Author: Patrick Schultheis

Feb 28 – Inequality for All Watch Party – SOLD OUT!

Join the Point Loma Democrats as we watch Robert Reich’s award-winning film “Inequality for All” There are Watch Parties happening in communities across America, most on Thursday, but ours is on Friday the 28th. Please bring a snack or drink to share. When Friday, February 28, 7:00 pm Where Peinado residence 1314 Trieste Dr San Diego, CA 92107 RSVP here. Places are limited, so RSVP is required. Sorry 😢 SOLD OUT!  

Nov 16 – OFA San Diego’s Affordable Care Act Training

What is the status of the Affordable Care roll-out? When will the national website be fixed? Is it secure? Is California’s Exchange up and running? Who should enroll and why? Come learn the truth. Spread that truth to your circle of family and friends. And help Organizing for Action plan how we can work in our communities to spread the word about why health care matters and how San Diegans can benefit from “Obamacare.” You’re invited to participate in this informative training then brainstorm on how we’ll make ACA a reality for San Diegans. Come enjoy refreshments and a smart lively discussion with like-minded San Diegans. Get the Facts and help plan how we’ll promote enrollment in the new State Exchange. What: Organizing for Action’s Health Care for the Holidays Training When: Saturday November 16, 1:30pm Where: South Chula Vista Branch Library Get the details and RSVP here.

Oct 29 – Climate Day of Action in San Diego

A year ago, the Northeast braced for Superstorm Sandy to make landfall, as a large hurricane combined with a higher-temperature weather front to create extremely dangerous weather. This is a tragic anniversary for millions of Americans — a reminder of the catastrophic damage climate change can do. In the 12 months since, we’ve seen more droughts, wildfires, and flooding across the country. The overwhelming judgment of science says our climate is changing. Now, it’s up to us to be prepared to meet this challenge. On Tuesday, OFA supporters in San Diego will be commemorating Superstorm Sandy’s anniversary — and the impact of climate locally — by sending a message: Climate change is real, it’s happening, and it’s urgent that we act. Will you be able to join in? Here are the details: What: Climate Day of Action in San Diego Where: Crystal Pier, PB (Garnet Street, San Diego, CA 92109) When: Tuesday, October 29th, 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm Click here to RSVP and for more info  Related articles Year After Sandy, Rebuilding for Storms and …

Oct 27 – Mad as Hell about the Government Shutdown?

Come See the Robert Reich Lecture When Sunday October 27 2:00 pm Where Valencia Park/Malcolm X Library & Performing Arts Center Congress has taken our government hostage, shut down the economy, cut life-saving programs that endanger us all — especially the poor — and thrown hundreds of thousands of workers out of their jobs. And the disinformation campaign is stunning! Come hear the truth about our economy, income inequality and more from the master Robert Reich, foremost expert on economics, best-selling author, Secretary of Labor in the Clinton Administration, and now Professor of Public Policy at UC Berkeley. OFA invited Professor Reich to speak in San Diego last July. Now we invite you to see his informative and entertaining lecture, mix and mingle with like-minded San Diegans, enjoy refreshments and great conversation. Get the details and RSVP here You’re invited to an informative and entertaining video of the Robert Reich lecture sponsored by Organizing for Action North County.  Related articles Why Robert Reich cares so passionately about economic inequality (pbs.org) Robert Reich: Their Real Goal: …

Organizing For Action Policy Briefings

Join Organizing for Action staff, policy experts, and other supporters online at 5:00 p.m. Pacific Time the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of every month for a policy briefing. Email questions@barackobama.com with any questions you have during the lifestream. Email ofa@pointlomadem.org with any questions you have about OFA and getting involved locally. Link to Livestream Make a difference “Change comes about because people are activated, people are involved. When those voices are heard, you can’t stop it.” When Wednesday, October 16, 2013 5:00pm PT  – 1 hour Wednesday, October 23, 2013 5:00pm PT  – 1 hour Wednesday, October 30, 2013 5:00pm PT  – 1 hour Wednesday, November 6, 2013 5:00pm PT  – 1 hour Wednesday, November 13, 2013 5:00pm PT  – 1 hour Wednesday, November 20, 2013 5:00pm PT  – 1 hour Wednesday, November 27, 2013 5:00pm PT  – 1 hour Wednesday, December 4, 2013 5:00pm PT  – 1 hour Wednesday, December 11, 2013 5:00pm PT  – 1 hour Wednesday, December 18, 2013 5:00pm PT  – 1 hour Related articles Organizing for Action raises nearly $8 million …

Angela Merkel’s Triumph, With A Catch

How the outcome of Germany’s federal elections will effect the country and the Eurozone Never has a vote in Germany been followed so closely across Europe. Germany is Europe’s largest (and the world’s fourth largest) economy, its government has the leading voice in governing the Eurozone. Merkel’s steady stewardship of the country through the Eurozone crisis, and her “no-nonsense”-attitude to struggling members of the currency union has earned her both commendations at home and criticism abroad. The United States appreciates the strength and stability of Europe’s economic powerhouse but is skeptical of Merkel’s austerity-focused policies. With high approval rates in pre-election polls, it came as no surprise that Merkel’s Christian Democratic Union won last Sunday’s parliamentary elections. In gaining 41.5 percent of the vote, falling just five seats short of an absolute majority, Merkel almost wrote history: The last time a party had an absolute majority in Germany was in 1957 with Konrad Adenauer, the country’s first post-World War II chancellor. The No. 2 party nationally, the Social Democrats, failed to meet their election goal …