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Jun 23 – OB Street Fair – The Start of the 2018 Elections

It’s June. That means that we don’t have our regular meeting at the Point Loma Assembly instead we have it at the OB Street Fair. This is the start of our General Election work to elect Democratic candidates for District 2, and across the city and county. Don’t sit home and think of it as a month off from our regular political meetings, think of it as a chance to meet voters and ask them what they’re concerned about. What are the issues that will get them out to vote? Are they spurred into action by the abuses of children whose parents are fleeing violence at home? Or are they concerned about the local environment, or short term vacation rentals?  Are they up in arms over affordable housing development in Point Loma, or the proliferation of brightly colored bicycles? As well as enjoying political conversations at the booth, you’ll get the chance to sample the delights of the fair. Four Stages Of Continuous Music – here’s the line up Chili Cook-Off – starts at 11:00 …

May 12 – Stamp out Hunger – Western Service Workers Association needs our help!

The National Association of Letter Carriers 26th annual Letter Carriers’ Stamp Out Hunger® Food Drive is on Saturday, May 12. WSWA has been chosen as one of the recipients for the donations collected by the NALC, but they need our help! The donated food needs to be moved from USPS, 401 W Lexington Ave, El Cajon, CA 92020 (map) to WSWA, 3014 Imperial Ave, San Diego, CA 92102 (map) If you can help with transportation – cars, SUVs, trucks, vans (or horse trailers!) – or just want to help stack & sort – please contact: Brandon McDonald, Lead Organizer at (619) 238-9763 or just show up 3-6pm on Saturday May 12 in El Cajon. Point Loma & OB Dems has worked with the WSWA for many years. Each Summer at our Annual BBQ we collect school supplies such as backpacks, pencils and paper for their Back to School Drive. In December at our Winter Holiday Party we collect unwrapped gifts for their Toy Drive. WSWA is an all-volunteer organization that has supported low-income service workers in San Diego County for the past 40 …

Apr 22 – San Diego City Council D6 & San Diego Superior Court Endorsement Meeting

Sunday, April 22, 2018, the Point Loma Democratic Club will consider endorsing in San Diego City Council District 6 and San Diego Superior Court Office 37. Candidates for San Diego City Council D6: Tommy Hough, Fayaz Nawabi, Matt Valenti Candidates for San Diego Superior Court: Matt Brower, Tim Nader 4:00PM – 5:30PM Point Loma Assembly,  3035 Talbot Street, San Diego, CA 92106 For additional info call (619) 800-5098 Directions and parking information Social Time Members are encouraged to get together from 4:00PM before the meeting starts, please bring whatever light drinks/snacks that you’d like to share. After the meeting ends we suggest adjourning to the Point Break Cafe at 2743 Shelter Island Dr to continue our progressive conversation. Happy Hour is until 6:30pm.  

Mar 18 – Do Citizens Get Hurt More in Soccer or Football?

This month’s meeting is a week earlier than usual to accommodate the inclusion of the Point Loma Assembly in the San Diego Architectural Foundation Open House on March 24-25. Joe LaCava will present arguments in opposition to the SoccerCity Initiative scheduled for the City of San Diego November 2018 ballot. The citizen’s initiative proposes a sale/lease to private investors and redevelopment of city-owned land including the Qualcomm Stadium and the former Charger Training System. Mr. LaCava is a Democratic Party activist and prominent advocate of community participation in the city’s planning process. He graduated from San Diego State University and is owner of LaCava Consulting. He is the former chair of the San Diego Community Planners Committee, the umbrella organization to the city’s 42 community planning groups, and was briefly a candidate for San Diego City Council in 2016. He currently serves on the eBoards for the Democrats for Environmental Action and Citizens Coordinate for Century 3 (C-3). Joe is a member of several democratic clubs including the Point Loma Democratic Club, has been appointed …

Mar 15 – Happy Hour Meet and Greet: Jordan Beane for City Council!

Join fellow District 2 residents, San Diegans and politicos for drinks with Jordan Beane, our club-endorsed candidate! Jordan has also been recently endorsed by the Pacific Beach Democratic Club, San Diego Service Employees Union 221, and Run for Something, a national organization focused on helping millennials get elected. Contribute to Jordan’s campaign and help us TURN D2 BLUE in 2018! Happy Hour wine specials from 5-6pm! Where The 3rd Corner – Ocean Beach 2265 Bacon St, San Diego, California 92107 (map) When Thursday March 15, 2018, 5-7pm

Notes from January Meeting – D2 Endorsement Meeting

The meeting started later than usual because of a play at the Pt Loma Assembly.   Statements from candidates and elected officials (or reps) not on Agenda: Lori Salaña – Candidate for San Diego County Supervisor Doug Case – Political Affairs Director for State Senator Toni Atkins Matt Valenti – Candidate for SD City Council, District 6 Dave Myers – Candidate for SD County Sheriff Rafael Perez – Candidate for SD Community College Board District E Mike McQuary – Up for reelection to SD Unified School Board, Sub-District Tommy Hough – Candidate for SD City Council, District 6 PROGRAM: ENDORSEMENT FORUM FOR SAN DIEGO CITY COUNCIL DISTRICT 2 Endorsement Committee Chair Dev Zaveri-Tabb presided over the forum. After the opening statements were made, Dev conducted a 15-minute Q & A session, using her own questions and a selection submitted by Club Members. Every candidate was given one minute to respond to each question and allowed a 30-second rebuttal to any personal attacks; afterwards, they gave 3-minute closing statements. The club passed a motion to endorse …