Because the first week of November will mark the one-year countdown to the 2018 elections, the San Diego County Democratic Party is organizing a Week of Action to engage volunteers and voters throughout the county November 1-7. Our voter registration drive that week will focus on local colleges and universities, which have large numbers of students who need to register (or reregister). In addition, there will be two opportunities to be trained as a Neighborhood Leader through the Neighbors in Action program, with two more trainings scheduled later in the month.
The San Diego County Democratic Convention on October 21 was the latest sign that San Diego Democrats are energized, engaged, and ready for victories in 2018. More than 500 community members, volunteers, candidates, and elected officials came together for the seventh biennial event, setting a new attendance record. The California Center for the Arts in Escondido buzzed with activity, from motivational stump speeches on the main stage to networking and one-on-one campaigning throughout the hallways and grassy lawns of the center.
We're happy to announce our upcoming fundraiser for the East Area this Saturday, September 9th at 7:00 pm. Come for the bubbly and good company, then stay to learn more about new candidates that are emerging in the East Area to defeat Duncan Hunter and resist the Trump agenda. By attending, your contribution will help us support these candidates, expand our grassroots outreach, and eventually open up a field office in the heart of East County. RSVP today to help East County get bluer and bluer!
The San Diego County Democratic Party is hiring several full-time and part-time employees to support voter registration and outreach this year. The positions of Voter Registration Organizer, Neighborhood Outreach Organizer, and Program Coordinator will be opening in late August and are expected to continue through 2017. To apply, please email your résumé to firstname.lastname@example.org and indicate which position(s) you are interested in.
The burst of progressive activism this year has been evident in the number of newly chartered Democratic clubs! Those are local geographic or interest-based groups that are among the organizational building blocks of the Party.
The filing period for the general election is one year away. So if you're thinking about running for local office, or helping someone who is, now is a great time to test the waters! The County Democratic Party is hosting an Introduction to Campaigns on Monday, July 31, from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. in Carlsbad. This training is recommended for anyone who's considering a run.
On the same day that the San Diego County Board of Supervisors filled the vacancy for county’s elected District Attorney, legislation authored by San Diego's Democratic Assemblymember Todd Gloria to reform county elections for county-level officials received the approval of the Senate Elections Committee and advanced to its final stop in the legislative process: the State Senate floor.
Four resolutions were been adopted by San Diego County Democratic Central Committee at the May 16 meeting. The resolutions included moving to open-source voting systems, rejecting Donald Trump's immigration policies, rejecting anti-competitive healthcare practices, and calling for full public funding of higher education.
The 2017 California Democratic Convention took place May 19-21 in Sacramento, culminating in the election of a new Chair and statewide officers. Other events included the election of Regional Directors, the approval of resolutions, vigorous campaigning for public offices that will be on the ballot next year, and some powerful speeches by elected officials and other progressive leaders.
The County Democratic Party is teaming up with Congressman Scott Peters to host voter registration training this year, with two options scheduled in June. Learn how to plan and lead a voter registration drive, including requirements and best practices. We'll answer questions and provide materials you can use to get started.