***URGENT - SUNDAY - 11:00AM - TODAY! Join SDDC and Take Action 11:00 a.m. Sunday,Manchester Grand Hyatt * http://www.sleepwiththerightpeople.org/.­ * TODAY! Sunday, February 15, 2:30 p.m. Save Friendship Park! Hike & Communion.Meet at the entrance to B

From: Carol C.
Sent on: Sunday, February 15, 2009 11:05 AM
FEBRUARY 15 - Rallies & Protest! SORRY FOR THE LATE/SHORT NOTICE! tech glick

***URGENT - SUNDAY - 11:00AM - Join SDDC and Take Action 11:00 a.m. Sunday
: Urge President Clinton NOT Break the Boycott of Manchester Grand Hyatt! -
Time: February 15, 2009 from 11am to 1pm
Location: Manchester Grand Hyatt
Event Type: protestSUNDAY , rally
Organized By: Sleep With The Right People: http://www.sleepwiththerightpeople.org/.


***Sunday, February 15, 2:30 p.m. Communion. Meet at the entrance to
Border Field State Park (directions below my signature) and hike to the fence
for communion. directions below my signature) and hike to the fence
for communion.




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I. ***URGENT - SUNDAY: Urge President Clinton NOT Break the Boycott of Manchester Grand Hyatt!

President Clinton, Please Don't Speak at the Manchester Grand Hyatt! Join SDDC and Take Action 11:00 a.m. Sunday
San Diego Democratic Club,PO Box 33050,San Diego, California 92163---(858)[masked] Dear Carol,

*Late Wednesday, the SDDC got word that President Bill Clinton is scheduled to speak at a convention at the Manchester Grand Hyatt this Sunday, February 15th.

San Diego County's LGBT and labor leaders, including DNC Member and former Club President Jess Durfee, Councilmember Todd Gloria, Pride Executive Director Ron DeHarte, San Diego & Imperial Counties Labor Council Secretary-Treasurer/CEO Lorena Gonzalez and UNITE HERE Local 30 President Brigette Browning, have written President Clinton urging him to cancel or move this speech, and to maintain the boycott that our community has against the Manchester Grand Hyatt and its owner, Doug Manchester.

As you know, Manchester contributed $125,000 in early seed money to the Yes on 8 campaign to take away our marriage rights. Manchester is also notoriously anti-union and runs one of San Diego's largest non-union hotels that forces housekeepers to clean more rooms than any other Hyatt in the region.

Please join the SDDC and our friends in labor in protesting the President's planned visit on Sunday the 15th at 11:00 a.m. at the Manchester Grand Hyatt Downtown.

If you are a member of Facebook, please join the Club's Facebook page for updates: "San Diego Democratic Club". Also, please sign up to attend the Sunday protest by going to: "Bill Clinton, Don't Speak at the Manchester Grand Hyatt."

For more on labor's actions working with the LGBT community on hotel worker issues, please go to:
http://www.sleepwiththerightpeople.org/.


In Solidarity,
Alex Sachs
San Diego Democratic Club
Legislative Advocate

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II. Save Friendship Park!

--- On Sat, 2/14/09, John Fanestil <[address removed]> wrote:

From: John Fanestil <[address removed]>
Subject: Friendship Park Update -- you can make a difference
To: "'John Fanestil'" <[address removed]>
Date: Saturday, February 14, 2009, 2:38 PM For Info: www.foundation4change.org (619)[masked] (cell)

Yes, there is movement in Washington , and yes, there is a movement to save
Friendship Park .

*****Here is what happened in lobbying efforts this past week!:

*Members of Congress from Border districts wrote a joint letter to President
Obama, asking him to bring an end to construction of border walls in favor of a
comprehensive review of border enforcement policy.

*Local elected officials here in San Diego wrote a joint letter to Secretary
Janet Napolitano, asking her to preserve public access to Friendship Park . You
can send thanks to Susan Davis, Bob Filner, Christine Kehoe, Denise Ducheny,
Lori Saldana and Mary Salas.

*The non-partisan Migration Policy Institute issued a devastating report of Bush
Administration immigration policy, including a sharp denunciation of the
effectiveness of the border wall (see:
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/02/12/washington/12immig.html)

*The Brownsville City Council refused to sign off on a plan that would have
accelerated border wall construction: http://www.brownsvilleherald.com/news/napo
litano_94768___article.html/city_staff.html.

Here is the schedule of upcoming events in which you can participate:

Tomorrow, Sunday, February 15, 2:30 p.m. Communion. Meet at the entrance to
Border Field State Park (directions below my signature) and hike to the fence
for communion.

Thursday, February 19, 6 p.m. Community Forum. Join us at San Diego City
College , Room A ? 103 to learn more about latest developments in national
lobbying efforts to bring an end to border wall construction and the local fight
to save Friendship Park

***** Saturday, February 21, 11 a.m. Save Friendship Park! *****

--- 10 a.m. Carpool meetups scheduled for UCSD, SDSU, PLNU, Sweetwater
Zen Center , Foundation for Change ? stay tuned for more information

--- 11 a.m. Gather at the entrance to Border Field State Park
(directions below my signature).

--- 11:30 a.m. Hike to Friendship Park

--- 12:15 a.m. Faure Requiem sung by a bi-national choir

--- 1:00 p.m. Communion

--- 1:30 p.m. Re-claiming the bi-national garden

Foundation for Change,[masked]th Street, San Diego, CA 92104

www.foundation4change.org

(619)[masked] (cell)

DIRECTIONS TO FRIENDSHIP PARK : Take Hwy 5 South, exit Dairy Mart Road , turn
right (west) and follow the winding road to the entrance to the park. Bring
documents verifying residency in US. Dress warm with hiking boots for 1.5 mile
hike on level ground



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III. Dean For HHS Gains Momentum

Feb[masked], 6:31 pm by Marc Ambinder

I confess I don't know whether there is room in this world for Howard Dean to be in a cabinet that reports to Rahm Emanuel. I know that Gov. Phil Bredesen of Tennessee is a top candidate. That said, the formerVermont governor, DNC chair, NGA chair, health care expert and presidential candidate has some momentum tonight. Sen. Tom Harkin, who has discussed the job with the White House, has publicly endorsedDean, as has the influential House member Raul Grijalva, who wrote the following letter to Obama. GrijalvaLetter..pdf

Link: http://politics.theatlantic.com/2009/02/dean_for_hhs_gains_momentum.php

From: Debbie K. Marquez, Democratic National Committeewoman,

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IV. March 3, 2009 at 6:00pm, Mandeville Auditorium, "From Dayton to Dover: A Brief History of the Evolution Teaching Controversy"

*From Martha Sullivan:
Today, Feb. 12, 2009. marks the 200th anniversary of the birthdays of two historic figures whose ideas and actions shaped the modern world?Charles Darwin and Abraham Lincoln! For scientists, Darwin?s 200th birthday anniversary is an opportunity to reflect on how far knowledge about our natural world has come since the publication of ?On the Origin of Species? and to examine the future direction of biology and other disciplines. For historians and political scientists, the bicentennial of Abraham Lincoln?s birthday has taken on new meaning with the election of our nation?s first African American president.

A series of events at UC San Diego will take this opportunity to reflect on both Darwin?s and Lincoln?s roles in the history of ideas and to celebrate their lives. See here for details: http://darwinanniversary.ucsd.edu/index.html

Here's a lecture that especially piqued my interest:

March 3"From Dayton to Dover: A Brief History of the Evolution Teaching Controversy"
A public lecture by Edward Larson Professor and Hugh & Hazel Darling Chair in Law at Pepperdine University.

This public lecture about the Scopes "Monkey Trial" (Tennessee vs. John Scopes in 1925) will be given by Edward J. Larson, the author of the Pulitzer Prize winning book "Summer for the Gods: The Scopes Trial and America's Continuing Debate over Science and Religion."

Professor Larson specializes in law, science and technology, and health care law. The author of seven books and over sixty published articles, Professor Larson writes mostly about issues of science, medicine, and law from an historical perspective.

March 3, 2009 at 6:00pm, Mandeville Auditorium Maybe I'll see you there! Martha

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Jenni Prisk is President of Prisk Communication, an award-winning public speaking and communication skills training and coaching company. Jenni founded Voices of Women (VOW), an educational, advocacy organization which has raised thousands of dollars for women and children in war-torn and repressed countries ( HYPERLINK "http://www.voicesofwo... www.voicesofwomen.org).


AGENDA MARCH 4, 2009 MEETUP

Moderator: Stephen Whitburn, Our wonderful candidate is back!

I. Announcements:
A. National DFA 4 Questions
B. New Hearings! SDG&E/Sempra's proposed Sunrise Powerlink - San Diego Hearing: March 17, 2:00 p.m. & 7:00 p.m. SD Al Bahr Shriners Center,5440 Kearny Mesa Road,SD,CA 92111 C.Update:Friendship Park?
D. New members: Paul, Jeanne, Jennifer, Miriam B., Gail, Cristina, and,


III. Guest Speaker: Jenni Prisk is President of Prisk Communication, an award-winning public speaking and communication skills training and coaching company, based in San Diego, California. Jenni is also a dynamic motivational speaker.

Jenni also writes a weekly theater column and chairs the board of the Actors Alliance of San Diego. An avid volunteer, Jenni has given many hours to local charitable organizations, which include Mama?s Kitchen, the YWCA, and KPBS TV where she has interviewed a myriad of guests who include Dr. Ken Blanchard, Sarah Brightman, Paul Anka, JohnTesh, Patti LuPone and Dr. Wayne Dyer.

Following 9/11, Jenni founded Voices of Women (VOW), an educational, advocacy organization which has raised thousands of dollars for women and children in war-torn and repressed countries
(HYPERLINK "http://www.voicesofwo... www.voicesofwomen.org).


IV. Inauguration Experiences

V. President Obama's New Organization ~ Update: How do we intregrate Obama's new organization w/SD DFA 2009 goals & SDCDP 2009 goals. Obama House Meetings regarding Service.
content/economicmeetings/ http://my.barackobama...

V. Round Robin: This is where everyone may speak on any issue for 1-2 minutes. Please keep statements brief so that we may accommodate everyone before 9pm


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V. Annual Cesar E. Chavez Events Visit our Website: http://www.sdchavezcommittee.info

Wednesday, March 11, 2009, 9:00am-11:00am or 4:00pm-6:00pm *Attention teachers and community Organizations join us for a FREE training: Chavez Day 2009, Si se Puede! Yes We Can! For more info: [address removed]

Friday, MARCH 13, 2009, 11th Annual Cesar E. Chavez High School Essay Contest, ESSAY DEADLINE IS MARCH 13, 2009

March 18, 2009, Cesar E. Chavez Elementary Community March & School Carnival.
For more information contact Rosa Elena Moreno: [address removed]

Saturday, March 28, 2009,PARADE 10:00am-12:00pm Community Celebration: 12:00pm-4:00pm
Participate in the 2009 Cesar E. Chavez Parade & Community Celebration

Monday, March 30, 2009, 7:30am, Join us at the 11th Annual Cesar E. Chavez Commemorative Breakfast. This years keynote address will be delivered by UFW co-founder and labor leader Dolores Huerta.,San Diego Convention Center.

April 9, 2009, 11:30am-1:20pm, SDSU Cesar E. Chavez Commemorative Luncheon,Montezuma Hall, Aztec Center, SDSU

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2009 Calendar of Events

3/11/09
FREE TRAINING-Chavez Day 2009, Si Se Puede!Yes We Can! 9:00am or 4:00pm. For more info: [address removed]

3/12/09
Barrio Station 39th Anniversary Dinner-Cesar E. Chavez Humanitarian & Social Justice Awards. For more info: [address removed]

3/13/09
Teatro Chicana (Lecture, Readings, & Short Actos), 7:00pm, CSUSM.
For more info:[address removed]

3/18/09
Cesar E. Chavez Elementary, Lecture, March & Community Carnival. For more info: [address removed]

3/21/09
SDCEC Day of Service
For more info: [address removed]

3/24/09
CSUSM Cesar Chavez Candle Light Vigil, 4:00pm, CSUSM.
For more info:
[address removed]

3/24/09
Dr. Carmen Nava: Commemorating Cesar E. Chavez (Lecture), 12 Noon, CSUSM.
For more info:[address removed]

3/27/09
Southwestern College Chicano Latino Coalition 5th Cesar E. Chavez Scholarship
Breakfast, 7:00am SW College. For more info [address removed]

3/28/09
Cesar E. Chavez Memorial March/Parade, 10:00am. For more info
[address removed]

Southeastern San Diego Community Tribute. For more visit:
www.projectnewvillage.org

Fallbrook A Leer/Reading Family Literacy Event 2009, Cesar E. Chavez Day of Service
For more Info: [address removed]

3/30/09
Cesar E. Chavez Memorial Community Breakfast, 7:30am, SD Convention Center. Keynote Speaker Dolores Huerta For more info [address removed]

3/31/09
Cesar E. Chavez Day of Service (CA)

Cesar E. Chavez Memorial Mass, 6:00pm, Our Lady of Guadalupe. For more info [address removed]

4/1/09
In the Hands of the People: Art Inspired by Cesar Chavez Opening, UCSD, Runs Through 4/30/09. For more info [address removed]
or visit our website.

4/4/09
Caravan to Cesar E. Chavez Walk-A-Thon (L.A.) For more info:[address removed]

4/7/09
Dr. Richard Griswold Del Castillo: Cesar Chavez - Triumph of Spirit (Lecture), 7:30pm, CSUSM. For more info: [address removed].

4/9/09
SDSU Cesar E.Chavez Commemorative Luncheon,
11:30am, Montezuma Hall, For more info: [address removed]

4/16/09
In the Hands of the People: Art inspired by Cesar Chavez Artist & Program Reception. For more info [address removed]

Featured Resources

Cesar E. Chavez Bio
Prayer of the Farm Worker Struggle
Chavez Foundation Resource Guides
Cesar E. Chavez Core Values

The Mission of the San Diego Cesar E. Chavez Commemoration Committee

To embody the principals and values of Cesar E. Chavez by educating and empowering the San Diego Community and its youth through building diverse relationships that develop socially responsible civic activism and community service.

Visit our Website: http://www.sdchavezcommittee.info


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Join us at the 11th Annual Cesar E. Chavez Commemorative Breakfast. This years keynote address will be delivered by UFW co-founder and labor leader Dolores Huerta.

Registration is currently underway for the annual Cesar E. Chavez Commemorative Breakfast in honor of late United Farm Workers founder and civil rights hero. This event joins dozens of statewide events in honor of Chavez and the statewide day of service learning created in his honor. Cesar E. Chavez, who along with Dolores Huerta, founded and made it his life work to organize farm workers to attain livable wages and humane working conditions.

Once again thousands will gather to pay tribute to the revered leader.The breakfast will continue its yearly tradition of honoring the winners of its annual Cesar E. Chavez high school (9-12) essay contest and presenting the Cesar E> Chavez Visionary Award.

ONLINE REGISTRATION COMING SOON!
Participate in the 2009 Cesar E. Chavez Parade & Community Celebration
Saturday, March 28, 2009
Parade: 10:00am-12:00pm
Community Celebration:12:00pm-4:00pm

The Cesar E. Chavez Commemoration Committee presents the Cesar E. Chavez Memorial March/Parade & Community Celebration and invites organizations and community groups, to sign up to participate.

The route will begin in Sherman Heights (25th & J St.), proceed south onto Cesar E. Chavez Parkway, turn left on Irving Ave., then right onto Sampson St., ending on Logan Ave, at the heart of Historic Downtown Logan Heights; culminating in a community celebration featuring music, community booths, a car show, and entertainment.

We are looking for all types of organizations to be part of this years celebration. FREE registration for Non-profit organizations. For-profit vendors will be charged a minimal fee of $50. Food vendor spaces are available on a limited basis.

We are also looking for entertainment groups to perform during the community celebration. If interested e-mail [address removed]
2009 Sponsorship Opportunities. Support The Commemorative Committee.

The work of Cesar E. Chavez has touched many of us. His actions inspired a global movement and his words have touched the hearts of men, women and children the world over. Today, there continues to be a need to join together and make a statement that Cesar's message of diversity, understanding and respect are Important to San Diego and all Americans. The San Diego Cesar E. Chavez Commemoration Committee will host a series of events in honor of Chavez including the 11th Annual Commemorative Breakfast and the Commemorative Memorial March & Parade.

In order to host these events, the San Diego Cesar E. Chavez Commemoration Committee is seeking Sponsors for the 2009 Cesar E. Chavez Commemorative Breakfast. While sponsorship levels vary, benefits are extensive.

Please visit our website to download a complete sponsorship packet that includes benefits and sponsorship levels.

Note: We are also currently in the need of in-kind gifts including printing, and possibly new computers for the winners of this years essay contest. If you are interested in supporting us with these gifts please e-mail [address removed]

Free Resources to Engage Youth/Students on Chavez Day 2009

Wednesday, March 11, 2009, 9:00am-11:00am or 4:00pm-6:00pm

Attention teachers and community Organizations join us for a FREE training: Chavez Day 2009, Si se Puede! Yes We Can!

Participants will receive FREE educational materials and videos; FREE Resources to teach about Cesar E. Chavez, and FREE tools to create standards-based service-learning projects.

Presented by The Cesar E. Chavez Foundation, The San Diego Cesar E. Chavez Commemoration Committee and the Coalition of Neighborhood Councils.

11th Annual Cesar E. Chavez High School Essay Contest, ESSAY DEADLINE IS MARCH 13, 2009

Coming Together through Service for One Another

Prizes:
Grand Prize Winner: $1000
12th Grade Winner: $500
11th Grade Winner: $400
10th Grade Winner: $300
9th Grade Winner: $200
5 Honorable Mention Winners: $100

ESSAY DEADLINE IS MARCH 13, 2009

All prizes will be awarded at the 11th Annual C?sar E. Ch?vez Commemorative Breakfast to be held at the San Diego Convention Center on Monday, March 30, 2009. The Grand Prize Winner will be invited to read the winning essay onstage. The winners will also be recognized at community celebrations honoring C?sar E. Ch?vez.

This essay contest is open to San Diego, Imperial, and Orange County students in grades 9-12. Past winners are ineligible. All submitted essays will become the property of the San Diego C?sar E. Ch?vez Commemorative Committee. Winners will be chosen by a panel of representatives from the SDCECCC and UCSD.

April 9, 2009, 11:30am-1:20pm, SDSU Cesar E. Chavez Commemorative Luncheon,Montezuma Hall, Aztec Center, SDSU

San Diego State University is planning the Cesar E. Chavez Commemorative Luncheon. This years keynote speaker will be Assistant Professor of Anthropology at he University of Texas El Paso and SDSU Alum Dr. Gina Nunez.

In addition to a keynote speaker the luncheon will acknowledge the second annual SDSU Cesar E. Chavez Lifetime Service Award. Also, the Cesar E. Chavez Commemorative Scholarship Committee awards four $1,000 scholarships to SDSU students. The SDSU Chicano Studies department awards the Cesar E. Chavez Memorial Scholarships. Tables seating of eight will be available for $300.00. All proceeds from the luncheon are used to support student scholarships.

For more information contact Rosa Elena Moreno: [address removed]
Cesar E. Chavez Elementary Community March & School Carnival

March 18, 2009

Every year Cesar E. Chavez Elementary has a special day in honor of Cesar Chavez. This years theme is Cesar Chavez and Friends (Martin Luther King Jr., Gandhi, John F. Kennedy, etc )and we will have different events during the day.

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
8:15-9:00 AM: Academic Plaza Assembly

10:00 - 11:00: Community March.
Students, parents and community will participate in our annual march around the block honoring Cesar Chavez. RSVP by March 6. The march will begin at 10:00 A.M. at the Chavez Elementary playground where the staging area will be. The march will go through the Academic Plaza through the front gate. Marchers will then proceed west on Alpha Street, south on South 38th Street, east on Acacia Street to Epsilon Street, north on South 40th Street and back to Chavez. This is the time to show your support and belief for the ideals of hope for change in a peaceful way. Carry your own signs and banners with pride

11:30-2:30: School Carnival
Visit the students' work exhibit in the auditorium. Enjoy our informational booths, food booths and participate in games with the whole family.

Contact Silvia Gongora at (619)[masked] or e-mail: [address removed]
Southeastern San Diego Celebrates Chavez Legacy

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