Dave Roberts
for County Supervisor of District 3

Patrick Malloy
for House Representative of Congressional District 50

Andrew Masiel
for CA State Assembly District 75

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Reminder! General Membership Team Meeting

We are holding a member meeting this month. Please be sure to join us as we thank our brave candidates for running, debrief the election, and celebrate victories.
Saturday, November 12, 2016
10:00am Networking
10:30am Program & Updates
12:00pm Adjourn
Escondido Chamber of Commerce, 720 N. Broadway, Escondido 92025.

Refreshments will be served.

County Supervisor Debate featuring Dave Roberts & Kristin Gaspar

Time: Monday, October 10th, 2016, 6 PM
Place: Escondido Center for the Arts, 340 N Escondido BLVD., Escondido, CA 92025

We are having our GO Team kick off this Saturday! 
(following our Escondido Democratic Club monthly meeting!
Saturday, October 8, 2016)
Escondido  Democratic Club Meeting & Elections
Saturday, October 8, 2016, 10am to 11:30am
Location: Escondido Chamber of Commerce,  720 N Broadway, Escondido, CA 92025
Escondido Grassroots Organizing (GO) Team Kickoff 
Saturday, October 8, 2016, 11:30am to 12:30pm
Location: Escondido Chamber of Commerce,  720 N Broadway, Escondido, CA 92025
The GO Team is a proven outreach operation that works precinct-by-precinct, block-by-block, door-to-door, person-to-person to increase voter turnout.
Interested in joining? Email EscondidoDems@gmail.com or call 760-705-4060

The Mira Mesa Library will host a town council candidate forum
between incumbent Dave Roberts and challenger Kristin Gaspar.
Dave is asking for all his supporters to show up!

When:  Monday, September 12, 7 pm
Where: Mira Mesa Library
8405 New Salem Street, San Diego, CA

For more info, call Jon at (619) 564-9439

The Escondido Democratic Club gives people in the Escondido and North San Diego County area a chance to discuss issues, talk to candidates and office-holders, and work to elect Democrats to to local, state, and national offices.

 Join us for our next general meeting on September 10th!
Our club meets on the second Saturday of every month at the Escondido Chamber of Commerce. 

10am to 10:30am – Light breakfast and networking
10:30am-Noon – Program w/ guest speakers and local club announcements.

Guest speaker to be announced soon!

INFO: EscondidoDems@gmail.com or 760-705-4060

Don’t Miss the Biggest Event Before the Election!

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Hear ye, hear ye, Escondido Democrats!  EDC needs your support to make this fundraiser a success! Try your luck at winning great prizes, to win Democratic victories. Democratic candidates will need more than just a little luck to win in November!  They need your support, so joining us at Masquerade Casino Night is a win-win for everyone.

Join us Saturday, August 13, at 6:00 p.m. at the California Center for the Arts, 340 N Escondido Blvd, Escondido, CA 92025.

Enjoy casino fun, a silent auction, and food and beverages in the beautiful Escondido Center for the Arts, all for $100 a person. Get into the spirit by wearing your own mask creation! Purchase tickets here!

Please bring a friend and join us in support of our North County Democratic candidates for Congress, state legislature, city councils, school boards, and other local offices, where they will enact our Democratic values into policies that change lives.”

Pat Coony on “Economic Inequity:
The Decline of the Middle Class”

PatCoonytalk2Pat Coony, a retired Administrative Law Judge for State of California, was the speaker for the EDC meeting on June 11. The title of his talk is “Economic Inequity: the decline of the middle class”, which attracted a full house of audiences. Judge Cooney, introduced by Margaret Liles, addressed the current economic picture in our country and put it in historical perspective.

Cooney has his own website NEWSBATCH. He is on the Board of the League of Women Voters, and an advocate of education as the basis of political action.

PatCoonytalk3He is the creator of an online public policy site – newsbatch.com. An active member of the League of Women Voters (LWV), he’s most interested in the relationship between human nature and political outcomes and prefers to analyze history and current events through this perspective. He strongly believes that we have the opportunity to create societies that are far more universally satisfying than those which we have been living with.

Escondido Democrats Remember Our Fallen Heroes

Pat Molloy and Tom Cowan presenting EDC’s wreath at the Memorial Day Service.

“On this Memorial Day, as in the past, we fly the flag proudly and decorate the graves of the fallen. And as we honor their memory and show appreciation for their sacrifices, let us cherish the freedom they paid for with their blood and vow that we never send our men and women into harm’s way without the equipment, numerical strength and rules of engagement they need to get the job done and come home safely.”

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Above are Andrew Masiel, who is running for the CA State Assembly District 75, and his wife in the Valley Center Democratic Club parade float in Valley Center Memorial Day Parade on May 28.

J.F. Kelly, a resident of Coronado, is a retired Navy captain who commanded three San Diego-based ships and a naval laboratory. Read his full commentary here.

Democrats North Inland Campaign Office Grand Opens

DaveRoberts3Above, Dave Roberts, the incumbent San Diego County Supervisor representing District 3, spoke to his supporters at the grand opening of the San Diego County Democratic Party North Area Inland Campaign Office at 1110 W Valley Pkwy, Escondido. Please volunteer to help.
MalloyMassiel Photo to the left: Patrick Malloy (center) and his wife (right) talking to former Mayor of Escondido, Jerry Harmon. Malloy is running for US House Representative of District 50. Photo on the right: Andrew Masiel and his wife. Masiel is running for CA State Assembly of District 75.

Anne Olmsted talked “Money in Politics”

AnneOlmstedSpeakAnne Omsted from the League of Women Voters (LWV) North County San Diego spoke on “Money in Politics” at the May 14, 2016 EDC meeting. Mrs. Olmstead detailed the facts about money in politics, including Citizens United, and the resulting Pacs and Super Pacs. Some important data compares the amount of money donated, state-by-state. California leads the way, having donated $67 million to this campaign cycle. The runners-up are Texas, New York, and Florida. That is a challenge for us to face. An unanticipated consequence of Citizens’ United is that candidates can be targeted by donations made to a more “harmless” Pacs and Super Pacs. Public dissatisfaction over individuals making huge donations has resulted in these donations now being hidden in donations to Pacs which do not disclose those donors. meeting0514 A study on public policy studies where the candidates gave support, it found that there is a “misalignment” between corporations (lobbyists) and the resulting support of those ideas over the interests of the constituents. Policy points (from LWV) 1. How can we regulate donations? 2. Do 1st Amendment Rights overshadow other guarantees in the Constitution (Amendment 14) Voter suppression can not be allowed! 3. Who can express opinions in media – individuals? Corporations? 4. Can we get transparency about donations? Do we know asap, or after an election? 5. Are there remedies to the “misalignment” of elected officials relationship with big donors over constituents? meeting514

Toni Atkins Spoke at Lake San Marcos Democratic Club
Toni Atkins was the first lawmaker from San Diego to be elected Speaker. She is currently representing the 78th district. Atkins is running for the state senate and is endorsed by San Diego County Central Committee. She was the guest speaker for the May 14 meeting of Lake San Marcos Democratic Club. More than 100 people showed up to hear from the former California State Assembly Speaker.

Kentucky Derby Party Winners

KentukeyWinnerPictured to the left: Kentucky Derby Horse Bet Winner: Pam Bland from Lake San Marcos Democratic Club. She donated the winning award cash back to EDC club. Thanks, Pam! Pictured below: Winners of the Derby Hat Contest. From left: Marilyn (2nd), Betty (3rd) and Richard (1st) Powers. Get your creative juice flowing and bet on a winning star; be sure to join us for the fun next year!HatWinner

The challenges are great for us as a club, and as Democrats in a presidential election year. We look forward to working together in a show of unified commitment to promote the values that bind us as a political family.

CONTACT US 760-705-4060