The San Diego Democracy for America Meetup Group Message Board › I. ★ ★ ★ DON'T MISS EVENTS! ★ ★ ★ II. ★ WHAT'S NEW ★III

I. ★ ★ ★ DON'T MISS EVENTS! ★ ★ ★ II. ★ WHAT'S NEW ★III. ★★★ CALENDAR OF EVENTS - ALL LISTING OF EVENTS from MAY 19 - JUNE - JULY etc... ★★★ IV. MORE ANNOUNCEMENTS & INFO

Carol C.
cchangus
Group Organizer
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I.  ★ ★ ★ DON'T MISS EVENTS! ★ ★ ★

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★ # 1. SUN 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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★ # 2. SUN MAY 19 at University of SAN DIEGO " 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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★ # 3.   Wednesday, MAY 22 - 6:30pm Women Occupy San Diego Movie Night Come see the film Not My Life and discuss the issues of human trafficking. 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

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# 3. A MAY 23 - 5:30pm League of Women Voters Fundraiser Learn about our current exhibit Women of the Issei Generation and make new friends at the museum.  $15 includes admission and refreshments 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

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# 3 B  Tuesday, MAY 28 - 2pm OWL San Diego monthly meeting- always looking for new members!  Will be examining the Issei exhibit in depth with the Curator  Tuesday, MAY 28 - 5:30pm Not My Life screening sponsored by LWV-SD, AAUW-SD, OWL-SD, WEC, ASIU, AWIU, WEC, PCI, BSCC and PRCSD and PCI.

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... Wonder Women: On Paper and Off, a look at the origins and evolution of women as characters and creators of comics. Just in time for ComicCon.  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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★ # 4. 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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★ # 5. SUNDAY thru WEDNESDAY JUNE 9- 12    AMERICAN ASSOCIATION UNIVERSITY WOMEN - AAUW NATIONAL CONVENTION " . Don't forget to register for AAUW National Convention in New Orleans, June 9-12! At Convention you can connect with more than 600 AAUW members from around the country, hear from esteemed speakers such as MSNBC host MELISSA-HARRIS-PERRY & Fair Pay Advocate LILLY LEDBETTER, and (did we mention?) enjoy the city of New Orleans! Register today online at: http://convention.aau...­ so you don’t miss out! If you are an AAUW member, make sure to VOTE for AAUW national candidates, proposed bylaws amendments, and the AAUW Public Policy Program before June 10! Follow AAUW Public Policy on Twitter, and read AAUW's blog for discussion, information, and advocacy for women and girls. TUESDAY JUNE 11  to at 7:00PM   • AAUW Convention Banquet . To Register:  Register online or call AAUW Connect at 800.326.2289 or send an e-mail to connect@aauw.org.   You may also print a mail-in application. Cancellation:  If you cancel your registration and/or special events by 5 p.m. (EDT) on Friday, May 3, 2013, AAUW will refund your payment, minus a $100 registration cancellation fee. All refunds will be sent by check after convention. After 5 p.m. (EDT) on May 3, 2013, no refunds will be given. Any changes you wish to make to your registration and/or special events must be made by 5 p.m. (EDT) on Friday, May 31, 2013. $125  Meals provided:  Sunday, June 9 — welcome dinner, 6 p.m. Monday, June 10 — lunch, 12 p.m To make changes to your registration and/or special events or to cancel your registration, please contact us by e-mail at connect@aauw.org. • SEE THE SIGHTS   "Let the good times roll" on our exciting pre- or post-convention tours and activities! he American Association of University Women (AAUW) empowers women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy, and research. Our nonpartisan, nonprofit organization has more than 150,000 members and supporters across the United States, as well as 1,000 local branches and 700 college and university partners. Since AAUW's founding in 1881, our members have examined and taken positions on the fundamental issues of the day — educational, social, economic, and political. Have general questions about AAUW? Please contact connect@aauw.org or call 800/326-2289 between 10 am and 5 pm Eastern, Monday through Friday.




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1.  ★ ★ ★  I'm opening this email invitation up to additional folks who may live near the Clairemont area and who may be interested in our NEW Clairemont Democratic Club. You are welcome to come to:  What: Clairemont Democratic Club meeting When: TUES JUNE 11 at 7 pm  Where:  Boomerang's Gourmet Hamburgers,  4577 Clairemont Dr., San Diego, CA 92117.  These meetings are held every month on the 2nd Tuesday of month.  All registered Democrats are welcome to come and join our club.  This is a great way to socialize with like-minded Democrats and gain valuable information from key speakers/politicians in a small personal environment.  On May 14th we had exclusive access to our new County Supervisor:  Dave Roberts!  Last month we heard from our former city council member: Donna Frye!  We have other exciting speakers scheduled throughout the summer months.  Thanks, Rhoda Quate Vice President, Clairemont Democratic Club. INFO: rhodaqu@hotmail.com Reminder: Clairemont Democratic Club Meeting - TUESDAY, JUNE 11,  2013 at 7PM Where: Boomerang's!



2. ★ ★ ★ OH! >>> ★ ★ ★ 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! ★


3.  ★ ★ ★ " 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...­


4.  ★ ★ ★ CHECK OUT VIDEO - 1. OFA's GUN VIOLENCE REDUCTION & MARCH. *3 moving minutes - OFA's Gun Violence Reduction Rally & March This was recorded from our OFA rally & march at East Mission Bay Park / Clairemont Drive overpass on April 30th.  http://www.youtube.co...­ The music was performed live by a volunteer (Dan Gindling) who wrote the song.  Another volunteer (Daniel Villanueva) made this video.     Today, we did another rally & march at Balboa Park for Mother's Day.   Link to the TV news coverage coming soon.  Please encourage sensible gun safety laws in this country by spreading this video on email and Facebook!  Thank you! Rhoda Quate Neighborhood Team Leader Organizing for Action (OFA)From: Rhoda Quate



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***SAT MAY 18 at 11:45AM-5:00PM " IN CITY HEIGHTS!  ~ CELEBRATION of COMPASSION ~  COMPASSION IS UNIVERSAL" Opening with dance and drumming by the City Heights Music School. CLOSING WITH MAYOR BOB FILNER PLUS the Opportunity DRAWING! Celebration of Compassion Location: Cherokee Point Elementary School Time: Saturday, May 18, 2013, 12-5 pm Schedule  11:45 Opening with dance and drumming by the City Heights Music School, followed by words of welcome from Cherokee Point Elementary PRINCIPAL  GODWIN HIGA; Blessing by Jackson; Makeda Dread, Sara Schairer from Compassion It, and a Song of Compassion by a mixed school group, led by Linda Williams, Compassion Kids will also perform during selected transition periods in the Courtyard. 4:45  Closing with Mayor Bob Filner plus the Opportunity Drawing.  Note, For Minors: 0 to preschool, stay with their parents; K-5th, supervised activities in the library, sign in and out; 6th grade and above, parental discretion.  THEME: Art/Heart of Compassion – AUDITORIUM Where: Cherokee Point Elementary School , http://compassionconn...­


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*** SUN MAY 19 at UNIVERSITY of SAN DIEGO " 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 email: pldprez@gmail.com Website: http://peninsulademoc...­Where: UNIVERSITY of SSAN DIEGO,
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***SUN 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!) Cost: $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 Website: www.EastCountyMagazine.org SPACE IS LIMITED! PLEASE RSVP: (619)698-7617 or editor@eastcountymagazine.org Where: Maness Vineyards  in a beautiful hilltop estate, 3044 Colina Verde Lane, Jamul
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*** TUES MAY 21 at 7:00pm-8:30PM    "CENTRAL AREA CAUCUS MEETING " Central Area Business Meeting for Central Committee Members, Alternates and Associates.  For 2013, this group meets the 3rd Tuesday of odd numbered months.   Contact:  Howard Wayne, Vice Chair, Central Area (centralvc@sddemocrats.org) Where: SDCDP Headquarters, 8340 Clairemont Mesa Blvd Suite 105, San Diego, CA 92111


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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...­

Where: Point Loma Assembly, 3035 Talbot St, San Diego, CA 92106

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Tuesday, MAY 28 - 2pm OWL San Diego monthly meeting- always looking for new members!  Will be examining the Issei exhibit in depth with the Curator  Tuesday, MAY 28 - 5:30pm Not My Life screening sponsored by LWV-SD, AAUW-SD, OWL-SD, WEC, ASIU, AWIU, WEC, PCI, BSCC and PRCSD and PCI. Stay tuned for information on our next exhibit.
.. Wonder Women: On Paper and Off, a look at the origins and evolution of women as characters and creators of comics. Just in time for ComicCon.  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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***THUR MAY 30 at NATIONAL DAY OF ACTION ~ TO RALLY & TELL CONGRESS THAT ~  EVERY CHILD DESERVES A FAMILY ACT " I want to make sure you caught Emily’s email from last week.  You may not know this – but we have the chance to end the foster care crisis in America. That’s why we’re working with PFLAG National on May 30th for a National Day of Action on the Every Child Deserves A Family Act.  Sign up to participate in the Day of Action in your neighborhood when your member of Congress is back in your district.  Together we can give this bill a fighting chance in Congress. The 104,000 in foster care who are waiting for a home need someone fighting for them. Right now that is you and me.  Go to:  http://action.familye...­

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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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★ ★ ★ ★ 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 OFFICE:: MISSION TRAILS REGIONAL PARK ★ ★ ★



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

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***FRIDAY JUNE 7, 2013 8:00 - 9:00 AM " On The Job With District Attorney BONNIE DUMANIS " at the San Diego Family Justice Center District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis & Run Women Run invites you to meet our elected women "on the job" to learn more about the work that they do and how their perspective as a woman affects the policies that they make. This is a unique opportunity to visit the nationally acclaimed San Diego Family Justice Center where victims of domestic violence find the services and support they need in one efficient center. This was the first center of its kind in the nation and has become a model for other cities. Friday, June 7, 2013 8:00 - 9:00 AM *Where: San Diego Family Justice Center, 1122 Broadway, San Diego There is NO validated parking. There is no charge for this event ~ FREE ADMISSION *Space is limited. Please RSVP ~ francinebusby@runwomenrun.org­ or call 760.807.0399
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***TUES JUNE 11 at 7PM "NEW Clairemont Democratic Club " I'm opening this email invitation up to additional folks who may live near the Clairemont area and who may be interested in our NEW Clairemont Democratic Club. You are welcome to come to:  What: Clairemont Democratic Club meeting When: TUES JUNE 11 at 7 pm  Where:  Boomerang's Gourmet Hamburgers,  4577 Clairemont Dr., San Diego, CA 92117.  These meetings are held every month on the 2nd Tuesday of month.  All registered Democrats are welcome to come and join our club.  This is a great way to socialize with like-minded Democrats and gain valuable information from key speakers/politicians in a small personal environment.  On May 14th we had exclusive access to our new County Supervisor:  Dave Roberts!  Last month we heard from our former city council member: Donna Frye!  We have other exciting speakers scheduled throughout the summer months.  Thanks, Rhoda Quate Vice President, Clairemont Democratic Club. INFO: rhodaqu@hotmail.com Reminder: Clairemont Democratic Club Meeting - TUESDAY, JUNE 11,  2013 at 7PM Where: Boomerang's!
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*** THURS JUNE 13 at 5;30PM   "JOIN US FOR A FAMILY EQUALITY COUNCIL HAPPY HOUR AT Village 631 "Welcome to Family Equality Council Happy Hour and Fund-raiser! Join us on June13th at 5:30pm at Village 631! Dinner, appetizers, beer, wine, tea, coffee, fun, fellowship, networking and live music! Kids are welcome! http://thevillageat63...­ https://www.facebook....­ Hey everyone!  Join us for a Family Equality Council Happy Hour.  Hear updates about current FEC efforts, plans, and the new Executive Director search from Board Member John Armantrout and meet the new FEC West Coast Development Officer, Bill Butchart.  We will be downtown San Diego at Village 631.  It is family-friendly (kids welcome – ours will be there) and serves dinner/appetizers/drinks/desserts!  FEC receives a portion of all food/beverage purchases.  There will be a $10 (recommended) entrance donation as well as a matching-donation request.  There will be live music (WELL, ACTUALLY...), you can buy dinner, have a glass of wine, hang out, meet new people or get caught up with old friends!    Join us before the busy summer months really kick in!  http://thevillageat63...­ https://www.facebook....­ .   John T. Armantrout  John T. Armantrout 619-392-9787 John.armantrout@cox.net @Trout92104 Where: VILLAGE 631

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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 1941 and 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: 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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***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: 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"

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Many of you have been waiting for the news, and here it is: Registration is now open for the 2013 Democracy Convention! This 2nd Democracy Convention will be an exciting opportunity for individuals and organizations from around the country to connect with and learn from each other in the service of building a stronger democracy movement. More than one conference, the Democracy Convention actually houses -nine- conferences under one roof. As the great progressive reformer Fighting Bob La Follette said, "democracy is a life," and "involves constant struggle" in all sectors of society. So register now, and plan on attending one or more of the following: Constitutional Reform Conference Democratizing Defense Conference Education for Democracy Conference Earth Democracy Conference Economic Democracy Conference Local Democracy Conference Media Democracy Conference Race & Democracy Conference Representative Democracy Conference With the 2013 Democracy Convention, we recognize the importance of each separate democracy struggle, as well as the need to unite them all in a common, deeply rooted, broad based, movement for democracy. This year's Democracy Convention, will be held in Madison, Wisconsin on August 7-11, 2013. https://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. ALLIANCE FOR NUCLEAR RESPONSIBILITY : What exactly was Southern California Edison doing with our money during the first year that San Onofre was broken? "I DON'T KNOW...."   and   "I'M NOT SURE.... The witness chair is empty now, but it didn't make much difference when Southern California Edison's "expert" was sitting in it...   Time and time again at the CPUC today these were his only answers under questioning by the attorney for the Alliance for Nuclear Responsibility.... Throughout 2012, while the San Onofre nuclear plant was out of service, SCE was supposedly reviewing the situation, making plans and figuring out what to do with their failed steam generator replacements. Exactly what were they spending our money on during that time? Well, it seems that they don't know and aren't sure... Is that the kind of business their CEO Ted Craver is paid $11.5 million a year to run? It doesn't sound like a prudent way to spend our rate money...   Ratepayers deserve accurate, detailed answers, and the questioning from Alliance attorney John Geesman will continue throughout the week. We promise to get to the bottom of this, but we need your support. Please visit our web site www.a4nr.org and please support us. Donate now! The Alliance is supported entirely by people like you. All of the funds we receive are used for education programs and travel expenses. Funds received for the Legal Fund will be used entirely for that purpose. We have one part-time paid staff person; all other members are unpaid volunteers. Make a one-time donation below: Join the monthly giving program below:   Donation Option: Tax-deductible donations to help educate the California public on the dangers of aging nuclear plants, including the daily production of high-level radioactive waste currently stored in fragile coastal zones can be mailed to: Alliance for Nuclear Responsibility PO Box 1328 San Luis Obispo, CA 93406-1328 NON TAX DEDUCTIBLE DONATIONS TO PROHIBIT RENEWAL OF NUCLEAR POWER PLANT LICENSES   • The Alliance for Nuclear Responsibility Legal Fund is seeking contributions from California residents to support legislation to prohibit license renewals for the state's nuclear power plants. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is relicensing nuclear plants twenty years in advance of license expirations. To date thirty license renewals have been approved by the NRC, despite the fact that there is no planned permanent waste disposal for the radioactive waste produced under continued operation. Donations can be sent to: Alliance for Nuclear Responsibility Legal Fund PO Box 1328 San Luis Obispo, CA 93406-1328


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# 2 . Amikas House provides transitional housing and support for homeless women and their children, giving preference to our veteran women Go Ahead, Make it Your Day! For only $100 per day, Amikas provides a safe and pleasant home for 7 veteran women and their children. We are the only organization in the San Diego area specifically reaching out to our veteran women (the fastest growing segment of our homeless population). So why not pick a day to be our Amikas House Hero!   Donate $100 for the Day (or days!) you want to be our Amikas House Hero! We will display your name, or the name of someone you'd like to honor, or your business name) on the Amikas website homepage and our Facebook page as our Honored Amikas Hero of the Day  & instead of a boring receipt, we'll award you with a Certificate of Appreciation for the day(s) you help to keep Amikas House open and serving those who have served us. Click to donate a day for Amikas House. Be sure to tell us the day you want to be honored and the name you want on the banner and certificate. Because Amikas primarily serves veteran women, this is a great way to honor the veteran or active duty service member in your life. It's a special way to commemorate an important date for you. You can make your business a Hero for a day too! You can always make a donation of any amount by mailing your check to: Amikas, PO Box 711194, San Diego CA 92 Make a secure online donation through Paypal. Go to: https://www.paypal.co...­ Amikas is a California, not-for-profit, 501(c)(3), public benefit organization. Donations to Amikas are deductible for tax purposes. Amikas House provides transitional housing and support for homeless women and their children, giving preference to our veteran women.  Thank You!  For More Information, Contact Jeeni Criscenzo by email at: Jeeni@amikas.org or visit our website at www.amikas.org.



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★ # 3. [OccupySD] Sending the Coalition to Decommission San Onofre Team to CA PUC Evidentiary Hrgs Good Morning!   We are just over 2/3's to our Fundraising Goal, Thank You to everyone who has donated to send our Kick-Ass Coalition to Decommission San Onofre Team to the CA PUC's Evidentiary Hearings on the San Onofre Outage next week in S.F. If you haven't yet chipped in, PLEASE do so if you can at http://www.copswiki.o...­ Here's a sample of the CDSO Testimony we are fighting to get into the CA PUC's formal record next week: "Since the Commission agreed with SCE in D.05-12-040 that with no SGRP, it would not be economically viable to run just one of the two units if the other reached its plugging limit, then it is reasonable to expect that if one of the two units can no longer be run due to design deficiencies and the plant can only be run at 35% or less of the original plant capacity, then it is also not economically viable to run the other unit alone.  “All actions by SCE to restart Unit 2 after Unit 3 was placed in an indefinite shutdown mode are unreasonable. This includes all engineering studies, applications and interaction with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) and other agencies, and all other related costs related to any and all attempts to restart one of the units with the understanding that both units would not be restarted.  “The removal of nuclear fuel from Unit 3 was announced in August, 2012 , to be completed in September 2012. At that time, SCE should have been discussing either complete restart of both units, or complete shutdown of both units, per the facts already agreed to in the original SGRP findings of the Commission in D.05-12-040. Instead, on October 4, 2012, SCE proceeded to propose to the NRC the operation of Unit 2 at 70% power without also operating Unit 3, and has continued to pursue the operation of Unit 2 without Unit 3 also in operation despite the fact that it is not economically viable to do so. “In light of its stated position in 2005 and the Commission’s Finding of Fact 153 in D.05-12-040 agreeing with it, SCE’s actions and expenditures associated with doing so cannot be considered reasonable and must be disallowed by the Commission.” (Testimony of Raymond Lutz, Section I.B.)  Thank You for your consideration!  Martha Sullivan, Organizer Coalition to Decommission San Onofre (and proud member of Women Occupy San Diego) Ray Lutz [OccupySD] Sending the Coalition to Decommission San Onofre Team to CA PUC Evidentiary Hrgs To:  copsmain@citizensoversight.org, occupysd@citizensoversight.org Reply-To:  osd-feedback@citizensoversight.org


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# 4. [OccupySD] Video: Jeremy Scahill in San Diego go to: http://www.copswiki.o...­ Whether you made the talk in person or not, you will want to watch this  video of Jeremy's talk in San Diego.  Buy his book here: http://www.amazon.com...­

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# 5. *** We Won! UNITE HERE 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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★ # 6. 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!

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★ # 7.   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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★ # 8. 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.
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★ # 9. 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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★ # 10 . Check These Out! Susan voted for NDAA. Peter's collected and spent $4.4 million to get elected. Guess whom he's working for.★ 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

Interesting website.

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

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

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★ # 11. ***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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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.


ax 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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