Among the many victories throughout the county that San Diego Democrats celebrated last November, one stands out for its impact and significance: winning a majority on the County Board of Supervisors for the first time ever. That was the culmination of a ten-year effort to create and implement term limits to oust incumbent Republicans, elect the first Democrat in 2018, and run a program to flip District 1 in the Primary Election and District 3 in the General Election. Thanks to the hard work of countless volunteers, donors, activists, and campaign staff around the county, last year we elected Supervisor Nora Vargas in District 1 and Supervisor Terra Lawson-Remer in District 3.
The San Diego County Democratic Party will be recognizing local volunteers and leaders with the awards below at our 41st Annual Roosevelt Honors on Saturday, July 31, during our virtual fundraiser and awards presentation. Please visit sddemocrats.org/nominate to submit your award nominations. All responses must be received by Monday, June 7, 2021.
Join the League of Women Voters San Diego for Confronting Racism, Embracing Diversity, an event in support the Asian American and Pacific Islander community. Expert panelists will discuss the history of AAPI discrimination in America, focusing on the intersectionality of misogyny and racism among AAPI women. The online event will take place on Wednesday, April 28, at 11:30 a.m.
Calling all Democratic artists, performers, and creative minds in San Diego County! Join local Democratic artists to show off your talents at our Dems Got Talent virtual fundraiser on Saturday, March 20 at 1:00 p.m. Your fellow Democrats will vote for their favorite performances -- and the first place winner will get a $500 donation made to an organization of their choice! Make sure to send your video application to email@example.com by Wednesday, March 15, and buy your ticket at https://sddems.link/talent.
January saw the swearing-in of two new Democrats, Nora Vargas and Terra Lawson-Remer, to San Diego County's highest and most powerful governing body, the County Board of Supervisors. Joining Democratic Supervisor Nathan Fletcher, the two new Democrats ushered in Democratic control to the five-member Board of Supervisors for the first time in the history of San Diego County -- with Fletcher swiftly selected as Chair of the Board and Vargas as Vice Chair
After being sworn in to office early last month, San Diego's new Democratic Mayor, Todd Gloria, has continued to enact new policies and executive orders to rechart the course of the city and reverse the tide of COVID-19 cases. In addition to signing an executive order to strengthen enforcement of COVID-19 city health orders, Mayor Gloria called on the Biden administration to allow San Diego to directly receive COVID-19 vaccine doses that would be administered at city distribution sites.
It's official -- the 2021-22 San Diego County Democratic Party Central Committee and Executive Board have been sworn in and are ready to get to work! The Central Committee is made up mostly of local activists, elected officials, and everday Democratic voters who were elected on public ballot in the March 2020 primary. Led by newly reelected Chair Will Rodriguez-Kennedy, those nearly 200 members are ready to get to work to elect Democrats and advance our Party's goals and values, throughout San Diego County and beyond.
With the election over and COVID-19 on the rise again, the County Party headquarters in Kearny Mesa is temporarily closed to the public and open by appointment only. Our staff and Party leaders and volunteers are working remotely for now.
With Joe Biden having decisively won the presidential race, San Diego County Democrats can already celebrate some major local wins. With all ballots having been counted, here are some of our key victories after a long and challenging campaign year: