LJDC Monthly Meeting – December 2021

LJDC Monthly Meeting – December 2021 The December program will be on the New Political Redistricting Plans for the City, County and U.S. Congress.  Cody Petterson, La Jolla resident, member of our club and candidate for San Diego Unified School District Board of Trustees will be our presenter on the redistricting plans. Cody, a graduate of […]

LJDC Monthly Meeting – November 21

Our speaker for Nov. 14th will be Jason Bercovitch, Director of Constituent Services for Congressmember Scott Peters. The subject of Jason’s talk will be a defense of Congressmember Peters’ opposition to  President Biden’s plan to allow Medicare to negotiate drug prices. At our October meeting a motion/resolution (*see below) was made to condemn Peters for […]

LJDC Book Recommendation – Nov 21

This Month’s Book Recommendation by Paula McCormack, VP DIFFICULT CONVERSATIONS:  How To Discuss What Matters Mostby Douglas Stone, Bruce Patton, Sheila HeenPenguin Books; Illustrated edition (November 2, 2010) 352 pages  In all of our personal and professional lives, “sticky” situations abound. By that, I mean any time two or more people have an overt or […]

LJDC Monthly Meeting – October ’21

The LJDC Monthly MeetingSunday, October 10, 20212 – 4:30 pm Our speaker will be Terra Lawson-Remer, San Diego County Supervisor. Terra Lawson-Remer is a third-generation San Diegan, who served as Senior Advisor in the Obama Administration developing environmental policies to cut pollution from oil drilling and mining.As an economist with the United Nations and World […]

LJDC Monthly Book Recommendations – October ’21

This Month’s Book Reviews by Marcia Bookstein War Is A Force That Gives Us Meaningby Chris HedgesAnchor; Reprint edition (June 10, 2003) 224 Pages The end of the Afghanistan war made me think of Chris Hedges’ book, War Is a Force That Gives Us Meaning.  In the Wikipedia article about him it says that the New […]

LJDC Monthly Meeting – September

La Jolla Democratic Club Newsletter September 2021 The LJDC Monthly MeetingSunday, September 12, 20212 – 4:30 pm PROGRAM: The organization Feeding San Diego will give us a presentation on Food Scarcity in San Diego.   Here is some of their history:As one of the newest hunger-relief organizations in the Feeding America network, Feeding San Diego’s […]

LJDC Book Recommendations – September

This Month’s Book Recommendation by Paula McCormack, VP The Righteous Mind: Why Good People are Divided by Politics and Religionby Jonathan Haidt‎ Vintage; Illustrated edition (February 12, 2013) 528 Pages “Politics and religion are both expressions of our underlying moral psychology, and an understanding of that psychology can help to bring people together.” (Haidt) Jonathan Haidt […]

LJDC Book Recommendation – August

This Month’s Book Recommendation by Paula McCormack, VP After The Fallby Ben RhodesRandom House (June 1, 2021)384 Pages Dear fellow members,I absolutely LOVED this book! For those of us who have been struggling to comprehend what is happening in America, Ben Rhodes offers a deeply personal, insightful analysis of the forces  which have impacted the political […]

LJDC Monthly meeting – August

La Jolla Democratic Club Newsletter August 2021 The LJDC Monthly MeetingSunday, August 8, 20212 – 4:30 pm Our speaker will be Denise Vedder, Director of Public Outreach and Conservation at San Diego County Water Authority Vedder served as the department’s senior manager for 11 years before her appointment as director in 2018, leading two award-winning drought outreach programs […]

LJDC Monthly Meeting – July

The LJDC Monthly MeetingSunday, July 11, 20212 – 4:30 pm Our speaker will be Councilmember Monica Montgomery Steppe. She grew up in the Fourth Council District, earning a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Spelman College and a Juris Doctor from California Western School of Law.     She serves as chair of the Committee on Public Safety & Livable […]