All posts tagged: Dianne Feinstein

Notes From Covering California with Obamacare October 2013 Meeting

Club President Susan Peinado called the meeting to order at 4pm and welcomed and introduced City Councilmember David Alvarez, candidate for Mayor of San Diego. Mr. Alvarez gave an overview of his candidacy and thanked the County Democratic Party for their endorsement and support, and he answered questions from the audience. Ms. Peinado welcomed and introduced Mike Aguirre, candidate for Mayor of San Diego. Mr. Aguirre gave an overview of his candidacy and platform and answered questions from the audience. Ms. Peinado also recognized Lori Saldana. Guest Speaker and Q&A Amid the controversial media coverage of the commencement of Obamacare this was the second club meeting focused on the the new California healthcare initiative and implementation of the Affordable Car Act (ACA).

May 12 – “Moms Don’t Forget” Day of Remembrance Rally and March in Balboa Park

Come out and march with us through beautiful Balboa Park to demand sensible Gun Safety Laws in this country! When Sunday, May 12, 2013 at 1:00 PM (about an hour or so) Where Balboa Park (starting at the Fountain in front of Ruben H. Fleet Theatre) Click here for More Information and to Sign Up We will march through the park, over the Laurel Street Bridge and engage families with call-to-action flyers and carnations tied with Sandy Hook green ribbons. “California’s Senators Dianne Feinstein and Barbara Boxer are thankfully strong supporters of gun violence prevention legislation,” says OFA San Diego Team Leader Carol Kim, “but average Americans need to keep up the pressure on Congress by speaking out in support of sensible gun laws.” Let’s help our California Senators keep the pressure on those who voted against the Manchin-Toomey amendment! Please share this email with Friends and Family!! Rhoda Quate Neighborhood Team Leader Organizing for Action (OFA) (619) 742-9555 (cell) Related articles Apr 30 – Mad About the Senate Vote on Gun Safety? Join Our …

Do You Want Filibuster Reform? Take Action Now

Sign the Credo Petition Fix the Senate Now – Take Action (Call and Petition) Since Obama was elected President the minority party has chosen to use the filibuster rule to dismantle 223 years of representative democracy. Take a look at this graph that Rachel Maddow posted to her blog in November of last year. At first glance it may appear that there was some progress during the 112th Congress as the number of filibusters declined but that decrease was only as a result of the GOP-led House passing far-right bills the Senate didn’t care to pass. The 112th Congress had the third most filibusters of any Congress, ever. Most observers are in agreement that the filibuster rule needs to be reformed. The question is how? Sensible suggestions have come from Senators Jeff Merkley, Tom Udall and Elizabeth Warren: eliminate the filibuster on the motions to proceed to votes reduce debate on nominees from 30 hours to two hours (after the filibuster was broken) make it easier to establish a conference committee require anyone who filibusters …