Our beloved Walk Against Hate is postponed until the fall (as soon as we have that date, we will share it with the community).

Do your part to fight hate in our community by joining the Coronado Democratic Club’s team in the Anti-Defamation League’s Walk against Hate. The 5K walk takes place on Sunday, April 26 at Liberty Station at 9:45. A diversity expo opens at 8:30.

The ADL is a national organization that advocates for legislation to promote inclusiveness and runs education programs for schools and law enforcement. You can find out more at

To join the club’s team, go to SanDiegoWalkAgainstHate

Scroll down, click on register, select join a team and look for the Coronado Democratic Club. This website also includes complete information about the walk, including where to park and how to get there.

The early registration cost is $15 for adults and $10 for children 18 and younger. Children ages 3 and under are free.  All paying participants will receive a tee shirt. The price goes up at the end of February, so you are encouraged to sign up soon.

Since this is a non-partisan event, no political signs are permitted. We will, however, have a sign identifying our club. No dogs except service dogs are allowed.

For questions, contact team captain Patricia Leahy at or (619) 252-1799.

We hope to see you there.



We need to continue registering new Citizens to vote now more than ever. One Wednesday each month new citizens are sworn in at a naturalization ceremony held downtown at Golden Hall. Following the naturalization ceremony volunteers register these new citizens to vote. 

When: Wednesday March 25th – CANCELLED
               Wednesday April 22nd from 10:15 AM to 12:30 PM

Where: 3rd Ave. and B Street, in the Civic Theater Plaza, adjacent to Golden Hall. 

A tutorial on the form and procedure will take place at 10:00 am for new volunteers. No need to pre-register. Wear comfortable shoes, a light sweater or jacket, a light blue t-shirt to show our Dem Blue, and your enthusiasm.

Macy’s had been offering  validation for three hours free parking in their Horton Plaza store, no purchase necessary. The validation machine was in the Men’s Shoe Department. They are closing that store very soon so please call ahead to see if they are still open. Your  parking ticket can be validated before or after the voter registration.

Contact Mercy Mandelbaum for information or (619) 435-1911.



It’s 2020 and time to get to work writing letters to a Super State. By starting early, we can beat Trump and the GOP and set up our country for a decade of sound policies. Swing Left has been honing its Super State strategy and Vote Forward has new data driven effective letters. 

Our next session is on Sunday, January 19th, from 3pm-5pm, at 605 First Street, Coronado. We’ll write letters followed by food, drinks and conviviality.  

Mark your calendars for the next 2 letter writing sessions, Sundays, 3pm-5pm at 605 First Street, Coronado. 

  • February 23, 2020
  • March 29, 2020

If you can, please bring 20 stamps. If you forget, no worries, we’ll still have plenty for everyone. 

Please let me know if you’re coming and friends you’re bringing so we’ll have enough tables set up and food. RSVP to Email: or call (626) 893-9109.

Tickets on sale now for the BLUE WAVE BRUNCH

Tickets on sale now for the BLUE WAVE BRUNCH

Your Special Events Committee has been busy planning a spectacular and very special BLUE WAVE BRUNCH for our
General Meeting on March 14, 2020. 

We will meet at Feast and Fareway, Coronado Golf Club, at 10:30 AM to 1:00 p.m. for our General meeting which will feature election of officers, presentation of the Volunteer of the Year and President’s Awards, and an entertaining program featuring Name the Drink Contest finalists and a free raffle with great prizes, while enjoying a Classic American brunch. 

Our guest speaker will be Senator Toni Atkins, President Pro Tem of the California Senate and first woman and LGBTQ person to hold this critically important office. Her life story is inspirational and her updates on what is happening in Sacramento will be informative.

Tickets will go on sale, on line, shortly, and are only $30 per person. Bring your family and friends. Help sponsor the brunch with the purchase of a table (for 8) for $325. 
Consider being a Blue Wave Sponsor:
$100 – Sky Blue
$200 – Navy Blue
$300- Royal Blue 
All sponsors will be listed in the Event Program and acknowledged on the CDC website.

Sponsorships for tables can be made online or by checks made out to Coronado Democratic Club and sent to Pat Callahan, treasurer, PO Box 181351 Coronado, CA 92178.

Submit your “Name the Drink” entries to Judy Bambace. 

If you have a raffle prize to donate, contact Susan Marrinan. 

TICKETS, TABLES AND SPONSORSHIPS are now ON SALE! To purchase by credit card:

Tickets will also be available at our meetings where we will accept cash, check or credit card. To purchase by mail, make check out to Coronado Democratic Club and send to Pat Callahan, treasurer, PO Box 181351 Coronado, CA 92178.

This is the “don’t miss” event of the year. 




The GO Team is our San Diego County Democratic Party’s volunteer-driven campaign to get Democrats to vote and to educate our Democratic voters as to the Party’s endorsed candidates and positions on ballot measures. GO Team is the most important and effective means we have to maximize Democratic voter turnout. A number of our members have signed up to volunteer for the GO Team, but frankly we could use many more. 

As a coordinator, my area of responsibility is Coronado. Each volunteer is a Neighborhood Leader. We try to assign each Neighborhood Leader the precinct in which he or she lives, so you’ll be calling on your neighbors — not the Republicans, just the Democrats and those independents who tend to vote Democratic. 

If you have canvassed as a GO Team member in the past, you’ll recall that you used a printed walking list on which you made some annotation after each call. This year, you’ll have the option of using your smart phone to display your list, and you’ll be able to record your results and update the database in real time. This saves us the need for someone to perform data entry from the notes on the printed sheets. Of course, volunteers who prefer the printed lists may use them.

In Coronado, we have many residents who live in security buildings that are not accessible to walking GO Team volunteers. We also have among our club members some who prefer to phone bank rather than walk precincts. We’ll try to match our telephone volunteers with the voters who reside in security buildings.

This being a presidential election year, we’ll have our primary election on March 3, also known as Super Tuesday. We will have our GO Team kickoff meeting sometime in the latter half of January. The date is dependant in part on when the County Party will have completed our resources, including walking lists and those all-important slate hangers. I hope to be able to announce the date, time and place during our January 11 meeting. We want to begin our canvassing as soon as the vote-by-mail ballots are sent out to the voters.

If you haven’t yet volunteered for the GO Team, please do so either at the January 11 meeting or by emailing me at



 January 23, 2020
6 pm to 8 pm
Winn Room Coronado Library  |  740 Orange Avenue

 “All politics is local,” said Tip O’Neil, former Speaker of the House.

We need to remember his wisdom at this time of intense focus on national politics. What happens here in San Diego County will directly affect us and our families.  

The County ballot initiatives and the State initiative on the March 3, 2020 ballot are of deep concern.  



Join the Imperial Beach and Coronado Democratic Clubs in meeting and hearing from special guest Congressman Scott Peters and candidates for San Diego Superior Court judicial offices. Join in a discussion with speakers in favor of and opposed to local and CA ballot initiatives. 

There are two land use initiatives on the ballot that may well determine future development in San Diego County and a State wide Education Bond Initiative re: School and College Construction. 

Join us for a lively evening of discussion and get ready to fill out your ballot.  

All are welcome. There is no admission charge. This event is sponsored by the Coronado and Imperial Beach Democratic Clubs and not by the Coronado Library. To sign up go to:

Contact Susan Marrinan, program chair, at if any questions.

Next General Meeting

Next General Meeting

The Coronado Democratic Club hosts a Hate Crime Round Table

Join us at our next meeting, January 11, 2020
10:30 am Coffee & Snacks   |   11:00 am Meeting
Winn Room Coronado Library  |   740 Orange Avenue

During this season of “peace on earth and good will to all”, it is sobering to remember that people filled with hate are terrorizing others with acts of vandalism, verbal and physical aggression, and threats.  Their hatred of those different from themselves affects and infects all of us.  

These acts of domestic terror impact the victims, their families and friends, and all of our communities.  There are examples of hate motivated incidents everywhere and they are on the rise.  

Join a panel of experts on January 11th to discuss Hate Crimes in the U.S. and San Diego , their impact, how we can address these incidents and what we can do to help heal.  

This roundtable discussion will be moderated by Mark Sauer, host of the Roundtable on KPBS TV/radio, a weekly discussion of the latest top news stories.  

Joining him will be:  

Lilia Velasquez- Attorney, Award winning Activist, San Diego Women’s Hall of Fame 2017 and Adjunct Professor California Western School of Law. 

Leonard Trinh – Attorney and Head of the San Diego District Attorney’s Hate Crime Unit, Prosecutor in the Chabad of Poway shooting case and the Escondido Mosque arson case, Vice Chairperson of the San Diego Regional Hate Crimes Coalition and Chair of the Regional Law Enforcement Intelligence Committee. 

Rick Barton-  Attorney and Adjunct Professor of Law University of San Diego School of Law, Member of Global Advisory Counsel, Anti-Defamation League.

This meeting is not sponsored by the Coronado Library. It is free and all are welcome. If you have questions or desire additional information, please contact Susan Marrinan @

The 4th of July Parade is Coming… and You’re Invited

The 4th of July Parade is Coming… and You’re Invited

This year’s Coronado 4thof July Parade’s theme is “The American Dream”. Every year our Democratic Club marches in our parade!  You are invited to march with us as we represent our club and the values and ideals of our party. As we move into the 2020 election year, it is critical that we all participate in the parade, precinct walking, and phone banking as we GET OUT THE VOTE! The first step is the parade.

Patti Flores-Charter will be sending out information about our participation in the parade. We will have decorations for bikes, cars, and people walking. We also have cars for those who need them. Watch your email for details and to RSVP.

Below you will see the announcement that will be made at each announcers booth along the parade route:

The Coronado Democratic Club is proud to participate in honoring and celebrating our country’s birth. Our Democratic Club supports our military, public schools, equality of all people, religious freedom, and our constitution. The Democratic Club continues to do its part to preserve and respect our natural resources and environment. We promote civility and social justice for all. The Democratic Club shares your love of our country and the freedoms we stand for.

Register Voters

One Wednesday each month new citizens are sworn in at a naturalization ceremony held downtown at Golden Hall. Following the naturalization ceremony volunteers register these new citizens to vote.

Volunteers are needed to assist the core group of dedicated volunteers who supervise this process.  If you are familiar with the voter registration form, then plan to be there at 10:15. For new volunteers a tutorial on the form and procedure will take place at 10:00am. The schedule is: 

June 19  (morning and afternoon, 10:15-2:30 and 2:15-4:30)

July 10  (morning and afternoon, 10:15-12:30 and 2:15-4:30)

You can help register on any of the above days or times.

Where:  3rd Ave. and B Street, in the Civic Theater Plaza, adjacent to Golden Hall. 

Horton Plaza, which is two blocks away from the Civic Theater Plaza, will validate for 3 hours of parking, no purchase necessary.  The validation machine is located on the first floor of Macy’s on a counter in the shoe department. Parking ticket can be validated before or after the voter registration. I think you need to arrive at Horton Plaza after 9:30. Please check to see if this is still available.

You don’t need to bring anything other than comfortable shoes, a light sweater or jacket, a hat and your enthusiasm. There is no storage space for backpacks or purses.  Bring water if desired. 

Contact Mercy Mandelbaum for information or 619 435-1911