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.
1350 Front Street, Suite 6054
San Diego, CA 92101
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 email@example.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.
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.
May 4, 2017
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
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!
YOU ARE HEREBY INVITED TO THE FIRST EVER
DRINKING WITH DONKEYS: A CALIFORNIA DAY CELEBRATION
PUT ON BY THE PACIFIC BEACH DEMOCRATIC CLUB
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: MARCH 31ST, FROM 5:30 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!
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.
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.
Please Join Us for the March 2nd
PB Dem Club Member Meeting
Help Us Welcome Newly Elected
City Councilmember Georgette Gomez
and Former CA State Assembly member
Nathan Fletcher as they Addresses the PBDC
Join us on March 2nd at 6:00 pm for the next general membership meeting as we hear from candidates and elected representatives and plan our next steps! Bring a friend. Members are also encouraged to bring a snack and a story to share.
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:
February 2, 2017
Pacific Beach Recreation Center