Our Monthly Meeting -February 2nd

This month we will have the honor of welcoming Professor and Author Stephen J. Natoli to joins us at the February General Membership Meeting. 

He will speak to us about his new book “Liberally Speaking: Why Liberalism is Right for America.” and what it mean to be a liberal in today’s america.

If you’re fired up about whats going on with the Nation and want to do something about it, we are gearing up a multi-pronged set of action items throughout the year. Join us and help us with your ideas, vision and hard work. We will need it.

The meeting will take place in our usual location:

Thursday
February 2, 2017
6 p.m.

Pacific Beach Recreation Center

The resistance is alive and well

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In a statement provided to WUSA 9, activist and Greenpeace Inc. Board Chair Karen Topakian says, “People in this country are ready to resist and rise up in ways they have never done before. While Trump’s disdain and disrespect for our democratic institutions scare me, I am so inspired by the multigenerational movement of progress that is growing in every state. Greenpeace has used nonviolence to resist tyrannical bullies since 1971, and we’re not going to stop now.”

“The sun has risen this morning on a new America, but it isn’t Donald Trump’s,” said Pearl Robinson, one of the activists on the crane. “Now is the time to resist.”

 

 

The Success of the Women’s March on Washington

On Saturday January 21st, women from all overt the nation joined together in Washington D.C. to commence a women’s march as protest to the new White House leadership.

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No arrests were made during the Women’s March on Washington Saturday, according to a top official in the capital.

The peaceful protest, which had an estimated 500,000 in attendance, was so much larger than its expected size that the march route had to be altered and couldn’t pass the White House as planned.

D.C. Homeland Security Director Christopher Geldart told NBC news that despite the massive crowds, no arrests were made. On Friday after the inauguration, protests led to the arrests of more than 200 people and the use of pepper spray and stun grenades by police.

People attended sister marches nationally and globally, including in Antarctica. Current estimates place the national turnout at 3 million.

(http://hill.cm/mAEINNw)

 

The number of participants in San Diego’s Sister march was estimated at 40.000 protesters.

to see live footage: https://www.facebook.com/edward.donaghy/videos/1397756143610720/

 

January meeting – Topic: Where do we go from here?

Where do we go from here?

Join us for the second of our series of meetings to discuss 2016 election.

Two weeks before the eve of a new presidential administration we are asking ourselves “what happened?” and “why did it happen?” and “here we go from here?”

On January 5, 2017, we welcome Howard Wayne who will help us answer these questions and more.

GENERAL MEETING – THURSDAY JANUARY 5 AT 6 P.M.
PACIFIC BEACH RECREATION CENTER

Join the Pacific Beach Democratic Club and our former Assembly Member Howard Wayne in addressing these questions.  Howard will drill down into the election returns with the idea of understanding what they mean and the challenges Democrats face.

And if there is time, we will look ahead to 2018.