Policy Research Team; The Start of Field Leadership
November 19, 2017 - This is my policy research crew and the beginnings of an amazing field operation! Thank you to Sean Elo for your time, passion and sharing your knowledge with my group. What a brain trust!
League of Women Voters Forum Hosting Kevin Beiser, Dist. B Board Member, San Diego Unified School District
November 10, 2017 - I learned so much tonight from our Dist. B Board Member, on the San Diego Unified Board of Education, Kevin Beiser. Thank you to the League of Women Voters for hosting him (fabulous in a tux, Kevin!) to answer some very specific questions on an array of topics. He was well-versed and left a positive community message. I am proud of the votes he has passed in alignment with what our community is telling him is important to us. Thank you to Emily Dresslar for moderating, and all the engaged attendees with fantastic inquiries.
UCSD Democratic Club
November 7, 2017 - What a treat to speak at my Alma Mater, UCSD. The UCSD Democratic Club is on fire! They registered 3000 voters for the 2016 election, and are really enthusiastic about the 2018 election. One year to go! This group of students is brilliant, asked some great questions and will provide a rich resource for volunteers to support Democratic candidates.
Fundraiser at the home of Becky Phillpott
November 5, 2017 - The perfect hostess, Becky Phillpott hosted an elegant and warm reception for my candidacy. City Attorney Mara Elliott gave an educated, impassioned introduction which was quite striking and set a supportive mood. She has been a generous and accessible advocate. Elected officials, volunteers, outstanding candidates, long-time and new friends all made time in their afternoons to be there. Thank you for the outstanding support. I appreciate every one of you.
Fundraiser for Fiona Ma, State Treasurer
November 4, 2017 - Fundraiser for Fiona Ma, our next State Treasurer! A gorgeous reception full of inspiring people. And an extra, humbling, treat was an endorsement for me from Fiona Ma herself! She is even more amazing in person. What a wonderful evening. I couldn't be more enthusiastic about her candidacy and years of service to the state.
Toy and Game Drive for Homeless Children Living in Cars in City Parking Lots
November 2, 2017 - This is going to be my ongoing project.
Let's bring some joy and kindness into the lives of homeless children sleeping in cars with their parents in the 4 lots designated by the city. I am putting out a challenge to my Facebook family, campaign supporters, friends and family. I would like to start a collection of toys and games, and take runs with whoever would like to come along to distribute them at the 4 lots. People who want to support the needs of the homeless are generous with services provided through bigger, well-known projects like Father Joe's and the Alpha Project and/or they drop things off at shelters. No one is driving to parking lots! Let's make this happen - an early Christmas.
We are officially collecting new and gently used toys and games, in mass quantities! Who's in?? Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Clairemont Town Council
November 2, 2017 - This was such a great crowd!. Boy scouts, students, community activists and some fantastic candidates. I am honored to have been asked for an interview by some students working on a project for their political science class!
Event for Candidate Patrick Macfarland
October 28, 2017 - Celebrating with Patrick Macfarland at David Arambula's awesome home. So many great people honoring a fantastic person and candidate. Thank you for inspiring all of us!
Martin Luther King, Jr. Democratic Club
October 28, 2017 - It was a pleasure speaking with the Martin Luther King, Jr. Democratic Club today.
Rancho Bernardo Democratic Club Endorsement Meeting
October 23, 2017 - What an honor!! The Rancho Bernardo Democratic Club made me their first EVER endorsed candidate! This group have been warm, inviting, civically engaged and well-informed since my first visit to their meeting in June. They welcomed me to their voter registration booth and parade on the 4th of July which were both thoroughly enjoyable. Thank you for your support, encouragement and activism!
7th Annual Rancho Bernardo Safety Fair
October 22, 2017 - Fantastic turnout of service support, first responders, community support groups, and leaders who are willing to put time and energy into protecting our district from the kind of fire devastation we experienced in 2003 and 2007.
Candidate Brunch Meet and Greet Hosted by Marci Meehan and Lyndell Werling, Scripps Ranch
October 22, 2017 - Thank you to my dear friends for inviting neighbors, activists and other friends to come listen to my vision for how our government can better serve and protect our citizens. It's inspiring seeing that no matter what anyone's political affiliations are, we all want the basics: safety and well-being of our children, a strong economy, access to affordable healthcare and education. The discussion was engaging!
The Center's 45th Sapphire Anniversary Gala
October 21, 2017 - 45 years of service, innovations, and kindness to a vulnerable community through decades of struggle. Dr. Dolores Jacobs, you will be missed. And your decades of love and leadership have helped countless lives, families and the community at large. What a wonderful celebration of solidarity. Thank you to every leader who cut the high grass, every person who accessed services and every volunteer who put their heart into the soul of the Center. We are all better for it!
San Diego Democratic Party Convention
October 21, 2017 - San Diego Democratic Party Convention today. Great minds think alike! And yes, my first photo, not to be the last, with Tom Steyer. Thank you for your amazing work on so many Progressive issues. My children's children (there will be a pile of them!!) thank you many times over for your commitment to our environment.
San Diego Chapter of the National Organization for Women
October 18, 2017 - A fantastic evening at the San Diego chapter of NOW. The National Organization for Women has been advocating for civil and equal rights since 1970. It was an honor to speak and be part of their great history, at the Women's Museum.
Candidate Meet and Greet in Del Sur
October 15, 2017 - Candidate meet and greet with fantastic community leaders and voters; volunteers on fire to make a difference! Flip the 77th in 92127! Thank you to our generous hosts Casey, Eduardo, and Chris and all who took time out of their gorgeous Sunday afternoon to come together.
Dr. Jen Campbell for City Council, District 2 Kick-off Fundraiser
October 13, 2017 - Such a lovely turnout of community leaders, inspired friends and supporters. You have a groundswell of support Jen and we are proud of you!
Poway Democratic Club
October 12, 2017 - It's a honor to have earned your fantastic club's endorsement tonight. I have tremendous respect for all your community work. Thank you as well for inviting me to present a discussion on the housing and homelessness crisis in San Diego.
October 8, 2017 - Held at the beautiful home of Yvonne Elkin: a first volunteer training. A core group of people motivated for positive change in our communities, willing to spend their time and creativity to achieve it! Thank you for all you give for creating what comes next!
Candidate Reception, Tierrasanta
September 30, 2017 - A fantastic, elegant candidate reception tonight hosted by the lovely Lois and Jane in Tierrasanta. I appreciate the input of small business owners who struggle to stay in California, parents of college students who have to send their kids out of state to afford tuition, people struggling with health care who have opted to seeking services in Mexico and constituents who are seeking real answers from real people who want to listen more than sell themselves as career politicians. Thank you for spending your evening feeding my mind!
AIDS Walk, Hillcrest
September 30, 2017 - Since the beginning of the epidemic, more than 70 million people have been infected with the HIV virus and about 35 million people have died of HIV. Globally, 36.7 million [30.8–42.9 million] people were living with HIV at the end of 2016.
Rancho Bernardo Democratic Club Meeting
September 25, 2017 - I always enjoy my time with the warm-hearted members of this group. It was great to get a legislative update from Senator Toni Atkins and share some laughs.
Candidate Meet and Greet at the home of Andrea and Beatrice Cubitt, Scripps Ranch
September 24, 2017 - Such a lovely evening of thorough discussion of civic engagement and why citizens are stepping up to make a difference in our current political climate. It is not sufficient to keep doing what we always have done, and people can make a difference! Thank you for all your support!
Democrats for Environmental Action Third Anniversary Event and Awards Ceremony
September 24, 2017 - A packed event honoring all the hard work of our stewards of environmental protection. We have had so many environmental victories at the state and local level in the past year, and this celebration of the individual activists, elected officials and supporters of the cause was inspirational. Oh, and delicious food at Ponce's was a plus!
Utility Consumers' Action Network Event - Honoring Marti Emerald
September 23, 2017 - Thank you to Marti Emerald for her many years of service in consumer advocacy and protection. We all owe her a debt of gratitude! And thank you to UCAN for all your tireless work on all our behalves!
Muslim American Society - Public Affairs and Civic Engagement Workshop -
With Fayaz Nawabi, Ismahan Warfa, Nicole Capretz, and Carol Kim
September 23, 2017 - I am always learning and so appreciative of our community activists.
Candidate Meet-and-Greet -
Hosted by Eden and Kyle Yaege, Jen Campbell and Suzanne Hawkins
September 17, 2017 - A lovely Saturday brunch talking to fantastic community leaders and hearing more about their priorities for the most important things our government can be focused on right now!
Equality California Awards Gala - Los Angeles
September 16, 2017 - Equality California has been a champion for issues of equality, legal protection and advocacy for two decades. My family and countless like ours owes our marriage equality opportunity to the unwavering commitment of thousands of activists. Thank you to Executive Director, Rick Zbur, for welcoming me as your guest to attend this evening’s celebration. Two of my favorite advocates, Adam Schiff and Sharon Stone shared such inspirational messages.
Clairemont Democratic Club
September 12, 2017 - Thank you to the Clairemont Democratic Club for your support and endorsement! I appreciate the opportunity to have a robust conversation about the housing crisis we are facing in San Diego with an engaged and caring group of citizens.
Rancho Penasquitos Democratic Club
September 11, 2017 - I spoke on San Diego's housing and homelessness Crisis. Thank you to our Poway Unified School Board Members, Economist Alan Gin and some very engaged community leaders who are all committed to pursuing creative and last reforms in housing policy that can be more inclusive for all our county residents. I am inspired by your community advocacy.
Scripps Ranch Meet & Greet at the Knox home
September 10, 2017 - Candidate meet and greet at the home of Kit and Kim Knox. It was a pleasure seeing old friends and connecting with new ones. Thank you for spending your Sunday afternoon meeting your Assembly candidate!
San Carlos Meet & Greet at the Grant-Prejean home
September 10, 2017 - Candidate meet and greet at the home of Christina Prejean and Eric Grant. Thank you for such a great attendance of supporters and friends. I appreciate your warm hospitality and thoughtful conversation.
Poway Days Parade
September 9, 2017 - Celebrating Poway Days with community leaders, families, great food and fun.
92127 Democratic Club
September 7, 2017 - Congratulations to one of San Diego's newest Democratic Clubs - 92127! Hosted by Chris Dalton and attended by really well-informed and motivated members who are spending their precious time working for a better future! And my favorite: speaking with Ammar Campa-Najjar. Ammar, you both educate and inspire. You have been a real bright spot on my own political journey. The sky is the limit for you my friend! Thank you!
Defending DACA - San Diego County Administration Building
September 5, 2017 - America is a country of immigrants, and our diversity makes us stronger. We will stand together against hate. Thank you to all the community leaders who organized rallies all over the county tonight to demonstrate our commitment to protecting the vulnerable and targeted. Count me in!
Carmel Valley Democratic Club
August 28, 2017 - It was my pleasure to speak with Congressman Scott Peters to our new Democratic Club in Carmel Valley. This was a well-informed, enthusiastic group with a fantastic turnout. Thank you for the invitation to spend some time discussing pressing issues and common priorities.
Stand Up Scripps Ranch
August 27, 2017 - I continue to be inspired by the activism and positive engagement of this committed group of women. Thank you for all you have done for so many years to serve our hometown of Scripps Ranch and taking it to the next level throughout the county.
Democratic E-Board Conference in Anaheim at the Women's Caucus
August 26, 2017 - These women leaders are tireless advocates for women's and children's issues, feminist leadership and female candidates. Lead by Christine Pelosi and embraced as one of the most progressive and powerful caucuses in our state.
Democratic E-Board Conference in Anaheim with President pro Tem Kevin de Leon
August 26, 2017 - I am honored to capture a moment with our California Senate President pro Tem Kevin de Leon. Thank you for your extraordinary leadership.
Democratic E-Board Conference in Anaheim with Francine Busby
San Diego Democrats for Equality
August 17, 2017 - I am honored to have earned the endorsement of the Democrats for Equality this evening. They are such a strong club, and a group of people committed to civil rights and equality for all. Thank you so much!
San Diego Progressive Democratic Club
August 14, 2017 - An enjoyable evening with the San Diego Progressive Democratic Club. It’s always a pleasure to connect with people committed to new ideas and fresh perspectives.
Human Rights Campaign Gala at the Hotel Del Coronado
August 13, 2017 - HRC is a cause I have supported for 20 years. I am grateful and proud of the mission and hard work of this organization for equal rights for all. And a fun evening with friends celebrating. We have lots of hard work ahead.
Clairemont Democratic Club
August 8, 2017 - Enjoying time with Todd Gloria, Nick Serrano, Dr. Jen, engaged citizens and candidates. Thanks to Todd Gloria for the legislative update about all the important work going on in Sacramento. I can't wait to be part of it!
Candidate Coffee -
Hosted by Rana Ali
August 7, 2017 - An enjoyable evening with neighbors and friends discussing policy and activism. I appreciate everyone's input!
Nathan Fletcher for County Supervisor Kick-Off Party
August 6, 2017 - One of my favorite things about running for office has been the amazing, inspirational and warm-hearted servant leaders I have met. We are really blessed to have some truly remarkable people who are committed to all the right causes. Feeling grateful and inspired.
The Muslim Chamber of Commerce
August 5, 2017 - Honored to attend the inaugural meeting in support of our vibrant Muslim community.
First Candidate Coffee -
Hosted by Karen Reimus
August 5, 2017 - Thank you to the warm, engaging group who spent their Saturday afternoon at my first candidate coffee. And our amazing hostess and devout activist, Karen Reimus for her flawless party! I appreciate all the support and enthusiasm.
August 5, 2017 - Thank you for welcoming me to join the Clairemont Democratic Club with our goal of registering new voters. Keep up the hard work!
Women in Law Enforcement
August 3, 2017 - I thoroughly enjoyed meeting Women Leaders in Law Enforcement. With Marci Bair and my favorite law enforcement officer, David Meyers.
July 26, 2017 - I am inspired by all the extraordinary patriots who are stepping up, engaging in new and brave ways, and determined to take a stand in our communities. Thank you for your hospitality and invitation to collaborate on immigration and other civil rights policies.
San Diego Pride
July 15, 2017 - An absolutely gorgeous day of fun and celebration! Pride gets bigger and more beautiful every year!
San Diego Women's Pride Brunch - Human Rights Campaign Victory Fund
July 15, 2017 - The mission of this great organization is working to change the face and voice of America’s politics and achieve equality for LGBTQ Americans by increasing the number of openly LGBTQ officials at all levels of government.
Men of Run Women Run Dinner
July 14, 2017 - A fantastic evening last night with the men of Run Women Run!
Human Rights Campaign - Gossip Grill Mixer
July 6, 2017 - I am inspired by all the work being done by our local Human Rights Campaign steering committee and activists. Lovely mixer at Gossip Grill! Join us for the Annual Gala August 12 at the Hotel Del Coronado! With my friends Layne Rackley and Jeffrey Dunlap.
Spirit of the Fourth - Rancho Bernardo
July 4, 2017 - It was great helping voters register on the birthday of our nation. And I am honored to have been in the Rancho Bernardo 4th of July parade with the RB Dem club. Such a fun group!
Rancho Santa Fe's Fourth of July Parade
July 4, 2017 - Walking in support of Colonel Doug Applegate (Flip the 49th!) in Rancho Santa Fe with Dave Meyers for Sheriff. Three candidates committed to positive changes in the community. Happy Independence Day!
Headstrong Project Benefit
June 29, 2017 - Providing cost-free, bureaucracy-free, stigma-free mental health services for veterans and their families. Thank you to Nathan Fletcher for your unwavering commitment to service members and veteran care.
Together We Will - North County Inland
June 26, 2017 - Together We Will defend equal rights, fight for the environment, hold our elected officials accountable, and more.
June 25, 2017 - Celebrating with San Diego's vibrant Muslim community at the San Diego Convention Center. Eid Mubarak!
"We Are One" - 29th Annual Labor Council Awards
June 24, 2017 - Honoring our community labor leaders in their support of working people.
Ready to Run Panel - National Women's Political Caucus
June 24, 2017 - Training our women leaders of tomorrow. What an inspirational panel of role models!
UCSD Celebration of Pride
June 21, 2017 - Thank you to UC San Diego Health's many years of extraordinary commitment to the health of our community. It is always a treat to see Gavin Newsom.
California State Democratic Convention
May 20, 2017 - It was an honor to participate in voting for our next generation of Democratic Party leadership in California. Toasty hot in Sacramento!
International Worker's Day Labor March
May 1, 2017 - Celebrating May 1st to commemorate the advent of the 8-hour work day, we honor the contributions of all workers.
Veterans Democratic Club
April 27, 2017 - Connecting with courageous veterans of many generations to find out how to best support their needs.
San Diego County Democratic Party Candidate Training
March 26, 2017 - Getting inspired!
San Diego Women's March
January 21, 2017 - Proud to have my family march with millions of activists across the globe. Let's create what comes next!