Meeting on Thursday January 18 – Election of Officers

Meeting will be held at:
1333 E Madison Ave, El Cajon, CA 92021

January 18, 2018
7pm Meeting start

The first part of the meeting will be convened by John Loughlin, Director of Clubs for the San Diego County Democratic Party, and will follow SDCDP rules.

  1. Call the meeting to order
  2. Pledge of allegiance
  3. Approval of agenda
  4. Introduction of Chair of the San Diego County Democratic Party, Vice Chairs and overview of the election portion of the meeting
  5. Election of officers for President, Vice Presidents, Secretary, and Treasurer
  • Call for nominations from the floor
  • For any contested positions:
  • The candidates will get 2 minutes each to introduce themselves
  • Questions from the audience will be answered by each candidate (alternating who goes first)
  • Each candidate will then make a closing statement, after which they’ll leave the room
  • While the candidates are out of the room there will be a discussion with 3 people to speak for, and 3 people against, each candidate for 1 minute each, with no personal attacks allowed on any of the candidates
  • The vote will then be called
  1. Adjourn the business part of the meeting

The second part of the meeting will be run by the elected officers. Speakers, candidates and elected officials to be announced.

At the February meeting the club will vote on new Bylaws for re-chartering with the SDCDP.

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Meeting on Thursday November 16, 2017

This month we are meeting in the Ali Baba Restaurant which is at 421 E Main St. in El Cajon. (Map Link)

Ali Babi Restaurant

We will be holding elections this month. Any member who has paid by October 17 and has attended at least one general meeting, may vote.

Campaigning from 6:00 pm to 6:45 pm.

Additional nominations will be accepted at 6:50 pm.

The meeting will start at 7:00 and shortly after we will have voting, with the results announced later.

Our speakers this month, are prominent local Democrats Derek and Nancy Casady representing the San Diego Chapter of  The Climate Mobilization Coalition. Shown below with Tom Steyer, at a recent event in Vista, where he endorsed The Climate Mobilization.

Derek and Nancy Casady flanking Tom Steyer.

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Meeting on Thursday August 17, 2017

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This Thursday Aug 17, 2017 Jimmys Santee
6 pm-7 pm Social Hour and Dinner
Note- Candidates can speak during this time for 5 minutes max on LOCAL ISSUES only.
7 pm greetings and introductions
Dem announcements
Speakers Councilman Ben Kalasho on El Cajon
Speaker Sharon Fox- Dump on Duncan- WE CAN BEAT DUNCAN HUNTER !!!

Speaker- Phil Connor – Stopping Proposed Power Station Santee ! Thank you Phil and Wendy Connor. THEY STOPPED SDG&E !

Speaker Ana Nida- update on El Monte Sandmining Lakeside. Sale has gone through. Helix Water has sold 500+ acres 10 million dollars. New owners plan to sand mine for 50 years!

Save the date! Sat September 9 East County Dems fundraiser $75
Save the Date East Co Dems September 21st meeting Jimmys Santee Nathan Fletcher speaker.

This is your reminder that the Easy County Democratic Club meets next Thursday evening, August 17, 2017.

Our featured speaker is Ana Nita, a Lakeside resident who has become an expert on the sand mining land deal near the San Diego River.  You may recall that she spoke to us before about the then, current status, of this bait and switch plan that featured the investors plan to purchase the land for a golf course, which switched to a sand mining plan as soon as the investors had the deal in place with Helix Water District.  Ana will update us on what has happened since then, because the investors have paid the entire amount due to the water district, so they can now move ahead, if the county supervisors approve.   It is my understanding that the Lakeside Planning Board voted against the plan.  However, their position is advisory only.  The county supervisors will likely approve, unless we mount opposition that they cannot ignore!  Since this plan will cause environmental havoc and potentially reduce the water table so wells of residents run dry,  it is imperative that we stand for what is a decent plan for the residents.  Get your marching pace up to speed for this!

As usual, our meeting starts with a social hour at 6 p.m. and the business meeting at 7 p.m.  We meet at Jimmy’s Restaurant, 9635 Mission Gorge Road, Santee, CA.  If candidates wish to come and speak prior to 7 p.m. meeting, we welcome them, then, so they can leave early and move on to another event.  We request each of them to focus on what they will do about our areas’ current and future issues.

We hope to see you next Thursday!

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Meeting on Thursday July 20th, 2017

Greetings to all,
This alert provides you with a taste of what lies ahead at our next meeting, July 20, 2017. Our speaker is Hanif Mohebi, a leader in the Muslim community. He led his organization, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), to an award this year at the Roosevelt Dinner for the work done to support the local community.
Hanif Mohebi is the executive director of CAIR San Diego. He has prepared himself well by his awesome set of experiences.

See his biographical statement from the CAIR San Diego web site:
Mr. Mohebi was raised in the heart of Silicon Valley. He is the former director of a communication consulting firm in San Jose. He has held various director positions at for-profit and non-profit organizations. At a young age, he was exposed to the United States, United Nations, and community dignitaries, which has influenced his character. He has appeared in both local and national media outlets, bridging the gap between minorities and mainstream Americans. Mr. Mohebi has completed a Pre-PhD program, and has published research. He has a BA in Communication Studies with an emphasis on Globalization and Social Justice. He has emerged as a guest speaker at high schools, universities, companies, and community events on variety of topics, ranging from Concepts of World Citizenship to the History of Anti-Civil Liberties Legislation. He is a young and passionate Muslim American with a wonderful cosmopolitan attitude and great love for civil rights, human rights, and the Constitution of the United States. He is obsessed with the idea of bringing about a positive change to the world through dedicating his life to serving humanity. In quest for this dream, he joined CAIR San Diego, as executive director, with glowing recommendations and over a decade of community service.

As you know, we meet at
Jimmy’s Restaurant
9635 Mission Gorge Rd
Santee, California, CA 92071

Our meeting begins at 7 p.m. sharp. If you wish to dine and socialize, come at 6 p.m. The menu is an all-American one.

Join us next Thursday! Bring a friend or two, or even more!

Candidates for office in 2018 are welcome,too.

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Meeting Thursday May 18, 2017

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Meeting Thursday April 20, 2017


Late additions:  Ammar Campa-Najjar,   Glenn Jensen

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The State Democratic Party Positions on the November 2016 Propositions

This link might be easier to read: Link to CADEMS

California Democratic Party Positions
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Second Annual 51st Anniversary Celebration Day at the Races

Come to our second annual celebration with the East County Democrats.  Everyone is invited to attend our 51st Anniversary Celebration Day at the Races. wpdm paddock 3 350 The Clubhouse at Del Mar is ready to host our 51st Anniversary Celebration.  Seats are reserved for great viewing.  Includes program & goodies.  Beating tips will be shared.  Come for great fun and comradary.  Only $10.00 a person.  First come, first served.  Your check is your reservation. RSVP: name(s), address(es), phone(s) and $10 per person. Mail to: P.O.Box 972 El Cajon, CA 92022-0972.  Deadline: August 10, 2015.

What: East County Democrats 50th Anniversary Celebration
When:  Saturday August 20, 2016     11 AM till  ??
Where: Del Mar Racetrack, Clubhouse
Cost: $10 a person
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ECDC Endorsed Candidates for the 2016 June 7th Election

Rafael Castellanos                                 San Diego City Attorney     

Patrick Malloy                                          House of Representatives – CA 50th

Stephanie Harper                                  El Cajon City Council *November ballot

George Gastil                                            Mayor of Lemon Grove

Mark Gracyk                                             Helix Water District #3

Elena Adams                                            Grossmont/Cuyamaca College Board

(Mary Kay Rozinski is not able to run for office.  Elena Adams is running in Mary Kay’s place.) 

Chris Pearson                                          Democratic Central Committee

Marilyn Riley                                            Democratic Central Committee

Bob Grand                                                  Democratic Central Committee

Bonnie Price                                             Democratic Central Committee

Eric Hereford                                           Democratic Central Committee

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Democratic Congressional Town Hall – Friday May 6

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Congressional Town Hall on May 6th, 2016 from 4-6pm at SDSU Conrad Prebys AZTEC Student Union. Included in the attachment is also the expected timeline for the event. Positions were based on electeds/candidate and then a coin flip.

We are also finalizing our slate of information for your offices in order to facilitate the best conversation possible. We will have our topics to you this week.

Timeline of Events:
4:00pm – 4:25pm: Reception with refreshments
4:25pm – 4:30pm: Opening comment and National Anthem
4:30pm – 4:55pm: Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52)
4:55pm – 5:20pm: Congressman Juan Vargas (CA-51)
5:20pm – 5:40pm: Col. (ret) Douglas Applegate (CA-49)
5:40pm – 6:00pm: Patrick Malloy (CA-50)

UT is running a story both before and after the event. Our goal is to focus and highlight issues important to the Veteran and Collegiate communities while providing another platform to uplift/highlight your campaigns and reach potential voters.

Date: May 6, 2016
Location: SDSU, Conrad Prebys AZTEC Student Union
Time: 4:00pm – 6:00pm
Host: Veterans Democratic Club – SDSU Democrats – San Diego County Young Dems
Format: Town Hall – Dialog about Veterans and Collegiate Issues
Moderators: Matthew Rice – President, Veterans Democratic Club
Zach Bunshaft – President, San Diego State University Democrats

Opening: Candidate will be allocated two minutes for an opening statement.
Questions and Answer: Congressman 20 minutes. Congressional Candidates: 15 minutes
Discussion: A controlled narrative. Public has submitted questions and/or concerns they
would like to be addressed specific to veterans and collegiate issues. The represented host
clubs have chosen specific questions and moderators will use them to have a discussion with the candidates.
There will be no open questions asked directly to candidates from the public.
Closing: Candidate will be allocated two minutes for a closing statement.
Timers: No timers will be used.

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