All posts tagged: Steve Rivera

Jul 23 – Monthly Meeting – Democratic Party Mechanics for Non-mechanics

Steve Rivera is a long time member of the California Democratic Party and  former Regional Director for our area, Region 20. At this month's meeting Steve explains the structure of the Democratic Party and in particular the local and State party organization. Steve will cover Party basics, where he thinks there will be changes and how we can make it better. From the national level on down changes are being demanded by regular Party members. Last year the Democratic National Convention Rules Committee agreed to change the rules regarding superdelegates. Just this last week San Diego County Democratic clubs proposed changing the Bylaws of the San Diego County Democratic Party to insure that clubs are consulted on rule changes that affect clubs and their members. These are exciting times to be a Democrat and its important to understand what that really means. We need to better understand the makeup of our Party so we can work together to improve it. Across the country from local governments, to state houses to national offices the Democratic party has …

Michael Johnson Honored at California Democratic Party Convention [Video]

  “Congratulations to Michael Johnson for being named California Democratic Party Volunteer of the Year for Region 20. Michael is a member of the Point Loma Democratic Club and the Veterans Democratic Club. He was also recognized with the SDCDP Making a Difference Award at this year’s Roosevelt Dinner. Michael is a veteran of the Vietnam War, and challenges people to vote on behalf of the fallen soldiers who cannot cast ballots for themselves. Thank you for your service, Michael. And for all the hard work you do to ensure equality, opportunity, prosperity, and sustainability for all.” – San Diego County Democratic Party Watch the video of the award presentation here. (Photo: Patrick Schultheis. You can tell, he’s in the video.) Region 20 delegates showed their appreciation. Photos: Susan Peinado. Click on them to enlarge. Here’s the video Vote to Honor a Veteran that contributed to Mike’s award and that SDCDP Chair Francine Busby encouraged us all to view when recognizing Mike’s contribution at this year’s Roosevelt Dinner.

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 …

Notes From July’s Meeting – We Must Win in November

The July meeting was called to order at 4pm and offered some interesting perspectives on the June Primary results as well as setting expectations as to what we can achieve at the General election in November. The Mayor’s recent veto of the City Council approved minimum wage increase clearly demonstrates just how important Carol Kim’s District 6 race is. The thought of suffering with Carl DeMaio as our representative for the 52nd is a great motivational factor for many volunteers. The Meeting Agenda is available here. You can download the slide presentation for the meeting here. Steve Rivera began with an overview of the 2014 Primary. He used a set of results that he first presented at the Region 20 California Democratic Meeting on June 8. Although we like to remind ourselves (constantly) that San Diego County is getting bluer, Steve showed it’s still a lot redder than the statewide results, especially for low turnout elections. Although Jerry Brown polled 54:19 against Kashkari statewide, he only won 47:28 in San Diego County. Similarly with Newsom:Nehring, …

Dec 4 – Voices for Justice: Who Will Speak if We Don’t?

Who: Interfaith Committee for Worker Justice 3758 30th Street San Diego, CA 92104 For more information, please contact Steve Rivera at Voices4Justice@icwj.org or (619) 584-5740 What: Celebrate 15 years of ICWJ! A Fiesta de Quinceañera is the traditional celebration of a girl’s fifteenth birthday throughout Latin American cultures. In honor of ICWJ’s 15 years, we are celebrating our annual Voices for Justice gala with a quinceañera theme! When: Wednesday,December 4, 2013 5:30 p.m. Mocktails (alcohol-free) 6:30 p.m. Dinner Program 8:30 p.m. Adiós! Where: Hyatt Regency Mission Bay 1441 Quivira Road San Diego, CA 92109 Celebrate 15 years of ICWJ! A Fiesta de Quinceañera is the traditional celebration of a girl’s fifteenth birthday throughout Latin American cultures. In honor of ICWJ’s 15 years, we are celebrating our annual Voices for Justice gala with a quinceañera theme! In 1998, The Interfaith Committee for Worker Justice of San Diego County was established to bring the power and energy of the faith community’s moral authority to local struggles for worker justice. Today, because of your partnership, we have thousands …