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The San Diego Democracy for America Meetup Group Message Board › Events & IMPORTANT!!!

Events & IMPORTANT!!!*** FRIDAY FEBRUARY 10, 2012 thru SUNDAY FEBRUARY 12, 2012 at 8:00AM - 10:00PM ***CALIFORNIA 2012 *STATE* DEMOCRATIC PARTY CONVENTION***We are proud to host the 2012 California Democratic Party Convention! Convention dates will b

Carol C.
cchangus
Group Organizer
San Diego, CA








Announcements:

*** VOTE FOR LORI ***
ON National DFA SITE! On Jan 24, 2012, at 11:49 AM, Joe Kocurek wrote: Go to link below and scroll to bottom to vote for Lori SALDANA






http://poway.patch.com/articles/democrats-split-lori-saldana-scott-peters-fight-against-brian-bilbray­

http://democracyforam...­






EVENTS:







FEBRUARY 2012 ~






***WED FEB 8 at 7:00PM " San Diego FREE SPEECH FIGHT COMMEMORATION at the Original SITE of the INCIDENT at 5th & "E" Street in DOWNTOWN San Diego " MUSIC * PERFORMANCES * SPECIAL GUESTS * During thre winter of 1911 & the Spring of 1912 members of the INDUSTRIAL WORKERS OF WORLD (IWW) and their allies in labor & the community engages in a PITCHED BATTLE AGAINST THE CITY ORDINANCE that BANNED PUBLIC SPEAKING in and around 5th & "E" Street. 100 Years of FREE SPEECH in San Diego 1912-2012! Where: 5th & "E" Street in DOWNTOWN San Diego. For INFO or to Sponsor an event. Please contact JERRY TOMASZEWICZ 619-228- 8101 Ext 5 or jt http://aftguild.org/f...­

***THUR FEB 9 at at 6:00 - 8:00 PM " You Are Invited to a reception to MEET NANCY KEENAN, National President of NARAL Pro-Choice America. " Nancy Keenan, the President of NARAL Pro Choice America is on the front lines of this battle every single day. Come meet Nancy. Learn the inside scoop about what's really going on in this political battle against women's reproductive rights. Let her know that you stand with her in the fight to protect women's rights. Join our us at the home of Francine Busby in Cardiff-by-the Sea. Address will be provided with your RSVP confirmation. RWR Members: $25 Non-Members: $35Da Daughters and Women under 25 Free RSVP Online Today: https://www.completec...­ or Make checks payable to Run Women Run Please note that it is for the NARAL event. Mail to 1521 Grand Ave. Ste D, San Marcos, CA 9206.8 Email: Francine@francinebusby.com




*** THUR FEB 9 at 5:30pm – 8:00pm Democrats, As a part of this year's California Democrats State Convention, we are working to make it clear to Tea Party Republicans like San Diego's Brian Bilbray that we are in it to win it! Join the San Diego County Democratic Party and the California Democratic Party THIS THURSDAY for a PHONE BANK to vote out Tea Party Republican Brian Bilbray. This phone bank into the NEW 52nd Congressional District will take place on Thursday at 5:30pm at the San Diego Bayfront Hilton. We will be calling Democratic voters in the District and asking for their support in voting out Tea Party Republican Brian Bilbray in November. WHO: San Diego County Democratic Party and the CA Democratic Party WHAT: Phone bank to vote out Tea Party Republican Brian Bilbray WHERE: San Diego Bayfront Hilton Hotel, Sapphire L For more information, please contact the San Diego County Democratic Party at info@sddemocrats.org or (858) 277-3367. Together we will let Tea Party Republicans like Brian Bilbray know that enough is enough. Thank you for being a California Democrat! Christopher Guerrero Field Director California Democratic Party






***FRI FEB 10 at 12:00pm-2:00PM " LUNCHEON FUNDRAISER for ASSEMBLYMEMBER TONI ATKINS" Please Join SPEAKER JOHN A. PEREZ CA, State Assembly Speaker - To Support ASEEMBLY MAJORITY WHIP TONI ATKINS. Gold Level Table Sponsor ~ $3900 Bronze Level Sponsor ~ $1500 Silver Level Sponsor ~ $2500 Minimum Contribution ~ $100 for Individuals WHERE: Hilton San Diego Bayfront, 1 Park Boulevard, San Diego, CA 92101 To RSVP or for more information, please contact Jessica at (619) 239-1721 or Jessica@kmstrategies.net. *Please make your contribution payable: to Toni Atkins for State Assembly 2012 and send to 330 Encinitas Boulevard, Suite 101 Encinitas, CA 92024. Info: Please contact Jessica at (619) 239-1721 or Jessica@kmstrategies.net.








IMPORTANT!!!*** FRIDAY FEBRUARY 10, 2012 thru SUNDAY FEBRUARY 12, 2012 at 8:00AM - 10:00PM ***CALIFORNIA 2012 *STATE* DEMOCRATIC PARTY CONVENTION***We are proud to host the 2012 California Democratic Party Convention! Convention dates will be from Friday, February 10 to Sunday, February 12, 2012. More details will be provided soon. Where: San Diego Convention Center, Hilton Bayfront Hotel Contact: (858) 277-3367 Email: rsvp@sddemocrats.org *** ***CALIFORNIA 2012 *STATE* DEMOCRATIC PARTY CONVENTION*** in SAN DIEGO!!!









***SAT FEB 11 at 8:00pm -10:00pm * CDP Progressive Caucus Meeting * Special Guest Speaker - " CENK UYGAR of "THE YOUNG TURKS" !!! Progressive Radio and TV shows. You need not be a member of the Caucus to attend - but you are encouraged to join. ($15) - Pay to Park! Where: California Democratic Convention Center (Hotel) - 1 Park Blvd, San Diego, CA 92101 Contact: (619) 962-9670 Email: vc-south@progressivecaucuscdp.org­ Website: www.progressivecaucusca.org






*** MON FEB 13 at 7-8:45PM "Mesa Democratic Club Meeting (in Clairemont)" Speakers We are lucky to have both, UCSD's Dr. Steven ERIE & UCSD's Valdmir KOGAN, co-authors of "PARADISE PLUNNERED: Fiscal Crisis and Governance Failures in San Diego. MDC meetings are held at the Where: San Diego County Democratic Party Office(SDCDP Headquarters), 8340 Clairemont Mesa Blvd., Ste.105, San Diego, 92111 (At the stoplight on Industrial Park Driveway & Clairemont Mesa Blvd. Turn right onto Industrial Park Driveway and drive down to Bldg #8340 and Suite#105.) Contact: (858) 361-1735 Email: president@mesa.sddem.org Website: www.mesa.sddem.org






***WED FEB 18 at 9:30am Join us for LORI SALDANA'S 52nd Congresional Campaign & Volunteer Headquarters KICKOFF! Our kickoff event will feature speakers, entertainment, refreshments and opportunities to join Lori's Campaign for Positive Action. To RSVP or for more information please call 858-859-2012 or email Info@Lori4Congress.com. WHERE: Visitor's Center in Mission Bay Park (just off the Clairemont Drive exit of I-5). HOW YOU CAN HELP: We have to raise another $9,773 to reach our goal to support the office opening. Please click here:https://secure.actblu...­ to help us reach our goal! You can also become a sustaining contributor by signing up to give a recurring contribution of $5, $25, $50, $100, or the most you can give. Your support will help provide our volunteers with the tools they need to walk door to door, precinct after precinct, to get the word out about Lori's campaign for positive action! Join with thousands of grassroots activists and Democrats from around the country to support this volunteer-powered campaign. Will you help us reach our goal of $25,000 by February 18th to get our walk campaign up and running? Click here: https://secure.actblu...­ to help us reach our goal! Thank you for all that you do! -Team Lori





***MON FEB 20 at Time: TBA " SAN DIEGO FREE SPEECH FIGHT FORUM" Where: Auditorium of the School of Leadership & Education Sciences Building, University of San Diego, Mother Rosalie Hill Hall. For INFO or to Sponsor an event. Please contact JERRY TOMASZEWICZ 619-228- 8101 Ext 5 or jtomaszewicz@unionyes.org Website: http://aftguild.org/f...­





*** WED FEB 22 at 10:00 AM - 12:00PM We need your help to Register New Citizens to Vote! Where: Golden Hall, San Diego Contact: (858) 277-3367 Email: info@sddemocrats.org Website: www.sddemocrats.org








***SAT FEB 25 at 10:0M "San Diego Democratic Women's Club Meeting" SPECIAL BLACK HISTORY MONTH PRESENTATION. Democratic candidates in races not already considered by SDDWC can seek Club endorsement in February by submitting completed SDDWC endorsement questionnaire via email (pdf) no less than ten days prior to the meeting on February 25, 2012. It is the responsibility of candidates interested in being considered for endorsement to contact the Club. Where: City Heights Library Community Room (upstairs), 3795 Fairmount Avenue. San Diego, CA 92115. Email: SDDEMWOMEN@aol.com.








*** SAT FEB 25 1:30-4:30 " SAN DIEGO BOWLING FOR EQUALITY " GET Your Tickets Online: http://action.hrc.org...­ Where: Kearny Mesa Bowl, 7585 Clairemont Mesa Blvd. San Diego, CA 92111 Individual Bowlers - $35 Lane sponsors - $125 Includes sponsor recognition of one lane. Participating Sponsors (includes 5 bowlers) - $265 (Saves $35) Includes sponsor recognition of lane and 5 bowlers. All purchases include a one year membership to the Human Rights Campaign. Website: http://action.hrc.org...­ Presented by HRC San Diego and several sponsors. E-mail: communityevents@hrc.org­




*** SUN FEB 26, 2012 at 11:00AM - 2:00PM ***Save the Date ***San Diego Champagne Brunch 2012 ***GAY & LESBIAN VICTORY FUND*** ***2012 is going to be an exciting year. *** *TAMMY BALDWIN could become the first openly LGBT U.S. Senator. * We have an opportunity to nearly double our representation in the U.S. House. And hundreds of other brave LGBT candidates will be running for public offices across the country. Where: The Catamaran Resort Hotel & Spa, 3998 Mission Blvd., SD, CA 92109 Kick off the race to victory with us at our San Diego Champagne Brunch on Sunday, February 26, at the Catamaran Resort Hotel & Spa. Go to: http://www.victoryfun...­ Gay & Lesbian Victory Fund: victory@victoryfund.org



*** TUES FEB 28 at 7-9PM " MOVE TO AMEND COMES TO SAN DIEGO: Public Talk with DAVID COBB ! David Cobb, is a fiery speaker, and former Green Party presidential candidate, is touring California giving his talk "Creating Democracy & Challenging Corporate Rule." This presentation is part history lesson and part heart-felt call-to-action! For RSVP & Details: http://movetoamend.or...­r Move to Amend will be in California this month, barnstorming through the state! Catch a talk near you and learn how you can get involved in the campaign to end corporate personhood and demand real democracy4. All events are open to the general public, public talks are free. Click http://movetoamend.or...­ below for more info about each event, including location and organizer contact. Where: First Church of the Brethren, 3850 Westgate Place San Diego, CA 92105 Event Contact: Masada Disenhouse Email: mdisenhouse@cox.net Phone: 619-335-1265







MARCH 2012 ~









***SAT MAR 3 at 10:00AM - 12:00PM " 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, CA 92111 Contact: (858) 277-3367 Website: www.my.barackobama.com/page/event/det­ail/gpzppv ........................................­................






***SAT MAR 10 at 5-9PM, '11th Annual SAN DIEGO WOMEN'S HALL OF FAME Induction CEREMONY & DINNER 2012" Inductees: 2012 Spirit is INGRID CROCE, ANNE HOIBERG, BARBARA BRY, LYNN SHENCK, MAKEDL CHEATOM * EMCEE is LESLIE LOPEZ, KUSI TV, Hosted by the Women's Museum of California , San Diego County Commission on the Status of Women, UC San Diego Women's Center - SDSU Women's Studies Department/ Where: McMillian Event Center , LIBERTY STATION, POINT LOMA< 2875 Dewey Road, San Diego, CA 92106 Reservations Required by March 1, CALL 619-233-7963. www.womenshallfamesd.org General Admission- $75.00 Senior -$65. Student $45.







***THURSDAY thru SATURDAY* MAR 15 thru 17 * "Citizens for Global Solutions 2012 Annual Conference" in Washington D.C. At the Citizens for Global Solutions 2012 Annual Conference you will be able to join us for three exciting days while we reflect on the inspiring social and political changes of the past year and look towards the way individuals can and already are taking power into their own hands. You will learn to successfully use your political voice at our lobby and messaging trainings, be inspired by international individuals who are changing their countries at this very moment, and spend a day inside the most powerful house in America: the White House! This Year's Conference - Will Include: Special Briefing and Exclusive Tour at the White House Lobbying on Capitol Hill with Fellow Activists Advocacy Skills Trainings from Issue Experts Space is limited and the White House activities WILL FILL UP, so register today for as low as $25! *** Schedule: Thursday - Lobby & Training Day (212 East Capitol Street; Washington DC) Friday - White House Briefing (17th & State Street NW; Washington DC) Saturday - Committees & Annual Meeting (1781 Church Street NW; Washington DC) ...more details to follow. To register go to this Website: http://globalsolution...­



















***MARCH DATES PENDING: City Club of San Diego presents Going forward we will hear on March 10th from David Rothkopf of Garten Rothkopf, author of, "Running the World: The Inside Story of the National Security Council and the Architects of American Power", from Phillip K. Howard, author of "The Death of Common Sense", and NBA Hall of Famer Bill Walton (dates pending).






APRIL 2012 ~





***SAT APRIL at 10:00AM - 12:00PM " 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, CA 92111 Contact: (858) 277-3367 Website: www.my.barackobama.com/page/event/det­ail/gpzppv



*** SAT APRIL 14 at 6:00 to 9:00PM " Eleanor and Franklin D. Roosevelt Dinner " "Save the date! More info to Follow Where: Holiday Inn on the Bay, 1355 North Harbor Dr., San Diego 92101 Contact: (858) 277-3367 Email: info@sddemocrats.







***THUR APRIL 26 at 7:00-8:30PM "DNC Caucus Meeting " Details, location and exact time TBD. Location: TBD Contact: (858) 277-3367 Email: info@sddemocrats.org Website: www.sddemocrats.org







***SUN APRIL 29 at 7:00-8:30PM "DNC Caucus Meeting " Details, location and exact time TBD. Location: TBD Contact: (858) 277-3367 Email: info@sddemocrats.org Website: www.sddemocrats.org








MAY 2012 ~



***SAT MAY at 10:00AM - 12:00PM " 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, CA 92111 Contact: (858) 277-3367 Website: www.my.barackobama.com/page/event/det­ail/gpzppv










JUNE 2012 ~



***IMPORTANT *** TUESDAY JUNE 5, 2012 is CALIFORNIA PRIMARY ELECTION Date *** TUESDAY JUNE 5, 2012


*** TUESDAY JUNE 5, 2012 is CALIFORNIA PRIMARY ELECTION Date ***TUESDAY JUNE 5, 2012


***THUR thru SUN * JUNE 7 thru 10, 2012 " NETROOTS * NATION 2012 CONVENTION " in PROVIDENCE, R.I. at 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM Eastern Time Zone. Where: Rhode Island Convention Center, One Sabin Street Providence, Rhode Island, 02903 401-458-6000 . Get Driving Directions Planner Netroots Nation by Follow Us: Find Us on Facebook. Contact Us - Email: registration@netrootsnation.org or Snail Mail: Netroots Nation 60 29th Street #664 San Francisco, CA 94110 Register Now! or email Raven Brooks, Netroots Nation https://www.cvent.com...­








SD DFA'S: My injury will keep me from attending many events this FEB. So, enjoy the events, especially, ***CALIFORNIA 2012 *STATE* DEMOCRATIC PARTY CONVENTION*** See you WED MARCH 7 at our next meetup. Cheers, Carol Changus
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