May 23rd Program

Attorney and award-winning investigative journalist John Mattes will be our guest speaker. John has conducted an investigation into how a local Bernie Sanders support Facebook group was targeted by Russian propagandists delivering “fake news” detrimental to Hillary Clinton. The goal was to disenfranchise Bernie Sanders supporters so that they would not vote for Clinton.  This fascinating story was featured on the  Rachel Maddow show, in the Huffington Post and several other publications.  Don’t miss an opportunity to hear this captivating presentation!

John Mattes is the founder of Investigativeguy.com and has exposed numerous scams which have been shut down by law enforcement. John has won 5 Emmys, an Edward R. Murrow Award, and a Golden Mike.

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Social 6:30 p.m.

Program 7:00 p.m.

Meetings are open to the public.

 

April 25 Program

Refugees and Immigration

The current federal administration is seeking bans on refugees and immigration — causing hate, fear, and uncertainty. San Diego County accepts more refugees than any other county in California, approximately 1,000 per year, and is home to some of the largest Somali, Syrian and Iraqi populations in the U.S.

Our speakers will be Mustafa Dib and Dhaha Nur from PANA and Ginger Jacobs, noted San Diego Immigration Attorney.

Pana (Partnership for the Advancement of New Americans) is a research, public policy, and community organizing hub dedicated to advancing the full economic, social and civil inclusion of refugees. Mustafa is a native of Syria and resettled with his family in San Diego in 2015. He currently works as a community organizer for PANA. Dhaha is from Somalia.

 

 

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Ginger Jacobs is the founder and managing partner of Jacobs & Schlesinger LLP. Ms. Jacobs practices all areas of immigration law but is best known for her work with vulnerable populations.gingerjacobs

 

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Come join us for an interesting and educational meeting.

Social 6:30 p.m.

Progran 7:00 p.m.

Meetings are open to the public.

 

 

 

March 28 Meeting- Councilmember Chris Ward

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Our new City Councilmember Chris Ward will share his experience on his “first 100 days in office” with Q and A to follow. This will be Councilmember Chris Ward’s first formal appearance as our representative for district 3 at our club and it should be a fun and interesting evening!  Bring your questions for Chris.

Social 6:30-7:00 p.m. Meeting starts at 7:00 p.m.

 

What Can We do About Climate Change?

Come join us Tuesday, February 28

6:30 PM Social, 7:00 Program

The rapid warming of the earth has been defined as the leading environmental issue facing us and the world today. We are fortunate to have two different campaigns leading the struggle on climate change in San Diego, and both will be available to speak to us at our February meeting. The San Diego Climate Mobilization Coalition is headed up by Derek and Nancy Casady. Derek is president of the La Jolla Democratic Club and Nancy recently retired after 20 years as the Ocean Beach’s Co-op general manager.  Citizen’s Climate Lobby will also speak to us and will be represented by retired attorney Carl Yaeckel.

These two dedicated efforts have different approaches to dealing with Climate Change. You will not only learn about the dangers of Climate Change but you will learn what you can do to help!

Uptown Democratic Club Meeting

Come join us Tuesday January 24

6:30 p.m. social- 7:00 p.m. program

 

Two programs: first, a joint program with Nisa Marks, Operations Manager for the San Diego County Democratic Party and Jose Caballero, former City Council candidate for District 7 and  President of the Progressive Democratic Club.  “How did Democrats do locally in the last election and what are the San Diego County Democratic Party plans for 2017.”
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Second, a forum on Uptown goals for 2017.  Make sure to attend so you can have a say on what our club works on for 2017.
 
New members are always welcome. 
 
Joyce Beers Community Center,
1220 Cleveland Ave, San Diego 92103
The Joyce Beers Community Room is located in the Ralphs Shopping Center,  across the street from Trader Joe’s and between Panera Bread and the Aladdin Mediterranean Grill restaurants.