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The San Diego Democracy for America April Meetup

Our Guest Speaker is "James O. Goldsborough", an award-winning writer with a 40-year career in journalism, specializing in foreign affairs. He will discuss "The State of the Economy, the Bush Legacy, and the Problems Obama Faces.” *He will also touch upon his newly released book, “Misfortunes of Wealth.” He is still on a book tour and will bring books to sell. Anyone interested may pay by check or cash* AGENDA APRIL 1, 2009 MEETUP

Moderator: Carl Manaster, Our Impeachment Guy is Back!!!!

I. Announcements:
A. National DFA 4 Questions
B. UPDATE: 1. SDG&E/Sempra's proposed Sunrise Powerlink/
C. CPRadio:3 Committees had a meeting in LA
D. Update: Blackwater -2 events: see below
E.. New members: Paul, Jeanne, Jennifer, Miriam B., Gail, Cristina, life. Greg, Mohamed, Kira, Pat W. & Elizabeth S.
*Re-registered members:Carl, Carlene, Judy Ki, Stan Fowler
* automatically removes members names, if the member has not been on our SD DFA website
at least once every six months. Just RSVP Yes or No just once every six months, to remain on our members list.

II. Brief Report: Howard Dean is Back at the Helm of National DFA! Dean's first priority > Healthcare Reform. Howard Dean would like You to Sign Up at his new website: ~ your friends, too! "If Barack Obama's healthcare plan gets changed to exclude a public option like Medicare, then it i s not healthcare reform. Legislation rises and falls on whether the American public is allowed to choose a universally available public option or not." ... Dr. Howard Dean, Founder, Democracy For America.

III. Guest Speaker: Our Guest Speaker is "James O. Goldsborough". He has worked with many newspapers, including, San Jose Mercury-News and San Diego Union-Tribune. Currently, he writes a column for the Voice of San Diego, James O. Goldsborough will discuss "The State of the Economy, the Bush Legacy, and the Problems Obama Faces.” He will also touch upon his newly released book, *“Misfortunes of Wealth.” He is still on a book tour and will bring books to sell. Anyone interested can pay by check or cash*

He was named the Edward R. Murrow fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations for the year[masked], and served as senior associate and director of European projects at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace in 1979-1983. While at Carnegie, he wrote “Rebel Europe: How America Can Live with a Changing Continent” (Macmillan, 1982). The book was acclaimed by Sen. J.W. Fulbright, chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, as “the most perceptive and profound analysis of the reasons why the influence and prestige of the United States have suffered such a decline during the last twenty years.” IV. President Obama's New Organization ~ Obama's new organization w/SD DFA 2009 goals & SDCDP 2009 goals. San Diego Obama website:

V. Round Robin: Everyone may speak on any issue for 1-2 minutes. Please keep statements brief so that we may accommodate everyone before 9pm EVENTS: more Info> *Don't Forget! APRIL:
Thurs, Apr 2nd, 2:00 - 4:00 pm., Blackwater Teach-in. Ray Lutz presents the history of Blackwater. In Room 214, Southwestern College, 900 Otay Lakes Road, Chula Vista 91910. Info: Ray Lutz at[masked] or [masked];

Wed, Apr 15th, protest at 6:30 pm, meeting at 7:00 pm. Protest/Comment against Blackwater-Xe/Southwestern College Agreement. Coronado Unified School District Meeting Room, 201 Sixth St., Coronado 92118. Info: or Ray Lutz at[masked] or [masked].

SAT, April 18th, SDDWC, Scholarship Tea, info: Tickets>Call Jessica 619-200-4612

Sunday, April 19th, EarthFair 2009. . Balboa Park, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

SUN, Apr 19th, NOON-6PM Action Summit: Reclaiming Our Voices; ACLU presents. Rep. John Lewis(D-Alanta), a civil rights icon, gifted orator, will deliver the keynote address! @Jacobs Center for Neighborhood Innovation, 404 Euclid Avenue, S.D.92114. Details at http://aclusandiego.o...

Friday thru Sunday, April 24-26, CDP Convention -- Sacramento

MAY 2ND:SDCDP Roosevelt Dinner. VIP:5:30, General: 6PM *7PM Dinner & Program. At Holiday Inn-Bay,1355 N. Harbor Dr.* To rsvp. Please call Kendra at SD County Democratic Office, 858-277-3367

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  • Jerry

    It was very well run and we had an ecellent and important guest speaker

    April 2, 2009

  • Carol C.

    Good Speaker! Good Conversations! Smart & Kind Members!!!

    April 2, 2009

  • Mary P.

    Great Speaker! Great conversations! Enjoyable!!! Smart and kind members!

    April 2, 2009

  • Lory

    As usual the meeting was masterly in organization of a terrific program. Not a minute wasted. Extremely interesting and intellectually envigorating discussions. Members are extraordinarily informed on pulic policy issues at local, state, and national levels. The guest speaker, James Oliver Goldsborough, was brilliant in his breadth of experience and vitality in stories of his journalism career, media, and politics.

    April 1, 2009

  • A former member
    A former member

    Nice location, good format, nice mixture of people I know and like and people I met for the first time, great speaker and good food. Like that it was pretty much kept to about 2 hours.

    April 1, 2009

  • Gail M.

    Thanks for such an interesting speaker and lively discussion.

    April 1, 2009

  • mohamed

    it's very nice

    March 17, 2009

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