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AGENDA: The San Diego Democracy for America June 4, 2008 Meetup & Barbara Cummings ~ Carlos Arredondo

From: Carol C.
Sent on: Monday, June 2, 2008 11:02 PM
The San Diego Democracy for America June 4, 2008 Meetup


*II. Guest Speaker: WADE DOUGLAS:SD radio fixture since 1969 with a small detour as an NBC TV assignment editor for three years in the mid-90's at 7/39. Spent much of my San Diego radio career at KSDO and KOGO,. Also. he worked for most stations in town, including KGB in its heyday and a stint as news director at KSON.

**IV. GUEST & SD DFA MEMBER: JESS DURFEE, Chair, SDCDP ~ Postcard Writing Campaign to DNC Committee members to have the Very FIRST San Diego County Representative on the next DNC Committee EVER!


*Moderator: CARL MANASTER, Our Impeachment Guy

I. ANNOUNCEMENTS: Updates, Intros-new members, issues:
*A. Emails
*B. New members
*C. This summer, Democracy for America is sending at least nine activists to the **"Netroots Nation" Convention in Austin, TX.
*D. Judy Ki: short presentation for endorsement of the Prevention of Farm Animal Cruelty Act

II.Guest Speaker: WADE DOUGLAS, A SD Media Fixture since 1969. He will speaking on Media & will be leading the Political Discussion of June 3 Primary & Presidential Elections.

III. SD DFA 's Focus till Nov. 4, 2008; Goals, Topics & Speaker Suggestions

IV. GUEST & SD DFA MEMBER: JESS DURFEE, Chair, SDCDP ~ Postcard Writing Campaign to help Jess Durfee become a FIRST member of the DNC Committee EVER! Requested by Kelly King & Carlene Johnson

V. ROUND ROBIN: This Segment is where everyone may speak on any issue for one or two minutes. Please keep, statements brief so that we may accommodate everyone before 9pm

*** Barbara Cummings wrote: ~ Carlos Arredondo ***

Thanks, Carol, that's fine, I really appreciate it. If everyone just sent ten bucks the truck would be on the road again.

Many of you have met Carlos or heard of him.

Carlos Arredondo has traveled thousands of miles with his pick up truck decorated as a memorial to his son Alex who died in Iraq . I remember when I first heard about his action as a distraught father who set himself on fire when he heard the news of his son's death. An article about Carlos appears on the Nation website:[masked]/richards

Since then, as a member of Military Families Speak Out, I have come to know and love Carlos and his wife Melida as two dedicated activists for peace. You can read about Carlos' actions for peace on Amy Goodman's web site:

They have taken every opportunity and often at great personal expense to remind people of the true cost of war. They have traveled to every demonstration, vigil, poltiical rally, memorial and meeting with politicians to tell their story of loss, and the deep concern they feel for others who have suffered or daily face the possible loss of a family member to this endless occupation of Iraq.

Now it's time for all of us to help put his (OUR) truck back on the road where it belongs. $20 collected from one hundred people should do it! If the travel weary truck cannot be repaired one more time, the money will go to the down payment on a new or newer truck.[/color ]

One of our friends kicked in $200 dollars and that should inspire us all to chip in a $10 or $20. I have been with Carlos in several cities and states. His display to his son in awesome and his quiet gentle manner encourages people to gather. He is all about peace and has spoken and calmed people I would not have even bothered with.

So, if you can, please join us in the task of getting the truck fixed and back on the road. If you want to call then, here is the number -[masked]

Please make out checks to Carlos Arredondo and send them to me so I can present them in a lump sum- Sarah Fuhro, 8 Abbott Road Natick, Ma 01760

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