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EVENT LISTINGS * JULY * AUG * SEPT etc. ***AN IMPORTANT MESSAGE FRoM "DONNA FRYE" re: OUR RIGHTS % DEMOCRACY ***ANNOUNCEMENTS- INFO & EVENTS LISTINGS

Carol Changus
cchangus
Group Organizer
La Jolla, CA


***HEY! SD DFA MEMBERS & SD PDA METRO MEMBERS *** Please answer this Question: Do you wish to have our Wednesday, August 1, 2012 at 7:00PM -9:00PM "SAN DIEGO DFA & SD PDA Metro MEETUP"? Please email Carol at : cchangus@san.rr.com  THANK YOU ALL! Carol





 

 

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**IMPORTANT MESSAGE & REQUEST FROM FORMER CITY COUNCIL MEMBER &  OUR SAN DFA FAVORITE "DONNA FRYE":

Dear Friends,

The Brown Act is the state's open meeting law that requires local governments to prepare and post agendas for public meetings and disclose decisions made in closed meetings. The state will reimburse the entities required to comply with the Brown Act for the costs associated with these requirements because they are considered to be a state mandate.  When the state budget was adopted, the money to reimburse those costs was cut from the budget.

Since the requirement to post meeting agendas is considered a mandate, and the mandate was suspended, so was the requirement to continue posting public meeting agendas.  Open meetings would mean little without public notice of where and when they are scheduled and what business is to be addressed, or if actions taken after deliberation in closed session were never to be revealed.

The fact that many if not most local agencies pledge to continue complying with the agenda and disclosure requirements voluntarily is heartening, but will be of no consolation if and when an agency decides, for whatever reason, not to provide meaningful disclosures on an agenda or after a closed session.  In such cases the public will have no basis for challenging the secrecy and no remedy for correcting it.

Please take the following actions right now. Thanks,  Donna Frye

#1. What you can do locally  ~

Councilmember Marti Emerald is working to have the matter docketed at city council on July 24 to ensure that in the City of San Diego, the Brown Act noticing requirements and all legal remedies will be enforced. Please send her an email at martiemerald@sandiego.gov stating:

"I support your action to have the Brown Act issue placed on the City Council docket for July 24. We must  ensure that the city will continue its compliance with the current Brown Act posting and action disclosure requirements and their enforceability by any of the judicial remedies provided in the Brown Act."

#2. What you can do to help with a permanent, statewide solution   ~

There is legislation available to permanently correct this problem. Senator Leland Yee's Senate Constitutional Amendment (SCA) 7 would place on the statewide ballot a simple constitutional requirement: “Each public body shall provide public notice of its meetings and shall publicly disclose any action taken.”  If approved by the voters, it becomes the law and could not be “suspended” again without a vote of the public.  The bill is stuck in the Appropriations Committee, but that committee, by a majority vote, can pass it and send it to the Assembly Floor. It seems like some kind of political influence has stopped Senator Yee's bill from moving forward for a vote, but you can help apply public pressure to change that.

Please send Assemblymember Fuentes, Chair of the Assembly Appropriations Committee, and Speaker of the Assembly John Pérez the following message:

"Free SCA 7 (Yee) from the Appropriations Committee suspense file and allow the bill to go to the full assembly for a vote. Open meetings would mean little without public notice. SCA 7 is the only means of providing a permanent, express mandate for public notice of the meetings of public bodies and public disclosure of actions taken in their closed sessions - a mandate that will not be subject to suspension with the vagaries of state finances."

Hon. Felipe Fuentes (Chair)  Email assemblymember.fuentes@assembly.ca.gov

Hon. John A. Pérez (Assembly Speaker)  Email speaker.perez@assembly.ca.gov




*HI FRIENDS & MEMBERS!
I realize this takes tome to send these emails, but I think that this issues of Disclosure &  the Enforcement Judicial Remedies of the Brown Act are so important to our DEMOCRACY.  Donna's request is really the least we can all do to help save our Rights and our Democracy.
So, please take the time to send this emails.  Thank You All!  Carol, Organizer SD DFA,, email: cchangus@san.rr.com


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*TUESDAY thru SUNDAY * JULY 16-21 * National Association of Black and White Men Together National Convention * Living and Loving with Pride * 32nd Annual Convention in SAN DIEGO! Celebrating 32 years of multi-cultural, multi-racial diversity in the GLBTQ community. The convention will feature workshops, luncheons, single-mingle dating event, exclusive discounts at gay establishments, banquet dinner and th 15th U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Joycelyn Elders confirmed as Keynote Speaker at our Banquet Dinner July 21, 2012! Find out more at www.nabwmt.org/convention.html.  Program Schedule: http://www.nabwmt.org...­ Registerhttp://www.nabwmt.org...­

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*This Friday, July 20, 6-7:30pm, at the San Diego Coastal HQ, we will host the fifth in a series of “Friday Seminars.” The last four Friday Seminar topics: What is the relationship between philosophy, policy and morality? What are the core values of the Democrat Party? Is the Democratic Party the solution or the problem? How do we take back the media? This Friday’s Seminar:   Is there a need for a New Vision for the Democratic Party? What can we learn from the Green Party? Also, as the camera scans the audience in the room, check out the demographics of the Green Party. Hope to see you on Friday, 6pm, *Where: San Diego Coastal HQ,  (1946 Balboa Ave, Pacific Beach 92109)  as we discuss the need for a new vision for the Old Democratic Party.  Bring your favorite beverage and a snack to share. Contact us at webmaster@pbclub.sddem.org or Wesite: http://www.pbclub.sdd...­
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*IN-KIND & FINANCIAL DONATIONS & CONTRIBUTIONS ARE NEEDED TO SUPPORT OUR 32nd ANNUAL CELEBRATION " Mexi'cayotl Danza Azteca Gathering" Thank you, Dr. Mario Aguilar, Executive Director, micc2@cox.net or phone: (619) 948-8861 Please email or phone: Pedro Anaya Jr., Board Member, panayajr@cox.net (619) 694-8711 *** WE ALSO NEED VOLUNTEERS! an individual, a family, or bring down a whole organization. To volunteers RSVP to Enrique or Melissa Gonzalez by emil at: enrique-gonzalezv@hotmail.com­

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Info@MuchBetterChoices.com - Our videos are getting expensive to produce and we would also like to start buying advertising space on radio, television, newspapers and the web for them. If you or someone you know would like to contribute, let us know at Info@MuchBetterChoices.com. If you happen to know any professional fundraisers that would like to help out (for the standard fee) tell us about them and ask them to contact us. If you would like to tweet it, (PLEASE DO!) or put it on your Facebook page, the YouTube link is: bit.ly/Lo164H If you tweet it, please include the hashtag: #burnRomneyburn While you are at it, you might enjoy the video we did on Brian Bilbray's bill to let corporations bring in money from the Cayman islands TAX FREE! The YouTube link is bit.ly/LTUjta for Tweeting or sharing via email. Please add the hashtag #BilbrayTax when you tweet it. You can see all of our videos and a couple from others that we like at our YouTube channel at: youtube.com/user/muchbetterchoice­s
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*OCCUPY SAN DIEGO: http://www.copswiki.o...­ There are two OSD groups. A larger group has Two General Assembly (GA) meetings ONE on 7 PM Wednesdays at ChildrensPark, and at 2 PM on Saturdays at or just west of Redwood Circle in Balboa Park. Another group meets weekly at 2 PM Saturdays, at Civic Center Plaza. Occupy San Diego CP maintains a website with a calendar, also committee and events forums, and more at http://sandiegooccupy...­



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*The San Diego Democratic Women's Club will hold its next regular meeting in September. We will determine at that time what race(s), to support as the Club's priority race(s) for the November election. Please have a great summer! Contact us at  SDDemwomen@aol.com or call (619) 582-5383 for more information or questions. Candidates seeking campaign support for the November election should contact Political Action Chair, Bea Fernandez in mid-August or early Sept.



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JULY ~ 2012


***WED JULY 18 at 5:30pm - 7:30pm LAMBDA LEGAL | SAN DIEGO HOUSE PARTY
Join us for Lambda Legal in San Diego! At the home of NLC Member Rich Segal and Kelly Bounds San Diego, CA Please join us as we kick off San Diego Pride with cocktails, hors d'oeuvres and an overview of Lambda Legal's momentous civil rights work Featured Speaker: PETER RENN. Lambda Legal Staff Attorney, counsel in Cervelli v. Aloha Bed & Breakfast, our ongoing discrimination lawsuit in Hawaii against a business whose owner refuses to accommodate same-sex couples on religious grounds. Special Guest: TAEKO BUFFORD, Plaintiff, Cervelli v. Aloha Bed & Breakfast. Just Lambda Legal for an update on our groundbreaking civil rights work in California and the rest of the country. UBS City National Bank Spirits Courtesy of Leslie Barclay Flowers Courtesy of Green Fresh Florals *Where: At the Home of NLC Member RICH SEGAL & KELLY BOUNDS, San Diego, CA Please RSVP for the address by July 13th to Kimberlee Jones at 213-382-7600, ext. 226. Donations in support of Lambda Legal’s momentous civil rights work are greatly appreciated and are tax-deductible. For more information, please contact Kimberlee Jones at 213-382-7600.

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***FRIDAY JULY 20 at  5-10PM  "Visions & Images Exhibit "  Si Se Puede!     Displays* Photographs * Artifacts * Art * Souvenirs *  Where: at the Centro Cultural de la Raza   Contact: Fred Lonidier



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***FRI JULY 20 at  6:00- 7:30PM "The San Diego Coastal HQ, we will host the fifth in a series of “Friday Seminars.” This Friday’s Seminar: Is there a need for a New Vision for the Democratic Party? What can we learn from the Green Party? Listen to what Gar Alperovitz said about the “Next Great Revolution.” and the need for a new vision.  http://www.democracyn...­ Also, as the camera scans the audience in the room, check out the demographics of the Green Party.  How does this compare with those who attended your last Democratic Club meeting? Hope to see you on Friday, 6pm, *Where: San Diego Coastal HQ,  (1946 Balboa Ave, Pacific Beach 92109) Bring your favorite beverage and a snack to share. Contact us at webmaster@pbclub.sddem.org or Wesite: http://www.pbclub.sdd...­

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***FRIDAY JULY 20 at 8:00-9:30AM Join us for the next A " BETTER SAN DIEGO BREAKFAST FORUM!   LGBT EQUALITY - Lessons in Community Organizing " JOur next breakfast discussion is coming up soon, you won't want to miss it!  Our panelists, including Senator Christine Kehoe, Airport Authority Board Chairman Robert Gleason and Canvass for a Cause Director of Programs Jersey Deutsch, will be discussing all the work and organizing that's gone into recent victories in the movement for LGBT equality. And we'll all be able to explore what we can all do next to transfer that success to other issues as well.T.  Be sure to join us on July 20th! And if you haven't already, make sure to join us online to keep up to date with events and information for building A Better San Diego. You can 'like' us on Facebook and Where: UFCW Local 135 2001 Camino del Rio South, San Diego 92108 RSVP:  ABetterSanDiego@unionyes.org   FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook....­





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***FRIDAY JULY 20 thru SUNDAY JULY 22 "32nd Annual Danza Mexi'cayotl Ceremony"-- Celebrating Our Sacred Families MICC will bring together over 200 dancers from throughout the United States and Mexico to participate in dance ceremonials in San Diego. Dancers and theirfamilies will convene in the historic neighborhoods of Barrio Logan and San Ysidro to celebrate this tradition providing a full weekend of Azteca dance and music for San Diego County Residents to enjoy. Please join us: Where: Community Dance Presentation Casa Familiar Rec. Center, 212 W. Park Ave,
San Ysidro CA 92173 *** Event # 1: Friday, July 20, 2011, 6:00 pm Dinner and Ceremonial Vigil Casa Familiar Rec. Center, 212 W. Park Ave, San Ysidro CA 92173 *** Event # 2: Saturday, July 21, 2012, 6:00 pm Public Dance Presentation Chicano Park, SD *** Event # 3: Sunday, July 22, 2012, 11:00 am To host over 200 dancers and to provide our weekly workshops we depend on the gifts of time, treasure, and talents of our community. We have included a list of items and services we are currently seeking and financial contributions are also welcomed. As an official 501(c) 3 not-for-profit, we can provide you with a receipt for all donations and W-9 If you or your organization are interested in participating and supporting the work of MICC, or you have any questions, please contact us at (619) 694-8711 or by email at panayajr@cox.net. You can also visit our website at www.mexicayolt.org

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***SAT JULY 21 at  7:00AM- 11:00AM " Voter Registration at Pride (Parade Route) - GAY PRIDE PARADE - HILLCREST " The election is right around the corner and some of our most productive registration events are coming up. Please consider volunteering for two hours at Comic Con and/or Gay Pride. Please RSVP if you will be able to attend and specify the event, date and time that you would like to work. We'll bring the supplies and train new volunteers. All you need to do is show up. The LGBT Center will be coordinating voter registration along the parade route prior to the parade start time. This is a non-partisan voter registration. No political clothing or buttons are allowed. Greg Bolian will be coordinating volunteers near the Mc Donald's on University Ave (Team 6). To RSVP and for more information contact: volunteer@thecentersd.org
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***SAT JULY 21 at 9:00am - 11:00am "San Diego Women's Pride Brunch & The Victory Fund's Annual San Diego Women's Pride Brunch" Featuring California State Senator Christine Kehoe and Maryland State Delegate Heather Mizeur Pricing Individual Ticket - $100 Maryland State Delegate Sponsorship Opportunities Hosts (open to individuals only) Buy or sell a group of six, eight or ten tickets for $100 per seat Name listing on all event materials and promotional e-mailsFor information on becoming a Sponsor or Host, contactPatrick Cordova at 202.567.3314 or patrick.cordova@victoryfund.or­g. Contact Information events@victoryfund.org Registration: https://www.victoryfu...­. *Where: The Range Kitchen & Cocktails, 1263 University Ave, SD 92103
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***SAT JULY 21 at 9:00 AM -1:00PM " San Diego Democrats for Equality Contingent in LGBT Pride Parade " The San Diego Democrats for Equality invite all Democrats to march with us in the San Diego LGBT Pride Parade. We encourage you to bring your club banners and either march or ride on our "float". It is fun time. The theme is American Pride, so your should wear red, white and blue or wear you Obama shirts.*Where:: Hillcrest, 92103. (Exact location TBD) Contact: (619) 647-5149 Email: kidnurse50@aol.com
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***SATURDAY*** JULY 21 12:00PM- 6:00PM "GAY PRIDE FESTIVAL at BALBOA PARK" Voter Registration at Pride (Inside of Festival) - San Diego Democrats for Equality booth (Location to be determined) A limited number of entrance tickets are available for volunteers Ticket information: http://www.ticketderb...­.. Parking is limited - Free shuttle: from Old Naval Hospital parking lot (President's Way and Park Blvd) For more information: http://www.sdpride.or...­. - The election is right around the corner and some of our most productive registration events are coming up!
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***Saturday, July 21, 12-6 pm & Sunday, July 22, 11-6 pm, " The Children's Garden at Pride " Join the Center's Family Matters and celebrate the 20th Anniversary of The Children's Garden at San Diego Pride. You'll find us at the Where: same great secure location inside the Pride Festival, just south of the Juniper Street entrance. There is an entrance fee to the Pride Festival but there is NO charge for entrance to the Children's Garden. Avoid standing in line by purchasing your tickets in advance at www.sdpride.org. Enjoy entertainment for parents and kids from infants to preteens, including DJ Laura Jane, a toddler play area, face painting, karaoke, carnival games, prizes, arts & crafts and more throughout the day. We provide snacks and cool drinks in a family-only shaded oasis with tables, chairs, restrooms and a diaper changing station. On Saturday at 3 pm join our special ceremony commemorating 20 years of the first Pride Children's Garden in the nation. Join us for two days of fun in the sun! For more information, email families@thecentersd.org.










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***SAT JULY 21 * Contingent Meetup at 10:30AM  * 11:00AM for Parade * " LGBT PRIDE PARADE ~ SAN DIEGO GREENS " Joins up with CFAC, SAME, UniteHere Local 30, Peace Resource Center & Others to remind San Diego PRIDE parade goers to "Join the Struggle, Not The Wars!" We will have an open contingent again this year, all like minded folks and organizations are welcome to march with us. Join the San Diego Alliance for Marriage Equality(SAME) and our partner Canvass For A Cause(CFAC) at this year's LGBT Pride Parade. This will be SAME's Fourth appearance as a marching contingent. Organizers will be there with Our Float, Pride flags, shirts and the large SAME/CFAC banner so that you can find & march with us as we chant for Peace and Justice for all! *** Our contingent number is 113 (on Normal Street near Washington Street)***. The Parade will begin for all contingents at 11:00 AM. * Where: We will march for about 1.5 miles and the route ends at Balboa Park at 6th Ave. We ask that you go to the contingent meet up at 10:30 AM. If you are driving, you can PARK your car at the Naval Hospital Parking lot on Park Ave and President's Way. Shuttles will be provided for you and drop you off at Normal St.  The annual San Diego LGBT Pride Parade is the 5th largest in the United States attracting 150,000 cheering spectators. The Pride Parade is the best attended and largest single day event in San Diego. Join us and share your Pride and solidarity with SAME and Canvass For A Cause! .Email: hugh@sdgreenparty.org­ Phone: 619 793 5397 Website: http://www.sdgreenpar...­





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*** SAT JULY 21 at * National Association of Black and White Men Together National Convention ~ BANQUET DINNER  ~ 15th U.S. Surgeon General DR. JOYCELYN ELDERS confirmed as Keynote Speaker at our Banquet Dinner.  For the 32nd Annual Convention in SAN DIEGO! "Living and Loving with Pride"Celebrating 32 years of multi-cultural, multi-racial diversity in the GLBTQ community. The convention will feature workshops, luncheons, single-mingle dating event, exclusive discounts at gay establishments, banquet dinner. Find out more at www.nabwmt.org/convention.html. Program Schedulehttp://www.nabwmt.org...­ Registerhttp://www.nabwmt.org...­

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***SUNDAY*** JULY 22 at 12:00PM- 6:00PM "GAY PRIDE FESTIVAL at BALBOA PARK" - Voter Registration at Pride (Inside of Festival)San Diego Democrats for Equality booth (Location to be determined) A limited number of entrance tickets are available for volunteers Ticket information: http://www.ticketderb...­. Parking is limited Free shuttle from Old Naval Hospital parking lot (President's Way and Park Blvd) For more information: http://www.sdpride.or...­. The election is right around the corner and some of our most productive registration events are coming up.
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SUN JULY 22 at 3:30PM  "POINT LOMA DEMOCRATIC CLUB MEETING" Where: Point Loma Assembly Bldg., 3035 Talbot Street, San Diego (just off Rosecrans). Our Program will feature the VETERANS for PEACE presented by DAVID GAPP, BARRY LADENDORF & JACK DOXEY. We welcome all who missed their outstanding presentation to the DFA some months ago as well as DFA members who attended their outstanding program and would like to hear it again. Veterans for Peace was founded in 1985 by 10 U.S. veterans in response to the global nuclear arms race and U.S. military interventions in Central America. It grew to more than 8,000 members in the buildup to the U.S. invasion of Iraq in 2003 with veteran and associate members in every U.S. state and several countries, with more than 120 chapters across the nation. Veterans for Peace holds a permanent Non-Governmental Organization seat at the United Nations. It is also the first military veterans’ organization invited to be a member of the International Peace Bureau based in Geneva, Switzerland. *Where: Point Loma Assembly Bldg., 3935 Talbot Street, San Diego 92107. Email: president@ptloma.sddem.org Website: http://peninsulademoc...­


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SUN JULY 22 at 11am  "INDOCTRINATED" The Grooming of our Children into Prostitution a film by LEGACY PRODUCTIONS in association with THE ACTION NETWORK and  THE SAN DIEGO COUNTY OFFICE OF EDUCATION. Indoctrinated is a documentary film about child sex trafficking in San Diego County. This film uncovers the scope and destructive nature of child sex trafficking and teaches parents and youth about the tactics used by pimps and gangs to recruit, groom, psychologically coerce and indoctrinate their victims into a life of sexual exploitation and violence - A life that no one would ever choose.   Join the member of OWL at the Women's Museum of California for an examination and discussion of this important community issue.     More info at www.womensmuseumca.org or 619 233-7963






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*NOTE: The next Two events "YES FOLKS ~ IT'S CALLIN' CAMP  ~ YOU CAN DO IT!" are on 2 Different days MON & TUES with slightly different Schedules:




 

***MON JULY 23 starts at 9:00AM "YES FOLKS ~ IT'S CALLIN' CAMP" YOU CAN DO IT! And you will be helping elect good democrats, having conversations with wonderful people, and doing me a hum  Attend the screening of this new documentary featuring U.S. Olyongous favor. Two days of vigorous phone calls, finding out if people want to take on their fellow democrats, getting them to the polls and having their votes counted. We can't figure out why some democrats don't vote. If they all did, I would be out of a job (volunteer), and I would be delighted. But they don't. Here's where you come in. I wish I had the time to make hundreds of phone calls before the November elections. You are invited to help me. *The discussion will be polite and moderated. Words like "evil" and "bully" are forbidden. I'm sorry to have to Limit the number of attendees to 20. Applicants are accepted on a first come, first served basis.If you wish to come for a half day, just let me know. In return, I will give you delicious food to eat, and my deepest gratitude. Here's the scoop:

9:00 a.m. Arrival and breakfast.   Short discussion on what to say on the phone. 
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Make phone calls 
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. Break for lunch 
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Lecture and discussion with Dr. Sandra Block on understanding the Republican mind 
2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Make phone calls 
4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Break for tea and snack 
5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Make phone calls 
7:00 p.m. End phone calls and break for dinner and a movie 
Sounds crazy and exhausting, doesn't it? Since this is camp, you are invited to bring your jammies and sleep over. We have foam pads (like camping!), a couch, and even an air mattress! Then you will be all set for Day Two! Think of it like Dance Camp. You believe in what you are doing, and you are ready to build discipline and character, facing directly into your fears, self-doubts, and limitations. You CAN do it! I will have you sign the usual waiver form for personal injury. There will be a $50.00 application fee, payable to the Balboa Ave. headquarters. That fee is waived if you are a student, over 65 (I'm not checking), or poor. In other words, a donation to the headquarters is appreciated, but not mandatory. If you wish to come for a half day, just let me know. Thanks so much. As always, hope things are going smoothly and you and your loved ones are well--Marcia Contact Info: Email me marciabookstein@gmail.com or call me if you are interested or have further questions - 858-457-3024.
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***TUES JULY 24 at "YES FOLKS ~ IT'S CALLIN' CAMP" YOU CAN DO IT! And you will be helping elect good democrats, having conversations with wonderful people, and doing me a humongous favor. Two days of vigorous phone calls, finding out if people want to take on their fellow democrats, getting them to the polls and having their votes counted. We can't figure out why some democrats don't vote. If they all did, I would be out of a job (volunteer), and I would be delighted. But they don't. Here's where you come in. I wish I had the time to make hundreds of phone calls before the November elections. You are invited to help me. *The discussion will be polite and moderated. Words like "evil" and "bully" are forbidden. I'm sorry to have toLimit the number of attendees to 20. Applicants are accepted on a first come, first served basis. If you wish to come for a half day, just let me know. In return, I will give you delicious food to eat, and my deepest gratitude. Here is the scoop:

9:00 a.m. Arrival and breakfast. Short discussion on some of our conversations from yesterday.

10:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m. Make phone calls 
12:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Break for lunch 
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Panel discussion on the difference between Republicans and Democrats.* 
3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Make phone calls 
4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Break for tea and snacks 
5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Make last phone calls 
7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. Dinner, movie, and farewells  
Sounds crazy and exhausting, doesn't it? Since this is camp, you are invited to bring your jammies and sleep over. We have foam pads (like camping!), a couch, and even an air mattress! Then you will be all set for Day Two! Think of it like Dance Camp. You believe in what you are doing, and you are ready to build discipline and character, facing directly into your fears, self-doubts, and limitations. You CAN do it! I will have you sign the usual waiver form for personal injury. There will be a $50.00 application fee, payable to the Balboa Ave. headquarters. That fee is waived if you are a student, over 65 (I'm not checking), or poor. In other words, a donation to the headquarters is appreciated, but not mandatory. Thanks so much. As always, hope things are going smoothly and you and your loved ones are well--Marcia Contact Info: Email me: marciabookstein@gmail.com or call me if you are interested or have further questions - 858-457-3024.





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*** TUES JULY 24 at  7:30pm "CINEMA UNDER THE STARS - US OLYMPIC WEIGHTLIFTER - CHERYL HAWORTH"  Attend the screening of this new documentary featuring U.S. Olympic weightlifter Cheryl Haworth, part of a multi-city tour leading up to the 2012 Summer Olympics. This powerful documentary portrays the day-to-day experience of a naturally gifted lifter who weighs over 300 pounds, her on-and-off struggles with injury, confidence, and finding her place in a world where larger women are not readily accepted.  Followed by a Q&A with filmmaker Julie Wyman SPREAD THE WORD.  *PURCHASE TICKETS HERE: http://www.tugg.com/e...­    *Where: CINEMA UNDER THE STARS. 4040 Goldfinch Street, San Diego, 92013






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*** WED JULY 25 at Noon-2pm for a "SPOTLIGHT on WOMEN'S LUNCHEON with MS. SANDRA BROWER" Ms. Sandra Brower is an Attorney specializing in Environmental Law and all aspects of Real Estate Litigation. Specializing in Eminent Domain Litigation for both public entities and private owners, she is expert in all aspects of real estate litigation, including inverse condemnation, land use and planning, environmental, contract disputes, broker liability, construction defects, title and boundary disputes, and title insurance matters. Cost: $25 for Lunch, Guests Pay Individually (Auditors are welcome at no charge) Menu: $25 all-inclusive RSVP to: info@womensmuseumca.org  Where: Red Marlin Restaurant,  1441 Quivira Road San Diego, CA 92109
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*** THUR JULY 26 at  6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. The San Diego Lawyer Chapter of the American Constitution Society presents:  The Affordable Care Act Decision: The Future of Health Care and the Constitution Featuring: * Mike Bardin, Senior Director, Public and Government Affairs, Scripps Health    * Susan A. Channick, Professor of Law, Co-Director, Health Law Master Degree Program, California Western School of Law  * Miranda O. McGowan, Professor of Law, University of San Diego School of Law  *  Bryan H. Wildenthal, Professor of Law, Thomas Jefferson School of Law.  The Affordable Care Act was upheld on June 28th by a narrow and mixed 5-4 vote of the Supreme Court. This decision has far-reaching implications for not only healthcare policy in the U.S., but also for the future of Constitutional Law and the powers of the Federal Government. Our esteemed panel will discuss these issues and more.   Where: Thomas Jefferson School of Law, Room 325, 1155 Island Avenue, San Diego, CA  RSVP here San Diego Lawyer Chapter Page ACS Website














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***FRIDAY thru SUNDAY ~  JULY 27 thru JULY 29 in Oakland   ~  *The National Campaign to End Corporate Personhood and Demand Real Democracy!*    Are you ready to join us for Move to Amend Nor-Cal? JOIN THESE SPEAKERS & FACILITATORS:   *Malkia Cyril, Executive Director of the Center for Media Justice *Alicia Garza, Executive Director, POWER *Colin Rajah, Program Director, International Migrant Rights* Mitch Jeserich, Host of “Letters & Politics” on KPFA Marc Sapir, Medicare for All  *George Friday, Organizer with the Bill of Rights Defense Council and Move to Amend Executive Committee *David Cobb, Principal with the Program on Corporations, Law ^ Democracy and Move to Amend Spokesperson *Kaitlin Sopoci-Belknap, Executive Director of Democracy Unlimited & Move to Amend National Field Organizing Director & many more local organizers from across Northern California who will share their stories of organizing best practices and successes for building a movement to amend the Constitution!  Receive training in the skills you’ll need to organize more effectively in your community and beyond;  Strategize how best to build this movement on the local, state, regional, and national levels; and Network, brainstorm, and cross-pollinate with other Move to Amend groups and supporters in the Northern California region. .. Click here for INFO: http://www.movetoamen...­ < for more information and the convergence schedule.    REGISTER TODAY! Go to:  http://www.movetoamen...­   MOVE TO AMEND  (707) 269-0984  |  www.MoveToAmend.org *Where: Oakland Peace Center 111 Fairmount Ave Oakland, CA 94611
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***SAT JULY 28 at 11:30AM "GREEN PARTY OF SAN DIEGO MONTHLY MEETING- JULY ELECTION FOR COUNTY COUNCIL -    * Aida Abril,* Lynne Sandoval * Bob Dennis * are each running and the County Council is looking forward to expanding our numbers along with getting them to do all our work for us (just kidding). If there are any other volunteers who would also like to be added to the County Council please let me know so I can add your name to the list for the July Election..Email: hugh@sdgreenparty.org­ Phone: 619 793 5397 Website: http://www.sdgreenpar...­ Peace,  Hugh Moore Treasurer, Green Party of San Diego County. Where: Joyce Beers Community Center in Hillcrest.
















AUGUST ~ 2012


***SAT AUG 11 at 9:30AM -10:30AM " SDCDP East Area Meeting " Join us early at 9:00am for breakfast, and/or coffee/tea, and time to chat before the meeting. (check out the breakfast menu online at www.giowineanddine.com) Where: Gio's Bistro in La Mesa, 8384 La Mesa Blvd, 91941 Contact: (858) 277-3367 Email: chrispearson11@hotmail.com Website: www.sddemocrats.org
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***SUN AUG 12 at 12:00 – 3:00PM " Don't Miss the *** 2012 BIG BLUE BAR-B-QUE*** Build your Own Taco Bar with all the Fixin's (Vegetarian Options) * Cerveza ~ Margaritas ~ Beverages ~ Dessert *  Music compliments of ACOUSTIC BLUE, members of Liquid Blue Band *Meet Many of Your Democratic Candidates * Mix with Party Leader and GO Team Coordinators * All proceeds help elect Democrats in North County
Suggested Contribution: Individual: $30 Couple: $50 Active Duty & Students: $20  RSVP: www.sddemocrats.org/north or MAIL your check to San Diego County Democratic Party (SDCDP) 8340 Clairemont Mesa Blvd. Suite 105 San Diego, CA 92111 Please note: Big Blue BBQ on your check. * Bring your lawn chairs and picnic blankets * Bring a table to showcase your organization & information *Where: At A Lily Award-Winning Estate in Rancho Santa Fe* 5407 Las Palomas, Rancho Santa Fe – Free Street Parking (East of I-5 -off Via De La Valle) – For information, please contact: Francine Busby at fbusby@roadrunner.com *(5407 Las Palomas, Rancho Santa Fe – Free Street Parking  *Meet Democratic Candidates, Elected Officials, OFA & Go Team Members Live & Silent Auction- "Buy A Politician with highest bid!" Introducing "Aztec Brewing Company" craft brews





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***TUES AUG 14 at 6:00PM Join us for Our Double Feature on"Save KLSD" & The New Robert Greenwald film "Koch Brothers Exposed: The 1% at its very worst" at 98 Bottles bar in Little Italy. Happy House/Live music from Charlie Imes, who is featured in Save KLSD. If interested email jen@saveklsd.com Save KLSD is a new documentary film co-produced by Jennifer Douglas and Jon Monday and explores the impact of media consolidation on American democracy through the struggle of KLSD/AM 1360, a progressive talk station in San Diego. Contact Jennifer with any questions: jen@saveklsd.com More info: http://www.sandiegome...­. Save KLSD Film wiki: http://en.wikipedia.o...­. Like us on Facebook! http://www.facebook.c...­.
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*** SAT AUG 18 at 5:00PM  "San Diego Dinner: A Rockin' Black Tie Affair " Producer HRC Venue Hard Rock Hotel San Diego.  Join us for the *First Human Rights Campaign San Diego Dinner *A Black Tie Rockin' Affair - an evening filled with inspiration, food and fun. Dress: Black Tie - Formal & Festive  - Info  & RSVP at : https://www.boxoffice...­

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***TUES AUG 23 at : 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM "Monthly SD County Central Committee Meeting" All members of our Central Committee are encouraged to attend this important meeting. WHERE: Sheet Metal Workers International Association Hall, 4594 Mission Gorge Place, San Diego, 92120 Contact: (858) 277-3367 Email: info@sddemocrats.org Website: www.sddemocrats.org
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***SAT AUG 25 at 4 p.m. - 7 p.m. "SAN DIEGO EQUALITY AWARDS & 4th Annual Garden Party" Hosted by WILSON CRUZ of My So-Called Life and Noah’s Arc. An openly gay actor of Afro-Puerto Rican ancestry, Wilson Cruz has worked tirelessly as an advocate for gay youth, especially gay youth of color.  Music by LEFTOVER CUTIES "To call Leftover Cuties retro or throwback would be too easy, and frankly dismissive. Sure, the music fits beside Billie Holiday, but it’s also current in its sex appeal, its sophistication, its confidence. HONORING Superintendent BILL KOWBA and the San Diego Unified School District for their Anti-Bullying Campaign. Where: At the Lily Award-Winning Home of Joyce Rowland and Pamela Morgan in Rancho Santa Fe California Tickets: $150 | Sponsorship: $2,500-$50,000  INFO:  http://eqcaawards.org...­


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***SUN AUG 26 at 2:00PM - 5:30PM " PRIVATE SCREENING of the new film: MISS REPRESENTATION " In commemoration of Women's Equality Day, Run Women Run is hosting a private screening of the award-winning film, Miss Representation. Directed and produced by JENNIFER SIEBAL NEWSOM, (Gavin Newsom's wife), the documentary is a powerful depiction of how women are portrayed by and in the media and how it hinders the advancement of women. $10.00 for Run Women Run members. $15.00 for non-members. Each paying participant is invited to bring a young woman, 13-18 as a complimentary guest. Reception to follow screening. Download a flier: http://www.runwomenru...­. Where: Irwin M. Jacobs Qualcomm Hall, 5775 Morehouse Dr. San Diego, CA 92121 Price: $15.00 / Person Contact: (760) 807-0399 Email: FrancineBusby@runwomenrun.org Website: https://www.completec...­.
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*** THUR AUG 30th at 5pm " 92nd  ANNIVERSARY of 1920   ~ 19th AMENDMENT PASSES  ~ WOMEN FINALLY GET THE VOTE! " The 6th ANNUAL SUFFRAGE PARADE  ~  STRAW HATS & WHITE DRESSES & GOLD SASHES SIGNIFY the WOMEN SUFFRAGE MARCHERS ~ FREE: CONCERT and picnic in the park DRESS IN SUFFRAGE COSTUME -Balboa Park Meet at Kate Session Statue at the entrance to the Laurel St Bridge Program to begin at 5pm then MARCH to the ORGAN PAVILION Followed by drumming and a FREE CONCERT and picnic in the park. DRESS IN SUFFRAGE COSTUME - BRING BANNERS & SIGNS & FOOD FOR THE PICNIC - STAY to NETWORK AND MEET! More info at www.womensmuseumca.org or 619 233-7963 *Where: Balboa Park Meet at Kate Session Statue at the entrance to the Laurel St Bridge Program. More info at www.womensmuseumca.org or 619 233-7963








SEPTEMBER~ 2012




*** WED SEPT 5 at 7-9PM "SAN DIEGO DFA & SD PDA Metro MEETUP" - Speaker: 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.) Website: www.meetup.com/dfa-23
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***SEPTEMBER *** VOICES FOR WOMEN present "Youth-focused Theatrical Event about Peace" *Details: TBA. VOW, please visit, www.voicesofwomen.org or INFO: please phone: 858-642-6770 E-mail: info@voicesofwomen.org

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***FRI SEPT 7 at 12 NOON The City Club of San Diego & La Jolla Country Day School Proudly Present: A Mayoral Debate Featuring: Carl DeMaio & Bob Filner!!! Where: La Jolla Country Day School Amphitheater. This is a Free Public Event – But Reservations Required Phone: 619-687-3580 or Register online: http://www.cityclubof...­

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***FRI SEPT 7 at 6:00pm " Lambda Archives 25th Anniversary Gala" Join Lambda Archives in celebrating the end of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell and honoring San Diego’s five oldest ongoing LGBT community organizations. The event will be held at the Officers Club at the Marine Corp Depot San Diego. Tickets are $85 through July 30, then $100. For information or to purchase tickets, visit www.lambdaarchives.us.   Where:  Officers Club at the Marine Corp Depot San Diego.


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***TUES SEPT 18 at 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM "Monthly SD County Central Committee Meeting" All members of our Central Committee are encouraged to attend this important meeting. WHERE: Sheet Metal Workers International Association Hall, 4594 Mission Gorge Place, San Diego, 92120 Contact: (858) 277-3367 Email: info@sddemocrats.org Website: www.sddemocrats.org

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***SAT SEPTEMBER 29 ! POLITIFEST 2012 at Ingram Plaza, Liberty Station - NTC Promenade - VoiceofSanDiego.org presents POLITIEST IS BACK IN 2012! ALL DAY EVENTS -- Get ready for a festive day of local politics, civic discussion and good, old-fashioned family fun. In 2011, more than 1,200 people attended our inaugural event and we expect even more in this election year. Don't miss these events and activities: Mayoral Debate Congressional Debate - BOB FILNER & CARL DEMAIO. Idea Tournament (New and Improved!) Kids Area Beer Garden Band Hundreds of Community Booths Want to be as an event sponsor or community partner? Do you want a table or booth to highlight your organization or ideas about San Diego's future? - Contact Mary at mary@voiceofsandiego.org

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***SAT SEPT 29 "YES FOLKS ~ IT'S CALLIN' CAMP" Marcia will be holding another Callin' Camp for the UCSD area on September 29th and 30th. Two days of vigorous phone calls, finding out if people want to take on their fellow democrats, getting them to the polls and having their votes counted. We can't figure out why some democrats don't vote. If they all did, I would be out of a job (volunteer), and I would be delighted. But they don't. Here's where you come in. I wish I had the time to make hundreds of phone calls before the November elections. You are invited to help me.Contact Info: Email me: marciabookstein@gmail.com or call me if you are interested or have further questions 858-457-3024. Details TBA.
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***SUN SEPT 30 "YES FOLKS ~ IT'S CALLIN' CAMP".  Marcia will be holding another Callin' Camp for the UCSD area on September 29th and 30th. Two days of vigorous phone calls, finding out if people want to take on their fellow democrats, getting them to the polls and having their votes counted. We can't figure out why some democrats don't vote. If they all did, I would be out of a job (volunteer), and I would be delighted. But they don't. Here's where you come in. I wish I had the time to make hundreds of phone calls before the November elections. You are invited to help me. Contact Info: Email me: marciabookstein@gmail.com or call me if you are interested or have further questions - 858-457-3024. Details TBA.
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***SUN SEPT 30 – AIDS Walk San Diego - Are You Registered? On Sunday, Sept. 30, nearly 8,000 walkers, runners and volunteers will line up in Balboa Park for the 23rd AIDS Walk & Run San Diego to raise much-needed funds for local HIV/AIDS service organizations. Make sure you’re part of it! Registration is quick and easy. Just go to www.aidswalksd.org and sign up as an individual, join an existing team or start your own team. By signing up now and inviting others to join you, you’ll help get the date for AIDS Walk on people’s calendars and give us all a chance to start early on our fundraising efforts. Thank you for all that you have done to make AIDS Walk & Run San Diego the largest one-day HIV/AIDS fundraiser in San Diego County! For more information, contact Ian Johnson at 619.291.WALK (9255) or AIDSWalk@thecentersd.org­.Details to come. Visit us at www.aidswalksd.org or find us on Facebook!










OCTOBER - 2012

*** WED OCT 3rd at 7-9PM "SAN DIEGO DFA & SD PDA Metro MEETUP" - Speaker: 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.) Website: www.meetup.com/dfa-23

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***SAT OCT 6, 2012 – " LGB&T ANNIVERSARY GALA " Details to come.  http://www.thecenters...­

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**TUES OCT 16 at 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM "Monthly SD County Central Committee Meeting" All members of our Central Committee are encouraged to attend this important meeting. WHERE: Sheet Metal Workers International Association Hall, 4594 Mission Gorge Place, San Diego, 92120 Contact: (858) 277-3367 Email: info@sddemocrats.org Website: www.sddemocrats.org

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***WED OCT 18 *** VOICES FOR WOMEN present " 4th Annual Beyond Borders Benefit " TIME & Details: TBA TBD  Visit: VOW,  www.voicesofwomen.org E-mail: info@voicesofwomen.org

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***SAT OCT 27 "NIGHTMARE ON NORMAL STREET" ~ Details to come. http://www.thecenters...­





NOVEMBER -2012


***TUESDAY ***NOVEMBER 6 ***GENERAL ELECTION DAY*** DO NOT FORGET TO VOTE!!!***

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*** WED NOV 7 at 7-9PM "SAN DIEGO DFA & SD PDA Metro MEETUP" Speaker: 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.) Website: www.meetup.com/dfa-23




DECEMBER 2012

*** WED DEC 5th at 7-9PM "SAN DIEGO DFA & SD PDA Metro MEETUP" Speaker: 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.) Website: www.meetup.com/dfa-23
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***TUES DEC 18 at : 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM "Monthly SD County Central Committee Meeting" All members of our Central Committee are encouraged to attend this important meeting. WHERE: Sheet Metal Workers International Association Hall, 4594 Mission Gorge Place, San Diego, 92120 Contact: (858) 277-3367  info@sddemocrats.org Website: www.sddemocrats.org




 
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