Two Resolutions for Approval at March Meeting

RESOLUTION – MORATORIUM ON HYDRAULIC FRACTURING

WHEREAS, hydraulic fracturing, commonly referred to as “fracking,” is a drilling technique that injects water, sand, and toxic chemicals at high pressure deep into the ground, often traveling horizontally, to extract oil or gas from shale or other dense rock;

WHEREAS, fracking uses large amounts of water, thus reducing its availability for agriculture and other public use; uses chemicals that can contaminate the water supply and can cause cancer; creates wastewater that can bring deep earth contaminants to the …

Mayor Filner Addresses Club Membership at February Meeting

Mayor Filner was our featured guest speaker at the February meeting and he did not disappoint! The Mayor captivated the audience with anecdotes and stories as he described how the various city entities struggle to deal with a Democratic mayor for the first time in 50 years.  He is fighting for real change, and as he said he’s “changing the face of City Hall” so that it is more representative of the diversity of the city.  As an example, he cited the fact that of …

LSM Democratic Club Signs On in Support of Senator Feinstein’s Gun Control Efforts

As a result of discussions January 6 by club members who formed the “Coalition for Gun Safety, North County San Diego”, Club President Mary Borevitz reached out to Senator Dianne Feinstein to determine how best the club could support her efforts in moving forward with gun control legislation.  Senator Feinstein recommended twe send her a letter of endorsement of her proposed legislation.  At last month’s club meeting the membership subsequently voted to endorse her efforts. 45 club members signed the letter below which was sent …

Abed announces do-over on Charter

by Rick Moore, VP for Communications 2/27 UPDATE: Mayor Abed is said to be so eager to bring the Charter proposal back before voters that he is willing to pay $500,000 for a special election. He made the remarks at a Council budget planning meeting, according to those who attended. (Thanks to Pat Mues of […]

February 2013 Message

The purpose of this Club is to:

1. To promote progressive causes in local, state, and national politics

Our Club has an opportunity to express itself through aggressive promotion of our issues and causes. Our causes are nothing extreme to the regular citizen of east county. Our support of workers, our insistence on a clean environment, our desires for equal opportunity… these are all things that every American values. We only need to get out there an speak to citizens in their communities. We have a vast geographic region and we have the unfortunate reality of living in a conservative area of our county. The conservative thinkers are the ones who appear to have the large presence. Although they are the most dominant, their core beliefs are not the most appealing and acceptable to the people of our area. Progressive thinking is a more realistic form for our area.

To promote our causes and our Club, we must extend our influence throughout the east county. We should have a presence at as many events as possible and schedule a few of our own. We must attend government meetings and we must invite our government representatives to speak at our meetings. We must hold them accountable to all citizens and not just those that embrace conservative beliefs.

Karen Marie Otter
President

Our 2013 Meeting Schedule

We meet every 4th Monday.  This year we have gone to every other month in the Remington Club II, at 7:00 PM.   The Remington Club has been set up on the following dates:  2/25, 4/22, 6/24, 8/26, 9/28.  Other months we are meeting at noon at Coco’s in the RB Plaza.