for 2019 membership and get reduced entry to the party. Renewing members can pay their dues and confirm their contact details with the club. Members Entry Price $10.00 per person Non-members Entry Price $20.00 per person When Sunday …

Dec 1 – Come Join Us at the OB Holiday Parade “It’s a Wonderful Life”

This year we have a lot to celebrate. After all of the local election results we can agree, at least for a while – “It’s a Wonderful Life.” 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 our Blue Wave! Clubmember Jimmy Tabb will be driving his Gran Torino convertible, and we’ll have a truck and a boat! Dress blue, make yourself glow, be sure you’re well lit (!) We’ll be joined by Congressmember Scott Peters and Jen Campbell, our newly elected City Councilmember for District 2. We’ll have a pre-parade party a few blocks away from the parade starting at 3pm, address provided when you RSVP. 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. …

Nov 25 – Meet Jennifer Campbell Our Newly Elected Representative for District 2!

True to her word, Dr. Jen Campbell is coming to our first meeting after the election to listen to her community in District 2. I will listen to the concerns of our neighbors throughout District 2. My goal is to work together to improve our communities, preserve and maintain our City’s positive attributes, beautify areas that need enhancement, and bring about an even better San Diego. – Dr. Jen Campbell Come along to celebrate Jen’s election victory, and to discuss policies and priorities for her first year in office. Nathan Fletcher, our newly elected representative for the County Board of Supervisors District 4, has also been invited but at this time we’re still awaiting confirmation from his office. We’ll also discuss plans for our participation in the OB Holiday Parade on Saturday December 1,  and our Annual Holiday Party on December 2 starting earlier than usual at 3pm, address provided when RSVPing. After a fabulous local election cycle, now’s the time to start building for 2020. California has moved its Primary forward to Super Tuesday in …

Oct 28 – General Meeting – Ballot Party, Propositions & Measures, Bring Your Friends and Neighbors

Election time is upon us! Vote by mail ballots started arriving this week. GO Team volunteers started walking their precincts last weekend. The voter registration deadline is October 22nd, and on Sunday October 28th we’ll be talking through the Propositions and Ballot Measures. To help us understand the State Propositions and Local Ballot Measures we have guest speakers Anne Hoiberg and Cody Petterson, who will explain the pros and cons and field questions from members. If you haven’t yet voted bring your 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 clubs endorsed candidates are: Jen Campbell for San Diego City Council District 2 Kevin Beiser School Board District B Nathan Fletcher for County Supervisor District 4 Tommy Hough for San Diego City Council District 6 Matt Brower for San Diego Superior Court Scott Peters for Congressional District 52 Todd Gloria for Assembly District 78 Thanks to Damian Carroll @carrolldamian, National Director @VisionToLearn, here is an easy guide to the State Propositions as haikus. You can also download …

Sep 23 – General Meeting – Chris Ward on Polystyrene Foam Ban – Banner Competition – Proposed Bylaw Changes

San Diego City Councilmember Chris Ward will talk about his proposed polystyrene foam ban and restriction on single use plastics. Commonly, but mistakenly referred to as Styrofoam, polystyrene foam, particularly expanded polystyrene (EPS), is a type of single use plastic that is used for cups, bowls, plates, containers, meat trays and egg cartons. Polystyrene foam does not biodegrade, rather it photo degrades — breaking down into smaller pieces that are often mistaken by marine life as food and consistently finds their way into our oceans and our seafood. The products made from polystyrene foam clog our landfills, pollute our oceans and waterways, kill wildlife, and erode the health of our communities. PROPOSED ORDINANCE This ordinance bans the sale and distribution of polystyrene products, including cups, bowls, plates, coolers, ice chests, meat and fish trays, and egg cartons. Single use plastic utensils and straws will only be available to restaurant customers by request only. BUSINESS ASSISTANCE The City of San Diego will work with businesses, large and small, to transition away from polystyrene foam to more …

Oct 14 – Meet and Greet with Jennifer Campbell, MD Candidate for San Diego City Council District 2

Meet and Greet Jennifer Campbell, MD Candidate for City Council District 2 “Doctor on call to fix City Hall”   Mimosa Brunch Sunday, Oct. 14, 2018 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM Hosted by Ruth Rollins and Point Loma Democratic Club RSVP for address Bring your friends that have not met Dr. Jen. and in case you want to help, bring your check book. Let Ruth know you are coming (619) 222-9344 or pldcruth@gmail.com “Approved by Dr Jen Campbell for City Council”