Tuesday, October 13, 2015

How Does An LGBT Democratic Club Celebrate 40 Years of Activism?

Join us for Our 40th Anniversary Brunch

With Our Very Own SPeaker of the Assembly, Toni Atkins, SPECIAL GUEST, FORMER SPEAKER OF THE ASSEMBLY JOHN PEREZ and more

Saturday, November 7, 2015 from 11am to 1:30pm
at The Prado Restaurant
               1549 El Prado (Balboa Park)
               San Diego, CA

Buffet Brunch (Cash Bar).
     $40 - Club Members
     $50 - Friends of the Club
     $250 - Silver Sponsor (2 tickets, 2 mimosas, acknowledgement)

for information on Gold, Platinum, and Ruby Sponsorship, contact Kelvin Barrios at kelvin@randkconsult.com. 
Mimosas -$5.
$20 - Bottomless Mimosas.
You may pre-order your mimosas by adding cost to your ticket.
For any questions or special requests, please contact Roberto C. Torres at roberto@randkconsult.com or call (619) 786-7412.
We look forward to having you join our 40th Anniversary Brunch and celebrating 40 years of LGBT activism in the Democratic Party.


Meet and Greet Today

 San Diego Democrats for Equality members are invited to come to a free Meet and Greet with U.S. Senate Candidate and Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez.
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm,   Tuesday October 13th  
Iron Fist Brewery, Barrio Logan. 1985 national ave, 92113

San Diego Democrats for Equality has not endorsed in the US Senate Race


Dems for Equality to Consider Endorsement in SD 39 at October Meeting

October's Club meeting should be interesting. We hope to generate a little more light and a little less heat as we consider endorsements in the San Diego City Council District 7 race and the California State Senate District 39 race. Because October is traditionally our last meeting of the year we will also be electing our delegates to the State Party's Pre-endorsement Conference in January. 

The State Party awards one Pre-endorsement Conference delegate to Democratic clubs for each 20 members of that club in an Assembly District. Based on our membership as of July 1st of this year, that means Dems for Equality will get about 12 delegates in the 78th AD, and 1 delegate in both the 79th and 80th AD. This number represents a large block of all the votes at the Conference which proposes endorsements in area Congressional, State Senate and Assembly District races. If you are a Dems for Equality member in one of these Assembly Districts who would like to represent the Club at the Pre-Endorsement Conference, let us know HERE. The Conference will be held in San Diego and our By-laws bind delegates elected by the Club to support the candidates endorsed by Dems for Equality.    

The Club's October 22nd meeting will be held at Joyce Beers Uptown Community Center, 3900 Vermont Street in Hillcrest. (Please use the underground parking structure behind Trader Joe's to avoid ticketing).

          Social Half-Hour          6:30 PM
          Business Meeting       7:00 PM


No Club Meeting, What Will I Do?

The Club doesn't meet in November or December. That doesn't mean we won't still be getting together to make plans and swap stories.

We will be celebrating our 40 years of activism with a brunch on November 7th. (See Announcement at top of eNews)

Likewise, we're also working on our annual Holiday Party. We'll let you know when in December it will be and what you can bring, but it's always a lot of fun and we hope to see you there.


 Celebrate 40 Years of Activism by Joining the Club

Democrats for Equality had a very successful 1st half of 2015 and we're well on our way to our goal of 400 members to celebrate our 40th Anniversary. Much of the progressive change in San Diego and in our community can be traced directly or indirectly through the work of our members.

We're not finished and we need you to get the job done. If you've let your membership lapse, NOW would be a good time to renew. If you want to be a part of the change, join NOW. Our members make history. Join us.

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. At the risk of sounding like a Public Television pledge drive, if you depend on our endorsements, Voters Guide, newsletters, social media posts and programs, you should be a member! 
If your membership has lapsed or if you know your membership is soon to expire, please re-up now. You might also consider upgrading your membership to a higher level.

We'd like to thank Rebecca Phillpott and Robert Phillpott who renewed their membership. Welcome back. We're also pleased to welcome Nick Serrano who joined Democrats for Equality as a new member. 
You can find out more about the Club's membership levels and benefits online HERE. 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
Note that in order to comply with Federal and State election laws, please include your full address where you are registered to vote and your job title/employer with your check. Telephone number and email address would be nice too!
Like Us, Really Like Us
San Diego Democrats for Equality's Facebook page has been number 1 among County Democratic Clubs for a while now. Even so, we've got quite a few new members so we're putting this out again. Please Like Us! Facebook includes the number of likes on a page as part of their complex algorithm to decide if our posts should be widely distributed or not. If you like us now, more people will see our Voter's Guide in their timeline next year. Twitter has different rules, but the effect is the same. The more people who follow us on Twitter means more people seeing our Tweets.

If you are on Facebook or Twitter and you haven't already liked/followed us, please do it now.




Dems for Equality Endorsed Candidates 2016

                                   Hillary Clinton

                      CA-53          Susan Davis
                      CA-52          Scott Peters

            California Assembly
                      AD-78          Todd Gloria
                      AD-79          Shirley Weber

            Board of Supervisors
                      Dist 3         Dave Roberts

            San Diego City Council
                      Dist 3         Chris Ward
                      Dist 9         Georgette Gomez     

                      Sub-Dist D    Richard Barrera
                      Sub-Dist A    John Lee Evans


As we work toward a better future for our community and Country, take a couple minutes to remember what we've already done with a short history of the our accomplishments.

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
Email: info@democratsforequality.org