May 21 – Learn How to be a Better Phone Banker, Social Media Pusher and GO Teamer

The election is upon us and it’s all hands on deck to contact voters to extoll the virtues of our endorsed candidates.

Come and learn how, with just a few tricks and techniques, you can improve your success rate with phone banking and at the same time enjoy doing it! Clubmember Kelly King will provide insights into what works and what doesn’t and how to tell.

We’ll also learn from campaign pros on how re-tweeting, Sharing, Liking and engaging the community by posting comments can extend the reach of candidates’ messages.

2018 is the year that GO Team expanded the use of MiniVAN (after great success in the 49th) to provide a paperless, easy way to walk precincts and upload data straight to the back room analysts.

We hope you’ll enjoy some hands on sessions geared to winning on June 5th.

Monday May 21 – Social Time from 6:30pm, Club business at 7:00pm.

Social Time
Members are encouraged to get together from 6:30pm just before the meeting starts.

Order dinner or a drink to sustain you, and the restaurant!


Elijah’s Restaurant, 7061 Clairemont Mesa Blvd, San Diego, CA 92111 (map).

  • MTS routes 44, 60

May 20 – John Mattes Explains How Russian Trolls Influenced U.S. Elections

This month we welcome clubmember John Mattes to explain his investigations into Russian propagandists who created false social media accounts to influence the outcome of the U.S. Presidential election.

Read more here:

John is an investigative journalist who has won 5 Emmys, one Golden Mike award, one Edward R Murrow award and 10 press club awards for exposing fraud and corruption in government.

He holds an advanced degree in Communication Research from the University of Wisconsin and a law degree from the University of Miami. Before working for Fox, he served as a County Supervisor and city council member in Madison, Wisconsin and practiced law in Miami, Florida focusing on Public Policy Investigation.

4:00PM – 5:30PM
PointLomaAssemblyMap<a href=”,+3035+Talbot+Street,+San+Diego,+CA&hl=en&sll=32.824552,-117.108978&sspn=1.024769,1.116486&hq=Point+Loma+Assembly,&hnear=3035+Talbot+St,+San+Diego,+California+92106&t=m&z=17%E2%80%9D%20>Point Loma Assembly,  3035 Talbot Street, San Diego, CA 92106

For additional info call (619) 800-5098
Directions and parking information

Social Time
Members are encouraged to get together from 4:00PM before the meeting starts, please bring whatever light drinks/snacks that you’d like to share.

After the meeting ends we suggest adjourning to the Point Break Cafe at 2743 Shelter Island Dr to continue our progressive conversation. Happy Hour is until 6:30pm.

Tue, Wed, Thu and Sat – Phonebanking for Nathan Fletcher

Help our endorsed candidate for County Board of Supervisors District 4 win the Primary on June 5th.

Tues, Wed, Thu – 5-8pm
Saturdays – 9 am

From Nathan’s office: 3737 Camino del Rio South #110

Thank you so much for your help and support!
Heidi Martinez

Nathan Fletcher for Supervisor 2018
Voicemail: (858) 304-0196
P.O. Box 5283 San Diego, CA 92165

Notes from Apr 16 Meeting – Endorsements and Actions

Democratic Woman’s Club of San Diego County April 16, 2018 Regular Monthly Meeting, Elijah’s Restaurant

President Susan Peinado opened the meeting at 7pm

Approval of Agenda by unanimous vote

Guests and Candidates (not seeking endorsement tonight):

  • Doug Case – representing State Senator Toni Atkins
  • Mary Marshall – representing Ammar Campa Najjar, candidate for CA Congressional District. 50
  • Oren Robinson – representing Fayaz Nawabi, candidate for SD City Council District 6
  • Carol Gendal – representing Elizabeth Warren, candidate for CA State Assembly District 76
  • Dominic Nguyen – representing Dave Myers, candidate for Sheriff
  • Rafael Perez – candidate for San Diego Community College Board
  • Michelle Krug – Full Voter Participation and Prop 13 petitions
  • Cody Petterson – Prop 13 petition

President’s Report: Susan Peinado

  • Full Voter Participation petition reminder
  • June 5, Gubernatorial Primary handout and discussion
  • Moxie Theatre play, The Madres, discussion of dates for DWC attendance
  • Support of proposed, discussed, motioned, and approved
  • Fundraiser for Genevieve Jones-Wright, April 20, DWC reps sponsoring/attending
  • Resolution on anti-harassment training for candidates and party leaders in development
  • Bylaws – an introduction
  • Martin Luther King Jr Democratic Club Resolution – VP Internal, Becca Miller; Past President, Emily Bonner; MLK Jr Democratic Club, Tasha Williamson
  • Discussion of events surrounding Roosevelt Dinner
  • Motioned, seconded, and approved to waive resolution notice requirements as allowed in bylaws
  • Motioned, seconded, and unanimously approved to sign on to resolution

Treasurer’s Report: Rosamond Blevins

Endorsements: Run by Dr. Doreen Mattingly – candidates must get 60% of the vote to be endorsed

Chula Vista School Board Seat 5

  • Kate Bishop
  • Eduardo Reyes – Endorsed

San Diego Unified School District C (friendly incumbent)

  • Dr. Michael McQuary – Endorsed

Southwestern Community College Seat 4

  • Leticia Cazares – Endorsed
  • Nicole Jones

California Senate 38 (friendly incumbent)

  • Jeff Griffith – Endorsed

San Diego County Board of Supervisors District 5

  • Michelle Gomez – Endorsed
  • Jacqueline Arsivaud Benjamin (absent, no proxy)

Call for old and/new business.

Announcements from the floor:

  • Susan Peinado – High School student voter registration event and student walkout against gun violence, April 20
  • Kelly King – Encouragement to speak up against harassment
  • Recognition and thanks to the DWC Endorsement Team
  • Michelle Krug – New citizens voter registration opportunity, April 18
  • John Loughlin – Stand Up for CA Values Rally, April 17
  • Codi Vierra – California Young Democrats fundraiser in Orange County
  • Lynn Gerson – Delaine Eastin lawn signs available and Day of Action, April 28

Endorsed candidates assembled for photo.
Meeting adjourned at 9:24pm.
Next regular meeting is 7pm, Monday, May 21, at Elijah’s Restaurant.

No Club Meeting This Week

Democrats for Equality,

There will not be a club meeting this week.

We will be back in full-swing next month on Thursday, June 21st at Joyce Beers Community Center, 7:00pm.

Last week, I had the pleasure of participating in a Hillcrest Town Council-sponsored LGBTQ Debate at the San Diego LGBT Community Center.

Thank you to all of our club members who attended! For those of you who did not get a chance to attend, check out the full debate video hosted here.

In Solidarity,

Will Rodriguez-Kennedy
San Diego Democrats for Equality