La Jolla Democratic Club Newsletter
July 2017

The LJDC Monthly Meeting
Sunday, July 9, 2017
2 – 4:30pm

Mike Levin
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Douglas Applegate More Info

Democratic candidates Mike Levin and Douglas Applegate will be running to represent the 49th Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives – to unseat incumbent Republican Darrell Issa.


Community Room @ AMC La Jolla 12 Theater
8657 Villa La Jolla Drive
San Diego, CA 92037

Sunday, July 2, 2017 –  Impeachment Rally – 11 am – 2 pm, at the San Diego County Administration Center, 1600 Pacific Hwy, 92101.  See details (and grounds for impeachment)

Sunday, July 9, 2017 – LJDC Monthly Meeting – 2 – 4:30 pm, Community Room @ AMC  La Jolla 12 Theater

Sunday, July 15, 2017 – San Diego PRIDE Parade – 11 am – 2 pm
pride logoThe 1.1 mile parade begins at the Hillcrest Pride Flag at University Ave. and Normal St.  It proceeds west on University Ave., turns south on 6th Ave., turns left onto Balboa Dr. and ends at Quince Dr.
We will announce our location # at our July 9 membership meeting and the process for checking in. If you plan to march the LJDC (behind our new banner!) sign up at the meeting and/or send an email to so you can be notified about where to meet.  We’ll also discuss car pooling in lieu of everyone trying to find a parking spot (and each other)!  Click here to read a full review of parade arrangements and safety.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017 –  Register Voters at the Naturalization Ceremony downtown, at 3rd Ave. and B Street in the plaza near Civic Theater.  10:15 am -12:15 pm – For more details email to or talk to member Samantha Hurst.

Sunday, August 13, 2017 – Annual LJDC Picnic and Poetry Slam – 4 – 6 pm, at Villa La Jolla Park at Via Marin and Via Mallorca (between Gilman and Route 5). Map
The Club will provide a cooked, organic turkey from Whole Foods and beer, red & white wine and organic lemonade from Whole Foods and the rest of the food will be the wonderful potluck offerings that our members always provide!
If you would like to read a poem (original or favorite), please get on the lineup by sending an email to

Did you miss the June meeting?

j.nicholsSan Diego Veterans for Peace
Member, Joe Nichols, shared with those present his group’s initiative to end the air show in Miramar, which they see as a glorification of war and, clearly, a waste of taxpayer dollars.
You can read more about the San Diego Veterans for Peace Initiative here. You can watch a short documentary presented by San Diego Veterans for Peace on the purposed Initiative here.
Also motion was made by Vera Moldt and seconded by Samantha Hurst to support the Vets for Peace initiative. It passed unanimously by the members present and voting. Learn more about the San Diego Veterans for Peace at www.sdvrp.
Joe invites any person – veteran or not – to attend/join the group, meeting every first Monday at 7 p.m. at the United Church of Christ in UTC (at the end of Governor Drive).
ing money are those owning the technology.  What do we do then?  Those present approved the concept.

Leeann Hull MacDougal very generously made available a number of copies of Trumping Trump by Bob Filner.  There is one copy left.  Contact to claim it.

Club News

To get the complete club news, click onto the links embedded in this newsletter.  Also, go to the club website at for more.

mariluscottMaryLu Brandwein has volunteered to serve as acting secretary.

Bob Scott has volunteered to be her
assistant/alternate in the event that she cannot be present at either the month membership meeting or the month LJDC Executive Board meeting.  Thanks to both for stepping forward!!
hermanMarilyn Herman has volunteered to coordinate our club’s presence at the Sunday La Jolla Farmers Market. Sundays, 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Marilyn will coordinate shifts and staffing for the LJDC “register to vote” table. She is in need of the following help; someone to store and set up the table/umbrella, and six to eight volunteers to take shifts. Thanks to Jeanne Eigner for donating tables and to Marilyn for aquiring an umbrella and banner. Contact Marilyn at

Rita Lim-Wiley has volunteered to provide name badges/calling cards for LJDC members. Stay tuned as the process unfolds. Thanks to Rita!
She has also volunteered to organize an informal “Meet and Greet” for our members sometime in the fall. Stay tuned… Thanks, again, to Rita!

LJDC Membership count has reached 163. Carolyn Shadle sent the list of our members into the San Diego Democratic County Headquarters. Upon verification, we will be awarded as many as 8 delegates to the Democratic District Committee.

Bob Scott and Fred Randel have been trained as Gay Pride Parade safety trainers. (See details below about the July 15 parade.)  We are entitled to 25 persons in the Parade per each safety trainee. That means we could have 50 marchers!  Plan on being one of them, now!

Derek Casady reports on a future opportunity to create a club platform.
At the last meeting of the Council of Democratic Clubs it was suggested that clubs develop a platform for their club.  This can be done any way the club chooses. After the Council has all the platform planks it will put them together in a questionnaire that will be given to candidates so we can learn their stands on the issues before we consider their endorsements.  Stay tuned for a date in the fall for our club to develop our platform.


What Can We Do?

Resist and Persist Resources
Since the election of President Trump multiple resources have become available to help you Resist and Persist. See our LJDC Resources web page to help streamline your calling. Note, particularly, three new resources:, and text 50409

Help the Cause – Member suggested ways to advance our work – More Ideas – or contact


Members Out and About

Send in your photos and news to!!

Member Out at the SD Climate Mobilization Rally in Liberty Station on June 27th and About.

Peter Meisen (with Derek and Nancy Casady

Derek Casady

Samantha Hurst helped to register voters after the Naturalization Ceremony on June 21.

Carolyn Shadle, along with member, Marianne Kocks, and a full theater of supporters, attended the Planned Parenthood fundraiser at THE LOT in La Jolla, organized by IndivisibleLJPB.

Carolyn joined Joe LaCava at the rally.

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Marcia Bookstein and Vera Moldt

Claire Richmond, John Meyer and Marianne Kocks

Samantha Hurst attended the “Ready to Run” workshop for people considering running for office. The workshop sponsors included Run Women Run, San Diego NOW and the National Women’s Political Caucus CA. She wrote: The “Ready to Run” all-day workshop was an excellent opportunity to learn from elected officials and campaign staff experts about running for political office; regulations and rules of campaign finance and accountability; and designing an authentic brand as a confident and capable woman!

Marty Mashoufi and Carolyn Shadle joined the rally prior to the SD City Council vote that prevents a special election for the “Soccer City” proposal. It can now be put on the November 2018 ballot, providing time for other proposals to be considered.

Congratulations to Samantha Hurst for her appointment by City Councilperson Barbara Bry to the San Diego City Human Relations Commission.

It’s Time to Renew Your La Jolla Democratic Club Membership for 2017.
You can send your check NOW by mail to:
LJDC, P.O. Box 288
La Jolla, CA 92038
or join online, click the JOIN button, submit the form and mail your check.The dues are: $25 for individuals, $35 for household, $50 Sustain, and $100 Patron, $5 student.