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Making Hay While the Sun Shines: Attending Summer Political Events

Without a tremendous lot of foresight, communication, and skillfully applied knowledge, the surprise of a paltry savings account, bare cupboard, or empty party hall can serve as an awful Aesop's Fable come to life of the grasshopper and the ant. Who wants to toil away in the sun when San Diego's beaches alluringly coax residents from our overtaxed, overvalued homes? &

Events abound over the summer, however, where political impact can be made and camaraderie enjoyed. Personally, I plan to attend a few of these but if any Citizen Voices readers attend and have news to report, please feel free to use this space to inform those unable to join.

Likewise, if readers know about any current events that you'd like to bring to my or others' attention, please use the comment section below.


Here are just a few ideas (along with the original source):

The San Diego County Democratic Party compiles a comprehensive Calendar of Events through its e-mail newsletter "DIRECT" . & Here are some highlights taking place in July around central San Diego.

  • Wednesday, July 2nd, 6:00 pm social, 7:00 program . "San Diego Democracy for America Meetup" at Giovanni's Restaurant, 9353 Clairemont Mesa Blvd., 92123. City Attorney Mike Aguirre and Barack Obama's 50th Congressional District Coordinator, Dave Carlson, will be in person to talk about their respective campaigns.
  • Sunday, July 13th, 2:00 to 4.45 pm (refreshments at 1:30 pm). "East County Democratic Club" general meeting with City Attorney Mike Aguirre, who will seek the Club's endorsement. & Also, representatives from the ACLU and the Foundation for Change will discuss border fence and immigration issues. &
  • Friday, July 18th, 11:45 am - 1:00 pm . Family Health Centers of San Diego in Logan Heights (1728 Newton Avenue, San Diego 92113) hosts "Spirit of the Barrio" with financial guru and talk-show host Gabriel Wisdom . & (Note: Cost of $25 per person).

Check out other SD County Democratic Party events, including those taking place in North County, as well as contact information for the above events:


  • Friday, July 25, 2008 at noon: The Catfish Club hosts Steve Erie, Director of UCSD Urban Studies and Planning. Topic: "Is San Diego a Major League with Minor League Attitudes?" & (Catfish Club is a bipartisan organization, and hosts this presentation with the nonpartisan San Diego City Club.) Great lunch of fried catfish and red beans and rice! (Note: Cost of $20/non-member, $10/student for luncheon.) &
  • Saturday, July 26, 2008 at 10 a.m. : San Diego Libertarian Party hosts a hike in Palomar Mountain State Park. For interested parties, the SDLP regularly hosts a monthly supper club with speakers. & The July schedule was not posted as of the date of this submission. &

& What's happening in your community, San Diego?


- Citizen Voices blogger Alma Sove has spent most of her life in San Diego and is currently attending law school.