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 Secretary of State
  • Tony Thurmond for Supt. of Public Instruction
  • Fiona Ma for State Treasurer

Congratulations to longtime club member Bob Jellison on receiving the Region 20 Volunteer of the Year Award!

Bob is also a former Chair of the San Diego County Democratic Party, and served our country honorably in the U.S. Navy, retiring in 1975 with the rank of Captain.

CDP Regional Director Craig Roberts presented the award on stage during Sunday’s General Session.

Congratulations again Bob!

Of course, I wouldn’t be able to finalize a report from the CDP Convention without recognizing our Club President, Will Rodriguez-Kennedy — and his notable election as President of California Young Democrats.

Will is the first CYD President from San Diego in nearly three decades. Feel free to check out his speech from General Session on our Facebook page. Club member Jennifer Sosa was also elected as Vice President of Operations within CYD.

Congratulations again to Will and Sosa!

Speaking of Sosa, she is also the Western Regional Field Director for the DCCC this election cycle. In her efforts to help flip the U.S. House of Representatives away from Trump Republicans, she is hosting DCCC University in Anaheim NEXT TUESDAY — March 6th.

DCCC-U is an unpaid training program for those interested in learning skills that may be useful for future employment with campaigns, state parties, or other political actors. Acceptance into the program is not an offer of employment with DCCC.

Finally, Dr. Jen Campbell is making house calls — meaning she is out knocking on doors and talking to voters in City Council District 2. We have a real opportunity to flip this council district and defeat 8-year Trump Republican incumbent Lorie Zapf.

Dr. Jen’s campaign is hosting a walk and BBQ lunch this Saturday, March 3rd from 11am to 2pm at NTC Liberty Station. Democrats for Equality is co-hosting along with the Clairemont Democratic Club, so we’d love a strong showing for our endorsed candidate! If you’d like to join the club this weekend, RSVP with Emily Bonner at 858-740-7452.

Let’s rock!

Ryan Trabuco
Vice President for Resource Development
San Diego Democrats for Equality