IMPORTANT DATES & EVENTS
*1. Monday Night Vigil commerating 4,000th death
Date: March 24, 2008
Place: Park Blvd. and President's Way, Balboa Park San Diego
Dear Friends-It's obvious that we have been in Iraq too long. Let's bring our troops home. There will be a solemn vigil on Mon. evening at 6 p.m. at Park Blvd. and President's Way, San Diego, sponsored by Veterans for Peace in commeration of the 4,000th death.John P. Falchi[masked]___________________________________________________
US MILITARY DEATHS IN IRAQ REACH 4,000 By JoeKay 24 March 2008
At least eight US soldiers were killed in Iraq over the weekend, amid a resurgence of violence underscoring the instability of the US-led military occupation. The number of US soldiers who have died in Iraq now stands at 4,000.
Seven soldiers were killed in two separate roadside bombs in Baghdad, one on Saturday and one on Sunday. The eighth was killed by ?indirect fire??mortar shells or rockets?on Friday south of Baghdad, according to the US military. So far, 27 US soldiers have been killed in the month of March.
Dozens of Iraqis were killed over the weekend in suicide bombings, and in raids carried out by the US.*************Calendar March 24- April 6****************Thursday, March 27th, 7:00 am - 9:30 am (registration opens at 6:30 am). 10th Annual Cesar E. Chavez Commemorative Breakfast. To reserve a seat at the San Diego County Democratic Party table, contact our office at[masked] or email [address removed]. $30 a person. At the San Diego Convention Center
. Friday March 28th, 7:00 - 9:00 am. The Chicano Latino Coalition'a 4th Annual Scholarship Breakfast Awards Ceremony Commemorating the life of Cesar E. Chavez. At Southwestern Community College. Info: Jaime Salazar at (619)[masked] x5669 or email [address removed]
Friday-Sunday, March 28-30th. California Democratic Party Convention in San Jose. President Bill Clinton will be a guest speaker.
Saturday, March 29th, 5:00 pm. 7th Annual San Diego County Women's Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony. The 2008 ?Spirit of the Hall of Fame? award goes to Bonnie Dumanis, San Diego's first woman District Attorney. The 2008 Inductees are Judge Elizabeth Riggs, Marianne McDonald, Sylvia Hampton, Karen Vigneault (Kumeyaay), and Judith Munk. In the Price Center Ballroom, UCSD. Details at http://whmec.org/events.html#seventhHOF
Sunday, March 30th, Refreshments at 1:30, movie at 2:00 pm. The documentary film "Big Bucks Big Pharma"
which exposes ways that illness is used for capital gain by the pharmaceutical industry. A discussion will follow the movie. By the Current Events Theater at the Rancho San Diego Library, 11555 Via Rancho San Diego, 92019. Admission is free. Info: (619)[masked] or http://www.ecdcweb.org
.Monday, March 31st, 9:30 am to 2:00 pm. Journey for Better Jobs. In honor of Cesar Chavez Day and the on-going fight to protect San Diego?s middle class, the San Diego-Imperial Counties Labor Council will lead a line of hundreds of the region?s union members through Downtown to demand that all businesses treat their employees with dignity and respect. Details: http://www.unionyes.org/Wednesday, April 2nd, 6:00 to 7:30 pm. San Diego Mayoral Candidates? Forum. Sponsored by the NAACP SD Branch, Earl B. Gilliam Bar Association, Urban League of San Diego County, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority and the Malcolm X Library. Light refreshments following the forum. At the Malcolm X Library and Performing Arts Center, 5148 Market Street, San Diego 92114. Info: Lei-Chala I. Wilson at[masked] or [address removed].Wednesday, April 2nd, 7:00-8:45 pm (social at 6:00 pm). San Diego Democracy for America Meetup #23. Jeanne Brown from Common Cause will discuss the Redistricting & Statue Constitutional Amendment. Discussion of rules for making endorsements Candidate endorsements. At Giovanni's Restaurant's meeting room, 9353 Clairemont Mesa Blvd,. 92123 (Corner of Ruffin Rd. and Clairemont Mesa Blvd). Info: Carol Changus (858)[masked] [address removed]Saturday/Sunday, April 5/6, 9:00 am - 6:00 pm. Democracy for America Training Academy in San Diego. Top campaign consultants will provide training in field planning, voter contact, fundraising, communications, volunteer recruitment and more. Details at http://www.dfalink.com/event.php?id=26531
***What: SANDAG Vote on Sunrise Powerlink******
Date: Thursday, APRIL 11th , 2008
Time: 10:00 AM -Noon !2:00PM
Place: SANDAG Board Room
Subject: NEW DATE Re SANDAG vote on Sunrise Powerlink/Need YOU to SPEAK OUT!
AN UPDATE TO MY E-MAIL OF 3/19 (good news for me and others who were going to be at State Dem. Convention on 3/28, SEE add'l note after the following date update):
"Hello EWG Interested Parties:
I wanted to make you aware of a schedule change in the Board?s review of transmission projects. The Board was originally scheduled to address the item on March 28th, but it has been moved to the April 11th meeting due to a full agenda on the 28th. April 11th meeting will take place in the SANDAG Board Room from 10am to noon. Please let me know if you have any questions that I can help you with.
Associate Regional Energy Planner
San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG)
401 B Street, Ste. 800, San Diego CA, 92101
Add'l NOTE from Martha: It may be as innocent as they know this will be a hot/long topic and want to be sure there is plenty of time to cover it, so they're moving it to another meeting date. It could also be that SDG&E/Sempra want more time to lock up their votes on the SANDAG Board -- SO, it is REALLY important, even if you don't think you'll go to this meeting on 4/11 -- to contact the SANDAG Board members BEFORE 4/11 to let them know the public is NOT behind this backward-looking boondoggle. You can see a list of the Board members (mayors, councilmembers, and county supervisors from each of the region's 19 local governments) at: http://www.sandag.org/index.asp?fuseaction=about.board
***From: Barbara Cummings <[address removed]>
Subject: One more save the date! Cindy Sheehan
Date: Thursday, April 17.
Where: Cal State San Marcos campus
Please distribute widely. Especially to friends in North County.There may be another opportunity to visit with Cindy around this time; info soon on that. Thanks.
Hello Women's Studies Students, Graduates, and Faculty,
If you haven't already heard, peace activist Cindy Sheehan (the woman who went to President Bush's ranch in Texas and asked him to meet with her to explain for what "noble cause" her son died in the Iraq War, and helped jump-start the peace movement in 2005) will be on the Cal State San Marcos campus on Thursday, April 17. If you don't know much about Cindy Sheehan, here's one of thousands of articles written about her: http://www.truthout.org/cindy.shtml.
This is a special opportunity to meet with a dynamic woman activist who has been working for three years to stop the Iraq War. She will be speaking on campus at noon in a smaller event, designed specifically for Women's Studies students, about her current run for Congress and in the evening, to a larger crowd, about her activism to end the U.S. occupation of Iraq.
The flyers with all the details are listed below. Please note that you need a ticket to ensure a seat at the evening event, and that those should be picked up on Monday and Tuesday of this week, if at all possible, at the ASI Offices in FCB 5103 (in the building behind the main campus, around the corner from the Parking Services Office). They will be available first-come, first-serve, and we expect tickets to go quickly.
The evening event:
http://www.csusm.edu/Womens_Studies/cindy_sheehan/ : Thursday, April 17, 7-9 PM, Arts 240, Cindy Sheehan will talk about her experiences in becoming a peace activist and current efforts to end the U.S. occupation of Iraq. Pick up a ticket to reserve a seat. First-come, first-served. We expect an overflow crowd. See details on the webpage about picking up a ticket. It is strongly suggested you do so on Monday or Tuesday, March 24 and 25, in the ASI Office, before the tickets are available to the entire campus community. Women's Studies graduates who are no longer on campus, email Linda Pershing ([address removed]) if you'd like her to reserve tickets for you.
***NOON TIME EVENT: Informal question-and-answer session with Cindy Sheehan
When: Thursday, April 17
Place: University Hall 100.
is posted here:
Thursday, April 17, 12-1 PM in University Hall 100. Smaller, informal question-and-answer session with Cindy Sheehan, who will be sharing with Women's Studies students her experiences in moving from her role as a homemaker and mother to becoming a peace activist to running or Congress against Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi. It is strongly suggested that you get to the room early to reserve a seat.
For more information, contact Linda Pershing at [address removed].
You cannot be bipartisan with the Repukes because they are
not a political party. They are a criminal conspiracy.
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******What: EARTH DAY *****
When: SUNDAY APRIL 20, 2008
Where: Balboa Park
SPECIAL EVENT: "Candidates Forum" set for Earth Day (April 20)
Vote Earth Candidates Forum
WHERE: The Organ Pavilion
organized by the San Diego Sierra Club, Network of Spiritual
Progressives & San Diego EarthWorks
*11am ~ Welcome to EarthFair 2008 ~VOTE EARTH
Opening Remarks by City Councilmember Donna Frye
*11:05am - noon ~ District 3 City Council (Balboa Park, Hillcrest)
Stephen Whitburn, John Hartley, Todd Gloria, Paul Broadway
*Noon - 1 pm ~ Mayoral candidates
Steve Francis, Floyd Morrow, Jerry Sanders
*3:30-5pm ~ City Attorney candidates
Mike Aguirre, Amy Lepine, Jan Goldsmith
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From: Carolyn Chase <[address removed]>
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*** Colleen Spining Writes:
Subject: Fw: ACTION: Support The Dalai Lama - Sign The 'Stand For Tibet' Petition
Around the world, the online community is getting on board to support the Dalai Lama's call for restraint and dialogue. Avaaz.org, a global online advocacy site, has launched a petition to Chinese President Hu Jintao. Already, over 100,000 people have signed the petition.
To Sign the Petition go to: Avaaz.org petition
Please forward this petition to your friends.
Avaaz.org is aiming for 1,000,000 signatures in the next 36 hours and Tibet supporters in Australia can help them get there.
***From: John Falchi Writes: Tell Your Senators: Pass the Foreclosure Prevention Act
The economy is in crisis and millions of homeowners could lose
their homes -- dragging everyone's home values down. The Senate
will soon take up the "Foreclosure Prevention Act" -- a
well-designed piece of legislation that will provide greater
mortgage crisis counseling and help avert foreclosures through
****Martha Sullivan writes
We have all been or will soon be hit hard with the budget cuts and rising economic uncertainty in one way or another. While we likely differ on many issues I urge you to strongly consider your options as the elections near. Please visit http://www.nationalpriorities.org/costofwar_home to see exactly how much this war is impacting you, in your community. It's not something that is happening to other people in another land. It is impacting us at home.
So, before you vote I urge you to consider your options and do your research. Be informed!
Hope you are well!
THANK YOU for your consideration --