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★ ★ ★ I. CALENDAR OF EVENTS ALL LISTINGS! ★ ★ ★

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*** WED JUNE 12 in SAN DIEGO " National Energy and Utility Affordability Conference " RALLY & PUBLIC COMMENT Session. * Where: Al Bahr Center, 5440 Kearny Mesa Rd, SD 92111 (*Behind RAMADA INN off HWY 163 got West off Clairemont Mesa Blvd. Before SDCDP HQ). CONTACT: MICHELLE KRUG for INFO: [address removed] *Write in Large Print! Website: www.citizensoversight.org> email: [address removed] [address removed]

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*** WED JUNE 12 at 8:00AM RALLY w/ "Stand Up for Our Families with UDW(United Domestic Workers). In-Home care Rally " In-Home care ensures dignity and compassion for our loved ones and neighbors. It prevents people from being sent to nursing homes and institutions, which cost taxpayers at least five times more. But right now, the San Diego County Board of Supervisors is refusing to adequately fund community caregivers and the home care program (IHSS). Join the UDW rally tomorrow, Wed June 12, 8am Where: at the County Administration Building, 1600 Pacific Hwy, Downtown San Diego. To stand up for our families clients and call for adequate IHSS funding! INFO go to: http://unionyes.org/stand-our-families-and-clients-udw-0

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*** THURS JUNE 13 at 5:30PM "JOIN US FOR A FAMILY EQUALITY COUNCIL HAPPY HOUR AT Village 631 " Welcome to Family Equality Council Happy Hour and Fund-raiser! Join us on June13th at 5:30pm at Village 631! Dinner, appetizers, beer, wine, tea, coffee, fun, fellowship, networking and live music! Kids are welcome! http://thevillageat631.com https://www.facebook.com/events/573755762644712/ Hey everyone! Join us for a Family Equality Council Happy Hour. Hear updates about current FEC efforts, plans, and the new Executive Director search from Board Member John Armantrout and meet the new FEC West Coast Development Officer, Bill Butchart. We will be downtown San Diego at Village 631. It is family-friendly (kids welcome – ours will be there) and serves dinner/appetizers/drinks/desserts! FEC receives a portion of all food/beverage purchases. There will be a $10 (recommended) entrance donation as well as a matching-donation request. There will be live music (WELL, ACTUALLY...), you can buy dinner, have a glass of wine, hang out, meet new people or get caught up with old friends! Join us before the busy summer months really kick in! http://thevillageat631.comhttps://www.facebook.com/events/573755762644712 . John T. Armantrout[masked] [address removed] @Trout92104 Where: VILLAGE 631

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***FRIDAY JUNE 14 Open House 4 to 7 p.m. " San Diego Trolley Extension " The San Diego Trolley is being extended to UCSD and University City, with work beginning in 2015 and service scheduled to start in 2018. In the next several weeks, local residents will have the opportunity to weigh in on the proposed route and its environmental impact. This is your chance to have your voice heard. For additional information about the proposed trolley extension, visit my website. Sincerely, Assemblymember Toni Atkins ***
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***FRI JUNE 14th at 5:00-7:00 p.m. " Please join us to support " KEVIN BEISER, Vice-President, San Diego Unified School Board," Host: JANE GAWRONSKI, CA Superintendent of the Yearz * Where: Jane Gawronski 4867 Coronado Avenue San Diego, CA 92107 [address removed][masked] Cell RSVP to Elizabeth at [address removed] <>With event date in subject line -or- text/call[masked] Contribute online at www.KevinBeiser.com
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*** FRI JUNE 14 at 7:30pm ' REMEMBERING NEWTOWN SIX MONTHS LATER ' Join supporters in San Diego to fight to reduce gun violence It's been nearly six months since a gunman walked into Sandy Hook Elementary School and took the lives of 20 students and six adults. This was a tragedy that shook the entire country -- and millions of Americans wanted to see Congress act to make our communities safer. But they've failed. They need to know we have not forgotten, and we're not going away -- not just for those 26 brave people who died that day, but for the more than 4,800 Americans we've lost to gun violence since. In honor of the six-month anniversary of the Newtown shootings, join OFA supporters in San Diego on Friday to remember the families who've been torn apart by gun violence and demand better of our lawmakers. RSVP to say you'll be there. Here are the details: Where: 1363 El Prado San Diego, CA 92101 When: Friday, June 14th 7:30 pm http://my.barackobama.com/Six-Months-Since-Newtown-Events Thanks for keeping up the fight, Kelly Kelly Byrne

Thanks for keeping up the fight, Kelly Kelly Byrne Gun Violence Prevention Campaign Manager Organizing for Action ---------------- A movement of millions elected President Obama. Let's keep fighting for change. Chip in $11 to support Organizing for Action today. Because you've saved your payment information, your donation will go through immediately:

Same Event: Remembering Newtown six months later... Rhoda Quate Neighborhood Team Leader Organizing for Action (OFA) (619)[masked] (cell)

WHAT: NEWTOWN ANNIVERSARY VIGIL Anniversary Vigil Bring:
WHEN: FRIDAY JUNE 14 at 7:30PM
WHERE: Alcazar Gardens in Balboa Park, 1363 El Prado San Diego, CA 92101
BRING: Battery-operated candles, sweater, friends, family
INFO: For more Info and RSVP, GO TO : https://my.barackobama.com/page/event/detail/notbackingdownactionevents/gsc7ml
LEADER: RHODA QUATE, Neighborhood Team Leader Organizing for Action (OFA) (619)[masked] (cell) Email: [address removed]

All, In recognition of the 6 month anniversary of the Newton shootings, we are holding a vigil in memory of those fallen by this violent tragedy. Please come out and join us to remember Newton and other victims of gun violence in our country. We will not back down. We
will not give up. We will not forget. We demand sensible gun laws in our country to reduce gun violence. What: Newtown Anniversary Vigil Bring: Battery-operated candles, sweater, friends, family We will have live music and some speakers: The announcement email below was in reference to this event. Rhoda Quate Neighborhood Team Leader Organizing for Action (OFA) (619)[masked] (cell)

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***TUES JUNE 18 Open House 4 to 7 p.m. " San Diego Trolley Extension " The San Diego Trolley is being extended to UCSD and University City, with work beginning in 2015 and service scheduled to start in 2018. In the next several weeks, local residents will have the opportunity to weigh in on the proposed route and its environmental impact. This is your chance to have your voice heard. Where: Caltrans District 11 Office, Garcia Conference Room 4050 Taylor Street San Diego, CA 92110 For additional information about the proposed trolley extension, visit my website. Sincerely, Assemblymember Toni Atkins ***

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***TUES JUNE 18 at 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. " HRC Connect – San Diego June Social " Co-sponsored with the American Military Partner Association. Our focus for the evening will be DOMA and military partner benefits. To find out what else HRC is doing in your area and to learn more about this great event, you can always visit SanDiego.HRC.org. Also be sure to find us on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/HRCSanDiego. Please help us share the news of these events! All HRC members, supporters, friends and family are welcome. E-mail: [address removed] *Where: Bamboo Lounge 1475 University Avenue San Diego, CA 92103

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*** WED JUNE 19 at 9:00AM NOTE: " Rules Committee Meeting on MAYOR BOB FILNER'S Proposal Prevailing Wage at City Council! " Hi! CPI is excited to support Mayor Filner’s proposal to pay prevailing wage on city construction contracts and we need your help! Last month, Mayor Filner introduced example language and argued for prevailing wage at the Rules Committee. Rules Committee members directed City staff to perform an analysis and the City Attorney to draft an ordinance and bring the issue back this month for discussion. It will be returning soon, 6/19, to Rules Committee and if approved, will go to full council the next Monday or Tuesday, 6/24 or 6/25 . We are looking for community members to come speak in support of the ordinance and/or also to be part of the audience. We are excited that this is moving forward in a timely matter and look forward to positively impacting the community with this ordinance. WHEN: Rules Committee, June 19th, 9am WHERE: City Council-202 C. Street, 12th floor After the rules hearing, the ordinance is scheduled to be heard at full council on June 24th or 25th. We are not sure of the date yet but will keep you posted and hope that you can join us for both or one of these hearings. Please RSVP to me if you are able to attend. Thank you! *Normita Norma Rodriguez, Organizer, Center on Policy Initiatives, Cell:[masked] Office:[masked] ext. 62, Email: [address removed] Web: www.onlinecpi.org | Connect with CPI on Facebook or Twitter @onlineCPI

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General information about Prevailing Wage: Definition: Prevailing wage requirements mean that workers on city, state and federal construction projects earn the average wage and benefits for similar jobs in the San Diego area.

Some of the key benefits of Prevailing Wage: It's good for the community. We all gain high-quality public facilities.
1. Prevailing wage attracts skilled, experienced workers who produce superior projects. Studies have shown that skilled construction workers on prevailing wage projects are 13-20% more productive than workers on non-prevailing wage projects. 2. Due to superior construction, facilities built by prevailing wage workers last longer and incur much lower repair and maintenance costs. It's good for business, because prevailing wage jobs build local economies. 3. Families with more disposable income spend more in local businesses. Their earnings multiply throughout the local economy, creating income and new jobs where those earnings are spent. Each dollar paid in prevailing wages produces an estimated $1.50 in local economic activity. 4. Businesses also benefit because prevailing wage provides fair, equal competition for construction contracts.

It's good for the workers, who are our neighbors. 1. Prevailing wage provides a pathway to middle class careers. The schools, fire stations and community centers a city builds benefit the community, and it only makes sense that its jobs should too. 2. Rather than offer low-wage, unstable work opportunities, prevailing wage projects build on apprenticeship programs that train skilled workers for lifelong careers. (Apprenticeship programs, which have active affirmative action programs, also provide an avenue for entry to construction careers for historically excluded groups, including women in the trades).

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*** WED JUNE 19 at 8:00PM Voices of Women: Special Event June 19, 2013 VOW and Mo'olelo Theatre special performance You are invited to a Special Event! Voices of Women will attend a performance of Extraordinary Chambers at Mo'olelo Performing Arts Company. Where: Address: 10th Avenue Theatre,[masked]th Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101 *(west side of 10th Avenue, between Broadway and E Street; street parking available, or the $5 parking lot at northeast corner of E Street & 11th Ave.) Time: 8:00pm Ticket price: $20 (limited number available)Extraordinary Chambers by DAVID WIENER, directed by SEEMA SUEKO, is the story of an American couple who travel to Cambodia for an innocent business trip, but become personally entangled with Khmer Rouge victims and survivors. The genocide, complicity, survival, and greed collide in this play that shines a light on the Cambodian xeperience and asks how far are we willing to go to survive? Greg Watanabe stars in this production. Following the performance, Dr. Dee Aker, Interim Director of the Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice (IPJ) at USD, and Ms. Zahra Ismail, Program Officer at the IPJ will share from their recent experiences with Cambodian women leaders seeking to gain and sustain increased participation in the Cambodian political system, which is still under the Khmer People's Party rule. RSVP by June 15. Pay with a check to Voices of Women, 8677 Villa La Jolla Drive, #1216, La Jolla, CA 92037 OR pay through VOW's Facebook page: VOW Facebook Page(click on the secure Donate link) We look forward to welcoming you on June 19, 2013 at 8:00pm! VOW's mission is to produce and support local and global education programs that uplift and empower women and children. The Board of Voices of Women email: [address removed] phone:[masked] web: http://www.voicesofwomen.org

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*** THURSDAY THRU SUNDAY JUNE 20-23, 2013 ★ *Thursday, June 20, 2013 - Sunday, June 23, 2013 at 9:00 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]

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***THURS JUNE 21at 9:00AM " San Diego Trolley Extension " The San Diego Trolley is being extended to UCSD and University City, with work beginning in 2015 and service scheduled to start in 2018. In the next several weeks, local residents will have the opportunity to weigh in on the proposed route and its environmental impact. This is your chance to have your voice heard. Public Hearing 9 a.m. For additional information about the proposed trolley extension, visit my website. Sincerely, Assemblymember Toni Atkins *** Where: SANDAG Board Room (7th Floor) 401 B Street San Diego, CA 92101

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*** FRIDAY JUNE 21 At 6:30PM " SIXTH ANNUAL 6th Annual WINE, CHEESE AND CHOCOLATE FESTIVAL" Tickets go on sale online MAY 1 NEW LOCATION: Liberty Station Nakamura Family 1920 NOW ON EXHIBIT "They Did It All: Women of the Issei Generation" An exhibit in partnership with the Japanese American Historical Society of San Diego. How and why did these "Issei" women came to America, 1910 Mamiya family in their barbershop adapt to Western culture, and become leaders in their community. The effect of Pearl Harbor in 1941 and the subsequent removal of all Japanese to internment camps in 1942 is covered with a special focus on the impact on the women of the community. Exhibition runs through June 2, 2013 Gallery hours: Wed thru Sun noon to 4pm Tours by appointment online Where: Women's Museum, 2730 Historic Decatur Road, Suite 103, Barracks 16, San Diego 92106 Part of San Diego's newest "arts and culture zone" at NTC Liberty Station. For more info:[masked] or email at [address removed] Web: womensmuseumca.org


NOTE: Last chance for low price - Wine Festival tickets go up June 1 BUY YOUR TICKETS NOW! BEFORE JUNE 1 Wine, Cheese and Chocolate Festival Friday, June 21 at 6:30pm PRICES GO UP JUNE 1 Get your tickets for the Wine, Cheese and Chocolate Festival before we sell out! click here VIEW THE WIDE VARIETY OF TASTING CHOICES on our website Dance under the stars to the Boogie-Woogie of Sue Palmer and her band Taste fine wines, cheese and chocolate concoctions Meet new friends LOCATION: NTC LIBERTY STATION North Promenade North Promenade 2730 Historic Decatur San Diego 92106 Proceeds benefit the community work of the Women's Museum of California Other events at the Museum Friday, May 31 at 7pm "EXCLUDED" "Excluded" follows Tony and Thomas over the last sixteen years as they battle to stay together--to live legally as a couple. They consider California home, but the U.S. won't have them. they are left to wander the world, waiting... Waiting for laws to change. Waiting for civil rights to be granted to gay and lesbian Americans. Waiting for equality. FREE Sunday, June 2 at 3pm Last chance to see the current exhibit "Women of the Issei Generation" Behind the scenes with Content Researcher and Professor, Susan Hasagawa, film screening of "Dear Miss Breed" and "Memories of Camp" with Elizabeth Yamada FREE Friday, June 7 at 5pm Opening Reception Wonder Women: On Paper and Off, will examine the origins and evolution of women as "super-heroines" in our cultural as well as past and current creators in the comic genre. Just in time for ComicCon. FREE Light refreshments will be served at all events About Us We are located at 2730 Historic Decatur Road, Suite 103, Barracks 16, San Diego 92106 Part of San Diego's newest "arts and culture zone" at NTC Liberty Station. For more info:[masked] or email at [address removed] Web: womensmuseumca.org


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***SUN JUNE 23 at 10:30AM - 2:00PM **Featured Event * * " Please join us to support KEVIN BEISER, Vice-President, San Diego Unified School Board," Host: MARK NIBLACK ~ ~ ~ Sailing excursion on the America’s Cup Stars and Stripes-11 ~ ~ ~ ~ RSVP only~22 people~dock side at 10:30 am, set sail at 11:00 am ~ RSVP to Elizabeth at [address removed]

 


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*** MON JUNE 24 ( time??? ) "  Rules Committee Meeting on MAYOR BOB FILNER'S Proposal Prevailing Wage " at City Council! " ( MAY OCCUR >>>) (On 6/19, to Rules Committee and if approved, will go to full council the next Monday or Tuesday, 6/24 or 6/25) Hi! CPI is excited to support Mayor Filner’s proposal to pay prevailing wage on city construction contracts and we need your help! We are looking for community members to come speak in support of the ordinance and/or also to be part of the audience. We are excited that this is moving forward in a timely matter and look forward to positively impacting the community with this ordinance. WHERE: City Council-202 C. Street, 12th floor After the rules hearing, the ordinance is scheduled to be heard at full council on June 24th or 25th. We are not sure of the date yet but will keep you posted and hope that you can join us for both or one of these hearings. Please RSVP to me if you are able to attend. Thank you! *Normita Norma Rodriguez, Organizer, Center on Policy Initiatives Cell:[masked] Office:[masked] ext. 62 email: [address removed] Web: www.onlinecpi.org | Connect with CPI on Facebook or Twitter @onlineCPI

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****TUES JUNE 25 " Rules Committee Meeting on MAYOR BOB FILNER'S Proposal Prevailing Wage at City Council! "( MAY OCCUR >>>) (On 6/19, to Rules Committee and if approved, will go to full council the next Monday or Tuesday, 6/24 or 6/25) Hi! CPI is excited to support Mayor Filner’s proposal to pay prevailing wage on city construction contracts and we need your help! We are looking for community members to come speak in support of the ordinance and/or also to be part of the audience. We are excited that this is moving forward in a timely matter and look forward to positively impacting the community with this ordinance. WHERE: City Council-202 C. Street, 12th floor After the rules hearing, the ordinance is scheduled to be heard at full council on June 24th or 25th. We are not sure of the date yet but will keep you posted and hope that you can join us for both or one of these hearings. Please RSVP to me if you are able to attend. Thank you! *Normita Norma Rodriguez, Organizer, Center on Policy Initiatives Cell:[masked] Office:[masked] ext. 62 email: [address removed] Web: www.onlinecpi.org | Connect with CPI on Facebook or Twitter @onlineCPI

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*** TUESDAY & WEDNESDAY, JUNE 25 & JUNE 26 " WORLD BANK PRESIDENT to ADDRESS CONFERENCE " in Washington, D.C. PROGRAM UPDATE World Bank President to Address Afternoon Symposium Featuring DR. JIM YONG KIM President, World Bank Dr. Kim will address the changing face of development assistance and how to end extreme poverty by 2030. Register now » Network with Senior Administration Officials. The USGLC's annual conference draws the top decision makers in Washington to talk foreign policy and America's leadership in the world. Learn more » Special Programming for Veterans Are you a veteran? Join your fellow Veterans for Smart Power and bring your unique voice to the national security debate. To REGISTER go to : http://www.usglc.org/2013-usglc-conference/registration/?utm_source=reg&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=conference

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***THURS JUNE 27 at 12 noon " Public Policy Workshop: The Bill of Rights and the Constitution" Whether you’re a committed civil libertarian or just want a refresher on the Bill of Rights, please join us in the Library for a lively discussion about the Constitution. You will be exercising your freedom of association and speech, and you will not be submitted to cruel and unusual punishment. Lunch will be provided so RSVP to LaRue at[masked] x205 or [address removed].

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*** THUR JUNE 27 at & 7:00PM (Doors open at 6:30pm) Voice of San Diego.org Join us for " Brews and News: Crafting Beer Policy " , For an evening of discussion on a topic near to the hearts of many San Diegans - CRAFT BEER. VOSD Land Use Reporter ANDREW KEATTS will be moderating a panel discussion featuring five different presenters examining San Diego's burgeoning beer industry from a number of different perspectives. Our confirmed presenters:Jacob McKean | So You Want to Start a Brewery? Neva Parker | The Joys and Science of Yeast Omar Passons | Craft Beer and Community Development Tatiana Peavey | Data, Social Media & Growing the Beer Community Come hear about the challenges of brewing in Baja, beer as an agent for community revitalization, the science and nuance of yeast, and how San Diego's land use and zoning policies shape the look and feel of the industry. The event will take place at the newly-opened Modern Times Brewery. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. and the conversation will start promptly at 7 p.m. You can read more about the event here: http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07e7l3blxp1117cfda&llr=kf5u9cdab This is a VOSD members-exclusive event, so all members will receive free admission. If you are not yet a member of VOSD, you can pay $20 and receive a reduced-rate yearly membership, along with a complimentary beer and t-shirt upon admittance. If you plan to attend, please register below. We recommend paying in advance to expedite the check in process. Please print and present your confirmation receipt at the door. If you're already a member, please consider making another donation. We need your support to host these important community engagement events. For INFO contact Voice of San Diego, ZACK at[masked] [address removed] This program is being generously sponsored by Scutari and Cieslak Public Relations. Where: Modern Times Brewery 3725 Greenwood St San Diego, CA 92106


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*** SAT JUNE 29 at 6pm -10pm Save the Date with Sarafina " COME CELEBRATE the BIRTHDAY of the LEGENDARY MEXICAN ARTIST FRIDA KALHO " with The Center’s Pachanga de Frida on Saturday, June 29 from 6 pm to 10 pm with the fabulous Franceska hosting. For just $15 dollars (if purchased in advance), you can dance to the live music from Latin Image, or the sounds DJ La Voz spinning a wide array of Latin music, shop multiple art exhibits by local Latin@ artists and vendors, sample delicious tacos from our friends at Baja Betty's, enter our Frida look-a-like contest and, of course, Tasting a little Frida Kahlo Tequila! This event will sell out, so get your tickets now! All proceeds will benefit our Latino Services program. Where: The Center’s Pachanga de Frida, 3909 Centre Street, San Diego, CA 92103


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★ ★ ★ *** ★ ★ ★ JULY 2013 ★ ★ ★ *** ★ ★ ★ JULY 2013 ★ ★ ★

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*** MONDAY JULY 1 at 6:00 - 8:00 PM " RUN WOMEN RUN " CANDIDATE & CAMPAIGN TRAINING SERIES " All About Fundraising Making the "Ask" Filing & Finances " Reserve your space for the series or individual sessions. Series of 4 Workshops $100 Individual Sessions. * 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]*Overview Co-sponsored by San Diego County Democratic & Presented by Francine Busby & a team of experts Series of 4 Workshops $100 Individual Sessions *Where: Hera Hub 9710 Scranton Rd. Ste. 16, San Diego CA

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*** WED JULY 5 at 7:00PM " SAN DIEGO DFA & SD PDA METRO MEETUP " • Guest Speaker: PDA NATIONAL REPRESENTATIVE • JOHN MARTES & MIKE THALLER, from our own ★ SD PDA & SD DFA WORKING GROUP. More Details to Come: They will discuss strategies and explain any new developments . . 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). FREE EVENT! ALL ARE WELCOME! Website:www.meetup.com/dfa-23
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★ ★ ★ SUN JULY 28 Be looking for notice of ROBERT REICH'S appearance in North County on Sunday, July 28th. I haven’t heard if a venue has been chosen. He was President Clinton’s Labor Secretary and one of the finer minds in the country. ★ ★ ★

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***WED JULY 31 " WIP Women in Politics Event " - September TBA EMILY's List POP Training. Details COMING SOON


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★ ★ ★ ***** ★ ★ ★ AUGUST 2013 ★ ★ ★ ***** ★ ★ ★

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***SAT AUG 3 at 10AM -2PM "Win $5,000 for a Community Project by Competing in the Politifest Idea Tournament, Saturday, August 3 Submissions due by June 30 Politifest is back in 2013. This year we're shifting the emphasis to a celebration of San Diego's neighborhoods -- where they're at and where they're headed. The event is Saturday, August 3, and you’ll hear a lot more about it over the next several weeks. And we're doing something special for the Idea Tournament this year. Instead of individuals competing for the most innovative solution to a local problem, we’re inviting community groups to vie for funding of a worthwhile neighborhood project. The winner will be awarded a $5,000 grant to fund that project presented by our partners at the Malin Burnham Center for Civic Engagement. We invite you and your community to band together to present your idea, whether it’s a community garden, a needed design for a special new park or monument, a new streetlight or a much-needed crosswalk. You can find out all the details here. Submissions are due by June 30. May the best project win! you missed our email yesterday announcing this year’s Politifest, here are the deets: It will be held on Aug. 3 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Liberty Station’s Central Promenade. When you’re not busy promenading, you’ll be able to enjoy this year’s new focus on San Diego’s neighborhoods and their future. And we’ll be offering something extra: $5,000. It would be a grant from our partners at the Malin Burnham Center for Civic Engagement. The money will fund the community group that offers the best neighborhood project in Politifest’s revamped Idea Tournament. The details are here. Send in an idea or I will personally come to your house and look askance at you. Well, as soon as I figure out what that means. http://www.politifest.org/idea-tournament/

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*** AUG 3-10 SATURDAY to SATURDAY, "FAMILY EQUALITY COUNCIL CONFERENCE In PROVINCETOWN, RI We can’t wait to welcome families from all over the world to Provincetown from August 3rd to 10th. I promise, there’s nothing quite like seeing so many of our families in one place celebrating. Check out what we have planned this year and register by June 21st before prices go up! Go to: http://www.familyequality.org/get_involved/events/annual_events/family_week/ We’ll have more activities than ever before, including new parent café topics, new trips like bike tours and jetty walks, a special State of the Movement workshop with our Policy team, and tons of other events for everyone from toddlers to teens to grandparents. This is already shaping up to be our biggest Family Week yet, and I really don’t want you to miss it. Hurry and make your plans before June 21st and take advantage of this special deal! http://www.familyequality.org/get_involved/events/annual_events/family_week/ See you soon in Ptown! Ally Kuriloff, Family Week Organizer

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*** WED AUGUST 7 at 7:00PM " SAN DIEGO DFA & SD PDA METRO MEETUP " • Guest Speaker: San Diego County SUPERVISOR DAVE ROBERTS. He will discuss his visit w/ Former Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Nan & Issues facing SD County Board of Supervisors. Dave Roberts is the first new Supervisor on the board in 18 YEARS! • JOHN MARTES & MIKE THALLER, from our own ★ SD PDA & SD DFA WORKING GROUP. They will discuss strategies and explain any new developments . . . More Details to Come. 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). FREE EVENT! ALL ARE WELCOME! Website: www.meetup.com/dfa-23

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***WEDNESDAY AUGUST 7 THRU SUNDAY AUGUST 11, 2013 " Democracy Convention 2013 "August 7-11, 2013 • Madison, Wisconsin *** TUES AUG 7-11 in MADISON, WI. " Representative Democracy Conference at the 2013 Democracy Convention! " Bev Harris, founder of Black Box Voting, Victoria Collier, National Coordinator, National Election Integrity Coalition, Senator Ben Ptashnik (VT), key sponsor of Vermont Clean Elections Act, Robert Fitrakis, Columbus Free Press, Harvey Wasserman, author, How the GOP Stole America's 2004 Election, and What Happened in Ohio? Beverly Speer, Wisconsin Democracy Campaign, Nancy Tobi, author, Hands-On Elections Sally Castleman, co-founder, Election Defense Alliance, Mimi Kennedy, actress, Chair of Progressive Democrats of America, Jonathan Simon, co-founder, Election Defense Alliance, Gail Work, California Election Protection Network, Karen McKim, Wisconsin Grassroots Network Election Integrity Action Team. You are invited to this year's Representative Democracy Conference, convened by the nation's top election integrity activists, one of nine conferences taking part within this year's Democracy Convention (August 7-11 in Madison, Wisconsin). Tired of big money controlling government? Questionable election results? ALEC's voter suppression strategies? Two party dominance? So are we! Register now for the Representative Democracy Conference at the 2013 Democracy Convention!

Plan to participate in the next Democracy Convention. Join us in one of the U.S.A.'s most forward-looking cities for a gathering like few others. More than a conference, this convention will house multiple conferences at the same time. If you want to strengthen democracy where it matters most -- in our communities, our schools, our workplaces and local economies, our military, our government, our media, our constitution -- you will find something useful and inspiring at the 2013 Democracy Convention. Event Fee: Regular Registration, $50.00 Contributor, $100.00 Student/Low Income, $20.00 Democracy Convention"

REGISTER NOW for the 2013 Democracy Convention at:
https://democracyconvention.org/democracy-convention-2013-registration

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Many of you have been waiting for the news, and here it is: Registration is now open for the 2013 Democracy Convention! This 2nd Democracy Convention will be an exciting opportunity for individuals and organizations from around the country to connect with and learn from each other in the service of building a stronger democracy movement. More than one conference, the Democracy Convention actually houses -nine- conferences under one roof. As the great progressive reformer Fighting Bob La Follette said, "democracy is a life," and "involves constant struggle" in all sectors of society. So register now, and plan on attending one or more of the following: Constitutional Reform Conference Democratizing Defense Conference Education for Democracy Conference Earth Democracy Conference Economic Democracy Conference Local Democracy Conference Media Democracy Conference Race & Democracy Conference Representative Democracy Conference With the 2013 Democracy Convention, we recognize the importance of each separate democracy struggle, as well as the need to unite them all in a common, deeply rooted, broad based, movement for democracy. This year's Democracy Convention, will be held in Madison, Wisconsin on August 7-11, 2013. https://democracyconvention.org/democracy-convention-2013-registration Democracy Convention 2013 Registration August 7-11, 2013 • Madison, Wisconsin Plan to participate in the next Democracy Convention. Join us in one of the U.S.A.'s most forward-looking cities for a gathering like few others. More than a conference, this convention will house multiple conferences at the same time. If you want to strengthen democracy where it matters most -- in our communities, our schools, our workplaces and local economies, our military, our government, our media, our constitution -- you will find something useful and inspiring at the 2013 Democracy Convention. Event Fee: Regular Registration, $50.00 Contributor, $100.00 Student/Low Income, $20.00 Democracy Convention"
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*** August: TBA - VOW will collaborate with Moxie Theatre to stage a reading of Seven (a play about seven global women written by seven female playwrights) email: [address removed] phone:[masked] web: http://www.voicesofwomen.org


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*** SAT SEPT 21, 2013 at 10:30 AM - 8:00 PM " LAMBDA LEGAL'S San Diego GOLF EVENT ! "Date: Saturday, September 21, 2013 •Where: Aviara Resort Golf Club 7100 Aviara Resort Drive Carlsbad, CA 92011 United States 10:30 - 11:30 am | Registration 11:15 - 11:45 am | Golf Clinic with PGA Pro's (with sponsorship purchase only) 12:00 pm | Shotgun Start (scramble format) 6:00 pm | Cocktails & Dinner Join us for Lambda Legal's inaugural golf event! You will get to enjoy 18 holes of golf at the beautiful Aviara Resort, alongside other LGBT people and allies,while supporting Lambda Legal's important work for equality. For more information, please contact Holly or John at [address removed] or[masked]-9648. If you are unable to attend but would still like to contribute, click here: https://secure3.convi...LAMBDA LEGAL Website: [address removed] Where: at the beautiful Aviara Resort • Where: Aviara Resort Golf Club, 7100 Aviara Resort Drive Carlsbad, CA 92011



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*** WED OCT 2, 2103 from 6:00-10:00PM In Washington, D.C. " 2013 EVENING with the 21st Annual STARS of ENERGY EFFICIENCY AWARDS DINNER " The Alliance to Save Energy Using Less. Doing more. presents The 2013 Stars of Energy Efficiency Are... Seven diverse, yet equally outstanding leaders in energy efficicency! Congratulations to the 2013 Star of Energy Efficiency Award Recipients: Secretary of Navy Ray Mabus has been selected by Senator Mark Warner (D-Va.) to receive the prestigious Chairman’s Award for his commitment to helping make the U.S. Navy a global leader in energy efficiency. Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) will receive the Charles H. Percy Award for Public Service for its investments to spur energy efficiency improvements for businesses and homes in 10 Northeastern states. Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) is awarded the Galaxy Star award for implementing a comprehensive sustainability plan which achieved outstanding energy and energy efficiency improvements in the Metro’s fleet and buildings. Lime Energy is the recipient of the Super Nova Star award for its Small Business Direct Install model which works with nine utilities in six states to help small businesses become more energy efficient. Keystone HELP is this year’s Andromeda Star award recipient for providing low-cost financing options to help Pennsylvania residents perform energy-saving ENERGY STAR improvements in their homes. Whirlpool Corporation is this year’s Innovative Star of Energy Efficiency award recipient for introducing a new line of Smart Grid home appliances that will educate consumers on how to avoid peak times to maximize energy efficiency. The Building and Construction Authority of Singapore is receiving the International (I-Star) award for its commitment to achieve a national target of greening at least 80% of the buildings in Singapore by 2030. Join us! Over 500 industry leaders, including members of Congress, high-ranking administration officials, and titans of industry, will gather on October 2nd at the Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium in Washington, D.C. to raise a glass in recognition of the monumental achievements made by these stellar award winners. Learn more about the 2013 award recipients via the tabs on the dinner homepage: http://www.ase.org/event/2013-evening-stars-energy-efficiency-awards-dinner Become a part of this 21st annual celebration by contacting Marcy Devaney for information about sponsorship, tables and seating options. We look forward to seeing you in your black-tie best in October! Where: Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium, Washington D.C.



*** OCT. October 24: VOW's 5th Annual Beyond Borders Benefit when we will honor the Cesar Chavez Service Clubs. ***November 8: Five Rings Financial will stage a 2nd Expo to benefit VOW. email: [address removed] phone:[masked] web: http://www.voicesofwomen.org

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★ ★ ★ ***** II. ANNOUNCEMENTS & INFO ****** ★ ★ ★

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★ # 1. This plays a YouTube video of it using this link:

http://www.thedreamisnow.org/documentary

You do not have to download it just play the video
Need to correct the links in your email
★ # 2. Federal judge accused of saying minorities predisposed to commit violent crime... Go to: http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/ticket/federal-judge-accused-saying-minorities-predisposed-commit-violent-184459813.html


★ # 3. Clean Elections Campaign - June Update- "Keep it going!" Hi Everyone - Exciting news this month. First up, we got a letter to the letter printed in the U-T this past Friday in support of clean elections by clean elections supporter, Janet Kaye. Please take a minute, put a few thoughts together and send in a letter in support of clean elections. Sending a letter by e mail is easy. It is only a click away and it works to make reference to her letter. And the U-T has a policy that the more letters they get on a subject, the more they print. Following her letter are directions by the U-T on how to submit letters. Points covered this month: - Janet Kaye's letter to the editor - U-T's directions on writing letters - Big surge in contributions - thank you! - Phone bank set-up for Monday, June 17 at 7pm - Come join us!

******************************** Union-Tribune Friday, May 31, 2013 Letters to the Editor Politicians beholden to their donors In response to the U-T article “Political party donations cap sought” (Local, May 16): Mr. Hartley has my support, as well as my husband’s, on exploring the remedy to exorbitant amounts of money spent on political campaigns. It is clearly, in my opinion, the legal buying of votes for a project and influence. “Clean Elections” seems like common sense. Many years ago I was asked to run for political office. While flattered, I knew this would cost money that I did not have, and change my family life. The only way I would be able to finance a campaign would be through developer and corporate contributions. For sure, I would be beholden to those fine people paying for professional signage and airtime. When their projects are up for a vote, I would have to recuse myself. Otherwise, of course I would vote in favor. It is the supreme conflict of interest. How could it not be? These folks “put me in office,” wined and dined me, bought me trips and game tickets. How great is that! My suggestion is to return to small donations by many people for basic PR materials. Put the huge corporate contributions to causes that matter to more people, not just the privileged few. Janet Kaye Linda Vista

******************************** To be considered for publication, a letter must include a daytime phone number and, if faxed or mailed, be signed. E-mail it to [address removed], or fax it to (619) 260-5081. You can also send it to Letters Editor, The San Diego Union-Tribune, P.O. Box[masked], San Diego, CA 92112-0191.

********************************************* We got a big surge in contributions this month! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! Thanks to all who contributed this month! It will be difficult to impossible to put our clean elections measure on the ballot without building up a campaign chest. Thanks to all of you who have stepped up to make a difference! For those who have not yet had a chance to contribute, please consider contributing a small amount: $5, $10 or $15, each month by Pay Pal or if it is your desire, sent in a check. To contribute, go to our web page: www.sdcleanelections.org and click on the contribute button in the middle of the page.

********************************************* Join Us for our first 2013 Phone Bank Thanks to Terri Prevost, we will launch our first Phone Bank on Monday, June 17 at 6pm. Call for the address and bring a cell phone! We will be contacting Clean Elections supporters. John Hartley - Campaign Coordinator: Clean Elections Campaign -[masked] Realtor - Century 21 Horizon - CA DRE:[masked]
★ # 3. Three Years of the Affordable Care Act: Counting the Benefits, Countdown to Coverage www.health-access.org Three Years of the Affordable Care Act: Counting the Benefits, Countdown to Coverage A Report on ACA Implementation in California: March 21, 2013 One Million More Californians Covered Under ACA’s New Options Urgent Work for California Policymakers to Continue Our State’s Leadership In Implementing and Improving Health Reform to Be Ready in 2014 In the three years since the enactment of the Affordable Care Act, the law has seen dozens of legislative challenges; judicial challenges leading all the way up to the Supreme Court; and political challenges, including a presidential campaign between two candidates with starkly different positions on whether to move forward with reform. But the Affordable Care Act survived it all.

★ # 4. INSTANT ACTION for the California DISCLOSE Act! www.caclean.org

Hi, California can strike a blow against Citizens United by passing the California DISCLOSE Act, a bill that would shine a bright light on the shadowy interests who depend on secrecy to influence elections. The California DISCLOSE Act (Senate Bill 52, Leno-Hill), sponsored by the California Clean Money Campaign and endorsed by Progressives United, local MoveOn.org counsels, and over 100 other organizations, would mandate clear and prominent disclosure of who is behind political TV, radio, print, and mass mailer ads -- on the ads themselves. SB 52 will stop special interests from hiding behind fake committee names by requiring ads to show their actual original contributors. Giant corporate interests are trying to kill SB 52. Join the California Clean Money Campaign and Progressives United by signing our petition to urge state legislators to pass the California DISCLOSE Act today. That's why I signed a petition to The California State House and The California State Senate, which says: "California State Senators and Assemblymembers: Vote Yes on the California DISCLOSE Act, SB 52." Will you sign the petition too? Click here to add your name: http://signon.org/sign/pass-the-california-disclose-4?source=s.fwd&r_by=474873 Thanks!

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# 5. ★ ★ ★ Cenk Uygur @cenkuygur > Prop C Wins: LA Voters Send Strong Message Against Supreme Court's Citizens United Ruling huff.to/1a5egd2 via @HuffPostLA --- Take That, Citizens United! In a blow against the Supreme Court's Citizens United ruling, the second-largest city in the U.S. sent a strong, if symbolic, message against corporate personhood and unlimited corporate spending on… ★ ★ ★
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# 6. ★ ★ ★ Be looking for notice of Robert Reich’s appearance in North County on Sunday, July 28th. I haven’t heard if a venue has been chosen. He was President Clinton’s Labor Secretary and one of the finer minds in the country. ★ ★ ★
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★ # 7. ALLIANCE FOR NUCLEAR RESPONSIBILITY : What exactly was Southern California Edison doing with our money during the first year that San Onofre was broken? "I DON'T KNOW...." and "I'M NOT SURE.... The witness chair is empty now, but it didn't make much difference when Southern California Edison's "expert" was sitting in it... Time and time again at the CPUC today these were his only answers under questioning by the attorney for the Alliance for Nuclear Responsibility.... Throughout 2012, while the San Onofre nuclear plant was out of service, SCE was supposedly reviewing the situation, making plans and figuring out what to do with their failed steam generator replacements. Exactly what were they spending our money on during that time? Well, it seems that they don't know and aren't sure... Is that the kind of business their CEO Ted Craver is paid $11.5 million a year to run? It doesn't sound like a prudent way to spend our rate money... Ratepayers deserve accurate, detailed answers, and the questioning from Alliance attorney John Geesman will continue throughout the week. We promise to get to the bottom of this, but we need your support. Please visit our web site www.a4nr.org and please support us. Donate now! The Alliance is supported entirely by people like you. All of the funds we receive are used for education programs and travel expenses. Funds received for the Legal Fund will be used entirely for that purpose. We have one part-time paid staff person; all other members are unpaid volunteers. Make a one-time donation below: Join the monthly giving program below: Donation Option: Tax-deductible donations to help educate the California public on the dangers of aging nuclear plants, including the daily production of high-level radioactive waste currently stored in fragile coastal zones can be mailed to: Alliance for Nuclear Responsibility PO Box 1328 San Luis Obispo, CA[masked] NON TAX DEDUCTIBLE DONATIONS TO PROHIBIT RENEWAL OF NUCLEAR POWER PLANT LICENSES • The Alliance for Nuclear Responsibility Legal Fund is seeking contributions from California residents to support legislation to prohibit license renewals for the state's nuclear power plants. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is relicensing nuclear plants twenty years in advance of license expirations. To date thirty license renewals have been approved by the NRC, despite the fact that there is no planned permanent waste disposal for the radioactive waste produced under continued operation. Donations can be sent to: Alliance for Nuclear Responsibility Legal Fund PO Box 1328 San Luis Obispo, CA[masked]
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★ # 8. [OccupySD] Video: Jeremy Scahill in San Diego go to: http://www.copswiki.org/Common/M1356 Whether you made the talk in person or not, you will want to watch this video of Jeremy's talk in San Diego.

Buy his book here: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/156858671X/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=156858671X&linkCode=as2&tag=citizens0a-20

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★ #9. From: Kaytee Riek, SumOfUs.org Subject: OFFICIAL REPORT-BACK: February-May 2013
Wow, what a spring! Together, we've been challenging retailers that are blocking an agreement that would end garment industry death traps in Bangladesh, fighting to stop the unprecedented death of bees worldwide, making sure the world knows what a tar sands spill really looks like, and so much more. With so much going on, we thought we'd pause our campaigning for just a moment to share a bunch of cool things we did together this Spring. Scroll down to read more. Thanks for being part of the Sum Of Us, -- Kaytee Riek, Campaign Manager P.S. You asked to be able to share these updates on Facebook, and good news -- now you can!
Campaign updates: . Please consider becoming a donor in order to help our movement grow!


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★ # 10.★ 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]
Interesting website.


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★ # 11.

SUSAN DAVIS! YEAH!- http://votesmart.org/...

SCOTT PETERS - BOOB! http://votesmart.org/...

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★ # 12 . ★ ★ ★ " VOICES OF WOMEN - VOW " ★ EVENTS TO COME IN ★: A Supporters' salon about women and girls as "leaders" featuring VOW's Board Director Debbie Martinez. ***June 19: VOW & Mo'olelo 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 24: VOW's 5th Annual Beyond Borders Benefit when we will honor the Cesar Chavez Service Clubs. November 8: Five Rings Financial will stage a 2nd Expo to benefit VOW. email: [address removed] phone:[masked] web: http://www.voicesofwomen.org
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★ ★ ★       III. LINKS      ★ ★ ★

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LINK: Here are some YouTube links related to last night’s DFA/PDA discussions. You might want to forward them to the group. This is the link to “The Dream is Now,” Which is a 30 minute documentary about immigration. http://YouTu.be/zfiInvpjPtI

LINK: And people might be interested in a one and a half minute video Mike and John put together last year about San Onofre and Brian Bilbray at: http://YouTu.be/HOZhB-I_mqc

LINK:★ FREE BUMPER STICKER: Democracy for America Liked · 13 hours ago FREE BUMPER STICKER! Show that you stand with America's future -- Let us know which you would like and we'll put one in the mail. Sign up here: http://bit.ly/12sWV08

LINK: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4HjZqDIfvN0 Former Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan will discuss his concerns about the inherent dangers posed by nuclear reactors. He will be joined by former U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission Chair Gregory Jaczko, who has emerged as a leading critic of safety at U.S. nuclear power plants. The Friends of the Earth event will be available live both to reporters in San Diego and via Webcast to members of the news media elsewhere in the U.S. News event speakers will be: The Honorable Naoto Kan, former Prime Minister of Japan from June 2010 to August 2011; Gregory Jaczko, former chair of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission from May 2009 to July 2012; Peter A. Bradford, adjunct professor at the Vermont Law School, a former member of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), and a former utility commission chair in New York and Maine; Arnold "Arnie" Gundersen, chief engineer of the energy consulting company Fairewinds Associates, and a former nuclear power industry executive; and Dave Roberts, County Board of Supervisors, San Diego. *** FRI JUNE 14 at 7:30PM What: Join supporters in San Diego to fight to reduce gun violence Where: 1363 El Prado San Diego, CA 92101 When: Friday, June 14th 7:30 pm http://my.barackobama.com/Six-Months-Since-Newtown-Events Thanks for keeping up the fight, Kelly Kelly Byrne
A live Webcast from this news event will be available to reporters outside of San Diego, CA., starting at 8:30 a.m. PDT/11:30 a.m. EDT on June 4, 2013, at http://av4b.com/live/

http://news.yahoo.com/former-japanese-prime-minister-ex-head-u-nuclear-150000654.html;_ylt=AwrNUbGhg7JRrxUAuAbQtDMD

 

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