Jun 23 – Families Belong Together

Families Belong Together​ opposes the cruel, inhumane and unjustified separation of children from their parents along the U.S. border with Mexico and at other ports of entry into the U.S. We protest the conditions in which these children are kept. We protest the irreversible trauma that has already been perpetrated on these children and their parents for the crime of seeking a better life.

To separate immigrant families, victims of violence, hunger and poverty, is to re-violate them. Children as young as 18 months are torn from their mother’s arms by the U.S. government. This is violent abuse. These families are victimized again by the government to which they turn for help. Families Belong Together opposes the inhumane policies of the Trump Administration, Border Patrol, and I.C.E. and calls for immediate reform.

Familias Unidas, No Divididas ​rechaza la separación cruel, inhumana e injustificada de niños de sus padres a lo largo de la frontera de los Estados Unidos con México y en otros puertos de entrada a los EE. UU. Protestamos por las condiciones en las que se mantienen a estos niños. Protestamos contra el trauma irreversible que ya se ha perpetrado contra estos niños y sus padres por el delito de buscar una vida mejor.

Separar a las familias inmigrantes, familias víctima de la violencia, el hambre y la pobreza es volver a violentarlas. El gobierno de los Estados Unidos separa a niños de tan solo 18 meses de los brazos de sus madres. Esto es abuso. Estas familias son nuevamente victimizadas por el gobierno al que acuden en busca de ayuda. Familias Unidas, No Divididas se opone a las políticas inhumanas de la administración de Donald Trump, Protección Fronteriza y I.C.E. y pide una reforma inmediata.

Plan to come and voice your support for families and against the immoral actions of this Administration.

Featured speakers include our VP External, Ramla Sahid, Executive Director of the Partnership for the Advancement of New Americans, as well as Norma Chavez Peterson of the ACLU of San Diego and Imperial Counties and Katia Hansen of UURISE.

Civic Center, 200 C St, San Diego, California 92101

Saturday, June 23 at 10 AM – 12 PM

RSVP on Facebook here

Jun 21 – Robert’s Rules Every Woman’s Club Member Should Know – Doug Case

The Democratic Woman’s Club meets monthly to discuss and determine common action. Following Edmund Burke’s description from 1774 we are a deliberative assembly. In our bylaws we define our Parliamentary Authority as “the most widely used reference for meeting procedure and business rules in the English-speaking world” – Robert’s Rules of Order.

Understanding Robert’s Rules will help you at our own regular club meetings but more importantly when you visit other organizations and want to make your voice heard, and later when you are appointed or elected to commissions and boards in San Diego County!

We are fortunate to have Doug Case guide us through this world of motions, debates, and voting.

Doug Case is Political Affairs Director for Senator Toni Atkins. He worked in the Division of Student Affairs at San Diego State University for 37 years, is a dedicated volunteer and has served on both the College Area Community Council and the College Area Community Planning Board. Doug has also held numerous board positions with the San Diego Democrats for Equality, the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation/San Diego, Campus Pride, and the American Civil Liberties Union of San Diego and Imperial Counties.

Doug would also like to remind us to support Pro Tem Atkins’ Socks Drive for Stand Down for homeless veterans. You can bring socks to the meeting, as well as locations around San Diego. More details here.

Monday June 18 – Social Time from 6:30pm, Club business at 7:00pm.

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!


Elijah’s Restaurant, 7061 Clairemont Mesa Blvd, San Diego, CA 92111 (map).

  • MTS routes 44, 60

Bring Socks for Stand Down 2018 to Our June 18 Meeting


Hundreds of our homeless veterans will attend the Veterans Village of San Diego’s 31st Annual Stand Down, June 29-July 1, and there needs to be enough new socks (and underwear) to go around.


There are many ways to donate:

  • Bring your donation(s) to the Democratic Woman’s Club meeting on June 18, where Doug Case our featured speaker, and Political Affairs Director for Toni Atkins, will collect them
  • Leave your donation(s) at one of the drop-off locations listed on the back
  • Bring a new pair of socks to your next community meeting in the 39th Senate District. Drop off your donation(s) at our office – 1350 Front Street, Room 4061, San Diego 92101
Contact info: 619-645-3133 | [email protected]

Socks For StandDown 2018

Socks for Stand Down 2018 Logo


MAY 7 – JUNE 18

Hundreds of our homeless veterans will attend the Veterans Village of San Diego’s 31st Annual Stand Down, June 29-July 1, and there needs to be enough new socks (and underwear) to go around.


There are many ways to donate by JUNE 18th, 2018:

Drop off your donation(s) at Senator Atkins’ office – 1350 Front Street, Room 4061, San Diego 92101

OR Leave your donation(s) at one of the drop-off locations listed below:

Allied Gardens/Benjamin Branch Library

5188 Zion Ave., San Diego, CA 92120-2728

California State Building – Lobby or

Senator Atkins’ office in Room 4061

1350 Front Street, San Diego, CA 92101

Carmel Valley Branch Library

3919 Townsgate Drive, San Diego, CA 92130

Clairemont Library

2920 Burgener Blvd, San Diego, CA 92110

Coronado Public Library

640 Orange Ave, Coronado, CA 92118

(Accepting donations through May 29)

Del Mar County Library

1309 Camino Del Mar, Del Mar, CA 92014

La Jolla/Riford Branch Library

7555 Draper Ave., La Jolla, CA 92037-4802

Linda Vista Branch Library

2160 Ulric Street, San Diego, CA 92111

Malcolm X Branch Library

5148 Market Street, San Diego, CA 92114

Mira Mesa Branch Library

8405 New Salem Street, San Diego, CA 92126

Mission Valley Library

2123 Fenton Pkwy, San Diego, CA 92108

Point Loma/Hervey Branch Library

3701 Voltaire Street, San Diego, CA 92107

Rancho Bernardo Branch Library

17110 Bernardo Center Drive

San Diego, CA 92128-2002

Rancho Peñasquitos Branch Library

13330 Salmon River Road

San Diego, CA 92129-2640

SEIU Local 221

4004 Kearny Mesa Blvd, San Diego, CA 92111

San Diego Central Library

330 Park Blvd, San Diego, CA 92101

San Diego Law Library

1105 Front Street, San Diego, CA 92101

San Diego Pride (Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm)

3620 30th Street, San Diego, CA 92104

Serra Mesa-Kearny Mesa Branch Library

9005 Aero Drive, San Diego, CA 92123

Solana Beach Branch Library

Earl Warren Middle School

157 Stevens Ave., Solana Beach, CA 92075

University Community Branch Library

4155 Governor Drive, San Diego, CA 92122

University Heights Branch Library

4193 Park Blvd, San Diego, CA 92103


Contact info: 619-645-3133 | [email protected]

Club Meeting: Tuesday, June 12

Hello, Clairemont Democrats!

Francine Busby, former San Diego County Democratic Party chair, and Jess Durfee, the Western Caucus Chair for the DNC, will be our guest speakers for our meeting on Tuesday, June 12th.

Francine and Jess will be presenting an overview of the results from the 2018 Primary Election, and their thoughts on how Democrats will fare in the November General Election.

Also, given the results from the Primary Election we will be making a recommendation to endorse Democrats Nathan Fletcher and Tommy Hough in their respective run-off races for County Supervisor District 4, and City Council District 6.

Nathan and Tommy are the only two Democrats standing against deep-pocketed Republican opponents.

Finally, we’ll hear from our own Dr. Jen Campbell who will face-off against Trump Republican Lorie Zapf in November!

As I mentioned previously, if you have suggestions or ideas about meeting topics or event types that you’d like us to host, please email them to me or visit our Facebook page.

If you would like to join, or renew your club membership ($20 dues), please do so on our membership page. You may also renew at the meeting. Or, if you would prefer to mail a check, here is our PO Box information:

Clairemont Democratic Club
PO Box 178846
San Diego, CA 92117

It is our shared responsibility to ensure that people are informed, educated, and not mystified by stage craft, economic bribery or the feeling of helplessness. We have so many exciting things in store for our Clairemont Democratic Club members. We look forward to seeing each and every one of you at one (but hopefully all) of our meetings and events.

Solidarity, Success, and a Solicitation

Club members Dr. Jen Campbell, Nathan Fletcher, Vivian Moreno, and Monica Montgomery celebrating their success with friends, family and supporters!

Democrats for Equality,

It is really easy for us to look at Tuesday’s results and be disappointed about some of the candidates who did not prevail in the primary but in truth we have much to celebrate!

Of the 42 races we took positions on in the primary election 36 of those races, or 85.71%, of races were settled in our favor. Now with 220,000 ballots yet to be counted this may change but (possibly in more in our favor) the reality is that for members of the San Diego Democrats for Equality we stuck to our motto: Our Members Make History!

Some of the highlights from that evening:

  • A San Diego Democrats for Equality member has advanced into the General Election of every single San Diego City Council seat up this year: including Dr. Jen Campbell, Monica Montgomery, Tommy Hough, and Vivian Moreno.
  • Club members Rep. Scott Peters, Ammar Campa-Najjar, Asm. Todd Gloria, Asm. Lorena Gonzalez Fletcher, and Trustee Kevin Beiser each won massive super majorities in their respective re-election bids.
  • Club members James Elia, Sunday Gover, Tasha Boerner Horvath, each advanced into their respective state legislative General Election
  • Club member Nathan Flecther came in first place in his bid for San Diego County Supervisor, District 4
  • Club member Matt Brower won his primary to advance into the general election in Superior Court Judge, Office 37
  • There were 19 club members who were on the ballot this primary, of which 14 have advanced to the general election!

I cannot overstate how big of a deal that is.

I am not even sure there is a Democratic club in California that can claim that many members who have achieved that level of success!

From reaching tens of thousands of voters, to registering thousands of new voters, from empowering a new generation of Young Democratic leadership, the San Diego Democrats for Equality have been at the forefront of Democratic Politics and now that the primary is over, we need to prepare our war chest for the coming fight in November.

It is Pride month and for those of you who remember, we moved to an annual membership cycle. This means that it is time to renew your membership! We have two fundraisers coming back in which you can do that:

  • On June 16th, you can join us to celebrate DNC Member, SDCDP Chair Emeritus and DFE Member Emeritus Jess Durfee’s 60th birthday. All contribution will include your membership renewal for 2018! You can get tickets here!
  • On July 12th, we will have our annual Pride Kick-off Fundraiser. 2018 renewed members can attend for the very affordable rate of $10! You can purchase tickets here.

Should you be feeling extra generous any contribution large or small is greatly appreciated as we approach the general election! Upgrade your membership to help us continue making history! You can do that here!

As we head towards the primary election we can afford no less than solidarity. The San Diego Democrats for Equality will work hard to reunify our party after the primaries. The hard work of de-escalation, outreach and reunification starts today.

I am in, I hope you are too!

Re-join, up your membership, contribute, the fight ahead is ours to win!

In Solidarity,

Will Rodriguez-Kennedy
San Diego Democrats for Equality