Events News

Notes from November Meeting – Our Heroines and Champions

Monday, Nov 16, 2020 Via Zoom

6:32PM Club President Susan Peinado called meeting to order

 Approval of Agenda (M: Alyce Pipkin-Allen)


Club Officers – President Susan Peinado, VP Dr Rebecca Fielding-Miller, VP Ramla Sahid, Secretary Cathie Hyatt and Treasurer Rosamond Blevins

Recognition of visiting Electeds or their representatives, representatives from other affiliated organizations

  • Doug Case Representing State Senate President Pro Tem – Toni Atkins – Election results
  • Tiffany Boyd- Hodgson elected to Vallecitos Water Board
  • Jose Rodriguez elected to National City Council
  • Rob Howard – Former Candidate for Oceanside Mayor
  • Liz Lavertu – Former Candidate for State Assembly
  • Dr. Lawana Richmond – Former Candidate for SDU School Board
  • Samm Hurst – Candidate for Santee City Council

Current Candidates

  • Evlyn Andrade – Candidate for East Area Vice Chair of the SDCDP
  • Shane Parmely – Candidate for ADEM


Updates on 2021 Assembly District Elections by Region 20 District Director Michelle Krug

  • Candidates can apply Nov 15 – Dec 15
  • Must have been a registered Dem on Nov 3
  • Details here

To vote, register for a Mail Ballot by Jan 11, 2021

All ballots must be received by Jan 27, 2021

Club Member Andrea St. Julian, Esq, immediate past President of the Earl B. Gilliam Bar Association, co-chair of San Diegans for Justice on the implementation of Measure B, which DWC endorsed, which will establish an independent commission to oversee the San Diego Police Department.

Club Member Genevieve Jones-Wright on the San Diego City Council’s unanimous vote to approve an ordinance to govern all surveillance technologies in the city — action rooted in pushback after the city quietly installed cameras on 3,000 smart streetlights.

Motion to support DWC Eboard position endorsing Monica Montgomery Steppe for San Diego City Council President (M: Kate Bishop) 30 – 1 motion passed.

Covid Rant – UCSD Epidemiologist Vice President Dr. Becca Fielding Miller – Not that Kind of Doctor 

Reports as Treasurer and DWC Eboard Nominating Chair Rosamond Blevins 

Dr. LaWana Richmond and Dr. Becca Fielding Miller expressed interest in running for DWC President in January 2021

New Business

Clubmember Shane Parmely made a motion that DWC take a formal support position asking City Council and the County Board of Supervisors to fill our COVID hotel rooms to a 90% occupancy rate with homeless families and people with disabilities by December 15, 2020.

Motion passed unanimously.


Michelle Krug – redistricting in 2021, putting this on our radar

Rob Howard – Saturday food distribution on Saturday, November 21 from 8-10am. Drive thru only. Flyer forthcoming 

Ellen Nash – Thank you to DWC for donation to BAPAC/Generation Justice Get Out the Vote Drive

Kate Bishop – Thank you to DWC for donation 

Ruth Rollins – What is the possibility of State Senate President Pro Tem Toni Atkins being selected for Senate – all up to the Governor

Our next meeting is Monday December 21, 6:30 Zoom PARTY 

We’ll be inviting all female candidates – successful or not – to come celebrate with us and talk about their experiences as candidates. We are grateful to all of you for stepping up to run!

Video of the meeting is on our YouTube channel here.

Transcript of the meeting is here.

Notes by Cathie Hyatt, Secretary

Photo by Miguel Bruna on Unsplash