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Tuesday, June 24, 2014   

Club Forum to Feature Barrera, Gloria and Gomez

 Dems for Equality Monthly Meeting on June 26th


Thursday's (June 26) Club meeting will feature Richard Barrera, SDUSD Board Member and Secretary/Treasurer of the San Diego and Imperial County  Labor Council; San Diego City Council President Todd Gloria; and Club V-P Georgette Gomez.  Each of them will talk about their fight against Nullification Politics - our term for buying legislation through Initiatives and Referendums when elected officials won't be bought.  ...More...


Barrera and Gomez will talk about their experience fighting campaigns to pack the School Board, take away City employee pensions and overturn Barrio Logan's Community Plan. Council President Gloria will talk about his proposal to raise the minimum wage in San Diego and the initiative campaign gearing up to confuse and defeat it. We'll also propose some practical solutions (see below) to prevent nullification attempts in the future. 


The Club meets at Joyce Beers Uptown Community Center, 3900 Vermont St in Hillcrest.  We begin with a social [half] hour at 6:30 PM with the program beginning at 7:00 PM.




Ready for Pride?

Dems for Equality Pride Kick-off Reception


Dems for Equality is returning to Great Maple for our reception to kick-off Pride Weekend right. Say hello and catch up with your favorite Democratic officeholders and candidates; sample some of the fantastic complimentary appetizers you remember from last year's event; and just relax with your Club friends. 


The event is free to Sustaining, Sponsoring and Patron members.  $25 for everyone else.  Great Maple's wait staff is available for drink purchases.


Thursday, July 17th

5:00 - 7:00 PM


Great Maple

1451 Washington Street in Hillcrest


RSVP HERE  or send your check made out to Democrats for Equality to:


Democrats for Equality

PO Box 33050

San Diego  CA  92115


Upper Level Members RSVP HERE





 Resolutions To Be Considered at June Meeting


The Club's Board has recommended four resolutions for adoption by the membership at the Club's meeting on Thursday, June 26th. One resolution proposes that voter Initiatives and Referendums be placed only on General election ballots when voter participation is highest.  The other resolution proposes that the City and the County follow the State's procedures that require that the top two vote-getters advance to the General election whether or not one candidate in the Primary receives 50% + 1 votes or more.  A version of each of these two resolutions will be sent to the San Diego City Council and the San Diego County Board of Supervisors.  Click on the images below to read the text of the resolutions.


No 50% + 1 Elections Resolution
General Election Initiatives Resolution






By-laws Change To Be Proposed at June Meeting


The Board has proposed a change in the Club's By-laws to add two "at-large" members to the Board.  The proposed change would be as follows (proposed changes in Italics):


Article VII - Executive Board
Section 1. The Executive Board shall consist of the elected officers and two at-large members to be elected by the Club's membership. At-large Board members shall be elected for one year terms. The members of the Executive Board must be members in good standing of the San Diego Democratic Club/ San Diego Democrats for Equality.




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Dr. Ashish T. Agrawal & Bryan H. Wildenthal 
Assembly SpeakerToni 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.

Self Evident Truths
David Warmoth, President 
San Diego Democrats for Equality 
Defending LGBT Equality since 1975