Past Events

The Poway Democratic Club regularly holds informative meetings for members. Past events are highlighted below.

See the homepage for upcoming events.

Thurs, Jun 13, 2019 6:30pm

Michael Gaulden, Author & Homelessness Activist

Michael Gaulden

Author Michael Gaulden shares his experience growing up homeless in San Diego and addresses myths and misconceptions about homelessness.

Gaulden is the author of My Way Home: Growing up Homeless in America, a memoir of the ten years he spent living in shelters with his mother and sister prior to being accepted to UCLA. He is an activist who speaks regularly on the topic of homelessness and is also the CEO of Creating First Impressions, a nonprofit that provides assistance to disadvantaged youth.

Thurs, May 9, 2019 6:30pm

Kenya Taylor, San Diego County Supervisor Candidate

Kenya Taylor

Due to a family emergency, Ammar Campa-Najjar was not be able to speak as scheduled.

Kenya Taylor discusses her campaign for the San Diego County Supervisor seat in District 2 and issues affecting the region. In addition, members will provide updates on changes at SANDAG and 2020 Senate races.

Taylor is the Co-Chair of the Southeastern Live Well Center Health Workgroup. She is also a member of Ramona's Art Docent Steering Committee, the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists, the NAACP San Diego Branch Executive Committee, and Membership Chair of the Black Womenís Institute for Leadership Development. She holds a Master of Science in Counseling, specializing in Marriage, Family and Child Counseling and a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from San Diego State University.

Thurs, Apr 11, 2019

Brian Maienschein, Assemblyman - 77th District

Brian Maienschein

CA State Assemblyman Brian Maienschein, whose 77th District includes Poway, will discuss issues affecting the region along with his recent decision to leave the GOP and join the Democratic Party.

Maienschein was elected to his fourth term in the State Assembly in 2018. He previously served eight years on the San Diego City Council.

Mar 14, 2019

Nicole Capretz, Community Choice Energy

Nicole Capretz

Community Action Campaign Executive Director Nicole Capretz explains why cities like Poway should explore shifting to Community Choice Energy plans to deliver cleaner electricity to residents.

Nicole Capretz is an environmental attorney with 20 years of experience as an energy, equity, and climate justice policy advisor for local governments and the nonprofit sector. Nicole was the primary author of the City of San Diego’s Climate Action Plan adopted in late 2015.

Jan 10, 2019

Pete Babich, Election Analysis

Poway Democratic Club President Pete Babich provides a post-election analysis of voter data.

Nov 8, 2018

Craig Roberts, The Democratic Party Structure

California Democratic Party Regional Director Craig Roberts gives a rundown of the various groups and organizations that make up the Democratic Party at the local, state, and national level.

Oct 11, 2018

Jason Bercovitch & Pete Babich, General Election Preview

Jason Bercovitch, Field Representative for Congressman Scott Peters, joins Poway Democratic Club President Pete Babich in providing a preview of the candidates and issues at stake in the upcoming general election.

Sep 10, 2018

Poway City Council Candidate Forum

The Poway Democratic Club hosts a public Candidate Forum featuring incumbents and challengers discussing their ideas and qualifications for a seat on the Poway City Council.

Aug 16, 2018

Congressman Scott Peters, State of the House

Congressman Scott Peters discusses the State of the House of Representatives and issues affecting residents in Poway and San Diego County.