Read the Progressive Voice: Fighting monopoly, the at-home political test, meet local candidates and more.

Read the August issue of our monthly newsletter, the Progressive Voice. Articles include:

  • Writer/activist Cory Doctorow, on how monopoly is the root of all evil.
  • Take the at-home political test: Which party proves it knows how to govern, and which party proves it’s still cruel and crazy—stinging satire from the sharp pen of Sean Quintal, club VP, laws and legislation.
  • Meet candidates for local office Brianna Coston for La Mesa Spring Valley School Board, Andrea Beth Damsky for Helix Water District, Patricia Dillard for La Mesa City Council, and Matt Strabone for La Mesa City Treasurer.

And mark your calendar for our next meeting, Wednesday, Sept. 7, at 7 pm, at the La Mesa Community Center, 4975 Memorial Drive, where we’ll get training in GO Team—you’ll learn what you need to know to go door-to-door to convince your neighbors to vote local candidates. And we’ll also hear hear from candidates for local office and find other ways you can support them. Come early at 6:30 pm for informal conversation with your fellow Democrats.

New! Read the Progressive Voice online | Bring food to our June 1 meeting

Couple of quick items today: As you (probably?) know, each month we distribute a print newsletter, the Progressive Voice, containing highlights of the month’s activity.

Starting now, we’re going to start distributing the newsletter electronically, as a PDF, as well. This month: Highlights of our May meeting, where we heard from Democratic Primary candidates, including San Diego Sheriff candidate Dave Myers and Shana Hazan, running for San Diego Unified School Board District B, as well as mental health professionals talking about staying sane in difficult times. Sean Quintal, club VP of laws and legislation, talked about the Republican US Supreme Court’s assault on women’s freedom. And more!

The print newsletter is distributed free for club members. If you’re not already a member, sign up here.

And come to our next meeting Wednesday evening, when we’ll talk about what Democrats have accomplished while in office. We’ll hear from Dr. Shirley Weber, who is California Secretary of State and former State Assembly Member representing San Diego; Lorena Gonzalez of San Diego, former State Assembly Member and incoming Executive Secretary Treasurer of the California Labor Federation; and La Mesa City Council Member Colin Parent. Get more details here or just come by—the meeting is 7 pm at the La Mesa Community Center,  4975 Memorial Drive, at 7 pm—or come a half-hour early for social time with your fellow Democrats.

Also: One of the grace notes at our monthly meetings is the delicious snack table. Our hospitality committee has been doing a great job with that as we return to live meetings in the past couple of months. But we could use your help. If you have a recipe you love or a garden producing lots that you’d like to share, bring it! But it’s OK to come empty handed—we just want to see you.