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Our next meeting: A Post-Primary Analysis - June 9, 2016, 6:30 - 8:30
Save the Date:
Casino Royale - North County Caucus Annual Fundraiser - August 13, 2016, 6 - 10 PM
More info coming soon!
Please support Barbara Bry, Candidate for San Diego City Council District 1
The Board of Directors of the Rancho Santa Fe Democratic Club are excited to announce that we have authorized a club donation of $1,000 for the election of Barbara Bry.
Our club endorsed her several months ago. Her race is particularly important because her victory will assure the Democratic majority on the City Council. Barbara is an unusually well qualified candidate that will bring business experience, intelligence and Democratic values to the City Council. Regardless of where you live in San Diego County, the San Diego City Council has a big impact on our lives. Please join us in supporting Barbara’s campaign. Donate as much as you can. https://barbarabry.nationbuilder.com/contribute
Please re-elect Supervisor Dave Roberts,
the only Democrat on the San Diego County Board of Supervisors!
The Board of Directors of the Rancho Santa Fe Democratic Club are excited to announce that we have authorized a club donation of $1,000 for the election of Dave Roberts.
By Gordon Clanton, RSFDC Programs Chair
Most school board elections are in November, but the race for San Diego County school board probably will be settled June 7. The stakes are high. Progressive incumbent Rick Shea is being challenged by Republican heavyweight, former state Senator Mark Wyland.
Which raises the question: Why would a former member of the California Assembly and the state Senate be running for a somewhat obscure county school board? School board elections are nominally non-partisan, but in recent years they have become increasingly politicized, sometimes by the religious right, sometimes by candidates financed by the charter school movement and committed to the destruction of our public schools, sometimes by devout fiscal conservatives who will never give teachers a raise. It’s never been more important to do your homework.
Here is the key: Follow the money. Find out from whom candidates get the money for their campaigns, especially the biggest contributors. Mark Wyland is financed by the charter school industry, which seeks to replace public schools with for-profit charter schools, to end teacher tenure, to break teacher unions, and generally to make it easier to fire teachers and replace them with less well-paid, less well-represented teachers – a cheap-labor corporate model of mass education. Beware these “reformers.” They are enemies of the free quality public education that took root in Colonial times and has been, ever since, the motor of national progress.
So vote for Rick Shea. Urge your family, your neighbors, your work associates to vote for Rick.
Help us Get Out the Vote! Join us at Fiesta Del Sol
Join GO TEAM!
Yes, the presidential race is riveting, frightening...and very important! But we also have several local races that will greatly impact many of us1
Barbara Bry's race for City Council District 1, for instance, will determine whether the San Diego City Council will be majority-Democrat or majority-Republican! A Republican council will dramatically change the direction of San Diego leadership---especially if Mayor Faulconer is re-elected. Ed Harris, who was recently an interim member of the City Council, has now entered the mayor's race to challenge Faulconer. The hope is that he and other Mayoral candidates will prevent Faulconer from winning outright in June.
Now is the time to step up and make a difference for Barbara Bry and other Democratic candidates! Vote-by-mail ballots start arriving May 9th!
Would you enjoy visiting with Democrat-friendly voters in your own neighborhood and discussing their candidate choices with them? Please join many of our members who volunteer for GO-team! We "introduce" voters to all candidates who are endorsed by the San Diego County Democratic Party. Voter turn-out in areas with GO-team coverage is generally 10% higher!
Whether or not you live in Carmel Valley, you can volunteer as a GO Team member in that "crucial community". We will encourage those voters to support Congressman Scott Peters, County Supervisor Dave Roberts, City Council candidate Barbara Bry and Mayoral candidate Ed Harris!
Please contact these GO team coordinators to volunteer or ask questions:
"Crucial" Carmel Valley: Matt Brower email@example.com (858)342-8076
Encinitas, Carlsbad: Cess Resnick firstname.lastname@example.org (760)652-5333
Del Mar: Nancy Hong email@example.com (858)386-8450
Solana Beach: Marilee McLean firstname.lastname@example.org (619)993-9126
If you prefer to work for a "crucial" candidate directly please contact:
Barbara Bry for City Council: email@example.com (858)352-7867
Congressman Scott Peters: firstname.lastname@example.org (858)987-5708
Supervisor Dave Roberts: email@example.com (858)876-5460
Mayor candidate Ed Harris: firstname.lastname@example.org. (619)940-7111
There are other Democratic candidates running in this June Primary election also. If you'd like to volunteer for any other Democratic candidate, please contact: Marilee McLean, RSF Dem Chair, Voter Outreach
About The Rancho Santa Fe Democratic Club
Serving Democrats in Rancho Santa Fe, Solana Beach, Del Mar, La Jolla, Carmel Valley, Encinitas, Cardiff by the Sea, and all other Democrats who may wish to attend or join our club.
The Mission of the Rancho Santa Fe Democratic Club
To promote and advance Democratic principles by educating the membership and the community on vital issues, current legislation, and the Democratic Party. The Club encourages intelligent participation in the democratic political process, advocates positions on issues, supports or opposes ballot propositions and initiatives, provides a forum and endorsements for Democratic candidates and candidates in non-partisan races, provides election support, and facilitates connection with other Democrats.
General meetings of the RSF Dem Club
Our meetings are open to all. The meeting fee for members of our club or other charted clubs of the San Diego Democratic Party is $15. The meeting fee for all others is $25.
Membership in the Rancho Santa Fe Democratic Club.
Membership in our club is open to all registered Democrats or those who intend to register as a Democrat.
Our monthly programs are our Club’s signature and our brand, our most important shared activity, our main reason for getting together. This Club seeks to be a platform for the political activism of our members.
Apart from compelling speakers, panelists, and topics for our programs, our Club is committed to (1) A regular meeting date and venue, usually second Thursdays at the Lomas Santa Fe Country Club; (2) Compact programs under 90 minutes long, with socializing before and after; and (3) One third of program time always reserved for Q&A to maximize discussion.
Our programs are structured to provide maximum opportunities for our members and guests to meet and to question elected officials and political candidates and to socialize with fellow Democrats. The keynote speaker or panel is not the whole show. Registration and socializing begin at 6:30. Democratic candidates for elected office are part of the mix. The program begins at 7:00 with announcements, introductions, and brief speeches. The program ends by 8:30. The time after the formal program provides further opportunity to question our guest speakers and to visit with fellow Democrats.
Please send your feedback on previous programs and suggestions for future programs to <email@example.com>