Clairemont Democratic Club

America's Finest Democrats. In the Heart of San Diego!


Southside With You: Opens This Friday

southside with youThe indie film, Southside With You, opens this Friday, August 26 at the Reading Cinemas at Clairemont Town Square.

Starring Parker Sawyers and Tika Sumpter, the film is inspired by Barack and Michelle Obama’s first date in 1989 Chicago.

As the summer movie season winds down, it is being hailed by critics as a superb date movie based on its’ 89% score at Rotten Tomatoes.

Rated PG-13 for brief strong language, smoking, a violent image and a drug reference. Runtime is 84 minutes.

If you’re interested, showtimes are here.

 


Club Meeting: July 12

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Assembly Speaker Emeritus Toni Atkins

Hello, Clairemont Democrats!

We are looking forward to seeing you at our upcoming Tuesday, July 12th meeting at Boomerang’s Gourmet Burgers, 4577 Clairemont Dr., San Diego, CA 92117.

Assembly Speaker Emeritus Toni Atkins will join us and update club members on the status of legislation in Sacramento. Toni Atkins is also our endorsed candidate for the 39th State Senate District this November.

Also, our brief business at this meeting will include hearing from primary election winner Mara Elliott, and recommending to endorse her for City Attorney.

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City Attorney candidate Mara Elliott

We’re looking forward to a great meeting!

 

As always, if you would like to join as a club member, dues are $20 and can be paid on our membership page. Otherwise, you may bring cash or check with you to our next gathering. You may also mail your dues to Clairemont Democratic Club, PO Box 178846, San Diego, CA, 92117. If you have need for financial forgiveness on these dues, please let us know!


June 7, 2016 Primary Election Info!

ballot-voting-endorseBefore you fill-out your ballots, check out our club’s June 7, 2016 Primary Election endorsements.

For a comprehensive list of other recommendations for other offices and propositions, here’s a link to the San Diego County Democratic Party’s Voter Guide.

If you are an absentee ballot voter, be sure to mail back your ballot early, or drop it off at the county Registrar of Voters office (5600 Overland Ave, Suite 100, San Diego, CA 92123).

The earlier you vote, the earlier you will be taken off the contact lists of campaigns — this means less phone calls and canvassers to deal with as the election gets closer!

For more election information about the June Presidential Primary, check out the Registrar of Voters website: sdvote.com.


May 1st Hillary Caucus and Club Meeting Info

CA52 DNC Slate PrintHey, Clairemont Democrats!

This Sunday (May 1st), we are encouraging you attend the Hillary Clinton caucus to help support club president Dr. Jen Campbell and town council president Ryan Trabuco. They’re running to become delegates to the DNC and would love to have your support. Also running are longtime Democratic activist Judy Ki, and Farouk Al-Nasser who is Vice President of the Poway Democratic Club.  Caucus elections start at 2:00pm at UA Local 230, 6313 Nancy Ridge Drive, San Diego, CA 92121. As long as you’re in line by 3:00pm you will be allowed to vote.

For our Tuesday, May 10 meeting, we are excited to welcome Col. Doug Applegate and Patrick Malloy, candidates for Congress in the 49th and 50th congressional districts. They’re running against Tea Party incumbents Darrell Issa and Duncan Hunter, Jr.

At our Tuesday, June 14 meeting, we will welcome Farouk Al-Nasser as our guest speaker. Farouk is an expert on ISIS and the geo-politics of the Middle East.

Club meetings start at 7:00pm, and the address for Boomerang’s Gourmet Burgers is 4577 Clairemont Dr., San Diego, 92117. If you’d like to join as a member, we now have online memberships!

Please come early to socialize and order food and drinks. The owners of Boomerang’s have been so gracious to our club in providing meeting space. Let’s be sure to return the favor and support their business!

Finally, become a neighborhood supporter of Clairemont Democratic Club on Nextdoor! We are also on Facebook and Twitter @ClairemontDems, so like us and follow us there, too!


Club Meeting: March 8

9745445_GHello, Clairemont Democrats!

We are looking forward to seeing you at our upcoming Tuesday, March 8th meeting at Boomerang’s. Our program will be a talk by Lee Burdick, former advisor to Bob Filner about her new book, Bob Filner’s Monster. She will have hardback copies available to purchase at $22.50 or you can order on Amazon for a paperback version for $16.95. She will be autographing the books for you at the end of her talk.

Our brief business that evening will include voting on the further additions to our club’s by-laws.

Also, we will consider endorsing for School Board in our District A. There are a few Democratic candidates: The incumbent, Dr. John Lee Evans, Daniel Smiechowski from Clairemont Planning Board, and Steph Groce from Clairemont Town Council. Dr. Evans will be at the School Board meeting that night and can not join us, but may be able to send a representative. The other candidates, Daniel Smiechowski and Steph Groce, will be present to give two minute introductions, take a few questions, and then give a 30-second summation before discussion and a vote is taken.

We will also hear from Melinda Vasquez — the Democratic candidate for State Assembly District 77, where many of our members live, who is seeking our endorsement. She is running against incumbent Republican Brian Maienschein.

If you have yet to pay your dues for 2016, please bring cash or check with you to our next gathering. Otherwise, we will no longer have you on our email list. You may also mail your dues to Clairemont Democratic Club, PO Box 178846, San Diego, CA, 92117. Dues are $20 for the calendar year. If you have need for financial forgiveness on these dues, please let us know!


Spotlight on Women’s Health Laws

Our Congressman, Scott Peters — who our club has proudly endorsed for re-election to Congress, by the way — has long been a champion for women’s health.

At the start of the current 114th Congress in fact, Rep. Scott Peters proudly stood against the Tea Party’s attempt to undermine women’s health choices. Scott Peters has done so time, and time again. We applaud him for it. One of the many reasons we love having Scott as our representative in Congress.

However, on a state-by-state basis over the last 5 years, Tea Party extremists have contributed to new laws being passed that have directly contributed to the closing of at least 70 women’s choice clinics throughout the country. On average, 14 per year. Closed. Done. Jobs lost, and healthcare opportunities for women abandoned.

Last Week Tonight host John Oliver seems to be on a roll lately. Voting laws were given the spotlight last week, which we posted about here. On his program last night, John threw the spotlight on the status of women’s health laws throughout the country.

Pretty scary stuff. The more Tea Party and anti-choice types get elected throughout the country, the more our progress on this issue recedes at the detriment to women.

Please, share this video. Perhaps, make a donation to Planned Parenthood. Then, let’s do something about it!

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