Jun 22 – 40th Annual OB Street Fair & Chili Cook-Off

It’s June, the start of the Presidential debates (June 26 and 27). We don’t have our regular meeting at the Point Loma Assembly this month, instead we have it at the OB Street Fair! We have to start registering voters and firing up San Diegans to pay attention and get rid of this administration.

We’ll engage with voters, learn their issues and understand who they want us to back in upcoming elections. Remember, the California Primary is in March and vote by mail ballots will drop in February 2020!

If you want to volunteer to learn the issues, walk your precinct, get involved and contribute, come see us at the Street Fair, and bring your friends, family, pets, anyone who wants to make America smart again.

Details of the Street Fair are available here.

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

May 12 – Supporting Mothers

Join us for a Mother’s Day discussion on how we can create better policies to support mothers and the implications of motherhood as it intersects with economic inequality. Featured speakers include: 


Dr. Doreen Mattingly, Professor and Chair of Women’s Studies, SDSU. Since coming to SDSU in 1995, Dr. Mattingly has taught a total of sixteen different courses, including her popular classes on women and politics, women’s movements and activism, and globalization and development.  In 2016 she was the recipient of the College of Arts and Letters Excellence in Teaching Award. Her most recent book, A Feminist in the White House: Midge Costanza, the Carter Years, and America’s Culture Wars (New York: Oxford University Press, 2016), chronicles the political career of a feminist who served as assistant to the president for public liaison under President Jimmy Carter. Dr. Mattingly’s current research investigates the California feminist movement of the 1970s, especially in its engagement with political institutions. 

Dr. Rebecca Fielding-Miller, Assistant Professor at the University of California, San Diego in the Division of Infectious Disease and Global Public Health and the Center on Gender Equity and Health. Her research examines structural drivers of HIV and gender based violence in the United States and sub-Saharan Africa with a focus on the intersection of race, gender, and economic inequality. She holds an MSPH in International Health, Social and Behavioral Interventions from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, and a PhD in Behavioral Sciences and Health Education from Emory University. She served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in South Africa from 2006-2008 and as a Fulbright Scholar in Swaziland in 2013-2014.


Additional Agenda Items/ Speakers

Councilmember Chris Ward will briefly answer questions regarding recent City Council actions.

Carl Yaekel of Citizen’s Climate Lobby will update us on The Energy Innovation Act (H.R. 763). 

We will consider support for SB528, a bill that would give local governments, through expansion of the IBank, a low interest infrastructure loan option beyond what they are currently getting from large commercial banks.


Our meetings are CHILD FRIENDLY- we will have toys, coloring books, snacks, etc. in a “kid space” at the rear of the meeting hall.

Citizen’s Climate Lobby empowers everyday people to work together on climate change solutions.
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May 12, 2019
4:00PM – 5:30PM

[email protected]
(619) 800-5098

Point Loma Assembly
3035 Talbot St
San DIego, CA 92106

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.

Apr 21 – Tasha Williamson – Criminal Justice Reform & Compassion Project

Tasha Williamson is the co-founder of The Compassion Project, a small group of community activists who support families when they lose a loved one to violence. She was named “Voice of the Year” for 2018 by Voice of San Diego and recently announced her campaign for Mayor at the San Diego Women’s March.

“Tasha Williamson is what some officials derisively call an “agitator,” and she seems to welcome the attack. She’s also a capable and effective spokesperson for neighborhoods of color.”

Voice of San Diego

“Tasha Williamson is a community advocate who is ready to take what she’s learned and translate it to public office…You may have heard of her work with the San Diego Compassion Project or other community efforts to support San Diegans who need help fighting for their rights, justice or resources to thrive in San Diego.”

San Diego Union Tribune


Votes regarding letters of support for the following legislation:

Support  AB392 –Peace officers: deadly force.
– Introduced by Weber & McCarty

This bill is to raise the minimum standard requirement that allows police officers to use deadly force on civilian from “reasonable” to “necessary”. This law has not changed since 1872. If passed, the police officer will be required to exhaust all alternative tactics including de-escalation first.

Support ACA6– Elections: disqualification of electors
– Introduced by McCarty, Bonta, Gonzalez, Kalra, Kamlager-Dove & Weber

This bill is to restore the voting right of felons who have completed their sentence & are currently on parole.

Template for support letter available here.

Support AB1076 – Criminal records: automatic relief 
– Introduced by Ting

This bill is to eliminate the complicated court process of expunging arrest & conviction records & make it automatic. This law will only apply to cases that are already eligible to be expunged.  

Template for support letter available here.

Votes regarding letters of opposition for the following legislation:

Oppose SB230– Law enforcement: use of deadly force: training: policies
– Introduced by Caballero

This bill requires POST to develop training. However, this training only includes “adequate consideration” of a list of subjects but without any specificity as to what that training should look like. In addition, this bill does not require that any officer actually go through the training.

Template for oppose letter available here.


We will also discuss upcoming bylaw revisions and local events.


Our meetings are CHILD FRIENDLY- we will have toys, coloring books, snacks, etc. in a “kid space” at the rear of the meeting hall.


PointLomaAssemblyMap

April 21, 2019
4:00PM – 5:30PM

Point Loma Assembly,  3035 Talbot Street, San Diego, CA 92106 (map)

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.

Mar 24 – General Meeting – Ocean Conservation

Join us for our March General Meeting, where we’ll discuss local efforts in Ocean Conservation!

Guest Speakers include Roger Kube of Surfrider, Alicia Amerson of Projects for Wildlife, and Will Moore of Business for Good.

Our meetings are CHILD FRIENDLY- we will have toys, coloring books, snacks, etc. in a “kid space” at the rear of the meeting hall.


Membership – Join or Renew

Club membership is open to all registered Democrats.

Associate memberships are also available for non-registered Democrats who intend to register when they become eligible or are registered as No Party Preference (NPP).

Benefits of membership include:

  • Dues support club events and help elect Democratic candidates
  • Vote on club business and endorsements
  • Ability to take part in club discussions (only members are recognized to speak at club meetings)
  • Discounts on entry for Summer and Winter club parties
  • Discounts for certain San Diego County Democratic Party events
  • Discounts for t-shirts and other club accessories

Memberships paid from November 1, are good through the end of the following year.

President’s Circle and Patron members are listed on the Club website (unless they request otherwise).

Please click here to purchase your membership online (you will be taken to a secure payment site, we don’t store any of your payment details).

If you prefer you can pay by check or cash by clicking here.


PointLomaAssemblyMap

March 24, 2019
4:00PM – 5:30PM

Point Loma Assembly,  3035 Talbot Street, San Diego, CA 92106 (map)

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.

Feb 3 – General Meeting – Rafael Castellanos to Speak on the Blue Economy – Annual Elections of Officers

Our meeting this month is earlier than usual to accommodate performances of the Point Loma Playhouse with their new production A Permanent Image.


Rafael Castellanos, who recently stepped down as Chairman of the Port Commission, will speak to us about the Blue Economy in San Diego.

“The San Diego region’s economic development potential depends on our ability to fully realize the opportunities presented by the ocean. With a commitment of $1 million a year for five years, the Port of San Diego has developed a Blue Economy Incubator to support early stage and market ready ventures. Some of this money is already going to our first round of demonstration pilot projects, which include copper remediation, vessel washing, and smart marina optimization technologies. Aquanauts, deep-sea explorers, marine equipment operators, marine spatial planners, underwater robotics technicians – these are just some of the great blue jobs of the future. We can’t even begin to imagine some of the other great blue jobs that will be created.”


We have our Annual Election of officers, with Ruth Rollins presiding as head of the nominating committee.

Candidates from the floor will be accepted as well as candidates for:

    President, Merrin Muxlow
    Vice President, Angela Hawkins
    Secretary, Gary Werchak
    Treasurer, Dave Furlano

Western Service Workers Association Super Bowl Sunday Tamale Benefit

If you ordered Tamales we’ll have those ready for collection at the meeting. If you didn’t you can still order them now:

Suggested donation: $20 per dozen or $10 for 1⁄2 dozen

Your choice of tamales: Chicken, Pork or Vegan

Orders available for pick-up at: La Jolla United Methodist Church 6063 La Jolla Blvd., La Jolla, CA 92037 (map)

Saturday, February 2, 2019 1:00 to 5:00 p.m.

For delivery, call (619) 238-9763


Membership – Join or Renew

Club membership is open to all registered Democrats.

Associate memberships are also available for non-registered Democrats who intend to register when they become eligible or are registered as No Party Preference (NPP).

Benefits of membership include:

  • Dues support club events and help elect Democratic candidates
  • Vote on club business and endorsements
  • Ability to take part in club discussions (only members are recognized to speak at club meetings)
  • Discounts on entry for Summer and Winter club parties
  • Discounts for certain San Diego County Democratic Party events
  • Discounts for t-shirts and other club accessories

Memberships paid from November 1, are good through the end of the following year.

President’s Circle and Patron members are listed on the Club website (unless they request otherwise).

Please click here to purchase your membership online (you will be taken to a secure payment site, we don’t store any of your payment details).

If you prefer you can pay by check or cash by clicking here.


PointLomaAssemblyMap
February 3, 2019
4:00PM – 5:30PM

Point Loma Assembly,  3035 Talbot Street, San Diego, CA 92106 (map)

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.

78th Assembly District Election Meeting

The Assembly District Election Meetings (ADEMS) are held every two years to elect 7 “self-identified female” and 7 “other than self-identified female” to be Assembly District Delegates (ADDs) to represent the Assembly District they are registered as a Democrat in.  

AD Delegates are elected this January, by you!

Several Point Loma Democratic Club members are running in their Districts (check all candidates here) and would welcome your support. It’s a lot of fun, and you can bring your friends. You have to be a registered Democrat to vote, but your friends can change their registration on the day at the event.

Sunday January 13th

78th Assembly District
Musicians Association (same place as 2017), 1717 Morena Blvd (map)

78 ADEM Candidates include clubmembers:

• Merrin Muxlow, our VP

• Deborah Currier, our Secretary

• Susan Peinado, our former President (also running for E-Board)

• Brian Polejes

• Gregg Robinson

• Joe LaCava

• Jordan Beane

• Kevin Lourens

Doors open at 12pm
Speeches start at 12:30pm
Voting starts at 1:00pm
Voting closes at 3:00pm

78th Assembly District

If you’re not sure of your Assembly District you can check it here.

AD Delegates to the Democratic State Central Committee (DSCC) are responsible for planning and attending informational meetings throughout the region and working with other DSCC delegates throughout California to represent their community. 

AD Delegates vote on behalf of the community they represent at CDP Regional Meetings, the California Democratic Party Convention, and those who are also elected to serve as an Executive Board member are responsible for voting and representing their community at the semi-annual E-Board meetings.