October Meeting to Discuss Ballot Issues

October General Membership Meeting

Date: Thursday, October 4, 2018
Time: 6 p.m.
Location: Pacific Beach Recreation Center, 1405 Diamond Street

Join us on October 4th for our general club meeting. Items on the agenda include:

GO Team Materials Distribution – Members who attended the September GO Team training and/or have signed up with the County Party can pick up their voter address lists and door hangers at this meeting. Feel free to reach out to us if you have any questions on the materials or need a refresher.

Discussion on General Election Ballot Measures – We will hold a discussion on all ballot measures that will appear on the general election ballot for voters in San Diego County. A representative from the League of Women Voters will lead the discussion.

Presentation of new PB Democratic Club Website – The PB Democratic Club has created a new website. We’ll be presenting it and discussing the new features.

Hope to see you there!

Get Involved:
GO Team Precinct Walking and Calls: Oct. 5 – Oct. 21
For those of you who signed up for the County Party’s GO Team, please complete your precinct assignments between October 5th and October 21st.

Volunteer with a Campaign: We encourage you to contact the campaigns of our endorsed candidates and help them canvass, phone bank, or whatever else they need to get the word out!
A few suggestions:

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September is GoTeam Training!

September General

Membership Meeting

Date: Thursday, September 6, 2018

Time: 6 p.m.

Location: Pacific Beach Recreation Center,

1405 Diamond Street

San Diego, CA 92109

(PB Rec Center is at the corner of Diamond and Gresham. Look for our PB Dem Club banner. Leave time to park and walk to the recreation center.)

Join us for an all-important Get Out the Vote training in September! And we’re excited to have Assemblymember Todd Gloria as a featured speaker. We think it’ll be the most important club meeting of the year!

Featured presentations:

GO Team Training, San Diego County Democratic Party

Todd Gloria, Assemblymember Representing the 78th California Assembly District

Go Team Training – GO Team canvassing on behalf of the SD County Democratic Party with door hangers or by phone is the single most significant action all of us can take to positively impact the upcoming November 6th Election!

The SD County Democratic Party volunteer trainer will provide a free, quick, and intense GO Team training to attendees. Light snacks and beverages provided.

Our national, statewide, and local candidates need our help to get people to vote on November 6th. The 8% to 14% increase in voter turnout that results from even minimal GO Team contact in our precincts could swing the election for multiple close races and initiatives. Your canvassing will take much less time than you think… join us to find out how easy it is to reach out to voters and make a difference.

Show your dedication! Channel your anger and determination!
Help us to help America restore democratic values!

*PLEASE NOTE – Yard signs for several local candidates will be available for pick up at this meeting.*

Assemblymember Todd Gloria – In December 2016, Todd Gloria was sworn in as the California State Assemblymember for the 78th Assembly District making him only the second person of Filipino heritage ever elected to the California State Assembly and the Legislature’s only enrolled tribal member. In the Assembly, Todd has continued his advocacy for increased infrastructure investment and pragmatic and innovative solutions to housing and homelessness. To date, Todd has been able to successfully author, pass, and receive the Governor’s signature on 13 pieces of legislation dealing with important issues such as election reform, housing solutions, and cutting government red tape for small businesses. Todd is currently the Assembly’s Majority Whip.

A native San Diegan, Todd’s lifelong career in public service was inspired by a lesson his parents – a hotel maid and a gardener – taught him at a young age: if you truly care about something, then you should leave it better than you found it. That lesson continues to motivate Todd to improve the San Diego region and the State of California every single day.

Todd is a graduate of the University of San Diego and an enrolled member of the Tlingit Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska. He lives in the neighborhood of Mission Hills.


Please join Congressman Scott Peters for a Get Out the Vote Event September 9th!
Please come and join fellow activists, Indivisible, Progressive groups, and Democratic clubs in phone banking and canvassing for Congressman Peters. Meet fellow Democrats, Progressives, and Congressman Peters and help work to ensure the #BlueWave! Food and drinks will be provided throughout the day and dinner will be served during the evening phone bank with Congressman Peters!

When: Sunday, September 9th. Canvassing from 11am – 4pm and Phone Banking from 4 pm – 8pm.
Where: Peters Campaign Headquarters; location provided upon RSVP

RSVP at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/phone-bank-and-canvass-with-congressman-scott-peters-ca-52-tickets-49370959870

Other Events:
There are several other ways to get involved locally! We have a few suggestions:

Canvassing for Dr. Jen Campbell – August 25th
Hosted by San Diego Indivisible
Please come out & join Indivisible to help canvass and get out the vote for Dr. Jen, running for City Council District 2 to replace Lorie Zapf. 11am-2pm.
Event Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/398263087244362/?ti=icl

Walk with Nathan Fletcher and Dr. Jen – August 26th
Hosted by Dr. Jen for City Council & Nathan Fletcher for County Board of Supervisors
Join local Democratic activists knocking doors throughout San Diego as we support two candidates who will fight back against Trump’s hateful agenda. 1pm-3pm.
Event Link: https://drjen2018.com/event/walk-with-nathan-fletcher-and-dr-jen/

Rise for Climate March – September 8th
Join SanDiego350 and partners for the next big climate mobilization! Thousands of San Diegans will stand with climate advocates worldwide for this global day of action ahead of the Global Climate Action Summit in San Francisco. 10am-2pm, Civic Center Plaza.
Event Link: https://rise4climate.org/



A big thank you for attending PBDC’s annual summer picnic!
We had a blast, and we hope you did, too.



Your membership with the club makes sure that you are directly linked to all of the exciting, important, and critical work your fellow members and sister organizations are doing at the local, county, state and national level to promote Democratic values and principles. Join or Renew your membership todayEmail us if you have any questions.

August Meeting is Sizzling!

Mara Elliot

Pacific Beach Democratic Club

August Monthly Meeting

Thursday, August 2, 2018

Pacific Beach Recreation Center

1405 Diamond Street

San Diego, CA 92109

6:00 PM-8:00 PM

You won’t want to miss this month’s meeting featuring our very own San Diego City Attorney, Mara Elliot. Listen to Mara talk about local issues and hear her answer your questions.

Mara W. Elliott was elected City Attorney of San Diego in 2016 after serving as the Chief Deputy City Attorney for the Office’s Public Services Section and legal adviser to the City’s Independent Audit Committee and Environment Committee. Mara and the lawyers in her section held polluters accountable, reformed city contracting, cut administrative red tape, and strengthened the city’s Living Wage and Non-Discrimination in Contracting Ordinances.

Additionally, we will have a panel of speakers who will discuss energy alternatives and initiatives. The panel includes:

Neil Gerber, Project Developer with Sullivan Solar Power. Neil will cover some solar basics, time of use rates, and battery storage.

Mark Hughes, Climate Action Campaign. Mark will talk about local energy initiatives that CAC is involved with included community choice energy

Dan King, Assistant City Manager for Solana Beach. Solana Beach is the first city in San Diego county to switch to community choice energy. Dan will speak about the city’s decision to adopt CCE and their experience thus far.

Paul Cleary, Executive Director for GRID Alternatives San Diego. GRID Alternatives San Diego bridges the solar divide, bringing solar energy to low-income families who couldn’t otherwise afford it while training the green workforce of tomorrow. Paul will talk about what GRID Alternatives is currently doing in the SD community.

Remember that everyone is welcome to attend our monthly meetings. If you are a club member, bring a friend along this month. Coffee and water are always provided along with snacks. Feel free to contribute by bringing your favorite snack to share.

Also, don’t forget to join us at Stone Brewery (2816 Historic Decatur Road) on Friday, July 27th for “Drinks with Donkeys”. This friendly get together of like-minded people is open to all and just a great way to unwind after a busy week. We will be there from 6-9 pm.

PB Dems Endorse City Council and County Supervisor Candidates

The Pacific Beach Democratic Club is proud to announce the endorsements of Jennifer H. Campbell,MD, who is running for San Diego City Council District 2 and Nathan Fletcher, candidate for District 4 County Supervisors in the November 6, 2018 General Election. Following the results of the June Primary, the PB Democratic Club voted at their monthly meeting held July 12, 2018 to endorse these two candidates.

Click here for a list of all candidates endorsed by the Pacific Beach Democratic Club:

2018 Endorsements