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Sitting U.S. Congressman Brian Bilbray, an absentee slumlord.
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SATURDAY EVENTS ~ SEPTEMBER 29, 2012
***SAT SEPT 29 at 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM BONITAFEST! REGISTER VOTERS BONITAFEST! SHIFTS: 10a-12p, 12p-2p, 2p-4p Eastlake/Bonita Democratic Club Booth #12 Corner of Bonita Road and Central Avenue in Bonita – the small Bonita Post Office is in this center Very near Hans & Harry’s Bakery RSVP: [address removed] Website: http://www.bonitacalifornia.org/bonitafest.html Come help members of the Eastlake-Bonita Democratic Club register voters at our booth at Bonitafest! Training and materials will be provided--all you need to do is show up. *WHERE:
Eastlake/Bonita Democratic Club Booth #12, Corner of Bonita Road and Central Avenue in Bonita – the small Bonita Post Office is in this center Very near Hans & Harry’s Bakery Contact VIVIAN SHERRILL, President, RSVP: [address removed] Website: http://www.bonitacalifornia.org/bonitafest.html
***SAT SEPT 29 at 10:00AM SEPTEMBER SUPER WALK w/ TONI ATKINS & BOB FILNER! Early voting begins in just two weeks, so every day we have left to reach voters is precious. What we need most right now are volunteers who will knock on doors and talk to voters about our candidates in key races -- like Bob Filner for Mayor and Scott Peters for Congress. Will you join me this Saturday, the 29th, at 10:00 a.m. for a September Super-Walk to support our Democratic team? *WHERE: We're meeting at the Democratic Unity office at 8322 Clairemont Mesa Blvd., Suite 202, in San Diego (92111). This is the perfect way to help several Democratic campaigns at the same time, since the voters we're reaching out to live in multiple targeted districts. You can RSVP at www.sddemocrats.org/unity After morning refreshments and a short introductory program, we'll get some training on how to talk to voters, along with precinct lists and doorhangers. (There'll be a phonebanking option, too.) Our special guest Saturday morning will be Assemblymember Toni Atkins, who was recently named the Majority Leader of the California Assembly. Toni is a superb representative for San Diego County in Sacramento, and she can reinforce how important our local efforts are for the future of our state. Time is short, and our work contacting Democratic voters really does make a difference. I hope you'll sign up now -- and then walk with us this weekend!
Jess Durfee Chair, San Diego County Democratic Party
Member, Democratic National Committee
***SAT SEPT 29 at 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM • GO Team GO • SOUTH COUNTY ~ Let's get GO-ing! • Help Get-out-the-Vote in your community! • LET'S INCREASE TURNOUT! • Let's Elect OBAMA! We'll provide all the materials needed to talk to neighbors about this important election, including tips on effective door-to-door canvassing, phone contact, voter registration as well as our voter contact plan for the November General Election. We're contacting voters in San Diego to support the President, our congressional candidates, our state legislative candidates, and other San Diego County races and making sure voters have a list of all endorsed candidates and proposition positions. *Where: South County Democratic Campaign Office, 45 Broadway, Chula Vista, CA 91910 Price: $0.00 / Unit Contact: [masked] Email: [address removed] Website: www.sddemocrats.org/goteam GO Team (Voter Contact)
***SAT SEPT 29 at 10:00AM - 4:00PM. • ADAM AVENUE STREET FAIR In NORMAL HEIGHTS • VOTER REGISTRATION IS HEATING UP!! THE ELECTION is in FULL SWING!!! • MARK YOUR CALENDARS! • Volunteers are needed to register new citizens! BOB FILNER Campaign at booth A28, which is located on Adams Ave. & Hawley Blvd. Parking can be a challenge - public transit is recommended (Bus Route 11) Website: http://adamsaveonline.com/StreetFair/ Please RSVP if you will be able to volunteer, and, indicate which event and time you would like to volunteer. Training and supplies will be provided, so all you need to do is to show up. Hope to see you there! Contact & RSVP: [masked] Email: [address removed]
***SAT SEPT 29 from 5:30-7:30PM • CALLING ALL HANDS ON DECK! • SHERRI NEEDS YOUR HELP TO BE RE-ELECTED TO THE SAN DIEGO CITY COUNCIL, DISTRICT #1 ! • LET'S RAISE THE ROOF! JOIN ALL OUR FELLOW DEMOCRATS & ALL THE PROGRESSIVE ORGANIZATIONS FOR A SPECIAL FUND RAISING EVENT! • • • Hello Friends, SHERRI LIGHTNER NEEDS YOUR HELP... to be reelected to the San Diego City Council & WE NEED SHERRI on the City Council! • Please join us as we work together to return her to her seat. • Sherri will continue to ADVOCATE for WOMEN'S RIGHTS • LGBT RIGHTS & EQUALITY for ALL PEOPLE! • If Sherri is not reelected it is many steps backward as we continue our fight for civil rights. • Please join San Diego County NOW Chapter PAC • Run Women Run • the La Jolla Democratic Club • SD Dems for Equality & the Progressive Dems of SD for a special fund raising event for Sherri. We will have MUSIC • Hor d'oeuvres • BEVERAGES & GREAT CONVERSATIONS! Suggested contribution - $50.00 -$250.00. Please come !!! You can RSVP, Just CALL JESSICA at [masked] or Donate on line at www.SherriLightner.org Please join all of us in making Sherri's reelection happen. You will be glad that you did! For Equality, Gloria Johnson, President, SDC NOW • [address removed] • • LET"S GO PARTY FOR SHERRI! • WHERE: WONDERFUL HOME IN THE BIRD ROCK AREA, 5536 CALUMET AVE, LA JOLLA 92037 Website www.SherriLightner.org
***SAT SEPT 29 at 10:00AM... All Day Events * POLITIFEST 2012 *at Ingram Plaza, Liberty Station - NTC Promenade* -- VoiceofSanDiego.org presents POLITIFEST IS BACK IN 2012! ALL DAY EVENTS -- Get ready for a festive day of local politics, civic discussion and good, old-fashioned family fun. In 2011, more than 1,200 people attended our inaugural event and we expect even more in this election year. Don't miss these events and activities:• Mayoral Debate Congressional Debate BOB FILNER & CARL DEMAIO • Idea Tournament (New and Improved!) • Kids Area • Beer Garden • Band • Hundreds of Community Booths • Want to be as an event sponsor or community partner? Do you want a table or booth to highlight your organization or ideas about San Diego's future? - Contact Mary at [address removed] • *Where: Liberty Station, San Diego, 92107 Email RSVP: [address removed]
***SAT SEPT 29 at 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM *VOTER REGISTRATION AT POLITIFEST! * The election is right around the corner and some of our most productive registration events are coming up. Please consider volunteering to help register new voters at this event! RSVP if you'll be able to attend and specify the event, date and time that you would like to work. We'll bring the supplies and train new volunteers-all you need to do is show up! THANK YOU SO MUCH! GREG *Where: Liberty Station, San Diego, 92107 Email RSVP: [address removed]
***SAT SEPT 29 starts at 10:00AM GREEN PARTY OF SAN DIEGO AT POLITIFEST! Visit the Green Party table at San Diego's political festival. Politifest is sponsored by the Voice of San Diego and takes place at Liberty Station. Even better, contact us to volunteer at the table! *Where: INGRAM PLAZA in Liberty Station, San Diego, 92107 email: [address removed] To see the San Diego Green Party's September Newsletter go to their website: www.sdgreenparty.org/ • Green Party of San Diego County | Peace Justice Democracy
***SAT SEPT 29 "YES FOLKS ~ IT'S CALLIN' CAMP" Marcia will be holding another Callin' Camp for the UCSD area on September 29th and 30th. Two days of vigorous phone calls, finding out if people want to take on their fellow democrats, getting them to the polls and having their votes counted. We can't figure out why some democrats don't vote. If they all did, I would be out of a job (volunteer), and I would be delighted. But they don't. Here's where you come in... I wish I had the time to make hundreds of phone calls before the November elections. You are invited to help me. Contact Info: Email me: [address removed] or call me if you are interested or have further questions [masked]. Details TBA.
*** SAT SEPT 29 at 1:00PM '" PB BATTLEGROUND PHONE BANK with Host Wanda Boyle " Join Volunteers in Pacific Beach as we call into battleground states to support President Obama and Democrats up and down the ticket. Please remember to bring your cell phone, charger, hand held devices, and laptops if you have one. Time: Saturday, September 29, 2012 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM Host: Wanda Boyle *SIGN UP NOW & make sure to bring a friend along: http://ca.barackobama.com/California-Fall-Phone-Banks **** *? (incl. yourself) Contact Phone: [masked] *WHERE: Beverly's House (San Diego, CA) 2073 Wilbur Ave. San Diego, CA 92109
It's that time of year -- can you feel the change? I'm not talking about the weather. It's officially election season, and I can tell you the energy in our offices and out in the field is through the roof. Recently, we hosted our largest weekend of action yet. Tens of thousands of volunteers turned out to make calls, knock on doors, and do their part to make sure we have four more years to move America forward. It's a big step toward winning on November 6th, and with just 41 days to go, it's time to take the next one. We're keeping the momentum rolling with a phone bank in San Diego this Saturday. Can you make it? When: Saturday, September 29th Shifts start at 1:00 pm Sign up now, and make sure to bring a friend along: http://ca.barackobama.com/California-Fall-Phone-Banks Thanks, Gillian Gillian Bergeron Deputy GOTV Director Obama for America From: [address removed] Reply-To: [address removed]
***SAT SEPT 29 at 5pm " SPAGHETTI DINNER outside the New Museum Space in Liberty Station followed by FILM SCREENING OF "TRUST" A 2010 film directed by DAVID SCHWIMMER starring * CATHERINE KEENER * CLIVE OWEN * LIANA LIBERTO . A teenage girl becomes a victim of sexual abuse when she befriends a man on the Internet. This film is a must-see for all concerned about the safety of our children. Preview this film here. Donation: $15.00 *Where: Women's Museum of California HOSTS: The BSCC (Bilateral Safety Corridor Coalition) and Women's Museum of California SEATING IS LIMITED Call [masked] or email to reserve your seat. firstname.lastname@example.org or Website: www.womensmuseumca.org /
***SAT SEPT 29 at 3:00 -6:30PM " LIVING GREEN at BLUE SKY RANCH ~ FRESH FOOD FEAST " Our Publisher, Heartland Coalition & Our Sister Organization, UnitedGreen, are hosting this very special event co-sponsored by East County Magazine. As our readers, YOU & YOUR FRIENDS & FAMILY are INVITED TO JOIN US at "Living Green at Blue Sky Ranch" on Saturday, September 29 from 3-6:30 p.m. Enjoy a summer's end evening at Blue Sky Ranch in Lakeside, where you'll savor a buffet of fresh and local foods. Learn the latest on community supported agriculture. Stroll through landscaped paths to view exhibits on gardens, water, and permaculture. Ask questions of a master gardener. View sustainability presentations and hear a report from "Project Greensmart." THERE'S STILL TIME TO GET EARLY BIRD RATES OF $20 A PERSON. (Or pay $35 at the door/$60 per couple) Please RSVP at [masked] to secure these early-bird rates. Early RSVPs are appreciated, to assure plenty of food for the fresh foods feast! Reply-To: [address removed] Please RSVP at [masked] *Where: 13743 BLUE SKY RANCH RD., LAKESIDE, CA 92040
***SAT SEPT 29 from 9:30 to 10:00AM Program Begins, IN RANCHO PALOS VERDES * FRACKING Process (Hydraulic fracking) PRACTICES & MORATORIUM BILL AB 972 with ASSEMBLYMEMBER BETSEY BULTER & PAUL FERRAZZI & DR. CLYDE WILLIAMS* in RANCHO PALOS VERDES" Assemblymember Betsy Butler will update us on her Fracking Moratorium bill (AB 972). After her presentation two well-informed speakers will discuss the controversial process of Fracking or hydraulic fracturing. They are Paul Ferrazzi, Executive Director of Citizens for a Safe Community, and Dr. Clyde Williams, Oil and Gas Specialist and leader of the Sierra Club California Fracking Group. The Environmental Priorities Network presents a very interesting public forum on the process of Fracking, at the Pacific Unitarian Church. Coffee and snacks will be available from 9:30 to 10 AM, and visitors may visit tables with information on environmental organizations and activities. *Where: the Pacific Unitarian Church, 5621 Montemalaga Drive, in Rancho Palos Verdes
SUNDAY EVENTS ~ SEPTEMBER 30, 2012
***SUN SEPT 30 Very EARLY!– AIDS Walk San Diego - Are You Registered? On Sunday, Sept. 30, nearly 8,000 walkers, runners and volunteers will line up in Balboa Park for the 23rd AIDS Walk & Run San Diego to raise much-needed funds for local HIV/AIDS service organizations. Make sure you’re part of it! Registration is quick and easy. Just go to www.aidswalksd.org and sign up as an individual, join an existing team or start your own team. By signing up now and inviting others to join you, you’ll help get the date for AIDS Walk on people’s calendars and give us all a chance to start early on our fundraising efforts. Thank you for all that you have done to make AIDS Walk & Run San Diego the largest one-day HIV/AIDS fundraiser in San Diego County! For more information, contact Ian Johnson at 619.291.WALK (9255) or [address removed]. Details to come. Visit us at www.aidswalksd.org or find us on Facebook! https://www.facebook.com/AIDSWalkSD
***SUN SEPT 30 at 10:00AM - 4:00PM • ADAM AVENUE STREET FAIR In NORMAL HEIGHTS •VOTER REGISTRATION IS HEATING UP! • THE ELECTION is in FULL SWING!!! • MARK YOUR CALENDARS! • Volunteers are needed to register new citizens! • BOB FILNER Campaign at booth A28, which is located on Adams Ave. & Hawley Blvd. Parking can be a challenge - public transit is recommended (Bus Route 11) Website: http://adamsaveonline.com/StreetFair/ Please RSVP if you will be able to volunteer, and, indicate which event and time you would like to volunteer. Training and supplies will be provided, so all you need to do is to show up. Hope to see you there! Contact & RSVP: ([masked] Email: [address removed]
*** SUN SEPT 30 at 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM "Obama Victory Fund 2012: Fun, Food & Music at Anthology to Benefit Obama's Victory Fund" This Sunday there is also a very cool fundraiser happening at the world class restaurant, ANTHOLOGY in Downtown San Diego, with music and food at 2pm. Special guest speaker CHRISTINE FORESTER, Vice Chair of National Finance Committee for OFA 2008 and a member of Obama's Committee for Arts and Humanitities. Let's turn more voters out for Obama and make sure he feels all our love on November 6th! (Grassroots Fundraising House Party) Come enjoy the musical performance of a "Motown Review", appetizers and no host bar at a special afternoon at Anthology in downtown San Diego in Support of President Obama's re-election. https://my.barackobama.com/page/event/detail/gsltz4 ($100/ticket donation) Guest Level tickets: $100 Sponsor Level tickets: $200 SIGN UP FOR 'FUN, FOOD & MUSIC AT ANTHOLOGY TO BENEFIT OBAMA'S VICTORY FUND' How many people are coming? (incl. yourself) ----- For more INFO email: [address removed] - RSVP by sending contribution to: "San Diego Friends of Obama" 5694 Mission Center #475 San Diego, CA 92108. - Checks Payable to "Obama Victory Fund 2012. *WHERE: Anthology, 1337 India Street, San Diego, CA 92101
***SUN SEPT 30 "YES FOLKS ~ IT'S CALLIN' CAMP". Marcia will be holding another Callin' Camp for the UCSD area on September 29th and 30th. Two days of vigorous phone calls, finding out if people want to take on their fellow democrats, getting them to the polls and having their votes counted. We can't figure out why some democrats don't vote. If they all did, I would be out of a job (volunteer), and I would be delighted. But they don't. Here's where you come in... I wish I had the time to make hundreds of phone calls before the November elections. You are invited to help me. Contact Info: Email me: [address removed] or call me if you are interested or have further questions - [masked]. Details TBA.
***SUN SEPT 30 at 3:00PM Clairemont/La Jolla/UTC Battleground Join volunteers in Clairemont/La Jolla/UTC as we call into battleground states to support President Obama and Democrats up and down the ticket. Please remember to bring your cell phone and charger! Host: Rhoda Quate Contact Phone: [masked] *Where: Rhoda's House, 3170 Chicago St San Diego, CA 92117
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***MON OCT 1 at 5:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. JOIN US ~ WATER FOR PEOPLE ~ BIG EASY BASH ~ At WEFTEC 2012 In NEW ORLEANS! Water For People at our " PARTY FOR A PURPOSE "! Join Water For People in our effort to end water poverty for Everyone, Forever! Just steps away from the Convention Center, " THE HOWLIN' WOLF " will be THE PLACE TO BE.* Great New Orleans Cuisine, and World-Renowned, Hot 8 Brass Band live on the Howlin' Wolf Stage! ~ BE PART OF THE MOVEMENT. All proceeds from this event will support Water For People. Individual Tickets - $35 presale / $40 at the door REGISTER. Please go to www.weftec.org. *Where: The Howlin’ Wolf | New Orleans, LA |
***TUES OCT 2 at 10:00AM - 2:00PM *UCSD *VOTER REGISTRATION AT UCSD! * The election is right around the corner and some of our most productive registration events are coming up. 10am - 2pm (two hour shift of your choosing) *WHERE: UCSD, Library walk free speech zone Above Price Center just west of Giesel Library *NEED DIRECTIONS? Contact Greg if you need directions [masked] Please consider volunteering to help register new voters at this event! RSVP if you'll be able to attend and specify the event, date and time that you would like to work. We'll bring the supplies and train new volunteers-all you need to do is show up! THANK YOU SO MUCH! GREG . Hope to see you there! Contact & RSVP: [masked] Email: [address removed]
***TUES OCT 2 at 12:30PM- 1:30PM The ROTARY CLUB of La Jolla presents " 2012 ELECTION DEBATE for CITY COUNCIL DISTRICT #1 with *COUNCILMEMBER SHERRI LIGHTNER* & *BUSINESSMAN RAY ELLIS* at their regular monthly meetings. " *Where: La Valencia Hotel, 1132 Prospect Street, La Jolla, CA 92037 If you have any questions for this event, please email to RON JONES at [address removed] The Rotary Club meetings are open to the public. RESERVATIONS can be made by calling [masked] or by visiting:
***TUES OCT 2 at 7:00PM " CALIFORNIA'S DEATH PENALTY ~ A BROKEN SYSTEM " A Presentation on California's Prop 34 featuring SISTER HELEN PERJEAN, "Dead Man Walking" & MAGDALENO ROSE- AVILA , Executive Director, Northwest Immigrants Rights Project. They will be promoting the Abolishment of the Death Penalty. On November 6, 2012 the polls will be filled with California voters waiting to VOTE YES on PROP 34 to replace California's broken and costly death penalty with life in prison without the possibility of parole. The initiative would convert death penalty sentences to life imprisonment without the possibility of parole.The SAFE California Act takes $30 million of the dollars save per year,for three years, and puts it into a special fund that will be used to solve more murder and rape cases. *Where: Linder Hall, First Untied Methodist Church of San Diego, 2111 Camino Del Rio South, in Mission Valley. INFO: Norma at safecalifornia.org or [masked]. FLYER at ~ http://lwvsandiego.org .... Visit: www.yeson34.org
***WED OCT 3 at 10:00AM-2:00PM (two hour shift of your choosing) * SDSU *VOTER REGISTRATION AT SDSU! * The election is right around the corner and some of our most productive registration events are coming up. *WHERE: SDSU, East Commons next to the glass dome by the Library*NEED DIRECTIONS? Contact Greg if you need directions [masked] Please consider volunteering to help register new voters at this event! RSVP if you'll be able to attend and specify the event, date and time that you would like to work. We'll bring the supplies and train new volunteers-all you need to do is show up! THANK YOU SO MUCH! GREG . Hope to see you there! Contact & RSVP: [masked] Email: [address removed]
***WED OCT 3 at 5:30-7:30PM "OFFICIAL DEMOCRATIC PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE WATCH PARTY " Join fellow San Diego Democrats to watch the first Presidential Debate of the 2012 election at our Democratic Unity Office. Light snacks and refreshments will be provided, and you'll also have a chance to hear about many other opportunities to get involved and help elect Democrats in November! We will be having a phonebank for Democrats before the debate, So come early and hope to see you there! *Where: Democratic Unity Campaign Office, 8322 Clairemont Mesa Blvd., Suite 202 San Diego, CA 92111 Contact: ([masked] Email: [address removed] Website: www.sddemocrats.org
***WED OCT 3 at 6:00 - 7:30PM "PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE with PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA & Former GOVERNOR MITT ROMNEY" Moderated by JIM LEHRER, Executive Editor of the PBS NewsHour. All of the debates will begin at 9 p.m. ET and end at 10:30 p.m. ET Who says the fun has to start and stop with the debate? A debate watch party is a great way to enjoy yourself and other like-minded liberals! It's My Vote: I Will be Heard campaign!
*** WED OCT 3 at 7-9PM "SAN DIEGO DFA & SD PDA Metro MEETUP" Speakers: *SHERRI LIGHTNER FOR CITY COUNCIL DISTRICT #1 ~ A MUST WIN SEAT TO ENSURE A DEMOCRATIC MAJORITY!!!! *ANNE HOIBERG, from LVW, will be speak about the Propositions and Initiatives on the Ballot in November 2012 elections. *Deputy District attorney, *ROBERT AMADOR, Candidate for SUPERIOR COURT JUDGE ~ Office #25: He is the only Judicial Candidate RATED WELL QUALIFIED! *JOSE RODRIGUEZ, Field Organizer, San Diego and Imperial Counties Labor Council. He will speak in opposition to PROPOSITION 32 - NO on PROP 32!!! *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: www.meetup.com/dfa-23 Email: [address removed]
***WED OCT 3 at 7:15-9:00PM*** Women's Museum of California Presents "GLORIA STEINEM" CBA(Congregation Beth Am) Inspiring Mind Speaker Series Presents Book Signing to follow. Don't miss this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity! Open to the entire public. Gloria Steinem is an incredibly accomplished and world-renowned writer, lecturer, editor, and feminist and social justice activist celebrating 40 years since she founded Ms. Magazine. Go here for RESERVATIONS: http://gloriasteinemcba.ticketleap.com/gloriatickets/ * Tickets purchased on-line require payment of ticket processing charges. Tickets start at $100.00 ea. Please contact us with questions: [masked]• *Where:Congregation Beth Am, 5050 Del Mar Heights Road, San Diego, CA 92130 •email: [address removed] or Website: www.womensmuseumca.org / Phone: [masked] GO HERE FOR RESERVATIONS: http://gloriasteinemcba.ticketleap.com/gloriatickets/
*** Wednesday, October 3, 2012 at 5:00 PM thru Saturday, October 6, 2012 at 4:30 PM (PDT) in Los Angeles. *** NORML's 41st Annual Conference *** NORML conferences in a nutshell: Fun. Informative. Inviting. Forward-looking. Community-building. Transformative. Additionally, numerous states have passed cannabis law reform measures, placing much needed pressure on the federal government to follow suit. Please send an email to: [address removed] 2012 NORML Conference Roundtable Panel - Some Topics • Seventy-five Years of Cannabis Prohibition in America, October 3, 1937 - October 3, 2012 • Broken Promises: Obama Administration and Federal Blowback Against Medical Cannabis • Industry Pot-n-Politics 2012 • Community NORML Women's Alliance: Past is Prologue - Women's Role in Ending American Prohibitions • Putting The 'Grass' Into Grassroots Activism • High Times' In Depth: Cannabis Cultivation and Concentrate Production • Minor Party candidates always champion ending cannabis prohibition laws, and lastly, with 50% of the American public wanting outright legalization according to the polls, this NORML conference is not to be missed. Cannabem liberemus, Allen St. Pierre Executive Director NORML / Email: NORML Foundation: [address removed] REGISTER at: http://norml.org/about/item/registration-3 • http://www.atlanticmeetspacific.com/
***THUR OCT 4 at 5:30pm-9:00pm "SAN DIEGO CANDIDATES" ~ "GREEN POLICY FORUM 2012 " Presented by Green Experts Academy with The Sustainability Alliance of Southern California. Venue Host: Cricket Communications *Where: 5887 Copley Dr., San Diego, Lobby Floor Training Room. Where do our candidates stand on The Green Economy, Energy, Water, Environment and other key Sustainability issues? Agenda coming soon. Contact Kathleen Connell, Green Experts Academy, for further information go to: http://greenexpertsacademy2012.eventbrite.com/ OR www.missiontohumanity.com KATHLEEN CONNELL, M.A. Principal Connell Whittaker Group LLC Email: [address removed] Phone: [masked] Adjunct Faculty National University School of Engineering, Technology and Media Master of Science in Sustainability Management Founder Green Experts Academy http://sdforum2012.eventbrite.com/
***THUR OCT 4, 2012 at 6-10PM – " San Diego LGBT COMMUNITY CENTER ~ 39th ANNIVERSARY GALA " The Center’s Gala brings together hundreds of our closest friends and partners for equality at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront for a delightful evening of dinner and dancing in support of our vital health and human rights programs. Join San Diego’s finest to enjoy a cocktail hour, fabulous silent auction, live entertainment, delicious gourmet dinner and mercifully brief program that lets you enjoy friends and dance the night away! Whether you care about equality, youth, seniors, families, our Latin@ brothers and sisters, those living with HIV, or community health, you’ll care about this event! Proceeds benefit more than 40 vital community programs and services at The Center. Purchase Tickets at http://events.thecentersd.org/site/Calendar?id=100361&view=Detail *WHERE: HILTON SAN DIEGO BAYFRONT, 1 PARK BOULEVARD, SAN DIEGO, CA, 92101 The Center's Website: http://www.thecentersd.org/
***THUR OCT 4 at 6:30p.m. for COCKTAILS - CONVERSATION at 7:00 p.m. Join us for a special edition of One Voice at a Time with two voices: Sherri Lightner and Ray Ellis Our popular One Voice at a Time live conversation series continues on Thursday, October 4, with two voices from Council District 1. Incumbent Sherri Lightner and challenger Ray Ellis will sit down with me on stage at the Institute of the Americas to discuss each of their visions for the district. It is the only City Council seat up for grabs. Lightner and Ellis have vastly different backgrounds and approaches to leadership but they've both bucked the orthodoxy of their parties. That said, who wins the seat will determine whether there's a Republican or Democratic majority on the council. Early voting begins soon and this will be a conversation like no other. We're throwing out the rules about debates. No time keeper, no formal openings and closing. It will be up to me to manage them and make sure it's fair. Members at the Inside Voice ($101) level and above will be admitted for free. All others will be asked to make a $5 donation. Please bring a friend who isn't familiar with VOSD. RSVP on our Facebook page or email Summer if you're coming so we know how much beer and wine to bring. Politics always goes down better with a cocktail. What do you want to know about the candidates? Add your voice to the conversation on Twitter with #onevoicesd. I look forward to seeing you there. Scott Lewis CEO, Voice of San Diego * *Where: San Diego, CA 92037 *How Much: Free to VOSD members at Inside Voice level and above All others asked for $5 donation
***THUR OCT 4 in Washington, D.C. " THE SECOND ANNUAL XX FACTOR " We're getting real about women's rights * Women's Rights are Human Rights! Amnesty's women's rights forum in Washington D.C. Seating is limited, so sign up now! And if you can't join us in D.C., then be sure to tune into the livestream beginning at noon. Eve Ensler, award winning author, playwright and activist, will give the keynote and set the tone for our dialogue with policymakers, grassroots activists, students, experts and others advocating women's rights around our world. We'll discuss the human rights issues facing women today - from the seismic political transitions that are unfolding across the globe to women's participation in the 2012 elections and beyond here in the U.S. For over fifty years, Amnesty has been working to create change. We know the core of that change begins with the human rights of women. And as Eve Ensler has said: women are the primary resource of the planet. I hope you'll join me for an experience you won't forget. Thank you and I hope to see you on October 4th! Suzanne Nossel Executive Director Amnesty International USA, Choice USA Moderator: Alisa Roadcup, Director of U.S. Advocacy and Development, Heshima Kenya and Member of Amnesty International's Women's Human Rights Coordination Group Networking Reception: 5:00pm-7:00pm: *Where: 1777 F Street NW, Washington D.C. Register Now! Questions? Contact Julia Drost at [address removed] or [masked].
***FRIDAY THUR SUNDAY * OCTOBER 5 THUR OCTOBER 7 * OCKTOBERFEST in LA MESA * - La Mesa October 5,6,7 Greetings, We're in the final weeks before the deadline to register to vote. Volunteers are needed! We ask that you work for two hours. Please RSVP and specify the event, date and time that you would like to volunteer. We'll provide the supplies and train new volunteers. OktoberFest - La Mesa Fri/Sat/Sun, October 5,6,7 For more info and to RSVP contact: [address removed] Website: http://www.lmvma.com/SeasonalEvents/Oktoberfest.aspx Yes We Can! To RSVP contact: P[address removed]
***SATURDAY OCT 6 & SUNDAY OCT 7 - Occupy San Diego will be celebrating its one year anniversary the weekend of October 6th and 7th, which will also mark the eleventh anniversary of the war in Afghanistan. Please come on down and take part in the planning for the commemoration of our first year in San Diego. There are lots of ideas on the table but there's always room for more! No voice is unimportant in our activist community! Our next planning meeting will be this Wednesday, September 26th at 6 PM at Children's Park. Come on down! Occupy San Diego's official website covers all things OSD, with forums, links, a regularly updated events calendar and more at
***SAT OCT 6 at 10AM The City Club of San Diego presents " CAITLIN ROTHER, Author & Journalist For our a Coffee & Croissant Reception & Program, when Caitlin Rother comes to speak about the intriguing evolution of her life as a writer, from daily journalism to best-selling author. – Author & Journalist Speaking on: "My Life as a Writer" There is much to say about Caitlin, as I find her journey as a writer fascinating, and I encourage you to read about her on our Web site: www.cityclubofsandiego.com City Club members and La Jolla Country Day School parents: $10, non-members: $20. To Register for this event go to: http://cityclubofsandiego.com/city_club_register.asp Phone Reservations: [masked] *Where: La Jolla Country Day School - On Campus in the Community Hall Room, 9409 Regents Rd., La Jolla CA 92037
*** SUNDAY OCT 7, 2012 thru TUESDAY OCT 9, 2012 "THE ATLANTIC MEETS THE PACIFIC CONFERENCE ~ AT THE HORIZON OF TECHNOLOGY ENERGY & HEALTH " ~ The Atlantic magazine & the University of California, San Diego, will host the second edition of its joint event, The Atlantic Meets the Pacific. As What are the next breakthrough technologies and how will they transform life as we know it? A series of headline interviews and riveting panel discussions will complement off-site visits to research centers, cultural landmarks, and laboratories where participants will get behind-the-scenes exposure to new technologies and scientific research. The Atlantic’s marquee writers and editors, including • JAMES FALLOWS • JAMES BENNET • ALEXIS MADRIGAL • JEFFERY GOLDBERG • will be on hand to guide us through these important topic terrains and pathfinding experiments. Join them in beautiful oceanside La Jolla this fall for a trip to the intellectual frontier–you’ll learn not only what’s possible and what’s next, but With two locations, the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego (MCASD) is the region’s foremost forum devoted to the exploration and presentation of the art of our time, presenting works across all media created since 1950. MCASD provides an unprecedented variety of exhibition spaces and experiences for the community, showcasing an internationally recognized collection and a dynamic schedule of exhibitions and public programs. At MCASD in Downtown, experience contemporary art in a historic setting - the Jacobs Building, formerly the Santa Fe Depot baggage building - and view site-specific installations by Artists JENNY HOLZER and RICHARD SERRA. At MCASD in La Jolla, take in the fabulous ocean view from the Edwards Garden Gallery, or lunch on the patio at the Museum Cafe. The La Jolla location also houses the Museum’s X Store, filled with a selection of contemporary. Featuring: JOANNA SANDAGER • Main contact LIZ VARGAS • Event Info: [masked] • TWO Locations • Scripps Seaside Forum, 8610 Kennel Way (formerly Discovery Way), La Jolla,CA • California & Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego La Jolla, California • RSVP & REGISTER GO TO : http://atlanticmeetspacific.inticketing.com/events/202704 Website: http://atlanticmeetspacific.inticketing.com INFO: [masked]
***MON OCT 8 at at 7:00-8:45pm "Mesa Democratic Club meeting in Clairemont" Speakers: SCOTT PETERS, Candidate for US CONGRESS District #52, speak to us regarding his campaign to beat Bilbray!!! *ANNE HOIBERG, from LVW, will be speak about the Propositions and Initiatives on the Ballot in November 2012 elections. Deputy District attorney, ROBERT AMADOR, Candidate for SUPERIOR COURT JUDGE ~ Office #25: He is the only Judicial Candidate RATED WELL QUALIFIED! Contact: [masked] Email: [address removed] Website: www.mesa.sddem.org *Where: SDCDP Headquarters, 8340 Clairemont Mesa Blvd. Ste 105, SD 92111***
** *WED thru FRI *** - OCT 10 thru OCT 12 at Join us for PASSION INTO ACTION, in Grass Valley, CA with California Activists. The 3rd Annual See Jane Do Passion into Action Women’s Conference takes place in the historic gold mining town of Grass Valley, CA located in the foothills just below the Sierra Mountain range. Register now and receive up to 20% off a full conference pass or bring a friend and save 50% off your registration. Discount Code: PIA2012 The Passion into Action Conference (PIA) creates a space for women to meet, network, and explore ideas.Attendees are inspired to identify their passion, support a passion, collaborate, network and more. Most importantly PIA provides tools and avenues to help shift concepts & ideas into action. Meet Extraordinary Women: * Martha Beck * Holly Near * Frances Moore Lappe' * Gloria Feldt, * Sista Monica * Jensine Larsen * Osprey Orielle Lake * Lisa Kivirist * Chameli Ardagh * Emma's Revolution * Beth Terry * Rhiannon Tomtishen * Madison Vorva! * . For more information: http://passionintoaction.tv/ www.PassionintoAction.tv if you were lucky enough to be at the Women's Equality Day CALL TO ACTION, August 26th, you met SeeJaneDo.com & heard about the next step to action in our state - and beyond: PASSION INTO ACTION! This is a terrific opportunity to act on the passion you generated on Women's Day ... Join CAWA in Grass Valley on October 12 -14 - register now and get a special for our network: 20%Discount Code: PIA2012. To REGISTER go to: http://passionintoaction.tv/register-for-passion-into-action/ See you there ... CAWA ******Where: GRASS VALLEY 95945 The Passion into Action Women’s Conference is taking place at the following locations in historic downtown Grass Valley, CA: #1. Grass Valley Veterans Memorial Auditorium- Main Sessions, Workshops, Expo and See Jane Do Members Reception: 255 South Auburn Street, Grass Valley, CA # 2. Gold Miners Inn- Workshops (5 min. walk from Vet’s Auditorium): 21 Bank Street, Grass Valley, CA # 3. The Center for the Arts -Workshops, VIP Reception and Holly Near Concert: 314 West Main Street, Grass Valley, CA #4.* Lodging: Passion into Action’s preferred hotels with special conference rates include: * Hotel #1 Gold Miners Inn: located in Downtown Grass Valley and host to many of the Passion into Action workshops. Conference rate: $119. Call the hotel directly to make your reservation and ask for the Passion into Action Conference rate (use group code: SJD), or make your reservation online at: http://www.hiexpress.com/hotels/us/en/grass-valley/gsvca/hoteldetail?groupCode=SJD * *Hotel Hotel #2 Holbrooke Hotel: This hotel offers the Vintage experience and is located in Downtown Grass Valley. * Hotel 3. Grass Valley Courtyard Suites: A luxury boutique hotel and located in Downtown Grass Valley. 10% discount for Passion into Action attendees.
***WED OCT 10 at 6:00pm Reception | 7:00pm Dinner & Program | "Center on Policy Initiatives - CPI 2012 ANNUAL GALA " We invite you to join us for the Center on Policy Initiatives’ 15th Anniversary Gala on the Wednesday evening of October 10, 2012 at the Holiday Inn San Diego on the Bay. We are proud to present the 2012 CPI Gala Honorees: VISIONARY LEADERSHIP * RICHARD BARRERA * A champion for educational opportunities and solid career paths. COMMUNITY ADVOCACY * San Diego DREAM Team Youth who empower other immigrant students in the struggle to achieve their educational goals. HEROES AT WORK * College and Vocational Educators * The teachers and trainers in college and apprenticeship programs who develop the minds and skills of our future workforce The Gala is CPI’s largest annual event bringing together our allies, friends and supporters to celebrate the year’s accomplishments and inspire one another to strengthen and grow San Diego’s social and economic justice community. Will you join us on October 10? If you prefer, Email: Sandra at [address removed] Or Call Sandra at (619) 584 - 5744 x 21 to RSVP. Thank you! Sincerely, Clare Crawford, Executive Director, CPI P.S. If you cannot be with us on October 10th, you can still participate by placing an ad in the program book, sponsoring students to attend, or making a donation to support CPI and help create an economy that works for all San Diegans. Center on Policy Initiatives | www.onlineCPI.org . Save the date! For sponsorship opportunities or to donate silent auction items, please contact Sandra at [address removed] or [masked] ext. 21. We look forward to seeing you! *Where: Holiday Inn on the Bay | 1355 North Harbor Dr., San Diego 92101
***THUR OCT 11 at 6:00-7:30pm (pst) *** VICE - PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE with Vice-President, JOE BIDEN & Congressman PAUL RYAN *** The vice presidential debate is Thursday, October 11, and it will be Moderated by MARTHA RADDATZ, Senior Foreign Affairs Correspondent, ABC News (NOTE: This is the only vice presidential debate). All of the debates will begin at 9 p.m. ET and end at 10:30 p.m. ET. Who says the fun has to start and stop with the debate? A debate watch party is a great way to enjoy yourself and other like-minded liberals! It's My Vote: I Will be Heard campaign!
***SAT OCT 13 Time?tbd AT UCSD "SAN DIEGO MAYORAL DEBATE at UCSD " BOB FILNER, our CANDIDATE FOR MAYOR, will be debating Republican candidate Carl DeMaio at UCSD". After the debate there will be a big phone bank on campus where we'll be talking to Democrats about voting for Bob in November. Refreshments will be provided. Hope to see you there! *Where: UC San Diego, place to TBD
***SAT OCT 13 at 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM " SDCDP ~ EAST AREA MEETING " Join us early at 9:00am for breakfast, and/or coffee/tea, and time to chat before the meeting. (check out the breakfast menu online at www.giowineanddine.com) *Where: Gio's Bistro in La Mesa, 8384 La Mesa Blvd, 91941 Contact: (858) 277-3367 Email: [address removed] Website: www.sddemocrats.org
***TUES OCT 16 at 9:30AM "ASA ~ Americans for Save Access's Challenge to the government's denial of a rescheduling petition has been granted a hearing by the United States Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit." Oral arguments in Americans for Safe Access v. Drug Enforcement Administration, scheduled for October 16 at 9:30am, will be the first opportunity in decades for a federal court to hear the full scope of scientific evidence on the therapeutic applications of cannabis. ASA had filed suit to force government action on the petition, setting the stage for next October's court hearing. The DEA is the final arbiter on petitions to reclassify controlled substances, but other agencies are also involved in the review process. Contact - ASA Headquarters 1322 Webster Street, Suite 402, Oakland, CA 94612 • Phone: [masked] Fax: [masked] Email: [address removed] National Office: 1806 Vernon Street NW Washington, D.C. 20009 • Southern California Office Hollywood, CA [masked] • http://www.facebook.com/safeaccessnow
***TUES OCT 16 at 6-7:30pm (pst) " PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE " with PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA & Former GOVERNOR MITT ROMNEY " Moderated by CANDY CROWLEY, Chief Political Correspondent, CNN, and Anchor, CNN's State of the Union. All of the debates will begin at 9 p.m. ET and end at 10:30 p.m. ET. Who says the fun has to start and stop with the debate? A debate watch party is a great way to enjoy yourself and other like-minded liberals!
***TUES OCT 16 at 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM "Monthly SD County Central Committee Meeting" All members of our Central Committee are encouraged to attend this important meeting. *WHERE: Sheet Metal Workers International Association Hall, 4594 Mission Gorge Place, San Diego, 92120 Contact: [masked] Email: i[address removed] Website: www.sddemocrats.org
***TUES OCT 16 Time:TBD "ASA’s 10 Year Anniversary Dinner & Awards Ceremony – Celebrating Our Day in Court" Save the Date! As you know, Americans for Safe Access’s challenge to the DEA’s denial of our rescheduling petition has recently been granted a hearing by the United States Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit. Oral arguments in Americans for Safe Access v. Drug Enforcement Administration will be the first opportunity in decades for a federal court to hear the full scope of scientific evidence on the therapeutic applications of cannabis. The D.C. Circuit is scheduled to hear these oral arguments on October 16th at 9:30am. To celebrate this day in court, we will be hosting a dinner the night of October 16th! You’ll have the chance to talk to the plaintiffs, meet ASA’s new board, and to celebrate ASA’s 10 year anniversary! We’ll also be honoring individuals who have fought to ensure safe access to medical cannabis, so you don’t want to miss this event. Be a part of this celebration, and buy your tickets today! More details are on their way, time, where, etc. so please stay tuned. Sponsorship details are available; please contact Brooke, ASA’s Outreach & Events Coordinator, for more details at [address removed]. • Americans for Safe Access • Advancing Legal Medical Marijuana for Therapeutic Research • [masked] or toll-free [masked] • [address removed] • Oakland • Los Angeles • Washington DC • http://www.facebook.com/safeaccessnow
***THURS OCT 18 ~ Begins at 6:00pm ~ PLEASE SAVE THE DATE! " VOICES FOR WOMEN " presents " 4th ANNUAL AWARDS BANQUET ". VOW is delighted to announce that Eveoke Dance Theatre is the recipient of the 2012 Voice Award for Artistic Works! Voices of Women, VOW: Contact JENNI PRISK at [address removed] or Visit: VOW, www.voicesofwomen.org At this very special dinner, VOW will present the 2012 Voice Award for Artistic Work to Eveoke Dance Theatre for their heart-opening dance theatre performances and effective, exemplary education projects based in social activism and compassionate perspectives. The evening will begin at 6:00pm with no-host cocktails, and conclude at 9:00pm following a Buffet Dinner and Award Presentation. Ticket Price: $60.00 Attire: Cocktail or Dressy Casual *** RSVP by October 13 by remitting your check to: Voices of Women, 8677 Villa La Jolla Drive, #1214, La Jolla CA 92037 or Via PayPal: Online Payment * Free Street Parking is available OR you make Park in Horton Plaza. * Voices of Women is deeply grateful for the support of The Westreich Foundation. All proceeds from this event will directly benefit the programs and people that VOW supports. We hope to see you there! VOW's mission is to produce and support local and global education programs that uplift and empower women and children. The Board of Voices of Women email: [address removed] Phone: [masked] Web: http://www.voicesofwomen.org * Details will follow soon! *Where: Athens Market 109 West F Street San Diego, CA 92101
***THUR OCT 18 at 6:00 to 8:00pm *** in WEST LOS ANGELES *** MEET SENATOR RUSS FEINGOLD! *** As he speaks To Support the California Clean Money Campaign & the California DISCLOSE Act, at the home of Betty and Stanley K. Sheinbaum in West Los Angeles 6:00 to 8:00 pm Thursday, October 18th *Hors d'oeuvres, wine, and an inspiring discussion with Russ Feingold Please join us for this rare opportunity to meet former Senator Russ Feingold to benefit the California Clean Money Campaign and its work on the California DISCLOSE Act and public financing of campaigns. Senator Feingold, founder of Progressives United & a national campaign finance reform champion, will talk about the damage done by the Supreme Court's Citizens United decision, what must be done to fix it, and why what we are doing in California is so crucial. You'll also hear directly from *** TRENT LANGE, President of the California Clean Money Campaign *** about the plan to pass the California DISCLOSE Act. Please join this fundraiser for the California Clean Money Campaign and its efforts to end the dominance of Big Money in politics. Co-Sponsor Levels: *Patron: $2,000 *Co-Host: $1,000 *Friend: $350 *Guests: $125 donation per person. As Senator Feingold said earlier this year: "The California DISCLOSE Act, is obviously one of the most important pieces of legislation in the nation with regards to campaign finance reform." Yes! I want to see Senator Feingold and/or become a co-sponsor! I can't make it, but I'd like to make a tax-deductible donation anyway. Register online: https://www.yesfairelections.org/contacts/civicrm/event/register?id=473&reset=1 *Where: At the home of Betty and Stanley K. Sheinbaum in West Los Angeles*CA 92007 *** Space is limited, so please RSVP. Contact Craig Preston at [masked] or www.CAdisclose.org ***
***FRIDAY OCTOBER 19 - thru - SUNDAY OCTOBER 21 IN LOS ANGELES • MOVE TO AMEND • SOCAL • CONFERENCE • The National Campaign to End Corporate Personhood and Demand Real Democracy! Are you ready to join us for Move to Amend So-Cal? October 19-21 in Los Angeles, California - REGISTER TODAY! - -- - - https://movetoamend.org/events/los-angeles-ca-move-amend-so-cal-regional-convergence Don't Miss this Exciting Conference re: Amending the Constitution! This event will bring you together with Move to Amend activists and supporters from throughout Southern California and the surrounding region, and will be a valuable opportunity to: ★ Receive training in the skills you’ll need to organize more effectively in your community and beyond; ★ Strategize how best to build this movement on the local, state, regional, and national levels; and ★ Network, brainstorm, and cross-pollinate with other Move to Amend groups and supporters in the Southern California region. REGISTER TODAY at https://movetoamend.org/events/los-angeles-ca-move-amend-so-cal-regional-convergence! Move to Amend So-Cal! *Where: Occidental College 1600 Campus Road Los Angeles, CA 90041 Click here for more information and the convergence schedule: www.MoveToAmend.org If you cannot join us in Los Angeles, please make a donation to help cover the costs for others to attend, or check out our other 2012 Regional Convergences. MOVE TO AMEND PO Box 610, Eureka CA 95502 | [masked] | www.MoveToAmend.org We, the People of the United States of America, reject the U.S. Supreme Court's Citizens United ruling, and move to amend our Constitution to firmly establish that money is not speech, and that human beings, not corporations, are persons entitled to constitutional rights. *Where: Occidental College 1600 Campus Road Los Angeles, CA 90041
(Move to Amend is holding seven regional gatherings across the United States in 2012. These events will bring you together with Move to Amend activists and supporters from throughout your region of the country. Let’s amplify and multiply the power of all that great local organizing by building deeper organizational connections. Let's kick it up a notch! Register Now: Help Spread the Word Help us promote these events!)
***Important: ***MON Oct 22nd ***voter registration deadline is still in effect for the upcoming 2012 general election.******
***MON OCT 22 at 6:00 - 7:30pm (pst), " PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE " with PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA & Former GOVERNOR MITT ROMNEY " MODERATED by BOB SCHIEFFER, Chief Washington Correspondent, CBS News, and Moderator, Face the Nation. All of the debates will begin at 9 p.m. ET and end at 10:30 p.m. ET. Who says the fun has to start and stop with the debate? A debate watch party is a great way to enjoy yourself and other like-minded liberals!
***FRI OCT 26 at 12:00PM/Noon RALLY ~ ***SANDRA FLUKE*** & The PLANNED PARENTHOOD ACTION FUND RALLY In BALBOA PARK " Sandra Fluke and the Planned Parenthood Action Fund on Friday, October 26 at Noon! RSVP today on the Action Fund website or Facebook. Join the Planned Parenthood Action Fund of the Pacific Southwest and Sandra Fluke for a rally in Balboa Park at 6th Avenue and Laurel Street on October 26 at noon! Volunteer With the Planned Parenthood Action Fund of the Pacific Southwest!
Earlier this year, Ms. Fluke, a Georgetown Law student—now a graduate—was shut out of the all-male congressional hearings on birth control. You may recall what followed: the conservative talk radio host Rush Limbaugh called her a "slut," and the response was extraordinary. People from all over stood up and defended Ms. Fluke—even President Obama called to show his support! We need to make our voices heard this election, so get fired up and ready to vote! Join the Planned Parenthood Action Fund of the Pacific Southwest and Sandra Fluke for a rally in Balboa Park at 6th Avenue and Laurel Street on October 26 at noon! Volunteer With the Planned Parenthood Action Fund of the Pacific Southwest! *Where: Balboa Park at 6th Avenue and Laurel Street on October 26 at noon ~ RALLY!
***SAT OCT 27 "NIGHTMARE ON NORMAL STREET" ~ Details to come. http://www.thecenters....
*** MON OCT 29 - Last Day to Request a Vote-By-Mail Ballot for the General Election!
******************NOVEMBER ~ 2012**********************
***TUES NOV 6 - ***Polls Open from 7:00AM to 8:00PM*** - General Election Day! DON'T FORGET TO VOTE ON NOVEMBER 6th! *** POLLS OPEN from 7:00AM - 8:00PM
***TUESDAY ***NOVEMBER 6 ***DO NOT FORGET TO VOTE!!!***TUES NOV 6 - ***Polls Open from 7:00AM to 8:00PM*** - General Election Day! Polls open from 7 am-8 pm (Last day to turn in your vote-by-mail ballot).
*** WED NOV 7 at 7-9PM "SAN DIEGO DFA & SD PDA Metro MEETUP" Speaker: TBA *Where: Giovanni's Restaurant's Meeting Room, 9353 Clairemont Mesa Blvd., San Diego, CA 92123. ( At the corner of Clairemont Mesa Blvd. & Ruffin RD.) Website: www.meetup.com/dfa-23
*** FRI NOV 9 at 5:00pm Reception/ 6:30pm Dinner /7:00pm - Program at the McMillan Center, NTC Liberty Station in Point Loma " SALUTE to GLORIA PENNER & the BROADS of BROADCASTING " The Women's Museum of California cordially invites you to a dinner and program honoring San Diego's "BROADS OF BROADCASTING" A Salute to GLORIA PENNER in recognition of her groundbreaking contributions to women in radio and television. Event to benefit the Women's Museum of California. INVITED GUESTS INCLUDE: *Laura Buxton *Cathy Clark *Susan Farrell *Carol LeBeau *Danuta Pfeiffer *Sarah Purcell *Margaret Radford *Allison Ross *Maria Valesquez *Bree Walker* and others. Tickets $150 with Groups of 4 $500. FOR MORE INFORMATION CALL: [masked] or email: [address removed] About Women's Museum of California We are now located at NTC Liberty Station in Point Loma as part of San Diego's newest Arts and Culture Zone. *Where: Women's Museum of California 2730 Historic Decatur Road Barracks 16 - Suite 103 San Diego, CA 92106 Phone: [masked] online register: https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?
***SAT NOV 10 at 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM " SDCDP ~ EAST AREA MEETING " Join us early at 9:00am for breakfast, and/or coffee/tea, and time to chat before the meeting. (check out the breakfast menu online at www.giowineanddine.com) *Where: Gio's Bistro in La Mesa, 8384 La Mesa Blvd, 91941 Contact: ([masked] Email: [address removed] Website: www.sddemocrats.org
***MON NOV 12 at at 7-8:45pm (CLAIREMONT) MESA DEMOCRATIC CLUB MEETING. Speaker to be Announced. Contact: [masked] Email: [address removed] Website: www.mesa.sddem.org *Where: SDCDP Headquarters, 8340 Clairemont Mesa Blvd. Ste 105, SD 92111
*** THUR NOV 15 at 11:30AM " LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS LUNCHEON " Featuring Speaker: CALIFORNIA CONTROLLER JOHN CHAING! " Details to come. *Where: Tom Ham's Lighthouse, 2150 Harbor Island Drive San Diego, CA 92101
****************DECEMBER ~ 2012*******************
*** WED DEC 5th at 7-9PM "SAN DIEGO DFA & SD PDA Metro MEETUP" Speaker: TBA *Where: Giovanni's Restaurant's Meeting Room, 9353 Clairemont Mesa Blvd., San Diego, CA 92123. ( At the corner of Clairemont Mesa Blvd. & Ruffin RD.) Website: www.meetup.com/dfa-23
***SAT DEC 8 at 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM " SDCDP ~ EAST AREA MEETING " Join us early at 9:00am for breakfast, and/or coffee/tea, and time to chat before the meeting. (check out the breakfast menu online at www.giowineanddine.com *Where: Gio's Bistro in La Mesa, 8384 La Mesa Blvd, 91941 Contact: [masked] Email: [address removed] Website: www.sddemocrats.org
***TUES DEC 18 at 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM "Monthly SD County Central Committee Meeting" All members of our Central Committee are encouraged to attend this important meeting *WHERE: Sheet Metal Workers International Association Hall, 4594 Mission Gorge Place, San Diego, 92120 Contact: [masked] Email: [address removed] Website: www.sddemocrats.org
*****HAPPY NEW YEAR!**********2013**********HAPPY NEW YEAR!******
***JUNE 20-23, 2013 *Thursday, June 20, 2013 - Sunday, June 23, 2013 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM Pacific Time ***NETROOTS NATION 2013 ANNUAL CONFERENCE*** IN SAN JOSE *** In case you missed the announcement at the end of this year's conference, Netroots Nation 2013 is going to be June 20-23 in San Jose, CA. I wanted to let you know that the earlybird rate for next year expires in a week. To get the lowest rate, register before August 15. CONTACT US at Email: [address removed] or Snail Mail: Netroots Nation 60 29th Street #664 San Francisco, CA 94110 * *Where: San Jose Convention Center, 150 West San Carlos St., San Jose, California 95110 USA [masked] *
*** FROM SDCDP HQ ***
*** FROM JESS DURFEE:
Today I joined dozens of local Democratic Party organizers for a meeting to plan our grassroots voter outreach over the next 40 days.
From San Marcos to Chula Vista, Pacific Beach to La Mesa, and everywhere in between, these GO Team Community Coordinators are the heart and soul of our volunteer organization.
I am inspired by their passion and their commitment to Democratic victories in 2012. And I want us as a County Party organization to do the utmost to support them in their important work.
Will you help by making a making a donation to fund our Precinct Leader program in San Diego County? Please click go to to contribute. Just $25 will pay for doorhangers for a canvasser to cover two precincts.
If you can give $100, that will help us equip one of our regional campaign field offices. And a donation of $250will buy a booth at a community event to register hundreds of voters and sign up more volunteers.
Even if you've already contributed to the Party or to one of our campaigns, I'm urging you to do a little more now to boost our Democratic team in the final stretch of this race.
Every dollar you can give will show your support for the hundreds of dedicated Democrats who will be door-knocking and phoning throughout San Diego County in the coming weeks.
Together we're going to defeat the Koch-brothers-funded Proposition 32; kick Brian Bilbray out of Congress for good; make Bob Filner San Diego's first Democratic Mayor in decades; and elect great Democrats in hundreds of other local offices.
Now it's time to get to work. As always, thanks for everything you do!
Truly, Jess Durfee
***IMPORTANT!!! Calling All Office Volunteers ! Hello Wonderful Office Volunteers!, We received a very large shipment of thousands of door hangers just a little while ago, and I need your help getting them ready to get out to voters! We'll have precinct walkers stopping afternoons to pick up their door hangers so they can walk their precincts & HELP OUT! All I need your help with Everything! (i.e. ... bundling them in to bunches of 50 so that they are easy to count and get out the door. )Can you come in tomorrow sometime between 9:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.? The earlier the better so that we have them ready as soon as possible. Thanks so much for your help, and I hope to see you in our office tomorrow! Best, Meg Margaret Mandy Political Director, San Diego County Democratic Party, 8340 Clairemont Mesa Blvd., Suite 105, San Diego, CA 92111 Phone: [masked] | Fax: [masked] www.sddemocrats.org
Online Voter Registration Now Available in California
For the first time ever, voters in our state can now register completely online -- no paper form needed. Californians whose current addresses match the address they have on file with the DMV can register (or reregister) at www.sandiegovotes.org. About 70% of people eligible to vote in San Diego County are still not registered. The deadline is coming up in just over a month, on October 22, so please share that website widely and make sure everyone you know is signed up! Especially in this presidential election year, new registrants and first-time voters are a key part of the Democratic electorate.
Volunteer to Sign Up New Voters -- Deadline in Just One Month!
Over the next four weeks, we have a chance to ensure that San Diego solidifies our status as a "blue" county by registering thousands of Democrats. We just need volunteers to staff our Democratic Party booths at upcoming events to reach out to potential voters and get them on the rolls. Will you join us? Those opportunities include naturalization ceremonies in Chula Vista and downtown, Adams Ave. Street Fair on Sept. 29-30, the Little Italy Festa on Oct. 14, and campus-based activities at SDSU, UCSD, and USD. You can sign up at www.sddemocrats.org/bluecounty or call us at [masked].
Spread the Word About This Election Through Social Media
A study published last week by a UCSD professor found that one Election Day message sent in 2010 got at least 300,000 additional people to vote. Social media, including Facebook, will be even more important in informing and mobilizing voters this year -- and you can help. First, please "like" us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter. And in the coming weeks, we urge you to share and retweet the County Democratic Party's messages and add some of your own! Just by letting your friends know that you're volunteering, donating, or voting to support Democrats, you'll be motivating them to get engaged too.
******Important: The Oct 22nd voter registration deadline is still in effect for the upcoming 2012 general election.******
FROM OBAMA CAMPAIGN:
-- Mitt Romney agreed it's "fair" that millionaires and billionaires like himself pay a lower tax rate than many middle-class families do. That's not our spin -- that's straight from Romney. On "60 Minutes" this week, he actually agreed that it's "fair" that he got to pay a lower tax rate on the millions he made last year than a worker making $50,000 paid. Why? "It's the right way to encourage economic growth." As anyone who's been paying attention over the past few decades knows, Romney is flat-out wrong. Tax breaks for millionaires and tax hikes for middle-class families lead to endless deficits, not economic growth or job creation. That's why President Obama is fighting to ensure that millionaires like Romney pay their share.
We put together some content that looks at Mitt Romney's idea of tax fairness, as well as a couple videos that look at Romney's positions on education, which he talked about this week.
Check them out, and make sure your friends do, too.
#1 Romney's idea of tax fairness Here's the video of Romney on what he thinks is fair when it comes to taxes. Take a look, then share it with others:
#2 President Obama's plan This week, President Obama laid out the details of his plan to build our economy from the middle class out. Voters in Iowa began casting their ballots this morning, so it's a great time to let your friends and family know about the President's plan to keep our country moving forward. Share this video with them:
#3 Tax returns and reforms Romney has defied a decades-long precedent by only releasing two years of his tax returns. That leaves a lot of questions unanswered, but the tax returns he has released show that he benefits from loopholes in the tax code that give an advantage to millionaires and billionaires. So it's no surprise that Romney doesn't want to reform the tax code so that all Americans pay a fair share -- he wants to keep rewarding millionaires and billionaires at the expense of the middle class. Take a look at this post about his tax plan, and pass it along:
#4 Romney on class size At the Education Nation Summit this week, Romney doubled down on his assertion that classroom size doesn't matter.
But you don't just have to listen to Romney to know that his policies are bad -- watch Massachusetts teachers talk about what happened to schools in their state when Romney served as governor, then pass the video along to the teacher or parent in your life: Also take a look at this video that tells the story of a Colorado teacher who got to speak with Romney. You'll be stunned to hear how he treated her: Thanks for all you do, Stephanie Cutter, Obama Campaign
NOTE: Victory Today! Governor Brown Passed Assembly Bill 685, The Right to Clean Water Act! *** Hoooooraaaaaaay!
Today, A Big Victory has Occurred, thanks in part TO YOU! Thank You All! :) You should all toast yourselves! From: Arua Walker [address removed]
PETITIONS TO SIGN:
******To Presidential Debate Moderator Jim Lehrer: As American citizens concerned that the record amounts that will be spent on this campaign pose a threat to good government, we call on you to spend one of the six 15-minute segments in the first presidential debate pressing the candidates on what they plan to do to address this issue. In particular, we call on you to ask them: “If elected, would you call on Congress to study and propose a Constitutional Amendment designed to reduce the influence of money in our political system - yes or no - and, if not, what would you do to address voter concerns that campaign money is corrupting our political system?"Citizens United The 28th Amendment : To Sign this Petition go to: http://www.avaaz.org/en/us_election_debate_i_full_us_list/?bUeTxdb&v=18231 Billionaires and corporate special interests are flooding our election with campaign cash designed to capture our government for the 1%. But we can fight back with a Constitutional Amendment to fix it. Sign in the next 48 hours to ask moderator Jim Lehrer to make this a focus of the first presidential debate, and let's see who's with us and who's against us.
***Hello, many have reported problems with the FoodandWaterWatch.org link, for the current proposed Bill 685 for the Right to Clean Water Act. I'm not sure what is going on with their site. I am posting the link again. Hopefully it will work for everyone this time. In future, you can always try to cut and paste links in your browser too. Some computers may configured differently. If it still does not work, at least you know about it and can vote for it in the future, or search for other petitions about AB 685 to sign. Thank You -Aura Walker https://secure3.convio.net/fww/site/Advocacy?pagename=homepage&page=UserAction&id=
*** Occupy San Diego will be celebrating its one year anniversary the weekend of October 6th and 7th, which will also mark the eleventh anniversary of the war in Afghanistan. Please come on down and take part in the planning for the commemoration of our first year in San Diego. There are lots of ideas on the table but there's always room for more! No voice is unimportant in our activist community!
Occupy San Diego's official website covers all things OSD, with forums, links, a regularly updated events calendar and more at sandiegooccupy.org/
SAME & The Centro Present:
LGBT Immigrants, Asylees and Refugee Seekers
Exploring Emerging Issues
Sat., Sept. 29 @ 6-9pm. FREE.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Contact Person: Cathy Mendonca
Company Name: The Centro Cultural De La Raza and The San Diego
Alliance for Marriage Equality
Telephone Number: [masked]
Email Address: [address removed]
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/354897571252986/
Web site address: http://www.samealliance.com
SAME & Centro Present: LGBT Immigrants, Asylees and Refugee Seekers Explore Emerging Issues
San Diego, California, 09/29/2012 Join SAME and The "Centro Cultural De La Raza" as we Co-Host this important subject. Experienced attorneys will speak about issues impacting LGBT
immigrants, refugees and asylum seekers, including the progress made in adjudicating claims by same-sex bi-national couples, the impact of DOMA litigation or repeal of DOMA on LGBT immigrants and much more.
September 29th, 2012 6pm -9pm
Centro Cultural de la Raza
2004 Park Blvd., San Diego, 92101
This is the first of its kind for the Centro Cultural De La Raza and we believe the audience will be a good mix of people from both the uptown communities of Hillcrest, North Park, University Heights, Mission Hills etc, as well as i.e. barrio communities of Logan, Sherman Heights, National City, San Ysidro etc.
For additional information, please contact:
Telephone Number: [masked]
Email Address: [address removed]
SAME (San Diego Alliance for Marriage Equality) is an open democratically run organization committed to fighting for LGBT rights including marriage equality.
Matices de las Americas Exhibit
Artists from Throughout The Americas
Now Thru October 7
Centro Cultural de la Raza
2004 Park Blvd., San Diego, CA 92101
For more info, please visit
www.centroculturaldelaraza.org, email [address removed] or call [masked].