On Saturday, August 29, the San Diego County Democratic Party will host our 40th Annual Roosevelt Honors to celebrate our elected officials, candidates, volunteers, and activists. Over the summer we accepted nominations for several awards that will be presented at the Roosevelt Honors. Here are this year's distinguished recipients:
To win in November, we’ll need to engage and involve everybody -- including friends, family, neighbors, and colleagues. So we've launched a Virtual House Party program and hope you’ll help us kick things off. With support from our County Democratic Party team, in partnership with the California Democratic Party, you can host your own event online and invite people in your network who share our Democratic values.
We're halfway through the filing period to run for office in San Diego County -- the deadline is August 7 -- but there's still time to get your name on the ballot and get elected this year. If you are planning to run for office or would like to do high-level work on a campaign, the County Democratic Party invites you to our online 2020 Campaign Training Series, held at 6:00pm on every Monday between July 27th and August 24th.
You can help us in our effort to make sure San Diego County votes blue from the comfort and safety of your home. Sign up today to join volunteers from on virtual phonebanks and textbanks, hosted every week by the San Diego County Party.
Our 40th Annual Roosevelt Honors will be held virtually, two months from now, on Saturday, August 29. We're accepting nominations until July 6th for several awards that will be presented at the event, in the categories of Leadership, Making a Difference, Volunteer of the Year, and Legislator of the Year.
As a precaution due to the coronavirus outbreak, the San Diego County Democratic Party is temporarily no longer operating from our office in Kearny Mesa. We're joining organizations around the world in adopting distancing practices that will help protect public health. However, our office staff are working remotely. For assistance, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (858) 218-6998. We will soon be announcing new options for volunteering, training, and community engagement that will enable our core organizing work to continue.
The San Diego County Democratic Party has launched a Digital Activism 101 training series to give volunteers, activists, and organizers more skills and tools to campaign online. The series will be divided into three weekly sessions on Zoom, with participants free to attend any or all of them. The trainings are designed to get more San Diego County Democrats ready to take digital action to elect our candidates up and down the ballot this year:
The San Diego County Democratic Party's organizing work is year-round and volunteer-driven. If you're not already involved, this is a great time to sign up to help -- from voter registration and office support to recruiting and coordinating other volunteers to build our team! SIgn up here.
Building on the historic victories of the 2018 "blue wave," the San Diego County Democratic Party emerged triumphant in the March 3 primary election, with its favored candidates winning or continuing to a runoff in a staggering 94% of the races where the Party took a position. This election set a record for the most votes ever cast in a primary in San Diego County. Turnout reached 49%, surpassing the nearly 40% turnout in the 2018 primary, which heralded the "blue wave" of November that year.
Potential candidates to be an at-large delegate to the Democratic National Convention in Milwaukee July 13-16 must submit a form and pledge their support to a presidential candidate within the filing period ending April 21. At-large delegates are selected from a statewide pool and confirmed at the May 17, 2020 Statewide Delegation Meeting. For more information, click here.