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CHRIS HEDGES* ROY ZIMMERMAN*WINGS OF FREEDOM*STEPHEN WHITBURN *

From: Carol C.
Sent on: Tuesday, June 24, 2008 4:15 PM
[b]1. WEDNESDAY> JUNE 25

***Wednesday, June 25th, 10:15 am to noon. Voter registration for newly naturalized citizens. Join other volunteers to register voters 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."


*** Dear friends-
We have a wonderful opportunity to hear a lecture from Chris Hedges, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and best selling author, on Wed., 6/25/08, at the San Diego Church of the Brethren, 3850 Westgate Place, San Diego, CA 92105. There will be a reception at 6:30 and a free lecture and book signing at 7 p.m.

He will be speaking about his book, COLLATERAL DAMAGE: America?s War Against Iraqi Citizens, (Nation Books). I look forward to seeing you there.Yours for a wonderful event, John
____________________________________________John P. Falchi San Diego, CA 92107 [masked]

From Activist San Diego:
Seldom do left progressives give their undivided attention to the Christian left. This coming Wedns. June 25th at 6:30 PM we have an opportunity to hear the profound message of Chris Hedges. He speaks about the responsibility Christians have to take a stand on the war, and more importantly to become a part of the movement to stop the war, NOW!
Activist San Diego is a co-sponsor of this important event (more info). We are convinced that Chris is one of the most compelling progressive voices in America today. He speaks from a Christian perspective that is seldom given media attention, which leaves the impression that Christianity and support for the war go hand in hand. Chris will set the record straight.
Please invite your friends of faith to attend this talk. We believe Chris? conversation has the power to make people reconsider some of their basic assumptions about US foreign policy and the people who drive that policy from the Administration on down.


2. FRIDAY >JUNE 27

***Hi friends - From: [address removed]

Subject: from Roy Zimmerman (CA)

Just a quick reminder I'll be doing my new show and featuring my new CD "Thanks for the Support" in San Diego this weekend. Some Bush-bashing, some Bush-banishing, and new funny songs about McCain, Ted Haggard, the knuckle-heads who make fun of Obama's name, etc. Here are the details:

Friday, June 27 - 7:30 pm San Diego, CA
Acoustic Music San Diego
4650 Mansfield St.
San Diego, CA
Tickets $15/$20, dinner package at $40 (rows 1-4) available online at:
http://www.acousticmusicsandiego.com/Tickets.html


Thanks so much, and looking forward,

Roy




3. SATURDAY>JUNE 28


Join us to celebrate Stephen Whitburn's Primary Election victory for San Diego City Council, District 3 and to help him win the General Election.


***Saturday, June 28, 2008
4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
At the home of Becky & Dan Sullivan
2536 Collier Street, San Diego, 92116

Suggested Contribution: $25 - $270
Advance online contributions encouraged.
VISA, MasterCard and American Express accepted.

RSVP: [address removed] or[masked]

www.StephenWhitburn.com

A Lot of People For Stephen Whitburn , 2260 El Cajon Blvd, #20, San Diego, CA 92104




4. JUNE 28 .MONDAY

***Announcing a new Meetup for The San Diego County Community Coalition!

What: Affordable Housing Forum

When: June 28,[masked]:00 PM

Where: Click the link below to find out!

Meetup Description: Squeezed from all sides

The squeeze on middle-class and working-class families is tightening from all directions. In addition to lost homes, skipped meals and neglected medical conditions, the consequences now extend to abandoned cars and abandoned pets.

More people have lost their jobs and can't afford the gas for a job hunt. Rising energy prices contribute to higher food costs. Foreclosures are shredding the American dream for many homeowners and displacing renters as well. In one sad indicator, animal shelters throughout San Diego County say they are flooded with pets people can no longer keep.

And healthcare costs for the average family continue to climb steeply. A new study estimates that 25 million insured Americans are actually under-insured, with flimsy coverage that leaves them vulnerable to huge deductibles and out-of-pocket costs.

In May, the national unemployment rate made its biggest jump in two decades ? 8.5 million workers are now unemployed, not counting those forced into part-time work. Relatively high-paying sectors like construction are particularly hard-hit, and the loss of jobs drags down wages across industries.

The way out: Good jobs

There are lights of hope. In an inspiring commentary published in the Los Angeles Times Wednesday, Radisson Hotel LAX owner Peter Dumon admonished his fellow employers that the squeeze on workers isn't helping the economy or their corporate bottom lines. "The living wage is a profit-enhancing idea," Dumon writes. He goes on:

Oddly, some businesses ? view their employees as costs to be contained rather than resources to be nurtured. Are we really so presumptuous as to assume that these men and women who operate our hotels, clean our guest rooms and cook and serve our meals should not benefit from the success they helped produce?

In San Diego, CPI is advocating local policies to create and preserve living wage jobs with healthcare coverage. The San Diego City Council will take crucial votes in the coming weeks on:

Strengthening enforcement of the Living Wage Ordinance,
Enacting protections to ensure the Mayor's plan to outsource city jobs doesn't create poverty jobs.
As hearing dates are set, CPI will send alerts.

Whether you can attend the meeting, call your councilmember or send an e-mail, your voice is needed! More than ever, we need strong local policies to bolster our economic base of good jobs.


***Saturday afternoon, June 28, Affordable housing forum

On Saturday afternoon, June 28, a free public forum will address potential solutions to the foreclosure crisis in San Diego County. The high-powered panel includes:

California Assembly Member Lori Salda?a, who chairs the Assembly housing committee;
San Diego City Councilmember Tony Young, co-chair of the City-County Reinvestment Task Force, which monitors lending practices and promotes affordable housing;
Harold Meyerson, Washington Post columnist and editor of the American Prospect

The forum will be 1-5 p.m. June 28, at the Tubman Chavez Multicultural Center, the southeast corner of Euclid and Market streets. Come ask your questions! For more information, contact the Affordable Housing Coalition, [address removed] or[masked]-0377.


Good reads on the squeeze

A new book by Economic Policy Institute senior economist Jared Bernstein, Crunch: Why Do I Feel So Squeezed?, is an accessible explanation of what has happened to the bulk of Americans economically, with a prescription for repairing the damage.

In The Big Squeeze: Tough Times for the American Worker, New York Times labor and workplace reporter Steven Greenhouse explores the stress on workers of all types has the social contract between employers and employees has eroded.


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Center on Policy Initiatives
3727 Camino del Rio South, Ste 100
San Diego, CA 92108 : (619)[masked]
visit http://www.onlinecpi.org/subscribe

Learn more here:
http://progressiveconcerns.meetup.com/5/calendar/8139917/


JUN 29 > SUNDAY

***ONLY 2 WEEKENDS LEFT
WINGS OF FREEDOM - RECEIVED 4 STARS FROM THE NEWS & REVIEW - YOU DON'T WANT TO MISS THIS SHOW!

Friday and Saturday shows are regular price. Show runs on Friday, Saturdays at 8:00 p.m. and Sunday's at 3:00 p.m.

If you are unable to open this e-mail, go www.imagestheater.org

*WINGS OF FREEDOM is the poignant Images Theater Company production that blends dialogue, music, poetry, and movement to create, capture, and provide a glimpse into the more intimate details of the lives of four addicts. The play allows us to go beyond the surface and explore the hearts and souls of these often called, "throw away" people and gain insight into their frailty and pain, while imploring them to move beyond the demons that have captured their souls, and reclaim their God-given humanity and freedom.

written by Lisa Tarrer Lacy and Music & Lyrics by Charles Cooper

STARRING
Neketia Brown as Sherry
LaFonda Baker as Dee Dee
Elaine Douglas as Sister Marie
Derrick Miller as Damon
Michael Turner as Raymond
James Ellison as Jay
Featuring VOCALS by the Amazing
Sara Von Davenport
Quintina "Tina" Watts
Nekia Anderson
Produced by Images Theater Company
Buy tickets online now at www.imagestheater.org

5, JUNE 29> SUNDAY

ONLY 2 WEEKENDS LEFT
WINGS OF FREEDOM - RECEIVED 4 STARS FROM THE NEWS & REVIEW - YOU DON'T WANT TO MISS THIS SHOW!

Friday and Saturday shows are regular price. Show runs on Friday, Saturdays at 8:00 p.m. and Sunday's at 3:00 p.m.

If you are unable to open this e-mail, go www.imagestheater.org

FROM LISA LACY [address removed]

WINGS OF FREEDOM is the poignant Images Theater Company production that blends dialogue, music, poetry, and movement to create, capture, and provide a glimpse into the more intimate details of the lives of four addicts. The play allows us to go beyond the surface and explore the hearts and souls of these often called, "throw away" people and gain insight into their frailty and pain, while imploring them to move beyond the demons that have captured their souls, and reclaim their God-given humanity and freedom.

written by Lisa Tarrer Lacy and Music & Lyrics by Charles Cooper

STARRING
Neketia Brown as Sherry
LaFonda Baker as Dee Dee
Elaine Douglas as Sister Marie
Derrick Miller as Damon
Michael Turner as Raymond
James Ellison as Jay
Featuring VOCALS by the Amazing
Sara Von Davenport
Quintina "Tina" Watts
Nekia Anderson
Produced by Images Theater Company
Buy tickets online now at www.imagestheater.org

6. July 14 > MONDAY

From: Barbara Cummings [address removed]
Subject: SAVE THE DATE JULY 14
Date: June 19,[masked]:20:07 AM PDT

Please if you can, show up. Pass along to your lists. I will come and bring very big signs. Contact Lori if you like, she will always have inside info on appearances.

War crimes? Who knew?
http://www.commondreams.org/archive/2008/06/19/9737/

Displaced Iraqi people? Who cares?
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/hanna-ingber-win/running-on-iraq-the-ignor_b_107778.html

Lori Perdue <[address removed]> wrote:
.Just wanted to pass this on to you. I don't know if you are involved with any groups that intend to bird-dog the Candidates as part of their election actions, but just in case I want ed you to know about a BIG
event happening in your area.

Straight from my secret schedule...well I'll share it with almost anyone, upon request...



Monday, July 14, 2008
McCain In CA
McCain attends the National Council of La Raza Annual conference.
San Diego Convention Center
San Diego, CA


I am coordinating CODEPINK's National Campaign "Busting McCain" and we have managed to Bust him 11 times in 3.5 weeks with a possible four more actions by Friday. We are trying to keep the issue of the war on the minds of the candidates, the press and the people.
If you know of any local orgs that have stated an intention to bird-dog McCain, please pass this event info and my contact info along.
Missing your smiling face, my friend.
In Peace and Solidarity,
Lori


attached is the current McCain Schedule in case you have some peeps really interested.
There is no military solution.

~General David Petraeus, Commander Multi-National Force - Iraq
You cannot be bipartisan with the Repukes because they arenot a political party. They are a criminal conspiracy
ARREST BUSH shirts at www.afterdowningstreet.org


[/color;SDDEMOCRATS.ORG CALENDAR OF EVENTS:




Wednesday, June 25th, 5:00 to 9:00 pm. 19th IFCO/Pastors for Peace Friendshipment Caravan to Cuba. At 5:00 pm help paint the bus with messages of solidarity. Program and potluck meal from 7:00 to 9:00 pm. Bring a salad or dessert to share. There will be Cuban food plus music, information and updates. At the World Beat Center, 2100 Park Blvd. in Balboa Park. Info: Robin McCubbin at [address removed]

Thursday, June 26th, 10:00 am-1:00 pm. Codepink Kids PEACE Playgroup - teach the next generation about peace NOT war. At the Del Mar Beach main lifeguard station (16th street). Info: [address removed]

Thursday, June 26th, 12:30 - 2:00 pm., Peace & Justice Theatre: IPJ Special Event: "Peace Works: IPJ Nepal Project and Partnerships." Voices of participants and partners will join the IPJ Nepal Project team of Dee Aker, Interim Executive Director, and Laura Taylor, Senior Program Officer, to share the impact of peacebuilding initiatives in the Himalayan nation. Santosh Shah, youth activist, journalist, and founder of Today?s Youth Asia will present the IPJ with the Everest Summit Award. Info: Denise Ward at [address removed]

Thursday, June 26th, 6:30 social, 7:00 pm meeting. San Diego Democratic Club Meeting. Final Endorsement Forum on City Attorney Race. At the Joyce Beers Uptown Community Center, Uptown District, Hillcrest ? Vermont Ave., 2 Blocks North of University Ave. Info: (858)[masked] or [address removed]

Friday, June 27th, noon. Catfish Club Luncheon: "Politically Speaking," an appraisal of local and national elections, with KNSD Anchor Gene Cubbinson, San Diego Union-Tribune Political Reporter Ron Powell, and others. At the Hall of Champions in Balboa Park. Details at http://www.catfishclub.net/Events/CurrentEvents.html

Friday, June 27th, 7:30 pm. Roy Zimmerman with his satiric musical social commentary returns to San Diego. With the Presidential Conventions looming its not hard to imagine that Roy will have plenty of new and entertaining material. Click HERE for YouTube videos of Roy Zimmerman. At Acoustic Music San Diego, 4650 Mansfield Street, San Diego 92116 (in the Normal Heights area). Get advance tickets online at http://acousticmusicsandiego.com/june.html

Saturday, June 28th. Obama '08 "Unite for Change" meetings. These meetings are to reach out and bring together folks who supported all of the Democratic candidates (and those who are just tuning into the process now). To create or find a Unite for Change event in your neighborhood go to http://my.barackobama.com/page/content/uniteforchange/

Saturday, June 28th, 10:00 am-noon. Democratic Club of Carlsbad-Oceanside Meeting. Topic: General Election. Speakers: 50th CD candidate Nick Leibham, and 49th AD candidate Judy Jones of San Clemente,. At the Carlsbad Woman's Club, 3320 Monroe St., Carlsbad, 4 blocks east of Highway 5, Carlsbad Village Dr. exit. Info: Robin Friedheim,[masked], [address removed].

Saturday, June 28th, 12:00 - 3:00 pm. Unity Potluck Picnic in Balboa Park - begin the work needed to elect a Democratic president in November! In Balboa Park at 6th & Laurel. RSVP: http://my.barackobama.com/page/event/detail/4qlb

Saturday, June 28th, 4:00 to 6:00 pm. Fundraiser for Stephen Whitburn, candidate for City Council, District 3. At the home of Becky & Dan Sullivan, 2536 Collier Street, San Diego 92116. Suggested Contribution: $25 - $270. To contribute online click HERE. RSVP to [address removed] or[masked]-8030.

Sunday, June 29th, 2:00 pm (refreshments at 1:30 pm). The film "JFK II - The Bush Connection" will be shown by Current Events Theater. A discussion will follow the movie. Free and open to the public. At the Rancho San Diego Library, 11555 Via Rancho, San Diego 92019. Info: (619)[masked] or http://www.ecdcweb.org.


JULY

Tuesday, July 1st, 7:00 pm social, 7:15 program. Uptown Democratic Club Meeting. This meeting will feature endorsements for City Council, 3rd District; for Congress, 53rd CD; for U.S. President; for State Assembly, District 78; and for the Marriage Equality referendum. (Note: To vote on endorsements you have to declare you are a Democrat and have paid your Uptown Democrats dues at least ten days prior to the vote.) Judy Hess, of Progressive Democrats of America, will give a presentation on the PDA initiative, Healthcare not Warfare. At the Joyce Beers Community Center, 1220 Cleveland Ave. in Hillcrest. Info: http://uptowndemocrats.org/ or (619)[masked]

Wednesday, July 2nd, 6:00 pm social, 7:00 program. San Diego Democracy for America Meetup #23 (SD DFA). City Attorney Mike Aguirre will discuss his campaign. Dave Carlson, the Obama Campaign's 50th CD Coordinator will talk about the Obama campaign. In the meeting room of Giovanni's Restaurant, 9353 Clairemont Mesa Blvd., 92123 (Corner of Ruffin Rd. and Clairemont Mesa Blvd.). Info: Carol Changus (858)[masked] or [address removed].

Wednesday, July 2nd, 6:30 pm social, 7:00 program. La Mesa-Foothills Democratic Club meeting. Speaker: Stacy Taylor from San Diego 1700 AM. This is the summer joint meeting of the three East Area Dem Clubs ? La Mesa, Santee and East County Democratic Clubs. At the La Mesa Community Center, 4975 Memorial Drive in La Mesa. Info: Linda Armacost @[masked] or [address removed].

Thursday, July 3rd, 7:00 pm. Fallbrook Democratic Club to screen "Thank You, Mr. President." This documentary, hosted by E. G. Marshall, highlights clips of the more than 60 televised press conferences given by John F. Kennedy from 1961-1963. Anne Burdick, Fallbrook Planning Board member & Club Chairperson for Local Elections, will also give a brief presentation about local elections. In the Fallbrook Public Utilities District (FPUD) board room, 990 East Mission Road. Info: www.fallbrookdemocraticclub.com, or (760) 451-1959.

Tuesday, July 8th, 7:00 pm. San Diego County Democratic Central Committee meeting. Endorsement's will be considered for San Diego City Attorney and the California Propositions. In the basement conference room of the State of California Building, 1350 Front St. (Corner of Ash and Front Streets). Note: Use Union Street entrance. Info: 858/277-3367.

Wednesday, July 9th, 7:00 pm. Carmel Valley/Del Mar Democratic Club meeting. At Tio Leo's in Carmel Valley (just W of El Camino Real, behind the Hampton Inn). There's a $6 minimum for food or drink. Info: Katrina Brown Hunt at [address removed]

Thursday, July 10th, 5:30-7:30 pm. Fundraising Cocktail Reception To Support Marti Emerald, Candidate for the City Council, District 7. At Andiamo Restaurant, 5950 Santo Road, San Diego 92124. Suggested Contribution: Host Emerald Level: $270, minimum to attend: $125. To contribute online at: www.MartiForSanDiego.com. RSVP to Kelli at (619)[masked] or [address removed]

Thursday, July 10th, 7:00 pm. Poway Democratic Club Meeting. Marshall Saunders, President of the Citizens Climate Lobby, will discuss the crisis of climate and democracy and how individuals can exercise personal political power to effect change. In the Twin Peaks Middle School Little Theater (room 608), 14640 Tierra Bonita Rd., in Poway. Info: www.PowayDemocraticClub.org or[masked]-1645.

Sunday, July 13th, 2:00 to 4.45 pm (refreshments at 1:30 pm). East County Democratic Club general meeting with City Attorney Mike Aguirre. Mike, who will speak and ask for the club's endorsement, will be followed by John Fanestil of the Foundation for Change and Andrea Guerrero of the ACLU who will discuss both sides of the immigration and the border fence issues. At the Rancho San Diego Library, 11555 Via Rancho San Diego, 92019 Info: (619)[masked] or http://www.ecdcweb.org.

Sunday July 13th, 4:00 pm. Meeting of the San Diego Democratic Party Central Committee East County Caucus. At the Rancho San Diego Library, 11555 Via Rancho San Diego, 92019. Info: Chris Pearson at [address removed]

Monday, July 14th, 7:00 pm. Mesa Democratic Club Meeting. In the Community Room of the Clairemont Square Shopping Center, 4731 Clairemont Drive off Lakehurst Ave. across from the UPS Store. Info: Carol Changus[masked] [address removed], www.mesademocrats.org

Wednesday, July 16th, 6:30 pm social, 7:00 program. Rancho North Coast Democratic Club meeting. At the Encinitas Terrace Apts. Clubhouse, 454 Requeza, Encinitas. Speakers: Encinitas City Council candidate Rochelle Collier and Solana Beach City Council candidate Leesa Heebner. Info: Walter at [address removed]

Wednesday, July 16th, 5:30 - 7:30 pm. Todd Gloria for City Council General Election Kick Off Fundraiser. At the home of Michael Weiss. RSVP to Leslie at [address removed] or 619-[masked]

Friday, July 18th, 11:45 am ? 1:00 pm. Family Health Centers of San Diego presents the Spirit of the Barrio. Guest speaker: Nationally-syndicated financial talk show host Gabriel Wisdom: ?Why What Everybody Knows Sometimes Isn?t Worth Knowing.? MCEE: Vic Salazar, NBC 7/39 News Anchor. Individual Tickets: $25, Table for Ten: $200. At the Logan Heights Family Health Center, 1728 Newton Avenue, San Diego 92113 (Just 1⁄2 block West of the Logan Heights Family Health Center). To register online click here and scroll down to the bottom of the page for Spirit of the Barrio Tickets and Tables. Or call (619) 515-2562.


Saturday, July 19th, 11:00 am. The Annual Gay Pride Parade. With over 175 floats and contingents the Gay Pride Parade is the largest civic event in San Diego. Parade route: Rainbow Mile - University Ave between Normal St. and 6th down to Upass. More about the parade is at http://sandiegopride.org/6/Parade.htm. Info about the two day Pride Festival in Balboa Park is at http://sandiegopride.org/5/Festival.htm

Wednesday, July 23rd, 10:15 am to noon. Voter registration for newly naturalized citizens. Join other volunteers to register voters 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."

Saturday, July 26th, noon until 2:00 pm. Common Cause meeting. Topic: Voting Issues, exploring issues such as Voter ID, Electronic Voting, Voter Integrity, etc. at the Mission Valley Library Community Room. Info: [address removed]

Thursday, July 31st, 10:00 am-1:00 pm. Codepink Kids PEACE Playgroup - teach the next generation about peace NOT war. At the Del Mar Beach main lifeguard station (16th street). Info: [address removed]

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