Dems for Equality eNews

Tuesday, September 23, 2014   

Dems for Equality Meeting


 Hearing Both Sides on Proposition 46   

This Thursday's (September 25th) meeting will finalize our endorsements for November's Voters Guide.  Among our considerations, we will hear from proponents and opponents to Proposition 46 - the Pack Patient Safety Act.  The proposition, if enacted, will require random drug/alcohol testing of doctors; require doctors to check a State database before prescribing narcotics to new patients to ensure the patient isn't receiving the same narcotics from other doctors; and, raise the cap on "pain and suffering" awards from its current $250,000.

The Club will also consider other State and local propositions for endorsement as well as discuss the logistics of Voters Guide distribution at the monthly meeting. Your input is needed. 

Thursday, September 25, 2014

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




Join the San Diego Democrats for Equality Team

Some of us are old enough to remember the devastation caused by HIV/AIDS.  Dems for Equality saw more than it's fair share with the loss of many leaders and members.


Some of us only remember a world of "In my day..." lectures trying to scare us into safer sex - "sex can kill you", "always use a condom" - and one drug after another to help turn HIV/AIDS into a manageable condition.


Regardless of your age and experience with HIV/AIDS, everyone in our community HAS experienced the effects of HIV/AIDS.  The LGBT community has been, and continues to be one of the hardest hit groups and AIDS Walk is part of our response to stop being victims and keep fighting back.


Dems for Equality will once again be fielding a team in this fight and we need you. Please walk with us and show the world it's time to end this scourge.  You can sign up to walk with Sarah Boot, former and current officers of the Club and others on our team HERE. The registration fee is only $35 - although you can donate more. Even if you can't walk with us, consider donating that $35 (or more) to the walkers.  Donations can also be made HERE.


For the first time, AIDS Walk will be on Saturday - Saturday, September 27th. There is also a new starting point for this year's walk. Meet us at University Ave and Normal Street - at the Pride flag. Get out your walking shoes and make a difference.










Our Candidates Debate Their Opponents


Rep. Scott Peters


Scott Peters will be debating Carl DeMaio this evening in a studio debate on KNSD television.  Scott's campaign will be holding a viewing party at the campaign headquarters - 4719 Viewridge Avenue, Suite 130; San Diego 92123.  The viewing party will be from 6 - 7PM, followed by phone banking from 7 - 8:30PM.






James Kimber

Our endorsed candidate, James Kimber will debate the incumbent Congressional Representative for the 50th District - the man who proves ineffectiveness and failure to serve his constituents does not skip a generation - at the only debate between the two.


The debate will be moderated by Carl Luna and will be held:


Friday, September 26, 2014

Cuyamaca College Performing Arts Theater

7:00 - 8:30pm


The debate is being sponsored by:


Veterans Campaign


National Association for Uniformed Services




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.




Is it Time to Re-Up?


The Club depends on membership dues to keep the lights on and promote our candidates and issues to the community. A large number of community members depend on our Voters Guide to help them make an intelligent choice when marking their ballots so your membership renewal is critical to ensure those Guides get into those hands next month. If your membership has lapsed or if you know you're membership is soon to expire, please re-up now. You might also consider upgrading your membership to a higher level.


You can find out more about the Club's membership levels and benefits online HERE. You can also renew with a credit card there.  If you would prefer to use a check, send the check, made out to Democrats for Equality to:


San Diego Democrats for Equality

PO Box 33050

San Diego CA 92163 



Club Elects New Board Member - Seeks One More




At our August meeting, the Club elected Lilian Arreguin to our Board of Directors.  Lilian lives in Oceanside and provides some much needed North Co. perspective to our Club's leadership.  She also brings energy and a willingness to step in and get the stuff done that needs to be done. We hope you will congratulate her on her new office.


According to our By-laws, there is still one more vacancy on the Board.  We'd love to have you on the team as we move into the Club's 40th anniversary year.


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




Help Re-elect Dems for Equality member Kevin Beiser



Please join Hon. Todd Gloria President, San Diego City Council to support the re-election of


Hon. Kevin Beiser

President, San Diego Unified School Board

Saturday, September 27th 1:00 - 3:00 pm

At the home of Rich Ahrendt & Joe Whittaker 


For more information/to RSVP click HERE. 







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.








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