Analysis, Boards & Commissions & Tamales
Monthly Meeting Jan 22, 4PM, Zoom
“I am convinced that if we are to get on the right side of the world revolution, we as a nation must undergo a radical revolution of values. We must rapidly begin the shift from a "thing-oriented" society to a "person-oriented" society. When machines and computers, profit motives and property rights are considered more important than people, the giant triplets of racism, materialism, and militarism are incapable of being conquered.”
— Dr Martin Luther King Jr, Beyond Vietnam Speech
3:30PM Social time & check-in, 4:00PM start, Zoom registration
Longtime club member Cynara Dawn Kidwell, who was recently elected to Director of Clubs for the San Diego County Democratic Party, will review the results of the local elections last November. She’ll discuss what we can learn from our successes and failures — the impact of walking precincts, coalescing behind community candidates, and acting strategically.
Boards and Commissions
Celsey Taylor from Terra Lawson-Remer’s County Supervisor’s office will talk with us about applying and serving on county Boards and Commissions such as the Human Relations Commission, Behavioral Health Advisory Board, Civil Service Commission, and the Committee for Persons with Disabilities.
These advisory boards are an extension of our County Board of Supervisor’s office and Terra Lawson-Remer relies on appointed members to advise her and the full Board of Supervisors in making good decisions.
You can also review this recording of a recent webinar with Supervisor Lawson-Remer and Amanda Berry prior to the meeting.
Super Bowl Sunday Tamale Benefit
— Western Service Workers Association Winter Survival Campaign
With energy prices doubling in January in San Diego, the WSWA needs our help like never before. You can help their members, and enjoy Tamales for Super Bowl, by ordering some today.
Place orders by February 4th.
Place them with Ruth, or call the WSWA office at (619) 238-9763 any time 7 days/week.
Orders available for pick-up on Saturday Februrary 11, 1:00-5:00PM or call for delivery.
La Jolla United Methodist Church
6063 La Jolla Blvd, La Jolla, CA 92037
$20 per dozen, $10 per half-dozen
Your choice of:
Bean & chile (vegan)
WSWA volunteers are following COVID-19 public health orders and all hygiene precautions will be in place. Masks are required.
Women of Color Roar 2023 — Sheroes Lead
As we prepare to celebrate Black History Month, the club is supporting the 5th Anniversary breakfast honoring Black Women leaders and inspiring young Women of Color to run for office and prepare for leadership and careers in public service.
“Sheroes Lead” is the theme for the Women of Color Roar 2023 in-person event on Saturday, February 4, 2023 — a dynamic multi-media extravaganza with digital opportunities to include women from all over the country.
If you’re interesting in attending or sponsoring students to attend contact the club — by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org more details are available here.
If you didn’t already register to vote by mail for the ADEM Elections, you can still register to vote in person and for Assembly District 77 vote on Saturday, Jan 21 at:
La Jolla Village Square Community Room
La Jolla Village Square Shopping Center
8657 Villa La Jolla Dr
La Jolla, California 92037, United States
Sat 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Please consider voting for club members and friends of the club:
Derek B Casady
More details are available on the CADEM website here.
AD74, Jan 22, VBM — Rob Howard
AD75, VBM — Ehab Shehata, Judy Ki
AD76, Jan 21, VBM — Tiffany Boyd-Hodgson, Homayra Yusufi
AD78, VBM — Wedad Schlotte, Brian Polejes, Doris Bittar, Kip Eischen. Oren Robinson, Aleena Jun Nawabi
AD79, VBM — Mejgan Ali Afshan, Darwin Fishman, Kevin L Lourens, Yasmeen Obeid, Brenda Miller
AD80, Jan 22, VBM — Georgette Gomez
Membership Renewal 2023
Please pay your dues and confirm your Democratic credentials — online here.
Meeting Schedule 2023
We look forward to seeing you online in January and February, and then with our first in-person meeting back at the Point Loma Assembly, 3035 Talbot St, 92106 in March.
Our tentative schedule for meetings is:
January 22 — Zoom registration
February 26 — Zoom registration
March 26 — Point Loma Assembly
April 30 — Point Loma Assembly
May — Picnic
June 25 — Point Loma Assembly
July 23 — Point Loma Assembly
August — Summer Holiday Party
September 24 — Point Loma Assembly
October 22 — Point Loma Assembly
November/December — Winter Holiday Party
Becca Taylor Unchallenged for San Diego Dem Chair as Scandalized Leader Bows
Rebecca “Becca” Taylor was an aviation electrician in the Navy. Now she has the San Diego County Democratic Party wired to become its elected leader. Read the full article here — with a mention of this club’s ‘valiant’ position opposing the return of the previous chair.
Reparations Task Force
California Assembly Bill 3121 establishes the Task Force to Study and Develop Reparation Proposals for African Americans, with a Special Consideration for African Americans Who are Descendants of Persons Enslaved in the United States.
The Reparations Task Force is meeting in San Diego on January 27 and 28th.
More details and sign up for mailing list here.
Dr Martin Luther King Jr — Beyond Vietnam Speech
Sadly, this speech is in many ways even more relevant today than in 1967.
Full text and link to audio of speech.
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