Our speaker this month will be Kate Yavenditti of Women Occupy San Diego and the National Lawyers Guild. She will be speaking about their proposed Charter Amendment that will change the current Community Review Board on Police Practices, which reviews investigations of police misconduct complaints that are done by SDPD, to an independent Commission on Police Practices, that does an independent investigation.
Women Occupy San Diego is an independent organization of San Diego County women dedicated to creating an equitable economic system and restoring government for and by the people rather than for corporations and the wealthy. Kate is a practicing attorney and activist.
We also will briefly be discussing ballot measures and we will hold our election for 2019 officers.
Social begins at 6:30 pm, program at 7:00. Bring a snack to share and bring a friend!
Vote by mail ballots started arriving this week. GO Team volunteers started walking their precincts last weekend. The voter registration deadline is October 22nd, and on Sunday October 28th we’ll be talking through the Propositions and Ballot Measures.
To help us understand the State Propositions and Local Ballot Measures we have guest speakers Anne Hoiberg and Cody Petterson, who will explain the pros and cons and field questions from members.
If you haven’t yet voted bring your ballots or voter guides with you and check off your decisions as we go along. Feel free to invite friends and neighbors who are looking for some partisan Democratic guidance.
You can also download the San Diego County Democratic Party Voter Guide (PDF) from here.
Anne Hoiberg is on the board of directors of the Women’s Museum of California, a writer, speaker and research psychologist, Anne has written and presented extensively on women’s health, women in the military, domestic violence, alcohol abuse, health promotion, workman’s compensation cost containment, stress related disease and role of military in society. Anne is a member of the Point Loma Democratic Club.
Cody Petterson is the President of the San Diego County Democrats for Environmental Action, and Director of the Sequoia Foundation, a non-profit social science research firm dedicated to impact assessment, climate mitigation, and community resilience. He is also a delegate of the 78th Assembly District and member of the San Diego County Democratic Party Central Committee. His polemical and conservation writing can be found on Medium and Instagram, under the handle @theguessworker. You can hear Cody talk on our local political scene in this podcast from last year.
Reminder that we extended the deadline to our Banner Competition and we’ll vote on the designs at this meeting.
October 28, 2018
4:00PM – 5:30PM
Point Loma Assembly, 3035 Talbot Street, San Diego, CA 92106
On your November ballot, there will be retention elections for two Associate Justices of the California Supreme Court. One of those Associate Justices is Carol Corrigan.
She is a Schwarzenegger appointee from 2005. Back in 2008, the state of California successfully overturned a marriage ban for same-sex couples. Associate Justice Carol Corrigan was one of three judges who dissented. Then, Justice Corrigan ruled in favor of sustaining Prop 8 as the law of the land in the historic Strauss v. Horton case that deemed it unconstitutional. If she is retained, she will be able to serve another 12-year term on the California Supreme Court — that means she won’t be back in front of voters until 2030!
Please make sure that you are up-to-date with your voter registration. If you have moved since the last election, or need to change or update other information, you may do so online: registertovote.ca.gov
Early voting started Monday, October 8th! Please make sure that you are up-to-date with your voter registration. If you have moved since the last election, or need to change or update other information, you may do so online: registertovote.ca.gov
These are the races we will be considering (or reconsidering) for endorsement on October 22.
District 49: Mike Levin
City Council District 1: Linda Breen, Barbara Hamilton
District 78: Todd Gloria
District 80: Lorena Gonzalez
City Council District 1: Corinna Contreras
City Council District 4: Tazheen Nizam
City Council District 2: Jennifer H. Campbell MD
Let’s all try to keep our chins up during this really difficult time. Plow through to November by volunteering for candidates to make sure that the Blue Wave is not just a wave but a fricking tsunami. Let’s use our hurt and anger to motivate us to work harder. We need all hands on deck now. We have absolutely no choice.
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!
MTS routes 44, 60
(Photo: Michael Caterina, South Bend Tribune, via AP)