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Notes from January’s Meeting – Endorsements for SD39, AD78 and D1

2016 kicked off with a great, well-attended meeting and a chance to meet local elected officials and several candidates for this years races. Club president Susan Peinado called the meeting  to order at 4:03pm. Susan thanked everyone for coming and introduced new members. She then invited the candidates not on the agenda and their representatives to address the club for a couple of minutes each. Kate Lyons spoke on behalf of Congressmember Scott Peters and invited us all to attend a free event on February 19 with special guest Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer to be held at the (magnificent) house of Bill and Michelle Lerach (more details here). We heard from Gil Cabrera and Bryan Pease both running for San Diego City Attorney (the club endorsement meeting will be on February 28), as well as Georgette Gomez who’s running for San Diego City Council District 9 (the club endorsement meeting will be on March 20) and from Keith Mikas running for District 5. Susan also recognized David Warmoth and Howard Singer, Presidents of the Democrats for Equality and the …

Jan 24 – Monthly Meeting – Endorsements for SD39, AD78 and D1

It’s the start of this most important election year, and your chance to get directly involved with how our Democratic Party endorses candidates. All club members in good standing can vote to endorse their preferred candidates. For the state races our club representatives will vote on behalf of the club at the state Pre-Endorsement Conference Region 20 on January 31. You can learn more about the California Democratic Party endorsement process here. At our January meeting we have three races to consider, with three club members running as candidates. As well as the two state races for Point Loma & Ocean Beach SD39 and AD78 we will also vote on the City Council race for District 1 that covers Carmel Valley, Del Mar Heights, La Jolla, Pacific Highlands Ranch, Torrey Hills, Torrey Pines and University City. Toni Atkins is challenging incumbent Senator Marty Block for SD39 Todd Gloria is running for the AD78 seat vacated by termed-out Toni Atkins Barbara Bry is running for San Diego City Council District 1 All of the candidates will be present to answer questions from members. This is your chance to help determine who best represents your values. …

Notes from September Meeting – Fight for $15 – Rabbi Laurie Coskey of the Interfaith Center for Worker Justice

Club President Susan Peinado called the meeting to order at 4:03 PM. Susan welcomed and introduced guests, including Lucy, Maggie, and Beth. She also welcomed new club members Jess Durfee, Phil and Debbie Currier, Brian Pease, Rena Marrocco, Laura Fink, Deanneka and Ricardo Flores, and Craig Roberts. She then gave a ‘rant’ on the conditions of club’s meeting location – the Point Loma Assembly – and the need for monies for air conditioning and a new electrical system. Susan then introduced elected officials and candidates and welcomed each to give 2 minutes of remarks: Assembly Speaker Toni Atkins (who is seeking election to Senate District 39)  provided a legislative update noting that legislation to increase the state’s minimum wage would come up in January or February; Todd Gloria (who is seeking election to Assembly District 78), provided a brief legislative update on City affairs; Georgette Gómez (candidate for San Diego City Council District 9); Sarah Saez (candidate for San Diego City Council District 9); Joe LaCava (candidate for San Diego City Council District 1); and Mara Elliott (candidate for San Diego …

Speaker Toni Atkins and Senator Marty Block Visited OB Town Council

Speaker Atkins, Lt James Gartland, Jeff Hatfield, President San Diego Lifesaving Association & Senator Block (Photo: Susan Peinado) Speaker Toni Atkins and Senator Marty Block took part in the protest against ALEC on Wednesday July 22, 2015 and that evening both appeared at the Ocean Beach Town Council (OBTC) meeting to speak and hand out certificates of appreciation to the recipients of the OBTC Community Awards. The town council meeting was masterfully chaired by club Secretary and OBTC President, Gretchen Newson (who was also at the ALEC protest earlier that day). Both politicians spoke to some of their recent legislative achievements, and neither appeared to want to leave first – could it be that they are gearing up for a competitive Senate District 39 race next year (as has been rumored)? Or will Speaker Atkins be persuaded to run for Mayor? As previously reported in the OB Rag and reprinted with permission: State Senator Marty Block Senator Block introduced himself as having worked at San Diego State University for 26 years, President of the San Diego Community College District Board of …

OB Street Fair 2015 [Video]

Thanks to everyone who came along and said hello at the OB Street Fair on Saturday, as well as those who staffed the booth including members of the Veterans Democratic Club and Democratic Woman’s Club. Madame Speaker Toni Atkins, Todd Gloria (www.toddgloriaforassembly.com) and José Caballero (www.Jose4sd.com) all stopped by. We welcomed supporters of AB700 who gathered petitions to let voters know who really is paying for political ads — on the ads themselves. If you didn’t make it to the Fair you can sign their petition online. Supporters of the Neighborhoods for Clean Elections also distributed information and gathered support. The weather was kind, the crowds large, we registered over 20 new voters and from early morning until  the evening the constant refrain from passers by was – this was a great week for Democrats! The Supreme Court’s judgements on the Affordable Care Act, fair housing and gay marriage showed the importance of Democratic appointments to the court and the President’s eulogy for slain Pastor Clementa Pinckney was universally appreciated. Broken String by The Underscore Orkestra is licensed under a Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike …

May 20 – Kickoff Fundraiser for Todd Gloria in Point Loma

Please Join Toni G. Atkins, Speaker of the Assembly with Senator Dede Alpert (ret.) Senator Denise Ducheny (ret.) Senator Christine Kehoe (ret.) Senator Lucy Killea (ret.) Assemblymember Lorena Gonzalez Assemblymember Shirley Weber, PhD Hon. Ed Harris Sarah Boot To Support Councilmember Todd Gloria And his campaign for State Assembly When Wednesday, May 20th, 5:30 pm ~ 7:30 pm Where Stone Brewing Company 2816 Historic Decatur Road, San Diego, CA 92106 (map) *Parking lot for Stone on Historic Decatur Road Team Todd Affirmed Housing Laborers, Local 89 Lawrence M. Cushman Mel & Linda Katz Dene & Elizabeth Oliver  Plumbers & Pipefitters, Local 230 Southwest Regional Council of Carpenters Sempra Speaker Toni G. Atkins Sycuan Co-Chairs Chelsea Investments Cox Communications Martin Bunzl Co-Hosts Steve Alexander ACSS AMR Bridgepoint Education Gil & Krista Cabrera Nancy Chase Stephen P. Cushman Susan Guinn Stephen Haase Keith Jones Bob Nelson Paul Robinson Jim & Kathy Waring Faye Wilson Alan Ziegaus Co-Sponsors Jason Anderson Dale Kelly Bankhead Hon. Richard Barrera Craig Benedetto Francine Busby Ben & Nikki Clay Kevin Tilden & Dr. Philip Diamond Ileana Ovalle Engel …