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NBC Drops Trump

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As reported by news media outlets today, NBCUniversal has announced that they are no longer doing business with republican presidential candidate Donald Trump. From the press release:

At NBC, respect and dignity for all people are cornerstones of our values.

Due to the recent derogatory statements by Donald Trump regarding immigrants, NBCUniversal is ending its business relationship with Mr. Trump. To that end, the annual Miss USA and Miss Universe Pageants, which are part of a joint venture between NBC and Trump, will no longer air on NBC.

In addition, as Mr. Trump has already indicated, he will not be participating in “The Apprentice” on NBC.

“Celebrity Apprentice” is licensed from Mark Burnett’s United Artists Media Group and that relationship will continue.

Last month at our Clairemont Democratic Club meeting, we had a healthy discussion on the topic of supporting businesses that exemplify democratic values. Kudos to NBCUniversal for standing up for those values we believe in.

On that note, here is a page from The Gaily Grind on which of those commercial brands celebrated the historic U.S. Supreme Court decision on marriage equality.

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AB 1461: The California New Motor Voter Act

Assemblywoman Lorena Goznalez

Assemblywoman Lorena Goznalez

CA Secretary of State Alex Padilla

CA Secretary of State Alex Padilla

7 Million Voters. That’s more than the state populations of Washington, Massachusetts, and Arizona (individually, of course).

That is also the estimated number of new registered voters that The California New Motor Voter Act (AB 1461) will create if signed into law.

AB 1461 was introduced today by Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez and CA Secretary of State Alex Padilla. According to their press release, California ranks 38th out of the 50 U.S. states in terms of voter registration.

The bill is modeled after Oregon’s newly implemented New Motor Voter law that “allows for data already collected by the Department of Motor Vehicles to be provided by the Secretary of State to verify a resident’s eligibility to vote. After determining a resident to be eligible to vote, the Secretary of State then provides the information to county Registrars of Voters who maintain each county’s voter rolls. Those residents who are eligible to vote would be contacted by the Secretary of State with the option of declining registration or adopting a political party affiliation. The bill would continue to protect those covered by existing confidentiality policies, and voters would retain their right to cancel their voter registration at any time.”

For more information about AB 1461, check out Assemblywoman Gonzalez’s website, or contact Evan McLaughlin at (916) 319-2080 or (619) 850-2790.

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MoveOn Petition: 3 U.S. Senators must Resign from the Armed Forces Active Reserves NOW

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At last night’s San Diego County Democratic Central Committee meeting, Steve Jesionka, a Marine veteran and member of the Central Committee, presented the petition that he has developed on MoveOn.org calling for three U.S. Senators who signed the letter to the leaders of Iran.  All three are members of the Reserves and are prohibited by the Military Code of Justice from criticizing the President or bringing discredit upon the U.S. or armed forces.

Steve created a petition to Governor Terry Branstad of Iowa and the United States Senate which says: “ALL members of the United States (US) armed forces, regular or RESERVE, are prohibited from criticizing the president or bringing discredit upon the US or armed forces.”  You can read the full text of the petition on MoveOn.org.

Will you sign PLEASE this petition and share it with others.  Post it on Facebook, Tweet it, etc. Click here: http://petitions.moveon.org/sign/3-us-senators-must-resign?source=c.em .cp&r_by=498118

For more information, you can e-mail Steve Jesionka.


Petition: Councilwoman Lorie Zapf Should Fire Staffer

Councilwoman Lorie Zapf is under fire for racially-charged comments made by her staffer, Shirley Owen.

Councilwoman Lorie Zapf is under fire for racially-charged comments made by her staffer, Shirley Owen.

The Holidays are almost over, but our friends at Point Loma Democratic Club have highlighted an online petition asking District 2 Councilwoman Lorie Zapf to fire her staffer, Shirley Owen, for racially-charged comments made earlier this month at our city’s inauguration ceremony for newly elected and re-elected members of the San Diego City Council.

From the petition: “On December 10, 2014, a group of protesters, including children, held a silent demonstration at the San Diego City Council Inauguration. The protest was against police brutality and to declare that black lives matter. The protest did not cause any disruption to the ceremony because it was held silently.  After the ceremony was complete 4 of 9 City Councils member commended the group of protestors on how respectful they were of the inauguration ceremony.”

As reported in a KPBS article, Zapf’s community staff member for Clairemont and Bay Park was quoted in reference to the protestors as saying, “f—— idiots with their hands up” and “I wanted to shoot them.”

If you’d like to join in signing, please check out the petition at Change.org.


Local Progressives Organizing Visit to Darrell Issa’s Office to Oppose Goodlatte’s Agricultural Guestworker Bill

Obama for America, the United Farm Workers, and Border Angels are co-sponsoring a visit to Congressman’s Issa’s office to oppose the Goodlatte Agricultural Guestworker Bill, which they believe would undermine proposals by the Gang of 8 to achieve Comprehensive Immigration Reform.  They are seeking volunteers to accompany them to a rally to encourage Issa to oppose this bill.

When

Tuesday, June 18th at noon to 1 pm

Where

Rep. Darrel Issa’s Congressional Office (meet in parking lot)
1800 Thibodo Road (parking lot), Vista, CA 92081

Who

  • Keynote Speaker: Enrique Morones, Founder of Border Angels
  • Co-Sponsors: United Farm Workers, Border Angels, and Obama for America

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Remembering Newtown six months later – Vigil

In recognition of the 6 month anniversary of the Newton shootings, we are holding a vigil in memory of those fallen by this violent tragedy.

Please come out and join us to remember Newton and other victims of gun violence in our country.
We will not back down.
We will not give up.
We will not forget.
We demand sensible gun laws in our country to reduce gun violence.

What: Newtown Anniversary Vigil
Where: Alcazar Gardens in Balboa Park
When: This Friday, 7:30 pm
Bring: Battery-operated candles, sweater, friends, family