Dems for Equality eNews

Tuesday, December 16, 2014   

Support Club Members Running for California Democratic Party Central Committee


Mark Your Calendars

Every two years, the California Democratic Party reorganizes and elects new central committee and executive board members. The next reorganization begins next month. Convention delegates are appointed, elected by County Central Committees and elected in Assembly District caucus meetings.


Democrats for Equality has always had good representation with our members elected at ADEM caucuses and this cycle should be no different. But to make that happen, we need our members and friends to attend the caucus meeting and vote for our members running for State Central Committee and State Executive Board. The meetings will be held on January 10th and 11th (2015) as follows:


Assembly District 80*                         Assembly District 79*

1/10/2015 10:00 AM                             1/11/2015 12:30 PM

Chula Vista Public Library                     Malcom X Library

Civic Center Branch

365 F Street                                          5148 Market Street

Chula Vista  CA 91910                         San Diego  CA  92114

more info:                                              more info:           



Assembly District 78*                         Assembly District 77*

1/10/2015 10:00 AM                             1/10/2015 12:00 Noon

Marina Village Conference Center        Mainstreet Bar and Grill

1960 Quivara Way, Rm. 3-1                 13385 Poway Road

San Diego  CA 92109                           Poway  CA  91064

more info:                                              more info:                   



Assembly District 76*                         Assembly District 75*

1/10/2015 10:00 AM                             1/10/2015 10:00 AM

Oceanside Library Community Rm.      Park Avenue Community Center

330 North Coast Highway                     210 Park Avenue

Oceanside  CA 92054                          Escondido  CA  92025

more info:                                             more info:             



*    If you're unsure of your Assembly District, click here.


You must be a Democrat registered in the Assembly District in which you wish to vote. The times listed above indicate when meeting registration opens. You may register, vote and leave. It is not necessary to attend the meeting which begins two hours following the opening of registration. There is a $5 requested donation for all voters at the caucus. We urge you to pay if you can, but it is strictly voluntary and not required in order to vote.


If you are a Dems for Equality member running for a delegate position or E-Board position (registration to run has closed) let us know here. Let's make sure our community continues to be heard within the County/State/National Democratic Party.  





Break Out the Ugly Holiday Sweater


Whether you celebrate a non-denominational winter solstice holiday, Christmas, Kwanzaa, Festivus, Hanukkah, Saturnalia or something else, one of the common threads between them all is getting together with friends and family and sharing food and conversation.

The San Diego Democrats for Equality Holiday Party will take place on Sunday, December 21st from 2:00 to 5:00 PM.  The Party will be hosted this year by Eva and Daniel Posner. (Address provided upon RSVP). The Club will provide the liquid libations and we ask that everyone bring their favorite holiday food to share.


Please RSVP HERE. Let us know how many are coming and what you're bringing. And, Please be prepared to have a good time.




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 Turns 40 





2015 is the 40th anniversary year for San Diego Democrats for Equality and we want to celebrate our birthday in a big way. If you would like to help with the party planning, please let us know here.








Jonathan Dunn-Rankin



We lost a member, benefactor and friend last Friday. Jonathan Dunn-Rankin was a part of San Diego Democrats for Equality for decades, opening his home for events and meetings, performing Master of Ceremony duties at the Freedom Awards as well as where ever his strong voice could be of use. He was also a friend to many in the Club and within our community.


On February 2nd, a memorial service - This Is Your Wonderful Life, Jonathan Dunn-Rankin - will be held at Cygnet Theatre. Jonathan Dunn-Rankin's life will be celebrated by family, friends and colleagues. But I'm sure that in Jonathan's mind everyone he met became family. Please come together to celebrate the life of this wonderful man.

There will be a reception followed by a celebration in the theater. RSVP and keep up with the plans for the celebration 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
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