All posts tagged: Anne Hoiberg

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 …

Notes from October Meeting – Anne Hoiberg and Howard Wayne Help us Measure the Measures

Susan thanked everyone for coming and all who brought snacks, then recognized new members Suzanne Lawrence, Luis Osuna, and Bobbie Kohrt. Program – Anne Hoiberg and Howard Wayne Help us Measure the Measures Information sheets about the measures were distributed to everyone. The San Diego Free Press’s listed all the State, San Diego County and City measures, gave short descriptions, and indicated where Labor, the Democratic Party, and the GOP stood on them; the League of Women Voters of California’s described the San Diego County and City measures in more detail. Club members Anne Hoiberg, of the LWV and the Women’s Museum of California, and former California Assemblyman Howard Wayne presented a lively program in which they took turns arguing for or against various measures. They first tackled the County’s Measure B (“Ballot Box Zoning – Lilac Hills”) and the City’s Measure C (“Buy the Billionaire a Stadium”). Howard mentioned that Measure K (“All Candidate Races Finalized in November”) and Measure L (“Ballot Measure To Be Moved to November Ballot”) were very important but too complicated to …

Oct 23 – Anne Hoiberg and Howard Wayne Help us Measure the Measures

Have you had a chance to read through your 224-page California Voter Information Guide, along with the local guide from the Registrar of Voters? Do you understand all the nuances of the Measures on the November ballot? Don’t panic! Anne Hoiberg and Howard Wayne will be discussing the Measures and answering your questions this Sunday October 23, at 4pm at our regular meeting at the Point Loma Assembly. We’ve posted an endorsements flyer from the San Diego County Democratic Party at the top of our website and you can download it here (PDF). We’ve also posted a link to the 2016 San Diego Progressive Voter Guide from the San Diego Free Press that lists the positions of Labor, the Democratic and Republican parties, as well as the editorial board of the San Diego Free Press. If you want to check who’s spending money on supporting the Measures, check here at the California Fair Political Practices website. There are conflicts between these guides: Do you support Measure D to dismantle the Tourist Marketing District and prohibit the use of public money for a …

Sep 4 – The Court’s War on Women, Minorities, and Workers

We the People of the United States of America invite you to . . . a SCOTUS Forum on The Court’s War on Women, Minorities, and Workers Where California Western School of Law 225 Cedar Street, San Diego, CA 92101 (first floor) When Thursday, September 4, 7 – 9:00 pm Light refreshments! FREE Welcome: Kate Yavenditti, National Lawyers Guild Speakers: Tracy Skaddan, General Counsel, Planned Parenthood of the Southwest The Court’s War on Women: Hobby Lobby and More John Smith, Common Cause, The Court and Citizens United Kelly Mayhew, American Federation of Teachers The Court and Workers Felicia Yearwood, Earl B. Gilliam Bar Association The Court and Civil Rights Closing Remarks: Anne Hoiberg, American Psychological Association Sponsors: National Lawyers Guild | Peace Resource Center of San Diego | Women’s Museum of California | Women Occupy San Diego | American Association of University Women, San Diego Branch | League of Women Voters of San Diego | Older Women’s League | International Museum of Human Rights at San Diego | Women’s Equity Council, United Nations Association, San Diego Chapter

Women: Vote for President Barack Obama!

The one issue widening the wedge between Democrats and Republicans in this presidential election is that of women’s rights. As the gap expands, we are subjected to increasingly more ignorant remarks about rape and abortion, the funding of contraception, and the need for special counseling and testing for pregnant girls and women weighing whether or not to have an abortion. Also divisive is the blocking of legislation addressing violence against women as well as equal pay, which fosters a virulent form of sexism in this country. On the basis of these current indicators, we can only predict that the situation for women would worsen under a Romney Administration. Would an elected Mitt Romney uphold our democratic values of equality and inclusivity or would we expect a further erosion of women’s rights and opportunities? Particularly problematic for women, especially those of us who are single, lesbian, widowed, or divorced, is our expected role in the U.S. as spelled out by the 2012 Republican Party Platform: “The institution of marriage is the foundation of civil society. Its …