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Dems for Equality – Latest Endorsements

Endorsements from our last meeting

51st Congressional District: Denise Moreno Ducheney and Juan Vargas both rated acceptable
San Diego City Council, District 7: Mat Kostrinsky endorsed
Chula Vista City Council, Seat 4: Mary Salas endorsed
San Diego County Board of Supervisors, District 2: Rudy Reyes
San Diego County Board of Supervisors, District 3: Dave Roberts
Chula Vista City Council, Seat 3: Friendly Incumbent endorsement for Pamela Bensoussan

For more info, please email info@democratsforequality.org


Democrats for Equality co-hosts LGBT Mayor Candidate Forum

Wednesday, March 28th – 6pm – 7:30pm

lgbt forum - dems for equality - gay newsMark your calendars and join us for the LGBT Mayoral Candidate Forum!

With an unprecedented number of LGBT community members and allies vying for the mayoral office, this election is truly a historical one for the City of San Diego. We are pleased to invite our community to discuss the important issues facing LGBT San Diegans directly with the candidates themselves.

Moderator: Tom Fudge from KPBS.

Confirmed participants: Bob Filner, Nathan Fletcher, and Bonnie Dumanis.

Invited: Carl DeMaio.

For more information, please email info@democratsforequality.org


Joint Social with HRC San Diego Steering Committee

Tuesday, March 20th — 7pm – 9pm

Join the San Diego Democrats for Equality and the San Diego Steering Committee of the Human Rights Campaign on Tuesday, March 20th for our joint social at Bamboo Lounge (1475 University Ave, Hillcrest) from 7pm – 9pm.

For more information, please email info@democratsforequality.org


Young Professionals Council launches YPC Academy

Become a charter member of the Academy that will launch the next generation of LGBT leaders!

Young Professionals Council (YPC) is a program of The Center for young professionals, ages 21-40. It is designed to provide opportunities for leadership training and conversations with LGBT and allied social justice leaders, networking with like-minded peers and having a great time. The YPC Academy offers leadership training for LGBT and allied equality leaders consisting of six weekend courses March 31-June 9, 2012. Each course will be a full day of training and discussion focusing on a specific area of leadership development. The Academy encourages participation in a variety of agencies, not-for-profit organizations and government commissions, and will work with graduates to assist them in obtaining placements.

If you are interested in applying please submit your resume and a 400-word essay on why you would like to participate in this exciting new program. In order to qualify to apply, you must be a YPC member in good standing, which means that you participate in the, “I Belong” program and attend meetings regularly, and between the ages of 21-40. If you know of someone that might be interested in the Academy and is not a YPC member, please feel free to nominate them and have them go through the application process too. The deadline to submit your materials is Friday, March 16, 2012 by 5:00 pm.

Please submit your materials or nominations to Denise Serrano via email at dserrano@thecentersd.org. The YPC Academy Selection Committee will announce the new class on Monday, March 19, so hurry and get your application submitted!

Academy Schedule: March 31, April 14, April 28, May 12, May 26 and June 9.

All sessions with the exception of one will be held at The Center and will take place on Saturdays, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm.

Don’t miss this wonderful opportunity to become a charter member of the Academy that will launch the next generation of LGBT leaders!


San Diego & Imperial Counties Labor Dinner

Saturday, March 17th — 6pm Reception, 7pm Dinner

San Diego & Imperial Counties Labor Council Celebrates “Reclaiming the American Dream” at its 24th Annual Awards Dinner.

Labor Leader of the Year:

Ricardo Guzman, National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) Branch 70

Local Union of the Year:

United Nurses Associations of California (UNAC) Local 1199

6 p.m. Reception/Auction
7 p.m. Dinner/Program
Holiday Inn on the Bay
1355 North Harbor Drive
San Diego, CA 92101
Cocktail Attire

Sponsorships and seating reservations now available. For more information, contact Patrick Pierce at (619) 228-8101 ext. 226 or ppierce@unionyes.org. For more information, please visit unionyes.org

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