*UPDATED* CANCELLED: April Council of Clubs Meeting, Upcoming Events

April Council of Clubs meeting cancelled, BAPAC SD Event April 17th, Progressive Labor Summit April 17th, LWVSD #StopAAPIHate Event featuring Judy Ki

CANCELLED: April Council of Clubs Meeting

Due to limited availability for folks both on the 17th and 18th, we’ve cancelled the April Council of Clubs meeting. We’ll see you on May 15th!

BAPAC San Diego Meet & Greet with SD Elected Official Black Staffers

Saturday, April 17th, 12:00 PM

Get details and how to join at SDBAPACMeet.com!

4th Annual Progressive Labor Summit – Saturday, April 17th, 9 AM - 5 PM

Tickets are now on sale for the 2021 Progressive Labor Summit. You can register and read more about this year’s amazing line-up of panelists and the discussions they’ll be engaging in here:https://www.eventbrite.com/e/progressive-labor-summit-2021-tickets-145337192455

Also, scholarships are available for anyone who needs help with the registration fee. Please emailinfo@progressivelaboralliance.org or carol@sdbuildingtrades.comfor more information about getting a scholarship for your registration.

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/452262152820507

League of Women Voters of SD Event: Confronting Racism. Embracing Diversity.

Saturday, April 28th, 11:30 AM - 1 PM

A feminist view of our Asian American and Pacific Islander community’s history of discrimination at the intersection of misogyny and racism.

Featuring our own Judy Ki, founder of the AAPI Democratic Club!

Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/124652219638221

Register FREE on Eventbritehttps://www.eventbrite.com/e/confronting-racism-embracing-diversity-registration-149336331989

AD-79 special election

The special election to fill the Assembly District 79 seat took place last week on Tuesday, April 6th. 

As of Thursday, April 8th at 5 PM, there were 300 projected outstanding ballots, with the CDP-endorsed candidate, Dr. Akilah Weber, earning over a majority of votes cast, at 51.97%. Assuming this holds, there will be no run-off in June.

You can view the unofficial election results here:

Congratulations to Dr. Akilah Weber! Watch her Election Night video here:

Register for Council of Clubs Zoom Meetings

Register in advance for Council of Clubs meetings:


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 clubs@sddemocrats.org.

March 20th Meeting Review

Brief trainings on recurring Zoom meetings and registration, editing club events on Party Google calendar, and club planning/goals tracking.

Watch the full meeting on YouTube:

Convention information:

Reminders for those who are CDP delegates:

  • In order for your CDP officer ballot to count (by mail, email, or phone), you must register for convention and pay your fee and 2021 dues by Wednesday, April 21st at 5pm: https://cdpconvention.org/register/. Hardship waivers are available through the delegate portal.

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 https://linktr.ee/demclubs.

LinkTree (linktr.ee), (as well as alternatives like Link.bio), 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/Linkin.bio 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 calendar@sddemocrats.org so SDCDP staff can do it.

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

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:  www.jfssd.org/helpnow   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