This month in San Diego County we’ve seen how local, sustained activism can help change the world!
NeverAgainCa.org’s founder, Rose Ann Sharp, will interactively illustrate to us how the movement to end gun shows at the Del Mar Fairgrounds developed and was successful within six months. This will be a fun evening to create our own successes where we want to change the outcomes!
NeverAgainCA.org took their inspiration from the Parkland Students, who asked each of us to be involved in ending gun violence.
Fred Rogers, VP and co-founder of the San Diego County Democrats for Environmental Action, will briefly talk about the issues involved with the proposed Newland Sierra housing project that is expected to be approved by the County Board of Supervisors at the end of the month.
Tim J. Doring is organizing a signature drive to stop the proposed Newland Sierra housing project, and is offering a donation to the club for each signature gathered by clubmembers.
The following local Democratic clubs will also be working with Mr. Doring to earn money for their clubs by collecting signatures:
- San Diego County Democrats for Environmental Action
- San Marcos Democratic Club
- La Jolla Democratic Club
- Uptown Democratic Club
Every valid signature earns $7. It’s easy to take the petition around to other Clubs, church, schools, neighbors, local fairs and farmers markets. We can turn this money around to help our endorsed candidates. If 20 club members gather 20 valid signatures each, that’s $2,800. If 40 club members gather just 15 signatures each that’s $4,200 to put back into local campaigns. Some of us who gathered signatures for the Full Voter Participation Act, which forces top two County races from the primary into November, will tell you that it’s not that hard. And Tim’s campaign has a really good script to use.
Up for endorsement consideration are two great candidates for La Mesa City Council:
- Dr. Akilah Weber
- Dave Myers
As always, our members are encouraged to arrive at 6:30 pm to socialize and enjoy the special all evening Happy Hour menu at Elijah’s Restaurant.
Monday Sep 17 – Social Time from 6:30pm, Club business at 7:00pm.
Members are encouraged to get together from 6:30pm just before the meeting starts.
Order dinner or a drink to sustain you, and the restaurant!
Elijah’s Restaurant, 7061 Clairemont Mesa Blvd, San Diego, CA 92111 (map).
- MTS routes 44, 60
Photo credit: Kristen Shanahan (@k_shan7)