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The San Diego Democracy for America Meetup Group Message Board › Events happening this Week Jan. 30 to Feb 5.

Events happening this Week Jan. 30 to Feb 5.

Carol C.
Group Organizer
San Diego, CA

***MON JAN 30 at 10:00AM OCCUPYSD will meet at CITY HALL. ALL ACTIVISTS ARE ENCOURAGED TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS EVENT. We need people to help with some elements of the event. No arrests of activists is anticipated, our actions are strictly legal. Contact: Ray Lutz
619-820-5321 /­ Where: City Hall, 202 "C" Street, San Diego, CA


*** WED FEB 1 at 7-9PM "SAN DIEGO DFA & SD PDA Metro MEETUP". Our Speaker will be MIKE AGUIRRE! He will speak about OCCUPY WALL STREET & OCCUPYSD & FREEDOM OF SPEECH. Where: Giovanni's Restaurant's Meeting Room, 9353 Clairemont Mesa Blvd., San Diego, CA 92123. ( At the corner of Clairemont Mesa Blvd. & Ruffin RD.) Info: Carol at or Mike Copass at Website:

***THUR FEB 2 at 11:30AM -1:30PM "LUNCH with the LEAGUE " How Can San Diego Create a Sustainable Energy Future? Our Speaker is *ROCHELLE BECKER*, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR of ALLIANCE FOR NUCLEAR RESPONSIBILITY (A4NR) for California Center for Substainable Energy. Cost at Door: $30.00 Register at our wesite: Where: Tom Ham's Lighthouse Restaurant, 2150 Harbor Island Dr., SD 92101. LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS of San Diego Event.

***FRI FEB 3 at 12:00pm Noon ***RALLY: FAIR DEAL OR NO DEAL! RALLY *** in SAN DIEGO*** THE TRANS-PACIFIC FTA: "NAFTA OF THE PACIFIC?" Trade Negotiators and Corporate Lobbyists from around the Pacific Rim will be in Southern California next week * SECRETLY HAMMERING OUT the FUTURE of GLOBAL TRADE RULES !* Sounds important, right? Yet, no one knows about it, and that's just the way corporations like it. While the AMERICAN PUBLIC IS EFFECTIVELY SHUT OUT of the negotiation process, there are over 600 certified "corporate advisors" charged with re-writing trade rules on labor and environmental standards, food safety, drug patents and hundreds of other issues. If Corporate America has their way and keeps theses negotiations behind closed doors, the Trans-Pacific FTA will almost certainly become "NAFTA of the Pacific"... on steroids. WHERE: University of California, San Diego* Location TBA *We can't afford to let the corporate elites continue to make trade rules for the 1% behind closed doors. Help us shed light on these dangerous negotiations. INFO & RSVP: go to­ Join the facebook event page. Any questions, email

***FRI FEB 3 at 7:00PM " THE LEMON GROVE INCIDENT FILM at the CENTRO CULTURAL De La RAZA " A Film Screening & Discussion on the Importance of FREE SPEECH by Filmmaker, PAUL EAPINOSA. Celebrating 100 Years of FREE SPEECH in San Diego 1912-2012! Where: CENTRO CULTURAL De La RAZA, 2125 PARK BLVD, BALBOA PARK. For INFO or to Sponsor an event. Please contact JERRY TOMASZEWICZ at 619-228- 8101 Ext 5 or Website:­

***SAT FEB 4 at 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM " THIS ELECTION YEAR: BECOME A GO TEAM PRECINCT LEADER! " Is your precinct covered by a party ambassador contacting voters to increase turnout? Come to a Grassroots Organization (GO) Team orientation and learn how to increase turnout in your own neighborhood for Democratic candidates. We'll provide all the materials needed to talk to voters about this important election, including trainings and tips on effective door-to-door canvassing, phone contact, voter registration as well as our voter contact plan for the 2012 elections. This is an informational training for potential and new precinct leaders, so anyone interested in finding out more about our GO Team is welcome! WHERE: SDCDP Headquarters, 8340 Clairemont Mesa Blvd, Ste 105, San Diego, 92111 Contact: (858) 277-2597 Website:­/gpzpp ........................................­.............

***SAT FEB 4 at NOON to 2PM "A QUESTION OF INTEGRITY: POLITICS, ETHICS, & THE SUPREME COURT" - A Documentary FILM released by The Alliance for Justice narrated by EDWARD JAMES OLMOS. Followed By A PANEL DISCUSSION! Panelists: Professor ALEX KRIET, Director for Law & Social Justice at Thomas Jefferson School of Law , And. President of the SD Chapter of the American Constitution Society. RIC BAINTER, Attorney & Member, Board of Directors fpr Califonia Common Cause. Where: Mission Valley Library, 2123 Fenton Parkway, San Diego, CA 92108-4739 Co sponsered by The League of Women Voters. RSVP & INFO: John Smith, Common Cause, 562-237-3482 Cell or

***SAT & SUN *** FEB. 4 & FEB 5 *** SAT: 8:AM - 6PM & SUN: 12PM- 6PM*(with a welcome event the evening of Friday Feb. 3 at 5:30-7PM) " CLIMATE ORGANIZING WORKSHOP in San Diego " Climate Activists! We're excited to let you know that staff will be conducting a special weekend Climate Organizer Workshop in the San Diego area the first weekend in February. There will be a Welcome Event the evening of Friday Feb. 3 at 5:30-7PM Note: Welcome Event location is TBD. Workshop times: SAT: 8:00AM - 6PM AND SUN: 12 PM - 6 PM (Appx). Where: Foothills United Methodist Church in La Mesa, 4031 Avocado Blvd., La Mesa, California 91941. These workshops are being offered across the U.S. and around the world with the purpose of building the strongest possible climate and clean energy movement to address the climate crisis by building the organizing skills of local leaders. The Climate Organizer Workshop will focus on campaign planning and messaging, including practical information on traditional and social media, campaign planning, engaging allies, and other critical organizing tools. Our trainer will share lessons learned from's experience organizing both local events and international campaigns, and will equip us with skills that can bolster the work we do locally and empower us to more effectively contribute to the broader climate movement. This is a unique and important opportunity to build relationships with other organizers, learn new skills, and to identify the strengths you have to be a movement leader. This training will be a chance for us to strengthen and grow our San Diego 350 leadership and brainstorm about actual projects we can pursue. TO RSVP: Please fill out our application if you wish to attend, go to: http://www.sandiego35...­ and we will get back to you as soon as possible to confirm. Deadline is Friday, January 27, 2012. There is no fee for participating ( is sponsoring the meeting and paying for the meals and materials) but in order to participate you will need to be there for the full training on Saturday and Sunday. We're currently accepting applications to participate in the Workshop. Space is limited, so please make sure to send us your application ASAP but no later than Friday, January 27, 2012. We hope you can join us More info: http://www.sandiego35...­. Please address any questions to Masada at Call: 619-335-1265 or email: Masada Disenhouse, SanDiego350 (Moving San Diego to a Clean Energy Future volunteers group), Co-Chair, Sierra Club San Diego Climate Change Committee, 619-335-1265, San Diego 350: - https://www.facebook....­ Thanks for helping to advocate for immediate, strong action on climate change.

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