Announcing a new Meetup for The San Diego Democracy for America Meetup Group!
What: The San Diego Democracy for America April Meetup
When: April 1, 2009 7:00 PM
Where: Click the link below to find out!
Meetup Description: Our Guest Speaker is "James O. Goldsborough", an award-winning writer with a 40-year career in journalism, specializing in foreign affairs. His work has been in with many newspapers in Canada and the U.S. He will discuss "The State of the Economy, the Bush Legacy, and the Problems Obama Faces.? He will also touch upon his newly released book, ?Misfortunes of Wealth.? He is still on a book tour and will bring books with me. Anyone interested can pay by check or cash!
AGENDA APRIL 1, 2009 MEETUP
Moderator: Carl Manaster, Our Impeachment Guy is Back!!!!
A. National DFA 4 Questions
B. UPDATE: 1. SDG&E/Sempra's proposed Sunrise Powerlink -San Diego Hearing Update
D. Update: Blackwater
E.. New members: Paul, Jeanne, Jennifer, Miriam B., Gail, Cristina, life. Greg, Mohamed, Carl, Carlene, Judy Ki & Kira
II. Brief Report: Howard Dean is Back at the Helm of National DFA! Dean's first priority > Healthcare Reform. Howard Dean would like You to Sign Up at his new website: www.standwithdrdean.com ~ your friends, too!
"If Barack Obama's healthcare plan gets changed to exclude a public option like Medicare, then it i s not healthcare reform. Legislation rises and falls on whether the American public is allowed to choose a universally available public option or not." ... Dr. Howard Dean, Founder, Democracy For America.
III. Guest Speaker: Our Guest Speaker is "James O. Goldsborough", an award-winning writer with a 40-year career in journalism, specializing in foreign affairs. He has worked with many newspapers, including, San Jose Mercury-News and San Diego Union-Tribune. Currently, he writes a column for the Voice of San Diego, James O. Goldsborough will discuss "The State of the Economy, the Bush Legacy, and the Problems Obama Faces.? He will also touch upon his newly released book, ?Misfortunes of Wealth.? He is still on a book tour and will bring books with me. Anyone interested can pay by check or cash!
James Goldsborough was named the Edward R. Murrow fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations for the year 1973-1974, and served as senior associate and director of European projects at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace in 1979-1983. While at Carnegie, he wrote ?Rebel Europe: How America Can Live with a Changing Continent? (Macmillan, 1982). The book was acclaimed by Sen. J.W. Fulbright, chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, as ?the most perceptive and profound analysis of the reasons why the influence and prestige of the United States have suffered such a decline during the last twenty years.?
Flora Lewis, foreign affairs columnist for the New York Times wrote that, ?anyone who wonders why Europe is arguing with the U.S. should read this book.?
He is fluent in French, German and Spanish. In 1958-1960 he served in the U.S. Army, attached to Special Services. To see his full biography: www. jamesgoldsborough.com
IV. President Obama's New Organization ~ Update: How do we intregrate Obama's new organization w/SD DFA 2009 goals & SDCDP 2009 goals. Obama House Meetings regarding Service.
V. Round Robin: This is where everyone may speak on any issue for 1-2 minutes. Please keep statements brief so that we may accommodate everyone before 9pm
EVENTS: more Info> www.sddemocrats.org
APRIL: CDP Convention -- Sacramento. Fri-Sun,April 24-26. Earth Day: April 22nd
MAY 2ND:SDCDP Roosevelt Dinner. VIP:5:30, General: 6PM Dinner&Program 7PM,Holiday Inn-Bay,1355 N. Harbor Dr.*
Learn more here:http://dfa.meetup.com/23/calendar/9885316/