The 4th of July Parade is Coming… and You’re Invited

This year’s Coronado 4thof July Parade’s theme is “The American Dream”. Every year our Democratic Club marches in our parade!  You are invited to march with us as we represent our club and the values and ideals of our party. As we move into the 2020 election year, it is critical that we all participate in the parade, precinct walking, and phone banking as we GET OUT THE VOTE! The first step is the parade.

Patti Flores-Charter will be sending out information about our participation in the parade. We will have decorations for bikes, cars, and people walking. We also have cars for those who need them. Watch your email for details and to RSVP.

Below you will see the announcement that will be made at each announcers booth along the parade route:

The Coronado Democratic Club is proud to participate in honoring and celebrating our country’s birth. Our Democratic Club supports our military, public schools, equality of all people, religious freedom, and our constitution. The Democratic Club continues to do its part to preserve and respect our natural resources and environment. We promote civility and social justice for all. The Democratic Club shares your love of our country and the freedoms we stand for.

Register Voters

Next opportunities are Wednesdays, March 20 and April 17, 2019. See below for details.

We need to

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 at 10:15. For new volunteers a tutorial on the form and procedure will take place at 10:00am. The schedule is: 

June 19  (morning and afternoon, 10:15-2:30 and 2:15-4:30)

July 10  (morning and afternoon, 10:15-12:30 and 2:15-4:30)

You can help register on any of the above days or times.

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. There is no storage space for backpacks or purses.  Bring water if desired. 

Contact Mercy Mandelbaum for information [email protected] or 619 435-1911

June 8th General Meeting

Please join us June 8, 2019 at 11:00 AM in the Coronado Library Winn Room to hear Ms Sandra Alvarado discuss the work that the San Diego Rapid Response Network does in our region.

Ms. Alvarado is the Network Coordinator for the SDRRN. As such, Ms. Alvarado is responsible for developing collaborative systems and carrying out the core network functions. One of her focuses is to identify, establish and cultivate community partnerships and relationships to grow the capacity of the network.

As a resident of City Heights, she began her involvement in the community as a senior in high school. Now a juris doctor, she is happy to use her background to help create bridges that bring together immigrant communities in the county.

During her free time, she has been a member of the City Heights Area Planning Committee (CHAPC) and has volunteered for several campaigns to elect progressive candidates to local office in the County of San Diego.

We look forward to seeing you at what promises to be an enlightening look into why Democrats are going to heaven and Stephen Miller is not.

ACTION ALERT May 20, 2019

Can you make one phone call to the governor’s office?

Gov. Newsom, in his “May Revise” budget, tripled the amount of money allocated to a gun violence prevention program called Cal VIP, (Violence Intervention and Prevention). This program has been implemented in Oakland with a resulting 52% decrease in gun violence and in Stockton with a resulting 35% decrease.

Please call Gov. Newsom’s office at (916) 445-2841 and thank him for increasing the funding for this program. Ask him to continue to work to reduce gun violence in our state. You could mention that since you live in San Diego County near the Poway shooting, you are especially sensitive to the tragedy caused by gun violence.

More information about how to get involved in this issue is at https://everytown.org (https://everytown.org/)

Thank you.

Register Voters

Next opportunities are Wednesdays, March 20 and April 17, 2019. See below for details.

We need to continue registering new Citizens to vote now more than ever.  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.

Wednesday, March 20, 2019 from 10:15 AM to 12:30 PM 

AND

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 from 10:15 AM to 12:30 PM

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

A tutorial on the form and procedure will take place at 10:00am for new volunteers. 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. 

No need to pre-register.  Wear comfortable shoes, a light sweater and bring your enthusiasm. 

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

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