April 13 meeting: immigration reform update

10:30 a.m. Saturday, April 13, 2013 at the Escondido Chamber of Commerce, 720 N. Broadway. MAP LINK Federal immigration reform is on the front burner again in Washington, with a proposal from the Obama administration and alternative proposals being developed in Congress. Hear the latest on what the proposals contain and what’s likely to come […]

Make a Real Difference on Gun Violence Reduction

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How can you help to make a real difference on gun violence reduction?

… by simply showing up at a gun safety event in your area to stand with us in solidarity of support for common sense gun laws.

Illustrating undeniable and overwhelming public support for common sense gun legislation is an effective way to pressure our Congressmen to vote in favor of reasonable gun restrictions in our country. We must demand it!

Here are some important events scheduled around town which will only be successful with a large turnout:

1) Gun Rally to Demand Action to End Gun Violence – “WE HAVE NOT FORGOTTEN”
April 13th Saturday at 4:30 pm – MLK Promenade Park near the downtown Convention Center
Organized by Mayors Against Illegal Guns
Click here to RSVP

2) Demonstration in Front of Darrell Issa’s Office
April 16th Tuesday at 4:30 pm – In Vista
Organized by Organizing for Action
Join hundreds outside his office to demonstrate our support for common sense gun legislation !
Click here to RSVP

3) Phone Bank to Request Constituents to Call their Congressmen
April 18th, Thursday at 4 pm – in Clairemont
Organized by Organizing for Action
Click here to RSVP

4) Gun Rally / March at the Mission Bay Park
April 30th, Tuesday at 5:30 pm – East Mission Bay Park / Clairemont Drive overpass
Organized by Organizing for Action
Click here to RSVP

We can plan these events but only you can make them successful by showing up. So please RSVP and please share!

DEMAND ACTION TO END GUN VIOLENCE
IF YOU CARE ABOUT PASSING GUN SAFETY LAWS IN THIS COUNTRY, PLEASE EXPRESS IT BY ATTENDING AN EVENT!

Thank you,
Rhoda Quate
Neighborhood Team Leader
Organizing for Action (OFA)
(619) 742-9555 (cell)

Welcome Roberto C. Torres!

Roberto Torres
Please welcome Roberto C. Torres who has joined the San Diego County Democratic Party as Volunteer Coordinator and Office Manager!

Roberto has experience with the SDCDP in other capacities, including as Director of Outreach on the Executive Board and as the South Regional Coordinator for the Grassroots Organizing (GO) Team. He also managed the Party’s field office in Chula Vista in 2012. Roberto has a wide range of experience, from campaigns to community organizing. He holds a degree in government and communication studies from Sacramento State and worked at the State Capitol before moving to San Diego.

In his new role, Roberto will be responsible for volunteer support, day-to-day operations, special events, communications, and other duties. He can be reached at [email protected].

Apr 20 – Fracking California: Understanding the Threats to Our Water & Climate

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When
April 20, 2013 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Where
Joyce Beers Community Center
3900 Vermont Street San Diego,CA 92103

Have you heard of “Fracking” but thought it was a practice done only in the remote reaches of North Dakota or Texas? Think again. This invasive and risky method of extracting oil and gas from deep shale formations is poised to become prominent in California with potential far reaching impacts. Join us to learn more at this workshop hosted by Global Exchange and SanDiego350.org, part of a state-wide tour. Read more or watch the intro video below.

RSVP at SD350.org Facebook event

Fracking: A Faustian bargain? A commentary by SD350′s Peg Mitchell in the UT 3/28/13

The event will bring together community activists, scientists, and local leaders to discuss how hydraulic fracturing could impact the availability, cost and cleanliness of our water, the impacts of extracting sour crude oil from the Monterey Shale Field on climate change, and other risks. Speakers will discuss ways communities can engage on the topic, with the goal of helping identify the right approach for the local San Diego community.

Speakers include
Rose Braz – Center for Biological Diversity
Shannon Biggs – Global Exchange
Ben Price – Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund
Doug Shields – Former Pittsburgh City Council Member who passed a rights-based ordinance banning fracking in his city

This event is supported by Sierra Club San Diego, Women Occupy San Diego, WiLDCOAST, San Diego Coastkeeper and more!

Obama and Peres Enjoy a Surprise Song in Israel


President Obama visiting Israeli President Shimon Peres at the Presidential Residence in Jerusalem was treated to a wonderful surprise: three Israeli children, singing in Hebrew, English, and Arabic, performed “Tomorrow” from the musical Annie.

After the performance the Presidents went to Peres’ garden and planted a Magnolia tree that Obama brought as a gift from the United States.

If Annie can help bring peace to the region, is there anything that her can do spirit, can’t do?

Thanks to theatermania.com

Apr 10 – Climate Justice with Mary Robinson

Join the Center on Global Justice (CGJ), University Extension, and campus-wide partners for a two-day event highlighting the role of climate change in the developing world, and exploring new research … Continue reading