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Very good meeting last night and thanks to all who attended to hear the presentation by Kay Ragan from the League of Women Voters on the issue of homelessness and its impacts on San Diego. Many great questions and it is obvious that this issue will be one that will generate much interest for the foreseeable future. Great to also have City Council candidates Tommy Hough and Fayaz Nawabi stop by to chat with attendees...they both are Mira Mesa residents and Club members.

Just wanted to remind everybody about our awesome website...kudos out to club member extraordinaire Jerry Ollinger for all of his work on this site!!!👍👌🎉🌊😃

To promote and influence the Democratic Party in the Scripps Ranch, Mira Mesa, and Rancho Penasquitos areas of San Diego.
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A shout out to this amazing group that registered 63 new Democrats at the naturalization ceremony downtown on April 18! Now this is what AWESOME sounds and looks like! Less than 50 days left until the primary on June 5 and these 63 folks could be the votes that make the difference! If you know any of these volunteers who worked this event make sure you THANK them!

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Black Mountain Dem Club meeting this Thursday April 19, 630pm (social), 7pm program at Mesa Village Rec Hall 1, 10550 Caminito Flores, San Diego 92126. Homelessness in San Diego is a big issue facing all of us. Come and hear Kay Ragan of the League of Women Voters share findings and recommendations from a committee the LLW conducted about this pressing issue for our city. The club will also be discussing how the Club can get Democrats elected in the June 5, 2018 Primary....49 DAYS until the election and it is critical that we ALL get active to ensure Democrats are elected!

I just watched one of the best programs I have ever seen regarding racism in America -- American Denial by Independent Lense. I suggest all of you watch these s...hort clips. This program is rather disturbing and challenges all of us on our way of thinking about race in America. Many of us are in denial.

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Documentary exploring how landmark 1940s study by a Swedish researcher on racism in America is still relevant today.
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Tis the season! Come celebrate the holidays with fellow Black Mountain Democratic Club members along with party candidates on Saturday, December 2nd.

Festivities begin at 1pm, and will be at the beautiful home of Eva and Danny Jackson (address to be provided upon RSVP). Bring a potluck dish and/or dessert to share--and BYOB if other than water and coffee. All ice, utensils, plates, napkins, and cups will be provided. Alcohol is allowed. This will be a fun social gathering, so... please dress casual and bring your holiday cheer! Guests are welcome.

PLEASE RSVP at www.blackmountaindemocrats.org
Questions: contact Jerry Ollinger 858-689-9185 or JerryOllinger@hotmail.com

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The Black Mountain Democratic Club taking the chair of the Orange County Democratic Party (Fran Sdao center)on a sale that she bid for at the San Diego Democratic Party Roosevelt Dinner. Everyone had a great time.

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***The Trump administration is doing all they can to sabotage the Affordable Care Act—including slashing the budget for advertising and enrollment promotions by 90%.

Please share and get the word out: Open Enrollment for Covered California starts today. Quality, affordable healthcare is just a phone call or mouse click away. 🇺🇸

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SAVE THE DATE! ***November 16th***

Join us for an exciting opportunity to hear first-hand about these candidates and their campaigns. And be sure to come prepared with questions about the issues that matter most to you!

Geneviéve Jones-Wright, candidate for District Attorney...
Matt Brower, candidate for San Diego Superior Court Judge
Tommy Hough, candidate for San Diego City Council, District 6

Remember to arrive early for Social time to meet and catch up with new and current members! 🇺🇸

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Week of Action: Volunteer to Register Voters!

Because the first week of November will mark the one-year countdown to the 2018 elections, the San Diego County Democratic Party is organizing a Week of Action to engage volunteers and voters throughout the county November 1-7.

The Party has organized multiple events, and you're encouraged to create your own! Sign up here at info@sddemocrats.org to add an event to our list.

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RSVP now! Come help support Sunday Gover, Candidate for the 77th Assembly District by attending our Afternoon Reception:

When: Sunday, November 5, 2pm
Where: Home of Becky Phillpot, Scripps Ranch

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RSVP today: ScrippsRanchDemRSVP@gmail.com
Donate: https://votesunday.nationbuilder.com/donate

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Thanks to volunteers and community democrats, the Mira Mesa Street Fair was a great success! Many registered—and so many more showed strong support for positive change. Special thanks to Black Mountain Democratic Club treasurer, Denise Sellers for volunteering for the whole event!

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Join us at the Mira Mesa Street Fair this Saturday, October 7!

—10am to 5pm
—Booth B49, in front of Carl’s Jr near Walgreens
—Offer flag tattoos...
—Register Democrats to vote
—Help spread the word on the importance of voting!

We hope you’ll volunteer to help us run the booth for just an hour or two. To learn more and sign up to volunteer, contact Michael Wray blackmtndemocrats@gmail.com today!

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Thanks to all who attended this month’s meeting! We were pleased to feature Kathy Rallings from the California Teacher’s Association to speak about The Healthy California Act (SB562); Matt Strabone, D-candidate for San Diego County Assessor/Recorder/Clerk; and Kevin Beiser, candidate for reelection to the San Diego Unified School, District B. 🇺🇸

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Don't forget...JOIN US TONIGHT! See you there. 🇺🇸

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JOIN US! Thursday, September 21, 2017

Featured Speakers

Kathy Rallings...
CTA, Health Benefits Specialist
The Healthy California Act (SB562)

The California Teacher’s Association—one of over 150 organizations that are part of the Healthy California coalition—has in its policy that healthcare is a human right. Kathy Rallings will talk about how the current healthcare system impacts student health, teachers, and teacher salaries—and how SB562 could be a healthy step in the right direction.

Matt Strabone
Candidate, San Diego County Assessor/Recorder/Clerk

A non-profit ethics attorney, Matt Strabone is the Democratic candidate for County Assessor/Recorder/Clerk. He’ll discuss his platform and how important it is to bring transparency and accountability to this office, answer questions, and let us know how we can support him on the campaign journey to 2018.

See you there!

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Register Today! Learn how to plan and lead a voter registration drive.

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