Dems for Equality eNews

Tuesday, March 3, 2015   

The Votes Are In


Dems for Equality Endorses former Club member Tim Orozco


Tim Orozco Running for City Council

Former aide to Speaker Toni Atkins, Tim Orozco is running for a seat on the San Jose City Council. The special election on April 7th will fill the 4th District seat created when Kansen Chu, was elected to the Assembly in November.

Orozco has been endorsed by a host of organizations including the Santa Clara County Democratic Party, the League of Conservation Voters, South Bay AFL-CIO Labor Council, the Sierra Club, and BAYMEC (non-partisan LGBT political action committee). For more information about Tim and his candidacy, click HERE.


Dems for Equality took the unusual step of considering an endorsement outside our San Diego County home because of Tim's long association with, and hard work for the Club.  The Club's Board recommended that the membership endorse Tim's bid for election to the City Council and following a week long online vote concluded yesterday, the membership overwhelmingly agreed.

The Club joins Club members Assembly Speaker Toni Atkins, Councilmember Todd Gloria, State Senator Chris Kehoe, SDUSD Boardmember Kevin Beiser, DNC member Jess Durfee, Phil Diamond, Craig Roberts, Maureen Steiner and Kevin Tilden hosting a fundraiser reception for Tim at the home of Port Commissioner Bob Nelson on Sunday, March 15th from 1 - 3 PM. Click on the invitation below to donate to this great event and RSVP to 408-982-7134 or by clicking HERE.






Club Committees 


Part of our recent By-laws review focused on the plan to move more of the planning and work of the Club from the Board to committees where we could benefit both from more minds thinking about our future and more hands to get us to that future. Please make a commitment to moving the Club forward by participating in one, or more of the Club's committees.

Program/40 Committee - This committee is tasked with developing meetings and events for the Club's 40th Anniversary year. The committee will meet on March 12th prior to the Club's Board meeting at 6:30PM at Bamboo Lounge.


 If you have ideas about how to better show-off the Club and it's accomplishments, or just would like to let us know how we can make our events more meaningful for you, please plan on attending. Click HERE to let us know you are coming (or if you can't attend but have ideas you want considered).






San Diego Democrats for Equality is deeply involved with our community and our Party - and the next few months provide many opportunities to join us as we participate with many of the people and groups working to make things better.







Saturday, April 11th, 2015
Hilton San Diego Bayfront
One Park Boulevard, San Diego 92101
6:00 p.m. Reception & Silent Auction
7:00 Dinner and Awards Program

Join us at the San Diego Democrats for Equality table (and qualify for special ticket pricing) by selecting "Club/GO Team Seating" at THIS LINK.


Harvey Milk Diversity Breakfast For six years we've participated in the Harvey Milk Diversity Breakfast. It's a great opportunity to start your day with your fill of inspiration and purpose without that overly-full feeling that makes you want to go home and go back to bed. 

Join us for the Seventh Annual Harvey Milk Diversity Breakfast on Thursday, May 21, 2015, 7:30-9 am at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront Hotel, 1 Park Blvd. Attended by more than 1,000 people, businesses, groups and organizations annually, this San Diego event is the largest Harvey Milk celebration in the state of California! 

Thursday, May 21, 2015
7:30 AM - 9:00 AM
Hilton San Diego Bayfront
1 Park Blvd
San Diego, CA 92101



Get your ticket for the Dems for Equality sponsored table HERE




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.


We are beginning a notification process to let you know when your membership is about to expire. It will consist of an email message approximately one month prior to expiration followed by a letter to those who do not respond to the email. Email is cheaper than US mail so, please log on and renew when you get the notice.


Even so, there is a cost associated with our email communications too. If your membership has expired more than a year ago, you can expect a notice from us that we will be dropping you from our email list for this newsletter and other Club communications. Please don't let that happen. Your membership is important to us and we would like to count you amongst our fellow Club members committed to progressive government and LGBT equality. Please log on through the link below and renew you membership now.

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


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