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.
President Obama’s final State of the Union address will be the same night as our meeting on Tuesday, January 12.
The speech begins at 6PM our time, so we will gather at 5:30 to order food, drink and chat, then listen to the speech together. It will likely be done by 7PM, our regular meeting time. Meeting as always is held at Boomerangs Gourmet Burgers (4577 Clairemont Drive, San Diego, CA 92117)
Come early to pay your cash or check dues for 2016 in person, OR mail your check NOW to Clairemont Dem Club, PO Box 178846, San Diego, CA 92117.
Executive Board met in December and decided that the Club endorsement votes should be in regard to races for office that would include the voters of Clairemont. Thus, the following races are those in which we will be voting. As per our by-laws, there will be three possible ways to vote:
We can vote to officially endorse a candidate — that requires 70% threshold,
We can vote not to endorse at all, or
We can vote that all or some of the candidates are “acceptable”
Below is the list of candidates and offices on which we will be considering endorsement:
City Attorney: Gil Cabrera, Rafael Castellanos, Mara Elliott
State Senate: Toni Atkins, Marty Block
U.S. Senate: Kamala Harris, Loretta Sanchez
U.S. President: Hillary Clinton, Martin O’Malley, Bernie Sanders
City Councilman Todd Gloria – Club Endorsed for 78th State Assembly District
We will also be voting on our Club officers for 2016. We have four elected officers who are running unopposed at this time although nominations from the floor can be made:
President – Jen Campbell, MD
Vice President – Rhoda Quate
Secretary – Kyle Ellis
Treasruer – Linda Carston
Other Members of the Executive Board are appointed and serve as Committee Chairs of Membership, Internet Technology, Hospitality, Political Action, & Photography. Other possible Committees may be formed from time to time as the need arises.
At our Executive Board Meeting in December, the Board noted that changes need to be made to our Club’s By-Laws to reflect changes in County Party By-Laws that were made at the Central Committee meeting in November 2015. Other updates are also needed.
Looking forward to receiving your membership dues in the mail and seeing you at the upcoming meeting.
For our August 11 meeting, we are excited to welcome Congressman Scott Peters back for an update on what’s going on in Washington, D.C.
Also, we will be considering early 2016 club endorsements for Scott Peters’ re-election, and for Clairemont native Todd Gloria for his State Assembly bid.
Remember: to vote on club endorsements, you must be a member in good standing! If you haven’t already renewed your club membership, or would like to join and become a member, then please remember to bring your $20 dues – cash or checks. We are working on setting up the ability to pay dues online!
Our club meeting starts at 7:00pm at Boomerangs (4577 Clairemont Drive, San Diego, CA 92117). Remember to order food and/or drink if at all possible. The owners of Boomerang’s are great Democrats, and they deserve our business and support.
The latest precinct-by-precinct vote tally in the hard-fought 52nd Congressional District campaign between Congressman Scott Peters and Tea Party’s Carl DeMaio, shows that our Clairemont community overwhelmingly supported Scott Peters’s re-election.
DeMaio was held to no more than 52% of the vote in his best-performing precinct, only winning five — two of those five by a small plurality. Meanwhile, Scott Peters won four Clairemont precincts with over 60% of the vote, and won everything else!