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

Equal-Justice-Series-Logo-01

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.

JAN 20 – General Meeting – Dan McAllister – San Diego County Treasurer-Tax Collector

JAN 20 – General Meeting – Dan McAllister – San Diego County Treasurer-Tax Collector

Please join us January 20, 2018 at 11:00 AM in the Coronado Library Winn Room to hear the San Diego County Treasurer-Tax Collector, Dan McAllister describe what he does with your money and why he takes it.

Dan McAllister has served San Diego County residents as the County’s Treasurer-Tax Collector since 2002. He was re-elected to his fourth term in June 2014 by an overwhelming 99% majority of the vote.

Dan oversees the collection of more than $5.5 billion in property taxes each year, in addition to the management of more than $10 billion in the County’s Investment Pool, and the administration of the County’s $1 billion defined contribution program.

Since assuming office, he has worked extensively to improve customer service, enhance communications and outreach initiatives, and ensure the fiscal stability of the treasury. Under his direction, his office collected nearly 60% of property tax payments electronically for the first time, while maintaining a 99% collection rate for the past three years.

He is also a strong advocate for diversity, a value reflected in his staff that comes from all walks of life and backgrounds. His office now delivers service in 17 different languages.

As part of his duties, Dan serves as a member of the San Diego County Employees Retirement Association (SDCERA), which manages more than $10 billion of investments; he also serves as President of CalTRUST, which manages a portfolio of $2.8 billion. Additionally, he is a former chairman of the Board of Directors of the internationally recognized San Diego Convention Center Corporation. Prior to his election as San Diego County Treasurer-Tax Collector, Dan was a successful financial consultant and investment broker.

Dan contributes considerable time and resources to community service. He serves as Chair of the San Diego Unified School District’s Special Audit and Finance Committee, and he is a participating member of the Boards of Directors of the Jackie Robinson YMCA; Habitat for Humanity, San Diego; and New Americans Museum, San Diego.

McAllister’s strong commitment and involvement in the community dates back to his service as a U.S. Peace Corps volunteer in the Western Pacific country of Micronesia.

A second-generation San Diegan, Dan has completed executive education programs in portfolio concepts and management at Stanford University and the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School. He also holds a Bachelor’s degree (BA) from California State University, Fresno, and a Master’s degree in Business Administration (MBA) from United States International University.

ANNUAL LUNCHEON MARCH 25, 2017 11:30 A.M. 

ANNUAL LUNCHEON MARCH 25, 2017 11:30 A.M. 

georgemitrovich2012Our annual luncheon will be held on Saturday, March 25 at the Coronado Municipal Golf Course Restaurant.

This year, our featured luncheon speaker will be George Mitrovich, founder and president of the City Club of San Diego, a non-partisan public forum. Born and raised in San Diego, Mr. Mitrovich served as administrative assistant to Lt. Gov Glenn Anderson of California; later, he served as a press aide to Senator Robert F. Kennedy during his presidential campaign. Subsequently, he served as press secretary to U.S. Senator Charles E. Goodell, Republican of New York, and Senator Harold E. Hughes, Democrat of Iowa. In addition, he worked for two members of the House of Representatives.

Also invited to attend (subject to availability) are our elected representatives: State Senator Toni Atkins, Assemblyman Todd Gloria and Congressman Scott Peters. Be sure to make your reservation in advance so that everyone who wants to attend may be accommodated.
– Frank King

annualluncheonDownload an invitation form here or pay for Annual Luncheon online.

Jan 14 – General Membership Meeting – Hanif Mohebi

Jan 14 – General Membership Meeting – Hanif Mohebi

Hanif Mohebi, executive director of the San Diego office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations. Photo by Chris Stone - Times of San Diego

Hanif Mohebi, executive director of the San Diego office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations.
Photo by Chris Stone – Times of San Diego

As we enter the era of a Trump presidency, it’s time to consider which of his campaign promises he actually plans to carry out, and to think of those individual groups who are likely to be affected by the policies proposed by his new administration. It is in that spirit we have chosen the topics and speakers for our upcoming meetings.

Our first meeting of 2017 will be held on Saturday, January 14, in the Winn Room of the Coronado Public Library. Refreshments will be served beginning at 10:30 AM, with our Club business to begin at 11:00 AM.

The program on January 14 will feature as our speaker/discussion leader Hanif Mohebi, Executive Director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, San Diego Chapter. He will lead a discussion of topics of interest to members of our Club; therefore, I ask our Club members to email me at franking48@gmail.com with the issues they would like Mr. Mohebi to address.  I’ll pass the most-frequently mentioned ones to him, so that they may be included in his prepared remarks, which will be followed by a discussion.

Please be sure to contact me with your questions and comments.

We are entering new and unfamiliar political territory in 2017; our Club hopes to make it a little easier to navigate, so don’t miss this interesting and important meeting!

I hope everyone had a happy holiday season!

Nov 16 – General Membership Meeting – Dr. Carl Luna

Nov 16 – General Membership Meeting – Dr. Carl Luna

5474af9b9cf05-imageBy popular demand, the next General Membership Meeting of the Coronado Democratic Club will be held on a weekday evening. We will meet on Wednesday, November 16, 2016 at 7:00 PM, at our regular location, the Winn Room of the Coronado Public Library. We look forward to seeing those members and friends whose Saturday morning obligations conflicted with our Saturday meeting times.

This meeting comes a few days after the end of a long, arduous and somewhat surreal presidential election year. To help us better understand the election results and their future ramifications, we are delighted to have as our guest speaker Dr. Carl Luna, Professor of Political Science at San Diego Mesa College and Visiting Professor at the University of San Diego. Dr. Luna is well-known in the community as a local television pundit on election nights, and we will enjoy his keen insight and sense of humor as he discusses the election outcome, from the presidential contest down to local offices and some of those controversial propositions that appeared on the ballot this time.

This is an event you won’t want to miss, so please mark your calendar for Wednesday, November 16 at 7:00 PM.

May 21 – GENERAL MEETING – Charles Stoll, Director of SANDAG

May 21 – GENERAL MEETING – Charles Stoll, Director of SANDAG

Stoll320x320pxJoin us for an interesting and informative meeting on May 21. Coffee served at 10:30am and the meeting begins promptly at 11:00am in the Coronado Library’s Wynn Room.

This program will be of interest to anyone who drives a car, takes a bus or trolley, rides a bicycle or walks anywhere in San Diego County – in other words everyone. Our featured speaker will be Charles “Muggs” Stoll, Director of Land Use and Transportation planning for the San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG) in San Diego, California.

The 18 cities and county government are SANDAG, the San Diego Association of Governments. This public agency serves as the forum for regional decision-making. SANDAG builds consensus; makes strategic plans; obtains and allocates resources; plans, engineers, and builds public transportation, and provides information on a broad range of topics pertinent to the region’s quality of life. SANDAG is governed by a Board of Directors, composed of mayors, council members, and county supervisors from each of the region’s 19 local governments. Councilmember Carrie Downey is Coronado’s member of the SANDAG Board of Directors.

 

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The scheduled subject of Mr. Stoll’s presentation will be the recently approved 40 years regional plan known as San Diego Forward: The Regional Plan. However, the Board of Directors is considering a potential expenditure plan which, if approved, would be of timely interest to our membership and may supplement or supplant the originally scheduled program.  Please join us for this current and interesting discussion.

Jan 23 – General Meeting

Jan 23 – General Meeting

2016JanuaryNewsletter_pagesThe next meeting of the Coronado Democratic Club will be held on January 23, 2016.  The meeting will feature a debate between Marty Block and Toni Atkins, Democratic candidates for the State Senate, 39th District, which includes Coronado.  Marty Block is our incumbent State Senator and Toni Atkins is currently Speaker of the Assembly, but she will be termed-out in 2016.

The Club will conduct an Endorsement vote immediately after the debate. As per our Bylaws, in order to win our Club’s Endorsement, a candidate must attain a super-majority of 60% of the votes cast with a minimum of 30 affirmative votes. If a Club member cannot attend but would still like to participate in the Endorsement vote, please contact Mercy Mandelbaum at (619) 435-1911 or at ycrem613@gmail.com to request an Absentee ballot.

Also on the agenda will be our U.S. Congressional Representative, Scott Peters.  He will review some of his recent accomplishments and share his plans for the next legislative session.  There will be time for a few questions.

The meeting will be held on Saturday, January 23, 2016 at 11:00 AM in the Winn Room at the Coronado Public Library. Refreshments will be served beginning at 10:30AM.

For more information, please contact Jim Rosania at
(619) 435-1685 or
jimrosania@aol.com

When
January 23, 2016 11:00am – refreshments from 10:30am

Where
Winn Room at the Coronado Public Library

 

May 5 – Dan McAllister, San Diego County Treasurer & Tax Collector

The next meeting of the Coronado Democratic Club will be held on Tuesday, May 5 at 7:00 PM in the Winn Room of the Coronado Public Library. Dan McAllister, San Diego County Treasurer and Tax Collector, will be the guest speaker. Dan could not attend our January meeting, so it was re-scheduled for May 5th. Serving his fourth term in this position, Mr. McAllister is responsible for tax collection, banking, investment, disbursement and accountability of public funds. He has many topics to share, including San Diego’s current economic outlook, updates on the housing market and the impact of property taxes on our community.

In addition, the Club will discuss and possibly vote on some changes to our bylaws.

Please note that for this evening meeting, no refreshments will be served. As always, the meeting is free and open to the public. We look forward to seeing you there.


Dan_McAllisterDan McAllister

  • Re-elected to his third term in June 2010 by 78% of voters
  • Responsible for the collection of $4.6 billion in property taxes
  • His office manages $7 billion of County’s Investment Pool
  • As a member of the San Diego County Employees Retirement Association he manages investments of approximately $8.3 billion
  • Former chairman of the Board of the Convention Center Corporation
  • Chair of the San Diego Unified School District’s Special Audit and Finance Committee
  • Member of the Boards of Directors of the Jackie Robinson YMCA and Multiple Sclerosis Pacific South Coast Chapter
  • President of the Board of Mental Health America San Diego

Jan 10 – General Meeting – Dan McAllister, San Diego County Treasurer & Tax Collector

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The next meeting of the Coronado Democratic Club will be held on:

Saturday, January 10 at 11:00 am
Winn Room of the Coronado Public Library
Refreshments will be served beginning at 10:30am

We will kick off the New Year with an interesting and informative presentation by San Diego County Treasurer-Tax Collector Dan McAllister. Serving his fourth term in this position, Mr. McAllister is responsible for tax collection, banking, investment, disbursement and accountability of public funds. He has many topics to share, including San Diego’s current economic outlook, updates on the housing market, and what the amount of property tax collected means to your community.

We look forward to seeing you there.

As always, the meeting is free and open to the public.


Dan McAllister

  • Re-elected to his third term in June 2010 by 78% of voters
  • Responsible for the collection of $4.6 billion in property taxes
  • His office manages $7 billion of County’s Investment Pool
  • As a member of the San Diego County Employees Retirement Association manages investments approximately $8.3 billion
  • Former chairman of the Board of the Convention Center Corporation
  • Chair of the San Diego Unified School District’s Special Audit and Finance Committee
  • Member of the Boards of Directors of the Jackie Robinson YMCA and Multiple Sclerosis Pacific South Coast Chapter
  • President of the Board of Mental Health America San Diego