Clairemont Democratic Club

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


Club Meeting: September 10

Hello, Clairemont Democrats!

Join us for our next club meeting next Tuesday, September 10th at 7:00pm inside Elijah’s Restaurant (7061 Clairemont Mesa Blvd., San Diego 92111).

As noticed at our last meeting, we will be considering a couple more 2020 endorsements, which include:

  • San Diego City Attorney
  • County Board of Education, District 1
  • San Diego Unified, District A

Also, the biggest political news this week affects Clairemont in a small way. Congresswoman Susan Davis announced that she is not running for re-election. Although Clairemont is represented by our awesome Congressman Scott Peters, prior to 2012, part of our community was represented by Susan Davis.

Her leadership and contributions to legislation in support of our veterans, our military servicemembers, our environment, our public education, and a host of other issues. We want to thank Congresswoman Davis for her courage and leadership, and her past representation of our community in Congress.

Here is the statement from Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Susan Davis’s retirement:

“Congresswoman Susan Davis is a spectacular Member of Congress and a significant leader in our country. As a Senior Member of the Armed Services Committee and of the Education and Labor Committee, she is a Chairwoman who deeply understands that America’s strength is measured not only in military might, but also in the health, education and well-being of the American people. Her patriotic, persistent leadership on the Committee on House Administration to ensure clean, fair elections has helped protect the sacred right of all Americans to have their voices heard at the ballot box and in our democracy.

“Chairwoman Davis came to the Congress committed to fighting for America’s children. Her two decades in Congress have made a significant difference for countless families in San Diego, the state of California and the country. Her leadership will be soundly missed in the United States Congress. All her colleagues in the Congress look forward to continuing to benefit from her leadership for the next year and a half, and her legacy for years to come.

“We thank her husband Steven and her family for sharing Congresswoman Davis with the Congress and the country, and wish them the best in all their future endeavors.”

And we’ll close with the statement from Congressman Scott Peters:

“Congratulations to my friend and colleague Susan Davis on her retirement from the United States House of Representatives. Her service in Congress over nearly two decades has made San Diego and our country better. She has been a fierce advocate for our military families and service members and championed expanding education and opportunities for Americans. As the senior member of our delegation, Susan was a model of exemplary service for all of us.

“I’m sad to hear this news, but I’m glad to hear Susan will remain active and continue her service to San Diego here at home—where she has made so much of a difference already. I wish Susan, Steve, and their entire family the best as they embark on this next chapter.”

If you have suggestions or ideas about meeting topics or event types that you’d like us to host, please email them to me or visit our Facebook page.

If you would like to join, or renew your club membership ($20 dues), please do so on our membership page. You may also renew at the meeting. Or, if you would prefer to mail a check, here is our PO Box information:

Clairemont Democratic Club
PO Box 178846
San Diego, CA 92117

It is our shared responsibility to ensure that people are informed, educated, and not mystified by stage craft, economic bribery or the feeling of helplessness. We have so many exciting things in store for our Clairemont Democratic Club members. We look forward to seeing each and every one of you at one (but hopefully all) of our meetings and events.

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Club Meeting: July 9

Hello, Clairemont Democrats!

Join us for our next club meeting on Tuesday, July 9th at 7:00pm inside Elijah’s Restaurant (7061 Clairemont Mesa Blvd., San Diego 92111).

Last month we heard a presentation from Jay Jayakumar about the draft of the Green New Deal. This month we will formally take a vote to endorse a resolution in support. Check out the draft resolution here, and take a look at the presentation on PowerPoint here.

Also, Sarah Walsh from Sullivan Solar Power will speak and present on solar energy, battery storage, and some of the upcoming changes in energy policy and utility rates.

Finally, due to candidate scheduling we will push our endorsement recommendation for San Diego City Attorney to our club meeting in August.

If you have suggestions or ideas about meeting topics or event types that you’d like us to host, please email them to me or visit our Facebook page.

If you would like to join, or renew your club membership ($20 dues), please do so on our membership page. You may also renew at the meeting. Or, if you would prefer to mail a check, here is our PO Box information:

Clairemont Democratic Club
PO Box 178846
San Diego, CA 92117

It is our shared responsibility to ensure that people are informed, educated, and not mystified by stage craft, economic bribery or the feeling of helplessness. We have so many exciting things in store for our Clairemont Democratic Club members. We look forward to seeing each and every one of you at one (but hopefully all) of our meetings and events.


Club Meeting: Tuesday, June 11

Hello, Clairemont Democrats!

As noticed at last month’s meeting, we will take final actions on supporting AB 1784 (The Secure the Vote Act) at our next meeting Tuesday, June 11th! Our meeting starts at 7:00pm at Elijah’s Restaurant at 7061 Clairemont Mesa Blvd., San Diego, CA 92111.

We will also hear a presentation from Jay Jayakumar about the draft of the Green New Deal, and hear from our guest speaker, our very own District 2 City Councilmember, Dr. Jen Campbell.

Finally, will celebrate and acknowledge our own Ryan Trabuco on his recognition last weekend at the California Democratic Party Convention as “Man of the Year” from the California Young Democrats.

If you have suggestions or ideas about meeting topics or event types that you’d like us to host, please email them to me or visit our Facebook page.

If you would like to join, or renew your club membership ($20 dues), please do so on our membership page. You may also renew at the meeting. Or, if you would prefer to mail a check, here is our PO Box information:

Clairemont Democratic Club
PO Box 178846
San Diego, CA 92117

It is our shared responsibility to ensure that people are informed, educated, and not mystified by stage craft, economic bribery or the feeling of helplessness. We have so many exciting things in store for our Clairemont Democratic Club members. We look forward to seeing each and every one of you at one (but hopefully all) of our meetings and events.


Club Meeting: May 14

Hello, Clairemont Democrats!

As noticed at last month’s meeting, we will formally take action to support a number of legislative proposals on clean elections for our next meeting on Tuesday, May 14th! Thank you to speakers John Hartley and James McCord who presented last month. The three proposals we will be considering include:

More information about these bills can be found on the California Clean Money Campaign website: yesfairelections.org

Finally, we are excited to welcome Carol Kim from the San Diego County Building and Construction Trades who will present and discuss the history of labor unions in an educational Labor 101 presentation.

If you have suggestions or ideas about meeting topics or event types that you’d like us to host, please email them to me or visit our Facebook page.

If you would like to join, or renew your club membership ($20 dues), please do so on our membership page. You may also renew at the meeting. Or, if you would prefer to mail a check, here is our PO Box information:

Clairemont Democratic Club
PO Box 178846
San Diego, CA 92117

It is our shared responsibility to ensure that people are informed, educated, and not mystified by stage craft, economic bribery or the feeling of helplessness. We have so many exciting things in store for our Clairemont Democratic Club members. We look forward to seeing each and every one of you at one (but hopefully all) of our meetings and events.


Club Meeting: April 9

Hello, Clairemont Democrats!

We will be conducting an installation for our club’s officers, as well as discussing the issue of clean elections for our next meeting on Tuesday, April 9th! Speakers John Hartley and James McCord will discuss those efforts happening locally and statewide.

​​​​​​​Also, we will hold a Candidate Open Mic Night! Any Democratic candidate running in 2020 is welcome to speak in increments of 5 mins max (Candidates or representative must sign up at entry and allow 3 candidates to speak before a second turn). This will allow them time to try new material, platform, pitch or share thoughts on their campaign.

Finally, the county party’s 39th Annual Roosevelt Dinner is coming up on Saturday, May 11th. We’ve put together a fantastic basket to be bid on at the dinner.

If you’d like to attend and sit with our club, purchase your tickets here and let them know you’d like to sit with the Clairemont Democratic Club!

If you have suggestions or ideas about meeting topics or event types that you’d like us to host, please email them to me or visit our Facebook page.

If you would like to join, or renew your club membership ($20 dues), please do so on our membership page. You may also renew at the meeting. Or, if you would prefer to mail a check, here is our PO Box information:

Clairemont Democratic Club
PO Box 178846
San Diego, CA 92117

It is our shared responsibility to ensure that people are informed, educated, and not mystified by stage craft, economic bribery or the feeling of helplessness. We have so many exciting things in store for our Clairemont Democratic Club members. We look forward to seeing each and every one of you at one (but hopefully all) of our meetings and events.


Club Meeting: Tuesday, March 12

Hello, Clairemont Democrats!

Will Rodriguez-Kennedy, newly elected Chair of the San Diego County Democratic Party, will be our guest speaker for our next meeting on Tuesday, March 12th!

Will is a United States Marine Corps veteran who overcame homelessness after being discharged under Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell. Afterwards, he became an activist in the LGBT community, was elected Co-Chair of San Diego LGBT Pride, and elected Club President of San Diego Democrats for Equality. Last year, he was elected President of the California Young Democrats and was hired by the California Democratic Party as their Millennial Outreach Coordinator.

At 31, he is the youngest county Democratic Party Chair among 10 largest counties in the country — and we are happy to welcome him as our guest speaker!

Also, we will be conducting elections for our club’s Executive Board at our March 12th meeting. Positions up for elections include:

  • Club President
  • Vice President
  • Secretary
  • Treasurer

Hospitality Chair, I.T. Chair, Membership Chair, and Political Action Chair are appointed positions. If you are interested in serving on our board, please let us know!

Finally, you may’ve heard that we were nominated for CLUB OF THE YEAR last month by the San Diego County Democratic Party’s Council of Clubs. Although we did not win, we are thrilled to have been nominated, and are excited for our friends at Fallbrook Democratic Club. They will be honored at our party’s upcoming Roosevelt Dinner this year.

If you have suggestions or ideas about meeting topics or event types that you’d like us to host, please email them to me or visit our Facebook page.

If you would like to join, or renew your club membership ($20 dues), please do so on our membership page. You may also renew at the meeting. Or, if you would prefer to mail a check, here is our PO Box information:

Clairemont Democratic Club
PO Box 178846
San Diego, CA 92117

It is our shared responsibility to ensure that people are informed, educated, and not mystified by stage craft, economic bribery or the feeling of helplessness. We have so many exciting things in store for our Clairemont Democratic Club members. We look forward to seeing each and every one of you at one (but hopefully all) of our meetings and events.


Club Meeting: February 12

Hello, Clairemont Democrats!

Christopher Wilson, Associate Director at Alliance San Diego, will be our guest speaker for our meeting THIS TUESDAY, February 12th!

Christopher received a Bachelors degree in History and Ethnic Studies from the University of San Diego and is currently the Associate Director at Alliance San Diego.

His work centers on empowering communities of color and low-income communities through building bridges, creating collaboration, and identifying common issues. He is a father, brother, uncle, husband, and global change activist, who has traveled and lived all over the world. Christopher’s life experiences, education, training, and work give him a deep understanding of the complexities involved with empowering people. He is inspired by family, artists, co-workers, and close friends, who keep him honest and hopeful.

Also, we have been nominated for CLUB OF THE YEAR by the San Diego County Democratic Party’s Council of Clubs.

Finally, congratulations to Will Rodriguez-Kennedy on being elected the new Chair of our county Democratic Party! He sat down with Voice of San Diego last week on their podcast to discuss moving our party forward into the 2020 elections.

If you have suggestions or ideas about meeting topics or event types that you’d like us to host, please email them to me or visit our Facebook page.

If you would like to join, or renew your club membership ($20 dues), please do so on our membership page. You may also renew at the meeting. Or, if you would prefer to mail a check, here is our PO Box information:

Clairemont Democratic Club
PO Box 178846
San Diego, CA 92117

It is our shared responsibility to ensure that people are informed, educated, and not mystified by stage craft, economic bribery or the feeling of helplessness. We have so many exciting things in store for our Clairemont Democratic Club members. We look forward to seeing each and every one of you at one (but hopefully all) of our meetings and events.