(PB Rec Center is at the corner of Diamond and Gresham. Look for our PB Dem Club banner. Leave time to park and walk to the recreation center.)
Join us for an all-important Get Out the Vote training in September!And we’re excited to have Assemblymember Todd Gloria as a featured speaker. We think it’ll be the most important club meeting of the year!
GO Team Training, San Diego County Democratic Party
Todd Gloria, Assemblymember Representing the 78th California Assembly District
Go Team Training – GO Team canvassing on behalf of the SD County Democratic Party with door hangers or by phone is the single most significant action all of us can take to positively impact the upcoming November 6th Election!
The SD County Democratic Party volunteer trainer will provide a free, quick, and intense GO Team training to attendees. Light snacks and beverages provided.
Our national, statewide, and local candidates need our help to get people to vote on November 6th. The 8% to 14% increase in voter turnout that results from even minimal GO Team contact in our precincts could swing the election for multiple close races and initiatives. Your canvassing will take much less time than you think… join us to find out how easy it is to reach out to voters and make a difference.
Show your dedication! Channel your anger and determination!
Help us to help America restore democratic values!
*PLEASE NOTE – Yard signs for several local candidates will be available for pick up at this meeting.*
Assemblymember Todd Gloria – In December 2016, Todd Gloria was sworn in as the California State Assemblymember for the 78th Assembly District making him only the second person of Filipino heritage ever elected to the California State Assembly and the Legislature’s only enrolled tribal member. In the Assembly, Todd has continued his advocacy for increased infrastructure investment and pragmatic and innovative solutions to housing and homelessness. To date, Todd has been able to successfully author, pass, and receive the Governor’s signature on 13 pieces of legislation dealing with important issues such as election reform, housing solutions, and cutting government red tape for small businesses. Todd is currently the Assembly’s Majority Whip.
A native San Diegan, Todd’s lifelong career in public service was inspired by a lesson his parents – a hotel maid and a gardener – taught him at a young age: if you truly care about something, then you should leave it better than you found it. That lesson continues to motivate Todd to improve the San Diego region and the State of California every single day.
Todd is a graduate of the University of San Diego and an enrolled member of the Tlingit Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska. He lives in the neighborhood of Mission Hills.
A CALL TO ACTION:
Please join Congressman Scott Peters for a Get Out the Vote Event September 9th!
Please come and join fellow activists, Indivisible, Progressive groups, and Democratic clubs in phone banking and canvassing for Congressman Peters. Meet fellow Democrats, Progressives, and Congressman Peters and help work to ensure the #BlueWave! Food and drinks will be provided throughout the day and dinner will be served during the evening phone bank with Congressman Peters!
When: Sunday, September 9th. Canvassing from 11am – 4pm and Phone Banking from 4 pm – 8pm.
Where: Peters Campaign Headquarters; location provided upon RSVP
There are several other ways to get involved locally! We have a few suggestions:
Canvassing for Dr. Jen Campbell – August 25th
Hosted by San Diego Indivisible
Please come out & join Indivisible to help canvass and get out the vote for Dr. Jen, running for City Council District 2 to replace Lorie Zapf. 11am-2pm.
Event Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/398263087244362/?ti=icl
Walk with Nathan Fletcher and Dr. Jen – August 26th
Hosted by Dr. Jen for City Council & Nathan Fletcher for County Board of Supervisors
Join local Democratic activists knocking doors throughout San Diego as we support two candidates who will fight back against Trump’s hateful agenda. 1pm-3pm.
Event Link: https://drjen2018.com/event/walk-with-nathan-fletcher-and-dr-jen/
Rise for Climate March – September 8th
Join SanDiego350 and partners for the next big climate mobilization! Thousands of San Diegans will stand with climate advocates worldwide for this global day of action ahead of the Global Climate Action Summit in San Francisco. 10am-2pm, Civic Center Plaza.
Event Link: https://rise4climate.org/
A big thank you for attending PBDC’s annual summer picnic!
We had a blast, and we hope you did, too.
JOIN THE PBDC – RENEW YOUR MEMBERSHIP!
Your membership with the club makes sure that you are directly linked to all of the exciting, important, and critical work your fellow members and sister organizations are doing at the local, county, state and national level to promote Democratic values and principles. Join or Renew your membership today. Email us if you have any questions.
You won’t want to miss this month’s meeting featuring our very own San Diego City Attorney, Mara Elliot. Listen to Mara talk about local issues and hear her answer your questions.
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.
Additionally, we will have a panel of speakers who will discuss energy alternatives and initiatives. The panel includes:
Neil Gerber, Project Developer with Sullivan Solar Power. Neil will cover some solar basics, time of use rates, and battery storage.
Mark Hughes, Climate Action Campaign. Mark will talk about local energy initiatives that CAC is involved with included community choice energy
Dan King, Assistant City Manager for Solana Beach. Solana Beach is the first city in San Diego county to switch to community choice energy. Dan will speak about the city’s decision to adopt CCE and their experience thus far.
Paul Cleary, Executive Director for GRID Alternatives San Diego. GRID Alternatives San Diego bridges the solar divide, bringing solar energy to low-income families who couldn’t otherwise afford it while training the green workforce of tomorrow. Paul will talk about what GRID Alternatives is currently doing in the SD community.
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.
Also, don’t forget to join us at Stone Brewery (2816 Historic Decatur Road) on Friday, July 27th for “Drinks with Donkeys”. This friendly get together of like-minded people is open to all and just a great way to unwind after a busy week. We will be there from 6-9 pm.
The Pacific Beach Democratic Club is proud to announce the endorsements of Jennifer H. Campbell,MD, who is running for San Diego City Council District 2 and Nathan Fletcher, candidate for District 4 County Supervisors in the November 6, 2018 General Election. Following the results of the June Primary, the PB Democratic Club voted at their monthly meeting held July 12, 2018 to endorse these two candidates.
Click here for a list of all candidates endorsed by the Pacific Beach Democratic Club:
Hello all! Please mark your calendars for our general membership meeting in July. This meeting will be a post-primaries candidate endorsement meeting.
Dr. Jen Campbell, Democratic Candidate for San Diego City Council, District 2
Surrogate for Nathan Fletcher, Democratic Candidate for San Diego County Board of Supervisors, District 4
Dr. Jen Campbell – PBDC is excited to welcome back Dr. Jen Campbell. Dr. Jen was one of the top two candidates in the primary election for City Council District 2, and will move on to face Councilwoman Lori Zapf in the midterm election in November. Dr. Jen is a family physician, professor, businesswoman, and grandmother of nine. Her lifelong activity in the Democratic Party has included positions on the local, state, and national levels. Some of her other community service, here in San Diego, includes teaching Integrative Medicine, serving on the Board and as Interim Executive Director of the Human Dignity Foundation, and as a Director of the Clairemont Town Council.
Nathan Fletcher – A surrogate will be speaking on behalf of Nathan Fletcher and his campaign. Nathan Fletcher was the top vote winner in the primary election for County Board District 4, and will move on to face former District Attorney, Bonnie Dumanis, in the midterm election in November. Nathan is a former two-term state assemblyman for the 75th District, and a former San Diego mayoral candidate. He is currently a political science professor at UCSD. Fletcher served in the Marine Corps as a Counterintelligence Specialist and did two combat tours. Fletcher founded the Three Wise Men Foundation to help eliminate the stigma surrounding Post-Traumatic Stress and launched the Honorably Discharged, Dishonorably Deported campaign to shine a light on the injustice of deported veterans.
A CALL TO ACTION:
With all that’s going on, there are many ways for you to get involved, both on the local and national levels. Here are PBDC’s calls to action for this week:
1) SCOTUS: Justice Kennedy announced his retirement from the Supreme Court this week. Trump and the GOP majority Senate are aiming to confirm a new conservative Justice to the Supreme Court by the fall. Call the senators listed below and ask them not to hold nomination hearings until after the midterm elections. Also call our Senators, Feinstein and Harris, to express support for this position. The Congressional Switchboard number is (202) 224-3121 and their D.C. office numbers are listed below.
Senator Susan Collins of Maine – D.C. Office: (202) 224-2523
Senator Lisa Murkowski of Alaska – D.C. Office: (202) 224-6665
Senator Flake of Arizona – D.C. Office: (202) 224-4521
Senator Gardner of Colorado – D.C. Office: (202) 224-5941
Senator McCain of Arizona – D.C. Office: (202) 224-2235
Senator Ernst of Iowa – D.C. Office: (202) 224-3254
2) There are voter registration and Get Out the Vote (GOTV) efforts available for you to take part in, and PBDC plans to host fundraisers, phone banks, and precinct walks as the election gets closer. If you’re interested in getting involved, please email us at [email protected].
To volunteer with the SD County Democratic party, please see https://sdcdp.ngpvanhost.com/action-center-things-you-can-do-today. You can also visit the websites of Democratic candidates to volunteer for their campaigns.
Drinks with Donkeys Friday, July 27th @ Location TBD
It’s back! Please join us for some drinks and some fun with your fellow Democrats! PBDC will be hosting this event at a location TBD. We’ll have more details at the July meeting and send out a reminder as it gets closer.
PBDC Annual Summer Picnic Sunday, August 12th, 1 p.m. @ Kate Sessions Park
Come on out to our annual summer picnic! The PBDC executive board will be providing burgers and drinks, but it’ll be a side dish potluck, so please let us know what you’re going to bring. Also, bring along your lawn chairs if you want to sit down and relax.
Message from the President:
With the Primary Election behind us, it’s time to take a breath, reflect on the work that we’ve done, and prepare ourselves for the hard work that will be required to generate the Blue Wave that will set our country back on a path to compassion and sensibility.
At June’s General Membership Meeting, Dr. Joel Day spoke with our club about the direction of the Democratic Party. He described a vision of the Democratic Party being a force for good in the world. He gave a vision of a party that accomplishes big things. A party that wants to invest in America so that we can solve our crisis of confidence.
His discussion helped me recognize that Democrats need to be able to communicate our ideals as quickly and effectively as Republicans.
Democrats want to be a force for good in the world because we understand that empathy and compassion are more powerful than greed and cruelty.
Democrats want to accomplish big things, like solving Energy Independence, because it will make us safer from environmental catastrophe and from our dependence on foreign nations.
Democrats want to restore confidence in our American Government because government can be a powerful force for good in the world.
I am asking you to really think about why you talk to your friends and neighbors; why you knock on doors. Think about the reasons you will continue to make calls, attend rallies, and register new voters. Ask yourself why we stand in solidarity with our Immigrant and Muslim communities. Then take the core of those reasons and edit them down so they can be easily communicated in a few sentences.
The news has been particularly nasty these past few weeks. The stories of cruelty and corruption weigh heavily on me and my family, as I’m sure it does you and yours, but now is not the time to slink back. It’s not the time to get nasty and lash out. It’s not time to complain; it is time to offer another path forward for America. It will not be easy, and nothing will be given, but…
Now is the time to offer our vision to restore our country to its rightful place as a force for good.
Stop Donald Trump from Appointing his second Supreme Court Justice
The Pacific Beach Democratic Club urges you to contact your representatives in Washington to support the Democrats efforts to slow down the appointment of a Supreme Court Justice to replace the retiring Anthony Kennedy.
Senator Dianne Feinstein and other Democrat leaders want the Senate to apply the “McConnell Standard”, which Mitch McConnell used to block Obama’s nomination of Merrick Garland, citing the need to wait for the people to “weigh in” with their votes in the 2016 election.
4 months away from an election, there should be no consideration of a Supreme Court nominee until the American people have a say. Leader McConnell set that standard when he denied Judge Garland a hearing for nearly a year, and the Senate should follow the McConnell Standard now.
In 2016, the Republican controlled Senate stalled Barack Obama’s nominee for the Supreme Court for nearly 300 days saying the American People should have a choice. Now, with 130 Days until our election, let’s tell our US Senators to follow the precedent they set and delay confirmation of any nominee until the People’s voices can be heard.