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SDG&E Plans to Levy Additional Charges to Your Utility Bills

Here’s a letter that was sent to Todd Gloria after a meeting at the Uptown Democratic Club on June 25, 2013 Todd: Thank you for speaking at, and taking questions at the Uptown Democratic Club last night. …and thank you for listening to my question about SDG&E and SCE passing the cost of their $4,000,000,000.00 mistakes on to the ratepayers instead of the shareholders as you would expect a corporation with a major loss to have to do. I was perplexed about why I was the only one in the room that got the SDG&E “love letter” (attached) telling me about the pending San Onofre (SONGS) rate increase. A little research this morning revealed that it only went out to ratepayers who typically use more than 500 Kilowatt hours of electricity per month. I live inland from most of the people in the room and my typical monthly usage is 700-750 Kilowatt hours per month. For lower usage ratepayers the SONGS increase will be about $120 per year. SDG&E already has the highest rates in …

Nancy Witt

Nancy Witt 
- Volunteer of the Year!

As many of you already know, Nancy Witt has been named San Diego County Democratic Party Volunteer of the Year! Nancy will be officially honored at the Roosevelt Dinner “Painting The Town Blue” on May 4th. We hope that everyone will attend to help celebrate! Nancy was raised in Wisconsin, the fifth eldest of twelve children. Her mother was a great organizer with boundless energy and Nancy remembers being trained to sell raspberries from their farm, door-to-door to neighbors at the age of six – so her canvassing skills were developed at an early age! After college in Wisconsin Nancy started work with the Social Security Administration in South Bend, Indiana. She and her first husband moved from the cold Midwest to sunny San Diego in 1971. While she was working as a federal employee she could not fully participate in political activity under the rules of the Hatch Act. President Clinton was the first to authorize that federal employees could join political clubs (but still only run for non-partisan elected positions). Nancy & Stewart …

May 4 – Painting the Town Blue, 33rd Annual Roosevelt Dinner

San Diego’s Democratic event of the year has a new name, a new location, and a whole new feel. Our County Party’s annual awards dinner will be a gala to celebrate our many successes in 2012 and the people who worked so hard for our candidates and our causes. San Diego’s newly elected Democratic Mayor — fresh from working with the City Council to renegotiate a deal with hoteliers that better protects the interests of taxpayers and workers — will deliver welcome remarks to attendees. Honorary Event Chairs are Three Members of the United States Congress Susan Davis – Scott Peters – Juan Vargas Award Recipients Chair’s Awards: Jess Durfee & Christine Forester Leadership: Eduardo Valerio Volunteer: Nancy Witt Club: Young Democrats Legislator: Olga Diaz, Deputy Mayor, Escondido Featured Speaker Christine Forester Through her loyal support of President Obama, Christine has become one of his most successful fundraisers in the county, a trusted member of his inner circle and a personal friend of his family. Please mark your calendar for 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, May …

Follow Rebecca Neary’s Lead – Donate to the Auction – Help Paint the Town Blue!

For the Roosevelt Dinner May 4, 2013 we are looking for donations for the auction – timeshare vacations, jewelry, paintings, pottery, rare books, old Playboys from the 60’s, you get the idea! Rebecca Neary has kindly donated a painting. What can you donate to help the Democratic Party’s efforts build on our 2012 progress throughout the county? Remember to contact Carol Heasley for tickets (619) 224-8013 or carolann101@cox.net please make checks payable to the San Diego County Democratic Party. A reduced rate of $100 is available for Club members and GO Team members, the regular ticket price is $125 and includes a welcome reception, dinner, and dancing with a live band. So if you’re not a member of the Club now is a great opportunity to join and save more than a full year’s membership! For more information, including sponsorship and advertising opportunities, please call (858) 277-3367 or email info@sddemocrats.org. Rebecca Neary has been drawing since she was 3 years old. She went to art school at the Art Institute of Boston in Boston MA …

Ruth Rollins

Read all the Democratic Club News From Across the County

Following a great suggestion by Maureen Sweeney from the Rancho Santa Fe club, Ruth Rollins, Director of the Council of Clubs, recently commissioned a website that aggregates news and events from all of the Democratic clubs across the county. It also enables you keep up to date with upcoming events that interest you. http://sdcdpclubs.org Presently there are eleven clubs that are providing updates, and Ruth hopes to have more added in the near future. Chula Vista Coronado Dems for Equality East County Escondido Lake San Marcos Pacific Beach Point Loma Rancho Santa Fe Uptown Young Democrats Ruth is also working with the clubs to encourage them to update their websites to the same technology that is used by the Point Loma Democratic Club. So far Chula Vista, Pacific Beach, Uptown and the Veterans clubs are in the process of upgrading their sites. As well as bringing improvements for each club, the changes will facilitate easier sharing of news items between the clubs. Related articles Nancy Witt – Volunteer of the Year! (peninsulademocrat.wordpress.com) Ruth Rollins Honored by …

Mar 24 – Overturning Citizens United

Join us on March 24, when the Wonder Women from WOSD Money Out of Politics, Point Loma’s own Pam Page and Dianne Lane, return to tell us how they convinced the San Diego City Council to pass – with an unanimous vote – WOSD MOP’s resolution to reverse ‘Citizens United’ and Amend the Constitution. Our Club was their very first endorsement, at our April 22, 2012 meeting. Their campaign to support a constitutional amendment, which would overturn the Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision and declare that corporations are not people, and money is not free speech, is a inspiring story of how grassroots activism can be effective, and should serve as a guideline for future activists. 4.00PM – 5.30PM Point Loma Assembly, 3035 Talbot Street, San Diego, CA For additional info call Susan Peinado at (619) 800-5098 Directions and parking information Social Time Members are encouraged to get together from 3.30pm before the meeting starts, please bring whatever light drinks/snacks that you’d like to share.  After the meeting ends everyone is invited to adjourn for Happy …