Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Toni Atkins Campaign Kick-off

Join Our Former Dems for Equality Officer As She Kicks-off Her Senate Campaign

eNews doesn't usually lead with non-Club events. This issue is no different. Toni Atkins is Democrats for Equality. 

As an officer of the Club, as a City Council member, Interim Mayor, member of the Assembly, Speaker and, briefly, Acting Governor of the State, she has always kept her focus on serving our community. She is passionate AND smart. She is hard working AND effective.

Toni is not looking for one more win to serve as her swan song. She has been in the thick of it; making things better for all of us, and lord knows - seeing the Republican attacks on Planned Parenthood, the outrageous campaign against equal rights in Houston, TX, the physical assault of our friend George Zander in Palm Springs and the recent suicides of some of our upcoming best and brightest in the LGBT community; her job is not done. We need her in the State Senate and beyond.

Join us this Saturday, November 14th at 2PM at Golden Hill Park (2590 Golden Hill Drive) to kick-off Toni's campaign to keep her at work for us as a State Senator. Make sure you let her know you're with her and will be with her on Saturday by RSVPing HERE.



Young Dems Are Throwing a Party

San Diego County Young Democrats are hosting a Happy Hour Fundraiser to benefit our mutually endorsed candidate for San Diego City Council, District 7 - Justin DeCesare

It's the perfect opportunity to share a drink with this great Club AND benefit a dynamic, young candidate who is key to keeping our City's Council blue 

Friday, November 13th
     5:30 PM
Uptown Tavern
1236 University Avenue 
     (in Hillcrest)

Host:         $100
Supporter:   $50
Friend:         $25

CLICK HERE for tickets


 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.

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!

What A Party It Was

The Club's 40th Anniversary Brunch was a success. Money was raised, people were thanked and a good time was had as we talked about where we are, how we got there and where we're going in the future. 

Check out more pics from the big event in our Facebook album HERE.

Save the Date - 80th Anniversary Brunch 
November 4th 2045

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

            US Senate
                                           Kamala Harris

                      CA-53          Susan Davis
                      CA-52          Scott Peters

            California Senate
                      SD-39          Toni Atkins

            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 7         Justin DeCesare
                      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