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.

March Meeting

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.

Our Monthly Meeting -February 2nd

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:

Thursday
February 2, 2017
6 p.m.

Pacific Beach Recreation Center

The resistance is alive and well

white-house-resistance

In a statement provided to WUSA 9, activist and Greenpeace Inc. Board Chair Karen Topakian says, “People in this country are ready to resist and rise up in ways they have never done before. While Trump’s disdain and disrespect for our democratic institutions scare me, I am so inspired by the multigenerational movement of progress that is growing in every state. Greenpeace has used nonviolence to resist tyrannical bullies since 1971, and we’re not going to stop now.”

“The sun has risen this morning on a new America, but it isn’t Donald Trump’s,” said Pearl Robinson, one of the activists on the crane. “Now is the time to resist.”

 

 

The Success of the Women’s March on Washington

On Saturday January 21st, women from all overt the nation joined together in Washington D.C. to commence a women’s march as protest to the new White House leadership.

womens-march

No arrests were made during the Women’s March on Washington Saturday, according to a top official in the capital.

The peaceful protest, which had an estimated 500,000 in attendance, was so much larger than its expected size that the march route had to be altered and couldn’t pass the White House as planned.

D.C. Homeland Security Director Christopher Geldart told NBC news that despite the massive crowds, no arrests were made. On Friday after the inauguration, protests led to the arrests of more than 200 people and the use of pepper spray and stun grenades by police.

People attended sister marches nationally and globally, including in Antarctica. Current estimates place the national turnout at 3 million.

(http://hill.cm/mAEINNw)

 

The number of participants in San Diego’s Sister march was estimated at 40.000 protesters.

to see live footage: https://www.facebook.com/edward.donaghy/videos/1397756143610720/