Pride 2018 Thank You!

Democrats for Equality,

Wow — what a crazy, colorful last couple of days!

If you didn’t get a chance to check out the front page of Sunday’s Union-Tribune, you’ll notice our Pride contingent is prominently featured in all its’ amazing glory.

BIG THANK YOU to club member and organizer for the Scott Peters campaign, Charlie Brown, for organizing and leading our parade efforts this year!

Clearly, nearly all of our endorsed candidates showed up and marched loud and proud. Thank you to all of our amazing candidates and fellow Democratic clubs for marching with us this year — we promise next year will be event better!

Also, another BIG THANK YOU to our board member Rickie Brown for taking the lead of our booth at the Pride Festival. Our club members and a number of campaign volunteers helped staff the booth this year. Thank you to Brian Polejes and Edwin Lopez, as well as Temika Cooke for helping us out this year!

It wasn’t easy with a number of us in Oakland over the weekend for the California Democratic Party’s Executive Board meeting, but we made it work — and ended up on the front page of the Union-Tribune, so we’ll call that a win!

Also, another shout out to our annual Pride Kick-Off — it was an amazing success! This year, we partnered with the Association of Cannabis Professionals and IBEW Local 569. Thank you everyone who turned out — it was one of our best kick-off events for Pride ever!

Special thank you to the amazing staff and servers at FruitCraft! If you’ve never been, please treat yourself to an amazing location and fantastic wine selection — highly recommended!

Special shout out to our event sponsors…

Ruby Sponsor: IBEW Local 569

Platinum Sponsor: Association of Cannabis Professionals, San Diego County Building Trades, and SEIU Local 221

Gold Sponsors: State Senate President pro Tempore Toni Atkins, Congressman Scott Peters, and Assembly Majority Whip Todd Gloria.

In Solidarity,

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