Don’t miss Sarah Boot’s presentation next Thursday, April 2nd!

Sarah Boot
Thursday, April 2nd at 6 PM
1505 Diamond Street

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Come see Sarah Boot’s presentation with the Pacific Beach Democratic Club!
Ms. Boot will discuss child sex trafficking in San Diego – The origin and scope of this modern day slavery and what we can do to stop it.

Biography:
Sarah Boot is an attorney at Blood Hurst & O’Reardon LLP specializing in the prosecution of nationwide consumer class action cases. Previously, Sarah served as an Assistant United States Attorney on a trial team in the Southern District of California, where she prosecuted a broad array of federal crimes, ranging from bank robbery and child exploitation to narcotics and human trafficking. Sarah began her legal career at the law firm of Cooley LLP, focusing on complex civil and intellectual property litigation and representing primarily Internet and technology companies, including eBay, Google, and the Salk Institute.

Sarah recently ran in a hotly-contested race for San Diego City Council, and she has remained deeply involved as a volunteer and a leader in our community. Sarah is the past-president of Lawyers Club of San Diego, the 1,300-member bar association dedicated to advancing the status of women in law and in society. Sarah currently serves on the Advisory Boards of both Lawyers Club and Run Women Run, which is a non-partisan organization dedicated to recruiting, training, and supporting women to run for office. Sarah also serves on the Board of Directors for San Diego Coastkeeper, and got her start there as a water quality control monitor.

What Happened In West Virginia Could Happen In California, Affecting Millions of Lives

???????????????????????????Contamination of water in seven counties of West Virginia resulted in a declaration of a state of emergency as water is trucked in to meet the needs of 100,000 people and businesses.

The corporation responsible for the pollution failed to properly manage the containment of the toxic chemical and did not give warning to the people living in the contaminated area.

This corporate malfeasance could happen in California, where Governor Brown is poised to authorize fracking with weak regulatory oversight. However, in the case of California millions rather than thousands of lives would be at stake.

Follow the link to read the Reader Suppored News article, “West Virginia Declares State of Emergency….”

Future Neighborhood Events with David Alvarez

Alvarez-at-Meet-and-GreetFuture Neighborhood Events with David Alvarez:

Sat Jan 11, 2014, 10am – 11am David Alvarez @ Ocean Beach Walk Event Hosted by Bryan Pease
Where: 5079 Long Branch Ave, San Diego, CA 92107

Thu Jan 16, 2014, 6:30pm – 7:30pm Black Mountain Dem Club (David Alvarez Not Yet Confirmed)
Where: Mesa Village Recreation Hall 1, 10550 Caminito Flores, San Diego, CA 92126

Thu Jan 23, 2014, 6:30pm – 7:30pm David Alvarez @ Rancho Santa Fe Democratic Club Annual Meeting
Where: Lomas Santa Fe Country Club, 1505 Lomas Santa Fe Drive, Solana Beach, CA, 92075

Thu Jan 23, 2014, 7:30pm – 8:30pm David Alvarez @ La Jolla Fundraiser with Derek and Nancy Casady
Where: 8412 Sugarman Drive, La Jolla, 92037

Sun Jan 26, 2014, 2pm – 3pm David Alvarez @ Mission Beach Meet & Greet and Walk
Where: Marilee’s Sister’s House, 840 Redondo Court, Mission Beach, CA 92019

Mayor de Blasio Delivers Progressive Inaugural Address

NY Mayor de Balsio and Pres ClintonNew York Mayor de Blasio’s Inaugural Address provides a template for those seeking to understand and express the vision and mission of progressive governance in the twenty-first century.

In his Inaugural Address, Mayor de Blasio clarifies the challenge of a united but diverse city to act “now” to (1) address the needs of all its members; (2) implement the progressive dream of economic and social justice, equal opportunity, and upward mobility; (3) provide safe communities, affordable housing, quality education, and expanded healthcare; and (4) actualize a more neighborhood centric city administration.

Plus, Mayor de Blasio brought together the left and right wings of the Democratic Party.

This was a great victory for someone, who ran on a progressive agenda, criticized the excesses of Wall Street, proposed higher taxes on the wealthy, and not expected to be the new Mayor of New York.

Follow the link to view and read Mayor de Blasio’s Inaugural Address.

Robert Reich’s New Years Message

Robert Reich’s New Years Message: Organize, Mobilize, Energize, and

Speak Out for Progressive Values

Robert Reich, Goldman School of Public Policy, UC Berkeley

Robert Reich’s New Years Message

NSA Mega Data Collection Fails to Connect the Dots of a Failed USA Policy

NSA Mega Data Collection Fails to Connect the Dots of a Failed USA Policy

BenghaziBenghazi was not a Hillary Cllinton failure, it was a Bush-Obama systemic, policy failure similar to the Carter-Reagan policy failure of creating “freedom fighter” monsters, who turned against their master.

In addition, the primary justification for the massive NSA effort to record everything to prevent another 9/11 failed to pick up communications and prevent the most successful attack against US property since 9/11, the horrific fiasco at Benghazi.

As Robert Sheer, so astutely describes in his truthdig article, “NSA, Benghazi and the Monsters of Our Own Creation,”

“In short, the only evidence turned up by the vast spying apparatus was evidence that inconveniently contradicted the al-Qaida connection, so it was not made public.

“As The New York Times stated, the Benghazi incident has been billed as “the most significant attack on United States property in 11 years, since Sept. 11, 2001,” an event that launched the much-ballyhooed war on terror.

“But as with that attack 11 years earlier, the perps turned out to be people the U.S. secret agencies had once trusted. The enemy here was not al-Qaida, but rather a homegrown menace empowered by foreign intervention.

“The attack was led,” the Times reported, “by fighters who had benefited directly from NATO’s extensive air power and logistic support during the uprising against Colonel Qaddafi.”

Follow the link to read the full article, “NSA, Benghazi and the Monsters of Our Own Creation.”