Sending Positive Thoughts to Steve Padilla

Democrats for Equality,

Unfortunately, COVID-19 has hit a little too close to home.

Late yesterday, our dear friend Steve Padilla announced on social media that he had tested positive for the Coronavirus.

On behalf of the club, we want to offer any positive thoughts and send as many good vibes as we can to Steve for a quick recovery.

I was texting with Steve last night after he posted the video and seemed to be in good spirits all things considered. He is self-isolating at home and working remotely continuing his duties as a Chula Vista City Councilmember and as Chair of the California Coastal Commission.

Steve is the first reported case among our local elected officials. Here’s his post from Facebook last night:

According to NBC San Diego, San Diego County has not yet released its latest official Coronavirus numbers from Saturday, March 14 as of 7:35 this morning. County HHSA has reported at least 10 presumptive positive cases of COVID-19 as of Friday. You can check data monitored from the County on their website here.

Out of precaution for everyone’s health and well-being, we announced a few days ago that we were cancelling our club meeting this month.

At this time, California public health officials are suggesting that larger gatherings be postponed at least until the end of March, so hopefully we can all get back together at our next regularly scheduled meeting on Thursday, April 16.

We are all monitoring the day-to-day on the Coronavirus pandemic. If anything changes, we’ll be sure to let you know!

Again, please send positive thoughts and well-wishes to Steve as he recovers.

We need you back at 100%!

Ryan Trabuco
Club President
San Diego Democrats for Equality

No Club Meeting This Month!

Democrats for Equality,

Yesterday, Governor Gavin Newsom issued a statement advising against larger gatherings and meetings, this after a number of other large events have been cancelled throughout the state and around the country due to health concerns.

Earlier this week, our upcoming CADEM Executive Board meeting was cancelled, Council of Clubs announced they were cancelling their meeting this weekend, and some of the larger Democratic clubs like ours are also cancelling their meetings this month too.

Out of precaution for everyone’s health and well-being, I am making the call to cancel our scheduled club meeting this month.

At this time, California public health officials are suggesting that larger gatherings be postponed at least until the end of March, so hopefully we can all get back together at our next regularly scheduled meeting on Thursday, April 16.

Of course, like I’m sure everyone is, we are all monitoring the day-to-day on the Coronavirus pandemic. If anything changes, we’ll be sure to let you know!

On the plus side, Alaska Airlines has $99 one-way tickets to Hawaii… in case you’re interested!

Love you all,

Ryan Trabuco
Club President
San Diego Democrats for Equality

Weds, April 15th, 8:00am Coffee with Democrats @ Fallbrook Coffee Co. 622 S. Mission

Have some coffee with the Fallbrook Democrats.  Every 3rd Wednesday morning at 8:00am a small group of us civic leaders and interested members gather at the Fallbrook Coffee Company for friendly conversation.
This month we will be talking about the March primary and the 2020 political calendar.

Buy your own at the counter and join us in the back room for some informal talk on local politics and news.

Members can renew for 2020 at this time and new members can join.

March 24 Program

Chelsey Birgisdottir from the ACLU will be our guest speaker.

2020 has brought a new report by Campaign Zero that looks at the issue of racial and identity profiling in CA by the San Diego Police Department and San Diego Sheriff Department’s data and analyzes it for disparities. Unsurprisingly, it confirmed what many communities across California have shared about their experience with the police: that people are being profiled and policed differently based on their identity. With this new data, we now have numbers to understand the severity of biased policing issues.

ACLU of San Diego and Imperial Counties will share findings from these latest reports and share how to get involved in our #ENDTHESTOPS campaign. After seeing the data, we hope you will join us in fighting for racial justice and police accountability in San Diego!

Please join us Tuesday, March 24 at Joyce Beers Community Center, 3900 Vermont. 6:30 p.m., social, 7:00 p.m., program. We are open to the public!

Club Meeting: Tuesday, March 10

Hello, Clairemont Democrats!

Join us for our next club meeting next Tuesday, March 10th at 7:00pm inside Elijah’s Restaurant (7061 Clairemont Mesa Blvd., San Diego 92111).

We will conduct club elections for our board, look at results from the Primary Election, and hear a presentation from SDG&E.

If you haven’t renewed for 2020, it’s time to renew your membership!

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.