At the San Diego County Democratic Central Committee Meeting on July 17, poverty law attorney Parisa Ijadi-Maghsoodi presented a briefing on the unintended impacts of local land use initiatives on affordable housing for communities of color, describing the zoning policies as "the redlining of our era" and "exacerbating the region's racial segregation and income inequality." Click here to read her position paper on the topic.
The County Democratic Party plans to hire one or more full-time field organizers to recruit and coordinate volunteers for the final three months of the campaign. Relevant experience in campaign and/or volunteer environments is preferred. To apply, please send a résumé to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Democrats can never have enough volunteers knocking on doors and calling voters to elect our candidates: that's the most important and effective role for anyone who can help. But we may also need help in a capacity where you have special skills, such as website maintenance, graphic design, or volunteer organizing.
The period to qualify to be listed on the ballot this November is open now through August 10. During that time, voters seeking to be candidates must pick up nomination documents from the County Registrar of Voters (or from a city clerk for those running for municipal offices) and return those completed forms by the deadline. The Democratic Party works to elect leaders who share our values -- like standing up for working people, quality of life, social justice, environmental stewardship, investments in infrastructure, and accessible, high-quality education and healthcare.
Quench your thirst and give a helping hand to local Democrats at an event to raise funds for the County Democratic Party's get-out-the-vote efforts this fall. For a minimum contribution of $25, you'll receive a complimentary beer at Pints for Progress and a souvenir "San Diego DEM" pint glass.
To sign up go to www.sddemocrats.org/progress
The separation of innocent children from their families at the border is an affront to our American values. This cruel policy by the Trump adminsitration demands a response. Please join us and our allies on Saturday, June 23rd from 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM at the Civic Center to call for immediate reform. You can RSVP and find more information about the march here.
On June 5, San Diego County Democrats presented to voters one of the largest, most qualified, and most diverse slates of endorsed candidates that we've ever had. The "blue wave" we've been expecting was very much in evidence, with more than 600 neighborhood volunteers knocking on local doors and distributing nearly 100,000 slate doorhangers. In every statewide race where party was listed on the ballot, Democratic candidates collectively got a majority of votes countywide -- a historic first. And 87% of our local endorsed candidates will advance to a runoff or won outright.
Please join us tonight after the polls close at the Westin Gaslamp Quarter Hotel along with our Democratic candidates, elected officials, volunteers and friends as the first ballot returns are reported.