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Carol C.
cchangus
Group Organizer
San Diego, CA
I. ★ WHAT'S NEW ★


★ ★ ★ Big climate week in SD: pipeline protest, fracking workshop, earthfair and more Help us build momentum for action on climate change! ★ ★ ★


•NOTE: Big climate week in SD: pipeline protest, fracking workshop, earthfair and more

Friends,

• MONDAY April 22 is Earthday, and climate change is front and center in San Diego this week. We hope you can join us for one or more events: Tues, April 16, 6:45-8:15pm - SD350 Monthly Meeting (National City) Learn what we're doing, how to get involved, meet like-minded activists. Environmental Health Coalition, 2727 Hoover Ave #202, National City 91950. More info.

• WEDNESDAY April 17, 11:30am-12:30pm - XL Pipeline protest (Coronado) Press conference/protest at the American Petroleum Industry's Pipeline Conference outside Loew’s Coronado Bay Resort. Say no to the Keystone XL Pipeline, to spills like the one in Arkansas. Silver Strand Blvd & Coronado Bay Rd, Coronado 92118. See detailed parking info - More info. FB event.

• SATURDAY, April 20, 5-8 pm - Workshop on Fracking California (Hillcrest) Learn about threats to our water and climate from this invasive, risky method of extracting oil & gas from deep shale formations - in California. Part of Global Exchange's state-wide tour. Joyce Beers Community Ctr, 3900 Vermont St, San Diego 92103. More info. FB event.

• SUNDAY, April 21, 10am-5pm - SD350's EarthFair Booth (Balboa Park) We'll be building the climate movement. Volunteer with us for a few hours or stop by for your photo with "President Obama" to say no the the Keystone pipeline or to pick up an SD350 T-shirt. West side of the Prado (near the Museum of Man). More info.

• SUNDAY , April 21, 6:30-9pm - 350.org's Do the Math Movie (Downtown) About Bill McKibben’s Do the Math Tour that sparked divestment campaigns around the country. WRSC, 1088 3rd Ave, San Diego 92101 - Trailer & more info. Mon, April 22 - Keystone XL Pipeline Comments DEADLINE (Online) Comments are due to the U.S. State Department on the Keystone XL Pipeline. 350.org is trying to get to 1 Million comments. Send yours in TODAY.



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★ ★ ★ # 1. TUES APRIL 16 at Central Committee Meeting 7pm – 9pm " SDCDP CENTRAL COMMITTEE MEETING " Monthly on the third Tuesday*Where: Sheet Metal Workers Union Hall, located at 4594 Mission Gorge Place, San Diego, 92120 All members of the Central Committee are expected to attend this meeting; if you are not able to attend, please make sure your designated alternate is attending. Our Central Committee is the governing body of the County Democratic Party as defined in the California Government Code and Elections Code. It is comprised of local Democrats elected by voters in each Assembly District, as well as partisan-level Democratic elected officials and nominees. This group conducts the County Party's general business, approves its budget, coordinates Democratic campaign activity, and endorses candidates for local offices *Where: Sheet Metal Workers Union Hall, located at 4594 Mission Gorge Place, San Diego, 92120 .

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★ ★ ★ # 2. WEDNESDAY APRIL 17 at @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm " PIPELINE PROTEST " Pipeline protest to demand action on climate change! WHEN: April 17, 2013 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm Join us for a press conference and protest outside the Loew’s Coronado Bay Resort where the American Petroleum Industry (API), the primary trade association of the oil and gas industry, will be holding its annual Pipeline Conference.We’ll be there to say that climate change demands an end to the fossil fuel industry’s “business as usual” and to call on President Obama to reject the Keystone XL Pipeline. WHERE: Silver Strand Boulevard & Coronado Bay Road Coronado,CA 92118 USA


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★ ★ ★ # 3. SAT APRIL 20 at 5-8 pm - " 350.org’s Do the Math Movie Join SanDiego350.org and the World Resources SIM Center for a screening of 350.org’s movie about Bill McKibben’s Do the Math Tour which took the climate fight directly to the fossil fuel companies and which sparked divestment campaigns around the country, including here in San Diego COST: $5 WHERE: World Resources Simulation Center 1088 3rd Avenue San Diego,CA 92101 USARSVP http://www.wrsc.org/e...­ Watch the trailer, below, and get ready for guaranteed inspiration for climate activists!
http://sandiego350.or...­


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★ ★ ★ # 4. SUN APRIL 21 at 10am-5pm - SD350's EarthFair Booth (Balboa Park) We'll be building the climate movement. Volunteer with us for a few hours or stop by for your photo with "President Obama" to say no the the Keystone pipeline or to Pick Up An SD350 T-shirt. West side of the Prado (near the Museum of Man). More info. Sun, April 21, 6:30-9pm - 350.org's Do the Math Movie (Downtown) About Bill McKibben’s Do the Math Tour that sparked divestment campaigns around the country. Where: WRSC, West side of the Prado (near the Museum of Man), 1088 3rd Ave, San Diego 92101 - Trailer & more info. M]]

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★ ★ ★ # 5. THUR APRIL 25 at 6:30pm – 8:30pm " THE HEALTHCARE MOVIE " The Healthcare Movie is a documentary by Laurie Simons & Terry Sterrenberg, narrated by Keifer Sutherland. This 65 minute documentary tells the real story of how the health care system in Canada turned out to be so completely different from that in the United States, when in the 1950’s they were essentially the same. While Canadians experience the benefits and peace of mind of Canada’s universal health care system, the forces against change in the U.S. are now much stronger and have much more at stake financially. Is there hope for the United States? Free admission Featuring discussion with Dr. Jeoffry B. Gordon, MD, MPH, a family doctor in Ocean Beach and member of PNHP (Physicians for a National Health Program). Sponsored by the Eastlake Bonita Democratic Club. Where: Bonita-Sunnyside Branch Library, 4375 Bonita Road, Bonita, CA, 91902


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★ ★ ★ #6. THUR APRIL 25 " Seventh Annual Dining Out for Life® San Diego " on Thursday, April 25, 2013. This amazingly fun and inviting event is not to be missed as San Diegans come together to fill some of San Diego’s best restaurants to raise funds for HIV/AIDS programs at *On April 25, Dining Out for Life® San Diego’s participating establishments will generously donate 25-100 percent of their food and liquor sales on that day. Consider yourself invited and start thinking of where you’ll dine out with family and friends for breakfast, lunch and/or dinner at the participating restaurants on April 25. For more information on the event, or to suggest a favorite restaurant that might participate, contact Ian Johnson, Dining Out for Life® San Diego event coordinator, at 619.692.2077 x247 or ijohnson@thecentersd.org. Dining Out for Life® San Diego + Volunteers = Success If you are willing to volunteer with Dining Out for Life® San Diego, we would love to have your help. We need enthusiastic volunteers – particularly on the day of the event – to help make this fabulous community event a success. If you can give some time, or if you have any questions about volunteering, please contact Jerry Tomaszewicz at 619.692-2077 x202 or volunteer@thecentersd.org. Where: The San Diego LGBT Community Center Centre in Hillcrest Address: 3909 Centre Street San Diego, CA 92103 Phone: 619-692-2077

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★ ★ ★ #7. ★★★ SATURDAY APRIL 27 at 10:30AM - 12:00PM The Point Loma Democratic Club " CONGRESSMAN SCOTT PETERS, DISTRICT #52 at Pt. Loma Masonic Hall: Congress on Your Corner by sbpeinado Join Congressman Scott Peters at this month’s Congress on Your Corner! WHERE: Pt. Loma Masonic Hall ,1711 Sunset Cliffs Blvd, San Diego, CA 92107 WHEN: Saturday, April 27th, 10.30 am – 12.00 pm • Town Hall – 10.30 am-11.30 am • Congressman and District Staff available for questions –11.30 am-12.00 pm For more information contact our district office (858) 455-5550

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★ ★ ★ 8. ★★★ WED MAY 1 at 7-9pm " San Diego DFA & SD PDA Metro Meetup " 1. MEMBERS who attended CALIFORNIA DEMOCRATIC CONVENTION will speak of the BIG NEWS & DETAILS. 2. " Speaker to be announced. " 3. FRIENDS OF FILNER ~ ( aka San Diego PDA & DFA WORKING GROUP) will discuss their actions and their successes: IMPORTANT MEMBER DISCUSSION - FOLLOW-UP From last meetup discussion of PRIORITIES & ACTION PLANS. Email: cchangus@san.rr.com *Where: Giovanni's restaurant's meeting room, 9353 Clairemont Mesa Blvd., San Diego, CA 92123. (Corner of Clairemont Mesa Blvd. & Ruffin Rd. across from the Voters Registrar's Office). FREE EVENT! ALL ARE WELCOME! Website: www.meetup.com/dfa-23


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★ ★ ★ 9. ★★★ " The San Diego County Democratic Party’s 33RD ANNUAL ROOSEVELT DINNER "

Honorary EVENT CHAIRS: Members of the UNITED STATES CONGRESS: HON. SUSAN DAVIS ~ •HON. SCOTT PETERS ~ •HON. JUAN VARGAS

Award Recipients Chair’s Awards: • JESS DURFEE & • CHRISTINE FORESTER Leadership: Eduardo Valerio
Volunteer: •NANCY WITT
Making a Difference: Claire Pratt Legislator: ESCONDIDO DEPUTY MAYOR •OLGA DIAZ
BEST CLUB: • SAN DIEGO YOUNG DEMOCRATS

★Featured Speaker: ★ ★ ★ CHRISTINE FORESTER ★ ★ ★ Through her early and loyal support of President Obama, Christine has become one his most successful fundraisers, a trusted member of his inner circle, and a personal friend to the President and his family.

• Saturday, May 4, 2013, at the Hilton San Diego Mission Bay Resort 1775 E. Mission Bay Drive, San Diego (Complimentary Parking)

• 6:00 Welcome Reception & Silent Auction ~

•7:00 Dinner & Awards Ceremony

•8:30 Dancing to Acoustic Blue & More!!!!(

• Suggested Attire: Cocktail/Evening

• Guest: $125 ~ Table of Ten: $1,200 Democratic Club or GO Team Members: $100 ~ Table of Ten: $1,000 Sponsorship and Program Ad Information at www.sddemocrats.org/sponsor

• Purchase Tickets at www.sddemocrats.org/dinner Or make checks payable to the San Diego County Democratic Party (“SDCDP”) 8340 Clairemont Mesa Boulevard, Suite 105 San Diego, CA 92111 TEL: (858) 277-3367 ~ info@sddemocrats.org Pee. Contributions are not tax deductible for federal income tax purposes EVENT- WHERE:•Hilton San Diego Mission Bay Resort 1775 E. Mission Bay Drive, San Diego (Complimentary Parking) . ★



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★ ★ ★ 10. ★★★THUR MAY 9, 2013 Cocktail Hour 5:30PM | Dinner 6:30PM " PLANNED PARENTHOOD 50th ANNIVERSARY DINNER " Join us for our signature celebration at our 50th Anniversary Dinner. This energizing night will feature an engaging program celebrating the history of our organization while reconnecting you with a motivated community of friends. Register at: http://www.ppaction.o...­. *Where: Hilton San Diego Bayfront One Park Boulevard, San Diego, CA 92101 Register at: http://www.ppaction.o...­.



★ ★ ★ 11. ★★★ *FRI MAY 24, 2013, at 7:30-9:00 am " Harvey Milk Diversity Breakfast 2013 " Join us for the 2013 Harvey Milk Diversity Breakfast on Friday May 24, 2013 at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront Hotel, 1 Park Blvd. Attended by more than 1,000 people, businesses, groups and organizations annually, this San Diego event is the largest Harvey Milk celebration in the state of California. For wait list information, email events@thecentersd.org. For the latest details, visit the Facebook page at www.facebook.com/Harvey.Milk.Diversity.B­reakfast . Date: Friday, May 24, 2013 Time: 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM *Where: Hilton San Diego Bayfront Hotel, 1 Park Blvd, San Diego, CA 92101 If you'd like to attend this event you can purchase tickets online: https://secure3.convi...­.



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★ ★ ★ ★ SATURDAY ★ JUNE 1,2013 ★ KNSJ 89.1 FM ★ NETWORK For SOCIAL JUSTICE GOES LIVE! ★ ★ ★ ★ TURN ON YOUR RADIO TO ★ KNSJ 89.1 FM ★ NETWORK For SOCIAL JUSTICE WHERE: MISSION TRAILS REGIONAL PARK ★ ★ ★







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NOTE: Big climate week in SD: pipeline protest, fracking workshop, earthfair and more
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***TUES APRIL 16 at Central Committee Meeting 7pm – 9pm " SDCDP CENTRAL COMMITTEE MEETING " Monthly on the third Tuesday*Where: Sheet Metal Workers Union Hall, located at 4594 Mission Gorge Place, San Diego, 92120 All members of the Central Committee are expected to attend this meeting; if you are not able to attend, please make sure your designated alternate is attending. Our Central Committee is the governing body of the County Democratic Party as defined in the California Government Code and Elections Code. It is comprised of local Democrats elected by voters in each Assembly District, as well as partisan-level Democratic elected officials and nominees. This group conducts the County Party's general business, approves its budget, coordinates Democratic campaign activity, and endorses candidates for local offices *Where: Sheet Metal Workers Union Hall, located at 4594 Mission Gorge Place, San Diego, 92120 .

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JUST NOTE THIS CONVENTION IS IN TOWN ***TUES APRIL 16 & 17,2013 "KXL 2013 Pipeline Conference " When: April 16, 2013 - April 17, 2013 ~ API's 2013 Pipeline Conference will be held April 16-17 at the Loews Coronado Bay Hotel in Coronado (San Diego), California. The program will feature a multitude of topics important to anyone engaged in the development, operation and maintenance of liquid pipelines. The premier pipeline event in the United States, the API Pipeline Conference is recognized as the "go-to" event for technical content, networking and the showcasing of new and existing technology and products. Christopher A. Hart, Vice Chairman, National Transportation Safety Board has been confirmed as Keynote Speaker. Where: Loews Coronado Bay Hotel Coronado (San Diego), California

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*** TUES APRIL 16 at 6:45-8:15pm - San Diego 350 Monthly Meeting (National City) Learn what we're doing, how to get involved, meet like-minded activists. Environmental Health Coalition, 2727 Hoover Ave #202, National City 91950. More info. http://sandiego350.or...­

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***WEDNESDAY APRIL 17 at @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm " PIPELINE PROTEST " Pipeline protest to demand action on climate change! WHEN: April 17, 2013 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm Join us for a press conference and protest outside the Loew’s Coronado Bay Resort where the American Petroleum Industry (API), the primary trade association of the oil and gas industry, will be holding its annual Pipeline Conference.We’ll be there to say that climate change demands an end to the fossil fuel industry’s “business as usual” and to call on President Obama to reject the Keystone XL Pipeline. WHERE: Silver Strand Boulevard & Coronado Bay Road Coronado,CA 92118 USA

We’ll also draw attention to the recent tar sands spill in Arkansas, and the surprising revelation that tar sands are already being brought by train to Los Angeles for refining.The API is made up of nearly 400 members, including ExxonMobil, BP, Chevron, ConocoPhillips, Dow Chemical Company, Halliburton, and Shell Oil. These companies provide funding for API, which in turn champions the industry’s interests in the government and through public outreach. The organization has spent millions on lobbying, advertising, and contributing to climate-denying politicians. Info on the pipeline conference. by Diane Lesher Parking: on the north end of Coronado Cays Blvd (enter off Silver strand south of Coronado Bay Rd and turn left around the traffic circle). Transit: The 901 bus stops a block away.
Please rsvp now at our facebook event & share widely.
http://sandiego350.or...­

This protest is being supported by (let us know if you’d like to add on):
• SanDiego350.org - go to - http://sandiego350.or...­
* Women Occupy San Diego - Website: http://womenoccupysan...­
• Tar Sands Action – Southern California
https://www.facebook....­ WHERE: Silver Strand Boulevard & Coronado Bay Road Coronado,CA 92118



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*** TUES APRIL 16 at 6:45-8:15pm - SD350 Monthly Meeting SAN DIEGO SOUTH BAY DEMOCRATIC CLUB (National City) Learn what we're doing, how to get involved, meet like-minded activists More info: Roberto Alcantar: info@sbdc.sddem.org
WEBSITE: http://www.sbdc.sddem...­ Facebook: https://www.facebook....­ . Where: Environmental Health Coalition, 2727 Hoover Ave #202, National City 91950.
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***WED APRIL 17 at 6:30-8:30PM " IRANIAN AMERICAN DEMOCRATIC CLUB MEETING " Where: Mimi's Cafe, near Mira Mesa Blvd, Address: 10788 Westview Parkway San Diego, CA 92126 Mira Mesa Market Center, mimiscafe.com . FACE BOOK: https://www.facebook....­

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***SAT APRIL 20 at 5:00PM -8:00PM San Diego 350.org " FRACKING CALIFORNIA" Understanding the threats to our water and climate. Learn about threats to our water and climate from this invasive, risky method of extracting oil & gas from deep shale formations - in California. Part of Global Exchange's state-wide tour. Unlimited Parking available in underground parking lot . NOTE: Please make sure to park in the underground parking area underneath Ralphs to avoid having your vehicle towed. Where: Joyce Beers Community Center, (3900 Vermont Ave). Hillcrest SD


***SAT APRIL 20 at 5-8PM Workshop on Fracking California (Hillcrest) Learn about threats to our water and climate from this invasive, risky method of extracting oil & gas from deep shale formations - in California. Part of Global Exchange's state-wide tour. Where: Joyce Beers Community Ctr, 3900 Vermont St, San Diego 92103. More info. http://www.globalexch...­

https://www.facebook....­ FB event.

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***SAT APRIL 20 at 5-8 pm - " 350.org’s Do the Math Movie Join SanDiego350.org and the World Resources SIM Center for a screening of 350.org’s Movie about Bill McKibben’s Do the Math Tour which took the climate fight directly to the fossil fuel companies and which sparked divestment campaigns around the country, including here in San Diego COST: $5 WHERE: World Resources Simulation Center 1088 3rd Avenue San Diego,CA 92101 USA
RSVP http://www.wrsc.org/e...­
Watch the trailer, below, and get ready for guaranteed inspiration for climate activists!
http://sandiego350.or...­
http://sandiego350.or...­

More at this workshop hosted by Global Exchange http://www.globalexch...­
and SanDiego350.org, part of a state-wide tour. Read more or watch the intro video below.

RSVP at our Facebook event Download a flyer: Full page / Half page
Fracking: A Faustian bargain? A commentary by SD350′s Peg Mitchell in the UT 3/28/13
The event will bring together community activists, scientists, and local leaders to discuss how hydraulic fracturing could impact the availability, cost and cleanliness of our water, the impacts of extracting sour crude oil from the Monterey Shale Field on climate change, and other risks. Speakers will discuss ways communities can engage on the topic, with the goal of helping identify the right approach for the local San Diego community.
Speakers include:
• Bob Filner – Mayor of San Diego
• Rose Braz – Center for Biological Diversity
• Shannon Biggs – Global Exchange
• Ben Price – Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund
• Doug Shields – Former Pittsburgh City Council Member who passed a rights-based ordinance banning fracking in his city
This event is supported by Sierra Club San Diego, http://sandiego.sierr...­ ,
Women Occupy San Diego, http://womenoccupysan...­

WILDCOAST, http://www.wildcoast....­

San Diego Coastkeeper http://www.sdcoastkee...­ and more!




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***SUN APRIL 21 at 10am-5pm - SD350's EarthFair Booth (Balboa Park) We'll be building the climate movement. Volunteer with us for a few hours or stop by for your photo with "President Obama" to say no the the Keystone pipeline or to Pick Up An SD350 T-shirt. West side of the Prado (near the Museum of Man). More info. Sun, April 21, 6:30-9pm - 350.org's Do the Math Movie (Downtown) About Bill McKibben’s Do the Math Tour that sparked divestment campaigns around the country. Where: WRSC, West side of the Prado (near the Museum of Man), 1088 3rd Ave, San Diego 92101 - Trailer & more info. M]]


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***SUN APRIL 21 at 6:30-9pm - 350.org's Do the Math Movie (Downtown) About Bill McKibben’s Do the Math Tour that sparked divestment campaigns around the country. Where: WRSC, 1088 3rd Ave, San Diego 92101 - Trailer & more info.
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*** MONDAY APRIL 22 at EARTH DAY - Keystone XL Pipeline Comments DEADLINE (Online) Comments are due to the U.S. State Department on the Keystone XL Pipeline. 350.org is trying to get to 1 Million comments. Send yours in TODAY!
GO TO: http://act.350.org/le...­


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*** MON APRIL 22 at 4:00PM UCSD VISUAL ARTS DEPARTMENT presents " 2013 ART EXHIBITION " Visiting Artist Lecture: A Talk by MARTHA ROSIER . We'd love your company to open at UCSD University Art Gallery Co-sponsored by the Visual Arts Department, Visiting Artist Lecture Series . ADMISSION is FREE! *WHERE: University Art Gallery Mandeville Center. University of California San Diego 9500 Gilman Drive, La Jolla, CA 92093-0327 ★ Contact INFO: Tel 858-534-2107 / Fax 858-534-3548 uag@ucsd.edu / ADMISSION is FREE!

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***WED APRIL 24 at 11am – 1:30pm " Register New Citizens " 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 - Golden Hall, 202 C Street, Downtown San Diego - just outside Golden Hall downtown. Contact: sdvoter@gmail.com

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***WED APRIL 24, 2013 IN Washington, D.C." Voto Latino Power Summit: El Tiempo es Ahora (blogamole.tr3s)The 1st Annual Voto Latino Power Summit " welcomed over 300 young leaders from across the country. Attendees, representing 18 states, learned directly from top influential leaders in a range of fields. Panelist and speakers included public officials, artists, grassroots organizers, and business leaders in new media, public speaking, activism and community organizing. Some of our 2013 speakers included: TIFFANY DUFU (White House Project), DOLORES HUERTA, (Dolores Huerta Foundation), ANA PATRICIA GUZMAN (Telemundo), ROSARIO MARIN (former U.S Treasurer), and Voto Latino co-chair, ROSARIO DAWSON. We're getting ready to invite young leaders and community activists to Washington, D.C. where they'll learn how to change the world. Power Summit 2013 will take place April 12th - 15th. Hundreds of participants will come from around the country to participate. And with the help of leaders and experts from the fields of technology, media, and more, we'll host the premier event of the year for the next generation of American leaders. With so many important issues up for grabs right now -- immigration reform, reducing gun violence, securing marriage equality for all -- our future will be shaped by young people who stand up to be part of our political process by organizing in their communities. Reply-To: info@votolatino.org Power Summit 2013 is coming up fast -- don't wait to sign up for more information as it becomes available: http://votolatino.....­.[/url].org/ps13 TO REGISTER: http://votolatino.org...­.

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***THUR APRIL 25 at 6:30pm – 8:30pm " THE HEALTHCARE MOVIE " The Healthcare Movie is a documentary by Laurie Simons & Terry Sterrenberg, narrated by Keifer Sutherland. This 65 minute documentary tells the real story of how the health care system in Canada turned out to be so completely different from that in the United States, when in the 1950’s they were essentially the same. While Canadians experience the benefits and peace of mind of Canada’s universal health care system, the forces against change in the U.S. are now much stronger and have much more at stake financially. Is there hope for the United States? Free admission Featuring discussion with Dr. Jeoffry B. Gordon, Featuring discussion with Dr. Jeoffry B. Gordon, MD, MPH, a family doctor in Ocean Beach and member of PNHP (Physicians for a National Health Program). Sponsored by the Eastlake Bonita Democratic Club. Where: Bonita-Sunnyside Branch Library, 4375 Bonita Road, Bonita, CA, 91902



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***THUR APRIL 25 at Mark your calendars today for the" Seventh Annual Dining Out for Life® San Diego " on Thursday, April 25, 2013. This amazingly fun and inviting event is not to be missed as San Diegans come together to fill some of San Diego’s best restaurants to raise funds for HIV/AIDS programs at *On April 25, Dining Out for Life® San Diego’s participating establishments will generously donate 25-100 percent of their food and liquor sales on that day. Consider yourself invited and start thinking of where you’ll dine out with family and friends for breakfast, lunch and/or dinner at the participating restaurants on April 25. For more information on the event, or to suggest a favorite restaurant that might participate, contact Ian Johnson, Dining Out for Life® San Diego event coordinator, at 619.692.2077 x247 or ijohnson@thecentersd.org. Dining Out for Life® San Diego + Volunteers = Success If you are willing to volunteer with Dining Out for Life® San Diego, we would love to have your help. We need enthusiastic volunteers – particularly on the day of the event – to help make this fabulous community event a success. If you can give some time, or if you have any questions about volunteering, please contact Jerry Tomaszewicz at 619.692-2077 x202 or volunteer@thecentersd.org. Where: The San Diego LGBT Community Center Centre in Hillcrest Address: 3909 Centre Street San Diego, CA 92103 Phone: 619-692-2077

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***THUR APRIL 25 at 8:00-9:00AM! " MEMBER COFFEE " Member Coffee at VOICE OF SAN DIEGO.ORG at VOSD Office 2508 Historic Decatur Rd., 92106 Join Voice of San Diego for a new and renewing member coffee. It's the perfect opportunity to meet CEO Scott Lewis, additional VOSD staff and other VOSD members. Contact: zack@voiceofsandiego.org to RSVP. Where: VOSD Office 2508 Historic Decatur Rd., 92106

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***SATURDAY APRIL 27 at 10:30AM - 12:00PM The Point Loma Democratic Club " CONGRESSMAN SCOTT PETERS, DISTRICT #52 at Pt. Loma Masonic Hall: Congress on Your Corner by sbpeinado Join Congressman Scott Peters at this month’s Congress on Your Corner! WHERE: Pt. Loma Masonic Hall ,1711 Sunset Cliffs Blvd, San Diego, CA 92107 WHEN: Saturday, April 27th, 10.30 am – 12.00 pm • Town Hall – 10.30 am-11.30 am • Congressman and District Staff available for questions –11.30 am-12.00 pm For more information contact our district office (858) 455-5550



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***SUN APRIL 28 at 4:00pm -5:30PM " Pt. Loma Club Meeting " Come listen and talk to Superintendent Cindy Marten and Board Member Kevin Beiser about the challenges involved in turning around under performing schools, as well as the great success stories of public schools in San Diego. Where: Point Loma Assembly, 3035 Talbot St, San Diego, CA 92106


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***SATURDAY APRIL 27 thru SUNDAY MAY 5 2013 " 2013 Food Revolution Summit" We are pleased to invite you to register for the " 2013 Food Revolution Summit" a free event featuring interviews with PCRM President Dr. Neal Barnard and 23 more of the world’s top celebrated experts in the movement for promoting healthy, sustainable, humane, and conscious food. Click here to Register --> http://www.foodrevolu...­

★ BRORDCASTING WORLDWIDE! Broadcasting Worldwide ★ APRIL 27- MAY 5, 2013 ★ (for FREE and without having to leave home) ★ Spend an inspiring and life-changing week with revolutionary thinkers and visionaries that will put the POWER IN YOUR HANDS when it comes to the FOOD YOU EAT! Dare to discover the most cutting-edge information, shocking facts, and inspirational wisdom! You need to check out the Food Revolution Summit! From April 27 through May 5, John Robbins (who left his father’s Baskin Robbins empire to become a bestselling author and a leading advocate for compassion) is interviewing some of the top food experts who will be exposing factory farms and the “ag gag” laws that make it illegal to even take pictures of them. They’ll tell you how to avoid health dangers and how to thrive on a plant-strong diet. And they’ll give you the latest breakthrough insights and up-to-the-minute research on the link between diet, health, and the future of our food. Check out these amazing speakers now. at http://www.foodrevolu...­ Feedback from PCRM members about last year’s summit was extremely positive. In the Food Revolution Summit, you’ll get incredibly current resources to help you: Find out why some vegetarians thrive and others do not; Cut through corporate BS and get the real story on GMOs, the Paleo diet, soy, good and bad fats, vitamins, and more; Bring your food choices into alignment with the world you want to create; and Be an effective food advocate. Find out more and sign up here at http://www.foodrevolu...­. Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine P.S. The Food Revolution Summit starts April 27, and when you sign up now, you get access to a Food Revolutionary Action Guide and lots of other great empowering tools, all for no charge. Check it out and sign up here: http://www.foodrevolu...­ P.P.S. Once you get registered, please feel free to invite your friends and loved ones to this timely and important event about the future of our food and our health.


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*** SAT APRIL 27 at 12:00PM " WOMEN OCCUPY SAN DIEGO " (VOSD) Monthly Meeting - All Welcome - JOIN US for our monthly meeting. Potluck/setup at 12:00 noon, meeting begins at 1:00.- All Welcome WEBSITE: http://womenoccupysan...­ Where: Art Academy San Diego, 3784 30th Street, SD 92104


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TUES APRIL 30 at 6:30 - 8:30 PM ' ONE VOICE AT A TIME ' with CINDY MARTEN, SUPERINTENDENT of San Diego Unified School District. Join us for Lewis' discussion with Cindy Marten, the incoming Superintendent of San Diego Unified School District. Are you curious what her plans are? Doors will open at 6:30 pm and the conversation will start promptly at 7 pm. RSVP . RSVP here. https://events.r20.co...­

Where: Ken Cinema 4061 Adams Avenue, 92116

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***TUE APRIL 30 at 6:30PM (Doors Open) to 8:30 PM PDT Voice of San Diego's One Voice at a Time discussions with Scott Lewis and a guest have become a must-see on local public affairs and we're proud to announce the next one.On April 30, join us for Lewis' discussion with Cindy Marten, the incoming superintendent of San Diego Unified School District. This elementary school principal has been promoted http://www.voiceofsan...­ - to lead the second largest school district in the state. Are you curious what her plans are? You can also share what you'd like her to focus on with our Dear Superintendent project. http://www.dearsuperi...­ The event will take place at the Ken Cinema. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. and the conversation will start promptly at 7 p.m. RSVP here. https://events.r20.co...­
VOSD - http://www.voiceofsan...­ - is a nonprofit, member-based news organization. Members at the Inside Voice level ($101 and above) will receive free admission. All others will be asked to make a $5 donation. The public is invited to attend After registering, please print and present your confirmation receipt at the door to expedite entry. Where Ken Cinema 4061 Adams Avenue San Diego, CA 92116 Driving Directions Contact: ZACK at Voice of San Diego Voice of San Diego 619-325-0525 zack@voiceofsandiego.org
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***WED MAY 1 at 7-9pm " San Diego DFA & SD PDA Metro Meetup " 1. MEMBERS who attended CALIFORNIA DEMOCRATIC CONVENTION will speak of the BIG NEWS & DETAILS. 2. " Speaker to be announced. " 3. FRIENDS OF FILNER ~ ( aka San Diego PDA & DFA WORKING GROUP) will discuss their actions and their successes: IMPORTANT MEMBER DISCUSSION - FOLLOW-UP From last meetup discussion of PRIORITIES & ACTION PLANS. Email: cchangus@san.rr.com *Where: Giovanni's restaurant's meeting room, 9353 Clairemont Mesa Blvd., San Diego, CA 92123. (Corner of Clairemont Mesa Blvd. & Ruffin Rd. across from the Voters Registrar's Office). FREE EVENT! ALL ARE WELCOME! Website: www.meetup.com/dfa-23


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*** THRU MAY 2nd at 6:30pm -8:30PM South Area Caucus Meeting When Thu, May 2, 6:30pm – 8:30pm map) Description Central Committee Regular, Alternate, and Associate Members are all eligible to vote and encouraged to attend their area meetings. Contact: Jessica Hayes, Vice Chair, South Area (southvc@sddemocrats.org) When Thu May 2, 2013 6:30pm – 8:30pm Pacific Time Where: Mangia Italiano, 248 3rd Ave Chula Vista

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★★★ SAT MAY 4 Starts at 6:00PM RECEPTION - 7:00PM DINNER - 8:30PM ★★★ SUPERSTAR AWARDS & DANCING! ★ ★ ★ " PAINTING THE TOWN BLUE " ★ ★ ★ OUR SAN DIEGO COUNTY DEMOCRATIC PARTY'S ★ ★ ★ 33RD ANNUAL ROOSEVELT DINNER " ★★★ Painting the Town Blue! ★★★ Gala & Awards ★★★ by the ★★★ San Diego County Democratic Party Celebrate being a San Diego Democrat in style. ★★★ It's fresh! It's new! It's fun! It's "blue!" ★★★. Join us the evening of Saturday, May 4, 2013 *Where: at the Hilton San Diego Resort, 1775 E. Mission Bay Dr., San Diego (92109) 6:00 Welcome Reception & Silent Auction 7:00 Dinner & Superstar Awards 8:30 Dancing & More! Our 33rd annual Roosevelt Dinner is expected to sell out. Save the date & reserve your space early! For more information, call (858) 277-3367 or email info@sddemocrats.org. TO BUY TICKETS & REGISTER: https://secure.actblu...­ the Town Blue! Gala & Awards by the San Diego County Democratic Party Celebrate being a San Diego Democrat in style. It's fresh! It's new! It's fun! It's "blue!" *WHERE: Hilton San Diego Resort 1775 E. Mission Bay Dr., San Diego (92109)

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***SATURDAY MAY 4, 2013 starting at 9:00AM thru SUNDAY MAY 5, 2013 to 5:00PM In Washington D.C. " TRANSPARENCY CAMP " This year, the Sunlight Foundation is partnering with the George Washington University School of of Media and Public Affairs to bring you the best TCamp yet, but to do that, we’ll need your help. As an unconference, TCamp relies on the participation of the attendees to set the agenda and to create an engaging, welcoming environment. So be sure to come with ideas, share the registration link with your friends, and tweet #TCamp13 ! You can find more about what to expect (and what awesome DC food trucks will be providing lunch) on our website: http://TransparencyCa...­. And we’ll have more information about how to share your ideas for sessions soon. Early bird prices end March 1, 2013, so register today! Hope to see you there! Early bird prices end March 1, 2013, so register today! Hope to see you there! You are the first to know that early bird registration for TransparencyCamp 2013 is now open. This year, TCamp will take place May 4th and 5th at the George Washington University’s Marvin Center. By registering early, you can attend TCamp for only $20 -- or $15 for students! Register at: http://tcamp13.eventb...­. Reply-To: info@sunlightfoundation.com * Where: Marvin Center, George Washington University 800 21st Street Northwest Washington, DC 20052
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***MONDAY MAY 6 at 6:00 - 8:00 PM "RUN WOMEN RUN " CANDIDATE & CAMPAIGN TRAINING SERIES "NUTS & BOLTS of ORGANIZING YOUR CAMPAIGN "
Reserve your space for the series or individual sessions. To RSVP by mail for any event ~ Please Make Your Check Payable to Run Women Run and Mail it to 1531 Grand Ave. Ste. D, San Marcos, CA 92078 Series of 4 Workshops $100 Individual Sessions For more information contact:francinebusby@runwomenrun.org or call 760.807.0399 *Where: Hera Hub, 9710 Scranton Rd., Ste. 16, San Diego CA

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*** THUR MAY 9, 2013 Cocktail Hour 5:30PM | Dinner 6:30PM " PLANNED PARENTHOOD 50th ANNIVERSARY DINNER " Join us for our signature celebration at our 50th Anniversary Dinner. This energizing night will feature an engaging program celebrating the history of our organization while reconnecting you with a motivated community of friends. Register at: http://www.ppaction.o...­. *Where: Hilton San Diego Bayfront One Park Boulevard, San Diego, CA 92101 Register at: http://www.ppaction.o...­.

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*** THUR MAY 9 at 6:30pm UCSD VISUAL ARTS DEPARTMENT presents " 2013 ART EXHIBITION " " FRONT PAGE " A performance-based workshop by LIZ MAGIC LASER, in collaboration with ACTOR AUDREY CRABTREE, draws on the language of the corporate retreat and the work of Brazilian theater director AUGUSTO BOAL . ★ Contact INFO: Tel 858-534-2107 / Fax 858-534-3548 uag@ucsd.edu *WHERE: University Art Gallery Mandeville Center. University of California San Diego 9500 Gilman Drive, La Jolla, CA 92093-0327 ADMISSION is FREE!

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***SAT MAY 11 ★ KNSJ 89.1 FM ★ NETWORK For SOCIAL JUSTICE is PLANNING AN EVENT FOR ACTIVISTS & DEMOCRATS & SUPPORTERS.  DETAILS TO COME! ★ KNSJ 89.1 FM ★ NETWORK For SOCIAL JUSTICE WHERE: MISSION TRAILS REGIONAL PARK ★ ★ ★ 



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TUES MAY 13 at 7-9PM NEW " Clairemont Dem Club Meeting " Boomerang's-see u there!!! Next Clairemont Dem Club Meeting: Tues A at 7PM, Boomerang's-see u there!!! For those of you who didn't already receive a notification and who live near Clairemont, I wanted to alert you to: Tonight's meeting of the all NEW Clairemont Democratic Club! Do Please come! All welcome. Note: If you can't make it tonight, mark your calendar for the 2nd Tuesday in May. ~ MAY 13, 2013 at 7 pm at this location for the next meeting. Some exciting speakers are planned for the upcoming meetings as well! Where: Boomerang's Restaurant 4577 Clairemont. Drive, San Diego, CA 92117 (Just south of Pearl Vision) Website: http://claremontdems....­


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***FRI MAY 24, 2013, at 7:30-9:00 am " Harvey Milk Diversity Breakfast 2013 " Join us for the 2013 Harvey Milk Diversity Breakfast on Friday May 24, 2013 at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront Hotel, 1 Park Blvd. Attended by more than 1,000 people, businesses, groups and organizations annually, this San Diego event is the largest Harvey Milk celebration in the state of California. For wait list information, email events@thecentersd.org. For the latest details, visit the Facebook page at www.facebook.com/Harvey.Milk.Diversity.B­reakfast . Date: Friday, May 24, 2013 Time: 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM *Where: Hilton San Diego Bayfront Hotel, 1 Park Blvd, San Diego, CA 92101 If you'd like to attend this event you can purchase tickets online: https://secure3.convi...­.





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***SUN MAY 26 at 3:30pm – 5:30pm " POINT LOMA DEMOCRATIC CLUB " Contact: pldcprez@gmail.com Website: http://peninsulademoc...­. *Where: Point Loma Assembly, 3035 Talbot St, San Diego, CA 92106


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★ ★ ★ ★ SATURDAY ★ JUNE 1,2013 ★ KNSJ 89.1 FM ★ NETWORK For SOCIAL JUSTICE GOES LIVE! ★ ★ ★ ★ TURN ON YOUR RADIO TO ★ KNSJ 89.1 FM ★ NETWORK For SOCIAL JUSTICE WHERE: MISSION TRAILS REGIONAL PARK ★ ★ ★



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***Monday, June 3 at 6:00 - 8:00 PM " RUN WOMEN RUN " CANDIDATE & CAMPAIGN TRAINING SERIES " Speaking & Messaging Developing your speeches, communications & media " Reserve your space for the series or individual sessions .Series of 4 Workshops $100 Individual Sessions.To RSVP by mail for any event ~ Please Make Your Check Payable to Run Women Run and Mail it to 1531 Grand Ave. Ste. D, San Marcos, CA 92078 For more information contact:francinebusby@runwomenrun.org or call 760.807.0399 *Where: Hera Hub, 9710 Scranton Rd., Ste. 16, San Diego CA

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***FRIDAY JUNE 7, 2013 8:00 - 9:00 AM " On the job with District Attorney BONNIE DUMANIS " at the San Diego Family Justice Center District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis & Run Women Run invites you to meet our elected women "on the job" to learn more about the work that they do and how their perspective as a woman affects the policies that they make. This is a unique opportunity to visit the nationally acclaimed San Diego Family Justice Center where victims of domestic violence find the services and support they need in one efficient center. This was the first center of its kind in the nation and has become a model for other cities. Friday, June 7, 2013 8:00 - 9:00 AM *Where: San Diego Family Justice Center ,1122 Broadway, San Diego There is NO validated parking. There is no charge for this event ~ FREE ADMISSION *Space is limited. Please RSVP ~ francinebusby@runwomenrun.org or call 760.807.0399



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***JUNE 20-23, 2013 *Thursday, June 20, 2013 - Sunday, June 23, 2013 at 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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***JULY 1 at 6:00 - 8:00 PM " RUN WOMEN RUN " CANDIDATE & CAMPAIGN TRAINING SERIES " All About Fundraising Making the "Ask" Filing & Finances "
Reserve your space for the series or individual sessions.
Series of 4 Workshops $100 Individual Sessions. * Please Make Your Check Payable to Run Women Run and Mail it to 1531 Grand Ave. Ste. D, San Marcos, CA 92078 For more information contact: francinebusby@runwomenrun.org or call 760.807.0399*Overview Co-sponsored by San Diego County Democratic & Presented by Francine Busby & a team of experts Series of 4 Workshops $100 Individual Sessions * Where: At Hera Hub 9710 Scranton Rd. Ste. 16, San Diego CA





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***WEDNESDAY AUGUST 7 THRU SUNDAY AUGUST 11, 2013 " Democracy Convention 2013 " August 7-11, 2013 • Madison, Wisconsin Plan to participate in the next Democracy Convention. Join us in one of the U.S.A.'s most forward-looking cities for a gathering like few others. More than a conference, this convention will house multiple conferences at the same time. If you want to strengthen democracy where it matters most -- in our communities, our schools, our workplaces and local economies, our military, our government, our media, our constitution -- you will find something useful and inspiring at the 2013 Democracy Convention. Event Fee: Regular Registration, $50.00 Contributor, $100.00 Student/Low Income, $20.00 Democracy Convention"

REGISTER NOW for the 2013 Democracy Convention at:
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Many of you have been waiting for the news, and here it is: Registration is now open for the 2013 Democracy Convention! This 2nd Democracy Convention will be an exciting opportunity for individuals and organizations from around the country to connect with and learn from each other in the service of building a stronger democracy movement. More than one conference, the Democracy Convention actually houses -nine- conferences under one roof. As the great progressive reformer Fighting Bob La Follette said, "democracy is a life," and "involves constant struggle" in all sectors of society. So register now, and plan on attending one or more of the following: Constitutional Reform Conference Democratizing Defense Conference Education for Democracy Conference Earth Democracy Conference Economic Democracy Conference Local Democracy Conference Media Democracy Conference Race & Democracy Conference Representative Democracy Conference With the 2013 Democracy Convention, we recognize the importance of each separate democracy struggle, as well as the need to unite them all in a common, deeply rooted, broad based, movement for democracy. This year's Democracy Convention, will be held in Madison, Wisconsin on August 7-11, 2013. https://democracyconv...­ Democracy Convention 2013 Registration August 7-11, 2013 • Madison, Wisconsin Plan to participate in the next Democracy Convention. Join us in one of the U.S.A.'s most forward-looking cities for a gathering like few others. More than a conference, this convention will house multiple conferences at the same time. If you want to strengthen democracy where it matters most -- in our communities, our schools, our workplaces and local economies, our military, our government, our media, our constitution -- you will find something useful and inspiring at the 2013 Democracy Convention. Event Fee: Regular Registration, $50.00 Contributor, $100.00 Student/Low Income, $20.00 Democracy Convention" Date: April 8, 2013 1:28:34 PM PDT To: cchangus@san.rr.com Subject: Register Now for the 2013 Democracy Convention






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*** SAT SEPT 21, 2013 at 10:30 AM - 8:00 PM " LAMBDA LEGAL'S San Diego GOLF EVENT ! " Date: Saturday, September 21, 2013 •Where: Aviara Resort Golf Club 7100 Aviara Resort Drive Carlsbad, CA 92011 United States 10:30 - 11:30 am | Registration 11:15 - 11:45 am | Golf Clinic with PGA Pro's (with sponsorship purchase only) 12:00 pm | Shotgun Start (scramble format) 6:00 pm | Cocktails & Dinner Join us for Lambda Legal's inaugural golf event! You will get to enjoy 18 holes of golf at the beautiful Aviara Resort, alongside other LGBT people and allies, while supporting Lambda Legal's important work for equality. For more information, please contact Holly or John at tournament@kennedy-golf.com or 619-994-9648. If you are unable to attend but would still like to contribute, click here: https://secure3.convi...­ LEGAL Website: lambda-legal@lambdalegal.org Where: at the beautiful Aviara Resort • Where: Aviara Resort Golf Club 7100 Aviara Resort Drive Carlsbad, CA 92011

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IV. ************** MORE ANNOUNCEMENTS & INFO **************


★ Check out upcoming Democratic events in your area and add your own!http://t.co/NOPpTIy2J...­.
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★ # 1. SUBJECT: The KOCH BROTHERS' Most Audacious Move Yet! On Wed, 3/13/13, Center for American Progress Action Fund From: Center for American Progress Action Fund SThe Koch Brothers' most audacious move yet! Yesterday, we learned the Koch Brothers, the right-wing billionaires, are looking to buy up newspapers across the country, including the LA Times and the Chicago Tribune. In a recent company newsletter, they promised to do "everything we can to persuade politicians" to accept their far-right agenda. Apparently, this includes purchasing large chunks of the news media. That makes ThinkProgress more important than ever. To donate go to ThinkProgress, and support accurate, independent, progressive news coverage. The Koch Brothers are responsible for paying politicians to deny climate change, and funding efforts to restrict voting rights. Now they want to control the news too? Not if we can help it. Please donate now. Thanks, Judd Legum ★

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★ # 2. THE YOUNG TURKS ~ ACTION: " TO RESTORE TRUE DEMOCRACY IN THE UNITED STATES " WOLF- PAC WEBSITE: http://www.wolf-pac.c...­.



To restore true democracy in the United States by pressuring our State Representatives to pass a much needed 28th Amendment to our Constitution which would end corporate personhood and publicly finance all elections in our country. There are only 2 ways to amend the Constitution. (1) Go through our federal government (2) Go through our State Legislators via an Article V. Convention.



Wolf PAC (ACTIVE MEMBERS OF TYT) believes that we can no longer count on our federal government to do what is in the best interest of the American people due to the unfettered amount of money they receive from outside organizations to fund their campaigns. We point to the failure of the Disclose Act as rock solid evidence that this would be a total waste of our time, effort, and money. We also point to the recent decision by the US Supreme Court to not even hear a case filed by Montana claiming it did not have to abide by Citizens United, as proof that state legislation is not a suffient measure to solve this problem. We believe that we have no choice but to put an amendment in the hands of our State Representatives who are not, at this moment in time, completely blinded by the influence of money and might actually do what 86% of the country wants...take away the massive influence that money has over our political process. MICHAEL MONETTE, Director of Organizing, at: mike@wolf-pac.comArticle by Mike: Howling Into the Wind: http://www.wolf-pac.c...­ ABOUT TYT:http://www.wolf-pac.c...­.



RESOLUTION TO BE INTRODUCE IN EVERY STATE LEGISLATURE! IF WE GET 38 states to pass this resolution, THIS RESOLUTION MUST be introduced in Congress!

Texas HCR-25

WHEREAS, it was the stated intention of the framers of the Constitution of the United States of America that the Congress of the United States of America should be "dependent on the people alone." (James Madison, Federalist 52); and, WHEREAS, that dependency has evolved from a dependency on the people alone to a dependency on those who spend excessively in elections, through campaigns or third-party groups; and,

WHEREAS, the United States Supreme Court ruling in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, 558 U.S. 310 (2010) removed restrictions on amounts of independent political spending; and,

WHEREAS, the removal of those restrictions has resulted in the unjust influence of powerful economic forces, which have supplanted the will of the people by undermining our ability to write our own laws, determine the fate of our state, and choose our political leadership; and

WHEREAS Article V of the United States Constitution requires the United States Congress to call a convention for proposing amendments upon application of two-thirds of the legislatures of the several states for the purpose of proposing amendments to the United States Constitution; and WHEREAS the State of Texas sees the need for a convention to propose amendments in order to address concerns such as those raised by the decision of the United States Supreme Court in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission (2010) 130 S.Ct. 876 and related cases and events including those occurring long before or afterward or for a substantially similar purpose, and desires that said convention should be so limited; and WHEREAS the State of Texas desires that the delegates to said convention shall be comprised equally from individuals currently elected to state or local office, or be selected by election in each Congressional district for the purpose of serving as delegates, though all individuals elected or appointed to federal office, now or in the past, be prohibited from serving as delegates to the Convention, and intends to retain the ability to restrict or expand the power of its delegates within the limits expressed above; and WHEREAS the State of Texas intends that this be a continuing application considered together with applications calling for a convention currently pending in the before the 188th Massachusetts legislature as HD.2684 and the 88th Minnesota legislature as S.F. No. 17, and all other passed, pending, and future applications, the aforementioned concerns of Texas notwithstanding until such time as two-thirds of the Several States have applied for a Convention and said Convention is convened by Congress;

Therefore, be it resolved, that the legislature of the State of Texas, speaking through its legislature, and pursuant to Article V of the United States Constitution, hereby petitions the United States Congress to call a Convention for the purpose of proposing Amendments to the Constitution of the United States of America as soon as two-thirds of the several States have applied for a Convention; and Be it further resolved, that the Chief Clerk of the Texas House of Representatives transmit copies of this resolution to the President and Vice President of the United States, the Speaker of the United States House of Representatives, the Minority Leader of the United States House of Representatives, the President Pro Tempore of the United States Senate, to each Senator and Representative from Texas in the Congress of the United States, to the Governor of each State, and to the presiding officers of each legislative body of each of the several States, requesting the cooperation of the several States in issuing an application compelling Congress to call a convention for proposing amendments pursuant to Article V of the United States Constitution.

Ryan Clayton Wolf-PAC : Email : ryan@wolf-pac.com

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★ # 3 . WEDNESDAY AUGUST 7 THRU SUNDAY AUGUST 11, 2013 " Democracy Convention 2013 " August 7-11, 2013 • Madison, Wisconsin Plan to participate in the next Democracy Convention. Join us in one of the U.S.A.'s most forward-looking cities for a gathering like few others. More than a conference, this convention will house multiple conferences at the same time. If you want to strengthen democracy where it matters most -- in our communities, our schools, our workplaces and local economies, our military, our government, our media, our constitution -- you will find something useful and inspiring at the 2013 Democracy Convention. Event Fee: Regular Registration, $50.00 Contributor, $100.00 Student/Low Income, $20.00 Democracy Convention"



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★ # 4. SAT SEPT 21, 2013 at 10:30 AM - 8:00 PM " LAMBDA LEGAL'S San Diego GOLF EVENT ! " Date: Saturday, September 21, 2013 •Where: Aviara Resort Golf Club 7100 Aviara Resort Drive Carlsbad, CA 92011 United States 10:30 - 11:30 am | Registration 11:15 - 11:45 am | Golf Clinic with PGA Pro's (with sponsorship purchase only) 12:00 pm | Shotgun Start (scramble format) 6:00 pm | Cocktails & Dinner Join us for Lambda Legal's inaugural golf event! You will get to enjoy 18 holes of golf at the beautiful Aviara Resort, alongside other LGBT people and allies, while supporting Lambda Legal's important work for equality. For more information, please contact Holly or John at tournament@kennedy-golf.com or 619-994-9648. If you are unable to attend but would still like to contribute, click here: https://secure3.convi...­ LEGAL Website: lambda-legal@lambdalegal.org Where: at the beautiful Aviara Resort • Where: Aviara Resort Golf Club 7100 Aviara Resort Drive Carlsbad, CA 92011






★ # 5. Check These Out! Susan voted for NDAA. Peter's collected and spent $4.4 million to get elected. Guess whom he's working for. Interesting website.

SUSAN DAVIS! YEAH!- http://votesmart.org/...­.

SCOTT PETERS - BOOB! http://votesmart.org/...­.

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★ # 6. ***AFL-CIO: " REPUBLICANS ARE HOLDING WORKING FAMILIES HOSTAGE! " TO CALL YOUR CONGRESSMEMBER go to: go.aflcio.org/stand-down-now or: http://act.aflcio.org...­.

Bullies in Congress are threatening to let job-killing, across-the-board budget cuts go forward and to cause a government default that would derail the economic recovery—all to get their way on benefit cuts to Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid and to keep tax loopholes flowing for Wall Street and the richest 2%.

Enter your info to the right to call your members of Congress now and tell them to stand up to these bullies. *For far too long, they’ve drowned out the voices of working people to push their dangerous agenda of painful cuts to things like health care for our kids and retirement security for our seniors, so they can lavish tax giveaways on their rich corporate donors. The result of this Wall Street agenda is clear—inadequate job growth, wage stagnation and growing inequality. We cannot allow right-wing extremists in Congress to take our economy hostage again. Call your members of Congress now and tell them you’re standing up to the bullies: go.aflcio.org/stand-down-now

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★ # 7. THE TWO BIGGEST DEBT HOLDERS IN CONGRESS: Interesting article in Open Secrets about the two biggest debt holders in congress – both in San Diego County. Below is clipped from a longer article at: http://www.opensecret...­.

" BIG WEALTH, BIG DEBTS "

Ranking No. 1 in congressional debt for 2011 was Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.), who made a fortune in the car alarm business and has frequently appeared at the top of OpenSecrets.org's list of wealthiest lawmakers (this year he's ranked number two with an average estimated net worth of $480.3 million). Issa owed at least $100 million on two personal loans from Union Bank and Merrill Lynch, but his office to a request for comment on the reason for the loans. Does it make sense that the richest lawmakers would also hold some of the largest debts? Absolutely, according to several sources knowledgeable about wealth management who spoke to OpenSecrets.org. The type of borrowing wealthy people do is often different from the borrowing of the average American, said Allen Laufer, director of financial planning at Silvercrest Asset Management, a financial advisory firm that specializes in helping wealthy families. "Certainly in my experience, we find wealthy people borrow because it's advantageous to do so," Laufer said, in contrast to borrowing to help pay for purchases that are beyond the borrower's means. A large debt may signal a sophisticated financial strategy and opportunity, rather than economic distress, he said. "It's a different kind of borrowing -- one that either enhances returns (on investments) or it is maybe for estate or gift tax planning," Laufer said. Often, wealthy people are able to borrow money at a very low interest rate not generally available to the public; they then invest the funds in something with a higher rate of return. For example, Laufer said, money can currently be borrowed from a family trust at an interest rate of roughly 1 percent.

A distant second to Issa among the biggest debtors of 2011 was freshman Rep. Scott Peters (D-Calif.), whose combined liabilities totaled between $18 million and $90 million. As with Issa, that's not much compared to his overall personal wealth, which, including that debt, we estimate to have been, on average, about $86.2 million. Peters' debts are cryptic: Some lines say nothing more than "CALL SPX - SHORT," for example. Two financial experts we talked to said it appeared that Peters may have been borrowing to short sell an S&P index fund. Several similar entries use different acronyms that could refer to different funds. But Peters' office would provide no further information when we called multiple times. "Scott has complied fully with his reporting requirements and supports this process for government transparency," his communications director, Taylor Lavendar, said in an email. "Voters will have the information they need to be confident he's acting in their best interest and in the best interest of the country."






★ # 8. SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT By FRANCINE BUBSY FOR " RUN WOMEN RUN "~ francinebusby@runwomenrun.org or call 760.807.0399*


JOIN US FOR THESE SPECIAL EVENTS: ★ International Women of Color Day Reception Mar. 1 International Women's Day with A Nobel Laureate, ★ Mar. 13 Boards & Commissions Workshop Sponsored , ★ Mar. 14 San Diego Women's Hall of Fame, ★ Mar. 16 St. ~francinebusby@runwomenrun.org or call 760.807.0399 ★ MARCH 17 Patrick's Day Party Fundraiser for Lorena Gonzalez, Mar. 17★ ★ MAY 9 Planned Parenthood 50th Anniversary, May 9 ★ ★ Candidate & Campaign Training Series, April 8, May 6, June 3, ★ July 1 ★ On the job with DA Bonnie Dumanis at the Family Justice Center Greetings! , Reach Higher! We invite you to take advantage of these many opportunities to meet outstanding women leaders. Their courage truly inspires us to reach higher to achieve our full potential These events will sell out.Please RSVP today to reserve your space. * ~ francinebusby@runwomenrun.org or call 760.807.0399

★★★ CANDIDATE & CAMPAIGN TRAINING ★★★ SERIES ★★★

***MONDAY APRIL 8 at 6:00 - 8:00 PM Candidate & Campaign Training At Hera Hub 9710 Scranton Rd. Ste. 16, San Diego CA Reserve your space for the series or individual sessions Realities of Running Evaluating Your Race - Overview Monday, April 8 6:00 - 8:00 PM

***MONDAY MAY 6 at :00 - 8:00 PM Nuts & Bolts Organizing your CampaignMonday, May 6

***Monday, June 3 at 6:00 - 8:00 PM Speaking & Messaging Developing your speeches, communications & media Monday, June 3

***JULY 1 at 6:00 - 8:00 PM All About Fundraising Making the "Ask" Filing & Finances Monday, July 1

Co-sponsored by San Diego County Democratic Presented by Francine Busby & a team of experts Series of 4 Workshops $100 Individual Sessions: $35

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★ # 9 ***THURSDAY MAY 9 at 5:30 PM Stand up with Planned Parenthood in support of women's reproductive health rights & justice 50th Anniversary Dinner *Where: Bay Front Hilton, San Diego Thursday, May 9, 2013 at 5:30 PM Contribution: $150 RSVP Add a note after your RSVP to join the RWR table.


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To RSVP by mail for any event ~ Please Make Your Check Payable to Run Women Run and Mail it to 1531 Grand Ave. Ste. D, San Marcos, CA 92078 For more information contact: francinebusby@runwomenrun.org or call 760.807.0399****************

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★ # 10. FRIDAY JUNE 7, 2013 8:00 - 9:00 AM On the job with District Attorney BONNIE DUMANIS at the San Diego Family Justice Center District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis Run Women Run invites you to meet our elected women "on the job" to learn more about the work that they do and how their perspective as a woman affects the policies that they make. This is a unique opportunity to visit the nationally acclaimed San Diego Family Justice Center where victims of domestic violence find the services and support they need in one efficient center. This was the first center of its kind in the nation and has become a model for other cities. Friday, June 7, 2013 8:00 - 9:00 AM*Where: San Diego Family Justice Center ,1122 Broadway, San Diego There is NO validated parking. There is no charge for this event ~ FREE ADMISSION Space is limited. Please RSVP ~ francinebusby@runwomenrun.org or call 760.807.0399



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★ # 11 (A). ★ ★ ★ SPECIAL MESSAGE: From MUCH BETTER CHOICES & THE PDA & DFA WORKING GROUP ★ ★ ★

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★ ★ ★ Back to our Rapid Response Roots The mayor needs our support as he gets attacted by the Hotel Industry! ★ ★ ★


Now that one of ours is in office, we can help him.


What's in this issue? The mayor is doing what is best for us Proactive Response needed! Show the mayor he has our support Let the City Council know we care (and are watching) Stand up for our Mayor Support our cause Got ideas, or need help?


Friend us and like us on Facebook and post videos and comments on your Facebook page.

The mayor is doing what is best for those of us who don't happen to own hotels
In the last days anbd back rooms of the Sanders administration The city of San Diego gave a sweetheart deal to the Hotel and tourism industry.


They got a gaurantee of a tax on the taxpayers and visitors of San Diego. The multi-million dollar proceeds of this tax do not go towards fixing potholes or anything else to benefit San Diego City or County residents.


They go directly into the pockets of the local hotel owners and the legal counsel to the Tourism board that happens to beon the board of directors of a major Republican PAC. This boils down to a case of public money being given to private corporate concerns.


Our Mayor knows a bad deal when he smells one. Bob Filner is holding up payments to the interested parties until a better deal can be negotiated.


In the meantime the hotel owners have sued the city. The county newspapers, who happen to be owned by a Hotel owner are criticizing the mayor as incompetent and a bully for the act of watching out for the rest of us.


Proactive, Rapid Response needed! Yes, I know that a Proactive response is an oxymoron, but we need to ignore that.


Please comment or email the editors of the local newspapers with something like:

If the sweetheart deal the city gave to the private hotel interests isn't bad enough, now we find some of the paid staff of the hotel district are major contributors to Republican campaigns and causes.


The paid legal counsel to the hotel district, who doesn't even live in San Diego, turns out to be on the board of directors of a Sacramento based Republican PAC. In other words public money (hotel taxes) which could be used to fix our streets and broken sewers goes to fund Republican candidates.


Go on-line to U-T's web site and comment on the many articles you are likely to see everyday on this issue and how bad the mayor is. Tweet this information our and put it on your FaceBook page Show the Mayor that you support him Send Mayor Filner at email at BobFilner@SanDiego.gov telling him something like...

Dear Mayor Filner:

I am writing to encourage you to stand firm against the hotel special interests. For far too long special interests have used our city to collect money for their private interests. The hotels should be ashamed that they insist that they are entitled to funds that should go to our city.
More outrageously, the hotels pushed through the council, a sweetheart deal to insure they get their payoff for another 40+ years. How dare they! It is time to rescind the 40 year deal and levy an honest tax that goes to repair our streets and sewers. Thank you for standing with the citizens of San Diego!


Let the City Council know you support the Mayor over the Hotel owners. Email the city council members with the same, or a very similar email as the one above that you sent to the mayor. For your own councilman, you might replace the last sentence with something like: As a citizen who voted for you, {or "who lives and votes in your district,"} I want to thank you for working in our best interest. I live in the county and not in the city, so I will end it with something like, "who is concerned about the city,..."


Dist. 1: SherriLightner@sandiego.gov

Dist. 2: KevinFaulconer@sandiego.gov

Dist. 3: ToddGloria@sandiego.gov

Dist. 4: Tony Young (Vacated) Dist. 5: MarkKersey@sandiego.gov.

Dist. 6: LorieZapf@sandiego.gov Dist. 7: ScottSherman@sandiego.gov

Dist. 8: DavidAlvarez@sandiego.gov Dist. 9: MartiEmerald@sandiego.gov


Stand up for the Mayor - Literally As always, if you have questions or suggestions you can contact us at info@muchbetterchoices.com


The 2013 Republicans Explained: The new session of Congress is in session and the 2013 Republicans are implementing their new policies for President Obama's new term.

This video describes what we can expect from them.

Please tweet the link (use hashtag #NEWGOP2013) and like it for your facebook page. youtu.be/YBDblM9UFyg For more details go to our website: www.muchbetterchoices.com (Cut and Paste into your browser if necessary.)


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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


ent failures http://t.co/5tf4Hkv1d...­.


★ Mayor Bob Filner ★ builds support for plan to add 6,000 jobs to Port of San Diego; ★reduce waterfront pollution http://t.co/AFRmHqgkA...­. ★

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INFO:

★ 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



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