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Peace Dove SymbolSAVE THE DATES: Mothers Day events, May 12, 2006 - San Diego, CA

We have an exciting, full day of Mothers Day events planned, culminating in AFDOP giving an award (a plant to plant "Seed for Peace") to the author of the DOP Bill - Congressman Dennis Kucinich, and one of the House co-sponsors, Congressman Bob Filner (49th District of CA).
Please join us by:
1) Visiting the offices of our U.S. Congressional Representatives
2) Visiting with the local staffs of our U.S. Senators
3) Giving an award to Cong. Kucinich and Cong. Filner at the San Diego event.
For more details, as well as to read Julia Ward Howe's "MOTHERS DAY PROCLAMATION", please click here.

Peace Dove SymbolSAVE THE DATES: Sun. April 23rd, EarthFair 2006 in Balboa Park from 10am to 5pm ~ Join AFDOP for the 17th Annual EarthFair!!

EarthFair is the largest free annual environmental fair in the world. Each year, the EarthFair draws around 60,000 visitors. Exhibitors represent every type of environmental organization, governmental program and commercial enterprise with goods, services and causes that address our environment and quality of life.

This is the second year that AFDOP has reserved a booth at EarthFair. Last year we had tremendous success in distributing materials about the Department of Peace Bill to hundreds of interested attendees. We will also, once again, be displaying the Marianne Williamson/Dennis Kucinich video and asking Volunteer at EarthDayfor donations for Department of Peace buttons, bumper stickers, t-shirts and business cards. This is a great opportunity for you to enjoy the EarthFair while advocating for the Department of Peace Bill.

We need your support in staffing the ADFOP EarthFair booth between the hours of 9:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m., including setup and take-down. If you can dedicate two or three hours, please email us and let us know what time you will commit to staffing the booth. If you are able to help take materials to and/or from the event to set up and/or take down, please let us know that also. We will provide information about our booth location as soon as it has been assigned.


CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE AFDOP FLYER and help "spread the word!"

Earth Day 2006If you are more inclined to simply spend the day perusing the EarthFair and are not interested in staffing the AFDOP booth, please stop by and show your support for this important Bill.

For more information about EarthFair, click here to visit the San Diego EarthWorks website.
Please also read the section "Getting There" for transportation suggestions to get to Balboa Park on this very busy day.

Peace Dove SymbolSAVE THE DATES: Tues. March 28th, General Meeting in Encinitas from
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm...hope you can join us!

Seaside Church is located at 1613 Lake Drive, Encinitas, CA 92024; 760/753-5786.

Walter Cronkite, Marianne Williamson, Joaquin Phoenix are huge supporters and promoters of this Bill . It has been featured on CNN, MSNBC, and soon it will be featured on public radio/NPR!

  • Learn about the NEW developments in the DOP movement child abuse, gang violence
  • Learn how the DOP will help the military and police create training in peace-making
  • Learn how congressional support for the Bill is growing – there’s already many co-sponsors in the House and two in the Senate
  • Learn how to approach ANYONE regarding the Bill
  • Learn how YOU can get involved in a grassroots community that sponsors pro-peace, productive, fun and educational events.

Invite your friends, your neighbors, your teens . . . anyone you know who might be interested in learning about this important Bill before Congress. Contact Pat Mc Farlane for more info.

Peace Dove SymbolSAVE THE DATE: Sat. March 25th, Department of Peace Training Day ~ 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 PM at Agape Sanctuary (Culver City)

Join an expected 500 people to learn powerful techniques and tactics for lobbying Congress and advancing the Department of Peace Campaign. Meet and team with you local Congressional District Team Leader and other supporters in your area. Facilitated by Lynn McMullen, National DOP Campaign Coordinator, and California State Co-coordinators John Mc Neil and Christine Elliot. Sponsored by The Agape Peace Ministry.
Address: The Agape International Spiritual Center of Truth, 5700 Buckingham Parkway, Culver City, CA (see
In this workshop, we will be coached on:

* How to clearly communicate our commitment to peace to our Congressional Representatives.Department of Peace Training Day Flyer
* What the process is for getting the DOP bill passed.
* Defining a personal contribution in making an active vote for peace.
We will leave with a practical plan for implementing our next steps and receive a free packet of Dept. of Peace advocacy materials.

peace branch imageCLICK HERE to download the flyer - please help to spread the word!
(note: this is a large file size, so depending on your connection speed it might take a bit to download.)

PLEASE REGISTER YOURSELF by sending an email to with the following info:
First and Last Name
Phone (with area code)
Street Address
City, State, Zip
District number (if you know it)
NOTE: you can visit to look up your Representatives and District by entering your zip code; in the left hand section.

Peace Dove SymbolSAVE THE DATES: Buddhist Woman's Event Sat. Feb. 25th, 2006 ~ 12:45 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.

Join AFDOP as we reach out to other groups in our community!

The event is at the S.D. Community Center which is at 4828 Ronson Court, S.D 92111; near Clairemont Mesa and Convoy. Please meet there at 12:45pm to start setting up our outreach table. There will be an information break for the participants between 1:30 and 2pm with the event ending around 2:45pm. During the break time and at the end of the event is when people will be coming by the AFDOP table for information. Hope you can join us!

Peace Dove SymbolSAVE THE DATE: ~ CA SENATE ACTION DAY! ~ Tues. Feb. 14th

WHEN: Tuesday, February 14, 2006 at 12:15 p.m. - 12:45 p.m.
WHAT: California Senate Action Day!
WHERE: See the list of offices below

Join your fellow Department of Peace supporters as we make a coordinated effort to enroll Senators Feinstein and Boxer in supporting the Department of Peace legislation!
We'll be meeting simultaneously at all ten California Senate offices (six for Senator Boxer, four for Senator Feinstein) throughout the state. We'll bring giant cookie hearts (which can be bought at Mrs. Fields or other local bake shops) with a small sliver equal to 2 percent of the heart cut out representing the tiny investment we're asking our country to make in peace.
This is a critical time for our campaign. The sponsor and co-sponsor of the DoP bill in the Senate are both retiring at the end of this term, and we must find new champions for peace. Who better than Senators Feinstein and Boxer? It's time for California to step up and be the leader that it is and show the nation that Peace is Our Priority! All you need to do is show up wearing DoP T-shirts and/or buttons, and be counted!

Please RSVP via e-mail with John McNeil, Southern California Regional Co-coordinator, ASAP
Tell him
1) Which office you'll go to (see the list below)
2) If you can give or need a ride
3) What other role (if any) you'd like to play (see below)
4) How many other people you can bring with you
5) If you're willing to travel to another office where we need more people
It's important you RSVP so we can provide an estimate of participants for our press releases!

If you can also provide additional support, please let us know.

District Offices of Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA)

San Francisco
Phone: (415) 403-0100
Fax: (415) 956-6701
Address: 1700 Montgomery St., #240
San Francisco, CA 94111

Los Angeles
Phone: (213) 894-5000
Fax: (213) 894-5042
Address: 312 North Spring St., #1748
Los Angeles, CA 90012

San Diego
Phone: (619) 239-3884
Fax: (619) 239-5719
Address: 600 B St., Ste. 2240
San Diego, CA 92101

Phone: (559) 497-5109
Fax: (559) 497-5111
Address: 1130 O St., Ste. 2450
Fresno, CA 93721

San Bernardino
Phone: (909) 888-8525
Fax: (909) 888-8613
Address: 201 North East St., Ste. 210
San Bernardino, CA 92401

Phone: (916) 448-2787
Fax: (916) 448-2563
Address: 501 I St., Ste. 7-600
Sacramento, CA 95814

District Offices of Senator Diane Feinstein (D-CA)

San Francisco
One Post Street,
Suite 2450
San Francisco CA 94104
(415) 393-0707

Los Angeles
11111 Santa Monica Boulevard, Suite 915
LA, CA 90025
(310) 914-7300

San Diego
750 "B" Street,
Suite 1030
San Diego, CA 92101
(619) 231-9712

1130 "O" Street,
Suite 2446
Fresno, CA 93721
(559) 485-7430

Peace Dove SymbolSAVE THE DATE: ARUN GANDHI ~ Fri, Feb. 17th, 7 p.m. & Sat. Feb. 18th
at Seaside Church in Encinitas

Arun Gandhi, the grandson of Mahatma GandhiCelebrate the Season of Non-Violence with Arun Gandhi join the celebration on Friday, Feb. 17th, at 7 p.m. with luminaries of the Peace Movement and Arun Gandhi, the grandson of Mahatma Gandhi. This event takes place at Seaside Church - 1613 Lake Dr., Encinitas, CA 92024
Advance purchased tickets are$20 or $25 at the door. Call 760.753-5786 Ext. 4 Click here for directions and more info. Your ticket will not only admit you to a wonderful and inspiring evening of message and incredible music by a surprise artist, it will also enable Arun to continue his work with our youth to build a better future.

This Event will be followed on Saturday February 18th by a free seminar for our area teens, as Mr. Gandhi reaches out to our youth and shares his vision for a better world. There is no cost to the teens to attend this seminar, it is the gift of Seaside Church, in conjunction with Rev. Don Lundy of Sun City and Mr. Gandhi himself. The Saturday program is free to area teen groups. To arrange participation for your teen groups, please contact Rev. Katherine Economou at (760) 753-5786.

Sat., Jan. 14th, 2006 ~ 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Join AFDOP in San Diego as we peacefully participate with our community in this annual event!

“LIVING THE DREAM—LET FREEDOM RING” - This was our first organized AFDOP event last year and we had a GREAT time! Come join the fun as we peacefully march along with many other individuals and groups who honor and continue to do the work of the esteemed Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
This year’s parade route begins at Tailgate Park (13th and Imperial Avenue) in downtown San Diego, winding north on Park Boulevard to “J” Street, west on “J” Street to 7th Avenue, and south on 7th Avenue back to Tailgate Park (around “Park at the Park” and “Petco Park”).

Plan to meet the AFDOP group at Tailgate Park around 8:00 a.m. with a cup of coffee and a warm jacket, but be sure to bring water, a hat, sunglasses and sunscreen for the parade. We will receive a specific meeting place and time about one week before the event and will send a final email to the AFDOP list serve with those details.
As with last year’s event, we encourage you to wear your AFDOP t-shirt while marching in the parade. If you don’t have a t-shirt, or would like to purchase a new one, contact via e-mail CONTACT: Tricia

AFDOP-ers at the ML King Parade

Peace Dove SymbolSAVE THE DATE: 18th Annual MARTIN LUTHER KING JR.
ALL PEOPLE’S BREAKFAST ~ Mon., Jan. 16th, 2006

WHEN: Monday, January 16, 2006
Doors open at 7:00 a.m. – Breakfast starts at 7:30 a.m.
WHERE: San Diego Convention Center, 111 W. Harbor Drive, Section “C” upper level – Parking $8.00
COST: $15.00 per person

The San Diego Human Relations Commission and a plethora of community groups will once again be hosting the Martin Luther King Jr. All People’s Breakfast. This event celebrates the heroic, often unrecognized work of local grassroots groups and their leaders who work to create a culture of justice, freedom, peace and non-violence. Based on last year’s experience for those of us who were able to attend, the “All People’s Breakfast” is sure to be a deeply moving and uplifting event.
For the second year, the event includes “Community Space” for tabling to provide event attendees with an opportunity to become familiar with a broad range of organizations providing support and services to the community. AFDOP will once again participate in the Community Space by tabling after the breakfast to spread the word about the Department of Peace Bill.
If you plan to attend this breakfast and/or would like to assist with AFDOP tabling, please contact Tricia Tool.

More information about the program and tickets for this year’s All People’s Breakfast can be found on their website, at

peace branch imageTHANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO PARTICIPATED IN SAN DIEGO, CApeace branch image
and to our Special Guests that presented and inspired us
at our Feb. 12, 2005 Training Day


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