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State of the Tenant Movement – Why Do So Many Democrats Vote the Wrong Way? (tags)
Tenants Together, California's statewide organization for renters' rights, is working to empower tenants across the state. Our current campaign fights back against security deposit theft.
San Diego Queer Democrats Reject Progressive, Endorse Moderate for Congress (tags)
The San Diego Democrats for Equality, a predominantly Queer Democratic party club, decisively rejected the Congressional candidacy of progressive former Assemblymember Lori Saldaña at its regular meeting January 26. Instead they endorsed moderate Scott Peters on the ground that he'd be a better "fit" for the district, could raise more money and would have a better shot at unseating Republican incumbent Brian Bilbray.
Health Care for the 99% (tags)
Activists march for healthcare reform with mock funeral procession, representing those who died from insurance denials.
Queer Democrats’ Surprising Lieutenant Governor Endorsement (tags)
The predominantly Queer San Diego Democratic Club made a surprising choice in the June 8 Democratic primary for lieutenant governor. San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom became a nationwide hero to the Queer community in February 2004 when he unilaterally ordered city officials to grant marriage licenses to same-sex couples, but the club rejected him in favor of Los Angeles City Councilmember Janice Hahn. Members’ concerns about Newsom included his less than progressive stands on economic issues, his notoriously messy personal life, his potentially rocky relationship with presumed Democratic gubernatorial nominee Jerry Brown, and the risks of going into a statewide election with two white men at the top of the ticket against likely Republican nominees Meg Whitman for governor and Abel Maldonado for lieutenant governor.
Queer Democrats Split on Lieutenant Governor, Attorney General, School Board (tags)
The predominantly Queer San Diego Democratic Club strongly supported Hector de la Torre for insurance commissioner, Tom Torklason for state superintendent of education and Mona Rios for National City city council — but they were unable to reach consensus on lieutenant governor and attorney general. Faced with two weak Democratic candidates for lieutenant governor — a Los Angeles city councilmember and a state legislator with a long voting record against marriage equality — the club held off in hopes San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom will run.
Sit-in at CIGNA insurance, 10am Wednesday, 10/28 (tags)
Citizens and health care providers participate in Sit-in, risk arrest at the CIGNA health insurance office in Glendale Sit-in is part of a national mobilization to end insurance abuse and win health care for all; Matt Hendrickson, MD MPH, will risk arrest for health care for all
San Diego Queer Democrats Endorse Beach Booze Ban (tags)
The predominantly Queer San Diego Democratic Club voted September 25 to endorse Proposition 4 on the November 4 ballot in the city of San Diego, which would make the temporary ban on alcohol consumption at city beaches permanent. Opponents have argued that the ban is an attack on individual freedom, but the club rejected that argument and instead supported beach-area residents who say the ban has improved their quality of life.
Report Back/Photos: Green Resolutions Ride (part 1) (tags)
Now that I've gone riding with a group and have learned something about integrating with autos, I feel much more confident about making longer trips on my own.
S.F. Assemblymember Leno Speaks on Same-Sex Marriage (tags)
San Francisco Assemblymember Mark Leno was the keynote speaker at the predominantly Queer San Diego Democratic Club's Freedom Banquet fundraiser October 6. He talked about the bill for marriage equality for same-sex couples he's pushed through the California legislature twice, the likelihood that Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger will veto it (as he did in 2005) and the various radical-Right initiative proposals to ban marriage for same-sex couples in California forever.
The Call to Drive Out the Bush Regime (tags)
The Call that started it all
Nov. 2 "Drive Out the Bush Regime" Gets Major Endorsements (tags)
Howard Zinn, Code Pink, Mumia Abu-Jamal are among those endorsing day of walk outs and mobilizations Nov 2, anniversary of Bush's "re"-election, to drive his regime out of office. Local actions are along Wilshire Bl - noon to 8 pm.
Take to the Street Tonight for Equal Rights - Protest Arnold's Veto (tags)
Emergency Response to Arnold's veto of Same Sex Marriage
Transgenders Lack Access to Proper Health Care (tags)
Transgenders discuss how the health care system falls short of their needs.
Transitioning Health Care (tags)
Town Hall Meeting on healthcare and coverage for transgender people
Please lobby NOW on AB 2949 (Loni Hancock Public Campaign $)!!! (tags)
We need to lobby our state legislators immediately to get the public campaign financing bill amended so it doesn't discriminate against third parties!
Bechtel Gives to Democrats & Republicans (tags)
Bechtel Group, Inc., an engineering and construction firm just awarded a contract to build in Iraq, gives to both Democrats and Republicans.