Aug 26 – Annual Summer Potluck with BBQ – Support Western Service Workers Association Back-to-School Drive 2018

It’s summertime – which means this month’s ‘Meeting’ is a social affair with our Annual Summer Potluck and fundraising for the Western Service Workers Association and their Back-to-School Drive.

Sunday August 26, 2018 –  4:00-6:00PM 

Please invite your friends and potential members to attend and meet fellow Democrats and elected officials, in a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere.

Please bring school supplies, hand held calculators and backpacks or a generous check for the Western Service Workers Association Back-to-School Drive. If you cannot attend but wish to make a donation send a check to the Western Service Workers Association c/o of Point Loma Democratic Club, PO Box 7802, San Diego, CA 92167.

The Club will furnish hamburgers, hot dogs, and soft drinks, plus two drink tickets per person for beer and wine.

  • David Alvarez, SD City Council District 8
  • Brandon MacDonald, Western Service Workers Association
  • Other speakers to be announced








 


Pay online and save time on the day!

Or pay at the door with cash, credit/debit card, or check (made payable to Point Loma Democratic Club).


membersMembers
$10.00 per person – please bring a dish to share

Non-members
$20.00 per person – please bring a dish to share

bothJoin the Party!
$30.00 gets you entry and club membership for the rest of the year!
– please bring a dish to share


When
Sunday August 26, 2018 – 4:00-6:00PM
Check in begins at 3:30 pm
Guest speakers starting at 4:50 pm (see above)

Where
Address details supplied when you pay online, RSVP by email, send us some details below or call us (619) 800 5098:


 


For additional info, please call (619) 800-5098

If you’re a clubmember and you’d like to volunteer to help out at the event, please email us or enter your details here:


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Jul 29 – What Should Become of San Diego Stadium?

Reminder: We’re meeting on the last Sunday this month, as the Point Loma Playhouse is presenting Wally’s Cafe at the Point Loma Assembly on July 22, 2pm. If you hurry you can get still get tickets for Friday July 20, or Saturday July 21, at 8pm for this feel good play.


This month we’re excited to feature a great panel of speakers on the upcoming ballot initiatives focused on the site of the current San Diego County Credit Union Stadium – AKA Qualcomm Stadium, Jack Murphy Stadium and originally San Diego Stadium.

Whatever the outcome this November there will be a major change to Mission Valley, and San Diego.

Panelists

  • Natalie Kessler, Southwest Strategies LLC, SDSU West
  • Haley Peterson, Intesa, SDSU Mission Valley
  • Joe LaCava, No on Soccer City

Each of our panelists will give a 10 minute presentation, followed by 5 minutes for questions on their segment. After all the presenters have been heard, there will be an additional 15 minutes for general questions from our members.

We hereby notice that at our July 29, 2018 meeting we will consider taking a position on the ballot initiatives involving the Stadium.


We also hereby notice that at our July 29, 2018 meeting we will consider an endorsement for San Diego City Council District 2, where clubmember Jen Campbell is in the runoff against incumbent Lori Zapf. Our endorsed candidate Jordan Beane has already endorsed Jen for this strategically critical race.


July 29, 2018
4:00PM – 5:30PM

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For additional info call (619) 800-5098
Directions and parking information


Social Time
Members are encouraged to get together from 3:30PM before the meeting starts, please bring whatever light drinks/snacks that you’d like to share.

After the meeting ends we suggest adjourning to the Point Break Cafe at 2743 Shelter Island Dr to continue our progressive conversation. Happy Hour is until 6:30pm.

Notes from April Meeting – San Diego City Council D6 & San Diego Superior Court Endorsement Meeting

Merrin Muxlow, VP called the meeting to order at 4:15 PM.

The floor was opened to elected officials, representatives of elected officials, former elected officials, candidates, and speakers on propositions for two-minute speeches.

  • Doug Case – Political Affairs Director for State Senator, President Pro Tem Toni Atkins spoke about the legislation the senator had introduced in the current session
  • Jordan Beane – our endorsed candidate for San Diego City Council District 2, gave an update on his campaign and brought yard signs for distribution
  • Ruth Rollins – Spoke for Dr. Jen Campbell, candidate for San Diego City Council District 2, and invited everyone to a Meet and Greet to be held at her home next Sunday

Endorsement Forum



San Diego City Council District 6
Endorsement Committee Chair Dev Zaveri-Tabb presided. The following candidates were up for Club endorsement:

  1.  Tommy Hough – In attendance
  2. Fayaz Nawabi – Could not attend for health reasons, Oren Robinson spoke on his behalf
  3. Matt Valenti – Did not attend, though was expected to

After Tommy and Oren made opening statements, Dev conducted a Q & A using questions submitted by Club members. After closing statements were made, the candidate, paid and volunteer campaign staff, and family members were asked to leave the room and the floor was opened for discussion. Voting took place by ballot and Tommy Hough won the Club’s endorsement on the first round.

Superior Court
Dev said it was the first time the Club would be voting on an endorsement in a judicial race.

  1. Matt Brower – In attendance
  2. Tim Nader – Did not attend; no representative came forward to speak

After Brower gave an opening statement, Dev conducted a Q & A using questions submitted by Club members. The candidate, paid and volunteer campaign staff, and family members were asked to leave the room and the floor was opened for discussion. Ruth Rollins made a motion that the Club endorses Matt Brower by acclamation (by a voice vote of “Oorah!” in recognition of Brower being a Judge Advocate in the Marine Corps Reserve), it was seconded, and the motion carried.

Announcements

  • Susan Peinado said that early voting would begin May 7, the voter registration deadline was May 21, and Election Day was June 5, and stressed the importance of voter turnout since the countywide elections would most likely be decided then. She also urged everyone to sign a petition calling for future countywide races to go into November.
  • Susan announced that the Club had donated $499 to the PAC “Vote June 5” in support of Dave Myers for Sheriff, Matt Strabone for County Clerk Assessor, and Geneviéve Jones- Wright for DA.
  • Dev Zaveri-Tabb urged members to sign a petition calling for an initiative that “Establishes New Standards for Confinement of Certain Farm Animals; Bans Sale of Certain Non-Complying Products” to be placed on the ballot.

Club Resports

Vice President – Merrin expanded upon Susan’s announcement about the “Vote June 5”
PAC and urged members to go to their website, http://www.votejune5.org, and sign up to make calls. Treasurer – In Dave’s absence, Merrin reported the April 9 bank balance of and
pointed out that the Club had the money to give to local races.

Unfinished and New Business

  • Susan Peinado moved that the Club donate $501.00 more to the “Vote June 5” PAC, following a brief discussion, the motion passed.
  • Club member Kay O’Bryan asked that the Club consider a change to its bylaws. She suggested that instead of requiring a simple majority vote for candidate endorsements, the Club should raise it to a 60% vote in order to be more representative of the membership. A discussion followed and included these points:
    • Most clubs had a higher requirement, some up to 75%
    • The current 50% + 1 splits the Club and isn’t as meaningful as a higher percentage
    • The bylaws were originally written in 1954 and need updating on a number of matters
    • Jonathan Wubbolding recently called for the creation of a Bylaws Committee and appointed Dave Furlano chair. The committee would study the entire document and make a broad range of recommendations and present them to the body for approval
    • A signup sheet was made available for any members interested in serving on the committee
    • It was pointed out that members who wish to present ideas for Club consideration on any matter may do so during the New Business portion of a meeting, as Kay did
  • A member voiced concern about the treatment of the Martin Luther King Jr Democratic Club at the Roosevelt Dinner and encouraged people to join that club as a show of support. A lively discussion followed in which others cited additional instances that showed the need for better conflict resolution, the need to professionalize county leadership by having full-time paid positions, and the need for term limits.

Merrin thanked everyone for coming and invited all to meet afterwards at the Point Break Café. The meeting was adjourned at 5:55 PM.


Notes: Deborah Currier, Secretary

E-Board members present:

  • Merrin Muxlow, Vice President
  • Deval Zaveri-Tabb, Endorsement Committee
  • Deborah Currier, Secretary
  • Susan Peinado, Membership Committee
  • John Loughlin, Communications Committee
  • Ruth Rollins, Nominating Committee
  • Phil Currier, Hospitality Committee

E-Board members absent:

  • Jonathan Wubbolding, President
  • Dave Furlano, Treasurer
  • Nancy Witt, GO Team Liaison
  • Patrick Schultheis, Public Relations/Marketing Committee.

Jun 23 – OB Street Fair – The Start of the 2018 Elections

It’s June. That means that we don’t have our regular meeting at the Point Loma Assembly instead we have it at the OB Street Fair. This is the start of our General Election work to elect Democratic candidates for District 2, and across the city and county.

Don’t sit home and think of it as a month off from our regular political meetings, think of it as a chance to meet voters and ask them what they’re concerned about. What are the issues that will get them out to vote?

Are they spurred into action by the abuses of children whose parents are fleeing violence at home? Or are they concerned about the local environment, or short term vacation rentals?  Are they up in arms over affordable housing development in Point Loma, or the proliferation of brightly colored bicycles?




As well as enjoying political conversations at the booth, you’ll get the chance to sample the delights of the fair.

You can help citizens register to vote, promote our candidates, and enlarge your political mind.

The fair runs from 10am – 8pm with lots of events for all the family.

If you’d like to volunteer to help staff the booth for an hour or so, please contact Merrin Muxlow [email protected]  or (619) 800 5098.

 

 

 

Jul 7 – Western Services Workers Association 41st Anniversary Dinner Celebration

We have a long standing tradition of supporting the Western Service Workers Association and we encourage you to attend their annual fundraising dinner. The music, entertainment and speakers are always impressive. If you can’t attend please consider making a donation.


You are cordially invited to join the WSWA’s membership of service workers and other low-income workers in celebrating 41 years of determined struggle and victories in building a winning strategy for labor.

This evening includes dinner, live entertainment and speakers.

When
Sunday July 7, 2018
5:30-8:30pm

Where
St Patrick Catholic Church
3585 30th St
San Diego, CA 92104

RSVP
Mail or call:
Western Service Workers Association
3014 Imperial Ave, San Diego, CA 92102
(619) 238-9763

May 20 – John Mattes Explains How Russian Trolls Influenced U.S. Elections

This month we welcome clubmember John Mattes to explain his investigations into Russian propagandists who created false social media accounts to influence the outcome of the U.S. Presidential election.

Read more here:

John is an investigative journalist who has won 5 Emmys, one Golden Mike award, one Edward R Murrow award and 10 press club awards for exposing fraud and corruption in government.

He holds an advanced degree in Communication Research from the University of Wisconsin and a law degree from the University of Miami. Before working for Fox, he served as a County Supervisor and city council member in Madison, Wisconsin and practiced law in Miami, Florida focusing on Public Policy Investigation.


4:00PM – 5:30PM
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For additional info call (619) 800-5098
Directions and parking information


Social Time
Members are encouraged to get together from 4:00PM before the meeting starts, please bring whatever light drinks/snacks that you’d like to share.

After the meeting ends we suggest adjourning to the Point Break Cafe at 2743 Shelter Island Dr to continue our progressive conversation. Happy Hour is until 6:30pm.