La Jolla Democratic Club   P.O. Box 288 La Jolla, CA. 92038

The La Jolla Democratic Club Newsletter
April 2014 PO Box 288, La Jolla, California 92038
President: Derek Casady(858) 457-0246 E-mail: dcasady@san.rr.com

LA JOLLA DEMOCRATIC CLUB

April Newsletter

April Meeting will be the 2rd Sunday
NEW DATE to avoid conflict with Easter!

Sunday, April 13, 2014, 2-4 p.m.
Community Room,
AMC Theaters La Jolla 12
8657 Villa La Jolla Drive, 92037

 

penunuri

TOPIC: The Truth About San Diego’s Water, or How Will We Have Enough?

SPEAKER: Teresa Penunuri, Public Affairs Supervisor of the San Diego County Water Authority, which wholesales water to the City of San Diego and to the numerous independent water districts around San Diego County.

 


Did you miss the February meeting at which Dr. Jeoffry Gordon, M.D., presented on the Wealth Divide?
If so, you can catch up by viewing a posting of his presentation on the La Jolla Democratic Club Website.
Download PowerPoint Presentation

April 11-13, 2014
17th Annual Western Health Care Leadership Academy
will meet in the San Diego Convention Center. It is sponsored by the! California Medical Association and the California Medical Group Management Association
The featured keynote address will be by former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, live via satellite teleconference!
Concurrently there will be a DRIVE FOR UNIVERSAL HEALTHCARE RALLY and a showing of the HEALTHCARE MOVIE

For details see the schedule on page 2

www.healthcaremovie.net


registerRegister voters at the Westfield (UTC) Shopping Center.
Contact Michelle Marzullo to inducate interest. She will contact you with a date when you can sign up for one-hour shifts.
Call 202-489-5122 or michelle.mazullo@gmail.com



CONTINUING THE CAMPAIGN FOR CLEAN ELECTIONS

Momentum Builds to Get Money Out of Politics
While many will say that the “Clean Elections” proposal (aka public funding of campaigns) is not as urgent as the 2014 races, it is important to know that initiatives, such as the “Clean Elections,” proposal take time to build. Your ongoing support is important. John Hartley is steadfastly leading the charge.

Clean Elections Campaign - Alert/Update
We have a unique opportunity before us. The U/T has published two letters in the last two days in favor of clean elections or public financing of elections. These letters were written in response to the latest scandal of big money donors trying to influence our local elections.
We have a chance to get more letters and more public awareness of clean elections, which in my view, levels the playing field of politics, allows people to run for office who are not wealthy, has been effective in electing more women and people of color in the states of Arizona and Maine where clean elections have been in effect since 2000, and limits the influence of big money donors.
Can you write a letter to the letter to the U/T in response to these two letters? The U/T counts letters. The more written on an issue, the more they print. All you have to do is put some thoughts together, include your name and neighborhood and daytime phone number (they will not publicize your phone number, they use it to call you to see if you are indeed the letter writer) and send it by e mail to letters@utsandiego.com. You can take time to write a well written, well thought out letter or just dash off a few lines!
Second, we need your help in reaching out to groups, research and whatever you would want to do to further the cause of reforming our political system through clean elections.

You are always invited to our monthly coordinating committee meeting which we currently hold on the third Tuesday of the month at 6pm. The next one will be on Tuesday, February 18 at 6pm. - John Hartley


Contact: John Hartley at 619-299-8870 or hartley2k@aol.com. Make contributions at www.sdcleanelections.org.

Support the Clean Elections Campaign, www.sdcleanelections.org.


Looking Ahead - 2014 Democratic Candidates for San Diego

After the Mayoral Election
When the San Diego mayoral election are behind us, we will need to role up our sleeves and get ready for the mid-term elections - primaries in June and run-off in November. We’ll be focusing on important races:
House of Representatives, Congressman Scott Peters (52nd District) David Peiser, Congressman (to unseat Darrell Issa), 49th District California Assemblywoman, Speaker, Toni Atkins (Assembly District 76) San Diego Unified School District, President, Kevin Beiser
Watch this space for more information about these races and how you can assist.

bootSarah Boot,
candidate for District 2,
former federal prosecutor,
community advocate, public servant.
SarahBoot4citycouncil.com

 

 

kim Carol Kim,
candidate for District 6,
former teacher, health educator, community
organizer.
CarolKim6.com

 

 

mcquaryDr Mike McQuary
For School Board 2014
Candidate SDUSD Trustee - District C
Former president of La Jolla Democratic Club
drmike4schools@gmail.com

 

 

peiserDave Peiser
candidate California's 49th Congressional District

“I won today at the Democratic Party pre-­-endorsement conference with 85% of the vote…. in order to be placed on the consent calendar at the Democratic convention occurring March 7, 8 and 9…. I was running against two other Democrats who had requested endorsement. I received 28 votes. Drew Leavens, from Poway, received 5 votes. And Johnny Moore, who was a no-­-show, received zero….” (from email from Dave Peiser, 2/8/14)


BRING A FRIEND (first timer) to our club meetings. On the first occasion that your friend attends, you will be given a ticket to enter into a quarterly raffle to win a complimentary dinner.

LA JOLLA DEMOCRATIC CLUB 2014 MEMBERSHIP!

Dues for 2014 are now due.
Membership is on a calendar basis and is not prorated.
Receive the monthly newsletter, help cover meeting costs and help get Democrats elected!

Fill out the linked membership form and send it with a check to La Jolla Democratic Club, PO Box 288, La Jolla, CA 92038.

Link to printable form

The News in Verse
By John L. Meyer

Obamacare
Can you believe the Affordable Care Act?
It’s alive. It’s growing. It’s a fact!
Some people prayed it would never pass.
Some people pray that O’Care will not grow so fast.
Some people have become an obstructive pain in the PASST!

 

 

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star Occupy San Diego

Jeffrey Gordon has written a thoughtful essay. Click to open if you are interested, and feel free to add your thoughts to the dialogue.

VIDEO: On Thursday, November 17th,
Occupy San Diego took over the Clairemont Drive bridge over the 5 freeway to protest economic inequality and corporate greed.


Short video by Andy Trimlett


MUSIC VIDEO: We are the Many - by Makana

 


POLITICAL INFORMATION

The DIRECT eNewsletter for Democrats
http://direct.sddem.org/

SD County Democratic Party
A complete listing of county political events
www.sddemocrats.org/calendar

SD County Democratic Party Headquarters
(858) 277-3367
8340 Clairemont Mesa Blvd, Suite 105
San Diego, CA 92111

The Central Committee meets every 3rd Tuesday



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---Carolyn Shadle, Editor

2014 Officers for the La Jolla Democratic Club:
President - Derek Casady
VP of Communication - Carolyn Shadle
Secretary - Michelle Marzullo
Treasurer - Nancy Casady
VP-at-large - Jim Evans
VP-at-large - Suzie Ditmars
VP-at-large - Michael Thomason
VP-at-large - Jerry Wanetick
Deadline Poet and Song Leader - John Meyer
Webmaster - Ann Kennedy

 
 
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