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AN URGENT APPEAL TO RSFD CLUB MEMBERS:
Help Doug Applegate defeat Congressman Darrell Issa
In the June 7 primary, Democrat Doug Applegate trailed Issa by only one percent in the San Diego County portion of the heavily Republican 49th District!
Now Applegate, a North County attorney and retired Marine colonel,
must raise $200,000 by the end of June
in order to win the substantial financial support of the national Democratic Congressional Committee.
Please! We urge you to contribute to Doug Applegate’s congressional campaign! To do so, go to http://www.applegateforcongress.com/
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
Progressive incumbent Rick Shea, a good friend of our Club, ran first in the June primary. Now He faces a November 8 runoff against 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.
Learn more at RickShea4CountyBoardofEd.com.
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 us!
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.
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, and City Council candidate Barbara Bry!
Please contact these GO team coordinators to volunteer or ask questions:
"Crucial" Carmel Valley: Matt Brower firstname.lastname@example.org (858)342-8076
Encinitas, Carlsbad: Cess Resnick email@example.com (760)652-5333
Del Mar: Nancy Hong firstname.lastname@example.org (858)386-8450
Solana Beach: Marilee McLean email@example.com (619)993-9126
If you prefer to work for a "crucial" candidate directly please contact:
Barbara Bry for City Council: firstname.lastname@example.org (858)352-7867
Congressman Scott Peters: email@example.com (858)987-5708
Supervisor Dave Roberts: firstname.lastname@example.org (858)876-5460
If you'd like to volunteer for any other Democratic candidate, please contact: Marilee McLean, RSF Dem Chair, Voter Outreach