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Aug 26 – Annual Summer Potluck with BBQ – Support Western Service Workers Association Back-to-School Drive 2018

It’s summertime – which means this month’s ‘Meeting’ is a social affair with our Annual Summer Potluck and fundraising for the Western Service Workers Association and their Back-to-School Drive. Sunday August 26, 2018 –  4:00-6:00PM  Please invite your friends and potential members to attend and meet fellow Democrats and elected officials, in a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere. Please bring school supplies, hand held calculators and backpacks or a generous check for the Western Service Workers Association Back-to-School Drive. If you cannot attend but wish to make a donation send a check to the Western Service Workers Association c/o of Point Loma Democratic Club, PO Box 7802, San Diego, CA 92167. The Club will furnish hamburgers, hot dogs, and soft drinks, plus two drink tickets per person for beer and wine. Barbara Bry, San Diego City Council District 1 David Alvarez, San Diego City Council District 8 Brandon MacDonald, Western Service Workers Association Other speakers to be announced Pay online and save time on the day! Or pay at the door with cash, credit/debit card, or check (made payable to …

Jul 29 – What Should Become of San Diego Stadium?

NOTE: At the July 29, 2018 meeting the club took the position to oppose Soccer City and Vote No on the Soccer City Initiative, and the club voted to support the SDSU West initiative. This month we’re excited to feature a great panel of speakers on the upcoming ballot initiatives focused on the site of the current San Diego County Credit Union Stadium – AKA Qualcomm Stadium, Jack Murphy Stadium and originally San Diego Stadium. Whatever the outcome this November there will be a major change to Mission Valley, and San Diego. Panelists Steve Doyle, Southwest Strategies LLC, SDSU West Haley Peterson, Intesa, SDSU Mission Valley Joe LaCava, No on Soccer City Each of our panelists will give a 10 minute presentation, followed by 5 minutes for questions on their segment. After all the presenters have been heard, there will be an additional 15 minutes for general questions from our members. We hereby notice that at our July 29, 2018 meeting we will consider taking a position on the ballot initiatives involving the Stadium. Mr. Doyle is currently …

Notes from April Meeting – San Diego City Council D6 & San Diego Superior Court Endorsement Meeting

Merrin Muxlow, VP called the meeting to order at 4:15 PM. The floor was opened to elected officials, representatives of elected officials, former elected officials, candidates, and speakers on propositions for two-minute speeches. Doug Case – Political Affairs Director for State Senator, President Pro Tem Toni Atkins spoke about the legislation the senator had introduced in the current session Jordan Beane – our endorsed candidate for San Diego City Council District 2, gave an update on his campaign and brought yard signs for distribution Ruth Rollins – Spoke for Dr. Jen Campbell, candidate for San Diego City Council District 2, and invited everyone to a Meet and Greet to be held at her home next Sunday Endorsement Forum San Diego City Council District 6 Endorsement Committee Chair Dev Zaveri-Tabb presided. The following candidates were up for Club endorsement:  Tommy Hough – In attendance Fayaz Nawabi – Could not attend for health reasons, Oren Robinson spoke on his behalf Matt Valenti – Did not attend, though was expected to After Tommy and Oren made opening statements, …

Jun 23 – OB Street Fair – The Start of the 2018 Elections

It’s June. That means that we don’t have our regular meeting at the Point Loma Assembly instead we have it at the OB Street Fair. This is the start of our General Election work to elect Democratic candidates for District 2, and across the city and county. Don’t sit home and think of it as a month off from our regular political meetings, think of it as a chance to meet voters and ask them what they’re concerned about. What are the issues that will get them out to vote? Are they spurred into action by the abuses of children whose parents are fleeing violence at home? Or are they concerned about the local environment, or short term vacation rentals?  Are they up in arms over affordable housing development in Point Loma, or the proliferation of brightly colored bicycles? As well as enjoying political conversations at the booth, you’ll get the chance to sample the delights of the fair. Four Stages Of Continuous Music – here’s the line up Chili Cook-Off – starts at 11:00 …

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

May 20 – John Mattes Explains How Russian Trolls Influenced U.S. Elections

This month we welcome clubmember John Mattes to explain his investigations into Russian propagandists who created false social media accounts to influence the outcome of the U.S. Presidential election. Read more here: The Fake Americans Russia Created to Influence the Election John Mattes Investigations – Fighting for Justice John is an investigative journalist who has won 5 Emmys, one Golden Mike award, one Edward R Murrow award and 10 press club awards for exposing fraud and corruption in government. He holds an advanced degree in Communication Research from the University of Wisconsin and a law degree from the University of Miami. Before working for Fox, he served as a County Supervisor and city council member in Madison, Wisconsin and practiced law in Miami, Florida focusing on Public Policy Investigation. 4:00PM – 5:30PM Point Loma Assembly,  3035 Talbot Street, San Diego, CA 92106 For additional info call (619) 800-5098 Directions and parking information Social Time Members are encouraged to get together from 3:30PM before the meeting starts, please bring whatever light drinks/snacks that you’d like to share. After …