★ Winning Candidates ★ ★CALENDAR OF EVENTS - NOV * DEC 2012* & etc ★ ARTICLE - ROMNEY IS PRESIDENT By MAUREEN DOWD WASHINGTON

From: Carol C.
Sent on: Sunday, November 11, 2012 5:53 PM
ANNOUNCEMENTS
★*********************CANDIDATES*********************★ CANDIDATES INFO:
1.   BOB FILNER For Mayor San Diego!!! ***WON!***

2.   SHERRI LIGHTNER For City Council District #1 ***WON!***

3.   SCOTT PETERS for U.S. Congressional District #52
***WON!*** .
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 A ***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 SD CITY COUNCIL DIST #3 in the Primary ***WON!*** 16.     MARTI EMERALD WON HER SD CITY COUNCIL DIST #9 in the Primary ***WON!***
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***MON NOV 12 at at 7-8:45pm (CLAIREMONT) MESA DEMOCRATIC CLUB MEETING. HOPEFULLY! ! Our Speaker will be DONNA FRYE - Waiting to hear & Confirm . 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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***TUES NOV 13 at 6:00PM Join us  at City Hall " COMPREHENSIVE FORECLOSURE ORDINANCE  ~   HEARING on the PROPERTY VALUE PROTECTION ORDINANCE   ~  HOLD BANKS ACCOUNTABLE FOR BLIGHTED HOMES! " Over the last year, you have worked with us, ACCE, the San Diego and Imperial Counties Labor Council, the Interfaith Committee for Worker Justice, AFSCME and many others to fight bank foreclosure blight here in San Diego. The last necessary piece to a comprehensive foreclosure ordinance that will enable the City to hold banks accountable for blighted homes will come before City Council on Tuesday! The Property Value Protection ordinance will create a registry of foreclosed homes and creates new staff positions that will allow code enforcement officers to spend more time dealing with blighted homes. Join us Tuesday, November 13th @ 6pm to help pass the first pro-neighborhood ordinance in the new San Diego that will give all neighborhoods a fair shake. You can confirm your attendance by emailing me directly or RSVP'ing on Facebook. Sincerely,  Normita Rodriguez Organizer  Center on Policy Initiatives | www.onlineCPI.org | CPI on Facebook | Twitter @onlineCPI
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***TUES NOV 13 at  7:00PM  ASA Chapter Meeting Tuesday November 13 -- San Diego ASA 7pm @ La Jolla Brew House, 7536 Fay Ave, La Jolla, CA For more info, contact: [address removed] _____________________
***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
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***WED NOV 14 at 1:00PM " THE WHITE HOUSE NATIONAL CONFERENCE CALL with JON CARSON White House Director  " Please join Jon Carson, White House, Director of the Office of Public Engagement for a national conference call.  We need your energy and leadership to help to engage the American people on this crucial set of issues. We will only be able to achieve the balanced approach the President has pressed for with the engagement of leaders like you making your voice heard. As the President has said time and again, we can’t just cut our way to prosperity. If we’re serious about reducing the deficit, we have to combine spending cuts with revenue -- and that means asking the wealthiest Americans to pay a little more in taxes. That is how we can reduce the deficit while still making the investments we need to build a strong middle class and a strong economy. That’s the only way we can still afford to train our workers, or help our kids pay for college, or make sure that good jobs in clean energy or high-tech manufacturing don’t end up in countries like China.   Conference Call on Wednesday, November 14th at 4:00 PM EST (3PM CST/2PM MST/1PM PST) to hear about how you can get involved. Please RSVP  •  here: http://www.whitehouse.gov/webform/white-house-call-jon-carson-tuesday-november-13th •  and you will receive information prior to the call. (closed captioned available for the hearing impaired). _________________________
***WED  NOV 14 at 3:00PM  GLOBAL SOLUTIONS ELECTION WEBINAR 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]
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*** THUR NOV 15 at 11:30AM -1:30PM " LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS LUNCHEON at TOM HAM'S LIGHTHOUSE " Feature Speaker: CALIFORNIA CONTROLLER JOHN CHAING! "  JOHN CHIANG will speak on the • ELECTION'S IMPACT on CALIFORNIA FINANCES. • Extra Service: If names are submitted early, John will check to see if any money is owed to you by the state. Cost: $25.00 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."   Contact LWVSD at [masked] if necessary. *Where: Tom Ham's Lighthouse, 2150 Harbor Island Drive San Diego, CA 92101

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***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 " in WASHINGTON D.C. 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 DICK LUGAR, Sen. Lugar will accept the Edward F. Snyder Peace Award 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/ Where:
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*** 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]
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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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***FRI NOV 16  7:00=9:00PM " CLIMATE CHATS " The Dirty Weather Report 24 Hours of Reality Please join us for our first in a series of "Climate Chats", the Dirty Weather Report. We’ll choose a few short videos from Al Gore’s Climate Reality Project “Dirty Weather Report” (a 24-hour online event showing how global climate change is connected to the extreme weather we experience in our daily lives) and and discuss them as a group. This is a great opportunity to meet like-minded people, learn something new about climate change, share your thoughts and get motivated about working together to address the climate crisis. Light refreshments. Twiggs also sells coffee, cookies, & sandwiches.  *WHERE: Twiggs coffee house, 4590 Park Blvd, San Diego,CA 92116  INFO / RSVP:  RSVP at our website at http://sandiego350.org/ai1ec_event/dirty-weather-report-nov-16-2012/?instance_id= or    at the facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/187204064750154/ Download & print flyer (4 per page) to give friends, put on bulletin boards & in coffee shops… FREE! ...   Other ways to participate with SanDiego350.org:  Tuesday evening, Nov 20, 6:45 pm - General membership monthly meeting of SanDiego350.org - Info at our website. Join our Google Group email list to stay up to date on news & actions between meetings. Email us for info. Please feel free to invite any friends who may have questions about climate change, its impacts, and the solutions.  Contact us with any questions.

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SUN NOV 18 at 2:00-4:00PM  MORE WINNERS!!!  RSVP to Meet & Honor ThemHaving trouble viewing this email? Click here     Please Join Us in Thanking & Honoring our Elected Leaders    2nd Annual   Honoring Our Leaders Reception   With Special Honorees, Retiring Officials Senator Christine Kehoe &  SD County Supervisor Pam Slater Price  .  Sunday, November 18 2:00 - 4:00 PM At HeraHub 9710 Scranton Road San Diego, CA 92121   Congratulations to all our Candidates & Officials! Meet mix and mingle with these elected officials * Candidates & Officials Who Ran & Won in 2012. Dede Alpert *Toni Atkins *Barbara Avalos  *Kimberley Beatty *Pamela Benssousan Gloria Carranza Crystal Crawford *Joyce Dalessandro  *Olga Diaz   Bonnie Dumanis *Marne Foster *Adranne Hakes Susan Hartley Pia Ebert Harris  *Lesa Heebner *Beth Hergsheimer  Lee Haydu Norma Hernandez  Shelia Jackson Sharon Jones  Christine Kehoe Mitz Lee *Sherri Lightner Sherry Ludwig Raquel Marquez -Maden  *Suzanne Mullins Maria Nieto- Senour *Sherryl Parks Mary Kay Rosinski   *Mary Salas  *Esther Sanchez *Lisa Shaffer *Jackie Simon *Carol Skiljan *Alejandra Sotelo Solis  Pam Slater Price Marla Strich   *Glendora Tremper *Racquel Vasquez  *Shirley Weber Abbe Wolfsheimer Stutz Former State Senator State Assembly Majority Leader  National City School Board Poway Unified School District, Candidate Chula Vista City Council MiraCosta Community College District  Former Del Mar City Council & Mayor   San Dieguito Union High School District  Escondido City Council  District Attorney San Diego Unified School District Oceanside Unified School District San Diego County Board of Education  Former San Marcos City Council Solana Beach City Council San Dieguito Union High School District  Del Mar City Council  Southwestern Community College District   Former San Diego Unified School District  San Diego County Board of Education  State Senator Former S. D. Unified School District San Diego City Council Fallbrook Union High School District San Ysidro School District  Cajon Valley School District San Diego Community College District  Del Mar City Council Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District Chula Vista City Council  Oceanside City Council Encinitas city Council MiraCosta Community College District Encinitas RSVP for 2nd Annual Honoring Our Leaders Reception  Thank you for reserving your space at our 2nd Annual Honoring Our Leaders Reception, where we acknowledge the commitment that our elected officials have made and thank them for their service. They inspire us and encourage us to continue our mission.  Sunday, November 18, 2012  2:00-4:00 PM  At HeraHub  9710 Scranton Rd. San Diego, CA 92121   Run Women Run members: $25  Non-Members: $35.00.  Young women (19-25) and Seniors $10. Girls & Boys 18 and under complimentary.   If you prefer to pay by check, please make your checks payable to Run Women Run and mail checks to P.O. Box 712 Cardiff, CA 92007. Please indicate that your check is for this event.https://www.completecampaigns.com/public.asp?name=RWR&page=32    Please Join Us in Thanking & Honoring our Elected Leaders    2nd Annual   Honoring Our Leaders Reception   With Special Honorees, Retiring Officials Senator Christine Kehoe &  SD County Supervisor Pam Slater Price  .  Sunday, November 18 2:00 - 4:00 PM At HeraHub 9710 Scranton Road San Diego, CA 92121   Congratulations to all our Candidates & Officials! Meet mix and mingle with these elected officials * Candidates & Officials Who Ran & Won in 2012.      Run Women Run Member: $25 Non-member Guest: $35 Young Women (19-25) & Seniors: $10 18 & Under: Complimentary  RSVP  To RSVP by mail, please make your check payable to Run Women Run and mail it to P.O. Box 712, Cardiff, CA 92007  For more information contact: [address removed]  or call[masked]  Thanks to  Our Event Sponsors  Barbara Bry Michelle Burton Planned Parenthood Action Fund Kinane  Events  Join Our Mailing List  Run Women Run encourages you to invite guests to this special event where they can meet, mix and mingle with elected women from all over San Diego County. _________________________
***MON NOV  19 ast March, Rob Reiner directed a performance of the political play, “8,” with an all-star cast, including Brad Pitt, George Clooney and Martin Sheen in Los Angeles. Now the staged reading is coming to San Diego for a night.  This time, “8” producers have recruited local actor Richard Dreyfuss, Annette O’Toole, Hollywood Squares’ Bruce Vilanch, *NSYNC’s Lance Bass and S.D. politicians Jerry Sanders and Todd Gloria to take part in its Nov. 19 event at Birch North Park Theatre.  The play, which has logged 300 performances across the country over two years, highlights the successful legal challenge to California’s Proposition 8 ban on same-sex marriage.  Councilman Gloria will portray U.S. District Chief Judge Vaughn Walker, and Sanders will join a post-show panel with “8” playwright Dustin Lance Black. Sanders’ daughter, Lisa, who is openly gay, plays the role of court clerk.  It’s a case of “art imitating life.” Sanders actually appeared in court to testify against Prop. 8 during a federal hearing in the case in January of 2010. (Tickets are available at www.birchnorthparktheatre.net.)
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*** 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. 4594 Mission Gorge Place, San Diego, 92120  Contact: (858)[masked] Email: [address removed] Website: www.sddemocrats.org _________________________

***TUES NOV 20 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

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***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

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***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)

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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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***WED DEC 5 in WASHINGTON,D.C. Please join us at "OUR KEEPERS of the AMERICAN DREAM EVENT " to celebrate this special moment and recognize leaders like DR. VARTAN GREGORIAN . The reception will be held at the Newseum’s Knight Conference Center in Washington, D.C.
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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 __________________________

***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]-3560.  Where: La Jolla Country Day School (LJCDS) *WHERE: In the Community Room at La Jolla Country Day School, 9490 Genesee Ave, La Jolla, CA 92037
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***FRI DEC 14 at  12:00PM/ NOON LUNCHEON The City Club of San Diego presents MAURICIO MESCHOULAM, Professor of International Relations at Universidad Iberoamericana, one of Mexico's oldest and most highly regarded universities. December 14 luncheon with Professor Meschoulam begins at 12-Noon.   Professor Meschoulam will deal with terrorism.  The luncheon is $20 for members and LJCDS parents, $25 to non-members. Reservations: [masked], or, [address removed] ; event details, www.cityclubofsandiego.com . Where:  La Jolla Country Day School (LJCDS) *WHERE: In the Community Room at La Jolla Country Day School, 9490 Genesee Ave, La Jolla, CA 92037
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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! *********


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***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


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***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 or the First Romney Administration.  City Club Members and La Jolla Country Day School Parents: $10, Non-members: $20 Reservations: [masked], or, [address removed] ; event details, www.cityclubofsandiego.com ***WHERE: Community Hall - La Jolla Country Day School 9409 Regents Road, La Jolla, 92037
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***FRIDAY THRU SUNDAY ***  FEB 8 to Feb 10, 2013 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]




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***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] *

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Many members sent this article to me...   STARS & Color added by me... ROMNEY IS PRESIDENT By MAUREEN DOWD WASHINGTON
IT makes sense that Mitt Romney and his advisers are still gobsmacked by the fact that they’re not commandeering the West Wing.  (Though, as “The Daily Show” correspondent John Oliver jested, the White House might have been one of the smaller houses Romney ever lived in.) Team Romney has every reason to be shellshocked. Its candidate, after all, resoundingly won the election of the country he was wooing. Mitt Romney is the president of white male America. Maybe the group can retreat to a man cave in a Whiter House, with mahogany paneling, brown leather Chesterfields, a moose head over the fireplace, an elevator for the presidential limo, and one of those men’s club signs on the phone that reads: “Telephone Tips: ‘Just Left,’ 25 cents; ‘On His Way,’ 50 cents; ‘Not here,’ $1; ‘Who?’ $5.” In its delusional death spiral, the white male patriarchy was so hard core, so redolent of country clubs and Cadillacs, it made little effort not to alienate women. The election had the largest gender gap in the history of the Gallup poll, with Obama winning the vote of single women by 36 percentage points. As W.’s former aide Karen Hughes put it in Politico on Friday, “If another Republican man says anything about rape other than it is a horrific, violent crime, I want to personally cut out his tongue.” Some Republicans conceded they were “a ‘Mad Men’ party in a ‘Modern Family’ world” (although “Mad Men” seems too louche for a candidate who doesn’t drink or smoke and who apparently dated only one woman). They also acknowledged that Romney’s strategists ran a 20th-century campaign against David Plouffe’s 21st-century one. But the truth is, Romney was an unpalatable candidate. And shocking as it may seem, his strategists weren’t blowing smoke when they said they were going to win; they were just clueless.  Until now, Republicans and Fox News have excelled at conjuring alternate realities. But this time, they made the mistake of believing their fake world actually existed. As Fox’s Megyn Kelly said to Karl Rove on election night, when he argued against calling Ohio for Obama: “Is this just math that you do as a Republican to make yourself feel better?”  Romney and Tea Party loonies dismissed half the country as chattel and moochers who did not belong in their “traditional” America. But the more they insulted the president with birther cracks, the more they tried to force chastity belts on women, and the more they made Hispanics, blacks and gays feel like the help, the more these groups burned to prove that, knitted together, they could give the dead-enders of white male domination the boot.  The election about the economy also sounded the death knell for the Republican culture wars.  Romney was still running in an illusory country where husbands told wives how to vote, and the wives who worked had better get home in time to cook dinner. But in the real country, many wives were urging husbands not to vote for a Brylcreemed boss out of a ’50s boardroom whose party was helping to revive a 50-year-old debate over contraception.  Just like the Bushes before him, Romney tried to portray himself as more American than his Democratic opponent. But America’s gallimaufry wasn’t knuckling under to the gentry this time.  If 2008 was about exalting the One, 2012 was about the disenchanted Democratic base deciding: “We are the Ones we’ve been waiting for.”  Last time, Obama lifted up the base with his message of hope and change; this time the base lifted up Obama, with the hope he will change. He has not led the Obama army to leverage power, so now the army is leading Obama.  When the first African-American president was elected, his supporters expected dramatic changes. But Obama feared that he was such a huge change for the country to digest, it was better if other things remained status quo. Michelle played Laura Petrie, and the president was dawdling on promises. Having Joe Biden blurt out his support for gay marriage forced Obama’s hand.  The president’s record-high rate of deporting illegal immigrants infuriated Latinos. Now, on issues from loosening immigration laws to taxing the rich to gay rights to climate change to legalizing pot, the country has leapt ahead, pulling the sometimes listless and ruminating president by the hand, urging him to hurry up.  More women voted than men. Five women were newly elected to the Senate, and the number of women in the House will increase by at least three. New Hampshire will be the first state to send an all-female delegation to Congress. Live Pink or Dye. Meanwhile, as Bill Maher said, “all the Republican men who talked about lady parts during the campaign, they all lost.”  The voters anointed a lesbian senator, and three new gay congressmen will make a total of five in January. Plus, three states voted to legalize same-sex marriage. Chad Griffin, the president of the Human Rights Campaign, told The Washington Post’s Ned Martel that gays, whose donations helped offset the Republican “super PACs,” wanted to see an openly gay cabinet secretary and an openly gay ambassador to a G-20 nation.  Bill O’Reilly said Obama’s voters wanted “stuff.” He was right. They want Barry to stop bogarting the change.

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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.

 

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