Notes from June 2019 Meeting – Endorsements, Convention Reports, Bookclub, PR & Media

Democratic Woman’s Club of San Diego County
Monday, June 17, 2019, Monthly Meeting, Elijah’s Restaurant

Welcome and Introductions

President Susan Peinado opened the meeting at 7:00pm.
Welcome to members and guests.
Approval of agenda (Motion: Yvonne Elkin).
Welcome to guests and new members.
Introduction of club officers, chairs, and club associates.
Introduction of Angela de Joseph as Public Relations and Media Chair and Nicole Jones as South Bay Club Associate.
Recognition of other clubs’ officers.

Elected Officials

  • Barbara Bry – San Diego City Council District 1
  • Doug Case for Toni Atkins – CA Senate President pro Tem District 39


  • Harid Puentes – Candidate for San Diego City Council District 1
  • Raul Campillo – Candidate for San Diego City Council District 7
  • Terra Lawson-Remer – Candidate for County Board of Supervisors District 3
  • Nora Vargas – Candidate for County Board of Supervisors District 1
  • Joe LaCava – Candidate for San Diego City Council District 1
  • Sharon Larios – Candidate for San Diego City Council District 7
  • Cory Briggs – Candidate for City Attorney
  • Aniya Brown for William Moore – Candidate for San Diego City Council District 1
  • Kenya Taylor – Candidate for County Board of Supervisor District 2
  • Steph Groce – Candidate for San Diego School Board Seat A
  • Joaquin Vazquez – Candidate for Congress District 53
  • Nick Serrano for Todd Gloria – Candidate for Mayor of San Diego
  • Delfina Gonzalez – Candidate for Chula Vista City Council District 4

Jay Jayakumar of spoke in support of the Green New Deal Resolution for DEM Clubs. Anne-Marie Kaukonen motioned that the club vote on supporting the resolution at the July meeting. Unanimous approval.

Bubby and cake served to celebrate the 5th anniversary of the Democratic Woman’s Club!

Endorsement Committee, Chair Yvonne Elkin

Motion to approve July endorsement calendar (Doreen Mattingly)
Unanimous approval.

June Endorsements (*Friendly Incumbents):

  • Chula Vista City Council District 3* Steve Padilla: 34 in favor, 0 against, 1 abstention
  • San Diego City Council District 9* Georgette Gomez: 35 in favor, 0 against
  • Assembly District 80* Lorena Gonzalez (Mary Latibashvilli representing): 31 in favor, 4 against
  • CA State Senate 39* Toni Atkins (Doug Case representing): 34 in favor, 0 against
  • Congressional District 49* Mike Levin (Hunter Phillips representing): 33 in favor, 0 against

Officers Reports

  • Treasurer’s Report, Rosamond Blevins reported the bank balance and showed the check out cards for the club’s Little Free Library
  • Secretary’s Report, Cathie Hyatt with a reminder of mobile Little Free Library and a plea for donated books
  • Communications Chair, John Loughlin asked everyone to signup for the clubs’s group
  • President’s Report, Susan Peinado. Skivvies for Stand Down, an annual three-day event run by Veterans Village of San Diego. This year undergarments are requested— new underwear, bras and undershirts for men, women and children in need. Book Club – Our next book: “How All Politics Became Reproductive Politics, from welfare reform to foreclosure to Trump” by Laura Briggs. Discussion at Women’s Museum on August 8. O.B. Chili Cook Off 6/22 – Booth with Point Loma Dems

Convention Debrief

  • Angela de Joseph
  • Ellen Nash
  • Yvonne Elkin
  • Lauren Beir
  • Katie Meyer
  • Andrea Cubit
  • Michelle Krug

Announcements from the floor:

  • Katie Myer: SD Progressive Club Meeting/Forum City Council Dist 1 & 3
  • Michelle Krug: Backpack Full of Cash – screening 6/20, 4pm, Chesterton School, CPI gathering at Jacobs, 6/20 Center– see Michelle for info
  • Anne Hoiberg: 100 Years Anniversary of Women’s Right to Vote, 8/25/19, Organ Pavilion, 4pm
  • Oren Robinson: Jewish Voice for Peace San Diego event 6/22
  • John Loughlin: World Refugee Day 6/22


Meeting adjourned: 9pm
Next regular meeting is 7pm, Monday, July 15, 2019, Elijah’s Restaurant.

Notes by Cathie Hyatt, Secretary

Club Meeting: July 9

Hello, Clairemont Democrats!

Join us for our next club meeting on Tuesday, July 9th at 7:00pm inside Elijah’s Restaurant (7061 Clairemont Mesa Blvd., San Diego 92111).

Last month we heard a presentation from Jay Jayakumar about the draft of the Green New Deal. This month we will formally take a vote to endorse a resolution in support. Check out the draft resolution here, and take a look at the presentation on PowerPoint here.

Also, due to candidate scheduling we will push our endorsement recommendation for San Diego City Attorney to our club meeting in August.

If you have suggestions or ideas about meeting topics or event types that you’d like us to host, please email them to me or visit our Facebook page.

If you would like to join, or renew your club membership ($20 dues), please do so on our membership page. You may also renew at the meeting. Or, if you would prefer to mail a check, here is our PO Box information:

Clairemont Democratic Club
PO Box 178846
San Diego, CA 92117

It is our shared responsibility to ensure that people are informed, educated, and not mystified by stage craft, economic bribery or the feeling of helplessness. We have so many exciting things in store for our Clairemont Democratic Club members. We look forward to seeing each and every one of you at one (but hopefully all) of our meetings and events.

July Updates

Dear Friends and Members of the Spring Valley Lemon Grove Democratic Club,

We will not be meeting in July or August. Instead there are other great events planned!

The San Diego County Democratic Party will be cohosting the La Mesa – Foothills Democratic Club’s 6th Annual Party in the Park on Wednesday, July 3, from 5:00 to 8:30 p.m. in Harry Griffen Park.

Guests will enjoy free BBQ hot dogs, refreshments, the famous pie-baking contest, music, great conversation, and family friendly fun. There’s no better way to celebrate the long Independence Day holiday than with fellow Democratic Party activists!

Federal, state, and local elected officials and candidates will be speaking to attendees. Feel free to bring your lawn chair, a cooler, and your progressive enthusiasm! The park is located at 9550 Milden Street, La Mesa Street, CA 91942. For questions or to RSVP, please contact Jeff Benesch at [email protected].

We will be joining other Democrats marching the San Diego Pride Parade July 13, the parade is one of the largest in the country and attracts over 200,000 supporters every year! We will meet at 9:00 am at the DMV in Hillcrest. Look for the San Diego County Democratic Party and also the San Diego Democrats for Equality we will be marching together.

In August will we be having a summer party and birthday celebration for George Gastil, more detail on that to come!

So join us for these great event. Have a safe, fun and productive summer!

Cynthia Jurado

Spring Valley Lemon Grove Democratic Club

Jun 22 – 40th Annual OB Street Fair & Chili Cook-Off

It’s June, the start of the Presidential debates (June 26 and 27). We don’t have our regular meeting at the Point Loma Assembly this month, instead we have it at the OB Street Fair! We have to start registering voters and firing up San Diegans to pay attention and get rid of this administration.

We’ll engage with voters, learn their issues and understand who they want us to back in upcoming elections. Remember, the California Primary is in March and vote by mail ballots will drop in February 2020!

If you want to volunteer to learn the issues, walk your precinct, get involved and contribute, come see us at the Street Fair, and bring your friends, family, pets, anyone who wants to make America smart again.

Details of the Street Fair are available here.

The fair runs from 10am – 8pm with lots of events for all the family.

June 25 Program

Our guest speaker will be the newly elected San Diego County Democratic Party Chairperson, Will Rodriguez-Kennedy.  We will be hearing about how the county and state Democratic parties work, what an ADEM and CADEM is, and all about the upcoming county races in 2020 and more!

Please join us at Joyce Beers Community Center at 6:30 p.m. for social, meeting begins at 7:00 p.m. 

June 17 – Endorsements, Convention Reports, Bookclub, PR & Media

We have a fun-packed, full agenda for our June Meeting.

We all survived the rollercoaster of the California Democratic Party State Convention, where we met over a dozen presidential candidates up close and personal. We will be giving reports about our experiences and, if you went, we’d love to have you tell us what impressed you, and what didn’t.

Let’s give a big shoutout to club member Michelle Krug who was elected our Region 20 Director. Congratulations!

Our first bookclub meeting last month was a great start, combined with a Happy Hour with the Point Loma Democratic Club. But our next one will be more serious, with a discussion hopefully lead by Dr. Doreen Mattingly. The book is “How All Politics Became Reproductive Politics, from welfare reform to foreclosure to Trump” by Laura Briggs, University of California Press, ISBN 978-0-520-28191-2 (download PDF flyer).We will aim for mid-summer, probably August, based on Dr. Mattingly’s availability.

Introduction of proposed Bylaw change.

Introduction of our new Public Relations and Media Committee.

We start our 2019 Endorsement season at this meeting! The Committee has been working hard and for our June meeting here are the races scheduled to be considered for endorsement:

  • Chula Vista City Council District 3* Steve Padilla
  • San Diego City Council District 9* Georgette Gomez
  • Assembly District 80* Lorena Gonzalez
  • CA State Senate 39* Toni Atkins
  • Congressional District 49* Mike Levin
  • indicates these are Friendly Incumbents

To note the changes from our discussion at our last meeting:

  • Dr Shirley Weber asked for Assembly District 80 to be moved to Aug, so we will
  • Scott Peters – June does not work for him, so we will reschedule the Congressional District 52 meeting
  • We haven’t heard back from Tasha Boerner-Horvath so we decided to postpone the Assembly District 76 consideration

And we are moving the San Diego City Attorney race to July because of the change from Friendly Incumbent as Ms Elliot now has a challenger in that race, Cory Briggs.

Next meeting we will celebrate our 5th Anniversary, with champagne and cake!
See everyone at Elijah’s —MTS routes 44 and 60. If you need a ride home afterwards, contact us beforehand so we can arrange carpools.

Come early and socialize with club members and officers. Officers are usually there by 6PM and are available to talk and answer questions.

Order dinner or a drink to sustain you, and the restaurant!