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, 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.


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


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




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         

Bredesen vs. Blackburn in TN  

McCaskill* vs. Hawley in MO   

Rosen vs. Heller* in NV            

Nelson vs. Scott in FL              

Sinema vs. McSally in AZ        

Heitkamp* vs. Cramer in ND    

Donnelly* vs. Braun in IN         

Tester* vs. Rosendale in MT    


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.

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

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.

President’s Message – September 2018

We may recall that several members of our club participated in the GO Team during the primary and general elections of 2016. I like to think that those of us who participated made a difference. Unfortunately, due to unforeseen circumstances, our club didn’t field a GO Team this year.

Coronado happens to be a community that consistently has a high voter turnout. We also have a high percentage of permanent vote-by-mail voters. So there are other areas in which our participation in get-out-the-vote campaigns can be more effective. Our own Congressman Scott Peters is expected to enjoy a relatively easy path to re-election this time; however, there are two Congressional districts in the vicinity in which the Democratic candidates could use our help. I’d like to discuss those here.

The first is the 49th Congressional District, in which Mike Levin is running to succeed Darrell Issa, who is retiring. This is a real pickup opportunity for the Democratic Party, but it’s going to take some work. The campaign recently opened a Solana Beach office (I attended the opening and have volunteered). There are opportunities to volunteer for phone bank and for canvassing. To donate or volunteer, please visit the website at

The other candidate for Congress who could really use our help is Ammar Campa-Najjar, who is running against the incumbent Duncan Hunter to represent the 50th District. This district historically was safely in Republican hands, but recent accusations of corruption against Hunter have made this race competitive. I’m personally acquainted with Ammar, having worked with him in the Obama re-election campaign in 2012. He also worked in the Obama White House and at the Department of Labor. Ammar is a relentless campaigner, and I enjoyed working with him. To donate or volunteer, please visit the website at

California has the most Red-to-Blue opportunities of any state; two of them are here in San Diego County, and we need to deliver in order to flip the House. Please help!

Frank King