NOV. 3RD GENERAL MEETING

General Meeting
Propositions and Ballot Measures
November 3rd, 2018
11:00 A.M. 

The Coronado Democratic Club will hold its General Membership Meeting on Saturday, November 3 in the Winn Room at the Coronado Public Library, 640 Orange Avenue. Social time with coffee and healthy snacks begins at 10:30 am, followed by the business meeting at 11:00 am.

Are you confused by some of the measures on the ballot? Why does the advertising seem to be unrelated to the issues addressed by the propositions? Whose money is behind the campaigns for and against them? We have, within our club membership, experts in many of the areas addressed by the measures. They will try to clarify for the rest us what the intentions of the proponents and opponents of each State and County proposition actually are.

We’ll hold our meeting in a round-table format. To keep it orderly, speaking request forms (probably just a blank piece of paper) will be distributed prior to the business portion of the meeting. As each proposition comes up for discussion, the chair will ask for persons who are for and against to speak, in alternating order, until the time allotted for each issue has expired.

Some of the many reasons we have a Democratic Club is to educate our members and the community at large, and provide them with an additional channel to participate in our democracy. We also exist to help elect Democrats to public office. In that regard, after our meeting, those members who desire to do so are asked to devote a few hours that afternoon to participating in final get-out-the-vote drives on behalf of some of our Democratic candidates for Congress whose races are too close for comfort. We look forward to the participation of as many members as possible.

– Frank

ACTION ALERT

VOTE

Since this is the final Action Alert before November 6th, I am going to keep the message simple. 

We need to GET OUT THE VOTE. That’s it…just get people to go vote.

Ask all your friends and neighbors to vote and ask them to ask their friends to vote and so on. The key to taking control of the House and possibly even flipping the Senate is voter turnout. We must work together to end voter apathy, especially among those young people (18-35) who failed to turn out and vote in 2016. Send young voters to www.70millionvoters.com, an excellent non-partisan website that explains to young voters why they need to show up at the polls.

Ask everyone you encounter if they are going to vote and if they say no, ask them to reconsider. Explain to them our form of government does not work unless everyone votes. By not voting they are letting a minority of eligible voters control both Congress and the White House and also indirectly the Supreme Court.

Be relentless. Make asking everyone to vote part of every conversation you are in and ask every person you speak with about voting to do the same with their neighbors and friends.

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If you want to do more to help in other areas of the country, the following websites may be of interest:

www.thelastweekend.org

www.swingleft.org

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If you are looking to get involved in some key nearby races in CA for control of the House of Representatives:

www.harleyforcongress.comD48

www.mikelevin.orgD49

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If you prefer to reach out even further to help try to flip the Senate, here are a few key races to choose from. The Democrat is listed first in each of these pairs and an * indicates the incumbent if there is one.

O’Rourke vs. Cruz* in TX                   www.betofortexas.com

Bredesen vs. Blackburn in TN            www.bredesen.com

McCaskill* vs. Hawley in MO             www.clairemccaskill.com

Rosen vs. Heller* in NV                      www.rosenfornevada.com

Nelson vs. Scott in FL                        www.nelsonforsenate.com

Sinema vs. McSally in AZ                  www.kyrstensinema.com

Heitkamp* vs. Cramer in ND              www.heidifornorthdakota.com

Donnelly* vs. Braun in IN                   www.joeforindiana.com

Tester* vs. Rosendale in MT              www.jontester.com

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Remember, the most important thing you can do to help restore sanity to our federal government is to GET OUT THE VOTE.

Democratic Campaign Office Open in Chula Vista

I am happy to announce that our South County Democratic Office is now open. there was a   Kickoff Party yesterday, September 22.

Located at 647 Third Ave. in Chula Vista(91910), this office will serve the cities of San Diego, Chula Vista, Imperial Beach, National City, Coronado, and the southern portion of San Diego County.

There is a blue wave coming. In order for that to happen, we need your help. You can volunteer in various ways, from phone banking to canvassing to data entry.

The South County Democratic Campaign Office will be open Mondays through Fridays from 4 to 8 p.m. and weekends from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. I hope you can join us and bring your friends and family — the more the merrier!

If you have any questions, please call Tony at (619) 587-2026 or email me at [email protected] 

In Solidarity,

Kelvin Barrios
South Area Vice Chair
San Diego County Democratic Party

Oct 11 – City Council Candidate Forum

The Coronado Democratic Club will be hosting a Candidate Forum on Thursday, October 11, 2018 at 7:00 P.M. in the Winn Room of the Library.

There are two open seats and at this time five people have expressed their intentions to run. There may be additional candidates in the near future.

This forum will be an excellent opportunity to hear the positions of the candidates on various issues facing our city and question them directly.

Please invite your Republican and Independent friends as this is a non-partisan event in which all community members are urged to attend.

For more information please contact Ron Mandelbaum at 619-435-1911

Sep 8 – General Meeting – Carl Luna

The Coronado Democratic Club will hold its general membership meeting on Saturday, September 8 in the Winn Room of the Coronado Public Library. Social time, with coffee and sweets, begins at 10:30 am; the meeting will be called to order at 11:00 am.

Our featured speaker will be Carl Luna, Professor of Political Science at Mesa College. He will put his reputation on the line again as he predicts the outcome of our November 6 election. Prof. Luna’s presentations have been most enjoyable; we are pleased to have him back.

We’ll also vote on the endorsement of Matt Brower for Judge of the Superior Court. As you may recall, he and Tim Nader spoke to our club prior to the June primary election; Brower faces disgraced incumbent Judge Gary Kreep in November. Brower is the only candidate eligible for our endorsement in this race.

Please remember to attend this interesting and informative meeting, and bring a guest!

Sep 26 – Another Chance to Register Voters

One Wednesday each month, new citizens are sworn in at a naturalization ceremony held downtown at Golden Hall. Following the naturalization ceremony, volunteers register these new citizens to vote.
Volunteers are needed to assist the core group of dedicated volunteers who supervise this process. If you are familiar with the voter registration form, then plan to be there around 10:15. A tutorial on the form and procedure will take place at 10:00 AM for new volunteers.

When
September 26 (morning and afternoon) 10:15 -12:30 AND 2:15 -4:30)
You can help register in the morning or afternoon.

Where
3rd Ave. and B Street, in the Civic Theater Plaza, adjacent to Golden Hall.

Horton Plaza, which is two blocks away from the Civic Theater Plaza, will validate for 3 hours of parking, no purchase necessary. The validation machine is located on the first floor of Macy’s on a counter in the shoe department. Parking ticket can be validated before or after the voter registration. I think you need to arrive at Horton Plaza after 9:30. Please check to see if this is still available.

You don’t need to bring anything other than comfortable shoes, a light sweater or jacket, a hat and your enthusiasm. If you have a blue t-shirt , please wear it to show off our Democratic blue. Obama Vote pins will be available to pin onto your t-shirts. These buttons are to be returned at the end of each session. There is no storage space for backpacks or purses. Bring water if desired.

Contact Mercy Mandelbaum for information [email protected] or 1 (619) 435-1911.