Join the AAPI Democratic Club on Wednesday, September 27 at 6:00pm for our September meeting! The meeting will be located at SEIU Local 221 (4004 Kearny Mesa Road, San Diego, CA 92111). At this meeting we will be holding a friendly incumbent endorsement for Rep. Scott Peters, holding a discussion about our 2018 election endorsement procedures, and hearing a … Continue reading Join us at our September Club Meeting!
Pictured above is the El Cajon billboard that was made possible with crowdfunding efforts by resistance groups. Our guest this month will be Linda Nickerson, President of East County Democratic Club who will fill us in on the latest about Duncan’s “Dirty Deeds” and the ongoing investigation into his campaign finances.
We have also invited the 5 Democratic candidates who will be vying for the congressional seat in district 50.
Our President, John Hartley who is chairman of Neighborhood Fair Elections, will also briefly speak to us about fair election finances.
Tuesday, September 26, at Joyce Beers Community Center.
Social at 6:30, Program begins at 7:00.
Our President, Ron Mandelbaum is resigning his office as of September 16, 2017 the date of the next General Meeting. In accordance with our bylaws the board has appointed our Vice-President, Frank King to the office of President and Tom Bernitt to the office of Vice-President effective as of that date.
These appointments must be ratified by the membership, which will be sought at the September 16, 2017 meeting.
Most of our general meetings are on a Saturday morning although once in awhile we do have an event in the evening. We have some members who would like to attend our meetings or events but need transportation. If any member needs a ride to a meeting or event, please do not hesitate to call any of the board members and we will provide transportation for you.
The Coronado Democratic Club is known as a group that “Lends A Hand”. Since the 2016 election we have brought hygiene products to Survivors of Torture International and Jewish Family Services, which are groups that work with marginalized members of our community. The club’s next project is with the Iraqi Chaldeans who live in El Cajon.
Within the Chaldean community there is an effort to help people find jobs and engage in job training. A new apprentice program has identified 15 individuals who need proper clothing for professional jobs and or job interviews. To help in this effort, we will collect men’s dress shirts, slacks, shoes, ties and women’s blouses, skirts, slacks, and shoes. A member of the Chaldean community has lined up a tailor to assist in alterations, etc. If you have any of these items you are willing to donate, please bring them in a bag to the September 16 Democratic Club meeting or give Susan Enowitz a call to pick them up, 619-861-5778. Susan will make sure they are delivered.
Today El Cajon has a Chaldean population of over 60,000, which makes this city the home of the second largest Chaldean community in the United States after Detroit. While these refugees have found a safe haven here, the friends or relatives they left behind in Iraq now face what one man calls “a Christian genocide.” New refugees from Syria are landing in El Cajon. Local groups like the Minority Humanitarian Foundation and the Chaldean Democratic Club are doing their best to offer social services. These groups are currently running a campaign to find jobs for refugees and they welcome our help. Won’t you lend a hand?
If you want to learn more about this community and the Chaldean culture, you can visit the exhibit at the New Americans Museum in Liberty Station.