PB Dems Endorsements!

The Pacific Beach Democratic Club is proud to announce they they have finalized their list of endorsements for the June 5th, 2018 primary.  In addition to two previously endorsed candidates, the club voted at their monthly meeting held on May 3, 2o18 to formally endorse the following candidates:

Superior Court Judge – Matt Brower
US House of Representatives, CA Congressional District 52 – Scott Peters
California State Assembly, 78th District – Todd Gloria
San Diego County Sheriff – Dave Myers
San Diego County Assessor – Matt Strabone
San Diego County District Attorney – Geneviéve Jones-Wright
San Diego Unified School District Board of Education District B – Kevin Beiser
San Diego Unified School District Board of Education District C – Michael McQuary
Previously endorsed:
San Diego City Council District 2 – Jordan Beane
San Diego County Supervisors District 4 – Omar Passons

The Pacific Beach Democratic Club urges you to talk to your neighbors and friends to urge them to get out and vote. Many of these races will be decided on June 5th so it is so important to make your voice heard by voting.

June 5th Primary Endorsements and Hear Candidate Sara Jacobs at the May Meeting


Sara Jacobs - Photo

May Meeting

Thursday, May 3, 2018

Pacific Beach Recreation Center

1405 Diamond Street

San Diego, CA 92109

6:00 PM-8:00 PM

The PB Dems monthly meeting for May will be held at the Pacific Beach Recreation Center. Come join your fellow Democrats to discuss endorsements for the upcoming June 5th Primary Election. We will also hear from candidate Sara Jacobs, who is running as a Democrat in the 49th Congressional District.

Remember that everyone is welcome to attend our monthly meetings. If you are a club member, please also feel free to bring a snack to share for our snack table.

More about our speakers

Sara Jacobs

Sara Jacobs is running for Congress in the 49th district to bring a new approach to government and to close the opportunity gaps that exist in Southern California and across our nation.  Born and raised in the district, she is a product of Del Mar public schools and a proud graduate of Torrey Pines High School.  She holds a B.A. in Political Science and International Relations and a Masters of International Affairs, both from Columbia University.

Professionally, Sara has served in policy positions at the U.S. State Department under the Obama Administration, UNICEF, and the United Nations.  She also served as a foreign policy advisor to Secretary Hillary Clinton during her 2016 campaign for president, and most recently served as the CEO of an international education non-profit.  Sara has dedicated her career to fighting for a fairer, more equitable world and finding innovative solutions to some of the most complex problems facing the most vulnerable people – at home and around the world.

Sara has been endorsed by EMILY’s List, Congressman Juan Vargas, Congresswoman Susan Davis, Congresswoman Lois Frankel, San Diego City Attorney Mara W. Elliott, and Imperial Beach Mayor Pro Tem Mark West.


Omar Passons Fundraiser April 29

As you know, our PB Democratic Club has endorsed Omar Passons in the District 4 Board of Supervisors race. One important way that you can continue to support Omar is by attending a fundraiser for him that will be hosted by Club members Wendy Gelernter and Larry Stowell on April 29 at their home in Pacific Beach.
The details for RSVP’ing and/or for donating are printed below. We hope to see you there!

Please RSVP by clicking here
Fundraiser for Omar Passons
Sunday, April 29, 4pm
Wendy Gelernter and Larry Stowell’s home
1267 Diamond St, San Diego, 92109 
Light snacks and beverages will be served
You can also contribute at: http://bit.ly/Wendy4OmarSD
Don’t forget to RSVP!

Get Out The Vote

Volunteer now to Get Out The Vote by emailing: PBDC92109@gmail.com


April’s General Membership Meeting has us energized and ready to work to Build the Blue Wave to victory in this year’s elections! Our first opportunity for wins will be to help get out the vote for the June 5th Primary Election when candidates could WIN significant local offices by gaining over 50% of the votes. We must persevere to ensure that our upcoming November 6th General Election also results in Democratic wins!

The most important thing you can do to stop the Trump-Republican Agenda is to volunteer to walk your neighborhood. Contact your voting neighbors, urge them to submit their mail-in ballot or go to the polls on June 5th and let them know what Democrats stand for: Supporting Working Families with Living Wage Jobs, Affordable Housing, effective Education for our children and by Protecting Medicare, Social Security and Healthcare. 

Rest assured, Republican special interests will be willing to spend as much money as they deem necessary so they can say their policies are resonating with California Voters. As Democrats, we don’t have unlimited funds to get our message out, but what we do have is The Truth and Facts and The Numbers with more voters registered as Democrats in our county.

Volunteer now to Get Out The Vote by emailing: PBDC92109@gmail.com



Important PB Dems Club Action Item!


Women Occupy San Diego has submitted to the San Diego City Council a proposed charter amendment for placement on the November ballot. The amendment will transform the current Community Review Board on Police Practices (CRB) from an ineffectual board into a powerful, independent Commission that will meet the needs of the community.

If you would like San Diego to join various cities that have implemented independent Community Review Boards, please Contact the San Diego City Council and ask them to advance the Proposed Charter Amendment Section to 41.2 to transform the current CRB into a Powerful, Effective and Independent Commission out of the Rules Committee.

Laurie Zapf, District 2                          619-236-6622               loriezapf@sandiego.gov

Chris Ward, District 3                          619-236-6633               christopherward@sandiego.gov

Barbara Bry, District 1                        619-236-6611               barbarabry@sandiego.gov

Mark Kersey                                         619-236-6655               markkersey@sandiego.gov

The Council has placed the Amendment on its April 11th Meeting at 1 PM. Please Contact the City Council before the meeting.


Check out our Political Action Page for more Important April Actions: https://pbdemocrats.wordpress.com/events/


April Meeting to Discuss Homeless Issues & #WeToo

Please join us for April’s meeting. It will include a panel discussion on the homeless and an introduction to #WeToo from Christina Prejean.

Date: Thursday, April 5, 2018

Time: 6 p.m.

Location: Pacific Beach Recreation Center

Featured speakers: A panel discussion on the homeless; and PBDC member Christina Prejean about #WeToo.

Panel discussion on the homeless: A variety of speakers knowledgeable of issues related to homelessness.

Christina Prejean on #WeToo: “We are excited to create a unified voice for our progressive values, and to bring us all together in this forum. There are two purposes for #WeToo: (1) First, is for political candidates who are progressive and have the heart and passion for serving their communities and making their communities better through elected office, but who may not have the financial means and are running grassroots campaigns, and for us to really provide support for them; and (2) Second, for us as a community to get more involved politically and truly understand our electoral system-endorsements, delegate process, etc.”

Be sure and join us this month as we prepare for the upcoming primaries and join in to discuss the issues most important to our club. Our meetings are held at the Pacific Beach Recreation Center on Diamond Street. Members are encouraged to bring a snack to share as well. We hope to see you there!

A Message from the Executive Board

Since Donald Trump was elected and sworn in as President, Democrats have had the 2018 Midterm elections circled on our calendars. We have been watching Republicans in Congress shirk their responsibility to check the President, allowing him to pursue his cruel agenda and set priorities that do not match American Values. Meanwhile we have resisted and challenged where we could. But elections do have consequences and while we have been successful in beating back some of the Republican Agenda, we must take back the House of Representatives if we do not want to see the worst of our fears come true.

These last 14 months have felt like a whirlwind, but in reality it has been a marathon. We have pushed ourselves mentally and physically to the point of exhaustion. We have worried and hoped. We have Marched and written letters. We have made calls and knocked on doors and attended meetings, talked with our friends and anything else that we could to feel like we were building our wall against this administration. We are tired, but we can now see the finish line.

Taking back the House will give us the voice we have been lacking. It will give us a chance to truly investigate the cronyism and corruption in the White House and it will give us the power to vote on meaningful legislation to protect Dreamers and ensure that our Social Security and Medicaid benefits are not cut. It all relies on us. Do we have enough in the tank to finish this race? It’s time to dig down deep and begin our final push. If we continue to work hard and keep focused, we will wake up on November 7th feeling Hopeful.

Brian Iwakiri,  Club President


Ready to get to work? Please join your fellow PB Dems at the next meeting of the Pacific Beach Democratic Club:

6 pm, Thursday, April 5, 2018 at the Pacific Beach Recreation Center