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SAVE THE DATE! Our Next Meeting will be OCTOBER 13!
Beach Cities Politics
Candidates from Encinitas, Solana Beach, and Del Mar will speak and mingle with audience
With the November election less than one month away please join us for Beach Cities Politics featuring short speeches by city council candidates plus the opportunity to meet candidates.
FROM ENCINITAS: Councilman Tony Kranz seeking re-election, Councilwoman Catherine Blakespear for Mayor, and first-time candidate Tasha Boerner Horvath
FROM SOLANA BEACH: Mayor David Zito seeking re-election, and first time candidates Jewel Edson and Judy Hegenauer
FROM DEL MAR: Mayor Sherryl Parks seeking re-election, David Druker council veteran seeking to return, and first-time candidate Ellie Havilland
WHEN: Thursday, October 13 at 6:30 PM - Program begins at 7:00 PM
WHERE: Lomas Santa Fe Country Club 1505 Lomas Santa Fe Drive Solana Beach
COST: $15 for all Democratic Club members, $25 for others.
RSVP here or phone 858 735 6404.
Important Upcoming Event: "Four Women in Politics Brunch In this Year of the Woman"
Dear Rancho Santa Fe Democratic Club Members and Friends,
In this remarkable Year of the Woman in National and San Diego politics, please join us to meet and support four women running for office in North County. Each of these women bring strength of character and convictions, knowledge, experience and leadership to their campaigns. When elected they will be transformative in their service as public officials.
Let us introduce you now and invite you to meet them in person.
- Tasha Boerner Horvath: Candidate for Encinitas City Council
- Catherine Blakespear: Candidate for Mayor of Encinitas
- Olga Diaz: Candidate for Escondido City Council
- Cori Schumacher: Candidate for Carlsbad City Council
When: Sunday, October 9 from 11:00 - 1:00 PM
Where: Hacienda de Vega, 5806 Van Allen Way, Carlsbad (In the heart of the Carlsbad Research Center)
What: Light Brunch. Remarks by candidates and special guests.
- Friend: $100
- Champion: $500
- Hero: $1000
Volunteer to work at our new SD County Party No. Coastal Office in Solana Beach!
977A Lomas Santa Fe Dr., Solana Beach (92075) Above 24 Hour Fitness in the rear of a shopping center, right off the 5 freeway and Lomas Santa Fe Drive. This office will support the campaigns of local candidates including Col. Doug Applegate for Congress and Dave Roberts for County Supervisor.
Volunteers are welcome! From more information contact:
Doug Applegate for Congress Campaign:
Pat Hurley (619) 729-2283 firstname.lastname@example.org
Dave Roberts for Supervisor Campaign:
Jonathan Parker (619) 564-9439 email@example.com
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Please Support Doug Applegate for Congress!
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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
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?
Update: Candidates for the county Board of Education usually spend about $!0,000.
Republican Mark Wyland is spending $300,000. That’s right: Wyland is spending almost 30 TIMES more than the norm. And more than two-thirds of that money comes from the for-profit charter schools lobby. Because the county board is the appellate body for school districts
on charter-school issues, a take-over of that board by the charter schools movement would be bad for public schools countywide.
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