Change is Afoot

Democrats for Equality, I am going to be frank with you. When it looked like I was going to be given the honor of serving as your president I dreaded the challenge. It is truly a daunting task to take the helm of a club with such history, with such …

When We Fight, We Win

Gov. Jerry Brown signs historic minimum wage bill into law Today capped off a seminal fight for income inequality. Monday morning, California Governor Jerry Brown signed a comprehensive bill (SB3, Mark Leno) that will raise the state’s minimum wage to $15 per hour by the year 2022. Earlier in the …

DFE President’s Inaugural Address

DFE President’s Inaugural Addressed delivered to the San Diego Democrats for Equality on March 24th, 2016. (Edited for website) My name is Will Rodriguez-Kennedy and I’m a recovering former Republican. Over four years ago I ceremonially became a Democrat at a meeting of this very club. The truth is the …

Clown Cars and Illusionists

The San Francisco Democratic Party has a brilliant idea. On Thursday, August 6th, they’re having a Republican Debate and Circus Watch Party. The folks in San Francisco know the horrified fascination children and thinking adults have when the clowns start spilling out of the small car and pull out their …

Not Here…Not Now…Not Smart – ALEC

Once upon a time, there lived (because corporate influence peddlers are people too) a group of mega-corporations called ALEC. ALEC felt that things would go much better if the people’s representatives didn’t strain their pretty brains and just let ALEC write the laws. So the corporate prison management companies wrote …

Endorsement Procedures Clarifications

Recent Endorsement procedure changes by the California Democratic Party have required changes to the Club’s By-Laws to clearly specify the Club’s procedures.   Compliance with State/County Democratic Party 1. Article VIII, Section 8, strike (incorporated in new Article IX below) 2. Article VIII, Section 9, rename Article VIII Section 8 …

Happy Equal Pay Day!

Sounds like something we should be celebrating, right? Not really. Today – April 14, 2015 – is the day when the “average” woman, starting from January 1, 2014, earns enough to equal the amount the “average” man earned in calendar year 2014. So it’s only 1/3 of a year longer. …