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Carol C.
cchangus
Group Organizer
San Diego, CA
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★ ★ ★    I.   CALENDAR OF EVENTS  ALL LISTINGS!     ★ ★ ★

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***MON JULY 15 at 6:30 pm " OFA - Organizing for America  -  JOIN CLIMATE HOUSE PARTY in SAN DIEGO " OBAMA laid out his vision for a common-sense plan to combat and prepare for the impact of climate change -- all while putting American know-how and ingenuity to work for the same goals.  The President said: "What we need in this fight are citizens who will stand up, and speak up, and compel us to do what this moment demands."  That means us. It's on OFA supporters to get involved and keep the conversation going where we live. This August, while our members of Congress are home for their summer recess vacation, we'll press them to fight climate change. If they're ready to take it on, we'll tell them we've got their backs. If they're still denying the basic science behind it, we'll hold them accountable.  These house parties will be a big step to doing just that.  We'll learn more about the President's plan to combat climate change, and come up with ideas on how to spread the word.  And each party will help make plans for tackling climate change in your own community. House parties are a lot of fun -- and you'll be doing your part to join the fight near you. There's a climate house party you should check out next Monday in San Diego -- RSVP today. Sign up to attend the climate house party in San Diego today: http://my.barackobama...­ Where: 4237 Norfolk Terrace San Diego, CA 92116
There's a climate house party you should check out next Monday in San Diego -- RSVP today. Sign up to attend the climate house party in San Diego today: http://my.barackobama...­


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*** TUES JULY 16 at 7pm – 8:30pm Central Area Caucus 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) When Tue Jul 16, 2013 7pm – 8:30pm Where: SDCDP Headquarters, 8340 Clairemont Mesa Blvd Suite 105, San Diego, CA 92111


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*** TUES JULY 16 at 6:45pm – 8:30pm " SD350 Monthly Membership Meeting " Welcome to SanDiego350.org's Join us for the SanDiego350.org July Membership meeting at St. Paul's Cathedral We appreciate your participation in working to address climate change and hope to see you at upcoming events and actions in San Diego. Email: volunteer@SanDiego350.org to volunteer. Join our Facebook Page and invite your friends.   SD350 Monthly Meeting - July 16th 6:45 pm Join us for the SanDiego350.org July Membership meeting at St. Paul's Cathedral. Great way to learn what SanDiego350.org is working on, how you can get involved, and to meet like-minded climate activists. RSVP today! http://sandiego350.or...­ For general questions, please contact Masada Disenhouse 619-335-1265 or masada@SanDiego350.org FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook....­ Where: St. Paul's Cathedral.


Details. SD350 Goes to Comic-Con - Comic-Con Keystone Pipeline Extravaganza!" July 20th and 21st 11am-2pm Help us get the word out on climate to the thousands of people who attend Comic-Con. Hold up our giant keystone pipeline banner. Ask people to pose with "President Obama" to send a message on the keystone. Where: Paul’s Episcopal Cathedral 2728 6th Avenue San Diego,CA 92103 SEE LISTINGS BELOW: *** SAT JULY 20 & SUN JULY 21 at 11am-2pm "
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*** THUR JULY 18 at 10:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M. FREE Screenings " NOT MY LIFE " " Not My Life " takes viewers into a world that is difficult to imagine, let alone accept.   Following the film, three local experts will discuss their work in ending sex trafficking and labor trafficking.  Written, directed, and produced by Academy Award nominee, Robert Bilheimer, this documentary depicts the cruel and dehumanizing practices of global human trafficking and modern-day slavery.  A program of the World Affairs Councils of America, in partnership with the Women's Museum of California, and BSCC and other partners. Financial support provided by a grant from Carlson & The Carlson Family Foundation Where: San Diego World Affairs Council North County Remington II, 16925 Hierba Drive San Diego, CA 92128 Phone at 858.673.6300
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*** SAT JULY 20 & SUN JULY 21 at 11am-2pm " SD350 Goes to Comic-Con  - Comic-Con Keystone Pipeline Extravaganza! " - July 20th and 21st 11am-2pm Help us get the word out on climate to the thousands of people who attend Comic-Con. Hold up our giant keystone pipeline banner. Ask people to pose with "President Obama" to send a message on the keystone. RSVP FOR SATURDAY: http://sandiego350.or...­ RSVP FOR SUNDAY: http://sandiego350.or...­ For general questions, please contact Masada Disenhouse 619-335-1265 or masada@SanDiego350.org Where: Corner of 5th Avenue and East Harbor Drive, San Diego
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*** SAT JULY 20 at 1:30pm – 2:30pm VETERANS DEMOCRATIC CLUB Meeting. We will consider endorsement in the race for the 80th Assembly District We will vote on the proposed Bylaw Amendments Contact: sdvetdems@gmail.com Website: http://sdvetdems.wordpress.com/­ When Sat Jul 20, 2013 1:30pm – 2:30pm Where: SDCDP Office - Suite 105, 8340 Clairemont Mesa Blvd, San Diego 92111

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*** SAT JULY 20 at 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Brooklyn Museum and Smithsonian Present “Save Our African American Treasures” Saturday, July 20, 2013 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. *Where: Brooklyn Museum Martha A. and Robert S. Rubin Pavilion and Lobby 200 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn, NY 11238 Free and open to the public!
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*** WED JULY 24 at 11am – 1:30pm Register New Citizens Come help us register new citizens to vote after they are naturalized at this month's ceremony. We'll provide the training and materials--all you need to do is show up! Civic Center Plaza - just outside Golden Hall downtown. Contact: sdvoter@gmail.com When Wed Jul 24, 2013 11am – 1:30pm Where: Golden Hall, 202 C Street, Downtown San Diego
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***THUR JULY 25 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm " SAN DIEGO FOSSIL FUEL DIVEST MEETING " USA Join us to learn about the fossil fuel divestment campaign that’s sweeping the country, efforts in San Diego county to get CalSTRS and CalPERS to divest, and how you can get involved. Why divestment? We need to leave 80% of known fossil fuel reserves in the ground to avoid the worst impacts of climate change. And the oil/coal/gas companies won’t do that unless we force them to. This is their wake up call. More info and petition to sign are at our Website: http://www.teachersfo...­ Note on location: we’re meeting at the office of Sierra Club San Diego. It is in a large office complex, in the building close to Clairemont Mesa Blvd, on the west end. RSVP or contact us with questions: email us: volunteer@SanDiego350.org . WHERE: Sierra Club San Diego 8304 Clairemont Mesa Boulevard #101 San Diego,CA 92111
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***THUR JULY 25 @ 6:00pm – 8:00pm IN WASHINGTON, D.C. NATIONAL GUESTWORKERS ALLIANCE  CONFERENCE: GUESTWORKERS, IMMIGRATION, AND THE FUTURE OF WORKERS' RIGHTS SAVE THE DATE: July 25th, 2013 Join the National Guestworker Alliance, Dissent Magazine, and Georgetown University's Kalmanovitz Initiative for Labor and the Working Poor in a discussion about the future of workers' rights in the United States.  GUESTWORKERS, IMMIGRATION, AND THE FUTURE OF WORKERS' RIGHTS  July 25th, 2013  6:00pm – 8:00pm Washington, D.C. (Location to be announced) ★ SAKET SONI, Executive Director of the National Guestworker Alliance ★ JOSH EIDESON, journalist covering labor for The Nation, Salon, and Dissent Magazine Guestworker whistleblowers and leaders of major workplace campaigns ★ JANICE FINE, Assistant Professor, Rutgers School of Management and Labor Relations. They will be joined by a panel of experts and labor rights activistsMore to be announced Guestworkers show us where the new economy is heading -- unless we organize. As the nature of work in the U.S. shifts from permanent to contingent, the conditions of guestworkers are more and more what work looks like for all workers. Today, 24 million U.S. workers work alongside guestworkers in critical sectors of the economy. Immigration reform will come with a vastly expanded guestworker program. On July 25, hear from guestworkers who have blown the whistle on giant corporations -- like Walmart and McDonald’s -- and are helping shape the future of workers' rights and organizing. .  Please see the Facebook Event Page for updates, or write with RSVPs and questions to sheydemann@nowcrj.org ★ Saket Soni, NGA/NOWCRJ > Reply-To: info@guestworkeralliance.org FACEBOOK https://www.facebook....­ TWITTER: https://twitter.com/N...­


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*** SAT JULY 27 at 12:30 - 2:30 P.M. " NOT MY LIFE " FREE Screenings " NOT MY LIFE "   " takes viewers into a world that is difficult to imagine, let alone accept.   Following the film, three local experts will discuss their work in ending sex trafficking and labor trafficking.  Written, directed, and produced by Academy Award nominee, Robert Bilheimer, this documentary depicts the cruel and dehumanizing practices of global human trafficking and modern-day slavery.  A program of the World Affairs Councils of America, in partnership with the Women's Museum of California, and BSCC and other partners. Financial support provided by a grant from Carlson & The Carlson Family Foundation   Following the film, three local experts will discuss their work in ending sex trafficking and labor trafficking.  " Not My Life " takes viewers into a world that is difficult to imagine, let alone accept. A program of the World Affairs Councils of America, in partnership with the Women's Museum of California, and BSCC and other partners. Financial support provided by a grant from Carlson & The Carlson Family Foundation Website: http://www.lajolladem...­ Where: La Jolla Branch Library 7555 Draper Avenue La Jolla, CA 92037 Phone at  858.552.1657


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*** SAT JULY 27 at 9 am to 3 pm " TIJUANA MAQUILADORA  Tour - ENGLISH- July 27 " Tijuana Maquiladora Tour  ~        Come to learn about Tijuana communities and workers' conditions and struggles! Come to learn about Tijuana communities and workers' conditions and struggles!   Saturday, July  27, 9 am to 3 pm San Diego Maquiladora Workers Solidarity Network ~ San Diego Maquiladora Workers Solidarity Network   Website: http://sdmaquila.org/...­ http://sdmaquila.org/...­         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.g...­. ·         All tour participants must read the US travel alert to Mexico and sign the tour waiver. Please read the Tour Waiver Go To :https://www.dropbox.c...­ .   Schedule (There may be slight variations from tour to tour.)   ·      9:00 am sharp- San Ysidro. Additional information about the meeting place will be provided.   ·      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  -- Posted By San Diego Chicanao to Maquiladoras: Explotación y Resistencia at 6/27/2013 05:24:00 PM From: Fred Lonidier Subject:  Tijuana Maquiladora Tour ENGLISH- July 27
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***  SUN JULY 28 Be looking for notice of ROBERT REICH'S appearance in North County on Sunday, July 28th. I haven’t heard if a venue has been chosen. He was President Clinton’s Labor Secretary and one of the finer minds in the country. ★ ★ ★
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★ ★ ★ SUN  JULY 28 at 4pm – 5:30pm ★ ★ ★ Pt. Loma Club Meeting –  ★ ★ ★ The Climate Reality Project The Climate Reality Project ★ ★ ★ founded and chaired by former Vice President and Nobel Laureate Al Gore, is dedicated to unleashing a global cultural movement demanding action on the climate crisis. Despite overwhelming international scientific consensus on climate change, the global community still lacks the resolve to implement meaningful solutions. Al Gore has personally trained over 4,000 presenters worldwide to deliver presentations in schools, homes, places of worship, businesses and government forums. These presentations both educate people about climate change, and build local networks of climate activists who work in their own communities and countries demanding solutions.  For additional info call Susan Peinado at (619) 800-5098 or pldprez@gmail.com Website: http://peninsulademocrat.wordpress.com/­ When Sun Jul 28, 2013 4pm – 5:30pm Where: Point Loma Assembly, 3035 Talbot St, San Diego, CA 92106

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***WED JULY 31 " WIP Women in Politics Event " - September TBA EMILY's List POP Training. Details COMING SOON




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***SAT AUG 3 at 10AM -2PM "Win $5,000 for a Community Project by Competing in the Politifest Idea Tournament, Saturday, August 3 Submissions due by June 30 Politifest is back in 2013. This year we're shifting the emphasis to a celebration of San Diego's neighborhoods -- where they're at and where they're headed.  The event is Saturday, August 3, and you’ll hear a lot more about it over the next several weeks.  And we're doing something special for the Idea Tournament this year.  Instead of individuals competing for the most innovative solution to a local problem, we’re inviting community groups to vie for funding of a worthwhile neighborhood project.  The winner will be awarded a $5,000 grant to fund that project presented by our partners at the Malin Burnham Center for Civic Engagement.  We invite you and your community to band together to present your idea, whether it’s a community garden, a needed design for a special new park or monument, a new streetlight or a much-needed crosswalk. You can find out all the details here.  Submissions are due by June 30. May the best project win!   you missed our email yesterday announcing this year’s Politifest, here are the deets: It will be held on Aug. 3 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Liberty Station’s Central Promenade. When you’re not busy promenading, you’ll be able to enjoy this year’s new focus on San Diego’s neighborhoods and their future.  And we’ll be offering something extra: $5,000. It would be a grant from our partners at the Malin Burnham Center for Civic Engagement. The money will fund the community group that offers the best neighborhood project in Politifest’s revamped Idea Tournament.  The details are here. Send in an idea or I will personally come to your house and look askance at you. Well, as soon as I figure out what that means. http://www.politifest.org/idea-tournament/­

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*** AUG 3-10 SATURDAY to SATURDAY, "FAMILY EQUALITY COUNCIL CONFERENCE " In PROVINCETOWN, RI We can’t wait to welcome families from all over the world to Provincetown from August 3rd to  10th.  I promise, there’s nothing quite like seeing so many of our families in one place celebrating.  Check out what we have planned this year and register by June 21st before prices go up! Go to: http://www.familyequality.org/get_involved/events/annual_events/family_week/­ We’ll have more activities than ever before, including new parent café topics, new trips like bike tours and jetty walks, a special State of the Movement workshop with our Policy team, and tons of other events for everyone from toddlers to teens to grandparents. This is already shaping up to be our biggest Family Week yet, and I really don’t want you to miss it.  Hurry and make your plans before June 21st and take advantage of this special deal! http://www.familyequality.org/get_involved/events/annual_events/family_week/­ See you soon in Ptown! Ally Kuriloff, Family Week Organizer


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*** WED AUGUST 7 at 7:00PM " SAN DIEGO DFA & SD PDA METRO MEETUP " • Guest Speaker: • San Diego County SUPERVISOR DAVE ROBERTS. He will discuss his visit w/ Former Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Nan & Issues facing SD County Board of Supervisors. Dave Roberts is the first new Supervisor on the board in 18 YEARS! • JOHN HARTLEY from Clean & Fair Elections Campaign, presents this 15 minutes is to just list it as "The Road to Clean Elections" narrated by Bill Moyers. - truly inspirational! Our targeted election is now November 2016 - the largest voter turn-out possible & that will be the November 2016 general elections. . • Members JOHN MARTES & MIKE THALLER, from their org - muchbetterchioces.com - will discuss strategies and explain any new developments... will update us on their re-organization & their e "new" Rapid Response"' • ROUND ROBIN Email: cchangus@san.rr.com *Where: Giovanni's restaurant's meeting room, 9353 Clairemont Mesa Blvd., San Diego, CA 92123. (Corner of Clairemont Mesa Blvd. & Ruffin Rd. across from the Voters Registrar's Office). FREE EVENT! ALL ARE WELCOME! Website: www.meetup.com/dfa-23­

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***WEDNESDAY AUGUST 7 THRU SUNDAY AUGUST 11, 2013 " Democracy Convention 2013 "August 7-11, 2013 • Madison, Wisconsin
*** TUES AUG 7-11 in MADISON, WI. " Representative Democracy Conference at the 2013 Democracy Convention! "  • Bev Harris, founder of Black Box Voting,   Victoria Collier, National Coordinator, National Election Integrity Coalition, Senator Ben Ptashnik (VT), key sponsor of Vermont Clean Elections Act,  Robert Fitrakis, Columbus Free Press, Harvey Wasserman, author, How the GOP Stole America's 2004 Election, and What Happened in Ohio? Beverly Speer, Wisconsin Democracy Campaign, Nancy Tobi, author, Hands-On Elections   Sally Castleman, co-founder, Election Defense Alliance, Mimi Kennedy, actress, Chair of Progressive Democrats of America, Jonathan Simon, co-founder, Election Defense Alliance, Gail Work, California Election Protection Network,   Karen McKim, Wisconsin Grassroots Network Election Integrity Action Team. You are invited to this year's Representative Democracy Conference, convened by the nation's top election integrity activists, one of nine conferences taking part within this year's Democracy Convention (August 7-11 in Madison, Wisconsin). Tired of big money controlling government? Questionable election results? ALEC's voter suppression strategies? Two party dominance? So are we! Register now for the Representative Democracy Conference at the 2013 Democracy Convention!
Plan to participate in the next Democracy Convention. Join us in one of the U.S.A.'s most forward-looking cities for a gathering like few others. More than a conference, this convention will house multiple conferences at the same time. If you want to strengthen democracy where it matters most -- in our communities, our schools, our workplaces and local economies, our military, our government, our media, our constitution -- you will find something useful and inspiring at the 2013 Democracy Convention. Event Fee: Regular Registration, $50.00 Contributor, $100.00 Student/Low Income, $20.00 Democracy Convention"

REGISTER NOW for the 2013 Democracy Convention at:
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Many of you have been waiting for the news, and here it is: Registration is now open for the 2013 Democracy Convention! This 2nd Democracy Convention will be an exciting opportunity for individuals and organizations from around the country to connect with and learn from each other in the service of building a stronger democracy movement. More than one conference, the Democracy Convention actually houses -nine- conferences under one roof. As the great progressive reformer Fighting Bob La Follette said, "democracy is a life," and "involves constant struggle" in all sectors of society. So register now, and plan on attending one or more of the following: Constitutional Reform Conference Democratizing Defense Conference Education for Democracy Conference Earth Democracy Conference Economic Democracy Conference Local Democracy Conference Media Democracy Conference Race & Democracy Conference Representative Democracy Conference With the 2013 Democracy Convention, we recognize the importance of each separate democracy struggle, as well as the need to unite them all in a common, deeply rooted, broad based, movement for democracy. This year's Democracy Convention, will be held in Madison, Wisconsin on August 7-11, 2013. https://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



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*** SUN AUG 18 @ 11:00-2:00 p.m " FUN "  LA JOLLA DEMOCRATIC CLUB MEETING ! Plan ahead for the August Meeting. It will be on the 3th Sunday.  Sunday, August 18, 2013 Where: Ellen Browning Scripps Park at the Cove (Handicapped paths are available) COME EARLY TO GET A PARKING SPOT!!  What: Bring a dish to pass (appetizer, side dish or dessert). Paper plates and cup, utensils, drinks, meat and rolls will be furnished. BRING A LAWN CHAIR OR BLANKET TO SIT ON. At 2:00 p.m at that same location, we will enjoy the concert:  THE HEROES (Classic Rock & Roll)  7-piece band features the talents of two amazing female singers backed by a guitarist, keyboardist, bassist, drummer, and saxophonist, all of whom sing as well! The 7 piece line up also offers flute, 2 saxes and various percussion including congas.  Their unbelievably extensive song list includes everything from big band swing and standards from the ’30′s and ’40′s to today’s current hits, with oldies, Motown, classic rock, funk, ’70′s disco/ dance, and rock and roll mixed in. Where: Ellen Browning Scripps Park at the Cove (Handicapped paths are available)__________________________­____________

***AUGUST 18 - AUGUST 23  *** SUNDAY THRU FRIDAY *** " FAMILIES ON THE WEST COAST  at  the Wonder Valley Ranch Resort in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks, in the beautiful Sierra Nevada foothills". (This location is an easy drive from Northern and Southern California and just 30 minutes from Fresno Yosemite International Airport.) Family Equality Council is partnering with R Family Vacations to co-present a truly amazing event. Join us for a five-day family vacation for parents who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT), their children, extended families, prospective parents, and friends. This fun-filled week includes opportunities to build community; learn about issues that face our families today; and enjoy activities including swimming, equestrian riding, yoga, paintball, and more!    For information about R Family vacation's registration pricing and policies, click here. To register for the event. please contact Gregg Kaminsky at R Family Vacations at by phone at 917-522-0985 or by email at info@rFamilyVacations.com WHERE: *Where: Wonder Valley Ranch Resort. (This location is an easy drive from Northern and Southern California and just 30 minutes from Fresno Yosemite International Airport.) This event takes place in a spectacular location just minutes from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks, in the beautiful Sierra Nevada foothills. REGISTRATION : info@rFamilyVacations.com
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*** WED AUG 21 at 11am – 1:30pm " REGISTER NEW CITIZENS - DOWNTOWN SAN DIEGO " Come help us register new citizens to vote after they are naturalized at this month's ceremony. IT'S FUN! TRY IT, YOU WILL LIKE IT!   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 When Wed Aug 21, 2013 11am – 1:30pm Where: Golden Hall, 202 C Street, Downtown San Diego


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*** August: TBA - VOW will collaborate with Moxie Theatre to stage a reading of Seven (a play about seven global women written by seven female playwrights) email: info@voicesofwomen.org­ phone: 858-642-6771 web: http://www.voicesofwo...­

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***SUN  SEPT  1 Tickets go on sale for ***TUES OCT 15 ALL FEMALE MARIACHI CONCERT October 13 *Where: On the green at NTC Liberty Station Tickets available on September 1.

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***WED SEPT 4  at 7-8:45PM " San Diego DFA & San Diego PDA Metro MEETUP " • Guest Speaker: TBA . Email: cchangus@san.rr.com­ *Where: Giovanni's restaurant's meeting room, 9353 Clairemont Mesa Blvd., San Diego, CA 92123. (Corner of Clairemont Mesa Blvd. & Ruffin Rd. across from the Voters Registrar's Office). FREE EVENT! ALL ARE WELCOME! Website: www.meetup.com/dfa-23­

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**SUNDAY SEPT 15 From 1:00PM to 4:00PM  We are pleased to invite you to “Mayor Bob Filner's Birthday BBQ by the Bay” Celebrate the “People's Mayor” — a true champion for San Diego taxpayers, workers, and residents — who leads with passion, vision, and common sense. BOB FILNER'S BIRTHDAY BBQ is on n Sunday September, 15, 2013, from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. Where: Campland on the Bay (2211 Pacific Beach Dr., San Diego, CA 92109 Adults  ($25.00 each)  Children (Under 12)  ($10.00 each)  Total: 0  /   Can't attend? Donate!  $ Funds raised through this event support San Diego County Democratic Party (Federal Account) Go to: https://secure.actblue.com/contribute/page/filnerbbq­
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* Celebrate Mayor Filner's Birthday BBQ on the Bay: September 15   Reserve your space today so you don't miss out on the fun atBob's Birthday BBQ on the Bay in celebration of "The People's Mayor," Bob Filner. Join us on Sunday, September 15, from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. at Campland by the Bay on Mission Bay.  Bring the whole family. Enjoy a slow-cooked, melt-in-your-mouth barbeque lunch with all the fixins, plus cake and ice cream, live music, sports, and special activities for the kids. You can also rent pedal boats, kayaks, Hobie cats, and jet skis ... or just enjoy a day on the bay. (Download sponsorship information and a detailed invitation here.)    You'll also hear from special guests who want to honor Mayor Filner for his courage and his commitment to all the families and neighborhoods of San Diego. Purchase your tickets today at www.sddemocrats.org/birthday­ ($25 per adult, $10 for children under 12) or call (858) 277-3367.
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***SUN SEPT 29 at "24th ANNUAL AIDS WALK/RUN  - ARE YOU UP TO THE CHALLENGE? THE LARGEST ONE DAY HIV/AIDS FUNDRAISER in SAN DIEGO COUNTY! " Summer To-Do List – Register for AIDS Walk San Diego! GO  TO: http://events.thecentersd.org/site/TR?fr_id=1060&pg=entry­ In the wake of last week's historic marriage equality decisions, this summer could not be off to a better start!   Now, you can make it even better by checking one more item off of your must-do list this summer – register for AIDS Walk today! It’s quick and easy and will leave you with plenty of time to prepare for all the fabulous weddings!    By registering today, you'll jump start our fundraising efforts and help us get the word about exciting new additions to this year’s event. Not only does this year's event feature new routes for both the Walk and Run, but there will also be a fun and unique “Street Challenge” obstacle course! Early registration rates for the Street Challenge are available now. The 24th annual AIDS Walk San Diego will take place on Sunday, Sept. 29 in Balboa Park. This inspiring community event is San Diego County’s largest HIV/AIDS fundraiser – generating HIV awareness and much-needed funds for local HIV/AIDS service organizations. It’s vital that we continue to step up and support the approximately 12,500 people living with HIV in our community and show them we care.  For more info, please check out our website at www.AIDSWalkSD.org­ or visit and “like” our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/AIDSWalkSD­. Where: IN BALBOA PARK

*** SUN SEPT 29 2013 ar Fwd: Get crowned in 2013!Reply-To: "The Center's AIDS Walk, Run & Street Challenge" Go the Extra Mile for AIDS Walk and Get Your Crown!  At AIDS Walk, we owe a great debt of gratitude to a very special group of people who register forAIDS Walk, Run & Street Challenge San Diego and set the incredible goal of raising $1,000 for this important community fundraising event.   These dedicated individuals are known as members of the “Extra Mile Club” – and you’ll recognize them as the folks wearing those dazzling and stylish gold crowns on AIDS Walk Sunday.   This year, we’d like to invite you to consider joining the “Extra Mile Club” when you register. Not only will you help us generate much-needed resources for our fight against HIV/AIDS in San Diego, you’ll get crowned, too!  Registration for the 24th annual AIDS Walk & Run San Diego on Sunday, Sept. 29 is now in full swing.   By registering at this time, you’ll have time to meet your fundraising goals whether you walk, run or take the new “Street Challenge Obstacle Course.” And, we will be truly grateful for your commitment and generosity, as will the 12,500 people living with HIV/AIDS in San Diego County.  For more info, or to register, visit our website atwww.AIDSWalkSD.org then visit and “like” our Facebook page atwww.facebook.com/AIDSWalkSD.
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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...­...LAMBDA 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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*** WED OCT 2, 2103 from 6:00-10:00PM In Washington, D.C. " 2013 EVENING with the 21st Annual STARS of ENERGY EFFICIENCY AWARDS DINNER " The Alliance to Save Energy Using Less. Doing more. presents The 2013   Stars of Energy Efficiency Are...   Seven diverse, yet equally outstanding leaders in energy efficicency! Congratulations to the 2013 Star of Energy Efficiency Award Recipients: Secretary of Navy Ray Mabus has been selected by Senator Mark Warner (D-Va.) to receive the prestigious Chairman’s Award for his commitment to helping make the U.S. Navy a global leader in energy efficiency. Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) will receive the Charles H. Percy Award for Public Service for its investments to spur energy efficiency improvements for businesses and homes in 10 Northeastern states. Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) is awarded the Galaxy Star award for implementing a comprehensive sustainability plan which achieved outstanding energy and energy efficiency improvements in the Metro’s fleet and buildings. Lime Energy is the recipient of the Super Nova Star award for its Small Business Direct Install model which works with nine utilities in six states to help small businesses become more energy efficient. Keystone HELP is this year’s Andromeda Star award recipient for providing low-cost financing options to help Pennsylvania residents perform energy-saving ENERGY STAR improvements in their homes. Whirlpool Corporation is this year’s Innovative Star of Energy Efficiency award recipient for introducing a new line of Smart Grid home appliances that will educate consumers on how to avoid peak times to maximize energy efficiency. The Building and Construction Authority of Singapore is receiving the International (I-Star) award for its commitment to achieve a national target of greening at least 80% of the buildings in Singapore by 2030. Join us!  Over 500 industry leaders, including members of Congress, high-ranking administration officials, and titans of industry, will gather on October 2nd at the Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium in Washington, D.C. to raise a glass in recognition of the monumental achievements made by these stellar award winners. Learn more about the 2013 award recipients via the tabs on the dinner homepage: http://www.ase.org/event/2013-evening-stars-energy-efficiency-awards-dinner­ Become a part of this 21st annual celebration by contacting Marcy Devaney for information about sponsorship, tables and seating options. We look forward to seeing you in your black-tie best in October! Where: Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium, Washington D.C
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***WED OCT 2 at 7-8:45PM  " San Diego DFA & San Diego PDA Metro MEETUP • Guest Speaker: TBA . Email: cchangus@san.rr.com­ *Where: Giovanni's restaurant's meeting room, 9353 Clairemont Mesa Blvd., San Diego, CA 92123. (Corner of Clairemont Mesa Blvd. & Ruffin Rd. across from the Voters Registrar's Office). FREE EVENT! ALL ARE WELCOME! Website: www.meetup.com/dfa-23­
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***FRIDAY & SATURDAY ***OCTOBER 4 & 5  *** San Diego County Democratic Convention! *** The registration deadline is just two months away, on September 4, so don't delay! *** WHERE: at Pala Casino & Resort  11154 Highway 76, Pala, CA 92059 (View a schedule and more details at www.sddemconvention.org.) All of the "Package" options below include the reception and dinner on Friday, Convention registration and the luncheon on Saturday, and a guest room at Pala on Friday night. Alternatively, you may pay for the Friday or Saturday events individually, without the overnight stay.   We will email you immediately after you register to gather any other details needed for your reservation.  Feel free to contact the Democratic Party at (858) 277-3367 or info@sddemocrats.org­ for assistance or more details.  REGISTER at: https://secure.actblue.com/page/sddemconvention­
** Registration is now open for the San Diego County Democratic Convention! The registration deadline is just two months away, on September 4, so don't delay! Experience a political convention this October 4-5 that's fun, informative, affordable, and close to home.  We expect space to fill up quickly at our spectacular venue, Pala Casino Spa & Resort, so make your reservation today at the new Convention website:  www.sddemconvention.org­ For as little as $45 you can register for a full day of activities including breakfast, workshops, general sessions, and more.  Or select the All-Inclusive Package for $240 and enjoy a Chair's Reception and dinner on Friday, a guest room Friday night at Pala's award-winning resort, and a special luncheon on Saturday (per person, based on double occupancy). he fifth biennial Convention organized by the San Diego County Democratic Party, this year's event will include participation from many Democrats in neighboring counties, making it Southern California's Democratic event of the year.  You'll meet and hear from statewide and local candidates and elected officials, participate in stimulating trainings and panel discussions, and enjoy networking and socializing with Democrats from throughout the region. The registration deadline is just two months away, on September 4, so don't delay! Sign up at www.sddemconvention.org­ email: info@sddemocrats.org­, or call (858) 277-3367.


***TUES OCT 15  ALL FEMALE MARIACHI CONCERT October 13  On the green at NTC Liberty Station Tickets available on September 1.
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***TUES OCT. 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...­

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***WED NOV 6 at 7-8:45PM " San Diego DFA & San Diego PDA Metro MEETUP " • Guest Speaker: TBA . Email: cchangus@san.rr.com­ *Where: Giovanni's restaurant's meeting room, 9353 Clairemont Mesa Blvd., San Diego, CA 92123. (Corner of Clairemont Mesa Blvd. & Ruffin Rd. across from the Voters Registrar's Office). FREE EVENT! ALL ARE WELCOME! Website: www.meetup.com/dfa-23­
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***WED DEC  4 at 7-8:45PM " San Diego DFA & San Diego PDA Metro MEETUP " • Guest Speaker: TBA . Email: cchangus@san.rr.com­ *Where: Giovanni's restaurant's meeting room, 9353 Clairemont Mesa Blvd., San Diego, CA 92123. (Corner of Clairemont Mesa Blvd. & Ruffin Rd. across from the Voters Registrar's Office). FREE EVENT! ALL ARE WELCOME! Website: www.meetup.com/dfa-23­
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★ ★ ★    II.  BOB FILNER ?     ★ ★ ★

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WELL,  I DO NOT EVEN WANT TO WRITE ABOUT THIS FIASCO!

WE FINALLY GET A DEMOCRATIC MAYOR &  BOB MESSES UP SO BADLY THE LEADING DEMOCRATS ASK HIM TO RESIGN!

GRRR!

I DO NOT EVEN LIKE THINKING ABOUT IT!

HOW SO WE MAKE AN INFORM DECISION WITHOUT THE FACTS?

ONLY A FEW PEOPLE KNOW THE FACTS.  AND THEY HAVE DECIDED.

VERA'S COMMENTS GAVE ME SOME CLARITY.

Dear Occu-Sisters, With Bob Filner’s sincere apology and specific plans for change I believe he deserves a second chance – most of all because our City needs him at a time we have hopes to loosen the grip of the special interests that have had this city in a stranglehold.  The prospect of Todd Gloria being appointed likely had the hotels, SDG&E, developer interests and others licking their chops.  In my view, our City is too important not to give him a second chance.  There is likely little chance that we could have gotten Donna or Lori in that slot.  More likely the powerful special interests would have used this time of turmoil to put their pay-for-play candidate in office.  Then where would we be?  How many more decades would it be while the City is being hollowed out by the greedy profiteers that have been running the city for years? I know we are all very upset right now as I certainly am, but I think we need to look at the big picture.  Who controls our city will affect the daily lives of hundreds of thousands in our community. Do we want more hard earned taxpayer money going to subsidize the profits of millionaire owners and players in their demands for new stadiums – while our infrastructure decays, social /educational services are cut and the chasm between haves and have-nots grows?  Do we want more corporate give-aways of prime city resources as we face increased austerity for the average citizen? When I worked on Filner’s campaign it wasn’t because he was portrayed as a perfect human being – it was because I knew he is a fighter – a fighter for us in the public interest.  That trait is hard to find. Everyone will have to sort through this issue in their own personal way.  For me I want to take the long view – what kind of city and quality of life do we want for the average San Diegan?  The special interests don’t want or need Filner.  They just buy the ethically challenged politicians to get what they want.  We are the ones who need a fighter like Filner.  He may not be the perfect vessel to carry our hopes for a better San Diego, but he’s the best hope we have and I for one want to give him that second chance. Respectfully submitted Vera Moldt

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★ ★ ★ *****  III.  ANNOUNCEMENTS & INFO  ****** ★ ★ ★
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★ # 1.   CPI:   Next Steps: Prevailing Wage at City council! Hi Everyone- Congratulations! Because of Participation and community support from folks like you, the Prevailing Wage Ordinance moved forward out of Rules Committee this past week on June 19th. We had great turnout and community speakers, and we are excited that this is continuing to move forward in a timely matter. But we aren’t done yet, we are going to need more community support at the end of July. We are waiting for the date to be set for the full council hearing and will keep you in the loop.   NEXT STEPS: Full Council, end of July WHERE: City Council-202 C. Street, 12th floor Thank you! *Normita   P.S. In case you haven’t gotten the invite, we are having a Policy and a Pint event tomorrow Wednesday June 26th, 5:30-7:30pm. to celebrate the accomplishments of the Community Budget Alliance this past year. It will be at Nate's Garden Grill (in City Heights) Address: 3120 Euclid Ave (between Home Ave & Ridgeview Dr): https://www.facebook.com/events/490722667673618/?fref=ts­ Norma Rodriguez Organizer Center on Policy Initiatives Cell: 619-957-3557 Office: 619-584-5744 ext. 62 www.onlinecpi.org­ | Connect with CPI on Facebook or Twitter @onlineCPI
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# 3. Good Article in reference Supreme Court Ruling on Voting Rights Act -  ★ ★ ★ FIRST Supreme Court's Citizens United Ruling huff.to/1a5egd2 via @HuffPostLA --- Take That, Citizens United! In a blow against the Supreme Court's Citizens United ruling, the second-largest city in the U.S. sent a strong, if symbolic, message against corporate personhood and unlimited corporate spending on… ★ ★ ★
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# 4. ★ ★ ★ Be looking for notice of Robert Reich’s appearance in North County on Sunday, July 28th. I haven’t heard if a venue has been chosen. He was President Clinton’s Labor Secretary and one of the finer minds in the country. ★ ★ ★
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★ # 5. NO LABELS EVENT: The Problem Solvers are about to do something big.  We’re about to make an announcement, and I want you to be there.   Since I signed on as honorary co-chair of No Labels in January, the coalition has already grown to 78 Democrats and Republicans. We’re not just building trust, we’re ready to solve problems.   Back in West Virginia, Democrats and Republicans working together was just called problem solving -- but in D.C., it’s big news. And with 78 members, we’re turning heads in Washington and across the country.   Will you join me and the Problem Solvers in Washington, D.C., on July 18 for our unveiling?   I don’t want to give away the surprise, but I will tell you the Problem Solvers are doing something very different in Washington.  If you join us, you’ll get to take part in the big unveiling and you will gain access to an exclusive citizens’ training on how to make a difference in Washington and in your district.   Click here to RSVP that you’ll be there, and the folks at No Labels will give you a call to confirm the details.   Can’t wait to see you there. Sen. Joe Manchin P.S. If you can’t come, click here to get an update on July 18 with an exclusive look at what’s happening.  Join  & RSVP: http://hq.nolabels.org/page/s/062713-ap-mi­ Joe Manchin <backoffice@nolabels.org­>
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★ # 6. ALLIANCE FOR NUCLEAR RESPONSIBILIITY <rochelle@a4nr.org­>  Subject:  FIREWORKS AT 77 BEALE STREET!! Reply-To:  Alliance for Nuclear Responsibility <rochelle@a4nr.org­> A4NR kicks off the 4th of July by tossing a lit firecracker under the door at PG&E's headquarters in San Francisco....with the filing of our legal brief on the inability of Diablo Canyon to meet its seismic design basis-our testimony is quite the read-filled with confidential internal memos and covert emails between PG&E and the NRC. Add this to your summer thriller list: (http://a4nr.org/?p=2758­).     It appears Diablo Canyon cannot meet its original seismic safety design basis after the discovery of the Shoreline Fault, and it will take a major breach of law to prevent a likely premature retirement of DCPP.  A4NR is questioning what we see as the cover up of this important issue.  The New Times did an excellent job of covering this design conundrum: http://www.newtimesslo.com/news/9668/calculational-garbage/­ And an editorial: http://www.newtimesslo.com/shredder/9677/regulatory-meltdown/­ At the same time, we are saddened to announce legislation sponsored by A4NR - the Nuclear Energy Planning and Responsibility Act (SB 418) - was defeated in an Assembly committee vote.   Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (the bill's author) never wavered for a moment-she and her staff gave it her "Hannah-Best" effort.  Former Senator Sam Blakeslee made his first appearance in Sacramento to support our bill, and former California Energy Commissioner (and A4NR attorney) John Geesman made excellent arguments. Both The Utility Reform Network (TURN) and the Division of Ratepayer Advocates (DRA) were there in support.  We thank each of these individuals and organizations and are grateful for the time they took to protect ratepayers.   Only Assemblyman Paul Fong voted "yes" at the hearing, with assembly members Nancy Skinner and Das Williams of Santa Barbara adding their "yes" votes while the roll call was still open. Assemblyman Bill Quirk (yep, his real name) is a nuclear physicist who believes the NRC is infallible and the CPUC over-regulated. He was the only member of the committee who volunteered opposing comments and his voice carried weight with so many newly elected representatives.     Other committee members bought into PG&E's story that they had already covered the seismic, waste storage and water impacts in their unsuccessful 2010 application for license renewal.  A4NR found PG&E's argument puzzling as their last study was done  a year before Fukushima and the NRC's new waste policy, so the costs of both events were unknown at the time.  Finally, Scott Wetch, lobbying for the Brotherhood of Electrical Workers and other trade unions stated that their legal analysis showed that this bill would have curtailed current capital improvement projects at the plant, causing massive layoffs. This is not true, and their legal analysis (and its conclusions) somehow never found its way into the legislative background the assembly committee prepared for its members regarding this bill.  If you've seen it, please let us know!!   A4NR won round one with the dismissal of PG&E's 2010 application to fund their license renewal.  PG&E won round two with the demise of SB 418, but we will continue to educate these elected officials at every opportunity.  As all of you know this has been, and will continue to be a long fight, but A4NR is in it to win and we only get stronger.   Next up: Senator Padilla's hearing on "Life without SONGS" will be July 10th in Sacramento, and July 11th Independent Panel for PG&E's seismic studies meets in San Francisco.  A4NR will be at both events, continuing to voice ratepayer concerns. On July 15th we will attend (and our attorney will be on the panel) for the California Energy Commission/CPUC/ISO meeting on SONGS decommissioning and transition to non-nuclear generation in Southern California.   Please continue to join our efforts. This is a long road, but having your support is vital to maintain our ability to keep the public's voice before these decision makers.  Persistence!   In Peace, Rochelle rochelle@a4nr.org­ www.a4nr.org­
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★ # 7. ??? Three Years of the Affordable Care Act: Counting the Benefits, Countdown to Coverage??? www.health-access.org­ Three Years of the Affordable Care Act: Counting the Benefits, Countdown to Coverage A Report on ACA Implementation in California: March 21, 2013 One Million More Californians Covered Under ACA’s New Options Urgent Work for California Policymakers to Continue Our State’s Leadership In Implementing and Improving Health Reform to Be Ready in 2014 In the three years since the enactment of the Affordable Care Act, the law has seen dozens of legislative challenges; judicial challenges leading all the way up to the Supreme Court; and political challenges, including a presidential campaign between two candidates with starkly different positions on whether to move forward with reform. But the Affordable Care Act survived it all.
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★ # 8. REPRESENTATIVE SCOTT PETERS
- DIstrict #52
Washington DC Office
2410 Rayburn HOB
Washington, DC 20515

Phone: 202-225-0508
San Diego District Office
4350 Executive Drive, Ste. 105
San Diego, CA 92121
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★ # 9. ★ 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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★ # 10.

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

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

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★ # 11 . ★ ★ ★ " VOICES OF WOMEN - VOW " ★ EVENTS TO COME IN ★: A Supporters' salon about women and girls as "leaders" featuring VOW's Board Director Debbie Martinez. ***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...­




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★ ★ ★ IV.  LINKS ★ ★ ★
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LINK:  Here are some YouTube links related to last night’s DFA/PDA discussions.  You might want to forward them to the group.   This is the link to “The Dream is Now,” Which is a 30 minute documentary about immigration. http://YouTu.be/zfiInvpjPtI­
LINK: And people might be interested in a one and a half minute video Mike and John put together last year about San Onofre and Brian Bilbray at: http://YouTu.be/HOZhB-I_mqc­
LINK:★ FREE BUMPER STICKER: Democracy for America Liked · 13 hours ago   FREE BUMPER STICKER! Show that you stand with America's future -- Let us know which you would like and we'll put one in the mail. Sign up here: http://bit.ly/12sWV08­
LINK: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4HjZqDIfvN0­ Former Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan will discuss his concerns about the inherent dangers posed by nuclear reactors. He will be joined by former U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission Chair Gregory Jaczko, who has emerged as a leading critic of safety at U.S. nuclear power plants. The Friends of the Earth event will be available live both to reporters in San Diego and via Webcast to members of the news media elsewhere in the U.S. News event speakers will be: The Honorable Naoto Kan, former Prime Minister of Japan from June 2010 to August 2011; Gregory Jaczko, former chair of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission from May 2009 to July 2012; Peter A. Bradford, adjunct professor at the Vermont Law School, a former member of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), and a former utility commission chair in New York and Maine; Arnold "Arnie" Gundersen, chief engineer of the energy consulting company Fairewinds Associates, and a former nuclear power industry executive; and Dave Roberts, County Board of Supervisors, San Diego.  *** FRI JUNE 14 at 7:30PM  What: Join supporters in San Diego to fight to reduce gun violence  Where: 1363 El Prado San Diego, CA 92101  When: Friday, June 14th 7:30 pm    http://my.barackobama.com/Six-Months-Since-Newtown-Events­ Thanks for keeping up the fight,   Kelly  Kelly Byrne
A live Webcast from this news event will be available to reporters outside of San Diego, CA., starting at 8:30 a.m. PDT/11:30 a.m. EDT on June 4, 2013, at http://av4b.com/live/­
http://news.yahoo.com/former-japanese-prime-minister-ex-head-u-nuclear-150000654.html;_ylt=AwrNUbGhg7JRrxUAuAbQtDMD­


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★ # 1.   CPI:   Next Steps: Prevailing Wage at City council! Hi Everyone- Congratulations! Because of Participation and community support from folks like you, the Prevailing Wage Ordinance moved forward out of Rules Committee this past week on June 19th. We had great turnout and community speakers, and we are excited that this is continuing to move forward in a timely matter. But we aren’t done yet, we are going to need more community support at the end of July. We are waiting for the date to be set for the full council hearing and will keep you in the loop.   NEXT STEPS: Full Council, end of July WHERE: City Council-202 C. Street, 12th floor Thank you! *Normita   P.S. In case you haven’t gotten the invite, we are having a Policy and a Pint event tomorrow Wednesday June 26th, 5:30-7:30pm. to celebrate the accomplishments of the Community Budget Alliance this past year. It will be at Nate's Garden Grill (in City Heights) Address: 3120 Euclid Ave (between Home Ave & Ridgeview Dr): https://www.facebook.com/events/490722667673618/?fref=ts­ Norma Rodriguez Organizer Center on Policy Initiatives Cell: 619-957-3557 Office: 619-584-5744 ext. 62 www.onlinecpi.org­ | Connect with CPI on Facebook or Twitter @onlineCPI
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# 3. Good Article in reference Supreme Court Ruling on Voting Rights Act - ★ ★ ★ FIRST Supreme Court's Citizens United Ruling huff.to/1a5egd2 via @HuffPostLA --- Take That, Citizens United! In a blow against the Supreme Court's Citizens United ruling, the second-largest city in the U.S. sent a strong, if symbolic, message against corporate personhood and unlimited corporate spending on… ★ ★
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# 4. ★ ★ ★ Be looking for notice of Robert Reich’s appearance in North County on Sunday, July 28th. I haven’t heard if a venue has been chosen. He was President Clinton’s Labor Secretary and one of the finer minds in the country. ★ ★ ★
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★ # 5. NO LABELS EVENT: The Problem Solvers are about to do something big.  We’re about to make an announcement, and I want you to be there.   Since I signed on as honorary co-chair of No Labels in January, the coalition has already grown to 78 Democrats and Republicans. We’re not just building trust, we’re ready to solve problems.   Back in West Virginia, Democrats and Republicans working together was just called problem solving -- but in D.C., it’s big news. And with 78 members, we’re turning heads in Washington and across the country.   Will you join me and the Problem Solvers in Washington, D.C., on July 18 for our unveiling?   I don’t want to give away the surprise, but I will tell you the Problem Solvers are doing something very different in Washington.  If you join us, you’ll get to take part in the big unveiling and you will gain access to an exclusive citizens’ training on how to make a difference in Washington and in your district.   Click here to RSVP that you’ll be there, and the folks at No Labels will give you a call to confirm the details.   Can’t wait to see you there. Sen. Joe Manchin P.S. If you can’t come, click here to get an update on July 18 with an exclusive look at what’s happening.  Join  & RSVP: http://hq.nolabels.org/page/s/062713-ap-mi­ Joe Manchin <backoffice@nolabels.org­>
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★ # 6. ALLIANCE FOR NUCLEAR RESPONSIBILIITY <rochelle@a4nr.org­>  Subject:  FIREWORKS AT 77 BEALE STREET!! Reply-To:  Alliance for Nuclear Responsibility <rochelle@a4nr.org­> A4NR kicks off the 4th of July by tossing a lit firecracker under the door at PG&E's headquarters in San Francisco....with the filing of our legal brief on the inability of Diablo Canyon to meet its seismic design basis-our testimony is quite the read-filled with confidential internal memos and covert emails between PG&E and the NRC. Add this to your summer thriller list: (http://a4nr.org/?p=2758­).     It appears Diablo Canyon cannot meet its original seismic safety design basis after the discovery of the Shoreline Fault, and it will take a major breach of law to prevent a likely premature retirement of DCPP.  A4NR is questioning what we see as the cover up of this important issue.  The New Times did an excellent job of covering this design conundrum: http://www.newtimesslo.com/news/9668/calculational-garbage/­ And an editorial: http://www.newtimesslo.com/shredder/9677/regulatory-meltdown/­ At the same time, we are saddened to announce legislation sponsored by A4NR - the Nuclear Energy Planning and Responsibility Act (SB 418) - was defeated in an Assembly committee vote.   Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (the bill's author) never wavered for a moment-she and her staff gave it her "Hannah-Best" effort.  Former Senator Sam Blakeslee made his first appearance in Sacramento to support our bill, and former California Energy Commissioner (and A4NR attorney) John Geesman made excellent arguments. Both The Utility Reform Network (TURN) and the Division of Ratepayer Advocates (DRA) were there in support.  We thank each of these individuals and organizations and are grateful for the time they took to protect ratepayers.   Only Assemblyman Paul Fong voted "yes" at the hearing, with assembly members Nancy Skinner and Das Williams of Santa Barbara adding their "yes" votes while the roll call was still open. Assemblyman Bill Quirk (yep, his real name) is a nuclear physicist who believes the NRC is infallible and the CPUC over-regulated. He was the only member of the committee who volunteered opposing comments and his voice carried weight with so many newly elected representatives.     Other committee members bought into PG&E's story that they had already covered the seismic, waste storage and water impacts in their unsuccessful 2010 application for license renewal.  A4NR found PG&E's argument puzzling as their last study was done  a year before Fukushima and the NRC's new waste policy, so the costs of both events were unknown at the time.  Finally, Scott Wetch, lobbying for the Brotherhood of Electrical Workers and other trade unions stated that their legal analysis showed that this bill would have curtailed current capital improvement projects at the plant, causing massive layoffs. This is not true, and their legal analysis (and its conclusions) somehow never found its way into the legislative background the assembly committee prepared for its members regarding this bill.  If you've seen it, please let us know!!   A4NR won round one with the dismissal of PG&E's 2010 application to fund their license renewal.  PG&E won round two with the demise of SB 418, but we will continue to educate these elected officials at every opportunity.  As all of you know this has been, and will continue to be a long fight, but A4NR is in it to win and we only get stronger.   Next up: Senator Padilla's hearing on "Life without SONGS" will be July 10th in Sacramento, and July 11th Independent Panel for PG&E's seismic studies meets in San Francisco.  A4NR will be at both events, continuing to voice ratepayer concerns. On July 15th we will attend (and our attorney will be on the panel) for the California Energy Commission/CPUC/ISO meeting on SONGS decommissioning and transition to non-nuclear generation in Southern California.   Please continue to join our efforts. This is a long road, but having your support is vital to maintain our ability to keep the public's voice before these decision makers.  Persistence!   In Peace, Rochelle rochelle@a4nr.org­ www.a4nr.org­
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★ # 7. Three Years of the Affordable Care Act: Counting the Benefits, Countdown to Coverage www.health-access.org­ Three Years of the Affordable Care Act: Counting the Benefits, Countdown to Coverage A Report on ACA Implementation in California: March 21, 2013 One Million More Californians Covered Under ACA’s New Options Urgent Work for California Policymakers to Continue Our State’s Leadership In Implementing and Improving Health Reform to Be Ready in 2014 In the three years since the enactment of the Affordable Care Act, the law has seen dozens of legislative challenges; judicial challenges leading all the way up to the Supreme Court; and political challenges, including a presidential campaign between two candidates with starkly different positions on whether to move forward with reform. But the Affordable Care Act survived it all.
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★ # 8. REPRESENTATIVE SCOTT PETERS
- DIstrict #52
Washington DC Office
2410 Rayburn HOB
Washington, DC 20515

Phone: 202-225-0508
San Diego District Office
4350 Executive Drive, Ste. 105
San Diego, CA 92121
Phone: 858-455-5550



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★ # 9. ★ 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.



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★ # 10.

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

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

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★ # 11 . ★ ★ ★ " VOICES OF WOMEN - VOW " ★ EVENTS TO COME IN ★: A Supporters' salon about women and girls as "leaders" featuring VOW's Board Director Debbie Martinez. ***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...­
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★ ★ ★ III.  LINKS ★ ★ ★
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LINK:  Here are some YouTube links related to last night’s DFA/PDA discussions.  You might want to forward them to the group.   This is the link to “The Dream is Now,” Which is a 30 minute documentary about immigration. http://YouTu.be/zfiInvpjPtI­
LINK: And people might be interested in a one and a half minute video Mike and John put together last year about San Onofre and Brian Bilbray at: http://YouTu.be/HOZhB-I_mqc­
LINK:★ FREE BUMPER STICKER: Democracy for America Liked · 13 hours ago   FREE BUMPER STICKER! Show that you stand with America's future -- Let us know which you would like and we'll put one in the mail. Sign up here: http://bit.ly/12sWV08­
LINK: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4HjZqDIfvN0­ Former Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan will discuss his concerns about the inherent dangers posed by nuclear reactors. He will be joined by former U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission Chair Gregory Jaczko, who has emerged as a leading critic of safety at U.S. nuclear power plants. The Friends of the Earth event will be available live both to reporters in San Diego and via Webcast to members of the news media elsewhere in the U.S. News event speakers will be: The Honorable Naoto Kan, former Prime Minister of Japan from June 2010 to August 2011; Gregory Jaczko, former chair of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission from May 2009 to July 2012; Peter A. Bradford, adjunct professor at the Vermont Law School, a former member of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), and a former utility commission chair in New York and Maine; Arnold "Arnie" Gundersen, chief engineer of the energy consulting company Fairewinds Associates, and a former nuclear power industry executive; and Dave Roberts, County Board of Supervisors, San Diego.  *** FRI JUNE 14 at 7:30PM  What: Join supporters in San Diego to fight to reduce gun violence  Where: 1363 El Prado San Diego, CA 92101  When: Friday, June 14th 7:30 pm    http://my.barackobama.com/Six-Months-Since-Newtown-Events­ Thanks for keeping up the fight,   Kelly  Kelly Byrne
A live Webcast from this news event will be available to reporters outside of San Diego, CA., starting at 8:30 a.m. PDT/11:30 a.m. EDT on June 4, 2013, at http://av4b.com/live/­
http://news.yahoo.com/former-japanese-prime-minister-ex-head-u-nuclear-150000654.html;_ylt=AwrNUbGhg7JRrxUAuAbQtDMD­
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