May General Membership Meeting
Date: Thursday, May 2, 2019
Time: 6:00 pm
Location: Oakmont of Pacific Beach, 955 Grand Ave, 3rd Floor, San Diego, CA 92109
Hello all – Please join us next week for PB Democratic Club’s May meeting! This month will feature a panel of speakers from the San Diego area to discuss Climate Action from various standpoints.
Serge Dedina, Mayor of the City of Imperial Beach
Serge is the Mayor of the City of Imperial Beach. He is also co-founder and Executive Director of WILDCOAST. Serge received the Surf Industry’s Environmental Award, San Diego Zoological Society’s Conservation Medal, as well as the California Coastal Commission’s “Coastal Hero” Award in recognition of his conservation achievements. He was named a UCSD John Muir Fellow in 2013 and was honored as a 2016 Peter Benchley “Hero of the Sea.” Before co-founding WILDCOAST back in 2000, Serge was the founding Director of The Nature Conservancy’s Baja California – Sea of Cortez Program where he helped to initiate successful efforts to protect Loreto Bay National Park, Espiritu Santo Island Reserve, and Cabo Pulmo National Park. He grew up in Imperial Beach, California, and spent his childhood helping to preserve the Tijuana Estuary as a National Wildlife Refuge and has worked on water quality issues in the San Diego-Tijuana region since 1980. Serge is an avid surfer, swimmer, and former State of California Ocean Lifeguard.
Matthew Vasilakis, Climate Action Campaign
Climate Action Campaign has a simple mission: to stop climate change.
Climate change demands a revolution to democratize all forms of power—fossil fuels, solar, wind and most importantly, economic and political power. To stop climate change, we need experienced advocates and trained community members at the local, state, and national levels promoting relevant, achievable, and legally binding climate policies
Oscar Medina, Circulate SD
Our Mission: To create excellent mobility choices and vibrant, healthy neighborhoods.
What We Do: Circulate San Diego works to promote public transportation, active transportation (walking and bicycling), and accommodate sustainable growth.
Jay Jayakumar, San Diego 350
SanDiego350 is building a movement to prevent the worst impacts of climate change and climate injustice through education and outreach, public policy advocacy, and mobilizing people to take action. SanDiego350 is an inclusive volunteer organization building a movement to prevent the worst impacts of climate change and climate injustice. We strive to create a future that supports a livable planet and just society through education and outreach, public policy advocacy, and mobilizing people to take action.
PBDC is hosting a 2020 Presidential Candidate Debate Watch Party! – Come join us on Wednesday, June 26, to watch the first group of Democrats debate one another. The Watch Party will be held at Woodstock Pizza in Pacific Beach. We will be selling tickets for $15 each which includes pizza, salad, and soda and a seat in a private room set up for viewing the debate. Tickets are limited for this event so please either email [email protected] or chat with us in person at the next meeting to get your name on the list and purchase a ticket!
Shirts – Our shirts are in! If you put your size in for one of our awesome new PBDC shirts, you can pick it up at the May meeting! We have some extras and will order another batch when needed. Shirts are $25, payable to PBDC (via PayPal, Square, cash, or check).
Political Action Proposals – In February’s General Membership Meeting, PBDC unveiled a new plan to allow club members in good-standing to continue involvement in political activism on a year-round basis on the issues that we care about most, with the backing of the Club. As promised, a Political Action page has been added to the Club’s website, with instructions on how members can create their own political action proposals to propose to the Club. If there’s an issue that drives you, and you feel compelled to take action on it, we hope you’ll take advantage of this opportunity. Please visit our website for instructions: https://www.pbdemocrats.com/political-action
We hope to see you in May!