Hear Gil Cabrera and John Hartley speak this July 9th!

Candidate for City Council, GIL CABRERA, and activist, JOHN HARTLEY, speak for the members of the Pacific Beach Democrat Club!
Join us on July 9th from 6 to 8 at the Pacific Beach Recreation Center for

“Questionable Tactics in San Diego City Government”

Gil Cabrera: An attorney in San Diego for eighteen years, Cabrera started his legal career here right out of law school. Gil has been an engaged member of the San Diego community, served as a wish granter and on the Board of Directors of the Make-A-Wish Foundation of San Diego.

He began his involvement in the Democratic Party volunteering for various campaigns in the late 1990s and became a member of the Uptown Democratic Club in 2000. He co-chaired Chief Bejarano’s SDPD Use of Force Task Force.

In 2005, Councilmembers Donna Frye and Michael Zucchet nominated Gil to the City’s Ethics Commission where he served for 5 years, two as its Chair. In 2013, Todd Gloria and the Democratic Council majority appointed Gil to the City’s Convention Center board of directors where he now serves as Chair of the Budget Committee.

Gil has been named one of the top attorneys in San Diego since 2012 by the San Diego Daily Transcript, San Diego Business Journal and Superlawyers. For seven years, Gil has also served as a Judge Pro Tem appointed by the Superior Court hearing hundreds of small claims and traffic trials.

John Hartley: The former San Diego City Councilman and Coordinator of Neighborhoods for Clean Elections will be speaking to us about “Clean Elections for the City of San Diego.” He will present an overview of the proposed Clean Elections 2016 ballot measure for the City of San Diego. As part of his presentation, Mr. Hartley will share a 10 minute segment from the Bill Moyers video entitled “Road to Clean Elections.”


Peggi Chute, author of “Soul of a Nation: A Historical Novel About Selma,” Speaks

peggi-chute-picThis upcoming Thursday, June 4th, the Pacific Beach Democratic Club would like to introduce you to a very special guest, author and peace activist Peggi Chute! Copies of her book, “Soul of a Nation: A Historical Novel About Selma” will be available for autograph and sale.

About the Author: Peggy Chute published “Soul of a Nation: A Historical Novel about Selma” in time for the 50th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act, and attended the 50th Anniversary Commemoration of the Pettus Bridge crossing in Selma.

Ms. Chute is a life-long activist for peace and social justice. After the Columbine, Colorado mass shootings she created the Teaching Peace Project for the Council of Churches and Synagogues in Stamford, Connecticut. She  serves as its director and has taught the program in three school districts. Ms. Chute served on Mayor Dannel Malloy’s Council on Youth, and also ran a workshop at the First United Nations Conference at the UN annex in New York. She and her partner, Gary Hansen, are currently elected Board Members of the Lake San Marcos Democratic Club.

Rafael Castellanos to join Janet Moretti May 7th to speak on Climate Change!

Don’t miss a very exciting Thursday evening with the Pacific Beach Democratic Club as Rafael Castellanos and Janet Moretti join forces to talk about environmental action on Thursday, May 7th at 6 PM.

Rafael Castellanos’ topic: San Diego Port’s Environmental Initiative

full-Rafael_CastellanosThe Speaker: Rafael Castellanos is a member of the Board of Port Commissioners of the Unified Port of San Diego. Rafael is the chair of the Port’s Environmental Advisory Committee. He is also a partner with the law firm Solomon Minton Cardinal Doyle & Smith LLP, where he specializes in commercial transactional law. His professional affiliations include service on the Board of Directors of MANA de San Diego, the San Diego La Raza Lawyers Association, and Teach for America – San Diego. Rafael is a member of the California State Bar Association, the San Diego County Bar Association, the Mexican American Business and Professional Association, and the San Diego Foundation’s Business Forum on Climate Change. Rafael graduated from Arizona State University with a Bachelor of Arts degree, and he earned a Juris Doctorate from the University of Chicago Law School as a Cornerstone Scholar.


Pacific Beach Democrats’ First Social Hour

This Tuesday starting at 6 PM the Pacific Beach Democratic Club will be hosting its first Social Hour at Backyard Kitchen & Tap. Eat, drink, and meet other like-minded Democrats. Don’t miss it!

polls_30064_5902_638118_answer_1_xlarge-300x300When: Tuesday April 28th
Time: 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Where: Backyard Kitchen & Tap in Pacific Beach
Address: 832 Garnet Ave, San Diego, CA 92109

We look forward to seeing you there!

For more on Backyard: “Backyard is Pacific Beach’s New Grown Up Playground”
fficial Website: Backyard Kitchen & Tap

Come hear Janet Moretti – Founding Member of SanDiego350!

Thursday, May 7th at 6 PM

Come hear Janet Moretti, founding member of SanDiego350, discuss climate change with the Pacific Beach Democratic Club!

“The Climate Crisis and How We Can Solve it Together”

Climate change is real, and presents huge challenges for humanity. SanDiego350’s presentation highlights the urgency of climate action and informs members of the public about climate change: causes, local and global impacts, why we haven’t acted, and personal and collective solutions. The program empowers San Diegans to take action in meaningful ways.

The Speaker: Janina Moretti is a founding member of SanDiego350, an all-volunteer, community organization dedicated to fighting climate change. She has been a climate activist for several years and currently leads SanDiego350’s community presentation team. She is a community college chemistry instructor for her day job.

The Organization: SanDiego350 is an all-volunteer organization of diverse San Diegans concerned about climate change and its very real effects on our lively-hoods, well-being, and the future for our children. We work to increase awareness of climate change and advocate for reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

Don’t miss Sarah Boot’s presentation this Thursday, April 2nd!

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Thursday, April 2nd at 6 PM
1505 Diamond Street

 Come see Sarah Boot’s presentation with the Pacific Beach Democratic Club!

Attorney Sarah Boot will discuss child sex trafficking in San Diego – The origin and scope of this modern day slavery and what we can do to stop it.

Biography: Sarah Boot is an attorney at Blood Hurst & O’Reardon LLP specializing in the prosecution of nationwide consumer class action cases. Previously, Sarah served as an Assistant United States Attorney on a trial team in the Southern District of California, where she prosecuted a broad array of federal crimes, ranging from bank robbery and child exploitation to narcotics and human trafficking. Sarah began her legal career at the law firm of Cooley LLP, focusing on complex civil and intellectual property litigation and representing primarily Internet and technology companies, including eBay, Google, and the Salk Institute.