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The San Diego Democracy for America Meetup Group Message Board › Short List of Upcoming Events From October 22 to November 18, 2011

Short List of Upcoming Events From October 22 to November 18, 2011

Carol C.
Group Organizer
San Diego, CA

*** SAT OCT 8 thru THE 2012 ELECTION from 2pm-5pm. ~ Exciting news! Beginning the second Saturday in October "Saturday October 8 - thru - the 2012 Election"from 2pm-5pm, the San Diego Democratic Women's Club & the San Diego County Democratic Party Outreach Committee will host OFA's Phonebanks! Some refreshments will be served, but do feel free to bring food or drink to share. Bring your cell phones and chargers and we'll supply the rest. SDDWC Member ISAM HERNDON, OFA Regional Director for Districts 51, 52, 53 will coordinate the monthly phonebanks. Can't make it Oct. 8th? No problem, come by the 2nd Saturday of any month from 2pm-5pm and join the fun and outreach! WHERE: 4537 Alamo Drive, SD 92105


***SAT OCT 22 at 10:00AM The San Diego Democratic Women's Club will consider Endorsements of Club members running for elected or appointed office during our regularly scheduled meeting, 10am. Where: 3795 Fairmount Avenue, San Diego, CA 92115. Candidates must be a member at least 60 days or a returning member for consideration.

***SAT OCT 22 from 2:00PM to 4:00PM " CONVERSATION with DENISE MORENO DUCHENY " Denise Moreno Ducheny will be speaking with The Democratic Professional Club regarding her campaign for the US Congress, the state budget situation, redistricting and immigration issues.
Please RSVP email or ask questions by phone. Where: Kris White Residence, 4088 First Avenue, San Diego, CA 92103 between Lewis and Washington Streets. Parking available on First Avenue. Contact: Roger (858) 270-8511 Email:

***SAT OCT 22, 2011, 6–10 pm "The LGB&T Center's 38th Anniversary GALA" The Center's anniversary gala brings together hundreds of our closest friends at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront, for a delightful evening of dinner & dancing in support of our vital programs & services at the Premier LGBT event of the year! 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! Tables Are Now Sold Out, But ~ Individual Tickets Can Be Purchased online at http://www.thecenters...­ Where: Hilton San Diego Bayfront, 1 Park Boulevard San Diego, CA 92101

***SUN OCT 23 at 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM The Democratic Club of Greater Irvine & The National Women's Political Caucus (NWPC) presents a " Special Reception with BETTY YEE " Member of the State Board of Equalization & Candidate for California State Controller 2014. Betty will speak on Our Budget, Our Taxes & Potential Solutions. To RSVP or for additional information, please email or call (415) 692-3556. Write Checks to Betty Yee for Controller, 2014, 381 Bush Street, Suite 300. San Francisco, CA 94104

City Hall Opening Suffragists on the road lobby for the vote! NOON AT CITY HALL Join City Leaders at noon in the Lobby of City Hall as we dedicate the new CALIFORNIA CENTENNIAL SUFFRAGE EXHIBIT to the memory of San Diego Suffragists who helped to pass the California Voters' Rights Amendment on October 10th, 1911. San Diego Suffragists played a major role in making this happen. Come learn who they were and what they did to reach their goal. A dramatic reading of the event will be included. Refreshments will be served. INFO: Women's Museum at 619 233-7963 or by email at

*** MON OCT 24 from 6:30–8:30 p.m. *JOIN JUAN GONZALEZ, & JOSEPH TORRES ",
will be discussing & signing their new book "News for All the People: The Epic Story of Race and the American Media" how our book puts race at the center of the story of American media. Juan González, is an award-winning journalist and co-host of Democracy Now! Joseph Torres, is the Free senior adviser for government and external affairs. Their new book begins from revolutionary pamphleteers to websites, our media have reflected America's racial divisions throughout the centuries. Communities of color have confronted prejudice in establishment media by creating a vibrant alternative press all their own. This event is a Benefit for KNSJ Radio/Activist San Diego. Where: San Diego First Church of the Brethren, the San Diego Friends Center, 3850 Westgate Place, San Diego, CA I hope to see you there! Joe Torres," email: info: http://activistsandie...­

***MON OCTOBER 24 thru NOVEMBER 4, 2011 EXHIBIT commemorating the "100th ANNIVERSARY of WOMEN'S SUFFRAGE in CALIFORNIA", located in the San Diego City Hall Lobby. Sponsored by the Women's Museum of California, Where: LOBBY in SAN DIEGO CITY HALL, 202 C St, San Diego, CA 92101 Get Directions at For more information: 619.233.7963.

***Monday, October 24, 7:30 pm, k.d. lang at downtown's Balboa Theatre! (Okay, it is not political event but k.d. lang is one of my favorite singer)

***WED OCT 26 at 11:30AM " Women's Vote in California: Looking Backward and Forward!" The program for the luncheon centers on a celebration of the 100th anniversary of women's suffrage in California with a dramatic reading about San Diego suffragists who campaigned in 1895 and 1911, followed by A Conversation between Professor DOREEN MATTINGLY & ANNE HOIBERG A about women's legislation and progress since 1911. Lunch begins at 11:30 at Tom Ham's, with the program starting at 12:10. $23. Where: Tom Ham's Lighthouse, 2150 Harbor Island Drive, SD 92101 For more information: 619.223.8074.

*** THUR OCT 27, 2011 5:30PM Reception | 6:30PM Dinner and Program CPI presents " THE CENTER ON POLICY INITIATIVES 2011 ANNUAL GALA" *** STATE SENATOR JON ERPENBACH*** WISCONSIN CHAMPION of COLLECTIVE BARGAINING RIGHTS *** is our Special guest speaker. Honoring Visionary Leadership: * CARLOS & LINDA LE GERRETTE * Cesar Chavez Service Clubs Community Advocacy *Sierra Club San Diego Chapter * Worker Organizing Federal Transportation Security Officers of San Diego * Hotel Workers at Westin San Diego * Gaslamp Taxi Drivers with United Taxi Workers of San Diego * SoCal Electric & *IBEW Local 569 Workers Quality Iron & Ironworkers Local 229 * Information: Judy Zambrana at 619.584.5744 ext. 21 or Where: Holiday Inn on the Bay, 1355 North Harbor Drive San Diego, CA 92101 ~ "SAVE THE DATE" ~ For sponsorship opportunities, please contact Quynh Nguyen at or 619.584.5744 ext. 26. Mark your calendar...we look forward to seeing you there!

*** THUR OCT 27 ay 6PM, "HARVEST HOWL BENEFIT for YOUTH HOUSING" Don't miss the 6th Annual "Harvest Howl for Youth Housing" hosted by MARYAH (The Metro Area Real Estate Professionals for Young Adult Housing). Enjoy food from over a dozen restaurants, a hosted bar for the first hour, live entertainment and a fantastic silent auction. Tickets start at only $40 and all proceeds will benefit The Center's Youth Housing Project. Find out more at Where: At Top Of The Park at Park Manor Suites, 525 Spruce St. SD CA 92103

***FRI OCT 28 at 9AM-12PM " SANDAG Regional Transportation Plan Committee VOTE TO APPROVE e the $217 Billion Plan Meeting" We want to be there to tell them their work is not yet done. We need your help with, the Regional Transportation Plan. As you may recall, getting a plan that complies with state emissions requirements was our first demand – because transportation produces a whopping 46% of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in San Diego County. That's where you come in. We want to fill the room with San Diego County residents to say "You must comply with California's climate change regulations and you must act in the best interest of your constituents". We'll have talking points available shortly. SANDAG (the group of SD County Mayors & Supervisors that controls the $ and the plan), has ignored most comments and requests from environmentalists, transportation experts and most recently the Attorney General's office calling on them to revise the plan to comply with the GHG reduction requirements required by the state. We have three main goals: 1) we want to make sure that when SANDAG flouts California's GHG standards and goals that we call them out on it (we can get press attention if we have a good # of people there); 2) we want to support the attorney general's efforts to bring the RTP for San Diego County into compliance; 3) we want to ratchet up the debate for future updates of the plan. WHERE: SANDAG's offices by City Hall (SANDAG Board Room 401 B Street, 7th Floor). Please put it on your calendar and let us know if you can be there Contact Masada Disenhouse : 619-335-1265 or email: – we need to know how many signs to make).

***SAT OCT 29 at 7-10PM ~ Nightmare on Normal Street ~ HILLCREST's HALLOWEEN BLOCK PARTY On Normal Street at University Avenue ~ The OUTRAGEOUS NICOLE RETURNS AS EMCEE for the fabulous costume contest – don't miss it! Costume contest registration is limited to the first 66 entries and will close promptly at 8:30 pm. The grand prize will be $1000! Tickets are only $12.50 online (includes $5 in drink tickets), $10 at the door (with no drink tickets) or $50 for VIP (includes reserved seating and free drinks – limited availability, available online only). Buy Tickets online at http://events.thecent...­ Come join us for the biggest Halloween party in Hillcrest and support The Center! This is a 21+ event with adult content. ID is required. Where: On Normal Street at University Avenue

***SAT OCT 29 at 6pm-10pm " CENTENNIAL SUFFRAGE BALL at Balboa Park " THE 1911 THEME takes us back to an era in which most American women were not allowed to vote at all. Participants are encouraged to dress in historic clothing, popular food from the times will be served for dinner, music, dances and games will all reflect American life during the first decade of the 20th century along with The Sue Palmer Orchestra TICKETS: $50 to $90 Purchase tickets online or call the Women's Museum at 619 233-7963 or by email at
WHERE: BALBOA PARK CLUB BALLROOM, 2150 Pan American Road West, San Diego, 92010 - The Balboa Park Club is located in the South Palisades area of Balboa Park, just north of the Puppet Theatre. Enjoy drink's dinner, and dancing to celebrate 100 years of women's rights.


*** TUES NOV 1 at at 6:00PM - 8:00PM "DIA DEL LOS MUERTOS CANDLELIGHT VIGIL" Hold a Candle for CIVIL RIGHTS in Escondido! We gather peacefully and reflectively to mourn the loss of civil rights in our city: *Freedom of Movement (Stop checkpoints and impounds.) *Freedom of Association (Stop breaking up our families.) *Freedom of Speech ( Stop harassing checkpoint Protestors) * Freedom of Privacy (Stop E-verify.) *Freedom of Discrimination (stop anti-immigration policies.)Candles will be provided for all participants. Facebook event: @ACLU of San Diego and Imperial Counties WHERE: GRAPE DAY PARK in ESCONDIDO, (E. Pennsylvania @ Broadway) Contact: (619) 339-9005

***WED NOV 2 at at 7-9PM "SAN DIEGO DFA & SD PDA Metro MEETUP" We are lucky to have BOTH co-authors, UCSD's DR. STEVE ERIE & UCSD's VLADIMIR KOGAN "Paradise Plundered: Fiscal Crisis and Governance Failures in San Diego" as our speakers. Where: Giovanni's Restaurant's Meeting Room, 9353 Clairemont Mesa Blvd., San Diego, CA 92123. ( At the corner of Clairemont Mesa Blvd. & Ruffin RD.) Info: Carol at or Mike Copass at Website:

*** SUN NOV 4 from 8AM to 4PM " CARLSBAD FAIRE " "Please visit DEMCCO's CARLSBAD FAIRE BOOTH" As always, we need volunteers; you don't need to be a member. This has been a successful DEMCCO enterprise for a number of years now and a desirable presence in this Republican bastion as we go into the full campaign flurry. The Faire is on the first Sunday in May and November. Volunteering for just a couple of hours is invigorating and very worth while. And you can shop for Christmas gifts at the other booths. If you can help, contact MENNY SHUSHAN, 760-630-3571, Where: FAIRE is Just NORTH of MADISON, Carlsbad, CA

*** SAT NOV 5 at 10:00AM - 11:30AM " NEW PRECINCT LEADER TRAINING" Volunteers with our Grassroots Organizing Team connect with voters in their communities, building better turnout with a personal touch. By walking and talking with voters, we average a 14% increase in Democratic voter turnout in our GO Team covered precincts. We'll provide training, support, and all the materials you'll need to talk to fellow Democrats or to provide data support. We have to work harder than ever this election to get our message through and mobilize our voters ... so we hope to have your help. We'll go out together to do canvassing after the training. Where: San Diego County Democratic Party Headquarters, 8340 Clairemont Mesa Blvd, Ste 105 Contact: (858) 277-3367 Email: Website:

*** SAT NOV 5 at 10:00AM City Club of San Diego proudly presents *** SAN DIEGO MAYOR DICK MURPHY *** Mayor Murphy's traces his life in government service. This is a 10 am Coffee & Croissant Reception & Program at La Jolla Country Day School. The charge to members and Country Day parents is $10; all others pay $20. Reservations are by calling 619-687-3580; event details, Where: La Jolla Country Day, 9490 Genesee Avenue, La Jolla, 92037

***SAT NOV 5 at 12:00 Noon to 3:00PM SDCDP "GO TEAM ~ DAY OF ACTION " Save the date for this day of action. More details about locations and activities to come soon! Where: Various Locations (stay tuned). Contact: (858) 277-3367 Email:

*** WED NOV 9 at 5:30 to 7:15 PM "THE FINANCIAL CRISIS: WHAT IS THE ROLE OF GOVERNMENT IN REGULATING WALL STREET " We are in the greatest financial crisis since the Depression. In 2009 President Obama created a commission to look into its causes. The result was the report of the Financial Crisit Inquiry Commission. COME HEAR ~ the Former Executive Director of the Commission, *TOM GREENE, plus Corporate Fraud Expert, *FRANK PARTNOY and former SEC Lawyer, *GARY AGUIRRE expose the causes and how government should regulate Wall Street. Free! WHERE: San Diego Bar Association, 1333 Seventh Avenue, San Diego 92101 Contact: (619) 384-1278 Email: Website:

**WED NOV 9 at 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM "San Diego Democrats for Equality invite you to join other young progressive professionals for an evening of engaging political discussion and mingling! One Year Out: Election Countdown for Equality - a fundraiser sponsored by San Diego Democrats for ESan Diego Democrats for Equality (formerly - and for the last 36 years - the San Diego Democratic Club) recently came out! The name change was instituted to better reflect the broad swath of equality the organization is in its fifth decade fighting for. As a pioneer of LGBT human rights and political awareness in the San Diego region. This $10/person fundraising event will help San Diego Democrats for Equality raise awareness of LGBT human rights issues and help register and inform voters as we head into the 2012 election cycle.**NOW is the time to ACT; NOW is the time to MIX and MINGLE. Please vote with your feet and join us on Wednesday, November 9th at the Where: W Hotel, Access Lounge, 421 West B Street, San Diego, CA 92101) Price: $10.00 / Person Contact: (619) 252-9668 Email: Website:­e=SanDiegoDC&page=11

***THUR NOV 10th at VIP Reception 5:00 p.m. " VICTORY 2012" Reception ~ ASSEMBLYWOMAN TONI ATKINS IS HOSTING *** GAVIN NEWSOM *** IN SAN DIEGO! " I 'm sure you'll agree that Gavin Newsom's election as Lieutenant Governor was one of the bright spots for California Democrats last year. From his early support for marriage equality to his track record on green technology and jobs, he has established a national profile as one of our Party's rising stars. Gavin will be in San Diego on Thursday, November 10, to raise funds for our 2012 Democratic Get-Out-The-Vote program. I was proud to sign on as a Co-Chair of this event, and I invite you to attend and show your support with a contribution of $75 or more. You can read more details and RSVP here: This intimate evening reception with the Lieutenant Governor will be held at a home in Mission Hills. Every dollar we raise will help keep San Diego County in the Democratic column in next year's crucial elections. You can download and print an invitation for the event here. I hope you'll join me in welcoming Gavin Newsom to San Diego! Truly, Toni $75.00 or more ~ General Reception 5:30-7:00 p.m See Below:

*** THUR NOV 10 at : 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM "SAN DIEGO VICTORY 2012 " ~ Reception GAVIN NEWSOM *** Join California's NEW LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR GAVIN NEWSOM for his first political event in San Diego since his election. Proceeds will support the County Democratic Party's voter turnout programs in 2012. Hors d'oeuvres and beverages will be served. Cost: $75.00 and up Where: Private Home in Mission Hills, San Diego (92103) Contact: (858) 277-3367 Email: Website:

***SAT NOV 12 at 10AM City Club of San Diego proudly presents *** Dr. Steven P. Erie - Professor of Political Science & Adjunct Professor of History, UCSD Author of "Paradise Plundered: Fiscal Crisis and Governance Failures in San Diego"
10 AM Coffee & Croissant Reception & Program. City Club Professor Erie wiil be speaking about "Paradise Plundered" And his active involvement in public policy debates on issues of infrastructure, trade, economic development, governance and public finance. He helped write San Diego`s new "strong mayor" form of government; served on the governor`s infrastructure commission; and advises public officials, business and community leaders in Southern California on the policy challenges facing the region. Members and La Jolla Country Day School Parents: $10, non-members, $20. Phone Reservations: 619-687-3580 Where: Community Hall - La Jolla Country Day School, 9409 Regents Road, La Jolla. 92037 Info: http://www.cityclubof...­

***MON NOV 14 at 7-8:45PM "Mesa Democratic Club Meeting (in Clairemont)" *CONGRESSMAN ***BOB FILNER***,
Our Candidate for MAYOR of SAN DIEGO will be our speaker. Where: SDCDP Headquarters, 8340 Clairemont Mesa Blvd. Ste 105, SD 92111 Contact: (858) 361-1735 Email: Website: We are pleased to invite you to join us this month. This month's speaker is Congressman Bob Filner who is the SDCDP endorsed candidate for Mayor of the City of San Diego.

***MON NOV 14 PROTEST ~ HUGE RALLY ~ FOR ECONOMIC & SOCIAL JUSTICE ***VISTA ***Join Us at the office of Representative Darrell Issa ***Where: Office of Rep. Darrell Issa, 1800 Thibodo Road #310, Vista, CA 92081 ***BRING A FRIEND & HOMEMADE SIGNS!*** MORE DETAILS TO COME.

***MON NOV 14 (Doors Open at 6:30PM) EVENT starts at 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM * Revelle Forum Speaker is * Stanford Law School PROFESSOR RICHARD THOMPSON FORD * HIS TOPIC: Is the blowback from America's legislative approach to ending racism actually fostering more racism? In his bombshell expose, " The Race Card ",
Richard Thompson Ford, Professor at Stanford Law School and widely acknowledged as one of the most insightful writers on race relations and legal issues in America today, showed the effect of civil rights laws on real and perceived racist acts. Now he offers a new, provocative critique of those important laws in Rights Gone Wrong: How Law Corrupts the Struggle for Equality, showing how they often fail us. Ford argues that equal rights laws are effective in addressing overt racism, but do little to address pressing social problems such as segregation and employment disparity. Ford's analysis is entertaining, humorous, unapologetic, and likely to draw praise and ire from both ends of the political spectrum. Doors open at 6:30 Note: Advance registration advised. Refer to section ID 085684 when registering. Where: UCSD, Neurosciences Institute, 10640 John Jay Hopkins Dr., La Jolla. Price: $25.00 / Person Contact: (858) 534-3400 Email: Website:

*** WED NOV 16 at 10:15- 12:00PM "Register New Citizens ~ Downtown San Diego"
Volunteers are needed to register new citizens! Please RSVP if you will be able to volunteer. Training and supplies will be provided, so alll you need to do is to show up. Hope to see you there! Where: Golden Hall, 3rd Ave. & B St. Contact: (858) 277-3367 Email:

***FRI NOV 18 at 8:00AM - 12:00PM "Register New Citizens ~ CHULA VISTA"
Volunteers are needed to register new citizens! Please RSVP if you will be able to volunteer. Training and supplies will be provided, so alll you need to do is to show up. Hope to see you there! Contact MICHELLE KRUG at 619-917-9343 Thank you for your support. Where: USCIS, Field Office, 1261 Third Ave., CHULA VISTA, CA 91911

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