March 22, 2020
COVID-19 Update
Democrats for Equality,
Yesterday, our club's immediate past president and current Democratic Party Chair Will Rodriguez-Kennedy announced on Facebook that he has tested positive for COVID-19.

Doctors at the VA Medical Center continue to monitor him in the ICU.

Additionally, club member and our endorsed candidate in Council District 9 Kelvin Barrios announced that he has tested positive for COVID-19.

Kelvin was hospitalized a few days ago but is now recovering in self-quarantine at home. He issued a press release from his campaign which you can read below.
Also, it pains me to say that another club member Jehoan Espinoza announced yesterday that he had tested positive.

Here are our friend's updates from last night:
Our friend Councilmember Steve Padilla continues to battle the virus in the ICU and is hooked up to a respirator.

According to San Diego County officials, there are 159 confirmed cases as of yesterday. 64% of the cases locally are those between the ages of 20 and 49. You can check data monitored from the County on their website here .

We are all monitoring the day-to-day on the Coronavirus pandemic. If anything changes, especially with our friends and club members, we'll be sure to let you know!

Again, o n behalf of the club, we want to offer our thoughts and healing vibes to Steve, Will, Kelvin, and Jehoan in the hope that everyone affected by this has a healthy recovery.
Please be safe and healthy,
Your Club President
Much of the progressive change in San Diego and in our community can be traced directly or indirectly through the work of our San Diego Democrats for Equality members.
We're not finished and we need you to get the job done. If you've let your membership lapse, NOW would be a good time to renew. If you want to be a part of the change, join NOW.  Our members make history. Join us.

The Club depends on membership dues to keep the lights on and promote our candidates and issues to the community. A large number of community members depend on our  Voters Guide  to help them make an intelligent choice when marking their ballots so your membership renewal is critical to ensure those Guides get into those hands. At the risk of sounding like a Public Television pledge drive, if you depend on our endorsements, Voters Guide, newsletters, social media posts and programs,  you should be a member!
If your membership has lapsed or if you want to renew your membership, please re-up now. You might also consider upgrading your membership to a higher level.

You can find out more about the Club's membership levels and benefits online here.

If you would prefer to use a check, please make it out to  Democrats for Equality,  and send to the address below:

San Diego Democrats for Equality
PO Box 33050
San Diego, CA 92163

Note that in order to comply with Federal and State election laws, please include your full address where you are registered to vote and your job title/employer with your check.
Telephone number and email address would be nice too!
Ashish T. Agrawal & Bryan H. Wildenthal 
State Senator Toni Atkins & Jennifer LeSar
Kevin Brown
Assemblymember Todd Gloria
Assemblymember Lorena Gonzalez
Supervisor Nathan Fletcher
Susan Guinn & Denice Feldhaus
Elaine Graybill
Eric Isaacson & Susan Weaver 
Bob Jellison
Sunny Joat
Fmr State Senator Chris Kehoe & Julie Warren 
Dr. John McConnell & Kevin Hewitt
Andrew Miklusicak
Donald Mullen
Dr. Bob Pedrick & José Guzman
William Peetoom
Congressman Scott Peters & Lynn Gorguze
Miyo & Mitchell Reff
Will Rodriguez-Kennedy
John Tedstrom
Kevin Tilden & Philip Diamond
Councilmember Chris Ward
Steven Yu
Ryan Trabuco
Amy Kuhn
Susan Guinn
Rickie Brown
Melinda Vasquez
Ryan Darsey
Brandon Coopersmith
Andrea Cubitt
Michelle Krug
Murphy Walsh
Kyle Bright
Angel Godinez
Evlyn Andrade-Heymsfield
Ben Aguilar
Will Rodriguez-Kennedy
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VP for Political Action
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East Area Representative
Metro West Area Representative
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About Us
Founded in 1975 as the San Diego Democratic Club, the San Diego Democrats for Equality is the largest membership-based democratic club in San Diego County.

The club has an incredibly rich history  and remains one of the oldest active LGBT organizations in the United States.
Mission Statement
San Diego Democrats for Equality is a progressive democratic LGBT and Allies San Diego-based organization that aims to unify and organize all those interested in supporting and furthering progressive democratic values guaranteed to all Americans regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity, race, class, ethnicity, religious affiliation, or age.