San Diego County's Democratic event of the year is coming up a week from tomorrow on Saturday, July 31. If you haven't already purchased you ticket to join us virtually for the Roosevelt Honors or at a viewing party near you, you can still sign up! Just go to www.sddemocrats.org/roosevelt and select an event from the dropdown list. The $100 ticket level includes admission to a selection of awesome Viewing Parties, refreshments, and a souvenir item! In addition to Gov.
San Diego County’s congressional delegation continues to have a strong Democratic majority pushing for change in Washington. From funding for bike paths and emergency production of COVID-fighting medical supplies to support for military families and boosting America's diplomatic presence abroad, our representatives are doing the work we sent them there to do. And while four out of five seats isn’t bad, we’ll continue to fight to flip the 50th!
Interested in running for local office or working on a campaign in 2022? Campaign season is quickly approaching for next year's midterm elections -- when hundreds of local seats on city councils, school boards, community planning boards, and other districts across the entire County will be on the ballot. This is the perfect time to learn more about and San Diego County Democratic Party is here to help get you started. Campaigning 101: Overview and Fundamentals, a virtual info session, will be held July 7, 2021, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., remotely on Zoom. Register now at sddemocrats.org/training. Please contact Maral at email@example.com if you have any questions.
A new option for this year's (mostly virtual) Roosevelt Honors on July 31 will be small house parties, where fully vaccinated guests can view the event and safely socialize together. If you're interested in hosting an event, the County Democratic Party can help with a planning guide, some refreshments, and more. You can build your guest list from your Democratic club or other network, or simply provide a venue and let the County Party identify supporters who would like to attend. To offer to host a house party or for more information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Individual tickets to a house party -- supporting the largest annual fundraiser for San Diego Democrats -- are $100 and include a souvenir item.
San Diego County has some awe-inspiring public servants fighting for us in the Sacramento legislature. Our state delegation has put forward bill after bill to better the lives of Californians. Thanks to the hard work of so many like you, November’s victories made it possible for that to continue. Here is what Assemblymembers Chris Ward, Lorena Gonzalez-Fletcher, Tasha Boerner Horvath, Brian Maienschein, and Akilah Weber have been working on.
As more people get vaccinated every day and life returns to something close to normal in San Diego County and across the nation, the County Democratic Party is reopening our Kearny Mesa office next week for the first time since last year's elections. Regular hours at headquarters will be Monday through Friday, from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. We'll continue to follow CDC and state guidance related to COVID-19, including masking and distancing requirements. If you or someone you know is still looking to get fully vaccinated, please visit the County of San Diego's COVID-19 Vaccine page to find a vaccination site near you.
Applications are now open for currently enrolled or recently graduated students to participate in the County Party's Political Organizing Academy this summer or fall. The program is a great way to get hands-on political experience and interaction with Democratic activists and Party leaders. Organizers support various activities and projects of the Party, including administration, field organizing, research, finance, communications and social media. Their time will be a mix of in-person and remote participation.
The City of San Diego’s longstanding Democratic Council majority was often undermined by having a Republican in the Mayor’s Office. But with Mayor Todd Gloria in office, our electoral gains promise much stronger movement on Democratic policy goals. In the last election we won two more seats, in Districts 5 and 7, both historically Republican. Our increased supermajority can now work with a Democratic mayor to turn campaign promises into realities.
Interested in running for local office, or working on a campaign in 2022? Now is the perfect time to learn more, and the San Diego County Democratic Party is here to help get you started. Campaigning 101: Overview and Fundamentals, a virtual info session, will be held on July 7, 2021 from 6:00 - 8:00 pm, remotely over Zoom. Please contact Maral at email@example.com, or 858-277-3367, if you have any questions.
After far too long under Republican control, we have a Democratic Mayor working for us at City Hall -- another one of our celebrated November victories -- and for the first time ever San Diego has elected a mayor who is a member of the LGBT+ community and a person of color. After a campaign that promised long-overdue progress, Mayor Todd Gloria is off to a promising start since taking office in December. He campaigned on making sure San Diego invests in its residents and adopts policies that reflect its status as a world-class city. So far he has delivered on some critical aspects of what we’ll need to make that a reality.