ALSO TOMORROW: Elevate Chardá Virtual Rally

Reminder: Show up for Chardá Virtual Rally hosted by Dem Clubs

Elevate Chardá: Virtual Rally by Democratic Clubs

Zoom registration link:

At the February 23rd, 2021 La Mesa-Spring Valley School Board virtual meeting on the topic of hybrid school reopening School Board Vice President Chardá Bell-Fontenot called for the district to consider the difference in risks of COVID-19 impacts to households of color and teachers in the district and called on her colleagues to recognize their privilege. Since then right-wing political radicals have spurred media outlets to cover her statements without providing appropriate context. Exclusively highlighting criticisms of her tone, choice of words, and racial division rather than the disparities she was calling attention to. This has caused Board Vice President Bell-Fontenot to begin receiving calls for resignation from the La Mesa-Spring Valley School Board as well as racist and hateful messages which included multiple death threats.

Now it's time for us to stand in solidarity and #ShowUpForCharda. 

Hosted by (partial list):
Dr. M. L. King, Jr. Dem Club
Blue Dream Democrats
Clairemont Democratic Club
South Bay Young Democrats
East County Young Democrats
University City Democratic Club
Imperial Beach Democratic Club
AAPI Democratic Club San Diego
San Diego Democrats for Equality
Eastlake - Bonita Democratic Club
San Diego County Young Democrats
San Diego Progressive Democratic Club
San Diego Democratic Education Alliance
Spring Valley - Lemon Grove Democratic Club
Democratic Woman's Club of San Diego County
Veterans Democratic Club of San Diego County
(and growing!)

Council of Clubs Agenda

  • Welcome new club presidents and clubs

  • Announcements from elected officials/Party officers

  • Club Development Committee Introductions

  • Topics for Future Meetings

  • Brief Zoom Training: How to Set Up Recurring Meetings, Registration

  • Brief Google Calendar Training: Editing Club Events on Party Calendar

  • Club Planning & Goals Tracking

  • Other announcements

  • Reminders/Homework

  • Adjourn

Register for Council of Clubs Zoom Meetings

Register in advance for this meeting:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting via computer, tablet, smart phone, or regular phone.

If you have any problems please email

Last Month’s Meeting

We elected the Escondido Young Democrats as the San Diego County Democratic Party Club of the Year!

Watch the full meeting on YouTube:

Club Development Committee

In January, one member from each Area, and two At-Large members were elected to serve on the Club Development Committee.

Director of Clubs: Codi Vierra

  • University City Dems, UCHS Dems*, SD County Young Dems, Dems for Environmental Action, Dem Education Alliance*, Canyon Crest Academy* (Rob), Coronado High* (Anna)

Metro West Area: Indroneal Banerjee

  • Black Mountain, Clairemont, La Jolla, Pacific Beach, Point Loma, San Diego Downtown, Uptown, AAPI (MW), American Muslim (MW)

North Coastal Area: Rob Howard

  • Carmel Valley, DEMCCO, Vista, Encinitas & North Coast, Oceanside, Rancho Santa Fe, Torrey Pines, Iranian-American (NC), Veterans Democratic Club, North County Young Dems*, Mission Vista High*, Canyon Crest Academy*

North Inland Area: Justin Domicello

  • 92127, Escondido Dems, Escondido Young Dems, Fallbrook, Poway, Rancho Bernardo, Rancho Peñasquitos, San Marcos, Valley Center, Hidden Valley — Escondido*

East Area: Kyra Greene

  • East County Dems, La Mesa-Foothills, Spring Valley/Lemon Grove, East County Young Dems*, Martin Luther King Jr. Dems, Dem Woman’s Club

South Area: Anna Webb

  • Chula Vista, Coronado Dems, Eastlake-Bonita, Imperial Beach, Oak Tree Dems, Coronado High*

At-Large: Katie Meyer

  • Blue Dream, Dems for Peace in the Middle East, Labor, Progressive, We The People, YIMBY, Dems for Equality

At-Large: Jehoan Espinoza (Young Dems)

  • Latina Dems, South Bay Young Dems, East County Young Dems*, UCSD, SDSU*, PLNU*, Mission Vista High*

Future Meeting Topics

What topics are you most interested in hearing about at future Council of Clubs meetings? Let us know!

Proposed Meeting Topics Form

Results (so far):

  • Member recruitment, retention, & tracking (14)

  • Club engagement & activities (13)

  • Recruiting students/young people (13)

  • Fundraising: asking for donations, sponsorships, grants, events (11)

  • CA Democratic Party structure (11)

  • Anti-bias training (11)

  • Voter outreach/Grassroots Organizing (GO) Team (10)

  • Endorsement meetings: why, Party rules, best practices (10)

  • Club bylaws, Robert’s Rules of Order, and minutes (10)

  • Club website (10)

  • Discussing/addressing Gavin Newsom recall (10)

LinkTree: Council of Clubs Links and Resources

Check out top links and resources at

LinkTree (, (as well as alternatives like, is a great way to put all of your important links in one place — like a website, but simpler.

It’s used frequently for social media, especially for Instagram which doesn’t allow links in posts. You can put your club website on your LinkTree/ as well as links to articles or other sources to make it easy for people looking at your posts to find the article/link you’re talking about.

Recurring Zoom Links for Club Meetings


The Club or Coalition shall meet individually at least once quarterly and for all endorsement votes and all meeting dates, times, and locations shall be provided to the SDCDP at least fourteen (14) days prior to the meeting for publication on the SDCDP website. A copy of the notice, agenda, and minutes for business meetings or endorsement meetings shall be supplied via email to the Director of Clubs and the SDCDP.

We’d like to encourage everyone to use a recurring Zoom meeting link for your club so we can add the link in the Party Calendar, which is easier than updating it once a month with a new link.

You can have a recurring meeting and still require registration (if desired), and either automatically or manually approve registrations. You can have them register for each meeting, or once for all meetings where they can use the same personal link every month.

You can still extract attendance records, as Zoom provides a report per meeting.

We used this method all of 2020 for the Council of Clubs and Club Development Committee meetings, and it has worked well. If you need help setting this up, please reach out for assistance.

Party Calendar

If you provided a Gmail address when re-chartering, you are able to edit your club’s meeting entries on the Party Calendar, on which the club is setup with a recurring meeting. You can edit just one occurrence, or the complete series. You can add details of the agenda to each meeting, or change the date and time as required. If you need help, please reach out for assistance.

And as a reminder, if you change your meeting date, time, or location (Zoom link), you must update the calendar item yourself, or email so SDCDP staff can do it.

If you don’t yet have access to edit your club’s Google calendar item, please email and provide the email address you want to use so SDCDP staff can assist you.

Sunday, March 21st: CDP Region 20 Meeting & CDP Officer Candidate Forum

Tentative Schedule:

  • 2:30pm: Zoom opens

  • 3:00pm: Land acknowledgment

  • 3:05pm - 3:25pm: Business

  • CDP Officer Forum

    • 3:25pm: Controller

    • 3:50pm: Secretary

    • 4:15pm: Other than Female Vice Chair

    • 4:40pm: Female Vice Chair

    • 5:05pm: Chair

Zoom registration link:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

TOMORROW, Sat, March 20th: SDCPD presents: Dems Got Talent

The San Diego County Democratic Party is hosting a Dems Got Talent virtual fundraiser after Council of Clubs on Saturday, March 20th at 1:00 PM.

General tickets start at $25, and $15 for students. VIP tickets for $50 will include an afterparty with the contestants, and local elected officials and guests will enjoy an exclusive performance from the winner. Support your fellow Democrats and friends and get your tickets now at

For questions, please contact:
Andrea Duran Aydoğan
Director of Operations
San Diego County Democratic Party
3934 Murphy Canyon Rd., Suite B103, San Diego, CA 92123 | (858) 277-3367

Volunteer and Support SDRRN Migrant Shelter


The San Diego Rapid Response Network Migrant Shelter is operating out of four hotel sites, which has been very challenging, and have been actively working with the State of California to condense operations into one hotel site. With the increased arrivals of migrants seeking asylum this month we have a larger number of shelter guests in our care. To increase our capacity and efficiently do our work across multiple locations, a competent and dependable volunteer team is essential. 

We need your help to recruit passionate individuals who understand the importance of our work together. Volunteers often become the heart of our work -- hopefully, you know someone who will see this as a rewarding way to Do Good. Please help us promote the following openings -- more information on all are at:   All positions will require adherence to our COVID-19 protocols for the safety of our clients, staff, and other volunteers. 

On-Call Airport/Greyhound Guide

Help families navigate the ins and outs of transportation by serving as a guide! Guides are responsible for picking up families from their respective hotels, helping them print their boarding tickets, and escorting families through the airport or greyhound station until they are at their boarding gate. Positions available 7 days a week!

On-Call Medical Advocate

In this role, volunteers help drive family members to their medical appointments and provide a follow-up report to the shelter manager with any updates or future appointments made. Due to COVID, volunteers need to remain in their vehicle during the appointment or provide a phone number for nurses to call when the appointment is complete. As an advocate, you have the opportunity to ensure that families are treated with dignity and respect while navigating the medical system and serve as a reminder that they are not alone.

Shelter Courier

Help us pack and deliver meal and hygiene kits! Shelter Couriers are responsible for putting together bags of hygiene items, food, and other supplies at our shelter and delivering them outside hotel doors (contactless) to ensure that families get the resources they need while in our care. 

We’re Hiring

Check out the staff positions we have open: 
Shelter Volunteer Coordinator
Shelter Program Assistant
Shelter Manager
Shelter Logistics Specialists
Bilingual Case Managers

Thank you in advance for your critical support,

Norma Chavez Peterson 
SDRRN Steering Committee Member