SOME PAST SAN DIEGO EVENTS:
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of Lynn McMullen from San Diego Training Day
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with reminders of monthly meetings and regular updates on the progress
of AFDOP and the Department of Peace.
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
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
For more details, as well as to
read Julia Ward Howe's "MOTHERS DAY PROCLAMATION", please click
THE DATES: Sun. April 23rd, EarthFair 2006 in Balboa Park from
10am to 5pm ~ Join AFDOP for the 17th Annual 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 for
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.
IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO PARTICIPATE AT EARTHFAIR
PLEASE CLICK HERE.
TO DOWNLOAD THE AFDOP FLYER and help "spread the word!"
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.
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,
- Learn how the DOP will help the military and police create training
- 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
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 www.agapelive.com).
In this workshop, we will be coached on:
* How to clearly communicate our commitment to peace to our Congressional
* 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.
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 email@example.com
with the following info:
First and Last Name
Phone (with area code)
City, State, Zip
District number (if you know it)
NOTE: you can visit www.congress.org
to look up your Representatives and District by entering your zip code;
in the left hand section.
THE DATES: Buddhist Woman's Event Sat. Feb. 25th, 2006 ~ 12:45 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!
THE DATE: ~ CA SENATE ACTION DAY! ~ Tues. Feb. 14th
February 14, 2006 at 12:15 p.m. - 12:45 p.m.
WHAT: California Senate
WHERE: See the list of offices
PLEASE IF YOU CAN'T BE PHYSICALLY PRESENT,
BE SURE TO CALL SEN. BOXER AND SENATOR FEINSTEIN'S OFFICE ON THAT DAY
AND EXPRESS YOUR SUPPORT FOR THE DOP BILL! (Phone numbers 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
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
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)
Phone: (415) 403-0100
Fax: (415) 956-6701
Address: 1700 Montgomery St., #240
San Francisco, CA 94111
Phone: (213) 894-5000
Fax: (213) 894-5042
Address: 312 North Spring St., #1748
Los Angeles, CA 90012
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
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)
One Post Street,
San Francisco CA 94104
11111 Santa Monica Boulevard, Suite 915
LA, CA 90025
750 "B" Street,
San Diego, CA 92101
1130 "O" Street,
Fresno, CA 93721
THE DATE: ARUN GANDHI ~ Fri, Feb. 17th, 7 p.m. & Sat. Feb. 18th
at Seaside Church in Encinitas
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)
THE DATES: 26th Annual MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. PARADE ~
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
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
THE DATE: 18th Annual MARTIN LUTHER KING JR.
ALL PEOPLE’S BREAKFAST ~ Mon., Jan. 16th, 2006
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 –
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
More information about the program and tickets for this year’s
All People’s Breakfast can be found on their website, at www.allpeoplesbreakfast.org.
YOU TO EVERYONE WHO PARTICIPATED IN SAN DIEGO, CA
and to our Special Guests that presented and inspired us
at our Feb. 12, 2005 Training Day