Koch Brothers Exposed, and They Don’t Like It

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1035x376-20140923_kotch_x1401This month’s Rolling Stone has an illuminating article that takes us Inside the Koch Brother’s Toxic Empire.

Joan McCarter writes that it’s well worth your time as

a well-sourced, deep dive into the very toxic—literally toxic—business that earned the Kochs enough money to buy up an entire political party. That and the wrongful death judgement, six felony and numerous misdemeanor convictions, the…

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Ballot Initiatives this November 2014

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EndorsementInfo_1In San Diego over the last few months we’ve seen how the ballot process is used to overturn the rule of representative government. The repeal of an increase of a levy on commercial construction that funds affordable housing projects, the overthrow of the Bario Logan Community Plan, and the minimum wage increase and earned sick days ordnance, are all examples of how the business community has…

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mediamattersforamerica:

It’s a shame when actors are more honest with the public on climate change than our own media. The time is NOW for journalists to start being truthful, responsible, and stop hiding the facts from the American people.

Our planet depends on it. 

Ocean Beach Town Council Passes Resolution Calling for Homelessness Resources, Outreach, and Programs

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OBTC logoThe Ocean Beach Town Council has passed a resolution “in support of addressing chronic homelessness with best practices and calling upon the City and County of San Diego to bring homelessness resources, outreach, and programs to the San Diego Coastal Communities.”

Click here to download OBTC’s homelessness resolution (PDF).

The Ocean Beach Town Council calls upon the City and County of San Diego…

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Sep 28 - “Slated to Win” Garden Party

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You Are Cordially Invited to the 2014
“Slated to Win” Garden Party
An Afternoon in La Jolla to Support Our Democratic Team!

With Our Democratic Candidate for State Controller:
BETTY YEE
As a Member of the State Board of Equalization, Betty Yee serves on the nation’s only elected tax commission, where she has become a well-respected expert in tax and fiscal policy. She is now campaigning to be…

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robertreich:

Thirty years ago, on its opening day in 1984, Donald Trump stood in a dark topcoat on the casino floor at Atlantic City’s Trump Plaza, celebrating his new investment as the finest building in Atlantic City and possibly the nation.

Last week, the Trump Plaza folded and the Trump Taj Mahal filed…

Sep 28 - Monthly Meeting - Rob the Poor 
Feed the Rich

Sep 28 – Monthly Meeting – Rob the Poor 
Feed the Rich

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Cory BriggsThis month’s meeting features environmental lawyer Cory Briggs and President of the newly reinvigorated Democratic Woman’s Club of San Diego County, Linda Perine.

(Clubmember) Linda will provide an overview of the series of articles and forums that the Democratic Woman’s Club is presenting on: Who Runs San Diego?

If you are a reader of the San Diego Free Press you may already be following the…

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Thanks to everyone who attended this year’s Summer BBQ to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the club. Those who weren’t able to make it missed out on a great speech from San Diego City Council President Todd Gloria, focused on the minimum wage increase. We also heard from Kevin Beiser running for the San Diego Unified School Board, and Katie Phelan who educated us about organizing the nurses at the San Diego Veterans Administration Hospital.

Christina Wu asked for volunteers for Carol Kim’s campaign and Tim Hanna asked for Scott Peters’ campaign.

David Egan from San Diego 350.org spoke about the People’s Climate March San Diego, and the club unanimously endorsed a proposal supporting the day of action.

Chris Ward, who is running for City Council District 3 in 2016 attended along with his colleague on Marty Block’s staff, Roberto Alcantar. We also welcomed the President of the Democrats for Equality, David Warmoth and Unified Port of San Diego Commissioner, Rafael Castellanos and club member Sarah Boot.

Ruth Rollins and some strangely beaded gentleman, who nobody quite recognized but who seemed to have a passing resemblance to Mike Johnson, sold raffle tickets to raise funds for the Western Service Workers Association. Many members brought back packs and school supplies, and WSWA representatives Othree Hendrix and Brandon McDonald collected almost $450 in cash and checks on the day.

The club furnished food from the grill, many thanks to Stewart Witt and Tom Gawronski, as well as craft beer and wine. The Societe Brewing Company (up near the Dem Party office of Clairemont Mesa Blvd) and Modern Times Beer (here in Pt Loma) both donated beers, and a kind soul (who sadly couldn’t stay long as she had to fly back to Sacramento) made sure that the other Pt Loma brewery was represented as well.

We sold out of our first batch of t-shirts at the party, as well as taking orders for the second run. If you’ve seen the design and are insanely jealous, don’t panic. You can order shirts online here, or at our next club meeting on September 28.

Last, but not least, we all thank Gerry Halpern for sharing her beautiful house for this event (I have no idea why she enjoys living in a house with such a limited view of the environs of Pt Loma and Ocean Beach).


GiveUs5_pagesIn the background of some of the photographs you may have noticed that at the BBQ we asked everyone attending to…

If you weren’t able to be there, or if you forgot to complete your form please take a moment to reply.

Getting Democrats elected – it’s the Point Loma Democratic Club’s top priority. As a member, you’re already contributing to our important mission, and I can’t thank you enough for your support. But, with so much at stake in November, I want to ask you if you could do a little more.

Please check one of the following boxes. The club will provide all of the necessary information for your choices and/or donation envelopes or website addresses.

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Thank you very much.

Just think about the impact if every single one of our club members do these 5 things to support our candidates. Together we can make it happen!

Susan Peinado, President
Point Loma Democratic Club
San Diego County Democratic Party Club of the Year 2014

Notes From the Annual Summer BBQ 2014 and Give Us 5! Thanks to everyone who attended this year’s Summer BBQ to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the club.

Sep 27 - House Party for Scott Peters in Mission Beach

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9.27.14 Marilee McLean - Meet & Greet flyer

You’re invited to a House Party
to meet your U.S. Representative
Congressman Scott Peters
California’s 52nd Congressional District

Please Join Marilee McLean at her Bayfront Home in Mission Beach

When
Saturday, September 27, 2014 9:30-10:30 am

Where
840 Redondo Court, San Diego, CA 92109
Corner of Bayside Walk & Redondo Court

Please RSVP no later than Thursday September 25. 

Call 858-571-7424 or…

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