May 12 – Supporting Mothers

Join us for a Mother’s Day discussion on how we can create better policies to support mothers and the implications of motherhood as it intersects with economic inequality. Featured speakers include: 


Dr. Doreen Mattingly, Professor and Chair of Women’s Studies, SDSU. Since coming to SDSU in 1995, Dr. Mattingly has taught a total of sixteen different courses, including her popular classes on women and politics, women’s movements and activism, and globalization and development.  In 2016 she was the recipient of the College of Arts and Letters Excellence in Teaching Award. Her most recent book, A Feminist in the White House: Midge Costanza, the Carter Years, and America’s Culture Wars (New York: Oxford University Press, 2016), chronicles the political career of a feminist who served as assistant to the president for public liaison under President Jimmy Carter. Dr. Mattingly’s current research investigates the California feminist movement of the 1970s, especially in its engagement with political institutions. 

Dr. Rebecca Fielding-Miller, Assistant Professor at the University of California, San Diego in the Division of Infectious Disease and Global Public Health and the Center on Gender Equity and Health. Her research examines structural drivers of HIV and gender based violence in the United States and sub-Saharan Africa with a focus on the intersection of race, gender, and economic inequality. She holds an MSPH in International Health, Social and Behavioral Interventions from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, and a PhD in Behavioral Sciences and Health Education from Emory University. She served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in South Africa from 2006-2008 and as a Fulbright Scholar in Swaziland in 2013-2014.


Additional Agenda Items/ Speakers

Councilmember Chris Ward will briefly answer questions regarding recent City Council actions.

Carl Yaekel of Citizen’s Climate Lobby will update us on The Energy Innovation Act (H.R. 763). 

We will consider support for SB528, a bill that would give local governments, through expansion of the IBank, a low interest infrastructure loan option beyond what they are currently getting from large commercial banks.


Our meetings are CHILD FRIENDLY- we will have toys, coloring books, snacks, etc. in a “kid space” at the rear of the meeting hall.

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May 12, 2019
4:00PM – 5:30PM

[email protected]
(619) 800-5098

Point Loma Assembly
3035 Talbot St
San DIego, CA 92106

Directions and parking information


Social Time
Members are encouraged to get together from 3:30PM before the meeting starts, please bring whatever light drinks/snacks that you’d like to share.

After the meeting ends we suggest adjourning to the Point Break Cafe at 2743 Shelter Island Dr to continue our progressive conversation. Happy Hour is until 6:30pm.

Apr 21 – Tasha Williamson – Criminal Justice Reform & Compassion Project

Tasha Williamson is the co-founder of The Compassion Project, a small group of community activists who support families when they lose a loved one to violence. She was named “Voice of the Year” for 2018 by Voice of San Diego and recently announced her campaign for Mayor at the San Diego Women’s March.

“Tasha Williamson is what some officials derisively call an “agitator,” and she seems to welcome the attack. She’s also a capable and effective spokesperson for neighborhoods of color.”

Voice of San Diego

“Tasha Williamson is a community advocate who is ready to take what she’s learned and translate it to public office…You may have heard of her work with the San Diego Compassion Project or other community efforts to support San Diegans who need help fighting for their rights, justice or resources to thrive in San Diego.”

San Diego Union Tribune


Votes regarding letters of support for the following legislation:

Support  AB392 –Peace officers: deadly force.
– Introduced by Weber & McCarty

This bill is to raise the minimum standard requirement that allows police officers to use deadly force on civilian from “reasonable” to “necessary”. This law has not changed since 1872. If passed, the police officer will be required to exhaust all alternative tactics including de-escalation first.

Support ACA6– Elections: disqualification of electors
– Introduced by McCarty, Bonta, Gonzalez, Kalra, Kamlager-Dove & Weber

This bill is to restore the voting right of felons who have completed their sentence & are currently on parole.

Template for support letter available here.

Support AB1076 – Criminal records: automatic relief 
– Introduced by Ting

This bill is to eliminate the complicated court process of expunging arrest & conviction records & make it automatic. This law will only apply to cases that are already eligible to be expunged.  

Template for support letter available here.

Votes regarding letters of opposition for the following legislation:

Oppose SB230– Law enforcement: use of deadly force: training: policies
– Introduced by Caballero

This bill requires POST to develop training. However, this training only includes “adequate consideration” of a list of subjects but without any specificity as to what that training should look like. In addition, this bill does not require that any officer actually go through the training.

Template for oppose letter available here.


We will also discuss upcoming bylaw revisions and local events.


Our meetings are CHILD FRIENDLY- we will have toys, coloring books, snacks, etc. in a “kid space” at the rear of the meeting hall.


PointLomaAssemblyMap

April 21, 2019
4:00PM – 5:30PM

Point Loma Assembly,  3035 Talbot Street, San Diego, CA 92106 (map)

For additional info call (619) 800-5098
Directions and parking information


Social Time
Members are encouraged to get together from 3:30PM before the meeting starts, please bring whatever light drinks/snacks that you’d like to share.

After the meeting ends we suggest adjourning to the Point Break Cafe at 2743 Shelter Island Dr to continue our progressive conversation. Happy Hour is until 6:30pm.

Mar 24 – General Meeting – Ocean Conservation

Join us for our March General Meeting, where we’ll discuss local efforts in Ocean Conservation!

Guest Speakers include Roger Kube of Surfrider, Alicia Amerson of Projects for Wildlife, and Will Moore of Business for Good.

Our meetings are CHILD FRIENDLY- we will have toys, coloring books, snacks, etc. in a “kid space” at the rear of the meeting hall.


Membership – Join or Renew

Club membership is open to all registered Democrats.

Associate memberships are also available for non-registered Democrats who intend to register when they become eligible or are registered as No Party Preference (NPP).

Benefits of membership include:

  • Dues support club events and help elect Democratic candidates
  • Vote on club business and endorsements
  • Ability to take part in club discussions (only members are recognized to speak at club meetings)
  • Discounts on entry for Summer and Winter club parties
  • Discounts for certain San Diego County Democratic Party events
  • Discounts for t-shirts and other club accessories

Memberships paid from November 1, are good through the end of the following year.

President’s Circle and Patron members are listed on the Club website (unless they request otherwise).

Please click here to purchase your membership online (you will be taken to a secure payment site, we don’t store any of your payment details).

If you prefer you can pay by check or cash by clicking here.


PointLomaAssemblyMap

March 24, 2019
4:00PM – 5:30PM

Point Loma Assembly,  3035 Talbot Street, San Diego, CA 92106 (map)

For additional info call (619) 800-5098
Directions and parking information


Social Time
Members are encouraged to get together from 3:30PM before the meeting starts, please bring whatever light drinks/snacks that you’d like to share.

After the meeting ends we suggest adjourning to the Point Break Cafe at 2743 Shelter Island Dr to continue our progressive conversation. Happy Hour is until 6:30pm.

Feb 3 – General Meeting – Rafael Castellanos to Speak on the Blue Economy – Annual Elections of Officers

Our meeting this month is earlier than usual to accommodate performances of the Point Loma Playhouse with their new production A Permanent Image.


Rafael Castellanos, who recently stepped down as Chairman of the Port Commission, will speak to us about the Blue Economy in San Diego.

“The San Diego region’s economic development potential depends on our ability to fully realize the opportunities presented by the ocean. With a commitment of $1 million a year for five years, the Port of San Diego has developed a Blue Economy Incubator to support early stage and market ready ventures. Some of this money is already going to our first round of demonstration pilot projects, which include copper remediation, vessel washing, and smart marina optimization technologies. Aquanauts, deep-sea explorers, marine equipment operators, marine spatial planners, underwater robotics technicians – these are just some of the great blue jobs of the future. We can’t even begin to imagine some of the other great blue jobs that will be created.”


We have our Annual Election of officers, with Ruth Rollins presiding as head of the nominating committee.

Candidates from the floor will be accepted as well as candidates for:

    President, Merrin Muxlow
    Vice President, Angela Hawkins
    Secretary, Gary Werchak
    Treasurer, Dave Furlano

Western Service Workers Association Super Bowl Sunday Tamale Benefit

If you ordered Tamales we’ll have those ready for collection at the meeting. If you didn’t you can still order them now:

Suggested donation: $20 per dozen or $10 for 1⁄2 dozen

Your choice of tamales: Chicken, Pork or Vegan

Orders available for pick-up at: La Jolla United Methodist Church 6063 La Jolla Blvd., La Jolla, CA 92037 (map)

Saturday, February 2, 2019 1:00 to 5:00 p.m.

For delivery, call (619) 238-9763


Membership – Join or Renew

Club membership is open to all registered Democrats.

Associate memberships are also available for non-registered Democrats who intend to register when they become eligible or are registered as No Party Preference (NPP).

Benefits of membership include:

  • Dues support club events and help elect Democratic candidates
  • Vote on club business and endorsements
  • Ability to take part in club discussions (only members are recognized to speak at club meetings)
  • Discounts on entry for Summer and Winter club parties
  • Discounts for certain San Diego County Democratic Party events
  • Discounts for t-shirts and other club accessories

Memberships paid from November 1, are good through the end of the following year.

President’s Circle and Patron members are listed on the Club website (unless they request otherwise).

Please click here to purchase your membership online (you will be taken to a secure payment site, we don’t store any of your payment details).

If you prefer you can pay by check or cash by clicking here.


PointLomaAssemblyMap
February 3, 2019
4:00PM – 5:30PM

Point Loma Assembly,  3035 Talbot Street, San Diego, CA 92106 (map)

For additional info call (619) 800-5098
Directions and parking information


Social Time
Members are encouraged to get together from 3:30PM before the meeting starts, please bring whatever light drinks/snacks that you’d like to share.

After the meeting ends we suggest adjourning to the Point Break Cafe at 2743 Shelter Island Dr to continue our progressive conversation. Happy Hour is until 6:30pm.

78th Assembly District Election Meeting

The Assembly District Election Meetings (ADEMS) are held every two years to elect 7 “self-identified female” and 7 “other than self-identified female” to be Assembly District Delegates (ADDs) to represent the Assembly District they are registered as a Democrat in.  

AD Delegates are elected this January, by you!

Several Point Loma Democratic Club members are running in their Districts (check all candidates here) and would welcome your support. It’s a lot of fun, and you can bring your friends. You have to be a registered Democrat to vote, but your friends can change their registration on the day at the event.

Sunday January 13th

78th Assembly District
Musicians Association (same place as 2017), 1717 Morena Blvd (map)

78 ADEM Candidates include clubmembers:

• Merrin Muxlow, our VP

• Deborah Currier, our Secretary

• Susan Peinado, our former President (also running for E-Board)

• Brian Polejes

• Gregg Robinson

• Joe LaCava

• Jordan Beane

• Kevin Lourens

Doors open at 12pm
Speeches start at 12:30pm
Voting starts at 1:00pm
Voting closes at 3:00pm

78th Assembly District

If you’re not sure of your Assembly District you can check it here.

AD Delegates to the Democratic State Central Committee (DSCC) are responsible for planning and attending informational meetings throughout the region and working with other DSCC delegates throughout California to represent their community. 

AD Delegates vote on behalf of the community they represent at CDP Regional Meetings, the California Democratic Party Convention, and those who are also elected to serve as an Executive Board member are responsible for voting and representing their community at the semi-annual E-Board meetings. 

Jan 13 – Party Chair Candidate Discussion

We hope you enjoyed some quality downtime over the holidays and are fully revived – ready to roll for what promises to be an exciting political year!

We’ve had to change the dates of our first meetings of the year at the Point Loma Assembly due to circumstances beyond our control.

This Sunday, January 13th, 4pm (after the ADEM elections) meet the Candidates for Chair of the San Diego County Democratic Party, Craig Roberts and Will Rodriguez-Kennedy!

The San Diego County Democratic Party is the official organization for Democrats in the fifth-largest county in the U.S. With more than 500,000 members, our local party represents the second-largest community of Democrats in California. As the local embodiment of “America’s Majority Party” for voters and candidates alike, it advances our goals through voter registration, candidate support, precinct organization, and support with fundraising and infrastructure.

Will and Craig are both running for Party Chair. Come find out more about our local party, what it does, and their respective visions for its future!


Our February meeting is on Sunday, February 3rd, 4pm (at which we’ll elect new officers for 2019)


ADEM Elections

The Assembly District Election Meetings (ADEMS) are held every two years to elect 7 “self-identified female” and 7 “other than self-identified female” to be Assembly District Delegates (ADDs) to represent the Assembly District they are registered as a Democrat in.  

AD Delegates are elected this January, by you! Several Point Loma Democratic Club members are running in their Districts (check all candidates here) and would welcome your support. It’s a lot of fun, and you can bring your friends. You have to be a registered Democrat to vote, but your friends can change their registration on the day at the event.

Saturday January 12

   80th Assembly District

   Olivewood Clubhouse, National City

Sunday January 13th

   78th Assembly District

   Musicians Association (same place as 2017), 1717 Morena Blvd

78 ADEM Candidates include clubmembers:

• Merrin Muxlow, our VP

• Deborah Currier, our Secretary

• Susan Peinado, our former President (also running for E-Board)

• Brian Polejes

• Gregg Robinson

• Joe LaCava

• Jordan Beane

• Kevin Lourens

Saturday January 26th

   79th Assembly District

   Johnson Elementary on Kelton

Sunday January 27th

   75th Assembly District

   Paloma Elementary School, 660 Camino Magnificio, San Marcos 92069

   76th Assembly District

   Oceanside Public Library, 330 N. Coast Hwy, Oceanside 92054

   77th Assembly District

   IBEW Local 465, 7444 Trade Street

Doors open at 12pm

Speeches start at 12:30pm

Voting starts at 1:00pm

Voting closes at 3:00pm

If you’re not sure of your Assembly District you can check it here.

AD Delegates to the Democratic State Central Committee (DSCC) are responsible for planning and attending informational meetings throughout the region and working with other DSCC delegates throughout California to represent their community. 

AD Delegates vote on behalf of the community they represent at CDP Regional Meetings, the California Democratic Party Convention, and those who are also elected to serve as an Executive Board member are responsible for voting and representing their community at the semi-annual E-Board meetings. 


Super Bowl Sunday Tamale Benefit

We’ll be taking orders for the Western Service Workers Association annual Tamale Benefit at our January 13th meeting.

Suggested donation: $20 per dozen or $10 for 1⁄2 dozen

Your choice of tamales: Chicken, Pork or Vegan

Orders available for pick-up at: La Jolla United Methodist Church 6063 La Jolla Blvd., La Jolla, CA 92037 (map)

Saturday, February 2, 2019 1:00 to 5:00 p.m.

For delivery, call (619) 238-9763


Membership – Join or Renew

Club membership is open to all registered Democrats.

Associate memberships are also available for non-registered Democrats who intend to register when they become eligible or are registered as No Party Preference (NPP).

Benefits of membership include:

• Dues support club events and help elect Democratic candidates

• Vote on club business and endorsements

• Ability to take part in club discussions (only members are recognized to speak at club meetings)

• Discounts on entry for Summer and Winter club parties

• Discounts for certain San Diego County Democratic Party events

• Discounts for t-shirts and other club accessories

Memberships paid from November 1, are good through the end of the following year.

President’s Circle and Patron members are listed on the Club website (unless they request otherwise).

Please click here to purchase your membership online (you will be taken to a secure payment site, we don’t store any of your payment details).

If you prefer you can pay by check or cash by clicking here.

Membership Levels

President’s Circle $500

In addition to full membership rights listed below as an Individual, a President’s Circle Member receives free admission to club sponsored events (i.e., holiday and annual BBQ functions) and invitations to complimentary receptions. Additionally, President’s Circle members are listed prominently on the Club website in special recognition of their support for the Club.

Patron $300

In addition to full membership rights listed below as an Individual, a Patron

receives free admission to club sponsored events (i.e., holiday and annual BBQ functions) and invitations to complimentary receptions. Additionally, Patrons are listed prominently on the Club website in recognition of their support for the Club.

Sponsor $150

In addition to full membership rights listed below as an Individual, a Sponsor

receives discounts at club sponsored events. Additionally, Sponsors are listed on the Club website in recognition of their support for the Club.

Sustaining $75

In addition to full membership rights listed below as an Individual, Sustaining

Members receive discounts at club sponsored events and invitations to

complimentary receptions.

Individual $20

At this level, the Individual is a “member in good standing” with all the rights and benefits associated with that term as defined elsewhere in the Bylaws. An Individual member may also serve as an officer of the Club, serve on committees, and upon appointment by an Executive Board officer; represent the Club with non-Club events and groups.

Associate $20

An individual who is ineligible to register as a Democrat (or are registered as No Party Preference) may become an Associate of the Club. An Associate can attend all open Club meetings, participate in discussion and interact with speakers in the same manner as any other member. An Associate is ineligible to vote at Club events, shall not hold a position as a Club officer and shall not serve as head of a Club committee. An associate shall not represent the Club at Democratic Party activities.

Student $5 (In full-time education with presentation of proof)

At this level, a Student is a “member in good standing” with all the rights and

benefits associated with that term as defined elsewhere in the Bylaws. A Student in full-time education may also serve as an officer of the Club, serve on committees, and upon appointment by an Executive Board officer; represent the Club with non-Club events and groups.

When joining online you agree to the following:

• I am a United States citizen or a permanent resident alien.

• This contribution is not made from the general treasury funds of a corporation, labor organization or national bank.

• This contribution is not made from the treasury of an entity or person who is a federal contractor.

• The funds I am contributing are not being provided to me by another person or entity for the purpose of making this contribution.

Please Note: Contributions are not tax deductible for federal income tax purposes.


PointLomaAssemblyMap
January 13, 2019
4:00PM – 5:30PM

Point Loma Assembly,  3035 Talbot Street, San Diego, CA 92106

For additional info call (619) 800-5098
Directions and parking information


Social Time
Members are encouraged to get together from 3:30PM before the meeting starts, please bring whatever light drinks/snacks that you’d like to share.

After the meeting ends we suggest adjourning to the Point Break Cafe at 2743 Shelter Island Dr to continue our progressive conversation. Happy Hour is until 6:30pm.