All posts tagged: california democratic party

Great Turnout for Sunday’s Meeting with Cindy Marten, Kevin Beiser, Scott Peters & Ed Harris

Scott Peters updated the club on his work in congress, trying to deal with unreasonable tea-party Republicans as well as reasonable GOP members. He answered members questions and praised club members for their efforts in bringing awareness to Democratic Party causes. Ed Harris announced his candidacy for District 2. Ed spoke to the club in February, 2013 about Lifeguards, Beaches and Politics. Cindy Marten gave a superb overview of her career to date, and how she intends to fill the role of Superintendent for the San Diego Unified School District. Everyone was impressed by her breadth of knowledge and clear articulation of complex issues, as well as her warmth and pragmatism. She explained that each school faces different challenges and by way of example recounted how she had worked to provide employee day care at one, and a healthcare center for children at another. Supported by the School District Board (unanimously), the unions, principals and a Mayor who understands educational issues well, Cindy will be a great Superintendent. She answered members questions at length, and …

Draft Resolution on Identity Theft – For Discussion

History of my concern: After the Cedar Fire in 2003, my daughter opened a bank account for the FEMA funds covering her losses and at that time moved to Del Mar. A friend, pretending to help watch her daughter after school some days, intercepted her bank statements and began to siphon off the funds via Pay Pal payments and ATM cash withdrawals. Then he would make deposits to cover the withdrawals with checks that appeared to be pay-checks but would later bounce. She learned of this when the bank called to say they were closing the account. It only had about $2,000.00 left. She attempted to file a police report in San Diego, where the bank was located, but was told she had to file in Del Mar. After jumping through a lot of hoops a report was filed and a deputy came to pick up the evidence. That was the last she ever heard about that. I called a friend who worked in the court system and gave her the case number and other references …

Jan 12 – 78th Assembly District Caucus

Details on the Club Member candidates for the 78th Assembly District Caucus are here. At the La Jolla Village Square Community Room, 8657 Villa La Jolla Dr  12pm, Jan 12 All registered Democrats in the 78th Assembly District are eligible to vote, and are strongly encouraged to attend. The Caucus will be electing 6 men and 6 women as delegates to the State Democratic Convention which meets in Sacramento April 12-14. The Caucus will also elect one member of the State Party Executive Committee. Please consider voting for our slate of Point Loma Democratic and Coastal Club candidates: Delegates: Derek Casady Nancy Casady Michael McQuary Gail Mackler Fred Rogers Susan Peinado Lawrence Zynda Ruth Rollins Martha Sullivan Executive Committee: Fred Rogers HOW LONG DOES IT LAST? Registration is from 12-2pm. The candidates will give 1-minute speeches following. After all of the ballots are collected the Caucus ends. You do NOT need to stay for the entire time to vote, but can request your ballots for Delegate and Executive Board Representative upon your arrival and registration, cast your SECRET …

Club Member Candidates for the 78th Assembly District Caucus

Detailed instructions on voting are here. Derek Casady I am an active Democrat, leader of a GO Team, candidate fundraiser and President of the La Jolla Democratic Club. I believe in working for the principles and values of the Democratic party and will use time at the convention to promote grassroots organizing and plan on attending various caucuses in order to advance this mission. Nancy Casady I have been the Treasurer of the La Jolla Democratic Club for the past six years. I am a precinct leader for the country party GO team and I have raised money and walked precincts for many Democratic candidates. As a governor’s appointee to the California State Food and Agriculture Board, I believe I can benefit from participating at the convention in various caucuses which relate to food and water issues. I would appreciate your support. Gail Mackler Having been a delegate from the old 76th AD for the past two terms,  I have now been able to join the Credentials Committee of the CADEM party.  This enables San …

Fearful Democrats Surprised By Unexpected Victories on Election Day

Many Democrats were really worried about how much damage a Romney-appointed Supreme Court could do. Then came along 303 Electoral Votes for the President Obama, and Democrats started wearing happy faces. Many Democrats and educators were predicting 50 students per classroom, but then Governor Brown and First Dog Sutter hit the campaign trail non-stop and Proposition 30 won by 717,000 votes. Fear was almost at panic stage at the Democratic State Convention in February. Several workshops and speakers suggested that the Nation could somehow survive a President Gingrich or a President Romney, but if Proposition 32 passed, the California Democratic Party was out of business. But then the State Party and Organized Labor put their money where their fears were, and Proposition 32 lost by 1,100,000 votes. Many Democrats have been moaning and groaning for years that we would never see another Democratic Mayor because the developers had all the money. But instead we are now warmly congratulating Mayor-Elect Bob Filner. Unfortunately the House of Representatives stayed Tea Party, and we still don’t know who …