San Diego Obama Campaign Info*Mike Aguirre info* Propositions Info* "Who is counting the votes" *Homeless Vets Getting Helping Hand-Volunteer!*VOTER Registration INFO***IRAQIS WANT US OUT***Important emails addresses & Calendar of Events,& More

From: Carol C.
Sent on: Tuesday, July 8, 2008 1:39 PM
Section I. *****Information & follow-up notes from Our July 2 Meetup*****

#1. ***INFORMATION onSan Diego's OBAMA Grassroots Campaign is a collective of TEN (and growing!) Barack Obama Meet-up Groups which have formed throughout the county since Senator Obama announced for President
To join the excitement of this grassroots movement for change, please: 1-visit the OBAMA 08 website at www.barackobama.com 2-Click on ?Find Supporters/Events Near You? 3-Input your zip code to locate the meeting nearest you! 4- RSVP for the event/community of your choice and help us put intelligence, integrity and a voice for ALL Americans back in The White House!

Local Leaders of the San Diego Obama Campaign and their Grassroots Campaign:
Dorothy Gesick: [address removed]
Greg Bolian: [address removed]
Marsha Johnston: [address removed]
Dave Carlson: [address removed]

http://my.barackobama.com/page/outreach/view/main/ajg

SDCDP Offices are:
SDCDP HQ, 8304 Clairemont Mesa Blvd., SD, 92111; Tel:[masked]
SDCDP, 45 Third Ave.,Chula Vista, 91910; Tel:[masked]

San Diego's Grassroots Campaign is a collective of TEN (and growing!) Barack Obama Meet-up Groups which have formed throughout the county since Senator Obama announced for President.
These groups include: *ObamaSD/Downtown-Little Italy...*ObamaSD/Hillcrest... *ObamaSD/Urban-Southeast... *ObamaSD/Barack the Vote... *ObamaSD/SDSU... *ObamaSD/LaJolla-UCSD (SDObama08.org) ...*ObamaSD/Pacific Beach ...*ObamaSD/North County... *ObamaSD/South County... *ObamaSD/East County

Barack Obama is coming to San Diego!! (Our Local Obama Leaders will be planning a rally event to coincided this Fundraiser.)
When: Sun, Jul 13, 9am ? 11am
Where: El Cortez // 702 Ash Street // San Diego, California 92101 (map)
Description: Barack Obama is coming to San Diego for what is likely to be his last visit to San Diego before election day // Where? El Cortez // 702 Ash Street // San Diego, California 92101 // What? A two-tier affair: VIP Breakfast: $14,250/person ($28,500,couple) // General reception: $2,300 // Reservations: Early reservations will guarantee your attendance. First come, first served // Contact:[masked] [address removed]
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#2. Re-elect Mike Aguirre Campaign:

Mike Aguirre Campaign Website:
http://www.mikeaguirreforcityattorney.com/

To Volunteer Contact: Katheryn Rhodes: [address removed]

Upon receiving Mike Aguirre's SD DFA endosrsement letter - Mike wrote back: Thank you so much. I am so excited. mike.

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#3. Judy Ki: YES on Prop 1 & Yes on Prop. 2

Prop. 1 - High Speed Light Rail
Hi all,
I found out that the High Speed Light Rail does connect to San Diego, L.A., San Francisco, Sacramento, and points in between. I just joined the facebook group and got a ton more info. Check out this virtual tour.
. Check out this virtual tour.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GZ_pz_-sSYQ

Please share with DFA members as an addendum to my limited knowledge the other night. If they have a facebook account, they can check out the group Support California High Speed Rail.
Thanks!
Judy

Yes on Prop. 2
The Prevention of Farm Animal Cruelty Act will help prevent the suffering of 20 million factory farm animals in California. Check out to get involved! Check out www.YesonProp2.org to get involved!

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#4. WHO IS COUNTING THE VOTES?

IS ANYONE OR ANY GROUP WORKING ON OUR SAN DIEGO VOTER INTEGRITY ISSUE? These 2 questions were asked at our July 2,2008 San Diego DFA Meetup. These are the only events that I could find in San Diego Concerning Voter Integriy/Fraud Issue.

1. PDA METRO MEETING

Presentation by Richard Hayes Phillips, Ph.D.,
author of "Witness to a Crime: A Citizen's Audit of an American Election"

speaker: Author Richard Hayes Phillips, PhD., is considered one of the foremost investigators of the Ohio elections results of the 2004 presidential elections. His book is "Witness to A Crime: A Citizen's Audit of an American Election"
when: Thursday, June 17, 6 pm supper, 7 pm meeting
where: Giovanni's Pizza, corner 9353 Clairemont Mesa Blvd (at Ruffin Rd.)
cost: Free. Contributions appreciated
Info: Jill Kleinman at [address removed]

2,"San Diego Democratic Women?s Club" Saturday, July 26th, 10:00 am to Noon. San Diego Democratic Women?s Club meeting. Will Your Vote Really Count? Protecting Election Integrity with speaker "Sal Magallanez". In the Community Room at Weingart City Heights Library, 3795 Fairmount Ave., S. 92105. Info: Pat Washington (619)[masked] or [address removed]

3. 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.

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#5, Miriam Raftery won a grant from Foundation for Change to publish East County Magazine, an online news source that will give voice to the many voices and issues not being covered in our community! The monthly magazine, published by the nonprofit Heartland Coalition, will cover local news, politics, people, attractions and events in the entire eastern region of San Diego County (everything east of I-15).
It will include links to community resources and organizations. An online alert system for wildfires and other emergencies will also be offered free to readers.

The first issue will launch on September 1st. www.eastcountymagazine.org

You can sign up NOW for a free subscription at www.eastcountymagazine.org and please forward the link to your friends! News tips, editorials, column proposals and ideas can be sent to

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#6 Kate Lyon, Public Affairs Coordinator, Planned Parenthood of San Diego & Riverside Counties,1075 Camino del Rio South,San Diego, CA 92108
Kate Lyon Spoke on the issue: Prop. 4: NO> Waiting Period and Parental Notification Before Termination of Minor?s Pregnancy. Constitutional Amendment : NO

Kate Lyon: to contact Kate Lyons: [address removed]. Office: (619)[masked], or Fax: (619)[masked]



The mission of Planned Parenthood of San Diego & Riverside Counties is to ensure broad public access to reproductive health care through direct service, education, and advocacy.

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#7, ***** SAVE THE AFTERNOON of Sat. August 16th for the Island -- Charlie's CD Release Party at the Barefoot Bar .. ***** From Martha Sullivan Greetings all! Just a quick heads up that we have nailed down the date and time for the CD Release Party to celebrate Charlie Imes' inaugural CD, "On An Island," which is also my new company's inaugural release (Apply LIberally Enterprises LLC/A.L.E. Productions).

SO -- save the afternoon for what we are planning to be a true celebration: Saturday, August 16th at 1pm --
show wraps by 3pm. Plan to come early to grab a table for lunch and get a seat up close to the stage, which backs up to the Bay.The Barefoot Bar, facing Mission Bay on the aptly named Vacation Island in the Paradise Point Resort, is the setting for what will be a very memorable show with full band, and full "island" feel. Plus of course, "Worst Presnadent Ever."
More details coming! In the meantime, spread the word and the links to the CD/music:Downloadable on iTunesBuy CD at: Listen/learn more at: www.myspace.com/crimesofmusic We'll have CDs for sale and personalization at the Party, of course! Looking forward to sharing this celebration with you, let me know if any questions.Martha
D
ownloadable on iTunesBuy CD at: http://cdbaby.com/cd/charlieimes Listen/learn more at: www.myspace.com/crimesofmusic www.CrimesOfMusic.com We'll have CDs for sale and personalization at the Party, of course! Looking forward to sharing this celebration with you, let me know if any questions.Martha

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Section II. *****Homeless Vets in area to get helping hand During Annual Stand Down July 11-13*****

*To volunteer or make contributions visit the Veterans Village San Diego Web site at
Homeless Vets in area to get helping hand During Annual Stand Down July 11-13
Web site at http://www.vvsd.net/standdown.htm or call[masked]



The annual Stand Down, a program that aids hundreds of homeless veterans, will be held July 11-13 at the San Diego High School Athletic Field.
The program, which was established in San Diego in 1988 by Vietnam veterans Robert Van Keuren and Jon Nachison, is credited with raising the nation's awareness of homeless veterans.
*"In Vietnam, you never left anybody outside the wire; you always went back for your wounded," said Van Keuren. "That's what this is about. We are reaching out for veterans who are outside the wire."
Sponsored by the nonprofit Veterans Villages of San Diego, the event is now duplicated in more than 300 cities nationwide and receives major backing from the Department of Veterans Affairs.
When Stand Down started, most participants had served in the Vietnam War and World War II. Today, veterans from the Gulf War, Afghanistan and Iraq are turning up. Many of them are younger than 30 or even 20 years old, according to news reports.
*With the help of hundreds of volunteers and military personnel, homeless veterans who enter the encampment receive free medical and dental care as well as legal assistance, lodging, meals, clothing, haircuts and many other services.
Many public officials and dignitaries will visit the event.
There are more than 200,000 former members of the armed forces on the streets in the United States, according to the nonprofit National Coalition for Homeless Veterans in Washington, D.C.
*To volunteer or make contributions visit the Veterans Village San Diego Web site at http://www.vvsd.net/standdown.htm or call[masked]
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Section III. *****Voter Registration


***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 and click on "Join This Group." http://groups.yahoo.com/group/sdvoter/

? East County Voter Registration at Parkway Plaza. Every third weekend on Saturday from 9 am to 9 pm and Sunday from 11 am to 6 pm starting June 21st and 22nd through October. To volunteer contact Kristy Mundt at [address removed]

? East County voter registration at Santee Trolley Square Summer Concert Series. Every Thursday from 5 pm to 8 pm. To volunteer contact Pat Hurley at [address removed]

? La Mesa-Foothills Democratic Club voter registration in the Center Court of the Grossmont Shopping Center. Every Thursday from noon to 4:00 pm. To volunteer contact Gary Armacost at[masked] or [address removed].

Wednesday, August 20th, 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."

Wednesday, September 17th, 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."

Tuesday, October 21st. Last Day to Register to Vote for General Election.

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SECTION IV. *****IRAQIS WANT US OUT***** Maliki Stunner: He Wants US Pullout Timetable *****

By Robert Dreyfuss ***** ARTICLE 07/07/08 "The Nation" -- - The long-running showdown over the proposed US-Iraq treaty, aimed at legitimizing the American occupation of Iraq, is coming to a head, and it doesn't look good for the United States.

Prime Minister Nouiri al-Maliki tossed a bombshell today. In a news conference about the still-secret US-Iraqi talks, which began in March, Maliki for the first time said that the chances of securing the pact are just about nil, and instead he said Iraq will seek a limited, ad hoc renewal of the US authority to remain in Iraq, rather than a broad-based accord.

More important, Maliki and his top security adviser, Mouwaffak al-Rubaie added that Iraq intends to link even a limited accord to a timetable for the withdrawal of US forces. Reports the Sydney Morning Herald:

Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki raised the prospect of setting a timetable for the withdrawal of US troops as part of negotiations over a new security agreement with Washington.

It was the first time the US-backed Shi'ite-led government has floated the idea of a timetable for the removal of American forces from Iraq. The Bush administration has always opposed such a move, saying it would benefit militant groups.

Here's the quote from Maliki:

"The current trend is to reach an agreement on a memorandum of understanding either for the departure of the forces or a memorandum of understanding to put a timetable on their withdrawal."

Don't think for a minute that Maliki, or his Shiite allies, want the US forces to leave. But they are under a lot of pressure. First of all, they are under pressure from Iran, whose regime remains the chief ally of the ruling alliance of Shiites, including Maliki's Dawa party and the powerful Islamic Supreme Council of Iraq (ISCI), led by Abdel Aziz al-Hakim. Iran's goal is to neutralize Iraq as a possible threat to Iran, and Iran's leaders are pressuring Maliki and Hakim to loosen their reliance on the United States. Interestingly, Maliki reportedly told President Bush personally, in a video teleconference on Friday, that the United States cannot use Iraqi territory to attack Iran, and he added that "fomenting tension in the region and pushing for military action against Tehran could wreak havoc on the entire region, including Iraq."

Maliki is also under pressure from a broad coalition of Iraqi nationalists, from angry, disenfranchised Sunnis to Muqtada al-Sadr's movement.

But Maliki's statement is a big deal. At a minimum, it presents an enormous problem for Bush and John McCain, who are arguing for an indefinite US stay in Iraq til "victory," and who oppose a timetable. True, Maliki seems to be linking his timetable to Iraqi military success, which is not too different from the Bush-McCain formula. But inside Iraq, the pressure is building day by day for a US withdrawal, and Maliki is by no means in control of the process. The fact that both Iran and Sunni nationalists, who are on a collision course, agree that US forces need to leave Iran, only means that pro- and anti-Iranian factions will settle their differences (either by peaceful diplomacy or by violence) once the United States is gone.

Another factor is that Maliki, who is visiting the United Arab Emirates, is working hard to gain the support of the Sunni-led Arab regimes for his shaky coalition. The UAE and Jordan have both announced that they will be sending ambassadors to Baghdad, and King Abdullah of Jordan will himself make a visit to Baghdad soon, the first by an Arab head of state since the US invasion.

Despite US bungling, it seems increasingly likely that Iran and Saudi Arabia are working behind the scenes to negotiate a Shiite-Sunni accord in Iraq, but both Tehran and Riyadh will want it conditioned on a US withdrawal.

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SECTION V. ***** "Progressive San Diego" A United Voice for San Diego Progressives

Progressive San Diego, P.O. Box 60458, San Diego, CA 92166

EVENT: Mark Your Calendar: Peak Oil Film & Discussion, Tuesday, July 29 Peak Oil Film & Discussion hink Gas at $4.50 is Expensive? Tuesday, July 29th

FEATURING: Award-winning film Energy Crossroads (2007) SPECIAL GUEST: Debbie Cook Huntington Beach Mayor and Candidate for Congress

TIIME: Film begins at 7:00pm Discussion follows at 8:00pm
WHERE: Joyce Beers Community Center, 3900 Vermont St. (in Hillcrest Trader Joe's shopping center)

Think gas at $4.50 is expensive? Most oil industry geologists and analysts predict that within a few years, world oil production will reach a peak and then begin an irreversible decline, as huge decades-old oil fields are depleted. This is likely to significantly increase the price of everything produced from or transported using oil, including gasoline, plastic, chemicals, and food. Join Progressive San Diego and Huntington Beach Mayor Debbie Cook for a movie and discussion about peak oil, its impacts on our sprawling region, and what San Diego can do to mitigate its effects.

Debbie Cook, Mayor of Huntington Beach, California is an attorney and environmental activist and is currently running for U.S. Congress in California's 46th district. She serves on the boards of directors of the Association for the Study of Peak Oil and Gas (ASPO-USA) and the Post Carbon Institute, and has spoken internationally about what local governments can do in response to the imminent peak in world oil production.

HEADLINES-- Fred Sainz is leaving the Mayor's Office-- Ruling requires Navy to show plans, public input in Navy Broadway Complex-- Super Endorsement for PSD endorsed candidate John Lee Evans
-- Emerald and Boling show their difference
WEBSITE: [address removed] P
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[u]Section VI, .*****Email Addresses*****Requested at July 2 meetup and forwarded emails by members for articles & sites:

(1). Netroots Convention: July 17th to 20th, http://www.regonline.com/Checkin.asp?EventId=163224

The grassroots call for progressive change grows louder and louder, and no grassroots force has been more crucial to lighting the progressive spark than the ?Netroots.?And from July 17th to 20th, the biggest gathering of progressive bloggers will convene in Austin, TX for Netroots Nation (formerly known as YearlyKos).

To: Register: http://www.regonline.com/Checkin.asp?EventId=163224


(2). Homeless Vets in area to get helping hand During Annual Stand Down July 11-13*****
*To volunteer or make contributions visit the Veterans Village San Diego Web site at
or call[masked] http://www.vvsd.net/standdown.htm
or call[masked]


(3). Cost of the Iraq war (video) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K8y6zEc8x5w&eurl

(4). San Diego Democrats Calendar of Events www.sddemocrats.org/calendar.htm

(5). Article from Common Dreams NewsCenter: Message: This is a powerful statement. www.commondreams.org

(6). Obama Addresses His Faith Senator Describes Spiritual Journey By Jonathan Weisman
ST. LOUIS, July 5 -- Sen. Barack Obama ended a week's focus on values by giving a conference of the African Methodist Episcopal Church a highly personal account of his spiritual journey and a promise that he will make "faith-based" social service "a moral center of my administration."

To view the entire article, go to
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/07/05/AR2008070501854.html?referrer=emailarticle

(7). San Diego Obama Website: www.obamasd.com / www.sdobama.org

(8). Local Leaders of the San Diego Obama Campaign and their Grassroots Campaign:
Dorothy Gesick: [address removed]
Greg Bolian: [address removed]
Marsha Johnston: [address removed]
Dave Carlson: [address removed]

(9). http://my.barackobama.com/page/outreach/view/main/ajg
SDCDP offices are:
SDCDP HQ, 8304 Clairemont Mesa Blvd., SD, 92111; Tel:[masked]
SDCDP, 45 Third Ave.,Chula Vista, 91910; Tel:[masked]

(10).City Club of San Diego: http://cityclubofsandiego.com/city_club_san_diego_events_db.asp
Catfish Club: : http://www.catfishclub.net/Events/CurrentEvents.html
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SECTION VII . *****PROPOSTIONS AND VOTING RECOMMENDATIONS*****SD DFA MEMBER REQUEST:

Prop. 1: YES - Safe, Reliable High-Speed Passenger Train Bond Act for the 21st Century: YES


Prop. 2: YES - Treatment of Farm Animals. Statute.: YES


Prop. 3: YES -Children?s Hospital Bond Act. Grant Program. Statute.: YES


Prop. 4: NO> Waiting Period and Parental Notification Before Termination of Minor?s Pregnancy. Constitutional Amendment .: NO


Prop. 5: YES - Nonviolent Offenders. Sentencing, Parole and Rehabilitation. Statute.: YES


Prop. 6: NO> Criminal Penalties and Laws. Public Safety Funding. Statute.: NO


Prop. 7: NO>Renewable Energy. Statute.: NO


Prop. 8: NO>Limit on Marriage. Constitutional Amendment.: NO


Prop. 9: NO >Criminal Justice System. Victims? Rights. Parole. Constitutional Amendment and Statute.: NO


Prop. 10: NEUTRAL - Bonds. Alternative Fuel Vehicles and Renewable Energy. Statute.: NEUTRAL


Prop. 11: Redistricting. Constitutional Amendment and Statute.: NO


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Section VIII. CALENDAR OF EVENTS

JULY 2008
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, 9:00 am. Support Living Wage Enforcement at the Budget Committee hearing at City Hall. 202 C St, 12th floor, Downtown San Diego. Info: Natalie Nava at (619)[masked] ext. 24. or [address removed], or visit: www.Onlinecpi.org/LivingWage

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.

Thursday, July 10th, 7:00 pm. Escondido Democratic Club meeting. Escondido City Manager Clay Phillips will discuss how the city is dealing with budget cuts forced by a slow economy and rising costs. At the North County Unity campaign office, 135 E. Grand Avenue in Escondido. Info: Rick Moore at [address removed] or[masked]-8595.

Saturday, July 12th, Social time at 12:30 pm, meeting at 1:00. Lake San Marcos Democratic Club meeting. Francine Busby will address the club with the latest developments in the Democratic Party in San Diego and esp. north county and local campaigns. At the Lakeside Pavilion at the Lake San Marcos Resort. Info: Linda Lewis [address removed] or[masked] or club president Betty Ball at[masked] or[masked]

***Sunday, July 13th, VIP Breakfast 8:30 am, General Reception 9:30 am. Barack Obama's San Diego fundraiser. VIP Breakfast: $14,250/person, general reception: $2,300. At the El Cortez. Download the invitation at http://www.sandiegodems.com/pdf/O-7_13_08-San-Diego.pdf. RSVP REQUIRED. R.S.V.P now at: http://my.barackobama.com/SanDiego Info: Adia Smith at [address removed] or (310)[masked] or contact Christine Forester,[masked] or [address removed]

Sunday, July 13th, 1:00 pm. Democrats of North County Old Fashioned Democratic Rally and Potluck. North County GO Team Community Coordinators, Precinct Leaders, Neighborhood Organizers, and their families will be recognized. ALL candidates for political office in the North County will be invited to speak for 5 minutes. Bring enough for yourself, your family, and a little bit more. Water and Sodas, Ice, Paper products, and eating utensils will be provided. At Oak Crest Park, 1219 Encinitas Blvd., Encinitas. RSVP to Adam Richardson at [address removed]

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. IMPEACHMENT IS ON THE TABLE: DISCUSSION & 35 Articles! 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

Tuesday, July 15th, 7:00 ? 8:30 pm. Meeting of Americans for a Department of Peace. Presentation by: Tony Ricchiuti, a Middle School Teacher and Peace Activist, and Maureen Garcia, a 15 year old Peace Activist. At the Encinitas Terrace Apartments Community Room, 454 Requeza Street, Encinitas. Info: Pat McFarlane at[masked] or [address removed]

***Thursday, July 17th, 6:00 pm (dinner/social), 7:00 pm (program). Meeting of Progressive Democrats of America Metro, San Diego Chapter. Guest speaker: Richard Hayes Phillips, PhD, author of "Witness to a Crime: A Citizens' Audit of an American Election," the summary of his painstaking analysis of Ohio election data. Phillips began publishing his research just weeks after the controversial 2004 election, and was one of the first to document allegations of election fraud with strong evidence. At Giovanni's Restaurant, 9353 Clairemont Mesa Blvd., San Diego 92123. Info: Jill Kleinman at [address removed]

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. 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

Sunday, July 20th, 2:00 to 4:00 pm. La Jolla Democratic Club meeting. Marshall Saunders will speak on thte climate change cricis in democracy. At the La Jolla Riford Library, 7555 Draper Avenue, La Jolla 92037. Info: http://lajollademocrats.org/

Sunday July 20th, 4:00 pm. The Point Loma Democratic Club's Summer Meeting. Congressman Bob Filner will be the guest speaker. In the Peninsula Community Room, 3740 Sports Arena Blvd., just north of Phil's Barbecue. Parking in back. Info: Nancy Witt at[masked]-7230.

***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, 10:00 am to Noon. San Diego Democratic Women?s Club meeting. Will Your Vote Really Count? Protecting Election Integrity with speaker Sal Magallanez. In the Community Room at Weingart City Heights Library, 3795 Fairmount Ave., S. 92105. Info: Pat Washington (619)[masked] or [address removed]

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]

Saturday, July 26th, 7:00 pm. "The Pornography Of Power: How Defense Hawks Hijacked 9/11 and Weakened America," a book signing with author, journalist Robert Scheer. Matters of Controversy ~ A Monthly Series, at the First Unitarian Universalist Church of San Diego - Bard Hall - 4190 Front Street, Hillcrest, San Diego (opposite UCSD Medical Center). $5 - $10 donations requested. Presented by: Peace & Democracy Action Group of the First Unitarian Universalist Church of San Diego & Activist San Diego More Info:[masked]

Sunday, July 27th, 2:00 pm. (refreshments at 1:30 pm). Current Events Theater presents: "Buying the War," a 90-minute documentary by Bill Moyers that explores the role of the press in the lead-up to the invasion of Iraq. A discussion will follow the movie. Free. At the Rancho San Diego Library, 11555 Via Rancho San Diego, 92019. Info: (619)[masked] or http://www.ecdcweb.org.

Sunday, July 27th, 2:00 to 4:00 pm. California Common Cause meeting. Derek Cressman, Assistant Director for Election Reform from national Common Cause, and Deborah Seiler, Registrar of Voters for San Diego County, will discuss voting reform issues including National Popular Vote, voting by mail (like the system used in Oregon), voter ID requirements and electronic voting security. At the Mission Valley Library, 2123 Fenton Parkway (next to the IKEA store).

Sunday, July 27th, 3:00 pm. The Coronado Democratic Club will host a book signing by Robert Scheer, author of The Pornography of Power: How Defense Hawks Hi-jacked 9/11 and Weakened America. Professor Scheer examines the quiet expansion of our military presence throughout the world, our insane nuclear strategy, the immorality of corporations profiting in Iraq, and the arrogance of our foreign policy. At the Early Childhood Development Center, 199 Sixth Street, Coronado. Info: Jean Seager at [address removed]

Tuesday, July 29th, 1:00 pm. Progressive Grandmothers for Political Action meeting. Dr. Pat Boni, professor of Religious Studies at USD and SDSU will speaking on "Religion in Politics. What's new? What's out?" At the Remington Club, 16916 Hierba Dr. in Rancho Bernardo. All are invited regardless of age or gender. Info: Vi at[masked]-7833.

Tuesday, July 29th, 7:00 pm. Progressive San Diego meeting. Featuring the award-winning film "Energy Crossroads (2007)." With special guest, Debbie Cook, Huntington Beach Mayor and Candidate for Congress in California's 46th district. At the Joyce Beers Community Center, 3900 Vermont St. (in Hillcrest Trader Joe's shopping center). 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]



AUGUST 2008

Sunday, August 3rd, 4:00 - 6:00 pm. East County Uniting for Change Rally, bringing together East County Democrats, Independents & even disgruntled Republicans to unite to WIN in November. Music, candidates, a surprise speaker, food and fun for everyone. Bring a dish to share and a friend who is not currently involved in East County politics. At the Harry Griffen Regional Park Amphitheater, 9550 Milden St. (behind Grossmont High), La Mesa. Info: [address removed].

Sunday, August 10th, 1:00 - 5:00 pm. Democratic Club of Carlsbad-Oceanside Summer Fiesta/Fundraiser, "The Art of Politics." MC/Speaker will be Gayle Brandeis of Riverside, award-winning author, professor, and national board member of the Women for Peace group, CODEPINK. Democratic candidates will be in attendance. Running the silent/live bidding: Professional Auctioneer Terry Bagley of Oceanside. $25/person includes a special Italian meal from Capozzoli's, Oceanside. At the Carlsbad Woman's Club, 3320 Monroe St., Carlsbad (4 blocks east of Freeway off Carlsbad Village Dr. C'bad High School area). Reservations required. Contact Carol Law,[masked]; [address removed]; or Elaine Barton,[masked]; [address removed].

Tuesday, August 12th, 7:00 pm. San Diego County Democratic Central Committee meeting. In the basement conference room of the State of California Building, 1350 Front St. (Corner of Ash and Front St.). Note: Use Union Street entrance. Info: 858/277-3367.

Saturday, August 16th, 1:00 pm. Rancho North Coast Democratic Club Democratic Victory 2008 fundraiser. Meet 50th CD candidate Nick Liebham and 74th AD candidate Brett Maxfield. Appetizers, wine, and desserts. Rebecca & David Randle will provide live entertainment and Francine Busby will be the MC. $25 per person, $35 per couple. At the Clubhouse, 454 Requeza Street, Encinitas. Info: Merrill at[masked] after 10:00 any day.

Wednesday, August 20th, 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."

Thursday, August 21st, 6:30 social - 7:00 pm meeting. Black Mt. Democratic Club meeting. City Council District 7 candidate Marti Emerald will discuss her campaign; Obama SD representative Dave Carlson will discuss the local Obama campaign. Some Obama gear will be available for purchase. At the Rec. Center, 10550 Caminito Flores, San Diego 92126. Info: Judy at [address removed]

Sunday August 24th, 4:00 pm. The Point Loma Democratic Club's Annual August Party. Representatives from the Obama For President campaign will be speaking. The Club will furnish hamburgers, hot dogs, and drinks - please bring $10.00, or $5.00 and a dish to pass. At the home of Stephen Wax and Laurie Price, 518 Rosecrans St., in Point Loma. Info: Nancy Witt at[masked]-7230.

Monday to Thursday, August 25 to 28. Democratic National Convention Denver

Thursday, August 28th, 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]


SEPTEMBER 2008

Tuesday, September 9th, 7:00 pm. San Diego County Democratic Central Committee meeting. Endorsements for the November ballot. 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, September 17th, 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."

Sunday, September 20th, 2:00 to 4:00pm. California Common Cause meeting. Donna Frye and Carl DeMaio who will talk about their partnership to strengthen the San Diego City Council. At the Mission Valley Library, 2123 Fenton Parkway (next to the IKEA store).

Saturday, September 27th, time TBD. The San Diego Democratic Club's Annual Freedom Banquet. At the Hyatt Regency Mission Bay.



OCTOBER 2008

Tuesday, October 6th. Absentee and Early Voting for General Election Begins.

Tuesday, October 14th, 7:00 pm. San Diego County Democratic Central Committee meeting. 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.

Thursday, October 16th. 2008 Center on Policy Initiatives (CPI) Gala "Celebrating A Year Of Change For San Diego." The program will honor Longtime Community Activist Gracia Molina de Pick, San Diego City Councilmember Toni Atkins, and San Diego's educators and teachers. Info:[masked] ext. 26

Tuesday, October 21st. Last Day to Register to Vote for General Election.

Tuesday, October 28th. Last Day to Apply for Absentee Ballot for General Election by Mail.


NOVEMBER 2008

Tuesday, November 4th. General Election

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