Dec 3 – Annual Point Loma & OB Dems Holiday Party Potluck and Toy Drive – 2017!

In place of our regular monthly meeting in December we’re having our Annual Holiday Party and Toy Drive of the Point Loma Democratic Club, at the home of Ruth Rollins.

Come enjoy the start of the holidays with your fellow Dems. 2017 has proved to be an eventful year and now’s the time to party before the hard work we’ll do together in 2018.

The Club will furnish turkey, ham and soft drinks, plus two drink tickets per person for wine and (great, local) beer.

It’s a potluck and we ask everyone to bring a dish or side – veggies, mac and cheese, baked beans, potato salad, coleslaw, macaroni salad.

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

New members can signup for 2018 membership and get reduced entry to the party. Renewing members can pay their dues and confirm their contact details with the club.

Members Entry Price
$10.00 per person

Non-members Entry Price
$20.00 per person

When
Sunday December 3, 2017 4:00 PM

Where
1268 Savoy St, San Diego, CA 92107

You can buy tickets online, or pay with cash, check or credit/debit cards at the door – the same with membership dues.

The Club will be collecting unwrapped new toys for the Toy Drive of the Western Service Workers Association, and Brandon McDonald will talk about the great work that the WSWA does in San Diego.
Here’s a list of toys that are needed:

  1. Hot Wheels/Toy Trucks, Cars, Trains
  2. Barbie or Other Similar Dolls
  3. Kendama
  4. Art Kits, Science Kits, Craft Kits
  5. Board Games
  6. Skate Boards, Scooters, Bikes
  7. Tea/Bake Sets
  8. Popular Music CDs appropriate for teenagers
  9. Action Figures/Spiderman, Superman, Transformers
  10. Baby Toys
  11. Soccer Shoes & Soccer Gear
  12. Computers & Computer Games/X-Box
  13. Musical Toys/Instruments
  14. Legos/Building Toys
  15. School Supplies
  16. Lip gloss, nail polish, hair ties, hair clips, lotions
  17. Soccer balls, Basket Balls, Footballs
  18. New Clothing for Children (all ages, from new born to teenagers/adult sizes)

Cash/Check Donations made payable directly to the Western Service Workers Association are also welcome – if you can’t attend you can mail your donation c/o Point Loma Democratic Club, PO Box 7802, San Diego, CA 92167.

For additional information, call (619) 800-5098 or email [email protected]

Dec 2 – Come Along to Celebrate “California Dreamin’ in the Season of Love” at the OB Holiday Parade

Come take part in the OB Holiday Parade and show solidarity with local candidates and elected officials. We don’t have a meeting at the Assembly in December, but we do march in the OB Parade!

All members and their friends are invited to take part – break out your hippy gear and bejewel it with Winter festivity, make yourself glow, be sure you’re well lit (!) Clubmember Jimmy Tabb will be driving his Gran Torino red convertible. We’ll be joined by Dave Myers, candidate for County Sheriff, the Democratic Woman’s Club, members of Indivisible and Together We Will and many more.

We’ll gather between Sunset and Ebers on Newport (section A) at 4:30pm ready for the Parade start at 5:05pm. We don’t have the truck this year, so we’ll just be marching with the banner.

Allow time for parking, you may (more than likely, will) have to park several blocks away.

Kids, strollers and wheelchairs are welcome.

Invite your friends via Facebook and Twitter.

Invite your friends via the organizer’s Facebook page.

Any questions contact call us on (619) 800-5098.

The theme for the 38th Annual Ocean Beach Holiday Parade is California Dreamin’ in the Season of Love.

When
Saturday, December 2, 2017, 5:05 – 7:30 pm

Where
Newport Ave Ocean Beach, 92107

Nov 26 – Community Choice Energy + Short Term Vacation Rentals

We have two very important topics on this month’s agenda – that both affect our quality of life in San Diego.

Community Choice Energy
Community Choice Energy promises to take us closer to energy freedom, lower energy bills and more local clean energy. The Mayor recently asked the city to develop a business plan to allow for separation from SDG&E, but also provided the utility a chance to offer an alternative to maintain its monopoly.

Sophie Wolfram, Policy Advocate with Climate Action Campaign, will discuss climate change impacts and why cities are ideally suited to lead the global fight to reverse climate change. Her talk will cover the key strategies in San Diego’s Climate Action Plan, including Community Choice Energy, and address San Diego’s implementation efforts since the plan was adopted in 2015.

Short Term Vacation Rentals
Tom Coat approached us to talk about why he’s supporting Barbara Bry’s initiative on STVRs. Tom’s website Neighborhoods for Residents compares and contrasts the proposals that will come before the City Council on December 12th. Councilmember Barbara Bry (club Patron) will be at the meeting, and we’ve also messaged Chris Ward (and David Alvarez).


Sophie Wolfram (@SCWolframbelieves that social and economic justice and environmental protection are inherently linked and that the clear path forward is a just transition to a regenerative economy. As the Policy Advocate and Education Coordinator for Climate Action Campaign, Sophie tracks, analyzes, comments on, and organizes allies around policies related to our five fights. She also shares Climate Action Campaign’s vision with San Diego organizations and businesses and expands our network of allies to include a diverse cross-section of leaders across the region.

Sophie’s experience fighting for environmental protection spans nine years and include outreach, policy research, writing, and organizing in roles including Director of an Office of Sustainability student liaison program at Yale, Research Fellow at the Sustainable Endowments Institute, and Intern at Californians for Pesticide Reform and Missoula’s Community Food and Agriculture Coalition.Before returning to school in 2015, Sophie taught middle school math in the Mississippi Delta through Teach For America and at a charter school in Brooklyn, New York.

Sophie earned an M.S. in Environmental Studies from the University of Montana in May 2017. Her thesis research addressed environmental justice in Southeast San Francisco and the Imperial Valley. She earned her B.A. in History from Yale University in 2010.

When she’s not working, Sophie can often be found out exploring San Diego’s hiking trails and beaches or searching for the region’s best vegetarian tacos.


 4:00PM – 5:30PMPointLomaAssemblyMap

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For additional info call (619) 800-5098
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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.

Oct 15 – Prison Industry in California

Our meeting this month has been moved forward a week. It will take place Sunday, October 15th, at the Point Loma Assembly (3035 Talbot St), from 4:00pm – 5:30pm. As announced previously, we will handle two more endorsements – and we will have Chula Vista city council candidate Mark Bartlett speak about the prison industry here in California.

The first endorsement we will handle is for Assemblyman Todd Gloria. He will be present at our meeting and members will have the opportunity to ask questions. He has had a very productive session, so check out some of the his legislation here.

Second, we will consider endorsing Congressman Scott Peters in his re-election bid. While he will be unable to attend our meeting on Sunday, his representative will be there to answer any policy related questions you may have. Here is his website and propublica information for your review prior to our meeting.

Our speaker will be Mark Bartlett, candidate for Chula Vista City Council District 1 and Co-founder of Reentry Resources for Change. After prison, it can be difficult to for individuals to re-integrate into society. Without access to housing, employment, effective transportation, and other resources the risk of recidivism is much greater. Mark will discuss his work with RR4C, issues that former inmates have, and problems in the California prison system.


 4:00PM – 5:30PMPointLomaAssemblyMap

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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.

Sep 24 – Endorsement Meeting

At this month’s general meeting coming we begin to consider endorsements for the 2018 races. This is an opportunity for you to come, hear candidates speak, and ask them questions before we commit the club’s resources to supporting their campaigns. Endorsements are not merely an expression of support for a particular candidate, but a commitment to devote our time and resources into getting them elected. With our endorsement goes volunteer hours, contributions – anything that we can do to help. Because of that, I highly encourage you to come and meet the candidates that we are considering commitment to.

The two endorsements we will consider at our September meeting currently only have a single Democrat running. The first is for School Board District B. The board Vice-President Kevin Beiser has requested our endorsement, and given his hard work as our incumbent in the position, we will consider District B at our September meeting.

Instead of holding a seat, the second race we will consider the potential gain of a seat that we Democrats have not held in years. With Dave Myers, we have a huge opportunity this cycle to elect a Sheriff that shares our values, so the club will consider the endorsement in the Sheriff’s race.

 

Before our meeting, I encourage you to learn more about the candidates.

Kevin Beiser: https://www.sandiegounified.org/kevin-beiser
Dave Myers: https://www.davemyersforsheriff.com/

Come prepared with questions, and we look forward to seeing you on Sunday!


 

4:00PM – 5:30PMPointLomaAssemblyMap

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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.