The next meeting will be August 12 at 12:30 P.M. at the Encinitas Libary.
July 8 Meeting
At our July meeting, we heard from California State Senator Toni Atkins and Janet Meredith. They gave presentations and discussed health policy work and SB 562, California’s Single Payer bill.
June 3 Meeting
Guest Speaker Nicole Capretz’s (President of the Climate Action Campaign) presented: “Why local action is key to solving climate crisis- and why that’s a good thing.” Jessica Hayes (County Chair of the Democratic Party) spoke about the state of the local party and plans for the 2018 elections. Harold Standerfer spoke on the Community Choice Energy.
May 6 Meeting
Our meeting on May 6 at the Encinitas Library included Guest Speaker is Alex Landon (Criminal Defense Attorney) who presented on “Know Your Rights when Protesting.” Mike Levin (Candidate for Congress in the 49th District against Issa) introduced himself and discussed the upcoming election.
April 1 Meeting
Our meeting on April 1 was held at the Encinitas Library from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Dr. Milton Saier spoke on “Rationalism, the Environment and Women’s Liberation in an Era of Fascism.” Dr. Joel Martin did a presentation on “How to Position and Write Letters to the Editor.”
March 4 Meeting
Francine Busby provided 1) An overview of the San Diego County Democratic Party and 2) Grassroots Organizing: forming and running an indivisible group and such a meeting and taking action via the group. 3) She also referred to the Spokes Council, a “hub of a wheel” for all the different resistance organizing entities in North County (and anywhere in SD). Sheryl Brown, Coordinator of the Independent grassroots groups that have organized in the 49th and 50th CD, described the success with her indivisible group. It was a excellent real life example of post election resistance. Sheryl now has about 900 members in her group. Here is a link to Francine’s presentation: SDCDP_2017_Combined Party_Indivisible
February 4 Meeting
We had standing room only at Feb. 4 meeting, which was an important one regarding the future of the Democratic Party. Please check our “Get Involved” page for ways you can take action.
Chair Emeritus, San Diego County Democratic Party; Member, Democratic National Committee and Francine Busby, Chair Emeritus of the San Diego County Democratic Party, gave presentations on Our Role as Opposition Party – The DNC & Democrats in 2017 and Beyond.
November 19 Meeting
In our meeting on November 19 we discussed the results of the election and next steps. In addition, Lisa Klinger and Lynn Calkins spoke about the “California End of Life Action Act.”
October 15 Meeting
Our meeting on October 15 included guest speaker was Dr. Andrew Blum, Executive Director, Institute for Peace and Justice at USD. Dr. Blum spoke about “Countering Violent Extremism – Globally, Nationally, and Locally.” In 2016, Dr. Blum led efforts to establish RESOLVE (Researching Solutions to Violent Extremism), a global network of researchers focused on identifying effective strategies.
September 24 Meeting
Our general meeting was held on September 24th at the Encinitas Library. Our guest speaker, Dr. Del Dickson, spoke on “The Second Amendment and How the NFA Re-Wrote it to Suit Itself.” Dave Roberts, running for County Supervisor, and Douglas Applegate, running for Congress, provided updates on their campaigns. Various local candidates gave presentations.
August 20th Meeting
Our general meeting was held on August 20 at the Encinitas Library. Francine Busby shared her experiences as a delegate to the Democratic Convention. Our guest speaker, Dr. Faroukh Al-Nasser, spoke on the “Iraq Crisis and ISIS.”
June 23rd Meeting
At the July 23 meeting at the Encinitas library, we heard from several Democrats running for local offices. Our Guest Speaker, Dr Sunita Cooke, President of Mira Costa College spoke on MiraCosta College: “Serving the Needs of the 21st Century Student.” Jim McCord spoke about the “California Clean Money Campaign.”