Chula Vista seeks public input on future bayfront parks in online survey

Chula Vista seeks public input on future bayfront parks in online survey
Ballots Drop Tuesday: Do You Have a Plan to Vote? | Progressive Activist Calendar October 5 -15, 2018
Traditionally media coverage of elections has focused on the actual election day. It’s time to dump that mindset. If the June primary was any indication (and it was), close to two-thirds of the electorate in San Diego will have already cast their vote before November 6.

Mail-in ballots are headed for the post office this weekend; people will receive them starting on Tuesday (Monday is a holiday). I’m told that most of the early returns from mail-in votes are from people who’d already made up their minds.

Chula Vista's bayfront master plan aims to transform the city's industrial coastline into a residential and recreational district. The plan envisions 70 acres of parkland, hotels, restaurants and retail space, and mixed-use offices.

I suspect many readers of this publication know who they’re going to vote for in the big name contests. I’m fairly certain many of those same folks don’t know who to vote for in the contest for San Diego Superior Court Office #37. If you were unhappy about Brett Kavanaugh, you might want to know about Gary Kreep.

City leaders and the Port of San Diego are taking feedback via an online survey regarding what features residents want to see included in the future Harbor and Sweetwater parks.

The San Diego Free Press voter guide will be published on this site on Monday. It covers 23 state and local ballot measures, statewide elected offices, local contests for Assembly and State Senate, area Congressional districts, County Supervisors districts, San Diego City Council seats, and a smattering of other races throughout the county with candidates we were able to identify as progressives. Each listing contains links for candidate’s websites, social media, and endorsements.

Learning about who and what to vote for doesn’t have to be a chore. Taking one hour out of your life in the next few weeks might someday make the difference on issues impacting your health, your professional and personal life, and the people you care for.

The good news here is there are relatively easy fixes for electoral uncertainty. First up, you need to know who and what will be on the ballot you’re going to cast.  View your sample ballot here by plugging in your address.

There are lots of websites with voter information.  Vote Smart offers up a wealth of information on elections anywhere in the country. Voter’s Edge (this the same as using the KPBS guide) allows you to plug in your address and see research on those candidates and propositions appearing on your ballot. The San Diego County Democratic Party has a handy-dandy printable PDF of their endorsements.

Getting out the vote is clearly the priority in this week’s calendar of events, as it should be. Ignore the polls and the trolls. Do your bit to make sure all your neighbors, friends, and family vote in the general election. I should also note that getting involved with campaigns as a volunteer is a great way to expand your circle of friends beyond social media.

Get your event listed in the SDFP Progressive Activist Calendar:  I try to list the next 10 days or so of mostly non-commercial events I think our readers might find of interest. I source my material from social media listings and press releases. Club meetings will be listed IF there are speakers and they are open to the public.

Democratic Candidates: I will list all non-fundraising events open to the general public. A listing does not imply endorsement. Events that are listed on Facebook as private or sold-out are not listed.  In cases where there are competing but similar events or campaigns of the progressive persuasion, I do my best to list everything.

October 5 BlueWave Postcard Slam 5.0 for Local Progressive Candidates Friday, October 5, 4:30pm Refill 3752 Park Boulevard For More Information

One thing we need to do to regain control of our country is to support progressive candidates up and down the ballot–all political positions matter!! Most of all, local & down-ballot races are often ignored & we need help to remind folks in San Diego to come out & vote for them as well.

Join us at Refill to support local and national progressives running for office up and down the ballot, all by writing postcards! PLEASE HELP US COMPLETE THESE POSTCARDS BY THE WEEKEND OF OCTOBER 6-7, BEFORE THE MAIL-IN BALLOTS GOES OUT ON OCTOBER 8TH.

—We’ll have postcards, suggested scripts, and pens. You write ’em, we stamp ’em. —Refill has spirits, coffee, tea, crepes–something for everyone. —All progressives welcomed!! You know that friend of yours who is concerned about the country, but doesn’t know what to do?? Bring them with you!!

Friday, October 5, 6pm 562 East Main Street (El Cajon) For More Information Hosted by James Elia For State Assembly in the 71st District

Friday, October 5, 6:30pm Pillars of the Community 6403 Imperial Avenue For More Information Hosted by Pillars of the Community San Diego

Join Nader C. Halawa, Political Director for United Domestic Workers of America / AFSCME Local 3930, to learn about the history of Labor in the United States.

October 6 North County Labor Mega Walk Saturday, October 6, 9am Pine Avenue Park 755 Chestnut Avenue (Carlsbad) For More Information  (RSVP) Hosted by San Diego Building & Construction Trades Council and IBEW Local 569

IBEW 569 Members: Join us to walk for our endorsed candidates in North County and our ballot initiatives. We’ll install yard signs, walk and talk with some of our neighbors and then conclude with lunch! Together, we’re going to win key elections to benefit our members and pipeline of work!

Saturday, October 6, 9:30am North Park Community Park Howard Ave Side For More Information  (RSVP) Hosted by Sean Elo for San Diego Community College Board 2018

Come help move National City Forward with the National City Progress Slate! Walk and Phonebank will be available!

We will be located by the corner of 20th and Newell street. Refreshments and snacks will be available.

Saturday, October 6, Starting at 11am All  Day Sunday, October 7 Multiple locations (See below) For More Information  (RSVP) Hosted by CYD South State and California Young Democrats

Saturday, October 6th: Inland Empire 10:00 AM – Rally @ Duck Pond, 28250 Ynez Rd, Temecula, CA 92591 11:30 AM – Canvass/Phonebank 6:00 PM – Temecula Valley Young Dems Launch Party @ Vindemia

Sunday, October 7th: South State 11:00 AM – Canvass Kick-Off @ 105 E Grand Ave, Escondido, CA 92025 TBD social in Escondido/San Diego

Saturday, October 6, 1oam Temecula Duck Pond 28250 Ynez Road For More Information  (RSVP) Hosted by Joy Silver for State Senate and 4 others

The California Young Democrats will be having an invasion in Temecula on the 6th. This means that CYD Members from all over the state will be coming to Temecula just to walk for our candidates! So let’s take advantage and turn this day into a day of action! This is the last weekend before mail-in ballots go out, so this is the perfect chance to get the word out! Join the rest of Temecula on this Day of Action! Ammar Campa-Najjar, Alan Geraci, and Joy Silver will be joining us for the rally and launch party!

Cohosted By: CYD Inland Empire,  Riverside County Young Dems, Ammar Campa-Najjar for Congress, , Alan Geraci for State Assembly, Joy Silver for State Senate, CYD Progressive Caucus, CYD Veterans Caucus

Saturday, October 6, 11am Worldbeat Cultural Center 2100 Park Boulevard (Balboa Park) For More Information (Tickets/Donation)Hosted by Slow Food URBAN San Diego

The Good Food Community Fair is Slow Food Urban San Diego’s largest annual event, bringing together the people and organizations desiring a Good, Clean & Fair food system. Come engage with us as we enjoy the culinary demos, family-friendly activities, expert panel discussions, garden activities, and of course…food!

This year, we want to bring attention to the consequences of biodiversity and habitat loss due to industrialized agricultural practices and discuss how regenerative agriculture can guide the restoration of our food system and environment.

Saturday, October 6, Noon University of San Diego 5998 Alcala Park For More Information (Tickets/Students Free) Hosted by Voice of San Diego

Politifest is a San Diego public affairs summit produced by Voice of San Diego. The event focuses on the issues and candidates that will dominate the November ballot. Well have a full schedule of debates, panels and one-on-one interviews with experts, and provide a platform for residents to raise their voices, ask tough questions and delve into important issues. Politifest serves as a crash course in politics and policy, and provides insights into how our local government works

Saturday, October 6, 10am Sunday, October 7, 10am Imperial Beach Library 810 Imperial Beach Boulevard For More Information Hosted by Marco Amaral for South Bay School District

Please join us October 6th and 7th as we walk for SBUSD students! We will meet at the Imperial Beach Library at 10:00AM, and walk until 2PM on both Saturday and Sunday.

Join us on Saturday, October 6th as our grassroots campaign hits the streets to talk with our neighbors about the issues at stake this November! We are excited to be joined by Congressman Juan Vargas, San Diego City Councilmember Barbara Bry, and Board of Supervisors Candidate Nathan Fletcher!

This is the closest Congressional race in the country. This is the frontline of the resistance. Please join the cause!

No experience is needed for this Walk! We’ll provide everything you need, including training, scripts, and food!

Saturday, October 6, Noon Blind Lady Ale House 3416 Adams Avenue For More Information Hosted by Normal Heights Indivisible

Exactly 1 month from the Election, we are having a postcard party to Get Out the Vote! Join us to celebrate Normal Heights Indivisible’s move from Meetup to Facebook, write some postcards to support your favorite candidates and enjoy some pizza and beer. A fun afternoon!

We will provide postcards and addresses for voters (via Postcards to Voters) and will be writing to encourage Democrats all over the country to vote on November 6th!

October 7 Walk for Monica Montgomery Sunday, October 7, 10am 6377 Imperial Avenue For More Information Hosted by San Diego Progressive Democratic Club

Join the San Diego Progressive Democratic Club in a walk for Monica Montgomery for City Council, our endorsed candidate in San Diego City Council District 4!

We’re so thankful to everyone who turned out in our last walk in September. But if we want to win this race, we’re gonna have to keep showing up and putting in the work. Every door knocked is one door closer to victory, and that’s how we’re gonna win this race. Not by mail pieces, not by TV ads, but through pure people power pounding the pavement.

Sunday, October 7, 2pm 6377 Imperial Avenue For More Information Hosted by Monica Montgomery for City Council and AAPI Democratic Club San Diego

Help us bring true representation to District 4. Come support the AAPI Democratic Club’s endorsed candidate, Monica Montgomery on Sunday, October 7 from 2:00-5:00pm. We will be canvassing and phone banking the district to talk to AAPI voters. If we don’t walk, we don’t win. Join us!

Sunday, October 7, 11am Starbucks 111 West Lincoln Avenue (Escondido) For More Information Hosted by Indi Squared

Indivisible needs your superpowers to visit friends and neighbors in the district to get out the vote this November 6.

Sunday, October 7, 1pm 4241 Jutland Drive #315 For More Information Hosted by Nathan Fletcher for County Supervisor 2018 and Dr. Jen Campbell for San Diego City Council

Join local Democratic activists knocking doors throughout San Diego as we support two candidates who will fight back against Trump’s hateful agenda.

Sunday, October 7, 11am 105 E Grand Avenue ( Escondido) For More Information (RSVP) Hosted by Ammar Campa for Congress

Mail Ballots go out on Monday and we really need your help to talk to voters at the doors and on the phones.

We want to encourage all volunteer to go to our North County Walks this weekend! The latest polls have this race super close and this is the first chance to get a Democrat in this seat in 40 years! This weekend will be the last chance to talk to some early voters before they cast their ballot.

Sunday, October 7, Noon Little Miss Brewing Normal Heights 3514 Adams Avenue For More Information Hosted by Indivisible: San Diego Central Events

Please come out and share some food and drink with fellow activists while writing resistance postcards! This will be the second to last big push to flip some seats blue. We have postcards for the following campaigns:

Beto O’Rourke TX Senate race against Ted Cruz, Kyrsten Sinema AZ Senate race against McSally for Flake’s seat Harley Rouda CA district 48 trying to unseat Dana Rohrabacher, Katie Hill CA district 25 running to unseat Steve Knight.

If we are going to have any power to correct the ills that Trump and his cronies have wrought on our country, we need to get people out to vote in droves and to vote for progressive Democratic candidates. Both Harley Rouda and Katie Hill have been endorsed by President Obama! The final postcard Party will be October 21…details to follow.

Sunday, October 7, 10am 647 Third Avenue (Chula Vista) For More Information Hosted by Leticia Cazares for Southwestern College Board, Seat 4

Walk South Bay neighborhoods with Leticia & the #Cazares4SWC Team to let voters know that Leticia is the only endorsed Democrat in the race and the most qualified to represent our college and community!

October 8 Final 2018 Endorsement Meeting! Monday, October 8, 6pm Elijah’s Restaurant 7016 Clairmont Mesa Boulevard For More Information Hosted by San Diego Progressive Democratic Club

This is our final endorsement meeting of the 2018 election cycle, and we will be considering down-ticket candidates recommended by our North and East chapter members.

Our special focus this month will be on Get Out The Vote efforts, so we can elect the candidates we have been so excited to endorse!

We will also be looking at adopting an Anti-Harassment Policy for our club, and a Climate Change Resolution. Join us, and bring a friend or three!

Monday, October 8, 5:30pm City of Carlsbad Harding Community Center 3095 Harding Street For More Information Hosted by Cori Schumacher Carlsbad Councilmember, Candidate for Mayor and 2 others

The Carlsbad Police Officers Association is proud to sponsor a Carlsbad Mayoral forum, featuring the two candidates for Mayor: Councilmember Cori Schumacher and Mayor Matt Hall. This event is open to the public.

Monday, October 8, 5pm Centro Civico Universidad Popular 1234 North Santa Fe Avenue (Vista) For More Information

This general meeting we get an opportunity to help our Vista Candidates win their elections, plus more! We’ll meet at Universidad Popular at 5:00 to get out the vote for our endorsed candidates. We can walk for Tazheen Nizam for Vista City Council, District 4 (Shadowridge), or for Corinna Contreras for Vista City Council, District 1 (right where we meet at Uni Popular), or for Carol Herrera for Vista School Board Area 2, plus we’ll deliver literature for Michelle Gomez for County Superintendent Area 5, Elizabeth Warren for Assembly District 76, and Marggie Castellano for State Senate District 36.

This election is exciting! We are friends with so many of the amazing candidates who are running, and we admire them for having the courage to make a difference. They need *our* help to win! So, please show up and canvass for our candidates.

Monday, October 8, 3:30pm St. Thomas More Catholic Church 1450 S Melrose Drive (Oceanside) For More Information Clergy and volunteer leaders with the San Diego Organizing Project (SDOP) will interview 49th Congressional District Candidate Mike Levin to learn his stance on the most pressing issues affecting North County communities.

Congressional representatives have tremendous power to impact the lives of millions of people. A month prior to midterm elections, local clergy and community leaders with SDOP will ensure Levin is aware of the communitys values and identify his stance on issues affecting local families.

October 9 Phonebank for Justice with Geneviéve Jones-Wright Tuesday, October 9, 5:30pm 6377 Imperial Avenue For More Information (RSVP) Hosted by Monica Montgomery for City Council and Geneviéve Jones-Wright

Come phone bank for Justice with Geneviéve Jones-Wright to help elect Monica Montgomery to the San Diego City Council!

It’s time for a change, and we are urging community members to vote for Monica Montgomery for City Council District 4 so we can have a voice at city hall! Come connect with voters about the upcoming election on November 6, 2018.

It’s election season and one of the biggest races happening in San Diego County is the contest between Bonnie Dumanis and Nathan Fletcher for the seat of County Supervisor, District 4. The County Board of Supervisors has a lot of authority over vital services provided to San Diego County residents and it’s very important that community members are educated so they can make the best choice when voting on November 6.

Nathan Fletcher will present from 7-7:30 pm; followed by Bonnie Dumanis who will present from 7:30-8 pm. The meeting will also include time for public comment and updates from elected representatives from 6:30-7 pm.

October 10 2018 City Council Candidate Forum on Homelessness Wednesday, October 10, 6:30pm The Observatory North Park 2891 University Avenue For More Information Hosted by Voices of Our City Choir and Think Dignity

We have invited all 2018 City Council candidates to participate in this important forum. Invited Candidates by District: District 2 – Lorie Zapf    Dr. Jen Campbell for San Diego City Council District 4 – Myrtle Cole  Monica Montgomery for City Council CONFIRMED District 6 – Chris J Cate  Tommy Hough for San Diego City Council CONFIRMED District 8  – Antonio Martinez For City Council CONFIRMED Vivian Moreno For City Council

Candidates will have an opportunity to demonstrate their knowledge, beliefs, and opinions about homelessness and affordable housing policies, as applied and needed in San Diego. They will be asked questions by experts in their field and also asked questions by the audience

October 11 Moms for Levin Phonebank Thursday, October 11, 5pm 740 Lomas Santa Fe Drive (Solana Beach) For More Information Event for San Diego Moms Demand Action

Please join us in phonebanking for Mike Levin, Democratic candidate for the 49th Congressional District. Mike is dedicated to taking on the NRA once elected and promises to demand action on gun violence, including a ban on military-style assault weapons. Phonebanking is one of the most important things we can do to support Mike’s campaign and help get him elected in November. You will be given a script to make it easy, lots of support from other Moms and of course snacks…

We hope to see you there! Come anytime you can, for however long you can. Any amount of time you can give to the campaign is appreciated and extremely helpful!

Thursday, October 11, 5:30pm Vista Library 700 Eucalyptus Avenue For More Information Hosted by North County Climate Change Alliance and Vista Library

Presentation by Jonathan Cole:  Most efforts to combat climate change focus on reduction of carbon dioxide. However, the long lifetime of CO2 in the atmosphere means that it could take decades for the benefit of emissions reductions to take effect. Reducing powerful but short-lived super pollutants (methane, black carbon and HFCs) could have an almost immediate effect on rising temperatures while we continue to reduce carbon dioxide for long-term climate stability. Well learn about efforts in California and worldwide to cut emissions of these dangerous pollutants, and the benefits of reductions for human health as well as the global climate.

Jonathan Cole has been teaching physics at Mira Costa College since 1984. He has been studying climate change for over twenty years, including research as a Visiting Scholar at Scripps Institute of Oceanography, and graduate work in Scripps climate science program. He has been offering an introductory course in climate change at Mira Costa since 2014.

It will 526 years since the fateful arrival of the first European colonists to this hemisphere. What followed is a divesting, systematic genocidal treatment of the Original Peoples of not only the Northern and Southern Hemisphere, Abya Yala, but Africa, the Pacific Islands, Asia and Oceana. Today the need for unity to the confront the repercussions of European Colonialism and their subsequent nation states.

Original Peoples are faced with poverty, malnutrition, lack of healthcare, employment opportunities and other many other conditions. We will stand together to confront our conditions under colonialism. Please come and stand with us, together, unified in struggle. Bring chairs and water to share.

Thursday, October 11, 6pm 940 Hilltop Drive (Chula Vista) For More Information  (RSVP) Hosted by South Bay Community Change Project

Join us for the Chula Vista candidate forum featuring candidates for Mayor, D1 & 2 City Council, District Attorney

Thursday, October 11, 6:15pm First Unitarian Universalist Church 4190 Front Street (Hillcrest) For More Information (RSVP) Hosted by SanDiego350

If a crime is committed in order to prevent a greater crime, is it forgivable? Is it, in fact, necessary?

Join SanDiego350 & First UU for a screening of The Reluctant Radical, a new release that follows activist Ken Ward as he confronts his fears and puts himself in the direct path of the fossil fuel industry to combat climate change. Ken breaks the law as a last resort, to fulfill what he sees as his personal obligation to future generations. Tickets are $10 in advance or $12 at the door – no one turned away for lack of funds. Free parking in the UU parking lot (passes at screening).

Thursday, October 11, 6pm Carroll Canyon Overpass on the I-15 For More Information Hosted by San Diego Housing Emergency Alliance

October 13 Mega Walk for National City Progress Slate! Saturday, October 13, 9am Las Palmas Park 1800 East 22nd Street For More Information

Come help move National City Forward with the National City Progress Slate! Walk and Phonebank will be available!

We will be located by the corner of 20th and Newell street. Refreshments and snacks will be available.

Saturday, October 13, 9am & Noon See Below for locations For More Information Hosted by Monica Montgomery for City Council

Join us as we Celebrate the Vote by canvassing and spreading the word of true representation then celebrating by registering new voters. Food, Family, Music and Fun

Canvassing 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM (6377 Imperial Ave. San Diego CA 92114) Celebration 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM (6401 Skyline Dr, San Diego, CA 92114)

Saturday, October 13, 12:30pm Valencia Park/Malcolm X Library 5148 Market Street For More Information Hosted by Martin Luther King Jr. Democratic Club San Diego We will be giving a friendly endorsement in a few races and reconsidering our endorsement in the race of San Diego City Council District 8

Recommendations for Friendly Endorsements: Chardá Fontenot for the La Mesa-Spring Valley School Board Dr. Akilah Weber for La Mesa City Council David Myers for La Mesa City Council Andrew Deddeh for Chula Vista City Attorney Matt Bower for Superior Court Judge Office 37

October 14 Calling All Superheroes To Turn Duncan Hunter’s District Blue This November Sunday, October 14, 11am Starbucks 111 West Lincoln Avenue (Escondido) For More Information Hosted by Indi Squared

Indivisible needs your superpowers to visit friends and neighbors in the district to get out the vote this November 6.

Sunday, October 14, 1pm Sunday Grover Campaign Office 8340 Clairemont Mesa Blvd – Suite 110 For More Information/RSVP

Sunday, October 14, 2pm Olivewood Clubhouse 541 East 24th Street (National City) For More Information Hosted by San Diego Labor Democratic Club

Please join us for our October meeting which will be a working meeting used to phone bank for our endorsed candidates! We will also be sharing proposed bylaw changes brought forward by our Executive Board! See you there!

Sunday, October 14, 2pm Valencia Park/Malcolm X Library 5148 Market Street For More Information Hosted by Racial Justice Coalition of San Diego and ACTIVIST SAN DIEGO

We envision a society where we struggle together with love, for justice, human dignity, and a sustainable world.

SURJ is a national network of groups and individuals organizing white people for racial justice. Through community organizing, mobilizing, and education, SURJ moves white people to act as part of a multi-­racial majority for justice with passion and accountability. We work to connect people across the country while supporting and collaborating with local and national racial justice organizing efforts. SURJ provides a space to build relationships, skills, and political analysis to act for change.

Sunday, October 14, 2pm 647 Third Avenue (Chula Vista) For More Information Hosted by Mark Bartlett for Chula Vista City Council – District 1 and AAPI Democratic Club San Diego

Join AAPI Dems, SEIU Local 221, and the South Bay Labor Alliance to elect Mark Bartlett to the Chula Vista City Council. As an endorsed candidate of the Democratic Party and Labor Council, Mark will be an advocate for working families and bring some much needed Filipino American representation to Chula Vista. Join us on Sunday, October 14th from 2PM – 5PM. We will be precinct walking and phone banking the district to GET OUT THE VOTE!

October 15 National City Candidates Forum Monday, October 15, 6:30pm First United Methodist Church of National City 242 East Eighth Street For More Information Hosted by First United Methodist Church of National City

Call to Action if Trump Fires Mueller March for Truth—an organization that is working with dozens of advocacy groups to organize rapid response protests has partnered with MoveOn.org, Public Citizen, Indivisible and many others to prepare emergency ‘Nobody is Above the Law‘ rallies that will happen directly following the firing of the special counsel should it occur. There are already events in 800+ cities and communities scheduled across the country—more than 300,000 people are prepared to take to the streets.

By firing Mueller or Rosenstein, the president would trigger a full-fledged constitutional crisis by asserting that he is above the law. The hours following the firing will determine whether he is proved right.

Local Rallies Starting Today at 5pm & Continuing Daily Thereafter Bring Pots and Pans – Make Noise

Call to Action if Trump Fires Mueller US District Court Southern District of California 330 West Broadway (Downtown)

Other Stuff to Do Join the ACLUs People Power: People Power is, at its core, a grassroots member-mobilization project. Through People Power, the ACLU will engage volunteers across the country to take action when Trump or his administration attempt to enact unconstitutional policies or trample on peoples constitutional rights. By mobilizing in defense of our civil liberties, volunteers will build local communities that affirm our American values of respect, equality, and solidarity.

San Diego Democratic Party Calendar Includes business meetings, chartered club meetings, voter registration events, election information, holidays, and other events of interest to Democrats.

Looking for some action? The Weekly Progressive Calendar is published every Friday in this space, featuring Demonstrations, Rallies, Teach-ins, Meet Ups and other opportunities to get your activism on.

Thank you for the wise studied recommendations… alls I think about every time another election comes around is they voted for Hitler… scary…US Amerika, the illiterate, with some misplaced nationalistic dream of past greatness ? on the brink of voting in other Hitlers, or did it already happen….? Not to worry, Hitler didnt win, but it was a long bloody mess…and another couple of trillion dollars that we dont have…. elections are being bought, but for what? For whom? If I knew the answer I would be sure to share it, like the SDFP… thank you again…


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