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JAN & FEB 2012 Events with important dates & OccupySD Info

From: Carol C.
Sent on: Thursday, January 5, 2012 1:34 PM

OCCUPY SAN DIEGO INFO: Basically comes from Raymond Lutz email: r[address removed] There are a number of activist that also send in info.
[address removed]    Reply-To: [address removed]

For best calendar viewing. -- Month-at-a-glance calendar

05 Jan 2012 - Thu (9p) -- Flicker lights for a full minute in solidarity with occupy wall street. #occupylights #OWS
06 Jan 2012 - Fri (9p) -- Flicker lights for a full minute in solidarity with occupy wall street. #occupylights #OWS
07 Jan 2012 - Sat (12p-2p) OccupYRCorner in Clairemont - Stand w/Signs and handout info at Balboa & Genessee FB Event (2p) GA Meeting at Civic Center Plaza (9p) -- Flicker lights for a full minute in solidarity with occupy wall street. #occupylights #OWS
08 Jan 2012 - Sun I.W.W. Free Speech Movement in San Diego in 1912 -- The 100 year anniversary of this event is coming up! Time to have occupy sites around the country converge on San Diego to commemorate our rights. (9p) -- Flicker lights for a full minute in solidarity with occupy wall street. #occupylights #OWS

JANUARY 2012 ~ Happy New Year!!!

*** SAT JAN 7 at 10:00AM " This Election Year Become a GO Team Precinct Leader!" Is your precinct covered by a party ambassador contacting voters to increase turnout? Come to a Grassroots Organization (GO) Team orientation and learn how to increase turnout in your own neighborhood for Democratic candidates. We'll provide all the materials needed to talk to voters about this important election, including trainings and tips on effective door-to-door canvassing, phone contact, voter registration as well as our voter contact plan for the 2012 elections. This is an informational training for potential and new precinct leaders, so anyone interested in finding out more about our GO Team is welcome! Where:: SDCDP Headquarters, 8340 Clairemont Mesa Blvd., Ste 105, San Diego, 92111 Contact: (858)[masked] Website:

*** SUN JAN 8 at 2:30-4:30PM " PAT WASHINGTON FOR ASSEMBLY CAMPAIGN KICK-OFF PARTY! " I would like to invite you to my official Pat Washington for Assembly Campaign Kick-Off to be held at the iconic Imperial Barbershop in San Diego. There will be food, drinks, music and childcare and a number of my good friends to speak with you about why this campaign is so important and how together we can make a difference in Sacramento. There will also be a donation station if you would like to make a contribution, but no contribution is required. What I love most about campaigning is the fact that I get to meet and spend time with so many of my friends and neighbors and I would be thrilled to see you on the 8th! Happy Holidays! Pat Washington, Candidate for 79th Assembly District! Where: The HUB NEO LOUNGE, 6381 Imperial Avenue, SD 92114 *(next to the Imperial Barber Shop). *Website: *To Donate: *Email: [address removed] *Facebook:

*** MON JAN 9 at 7-9PM "Mesa Democratic Club Meeting (in Clairemont)" Club Elections & Candidate Forum: LORI SALDANA & SCOTT PETERS, both, FIRST DEBATE: Democratic candidates for 52nd Congressional District Where: SDCDP Headquarters, 8340 Clairemont Mesa Blvd. Ste 105, SD 92111 Contact: (858)[masked] Email: [address removed] Website:

URGENT! *** MON JAN 9 at 11:00AM -1:00PM ***STATEWIDE ACTION FOR CALIFORNIA UNIVERSAL HEALTHCARE - "SB 810" in 2 Locations: Los Angeles & Sacramento! ***SHUTTLE from SAN DIEGO for LOS ANGELES. SIGN UP: for Mission Valley, Escondido or Oceanside pickup! (Limited seats, please sign up asap). Later this month our state senators will vote on SB 810, California’s universal healthcare bill to provide single-payer healthcare. Please join us for a statewide day of action and push legislators to decide which side they are on! Campaign for a Healthy California, the California Health Professional Student Association and many others will join to fight for healthcare for the 99%. These events will include a speak out on the healthcare crisis and a New Orleans-style funeral procession march to an insurance industry giant. Feel free to bring a story and/or a photo of a loved one who has been affected by our health care crisis. With the California deficit looming, what better way to cut the State’s healthcare budget by up to half than to implement single payer! CNA is sponsoring a shuttle from San Diego to Los Angeles, leaving in the morning and returning by late afternoon. There is limited seating, so please RSVP as soon as possible! *** Sign up for Shuttle from San Diego to Los Angeles: (limited seating, please RSVP asap!) List: 1. Your Name & 2. Phone & 3. Email & 4. Pick up location: *** a. Mission Valley: 7:30am Parking lot at 3160 Camino del Rio South, San Diego, CA 92108 *** b. Escondido: (Time TBA) Lobby of Palomar Hospital 555 East Valley Parkway, Escondido, CA 92025 ***c. Oceanside: (Time TBA) Tri City Medical Center Lobby 4002 Vista Way, Oceanside, CA 92056 If you have any questions, please email me at [address removed] or call me at[masked] ext3601. Terry Bunting Labor Representative -- California Nurses Association -- National Nurses United ofc:[masked]; fax:[masked]; web: Support the Main Street Contract Heal America! If you have any questions, please email me, Terry Bunting: at [address removed] or call me at[masked] ext3601. LA Rally Address: Downtown LA at Insurance Giant HQS., PERSHING SQUARE, 532 S.OLIVE STREET, LA

***SUN JAN[masked] at 2:00PM -4:00PM*(LINE-UP WILL BEGIN AROUND 1:15 PM) " 32nd Annual MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. DAY PARADE " "LIVING THE DREAM. LET FREEDOM RING " This is one of the largest celebrations of its kind in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in the United States. Our parade is filled with dazzling floats, soulful High School Bands, Drill Teams, Colleges, Fraternities, Churches, Organizations, Peace and Youth groups. Many Schools and Organizations have their own schedule for this parade. I would find the one that fits your purpose to get more specific details. Where: Harbor Drive Embarcardero -PARADE START TIME: 2:00 PM. LINE-UP WILL BEGIN AROUND 1:15 PM in the County Administration Building parking lot downtown (1600 Pacific Coast Highway) Website: or

*** SAT JAN 21 at 10:00AM The City Club of San Diego Proudly Presents: " THE MICHAEL S. DUKAKIS ANNUAL STATE OF THE UNION ADDRESS " Featuring: Michael S. Dukakis Former Governor of Massachusetts and Nominee of the Democratic Party for President of the United States. 10 AM Coffee & Croissant Reception & Program WHERE: Community Hall - La Jolla Country Day School, 9409 Regents Road, La Jolla 92037 City Club Members and La Jolla Country Day School Parents: $10, non-members, $20 Reservations for events may be made by calling[masked] or online at Info & Details:

***FRI JAN 27 at 7:30PM  Lefty & Liberals - Come & Enjoy "Singer, Satirist & Guitarist ROY ZIMMERMAN in SAN DIEGO " COME ONE, COME ALL! There's a decidedly Lefty slant to his lyrics. "We used to have a name for Right Wing satire," he says. "We called it 'cruelty.'What's funny about war, poverty, ignorance, bigotry, neo-conservatism, homophobia, greed, lust and fear? Ask Roy Zimmerman. He's been writing satirical songs for twenty years. The Los Angeles Times says, "Zimmerman displays a lacerating wit and keen awareness of society's foibles that bring to mind a latter-day Tom Lehrer." Joni Mitchell says, "Roy's lyrics move beyond poetry and achieve perfection." " Live from the Starving Ear AMSD Concerts Where: 4650 Mansfield Street, San Diego, CA TICKETS: $20 or $47 with dinner package Buy Tickets online at: For information Call (619) 303-8176. Roy will be visiting OccupySD, Too!

***SAT & SUN - JAN 28 & 29, 2012 " Healthcare-NOW! National Strategy Conference " in HOUSTON, TX . Now more than ever, it is urgent for us to continue organizing for improved Medicare-for-all Our registration deadline is January 21 and the deadline to receive a discounted hotel room is January 13. Please email [address removed] or call[masked] with any questions. Where: Hilton Houston Hobby Airport, Houston, TX


*** WED FEB 1 at 7-9PM "SAN DIEGO DFA & SD PDA Metro MEETUP". Our Speaker is TBA. Where: Giovanni's Restaurant's Meeting Room, 9353 Clairemont Mesa Blvd., San Diego, CA 92123. ( At the corner of Clairemont Mesa Blvd. & Ruffin RD.) Info: Carol at [address removed] or Mike Copass [address removed] Website:

***SAT & SUN *** FEB. 4 & FEB 5 *** SAT: 8:AM - 6PM & SUN: 12PM- 6PM*(with a welcome event the evening of Friday Feb. 3 at 5:30-7PM) " CLIMATE ORGANIZING WORKSHOP in San Diego " Climate Activists! We’re excited to let you know that staff will be conducting a special weekend Climate Organizer Workshop in the San Diego area the first weekend in February. There will be a Welcome Event the evening of Friday Feb. 3 at 5:30-7PM Note: Welcome Event location is TBD. Workshop times: SAT: 8:00AM - 6PM AND SUN: 12 PM - 6 PM (Appx). Where: Foothills United Methodist Church in La Mesa, 4031 Avocado Blvd., La Mesa, California 91941. These workshops are being offered across the U.S. and around the world with the purpose of building the strongest possible climate and clean energy movement to address the climate crisis by building the organizing skills of local leaders. The Climate Organizer Workshop will focus on campaign planning and messaging, including practical information on traditional and social media, campaign planning, engaging allies, and other critical organizing tools. Our trainer will share lessons learned from’s experience organizing both local events and international campaigns, and will equip us with skills that can bolster the work we do locally and empower us to more effectively contribute to the broader climate movement. This is a unique and important opportunity to build relationships with other organizers, learn new skills, and to identify the strengths you have to be a movement leader. This training will be a chance for us to strengthen and grow our San Diego 350 leadership and brainstorm about actual projects we can pursue. TO RSVP: Please fill out our application if you wish to attend, go to: and we will get back to you as soon as possible to confirm. Deadline is Friday, January 27, 2012. There is no fee for participating ( is sponsoring the meeting and paying for the meals and materials) but in order to participate you will need to be there for the full training on Saturday and Sunday. We’re currently accepting applications to participate in the Workshop. Space is limited, so please make sure to send us your application ASAP but no later than Friday, January 27, 2012. We hope you can join us More info: Please address any questions to Masada at Call:[masked] or email: [address removed] Masada Disenhouse, SanDiego350 (Moving San Diego to a Clean Energy Future volunteers group), Co-Chair, Sierra Club San Diego Climate Change Committee,[masked] [address removed], San Diego 350: - Thanks for helping to advocate for immediate, strong action on climate change.

IMPORTANT!!!*** FRIDAY FEBRUARY 10, 2012 thru SUNDAY FEBRUARY 12, 2012 at 8:00AM - 10:00PM ***CALIFORNIA 2012 *STATE* DEMOCRATIC PARTY CONVENTION***We are proud to host the 2012 California Democratic Party Convention! Convention dates will be from Friday, February 10 to Sunday, February 12, 2012. More details will be provided soon. Where: San Diego Convention Center, Hilton Bayfront Hotel Contact: (858)[masked] Email: [address removed] *** ***CALIFORNIA 2012 *STATE* DEMOCRATIC PARTY CONVENTION*** in SAN DIEGO!!!

*** MON FEB 13 at 7-8:45PM "Mesa Democratic Club Meeting (in Clairemont)" Speakers We are lucky to have both, UCSD's Dr. Steven ERIE & UCSD's Valdmir KOGAN, co-authors of "PARADISE PLUNNERED: Fiscal Crisis and Governance Failures in San Diego. MDC meetings are held at the Where: San Diego County Democratic Party Office(SDCDP Headquarters), 8340 Clairemont Mesa Blvd., Ste.105, San Diego, 92111 (At the stoplight on Industrial Park Driveway & Clairemont Mesa Blvd. Turn right onto Industrial Park Driveway and drive down to Bldg #8340 and Suite#105.) Contact: (858)[masked] Email: [address removed] Website:

*** SUN FEB 26, 2012 at 11:00AM - 2:00PM ***Save the Date ***San Diego Champagne Brunch 2012 ***GAY & LESBIAN VICTORY FUND*** ***2012 is going to be an exciting year. *** *TAMMY BALDWIN could become the first openly LGBT U.S. Senator. * We have an opportunity to nearly double our representation in the U.S. House. And hundreds of other brave LGBT candidates will be running for public offices across the country. Where: The Catamaran Resort Hotel & Spa, 3998 Mission Blvd., SD, CA 92109 Kick off the race to victory with us at our San Diego Champagne Brunch on Sunday, February 26, at the Catamaran Resort Hotel & Spa. Go to: Gay & Lesbian Victory Fund: [address removed]

MARCH 2012 ~

APRIL 2012 ~

*** SAT APRIL 14 at 6:00 to 9:00PM " Eleanor and Franklin D. Roosevelt Dinner " "Save the date! More info to Follow Where: Holiday Inn on the Bay, 1355 North Harbor Dr., San Diego 92101 Contact: (858)[masked] Email: info@sddemocrats.

***THUR APRIL 26 at 7:00-8:30PM "DNC Caucus Meeting " Details, location and exact time TBD. Location: TBD Contact: (858)[masked] Email: i[address removed]g Website:

MAY 2012 ~

JUNE 2012 ~




***THUR thru SUN * JUNE 7 thru 10, 2012 " NETROOTS * NATION 2012 CONVENTION " in PROVIDENCE, R.I. at 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM Eastern Time Zone. Where: Rhode Island Convention Center, One Sabin Street Providence, Rhode Island,[masked] . Get Driving Directions Planner Netroots Nation by Follow Us: Find Us on Facebook. Contact Us - Email: [address removed] or Snail Mail: Netroots Nation 60 29th Street #664 San Francisco, CA 94110 Register Now! or email Raven Brooks, Netroots Nation

INFO on Jan 4 Meetup:

ROCHELLE BECKER, Executive Director, Alliance for Nuclear Responsibility (A4NR) Website:
San Clemente A4NR Leader: GARY HEADRICK, Email: [address removed]  Website:
More info on this issue and activism info to come. Carol

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