Club Meeting This Thursday!

Democrats for Equality,

Our next club meeting will be this Thursday, February 20th. Meeting starts at our special time of 6:30pm.

We will be meeting at the Joyce Beers Community Center in Hillcrest (3900 Vermont Street, San Diego, CA 92103).

No candidate endorsements this meeting, but we will be hearing a presentation on this year’s 2020 Census efforts and the importance of that, as well as conducting other club business including elections for our executive board.

Also on the agenda… we will have a discussion/action about permanently moving the meeting to 6:30pm. I have the power to call the meeting at whatever time, but honestly it’s best to open it up for everyone to discuss. It’s been a little refreshing to start earlier and finish earlier.

We will revisit the ranked-choice voting section of the bylaws regarding the limit to only three rounds. Another update to our bylaws includes codifying the Gloria Johnson Feminist Leadership Awards into the section regarding the Freedom Awards.

Apparently, as I was re-reading and checking the bylaws we somehow never actually added that in, so we will formally vote to include that language as well.

Check out the proposed Bylaw changes here.

Another topic we will be discussing and taking action on, as proposed by executive board member Michelle Krug, is voting on whether our club should become an organizational affiliate of CARA (California Alliance for Retired Americans). CARA is a statewide organization that unites retired workers and community groups to win social and economic justice, full civil rights, and a better, more secure future for ourselves, our families, and future generations.

Our friends at the San Diego Labor Democratic Club and the Rancho Bernardo Democratic Club are organizational affiliates, as are 16 other Democratic clubs from around the state.

Finally, prior to hearing the 2020 Census presentation, we will vote to consider two resolutions that will be heard at the upcoming California Democratic Party E-Board meeting next month.

The first, authored by club member Shane Parmely, is supporting equal healthcare access and privacy rights for transgender youth. There are 28 co-sponsors, including yours truly. Here’s the resolution language.

The second, which has been endorsed by our San Diego County Democratic Party and other county parties throughout the state, is supporting collective bargaining rights for state legislative staff. Here’s the resolution language.

So, we have a number of business items to take care of, and it might sound like a healthy agenda, but we can get through all of that relatively easy.

See y’all at our club meeting on Thursday!

I love you all,

Ryan Trabuco
Club President
San Diego Democrats for Equality

February 25 Meeting

Our guests will include a speaker from The League of Women Voters to discuss the 3 current ballot measures. We will then hear from a representative of No on C and a representative of Yes on C. Members in good standing will have an opportunity to vote to endorse or oppose measure C.

We will also be hearing from a representative from CountMe 2020 Census Outreach. The 2020 census is quickly approaching and it is important that everyone participate.

Joyce Beers Community Center, 3900 Vermont Ave.

6:30 p.m., social, 7:00 meeting

Feb 27 – Memorial Service for Robert Wilberg

Bob Wilberg was a club member for many years, and also served on the county Central Committee. His wife Nancy Miller pre-deceased him in 2012.

Nancy & Bob at the 2012 Roosevelt Dinner

Nancy & Bob at the 2012 Roosevelt Dinner

A memorial service will be held on Thursday, February 27. The cemetery service will be at 11:15AM-12:00PM at Miramar National Cemetery, 5795 Nobel Dr, San Diego, CA 92122.

Ruth Rollins will host a potluck at her house, 1268 Savoy St, San Diego, CA 92107, beginning at 12:30 PM.