Calling all Democratic artists, performers, and creative minds in San Diego County! Join local Democratic artists to show off your talents at our Dems Got Talent virtual fundraiser on Saturday, March 20 at 1:00 p.m. Your fellow Democrats will vote for their favorite performances -- and the first place winner will get a $500 donation made to an organization of their choice! Make sure to send your video application to firstname.lastname@example.org by Wednesday, March 15, and buy your ticket at https://sddems.link/talent.
January saw the swearing-in of two new Democrats, Nora Vargas and Terra Lawson-Remer, to San Diego County's highest and most powerful governing body, the County Board of Supervisors. Joining Democratic Supervisor Nathan Fletcher, the two new Democrats ushered in Democratic control to the five-member Board of Supervisors for the first time in the history of San Diego County -- with Fletcher swiftly selected as Chair of the Board and Vargas as Vice Chair
After being sworn in to office early last month, San Diego's new Democratic Mayor, Todd Gloria, has continued to enact new policies and executive orders to rechart the course of the city and reverse the tide of COVID-19 cases. In addition to signing an executive order to strengthen enforcement of COVID-19 city health orders, Mayor Gloria called on the Biden administration to allow San Diego to directly receive COVID-19 vaccine doses that would be administered at city distribution sites.
It's official -- the 2021-22 San Diego County Democratic Party Central Committee and Executive Board have been sworn in and are ready to get to work! The Central Committee is made up mostly of local activists, elected officials, and everday Democratic voters who were elected on public ballot in the March 2020 primary. Led by newly reelected Chair Will Rodriguez-Kennedy, those nearly 200 members are ready to get to work to elect Democrats and advance our Party's goals and values, throughout San Diego County and beyond.
With the election over and COVID-19 on the rise again, the County Party headquarters in Kearny Mesa is temporarily closed to the public and open by appointment only. Our staff and Party leaders and volunteers are working remotely for now.
With Joe Biden having decisively won the presidential race, San Diego County Democrats can already celebrate some major local wins. With all ballots having been counted, here are some of our key victories after a long and challenging campaign year:
When you vote, don't stop at the top of your ballot! After filling in the bubble for Joe Biden and Kamala Harris, be sure to vote for the rest of our Democratic team, from Congress down to city councils and school boards. You can view and download the Democratic Party's official recommendations for candidates and ballot measures at www.sddemocrats.org/vote.
On Saturday, August 29, 2020, the San Diego County Democratic Party will host its 40th Annual Roosevelt Honors -- an event to celebrate and honor our elected officials, volunteers, and activists.
This year's Roosevelt Honors will be held virtually and will feature a lineup of guest speakers, including Vice Presidential Nominee Kamala Harris, former Congresswoman Gabby Giffords, California Secretary of State Alex Padilla, California Lieutenant Governor Eleni Kounalakis, and more!
The period to qualify to be listed on the ballot this November is open from July 13 through August 7. During that time, voters seeking to be candidates must pick up nomination documents from the County Registrar of Voters (or from a city clerk for those running for municipal offices) and return those completed forms by the deadline. The Democratic Party works to elect leaders who share our values -- like standing up for working people, quality of life, social justice, environmental stewardship, investments in infrastructure, and accessible, high-quality education and healthcare.