DWC December 21, 2020 Meeting
2:46AM Dec 22, 2020
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So I'm delaine? I have a question. We see. But let me see people have their hands up first, before I take prerogative to do that. I go, oh, let's see here. had somebody has their hand up the water, the water? Do you want to go first?
I wanna not particularly, but I'm willing to. Okay. All right. Okay, so um, I really appreciate everything you had to say. And one of the things that was interesting to me, were your ideas about kind of turning the light on, and I haven't all these backroom deals. My question is, who would you work with in order to make that happen? Are you planning to work with organizations work with clubs? How I mean, because I think there are a lot of people that want to see that happen. The question is, once you're in the position, what are some of your plans for making it happen? And then how can people at the club level support that?
Well, thank you for your question. lawanna. And let me just say, it's what I do. And it's how I lead. When I was Superintendent of Public Instruction, I went to all 58 counties, to visit schools. But many of you saw me, not just in rural, distant places, but I was all over San Diego. And I was in so many other communities in San Diego and Orange County, because in fact, I made it a point to learn by doing. So I will visit clubs, and I will visit county offices. And I will in fact, listen to your ideas. And I will choose your ideas. And by the way, I also want to make it better for everybody that we are working together, it's so much more fun to be part of a team than to have a few people in the backroom telling coming out and announcing what we're going to do best. Next, I think, honestly, you people who do the work every day to build the party in the communities know what we need to do. And that's what we need to have in the party's chair, not somebody in some ivory tower, but Sony who walks the walk and talks the talk and talks to all of you, and take your ideas and put some forward. And that's what I'll do.
Let's see. Let's see if we have any. I think we did have another is it Jason? My name is Justin, just just an aside. Thank you.
I'm not sure if you remember me, but we met in 2018 at the DC essayer convention, and you were one of the most approachable and wonderful people to talk to who is running for governor in my opinion. But I pressed you on affordable housing because I know that that tends to be you know, but I'm more involved in in the local scene tends to be typical conversation for electeds who are running to answer and a little bit of background about me is I was homeless as a child. And then when my grandma took me in, she was low income and we lived in section eight housing. So what is one thing that you'll do as party chair to make sure that every single democrat or as many democrats as possible are for protecting sexually in low income housing in the state of California because for me personally, I would have been homeless and I wouldn't have gotten to go to college and and you know, get a degree and pull myself out of poverty and into some sort of position. You know, visibility, had it not been for section eight housing giving me a roof over my head. So I wanted to know like, do you have any strategies to make sure that Democrats are on it? with protecting existing section eight housing vouchers and expanding affordable housing for low income Californians?
Excellent question, Justin. And you should know that when I was on this planning commission and then on the city council in Union City, I fought to preserve and protect and defend section eight housing. There were people that wanted us to go upscale and stop bringing in the the affordable housing And honestly, one of the things that I'm proudest of is that we did in fact, build a lot of affordable housing, including section eight housing. And I will do that all over the state. The fact is that every one of us is one. Tragedy one, accident, one illness away from real poverty, when you come from a blue collar working, my dad was a machinist, my mother was a dress clerk, I lived in a very modest circumstance, we did a little bit better than we might have, because my dad spent 20 years in the Navy. So he had a little extra money because he had a retirement. But I knew and had family members that lived very close to the line. And I will just say to everyone, I fought in the in Union City for mobile home rent control, because the people living in mobile homes tend to be the people that are poorest in a community that if they're not in section eight, and we had evil people that were doing things to try to really hose the mobile homeowners. And, by the way, that's still a problem all over the state. So yes, I will fight for affordable housing, including section eight, I'll fight for apartments of a fight, to have a big housing thrust on the part of our democratic party because we cannot. There's certain things you have to be for if you're a Democrat, or you shouldn't be a Democrat, education, obviously, I will always fight for education for all, but that has to include child development. It has to include full day mandatory kindergarten, it has to include affordable college, it has to include housing for everybody, starting with section eight, but moving all up all the way up to senior housing, and everything in between. and we have to fight. In fact, for our environment, you can have a clean environment and still be a prosperous state. But we cannot afford to allow the the really terrible fossil fuel industries to dominate our economy the way they have, and I will I will make sure that we don't allow oil wells next to schools and housing. Many states have stopped that California still hasn't. And of course, we had to stop fracking in the state of California. So yes, education. Yes. Housing and yes, environmental concerns. These are not contradictory or somehow competitive ideas.
Always. Always pick anally. Did you have a question? Always?
this is my first time meeting you and hearing you speak. My name is Elise Pipkin Allen. And I'm a resident of southeastern San Diego, District Four. And I would like to know a couple of things. What is your plan? Or do you have a plan for ensuring that your staff is going to be diverse and inclusive? What has your staffs look like in the past?
Ah, great question.
Yeah. And also, how do you feel about black lives matter?
black lives matter?
Oh, I'm a big, big, big believer that black lives matter has been a very important initiative in our country. And I really do believe that diversity is an is a wonderful enrichment. For our nation, we are lucky to have it. But we also have to make sure that we do the work that assures that every person has an opportunity for the future. So let me just say that each and every one of you walk the walk and talk the talk, look at my staffs. In the legislature, I always had a very diverse staff. And when I went to the Department of Education, someone said to me, oh, you have the department run by women? Well, it wasn't a department run by women, it was more than half of the leadership was female. But more than half of education is female. But it was also very diverse in terms of ethnicity, in terms of, we had people that had special needs, who in fact did the work. And for the first time, in fact, we made sure that California's Department of Education looked much more like education. So I actually went out into districts and hired people who'd been superintendents, assistant superintendents, counselors, nurses, had jobs, actually in the field, to come to Sacramento to help build policies that were based on real life experiences instead of intellectually interested folks who hadn't really done the work. So I i for the record, I have, I have had a history of standing up to those who tried to, in fact, reduce the support for special needs. For diversity for LGBTQ I had the first ever workforce task force to work on LGBTQ issues in education. I had death threats, the CHP had to send an officer to the building to help support our efforts. And we did the work, because it was the right thing to do.
Us, Samantha, I think you have your hand up.
Thank you. Um,
good evening, delaine. Good evening. My question is
We know that the Democratic Party has
secured itself as an American political institution, often on the backs of African American women. And what we're seeing now is a trend, I think, within the party where the younger generations of the African American community are losing interest in the party, because of, you know, some of the things you said, around, you know, backroom dealings, the failure of black people to be promoted into positions of power within the party, and
a lack of engagement with the younger generation of African Americans and I'm in this country. And what I'm wondering is what we do
seeing the party better engage younger black people, and bringing them along, in participating in the party, but also being moved into positions of leadership. Great question, Samantha. And you should know that I started in political life in Union City, which is a majority minority community. We do have, we had an amazing group of very diverse representatives on our Commission's and we work to make sure that the Commission's look like the community, in my life, I have worked very hard. I've supported every major initiative to create greater opportunity for not only poor children, but children of color. And I'm very, very, very proud of the work that department did to try to develop a new understanding of the kind of opportunities we needed to foster for diverse students. At the end of the day, if you know me, and you know, the people that work with me, they will tell you that we had a very diverse department, the first time in history, it was that diverse, even more so than when there had been a superintendent of color. Because I went out and sought these people out of school districts, who and I will tell you, I really worked hard to get people who'd had the experience in large urban areas and suburban areas and other Valley areas where they really brought the experience of real life, whether it was African Americans in in inner cities and or Latino farmworkers, children who were grown up and now teaching and whether it was children who had been in the Mission District in San Francisco or in Los Angeles or San Diego or Fresno, in minority communities. So I believe that if you look at the history, I don't just talk to talk I walked the walk, look at my Commission's they were the most diverse this this state had ever had. And I'm very proud of that, because they they gave better, richer recommendations, and we followed them.
Sarah Davis, Sarah, Sarah Davis.
Hi, sorry, I
was just doing
my daughter's hair for bed. But makes to me to delaine my name Sarah. I'm wondering what structures and rules changes that you would put into place to democratize the party and help us help help the grassroots hold our elected accountable to the promises they make when they're running and when they're asking for endorsement as a party? And
yeah, just the issue of holding the our elected officials accountable to actually moving forward that democratic party platform.
Well, thank you for the question. First, you should you know, you can look at my team right now, on my election effort for the party chair and you'll see but it's very diverse. It's got all sorts of wonderful people, some in local governments summon in various other capacities, but they look like the rainbow and they will, in fact reflect who we are. I will hire not only in the department, but I will go all over California. You know, what I've heard is there are yes changes happening in the valley and changes happening in suburbia, but also changes happening in bright red areas of California. As more people move out of Los Angeles and Orange County and San Diego into more rural and valley reaches out of San Francisco Bay Area up into the Gold Country, and along the north coast and into the Sierras, what you see is a very diverse group of people who want to be grassroots active. And sometimes they get there. And they're surprised that the party isn't paying much attention to those parts of the state. I'll pay attention to every part of the state, but I'll pay attention, especially to the grassroots of every part of the state. So let's be clear here, California, everybody's talking about how we're not growing very much right now, we are still growing a little bit and we are changing. And if we use our heads, some of the changes will mean very, very diverse populations in parts of the state that we used to think of red and white, not blue. And now we can, we can turn them blue, and we can turn them into the rainbow. And we can make sure that they are welcoming to Yes, our LGBTQ brothers and sisters, as well as to our very diverse racial and ethnic groups. We can do this in California, we can do it, but it has to happen soon. Too many people I've met tell me that they're moving into parts of the state where they don't even think the democrats are relevant. Democrats are relevant everywhere. And one of the other things I'll bring to this conversation is a commitment to building more opportunities for our brothers and sisters. In rural California, running for an N in suburban and urban California, running for non partisan races, for some reason, or too many people in the party, just dismiss that. That's the training ground. That's the bench. That's the minor leagues where we bring people to, by the way, major decision making, because the decisions made in your cities and school districts are very important. Cities in your county are extremely important. But the party has been sort of dismissing those people, I say, we're going to be all 58 counties, and all levels of government are going to have our attention.
Okay, so Sarah, is that and the answer to your question, you feel? I think Sarah was more accountability. But we were also that's something we're just rely on down here as accountability, Kenya. Um, did you want to ask? Um, yeah, thank you.
Yes, please. Thank you so much. And thank you so much for joining us this evening, you really just touched my heart, because I am someone that lives in the unincorporated part of town, where a large part of my area in the 71st assembly district or the 15th congressional district is rural communities. And we don't have a mayor City Council. I recently ran in our primary for County Board of Supervisors. And my question is, and the reason you touched my heart, people say women are electable in these areas, as well as women of color in areas like this are even more unelectable as our chair, what would you say? Because I'm so happy having the support of clubs like this and others, we were able to get over 45,000 votes and only 4% behind. But I heard you say no democrat would be left behind. So what would you do? Tell us a little more about what you would do to support those that live out here that I do that have been not as not included as match, but also our community, unfortunately, is pretty weird. Are you read as part of the county in San Diego anyway? Well,
let me just say thank you for running and what my goal is to reward people for representing the grassroots of this party in the state and not the wealthy, special interests. And if we can really connect with those people who live in regular neighborhoods, and yeah, they might be senior citizen housing, it might be mobile, home parks, they might be apartment buildings, or they might be you know, regular houses. But nonetheless, All the more, we need to pay attention to every corner of California, it isn't just the traditionally urban or suburban blue parts of the state we need to worry about. Every single person California deserves our representation. And if we do a better job of going into suburban and rural parts of the state, with a real compassionate message and attention to the detail of life, in our times, whether it's health equity and or social justice, and or education, we will in fact, win over more people. And that's really what's important. Yes, the grassroots are who we are not the wealthy, special interests. And I know wealthy people that have great hearts and souls and care about things. They're Democrats, but a lot of wealthy people don't have any heart or any soul and they're just looking for profit. And right now, it's so ironic the nation is in this terrible recession that the stock market stuff. So you know, we got to give people a voice, we got to do it in in San Diego, as well as in suburbia as well as in rural remote reaches of our state. And, you know, I thank you for running because, in fact, you know, the, the, when you look at some of these races, they sell us red, while the loss of four percentage points is a really close race. And, you know, if we use our brains, and we do a better job of identifying and registering people to vote and getting them out to vote 4% means essentially, you switch 2%, from one side to the other, do the math, you know, and so we have an opportunity, and we actually have had some victories. But it means that the party has to be nimble, it can't just go back to the places we've always won in and maybe one or two new little areas we've won in the last two years, four years, it needs to be thinking broadly all the time about representing every single person, not the big money, special interests, who may own big oil wells in some rural areas. And therefore, don't worry about whether we're pumping oil next door to a school. You know, there are other states that don't let you know, well next to a school or next to our house. But in California, we actually actually compromise the health and safety of a lot of people in rural communities, because we haven't stood up for him. So let's create an ethic. Or we reward real people who do hard work, not special interests who make a lot of money.
Um, let's see. Oh, Laurie is really we got to keep our eye on the clock. Laurie, you're next. This is Lori's gonna I'm sorry, Angela. I'm sorry. Rose is gonna be the last person. Laurie, do you want to say what you said in the chat? Yes, I'd
like to make a motion that as well.
Can you state the other stuff, too about about the other stuff to show?
Let me scroll back up. Where did I put that in here. So for folks who are asking about Dylan's commitment to civil rights and human rights, she stood up against Pete Wilson, when prop 187 passed, she made sure they didn't implement those anti immigrant actions that that they were trying to do. And I think you can say that delay. I think they were threatened with a lawsuit. Because of your refusal to implement that. I mean, you've got backbone. You've got courage. You've got skills, you've got smarts, and I'm just thrilled that you're running for state party chair because we need you in that position. So Susan is sufficient Now may I make the motion?
Okay, that's sufficient. Doug. Doug. Casey still on, Doug. Doug, are you still here? He's not we're gonna sneak something on. Okay, right. Okay, so Doug, this is a position right. This is not an endorsement, correct?
Yeah, this is not a endorsement for public office. Like it's kind of public, but it's not the same as elected. Publicly like,
I was right. Okay. JOHN has been having a discussion behind you. Okay, go ahead. Laurie. Go for it. All right. So
I move that the democratic Women's Club of San Diego County support delaine Easton for California democratic party chair
and we had a second was it Jen French? Yes. Jen franchise. Okay. Um, for those members of of our club that do not know I'm Laurie was a three term assembly woman in the California assembly. So she she had worked with delay in Okay, so we have a second and I'm going to restate what the motion is. The motion is that the San Diego County democratic woman's club support delaine easterns delaine Easton, for Chair of the California Democratic Party. I think Laurie in her statement where she restated the chat, stated why she was making the her position why she was making the motion. Do we have any other discussion? Do I hear any discussion? Do I hear discussion? All right. I am going to call the vote. Everyone if you would go to your participant tab and open it up. You will see you'll see a you'll see the Yes. And the you'll see the No. All those in favor. I'm gonna lower your hand. Angela would have loved to ask. I'll give you a chance and another another time. All those in favor, please. Hit the Yes. The green check. Of course, only if you're a voting member, and you will know if you're a voting member, because there will be a V by your name in the participants tab. So if you're a guest, please do not. Please do not vote. As everyone had a chance to vote yes. All right. I'm going to that's 2022 I'm going to lower I'm gonna lower the yeses. And then everyone who wants to vote no. Please hit the red X.
Okay, it's unanimous. Okay, guys. All right. delaine, thank you. We, we now endorsed your your race, and we're really happy. And we wish you every luck in the world against labor against all those forces that we all know are going to be against you. So we're, well, we'll talk we'll chat later about what we can do to help you.
Alright, very special. Thank you to Laurie and to all of you for your support. I will tell you that. When I oppose prop 187, Pete Wilson threatened to have me recalled from office. And there were people who stood with me. And we beat him in court. And we beat him later on to other initiatives that want to have the voters ventually overturn. So we're on the side of the angels together. And I thank you all, Laurie, thank you, specially I appreciate everybody, though. onward.
Thank you. Thank you, Joe. If you can't stick around, we we might have some candidates later. He's gonna have some other questions to ask you. That we had some conversations so he could stick around. You can just turn off your if you want. Just turn off your video if you want to go eat dinner or something, whatever. But if you just keep the sound on that would be if you can that you're welcome to do that. We would love to have you. Um, but our next Our next guest is Barbara Bree and Barbara Bree is former city council, a woman for district one. And I I put a lot of information in the newsletter that went out. So I am not going to take any more time. And I'm gonna turn this right over to Barbara. Thank you, Barbara. Welcome.
Thank you, Susan. And it's great to see everybody tonight on zoom. Um, it's actually very fitting that I speak after delaine. And it was very interesting to hear her speak about backroom politics in the debt in the Democratic Party. And on Thursday, December 10, at the City Council meeting of the New City Council, we clearly saw backroom politics in the forefront, as Jennifer Campbell was elected Council President over the more qualified Monica Montgomery staff who and both of them had been my colleagues. For the last two years. I actually pre COVID sat next to Jennifer before we all worked remotely, and I was very moved the next morning to wake up and speak out. about this, that the special interests in this town, remember, these are two democratic women but sort of night and day between the two of them in terms of one, Monica being a strong, independent woman who would ask tough questions, and represent the residents of our city really well. And the other candidate being someone who was handpicked by the special interests. And I will say one of the special interests was organized labor, not the members, but some of the leaders. Some of the business lobbyists in town, and Police Officers Association, because we all know Monica was a leader in getting measure be on the ballot, which has, which passed overwhelmingly and created the Independent Police Review Commission, and it passed, and it will be up to this council and Mayor to make it go into effect and do the job it
was supposed to do. So I was moved to speak out
the next day about what had happened. And now the mainstream media is writing about it. There was already an effort to recall Jennifer Campbell in her council district and one of the leaders of that effort. Kathy jolly is here tonight. She lives in district two in crownpoint. Acacia Clarke is involved with the effort she lives in crownpoint also, and there was already a movement among the community leaders because Jennifer has not been responsive to her community. But the media didn't take it seriously and didn't write about it until I stood up and said it's real. It's happening. So I'm, I'm not the leader of this group chaos. I said I was the leader. I am not the leader. I was just moved to speak out. I'm involved with the effort, because I saw it as clearly the backroom special interests in this town across the political aisle, trying to run City Hall. So Kathy and Acacia are also here tonight, and I'm happy to answer any questions. There is a website called recall, Jen calm. In the last week, several 100 people have signed up on this website, the timeline for the organizers is to file what's called a petition around mid January, that starts a clock of 120 days, during which they need to collect about 15 valid signatures from district to resident district to registered voters. So they probably need to collect 20,000 um, and Acacia and Kathy are also here tonight, if there are any questions I can answer.
It looks like we have a question from Rob Howard.
Yeah. Hey, Robert, good to see you glad you made it out. I just wanted to moreso make a clarification for something that I hear when we talk about labor. And we talk about the stuff that that the backroom deals and the support, that I want to make sure that we as a club, understand. There are leaders in labor, who do not agree with something that the other leaders are doing. There are different groups that are representing both individuals in the community, both hotel workers, both domestic workers, but security officers. And so so I would just ask for the point of understanding amongst our members that when I say labor, it's one swath and I think it would be inappropriate to believe that all labor because if you will watch and listen to that 10 hours of testimony. There were longer leaders who testified as well, in support of counsel number among staff. And so so that's just my point. The other two, the question is, how do we
forward some backroom deals in the city, you having spent time there since setting some some shedding some sunlight on it, so that the grass roots tech connect with those leaders that want to make it happen?
Yeah. So I think that's why it's so thank you for clarifying that. Rob. Actually, I do know that one of the maberly major labor organizations took a vote of its members, the members voted overwhelmingly to support Monica. But some of the leaders were very lukewarm about that. And there are many different labor unions. They were not all in agreement over the effort to support Jen to the extent that happened. But I think one of the things that was most disappointing to me was in the morning, I watched the new council members particularly three New Democrats, Marni in district five role in district seven Steven Woodburn in district three, talk about putting people over politics and then just a few hours later to See that clearly they were a tool of the Police Officers Association and some other special interest in this town. It was very, very discouraging. But I think the recall effort is very important to, to, to show that residents will not put up with this. And Jen was already not responsive to her district out. I think I'd like to invite Kathy jolly, who is one of the leaders Kathy lives in crownpoint. She's lived there for 19 years, she's headed up the Pacific Beach Town Council. She's been named the honorary mayor of Pacific Beach all several times.
So Kathy, I'm putting you on the spot.
Okay, I'm unmuted.
I'll be very brief. We've had a history with Dr. Jenn. And it's it's been dismal. But I'm going to give you just a little picture. We got word sort of on the street that she was working on compromise. And so folks in Pacific Beach pleaded with her to take a meeting with us. We've been working on this issue for over a decade. And we have a lot of knowledge. So we asked, we pleaded And finally, Jordan, being one of her reps contacted me and said we'd love to do a meeting between you some other Pacific Beach leaders and the council member. And they gave us an hour. And so we spent the hour asking questions. Who are you working with? Who's writing the ordinance? Are you working with with the city attorney? What are you going to carve out Mission Beach and they told us repeatedly over and over and over again, we're not that far, we've just started this process. We're not there yet. We just we're just here to listen. Well, five days, okay.
And I'm ready.
Five days after that meeting, she had a press conference announcing her compromising mlu the mru that we met to discuss with her had been signed the day before our meeting. This is what's going on in D two and and I plead for all of you. We need city wide support. The lack of leadership that we are feeling and D two is what you're going to feel with City Council if she remains president. Thanks, Barbara. Okay,
so there's a website recall Jen calm you can sign up there. The organizers are meeting regularly putting together a campaign plan they will have professional assistance. But at the same time, there is the other side. And now because I spoke out last week, it's out in the open voice of San Diego wrote that there was a meeting among many of the lobbyists, including Chris wall of pimelodus, Gemma gaffer, I'm Dan Ratan strike to plan an anti Gen recall effort. So I mean, this is this is a very high stakes effort to show whether the people are going to run our city or whether the special interests are going to run our city.
If it's okay, Barbara, may I speak and second, your concerns about the leadership in district two? My husband and I are residents of District two and we are also supporting the recall of Dr. Campbell. We are supporting the effort because we did not think that the residents of District two are receiving adequate representation from Councilmember Campbell. Specifically, we think that she is selling out the residents of District two by signing a memorandum of understanding with Expedia allowing for short term Vacation Rentals in the residential areas and then going out and asking the community for inputs after the memorandum was already assigned. Kathy's experience was the same as myself and another planning group member. We were meet we were asked to meet with the council member on June 26. And she had already signed the memorandum of understanding on the 24th. So again, this was happening even as several local community groups and planning boards were opposed to this proposal. And additionally, Councilmember Campbell has campaigned against short term Vacation Rentals before she was elected. And after she was a lot good. She changed course supporting the short term Vacation Rentals despite the fact that our city is in the grips of an affordable housing crisis and freeing up over 14,000 properties would help mitigate our affordable housing crisis quite substantially. And then finally, you know, we see she's got the support for measure E. And even though after the vote, you can see that all of the residents on the peninsula a majority of them did oppose that measure to remove the 30 foot rule from the Midway district. She again took this position after special interest groups donated over $200,000 to the yes on measure II campaign. So again, we have a council member who is campaigning in support of preserving before she's elected. And then now after she gets elected, she's in support of removing the 30 foot role, which again is making us wonder which neighborhood and community is next on
And then finally, council member claims to be an environmentalist, but again voted against the rewilding of Mission Bay, despite overwhelming support to rewild Mission Bay by local groups. She has yet to support any meaningful legislation in support of environmental issues or environment.
I'm sorry, I'm sorry, Mandy. Um, I had I had to I we have members also, and your guests. I have never seen hands have been up and we've got, I've got to keep control of the time. And I really apologize. Sure. I apologize. I
don't want to take over your time. I do appreciate it.
Thank you. Thank you. Thank you, Mandy. I really Okay. Thanks for your understanding. I'm Shane. I'm Jane. Carly. I'm I move that the
club take a position of support for the recall. And yes, I've seen the chat. And unless somebody can pull the bylaws that says this is out of order, then I'm sure somebody's gonna say.
All right. I die. Do you? I didn't hear that. Seamus made a No, no. Okay. Shame state state it loudly turn your sound up shame.
I move that the club take a position of support for the recall effort
of Jen Campbell.
council member jen gamble. dr. john Campbell. Second.
Seconded that. Who seconded it. Okay, Bob, I know you're in November. Um, Doug, did you want to state your state your account? No, no, no, no.
Can somebody pull the bylaws, this isn't like Doug case gets to decide everything at every club meeting. Like if somebody can pull the bylaws and prove that this is out of order, that's fine. Otherwise, all he's doing is arguing what he thinks should happen.
Right. His position is a position as far as I'm concerned. It's, it's not an endorsement of a candidate. You get to decide club position. And that's, it's the same as to me it's the same as taking a position on on any other thing. So I'm
the chair on the board. I, okay.
You have to be recognized by the chair. You can't just unmute and tell every club how to run.
Okay, I'm gonna let him state his case.
Shane, you don't have to be recognized by the chair to make a point of order. Okay,
yes, you? Oh, my Okay. Okay. Shane, Shane XP. All right. Okay. You
want to read Robert's Rules of Order? You can you can.
Same point of order to interrupt debate.
Okay, fine. I'm gonna mute both of you. And I'm really sorry.
To say I'm make a point of order soon.
I have a right to make a point of order.
Okay. Make it Don't argue with Shane. Okay, how
was it? I was making a point of order to your ruling. I believe that requires notice, because it is voting on something that is going to be on the ballot if it passed, if the recall is successful. And I think even though it may or may not address the issue of
he's arguing, this is now debate this
shame or shame, shame, shame, shame, I'm going to meet you. Okay, because I can't control.
I would interpret the bylaws regarding endorsements that this would be similar to an endorsement in require. Notice, and I think it'd be more appropriate to notice it and place it on the meeting on the agenda for your next meeting in January.
Okay. All right. Thank you, Doug. Thank you. you expressed your opinion, and I think it's a position. I do not think it's an endorsement. So the chair rules that this is in order. And and so let's see, we have a who seconded you have Shahada.
Okay. He had seconded it. Okay. The motion was to do escape this the motion was to support the recall of Jennifer Campbell. Um, is that is that in my understanding, Shane made that motion is that correct? Shane? Yes, that's correct. Okay. All right. So you've made the motion change. Do you want to speak to it? Yes. I'd
like to speak to it. Um, in addition to all the things that have been previously said so far tonight, I just want to say that we the people dumb club immediately took a position we are supporting the recall and link for it in the chat if you'd like to sign up there, or you can go to the website that Barbara has shared. Um, and there's I just want to put this out there. Now there's this interesting talking point. I keep hearing that there, that it's a bunch of white women and it's just white women supporting this recall, we put that the way that people dumb club put that link out to support the recall. And there are not white women from all over the city and the county who are supporting this because they are so incensed at what they saw go down at the City Council meeting. That is a separate issue than the fact that she is already being recalled for a bunch of very valid reasons. We the People originally took endorse, we did endorse dr. john Campbell, when she was running and we did so with a bit of trepidation. Part of our interview with her was asking specifically about her really condescending, rude and uninformed comments she had previously made about homeless people. And we now regret that we endorsed her because she has been extremely problematic. She and a council meeting tried to basically say like, she talked with the convention center delegates, and they were like crying almost. And she was like, we should put the COVID people here. She said, she blatantly disregarded CDC regular recommendation. So yes, that's it. You got to give me a timer. I'm
sorry, Susan. I didn't.
I didn't know what the time was. And I know, I know we I've got a time limit on the meeting tonight. All right. Is there any further discussion? Do we have any further discussion on this? I am. Laura, you're asking to speak but your hands not raised? Oh, oh, yes. Let me see. Yeah, it is. Okay. All right. Thank you. And then we dad. Okay. So
I just want to verify, well, I just want to affirm we are supporting a position, not a candidate. And that's something that is going to be important to do down the road if and when the signatures are collected. And the recall is put on the ballot. So those are two separate steps. And I think this is completely in order. The other thing is I've been in several meetings regarding this. This is a very diverse coalition of people from all around the city who are taking this on. And, you know, Jen is not a confident speaker, she is not well prepared. I think she will make mistakes. And we just need to let get out of her way and let her continue to make them. So I would encourage everyone to vote in support of this recall effort. She is not the best person for this job.
All right, we Dad, you're next. And then loxy. And then and then I think that's enough discussion. We doubt.
Yes. Hi. I wrote my my comment, and that is I'm thinking for the future. We need to be able to raise significant funds to support an alternate candidates. In the case of Mark Newberg, who will run from San Diego city attorney campaign. In four years, we we need to solve the problems, the money problems and politics citizen united. So I think publicly funded campaigns would really level the playing field for candidates. And perhaps some smart voting reforms, like ranked choice voting, for example. That's something I am not surprised that that council members did not vote for Monica, because, like we all know, it was set behind the scenes. And that is unacceptable. And we should not only call Jennifer Campbell, we should be called Steven wolfberg. Which we have campaigns.
We're focusing on one thing at a time where Yeah,
I know. Thank you. Thank
Okay, so, is there anybody who's gonna who wants to speak against this motion? I'd like to have someone else who could you raise your hand if you're going to speak against it? I'm looking. Okay, Mary. Um, I see Mary is a, um, let's see. Mary, you're a guest. And loxy you're a guest so you don't have a vote. I'm not a member. I've I've watched. Hold on, hold on, hold on. Hold on. Hold on. Oh, Lexi. I apologize. And Mary, I apologize. For some reason. I saw it wrong. Okay, so you're both numbers. Okay. So, um, Mary, you want to speak first and then loxy? I apologize. No, no
worries, Susan. It's
no worries. Um, uh, I just I you know, I just think it's too soon to do this. I think I understand that she's been a council member for her past
And now she's been voted president of the Council. I don't know. I would like to know from the folks who want to get her out, what is the danger of letting her stay for a while and try to fit her new role? And so it's not a complete endorsement of, of keeping her in and not doing this. But I will vote no on this because I think it's too soon.
Okay. All right. And loxy was that anybody else?
Foxy muted. Speaking in an affirmation of the recall.
Okay. All right. All right. Any? Go ahead.
Oh, okay. I just wanted I know, I didn't love it. But I'm just I am a, I am a third generation district to member. And, and I am have had my struggles with Dr. Jenn. For a long time, these the struggles that a lot of us have in district two, don't just be in an end with short term vacation rentals, or it's been her tone. It's been her lack of presence, and her unwillingness to look at things and make any motion. And so a lot of us that live here have felt disenchanted by her leadership and quite frankly, offended by her leadership. And so moving forward, we want to move forward and have do to not just be a place that has no representation, we want to be a part of the conversations that are just leading to an abundance of racism and waste in our city.
Thank you. Thank you. So I'm in a Anyway, I'm in Detroit resident also. And so as john and i have to say we do feel unrepresented, totally unrepresented. Is there anyone who else besides Barry, who wants to speak against this? Right, not hearing that and not hearing anyone raising your hand? I don't see anything. So I'm going to call the vote. If you go back to your participant tab. And we're going to do it the same way if I can get my did come up. Okay. All of those in favor of voting yes. to support a recall for Jen Campbell, please. Hit the green button. The green. Yes. checkmark.
Voting. Has everyone voted? Okay, anymore. Everyone's voted. All right. So that passed with 24 yeses and one No. All right. So we have support for that. That's it's Barbara still here. Yes.
I'm a member of the club too. So I voted. Yes. Yes, I know. Thank you, Barbara. Thank you. I said I'm going to thank you so much, Barbara, I really appreciate that. And I'm going to turn Sam, are you still here? Sam Harris, your piece
will have as not that it had any merit, but I'm not sure that everyone is in the mood to hear it
right now. Okay, well,
it kind of it ruins the whole last 10 minutes. Um,
wait a minute. So Sam, Sam ran for city council in Santee of all places. And she came within five votes of winning, which is amazing. So we're going to, I'm going to turn the floor over to all Sam. And Sam, we're running so far behind. I am going to kind of give you a little bit less time. I'm going to give you about two minutes. So that includes question the answer.
That's That's fine. Honestly, and I will make this as brief as possible. And I started going to follow up on two things, a lot of what delaine said, but also what can you said about the challenge of running an election in a completely
overwhelmingly red neighborhood or area, it was much more of a challenge than I ever anticipated it
And I can say, in in all transparency, I don't think I was initially well prepared for it. But it did result in a situation where I learned an awful lot about myself, and about my community, and about things that I hope we can sincerely take to heart, and maybe begin changing through this club. And I'm, again, I regret that dealing was not able to stay on the call, because I did have some questions for her. But, and Kenny, I'd love to have you be part of this conversation, because
you know, what
is, is very much like, but,
campaigns are challenging to begin with.
for any of you who have been a first time candidate, and those of you who've been candidates have done it at least once. Um,
um, you know, I've had people come to me and say, Oh, you ran such a perfectly wonderful campaign. I have to be honest, it was a terrible campaign,
by the seat of our pants, and several folks on on the
call right now probably got
daily calls for me in a state of panic,
about how to best
represent the values that we all share as Democrats values that are interwoven in every part of our life, not just politically, but the way in which we live and breathe every moment of our life, it was challenging to try to bring that to a community where the republicans outnumber me, well over two to one.
I believe that the reason I really do believe the reason that I was able to get as close as I did, and I consider it a victory, for that reason, is because the only thing left for me to do was to listen to what the people wanted to make, to make and have as many conversations with the community as possible. And to try and approach them a little bit less than as an outspoken Democrat, and more as a person who had a heartfelt intentions to be a good public servant. And there were three one of the things I just wanted to share both for sentimentality and, and anything else that might provide. There were three quotes that I used at different times during my campaign to keep me going.
The first one is is very sentimental, and a quote that many of you have probably taken to heart but possibly in different form. And it was staying vulnerable is a risk we have to take if we want to experience connection. I was very afraid of my Republican opponents because in Santee, we also have a group of Republican opponents
that are well known as the defenders of East County.
they are not at all sympathetic to our values as a Democrat, and they are not sympathetic to my values for any supportive Black Lives Matter. And their belief centers around and their activity centers around the belief in white supremacy, which is not negotiable. There is no common ground with people like that. So I attempted to persevere as best I could in that particular
The second part I want him to share with you was about midway through the campaign, when after being called a fair number of names and female anatomical parts included. I was attempting to try and not become rattled, not be overcome by the drama, The drama and the the fear of some of these individuals. And someone brought up a quote to me, which
I hope you find is amusing
and not vulgar, but it says don't try to win over the haters. You are not the jackass whisperer. That was very true and there was nothing I could do about the people who will post me not The beginning nor even really, at the end. But it was important for me to try and take the high road because every morning, I had to look at myself in the mirror. And I had to account for who I was, particularly to the people that I respect, which is this club in particular. And so I might have my manners to the degree that I could, but I never stopped speaking the truth. Um, and then my third quote that I just wanted to mention, and this was the one that I would really like Kenya's input on. And I'm sorry that delaine is not here, because it is both a quote and a request. And it's Do what you can with what you have, where you are. And the reason that that's important to me, and I, I do hope Kenya, that you can relate to that as well, because it was very challenging. And it's been very challenging for our delegates and our candidates in East County to feel as if they belong, belong to the clubs belong to the party. And I would like to, I would like to request this of delaine as the chairperson, and I'm guess I'm just going to have to email her. But I'd like to request for the club's consideration, that perhaps we can use some of our club time helping to groom candidates helping to groom each other. And perhaps we might then not only help people who are running in East
are striving to do our best, but at the same time, perhaps this might be a way for us to get to know, the candidates we do endorse at a different level and a different dimension. Because even though I'm no longer in the county, I certainly share the shock and the disappointment, and what's happening in the city right now because I've lived in the city for decades. And I was quite surprised by Marnie and roll and Stephens
votes on the council.
It was not what I expected.
I was disappointed to see Jen,
Dr. Jin underperform in what
I feel is a privilege to be a council member in district two. And I'm just looking for ways,
woman to woman
and I know we have some wonderful men in this group. So I don't want to just
discount you as well.
But how do we go about helping women
who may not be able to get into a merge who may not be able to benefit from Emily's list or other
types of training programs?
How can we make that local
and run women run was
a wonderful organization that once I moved to the county side, I did not pay as much attention to but I know that some of the first courses I ever checked,
through run women run,
um, gatherings in person gatherings. So I would like to do more. I would like to be accountable to more
No matter where you're running, no matter
who you are.
If you're a Democrat, if you're willing to be a transparent,
inclusive leader. I would like to find ways that we can get more women encouraged in these kinds of wonderful boot camp. I see somebody Jen just put something up run women run has
a boot camp
running for office. I remember taking that a while back.
But I really
I really like to see more than what I experienced or the little bit that I was able to experience. And I'd like to know from Kenya, what some of this maybe stumbling blocks were for her as well in East County because it's so hard to win against
republicans in a really, really red area.
Thank you, Sam. I
think you really touched basis on almost all of it. And I know we're on a time crunch but in less than 15 seconds. I think it's important to continue to have the great support that we had from clubs like This promoting women candidates and other great candidates, but also making sure that the party doesn't ignore women, make sure nobody is left behind. Like delaine just said, Democrats can't be left behind. And the East County can never be forgotten, we matter to. And so it's important for our central committee members, our area caucus is to make sure that we're not leaving any body out. And never again, when we talk to the media, should we say we're not worried about certain areas, because we all matter, and every vote counts, and everybody should be included. But thank you, Sam, you really did a marvelous job.
Thanks. Thanks, Sam. Thank you, I really was inspired by what you just said. And I think that that's a would be an interesting direction for this club to, to take to. And I am hoping that's what that were. That's the next point that got this club is going to go off into where we really start to nurture women running for office. I think I'm excited about the possibilities. Because we have such a strong club now. And we have so many talented members in so many great people. Thank you, Sam. Thank you.
I'm gonna I'm gonna move on not getting a lot of time. Any time for Sanford questions. I would like to turn the meeting over now to resident resident is she is the chair of our nominating committee and she is going to be giving a report on that. And then she is chair of the bylaws. So she said just a brief report on what they're doing. And then she's going to go right into her Treasurer's Report. And then we have when she gets into our Treasury part, we have some we have our Sella Nunez Alvarez, who's requested a little bit of time, right after resume talks.
let me do the bylaws. First, there's a group of women and women that are working on the bylaws, and we are doing a revision on them. And we should have them finished by way before the next meeting in January. So an email go out to everyone so they can take a look at it. We've changed quite a few things on it. The bylaws were great the way they were but but as, as the club changes, we need to change those bylaws. So therefore, we looked at it at x, we've had several meetings, we've discussed it, and it's just about done. So it was it was a lot of work. But I'm glad that we did it. Now to the nominating committee since our bylaws are going to be changing. I was the only person on the nominating committee, it would have been great to have other members join me on that committee. But I have reached out to certain members and asked them if they would like to, at some time run for office. Since the bylaws are going to change how what responsibilities and the duties of eat how much math responsibilities and the duties of each member of the eboard is. Therefore I think it's going to take individuals to look at the bylaws to see what they may or may not want to run for. So that's that's that. Then I go into my Treasurer meeting real quickly. We have only $1,670.71 at the beginning of the year, we had over $7,000
we have given away a lot of we make donations to candidates, we make donations to charitable organizations. Junk Can I share? Is that a way I can share? Let me see if I can share this Hold on a second.
No, that's not what I want to do. See?
While you're figuring that out, can I just say one thing that that the philosophy of this club is not to hoard money. And lastly, exactly, to share it to share money among among other women's groups that were a small amount makes a big difference.
There we go. share this with you And if we go over here, this is 2020. It's look at the donations that we have made for organization from the western service workers, which was an organization that helps out these individuals that are low paying, they work in the hospitality business, Casa Cornelia, which helps with immigration. She was born that's another wonderful organization. San Diego for every child. The committee of San Diego. for justice Roosevelt honors. Sam. We help a candidate Sam, we helped Elizabeth Tiffany. To go down here we we gave to Amar and Tara, and the National Police accountability project, we contributed to Kate campaign. We did fair fight, which is helping the GA did a toy drive. And the San Diego Food Bank we gave 500. To that this is the total that we have given this year. $7,782 I think we should all be proud of this was a it was a wonderful way to take the membership dues and put it into very wonderful organizations.
that's it for me. Oh, as anybody has any questions about the membership, just let me know. And text me, I'll put my number in the chat and I'll look it up for you. Thank you.
Are Sela Are you still here are selling Munoz Alvarez is is one of the organizations that we that we gave money to our seller, you. You wanted to talk about that. I'll give you a few minutes or so
that that was that's great. Yes. And I'm here. Can you hear
me? Okay. If you can speak louder, that would be good.
Okay. All right. So thank you so much to everyone. I just wanted to, to share with you and let you know that wouldn't even see that before Laurie was one of the direct beneficiaries of your generosity and your commitment to invest in civic and political education. I can upsell antonius Alvarez. I am part of a team. We work and the North region of the county very similar political situation as what we've been hearing from our sisters and brothers out in the East County. The north county region has been a historic hub for k k k activity going back decades. That's what we're up against in North County. And I wanted to share with you how your contribution made an investment and the work that we are doing. Like I said, I'm part of a team. And I believe some of our team members are on the call tonight including council member mighty Nunez, who also happens to be my sister. We do a lot of collaborative work. But I wanted to let you know that for only webscale popolari. It was also a very busy year. We dedicated a lot of our time to census education, making sure that hardest account members of our community felt safe and had the support they needed to participate in the 2020 census. In San Marcos alone, we far exceeded and actually had the largest voter turnout compared to 10 years ago in the entire county. So we actually made some history along the way. And then as we were preparing, of course we'll go deep into our political education. We are very interested in building people power for us. It is about organizing and making sure particularly in communities that have felt disengaged and have been left behind for so many years that we are able to Walk with our brothers and sisters. They might be new citizens, they might be immigrants, they might speak a different language, they might be the first in their families to register to vote. So for us, our approach has really been working out in the community at the grassroots level with youth, with grandparents with parents, talking about knowing your rights, knowing our civic and political rights, walk in with community COVID certainly changed a lot of the work that we were doing, and we had to pivot and really shift. But I wanted again, to just let you all know that whenever I see that purple light is very committed to continuing to do this work, laying the groundwork, we evaluate candidates, you know, we want to make sure that we are getting behind folks who truly represent our community, who are responsive to our community who take the time to come and to get to know who we are, even if they don't speak Spanish, even if they have never been to little TJ, you know, we want them to be able to come and talk to us back to the families. So one of the other activities that proved
essential, especially this year, was that it was the first year that we were able to organize an election defender team, we trained about 50 community members that ended up being out in the community during the four day seven person elections, we had patrolling, we had assistance at each of the polling locations. And we're able to document the presence of Trump supporters coming in and harassing people of color, you know, that we're trying to vote. So we wanted to be there just to make sure that every person that showed up in person was able to vote safely and freely. So we're going to continue to do that. And we want to collaborate with you. And with any other organizations, particularly in North County, to make sure that we start our civic education early in preparation for the next two years. We are again working in North County, this is a county, part of the county that so many times gets left behind is ignored, even though we have such an important voter base here. And pi your community communities that have never even had their doors knocked done. So we want to get to doing some of that work right away. Maria, did you want to add anything? Before we go? On?
I just want to say noches. Good evening,
Thank you for the support. I know you're short on time, but I did want to give a chance to acknowledge the opportunity and the support. So thank
you. Thank you. Thank you both. Thank you. And thanks. Thanks for selling. Thanks for you. It's good to see you guys. Again. It's been it's been a while since a long time. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you, either. Okay, so. So one of the things I think that Roosevelt, I was supposed to ask. You're going to be meeting a new president next year. Is there any I know that there were some candidates, some people that were interested in running? Is there anyone who wants who's prepared at this time to? You guys are going to have an election in January? So is there anyone who wants to step forward at this time and have about two minutes? Can you is that your hands raised? Yes, it is. Make your case. Okay, their floor is yours. So thank
you so much for your support. Again, when I ran for County Board of Supervisors. As I mentioned earlier, we were only 4% behind. But it's important for women going forward to never be left out. It's also important for women of color to never again be left out. I'm running for the 73rd assembly district because I matter you matter. Like
right now, Kenya We're for president of this club. I'm
sorry, you read.
You would be wonderful. Northern assembly district yet we're not right there on the agenda. Okay, yeah. poly poly counts.
you have to your hand is raised. Did you have something to say poly? You know, I'm sorry.
I thought I jumped the gun too. And I thought we were talking Aiden right now, so not yet.
Not yet. Not yet. Okay, the water the water? Do you want to? Are you putting your hat in the ring?
The last meeting, I put my hat in the ring. And I am just letting you know, I'm not taking it out. I think that this is a very important club. And I like to think that I have some skills and experience that could be additive. And I would love to collaborate and work with the team. I remember telling you early on when I first started attending club meetings last year that this was like the most organized and well run club I had ever been to. So I'd love to be a part of helping to build on what you've already put in places.
Well, great, then we've got I know that there's another person who's got her hand raised. And and that's our vice president. Rebecca feeling like this is, you know, this club cannot it's going to get so much better. It is absolutely going to be dynamite. Okay, back to the floor is yours. Well,
I just want to say that last time, I did have in hot a little bit, but I'm very much pulling my hat out of the ring. And I think lawanna would be fabulous. So I'm definitely not running for president. I'm a little busy with some other stuff right now. But
I think I will do a great job.
All right. So
okay, so is it that enhance what somebody's saying something Mary? No,
it's Rosemount. I was gonna say that, in redoing the bylaws, we kind of divided the responsibilities and the duties of the wonderful job that you have done for so many years. That it might be if somebody looks at it, when we finish it, and it's almost done. And they look at it, they might be in a better position to say yes to some of the positions that we've done. So take a moment, give us time to finish up these bylaws. Once we get them they have to be submitted to the club members by when is it three weeks prior to the next meeting? I think it's something like that 1314 days, like 14 days. So once you get the the members of be emailed the revision of these bylaws, and then at that point, Please, everybody take a moment look at them. And there might be something there that you might be very interested in. Okay.
All right. So I you're still here. Oh, wait a minute. Somebody. Okay. Mary, you have in your hand raised?
Yeah, yeah. Hi. Um, I was just wondering, What what? Beyond president are you? Are we conducting for elections for other officers at this point in time?
I think our secretary is staying. And I'm Treasurer staying. So we have a Becca is a vice president. So she's, she's staying if she's staying, then we do. I think that I think Rama is going to have is Rama is just too busy. So we will have a VP position. Now, because I haven't seen this written down or like, where
exactly you guys were at in terms of leadership shifts
and stuff, you know,
learning once you get once once we send out the emails for the bylaws, then you'll have a better idea. So give us a chance to complete them. They're almost done. And once it's done, I you know, you can everybody will all the members, I have the opportunity to look at them.
The chart is behind me Actually, Mary Jones behind me saying that all of our positions are up every year. So if somebody really wants to run, this is what women we've got to teach, I guess women to do is to run for their offices. So but
then there are rules to be followed and all that stuff, which is what
Rosamond is talking about. Right. Right. And we act we have learned I have learned from very hard one and very hard experience that not everyone who steps forward to to put their had in for a position can do can do the position well, and and what happens is the rest of the team has to take up the slack. And so that's why we have a nominating committee. And that's why we've been. I've been asking people to talk to anybody else wants to help them. And I'm sure she would welcome to help. Because you have to talk to people to make sure that they're, that they are team players, that they don't be part of a team. Yeah, that's the hardest. That's the hardest thing. That's what that's what you see in front of you is the best team that anybody could ever want. Also, um, I'm not, it was just I
just wondered about the rules. That's all. Okay, but
but I'm just amazed at the team, the strength of the team that is in place right now. And I am I can just say, nothing more, nothing. Nothing. I can just brag a little bit and say that that I have really, I really have a talent for finding talented, wonderful, dedicated officers. So I'm blessed. Becca, was going to back Are you still around? Because I'm going to give you a little bit of time for your COVID ramp. rant, if you if you are if you're Becca is an epidemiologist at UCSD. And so she is she has five minutes to give us her rant on her COVID rant.
oh, your timing is perfect. Because it's it's
I don't know bedtime. Sorry, I meant to be unmute. But that's cute. She's cute. We like runkeeper. Um, so I just, you know, I don't even have I don't know about a rant. But I just um,
I think a lot of what we've been seeing in the news lately is about sort of this activation of a mass casualty event that the governor has put in place and the new shelter in place. And for about five minutes last week, restaurants were allowed, and now they're not. And I just really want everybody to have in their mind that the next probably six weeks is going to be I think some of the worst times of the pandemic. We have people no matter what we say, who are about to get together for the holidays for Christmas, they will be almost certainly infected. over Christmas, they will then a week later go celebrate New Year's probably with another set of people. And so I know that I am bracing for the first couple of weeks of January to be pretty. I'm pretty intense, pretty bad. And I don't say that to be scary. I say that to encourage all of you to be really mindful of your your behavior and your own risk. And also mindful of just how incredibly traumatic genuinely the first bit of January is going to be people are going to be so stressed so on edge. So just just being genuinely kind to folks might be one of the best things you can do in addition to masking and not leaving the house. If you have kids,
consider not sending them to in person school for that first week after New Years. Esther will be hanging out with her grandparents, we have all isolated for five days. We are all testing and after we get our results for seeing my parents, which is the only way I recommend anybody see folks right now. And Esther is not going to school that first week of January because that's just going to be I think the biggest spike of the whole pandemic. So vaccines are coming people are getting vaccinated. It's really really beautiful to see. I don't know about you, but my Facebook is just like full of friends in health care, like getting their vaccine shot and it's just amazing. So one of the best things you can do is just hold tight, be kind to other people and say nice things about the vaccines because the next hurdle is really going to be vaccine hesitancy and vaccine denial. And none of us are safe until all of us are safe.
So there you are.
Thank you, Becca. Thank you, and I think I'm alright with now. Yeah, I Oh, there's a question. Thank you. He had. Yeah, no, no, no. When we go for a swim it really means is there a woman? Okay. I will see a woman Okay, go ahead. You have
I actually jumped the gun on the eight m announcements.
Okay, all right. Laurie, did you have something to say? Well loi, we were just running out of time. I want to add quick. Yeah,
I wanted to ask if you could just discuss the importance of project room key, the hotel rooms and versus congregate shelter at the convention center. And also, what I'm hearing is even people who are vaccinated were not clear. If they can't transmit the virus, they may not be symptomatic, but they could still potentially pass it on. So even with vaccinations, we're really not out of the woods and a lot of ways yet. Yeah,
that's such a good point. So I don't know the details of project room key versus the convention center, I will say that a space where a lot of people are sharing air with one another is probably not a great idea. If there are, if there are alternatives, you can't isolate in a giant Convention Center. The vaccine thing is a really good point. And it's it's a little bit nuanced, because the way they measure the effectiveness of the vaccine is if you had any symptoms if you were in either the placebo or the vaccine arm. And this is the case for both the Madonna and the Pfizer vaccines, if you had any symptoms, you went and got a COVID test. And so we know that of the 20,000 people who got the Pfizer vaccine, only nine had moderate to severe COVID symptoms, which is wild. Um, but we don't know, technically, if that just means that they never had that they were infected, but never had symptoms, sort of like we see in kids, or if they never got it in the first place. And so we and that's kind of the way. And we know that vaccines can, even if you do get an infection can lessen the impact of it, which is another reason you should get your flu shot. Because even if you do get the flu, it'll be less bad. Um, so we don't know for sure if the Pfizer and maderna vaccines prevent you from getting sick and being able to get other people sick, we do know they'll make you a lot less likely to die, which is really great. And everybody should get it. But there is going to be masking physical distancing is going to continue to be a thing for a long time.
That's a really important nuance.
Justin. Last question.
Hi, there. Um, so I have a question, how would you best suggest interacting with school districts, I don't know what area of San Diego you live in. But in my in my corner in North County, our school districts are gung ho for opening up schools, I'm in the phase one for people getting the COVID vaccine. I'm very grateful for that. But most of my patients are cancer patients, and most of them have grandkids, or kids. And the schools have you know, from what I understand been breeding grounds. So is there any sort of like, what would you tell, you know, a worried parent or activists about how to combat their school district and get them to do the common sense thing, which is to keep virtual learning? In my opinion, I think we have zero personal ICU. Yeah,
are really complicated. So here's the thing about school. And you should know, in full disclosure, I'm actually running in partnership with the County of pay a pretty big project to try and figure out how we can keep schools as safe as possible. So I would make the argument that there are some kids for whom Virtual Learning is not working.
politically or educationally like some kids and teachers are going to be on campus. And so it's important in the absence of what's called abstinence, nobody being on campus at all, to have strategies to keep people safe on campus. Um, that said, I think that it is important that districts follow the evidence. And so when I when I have conversations with superintendents, with principals, with school board members, we talk a lot about what we do and what we don't know. It's true that kids are less likely to get sick on how good they are at infecting others is actually a pretty big open question. And while that question is still open, it's hard to make evidence based choices when there's no evidence. So
the point is,
that I think transparency is the first and most important thing people need to explain what they're basing their decisions on and what the evidence is, but but I do actually think there can be a happy medium for having some kids on campus who need to be on campus with important safety measures in place. masking, kids are kind of bad at wearing masks, but it's at least one measure. Physical distancing. If you're in a room together, I don't know what that's going to do. But I think pushing for testing as much massive testing of kids of teachers and everybody on campus as possible, so that we can really catch out, catch outbreaks quick and stop them before they start is probably going to be the key to having schools be a reasonably safe place to be.
Okay, thank you, Becca. Thank you. Um, so, um, before I open this up to a demo, and, and Esther is as cute as a button. Adorable.
we're gonna, before I open this up to agents, and putting something in the chat, that I think all of you will find useful. Many, many of you want to know, the links, the zoom links to, to dem clubs. This is every john has put this together. It's dem clubs, dot glide app.io. And you will find the links to every single club in the county, in that. And if you if the links are broken, then contact the club and tell them they've got a broken link. Now, all of you, all of you know how to save your chats, right, you know how to save the chat. Does everyone know how to do that? Okay.
if you if you look at the chat, you've got the chat window open, and you can see all of the chats that are going on. If you look in the bottom right hand side, you will see three dots. If you click on the three dots, it says safe chat. So go ahead and save chat. And when you close the zoom, the it will show up it'll be on the screen on the next screen that you see. So you'll be able to it's in a text file. So it's not fancy. It's just text. Know that on so now. That's great,
You're welcome. Okay, it's good for everyone. I think it was one of the greatest things and that's the other thing that we tried to do is we try to make sure that every everybody learns everything. Okay, now, now we have people who are going to be let's see wanting to talk about a dance. And I'm looking for a woman first. Um, okay, so I've seen Kenya first and I'm just gonna go Kenya to loxy and winning in our Salah win and get to go first in this club. Okay, go Kenya. She got one minute,
Thank you, Susan, for this opportunity. Again, my name is Kenya Taylor, and I'm running for the 71st A dem, it's important for us to have leaders that care about us. It's important for us also to build on the great success we've started in the East County. As you know, the 71st is the most conservative area. But it's time to make a change and turn East County blue. It's time to elect leaders that are caring, compassionate and also have transparency. A vote for Kenya Taylor will continue to have a champion for you who believes in quality childcare for women, programs for women, veterans and youth, affordable housing, support and solutions for unsheltered community members. But also more jobs and business ownership for women. It's time for us to have more quality and access to effective childcare and address issues of domestic violence. We also must have more environmental justice opportunities. So we're safe in our community. Again, please vote Kenya Taylor for ADM, sigma 71st. Thank you.
Thank you time. Okay. So the next woman that I see I'm going to lower your hand. The next one that I see on my screen is Angela, and then then I see loxy and then Polly, so and and then Nicole. Okay, so that's why I'm just gonna go down like the way I see it on my screen. Okay.
Hi, I'm Angela Joseph. And I'm running for the 79th Assembly District, which is surely Weber's district. And I was I am right now the representative, a delegate. And I was appointed to be on the platform committee, where I got an opportunity to really learn who was in the party and what the party was about. And I think that delaine Easton said it best when she talked about what we have to change the party and I would suggest that the democratic party needs to be more democratic. And one of the things I noticed, there seems to be a group think. And so diversity doesn't just mean you know, diversity of somebody's racial background, but I also believe that we need diversity of thought And we need people that bring experience and different types of thoughts. And I'm the founder of women of color war, which was the breakfast that the democratic Women's Club was the founding sponsor of, and it's now grown. We had 500 people this year. And I want to thank you for your donation. Because we were able to have over 100 high school and college age young women that we sponsored to come meet their elected officials, both of the people that were running, you know, for mayor, all the delegates that were there, so thank you for everything and
Thank you. Okay, so I forgot who was next. Was it loxy or Pope? Okay, Lexi, go ahead. Sure. Hi,
my name is Roxy. And
I am running for a dems this year in the 78. Unfortunately, last year, I went to the dems conference and went to the children's caucus and realized that they didn't even have enough people to serve on their leadership board. And so I assumed the position of Legislative Chair for children's caucus without even being on items. And I'm hoping to solidify my spot so that I can serve a leadership position there at the state level. And I'm a children's rights activist, first and foremost, but secondary to that I am San Diego through and through. And I also want to announce that I have thrown my hat into challenge Jen Campbell in the recall campaign. So I announced that
a little bit
publicly today, there's obviously more information to come. But thank you guys so much for voting for the recall. And we do need to put someone in that seat that really does want to move San Diego forward D
militarization of police stop the waist
and stop the racism.
And so I'm looking to do that at the city level and the state level. And thank you very much.
Thank you. Okay, so next is Polly. Hi,
what an amazing group of women. This is my first meeting and I'm looking forward to many more. I'm just inspired by all of you. But I'm so my name is Polly counts. I am running for a dems. In the 76th district. I am a part of the North County progressive unity slate with Rob Howard, who's also on this call. I am. I work as a school psychologist at a local school. I'm active in the community. I'm a Navy veteran. I'm the vice currently the vice president of the San Diego Denver democratic or veterans democratic club of the North chapter. So in the North County, and I am very much committed to progressive values and upholding those progressive values within the community and being very community focused and active in the community as well. So again, my name is polycount I'm running for a dems and the 76th district. Thank you guys.
Thank you. Poway. Thank you, Nicole. Nicole is also our self area club associate in the South Bay Area. Yes, thank
you for recognizing me, Susan. I am Nicole Jones, and I am running for a demo in the 79th district. I am currently an appointed district delegate appointed by the assembly member Shirley Weber. For the last two years during my appointment, I worked on a lot of progressive issues with her most recently the prop 16 campaign, hosting a teach in for the state of California educators, including the superintendent of schools, California Teachers Association, and other leaders in higher education and K 12. I am an educator by trade. I am a community college dean. I've been in education for over 16 years. And I'm going to add 18 years. And I'm going to advocate of all of our democratic party values. As an assembly district delegate if elected, I will continue the work that I've done in the past. And I will also continue to advocate
goals and values.
I in addition to that work collectively in the community as an activist and also a consultant and executive level coach. Please give me your vote. I would appreciate and be honored to have it Nicole Jones or a dems 79th district
and cure. Cool Kira, Dr. Green, you're next.
Thank you very much.
Thank you all I know we're short on time. I am Dr. Cara green. I'm a sociologist and then a policy scholar and I am running for aliens in the 71st assembly district. In my life, I've been committed to economic, social and racial justice. And I believe deeply in the work that we have to do to fight climate change with the focus on environmental justice. I'm here asking for your support because I've been one of those people who actually has in my work, it's easier to stand on the sidelines, not talk about this party and not do this work. But I've been inspired by the work of people in the grassroots making change standing up, and I want to be part of that work. So if you support me in this pipe to represent you in the 71st assembly I promise to help recruit and support strong candidates. Make sure that this party speaks to Democrats like me, who've been standing on the sidelines feeling invisible, and I want to help make them feel visible.
Thank you. I'm Dr. Chau, Roberts.
Robertson is next.
I'm Cheryl Robertson, I am a teacher and recently elected school board member of the Lemon Grove School District,
am running running for assembly district delegate in the 79th. District.
I really want to
I really want to, I have a passion for making change in our community. I'm very community oriented. And I strongly believe that we need to be
putting officials into
plays who are
like minded with that we need to focus on community we need to take care of our own. And if that means providing universal health care, we need to find a way to do that, if that means taking care of the environment, we need to find a way to do that. And the hard problems shouldn't stop us from
trying, and I'm sorry to hear yelling in
my ear. But um,
thank you very much.
I hope that you will consider me please reach out if you have any questions. Thank you.
Thank you. So um let's see. Our seller noon Yes. What a seller's.
Yeah. So Good night, everyone. I won't take too much of your time, I just want to let you know that I made that decision to run in the 75th district. I am a lifelong advocate and for immigrant rights and human rights. Above all, I am committed to nurturing to really cultivating democracy in my community, and to engage in folks that have not participated in our civic process. I thank you for your support, and I look forward to working with you guys. Yes.
Thank you. So,
um, next is I'm going to let's see, I got some club members here levada, and then Nadia, and then Shane.
Can you hear me? Yes. Okay.
Okay. How long do I have? Um, this one minute. Okay, well, okay. I'm Dr. lawanna. Richmond and I'm a candidate for a dems for 79th assembly district. I am running with a slate called dems for the community. alongside me are to make a cook Angela to Joseph aremy. Glass Blake, Nicole Jones, Chantel Webb, Chandler, Dr. Q. A. Weber, Johnny Brown, Reverend J. Lil J. Lee Hill, Michael Jackson, Sam Merrill, David Myers, Edmond Perkins and art Scott. Each of us is deeply committed to addressing the systemic racism and inequities in our communities that have created disparities in economic opportunities, criminal justice, employment, housing, health care and education. You can show your support for equality for voting for all seven women, and all seven men on this slate for California assembly district delegates. If you don't already know make sure you request your ballot by January 11. Again, we're running for assembly district 79, which is Dr. Shirley Weber's district. Thank you so much. Thank you, Ana.
Next, oh my god, I forgot. Is it is it Shane, and then Nadia? Is that what I said? Is that correct? Shane anyway, anyway, not
but just a heads up, Susan. I'm
on the other than self identified female slate. So I would go after all the women. Oh, dear. Um, okay. Well, Nadia, and Liz Weaver. Hi, everyone.
My name is Nadia keen. I Ube. I'll just pronounce that last part. Because I know it's hard for people. They look at my last name, and they're like, what the heck is that? I am running on an A dem for district 79. I am running because I firmly believe being a member of my community and having helped COVID and having being an activist, that we need people to question those in power. We need people to hold them accountable. We need people who will speak up and counter just going along with what is considered. I think a lot of times the most vulnerable and marginalized Communities are hurt. And people want to go along to get along. And I don't believe in that. I believe that helping my community is how we change and how we become the actual party of the people. Thank you so much and I hope to count on your vote. Thank you. habia
upwith Weaver Good evening.
My name is Peggy Liz Weaver. middle name.
I am running
for the agency on the 71st with the imagine East County blue slate I am as of Thursday and 11 year resident of El Cajon and a teacher here in East County. As an educator I have seen and I truly believe that when we do what's best for students and families, we are by default doing what's best for everyone. I am excited for the opportunity to help shape a party platform to be one that speaks to current democrats as well as our young and new Californians. racial and economic justice, affordable housing, fully funded public education and environmental protections are democratic tenants that I am committed to. I look forward to doing the work for our party that will allow us to lead a brighter and healthier California to our future generations. Thank you again for your time tonight and for your consideration and support.
I am Peggy Weaver.
Um Let's see.
Oh yes, yes mean about Hello, everyone. My
name is Justina bid and I'm running as a delegate in the 71st district. I'm a recent graduate from UCSD in ethnic studies in I currently sit or I currently work with a much data center which is an Arab Resource Center, supporting immigrant and refugee Arabs in one and I currently also sit as an advisory board member with Borderlands for equity, a pro bono civil rights organization. This past year I focused on making sure that we reach were reached out to voters in city heights with me city can to make sure they're registered to vote and filling out their census. I also made sure to translate dozens of documents. For we all we got mutual aid fund, as well as the management center to ensure that our Arabic speaking refugees and immigrants here in San Diego have access to resources. I'm running to make sure that other folks like me, other graduates, other students have access to local politics and are informed and are involved in local politics as well. And I'm also running to ensure that our communities have access to the resources they need for me for ADM 71st. Thank you.
Thank you. Yes mean and with that, okay.
With that. Hi, good
evening. My name is we Dutch Lata. I'm an American from Iraq, and I have been a lifelong Democrat. I'm a retired electronics engineer vice president of the American Arab anti discrimination committee and ACLU board member. My profession as an electronics engineer provided me diverse opportunities to fulfill my passion in the community service. As a member of the industry advisory board, I partnered with math engineering science achievement to inspire mentor underprivileged students to succeed by providing summer internship shadow days, leadership summits and multitude of scientific competition. I am the recipient of the MRL national hour for a woman of color for research, science and technology in engineering. And I partnered with banner in 2016 to require election of city council members and elka Han. And that measure as passed in 2017 by almost 70%. I am raised that city to be to be outspoken, never be silent and hold our officials accountable. running for ad 78 Thank you very much.
Thanks for that. Um, okay, so next. This is Alan gurashi, Matthew Capello and he has Shahada. Thank you Susan at
this. My name is Alan djerassi. And I'm running for the a dam in the 75th assembly district on the north county progressive unity slate, along with our Scylla Nunez and Justin Thomas, Zillow and others. And I want to continue my fight not only for women's equity issues, but climate action, single payer health care, public education and affordable housing, all of which I've been fighting for here in the 75th district, which includes San Marcos Escondido, Fallbrook, Valley center, and yes, it goes all the way up to Temecula. So we've got a lot of work to do up here in North County and I'm ready willing Unable to make those fights reality. Thank you, Susan. Thank you, Alan.
I'm back here like Apollo.
I'm running for ad 75 along with the rest of the North England progressive unity slate. Glad to see Alan or Sela, Justin, everybody else here. I'm a local I've grown up in Temecula as well as North County my whole life. I'm,
I'm a frontline health care provider
physician who's very, very interested, particularly in Universal single payer health care. And I think other doctors should be interested in progressive causes. And what I think is most fantastic about our slate is that I think the North England area is potentially flippable. To more democratic and liberal candidates over the next few years. We have a very nasty republican state assembly member, state senator, as well as Congressman, some of them were very notorious, and I think we can flip it and that's one of my personal interests in getting involved in this light. Thank you.
I'm gonna I made a mistake. There was I missed a woman. So I'm gonna slip a woman in there before the next man and Miss Sean. Sean, Sean,
thank you. So,
am a woman. My name is Mitch ghanoush. Sean and I am a resident of La Mesa born and born in Afghanistan, raised in city heights as well as East County. I am co founder of Borderlands for equity. Shout out to Dr. Mackenzie. She was my professor at grossmont College. So that's awesome. I'm in political science. I am the co founder of Borderlands for equity, pro bono civil rights nonprofit and have been working in the immigrant rights as well as refugee rights and civil rights arena for the past five years, most of which were spent with the International Rescue Committee in city heights and as long as well as cared the Council on American Islamic Relations in San Diego as their head of advocacy. And I'm running for the A dem 79 and would like for everybody to support our progressive democrat,
is supporting the green New Deal, as well as Medicare, Medicare for all and indigenous rights as well as the rights of Palestinians. Thank you so much. And I look forward to being part of this group because I just became a member tonight. Thank you.
Thank you. Thank you. Next dizzy, ha.
He helped you Madam Chair.
I wanted to announce my candidacy for the eight M's in district number 77. I'm running as part of the progressive unity slate. And my areas of greatest interest are human rights and civil rights as well as racial justice and health care accessibility. As I said, I'm running as part of this full progressive unity slate. I've supported progressive candidates in the past for party leadership, including Kimberly Ellis, I supported her financially even though I was not a delegate at the time. And I did vote for delaine Easton today. In the past, I've also written several progressive resolutions, including the police demilitarisation resolution, which is passed by the county party, as well as the Palestinian children's human rights resolution, which was passed by four of the Democratic clubs in San Diego County. I'd also like to mention that I've participated in increasing voter turnout in marginalized communities. And I'm a member of a few state caucuses, the Arab American caucus, as well as the children's caucus and the Progressive Caucus. Thank you very much. And please consider me for a band 77. Does he have shot a thank you? Thank you. Okay.
I'm Rob. Howard.
Robin and Justin, if you guys would be ready, that would be great. Okay, thanks. Hey, everybody, my
name is Rob Howard. I'm a candidate.
a current assembly district delegate and 76 assembly district that I'm running to be reelected for at 76. Why? One of the things well, let me tell you a little bit about the victory came because what I did was reached out to communities that are democratic stronghold that Democrats weren't even talking to. And so we turned out more democrats because what we need to do is expand. If we can expand them into the party. If we get young people involved in our party, we get people who don't feel welcome in our party, a welcoming approach. Then now we have people soldiers that we can put on the battlefield to turn off county blue, what each county is dealing with, we're dealing with in the north county and so we can do this together. Again, my background I've been a president of Labor Council on the executor Aboard but I also am a past president of the NAACP. I love working with young people Rob Howard can differ at 76. And I appreciate your vote and support. Thank you. Thank
you. I we I see that we have another woman that has come in Tiffany Gonzalez. I hope I didn't forget you before. But,
gonna let you speak now. I'm here.
Sorry about that.
Pardon me? Yes. My
name is Tiffany Gonzalez, my pronouns are she her hers. Thank
you very much for the chance to speak. I serve in the community. I wear a lot of hats. I'm the current president for people like San Diego County, which is just my latest venture and serving the LGBTQ community. I myself identify as a queer woman and always ready to work for the communities I care about represent. I absolutely believe in stepping up to represent the changes I want to see. I want to see more people like me, I want to see more people like me pushing for progress and progressive values that are Democrats are hoping to say they say and behind and I want to be part of the sport and race in the Imperial Valley and I currently live in Spring Valley have been county for about a decade. And again, I'm happy to represent from
the areas that I walked through, volunteer with foster youth and trafficking victims. And I work as a substitute teacher in our local Mesa Spring Valley.
High school districts.
Again, Tiffany Gonzalez, I'm running in the progressive slate for assembly district seven, nine. Thank you very much for the time. Okay,
we have another woman that has Amy
you have your hand raised, so we're gonna get on the floor. Go ahead. Thank
you so much. And can you hear me? Yes. Okay, thank you. I'm not talking Amy ATMEGA common last name and family fam Coco. My name is Amy admire and I am from the rink on Indian Reservation. My vision is healing for all our young people and their families. I'm working to accomplish this vision by aligning myself and like leaders and advocates within Indian country and San Diego County and Riverside areas. Our youth continue to be sorry, my pop up continue to be denied access to participate on an equal basis with non native children in the educational system. This denial creates barriers to resources for a community which is already underserved. And this system must be held accountable. A lot of the work I do is working with our district. I created a I co founded an Indian Education equity team made up of other Indian Education Centers, there are 18 of them in San Diego County. I partner with some of them to bring to light the inequities in our school and also to resolve the resolve these inequities. I also am a 2019 National Indian Health Board award for making a difference in my community. Thank you so much for having me.
Thank you, Amy.
I'm just behind cannot make it. So um, Michelle is going to speak for her for just just a few minutes. Okay, Michelle, it's all yours.
Thank you so much. It's Mohan is a human rights advocate community organizer and an unapologetic black Somali Muslim sister and a refugee a woman who is relentless in working for justice. Islam has a track record of building power with community as we all know, and she's the former director of movement and campaign strategies at panna. She currently serves as the National Executive Director for the Muslim Muslim American societies public affairs and civic engagement mass pace organization. She continues to be engaged in the work and work on issues addressing racial disparities, social and justices equity and political inclusion for just unfriend disenfranchised community. She's running on the ad, ad 79 slate with myself as well as Shane and all of our other siblings here tonight. Thank you so much and make sure to vote first one
would second that. They So, Justin, you're next. Hello,
everyone. I'm Justin Tomasello. I am the youngest separate and to my knowledge only non binary elected member of the Sqn democratic club serving as their secretary. I'm the senator for the SU young Democrats. And I am running for eight on the progressive University along with Alan Rossi, Matthew pop yellow, Daniel Posen are selling you knows over us and many other wonderful progressives, I was homeless in San Diego as a child and I grew up in a being raised by my grandmother who was a single parent raising my sister and I and sexually in housing. So what is very important to me, is affordable housing, rent control measures Medicare for all, and education for all because I can tell you from personal experience that if you don't have education, you don't have health care. If you don't have section eight vouchers, a lot of low income families and single parent families will end up on the streets, they will not be able to eat, they will not have a good quality of life. That's why I'm running because I trust myself to do the right thing because I know the consequences of failed leadership. It's time we do better and demand better, especially for single parent households, especially for women who have had to raise their children on their own and especially for queers like Justin, we just thank you. Thank you.
Thank you, Justin. I Jason and then Mustafa and then Rafale. Hi, everyone. My
name is Jason Rosenberg. I'm running for the assembly on a dime in the 77th district of Carlsbad and Oceanside, North County. I moved to move back to San Diego five years ago, I went to San Diego State in in the 90s in 2000, where I was the president of the young democrats out here. My first canvassing was for Tony Atkins when she ran for city council. I moved to Washington DC where I work for a ton of different organizations and candidates all democratic working to working to increase the Democratic majority and to increase young voter turnout, like when I worked for rock the boat. I was at the Democratic National Convention committee in 2008. We allowed bloggers in to increase the progressive voice into into the party. I'm running I'm in endorsed by pre about patol I've worked with women candidates running for city council including Lee with Hannah Geddes and Teresa Acosta who created was victorious. And I feel that we need more candidates of color I think we need more women running I and I plan to use anything that I can as a as a demo representative to push and find strong candidates do that. Thank you very much.
Thank you Jason
Thank you, Susan. My name is Muslim fun, Azzam and I'm running for re election for eight M and at 76 on the people's slate, and running for reelection to continue to represent our district at the state Democratic Party and I resided in VISTA California, for the last 16 years with my wife and 14 year old daughter fought to bring change to North County by mentoring Democratic candidates to run for office, educating our community on important issues such as the truth act Medicare for all, homelessness, advocacy and issues on social inequalities. I'm a member of several organizations in North County including the NAACP, North County justice, allies, San Diego interfaith ministerial Association, and the North County immigration Task Force where I met with elected officials both at the local and state level to advocate for immigration related related legislation. please encourage your friends and family and at 76 to vote for me, go to Facebook, but hashtag choose moose, you'll find my page and the endorsement of Sue Alderson who's the founder of the North County Women's March, Lisa Nava, who is the director.
Okay, thank you, Susan.
Thank you for stopping by. Thank you. Next we have Raphael faddis. fail, it's all yours. Hello.
I'm running for a team and the ADF I am running on a slate to people's unity slate. And since this is a Women's Club, I'll use my time to highlight the woman on the slate. Our slate ordered by Lorena Gonzalez Fletcher and supervisor elect Nora Vargas. And the woman on the slate are Brenda year to Ricky Brown, Bernadette Berkowitz, Georgette Gomez, Christina Griffin Jones, Maribel McKenzie, and standing around her so I just wanted to use my time to highlight these amazing women. And thank you. Thank you. Thank
you. That was a smart move. All right. Alright, so I don't see anyone else. So Shane, you're next. Okay,
I'm Shane firmly, oops, camera.
running as part of an amazing slate and 79 for the AM's lot already been said I'm my gender identity is non binary I ran two years ago, and halfway through the election for eight items, I realized I was running on the wrong slate, the slates are not actually broken down by male and female. They're self identifying female or other than self identifying females. So for those of us who are non binary, that was like my public outing at a central committee meeting when I got to realize, Oh, it's broken down by gender. And I got to walk over for a democratic Central Committee meeting for the state level. So currently, I sit at the state level on the democratic Central Committee. I'm also on the board. And I'm I'm interested in staying there, or at least having the chance to be reelected to this type of position because in that position, I've gotten to move a resolution that was passed, supporting equal access and privacy rights to health care for transgender youth, which currently they have to have their parents sign off on everything within the local democratic space. I've been most recently working on homelessness. So if your central committee tomorrow, you'll see what I'm resolutions coming forward.
Thank you, Shane.
Thank you. Um, is I see no one else. Okay. And seeing no one else? I am I in this particular place is new business. Does anyone have any new business to bring before the club?
I think I should have asked for old business, but I don't. We don't have any
what I hand goes
up. Thank you, Michelle. And then Angela.
Hi, Susan. It kind of is I just want to clarify, several people that were speaking on the a demo, we're talking about wanting to be on the them so that they can be involved in caucuses, or bringing resolutions and that just is not necessary. I just want to be very clear with people that any democrat is welcome to participate and be in leadership on the caucuses. And it has nothing to do with being a delegate. So just so people, I know also just one sentence. As a regional director, I think I being asked about people having a chance to actually come to a zoom meeting. So I'm looking at doing a zoom meeting for a dem candidates, early January. Thanks.
I think they would like that. That would be perfect. Um, Angela. I see your hand raised. Yes.
I wanted to let everybody know that normally, we would be selling tickets for the woman of color for breakfast right now. And because they're very the sixth the first Saturday in Black History Month, but because of COVID. We have decided to postpone it to June it will be June 19, which is June 13. And so by June 19. We hope we're in a better place. But, but we plan if we need to that we will have the habit outside. So we're having a woman of color war and we'll start promoting yet the beginning of the year, but it will be in June.
Thank you. Are there any other announcements? Oh, my goodness. Oh, there's a hand. Ah, Sue.
She's my buddy. Okay. So it's floors all yours.
great. So, okay, we'll go on to let's go on to Shane, and then we'll go to Linda, we'll come back to you soon.
Hi there. If
you're a voting many voting member of the Central Committee tomorrow night, a resolution that I authored is coming forward. In San Diego, we've had the COVID hotel rooms that have basically gone unused until there was the mass outbreak at the convention center. The FEMA funded rooms were for three different categories of people, people who've tested positive for COVID people who've been someone who tested positive and need a place to quarantine and also unsheltered people who fall into a high risk category based on their age or pre existing health conditions. San Diego instituted an artificial cap on the number of rooms available to unsheltered high risk people. And as a result, we've had the worst occupancy rate in the state. There was a great article published in the Union Tribune yesterday,
Sunday, what day is this? And I suggest
everybody read it. And if you could help, please put pressure and ask our elected to make sure that we're maximizing the FEMA money that is paying for the majority of the cost of these rooms in order to keep you know, an extra 1000 people off the street who are totally qualified to be placed in one of these hotel rooms.
Thank you, Shane.
Thank you. Linda Miller. Linda, Linda, Linda Miller, Linda, I saw your hand up and now I don't see you. I think something happened. Okay. I'm Sue. Okay, so you're next. Am I
you all of us. Okay. Thank you so much.
I'll try not
to I'm sorry, I can't see you all, but I can't seem to get video with my phone. Anyway, this year, the North County San Diego a woman's March is going to do a hybrid event. We're not going to have a march we're not going to have our usual rally. We're going to have part of it's going to be done via video interviews. And then we're going to have actions that we're going to ask organizations groups and people to to participate in so that we can keep it as interactive as possible, but it will be done virtually you'll be able to access it from Facebook, Insta Twitter, I think Tick tock, I'm always looking for volunteers of Tasmania still at the meeting, she might be able to add a little bit about it. Our thrust is always grassroots, grassroots organizers. This is our opportunity to give voices to the people who are doing the work. And so that's our commitment. We're working with local issues. We're looking at reproductive justice, environmental justice, murdered and missing Indigenous women murdered trans people. And so again, we're meeting tomorrow night, if anybody's interested, we do it on zoom. I know we're all zoomed out. So we try to keep it really short and fun. And if anybody would like to volunteer more information, please let me know. And I'll put my email if I can figure it out on my phone, in the chat room. And we look forward to seeing you because it's going to be virtual, so you can attend as many as you would like. All right. Thank you, Susan.
Thank you for it'll be a great way for.
So Susan, I
just add one point, the chain kind of went silent. So why don't we
go ahead and finish testing.
Just 111 point, it'll be a great way for everyone to get involved while sheltering in place. So you know, everyone can join in no age limit nothing. And then while we're streaming, we will try to pan over to different parts of the county, where people can chime in and tell us while they're marching. And if you know any spectacular speakers like delain s, and for that matter who, who could speak at our event, we really, really love it. So let us know how you'd like to get involved. And if not, then we'll see you then join us via zoom or one of the other social media outlets.
The cameras winning.
Okay to give me
a list of who you want. And our contact them. Okay. Linda Miller, you're next. Linda?
Can you hear me?
I'm on my phone now. So it wasn't obvious what was happening. So I am running for the 76th, a dem district
race as a delegate. And
I am excited about getting involved in the community and have lots of experience in the Bay Area, working in all kinds of congressional races and presidential races, phone banking, and canvassing and getting out the vote. All you know, in the Bay Area. So
I've met some really lovely people at the convention from San Diego. And I'm excited about getting to know this community and getting involved and helping make a difference. Thank you, Linda. Thank
you. And Laurie. So Tanya, did you want to?
Did you want to
say what you put in the chat, Laurie?
Sure. I just wanted to encourage people if you are looking for a way to help food insecure people this year, the San Diego County Democratic Party has created a partnership with the food Jay, and you can go to the website, I posted the link in the chat and make a donation. And then that will show up as part of this effort. So if you're able to do that, it would be very much appreciated by a lot of people around San Diego. Thank you.
Oh, let's see. Does anyone have anything else? Okay, so our next meeting is going to be Monday, January the 18th. Same time, same place, here on zoom. And I'm hoping that john, do you still have a lease lease? Are you still on? This is a lease as favorite. I asked her what her favorite Christmas song was? And she told me that it was Mariah Carey's All I want for Christmas is you. So, um, john, do you want to you want to play that while we lie to each other? Can you do that?
Okay, good. Good.
Right behind me. So, um, Hi, everybody. This has been great. Thank you. Yes. And I'll see everybody in January. Everybody stay home and everybody stay safe. Everybody stay well.
Yes. Thank you.
Holiday Season everybody loves you all.
Thank you, Susie.