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The San Diego Democracy for America Meetup Group Message Board › Update ★ SD DFA CALENDAR OF EVENTS • SAT OCT 13th thru JANUARY 2013 • ANNOUN

Update ★ SD DFA CALENDAR OF EVENTS • SAT OCT 13th thru JANUARY 2013 • ANNOUNCEMENTS & STUFF ***SAT OCT 13 Starts at 10:00AM ★ JESS DURFEE Presents & Requests Your Participation in ★ CALIFORNIA DEMOCRATIC PARTY'S STATEWIDE DAY OF ACTION ★ Details Belo

Carol C.
cchangus
Group Organizer
San Diego, CA


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***IMPORTANT *** SAT OCT 13 at 10:00AM (Starts at 10:00am Events Occur throughtout the Day) JESS DURFEE Presents & Requests Your Participation in ★ CALIFORNIA DEMOCRATIC PARTY'S STATEWIDE DAY OF ACTION ★ ESPECIALLY IN OUR OWN BLUE DEMOCRATIC SAN DIEGO COUNTY ★ PLEASE HELP US ACHIEVE OUR GREATEST DAY of VOTER CONTACT ON THIS DAY OF ACTION! Democratic Party volunteers in San Diego County have made more than 40,000 door-knocks and phone calls in the last month, and we're just getting started. Please help us achieve our greatest day yet of voter contacts in this election on the California Democratic Party's Statewide Day of Action this Saturday, October 13: www.sddemocrats.org/action We'll be meeting at the Democratic Unity Office (8322 Clairemont Mesa Blvd., Suite 202) at 10:00 a.m. for morning refreshments. Then volunteers will fan out in nearby precincts to talk to voters about Bob Filner for Mayor, Scott Peters for Congress, and Prop. 32, which would give corporate special interests free rein in California politics. Cell phones will be available for phonebanking, But walking precincts is the most imp ortant thing we can do. Even when voters aren't home, we'll leave them a doorhanger with all the Democratic voting recommendations. A majority of voters countywide are holding on to ballots right now, so you can help us make sure our supporters vote early and vote Democratic. To top it all off ... after canvassing on Saturday morning, volunteers will return for a cookout with burgers, hot dogs, and other snacks! To sign up for the Day of Action, go to www.sddemocrats.org/action and tell us you'll be coming, or call (858) 277-3367. You can also contact one of our other field offices here to help out in North, East, or South County. I hope to see you on Saturday as we show what grassroots Democratic action is all about. Where: We'll be meeting at the Democratic Unity Office (8322 Clairemont Mesa Blvd., Suite 202) at 10:00 a.m. for morning refreshments. For INFO go to www.sddemocrats.org/action

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***SAT OCT 13 at 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. A REMINDER from ★ LORENA GONZALEZ, SD LABOR COUNCIL ★ MAIL BALLOTS ARE OUT! ★ VOTE BY MAIL ★ HUGH WEEKEND SUPER WALK It's an ambitious goal that needs hundreds of volunteers, and we can't get there without you. Will you join us? Will you join us? We'll be joined by Local Officials:  Juan Vargas, Scott Peters, Toni Atkins, David Alvarez, Todd Gloria, & Richard Barrera, plus Members of the California Labor Federation's Executive Board to Stop Proposition 32 & Help elect Bob Filner as San Diego's next mayor! Get out the Vote starts now! Mail ballots are already going out, and that means we have to reach voters now. The sprint begins this Saturday with a huge Super Walk to reach all of our mail voters in one day! It's an ambitious goal that needs hundreds of volunteers, and we can't get there without you. *WHERE: San Diego Labor Council 3737 Camino del Rio S San Diego, CA 92108 ! P.S. - Go To http://unionyes.org/e...­ & Check Out all of the Labor Council endorsed candidates and issues before you vote. RSVP to Email:info@unionyes.org  or RSVP & LIKE US on our FACEBOOK PAGE at https://www.facebook....­ Reminder: See You Tomorrow - Mail Ballots are Out - Super Walk with us this Saturday! LORENA GONZALEZ, SECRETARY - TREASURER, SAN DIEGO LABOR-COUNCIL



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***SAT OCT 13 at 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM " 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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***SAT OCT 13 at 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM Lake San Marcos Democratic Club Monthly Meeting "COONY & PEGGY DORNISH, REPRESENTATIVES from the LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS will speak to us about the 11 Statewide Ballot Measures that we will vote on in the November election. KATH ROGERS, the Program Manager for YES ON PROP 35 will also speak to us about their campaign to end human trafficking. *Where: Lake San Marcos Pavilion, 1105 La Bonita Dr, San Marcos, CA Contact: (760) 744-9233 Email: president@lsm.sddem.org


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***SAT OCT 13 Time: TBA "SAN DIEGO MAYORAL DEBATE at UCSD " BOB FILNER, our CANDIDATE FOR MAYOR, will be debating Republican candidate Carl DeMaio at UCSD. After the debate there will be a big phone bank on campus where we'll be talking to Democrats about voting for Bob in November. Refreshments will be provided. Hope to see you there! *Where: UC San Diego, place to TBD

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***SAT OCT 13 at " Coastal San Diego Battleground Phonebank " Join volunteers from the Coastal San Diego as we call into battleground states to support President Obama and Democrats up and down the ticket. Please bring your cell phone and charger. HOST: CORLEE MORRIS Contact Phone: 619-737-7825 *Where: Coastal San Diego Staging, San Diego, CA 92121

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***SUN OCT 14 at 3:00-5:00PM "YOU'RE INVITED TO A FUNDRAISER FOR MARNE FOSTER, SCHOOL BOARD CANDIDATE!" HOST: CONNIE WILDER & FRIENDS are the Hosts of Fundraiser for School Board Candidate Marne Foster Call: 858-356-2763 WHEN: Sunday, October 14 from 3:00 PM *** INFO: Email: info@mailva.evite.com *WHERE: Wilder Home 6220 Tooley Street San Diego, CA 92114


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***SUN OCT 14 at 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. " REGISTER VOTERS at the LITTLE ITALY FESTA ! " Come help us register voters at Little Italy Festa! It will be fun & a Fiesta!!! Training and materials will be provided--all you need to do is show up! Contact Greg Bolian sdvoter@gmail.com for details. *Where:: Little Italy Festa Email: sdvoter@gmail.com


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***SUN OCT 14 at 2:00PM "YOU ARE INVITED TO A FUN CALL PARTY * By HOST WILLIAM R. " Join me and my family to help reelect our president. We will have fun calling MoveOn members in swing states, asking them to sign up to get out the vote. Tell your friends to register for this call party. It will be a powerful good time. TO RSVP to William's Party go to: http://moveon.org/eve...­ What: Romney's lies have him surging in some polls, so we're calling MoveOn members in swing states to sign them up to talk to voters in their area. With less than four weeks until the election, we all need to pitch in so that Romney doesn't win the election. Can you make it to my call party on Sunday in San Diego? Go to: http://moveon.org/eve...­ P.S. Can't make this party? Go to: http://pol.moveon.org...­ Here are some other call parties near you: Every Voter Counts Call Party HOST PATRICIA Where: 33rd and Grape, San Diego at 11:00 AM—RSVP for this party go to http://pol.moveon.org...­!     Every Voter Counts Call Party!


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***SUN OCT 14 at 3:00-5:00PM " THE HONORABLE JOHN A. PÉREZ, Speaker of the State Assembly Invites you to CAMPAIGN FUNDRAISER for DR. SHIRLEY WEBER, CANDIDATE FOR THE 79th ASSEMBLY DISTRICT at an Historic Bankers Hill Home " Please consider attending and forward to your membership! *SENATOR CHRISTINE KEHOE, ASSEMBLYMEMBER * TONI ATKINS, MAJORITY FLOOR LEADER * ASSEMBLYMEMBER MARTY BLOCK * SAN DIEGO CITY COUNCILMEMBER TODD GLORIA * SUSAN & CRYSTAL ATKINS-WEATHERS * HON. RICHARD BARRERA * HON. KEVIN BEISER * TIM BLOOD * DR. PHILIP DIAMOND *ROBERT GLEASON * JENNIFER LESAR * MARC MATY * ROBERT NELSON * KEVIN TILMAN * ROZ WINSTEAD ! $100-Friend; $250-Supporter; $500-Host; $1,000-Sponsor; $3,900-Max Contributions to this committee are not tax deductible. Thank you. Joe Kocurek, Dr. Shirley Weber for Assembly (619) 655-8330 * Where: At the Historic Hillcrest Home of Bruce Abrams, 3130 Second Ave., San Diego, 92103 RSVP To Judy Walsh-Jackson (619) 947-2755 or judywalshjackson@gmail.com

Contributions will be used to elect Dr. Shirley Weber to Assembly District 79 primary in 2012. The California Political Reform Act (Proposition 34) places limits on contributions (including loans) to candidates for state office, and imposes certain prohibitions. This request does not seek a contribution in excess of applicable limits or from prohibited sources. An individual, union, political action committee, association, partnership, business or corporation may contribute a maximum of $3,900 to the committee. A registered Small Contributor Committee may contribute a maximum of $7,800 to the committee. Paid for and authorized by: DR. WEBER FOR ASSEMBLY, P.O. BOX 124894, SAN DIEGO, 92112. FPPC ID # 1342819. www.drweber4assembly.com. Printed in-house.


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***MON OCT 15 at 6:30pm FRACKING UPDATE ~ HYDRAULIC FRACKING STUDY ~ PXP PRESEBNTATION in L.A. ★ " On Monday 10/15/12 PXP REPORT will Present Their Report to the PUBLIC in LOS ANGELES! " ★ They chose a Monday night at 6:30pm to ensure that few would show up. Grrr!Our lives depend on people showing up!!! ★ You may say "Why is this Important? I live far away." Well if we allow them to frack Inglewood they will frack all of California. So please try to attend or send someone who can: Hydraulic Fracturing Study PXP Presentation Monday, October 15, 2012 6:30 PM . NOTE: If you cannot attend, and would still like to help; Please donate to the Citizen's Coalition For a Safe Community. They are working day and night on behalf of Culver City residents and in fact, for all of California. https://sites.google....­ Or mail donations to: Citizen's Coalition for a Safe Community, 4209 Jackson Ave, Culver City, CA 90232-3235 We organizers are now relying on the laws that protect the rights of people to say "no" to environmental pollution in residential areas. This is a community, social justice issue. Please continue to share this petition widely: http://signon.org/sig...­0 I thank you for your help. "Aura Walker" *WHERE: Knox Presbyterian Church, 5840 La Tijera Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90056 .

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***TUES OCT 16 at 9:00 AM ONE members presents "World Food Day Meet-Up" We want people to know that we're serious about ending chronic malnutrition for 25 million kids. So on Tuesday, ONE members, (http://www.one.org/us...­ ), across the country are hosting and attending events to tweet together, eat together, do whatever they can to make some noise. "World Food Day Meet-Up" Will you join us for the event in your area? http://act.one.org/ev...­ --- Thanks for making sure all kids get a fair shot at life. I hope you'll join us! Laurie Moskowitz, US, Senior Campaigns Director http://www.one.org/us...­ *Where: Pier View Coffee Company, 300 Pier View Way, Oceanside, CA 92054

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***TUES OCT 16 at 6-7:30pm (pst) " PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE " with PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA & Former GOVERNOR MITT ROMNEY " Moderated by CANDY CROWLEY, Chief Political Correspondent, CNN, and Anchor, CNN's State of the Union. All of the debates will begin at 9 p.m. ET and end at 10:30 p.m. ET. Who says the fun has to start and stop with the debate? A debate watch party is a great way to enjoy yourself and other like-minded liberals!
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****TUES OCT 16 at 5:30-7:30pm ★ It's A PARTY!!!! COME to OUR FUN-LOVING "WATCH PARTY for this PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE" ★with members from 4 great meetups... ★ SEXY LIBERALS meetup ★ DRINKING LIBERALLY meetup ★ SAN DIEGO DFA & SD PDA Metro Meetups. Mingle and enjoy the company of real liberals who want to Laugh, Drink, Eat & Be Merry... in the company of Friends & With Liberals, left & far left & maybe over the cliff :) ! Please RSVP to Carol at cchangus@san.rr.com *(I need to know if we will need at bigger room.* Thanks Everybody, Carol *Where: Giovanni's Restaurant's Meeting Room #2, 9353 Clairemont Mesa Blvd., San Diego, CA 92123 ( At the corner of Clairemont Mesa Blvd. & Ruffin RD.) Website: www.meetup.com/dfa-23 Email: cchangus@san.rr.com

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*** TUES OCT 16 at 5:30-7:30PM ★ OFFICIAL Democratic Presidential Debate Watch Party! ★ Join fellow San Diego Democrats to watch the second Presidential Debate of the 2012 election at our Democratic Unity Office. Light snacks and refreshments will be provided, and you'll also have a chance to hear about many other opportunities to get involved and help elect Democrats in November! We will be having a phonebank for Democrats before the debate, so come early and hope to see you there! *WHERE: Democratic Unity Campaign Office, 8322 Clairemont Mesa Blvd., Suite 202 San Diego, CA 92111 Contact: (858) 598-3307 Email: info@sddemocrats.org Website: www.sddemocrats.org

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***TUES OCT 16 at 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. " HRC Connect - San Diego October Social at Bamboo Lounge in Hillcrest " Join us at this month's "HRC Connect" from 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. at the Bamboo Lounge. HRC Connect is an opportunity for anyone and everyone to mingle, drink and have a good time. With the exception of a brief HRC national update, this networking event is all about taking a break and having fun. To find out what else HRC is doing in your area and to learn more about this great event, you can always visit SanDiego.HRC.org Also be sure to find us on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/HRCSanDiego . Please help us share the news of these events! All HRC members, supporters, friends and family are welcome. *Where: Bamboo Lounge 1475 University Avenue San Diego, CA 92103

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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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***TUES OCT 16 Time:TBD "ASA’s 10 Year Anniversary Dinner & Awards Ceremony – Celebrating Our Day in Court" Save the Date! As you know, Americans for Safe Access’s challenge to the DEA’s denial of our rescheduling petition has recently been granted a hearing by the United States Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit. Oral arguments in Americans for Safe Access v. Drug Enforcement Administration will be the first opportunity in decades for a federal court to hear the full scope of scientific evidence on the therapeutic applications of cannabis. The D.C. Circuit is scheduled to hear these oral arguments on October 16th at 9:30am. To celebrate this day in court, we will be hosting a dinner the night of October 16th! You’ll have the chance to talk to the plaintiffs, meet ASA’s new board, and to celebrate ASA’s 10 year anniversary! We’ll also be honoring individuals who have fought to ensure safe access to medical cannabis, so you don’t want to miss this event. Be a part of this celebration, and buy your tickets today! More details are on their way, time, where, etc. so please stay tuned. Sponsorship details are available; please contact Brooke, ASA’s Outreach & Events Coordinator, for more details at brooke@safeaccessnow.org. Americans for Safe Access • Advancing Legal Medical Marijuana for Therapeutic Research • 510.251.1856 or toll-free 888.929.4367 info@safeaccessnow.org • Oakland • Los Angeles • Washington DC • http://www.facebook.c...­

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***WED OCT 17 at 5:30-7:00 pm " You're invited to an Evening Reception in support of Scott Peters Congressional Candidate in California's 52nd District" Host Committee: Lisa & David Casey, Caroline & Anthony Farwell, Lydia Thompson & David Fox, Lynn & Fred Muto, Sibyl & David Wescoe Wednesday, October 17th 5:30-7:00 pm at the Home of the Wescoes, 6909 Fairway Road, La Jolla, CA 92037 Contribution Levels: Host $2500 Sponsor $1000 Friend $500 Attendee $250 Guest $100 Host Committee Lisa & David Casey, Caroline & Anthony Farwell, Lydia Thompson & David Fox, Lynn & Fred Muto, Sibyl & David Wescoe Please RSVP today. Call (858) 715-1369 or email events@scottpeters.com. Or click here to RSVP and contribute online. Contributions to Scott Peters for Congress are not tax deductible. Federal law requires campaigns use their our best efforts to collect and report the name, mailing address, occupation and employer of individuals whose aggregate contributions exceed $200 in an election cycle. An individual may contribute up to $5,000 per election cycle, $2,500 for the Primary Election and $2,500 for the General Election. A married couple may contribute up to $10,000 per election cycle by one check drawn from a joint account and signed by both individuals. A multi-candidate PAC may contribute up to $10,000 per election cycle, $5,000 for the Primary Election and $5,000 for the General Election. Individual contributions must be made from the donor's own funds. We cannot accept contributions from corporations, labor unions, foreign nationals, and federal government contractors. Please RSVP today. Call (858) 715-1369 or email events@scottpeters.com *Where:  Home of the Wescoes 6909 Fairway Road, La Jolla, CA 92037

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***THURS OCT 18 ~ Begins at 6:00pm ~ PLEASE SAVE THE DATE! " VOICES FOR WOMEN " presents " 4th ANNUAL AWARDS BANQUET ". VOW is delighted to announce that Eveoke Dance Theatre is the recipient of the 2012 Voice Award for Artistic Works! Voices of Women, VOW: Contact JENNI PRISK at info@voicesofwomen.org or Visit: VOW, www.voicesofwomen.org At this very special dinner, VOW will present the 2012 Voice Award for Artistic Work to Eveoke Dance Theatre for their heart-opening dance theatre performances and effective, exemplary education projects based in social activism and compassionate perspectives. The evening will begin at 6:00pm with no-host cocktails, and conclude at 9:00pm following a Buffet Dinner and Award Presentation. Ticket Price: $60.00 Attire: Cocktail or Dressy Casual *** RSVP by October 13 by remitting your check to: Voices of Women, 8677 Villa La Jolla Drive, #1214, La Jolla CA 92037 or Via PayPal: Online Payment * Voices of Women is deeply grateful for the support of The Westreich Foundation. All proceeds from this event will directly benefit the programs and people that VOW supports. We hope to see you there! VOW's mission is to produce and support local and global education programs that uplift and empower women and children. The Board of Voices of Women email: info@voicesofwomen.org Phone: 858-642-6770 Web: http://www.voicesofwo...­ * Details will follow soon! *Where: Athens Market 109 West F Street San Diego, CA 92101  Free Street Parking is available OR you make Park in Horton Plaza. *

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***THUR OCT 18 at 6:00 to 8:00pm *** In WEST LOS ANGELES *** MEET SENATOR RUSS FEINGOLD! *** As he speaks To Support the California Clean Money Campaign & the California DISCLOSE Act, at the home of Betty and Stanley K. Sheinbaum in West Los Angeles 6:00 to 8:00 pm Thursday, October 18th *Hors d'oeuvres, wine, and an inspiring discussion with Russ Feingold Please join us for this rare opportunity to meet former Senator Russ Feingold to benefit the California Clean Money Campaign and its work on the California DISCLOSE Act and public financing of campaigns. Senator Feingold, founder of Progressives United & a national campaign finance reform champion, will talk about the damage done by the Supreme Court's Citizens United decision, what must be done to fix it, and why what we are doing in California is so crucial. You'll also hear directly from *** TRENT LANGE, President of the California Clean Money Campaign *** about the plan to pass the California DISCLOSE Act. Please join this fundraiser for the California Clean Money Campaign and its efforts to end the dominance of Big Money in politics. Co-Sponsor Levels: *Patron: $2,000 *Co-Host: $1,000 *Friend: $350 *Guests: $125 donation per person. As Senator Feingold said earlier this year: "The California DISCLOSE Act, is obviously one of the most important pieces of legislation in the nation with regards to campaign finance reform." Yes! I want to see Senator Feingold and/or become a co-sponsor! I can't make it, but I'd like to make a tax-deductible donation anyway. Register online: https://www.yesfairelections.o­rg/contacts/civicrm/event/register?id=47­3&reset=1 *Where: Home of Betty and Stanley K. Sheinbaum in West Los Angeles*CA 92007 *** Space is limited, so please RSVP. Contact Craig Preston at (323) 966‐0026 or www.CAdisclose.org ***

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***THUR OCT 18 at 6:30 PM - 8:00PM " CONGRESSWOMAN SUSAN DAVIS' ANNUAL EVENING RECEPTION " Please join us for Congresswoman Susan Davis' annual evening reception in support of her 2012 re-election campaign! * Where: 3100 Brant Street, San Diego, CA 92103 FOR More INFO & DETAILS PLEASE CONTACT : (858) 277-3367 Email: hernandez@finkhernandez.com



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*** Important date correction: FRIDAY, OCTOBER 20 thru SUNDAY OCTOBER 21. FRIDAY'S Session " begins at 6:30 PM - – 8:30 PM (Laying the Foundation) " IN LOS ANGELES • MOVE TO AMEND • SOCAL • CONFERENCE • The National Campaign to End Corporate Personhood and Demand Real Democracy! Move To Amend Invites You to Join Move to Amend activists and supporters from throughout Southern California and the surrounding region for a valuable opportunity to: ★ 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 Southern California region. When: Day/Date Correction! Our apologies. Friday Oct. 19 - Sunday Oct. 21 Events ~ • Session 1: Friday, October 19, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM (Laying the Foundation) • Session 2: Saturday, October 20, 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM (Organizing Skills Focus) • Session 3: Saturday, October 20, 10:45 AM – 12:15 PM (Strategy) Session 4: Saturday, October 20, 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM (Strategy & Organizing Skills) ~ ★ Social Mixer opportunity Saturday evening - Location TBA ★ • Session 5: Sunday, October 21, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM (Capacity Building/Infrastructure) We hope you'll be able to attend one or all of these sessions! In solidarity, Dr. Bill Honigman for PDA★ To Register: go here :- REGISTER TODAY! - - - https://movetoamend.o...­ Click here for more information and the convergence schedule: www.MoveToAmend.org We, the People of the United States of America, reject the U.S. Supreme Court's Citizens United ruling, and move to amend our Constitution to firmly establish that money is not speech, and that human beings, not corporations, are persons entitled to constitutional rights. *Where: Occidental College 1600 Campus Road Los Angeles, CA 90041
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***SAT OCT 21 at 11:30AM - 3:00PM • "Healthcare for All " IOT members presents ," GALA FUNDRAISER - CHAMPAGNE BUNCH - GREAT MUSIC " Join Healthcare For All IOT members at this great event Sunday October 21. 11:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. PHYSICIANS for a NATIONAL HEALTH PROGRAM - CALIFORNIA Presents " Single Payer – with Salsa on the Side! Annual Gala and Awards Ceremony Champagne Brunch - Silent and Live Auction and Awards" This event will HONOR SENATOR SHIELA KUEHL FOR LIFE TIME ACHIEVEMENT This year’s jazz brunch takes a walk on the Latin side, featuring the Grammy-nominated sounds of Jose Rizo’s Mongorama. Mongorama is a 9-piece, all-star band, performing fresh arrangements of Mongo Santamaria and others. This is Latin-Jazz at its highest level! The proceeds of the gala benefit PNHP California’s education and outreach programs – getting the single payer message out to the public. Tickets are $125. Get Your Tickets Now! Go to: http://pnhpgala.event...­ Hope you can make it! In solidarity, Dr. Bill Honigman for PDA *Where: Catalina's Jazz Club in Hollywood, 6725 W. Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 92008 (Catalina's Jazz Club #( 323) 466-2210 )

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***Important: ***MON OCT 22nd ***Voter Registration Deadline is still in effect for the upcoming 2012 general election.******

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***MON OCT 22 at 6:00 - 7:30pm (pst), " PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE " with PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA & Former GOVERNOR MITT ROMNEY " MODERATED by BOB SCHIEFFER, Chief Washington Correspondent, CBS News, and Moderator, Face the Nation. All of the debates will begin at 9 p.m. ET and end at 10:30 p.m. ET. Who says the fun has to start and stop with the debate? A debate watch party is a great way to enjoy yourself and other like-minded liberals!

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***SAT OCT 22vat 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM " 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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***MON OCT 22 at 5:30 PM - 7:30PM " THE OFFICIAL SAN DIEGO COUNTY DEMOCRATIC PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE WATCH PARTY" Join fellow San Diego Democrats to watch the FINAL Presidential Debate of the 2012 election at our Democratic Unity Office. Light snacks and refreshments will be provided, and you'll also have a chance to hear about many other opportunities to get involved and help elect Democrats in November! We will be having a phonebank for Democrats before the debate, so come early and hope to see you there! Where: Democratic Unity Campaign Office, 8322 Clairemont Mesa Blvd., Suite 202 San Diego, CA 92111 Contact: (858) 598-3307 Email: info@sddemocrats.org Website: www.sddemocrats.org

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*** WED OCT 24 at 10:15AM - 12:00PM " Register New Citizens to Vote at Civic Center Plaza! " COME ON DOWN FOR A CHANCE TO HELP REGISTER NEW CITIZENS TO VOTE! Come help us register new citizens to vote after they are naturalized at this month's ceremony. We'll provide the training and materials--all you need to do is show up! *Where: Civic Center Plaza, 3rd & B St., San Diego, CA 92101 Contact: (858) 277-3367 Email: sdvoter@gmail.com


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***FRI OCT 26 at 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM Voter Registration -  Register New Citizens to Vote in Chula Vista! Come help us register new citizens to vote after they are naturalized at this month's ceremony. We'll provide the training and materials--all you need to do is show up!* Where: Homeland Security/Immigration and Naturalization Building, 1261 Third Ave., Chula Vista, CA Contact: (858) 277-3367 Email: sdvoter@gmail.com

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***SAT OCT 27 at 10:00AM - 12:00PM Democratic Club of Carlsbad-Oceanside ~ MAX DISPOSTI is the principal speaker and the theme of the evening is "Equality in North County". MAX DISPOSTI is the founder of the North County LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender) Coalition ~ The vision of his group is to have a community where all people feel accepted, valued, safe and free from social stigma. MAX DISPOSTI is also the Executive Director of the NORTH COUNTY LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Questioning) Resource Center., 510 No. Coast Hy, Oceanside. The Center provides support for youth, seniors, military, and everybody else who asks for it. Free HIV/AIDS testing and prevention, counseling, civil rights advocacy and so much more are available to the 800+ individuals who participate ea. month. For his community work, Mr. Diposti was nominated as Oceanside Rotary Club’s “Citizen of the Year” in 2010, the same year he received the Harvey Milk Award. *FREE EVENT* Coffee, tea, homebaked treats, and plenty of conviviality and solid information. Please bring guest if you like. This month’s topic is a little off the political scene, but not that far. We look forward to meeting him. *Where: Women's Club of Carlsbad, 3320 Monroe Street , Carlsbad, CA 92008 (across from CHS Stadium). Ample safe parking in rear lot. *FREE EVENT* Donations are always appreciated!(858) 277-3367 Email: gclaw@cox.net .


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

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***IMPORTANT*** MON OCT 29 - Last Day to Request a Vote-By-Mail Ballot for the General Election!





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***TUES NOV 6 - ***Polls Open from 7:00AM to 8:00PM*** - General Election Day! DON'T FORGET TO VOTE ON NOVEMBER 6th! *** POLLS OPEN from 7:00AM - 8:00PM*******



***TUESDAY ***NOVEMBER 6 ***DO NOT FORGET TO VOTE!!!***TUES NOV 6 - ***Polls Open from 7:00AM to 8:00PM*** - General Election Day! Polls open from 7 am-8 pm ***(Last day to turn in your vote-by-mail ballot).

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***WED NOV 7 at 12:00 / NOON The City Club of San Diego presents a program that brings together two great friends, RABBI MICHAEL STERNFIELD & REVEREND MARK TOTTER They will have a conversation in dialogue on: "Overcoming Barriers of Misunderstanding." Rabbi Sternfield, now at Chicago's Sinai Congregation, one of America's most influential Jewish synagogues, was formerly Rabbi at Temple Beth in San Diego. Reverend Mark Trotter was for 24 years the Senior Minister at First United Methodist Church of San Diego, Methodism's largest congregation in the west. The two men started what has become a tradition, Temple Beth and First Methodist joining in worship on Thanksgiving eve, alternating between both houses of worship. I am confident, knowing both men as I do, that this will be a special occasion, and I bid you join us. The cost for the 12-Noon luncheon is $20 for members and LJCDS parents, $30 to non-members. Reservations: 619-687-3580, or cityclubofsandiego@prodigy.net Details on the event: www.cityclubofsandiego.com. (A NOTE ABOUT CAITLIN ROTHER: Caitlin's presentation last Saturday was terrific. She brought us full circle, from a young La Jolla High/UC grad to her various journalism stops, Springfield, Massachusetts to LA, to 13 years with the U-T covering politics to becoming a best-selling author. It hasn't been easy and challenges remain, as they do for most authors, but her story is impressive - and everyone benefited from hearing it, especially the LJCDS students). See you for the Mike & Mark show on the 7th. Cheers, George Mitrovich President *WHERE: In the Community Room at La Jolla Country Day School, 9490 Genesee Ave, La Jolla, CA 92037


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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


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*** FRI NOV 9 at 5:00pm Reception/ 6:30pm Dinner /7:00pm Program at the McMillan Center, NTC Liberty Station in Point Loma " SALUTE to GLORIA PENNER & the BROADS of BROADCASTING " The Women's Museum of California cordially invites you to a dinner and program honoring San Diego's "BROADS OF BROADCASTING" A Salute to GLORIA PENNER in recognition of her groundbreaking contributions to women in radio and television. Event to benefit the Women's Museum of California. INVITED GUESTS INCLUDE: *Laura Buxton *Cathy Clark *Susan Farrell *Carol leBeau *Danuta Pfeiffer *Sarah Purcell *Margaret Radford *Allison Ross *Maria Valesquez *Bree Walker* and others. Tickets $150 with Groups of 4 $500. FOR MORE INFORMATION CALL: 619 233-7963 or email: info@womensmuseumca.org About Women's Museum of California We are now located at NTC Liberty Station in Point Loma as part of San Diego's newest Arts and Culture Zone. *Where: Women's Museum of California 2730 Historic Decatur Road Barracks 16 - Suite 103 San Diego, CA 92106 Phone: (619) 233-7963 online register: https://events.r20.co...­

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***SAT NOV 10 at 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM " 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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***MON NOV 12 at at 7-8:45pm (CLAIREMONT) MESA DEMOCRATIC CLUB MEETING. Speaker to be Announced. Contact: (858) 361-1735 Email: president@mesa.sddem.org Website: www.mesa.sddem.org *Where: SDCDP Headquarters, 8340 Clairemont Mesa Blvd. Ste 105, SD 92111

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***MON NOV 12 at 10:00AM- 12:00PM /Noon   " Voter Registration Event - Register New Citizens to Vote at Civic Center Plaza! " Come help us register new citizens to vote after they are naturalized at this month's ceremony. We'll provide the training and materials--all you need to do is show up! Where: Civic Center Plaza, 3rd & B St., San Diego, CA 92101 Contact: (858) 277-3367 Email: sdvoter@gmail.com

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*** THUR NOV 15 at 11:30AM " LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS LUNCHEON " Featuring Speaker: CALIFORNIA CONTROLLER JOHN CHAING! " Details to come. *Where: Tom Ham's Lighthouse, 2150 Harbor Island Drive San Diego, CA 92101

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***FRI NOV 16 at 8:00 AM - 12:00 Voter Registration ~ Register New Citizens to Vote in Chula Vista! Come help us register new citizens to vote after they are naturalized at this month's ceremony. We'll provide the training and materials--all you need to do is show up!
*Where: Homeland Security/Immigration and Naturalization Building, 1261 Third Ave., Chula Vista, CA Contact: (858) 277-3367 Email: sdvoter@gmail.com

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***FRI NOV 16 at "The Annual Dinner of the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate " In Boston JOIN US ON NOVEMBER 16, 2012 FOR THE ANNUAL DINNER We have much to celebrate about the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the U.S. Senate at this year's Annual Dinner. Join us for a special evening to mark a year of tremendous progress as Boston's next great landmark takes shape. The Annual Dinner of the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate - Dinner Co-Chairs Jack Connors, Jr. and Elaine Schuster Honorary Co-Chairs The Family of Senator Edward M. Kennedy Edward M. Kennedy Institute Board of Directors For further information about purchasing a ticket or a table, please call (617) 740-7000 or email dinner@emkinstitute.org. Go to: https://secure.kenned...­r The Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate, Inc., (the "EMK Institute") is a not-for-profit 501 (c)(3) corporation. All donations are tax-deductible to the full extent of the law only to the extent they are gifts, which is the amount beyond the fair market value of the ticket. If you prefer to purchase a ticket via mail, please send a check to: Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate 400 Atlantic Avenue Boston, MA 02110 The EMK Institute will provide this information to you for your tax records. Reply-To: mail@emkinstitute.org ***Where: The Fairmont Copley Plaza Boston 138 St. James Avenue Boston, MA 02116

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*** 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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***SAT DEC 8 at 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM " 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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***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 Email: info@sddemocrats.org Website: www.sddemocrats.org

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*****HAPPY NEW YEAR!**********2013**********HAPPY NEW YEAR!******


***JUNE 20-23, 2013 *Thursday, June 20, 2013 - Sunday, June 23, 2013 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM Pacific Time***NETROOTS NATION 2013 ANNUAL CONFERENCE*** IN SAN JOSE *** In case you missed the announcement at the end of this year's conference, Netroots Nation 2013 is going to be June 20-23 in San Jose, CA. I wanted to let you know that the earlybird rate for next year expires in a week. To get the lowest rate, register before August 15. CONTACT US at Email: registration@netrootsnation.org or Snail Mail: Netroots Nation 60 29th Street #664 San Francisco, CA 94110 * *Where: San Jose Convention Center, 150 West San Carlos St., San Jose, California 95110 USA 816-665-6664 *



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*** FROM SDCDP HQ ***

***IMPORTANT!!! Calling All Office Volunteers ! Hello Wonderful Office Volunteers! We received a very large shipment of thousands of door hangers just a little while ago, and I need your help getting them ready to get out to voters! We'll have precinct walkers stopping by tomorrow afternoon to pick up their door hangers so they can walk their precincts. All I need your help with is bundling them in to bunches of 50 so that they are easy to count and get out the door. Can you come in tomorrow sometime between 9:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.? The earlier the better so that we have them ready as soon as possible. Thanks so much for your help! Best, Meg Margaret Mandy Political Director, San Diego County Democratic Party, 8340 Clairemont Mesa Blvd., Suite 105, San Diego, CA 92111 Phone: (858) 277-3367 | Fax: (858) 571-0275 www.sddemocrats.org


Online Voter Registration Now Available in California -- For the first time ever, voters in our state can now register completely online -- no paper form needed. Californians whose current addresses match the address they have on file with the DMV can register (or reregister) at www.sandiegovotes.org. About 70% of people eligible to vote in San Diego County are still not registered. The deadline is coming up in just over a month, on October 22, so please share that website widely and make sure everyone you know is signed up! Especially in this presidential election year, new registrants and first-time voters are a key part of the Democratic electorate.


Volunteer to Sign Up New Voters -- Deadline in LESS THAN ONE MONTH! Over the next four weeks, we have a chance to ensure that San Diego solidifies our status as a "blue" county by registering thousands of Democrats. We just need volunteers to staff our Democratic Party booths at upcoming events to reach out to potential voters and get them on the rolls. Will you join us? Those opportunities include naturalization ceremonies in Chula Vista and downtown, Adams Ave. Street Fair on Sept. 29-30, the Little Italy Festa on Oct. 14, and campus-based activities at SDSU, UCSD, and USD. You can sign up at www.sddemocrats.org/bluecounty or call us at (858) 277-3367.


Spread the Word About This Election Through Social Media -- A study published last week by a UCSD professor found that one Election Day message sent in 2010 got at least 300,000 additional people to vote. Social media, including Facebook, will be even more important in informing and mobilizing voters this year -- and you can help. First, please "like" us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter. And in the coming weeks, we urge you to share and retweet the County Democratic Party's messages and add some of your own! Just by letting your friends know that you're volunteering, donating, or voting to support Democrats, you'll be motivating them to get engaged too.



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Important: The Oct 22nd voter registration deadline is still in effect for the upcoming 2012 general election.

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* FROM MIKE THALLER & JOHN MATTES, MUCH BETTER CHOICES - NEWS & ELECTION INFO *


★MIKE THALLER & JOHN MATTES from info@MuchBetterChoices.com ★ Subject: El Cajon - owned and operated by the Lincoln Club El Cajon - Owned and Operated by the Lincoln Club! A "club" of Wealthy Republicans. The Republicans and the Lincoln Club have taken over El Cajon You are probably familiar with Lincoln Club, a "club" of wealthy, powerful Republicans. The Lincoln Club of Orange County is best known for funding Proposition 32. If passed, no money from working people through their Unions can be used for political purposes while SUPER PAC money and money from corporations can be used without restrictions! This is a followup to the Citizens United case that was also brought about by the Lincoln Club. With the blessings of the very Republican City Council of El Cajon, The Lincoln Club has been given full approval rights of any political signs placed in El Cajon. I have been told that the charter of the Lincoln Club of San Diego limits their jurisdiction to the City of San Diego. If that is true, it did not stop them from becoming the group who decides who can and can not have political signs in El Cajon. In any case, I am no legal expert but this sounds illegal to me (That pesky first amendment thing.)

The East County Magazine did an excellent article on this that you can see (and tweet) at: bit.ly/Uouwnk BUT WAIT, THERE'S MORE! A "citizen" land owner, John Gibson, who is on the El Cajon "Blue Ribbon Commission" approached the El Cajon City Council complaining that there were signs on private property, placed by his tenants, for someone who is supported by pro-abortion groups. He was referring to Democrat Ben Kalasho who is running in the supposedly non-partisan El Cajon City Council race. Gibson demanded that he had the right to have such signage be taken down. He went on to say that he was concerned that Kalasho, a young Iraqi immigrant who is a Chaldean Christian, did not understand English.
The mayor and council ignored the racist remark and had nothing to say about signs being taken down for people supported by anyone who does not believe the way Mr. Gibson does.

A group called "The Society of Christian Voters made this very well done video showing the hypcrisy of Mr. Gibson, the El Cajon mayor, and the City Council". You can see it at: youtube/943Hfa3juSo. Take a look at the video and "Like" it. As much as we would like to take credit for it, this is not a Much Better Choices video. If you know who The Society of Christian re-tweet is, please ask them to contact us at info@MuchBetterChoices.com so we can have a nice chat. WE NEED TO GET THE WORD OUT! We will be tweeting about this plase also tweet and retweet both the article and the video link. I recommend you use the Ifhtag #ElCajon Facebook tip If you still need a Facebook account or a Twitter account, you can get instructions on how to do it on our website at www.MuchBetterChoices.com.

Please Help Us - do more We would like to have the resources to produce even more videos and put some of them on the air. Our success in raising money from big donors has been less than steller. So we are making it possible for us to accept small donations. If you can pitch in a few bucks, or ask your friends to kick in a few bucks, or find someone to pitch in a bunch of bucks, it would be a big help in this effort. You can find a link to a "donate" page on our website at: www.MuchBetterChoices.com. Or, there is a direct link at: bit.ly/QYcYGJ Any help to move this cause forward would be greatly appreciated. As always, if you have questions or suggestions you can contact us at info@MuchBetterChoices.com.

The San Diego Tea Party's take on the Affordable Care Act featuring Brian Bilbray and Nick Popaditch The San Diego Tea Party had an anti-health care rally the weekend before last. We were there and produced this 5 1/2 minute video from the 2 hour rally. It's a real eye-opener. Take a look and tweet it out (use the Hashtag: #TeaWatch) and put it on your facebook page. bit.ly/O9hhPd For more details go to our website: www.muchbetterchoices.com 2012 Republican platform gives rights and takes them away!

We released this video right after Congressman Todd Akin (R-MO) declared that "legitimate" rape won't result in a pregnancy and THE NEXT DAY, the Republicans put the no abortion for any reason plank into their 2012 platform. Please tweet the link to it (Use Hashtag #GOPplatform) and like it for your facebook page. youtube/0DQ2H-Kpf88 For more details go to our website: www.muchbetterchoices.com

Mitt Romney decides we don't need firefighters Just after the Wisconsin recall election and during wildfires that burned through much of the Western States, Mitt Romney declared that President Obama is wasting Taxpayer money on Firefighters (and Police; and Teachers.) Please tweet the link (use hashtag #burnRomneyburn) and like it for your facebook page. bit.ly/Lo164H For more details go to our website: www.muchbetterchoices.com Congressman Bilbray is a Slumlord While he lives comfortably in Virginia, Congressman Brian Bilbray owns slum property in Imperial Beach California. Please tweet the link and like it for your facebook page. youtu.be/fjDahaDXMvg The follow up news item is at: youtu.be/S6Da-ygEdkU TIPS: Facebook tip Please help us do more of this Got ideas, or need help? For more details go to our website: www.muchbetterchoices.com




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CANDIDATES INFO:

1. BOB FILNER For Mayor San Diego 2012

***** Campaign OFFICE and Contribution Address: Bob Filner for Mayor 2012, 1460 7th Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101 General: (619) 231-6200 Email: info@bobfilnerformayor.com Website: http://www.bobfilnerf...­

Filner has a solid record of fighting for the working families, seniors, veterans and small business owners that make up his district. He has worked to meet the challenges of his district, including providing affordable healthcare for border communities and all Americans. Filner’s experience representing a border community has given him significant insight on the incredible potential of San Diego. He recognizes that the city is at a crossroads, and to move forward we must do things and tackle problems that might be difficult.

Bob Filner is running for Mayor because he has an outsider’s view and approach combined with an insider’s understanding of the problems and the solutions. .



2. SHERRI LIGHTNER For City Council District 1

***** Please join us for a walk in University City to Re-elect Sherri Lightner! After the Labor Day hump we will be hitting the streets canvassing for Sherri. We need all the ground support we can get in order to ensure that Sherri continue to spend another 4 years at city hall working for her community. rsvp via email to: campaign@sherrilightner.org Or by phone to (858) 454-4764 Campaign Office: Sherri Lightner for City Council 2012, 8340 Clairemont Mesa Blvd, Suite 107 San Diego, CA 92111

" ... The San Diego City Firefighters are proud to continue our endorsement of you as City of San Diego's Councilmember for Council District 1. You have demonstrated an unwavering commitment to keeping San Diegans safe and protected. You have been a vocal proponent of making sure that fire engines and trucks are properly staffed and were instrumental in helping end fire engine brownouts. Thank you for taking a leadership role when it comes to public safety." Sincerely, Frank De Clercq President The San Diego City Firefighters



3. SCOTT PETERS for U.S. Congressional District #52

***** Scott Peters for Congress HQ'S: 4715 Viewridge Ave., Suite 150, San Diego, CA 92123 Phone: ( 858) 715-1369 Email: info@scottpeters.com Website: http://www.scottpeter...­


“Scott is a smart, caring, trustworthy leader who puts people first. He has a base of supporters that spans the political spectrum because they know he is an effective advocate. He doesn’t fight for headlines; he fights to get things done. " _____ Toni Atkins, Assemblymember, California's 76th Assembly District



4. DAVE ROBERTS For County Board of Supervisors District #3

***** Dave Roberts for Supervisor 2012 *Escondido Office Location: 982 W. Valley Parkway, Escondido, CA 92025 *Solana Beach Office Location: 462 Stevens Ave, Suite 105 Solana Beach, CA 92075 *Phone: 858-876-5460 *Email: campaign@daverobertsforsupervisor.com­ Website: http://daverobertsfor...­ *Campaign Manager-Gary Gartner: GaryGartner@gmail.com

"... I am Supporting Dave Roberts. I strongly believe that partisan politics has no place in doing what is best for San Diego County. I am endorsing Dave Roberts because of trust. I trust him to do what he says he will do. I know that the public can put their trust in him. I want honesty in my elected officials. That what we have in Dave Roberts. " _____ Pam Slater-Price. San Diego County Supervisor, 3rd District



5. ROBERT AMADOR For Superior Court JUDGE - Office #25!

***** Deputy District Attorney, ROBERT AMADOR, Candidate for SUPERIOR COURT JUDGE ~ Office #25: He is the only Judicial Candidate RATED WELL QUALIFIED! Phone: (619) 971-3003 Email: robertamador2012@gmail.com Website: www.amadorforjudge.com

"... He has been a Deputy District Attorney almost 30 years, with over 100 jury trials including death penalty cases. He has held various supervisory positions in the D.A.'s office and has received too many awards to list. ... Bob has received the highest rating from the County Bar: Well Qualified. His opponent, who has run unsuccessfully before, was again found to be Lacking Qualifications. Bob is endorsed by over 90 Superior Court judges, as well as Mayor Sanders, Sheriff Gore, District Attorney Dumanis and Public Defender Coker, City Attorney Goldsmith, and many other elected officials and civic leaders from both sides of the aisle. " _____ Hon. Robert Longstreth



6. MARNE FOSTER For Unified School District E

***** Overwhelming Winner of June Primary with Over 62% of the Vote!

Facebook: http://www.facebook.c...­ Email: foster4schoolboard@gmail.com Website: www.fosterforschoolboard.com

As a parent, teacher, and administrator, I have always expected the best from my children, students, colleagues, leaders, and from myself. Consequently, I have seen some great achievements in education; all of them have had six significant components: a purpose, a plan, an implementation strategy, partnerships, dedication and transparency. Citywide General Election Nov. 6th! Please VOTE FOSTER!




7. JOHN LEE EVANS For Unified School Board District A

***** Re-elect Dr. John Lee Evans for School Board District A Keeping teachers in the classroom for our kids!

Email: http://evansforschool...­ Website: http://evansforschool...­
Email to Volunteer: http://evansforschool...­ Facebook: http://www.facebook.c...­



8. MARTY BLOCK for CA STATE SENATE District #39

*****ELECT MARTY BLOCK for CA STATE SENATOR DISTRICT #39

*** MARTY BLOCK FOR STATE SENATE 2012 OFFICE: 1010 University Avenue #1687 San Diego, CA 92103 website: www.martyblock.com


Phone : (619) 677-3339 Fax : (619) 677-3353 Email info@martyblock.com To volunteer: http://www.martyblock...­

Staff Roberto Alcantar Campaign Manager: roberto@martyblock.com



9. MARTI EMERALD For SAN DIEGO CITY COUNCIL District #9

***RE-ELECT MARTI EMERALD FOR SAN DIEGO CITY COUNCIL

MARTI EMERALD for SAN DIEGO CITY COUNCIL DISTRICT #9 Website: http://www.martiemera...­



10. JUAN VARGAS for U.S. Congressional District #51

*** ELECT JUAN VARGAS For U.S. CONGRESS DISTRICT #51 Website: http://www.votevargas...­

Mailing Address: 642 Palomar Street Ste. 406-191, Chula Vista, CA 91911 Phone Numbers: San Diego County 619-797-5826 & Imperial County 760-554-4342


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Party Office and Contact Information

Kearny Mesa Headquarters | Unity Campaign | Chula Vista | La Mesa
Carlsbad | Escondido | PB Coastal Clubs | Contact Us



Democratic Party Headquarters in San Diego

8340 Clairemont Mesa Boulevard
Suite 105
San Diego, CA 92111

Phone: (858) 277-3367
Fax: (858) 571-0275
E-mail: info@sddemocrats.org - or send a message using the form at the end of this page
Hours: Monday - Friday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Our office is in a complex on Clairemont Mesa Boulevard just west of Highway 163:




 

Democratic Unity Campaign Office

8322 Clairemont Mesa Blvd., Suite 202
San Diego, CA 92111

Phone: (858) 568-4829
E-mail: info@sddemocrats.org - or send a message using the form at the end of this page
Hours:



Chula Vista Campaign Office

45 Broadway, Suite B
Chula Vista, CA 91910

Phone: (619) 777-6884
E-mail: info@sddemocrats.org - or send a message using the form at the end of this page
Hours: Monday to Friday 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.



La Mesa Campaign Office

7839 University Ave., Suite 106
La Mesa, CA 91941
Parking entrance at back of building

Phone: (619) 735-3008
E-mail: Please send a message using the form at the end of this page




Carlsbad Campaign Office

390 Oak Ave.
Carlsbad, CA 92008

Phone: (760) 542-8190



Escondido Campaign Office

Dave Roberts for Supervisor Campaign Office
982 W. Valley Parkway
Escondido, CA 92025

Phone: (760) 705-8024



Coastal Democratic Clubs Office

1946 Balboa Ave.
San Diego, CA 92109

Phone: (858) 752-9544
E-mail: michael_mcquary@yahoo.com - or send a message using the form at the end of this page
Hours: Daily 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.




*********MESSAGES & INFO **************

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*** VERA MOLDT *** PLEASE FOWARD THIS TO OTHERS WHO ARE INTERESTED IN STANDING UP TO THE WAR ON WOMEN *****


From: Jan Briggs [mailto:perujan@yahoo.com]
Sent: Wednesday, October 10, 2012 5:38 PM
Subject: Supporting Reproductive Rights

The Center for Reproductive Rights is asking people to sign a petition to Congress for a Reproductive Bill of Rights.

Here is the text of that bill. If you agree, please go to their site and sign the petition: http://www.drawthelin...­
BILL OF REPRODUCTIVE RIGHTS
WE THE PEOPLE OF THE UNITED STATES HEREBY ASSERT
THE FOLLOWING AS FUNDAMENTAL HUMAN RIGHTS THAT NO
GOVERNMENT MAY DENY, AND THAT OUR GOVERNMENTS
AT EVERY LEVEL MUST GUARANTEE AND SAFEGUARD FOR ALL.

• ONE
THE RIGHT TO MAKE OUR OWN DECISIONS ABOUT OUR
REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH AND FUTURE, FREE FROM INTRUSION
OR COERCION BY ANY GOVERNMENT, GROUP,
OR INDIVIDUAL.

• TWO
THE RIGHT TO A FULL RANGE OF SAFE, AFFORDABLE, AND
READILY ACCESSIBLE REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH CARE
INCLUDING PREGNANCY CARE, PREVENTIVE SERVICES,
CONTRACEPTION, ABORTION, AND FERTILITY TREATMENT—
AND ACCURATE INFORMATION ABOUT ALL OF THE ABOVE.

• THREE
THE RIGHT TO BE FREE FROM DISCRIMINATION IN ACCESS
TO REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH CARE OR ON THE BASIS OF OUR
REPRODUCTIVE DECISIONS.



THANK YOU FOR SIGNING, JAN BRIGGS


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*** JEENI CRISCENZO, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, AMIKAS ***

*** From Jeeni on Oct 9, 2012 - jeeni@amikas.org Subject: Sometimes our dreams really do come true!

Dear Friends,

Have you ever had a dream of creating something and then after a lot of hard work and nerve-wracking difficulties, there it is - exactly as you imagined it!

That's what happened yesterday when Juan and I went over to the Amikas House.

We walked in the front door and saw the dining room festooned with Halloween decorations. Lucy was sitting at the dining room table with two of her children (9 and 5), helping them with their homework (names have been changed to protect identity of our residents). In the living room Marsha was chatting with one of the teenagers living at the house. I went into the computer room where Yolanda was taking advantage of the time her 2-year-old was napping to work on her resume. She happily showed me a book she had found on our bookshelf about how to get a better job.

I told Nancy, who had just come home from work, that there were some new curtains in the garage. She and her roommate have been putting a lot of time into decorating the house, hanging curtain, and pictures and arranging furniture. She was delighted to go see what had been donated.

The house was just humming with positive energy! What a difference having a place to live has made in the lives of these women and their children! I wish I could show you some photos, particularly of the smiles on the kids' faces - kids who only a few weeks ago were living in circumstances children should never know. Because we need to protect those children and their moms, I'll leave it to your imagination, the look on the face of a 5-year-old girl intently coloring as her mom looks on, finally feeling safe and at home.

We are a very long way from housing the thousands of people in San Diego who have no place to call home. The shared-housing concept that we are using at Amikas House is just one of many ways that we need to be using to address the problem of homelessness.

If you look at the six families we are helping, it might seem like it's hardly making a dent in the situation. But for these ladies and their kids, this is life changing. We need your help to keep this going. The rent our residents pay barely covers our rent. We've been squeezing every penny of your donations to pay for everything else.

Thanks to your generous donations, the kitchen has all the dishes and pots and appliances we need. We have furnishings, books, bed linens and children's toys.

There are few things we still need, like garden tools and a computer printer and speakers, but what we really need now is money.

I keep thinking of that movie, Field of Dreams where they said, "If you build it they will come." We built it and they've come - we already have a waiting list!

So now, I have to believe the money will come too. I know it's annoying that I end every email asking for you to make a contribution.

You must be tired of everyone having their hand out these days. I can only promise you that your donation is really making a difference and is very much appreciated. Thank You!

Please consider making a painless, recurring donation on our website at http://amikas.org/con...­ so we can budget for the year. Or you can mail a check to: Amikas, PO Box 711194, San Diego, CA 92171-1194

Amikas is a 501(c)(3) organization and your donation is tax deductible.

Thank you for all you do to help us help our homeless veteran women and their children.

-- Jeeni Criscenzo Executive Director, Amikas We invite you to join us, to learn more about Amikas. For more information, contact Jeeni Criscenzo by email at: Jeeni@amikas.org or visit our website at www.amikas.org



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