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The San Diego Democracy for America Meetup Group Message Board › ★ DON'T MISS EVENTS ★ WHAT'S NEW ★ CALENDAR OF EVENTS > MAY 1. 2013 thru

★ DON'T MISS EVENTS ★ WHAT'S NEW ★ CALENDAR OF EVENTS > MAY 1. 2013 thru SEPTEMBER 2013 etc.... ★ MORE ANNOUNCEMENTS & INFO >>> OH! >>> ★ ★ ★ #1. ★ ★ ★ MAY 4, 2013 Starts at 6:00PM RECEPTION - 7:00PM DINNER - 8:30PM " The San Diego County Demo

Carol C.
cchangus
Group Organizer
San Diego, CA
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★ ★ ★ # 1. ★ ★ ★ SAT MAY 4 at 9:00AM Support Lorena and Myrtle! We'll serve snacks and lunch for all our volunteers, so bring your walking shoes and your appetite! We knew it was coming, but we didn't know it would be this ugly.  Now that ballots are out in our special elections, the anti-union attacks from the far right are coming fast and furious -- and it's up to us to fight back.  Special interest money is pouring in, and they're attacking Lorena for being a union leader and smearing Myrtle Cole with outright lies about her record. Tomorrow is our chance to stand up against the attacks and support two of our own in tough elections. Will you be with us?:   Precinct Walk To Support Lorena Gonzalez and Myrtle Cole Saturday, May 4 9 a.m. Where:  South Bay Machinist Hall 590 Park Way Chula Vista, CA  91910 Thank you to all that have joined us at our precinct walks thus far, with your help we have been getting the word out about Lorena and how she will bring positive change to the 80th Assembly District. But there is much work left to do, we need to reach the maximum number of voters possible to let them know about Lorena, because once they know about the two candidates, the choice becomes crystal clear.  So please, join us and walk a precinct or two, your help is needed and greatly appreciated!  Machinist Hall 590 Park Way Chula Vista, CA 91910  RSVP to Albert Velasquez (619) 778-3626 or albert515@me.com

★ ★ ★ # 2. ★ ★ ★  MAY 4, 2013 " The San Diego County Democratic Party’s 33RD ANNUAL ROOSEVELT DINNER "  BIGGEST SDCDP DEMOCRATIC FUNDRAISER OF THE YEAR!!! Starts at 6:00PM RECEPTION - 7:00PM DINNER - 8:30PM 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, Where: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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★ ★ ★ SUNDAY MAY 5 - " CINCO DE MAYO " ★ ★ ★
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★ ★ ★ # 3. ★ ★ ★ SUN MAY 5 at 10AM -2PM Backyard and other gardeners: "The Food Security Project Team of Women Occupy San Diego will have a booth at the Sobre Ruedas market at 30th Street and Imperial Avenue on Sunday, May 5, 2013, from 10 to 2."We will be selling fresh produce. That's where YOU come in! If you have any produce from your garden that you want to donate to us, we will be extremely grateful. It will go to the members of community at a minimal price. Please notify Christina Imhoof at cimhoof@msn.com about what you will donate - we have at least two drop-off places for Saturday, May 4. "To supplement your produce, we will purchase produce at the wholesale market and sell it at cost. The money we earn by selling it will all go to Sobre Ruedas, after we get our expenses back."I would be happy to gather from you and deliver to my Women Occupy SD sisters -- just let me know! THANK YOU for your consideration, 858/945-6273
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★ ★ ★ # 4. ★ ★ ★ SUN MAY 5  " Carlsbad Village Faire on Sunday, May 5. " Democratic Club of C’bad-O’Side , Special Events Chair, Vince Loughney, will be signing up volunteers to work in DEMCCO’s booth at the Carlsbad Village Faire on Sunday, May 5. Please think about helping out.   You don’t need to be a member.  This is always a day of high energy and fun, and a chance to really get to know some of the more involved and enthusiastic Democrats in the area.


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★ ★ ★ # 5. ★ ★ ★ TUES MAY  7 at NEW GREEN LEADERS: MAYOR BOB FINLER is Joining Green Experts Academy to talk about the future of renewables in San Diego! San Diego County SUPERVISOR DAVE ROBERTS & San Diego Unified School District Board PRESIDENT KEVIN BEISER & many SPECIAL GUESTS: Senior German Solar Executive, PETER VOGEL, to speak at Professional Development Night at GREEN EXPERTS ACADEMY" Can you join me and these New Green Leaders on May 7th? Subject: Can you join me and these New Green Leaders on May 7th? Dear Colleagues,  Please join me and New Green Leaders Supervisor Dave Roberts, San Diego Unified School District Kevin Beiser and others for a professional development night at Green Experts Academy, San Diego. Featuring a very special guest and senior German solar executive, PETER VOGEL, Wirsol Solar, who will discuss the keys and economic benefits of the German solar miracle, and how we can apply these policies in San Diego and CA. Hosted by Cricket Communications, Inc. Learn more and register at http://sdgreenleaders...­ I hope you can join us. Buffet included in this very affordable forum.  Very Best Regards, Kathleen Connell (Reply-To: "Kathleen Connell, M.A." <kconnell@thecwgroup.com­> ) INFO: http://www.linkedin.c...­ REPLY TO: http://www.linkedin.com/msgToConns?displayReply=&itemID=I531408775_16­ INFO: displayMBoxItem=&itemID=I53140­8775_16&trk=&akey=VzgyJ4JyVVYjCb­7YtQe3iplKCJW5_8c&hkey=lMBJ&ut=3­U2L1Wt949zRI1



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★ ★ ★ # 6. ★ ★ ★ 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...­[/url]... *Where: Hilton San Diego Bayfront One Park Boulevard, San Diego, CA 92101 Register at: http://www.ppaction.o...­[/url]...




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★ ★ ★ # 7. ★ ★ ★ ★★★ IMPORTANT ★★★ 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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WED MAY 15 at  11:00am  "  Register New Citizens ", 11:00am – 1:30pm Where: Golden Hall, 202 C Street, Downtown San Diego 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! Civic Center Plaza - just outside Golden Hall downtown.  Contact: sdvoter@gmail.com

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May 19 - Dr Alan Gin, Associate Professor of Economics USD, Speaking on San Diego’s Economy 2013 As San Diego prepares for the impact of sequestration cuts will the recent upturn in construction, the overall improvement in California’s budget, and the growth in local technology companies be enough to see job increases and an improved outlook in San Diego county for 2013?  As Europeans continue to suffer the consequences of austerity measures and their trade with the U.S. stagnates, will Obama’s renewed focus on ties with Asia help Californians? Or will the trade deals such as the Trans-Pacific Partnership be another NAFTA that facilitates the moving of jobs to Asian labor markets?  Alan Gin is the author of USD’s Index of Leading Economic Indicators and a frequent contributor to local media on items of economic interest. He is an Associate Professor of Economics at the University of San Diego.   For additional info call Susan Peinado at (619) 800-5098 or pldprez@gmail.com Website: http://peninsulademoc...­



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★ ★ ★ # 8. ★ ★ ★ FRI MAY 19 at 12:00/NOON to 3:00PM Special Invitation: Our Radio Launch Party at Maness Vineyards  in Jumal. You're cordially invited to join in celebrating!  East County Magazine's new prime-time show on KNSJ-FM!   Radio Show Launch Party Where:t Maness Vineyards   beautiful hilltop estate   3044 Colina Verde Lane, Jamul   May 19, 2013  12-3 p.m. Meet our producer & show hosts (including Greg Maness, host of "Vines & Wines", News Director Miriam Raftery and our reporting team)     Share your stories and tell us what you'd like to hear on the radio!   Savor wine tasting at Greg's beautiful vineyard estate in Jamul. Taste delicious foods catered by the new Jamul Restaurant. Enjoy live music by San Diego Performance Academy Stroll through orchards, grapevines, farm, & wine cellar/tasting room  Support community reporting & wildfire alerts on the radio  Win drawing prizes or bid on silent auction items & Prizes include:    Viejas Vacation (Stay at the fabulous new resort hotel, dine at the Grove Steakhouse, and enjoy a shopping spree at Viejas Outlets Center) One-week stay at Camp Oliver, a mountain retreat for kids in Descanso  Maness Vineyards gift basket: tour, winds and jacket  San Diego Zoo passes   Mary Kay gift basket San Pasqual wines    Wildlife art by  acclaimed artist Gloria Chadwick   Music lessons from San Diego Performance Academy Tickets to our Western Barbecue in Descanso  ...and More! (Additional prize donations welcome!)   $25 per person, $45/couple  (earlybird rates before May 12) After May 12:  $30 per person/$55/couple)  Editor's Club Members: $20 (Join our Editor's Club by making a sustaining pledge of $10/month  to receive special rates and benefits in appreciation to our donors)   SPACE IS LIMITED!   PLEASE RSVP: (619)698-7617 or editor@eastcountymagazine.org   Proceeds benefit our non-profit community media including East County Magazine, East County Magazine Live! Radio Show, and the Viejas Wildfire & Emergency Alerts.  DID YOU KNOW?  Our news website averages 5 million hits and 150,000 visitors each month   East County Magazine has won 45 journalism awards in our first 5 years.   We represent your interests - not special interests!   We rely on our community to sustain our independent media reporting, and our wildfire and emergency alert service.   We are nonprofit and nonpartisan.     All of our services are free to the community.    East County Magazine is a division of the 501c3 nonprofit Heartland Coalition.   We thank you for your support! Miriam Raftery, Editor Mark Hanson, Publisher East County Magazine www.EastCountyMagazine.org SPACE IS LIMITED!   PLEASE RSVP: (619)698-7617 or editor@eastcountymagazine.org

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★ ★ ★ # 8. ★ ★ ★ 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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OH! >>>  1. ★ ★ ★ 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! ★


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★ ★ ★" VOICES OF WOMEN - VOW " ★ EVENTS TO COME IN ★: A Supporters' salon about women and girls as "leaders" featuring VOW's Board Director Debbie Martinez. June 19: VOW & Mo'olelo event. August: VOW will collaborate with Moxie Theatre to stage a reading of Seven (a play about seven global women written by seven female playwrights). October 24: VOW's 5th Annual Beyond Borders Benefit when we will honor the Cesar Chavez Service Clubs. November 8: Five Rings Financial will stage a 2nd Expo to benefit VOW.    email: info@voicesofwomen.org phone: 858-642-6771 web: http://www.voicesofwo...­


2. Victory! Walmart Responds to National Day of Action ★ Last week, hundreds of Walmart workers in 200 stores stood up to demand that Walmart honor its public commitment to be more consistent, transparent, and fair in scheduling shifts and hours for workers. And more than 10,000 Making Change at Walmart supporters like you stood up with them. Thank you.  And guess what? You made a difference. Walmart announced that they would keep their public commitment to allow part time workers to transition to full time and create more transparency in scheduling in more stores by July and all 4,000 stores by October.  For a worker like Rose Campbell, consistently being able to schedule more hours could finally allow her to know she can both put food on the table and pay some rent. We've still got a long way to go, but it's a huge improvement.  Here are a couple of awesome pictures from last week's events:   Workers and supporters take action in California.    Community supporters at a Phoenix action.  Now, this fight is very far from over. Walmart doesn't just need to be consistent and transparent -- they need to pay their workers a living wage, and treat them with the respect they deserve.  And we'll be in touch very soon with more about how we can all work to make that a reality -- but, for now, thank you.  http://makingchangeat...­ Thanks, Silvia

3. ★  ★  ★ How do you like the sound of this: Madam President? ★ ★ ★ EMILY’s List members are dedicated to electing Democratic women to office – and today, we’re launching our own campaign to build support to elect the first ‘Madam President.’ Sign your name to say you support electing the first ‘Madam President’ in 2016. With the support of millions of members across the country, EMILY’s List has helped elect 101 pro-choice Democratic women members of Congress, 19 senators, 10 governors, and hundreds of women to state and local office.  Women have made great strides, and now it’s time to break through that glass ceiling – the one with 18 million cracks. Americans are ready to elect a woman to the White House. EMILY's List polling shows:  90% of Americans would consider voting for a woman president 86% say the country is ready to elect a woman president, and 75% believe that a woman president would be a good thing for this country. This isn’t a one-day campaign. EMILY’s List is in this one for the long haul, pushing for women to run for President of the United States, secure the nomination and win on Election Day.  Spread the word that the United States is ready to elect a woman president. Join the Madam President Campaign today!  I look forward to working together on this exciting new project in the weeks and months ahead.  Stephanie Schriock President, EMILY’s List .


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*** SAT MAY 4 at 9:00AM Support Lorena and Myrtle We'll serve snacks and lunch for all our volunteers, so bring your walking shoes and your appetite! We knew it was coming, but we didn't know it would be this ugly.  Now that ballots are out in our special elections, the anti-union attacks from the far right are coming fast and furious -- and it's up to us to fight back.  Special interest money is pouring in, and they're attacking Lorena for being a union leader and smearing Myrtle Cole with outright lies about her record. Tomorrow is our chance to stand up against the attacks and support two of our own in tough elections. Will you be with us?:   Precinct Walk To Support Lorena Gonzalez and Myrtle Cole Saturday, May 4 9 a.m. Where:  South Bay Machinist Hall 590 Park Way Chula Vista, CA  91910



Thank you to all that have joined us at our precinct walks thus far, with your help we have been getting the word out about Lorena and how she will bring positive change to the 80th Assembly District. But there is much work left to do, we need to reach the maximum number of voters possible to let them know about Lorena, because once they know about the two candidates, the choice becomes crystal clear.  So please, join us and walk a precinct or two, your help is needed and greatly appreciated!  Machinist Hall 590 Park Way Chula Vista, CA 91910  RSVP to Albert Velasquez (619) 778-3626 or albert515@me.com

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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...­[/url] 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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***SUN MAY 5 at 10AM -2PM Backyard and other gardeners: "The Food Security Project Team of Women Occupy San Diego will have a booth at the Sobre Ruedas market at 30th Street and Imperial Avenue on Sunday, May 5, 2013, from 10 to 2."We will be selling fresh produce. That's where YOU come in! If you have any produce from your garden that you want to donate to us, we will be extremely grateful. It will go to the members of community at a minimal price. Please notify Christina Imhoof at cimhoof@msn.com about what you will donate - we have at least two drop-off places for Saturday, May 4. "To supplement your produce, we will purchase produce at the wholesale market and sell it at cost. The money we earn by selling it will all go to Sobre Ruedas, after we get our expenses back."I would be happy to gather from you and deliver to my Women Occupy SD sisters -- just let me know! THANK YOU for your consideration. Where: Booth at the Sobre Ruedas market at 30th Street and Imperial. Tel: 858/945-6273


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***SUN MAY 5  " Carlsbad Village Faire on Sunday, May 5. " Democratic Club of C’bad-O’Side , Special Events Chair, Vince Loughney, will be signing up volunteers to work in DEMCCO’s booth at the Carlsbad Village Faire on Sunday, May 5. Please think about helping out.   You don’t need to be a member.  This is always a day of high energy and fun, and a chance to really get to know some of the more involved and enthusiastic Democrats in the area.

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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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*** TUES MAY  7 at NEW GREEN LEADERS: SAN DIEGO MAYOR BOB FILNER WILL BE JOINING US San Diego County SUPERVISOR DAVE ROBERTS & San Diego Unified School District Board PRESIDENT KEVIN BEISER & many SPECIAL GUESTS: Senior German Solar Executive, PETER VOGEL, to speak at Professional Development Night at GREEN EXPERTS ACADEMY" Can you join me and these New Green Leaders on May 7th? Subject: Can you join me and these New Green Leaders on May 7th? Dear Colleagues,  Please join me and New Green Leaders Supervisor Dave Roberts, San Diego Unified School District Kevin Beiser and others for a professional development night at Green Experts Academy, San Diego. Featuring a very special guest and senior German solar executive, PETER VOGEL, Wirsol Solar, who will discuss the keys and economic benefits of the German solar miracle, and how we can apply these policies in San Diego and CA. Hosted by Cricket Communications, Inc. Learn more and register at http://sdgreenleaders...­ I hope you can join us. Buffet included in this very affordable forum.  Very Best Regards, Kathleen Connell (Reply-To: "Kathleen Connell, M.A." <kconnell@thecwgroup.com­> ) INFO: http://www.linkedin.c...­ REPLY TO: http://www.linkedin.com/msgToConns?displayReply=&itemID=I531408775_16­ INFO: displayMBoxItem=&itemID=I53140­8775_16&trk=&akey=VzgyJ4JyVVYjCb­7YtQe3iplKCJW5_8c&hkey=lMBJ&ut=3­U2L1Wt949zRI1

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***WED MAY 9 at 6:00pm – 8:30pm " CHICANO DEMOCRATIC ASSOCIATION MEETING " Chicano Democratic Association Meeting Monthly " on the second Wednesday of each month.   norma559@gmail.com* *  Where: Malcolm X Library, 5148 Market St, San Diego, 92114 map C Business meeting of the Chicano Democratic Association.  Contact: newscda@gmail.com________________­______________________


*** 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...­[/url]... *Where: Hilton San Diego Bayfront One Park Boulevard, San Diego, CA 92101 Register at: http://www.ppaction.o...­[/url]...

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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 ★ ★ ★ _________________________________­_____



*** SAT MAY 11 at 12pm – " MLKing Jr. Club  - MATTIN LUTHER KING, JR.  DEMOCRATIC CLUB  " Monthly meeting Contact: sdbeachwalker@gmail.com* Where: Malcolm X Library, 5148 Market St, San Diego, 92114 map Website: www.mlking.sddem.org Contact: martinlutherkingdemocraticclub@gmail.com­
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***SAT MAY 11 Begins at  9AMto 3PM   Tijuana Maquiladora Tour: May 11 (English) Tijuana Maquiladora Tour Come to learn about Tijuana communities and workers' conditions and struggles! Saturday, May 11, 9 am to 3 pm : From: Fred Lonidier <flonidier@ucsd.edu

Important Notice: ·         Citizens returning from Mexico should present an U.S. passport. (Otherwise, they need an official ID, birth certificate, and waiting in line when returning to the U.S. for a period of time to be decided by the border gate officer.) More information: the U.S. State Dept. web site: http://travel.state.gov/travel/cis_pa_tw/tw/tw_5815.html­. ·

All tour participants must read the US travel alert to Mexico and sign the tour waiver. Please read the attached file.  Schedule (There may be slight variations from tour to tour.) ·      9:00 am sharp- San Ysidro/Tijuana border-bus station. We will walk together to cross the border gate and travel to our locations in Tijuana using chartered buses for transportation. ·      9:15 am- The crosses at the border: More than 7,000 immigrants have died trying to cross the border since 1994, when NAFTA was imposed. ·      9:30 am- Otay Industrial Park, Sanyo and other maquiladoras: workers' labor conditions, labor rights and struggles   NOTE: We will visit the Tijuana industrial area but won't enter any factory. ·      11:15 am- Rio Alamar, or how maquiladoras, distorted urban development and wild industrialization define Tijuana ·      12:00 pm- Foxconn: the largest maquiladora in both Tijuana and the world ·      12:45 pm- Lunch ·      1:15 pm:- Group dialogue about the experience; time for questions and comments ·      2:00 pm- Working women in Tijuana are organizing artisan cooperatives and promoting an alternative economy. They will bring their handcrafts to the tour. To learn in advance about these cooperatives, please go to: ollincallicm.blogspot.com­ ·      3:00 pm- Return to the bus station

Donations   ·      $30 regular, $20 students, $ 50 solidarity ·      Donations cover the bus, lunch, and a donation to the workers' organizations. ·      For tour registration go here: sdmaquila.org Sponsored by Colectivo Ollin Calli Tijuana, San Diego Maquiladora Workers' Solidarity Network and Coalition for Justice in the Maquiladoras  -- Alllists   Tijuana Maquiladora Tour: May 11 (English)   http://sdmaquila.org/­ Begin forwarded message:  From: Fred Lonidier <flonidier@ucsd.edu>­ Date: April 20, 2013 11:23:08 AM PDT To: Recipient List Suppressed:; Subject: Tijuana Maquiladora Tour: May 11 (English)   Tijuana Maquiladora Tour Come to learn about Tijuana communities and workers' conditions and struggles! Saturday, May 11, 9 am to 3 pm  Important Notice: ·         Citizens returning from Mexico should present an U.S. passport. (Otherwise, they need an official ID, birth certificate, and waiting in line when returning to the U.S. for a period of time to be decided by the border gate officer.) More information: the U.S. State Dept. web site: http://travel.state.gov/travel/cis_pa_tw/tw/tw_5815.html­.

· All tour participants must read the US travel alert to Mexico and sign the tour waiver. Please read the attached file.  Schedule (There may be slight variations from tour to tour.) ·

9:00 am sharp- San Ysidro/Tijuana border-bus station. We will walk together to cross the border gate and travel to our locations in Tijuana using chartered buses for transportation. ·      9:15 am- The crosses at the border: More than 7,000 immigrants have died trying to cross the border since 1994, when NAFTA was imposed. ·      9:30 am- Otay Industrial Park, Sanyo and other maquiladoras: workers' labor conditions, labor rights and struggles   NOTE: We will visit the Tijuana industrial area but won't enter any factory. ·      11:15 am- Rio Alamar, or how maquiladoras, distorted urban development and wild industrialization define Tijuana ·      12:00 pm- Foxconn: the largest maquiladora in both Tijuana and the world ·      12:45 pm- Lunch ·      1:15 pm:- Group dialogue about the experience; time for questions and comments ·      2:00 pm- Working women in Tijuana are organizing artisan cooperatives and promoting an alternative economy. They will bring their handcrafts to the tour. To learn in advance about these cooperatives, please go to: ollincallicm.blogspot.com­ ·      3:00 pm- Return to the bus station   Donations   ·      $30 regular, $20 students, $ 50 solidarity ·

Donations cover the bus, lunch, and a donation to the workers' organizations. ·      For tour registration go here: sdmaquila.org Sponsored by Colectivo Ollin Calli Tijuana, San Diego Maquiladora Workers' Solidarity Network and Coalition for Justice in the Maquiladoras  -- Alllists

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***TUES MAY 13 at 7-9PM NEW " CLAIREMONT DEMOCRATIC CLUB " 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.org/­



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***FRI MAY 19 at 12:00/NOON to 3:00PM Special Invitation: Our Radio Launch Party at Maness Vineyards You're cordially invited to join in celebrating East County Magazine's new prime-time show on KNSJ-FM!   Radio Show Launch Party at Maness Vineyards  in a beautiful hilltop estate,   3044 Colina Verde Lane, Jamul   May 19, 2013  12-3 p.m.  Meet our producer & show hosts (including Greg Maness, host of "Vines & Wines", News Director Miriam Raftery and our reporting team)     Share your stories and tell us what you'd like to hear on the radio!   Savor wine tasting at Greg's beautiful vineyard estate in Jamul.  Taste delicious foods catered by the new Jamul Restaurant.    Enjoy live music by San Diego Performance Academy    Stroll through orchards, grapevines, farm, & wine cellar/tasting room  Support community reporting & wildfire alerts on the radio  Win drawing prizes or bid on silent auction items !                Prizes include:    Viejas Vacation (Stay at the fabulous new resort hotel, dine at the Grove Steakhouse, and enjoy a shopping spree at Viejas Outlets Center) One-week stay at Camp Oliver, a mountain retreat for kids in Descanso  Maness Vineyards gift basket: tour, winds and jacket  San Diego Zoo passes   Mary Kay gift basket San Pasqual wines    Wildlife art by  acclaimed artist Gloria Chadwick   Music lessons from San Diego Performance Academy Tickets to our Western Barbecue in Descanso  ...and More! (Additional prize donations welcome!)     $25 per person, $45/couple  (earlybird rates before May 12) After May 12:  $30 per person/$55/couple)  Editor's Club Members: $20 (Join our Editor's Club by making a sustaining pledge of $10/month  to receive special rates and benefits in appreciation to our donors)       SPACE IS LIMITED!   PLEASE RSVP: (619)698-7617 or editor@eastcountymagazine.org   Proceeds benefit our non-profit community media including East County Magazine, East County Magazine Live! Radio Show, and the Viejas Wildfire & Emergency Alerts.     DID YOU KNOW?     Our news website averages 5 million hits and 150,000 visitors each month   East County Magazine has won 45 journalism awards in our first 5 years   We represent your interests - not special interests!   We rely on our community to sustain our independent media reporting    and our wildfire and emergency alert service.   We are nonprofit and nonpartisan.     All of our services are free to the community.    East County Magazine is a division of the 501c3 nonprofit Heartland Coalition.   We thank you for your support!             Miriam Raftery, Editor Mark Hanson, Publisher East County Magazine www.EastCountyMagazine.org SPACE IS LIMITED!   PLEASE RSVP: (619)698-7617 or editor@eastcountymagazine.org
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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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***SAT MAY 25 at 11:30AM to 1:30PM "SAN DIEGO  GREEN PARTY  MEETING " Come, meet and get involved with the Green Party and the community!Where: Held at Joyce Beers Community Center, Vermont Street, north of University in Hillcrest, near Trader Joe's. _____________________________________­___
***SUN MAY 26 at 3:30pm – 5:30pm " POINT LOMA DEMOCRATIC CLUB " Contact: pldcprez@gmail.com Website: http://peninsulademoc...­[/url]... *Where: Point Loma Assembly, 3035 Talbot St, San Diego, CA 92106  Pt. Loma Club Meeting When Sun, May 19, 4:00pm – 5:30pm Dr Alan Gin, Associate Professor of Economics USD, Speaking on San Diego’s Economy 2013 As San Diego prepares for the impact of sequestration cuts will the recent upturn in construction, the overall improvement in California’s budget, and the growth in local technology companies be enough to see job increases and an improved outlook in San Diego county for 2013?  As Europeans continue to suffer the consequences of austerity measures and their trade with the U.S. stagnates, will Obama’s renewed focus on ties with Asia help Californians? Or will the trade deals such as the Trans-Pacific Partnership be another NAFTA that facilitates the moving of jobs to Asian labor markets?  Alan Gin is the author of USD’s Index of Leading Economic Indicators and a frequent contributor to local media on items of economic interest. He is an Associate Professor of Economics at the University of San Diego.   For additional info call Susan Peinado at (619) 800-5098 or pldprez@gmail.com Website: http://peninsulademoc...­ Point Loma Assembly, 3035 Talbot St, San


>>> OH! >>>  ★ ★ ★ #1. ★ ★ ★  MAY 4, 2013  Starts at 6:00PM RECEPTION - 7:00PM DINNER - 8:30PM  " The San Diego County Democratic Party’s 33RD ANNUAL ROOSEVELT DINNER - BIGGEST SDCDP DEMOCRATIC FUNDRAISER OF THE YEAR!!! S " It's "blue!" *WHERE: Hilton San Diego Resort 1775 E. Mission Bay Dr., San Diego (92109)

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THURSDAY MAY 30 at 7:00PM - 11:00PM " SAN DIEGO HER HRC MASQUERADE PARtY " Join us for our annual Her HRC event at Gossip Grill. Dj Dida will be spinning. We'll have drink specials all night long, a raffle with your favorite giveaways and date auction with the opportunity to win a date and limo ride.  Attire: Masks encouraged!  Her HRC events are open to all, regardless of gender identity or history.  Tickets to Her HRC events include annual HRC membership and support the work of HRC and the HRC Foundation.  Share on Facebook or Twitter. Return to Calendar TICKETS: http://action.hrc.org...­ Save the date for Her HRC Masquerade in San Diego!  Tickets: General Admission Tickets - $10 VIP Tickets - $25 General admission: Includes entrance, drink specials and raffle ticket. VIP admission: Includes entrance, drink specials, raffle ticket and access to VIP area. VIP area includes a separate host bar with Castle Rock wines and Three Olives Marilyn Monroe Vodka specials.   Join us for our annual Her HRC event at Gossip Grill. Dj Dida will be spinning. We'll have drink specials all night long, a raffle with your favorite giveaways and date auction with the opportunity to win a date and limo ride. Attire: Masks encouraged! Her HRC events are open to all, regardless of gender identity or history. Tickets to Her HRC events include annual HRC membership and support the work of HRC and the HRC Foundation. http://action.hrc.org...­ * Where: J Gossip Grill, 1440 University Ave,  San Diego, CA 92103 ***


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***THUR MAY 30 at 4 pm " MEDI-CAL & MEDICARE & HMO'S SOLO PARA PACLENTES CON MEDI-CAL & MEDICARE &  HMO's  " en este taller aprenderán a entender cuales son sus opciones de acuerdo a las decisiones que tomen, y eviten ser penalizados, además de minimizar o totalmente deshacerse de co-pagos de medicamentos ya sea genéricos o de marca. Esto es para que tomen una decisión informada. Lugar: Where: The Center (GLTB), 3909 Centre St., San Diego, CA 92103. Para Reservaciones, llame o mande un texto con el nombre de cada persona que asistirá al 619.203.5125 Por correo electrónico (e-mail), escriba al rsmoa@sbcglobal.net.




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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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*** THURSDAY THRU SUNDAY 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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***  FRIDAY JUNE 21 At 6PM SAVE THE DATE! Friday, June 21 at 6pm 6th Annual WINE, CHEESE AND CHOCOLATE FESTIVAL Tickets go on sale online MAY 1 NEW LOCATION: Liberty Station       Nakamura Family 1920 NOW ON EXHIBIT "They Did It All:  Women of the Issei Generation"   An exhibit in partnership with the Japanese American Historical Society of San Diego.   How and why did these "Issei" women came to America,   1910 Mamiya family in their barbershop  adapt to Western culture, and become leaders in their community.   The effect of Pearl Harbor in 1941and the subsequent removal of all Japanese to internment camps in 1942 is covered with a special focus on the impact on the women of the community.  Exhibition runs through June 2, 2013 Gallery hours: Wed thru Sun  noon to 4pm Tours by appointment online   Where: We are located at 2730 Historic Decatur Road, Suite 103, Barracks 16, San Diego 92106 Part of San Diego's newest "arts and culture zone" at NTC Liberty Station. For more info: 619 233-7963 or email at info@womensmuseumca.org­ Web: womensmuseumca.org

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***   TUESDAY & WEDNESDAY,  JUNE  25 & JUNE 26   " WORLD BANK PRESIDENT to ADDRESS CONFERENCE " in Washington, D.C. PROGRAM UPDATE World Bank President to Address Afternoon Symposium Featuring DR. JO}OIJim Yong Kim President, World Bank Dr. Kim will address the changing face of development assistance and how to end extreme poverty by 2030. Register now »  Network with Senior Administration Officials. The USGLC's annual conference draws the top decision makers in Washington to talk foreign policy and America's leadership in the world.  Learn more » Special Programming for Veterans  Are you a veteran? Join your fellow Veterans for Smart Power and bring your unique voice to the national security debate. To REGISTER go to : http://www.usglc.org/...­









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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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INFO:
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://democracyconvention.org/democracy-convention-2013-registration­ 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...­[/url] 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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★ # 1. Check out upcoming Democratic events in your area and add your own!http://t.co/NOPpTIy2J...­.



" MONEY OUT ~ VOTERS IN! " A People’s Movement To mark the Third Anniversary of Citizens United this January, citizens will be planning events throughout the nation Visit DemocracyIsForPeople.org to learn more.
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# 1. Breaking: More Media Consolidation? Sanders Raises Questions on FCC Nominee  Share This   May 1, 2013 BURLINGTON, Vt., May 1  – U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) today issued the following statement after President Barack Obama nominated telecommunications industry lobbyist Tom Wheeler to head the Federal Communications Commission: “The appointment of a chairman of the Federal Communications Commission is a matter of enormous consequence. Before the Senate votes on Mr. Wheeler’s confirmation, the American people deserve to know where he stands on one of the most important issues facing our nation: the fact that more and more of our media are owned and controlled by fewer and fewer multi-national media conglomerates. Will Mr. Wheeler support that dangerous trend or will he oppose it? “In 1983, the American media was dominated by 50 companies. Today, media ownership is overwhelmingly concentrated in just six corporations: Comcast, Disney, Time Warner, News Corp., Viacom and CBS. In a move that would make a bad situation worse, the FCC is considering whether to allow even more consolidation. Under the latest proposal, one corporation in the top 20 media markets could own a major newspaper, two television stations, up to eight radio stations and provide Internet service. I agree with the overwhelming majority of Americans who oppose more media consolidation because it would result in less local control, fewer outlets offering differing viewpoints and less ownership diversity. “I also am troubled that President Obama would appoint the former head of two major industry lobbying associations to regulate the industry. The head of the FCC should be looking out first and foremost for the public interest and may have to stand up to some of our nation's biggest media and telecom companies. “I look forward to hearing from Mr. Wheeler regarding his views on media consolidation and other important issues that will come before the commission.”

We Won!   Begin forwarded message:  From: UNITE HERE Date: May 1, 2013 5:24:13 PM PDT To: cchangus@san.rr.com Subject: We Won! Reply-To: news@unitehere.org    Dear friends, Our hearts are filled with joy as we bring you this news. The dining hall workers of Pomona College voted YES to having a union! We’ve dreamt of this day for three years. Now, we will officially join twenty-thousand of our brothers and sisters in UNITE HERE Local 11, who have stood by us as we’ve fought to make our dreams a reality. Words cannot express the pride and power we feel at this moment.   As my coworkers and I cast our ballots yesterday, we knew that this vote was about more than just joining a union. It was about standing up for our rights. We said yes to our right to work with dignity and respect. We said yes to our right to have a voice at work. We said yes, we do have the courage to assert these rights. It was not an easy thing to do.  For three years, we've fought what sometimes felt like an uphill battle. Now, we've overcome all of those obstacles by saying yes.  We could not have done it without you. The support of hundreds of students, faculty members, community allies and our union brothers and sisters was invaluable. My coworkers and I knew that you believed in us, and that support gave us the strength to stand up and say yes. Thank you.    We have won a huge victory, but our fight is not completely over. We expect the college to abide by our decision, and to not delay in negotiating a union contract with us. We know we can count on you to back us up. Today, we returned to work with our heads held high. And we're ready to do what it takes to win a good contract  In solidarity,  Benny Avina, Catering Chef at Pomona College for 27 years

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★ # 2.  Hi,   California can strike a blow against Citizens United by passing the California DISCLOSE Act, a bill that would shine a bright light on the shadowy interests who depend on secrecy to influence elections.   The California DISCLOSE Act (Senate Bill 52, Leno-Hill), sponsored by the California Clean Money Campaign and endorsed by Progressives United, local MoveOn.org counsels, and over 100 other organizations, would mandate clear and prominent disclosure of who is behind political TV, radio, print, and mass mailer ads -- on the ads themselves. SB 52 will stop special interests from hiding behind fake committee names by requiring ads to show their actual original contributors.   Giant corporate interests are trying to kill SB 52. Join the California Clean Money Campaign and Progressives United by signing our petition to urge state legislators to pass the California DISCLOSE Act today.    That's why I signed a petition to The California State House and The California State Senate, which says:  "California State Senators and Assemblymembers: Vote Yes on the California DISCLOSE Act, SB 52."   Will you sign the petition too? Click here to add your name:   http://signon.org/sig...­   Thanks!

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

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...­[/url] 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


UPDATE:

From: Mike Monetta <mike@wolf-pac.com

Subject: Re: Big news in California! It's time for the next step...

UPDATE: Thanks for stepping up and making those calls guys! I would encourage everyone to continue to call as many as possible. You can ABSOLUTELY call legislators outside of your district, simply say "I am a California citizen and I really hope that Rep/Senator ....  will support AJR 1. It's a very important step towards getting Free and Fair Elections in America and I want California to be a leader on this."

And make sure to note that you called on the California Google Doc (or just email me and tell me you called)
Let's make sure that every Assemblymen in California has been called at least once about AJR1.
Thanks guys, -Mike


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TELL OBAMA:  TO PUT A CAP ON IT ! STUDENT LOAN RATES SHARE THE MOVEMENT If you thought student loan debt couldn't get any scarier, you were wrong.  Student loan interest rates are set to double — and President Obama’s “fix” for the problem is a dangerous new plan that ties our student loan interest rates to a volatile market rate without a cap. That means that when the market rate soars, our interest rates will as well.   Tell Obama we need a cap on student loan interest rates!  President Obama’s plan could send our student loan interest rates soaring and we don’t have much time to stop it. With the student loan interest rates set to double this July, we have little time to get our message across to the president.  Tell Obama that his plan should include a cap for student loan interest rates!  Last year, millions of Americans told Congress we could not afford higher interest rates, and Congress listened. We’ve won this fight before and we can do it again. If we make enough noise, the president will hear us.  Going to college shouldn’t mean taking on a lifetime of crushing student loan payments with unpredictable interest rates. Now is the time to take action.  In solidarity,  Iris Maria          Find Us Online:          © 2013 iamnotaloan.org



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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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I hope you have (or take) the day off and I hope you get to join in one of the May Day celebrations near you.
★ #7. The Brief Origins of May Day ★ # 7.

By Eric Chase - 1993.


Most people living in the United States know little about the International Workers' Day of May Day. For many others there is an assumption that it is a holiday celebrated in state communist countries like Cuba or the former Soviet Union. Most Americans don't realize that May Day has its origins here in this country and is as "American" as baseball and apple pie, and stemmed from the pre-Christian holiday of Beltane, a celebration of rebirth and fertility.

In the late nineteenth century, the working class was in constant struggle to gain the 8-hour work day. Working conditions were severe and it was quite common to work 10 to 16 hour days in unsafe conditions. Death and injury were commonplace at many work places and inspired such books as Upton Sinclair's The Jungle and Jack London's The Iron Heel. As early as the 1860's, working people agitated to shorten the workday without a cut in pay, but it wasn't until the late 1880's that organized labor was able to garner enough strength to declare the 8-hour workday. This proclamation was without consent of employers, yet demanded by many of the working class.

At this time, socialism was a new and attractive idea to working people, many of whom were drawn to its ideology of working class control over the production and distribution of all goods and services. Workers had seen first-hand that Capitalism benefited only their bosses, trading workers' lives for profit. Thousands of men, women and children were dying needlessly every year in the workplace, with life expectancy as low as their early twenties in some industries, and little hope but death of rising out of their destitution. Socialism offered another option.

A variety of socialist organizations sprung up throughout the later half of the 19th century, ranging from political parties to choir groups. In fact, many socialists were elected into governmental office by their constituency. But again, many of these socialists were ham-strung by the political process which was so evidently controlled by big business and the bi-partisan political machine. Tens of thousands of socialists broke ranks from their parties, rebuffed the entire political process, which was seen as nothing more than protection for the wealthy, and created anarchist groups throughout the country. Literally thousands of working people embraced the ideals of anarchism, which sought to put an end to all hierarchical structures (including government), emphasized worker controlled industry, and valued direct action over the bureaucratic political process. It is inaccurate to say that labor unions were "taken over" by anarchists and socialists, but rather anarchists and socialist made up the labor unions.

At its national convention in Chicago, held in 1884, the Federation of Organized Trades and Labor Unions (which later became the American Federation of Labor), proclaimed that "eight hours shall constitute a legal day's labor from and after May 1, 1886." The following year, the FOTLU, backed by many Knights of Labor locals, reiterated their proclamation stating that it would be supported by strikes and demonstrations. At first, most radicals and anarchists regarded this demand as too reformist, failing to strike "at the root of the evil." A year before the Haymarket Massacre, Samuel Fielden pointed out in the anarchist newspaper, The Alarm, that "whether a man works eight hours a day or ten hours a day, he is still a slave."

Despite the misgivings of many of the anarchists, an estimated quarter million workers in the Chicago area became directly involved in the crusade to implement the eight hour work day, including the Trades and Labor Assembly, the Socialistic Labor Party and local Knights of Labor. As more and more of the workforce mobilized against the employers, these radicals conceded to fight for the 8-hour day, realizing that "the tide of opinion and determination of most wage-workers was set in this direction." With the involvement of the anarchists, there seemed to be an infusion of greater issues than the 8-hour day. There grew a sense of a greater social revolution beyond the more immediate gains of shortened hours, but a drastic change in the economic structure of capitalism.

In a proclamation printed just before May 1, 1886, one publisher appealed to working people with this plea:

*Workingmen to Arms!
*War to the Palace, Peace to the Cottage, and Death to LUXURIOUS IDLENESS.
*The wage system is the only cause of the World's misery. It is supported by the rich classes, and to destroy it, they must be either made to work or DIE.
*One pound of DYNAMITE is better than a bushel of BALLOTS!
*MAKE YOUR DEMAND FOR EIGHT HOURS with weapons in your hands to meet the capitalistic bloodhounds, police, and militia in proper manner.

Not surprisingly the entire city was prepared for mass bloodshed, reminiscent of the railroad strike a decade earlier when police and soldiers gunned down hundreds of striking workers. On May 1, 1886, more than 300,000 workers in 13,000 businesses across the United States walked off their jobs in the first May Day celebration in history. In Chicago, the epicenter for the 8-hour day agitators, 40,000 went out on strike with the anarchists in the forefront of the public's eye. With their fiery speeches and revolutionary ideology of direct action, anarchists and anarchism became respected and embraced by the working people and despised by the capitalists.

The names of many - Albert Parsons, Johann Most, August Spies and Louis Lingg - became household words in Chicago and throughout the country. Parades, bands and tens of thousands of demonstrators in the streets exemplified the workers' strength and unity, yet didn't become violent as the newspapers and authorities predicted.

More and more workers continued to walk off their jobs until the numbers swelled to nearly 100,000, yet peace prevailed. It was not until two days later, May 3, 1886, that violence broke out at the McCormick Reaper Works between police and strikers.

For six months, armed Pinkerton agents and the police harassed and beat locked-out steelworkers as they picketed. Most of these workers belonged to the "anarchist-dominated" Metal Workers' Union. During a speech near the McCormick plant, some two hundred demonstrators joined the steelworkers on the picket line. Beatings with police clubs escalated into rock throwing by the strikers which the police responded to with gunfire. At least two strikers were killed and an unknown number were wounded.

Full of rage, a public meeting was called by some of the anarchists for the following day in Haymarket Square to discuss the police brutality. Due to bad weather and short notice, only about 3000 of the tens of thousands of people showed up from the day before. This affair included families with children and the mayor of Chicago himself. Later, the mayor would testify that the crowd remained calm and orderly and that speaker August Spies made "no suggestion... for immediate use of force or violence toward any person..."

As the speech wound down, two detectives rushed to the main body of police, reporting that a speaker was using inflammatory language, inciting the police to march on the speakers' wagon. As the police began to disperse the already thinning crowd, a bomb was thrown into the police ranks. No one knows who threw the bomb, but speculations varied from blaming any one of the anarchists, to an agent provocateur working for the police.

Enraged, the police fired into the crowd. The exact number of civilians killed or wounded was never determined, but an estimated seven or eight civilians died, and up to forty were wounded. One officer died immediately and another seven died in the following weeks. Later evidence indicated that only one of the police deaths could be attributed to the bomb and that all the other police fatalities had or could have had been due to their own indiscriminate gun fire. Aside from the bomb thrower, who was never identified, it was the police, not the anarchists, who perpetrated the violence.

Eight anarchists - Albert Parsons, August Spies, Samuel Fielden, Oscar Neebe, Michael Schwab, George Engel, Adolph Fischer and Louis Lingg - were arrested and convicted of murder, though only three were even present at Haymarket and those three were in full view of all when the bombing occurred. The jury in their trial was comprised of business leaders in a gross mockery of justice similar to the Sacco-Vanzetti case thirty years later, or the trials of AIM and Black Panther members in the seventies. The entire world watched as these eight organizers were convicted, not for their actions, of which all of were innocent, but for their political and social beliefs. On November 11, 1887, after many failed appeals, Parsons, Spies, Engel and Fisher were hung to death. Louis Lingg, in his final protest of the state's claim of authority and punishment, took his own life the night before with an explosive device in his mouth.

The remaining organizers, Fielden, Neebe and Schwab, were pardoned six years later by Governor Altgeld, who publicly lambasted the judge on a travesty of justice. Immediately after the Haymarket Massacre, big business and government conducted what some say was the very first "Red Scare" in this country. Spun by mainstream media, anarchism became synonymous with bomb throwing and socialism became un-American. The common image of an anarchist became a bearded, eastern European immigrant with a bomb in one hand and a dagger in the other.

Today we see tens of thousands of activists embracing the ideals of the Haymarket Martyrs and those who established May Day as an International Workers' Day. Ironically, May Day is an official holiday in 66 countries and unofficially celebrated in many more, but rarely is it recognized in this country where it began.

Over one hundred years have passed since that first May Day. In the earlier part of the 20th century, the US government tried to curb the celebration and further wipe it from the public's memory by establishing "Law and Order Day" on May 1. We can draw many parallels between the events of 1886 and today. We still have locked out steelworkers struggling for justice. We still have voices of freedom behind bars as in the cases of Mumia Abu Jamal and Leonard Peltier. We still had the ability to mobilize tens of thousands of people in the streets of a major city to proclaim "THIS IS WHAT DEMOCRACY LOOKS LIKE!" at the WTO and FTAA demonstrations.

Words stronger than any I could write are engraved on the Haymarket Monument:

THE DAY WILL COME WHEN OUR SILENCE WILL BE MORE POWERFUL THAN THE VOICES YOU ARE THROTTLING TODAY.

Truly, history has a lot to teach us about the roots of our radicalism. When we remember that people were shot so we could have the 8-hour day; if we acknowledge that homes with families in them were burned to the ground so we could have Saturday as part of the weekend; when we recall 8-year old victims of industrial accidents who marched in the streets protesting working conditions and child labor only to be beat down by the police and company thugs, we understand that our current condition cannot be taken for granted - people fought for the rights and dignities we enjoy today, and there is still a lot more to fight for. The sacrifices of so many people can not be forgotten or we'll end up fighting for those same gains all over again. This is why we celebrate May Day.

MAY DAY In San Diego there will be a rally at the Civic Center at 3 pm and a march to Chicano Park and another rally and festivities at the Park, starting at 5 pm.I am on the elected negotiations team for my SEIU local and we have a collective bargaining session with the County of San Diego starting at 8 am and going probably until close to 5. So I plan to go directly to Chicano Park afterwards. I hope to see some of you there.

I have pasted in below a short rendering of the history of May Day. Hope you like it.
Solidarity,
Monty
http://www.iww.org/en/history/library/misc/origins_of_mayday­


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★ # 8. 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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★ # 9. ***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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★ 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... ★


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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★ ★ ★ 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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★ ★ ★ # 12 . ★ ★ ★ 9 'Chained CPI' Facts They Don't Want You to Know!

The "chained CPI" proposal in President Obama's budget continues to draw much-deserved fire, which is only likely to increase as more information about it becomes known.  Here are nine embarrassing facts about the chained CPI which the White House and its defenders would prefer to see overlooked:

1. Of course it's a benefit cut. Chained-CPI defenders say it's not a benefit cut. It's just a slowdown in the rate of the benefit's planned increases. That's a silly semantic game unworthy of serious leaders or analysts. The Social Security benefit, as laid out on the Social Security Administration's website, includes adjustments designed to keep pace with the rising cost of living.  Those adjustments aren't a benefit increase. They're designed to prevent the benefit from being decreased as a result of inflation. If you lower that adjustment, you're cutting benefits. Period.


2. Of course it's a tax hike. Same goes for the tax impact of the chained CPI.  Our tax brackets were designed to make sure that taxes didn't go up inadvertently because inflation kicked them into a higher tax bracket.  That was done to make sure that people who weren't earning more in real dollars - which includes many (if not most) of the "99 percent" - weren't hit with an unearned tax hike.  If you substitute the chained CPI for the current formula, as the president has proposed, people will be kicked into higher tax brackets earlier. Then they'll pay more in taxes, even if they're not making any more "real" money.  That's a tax hike.


3. And it's a tax hike for everybody but the wealthy. In fact, it's a tax hike on all but the highest levels of income. The richest earnings won't be affected because they're already in the highest tax bracket.  Got it? So it's a tax hike on everybody except the richest among us. (Actually, it's a tax hike for them too, but only on their lower levels of income. The richer you are, the less you'll see in a tax-rate increase.)


4. You could save much more money in other, better ways. The White House has said the chained CPI will save $122 billion in benefits over ten years. Leaving aside the fact that Social Security doesn't affect the deficit (which we'll discuss shortly), here's what isn't being done:  Close capital gains loopholes: $174 billion. End the Bush tax cuts at Obama's original $250,000 level, rather than the compromise $400,000 number: $183 billion. Cut overseas military bases by 20 percent: $200 billion. Negotiate with drug companies: $220 billion. Enact "Defense-friendly" Pentagon cuts: $519 billion. End corporate tax loopholes (without being "revenue neutral," as the President's proposing): $1.24 trillion. Enact a financial transaction tax on the folks who ruined our economy: $1.8 trillion.  Faced with those numbers, the chained-CPI benefit cut is... well, embarrassing. (Details, and additional alternate deficit reducers, here.)


5. The White House's proposed "bump" disproves its own argument. The administration's been claiming that the chained CPI is merely a "technical adjustment" designed to make cost-of-living increases more accurate. But it's just introduced an adjustment for seniors who live longer in order to offset the impact of its reduction over time.  But if the chained CPI really measured inflation more accurately, it wouldn't affect real benefits any more after 20 or 30 years than it did after the first year. Confusing? We explain here. (With pictures and everything.)  Bottom line? They know it's a benefit cut.


6. It's political suicide for Democrats. The polls are clear on that question. Voters over 50 hate the chained CPI. It doesn't matter whether they're Democrats, Republicans, or independents. They hate it.  And older Americans are more likely to vote than other voters (who also hate it, according to earlier polls.)  It took the Republicans all of 15 minutes to portray this move, which they've supported for a long time, as a "shocking attack on seniors." They're ready to run a reply of their successful 2010 strategy, when they ran to the left of Dems with a "Seniors' Bill of Rights" -- and recaptured the House.


7. The Social Security cut doesn't reduce the deficit. Social Security doesn't contribute to the deficit, since it's funded separately. In fact, it's forbidden by lawfrom contributing to the deficit.  It doesn't even belong in these negotiations.


8. That tax hike on everybody except the wealthy will help a little. But ...  On the other hand, they'll be hitting everybody except millionaires and billionaires with tax increases that grow with every passing year.  If regressive taxation is something you believe in, then I guess that's something. Except for our last embarrassing fact ...


9. The deficit's already shrinking rapidly. The deficit is already shrinking -- and "rapidly," in the words of those radical lefties at Goldman Sachs.  The deficit isn't our most urgent economic problem. It's not even close. We desperately need jobs, real wage growth, consumer confidence, financial security for the elderly and disabled (which means increasingSocial Security) ...

Sure, deficits need to be addressed after the economy's been righted, but right now they're nowhere near the top of the list.  In fact, there's an extremely good chance that the cuts in the president's budget will make the deficit worse, as austerity cuts have in Europe. The Republican budget would certainly have that effect, since its cuts are far more severe.  The bottom line? The chained CPI is the wrong answer to the wrong problem at the wrong time. It's time for the White House to recognize that and move on. In the meantime Democrats need to walk away from it fast, before they pay a high price for it at the polls.


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★ ★ ★ # 13 . ★ ★ ★ SORRY WE MISSED THIS EVENT I HOPE THEY HAVE THIS EVENT AGAIN! " WM Chair shares UN Report on Ending Violence Tuesday afternoon "    OWL SD : http://www.owlsandiego.org/utm_source=Mid+April+notices&utm_campaign=med+April&utm_medium=email­

:  From: Ashley Gardner <info@womensmuseumca.org­> WM Chair shares UN Report on Ending Violence Tuesday afternoon Reply-To: info@womensmuseumca.org­

Museum Gallery Tuesday, April 23,  2-4pm    "A Promise is a Promise:  End Violence Against Women!" A Report from the United Nations' Conference of March 4-15, 2013 in New York City.   "Enough is enough," a refrain repeated by speakers throughout the annual session of the United Nations' Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) this past March. Twenty-six San Diego women from the United Nations Assoc San Diego attended and participated in over 200 workshops and panel presentations.   Museum Board Chair, Anne Hoiberg, and Suzie Ditmars both OWL San Diego members, will share their U.N. experience and topics related to the CSW theme of preventing and ending violence against women and girls. Learn how you can attend next time!     FREE   The public is welcome.Light refreshments will be served.   SPONSORED BY OWL SAN DIEGO Where: Women's Museum of California 2730 Historic Decatur Rd, #104  San Diego 92106 BARRACKS 16 at Liberty Station  619 233-7963  info@womensmuseumca.org­



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