Check On Your Strong Friends

Democrats for Equality,

It’s a crazy time for all of us, but I wanted to reach out and see how everyone is doing in this crazy new world we live in.

Yesterday, Councilmember Monica Montgomery announced that she was self-isolating and that her older cousin had passed away as a result from COVID-19.

Our thoughts are with Councilmember Montgomery and her family during this time, and we thank her for working tirelessly for our city.

If this Coronavirus pandemic has taught us anything — aside from best practices on crisis management — it’s probably the need to make sure we do our part to reach out and check-in with our friends and family.

Especially, our older club members.

Speaking of crisis management for a second, can we acknowledge the pro-active, life-saving work of Governor Gavin Newsom, Supervisor Nathan Fletcher, and Council President Georgette Gomez — such a stark contrast compared to Trump and his administration.

Please let me know if there’s anything you need: supplies, food, medicine, movie and binge-watching recommendations… on that note, I highly recommend “Knives Out” if you haven’t seen it — it was one of my favorite movies from last year.

Hopefully, none of you are lonely — but feel free to reach out if you’re feeling stir crazy.

Check on your strong friends.

Check on your quiet friends.

Check on your happy friends.

Check on your creative friends.

Check on each other.

Words to live by.

Love you all,

Ryan Trabuco
Club President
San Diego Democrats for Equality