Early Voting: Let’s Make That Blue Wave Happen!

Early voting started Monday, October 8th! Please make sure that you are up-to-date with your voter registration. If you have moved since the last election, or need to change or update other information, you may do so online: registertovote.ca.gov

Also, before you vote — check out our Clairemont Democratic Club endorsement page for our recommendations for the upcoming General Election on November 6th: clairemontdems.org/endorsements

Oct 22 – Endorsement meeting. Persist. Resist. Vote.

This month’s meeting is one week later than usual.
When: 7pm, Monday, October 22
Where: Elijah’s Restaurant, 7061 Clairemont Mesa Blvd, 92111 (map)
These are the races we will be considering (or reconsidering) for endorsement on October 22.
Congressional Representative
District 49: Mike Levin
Carlsbad
City Council District 1: Linda Breen, Barbara Hamilton
State Assembly
District 78: Todd Gloria
District 80: Lorena Gonzalez
Vista
City Council District 1: Corinna Contreras
City Council District 4: Tazheen Nizam
San Diego
City Council District 2: Jennifer H. Campbell MD
Let’s all try to keep our chins up during this really difficult time. Plow through to November by volunteering for candidates to make sure that the Blue Wave is not just a wave but a fricking tsunami. Let’s use our hurt and anger to motivate us to work harder. We need all hands on deck now. We have absolutely no choice.
Social Time
Members are encouraged to get together from 6:30pm just before the meeting starts.
Order dinner or a drink to sustain you, and the restaurant!
MTS routes 44, 60

(Photo: Michael Caterina, South Bend Tribune, via AP)

NO on Justice Carol Corrigan

It is the club’s position that we ask you to vote NO on Associate Justice Carol Corrigan’s retention to the California Supreme Court.

Here is why this is important:

In 2000, Prop 22 passed defining marriage in California as between one man and one woman.

In 2006, thanks to the leadership and boldness of then-Mayor of San Francisco Gavin Newsom and the LGBT community that ended up in the courts. A trial court threw out the gender requirements, and then a series of cases went to the California Supreme Court which condensed and approved to be heard in what they called “In re Marriage Cases.” In a 4-3 ruling, Carol Corrigan issued a dissent saying she supported marriage equality, but that it should be decided by proposition.

Nope, not good enough Justice Corrigan.

The 4-3 decision temporarily legalized marriage equality in California (no thanks to Justice Corrigan) and 18,000 couples got married.

Then, Prop 8 happened.

Justice Corrigan ruled in favor of sustaining Prop 8 as the law of the land in Strauss v. Horton.

That’s strike 2, Justice Corrigan.

Then, someone wrongfully outed her as a member of the LGBT community. Now… that’s a messed up thing to do to anyone. Shame on whoever did that.

Regardless, and irrespective of that fact, she voted twice against marriage equality and she took a misguided position in the second case which eventually took the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn in 2015.

As a result of her legal rulings against the civil rights of the LGBT community — her own community — I believe this is cause to not retain her as an Associate Justice of the California Supreme Court.

Sadly, if Justice Corrigan is retained, she will be re-elected to another 12-year term. That means she won’t be back up for a retention election until 2030!

If she is defeated, it is likely that our new Governor will appoint a successor.

We will be adding a topic to our Ocotober meeting agenda

Dear friends and members of the Spring Valley Lemon Grove Democratic Club,

During our October 10, 2018 meeting We will be considering endorsements for Lemon Grove School Board and Lemon Grove City Council, At our last meeting on September 12, we heard from Angeles Nelson, a candidate for the Lemon Grove School Board and Kamaal Martin, a candidate for the Lemon Grove City Council. They are both asking for our endorsement. Angeles is running as a Democrat and Kamaal as an independent. The board is suggesting that the club endorse Angeles and find Kamaal acceptable.

Please note that there are three Democrats and two Republicans running for three open seats on the Lemon Grove School Board. Tim Shaw is an incumbent and has already been endorsed by the Democratic Party. He was at our last meeting as well. There is one Democrat, two Republicans and an Independent running for two open seats on the Lemon Grove City Council. Jennifer Mendoza is an incumbent and has already been endorsed by the Democratic Party.

Our location is Monte Vista Village, 2211 Massachusetts Ave, Lemon Grove, CA 91945. We will be meeting in the Dining Hall, which is near the long driveway you can see from Massachusetts Ave. You can park in the driveway or on the street.

Cynthia Jurado

Spring Valley Lemon Grove Democratic Club
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No meeting this Saturday October 6th

Dear friends and members of the Spring Valley Lemon Grove Democratic Club,

We are canceling the meeting this Saturday, October 6th at Ryan’s Bro’s Coffee.

We will be having our Monthly meeting on October 10th at 6:30 at Monte Vista Village, 2211 Massachusetts Ave, Lemon Grove, CA 91945. We will be meeting in the Dining Hall, which is near the long driveway you can see from Massachusetts Ave. You can park in the driveway or on the street.

Look forward to seeing you there!

Cynthia Jurado

Spring Valley Lemon Grove Democratic Club
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