Our October meeting will feature the speaker Carolyn Senger MD. Dr. Senger is a physician at UCSD Medical Center who is an expert on the details of the Affordable Care Act. She will be speaking about some of the benefits of the ACA which are not commonly known. Come and learn the advantages of this new healthcare law.
Dr. Carolyn Senger is a cancer researcher and preventive medicine physician at UCSD. She received her undergraduate education from the University of Michigan and her medical degree from Johns Hopkins. She joined Doctors for America’s “Patients over Politics” Bus Tour and soon afterward accepted the California State Director position. As state director, she coordinates local and state efforts of over 2300 members. Caring for patients with preventable health conditions and calamities fuels her passion for health advocacy and policy. She is inspired every day by the amazing members of the health care community (including patients) who strive to improve our health care system and envision a day when affordable, fair, high quality health care is accessible to everyone.
Please join the Clairemont Democrats on Tuesday July 9, at Boomerang’s Gourmet Burgers in Clairemont for our monthly club meeting. Come at 6:00 p.m. to dine and socialize with club members. Our program will begin promptly at 7:00 p.m.
This month, we are featuring Rochelle Becker, the Executive Director of the Alliance for Nuclear Responsibility. Rochelle Becker has been actively promoting nuclear safety in California for 30 years. She will be speaking about San Onofre, its closure, and getting recompense for rate payers, as well as other items of interest regarding nuclear developments.
Here is some additional background on Rochelle Becker: As the past Mothers for Peace spokesperson and project director, Rochelle testified before the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, the California Energy Commission the Regional Water Quality Control Board, the state legislature and Congress. Currently Rochelle is representing the Alliance for Nuclear Responsibility and Sierra Club before the CPUC addressing issues of license renewal and other ratepayer costs in PG&E 2007 General Rate Case. Rochelle was instrumental in gaining the support of California’s Attorney General and the County of San Luis Obispo for a federal appeal filed in December 2003 addressing the Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s refusal to allow hearings on post 9/11/01 security before licensing an expanded high-level radioactive waste facility on California’s vulnerable earthquake active coast. Rochelle has also worked with organizations on safety issues at the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station (SONGS). She is currently working with California Earthcorps in legal proceedings to address the safety concerns of replacing steam generators at the Southern California nuclear plant before the CPUC. Rochelle has recently been appointed to the Sierra Club’s newly formed Radiation Committee. Rochelle has won several environmental awards and for several years was the President of the Board of the Environmental Center of San Luis Obispo. Rochelle Becker graduated from the University of San Francisco. She lives with her husband of 39 years in Grover Beach.
The Clairemont Dems’ Monthly Club meeting in June was a huge success!! Members gathered at 6:00 p.m. to socialize and grab a bite to eat from Boomerang’s. At 7:00 p.m., Club President, Dr. Jen Campbell, kicked off our meeting. Club member, Carol Kim, announced that she will be running as a Democrat for San Diego City Council District 6. Club member, Phyllis Mathis, expressed the displeasure of Clairemont residents regarding an attempt by developers to rezone an area of Clairemont near Genesee and Balboa Avenues – right across the street from residences – to allow for a drive-through restaurant open until 1:30 a.m. Finally, the keynote speaker of the evening, prominent local attorney, Pam Wilson, addressed the club. Wilson is a leader of the coalition called Scenic San Diego, which works to keep our environment beautiful. Wilson sounded the alarm bell about a billboard company lobbying our City Council to put commercialized billboards up in the downtown area.