New Vid to share From Barbara Cummings! I got this from my friend in OK. I encourage you all to pass it on, share it widely and maybe it will get to some people who really need to see it. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gBfngOsvmA0
*August 13th, 2008 How to Blow It; "Just follow each of these steps and you, the Democratic Party establishment, can help elect John Sidney McCain III to a four-year extension of the Bush Era ..." ? Michael Moore, Mike's Election Guide | Preorder 'Mike's Election Guide 2008'
*You cannot be bipartisan with the Repukes because they are not a political party. They are a criminal conspiracy *ARREST BUSH shirts at www.afterdowningstreet.org ................................................................... CALENDAR OF EVENTS
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, August 20th, 6:00 to 8:00 pm. Fundraiser for Mike Aguirre for City Attorney. Hosted by Harle Montgomery at her home at 1660 Torrey Pines Road, La Jolla 92037. $25 contribution. RSVP to Francisco at[masked] or Derek at 858.457.0246. Wednesday, August 20th, 6:30 pm. Initial meeting of Military Families Speak Out (MFSO) San Diego County. Over the last year, a growing number of spouses living on military bases or in base towns have courageously joined MFSO and are speaking out to end the war in Iraq, bring our troops home now and get them the care they need. Members have complete privacy. A light dinner will be served. At 1462 Burroughs Street, Oceanside 92054. Info: www.mfso.org/index.php or [address removed]
Thursday, August 21st, 5:00 -8:00 pm. Obama '08 Happy Hour For Change. Network, discuss, have fun and learn how you can be part of the change we need. Officials from the Obama Campaign will be present to answer questions on the role you can play. ?Change Happy Hour? pricing on beer, margaritas, martinis and food. At Grand Central Caf?, 500 West Broadway, San Diego 92101 (1 block from American Plaza Trolley & 2 blocks from the Santa Fe Depot stations).
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]
Thursday, August 21st, 6:00 pm supper - 7:00 pm meeting. Progressive Democrats of America meeting. Progressive Activism "Inside & Outside the Democratic Party" - Judy Hess will present news from PDA's National Grassroots Organizing Meeting. At Giovanni's Restaurant, 9353 Clairemont Mesa Blvd. Info: Mike Copass at [address removed]
Thursday, August 21st, 7:00 to 8:30 pm. Meet and Greet House Party in support of 52nd CD Candidate Mike Lumpkin. At the home of Judy Seid, 3875 Rogers Rd (Casa de Oro), Spring Valley 91941. RSVP by August 19th to [address removed] or at[masked]-2496. More about Mike Lumpkin at http://lumpkinforcongress.com
Thursday, August 21st, 7:00-9:00 pm. Fundraiser for ***John Evans***, candidate for San Diego Unified School Board, District A. At the home of Sallie Hilldebrandt in Kensington. Dessert and Coffee. Contact: [address removed]
Friday, August 22nd, refreshments at 6:30, movie at 7:00 pm. North County Democratic Unity's ?Cruisin? and a Movie, ? showing "No End in Sight.? This is the first film of its kind to chronicle the reasons behind Iraq's descent into guerilla war, warlord rule, criminality and anarchy. Free (donation appreciated). At the NC Unity 2008 Campaign Office, 135 E. Grand Avenue in downtown Escondido. Info:[masked] ext 11.
Friday, August 22nd, 4:00-6:00 pm. Meet and Greet for Teachers with John Evans, candidate for San Diego Unified School Board, District A. At the home of Suzanne Hagan. Contact: [address removed]
Saturday, August 23rd, 10:00 am to Noon. San Diego Democratic Women?s Club meeting. Plain Talk about Propositions on the November Ballot with SDDWC members & representatives from Planned Parenthood, SD Democratic Club, and the County Party Central Committee. In the Community Room at Weingart City Heights Library, 3795 Fairmount Ave., S. 92105. Info: Pat Washington (619)[masked] or at [address removed]
Saturday, August 23rd, 10:30 am to 12:30 pm. Progressive Democrats of San Diego meeting. Guest speaker: Bob Nanninga, progressive columnist, environmentalist and candidate for Encinitas City Council. At the Vista Library Community Room, 700 Eucalyptus Avenue, Vista. [masked]-5100. Info: [address removed] or call[masked] for more info.
Saturday, August 23rd, 1:00 - 5:00 pm. The Fallbrook Democratic Club's "Old Fashioned All-American Picnic." Live entertainment by "Natasha & Randie" and ?The Raglands?, with featured guests Robert Hamilton, candidate for the 49th CD and Grey Frandsen, candidate for the 66th AD. At 1815 Stagecoach Lane, Fallbrook. Tickets: Adults $10, children 10 or under $6. Tickets are available at the Fallbrook Democratic Campaign Headquarters, 300 N. Main St., or by mail from Michele Bain, PO Box 103, Fallbrook 92088. Make checks payable to "North County Unity." Info: Lynn Davis at[masked]-9941.
Saturday, August 23rd, 4:00-6:00 pm. 51st Birthday Fiesta and Campaign Kickoff Celebration for Raymond Lutz, candidate for the 77th AD. At La Casa de Lutz, 1010 Old Chase Avenue, El Cajon 92020 (Additional parking is available on Anza Street at the elementary school and the preschool). Suggested donation $51 or join the host committee for $250. (No one will be turned away!) Contribute on-line at www.LutzForAssembly.com. RSVP: Before Aug 21 through your on-line contribution or with Lori at[masked] or [address removed]
Saturday, August 23rd, 6:00 pm. The Suffrage Ball, in celebration of Women's Equality Day. Produced by the Women's History Museum and Educational Center in partnership with the San Diego League of Women Voters, the American Association of University Women, the downtown YWCA. At the Recital Hall "SpeakEasy" in Balboa Park with Sue Palmer (San Diego's Queen of Boogie Woogie) and her orchestra! Cars, Cuisine and Costumes of the Roaring Twenties will intertwine as we celebrate one of our countries memorable moments in time! When American women were finally allowed to have a voice! Tickets: $30. More info and/or order your tickets on line at http://www.whmec.org/SuffrageBall2008.html. Or call[masked]-7963.
Saturday, August 23rd, 6:00-8:00 pm. Celebrate Lemon Grove City Council Candidate George Gastil's Birthday with the Valley-Grove Democratic Club. Master of Ceremonies: Marty Block, candidate for the 78th AD. At the Gastil home, 2295 McKnight Drive, Lemon Grove. RSVP: (619)[masked] or [address removed]
Sunday, August 24th, 2:00 pm. Fundraiser for Mike Aguirre for City Attorney. At the home of Carlos and Linda LeGerrette, 1359 Grove St., San Diego. Suggested contribution: $30 to $320. RSVP to Francisco at[masked] or [address removed]
Sunday, August 24th, 2:00 pm (refreshments and social networking at 1:30). Showing of the Movie "Recount." This movie by HBO Films is a drama based on the events following the 2000 presidential election. 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 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.
Sunday August 24th, 4:00 - 6:00 pm. Victory Party for Jonathan Goetz for Democratic Central Committee. Enjoy complimentary hors d'oeuvres, drink specials and good friends. Hosted by Raymond Portillos-Leon at Hula?s Beach Bar and Grill, 142 University Ave. (In Hillcrest, between 1st & 3rd Ave, across the street from No on Prop 8 HQ). RSVP:[masked] or [address removed]
Tuesday, August 26th, 1:00 pm. Progressive Grandmothers for Political Action meeting. A discussion with City Attorney candidates Mike Aguirre and Jan Goldsmith will be moderated by Ruben Navarrette of the San Diego Union Tribune. All are welcome. At the Remington Club, 16925 Hierba in Rancho Bernardo. Info: Vi Mooberry at[masked]
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]
Thursday, August 28th, 6:00 to 9:00 pm. Nomination watching parties.
Join other San Diego Democrats to watch Sen. Obama?s acceptance speech at one of the following locations:
? San Diego at the Eagles Lodge, 3848 Centre St., San Diego 92103. Info: (858)[masked] or e-mail [address removed]
Local news media will likely check in to see how Democrats here are responding to the convention, so be there to show our energy and strength! The main event in San Diego will feature a broadcast from the Democratic National Convention, appearances by our local candidates, light refreshments, and a cash bar. There is no charge to attend, but donations to cover costs will be welcome.
***Help Our Vets In Denver***Many of the veterans of VoteVets.org will be descending on Denver, to make sure that those assembled at the Democratic Convention know where we stand on the issues. Our veterans will be doing TV and radio, attending events, and speaking to leaders, all to carry our message on matters of importance to our military and veterans. *Each of our veterans is paying their own way to Denver, because they believe so strongly in what we all stand for. Will you help them defray some of the costs they incur while out in Denver? *CLICK HERE: https://secure.ga3.org/03/vet_denver *Your donation will help our vets with some of the costs out in Denver, so they won?t need to pay everything out of pocket. For example, if you can donate $30, that will cover the cost of transportation for one veteran around the city. It might not seem like a lot to you, but to our vets, this means a lot. *Again, we?re all excited to be able to convene in Denver, to make sure some of the biggest leaders in this country know where we stand. The level of commitment that our veterans are showing is tremendous, and I hope you?ll match that commitment with a donation of your own.https://secure.ga3.org/03/vet_denver
Saturday, August 30th, 12:55 pm. Labor Council Day at the Padres. Padres vs. Colorado Rockies. Tickets are just $11, and include a pre-game tailgate party in Tailgate Park. For tickets, contact Anthony Saavedra at (619)[masked], ext. 6 or [address removed]
Sunday, August 31st, 1: 00 to 5:00 pm. Fundraiser for Barack Obama ?08 - an afternoon of cool ocean breezes and good company overlooking the San Elijo Lagoon. At 176 and 178 Solana Point Circle, Solana Beach. Wine, beer, soft drinks, and hors d?oeuvres catered by Brio-A Personal Chef Service. Suggested donation $100 per person. RSVP to Bob or Kyle at [address removed] or[masked]
Dear Friends- I, recently, received an urgent request from Kay Rivers who I know through the San Diego County Community Coalition. It is the emergency need for a host family for a 16 year old student (a violinist) from Belgium, named Jonathan. The sponsoring organization is Cultural Homestay International. You may learn more about them from their website at www.chinet.org Normally there is a lot more planning time for something like this, however the host family intended for Jonathan has had an emergency that will prevent them from being his host. If you are interested in hosting this student, or know someone who might be, could you please be in touch with Kay Rivers, at[masked]-8113., and she will be able to help you connect with the organization and the student.. Yours for a successful search, John ______________________ John P. Falchi San Diego, CA 92107 [masked] ____________ Kay Rivers wrote: Belgian Violinist Needing Parents
I have an urgent request for you. Forward this information please. One of our students from Belgium (a violinist), whose American parents and host family had an emergency and had to leave San Diego suddenly, now needs a home and new host family. His name is Jonathan. Jonathan is 16 and will arrive in San Diego soon.. Please call me in my studio if you can or if you know of anyone who can host this talented and gifted young man. My studio number is[masked]-8113. If I do not answer please leave your name and the name of the family wanting to host Jonathan, with a good call back number. Please give the names and phone number twice. Thank you for all your help, Kay Rivers -- Kay Rivers Studio & Gallery [masked] http://k.riversgallery.home.att.net
FROM DFA NATIONAL HEADQUARTERS > Bryan Hageny-Deputy Training Director
With only 77 days until the election, it's important to have as many resources available to activists and candidates as possible. To that end, I am writing to announce the launch of a brand new interactive Night School webpage. Click on the link below to see.
The new Night School web page includes interactive audio and video presentations of every Night School session to date. Presentations are arranged according to their appropriate Night School semester, and arranged by topic title. Once again all of these materials are completely free to view at your convenience.
We also want to make sure you don't miss out on this month's brand new Night School training. It's taking place this Wednesday, August 20th at 8:30pm Eastern time and our focus will be on Online Organizing: Past, Present and Future. We'll be joined for the hour by one of the pioneers of the Netroots movement, Zack Exley. Zack has directed the internet campaigns for Howard Dean, MoveOn.org and the Kerry-Edwards campaign. Sign up to listen live here: www.democracyforamerica.com/onlineorganizing.
Finally, stay tuned for more info about DFA Night School in September. We'll be doing Night School every week to bring you the skills to Get Out The Vote for your candidates.
Thanks for all you do.
Bryan Hageny Deputy Training Director
P.S. Don't forget that you can also get past editions of DFA Night School on DVD. Every DVD you purchase helps us continue to bring these great trainings to you for free every month. https://democracyforamerica.com/contribute/nightschool
***SAN DIEGO OBAMA CAMPAIGN NEWSLETTER*** ~ August 19, 2008
Dear Obama Supporter,
You can almost feel the heat and vibrations beginning to emanate from atop the Rocky Mountains in Colorado, as Democrats from all over the country begin to converge on the Mile High City for the privilege of coronating Barack Obama next week. Many local supporters are flying and even driving to Denver to witness the glory of Barack's historical acceptance speech. But as you'll see below, we have plenty to do here as we ramp up for the big push to November! Sign up as a precinct captain or to register voters, watch Obama's acceptance speech with the SD Democratic Party or at Winston's, or come out to show John McCain that San Diego is Obama Country!
***Watch the Convention with Us!***
When Barack Obama accepts our Party's presidential nomination in less than two weeks, Democrats across the country will cheer the official beginning of the general election campaign and the countdown to the most important vote in a generation.
The main event in San Diego will feature a broadcast from the Democratic National Convention, appearances by our local candidates, light refreshments, and a cash bar. There is no charge to attend, but donations to cover costs will be welcome.
Local news media will likely check in to see how Democrats here are responding to the convention, so it's important to show our energy and strength! Please join us and bring family and friends. When: Thursday, August 28 - 6p-9p Where: Eagles Lodge, 3848 Centre St., San Diego (92103) RSVP: You can call (858)[masked] or e-mail [address removed] with any questions.
Here's a great way to help Barack in crucial states
Did you know that San Diego has a wonderful fundraising initiative that has been supplying signs, buttons and bumper stickers to both San Diego, and crucial primary and swing states? This initiative has been able to take our local donations and leverage them into tons of Obama signs, buttons, bumper stickers and many other Obama items. The money raised by our initiative has helped the national campaign by providing Obama items to important states that haven?t been able to muster the financial resources for that purpose. (It has been a godsend to some very important primary states.)
This is where we need you. With the general campaign gearing up very soon, we need to quickly gear up our resources to provide all the Obama paraphernalia possible where the campaign really needs it. As you well know; it doesn?t take large donations to make an impact. What it does take is YOUR donation, no matter what size.
If you have any questions, or want more information about the initiative, please contact Andrea Grant at [address removed].
Precinct Leaders: Pick Your Neighborhood!
Contact Dorothy if you would like to contact voters in your own neighborhood or one of your own choosing. The Obama campaign is working with the San Diego County Party GO Team, a countywide organization of over 600 Precinct Leaders. Precinct Leaders may choose to go door-to-door, make phone calls or host house parties in an effort to identify supporters, persuade the undecided and register new voters. Training and supplies will be provided. If you were a Precinct Captain for Obama in the primary, we highly encourage you to join the GO Team. They use Votebuilder, the same computer system you learned to use for the California primary.
RSVP: For more information or to join the GO Team please contact:
Cortney [address removed] (858)[masked]
Phone Bank for Obama and Local Congressional Candidates
Join us to make calls for both Barack Obama and local Democratic congressional candidates. If you have never phone banked before, don't worry, volunteer trainers will be on hand. Bring your cell phones, chargers and a smile and let's turn this whole county blue!
Swing State calls to Nevada - Obama Saturday, August 30, 10a-2p Joyce Beers Community Center 1230 Cleveland Ave, Hillcrest, 92103 2 blocks north of University Ave behind Trader Joes RSVP: [address removed]
Mike Lumpkin for Congress Sunday, August 24, 1pm-5pm 10769 Woodside Ave, Suite 208 Santee, CA 92071 RVSP for Lumpkin Phone Bank contact Pat Hurley:[masked]
Nick Leibham for Congress Sunday, August 24, 4p-8p
135 East Grand Ave Escondidio, CA 92025
7911 Herschel Ave La Jolla, CA 92037
519 Encinitas Blvd. Suite 107 Encinitas, CA 92024
To RSVP for Leibham Phone Bank contact: Brandon[masked]
Make calls from home!
Grow the movement for Barack in Nevada. Call voters to ask who they plan to support. There is a simple on-line calling tool that will provide a sample script and contact information. For more information click on the following link:
Join other San Diegans interested in a change in leadership. Network, discuss, have fun and learn how you can be part of the change we need. Officials from the Campaign will be present to answer any questions on the role you can play.
When: Thursday, August 21, 2008, 5-8PM . Where: Grand Central Caf? 500 West Broadway, San Diego 92101 Corner of Broadway and Columbia Street (One block from American Plaza Trolley Station) . RSVP: http://my.barackobama.com/page/event/detail/44gkh
Voter Registration Volunteers Needed!
Volunteers are needed to register voters at various locations throughout the county. Training and supplies will be provided. Volunteer shifts are for two hours at a time of your choosing. If you would like to volunteer please RSVP as indicated below.
Colleges and Universities:
School is about to begin. We will be registering on campus at community colleges and universities throughout San Diego. If you are interested in registering on campus please send us an email and indicate which college or university you would prefer. Please send an email and indicate which school: [address removed]
On-Going East County Registration:
Parkway Plaza 3rd weekend of the month through October, Sat, 9a-9p, Sun 11a-6p RSVP: Kristy Mundt, [address removed]
Santee Trolley Square Concert Series Every Thu, 5p-8p RSVP: Pat Hurley, [address removed]
Center Court, Grossmont Shopping Center Every Sat through Oct 18, noon-6p RSVP: Garry Armacost [address removed]
***Sat/Sun, 8/23-8/24/2008 First Las Vegas Road Trip!***
Feeling lucky? Then don't miss the first San Diego-to-Las Vegas road trip this weekend, part of our ongoing effort to ensure that the critical swing state of Nevada swings into Obama's column in November! The Obama campaign has scheduled a massive Voter Registration Drive from 9:00 a.m. Saturday, August 23 to 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, August 24. Volunteers should arrive at the Obama office in Las Vegas by 9:00am Saturday. Some assistance with accommodations will be provided, and carpools are being organized. Volunteers will be met and trained by a local Obama representative upon arrival in Las Vegas. If you're fired up and ready to help the Nevada Obama Team, please contact Bob.
When: Sat-Sun, August 23-24, 9a-5p Where: Obama Campaign HQ, Las Vegas RSVP: Bob Isaacson [address removed]
Viva Obama Clubs!
Everyone is invited to organize a Viva Obama Club! To initiate it, all you need to do is to get ten people to join your club and register on-line. You must commit to do five things at a minimum to be recognized as a Viva Obama Club:
1) Issue on-going invitations for others to join your club. 2) Conduct on-going voter education (OBAMA for CHANGE & MCCAIN for the SAME). 3) Conduct voter registration and maintain a list with contact information of all club members and those you register to vote 4) Promote campaign fundraising 5) Get out the vote (GOTV) on Election Day by phone banking and precinct walking RSVP: For more information contact: Paty Mayer Ochoa [address removed]
Tue 8/19/2008 San Elijo Obama Fundraiser!
Join us for afternoon cool ocean breezes and good company overlooking the San Elijo Lagoon. Hosted by Kyle Marie Wesendorf and Bob Isaacson, Elly and Maury Hart, Susan and John Cotsirilos, Steve Usher, Nancy Greene and Alex Landon. Wine, beer, soft drinks, and hors d?oeuvres. Catered by Brio-A Personal Chef Service.
Suggested donation $100 per person When: Sunday, August 31, 1: 00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Where: 176 and 178 Solana Point Circle Solana Beach, California
RSVP: Bob or Kyle at [masked] or [address removed]
Fri-Sat, 9/5-9/6/2008 Art for Change
Please join us at Art of Framing in Normal Heights for two fantastic opening receptions to celebrate San Diego's Art for Change exhibit! This show will feature national & local artists who have prepared pieces in a variety of mediums, expressing their passion for Obama's candidacy. All pieces will be offered for sale and many of the local artists will be on hand to discuss their work. The first 500 guests will receive a free Obama bracelet! Local volunteers and delegates for the Obama campaign will be on hand to sell Obama merchandise, share stories from Denver, and register new volunteers for all of the fun & exciting projects that will take place before November! Cover charge at the door is $10 and includes free food and drink. Matching donations to the Obama campaign can be made on the MyBO link. The gallery owner will be donating 50% of the proceeds to the Obama Victory Fund. When: Friday, Saturday, September 5-6, 5p
Obama SD is proving to be a tremendous source of volunteers, and many of you would prefer to work in an office. While the Obama campaign does not have an official office in San Diego, there are several offices with other campaigns and with the SD County Democratic Party throughout the county that need your help. If you are interested in helping with data entry or general office work, let us know and we will direct you the right place and person.
For more information contact the SD County Democratic Party.
RSVP: Cortney [address removed] (858)[masked]
Watch Obama accept the Nomination at Winston's!
Please join us us to watch Barack Obama accept the nomination of the Democratic Party at Winston's! They have two enormous projection screens and a dozen other smaller sets, comfortable seating, great drinks and great service. There will be a band setting up and playing immediately after the speech is over, and the bar will have to be cleared no later than 9:30 so the band can set up. If you want to stay to hear the band, there is a $10 cover. The band is Blue Turtle Seduction. IMPORTANT: This is a bar and children are not allowed! We hope to see you there!
While we are all busy reveling in Barack's nomination in Denver, McCain hopes we won't notice him coming to try and snag media time and sway supporters in San Diego. Send McCain a message that just because we are celebrating our nominee doesn't mean we are not ready for action. We need loads of volunteers for this event, including videographers, photographers, and, most importantly, rallyers! By signing up on the MyBO link, you will be notified about the different ways you can help out.
Quick Links San Diego Obama Website: www.obamasd.com National Obama Website: www.barackobama.com California Campaign Site: my.barackobama.com/page/content/cahome California HQ Blog: my.barackobama.com/page/community/group/CaliforniaHQBlog
San Diego Democratic Party Offices: SDCDP, 8304 Clairemont Mesa Blvd., SD, 92111,[masked] SDCDP, 45 Third Ave., Chula Vista, 91910,[masked]
IMPORTANT: San Diego DFA members : Please Check it out this website! FreeSpeechforPeople.org -SD DFA MEMBERS need to vote to give our SD DFA endorsement to FreeSpeechforPeople.org (created by David Swanson)!* at our next meetup: Wednesday, April 7th, 7-9pm, San Diego Democracy for America Meetup,at Giovanni's
***For a Full Calender of Events go to www.sddemocrats.org/events.asp ***
APRIL 2010 >Important Dates:
*1. Saturday, April 10, 6PM - 9PM, 30th Annual Eleanor & Franklin D. Roosevelt Dinner, at Holiday Inn on the Bay, Downtown San Diego. Call: 858-277-3367 Email: email@example.com Website: www.sddemocrats.org
*2. Friday, April 16 - Sunday, April 18th. "2010 State Annual CDP Convention" Location: Los Angeles Convention Center. Website: www.cadem.org
*3. Sunday, April 25, 1pm-3pm. SDDWC presents Student Scholarship Fundraising Tea In Honor of President Emeritus, Verna King. Location:TBA