As Mark Gracyk promised at our meeting last week here is an invite to the open house at the Helix Water District.
Spring Valley Lemon Grove Democratic Club
Begin forwarded message:
From: Mark Gracyk <markhwd3>
Subject: South Rim Tank Reception Invitation 032119.pdf
Date: March 15, 2019 at 9:54:14 AM PDT
To: Cynthia Jurado <cynthia>
Hi Cynthia, it was great to see you and the rest of the club the other night. Thank you so much for the hospitality. Attached is the notice for the open house. Feel free share it if you think it might be of interest. Cheers!
Earlier this week, Speaker Pelosi and Congressional Democrats introduced H.R. 5, the Equality Act — a bill that would add “sexual orientation” and “gender identity” to classes protected against discrimination by the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
If the bill were to be passed and signed into law, it would be the first nondiscrimination law for LGBTQ Americans at the national level.
21 states, including California, Nevada, Oregon, Washington, Hawaii, and D.C. have LGBTQ discrimination protections laws on the books.
Radio silence, of course, from Congressman Duncan Hunter.
In other news… later this month, our Senate President pro Tempore Toni Atkins, Senator Ben Hueso, and Assemblymembers Dr. Shirley Weber and Lorena Gonzalez are hosting an informational community forum on the state budget, and how it affects the San Diego region.
The forum will be held on Thursday, March 28 at the Educational Cultural Complex (4343 Ocean View Blvd. in San Diego) from 6:00pm to 7:30pm. If you’re interested in attending, please RSVP at this link.
Finally, our new executive board will be sworn-in at our club meeting next week on Thursday, March 21 at 7:00pm. We’ll be meeting at Joyce Beers Community Center in Hillcrest.
We will be honoring and thanking our outgoing executive board members —Craig Roberts, Mary Latibashvili, and Sapphire Blackwood for their contributions in service to our incredible club. We’ll have something special for Will Rodriguez-Kennedy to honor his leadership as our club president, too!
And we will swear-in our new 2019-2020 Executive Board:
President: Ryan Trabuco (me) Vice President for Resource Development: Amy Kuhn Vice President for Political Action: Susan Guinn Secretary: Rickie Brown Controller: Carlos Salazar Sergeant-at-Arms: Ryan Darsey Board Members At-Large: Michelle Krug, Ilka Weston, Brandon Coopersmith, Andrea Cubitt Immediate Past President: Will Rodriguez-Kennedy
The next chapter for San Diego Democrats for Equality begins next week, and we hope to see you there!
Ryan Trabuco Vice President for Resource Development San Diego Democrats for Equality
Dear friends and members of the Spring Valley Lemon Grove Democratic Club,
Our meeting this month is tomorrow Wednesday, March 13 at 6:30.
Our Speaker this month It is Mark Gracyk, our director on the Helix Water District Board of Directors, representing Lemon Grove and parts of La Mesa and Spring Valley. Mark was elected in 2016, beating an incumbent.
Mark will speak about his experiences in office so far and his perspectives on politics in the region. Please Join us it should be a great evening!
Our location is Monte Vista Village, 2211 Massachusetts Ave, Lemon Grove, CA 91945. We will be meeting in the Dining Hall, which is near the long driveway you can see from Massachusetts Ave. You can park in the driveway or on the street.
In our recent membership survey our members expressed a wish for more social time at out meetings. So, we are suggesting you come around 6PM, if possible, for an informal chance to interact with the club officers and other members. The formal meeting will start at 7PM.
We will honor Women’s History Month with our club officers having a conversation with membership about their stories and journey into politics. We will also briefly discuss the history of this Club, founded July 2014. Clubmember Anne Hoiberg will talk to us about the history of the prior San Diego Democratic Women’s Club.
Merrin Muxlow, Board member of the OB People’s Co-op, will talk to us about the Food Co-op and how she became politicized.
We will also have representatives speaking to us from San Diego Neighborhoods for Clean Elections. Click here for more information.
eMeeting is at Elijah’s Restaurant, 7061 Clairemont Mesa Blvd, San Diego, CA 92111
Order dinner or a drink to sustain you, and the restaurant!
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This Sunday, March 10, 10AM-1PM, is the San Diego March for Black Women. Here is the link to the Facebook page.
Members of the Woman’s Club will meet up at the intersection of Logan & Euclid (92114) at 9:45AM.
The organizers suggested we park at Lincoln High School, 4777 Imperial Ave, which is the endpoint. Carpooling is recommended.
Additionally, the organizers have asked that we not wear t-shirts or bring banners from our organizations, causes or campaigns. They have their own messages. This march is about centering Black Women and Black Girls, passing the mic and giving folks who don’t normally have a platform to speak, the opportunity to do so.
Kimberly Ellis, who is running for Chair of the California State Democratic Party, will be in town 11am-1pm, Sunday, March 17, at Elijah’s. This is the day before our meeting. The purpose is for Kimberly to get to know members and delegates — before the vote at the Convention, May 31-June 2, in San Francisco.
The Annual Roosevelt Dinner is May 11, 2019, at Hilton Bayfront. Reservations here
The County Party has asked the Clubs to put together a basket of goodies (worth around $100) for the silent auction at the Roosevelt Dinner. Please let us know if you have ideas or items that we might be able to use. If you have a basket that you want to get rid of, bring it to the next meeting.