At Sunday’s meeting with Stephen J Natoli, talking about his journey from Conservatism to Liberalism, one clubmember asked the question – why do voters vote against their own self-interest? Why did poor white voters, who gained access to health insurance under a Democratic administration, vote for Trump who promised to repeal their healthcare? This short Vox video doesn’t provide an answer, but should give comfort to Las Vegas casino owners. Form Vox’s description: We travel to Whitley County in Kentucky to find out why people who benefited most from Obamacare would vote for Donald Trump. Some thought that Trump would not actually repeal Obamacare. Others felt that Obamacare wasn’t affordable. See the full interview with President Obama at: https://youtu.be/V7eqoL18zwg Kathy’s full question and Obama’s answer start at 38:00
Video created by students from Point Loma High School in reaction to Trump’s election.
It’s June again and instead of our regular meeting at the Point Loma Assembly we’ll be taking part in the OB Street Fair. Come along and meet your fellow clubmembers, elected officials and candidates. You can also help register new voters (training provided). We’ll be joined by members of the Democratic Woman’s Club of San Diego County and the Veterans Democratic Club of San Diego. You can also enjoy: Five Stages Of Continuous Music Chili Cook-Off Artists Alley Beachside Beer Garden Rock & Roll San Diego Community Mural FREE Trolley & Bike Valet Wonderland Fun Zone More details are available at the Ocean Beach Mainstreet Association website. Here’s some of the action at last year’s event. Broken String by The Underscore Orkestra is licensed under a Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 United States License. Image is based on an original watercolor painting by late Ocean Beach artist David Linton, who passed away in early 2015 – learn more about David here.
Tuesday Dec 15 is when the full City Council will vote on the Climate Action Plan to commit to 100% renewables by 2035 and to halve greenhouse gas emissions. If you can, join the historic decision Tues, Dec 15, 12:30pm Rally @ City Hall Plaza, then 2pm Council Hearing @ City Hall, 12th Floor, 202 C Street, San Diego CA 92101. Last Saturday San Diego 350 organized an impressive turnout at Balboa Park demanding Climate Justice with a great line-up of speakers. There’s a writeup of the event, the Paris COP21 conference and the City Council vote by Doug Porter on the San Diego Free Press. If you weren’t able to attend here’s a short overview video by Dennis Stein.
Ed Harris spoke to club members at the end of the Annual Holiday Party about the need to provide San Diego lifeguards with presumptive health coverage. The City Council will discuss this on Monday December 7, 2pm at City Council Chambers, 202 C St. If you can please attend, or call or email your City Councilmember to demand fair treatment for San Diego lifeguards. Contact details are available here.
Income inequality is not just a catch phrase, it is the focus of noted economist Thomas Piketty’s groundbreaking bestseller, “Capital in the Twenty-First Century.” Detailing the origins and the implications of our growing economic disparities, the book has earned Piketty comparisons to Adam Smith, John Maynard Keynes and Karl Marx from The New York Times. Join the conversation between Piketty and Peter Gourevitch, founding dean of UC San Diego’s School of Global Policy and Strategy, on what rising income inequality means for society. Watch more great interviews at UCTV – University of California Television http://www.uctv.tv/ This interview is from the “Helen Edison Lecture Series” [11/2015] Listen or download the podcast here. You can also watch on Cox (135) Time Warner (1231) AT&T U-verse (99) or on channel 35. Follow UCSDTV on Twitter and Facebook.