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The San Diego Democracy for America Meetup Group Message Board › ★ ★ ★ I. CALENDAR OF EVENTS ★ ★ ★ II. ANNOUNCEMENTS

★ ★ ★ I. CALENDAR OF EVENTS ★ ★ ★ II. ANNOUNCEMENTS

Carol C.
cchangus
Group Organizer
San Diego, CA
★ ★ ★ I.   CALENDAR OF EVENTS ★ ★ ★



----------------------- ★ ★ ★ JULY 2014 ★ ★ ★ -----------------------------------



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***  SAT JULY 12 at 9:30-10:30AM ' East Area Caucus Meeting ' Where: Coco's Restaurant, 1025 Fletcher Parkway, El Cajon, 92020. The next East County Democratic Caucus Meeting is will be in the middle room at Coco's Restaurant, 1025 Fletcher Parkway, El Cajon, 92020, 0930-1030.  Social breakfast, if you would like to order, starts at 9:00.    Contact: eastvc@sddemocrats.org


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*** MONDAY JULY 14 at 6:30-8:330PM '  TIM NADER CAMPAIGN KICKOFF: Re-elect Tim Nader ' Where: Mangia Italiano, Third Avenue, Chula Vista, CA.   Join Tim Nader for his official campaign kickoff for re-election to the Southwestern Community College Board.  Please join any time from 6:30 to 8:30 at Mangia Italiano in downtown Chula Vista, 248 Third Ave.    Campaigns are expensive - signs, literature, mail and incidental materials are expected to cost about $25,000 total.  We are requesting a $35 contribution to attend this event (delicious Italian food included), but if you can contribute more, we can use your help.  We will need volunteers too - e-mail us and let us know if you'd like to help walk a precinct, host a neighborhood coffee, or put up signs.   Please RSVP to naderforcollegeboard@cox.net, or on Facebook.  Contributions may be brought to the event, or mailed to Tim Nader for SWC Board, P.O. Box 540, Chula Vista, CA  91912.  Contributions are limited to $1,000 per person, individuals only (no corporate or PAC checks).
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*** TUESDAY JULY 15 at   7pm - 9pm ' CENTRAL COMMITTEE MEETING ' ALL MEMBERS of the Central Committee are expected to attend this meeting; if you are not able to attend, please make sure your designated alternate is attending.  Our Central Committee is the governing body of the County Democratic Party as defined in the California Government Code and Elections Code. It is comprised of local Democrats elected by voters in each Assembly District, as well as partisan-level Democratic elected officials and nominees.   This group conducts the County Party's general business, approves its budget, coordinates Democratic campaign activity, and endorses candidates for local offices. Where: IBEW Union Hall, located at 4545 Viewridge St., San Diego, 92123
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*** TUESDAY JULY 15 at 6:45 pm - SD350 Monthly Meeting.   Where: At Bethel University Seminary, 6116 Arosa Street, San Diego 92115 (College Area) SanDiego350.org


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*** WEDNESDAY JULY 16 at 6:00PM - 8:00PM  'Campaign Training - Realities of Running " Where: San Diego County Democratic Party, Clairemont Mesa Boulevard, San Diego, CA, 92111  A short overview to help you plan your campaign.
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*** WEDNESDAY JULY 16 at 6:00PM - 7:30PM '  RECEPTION for CAROL KIM w/ TODD GLORIA '  Where: Cuvier Club Ballroom, Eads Avenue, La Jolla, CA, United States (map) Description Minimum Contribution: $150 Host Contribution: $550  Contributions Payable to Carol Kim for City Council 2014  P.O. Box 261855, San Diego, CA 92126 Or donate online at: www.carolkimd6.com/donate  To RSVP or for more information contact Kelli or Sydnie at (619) 239-1721 or rsvp@kmstrategies.net

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***  THURSDAY JULY 17 at 3:00PM to 5:00PM '  CITIZENS MEETING w/ Ray LUTZ " STOP THE UNFAIR SAN ONOFRE SETTLEMENT !  Where; Mission Valley Library, Fenton Parkway, San Diego, CA, United States (map) Description ALL WELOME to CITIZENS MEETING w/ Ray LUTZ " STOP THE UNFAIR SAN ONOFRE SETTLEMENT! " If there are no “Citizens” present, sweetheart deals will occur! Ray Lutz [mailto:raylutz@citizensoversight.org]   1. Link to the presentation and project page: http://www.copswiki.o...­  2. To make comments to the CPUC, this is a good idea that your group helped to bring to the surface. I suggest that you send an email directly to the CPUC at this address: public.advisor@cpuc.ca.gov I suggest that you express that the commission should deny approval of the San Onofre settlement, complete the investigation, and reach a new settlement with all parties involved.  http://www.copswiki.o...­
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***  *** THURSDAY JULY 17 from 5:00PM - 8:00PM '   Candidate; LAN JEFFERSON  ~ VOTE4LAN ~ CAMPAIGN KICKOFF  See everyone next Thursday, Candidate Lan Jefferson  --  Vote4Lan Lan Elizabeth Jefferson, San Diego Community College District Board Candidate  619.892.VOTE lan.e.jefferson@gmail.com Follow: Facebook.com/Vote4Lan Tweet: Twitter.com/Vote4Lan  Donate: vote4lan.eventbrite.com Putting the "C" Back into Community College!     WHERE: CHIQUITA'S MEXICAN RESTAURANT, 4110 HOME AVENUE, SD 92105
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*** PRIDE EVENTS & MARCH & PARADE*** FRIDAY JULY 18, 2014  thru SUNDAY JULY 20, 2014   ★ ★ ★  " PRIDE FESTIVAL " ★ ★ ★      Where: Balboa Park, San Diego, CA



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*** FRIDAY JULY 18 - SEVERAL Pride Events:
*** Friday, July 18, 1 pm, Expressions of Pride At Expressions of Pride, you'll find the works of LGBT poets, writers, visual artists, and the history that informs art by LGBT people of color. Hosted at Diversionary Theatre Building (4545 Park Boulevard, San Diego, CA 92116), the free exhibition will feature a literary festival, curated by the Multicultural LGBT Literary Foundation, with hundreds of titles by LGBT writers from classics to new favorites. Authors will be on hand for book signings and artist Manuel A. Acevedo, whose work explores gay Latino masculinity, will be showing his original artwork and prints. Lambda Archives of San Diego will display a special historical exhibit from its Fiction Book Collection. Visit the exhibit to learn more about the works that inspired today’s authors. For more info visit sdliteraryfoundation.org/events or email info@sdliteraryfoundation.org.
*** Friday, July 18, 6 pm, Rob Benzon Foundation Pride Launch Fundraiser The mission of the Rob Benzon Foundation is to provide unexpected help and hope to individuals in the San Diego community who are suffering from a personal catastrophic event. Join them on Friday, July 18, 6–10 pm at the historic Burnham house on the edge of Balboa Park. To purchase tickets, learn how previous donations have assisted others and for more information about the Rob Benzon Foundation, visit www.robbenzon.org.
*** Friday, July 18, 6 pm, Trans March & Pride Rally with Laverne Cox Join the Trans community for the first ever Trans March. Meet at Balboa Drive and 6th Avenue from 12 noon on for fun and games, food and community building, then march over to the Pride rally to hear the amazing Laverne Cox as the keynote speaker at the Pride Rally on Friday July 18 at 6 pm. The rally will be held at University and Normal St. All are welcome and admission is free. A block party will be held immediately following. For more information, contact Connor Maddocks at trans@thecentersd.org.


***Equality Voters at Pride Are you interested in going to both days of the Pride Festival for FREE? Simply volunteer with The Center’s Equality Votes before the Pride parade on July 19 to help with a non-partisan voter pledge and registration effort. All volunteers will receive an Equality Votes t-shirt to wear and a 2-day pass to the Pride Festival! All volunteers need to attend a one 1-hour training at The Center either on Tuesday, July 15 or Thursday July 17 at 6 pm, but they do not need to have been through The Center's regular volunteer orientation process. RSVP to Rebekah Hook at 619.692.2077 x 103 or rhook@thecentersd.org.





*** SATURDAY JULY 19, 2014  thru SUNDAY JULY 20, 2014   ★ ★ ★  " PRIDE FESTIVAL " ★ ★ ★      Where: Balboa Park, San Diego, CA



***Saturday/Sunday, July 19/20, Family Matters Children's Garden at Pride Join us at the Children's Garden for games, crafts, music, prizes, snacks and family restrooms, all in an enclosed family space. This year NASA will be joining our Children’s Garden with the NASA Agility Astro Course and arts & crafts. Enjoy Karaoke, snow cones, nachos, popcorn, fresh fruit, juices and FUN! You'll need to buy tickets to get into the Pride festival, but entrance to the Children's Garden is no additional charge. For more information, contact us at 619.692.2077 x121 or families@thecentersd.org


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*** SATURDAY JULY 19 at 2:00PM  ' SD350 Monthly Planning Meeting ' Planning meeting for San Diego People's Climate March Our first meeting to plan a San Diego event in conjunction with the giant march in NYC Sept 21.  In Clairemont- Info / RSVP  go to: SanDiego350.org



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***MONDAY JULY 21 at 7PM "SAN DIEGO ACTIVIST Meeting " To Focus on Voter integrity . Announcement: We are forming a KNSJ Community Advisory Board   1)  Clean Elections Campaign with John Hartley 2)  Overturn Citizens United! Stop corporate money buying politicians with SD Women Occupy 3)  Move to Amend "A Corporation is Not a Person! Money is Not Free Speech!"   1)  Clean Elections Campaign 2) Citizens United opened the floodgates for special interest groups to spend virtually unlimited, undisclosed amounts of money in American elections. Koch brothers and corp. groups are pouring tens of millions into campaigns to buy elections & influence.  3)  Move to Amend co-sponsors of Senate Joint Resolution 19 to ask them to support language that overturns corporate constitutional rights, rather than merely granting government authority over campaign spending. Call the offices of Senators to demand Money is Not Free Speech.  ActivistSanDiego.org
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*** SUNDAY JULY 20 at 2PM - 4PM  '  La Jolla Dem Club Meeting ' For more information, visit /www.lajollademocrats.org  Where: Community Room, AMC Theaters La Jolla 12; 8657 Villa La Jolla Drive, 92037
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*** WED JULY 23  at  10:15am - 12:15pm  " VOLUNTEERS NEEDED at the NATURALIZATION CEREMONY at SD DOWNTOWN " Please RSVP if you will be able to attend email   sdvoter@gmail.com. We'll bring the supplies and train new volunteers. All you need to do is to show up!  Where: PLAZA CENTER THEATRE , 2ND AVE & " B " STREET, SD 92101 Parking is free with validation.  It is just 1 block from the Civic Center Plaza. Additionally, the "C" Street trolley stops adjacent to the Plaza. Future Date for this event is on WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 27, 2014
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*** WED JULY 23 at 5:30 - 7:00PM ' COCKTAIL RECEPTION for MARY SALAS ' to support Councilmember Mary Salas in her campaign for Mayor of Chula Vista.  Suggested Minimum Contribution ~ $100 Maximum Contribution ~ $310 *Please make contributions payable to Mary Salas for Chula Vista Mayor 2014, and mail to P.O. Box 7972, Chula Vista, CA 91912  To RSVP or for more information call (619) 239-1721 or RSVP@kmstrategies.net  When Wed Jul 23, 2014 5:30pm – 7pm Pacific Time Where Mangia Italiano, Third Avenue, Chula Vista, CA,
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*** WED JULY 23 at 5:30 - 6:30 pm ' TONI ATKINS COMMUNITY OUTREACH EVENT '  An opportunity for you to meet with me and my staff and obtain information on state services and events in your community. Please join us!  My office is ready to assist you with the following:  Where: North Park Library, 3795 31st SD, CA 92104 *** Toni G. Atkins Speaker of the Assembly 78th Assembly District
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*** THURSDAY JULY 24 at 7PM - 9PM 'DEMS for EQUALITY CLUB MEETING ' Contact: president@democratsforequality.org Website: http://democratsforeq...­ Where: Joyce Beers Community Center, 1220 Cleveland Ave., San Diego 92103


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*** THURSDAY JULY 24 at 6PM - 8PM - SD350 EVENT: ' FRACKING MOVIE/ Discussion with CALVIN TILMAN / Meeting.'  WHERE: La Jolla Village Sq. Community Room, 8657 Villa La Jolla Dr, La Jolla 92037  - Info / RSVP  go to: SanDiego350.org
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***  Saturday,  July 26,  6 pm, Red Hot: Post PRIDE Paradise, Bust out your dancing shoes and join the Women's Resource Center for our Red Hot ladies night at The Center on Saturday,  July 26 from 6-9 pm.  DJ Laura Jane will be in the house,  spinning all your favorite hits. Enjoy dancing,  mingling and snacks for only $5 per person. Tickets are available at the door. A no-host bar will be available,  complete with drink specials all night. Women 21+ are welcome - ID must be shown at the door. For more information,  contact Sheena Whitaker at 619.692.2077 x212,  or women@thecentersd.org.


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***SATURDAY JULY 26 at 10:00 am - coffee & croissant reception & program - THE  CITY CLUB OF SAN DIEGO presents  "  TONI ATKINS, the Speaker of the California State Assembly, the Honorable Toni Atkins, will be our special guest.   Speaker Atkins will speak on: "The State of Our State: A Speaker's Perspective."   This will be a 10 am coffee & croissant reception & program in the Community Room of La Jolla Country Day School, 9490 Genesee Avenue, La Jolla (near UTC, not in the village).   The cost to members and LJCDS parents; $10. Non-members pay $20. Details on the event are on the website, www.cityclubofsandiego.com.  RSVP to cityclubsd@gmail.com, or call 619-235-4041 (leave a message).  While, as noted above, we've had a break, the event with Speaker Atkins is our eighth of the year.   Cheers,   George Mitrovich


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*** SUNDAY  JULY 27 at 3:00pm to 6:00PM ' BIG BLUE BBQ ' The Big Blue BBQ will feature a barbecue lunch, beverages, activities for kids, raffles, and entertainment. Admission is $30 per individual, $50 per family (up to four persons), and $10 for each additional family member. RSVP: http://www.sddemocrat...­   Where: Felicita Park, Escondido, CA
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*** TUESDAY JULY 29 at 6:00 - 7:30PM  ' VOICE OF SAN DIEGO.ORG ' presents " LET'S TALK CHULA VISTA "   Where: South Chula Vista Library. 389 Orange Avenue, Chula Vista Register now - go to - https://www.eventbrit...­ this year, Voice of San Diego launched a news literacy program in Chula Vista to help residents in underserved neighborhoods learn more about how to use digital media to connect with their community.  Participants brought up dozens of community issues over the course of the workshop, including graffiti, gangs and street infrastructure. On Tuesday, July 29, they'll have a chance to discuss these concerns, and more, with Chula Vista Mayor Cheryl Cox and City Manager Gary Halbert.  Please join Voice of San Diego CEO Scott Lewis, assisted by a team of VOSD news literacy citizen journalists, for "Let's Talk Chula Vista" a special conversation about the future of the South Bay. The event is free. Light refreshments will be served starting at 6:00 p.m. The discussion will begin at 6:30 pm. Voice of San Diego
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***MON JULY 28 at 11 am - 12:30 pm 'TONI ATKINS COMMUNITY OUTREACH EVENT '  An opportunity for you to meet with me and my staff and obtain information on state services and events in your community. Please join us!  My office is ready to assist you with the following:Where: N. University City Library, 8820 Judicial Drive, SD, CA 92122 *** Toni G. Atkins, Speaker of the Assembly, 78th Assembly District.
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*** MONDAY JULY 28 at 7:00PM - 9:00PM  ' CENTRAL AREA CAUCUS - Central Committee Regular, Alternate, and Associate Members are all eligible to vote and encouraged to attend their area meetings.  Contact: HOWARD WAYNE, Vice Chair, South Area (centralvc@sddemocrats.org) Where: San Diego County Democratic Party, Clairemont Mesa Boulevard, San Diego, CA, 92111

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*** THERE IS NO SAN DIEGO DFA & PDA MEETUP IN AUGUST ***
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*** SUNDAY AUGUST 3 at 2:00pm - 4:00PM ' GO TEAM COORDINATORS ICE CREAM SOCIAL '
All interested GO Team members and prospective members are welcome to join our GO Team Coordinators Meeting on Sunday, August 3, at 2:00 p.m. WHERE: in Kearny Mesa at 3855 Ruffin Road. We'll be reviewing the results of the primary and preparing for the fall elections and our September Kickoff Meetings. It will be a mix of presentation, brainstorming, and socializing in the company of fellow Democrats. Ice cream will be provided! Space is limited, so please RSVP here: https://docs.google.c...­


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***   MON AUG 4 at 5:30pm - 7:00PM ' Pacific Beach Club Meeting ' Contact: pbdemsinfo@gmail.com Website: http://pbdemocrats.wo...­  Where: Tony Roma's, Mission Boulevard, San Diego, CA   92019
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*** MON AUG 4 at  6:30PM to 8;30PM   '  SOUTH AREA CAUCUS MEETING ' - Central Committee Regular, Alternate, and Associate Members are all eligible to vote and encouraged to attend their area meetings.  Contact: JESSICA HAYNES, Vice Chair, South Area (southvc@sddemocrats.org)   Where: Mangia Italiano, 248 3rd Ave, Chula Vista
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***  SAT AUG 9 at 9:30AM - 10:30AM  East Area Caucus Meeting The next East County Democratic Caucus Meeting is will be in the middle room at Coco's Restaurant, 1025 Fletcher Parkway, El Cajon, 92020, 0930-1030.  Social breakfast, if you would like to order, starts at 9:00.   Contact: eastvc@sddemocrats.org Where: Coco's Restaurant, 1025 Fletcher Parkway, El Cajon, 92020


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*** SATURDAY AUGUST 16 at 9:00AM  -  6:00PM  Climate Change Workshop  Learn. Organize. Act. Build a social movement for climate justice. Ages 15-35.
Pt. Loma. Info / application -
- Info / RSVP  go to: SanDiego350.org



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*** MONDAY AUG 25 at 10:00AM - 11:00AM ' REGISTER NEW CITIZENS in CHULA VISTA ' VOLUNTEERS NEEDED at the NATURALIZATION CEREMONY  " Please RSVP if you will be able to          attend email   sdvoter@gmail.com. We'll bring the supplies and train new volunteers. All you need to do is to show up! Where: Chula Vista   Email sdvoter@gmail.com for more information
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*** WEDNESDAY AUGUST 27 at 10:00AM - 12:00PM " REGISTER NEW CITIZENS in DOWNTOWN SAN DIEGO - VOLUNTEERS NEEDED at the NATURALIZATION CEREMONY at SD DOWNTOWN " Please RSVP if you will be able to attend email : sdvoter@gmail.com. We'll bring the supplies and train new volunteers. All you need to do is to show up!  Where: PLAZA CENTER THEATRE , 2ND AVE & " B " STREET, SD 92101 Parking is free with validation.  It is just 1 block from the Civic Center Plaza. Additionally, the "C" Street trolley stops adjacent to the Plaza.  Email sdvoter@gmail.com for more information



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*** WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 3 at 7PM - 9PM   ' San Diego DFA & PDA MEETUP '  Speakers to be Announced.  WHERE: GIOVANNI'S PIZZA RESTAURANT MEETING ROOM, 9353 CLAIREMONT MESA BLVD, SAN DIEGO, 92123 (CORNER OF CLAIREMONT MESA BLVD * & RUFFIN ROAD )

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*** SAT & SUN  SEPT 26-28 In recognition of 25 years of AIDS Walk, The San Diego LGBT Community Center has announced a special slate of events. The silver anniversary weekend will take place September 26-28. AIDS Walk & Run will take place on Saturday, September 27, with additional community events throughout the weekend.  DETAIL INFORMATION IS UNDER ANNOUNCEMENTS  SECTION BELOW...







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★ ★ ★ MONDAY OCTOBER 20 2014  ★ ★ ★ DEADLINE TO REGISTER FOR NOVEMBER GENERAL ELECTION  ★ ★ ★   Where: San Diego County Registrar-Voter, Ruffin Court, San Diego, CA 92123 ★ ★ ★
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***  TUESDAY OCTOBER 21 at 7PM - 9PM ' CENTRAL COMMITTEE MEETING ' Where: IBEW Union Hall, located at 4545 Viewridge St., San Diego, 92123 ALL MEMBERS All of the Central Committee are expected to attend this meeting; if you are not able to attend, please make sure your designated alternate is attending.   Our Central Committee is the governing body of the County Democratic Party as defined in the California Government Code and Elections Code. It is comprised of local Democrats elected by voters in each Assembly District, as well as partisan-level Democratic elected officials and nominees.   This group conducts the County Party's general business, approves its budget, coordinates Democratic campaign activity, and endorses candidates for local offices.


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*** SATURDAY OCT 25 at 7:00 to 10:00PM  " Nightmare on Normal Street " Where: Follow the crowd down to Normal & Harvey Milk Street for the original community fundraiser for The Center - Nightmare On Normal Street! Join your ever-entertaining emcee The Outrageous Nicole and DJ John Joseph for an evening of fun and frightfulness, 7-10 pm, Saturday, Oct. 25. Practice your runway walk with the San Diego Club Kids & The ToyBox Dolls at 7 pm and don't forget to register for the costume contest and a chance at the $1000 prize! Contest registration closes at 8:15 pm. General Admission is $10. VIP tickets (available online only) are $50 and include complimentary drinks. 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. Find out more and buy your tickets online at events.thecentersd.org/nightmare.









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★ ★ ★ TUESDAY NOVEMBER 4, 2014 ★ ★ ★ GENERAL ELECTION ★ ★ ★




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#1.From: Carol Changus

Subject: Even Lincoln was did some awful political favors! This one of the worst one that cost Thousands of Lives!!!

I thought you might like this : http://video.kpbs.org/video/2365281276/­
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#2.

Tell the City Council: Time to Raise the Minimum Wage

On Monday, the San Diego Council will cast a vote that could greatly improve the lives of thousands of families in our region and stimulate growth in our local economy.

They will formally hear Council President Todd Gloria's proposal to raise the minimum wage and provide access to five earned sick days for working people in San Diego. This reasonable proposal resulted from meaningful input from diverse stakeholders, including organized labor and business.
Even working full-time at the current minimum wage, it's impossible to live in San Diego without public or private assistance (mostly at taxpayer expense). Yet special interests and their lobbyists are pushing to block this important measure. That's why the City Council needs to hear from you!

Please call the councilmembers (numbers below), click here to send a letter, and/or attend the City Council meeting on Monday, July 14, at 6:00 p.m. (RSVP here.)

The hearing will be on the 12th floor of City Hall at 202 C St., San Diego 92101. Three-hour free parking with validation is available at Horton Plaza, and street parking is free after 6:00 p.m.

When you call the council offices, please use the following "patch-through" phone numbers instead of their main numbers so we can track our progress:

Councilmember Sherri Lightner, District 1: 619-320-6458
Councilmember Ed Harris, District 2: 619-320-6422
Council President Todd Gloria, District 3: 619-320-6401
Councilmember Myrtle Cole, District 4: 619-320-6437
Councilmember Mark Kersey, District 5: 619-320-6003
Councilmember Lorie Zapf, District 6: 619-320-6531
Councilmember Scott Sherman, District 7: 619-320-6606
Councilmember David Alvarez, District 8: 619-320-4954
Councilmember Marti Emerald, District 9: 619-320-6615

Facts About San Diego's Minimum Wage Increase Proposal: · Expands access to earned sick days to over 285,000 San Diegans
· Increases the wages of some 170,000 San Diegans
· Raises the annual earnings of impacted workers an average of approximately $2,800
· Puts about $580 million into the pockets of San Diego’s lowest-income working families, who will turn around and spend most of that money at local stores and businesses.
8340 Clairemont Mesa Blvd., Suite 105, San Diego, CA 92111sddemocrats.org   |   (858) 277-3367

# 3. Go, Team, Go!

This year’s 25th Annual AIDS Walk & Run San Diego will take place on Saturday, Sept. 27 – and teams are already forming, so start planning now!

“Teams are a vital part of the fun and the fundraising at AIDS Walk San Diego,” said Ian Johnson, The Center’s director of special events. “Last year, teams helped raise 70 percent of the total funds raised. It’s also a really fun way to participate and truly make a difference for people impacted by HIV/AIDS.”

Teams can range from two members to more than 1,000 walkers. Those teams that register 10 or more participants or raise $1,000 by Monday, Sept. 22 will also earn the highly-coveted yellow shoe placard with the team name emblazoned on it.

Team members can participate in the Walk, the 10K run or the new 5K fun run. Your team can also compete for Best Team Theme and for the Best Team T-shirts.

To provide additional support for teams, we will host special team leader workshops, which are a great way to meet fellow team leaders and learn about online fundraising and team recruitment. Participation in team leader workshops is optional, but recommended.

Upcoming workshops will take place at The Center (3909 Centre St.) on the following dates:



  • Thursday, July 31    8-9 am and 6-7 pm
  • Thursday, Aug. 14    8-9 am and 6-7 pm
  • Thursday, Sept. 9    8-9 am and 6-7 pm

To register for the workshops, please contact Ian Johnson at 619.692.2077 x247 or aidswalk@thecentersd.org­.
#4. Clean Elections Campaign
July 2014...........
Hi Everyone
.............Big news close at hand!
This has become a big moment in our campaign. We are in the process of achieving some potentially big breakthroughs in our outreach to build support for our 2016 clean elections campaign. When these "wins" are secured, we will share them with you. And with help from new volunteers we have been able to reached out to more community groups and non-profits for support. For a complete list of our endorsements, go to the front page of our web page at:www. sdcleanelections.org. We also some big events planned for August that we will share with you next month...................
What happened!
I am often reminded of the old joke, "Some people make things happen, some know what is happening and some say "what happened!" I invite you to join in to help our campaign within your ability and help make things happen!  We need help with community outreach, phone banking and research. And if you want to help in an area not mentioned, give me a call and let's work on it.........................
Our coordinating committee has moved
We moved our coordinating committee to the fifth Tuesday this month, July 29 at 6pm, so that we could use our third Tuesday to outreach to another group. Right now, we are working on developing our speaking points on clean elections and calling past supporters to insure their support. If you can join us, please call me for the location at 619-299-8870............................­..
And finally
Proponents of an initiative to disclose "dark" money are organizing to get it on the November ballot and we invite you to write a letter to the editor on the "dangers of big and secretive money on our democracy." Both directions to writing letters to the editor and the article itself follow...............How to write a letter to the editorTo be considered for publication, a letter must include a daytime phone number and, if faxed or mailed, be signed. E-mail it to letters@uniontrib.com­, or fax it to (619) 260-5081. You can also send it to Letters Editor, The San Diego Union-Tribune, P.O. Box 120191, San Diego, CA 92112-0191.
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Proposed initiative targets ‘dark money’
BY JOHN HOWARD POSTED 02.11.2014

Millions of dollars of so-called “dark money” that poured into California’s November 2012 elections has prompted a ballot initiative that would require non profits to disclose donations for political activities.
The state’s elections officer on Tuesday cleared the way for the measure’s backers, led by organized labor, to circulate petitions for signatures of registered voters. The proposal needs the signatures of 504,760 voters to qualify for the November ballot. The deadline to submit the signatures to election officials is July 10.
“This is labor’s backup if the Legislature doesn't deal with the problem,” said Lance Olson, a Sacramento-based attorney who handles major political cases for Democrats and their allies. Legislation with disclosure provisions currently are being considered in the Legislature, which is controlled by Democrats in both houses.
The proposed initiative would require a nonprofit organization to disclose its donors of $1,000 or more if it spends more than $50,000 a year on political activities. It also requires some non profits to disclose their donors of $10,000 or more if the nonprofit spends $400,000 per legislative session or $75,000 per calendar year on lobbying, or “on communications that identify but do not advocate for or against a candidate,” according to the official summary by the state attorney general.
It also requires “communications that are distributed urging recipients to contact government officials, for purpose of influencing governmental action, to identify the two largest donors of $50,000 or more funding the distribution.”
The proposed initiative stems from the 2012 case in which an Arizona-based nonprofit, Americans for Responsible Leadership, made a record $11 million in contributions to a California political group to support Proposition 32, an initiative that would have made it harder for labor unions to raise money for political purposes. The Arizona group also sought the defeat of Proposition 30, a measure backed by Gov. Brown to temporarily raise income and sales taxes to help balance the budget.
Proposition 30 was approved, Proposition 32 was rejected.
The FPPC and the state attorney general’s office also found that a group called the Center to Protect Patient Rights (CPPR) was “the key nonprofit” established by conservative political activists Charles and David Koch, who created a “dark money network of nonprofit corporations.” State officials said that group directed at least two contributions – the $11 million donation and a $4.08 million contribution – that weren’t adequately reported.
Both non profits reached a civil settlement with the state’s political campaign enforcers that included a $1 million payment. John Hartley, Coordinator: Neighborhoods for Clean Elections
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#5. On Jun 17, 2014, at 12:01 PM, Patricia Gracian wrote:

I saw this movie. It is an important view into the day-to-day abuse of the Palestinian people. I am just checking to see if you might be interested inhaving this film viewed in one of our meetings.
Please feel free to contact Jewish Voice for Peace group directly, if interested.
Thanks,Pat
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From: JVP-Film San Diego <jvpsdfilm@gmail.com
To: JVP-Film San Diego <jvpsdfilm@gmail.com
Sent: Tuesday, June 17, 2014 1:47 AM
Subject: Thank you for attending JVP's screening of Roadmap to Apartheid


Jewish Voice for Peace-San Diego would like to thank you for your attendance at the Roadmap to Apartheid film event on Sunday, June 15 at the Malcolm X library, and for providing your contact information on our sign-up sheet to enable us to keep in touch and provide you with more information about our activities.  And a special thanks to those who filled out our evaluation forms!
Some of you asked where you could purchase the DVD of Roadmap to Apartheid or view the film online.  You can purchase the DVD here and you can watch the film for free online here (interrupted by a few commercials).  Note that institutions can purchase the DVD with public screening rights for $250.  You might consider inquiring if your local library, school, church, mosque, etc would be interested in purchasing an institutional copy to help make this fabulous film accessible to a wider audience.

Alternatively, if you would like JVP to help you screen Roadmap to Apartheid or other films at your school, church, mosque, or other organization, please respond to this email to let us know.  We can bring our DVD and also arrange for a guest expert speaker to give an intro to the film and/or lead a discussion afterward, similar to the event at Malcolm X Library.  We are always looking for new venues and opportunities to screen our films!
So that you can receive notifications of JVP-San Diego’s future film screenings and meetings, we will be adding your email address to the jvpsd-update email list, which is a very low-volume announcement-only list.  If you would rather not be on the list, please respond to this email to let us know.
If you are new to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and would like to gain a better understanding of what it’s all about, a good place to start might be with this 16-page primer from Middle East Research & Information Project (MERIP), as well as the pamphlet titled “What Israel’s ‘Right to Exist’ Means for Palestinians”, which may help you understand from the Palestinians’ perspective some of the demands being made on them recently by the Israeli and US governments.
While Jewish Voice for Peace is composed largely of Jews who oppose Israel’s treatment of Palestinians and its occupation of Palestinian land, and reject the notion that Israel represents or speaks for all Jews, membership in the organization is not restricted to Jews but is open to people of all faiths, ethnic groups, and races.  The San Diego chapter of JVP counts Jews, Christians, Muslims, Israelis, Arabs, and Palestinians, among others, in its membership.  What unites us is a shared respect for the human rights of all peoples and a strong belief in their equality before the law, regardless of religion or ethnicity.  We reject the concept of ethnic privilege and exclusive rule by one particular ethnic group, whether in Israel, Arab countries, or here in the United States. You can visit the JVP-San Diego Facebook page and the national JVP  website to learn more about the organization. The JVP-San Diego film committee could always use help with our film series screenings, particularly with public outreach, but also with such tasks as setting up the chairs, literature tables, and food table.  If you are interesting in helping with any of those activities, please respond to this email to let us know!
Once again, JVP-San Diego thanks you for your interest in our work and in the cause of peace and justice in Israel-Palestine!
Jewish Voice for Peace-San Diego True peace is not merely the absence of tension, it is the presence of justice. –Martin Luther King, Jr.


# 6. : Lan Jefferson <lan.e.jefferson@gmail.com­>To: cathyfisher05 <cathyfisher05@aol.com­>
Sent: Fri, Jul 11, 2014 8:57 am
Subject: VOTE4LAN CAMPAIGN KICK-OFF ON THURSDAY, JULY 17TH!!!

Hello Everyone,
I now have a Vote4Lan Campaign Team...YAY, YIPPEE and YAHOO!!!  And next week, we are kicking off my campaign for the 2014 General Election at the Chiquita's Mexican Restaurant off of Home Avenue from 5pm - 8pm.  I need to raise some SERIOUS money.  If you thought trying to reach 78,000 voters in the Primary Election was challenging, I now have 500,000 voters in the General Election that I am trying to reach.  That's right, a half of million voters now that it became a district-wide race...WHEW!  No worries if you can't make it OR if you do not live in the San Diego area, you can always donate online at vote4lan.eventbrite.com­.  Along with our Campaign Kick-off, we are also kicking off a $25.00+ Fundraiser Campaign where we are asking everyone to donate at least $25.00 or more to my campaign.  Please see the attached flyer for more information.  Also no worries if you are not able to donate to my campaign, there are plenty of other ways you can contribute:  Liking the Vote4Lan Facebook Page, Phone Banking, Precinct Walking, Hosting a Fundraiser, Sending Off Emails, Passing Out Vote4Lan Campaign Materials at Events, etc.
I just want to share two words with you, "It's On!"
See everyone next Thursday, Candidate Lan Jefferson

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Vote4LanLan Elizabeth Jefferson, San Diego Community College District Board Candidate
619.892.VOTE
lan.e.jefferson@gmail.com­Follow: Facebook.com/Vote4Lan­Tweet: Twitter.com/Vote4Lan­ Donate: vote4lan.eventbrite.com­Putting the "C" Back into Community College!


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