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



You Caring-Portland MAX Attack Victims



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.

Todd Gloria
1350 Front Street, Suite 6054
San Diego, CA 92101
(619) 645-3090


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:


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.

Applegate, Bry, and Strabone Join Us at the May General Membership Meeting

May 4, 2017
6 p.m.

Pacific Beach Recreation Center

Our featured speakers will be the following dynamic Democrats:

Col Doug Applegate (Ret) will join us to talk about his efforts to #Flipthe49th. In 2016, he captured 49.7% of the vote to be narrowly defeated by Darrell Issa. In 2018, he is running again and working hard to turn the 49th Congressional District blue. Here is a link to where he stands on the issues. Follow him on Twitter: @ApplegateCA49

Barbara Bry, San Diego City Council-member for District 1 (La Jolla, Carmel Valley, University City) will share with us about how things are going in her first year in office and her plans for the future. Follow her on Twitter: @barbarabryd1.

Matt Strabone We will be introduced to this Democrat who is a candidate for Assessor-Recorder-Clerk for San Diego County. Matt Strabone is a nonprofit attorney who owns his own law practice here in San Diego. Matt helps charities and other nonprofits solve their most difficult operational and legal challenges, allowing them to spend more time focusing on their mission. His clients have included nationwide nonprofits dedicated to women’s health and local charities committed to assisting our veterans. One particular highlight of Matt’s career has been providing legal counsel to President Barack Obama. We look forward to hearing his ideas on how we can better assess, record and clerk in San Diego County! Follow him on Twitter: @MattStrabone


April Meeting

Join us on April 6th, 2017 for our regular monthly meeting. Speakers will be Rafael Castellanos & Jorden Beane.

San Diego Port Commission Vice Chairman Rafael Castellanos will speak to the club about the Port’s 2013 climate action plan implementation and accomplishments, as well as the Port’s efforts to advance the progressive principle of environmental justice.

Rafael Castellanos is a member of the Board of Port Commissioners of the Unified Port of San Diego, currently serving as its Vice Chairman. Rafael is also the chair of the Port’s Environmental Advisory Committee.  He is 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 the San Diego Regional Economic Development Corporation.  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.

We will also hear from Jordan Beane, PBDC member and candidate for our own District 2 of the San Diego City Council.

He’s running for the city council after a career in sports media, most recently with the San Diego Chargers. Read about why he’s running for city council here.

6:00-8:00 p.m.

1405 Diamond St.


Spread the word. The PB Democratic Club is “action oriented” and growing. Are you losing sleep at night? Are you looking for a way to get involved and make a difference? Start by attending the general membership meetings held the first Thursday of every month at the PB Rec Center on Diamond Street. You will find like-minded people ready to take action.