November 21st General Meeting

November 21st General Meeting

“What’s Next”

This will be a panel discussion led by Brian Trotier on what is currently happening now the election is over. Panelists will be Peter Bolland and Jon Sinton.

Peter Bolland is Chair of the Philosophy & Humanities Department at Southwestern College and is one of the members of California’s electoral college voters. He is well known for his thoughtful insights on local, state, and national politics.

Jon Sinton is a media entrepreneur and writer who founded Air America Radio, the network that discovered Rachel Maddow (among others). He is the former head of Common Cause in Georgia and now resides in the Cays and writes op-eds for the Coronado Eagle & Journal.

All are invited to attend this event sponsored by the Coronado Democratic Club. Everyone, including club members, MUST register to attend this event.

Register for this event

BIDEN-HARRIS SIGNS

BIDEN-HARRIS SIGNS

UPDATE: The Coronado Democratic Club is completely out of Biden-Harris yard signs. 

There are two sources where signs may be available:

Scott Peters Office is delivering Biden-Harris signs along with a Scott Peters sign. Contact Shaina Tigar at shaina@scottpeters.com

The County Democratic Party has some for a $25 contribution:sddemocrats.org


The Coronado Democratic Club has distributed over 
215 Biden-Harris yard signs as a member benefit. We are working to support Democratic candidates up and down the ballot. 

EQUAL JUSTICE SERIES PART 4: RACISM

EQUAL JUSTICE SERIES PART 4: RACISM

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Coffee Talk #4: Racism: What’s Really Going On…And What Can We Do?

In this 4th session, Abdimalik Buul will provide participants with a safe, interactive space to learn, develop and share practical tools for identifying and transcending forms of bias, microaggressions, racism and begin to prepare us as change agents. He will start by defining its source and how it manifests. Dr. Buul will introduce a systematic approach utilizing a social justice, race-conscious framework to assist participants in unearthing bias and harm and planting seeds of justice to produce fruits of accountability and equity. A survey will be sent to our members as a pre-assessment to discover prior knowledge for customized responses.

About the Presenter:

Dr. Abdimalik Buul is an anti-racist scholar, theorist of curriculum trauma, and emancipatory educator. An immigrant refugee from Somalia, he came to the United States at the age of 5 He completed his bachelor’s degree from SDSU in Sociology and a master’s degree in education with an emphasis on community-based counseling and social justice. He completed his doctorate work in Educational leadership from the University of Southern California. He is an assistant professor at San Diego city college. He serves as a board president for Markaz al Madina, a community-based non-profit, a board member at large for African American Male and Educational Development Network (A2mend), and Vice President of the board for the United Taxi Drivers Union in San Diego. He was the first Somali ever hired as a tenure track faculty member at Southwestern College.

Endorsements

Endorsements

On August 15, 2020, the Coronado Democratic Club endorsed the following candidates for election November 3, 2020.  We are proud to endorse:
School Board:  Whitney Antrim is endorsed for the CUSD Board 
Superior Court: Tim Nader is endorsed for Superior Court, Office #30.  
The candidate’s websites are:
Whitney Antrim: whitneyantrim.org
Tim Nader: timnader.org
The Club wishes both candidates success in their races. These endorsements are by the Coronado Democratic Club only and are not to be construed as a SDCDP or CDP endorsement.
General Meeting 8.15.2020

General Meeting 8.15.2020

View the Video: Coronado Police Chief Kaye who was our guest speaker. Chief Kaye discussed how the Coronado PD is handling bias calls (aka the Karen calls) in Coronado and what we, as citizens, can do to help PD with this evolving issue. He also shared the latest information on what the PD is doing to enforce the then-current public health orders to help avoid the spread of COVID-19.

Hear from two candidates seeking club endorsement:

Whitney Antrim:  Coronado Unified School District Board

Tim Nader:  San Diego Superior Court, Office number 30.

View the Video

Action Alert August 2020

Action Alert August 2020

Let’s suppress voter suppression.

In the wake of John Lewis’s death, let’s honor his life by turning toward an issue that he was willing to die for: voting rights. It’s as relevant today as it was when Congress passed the Voting Rights Act in 1964.

In the swing state of Florida, Amendment 4, which in 2019 gave felons the right to vote, passed with 65% of the vote. Since that time, the Florida legislature passed a law that requires felons to pay all fines and fees before voting. The hefty fees, along with a state system that often does not know how much must be paid, will prevent these people from voting. As of now, the courts have upheld the law. What can we do?
Visit the Florida Rights Restoration Coalition’s website. https://floridarrc.com/about/
They are collecting money to pay the fees owed by felons.

The NBA fans in our membership will be happy to know that LeBron James’ group, More than a Vote, is donating money to the Florida Rights Coalition.

Another voting rights organization worthy of a look is Fair Fight https://fairfight.com/about-fair-fight/
Founded by Stacy Abrams, it works in Georgia and nationwide to secure and maintain voting rights. You can get on their email list and/or donate.

Do you have friends in the swing states of Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Michigan, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, or Texas? If so, you can contact them to be sure they know everything they need to know to exercise their right to vote. At vote.org they will find voting information for every state. Voters can check their registration, polling places, and regulations about absentee voting and vote by mail.

Let’s suppress voter suppression.

Rest in peace, John Lewis. This one’s for you.

Notice of General Meeting and Notice of Endorsement Votes

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August 15, 2020
10:30 – 11:00 Social Time
11:00 – 12:30 General Meeting, via zoom

Join us to hear from Coronado Police Chief Kaye who will be our guest speaker. Chief Kaye will discuss how the Coronado PD is handling bias calls (aka the Karen calls) in Coronado and what we, as citizens, can do to help PD with this evolving issue. He will also share the latest information on what the PD is doing to enforce the then-current public health orders to help avoid the spread of COVID-19. Finally, he will take a few questions after his presentation from the group.

Join us to hear from two candidates seeking our club endorsement:

Whitney Antrim:  Coronado Unified School District Board

Tim Nader:  San Diego Superior Court, Office number 30.

 

Coronado Democratic Club events can be found on our Calendar of Events and include a link to the zoom meeting.
Coronado Democratic Club Calendar of Events

 

PART 3: Equal Justice Series

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Your Special Events Committee has put together the 3RD in our monthly series of Equal Justice Workshops. The purpose is self-education and effective participation in the movement. We hope that our members will “jump in” and participate in the most unprecedented movement of our time.

Part 3:

Coffee Talk: Unequal Justice — The Need for Police Reform and How to Accomplish It

Saturday, August 8, 2020

10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Via Zoom

The brutal murder of George Floyd by a Minneapolis police officer has resulted in an awakening to the reality of systemic racism and unnecessary police violence in the United States. In the aftermath of this tragic incident, calls for major reforms in police departments throughout the country abound.

In this session, we will discuss racial inequities and culture of unnecessary force and violence that for years has dominated policing in America. We will also discuss potential reforms – what changes are necessary, and how we might transform policing to begin to establish a relationship of trust between all communities and racial groups and the police officers who are paid to serve and protect them.

SPEAKER
Mike Marrinan, Civil Rights Lawyer

For over 30 years Mike’s law practice has been devoted to representing victims of police misconduct and abuse. He will share his insights and invite your thoughts and questions.
See Calendar of Events for a link to join via zoom

 

Upcoming Presentations:

September        Health Care and Mental Health Care

October             Housing Reform

For more information and/or input, or to join our committee contact:  Patti Flores-Charter at (619) 206-7450.

PART 2: Equal Justice Series

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Your Special Events Committee has put together the 2nd in our monthly series of Equal Justice Workshops. The purpose is self-education and effective participation in the movement. We hope that our members will “jump in” and participate in the most unprecedented movement of our time.

Part 2:

Coffee Talk: Dismantling Racism One Insight at a Time

Sunday, July 19

10:30am-12 noon

Via Zoom

Dismantling Racism One Insight at a Time
Our great unfinished work in the United States, and the world over, is finally coming to terms with racism in authentic, meaningful, and transformative ways. At root, racism stems from deep structures within consciousness, which then get codified into repressive hierarchical systems that benefit the in-group at the expense of the out-group. In this inquiry we will do the important work of peeling back the layers of unconscious bias, laying bare the untold history of supremacy, and raise our eyes to the realization of the promise of America – a land where all are created equal.

Speaker: Peter Bolland
Philosophy and Humanities Department Chair, Southwestern College
Speaker, Oasis
YouTube Channel Mini-Lecturer
Columnist for Unity Magazine
Blog “Thinking Through”

 

Upcoming Presentations:

August               Police Reform and Civil Rights in the Judicial System:  Mike Marrinan

September        Health Care and Mental Health Care

October             Housing Reform

For more information and/or input, or to join our committee contact:  Patti Flores-Charter at (619) 206-7450.

Action Alert May 2020

Action Alert May 2020

…you will not always be able to solve all the world’s problems at once. But don’t underestimate the importance you can have because history has shown us that courage can be contagious, and hope can take on a life of its own.    ~ Michelle Obama
 
2020 is the 100-year anniversary of the 19th amendment, guaranteeing and protecting the constitutional right of women to vote. Currently, almost a quarter of the 116th Congress is women, 108 of them Democrats. California ranks 18th among states for proportion of women elected in state legislatures with 31.7%. These policy makers tend to prioritize issues like education, health, and minority rights, that are considered to be important to women voters. It’s true that full and equitable participation of women in public life is essential to building and sustaining a strong, vibrant democracy.

Empowerment is political and requires community mobilizing and organizing to keep the pressure on. Here are some organizations that can help do just that. One might be right for you. Click the links for further information.

Women’s March
You might remember how it felt to have a place to go the day after the 2016 inauguration to be with like-minded people. This women-led movement creates entry points for new grassroots activists and organizers to engage their local communities through trainings, outreach programs, and events.
https://womensmarchsd.org
 
Supermajority
Women make up the majority of Americans. This group offers tools for women-to-women voter engagement programs.
https://supermajority.com
 
Get Her Elected
Volunteers donate skills – from marketing to editing to speech writing – to progressive women candidates.
https://getherelected.com
 
Center for American Women in Politics
Locate state and national resources for women interested in elected or appointed political campaigns.
https://cawp.rutgers.edu
 
National Federation of Democratic Women
This PAC unites women of the Party to encourage full participation of women in every level of Democratic Party Structure.
https://nfdw.org