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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:

Aug 7 – Book Club – “Where the Water Goes” by David Owen

The story Owen tells in Where the Water Goes is crucial to our future: how a patchwork of engineering marvels, byzantine legal agreements, aging infrastructure, and neighborly cooperation enables life to flourish in the desert —and the disastrous consequences we face when any part of this tenuous system fails.

Jan 13 – Party Chair Candidate Discussion

We hope you enjoyed some quality downtime over the holidays and are fully revived – ready to roll for what promises to be an exciting political year! We’ve had to change the dates of our first meetings of the year at the Point Loma Assembly due to circumstances beyond our control. This Sunday, January 13th, 4pm (after the ADEM elections) meet the Candidates for Chair of the San Diego County Democratic Party, Craig Roberts and Will Rodriguez-Kennedy! The San Diego County Democratic Party is the official organization for Democrats in the fifth-largest county in the U.S. With more than 500,000 members, our local party represents the second-largest community of Democrats in California. As the local embodiment of “America’s Majority Party” for voters and candidates alike, it advances our goals through voter registration, candidate support, precinct organization, and support with fundraising and infrastructure. Will and Craig are both running for Party Chair. Come find out more about our local party, what it does, and their respective visions for its future! Our February meeting is on Sunday, …

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 “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, …