June Meeting Features City Attorney Mara Elliot and a Discussion of National Security

 



June Meeting

Thursday, June 7, 2018

Pacific Beach Recreation Center

1405 Diamond Street

San Diego, CA 92109

6:00 PM-8:00 PM

The PB Dems monthly meeting for June will be held at the Pacific Beach Recreation Center.

We have planned another hot topic meeting for June. First City Attorney Mara Elliot joins us to share her insights about our local issues. Next, Professor Joel Day and Navy veteran Shawn VanDiver will present on the following: The Democratic Party and National Security: Resisting, Reframing, Rebuilding. You really won’t want to miss these great speakers. There will also be a recap of the June 5th Primary Election results.

Remember that everyone is welcome to attend our monthly meetings. If you are a club member, bring a friend along this month. Coffee and water are always provided along with snacks. Feel free to contribute by bringing your favorite snack to share.


Read more about our speakers:

Mara W. Elliott was elected City Attorney of San Diego in 2016 after serving as the Chief Deputy City Attorney for the Office’s Public Services Section and legal adviser to the City’s Independent Audit Committee and Environment Committee. Mara and the lawyers in her section held polluters accountable, reformed city contracting, cut administrative red tape, and strengthened the city’s Living Wage and Non-Discrimination in Contracting Ordinances.

Dr. Joel Day has over 15 years of global and local public policy experience, and currently is a professor of international relations at the University of San Diego as well as an advisor on hate crimes, extremism, and homeland security issues at the City of San Diego. Day’s work on counterterrorism has appeared in top scholarly journals and he has briefed Congress, DHS, and the Pentagon on national security issues. In Democratic politics, Day has worked on citywide, congressional, and presidential races, and his commentary has appeared in media including Al Jazeera, NPR, Fox, CBS, ABC, and NBC affiliates, the San Diego Union Tribune, the Hill, the Boston Globe, and the Associated Press. Day holds a PhD from the University of Denver, is a Fellow at the Truman National Security Project, and has taught at the University of Massachusetts, the University of Denver, and Colorado State University. He was a  David L. Boren National Security Act Scholar, and a national collegiate debate champion. In 2017, Day was named “40 Under 40 in San Diego” by San Diego Metro Magazine.

Shawn VanDiver is a 12-year Navy Veteran, serves on the board of the Women’s Museum of California, and is a Co-Founder and Director of the Truman National Security Project San Diego Chapter. He also serves on several boards and committees at the local, state, and national levels focusing on human trafficking, national security, and civic engagement. He has published on national security issues in local, national, and international outlets, including the San Diego Union Tribune, USA Today, and The Guardian. Shawn is President of VanDiver Consulting serving clients in the region and around the nation in addition to serving as faculty for San Diego State University. He attended National University and the Naval Postgraduate School, earning degrees and certificates in Domestic Security Management, Homeland Security and Safety Engineering, and Information Systems and Operations.

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PB Dems Endorsements!

The Pacific Beach Democratic Club is proud to announce they they have finalized their list of endorsements for the June 5th, 2018 primary.  In addition to two previously endorsed candidates, the club voted at their monthly meeting held on May 3, 2o18 to formally endorse the following candidates:

Superior Court Judge – Matt Brower
US House of Representatives, CA Congressional District 52 – Scott Peters
California State Assembly, 78th District – Todd Gloria
San Diego County Sheriff – Dave Myers
San Diego County Assessor – Matt Strabone
San Diego County District Attorney – Geneviéve Jones-Wright
San Diego Unified School District Board of Education District B – Kevin Beiser
San Diego Unified School District Board of Education District C – Michael McQuary
Previously endorsed:
San Diego City Council District 2 – Jordan Beane
San Diego County Supervisors District 4 – Omar Passons

The Pacific Beach Democratic Club urges you to talk to your neighbors and friends to urge them to get out and vote. Many of these races will be decided on June 5th so it is so important to make your voice heard by voting.

June 5th Primary Endorsements and Hear Candidates Dave Myers and Sara Jacobs at the May Meeting


May Meeting

Thursday, May 3, 2018

Pacific Beach Recreation Center

1405 Diamond Street

San Diego, CA 92109

6:00 PM-8:00 PM

The PB Dems monthly meeting for May will be held at the Pacific Beach Recreation Center. Come join your fellow Democrats to discuss endorsements for the upcoming June 5th Primary Election. We will also hear from candidates Dave Myers, who is running for San Diego County Sheriff and Sara Jacobs, who is running as a Democrat in the 49th Congressional District.

Remember that everyone is welcome to attend our monthly meetings. If you are a club member, please also feel free to bring a snack to share for our snack table.


More about our speakers

Sara Jacobs

Sara Jacobs is running for Congress in the 49th district to bring a new approach to government and to close the opportunity gaps that exist in Southern California and across our nation.  Born and raised in the district, she is a product of Del Mar public schools and a proud graduate of Torrey Pines High School.  She holds a B.A. in Political Science and International Relations and a Masters of International Affairs, both from Columbia University.

Professionally, Sara has served in policy positions at the U.S. State Department under the Obama Administration, UNICEF, and the United Nations.  She also served as a foreign policy advisor to Secretary Hillary Clinton during her 2016 campaign for president, and most recently served as the CEO of an international education non-profit.  Sara has dedicated her career to fighting for a fairer, more equitable world and finding innovative solutions to some of the most complex problems facing the most vulnerable people – at home and around the world.

Sara has been endorsed by EMILY’s List, Congressman Juan Vargas, Congresswoman Susan Davis, Congresswoman Lois Frankel, San Diego City Attorney Mara W. Elliott, and Imperial Beach Mayor Pro Tem Mark West.


Dave Myers

Dave Myers was born and raised in San Diego County. He has been in law enforcement for 35 years and has worked for the County for 33 years. Dave currently serves at the rank of Commander at the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department.  He’s the only candidate to serve as a deputy, sergeant, lieutenant, captain, or commander.

I’ve been with the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department for 33 years and I believe that we’re in a state of stagnation due to a reactive and outdated policing culture. We are not keeping up with emerging strategies to combat increasingly sophisticated criminals, nor building the community partnerships that keep our communities and our deputies safe. In his own words, Dave says,

“I’ve been with the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department for 33 years and I believe that we’re in a state of stagnation due to a reactive and outdated policing culture. We are not keeping up with emerging strategies to combat increasingly sophisticated criminals, nor building the community partnerships that keep our communities and our deputies safe.

I am running for Sheriff because I believe we can turn things around.”

(https://www.davemyersforsheriff.com/meet-dave-myers/ April 30, 2018)

Omar Passons Fundraiser April 29

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As you know, our PB Democratic Club has endorsed Omar Passons in the District 4 Board of Supervisors race. One important way that you can continue to support Omar is by attending a fundraiser for him that will be hosted by Club members Wendy Gelernter and Larry Stowell on April 29 at their home in Pacific Beach.
The details for RSVP’ing and/or for donating are printed below. We hope to see you there!

 
Please RSVP by clicking here
Fundraiser for Omar Passons
Sunday, April 29, 4pm
Wendy Gelernter and Larry Stowell’s home
1267 Diamond St, San Diego, 92109 
Light snacks and beverages will be served
 
You can also contribute at: http://bit.ly/Wendy4OmarSD
Don’t forget to RSVP!

Get Out The Vote

Volunteer now to Get Out The Vote by emailing: [email protected]

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April’s General Membership Meeting has us energized and ready to work to Build the Blue Wave to victory in this year’s elections! Our first opportunity for wins will be to help get out the vote for the June 5th Primary Election when candidates could WIN significant local offices by gaining over 50% of the votes. We must persevere to ensure that our upcoming November 6th General Election also results in Democratic wins!

The most important thing you can do to stop the Trump-Republican Agenda is to volunteer to walk your neighborhood. Contact your voting neighbors, urge them to submit their mail-in ballot or go to the polls on June 5th and let them know what Democrats stand for: Supporting Working Families with Living Wage Jobs, Affordable Housing, effective Education for our children and by Protecting Medicare, Social Security and Healthcare. 

Rest assured, Republican special interests will be willing to spend as much money as they deem necessary so they can say their policies are resonating with California Voters. As Democrats, we don’t have unlimited funds to get our message out, but what we do have is The Truth and Facts and The Numbers with more voters registered as Democrats in our county.

Volunteer now to Get Out The Vote by emailing: [email protected]