Dems for Equality eNews

Tuesday, August 12, 2014   

Election Reform Progress


 Action from Council President Gloria On the Club's Resolutions

The Club approved two resolutions at it's June meeting to be sent to the San Diego City Council and two more to the San Diego County Board of Supervisors.  The resolutions called for amendments to the Charters of the County and City to ensure that local officeholders and Initiatives/Referendums be elected/approved by the largest pool of voters possible - specifically, during General (November) elections.  Council President (and Dems for Equality member) Todd Gloria recently responded to our resolutions, detailing the preliminary actions taken to make the reforms happen.
Several other Clubs and organizations have joined us in this call for election reform and we're grateful for the solidarity.  If you are a member of other civic/political organizations who have not yet added their voice to the call to have important civic decisions made by more of our citizens, please ask them to do so.
You can get a refresher on the original resolutions HERE.




Club Seeking Two Additional Board Members



Dems for Equality adopted a By-Laws change that called for two "at-large" Board members.  Board members must be members in good standing of San Diego Dems for Equality.  At-large Board members are expected to attend monthly and specially called Board meetings, as well as manage special projects as requested by the Board.


If you are interested in election to the Board, contact us HERE.




Save The Date


...Sep 7th Is The Day That The DemoBears Have Their Picnic...  


Last year's picnic was great and once again we will have our DNC member in charge of the volleyball.  Make plans to join us Sunday, September 7th - 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM.


We'll provide the drinks.  You bring yourself and a meat (or non-meat protein), salad, fruit, veg or dessert.


It'll be fun, but it'll be more fun with you there.  Clear the date and we'll be back in touch with more details later. 




San Diego Democrats for Equality is about to turn the big 4-0


We're beginning to plan the year long party next year and we'd like you to help.  The Club was founded in 1975, which makes next year our 40th year and we would like to make it a BIG one. If you would like to be part of the 40 Committee, send us an email HERE.




Next Club Meeting


Our next meeting will be Thursday, August 28th. The meeting will be at our regular meeting place, Joyce Beers Uptown Community Center, 3900 Vermont St (across from Trader Joe's) in Hillcrest.  6:30 PM for Social Time, Program 7:00 PM.  We will complete our endorsement process for the November General Election as well as elect Board members at our August meeting.





Scott Peters for Congress  


Carol Kim and Scott Peters are both up and running full speed toward the November election.  Phone banking and precinct walks are happening every week between now and then and of course, they can always use your donations.  Get in touch - Get Involved.


Scott Peters                        Carol Kim 




Take a Look at Us Strutting Our Pride



We tried to share our pics with you in last week's eNews but we had a bad link that led only to an error message. 


Let's try again.  has been updated with some of the highlights from last month's Pride celebration.  See us in action HERE. 



Dr. Ashish T. Agrawal & Bryan H. Wildenthal 
Assembly SpeakerToni Atkins 
Laurie Black 
Susan Guinn & Denice Feldhaus
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