Watch a star-studded panel of local leaders discussing why some Latinos are leaving the Democratic Party, and what do we need to do about that. The panel features some of the best political minds in San Diego County, who are also leading representatives of the Latino community:
- Will Rodriguez-Kennedy, chair of the San Diego County Democratic Party
- San Diego City Council member Sean Elo-Rivera
- Rafael Castellanos, business and real estate attorney, chair of the Port of San Diego, and member of several community organizations
- Jesus Cardenas, chief of staff to San Diego City Council member Stephen Whitburn, and longtime top consultant to winning Democratic Party campaigns.
But first: Get analysis of results from this month’s local election at the La Mesa City Council, where two Democrats were defeated by the Republican. This was previously a Democratic seat, vacated by Akilah Weber when she joined the State Assembly. Colin Parent, the senior Democrat on the city council, takes a couple of minutes to talk about what happened there, and what we should learn.
Additionally, the panel provides perspective on the nationwide elections. It was a bad day for Democrats across the country.
Following the panel discussion, we tend to some club business, welcoming new members to the board. And then the usual open mic time, when county leaders speak to the club.
And join us for our next meeting Dec. 1, at the La Mesa Community Center, for a holiday party with live entertainment, and our first in-person meetup since early March 2020. We hope to see you there—really see you!