Jul 17 – Homelessness with San Diego City Councilmember Chris Ward

We’re pleased to welcome back to the club San Diego City Councilmember for District 3, Chris Ward, who will join us for a discussion on homelessness.

Chris is chair of the recently formed Select Committee on Homelessness. He’s also vice chairman of the Regional Task Force on the Homeless. Chris’ district includes downtown, Hillcrest and North Park with large homeless populations.

Come at 6:30pm, for socializing and snacking.

See you on Monday night!

Questions?
Call or email (619) 900-4751  [email protected]

Photo credit: Matthew Bowler/KPBS


When
Monday July 17 – Social Time from 6:30pm, Meeting starts at 7pm

Social Time
Members are encouraged to get together from 6:30pm before the meeting starts.
Please bring whatever light drinks/snacks that you’d like to share.

Where
We meet at the Partnership for the Advancement of New Americans – PANA
4089 Fairmount Ave, San Diego, CA 92105 (map)

The building is on the south-east corner of Polk and Fairmount, just north of University. Parking is also available at the adjoining Southern Sudanese and East African Community Centers on Fairmount Ave. Bus routes 7 and 13.

Jun 19 – Democratic Woman’s Club June Meeting

Come join us for an evening of stimulating conversation. We will discuss our experiences from the State Convention and what’s happening in the Chair’s election challenge.

Doug Applegate is scheduled to visit with us for a frank, open discussion of his challenges. There are some negative rumors floating around about him. Let’s bring them all out into the open and discuss.

Club member Rena Marroco will lead discussion around her recent UT article: Sex a factor in city policy changes? which outlines an apparent male power play, resulting in women elected officials being required to get approval from their male counterparts in order to place items on their City Council agendas. This ploy leaves National City council members Mona Rios and Alejandra Sotelo-Solis at the mercy of their male colleagues.

Come at 6:30pm, for socializing and snacking.

See you on Monday night!

Questions?
Call or email (619) 900-4751  [email protected]

 


When
Monday June 19 – Social Time from 6:30pm, Meeting starts at 7pm

Social Time
Members are encouraged to get together from 6:30pm before the meeting starts.
Please bring whatever light drinks/snacks that you’d like to share.

Where
We meet at the Partnership for the Advancement of New Americans – PANA
4089 Fairmount Ave, San Diego, CA 92105 (map)

The building is on the south-east corner of Polk and Fairmount, just north of University. Parking is also available at the adjoining Southern Sudanese and East African Community Centers on Fairmount Ave. Bus routes 7 and 13.

May 15 – Healthcare for All with Ava Torre-Bueno & Candidate Mike Levin

The topic of our monthly meeting is a thorough discussion of SB 562, the Atkins/Lara bill – Healthcare for All.

Standing Up for Women has arranged for Ava Torre-Bueno, LCSW, a social worker and psychotherapist in private practice, and deeply involved with www.healthcareforall.org (a statewide, grassroots group working exclusively on universal healthcare for all Californians), to be our main speaker.

SB 562, the Healthy California Act, is moving quickly through the State Legislature. Learn what this can mean for all Californians and how you can advocate for this bill. This club has been considering endorsement of this bill, so it is important to understand it.

Democrat Mike Levin will also be a featured speaker at this meeting. Earlier this year, Colonel Doug Applegate spoke to our group about his candidacy to unseat Rep. Darrell Issa in the 49th Congressional District. Environment attorney Levin is also challenging Darrell Issa. Our goal as a club is to make sure that you, as a member of a countywide club, have multiple opportunities to get to know all candidates and speak to them directly.

Come join us and add your energy, passion and ideas to the group!


Learn more about our new partners:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/standingup4women/

Please tag yourselves and share!
#action #meeting #dwcsd


When
Monday May 15 – Social Time from 6:30pm, Meeting starts at 7pm

Social Time
Members are encouraged to get together from 6:30pm before the meeting starts.
Please bring whatever light drinks/snacks that you’d like to share.

Where
We meet at the Partnership for the Advancement of New Americans – PANA
4089 Fairmount Ave, San Diego, CA 92105 (map)

The building is on the south-east corner of Polk and Fairmount, just north of University. Parking is also available at the adjoining Southern Sudanese and East African Community Centers on Fairmount Ave. Bus routes 7 and 13.

Questions?
Call or email (619) 900-4751  [email protected]

Apr 17 – Women in the Workplace – the Gender Pay Gap

We are pleased to announce the Democratic Woman’s Club of San Diego County and Standing Up For Women have teamed up for this month’s meeting. Both our groups seek to advocate and educate the public on issues unique to women, and both groups seek action, influence and impact on our communities at the local, state and Federal level. We hope you join us!

The Democratic Woman’s Club of San Diego County has a small starting membership; however, all current SUFW members are invited to attend the meeting at no charge. We hope you join the club, because if we can mobilize our groups toward a common goal, we’ll have a greater impact. But please feel free to dip your toes in, get your feet wet and feel out this trial collaboration. Have an open mind, because I feel we can be one of the largest influential women’s group in San Diego County.

  • 6:30pm-7:00pm (30 min) – Socializing
  • 7:00pm-7:15pm (10 min) – Elected officials who are present will be given 2 minutes each to introduce themselves, including Toni Atkins’ representative, Doug Case
  • 7:15pm-7:45pm (30 min) – SUFW Education Series and Q&A
  • 7:45pm-8:15pm (30 min) – Announcements, updates, resolutions – from Club members and SUFW members. We’ll be considering resolutions (noticed previously in March) to support legislation recently introduced by Asssemblymember Lorena Gonzalez Fletcher who spoke to the club recently. AB 568, AB 569, & AB 570 will strengthen legal protections for women in the workplace, you can read more about the bills here.
  • 8:15pm-8:30pm (15 min) – SUFW committee announcement/organizing/sign-ups

Learn more about our new partners:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/standingup4women/

Please tag yourselves and share!
#action #meeting #dwcsd


When
Monday April 17 – Social Time from 6:30pm, Meeting starts at 7pm

Social Time
Members are encouraged to get together from 6:30pm before the meeting starts.
Please bring whatever light drinks/snacks that you’d like to share.

Where
We meet at the Partnership for the Advancement of New Americans – PANA
4089 Fairmount Ave, San Diego, CA 92105 (map)

The building is on the south-east corner of Polk and Fairmount, just north of University. Parking is also available at the adjoining Southern Sudanese and East African Community Centers on Fairmount Ave. Bus routes 7 and 13.

Questions?
Call or email (619) 900-4751  [email protected]

Mar 20 – Candidate for the 49th Congressional District – Col Doug Applegate

“Control of the House in 2018 will be decided by a handful of Swing Districts, places where the last election was decided by a thin margin. In 2016, we lost the 49th by a slim margin of just 1,621 votes with over 310,000 cast.” – Doug Applegate’s website

On Monday March 20 at 7pm, meet Doug and discuss how we can work together to defeat Darrel Issa and take back the Hill.

I believe Congress is a function of the people, by the people, and for the people. For too long, we have sent politicians to Washington D.C. who play into the corruption of special interests over the needs of Americans and the nation. We need problem solvers in our government. We need new, positive leadership committed to integrity, accountability and transparency in a Congress that is willing to take big-money’s influence out of our Government. 

As your elected delegate to the U.S. House of Representatives, I will reject political brinkmanship and focus on bipartisan measures that advance our economy bringing jobs back to the United States, help our troops and veterans, preserve our environment including our coastal habitats, and protect our values as American people.

Learn more about Doug Applegate’s take on the issues and Volunteer.


We’ll also be considering endorsing Kimberly Ellis for Chair of the California Democratic Party. Kimberly visited the club in December last year.

As the very first African American Executive Director in Emerge America’s national network, Kimberly Ellis has worked tirelessly to support, train, and inspire Democratic women to step in to political power here in California.

Kimberly has worked in private industry, state government and the non-profit sector, developing leaders and successful organizations. In 2009, she was appointed by the Mayor to serve as a Commissioner for the Community Development Commission in the City of Richmond.

As Recording Secretary, Kimberly has brought expertise and experience to the African American Caucus and Democratic Party as a whole. Our state and nation are at a critical point in history. We have an opportunity to reshape the narrative around important issues facing the Black community. As a woman and a mother of two, Kimberly cares deeply about the future of our party, and is ready to help lead it.

At Emerge, the ultimate goal is to increase the number of Democratic women in public office. Kimberly Ellis has decided to lead by example, and is running to be the next Chair of the California Democratic Party.


We’ll be considering resolutions to support legislation recently introduced by Asssemblymember Lorena Gonzalez Fletcher who spoke to the club last month.

AB 568, AB 569, & AB 570 will strengthen legal protections for women in the workplace, you can read more about the bills here.


The club will also consider asking for the resignation of Otay Water District member Hector Gastelum after his recent discriminatory remarks – more details here.


When
Monday March 20 – Social Time from 6:30pm, Meeting starts at 7pm

Social Time
Members are encouraged to get together from 6:30pm before the meeting starts.
Please bring whatever light drinks/snacks that you’d like to share.

Where
We meet at the Partnership for the Advancement of New Americans – PANA
4089 Fairmount Ave, San Diego, CA 92105 (map)

The building is on the south-east corner of Polk and Fairmount, just north of University. Parking is also available at the adjoining Southern Sudanese and East African Community Centers on Fairmount Ave. Bus routes 7 and 13.

Questions?
Call or email (619) 900-4751  [email protected]