Post-Convention Highlights

Democrats for Equality, Hope some of you were able to enjoy the festivities at last weekend’s California Democratic Party Convention! The CDP issued endorsements in some of the statewide races, which also include our club’s endorsed candidates: Betty Yee for State Controller Ricardo Lara for Insurance Commissioner Alex Padilla for …

Club Member Highlight: Larry Baza

Larry Baza is a professional arts administrator with 41 years of experience advocating for the arts at the local, state, and national level. He was recently named Vice Chair of the California Arts Council, and was appointed by then-Assembly Speaker Toni Atkins in 2016. He is the immediate past Chair …

Todd Gloria’s New Role in the Assembly

Democrats for Equality, Earlier this week, something big happened that you may not have noticed. Our very own Assemblymember Todd Gloria added a new title to his resume and was named Interim Speaker Pro Tempore of the California State Assembly. What does this mean? What does this do? It means …

Club Member Highlight: Georgette Gómez

Georgette Gómez is the daughter of working class immigrants, and learned at an early age the importance of giving back to the community and helping those less fortunate. After attending Serra High, she earned a B.A. in Environmental and Natural Resource Geography from San Diego State University, and worked to …

Holiday Party Details!

Democrats for Equality, Our annual Holiday Party is coming up NEXT SATURDAY! It’s potluck time, so join us Saturday, December 9 from 6-9pm at the home of Susan Guinn and Denice Feldhaus. Please RSVP and let us know which dish you’d like to share on this form. We are excited …

Club Member Highlight: Jess Durfee

Jess Durfee has been engaged in Democratic Party politics and LGBT activism for over 30 years, the past 22 of those in San Diego. Jess currently serves as the Chair of the Western Region Caucus of the Democratic National Committee (DNC). He was elected to the Democratic National Committee in …

Yes, They Did! The First Transgender Elected Officials

Democrats for Equality, Last night was beyond historic. Pundits in Virginia were saying that Ralph Northam recorded the biggest Democratic win in over 30 years, and the record-breaking seats that were flipped was the most in over a century! New Jersey wasn’t even close. Democrats won (and ousted) Republicans in …

Club Member Highlight: Jamie Quient

Recently, Jamie was featured in a high-profile San Diego Union-Tribune article regarding her extensive work helping victims of human trafficking. Jamie founded the nonprofit Free to Thrive which helps provide free legal service to victims and survivors of human trafficking. She was a civil litigation attorney at Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves …