Please join the Clairemont Democrats on Tuesday July 9, at Boomerang’s Gourmet Burgers in Clairemont for our monthly club meeting. Come at 6:00 p.m. to dine and socialize with club members. Our program will begin promptly at 7:00 p.m.
This month, we are featuring Rochelle Becker, the Executive Director of the Alliance for Nuclear Responsibility. Rochelle Becker has been actively promoting nuclear safety in California for 30 years. She will be speaking about San Onofre, its closure, and getting recompense for rate payers, as well as other items of interest regarding nuclear developments.
Here is some additional background on Rochelle Becker: As the past Mothers for Peace spokesperson and project director, Rochelle testified before the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, the California Energy Commission the Regional Water Quality Control Board, the state legislature and Congress. Currently Rochelle is representing the Alliance for Nuclear Responsibility and Sierra Club before the CPUC addressing issues of license renewal and other ratepayer costs in PG&E 2007 General Rate Case. Rochelle was instrumental in gaining the support of California’s Attorney General and the County of San Luis Obispo for a federal appeal filed in December 2003 addressing the Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s refusal to allow hearings on post 9/11/01 security before licensing an expanded high-level radioactive waste facility on California’s vulnerable earthquake active coast. Rochelle has also worked with organizations on safety issues at the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station (SONGS). She is currently working with California Earthcorps in legal proceedings to address the safety concerns of replacing steam generators at the Southern California nuclear plant before the CPUC. Rochelle has recently been appointed to the Sierra Club’s newly formed Radiation Committee. Rochelle has won several environmental awards and for several years was the President of the Board of the Environmental Center of San Luis Obispo. Rochelle Becker graduated from the University of San Francisco. She lives with her husband of 39 years in Grover Beach.
The Clairemont Dems’ Monthly Club meeting in June was a huge success!! Members gathered at 6:00 p.m. to socialize and grab a bite to eat from Boomerang’s. At 7:00 p.m., Club President, Dr. Jen Campbell, kicked off our meeting. Club member, Carol Kim, announced that she will be running as a Democrat for San Diego City Council District 6. Club member, Phyllis Mathis, expressed the displeasure of Clairemont residents regarding an attempt by developers to rezone an area of Clairemont near Genesee and Balboa Avenues – right across the street from residences – to allow for a drive-through restaurant open until 1:30 a.m. Finally, the keynote speaker of the evening, prominent local attorney, Pam Wilson, addressed the club. Wilson is a leader of the coalition called Scenic San Diego, which works to keep our environment beautiful. Wilson sounded the alarm bell about a billboard company lobbying our City Council to put commercialized billboards up in the downtown area.
In recognition of the 6 month anniversary of the Newton shootings, we are holding a vigil in memory of those fallen by this violent tragedy.
Please come out and join us to remember Newton and other victims of gun violence in our country.
We will not back down.
We will not give up.
We will not forget.
We demand sensible gun laws in our country to reduce gun violence.
What: Newtown Anniversary Vigil
Where: Alcazar Gardens in Balboa Park
When: This Friday, 7:30 pm
Bring: Battery-operated candles, sweater, friends, family