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ANNOUNCEMENTS & CALENDAR OF EVENTS * NOTED EVENTS: ★ #1 THUR DEC 27 " DELIVER HOLIDAY CARDS TO CONGRESS MEMBER SUSAN DAVIS OFFICE With this MESSAGE!" ~ "I hope this isn't the last holiday card I write you—but it will be if you cut my benefits

Carol C.
cchangus
Group Organizer
San Diego, CA

 

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★ CONGRATULATIONS MAYOR BOB FILNER! OFFICE: City Administration Building 202 C St., 11th Floor San Diego, CA 92101 PHONE: (619) 236-6330 Fax: (619) 236-7228 Email the Office of the Mayor: BobFilner@sandiego.gov
★ CONGRATULATIONS DONNA FRYE'S TITLE: DIRECTOR of Open Government and Community Engagement.
★ STAFF: STEVEN HADLEY, DEPUTY DIRECTOR of Open Government and Community Engagement. PHONE: 619-236-6337 EMAIL: shadley@sandiego.gov

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★ PDA Announces: Three Year Law Scholarships for Social Justice Activists I’m very pleased to write this shout-out for America’s most progressive law school, the UDC David A. Clarke School of Law (UDC-DCSL). UDC-DCSL is PDA’s home away from home in Washington DC and is the location of our upcoming Progressive Central activities.UDC-DCSL is also America’s most diverse law school, very affordable, and boasts a FULL TUITION THREE YEAR SCHOLARSHIP for excellent students who have demonstrated deep commitment to justice and the public interest! We became familiar with this law school through JOE LIBERTELLI, a FOUNDING PDA Advisory Board MEMBER & ACTIVIST! And, a friend of mine personally since 1980. It’s the real deal. We had the first PDA Progressive Central at UDC-DCSL in 2005. Please check out their splash page for activists at http://www.law.udc.ed...­ and feel free to write our friendl Joe at JLibertelli@udc.edu for more information. Hope to see you on January 19th at the UDC David Clarke School of Law for Progressive Central III! Peace, Tim Carpenter, National Director


★ BLANKETS NEEDED ★ BORDER ANGELS ★ WEBSITE: http://www.borderange...­ DROP BLANKETS OFF AT THE BORDER ANGELS OFFICE: Sherman Community Center, 2258 Island Ave., SD 92102 *(There is a box for Donations outside the door to the office). Contact PAM at email: pamcalore@yahoo.com or call for Office Hours: 619-269-7865 Border Angels 619-269-7865 Enrique Morones: Email: enriquemorones@cox.net ★ BLANKETS NEEDED! ★ BORDER ANGELS ★ Website: www.angelesdelafrontera.org

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★ GUN CONTROL ★: “We’re going to have to come together and take meaningful action to prevent more tragedies like this, regardless of the politics.” --President Obama Hours after the horrific school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut that claimed 28 lives, including 20 children, President Obama promised the nation he would take action. The harsh truth is that we’ve heard this promise before. After Aurora. After Tucson. After Virginia Tech. After Columbine. Promises are not enough. We need action -- and we need your help to make sure that this time the president follows through. Forward this email and ask your friends and family to join more than 300,000 in signing our petition to Demand A Plan: www.DemandAPlan.org Click here: https://www.facebook....­ -- To share the Demand A Plan petition on Facebook. CLICK HERE: https://twitter.com/i...­ to ask your friends to join you in tweeting at the President. 34 Americans are murdered with guns every day in America. That means more than 48,000 Americans will be murdered with guns in the President Obama’s second term -- and he has no plan to address gun violence. Now is the time to talk about guns. Now is the time to prevent more pointless deaths. Now is the time to Demand A Plan to end gun violence. Thank you for spreading the word, Mark Glaze, Mayors Against Illegal Guns Website: www.mayorsagainstillegalguns.org

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★ URGENT! TELL CONGRESS TO PASS, IN IT'S ORIGINAL FORM -- THE VIOLENCE WOMEN'S AGAINST WOMEN'S ACT -- NOW!!! Sign Petition at http://act.weareultra...­ ALL NATIVE AMERICAN WOMEN FROM --KANTER'S OTURAGEOUS LOOPHOLE --!!! KANTOR'S LOOPHOLE: IT PROTECTS WHITE MEN FROM FACES CHARGES OF RAPE brought by Native American Women - IF attacks occur on INDIAN/NATIVE AMERICAN'S LAND!!! IT IS OUTRAGEOUS THAT KANTOR'S LOOPOLE -- EVEN EXIST! PROTECT ALL WOMEN-NOW!!! UltraViolet also launched a petition urging passage of the Senate bill. Sign Petition at http://act.weareultra...­ Email: info@weareultraviolet.org

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★ STOP MEDIA CONSOLIDATION! SENATOR BERNIE SANDERS is leading a fight against a Federal Communications Commission proposal to allow fewer and fewer news media conglomerates to control more and more television stations, radio stations and newspapers. “We’re going to do everything we can to prevent it from happening,” Bernie told Bill Moyers in an interview that will air this weekend on Moyers & Company. Media concentration limits the public's access to unbiased information about important issues, drowns out independent voices, hurts local news and community affairs coverage, eliminates competition and discourages diversity in ownership. The FCC could issue an order on the rule change as early as January. You can help stop the FCC by signing Bernie’s petition go to: http://www.sanders.se...­ Watch a preview of Moyers & Company » Check your local listings for Moyers & Company » • Watch Bernie’s news conference » http://billmoyers.com...­ •Sign Bernie’s petition » http://www.sanders.se...­ • Read the senators’ letter to the FCC (pdf) » http://www.sanders.se...­ 2011%2030%202012.pdf
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★ SUNDAY, MARCH 3 thru THURSDAY, MARCH 14, 2013 UN COMMISSION ON THE STATUS OF WOMEN 57TH SESSION, March 3 - 14, 2013, in New York City. [Photo: WIN at the UN CSW 2005 with Japanese and Afghan Interns] The Theme this year is "The Elimination of All Forms of Violence Against Women"'. WIN is accrediting delegates now to the UN CSW sessions. Pre-registration deadline is January 12, 2013 . If you are interested, contact WIN at win@win-cawa.org. WIN is convening a panel in a series with the San Francisco Department on Women and US Women Connect : Winning Strategies To End Violence Against Women - Local, National and Global Models WATCH FOR OUR JANUARY E-NEWS ! We have plans to Reboot a US Women's Agenda with a National Conference on US Women - the first since 1978. STAY TUNED! Check out our upgraded Weblog and Tweet and Friend us at our Facebook. Website: http://www.win-cawa.o...­ Weblog: http://winwomenspeak....­


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******THUR DEC. 27 at " MOVEON.ORG EVENT - DELIVER HOLIDAY CARDS TO CONGRESS MEMBER SUSAN DAVIS OFFICE With this MESSAGE!" ~ TO Susan Davis: "I hope this isn't the last holiday card I write you—but it will be if you cut my benefits." But last week, in fiscal talks with Republican Speaker Boehner, President Obama offered to cut Social Security benefits. ~ Negotiations are still in flux, but there's a real risk that a deal could be struck this week that includes those cuts. Democrats in Congress—whose support is needed to pass a deal—have been split on whether they'd allow Social Security cuts."I hope this isn't the last holiday card I write you—but it will be if you cut my benefits."

This is our last, best chance, and it really is in our hands ! This is an unusual time for politics. We're taking much needed holiday breaks. We're traveling. We're holding our family and friends very, very close. Amid all of this—in fact, because of all of this—on Thursday, I'm walking into my representative's local office with a few friends and family members, and we're delivering a clear message before it's too late: Don't cut Social Security benefits. I won't sit back and let my Social Security—which I've earned and paid for—be cut. I won't sit back and let my children and grandchildren's Social Security be jeopardized.

Can you join your voice with mine by dropping by Rep. Davis's office in San Diego this Thursday?***Where: 2700 Adams Avenue, San Diego, CA 92116 Members of Congress are home this week for the holidays, and when they head back to Washington on Thursday, they may be asked to vote to cut Social Security. If this happens—and it breaks my heart to think about it—Barack Obama could become the first Democratic president in history to cut this core social insurance program. Even if President Obama is willing for that to be his legacy.


I just won't tolerate it—will you?


You don't have to do exactly what I'm doing. But, please do something. Here are a few ideas I've heard for what you can do on Thursday, but really, do whatever moves you: Sing different words to holiday songs that carry your message—look online, or make up your own! Or, picket outside the office and call your local TV news station to come along. Bring your family—especially your kids or grandkids if you have them. They'll give punch to your message. If you want to make your message memorable, do something fun and creative. Drop off a bag of nuts (peanuts, pecans, whatever you've got!) at Rep. Davis's office with a note saying, "This is nuts! No Social Security cuts!" I'll be out there Thursday, along with thousands of MoveOn members all across America—will you join us? Yes, I can take action Thursday. Again, here's where to go: 2700 Adams Avenue, San Diego, CA 92116 I'd love to hear what idea you have for Thursday—sign up using the link above and share your idea, or use one I've suggested. ***Where: Congressmember Susan Davis Office, 2700 Adams Avenue, San Diego, CA 92116 Thank you, and happy holidays, Frank Burton MoveOn member Castro Valley, CA P.S. New districts and newly-elected members of Congress don't go into effect until January, so the information above is still current. MOVEON.ORG POLITICAL ACTION, http://pol.moveon.org...­. To SIGN UP go to: http://moveon.org/pac...­ Website: /moveon.org





***SUN DEC 30 at 6:00pm, “ If I Was Your Girl ” ~ Film Screening The Women’s Resource Center and Women of Color United San Diego invites you to an intimate evening with the cast and director of "If I Was Your Girl 2" the web-series. Director Coquie Hughes is an urban filmmaker and a driving force in the independent filmmaking community. Her work speaks to the issues concerning lesbian and bisexual families in urban African-American culture.





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***WED JAN 2, 2013 at 6:30pm " GUYS GAMES & CRUB " has become a San Diego phenomenon! On the first Wednesday of every month, nearly 200 men of all ages (21+) gather at The Center for a night of games, pizza, drinks and socializing. Some of San Diego's most interesting men are here - come join them. For more information, contact Aaron Heier at aheier@thecentersd.org or 619.692.2077 x211. Go to: http://www.thecenters...­


MORE INFO: Centre Street - Hillcrest- 3909 Centre Street, San Diego, CA 92103  Hours of Operation:  Monday - Friday 9am-10pm Saturday 9am-7pm  Mailing:  P.O. Box 3357  San Diego, CA 92163  Phone: 619-692-2077  Fax: 619-260-3092

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***THUR JAN 4, 2013 at Noon LUNCHEON - We begin 2013 with The City Club of San Diego Proudly Presents: DR. WILLIAM SRIGGS – Chief Economist, AFL-CIO and Professor of Economics, Howard University Speaking on: “The Economy & America’s Future” " Dr. William Spriggs, chair of the Department of Economics at Howard University " Dr. Spriggs' coming will mark his first City Club appearance, but he has been a guest of The Denver Forum, where he gave one of the best speeches I've ever heard on the United States and its economy. He took a leave to join the Obama Administration, but now he's back at Howard. Gamazing. Seriously, the man's a marvel." The cost to members, $20; non-members, $30. Reservations: 619-687-3580, or, cityclubofsandiego@prodigy.net Details on the event, www.cityclubofsandiego.com I send my best wishes and holiday blessings, ES *WHERE: Athens` Market – 109 West “F” Street, downtown To Register online, go to: http://www.cityclubof...­ Where: Athens` Market – 109 West “F” Street, Downtown San Diego, 92101

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***WED JAN 9, 2013 at 7-9PM "San Diego DFA & SD PDA Metro Meetup" AGENDA: Our Agenda is the first of it's kind, Group Discussion on our Priorities & our Actions to support the Bob Filner Administration, all Democratic Officials and Progressive Causes. It was fun, at our last 12/5/12 meetup when Donna Frye! Donna came with a ton of suggestions and our members has a ton of ideas, as well! Thus we need to get organized! Come & Help! *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 INFO: cchasngus@san.rr.com *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 JAN 11, 2013 at 7:30AM " COMMUNITY COALITION BREAKFAST with ASSEMBLY LEADER TONI ATKINS & City Council Member District #3 & COUNCIL PRESIDENT TODD GLORIA " Join us at The Center’s Community Coalition Breakfast on Friday, Jan. 11, 7:30-9 am, as Assembly Majority Leader Toni Atkins and San Diego City Council President Todd Gloria discuss their vision and plans for the upcoming legislative session. This event will provide an opportunity to discuss and better understand upcoming legislative priorities for the LGBT community and more. Admission is free and open to the public, and breakfast will be available for $10. RSVP to sscapicchio@thecentersd.org For more information, contact Denise Serrano at dserrano@thecentersd.org.

 


MORE INFO: Centre Street - Hillcrest- 3909 Centre Street, San Diego, CA 92103  Hours of Operation:  Monday - Friday 9am-10pm Saturday 9am-7pm  Mailing:  P.O. Box 3357  San Diego, CA 92163  Phone: 619-692-2077  Fax: 619-260-3092




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***SUN JAN 13, 2013 at 10:00AM to 3:00PM A BENEFIT EVENT " The 7th ANNUAL WHALE WATCH with the SIERRA CLUB San Diego Chapter - A Benefit Event " Join fellow Sierra Club members and friends as we venture out to locate gray whales. It is the height of the grey whale migration along our coast and your opportunity to see whales from afar and up close. Past trips have seen as many as 15 whales. You will also get to see other sea life such as sea lions, harbor seals, dolphins and some seabirds. We will have onboard a marine naturalist and researcher of gray whale conservation to provide interesting facts about what we observe. Bring your cameras and binoculars to make this a memorable whale watching trip. We Have been using the same boat for six years with an experienced and knowledgeable captain and crew. The boat is modern, spacious, and has a comfortable galley which seats 35 people. Tickets: $65 Single Adult $120 Couple *Any Two Adults $55 Students $45 Children (6-13) ONLINE: http://donate.sierras...­ For More Information call 858-569-6005 This trip is a fundraising event to benefit the San Diego Chapter. To pay by check, make payable to “Sierra Club San Diego Chapter”, and mail to: Whale Watching Trip, San Diego Chapter Sierra Club, 8304 Clairemont Mesa Blvd, Ste. 101, San Diego, CA 92111. Please include the name, address, email, and telephone number of each person. No tickets are required, by making payment you are officially registered and will receive notification and confirmation.



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★ SUN JAN 13, 2013 at 2:00pm to 5:00pm Reception ★ Blue Skies Over San Diego: Inaugural Party and Tribute ★ January 13, 2003 - San Diego Democrats are holding an inaugural party of our own on January 13 -- and this event will be one of a kind. In addition to celebrating President Obama's swearing in for a second term the following week, and the victories of so many of our incoming local Democratic officeholders, we're commemorating the Tenure of County Party Chair JESS DURFEE, who will be stepping down in January after nine years in that volunteer role. The "Blue Skies Over San Diego" reception will be held from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, January 13, at the *WHERE: Bali Hai Restaurant (2230 Shelter Island Dr., San Diego 92106 . Join us for a memorable program with Delicious Polynesian Food, a Champagne Toast, Live Music by Liquid Blue, Dancing, and more, all while enjoying some of San Diego's most beautiful harbor views. Blue Skies Over San Diego Inaugural Party and Tribute by San Diego County Democratic Party President Barack Obama will be sworn in to his second term on January 21, in Washington D.C., Sponsorships, group rates, and program advertising opportunities will be announced shortly. Sunday, January 13, 2013 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Bali Hai Restaurant 2230 Shelter Island Drive (San Diego, 92106) RSVP by ordering your tickets: https://secure.actblu...­. Questions? Please email: rsvp@sddemocrats.org or call (858) 277-3367 Individual ($75.00 each) Tickets: https://secure.actblu...­ Bali Hai Restaurant (2230 Shelter Island Dr., San Diego 92106

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*** FRT JAN 25 at 7:30PM " He's (Coming) BAAACK! -- Roy Zimmerman -- JAN 25, 2013 " Yep, Roy Zimmerman's returning to San Diego. So mark your calendars, spread the word, and prepare for an uplifting evening of hilariously serious, thoroughly energizing fun! What better way to gear up for the new year? As I said to a friend who I'd been poking and prodding to see Roy for years: "See, didn't I tell you? Roy's not only spot-on brilliant and funny. He's soooo _____ talented! " See you there! Pam ON SALE NOW (at http://amsdconcerts.c...­) It's time for some LAUGHS -- so it must be time for Roy Zimmerman. ROY ZIMMERMAN: WAKE UP CALL www.RoyZimmerman.com

Zimmerman is a guy on the left skewering folks on the right with rapier-sharp lyrics ... underneath the caustic satire is a man who is surprisingly optimistic.” - Sing Out! Magazine “Zimmerman lifted the evening... squawking and clucking his scorn with a contagious irreverence.” - Stephen Holden, New York Times “Zimmerman has a rare gift for songwriting.” - S Francisco Chronicle VIDEOS: "I'm In" - http://www.youtube.co...­ "The Problem With Democrats" - http://www.youtube.co...­ "Citizens United" - http://www.youtube.co...­ TICKETS: $20 / $47 (Dinner Package) -- http://amsdconcerts.c...­

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***SAT FEB 2, 2013 at 10:00AM Coffee & Croissant Reception & Program~ The City Club of San Diego and Independent Voter Network Proudly Present: THE HONORABLE MICHAEL DUKAKIS ~ ANNUAL STATE of the NATION ADDRESS Featuring: Michael S. Dukakis - Former Governor of Massachusetts and Nominee of the Democratic Party for President of the United States speaking on THE SECOND OBAMA ADMINISTRATION. Governor Dukakis continues his heavy teaching schedule at Northeastern in Boston and UCLA. The schedule he keeps and the depth of his commitment to his students is amazing. Seriously, the man's a marvel. Seriously, the man's a marvel. Details on the event: www.cityclubofsandiego.com City Club Members and La Jolla Country Day School Parents: $10, Non-members: $20 Phone Reservations: 619-687-3580 *Where: Community Hall - La Jolla Country Day School, 9409 Regents Road, La Jolla, 92037 YES! I would like to attend Phone Reservations: 619-687-3580
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***FRIDAY THRU SUNDAY *** FEB 8 to Feb 10, 2013 " 2013 NATIONAL PREACH-IN on GLOBAL WARMING " On the weekend before Valentine’s Day, thousands of clergy will join in our annual event to express love for Creation and address climate change as a serious moral issue. Our focus for 2013 will be on vulnerable communities working on the front lines of climate change, both in North America and around the globe. On February 8-10*, please join us in sharing messages about the need for people of faith to mobilize in a religious response to global warming. Whether you are clergy, a lay leader, or a caring individual, sign up your congregation now, and in the coming months we’ll send you reminders as well as links to free resources to help you prepare sermons, reflections, devotionals, Bible studies, children’s activities, and more. In addition, Interfaith Power & Light will offer low-cost resources to help you reach decision makers and mobilize your community. Watch future emails for details. We look forward to your involvement in the 2013 National Preach-In on Global Warming! With love and faith, The Rev. Canon Sally G. Bingham Interfaith Power & Light SIGN UP athttp://interfaithpowe...­ CONTACT US: INTERFAITH POWER & LIGHT, 369 Pine St., Suite 700, San Francisco, CA 94104 Phone: (415) 391-4214 FAX: (415) 561-4892 INFO: http://interfaithpowe...­ Phone: 415-561-4891



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*** WEEKEND OF FEB 17 - PRESIDENTS DAY WEEKEND CLIMATE CHANGE ACTIVISTS RALLY AT THE WHITE HOUSE TO SHUT DOWN THE KEYSTONE XL PIPELINE ONE & FOR ALL! It’s never been clearer that we need bold and immediate climate leadership - that’s why this Presidents Day weekend thousands of activists will head to the White House and tell President Obama to shut down the climate-killing Keystone XL pipeline once and for all. Something this big has to start early, and it has to start with the people who care the most. Commit to join us in Washington D.C. in February and make Presidents Day the biggest climate demonstration yet: act.350.org/signup/presidentsday/ The last time we stood up against Keystone XL, thousands of us surrounded the White House – and it worked. Right when every political and energy “expert” said the tar sands pipeline was a done deal, we beat the odds and convinced President Obama to take a year to study it. Now that year is over, and Mother Nature has filed her public comments: the hottest year in American history, a horrible ongoing drought, and superstorm Sandy. And still Big Oil is pushing as hard as ever for their pet project, looking for even more private profit at public expense. There is also good news: Together, we’ve proven time and time again that grassroots voices can speak louder than Big Oil’s dollars. So this Presidents Day, the Sierra Club, 350.org, and other environmental groups are working with our partners across the progressive community to organize the biggest climate demonstration yet. Our goal for Presidents Day is to form a massive human pipeline through Washington, and then transform it into a giant symbol of the renewable energy future we need - and are ready to build, starting right away. You can make this a Presidents Day that the president can’t ignore and won’t forget – sign up to join the rally, bring your friends, and stop the climate-killing Keystone XL pipeline: act.350.org/signup/presidentsday/ We’ll have more details soon about the rally and how you can make your voice heard, but for now, start making travel plans and circle Presidents Day weekend on your calendar. Together, we can show the president that the year’s delay didn’t lull us to sleep. Instead, we’re more fired up than ever, and determined to help him do the right. thing.
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***WEEKEND OF FEBRUARY 17 The #ClimateLegacy ActionOn 2/17! President Obama has just 4 years left to provide the leadership we need to stop climate change that is causing extreme weather like Hurricane Sandy, and Keystone XL is the first test of whether he's up for the job. This Spring, President Obama will decide whether to build the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline, which will carry 830,000 barrels a day of the dirtiest oil on earth for export. On Presidents Day weekend, Feb 17, 2013, we'll be taking to the streets of Washington, D.C., with thousands to form a massive human pipeline, and to tell the President that we expect leadership on climate change, beginning with a rejection of the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline. A project of: #ClimateLegacy Action email: info@SanDiego350.org

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***SUN FEB 17 at in Washington, D.C. Join The #ClimateLegacy Action On 2/17! " BIGGEST CLIMATE ACTION RALLY DEMONSTRATION EVER! " On Presidents Day weekend, Feb 17, 2013, we'll be taking to the streets of Washington, D.C., with thousands to form a massive human pipeline, and to tell the President that we expect leadership on climate change, beginning with a rejection of the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline. President Obama has just 4 years left to provide the leadership we need to stop climate change that is causing extreme weather like Hurricane Sandy, and Keystone XL is the first test of whether he's up for the job. This Spring, President Obama will decide whether to build the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline, which will carry 830,000 barrels a day of the dirtiest oil on earth for export. Join The #ClimateLegacy Action On 2/17! President Obama has just 4 years left to provide the leadership we need to stop climate change that is causing extreme weather like Hurricane Sandy, and Keystone XL is the first test of whether he's up for the job. This Spring, President Obama will decide whether to build the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline, which will carry 830,000 barrels a day of the dirtiest oil on earth for export. *** You, me, and 8,000 others (so far!) RSVP YES: go to: http://action.sierrac...­ RSVP: Maybe -- keep me updated --- go to: http://action.sierrac...­ Nature has spoken: Sandy. Wildfires. Drought. It's our turn to speak. RSVP for the biggest climate rally yet, this February in D.C.! . P.S. After you RSVP, be sure to forward this message to your friends and colleagues -- every new voice grows this movement in powerful ways. Together, it's our job to make sure the President sees a movement on climate that he can't ignore. We'll have more details about the rally next month, but for now, start making travel plans and circle February 17 on your calendar. See you in February, Michael Brune Sierra Club Executive Director . Six weeks after superstorm Sandy, much of the New Jersey Coast -- where I grew up and my family still lives -- remains in ruins. No one is allowed to move back permanently yet -- and none of us were prepared for what we saw the first time we were let in to view the damage.
RSVP YES: go to: http://action.sierrac...­
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Those affected by Sandy are not the first Americans touched by the climate crisis. Last year, the U.S. had 14 storms that caused more than $1 billion in damages each, breaking all records. And across the country, wildfires have destroyed thousands of homes from Texas to Washington. But there is good news. Together, we've proven time and time again that grassroots voices can speak louder than Big Coal and Big Oil's deep pockets. The last time we gathered in Washington, D.C., to demand climate action, thousands of us surrounded the White House -- and it worked. Right when every political "expert" said the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline was a done deal, we beat the odds and convinced President Obama to take a year to study it. So this Presidents Day, activists from the Sierra Club, 350.org, and other partner groups are going back. This will be the biggest climate demonstration yet -- if you can make it, you need to come and be a part of history. You can make this a Presidents Day that President Obama won't forget -- sign up to join the rally, stop the toxic Keystone XL pipeline, and create tangible momentum for further climate action. Together, it's our job to make sure the President sees a movement on climate that he can't ignore. We'll have more details about the rally next month, but for now, start making travel plans and circle February 17 on your calendar. See you in February, Michael Brune Sierra Club Executive Director P.S. After you RSVP, be sure to forward this message to your friends and colleagues -- every new voice grows this movement in powerful ways. *** SUN FEB 7 in WASHINGTON D.C. You, me, and 8,000 others (so far!) RSVP YES: go to: http://action.sierrac...­

Nature has spoken: Sandy. Wildfires. Drought. It's our turn to speak. RSVP for the biggest climate rally yet, this February in D.C.! Six weeks after superstorm Sandy, much of the New Jersey Coast -- where I grew up and my family still lives -- remains in ruins. No one is allowed to move back permanently yet -- and none of us were prepared for what we saw the first time we were let in to view the damage. The first floor of almost every house was gutted. It's surreal and heart-sickening to look down the streets and see the piles of people's storm-damaged possessions -- carpet, furniture, appliances, toys, and clothing -- lined up like haystacks. The climate crisis is here, it is now, and it is affecting real lives. It has never been clearer that we need bold and immediate leadership. That's why on February 17, thousands of citizens will head to the White House and demand President Obama take serious action on climate -- you should be one of them. Traveling to D.C. is no small task, but something this big has to start early, and it has to start with the people who care the most. In just the first few days since the announcement, 8,000 activists have already RSVP'd. Join them at the White House in Washington D.C on February 17 and make this the biggest climate demonstration yet!


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***MONDAY, FEBUARY 18 thru FRIDAY, FEBUARY 22, 2013 " SAVE SERVICE DISTRICT DAYS & VISIT YOUR CONGRESS MEMBERS AT HOME in regard, to the BUDGET PROCESS for the FISCAL YEAR " Save the Date. President’s Day recess is the perfect time to reach Members of Congress! at home as they examine budgets continuing to look for cost savings. While these decisions are being made, we must make sure Members of Congress hear from you about the local value and impact of national service in their district. One request we hear a lot from folks is for more advance notice of upcoming days of action. As we look ahead to the 113th Congress and the need to demonstrate support for service in advance of the budget process for the 2014 Fiscal Year (We know, already, right?) we are asking you to “save the date” for our upcoming Save Service District Days in February. Save the Date Save Service District Days February 18 – 22, 2013 Help us make this event successful by saving the date and signing up to lead a local meeting in your area. Nature has spoken: Sandy. Wildfires. Drought. It's our turn to speak. RSVP for the biggest climate rally yet, this February in D.C.! Six weeks after superstorm Sandy, much of the New Jersey Coast -- where I grew up and my family still lives -- remains in ruins. No one is allowed to move back permanently yet -- and none of us were prepared for what we saw the first time we were let in to view the damage.*** Save Service GO to: http://www.servicenat...­ We are looking for individuals to help recruit volunteers and find Meeting Leaders in key areas across the country. For more information on how you can help with District Days, email Morgan St. Jean: at mstjean@servenext.org email Morgan St. Jean Reply-To: mstjean@servenext.org WEBSITE: http://www.servicenat...­

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*** TUES FEB 26 at NOON - LUNCHEON The City Club of San Diego presents: "MAX BOOTS of the Council on Foreign Relations and former editorial page editor of The Wall Street Journal. " Gamazing. Seriously, the man's a marvel. Max Boot returns at his request. And since he's one of our favorites, what could be better? Max is one thoughtful, serious guy, which is underscored by his new book, "War Made New: Weapons, Warriors, and the Making of the Modern World."Details on the event: www.cityclubofsandiego.com City Club Members and La Jolla Country Day School Parents: $10, Non-members: $20 Phone Reservations: 619-687-3580. To Register online, go to: http://www.cityclubof...­




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★ SUNDAY, MARCH 3 thru THURSDAY, MARCH 14, 2013 UN COMMISSION ON THE STATUS OF WOMEN 57TH SESSION, March 3 - 14, 2013, in New York City. The Theme this year is "The Elimination of All Forms of Violence Against Women". WIN is accrediting delegates now to the UN CSW sessions. Pre-registration deadline is January 12, 2013 . If you are interested, contact WIN at win@win-cawa.org. WIN is convening a panel in a series with the San Francisco Department on Women and US Women Connect : Winning Strategies To End Violence Against Women - Local, National and Global Models *** WATCH FOR OUR JANUARY E-NEWS ! We have plans to Reboot a US Women's Agenda with a National Conference on US Women - the first since 1978. STAY TUNED! Check out our upgraded Weblog and Tweet and Friend us at our Facebook. Website: http://www.win-cawa.o...­ Weblog: http://winwomenspeak....­ TWEET: http://twitter.com/wi...­ FACEBOOK: http://www.facebook.c...­

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***TUES MARCH 6. 2013 at The City Club of San Diego proudly presents " JIM WALLIS of SOJOURNERS " Jim Wallis has been a frequent guest of ours, and there are few individuals I admire more. He comes this time to discuss his new book, "On God's Side: What Religion Forgets and Politics Hasn't Learned about Serving the Common Good." Jim Wallis, CEO of Sojourners, is a bestselling author, public theologian, speaker, and international commentator on ethics and public life. He recently served on the President’s Advisory Council on Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships and currently serves as the chair of the Global Agenda Council on Faith for the World Economic Forum. Details on the event: www.cityclubofsandiego.com : $10, Non-members: $20 Phone Reservations: 619-687-3580 Cost: City Club Members and La Jolla Country Day School Parents: $30, Non-members: $40 (price includes an autographed copy of Jim’s book)To Register online, go to: http://www.cityclubof...­ 12-Noon Luncheon & Program *Where: Community Hall - La Jolla Country Day School, 9409 Regents Road, LJ 92037.


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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. 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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★ " SOCIAL SECURITY WORKS " by Michael Phelan
Stop Cuts to Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid!
Before the end of the year, Congress will make a choice about how to avoid the so-called fiscal cliff. The Republicans are using it as an excuse to cut to vital social programs like Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid and extend tax breaks for the wealthy. We need your voice to prevent cuts to Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid in a “grand betrayal.” Join us for a nationwide day of action! We are joining MoveOn.org, the AFL-CIO, SEIU, the Campaign for America's Future and thousands of Americans across the country on Monday, December 10th to demand that Congress keep their hands off Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid benefits. We need your voice to put pressure on politicians who might turn a “grand bargain” into a “grand betrayal.” NO CUTS TO SOCIAL SECURITY, MEDICARE AND MEDICAID BENEFITS! From coast to coast, thousands of Americans are joining protests, vigils, actions as a part of a “Fiscal Showdown” in over 150 communities across America to demand that protections for the middle class do not get traded for more tax breaks for the wealthiest Americans. You can join them. The election was a clear mandate for a strong middle class. Stand with your fellow Americans across the nation and make your voice heard: NO CUTS TO SOCIAL SECURITY, MEDICARE AND MEDICAID BENEFITS; NO EXTENSION OF THE BUSH TAX CUTS TO THE TOP 2% Thanks for all you do. Michael Phelan Social Security Works Reply-To: michael.phelan@socialsecurity-works.org ★
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★Senator Boxer on the UN Climate Change Conference:
This week, I sent a message to the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Doha, Qatar, expressing my strong support for advancing the international effort to address climate change.
To read my message, please go to: http://epw.senate.gov...­ T
To watch a webcast, go to: http://www.youtube.co...­ < I prefer the WEBCAST.
As I told the conferees in Doha, I believe that those of us in the United States who are dedicated to addressing climate change are growing in numbers. In the next Congress, we have added new Senators who share my strong commitment to act on climate change, and we will take every opportunity to make progress in tackling this serious global threat. Sincerely, Barbara Boxer United States Senator ★

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★ FRED LONIDIER from UCSD is looking for a person and his name, in the picture on the cover of his Journal, FALL REVIEW : ★ Is this you or do you know who it is? The photo is below, but, I fear that the meetup format will not copy well or at all. If so I will see if I can get it out to our members, somehow... From: Fred Lonidier Date: December 8, 2012 2:09:38 PM PST Subject: Clairmont '5' overpass, November 17, 2011 Is this you or do you know who it is? I have a copy of this journal I will mail to the sign holder if I get an address. It is especially gratifying to many in UC/AFT Local 2034 as many of us live in the Congressional district which Scott Peters won. Bye, Bye Bilbray Fred





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