Wednesday, September 28, 2011

SDUT: Poll: DeMaio and Filner lead mayor's race

If next year’s San Diego mayoral primary were held today, the leading candidates would be City Councilman Carl DeMaio and Congressman Bob Filner, according to a new SurveyUSA poll.

DeMaio and Filner each received support from 25 percent of nearly 600 likely voters in a phone survey conducted from Friday through Tuesday on behalf of KGTV, Channel 10. The poll had a 4.1 percent margin of error.

Read the article here.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

SDUT: Young rips DeMaio during landfill debate

Young said: "You just disparaged this entire council, in what their intentions were and what we are trying to accomplish here today. You gave the impression that the only reason why anyone would not support this proposal is because of some outside influence. You heard some of the issues that were brought up today, Mr. DeMaio, related to environmental issues. You heard issues related to the federal government who owns this piece of property and what the impacts would be. And because of your ambition, you decided to throw this entire council under the bus and I'm just letting you know that I don't appreciate that."

Read the article here.

Community Rallies to Save U.S. Postal Service

Contact: Jim Walzenbach, 619-917-2013

Community Rallies to Save U.S. Postal Service
San Diegans Join Nationwide Call on Congress to Adopt
Sensible Reforms to USPS to Save Public Service

This fall, Congress will be making major decisions about the future of the Postal Service.  Will Congress consider the concerns of USPS customers and employees?

San Diegans will congregate today at several “Save America’s Postal Service” rallies in order to highlight the efforts to save the U.S. Postal Service through sensible reforms to its finances found in H.R. 1351 (A fact sheet on HR 1351  is attached). The rallies are taking place throughout the day at every Congressional District office in San Diego County as well as hundreds of others nationwide as a national day of action. The major action will be held at Rep. Duncan Hunter’s office in El Cajon.

When:             TODAY! Tuesday, September 27, 2011
                        4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Where:            Congressman Duncan Hunter’s office
                        1870 Cordell Ct.
El Cajon, 92020

For more information, contact  Jim Walzenbach at National Association of Letter Carriers Branch 70: (619) 917-2013.


Evan McLaughlin|Political and Legislative Director
San Diego and Imperial Counties Labor Council, AFL-CIO
3737 Camino Del Rio South, Suite 403
San Diego, CA  92108
tel: 619/228-8101 | fax: 619/281-1296
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Monday, September 26, 2011

Save America's Postal Service

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Sunday, September 25, 2011

SDUT: Bilbray again may face strong Democratic challenge

Former Assemblywoman Lori Saldaña has announced her candidacy for the redrawn 52nd District and Port of San Diego Chairman Scott Peters, former president of the San Diego City Council, plans to make a decision in the coming days.

Republican John Stahl, who has garnered early appeal among tea party activists, poses a challenge from the right.

Read the article here.

San Diego Mayoral Forum