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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 …

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”

Oct 15 – Prison Industry in California

Our meeting this month has been moved forward a week. It will take place Sunday, October 15th, at the Point Loma Assembly (3035 Talbot St), from 4:00pm – 5:30pm. As announced previously, we will handle two more endorsements – and we will have Chula Vista city council candidate Mark Bartlett speak about the prison industry here in California. The first endorsement we will handle is for Assemblyman Todd Gloria. He will be present at our meeting and members will have the opportunity to ask questions. He has had a very productive session, so check out some of the his legislation here. Second, we will consider endorsing Congressman Scott Peters in his re-election bid. While he will be unable to attend our meeting on Sunday, his representative will be there to answer any policy related questions you may have. Here is his website and propublica information for your review prior to our meeting. Our speaker will be Mark Bartlett, candidate for Chula Vista City Council District 1 and Co-founder of Reentry Resources for Change. After prison, …

Elizabeth Warren at Netroots Nation Describes the Soul of Today’s Democratic Party.

Netroots Nation Conference, Day 3, Senator Elizabeth Warren Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) spoke at the annual conference of Netroots Nation in Atlanta. She talked about many priorities of the Democratic Party including reproductive rights, health care, and immigration while criticizing the agenda of Republicans and the Trump administration. She also cautioned about calls to move her party closer to the center. The annual conference was an “annual gathering for progressives” attended by online organizers and grassroots activists. [Transcript of Warren’s prepared remarks, sent in advance by her staff.] Before I begin, I would like to say a word about the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program – DACA – that was just discussed. The fights that we fight for – they matter. In 2012 – because of persistence of many of you in this room – 800,000 young men and women were protected from deportation. Because of DACA, DREAMers, who are as American as you and me, were promised a chance. The chance to work. The chance to live without the fear of being ripped …

The battle is joined: Lessons of the 2017 California Democratic ADEMs

The battle for the heart of the California Democratic Party has begun in earnest. November 8th taught millions of progressives an indelible lesson: the age of the part-time citizen is over. For too long, we have delegated power to those who hungered for it, who used it to enrich and aggrandize themselves, and who failed our Party, failed this great nation, and failed the Earth. I and millions like me awoke November 9th with an iron resolve to bring our principles to power. In the two months following the November 8th Presidential election, I joined nearly a thousand progressives running to become delegates to the California State Democratic Convention. Here in San Diego, we assembled slates in all seven districts of our county, contacting, vetting, and recruiting potential slate members, guiding and facilitating ‘get out the vote’ (GOTV) efforts, and sharing campaign literature across slates. It was an overwhelming feeling to look up in the aftermath of our own races and recognize that we had been part of a tidal wave of progressive struggle and triumph. Progressives won stunning victories across …