detail about LWVSD luncheon on 11/15; it's 11:30-1:30 and John C. will speak on "The 2012 Election's Impact on California's Finances"; $25. before 11/13 and 30.00 after or at
the door, payable by sending ck. to LWVSD, 7710 Balboa Ave., Ste. 224A, SD 92117 or go to www.lwvsandiego.org
to pay via Paypal; click on "donate."
If names are submitted early, John will check to see if any money is owed to you by the state. Contact LWVSD at[masked] if necessary.
Thanks! How about the great wins we've had? Very good. I have a cold so laying low this wk.
--- [address removed] wrote:
From: Carol Changus <[address removed]>
To: [address removed]
Subject: [dfa-23] ★ TONIGHT SD DFA & PDA MEETUP ★ AGENDA CELEBRATE!!!!!OBAMA WON! ★ ELIZABETH WARRENWON★ BOTH TAMMY'S WON ★ ★ SO MANY WINS!!! ★MAYOR BOB FILNER!!! ★ LOCAL ELECTIONS RESULTS ★ CALENDAR OF EVENTS - NOV * DEC2012* etc ★ ANNOUNCEMENTS ★
Date: Wed, 7 Nov[masked]:19:42 -0500
1. BOB FILNER For Mayor San Diego 2012 WON!
2. SHERRI LIGHTNER For City Council District #1 WON!
3. SCOTT PETERS for U.S. Congressional District #52 TOO CLOSE TO CALL SCOTT PETERS LEADING SLIGHTLY .
4. DAVE ROBERTS For County Board of Supervisors District #3 TOO CLOSE TO CALL DAVE ROBERT LEADING
5. ROBERT AMADOR For Superior Court JUDGE - Office #25! ***WON!***
6. JOHN LEE EVANS For Unified School Board District ***WON!*** 7. MARNE FOSTER For Unified School District E ***WON!***
8. GREGG ROBINSON COUNTY BAORD OF EDUCATION DISTRICT #1 ***WON!*** .
9. MARTY BLOCK for CA STATE SENATOR District #39 *** WON!***
10. TONI ATKINS for CA STATE ASSEMBLY District #78* *** WON!***
11. SHIRLEY WEBER for CA STATE ASSEMBLY District #79 *** WON!***
12. BEN HUESO for CA STATE ASSEMBLY District #80 *** WON!***
13. JUAN VARGAS for U.S. Congressional District #51 *** WON!*** 14. SUSAN DAVIS for U.S. Congressional District #53 ***WON!***
15. TODD GLORIA WON HIS San Diego CITY COUNCIL DISTRICT #3 in the Primary ***WON!***
16. MARTI EMERALD WON HER San Diego CITY COUNCIL DISTRICT #9 in the Primary ***WON!***
* *******************LISTINGS OF EVENTS*****************
*** WED NOV 7 at 7-9PM "SAN DIEGO DFA & SD PDA Metro MEETUP" LET'S CELEBRATE! BOB FILNER OUR MAYOR! SHERRI LIGHTNER RE-ElECTED as OUR CITY COUNCIL MEMBER Dist #1 - thus keeping our Democratic Majority! SCOTT PETERS IS LEADING & SO IS DAVE ROBERTS! I am SO proud of JOHN LEE EVANS & MARNE FOSTER & GREGG ROBINSON!!! Speakers: I have invited several candidates however, I have not heard anything back---I think they are still celebrating tonight! So, We shall CELEBRATE AT OUR MEETING TONIGHT, TOO! & MAYBE ... ONE of my invited SPEAKERS is able to get to our meetu! JON FREAN PDA Metro will say a few words... *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 11:00AM "SHOWDOWN IN WASHINGTON" SHOWDOWN SUMMIT WEBINAR Co-sponsored by USAction and the Coalition on Human Needs. Information Start Time: November 09,[masked]:00 PM Eastern 1:00 PM Central, 12:00 PM Mountain, 11:00 AM Pacific Add to Calendar: Estimated Length: 1 hour Registration Time Remaining: 1 day, 22 hours Registration Fee: Free Register Now go to: https://chn.peachnewmedia.com/store/seminar/seminar.php?seminar=15511 After Election Day we will all turn our full attention to the looming fiscal showdown in Washington. With so many moving parts, it is essential that progressives have a unified message and story to tell. One that makes the stakes clear to the nation in our terms. And one that allows each progressive formation and group to raise their issues of greater concern while supporting other progressive efforts and avoiding conflict with them. To that end, many groups have come together on common message and policy principles. We are inviting you to join a webinar to present those and we urge you to invite your partner and affiliate organizations and leaders around the country to participate as well. The story is told under a compelling narrative about the economy and the details are just enough to give people what they need to tell our story, without being overwhelmed by policy. FISCAL SHOWDOWN This is a showdown between two visions: prosperity for working families and the middle-class or more for millionaires and CEOs. Congress needs to act by early next year to avoid a double-dip recession and millions more out of work. But NOT by the end of the year - it's not a cliff. 4 CHOICES: 1) End the Bush tax breaks for the richest 2% 2) No benefit cuts to Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security 3) Prevent cuts in the safety net for low-income people and protect vital services for working families 4) Good jobs for America - not cuts DANGER: GRAND SWINDLE The so called "Grand Bargain" is actually a Grand Swindle to cut security for working families and the middle class and protect tax breaks for the super rich and CEOs. Webinar Information Start Time: November 09,[masked]:00 PM Eastern 1:00 PM Central, 12:00 PM Mountain, 11:00 AM Pacific Add to Calendar: Estimated Length: 1 hour Registration Time Remaining: 1 day, 22 hours Registration Fee: Free Register Now go to: https://chn.peachnewmedia.com/store/seminar/seminar.php?seminar=15511 __________________________
*** 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?
***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
***SAT NOV 10 The 2012 Regional Conferences are coming! * 2012 Regional Conferences – See You on November 10th! Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, San Francisco and Washington, DC * This year the five powerful human rights gatherings will occur during the weekend of November 10th in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, San Francisco and Washington, DC. Please register now! The Regional Conferences bring together Amnesty members and human rights activists from around the country and the world to hear inspiring speakers, share tactics, learn about pressing issues and shape Amnesty’s future direction! Attendees then return to their communities inspired to become even more powerful change agents. We hope you'll join your fellow human rights activists at these powerful and important gatherings. To do so, please go to register: https://takeaction.amnestyusa.org/site/apps/ka/rg/ecreg.asp?c=6oJCLQPAJiJUG&b=8361035 . Please check back in the near future for information on each of the individual conferences, including their agendas, speakers and details. CONTACT US: Amnesty International USA - Phone: (212)[masked] & Fax: (212)[masked] Online Support: Get answers to your questions email: [address removed] [address removed] [address removed] Western Office: 350 Sansome St, Ste 210 San Francisco, CA 94104 phone: (415)[masked] fax: (415)[masked]-A-REGION [address removed]
***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_________________________
***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]
***ME*** ***TUES NOV 13 at 7:00PM You're invited: Nuclear power safety briefing to WED-BASED BRIEFING Join Our Efforts to Improve Nuclear Power Safety Register today for a web-based briefing where we will discuss our efforts to improve U.S. nuclear power safety, provide post-election insights, and suggest ways you can get involved. Tuesday, November 13, 7:00 p.m. EST ***From: Union of Concerned Scientists <[address removed]> Date: October 25,[masked]:07:45 AM PDT To: [address removed] Subject: You're invited: Nuclear power safety briefing Reply-To: Union of Concerned Scientists <[address removed]> You're invited: Nuclear power safety briefing RSVP: http://action.ucsusa.org/site/Survey?SURVEY_ID=17920&ACTION_REQUIRED=URI_ACTION_USER_REQUESTS&autologin=true
***WED NOV 14 at 3:00PM SAVE THE DATE! GLOBAL SOLUTIONS ELECTION WEBINAR Save the date for our post election webinar on how the election's outcome will affect America's role in the world on November 14th at 3 pm ET. From: [address removed] Reply-To: [address removed]
*** 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 _________________________
***THUR NOV 15 begins at 10:00AM & Ends ON FRI NOV 16 at 2:00pm " IN THE RIGHT PLACE ~ AT THE RIGHT TIME ~ THE QUAKER PUBLIC POLICY INSTITUTE & LOBBY DAY " Featured Speakers Ellen Nissenbaum Ellen is Senior Vice President for Government Affairs for the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities. Ruth Flower Ruth is FCNL's Legislative Director. Diane Randall Diane is FCNL's Executive Secretary Luncheon Keynote: Ben Cohen (invited) and more We'll announce more speakers soon. Annual Meeting The FCNL Quaker Public Policy Institute is a part of FCNL's Annual Meeting. In addition to the lobbying, Annual Meeting includes governance of the organization, more workshops, additional worship sharing, and determining FCNL's Legislative Priorities for the 113th Congress. ◊ The Right Place An Exciting, Empowering Experience Join Friends from around the country for two days of expert discussion, lively conversation, engaging speakers, lobby training, and of course lobbying. ◊ ◊ The Right Time An effective moment to lobby After the election this fall, Congress will run up against two critical legislative deadlines: cuts mandated by the Budget Control Act of 2011, and the expiration of the Bush-era tax cuts. The convergence of these issues creates a unique window for you to lobby your member of Congress for a more moral federal budget. ◊ http://fcnl.org/events/annual_meeting/Lobby2012/ Join Friends from around the country for two days of expert discussion, lively conversation, engaging speakers, lobby training, and of course lobbying. http://fcnl.org/events/annual_meeting/Lobby2012/ FCNL's lobbying to bring about a more peaceful and just world will be relentless. You can register for the full Annual Meeting Travel and Lodging The Washington Plaza Hotel Most of the Quaker Public Policy Institute will take place at the Washington Plaza Hotel. FCNL's lobbying to bring about a more peaceful and just world will be relentless. The Quaker Public Policy Institute begins at 10 a.m. on Thursday, November 15 and concludes at 2 p.m. on Friday, November 16. Please complete this registration form if you are attending the Quaker Public Policy Institute but not attending FCNL's Annual Meeting. The Institute is included in your registration if you are attending Annual Meeting. COST: $50 - Regular rate $25 - Students and those with low incomes, TO REGISTER: https://fcnl.org/events/annual_meeting/quaker_public_policy_institute/
*** THU NOV 15, 2012 at 7:30PM ' Bubis Lecture Event ' featuring Hagit Ofran in Encino " The 2nd Annual Professor Gerald B. Bubis Lecture " featuring HAGIT OFRAN from Israel. " Peace Now's Settlement Watch Director Keynote Speaker - YITZHAK RABIN Memorial Event in Tel Aviv, 2011 Recipient of Yesh Gvul's Leibowitz Prize and the Ethel & Philip Klutznick 'Prophet of Peace' Award Editor of the book "The Ethics of the Fathers according to the Commentary of Rabbi Haim of Volozhin" (2012) Lecture Event: 7:30 p.m. (Event will be preceded by a Dinner featuring a Special Presentation to Jerry Bubis. Invitation to come.) * WHERE: Valley Beth Shalom Congregation 15739 Ventura Boulevard, Encino, CA RSVP and further information email: [address removed] or phone[masked]
***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]
***TUES NOV 20 t 7:00PM-9:00PM Monthly SD County Central Committee Meeting First meeting of new Central Committee. All members of our Central Committee are encouraged to attend this important meeting. Location: Sheet Metal Workers International Association Hall, 4594 Mission Gorge Place, San Diego, 92120 Contact: (858)[masked] Email: i[address removed] Website: www.sddemocrats.org
_________________________ *** TUES NOV 20 at 6:45pm - 8:15pm " 350.org Monthly Meeting" Cost: Free Please join us at our Monthly meeting. These are working meetings where we discuss the projects we’re working on. We typically have some new people at every meeting and we’d love you to attend. Where: Offices of Helix Water District ,7811 University Ave, La Mesa,CA 91942 USA (and, the cross street is Lee Ave. Please enter the building from Quince St, which is off Lee Ave and parallel to University. There is also a parking lot for the building just inside the Quince St entrance to the property.
***WEDNESDAY NOV 28 thru SUNDAY DEC 2 from 5:00PM 11:00AM " INTERNATIONAL GAY & LESBIAN LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE " The training begins at 5:00 PM on Wednesday and ends at 11:00 AM on Saturday. After learning the necessary skills and strategies it takes to win, you'll have a chance to join hundreds of other LGBT leaders for a day of learning and networking at the International Gay & Lesbian Leadership Conference. Attend an Event Long Beach, Calif. Candidate and Campaign Training November 28th, 2012 - December 2nd, 2012, 5:00 pm - 11:00 am Whether you're an openly LGBT candidate, a future candidate, or just interested in helping one win as a campaign manager or volunteer, don't miss this chance to learn the ins and outs of running a successful campaign. The training begins at 5:00 PM on Wednesday and ends at 11:00 AM on Saturday. After learning the necessary skills and strategies it takes to win, you'll have a chance to join hundreds of other LGBT leaders for a day of learning and networking at the International Gay & Lesbian Leadership Conference. Learn more about the training » We've trained hundreds of openly LGBT candidates and campaign workers how to build winning campaigns. Will you be next? Apply today » Want to attend the Long Beach training for free? Compete in our Onward to Victory contest, a mock online election, to win free registration, accommodations and travel (within the U.S.) to attend the training. Apply Today: http://www.victoryinstitute.org/training_apply Website: http://www.victoryinstitute.org/home *Where: Renaissance Long Beach Hotel, 111 East Ocean Boulevard, Long Beach, California 90802
****************DECEMBER ~ 2012*******************
***SUN DEC 2nd at 5:00PM - 7:00PM Please join me, JEN MEYERS & Executive Director JENNIFER CHRISLER for SAN DIEGO FUNDRAISER for FAMILY EQUALITY HOSTED BY JOHN ARMANTROUT & LARRY MERENO " You are cordially invited to a fundraiser to support the work of Family Equality Council on December 2nd, 2012. Family Equality Council is the nation’s leading advocate for moms and dads who are lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) and their families. Family Equality Council is changing attitudes and policies to ensure that all families are respected, loved, and celebrated. Join us at the lovely home of John Armantrout & Larry Moreno on the evening of December 2nd for a chance to connect with fellow supporters from the area. Come and relax with a glass of wine or a cold beer, mix and mingle and enjoy some delicious hors d'oeuvres as Executive Director Jenn Chrisler gives an update about our ground-breaking work in 2012 and why now is a critical time for supporting LGBT family equality. Family Equality Council is the nation’s leading advocate for moms and dads who are lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) and their families. Family Equality Council is changing attitudes and policies to ensure that all families are respected, loved, and celebrated. You can learn more about the event and RSVP by visiting familyequality.org/sandiego . If you have any questions, please let me know or contact: Events Associate: Jeremiah McCarthy at [address removed] or at[masked] x224 . Thank you for all that you do for Family Equality Council. I’m looking forward to seeing you there! Best, Jen Meyers | Director of Development Email: [address removed] |[masked] x225| write to: PO Box 206 | Boston, MA 02133 *Where: At the home of John Armantrout & Larry Moreno (address provided, reservations are made)
*** 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: (858)[masked] Email: [address removed] Website: www.sddemocrats.org __________________________
***SAT DEC 8 at 10:00AM for Coffee & Croissant Reception & Program ~ The City Club of San Diego presents MAJOR ELLIOT GARRETT ~ Speaking on: " The Next Four Years " MAJOR GARRETT, former White House correspondent for Fox News and now with the National Journal, returns home to San Diego to share his insights on the presidential election and all things political. It should be hugely informative. Reservations:[masked], or [address removed] Details on the event: www.cityclubofsandiego.com. City Club Members and La Jolla Country Day School Parents: $10, Non-members: $20 Phone Reservations:[masked] *WHERE: In the Community Room at La Jolla Country Day School, 9490 Genesee Ave, La Jolla, CA 92037
***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
*************HAPPY NEW YEAR!*** ***2013******HAPPY NEW YEAR! ************
************ JANUARY 2013 **********
***WED JAN 2 at 7-9PM "San Diego DFA & SD PDA Metro Meetup" ??? Should we skip this meetup since it is only JANUARY 2, 2013? Members please give your input! Thanks, Carol 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 JAN 12 a 10:00AM Coffee & Croissant Reception & Program ~ The City Club of San Diego and Independent Voter Network Proudly Present: THE HONORABLE MICHAEL DUKAKIS ~ ANNUAL STATE of the NATION ADDRESS Featuring: Michael S. Dukakis - Former Governor of Massachusetts and Nominee of the Democratic Party for President of the United States speaking on THE SECOND OBAMA ADMINISTRATION City Club Members and La Jolla Country Day School Parents: $10, Non-members: $20 Phone Reservations:[masked] Where: Community Hall - La Jolla Country Day School 9409 Regents Road, La Jolla, 92037
************ FEBRUARY 2013 **********
***FRIDAY THRU SUNDAY *** FEB 8 to Feb 10, 2013 " 2013 NATIONAL PREACH-IN on GLOBAL WARMING " On the weekend before Valentine’s Day, thousands of clergy will join in our annual event to express love for Creation and address climate change as a serious moral issue. Our focus for 2013 will be on vulnerable communities working on the front lines of climate change, both in North America and around the globe. On February 8-10*, please join us in sharing messages about the need for people of faith to mobilize in a religious response to global warming. Whether you are clergy, a lay leader, or a caring individual, sign up your congregation now, and in the coming months we’ll send you reminders as well as links to free resources to help you prepare sermons, reflections, devotionals, Bible studies, children’s activities, and more. In addition, Interfaith Power & Light will offer low-cost resources to help you reach decision makers and mobilize your community. Watch future emails for details. We look forward to your involvement in the 2013 National Preach-In on Global Warming! With love and faith, The Rev. Canon Sally G. Bingham Interfaith Power & Light SIGN UP at http://interfaithpowerandlight.org/get-involved/preachin-signup/ CONTACT US: INTERFAITH POWER & LIGHT, 369 Pine St., Suite 700, San Francisco, CA 94104 Phone: (415)[masked] FAX: (415)[masked] INFO: http://interfaithpower.org/ Phone:[masked]
************ JUNE 2013 *************
***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: r[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] *
************** ADDITIONAL ANNOUNCEMENTS ************
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 7, 2012 CONTACT: Move to Amend, [address removed]
Move to Amend Wins Big at the Ballot Box: Americans Fed Up with Big Money and Undue Corporate Influence
From Massachusetts to Oregon, Colorado to Illinois and Wisconsin, and Ohio to California, citizens throughout the country voted overwhelmingly yesterday for their legislators to pass a constitutional amendment to overturn the U.S. Supreme Court’s Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission ruling and declare that only human beings – not corporations – are entitled to constitutional rights and that money is not speech and campaign spending can be regulated.
Residents in over 100 cities had the opportunity to vote on measures calling for an end to the doctrines of corporate constitutional rights and money as free speech, and in every single town the vote was supportive. Often by an overwhelming margin. In Eau Claire, WI the vote was 71% in favor of a measure stating, "Should the US Constitution be amended to establish that regulating political contributions and spending is not equivalent to limiting freedom of speech, by stating that only human beings, not corporations, unions, or PACs, are entitled to constitutional rights?"
In largely conservative Pueblo, Colorado, where the city newspaper came out against the measure, residents still voted 65% in favor of Move to Amend's resolution, placed on the ballot by County Commissioners. Move to Amend volunteers in Massachusetts collected signatures to place the constitutional amendment question before one third of the population of their state. The "MA Democracy Amendment Question" passed by 79%. Voters in Mendocino County, CA where volunteers collected signatures to become the first California county to place a Move to Amend citizen's initiative on the ballot, explicitly voted to "stand with the Move to Amend campaign" by a 73% margin. Move to Amend resolutions also passed in several towns in Illinois and Ohio and Oregon, all by similar landslide margins. Montana voters approved a state-wide resolution by 75%.
Another organization -- Common Cause -- put forward several measures calling for simply overturning Citizens United and granting Congress authority to regulate campaign spending. These measures also passed by a wide margin. In the state of Colorado, the Common Cause measure passed by 64% and in San Francisco approval was 80% and 72% in Richmond, CA.
The group's measure in Chicago passed by 74%. Common Cause was also an active member of the MA Democracy Amendment Coalition. Move to Amend's position is that the Constitutional amendment must go beyond simply overturning Citizens United, "There is no reason for us to shy away from a true and lasting solution, rather than just band-aids," stated Kaitlin Sopoci-Belknap, a member of the Move to Amend National Leadership Team.
"In every single community where Americans have had the opportunity to call for a Constitutional amendment to outlaw corporate personhood, they have seized it and voted yes overwhelmingly.
Tuesday's results show that the Movement to Amend has nearly universal approval. Americans are fed up with large corporations wielding undue influence over our elections and our legal system. Citizens United is not the cause, it is a symptom and Americans want to see that case overturned not by simply going back to the politics of 2009 before the case, but rather by removing big money and special interests from the process entirely." Move to Amend is a national coalition of hundreds of organizations and nearly 250,000 people. The organization also boasts over 150 local affiliates across the country.
The Resolve to Amend Campaign goal was to have 50 cities vote on the group's resolution.
### 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.
* MIKE THALLER & JOHN MATTES, MUCH BETTER CHOICES - NEWS & ELECTION INFO * *****************************************************
John Mattes & Much Better Choices Presents:★ NEW VIDEO ★ John Mattes & Much Better Choices ★ EXPOSES REP BILBRAY VOTING AGAINST CARE FOR WOUNDED TROOPS http://youtu.be/LNZ0GGMimI0 ★ ★ NEW VIDEO! ★ ***JOHN MATTES, MUCH BETTER CHOICES submitted this NEW VIDEO!***CHECK IT OUT!
*MUCH BETTER CHOICES EXPOSES REP BILBRAY VOTING AGAINST CARE FOR WOUNDED TROOPS http://youtu.be/LNZ0GGMimI0 *MUCH BETTER CHOICES EXPOSES REP BILBRAY VOTING AGAINST CARE FOR WOUNDED TROOPS http://youtu.be/LNZ0GGMimI0
*MUCH BETTER CHOICES EXPOSES REP BILBRAY VOTING AGAINST CARE FOR WOUNDED TROOPS http://youtu.be/LNZ0GGMimI0
*Much Better Choices have launched a new video that exposes Rep Brian Bilbray voting against a hospital at Camp Pendleton for wounded Marines and the 1000 jobs it created. APOLOGIZE TO THE WOUNDED, BRIAN BILBRAY! See the video and pass it on:
http://youtu.be/LNZ0GGMimI0 John Mattes: reply to [address removed] Go to their website: www.MuchBetterChoices.com
For More Details & Their Newsletter & To Subscribe to their Emailing List.
★ COMIC RELIEF & FUN TO SING YOUR HEART OUT ~ ASK LESLIE GORE ★
GREAT SONG: http://vimeo.com/519200265
Subj: Fwd: Great song for this election
[address removed] From: [address removed]
To: [address removed]
Sent: 10/27/2012 3:22:32 P.M. Pacific Daylight Time
Subj: Fwd: Great song for this election
Please Note: If you hit "REPLY", your message will be sent to everyone on this mailing list ([address removed])
This message was sent by Carol Changus ([address removed]) from The San Diego Democracy for America Meetup Group.
To learn more about Carol Changus, visit his/her member profile
Meetup, PO Box 4668 #37895 New York, New York[masked] | [address removed]