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Video – Labor and the Democratic Party

At February’s monthly meeting as well as taking some great photographs of the event Patrick Schultheis also recorded video of the two speakers. For those who weren’t there, or to review some of the great Labor issues we were given, we’ve posted the videos to our YouTube channel, and below. Enjoy, share (the videos, like all of our original content, are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license) and subscribe to our YouTube channel for future content. Daraka Larimore-Hall reminds us of how unions like the UAW helped shape the Democratic Party into the party of Civil Rights.m (1 minute) Daraka Larimore-Hall argues Labor and the Democratic Party are joined at the hip using the Volkswagen unionization vote in Tennessee as an example. Non-partisanship is a myth. (3 minutes) Daraka Larimore-Hall explains why we must understand Labor and why every Democratic club in California should run this program. (1 minute) Richard Barrera – complete talk (22 minutes) Daraka Larimore-Hall – complete talk (39 minutes) (There are some blank portions of this video but the audio is maintained throughout.)

Notes from February’s Meeting – Labor and the Democratic Party

Club President Susan Peinado called the February 22, 2015 meeting to order at 3:31 PM. She thanked everyone that brought snacks. Welcome and Introduction of Elected Officials and Candidates Susan welcomed and introduced guests: reporter Doug Porter; Kimberly Beatty, School Board President of Poway Unified; Barbara Bry, Founder of Run Women Run; Joe LaCava of the San Diego Community Planners Committee; John Hartley; Howard Singer; Mike Bower, Chair of CA Democratic Party Progressive Caucus; new Patron members Toni Atkins and Jose Castillo, and new members Max Coterill, Michael Thaller, Pamela Hughes, Greg Robinson, Maria Leal, Sara Shon, and Jimmy Tabb. She also thanked labor guests including Nephi Hancock, Andy Ishee and Ricardo Ochoa. Susan also thanked Frank Gormlie of the OB Rag for his write up that encouraged attendance. Susan welcomed the candidates present and each spoke on their candidacy: Barbara Bry – running for City Council District 1 Justine DeCesare – running for City Council District 7 Gil Cabrera – running for City Attorney Joe LaCava – running for City Council District 1 Rafael …

Feb 22 – Monthly Meeting – Labor and the Democratic Party

Join us at this month’s meeting of the Point Loma Democratic Club to delve into the nexus between Labor and the Democratic Party. We’ll learn about the structure of our local labor movement from Richard Barrera, Secretary-Treasurer/CEO at San Diego and Imperial Counties Labor Council. Then Daraka Larimore-Hall, Secretary of the California Democratic Party and Vice Chair of the California Democratic Party Labor Caucus, will discuss historical and contemporary ties between the party and the labor movement and conclude by talking practically about how to be a labor activist without being anti-Party and a Democrat without ever being anti-labor. We’re looking forward to another excellent community dialogue – please invite your friends to join us. REMINDER: This month, our social starts at 3:00pm and our meeting starts at 3:30pm! Richard Barrera A first-generation San Diegan, Richard’s father emigrated from Colombia and mother is the daughter of European immigrants who came to America through Ellis Island. After graduating from El Cajon Valley High School, Mr. Barrera received his Bachelors Degree in American History from UCSD, and …