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Tuesday, October 28, 2014   

Help Getting Out the Word


Scott Peters Reelection Is Critical



It is critical that Scott Peters be reelected to Congress. Our national leaders know this - National leaders, and even the US Chamber of Commerce have endorsed Scott Peters.  We know this in the LGBT community - Human Rights Campaign has endorsed Scott Peters.  We know this - we have endorsed Scott Peters.


Unfortunately, our city-wide press and broadcast media don't always do a good job of informing voters in the 52nd District of Scott's accomplishments or his opponent's tactics.


One TV station ran a story about the DeMaio campaign emails taking a writing credit for an editorial that was printed in the U-T San Diego as a U-T staff editorial. The U-T and other broadcast media did not cover the story. All voters in the 52nd see about this underhanded affair is a TV ad saying the U-T called Scott Peters "slippery".


San Diego CityBeat, which is well-read in much of central San Diego, but less so in points north, writes a story about an offensive email targeting a Peters campaign staff member.  Those of us who know and love her, know the image in the DeMaio email (which like the "slippery" editorial emails have been independently authenticated) is wrong. Even if we didn't know her, the email would still be a disgustingly misogynistic effort far below that of any decent person. Voters in the 52nd though, only see DeMaio's campaign ads (admittedly, not all of which are disguised as U-T editorials) stating his support for access to birth control (by removing it from prescription only status where it is now provided free, to over-the-counter where it will cost women upwards of $600 annually); more flexible work hours (in return for effectively giving up worker's rights to overtime pay); etc.


The only way voters in the 52nd District are going to learn the facts, instead of DeMaio's spin, is if we help Scott get the word out. We've already asked you to get out and work for Carol Kim  and Scott Peters  (and are doing so again below) during this last week of campaigning. On Saturday, November 1st, a major national figure will be in town to campaign for Scott. The campaign is not at liberty to announce who that figure will be yet (check out our Facebook page for the announcement when it's made), but it would be a wonderful opportunity to thank him for his support to the LGBT community.  You can do that by showing up on Saturday to walk precincts/make phone calls at Scott Peters headquarters - 4719 Viewridge Ave, Suite 130, San Diego, CA 92123.  To volunteer call our Club VP Will Rodriguez-Kennedy at (619)709-0676 or send an email HERE.






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



For a downloadable/printable list of all of the equality candidates recommended by San Diego Democrats for Equality, click on the link to the right.





A Request from our Priority Candidates 


Over the final week and especially on the 3rd and 4th of November, the campaigns need people to put together packets and label literature.  They need poll checkers and they need volunteers to drive voters to the polls.  And, yes, they need to Get Out The Vote through precinct walks and phone calls.



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




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.




The Case for Joe Biden



Meet The Press, May 6, 2012



"I am vice president of the United States of America. The president sets the policy. I am absolutely comfortable with the fact that men marrying men, women marrying women, and heterosexual men and women marrying another are entitled to the same exact rights, all the civil rights, all the civil liberties. And quite frankly, I don't see much of a distinction - beyond that." 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