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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 …

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 …

Apr 22 – San Diego City Council D6 & San Diego Superior Court Endorsement Meeting

Sunday, April 22, 2018, the Point Loma Democratic Club will consider endorsing in San Diego City Council District 6 and San Diego Superior Court Office 37. Candidates for San Diego City Council D6: Tommy Hough, Fayaz Nawabi, Matt Valenti Candidates for San Diego Superior Court: Matt Brower, Tim Nader 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 4:00PM before the meeting starts, please bring whatever light drinks/snacks that you’d like to share. After the meeting ends we suggest adjourning to the Point Break Cafe at 2743 Shelter Island Dr to continue our progressive conversation. Happy Hour is until 6:30pm.  

Notes from February Meeting – County Board of Supervisors District 4 Endorsement Meeting

Meeting held February 25, 2018 at the Point Loma Assembly. CALL TO ORDER:  President Jonathan Wubbolding called the meeting to order at 4:20 PM. Statements from candidates, elected officials or representatives not on the Agenda: Tommy Hough – Candidate for SD City Council, District 6 Matt Brower – Candidate for SD County Superior Court Judge Joe La Cava – Paid consultant opposing Soccer City Initiative Bryan Pease Candidate for SD City Council, District 2 Jordan Beane – PLDC endorsed candidate for SD City Council, District 2 Nick Serrano – Rep for Todd Gloria, CA Assemblymember, District 78 Lorena Gonzales Fletcher – CA Assemblywoman, District 80 PROGRAM: ENDORSEMENT FORUM FOR SUPERVISOR DISTRICT 4 Endorsement Committee Chair Dev Zaveri-Tabb presided over the forum.  She explained the Club’s endorsement procedure and then gave each candidate three minutes to make an opening statement, in an order determined by a drawing: Nathan Fletcher Ken Malbrough (absent) Lori Saldaña Omar Passons After the statements were made, Dev conducted a Q & A session, using six questions that had been submitted by …