EVENTS & ISSUES INFO FROM SD DFA FOLKS ~ ELECTION YEAR INFO

From: Carol C.
Sent on: Monday, December 10, 2007 4:12 AM
From: Alicia Sachs
Subject: Seals in La Jolla
Date: December 7,[masked]:09:52 AM PST
Hi,
I know, I constantly send things to do, if only our world were...
Just got this from a friend. Please vote against dredging Children's pool in La Jolla: http://www.lajollalight.com/news/230956-courts-rule-childrens-pool-belongs-to-people-not-seals
Here's what I received if you want to read more:

Hi-so they now want to get rid of the seals. Only 2
colonies in all of California-the anti seal group are
of the exact same mentality as the minutemen-I
volunteer and have come up against them They are mean
and just want to try and be important-they are also
cruel-sickening. PLEASE take 10 seconds and vote for
nature-mankind is not endangered-the animals are.
Thank you. Lynn

Date: Thu, 6 Dec[masked]:34:25 -0800

Hello dear seal supporters,

La Jolla Light has printed an article about our
seals and has an online survey. Please vote against
dredging at:
http://www.lajollalight.com/news/230956-courts-rule-childrens-pool-belongs-to-people-not-seals

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NOTE: I DISAGREE!

I, Carol Changus, SD DFA Group Organizer, avidly disagree with Alicia and Lynn's Position on the Seals.

I live in La Jolla. I have studied the seals issue. I am affected my the Seals on the Beach. I believe that there must be a compromise reached.

The seals pose a hazard to themselves, and the sea water's concentration contamination due to their waste, at the Children's Beach. Also. Sharks are coming closer to the Surfers at Wind'n'Sea Beach do to the presence of the Seals.

Dredging the Beach will cut down contamination, and the awful Odor. the neighbors must contend with everyday.

Truly Concerned about this Issue,
Carol Changus
[address removed]

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Monday, 10 December 2007, 7:00 P.M., Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice, University of San Diego (off Linda Vista Road)[masked]:
International Human Rights Day Commemoration
. . . the 59th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) adoption
A reading is performed by six actors and one narrator of Lemkin's House, "a thought-provoking drama about the horrors of genocide" and winner of the 2006 Peace Writing Award from the OMNI Center for Peace. Written by Catherine Filloux, Lemkin's House centers on Raphael Lemkin, the Polish lawyer who coined the word "genocide" and dedicated his life to having it declared an international crime. In Ms. Filloux's play, Lemkin in the afterlife is bombarded by people bursting into his home with complaints of more recent genocides in Rwanda and Bosnia. Lemkin must recognize that even his law is not enough to change the world. Co-sponsored by the Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice; International Museum of Human Rights at San Diego; San Diego chapter of the United Nations Association; Amnesty International; Voices of Women; and Survivors of Torture, International.There is no charge for this program.RSVP to http://peace.sandiego.edu. For more information, call (619) 260-7509.
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From: Greg Bolian [address removed]
Subject: [sdvoter] Voter Registration Volunteers Needed
Date: December 4,[masked]:57:36 AM PST
To: [address removed]
Reply-To: [address removed]

EVENT New Citizen Ceremony
DATE Wednesday, December 12
TIME 10:15 am - 12p
LOCATION Golden Hall, 3rd and B Street
PARKING Horton Plaza 2 blocks away
Free parking with purchase and validation

***Volunteers are needed ****to register voters at the Naturalization Ceremony. Please let us know if you will be able to attend. Thank you.
Greg and Jack
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Progressive San Diego

Action Alert and News

"Not Left, Not Right, But Forward"
1. Living Wage Under Attack - Message from CPI

2. City Council Overrides Mayor's Veto on Water Recycling

3. Blackwater in Potrero Documentary by Alternate Focus

2. Click HERE to see our new Statement of Principles

3. Contribute to Progressive San Diego



From Donald Cohen, Director Center Policy On Initiatives, CPI

ACTION ALERT!
Living Wage Under Attack

Issue: Living Wage Under Attack
Action: Fill out a speaker slips at the City Council's Land Use and Housing Committee meeting
Location: December 5th at 10:30am, 202 C Street, 12th floor

From Donald Cohen:

The Mayor has decided to attack living wage policy one more time. This time it's the City's main land use document--The General Plan. We've been working for 7 years on ensuring that our Land Use policy is in line with an Economic Development Strategy that promotes living wage jobs with health care.

Up until last month, the Plan, if adopted, would have been a step forward making living wages and health care one of our city's goals for land use and economic development. But the Mayor instructed his staff to delete all references to living wages and health care. He specifically made changes to the plan that will make it easier for the city to provide "incentives and subsidies" to hotels that create poverty wage jobs without benefits.

The Draft Plan will be addressed in a special meeting of the City Council's Land Use and Housing Committee this Wednesday. This is the next battle to maintain our progress on Living Wages. The meeting Starts at 9am, but this item won't start until 10:30 or later. It could continue after lunch as well. We need people to come at 10:30 to fill out speaker slips and have as many people as we can get in the audience.

CITY NEWS!
City Council Overrides Mayor's Veto on Water Recycling

Click on the links to view the Voice of San Diego article and the UT article.
Blackwater in Potrero Documentary

CLICK TO VIEW

In late 2006, Blackwater USA, now known as Blackwater Worldwide, submitted a proposal to build a training facility called Blackwater West in the rural San Diego County town of Potrero. This documentary tells the story of what followed. Features interviews with Jeremy Scahill, the author of Blackwater: the Rise of the World's Most Powerful Mercenary Army as well as Brian Bonfiglio, the vice president of Blackwater West; Gordon Hammers, Jan Hedlun, Mary Johnson, Jerry Johnson, and Thell Fowler of the Potrero Planning Board; Raymond Lutz of Citizens Oversight Committee; Rep. Bob Filner, and many others. Producer: Andy Trimlett; Associate Producers: John Odam and Aaron Seeley.

Check www.alternatefocus.org for details. Alternate Focus is a volunteer-run 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

Progressive San Diego Crafts Statement of Progressive Principles

Progressive San Diego in collaboration with countless other progressive organizations and individuals crafted a statement of progressive principles for the San Diego County progressive community. After four months of work refining the principles, they are now ready to be presented. You can check out the principles here.
Contribute to Progressive San Diego


Keep the progressive movement in San Diego moving forward! Our organization is made possible by public funds from individuals like yourself. All contributions are greatly appreciated. Please visit Progressive San Diego's site here and donate!



Thanks for reading the PSD Action Alert and News. If I can answer any of your questions, please feel free to contact me directly at [address removed].
In Solidarity,

Tommie Watson
Progressive San Diego

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ELECTION YEAR INFORMATION:

SAN DIEGO COUNTY DEMOCRATIC PARTY (SDCDP) Headquarters > Ariana -[masked] - WEBSITE: sddemocrats.org
8304 CLAIREMONT MESA BLVD., SUITE 108, SAN DIEGO. CA 92111 ***

SDCDP Calendar Of Events: http://www.sddemocrats.org/calendar.htm
SDCDP enewsletter: http://www.sddemocrats.org/direct_current.htm

DISTRICT-LEVEL DELEGATES [241 total - 121 females, 120 males]: There will be 3 to 7 delegates allocated in each of California?s 53 Congressional Districts (CDs). In addition, 40 CDs will each get 1 Alternate. Delegates are allocated to each Presidential candidate who receives 15% or more of the vote in any CD on February 5, 2008.

Caucuses, open only to registered Democrats, to choose district-level delegates will be held on April 13, 2008 by each presidential campaign in each of

California's 53 CDs. [Filing period is 2/11/08 through 4/2/08]

Page 6 of the Delegate Selection Plan, which has the breakdown of district level delegates by congressional district;

ISSUE & CONTACT INFORMATION

1. Voter Registration Drive: Contact> Greg Bolian RSVP to Greg Bolan at [address removed]. Note: The San Diego Voter Registration team uses Yahoo Groups to send out volunteer emails. To receive these emails go to http://groups.yahoo.com/group/sdvoter/ and click on "Join This Group OR Greg Bolian - [address removed]

2, Wildfires: Contact> Sue Fowler - [address removed]
3. Blackwater: Contact > Mirtam Raferty - [address removed]
4. Emergency Call List > Contact Carlene Johnson - [address removed] [masked]
5. Creating a New South DFA: Contact > Claudia Satriano - [address removed]
6. DIanne Feinstein Watch aka DiFi > Contact > Carol Changus - [address removed]
7. Iraq War > Rallies, Protests, Sit-ins, Action > Contact a Lot pf people> Barbara Cummings - [address removed]

SD DFA ~New Members: 15 -Casey, Tom & Richard, Yvonne, Joe. Elaine, Donna, Stephen, Roanna, Marich, Gina, Colleen, Rex, Elaine, Dee.

Join our GO Team and Turn Our County Blue! GO-TEAM: CONTACT> [address removed] :

Democrats are making progress and you can help. When it comes to winning elections, our plan is to ?leave no precinct behind.? Members of our Grassroot Organizing Team make a difference by increasing turnout wherever we?re active. In the process, we strengthen communities and have a great time doing it! For details: [address removed]
Democratic Values in Action!

One voter at a time. That's how Democrats took back Congress -- with a ?50 state strategy? of talking to voters in every part of the United States. We?re doing the same here at home, communicating with voters everywhere in San Diego County.

If we increase Democratic turnout in each precinct by just a few percent, we will win elections and start turning this county blue!

Volunteers with our Grassroots Organizing Team (GO Team) build support in their communities with a personal touch. It?s old-fashioned precinct organizing ? talking to your neighbors. It?s easy and it?s fun. And we provide all the training and materials you?ll need.

If you?re a registered Democrat interested in joining our cause, just stop by an upcoming GO Team presentation (listed below). Sign up for a training meeting when you?re ready, and soon you?ll be helping to take back America, starting in your own back yard!

GO Team Accomplishments for 2006

? In the General Election last year, more than 350 GO Team volunteers were active in their precincts, from Fallbrook to Chula Vista, from Pacific Beach to El Cajon.

? We supported Democratic candidates running for office throughout the county, distributing literature, identifying voters, and recruiting volunteers. The GO Team was the only precinct organization that many local candidates could count on.

? We delivered endorsement guides to some 50,000 households. In addition, we registered voters, recruited members for Democratic clubs, and showed voters in San Diego County that the Democratic Party is working for them!



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UPCOMING EVENTS:

Monday, December 10th, 1:00 to 4:00 pm. Nuclear Power Hearing. State Senator Christine Kehoe, chair of the Senate Energy, Utilities, and Communications Committee, has called this hearing to understand the status of nuclear power in California. At the CalTrans Building (Garcia Auditorium), 4050 Taylor Street in San Diego. Info: (619)[masked] or [address removed].

Monday, December 10th, 7:00 pm. A reading to commemorate Human Rights Day is performed by six actors and one narrator of Lemkin's House, "a thought-provoking drama about the horrors of genocide? and winner of the 2006 Peace Writing Award from the OMNI Center for Peace. "Lemkin's House" centers on Raphael Lemkin, the Polish lawyer who coined the word ?genocide? and dedicated his life to having it declared an international crime. Co-sponsored by the Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice; International Museum of Human Rights at San Diego; San Diego chapter of the United Nations Association; Amnesty International; and Survivors of Torture, International. Free. At the Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice, University of San Diego (off Linda Vista Road). RSVP by Dec. 6 at http://peace.sandiego.edu. Info: (619) 260-7509.

Monday, December 10th, Folk music at 7:00, screening at 7:30 pm. San Diego Premiere: Pete Seeger: The Power Of Song - Celebrate Human Rights Day and a True American Hero. Join the ACLU for an advanced screening of PBS's theatrical portrait of Pete Seeger. Free. At KPBS Studios (Studio A), 5200 Campanile Drive, San Diego 92182. Info: http://www.aclusandiego.org/news_item.php?article_id=000316

Tuesday, December 11th, 6:30 pm. Rancho N. Coast Democratic Club's annual Holiday Party. At the Encinitas Terrace Clubhouse, 454 Requeza St., Encinitas (look for the blue balloons). Live entertainment, great food & drinks, and Nick Leibham, our 50th CD Democratic Candidate. Info: Larry Cutler [address removed]

Wednesday, December 12th, 10:15 am to noon. Naturalization Ceremony Voter Registration. Volunteers are needed to help register newly naturalized citizens. Join the other volunteers at Golden Hall, Corner of 3rd and B Street. Parking at Horton Plaza. RSVP to Greg Bolan at [address removed]. Note: The San Diego Voter Registration team usesYahoo Groups to send out volunteer emails. To receive these emails go to http://groups.yahoo.com/group/sdvoter/ and click on "Join This Group."

Wednesday, December 12th, 1:00 to 5:00 pm. Wildfire Public Hearing. State Senator Christine Kehoe, vice-chair of the Joint Legislative Committee on Emergency Services and Homeland Security, is holding the hearing to review the inter-agency disaster response and find ways to improve it. Officials from CalFire, San Diego County, and the City of San Diego will testify. At the University of San Diego, in the auditorium of Mother Rosalie Hill Hall - School of Leadership & Education Science. The public may park in West Marian Way Parking Structure, and then walk or take a tram up the hill. Hill Hall is the first building on the left at the top of the hill. To view a campus map, visit www.sandiego.edu/maps/index_flash.html.

Thursday, December 13th, noon. "Stop Bush's War with Iran" petition delivery to CA 50th District Representative Bilbray's office. At 462 Stevens Ave., Suite 103, Solana Beach 92075. For info and to sign up go to http://pol.moveon.org/event/events/event.html?event_id=41932

Thursday, December 13th, 5:00 - 7:00 pm (host reception from 4:30 - 5:00). Fundraising Reception & Holiday Celebration to support Marti Emerald, candidate for the San Diego City Council, District 7. At the Home of Eugene Iredale, 6915 Neptune Place, La Jolla 92037. Suggested contribution: $150 host committee, $40 minimum to attend. RSVP/Info: (619)[masked] or visit www.MartiForSanDiego.com

Thursday, December 13th, 5:30 to 8:30 pm. Central Area Holiday Party. An evening of relaxed conversation and good food with members, candidates, incumbents and friends. At Clairemont's Pacific Bluffs, 5326 Mt. Alifan. Info: Central Area Vice Chair at [address removed]

Thursday, December 20th, noon. Tribute to Jerry Butkiewicz Luncheon. At the San Diego Convention Center. Reserve a seat at the Democratic Party Table! Tickets just $35. Contact Ariana at (858)[masked] or [address removed]





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Candidates for Our County and Statewide Candidates:

CONGRESSIONAL CANDIDATES

U.S. Congress, District 49
Robert "Bob" Hamilton
[address removed]

U.S. Congress, District 50
Nick Leibham
www.nickleibhamforcongress.com

U.S. Congress, District 51
Bob Filner *
www.bobfilnerforcongress.com

U.S. Congress, District 52
Vickie Butcher
www.votevickiebutcher.com
Connie Frankowiak
Jim Hester
www.jimhesterforcongress.org
Michael Lumpkin
www.lumpkinforcongress.com

U.S. Congress, District 53
Susan Davis *
www.susandavisforcongress.com

*** Michael Copass, District 53
email - copassforcongress.com
website - [address removed]



STATE LEGISLATIVE CANDIDATES

State Senate, District 39
Christine Kehoe *
www.kehoeforstatesenate.com

State Assembly, District 75
Darren Kasai
[address removed]

State Assembly, District 76
Lori Salda?a *
www.lorisaldana.com

State Assembly, District 78
Auday Arabo
www.audayarabo.com
Marty Block
www.martyblock.com
Arlie Ricasa
www.votericasa.com

State Assembly, District 79
Mary Salas *
www.marysalasforassembly.com

SCHOOL / COLLEGE BOARD CANDIDATES

Coronado Unified School Board
Bill Seager

Lemon Grove School Board
Jay Bass Blanca Brown

National City School Board
James Grier

San Diego County Board of Education, Seat 2
Jose Preciado
[address removed]

San Diego Community College Board, District B
Bill Schwandt *

San Diego Community College Board, District D
Sean Wherley

San Diego Unified School Board, District A
John Lee Evans
www.evansforschoolboard.com

San Diego Unified School Board, District D
Richard Barrera
[address removed]

San Diego Unified School Board, District E
Shelia Jackson *

San Ysidro School Board
Paul Randolph Raquel Marquez-maden

South Bay School Board
Dee Mclean

Sweetwater Union School Board
Pearl Quinonez

Sweetwater Union School Board
Jaime Mercado

SAN DIEGO CITY CANDIDATES

San Diego City Attorney
Mike Aguirre *
Daniel Coffey
www.dancoffey.net

San Diego County Board of Supervisors, District 2
Rudy Reyes
[address removed]

San Diego City Council, District 1
Sherri Lightner
www.friendsofsherrilightner.com

San Diego City Council, District 3
Todd Gloria
www.toddgloria.com
John Hartley
www.johnhartleyforcitycouncil.com
Stephen Whitburn
www.stephenwhitburn.com

San Diego City Council, District 7
Marti Emerald
www.martiforsandiego.com

OTHER CITY CANDIDATES

Chula Vista City Council, Seat 3
Pamela Bensoussan
[address removed]

Chula Vista City Council, Seat 4
Pat Moriarty
[address removed]

Coronado City Council
Carrie Downey

Imperial Beach City Council
Mayda Winter

Lemon Grove Mayor
Mary Sessom

National City City Clerk
Mike Dalla

Otay Water Board
Jose Lopez


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