Jun 23 – Families Belong Together

Families Belong Together​ opposes the cruel, inhumane and unjustified separation of children from their parents along the U.S. border with Mexico and at other ports of entry into the U.S. We protest the conditions in which these children are kept. We protest the irreversible trauma that has already been perpetrated on these children and their parents for the crime of seeking a better life.

To separate immigrant families, victims of violence, hunger and poverty, is to re-violate them. Children as young as 18 months are torn from their mother’s arms by the U.S. government. This is violent abuse. These families are victimized again by the government to which they turn for help. Families Belong Together opposes the inhumane policies of the Trump Administration, Border Patrol, and I.C.E. and calls for immediate reform.

Familias Unidas, No Divididas ​rechaza la separación cruel, inhumana e injustificada de niños de sus padres a lo largo de la frontera de los Estados Unidos con México y en otros puertos de entrada a los EE. UU. Protestamos por las condiciones en las que se mantienen a estos niños. Protestamos contra el trauma irreversible que ya se ha perpetrado contra estos niños y sus padres por el delito de buscar una vida mejor.

Separar a las familias inmigrantes, familias víctima de la violencia, el hambre y la pobreza es volver a violentarlas. El gobierno de los Estados Unidos separa a niños de tan solo 18 meses de los brazos de sus madres. Esto es abuso. Estas familias son nuevamente victimizadas por el gobierno al que acuden en busca de ayuda. Familias Unidas, No Divididas se opone a las políticas inhumanas de la administración de Donald Trump, Protección Fronteriza y I.C.E. y pide una reforma inmediata.

Plan to come and voice your support for families and against the immoral actions of this Administration.

Featured speakers include our VP External, Ramla Sahid, Executive Director of the Partnership for the Advancement of New Americans, as well as Norma Chavez Peterson of the ACLU of San Diego and Imperial Counties and Katia Hansen of UURISE.

Civic Center, 200 C St, San Diego, California 92101

Saturday, June 23 at 10 AM – 12 PM

RSVP on Facebook here

Jun 21 – Robert’s Rules Every Woman’s Club Member Should Know – Doug Case

The Democratic Woman’s Club meets monthly to discuss and determine common action. Following Edmund Burke’s description from 1774 we are a deliberative assembly. In our bylaws we define our Parliamentary Authority as “the most widely used reference for meeting procedure and business rules in the English-speaking world” – Robert’s Rules of Order.

Understanding Robert’s Rules will help you at our own regular club meetings but more importantly when you visit other organizations and want to make your voice heard, and later when you are appointed or elected to commissions and boards in San Diego County!

We are fortunate to have Doug Case guide us through this world of motions, debates, and voting.

Doug Case is Political Affairs Director for Senator Toni Atkins. He worked in the Division of Student Affairs at San Diego State University for 37 years, is a dedicated volunteer and has served on both the College Area Community Council and the College Area Community Planning Board. Doug has also held numerous board positions with the San Diego Democrats for Equality, the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation/San Diego, Campus Pride, and the American Civil Liberties Union of San Diego and Imperial Counties.

Doug would also like to remind us to support Pro Tem Atkins’ Socks Drive for Stand Down for homeless veterans. You can bring socks to the meeting, as well as locations around San Diego. More details here.

Monday June 18 – 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!


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

  • MTS routes 44, 60

Bring Socks for Stand Down 2018 to Our June 18 Meeting


Hundreds of our homeless veterans will attend the Veterans Village of San Diego’s 31st Annual Stand Down, June 29-July 1, and there needs to be enough new socks (and underwear) to go around.


There are many ways to donate:

  • Bring your donation(s) to the Democratic Woman’s Club meeting on June 18, where Doug Case our featured speaker, and Political Affairs Director for Toni Atkins, will collect them
  • Leave your donation(s) at one of the drop-off locations listed on the back
  • Bring a new pair of socks to your next community meeting in the 39th Senate District. Drop off your donation(s) at our office – 1350 Front Street, Room 4061, San Diego 92101
Contact info: 619-645-3133 | [email protected]

Notes from May 21 Meeting – Learn How to be a Better Phone Banker, Social Media Pusher and GO Teamer

Democratic Woman’s Club of San Diego County May 21, 2018 Regular Monthly Meeting, Elijah’s Restaurant

President Susan Peinado opened the meeting at 7:08pm.

Guests and Candidates

  • Doug Case – representing State Senator Toni Atkins
  • Cathie Hyatt – representing Ammar Campa Najjar, candidate for CA Congressional Dist. 50
  • Dominic Nguyen – representing Dave Myers, candidate for Sheriff
  • Lynn Powell-Macklin – representing Dave Myers, candidate for Sheriff
  • Matt Brower – candidate for Superior Court Judge

President’s Report

  • Full Voter Participation petition DWC earnings reported as $1226.00
  • DWC members Anne Hoiberg and Georgette Gomez received Moxie Awards last night as well as MaryAnne Pintaur
  • Continued support of VoteJune5.org discussed and encouraged
  • Fundraiser for Genevieve Jones-Wright, April 20, DWC reps sponsoring/attending went well and was appreciated
  • RBG Viewing Party with Indivisible went well. All tickets sold
  • Update on Resolution in support of the MLKJr Dem Club
  • Discussion of needed DWC committees/working groups (marketing, social events, political action)
  • Resolution draft on Dissent Management and Unity Initiative for SD Democratic Party – Kelly King (handout)
  • Cultural Diversity Workshop being planned for July 7, 2018

Treasurer’s Report

  • Rosamond Blevins, details of cash on hand


  • Be a Better Phone Banker (Speak Your Passion!) – Kelly King (handout)
  • Free the Vote – Cathie Hyatt, Oren Robinson
  • Social Media Training – Panel
  • Oren Robinson – Facebook, Dem Clubs Endorsements resource
  • Becca Miller – Twitter (handout)
  • Jodie Lorea – Rapid Resist texting campaign w/Hustle
  • John Loughlin – Go Team, MiniVan canvassing app, Slack

Call for old and/new business
Announcements from the floor

  • Election result watch event TBD.

Next regular meeting is 7pm, Monday, June 18, at Elijah’s Restaurant.

Photo Credit: John Loughlin. Moxielicous evening with @MOXIETheatreCo and their awardees including @GGomezD9 Anne Hoiberg, Ellen Montanari and @mapintar

Elderly Activists March On, Speak Out Ahead Of Election

They marched as young activists many decades ago. Now in their 80s and 90s, some San Diego County women aren’t letting their canes and walkers slow them down. KPBS reporter Susan Murphy first met up with the women last year as President Trump took office. She recently revisited their retirement home, where they continuing to march on and speak out.

From KPBS.

Photo Credit: Connie Kelley. Women march down the halls at Seacrest Village retirement community in Encinitas, in solidarity with the national women’s marches, January 21, 2017.

May 21 – Learn How to be a Better Phone Banker, Social Media Pusher and GO Teamer

The election is upon us and it’s all hands on deck to contact voters to extoll the virtues of our endorsed candidates.

Come and learn how, with just a few tricks and techniques, you can improve your success rate with phone banking and at the same time enjoy doing it! Clubmember Kelly King will provide insights into what works and what doesn’t and how to tell.

We’ll also learn from campaign pros on how re-tweeting, Sharing, Liking and engaging the community by posting comments can extend the reach of candidates’ messages.

2018 is the year that GO Team expanded the use of MiniVAN (after great success in the 49th) to provide a paperless, easy way to walk precincts and upload data straight to the back room analysts.

We hope you’ll enjoy some hands on sessions geared to winning on June 5th.

Monday May 21 – 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!


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

  • MTS routes 44, 60