January Club Meeting & ADEM Elections

Democrats for Equality, On Monday, January 7th, we welcomed our new statewide elected officials into office, including Governor Gavin Newsom, Lt. Governor Eleni Kounalakis, Treasurer Fiona Ma, Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara, and State Superintendent for Public Instruction Tony Thurmond. Controller Betty Yee and Secretary of State Alex Padilla were sworn-in to their second terms, and Attorney General Xavier Becerra was sworn-in …

Our Friend, Fentress

Wendell Fentress Ott September 21st, 1931 – May 3rd, 2018 Dear Democrats for Equality, I often think of our club as an extended family. The history that so many members have together, the relationships built in times of struggle and times of triumph run deep. That is why days like …

Fayaz Nawabi in The Washington Post

Democrats for Equality, “Nawabi, a 31-year-old candidate for San Diego City Council, supports almost everything that Trump opposes: He is pro-affordable housing, pro-environment, pro-immigrant and pro-refugee. That makes him part of the blue wave of new liberal candidates spurred to run by Trump’s election and policies. But Nawabi is also …

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 …

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 …

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 …