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Sorry, miss Out 4/7 Meetup. I was wipe-out. See you in May, if not before.1. Notes from Meetup 2. Lots of Upcoming Events - April 8 thru April 18th

From: Carol C.
Sent on: Wednesday, April 7, 2010 9:50 PM
Notes from Meetup:

*IHSS - IMPORTANT NEWS & INFO: From Pam Hoye: IHSS stands for In-Home Supportive Services, a State program that enables low income seniors and persons with disabilities to receive personal and housekeeping assistance so we can remain in our homes. The governor has tried repeatedly through the years to cut IHSS along with other social service programs. He has openly declared his desire to end the IHSS program. While his efforts to cut funding has been repeatedly blocked, he was able to push changes through the Legislature last july, regulations that are are dehumanizing to both the seniors and disabled who need services and the caregivers who provide them. As public speaking is not one of my talents, I'm inviting those who are interested to read my editorial in East County Magazine. This will help the agenda move along. :) Miriam has additional coverage on IHSS; the keyword links are at the top of the editorial page. You can also email questions to me at [address removed] and I'll try to find the answers for you.

* - GOOD NEWS & INFO: ?Amend the Constitution.? That is the cover title for The Progressive Magazine?s April 2010 issue. In the lead article, Matthew Rothschild, the magazine?s editor, writes:?Make no mistake about it: The [Supreme] court?s ruling in Citizens United, if left to stand, will destroy whatever hope we may ever have had of democracy in this country. It will entrench corporate power as never before. And the promise of America will be dashed.? Rothschild?s article, which cites our Free Speech For People Campaign, is worth reading. It can be found here. And, last Wednesday, John Nichols of The Nation Magazine posted a blog piece entitled: ?Tell Congress to Get Serious About Corporate Campaign Abuse.? The piece discusses the Constitutional amendment which Congresswoman Donna Edwards and House Judiciary Committee Chairman John Conyers, Jr. have introduced to overturn the Supreme Court?s ruling in Citizens United v. FEC, an amendment which now has 23 additional co-sponsors in the US House of Representatives. Help us spread the word about this campaign to reclaim our democracy. Thank you and keep on! The Voter Action Team. P.S. Check out the new design for our website, It includes a box on the homepage for upcoming events. Let us know if you would like a Free Speech For People speaker at an event in your area. You can access the Nichols piece here:

URGENT NEWS & INFO: Breaking News Alert, The New York Times, Tue, April 06, 2010 -- 11:23 AM ET Court Rules Against F.C.C. in 'Net Neutrality' Case A federal appeals court has ruled that the Federal Communications Commission lacks the authority to require broadband providers to give equal treatment to all Internet traffic flowing over their networks. Tuesday's ruling by the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia is a big victory for the Comcast Corporation, the nation's largest cable company. It had challenged the F.C.C.'s authority to impose so called "net
neutrality" obligations. Read More:

HOPEFUL NEWS: Our market is being examined by a serious media buyer ... we are not, however, the only market they are keep your fingers crossed...

This is an important message about Public Access TV sent to me by Paul Giret.

Lots of Upcoming Events - April 8 thru April 28th

Thursday, April 8th, 6:30-8:30 PM, "Meet Crystal Crawford and Special Guest: Fiona Ma, Speaker Pro Tem", State Assembly candidate Crystal Crawford will be holding a fundraising event at the home of Jan Tuttleman. Special Guest, Speaker Pro Tem Fiona Ma will be headlining the event. Additional honorary hosts who will be in attendance: Congresswoman Susan Davis, Hon. Dede Alpert, Senator Christine Kehoe, Assemblywoman Lori Saldana, San Diego City Councilman Todd Gloria, Bettina Duval, California List and Lorena Gonzalez, San Diego and Imperial County Labor Council. Suggested contribution $100. Location: La Jolla, Directions upon RSVP Call: (734)[masked] Email: [address removed] Website:

Thursday, April 8, 2010, 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM, "Celebrate with the Chairman, Congressman Bob Filner" Evening reception with a VIP reception prior at 7:00 p.m. Cost: $125 minimum contribution. Location: Hilton Resort, 1775 E Mission Bay Drive, San Diego. Call: (619)[masked] Email: [address removed] Website:

Saturday, April 10th and Sunday, April 11th, 10:30am -1:00pm, "PATRICK FINUCANE for City Council District #2" Campaign Walk. RSVP for Location email: [address removed] We are also kicking off our direct mailing campaign. If you would like to help stuff envelopes we are working every evening. And as always your contribution helps us fight to improve San Diego. Thank You. Patrick Finucane. Call: email: [address removed] Website:

***Saturday, April 10, 6PM - 9PM, 30th Annual Eleanor & Franklin D. Roosevelt Dinner Keynote Speaker: DEBRA BOWEN, CA Secretary of State*** Holiday Inn on the Bay, Downtown San Diego. Call:[masked] Our County Democratic Party's largest fundraising and awards event of the year, the Roosevelt Dinner draws hundreds of community leaders, donors, volunteers, candidates, and elected officials. In this special anniversary year, the Party will be honoring past generations of activists as well as highlighting those who are leading us toward Democratic victories in the 2010 elections. RSVP: Call:[masked] Email: [address removed] Site:

Sunday, April 11, 2010, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM, Meet & Greet the Candidate/Conocer y Saludar al Candidato! Meet "Juan del Rio" - and many of the people he hopes to represent as SD County Supervisor - Dist 4. Special guests: Gracia Molina de Pick and Fernado Suarez del Solar. Tamales, beans & rice, jamaica and whatever food you might add to the table. Contributions appreciated. Location: Casa Linda Courtyard, 6675 Linda Vista Road, San Diego 92111 Call: (760)[masked] Email: [address removed] Website:

Sunday, April 11, 2010, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM, Kickoff Fundraiser for "Garver for 75th Assembly District". Paul and Loretto Garver invite you to their La Jolla home for the Kickoff Fundraiser for Paul's campaign to win back the 75th Assembly District. Let's recolor the 75th Blue! Suggested contributions - $50 and up. Location: 2223 Via Fresa, La Jolla. Call: (858)[masked] Email: [address removed] Website:

SUNDAY, APRIL 11th, 3:30 -5:00PM, Coffee with Congressman BOB FILNER & Outspoken Radio Personality, STACY TAYLOR, in a Coffee Party Celebration! KENNY ENG, Singer & Songwriter, will debuting his song especially written for the Coffee Party. Also, A.S. GRIFFIN renowned poet, will stop by with his decommissioned Cold War-era bomb filled with poetry. Join us all, as as we meet with Congressional Representative Bob Filner and Outspoken Radio Personality, STACY TAYLOR. The Congressman will share his thoughts on the major issues affecting our nation. He will also speak about the need for civility as we address the challenges that we face as Americans. STACY TAYLOR, A long time Southern California talk radio host who?s notorious political and social opinions have earned him respect and disdain (and job insecurity) for 25 years." Stacy was also the local voice for Air America's KLSD. Stacy will take a few moments to share his slant on today's politics.We also hope to make this event a celebration of the Coffee Party movement. RSVP: Frank Gormlie <[address removed]> Location: Queen Bee?s Art & Cultural Center 3925 Ohio St (between University Ave & Lincoln Ave) San Diego, CA 92104 (619)[masked] Website:
RSVP@ Site:

Sunday, April 11 at 5:00pm to 7:00pm, "Cocktails on the Campaign: Volunteer Orientation" Informational Meeting. Where: Bamboo Lounge. To see more details and RSVP, follow the link below:

Monday, April 12th, 7PM- 8:45PM. Come One, Come All! (Clairemont) MESA DEMOCRATIC CLUB MEETING. Guest Speaker: PROFESSOR CARL LUNA, Political Science Professor at Mesa College, will be our speaker. He will discuss the upcoming elections, June 8, 2010, and the political issues in the news today. Professor Carl Luna welcomes questions. There will be a Q& A session.
Location: SDCDP Headquarters, Ste. #105, 8340 Clairemont Mesa Blvd, 92111 Call: (858) 361- 1735 Email: [address removed] Website:

Tuesday, April 13th, 12:00 - 1:30 pm (during your lunch break), Living Wage 5th Anniversary Celebration Concert featuring internationally acclaimed Singer-Songwriter MICHELLE SHOCKED with local folk-rockers "ZenKeys Cooperative". City Councilmember DONNA FRYE will will Proclamation of the Living Wage Day. San Diego City Councilmembers * And YOU! Will you join the Center on Policy Initiatives and the Interfaith Committee for Worker Justice for this important event? Your presence will make a difference!!! Location: SD Civic Center Plaza,[masked]rd Avenue (at B Street), 92101 . Contact: Corinne Wilson: [address removed],[masked] ext. 23 Elizabeth Maldonado: [address removed],[masked] FACEBOOK Link: RSVP: (Downtown San Diego. Suggested Parking at Horton Plaza (3 hours free with validation)

Tuesday, April 13th, 5:30-8:00pm, "PATRICK FINUCANE for City Council District #2" Fundraiser Hosted by LCVSD, RSVP for location. Suggested Contribution $50.00* Any contribution is fine. We are also kicking off our direct mailing campaign. If you would like to help stuff envelopes we are working every evening. And as always your contribution helps us fight to improve San Diego. Thank You. Patrick Finucane. Call: email: [address removed] Website:

Thursday, April 15, 12-NOON, The CITY CLUB OF SAN DIEGO presents Luncheon at the Hall of Champions in Balboa Park. MICHAEL LONG will discuss his book, "First Class Citizenship: The Civil Rights Letters of Jackie Robinson." DAVE ROBERTS of the PADRES will talk about the meaning of Jackie Robinson in his life. The luncheon cost is $25. If you wish to buy a ticket to the Padres/Braves 3:35 game that afternoon at Petco Park, the cost is an additional $12.00 Also, copies of Dr. Long's book will be available for sale and signing. Details on the event are available on the web site: Reservations may be made by either calling[masked], or online

Friday, April 16 - Sunday, April 18th. ***"2010 State Annual CDP Convention"*** Location: Los Angeles Convention Center. Site:

FRIDAY Thru SUNDAY, April 16 to 18th, Please join us, SAN DIEGO WOMEN'S HISTORY & MUSEUM & EDUCATIONAL CENTER presents at the WOMEN'S HEAD TO TOE EXPO at the Del Mar Fair Grounds Coming to Del Mar, April 16, 17 & 18, 2010. Inspiration, Education and Entertainment await you! Attendees will enjoy a stroll in our shopping village and experience more than 200 local and regional vendors and exhibition. April 16 to 18th where we will have a "mini-museum" all three days and a VINTAGE FASHION SHOW on the MAIN STAGE on Sunday the 18th at noon. Call: [masked]-7963. Email: [address removed] Website:

Sunday, April 18, 10am-5pm "Voter Registration Volunteers Needed!" Earth Fair is one of the most productive and one of the most fun events of the year. Volunteers are needed to register voters. Please RSVP if you will be able to volunteer and specify the location, time you would like to volunteer. Training and supplies will be provided. All you need to do is to show up. Thank you for your support. Location: Balboa Park, San Diego Democratic Club Booth #125, On El Prado (Laurel Street Bridge) just East of Museum of Man, SHIFT: Two hours at a time of your choosing (Please specify). PARKING: We suggest you take public transportation - Bike to the fair. Free guarder bike area by Museum of Man - Trolley to downtown at 11th and C Street Take Route 7 Bus to park (Be sure to get a $5 day pass) - Driving - Free shuttle is available from two locations: City College Parking Lot 10:30a - 6pm Or County Admin Bldg (Pacific Hwy and West Grape) The world's largest environmental fair and Earth Day Celebration. Call: (858)[masked] Email: [address removed] Website:

Sunday, April 18th, 10:00AM, also EARTH DAY! We, SAN DIEGO WOMEN'S HISTORY & MUSEUM & EDUCATIONAL CENTER will be marching in the CHILDREN'S PARADE at 10AM & we have a BOOTH on THE PRADO all day where we will be offering WOMEN'S SELF-DEFENSE LESSONS during the day. Join us at the Parade or stop by our booth for a break, a chat and a lesson in self-awareness. Call: [masked] Email: [address removed] Website:

SUNDAY, APRIL 18th, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM, Fallbrook Avocado Festival -Voter Registration, Volunteers Needed to Register Voters at the Avocado Festival. Location: Main Street, Fallbrook. To RSVP Call: (760)[masked] Email: [address removed] Website:

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