10:00am Networking10:30am Program, Speaker & Updates12:00pm AdjournWhere:Escondido Chamber of CommerceRefreshments will be served.
If you are new, come check us out! We welcome new guests and visitors. If you decide to join or renew, you can do so at the meeting.
Don’t Miss the Biggest Event Before the Election!
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”
Pat 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.
He 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
“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.”
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
Above, 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.
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”
Anne 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. 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?
Toni Atkins Spoke at Lake San Marcos Democratic Club 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
Pictured 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!
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.
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