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May 16 – League of Women Voters Meeting in OB – The Fight to Rescue American Healthcare

In Ocean Beach, on May 16th, the League of Women Voters of San Diego will meet to discuss “The Fight to Rescue American Healthcare”. There will be a documentary shown and Jeanne Brown, Co-President of the LWV San Diego, will lead a discussion. When Thursday May 16th, 2:00 – 4:00 pm Where OB Parks and Recreation Center, 4726 Santa Monica Ave, San Diego 92107 NO fees to pay or need to be a member to attend. Men and women welcome. The issue of healthcare in America goes far beyond a line in the budget. It reaches into the center of the American soul and answers the question, “How in the world do we want to treat each other?” In Canada, healthcare is regarded as a social service, and treated as a responsibility of the government, to be provided to every citizen. Not so in the United States. In America, health care is regarded as a profit-making commodity, to be operated for the financial gain of insurance and pharmaceutical companies, doctors and hospitals. This documentary considers …

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 …

Mar 20 – Volunteer to Help Register New Citizens After Downtown Naturalization Ceremony

Francine Busby visited the Club for our meeting on January 27 and called on us to volunteer to help register new voters at the downtown Naturalization Ceremony on Wednesday March 20. The ceremony normally empties out of Golden Hall, 3rd Ave and B Street, in Plaza near Civic Theatre at ~10.15am and for about two hours volunteers led by Greg Bolian help new citizens register to vote. The atmosphere is always very positive with a lot of happy new citizens from all over the world, excited to start taking part in our great experiment in democracy – it’s inspiring to meet new, enthusiastic Democratic voters! The Club will be arranging a car pool to take members. If you want to make your own way there parking is no longer free at Horton Plaza (2 blocks away) you now have to make a $10 purchase to get validated parking. Street parking is available at meters or there are pay lots in the neighborhood. The 923 bus along Harbor Dr or the 30 from Old Town stop a …

Susan Peinado

Greetings From Our New Prez!

It is with much humility that I step into the shoes of the inimitable Ruth Rollins, as your new Point Loma Democratic Club president. She’s going to be a very tough act to follow. It’s been fortunate that I’ve been following Ruth around for the last six months in her special training program for deer-in-the-headlights greenhorns. Your newly elected club officers have been working hard to hammer out a team approach to the running of your club because it belongs to all of us. Let us know what you like, when we do something you like, and let us know what you don’t like. We need to hear from you. We also need to have the stragglers pay up on their dues. It’s an indication of how well we’re doing and the value that we bring to you. We’re all volunteers so encourage us and give us a pat on the back by picking up your pen, writing out that check and mailing it to: The Point Loma Democratic Club PO Box 7802 San Diego, …

Ruth Rollins, Club President 2009-2013

Ruth Rollins Honored by the Point Loma Democratic Club

Ruth Rollins the Point Loma Democratic Club’s President from 2009 to 2013 was honored at the monthly meeting on February 24, 2013 in appreciation for her outstanding efforts and accomplishments. The honor was presented to Ruth by the Club’s new leadership, President Susan Peinado and Vice President Carol Heasley on behalf of the entire Club membership. The award stated: “For inspirational Leadership and Dedication in the fulfillment of the Point Loma Democratic Club’s Goals and Objectives in successfully leading a PLDC Team that Significantly helped reelect President Barack Obama for a Second Administration and elect Democratic State and Local Leaders” Ruth’s leadership and team building was clearly of a nature much higher than normally expected and had a noteworthy positive effect on the ability of the Point Loma Democratic Club to contribute to the success of the Democratic Party’s goals at the local and national level. Ruth Rollins is much admired by us all not only as a leader but as a friend. Going forward, as well as serving as the Club’s Treasurer Ruth is …

Moderate Republican Mugged By Reality | The Nation

Rick Perlstein writes for the Nation on how the GOP is losing “super-smart, motivated, talented up-and-comer”s to the Democratic Party. LUGs (Libertarian Until Graduation) and MRUGs (Moderate Republican Until Graduation) just can’t take it any more. Moderate Republican Mugged By Reality | The Nation. Related articles Noam Chomsky: Obama would be a ‘moderate Republican’ several decades ago (rawstory.com) Viewpoints: GOP’s problems arrived in California first (sacbee.com) Invisible Moderates (dish.andrewsullivan.com)