All posts tagged: Georgette Gomez

Sep 24 – Join in the Discussion this Weekend at Politifest

The club has a booth at Politifest 2016, the annual get together to discuss local politics with voices from across San Diego. Come along and support Democratic candidates Mara Elliott, Candidate for San Diego City Attorney Georgette Gomez, Candidate for San Diego City Council District 9 Scott Peters, Congressmember CA 52 Colonel Doug Applegate, Candidate for Congress CA 49 Politifest 2016 will take place at the Conrad Prebys Aztec Student Union, at San Diego State University. Held in partnership with the SDSU School of Journalism and Media Studies, this all-day public affairs conference will feature two national keynote speakers, as well as workshops and sessions that focus on the November ballot. The ballot this November is full of major decisions for voters. At Politifest, rivals on all sides of the most contentious issues will face off and debate their merits. Big local names and elected officials will debate major topics like: Should we build a convadium? Should we raise the sales tax a half-cent to fund transportation and open space preservation? Should the city change its charter to prevent …

Notes from March Meeting – Endorsements for San Diego City Council District 9 and San Diego Mayor

Back in February, and faced with four great candidates for City Attorney, it took multiple rounds of voting for the club to rate all of the candidates acceptable. At the March meeting faced with the prospect of hearing from five qualified candidates in District 9 clubmembers were prepared for a long drawn out round of voting, but something quite different happened. As well as the District 9 race we also anticipating hearing from two Democrats running for Mayor. Club President Susan Peinado called the meeting to order at our usual start time of 4pm. Susan thanked everyone for coming, especially those who brought snacks to share and introduced new members Andrew Lockard, Maureen Roeber and Ray Velasquez. Susan introduced clubmember Gregg Robinson running for the County Board of Education who spoke about the 22,000 homeless children in San Diego County. We then heard from a campaigner for The California Healthcare, Research and Prevention Tobacco Tax Act of 2016, that is a $2 tobacco tax initiative endorsed by the party at the State Convention. You can read more details about …

Mar 20 – Monthly Meeting – Endorsements for San Diego City Council District 9 and San Diego Mayor

After the success of our first two endorsement meetings of 2016, our March meeting provides club members in good standing to vote for their preferred candidate for San Diego City Council District 9 and San Diego Mayor. San Diego City Council District 9 (attendees to be confirmed after March 10) Sam Bedwell Ricardo Flores Georgette Gomez Araceli Martinez Sarah Saez San Diego Mayor (attendees to be confirmed after March 10) Gita Appelbaum Ed Harris This is your chance to help determine who best represents your values in one of the most diverse areas of the city. Come along, get involved. Please remember to bring your check book, cash or a credit/debit card to renew your membership for 2016 that promises to be an exciting year for Democrats. If you prefer you can also renew online. We’ve kept membership rates at the same low level of $20 individual and $30 per household. NOTE: We’re back to our regular starting time, but we’re meeting a week earlier than usual due to Easter Sunday. 4:00PM – 5:30PM Point Loma Assembly, 3035 …

Notes from September Meeting – Fight for $15 – Rabbi Laurie Coskey of the Interfaith Center for Worker Justice

Club President Susan Peinado called the meeting to order at 4:03 PM. Susan welcomed and introduced guests, including Lucy, Maggie, and Beth. She also welcomed new club members Jess Durfee, Phil and Debbie Currier, Brian Pease, Rena Marrocco, Laura Fink, Deanneka and Ricardo Flores, and Craig Roberts. She then gave a ‘rant’ on the conditions of club’s meeting location – the Point Loma Assembly – and the need for monies for air conditioning and a new electrical system. Susan then introduced elected officials and candidates and welcomed each to give 2 minutes of remarks: Assembly Speaker Toni Atkins (who is seeking election to Senate District 39)  provided a legislative update noting that legislation to increase the state’s minimum wage would come up in January or February; Todd Gloria (who is seeking election to Assembly District 78), provided a brief legislative update on City affairs; Georgette Gómez (candidate for San Diego City Council District 9); Sarah Saez (candidate for San Diego City Council District 9); Joe LaCava (candidate for San Diego City Council District 1); and Mara Elliott (candidate for San Diego …

Notes From March’s Meeting on the Barrio Logan Community Plan

Club President Susan Peinado welcomed and introduced Dallin Young from the California Democratic Party and representative from the Campaign to Re-Elect Congressman Scott Peters. He requested volunteer canvassers every weekend until the election in June. You can contact Dallin at d.young@cadem.org Susan welcomed and introduced Carla Keehn, candidate for San Diego Superior Court Judge Number 20. She provided a brief overview of her background and campaign (carlakeehnforjudge.com). Carla Keehn was endorsed by the club, unanimously. Susan welcomed and introduced Sarah Boot. She thanked everyone that attended the Point Loma Meet and Greet at Ruth Rollins house. She also announced that she received the endorsement of many national women’s groups. Ms. Boot asked for volunteers and encouraged people to attend the OB Town Council debate on Wednesday night. Susan welcomed and introduced Michelle Hagan, candidate for Superior Court Judge Number 25. She directed the audience to her website http://www.haganforjudge.com. Michelle Hagan was endorsed by the club, unanimously. Susan welcomed and introduced Dr. Mike McQuary, candidate for San Diego School District C (Coastal). He will be visiting each …