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Get to Know the Candidates

The following candidates are running for the offices listed below for the Executive Board of DEMCCO. The election will take place at our next General Meeting on March 25th. Nominations can also be made from the floor. 

President – Bill Fowler, Barbara Mead
Treasurer – Mary Meyers
Membership – Sheila Kadah
Political Action – Ken Dalpe, Pat McFarlane
Special Events – Vince Loughney, Destiny Savage
Communications – Amanda Mascia 
Nominating Committee (3 spots) – Pat Amador, Andrea France Sanders, Donna Rencsak

MEET THE CANDIDATES
In an effort to get to know the candidates running for DEMCCO offices at the March 25, 2017 election, candidates were asked to provide information they would like the membership to know about them.  Candidates submitting this information are included below:

 

Bill Fowler for President

Barbara Mead for President.

President-Barbara Mead statement

I am Mary Meyers and I am running for treasurer. I have been a member of DEMCCO since 2004 and the treasurer of DEMCCO since 2012. It has been an honor to be on the DEMCCO board and to work to support Democrats. I have a bookkeeping certificate from MiraCosta College, and I am an Enrolled Agent with the IRS. I do not do taxes for money. but rather volunteer each tax season with the AARP Tax Aide program at the Oceanside Senior Center on Country Club Lane. Please talk to me if you have any interest in finding out more about what the treasurer does (or about free tax preparation for low and middle income people).

Candidates for Special Events Chair: 

Vince Loughney Vince Loughney Special Events Chair
Destiny Savage
Resume_DestinySavage_DEMCCO

Candidates for Nominating Committee

Patricia Amador Patricia Amador Nominating Committe
Donna Rencsak Donna Rencsak Nominating Committee 

 

 

Join the Fight for Immigrant Justice

Immigrants and their allies are joining together to fight back!  United We Dream (UWD) Action is responding to the Trump agenda of mass deportations by building sanctuary spaces and deportation defense networks for our communities.  Check out this link: http://weareheretostay.org/  Sign the petitions, be informed and possibly start a campaign in your community (volunteers who set up sanctuary spaces in local churches, schools, etc. and to turnout when there is an attempt to deport individuals).

Activist Alert!

There is a calendar available for most of the progressive events you may be interested in attending.  Follow this link to find out what’s going on in San Diego County: San Diego County Progressive Events

The California Democratic Party (CADEM) invites you to TAKE ACTION!  Go to this link and find ways you can take action in your area.  Frustrated by Trump?  Hold the Republicans accountable! CADEM TAKE ACTION!

PAY YOUR DUES BY FEBRUARY 23, 2017 SO YOU CAN VOTE IN OUR ELECTION

DEMCCO Bylaws state that members must be current on their dues at least 30 days in advance of voting in a DEMCCO election.  We will be voting for officers (President, Treasurer) and chairs (Political Action, Membership, Communication and Special Events) and Nominating Committee members (3) at our meeting on March 25, 2017.  

You can mail your dues ($25 for individual membership, $10 for student membership or $35 for Family membership) to our post office box at Democratic Club of Carlsbad-Oceanside, P.O. Box 871, Oceanside, CA 92049-0871 or pay online through our Act Blue account at this link: PAY DUES ONLINE 

Positive Lessons from the Carlsbad City Council Campaign

 

Cori Schumacher speaking to San Diego County Democratic Party volunteers on November 20, 2016.

Cori Schumacher, newly elected Carlsbad City Councilmember, along with her Campaign Manager, Amanda Mascia, and Coordinator of Volunteers, Lisa McKethan, shared their experience running a successful campaign.  They found that the committee structure worked well as smaller groups resulted in quicker action.  The campaign used the grassroots with a large number of volunteers who made their own phone calls and hand addressed their mailings.  They always had work for volunteers which kept them active in the campaign.  Positivity was the key.  All volunteers were embraced, the focus was on the local issues. They are continuing to work with volunteers, meeting on a monthly basis.  

December’s Holiday Party a Success!

                                           

Our annual holiday party was held on December 3, 2016.  New members and old members had a great time.    We enjoyed the music of the New Horizons Band from the Museum of Making Music.  Thanks to Barbara Mead for her donation that allowed us to have this band.

Amanda Mascia and Lisa McKethan who helped Cori Schumacher be the first Democrat elected to the Carlsbad City Council, spoke of the high morale and positive campaign that made it possible to succeed.  They advised the audience that we must pay attention to the people–run a campaign centered on the community.  Mike Bullock spoke of the results of the countywide Measure A and B.  Measure A failed to get the 67% vote necessary and Measure B failed to get the majority vote.  The message is that voters can’t be fooled!  We need to get up and do something–don’t give up!  Everyone has a voice!  So get behind what you believe in.

Donna Rencsak, a psychotherapist, said that she has been seeing an increase in anxiety and panic attacks.  She advised that if this happens to you–stop, breathe in to the count of 4, hold your breath to the count of 8, then exhale to the count of 8.  Doing this is very helpful in allowing you to relax.