Oct 22 – Three Different Opportunities to Advocate for Police Accountability

Reposted from Showing Up for Racial Justice

 

Monday October 22nd is the National Day of Actions to Stop Police Brutality, and there are multiple events and actions planned. Please pick at least one to advocate for real oversight and real justice.

MORNING
Press Conference at the “Hall of Justice”, 330 W. Broadway, San Diego, CA 92101 at 9am called by Families and Survivors of police brutality, with Allies committed to Real Community Oversight of Police.

Families of victims of police violence and community support groups are gathering outside the San Diego “Hall of Justice” to petition our government to redress the wrongs inflicted on too many.

No one is above the law. We come to demand justice for Raul Rivera, Alfred Olango, Earl McNeil, Victor Ortega, Sergio Weick, Jonathon Coronel, Frederick Jefferson, and hundreds of other dead or brutalized at the hands of San Diego law enforcement.

We demand an end to the District Attorney’s relentless refusal to properly investigate civilian murders and injuries inflicted by local law enforcement.

We challenge San Diego City Council members to stop sabotaging community oversight of public servants and to sincerely work with residents to create a Commission on Police Practices that is independent, transparent & empowered to counter police brutality.

NOON
Teach-in at San Diego City College, 1313 Park Boulevard 12-4
As part of the Racial Justice Coalition, we invite you to join us as we host a teach in honor of stolen lives as we fight to abolish police brutality in communities of color. We will have several speakers who will be educating us on how to get involved and updates on local cases such as Earl McNeil.
Facebook Event:
Schedule below.

EVENING
Rally and Candle Light March, City Heights/Weingart Library 5:30-9
United Against Police Terror: Facebook Event

IF YOU CAN VOLUNTEER, PLEASE CONTACT SHOWING UP FOR RACIAL JUSTICE!

Email: [email protected]

Stand with thousands across the country to express our collective outrage, creativity, and resistance in response to the crimes of this system.

4pm Set up and poster making
4:30pm, KYR’s and information distribution
5:30pm Opening Blessing from Tlayolohtli
Rally at City Heights Performance Annex, Speakers and Performance Artists
Candlelight March then have an OLB Action on the I-15 Overpass

Oct 24 – Fundraiser for Vivian Moreno, San Diego City Council District 8

Join us for a fundraiser for our endorsed candidate Vivian Moreno for San Diego City Council District 8 along with San Diego Democrats for Environmental Action, San Diego Democrats for Equality and San Diego Young Democrats.

When
October 24, 2018 at 6pm

Where
5th Ave Kitchen & Tap
3515 5th Ave, San Diego, CA 92103 (map)

RSVP to [email protected] or (619) 210-9499 www.vivianmorenosd.org

Paid for by Vivian Moreno for City Council 2018, FPPC ID 1395590

Oct 22 – Endorsement meeting. Persist. Resist. Vote.

This month’s meeting is one week later than usual.
When: 7pm, Monday, October 22
Where: Elijah’s Restaurant, 7061 Clairemont Mesa Blvd, 92111 (map)
These are the races we will be considering (or reconsidering) for endorsement on October 22.
Congressional Representative
District 49: Mike Levin
Carlsbad
City Council District 1: Linda Breen, Barbara Hamilton
State Assembly
District 78: Todd Gloria
District 80: Lorena Gonzalez
Vista
City Council District 1: Corinna Contreras
City Council District 4: Tazheen Nizam
San Diego
City Council District 2: Jennifer H. Campbell MD
Let’s all try to keep our chins up during this really difficult time. Plow through to November by volunteering for candidates to make sure that the Blue Wave is not just a wave but a fricking tsunami. Let’s use our hurt and anger to motivate us to work harder. We need all hands on deck now. We have absolutely no choice.
Social Time
Members are encouraged to get together from 6:30pm just before the meeting starts.
Order dinner or a drink to sustain you, and the restaurant!
MTS routes 44, 60

(Photo: Michael Caterina, South Bend Tribune, via AP)

Sep 17 – Celebrate the End of Gun Shows in Del Mar, Endorsements, Signature Drive

This month in San Diego County we’ve seen how local, sustained activism can help change the world!

NeverAgainCa.org’s founder, Rose Ann Sharp, will interactively illustrate to us how the movement to end gun shows at the Del Mar Fairgrounds developed and was successful within six months. This will be a fun evening to create our own successes where we want to change the outcomes!

NeverAgainCA.org took their inspiration from the Parkland Students, who asked each of us to be involved in ending gun violence.


Fred Rogers, VP and co-founder of the San Diego County Democrats for Environmental Action, will briefly talk about the issues involved with the proposed Newland Sierra housing project that is expected to be approved by the County Board of Supervisors at the end of the month.

Tim J. Doring is organizing a signature drive to stop the proposed Newland Sierra housing project, and is offering a donation to the club for each signature gathered by clubmembers.

The following local Democratic clubs will also be working with Mr. Doring to earn money for their clubs by collecting signatures:

  • San Diego County Democrats for Environmental Action
  • San Marcos Democratic Club
  • La Jolla Democratic Club
  • Uptown Democratic Club

Every valid signature earns $7. It’s easy to take the petition around to other Clubs, church, schools, neighbors, local fairs and farmers markets. We can turn this money around to help our endorsed candidates. If 20 club members gather 20 valid signatures each, that’s $2,800. If 40 club members gather just 15 signatures each that’s $4,200 to put back into local campaigns. Some of us who gathered signatures for the Full Voter Participation Act, which forces top two County races from the primary into November, will tell you that it’s not that hard. And Tim’s campaign has a really good script to use.


Up for endorsement consideration are two great candidates for La Mesa City Council:

  • Dr. Akilah Weber
  • Dave Myers

As always, our members are encouraged to arrive at 6:30 pm to socialize and enjoy the special all evening Happy Hour menu at Elijah’s Restaurant.


When
Monday Sep 17 – Social Time from 6:30pm, Club business at 7:00pm.

Social Time
Members are encouraged to get together from 6:30pm just before the meeting starts.
Order dinner or a drink to sustain you, and the restaurant!

Where

Elijah’s Restaurant, 7061 Clairemont Mesa Blvd, San Diego, CA 92111 (map).

  • MTS routes 44, 60

Photo credit: Kristen Shanahan (@k_shan7)

Aug 20 – Endorsement Meeting, No On Soccer City, Democratic Party Reorganization, Emerge CAN

At this month’s meeting on Monday, August 20, 7pm we will consider endorsing in the following races:

As announced at our June meeting after the presentation by clubmember Joe LaCava, we will also consider taking a position on “No On Soccer City”. If you want to do more research before your vote a good start would be the website https://noonsoccercity.com/.

Our main speaker for the evening, Steve Rivera, will guide us in understanding how the Democratic Party is structured on the County level, through to the State and National levels.

We also are planning to have representatives from Emerge CA discuss what they do and how to apply. Emerge is a training program for Democratic women who are thinking of running for office. As the deadline for their next yearly class is coming up in mid-September, this is the time to get information and make decisions. Applications are due September 1.

For members who have expressed interest in running for the Central Committee vacancies in the 36th and the 38th State Senate Districts, the elections will take place on August 18th at 2 pm right at the start of the regularly scheduled North Area Caucus endorsement meeting held at 11031 Via Frontera Suite A. San Diego, 92127. Any registered Democrat that lives in the district may run for the position. Candidates will be allowed to speak before the vote takes place. If you have any further questions, please contact Andrea Duran Aydoğan, Operations Coordinator, San Diego County Democratic Party, (858) 277-3367.

We are co-hosting an event for Sunday Gover, our endorsed candidate for the 77th Assembly District, on September 9th with a special discount for members of the Democratic Woman’s Club of only $50, regular guest entry is $100. Donate in Advance at: http://www.votesunday.com/donate. To RSVP, or for more information, email [email protected]

As always, our members are encouraged to arrive at 6:30 pm to socialize and enjoy the special all evening Happy Hour menu at Elijah’s Restaurant.


When
Monday July 16 – Social Time from 6:30pm, Club business at 7:00pm.

Social Time
Members are encouraged to get together from 6:30pm just before the meeting starts.
Order dinner or a drink to sustain you, and the restaurant!

Where

Elijah’s Restaurant, 7061 Clairemont Mesa Blvd, San Diego, CA 92111 (map).

  • MTS routes 44, 60

Sep 9 – Sunday Brunch Fundraiser to Support Sunday Gover for AD77

Please join host Pamela Morgan

For a Sunday Brunch Fundraiser to Support Sunday Gover for AD77

When
Sunday, September 9th, 2:00-4:00pm

Where
5402 Las Palomas, Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067

Requested Contributions:

  • $50 Democratic Woman’s Club members
  • $100 Guest
  • $350 Friend
  • $1,000 Co-Host
  • $2,500 Benefactor
  • $4,400 Team Sunday

Donate in Advance at: http://www.votesunday.com/donate
To RSVP, or for more information, email [email protected]