March Meeting

Join your fellow Pacific Beach Democratic Club members for
our March 3rd membership meeting at the
Pacific Beach Recreation Center.
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new proposed bylaws changes, and speakers:

LORI SALDANA, on the Mayoral Race,
SUSAN WAYO, on the California
Clean Money Campaign &
Minimum Wage Campaign


The meeting will take place at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday,
March 3, at the Pacific Beach Recreation Center at
1405 Diamond Street, San Diego, 92109.

ISELA RAMOS, Organizing Director at Center on Policy Initiatives
For ten years, Ms. Ramos has fought for improving the quality of life of working people throughout the country, and especially women and immigrants, through organizing, public policy, and the law. Ms. Ramos has her Juris Doctor from Northeastern School of Law (MA), Masters in Public Policy from American University School of Public Affairs (D.C.).

She has worked for the United States Senate Health Education Labor Pensions Committee, the National Labor Relations Board, the California State Assembly, and the Service Employees International Union. Ms. Ramos is the two-time recipient of the Peggy Browning Fellowship and recipient of the Denise Carty-Benia Memorial Bar Award.

Lori Saldana
Candidate for Mayor
_______________________Former Assemblywoman Lori Saldana announced in January that she’ll be running for mayor of San Diego. Among the many bills penned by her during her time in the Legislature, Saldana considers her work co-authoring California’s landmark Global Warming legislation one of the most notable. She served in the Environmental Caucus and said she was considered one of the state’s most influential environmental voices.

Serving on the Veterans Committee, Saldana also wrote several pioneering pieces of legislation for veterans and military families.

Annual Roosevelt Dinner, April 2nd, 2016

Last year, the PBDC had two tables at the Annual Roosevelt Dinner.  Fun was had by all.  The PBDC also contributed a beach-themed basket for the silent auction.  We will discuss thoughts and themes for this year at the March 3rd meeting!


SUSAN WAYO to Speak on the California
Clean Money Campaign

Specifically, CCMC is in the process of trying to inform voters about Assembly Bill 700 (AB700), the California Disclose Act, and the Voters’ Right to Know Act (VRTK) initiative.

If passed, wealthy donors will no longer be able to hide behind deceptive committee names to mislead voters.  AB700 & VRTK will give Californians the strongest political ad funding disclosure laws in the country.  Details about both of these measures and about our organization is attached and more can be found at:


During our March 4th Member Meeting, the Club will consider endorsements in
the following races:
City Council Seat 1:
Barbara Bry
City Council Seat 3:
Anthony Bernal
Chris Ward
City Council Seat 7:
Jose Caballero
Justin DeCesare

Shirley Weber State Assembly (AB 79)
Todd Gloria for State Assembly (AB 78)
Toni Atkins for State Senate (SD 39)
Scott Peters for Congress (CD 52)

During our April 7th Member Meeting, the Club will consider endorsements in
the following races:
City Council Seat 7:
Anthony Bernal
Chris Ward
City Council Seat 7:
Jose Caballero
Justin DeCesare
City Council Seat 9:
Sam Bedwell
Ricardo Flores
Georgette Gomez
Araceli Martinez
Rebecca Paida
Sarah Saez



You must be a member in good standing, and have been a member in good standing for 30 days, to be eligible to vote.

Per Section 4 of our Bylaws, renewals are due by January 31st
of each year.  Members in good standing have two months delinquency to pay their dues until Mar 31st to maintain their member status. Dues paid following November 1 shall be applied
to the subsequent year.

Get up to date on your renewal at the next meeting or by sending your check to:
P.O. Box 9374, San Diego, CA 92169  

From Raphael Castellanos:
“Thank you again for your endorsement  and support!”
“It’s been a busy and productive February on the campaign trail speaking to voters and stakeholders. I’m very grateful to everyone who has invited me to speak to them about my vision for the office of City Attorney.”

Last week the campaign pulled papers to get onto the ballot for the primary election in June.  If you want to help Rafael Castellanos gather the signatures we need by February 29th, please call Emily Bonner at 619-549-9585, or send her an email at


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