“This organization is a threat to democracy in the United States,” said Busby. “As the leader of one of the largest cities in the country, Mr. Faulconer should have the guts to stand up to this bill mill funded by corporate lobbyists and billionaires trying to drown out the voice of the people. The mayor claims to be a moderate Republican. He claims to serve everyone. He should prove that by standing up to corporate bullies and refusing to speak at the ALEC meeting.”
Two statewide constitutional officers were in San Diego Wednesday night to advocate for the activation and mobilization of Asian American and Pacific Islander voters. California Treasurer John Chiang and Controller Betty Yee attended a fundraiser hosted by the San Diego Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Democratic Club. The club raised more than $10,000 for a new AAPI voter registration and outreach program in San Diego County.
With nearly all ballots now counted, San Diego Democrats scored some major successes despite record-low turnout and a rough political climate. Fully 64% of the local candidates endorsed by the San Diego County Democratic Party won their races. As a result, Democrats will pick up new mayorships and gain seats and majorities on city councils and school boards in every part of the county.
County Democratic Party Chair Francine Busby: “By vetoing the city’s minimum wage increase, San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer is delaying much-needed financial relief for tens of thousands of local families. In addition to holding back $260 million from the paychecks of hard-working San Diegans, this veto overturns the guarantee of five earned sick days for every employee in the city.