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From: Carol C.
Sent on: Friday, October 5, 2012 12:47 PM

2 Cool Announcements first :

 

1. OUR ENDORSEMENT was given to Deputy District Attorney Robert Amador for the San Diego County Superior Court Judge, Office 25 in 2012, at our last San Diego DFA Meetup on October 3: Endorsement Letter:


San Diego Democracy For America
October 3, 2012

I, Carol Changus, am writing to enthusiastically endorse Deputy District Attorney Robert Amador for the San Diego County Superior Court Judge, Office 25 in 2012.

Robert Amador will protect the right of citizens to their day in court. He has been a Deputy District Attorney almost 30 years , with over 100 jury trials including death penalty cases. He has held various supervisory positions in the D.A.'s office and has received too many awards to list. Robert Amador has received the highest rating from the County Bar: Well Qualified.

I , Carol Changus, am the chair and organizer of San Diego Democracy For America, (San Diego DFA). Our San Diego DFA Meetup membership is over 600 members and can be easily verified at our website site: www.meetup.com/dfa-23. Our National DFA membership is over one million.

Robert is the overwhelming choice of San Diego DFA members . On behalf of the San Diego Democracy for America Chapter, I verify that Robert Amador, Candidate, for San Diego County Superior Court Judge 2012 received a unanimous vote for San Diego DFA Endorsement on October 3, 2012.

In the difficult times that San Diego faces, it is essential to elect independent judges who not only have the experience of putting criminals behind bars, but who understand that everyone is equal before the law and will fairly resolve citizens' civil disputes. I urge you to join me in this effort to vote for Robert Amador for County Superior Court Judge, Office 25, in 2012 .

Please feel free to call me at (858)[masked], or email me at [address removed]

Sincerely,
Carol Changus, Chair & Organizer,
San Diego Democracy For America, (San Diego DFA)
www.meetup.com/dfa-23
324 Belvedere Street, La Jolla, CA 92037 (858)[masked]

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2. Rep Brian Bilbray exposed as slumlord

John Mattes and Mike Thaller of Much Better Choices have exposed Rep Brian Bilbray as an absentee slumlord. Their investigation and video have forced Rep Bilbray to promise to clean up the properties in Imperial Beach.
You can see their video and the response a t http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fjDahaDXMvg&feature=plcp
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S6Da-ygEdkU&feature=plcp Their group Much Better Choices is dedicated to exposing hypocrisy and corruption.
To learn more or to contribute to their efforts go to
http://www.muchbetterchoices.com/index.html

KUDOS! MUCH BETTER CHOICES have exposed Rep Brian Bilbray as an absentee slumlord. JOHN MATTES & MIKE THALLER, this DUO of ' Much Better Choices ' have exposed Rep Brian Bilbray as an absentee slumlord. Their investigation and video have forced Rep Bilbray to promise to clean up the properties in Imperial Beach. You can see their video and the response at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fjDahaDXMvg&feature=plcp http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S6Da-ygEdkU&feature=plcp *Their group Much Better Choices is dedicated to exposing hypocrisy and corruption. To learn more or to contribute to their efforts go to http://www.muchbetterchoices.com/index.html

*** GREAT WORK ! *** Much Better Choices did all the investigation work on Bilbray! They exposed so many negative issues re: Brain Bilbray We are so proud of both JC Mattes & Mike Thaller! This is just one of their videos the came from their hard work . You might have seen this video on several TV news channels this last week!!! http://www.facebook.c... http://www.facebook.c... • Sitting U.S. Congressman Brian Bilbray, admits being an absentee slumlord. MBC investigations uncovered that Bilbray controls properties in the San Diego area that are public safety hazards. Sitting U.S. Congressman Brian Bilbray, an absentee slumlord. *

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***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. Yes We Can! Greg To RSVP contact: [address removed] _
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***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! Occupy San Diego's official website covers all things OSD, with forums, links, a regularly updated events calendar and more at sandiegooccupy.org/

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***SAT OCT 6 at 9:00AM - 12:00PM  " JOIN All Of Us at the SAN DIEGO LABOR COUNCIL IN WALKING PRECINCTS & PHONE BANKING " [address removed]  It's October already, which means it's crunch time for our campaigns. This week is the last chance we have to talk to voters before mail ballots go out, which means it's our last chance to make sure they know how deceptive Proposition 32 is and how important it is tho stop Carl DeMaio's anti-worker agenda. Help us reach them before they receive their ballots by phone banking this week and joining us to precinct walk on Saturday  Where: San Diego Labor Council, 3737 Camino del Rio S San Diego, CA 92108 After this weekend, there are fewer and fewer voters available. With your help, we can reach them now and improve our chances on Election Day. Thank You All!

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***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 Website: 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
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***SAT OCT 6 EVENTS AT the San Diego Coastal Democrats Coastal Democratic Club House, 1946 Balboa Ave., Pacific Beach, San Diego, CA 92109 -- Six local Dem Clubs cooperated to create a campaign headquarters in PB:
***SAT OCT 6 at 11:00a – 12:30p - Candidates: Peters & Amador at Pacific Beach Dem Club Meeting -- Where: SD Coastal Dems. 1946 Balboa Ave, Pacific
***SAT OCT 6 at 1:00p – 3:00p - Super Walk Weekend - Where: San Diego Coastal Democrats Office, 1946 Balboa Ave, Pacific Beach
***SAT OCT 6 at 1:00p – 4:00p – Phone Banking -  Where: SD Coastal Dems Office, 1946 Balboa Ave, Pacific Beach


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*** SUN OCT 7 at 3:00PM-5:00PM • Run With the Sun Fundraiser • Please join us for a fundraising event to promote prosperity for future generations – consumer choice and savings – open space and thriving nature – well paying local jobs – clean air and water – energy independence – preventing the worse impacts of climate change. The Sierra Club's Run with the Sun Campaign advocates for transitioning our region from fossil fuel to clean, renewable solar. Help us fight the proposed gas-fired power plant by Mission Trails, SDG&E's efforts to quash rooftop solar, and more. Please help us to reach our goal of $1,500. If you are unable to attend, your donation will be very much appreciated to keep this great project moving forward. The online donation form also includes info on sending a check. Hors d'oeuvres (vegan options) and drinks will be served. Questions? Kevin - l[address removed] INFO- Masada - [address removed] or [masked] We're both enthusiastic volunteers on the campaign. Masada Disenhouse & Kevin Brewster Run With the Sun Fundraiser Host: Masada Disenhouse & Kevin Brewster [masked] *Where: Masada's House, 9380 Alto Drive. La Mesa, CA 91941
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***SUN OCT 7 at 4:00-6:00PM Please Join Steve & Becky Phillpott & the members od the BLACK Mt. Democratic Club for a fundraiser: In Support of Dr. JOHN LEE EVANS, President of the San Diego Unified's School Board for his 2012 re-elect ion bid & Assemblymember MARTY BLOCK, Candidate for State Senate, 39th District *Where: Home of Steve & Becky Phillpott, 11419 Normanton Way, San Diego ,92131(Scripps Ranch) Suggested contribution of $25- $100. To RSVP or for more information, call Sylvia at[masked] or email at [address removed] If you are unable to attend, you may make a contributionon-line to Dr. Evans at www.evansforschoolboard And/ Or you may contribute on-line at to Assemblymember Block at www.martyblock.com
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*** 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]

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***SUN OCT 7 EVENTS AT the San Diego Coastal Democrats Coastal Democratic Club House, 1946 Balboa Ave., Pacific Beach, San Diego, CA 92109 -- Six local Dem Clubs cooperated to create a campaign headquarters in PB:
***SUN OCT 7 at 10:00a – 2:00p – Voter Registration - Where: SD Coastal Dems, 1946 Balboa Ave, Pacific Beach
***SUN OCT 7 at 10:00a - 12:00p - Super Walk Weekend - Where: SD Coastal Dems, 1946 Balboa Ave, Pacific Beach
***SUN OCT 7 at 11:00a – 12:00p – Pacific Beach Democrat Club Meeting - Where: SD Coastal Dems, 1946 Balboa Ave, Pacific Beach
***SUN OCT 7 at 12:00p – 4:00p – Phone Banking - Where: SD Coastal Dems, 1946 Balboa Ave, Pacific Beach

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***MON OCT 8 at at 7:00-8:45pm "Mesa Democratic Club meeting in Clairemont" Speakers: Candidate for US CONGRESS District #52, SCOTT PETERS, 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: (858)[masked] Email: [address removed] Website: www.mesa.sddem.org *Where: SDCDP Headquarters, 8340 Clairemont Mesa Blvd. Ste 105, SD 92111***

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***MON OCT 8 EVENTS for San Diego Coastal Democrats Coastal Democratic Club House, 1946 Balboa Ave., Pacific Beach, San Diego, CA 92109 -- Six local Dem Clubs cooperated to create a campaign headquarters in PB:
***MON OCT 8 at 5:30p – 9:00p – Texans vs Jets on Monday Night Football - Where: SD Coastal Dems, 1946 Balboa Ave, Pacific Beach
***MON OCT 8 at 7:00p – 8:30p - Mesa Democratic Club Meeting - Speakers: SCOTT PETERS for Congress District #52 * ROBERT AMADOR for Judge * ANNE HOIBERG, LVW: Ballot Props *Where: SDCDP HQ, 8340 Clairemont Mesa Blvd., Ste 105, SD 92111


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***TUES OCT 9 at 5:00PM " NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMITTEE(NRC)" Activists, Experts Astonished by San Onofre Restart Proposal NRC, Edison to Face Concerned Public at Oct 9 Meeting in Dana Point Adjudicatory Hearings Demanded to Ensure Safety: Tuesday, October 9, 2012, 5pm. Where: St. Regis Monarch Bay Hotel, 1 Monarch Beach Resort North, Dana Point, CA 92629 NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMITTEE(NRC) for details look below under the section: Announcements & Petitions to sign.


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***TUES OCT 9 EVENTS for San Diego Coastal Democrats Coastal Democratic Club House, 1946 Balboa Ave., Pacific Beach, San Diego, CA 92109 -- Six local Dem Clubs cooperated to create a campaign headquarters in PB:
***TUES OCT 9 at 5:30p – 7:30p – Phone Banking - Where: SD Coastal Dems, 1946 Balboa Ave, Pacific Beach



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***WED OCT 10 EVENTS for San Diego Coastal Democrats Coastal Democratic Club House, 1946 Balboa Ave., Pacific Beach, San Diego, CA 92109 -- Six local Dem Clubs cooperated to create a campaign headquarters in PB:
***WED OCT 10 at 4:00p – 6:00p – Web Wednesday - Social media training and website development for Coastal Dems. - Where: SD Coastal Dems ,1946 Balboa Ave, Pacific Beach

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***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.


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***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

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***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!


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***THUR OCT 11 at 5:30 PM - 7:30 " OFFICIAL DEMOCRATIC VICE-PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE WATCH PARTY!" Join fellow San Diego Democrats to watch the one and only Vice 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! Hope to see you there! Where: Democratic Unity Campaign Office, 8322 Clairemont Mesa Blvd., Suite 202 San Diego, CA 92111 Contact: (858)[masked] Email: [address removed] Website: www.sddemocrats.org

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***THUR OCT 11 EVENTS for San Diego Coastal Democrats Coastal Democratic Club House, 1946 Balboa Ave., Pacific Beach, San Diego, CA 92109 -- Six local Dem Clubs cooperated to create a campaign headquarters in PB:
***THUR OCT 11 at 4:00p – Unity Phone Banking & GoTeam - Where: SD Coastal Dems, 1946 Balboa Ave, Pacific Beach
***THUR OCT 11 at 6:00p – 7:30p – Vice Presidential debate Viewing Party - Where: SD Coastal Dems, 1946 Balboa Ave, Pacific Beach

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***FRI OCT 12 EVENTS for San Diego Coastal Democrats Coastal Democratic Club House, 1946 Balboa Ave., Pacific Beach, San Diego, CA 92109 -- Six local Dem Clubs cooperated to create a campaign headquarters in PB:
*** FRI OCT 12 at 4:00p – 6:00p – Philosophy Friday - Where: SD Coastal Dems, 1946 Balboa Ave, Pacific Beach

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***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)[masked] Email: [address removed] Website: www.sddemocrats.org

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***SAT OCT 13 at 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM Lake San Marcos Democratic Club Monthly Meeting "COONY & PEGGY DORNISH, REPRESENTATIVES from the LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS" will speak to us about the 11 Statewide Ballot Measures that we will vote on in the November election. KATH ROGERS, the Program Manager for YES ON PROP 35 will also speak to us about their campaign to end human trafficking. *Where: Lake San Marcos Pavilion, 1105 La Bonita Dr, San Marcos, CA Contact: (760)[masked] Email: [address removed]


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***SAT OCT 13 Time: TBA "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


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***SUN OCT 14 at 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. " REGISTER VOTERS at the LITTLE ITALY FESTA ! " Come help us register voters at Little Italy Festa. Training and materials will be provided--all you need to do is show up! Contact Greg Bolian for details. *Where:: Little Italy Festa Email: [address removed]

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***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!

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****TUES OCT 16 at 5:30-7:30pm " It's A PARTY!!!! COME to OUR FUN-LOVING 'WATCH PARTY for this PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE' with members from 4 great meetups... SEXY LIBERALS meetup & DRINKING LIBERALLY meetup & SAN DIEGO DFA & SD PDA Metro Meetups. Mingle and enjoy the company of real liberals who want to Laugh, Drink, Eat & Be Merry... in the company of Friends & With Liberals, left & far left & maybe over the cliff :) ! *Where: Giovanni's Restaurant's Meeting Room #2, 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]

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*** TUES OCT 16 at 5:30-7:30PM OFFICIAL Democratic Presidential Debate Watch Party! Join fellow San Diego Democrats to watch the second 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! Location: Democratic Unity Campaign Office, 8322 Clairemont Mesa Blvd., Suite 202 San Diego, CA 92111 Contact: (858)[masked] Email: i[address removed] Website: www.sddemocrats.org

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***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: (510)[masked] Fax: (510)[masked] Email: [address removed] National Office: 1806 Vernon Street NW Washington, D.C. 20009 • Southern California Office Hollywood, CA (323)[masked] • http://www.facebook.com/safeaccessnow

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***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!

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***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: (858)[masked] Email: [address removed] Website: www.sddemocrats.org

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***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

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***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]g 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

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***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 (323) 966‐0026 or www.CAdisclose.org ***

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***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 | (707)[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!
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***Important: ***MON OCT 22nd ***Voter Registration deadline is still in effect for the upcoming 2012 general election.******

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***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! ________________________________________ ***SAT OCT 22vat 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)[masked] Email: [address removed] Website: www.sddemocrats.org

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***MON OCT 22 at 5:30 PM - 7:30PM " THE OFFICIAL SAN DIEGO COUNTY DEMOCRATIC PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE WATCH PARTY" Join fellow San Diego Democrats to watch the FINAL 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: (858)[masked] Email: [address removed] Website: www.sddemocrats.org

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***OCT 26 at 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM Voter Registration _  Register - New Citizens to Vote in Chula Vista! Come help us register new citizens to vote after they are naturalized at this month's ceremony. We'll provide the training and materials--all you need to do is show up!* Where: Homeland Security/Immigration and Naturalization Building, 1261 Third Ave., Chula Vista, CA Contact: (858)[masked] Email: [address removed]

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***SAT OCT 27 at 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Democratic Club of Carlsbad-Oceanside ~ MAX DISPOSTI is the principal speaker and the theme of the evening is "Equality in North County". He is the founder of the North County LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender) Coalition. The vision of his group is to have a community where all people feel accepted, valued, safe and free from social stigma. Home-baked refreshmants and guests are welcome. *Where: Women's Club of Carlsbad *FREE EVENT* Donations are always appreciated!(858)[masked] Email: [address removed]

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***SAT OCT 27 "NIGHTMARE ON NORMAL STREET" ~ Details to come. http://www.thecenters....

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***IMPORTANT *** MON OCT 29 - Last Day to Request a Vote-By-Mail Ballot for the General Election!



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***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).

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*** 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

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*** 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: (619)[masked] online register: https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?

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***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: (858) [masked] Email: [address removed] Website: www.sddemocrats.org

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***MON NOV 12 at at 7-8:45pm (CLAIREMONT) MESA DEMOCRATIC CLUB MEETING. Speaker to be Announced. Contact: (858)[masked] Email: [address removed] Website: www.mesa.sddem.org *Where: SDCDP Headquarters, 8340 Clairemont Mesa Blvd. Ste 105, SD 92111

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***MON NOV 12 at 10:00AM- 12:00PM /Noon " Voter Registration Event - Register New Citizens to Vote at Civic Center Plaza! " Come help us register new citizens to vote after they are naturalized at this month's ceremony. We'll provide the training and materials--all you need to do is show up! Where: Civic Center Plaza, 3rd & B St., San Diego, CA 92101 Contact: (858)[masked] Email: [address removed]

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*** 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

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***FRI NOV 16 at 8:00 AM - 12:00 Voter Registration ~ Register New Citizens to Vote in Chula Vista! Come help us register new citizens to vote after they are naturalized at this month's ceremony. We'll provide the training and materials--all you need to do is show up!
*Where: Homeland Security/Immigration and Naturalization Building, 1261 Third Ave., Chula Vista, CA Contact: (858)[masked] Email: [address removed]

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*** 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

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***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: (858)[masked] Email: [address removed] Website: www.sddemocrats.org


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***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: (858)[masked] Email: [address removed] Website: www.sddemocrats.org

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*****HAPPY NEW YEAR!**********2013**********HAPPY NEW YEAR!******


***JUNE 20-23, 2013 *Thursday, June 20, 2013 - Sunday, June 23,[masked]: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] *



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*** FROM SDCDP HQ ***

**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 by tomorrow afternoon to pick up their door hangers so they can walk their precincts. All I need your help with is 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: (858)[masked] | Fax: (858)[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 (858) 277-3367.



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.****** Did you see the news? The voting bill you advocated for was signed into law Monday by Governor Jerry Brown, and we couldn't have done it without you. Together, we've scored a victory for democracy. When Election Day Voter Registration takes effect, voting will be open to any citizen who is eligible and willing to exercise this fundamental democratic right. The new law, Assembly Bill 1436 (Feuer), will remove an arbitrary and anti-democratic cut-off date for voter registration and will stop election officials from turning away eligible California voters by allowing same-day voter registration. Please be aware that this law will NOT be in effect for the upcoming 2012 general election. It's critical to register to vote at your current address by the deadline: October 22, 2012. Fortunately, Californians can now register to vote online (thanks to a law CLCV supporters like you helped pass last year)! Register to vote or update your address online now. » Carol, you joined thousands of CLCV supporters who worked hard to make this law. Add to that thousands more grassroots voices from our partners at California Common Cause, Courage Campaign, Democracy for America, and many more organizations with deep-sewn democratic values. This victory, which came just in time for National Voter Registration Day today, is proof that you're making a difference, and that we achieve real progress when we work together. Assemblymember Mike Feuer, who authored AB 1436, said, "This new law will help assure that all eligible Californians will have the chance to determine who speaks for them in Washington, Sacramento and their hometowns. By recognizing the importance of increasing voter turnout in our state, we are improving the democratic process in California." California is once again leading the way on increasing participation in our elections, and we know that helps California voters make their strong environmental values a reality. We see it time and time again: When more Californians turn out to vote, the environment wins. Our democracy depends on the kind of work you've done here. Thank you for helping move California forward. Sincerely, Sarah Rose CEO, California League of Conservation Voters
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ANNOUNCEMENTS & PETITIONS TO SIGN:
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***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=


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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 sandiegooccupy.org/

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***From: Ray Lutz Citizens' Oversight CitizensOversight.org[masked]

• Oct 4, 2012 (SAN ONOFRE) – Experts and oversight groups are astonished by the proposal by Southern California Edison to restart the Unit 2 reactor and run it at 70% capacity, putting millions of residents at risk of another emergency shutdown and radioactivity release to the environment. "The suggestion that the Unit 2 reactor can be restarted throws safety under the profit bus," said Carol Jahnkow of the Peace Resource Center of San Diego. "They are rushing to restart this unsafe reactor to keep the revenue stream flowing from rate-payers. Edison's safety plan to restart San Onofre is to watch for radiation leaks"

•The public will rally and sponsor a press conference in opposition to continued operation of the San Onofre nuclear plant at 5:00 p.m., October 9, just prior to the 6:00 p.m. public meeting conducted by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) at the St. Regis Monarch Bay Hotel, 1 Monarch Beach Resort North, Dana Point, California.

•The primary objective of citizen oversight groups is a set of adjudicatory hearings to unravel the mystery behind these failures and to guarantee that any operation will be safe, and the faulty regulatory oversight is corrected so such severe errors will not be made in the future.

• A study [3] conducted by nuclear industry expert Dan Hirsch of the Committee to Bridge the Gap and a lecturer at University of California at Santa Cruz will be presented which clearly shows that all steam generators at San Onofre have experienced similar devastating wear during their first few months of operation. Most new steam generators have zero tubes damaged after only one refueling cycle while San Onofre has 1600 and 1800 tubes damaged in the Unit 2 and Unit 3 reactors, respectively.

•According to the presentation by Daniel Hirsch at the Sept. 24, 2012 Del Mar City Council meeting, the steam generators in the two reactors exhibit almost identical severe wear patterns. There is no basis to assume that the Unit 2 steam generators are safe to operate at any power level. "Running the steam generators at a lower power level -- as proposed by Edison -- may exacerbate the problem and result in another emergency that may be far worse this time," said Ray Lutz, an engineer with Citizens' Oversight. The recent NRC Augmented Inspection Team report pointed out that "major design changes" in the steam generators (such as changes in the stay cylinder, tubesheet, tube support plates, and the shape of the tubes) were not considered changes that impacted safety because they were not explicitly mentioned in the "Updated Final Safety Analysis Report" (UFSAR). If they are not explicitly mentioned in the UFSAR, the NRC assumes the design can be changed without limit and still maintain safety. Unfortunately, these details were likely left out of the UFSAR because the original designers never contemplated that the steam generators would ever be replaced. The NRC is faced with a fundamental problem in logic. On the one hand, we have steam generators that are obviously different because they started failing in 11 months while the old ones lasted for 25 years, and on the other hand, they are saying that there were no changes made that needed to be approved. You can't have both. "Clearly, the steam generators were not like-for-like replacements.


•If the NRC still says there were no significant changes, then we know the regulatory agency has stopped regulating," Lutz said. Edison Chair Theodore F. Craver, Jr. admitted that it really was his decision alone to decommission the plant, and that it would be the most difficult decision of his career. The decision to decommission could be made immediately, regardless of NRC processing and inquiries. Continuing the effort to restart the plant will either mean that NRC will look the other way and allow the unsafe plant to restart at reduced power, ignoring the fact that experts agree that this will likely only exacerbate the rattling steam generators, or spending a great deal of money to replace the steam generators once again, with no guarantee that these will work either. The underlying agenda of SCE, the plant operator, was to “super-charge" the steam generators, essentially upgrading the plant to produce more power without NRC or public approval

•[1]. SCE Engineers admitted in January that they worked to avoid NRC approval of the changes. In an article in Nuclear Engineering International: "the major premise of the steam generator replacement project was that it would be implemented under the 10CFR50.59 rule, that is, without prior approval by the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (USNRC)" [2, emphasis added].

•References: [1] http://sciencedude.ocregister.com/2012/01/05/powering-up-nuclear-plant-to-boost-output/166317/ -- Powering up: Nuclear plant to boost output -- "The new [steam] generators raised the amount of steam energy produced in the reactors."

•[2] http://www.copswiki.org/Common/M1252 -- "Improving Like-for-like RSGs" from Nuclear Engineering International --Describes the many changes made to the steam generators to increase the steam energy developed. [3] http://www.copswiki.org/Common/M1307 -- "FAR OUTSIDE THE NORM: The San Onofre Nuclear Plant’s Steam Generator Problems in the Context of the National Experience with Replacement Steam Generators" Ray Lutz Citizens' Oversight CitizensOversight.org[masked]


PRESS RELEASE AND MEDIA ADVISORY Citizens' Oversight Projects (COPS) Ray Lutz / [address removed] /[masked]http://ShutDownSanOnofre.org Residents Organizing for a Safe Environment (ROSE) Gene Stone / [address removed] /[masked] Peace Resource Center of San Diego Carol Jahnkow / [address removed] /[masked]

• From:[address removed] Subject: [OccupySD] Press Release: Activists, Experts Astonished by San Onofre Restart Proposal; Event Oct 9 Date: October 4,[masked]:16:13 PM PDT To: [address removed], [address removed], [address removed], [address removed] Reply-To: [address removed] PRESS RELEASE AND MEDIA ADVISORY Citizens' Oversight Projects (COPS) Ray Lutz / [address removed] /[masked]http://ShutDownSanOnofre.org Residents Organizing for a Safe Environment (ROSE) Gene Stone / [address removed] /[masked] Peace Resource Center of San Diego Carol Jahnkow / [address removed] /[masked]

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