Our 38th Annual Roosevelt Dinner & Awards Ceremony is fast approaching! This year’s event, "Building the Big Blue Wave” will be held at the Hilton Bayfront on Saturday, April 7th beginning with registration at 5:30 p.m. followed by the Reception and Silent Auction at 6:00 p.m. and Dinner and Awards Program at 7:00 p.m. This event sells out every year, so please sign up now to guarantee your space!
Come join the Swearing-In Celebration of the 48th President Pro Tempore of the California State Senate, Toni G. Atkins. The celebration will be on Friday, April 13th at 2:00 PM in the Jacobs Center Celebration Hall, 404 Euclid Avenue, San Diego CA. There will be a reception upon the conclusion of the ceremony. To attend, please RSVP here by Saturday, March 31 or call (619) 645-3133.
On Tuesday, March 13, Donald Trump is set to come to San Diego to inspect the prototypes of his border wall in Otay Mesa. San Diegans are gathering to protest his anti-immigartion policies and hate speech to let him know these tactics and rhetoric have no place in our community. There will be two groups of protesters, one gathering about a mile away from the free-speech zone and another led by Women's March San Diego at the end of Enrico Fermi Drive. Please check out the event pages for more up-to-date information about where the protesters will be gathering.
If you can't attend tonight's Democratic Gubernatorial Debate at the Jacobs Center, you can watch online as we live-stream it at 4:45pm at https://www.facebook.com/events/210312379526200/. The debate will feature candidates John Chiang, Delaine Eastin, Gavin Newsom, and Antonio Villaraigosa, with State Senator Holly Mitchell serving as the moderator. Many thanks to our sponsors, the Sycuan Band of the Kumeyaay Nation and the Rancho Santa Fe Democratic Club, for making this event possible.
We are exicted to welcome our gubernatorial candidates to San Diego for an exciting week ahead beginning with a Gubernatorial Debate Thursday, February 22, at the Jacob's Center. The debate kicks-off the events of the Califonia Democratic Party State Convention starting on Friday. Doors open at 4:00 p.m. for check-in and seating. The debate will begin promptly at 5:00 p.m. For more information about the debate and tickets please visit www.sddemocrats.org/debate.
It's time again for San Diego County Democrats to honor several individuals who have made outstanding contributions to our Party and Community. The categories for the County Party's annual awards include Volunteer of the Year, Legislator of the Year, Leadership, and Making a Difference. To submit your own nominations, go to www.sddemocrats.org/awards. The deadline to nominate is Friday, February 2.
Are you a Democrat thinking of working on a campaign or running for one of the hundreds of local offices that will be on the ballot in November? If so, you're welcome to attend the County Party's first campaign training of the year on Saturday, February 10, from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in Kearny Mesa. Please visit www.sddemocrats.org/training for more details and to sign up. The $20 registration fee includes a light lunch.
Kick off 2018 with a neighborhood walk on Saturday, January 27, to mobilize voters! At four simultaneous events throughout the county, volunteers will be walking in precincts with a high percentage of newly registered Democrats. First we’ll ask voters to commit to turn out in the upcoming elections. Then we’ll give them information about our endorsed Democratic candidates for countywide office: District Attorney, Sheriff, Assessor, and Board of Supervisors.
The California Democratic Party is holding their Convention here in San Diego Feb. 23-25 and they need your help! The State convention is when the Party decides its official positions on 2018 state and federal races, from Assembly and Congress up to Governor. Volunteering gives you access to the convention even if you're not a delegate. Help is needed for a range of tasks, such as registration, event assistance, and credentialing. Click here for more information on how to sign up.
"The passage of the Republican tax bill was a missed opportunity for real, bipartisan tax reform: 83% of the tax cuts in the bill will go to the wealthiest 1% while only 17% will go to working families, and 86 million working families will see a tax increase as a result of the bill. In addition, the bill paves the way for billions of dollars in cuts to Medicare and Medicaid, makes tax cuts for corporations permanent and [tax cuts] for working families temporary, leaves 13 million more Americans uninsured while raising health care costs for everyone, and fails to close tax loopholes for corporations."