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Wednesday, January 15, 2014   



Help David Win!


Mail ballots are being sent this week to San Diego voters to elect the city's next mayor. Democrat David Alvarez is in a tight race his special-interest-backed Republican opponent - meaning what you and I do now will determine the outcome on February 11.

"San Diego needs a steady hand after our recent turmoil. Councilmember Alvarez has the experience and leadership to lead our City back to stability and restore confidence in government.  He will be a great mayor for this City. -- Toni Atkins

Join Assembly Majority Leader Toni Atkins for a
Walk in the Neighborhood
Saturday, January 18
Meet at 9:00 a.m.
Balboa Park - near Morley Field
Meet at the corner of Upas and Mississippi Streets
RVSP essential for preparing
sufficient number of precinct packets
RSVP to Chris Ward at

The campaign's Kearny Mesa headquarters is at 8316 Clairemont Mesa Blvd., Suite 212, San Diego, 92111 (in the same office complex as the County Democratic Party Headquarters). Precinct walks are scheduled every Saturday at 9:30 a.m. or Sunday at 12:30 p.m.  The campaign also organizes phonebanks every night from 3 to 8 p.m. Click here
to sign up to volunteer or call at 619-420-1330.  


If you'd prefer to make calls from home anywhere in the county, go to for info on how to get started.


Click here to donate to the campaign. Any amount would really help.  







Join Our Table at the Roe v. Wade Dinner  



The club has purchased a table of ten for the 41stAnniversary  of Roe v. Wade Dinner on Thursday, January 23, 2014. The event will be held at the Joe & Vi Jacob's Center, 404 Euclid Avenue, San Diego 92114. No host cocktails are at 6:00 p.m. and the dinner and program start at 7:00 p.m.


If you are interested in attending please email Doug Case at and click here to pay $60 online (please indicate Roe v. Wade Dinner in the message field). 


The theme this year is "Reproductive Healthcare Access in the Military" and the keynote speaker is Capt. William M. Leininger, MD, (U.S. Navy). The recipient of the Defender of Choice Award is Mattheus E. Stephens, Esq.



Important Notice:

Club Meeting in January will be on
Saturday Morning, January 25


In order to avoid conflict with the Roe v. Wade Dinner, the January club meeting has been moved to Saturday morning, January 25 at 9:00 a.m. at the Joyce Beers Uptown Community Center. We will be conducting candidate forums and considering endorsements in the San Diego City Council races in District 2 and 4. Coffee and juice will be provided.  Members are encouraged to brink breakfast snacks (fruit, pastries, etc.) to share. For those who are available, we will participate in a precinct walk for David Alvarez immediately following the meeting.




Call for Nominations 

Club Elections to be held in February  

The club will be electing new officers at our February 27 meeting.  The elected officers are President, Vice President for Political Action, Vice President for Resource Development, Secretary and Treasurer.  If you are interested in any of these positions, please contact Stephen Whitburn, Nominations Committee Chair at or 619-543-0333.


Dr. Ashish T. Agrawal & Bryan H. Wildenthal 
Assembly Majority Leader Toni Atkins 
Laurie Black 
Eric Isaacson & Susan Weaver 
Chris Kehoe & Julie Warren
John McConnell & James Kinney 
Don Mullen & John Logan 
Dr. Bob Pedrick & Josť 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