August 19 – Endorsements & Resolutions

New Meeting Start Time

We are moving the meeting time to start promptly at 6:30 PM.
Social time will be from 6:00PM to 6:30PM.

Because our agenda is completely full, we will not be able to give candidates (not on the agenda) time at the beginning of the meeting, as we usually do, to address our members. We encourage candidates to come to the Social Time so that they may talk directly to club members before the meeting starts.

The first order of business will be to address the following proposed Bylaw change:

Article VIII - Candidate Endorsements
For rules governing candidate endorsements refer to the Candidate Endorsement Policy.

Current Bylaws are available here. The proposed revisions are highlighted here.

Endorsements
Chaired by Yvonne Elkin, Endorsement Committee Chair

We will attempt to endorse in the following races:

  • San Diego County Board of Supervisors District 1
    • Rafael Castellanos
    • Ben Hueso (Jessica Hayes will be speaking for him)
    • Nora Vargas
    • Sophia Rodriguez
  • San Diego Community College Board District B (Friendly Incumbent) 
    • Bernie Rhinerson
  • San Diego Community College Board District D (Friendly Incumbent)  
    • Mary Graham
  • San Diego County Board of Supervisors District 2
    • Kenya Taylor
  • SD County Board of Supervisors District 3 
    • Olga Diaz
    • Terra Lawson-Remer            
    • Jeff Griffith has dropped out of this race        
  • Congressional District 52 (Friendly Incumbent)  
    • Scott Peters

Green New Deal Resolution for Dem Clubs

WHEREAS The UN Interdepartmental Panel on Climate Change has concluded that Human Caused Climate Change poses a clear and existential threat to humans and land and marine life forms and that energy, agricultural and transportation sectors must be fully decarbonized in 11 years to limit the global temperature rise to 1.5 deg C to avoid global catastrophic consequences; at the same time, the fossil fuel industry has known about and deliberately concealed information and misinformed the public about the science and impacts from the burning fossil fuels and have spent billions of dollars to fund climate denier campaigns and block policies that advance climate solutions; 

WHEREAS The US is experiencing an unprecedented level of economic inequality, inadequate employment, wages and benefits, threats to food and water safety, lack of healthcare and affordable housing and environmental damages — all of which impact low income, indigenous and communities of color more significantly, and there is an urgent need to transition to an economy that works for all; 

WHEREAS Only the proposed Green New Deal initiative proposes a fair and just transition to a green, sustainable and renewable energy economy at the scale of the crisis; creates and guarantees good paying jobs; requires that the transition be led by the people who are at maximum peril from these threats; and can achieve the rapid, fair, and ethical transition of the United States to a net zero greenhouse gas emitting economy;

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Democratic Woman’s Club of San Diego County supports the Green New Deal resolution and the no Fossil Fuel Money Pledge, and calls on the San Diego Congressional delegation to: 1) cosponsor the Green New Deal Resolution; 2) sign the no Fossil Fuel money pledge and commit to refusing political contributions from the fossil fuel industry; and, 3) hold a town hall meeting in their district in San Diego County by the August 2019 recess to dialogue with constituents on climate change. 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that this resolution be sent to the California US Senators and Congressional Representatives to take the actions identified.

“Clean Elections”: Differences from traditional reforms. Endorsement.

“Clean Elections” is the name supporters have given to some public financing efforts, used most prominently in Maine and Arizona. Some Clean Elections laws provide a government grant to candidates who agree to limit their spending and private fundraising.

Officer Reports

  • Vice Presidents, Ramla Sahid and Dr Becca Fielding-Miller 
  • Treasurer, Rosamond Blevins
  • Secretary, Cathy Hyatt
  • Social Committee Chair, Kate Bishop
  • President’s Report, Susan Peinado
    • The Women’s Museum of California will be celebrating Women’s Equality Day, in Balboa Park on August 26th. The public is invited to join in the celebration with the Museum’s annual Suffrage Parade and Rally, 4:00 PM on the lawn area across from the Organ Pavilion.

Announcements

Raffle drawing


Location

We meet at Elijah’s Restaurant, 7061 Clairemont Mesa Blvd, San Diego, CA 92111

MTS routes 44 and 60.
If you need a ride home afterwards, contact us beforehand so we can arrange carpools.

Come early and socialize with club members and officers. Officers are there by 6PM and available to talk and answer questions.

Order dinner or a drink to sustain you, and the restaurant!

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