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The San Diego Democracy for America Meetup Group Message Board › Event listings* MAY* JUNE 2012 ~ ***TUES MAY 22 at 5:00-7:00PM " HOWARD DEAN


Carol C.
Group Organizer
San Diego, CA

***TUES MAY 22 at 5:00-7:00PM " HOWARD DEAN IS COMING TO SAN DIEGO TO SUPPORT LORI SALDANA!" Where: Athens Market Taverna, 109 West F. Street, S92101

MAY - 2012

***THUR MAY 17 at 6:30PM - 8:30PM " Black Mountain Democratic Club presents "WHY INCREASED ECONOMIC INEQUALITY IS A DANGER TO US ~ SPEAKER: DENNY BRAUN Ph.D, " Professor Emeritus of Sociology, Minnesota State University -- Author of the book "The Rich Get Richer" Where: Mesa Village HOA, Rec Hall #1, 10550 Caminito Flores, San Diego (Mira Mesa). Contact: (858) 689-9185 Email: Website:


****** FR MAY 18 from 6pm-8pm PAT WASHINGTON'S 79th ASSEMBLY VOLUNTEER APPRECIATION PART~TO THANK ALL HER VOLUNTEERS! " This Party is for YOU! Come enjoy great food! great company and our heartfelt thanks. We are well on our way to meeting our goals for the June 5th Primary because of people like you. Yes, we still have a lot of work ahead. But, for now, we just want to thank you for everything you have already done. RSVP REQUIRED by May 16th 5pm to Volunteer Appreciation Party for Pat Washington for 79th Assembly co-sponsored by San Diego Unity League. Where: Home of Carlos and Linda Legrette, 1359 Grove Street, SD Why: Because you are awesome! Who: Pat Washington for Assembly and the San Diego Unity League at Washington for Assembly 2012, Assembly District 79 "Educator,Organizer & Leader” (619) 203-9440


*** SAT MAY 19th at 10:00AM -12:00PM ~ May 19th is ARMED FORCES DAY ~ Our speakers will be " SANDRA SILVA FICHTER, Vice President, VANC & PROMINENT VETERANS' . Sandra Silva Fichter, vice president, Veterans Association North County (VANC) and a U.S. Army veteran, will talk about that organization. VANC is a coalition of some 30 different veterans’ groups, and for the first time is establishing a new facility for all veterans and their families – The Veterans Association of North County Resource Center in Oceanside. This facility will provide a place or vets to meet, find support and referrals to other community resources. You’ll hear from prominent veterans’ activists who will speak about what their groups are doing to enable a smoother transition for the 80,000 veterans who live in North San Diego County Where: Woman’s Club of C’bad, 3320 Monroe St. (across from CHS Football Stadium). Contact: Carol Law, at 760-753-4082 or Website:


***SUN MAY 20 at 5:00PM - 8:00PM " WINE TASTING at SAN PASQUAL WINERY ~ FUNDRAISER FOR EAST COUNTY " Special Guest and Master of Ceremonies, Radio Talk Show HOST STACY TAYLOR, Musical Guest JOEY HARRIS of the BEAT FARMERS. Wine Tasting fundraiser to Benefit the East County Democratic Campaign Headquarters. Hors d'oevres by Celebrity Chef and La Mesa City Council Candidate PATRICK DEAN. Come on out and join us-great wine, great food, great Democratic company!! Where: San Pasqual Winery, 8364 La Mesa Blvd., La Mesa, 91942 Price: $50.00 / Person Contact: (619) 836-6766 Email: Website: https://secure.actblu...­

***MON MAY 21 at 9am - 2pm "UCSD - Library Walk ~ VOTER REGISTRATION " Volunteers are needed to register new citizens! Please RSVP if you will be able to volunteer. Training and supplies will be provided, so alll you need to do is to show up. Hope to see you there! Where: Above Price Center on Library Walk Near Giesel Library - Parking: I5 Exit La Jolla Village Drive Right on Villa La Jolla (1st light west of freeway) Straight into Gillman Parking Structure For more info call Greg: 619-565-7649



***TUESDAY MAY 22 at 5:00PM VIP RECEPTION/6:00PM FRIEND CELEBRATION HOUR with " HOWARD DEAN IS COMING TO SAN DIEGO TO SUPPORT LORI SALDANA!" Where: Athens Market Taverna, 109 West F. Street, San Diego, CA 92101 Donations: From $100.00 to $1000.00+ RSVP Online at:­ Phone: 858-381-2012

***TUESDAY MAY 22 at Howard Dean to Host Fundraiser for Lori Saldaña " We’re excited to announce 2004 presidential candidate and former head of the Democratic National Committee, Gov. Howard Dean, will be in San Diego on May 22nd to host a fundraiser for Lori Saldaña. Lori was named one of the Dean Dozen during her successful 2004 campaign for the California Assembly. The Dean Dozen were a group of 12 progressive Democratic candidates endorsed by Dean’s Democracy for America organization, which also included Barack Obama in his successful 2004 bid for the U.S. Senate seat in Illinois. To RSVP, call (858) 381-2012 or e-mail You can also purchase tickets for the event at Act Blue. More information on the event and reception is available at this Howard Dean Event Flyer. Lori is the in the front-runner in the race to unseat Brian Bilbray in the redrawn 52nd Congressional District!


***WED MAY 23 at 10:15am - 12:15pm "Register New Citizens at Naturalization Ceremony - Downtown " San Diego Volunteers are needed to register new citizens! Please RSVP if you will be able to volunteer. Training and supplies will be provided, so alll you need to do is to show up. Hope to see you there! Where: Civic Plaza , 3rd Ave and B Street In Plaza near Civic Theatre. Free parking is available for 3 hours if you arrive after 9:30am at Horton Plaza (2 blocks away) For more info call Greg: 619-565-7649


*** WED MAY 23 at 6:30pm - 8:30pm "VOICES FOR WOMEN presents MARTI EMERALD. CANDIDATE FOR CITY COUNCIL DISTRICT #9 ~ Join Us "CESAR CHAVEZ CLUBS " In these turbulent global times, the more information we gather from reliable sources the greater our understanding. Part of VOW's mission is to "expand knowledge of global issues through its educational programs." We hope you will join us on our journey. It is your journey too. And the paths shared by open-minded people are the paths to peace. Where: East African Community & Cultural Center, 4061 Fairmount Avenue,SD 92105 (Fairmount & University Avenue) ALSO: "July An African Journey VOW, please visit Email:


***FRI MAY 25 at 8am - 12pm "Register New Citizens - Chula Vista " Volunteers are needed to register new citizens! Please RSVP if you will be able to volunteer. Training and supplies will be provided, so alll you need to do is to show up. Hope to see you there Contact: (858) 277-3367 Where: USCIS, Field Office, Homeland Security/Immigration and Naturalization Building, 1261 Third Ave., Chula Vista For more info call Greg: 619-565-7649




***WED JUNE 6 at 7-9PM "SAN DIEGO DFA & SD PDA Metro MEETUP" - Speakers: TBA Where: Giovanni's Restaurant's Meeting Room, 9353 Clairemont Mesa Blvd., San Diego, CA 92123. ( At the corner of Clairemont Mesa Blvd. & Ruffin RD.)


***TUES JUNE 7 at 12:00 LUNCHEON - The City Club of San Diego presents "PHILIP K. HOWARD" Author of "The Death of Common Sense: How Law is Suffocating America is drowning: in law, legality, bureaucratic process". Abandoning our common sense and individual sense of responsibility, we live in terror of the law, in awe of procedure, at war with one anothe r. GOOD COMMON SENSE: The cost for the luncheon and program is $25 for members and LJCDS parents, $35 to non-members. Reservations: 619-687-3580, or, Details are at WHERE: La Jolla Country Day School (in the community room).


*** THUR JUNE 7 - MON JUNE 10 * THURSDAY THRU SUNDAY ***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. Email: Snail Mail: Netroots Nation 60 29th Street #664 San Francisco, CA 94110 Register Now! or email Raven Brooks, Netroots Nation -­

***FRI JUNE 15 at 6:30 to 9:30PM " 5TH ANNUAL* WINE * CHEESE & *CHOCOLATE FESTIVAL " Entertainment by: Sue Palmer “San Diego’s Queen of Boogie Woogie” for Music to Dance by Under the Stars. PURCHASE TICKETS By Calling (619) 233-7963 or online at:http://www.womensmuse...­ Where:Spanish Village Patio in Balboa Park, Spanish Village Art Center, 1770 Village Place, San Diego, CA 92101. We are located in Balboa Park between the San Diego Zoo and the Natural History Museum INFO: WOMEN'S HISTORY MUSEUM website: Call: (619) 233-7963 Email: /


*** SUN JUNE 24 at 1-4PM " DEMCCO FUNDRAISER" Donations of all kinds are needed! Please Donate! This annual event provides us with the funds to contribute to candidates and to other election-related matters, like operation expenses for No. County election headquarters, and so much more. Without this event, we wouldn’t be the vital force we are. Cost, food, beverage, speaker and other details are in n’ltr. It will be quite similar to last year which was great fun and moved right along. You’ll hear more later about final details. Where: Woman’s Club of Carlsbad, 3320 Monroe St. (across from CHS Football Stadium). INFO: Website: For Parade matters, contact Pres. Ken Clarence, 760-603-8600,

***FRI JUNE 28 at 12:00pm Luncheon The City Club of San Diego Proudly Presents: PETER EDELMAN, Professor, Georgetown University Law School . Author of & Speaking on: "So Rich, So Poor: Why It’s Hard to End Poverty in America” Members $25, Non-members $35 Phone Reservations: 619-687-3580, or, Details are at Where: El Vitral Restaurant, 815 "J" Street (at the north entrance to Petco Park) Event Sponsor: California Western School of Law


***SAT JUNE 30 at 8:00AM -4:00PM " CDC Leadership Training (Lake San Marcos)" This full day of training will include of a variety of political workshops intended for club/party leaders and activists who want to advance their leaedership roles in the Democratic Party. Participants will have the option to enroll in our new ACT - Activist Training Certification Program, which is designed to provide a network of certified activists for progressive campaigns, candidates and the Democratic Party. Where: Lake San Marcos Pavilion, 1025 La Bonita Dr., 92078 Contact: (858) 752-9544 Website:



***SAT JUNE 30 at 10am- Noon *DEMCCO will be participating in "OCEANSIDE INDEPENDENCE DAY FREEDOM PARADE " President Ken Clarence has arranged for a truck and flatbed trailer. He’ll need help with putting together the float. And people to ride in the truck and on the float. Parade starts at Wisconsin (in front of 101 Diner) and ends at Civic Center. Tons of spectators start lining up early along the sidewalks of Pacific Coast Hy. The 1st Marine Div. Marching Band always participates, along with local HS bands. The Base provides military vehicles as parade entries. A significant happening in a significant military town. And good exposure for the Democratic Party and DEMCCO. Please help if you can, whether you’re a DEMCCO member or not. . INFO: Website: Contact: Pres. Ken Clarence, 760-603-8600, INFO: Carol at

JULY 2012

***THUR JULY 12 at 5:30-7:30pm ROCHELLE BECKER, Executive Director, A4NR & JOHN GEESMAN, Former Executive Director & Commissioner, CALIFORNIA ENERGY COMMISSION

" NUCLEAR POWER IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA: CAN WE AFFORD IT? "The Nuclear promise power too cheap to meter? The Nuclear reality ~ Defective steam generators at San Onofre! COME & LEARN HOW YOU CAN ASSERT YOUR RATEPAYER RIGHTS. Earthquake studies to determine seismic risk at reactors!!! How much will it cost to store the radioactive waste for 250 years? $$$ UNKNOWN $$$ ASK QUESTIONS & LEARN WHAT CALIFORNIANS CAN DO TO CREATE ALTERNATIVES TO NUCLEAR POWER. What would it cost to plan a 50 mile evacuation zone around reactors $$$ UNKNOWN $$$ Liability and property damage costs if a Fukushima-like event were to happen in California? $$$ UNKNOWN $$$ Sponsored by SASC/ Presented by: Rochelle Becker, Executive Director of the Alliance for Nuclear Responsibility www.a4nr.orgJohn Geesman, Former Executive Director & Commissioner of the California Energy Commission. Where: California Center for Sustainable Energy, 8696 Balboa Avenue, Suite #100, SD 92123 (Plenty of convenient and free parking at the venue.) RSVP: / 858-829-2471



SEPT ~ 2012

**SEPTEMBER *** VOICES FOR WOMEN present " Youth-focused Theatrical Event about Peace" TIME & Details: TBA VOW, please visit or INFO: please phone: 858-642-6770 ____________________________________­_________________________

OCT - 2012

***WED OCT 18 *** VOICES FOR WOMEN present " 4th Annual Beyond Borders Benefit " TIME & Details: TBA TBD VOW, please visit­ ________________________________________­____________________




***CPUC approves less rigorous oversight for SONGS seismic studies ***Rochelle Becker, Executive Director of the Alliance for Nuclear Responsibility Website:


*** DEMOCRATIC VOTERS GUIDE *** http://www.sddemocrat...­



Green Party Voters Guide – June 2012 can be found here:­. (It’s also available from our website,



There is also additional information on some candidates (who provided info on their own campaigns on a voluntary basis) at the League of Women Voters Smart Voter website: http://www.smartvoter...­


We are looking for more volunteers to help us get our message to voters in the 79th Assembly District.  Please sign in to my website: Or, call (619) 286-9966. You can also email


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Please join us as your schedule permits.

***Pat Washington for the 79th Assembly * Yard Signs! Yard Signs are going to help us deliver our message throughout the district as the campaign goes into full swing



*** Lori Saldaña for Congress*** MoveOn members in California's new 52nd District voted overwhelmingly to endorse Lori Saldaña in the primary for the U.S. House. And encourage others in the District to vote for Lori, too! *** ________________________________________­________________________________

***All Our Endorsed and Recommended Candidates need help!!!  *******************


*  Pat Washington for 79th Assembly District:  Campaign Central 4857 54th Street, San Diego, CA   Phone: 619.203-9440.    Website:­­ Facebook:­


* Bob Filner for SD Mayor 2012:  Campaign Office: 1460 7th Avenue,  San Diego, CA 92101  Phone: (619) 231-6200 Email:­ Website:­

* Lori Saldana for Congress #52 District:  Campaign Office:  4310 Genesee Ave #109- San Diego, CA 92117.   Phone: 858-859-2012   Website:­

* Sherri Lightner for SD City Council District #1:  Campaign Office: 8340 Clairemont Mesa Dr, Suite #107 San Diego, CA 92111  Phone # is 858-454-4764   Website:­


* Marti Emerald for SD City Council District #9: Go to Marti's Website to Volunteer at  Website:­


* John l. Brooks, II for U.S. Congresssional District #51 -  Phone: 619-299-0787  Website:­ Facebook:­­

* RJ Hernandez , CA State Assembly District #77 - Phone: 858-356-2375  Internet:   http://www.rjhernande...­ ____________________________________­________________________________________­____

* George Schaefer for San Diego County Superior Court Judge Seat #25  in 2012  -  Phone: 619-298-4567  website:­ Facebook: George Schaefer for Judge 2012.  Twitter: twitter@GeorgeForJudge .............---------------------------­------------------------------------


* John Lee Evans for San Diego Unified School Board, District A  -  Contact Evans for School Board 2012 by emailing: website:­ To volunteer for Evans for School Board 2012 please contact Carol Hunter, Campaign Manger of Evans for School Board 2012 at­ ..............


*Richard Barrera for San Diego Unified School Board, District # D -­

* Mat Kostrinsky San Diego City Council Seat #7   - Phone: (619) 500-3580 website:­ ...........

___________________________________­____________________ Candidates Recommended:

* Marne Foster for San Diego Unified School Board District #E * Gregg Robinson for San Diego County Board of Education, District # 1
* Lyn Neylon for San Diego County Board of Education, District #2

* Terri Roberts for San Diego County Superior Court Judge Seat #24  in 2012






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