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* IMPORTANT * San Diego County Democratic Party ALERT *** VOTER ID LAW IN CALIFORNIA ? *** That's right: this week the Republican Party announced plans to pursue a voter ID initiative in our state. 's their latest attempt to win elections through voter s

From: Carol C.
Sent on: Friday, July 27, 2012 7:24 PM



* IMPORTANT * San Diego County Democratic Party ALERT *** VOTER ID LAW IN CALIFORNIA ? *** That's right: this week the Republican Party announced plans to pursue a voter ID initiative in our state. It's their latest attempt to win elections through voter suppression and campaign finance loopholes.  They've already put Prop. 32 on the November ballot -- a deceptive move to silence the voices of workers and starve Democratic candidates of funding. A voter ID law would do further harm by making it harder for students, the elderly, and the poor to participate in our democracy.   Please donate to San Diego Democrats today so we can build a stronger organization to beat back these despicable Republican tactics.  Locally, our opponents are fighting to elect an anti-worker zealot as the next Mayor of San Diego. We're gearing up now for that and and other close contests throughout the county. You can help: click here to give $5, $25, or whatever you can afford.     There are just over 100 days left in this race. We're raising money to open offices, equip volunteers, and distribute our official voter guide far and wide. I'm asking you to be one of 100 supporters to launch our "Battleground San Diego" campaign to turn out our voters in November. Please join our cause by making a donation today.   With gratitude,   Jess Durfee Chair, San Diego County Democratic Party Member, Democratic National Committee
************LISTING OF EVENTS**********

JULY ~ 2012

***SAT JULY 28 at 8:30PM - 12:30AM  * ~ " ZOOTSUIT BOOGIE by Luis Valdez. " with PACHUCO JOSE Y Los Diamantes ~ plus ROY RAPID &  THE RHYTHM ROCK TRIO ***  XAVIER ~ The X-Man® @XavierTheXMan DJ, I keep the FIRME Oldies alive with 2 Turntables & a Mic!     ***18 & UP with ID*** LIVE MUSIC, TACOS & DANCE*** LIBATIONS BY BARRIO LOGAN WINERY &  ROCK BOTTOM BREWERY-LA JOLLA   SUPPORT YOUR CENTRO! PURCHASE TICKETS HERE: // TICKETS: $20. Available at The Centro Cultural De La Raza or online at www.XMANSHOW.COM  For more INFO: (619)[masked]  *Where CENTRO CULTURAL DE LA RAZA, 2004 PARK BLVD. SAN DIEGO 92101 ***Get a $15 discount when you purchase a Zoot Suit ticket with a Boogie Dance ticket for Centro’s Zoot Suit Boogie.  Combo ticket price: $63  Simply ask for or select the “boogie combo” at[masked] or OR purchase tickets JUST FOR THE DANCE buy tickets today!"  // !    "This event is reaching capacity, buy tickets today:http// Following #thecentro_sd! Dance goes through 12:30am.*** _________________________________
***SAT JULY 28 at 11:30AM "GREEN PARTY OF SAN DIEGO MONTHLY MEETING- JULY ELECTION FOR COUNTY COUNCIL - * Aida Abril,* Lynne Sandoval * Bob Dennis * are each running and the County Council is looking forward to expanding our numbers along with getting them to do all our work for us (just kidding). If there are any other volunteers who would also like to be added to the County Council please let me know so I can add your name to the list for the July Election..Email: [address removed] Phone: [masked] Website: http://www.sdgreenpar...Peace, Hugh Moore Treasurer, Green Party of San Diego County. *Where: Joyce Beers Community Center in Hillcrest, 3900 Vermont St., San Diego 92103. _________________________________
***MON JULY 30 at 6:00PM  THE KOCH BROTHERS EXPOSED showing Monday 7/30 at the San Diego Democratic Coastal Campaign office...6pm 1946 Balboa Ave, in PB ______________________________
***MON JULY 30  at  2:00PM " COURT SUPPORT FOR PATIENT RON CHANG  For STATE -SANCTIONED MEDICAL CANNABIS " On Monday, please join concerned citizens, patients and advocates in court to show support for Mr. Chang and to hopefully see him released. Medical Cannabis patient Ron Chang is currently behind bars for operating a state-sanctioned medical cannabis collective in San Marcos, a city in North San Diego County with an unconstitutional ban on the books. After the city attempted to shut his collective down, Mr. Chang challenged them in court. The challenge may very well have resulted in the city's illegal ban being overturned.  Americans for Safe Access (ASA): Advocating Legal Medical Marijuana Therapuetics & Research :  or  [masked] or  toll-free[masked]  email:  [address removed] Website: [address removed] On Monday, please join concerned citizens, patients and advocates in court to show support for Mr. Chang and to hopefully see him released. WHAT: COURT SUPPORT for Ron Chang WHEN: 7/30/2012 - 2pm  *WHERE: San Diego Federal Court 3rd Floor Judge Anello Ron - 880 Front St. San Diego CA 92101 __________________________________
***MON JULY 30th at 2:00pm  " POPULATION CONNECTION IS SAN DIEGO PRESENTS ~   PLANNED PARENTHOOD: SERVICES, RESPONSIBILITY, POLITICS & MORALS " You are invited to a seminar hosted by Population Connection-San Diego!  When: Monday, July 30th, 2012 2:00 p.m.  ***Where: Room 1103, Muir Biology Building John Muir College of the University of California, San Diego campus 9500 Gilman Drive La Jolla, CA[masked] Planned Parenthood: Services, Responsibilities, Politics and Morals   The talk will be given by ***Luis A. Montero, Grassroots Coordinator of Planned Parenthood Action Fund of the Pacific Southwest. This is our fifth seminar of the summer. As a member of Population Connection, we are hoping you will join the PC family here in San Diego County. Our PC co-chairs for the San Diego area are ***Milton Saier, Professor of Molecular Biology [masked]; [address removed]) and   ***Cynthia Cordova [masked]; [address removed]) who are anxious to meet and get to know you.  We need your input! Please feel free to contact us if there are questions or comments. __________________________ ***MON JULY 30th MEDICARE TURNS 47! Medicare Turns 47! Medicare is the Solution… Not the Problem! Events listed here and updated daily! Medicare is a the nation’s most popular social program. It has been working to provide those 65 and over, those with disabilities and certain medical conditions, with access to comprehensive healthcare without fear of bankruptcy. __________________________
***TUES JULY 31st at 6:00PM " COMMUNITY MEETING on PROPERTY VALUE PROTECTION ORDINANCE (PVPO)  ~   THE NEXT STEPS for PVPO ~  TO ENSURE THAT THIS ORDINANCE PASSES AT THE FULL CITY COUNCIL!!! " As you know, on Wednesday July 11, the Land Use & Housing Committee, with a vote of 3 to 1, approved sending the Property Value Protection Ordinance (PVPO) to the full City Council for a vote to the full City Council for a vote. This is great news! But the fight isn't over yet, we need to have the ordinance passed at full council. We invite you to a community meeting to discuss the next steps to successfully pass the ordinance, social media outreach and other ways to continue our work forward. Please RSVP by email: [address removed] or by phone [masked] ext. 62. Sincerely,  Normita Rodriguez Organizer, Center on Policy Initiatives | | CPI on Facebook | Twitter @onlineCPI   *Where: Mercado Apartments, Community Room, 2001 Newton Avenue, (Barrio Logan Project Area) , SD

AUGUST ~ 2012

*** WED AUG 1 at 7-9PM * SPECIAL* ~ " SAN DIEGO DFA & SD PDA Metro MEETUP" Members Forum -- Informal discussion and member announcements.  "Good-Bye" to Our Co-Anchor -- Mike Copass is headed for the great Northwest, so we decided this is a perfect meeting to bid Mike goodbye and thank him for all he's done.  Join Us for a Causal & Fun Summer Meetup! Casual & Fun Meetup. Where: Giovanni's Restaurant's Meeting Room, 9353 Clairemont Mesa Blvd., San Diego, CA 92123. ( At the corner of Clairemont Mesa Blvd. & Ruffin RD.) Website:

______________________________ ***WED AUG 1 at Cocktails will start flowing at 7:30 p.m. and the presentation will begin around 8:00 p.m. " VOSD Presents MEETING OF THE MINDS  ~ SAN DIEGO ARTS & CULTURE HIGHLIGHTS "   Join Us for a Meeting of the Minds: San Diego Arts & Culture Highlights   We're in the final countdown to our next "Meeting of the Minds" arts event Wednesday, August 1.    This time we're taking the event outside under the stars by transforming the rooftop of the Horton Plaza parking garage (the 7 Lemon level of the G Street entrance). Cocktails will start flowing at 7:30 p.m. and the presentation will begin around 8:00 p.m. Our six speakers, listed below, will illuminate topics in a visual, rapid-fire presentation style called pecha-kucha - zipping through 20 slides at 20 seconds each. It's by far the fastest and most entertaining way to learn about great art in San Diego. *Anna Daniels - stretching musical sensibilities *Jory Herman - learning a giant instrument   *Alexandra Hubenko - unpeeling a masterpiece mystery  *Martin Poirier - the courthouse's luminous art *Lauren Popp - artist-invented spaces *Javier Velasco - debunking stereotypes with drama You can find out more about our presenters here.   VOSD members will enjoy free admission. All others will be asked to make a $5 donation. We'll have Karl Strauss brews, specialty vodka drinks from St. Petersburg Vodka and coupons for the Horton Plaza food court. * WHERE: Rooftop of the Horton Plaza parking garage (the 7 Lemon level of the G Street entrance).  There's obviously plenty of parking and we'll provide validation. RSVP on FACEBOOK AT: ______________________________
***SAT AUG 4 at from 12:00 noon until 2:00 PM. " ELECTION PROTECTION IS COMING TO SAN DIEGO ~ ENSURING CITIZENS CAN VOTE! " The featured speakers are *Lori Shellberger, Civic Engagement Attorney, ACLU *Deborah Sieler, San Diego County Registrar of Voters, *Palma Hooper, Director, Southwest Center for Asian Pacific Law. Voting is one of our most precious rights as Americans. ***Dedicated people, both inside & outside of government are constantly striving to make certain that all the workers at the polling place have all the training and materials they need. Others are making every effort to prevent deceptive practices and voter suppression from robbing citizens of their right to vote. The League and Common Cause are joining forces again for this important meeting. *Where: Mission Valley Library, 2123 Fenton Parkway, SD 92108- 4739. Jeanne Brown, Co-President League of Women Voters San Diego (619)[masked] or  John Smith, California Common Cause, cell[masked]- 3482 or [address removed]


***WED AUG 8 at 7:00-9:00PM (Doors open at 6:30 p.m.) ROY ZIMMERMAN CONCERT ~ ENJOY AN INVIGORATING * INSPIRING * JUST PLAIN FUN EVENING! Roy will be in his element and so will all who come to hear him. Combining extraordinary musical talent with sharp wit and spot-on observation Roy Zimmerman offers a uniquely astute, lefty-leaning commentary on the times. And, yes, you can find him on youtube. But, as friends who have seen Roy in person will affirm, YouTube doesn't come close to the in-person experience. Frequenter of Occupy and rallies across America, Roy brings his energy to the cause. Singer/song writer and satirist, Roy's original songs focus upon class warfare, creationism, same-sex marriage, guns, marijuana, abstinence, Republicans (a lot of songs about Republicans), ignorance, war and greed. 7 p.m. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Sponsored by the Peace Resource Center of San Diego Tickets $18 or pay what you can Purchase tickets at The Peace Resource Center[masked] Info on Roy Zimmerman http://www.royzimmerm... Roy Zimmerman at Occupy San Francisco *Where: San Diego First Church of the Brethren, 3850 Westgate Place, San Diego, 92105



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