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★ANNOUNCEMENTS ★ NOTED EVENTS ★ FULL CALENDAR OF EVENTS LISTINGS ★ANNOUNCEMENTS & INFO

From: Carol C.
Sent on: Tuesday, January 22, 2013 7:22 PM
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★ CONGRATULATIONS MAYOR BOB FILNER! OFFICE: City Administration Building 202 C St., 11th Floor San Diego, CA 92101 PHONE: (619)[masked] Fax: (619)[masked] Email the Office of the Mayor: [address removed]
★ CONGRATULATIONS DONNA FYRE! ~ FRYE'S TITLE: DIRECTOR of Open Government and Community Engagement.
★ STAFF: CONGRATULATIONS STEVEN HADLEY! DEPUTY DIRECTOR of Open Government and Community Engagement. PHONE: [masked] EMAIL: [address removed]



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# 1. WED JAN 23, 2013 at 10:00AM - 12:00PM DOWNTOWN SAN DIEGO VOTER REGISTRATION EVENT: NEW CITIZENS! NEW VOTERS! Email: [address removed]
____________________________ ★ # 2. WED JAN 23, 2013 at 6:30PM "  6:30pm Film and Discussion "WALMART:   The High Cost of Low Prices" at Women's Museum of California, 2730 Historic Decatur Road, Liberty Station, SD 92106 (Point Loma) _____________________________ ★ # 3. THUR JAN 24 at 6:00 - 9:00 PM Coalition for Reproductive Choice presents 40th Anniversary Celebration of Roe V. Wade "Choice: Then and Now" Thursday, Featured speaker: Abby Silverman Weiss Where: Joe & Vi Jacobs Center ____________________________ ★ # 4. FRI JAN 25 at 7:30PM " He's (Coming) BAAACK! - Yep, Roy Zimmerman's returning to San Diego " WAKE UP CALL" www.RoyZimmerman.com SALE NOW (at http://amsdconcerts.com/January.html Where:

AMSD Concerts.

4650 Mansfield StreetSan Diego, CA )

tickets - $20

_____________________________ ★ # 5. SAT JAN 26, 2013 at 2:30PM " THE HEALTHCARE MOVIE" Documentary by  Simons & Sterrenberg, NARRATED BY KEIFER SUTHERLAND. www.Healthcare.net FREE ADMISSION Where: Chula Vista Public Library, Civic Center Branch Auditorium, 365 F St.,  91910 ____________________________ ★ # 6. SAT FEB 2, 2013 at 10:00AM THE HONORABLE MICHAEL DUKAKIS ~ "ANNUAL STATE of the NATION ADDRESS "*Where: Community Hall - La Jolla Country Day School, 9409 Regents Road, 92037 Phone Reservations:[masked] _________________________ ★ # 7.WED FEB 6 at 7-9PM  " SAN DIEGO DFA & SD PDA Metro MEETUP " 1. Guest Speaker FRED LONIDIER, UCSD VISUAL ARTS DEPT Fred Lonidier's work deals with the sociological possibilities of photography applied to social change. ____________________ ★ # 8. WED FEB 6 from 5-7pm "A WORKSHOP ON HUMAN TRAFFICKING" VOW/ VOICES OF WOMEN" is co-sponsoring with the COMMISSION on the STATUS of WOMEN SAN DIEGO
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★ # 9. SUN FEB 10 at 7:30PM "FORMER VICE PRESIDENT AL GORE WILL SPEAK AT UCSD MANDEVILLE AUDITORIUM " Books and tickets maybe reserved by calling (858)[masked] ____________________________ ★ # 10. FRIDAY THRU SUNDAY *** FEB 8 to Feb 10, 2013 " 2013 NATIONAL PREACH-IN on GLOBAL WARMING _________________________ ★ # 10. WEEKEND OF FEB 17 - PRESIDENTS DAY WEEKEND CLIMATE CHANGE ACTIVISTS RALLY AT THE WHITE HOUSE TO SHUT DOWN THE KEYSTONE XL PIPELINE ONE & FOR ALL! act.350.org/signup/presidentsday/ _________________________
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*** TUES JAN 22 -- North County/Oceanside ASA Meeting 7PM - 9PM @ The Fish Joint, 514 South Coast Hwy, Oceanside, CA 92054 For more info, contact: [address removed] or[masked]

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***WED JAN 23, 2013 at 10:00AM - 12:00PM DOWNTOWN SAN DIEGO VOTER REGISTRATION EVENT: NEW CITIZENS! NEW VOTERS! 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! Civic Center Plaza - just outside Golden Hall downtown. Where: Civic Center Plaza, 3rd & B St., San Diego, CA 92101 Contact: (858)[masked] Email: [address removed]


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***WED JAN 23, 2013 at 6:30PM "  6:30pm Film and Discussion   "WALMART:   The High Cost of Low Prices" Movie starts promptly at 7 pm Films tells the story of Wal-Mart, "the world's largest, richest and probably meanest corporation" (LA Times).     Meet the "Wal-mart family"- consumers, Wal-mart Workers, factory workers from around the world- all connected by the monolithic company's global reach.  Can Wal-Mart change its spots?  How much is it costing us to shop Wal-Mart?   Join us at:  The Women's Museum of California, 2730 Historic Decatur Road, Liberty Station, San Diego, 92106 (Point Loma) Phone: (619)  [masked] Doors open at 6:30 pm; Participants are welcome to bring a brown-bag dinner.   The WOSD Film Series Project is to enhance our awareness of social and economic issues through discussion of relevant and timely feature presentations.  For more information about WOSD, visit us at our web site or like us on Facebook

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***THUR JAN 24. 2013 at 6:00 PM  " Population Connection San Diego presents a seminar " PAUL HEIN, Institute for Rational Design:  "BYPRODUCTS of MODERN LIVING " Center for Neural Circuits and Behavior  Large Lecture Hall  University of California at San Diego The Center is located next to the Biomedical Library Map and Parking  Paul Hein is a UCSD grad and the President of the Institute for Rational Design.  This is the second in a series of seminars this winter. For more information, please contact Milton Saier, Professor of Molecular Biology at [address removed] *Where:  The Center for Neural Circuits and Behavior  Large Lecture Hall  University of California at San Diego The Center is located next to the Biomedical Library.

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***THUR JAN 24 at 6:00 - 9:00 PM Coalition for Reproductive Choice presents 40th Anniversary Celebration of Roe V. Wade "Choice: Then and Now" Thursday,  January 24, 6:00 - 9:00 PM Featured speaker: Abby Silverman Weiss Where: Joe & Vi Jacobs Center Address: 404 Euclid Ave. San Diego, CA 92114   RSVP: $60 per person.  Website: www.runwomenrun.org

Please click https://secure3.convio.net/ppac/site/Ticketing?view=Tickets&id=101001&JServSessionIdr004=mdgbwclbh9.app334b RSVP.THEN Go to (2) and click Run Women Run  in the drop down menu to reserve your seat at our table. For more information contact: [address removed] or call [masked]

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*** FRI JAN 25 at 7:30PM " He's (Coming) BAAACK! -- Roy Zimmerman -- JAN 25, 2013 " Yep, Roy Zimmerman's returning to San Diego. So mark your calendars, spread the word, and prepare for an uplifting evening of hilariously serious, thoroughly energizing fun! What better way to gear up for the new year? As I said to a friend who I'd been poking and prodding to see Roy for years: "See, didn't I tell you? Roy's not only spot-on brilliant and funny. He's soooo _____ talented! " See you there! Pam ON SALE NOW (at http://amsdconcerts.com/January.html) It's time for some LAUGHS -- so it must be time for Roy Zimmerman. ROY ZIMMERMAN: WAKE UP CALwww.RoyZimmerman.com

Where:

AMSD Concerts.

4650 Mansfield StreetSan Diego, CA

tickets - $20

Zimmerman is a guy on the left skewering folks on the right with rapier-sharp lyrics ... underneath the caustic satire is a man who is surprisingly optimistic.” - Sing Out! Magazine “Zimmerman lifted the evening... squawking and clucking his scorn with a contagious irreverence.” - Stephen Holden, New York Times “Zimmerman has a rare gift for songwriting.” - S Francisco Chronicle VIDEOS: "I'm In" - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QCA6nqC7B20 "The Problem With Democrats" - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FdP6LDmBep8 "Citizens United" - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vajWsEBQ-D8 TICKETS: $20 / $47 (Dinner Package) -- http://amsdconcerts.com/January.html

 

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*** SAT JAN 26, 2013 at 11:00 am - 2:00pm. " SAN DIEGO GREEN PARTY'S POTLUCK & STRATEGY SESSION " will be held at Joyce Beers Community Center, Vermont Street, north of University in Hillcrest, near Trader Joe's. Join us to discuss the Green Party's strategy and prospects for 2013 and bring a dish if you will like for our potluck this month. Where: Joyce Beers Community Center

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***SAT JAN 26 at 10:00AM " The DEMOCRATIC CLUB of CARLSBAD - OCEANSIDE  MONTHLY MEETING " Robin has arranged a great program.  The club will kick off 2013 and honor President Obama’s Inauguration with  DR. RICHARD LEDERER as our guest speaker.  Richard is a noted writer, speaker, teacher and broadcaster.  He will offer a treasury of fascinating facts about the feats, fates, families, foibles and firsts of our American presidents.  You may know Dr. Lederer from his years on Public Radio’s “A Way with Words,” of which he is co-founder.  Read more about this gifted man in the attached abbreviated newsletter. At our meetings, we provide coffee, tea and Carol Naylor’s tasty home-baked treats.  Guests/visitors welcome    (Carol Law for demcco  [masked] OR www.demcco.org )     Where: Woman’s Club of Carlsbad, 3320 Monroe, C’bad 92008 (across from CHS Football Field). Ample safe parking in rear lot.

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*** SAT JAN 26, 2013 at 11:00 am - 5:00pm 2013 Annual SD LIBERTARIAN Convention Come find out why the Libertarian Party is the Party for the 21st Century   San Diego Libertarian Party — 2013 Annual Convention. Details at www.sdlp.org Please email me with your RSVP Saturday, January 26, 2013 — 11am–5pm Monte Vista Village 2211 Massachusetts Ave Lemon Grove, CA 91945     Thanks Mike Benoit   The SDLP will be hosting its annual convention on January 26th, 2013 at Monte Vista Village Senior Community in Lemon Grove, CA.  2211 Massachusetts Avenue Lemon Grove, CA 91945   The price will be around $25.00 and $40.00 for a couple.   Call Mike Benoit at[masked] for more details.  http://www.meetup.com/libertarian-293/events/92388132/  More details to be announced. Details subject to change, so keep checking up here for the latest info. Join the SDLP at www.SDLP.org

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***SAT JAN 26, 2013 at 2:30PM  " THE HEALTHCARE MOVIE" a Documentary by Laurie Simons & Terry Sterrenberg, NARRATED BY KEIFER SUTHERLAND. Featuring discussion with Dr. Bill Honigman, E.R. Doctor & Co-Co-Coordinater of the Campaign for a Healthy California, Orange County. This documentary provides the real story of how the health care systems in Canada and the United States evolved to be so completely different, when at one point they were essentially the same. Most people under the age of 50, in both countries, are not aware of the intensity of the political struggle that led to the universal medical care system in Canada. Nor are they aware of the public relations campaigns, still active today, that have been prevalent in the United States since the early 1900’s to dissuade the public from supporting national health care.  Produced by Canadian/American couple Laurie Simons and Terry Sterrenberg, The Healthcare Movie reveals the personal and emotional impact on Canadians who now have access to universal health care because of the heroism of people who took a stand nearly 50 years ago. It also reveals the continuing struggle in the United States between the fear of government intervention and the right to quality health care for all people.  Every day people are dying or going bankrupt due to the ills of the United States system. Who are we in the face of this human tragedy? If you agree that people are more important than profits, then you must watch this film.   Feature:  65 minutes including credits Followed by an Addendum entitled “The Second Stage of Medicare”:  10 minutes     www.Healthcare.net. FREE ADMISSION Where: Chula Vista Public Library, Civic Center Branch Auditorium, 365 F Street, Chula Vista, CA 91910


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***SAT FEB 2, 2013 at 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. Governor Dukakis continues his heavy teaching schedule at Northeastern in Boston and UCLA. The schedule he keeps and the depth of his commitment to his students is amazing. Seriously, the man's a marvel. Seriously, the man's a marvel. 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: Community Hall - La Jolla Country Day School, 9409 Regents Road, La Jolla, 92037 YES! I would like to attend Phone Reservations:[masked]
To Register online, go to: http://www.cityclubofsandiego.com/city_club_register.asp
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***MON FEB 4 at 6:00PM Registration and Hospitality 6:30 - 7:30PM "General Membership Meeting  & Candidate Endorsement Forum Run Women Run is as strong as our membership. Please join us to learn about our exciting plans for 2013 and how you can become an effective advocate for electing women.   We will also introduce candidates for the State Assembly 80th District and San Diego City Council District 4. Only current members of Run Women Run will be eligible to vote on these endorsements.  Join today at one of our many levels. www.runwomenrun.org  Where: Meeting Herahub Workspace for Women,  9710 Scranton Rd. San Diego,  (Two blocks north of Mira Mesa Blvd. Next to the Courtyard Ample free parking at the side and in rear of the building. ) RSVP's are requested. There is no cost to attend. Guests are welcome.   For more information contact: [address removed] or call [masked]

 

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***WED FEB 6 at 7-9PM  " SAN DIEGO DFA & SD PDA Metro MEETUP " 1.  Guest Speaker: FRED LONIDIER, UCSD VISUAL ARTS DEPT. Fred Lonidier's work deals with the sociological possibilities of photography applied to social change.  Fred Lonidier, professor of visual arts at UCSD, said that just because free rights are written on paper does not mean they exist.  2. IMPORTANT MEMBER DISCUSSION - FOLLOW-UP From last meetup discussion of   PRIORITIES & ACTION PLANS.  Email: [address removed] Where: Giovanni's restaurant's meeting room, 9353 Clairemont Mesa Blvd., San Diego, CA 92123. (Corner of Clairemont Mesa Blvd. & Ruffin Rd. across from the Voters Registrar's Office). Website: www.meetup.com/d


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*** WED FEB 6 from 5-7pm "A WORKSHOP ON HUMAN TRAFFICKING" VOW/ VOICES OF WOMEN" is co-sponsoring with the COMMISSION on the STATUS of WOMEN SAN DIEGO, a workshop on Human Trafficking on February 6 from 5-7pm at the La Mesa/El Cajon Police Department, 8085 University Avenue, La Mesa, CA 91942. RSVP to [address removed] Where: La Mesa/El Cajon Police Department, 8085 University Avenue, La Mesa, CA 91942 email: [address removed] phone: [masked] web: http://www.voicesofwomen.org fa-23

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SUN FEB 10 at 7:30PM " FORMER VICE PRESIDENT AL GORE WILL SPEAK AT UCSD MANDEVILLE AUDITORIUM " After discussing his new book "THE FUTURE: SIX DRIVERS TO GLOBAL CHANGE "  AL GORE will take questions from the audience and will sign books. "  Both sobering and hopeful, the six points addressed include economic globalization, the creation of the "global mind" through digital communications; the shift in global political, economic and military power; our current economic direction; changing life sciences; and the relationship between human's and Earth's ecosystem." ____Ashley Mackin, La Jolla Light. The books and the tickets for the event, presented by Warwick's bookstore & the San Diego Law Library, will be available for sale on JAN 26, 2013 to FEB 8, 2013 at Warwick's, 7812 Girard Avenue, La Jolla CA 92037.  Books and tickets maybe reserved by calling (858)[masked]. Copies may be picked up at the event starting at 6:00PM THOUGH a paper ticket is required to receive the book. Admission is $35.00 for one ticket and one book.  $50 for two tickets and a book.  For more information visit warwicks.indiebook.com/al-gore ______________________________________

 


***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] INFO: http://interfaithpower.org/ Phone: [masked]
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*** THUR FEB 14 at 7:30 Continental Breakfast  8:00 Program " NARAL Pro  Choice America -National Policy Director Donna Crane " will share her analysis of how the election impacted the issue of women's reproductive choice in Congress.  She will also discuss NARAL's multi-million, multi-year campaign, Choice out Loud, which is designed to reach the next generation of pro choice advocates.   Don't miss this opportunity to meet a national leader who is on the front lines in Washington D.C.  Where:  Columbia Center, 3rd Floor Conference Room  401 West A Street , San Diego 92101   Run Women Run Members: $15 Non-Members: $25   Event is closest to the entrance near Columbia & B Streets.   Metered street parking is and pay parking lots are nearby.   RSVP is requested  To RSVP by mail for any event, please make your check payable to Run Women Run and mail it to  1531 Grand Ave. Ste. D, San Marcos, CA 92078  For more information contact: [address removed] or call [masked]

_____________________________________ ***SAT  FEB 16 at 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM SDCDP Council of Clubs Monthly Meeting February meeting of the Council of Clubs; a gathering of Chartered Club Presidents or their designees. Where: SDCDP Headquarters, 8340 Clairemont Mesa Blvd., Suite 105, San Diego, 92111 Contact: (858)[masked] Email: [address removed] ___________________________________

 


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*** WEEKEND OF FEB 17 - PRESIDENTS DAY WEEKEND CLIMATE CHANGE ACTIVISTS RALLY AT THE WHITE HOUSE TO SHUT DOWN THE KEYSTONE XL PIPELINE ONE & FOR ALL! It’s never been clearer that we need bold and immediate climate leadership - that’s why this Presidents Day weekend thousands of activists will head to the White House and tell President Obama to shut down the climate-killing Keystone XL pipeline once and for all. Something this big has to start early, and it has to start with the people who care the most. Commit to join us in Washington D.C. in February and make Presidents Day the biggest climate demonstration yet: act.350.org/signup/presidentsday/ The last time we stood up against Keystone XL, thousands of us surrounded the White House – and it worked. Right when every political and energy “expert” said the tar sands pipeline was a done deal, we beat the odds and convinced President Obama to take a year to study it. Now that year is over, and Mother Nature has filed her public comments: the hottest year in American history, a horrible ongoing drought, and superstorm Sandy. And still Big Oil is pushing as hard as ever for their pet project, looking for even more private profit at public expense. There is also good news: Together, we’ve proven time and time again that grassroots voices can speak louder than Big Oil’s dollars. So this Presidents Day, the Sierra Club, 350.org, and other environmental groups are working with our partners across the progressive community to organize the biggest climate demonstration yet. Our goal for Presidents Day is to form a massive human pipeline through Washington, and then transform it into a giant symbol of the renewable energy future we need - and are ready to build, starting right away. You can make this a Presidents Day that the president can’t ignore and won’t forget – sign up to join the rally, bring your friends, and stop the climate-killing Keystone XL pipeline: act.350.org/signup/presidentsday/ We’ll have more details soon about the rally and how you can make your voice heard, but for now, start making travel plans and circle Presidents Day weekend on your calendar. Together, we can show the president that the year’s delay didn’t lull us to sleep. Instead, we’re more fired up than ever, and determined to help him do the right. thing. Where: In Washington, D.C.
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***WEEKEND OF FEBRUARY 17 The #ClimateLegacy ActionOn 2/17! President Obama has just 4 years left to provide the leadership we need to stop climate change that is causing extreme weather like Hurricane Sandy, and Keystone XL is the first test of whether he's up for the job. This Spring, President Obama will decide whether to build the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline, which will carry 830,000 barrels a day of the dirtiest oil on earth for export. On Presidents Day weekend, Feb 17, 2013, we'll be taking to the streets of Washington, D.C., with thousands to form a massive human pipeline, and to tell the President that we expect leadership on climate change, beginning with a rejection of the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline. A project of: #ClimateLegacy Action email: [address removed]

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***SUN FEB 17 at in Washington, D.C. Join The #ClimateLegacy Action On 2/17! " BIGGEST CLIMATE ACTION RALLY DEMONSTRATION EVER! " On Presidents Day weekend, Feb 17, 2013, we'll be taking to the streets of Washington, D.C., with thousands to form a massive human pipeline, and to tell the President that we expect leadership on climate change, beginning with a rejection of the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline. President Obama has just 4 years left to provide the leadership we need to stop climate change that is causing extreme weather like Hurricane Sandy, and Keystone XL is the first test of whether he's up for the job. This Spring, President Obama will decide whether to build the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline, which will carry 830,000 barrels a day of the dirtiest oil on earth for export. Join The #ClimateLegacy Action On 2/17! President Obama has just 4 years left to provide the leadership we need to stop climate change that is causing extreme weather like Hurricane Sandy, and Keystone XL is the first test of whether he's up for the job. This Spring, President Obama will decide whether to build the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline, which will carry 830,000 barrels a day of the dirtiest oil on earth for export. *** You, me, and 8,000 others (so far!) RSVP YES: go to: http://action.sierraclub.org/site/PageServer?pagename=nat_signup_feb17&s_src=212MBOEN05 RSVP: Maybe -- keep me updated --- go to: http://action.sierraclub.org/site/PageServer?pagename=nat_signup_feb17&s_src=212MBOEN05 Nature has spoken: Sandy. Wildfires. Drought. It's our turn to speak. RSVP for the biggest climate rally yet, this February in D.C.! . P.S. After you RSVP, be sure to forward this message to your friends and colleagues -- every new voice grows this movement in powerful ways. Together, it's our job to make sure the President sees a movement on climate that he can't ignore. We'll have more details about the rally next month, but for now, start making travel plans and circle February 17 on your calendar. See you in February, Michael Brune Sierra Club Executive Director . Six weeks after superstorm Sandy, much of the New Jersey Coast -- where I grew up and my family still lives -- remains in ruins. No one is allowed to move back permanently yet -- and none of us were prepared for what we saw the first time we were let in to view the damage.
RSVP YES: go to: http://action.sierraclub.org/site/PageServer?pagename=nat_signup_feb17&s_src=212MBOEN05

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Those affected by Sandy are not the first Americans touched by the climate crisis. Last year, the U.S. had 14 storms that caused more than $1 billion in damages each, breaking all records. And across the country, wildfires have destroyed thousands of homes from Texas to Washington. But there is good news. Together, we've proven time and time again that grassroots voices can speak louder than Big Coal and Big Oil's deep pockets. The last time we gathered in Washington, D.C., to demand climate action, thousands of us surrounded the White House -- and it worked. Right when every political "expert" said the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline was a done deal, we beat the odds and convinced President Obama to take a year to study it. So this Presidents Day, activists from the Sierra Club, 350.org, and other partner groups are going back. This will be the biggest climate demonstration yet -- if you can make it, you need to come and be a part of history. You can make this a Presidents Day that President Obama won't forget -- sign up to join the rally, stop the toxic Keystone XL pipeline, and create tangible momentum for further climate action. Together, it's our job to make sure the President sees a movement on climate that he can't ignore. We'll have more details about the rally next month, but for now, start making travel plans and circle February 17 on your calendar. See you in February, Michael Brune Sierra Club Executive Director P.S. After you RSVP, be sure to forward this message to your friends and colleagues -- every new voice grows this movement in powerful ways. *** SUN FEB 17 in WASHINGTON D.C. You, me, and 8,000 others (so far!) RSVP YES: go to: http://action.sierraclub.org/site/PageServer?pagename=nat_signup_feb17&s_src=212MBOEN05

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Nature has spoken: Sandy. Wildfires. Drought. It's our turn to speak. RSVP for the biggest climate rally yet, this February in D.C.! Six weeks after superstorm Sandy, much of the New Jersey Coast -- where I grew up and my family still lives -- remains in ruins. No one is allowed to move back permanently yet -- and none of us were prepared for what we saw the first time we were let in to view the damage. The first floor of almost every house was gutted. It's surreal and heart-sickening to look down the streets and see the piles of people's storm-damaged possessions -- carpet, furniture, appliances, toys, and clothing -- lined up like haystacks. The climate crisis is here, it is now, and it is affecting real lives. It has never been clearer that we need bold and immediate leadership. That's why on February 17, thousands of citizens will head to the White House and demand President Obama take serious action on climate -- you should be one of them. Traveling to D.C. is no small task, but something this big has to start early, and it has to start with the people who care the most. In just the first few days since the announcement, 8,000 activists have already RSVP'd. Join them at the White House in Washington D.C on February 17 and make this the biggest climate demonstration yet!


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***MONDAY, FEBUARY 18 thru FRIDAY, FEBUARY 22, 2013 " SAVE SERVICE DISTRICT DAYS & VISIT YOUR CONGRESS MEMBERS AT HOME in regard, to the BUDGET PROCESS for the FISCAL YEAR " Save the Date. President’s Day recess is the perfect time to reach Members of Congress! at home as they examine budgets continuing to look for cost savings. While these decisions are being made, we must make sure Members of Congress hear from you about the local value and impact of national service in their district. One request we hear a lot from folks is for more advance notice of upcoming days of action. As we look ahead to the 113th Congress and the need to demonstrate support for service in advance of the budget process for the 2014 Fiscal Year (We know, already, right?) we are asking you to “save the date” for our upcoming Save Service District Days in February. Save the Date Save Service District Days February 18 – 22, 2013 Help us make this event successful by saving the date and signing up to lead a local meeting in your area. Nature has spoken: Sandy. Wildfires. Drought. It's our turn to speak. RSVP for the biggest climate rally yet, this February in D.C.! Six weeks after superstorm Sandy, much of the New Jersey Coast -- where I grew up and my family still lives -- remains in ruins. No one is allowed to move back permanently yet -- and none of us were prepared for what we saw the first time we were let in to view the damage.*** Save Service GO to: http://www.servicenation.org/page/s/be-a-district-leader We are looking for individuals to help recruit volunteers and find Meeting Leaders in key areas across the country. For more information on how you can help with District Days, email Morgan St. Jean: at [address removed] email Morgan St. Jean Reply-To: [address removed] WEBSITE: http://www.servicenation.org/

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***WED FEB 20 at 10:00 AM - 12:00 " DOWNTOWN SAN DIEGO VOTER REGISTRATION EVENT: NEW CITIZENS! NEW VOTERS! " New Citizens! New Voters! 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! Civic Center Plaza - just outside Golden Hall downtown. Location: Civic Center Plaza, 3rd & B St., San Diego, CA 92101 Contact: (858)[masked] Email: [address removed]
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***THUR FEB 21, 2013 from 6-8pm. 'VOW' SALON for SUPPORTERS " VOW- Voices of Women, will host a Supporters' Salon at the home of Board Director Brent Wakefield on February 21, 2013 from 6-8pm. This event will feature a speaker who will address a global issue affecting women. RSVP to [address removed] by January 31, 2013.   Where: Home of Board Director Brent Wakefield (address provided upon RSVP)___________ January: VOW will begin a six-month partnership with The Tomorrow Project and LEAD San Diego. February: A Supporters' Salon at the home of Brent Wakefield, featuring a speaker who will address a global issue affecting women. May: VOW will partner with Room to Read (featured in the PBS documentary Half the Sky) and young people, to stage an educational event. August: VOW will collaborate with Moxie Theatre to stage a reading of Seven (a play about seven global women written by seven female playwrights) October 17: VOW's 5th Annual Beyond Borders Benefit. November 8: Five Rings Financial will stage a 2nd Expo to benefit VOW. email: [address removed] phone: [masked] web: http://www.voicesofwomen.org ___________________________
***SAT FEB 23 at 1:30 – 4:30 p.m " HRC San Diego Bowling for Equality " Purchase Tickets Individual Bowlers - $35 Lane sponsors - $125 Includes sponsor recognition of one lane. Participating Sponsors (includes 5 bowlers) - $265 (Saves $35) Includes sponsor recognition of lane and 5 bowlers.   Join HRC San Diego for an afternoon of bowling and fun in the name of equality!  For more information about the event please contact [address removed], and for more information about sponsorship please email [address removed]. Please help us share the news of these events! All HRC members, supporters, friends and family are welcome. Email: [address removed] Where: Kearny Mesa Bowl 7585 Clairemont Mesa Blvd. San Diego, CA 92111

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*** TUES FEB 26 at NOON - LUNCHEON The City Club of San Diego presents: "MAX BOOTS of the Council on Foreign Relations and former editorial page editor of The Wall Street Journal. " Gamazing. Seriously, the man's a marvel. Max Boot returns at his request. And since he's one of our favorites, what could be better? Max is one thoughtful, serious guy, which is underscored by his new book, "War Made New: Weapons, Warriors, and the Making of the Modern World." Details on the event: www.cityclubofsandiego.com City Club Members and La Jolla Country Day School Parents: $10, Non-members: $20 Phone Reservations:[masked]-3580. To Register online, go to: http://www.cityclubofsandiego.com/city_club_register.asp




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★ SUNDAY, MARCH 3 thru THURSDAY, MARCH 14, 2013 " UN COMMISSION ON THE STATUS OF WOMEN 57TH SESSION" March 3 - 14, 2013, in New York City. The Theme this year is "The Elimination of All Forms of Violence Against Women". WIN is accrediting delegates now to the UN CSW sessions. Pre-registration deadline is January 12, 2013 . If you are interested, contact WIN at [address removed]. WIN is convening a panel in a series with the San Francisco Department on Women and US Women Connect : Winning Strategies To End Violence Against Women - Local, National and Global Models *** WATCH FOR OUR JANUARY E-NEWS ! We have plans to Reboot a US Women's Agenda with a National Conference on US Women - the first since 1978. STAY TUNED! Check out our upgraded Weblog and Tweet and Friend us at our Facebook. Website: http://www.win-cawa.org/ Weblog: http://winwomenspeak.wordpress.com/ TWEET: http://twitter.com/wincawa FACEBOOK: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Womens-Intercultural-Network-WIN/110843312284299?ref=ts

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***TUES MARCH 6. [masked]:00PM Noon LUNCHEON at The City Club of San Diego proudly presents " JIM WALLIS of SOJOURNERS " Jim Wallis has been a frequent guest of ours, and there are few individuals I admire more. He comes this time to discuss his new book, "On God's Side: What Religion Forgets and Politics Hasn't Learned about Serving the Common Good." Jim Wallis, CEO of Sojourners, is a bestselling author, public theologian, speaker, and international commentator on ethics and public life. He recently served on the President’s Advisory Council on Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships and currently serves as the chair of the Global Agenda Council on Faith for the World Economic Forum. Details on the event: www.cityclubofsandiego.com : $10, Non-members: $20 Phone Reservations:[masked] Cost: City Club Members and La Jolla Country Day School Parents: $30, Non-members: $40*(Price includes an autographed copy of Jim’s book)To Register online, go to: http://www.cityclubofsandiego.com/city_club_register.asp 12-Noon Luncheon & Program *Where: Community Hall - La Jolla Country Day School, 9409 Regents Road, LJ 92037.

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***SAT MARCH 16  at 6:00PM Join us for an evening of celebration & commemoration  " 25th ANNUAL SAN DIEGO -IMPERIAL COUNTIES LABOR COUNCIL AWARDS DINNER " Where: Holiday Inn on the Bay, 1355 Harbor Drive, SD 92101 Reply-To: [address removed]

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***TUES MARCH 19 at 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM " SDCDP Central Committee Meeting " All members of the Central Committee are expected to attend this meeting; if you are not able to attend, please make sure your designated alternate is attending.   Our Central Committee is the governing body of the County Democratic Party as defined in the California Government Code and Elections Code. It is comprised of local Democrats elected by voters in each Assembly District, as well as partisan-level Democratic elected officials and nominees.   This group conducts the County Party's general business, approves its budget, coordinates Democratic campaign activity, and endorses candidates for local offices. Where: Sheet Metal Workers Union Hall, located at 4594 Mission Gorge Place, San Diego, 92120 Email: [address removed] Website: www.sddemocrats.org/central_committee.asp

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*** WED MARCH 20 at 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM " New Citizens! New Voters! _ DOWNTOWN SAN DIEGO VOTER REGISTRATION EVENT " 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! Civic Center Plaza - just outside Golden Hall downtown. Location: Civic Center Plaza, 3rd & B St., San Diego, CA 92101 Contact: (858)[masked] Email: [address removed]

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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. 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]


**************  ANNOUNCEMENTS & INFO **************

I. ★★★ KNSJ RADIO 89.1 FM ★★★ !!! FREE & INDEPENDENT COMMUNITY RADIO!  ★  GO TO: KNSJ.org or www.facebook.com/KNSJRadio ★  PLEASE,  GIVE THE GIFT OF FREE SPEECH - TAX DEDUCTIBLE  THANK YOU!  ★ You have been angered by the corporate media for decades; Sickened by right-wing talk radio hate speech,  If You miss KLSD and love Amy Goodman ★★★ Now " WE " can have our own access to people-powered radio 24/7!! ★ KNSJ Radio, YOUR Network for Social Justice, will be an independent community radio station in the San Diego County and border region area. ★ KNSJ is a radio station of the people, by the people and for the people, and as an independent media outlet will give a voice to thousands of people currently unheard. Become a Community Radio Founder and Sustainer! Please join this grassroots effort to build an independent medium of communication for the progressive people of San Diego working for Peace and Social Justice. Our goal is to raise $400,000 during the next 3 years! go to: www.KNSJ.org or  Contact KNSJ @ [masked] ★★★  See the Video at http://www.indiegogo.com/knsjradio ★★★ MARTIN EDER: (619)  871 - 9354

II.  PDA Announces: Three Year Law Scholarships for Social Justice Activists I’m very pleased to write this shout-out for America’s most progressive law school, the UDC David A. Clarke School of Law (UDC-DCSL). UDC-DCSL is PDA’s home away from home in Washington DC and is the location of our upcoming Progressive Central activities.UDC-DCSL is also America’s most diverse law school, very affordable, and boasts a FULL TUITION THREE YEAR SCHOLARSHIP for excellent students who have demonstrated deep commitment to justice and the public interest! We became familiar with this law school through JOE LIBERTELLI, a FOUNDING PDA Advisory Board MEMBER & ACTIVIST! And, a friend of mine personally since 1980. It’s the real deal. We had the first PDA Progressive Central at UDC-DCSL in 2005. Please check out their splash page for activists at

Bernie’s news conference » http://billmoyers.com/content/preview-bernie-sanders-on-why-big-media-shouldnt-get-bigger/ •Sign Bernie’s petition » http://www.sanders.senate.gov/petition/?uid=76f1a6c9-0caa-47ce-9171-6b62ccbbfd3a • Read the senators’ letter to the FCC (pdf) » http://www.sanders.senate.gov/imo/media/doc/FCC%20Media%20Ownership%20Letter% 2011%2030%202012.pdf

ttp://www.law.udc.edu/page/justice and feel free to write our friendl Joe at [address removed] for more information. Hope to see you on January 19th at the UDC David Clarke School of Law for Progressive Central III! Peace, Tim Carpenter, National Director


III. ★ BLANKETS NEEDED ★ BORDER ANGELS ★ WEBSITE: http://www.borderangels.org DROP BLANKETS OFF AT THE BORDER ANGELS OFFICE: Sherman Community Center, 2258 Island Ave., SD 92102 *(There is a box for Donations outside the door to the office). Contact PAM at email: [address removed] or call for Office Hours:[masked] Border Angels [masked] Enrique Morones: Email: [address removed] ★ BLANKETS NEEDED! ★ BORDER ANGELS ★ Website: www.angelesdelafrontera.org

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IV. ★ GUN CONTROL ★: “We’re going to have to come together and take meaningful action to prevent more tragedies like this, regardless of the politics.” --President Obama Hours after the horrific school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut that claimed 28 lives, including 20 children, President Obama promised the nation he would take action. The harsh truth is that we’ve heard this promise before. After Aurora. After Tucson. After Virginia Tech. After Columbine. Promises are not enough. We need action -- and we need your help to make sure that this time the president follows through. Forward this email and ask your friends and family to join more than 300,000 in signing our petition to Demand A Plan: www.DemandAPlan.org Click here: https://www.facebook.com/sharer/sharer.php?u=http://www.demandaplan.org/newtown -- To share the Demand A Plan petition on Facebook. CLICK HERE: https://twitter.com/intent/tweetsource=webclient&text=Join+me+in+telling+@BarackObama:+I+%23DemandAPlan+to+end+gun+violence:+http://DemandAPlan.org to ask your friends to join you in tweeting at the President. 34 Americans are murdered with guns every day in America. That means more than 48,000 Americans will be murdered with guns in the President Obama’s second term -- and he has no plan to address gun violence. Now is the time to talk about guns. Now is the time to prevent more pointless deaths. Now is the time to Demand A Plan to end gun violence. Thank you for spreading the word, Mark Glaze, Mayors Against Illegal Guns Website: www.mayorsagainstillegalguns.org

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V. ★ URGENT! TELL CONGRESS TO PASS, IN IT'S ORIGINAL FORM -- THE VIOLENCE WOMEN'S AGAINST WOMEN'S ACT -- NOW!!! Sign Petition at http://act.weareultraviolet.org/sign/vawadec PROTECT ALL NATIVE AMERICAN WOMEN FROM --KANTER'S OTURAGEOUS LOOPHOLE --!!! KANTOR'S LOOPHOLE: IT PROTECTS WHITE MEN FROM FACES CHARGES OF RAPE brought by Native American Women - IF attacks occur on INDIAN/NATIVE AMERICAN'S LAND!!! IT IS OUTRAGEOUS THAT KANTOR'S LOOPOLE -- EVEN EXIST! PROTECT ALL WOMEN-NOW!!! UltraViolet also launched a petition urging passage of the Senate bill. Sign Petition at http://act.weareultraviolet.org/sign/vawadec Email: [address removed]

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VI. ★ STOP MEDIA CONSOLIDATION! SENATOR BERNIE SANDERS is leading a fight against a Federal Communications Commission proposal to allow fewer and fewer news media conglomerates to control more and more television stations, radio stations and newspapers. “We’re going to do everything we can to prevent it from happening,” Bernie told Bill Moyers in an interview that will air this weekend on Moyers & Company. Media concentration limits the public's access to unbiased information about important issues, drowns out independent voices, hurts local news and community affairs coverage, eliminates competition and discourages diversity in ownership. The FCC could issue an order on the rule change as early as January. You can help stop the FCC by signing Bernie’s petition go to: http://www.sanders.senate.gov/petition/?uid=76f1a6c9-0caa-47ce-9171-6b62ccbbfd3a Watch a preview of Moyers & Company » Check your local listings for Moyers & Company » •

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VII. ★ SUNDAY, MARCH 3 thru THURSDAY, MARCH 14, 2013 " UN COMMISSION ON THE STATUS OF WOMEN 57TH SESSION " March 3 - 14, 2013, in New York City. [Photo: WIN at the UN CSW 2005 with Japanese and Afghan Interns] The Theme this year is "The Elimination of All Forms of Violence Against Women"'. WIN is accrediting delegates now to the UN CSW sessions. Pre-registration deadline is January 12, 2013 . If you are interested, contact WIN at [address removed]. WIN is convening a panel in a series with the San Francisco Department on Women and US Women Connect : Winning Strategies To End Violence Against Women - Local, National and Global Models WATCH FOR OUR JANUARY E-NEWS ! We have plans to Reboot a US Women's Agenda with a National Conference on US Women - the first since 1978. STAY TUNED! Check out our upgraded Weblog and Tweet and Friend us at our Facebook. Website: http://www.win-cawa.org/ Weblog: http://winwomenspeak.wordpress.com/TWEET: http://twitter.com/wincawa
FACEBOOK: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Womens-Intercultural-Network-WIN/110843312284299?ref=ts

VIII. Theatre Events

Thursday, Jan. 24 – Monday, Jan. 28, Human Rights Watch Film Festival at MOPA

We are proud to support the Human Rights Watch film festival premiering at Museum of Photographic Arts. The festival will feature five powerful films, including “Call me Kuchu,” Q&A discussions and more. Don’t miss it! For the festival lineup and ticket information, visit the website: http://www.mopa.org/ Need Money for School? Fill Out the San Diego Foundation’s Online Scholarship Application: www.mopa.org

San Diego presentation of the HRW Film Festival is made possible by gifts from Rod and Diane Dammeyer and The James Irvine Foundation. To learn more about sponsoring the HRW Film Festival at MOPA, please call [masked] ext. 207 or email [address removed]. Film Festival Info: http://ff.hrw.org/

 


IX.  MUCH BETTER CHOICES NEWSLETTER: www.MuchBetterChoices.com
It's a new day - Our Candidates and Propositions Won!
Now they have to govern.... ...and we need to help them!
What's in this issue?
Now that our favorite candidates are in office how can we help them?
Mayor Filner. Join in with the PDA. Facebook tip Help us gain ground for our candidates and office holders Got ideas, or need help?    Friend us and like us on Facebook and post videos and comments on your Facebook page. Thanks!!!  With your participation we tried new things.  We had major successes.  Now we need to help our new office holders govern and then get re-elected!
As we mentioned in our last Newsletter, we all need to pat ourselves on the back for the work we did using social media to get the word out about our favored candidates.  ...and they all won!!!
It is very unlikely that the Republicans are sitting around feeling sorry for themselves.   They will be studying what we did and making every attempt to one-up us in the next elections.
In the meantime, we have a task that we haven't had a lot of experience with.  Along with working on a re-election strategy for our office holders, we have a new task of helping them govern.
Mayor Filner's new director of open government, Donna Frye, has already met with us at the December PDA meeting and she asked for our help.  So, we will start with Mayor Filner and as our successes rack up we will add other office holders to our strategy.
We have every intention of continuing to use the Social Media Network that we all created and was so successful during the election cycle.
But, first we need to get together and work out strategy and discuss exactly what we want to accomplish.
Defending Mayor Filner; Advancing a Progressive Agenda While we all have been successful in helping elect the first Democratic mayor of San Diego in years, we can not afford to sit back. Mayor Filner is already under attack from Republican special interests and right-wing media and needs our support.  Mayor Filner came into office only to find that the claims of the former mayor about a budget surplus was a myth and that in fact the city is over $30,000,000.00 in debt.
Add to that the city council recently granted to special interests huge corporate welfare benefits that will cost taxpayer millions.  Corporate interests, convinced the city council to give corporate welfare handouts to the visitors bureau and to a well connected hotel group.  Both actions will cost taxpayers dearly.  The bottom line is that Mayor Filner can not count on the city council to advance progressive programs.  He needs our active  support.
We can support the mayor in two ways.
First, we must proactively push back against the special interests and Republican media that still assume they run the city.
Second, we must be working to promote progressive ideas that can be implemented in our city.  Our time is now.  We must think of what can be done to make our city and county truly the finest.  We can take ideas from other cities that implemented programs that work.
Programs for a greener city Programs that protect our city in a cost effective way Programs that develop  transportation systems that do not just pour more concrete for cars Programs that protect our housing and our neighborhoods
We can do but we must all join in now.  The San Diego Progressive Democrats of America (PDA) is gearing up to do all this.  Will you join in?  We need you now more than ever.
On Wednesday, February 6th the PDA will meet at Giovanni's Pizza at 9553 Clairemont Mesa Blvd. at 7:00PM.  At this time a discussion of the above is on the agenda.  Please join us!
The PDA/DFA meeting is the first Wednesday of every month. There is no fee to "join" but you are encouraged to have dinner there so that we don't have to pay extra for the room. We are in the process of re-chartering the San Diego chapter.
If you would lo join the PDA, you can do so atwww.pdamerica.org and click on "Join PDA."  Other than getting occasional donation request emails, there is no charge.
Facebook Tip: If you still need a Facebook account or a Twitter account, you can get instructions on how to do it on our website at www.MuchBetterChoices.com  (Cut and Paste into your browser, if necessary.)  Click on "Get Social" on the menu near the top of the screen.  [Back to Top]  Help MBC Gain New Ground for our Candidates, Office Holders,  and issues  We are thrilled with what we all accomplished during 2012.  Needless to say, we want to keep up the momentum going to help our candidates and office holders implement change.  Your donations to MBC will help defray some of the costs.    You can find a link to a "donate" page on our website at: www.MuchBetterChoices.com (Cut and Paste into your browser, if necessary.)  Or, there is a direct link at:  bit.ly/QYcYGJ
Any help would be greatly appreciated.   As always, if you have questions or suggestions you can contact us [address removed]. Or, speak with us at the next PDA Meeting.  
The 2013 Republicans Explained:
The new session of Congress is in session and the 2013 Republicans are implementing their new policies for President Obama's new term.  This video describes what we can expect from them.
Please tweet the link (use hashtag #NEWGOP2013) and like it for your facebook page. youtu.be/YBDblM9UFyg
For more details go to our website: www.muchbetterchoices.com (Cut and Paste into your browser if necessary.)
Over the past several months you signed up to be part of the San Diego Rapid Response Team. Our mailing address is: Much Better Choices PO BOX 1572 Bonita, CA 91908



 


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