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★ I. ★ PRIORITY #1 - DAVID ALVAREZ FOR MAYOR! ★ LAST WEEKEND! BEFORE ★ ELECTION DAY > TUESDAY NOVEMBER 19. 2013 < ★ CAMPAIGN INFO ★ II. All Listing Calendar of Events: * NOV * DEC * 2013 . ★ III. Announcements & Info

From: Carol C.
Sent on: Friday, November 15, 2013 7:02 PM

CAMPAIGN INFO PHONE:   (619)[masked] Contact the Campaign: (619)[masked]
Here  are a few events listed on Campaign Calendar. However, Please Call the office to ask about new events, especially events with DAVID ALVAREZ.

I. ★ All Listing Calendar of Events: * NOV * DEC * etc. 



★ ★ ★ ***** ★ ★ ★ NOVEMBER 2013 ★ ★ ★ ***** ★ ★ ★


***FRI NOV 15 at 6-8pm Join us tonight at " NEW EXHIBIT OPENING - GRETA GARBO as MATA HARI " Glamour is a 20th Century phenomenon resulting from the "buzz" of the American Cinema beginning in the 1930s through the 1950s, the classic period of the Hollywood "dream factory" and "iconic" screen stars who left their mark on the general population, as they do today.  This exhibit includes hundreds of compacts, clothing, furs, hats, and gloves of the era including original drawings from the iconic Hollywood costume designer, Edith Head.   Please join us for martinis and champagne as we celebrate the Golden Age of Glamour. Wear your bling! Where : Women's Museum of California , 2730 Historic Decatur Rd, #103, San Diego, CA 92106




***SAT NOV 16 at  9:00am-11:00am " Council of Clubs Meeting " Where: SDCDP Headquarters, 8340 Clairemont Mesa Blvd., Suite 105, San Diego, 92111 Monthly meeting of chartered club presidents/representatives.



*** SAT NOV 16  @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm  " Monthly NOKXL Walk #4 in BALBOA PARK  " This is a chance to educate the public about the Keystone Pipeline and why it is so bad for us, our environment, and the climate. When we walk by with our giant 50′ keystone pipeline banner and nifty pipeline hats, people ask us, “What’s the Keystone Pipeline?” We don’t have to buttonhole anyone or preach over a microphone. People ask us. Meet at the fountain and then we will walk through the park carrying our enormous pipeline and wearing our anti-pipeline hats, handing out flyers, and chanting. Please join us for this fun and spirited event! To carry the 2 pipeline pieces we need 8-14 people (it’s light, but big).  Plus, we need people to pass out flyers and talk with members of the public who have questions. So come and bring friends! RSVP/Info: email: [address removed] or call Jeanne Peterson at (619) 952-8076. WHERE: Balboa Park The Reuben H. Fleet Science Center 1875 El Prado, SD 92101




*** SUN NOV 17 at  2:00PM - 4:00PM " La Jolla Democratic Club Meeting " Where: La Jolla Village Square Community Room (next to AMC Theater), 8657 Villa La Jolla Drive, 92037 Contact & INFO:  Website:



***MON NOV 18 at 1:00 - 3:00 pm Join us for an  " EXHIBIT OPENING - CLASSY GLASS CREATIONS! - with - PAUL FERNANDES & DEBBIE SOLAN of FUSIONGLASS CO. Many different forms of glass are used in creating an FGC piece, including powders, frit, noodles, and confetti. It's like painting with glass. The colors are layered and then fired in a kiln until the piece has reached its full potential. La Jolla Pen Women invites you and the public to learn all about this artistic technique!     Artist TINA CLARKE will share her views on the importance of art in our lives! Where: La Jolla Riford Library 7555 Draper Avenue, La Jolla, CA 92037 Light refreshments! Free! Questions: Anne at [masked] *** MON NOV 18 from 7:00PM to 10:00PM "WASTE CONFIDENCE RULEMAKING PUBLIC MEETING" In CARLSBAD Public meeting to provide an opportunity for interested parties to provide comments on the Waste Confidence Draft Generic Environmental Impact Statement (DGEIS) and proposed rule. The meeting will open with a brief presentation by NRC staff.  The remainder of the time will be dedicated to receiving public comment on the draft documents. The meeting will be transcribed to capture all comments, which will become part of the official docket and made publicly available. Further information is available on the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s (NRC) Waste Confidence website: storage/wcd.html. Susan Wittick, NMSS/WCD [masked] email: [address removed] or TR Rowe, NMSS/WCD [masked] Email: [address removed] Where: Sheraton Carlsbad Resort & Spa, 5480 Grand Pacific Dr., CARLSBAD CA 92008


*** MON NOV 18 at 6:30-9pm AMY COOPER , "WE CAN DO BETTER"  invites you to 3 events: <[address removed]> First event: If you have not yet RSVP'd, please do so here 3 events in November,  including Dinner to honor Liz Baxter on the 19th      There is a lot happening this month to learn more about health reform and get activated: . WCDB is a co-sponsor of a City Club eventon Monday November 18 that will discuss Cover Oregon and Compassion Clinics. Founding WCDB Executive Director, Liz Baxter will be speaking. The PSU and OHSU IHI Open School Chapter is hosting a free public event focused on Health Insurance Exchanges, Thursday November 21. WCDB Interim Director Amy Cooper will be participating on the panel discussion. INFO & Register: You can find more information on how to register for these events on our Events from Selected Partners page .    RSVP:

*** TUES NOV 19 at 7:00pm Central Committee Meeting 7:00pm - Central Area Caucus Where: SDCDP Headquarters, 8340 Clairemont Mesa Blvd Suite 105, San Diego, CA 92111 Central Area Business Meeting for Central Committee Members, Alternates and Associates.  For 2013, this group meets the 3rd Tuesday of odd numbered months.   Contact: Howard Wayne, Vice Chair, Central Area ([address removed]) ______________________________________________________________________



★ ★ ★ November 19, 2013 -

Election Day Polls are open 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. ★ ★ ★ 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. ★ ★ ★



***TUES NOV 19 at 6:30-9pm SECOND EVENT: A DINNER TO HONOR LIZ BAXTER'S WORK at " WE CAN DO BETTER " A dinner to honor Liz Baxter's work at We Can Do Better will be Tuesday November 19 at 6:30-9pm. If you have not yet RSVP'd, please do so here or if you are unable to come, please consider making a donation to WCDB in Liz's honor online at : . WCDB is a co-sponsor of a City Club eventon Monday November 18 that will discuss Cover Oregon and Compassion Clinics. Founding WCDB Executive Director, Liz Baxter will be speaking. The PSU and OHSU IHI Open School Chapter is hosting a free public event focused on Health Insurance Exchanges, Thursday November 21. WCDB Interim Director Amy Cooper will be participating on the panel discussion. INFO & Register: You can find more information on how to register for these events on our Events from Selected Partners page .    RSVP:


***THURSDAY NOV 21 at The PSU and OHSU IHI Open School Chapter is hosting a free public event focused on Health Insurance Exchanges, Thursday November 21. WCDB Interim Director Amy Cooper will be participating on the panel discussion.You can find more information on how to register for these events on our Events from Selected Partners page ________________________________



*** THURSDAY NOV 21 at 11:30 am.  Join us for LUNCH & A PROGRAM  " ENDING ALL FORMS OF VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN & GIRLS " On November 21st, the League of Women Voters of San Diego "kicks off" the 16 Days of Activism against Gender Violence, an annual international campaign that begins on November 25th (International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women) and ends on December 10th (Human Rights Day).     Join us for lunch and a program. Panelists will describe their work in addressing violence against women and girls: Alexandra Seldin, Senior Staff Counsel, California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (sexual harassment and sexual assault in the workplace); Attorney Gretchen Means, Prosecution Consultant for the Marine Corps (sex crimes in the military); Tyler Osterhaus, Men's Fellowship Forum, San Diego Domestic Violence Council (men's role in ending violence against women); Dr. Lee Mintz, Director of SDSU's Center for Student Rights and Responsibilities (sexual assault on university campuses). Anne Hoiberg serves as the Moderator. Where: Tom Ham's Lighthouse Restaurant, on Harbor Island. To participate, please mail a check for $25, made payable to LWVSD, to 7710 Balboa Ave. 224A, San Diego CA 92117,[masked], or register on the website at (deadline is November 18).



***FRIDAY NOVEMBER 22 at 7:00 PM Join us for this powerful performance as MICHAEL MILLIGAN brings his ONE MAN PLAY " MERCY KILLERS " “Mercy Killers” transcends party politics to bring the real cost of a fatally damaged health care system sharply into perspective. This production has been touring the U.S. to inspire discussion of healthcare reform.  This is his one and only performance in San Diego, and the play will be followed by a panel discussion with the actor and others in the healthcare community.  Presented by Campaign for a Healthy California. Seats are limited, so please reserve now, and spread the word!, MERCY KILLERS, Friday, NOVEMBER 22, 2013, 7:00 PM, Where:  First Unitarian Universalist Church, Bard Hall, 4190 Front Street, San Diego CA 92103, $10.00 donation per seat, Limited seating, reserve your tickets today., If you cannot attend please consider making a donation to sponsor others and support the work of healthcare reform., To reserve your seats contact us! Email [address removed], or [address removed] and state how many tickets you would like to reserve, or call Dawn at[masked]-0985. Mail a check payable to Campaign for a Healthy California and mail to, CNA/Mercy Killers, 3160 Camino del Rio South #305, San Diego, CA  92108, “In one spellbinding hour, Milligan manages to spotlight what is wrong with our health care system: capricious coverage, error-prone treatments, and unreasonable costs that ultimately affect us all.” Jacqueline H. Wolf, Department Chair, Department of Social Medicine, Ohio University, “Raw, emotional, and devastatingly honest. " Broadway actor Michael Milligan’s solo show gives an insight into the destructive personal impact of the American healthcare system. It makes public the private stories of thousands of Americans and shows an urgent need for change in a system failing so many. His performance is incredibly powerful and passionate, sweeping the audience up in Joe’s story; making them laugh sometimes and bringing them to the edge of tears at others.
Milligan has written a beautifully moving and thought-provoking piece . . . ”, Anita Magee, ThreeWeeks, At the centre of Michael Milligan‘s one man show is not just a searing indictment of the U.S. healthcare system but also a surprisingly tender love story. It is a combination perfectly judged to affect the audience, to break through prejudices and politics straight to the core of a very real, problem., Joe is a patriotic, conservative, hard-working small business owner. He believes that the system will take care of him as long as he plays by the rules, something he has done for his entire life. But when his wife falls ill, he learns the hard way just how damaged that system really is.  Milligan has created a noble character in Joe, a man who seems bemused by this tragedy and is still fighting to uphold his moral code. For more information about Mercy Killers, visit,, For more information at Campaign for a Healthy California, visit,, See you there!, Terry Bunting, Labor Representative -- California Nurses Association -- National Nurses United, ofc:[masked]x3601;  fax:[masked];  web:, Support the Nurses Campaign to Heal America!, This message (including any attachments) contains confidential information intended for a specific individual and purpose, and is protected by law. If you are not the intended recipient, you should delete this message. If you are not the intended recipient any disclosure, copying, or distribution of this message, or the taking of action based on it, is strictly prohibited., Terry Bunting, Labor Representative -- California Nurses Association -- National Nurses United, ofc:[masked]x3601;  fax:[masked];  web:, Support the Nurses Campaign to Heal America!

***THURSDAY NOV 21 at The PSU and OHSU IHI Open School Chapter is hosting a free public event focused on Health Insurance Exchanges, Thursday November 21. WCDB Interim Director Amy Cooper will be participating on the panel discussion.You can find more information on how to register for these events on our Events from Selected Partners page




***SATURDAY NOV 23 at 11:00 - 1:30 pm  Not My Life - Film Screening  " FILM SCREENING of the AAUW Fallbrook will present a film about Human Trafficking and Human Slavery, and a Post-Film Discussion, with local experts on human trafficking:PRESENTERS: AUTUMN BURRIS & ANNE HOIBERG WHERE: Fallbrook Library, Community Room 124, Mission Road Fallbrook, CA 92028 Light refreshments! Free! Questions: Anne at [masked] or [address removed]



*** SAT NOV 23 at 11:30AM  " SAN DIEGO COUNTY GREEN PARTY MEETING " County Green Party will be discussing next years elections and the need for a local campaign for collecting signatures for petitions for Green Party candidates running for state-wide offices (Governor, Lt. Governor, Controller, Attorney General, Secretary of State, Insurance Commissioner and Treasurer). This meeting is open to the public and visitors are welcome. Where: Joyce Beers Community Center, Hillcrest, San Diego (near the Trader Joe's)




*** THURSDAY NOV 28 @ 11:00AM until 4:00PM " ANNUAL SCOTT CARLSON THANKSGIVING  DINNER " in the Center auditorium. The event is free and open to all. There is a short program at 11 am and dinner is served from 11:30 am until 4 pm.  Where: San Diego LGBT Community Center, 3909 Centre St, San Diego, CA 92103. For more information or to make a donation please contact  Kaiden “Blue” Montana at [masked] or email: [address removed] or Mike Lochner at [masked] or email: [address removed].


***FRIDAY NOV 29 at 10:00AM   ★★★  BLACK FRIDAY WALMART PROTEST IN CHULA VISTA ★★★  November 29, 2013• 10:00 AM Walmart 2291• 75 N Broadway, CHULA VISTA, CA 91910   Come out to our event! OUR Walmart workers have been speaking out for change and we're taking to the streets on Black Friday. Don't forget that it's late this year -- Friday, November 29th. RSVP: And don't forget to invite your friends and family- the more the merrier! Just share the link on Facebook, Twitter or by email. Where: Walmart 2291• 75 N Broadway, CHULA VISTA, CA 91910 Attend a Black Friday Protest Near You!





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


***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:




*** SAT DEC 14 " COME HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS " Yes, it's almost that time again - time to join your LGBT family to celebrate the end of the year with a lot of good cheer and good food. There will be arts & crafts for the kids, the Imperial Court's Coney Island senior experience, and plenty of food, family and friends. Organizations interested in joining the fun as community partners can contact Carolina Ramos at[masked] x116 or email: [address removed] FOR DETAILS!




TUESDAY DEC 15 at 3:00 to 6:00 p.m. " FELLOW DEMOCRATS ANNUAL HOLIDAY PARTY " Coming Together for the Holidays is a time-honored tradition. "I hope you'll mark your calendar and join me and fellow Democrats at our annual holiday party on Sunday, December 15, from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m. at the Riverwalk Golf Club in Mission Valley. It will be festive and fun! As we wrap up this extraordinary year with its highs and lows, now's the time to gather together to appreciate one another, meet our local candidates and elected leaders, and cheer our growing Democratic community.    Please go to to get your ticket today. Please go to to get your ticket today. You can view a flyer for the event here. The conveniently located Riverwalk (1150 Fashion Valley Rd., San Diego 92108) offers sweeping views of the greenery along the San Diego River. Your contribution of $40 includes heavy appetizers, a mini-taco station, dessert, beverages, and a lively gathering.   All proceeds will benefit Democratic campaign activities in San Diego County in 2014, which is already shaping up to be a critically important election year.   I look forward to celebrating the season with you!   Truly, Francine Busby Chair, San Diego County Democratic Party Where: Riverwalk Golf Club in Mission Valley, 150 Fashion Valley Rd., San Diego 92108



TUESDAY DECEMBER 31 at 8:00PM PAULA POUNDSTONE'S NEW YEAR'S EVE SPECTACULAR! Poundstone's New Year's Eve Spectacular Paula Poundstone's New Year's Eve Spectacular at Balboa Theatre in San Diego! If you love to laugh then this is the place to be on New Year's Eve! Limited tickets available for the VIP dinner package with an appearance by Paula. Tickets on sale now. Get yours early and get ready to laugh! Where: Balboa Theatre, 868 4th Ave, San Diego · Phone (619)[masked]


Calendar of Events ends.***********************



★    *** ★   III. ANNOUNCEMENTS ★     ***




★ # 1.

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]


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:

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.

★ # 2. FROM VERA MOLDT: Dual attacks on national sovereignty
A. While many of us were pre-occupied with TPP, American corporations have already opened another front – TAFTA.  The Transatlantic Free Trade Area (TAFTA) or Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) is being negotiated with the EU.
The purpose would be to increase corporate profits at the expense of EU regulations that provide environmental, food and other protections for EU citizens.  A major advocate of TAFTA is Monsanto which would be able to sue EU countries for projected lost profits as a result of labeling GM foods – a current requirement in the EU.
EU corporations and their political lackeys are pushing for TAFTA while citizen groups are warning that the financial bonanza will go to the large American corporations at the expense of regulatory protections that EU citizens have come to expect.
The exposure of surveillance programs has put a damper in the negotiations, but the ultimate outcome is not that clear.  EU politicians seem reluctant to oppose American policy in spite of the concerns of their citizens.  As with TPP, the negotiations have been quite secretive.
Europeans may wake up one morning to find that they are subject to the same environmental and consumer risks as Americans. Vera



★ # 2. B Roger Hickey <[address removed]>
What is the Trans-Pacific Partnership?

If you don't know, you're not alone.

It's another gigantic, complex page deal. We don’t know what’s in it, but we know who wrote it:  Corporate lobbyists and representatives of countries that include repressive regimes with no concern for labor or environmental standards. 
This is going to be a major fight in the weeks and months to come. 

Campaign for America's Future's has been blogging about the TPP for over a year. Get informed, stay up to date and learn about opportunities for action.

★ # 2. C

Stop the TPP! Stop the TPP!

Submitted by Thom Hartmann A... on 24. October 2013 - 8:02

A coalition of public interest groups wants Congress to stop the Trans Pacific Partnership.  The groups sent a letter to several ranking members of Congress, asking them to deny President Obama's request to fast-track the T.P.P., and hold on to their Constitutional authority to oversee trade deals.  The letter is signed by 14 organizations, including the Electronic Frontier Foundation, Amnesty International, and the Free Press Action Fund.  They argue that the massive trade deal has been negotiated in “near-total secrecy,” and say that public concerns about the agreement have been marginalized.

In addition to a massive increase in free trade, which poses a serious threat to American jobs, the TPP includes several speech-restricting provision that the public has already rejected.  And, a leaked version of the trade deal indicated that corporate interests are being put ahead of public concerns.  In their letter, the coalition wrote, “Corporations cannot be the only interests represented in this agreement, since they do not advocate for policies that safeguard or even represent the interests of the public at large.”

Many public interest advocates have demanded that the Trans Pacific Partnership be completely blocked.  This latest coalition is simply asking that Congress keep negotiations transparent, and ensure Americans have access to the details of the plan.  They wrote, “The American public has a right to know the contents of the international agreements its government is crafting.”  This trade deal could have a dramatic impact on the American people, yet we're being kept in the dark about what it contains.  Thankfully, some groups are standing up for our right to know the details of the TPP.

- See more at:


★ # 3. Elizabeth Warren <[address removed]>

Subject: Why were these women filibustered?



It hasn't been even a month since the Republicans shut down the government, and they're already trying to paralyze the government again.

There are vacancies on the DC Circuit Court of Appeals, and Republicans now hold the dubious distinction of filibustering all three women that President Obama nominated to fill those vacancies.

They all have extraordinary legal resumes and have received bipartisan support from top litigators around the country. They are among the top legal minds of a generation.

So why have these women been filibustered? To keep this President from doing his job.

With your help, we made enough noise to finally give Rich Cordray an up-or-down vote to lead the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. We need the same sort of pressure for our judicial nominees.

Tell the Senate: It's the President's job to nominate highly qualified people to court vacancies. It's the Senate's job to confirm them. Give our judicial nominees an up-or-down vote.


Every day in Congress, we deal with the influence of powerful groups and their armies of lobbyists. But in our democracy, when we write laws, we can push back on their power. That's how we got a strong consumer agency to level the playing field for working families after the financial crisis.

But the story doesn't end when Congress passes a law. Powerful interests don't just give up – they shift their fight to the courts. They know if they can weaken or overturn a law in court – and rig the system with sympathetic judges in lifetime positions – they turn defeat into victory.

In the next few years, the DC Circuit will decide some of the most important cases of our time – including cases that will decide whether Wall Street Reform will have real bite or whether it will just be toothless.

Swaps dealers, the securities industry, the Business Roundtable, and the Chamber of Commerce are all lining up to challenge the new rules that agencies have written to try to put some teeth in Wall Street Reform and other laws. These big industry players want business-friendly judges to help them out.

Republicans may not like Wall Street Reform. They may not like Obamacare. But Congress passed those laws, and President Obama signed those laws. It is not up to judges to overturn those laws or their associated regulations just because they don't fit the judges' policy preferences.

We need to call out these filibusters for what they are: naked attempts to nullify the results of the last Presidential election – to force us to govern as though President Obama hadn't won the 2012 election.

Tell the Senate to give President Obama's court nominees an up-or-down vote.

We are caught in a fight over the future of our courts – a fight over whether the courts will be a neutral forum that decides every dispute fairly, or whether the courts will be stacked in favor of the wealthy and the powerful.

I'm in this fight, and I hope you are too.

Thank you for being a part of this,




★ # 4. Neighborhoods For Clean Elections Sunday, 10/6/13

Hi Everyone I hope you all had a good summer.  Fall seems close.

We have a couple of items to report on.  We reorganized our phone bank into a coordinating committee and we had a letter to the editor printed in the Union-Tribune!

Our long-term goal remains to place a clean elections citizen's initiative on the 2016 ballot and to build to build a clean election movement to ensure that we not only get our initiative on the ballot but to win the election!    Thanks to all who are continuing your financial contribution to our campaign.

We do need to build up our war chest and if you can financially contribute to our campaign, please go to our web page: and follow the directions in the middle of the page.  Thanks again for all your help.

If you have any questions or suggestions, please contact me at[masked] or [address removed] John Hartley:  Campaign Coordinator

Coordinating Committee Come join us on the third Tuesday in October, 10/15/13 at 6pm. Contact me for the address if you wish to attend.

Our job now is to build a powerful clean elections movement sufficient to enact a clean elections ballot measure for the City of San Diego in 2016. Letter to the editor We got a letter in support of clean elections printed in the Union-Tribune this past month.  Can you write a letter to the editor in response?  The U/T has a policy of printing letters in relationship to the number that are submitted so please send in a response.  It is easy with e mail and refer to the letter already printed.  Directions on writing a letter to the editor for the Union-Tribune are printed after the letter.  Thanks for your help!

Letters: Race for Mayor U/T San Diego - Saturday, September 28, 2013 The Sept. 23 U-T highlights the high number of donors who have contributed $1,000 to their favorite candidates for mayor.

These big-money donors are making these contributions for good government and not for buying access to the eventual winner.

If you believe that, I have bridge to sell to you.  San Diegans deserve better.  We deserve public financing or clean elections, where non-wealthy and non-special interest candidates have a chance to serve, and where all San Diegans have a chance to be represented. John Hartley Normal Heights

How to submit a letter to the editor of the Union/Tribune   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.

Because of the number of letters we receive, and to allow as many readers as possible to be published, it is the policy of the Union-Tribune to publish no more than one letter from the same author within 30 days. Letters may be edited, for length and clarity. It is also our policy to publish letters supporting or opposing a particular issue in a ratio reflecting the number received on each side. For example, if we receive three times the number of letters supporting Side A than Side B, we'll publish three times more letters supporting Side A. Letters submitted may be used in print or in digital form in any publication or services offered by The San Diego Union-Tribune, LLC. 

John Hartley - San Diego Clean Elections Campaign Coordinator-[masked] Realtor - Century 21 Horizon - CA BRE:[masked] Your Neighborhood Realtor!



★ # 4. Women's Museum of California, Our home in "Barracks 16" CURRENTLY ON DISPLAY IN THE MUSEUM GALLERY - March to Empowerment:     Women's Suffrage Story: 1920 - Women Trailblazers of California - Women's Hall of Fame - Museum Origins - Library and Research Archives  Docent-led Tours may be booked directly on our website. You can also Book Our Space or Book a Speaker on the website. For more information, please email us at [address removed] or call [masked] DON'T FORGET TO STOP BY OUR MUSEUM STORE Open Wed through Sunday, 12 to 4 pm For more information, please email us at [address removed] or call [masked] Featuring one of a kind items made exclusively by women: art, jewelry, clothing, accessories and greeting cards. Where : Women's Museum of California , 2730 Historic Decatur Rd, #103, San Diego, CA 92106


★ #  5. " STOP FRACKING " Civic Action launches a major new campaign "The largest grassroots movement on the environment" That's why today, we're thrilled to launch a major new campaign to support the grassroots leaders who are organizing to stop fracking and who are already building a national movement. We're calling it #FrackingFighters, and the purpose is to support grassroots leaders with resources, materials, and training to build winning campaigns to end fracking. There's really only one option—to go all in. And that's what we're doing with #FrackingFighters.  Today we're launching a major new program to defeat the fracking industry.   If you're fighting fracking in your community, will you apply to become the first MoveOn #FrackingFighter in California? Or share this opportunity with friends and family?

Apply to become the first MoveOn #FrackingFighter in California.

Donate $3 to support MoveOn #FrackingFighters.


★ # 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]
Donate link: 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 - -[masked]


★ # 8.

November 13, 2013  - Alliance for Nuclear Responsibility


Neither rain (a little), nor snow (predicted) nor a broken ankle (very real) kept the Alliance from bringing your voice to Washington, D.C.


On Tuesday, Nov 12th, the Alliance for Nuclear Responsibility met with NRC Chairman Allison Macfarlane, and Office of Investigation regarding PG&E's non-compliance with their seismic design basis. The meetings gave the NRC a local perspective on the three year (and counting) waiver to update Diablo's seismic design.


We also met with Senator Boxer and Markey's staff to call on the senate to demand and explanation for this waiver.


Sorry, no photography permitted inside the NRC headquarters, but we got to keep our badges as souvenirs!



Stay tuned for a summary of our congressional visits on Wednesday and for the announcement of a new report addressing past NRC actions on seismic noncompliance.



In Peace, Rochelle [address removed]


★ # 9. Endorsement Letter DAVID ALVAREZ

San Diego Democracy For America

November 6, 2013

I, Carol Changus, am writing to enthusiastically endorse DAVID ALVAREZ for Mayor of the City of San Diego.
For at least a decade David Alvarez has worked diligently, and in the forefront  on several important problems and issues that have faced his community, before he was even a San Diego City Councilmember.

As, a San Diego City Councilman he has been fighting for the people of San Diego, his been fighting for the hardworking men and women of our city.
My career has always been defined by my willingness to stand up to the special interests and downtown power brokers and do what’s right for all the people of San Diego.

David Alvarez will do things and tackle problems that may be difficult. He is ready to make tough decisions, have adult conversations, share responsibility, will do what’s right for our citizens, not what is popular with the politicians.
We need David Alvarez as strong voice and leader standing up for women, children, and working families, and all the constituents of the city of San Diego.

I , Carol Changus, am the chair and organizer of San Diego Democracy For America, (San Diego DFA). Our San Diego DFA Meetup membership is over 500 members,
and can be easily verified at our website site: Our San Diego National DFA membership is national
website is National DFA membership is over one million.

David Alvarez is the overwhelming choice of San Diego DFA members for Mayor of the City of San Diego.

On behalf of the San Diego Democracy for America Chapter,  I verify that David Alvarez, candidate for Mayor of the City of San Diego,
received our Unanimous San Diego DFA Endorsement on Wednesday,  November 6, 2013.

In the difficult times that San Diego County faces, it is essential to elect David Alvarez.  I urge you to join me in
this effort.

Please feel free to call me at (858)[masked], or email me at [address removed]


Carol Changus, Chair & Organizer,
San Diego Democracy For America, (San Diego DFA)
324 Belvedere Street, La Jolla, CA 92037
[address removed]


10.  Does San Diego want ALEC running the show?

Please pass this information on.  The Courage Campaign is a respected, credible progressive organization and they do their homework.  Democratic voters need to make an informed decision in the Mayoral race.

From: James Dusenberry, Courage Campaign [mailto:[address removed]] 
Sent: Wednesday, October 23,[masked]:49 AM
To: Vera Moldt
Subject: Does San Diego want ALEC running the show?


Dear Vera,

There are no two ways about it -- losing sucks.” This is the reason given by ALEC apostle and San Diego politician Nathan Fletcher, former life-long Republican turned Independent, on why he decided to switch his registration once again and become a Democrat last year. San Diego progressives know when someone really shares their values and when someone doesn’t. A true progressive is NOT someone who was a proud conservative and a vocal ALEC supporter most of their life.

San Diego, tell ALEC that its draconian laws won't fly here, like they have in states like Texas and Indiana.

Nathan Fletcher has supported ALEC for years and fellow ALEC ally Karl Rove praised Fletcher just last year, saying, "Nathan Fletcher is a trusted conservative." ALEC (American Legislative Exchange Council) is nothing more than a front group for powerful corporations and right-wing conservatives who focus on getting state legislatures to pass bills handwritten by corporate lobbyists to benefit the 1%.

ALEC prides itself on having, as they say, “unmatched,” “unique,” and “unparalleled” influence. Every year ALEC pushes more than 1,000 bills benefiting corporations and conservatives in state legislatures across the country, including the anti-union "Right-to-Work" bills, the highly controversial "Stand Your Ground" bills, and environmental bills that increase pollution, oppose recycling laws, and seek to privatize public water. They have also given out awards to people like George W. Bush, Rick Perry, the Koch Brothers, and Scott Walker.

Lend your voice and declare that ALEC's conservative corporate legislation has no place in San Diego!

Thanks for joining this fight,

James, along with Annie, Caitlin, Eddie, Jacob C., Jacob W., Kristin, Laura, Lindsay, Michael, Paul, Sarah and Scottie (the Courage team)

Paid for by Courage Campaign. 7119 Sunset Blvd., No. 195, Los Angeles, CA 90046.


★ 11.
PLEASE SIGN THIS PETITION TO STOP TTP EFFORTS TO LET CORPORATIONS CONTROL THE INTERNET! Please sign this petition to stop the TPP efforts to let corporations control the internet.


★ 12. Carol Law <[address removed]>







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