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From: Carol C.
Sent on: Friday, August 17, 2012 6:40 PM



*******AUGUST ~ 2012********
***SAT AUG 18 & SUN AUG 19 ~ Grassroots Organizing Works -- Get Trained This Weekend! When our Grassroots Organizing Team volunteers talk to voters, those voters are more likely to turn out, and the difference helps all of our candidates. Attend an upcoming GO Team orientation and you can help mobilize Democrats in your community! Events will be held this Saturday, Aug. 18: in Coronado (10:30 a.m.) & in La Mesa (2:00 p.m.), and Sunday, Aug. 19: in Kearny Mesa (3:00 p.m.). For details, go to or call (858) 277-3367.

***SAT AUG 18 at 10:00AM YOU'RE
INVITED to join DAVE ROBERTS, CANDIDATE FOR SUPERVISOR DISTRICT #3 ~ to the GRAND OPENING of the ESCONDIDO DEMOCRATIC 2012 CAMPAIGN OFFICE " Campaign Office Opening in Escondido You're invited to the opening of the Escondido campaign office of Dave Roberts -- the Democratic candidate for Board of Supervisors District 3 -- on Saturday, Aug. 18, at 10:00 a.m. A portion of the office will be available for other Democratic Party activities in North County, including the GO Team. The new headquarters is *WHERE: 982 W Valley Parkway in Escondido, just off the I-15. You can view a flyer with details about the opening here and RSVP to [address removed]. ________________________

***SAT AUG 18 at 10:00AM - 2:00PM "Walk Beautiful Wind-n-Sea with Sherri Lightner" Join Sherri this Saturday! join us on Saturday August 18th for the Sherri Lightner 2012 Field team strategy meeting and Canvassing Kick off. Join us as we walk to ensure Sherri’s continued service on the San Diego City Council.     We will be walking in the beautiful Windansea/ La Jolla area.  Please meet at supporter Darcy Ashley’s home in Bird Rock at 10:00 am.  Here we will discuss our voter contact strategy, enjoy some refreshments and supply all the materials necessary.  Just bring yourself, your friends and some comfortable walking shoes.  Never canvassed before?  We will train you!    The event will last from 10am to roughly 2pm, reconvening at the Ashley home to debrief and return walk packets.    Join us as we Support Sherri! *10am-2pm  *Where: Darcy Ashley's Hime,  5715 Chelsea Avenue,  La Jolla, CA[masked] Direct questions/RSVPs to:    Telephone: [masked] Email: [address removed]


*** SAT AUG 18 at 5:00PM "San Diego Dinner: A Rockin' Black Tie Affair " Producer HRC Venue Hard Rock Hotel San Diego. Join us for the *First Human Rights Campaign San Diego Dinner *. A Black Tie Rockin' Affair - an evening filled with inspiration, food and fun. Dress: Black Tie - Formal & Festive -  *Where: HRC Venue Hard Rock Hotel, 207 5th Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101. InfoRSVP at :  At Door: If you are interested in tickets for the HRC San Diego Dinner, please contact: Victor Ravago at[masked] or via email at [address removed] OR Lisa Mata at[masked] or via email at [address removed] Box Office/Check-in: opens 60 minutes in advance   

*** MON AUG 20 at 5pm- 7pm  *BOB AMADOR for SUPERIOR COURT JUDGE  FUNDRAISER!* Please attend this event to endorse &  support ROBERT AMADOR for SUPERIOR COUT JUDGE! Heavy Hors d'oeuves, No Hosr Cocktails. SD DFA & PDA metro members remember all those great Judges we helped to elected in 2008? Well, one of them Judge Bob Longstreth has an important request... Friends:   There is one judicial race this year yet to be decided and  I am once again asking for your help, this time in supporting Bob Amador for San Diego Superior Court Judge.  Attached is an invitation to meet him and many of my colleagues next Monday August 20 from 5-7 at Athens Market near the downtown courthouse.    For those of you who don't know Bob, let me give you a brief synopsis of his background.  He has been a Deputy District Attorney almost 30 years, with over 100 jury trials including death penalty cases.  He has held various supervisory positions in the D.A.'s office and has received too many awards to list.  He has been married for over 34 years and he and Nancy have raised four children, two of which were his foster children (and one of which has tried cases in front of me.)  I have known Bob since he coached Daniel in Tecolote Pony League about 10 years ago.  Bob has received the highest rating from the County Bar:  Well Qualified. His opponent, who has run unsuccessfully before, was again found to be Lacking Qualifications.  Bob is endorsed by over 90 Superior Court judges, as well as Mayor Sanders, Sheriff Gore, District Attorney Dumanis and Public Defender Coker, City Attorney Goldsmith, and many other elected officials and civic leaders from both sides of the  aisle. If you would like more information about Bob, or if you cannot attend but would like to contribute to his campaign or endorse him, please go to his website at    Thank you and I hope to see you at Athens Market on Aug. 20.  Hon. Robert Longstreth   RSVP Nancy Amador (619)[masked] or email: [address removed] Campaign Contributions should be payable to: Amador for Judge 2012 Where: Athens Market, 109 West  "F" St., SD 92101


***TUES AUG 21 at 6:45-8:15 pm " Monthly Meeting" Join us for our next monthly meeting of for updates and discussion on projects and actions. Climate change is real. It’s happening now. Together, we can stabilize our climate and move to a clean energy future. Get involved today: [address removed]. This is a great way to meet other climate activists and get involved! *Where: St. Paul's Cathedral,[masked]th Ave, (Fireside Room on the third floor), San Diego, CA 92103 Website:


***TUES AUG 21 at : 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM "Monthly SD County Central Committee Meeting" All members of our Central Committee are encouraged to attend this important meeting. *WHERE: Sheet Metal Workers International Association Hall, 4594 Mission Gorge Place, San Diego, 92120 Contact: (858) [masked] Email: [address removed]Website:


***WED AUG 22 at 2 10:15am - 12:15pm " HELP REGISTER VOTERS at the NATURALIZATION CEREMONY - CIVIC CENTER PLAZA - DOWNTOWN ! " Volunteers are needed to register voters at the following events. Please RSVP if you will be able to attend and specify which event. We'll bring the supplies and train new volunteers. All you need to do is show up. Thank you for your continued support. *Where: Near 5th Ave and Robinson Street Parking can be a challenge, public transportation is encouraged , RSVP Greg's email: [address removed] * Where: CIVIC CENTER PLAZA ,3rd Ave and B Street, In Plaza near Civic Theatre. Free parking is available for 3 hours if you arrive after 9:30am at Horton Plaza (2 blocks away) Contact: (858)[masked] Email: [address removed] Website:


***WED AUG 22 WOMEN'S LUNCHEON with Speakers SANDRA BROWER & ROBYNNE FRENC Attorney Sandra Brower specializes in environmental law and all aspects of real estate litigation. The San Diego French American Chamber of Commerce, The Women's International Center and the Women's Museum invite you to participate in a collaborative networking event Spotlight on Women Luncheon. Guest Performer: Child prodigy Robynne French, a Mandate Records recording artist. Registration fee includes three course lunch: $25. Call[masked] to reserve your seat.  Where: Athens Market Taverna,  109 West F Street, San Diego, 92101 Website: Phone: (619)[masked] Fax: (619)[masked] • email: [address removed]


***THUR AUG 23 at 6PM  "EAST Meets WEST" GALA DINNER & Virtual Tour of Asia and the Pacific to benefit the Foundation for Change. It's exciting to be on the EAST Meets WEST Gala Honorary Host Committee with DR. AURORA CUDA for this beautiful event. The Gala will at the Jacob's Center and tickets are $50.00 per seat (tables are $500 each). We have a fantastic program planned. Please call or email me asap for tickets. I will deliver tickets to you or you can pay online at Do get your tickets today. Email:[address removed] Call: [masked]-9440.  *Where: Jacob's Center, 404 Euclid Avenue, SD 92114


***THUR AUG 23 - CPUC postpones SONGS OII (again) now Aug 23rd


***FRI AUG 24 at 5:30PM  City Club of San Diego presents " WINE & CHEESE RECEPTION & PROGRAM " This opportunity arose because Patti's son-in-law, STEVE McMAHON, who is one of the nation's leading political consultants and MSNBC analysts, is here for a visit. The chance to hear Steve on political matters on Labor Day eve, when the race for the White House to SD City Hall is seriously upon us, was too good to miss. Yes, Steve's perspective will be through the Democratic Party prism, but having watched him on MSNBC, opposite his Republican colleague, I know he strives for some balance, at least in comparison to others. * Where: PATTI ALKSNE'S La Jolla Home - Address provided upon RSVP.   Members pay $20 and non-members pay $25.  T  Reservations may be made at [masked], or online Event details,


*** FRI AUG 24 at 6:00PM - 9:00PM The Centro Cultural de la Raza & Af3irm will be presenting the film "MAQUILAPOLIS,[city of factories]by VICKY FUNARI & SERGIO De La TORRE "The filmmakers brought together factory workers in Tijuana and community As a Continued Effort AGAINST Free Trade Agreements, Af3irm San Diego in collaboration with The Centro Cultural de la Raza. Following the film is a panel discussion with local groups on how to continue the efforts against Free Trade Agreements (old and new) in our bordering communities. Maquilapolis Centro Cultural de la Raza Balboa Park, San Diego http://www.centrocult... "To create MAQUILAPOLIS, the filmmakers brought together factory workers in Tijuana and community organizations in Mexico and the U.S. to collaborate on a film that depicts globalization through the eyes of the women who live on its leading edge. The factory workers who appear in the film have been involved in every stage of production, from planning to shooting, from scripting to outreach. This collaborative process breaks with the traditional documentary practice of dropping into a location, shooting and leaving with the "goods," which would only repeat the pattern of the maquiladora itself. The process embraces subjectivity as a value and a goal. It merges artmaking with community development to ensure that the film's voice will be truly that of its subjects." Facebook event https://www.facebook.... More details about the event coming soon :) Ambitiously yours, Catherine (Cat) Mendonça,Af3irm San Diego; an anti-imperialist, transnational feminist women's organization, evolving from the organization formerly known as GABNet, and 20 years of women's organizing, activism, and struggle.  Info & RSVP call:[masked] or email: [address removed] Keep connected *Where: Maquilapolis Centro Cultural de la Raza Balboa Park, San Diego  [address removed] or Info:


***SAT AUG 25 at 11:30 am - 1:30 pm " GREEN PARTY OF SAN DIEGO COUNTY" - Monthly Meeting "Join us to discuss 2012 presidential campaign, ballot propositions and outreach opportunities. Politifest, Sat, Sept 29 Visit the Green Party table at San Diego's political festival. Politifest is sponsored by the Voice of San Diego and takes place at Liberty Station. Even better, contact us to volunteer at the table! *Where: Held at Joyce Beers Community Center, Vermont Street, north of University in Hillcrest, near Trader Joe's.Masada Disenhouse [masked] or [address removed]


***SAT AUG 25 at  at 11:00 a.m. " GRAND OPENING OF THE LA MESA/EAST COUNTY 2102 DEMOCRATIC CAMPAIGN OFFICE " ALL ARE WELCOME! In just over a week, Democrats will have a new base of operations in East County! All are welcome to attend the grand opening of the East County Campaign Office. Congresswoman Susan Davis, will share this new office, whose new 53rd district now includes some East County communities.  Where: 7839 University Ave., Suite 106, in La Mesa,  91942To RSVP or to learn more, email: [address removed] ___________________________
***SAT AUG 25 at 4 p.m. - 7 p.m. "SAN DIEGO EQUALITY AWARDS & 4th Annual Garden Party" Hosted by WILSON CRUZ of My So-Called Life and Noah’s Arc. An openly gay actor of Afro-Puerto Rican ancestry, Wilson Cruz has worked tirelessly as an advocate for gay youth, especially gay youth of color. Music by LEFTOVER CUTIES" To call Leftover Cuties retro or throwback would be too easy, and frankly dismissive. Sure, the music fits beside Billie Holiday, but it’s also current in its sex appeal, its sophistication, its confidence. HONORING Superintendent BILL KOWBA and the San Diego Unified School District for their Anti-Bullying Campaign. *Where: At the Lily Award-Winning Home of Joyce Rowland and Pamela Morgan in Rancho Santa Fe California Tickets: $150 | Sponsorship: $2,500-$50,000 INFO:


***SUN AUG 26 at 2:00PM - 5:30PM " PRIVATE SCREENING of the new film: MISS REPRESENTATION " In commemoration of Women's Equality Day, Run Women Run is hosting a private screening of the award-winning film, Miss Representation. Directed and produced by JENNIFER SIEBAL NEWSOM, (Gavin Newsom's wife), the documentary is a powerful depiction of how women are portrayed by and in the media and how it hinders the advancement of women. $10.00 for Run Women Runmembers. $15.00 for non-members. Each paying participant is invited to bring a young woman, 13-18 as a complimentary guest. Reception to follow screening. Download a flier: Website: *Where: Irwin M. Jacobs Qualcomm Hall, 5775 Morehouse Dr. San Diego, CA 92121 Price: $15.00 / Person Contact:(760)[masked] Email: [address removed]


***WED AUG 29 at 10:15am - 12:15pm * VOTER REGISTRATION  ~  NATURALIZATION CEREMONY    ~  DOWNTOWN SD at CIVIC  PLAZA *   Republican volunteers have outnumbered us every month this year. Let's show them that Democrats are fired up and ready to go! We hope to see you on the 29th.   Thank you for your continued support. The election is right around the corner and some of our most productive registration events are coming up. Please consider volunteering to help register new voters at this event! RSVP if you'll be able to attend and specify the event, date and time that you would like to work. We'll bring the supplies and train new volunteers-all you need to do is show up! * Where:  3rd Ave and B Street In Plaza near Civic Theatre  Free parking is available for 3 hours if you arrive after 9:30am at Horton Plaza (2 blocks away) Reply-To Greg:  [address removed]


PROFESSOR MARJORIE COHN, of the Thomas Jefferson School of Law, will discuss NATIONAL SECURITY & TORTURE at the first presentation of this non-profit corporation, "Campaigning for Human Rights" founded by La Jollan SAM NEJABAT.  Professor Cohn is also a new consultant for CBS News and a legal analyst for Court TV, and provides legal and political commentary on several television and radio networks.  Ms. Cohn has been a criminal defense attorney at the trial and appellate levels for many years. Sam Nejabat. Sam Nejabat is a native of San Diego and a recent graduate of the University of California, Berkeley, where he double majored in Political Science and Peace and Conflict Studies.  Sam spent the summer of 2010 interning at a government relations firm in Washington D.C., an opportunity that allowed him to interface with many human rights organizations and lobby for their priorities in the political sphere. In the summer of 2011, as press intern with the honorable Senator Barbara Boxer, Sam assisted with compiling daily news clips, maintaining and updating websites, drafting press releases, overseeing press lists, providing administrative support and involving himself further in the campaign for human rights. *Where: The Riford Library, 7555 Draper Avenue, La Jolla, 92037 Website: _________________________

*** THUR AUG 30th at 5pm " 92nd ANNIVERSARY of 1920 ~ 19th AMENDMENT PASSES ~ WOMEN FINALLY GET THE VOTE! " The 6th ANNUAL SUFFRAGE PARADE ~ STRAW HATS & WHITE DRESSES & GOLD SASHES SIGNIFY the WOMEN SUFFRAGE MARCHERS ~ FREE CONCERT and picnic in the park DRESS IN SUFFRAGE COSTUME -Balboa Park Meet at Kate Session Statue at the entrance to the Laurel St Bridge Program to begin at 5pm then MARCH to the ORGAN PAVILION Followed by drumming and a FREE CONCERT and picnic in the park. DRESS IN SUFFRAGE COSTUME - BRING BANNERS & SIGNS & FOOD FOR THE PICNIC - STAY to NETWORK AND MEET! More info at or[masked] *Where: Balboa Park Meet at Kate Session Statue at the entrance to the Laurel St Bridge Program. More info at or [masked]


***AUG 30 at at 5:30PM  "CELEBRATE with MAYORAL CANDIDATE & CONGRESSMAN BOB FILNER  for the SOUTH COUNTY DEMOCRATIC RECEPTION & FUN FUNDRAISER" Join volunteers, Democratic Party leaders, and an array of candidates and elected officials at a reception on Thursday, Aug. 30, at 5:30 p.m. to support the South County Democratic Campaign Office. The event will be at the home of NICK & LETY SEGURA, at 24 Walnut Dr. in Chula Vista (91911). With mayoral candidate and Congressman Bob Filner as the featured guest, all funds raised will support the Party's voter outreach efforts in the South Bay this year. The suggested minimum contribution is $50. See more information here or RSVP at  Where: Home of Nick and Lety Segura, at 24 Walnut Dr. in Chula Vista (91911).


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