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Notes from December Meeting – Delaine Eastin, Barbara Bry, Dr Samm Hurst, Rosamond Blevins, Dr Rebecca Fielding-Miller

Monday, Dec 21, 2020 Via Zoom

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


Club Officers – President Susan Peinado, VP Dr Rebecca Fielding-Miller, VP Ramla Sahid (not present), 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


Delaine Eastin

Delaine Eastin is running to be the next Chair of the California Democratic Party

Delaine wants to create an inclusive, growing, inspiring, transparent California Democratic Party that will win back the congressional seats we lost in November, and train and support Democrats up and down the ballot, and all over the state.


Motion that the DWC take a position of support of Delaine Eastin for CDP Chair (Lori Saldana) passed unanimously.

Barbara Bry

Barbara Bry, former District 1 San Diego City Councilmember, spoke on the Recall Jen Campbell campaign

Shane Parmely also spoke about the We The People signup form – click here

Motion that the DWC take a position of support in the effort to recall Jen Campbell (Shane Parmely) passed by an overwhelming majority.

We The People sign up form

Samm Hurst

Dr. Samm Hurst updated us on her campaign experiences running as a first-time candidate for Santee City Council District 4.

Rosamond Blevins

Treasurer, Rosamond Blevins provided a nominating report, bylaw committee update, and Treasurer’s report.

Dr LaWana Richmond is running for DWC President on January 18, 2021.

Rosamond also outlined some of the groups that DWC has donated to in 2020 including Univesidad Popular

Arcela Nunez Alvarez

Arcela Nunez Alvarez spoke about the work that Universidad Popular does in North County

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

The Safer at School Early Alert System (SASEA) is a COVID-19 wastewater detection pilot program for K-12 schools and daycares. 

Upcoming virtual conversation to discuss the COVID-19 Vaccines and the African American Community

ADEM Candidates

Candidates in attendance at the meeting:

  • Ami Admire AD75
  • Arcela Nunez Alvarez AD75
  • Matthew Cappiello AD75
  • Justin Domecillo AD  75
  • Alan Geraci AD75
  • Loxie Gant AD78
  • Wedad Schlotte AD78


Michelle Krug – CDP caucus participation is open to any registered Democrat, you do not have to be an ADEM to join a caucus

Angela de Joseph – Women of Color Roar Breakfast rescheduled June 19, 2021 – Juneteenth

Shane Parmely – Covid Hotel Room Resolution, please vote for this resolution at the December 22, 2020 Central Committee meeting

Sue Alderson – North County Women’s March 2021 – will be virtual and a lot of fun, with great speakers – for information email Sue

Lori Soldaña – Please join San Diego Democrats in lending a hand at

Our next meeting is Monday January 18, 6:30 via Zoom  

Mariah Carey

Playout music, as requested by Alyce Pipkin-Allen – Mariah Carey “All I Want For Christmas Is You”

Video of the meeting is on our YouTube channel here.

Transcript of the meeting is here.

Notes by Cathie Hyatt, Secretary

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Dec 21- Monthly Meeting – Delaine Eastin, Barbara Bry, Dr Samm Hurst, Rosamond Blevins, Dr Rebecca Fielding-Miller

Meeting virtually by Zoom.

When: Monday, December 21: Meeting starts at 6:30 PM but please start checking in at 6:00 PM, to help us get the meeting started on time.

Where: Zoom registration is required – if you’re a clubmember or participant click here to register ahead of time. All of the details on how to join will be provided – including dial-in details from a landline.

Our meetings are available live on our  YouTube channel. Someone will monitor the chat to text into the meeting relevant questions or comments that may be asked there. 

Guest Speaker: Delaine Eastin

Come hear from former State Superintendent Delaine Eastin about why she is running to be the next Chair of the CaliforniaDemocratic Party.

Delaine wants to create an inclusive, growing, inspiring, transparent California Democratic Party that will win back the congressional seats we lost in November, and train and support Democrats up and down the ballot, and all over the state.

Dealine Eastin

Guest Speaker: Barbara Bry

Barbara Bry

Former District 1 San Diego City Councilmember Barbara Bry will address us as spokesperson for the Recall Jen Campbell campaign

To quote Barabra:
It’s a new day in San Diego, and it’s time for the voices of the people to be heard.
Do not let this chance go by. Get involved now. Protect the city — and your neighborhood — from entrenched, powerful, special interests.

Ms. Bry, in an interview with KUSI last week announcing that she would be part of the recall effort, said the campaign’s leaders planned to file notice of intent in mid-January.

That means we could be looking at an election at the end of next year, if the recall campaign hits all of its marks. The Voice of San Diego has more information on this recall. 

Campaign shakedown from our own Dr Samm Hurst

Dr Samm Hurst

Clubmember Dr. Samm Hurst will update us on her campaign- her experiences running as a first time candidate – personal observations about what she learned as a first time candidate. For information on the result of the recount in her race that was decided by FIVE votes is located here.

Nomination Committee Report by Rosamond Blevins, Chair

Rosamond Blevins

As Chair of this committee, Rosamond will report on current candidates for our open positions. Candidates currently running may speak briefly to the Clubmembers after her report.

To learn more about our open positions, please contact Rosamond directly

Rosamond has also been coordinating our bylaw review committee and will briefly report on its progress.

Treasurer’s Report, Rosamond Blevins

Rosamond Blevins

Rosamond will update us on DWC-SD income and donations since our last meeting. 

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

Dr Rebecca Fielding-Miller

Club Vice President Dr. Rebecca Fielding Miller, UCSD Assistant Adjunct Professor, Medicine, School of Health Sciences, an epidemiologist, who has been featured on NBC San Diego and Voice of San Diego, will address member concerns and questions on Covid related issues. More information on Dr Miller may be found here.

Club Members running for Assembly District Delegates

Deadline to register for a ballot – Jan 11, 2021

All Clubmembers who are running for ADEMS will have one minute to make their case to fellow Clubmembers. Please practice because one minutes goes by very quickly. 

Not sure what ADEMS are? Explanation here
Register to vote for your candidates here

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July 15 – Endorsements & Resolutions

Chaired by Yvonne Elkin, Endorsement Committee Chair

We will attempt to endorse in the following races:

  • San Diego City Attorney: Mara Elliott, Cory Briggs
  • San Diego Mayor: Barbara Bry, Todd Gloria, Tasha Williamson
  • Assembly District 76: Tasha Boerner-Horvath
  • Congressional District 50: Ammar Campa-Najjar

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.

Book Club

Our next book club meeting will be August 8, at the Women’s Museum in Liberty Station, courtesy of club member Anne Hoiberg. 

We have several copies available for club members of the book, “How All Politics Became Reproductive Politics – from welfare reform to foreclosure to Trump” by Laura Briggs. Club member Dr Doreen Mattingly, Chair of the Women’s Studies Department at San Diego State University,  will lead us in discussion. Contact us if you want us to get you a copy.

Officer Reports

  • Vice Presidents, Ramla Sahid and Dr Becca Fielding-Miller 
  • Treasurer, Rosamond Blevins (report and library checkout cards)
  • Secretary, Cathy Hyatt
  • Social Committee Chair, Kate Bishop
  • President’s Report, Susan Peinado


Raffle drawing

See everyone at Elijah’s —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 usually there by 6PM and are available to talk and answer questions.

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

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Nov 19 – Celebration and Coalition Building

Come join us for a celebration of all our great victories this November.

We’ll be joined by Assemblymember Todd Gloria, San Diego City Councilmember, Barbara Bry, and Councilmember elect Monica Montgomery.

There will be cake! 🍰

We’ll also hear from Sheryl Mallory-Johnson (@1619ncbw) about the 1619 National Celebration of Black Women planned for Saturday March 2, 2019.

Social Time
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!

MTS routes 44, 60

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Sep 7 – Tom Steyer Talks Climate

Tom Steyer and Bill McKibben

Tom Steyer will join us to talk about current issues in climate change politics and NextGen America’s work to prevent climate disaster, promote prosperity, and protect the rights of every American.

There will be an extensive Q&A during which Tom will discuss the climate movement, the politics of climate, and how Californians can take effective action.

San Diego Council Member (and Mother Jones club member) Barbara Bry (District 1) will also talk about implementing a Community Choice Energy program in San Diego in order to meet our goal of 100% clean energy, and how San Diegans can help make it happen.

Barbara Bry

Barbara is a former journalist and high-tech entrepreneur who was on the founding team of several local high-tech companies.

Council Member Chris Ward (District 3) will introduce Tom Steyer.

RSVP NOW to join us this exciting evening with climate leader Tom Steyer. And join and share our Facebook event!

Tom is a business leader and philanthropist who believes we have a moral responsibility to give back and help ensure every family shares the benefits of economic opportunity, education, and a healthy climate. He serves as President of NextGen America, an organization he founded as NextGen Climate in 2013 to prevent climate disaster and promote prosperity for all Americans.

“[In 2012] Steyer and environmental activist and author Bill McKibben spent a day trudging through the Adirondacks. Not long after, Steyer parted ways with the leadership of his company and his oil and gas investments, began to fight the Keystone XL pipeline, and then reinvented himself as a one-man superfund for climate causes.”  – Wired

At St. Paul’s Cathedral. Enter from 5th Avenue. Doors open at 6:00 for check-in and refreshments; event begins at 6:30 pm. Note updated time

Suggested Donation: $10 (no one will be turned away for lack of funds).

Event cosponsors include: NextGen America, San Diego CALSEIA Change Begins with ME (Indivisible), Stay Cool 4 Grandkids, Citizens Climate Lobby San Diego, Climate Action Campaign, San Diego Coastkeeper, American Federation of Teachers Guild Local 1931, Sierra Club San DiegoNorth County Climate Change Alliance, Interfaith Worker Justice of San Diego CountySan Diego Climate Mobilization Coalition, Equinox ProjectPreserve Calavera, Martin Luther King Jr. Democratic ClubLake San Marcos Democratic Club, Pt Loma Democratic ClubDemocratic Woman’s ClubLa Jolla Democratic Club, Escondido Democratic ClubDemocratic Club of Carlsbad/Oceanside.

Email us with any questions or if your organization would like to cosponsor.


Photos from the July Endorsement Meeting

The club members endorsed

  • Col Doug Applegate, Congressional District 49
  • Stephanie Harper, El Cajon City Council
  • Mara Elliott, San Diego City Attorney
  • Barbara Bry, San Diego City Council District 1
  • Georgette Gomez, San Diego City Council District 9