Clairemont Democratic Club

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


November Meeting & Club Endorsement Information

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Chris Murphy, Executive Director and Co-Founder of CARR

Hey, Clairemont Democrats!

For our November 10 meeting, our guest speaker will be Chris Murphy, Executive Director and Co-Founder of CARR (Consumer Advocates for Residential Care Facilities for the Elderly- RCFE). Chris worked with Speaker Toni Atkins to pass a bill be sure these facilities meet high standards of service and care to the elderly and won the 2014 Free Speech and Open Government Award in California. We either have family members, friends or ourselves who will be needing these facilities.

Club meeting will start at 7:00pm at Boomerangs (4577 Clairemont Drive, San Diego, CA 92117), however feel free to stop by earlier for food, drink, and conversation with your fellow Clairemont Democrats.

Club Endorsement Information

Our Democratic Club has been asked by many candidates for endorsements for their 2016 races. As you know, last summer we endorsed two outstanding people who are not opposed by any Dem candidates: Scott Peters, our incumbent Congressman for the 52nd Congressional District, and Todd Gloria, candidate for the CA 78th Assembly District.

According to our bylaws, only members in good standing are allowed to vote. The definition of members in good standing is that they have their dues paid up to date.  Our dues are collected each January for the year.  Our voting on endorsements in contested races will occur at our January meeting. Our club must have a 70% majority to endorse a candidate in a Democratic contested race. We also have the option of voting not to endorse any candidate for a particular race.

ca demWhy are we doing this at the January 12, 2016, meeting? Because the California Democratic Party has decided that the Democratic Party’s district delegates will be voting on Sunday, Jan. 31, 2016, on the endorsements for the state and local races. We would like our delegates from our Clairemont Democratic Club to know the wishes of their fellow club members.

Our club does not hold a December meeting due to the busy lives of our members preparing for the holidays.

If you wish to renew your membership for our Jan. 12th meeting, please send the following amount in a check to the address below or bring it with you in cash or check to the meeting Nov. 10 or Jan 12:

Member:     $20/year       Full Time Student/ Unemployed/ Veteran: $10/year
Make check payable to and send to:
Clairemont Dem Club
PO Box 178846
San Diego, CA 92117

Club members who have been named delegates include: Howard Wayne, Susan Guinn, Jen Campbell, Rhoda Quate, Ryan Trabuco, Will Rodriguez-Kennedy, and Eden Yaege.


Club Meeting: August 11

Congressman Scott Peters

Congressman Scott Peters

Hey, Clairemont Democrats!

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.

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: July 14

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Chris Ward

Hey, Clairemont Democrats!

For our July 14 meeting, we are excited to welcome Chris Ward — Chief of Staff for State Senator Marty Block, and candidate for San Diego City Council in District 3 (running to replace Todd Gloria who is termed-out). Chris will provide an update and progress report on what is going on in our state legislature.

Due to our club’s membership efforts, we qualified enough members within the 77th Assembly District to have a vote in that district for next year’s endorsement process at the California Democratic Party level.

Remember: If you haven’t already renewed your club membership, then please remember to bring your $20 dues – cash or checks.

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.

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: June 9

Communications Chair, Sarah Boot, addresses club

Sarah Boot, addresses club

Hey, Clairemont Democrats!

For our June 9 meeting, we are excited to welcome a presentation on human trafficking by our friend and club member Sarah Boot.

As a follow up from last month’s meeting, here is a link to the city’s Climate Action Plan.

Also, as a friendly reminder: Due to recent Bylaw changes, it’s important that we continue to grow and sign-up new members of the club. According to the endorsement process for the state party, the club gets 1 vote for every 20 members we have in each Assembly District (geographically, Clairemont is split between the 77th and the 78th districts). We need to increase our membership by the end of this month!

If you haven’t already renewed your club membership, then please remember to bring your $20 dues – cash or checks.

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.

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!


Reminder: Club Meeting Tonight — 7:00pm

Friendly reminder! Our monthly Clairemont Democratic Club meeting is tonight — 7:00pm at Boomerangs (4577 Clairemont Drive, San Diego, CA 92117). Our guest speakers will be Brian Elliot and Kath Rogers from the San Diego Climate Action Campaign.

Also, we need to increase our club membership before the end of June, so please bring a friend, family member, and/or fellow Democrat. Let’s get them signed up! Dues are $20 — cash or check.

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

Also, connect with us on social media!
Facebook Page: facebook.com/ClairemontDemocraticClub
Twitter: @ClairemontDems
Nextdoor Page: nextdoor.com/pages/clairemont-democratic-club-san-diego-ca


Next Club Meeting: May 12

1908492_1598334710377935_3798510102980390326_nHey, Clairemont Democrats!

For our May 12 meeting, we are excited to welcome a presentation on the San Diego Climate Action Campaign, with guest speakers Brian Elliot and Kath Rogers.

Reminder: Due to recent Bylaw changes, it’s important that we continue to grow and sign-up new members of the club. According to the endorsement process for the state party, the club gets 1 vote for every 20 members we have in each Assembly District (geographically, Clairemont is split between the 77th and the 78th districts). We need to increase our membership by the end of June. So, if you haven’t already renewed your club membership, then please remember to bring your $20 dues – cash or checks.

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.

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!


Next Club Meeting: February 10

gloria2Hey, Clairemont Democrats!

For our February 10 meeting, we are honored to welcome our friend and former Interim Mayor and President of City Council, Todd Gloria.

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 as the owners of Boomerang’s will have to start charging the club for the use of the space if we don’t spend at least $150 while there. They are good Democrats and a Clairemont business and deserve our support.

Also, David Axelrod has written a memoir, Believer: My Forty Years in Politics, which hits book stores on February 10 (the date of our next meeting!). If you wish to pre-order, please do so.

Reminder: If you haven’t already renewed your club membership, then don’t forget to bring your $20 dues – cash or checks.