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*** SAT JUNE 22 at i:00-4:00 PM " PUT PEOPLE FIRST~ this Saturday ~ SOLIDARITY RALLY & MARCH ~ in HILLCREST " My name is Cassandra Coates. I work in the Public Defender’s office, which provides legal support to homeless clients. My mother-in-law Marybell works in one of the County's many Family Resource Centers, which deliver essential services like CalFresh (food stamps) and MediCal to San Diego families in need. Many of my co-workers are also second and third generation employees, who have chosen to follow in the footsteps of parents and grandparents with a desire to serve their community. I have two young sons, one of whom suffers from a chronic condition that requires expensive medications to keep at bay. Unfortunately, many County workers’ families have been forced to rely on the very services we provide at work. Without the support of the County, my mother-in-law and her husband, and my own parents, my husband and I would be unable to support our children...even though we both work full time jobs. It’s time for a change in San Diego County. Everyday, I see public services across the County suffer from understaffing and too little support. The County has neglected those services that keep our seniors independent, our children healthy and our families safe. Our community should be the County’s #1 priority. Please join my family on June 22, 2013 for a Solidarity Rally and March as we stand together with San Diego’s working families, faith communities and local politicians to urge the San Diego Board of Supervisors to Put People First by investing in the invaluable public services that keep our County healthy, safe and thriving. This is our chance to build a better San Diego for our families! Solidarity Rally & March Saturday, June 22nd 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. Where: Hillcrest (Corner of Harvey Milk/Normal Street by the Hillcrest DMV) RSVP to the Solidarity Rally & March, go to https://www.facebook.com/events/314014542065376/ Stronger Together, Cassandra Coates San Diego County employee SEIU Local 221 member Reply-To: [address removed]
***TODAY!!! SAT JUNE 22 at 1:00-4:00PM Friends and Fellow Workers, Please join the Solidarity rally and march for County workers Saturday, June 22. Please get as many of your friends and family as possible to come out for it. The San Diego-Imperial Counties Labor Council and several community organizations are supporting the event, and union members, family and friends of union members from many area unions are expected to turn out for it. The event is called by Service Employees International Union (SEIU) and by United Domestic Workers/American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees (UDW/AFSCME). SEIU represents over 9500 county workers in dozens of jobs from public health nurses to environmental health inspectors to clerks to eligibility workers and in all County departments. UDW represents home care providers in the In Home Support Services (IHSS) program. County workers are facing an employer that has $700 million in unassigned cash reserves, but is crying "recession" and pretending it cannot afford even minimal cost-of-living pay increases to keep up with inflation. The County management also wants to slash a number of important worker rights, like reducing the amount of time it takes for a grievance to become "stale" from 45 days to 30 days and by making a Letter of Reprimand no longer subject to the arbitration step of the grievance procedure. A Letter of Reprimand includes a 2 year freeze on normal pay raises for length of service, and should be subject to review by a neutral outside arbitrator. The County is opposing union proposals to make promotions and transfers take seniority into account and to make the employer's contribution to employee health care benefits be the same for all employees (top executives currently get a much higher amount paid by the County than what all other County employees get). With over 15,000 workers, the County is one of the region's largest employers. It sets trends for other employers. Our whole community needs to unite to defeat the harmful agenda the County is pushing. Hoping to see you on Saturday, Monty Kroopkin, member of the SEIU County bargaining committee Here's more INFO - information on the event: http://www.seiu221.org/2013/06/04/june-22nd-solidarity-rally-march/ Saturday, June 22nd 1:00PM Where: Corner of Harvey Milk/Normal Street - Hillcrest San Diego SEIU members County-wide are ready to fight for and win a fair contract for all County Employees and Better Services for our community. We have done more with less, we are willing to pay our fair share, we are advocates for our clients, and we are ready to stand up and fight for what is right for us, our families, and our community! It's time to PUT PEOPLE FIRST in San Diego! DOWNLOAD the Solidarity Rally Flyer PDF at http://www.seiu221.org/2013/06/12/bargaining-update-6-12-13/
***SUN JUNE 23 at 10:30AM - 2:00PM **Featured Event * * " Please join us to support KEVIN BEISER, Vice-President, San Diego Unified School Board," Host: MARK NIBLACK ~ ~ ~ Sailing excursion on the America’s Cup Stars and Stripes-11 ~ ~ ~ ~ RSVP only~22 people~dock side at 10:30 am, set sail at 11:00 am ~ RSVP to Elizabeth at [address removed] <With event date in subject line - or - text/call[masked] Contribute online at www.KevinBeiser.com ~~Suggested Contribution Levels~~ $35 * $50 * $100 * $250 * $500 * $750 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. Paid for by Beiser for School Board 2014 and printed in house 8262 Kaplan Drive, San Diego, CA 92123 With Students First, Kevin Beiser, Vice President, San Diego Unified School Board, email: [address removed] [masked] Cell
*** MON JUNE 24 at 9:00AM!
" Rules Committee Meeting on MAYOR BOB FILNER'S Proposal Prevailing Wage at City Council! "
( MAY OCCUR >>>)
6/19, to Rules Committee and if approved, will go to full council the next Monday or Tuesday, 6/24 or 6/25)
Hi! CPI is excited to support Mayor Filner’s proposal to pay prevailing wage on city construction contracts and we need your help!
We are looking for community members to come speak in support of the ordinance and/or also to be part of the audience. We are excited that this is moving forward in a timely matter and look forward to positively impacting the community with this ordinance.
WHERE: City Council-202 C. Street, 12th floor After the rules hearing, the ordinance is scheduled to be heard at full council on June 24th or 25th. We are not sure of the date yet but will keep you posted and hope that you can join us for both or one of these hearings. Please RSVP to me if you are able to attend. Thank you! *Normita Norma Rodriguez, Organizer, Center on Policy Initiatives Cell:[masked] Office:[masked] ext. 62 email: [address removed]
Web:www.onlinecpi.org | Connect with CPI on Facebook or Twitter @onlineCPI
(***TUESDAY JUNE 25 " Hi! CPI is excited to support Mayor Filner’s proposal to pay prevailing wage on city construction contracts and we need your help!
We are looking for community members to come speak in support of the ordinance and/or also to be part of the audience. We are excited that this is moving forward in a timely matter and look forward to positively impacting the community with this ordinance.
WHERE: City Council-202 C. Street, 12th floor After the rules hearing, the ordinance is scheduled to be heard at full council on June 24th or 25th. We are not sure of the date yet but will keep you posted and hope that you can join us for both or one of these hearings. Please RSVP to me if you are able to attend. Thank you! *Normita Norma Rodriguez, Organizer, Center on Policy Initiatives Cell: [masked] Office: [masked] ext. 62 email: [address removed]
www.onlinecpi.org | Connect with CPI on Facebook or Twitter @onlineCPI
*** TUESDAY & WEDNESDAY, JUNE 25 & JUNE 26 " WORLD BANK PRESIDENT to ADDRESS CONFERENCE " in Washington, D.C. PROGRAM UPDATE World Bank President to Address Afternoon Symposium Featuring DR. JIM YONG KIM President, World Bank Dr. Kim will address the changing face of development assistance and how to end extreme poverty by 2030. Register now » Network with Senior Administration Officials. The USGLC's annual conference draws the top decision makers in Washington to talk foreign policy and America's leadership in the world. Learn more » Special Programming for Veterans Are you a veteran? Join your fellow Veterans for Smart Power and bring your unique voice to the national security debate. To REGISTER go to : http://www.usglc.org/2013-usglc-conference/registration/?utm_source=reg&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=conference
***THURS JUNE 27 at 12 noon " Public Policy Workshop: The Bill of Rights and the Constitution" Whether you’re a committed civil libertarian or just want a refresher on the Bill of Rights, please join us in the Library for a lively discussion about the Constitution. You will be exercising your freedom of association and speech, and you will not be submitted to cruel and unusual punishment. Lunch will be provided so RSVP to LaRue at[masked] x205 or [address removed].
*** THUR JUNE 27 at 7:00-9:00PM (Doors open at 6:30pm) Voice of San Diego.org Join us for " Brews and News: Crafting Beer Policy " , For an evening of discussion on a topic near to the hearts of many San Diegans - CRAFT BEER. VOSD Land Use Reporter ANDREW KEATTS will be moderating a panel discussion featuring five different presenters examining San Diego's burgeoning beer industry from a number of different perspectives. Our confirmed presenters:Jacob McKean | So You Want to Start a Brewery? Neva Parker | The Joys and Science of Yeast Omar Passons | Craft Beer and Community Development Tatiana Peavey | Data, Social Media & Growing the Beer Community Come hear about the challenges of brewing in Baja, beer as an agent for community revitalization, the science and nuance of yeast, and how San Diego's land use and zoning policies shape the look and feel of the industry. The event will take place at the newly-opened Modern Times Brewery. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. and the conversation will start promptly at 7 p.m. You can read more about the event here: http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07e7l3blxp1117cfda&llr=kf5u9cdab This is a VOSD members-exclusive event, so all members will receive free admission. If you are not yet a member of VOSD, you can pay $20 and receive a reduced-rate yearly membership, along with a complimentary beer and t-shirt upon admittance. If you plan to attend, please register below. We recommend paying in advance to expedite the check in process. Please print and present your confirmation receipt at the door. If you're already a member, please consider making another donation. We need your support to host these important community engagement events. For INFO contact Voice of San Diego, ZACK at[masked] [address removed] This program is being generously sponsored by Scutari and Cieslak Public Relations. Where: Modern Times Brewery 3725 Greenwood St San Diego, CA 92106
***THUR JUNE 27 at 7:00-9:00PM Register at https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?llr=kf5u9cdab&oeidk=a07e7l3blxp1117cfda&oseq=a021wrg2njfyql Join us for "Brews and News: Crafting Beer Policy" When Thursday June 27, 2013 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM PDT Add to Calendar Where Modern Times Brewery 3725 Greenwood St San Diego, CA 92106 Driving Directions Join Stone Brewing CEO Greg Koch and Voice of San Diego on Thursday June 27th at 7 pm for "Brews and News: Crafting Beer Policy." Land use reporter Andrew Keatts will be moderating the evening's program, which will include discussions by Koch and 4 other local craft beer all-stars and a free wheeling panel conversation about all things San Diego beer. The event will take place at the Modern Times Brewery. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. and the conversation will start promptly at 7 p.m. You can see the full list of speakers and read more about the event here. This is a VOSD members-exclusive event, so all members will receive free admission. If you are not yet a member of VOSD, you can pay $20 and receive a reduced-rate yearly membership, along with a complimentary beer and t-shirt upon admittance. Please register below. We recommend paying in advance to expedite the check in process. Please print and present your confirmation receipt at the door. This program is being generously sponsored by Scutari and Cieslak Public Relations. Register Now! Register at https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?llr=kf5u9cdab&oeidk=a07e7l3blxp1117cfda&oseq=a021wrg2njfyql [address removed] | Voice of San Diego | 2508 Historic Decatur Rd. | Suite 120 | San Diego | CA | 92106
*** SAT JUNE 29 at 6pm -10pm Save the Date with Sarafina " COME CELEBRATE the BIRTHDAY of the LEGENDARY MEXICAN ARTIST FRIDA KALHO " with The Center’s Pachanga de Frida on Saturday, June 29 from 6 pm to 10 pm with the fabulous Franceska hosting. For just $15 dollars (if purchased in advance), you can dance to the live music from Latin Image, or the sounds DJ La Voz spinning a wide array of Latin music, shop multiple art exhibits by local Latin@ artists and vendors, sample delicious tacos from our friends at Baja Betty's, enter our Frida look-a-like contest and, of course, Tasting a little Frida Kahlo Tequila! This event will sell out, so get your tickets now! All proceeds will benefit our Latino Services program. Where: The Center’s Pachanga de Frida, 3909 Centre Street, San Diego, CA 92103
★ ★ ★ *** ★ ★ ★ JULY 2013 ★ ★ ★ *** ★ ★ ★ JULY 2013 ★ ★ ★
*** MONDAY 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: Hera Hub 9710 Scranton Rd. Ste. 16, San Diego CA
*** WED JULY 3 at 7:00PM " SAN DIEGO DFA & SD PDA METRO MEETUP " • Guest Speaker: PDA NATIONAL REPRESENTATIVE • JOHN MARTES & MIKE THALLER, from our own ★ SD PDA & SD DFA WORKING GROUP. More Details to Come: They will discuss strategies and explain any new developments . . 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). FREE EVENT! ALL ARE WELCOME! Website:www.meetup.com/dfa-23
★ THURSDAY ★ THE FOURTH OF JULY ★ HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY ★ JULY 4th, 2013! ★ ★ ★ !
***THURSDAY, JULY 4 at 11:00AM " Restore THE FOURTH OF JULY! - WHY? STOP WATCHING US!!! - RALLY & MARCH TO SEN. FEINSTEIN'S Office. " WHAT: RESTORE THE FOURTH RALLY & MARCH TO SEN. FEINSTEIN'S OFFICE WHEN: JULY 4th, 2013, 11AM WHERE: Balboa Park Fountain (near Space Theater) WHY: STOP WATCHING US! This event is being supported by a number of people who were previously OSD participants! We hope to have regular events at this location since parking is easy and the site has a lot of random people walking around! People all across the country are getting mobilized to tell the government on July 4th that we will not tolerate covert surveillance against Americans behind our backs and without our consent.
We are calling on all San Diegans to act and be a part of this national movement. WHERE: On July 4th we will be meeting at the Balboa park fountain at 11am, where we will start our march to Senator Dianne Feinstein’s office. Come join us and invite all your friends. We need numbers and spirited people who will defend our constitutional rights!
Join our event on facebook. https://www.facebook.com/events/116015838607871/116474328562022/ Restore the Fourth is a grassroots, non-partisan movement; we believe the government of the United States must respect the right to privacy of all its citizens as the Fourth Amendment clearly states. We seek to bring awareness to the abuses against our civil liberties and the erosion of this cornerstone of our democracy. Our inalienable rights protected by the U.S. Constitution have been secretly violated by the activities of the NSA.
Restore the Fourth was created to demonstrate to our leaders the permanence of the rights of American citizens and the importance of transparency in addressing its constituency. Furthermore, we aim to prove that when these rights are idly ignored, the parties responsible will be held accountable for their actions. On July 4th, we are planning to hold a series of large, nonviolent protests in cities across the country. The protests will be uniform in their message: that the government of the United States of America must adhere to its constitutionally dictated limits of power and respect the fourth amendment and the privacy of its citizens. http://www.restorethefourth.net/
“The formation of knowledge and the increase of power regularly reinforce one another.” -Michel Foucault “The greatest fear that I have regarding the outcome for America of these disclosures is that nothing will change. People will see in the media all of these disclosures. They’ll know the lengths the government is going to grant themselves powers unilaterally to create greater control over American society and global society, but they won’t be willing to take the risks necessary to stand up and fight to change things, to force their representatives to take a stand in their interests. And months ahead, years ahead, it’s only going to get worse until eventually there will be a time where policies will change, because the only thing that restricts the activities of the surveillance state is policy. A new leader will be elected, he will say that because of some crisis, because of the dangers we face in the world, some new and unpredicted threat, we need more authority, we need more power, and there will be nothing the people can do to oppose it. And it will be turnkey tyranny.” –Edward Snowden Website: http://www.restorethefourth.net/
★ ★ ★ SUN JULY 28 Be looking for notice of ROBERT REICH'S appearance in North County on Sunday, July 28th. I haven’t heard if a venue has been chosen. He was President Clinton’s Labor Secretary and one of the finer minds in the country. ★ ★ ★
***WED JULY 31 " WIP Women in Politics Event " - September TBA EMILY's List POP Training. Details COMING SOON
★ ★ ★ ***** ★ ★ ★ AUGUST 2013 ★ ★ ★ ***** ★ ★ ★
***SAT AUG 3 at 10AM -2PM "Win $5,000 for a Community Project by Competing in the Politifest Idea Tournament, Saturday, August 3 Submissions due by June 30 Politifest is back in 2013. This year we're shifting the emphasis to a celebration of San Diego's neighborhoods -- where they're at and where they're headed. The event is Saturday, August 3, and you’ll hear a lot more about it over the next several weeks. And we're doing something special for the Idea Tournament this year. Instead of individuals competing for the most innovative solution to a local problem, we’re inviting community groups to vie for funding of a worthwhile neighborhood project. The winner will be awarded a $5,000 grant to fund that project presented by our partners at the Malin Burnham Center for Civic Engagement. We invite you and your community to band together to present your idea, whether it’s a community garden, a needed design for a special new park or monument, a new streetlight or a much-needed crosswalk. You can find out all the details here. Submissions are due by June 30. May the best project win! you missed our email yesterday announcing this year’s Politifest, here are the deets: It will be held on Aug. 3 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Liberty Station’s Central Promenade. When you’re not busy promenading, you’ll be able to enjoy this year’s new focus on San Diego’s neighborhoods and their future. And we’ll be offering something extra: $5,000. It would be a grant from our partners at the Malin Burnham Center for Civic Engagement. The money will fund the community group that offers the best neighborhood project in Politifest’s revamped Idea Tournament. The details are here. Send in an idea or I will personally come to your house and look askance at you. Well, as soon as I figure out what that means. http://www.politifest.org/idea-tournament/
*** AUG 3-10 SATURDAY to SATURDAY, "FAMILY EQUALITY COUNCIL CONFERENCE In PROVINCETOWN, RI We can’t wait to welcome families from all over the world to Provincetown from August 3rd to 10th. I promise, there’s nothing quite like seeing so many of our families in one place celebrating. Check out what we have planned this year and register by June 21st before prices go up! Go to: http://www.familyequality.org/get_involved/events/annual_events/family_week/ We’ll have more activities than ever before, including new parent café topics, new trips like bike tours and jetty walks, a special State of the Movement workshop with our Policy team, and tons of other events for everyone from toddlers to teens to grandparents. This is already shaping up to be our biggest Family Week yet, and I really don’t want you to miss it. Hurry and make your plans before June 21st and take advantage of this special deal! http://www.familyequality.org/get_involved/events/annual_events/family_week/ See you soon in Ptown! Ally Kuriloff, Family Week Organizer
*** WED AUGUST 7 at 7:00PM " SAN DIEGO DFA & SD PDA METRO MEETUP " • Guest Speaker: San Diego County SUPERVISOR DAVE ROBERTS. He will discuss his visit w/ Former Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Nan & Issues facing SD County Board of Supervisors. Dave Roberts is the first new Supervisor on the board in 18 YEARS! • JOHN MARTES & MIKE THALLER, from our own ★ SD PDA & SD DFA WORKING GROUP. They will discuss strategies and explain any new developments . . . More Details to Come. 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). FREE EVENT! ALL ARE WELCOME! Website: www.meetup.com/dfa-23
***WEDNESDAY AUGUST 7 THRU SUNDAY AUGUST 11, 2013 " Democracy Convention 2013 "August 7-11, 2013 • Madison, Wisconsin *** TUES AUG 7-11 in MADISON, WI. " Representative Democracy Conference at the 2013 Democracy Convention! " Bev Harris, founder of Black Box Voting, Victoria Collier, National Coordinator, National Election Integrity Coalition, Senator Ben Ptashnik (VT), key sponsor of Vermont Clean Elections Act, Robert Fitrakis, Columbus Free Press, Harvey Wasserman, author, How the GOP Stole America's 2004 Election, and What Happened in Ohio? Beverly Speer, Wisconsin Democracy Campaign, Nancy Tobi, author, Hands-On Elections Sally Castleman, co-founder, Election Defense Alliance, Mimi Kennedy, actress, Chair of Progressive Democrats of America, Jonathan Simon, co-founder, Election Defense Alliance, Gail Work, California Election Protection Network, Karen McKim, Wisconsin Grassroots Network Election Integrity Action Team. You are invited to this year's Representative Democracy Conference, convened by the nation's top election integrity activists, one of nine conferences taking part within this year's Democracy Convention (August 7-11 in Madison, Wisconsin). Tired of big money controlling government? Questionable election results? ALEC's voter suppression strategies? Two party dominance? So are we! Register now for the Representative Democracy Conference at the 2013 Democracy Convention!
Plan to participate in the next Democracy Convention. Join us in one of the U.S.A.'s most forward-looking cities for a gathering like few others. More than a conference, this convention will house multiple conferences at the same time. If you want to strengthen democracy where it matters most -- in our communities, our schools, our workplaces and local economies, our military, our government, our media, our constitution -- you will find something useful and inspiring at the 2013 Democracy Convention. Event Fee: Regular Registration, $50.00 Contributor, $100.00 Student/Low Income, $20.00 Democracy Convention"
REGISTER NOW for the 2013 Democracy Convention at:
Many of you have been waiting for the news, and here it is: Registration is now open for the 2013 Democracy Convention! This 2nd Democracy Convention will be an exciting opportunity for individuals and organizations from around the country to connect with and learn from each other in the service of building a stronger democracy movement. More than one conference, the Democracy Convention actually houses -nine- conferences under one roof. As the great progressive reformer Fighting Bob La Follette said, "democracy is a life," and "involves constant struggle" in all sectors of society. So register now, and plan on attending one or more of the following: Constitutional Reform Conference Democratizing Defense Conference Education for Democracy Conference Earth Democracy Conference Economic Democracy Conference Local Democracy Conference Media Democracy Conference Race & Democracy Conference Representative Democracy Conference With the 2013 Democracy Convention, we recognize the importance of each separate democracy struggle, as well as the need to unite them all in a common, deeply rooted, broad based, movement for democracy. This year's Democracy Convention, will be held in Madison, Wisconsin on August 7-11, 2013. https://democracyconvention.org/democracy-convention-2013-registration Democracy Convention 2013 Registration August 7-11, 2013 • Madison, Wisconsin Plan to participate in the next Democracy Convention. Join us in one of the U.S.A.'s most forward-looking cities for a gathering like few others. More than a conference, this convention will house multiple conferences at the same time. If you want to strengthen democracy where it matters most -- in our communities, our schools, our workplaces and local economies, our military, our government, our media, our constitution -- you will find something useful and inspiring at the 2013 Democracy Convention. Event Fee: Regular Registration, $50.00 Contributor, $100.00 Student/Low Income, $20.00 Democracy Convention"
*** August: TBA - VOW will collaborate with Moxie Theatre to stage a reading of Seven (a play about seven global women written by seven female playwrights) email: [address removed] phone:[masked] web: http://www.voicesofwomen.org
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***SUNDAY SEPT 15 From 1:00PM to 4:00PM We are pleased to invite you to “Mayor Bob Filner's Birthday BBQ by the Bay” Celebrate the “People's Mayor” — a true champion for San Diego taxpayers, workers, and residents — who leads with passion, vision, and common sense. BOB FILNER'S BIRTHDAY BBQ is on n Sunday September, 15, 2013, from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. Where: Campland on the Bay (2211 Pacific Beach Dr., San Diego, CA 92109 Adults ($25.00 each) Children (Under 12) ($10.00 each) Total: 0 / Can't attend? Donate! $ Funds raised through this event support San Diego County Democratic Party (Federal Account) Go to: https://secure.actblue.com/contribute/page/filnerbbq
* Celebrate Mayor Filner's Birthday BBQ on the Bay: September 15 Reserve your space today so you don't miss out on the fun atBob's Birthday BBQ on the Bay in celebration of "The People's Mayor," Bob Filner. Join us on Sunday, September 15, from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. at Campland by the Bay on Mission Bay. Bring the whole family. Enjoy a slow-cooked, melt-in-your-mouth barbeque lunch with all the fixins, plus cake and ice cream, live music, sports, and special activities for the kids. You can also rent pedal boats, kayaks, Hobie cats, and jet skis ... or just enjoy a day on the bay. (Download sponsorship information and a detailed invitation here.) You'll also hear from special guests who want to honor Mayor Filner for his courage and his commitment to all the families and neighborhoods of San Diego. Purchase your tickets today at www.sddemocrats.org/birthday ($25 per adult, $10 for children under 12) or call (858) 277-3367.
*** SAT SEPT 21, 2013 at 10:30 AM - 8:00 PM " LAMBDA LEGAL'S San Diego GOLF EVENT ! "Date: Saturday, September 21, 2013 •Where: 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]-9648. If you are unable to attend but would still like to contribute, click here: https://secure3.convi...LAMBDA LEGAL Website: [address removed]g Where: at the beautiful Aviara Resort • Where: Aviara Resort Golf Club, 7100 Aviara Resort Drive Carlsbad, CA 92011
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*** WED OCT 2, 2103 from 6:00-10:00PM In Washington, D.C. " 2013 EVENING with the 21st Annual STARS of ENERGY EFFICIENCY AWARDS DINNER " The Alliance to Save Energy Using Less. Doing more. presents The 2013 Stars of Energy Efficiency Are... Seven diverse, yet equally outstanding leaders in energy efficicency! Congratulations to the 2013 Star of Energy Efficiency Award Recipients: Secretary of Navy Ray Mabus has been selected by Senator Mark Warner (D-Va.) to receive the prestigious Chairman’s Award for his commitment to helping make the U.S. Navy a global leader in energy efficiency. Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) will receive the Charles H. Percy Award for Public Service for its investments to spur energy efficiency improvements for businesses and homes in 10 Northeastern states. Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) is awarded the Galaxy Star award for implementing a comprehensive sustainability plan which achieved outstanding energy and energy efficiency improvements in the Metro’s fleet and buildings. Lime Energy is the recipient of the Super Nova Star award for its Small Business Direct Install model which works with nine utilities in six states to help small businesses become more energy efficient. Keystone HELP is this year’s Andromeda Star award recipient for providing low-cost financing options to help Pennsylvania residents perform energy-saving ENERGY STAR improvements in their homes. Whirlpool Corporation is this year’s Innovative Star of Energy Efficiency award recipient for introducing a new line of Smart Grid home appliances that will educate consumers on how to avoid peak times to maximize energy efficiency. The Building and Construction Authority of Singapore is receiving the International (I-Star) award for its commitment to achieve a national target of greening at least 80% of the buildings in Singapore by 2030. Join us! Over 500 industry leaders, including members of Congress, high-ranking administration officials, and titans of industry, will gather on October 2nd at the Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium in Washington, D.C. to raise a glass in recognition of the monumental achievements made by these stellar award winners. Learn more about the 2013 award recipients via the tabs on the dinner homepage: http://www.ase.org/event/2013-evening-stars-energy-efficiency-awards-dinner Become a part of this 21st annual celebration by contacting Marcy Devaney for information about sponsorship, tables and seating options. We look forward to seeing you in your black-tie best in October! Where: Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium, Washington D.C.
*** OCT. October 24: VOW's 5th Annual Beyond Borders Benefit when we will honor the Cesar Chavez Service Clubs. ***November 8: Five Rings Financial will stage a 2nd Expo to benefit VOW. email: [address removed] phone:[masked] web: http://www.voicesofwomen.org
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★ # 2. WED JUNE 26 at 9AM CPI is excited to support Mayor Filner’s proposal to pay prevailing wage on city construction contracts and we need your help. Hi Everyone- This is a friendly reminder about the upcoming prevailing wage hearing this Wednesday June 19th at 9am. Last month, Mayor Filner introduced example language and argued for prevailing wage at the Rules Committee. Rules Committee members directed City staff to perform an analysis and the City Attorney to draft an ordinance and bring the issue back this month for discussion. It will be returning soon, 6/19, to Rules Committee and if approved, will go to full council the next Monday or Tuesday, 6/24 or 6/25 . We are looking for community members to come speak in support of the ordinance and/or also to be part of the audience. We are excited that this is moving forward in a timely matter and look forward to positively impacting the community with this ordinance. WHEN: Rules Committee, June 19th, 9am WHERE: City Council-202 C. Street, 12th floor After the rules hearing, the ordinance is scheduled to be heard at full council on June 24th or 25th. We are not sure of the date yet but will keep you posted and hope that you can join us for both or one of these hearings. General information about Prevailing Wage: Definition: Prevailing wage requirements mean that workers on city, state and federal construction projects earn the average wage and benefits for similar jobs in the San Diego area. Some of the key benefits of Prevailing Wage: It's good for the community. We all gain high-quality public facilities. 1. Prevailing wage attracts skilled, experienced workers who produce superior projects. Studies have shown that skilled construction workers on prevailing wage projects are 13-20% more productive than workers on non-prevailing wage projects. 2. Due to superior construction, facilities built by prevailing wage workers last longer and incur much lower repair and maintenance costs. It's good for business, because Prevailing Wage Jobs Build Local Economies.: 1. Families with more disposable income spend more in local businesses. Their earnings multiply throughout the local economy, creating income and new jobs where those earnings are spent. Each dollar paid in prevailing wages produces an estimated $1.50 in local economic activity. 2. Businesses also benefit because prevailing wage provides fair, equal competition for construction contracts. It's good for the workers, who are our neighbors. 3. Prevailing wage provides a pathway to middle class careers. The schools, fire stations and community centers a city builds benefit the community, and it only makes sense that its jobs should too. 4. Rather than offer low-wage, unstable work opportunities, prevailing wage projects build on apprenticeship programs that train skilled workers for lifelong careers. (Apprenticeship programs, which have active affirmative action programs, also provide an avenue for entry to construction careers for historically excluded groups, including women in the trades). Thank you! *Normita Norma Rodriguez Organizer, Center on Policy Initiatives Cell: [masked] Office: [masked] ext. 62 Website: www.onlinecpi.org | Connect with CPI on Facebook or Twitter @onlineCPI
★ # 3. GRRRR! Federal judge accused of saying minorities predisposed to commit violent crime... Go to: http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/ticket/federal-judge-accused-saying-minorities-predisposed-commit-violent-184459813.html
★ # 3. Clean Elections Campaign - June Update- "Keep it going!" Hi Everyone - Exciting news this month. First up, we got a letter to the letter printed in the U-T this past Friday in support of clean elections by clean elections supporter, Janet Kaye. Please take a minute, put a few thoughts together and send in a letter in support of clean elections. Sending a letter by e mail is easy. It is only a click away and it works to make reference to her letter. And the U-T has a policy that the more letters they get on a subject, the more they print. Following her letter are directions by the U-T on how to submit letters. Points covered this month: - Janet Kaye's letter to the editor - U-T's directions on writing letters - Big surge in contributions - thank you! - Phone bank set-up for Monday, June 17 at 7pm - Come join us!
******************************** Union-Tribune Friday, May 31, 2013 Letters to the Editor Politicians beholden to their donors In response to the U-T article “Political party donations cap sought” (Local, May 16): Mr. Hartley has my support, as well as my husband’s, on exploring the remedy to exorbitant amounts of money spent on political campaigns. It is clearly, in my opinion, the legal buying of votes for a project and influence. “Clean Elections” seems like common sense. Many years ago I was asked to run for political office. While flattered, I knew this would cost money that I did not have, and change my family life. The only way I would be able to finance a campaign would be through developer and corporate contributions. For sure, I would be beholden to those fine people paying for professional signage and airtime. When their projects are up for a vote, I would have to recuse myself. Otherwise, of course I would vote in favor. It is the supreme conflict of interest. How could it not be? These folks “put me in office,” wined and dined me, bought me trips and game tickets. How great is that! My suggestion is to return to small donations by many people for basic PR materials. Put the huge corporate contributions to causes that matter to more people, not just the privileged few. Janet Kaye Linda Vista
******************************** To be considered for publication, a letter must include a daytime phone number and, if faxed or mailed, be signed. E-mail it to [address removed], or fax it to (619) 260-5081. You can also send it to Letters Editor, The San Diego Union-Tribune, P.O. Box[masked], San Diego, CA 92112-0191.
********************************************* We got a big surge in contributions this month! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! Thanks to all who contributed this month! It will be difficult to impossible to put our clean elections measure on the ballot without building up a campaign chest. Thanks to all of you who have stepped up to make a difference! For those who have not yet had a chance to contribute, please consider contributing a small amount: $5, $10 or $15, each month by Pay Pal or if it is your desire, sent in a check. To contribute, go to our web page: www.sdcleanelections.org and click on the contribute button in the middle of the page.
********************************************* Join Us for our first 2013 Phone Bank Thanks to Terri Prevost, we will launch our first Phone Bank on Monday, June 17 at 6pm. Call for the address and bring a cell phone! We will be contacting Clean Elections supporters. John Hartley - Campaign Coordinator: Clean Elections Campaign -[masked] Realtor - Century 21 Horizon - CA DRE:[masked]
★ # 4. INSTANT ACTION for the California DISCLOSE Act! www.caclean.org
Hi, California can strike a blow against Citizens United by passing the California DISCLOSE Act, a bill that would shine a bright light on the shadowy interests who depend on secrecy to influence elections. The California DISCLOSE Act (Senate Bill 52, Leno-Hill), sponsored by the California Clean Money Campaign and endorsed by Progressives United, local MoveOn.org counsels, and over 100 other organizations, would mandate clear and prominent disclosure of who is behind political TV, radio, print, and mass mailer ads -- on the ads themselves. SB 52 will stop special interests from hiding behind fake committee names by requiring ads to show their actual original contributors. Giant corporate interests are trying to kill SB 52. Join the California Clean Money Campaign and Progressives United by signing our petition to urge state legislators to pass the California DISCLOSE Act today. That's why I signed a petition to The California State House and The California State Senate, which says: "California State Senators and Assemblymembers: Vote Yes on the California DISCLOSE Act, SB 52." Will you sign the petition too? Click here to add your name: http://signon.org/sign/pass-the-california-disclose-4?source=s.fwd&r_by=474873 Thanks!
# 5. ★ ★ ★ Cenk Uygur @cenkuygur > Prop C Wins: LA Voters Send Strong Message Against Supreme Court's Citizens United Ruling huff.to/1a5egd2 via @HuffPostLA --- Take That, Citizens United! In a blow against the Supreme Court's Citizens United ruling, the second-largest city in the U.S. sent a strong, if symbolic, message against corporate personhood and unlimited corporate spending on… ★ ★ ★
# 6. ★ ★ ★ Be looking for notice of Robert Reich’s appearance in North County on Sunday, July 28th. I haven’t heard if a venue has been chosen. He was President Clinton’s Labor Secretary and one of the finer minds in the country. ★ ★ ★
★ # 7 *****Do you want to pay for someone else's Mistakes?***** (If you use Electricity you already are.) The New Rapid Response is now Much Better Choices. The new Rapid Response has its first issue to tackle. Please use Facebook as a tool I wouldn't believe it if it didn't really happen Please test our plan to support our cause Got ideas, or need help? Like us on Facebook and post comments on our page. The "new" Rapid Response has its first big issue We've about wrapped up our re-organization, we are forming a board of directors,and in the process of forming into a "Think Tank" corporation like the Heritage Foundation - only the good guys. We are deciding what issues to tackle and how to fund our efforts. More on all that later. The first issue we are going to tackle is the fiasco that is San Onofre. Other groups in Southern California have done a great job in convincing The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) and Southern California Edison (SCE) and San Diego Gas and Electric (SDG&E) to permanently shut down the leaking reactors. While that makes us all feel safer, there is another aspect of the situation that will have an effect on our lives that we will all notice even more than the fact that we are all a little safer. The cost of this fiasco has been estimated to be somewhere between one and four billion dollars! As far as I know, any company that makes a costly mistake has to pay for it through their Insurance Companies and stockholders. After all, if a company takes a risk and makes a profit, the owners and stockholders get the payoff. On the other hand, if they have a major unpredicted expense they take the loss. There is a name for this. It's called Capitalism. The owners of San Onofre, SCE, and SDG&E don't see it that way. They are approaching the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) to raise the electricity rates to pay off the multibillion dollar loss. There is a good chance that they will get the rate increase and we will all be hurting for it. The Stockholders will get off Scott free. In fact they will likely see higher profits from the higher rates. So what is much better choupporting the cause We will probably try to raise money in a way similar to the way groups like OFA and Move on do, a few dollars at a time. Perhaps you can test the concept by donating a few bucks at: bit.ly/QYcYGJ Any help would be greatly appreciated. It's a bit out of date at the moment, but there is still a lot of information at website: www.MuchBetterChoices.com. As always, if you have questions or suggestions you can contact us at [address removed].
★ # 8. Three Years of the Affordable Care Act: Counting the Benefits, Countdown to Coverage www.health-access.org Three Years of the Affordable Care Act: Counting the Benefits, Countdown to Coverage A Report on ACA Implementation in California: March 21, 2013 One Million More Californians Covered Under ACA’s New Options Urgent Work for California Policymakers to Continue Our State’s Leadership In Implementing and Improving Health Reform to Be Ready in 2014 In the three years since the enactment of the Affordable Care Act, the law has seen dozens of legislative challenges; judicial challenges leading all the way up to the Supreme Court; and political challenges, including a presidential campaign between two candidates with starkly different positions on whether to move forward with reform. But the Affordable Care Act survived it all.
★ # 9. [OccupySD] Video: Jeremy Scahill in San Diego go to: http://www.copswiki.org/Common/M1356 Whether you made the talk in person or not, you will want to watch this video of Jeremy's talk in San Diego.
Buy his book here: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/156858671X/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=156858671X&linkCode=as2&tag=citizens0a-20
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★ # 10. From: Kaytee Riek, SumOfUs.org Subject: OFFICIAL REPORT-BACK: February-May 2013
Wow, what a spring! Together, we've been challenging retailers that are blocking an agreement that would end garment industry death traps in Bangladesh, fighting to stop the unprecedented death of bees worldwide, making sure the world knows what a tar sands spill really looks like, and so much more. With so much going on, we thought we'd pause our campaigning for just a moment to share a bunch of cool things we did together this Spring. Scroll down to read more. Thanks for being part of the Sum Of Us, -- Kaytee Riek, Campaign Manager P.S. You asked to be able to share these updates on Facebook, and good news -- now you can!
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★ # 11.★ 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]
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SUSAN DAVIS! YEAH!- http://votesmart.org/...
SCOTT PETERS - BOOB! http://votesmart.org/...
★ # 13 . ★ ★ ★ " VOICES OF WOMEN - VOW " ★ EVENTS TO COME IN ★: A Supporters' salon about women and girls as "leaders" featuring VOW's Board Director Debbie Martinez. ***August: VOW will collaborate with Moxie Theatre to stage a reading of Seven (a play about seven global women written by seven female playwrights). ***October 24: VOW's 5th Annual Beyond Borders Benefit when we will honor the Cesar Chavez Service Clubs. November 8: Five Rings Financial will stage a 2nd Expo to benefit VOW. email: [address removed] phone:[masked] web: http://www.voicesofwomen.org
★ ★ ★ III. LINKS ★ ★ ★
LINK: Here are some YouTube links related to last night’s DFA/PDA discussions. You might want to forward them to the group. This is the link to “The Dream is Now,” Which is a 30 minute documentary about immigration. http://YouTu.be/zfiInvpjPtI
LINK: And people might be interested in a one and a half minute video Mike and John put together last year about San Onofre and Brian Bilbray at: http://YouTu.be/HOZhB-I_mqc
LINK:★ FREE BUMPER STICKER: Democracy for America Liked · 13 hours ago FREE BUMPER STICKER! Show that you stand with America's future -- Let us know which you would like and we'll put one in the mail. Sign up here: http://bit.ly/12sWV08
LINK: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4HjZqDIfvN0 Former Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan will discuss his concerns about the inherent dangers posed by nuclear reactors. He will be joined by former U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission Chair Gregory Jaczko, who has emerged as a leading critic of safety at U.S. nuclear power plants. The Friends of the Earth event will be available live both to reporters in San Diego and via Webcast to members of the news media elsewhere in the U.S. News event speakers will be: The Honorable Naoto Kan, former Prime Minister of Japan from June 2010 to August 2011; Gregory Jaczko, former chair of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission from May 2009 to July 2012; Peter A. Bradford, adjunct professor at the Vermont Law School, a former member of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), and a former utility commission chair in New York and Maine; Arnold "Arnie" Gundersen, chief engineer of the energy consulting company Fairewinds Associates, and a former nuclear power industry executive; and Dave Roberts, County Board of Supervisors, San Diego. *** FRI JUNE 14 at 7:30PM What: Join supporters in San Diego to fight to reduce gun violence Where: 1363 El Prado San Diego, CA 92101 When: Friday, June 14th 7:30 pm http://my.barackobama.com/Six-Months-Since-Newtown-Events Thanks for keeping up the fight, Kelly Kelly Byrne
A live Webcast from this news event will be available to reporters outside of San Diego, CA., starting at 8:30 a.m. PDT/11:30 a.m. EDT on June 4, 2013, at http://av4b.com/live/