Clairemont Democratic Club

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


Petition: Councilwoman Lorie Zapf Should Fire Staffer

Councilwoman Lorie Zapf is under fire for racially-charged comments made by her staffer, Shirley Owen.

Councilwoman Lorie Zapf is under fire for racially-charged comments made by her staffer, Shirley Owen.

The Holidays are almost over, but our friends at Point Loma Democratic Club have highlighted an online petition asking District 2 Councilwoman Lorie Zapf to fire her staffer, Shirley Owen, for racially-charged comments made earlier this month at our city’s inauguration ceremony for newly elected and re-elected members of the San Diego City Council.

From the petition: “On December 10, 2014, a group of protesters, including children, held a silent demonstration at the San Diego City Council Inauguration. The protest was against police brutality and to declare that black lives matter. The protest did not cause any disruption to the ceremony because it was held silently.  After the ceremony was complete 4 of 9 City Councils member commended the group of protestors on how respectful they were of the inauguration ceremony.”

As reported in a KPBS article, Zapf’s community staff member for Clairemont and Bay Park was quoted in reference to the protestors as saying, “f—— idiots with their hands up” and “I wanted to shoot them.”

If you’d like to join in signing, please check out the petition at Change.org.

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December Club News & ADEM Elections

No meeting this month, but we wanted to wish you all a very, merry Holiday season with your friends and families!

Gil Cabrera, Attorney and San Diego Convention Center Board Member

Gil Cabrera, Attorney and San Diego Convention Center Board Member

Our first club meeting of 2015 will be Tuesday, January 13 at 7:00pm.

Club memberships are due! If you’d like to join as a member, club dues for 2015 are $20.

We will conduct club elections of officers, and review how Clairemont voted in the 2014 November elections.

Gil Cabrera, attorney and Democratic activist, will be our guest speaker that evening. Mr. Cabrera will speak on How Democrats Can Win in San Diego.

For food, drinks, and conversation please arrive early (6:00pm).

Meeting Location
Boomerangs Gourmet Burgers
4577 Clairemont Drive
San Diego, CA 92117

ADEM Elections will be taking place in January as well. Every registered Democratic voter is eligible to participate.

The California Democratic Party is convening ADEMs on January 10 and 11, 2015, where 14 people (7 men / 7 women) from each Assembly District will be elected to represent their district for both the 2015 and 2016 State Conventions.

Since Claremont and Bay Park are split between both the 77th and 78th Assembly Districts, we need to be aware of the dates and times for our respective ADEM Elections.

For AD77 elections information, click here.

For AD78 elections information, click here.

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