Notes from June Meeting

General Meeting: Monday, June 15, 2020 via Zoom

6:30 PM President Susan Peinado called meeting to order

Welcome – Introduction of Officers

  • VP Dr Rebecca Fielding-Miller (present)
  • VP Ramla Sahid
  • Secretary Cathie Hyatt (present)
  • Treasurer, Rosamond Blevins

Motion passed to approve the agenda – (M: Yvonne Elkin)

Featured Speakers

William Rodriquez-Kennedy, Chair San Diego County Democratic Party

  • San Diego Budget Vote – Process
  • Highlights from the 2020 primary
  • Remote organizing and campaigning 
  • Q & A

From the Chat

Dr. Rebecca Fielding-Miller, Internal Vice President, DWC

  • COVID 19 information
  • Q & A

From the Chat

Resolution to Demand San Diego Democrats Refuse Donations from Law Enforcement Unions

Ellen Nash and Alyce Pipkin-Allen

Motion passes unanimously to support resolution – (M: Doreen Mattingly)

Useful links shared in Chat during the meeting:

Endorsement Update

Yvonne Elkin, DWC Endorsement Chair

  • Update on endorsement process for the General Election
  • Endorsement Meeting on Sunday, June 28, 2020 at 10AM 
  • County Board of Education 1, Gregg Robinson
  • County Board of Education 2, Guadalupe Gonzalez *
  • San Diego City Attorney, Cory Briggs & Mara Elliott
  • San Diego Unified District A, Sabrina Bazzo
  • San Diego Unified District D, Richard Barrera *
  • San Diego Unified District E, Lawana Richmond & Sharon Whitehurst-Payne
  • Superior Court Judge Seat 30, Tim Nader

Elected Officials

  • Doug Case – representing California Senate Pro Tem Toni Atkins – State Budget
  • Legislature’s Budget Proposal – PDF
  • Housing Production Packet of Bills – Link
  • Senate Housing Production Legislative Package – PDF
  • Senator Atkins’ June constituent newsletter – Link

Officers’ Reports 

Internal Vice President – Dr. Rebecca Fielding Miller

  • Reiterated COVID-19 precautions
  • Do NOT go to the gym
  • Swimming is okay
  • Outdoors is good

Treasurer’s Report – Susan Peinado for Treasurer Rosamond Blevins 

Secretary – Cathie Hyatt 

  • No report 


From the Chat

  • Labor for Black Lives Caravan, Start: Friday, June 19, 2020• 1:30 PM, Location:County Administration Center •1600 Pacific Highway, San Diego , CA 92101, Host Contact Info: Satomi Rash-Zeigler szeigler@unionyes.orgLink

Announcements (all events/meetings are virtual)

  • Ehab Shehata – End the #DeadlyExchange – Jewish Voice for Peace – One of the most dangerous places where the regimes of Donald Trump and Benjamin Netanyahu converge is in exchange programs that bring together police, ICE, border patrol, and FBI from the U.S. with soldiers, police, and border agents from Israel – Link
  • Samantha Jenkins – Citizens Advisory Board on Police/Community Relations Meeting Monday, June 22 – Link
  • Brenda Aguirre – Virtual Forum on Anti-racism (in Spanish) – Link
  • Brett Fisher – Campaign Kick-Off for Terra Lawson Remer, Tuesday, June 16 – use this Link to donate collectively
  • Michelle Krug – Region 20 Zoom Meeting with Rusty Hicks, Saturday, June 20 – details to be emailed out
  • Ellan Nash – BAPAC Forum of AD Unified School Board Candidates, Saturday, June 20 – Link
  • Wedad Schlotte – San Diego Arab Film Festival Online, Saturday, June 20 – Link
  • SD Dem East Area Fund raiser with Christine Pelosi, Saturday, June 27 – Link

Meeting adjourned 9:02 PM

Endorsement meeting – Sunday June 28, 10:00AM-1:00PM

Next regular meeting – Monday, July 20, 6:30PM

Notes by Cathie Hyatt, Secretary