Event Reminders: Banners on 78, Protest at Issa's Vista Office
CA Nurses union, Machinists Union and other labor groups and working people organize bannering at the Mar Vista exit freeway overpass on 78 at 8 am and then a 1-hour protest at the office of Congressman Darrell Issa on Sep. 1 at 8:30 a.m. Issa continues to attack the struggling working class. Invite your family and friends.
Rally outside Issa's office - Demand an answer!
We the people of North County will rally outside Darrell Issa's office on Thurs. morning, Sep. 1 to demand he focus on something important for a change: WHERE ARE THE JOBS?! We have to take action together to rebuild the American Dream. The tea party downgrade has sent the stock market tumbling,1 and millions of people are out of work. With Congress at home for August recess, those of us in the American Dream movement have a chance to turn the focus to jobs, not cuts. Our member of Congress needs to know that we want our elected officals to focus on restoring the economy by creating jobs, not making more cuts to vital programs.
SD Nurses - Heal America event, feed the poor
RNs across the United States are calling on Wall Street to pay for the damages caused on Main Street. San Diego nurses will reach out to the hungry of our county in a SOUP KITCHEN on Sep. 1.
Talk & Book Signing with S. Brian Willson
THE UNIMAGINABLE JOURNEY of an American Peacemaker! Activist San Diego & Veterans for Peace present:A Talk & Book Signing with S. Brian Willson.
Support Labor on Labor Day, Sept. 5
Labor Day is more than a barbeque! Rally in support of labor to recognize the contributions of labor to our American lifestyle (such as the weekend!) and to support workers rights now under attack. Bring signs such as "America Needs Jobs" or "Save the Middle Class." In ESCONDIDO, Labor Day, Sep. 5
NNUís DeMoro Named Influential in Health
RoseAnn DeMoro, executive director National Nurses United (NNU), has been named one of the 100 Most Influential People in Healthcare. This is the 10th year in a row DeMoro was honored by the health care industry news weekly Modern Health Care.-By Mike Hall (no relation to Rick and Nina Hall).
Esondido Democratic Club meets
TOPIC: Labor issues in health care.
Lake San Marcos Dem Club Meets
We might have forgotten Three Mile Island and Chernobyl nuclear catastrophes. But the tragic aftermath of the disaster at Fukushima Nuclear Power Facility on the shores of Japan woke us up to the reality that we too live in the shadows of the aging Nuclear Power plant at San Onofre. Rochelle Becker will focus on the dangers of nuclear power.
Sept. 17 County Party Convention
Save the date! Sept. 17 County Party Convention! Democrats from all over San Diego County will gather to learn about campaigning, to discuss today's hot issues and to build volunteer skills.
NC Film Club screens Exit Through The Gift Shop
The North County Film Club screens Exit Through The Gift Shop.
Free Monthly E-Waste Collection in Encinitas
Make room for your new electronic gadgets and toys! Bring your discards to The Solana Center for Environmental Innovation. The Solana Center is holding monthly electronic waste drop offs at their site at 137 N. El Camino Real. These events are co-sponsored by the city of Encinitas and Recycle San Diego.
Moving San Diego to a Clean Energy Future
The San Diego County Democratic Party is joining together to participate in an international day of action on climate change on Saturday, September 24. A panel discussion will be followed by a march and rally in Balboa Park.
NC Film Club rolls The Illusionist
The North County Film Club rolls on with The Illusionist.
List of Democratic events in San Diego County
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This 'N ThatThe more we sweat in peace the less we bleed in war.
- Vijaya Lakshmi Pandit
What is man?
- Hope turned to dust.
The non-violent technique does not depend for its success on the goodwill of the oppressor, but rather on the unfailing assistance of God.
- Cesar Chavez
Gandhi once declared that it was his wife who unwittingly taught him the effectiveness of nonviolence. Who better than women should know that battles can be won without resort to physical strength? Who better than we should know all the power that resides in noncooperation?
- Barbara Deming
Nothing could be worse than the fear that one had given up too soon, and left one unexpended effort that might have saved the world.
- Jane Addams
When we yield to discouragement it is usually because we give too much thought to the past and to the future.
- St. Therese of Lisieux
Violence just hurts those who are already hurt...Instead of exposing the brutality of the oppressor, it justifies it.
- Cesar Chavez
Non-violence leads to the highest ethics, which is the goal of all evolution. Until we stop harming all other living beings, we are still savages.
- Thomas Edison
When asked what he would do if he knew the world would end tomorrow, Martin Luther said, "I would plant a tree."
- Martin Luther
War does not determine who is right - only who is left
- Bertrand Russell
As long as ever you can.
- John Wesley
The miracle of the wicked is reinforced by the weakness of the virtuous.
- Winston Churchill
The hottest fires in hell are reserved for those who remain neutral in times of moral crisis.
- Edmund Burke
Each person has inside a basic decency and goodness. If he listens to it and acts on it, he is giving a great deal of what it is the world needs most. It is not complicated but it takes courage. It takes courage for a person to listen to his own goodness and act on it.
- Pablo Casals
We canít become nonviolent on the basis of intellectual conviction. Commitment to nonviolence demands a very profound conversion of mind and heart. If we take the time to pray with Jesus, we too will be converted in mind and heart. It wonít work if we try to reason it out. The only way is through a change of heart, a coming into a way of being that is the way of Jesus.
- Bishop Thomas Gumbleton
You cannot shake hands with a clenched fist.
- Indira Gandhi, 1971
When will our consciences grow so tender that we will act to prevent human misery rather than avenge it?
- Eleanor Roosevelt
Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius -- and a lot of courage -- to move in the opposite direction.
- E. F. Schumacher
Everything, everything in war is barbaric . . . But the worst barbarity of war is that it forces men collectively to commit acts against which individually they would revolt with their whole being.
- Ellen Key, 1916
For as long as men massacre animals, they will kill each other. Indeed, he who sows the seed of murder and pain cannot reap joy and love.
Peace is a gift,
- It is a gift we give to ourselves,
Truly man is the king of beasts, for his brutality exceeds them. We live by the death of others. We are burial places! I have from an early age abjured the use of meat, and the time will come when men such as I will look upon the murder of animals as they now look on the murder of men.
- Leonardo Da Vinci
And they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruninghooks: nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more.
- Isaiah 2:4
When I have money, I get rid of it quickly, lest it find a way into my heart.
- John Wesley
The direct use of force is such a poor solution to any problem, it is generally employed only by small children and large nations.
- David Friedman
The maxim that people should not have a right till they are ready to exercise it properly, is worthy of the fool in the old story who resolved not to go into the water till he had learned to swim.
To be nobody but yourself in a world which is doing its best day and night to make you everybody else, means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight, and never stop fighting.
Nonviolence doesn't always work -- but violence never does.
- Madge Michaels-Cyrus
When we treat man as he is, we make him worse than he is; when we treat him as if he already were what he potentially could be, we make him what he should be.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Those things of real worth in life are worth going to any length in love and respect to safeguard.
- Julia Butterfly Hill
The story of the human race is characterized by efforts to get along much more than by violent disputes, although it's the latter that make the history books. Violence is actually exceptional. The human race has survived because of cooperation, not aggression.
- Gerard Vanderhaar
. . . [T]o live not with hands clenched to grasp, to strike, to hold tight to a life that is always slipping away the more tightly we hold it, but . . . to live with the hands stretched out both to give and receive with gladness.
- (Carl) Frederick Buechner
War is an act of violence pushed to its utmost limits.
- Major General Carl von Clausewitz, 1832
The ultimate measure of a person is not where one stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where one stands in times of challenge and controversy.
- Martin Luther King
A solid rock is not disturbed by the wind; even so, a wise person is not agitated by praise or blame.
At all the times you can,
- To all the people you can,
They make a desert and call it peace.
The longer we listen to one another - with real attention - the more commonality we will find in all our lives. That is, if we are careful to exchange with one another life stories and not simply opinions.
- Barbara Deming
The soul of our country needs to be awakened . . .When leaders act contrary to conscience, we must act contrary to leaders.
- Veterans Fast for Life
Many oppressors are also oppressed. Nonviolent confrontation is the only confrontation that allows us to respond realistically to such complexity.
- Jane Meyerding
There will one day spring from the brain of science a machine or force so fearful in its potentialities, so absolutely terrifying, that even man, the fighter, who will dare torture and death in order to inflict torture and death, will be appalled, and so abandon war forever.
- Thomas Edison
There are three truths: my truth, your truth and the truth.
- Chinese Proverb
Non-violence, which is the quality of the heart, cannot come by an appeal to the brain.
- Cesar Chavez
Dust turned to hope.
- Elie Weisel
Why not go out on a limb? That's where the fruit is.
- Will Rogers