Clairemont Democratic Club

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


Spotlight on Women’s Health Laws

Our Congressman, Scott Peters — who our club has proudly endorsed for re-election to Congress, by the way — has long been a champion for women’s health.

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.

Last Week Tonight host John Oliver seems to be on a roll lately. Voting laws were given the spotlight last week, which we posted about here. On his program last night, John threw the spotlight on the status of women’s health laws throughout the country.

Pretty scary stuff. The more Tea Party and anti-choice types get elected throughout the country, the more our progress on this issue recedes at the detriment to women.

Please, share this video. Perhaps, make a donation to Planned Parenthood. Then, let’s do something about it!

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2016 Endorsement Update

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Assembly Speaker Toni Atkins speaks with club members

After tonight’s meeting, our club has endorsed the following candidates for the 2016 election cycle:

U.S. President: Hillary Clinton

State Senate, District 39: Toni Atkins

Secretary Clinton and Assembly Speaker Toni Atkins join our fellow endorsed candidates: Scott Peters and Todd Gloria

Although we were unable to come to a consensus to endorse in the race for San Diego City Attorney, we decided to rate both Gil Cabrera and Rafael Castellanos as “acceptable” for Clairemont Democrats this election. No matter which candidate prevails in that race, we know both of these candidates would be stellar choices.


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 Endorsements: August 2015

Hey, Clairemont Democrats!

At our August 11 meeting, the club unanimously endorsed Todd Gloria and Scott Peters for their upcoming elections in 2016.

Councilmember Todd Gloria is running for State Assembly

Councilmember Todd Gloria is running for State Assembly

Todd Gloria is a Clairemont native who is running for State Assembly in the 78th Assembly District to replace termed-out Assembly Speaker Toni Atkins. Todd’s exemplary record as a member of the San Diego City Council and as interim Mayor, coupled with his stellar passion for infrastructure, affordable housing, and homelessness will serve him well as an advocate for our city, region, and California.

Visit Todd Gloria’s campaign site to find out more information: toddgloriaforassembly.com

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Congressman Scott Peters is running for re-election in 2016

Congressman Scott Peters has fought for our district, but has had several close elections against Tea Party extermists — beating Brian Bilbray in 2012, and winning re-election against Carl DeMaio in 2014. His professionalism, exemplary congressional staff, and winning record on the environment, women’s health, and veterans issues have proven formidable in the swing 52nd Congressional District. Scott is America’s Finest Congressman, and we’re proud to support his re-election!

Visit Scott Peters’s campaign site to find out more information: scottpeters.com

If you’d like to join the Clairemont Democratic Club, or attend one of our meetings, we meet the second Tuesday of the month 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.

Also, become a neighborhood supporter of Clairemont Democratic Club on Nextdoor, and check us out on Facebook and Twitter @ClairemontDems. Follow us and like us, please!


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!


Reminder: Club Meeting Tonight — 7:00pm

As a friendly reminder, our monthly Clairemont Democratic Club meeting is tonight — 7:00pm at Boomerangs (4577 Clairemont Drive, San Diego, CA 92117). Our guest speaker will be attorney and Democratic activist Gil Cabrera. Mr. Cabrera will be speaking on How Democrats Can Win in San Diego.

Also, a presentation on last November’s elections and how organizing contributed to a big win for Scott Peters by our club’s IT Chair Ryan Trabuco and our county party’s Deputy Vice-Chair Will Rodriguez-Kennedy.

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


Clairemont Goes Blue!

Clairemont CA52 2014The 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!

Congratulations, Scott!

For a more detailed look at the updated results, please visit the inewsource website here.