Rancho Bernardo Democratic Club
Our club provides an opportunity for citizens to connect with one another, learn about political issues and Democratic values, and help elect Democrats to public office. We meet monthly to hear speakers on issues that affect our community, socialize, and plan activities to support Democratic Candidates.
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Our next meeting is Monday, May 27, 2019
The Rancho Bernardo Democratic Club is pleased to welcome Dr. Joel Day as our featured speaker this month.
Joel Day is a Director at the City of San Diego, where he oversees the City’s 49 public policy Boards and Commissions. He also liaisons as a homeland security advisor on issues of violent extremism and targeted violence. In this capacity, Joel supports San Diego’s neighborhoods in dozens of areas of public policy. Day has been San Diego’s representative to many local and global organizations, including the Strong Cities Network, the World Affairs Council, the Regional Hate Crimes Task Force, the Immigrants Rights Consortium, and dozens of others.
As a specialist on combating violent extremism and homeland security, recent attacks in San Bernardino, Orlando, Paris, and Nice, all motivated Joel to return to his hometown to work on building partnerships, civil society, and resilience in San Diego’s neighborhoods.
Joel is also a Visiting Professor at the University of San Diego’s Kroc School of Peace Studies and a National Security Fellow of the Truman National Security Project. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Denver’s Josef Korbel School of International Studies where he was also Research Fellow at the Sie Center for International Security and Diplomacy. At the Sie Center, Joel worked on better understanding and cataloging global violent and nonviolent social movements. Joel also earned an M.A. in International Relations from the University of San Diego, and a B.A. in Political Science from Point Loma Nazarene University. In addition to advocacy, research, and policy work, Joel is enthusiastic about his wife and son, beaches, baseball, and San Diego’s world-class hipster coffee and cuisine.
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At 6:30 p.m. socialize with fellow Democrats and
enjoy coffee and home-made cookies. Attire is casual.
Candidates are welcome to speak.
Email Keith Mikas.
Our April 22 meeting
The Rancho Bernardo Democratic Club hosted our very own Vice President Steve Natoli as our featured speaker. Steve gave a presentation that was the basis of his book Liberally Speaking: Why Liberalism is Right for America.
The following candidates also spoke:
Hugh Rothman (San Diego City Council District 5)
Marni Von Wilpert (San Diego City Council District 5)