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SD DFA CALENDAR OF EVENTS • From THURSDAY OCT 18 to TUESDAY NOV 6 - JANUARY 2013 ★SAT OCT 20 at 9:00AM -!2:00PM/Noon "This Saturday, State Controller John Chiang and San Diego Councilmember Marti Emerald will join us for our huge precinct walk to S

Carol C.
cchangus
Group Organizer
San Diego, CA


***FROM SDCDP HQ'S THE TURF REPORT *** GO TEAM *** ANNOUNCEMENT***

FROM: SDCDP * NEWS FROM THE GRASSROOTS ORGANIZING TEAM - www.goteamsd.org

THE TURF REPORT:

Now that we are in the countdown to Election Day, we hope you've been able to reach many of the voters on your list. As you canvass, please remember the all-important "asks" and mark the responses on your list. If a voter was/is not home, please try to reach them a second time by phone or in person. Thank you for making and taking the time for this important and effective person-to-person voter contact!

◊ TURN IN YOUR LIST BEFORE IT EXPIRES AT 30 DAYS If you are not finished with your list and it is close to that 30-day expiration, your coordinator can enter the data you have collected so far and provide you with a new list to use through October 28.

◊ TODAY TO OCTOBER 28 This is the period for canvassing all remaining voters marked as Slate, Turnout or Persuasion on your list. Turn in your list for data entry as soon as possible, ideally within 72 hours of canvassing. All lists must be returned for data entry before the data deadline (October 29). Lists can be returned to your coordinator, your community data coordinator, or any one of our offices.

◊ OCTOBER 29 TO NOVEMBER 1 - Call all vote-by-mail voters in your precinct who are still hanging on to a ballot and urge them to mail it by November 1. Your coordinator can provide you with a list of voters who need a reminder call. ◊ NOVEMBER 3 TO NOVEMBER 6 - ELECTION DAY Work with our coordinated campaigns for Get-out-the-Vote (GOTV) and Poll Checking on Election Day. Details to follow.

◊ RESOURCES FOR YOU You probably already have them - but just in case - scripts and talking points to go with your list are on our GO Team website (username: goteamsd password: walk2win). You can also access a complete list of endorsements to share with friends/families in other communities. We have doorhangers or flyers for every community in the county - these are available from your coordinator and in our offices. Your Community is coordinated by Marcia Bookstein, marciabookstein@gmail.com, (858) 457-3024.

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NOTE: *** WED thru SUN from 12:00PM -4PM - WOMEN'S MUSEUM of CALIFORNIA - Museum Hours: from 12:00PM to 4:00pm CURRENT MUSEUM EXHIBIT: A Moral Earthquake - The San Diego Suffrage Story How San Diego women impacted the results of the 1911 Election! Hours: noon to 4pm Wed thru Sunday   Where: NTC Liberty Station in Point Loma, Barracks 16, Women's Museum of California 2730 Historic Decatur Road, Barracks 16 - Suite 103,  San Diego, CA 92106 Liberty Station



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*** Important date correction: FRIDAY, OCTOBER 19 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★ REGISTER TODAY! GO TO: - - - 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 20 at 9 a.m - 12 p.m. SUPER SATURDAY WALK with JOHN CHIANG & MARTI EMERALD We had an amazing Super Walk last weekend, with nearly 500 volunteers joining us to talk to voters as they fill out their mail ballots. But our priority campaigns are still too close to call and we can't afford to let up for a minute. This Saturday, State Controller John Chiang and San Diego Councilmember Marti Emerald will join us for our huge precinct walk to Stop Prop 32 and elect Bob Filner our next mayor! Saturday, October 20 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. Go to: http://unionyes.org/j...­ Recent polling has shown both Proposition 32 and Carl DeMaio gaining in the polls. They have unlimited money that we can't match, which is why it's so important that our people power comes through this election. That's why we need you this Saturday! Email: sdlc@unionyes.org *Where: San Diego Labor Council 3737 Camino del Rio S San Diego, CA 92108

NO on PROP 32: ***SAT OCT 20, 2012:

Fight back against the Anonymous Millions: Join the No on 32 Statewide Day of Action -

In SAN DIEGO - San Diego-Imperial CLC precinct walks Saturdays, 9am Labor Council Office, 3737 Camino Del Rio South, San Diego RSVP to Evan McLaughlin 619-228-8101 emclaughlin@unionyes.org

In VISTA - Vista Alliance/No on 32 precinct walks Saturdays, 10-2pm 1950 Shadowridge Dr., Ste. B, Vista RSVP to Kyle Krahel-Frolander 760-672-1960 kkrahel@gmail.com

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*** SATURDAY OCTOBER 20 & SUNDAY OCTOBER 21 * Time : 9AM- 9PM 3-hour shifts are available * See Below * OBAMA for AMERICA -OFA -  PHONE BANKING * GET OUT THE VOTE EFFORT * This is it. This is the last 19 days before the last election of Barack Obama. You can make a difference in determining which candidate becomes our next President. If you want President Obama to be re-elected, he needs your help. Obama is going to need an army of volunteers for this GOTV effort. Please bring as many friends and family members as you can. We ask that you bring a cell phone & charger, and a laptop (if you have one ) to your shift. 3-hour shifts are available - * SHIFT 1: 9am – Noon * SHIFT 2 : Noon – 3pm *SHIFT 3: 3pm = 6pm *SHIFT 4: 6pm – 9pm We are asking all supporters to volunteer some time to make some phone calls with us to Get out the Vote (GOTV) in Battleground States this weekend. To sign up to Volunteer, please go to: http://www.barackobam...­   Obama thanks you. Your country thanks you. I thank you. Rhoda, Obama for America (OFA) Neighborhood Team Leader 2O12bama Rhoda Quate: rhodaqu@hotmail.com PS> For more information, call me: (619) 356-0159 WHERE: Marina Village Conference Center, 1936 Quivira Way, San Diego, CA 92109



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***SAT OCT 20 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 20 at at 1:00PM 'Women of Color United at The Center', Where: The Center, 3909 Centre Street on Saturdays at 1 pm. The group meets downstairs in Latino Services. For more information, email: women@thecentersd.org *

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***SAT OCT 20 at 2:00PM ★ BEACH PARTY PROTEST ~ Against a Romney Economy ★ FIESTA de PROTESTA en CONTRA ~ de la Economía Romney ★ A Romney economy, where jobs are outsourced, wages are driven down and taxes are dodged by the richest 1%, leaves our communities behind. We don’t want a Romney economy and we’re making our voices heard at Romney’s multi-million dollar La Jolla beach house. ★ FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook....­ ★ This SATURDAY October 20th, 2012 at 2:00 pm ★ L. A. PROGRESSIVES are bussing down to Join SAN DIEGO PROGRESSIVES FOR THIS BEACH PARTY PROTEST! ★ CONTACT & INFO: ★ MELISSA CHADBURN, Event Organizer ★ Phone: 213-434-2929 ★ FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook....­ WHERE: Meet at Marine Street Beach at the end of Sea Lane in La Jolla ★ (Street parking available on adjacent streets)

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***SAT OCT 20 at 3:00-5:00PM Author, MEDEA BENJAMIN, TALK & DISCUSSION & BOOK SIGNING of her book, " DRONE WARFARE: KILLING BY REMOTE CONTROL " The Peace Resource Center of San Diego will host Medea Benjamin, from Code Pink, on Saturday, October 20, 2012 for a book signing and talk. 3-5 p.m., 3850 Westgate Place, San Diego, CA 92105 This program will be in the Church of the Brethren Sanctuary; first building as you enter the parking lot. Medea will discuss and sign copies of her book, "Drone Warfare: Killing by Remote Control." She is currently on a peace delegation to Pakistan and will also speak about her experiences there. Copies of the book will be available for sale. Drone Warfare (OR Books, 2012) is a comprehensive look at the growing menace of drone warfare, with an extensive analysis of who is producing the drones, where they are being used, who are "piloting" these unmanned planes, who are the victims and what are the legal and moral implications. But this book is also a call to action, with a look at what activists, lawyers and scientists are doing to rein in the drones, and ways to move forward. Go to: http://codepink.org/a...­ Co-sponsored with the San Diego Coalition for Peace and Justice. Please contact caroljahnkow@gmail.com if your group would like to also be a co-sponsor FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook....­ *Where: CHURCH of the BRETHREN SANCTUARY, 3850 Westgate Place, San Diego, CA 92105

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*** SUNDAY OCTOBER 21 * Time : 9AM- 9PM 3-hour shifts are available * See Below * OBAMA for AMERICA - OFA -  PHONE BANKING * GET OUT THE VOTE EFFORT * This is it. This is the last 19 days before the last election of Barack Obama. You can make a difference in determining which candidate becomes our next President. If you want President Obama to be re-elected, he needs your help. Obama is going to need an army of volunteers for this GOTV effort. Please bring as many friends and family members as you can. We ask that you bring a cell phone & charger, and a laptop (if you have one ) to your shift. 3-hour shifts are available - * SHIFT 1: 9am – Noon * SHIFT 2 : Noon – 3pm *SHIFT 3: 3pm = 6pm *SHIFT 4: 6pm – 9pm We are asking all supporters to volunteer some time to make some phone calls with us to Get out the Vote (GOTV) in Battleground States this weekend. To sign up to Volunteer, please go to: http://www.barackobam...­ Obama thanks you. Your country thanks you. I thank you. Rhoda, Obama for America (OFA) Neighborhood Team Leader 2O12bama Rhoda Quate: rhodaqu@hotmail.com PS> For more information, call me: (619) 356-0159  WHERE: Marina Village Conference Center, 1936 Quivira Way, San Diego, CA 92109

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***SUN OCT 21 at 11:30AM - 3:00PM • "Healthcare for All " IOT members presents ," GALA FUNDRAISER - CHAMPAGNE BUNCH - GREAT MUSIC - IN HOLLYWOOD " 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 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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***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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*** 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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***WED OCT 24 at 5:30PM "CLCV EDUCATION FUND presents SALUD CALIFORNIA LATINOS & THE ENVIRONMENT: A COMMUNITY FORUM at The New Children’s Museum 200 West Island Avenue San Diego, CA 92101 The forum will begin with a social reception at 5:30 pm, followed immediately by a presentation and panel discussion at 6:00 pm. Welcome The Honorable Remedios Gómez Arnau Consul General of Mexico Panelists Carmen Lopez, Voter Outreach Coordinator Registrar of Voters, County of San Diego Dr. Jenny Quintana, Associate Professor of Environmental Health at San Diego State University Jorge Riquelme, Executive Director Bayside Community Center Frank Urtasun, Regional Vice President External Relations San Diego Gas and Electric Ben Tulchin, Tulchin Research Moderator Oscar Romo, Watershed Coordinator Tijuana River National Estuarine Research Reserve To RSVP or for more information, please visit http://www.clcvedfund...­ or contact Alyson Ogasian at 323.939.6790 ext. 401 or aogasian@clcvedfund.org. Space is limited. Please RSVP.  *Where: The New Children’s Museum 200 West Island Avenue San Diego, CA 92101

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***THURS OCT 25 at 7:00PM*(Doors open at 6:30pm) • FREE EVENT • MOVIE NIGHT • " "CARBON NATION " • DOCUMENTARY MOVIE - a documentary movie about • Climate Change SOLUTIONS • WE WILL WATCH & DISCUSS! • Please join us for our first movie night - we'll watch & discuss "Carbon Nation" • SOLUTIONS.• This film is compelling, relevant, optimistic, and non-preachy - even for those who continue to doubt the severity of the impact of climate change or just don’t buy it at all. It shows how tackling climate change boosts the economy, increases national & energy security and promotes health & a clean environment. WHEN: Thursday, Oct 25, 2012. Doors open 6:30 pm – movie starts 7 pm. Light refreshments will be served & there's plenty of free parking. WHERE: Peace Resource Center, 3850 Westgate Pl, San Diego 92105 (Azalea Park). Thanks to the PRC for co-sponsoring and hosting! INFO / RSVP: RSVP at our facebook event. Info about the screening at our website. More about the movie: www.carbonnationmovie.com. Free! WHERE: Peace Resource Center, 3850 Westgate Pl, San Diego 92105 (Azalea Park)

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*** THUR OCT 25 at 6-8PM Sapphic Cinema presents “THE HUNGER" About the film: A 1983 horror film directed by Tony Scott, The Hunger is the story of a love triangle between a doctor (Susan Sarandon) who specializes in sleep and aging research and a vampire couple (Catherine Deneuve and David Bowie). Bring your friends and join the WRC for Sapphic Cinema Free to the Public. The film is free to attend and light snacks are available for a small donation. For more information contact Luis Murillo at (619) 232-4686 ext. 109 or luism@blci.org, For more information, email:women@thecentersd.org  Where: Sapphic Cinema, 1807 Main Street, San Diego, CA 92113

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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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*** FRI OCT 26 at 7PM Sapphic Cinema presents “THE HUNGER" About the film: A 1983 horror film directed by Tony Scott, The Hunger is the story of a love triangle between a doctor (Susan Sarandon) who specializes in sleep and aging research and a vampire couple (Catherine Deneuve and David Bowie). Bring your friends and join the WRC for Sapphic Cinema Free to the Public. The film is free to attend and light snacks are available for a small donation. For more information contact Luis Murillo at (619) 232-4686 ext. 109 or luism@blci.org,For more information, email women@thecentersd.org  *Where: Sapphic Cinema, 1807 Main Street, San Diego, CA 92113

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***FRI OCT 26 - SUN OCT 28 " FAMILIES IN THE DESERT 2012 " SPECIAL GUESTS* A.J. WALKLEY, Author " Queer Greer * DAVID ELLIS, Lawyer, Family Tax Matters Specialty * ELANA PLANKO, Financial Investment Strategist * AMITY P. BUXTON, Phd., Founder of the Straight Spouse Network * ERIC LAVEY, Teles Properties Beverly Hills * DR. RONNI SANLO, is Director Emeritus of the UCLA Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Center (LGBT) Center. Now Families in the Desert is a unique experience that brings together families with lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender parents from across the West Coast and beyond for a weekend getaway. The event is designed to offer LGBT parents and their children the chance to celebrate their diversity, connect with their community, and join in conversations about our efforts for family equality. Online registration for this event closes this Sunday, October 21st, at 11:59pm. On-Site registration will be available at the event for an increased price while space is available. Families in the Desert is a three-day weekend full of family-friendly events – Parent & Youth Cafés, musical performances, children's book reading and more! The 2012 Families in the Desert is being presented as part of a series of community events that will honor Family Equality Council’s 30th anniversary – a yearlong national celebration during which we will unveil a renewed commitment to create a better world for our community of LGBT families. During the Families in the Desert weekend, LGBT families and friends will gather for Families in the Desert 2012 in the glorious Palm Springs area – a beautiful and scenic location, rich with a long history of welcoming the LGBT community. The 2012 Families in the Desert’s unique blend of the vacation experience and family-style programming will include: The 2012 Families in the Desert’s unique blend of the vacation experience and family-style programming will include: Parent & Youth Cafés Family-style meals Activity options, like swimming, hiking, tennis, and badminton Arts and crafts Seasonal events, like a costume contest, face-painting and prize giveaways A magical Saturday Night family event And fun galore! This is a getaway for LGBT families like no other – see you in Palm Springs! *Where: at the Embassy Suites Palm Desert

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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 from 7:00 to 10:00PM " NIGHTMARE ON NORMAL STREET ~ HILLCREST'S HALLOWEEN PARTY! " . Normal Street, Hillcrest’s Halloween block party, will be held on Normal Street at University Avenue. The Outrageous Nicole returns as emcee for the fabulous costume contest. The grand prize will be $1000 – The grand prize will be $1000 – don’t miss it! Costume contest registration is limited to the first 66 entries and will close promptly at 8:30 pm. Regular tickets are only $12.50 online (includes $5 in drink tickets) or $10 at the door (no drink tickets). VIP tickets are $50 and include complimentary drinks -- available online only. Buy your tickets now and join us for the biggest Halloween party in Hillcrest and support The Center! This is a 21+ event with adult content. ID is required . http://www.thecenters...­... Where: on Normal Street at University Avenue.

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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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***MON OCT 29 at 5:30 - 7:00pm Please Join SCOTT PETERS, Scott Peters Congressional Candidate California's 52nd District with special guest NATHEN FLETCHER, California State Assemblymember. COME & JOIN LAURiE BLACK is co-hosting our last event before the General Election on October 29th. Light Hors d'Oeuvres from Blueprint Cafe. Election day is fast approaching, so please RSVP RSVP By Email: events@scottpeters.com or call (858) 715-1369. You may also Make checks payable to: Scott Peters for Congress. Where: Offices of M.W. Steele Group 1805 Newton Avenue San Diego, CA 92113

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***THUR NOV 1 at 7:30 P.M. to 10:00 P.M. " NO NUKES! Stop San Onofre from Restarting" An evening of poetry against nuclear energy and for green energy. My Brother & Sister Activist Poets: Let's do a night against nukes and for green. Do your best stuff. Write a poem expressing whistleblowing, expressing your wishes to stop nukes, especially San Onofre from being reactivated, your dream of green, your anger against the lies, your wish to confront the 1% loudly, be heard from your poetry heart. Was there any mention of Fukushima at the hearings a few days ago. Substitute San Diego for our Japanese brothers and sisters. Does the NRC have a San Onofre evacuation plan that protects us or simply protects their own liability? Does the NRC have more lawyers than engineers? How many hours did they spend spinning cover-up and camouflage for the failures that happened at San Onofre? What are the current radiation levels at San Onofre? Why was a man from Texas sent as spokesman? This is what democracy looks like!?! Thursday, November 1, 2012, Space Bar Internet Cafe, 7454 University Ave., La Mesa, CA 91942 Pictures of the radioactive path from the Fukushima disaster, the tsunami, and a few of the victims. Calling all Southern California poets to write a poem and attend or send a poem to: jimpoet@hotmail.com. The best 50 poems will be accepted for the anthology No Nukes: Stop San Ononfre from Restarting. Info: (619)461-7100 Email: Fred Fondier: flonidier@ucsd.edu *Where: Space Bar Internet Cafe, 7454 University Ave., La Mesa, CA 91942

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IMPORTANT ***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*******
(Last day to turn in your vote-by-mail ballot).

***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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*** THU NOV 15, 2012 at 7:30 Bubis Lecture Event' featuring Hagit Ofran in Encino " The 2nd Annual Professor Gerald B. Bubis Lecture " featuring HAGIT OFRAN from Israel. " Peace Now's Settlement Watch Director Keynote Speaker - YITZHAK RABIN Memorial Event in Tel Aviv, 2011 Recipient of Yesh Gvul's Leibowitz Prize and the Ethel & Philip Klutznick 'Prophet of Peace' Award Editor of the book "The Ethics of the Fathers according to the Commentary of Rabbi Haim of Volozhin" (2012) Lecture Event: 7:30 p.m. (Event will be preceded by a Dinner featuring a Special Presentation to Jerry Bubis. Invitation to come.) * WHERE: Valley Beth Shalom Congregation 15739 Ventura Boulevard, Encino, CA RSVP and further information email: apnwest@peacenow.org or phone 323-934-3480

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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...­ 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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***WEDNESDAY NOV 28 thru SUNDAY DEC 2 from 5:00PM 11:00AM " INTERNATIONAL GAY & LESBIAN LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE " The training begins at 5:00 PM on Wednesday and ends at 11:00 AM on Saturday. After learning the necessary skills and strategies it takes to win, you'll have a chance to join hundreds of other LGBT leaders for a day of learning and networking at theInternational Gay & Lesbian Leadership Conference. Attend an Event Long Beach, Calif. Candidate and Campaign Training November 28th, 2012 - December 2nd, 2012, 5:00 pm - 11:00 am Whether you're an openly LGBT candidate, a future candidate, or just interested in helping one win as a campaign manager or volunteer, don't miss this chance to learn the ins and outs of running a successful campaign. The training begins at 5:00 PM on Wednesday and ends at 11:00 AM on Saturday. After learning the necessary skills and strategies it takes to win, you'll have a chance to join hundreds of other LGBT leaders for a day of learning and networking at the International Gay & Lesbian Leadership Conference. Learn more about the training » We've trained hundreds of openly LGBT candidates and campaign workers how to build winning campaigns. Will you be next? Apply today » Want to attend the Long Beach training for free? Compete in our Onward to Victory contest, a mock online election, to win free registration, accommodations and travel (within the U.S.) to attend the training. Apply Today: http://www.victoryins...­ Website: http://www.victoryins...­ Where: Renaissance Long Beach Hotel, 111 East Ocean Boulevard, Long Beach, California 90802

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***SUN DEC 2nd at 5:00PM - 7:00PM Please join me, JEN MEYERS & Executive Director JENNIFER CHRISLER for SAN DIEGO FUNDRAISER for FAMILY EQUALITY HOSTED BY JOHN ARMANTROUT & LARRY MERENO " You are cordially invited to a fundraiser to support the work of Family Equality Council on December 2nd, 2012. Family Equality Council is the nation’s leading advocate for moms and dads who are lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) and their families. Family Equality Council is changing attitudes and policies to ensure that all families are respected, loved, and celebrated. Join us at the lovely home of John Armantrout & Larry Moreno on the evening of December 2nd for a chance to connect with fellow supporters from the area. Come and relax with a glass of wine or a cold beer, mix and mingle and enjoy some delicious hors d'oeuvres as Executive Director Jenn Chrisler gives an update about our ground-breaking work in 2012 and why now is a critical time for supporting LGBT family equality. Family Equality Council is the nation’s leading advocate for moms and dads who are lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) and their families. Family Equality Council is changing attitudes and policies to ensure that all families are respected, loved, and celebrated. You can learn more about the event and RSVP by visiting familyequality.org/sandiego . If you have any questions, please let me know or contact Events Associate Jeremiah McCarthy at jmccarthy@familyequality.org or at 617.502.8700 x224 . Thank you for all that you do for Family Equality Council. I’m looking forward to seeing you there! Best, Jen Meyers | Director of Development Email: jen.meyers@familyequality.org | 617-502-8700 x225| write to: PO Box 206 | Boston, MA 02133 *Where: At the home of John Armantrout & Larry Moreno (address provided, reservations are made)

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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!******
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******** JANUARY *******



***WED JAN 2 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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***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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***************ANNOUNCEMENTS*******­*****


*** FROM SDCDP HQ ***

***IMPORTANT!!! Calling All Office Volunteers ! Hello Wonderful Office Volunteers! It is down to the wire! We always need your help! If you have a couple of hours to spare, Please call Meg at 858-277-3367. 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 is a few days away! Over the next few days, 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. 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.comSubject: 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, 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/S6DagEdkU 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

 

11. DAVE ROBERTS FOR SUPERVISOR

Escondido Campaign Office


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

Phone: (760) 705-8024
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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.




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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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