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★ I. All Listing Calendar of Events: * OCT * NOV * etc. ★ II. Announcements & Info ★ DON'T FORGET ...TOMORROW NIGHT! ★ ***WED OCT 2 at 7-8:45PM " San Diego DFA & San Diego PDA Metro MEETUP " MAYORAL CANDIDATE FORUM : City Councilmember • DAV

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***WED OCT 2 at 7-8:45PM  San Diego DFA & San Diego PDA Metro MEETUP " MAYORAL CANDIDATE FORUM : • DAVID ALVAREZ •City Councilmember • MIKE AGUIRRE • Former San Diego City Attorney • BRUCE COONS • STILL NOT YET CONFIRMED: NATHAN FLETCHER. •     •    • 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

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*** THUR OCT 3 from 5:30-7:30pm Please join ' Voices of Women' for an Insightful Lecture by Professor NECIA TSCHIRGI on Syria and Egypt and their current situations. Where: Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice at USD in Conference Room D When: October 3, 2013 from 5:30-7:30pm  Learn about the situation in These Besieged Countries from Professor Necla Tschirgi, Professor of Practice, Human Security and Peacebuilding at the University of San Diego. A Native of Turkey, Dr. Tschirgi received her BA and MA in political science at the American University of Beirut and her Ph.D. in political economy at the University of Toronto. Her extensive international career has spanned research, policy analysis, teaching, research management and grant making. In the last fifteen years, she has increasingly specialized in conflict prevention and peacebuilding-focusing on the nexus between security and development. The event is FREE  & light refreshments will be served. VOW will be taking donations for UNICEF in Syria. RSVP by October 1 to [address removed] or call: [masked] FWe hope to see you there. Where: USD Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice at USD in Conference Room D, Address: 5998 Alcala Park, San Diego, CA 92111. .   We hope to see you there.

 

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*** THUR OCT 3, 2013 from 6pm-8pm "  MEET ★ OLGA DIAZ ★ CANDIDATE FOR MAYOR OF ESCONDIDO ~  Presently OLGA DIAZ,  DEPUTY MAYOR OF ESCONDIDO   " Meet Olga Diaz, my friend and Superstar IN FAIRBANKS RANCH - I want to introduce you to a woman that I greatly admire for her courage, intelligence and character. Olga Diaz, the Deputy Mayor of Escondido is a practical progressive who is running for Mayor of Escondido.  In fact, Olga is the frontrunner in the race despite the city's conservative reputation. Electing Olga Diaz, the first Latina ever elected to the city council and now Mayor, would represent a major shift in Escondido and countywide. With Mayor Diaz making appointments and setting the agenda, there would be a shift on SANDAG and other county boards.  Please come meet Olga on Thursday evening, October 3rd  in Fairbanks Ranch.  If you are unable to attend, please take a minute to visit her website at and consider contributing to her campaign Honorary Event Hosts:  •Teresa Barth, Mayor of Encinitas , •Cody Campbell, Vista City Council , •Lee Haydu, Mayor of Delmar, • Lesa Heebner, Solana Beach City Council, Anthony "Tony" Kranz, Encitinas City Council, •Paul McNamara, Palomar College Trustee, •Don Mosier, Del Mar City Council, •Lisa Shaffer, Encinitas City Council, • Alejandra Sotelo-Solis, National City Council , •Pam Slater-Price, Former County Supervisor, D3 , •Chuck Lowery, Former Oceanside Councilmember, •Jerry Harmon, Former Escondido Mayor, •Lorraine Boyce, Former Escondido Mayor   You're invited   Thursday, October 3, 2013  6pm-8pm WHERE: At the Fairbanks Ranch home of  Jamie Carr 5946 Calle Camposeco  (Enter using North Gate to Fairbanks Ranch on San Dieguito Rd.) Suggested Contribution: $100 RSVP Required to be added to the Guest List at the security gate Email [address removed] or  Call [masked] Contribute online at www.olgadiaz.com Mail checks to:  Olga Diaz  2519 Mountain Crest Glen  Escondido, CA 92027    About Olga    Olga was elected to the Escondido City Council in 2008, and re-elected in 2012. She is currently the only woman serving in that role. A bilingual, progressive, Democrat representing a largely conservative City, Olga champions environmental and social justice issues with an academic approach that impresses even those who disagree with her. Olga is passionate about Escondido and dedicated to improving opportunities for local business and community groups. She is a founding member of the 78 Rotary Club, and the Escondido Charitable Foundation. This year she received the U-T San Diego Latino Champion Award as well as the San Diego County Democratic Party Legislator of the Year Award.   She serves as Chair of the Escondido Creek Watershed Alliance and is immediate past chair of the San Dieguito River Park Joint Powers Authority. She was recently appointed to the California Coastal Commission as an alternate.  Olga is married to Escondido Police Lieutenant, Neal Griffin. They have four kids and two Labradors.      City law limits campaign contributions to $4,100 per individual, $8,200 per married couple.

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***  FRIDAY OCTOBER 4 & SATURDAY OCTOBER 5  at  7:30PM  " SAN DIEGO DANCES at SPANISH VILLAGE " CHOREOGRAPHERS  PETER G.  KALIVAS reinvents works in collaboration with artists from Spanish Village (paper, textile, paint, glass), transforming the space and the audiences experience with dance in this stunning outdoor event. Also featuring work by Choreographers  • Michael Nickerson-Rossi, • Faith Jensen-Ismay, • Viviana Alcazar • &  • Heather Dale Wentworth •, featuring the Original Music of  "  AMANUEL ZARZOWSKI " and 'live' music by " RAYME SCIARONI " with surprise vocalist. Tickets are just $20 General, $15 Senior/Student, $13 Groups of 10 or more, parent free when kids 15 and under pay $10 (advance Purchase prices - $5 more at the door). For tickets and information, visit www.brownpapertickets.com/event/442638

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***FRIDAY & SATURDAY ***OCTOBER 4 & 5 *** San Diego County Democratic Convention! WHERE: at Pala Casino & Resort  11154 Highway 76, Pala, CA 92059 (View a schedule and more details at www.sddemconvention.org.) All of the "Package" options below include the reception and dinner on Friday, Convention registration and the luncheon on Saturday, and a guest room at Pala on Friday night. Alternatively, you may pay for the Friday or Saturday events individually, without the overnight stay. We will email you immediately after you register to gather any other details needed for your reservation.  Feel free to contact the Democratic Party at (858)[masked] or [address removed] for assistance or more details. REGISTER at: https://secure.actblue.com/page/sddemconvention

 

* Registration is now open for the San Diego County Democratic Convention! Experience a political convention this October 4-5 that's fun, informative, affordable, and close to home.

We expect space to fill up quickly at our spectacular venue, Pala Casino Spa & Resort, so make your reservation today at the new Convention website:  www.sddemconvention.org For as little as $45 you can register for a full day of activities including breakfast, workshops, general sessions, and more.

Or select the All-Inclusive Package for $240 and enjoy a Chair's Reception and dinner on Friday, a guest room Friday night at Pala's award-winning resort, and a special luncheon on Saturday (per person, based on double occupancy). he fifth biennial Convention organized by the San Diego County Democratic Party, this year's event will include participation from many Democrats in neighboring counties, making it Southern California's Democratic event of the year.  You'll meet and hear from statewide and local candidates and elected officials, participate in stimulating trainings and panel discussions, and enjoy networking and socializing with Democrats from throughout the region. Sign up at www.sddemconvention.org email: i[address removed], or call (858)[masked].

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***  FRIDAY OCTOBER 4 & SATURDAY OCTOBER 5  at  7:30PM  " SAN DIEGO DANCES at SPANISH VILLAGE " CHOREOGRAPHERS  PETER G.  KALIVAS reinvents works in collaboration with artists from Spanish Village (paper, textile, paint, glass), transforming the space and the audiences experience with dance in this stunning outdoor event. Also featuring work by Choreographers  • Michael Nickerson-Rossi, • Faith Jensen-Ismay, • Viviana Alcazar • &  • Heather Dale Wentworth •, featuring the Original Music of  "  AMANUEL ZARZOWSKI " and 'live' music by " RAYME SCIARONI " with surprise vocalist. Tickets are just $20 General, $15 Senior/Student, $13 Groups of 10 or more, parent free when kids 15 and under pay $10 (advance Purchase prices - $5 more at the door). For tickets and information, visit www.brownpapertickets.com/event/442638

 

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*** SUN OCT 5 at 10:00 AM   HUGE IMMIGRATION RALLY & MARCH! If you thought August was a huge month for immigration, you haven't seen anything yet!  All across the country, organizers are packing all of August's events into one national day of action on Saturday, October 5th -- it's going to be historic. Speaker(s): Alliance San Diego, AFSC, ICWJ, JOB, Labor Council of San Diego & Imperial Counties, SEIU-USWW, SDOP, UNITE-HERE We are demanding immigration reform with a pathway to citizenship for the 11 million now! With over 125 major rallies scheduled nationwide, it'll be impossible for the House to ignore us. Speaker(s): Alliance San Diego, AFSC, ICWJ, JOB, Labor Council of San Diego & Imperial Counties, SEIU-USWW, SDOP, UNITE-HERE Click here to find an event in your area and join the thousands of immigration supporters rallying on Saturday, October 5th. Our movement already has the support of the 218 members needed to pass a good immigration bill through the House, including 26 Republicans and nearly 200 Democrats. A majority of Americans support us. But Speaker John Boehner is avoiding a vote and letting extremists like Steve King run the show.  We can't let one man block citizenship for the 11 million. And with over 1,000 immigrants getting deported every single day (and over 100,000 since the Senate passed its bipartisan bill months ago), we have zero time to waste.  We've come too far and fought too hard -- Speaker Boehner won't stop us now.  We need you on Saturday, October 5th to take for our families and our community, and for the 11 million. Thanks for your support!  Gabe Ortiz America's Voice  Gabe Ortiz <[address removed]> Where: 632 El Prado St, San Diego, CA 92103 When: 10:00 AM The time is now for immigration reform that includes a pathway to citizenship for the 11 million! Make your voice heard and join us as we rally for dignity and respect for all immigrants. Be sure to bring signs demanding citizenship for the 11 million and some some water!  RSVP to Event  Click here to find an event in your area and join the thousands of immigration supporters rallying on Saturday, October 5th.

 

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*** MON OCT 7 at * 07 Oct 2013 - 11 Oct 2013 - (all day) CPUC Investigation into Outage At San Onofre (Phase 2) - Evidentiary Hearings. * You can view these meetings by Webcast, links to be provided soon. * Please donate to help cover costs for our team (Ray Lutz and Martha Sullivan) to attend these meetings. Fundraising goal: $3000 covers both weeks. * Donate link: https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=M8DAR46WLV5AE NOTE: Need volunteers to help provide our sound system for many of these events.* Please contact Ray Lutz if you can help.  --  -Ray Lutz Citizens' Oversight CitizensOversight.org [masked]

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***TUES OCT 8 at 7:00-9:00PM Clairemont Democratic Club Monthly Meeting. Where: Boomerangs Gourmet Burger Joint, 4577 Clairemont Dr., San Diego, California 92117 Website: http://clairemontdems.com/ Contact: [address removed]

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*** TUES OCT 8 from 6:00-8:00 PM IN WASHINGTON D.C. " We, The COUNCIL for A LIVABLE WORLD  &  PeacePAC will HONOR the late ROBERT F. DRINAN by PRESENTING NATIONAL PEACE  & HUMAN RIGHTS AWARD HONORS to TWO PROGRESSIVE CHAMPIONS ★SENATOR TOM HARKIN of Iowa ★ &  ★ The Late CONGRESSMAN BOB EDGAR ★ former President and CEO of Common Cause and a six-term Congressman at the Frederick Douglass Museum and Hall of Fame for Caring Americans. Every year, we honor the legacy of the late Father Robert F. Drinan, a longtime member of Council for a Livable World’s Board of Directors and the chair of its affiliate, PeacePAC. The Father Robert F. Drinan National Peace and Human Rights award honors those who have stood with Council for a Livable World on issues of peace and human rights.  This year, we will present the Father Drinan Award to two progressive champions: Senator Tom Harkin of Iowa, and the late Congressman Bob Edgar, former President and CEO of Common Cause and a six-term Congressman.  This year’s ceremony will be held on Tuesday, October 8, 2013 from 6:00-8:00 PM at the Frederick Douglass Museum and Hall of Fame for Caring Americans in Washington, D.C.  To attend this year’s award ceremony, click here to purchase tickets or become a sponsor. .  Can’t make it? Please help us honor these progressive heroes by making a donation to the Father Drinan Award. Click here to contribute. Thanks for helping us to honor Father Drinan’s legacy and those who keep it alive.  Sincerely,  Terry Lierman Event Chair and Council for a Livable World Board Member   Where: at the Frederick Douglass Museum and Hall of Fame for Caring Americans,

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*** WED OCT 9  From 6:00-10:00 p.m. " Call for Safer Storage of Nuclear Waste " The Nuclear Regulatory Commission will hold a hearing in Carlsbad to receive public input and comments on a proposed rule on the long-term storage of radioactive nuclear waste at reactor sites. Attend the hearing and make your voice heard.  Date: Wednesday, October 9 Time: 6:00-10:00 p.m. Where: Sheraton Carlsbad Resort & Spa, 5480 Grand Pacific Dr. Carlsbad, CA 92008

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09 Oct 2013 - 6-9p Nuclear Regulatory Commission “waste confidence” hearing (6 PM – 7 PM open house, 7 PM – 9 PM meeting) Where: Sheraton Hotel, 5480 Grand Pacific Drive, Carlsbad -- The meeting will focus on the current status of  the requirement that accumulated nuclear waste at power plants must have a safe storage strategy. From:
[OccupySD] Events Update: * You can view these meetings by Webcast, links to be provided soon. * Please donate to help cover costs for our team (Ray Lutz and Martha Sullivan) to attend these meetings. Fundraising goal: $3000 covers both weeks. * Donate link: https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=M8DAR46WLV5AE NOTE: Need volunteers to help provide our sound system for many of these events.* Please contact Ray Lutz if you can help.  -- Ray Lutz Citizens' Oversight CitizensOversight.org [masked]
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★  *** SAT OCT 12 from 9AM  to 3PM  " TIJUANA MAQUILADORA TOUR " Come to learn about Tijuana communities and workers' conditions and struggles! Saturday, Oct 12, 9 am to 3 pm    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. web site: US Citizens - Documents needed for entry into the U.S.. · All tour participants must read the US travel alert to Mexico and sign the tour waiver. Please click here to get the  Tour waiver

Schedule (There may be slight variations from tour to tour.) ·      9:00 am sharp- San Ysidro. Additional information about the meeting place will be provided. ·      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 For INFO go to : 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 registration go here: sdmaquila.org Sponsored by Colectivo Ollin Calli Tijuana, San Diego Maquiladora Workers' Solidarity Network and Coalition for Justice in the Maquiladoras

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*** SUN OCT 13 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM " MARIACHI MUJERES CONCERT ON THE GREEN  " Greetings!, We are excited to present this " LIVE CONCERT of ALL-FEMALE MARIACHI CONCERT GROUPS " on Sunday,  October 13 at 2pm as part of Our Celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month and in conjunction with the "¡Viva el Mariachi Femenil!" exhibit at the Women's Museum of California. MARIACHI MUJERS 2000, TRIOS ELLAS (Latin Grammy Nominees) & MARIACHI de UCLATIAN will perform on the grass in front of the Women's Museum of California at NTC Liberty Station in Point Loma. We hope you and your friends will join us for an uplifting on Sunday,  October 13th at 2pm.  Simply click on the link below to register., Get more information, Register Now!, I can't make it, The concert will be held on the grass in front of the Women's Museum of California.  Chairs will be provided but you are welcome to bring a blanket and sit on the grass.  Refreshment vendors will be on site for food purchase. Dancing is encouraged. Thank you for your interest and support. We look forward to seeing you at this event! Sincerely, Ashley Gardner, Women's Museum of California, [address removed] [masked] Where: NTC North Promenade at Liberty Station, 2730 Historic Decatur Rd, Barracks 16, San Diego,  CA 92106

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***SAT OCT 19 * 19 Oct 2013 - 12-4p, Decommissioning Symposium by Coalition to Decommission San Onofre * Please plan to come to this event, the first of many in a series with renowned expert speakers! * presentation by experts, panel discussions, questions and answers on nuclear waste and other decommissioning issues at San Onofre. * Where: Center for Spiritual Living, San Clemente; Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1404122279810752/ * Donate to help this event occur: https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=5K6JAPS2EGU4W ALSO, we have a team going to San Francisco for the CPUC (Calif. Public Utilities Commission) hearings on San Onofre for two weeks in October. Our team is participating as official parties to these hearing and we get to cross-examine witnesses under oath... Very important that we continue this!

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*** SAT OCT 19, 2013 " #GLOBAL  FRACKDOWN  2 "• Next month, Thousands of citizens will come together — across the globe — to join our voices against fracking. Sign up here http://act.foodandwaterwatch.org/site/Survey?SURVEY_ID=17921&ACTION_REQUIRED=URI_ACTION_USER_REQUESTS&autologin=true to collect petition signatures or plan an alternative action for the Global Frackdown on October 19th!   Whether or not you are directly impacted by fracking in your community, we all lose when corporations are allowed to put profits before our health and environment. The Global Frackdown is an opportunity to stand unified as global citizens, and to let our elected officials know that we demand clean water and a stable climate.   Frackdown actions can be anything from a public rally, to a home screening of Gasland, and anything in between. One simple action idea is to meet up with your friends and collect petition signatures against fracking in your community. The specific action is up to you — the important thing is that you get out in your community and do something on 10/19.   Join in by holding an action in San Diego for the Global Frackdown!  Click here to find out more and sign up to hold an action: http://act.foodandwaterwatch.org/site/Survey?SURVEY_ID=17921&ACTION_REQUIRED=URI_ACTION_USER_REQUESTS Thanks for taking action, Katy Kiefer Activist Network Coordinator  Food & Water Watch email: [address removed] WEBSITE: http://www.globalfrackdown.org/
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*** SAT OCT 19 AT  6:00PM - 10:00PM " THE CENTER'S 40th ANNIVERSARY GALA! " The Center’s Gala brings together hundreds of our closest friends and partners for equality *Where: at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront for a delightful evening of dinner and dancing in support of our vital health and human rights programs. Join San Diego’s finest to enjoy a cocktail hour, fabulous silent auction, live entertainment, delicious gourmet dinner and mercifully brief program that lets you enjoy friends and dance the night away. Whether you care about equality, youth, seniors, families, our Latino brothers and sisters, those living with HIV, or community health, you’ll care about this event!  Buy your table or tickets online. The Center <[address removed]>

Where were you in 1973? Richard Nixon was in office, the U.S. Supreme overturned Roe V. Wade, and a small group of dedicated volunteers founded what would eventually come to be known as The San Diego LGBT Community Center. Forty years later, “The Center” proudly provides more than 50,000 service visits a year to our community! We invite you to celebrate the triumphs and challenges of the last four decades with us on Saturday, October 19 at our Ruby Anniversary Gala. To learn more, visit the website!

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THE CENTER'S 40TH ANNIVERSARY GALA  Date: Saturday, October 19, 2013 Time: 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM Location: Hilton San Diego Bayfront From a single answering machine set up in a utility closet to a thriving community center that provided more than 50,000 service visits last year alone, The San Diego LGBT Community Center has grown steadily for forty years. Now, we invite you to join over 800 of your closest friends to celebrate The Center’s Ruby Anniversary! Enjoy a lively silent auction, 3-course gourmet dinner, signature cocktails and lots of dancing as we recall the triumphs and challenges of the last four decades. Whether you wore bellbottoms, stirrup pants, bike shorts or skinny jeans when you first came to The Center, we hope that you will save the date for this special anniversary gala and journey with us across the years from Disco to Techno. Proceeds benefit more than 40 vital community programs and services at The Center. Tax ID#:[masked]


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*** MONDAY OCTOBER 21, 2013 - First day mail ballots will be available. First day early voting available at RoV. RoV is open for voting 8 am to 5 pm Monday thru Friday INFO FROM San Diego County REGISTRAR OF VOTERS REGISTRAR OF VOTERS: General Information:[masked]   EMAIL: [address removed].

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*** MONDAY 21 Oct 2013 -  to - WED 25 Oct 2013 - (all day) CPUC Triennial Decommissioning Cost Review - Evidentiary Hearings [OccupySD]From: [OccupySD] Events Update: * You can view these meetings by Webcast, links to be provided soon. * Please donate to help cover costs for our team (Ray Lutz and Martha Sullivan) to attend these meetings. Fundraising goal: $3000 covers both weeks. * Donate link: https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=M8DAR46WLV5AE NOTE: Need volunteers to help provide our sound system for many of these events.* Please contact Ray Lutz if you can help.  --- Ray Lutz Citizens' Oversight CitizensOversight.org [masked] 
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***THUR OCT. October 24: " VOW's 5th Annual Beyond Borders Benefit " when we will Honor the Cesar Chavez Service Clubs. ~  We know you receive a number of invitations to events, regularly!  We know that you can't attend them all.  We know there's one event you will want to attend this year, and we'd like you to please Save the Date now! October 24, 2013 VOW's 5th Annual Beyond Borders Benefit   Savor the aromas of Truffle-braised Short ribs and Parmesan Risotto. Dream of the Tiramisu to follow. Enjoy a glass of Cabernet (or a soda if you prefer). Listen to the soulful, soothing sounds of jazz.  Mingle with fine people who share a passion for education. Honor LINDA & CARLOS LE GERRETTE, the Founders of the Cesar Chavez Service Clubs.  Conclude the evening with coffee under the stars. We know you can't wait for the date! October 24, 2013.  We know you'll be astounded to learn that for all the delights listed above, it's only $85.00 per person.  We know you'll look forward to receiving a postcard from VOW confirming all these details. You can RSVP buy your tickets right now! ***** You can RSVP buy your tickets right now! Click here. You'll be glad you did!  And we'll be ever so glad too! THANK YOU! Voices of Women <[address removed]> Subject: Voices of Women: BBB celebration Oct. 24, 2013 Reply-To: [address removed] You can RSVP buy your tickets right now! Click here. ★ (NOTE: A COMING EVENT:***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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*** THUR OCT 24 at at 9:00 p.m. Eastern Time." GLOBAL ONENESS DAY " We live in an increasingly interconnected world. It’s been shown that something as small as the flutter of a butterfly’s wing can ultimately cause a typhoon halfway around the world.   That’s why I’m excited to invite you to join us in Global Oneness Day — a project of Humanity’s Team and the Association for Global New Thought.  Thirty-two inspiring visionaries are giving their insights to contribute to cultural and spiritual transformation. Have you checked out the amazing speakers yet? http://www.globaloneness2013.org/ For no cost, you can participate in live sessions with renowned leaders such as ★Michael Bernard Beckwith,  ★Ervin Laszlo,  ★Jean Houston,  ★Ken Wilber,  ★Riane Eisler,  ★Neale Donald Walsch,  ★Gregg Braden,  ★Father Thomas Keating,  ★Joan Borysenko, and many others. Get all the info and sign up here. http://www.globaloneness2013.org/ Email: Global Oneness Day <[address removed]>

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*** FRIDAY OCTOBER 25 to SATURDAY OCTOBER 26  in Palm Harbor, FL, *** ASSEMBLY AUDUBON 2013 *** Begins at  12:00PM/Noon on FRIDAY 10/25, 2013 > Ends 2:00PM, SATURDAY 10/26/2013     Audubon Assembly 2013 - Boots on the Ground Tickets in Palm Harbor, FL http://florida-audubon.ticketleap.com/audubon-assembly-2013/dubon Assembly 2013 - Boots on the Ground Friday, October 25, 2013, 12:00 PM to Saturday, October 26, 2013, 2:00 PM Where: Innisbrook, A Salamander Golf & Spa Resort, 36750 Us Highway 19 N., Palm Harbor, FL 34683 Please enable JavaScript and refresh your browser to continue. TICKETS PRICE FEES QUANTITY Early-Bird Assembly Ticket More Info
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***SAT OCT 26 From NOON - 4:00 p.m. "  HRC SAN DIEGO FAMILY PICNIC  ~ PIONEER PARK  in Mission Hills " 1521 Washington Place San Diego, CA 92101 RSVP Today: http://action.hrc.org/site/Calendar?view=Detail&id=115721&autologin=true Join HRC San Diego for a day of fun for families and kids of all ages! Wear your Halloween costume and enjoy games, activites, pumpkins and barbecue in celebration of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender families in San Diego! Bring a side dish or dessert to share! To find out what else HRC is doing in your area and to learn more about this great event, you can always visit SanDiego.HRC.org Also be sure to find us on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/HRCSanDiego.  Please help us share the news of these events! All HRC members, supporters, friends and family are welcome.  Tell a friend!  © 2013 Human Rights Campaign. E-mail: [address removed] Where: Pioneer Park in Mission Hills 1521 Washington Place San Diego, CA 92101
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*** SAT OCT 26     This October 26th, 2013 in Washington, " D.C A Rally Against Mass Surveillance" EMAIL:   2 WAYS TO TAKE PART ★ 1. In person in Washington, D.C At a viewing party in cities around the world ★ 2. Take part online On October 26th, the 12th anniversary of the signing of the US Patriot Act, we're taking the next step and holding the largest rally yet against NSA surveillance. We’ll be handing the half-million petitions to Congress to remind them that they work for us -- and we won’t tolerate mass surveillance any longer. The single largest rally yet in opposition to surveillance Live music!!!

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*** SAT OCT 26 at 11:30 AM Green Party of San Diego Meeting . Where: Joyce Beers Community Center (3900 Vermont Ave)  Unlimited Parking available in underground parking lot NOTE: Please make sure to park in the underground parking area underneath Ralphs to avoid having your vehicle towed. October  26, 2013 at 11:30 AM

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*** MONDAY October 28, 2013 - Mail ballot processing (signature checking) begins. To observe, call (858)[masked] INFO FROM San Diego County REGISTRAR OF VOTERS REGISTRAR OF VOTERS: General Information:[masked]   EMAIL: [address removed]. _________________________________________

 


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*** TUES OCT 29 Starts 5:30 p.m. VIP Reception In Minneapolis, Minnesota Join us at Celebrate! Planned Parenthood To see a list of ticket benefits, click here. For additional questions please contact [masked] or [address removed]. You are invited to join  President & CEO Sarah Stoesz  for an evening of entertainment  and celebration with Guest Speaker Frank Rich Featured Essayist for  New York Magazine interviewed by Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak Courage Award Winners Jane Ahlin & Dr. Stephanie Dahl Tuesday, October 29 Where: Minneapolis Hilton 5:30 p.m. VIP Reception 6:00 p.m. Silent Auction  & Reception  7:00 p.m. Dinner 7:30 p.m. Program


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*** FRIDAY NOV 8 November 4, 2013 - Last Day to Register to Vote INFO FROM San Diego County REGISTRAR OF VOTERS REGISTRAR OF VOTERS: General Information:[masked]   EMAIL: [address removed].

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***WED NOV 6 at 7-8:45PM " San Diego DFA & San Diego PDA Metro MEETUP " Guest Speaker: TBA (Probably Mayoral Candidates )  . 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! Websitewww.meetup.com/dfa-23

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*** WED NOV 6 Starts  6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. SAVE THE DATE Please join the CAMPAIGN FOR AMERICA'S FUTURE in WASHINGTON, D.C. & the Institute for America's Future;
for Honoring MARGERY TABANKIN,  Activist, Organizer, Advocate, Strategist Lifetime Achievement
Award Leo W. Gerard  International President, United Steelworkers Progressive Champion Award

★Featuring remarks by ★Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) Wednesday, November 6, 2013  6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Where: Arena Stage 1101 Sixth Street SW • Washington, D.C. • 20024 Additional details and registration information to follow. PURCHASE TICKETS AT http://caf2013-earlybirdspecial.eventbrite.com/This year’s Audubon Assembly focuses on Florida's inspiring grassroots citizen science and volunteer conservation efforts. Learn how Audubon and our dedicated "boots on the ground" supporters are using cutting-edge science to preserve and protect our state's most precious resources. NOTE: During checkout, Ticketleap will ask you for a password - use any password you wish. This is only needed in case you need to make changes to your order. Also, you may choose to log in with Facebook or Twitter, which is very easy and safe. :) The 2013 Audubon Assembly is designed to inspire you to get your boots on the ground. Our signature conservation event brings together representatives of Audubon’s 35,000 members and 44 chapters with conservation leaders, scientists, educators and policy makers. Through nature-inspired walking workshops, inspiring speakers and thought-provoking learning sessions, Audubon plans to join together people of all ages and backgrounds in our common interest of protecting Florida's remarkable natural resources.  Assembly 2013 Schedule Outline  Information on walking workshops, keynote speakers, special presentations, and more will be revealed in coming weeks. Be sure to bookmark our website or follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

Friday Learning Sessions This year's Audubon Assembly is focusing on the network of grassroots conservationists who are out in the field making a difference for Florida's environment. After our kick-off lunch on Friday, you will have the opportunity to participate in three different breakout sessions. Each session will run twice, so you will have an opportunity to experience two in their entirety. Our Citizen Science leaders are working hard to put together programs that will engage and inspire you. Each session will feature cutting-edge scientists, biologists, conservationists, and leaders from across Florida. Stay tuned for the latest information as it becomes available.

Boots on the Ground for Advocacy: Time spent in Florida’s special places and volunteer bird stewardship instills participants with a personal experience of the vital need for conservation. And when people speak from a place of personal experience with Florida’s lands, water, and wildlife they are powerful conservation advocates at multiple levels of government policy-making. In this session, learn how to cultivate leadership in your advocacy efforts. Boots on the Ground for Citizen Science: Whether it’s Florida Scrub-Jays, beach-nesting birds, sea turtles, or wading bird rookeries, data collected by trained citizen scientists provides information vital to habitat management. Join us for a discussion of the components of a successful citizen science program, volunteer recruitment and retention, and the ways in which these programs support conservation in Florida.

Boots on the Ground for Habitat Stewardship: When it comes to habitat stewardship, there is no substitute for a team of engaged, passionate and knowledgeable individuals willing to pull on their boots and apply themselves to a conservation challenge. Stewardship takes many forms; from tackling invasive species to applying prescribed fire, or even working to re-establish native species. These essential tasks are performed routinely throughout our state by committed staff and volunteer from a host of different entities all working toward the common cause of conservation. This session will showcase a handful of these important and effective habitat stewardship strategies. This year's Assembly will be held in Palm Harbor at the beautiful Innisbrook hotel, only minutes from some very exciting options for our not-to-be-missed morning excursions! (more information will be available as we get closer to the event date). The hotel is located about a half hour from downtown Tampa.  Assembly officially begins Friday morning, October 25, and runs until 2 pm on Saturday, October 26.  YOU MUST BOOK YOUR HOTEL ROOM SEPERATELY: Call[masked] (mention you are with Audubon Florida) and book by October 3 to reserve your group rate room! Group rate is $129 a night.   Check this page often for the latest on what is sure to be the best Assembly yet!   `



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***FRIDAY NOV 8 ***November 8 from 10am to 4pm : 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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*** FRIDAY NOV from 10am to 4pm Wine Women & Wealth Second Annual Expo Please mark  your calendars to join us on November 8 for the second annual Wine Women & Wealth Expo at the Del Mar Hilton. This event is a  fundraiser for VOW created by Denise Arand  and Mara Hoover of Five Rings Financial. The Expo will run from 10am to 4pm (think of it as your "golf" day!)  Last year's Expo was a huge success and we expect this year's to be even more inspirational! Registration is in progress, please signup today on VOW's website. For additional information, please visit www.winewomenandwealthexpo.com


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*** FRIDAY NOV 6 at  "  Wine Women & Wealth Second Annual Expo Great News!!! VOW has received a generous donation from philanthropist Darlene Shiley for the Wine Women & Wealth Expo. We are very grateful to her for her support. Please make plans to join us for this event on November 8 at the Del Mar Hilton Hotel from 10am to 4pm. Please register today on VOW's website.  For additional information, please visit www.winewomenandwealthexpo.com.

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*** FRIDAY NOV 8, 2013Opening and preparing mail ballots for computer tabulation INFO FROM San Diego County REGISTRAR OF VOTERS REGISTRAR OF VOTERS: General Information:[masked]   EMAIL: [address removed].

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*** SAT NOV 9 at Scheduled Times * See next line... * " JDRF Walk Kick-Off Concert in the Park ~ 5K " *Registration Start Time:6:30AM * Walk Start Time: 8:00AM" - Save the Date Date:  November 9, 2013  Can't make this date? Be a Virtual Walker! Where: Balboa Park 6th Avenue and Laurel Street San Diego, Contact: ALEXIA RODRIGUEZ [address removed] (858)[masked] Registration Start Time:  6:30 AM  Walk Start Time:  8:00 AM  Length of Walk: 5K REGISTRATION & EVENT INFO: http://www2.jdrf.org/site/TR/Walk-CA/Chapter-SanDiego4053?fr_id=2382&pg=entry Email: [address removed]Local Chapter: San Diego Chapter, 5665 Oberlin Drive, Suite 106, San Diego, CA 92121 EVENT HELD: Where: Balboa Park 6th Avenue and Laurel Street San Diego

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*** MONDAY November 11, 2013 - Mail ballot scanning process begins (computer processing). To observe, call (858)[masked] INFO FROM San Diego County REGISTRAR OF VOTERS REGISTRAR OF VOTERS: General Information:[masked]   EMAIL: [address removed].

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*** TUESDAY November 12, 2013 - Last Day to Apply for a Mail. Ballot Request due to RoV by 5 pm. INFO FROM San Diego County REGISTRAR OF VOTERS REGISTRAR OF VOTERS: General Information:[masked]   EMAIL: [address removed].


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*** TUES NOV 12 at 7:00PM ??? IN LONDON, ENGLAND??? Health Poverty Action invites you to  AN EXCLUSIVE FILM SCREENING of ★ " A RIVER CHANGES COURSE"  ★ AN AWARD WINNING DOCUMENTARY Please join us for an exclusive film screening of the award winning documentary A River Changes Course and A TALK on our work Strengthening Communities in Cambodia, on Tuesday 12 November.  A River Changes Course tells the gripping story of three Cambodian families struggling to maintain their traditional ways of life in the face of some formidable challenges. The film is winning awards across the world, including at the Sundance Film Festival. Health Poverty Action has organised the exclusive London screening for our supporters, to thank you for your support of our work in Cambodia, and around the world.      We would like to take the opportunity to update you on our work in Cambodia and to let you know how your support is making a difference. Therefore the evening will also include a talk by FRANCESCO MATTI, Health Poverty Action’s Programme Officer for Asia.   The event is taking place Where: at Whirled Cinema,[masked] Hardess Street, SE24 OHN, LONDON ENGLAND at 7pm on 12 November. Tickets are £10 (£5 concessions) and can be purchased from hpa-ariverchangescourse.eventbrite.com Please do invite friends and family too, and forward this email on if you cannot make it. For more information about the event please email me at [address removed] or visit our website at http://www.healthpovertyaction.org/get-involved/events-2/film-screening-a-river-changes-course/.   I do hope you can join us and I look forward to meeting you.   Best wishes Hester Enthoven PS We're expecting tickets to sell out quickly so please do book as early as possible to avoid disappointment.     Please spread the word about the global movement for health justice.   Follow us on Twitter, like us on Facebook, or forward this email to a friend.    Health Poverty Action is a registered charity, number 290535.   Our postal address is Health Poverty Action, Ground Floor, 31-33 Bondway, London, SW8 1SJ.

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*** ★ ★ ★ TUESDAY  NOVEMBER 19, 2013 ★ ★ ★ VOTING AT THE POLLS ELECTION DAY!!! ★ ★ ★ November 19, 2013 - Election Day Polls are open 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. ★ ★ ★R INFO FROM San Diego County REGISTRAR OF VOTERS

REGISTRAR OF VOTERS: General Information:[masked]   EMAIL: [address removed]. Registrar of Voters Office is open for voting 7 a.m. through 8 p.m. ★ ★ ★

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★ ★ ★ ***** ★ ★ ★ DECEMBER 2013 ★ ★ ★ ***** ★ ★ ★

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***WED DEC  4  at 7-8:45PM " San Diego DFA & San Diego PDA Metro MEETUP " Guest Speaker: TBA . 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


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★    *** ★   II. ANNOUNCEMENTS ★     ***

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★ ★ ★1. PLEASE SIGN THIS PETITION TO STOP TTP EFFORTS TO LET CORPORATIONS CONTROL THE INTERNET! 

★ # 1. Please sign this petition to stop the TPP efforts to let corporations control the internet.


tOn Behalf Of Steve Anderson
Sent: Friday, September 27,[masked]:03 PM
To: [address removed]
Subject: 60,000 people did this in one day

 

Wow! It’s incredible. Within just over one day over 60,000 people called on heads of state to say no to Internet censorship. Will you join them?

https://openmedia.org/censorship

We’ve never seen a response like this. Thousands are signing up every hour. We even hit the front of Reddit, which nearly crashed our server. And momentum continues to grow - it’s going viralWill you be a part of it, Vera? This is our last chance to speak out because the meeting to impose website blocking and Internet shutdowns takes place in a matter of days. We need you to do your part - speak out now.

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Steve Anderson [[address removed]]
Date: Thu, Sep 26, 2013 at 5:35 AM
Subject: This could be our last chance


Stephen Harper is meeting in secret with Industry lobbyists and world leaders to finalize an extreme Internet censorship agreement called the TPP. The TPP will make the internet more expensive, censored and policed. In fact, it could even try to kick you off the Internet. We can stop them if you add your voice right now to our letter that will be sent to each head of state.


This could be it.

For the first time, the Presidents and Prime Ministers of 12 powerful countries -- including Canada’s Stephen Harper -- will meet behind closed doors to seal an extreme Internet censorship plan called the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP)1

We know from leaked drafts2 that the TPP will make the Internet more expensive, censored, and policed. Experts say “kids could be sent to jail for downloading” and whole families could be kicked off the Internet.3

World leaders plan to “conclude the TPP discussions” in just a few days.4 Will Stephen Harper feel the pressure from industry lobbyists - or will he feel the pressure from you? Send decision-makers a powerful message before it’s too late.

Canadian MPs, citizens, and public interest groups are locked out of the negotiations entirely. Despite blocking Canadian parliamentarians from seeing the agreement, U.S. Congressmen are allowed to see exactly what’s on the table.5

We’re asking Canada’s officials to please:

SAY "NO " to Internet censorship.

  • Protect the right of everyone to access the Internet in their daily lives.
  • Do not force ISPs to act as “Internet Police” monitoring our Internet use, censoring content, and removing whole websites.6
  • Preserve the democratic rights of sovereign countries to draft their own copyright laws.

U.S. lobbyists don’t have the best interests of Canadians at heart. If we don’t speak up now these secretive, unfair, and unbalanced negotiations will lead to a terrible deal for Canada.

Our public outcry has stopped TPP officials from finalizing the agreement but now powerful interests are pressuring political leaders to ram through their Internet censorship plan.

Thousands of people and over 30 major organizations from across the Trans-Pacific region are working together to keep the Internet open. High ranking politicians from several countries are beginning to ask questions7.

We know that when citizens speak out, decision-makers take notice. We cannot allow U.S. lobbyists to define Canada’s digital future. Click here to send a simple message to Canada’s negotiators: Please say no to Internet Censorship.

Together, we won’t let them take away our digital rights.

For our future,

Steve and Jason on behalf of your vigilant OpenMedia team

PS: The Internet won’t stay open on its own; speak out now to call on TPP negotiators to preserve our digital future. Your support is critical in the fight to defend the possibilities of the open Internet.

Footnotes

[1] “Obama to Attend APEC, ASEAN Summits on October Asia Trip”. Source: Bloomberg.com

[2] Leaked draft of TPP Intellectual Property Chapter. Source: Knowledge Ecology International

[3] What’s actually in the TPP? Source: Public Knowledge

[4] US Envoy: TPPA talks to conclude next month. Source: FMT Malaysia

[5] “Trans-Pacific Partnership: Canadian MP’s Have No Access To Drafts US Pols Can See, NDP Says” Source: The Huffington Post

[6] “TPP Creates Legal Incentives for ISPs to Police the Internet. What is at risk? Your rights.” Electronic Frontier Foundation

[7] “International Criticism Escalates Against TPP as Negotiations Go Further Underground” Source: Electronic Frontier Foundation




★ # 2.

Tijuana Maquiladora Tour FYI, tours in December & January are being tentatively planned.



Tijuana Maquiladora Tour
Come to learn about Tijuana communities and workers'

conditions and struggles! Saturday, Oct 12, 9 am to 3 pm 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. web site: US Citizens - Documents needed for entry into the U.S..·        All tour participants must read the US travel alert to Mexico and sign the tour waiver. Please click here to get the Tour waiver Schedule (There may be slight variations from tour to tour.)·      9:00 am sharp- San Ysidro. Additional information about the meeting place will be provided.·      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: 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 registration go here: sdmaquila.org
Sponsored by Colectivo Ollin Calli Tijuana, San Diego Maquiladora Workers' Solidarity Network
and Coalition for Justice in the Maquiladoras




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REGISTRAR OF VOTERS: General Information:[masked]   EMAIL: [address removed]. Hours: 8:00AM to 5:00PM  Street Address: 5201 Ruffin Road, Suite #1, San Diego, CA 92123 Mailing Address: P.O. Box 85656, San Diego, CA[masked]

San Diego, CA. [masked]

AreaTelephone Numbers:

General Information(858)[masked]

Registration(858)[masked]

Address of Polling Place(858)[masked]

Mail Ballot Voting(858)[masked]

Language Services(858)[masked]Fax(858)[masked]

Services For the Hearing Impaired: TDD(866)[masked]

Campaign Disclosure(858)[masked]

To Work at the Polls(858)[masked]

Directions to the Polls(858)[masked] Toll Free(800)[masked]6


Important Dates:

October 21, 2013 - First day mail ballots will be available.

First day early voting available at RoV. RoV is open for voting 8 am to 5 pm Monday thru Friday  October 28, 2013 - Mail ballot processing (signature checking) begins.

To observe, call (858)[masked]

November 4, 2013 - Last Day to Register to Vote  November 8, 2013 - Opening and preparing mail ballots for computer tabulation

November 11, 2013 - Mail ballot scanning process begins (computer processing). To observe, call (858)[masked]

November 12, 2013 - Last Day to Apply for a Mail. Ballot Request due to RoV by 5 pm.

November 19, 2013 - Election Day Polls are open 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Registrar of Voters Office is open for voting 7 a.m. through 8 p.m.


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★ #  5.

Anglo American Quits the Proposed Pebble Mine In a surprise decision that brought new hope to Alaska's Bristol Bay, British mining giant Anglo American -- the lead company behind the Pebble Mine -- announced that it is abandoning the project. The announcement dealt a heavy blow to the proposed gold and copper operation, which would produce some 10 billion tons of contaminated waste and threaten the greatest wild salmon runs on the planet. NRDC Members helped make this victory possible by deluging Anglo American with nearly one million messages of protest. The fight is not over yet -- we'll need new funding to ratchet up the pressure on the remaining companies behind the mine and win EPA action to protect Bristol Bay from large-scale mining.
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★ # 6. [OccupySD] Events Update: Occupy 2yr, MAM, San Onofre-   From: Ray Lutz <[address removed]> To: [address removed] Cc: " <[address removed]>, "[address removed]"  Subject: [OccupySD] Events Update: Occupy 2yr, MAM, San Onofre Reply-To: [address removed]

* Very important as we see Larry Summers being proposed for Fed Res chair and Goldman Sachs now on Dow Jones Avg.

* Hope to see everyone again! Click here to confirm https://www.facebook.com/events/622102074478962/

MARCH AGAINST MONSANTO -- National event occurring in parallel in many cities worldwide!

* 12 Oct 2013 - 1p - March Against Monsanto at Balboa Park Fountain Where: Balboa Park Fountain (near Rubin H Fleet Theater)

* National MAM page: https://www.facebook.com/MarchAgainstMonstanto

* Local event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/230246890447359/ <-- Please click "GOING"... already 3200+ have confirmed!

EVENTS RELATED TO StopSanOnofre project (in coop. with Coalition to Decommission San Onofre) -- projects endorsed by OSD. We have been very successful in this project but we must continue to be involved as the utilities continue their money grab! Many of these are official meetings and we need people there to voice their concerns to counterbalance the utilities.

* 26 Sep 2013 - 5–9pm NRC Public Meeting on Decommissioning San Onofre, Where: La Costa Hotel, 2100 Costa del Mar Road, Carlsbad CA (doors open at 5 PM for security screening) * The NRC will give us an opportunity to start the meeting off with eight of our best questions about decommissioning at San Onofre. Please submit yours to this email for consideration!

* 01 Oct 2013 - 2-3pm and 6:30-7:30pm - CPUC public participation Meeting at Al Bahr Where: Venue, 5440 Kearny Mesa Rd., San Diego, CA 92111 * The CPUC will give 2 minutes’ speaking opportunity to each person who signs up to testify.

* 1:15p - Press Conference outside the venue... more time to get our word out!

* 09 Oct 2013 - 6-9p Nuclear Regulatory Commission “waste confidence” hearing (6 PM – 7 PM open house, 7 PM – 9 PM meeting) Where: Sheraton Hotel, 5480 Grand Pacific Drive, Carlsbad -- The meeting will focus on the current status of  the requirement that accumulated nuclear waste at power plants must have a safe storage strategy.

* 19 Oct 2013 - 12-4p, Decommissioning Symposium by Coalition to Decommission San Onofre * Please plan to come to this event, the first of many in a series with renowned expert speakers!

* presentation by experts, panel discussions, questions and answers on nuclear waste and other decommissioning issues at San Onofre. * Location: Center for Spiritual Living, San Clemente; Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1404122279810752/

* Donate to help this event occur: https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=5K6JAPS2EGU4W ALSO, we have a team going to San Francisco for the CPUC (Calif. Public Utilities Commission) hearings on San Onofre for two weeks in October. Our team is participating as official parties to these hearing and we get to cross-examine witnesses under oath... Very important that we continue this!

* 07 Oct 2013 - 11 Oct 2013 - (all day) CPUC Investigation into Outage At San Onofre (Phase 2) - Evidentiary Hearings.

* 21 Oct 2013 - 25 Oct 2013 - (all day) CPUC Triennial Decommissioning Cost Review - Evidentiary Hearings

* You can view these meetings by Webcast, Links to be provided soon.

* Please donate to help cover costs for our team (Ray Lutz and Martha Sullivan) to attend these meetings! Fundraising goal: $3000 covers both weeks.
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Donate link: https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=M8DAR46WLV5AE NOTE: Need volunteers to help provide our sound system for many of these events.

 

* Please contact Ray Lutz if you can help.  --  Ray Lutz Citizens' Oversight - CitizensOversight.org -[masked]



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★ # 6. Patricia Gracian wrote:


RE: "Obamacare" - actually the Affordable Care Act
Are you upset that the GOP gets to put out its anti-government rhetoric day in and day out on TV, radio, and press?
And that the Tea Party has been busy for months pushing on their followers to send 500 Faxes per person demanding that Congress vote to defund "Obamacare"- thereby skewing the message that Congress gets?
The Affordable Care Act was passed by Congress and needs to be funded and executed, as defined by the law passed by Congress.
The GOP are great at subverting and nullifying any ground that the Democrats have gained- and they do it AFTER the elections and the voting is over.
They do it through recalls and through blackmail- as they are now doing with "Obamacare". This is WRONG and is a great disservice to the Nation.

It is hard to counter all of that constant GOP propaganda. Your representatives need to hear from you, too! Otherwise, we may lose what has been won!

Please add your signature here to counter those irrational efforts to derail legislation that was properly passed by Congress.
We cannot let them succeed using their thuggish tactics to destroy what has been accomplished.

Please sign and forward to your friends who want the government to do its job!
Thank you,- Pat

----- Forwarded Message -----
From: Democrats 2014 <[address removed]>
Sent: Saturday, September 21,[masked]:25 AM
Subject: forward this email:


Thanks to you, and 998,485 other supporters, we’re just a couple thousand signatures short of reaching 1 MILLION STRONG for Obamacare!

ADD YOUR NAME HERE --> http://dccc.org/1-MILLION-STRONG-FOR-OBAMACARE At a time when House Republicans are trying to block Obamacare at every turn, we want to show just how many Americans are standing up for health care reform that puts patients before insurance companies.

ADD YOUR NAME HERE --> http://dccc.org/1-MILLION-STRONG-FOR-OBAMACARE


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★ # 7 CALIFORNIA WOLF PACers was Created by CENK UNYER OF  " THE YOUNG TURKS " aka TYT

 

Hey California Wolf PACers!Three Steps to Reverse Citizens United and Restore Representative Democracy in America:
1. Find a state representative or state senator to introduce this resolution in your state: http://bit.ly/13E87Y3
2. Once introduced, the resolution will be assigned to a committee, so ask members of the committee for their support (helpful talking points: http://bit.ly/14Z2yEp).
3. Once through committee, it will get a vote in the legislature, so ask legislators for their support (contact info for legislators in your state: http://www.wolf-pac.com/states).
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★ # 8. Elizabeth Warren's Powerful Speech: Supreme Court Is on the Path to Being a "Wholly Owned Subsidiary of Big Business"  September 9, 2013  |

The following is taken from a transcript of Sen. Elizabeth Warren's remarks to the AFL-CIO convention in Los Angeles on September 8.
When important decisions are made in Washington, too often, working families are ignored. From tax policy to retirement security, the voices of hard-working people get drowned out by powerful industries and well-financed front groups.  Those with power fight to take care of themselves and to feed at the trough for themselves, even when it comes at the expense of working families getting a fair shot at a better future.
This isn’t new.
Throughout our history, powerful interests have tried to capture Washington and rig the system in their favor.  But we didn’t roll over.
At every turn, in every time of challenge, organized labor has been there, fighting on behalf of the American people.
At the beginning of the 20th Century, when factories were deathtraps, when owners exploited workers and children, and when robber barons amassed the kind of power and influence that made them think they were modern day kings, the American people came together under the leadership of progressives to bring our nation back from the brink. And labor was there, leading the way.  Labor was on the front lines to take children out of factories and put them in schools. Labor was there to give meaning to the words "consumer protection" by making our food and medicine safe. Labor was there to fight for minimum wages in states across this country.  Powerful interests did everything they could to block reform. But our agenda was America’s agenda, and we prevailed.
A generation later, when our country was mired in the Great Depression, when people were on bread lines and looking for work, we fought back. We created jobs by investing in infrastructure and public works. We brought light and power to our poorest and most remote areas. We established federal laws on wages and hours. We enshrined into law the right to organize. We made banking boring and put real cops on the beat on Wall Street. And because we believed those in old age should not be mired in poverty, we created Social Security.  And all along that journey, labor was there, leading the way.
Once again, the powerful interests did everything they could to stop it. But our agenda was America’s agenda, and we prevailed. When political injustice threatened to break our democracy, members of the labor movement were there, working for jobs and freedom, marching right alongside the Reverend Dr. King, fighting together for the Civil Rights Act and the Voting Rights Act.  When hard working families were getting squeezed, labor was there, fighting alongside our beloved Ted Kennedy, and now we have the Family and Medical Leave Act, we have the Lilly Ledbetter Act, and we have continued to protect Medicare.
And in 2008, when the economy crashed and it was time to reign in financial predators and Wall Street banks, labor was there—you were there—standing shoulder to shoulder with me, standing with President Obama, and fighting for consumer protection. And thanks to those efforts, we now have a strong Consumer Financial Protection Bureau – with a confirmed Director to lead it. And just so everyone knows, that little agency has already returned half a billion dollars to families who were cheated by big financial institutions and helped tens of thousands of consumers solve their problems with big banks.
In every fight to build opportunity in this country, in every fight to level the playing field, in every fight for working families, we have been on the front lines because our agenda is America’s agenda. But let’s be clear, we have always had to run uphill. We have had to fight for what we’ve achieved. Powerful interests have done everything they can to block reform. They attacked Social Security and Medicare. They attacked pensions and public employees. They attacked bank regulation and consumer protection.  The powerful interests have attacked so many of the basic foundations that built a strong middle class – and too many times, they have prevailed.  Even today, our work is uphill. The powerful interests fight us on every battlefield they can.
Look at the increasing corporate capture of the federal courts. According to a recent study, the five conservative justices currently sitting on the Supreme Court are in the top ten most pro-corporate justices in a half century – and Justices Alito and Roberts are numbers one and two – the most anti-consumer in this entire time. The Chamber of Commerce is now a major player in the Supreme Court, and its win rate has risen to 70% of all cases it supports. Follow this pro-corporate trend to its logical conclusion, and sooner or later you’ll end up with a Supreme Court that functions as a wholly owned subsidiary of big business.
Look at where we are on the “Too Big to Fail” problem. Five years ago, experts said the banks had to be bailed out because there was too much concentration in banking and one failure would bring down the entire economy.  Now the four biggest banks are 30% larger than they were five years ago. The five largest banks now hold more than half of all banking assets in the country.  Because investors know they are too big to fail, those big banks get cheaper borrowing, which, according to one study, adds up to an annual $83 billion subsidy from taxpayers—another benefit of being Too Big to Fail.
What about reform? The Dodd-Frank Act was an incredibly important achievement, but since it passed, the big banks and their army of lobbyists have fought every step of the way to delay, water down, block, or strike down regulations. When a new approach is proposed – like my bill with John McCain, Angus King, and Maria Cantwell to bring back Glass-Steagall – you know what happens – they throw everything they’ve got against it.  One more: take a look at what’s happening with trade deals.
For big corporations, trade agreement time is like Christmas morning. They can get special gifts they could never pass through Congress out in public. Because it’s a trade deal, the negotiations are secret and the big corporations can do their work behind closed doors. We’ve seen what happens here at home when our trading partners around the world are allowed to ignore workers rights, wages, and environmental rules. From what I hear, Wall Street, pharmaceuticals, telecom, big polluters, and outsourcers are all salivating at the chance to rig the upcoming trade deals in their favor.
Why are trade deals secret? I’ve heard people actually say that they have to be secret because if the American people knew what was going on, they would be opposed.  Think about that.  I believe that if people would be opposed to a particular trade agreement, then that trade agreement should not happen.  Finally, look what is happening in our states.  Republican governors in Indiana and Michigan push for so-called right to work laws, and in Wisconsin Scott Walker and the legislature he controls have declared war on working families by ripping the guts out of collective bargaining agreements.
The fight continues to rage, and the powerful interests continue to be guided by their age-old principle: “I’ve got mine, the rest of you are on your own.”   But we’re guided by principle too.  It’s a simple idea, and all of you know it as an old labor idea – we all do better when we work together and invest in our future.
We know that the economy grows when hard working families can improve their lives. We know that the country gets stronger when we invest in helping people succeed. We know that our lives improve when we care for our neighbors.   And we know that even though pundits and big corporate lobbyists in Washington might need to be dragged kicking and screaming – we know that America agrees with us.  On almost every issue of economic concern, our values are America’s values, and our agenda is America’s agenda.  We believe that Wall Street needs stronger rules and tougher enforcement – and you know what? So do more than 80% of people.[3] Wall Street will fight us, but the American people are on our side.  We believe in raising the minimum wage – and so do 71% of people.[4]
The Republicans will fight us, but the American people are on our side. We believe in preventing cuts to Social Security benefits – and so do 87% of Americans.[5] The Washington insiders will fight us, but the American people are on our side.  We believe in rebuilding our infrastructure and in passing legislation to create jobs – and so do 75% of Americans.[6]
The Tea Party will fight us, but the American people are on our side.  And we believe that the sequester is stupid. And, you know what? A majority of Americans—including a majority of Republicans agree with us too.[7] We ought to be making smart choices about where to cut and where to invest. Washington will fight us but the American people are on our side.  It was less than a year ago that the American people overwhelmingly re-elected President Obama and gave us a mandate to fight for middle class families.
We have a mandate—a mandate to build a fair tax code, one that isn’t rigged to give breaks to big oil and billionaires while it crushes working families. We have a mandate to invest in the future – in infrastructure, in research and innovation, and in education. And we have a mandate to create jobs – jobs right here in America, jobs for hard working people!
So here’s my message:  Our agenda is America’s agenda. The American people know that the system is rigged against them and they want us to level the playing field.  That’s our mandate!  I’ve already fought and lost my share of battles in Washington, and I’ve been around long enough to know that Washington is a tough place.  Real reform isn’t easy.  But I also know this:  If we don’t fight, we can’t win.  But if we fight, we win.  The Budget. Immigration. Minimum wage. Uphill battles?  You bet. But however tough the challenge, however steep our climb, I am proud to stand with you, to march with you, and to fight side-by-side with you. Our agenda is America's agenda and if we fight for it, we win.

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From: "Carl Manaster" <[address removed]>
Date: August 23,[masked]:10:29 AM PDT
Subject: Petition delivered to Scott Peters
Reply-To: "Carl Manaster" <[address removed]>

Hi!

Thanks for signing my petition to Congressman Scott Peters asking him to explain his vote against Obamacare. I delivered the petition today at lunch; although I didn't meet with Peters himself, I talked to a staff member who explained that  Peters understood the bill to be strictly about delaying the individual mandate by a year, and that he felt that was fair given that the mandate for large companies was delayed by that amount.  He( Scott's Staff member), made clear that Peters has gotten the message that many of his constituents are upset about this vote and I have the impression he will be taking that into consideration for future votes. He also said I may recieve a prepared response on the subject; if so of course I will share it with you.  Thanks again!

--Carl Manaster

http://petitions.moveon.org/sign/scott-peters-explain?mailing_id=14800&source=s.icn.em.cr&r_by=474873


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★ # 10 . Many Members sent me this article:  Subject: Excellent article in San Diego Free PressAfter reading article and comments, go back and read Part I, which is linked to at end of this excellent, excellent article.  Can't wait for Part III.
http://sandiegofreepress.org/2013/09/part-ii-the-birds-the-bees-and-the-wolf-pack/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed:+SanDiegoFreePress+(San+Diego+Free+Press)
I found a terrific conversation regarding Filner situation.  Blog comments after Reader article,  "Sex Scandals You Can Understand."  The discussion is between just a few people, with Don Bauder always involved.  Very gratifying to read.   http://www.sandiegoreader.com/news/2013/sep/11/citylights1-sex-scandals-you-can-understand/   Particularly after reading these comments, I have to think Bob is now in a better place.  something to be glad about.   Fran Humphrey

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★ # 11 . [OccupySD] Events Update: Occupy 2yr, MAM, San Onofre-   From: Ray Lutz <[address removed]> To: [address removed] Cc: " <[address removed]>, "[address removed]"  Subject: [OccupySD] Events Update: Occupy 2yr, MAM, San Onofre Reply-To: [address removed]   DATES of EVENTS  ARE LISTED IN in CALENDAR of EVENTS &   COMPLETE EMAIL is LISTED under Announcements #3.



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