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Notes from October Meeting – Anne Hoiberg and Howard Wayne Help us Measure the Measures

Susan thanked everyone for coming and all who brought snacks, then recognized new members Suzanne Lawrence, Luis Osuna, and Bobbie Kohrt. Program – Anne Hoiberg and Howard Wayne Help us Measure the Measures Information sheets about the measures were distributed to everyone. The San Diego Free Press’s listed all the State, San Diego County and City measures, gave short descriptions, and indicated where Labor, the Democratic Party, and the GOP stood on them; the League of Women Voters of California’s described the San Diego County and City measures in more detail. Club members Anne Hoiberg, of the LWV and the Women’s Museum of California, and former California Assemblyman Howard Wayne presented a lively program in which they took turns arguing for or against various measures. They first tackled the County’s Measure B (“Ballot Box Zoning – Lilac Hills”) and the City’s Measure C (“Buy the Billionaire a Stadium”). Howard mentioned that Measure K (“All Candidate Races Finalized in November”) and Measure L (“Ballot Measure To Be Moved to November Ballot”) were very important but too complicated to …

Oct 23 – Anne Hoiberg and Howard Wayne Help us Measure the Measures

Have you had a chance to read through your 224-page California Voter Information Guide, along with the local guide from the Registrar of Voters? Do you understand all the nuances of the Measures on the November ballot? Don’t panic! Anne Hoiberg and Howard Wayne will be discussing the Measures and answering your questions this Sunday October 23, at 4pm at our regular meeting at the Point Loma Assembly. We’ve posted an endorsements flyer from the San Diego County Democratic Party at the top of our website and you can download it here (PDF). We’ve also posted a link to the 2016 San Diego Progressive Voter Guide from the San Diego Free Press that lists the positions of Labor, the Democratic and Republican parties, as well as the editorial board of the San Diego Free Press. If you want to check who’s spending money on supporting the Measures, check here at the California Fair Political Practices website. There are conflicts between these guides: Do you support Measure D to dismantle the Tourist Marketing District and prohibit the use of public money for a …

Tell Scott Peters and the President to Keep Dodd-Frank Financial Regulations Strong

High on the agenda of the new GOP-controlled congress is the dismantling of financial regulations put in place after the most recent financial meltdown. The house recently voted to approve HR37 (Promoting Job Creation and Reducing Small Business Burdens Act) by 271:154 with 29 Democrats voting in favor – including our representative for the 52nd Scott Peters (Susan Davis and Juan Vargas voted against the bill). Thankfully the GOP doesn’t  have a veto proof majority in the Senate and the President said in his SOTU that we would veto any further weakening of the Dodd-Frank regulation (to standing applause from Elizabeth Warren). Clubmember Gail Mackler spoke at our January meeting urging us to call and/or write to Scott’s office to express our concern with his voting with the GOP on this important issue. You can cut and paste suggested text for a letter or email below (or download a PDF file). You can call/write to Scott at his San Diego address: 4350 Executive Drive, Suite 105 San Diego, CA 92121 phone: (858) 455-5550 Or use the form on his website to send an …

Notes from November’s Meeting – Onwards and Upwards

Before the meeting during the Social Time club member Judi Curry presented her latest book, and samples of her delicious jams. Club President Susan Peinado called the meeting to order at ~4:02 PM and reminded us of the proverb that was used to promote the meeting – “Just when the caterpillar thought the world was over, it became a butterfly.” Elected Officials Dr Michael McQuary thanked everyone for their support in his recent successful campaign for School Board. He was wearing a shirt that shows the number of votes he received, or as he prefers to explain to younger voters: the number of Likes he got. Dr Mike wants to encourage an ongoing dialog with the community, and will be available the first Saturday of every month at 9am at the Living Room on Rosecrans, and at 10am at OB People’s. School Board President Kevin Beiser also thanked everyone and reminded us that we can aways contact him with questions or concerns at: kevinbeiser@yahoo.com Main Presentation The Honorable Howard Wayne spoke about the election results beginning with the national trends …

Nov 23 – Monthly Meeting – Onwards and Upwards

We began the year at our January meeting discussing 2014 election prospects with Howard Wayne, Vice Chair, Central Area of the San Diego County Democratic Party. We’ll end the year at the Pt Loma Assembly (as we don’t have a December meeting) with Howard summarizing the results, discussing the repercussions, and looking ahead for 2016. A lot of Howard’s warnings for the national races turned out exactly as forecast, with low Democratic turnout leading to predictable results. San Diego County proved itself to be one of the redder parts of California with the statewide contestants losing in the County (other than the Governor’s landslide). Despite this Scott Peters won the 52nd by a higher percentage than he did in 2012 (thank you to Rebecca Taylor (@N0StoneUnturned), Tim Hanna and all of the club members who donated and volunteered time) by appealing to independents, moderate Republicans and younger voters. There were other bright spots: A supermajority on the Chula Vista City Council and elected a Democratic mayor — the first Latina mayor elected in the county’s history A seat (and a de-facto majority) on the Oceanside City …