Endorsement Alert for January 2020

Democrats for Equality,

Last night’s endorsement meeting resulted in several new additions to our list of club recommendations for the March 3rd Primary Election. This was our last endorsement meeting before the primary.

We considered all remaining candidates running to be our party’s nominee, and no candidate reached the required 60% threshold for endorsement.

However, club members in attendance voted to rate two candidates as “qualified” to be the next Democratic President of the United States: Senators Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren.

Given that our club membership is large and diverse, of course there were passionate feelings about a number of our Democratic presidential candidates. There is a strong consensus that should anyone eventually end up as our nominee, that any of our candidates would stand strong in stark, and superior contrast and comparison to what we have now in the White House.

That being said, both Senators Sanders and Warren received an overwhelming amount of support from our club members, and were voted as “qualified.”

If it means anything, club members unanimously voted to rate Donald Trump as “unacceptable.” Dude needs to be removed by the U.S. Senate — but, we probably just better pin our hopes on ensuring his 1-term atrocity stays a 1-term atrocity. We may be taking a trip out to Arizona to ensure we unseat him — and pick up a U.S. Senate seat — this November.

In the Carlsbad special election, club members voted to enthusiastically endorse Cori Schumacher for City Council in District 1.

We also considered several judicial candidates, and have endorsed in the following races:

Also, for the contest for Office 36, we have rated Shawn McMillan as UNACCEPTABLE.

Finally, we adopted the following positions on state and local measures that will appear on the March 3rd Primary ballot:

  • Proposition 13 (Statewide): Support
  • Measure B (San Diego County): Oppose
  • Measure C (City of San Diego): Support
  • Measure D (City of San Diego): Support
  • Measure E (City of Chula Vista): Support

It should be noted that Proposition 13 is *not that* Proposition 13. The proposition we are supporting is a corporate tax that will help fund local government. Also, club members were inconclusive in their support and opposition to Measure A that we have decided to not take a position on that measure.

For a full list of our club’s Primary Election endorsement recommendations, please check out our 2020 Endorsements page here.

This concludes our endorsement meetings prior to the March 3rd Primary Election. Between now and Election Day, let’s get out there and help support our endorsed and qualified candidates win — oh, and defeat those we have deemed rated as “unacceptable.”


Ryan Trabuco
Club President
San Diego Democrats for Equality

January meeting, change of date and new location!

Dear Members and Friends Spring Valley Lemon Grove Democratic Club,
We want to make sure we start the year off strong, because of the Holiday’s we are move the January meeting one week to the 15th so we can have the best turn out possible!

We also have a new location this year 13 Point Brewing Company at 8035 Broadway, Lemon Grove 91945 there is plenty of parking!

We will kick off this exciting year by looking at local issues in Lemon Grove and Spring Valley with a specific focus the Sales taxes increase on the March ballot for Lemon Grove and how we can increase it’s chances of success. Along with other important local issues and races.

We will also look at way to both expand membership and increase voter turn out. Please join us, bring a friend, or even two!

Cynthia Jurado

Spring Valley Lemon Grove Democratic Club

VOTER REGISTRATION Dates for January-March 2020

Voter registration will take place immediately following the new citizens Naturalization Ceremony.  Volunteers Needed, no need to pre-register, just show up .  Thank you.

When? January 15th, February 12th and March 25 from 10:15 AM to 12:30 PM

Where? In the Civic Theater Plaza, outside Golden Hall between 3rd Avenue and B Street.

A tutorial on the form and procedure will take place at 10:00 AM  for new volunteers.

Macy’s, at Horton Plaza, will validate for three hours free Parking. Validation machine is in the men’s shoe department, first floor. You can validate before or after the voter registration. 

If you have a blue t-shirt please wear it on registration day.

Contact Mercy Mandelbaum  [email protected]  or 619-435-1911 for further information.


It’s 2020 and time to get to work writing letters to a Super State. By starting early, we can beat Trump and the GOP and set up our country for a decade of sound policies. Swing Left has been honing its Super State strategy and Vote Forward has new data driven effective letters. 

Our next session is on Sunday, January 19th, from 3pm-5pm, at 605 First Street, Coronado. We’ll write letters followed by food, drinks and conviviality.  

Mark your calendars for the next 2 letter writing sessions, Sundays, 3pm-5pm at 605 First Street, Coronado. 

  • February 23, 2020
  • March 29, 2020

If you can, please bring 20 stamps. If you forget, no worries, we’ll still have plenty for everyone. 

Please let me know if you’re coming and friends you’re bringing so we’ll have enough tables set up and food. RSVP to Email: [email protected] or call (626) 893-9109.