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★ HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY INTRO...
Sorry for the One Day Delay! Thought you might like the following... Carol
FROM KOS DAILY:
Here are five stories on Daily Kos that will help restore your faith in democracy this July 4th:
• Rush Limbaugh admits StopRush is kicking his ass, by ProgLegs
• Ding! San Diego Chalker acquitted and idiot prosecutor condemned by mayor, by jpmassar *(my personal favorite)
• Triumph of the Homosexual Agenda, by Tom Tomorrow
• Oregon becomes the 16th state to call for an amendment overturning Citizens United, by Joan McCarter
• Want to see your NSA or FBI file? Here’s how, by David Harris Gershon
Have a great holiday!
Sarah Burris, Daily Kos From: "Sarah Burris, Daily Kos" <[address removed]>
★ ★ ★ I. CALENDAR OF EVENTS ALL LISTINGS! ★ ★ ★
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***SAT JULY 6 at 10:30am – 12:30pm CDP Region 18 Meeting The Southern Area of Region 18, AD 75 & 76 will be meeting in the Dorothy E. Boeger Building meeting room. This the building behind the main auditorium. Parking in the parking lot behind the building. This is now called the Park Avenue Community Center. Doors open at 10:00 am and meeting starts at 10:30 am. Contact Phil Hanneman for more information at [address removed] Where Park Ave. Community Center, 210 Park Ave. Escondido, CA 92029
***SAT JULY 6 at 11am – 1pm Pacific Beach Democratic Club Meeting Contact: [address removed] Website: http://pbdemocrats.wordpress.com When Sat Jul 6,[masked]am – 1pm Pacific Time Where Pacific Beach Recreation Center, 1405 Diamond Street, San Diego, 92109 (map)
***TUES JULY 9 at 7-9 pm Clairemont Democratic Club Meeting Website: http://clairemontdems.com/ Contact: [address removed] When Tue Jul 9,[masked]pm – 9pm Pacific Time *Where Boomerangs Gourmet Burger Joint, 4577 Clairemont Dr., San Diego, California 92117 ______________________________________________________
***WED JULY 10 at 6:00pm – 8:30pm Chicano Democratic Association Meeting When Wed, July 10, 6:00pm – 8:30pm. Business meeting of the Chicano Democratic Association.*Where: Malcolm X Library, 5148 Market St, San Diego, 92114
***TUES JULY 9 at 5:30PM/PT Please join me, REP. BARBARA LEE for a TELEPHONE TOWN HALL" Tuesday, July 9. Thank you for signing my petition to repeal the blank check for war. You are one of more than 84,720 people to do so, and I'm grateful. Please join me for a Telephone Town Hall on Tuesday, July 9. I'd be happy to talk about what's next and take some questions. We'll start at 5:30 pm PT. Sign up now: https://act.myngp.com/Forms/-4088986986675699712 Yours, Rep. Barbara Lee
***WED JULY 10 at 6:00PM - 7:30PM " STUMBLR Art ? " VoiceofSanDiego@org presents " REPORTER LIAM DILLION & City Council Infrastructure Chair MARK KERSEY for Reception & Infrastructure Discussion "hosted by the Jacobs Center for Neighborhood Innovation. Wednesday, July 10, 6:00 - 7:30pm. Join VOSD, reporter Liam Dillon and City Council Infrastructure Chair Mark Kersey for a free reception and discussion about the future of San Diego's long-neglected sidewalks and roadways. As a culmination of our Stumblr blog chronicling San Diego's worst sidewalks, reporter Liam Dillon will chat with City Council Infrastructure Chair Mark Kersey about the future of San Diego's roads, parks, streetlights and sidewalks. We will also be displaying artwork from and inspired by the Stumblr. Read Liam's post on infrastructure art here. The event is free for all attendees. Thank you to the Jacobs Center for graciously hosting the reception. ARTICLE: http://voiceofsandiego.org/2013/06/06/win-our-sidewalk-art-contest/ ★Register here: http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07e7qkfwkef1206cff&llr=kf5u9cdab ★ Contact : ZACK, Voice of San Diego [masked] email: [address removed] Reply-To: Voice of San Diego <[address removed]> *Where: Jacobs Center for Neighborhood Innovation 404 Euclid Avenue San Diego, CA 92114
The Art of Maintaining Our Streets & Sidewalks Join Us for a "One Voice at a Time" discussion with City Council Infrastructure Chair Mark Kersey Wednesday, July 10, at the Jacobs Center for Neighborhood Innovation VOSD reporter Liam Dillion "stumbled" on to a hot issue when he began investigating San Diego's nonsensical policies for maintaining city sidewalks. His reporting sparked heated discussions around town and eventually led to funding for a new half-mile stretch of sidewalk outside a San Ysidro high school and fueled the first-ever evaluation of the city's 5,000 miles of sidewalks. And let's not forget about The Stumblr blog featuring resident-submitted photos of crumbling sidewalks around San Diego. On July 10, we'll showcase some of the best sidewalk pics and talk streets and sidewalks with City Council Infrastructure Chair Mark Kersey at the Jacobs Center for Neighborhood Innovation, 404 Euclid Avenue. Join us for this free, open to the public event. Register here. We're also holding a contest for the best The Stumblr-inspired art. The deadline is July 8. Check out the details. And be sure to mark your calendars for our 3rd Annual Politifest Festival on Saturday, August 3 at NTC Liberty Station Central Promenade! ________________________________________________________
*** FRI JULY 12 at 8:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m . A Better San Diego Breakfast Discussion Fighting for Equality in the Workplace. Speakers will include Congressman Scott Peters (invited), Delores Jacobs, CEO, San Diego LGBT Community Center, and Stampp Corbin, Publisher, LGBT Weekly. Our monthly breakfast series will return next Friday as we discuss the continuing fight for equality in the workplace. Recent landmark Supreme Court decisions invalidated the Defense of Marriage Act and brought the end of Proposition 8, restoring marriage equality in California. It's a huge cause for celebration, but the work towards full equality continues. So to kick off Pride weekend, we'll discuss what comes next and what can we do together to achieve full LGBT equality sooner. A Better San Diego Breakfast Discussion Fighting for Equality in the Workplace 8:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Friday, July 12 Where: Sherman Heights Community Center 2258 Island Avenue, San Diego, CA 92102 See you soon! FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/events/541432022583681/ Reply-To: [address removed]
***SAT JULY 13 at 12pm – 2pm MLKing Jr. Club Meeting Website: http://mlkjrdemclub.wordpress.com/ Contact: [address removed] When Sat Jul 13,[masked]pm – 2pm Where Malcolm X Library, 5148 Market St, San Diego, 92114
***SATURDAY JULY 13 & SUNDAY JULY 14 From " SAN DIEGO PRIDE FESTIVAL" San Diego Pride is one of the most exciting and important events of the summer -- and we want you to be a part of it! Equality California volunteers and staff will be working the booth at Pride, collecting signatures in support of the Youth Equality Act -- a bill that would put an end to special tax rewards given to any youth organization that discriminates against LGBT youth and families. By now you have probably heard that the Boy Scouts recently voted to allow openly gay youth to serve as scouts until they turn 18, at which point they kick them out. They also continue to exclude trans youth completely. This continued discrimination against LGBT people is wrong, and the Boy Scouts should not be rewarded with taxpayer dollars until they lift the expiration date they have placed on gay youth in Scouting. The Youth Equality Act stands for full equality and nothing less -- and you can help make it law! If you would like to volunteer with Equality California at San Diego Pride on Saturday, July 13 or Sunday, July 14, send me an email or give me a call at[masked]-0405.
We have volunteer shifts to choose from on both Saturday and Sunday: Saturday, July 13: 11a - 2p / 1p - 4p / 3p - 6p Sunday, July 14: 11a - 2p / 1p - 4p / 3p - 6p Pride will be held at Balboa Park (6th Avenue & Laurel Street). Entrance to the festival costs $20, but if you can't cover that, let me know and we can make arrangements for you.
Please feel free to bring your friends -- the more the merrier!
Let me know which time you'd like to volunteer with us, and I'll get back in touch with more details! Happy Pride! Hitomi, and the EQCA Field team -- -- :::: :::: Hitomi Heap-Baldwin Field Intern Equality California :: Equality California Institute :: Office:[masked] :: Fax:[masked] :: www.eqca.org
*** TUES JULY 13 at 7pm – 8:30pm Central Area Caucus Central Area Business Meeting for Central Committee Members, Alternates and Associates. For 2013, this group meets the 3rd Tuesday of odd numbered months. Contact: Howard Wayne, Vice Chair, Central Area ([address removed]) When Tue Jul 16,[masked]pm – 8:30pm Where: SDCDP Headquarters, 8340 Clairemont Mesa Blvd Suite 105, San Diego, CA 92111
*** SAT JULY 20 at 1:30pm – 2:30pm Veterans Club Meeting We will consider endorsement in the race for the 80th Assembly District We will vote on the proposed Bylaw Amendments Contact: [address removed] Website: http://sdvetdems.wordpress.com/ When Sat Jul 20,[masked]:30pm – 2:30pm Where: SDCDP Office - Suite 105, 8340 Clairemont Mesa Blvd, San Diego 92111
***SUN JULY 21 at 2pm – 4pm La Jolla Club Meeting Contact: Website: http://www.lajollademocrats.org/ When Sun Jul 21,[masked]pm – 4pm Where: La Jolla Village Square Community Room (next to AMC Theater), 8657 Villa La Jolla Drive, 92037
***WED JULY 24 at 11am – 1:30pm Register New Citizens 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. Contact: [address removed] When Wed Jul 24,[masked]am – 1:30pm Where Golden Hall, 202 C Street, Downtown San Diego
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. ★ ★ ★
★ ★ ★ SUN JULY 28 at 4pm – 5:30pm ★ ★ ★ Pt. Loma Club Meeting – ★ ★ ★ The Climate Reality Project The Climate Reality Project, ★ ★ ★ founded and chaired by former Vice President and Nobel Laureate Al Gore, is dedicated to unleashing a global cultural movement demanding action on the climate crisis. Despite overwhelming international scientific consensus on climate change, the global community still lacks the resolve to implement meaningful solutions. Al Gore has personally trained over 4,000 presenters worldwide to deliver presentations in schools, homes, places of worship, businesses and government forums. These presentations both educate people about climate change, and build local networks of climate activists who work in their own communities and countries demanding solutions. For additional info call Susan Peinado at (619)[masked] or [address removed] Website: http://peninsulademocrat.wordpress.com/ When Sun Jul 28,[masked]pm – 5:30pm Where Point Loma Assembly, 3035 Talbot St, San Diego, CA 92106
***WED JULY 31 " WIP Women in Politics Event " - September TBA EMILY's List POP Training. Details COMING SOON
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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/
*** 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
***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:
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"
*** WED AUG 21 at 11am – 1:30pm " REGISTER NEW CITIZENS - DOWNTOWN SAN DIEGO " Come help us register new citizens to vote after they are naturalized at this month's ceremony. It's Fun! We'll provide the training and materials--all you need to do is show up! Civic Center Plaza - just outside Golden Hall downtown. Contact: [address removed] When Wed Aug 21,[masked]am – 1:30pm Where: Golden Hall, 202 C Street, Downtown San Diego
*** 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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***SUN SEPT 1 Tickets go on sale for ***TUES OCT 15 ALL FEMALE MARIACHI CONCERT October 13 *Where:On the green at NTC Liberty Station Tickets available on September 1.
***WED SEPT 4 at 7-8:45PM " San Diego DFA & San Diego PDA Metro MEETUP " • Guest Speaker: TBA . 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
__________________**SUNDAY SEPT 15 From 1:00PM to 4:00PM We are pleased to invite you to “Mayor Bob Filner's Birthday BBQ by the Bay” Celebrate the “People's Mayor” — a true champion for San Diego taxpayers, workers, and residents — who leads with passion, vision, and common sense. BOB FILNER'S BIRTHDAY BBQ is on n Sunday September, 15, 2013, from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. Where: Campland on the Bay (2211 Pacific Beach Dr., San Diego, CA 92109 Adults ($25.00 each) Children (Under 12) ($10.00 each) Total: 0 / Can't attend? Donate! $ Funds raised through this event support San Diego County Democratic Party (Federal Account) Go to: https://secure.actblue.com/contribute/page/filnerbbq
* Celebrate Mayor Filner's Birthday BBQ on the Bay: September 15 Reserve your space today so you don't miss out on the fun atBob's Birthday BBQ on the Bay in celebration of "The People's Mayor," Bob Filner. Join us on Sunday, September 15, from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. at Campland by the Bay on Mission Bay. Bring the whole family. Enjoy a slow-cooked, melt-in-your-mouth barbeque lunch with all the fixins, plus cake and ice cream, live music, sports, and special activities for the kids. You can also rent pedal boats, kayaks, Hobie cats, and jet skis ... or just enjoy a day on the bay. (Download sponsorship information and a detailed invitation here.) You'll also hear from special guests who want to honor Mayor Filner for his courage and his commitment to all the families and neighborhoods of San Diego. Purchase your tickets today at www.sddemocrats.org/birthday ($25 per adult, $10 for children under 12) or call (858) 277-3367.__________________
***SUN SEPT 29 at "24th ANNUAL AIDS WALK/RUN - ARE YOU UP TO THE CHALLENGE? THE LARGEST ONE DAY HIV/AIDS FUNDRAISER in SAN DIEGO COUNTY! " Summer To-Do List – Register for AIDS Walk San Diego! GO TO: http://events.thecentersd.org/site/TR?fr_id=1060&pg=entry In the wake of last week's historic marriage equality decisions, this summer could not be off to a better start! Now, you can make it even better by checking one more item off of your must-do list this summer – register for AIDS Walk today! It’s quick and easy and will leave you with plenty of time to prepare for all the fabulous weddings! By registering today, you'll jump start our fundraising efforts and help us get the word about exciting new additions to this year’s event. Not only does this year's event feature new routes for both the Walk and Run, but there will also be a fun and unique “Street Challenge” obstacle course! Early registration rates for the Street Challenge are available now. The 24th annual AIDS Walk San Diego will take place on Sunday, Sept. 29 in Balboa Park. This inspiring community event is San Diego County’s largest HIV/AIDS fundraiser – generating HIV awareness and much-needed funds for local HIV/AIDS service organizations. It’s vital that we continue to step up and support the approximately 12,500 people living with HIV in our community and show them we care. For more info, please check out our website at www.AIDSWalkSD.org or visit and “like” our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/AIDSWalkSD. Where: IN BALBOA PARK
*** 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]g 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.
***WED OCT 2 at 7-8:45PM " San Diego DFA & San Diego PDA Metro MEETUP • Guest Speaker: TBA . 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
***FRIDAY & SATURDAY ***OCTOBER 4 & 5 *** San Diego County Democratic Convention! The registration deadline is just two months away, on September 4, so don't delay! *** WHERE: at Pala Casino & Resort 11154 Highway 76, Pala, CA 92059 (View a schedule and more details at www.sddemconvention.org.) All of the "Package" options below include the reception and dinner on Friday, Convention registration and the luncheon on Saturday, and a guest room at Pala on Friday night. Alternatively, you may pay for the Friday or Saturday events individually, without the overnight stay. We will email you immediately after you register to gather any other details needed for your reservation. Feel free to contact the Democratic Party at (858)[masked] or [address removed] for assistance or more details. REGISTER at: https://secure.actblue.com/page/sddemconvention
** Registration is now open for the San Diego County Democratic Convention! The registration deadline is just two months away, on September 4, so don't delay! Experience a political convention this October 4-5 that's fun, informative, affordable, and close to home. We expect space to fill up quickly at our spectacular venue, Pala Casino Spa & Resort, so make your reservation today at the new Convention website: www.sddemconvention.org For as little as $45 you can register for a full day of activities including breakfast, workshops, general sessions, and more. Or select the All-Inclusive Package for $240 and enjoy a Chair's Reception and dinner on Friday, a guest room Friday night at Pala's award-winning resort, and a special luncheon on Saturday (per person, based on double occupancy). he fifth biennial Convention organized by the San Diego County Democratic Party, this year's event will include participation from many Democrats in neighboring counties, making it Southern California's Democratic event of the year. You'll meet and hear from statewide and local candidates and elected officials, participate in stimulating trainings and panel discussions, and enjoy networking and socializing with Democrats from throughout the region. The registration deadline is just two months away, on September 4, so don't delay! Sign up at www.sddemconvention.org email: i[address removed], or call (858) 277-3367.
***TUES OCT 15 ALL FEMALE MARIACHI CONCERT October 13 On the green at NTC Liberty Station Tickets available on September 1.
***TUES 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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***WED NOV 6 at 7-8:45PM " San Diego DFA & San Diego PDA Metro MEETUP " • Guest Speaker: TBA . 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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***WED DEC 4 at 7-8:45PM " San Diego DFA & San Diego PDA Metro MEETUP " • Guest Speaker: TBA . 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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★ # 1. CPI: Next Steps: Prevailing Wage at City council! Hi Everyone- Congratulations! Because of Participation and community support from folks like you, the Prevailing Wage Ordinance moved forward out of Rules Committee this past week on June 19th. We had great turnout and community speakers, and we are excited that this is continuing to move forward in a timely matter. But we aren’t done yet, we are going to need more community support at the end of July. We are waiting for the date to be set for the full council hearing and will keep you in the loop. NEXT STEPS: Full Council, end of July WHERE: City Council-202 C. Street, 12th floor Thank you! *Normita P.S. In case you haven’t gotten the invite, we are having a Policy and a Pint event tomorrow Wednesday June 26th, 5:30-7:30pm. to celebrate the accomplishments of the Community Budget Alliance this past year. It will be at Nate's Garden Grill (in City Heights) Address: 3120 Euclid Ave (between Home Ave & Ridgeview Dr): https://www.facebook.com/events/490722667673618/?fref=ts Norma Rodriguez Organizer Center on Policy Initiatives Cell:[masked] Office:[masked] ext. 62 www.onlinecpi.org | Connect with CPI on Facebook or Twitter @onlineCPI
# 3. Good Article in reference Supreme Court Ruling on Voting Rights Act - ★ ★ ★ FIRST 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… ★ ★ ★
# 4. ★ ★ ★ 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. ★ ★ ★
★ # 5. NO LABELS EVENT: Carol, The Problem Solvers are about to do something big. We’re about to make an announcement, and I want you to be there. Since I signed on as honorary co-chair of No Labels in January, the coalition has already grown to 78 Democrats and Republicans. We’re not just building trust, we’re ready to solve problems. Back in West Virginia, Democrats and Republicans working together was just called problem solving -- but in D.C., it’s big news. And with 78 members, we’re turning heads in Washington and across the country. Will you join me and the Problem Solvers in Washington, D.C., on July 18 for our unveiling? I don’t want to give away the surprise, but I will tell you the Problem Solvers are doing something very different in Washington. If you join us, you’ll get to take part in the big unveiling and you will gain access to an exclusive citizens’ training on how to make a difference in Washington and in your district. Click here to RSVP that you’ll be there, and the folks at No Labels will give you a call to confirm the details. Can’t wait to see you there. Sen. Joe Manchin P.S. If you can’t come, click here to get an update on July 18 with an exclusive look at what’s happening. Join & RSVP: http://hq.nolabels.org/page/s/062713-ap-mi Joe Manchin <[address removed]>
★ # 6. – CLEAN ELECTIONS CAMPAIGN: John Hartley <[address removed]> Subject: Clean Elections Campaign - July Update Date: July 3,[masked]:09:26 PM PDT To: John Hartley <[address removed]>Clean Elections Campaign - July Update
Why are we fighting for Clean Elections for the City of San Diego? Here are some reasons why clean elections would empower our city's neighborhoods and all San Diegans! ----- Clean Elections will get City Hall to pay attention to neighborhoods! ----- Clean Elections makes elected officials accountable to voters, not donors! ----- Clean Elections means that the best candidates, not just the wealthiest candidates, can pursue elected office!
How would Clean Elections Work? ----- Clean Elections wishing to run"Clean", would have to collect 500 individual $5 contributions for the Clean Money Fund, from registered voters. ----- They would have to agree to accept no campaign money from donors. ----- They would have to agree to spend no campaign money from their own pocket.
Our targeted election is now November 2016 - Why? We want the largest voter turn-out possible and that will be the November 2016 general elections.
What can we do between now and then? Right now we are raising and stockpiling a campaign war chest and reaching out to educate community groups to share the advantages of clean elections to neighborhoods.
Another thank you to those who have contributed financially and to those who have come forward to help volunteer. For those who can help financially, you can go to our web page: www.sdcleanelections.org and follow the directions in the middle of the home page, to contribute. You can help with a small amount, $5, $10 or $15 or more a month through Pay Pal, or make a one time contribution or get instructions on how to send in a check.
Anything you can do, is appreciated! How can I volunteer? We do need volunteers at our monthly phone bank. This month it will be on the third Tuesday, July 16, starting at 6pm. If you can help, call me, John Hartley at[masked], for directions. We also need volunteers who are willing to speak to groups about clean elections. Training is available. Call about this too. Clean Elections on the radio this July fourth! Join us tomorrow to hear the advantages of Clean Elections! As the Clean Election campaign coordinator, I will be interviewed on the new east county community radio station, KNSJ 89, tomorrow, July 4, between 4pm and 5pm at the World Beat Center in Balboa Park. Come join us! John Hartley - Campaign Coordinator: Clean Elections Campaign -[masked] Realtor - Century 21 Horizon - CA DRE:[masked]
★ # 7. 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!
★# 8. ★ Cenk Uygur @cenkuygur > Prop C Wins: LA Voters Send Strong Message Again
★ # 9. ALLIANCE FOR NUCLEAR RESPONSIBILIITY <[address removed]> Subject: FIREWORKS AT 77 BEALE STREET!! Reply-To: Alliance for Nuclear Responsibility <[address removed]> A4NR kicks off the 4th of July by tossing a lit firecracker under the door at PG&E's headquarters in San Francisco....with the filing of our legal brief on the inability of Diablo Canyon to meet its seismic design basis-our testimony is quite the read-filled with confidential internal memos and covert emails between PG&E and the NRC. Add this to your summer thriller list: (http://a4nr.org/?p=2758). It appears Diablo Canyon cannot meet its original seismic safety design basis after the discovery of the Shoreline Fault, and it will take a major breach of law to prevent a likely premature retirement of DCPP. A4NR is questioning what we see as the cover up of this important issue. The New Times did an excellent job of covering this design conundrum: http://www.newtimesslo.com/news/9668/calculational-garbage/ And an editorial: http://www.newtimesslo.com/shredder/9677/regulatory-meltdown/ At the same time, we are saddened to announce legislation sponsored by A4NR - the Nuclear Energy Planning and Responsibility Act (SB 418) - was defeated in an Assembly committee vote. Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (the bill's author) never wavered for a moment-she and her staff gave it her "Hannah-Best" effort. Former Senator Sam Blakeslee made his first appearance in Sacramento to support our bill, and former California Energy Commissioner (and A4NR attorney) John Geesman made excellent arguments. Both The Utility Reform Network (TURN) and the Division of Ratepayer Advocates (DRA) were there in support. We thank each of these individuals and organizations and are grateful for the time they took to protect ratepayers. Only Assemblyman Paul Fong voted "yes" at the hearing, with assembly members Nancy Skinner and Das Williams of Santa Barbara adding their "yes" votes while the roll call was still open. Assemblyman Bill Quirk (yep, his real name) is a nuclear physicist who believes the NRC is infallible and the CPUC over-regulated. He was the only member of the committee who volunteered opposing comments and his voice carried weight with so many newly elected representatives. Other committee members bought into PG&E's story that they had already covered the seismic, waste storage and water impacts in their unsuccessful 2010 application for license renewal. A4NR found PG&E's argument puzzling as their last study was done a year before Fukushima and the NRC's new waste policy, so the costs of both events were unknown at the time. Finally, Scott Wetch, lobbying for the Brotherhood of Electrical Workers and other trade unions stated that their legal analysis showed that this bill would have curtailed current capital improvement projects at the plant, causing massive layoffs. This is not true, and their legal analysis (and its conclusions) somehow never found its way into the legislative background the assembly committee prepared for its members regarding this bill. If you've seen it, please let us know!! A4NR won round one with the dismissal of PG&E's 2010 application to fund their license renewal. PG&E won round two with the demise of SB 418, but we will continue to educate these elected officials at every opportunity. As all of you know this has been, and will continue to be a long fight, but A4NR is in it to win and we only get stronger. Next up: Senator Padilla's hearing on "Life without SONGS" will be July 10th in Sacramento, and July 11th Independent Panel for PG&E's seismic studies meets in San Francisco. A4NR will be at both events, continuing to voice ratepayer concerns. On July 15th we will attend (and our attorney will be on the panel) for the California Energy Commission/CPUC/ISO meeting on SONGS decommissioning and transition to non-nuclear generation in Southern California. Please continue to join our efforts. This is a long road, but having your support is vital to maintain our ability to keep the public's voice before these decision makers. Persistence! In Peace, Rochelle [address removed] www.a4nr.org
★ # 9. FROM VERA: This organization seems to be on track to help us turn around the corporate corruption that’s taken hold of our government. I think it’s worth joining. Lawrence Lessig worked very closely with Aaron Schwartz who fought for transparency during his short but very productive life. Lawrence now wants to carry out that important mission.
I hope this is Worth your consideration and time Winds of Change....
Warren Buffet is asking each addressee to forward . In three days, most people in The United States of America will have this message.
This is one idea that really should be passed around *Congressional Reform Act of 2013
1. No Tenure / No Pension. A Congressman/woman collects a salary while in office and receives no pay when they're out of office.
2. Congress (past, present & future) participates in Social Security. All funds in the Congressional retirement fund move to the Social Security system immediately. All future funds flow into the Social Security system, and Congress participates with the American people. It may not be used for any other purpose.
3. Congress can purchase their own retirement plan, just as all Americans do.
4. Congress will no longer vote themselves a pay raise.Congressional pay will rise by the lower of CPI or 3%.
5. Congress loses their current health care system and participates in the same health care system as the American people.
6. Congress must equally abide by all laws they impose on the American people.
7. All contracts with past and present Congressmen/women are void effective 12/31/13. The American people did not make this contract with Congressmen/women. Congressmen/women made all these contracts for themselves. Serving in Congress is an honor, not a career.
The Founding Fathers envisioned citizen legislators, so ours should serve their term(s), then go home and back to work. If each person contacts a minimum of twenty people then it will only take three days for most people (in the U.S. ) to receive the message. Don't you think it's time? THIS IS HOW YOU FIX CONGRESS! If you agree with the above, pass it on. If not, just delete
From : Lawrence Lessig, DemandProgress.org [mailto:[address removed]] Please join me now for an Ask-Me-Anything conversation on Reddit, or read on for details about a special announcement. ---
Many of you might know me as a co-founder of Creative Commons, and as the founder of Rootstrikers. But I was not the first among us #Rootstrikers.
It was Aaron Swartz who initially persuaded me that none of us were going to make progress on a wide range of issues — from Internet freedom to climate change — until we found a way to address the corruption of our government. As I recounted in a lecture after Aaron's death, that was in January 2007. Six months later, I announced that I was putting my work on Free Culture aside, and taking up the challenge of building a movement to fight that corruption.
For the first couple years, Aaron worked with me — first, as a founding board member of Change Congress, and then with Fix Congress First! But the urgency and opportunity of an Obama presidency led him away from a fight focused on corruption alone. That led to the birth of Demand Progress; Fix Congress First! then became Rootstrikers.
Today, I am incredibly honored and happy to let you know that these organizations have now joined leadership to become allies in our respective fights for a better, truer democracy. Rootstrikers will be the campaign finance reform project of Demand Progress, continuing to the work to bring more people into the movement to end the corruption in our politics. Demand Progress will help support that work, as it continues its own.
This does not mean that you're going to start receiving emails from both organizations (unless, of course, you choose to do so). But it does mean that our capacity is growing, and along with it, your impact as a member of our communities.
You can get a quick update on (what some call) "campaign finance reform" (and what I call "corruption") in this TED talk. It just this weekend crossed the 1 million views mark on YouTube and TED.
Finally, if you'd like to join the Rootstrikers list, please click here. We'll feed you with regular outrage (mixed with motivation) and we VERY rarely ask for money. (And soon, we're deploying an option to allow you to opt out of fundraising requests completely). I had always hoped that Aaron and I would conspire again to take on this corruption. Joining Demand Progress is as close to that dream as I will come, but it is a step in honor of his work, and his friendship. -Lawrence Lessig Paid for by Demand Progress (DemandProgress.org) and not authorized by any candidate or candidate's committee. Contributions are not deductible as charitable contributions for federal income tax purposes. One last thing -- Demand Progress's small, dedicated, under-paid staff relies on the generosity of members like you to support our work. Will you click here to chip in $5 or $10? Or you can become a Demand Progress monthly sustainer by clicking here. Thank you! GRRRR!
★ # 10. 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.
★ # 11. [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.
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★ # 12. 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!
★ # 13. REPRESENTATIVE SCOTT PETERS
- DIstrict #52
Washington DC Office
2410 Rayburn HOB
Washington, DC 20515
San Diego District Office
4350 Executive Drive, Ste. 105
San Diego, CA 92121
★ # 14 . ★ 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]
★ # 15.
SUSAN DAVIS! YEAH!- http://votesmart.org/...
SCOTT PETERS - BOOB! http://votesmart.org/...
★ # 16 . ★ ★ ★ " VOICES OF WOMEN - VOW " ★ EVENTS TO COME IN ★: A Supporters' salon about women and girls as "leaders" featuring VOW's Board Director Debbie Martinez. ***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
★ ★ ★ III. LINKS ★ ★ ★_____________________
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/12sWV08LINK: 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