Dems for Equality eNews

Tuesday, October 14, 2014   

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Voters Guide Here


Now Go Vote!



San Diego Democrats for Equality spends months each election cycle scoring candidate questionnaires, interviewing candidates, debating and voting on endorsements to provide our community with a full slate of candidates who support equality and a progressive future for our Country.  We've released the results of our work in our Gubernatorial  General Election Voters Guide (click on the image above or Here to get a complete downloadable/printable version). 


In order to be included in this guide, a candidate must complete and score well on our equality questionnaire and receive the vote of at least 60% of our membership in attendance at the designated endorsement meeting. Because we are chartered by the Democratic Party, we cannot endorse a non-Democrat.  From time to time however we find situations where a non-Democrat is markedly better than his/her opponent.  In these cases, we indicate the difference with an "acceptable" rating. Some times when we find a candidate's statements and positions particularly bad for equality/progress, as in this year's election, we rate that candidate as "unacceptable"


If there are races/propositions that appear on your ballot that do not have an endorsement/recommendation, it means that either:

 -  none of the candidates chose to participate in our rigorous process,

 -  we could not come to a 60% majority decision, or

 -  we simply didn't feel we had the time to properly consider the issues/candidates.


If you are not registered to vote, you have until October 20th to do so.  You can even do it online Here. You can also check to see if you're registered at the same site. If you have opted for permanent vote-by-mail status, VOTE NOW. You can still request a vote-by-mail ballot until October 28th - or you can vote/drop off your vote-by-mail ballot (that way, you get one of these nifty "I Voted" stickers) at the Registrar of Voters office - 5600 Overland Ave; San Diego 92123. If you prefer to vote at the polls on election day, print out our Voters Guide and take it with you.


Progress happens when voters demand progress. In State after State we find people trying to restrict the vote to "their kind of people". Don't let them win without a fight.

However you choose to vote, make sure that you DO vote.




Our October 23rd Club Meeting Will Not Be at Joyce Beers   

San Diego Democrats for Equality is all about electing equality supportive Democrats to office.  For that reason, we will not be holding our regular monthly meeting at Joyce Beers Uptown Community Center.


Instead, we will be meeting at the campaign headquarters of our Priority Campaigns for the November 4th election - Carol Kim (San Diego City Council, District 6) and Scott Peters (52nd Congressional District).


This could be the most important meeting the Club has all year.  Be there! Get Out the Vote!


Carol Kim Campaign Headquarters              Scott Peters Campaign Headquarters

8328 Clairemont Mesa Blvd. Suite 214            4715 Viewridge Ave, Ste 150,
San Diego, CA 92111                                       San Diego, CA 92123




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. 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





Toni Tkins Kevin Beiser Don't forget that we've got important races all over the County. Club members Speaker Toni Atkins (78th Assembly District) and Kevin Beiser (SDUSD Trustee) could use money and/or time over the next few weeks to get re-elected, and we've got a full slate of Statewide and local candidates who need a hand before the election.  


Get Involved




Dems 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.




LGBT Community Reception for David Campos for Assembly


With San Francisco Assemblyman Tom Ammiano forced out due to term limits this year, the LGBT Legislative Caucus may be down to one member after this election. That is a step back in the progress we have made to our goals for representation at the State Capitol.  Fortunately we have a chance for our community to hold this seat with the election of San Francisco Supervisor David Campos.


The general election pits two Democrats against each other.  David is running neck-and-neck with his opponent, and every ounce of support will help.


There is an opportunity for supporters of all contribution levels to come meet David and keeping the seat for one of our own.  Please see the notes below, and RSVP if you can join us!


Please join Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez & Bruce M. Abrams for an evening reception for David Campos For State Assembly.


Tonight, Tuesday, October 14, 2014

5:30 - 7:00 pm


Home of Bruce M. Abrams

3130 2nd Avenue

San Diego, CA 92103


Host: $500      Friend: $250      Ally: $100      Ticket: $35



learn more:




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