After the first Democratic Presidential Debate, the San Diego County Democratic Party conducted an online straw poll to take the pulse of local Democrats. With over 700 votes cast, the top five candidates were... Kamala Harris (31%), Elizabeth Warren (25%), Joe Biden (10%), Pete Buttigieg (10%), and Bernie Sanders (9%). All other candidates received votes in the low single digits. The second Democratic primary debate will air July 30 and 31 on CNN.
Half-way through the year, San Diego County Democrats continue to be well-positioned heading into the 2020 elections with a strong voter registration trends. Since the November 2018 elections, Democrats have gained 21,531 new registrations which has led to El Cajon, Escondido, and San Marcos flipping to Democratic-pluralities for the first time. Out of the 18 cities throughout San Diego County, 14 now have majority or plurality registrations in favor of Democrats.
The San Diego County Democratic Party will be cohosting the La Mesa - Foothills Democratic Club's 6th Annual Party in the Park on Wednesday, July 3, from 5:00 to 8:30 p.m. in Harry Griffen Park. Guests will enjoy free BBQ hot dogs, refreshments, the famous pie-baking contest, music, great conversation, and family-friendly fun. There's no better way to celebrate the long Independence Day holiday than with fellow Democratic Party activists!
This week, San Diego Democrats will gather for both nights across San Diego County to watch the debates between those candidates running for our party's nomination for President. Although we are blessed with two nights of a talented, diverse group of candidates -- there is no doubt that these debates will be consequential. The field could shrink after this week, and those candidates who can prove they can go the distance will rise, standing stronger. Join us for both nights as we learn more about the plans, the vision, and the future for our country as our Democratic presidential candidates set the stage for 2020!
The San Diego County Democratic Party is hiring a full-time Campaign Services Coordinator to work out of the Party’s headquarters in Kearny Mesa. The employee in this ongoing, newly created position will support the Party's field operations, volunteer training, voter registration, voter data technology, and services for endorsed candidates. To be considered, please email your résumé to email@example.com.
At our annual Roosevelt Dinner last Saturday, we heard from incredible speakers, set a record for attendance, and raised twice as much as we ever have for a single event. We also unveiled a new logo for the San Diego County Democratic Party. The updated look is clean, modern, and open, with a nod to our region's treasured natural environment. Coupled with a new Executive Board and an expanding staff, it signals a new day in San Diego County politics. We are excited to share it with you today as the County Democratic Party enters the next phase of our progress.
In a nod to the theme of this year's Roosevelt Dinner, "Building Power for the People," our keynote speaker is a community leader and advocate who responded to gun violence in her own life by becoming an activist and then a local elected official. The first Muslim woman to serve in Pennsylvania's legislature, State Rep. Movita Johnson-Harrell took office this spring after a special election. She had previously created the CHARLES Foundation, a nonprofit focused on conflict resolution and gun violence prevention, after her son Charles was killed in 2011.
Last year Democrats throughout San Diego County worked tirelessly and won more local elective offices than ever before. Now our County Democratic Party is recognizing some of the leaders and volunteers who have shown their commitment to "Building Power for the People" -- the theme of this year's Roosevelt Dinner. You are invited to the dinner and gala on Saturday, May 11, to highlight the award winners, celebrate our recent victories, and unite around our common goals for 2020.
The California Democratic Party is looking for volunteers for the State Convention coming up May 31 through June 2 in San Francisco. Help is needed with registration, supporting meetings and panels, assisting with internal elections, and more. If you're interested, please sign up here to secure your spot. After completing their shifts, volunteers will have a pass giving them floor access for general sessions and other events throughout the weekend. Please note that travel, lodging, and parking accommodations are the responsibility of the volunteer.
If you've ever considered running for office but don't know what to expect or what to do next, the San Diego County Democratic Party has just the event for you. Our "Campaign Essentials" training is a great way for potential candidates and campaign workers to learn more about how to prepare. This short session will cover topics like opening a committee, deciding what to run for, seeking the endorsement of the Democratic Party, and laying the foundation for a winning campaign. Additional trainings later this year will dive deeper into the elements of building a campaign.