Sunday, May 15, 2016
2 - 4:30 p.m.
Community Room @ AMC La Jolla 12 Theater
8657 Villa La Jolla Drive
San Diego, CA 92037
Speaker and Topic
- A Debate: Bernie vs. Hillary
We will hear from surrogates for Bernie Sanders (John Mattes) and Hillary Clinton (Michael Gelfan).
John Mattes is a lawyer and the former President of the Pacific Beach Democratic Club. He is also the co-founder of the new Progressive Democratic Club.
Michael Gelfan is the owner of Campland on the Bay and the past president of the Rancho Santa Fe Democratic Club
- A Discussion on Proposition #50: Suspension of Legislators. Legislative Constitutional Amendment to appear on the June 7 ballot.
Proposition 50 will give the Legislature, by a two-thirds vote, clear authority to discipline senators or Assembly members by suspending them without pay. The League of Women Voters recommend a “yes” vote: They believe that lawmakers should be able to hold their own colleagues accountable if they breach the public’s trust. This common-sense measure was placed on the ballot with strong bipartisan support. The requirement for a two-thirds vote of the Legislature ensures that this authority would not be misused for partisan purposes.
The La Jolla Democratic Club is dedicated to voter education and supporting Democratic campaigns. Founded in 1956, it continues to be a group committed to furthering the principles, candidates and causes of the Democratic Party. The Club members are involved in grass root organizing for numerous campaigns, organizations, projects and causes.