Come to our July 9, 2013 Monthly Meeting and Learn More about Nuclear Safety in California

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.

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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.

Local Progressives Organizing Visit to Darrell Issa’s Office to Oppose Goodlatte’s Agricultural Guestworker Bill

Obama for America, the United Farm Workers, and Border Angels are co-sponsoring a visit to Congressman’s Issa’s office to oppose the Goodlatte Agricultural Guestworker Bill, which they believe would undermine proposals by the Gang of 8 to achieve Comprehensive Immigration Reform.  They are seeking volunteers to accompany them to a rally to encourage Issa to oppose this bill.

When

Tuesday, June 18th at noon to 1 pm

Where

Rep. Darrel Issa’s Congressional Office (meet in parking lot)
1800 Thibodo Road (parking lot), Vista, CA 92081

Who

  • Keynote Speaker: Enrique Morones, Founder of Border Angels
  • Co-Sponsors: United Farm Workers, Border Angels, and Obama for America

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June 11, 2013 Club Meeting: Recap

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.

Secretary, Christine Becker, and Membership Chair, Kurt Bassett, check-in meeting attendees.

Secretary, Christine Becker, and Membership Chair, Kurt Bassett, check-in meeting attendees.

Club members socialize and dine on gourmet burgers prior to the start of the meeting.

Club members socialize and dine on gourmet burgers prior to the start of the meeting.

Club President, Jen Campbell, kicks off the meeting.

Club President, Jen Campbell, kicks off the meeting.

Communications Chair, Sarah Boot, addresses club

Communications Chair, Sarah Boot, addresses club

Club Member, Carol Kim, announces her candidacy for San Diego City Council District 6.

Club Member, Carol Kim, announces her candidacy for San Diego City Council District 6.

Club member, Phyllis McGrath, expresses 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. Check out www.careaboutclairemont.com to hear more about it with a short video.

Club member, Phyllis Mathis, expresses 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. Check out http://www.careaboutclairemont.com to hear more about it with a short video.

Prominent local attorney, Pam Wilson, a leader within a coalition called Scenic San Diego, which works to keep our environment lovely, addresses club.

Prominent local attorney, Pam Wilson, a leader within a coalition called Scenic San Diego, which works to keep our environment lovely, addresses club.

Pam Wilson, along with Scenic San Diego, sounds the alarm bell about a billboard company lobbying our City Council to put up billboards and neon signs in the downtown area.

Remembering Newtown six months later – Vigil

In recognition of the 6 month anniversary of the Newton shootings, we are holding a vigil in memory of those fallen by this violent tragedy.

Please come out and join us to remember Newton and other victims of gun violence in our country.
We will not back down.
We will not give up.
We will not forget.
We demand sensible gun laws in our country to reduce gun violence.

What: Newtown Anniversary Vigil
Where: Alcazar Gardens in Balboa Park
When: This Friday, 7:30 pm
Bring: Battery-operated candles, sweater, friends, family