October General Meeting
Back in Action! Date: Thursday, September 7th Time: 6:00 pm Location: PB Recreation Center (1405 Diamond St, San Diego, CA 92109) September Minutes: Link to Review Agenda: Link to Review This Thursday, we will explore the climate crisis through the lens of the national Climate Mobilization organization, walk through how members can and should run for Central Committee, receive updates on the Democratic Candidate Endorsement Forum for the San Diego City Attorney to be held on November 2nd and collect donations to help alleviate the struggles faced by refugees stranded in San Diego on their journey to a better life. Meeting Highlights:
Derek and Nancy Casady will speak to us about the efforts of Climate Mobilization's efforts to confront the climate emergency.
Cynara Kidwell will guide us through "How to Run for Central Committee."
Who will replace City Attorney Mara Elliot? The Democratic Candidate Endorsement Forum for the San Diego City Attorney 2024 election will be held on Thursday evening, November 2, 2023, at the Pacific Beach Taylor Branch Library.
CLIMATE MOBILIZATION Climate Mobilization is a national climate organization founded in 2015 by Margaret Klein Solomon, a climate psychologist from New York. The organization focuses on educating people about the WWII-scale effort that is needed to transition the United States off burning fossil fuels and on to a wind, water and solar energy system.
Derek Casady is a former editor for the Los Angeles Times and Psychology Today magazine has been a climate activist since the first national climate march in 2015. He has lived in California since the 1950’s and shares five kids and four grandchildren with his wife, Nancy. Nancy Casady is the former manager of the Ocean Beach People’s Organic food co-op and served ten years as a Governor’s appointee to the State Board of Food and Agriculture. She shares her husband’s enthusiasm for tennis and climate activism. Derek and Nancy also
RUN FOR CENTRAL COMMITTEE Cynara Kidwell will guide us through "How to Run for Central Committee" to encourage club members to run for central committee in order to provide greater representation to your community in the Democratic Party. This topic is especially timely because the nominating period, where potential candidates can start collecting signatures, begins on November 13. The nomination period by which signatures need to be submitted in order for a potential candidate to become a candidate ends on December 8, 2023.
Cynara is a longtime community organizer with the San Diego County Democratic Party. She became active in 2004 to end the Iraq war and traveled to Arizona to do Spanish language outreach for John Kerry. She joined our party's newly formed Grassroots Organizing Team (GO-Team) in 2005 and served in leadership GO-Team roles for many years. She served as an Assembly Delegate to the California Democratic Party in 2015 and 2017. She is the president of the Blue Dream Democratic Club (a Democratic Club for Drug Policy Reform) and a founding board member of La Voz Democrata (a Spanish Language Democratic Club). She is passionate about combatting climate change, eliminating poverty and social inequality, immigration/trade reform and campaign finance reform. She is committed to championing little "d" democracy by activating, organizing, empowering and amplifying the voices of local grassroots organizers in the many diverse communities of San Diego County. HELP ASYLUM SEEKERS ARRIVING IN SAN DIEGO COUNTY As most of us have learned, there has been a huge influx of refugees in San Diego County. Please help if you are able! Hundreds of migrants who had been waiting between the two border fences to enter the United States have been processed by federal authorities and, subsequently, many of them have been dropped off by Border Patrol agents at transit centers throughout San County Diego. The massive arrivals overwhelmed nonprofit organizations scrambling to provide migrants with basic resources such as food and clothing, as well as shelter in hotel rooms and with host families. Here are ways to help these refugees in their journey:
Interfaith Services (North County)
Donate, Contribute Goods or Volunteer: https://www.interfaithservices.org/contribute
Rapid Response Network (Central/South County):
Volunteer with Rapid Response Network: https://www.jfssd.org/volunteer/support-refugee-immigrant-families/
Donate to the Rapid Response Network: https://secure.jfssd.org/site/Donation2?df_id=3942
If it is convenient, feel free to bring the items you would like to donate to the Pacific Beach Democratic Club monthly meeting on Thursday, October 5th at the Pacific Beach Recreation Center and we will drop them off! Examples of high demand items are below:
_______________________________________________________________ SAVE THE DATE for our DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATE ENDORSEMENT FORUM for the SAN DIEGO CITY ATTORNEY Heather Ferbert and Brian Maienschein will participate in a Democratic Candidate Endorsement Forum for the San Diego City Attorney 2024 election put on by the Pacific Beach Democratic Club. The Forum will be held on Thursday evening, November 2, 2023, at the Pacific Beach Taylor Branch Library (located at 4275 Cass Street, San Diego, CA 92109).
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