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★ ★ ★ I. CALENDAR OF EVENTS ★ ★ ★ II. GOOD NEWS ★ ★ ★ III. ANNOUNCEMENTS ★ ★ ★

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

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*** THERE IS NO SAN DIEGO DFA & PDA MEETUP IN AUGUST ***
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*** Friday, August 8 at 7:30pm(Doors open at 7pm)" Zimmerman’s “Blue Dot Tour” comes to San DieGO) for a performance in a new venue in Clairemont!

" OK folks, time to reserve your seats for this GREAT evening of political satire, musicianship and camaraderie this Friday (Aug 8)!
Roy Zimmerman is a satirical songwriter in the Tom Lehrer/Phil Ochs tradition.
He tours almost constantly, taking his funny songs about fracking, creationism, marijuana laws, government shutdown, same-sex marriage, guns, taxes and abstinence across the country, often playing in some of the least Progressive places in America for the most Progressive people there - the “Blue Dots” he calls them.

" Zimmerman’s “Blue Dot Tour” comes to San Diego - Friday, August 8 at 7:30pm(Doors open at 7pm) for a performance in a new venue in Clairemont, presented by Martha Sullivan.
Suggested Donation is $18 per seat or pay what you can.
Prepay to reserve your seat(s) in this new, intimate venue, at this link:
http://www.brownpaper...­.
★ Where: Martha Sullivan Presents:New House Concert location (View), 4972 Acuna Street , San Diego, CA 92117
Or Pay What You Can at the Door, contact Martha at 858/945-6273 on Friday for availability and directions.
Outside with wine, beer and soft drinks available with a donation bucket, or BYOB. Chairs provided.
Doors open at 7p.
http://sandiegotrouba...­.

Another excerpt from this month's SD Troubadour profile of Roy to wet your appetite for his show this Friday night in my backyard:"But, to be even more succinct, his song… 'This Machine,' which he says is the closest he has come to a mission statement, takes the original saying by Woody Guthrie, 'This Machine Kills Fascists' and Pete Seeger’s equally profound,
This machine surrounds hate and forces it to surrender,' a few steps further as he sings, 'This machine sends fear and ignorance to their fear and doom/This machine drives neo-con, jingoistic, war-mongering, xenophobic, crypto-fascists from the room.
'But, the message beneath is incisive, insightful, and always carries a trace of compassion for those who don’t often find the voice to speak for themselves."

http://sandiegotrouba... dot-tour/#comment-28073.

"Another key to Roy Zimmerman’s tune-filled satire is that his music is really good, drawing from the combined influences of John Lennon, Phil Ochs, the Beach Boys, and Pete Seeger. It’s good time music with a social conscience and its tongue ever placed firmly in its cheek.

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******     *** SAT AUG 9 at 9:30AM - 10:30AM East Area Caucus Meeting The next East County Democratic Caucus Meeting Where: Will be in the middle room at Coco's Restaurant, 1025 Fletcher    Parkway,      El Cajon, 92020, 0930-1030.  Social breakfast, if you would like to order, starts at 9:00.   Contact: eastvc@sddemocrats.org­
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******** *** SAT AUG 9 AT 10:00AM - 2:00PM VOICE OF SAN DIEGO.ORG presents "" POLITIFEST 2014 ~ LIVE WORK LEARN "
Save the Date for Politifest 2014 Saturday, Aug. 9 –
Where: Liberty Station’s Central Promenade, at 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Save Saturday, Aug. 9, for Voice of San Diego’s annual Politifest, a family friendly fe  stival featuring community booths, activities, music, beer and smart conversations about San Diego’s future.
We have a full day of programming scheduled for Politifest so arrive early to drop off your old electronics with our partner C2SDK, park and then visit nearly 50 community booths, the Kid Zone presented by Rita’s Ice of San Diego and the Crux Partners Beer Garden complete with Stone Brewing Co. brews and beer pong!
You can even watch us tape a Live VOSD Radio Show and Extended Podcast in the Cox VOSD Radio Tent.  Don’t forget to stake out your seat by the stage and enjoy the lineup.  This year, we’re focusing on three important fundamentals impacting our region: jobs, schools and housing. All of our programming, from the Idea Tournament to our on-stage interviews, will focus on how to create more jobs, better schools and affordable homes for San Diego’s growing population. Booths Each community is invited to host a booth showcasing their community plans, projects and initiatives.  Volunteers  Join the fun, and see how it all runs with a behind the scene opportunity. Lunch provided. Three hour shifts available, or come all day. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Paula Moore or call 619-550-5670. WHERE: Central Promenade, Liberty Station For more information: http://voiceofsandiego.org/poli­



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*** THURSDAY AUGUST 14 at 7 pm "BACK TO NORMAL" by Anita Rodriguez-Yellin Simons  Join us for a play reading about one young woman facing the choices and challenges of life in 1967. AUTHOR DISCUSSION TO FOLLOW THE READING Space is limited. EMAIL: ashley@womensmuseumca.org­ WHERE: ALL EVENTS WILL BE HELD AT THE WOMEN'S MUSEUM OF CALIFORNIA 2730 Historic Decatur Rd, Barracks 16, San Diego, 92016 at NTC Liberty Station
Please reserve by email or by calling 619 233-7963
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SUNDAYS *** OTHER FEMINIST FLICKS SCREENED ON *********
★ SUNDAY at 2 pm August 10 - Building Resiliency
★ SUNDAY August 17 - Makers: Women Who Make America
★ SUNDAY,  August 24 - Sisters of '77
★ SUNDAY, August 31 - Some American Feminists
★Mark your calendars! Come join the discussions!
EMAIL: ashley@womensmuseumca.org­
WHERE: ALL EVENTS WILL BE HELD AT THE WOMEN'S MUSEUM OF CALIFORNIA 2730 Historic Decatur Rd, Barracks 16, San Diego, 92016 at NTC Liberty
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*** SATURDAY AUGUST 16 at 9:00AM  -  6:00PM " Climate Change Workshop " Learn. Organize. Act. Build a social movement for climate justice. Ages 15-35. WHERE: Pt. Loma. Info / application -- Info / RSVP go to: SanDiego350.org <volunteer@sandiego350.org­>
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Dear Carol,
This year in San Diego we've seen extreme drought, the hottest spring on record, wildfires in May. The climate movement needs all the people-power it can get!
On August 16th, we are holding a one-day workshop to empower the next generation of change-makers. If you're a young person who wants to help grow the climate movement in San Diego, you should check it out.
WHAT:
Workshop to equip San Diego’s next generation of activists, including trainings, speaker panel, discussions, and optional happy hour
WHEN: Saturday, August 16th, 8:30 am - 5:45 pm
WHERE: Liberty Station, San Diego, CA
Click here for more info, including program outline and list of speakers.
This is going to be a great organizing crash course, as well as an opportunity to connect with other young climate activists in your area. The day will include sessions on political power, social movements, activist tactics, communications, and more.
This workshop is specially geared toward activists under 35. If you know a young person who'd be a good fit, help us spread the word by forwarding this message. (Note: similar workshops for all ages coming soon - stay tuned). It's $15 (or pay-what-you-can), which includes breakfast, lunch, snacks, and one happy-hour drink. Space is limited, so you're encouraged to apply ASAP.

Apply today to participate in the workshop! Share our facebook event.

Questions? Contact Emily Wier at emilyw@sandiego350.org­.
Global Power Shift, Istanbul, 2013
Please visit our website & check us out on facebooktwitter, & google+ to stay in touch! Email us to find a carpool to an event, or with any questions. See you soon!

The SanDiego350 team


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*** MONDAY AUGUST 20 at 7:00 p.m. MEET Catherine Thomasson, MD Executive Director for PSR presents " Program topics: Humanitarian Impacts Initiative of Nuclear Weapons ~ PSR Climate Change Initiatives. " Will you join me for a Physicians for Social Responsibility(PSR) gathering for dessert and discussion? Please join us Wednesday, August 20th at 7pm Where: At the Home of Mr. David Harris 12774 Via Donada, Del Mar. Space is limited, please RSVP! To register go to: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1291751700460087041­ or email: Physicians for Social Responsibility at Email: <psrnatl@psr.org> Or Call: Phone: 202.667.4260    Fax: 202.667.4201 Program topics: Humanitarian Impacts Initiative of Nuclear Weapons PSR Climate Change Initiatives I'm looking forward to meeting you and discussing the great opportunities we have right now on our issues. Our international Humanitarian Impact Initiative supporting our work on the abolition of nuclear weapons is going strong. Likewise, climate change is finally being addressed nationally, so we need to keep the health voice front and center. Please reply directly to me if you’re interested in taking more action but are unable to come. We'll include you in follow up emails or calls. Thanks for your participation in PSR. Catherine Thomasson, MD Executive Director
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*** SATURDAY AUGUST 23 at 9:30AM to 11:00AM  Our Moderator is Attorney CRAIG SHERMAN.The first is a workshop on " Clean Elections Campaign August 2014  ~  The title is “Learn the tools and rules to protect your Neighborhood - Things you should know about government decision-making before its too late!”  ... " Where: at the First Unitarian/Universalist Church in Hillcrest. “Never believe that a few caring people can't change the world. For, indeed, that's all who ever have.” Margaret Mead   Hi Everyone I love this quote by Margaret Mead because I think it is so true. And that’s why I want to thank you for your continued support of clean elections. Your support and help will allow us to bring this fundamental reform to San Diego.  And when we do, we will jumpstart clean elections reform for the state of California.  And when we enact clean elections throughout the state, we will jumpstart the national effort.  Don’t hesitate to contact me if you have a question or suggestion. John Hartley, Coordinator: 619-299-8870 Neighborhoods for Clean Elections.
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*** SATURDAY AUGUST 23 at 11:30am - 1:30pm The San Diego County Green Party will hold it's next monthly meeting on August 23rd at the Joyce Beers Center at 11:30 AM. We will be discussing the party's recommendations for a November Voter Guide. When: August 23, 2014 Time: 11:30 AM Where: Joyce Beers Community Center, Hillcrest, San Diego (near the Trader Joe's)




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********* *** MONDAY AUG 24 at 10:00AM - 11:00AM ' REGISTER NEW CITIZENS in CHULA VISTA ' VOLUNTEERS NEEDED at the NATURALIZATION CEREMONY  " Please RSVP if you will be able to attend email   sdvoter@gmail.com. We'll bring the supplies and train new volunteers. All you need to do is to show up! Where: Chula Vista Email sdvoter@gmail.com for more information




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*** WEDNESDAY AUGUST 27 at 10:00AM - 12:00PM " REGISTER NEW CITIZENS in DOWNTOWN SAN DIEGO - VOLUNTEERS NEEDED at the NATURALIZATION CEREMONY at SD DOWNTOWN " Please RSVP if you will be able to attend email : sdvoter@gmail.com. We'll bring the supplies and train new volunteers. All you need to do is to show up! Where: CIVIC PLAZA CENTER THEATRE , 2ND AVE & " B " STREET, SD 92101 Parking is free with validation. It is just 1 block from the Civic Center Plaza. Additionally, the "C" Street trolley stops adjacent to the Plaza.  Email sdvoter@gmail.com for more information.
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*** THURSDAY AUG 28 AT 10:00 AM TO 2:00PM "SAN DIEGO HEALTH AND WELLNESS RESOURCE AND CAREER FAIR"   Kare4Amer* will be hosting a Health & Wellness Event  At the Joe & Vi Jacobs Center 404 Euclid Ave, San Diego, CA 92114 ( In the Community Room)  Our event caters our local community, families and individuals, militaryveterans and more, who are seeking more information in the Healthcarerelated field or simply finding out information on quality and affordablehealthcare. WHERE: Joe and Vi Jacobs Center, 404 Euclid Ave, San Diego, CA 92114 REPLY TO:   catrinaturnerjohnson@gmail.com­
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***Thursday, August 28 at 6 pm " The Political Arena  Making change in the 1960s and 1970s took more than Marching. " It was necessary to the Movement's success  to enter the political arena in order to make change from within.  How did a small group of women make that happen? Come find out!   Share your stories! Panel Presentation and Discussion EMAIL: ashley@womensmuseumca.org­ WHERE: ALL EVENTS WILL BE HELD AT THE WOMEN'S MUSEUM OF CALIFORNIA 2730 Historic Decatur Rd, Barracks 16, San Diego, 92016 at NTC Liberty Station
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*** SATURDAY, AUGUST August 30, 2014,  AT1-4 pm (maybe going later)
WHERE: Che Cafe at UCSD
WHAT: first,  fund raising event for the CHE Cafe Collective defense fund, and first, a Launch event for the new UCSD co-ops and collectives alumni group, and also the first meeting (and naming decision) for our new alumni group Menu and cost and pre-registration tba Please contact Jesse at the Che Cafe at thechecafe@gmail.com­ to get on our list for updates.
Please contact Monty at mkroopkin@juno.com if you will volunteer to help organize this event.
The event will include lunch, conversation, live music and a benefit for the Che Cafe.  Lunch will be catered by the Che Cafe.

The new group we envision will initially be independent of the official Alumni Association.  We may seek recognition as a sub-group of the association once we have established ourselves.  Previous attempts to get recognition first (and access to the association newsletter, etc.) have been unsuccessful.  The time is ripe, and we will just have to take direct action.   We hope to gather together a group of former students who worked in any of the co-ops and collectives on campus, as well as alumni who support the UCSD co-ops and the growth of the co-ops at the campus (whether one worked in one of the co-ops or not).  We want to embrace a broad alumni community which understands cooperatives and collectives to include:   The Indicator/Crazy Times/North Star/New Indicator Collective The Lumumba-Zapata (Third) College General Assembly (1969-72) The child Daycare Cooperative The Bike Co-op Groundwork Books Collective The Food Co-op The Recycling Co-op The Student Cooperative/Student Cooperative Union The Women's Resource Center collective The Che Cafe Collective The General Store Co-op Alternative Visions Collective Voz Fronteriza    and other groups (and we ask people to nominate the groups we need to reach out for)     Solidarity, Arnie Schoenberg and Monty Kroopkin


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*** WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 3 at 7PM - 9PM   ' San Diego DFA & PDA MEETUP ' Speakers to be Announced & the Agenda WHERE: GIOVANNI'S PIZZA RESTAURANT MEETING ROOM, 9353 CLAIREMONT MESA BLVD, SAN DIEGO, 92123 (CORNER OF CLAIREMONT MESA BLVD * & RUFFIN ROAD )

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*** SAT & SUN  SEPT 26-28 In Recognition of 25 years of AIDS Walk, The San Diego LGBT Community Center has announced a special slate of events. The silver anniversary weekend will take place September 26-28. AIDS Walk & Run will take place on Saturday, September 27, with additional community events throughout the weekend.  DETAIL INFORMATION IS UNDER ANNOUNCEMENTS  SECTION BELOW... ANNOUNCEMENTS #5.
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*** SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 28 at   2:00 - 4:00pm  " Garden Party Sept. 28 to Elect Democrats! Look Who's "Slated to "Win!" I'll give you three great reasons to attend our "Slated to Win" Garden Party on Sunday, September 28, in La Jolla.   1) You'll help us reach more than 250,000 voters with a "slate" mail piece listing our endorsed candidates. Funds raised at this event will be used to send our Democratic Voter Guide countywide. This is how we won 71% of our races in 2012, and we can do it again with your help.  2) You'll meet our next two new Democratic statewide leaders -- Sen. Alex Padilla, running for Secretary of State, and Board of Equalization Member Betty Yee, running for State Controller. These are open seats, very important positions, and competitive races.  3) You'll enjoy an afternoon with food, beverages, and fellow Democrats at a lovely home in La Jolla Farms. (See sponsorship opportunities here.)   Please sign up for "Slated to Win" today: www.sddemocrats.org/win­ Your attendance and personal contribution will help us send slate mail pieces to 200 Democratic households -- enough votes to win a close election. Bring a friend and make it 400! I urge you to contribute even if you can't attend.   Hosted by Lynn, Mike, and Josh Bruser, the party will be held September 28 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. at ★Where: 9883 La Jolla Farms Rd., La Jolla .
For more information, you can email rsvp@sddemocrats.org­ or call (858) 277-3367.     SEN. PADILLA   BOE MEMBER YEE
I hope you'll save the date and RSVP early for this special event! You'll have a wonderful time and support a worthy cause by helping our Democratic candidates from the top to the bottom of the ticket.   Truly,  Francine Busby Chair, San Diego County Democratic Party



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★ ★ ★ MONDAY OCTOBER 20 2014  ★ ★ ★ DEADLINE TO REGISTER! FOR NOVEMBER GENERAL ELECTION ★ ★ ★   Where: San Diego County Registrar-Voter, Ruffin Court, San Diego, CA 92123 ★ ★ ★
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***  TUESDAY OCTOBER 21 at 7PM - 9PM ' CENTRAL COMMITTEE MEETING ' Where: IBEW Union Hall, located at 4545 Viewridge St., San Diego, 92123 ALL MEMBERS All of the Central Committee are expected to attend this meeting; if you are not able to attend, please make sure your designated alternate is attending.   Our Central Committee is the governing body of the County Democratic Party as defined in the California Government Code and Elections Code. It is comprised of local Democrats elected by voters in each Assembly District, as well as partisan-level Democratic elected officials and nominees.   This group conducts the County Party's general business, approves its budget, coordinates Democratic campaign activity, and endorses candidates for local offices.


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*** SATURDAY OCT 25 at 7:00 to 10:00PM  " Nightmare on Normal Street " Where: Follow the crowd down to Normal & Harvey Milk Street for the original community fundraiser for The Center - Nightmare On Normal Street! Join your ever-entertaining emcee The Outrageous Nicole and DJ John Joseph for an evening of fun and frightfulness, 7-10 pm, Saturday, Oct. 25. Practice your runway walk with the San Diego Club Kids & The ToyBox Dolls at 7 pm and don't forget to register for the costume contest and a chance at the $1000 prize! Contest registration closes at 8:15 pm. General Admission is $10. VIP tickets (available online only) are $50 and include complimentary drinks. Come join us for the biggest Halloween party in Hillcrest and support The Center! This is a 21+ event with adult content. ID is required. Find out more and buy your tickets online at events.thecentersd.org/nightmare­.



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★ ★ ★ TUESDAY NOVEMBER 4, 2014 ★ ★ ★ GENERAL ELECTION ★ ★ ★


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★ ★ ★ II.  GOOD NEWS         ★ ★ ★



#1. Josh Nelson via CREDO Mobilize <organize@credoaction.com­> Victory: You helped stop Walgreens' tax-dodging scheme!
Yep, you read that right. Walgreens is dropping its plan to dodge more than $4 billion in taxes by changing its corporate address. We want to thank you for taking action. We took on powerful shareholders like Goldman Sachs and demanded that Walgreens executives listen to community stakeholders. And they heard us. This victory shows that when we organize, we win. Of course, Walgreens isn’t the only company using this scheme to dodge billions of dollars in taxes. That’s why I'll continue fighting for tax fairness legislation and administrative action with ONE Northside and National People's Action to ensure that big corporations can’t dodge taxes through gimmicks like tax inversion. I hope you'll join me. To learn more about how you can stay involved, visit our website or follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Thanks Eugene Yong Lim
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#2. From: Maria Tchijov, MoveOn.org Political Action <moveon-help@list.moveon.org­>
Subject: Huge update: President Obama speaks out to save the Internet Priority!
President Obama just spoke out forcefully in favor of real Net Neutrality—the first time he's weighed in since the FCC proposed rules that would end the open Internet.   This could be a turning point. But we need to know if Sens. Boxer and Feinstein are with the president on protecting the Internet from a corporate takeover.   Can you call Sens. Boxer and Feinstein today? Tell them: "President Obama just made clear that he opposes plans to turn the Internet into a pay-to-play scheme. I urge Sens. Boxer and Feinstein to join President Obama and other Senate Democrats in opposing the FCC's current plan and publicly stating support for real Net Neutrality."  Senator Barbara Boxer Phone: (202) 224-3553  Senator Dianne Feinstein Phone: (202) 224-3841 Report Your Call! Dear MoveOn member, President Obama just said something huge about Net Neutrality, and it could be a gamechanger.
For the first time since the FCC unveiled its disastrous plan to allow a corporate takeover of the Internet earlier this year, President Obama answered our call to speak up to save the Internet.  1  This is significant progress in the fight to restore and protect Net Neutrality. If we seize the moment, this could be a turning point.
Here's what President Obama said: I personally, the position of my administration... is that you don't want to start getting a differentiation in how accessible the Internet is to different users.  You want to leave it open so the next Google and the next Facebook can succeed.
If enough members of Congress—especially Democrats in the Senate—join with the President, we can solidify the political support needed for the FCC to change course.   Can you call Senators Barbara Boxer and Dianne Feinstein today?   Tell them: "President Obama just made clear that he opposes plans to turn the Internet into a pay-to-play scheme. I urge Sens. Boxer and Feinstein to join President Obama and other Senate Democrats in opposing the FCC's current plan and publicly stating support for real Net Neutrality."     Here's where to call:   Senator Barbara Boxer Phone: (202) 224-3553  Senator Dianne Feinstein Phone: (202) 224-3841 Then, please report your call by clicking here:  http://pol.moveon.org/call?tg=FSCA_2.FSCA_1&cp_id=2119&id=99485-3409741-nkqSn%3Dx&t=2­
The FCC is making decisions this year that will affect the future of the Internet. President Obama's comments could motivate the three Democrats who sit on the FCC—all of whom President Obama appointed—to reconsider the plan that they're advancing, which would turn the Internet into a two-tier system with a fast lane for the big companies that can afford to pay, and a slow lane for the rest of us.   In July, twelve Senate Democrats sent a letter to FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler—a Democrat appointed by President Obama—urging the FCC to change course and pursue the solution that truly protects Net Neutrality, by treating the Internet as a public utility.2 Sens. Boxer and Feinstein didn't sign the letter, but it's not too late for them to speak up—the FCC is reviewing comments and hasn't issued its final decision yet.
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★ ★ ★ III.   ANNOUNCEMENTS      ★ ★ ★


#1.  FROM: John Hartley, Coordinator ~ Neighborhoods for Clean Elections
... And finally, how long has it been since you wrote a letter to the editor? Could you write a letter to the Union/Tribune in support of clean elections?  The Union/Tribune  has printed our letters in the past and letters to the editor have an impact.  And with e mail, it just takes a few minutes.   .................... Write your letter  as short or long as you like.  Include your name, address and a day time phone number (they will not publicize your phone number.  They will use it to call you to confirm that you wrote the letter if they decide to print your letter) - When complete, e-mail your letter to letters@uniontrib.com­ - Thanks  being willing to take action! .................. Call me! Don’t hesitate to contact me if you have a question or suggestion.  John Hartley, Coordinator: 619-299-8870 Neighborhoods for Clean Elections
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#2. SUGGESTION FROM NEW SD DFA MEMBER NANCY:  Place on the Agenda???   Love that the group discusses everything for Cowsipacy to judge elections! Wanted to share: http://endpartisanship.org/­ as a possible next topic of discussion. The idea of renewing the individual's right of voting ie open primaries--one not pre-conditioned by the power of political powers and filters. Might be interesting to discuss if it could reach the "passive participants" of democracy. Let me know your thoughts! Excited for the next meeting nonetheless.

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#3. From: "Roger Hickey, Campaign for America's Future" <manager@ourfuture.org­> Subject: The Social Security Administration has lost its mind. The They’re about to close dozens of field offices. But don’t worry, they say. Seniors will use their smartphones or laptops if they need help.  The SSA may think they’ve got a great money saving idea, but this could be disaster for seniors with vision problems or arthritis, or those who can’t afford a computer. Social Security is a great system, but it’s often complex. While many seniors are expert computer users, others will struggle.  Our parents and grandparents deserve to have a human face to guide them. They’ve done too much for us to be abandoned now. Please sign our petition demanding the Social Security Administration keep community field offices open. It’s the least we can do. To Sign Go To: https://takeaction.ourfuture.org/action/soc_closures­
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#4. Please save the date:  WHEN: SATURDAY, AUGUST August 30, 2014,  AT1-4 pm (maybe going later)

WHERE: Che Cafe at UCSD
WHAT: first,  fund raising event for the CHE Cafe Collective defense fund, and first, a Launch event for the new UCSD co-ops and collectives alumni group,  and also the first meeting (and naming decision) for our new alumni group Menu and cost and pre-registration tba Please contact Jesse at the Che Cafe at thechecafe@gmail.com­ to get on our list for updates.
Please contact Monty at mkroopkin@juno.com if you will volunteer to help organize this event.


The event will include lunch, conversation, live music and a benefit for the Che Cafe.  Lunch will be catered by the Che Cafe.   The new group we envision will initially be independent of the official Alumni Association.  We may seek recognition as a sub-group of the association once we have established ourselves.  Previous attempts to get recognition first (and access to the association newsletter, etc.) have been unsuccessful.  The time is ripe, and we will just have to take direct action.   We hope to gather together a group of former students who worked in any of the co-ops and collectives on campus, as well as alumni who support the UCSD co-ops and the growth of the co-ops at the campus (whether one worked in one of the co-ops or not).  We want to embrace a broad alumni community which understands cooperatives and collectives to include:   The Indicator/Crazy Times/North Star/New Indicator Collective The Lumumba-Zapata (Third) College General Assembly (1969-72) The child Daycare Cooperative The Bike Co-op Groundwork Books Collective The Food Co-op The Recycling Co-op The Student Cooperative/Student Cooperative Union The Women's Resource Center collective The Che Cafe Collective The General Store Co-op Alternative Visions Collective Voz Fronteriza    and other groups (and we ask people to nominate the groups we need to reach out for)     Solidarity, Arnie Schoenberg and Monty Kroopkin
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# 5. Go, Team, Go!

This year’s 25th Annual AIDS Walk & Run San Diego will take place on Saturday, Sept. 27 – and teams are already forming, so start planning now!

“Teams are a vital part of the fun and the fundraising at AIDS Walk San Diego,” said Ian Johnson, The Center’s director of special events. “Last year, teams helped raise 70 percent of the total funds raised. It’s also a really fun way to participate and truly make a difference for people impacted by HIV/AIDS.”

Teams can range from two members to more than 1,000 walkers. Those teams that register 10 or more participants or raise $1,000 by Monday, Sept. 22 will also earn the highly-coveted yellow shoe placard with the team name emblazoned on it.

Team members can participate in the Walk, the 10K run or the new 5K fun run. Your team can also compete for Best Team Theme and for the Best Team T-shirts.

To provide additional support for teams, we will host special team leader workshops, which are a great way to meet fellow team leaders and learn about online fundraising and team recruitment. Participation in team leader workshops is optional, but recommended.

Upcoming workshops will take place at The Center (3909 Centre St.) on the following dates:



  • Thursday, July 31    8-9 am and 6-7 pm
  • Thursday, Aug. 14    8-9 am and 6-7 pm
  • Thursday, Sept. 9    8-9 am and 6-7 pm

To register for the workshops, please contact Ian Johnson at 619.692.2077 x247 or aidswalk@thecentersd.org­.


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#7.      From: MM... Tomato Garden: good story...
*( with all the troubles in the world... time to smile, cc )
Tomato Garden:
An older Italian man lived alone in New Jersey .

He wanted to plant his annual tomato garden, but it was very difficult work,
as the ground was too hard.
His only son, Vincent, who used to help his father in the garden, was in prison.

So the father wrote to Vincent and described his  predicament:
Dear Vincent, I am feeling pretty sad, because it  looks like I won't be able to plant my tomato garden this year.
I'm just getting too old to be  digging up a garden plot. I know if you were here my troubles would be over.
I know you would  be happy to dig the plot for me, like in the old days. Love, Papa
A  few days later he received a letter from his son, Vincent. Dear Pop, Don't dig up that garden. That's where the bodies are buried. Love, Vinnie
At  4 a.m. the next morning, FBI agents and local  police arrived and dug up the entire area without  finding any bodies.

They apologized to the old man and left.

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#8. From: Carol Changus <cchangus@san.rr.com

Subject: Even Lincoln was did some awful political favors! This one of the worst one that cost Thousands of Lives!!!

I thought you might like this : http://video.kpbs.org/video/2365281276/­


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#9.
Brothers and Sisters,
The NASSCO Shipyard has announced it will need to hire about 1,000 new employees during the next 18 months across all trades. Union  families are encouraged to apply at nassco.com or at the Shipyard  Workers union hall at 616 National City Blvd. National City, CA 91950.  The entry level trainees start at $11.00-$13.00 per hour with full  benefits and the journeyman pay rate is $24.17 an hour. Please forward this information to those you think would be interested.  For questions, call (619) 477-7373.  Best,   Cassie Purdy Executive Assistant |Affiliate Coordinator San Diego and Imperial Counties Labor Council, AFL-CIO 3737 Camino Del Rio South, Suite 403 | San Diego, CA  92108 Cell: (619) 569-4284 |Office (619) 228 -8101
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