All posts tagged: Cynara Velazquez

Apr 26 – Monthly Meeting – Medical Marijuana – The Current State of Policy and Access in San Diego

Join us as we learn more about the current state of medical marijuana regulation in California, and how marijuana access is being implemented in San Diego City, as well as the current state of medical marijuana collective licensing in City Council District 2. Our round table presentation will include patient advocates, legal experts and a representative of one of the first medical marijuana collectives to be licensed in the City of San Diego, right here in District 2. Terrie Best Terrie Best is the current chair of the San Diego Chapter of Americans for Safe Access, the local chapter of the largest national member-based organization of patients, medical professionals, scientists and concerned citizens promoting safe and legal access to cannabis for therapeutic use and research. ASA works to overcome political and legal barriers by creating policies that improve access to medical cannabis for patients and researchers through legislation, education, litigation, grassroots actions, advocacy and services for patients and the caregivers.  Alex Kreit Alex Kreit is an Associate Professor and Director of the Center for Law and …

The Point Loma Dream Team Slate needs you to vote this Saturday!

To All Registered Democrats in the AD78 (Speaker Toni Atkins District) Please vote for the Pt Loma Dream Team slate this Saturday, 10 January between 10am and 12pm. Voting is at 1960 Quivira Way, Room E-1, San Diego, CA 92109 for smart people who seek your support. These are the people who will be representing you at the next two CA Democratic State Conventions. Details at http://78adem.org Read their Candidate Statements on this website, ask them questions, and vote for them on Saturday. http://78adem.org/ The members of this slate are members of at least 6 other County Democratic clubs. And we only asked the very best candidates. They are part of a progressive coalition which has been working together supporting progressive values throughout the city of San Diego. And the proof is in who they are. They have already shown you that they put action to their passion. Ed Harris, Nancy Casady, Rhoda Quate, Joe LaCava, Gretchen Kinney Newsom, John Loughlin, Linda Perine, Brian Polejes, Fred Rogers, Rebecca Taylor, Jon Wubbolding and Cynara Dawn Velazquez. It …

Notes From July’s Meeting – We Must Win in November

The July meeting was called to order at 4pm and offered some interesting perspectives on the June Primary results as well as setting expectations as to what we can achieve at the General election in November. The Mayor’s recent veto of the City Council approved minimum wage increase clearly demonstrates just how important Carol Kim’s District 6 race is. The thought of suffering with Carl DeMaio as our representative for the 52nd is a great motivational factor for many volunteers. The Meeting Agenda is available here. You can download the slide presentation for the meeting here. Steve Rivera began with an overview of the 2014 Primary. He used a set of results that he first presented at the Region 20 California Democratic Meeting on June 8. Although we like to remind ourselves (constantly) that San Diego County is getting bluer, Steve showed it’s still a lot redder than the statewide results, especially for low turnout elections. Although Jerry Brown polled 54:19 against Kashkari statewide, he only won 47:28 in San Diego County. Similarly with Newsom:Nehring, …