All posts tagged: Central Committee

How Democrats Endorse, from President to School Board

A lot of people ask me at this time of year about how our Party makes decisions about the candidates we endorse. This week, I’m going to take a little time to explain how this process works, from the top to the bottom of the ticket. It can be a bit complicated, so bear with me. To begin with, it’s important to understand that any endorsements are made by either the National, State, or County Party — all of which are related but independent organizations. After  primary elections or caucuses are held in all 50 states, delegates for the presidential candidates will officially vote on the endorsement of the Democratic nominee for President at the Democratic National Committee Convention July 25-28 in Philadelphia. Any Democrat is eligible to run to become a delegate by bringing lots of Democrats to vote for him or her at the designated date and time in your Congressional district. You can learn more about how to do that by clicking here. Members of the U.S. Congress and Senate, as well as members of …

Gloria Johnson’s Celebration of Life – August 26, 1937 to September 22, 2013

Thursday, November 7, 2013, at the First Unitarian Church of San Diego in Hillcrest, a powerhouse of San Diego Democrats gathered to honor the life of Gloria Johnson, an early and vocal advocate for LGBT issues. I was caught with only my IPhone for a camera, but I could not let this important occasion go undocumented. Gloria was the first open lesbian to be elected to the San Diego Democratic Central Committee, delegate to many Democratic National Conventions and worked on both Christine Kehoe’s and Donna Frye’s campaigns. She had many honors and numerous activities during her long and very productive life. She was very active in NOW and advocated tirelessly for LGBT issues. She was inducted into the San Diego Women’s Hall of Fame in 2009, and in January of this year, Mayor Filner named her as a “Mayor’s Living Legend” for her community work. Related articles Remembering Gloria Johnson, Trailblazer for Equal Rights (

Ruth Rollins, Club President 2009-2013

Ruth Rollins Honored by the Point Loma Democratic Club

Ruth Rollins the Point Loma Democratic Club’s President from 2009 to 2013 was honored at the monthly meeting on February 24, 2013 in appreciation for her outstanding efforts and accomplishments. The honor was presented to Ruth by the Club’s new leadership, President Susan Peinado and Vice President Carol Heasley on behalf of the entire Club membership. The award stated: “For inspirational Leadership and Dedication in the fulfillment of the Point Loma Democratic Club’s Goals and Objectives in successfully leading a PLDC Team that Significantly helped reelect President Barack Obama for a Second Administration and elect Democratic State and Local Leaders” Ruth’s leadership and team building was clearly of a nature much higher than normally expected and had a noteworthy positive effect on the ability of the Point Loma Democratic Club to contribute to the success of the Democratic Party’s goals at the local and national level. Ruth Rollins is much admired by us all not only as a leader but as a friend. Going forward, as well as serving as the Club’s Treasurer Ruth is …