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Earlier this (last?) week (or ~9 days go?), Assemblymember Marie Waldron, who represented Escondido as a State Assemblymember for ~6 years and previously its City Council member for ~13 years, made a now-deleted post on one of her official social media accounts about waiting for election results and her likely victory of the State Assembly District 75 race. The post included a photo of her, mostly likely staff member Tom Stinson along with 2 other individuals. Disturbingly, however, one of…

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2018 Preliminary Election Result Summary

2018 Preliminary Election Result Summary

As of November 11, 2018, 6:00 PM PST with 356,000 outstanding ballots left to be counted in San Diego County: The voter turnout in San Diego County is on-track to reach 65% based on 798,429 ballots cast and 356,000 outstanding ballots left to be counted in San Diego County as of November 11, 2018. The last time a midterm election reached 60% was in 2010 when turnout was 64.23%. In a race where Rep. Duncan D. Hunter (US CA-D50) had…

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Media Advisory: Rally and City Council Testimony Planned to Save Escondido Public Library from Outsourcing

Media Advisory: Rally and City Council Testimony Planned to Save Escondido Public Library from Outsourcing

MEDIA ADVISORY FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 21, 2017 Rally and City Council Testimony Planned to Save Escondido Public Library from Outsourcing Library supporters to gather Wednesday, August 23 at 3:30, prior to City Council meeting Escondido, CA: Supporters of the Escondido Public Library will once again rally outside Escondido City Hall Wednesday at 3:30 to protest Escondido City Council plans to outsource library management to a for-profit, out-of-state company. Attendees will be carrying signs and a banner made by children…

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Save Our Library: Call to Action Update

Save Our Library: Call to Action Update

The Save Our Escondido Library Coalition encourages all concerned Escondido citizens and library patrons to speak up NOW!!! Library Rally and Escondido City Council Meeting Wednesday, August 23, 2017 Rally ~ 3:30 in front of City Hall Council Meeting ~ 4:30 in Council Chambers At the Escondido City Council meeting on Wednesday, August 23, 2017, the Mayor and City Council are planning to vote on a proposal to outsource the Escondido Library management to a private, for-profit, East coast company…

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Media Advisory: Rally Planned to Save Escondido Public Library from Outsourcing

Media Advisory: Rally Planned to Save Escondido Public Library from Outsourcing

MEDIA ADVISORY FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 15, 2017 Rally Planned to Save Escondido Public Library from Outsourcing Library supporters to gather Wednesday, August 16 at 3:30, prior to City Council meeting Escondido, CA: Supporters of the Escondido Public Library will rally outside Escondido City Hall Wednesday at 3:30 to protest Escondido City Council plans to outsource library management to a for-profit, out-of-state company. Attendees will be carrying signs and a banner made by children who use the library. Petitions will…

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Media Release: Escondido Library Trustees Agree with Community: Vote Unanimously to Oppose Privatization of the Escondido Library

Media Release: Escondido Library Trustees Agree with Community: Vote Unanimously to Oppose Privatization of the Escondido Library

UPDATED FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  August 9, 2017 CONTACT: Laura Hunter, Escondido Indivisible, 619-997-9983, Christine Nava, Escondido Chamber of Citizens, 760-715-9053 Escondido Library Trustees Agree with Community:  Vote Unanimously to Oppose Privatization of the Escondido Library Save Our Library Coalition logs first big win, but the fight is not over Escondido, CA:  Sporting library heart badges, over 150 residents were on-hand as the Board of Library Trustees voted unanimously to oppose the outsourcing of the Escondido Library. Citing concerns about loss of transparency,…

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Media Advisory: Save Our Escondido Library Coalition

Media Advisory: Save Our Escondido Library Coalition

MEDIA ADVISORY FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 7, 2017 Coalition to stand against outsourcing at Library Trustee Board Tuesday, August 8, 2 PM at the Escondido Library Residents say degrading our library degrades our city Escondido, CA: On Tuesday, August 8, 2017, 2 PM at the Escondido Library, residents will urge the Mayor-appointed Board of Trustees to recommend against privatization of our library services. The Coalition now has 100s of members and is collecting signatures on two petitions opposing the outsourcing…

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On the Issue: Escondido Public Library Privatization

On the Issue: Escondido Public Library Privatization

Last updated: * August 27, 2017 to summarize Escondido City Council meeting on August 23, 2017.  Please see the end of this post for the most recent materials. Escondido Public Library Privatization June 14, 2017 At the Escondido City Council‘s meeting on June 14, 2017 (see agenda, meeting minutes and video broadcast, it was incidentally disclosed that the city was exploring cost saving opportunities by outsourcing library services. In a letter to the city council about the city budget for…

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AHCA Impact on Rep. Duncan Hunter’s 50th District

AHCA Impact on Rep. Duncan Hunter’s 50th District

Representative Duncan D. Hunter is a son of former congressional representative, Duncan L. Hunter, and currently represents California’s 50 District, which includes Escondido, in U.S. House of Representative. Resources H.R.1628 – 115th Congress (2017-2018): American Health Care Act of 2017, MacArthur Amendment and Upton Amendment The American Health Care Act: the Obamacare repeal bill the House just passed, explained This amendment could revive the GOP effort to reform health care. Here is its potential impact., Extra Billions for Health Bill?…

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