Dems for Equality eNews

Tuesday, October 22, 2013  


Volunteer for David Alvarez for Mayor!

Mail ballots in San Diego's special mayoral election are going out this week, so volunteers are needed  now to get out the word for our endorsed candidate, David Alvarez!


David is a longtime supporter of neighborhoods and working families. He has never been afraid to fight for our communities, even when that means taking a stand against the establishment. You can check out his blueprint for getting San Diego back on track here.


We can make the difference needed to get David into the runoff and elected as Mayor. Please join other Club members and Democrats throughout the county in volunteering for his campaign. There are several ways to get involved:

  1. Join the San Diego Democrats for Equality and the LGBT and Allies Community on Saturday, October 26th from 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. to phone bank and walk for our candidate for Mayor of San Diego, David Alvarez! Meet us at David Alvarez's campaign headquarters located at 8316 Clairemont Mesa Blvd in Suite 212. Join club members, as we gather to support our candidate. Bring your friends, co-workers, spouses and acquaintances to spend the day getting out the word for David Alvarez.  Please RSVP to this event to     
  2. You can make calls from home. Just go to, read the instructions, register with your email address, and enter the password sandiego to begin calling.      
  3. If you'd like to come into the office to make calls or walk precincts, stop by the campaign headquarters located right by our County Party Headquarters. The address is 8316 Clairemont Mesa Blvd., Suite 206/212, San Diego, CA 92111. They are open 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. on weekdays and during the day weekends.


Feel free to contact the campaign office directly at 619-402-1330. Together we can elect David Alvarez, because We Are San Diego!


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




  Transformation Task Force to Present

Recommendations at the 

October 24 Club Meeting

The Democrats for Equality's Transformation Task Force has been hard at work since June 2013 initiating conversations with membership and formulating recommendations for consideration by the General membership. Join us this Thursday, October 24, for an interactive discussion of the recommendations, including changes to the Executive Board structure, and to offer your thoughts on the future of the Club!

The meeting will be held at the Joyce Beers Uptown Community Center, 3900 Vermont Street in Hillcrest, with a social at 6:30 p.m. and the meeting starting at 7:00 p.m. Please park in the underground parking garage at the Uptown District; if you park in the shopping center's surface lot you might be towed. Water and soda will be provided, members are encouraged to bring a snack item to share.


The membership will also be voting on  bylaw changes to implement the Task Force recommendations: 

  1. The Executive Board will be comprised of five elected officers: President, Vice President for Political Action, Vice President for Resource Development, Secretary and Treasurer.
  2.  For 2014, all five positions will be elected. Starting in 2015, the Vice President for Political Action and the Treasurer will be elected for two-year terms. Effective in 2016, the President, Vice President for Resource Development and Secretary will be elected for two-year terms.   
  3. In the event of a vacancy in the office of President, the Vice President for Resource Development shall serve as President until a special election is held to fill the vacancy.
  4. The President will appoint a Past President to chair the Nominating Committee.  If a Past President is not available to serve, the President may appoint another club member, preferably a former club officer, to chair the committee. Three additional members will be elected by the membership at the October meeting.  (The 2014 Nominating Committee will be selected at the October 24, 2013 meeting.)
  5. The Nominating Committee shall report it nominees at the club meeting preceding the club election, which will be held at the February meeting. 



Upon recommendation from the Executive Board, the following elected officials will be considered for Friendly Incumbent Endorsements at the October 24, 2013 meeting:


  1. Ben Hueso, State Senate, 40th  District
  2. Toni Atkins, State Assembly, 78th District
  3. Shirley Weber, State Assembly, 79th  Districrt
  4. Lorena Gonzalez, State Assembly, 80th  District
  5. Myrtle Cole, San Diego City Council, District 4
  6. Susan Davis, U.S. House of Representatives, 53rd District
  7. Maria Nieto Señour, San Diego Community College Board, District A
  8. Rich Grosch, San Diego Community College Board, District C
  9. Peter Zschiesche, San Diego Community College Board, District E 



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.


Dr. Ashish T. Agrawal & Bryan H. Wildenthal 
Assembly Majority Leader Toni Atkins 
Laurie Black 
Eric Isaacson & Susan Weaver 
Chris Kehoe & Julie Warren 
Don Mullen & John Logan 
Dr. Bob Pedrick & José Guzman 
Craig Roberts 
Stephanie J. Swift


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

Doug Case Signature
Doug Case, President 
San Diego Democrats for Equality 
Defending LGBT Equality since 1975