Join Our Team to Walk Against Hate

Do your part to fight hate in our community by joining the Coronado Democratic Club’s team in the Anti-Defamation League’s Walk against Hate. The 5K walk takes place on Sunday, April 26 at Liberty Station at 9:45. A diversity expo opens at 8:30.

The ADL is a national organization that advocates for legislation to promote inclusiveness and runs education programs for schools and law enforcement. You can find out more at

To join the club’s team, go to SanDiegoWalkAgainstHate

Scroll down, click on register, select join a team and look for the Coronado Democratic Club. This website also includes complete information about the walk, including where to park and how to get there.

The early registration cost is $15 for adults and $10 for children 18 and younger. Children ages 3 and under are free.  All paying participants will receive a tee shirt. The price goes up at the end of February, so you are encouraged to sign up soon.

Since this is a non-partisan event, no political signs are permitted. We will, however, have a sign identifying our club. No dogs except service dogs are allowed.

For questions, contact team captain Patricia Leahy at [email protected] or (619) 252-1799.

We hope to see you there.

Todd Gloria Leading the Way! Also, Canvass w/ Raul Campillo on Saturday!

Democrats for Equality,

We are on the cusp of making LGBTQ history.

This week, a San Diego Union Tribune/10News poll shows our endorsed Mayoral candidate Todd Gloria with a strong lead heading into the Primary Election.

We know Todd’s story: son of a maid and a gardener. Native American, Filipino, Latino, Dutch, and gay. Elected to the City Council. Elected to the State Assembly. Assembly Majority Whip.

Longtime club members like Todd make history — and nothing would mean more following in the legacy of Al Best and Neil Good, than it would be to elect our city’s first openly LGBTQ Mayor.

So, let’s make this historic campaign happen together! We are locking down dates for a club canvass in a couple weeks.

Speaking of canvassing… this Saturday, we are hosting a canvass for Raul Campillo, our endorsed candidate in City Council District 7. We’ll be meeting at 10am at the Serra Mesa Library (9005 Aero Drive, San Diego, 92123).

The campaign in Council District 7 will be one of the top contests this year. The Chamber, the Lincoln Club, and the Republican Party are hoping to keep this seat in their column come November.

Whether it’s being inspired by Don Quixote, poor representation from their current councilmember, or not reading the voter registration tea leaves, but Trump’s party is facing (as of the beginning of the month) a 13-point registration deficit and third-party status.

This week at a community forum between the candidates, the Republican Party’s endorsed candidate publicly stated their opposition to renewable energy as far as San Diego city policy goes. Republicans are going to Republican, I guess.

This seat is winnable. Our endorsed candidate Raul Campillo is a standout, and I want to encourage our club members to come out strong for him this Saturday. Again, we will be meeting Saturday at 10am at the Serra Mesa Library (9005 Aero Drive, San Diego, 92123). See you there!

By the way, we are almost at the end of January. Let’s hope the rest of the year goes this quickly!

I love you all,

Ryan Trabuco
Club President
San Diego Democrats for Equality

January 26 – General Meeting – Ballot Party, Propositions & Measures, Bring Your Friends and Neighbors

Election time is fast approaching! March 3, 2020 is the Presidential Primary.

Vote by mail ballots have already been sent to military and overseas voters. San Diego mail ballots will start arriving after February 3, 2020. We’re planning a GO Team kick-off for volunteers in Point Loma, Ocean Beach and Midway the first weekend in February. The voter registration deadline is February 18, 2020.

This Sunday January 26th at our General Meeting we’ll be talking through the Propositions and Ballot Measures.

To help us understand the State Propositions and Local Ballot Measures we are pleased to welcome back guest speakers Anne Hoiberg and Cody Petterson, who will explain the pros and cons and field questions from members.

Bring your sample 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.

The club’s endorsed and rated acceptable candidates are:


Rated Acceptable

The club’s position on Ballot Measures:

  • San Diego County – Vote No on Measure B – Newland Sieera amendments to the San Diego County General Plan

You can also download the San Diego County Democratic Party Voter Guide (PDF) from here.


  • Officer reports
    • President
    • VP
    • Treasurer
    • Secretary
  • If you haven’t already you can renew (or join) online here.
  • New Business


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 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.

January 26, 2019
4:00PM – 5:30PM

[email protected]
(619) 800-5098

Point Loma Assembly
3035 Talbot St
San Diego, CA 92106

Directions and parking information

Social Time
Members are encouraged to get together from 3:30PM 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.

January 20 – Endorsements

Meeting starts promptly at 6:30 PM.
Social time will be from 6:00PM to 6:30PM.

Chaired by Yvonne Elkin, Endorsement Committee Chair

We will attempt to endorse in the following races:

Congressional District 53

  • John Brooks
  • Jose Caballero
  • Dr. Joseph Fountain
  • Janessa Goldbeck
  • Georgette Gómez
  • Sara Jacobs
  • Eric Kutner
  • Suzette Santori,
  • Joaquín Vázquez

The following withdrew their candidacy from the CD 53 seat:

  • Marisa Calderon (Is now running for CD 50)
  • Zack Fields
  • Dr. Devorah Fox
  • Shelly Lorenze
  • Tom Wong

and the following did not respond: 

  • John Christian-Carey
  • Annette Meza

San Diego City Council District 9

  • Kelvin Barrios
  • Sam Bedwell
  • Sean Elo
  • Ross Naismith


  • Genoveva Aguilar – withdrew from race
  • Kevin Alston – notified us that he does not seek our endorsement
  • Alejandro Soto – did not respond

100th Anniversary Women’s Suffrage

Club Member Anne Hoiberg, San Diego County Women’s Hall of Fame and other numerous awards, will remind us of the 100th year anniversary of women obtaining voting rights.

Officer Elections

If you want to run for an executive board position, please contact Ruth Rollins to make sure you understand the skill set needed and time commitment.

  • Susan Peinado, President and Co-founder
  • Ramla Sahid, External Vice President
  • Dr. Rebecca Fielding-Miller, Internal Vice President
  • Cathie Hyatt, Secretary
  • Rosamund Blevins, Treasurer
  • Nominations form the floor



We meet at Elijah’s Restaurant, 7061 Clairemont Mesa Blvd, San Diego, CA 92111

MTS routes 44 and 60.
If you need a ride home afterwards, contact us beforehand so we can arrange carpools.

Come early and socialize with club members and officers. Officers are there by 6PM and available to talk and answer questions.

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

Meeting Location

We meet at Elijah’s Restaurant, 7061 Clairemont Mesa Blvd, San Diego, CA 92111

MTS routes 44 and 60.
If you need a ride home afterwards, contact us beforehand so we can arrange carpools.

Come early and socialize with club members and officers. Officers are there by 6PM and available to talk and answer questions.

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

Meeting: Thursday, February 20, 2020

Denny’s – see their new menu!
665 N Mollison
El Cajon, Ca 92021

6-7 pm dinner and social hour
7 pm Meeting begins
8:30 Meeting Adjourns

It’s time to pay your ECDC Club dues- $20 per or $40 a couple
Our hardworking ECDC President Suzanne taking a little vacation.
Vice President Linda Nickerson will be lead Thursday, Feb 20 meeting.

Our ECDC current Members are the SPEAKERS!

1.  Welcome back Christynne Wood- we have missed you !!
2. Club Discussion- 3 Stupidest Potus statements since Jan 16th meeting. Carolyn Costlow. (Followed by softly sung chorus Adios Potus.)
3. 5 fast Impeachment Facts-
4.  How  Duncan voted in the past as our Representative.  (Republican conversions)
Dates our ECDC Club will be phone banking for Ammar Campa Najar and our Dem candidates. Great Dem turnout-WE WIN!!
5.  Voter Registration- what can we do and when can we do it?  Volunteers for high schools, Grossmont College and Cuyamaca.
6.  Earlier Calif Primary- why is it important?
7.  CSI- who is backing our opponents?
8.  Club Vote on Dem Presidential candidates

See you Thursday, February 20.