FEBRUARY 4 at 2:00 PM – Governor Michael Dukakis

Governor Michael Dukakis

The former governor of Massachusetts and 1988 Democratic presidential candidate will speak and answer questions at a special reception sponsored by the Rancho Santa Fe Democratic Club.

The three-term governor will speak on the topic The State of the Nation his annual commentary on American politics and culture.

Please note that for this special program we depart from our usual meeting time and place second Thursdays at the Lomas Santa Fe Country Club. We will skip our regular January and February meetings. The governor will speak Saturday February 4 at 2:00 PM at a home in Fairbanks Ranch. Address provided with RSVP.

Michael Dukakis now teaches political science and public policy at Northeastern University in Boston in the fall and at UCLA in the winter.

Come meet Mike Dukakis whose lifetime of public service we celebrate and whose wisdom and humor we appreciate.

I can’t wait for his commentary on the presidential election!

Also meet Kitty Dukakis the governor’s helpmate and counselor.

Tell your friends about this one-time chance to meet Michael Dukakis one of the smartest people ever to seek the presidency.

WHEN: Saturday February 4 at 2:00 pm

WHERE: Address provided with RSVP

COST: $15 for Democratic club members. $25 for others.

RSVP: www.rsfdem.org or phone 858 735 6404.

SAVE THE DATE: Meet Congressman Scott Peters, November 12

The second-term congressman from California’s 52nd District,
the Honorable Scott Peters, will be our guest of honor
and keynote speaker Thursday November 12 at 6:30 pm
at the Lomas Santa Fe Country Club in Solana Beach.  

In several visits to our RSF Democratic Club,
Scott’s remarks have always have been timely, substantive,
and well delivered.
Come meet Scott and support his re-election.Early Birds- RSVP and Pay Now


The California Democratic Party has made a rules change requiring all California Democratic Clubs to have certain provisions in their by-laws in order to participate in CDP Pre-Endorsement Conferences. The pre-endorsement conference is a local meeting to be held either Jan. 30 or 31, 2016. At this meeting delegates to the State Convention as well as representatives of chartered clubs will vote to recommend candidates for endorsement by the CDP.
The by-law changes recommended by the California Democratic Party have been considered and approved by our Executive Board. Additional requirements in our current by-laws say that by-law changes must be approved by our club members in good standing after having been discussed at the previous club meeting.  Members in good standing are those that have paid their current year membership dues.
Your Board of Directors had a reading of the proposed by-law changes at our 6.15.15 Board meeting and we will vote on these changes at the October General meeting. The by-law changes are basically what is indicated below in blue.
Michael Gelfand, President
Read Proposed By-Law Changes Below.

North County Democrats at the BIG BLUE BARBECUE!

Join North County Democrats at the BIG BLUE BARBECUE! 

We will be having our annual event at the San Dieguito City Park (area #3) on Saturday, September 12 from 1:00p.m. to 6:00p.m.

Join us for entertainment, family fun, meet and greet with elected officials, and a barbecue!

The San Dieguito City Park is located at 1628 Lomas Santa Fe Drive, Del Mar, 92104.
Be sure to preregister your family for the barbeque here.

Benefits Far Outweigh Costs When it Comes to Climate Action

Wednesday, August 12, 2015
editors note:
“Dear Central Committee Members and Club Presidents,
Below is my weekly Chair’s Corner Message.  We ask that you share this message with your members, on Facebook and by email as part of our plan to amplify our messaging in San Diego County.  A version of this message will also appear in the Times of San Diego as an Op-Ed.” Francine Busby.

Benefits Far Outweigh Costs When it Comes to Climate Action

I’m no scientist. But you don’t have be an expert to acknowledge climate change and start doing something about it.
That’s why, when Republican’s claim they aren’t scientists (as if we should all be shocked by that), the rest of the world answers, “So what?”
All you need is a basic understanding of a thermometer and the fact that ice melts, and you’re about 85% of the way there.
But since this is so complicated for some of our “leaders” on the other side of the aisle, let’s start with a few facts.
The average temperature of the earth is rising drastically, primarily because of greenhouse gas emissions. Globally, 2014 was the hottest year on record, and 2015 is on pace to break the record yet again. As a matter of fact, ten of the hottest years ever recorded have been since 1998.
Climate change puts lives at risk: heat waves that lead to stroke and dehydration are the most common cause of weather-related deaths. Extreme storms like Hurricane Katrina and Superstorm Sandy killed over 2,000 people combined. Poor air quality leads to asthma and lung disease. All these risks are projected to increase over time unless we act to reverse climate trends.
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