September Meeting Features Local Candidates, Lori Saldaña & Ken Malbrough

 

Date: Thursday, September 7, 2017
Time: 6 p.m.
Location: Pacific Beach Recreation Center

Be sure and join us for the September Pacific Beach Democratic Club (PBDC) Meeting. The club meets the first Thursday of every month and this month our special guest speaker is Lori Saldaña, candidate for San Diego County Board of Supervisors. As we do at each meeting, any candidate for local races can speak for 2 minutes so you will hear from a variety of candidates. Also, with 2018 elections coming up quickly, we will be discussing political and policy goals of the PBDC for the coming year. We need to hear your thoughts and feelings so don’t miss this meeting. Newcomers are always welcome! Members are encouraged to bring a snack to share.

Featured speakers:  Lori Saldaña and Ken Malbrough, candidates for the San Diego County Board of Supervisors, Fourth District.

 

Lori Saldaña served in the California Assembly from 2004-2010, serving as Speaker Pro tempore, Chair of the Women’s Caucus, and Chair of the Housing/Community Development Committee. Before being elected she served as a Mayoral and Presidential appointee, working on water quality issues and binational infrastructure development.

From 1999-2003 she served as President Clinton’s appointee on the Border Environmental Cooperation Commission (BECC), which has invested billions in water, air quality and transportation infrastructure along the US-Mexico border.
She earned her BA and MA from SDSU and is currently a Professor of Business Information Technology for the San Diego Community College District, where she has managed US Department of Labor grants to develop technical/vocational programs for low-income students.
Lori has also taught at the University of California San Diego, and San Diego State University. She was a Dean of Service Learning at San Diego Mesa College, and a Research Fellow in Environmental Policy at the UCSD Center for US-Mexico Studies. Her article- “From Litigation to Legislation: Challenges to Binational Water Infrastructure Development in the San Diego-Tijuana Border Region” – was published in the Journal of Environment and Development.

She is a native San Diegan who grew up in Clairemont, in a Marine Corps family.

Ken Malbrough is a proud life long San Diego native. He is a retired Deputy Fire Chief for the City of San Diego Fire-Rescue Department with 31 years of experience (retiring in 2012),

Ken has been committed to serving his city and local community throughout his life. He currently serves as a Delegate for the 79th State Assembly District, as Co-Chair for the City of San Diego Consolidated Pan Advisory Board, Chair-Person of The Encanto Neighborhoods Community Planning Group and is the Chair for the O’Farrell-Valencia Park Town Council. Ken is also active in civic engagement and outreach in community organizations and the Democratic Party.

Ken has been married to his high school sweetheart Deborah for 40 years. They have two children and a granddaughter.

 

 

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It’s Time Again: Drinking with Donkeys

CALIFORNIA IS THE 31ST STATE OF THE UNION, SO LET’S CELEBRATE ITS GREATNESS BY RAISING A GLASS TO REASON AND TOASTING OUR TOLERANT STATE ON THE 3IST DAY OF THE MONTH!

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DRINKING WITH DONKEYS: A CALIFORNIA DAY CELEBRATION

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FOR: ALL CENTRAL AND AFFINITY SD DEMOCRATIC CLUBS (AND FRIENDS) – THE MORE THE MERRIER

AT: STONE BREWING WORLD BISTRO & GARDENS, LIBERTY STATION

2816 HISTORIC DECATUR ROAD, SUITE 116 SAN DIEGO CA 91106

WHEN: AUGUST 31ST, FROM 5:30 PM UNTIL THEY KICK US OUT

OUR INTENTION FOR THIS EVENT IS NOT TO BE A RALLY, OR EVEN A POLITICAL EVENT – OUR INTENTION IS TO BRING PEOPLE TOGETHER IN AN INFORMAL, FRIENDLY SETTING SO THAT WE CAN GET TO KNOW WHO WE’RE FIGHTING WITH AND FIGHTING FOR ON A DIFFERENT LEVEL FEEL FREE TO INVITE ALL PEOPLE INTERESTED IN HELPING US ON THE ROAD AHEAD!

Annual Pick Nick/BBQ – Potluck

Come one come all to the Pacific Beach Democratic Club annual pick nick, It is fun for the whole family, so bring your kids, bring your dogs, bring your loved ones. This is a fun social event where us likeminded people can let loose from the day to day frustrations and hang out amongst friends. It is a potluck, so please be mindful and bring something to share.

It will Be August 13th from 1pm to 3pm at Kate Sessions Park on the north side (close to the playground)

PB DEMS AUGUST MEETING WELCOMES LARRY REMER AND NATHAN FLETCHER

Date: Thursday, August 3, 2017
Time: 6 p.m.
Location: Pacific Beach Recreation Center

Please join us for our Club’s regular monthly meeting!

Featured speakers:

Larry Remer, longtime political consultant and president of The Primacy Group.

Nathan Fletcher, candidate for the San Diego County Board of Supervisors, Fourth District, and former state assemblyman.

Larry Remer will mine his decades-long experience as a successful political consultant to share with us how to develop progressive messaging that can win. Remer is a California-based political consultant, specializing in ballot measure and candidate campaigns. The Primacy Group is a full service political consulting firm based in San Diego. The Primacy Group has represented candidates and ballot measure campaigns throughout the western United States, including statewide California races, regional races in Los Angeles, San Diego and Ventura Counties, and races in New Mexico, Nevada and Dade County, Fla.

Nathan Fletcher is a candidate for San Diego County Board of Supervisors, Fourth District that includes Pacific Beach. He is a former two-term state assemblyman in the 75th District, and former San Diego mayoral candidate. He is currently a political science professor at UC San Diego. Fletcher served in the United States Marine Corps as a Counterintelligence Specialist and did two combat tours in Iraq, the Near East and the Horn of Africa.  Fletcher founded the Three Wise Men Foundation to help eliminate the stigma surrounding Post-Traumatic Stress and launched the ‘Honorably Discharged, Dishonorably Deported’ campaign to shine a light on the injustice of deported veterans.

ALSO: New monthly series of presentations to focus on nuts-and-bolts of political campaigns and elections
PBDC will be hosting a monthly series of presentations starting at our August membership meeting to inform our members, both veterans and newcomers, about various aspects of political campaigns and the electoral process. The information is both for a candidate or volunteer/activist.

August’s topic: How to use campaign messaging to begin structured conversations with voters.

Please share your ideas on what you would like to hear in future presentations and any speaker tips by email at pbdemocraticclub92109@gmail.com.

Wonder Woman Special Showing Fundraiser

Indivisible La Jolla and Pacific Beach and Pacific Beach Democratic Club have partnered to raise money for Planned Parenthood and the teenage girls who survived the Portland MAX Attack. Come enjoy a night at the movies supporting strong women, justice, Planned Parenthood. A portion of ticket, food and beverage sales will go to Planned Parenthood and the Portland MAX attack survivors. unnamed

June 20 at 6:00 p.m. (Movie to start at 6:30).

7611 Fay Ave, La Jolla, CA 92037

Please come dressed as your favorite Wonder Woman and help celebrate and support Planned Parenthood and the victims of the Portland MAX attack. To purchase your tickets please visit The Lot-La Jolla.

For more information please visit

Planned Parenthood

https://www.plannedparenthood.org/planned-parenthood-pacific-southwest

 

You Caring-Portland MAX Attack Victims

https://www.youcaring.com/survivorsofthemaxattack-833557

 

Thank you and let’s fill this theater up!!!

PB Dems Political Action Items for June

The following items have been identified as ACTION ITEMS by the Political Action Committee for the month of June. Follow us on Twitter: PB Dem Club   @pbdems

 

Single Payer Health Care in California

The California Senate just passed SB 562 (Single payer in California). Read more about it and then call or write your Assembly Member to urge their support as this bill moves through the legislature.

Contact:
Todd Gloria
1350 Front Street, Suite 6054
San Diego, CA 92101
(619) 645-3090
http://www.healthycaliforniaact.org/

 

ACLU People Power

Our local People Power groups have scheduled a meeting with SDPD Chief Zimmerman to discuss Department policies and advocate for Best Practices to be followed as outlined by the American Civil Liberties Union.  A select number of PP representatives will attend and then report at the next People Power meeting on:

 

Saturday June 17th @ 11am

La Jolla Village Square Community Room (Next to La Jolla 12 Theater)

8657 Villa La Jolla Dr.

La Jolla, CA 92037

RSVP online at: https://map.peoplepower.org/

 

Fund Raiser for the Girls Who Survived the Portland MAX Attack

We are working to put together a private viewing of Wonder Woman at The Lot in La Jolla for a Joint Fundraiser at with Indivisible La Jolla/Pacific Beach. Please look for a Facebook Event with details coming soon. https://www.facebook.com/PBDemClub/?ref=aymt_homepage_panel

 

 

Swing Left Canvassing Event

Swing Left will be hosting canvassing events in the 49th congressional district to support the eventual Democratic opponent to Rep. Darrell Issa. Contact Melinda Forstey mforstey@yahoo.com for more information. Learn more about Swing Left here:

https://swingleft.org/district/CA-49

June Meeting to discuss

Fair Elections and Gun Violence

Date: Thursday, June 1, 2017
Time: 6 p.m.
Location: Pacific Beach Recreation Center

Please join us for the June Monthly Meeting to hear our featured speakers and learn about actions you can take to make a difference right now. Bring your questions, ideas and bring a friend! Members are encouraged to bring a snack to share.
Featured speakers:

John Hartley, coordinator of Neighborhoods for Fair Elections and president of the Uptown Democratic Club.

Ron Marcus, director of public outreach for the San Diego Chapter of the Brady Campaign to prevent gun violence.


Former city councilman John Hartley will make a brief presentation on the new campaign finance reform effort for San Diego by the Neighborhoods for Fair Elections group. Neighborhoods for Fair Elections is a non-partisan organization fighting for the empowerment of San Diego neighborhoods and residents through small donor public funding of elections.

Ron Marcus is the director of public outreach for the San Diego Chapter of the Brady Campaign to prevent gun violence. We will hear about the Brady Campaign in general and specifically the San Diego City Council resolution to join other cities in opposing Concealed Carry Reciprocity bill (HR 38) that is heading for a vote in the Congress. HR 38 would allow anyone with a State ID and permit from a concealed carry state (like Arizona) to carry anywhere in the country regardless of the laws in the state you are physically in, like California. That result would essentially nullify all of our state regulations on gun laws.