San Marcos Democrats are a large and very active group of progressive voters in North San Diego County dedicated to:
electing Democratic candidates to office in the local, state and national arena.
fostering Democratic ideals by stimulating active interest in the Democratic Party.
supporting the party platform.
creating a pipeline to party leadership.
providing a role for volunteers in politics and community.
promoting an activist base.
supporting community outreach and activism.
ensuring fair redistricting.
fighting for voting rights for all.
donating to Democratic candidates.
providing educational and instructional presentations.
acting as a liaison between all areas of our community.
We are more than just a “club.” We inform ALL DEMOCRATS of vital events and viewpoints through our monthly newsletter, our website and our active social media sites. You do not need to be a member of the club to take advantage of all we offer.
Meetings: San Marcos Dems hold hybrid meetings on the second Saturday of each month, from 1-2:30 pm at Double Peak School, 111 San Elijo Rd. and on Zoom. Doors open at 12:30 pm for all to socialize, eat and browse great informational table displays.
Committees: San Marcos Dems has very active committees that meet outside our monthly meetings. Some are very hands on and some are more active in the background. We hope you’ll find one to join in.
Community Action – Kathy Steel, Chair Meets monthly in-person. Involved in food collection and distribution; community cleanup; school supplies and needs; San Marcos Spring and Fall Festivals; environmental activism; community garden. ALWAYS looking for new people and new ideas.
Diversity/Equity/Inclusion – Chris Armstrong, contact Meets quarterly. They have evolved beyond BLM and covers all diversity, equity and inclusion areas. They have discussions as well as action events. There is a side-shoot Book Club as well.
Political Action – Dr. Tiffany Boyd-Hodgson, Chair Meets monthly. Covers elections and endorsement, field support for candidates, legislation, lobbying, local government connection, voter registrations, calling, writing, texting for local and national elections and events, and GOTEAM (Grassroots Organization).
Fundraising – Carol Gendel, Chair Yes, every group has one of these. Always looking for new ideas! Just finished the Betty Ball and Fran Thomas celebration!
Membership – Natasha Zander-Hilmes, Chair The out-front face to our members and visitors. Handle meeting sign-ins and name badges, emails to new members, reminders for renewing members, and more.
Communications – Barbara Sulier, contact Handles all matter of things for San Marcos Dems, from managing the Zoom meeting, to preparing, writing/finding article and publishing the Newsletter, to creating, managing, and updating the website, Facebook and Instagram. Well – everything regarding communicating with members and the community.