All posts tagged: Nathan Fletcher

Notes from February Meeting – County Board of Supervisors District 4 Endorsement Meeting

Meeting held February 25, 2018 at the Point Loma Assembly. CALL TO ORDER:  President Jonathan Wubbolding called the meeting to order at 4:20 PM. Statements from candidates, elected officials or representatives not on the Agenda: Tommy Hough – Candidate for SD City Council, District 6 Matt Brower – Candidate for SD County Superior Court Judge Joe La Cava – Paid consultant opposing Soccer City Initiative Bryan Pease Candidate for SD City Council, District 2 Jordan Beane – PLDC endorsed candidate for SD City Council, District 2 Nick Serrano – Rep for Todd Gloria, CA Assemblymember, District 78 Lorena Gonzales Fletcher – CA Assemblywoman, District 80 PROGRAM: ENDORSEMENT FORUM FOR SUPERVISOR DISTRICT 4 Endorsement Committee Chair Dev Zaveri-Tabb presided over the forum.  She explained the Club’s endorsement procedure and then gave each candidate three minutes to make an opening statement, in an order determined by a drawing: Nathan Fletcher Ken Malbrough (absent) Lori Saldaña Omar Passons After the statements were made, Dev conducted a Q & A session, using six questions that had been submitted by …

Feb 25 – County Board of Supervisors District 4 Endorsement Meeting

On February 25, 2018, Point Loma Democratic Club holds our second endorsement meeting of the year, where we’ll consider the contest for County Board of Supervisors District 4. This is of great interest for members living north of Pt Loma Avenue. This is your chance to hear from all of the candidates in person and to ask them questions. The four candidates that we will bring forward are:   Nathan Fletcher Website Facebook Twitter   Ken Malbrough Website Facebook     Omar Passons Website Facebook Twitter Instagram   Lori Saldańa Website Facebook Twitter   In addition, if you have not already renewed your dues for 2018, please be prepared to do so at the meeting. Only members in good standing will be allowed to vote on the endorsement. If you are not sure about your status, feel free to ask by emailing info@pointlomadem.org You can renew on line here, or bring cash/check or debit/credit card to the meeting.  4:00PM – 5:30PM Point Loma Assembly For additional info call (619) 800-5098 Directions and parking information Social …

Notes from April Meeting – Voting Rights

Club President Jonathan Wubbolding called the meeting to order at 4:05 PM. He thanked everyone for coming and asked any new members to stand and introduce themselves. He then made a call for any elected officials or their representatives, former elected officials, or any candidates who wished to speak and the following responded: Doug Case, Political Affairs Coordinator for State Senator Toni Atkins, gave a brief update on the following bills: SB 562, the single-payer bill; SB 2, which would provide a permanent funding stream for affordable housing; SB 179, the gender recognition act; and, SB 54, the California Values Act, which would prohibit California law enforcement from enforcing immigration laws. Ed Harris, representative for the city lifeguards and former City Council member, gave an update on the controversy brewing between the Fire Chief and the Lifeguard Union. He said that the Fire Chief made a major change recently, without informing the lifeguards, about how emergency calls were dispatched. Now, when there is a need for an ocean rescue, 911 calls are sent to Police …

Apr 23 – Monthly Meeting – Voting Rights

UC San Diego political science professor (and former Assemblyman) Nathan Fletcher teaches a class on the Voting Rights Act of 1965. From the Declaration of Independence through to the 2013 Supreme Court decision which found a section of the Voting Rights Act unconstitutional his course covers the history of voting rights in the United States including attempts to disenfranchise voters. Literacy tests were used as a means to deny voters along lines of race and class – Louisiana literacy test (PDF) – and continue to flummox UCSD undergraduates today – Union-Tribune article by @GaryWarthUT. Many of our struggles with the present Administration will come down to the 2018 Ballot boxes and who is willing, and able, to vote. Assemblyman Nathan Fletcher is our featured speaker this evening, and we’re delighted to also welcome Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez Fletcher who will speak on her recently introduced legislation. 4:00PM – 5:30PM Point Loma Assembly, 3035 Talbot St, San Diego, CA 92106 For additional info call (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 …

Notes from October Meeting – The Spirit of Service: America’s Veterans and the Obligation We All Share

Club President Susan Peinado called the meeting to order five minutes earlier than usual at 3:55 PM. She welcomed and introduced guests, including Howard Singer, Jess Durfee, and Brian White with CBS News 8. Susan then introduced the following elected officials and candidates and welcomed each to give 2 minutes of remarks: Assemblymember Lorena Gonzalez Candidate District 1, San Diego City Council: Barbara Bry Candidate District 7, San Diego City Council: Justin DeCesare Candidate San Diego City Attorney: Gil Cabrera Candidate San Diego City Attorney: Rafael Castellanos Candidate for Congress (Vs. Congressman Darrel Issa): Douglas Applegate Candidate San Diego Mayor: Gretchen Newsom The agenda for the meeting was approved unanimously. Congressmember Scott Peters Congressmember Scott Peters provided an overview of recent congressional news, including the race for Speaker, gun regulations, climate change, renewable energy, and innovations in the military. He also reviewed the controversial agreement – the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). Congressmember Peters was asked by club members to support the Quiet Skies Caucus and the Social Security Act of 2015. Program: The Spirit of Service: America’s Veterans and the Obligation We All Share Nathan Fletcher …

Oct 25 – Monthly Meeting – The Spirit of Service: America’s Veterans and the Obligation We All Share

Nathan Fletcher is the featured speaker at our October meeting discussing veterans affairs and the work of his foundation, the Three Wise Men. The Three Wise Men Foundation exists to raise awareness of the problems our veterans face and raise funds that provide needed transition programs to ensure our veterans have the services they need to succeed when their military service ends. Previously, Nathan represented San Diego in the California State Assembly. During his time in office, he served as Chairman of the Assembly Committee on Jobs in the New Economy and was a leading advocate for repealing Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell. He also authored the landmark public safety legislation “Chelsea’s Law,” which imposed tougher penalties on the worst child predators in California. Before his election to the legislature, Nathan served in the United States Marine Corps and was recognized for valor in combat. He is the Chairman of the Three Wise Men Foundation, a veteran-focused organization he founded in memory of his friends and family killed in action in Afghanistan. Nathan has also worked …