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Event Reminders:

Rally for Universal Health care, Hillcrest
Thursday, 05/07/2009
Progressive forces will gather to push for universal health care at the First Unitarian-Universalist Church in Hillcrest on Thurs., May 7 at 7:00 pm. Andrew McGuire Executive Director of Health Care for All-California, will lead this effort. McGuire has a 35-year record of progressive organizing. FDR proposed universal health care, but now, more than 50 years later, the nation is poised for the first time to make this happen.

Roy Zimmerman Returns to Acoustic Music San Diego
Saturday, 05/23/2009
Roy Zimmerman took his satirical songs to Real America last year, driving 12,000 miles and flying 12,000 more to do 107 shows in 47 states before the election. He brings his show, Roy Zimmerman: Real American, to the AMSD stage. “Zimmerman displays a lacerating wit and keen awareness of society’s foibles that bring to mind a latter-day Tom Lehrer.” ~ The Los Angeles Times.

UCSD spotlights marriage equality, repeal Prop 8
Thursday, 05/07/2009
This Thursday May 7th and next Thursday, May 14th, UCSD student organization HERO will present two programs that put the spotlight on the issue of marriage equality, how to organize to repeal Prop 8 and why it's wrong to deny marriage to same-sex couples. Thursday, May7th 5:00 PM - Biology Rm 1103, Muir College UCSD.

Address on gay marriage from Courage Campaign
Thursday, 05/07/2009
Rick Jacobs is the founder and chair of the Courage Campaign, an online organizing network that empowers over 600,000 grassroots and netroots activists to push for progressive change in California. He will talk about the many campaigns the Courage Campaign has waged and what's on the burner now. UCSD, May 7, 5:00 PM.

Columnist Brigit Brett to address Fallbrook Dems
Thursday, 05/07/2009
Writer, columnist Brigid Breet to address Fallbrook Democratic Club on Thu, May 7, at 7:00 pm. Ms. Brett will tell of her childhood and early years in South Africa, where mingling of the races was taboo, abortion was illegal, and fre