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The San Diego Democracy for America Meetup Group Message Board › ★ ★ ★ II. CALENDAR OF EVENTS - ALL LISTINGS ★ ★ ★ III. ANNOUNCEMENTS


Carol C.
Group Organizer
San Diego, CA

★ ★ ★   MARCH -  2014 ★ ★ ★

***WED MARCH 19 at 10:15AM - 12:15PM REGISTER NEW VOTERS - NATURALIZATION CEREMONY - DOWNTOWN SAN DIEGO! Greetings,  Volunteers are needed to register voters at the Naturalization Ceremony downtown. Please RSVP if you will be able to attend. We'll bring the supplies and train new volunteers. All you need to do is show up. Thank you for your continued support.  Greg. Greg Bolian Naturalization Ceremony - Downtown Wednesday, March 19 10:15am - 12:15pm Where: 3rd Ave and B Street, In Plaza near Civic Theatre Parking: in Horton Plaza is now free again with validation. It is just two blocks from the Civic Center Plaza. Additionally, the C Street trolley stops adjacent to the Plaza. Otherwise the area has meters and pay parking lots.

THUR MARCH 20 at 7:30 AM VOW - VOICES OF WOMEN  Celebrates INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY - BREAKFAST at IPJ. On March 20, VOW will celebrate International Women's Day at the Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice at USD. Please let us know if you would like to attend.  Also, In May, we plan to stage a Peace Writers' Panel, featuring women who have worked alongside the Women Peacemakers and recorded their stories.  It will be a behind-the-scenes look at the Peacemakers and their lives. Where: University of San Diego, Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice, 5998 Alcalá Park  San Diego, CA 92110

***FRIDAY  MARCH 21 from 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM (PDT) " Restoring Respect - 3rd Annual Conference on Restoring Civility to Civic Dialogue " Friday, March 21, 2014 from 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM (PDT) San Diego, CA You're going! Please Join us for Restoring Respect's 3rd Annual Conference on Restoring Civility to Civic Dialogue: Creating a Culture of Civility  The last Presidential campaign season was one of the nastiest, least civil in modern times (and we thought it couldn't get worse than 2008!). Recent San Diego Mayoral politic have only offered more of the same. Are we stuck with a permanent politics of incivility or is there something we, the people, can do it about it? Join our dialogue as we discuss concrete ways we, the people of San Diego, can create a local culture of civic civility.  About Restoring Respect:  Restoring Respect is community initiative promoting greater civility in San Diego civic dialogue. The initiative is supported by a consortium of San Diego area academic institutions and community groups including the Catfish Club of San Diego, the San Diego Community College District and the University of San Diego.Where: University of San Diego, Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice, 5998 Alcalá Park  San Diego, CA 92110

***FRIDAY MARCH 21 from 7:00PM to 9:00PM ★ CHICANA LESBIANS ★ THE GIRLS OUR MOTHERS STILL WARN US ABOUT " Where: Women's Museum of California 2730 Historic Decatur Road, SUITE 104 Barracks 16 SAN DIEGO, CA 92106 Greetings! TICKETS STILL AVAILABLE for CHICANA LESBIANS: THE GIRLS OUR MOTHERS STILL WARN US ABOUT.   Join us, Friday, March 21st, as we examine queer Chicana life and literature with readings, book signings, and a book fair.   Two accomplished Chicana lesbian novelists, CARLA TRUJILLO and FELICIA LUNA LEMUS, come together in an inter-generational dialogue that highlights Chicana lesbian's contributions to arts and literature. ADMISSION: $10 Register HERE! Thank you for supporting our organizations. We look forward to seeing you at the Museum.   Sincerely, Tina Clarke WOMEN'S MUSEUM OF CALIFORNIA 619-233-7963

***SATURDAY MARCH 22 rom 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM ★ She's History-The Most Dangerous Women in America!" ★ Where Women's Museum of California 2730 Historic Decatur Rd #104 San Diego, CA 92106 Just in time for WOMEN'S HISTORY MONTH, we are proud and delighted to bring AMY SIMON, writer and performer, to present her one woman show about the "real" important women who MAKE and MADE history; real women she brings to life in this provocative and humorous portrayal.  From Abigail Adams to Hillary Clinton to Malala Yousafzai with a dash of Kim Kardashian and Miley Cyrus thrown in for good measure. A hilarious and eye-opening performance interspersed with snippits of unknown history that entertains and delights audiences of all ages. Don't miss it.... and bring your daughters...and sons!   Seating is limited. Click on the link below to reserve your seat. Get more information Register Now! Go to:­
★ ★ ★  I can't make it THERE IS ALSO A SUNDAY PERFORMANCE MARCH 23  AT 3PM  CLICK HERE:http://events.r20.con...­ to purchase Sunday tickets.   A hilarious performance for all ages.  Reserved seats: $18      Sincerely, Ashley Gardner Women's Museum of California 619-233-7963

***SATURDAY MARCH 22 starts at 11:30am- 1:30pm The San Diego County Green Party will hold it's next monthly meeting on March 22th . Where:  Joyce Beers Center at 11:30 AM. We will be discussing our plans for a booth at the upcoming EarthFair in Balboa Park. This meeting is open to the public and visitors are welcome.  Volunteer Coordinator Webmaster Where: Joyce Beers Community Center, Hillcrest, San Diego (near the Trader Joe's)

*** SATURDAY MARCH 22  from 10:AM to 4:00PM Join us at The Center for OUR ANNUAL WOMAN'S FEST "! This year's theme is " BREAKING BARRIERS - BRAKING FREE! " Women’s Fest is a day-long festival full of workshops, entertainment and resources for ALL women. The goal of this free festival is to empower women to cultivate new skills, celebrate creativity, build a stronger community and gain access to essential resources. Women’sFest strives to create a space where ALL women can come together and engage in heart-to-heart conversations about our needs and desires for ourselves and our communities and where strategies for social change can emerge. For more information, contact Sheena Whitaker at or 619.692.2077 x212. Where: THE CENTER, Centre Street - Hillcrest 3909 Centre Street San Diego, CA 92103

*** SAT MARCH 22 AT 9AM TO 3PM " TIJUANA MAQULQDORA TOUR " Come to learn about Tijuana communities and workers' conditions and struggles! Important Notice: · Citizens returning from Mexico should present an U.S. passport. (Otherwise, they need an official ID, birth certificate, and waiting in line when returning to the U.S. for a period of time to be decided by the border gate officer.)
More information: the U.S. State Dept. 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- Metales y Derivados: maquiladoras, distorted urban development and wild industrialization in 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:   · 3:00 pm- Return to the bus station Registration   ·      $30 regular, $20 students, $ 50 solidarity · Registration covers the bus, lunch, and a donation to the workers' organizations. · For tour registration go here: Sponsored by Colectivo Ollin Calli Tijuana, San Diego Maquiladora Workers' Solidarity Network and the Coalition for Justice in the Maquiladoras   -- Posted By San Diego Chicanao to Maquiladoras: Explotación y Resistencia at 2/17/2014 02:20:00 PM To Pro and Com

*** MONDAY MARCH 24 at  9:30am " CITY OF SAN DIEGO FIRST HEARING on EARNED SICK DAYS  & MINIMUM WAGE! I writing to invite you to  attend the first City of San Diego hearing on Earned Sick days and Minimum Wage! Do you believe that people have the right to earned sick days? Do you believe that the minimum wage is too low for San Diego? If so, come be a part of history as the Earned Sick Days and Minimum Wage Workplace standards measure is introduced at the Economic Development and Intergovernmental Relations (EDIR) committee! Feel free to invite folks (fliers in English and Spanish attached) and on Facebook: https://www.facebook....­ Let’s pack the Council Chambers, it is time to make history and show our council members that San Diego is ready for Earned Sick Days/Minimum wage! DETAILS: When: Monday March 24th, 9:30 am WHERE: outside city council chambers, City Hall, 202 C street, 12th floor Please feel free to call or e-mail Norma Rodriguez at,or 619-584-5744 ext. 62 if you have any questions!   See you on Monday!   Thank you, Normita   Norma Rodriguez, Lead Organizer Center on Policy Initiatives Cell: 619-957-3557 Office: 619-584-5744 ext. 62 | Connect with CPI on Facebook or Twitter @onlineCPI


***FRIDAY MARCH 28th at 5:00PM - 8:00PM " The 13th ANNUAL SAN DIEGO WOMEN'S HALL OF FAME CEREMONY & DINNER. " Five San Diego Women will be honored for their contributions to others and the community. DIANNE LEE (Dee) AKER - TRAILBLAZER Journalist, educator, peacemaker, DEE AKER brings a lifetime of .  LORRAINE BOYCE - EMPOWERING WOMEN, Ms. Boyce's life exemplifies the value and satisfaction gained from fostering the advancement of other women. RACHAEL ORTIZ - ACTIVIST Not all activists inspire entire communities, but Barrio Logan makes that claim for Rachel Ortiz. She worked with United Farm Workers and immigrants in San Francisco. DEBORAH SZEKELY - BRIDGE BUILDER energetically builds strong, healthy bodies as  well as bridges.   SONIA LOPEZ Cultural Guardian / Historian, works to preserve the biographies of women much like herself-Chicanas awakened to the richness of their cultural heritage who share that bounty with others.    These women were nominated by the public in recognition of their life's work and will be recognized in a compelling ceremony at the McMillin Event Center on March 28, 2014, 5 - 8 pm. REGISTER:­ . Contact: Women's Hall of Fame Co-hosts & Committee Women's Hall of Fame Committee (619)233-7963 Website: http://www.womenshall...­ Where: McMillin Event Center, 2875 Dewey Road, Building 177, NTC at Liberty Station.


*** FRIDAY MARCH 28 at 6:30PM Are you free next Friday? You're invited to join us at Bites and Flights to support Congressman Scott Peters. We'll be gathering Friday, March 28th at Mosaic Wine Bar to help reelect Scott.  This is our last event before Scott's end of quarter deadline. RSVP to Allison at or 858-848-7513 0r visit : Scottpeters,com/March28 to RSVP Online.  Donation: $25.00 * w/Friend: $50.00 * Sponsor: $100.00 etc.   And join Scott next Friday.   Look forward to seeing you there!  Mike Mendoza Finance Director, Scott Peters for Congress Where: MOSAIC WINE BAR, 3422 30th St., San Diego, CA 92104

***  MARCH 31 at 7:00-8:30PM IN SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA " Three Years After Fukushima: Lessons Learned or Not Learned and The Future of Diablo Canyon " DAVE LOCHBAUM, Director, Nuclear Power Safety Project, Union of Concerned Scientists Co-author of new book, " Fukushima: The Story of a Nuclear Disaster" Monday, March 31, 7pm-8:30pm Where: Steynberg Gallery 1531 Monterey St. San Luis Obispo, CA Sponsored by the Alliance for Nuclear Responsibility ( (Free Admission - Copies of the book will be available for purchase) The nuclear disaster at Fukushima continues to unfold nearly three years after  that fateful day, March 11, 2011. The lives and livelihoods of tens of thousands of Japanese have been irreparably harmed with devastating human, economic and environmental consequences. Here in the United States, what lessons have we heeded from this disaster? What are U.S. regulators doing to better protect the hundreds of millions of Americans who live near one of the nation's 100 operating nuclear reactors, including the Diablo Canyon plant? What are some of the known risks at the Diablo Canyon and what is being done to address them? Even if retrofits are possible, can these costs be justified to PG&E's ratepayers? Fukushima: The Story of a Nuclear Disaster. For more event information, contact A4NR's David Weisman at In Peace,  Rochelle Becker

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***WED APRIL 2 at 7PM " SAN DIEGO DFA & PDA MEETUP " Speakers: JUDGE BOB LONGSTRETH & several other JUDGES RUNNING FOR RE-ELECTION! Much More: CAROL KIM, Candidate, City Council District #6 ! Announcements & Info. email: *Where: Giovanni's restaurant's meeting room,  9353 Clairemont Mesa Blvd., San Diego, CA 92123. FREE EVENT! ALL ARE WELCOME! Website:­

**** WEDNESDAY APRIL 2  - THRU - SUNDAY APRIL 6 In PALM SPRINGS Join HRC at the DINAH!!! Join HRC at The Club Skirtz Dinah Shore Weekend in Palm Springs! Wednesday, April 2 - Sunday, April 6 Palm Springs, CA    We are happy to announce that for the second year in a row, HRC has been named the official charity partner of the original The Club Skirtz Dinah Shore Weekend in sunny Palm Springs, California! This year, all attendees at the Dinah are eligible for a complimentary annual HRC membership or membership renewal! Please be sure to stop by the HRC table throughout the weekend! The Dinah is considered the largest lesbian event in the world, and consists of pool parties, celebrity appearances, a charity poker tournament, a film festival, and plenty more. The Dinah takes place the first weekend of April in venues across Palm Springs.  The Human Rights Campaign is the nation’s largest LGBT civil rights organization working across the country for full equality at work, at home, at play, in healthcare, and in marriage. See you at pride!  For more information, or to reserve your spot at the Dinah, visit  Tell a friend! Email: ________________________________________­________________________________________­__

*** SATURDAY APRIL 5 at 6:00PM " RENDEZVOUS IN BLUE "  KEYNOTE SPEAKER: ★ ★ ★ INSURANCE COMMISSIONER DAVE JONES ★ ★ ★ !!!, a prominent advocate for the rights of consumers and all Californians, will be the keynote speaker at the San Diego County Democratic Party's Roosevelt Dinner. Jones will join other Democratic superstars at "Rendezvous in Blue" at 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 5, at the spectacular Hilton San Diego Bayfront downtown. Reserve your place today! Go to: https://secure.actblu...­ The event's Honorary Chair is Assemblymember Toni Atkins, who will soon become the first-ever San Diegan to serve as Speaker of the California Assembly. San Diego City Council President Todd Gloria, who in recent months won wide acclaim stabilizing city government as Interim Mayor, will be recognized as Legislator of the Year.   And on the heels of a hard-fought and historic mayoral race that electrified Democrats around the state, San Diego City Councilmember David Alvarez will receive a special Champion of Progress Award. Awards will be presented to several other honorees at the gala, where some 700 Democratic supporters, volunteers, elected officials, candidates, and other leaders will be in attendance.   This event will sell out! We urge you to purchase your tickets now at You'll enjoy an uplifting program, a silent auction filled with items to take home, and a delicious meal at San Diego's premier harborfront hotel. What's more, your contribution will support the County Party's work to elect Democrats to office this year. Please join us! For more information, please call (858) 277-3367 or email: Where: San Diego Hilton Bayfront , One Park Blvd., San Diego, CA 92101

*** TUES APRIL 8 at 12:00PM NOON The City Club of San Diego Proudly Presents: The Honorable ALAN BERSIN  - Assistant Secretary of International Affairs and Chief Diplomatic Officer, Department of Homeland Security Speaking on: “North America & Cross Border Economies” Where: Community Room - La Jolla Country Day School
$25 for Members & Country Day parents, $30 for non-members

RSVP: 619-235-4041, or­

To Register Click Here : http://www.cityclubof...­

*** FRIDAY APRIL 11, 2014  &   SATURDAY APRIL 12, 2014 " HILLARY CLINTON WILL BE THE GUEST SPEAKER!  DUH'S! WEST COAST MOVIE & MUSIC TOUR EVENT " DUH - aka - DRIVE for Universal Healthcare. FIRST,  the HEALTHCARE MOVIE with PRODUCERS present &  DOCTORS & NURSES to answer question.  There will an emphasis on Canada's Healthcare System with Canadian dispelling the lies & myths about thier system.  SECOND, there will be MUSIC before & after the event with LAURIE SIMONS & TERRY STERRENBERG & BOB WICKLINE ". BOB WICKLINE will sing songs like  " DESTRUCTION BY OBSTRUCTION " &  "WAKE -UP AMERICA. WHERE: UCSD PRICE CENTER THE EVENT IS FREE! WEBSITE:­ Phone: 619-421-0985 ask for DAWN. Email:­ Please, We need you to help us make the DUH tour a Big Success in San Diego. So, Please help us get the word out & please come two dates on your calendar.  And, plan to come with as many friends as you can. It may be on Ballot Initiative in CA

*** SAT APRIL 12 at 10:45AM Meeting:11:00AM San Diego NORML Meeting Come network and volunteer with San Diego NORML on the second Saturday of each month for our regular general meetings. Please arrive around 10:45 am so we can begin promptly at 11 am.   Look for the NORML banner in front of the World Famous restaurant. The meeting will go forward in the event of bad weather and we will meet inside the restaurant. Otherwise, we are on the sand.   Bring a friend and join us in the work to help legalize marijuana. All are welcome. Join us! Where On the Pacific Beach boardwalk in front of World Famous restaurant, 711 Pacific Beach Drive, San Diego 92109
*** SAT APRIL 12 at  9:30am - 6pm Audubon California and National Audubon Policy Office Invite You to Participate in an Audubon Energy Workshop  "We Can Do More for Birds and Wildlife" California is the epicenter of energy development with the most planned renewable energy and the recently discovered oil and natural gas resources of the Monterey Shale.  How do we advocate effectively to avoid, minimize or mitigate the impacts of energy development on birds and habitat?  Join us for this day-long workshop in  Southern California, April 12 as we strategize on how Audubon chapter leaders and activists can be effective voices for birds in energy siting.  Please register below. Lunch will be provided and limited travel reimbursement is available to make sure you can attend.   Los Angeles Area When: Saturday, April 12 from 9:30am - 6pm Where: Audubon Center at Debs Park  4700 North Griffin Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90031
*Get Please register for these workshops here: http://www.audubonact...­
***Agenda at a Glance: Climate and Energy in the NAS Strategic Plan Renewable Energy Siting in CaliforniaThe Monterey Shale and oil and gas exploration challenges Using GIS mapping to analyze projects and plan strategies Developing local strategies on policies and projects Chapter case histories: Lessons learned and successes Next Steps for the Audubon network in California More info: Audubon

*** THURSDAY APRIL 24 " Dining Out for Life® San Diego " Looking for awesome restaurants, bars and businesses? See the list of participating locations for Dining Out for Life® 2014!  Thursday, April 24 On the last Thursday in April each year, thousands of San Diegans Dine Out to Fight AIDS.  Dining Out for Life® is an international fundraising event involving the generous participation of restaurants throughout the country. Restaurants and bars across San Diego pledge to donate 25-100% of that day’s food and liquor sales to benefit HIV/AIDS services and prevention programs at The Center. Visit us at­ or find us on Facebook! ____________________________________­____

*** THURSDAY APRIL 24, 2014    Please join us for 6th Annual 'WE CAN DO BETTER ' ...   WCDB Conference our conference this year – "Beyond Health Care: Community, Action, Health, and Equity "- IN PORTLAND, OR We are excited to announce our Keynote Speaker is REGINA HOLLIDAY. Regina Holliday is an activist, artist, speaker and author. You may see her at our conference painting the content she hears from the patient view. She is part the movement known as participatory medicine.She and others in this movement believe that the patient is a partner with their provider and both should work together as a team. Regina,is also an e-patient. She utilizes the tools of technology and social media to better understand the patient condition and the landscape of medicine. » Our 6th Annual WCDB Conference – will be held on at the Ambridge Event Center in Northeast Portland. We are excited to announce our keynote speaker – REGINA HOLLIDAY.  Regina Holliday is an activist, artist, speaker and author. You may see her at our conference painting the content she hears from the patient view. She is part the movement known as participatory medicine. . This year's conference will help us define the “next” goal, pushing the envelope to encompass the breadth of policies that impact our health. The conference will be interactive, engaging and will leave you with ideas of how we can do better. Last year our conference was filled to capacity, so please register early and take advantage of our early bird rate of $95.  Please join us for our conference this year – Beyond Health Care: Community, Action, Health, and Equity – will be held at Where: Ambridge Event Center, 1333 NE MLK BLVD., PORTLAND, Oregon 97232 in Northeast Portland. REGISTER TODAY at­ Please note: our registration system will only allow one person to be registered at a time. You can register additional people by visiting this form again. Early-bird registration ends March 24th. After that registration will be $125. Registration fee * Early-bird Registration - $ 95.00!  email:­

*** FRIDAY APRIL 25  at 6:30PM  JACOBS PRESENTS " MICHELLE CONTRANE featuring SHEA WALSH BENEFIT & DINNER Where:  JACOBS CENTER for Neighborhood Innovation, CELEBRATION HALL,  404 Euclid Ave, San Diego, California 92114 • •

*** THURSDAY APRIL 29  at 7:30PM " Film Screening in L.A. " AS MAD AS HELL " CENK URYER will be attending the first two screenings on April 29th (world premiere) and on April 30th. Mad as Hell is a perfect example of the changing media landscape and our desire for different voices. We see how Cenk and his loyal team, with their uncensored brand of journalism, navigate the traditional world of news while at the forefront of a burgeoning new media. The world premiere will be on April 29th, the 2nd screening on the 30th, and a 3rd on May 2nd. Tickets and info are available here: http://boxoffice.hotd...­ FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook....­ Where: TIFF Bell Lightbox 2 Tue, Apr 29 7:30 PM

*** FRIDAY APRIL 30 at  3:15pm "
Film Screening in L.A. " AS MAD AS HELL " CENK URYER will be attending the first two screenings on April 29th (world premiere) and on April 30th. Mad as Hell is a perfect example of the changing media landscape and our desire for different voices. We see how Cenk and his loyal team, with their uncensored brand of journalism, navigate the traditional world of news while at the forefront of a burgeoning new media. The world premiere will be on April 29th, the 2nd screening on the 30th, and a 3rd on May 2nd. Tickets and info are available here: http://boxoffice.hotd...­ FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook....­ Where: Hart House Theatre Wed, Apr 30 3:15 PM



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*** FRIDAY MAY 2 Film Screening in L.A. " AS MAD AS HELL "Mad as Hell is a perfect example of the changing media landscape and our desire for different voices. We see how Cenk and his loyal team, with their uncensored brand of journalism, navigate the traditional world of news while at the forefront of a burgeoning new media.Tickets and info are available here:  http://boxoffice.hotd...­
*** FRIDAY APRIL 30 at  3:15pm Film Screening in L.A. " AS MAD AS HELL " FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook....­ Mad as Hell is a perfect example of the changing media landscape and our desire for different voices.We see how Cenk and his loyal team, with their uncensored brand of journalism, navigate the traditional world of news while at the forefront of a burgeoning new media. Where: Check Ticket info site.
Tickets and info are available here:  http://boxoffice.hotd...­


*** WED MAY 7th at 7:00PM " SAN DIEGO DFA & PDA MEETUP " Speakers: TBA Much More: TBA email: *Where: Giovanni's restaurant's meeting room,  9353 Clairemont Mesa Blvd., San Diego, CA 92123. FREE EVENT! ALL ARE WELCOME! Website:



*** THURSDAY MAY 22 Harvey Milk Diversity Breakfast The Harvey Milk Diversity Breakfast is designed to bring together more than 1,000 diverse San Diegans – business, labor, Democrats, Republicans, all communities, all ages, all San Diegans who support equality and justice – to celebrate the memory of this influential civil rights activist.  The 2013 Harvey Milk Diversity Breakfast will be held on Thursday, May 22, 2014, at the Where:  Hilton San Diego Bayfront Hotel. Proceeds benefit the social services programs of the San Diego LGBT Community Center. Visit the website at­ or find us on Facebook!


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***WED JUNE 4 at 7:00PM " SAN DIEGO DFA & PDA MEETUP " Speakers: TBA Topics: TBA email: *Where: Giovanni's restaurant's meeting room,  9353 Clairemont Mesa Blvd., San Diego, CA 92123. FREE EVENT! ALL ARE WELCOME! Website:


Where:  JACOBS CENTER for Neighborhood Innovation, CELEBRATION HALL,  404 Euclid Ave, San Diego, California 92114 • •

*** SATURDAY JUNE 28  from from 6 pm to 10 pm " HAPPY BIRTHDAY FRIDA "  (Pachanga de Frida) " Saturday, June 28 Each year we celebrate the birthday of Frida Kahlo, commemorating the legendary life of one of the most influential Mexican painters of the mid-twentieth century while enjoying live music multiple art exhibits by local Latin@ artists and vendors, a Frida look-a-like contest, great food and Tequila! Proceeds from this event benefit Latin@ Services at The Center. Find out more and purchase tickets online! Go to:­ Pachanga de Frida 2013: Art! Vida! Y Tequila!
San Diego LGBT Community Center REGISTER: http://www.thecenters...­

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★ ★ ★   #1. JUDICIAL ELECTIONS From: JUDGE BOB LONGSTRETH :Subject: Judicial Elections 2014 All of the challenged incumbent judges are considerably more qualified and experienced than their challengers, and I have endorsed them all.  Subject: Judicial Elections 2014
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From: Fred Lonidier Date: March 18, 2014
Subject: The Draft and the Vietnam Generation
Hey Fred,  It's on!  I've just launched the Kickstarter campaign to support my documentary, The Draft and the Vietnam Generation.­ I would love your help spreading the word.
Many thanks your help and for allowing me to use your fabulous photos! Beth Sanders  .

★ ★ ★ # 3 From: Suzie Ditmars
* 15 core issues the country must face
* Please check out the website : www.popular­Look at Core Issues on this website.
*All 15 of these items were brought to the La Jolla Dem Club Executive Board at our last meeting.
* All items were read and it was an unanimous vote to present all of the items to the CADEM meeting in LA next month to be part of resolutions/platform.
*They will be presented first at the  Club meeting on February 16 and voted on to proceed by the general membership.
* Please take the time to read them all so you all know what is going on.

★ ★ ★   #4-A. FRom: Patricia Gracian

Subject: Help fill Faulconer's seat on San Diego City Council DISTRICT #2!
Dear friend,  Here's a great environmental activist lawyer looking to fill Faulconer's District 2 City Council seat until December. His voice would be an asset for those of us wishing to protect the San Diego area clean water, clean land, clean oceans, clean air, safe food!
Check the provided District 2 boundaries and if this aligns with your area, your values and your dreams for San Diego, sign his nomination petition.  Please forward to others who may help him in this endeavor.  Thanks for all you do! - Pat  -----
Forwarded Message -----
From: Bryan Pease
Subject: Help fill the open seat on San Diego City Council!
★ ★ ★   #4-B . New Candidate: SARAH BOOT for CITY COUNCIL District #2
*Sarah Boot
*Website: http://www.sarahboot4...­

Womens Groups Support my campaign!
Dear Friends:

I am so pleased to be able to announce today, during Women's History Month, that I have earned the endorsement of a number of well respected womens organizations.  Planned Parenthood Action Fund, EMILY’s list, Women’s Campaign Fund, Run Women Run, National Womens Political Caucus and the California National Organization For Women have all endorsed my campaign for San Diego City Council.
I’m running for San Diego City Council because I’m passionate about public service.
*As an attorney, I left private practice to become a federal prosecutor and I loved my work because every day I helped to keep our community safe.
You can read the entire press release here.
*If you'd like to support my campaign to represent San Diegan women and families on the San Diego City Council, please consider joining us tomorrow night for our ReBoot 2014 event or making an online contribution to my campaign.

Thank you, Sarah

Sarah Boot For City Council 2014, P.O. Box 7710, San Diego, CA 92167 Sarah Boot for City Council 2014 PO Box 7710 San Diego CA 92167


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San Diego Democracy For America

March 6, 2014

I, Carol Changus, am writing to enthusiastically endorse Derek Cressman for CA Secretary of State.

Derek Cressman has worked diligently since 1995 on researching problems facing our American Democracy and promoting solutions and citizen engagement. As a national reform leader at Common Cause, he crafted ballot measures passed by over 3 out of 4 voters in Los Angeles and San Francisco calling for Congress to reverse Citizens United and ban corporate campaign spending. He has been the tough watchdog California voters need to stand up to special interests, expose SuperPACs and protect the integrity of our elections.

Derek is running for Secretary of State to make sure your vote counts and your voice is heard. The voices of the people should not be drowned out by corporations or billionaires.
When secretive, out-of-state groups funneled $11 million into California’s 2012 elections, Derek blew the whistle and got record fines for two front groups in the Koch Brothers big money political network.
He said "We’ve got to get corporate money out of politics".

Mr. Cressman, a longtime California activist, helped lay the groundwork for the growing movement to amend the Constitution to overturn the Supreme Court's Citizens United decision.He has the management experience, as well as, the specific knowledge needed for the job of California Secretary of State .

I , Carol Changus, am the chair and organizer of San Diego Democracy For America, (San Diego DFA). Our San Diego DFA Meetup membership is 515 plus members,and that can be easily verified at our website site:­ .
Our San Diego National DFA membership is national
website is ­http://www.democracyf...­.

National DFA membership is over one million.

Derek Cressman is the overwhelming choice of San Diego DFA members. On behalf of the San Diego Democracy for America Chapter, I verify that Derek Cressman received our unanimous San Diego DFA Endorsement on Wednesday,  March 7, 2014.
In the difficult times for California it is essential to elect Derek Cressman, the most knowledge candidate .  I urge you to join me in
this effort.

Please feel free to call me at (858) 459-7044, or email me at­

Carol Changus, Chair & Organizer,
San Diego Democracy For America, (San Diego DFA)
7862 Camino Aguila, San Diego, CA 92122­
(858) 459-7044

★ ★ ★ # 6. The Derek Cressman presentation, including the Q&A, from last week's DFA/PDA meeting is available at:­

Our DFA Chapter endorsed Mr. Cressman, and in spite of there being a popular Democratic  candidate running, the California Democratic Party (CDP) voted for no endorsement at last weekend's convention.  This means that the voters will decide in the June Primary who runs for Secretary of State with CDP support.

Mike Thaller
Landline: 619-470-6828
Cell: 619-962-9670


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