Dems for Equality eNews

Tuesday, October 15, 2013  


Celebration of the Life of Gloria Johnson
Set for Thursday, November 7

The memorial service for longtime Democrats for Equality Board member Gloria Johnson will be held on Thursday, November 7 at 1:30 p.m. in the Meeting House of the First Unitarian Universalist Church of San Diego, 4190 Front Street, San Diego 92103. Parking will be available in the church parking lot or the adjacent UCSD Medical Center parking lot.


Toni Atkins
Governor Jerry Brown Signs 
Two Key Bills Authored by
Assembly Majority Leader Toni Atkins

Last week, Governor Brown signed two major pieces of legislation, AB 1121 and AB 154, authored by Assemblymember Toni Atkins on issues important to Democrats for Equality.

AB 1121 provides transgender people seeking legal name changes to reflect their gender identity with a streamlined and inexpensive process that protects their privacy. Current law requires a transgender person to obtain a court order and to publish the name change application in the newspaper. This process can be expensive and also publicly exposes the person to potential discrimination, harassment or even violence because of being transgender. AB 1121 creates a new administrative option for transgender people seeking to amend the gender marker on a California birth certificate through the State Registrar.  It also deletes the costly newspaper publication requirement.    Click here to read more about AB1121.

AB 154 broadens the categories of trained healthcare professionals who may perform early abortions to include nurse practitioners, physicians' assistants, and certified nurse midwives. This expansion will help alleviate a shortage of abortion providers in California, where more than half the counties have no abortion provider.   Click here to read more about AB 154.

David Alvarez for Mayor  
Larry Baza & Lorena Slomanson

Cordially invite you to a fundraising reception for

David Alvarez

David Alvarez

Democrats for Equality's  
Endorsed Candidate for Mayor


 Tuesday, October 29, 2013

5:30 - 8:00 pm

Noel-Baza Fine Art - 2165 India Street

Little Italy - Corner of India and Ivy Streets


Host Committee:

Dr. Ron Baza, Bea Barraza, Greg Bolian, Jeri Dilno, Cindy Green, Karen & Don Goyette, Norma Hernandez, Judy Ki, Carla Kirkwood, Alberto Ochoa, Natasha Bonilla Martinez, Tom Noel, Brian Polejes, Carolina Ramos, Mona Rios, Craig Roberts, Rosalia Salinas, Maureen Steiner, Lynn Susholtz, William Virchis, and Andrea Villa 


Please join our Host Committee at $250 and up!

Requested Contributions:

Gold $1,000 - Silver $500 - Bronze $250

Guest $100 - Student $35

For Host Info & RSVP call: 858-405-9903 or Email:


It is unlawful for a contributor to be reimbursed by any organization, business, or similar entity for a contribution supporting or opposing a City candidate, SDMC Section 27.2945. Political contributions are not tax deductible. City law permits only personal contributions and limits contributions to $1,000 per individual, per election. A couple may contribute $2,000 from a joint account if both parties sign the check. Campaign finance laws require the disclosure of name, street address, occupation and employer for each contributor of $100.00 or more in an election cycle.

David Alvarez for Mayor 2013, PO Box 13733, San Diego, CA 92113   FPPC # 136003




  Change Process

  Transformation Task Force to Present

Recommendations at the 

October 24 Club Meeting

After several months of meetings, the Democrats for Equality Transformation Task Force has completed its work will be presenting an interactive report to the membership at our next club meeting on Thursday, October 24.  The membership will also be voting on  bylaw changes to implement the Task Force recommendations.  The meeting will be held at 7:00 p.m. (social at 6:30 p.m.) at the Joyce Beers Uptown Community Center.



Thank you for your continuing support of San Diego Democrats for Equality.

Doug Case Signature
Doug Case, President 
San Diego Democrats for Equality 
Fighting for LGBT Equality since 1975
An Affiliate of National Stonewall Democrats