Dems for Equality eNews

Tuesday, August 19, 2014   

Minimum Wage/Paid Sick Leave Once Again Law


 San Diego City Council Overrides Mayor's Veto of Ordinance

With a six to two vote (Councilmember Zapf, not voting), the San Diego City Council voted to override Mayor Faulconer's veto of the recently approved minimum wage increase that would also provide five sick days annually for workers. 

"This City Council is standing up and demonstrating that we value honest work and fair pay," said Council President Todd Gloria, who drafted the wage increase ordinance. "When 38 percent of this city who work do not earn enough to make ends meet, then something must be done."
Many of the groups behind such disasters as Prop B (increasing City liabilities while taking away City Employee pensions), the defeat of the Barrio Logan Community Plan and many more have already pledged to mount a campaign to delay/defeat the ordinance through referendum.  They plan to have their paid signature gathers out in force by mid-week.
San Diego Democrats for Equality will look at the issue and consider steps to defend the ordinance at it's Thursday, August 28th meeting.  The Club will also finalize our endorsements for the November General Election Voters Guide and elect up to two new Board members.  Social time begins at 6:30 PM and the business meeting starts at 7:00 PM.  The meeting will be held at Joyce Beers Uptown Community Center, 3900 Vermont St (across from Trader Joe's) in Hillcrest.
Please plan to be there and make your voice heard.




Freedom Awards is Coming


Freedom Awards 

The Freedom Awards is San Diego Democrats for Equality's premier event to recognize the contributions of our members, others in the LGBT community and our allies.  It's also our largest fundraising event during the year. We're getting down to the business of planning our next Awards and need your help. If you can help make sure the next Freedom Awards is a success, please drop us a line HERE. We'd love to have your expertise, desire to get involved or just your elbow grease. We'd love to have you.




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 - Noon - 3:00 PM. The location is the Morley Field area of Balboa Park (Upas St at Texas - near the pool).  We'll be the ones with the big Dems for Equality banner.


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. 




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.





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
  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