July 15 – Endorsements & Resolutions

EndorsementsChaired by Yvonne Elkin, Endorsement Committee Chair We will attempt to endorse in the following races: San Diego City Attorney: Mara Elliott, Cory Briggs San Diego Mayor: Barbara Bry, Todd Gloria, Tasha Williamson Assembly District 76: Tasha Boerner-Horvath Congressional District 50: Ammar Campa-Najjar Chula Vista City Council District 4: Andrea Cardenas, Delfina Gonzales Green New … Continue reading July 15 – Endorsements & Resolutions

Nov 19 – Celebration and Coalition Building

Come join us for a celebration of all our great victories this November. We’ll be joined by Assemblymember Todd Gloria, and San Diego City Councilmember, Barbara Bry. There will be cake! 🍰 We’ll also hear from Sheryl Mallory-Johnson (@1619ncbw) about the 1619 National Celebration of Black Women planned for Saturday March 2, 2019. Social Time Members are encouraged … Continue reading Nov 19 – Celebration and Coalition Building

Nov 26 – Community Choice Energy + Short Term Vacation Rentals

We have two very important topics on this month’s agenda – that both affect our quality of life in San Diego. Community Choice Energy Community Choice Energy promises to take us closer to energy freedom, lower energy bills and more local clean energy. The Mayor recently asked the city to develop a business plan to allow for separation from SDG&E, but also provided the utility a chance to offer an alternative to maintain its monopoly. Sophie Wolfram, Policy Advocate with Climate Action Campaign, will discuss climate change impacts and why cities are ideally suited to lead the global fight to reverse climate change. Her talk will cover the key strategies in San Diego’s Climate Action Plan, including Community Choice Energy, and address San Diego’s implementation efforts since the plan was adopted in 2015. Short Term Vacation Rentals Tom Coat approached us to talk about why he’s supporting Barbara Bry’s initiative on STVRs. Tom’s website Neighborhoods for Residents compares and contrasts the proposals that will come before the City Council on December 12th. Councilmember Barbara Bry (club …

Sep 7 – Tom Steyer Talks Climate

Tom Steyer will join us to talk about current issues in climate change politics and NextGen America’s work to prevent climate disaster, promote prosperity, and protect the rights of every American. There will be an extensive Q&A during which Tom will discuss the climate movement, the politics of climate, and how Californians can take effective […]

Sep 7 – Tom Steyer Talks Climate

Tom Steyer will join us to talk about current issues in climate change politics and NextGen America’s work to prevent climate disaster, promote prosperity, and protect the rights of every American. There will be an extensive Q&A during which Tom will discuss the climate movement, the politics of climate, and how Californians can take effective action. San Diego Council Member (and club patron) Barbara Bry (District 1) will also talk about implementing a Community Choice Energy program in San Diego in order to meet our goal of 100% clean energy, and how San Diegans can help make it happen. Barbara is a former journalist and high-tech entrepreneur who was on the founding team of several local high-tech companies. Council Member Chris Ward (District 3) will introduce Tom Steyer. RSVP NOW to join us this exciting evening with climate leader Tom Steyer. And join and share our Facebook event! Tom is a business leader and philanthropist who believes we have a moral responsibility to give back and help ensure every family shares the benefits of economic opportunity, education, …

Notes from the July Meeting – Barbara Bry and Mary Walshok – The Evolution of San Diego’s Innovation Economy

Club President Susan Peinado called the meeting to order at 4:01 PM. Susan thanked everyone for coming and all who brought snacks, then recognized new members Sandy and Jim Howland, Angela Hawkins and Tim Hanna. Tim Hanna came forward to speak on behalf of Scott Peters, who’s running for reelection in CA52. Tim urged people to get involved in the campaign and described Peters’ new opponent as a former Carl Rove aide who worked in the second Bush administration and was anti-choice and anti-equality. PROGRAM: Barbara Bry & Mary Walshok – The Evolution of San Diego’s Innovation Economy Mary Walshok was introduced as an “Academic Entrepreneur”, who had developed many new programs at UCSD, including Connect, written over 100 articles and reports, and also books such as “Invention and Reinvention: The Evolution of San Diego’s Innovative Economy”. Her official title is Associate Vice Chancellor for Public Programs and Dean of Extension at UCSD, and her main focus is on how globalization and rapid changes in technology affect the social dynamics and economic challenges in America. Barbara Bry was …