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ANNOUNCEMENTS ★ CALENDAR OF EVENTS ★ INFO >>> ★ IMPORTANT! ★ SAT MARCH 2 at 3- 5pm ★ " A CALL TO ACTION AGAINST GUN VIOLENCE ~ MAYOR BOB FILNER " ★ & REPRESENTATIVES OF THE ONE MILLION MOMS & THE BRADY CAMPAIGN and those who have lost loved ones to

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S.D. Democrats Accepting Applications for Key Staff Position The San Diego County Democratic Party is hiring a full-time Office Manager / Volunteer Coordinator for our year-round headquarters in Kearny Mesa. This will be a key member of our team responsible for supporting hundreds of volunteers and ensuring the highest level of day-to-day operations for the organization. Duties include recruiting, training, and coordinating the County Party's volunteers, as well as general office administration, event planning, database and website maintenance, correspondence, phones/reception, and social media communications. Applicants should have at least some college education and should demonstrate strong written and verbal communication, excellent organizational skills, proficiency in databases and office technology, and a background in motivating and working with a wide range of people. Some political organizing experience is preferred; fluency in Spanish is desirable. Please email résumés to Ryan Hurd at [address removed]. San Diego County Democratic Party Website:, www.sddemocrats.org.

 

CONGRATULATIONS MAYOR BOB FILNER! OFFICE: City Administration Building 202 C St., 11th Floor San Diego, CA 92101 PHONE: (619)[masked] Fax: (619)[masked] Email the Office of the Mayor: [address removed]

CONGRATULATIONS DONNA FYRE! ~ FRYE'S TITLE: DIRECTOR of Open Government and Community Engagement. Contact: DONNA FRYE at Phone:(619)[masked] Address: 202 'C' Street, 11th Floor, MS 11A, San Diego, CA 92101
★ STAFF: CONGRATULATIONS STEVEN HADLEY! DEPUTY DIRECTOR of Open Government and Community Engagement. PHONE: [masked] EMAIL: [address removed]

★ SUPPORT MAYOR FILNER ISSUE : INFO: Mike Thaller sent this email: Interesting…NBC Channel 7 just repeated the story right out of the U-T. The evil mayor fired lobbyists leaving San Diego with no representation in Washington. No mention of the fact that the Lobbyists were working in Doug Manchester's interests. John Mattes replied: This is a clear example of how PDA/DFA can play a important role supporting our mayor. We need to provide the push back against the right and the council so that the narrative is not that of a mayor out of control but of a mayor taking on the special interests.This is our time. http://www.sandiegoreader.com/weblogs/news-ticker/2013/jan/26/california-sues-manchesters-firm-reports-show-navy/

***PLEASE SIGN PETITION *** Republicans want to cut key benefits. Congressmen Mark Takano (D-CA) and Alan Grayson (D-FL) are fighting back and asking their colleagues to join them on a letter against these cuts.  Join other progressives in your area to deliver the Grayson-Takano letter to Rep. Scott Peters and ask him to stand with his colleagues, Rep. Mark Takano and Rep. Alan Grayson, against cuts to Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security benefits. What: Letter Delivery to Rep. Scott Peters Where: 4350 Executive Drive, Suite 105 San Diego, CA 92121 When: Friday, Feb. 22. at 12:00pm RSVP    *****    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sqkle7w8uTw A YouTube video of a recent tour can be viewed at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sqkle7w8uTw

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★★★ # 1. SAT MARCH 2 at 3pm – 5pm ★★★ " A CALL TO ACTION AGAINST GUN VIOLENCE  ~ MAYOR BOB FILNER ", ★★★ AND REPRESENTATIVES OF THE ONE MILLION MOMS & THE BRADY CAMPAIGN and those who have lost loved ones to gun violence will ★★★ JOIN PEOPLE FOR A SAFE COMMUNITY ★★★ (a MoveOn.org offshoot) to learn how our community can take effective action to reduce gun violence in our nation. ★★★ ***Where: The Unitarian Church, 4190 Front St., San Diego

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★ # 2 . TUES MARCH 5. [masked]:00PM Noon LUNCHEON at The City Club of San Diego proudly presents " JIM WALLIS of SOJOURNERS " Jim Wallis has been a frequent guest of ours, and there are few individuals I admire more. He comes this time to discuss his new book, "On God's Side: What Religion Forgets and Politics Hasn't Learned about Serving the Common Good."*Where: Community Hall - La Jolla Country Day School, 9409 Regents Road, LJ 92037. See Details is Event Listing Section Below.

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★ # 3. WED MARCH 6 at 7-9pm " San Diego DFA & SD PDA Metro Meetup " Our speaker is FRANCINE BUSBY , our newly elected SDCDP Chair! ★ Francine will be discussing the importance of supporting Mayor Filner. Francine wrote that " There is already organized opposition to Bob Filner, We have to do all we can to support him. The Party has several strategies that I can share." ... So, I think will we have a very productive and fun meetup. At 8:00PM San Diego City Council Seat, DISTRICT #4 CANDIDATE FORUM " Invited: Democratic Candidates : Myrtle Cole, Blanca Lopez-Brown, , Monica Montgmery, Barry Pollard, ,Tony Villafranca, Dwayne Crenshaw ~ Republican Candidates: Sandy Spackman(R), Bruce Williams (R). FOLLOWING FORUM ~ ★ PDA & DFA WORKING GROUP STRATEGY SESSION Developments. Carol's Email: [address removed] *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). Website: www.meetup.com/dfa-23 All are invited.

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★ # 4. ★★★ Tuesday, March 12, State Senate District 40 Primary - Early Voting by Mail or at ROV started Feb 11 - Last Day to Register!  ★★★

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★ # 5. ***WED MARCH 13 at 4:00pm, " A Woman’s Voice: 2013 San Diego HIV/AIDS Women’s Conference " Join us on March 13, from 4-8:30 pm at *Where: The Center, SD LGB&T COMMUNITY CENTER, for an afternoon of sharing, learning and empowerment at the 2013 A Woman’s Voice HIV Women’s Conference. Spanish translation and childcare are available. For more information, please call [masked].

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★ # 6. ★★★ TUESDAY MARCH 26  SPECIAL ELECTION: San Diego City District 4 Early Voting by Mail or at ROV starts Feb 25 ★★★

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★ # 7. ★★★ ***FRIDAY APRIL 12 thru SUNDAY APRIL 14, 2013 " CALIFORNIA STATE CONVENTION    ~ IN SACRAMENTO " ★ # 8. ★★★ See details below in event listings...
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★ # 8. ★★★ ★★★ SAT MAY 4 at 6:00PM RECEPTION-  7:00PM DINNER- 8:30PM ★★★ ★ ★ ★   " PAINTING THE TOWN BLUE "   ★ ★ ★ ★★★ OUR SAN DIEGO COUNTY DEMOCRATIC PARTY'S ★ ★ ★  33RD ANNUAL ROOSEVELT DINNER "★ ★ ★ ★★★ Painting the Town Blue! ★★★  Gala & Awards  ★★★ by the ★★★  San Diego County Democratic Party Celebrate being a San Diego Democrat in style.  ★★★ It's fresh! It's new! It's fun! It's "blue!"  ★★★. Join us the evening of Saturday, May 4, 2013 ★★★ See details below in event listings...

 

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***SAT MAR 2 at 9 a.m. - 12 p.m " MYRTLE COLE, LABOR COUNCIL'S ENDORSED CANDIDATE FOR DISTRICT $ SD CITY COUNCIL DISTRICT $ CAMPAIGN NEEDS YOU! ~ FREE TO VOLUNTEERS ~ BREAKFAST & LUNCH BBQ! The Labor Council has endorsed Myrtle Cole in the District 4 City Council special election, and things are coming down to the wire already! Mail ballots have begun arriving for voters, which means they have to hear from working San Diegans now! Website: http://unionyes.org/ We'll have breakfast and a BBQ lunch as always, and the phones will be going as well for those who would prefer calling. Let's bring home another win for working families!  In solidarity. Can you join us Saturday to support an organizer like Myrtle for city council? Let's bring home another win for working families!  In solidarity! RSVP: Reply-To: i[address removed] *Where: San Diego Labor Council, 3737 Camino del Rio S, San Diego, CA 92108

 

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★★★ ***SAT MARCH 2 at 3pm – 5pm " A CALL TO ACTION AGAINST GUN VIOLENCE  ~ MAYOR BOB FILNER ",  AND REPRESENTATIVES OF THE ONE MILLION MOMS & THE BRADY CAMPAIGN and those who have lost loved ones to gun violence will JOIN PEOPLE FOR A SAFE COMMUNITY ★★★ (a MoveOn.org offshoot) to learn how our community can take effective action to reduce gun violence in our nation. *Where: The Unitarian Church, 4190 Front St., San Diego

 

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SUNDAY, MARCH 3 thru THURSDAY, MARCH 14, 2013 " UN COMMISSION ON THE STATUS OF WOMEN 57TH SESSION" March 3 - 14, 2013, in New York City. The Theme this year is "The Elimination of All Forms of Violence Against Women". WIN is accrediting delegates now to the UN CSW sessions. Pre-registration deadline is January 12, 2013 . If you are interested, contact WIN at [address removed]. WIN is convening a panel in a series with the San Francisco Department on Women and US Women Connect : Winning Strategies To End Violence Against Women - Local, National and Global Models *** WATCH FOR OUR JANUARY E-NEWS ! We have plans to Reboot a US Women's Agenda with a National Conference on US Women - the first since 1978. STAY TUNED! Check out our upgraded Weblog and Tweet and Friend us at our Facebook. Website: http://www.win-cawa.org/ Weblog: http://winwomenspeak.wordpress.com/ TWEET: http://twitter.com/wincawa FACEBOOK: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Womens-Intercultural-Network-WIN/110843312284299?ref=ts

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*** SUN MARCH 3 at 3pm – 5pm " BREAKING BREAD & BUILDING COMMUNITIES " " A GOURMET  BREAD, WINE  & CHEESE  ~ GET TOGETHER " hosted by KATHLEEN HARMON, SALIMISHA LOGAN & ALYCE PIPKIN-ALLEN. An invitation for San Diego City Council District 4 residents and others to come by, break bread with each other, and meet our candidate for the San Diego City Council - MYRTLE COLE - up close and personally. Please RSVP to Alyce at [address removed] *Where: 2401 Kathleen Place, San Diego 92105

 

 

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***TUES MARCH 5. [masked]:00PM Noon LUNCHEON at The City Club of San Diego proudly presents " JIM WALLIS of SOJOURNERS " Jim Wallis has been a frequent guest of ours, and there are few individuals I admire more. He comes this time to discuss his new book, "On God's Side: What Religion Forgets and Politics Hasn't Learned about Serving the Common Good." Jim Wallis, CEO of Sojourners, is a bestselling author, public theologian, speaker, and international commentator on ethics and public life. He recently served on the President’s Advisory Council on Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships and currently serves as the chair of the Global Agenda Council on Faith for the World Economic Forum. Details on the event: www.cityclubofsandiego.com : $10, Non-members: $20 Phone Reservations:[masked] Cost: City Club Members and La Jolla Country Day School Parents: $30, Non-members: $40*(Price includes an autographed copy of Jim’s book)To Register online, go to: http://www.cityclubofsandiego.com/city_club_register.asp 12 - Noon Luncheon & Program *Where: Community Hall - La Jolla Country Day School, 9409 Regents Road, LJ 92037.

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★ *** WED MARCH 6 at 7-9pm " San Diego DFA & SD PDA Metro Meetup " Our speaker is FRANCINE BUSBY, our newly elected SDCDP Chair! Francine will be discussing the importance of supporting Mayor Filner. Francine wrote that " There is already organized opposition to Bob Filner, We have to do all we can to support him. The Party has several strategies that I can share." So, I think will we have a very productive and fun meetup. ★ At 8:00PM San Diego City Council Seat, DISTRICT #4 CANDIDATE FORUM " Invited:Democratic Candidates : Myrtle Cole, Blanca Lopez-Brown, , Monica Montgmery, Barry Pollard,,Tony Villafranca, Dwayne Crenshaw ~ Republican Candidates: Sandy Spackman(R), Bruce Williams (R). FOLLOWING FORUM ~ ★ PDA & DFA WORKING GROUP STRATEGY SESSION Developments. Carol Email: [address removed] *Where: Giovanni's restaurant's meeting room(SERGIO HAS RESERVED THIS ROOM FOR US), 9353 Clairemont Mesa Blvd., San Diego, CA 92123. (Corner of Clairemont Mesa Blvd. & Ruffin Rd. across from the Voters Registrar's Office). Website: www.meetup.com/dfa-23

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***WED MARCH 6at 6:30 - 8:30PM " JOIN SanDiego350.org  CLIMATE CHAT " How to cook a planet, or not: Diet for a hot planet Join SanDiego350.org  for a “Climate Chat” to explore the relationship between food and climate. *WHERE: At the World Resources Simulation Center,[masked]rd Ave, San Diego,CA 92101 - Details, RSVP & Facebook event: SanDiego350.org

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*** SAT MARCH 9 from 10:00AM to 3:00PM " PASSPORT DAY IN THE USA ! " NO APPOINTMENT NECESSARY TO APPLY ~ On this “Passport Day in the USA,” FOR A PASSPORT AT THE US POST OFFICE " On this “Passport Day in the USA,” the State Department is giving U.S. citizens the chance to apply for passports on Saturday, March 9th, from 10am to 3pm without an appointment.  Normally local Passport Agencies see customers only by appointment, but on Passport Day you can walk in and receive routine service – or get expedited service for an additional fee if you need your passport in a hurry.    You can take advantage of this opportunity at Regional Passport Agencies and at many other facilities throughout the state of California.   As you may know, it has become increasingly important for U.S. citizens to have passports because travelers crossing the international border must now have them to reenter the United States website at travel.state.gov.  Sincerely,   Barbara Boxer United States Senator   ★  ~ Website: http://travel.state.gov/ Regional Passport Agencies  - go to:   ~ http://travel.state.gov/passport/npic/agencies/agencies_913.html To find the LOCATION nearest you, go to: http://travel.state.gov/passport/passport_1738.html On this For more INFO about Passport day, Browse & Go to: http://travel.state.gov/passport/passport_5535.html “Passport Day in the USA ! ”

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*** SUNDAY MARCH 10 at 2pm – 5pm " Kevin Beiser Birthday and Re-Election Kick Off Party " When: Sun, March 10, 2pm – 5pm *Where 8262 Kaplan Drive, San Diego 92123 Kevin Beiser Birthday and Re-Election Kick Off Party! Sunday March 10th 2pm-5pm 8262 Kaplan Drive, San Diego, 92123 RSVP at [address removed] Contribute online at www.KevinBeiser.co

 

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★SUNDAY MARCH 10 at 2pm-5pm  " Please Join Friends and Family For a RE-ELECTION & BIRTHDAY PARTY TO SUPPORT THE HONORABLE KEVIN BEISER, VICE PRESIDENT, SAN DIEGO UNIFIED SCHOOL BOARD Birthday Party President, San Diego Unified School Board At the home of Dan Mock and Kevin Beiser 8262 Kaplan Drive San Diego, CA 92123 Suggested Contribution Levels: $500 Host $250 ★ Co-Host $100 Friend   ★ Maximum Contribution $750 per individual ★Contributions payable to Beiser for School Board 2014, 8262 Kaplan Drive, San Diego, CA  92123 or online at http://KevinBeiser.com RSVP to Kevin (619)[masked] or [address removed] Political contributions are not tax deductible. Law permits only personal contributions and limits contributions to $750 per individual, $1500 per couple, per election.  Spouses may write separate checks or one check signed by both spouses if the check exceeds $750.  Contributions from Unions, Political Action Committees or Corporations are prohibited. State law prohibits reimbursing donors for their contributions. ★Where: At the home of Dan Mock and Kevin Beiser 8262 Kaplan Drive San Diego, CA 92123


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***MONDAY MARCH 11 thru SATURDAY MARCH 23, 2013, University of California San Diego, UCSD VISUAL ARTS Department presents:★ Student Loans ★ A 24 hours/day A 24-hour study space and milieu recreation of a reclaimed library during winter quarter final exams, hosted by the UCSD Public Education Coalition. Study supplies and refreshments will be provided. For more detailed information on these events and guests, please visit the UAG website, http://uag.ucsd.edu/talks-and-events/future.shtml ★ Contact INFO: Tel [masked] / Fax [masked] or [address removed] / uag.ucsd.edu *WHERE: University Art Gallery Mandeville Center. University of California San Diego 9500 Gilman Drive, La Jolla, CA[masked] ADMISSION is FREE!

 

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★★★ Tuesday, March 12, State Senate District 40 Primary - Last Day to Register!  ★★★


***MONDAY & TUESDAY - MARCH 11 & 12, 2013 DISTRICT #4 > End Registration for Election March 26 Mon, March 11, 12am – Tue, March 12, 12am INFO: SDCDP: [address removed] Registrar of Voters: (858)[masked] This is the last day to register to vote for San Diego City Council District 4 Special Election. ROV is open for voting 8 am - 5 pm Monday through Friday  Join in with the PDA. Facebook tip Help us gain ground for our candidates and office holders Got ideas, or need help? Friend us and like us on Facebook and post videos and comments on your Facebook page!

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***WED MARCH 13 at 4:00pm, " A Woman’s Voice: 2013 San Diego HIV/AIDS Women’s Conference " Join us on March 13, from 4-8:30 pm at *Where: The Center, SD LGB&T COMMUNITY CENTER, for an afternoon of sharing, learning and empowerment at the 2013 A Woman’s Voice HIV Women’s Conference. Spanish translation and childcare are available. For more information, please call 619.543.8089.

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***WED MARCH 13 From 9:00AM  -  4:00PM   " IN BAKERSFIELD ~  DISCUSSION DRAFT  CONSERVATION : "Comments@DOC" <[address removed]> : <[address removed] Public workshop scheduled  “Discussion draft” hydraulic fracturing regulations released; second public workshop scheduled March 13 in Bakersfield   The Department of Conservation/Division of Oil, Gas, and Geothermal Resources on December 18, 2012 released a “discussion draft” of regulations for the oil and natural gas production technique known as hydraulic fracturing (“fracking”). What does “discussion draft” mean? It means that this version does not begin the formal rulemaking process. Instead, it is a starting point for discussion by key stakeholders – industry, the environmental community, other regulators, and interested members of the public – in preparation for the more formal process. These “discussion draft” regulations include provisions for pre-fracturing well testing; advance notification; monitoring during and after fracturing operations; disclosure of materials used in fracturing fluid; trade secrets; and storage and handling of hydraulic fracturing fluids.   The Department will conduct the second stakeholder workshop to receive input on the “discussion draft” regulations on March 13, 2013. The meeting will run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Four Points Sheraton, 5101 California Avenue, Bakersfield, 93309.  At least one additional workshop will be held, in Sacramento, with the date, time and location to be announced soon. The actual “discussion draft regulations” and other material can be found on the Department’s home pagehttp://www.conservation.ca.gov/Index/Pages/Index.aspx.


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*** WED MARCH 13 at 8:00-9:30 AM International Women's Day Breakfast - Leymah Gbowee Nobel Laureate  with Nobel Laureate Leymah Gbowee Liberian Peace Activist featured in the film, " Pray the Devil Back to Hell " Representatives from the United Nations Commission on the status of women will report on this years gathering.    Wednesday, March 13, 8:00-9:30 AM *Where: Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice, USD Purchase tickets online at http://peace.kintera.org/breakfast
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***TUES MARCH 14 From 7:00PM to 9:00PM 'A Meeting of the Minds: Arts & Culture Event' It's time for another installment of our Voice of  San Diego's  popular arts and culture series, "Meeting of the Minds," on Thursday, March 14.   At our last event in November, our presentations centered around a theme - Balboa Park. This time, we'll return to an eclectic blend of topics ranging from Mexican roots music to the art of coffee roasting. We'll post the list of speakers next week. In the meantime, please reserve your seat because these events fill up fast!  As always, part of the allure of Meeting of the Minds is the location itself. The history-rich Bread & Salt Building is being recast as an artist hub. You'll get to stroll around the building and view plans for the new live-work space.  VOSD members at the Inside Voice level and above will enjoy free admission. All others will be asked to make a $10 donation, which includes a drink ticket. Contact Zack Warma Voice of San Diego at [masked] or [address removed] Doors open at 7 p.m. Guests can enjoy Karl Strauss beer and a specialty cocktail from St. Petersburg Vodka.  Register Now! ~  https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?llr=kf5u9cdab&oeidk=a07e746esq2733920f3&oseq=a021wrg2njfyql I can't make it  *Where: Bread and Salt Building, 1955 Julian Avenue, Logan Heights San Diego, CA 92113 I can't make it     INFO: [address removed]

 

 

 

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***THURSDAY MARCH 14 at 6:00-8:00 PM Boards & Commissions Workshop Learn how to secure a spot on non-profit, corporate & government boards & commissions. Receive a listing of local boards & commission. Thursday, March 14 6:00-8:00 PM *Where: At the offices of Paul Hastings   4747 Executive Dr. 14th Floor in UTC RWR and Lawyers Club Members: $10   1.0 MCLE credits     RSVP is required ~ [address removed] or call[masked]

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***FRDAY MARCH 15 at 5:00 - 8:00 PM San Diego Women's Hall of Fame   Induction Ceremony and Dinner Join members of Run Women Run for this inspirational evening to honor women leaders from diverse fields  in San Diego.  Friday, March 15   5:00 - 8:00 PM *Where: UCSD Price Center East Ballroom 9500 Gilman Dr., (Corner of Lyman Ave. & Myers Dr.) San Diego, CA 92093 $75.00 General    $60 Seniors   $45 Students     RSVP ~ [address removed] or call[masked]

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***SAT MARCH 16 at 6:00PM Join us for an evening of celebration & commemoration " 25th ANNUAL SAN DIEGO -IMPERIAL COUNTIES LABOR COUNCIL AWARDS DINNER " *Where: Holiday Inn on the Bay, 1355 Harbor Drive, SD 92101 Reply-To: [address removed]

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***SUNDAY MARCH 17 at 3:00 - 5:00 PMLorena Gonzalez Candidate 80th Assembly District St. Patrick's Day Party  ★ in support of  Lorena Gonzalez Sunday, March 17, 2013   3:00 - 5:00 PM *Where: At the home of Francine Busby, 2235 Ruddy Duck CT, Cardiff-by-the Sea, CA Run Women Run Member $100 Guest: $150 Host: $250 To RSVP:  Contact Joe at (619)[masked] or [address removed]

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***TUES MARCH 19 at 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM " SDCDP Central Committee Meeting " All members 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. *Where: Sheet Metal Workers Union Hall, located at 4594 Mission Gorge Place, San Diego, 92120 Email: [address removed] Website: www.sddemocrats.org/central_committee.asp

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***MARCH 19 at 6:45-8:15 pm, Join us for SanDiego350.org’s March general membership meeting for updates and discussion on projects and actions. This is a great way to meet other climate activists and get involved! *Where: St. Paul's Episcopal Cathedral,[masked]th Ave, San Diego, CA 92103.

Details  Keystone Pipeline Protest  Part of a nationwide protest, drawing an estimated 35,000-50,000 people to Washington DC, over 500 San Diegans participated in the local rally on Sunday, Feb 17, cheering speakers, waving banners and hoisting protest signs. SanDiego350.org organized the rally in collaboration with Citizens Climate Lobby, Sierra Club San Diego, Environmental Health Coalition and Greenpeace.

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*** WED MARCH 20 at 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM " New Citizens! New Voters! DOWNTOWN SAN DIEGO VOTER REGISTRATION EVENT " 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. *Where: Civic Center Plaza, 3rd & B St., San Diego, CA 92101 Contact: (858)[masked] Email: [address removed]

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***SATURDAY  MARCH 23 at 9 am to 3 pm  ★ TIJUANA MAQUILADORA TOUR  ★ ★Come to learn about Tijuana communities and workers' conditions and struggles! ★ 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. travel alert "Mexico"   ·        ★  All tour participants must read the US travel alert to Mexico and sign the tour waiver. Please read the attached file.     Schedule (There may be slight variations from tour to tour.)   ·      9 am sharp- San Ysidro/Tijuana border-bus station. We will walk together to cross the border gate and travel to our locations in Tijuana using chartered buses for transportation.   ·      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 http://www.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 reservations go to  SD Network Tour Reservations   Sponsored by Colectivo Ollin Calli Tijuana, Colectivo Chilpancingo for Environmental Justice, San Diego Maquiladora Workers' Solidarity Network, Environmental Health Coalition, and Coalition for Justice in the Maquiladoras    -- Posted By San Diego Chicanao to Maquiladoras: Explotación y Resistencia at 2/16/[masked]:37:00 PM http://sdmaquila.org/ or up to date information on the workers' struggle in Mexico, check our blog "Maquiladoras, Explotation and Resistance" at http://sdmaquila.blogspot.com Newsletter: http://sdmaquila.org/Maquiladora%20Newsletter%202011.pdf Coalition For Justice  in the Maquiladoras: http://sdmaquila.org/CJM%20Report%202010.pdf San Diego Maquiladora Workers’ Solidarity Network  Workers in Solidarity c/o UC-AFT SD Local 2034, PO Box 12005, La Jolla, CA 92039 (619)[masked], [address removed]

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***SAT MARCH 23 at 11:30 a-1:30pm " SAN DIEGO GREEN PARTY - Monthly Meeting " *Where: Joyce Beers Community Center, Vermont Street, north of University in Hillcrest, near Trader Joe's.
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*** THUR MARCH 28 at 4:00PM University of California San Diego, UCSD VISUAL ARTS Department presents: ★ Premiere Screening ★ Thursday Premiere screening of a VIDEO produced by ETHAN BRECKENRIDGE at UCSD. The video will be screened continuously during exhibition hours in the UAG video gallery thereafter. For more detailed information on these events and guests, please visit the UAG websitehttp://uag.ucsd.edu/talks-and-events/future.shtml ★ Contact INFO: Tel[masked] / Fax [masked] or [address removed] *WHERE: University Art Gallery Mandeville Center. University of California San Diego 9500 Gilman Drive, La Jolla, CA[masked] ADMISSION is FREE!




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***WED APRIL  3at 6:00pm University of California San Diego, UCSD VISUAL ARTS Department presents: ★ Contemporary Art's Evasive Social Reality ★ A talk by SUHAIL MALIK, with corresponding shadow puppetry performance by VAN C. TRAN, proposes an art that avows its institutional condition and limitation. Co-sponsored by the Visual Arts Department, Discursive & Curatorial Production Initiative. For more detailed information on these events and guests, please visit the UAG website, http://uag.ucsd.edu/talks-and-events/future.shtml ★ Contact INFO: Tel [masked] / Fax [masked] or uag.ucsd.edu *WHERE: University Art Gallery Mandeville Center. University of California San Diego 9500 Gilman Drive, La Jolla, CA[masked] ADMISSION is FREE!

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***FRIDAY APRIL 5, 2013 - thru SUNDAY APRIL 7, 2013 at In DENVER, CO " MEDIA MATTERS presents " THE NATIONAL CONFERENCE FOR MEDIA REFORM " The National Conference for Media Reform is dedicated to changing the media and building a better democracy. The conference will be held in Denver on April 5–7, 2013. We’ll tackle lots of big questions in Denver. Will innovation and creativity flourish online, or will corporations lock the Internet down? How will the next generation of journalists redefine what it means to report the news? Will communities have access to the technologies they need to solve the problems they face? How can we take on big companies and corrupted policymakers — and win? Our conference brings together some of the nation’s best thinkers, activists and media makers because we believe that building a better world begins with people connecting to each other in person. Register now to get our early-bird rate of $170! This offer is good through Jan. 30, 2013. Register Today go to: http://ncmr.brownpapertickets.com/


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***MONDAY APRIL 8 at 6:00 - 8:00PM "RUN WOMEN RUN " CANDIDATE & CAMPAIGN TRAINING SERIES "REALITIES OF RUNNING & EVALUATING YOUR RACE "Reserve your space for the series or individual sessions.To RSVP by mail for any event ~  Please Make Your Check Payable to Run Women Run and Mail it to 1531 Grand Ave. Ste. D, San Marcos, CA 92078  For more information contact: [address removed] or call[masked] *Overview Co-sponsored by  San Diego County Democratic & Presented by Francine Busby & a team of experts    Series of 4 Workshops $100 Individual Sessions * Where: At Hera Hub 9710 Scranton Rd. Ste. 16, San Diego CA

 


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***MON APRIL 8 at Time: TBD SD State University presents " MEDEA BENJAMIN'S NEW BOOK " DRONE WARFARE: KILLING BY REMOTE CONTROL " Presentation & book signing by: Medea Benjamin co-founder of CODEPINK and Global Exchange. “It's a way of waging war without putting U.S. lives at risk. It's a way of waging war without letting the American people know we're even at war. It's a way of waging war that lets the CIA and other secret organizations have control—don't even have to go to Congress. It's a tremendous abuse of executive power. And it's killing a lot of innocent civilians. And the American people need to know about it.” —Medea Benjamin If you'd like to book Medea Benjamin for an event or have questions about an event listed below, please contact Mobbie from the DC office at [address removed]. *Where: San Diego State University, CA TBA Website: http://codepink.org
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***THUR APRIL 11 at 4:00PM UCSD VISUAL ARTS DEPARTMENT presents " 2013 ART EXHIBITION " " 2013 ART EXHIBITION " " ★ A Specific Piece of Music ★ A musical performance by RACHEL MASON, in collaboration with The Preuss School UCSD, invites both participation and spectatorship by the uninitiated. *WHERE: University Art Gallery Mandeville Center, University of California San Diego 9500 Gilman Drive, La Jolla, CA[masked] ★ Contact INFO: Tel[masked] / Fax[masked] or [address removed] ADMISSION is FREE!

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***FRIDAY APRIL 12 thru SUNDAY APRIL 14, 2013 " CALIFORNIA STATE CONVENTION ~ IN SACRAMENTO " This is a reminder that our State Convention is right around the corner and we need your help to facilitate a productive and thrilling convention for the 3,000 delegates, guests and press in attendance! Join us as we celebrate our 2012 victories and plan for future Democratic victories at our State Convention April 12-14, 2013 in Sacramento. We will hold a mandatory training for all convention volunteers on Thursday April 11th. SIGN UP TO BE A VOLUNTEER AT THE 2013 CALIFORNIA STATE CONVENTION IN SACRAMENTO. (http://action.cadem.org/site/Calendar?id=100221&view=Detail) Volunteers are needed in several areas ? some assignments will require sitting while others may involve standing or acting as a runner. There will be opportunities for you to attend General Session and hear our great speakers after your shifts! Those interested in volunteering must complete the volunteer form SOON as we are experiencing a rapid influx of volunteer sign-ups. If you have any questions, please contact Zuhal Bahaduri, Volunteer Coordinator at [address removed]. Please let us know as soon as possible if you have any special needs, we will do our best to position you within your ability and interest! Thank you and see you in Sacramento! *Where: Sacramento Convention Center 1400 J St. Sacramento, CA 95814 Website: www.cadem.org

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*** MON APRIL 22 at 4:00PM UCSD VISUAL ARTS DEPARTMENT presents " 2013 ART EXHIBITION " Visiting Artist Lecture: A Talk by MARTHA ROSIER . W e'd love your company to open at UCSD University Art Gallery Co-sponsored by the Visual Arts Department, Visiting Artist Lecture Series . ADMISSION is FREE! *WHERE: University Art Gallery Mandeville Center. University of California San Diego 9500 Gilman Drive, La Jolla, CA[masked] ★ Contact INFO: Tel [masked] / Fax [masked] [address removed] / ADMISSION is FREE!

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***WED APRIL 24, 2013 IN WAshington, D.C."Voto Latino Power Summit: El Tiempo es Ahora (blogamole.tr3s)The 1st Annual Voto Latino Power Summit " welcomed over 300 young leaders from across the country. Attendees, representing 18 states, learned directly from top influential leaders in a range of fields. Panelist and speakers included public officials, artists, grassroots organizers, and business leaders in new media, public speaking, activism and community organizing. Some of our 2013 speakers included: TIFFANY DUFU (White House Project), DOLORES HUERTA, (Dolores Huerta Foundation), ANA PATRICIA GUZMAN (Telemundo), ROSARIO MARIN (former U.S Treasurer), and Voto Latino co-chair, ROSARIO DAWSON. We're getting ready to invite young leaders and community activists to Washington, D.C. where they'll learn how to change the world. Power Summit 2013 will take place April 12th - 15th. Hundreds of participants will come from around the country to participate. And with the help of leaders and experts from the fields of technology, media, and more, we'll host the premier event of the year for the next generation of American leaders. With so many important issues up for grabs right now -- immigration reform, reducing gun violence, securing marriage equality for all -- our future will be shaped by young people who stand up to be part of our political process by organizing in their communities. Reply-To: [address removed] Power Summit 2013 is coming up fast -- don't wait to sign up for more information as it becomes available: http://votolatino.org/ps13 TO REGISTER: http://votolatino.org/ps13utm_source=sp5152897&utm_medium=e&sc=sp5152897

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***THUR APRIL 25 at Mark your calendars today for the" Seventh Annual Dining Out for Life® San Diego " on Thursday, April 25, 2013. This amazingly fun and inviting event is not to be missed as San Diegans come together to fill some of San Diego’s best restaurants to raise funds for HIV/AIDS programs at *Where: The San Diego LGBT Community Center Centre in Hillcrest Address: 3909 Centre Street San Diego, CA 92103 Phone:[masked] On April 25, Dining Out for Life® San Diego’s participating establishments will generously donate[masked] percent of their food and liquor sales on that day. Consider yourself invited and start thinking of where you’ll dine out with family and friends for breakfast, lunch and/or dinner at the participating restaurants on April 25. For more information on the event, or to suggest a favorite restaurant that might participate, contact Ian Johnson, Dining Out for Life® San Diego event coordinator, at [masked] x247 or [address removed]. Dining Out for Life® San Diego + Volunteers = Success If you are willing to volunteer with Dining Out for Life® San Diego, we would love to have your help. We need enthusiastic volunteers – particularly on the day of the event – to help make this fabulous community event a success. If you can give some time, or if you have any questions about volunteering, please contact Jerry Tomaszewicz at[masked] x202 or [address removed].


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★★★ SAT MAY 4 at 6:00PM RECEPTION  -  7:00PM DINNER  -  8:30PM ★★★ SUPERSTAR AWARDS  & DANCING! ★ ★ ★   " PAINTING THE TOWN BLUE "  ★ ★ ★    OUR SAN DIEGO COUNTY DEMOCRATIC PARTY'S ★ ★ ★  33RD ANNUAL ROOSEVELT DINNER " ★★★ Painting the Town Blue! ★★★  Gala & Awards  ★★★ by the ★★★  San Diego County Democratic Party Celebrate being a San Diego Democrat in style.  ★★★ It's fresh! It's new! It's fun! It's "blue!"  ★★★. Join us the evening of Saturday, May 4, 2013 *Where: at the Hilton San Diego Resort,  1775 E. Mission Bay Dr., San Diego (92109)  6:00 Welcome Reception & Silent Auction  7:00 Dinner & Superstar Awards 8:30 Dancing & More! Our 33rd annual Roosevelt Dinner is expected to sell out. Save the date & reserve your space early! For more information, call (858)[masked] or email [address removed]. TO  BUY TICKETS & REGISTER: https://secure.actblue.com/page/rd13 Painting the Town Blue! Gala & Awards by the San Diego County Democratic Party Celebrate being a San Diego Democrat in style. It's fresh! It's new! It's fun! It's "blue!" *WHERE: Hilton San Diego Resort  1775 E. Mission Bay Dr., San Diego (92109)

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***SATURDAY MAY 4, 2013 starting at 9:00AM thru SUNDAY MAY 5, 2013 to 5:00PM In Washington D.C. " TRANSPARENCY CAMP " This year, the Sunlight Foundation is partnering with the George Washington University School of of Media and Public Affairs to bring you the best TCamp yet, but to do that, we’ll need your help. As an unconference, TCamp relies on the participation of the attendees to set the agenda and to create an engaging, welcoming environment. So be sure to come with ideas, share the registration link with your friends, and tweet #TCamp13 ! You can find more about what to expect (and what awesome DC food trucks will be providing lunch) on our website: http://TransparencyCamp.org. And we’ll have more information about how to share your ideas for sessions soon. Early bird prices end March 1, 2013, so register today! Hope to see you there! Early bird prices end March 1, 2013, so register today! Hope to see you there! You are the first to know that early bird registration for TransparencyCamp 2013 is now open. This year, TCamp will take place May 4th and 5th at the George Washington University’s Marvin Center. By registering early, you can attend TCamp for only $20 -- or $15 for students! Register at: http://tcamp13.eventbrite.com/ Reply-To: [address removed] * Where: Marvin Center, George Washington University[masked]st Street Northwest Washington, DC 20052
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***MONDAY MAY 6 at 6:00 - 8:00 PM "RUN WOMEN RUN " CANDIDATE & CAMPAIGN TRAINING SERIES "NUTS & BOLTS of ORGANIZING YOUR CAMPAIGN "

Reserve your space for the series or individual sessions.

To RSVP by mail for any event  ~  Please Make Your Check Payable to Run Women Run and Mail it to 1531 Grand Ave. Ste. D, San Marcos, CA 92078 Series of 4 Workshops $100 Individual Sessions For more information contact: [address removed] or call[masked] * *Where:

Hera Hub, 9710 Scranton Rd., Ste. 16, San Diego CA


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*** THUR MAY 9, 2013 Cocktail Hour 5:30PM | Dinner 6:30PM " PLANNED PARENTHOOD 50th ANNIVERSARY DINNER " Join us for our signature celebration at our 50th Anniversary Dinner. This energizing night will feature an engaging program celebrating the history of our organization while reconnecting you with a motivated community of friends. Register at: http://www.ppaction.org/site/Calendar?id=104606&view=Detail *Where: Hilton San Diego Bayfront One Park Boulevard, San Diego, CA 92101 Register at: http://www.ppaction.org/site/Calendar?id=104606&view=Detail
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*** THUR MAY 9 at 6:30pm UCSD VISUAL ARTS DEPARTMENT presents " 2013 ART EXHIBITION " " FRONT PAGE " A performance-based workshop by LIZ MAGIC LASER, in collaboration with ACTOR AUDREY CRABTREE, draws on the language of the corporate retreat and the work of Brazilian theater director AUGUSTO BOAL . ★ Contact INFO: Tel [masked] / Fax [masked] [address removed] *WHERE: University Art Gallery Mandeville Center. University of California San Diego 9500 Gilman Drive, La Jolla, CA[masked] ADMISSION is FREE!



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***FRI MAY 24, 2013, at 7:30-9:00 am " Harvey Milk Diversity Breakfast 2013 " Join us for the 2013 Harvey Milk Diversity Breakfast on Friday May 24, 2013 at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront Hotel, 1 Park Blvd. Attended by more than 1,000 people, businesses, groups and organizations annually, this San Diego event is the largest Harvey Milk celebration in the state of California. For wait list information, email [address removed]. For the latest details, visit the Facebook page at www.facebook.com/Harvey.Milk.Diversity.Breakfast . Date: Friday, May 24, 2013 Time: 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM *Where: Hilton San Diego Bayfront Hotel, 1 Park Blvd, San Diego, CA 92101 If you'd like to attend this event you can purchase tickets online: https://secure3.convio.net/sdlgbt/site/Ticketing?view=Tickets&id=100481&JServSessionIdr004=jj37rnwoo2.app333b

★ ★ ★  JUNE 2013 ★ ★ ★

***Monday, June 3 at 6:00 - 8:00 PM RUN WOMEN RUN " CANDIDATE & CAMPAIGN TRAINING SERIES " Speaking & Messaging Developing your speeches,  communications & media

Reserve your space for the series or individual sessions .


Series of 4 Workshops $100 Individual Sessions.To RSVP by mail for any event  ~  Please Make Your Check Payable to Run Women Run and Mail it to 1531 Grand Ave. Ste. D, San Marcos, CA 92078  For more information contact: [address removed] or call[masked] *Where:

Hera Hub, 9710 Scranton Rd., Ste. 16, San Diego CA



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***FRIDAY JUNE 7, 2013 8:00 - 9:00 AM " On the job with District Attorney BONNIE DUMANIS " at the San Diego Family Justice Center   District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis   Run Women Run invites you to meet our elected women "on the job" to learn more about the work that they do and how their perspective as a woman affects the policies that they make. This is a unique opportunity to visit the nationally acclaimed San Diego Family Justice Center where victims of domestic violence find the services and support they need in one efficient center.  This was the first center of its kind in the nation and has become a model for other cities.   Friday, June 7, 2013 8:00 - 9:00 AM *Where: San Diego Family Justice Center ,1122  Broadway, San Diego There is NO validated parking. There is no charge for this event ~ FREE ADMISSION Space is limited. Please RSVP ~ [address removed] or call[masked]

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***JUNE 20-23, 2013 *Thursday, June 20, 2013 - Sunday, June 23,[masked]:00 AM - 3:00 PM Pacific Time ***NETROOTS NATION 2013 ANNUAL CONFERENCE*** IN SAN JOSE *** In case you missed the announcement at the end of this year's conference, Netroots Nation 2013 is going to be June 20-23 in San Jose, CA. CONTACT US at Email: [address removed] or Snail Mail: Netroots Nation, 60 29th Street, #664, San Francisco, CA 94110 *Where: San Jose Convention Center, 150 West San Carlos St., San Jose, California 95110 USA:[masked]

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***JULY 1 at 6:00 - 8:00 PM " RUN WOMEN RUN " CANDIDATE & CAMPAIGN TRAINING SERIES " All About Fundraising Making the "Ask" Filing & Finances "

Reserve your space for the series or individual sessions.

Series of 4 Workshops $100 Individual Sessions. * Please Make Your Check Payable to Run Women Run and Mail it to 1531 Grand Ave. Ste. D, San Marcos, CA 92078  For more information contact: [address removed] or call[masked] *Overview Co-sponsored by  San Diego County Democratic & Presented by Francine Busby & a team of experts    Series of 4 Workshops $100 Individual Sessions * Where: At Hera Hub 9710 Scranton Rd. Ste. 16, San Diego CA *Where:

Hera Hub, 9710 Scranton Rd., Ste. 16, San Diego CA





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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 Time: Location: 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 [address removed] or [masked].  If you are unable to attend but would still like to contribute, click here: https://secure3.convio.net/lambda/site/Donation2?df_id=4680&4680.donation=form1&s_subsrc=gfsde31x&JServSessionIdr004=22rxg2qmt5.app306a LAMBDA LEGAL Website: l[address removed]
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★ ★ ★ SPECIAL MESSAGE:  From MUCH BETTER CHOICES & THE PDA & DFA WORKING GROUP ★ ★ ★

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★ ★ ★ Back to our Rapid Response Roots  The mayor needs our support as he gets attacted by the Hotel Industry! ★ ★ ★
Now that one of ours is in office, we can help him.
What's in this issue?  The mayor is doing what is best for us Proactive Response needed! Show the mayor he has our support Let the City Council know we care (and are watching) Stand up for our Mayor Support our cause Got ideas, or need help?
Friend us and like us on Facebook and post videos and comments on your Facebook page. The mayor is doing what is best for those of us who don't happen to own hotels
In the last days anbd back rooms of the Sanders administration The city of San Diego gave a sweetheart deal to the Hotel and tourism industry.
They got a gaurantee of a tax on the taxpayers and visitors of San Diego.  The multi-million dollar proceeds of this tax do not go towards fixing potholes  oranything else to benefit San Diego City or County residents.
They go directly into the pockets of the local hotel owners and the legal counsel to the Tourism board that happens to beon the board of directors of a major Republican PAC.  This boils down to a case of public money being given to private corporate concerns.
Our Mayor knows a bad deal when he smells one.  Bob Filner is holding up payments to the interested parties until a better deal can be negotiated.
In the meantime the hotel owners have sued the city.  The county newspapers, who happen to be owned by a Hotel owner are criticizing the mayor as incompetent and a bully for the act of watching out for the rest of us.  [Back to Top]  Proactive, Rapid Response needed! Yes, I know that a Proactive response is an oxymoron, but we need to ignore that.
Please comment or email the editors of the local newspapers with something like:   If the sweetheart deal the city gave to the private hotel interests isn't bad enough, now we find some of the paid staff of the hotel district are major contributors to Republican campaigns and causes.
The paid legal counsel to the hotel district, who doesn't even live in San Diego, turns out to be on the board of directors of a  Sacramento based Republican PAC.  In other words public money (hotel taxes) which could be used to fix our streets and broken sewers goes to fund Republican candidates.
Go on-line to U-T's web site and comment on the many articles you are likely to see everyday on this issue and how bad the mayor is.  Tweet this information our and put it on your FaceBook page  [Back to Top] Show the Mayor that you support him  Send Mayor Filner at email at [address removed] telling him something like...

Dear Mayor Filner:   I am writing to encourage you to stand firm against the hotel special interests. For far too long special interests have used our city to collect money for their private interests. The hotels should be ashamed that they insist that they are entitled to funds that should go to our city.
More outrageously, the hotels pushed  through the council, a sweetheart deal to insure they get their payoff for another 40+ years.  How dare they!  It is time to rescind the 40 year deal and levy an honest tax that goes to repair our streets and sewers. Thank you for standing with the citizens of San Diego!
Let the City Council know you support the Mayor over the Hotel owners. Email the city council members with the same, or a very similar email as the one above that you sent to the mayor.  For your own councilman, you might replace the last sentence with something like:  As a citizen who voted for you, {or "who lives and votes in your district,"} I want to thank you for working in our best interest.  I live in the county and not in the city, so I will end it with something like, "who is concerned about the city,..."
Dist. 1: [address removed] Dist. 2: [address removed] Dist. 3: [address removed] Dist. 4: Tony Young (Vacated) Dist. 5: [address removed]. Dist. 6: [address removed] Dist. 7: [address removed] Dist. 8: [address removed] Dist. 9: [address removed]
Stand up for the Mayor - Literally   As always, if you have questions or suggestions you can contact us at       
The 2013 Republicans Explained  The new session of Congress is in session and the 2013 Republicans are implementing their new policies for President Obama's new term.  This video describes what we can expect from them.  Please tweet the link (use hashtag #NEWGOP2013) and like it for your facebook page.  youtu.be/YBDblM9UFyg  For more details go to our website: www.muchbetterchoices.com  (Cut and Paste into your browser if necessary.)




 

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★ # 1. THE YOUNG TURKS ACTION: "  TO RESTORE TRUE DEMOCRACY IN THE UNITED STATES  "   : WEBSITE: http://www.wolf-pac.com/


To restore true democracy in the United States by pressuring our State Representatives to pass a much needed 28th Amendment to our Constitution which would end corporate personhood and publicly finance all elections in our country. There are only 2 ways to amend the Constitution. (1) Go through our federal government (2) Go through our State Legislators via an Article V. Convention.



Wolf PAC (ACTIVE MEMBERS OF TYT) believes that we can no longer count on our federal government to do what is in the best interest of the American people due to the unfettered amount of money they receive from outside organizations to fund their campaigns. We point to the failure of the Disclose Act as rock solid evidence that this would be a total waste of our time, effort, and money. We also point to the recent decision by the US Supreme Court to not even hear a case filed by Montana claiming it did not have to abide by Citizens United, as proof that state legislation is not a suffient measure to solve this problem. We believe that we have no choice but to put an amendment in the hands of our State Representatives who are not, at this moment in time, completely blinded by the influence of money and might actually do what 86% of the country wants...take away the massive influence that money has over our political process. MICHAEL MONETTE, Director of Organizing, at: [address removed] Article by Mike: Howling Into the Wind: http://www.wolf-pac.com/howling_into_the_wind ABOUT TYT: http://www.wolf-pac.com/about



RESOLUTION TO BE INTRODUCE IN EVERY STATE LEGISLATURE! IF WE GET 38 states to pass this resolution, THIS RESOLUTION MUST be introduced in Congress!

Texas HCR-25

WHEREAS, it was the stated intention of the framers of the Constitution of the United States of America that the Congress of the United States of America should be "dependent on the people alone." (James Madison, Federalist 52); and, WHEREAS, that dependency has evolved from a dependency on the people alone to a dependency on those who spend excessively in elections, through campaigns or third-party groups; and,

WHEREAS, the United States Supreme Court ruling in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, 558 U.S. 310 (2010) removed restrictions on amounts of independent political spending; and,

WHEREAS, the removal of those restrictions has resulted in the unjust influence of powerful economic forces, which have supplanted the will of the people by undermining our ability to write our own laws, determine the fate of our state, and choose our political leadership; and

WHEREAS Article V of the United States Constitution requires the United States Congress to call a convention for proposing amendments upon application of two-thirds of the legislatures of the several states for the purpose of proposing amendments to the United States Constitution; and WHEREAS the State of Texas sees the need for a convention to propose amendments in order to address concerns such as those raised by the decision of the United States Supreme Court in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission (2010) 130 S.Ct. 876 and related cases and events including those occurring long before or afterward or for a substantially similar purpose, and desires that said convention should be so limited; and WHEREAS the State of Texas desires that the delegates to said convention shall be comprised equally from individuals currently elected to state or local office, or be selected by election in each Congressional district for the purpose of serving as delegates, though all individuals elected or appointed to federal office, now or in the past, be prohibited from serving as delegates to the Convention, and intends to retain the ability to restrict or expand the power of its delegates within the limits expressed above; and WHEREAS the State of Texas intends that this be a continuing application considered together with applications calling for a convention currently pending in the before the 188th Massachusetts legislature as HD.2684 and the 88th Minnesota legislature as S.F. No. 17, and all other passed, pending, and future applications, the aforementioned concerns of Texas notwithstanding until such time as two-thirds of the Several States have applied for a Convention and said Convention is convened by Congress;

Therefore, be it resolved, that the legislature of the State of Texas, speaking through its legislature, and pursuant to Article V of the United States Constitution, hereby petitions the United States Congress to call a Convention for the purpose of proposing Amendments to the Constitution of the United States of America as soon as two-thirds of the several States have applied for a Convention; and Be it further resolved, that the Chief Clerk of the Texas House of Representatives transmit copies of this resolution to the President and Vice President of the United States, the Speaker of the United States House of Representatives, the Minority Leader of the United States House of Representatives, the President Pro Tempore of the United States Senate, to each Senator and Representative from Texas in the Congress of the United States, to the Governor of each State, and to the presiding officers of each legislative body of each of the several States, requesting the cooperation of the several States in issuing an application compelling Congress to call a convention for proposing amendments pursuant to Article V of the United States Constitution.

Ryan Clayton Wolf-PAC : Email : [address removed]


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★ # II. ★ ★ ★ S.D. Democrats Accepting Applications for Key Staff Position The San Diego County Democratic Party is hiring a full-time Office Manager / Volunteer Coordinator for our year-round headquarters in Kearny Mesa. This will be a key member of our team responsible for supporting hundreds of volunteers and ensuring the highest level of day-to-day operations for the organization. Duties include recruiting, training, and coordinating the County Party's volunteers, as well as general office administration, event planning, database and website maintenance, correspondence, phones/reception, and social media communications. Applicants should have at least some college education and should demonstrate strong written and verbal communication, excellent organizational skills, proficiency in databases and office technology, and a background in motivating and working with a wide range of people. Some political organizing experience is preferred; fluency in Spanish is desirable. Please email résumés to Ryan Hurd at [address removed]. San Diego County Democratic Party Website:, www.sddemocrats.org.


★ # III . AFL-CIO: " REPUBLICANS ARE HOLDING WORKING FAMILIES HOSTAGE! " TO CALL YOUR CONGRESSMEMBER go to: go.aflcio.org/stand-down-now or: http://act.aflcio.org/c/18/p/dia/action3/common/public/?action_KEY=5583 Bullies in Congress are threatening to let job-killing, across-the-board budget cuts go forward and to cause a government default that would derail the economic recovery—all to get their way on benefit cuts to Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid and to keep tax loopholes flowing for Wall Street and the richest 2%. Enter your info to the right to call your members of Congress now and tell them to stand up to these bullies. *For far too long, they’ve drowned out the voices of working people to push their dangerous agenda of painful cuts to things like health care for our kids and retirement security for our seniors, so they can lavish tax giveaways on their rich corporate donors. The result of this Wall Street agenda is clear—inadequate job growth, wage stagnation and growing inequality. We cannot allow right-wing extremists in Congress to take our economy hostage again. Call your members of Congress now and tell them you’re standing up to the bullies: go.aflcio.org/stand-down-now


★ # IV. VERA, DFA MEMBER >>> Important petition to stop radioactive waste from getting into the items we use everyday. They are trying to get this through without the public becoming aware of this hazard. In the comments section I wrote:

First they used radioactive waste in ammunition leaving Iraq dealing with radiation related illness and high levels of birth abnormalities. Now they are bringing this hazard home. What has happened to the value of human life in our society? You may want to add comments of your own to stop this impending hazard to our health. They seem intent on finding ways to avoid expensive storage of radioactive waste.

Dear MoveOn member, U.S. Dept of Energy Secretary Steven Chu plans to dump 14,000 tons of radioactive scrap metal into the marketplace for use in the manufacturing of consumer products.1 This means that your everyday purchases, such as silverware, zippers, belt buckles, eyeglass frames, jewelry, watches, toys, pet bowls, and leashes could soon be made with radioactive scrap metal. This action is being fast-tracked, with little regard for public comment. The deadline for a decision is this Monday, February 11. That's why I created an emergency petition on SignOn.org to Secretary of Energy Steven Chu, which says: Stop the Department of Energy plans to use 14,000 tons of radioactive scrap metals in the manufacturing of consumer products. There is no safe level of radiation. Keep nuclear waste out of my home and workplace! Click here to add your name to this petition, and then pass it along to your friends.

Thanks! –Maureen Headington Source: "Scrap-Metal Plan Proves Radioactive," The Wall Street Journal, January 16, 2013 http://www.moveon.org/r?r=287037&id=[masked]MxNJx&t=6 This petition was created on SignOn.org, the progressive, nonprofit petition site. SignOn.org is sponsored by MoveOn Civic Action, which is not responsible for the contents of this or other petitions posted on the site. Maureen Headington didn't pay us to send this email—we never rent or sell the MoveOn.org list. Want to support our work? MoveOn Civic Action is entirely funded by our 7 million members—no corporate contributions, no big checks from CEOs. And our tiny staff ensures that small contributions go a long way.


★ # V. THE TWO BIGGEST DEBT HOLDERS IN CONGRESS: Interesting article in Open Secrets about the two biggest debt holders in congress – both in San Diego County. Below is clipped from a longer article at: http://www.opensecrets.org/news/2013/02/congress-liabilities.html?utm_source=CRP+Mail+List&utm_campaign=b02168333e-Newsletter_2_14_2013&utm_medium=email

" BIG WEALTH, BIG DEBTS "

Ranking No. 1 in congressional debt for 2011 was Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.), who made a fortune in the car alarm business and has frequently appeared at the top of OpenSecrets.org's list of wealthiest lawmakers (this year he's ranked number two with an average estimated net worth of $480.3 million). Issa owed at least $100 million on two personal loans from Union Bank and Merrill Lynch, but his office to a request for comment on the reason for the loans. Does it make sense that the richest lawmakers would also hold some of the largest debts? Absolutely, according to several sources knowledgeable about wealth management who spoke to OpenSecrets.org. The type of borrowing wealthy people do is often different from the borrowing of the average American, said Allen Laufer, director of financial planning at Silvercrest Asset Management, a financial advisory firm that specializes in helping wealthy families. "Certainly in my experience, we find wealthy people borrow because it's advantageous to do so," Laufer said, in contrast to borrowing to help pay for purchases that are beyond the borrower's means. A large debt may signal a sophisticated financial strategy and opportunity, rather than economic distress, he said. "It's a different kind of borrowing -- one that either enhances returns (on investments) or it is maybe for estate or gift tax planning," Laufer said. Often, wealthy people are able to borrow money at a very low interest rate not generally available to the public; they then invest the funds in something with a higher rate of return. For example, Laufer said, money can currently be borrowed from a family trust at an interest rate of roughly 1 percent.

A distant second to Issa among the biggest debtors of 2011 was freshman Rep. Scott Peters (D-Calif.), whose combined liabilities totaled between $18 million and $90 million. As with Issa, that's not much compared to his overall personal wealth, which, including that debt, we estimate to have been, on average, about $86.2 million. Peters' debts are cryptic: Some lines say nothing more than "CALL SPX - SHORT," for example. Two financial experts we talked to said it appeared that Peters may have been borrowing to short sell an S&P index fund. Several similar entries use different acronyms that could refer to different funds. But Peters' office would provide no further information when we called multiple times. "Scott has complied fully with his reporting requirements and supports this process for government transparency," his communications director, Taylor Lavendar, said in an email. "Voters will have the information they need to be confident he's acting in their best interest and in the best interest of the country."

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★ # VI ***SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT By FRANCINE BUBSY FOR " RUN WOMEN RUN " ~ [address removed] or call[masked] **********************************************************

 

 

JOIN US FOR THESE SPECIAL EVENTS: International Women of Color Day Reception Mar. 1   International Women's Day with A Nobel Laureate,  ★ Mar. 13 Boards & Commissions Workshop Sponsored , ★ Mar. 14 San Diego Women's Hall of Fame, ★ Mar. 16 St. ~ [address removed] or call[masked] ★ MARCH 17 Patrick's Day Party Fundraiser for Lorena Gonzalez,  Mar. 17 ★ MAY 9  Planned Parenthood 50th Anniversary, May 9 ★ Candidate & Campaign Training Series, April 8, May 6, June 3, July 1  ★ On the job with DA Bonnie Dumanis at the Family Justice Center   Greetings! ,   Reach Higher!  We invite you to take advantage of these many opportunities to meet outstanding women leaders.  Their courage truly inspires us to reach higher to achieve our full potential  These events will sell out. Please RSVP today to reserve your space. * ~ [address removed] or call[masked]
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***FRI MARCH 1 at 5:30 - 7:30 PM International Women of Color Day Hosted by Lawyers Club of San Diego Featuring Superior Court Commissioner & Run Women Run former endorsed candidate  ★  Friday, March 1st    5:30 - 7:30 PM *Where: Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd   655 West Broadway, Suite 1900 San Diego, CA      Admission: $15  Please Register at www.lawyersclubsandiego.com

 

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*** WED MARCH 13 at 8:00-9:30 AM International Women's Day Breakfast Leymah Gbowee Nobel Laureate  with Nobel Laureate Leymah Gbowee Liberian Peace Activist featured in the film,  Pray the Devil Back to Hell  Representatives from the United Nations Commission on the status of women will report on this years gathering.    Wednesday, March 13, 8:00-9:30 AM *Where: Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice, USD Purchase tickets online at http://peace.kintera.org/breakfast
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***THURSDAY MARCH 14 at 6:00-8:00 PM Boards & Commissions Workshop Learn how to secure a spot on non-profit, corporate & government boards & commissions. Receive a listing of local boards & commission. Thursday, March 14 6:00-8:00 PM *Where: At the offices of Paul Hastings   4747 Executive Dr. 14th Floor in UTC  RWR and Lawyers Club Members: $10   1.0 MCLE credits     RSVP is required ~ [address removed] or call[masked] **********************************************************

 

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***FRDAY MARCH 15 at 5:00 - 8:00 PM San Diego Women's Hall of Fame   Induction Ceremony and Dinner Join members of Run Women Run for this inspirational evening to honor women leaders from diverse fields  in San Diego.  Friday, March 15   5:00 - 8:00 PM *Where: UCSD Price Center East Ballroom 9500 Gilman Dr., (Corner of Lyman Ave. & Myers Dr.) San Diego, CA 92093 $75.00 General    $60 Seniors   $45 Students     RSVP ~ [address removed] or call[masked]

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***SUNDAY MARCH 17 at 3:00 - 5:00 PM Lorena Gonzalez Candidate 80th Assembly District St. Patrick's Day Party in support of  Lorena Gonzalez Sunday, March 17, 2013   3:00 - 5:00 PM *Where: At the home of Francine Busby, 2235 Ruddy Duck CT, Cardiff-by-the Sea, CA Run Women Run Member $100 Guest: $150 Host: $250 To RSVP:  Contact Joe at (619)[masked] or [address removed]

★★★  CANDIDATE & CAMPAIGN TRAINING ★★★ SERIES  ★★★

***MONDAY APRIL 8 at 6:00 - 8:00 PM Candidate & Campaign Training At Hera Hub 9710 Scranton Rd. Ste. 16, San Diego CA Reserve your space for the series or individual sessions Realities of Running Evaluating Your Race - Overview    Monday, April 8 6:00 - 8:00 PM

***MONDAY MAY 6 at :00 - 8:00 PM Nuts & Bolts   Organizing your Campaign Monday, May 6

***Monday, June 3 at 6:00 - 8:00 PM Speaking & Messaging Developing your speeches,  communications & media Monday, June 3

***JULY 1 at 6:00 - 8:00 PM All About Fundraising Making the "Ask" Filing & Finances Monday, July 1

Co-sponsored by  San Diego County Democratic     Presented by   Francine Busby & a team of experts    Series of 4 Workshops $100 Individual Sessions: $35

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***THURSDAY MAY 9 at 5:30 PM Stand up with Planned Parenthood in support of women's reproductive health rights & justice 50th Anniversary Dinner *Where: Bay Front Hilton, San Diego Thursday, May 9, 2013 at 5:30 PM   Contribution: $150  RSVP   Add a note after your RSVP to join the RWR table.

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***FRIDAY JUNE 7, 2013 8:00 - 9:00 AM On the job with District Attorney BONNIE DUMANIS at the San Diego Family Justice Center   District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis   Run Women Run invites you to meet our elected women "on the job" to learn more about the work that they do and how their perspective as a woman affects the policies that they make. This is a unique opportunity to visit the nationally acclaimed San Diego Family Justice Center where victims of domestic violence find the services and support they need in one efficient center.  This was the first center of its kind in the nation and has become a model for other cities.   Friday, June 7, 2013 8:00 - 9:00 AM *Where: San Diego Family Justice Center ,1122  Broadway, San Diego There is NO validated parking. There is no charge for this event ~ FREE ADMISSION Space is limited. Please RSVP ~ [address removed] or call[masked]

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To RSVP by mail for any event  ~  Please Make Your Check Payable to Run Women Run and Mail it to 1531 Grand Ave. Ste. D, San Marcos, CA 92078  For more information contact: [address removed] or call[masked] ****************

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University of California San Diego VISUAL ARTS DEPT. PRESENTS 2013 ART EXHIBITION ★ We'd love your company to open at UCSD University Art Gallery ★ FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10151305687992572
★ We'd love your company to open at UCSD University Art Gallery ★
★ FROM FEB 21 thru MAY 10, 2013 EXHIBITION - On exhibition from February 21 through May 10, 2013, We'd love your company is a new project with New York-based artist ETHAN BRECKENRIDGE, organized in collaboration with the University Art Gallery (UAG) at the University of California, San Diego. The project extends an open invitation to publics to repurpose the UAG into a negotiated space of research, dialogue, performance, sociality, and activism. The gallery becomes a place where the assumptions of participatory formats in art practice and popular culture, are thought through, discussed, performed and tested through a program of events and conditions of in/hospitable space.
★T he physical walls of the gallery, which previously served to delineate separate display spaces and to maximize surface area for exhibition of artworks, are cut out and reconstructed to provide a physical platform, as well as other ambiguous grounded structures, that invite indeterminate use. Translucent scrims, scattered throughout the newly opened space, allow guests to erect mutable enclosures and barriers, while life-size figures, enlarged from architectural models, populate the space as its imagined and real participants. Through this redesign, Breckenridge acts as architect and host to ambivalent inhabitation by all guests and collaborators - both allied and adversarial, idealized and actualized.
We'd love your company parlays the open invitation into a call for program proposals as a transactional vehicle for the use and exchange of space and time by the UAG's most proximate public, the university student(s), as well as its ancillary publics, the "community." Parallel to this invitation, We'd love your company hosts a series of guest lectures, performances, and workshops that critically respond to the participatory imperative in contemporary art practices and political institutions. Alongside this programming, the performance of an adapted teleplay and th screening of a video, both produced by Breckenridge, consider projective and reflexive instances of the hospitable gesture and participation in piecemeal, narrative forms.
Over the course of the exhibition, a progressive publication will document the project in a self-archiving format to become a flexible instruction manual that invites further reflection and both auspicious and dubious participation.
An opening reception with the artist will take place on February 21, 5:30 - 8:30pm, and a performance of Across a Tiled Pathway will commence at 6:30pm.
★ Call for Proposals: Members of publics are invited to propose event programs as part of, or separate from, the exhibition. We welcome all proposals! Conferences, performances, seminars, gabfests, team building sessions, social gatherings, tête-à-tête's, etc. To propose an event program, or for any related inquiries, please e-mail [address removed] with your name, organization, potential dates and times, a brief description, potential equipment/material needs, your contact information, and "YOUR PROGRAM HERE" in the subject line. ★  Program Schedule
Opening Reception Thursday, February 21, 5:30-8:30pm 6:30pm performance of " Across a Tiled Pathway", an adapted teleplay by ETHAN BRECKENRIDGE .
★ Artist in Conversation Friday, February 22, 11:00am Artist ETHAN BRECKENRIDGE in conversation with curator MICHELLE Y. HYUN.
Student Loans Monday, March 11 - Saturday, March 23, 24 hours/day A 24-hour study space and milieu recreation of a reclaimed library during winter quarter final exams, hosted by the UCSD Public Education Coalition. Study supplies and refreshments will be provided.
★ Premiere Screening Thursday, March 28, 4:00pm Premiere screening of a video produced by ETHAN BRECKENRIDGE at UCSD. The video will be screened continuously during exhibition hours in the UAG video gallery thereafter.
★ Contemporary Art's Evasive Social Reality Wednesday, April 3, 6:00pm A talk by SUHAIL MALIK, with corresponding shadow puppetry performance by VAN C. TRAN, proposes an art that avows its institutional condition and limitation. Co-sponsored by the Visual Arts Department, Discursive & Curatorial Production Initiative
★ A Specific Piece of Music Thursday, April 11, 4:00pm A musical performance by RACHEL MASON, in collaboration with The Preuss School UCSD, invites both participation and spectatorship by the uninitiated.
★ Visiting Artist Lecture Monday, April 22, 4:00pm A talk by MARTHA ROSIER . Co-sponsored by the Visual Arts Department, Visiting Artist Lecture Series
★ Front Page Thursday, May 9, 6:30pm A performance-based workshop by LIZ MAGIC LASER, in collaboration with ACTOR AUDREY CRABTREE, draws on the language of the corporate retreat and the work of Brazilian theater director Augusto Boal.
★ All events will take place at the University Art Gallery. ★ For more detailed information on these events and guests, please visit the UAG website, http://uag.ucsd.edu/talks-and-events/future.shtml
★ About the Artist ETHAN BRECKENRIDGE (b. Madison, Wisconsin, 1977) lives and works in New York. He earned his BFA from the School of Visual Arts and MFA from Columbia University. He has exhibited in galleries and institutions internationally and has produced projects for unitednationsplaza in Berlin, Germany (2006), Goethe Institut's Ludlow38 in New York (2008), the Museo Patino in Santa Cruz, Bolivia (2009), and the Sommerakademie at Zentrum Paul Klee in Bern, Switzerland (2009). Most recently, he exhibited at Greshams Ghost in Baltimore, The Zabludowicz Collection in London, UK, Thierry Goldberg Gallery in New York, and The Suburban in Chicago.
★ About the University Art Gallery *WHERE: University Art Gallery Mandeville Center, University of California San Diego, 9500 Gilman Drive, La Jolla, CA[masked] ★ Contact INFO: Tel[masked] / Fax [masked] /  Website: [address removed] / uag.ucsd.edu ★ Tuesday & Thursday 11am - 5pm, Wednesday & Friday 11am - 7:30pm Free Admission ★ Media Contacts: Grant Kester, [address removed] Merete Kjaer, [address removed] Sheena Ghanbari, [address removed], [masked] ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________


★IX. From John Hartley : [address removed] Subject: Clean Elections Campaign - It's time to finish it!

Neighborhoods for Clean Elections - "Back in the saddle!" Hi Everyone "Let the word go out far and wide!"

We have restarted our clean elections campaign for the City of San Diego!

Our campaign went dark at the beginning of 2012 as we realized that we did not have the strength and energy to put a clean elections initiative on the November 2012 ballot. This was after our long term campaign effort where we signed up over 500 people as supporters of cleanelections and earned the endorsements of 12 town councils on top of the endorsement of Common Cause, the Sierra Club, the League of Women Voters and the local Labor Council. Our goal now is to build on the work we have done in the past over the next three years, put a citizen's initiative for clean elections on the 1916 presidential ballot and win that campaign! As you know, the need to counter the destructive forces of big money has gotten greater over the past year with the full implementation of Citizen's United around the country, including right here in San Diego! A clean elections victory here in San Diego, would not only give our neighborhoods a greater say in their own neighborhoods and in the overall affairs of the city, but would provide a beacon of hope to all those across the state and nation who are appalled at the onslaught of secret, big money contributions trying to buy government at the expense of the average person. We realized that this campaign will take a lot of effort. We will need your help in any way that you can help. We particularly need the following: First, we will need to raise a lot more money than the $9,800 that we have raised. You can help financially either in a small way or a big way by going to our web page: www.sdcleanelections.org and following the directions on how to contribute. Second, we need volunteer help in two main areas: research and outreach. If you are willing to research clean election happenings around the nation, please let me know. And we will need help with outreach to the various groups around the city. If you are willing to help with this, please let me know. I might also suggest that if you would like training in organizing or in specific areas like public speaking or in local politics, let me know and we can work out a tailored program that would fill your needs and help forward our clean elections campaign at the same time. And finally, I would like to share with you how you can contact our campaign or follow up nationally on clean elections. Our web page is www.sdcleanelections.org and this site was built to help the organizer. You can always contact me at[masked] or [address removed]. If I am not in, leave me the best number and time to call you and I will get back to you. The best source for updates on clean elections around the nation is Public Campaign's web page at: www.publicampaign.org Thanks again for your support. This country was founded on the principle of "all men are created equal." To implement this principle, we believe that all Americans have the right to have a say in their elected government and we believe that clean elections empowers that right. John Hartley - Campaign Coordinator: Neighborhoods for Clean Elections

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★ X. ★★★ KNSJ RADIO 89.1 FM ★★★ !!! FREE & INDEPENDENT COMMUNITY RADIO! ★ GO TO: KNSJ.org or www.facebook.com/KNSJRadio ★ PLEASE, GIVE THE GIFT OF FREE SPEECH - TAX DEDUCTIBLE THANK YOU! ★ You have been angered by the corporate media for decades; Sickened by right-wing talk radio hate speech, If You miss KLSD and love Amy Goodman ★★★ Now " WE " can have our own access to people-powered radio 24/7!! ★ KNSJ Radio, YOUR Network for Social Justice, will be an independent community radio station in the San Diego County and border region area. ★ KNSJ is a radio station of the people, by the people and for the people, and as an independent media outlet will give a voice to thousands of people currently unheard. Become a Community Radio Founder and Sustainer! Please join this grassroots effort to build an independent medium of communication for the progressive people of San Diego working for Peace and Social Justice. Our goal is to raise $400,000 during the next 3 years! go to: www.KNSJ.org or Contact KNSJ @[masked] ★★★ See the Video at http://www.indiegogo.com/knsjradio ★★★ MARTIN EDER: (619) 871 - 9354_

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IX. PDA Announces: Three Year Law Scholarships for Social Justice Activists I’m very pleased to write this shout-out for America’s most progressive law school, the UDC David A. Clarke School of Law (UDC-DCSL). UDC-DCSL is PDA’s home away from home in Washington DC and is the location of our upcoming Progressive Central activities.UDC-DCSL is also America’s most diverse law school, very affordable, and boasts a FULL TUITION THREE YEAR SCHOLARSHIP for excellent students who have demonstrated deep commitment to justice and the public interest! We became familiar with this law school through JOE LIBERTELLI, a FOUNDING PDA Advisory Board MEMBER & ACTIVIST! And, a friend of mine personally since 1980. It’s the real deal. We had the first PDA Progressive Central at UDC-DCSL in 2005. Please check out their splash page for activists at: http://www.law.udc.edu/page/justice and feel free to write our friendl Joe at [address removed] for more information. Hope to see you on January 19th at the UDC David Clarke School of Law for Progressive Central III! Peace, Tim Carpenter, National Director_

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X. Bernie’s news conference » http://billmoyers.com/content/preview-bernie-sanders-on-why-big-media-shouldnt-get-bigger/ •Sign Bernie’s petition » http://www.sanders.senate.gov/petition/?uid=76f1a6c9-0caa-47ce-9171-6b62ccbbfd3a • Read the senators’ letter to the FCC (pdf) » http://www.sanders.senate.gov/imo/media/doc/FCC%20Media%20Ownership%20Letter% 2011%2030%202012.pdf
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XII. ★ BLANKETS NEEDED ★ BORDER ANGELS ★ WEBSITE: http://www.borderangels.org DROP BLANKETS OFF AT THE BORDER ANGELS OFFICE: Sherman Community Center, 2258 Island Ave., SD 92102 *(There is a box for Donations outside the door to the office). Contact PAM at email PAM at: [address removed] or call for Office Hours:[masked] Border Angels[masked] Enrique Morones: Email: [address removed] ★ BLANKETS NEEDED! ★ BORDER ANGELS ★ Website: www.angelesdelafrontera.org
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XIII. ★ GUN CONTROL ★: “We’re going to have to come together and take meaningful action to prevent more tragedies like this, regardless of the politics.” --President Obama Hours after the horrific school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut that claimed 28 lives, including 20 children, President Obama promised the nation he would take action. The harsh truth is that we’ve heard this promise before. After Aurora. After Tucson. After Virginia Tech. After Columbine. Promises are not enough. We need action -- and we need your help to make sure that this time the president follows through. Forward this email and ask your friends and family to join more than 300,000 in signing our petition to Demand A Plan: www.DemandAPlan.org Click here: https://www.facebook.com/sharer/sharer.php?u=http://www.demandaplan.org/newtown -- To share the Demand A Plan petition on Facebook. CLICK HERE: https://twitter.com/intent/tweetsource=webclient&text=Join+me+in+telling+@BarackObama:+I+%23DemandAPlan+to+end+gun+violence:+http://DemandAPlan.org to ask your friends to join you in tweeting at the President. 34 Americans are murdered with guns every day in America. That means more than 48,000 Americans will be murdered with guns in the President Obama’s second term -- and he has no plan to address gun violence. Now is the time to talk about guns. Now is the time to prevent more pointless deaths. Now is the time to Demand A Plan to end gun violence. Thank you for spreading the word, Mark Glaze, Mayors Against Illegal Guns Website: www.mayorsagainstillegalguns.org
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XIV. STOP MEDIA CONSOLIDATION! SENATOR BERNIE SANDERS is leading a fight against a Federal Communications Commission proposal to allow fewer and fewer news media conglomerates to control more and more television stations, radio stations and newspapers. “We’re going to do everything we can to prevent it from happening,” Bernie told Bill Moyers in an interview that will air this weekend on Moyers & Company. Media concentration limits the public's access to unbiased information about important issues, drowns out independent voices, hurts local news and community affairs coverage, eliminates competition and discourages diversity in ownership. The FCC could issue an order on the rule change as early as January. You can help stop the FCC by signing Bernie’s petition go to: http://www.sanders.senate.gov/petition/?uid=76f1a6c9-0caa-47ce-9171-6b62ccbbfd3a Watch a preview of Moyers & Company » Check your local listings for Moyers & Company » •
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XV. ★ SUNDAY, MARCH 3 thru THURSDAY, MARCH 14, 2013 " UN COMMISSION ON THE STATUS OF WOMEN 57TH SESSION " March 3 - 14, 2013, in New York City. [Photo: WIN at the UN CSW 2005 with Japanese and Afghan Interns] The Theme this year is "The Elimination of All Forms of Violence Against Women"'. WIN is accrediting delegates now to the UN CSW sessions. Pre-registration deadline is January 12, 2013 . If you are interested, contact WIN at [address removed]. WIN is convening a panel in a series with the San Francisco Department on Women and US Women Connect : Winning Strategies To End Violence Against Women - Local, National and Global Models WATCH FOR OUR JANUARY E-NEWS ! We have plans to Reboot a US Women's Agenda with a National Conference on US Women - the first since 1978. STAY TUNED! Check out our upgraded Weblog and Tweet and Friend us at our Facebook. Website: http://www.win-cawa.org/ Weblog: http://winwomenspeak.wordpress.com/ TWEET: http://twitter.com/wincawa FACEBOOK: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Womens-Intercultural-Network-WIN/110843312284299?ref=ts
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XVI . MUCH BETTER CHOICES NEWSLETTER: www.MuchBetterChoices.com It's a new day - Our Candidates and Propositions Won! Now they have to govern.... ...and we need to help them! What's in this issue? Now that our favorite candidates are in office how can we help them? Mayor Filner. Join in with the PDA. Facebook tip Help us gain ground for our candidates and office holders Got ideas, or need help? Friend us and like us on Facebook and post videos and comments on your Facebook page. Thanks!!! With your participation we tried new things. We had major successes. Now we need to help our new office holders govern and then get re-elected!
As we mentioned in our last Newsletter, we all need to pat ourselves on the back for the work we did using social media to get the word out about our favored candidates. ...and they all won!!! It is very unlikely that the Republicans are sitting around feeling sorry for themselves. They will be studying what we did and making every attempt to one-up us in the next elections. In the meantime, we have a task that we haven't had a lot of experience with. Along with working on a re-election strategy for our office holders, we have a new task of helping them govern.
Mayor Filner's new director of open government, Donna Frye, has already met with us at the December PDA meeting and she asked for our help. So, we will start with Mayor Filner and as our successes rack up we will add other office holders to our strategy. We have every intention of continuing to use the Social Media Network that we all created and was so successful during the election cycle. But, first we need to get together and work out strategy and discuss exactly what we want to accomplish.
Defending Mayor Filner; Advancing a Progressive Agenda While we all have been successful in helping elect the first Democratic mayor of San Diego in years, we can not afford to sit back. Mayor Filner is already under attack from Republican special interests and right-wing media and needs our support. Mayor Filner came into office only to find that the claims of the former mayor about a budget surplus was a myth and that in fact the city is over $30,000,000.00 in debt. Add to that the city council recently granted to special interests huge corporate welfare benefits that will cost taxpayer millions. Corporate interests, convinced the city council to give corporate welfare handouts to the visitors bureau and to a well connected hotel group. Both actions will cost taxpayers dearly. The bottom line is that Mayor Filner can not count on the city council to advance progressive programs. He needs our active support.
We can support the mayor in two ways.
First, we must proactively push back against the special interests and Republican media that still assume they run the city. Second, we must be working to promote progressive ideas that can be implemented in our city. Our time is now. We must think of what can be done to make our city and county truly the finest. We can take ideas from other cities that implemented programs that work. Programs for a greener city Programs that protect our city in a cost effective way Programs that develop transportation systems that do not just pour more concrete for cars Programs that protect our housing and our neighborhoods
We can do but we must all join in now. The San Diego Progressive Democrats of America Metro Chapter (PDA) is gearing up to do all this. Will you join in? We need you now more than ever.
On Wednesday, MARCH 6th, 2013 the PDA will meet at Giovanni's Pizza at 9553 Clairemont Mesa Blvd. at 7:00PM. At this time a discussion of the above is on the agenda. FRANCINE BUSBY, Chair of the SDCounty Democratic Party will be our guest speaker.
Please join us! The PDA/DFA meeting is the first Wednesday of every month. There is no fee to "join" but you are encouraged to have dinner there so that we don't have to pay extra for the room. We are in the process of re-chartering the PDA San Diego chapter.
If you would lo join the PDA, you can do so at www.pdamerica.org and click on "Join PDA." Other than getting occasional donation request emails, there is no charge.
Facebook Tip: If you still need a Facebook account or a Twitter account, you can get instructions on how to do it on our website at www.MuchBetterChoices.com (Cut and Paste into your browser, if necessary.) Click on "Get Social" on the menu near the top of the screen. [Back to Top] Help MBC Gain New Ground for our Candidates, Office Holders, and issues We are thrilled with what we all accomplished during 2012.
Needless to say, we want to keep up the momentum going to help our candidates and office holders implement change. Your donations to MBC will help defray some of the costs.
You can find a link to a "donate" page on our website at: www.MuchBetterChoices.com (Cut and Paste into your browser, if necessary.) Or, there is a direct link at: bit.ly/QYcYGJ Any help would be greatly appreciated.
As always, if you have questions or suggestions you can contact us at [address removed]. Or, speak with us at the next PDA Meeting
The 2013 Republicans Explained: The new session of Congress is in session and the 2013 Republicans are implementing their new policies for President Obama's new term. This video describes what we can expect from them. Please tweet the link (use hashtag #NEWGOP2013) and like it for your facebook page. youtu.be/YBDblM9UFyg
For more details go to our website: www.muchbetterchoices.com (Cut and Paste into your browser if necessary.)
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