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Recent issues & events, pre-August 2010:
We need your help. PPDC endorses the California Majority Campaign,
an organizing effort to break CA's legislative gridlock by eliminating the Two-Thirds Rule
that requires a supermajority to pass a budget and makes good governance nearly impossible.
There's a new wrinkle in the campaign as of April.
Next step: Send a letter to Attorney General Jerry Brown.
Learn how and why by clicking here.
You can read about the idea that helped launch the campaign on this page of The Huffington Post—
a brainstorm by linguist/Democratic strategist George Lakoff.
Sunday, July 25th at 7:30PM
COME JOIN BILL MAHER
Alongside 4 Fabulous Ladies
LILY TOMLIN - PAULA POUNDSTONE
Geri Jewell - Kathy Buckley
with celebrity guest David L. Lander
Special Guest Former Senator Sheila Kuehl
HOSTED by Fred Willard
8162 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles
IT'S "LAUGHING MATTERS!"
A FANTASTICALLY FUN, JAM-PACKED NIGHT...ABOUT A SERIOUS MATTER.
A SPECIAL BENEFIT FOR CALIFORNIA ONECARE CAMPAIGN FOR SB 810
General admission $40
VIP Preferred Seating Tickets $60
Tickets tax deductible and all ticket proceeds go to the California One Care Campaign
Noted Author & Scholar
Presenting his New Book
Forging the Path to a Nuclear Weapon-Free World
Thursday, July 15, 2010
7:00pm - 9:00pm
At the home of Tom Camarella and Ronnie Jayne
4170 1/2 Madison Avenue
(go up driveway to back house)
Culver City, CA 90232
Come at 6:30pm to meet the author, have a glass of wine
and schmooze with friends
On the wings of a brand new era in American history, Tad Daley's brand new first book (May 2010) "Apocalypse Never"
makes the case that a comprehensive nuclear policy agenda from President Obama,
one that fully integrates nonproliferation with disarmament, can both eliminate immediate nuclear dangers
and set us irreversibly on the road to abolition.
"Apocalypse Never is an important and path-breaking book.
Tad Daley [click for bio] doesn't just look at why we should strive to eliminate nuclear weapons, he demonstrates how to make it happen.
This book is a must-read for anyone seeking to understand how to turn a grand vision into a political reality."
-John Podesta, President and CEO, Center for American Progress; White House Chief of Staff to President Bill Clinton.
This Event is FREE !
For a personally-inscribed book, the cost will be $23, cash or check only.
SPACE IS LIMITED, PLEASE RSVP
Looking forward to seeing you there!
Cara Robin. President, West LA Democratic Club
Ronnie Jayne, President, Culver City Democratic Club
Tom Camarella, President Emeritus, Culver City Democratic Club
Physicians for National Health Plan
California Single Payer
The Summer Conference
PNHP California is pleased to announce The Summer Conference, our first annual conference for the California single payer community. The conference is a collaborative effort of many organizations from the State Strategy Group and includes a full lunch and dinner buffet with presentations from state and national leaders in the single payer movement: Walter Tsou, Don McCanne, Margaret Flowers, Mark Leno, Sheila Kuehl, Michael Lighty, Paul Song, Andrew McGuire, Paul Hochfeld and more.
The Summer Conference has two objectives:
1. Review and respond to the recent federal health reform legislation.
2. Develop grassroots task forces of activists from across the state and across the spectrum of California single payer organizations. The task forces will focus on three key areas of activism: Education (speaking and media outreach), Advocacy (message-based and relationship-based legislative contact), and Growth (outreach to particular groups, demonstrations and rallies, regional coalition development).
Tickets are available at Event Brite for $95.50 for day and evening, or $65 for the day program and $45 for the evening program. We also have The $10 Deal for non-physicians that includes access to all the educational programs and educational materials but no meals. Please join us for one of the most important single payer events of 2010. And please forward our flyer, The Summer Conference Flyer to your friends.
When: July 17, 2010
Where: UCLA Faculty Center
What: Activist training and team building for the California grassroots single payer movement.
How do I sign up: Click here to use Event Brite to purchase tickets.
Where do I stay? The UCLA Guest House Hotel has rooms for $143/night.
Agenda: We'll have a link to the agenda page on the PNHP site when it's posted
2344 Sixth Street, Berkeley, CA 94710
P: 510.665.8523 | F: 510.665.6027
WEST LA DEMOCRATIC CLUB
CELEBRATION OF OUR CANDIDATES FOR THE NOVEMBER 2010 ELECTION!
* IT'S TIME TO ELECT BROWN AND BOXER *
AND THE REST OF THE DEMOCRATIC TICKET!
MANGLE MEG AND CRUSH CARLY!
DISS ABEL, GET KICKIN' STRICKLAND, your rhyme here...
SATURDAY, JUNE 26, 2010
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
KIM AND ANDRES DROBNY'S HOME
3547 Mountain View Avenue
Mar Vista 90066
No More Victims Fundraiser
Please Join Us for a Magical Evening of Classical Music
Paul Livingstone on Sitar & Jyoti Prakash on Tabla
Sunday, June 13th - 4:30 PM
At the Home of Eliza & Saro Boughous
1102 W Danton Drive, Glendora 91741
Please RSVP to Eliza at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Refreshments will be served.
Suggested Donation of $20 Will Benefit the Work of
No More Victims
No More Victims has brought ten war-injured Iraqi children to communities
across the United States for medical care, in an effort to advocate for
Peace. In keeping with our mission, Cole Miller, founder of NMV, is
producing a documentary series featuring the stories of these children.
Cole will share a brief but powerful segment of this video.
THE CONCERT FOR WINOGRAD
Free to Volunteers
On May 30, we’re throwing a party as part of our Get Out The Vote efforts—
and you’re the guests of honor!
Chris Shiflett (of the Foo Fighters)
and of course
our own Marcy Winograd, plus other very special guests.
Tickets are free. All we ask is that you:
*Show up at the campaign headquarters (11am to 9pm; see address below)
before May 30 and put in at least a two-hour shift phone banking or precinct walking
*Commit to just one more shift on GOTV week or Election Day
Tickets can only be obtained at the HQ--first come first served.
PLEASE NOTE, THIS EVENT HAS MOVED TO A NEW LOCATION, AT VENICE UNITED.
Venice United Peace Center: 2210 Lincoln Blvd., Venice, CA
Campaign HQ: 13432 Maxella Avenue -- C-16, Marina del Rey, CA 90292
That is within the Villa Marina plaza, just east of Lincoln and just north of the 90.
We are across the parking lot from the Barnes and Noble, next to the UPS Store.
Click here to see our full schedule of volunteer opportunities.
If you have any questions about volunteering, call Robbie at 661-212-3670
or email email@example.com
NATIONAL CALL-IN DAYS
Through May 21
Organized by a coalition of anti-war organizations.
Please call your senators and representative and ask them to vote against continuing and escalating the Afghanistan war.
Tell them it is time to reduce the number of troops in Afghanistan, not increase them.
It is time to stop pouring billions of borrowed dollars into a failed and unecessary war -- dollars the U.S. needs to borrow at a time of record debt.
Also ask your elected representatives to support H.R. 5015, Redeployment of U.S. Troops from Afghanistan, and its sister bill in the Senate, S. 3197.
These bills would require the President to provide a plan and timetable for "the safe, orderly, and expeditious redeployment of US troops from Afghanistan."
These bills are critical first steps for the U.S. withdrawal effort.
Sen. Russ Feingold and Representatives Jim McGovern (D-MA) and Walter Jones (R-NC) are leading this legislative effort.
You can see the list of co-sponsors, now more than 80 in the House, by clicking here.
SPRING CLEANING FOR MARCY
Bake Back the Democratic Party!
Yard & Bake Sale
Winograd for Congress
Sat., May 15 | 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
3532 Grand View Blvd. | Mar Vista CA 90066
To Volunteer or Donate: 310-601-4539
9:00 Rally and Walk with Marcy
9:00 - 1:00 Tabling, Bake and Yard Sale
13428 Maxella Ave., #198 ·
Marina del Rey, CA 90292 | (310) 822-3400
Attorney General and Judicial
Plus discussion of the
propositions on the June 8, 2010 Ballot
Thursday, May 6, 2010
Venice Center for Peace with Justice and The Arts
2210 Lincoln Blvd (At Victoria Ave.) Venice, CA 90291
Free street and lot parking
Suggested Donation: $5 (No one turned away for lack of funds)
Calling all "YES on PROP 15" supporters
Join in the fun at the Doo-Dah Parade
to support the California Fair Elections Act
May 1, 2010, 9am to 3pm
The Pasadena Working Group will have an entry in the Doo Dah Parade to help show everyone why we need to get politicians out of the fundraising game and you can help. If you are not familiar with the Doo Dah Parade, it's a parody of the Rose Parade, and the entries all have a fun and irreverent quality to them. We should also be getting some good press coverage and exposure for the Yes on Prop 15 Campaign.
The Parade route is under a mile and it will take about an hour to walk it. But we have to be there early for sign in. There is a $10/marcher fee. A more detailed information sheet will be sent out once we get all the information from registration. But we know now that we need bodies!!!
We will need need 2 volunteers to walk with the "Yes on Prop 15" banner at the front of our group, and someone with a megaphone announcing our rally call.
We will need at least one (hopefully more) volunteers dressed/labeled as politicians (suits, etc) but with a dog leash and/or strings attached to them. The strings will be held by volunteers dressed/labeled as corporations or special interests. The "corporations" will clearly be pulling the politician away from the crowd making making them do things.
We will need a separate group of volunteers handing out leaflets. The more the better.
We will need other volunteers who are carrying our rally signs and generally yelling and cheering for Yes on Prop 15 (probably when the megaphone person asks for a cheer).
We need your ideas and your hands to create all the costumes!
We will be having a prep meeting on April 24 from 10am to 1pm at:
Hill Avenue Branch
55 South Hill Avenue
Pasadena, CA, 91106
This is where we will be preparing the final costumes and coordinate our efforts. If you can march in the parade but can't make the prep meeting, that's OK, please send us an email at
Untangling Citizens United
and the Future of Campaign Finance Reform
Friday, May 7, 2010
11:30am to 2:00pm
Liberty Hill Foundation
2121 Cloverfield Blvd., Suite 113, Santa Monica, CA 90404
Please plan to use street meters or residential street parking
After the disastrous Citizens United decision earlier this year, President Obama warned that the Supreme Court's ruling would unleash a flood of corporate spending in political campaigns.
So what are the ramifications for the 2010 elections? And what does the ruling mean for campaign finance reform efforts? What legal arguments for and against reforms will prevail under this "New Court Order"?
Speakers at this informative panel include:
Grant Davis Denny, campaign finance legal expert, Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP
Jessica Levinson, director of political reform, Center for Governmental Studies
Stephen J. Kaufman, campaign finance legal expert, Kaufman Legal Group
Kelli Shope, attorney, Los Angeles City Ethics Commission
Kathay Feng (moderator), executive director of California Common Cause
This event is free and open to the public.
Registration is required because seating is limited. Hors d'oeuvres will be served.
To register visit http://www.commoncause.org/CA/UntanglingCitizensUnited
[NOTE: If this link doesn't work,
contact us at (213) 252-4552.]
If you are seeking MCLE Credit, you need to register with $50 either online or at the event.
Equality California's Candidate Forum
Hear from the leading candidates
for the most powerful positions in the state on issues such as:
LGBT Healthcare Protecting LGBT students
Prosecuting hate crimes against LGBT Californians. And more.
Sunday, April 25
*This is a free event*
10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Insurance Commissioner, Attorney General
3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Superintendent of Public Instruction, Lieutenant Governor
1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Hosted Lunch Reception 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Evening Reception, hosted hors d'oeuvres at Eleven Restaurant & Nightclub
Pacific Design Center
Meet the candidates at our lunch and evening receptions.
Hon. Larry Aceves Hon. Hector De La Torre Hon. Rocky Delgadillo
Hon. Janice Hahn Kamala Harris Hon. Dave Jones Chris Kelly Hon. Ted Lieu Hon. Pedro Nava Hon. Gavin Newsom Hon. Gloria Romero
Tom Torlakson Alberto Torrico
RSVP to attend in person
Watch live online at eqcapac.org/forum/online.
Submit your questions before the event to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Remind Obama Rally
President Obama is coming to L.A.
Monday, April 19: 3:30 - 6:00 PM
Remind President Obama of his campaign promises as he makes a rare appearance in Los Angeles.
The Remind Obama Rally will be held outside of the USC venue, at the new California Science Center on Figueroa and 39th St.
Bring friends, banners, and messages of peace!
Celebrating the life of Howard Zinn
Sunday, April 18th, 5:00 PM
Immanuel Presbyterian Church
3300 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles
Theresa & Blase Bonpane, Ry Cooder, Sonali Kolhatkar
Jim Lafferty, Tom Hayden, KB Solomon, Hector Aristizabal
Margaret Prescod, Ross Altman, Frank Dorrel, Wil B
Marco Rambaldo, Tom English, Larry Dilg, Mauro Sacchi
Screening of an Edited Version of
"You Can't Be Neutral On A Moving Train"
Documentary about Howard Zinn
Questions contact Shae Popovich at the OOA:
Media Sponsor KPFK 90.7 FM Radio: www.kpfk.org
Howard Zinn site: www.howardzinn.org
PDA invites you to join the real debate about America's future as we discuss:
A REPUBLIC, NOT A PROPAGANDA STATE:
The Fight for Journalism and Democracy in the 21st Century
Sunday, April 18, 2010
7 - 9 PM
Venice United Methodist Church
2210 Lincoln Blvd
(Corner of Lincoln Blvd., one block north of Venice Blvd.)
Center for Peace and Justice, Venice, CA
*click for map*
Featuring John Nichols and Robert McChesney
co-founders of Free Press, the nation's media-reform network
"The field of journalism is in such profound crisis that it cannot even summon the energy to make a case for its own existence. Nichols and McChesney make that case with great persuasiveness and clarity; indeed no two people are more dedicated to the transformative, democratizing power of journalism not as it is, but as it should be." -—Naomi Klein
Mimi Kennedy, PDA Advisory Board Chair
Marcy Winograd, candidate for California's 36th Congressional District
"John Nichols and Bob McChesney are the Thomas Paine and Paul Revere of our time. We ignore them at democracy's peril."-—Bill Moyers
This event is free and open to the public.
Click here for more info or
ROBIN CARNAHAN for Senate
Jane Albrecht, Marilyn Bittner, Mattie Lawson,
Sally Sirkin Lewis, Sara Nichols, Cookie Parker,
Joyce Rey, Tom Safran, Diane Sherman Smith &
For a Breakfast Honoring
Secretary of State
Democratic Candidate for the U.S. Senate – Missouri
Wednesday, April 14, 2010
At the Home of Joyce Rey
1177 Angelo Drive
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
Co-Host - $1,000
Patron - $500
Guest - $250
** Maximum contribution per individual is $4,800**
($2,400 for the primary, $2,400 for the general)
To RSVP, or for additional information, contact Lindsay Rachelefsky at
(310) 207-5039 or Lindsay@capstratca.com
“My Spiritual Journey”:
Sunday, April 11, 10:15 am
The Church in Ocean Park 235 Hill Street in Santa Monica
Free. All are welcome.
Distinguished Peace Leadership Award, Nuclear Age Peace Foundation, 2006.
Named "the most underrated humanist of the decade," Los Angeles Weekly
Blase Bonpane, Ph.D. is director of the Office of the Americas (www.officeoftheamericas.org). He has served on the faculties of UCLA and California State University Northridge. His articles have been published internationally as a contributor to the Los Angeles Times and New York Times.
Blase previously served as a Maryknoll Missioner in Guatemala during the revolutionary conflict of the 1960s. As a result of his work he was expelled from that country in 1967. On his return to the United States, Blase and his family lived at the headquarters of United Farm Workers with Cesar Chavez, where he was editor of UFW publications.
He is host of the weekly radio program World Focus on Pacifica Radio (KPFK, 90.7FM).
His books include:
Civilization is Possible, Red Hen Press, 2008.
Church in Ocean Park is wheelchair accessible.
Bus access by Big Blue Bus #s 1, 2, 8 and MTA #33. Small church lot.
Meter lots 1/4 block west of Main, $.75/hr to 10 hrs. Free parking 4th St & east.
You are cordially invited to a fundraiser supporting the re-election of
Congressman Dennis J. Kucinich
"America's Most Courageous Congressman"
* The pivotal vote for the first step towards health care reform,
he's continuing his leadership for single payer *
* The Congressman leading the effort to end the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan*
* The Congressman working for peace and economic security *
Sunday, April 11th 2010
3:00pm to 5:00pm
Home of Deidre Hall
Santa Monica, California
HOSTED BY: Deidre Hall
Ed Begley Jr., James Cromwell, Jodie Evans & Max Palevsky, James & Alyssa Sklar
Please RSVP to
Holly Brown at email@example.com and/or Vin Gopal at 732-299-5625 firstname.lastname@example.org
or click here to RSVP online.
Tickets may be purchased at the door or online
Please make checks payable to:
Re-Elect Congressman Kucinich Committee
P.O. Box 110475
Cleveland OH 44111
California Democratic State Constitutional Officer
Saturday, April 10, 2010
Governor - Lt. Governor - Secretary of State
Controller - Treasurer - Attorney General
Superintendent of Public Instruction
Jerry Janice Debra John Hector Dave Gloria Tom
Brown Hahn Bowen Chiang De La Torre Jones Romero Torlakson
Rocky Kamala Chris Ted Pedro Alberto Jerome
Delgadillo Harris Kelly Lieu Nava Torrico Horton
Peter Shurman, founding executive director of MoveOn.org,
has joined the governor's race as a Democratic contender.
This will be his first public appearance.
Gavin Newsom will join by phone for Q&A.
One Event / Two Locations
12 - 4pm
(doors open at 11 to meet & greet candidates)
Culver City Veterans
4117 Overland Ave
Culver City, CA 90230
(Simulcast Live on KPFK-FM)
3:00PM - 6:00 PM
UFCW Local 770
25949 Belle Porte Ave
Harbor City, CA 90710
Sponsored by the Democratic Clubs of the Westside of Los Angeles and the Greater South Bay
West LA Democratic Club, Culver City Democratic Club, San Pedro Democratic Club, Palisades Democratic Club, Westwood-Westside Democratic Club, 47th Assembly District Democratic Club,
4-Star Star Democratic Club, Westchester Democratic Club, Democratic Voter of the 52nd AD, Lawndale Democratic Club, LAX-Area Democratic Club, Stonewall Young Democrats of LA, Southern California Americans for Democratic Action (SCADA), New Frontier Democratic Club, Palos Verdes Peninsula Democratic Club, Progressive Democrats of the South Bay, Stonewall Democratic Club, Malibu Democratic Club, SoCal Grassroots, 41st AD Democratic Alliance, Progressive Democrats of Los Angeles, Progressive Democrats of Santa Monica Mountains,
Democratic Action Center
Westside: Cara Robin email@example.com
or Tom Camarella: 310.836.7557
South Bay: David Greene firstname.lastname@example.org 310.381.9899
or visit www.SoCalDems.org
Ilene Proctor Proudly Presents Great Minds Series #37
Renowned Author Charlotte Dennett
The People v. Bush
One Lawyer’s Campaign to Bring the President to Justice
and the National Grassroots Movement She Encountered Along the Way
Charlotte Dennett is a powerhouse writer/activist/ former attorney general candidate in Vermont who is determined to draw money away from right-wing authors and war criminals. How?
By focusing on those responsible and holding them accountable.
With Special Guest: Vincent Bugliosi, America’s most famous prosecutor. Author of best-selling Helter Skelter and The Prosecution of George W. Bush for Murder
WHEN: April 5, 2010
TIME: 7 to 9:30 PM
WHERE: Hosts, Jan Goodman and Jerry Manpearl
939 San Vicente Blvd
Santa Monica, CA. 90402
(corner of San Vicente and 10th Street)
Moderator: Congressional candidate Marcy Winograd and radio personality Lila Garrett, host of KPFK's Connect the Dots
Fee: $20.00 includes refreshments and drinks
$15.00 for PDLA, ADA, SCADA MEMBERS
Please rsvp via email: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org tel: (310) 858 6643 or (310) 458 7213
What I've Learned About U.S. Foreign Policy:
The War Against The Third World
Frank Dorrel will be at this free screening of his very informative film.
Saturday, April 3rd, 1:00 PM
At The Unurban Café
3301 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica
Just off the 405 and the 10 Freeway, West of Centinela
SATURDAY, MARCH 20th PROTEST in LOS ANGELES
Regional Protest Coordinated with
National March on Washington
Demanding an Immediate Withdrawal from Afghanistan and Iraq
Gather at Hollywood & Vine at 12:00 Noon
Money for Healthcare, Jobs & Education!
March 20 is the seventh anniversary of the criminal war of aggression
launched by Bush and Cheney against Iraq. Over 100,000 to perhaps, according to reputable estimates,
one million or more Iraqis have died.
tens of thousands of U.S. troops have lost their lives or been maimed
and continue to suffer a host of enduring problems from this terrible war.
This is the time for united action. The slogans on banners may differ, but
all those who carry them should be marching shoulder to shoulder.
Click here to download March 20 flyers and posters.
For more information contact:
Act Now to Stop War and End Racism
Prop 15 Kickoff Event
Outraged by the amount of money in politics?
We need YOU on the winning side of Prop 15, the California Fair Elections Act, and we know you can help make it happen. So please join us.
Special Guest Speakers include State Senator Fran Pavley, Assembly Members Mike Feuer and Julia Brownley, City Council Members Paul Koretz and Bill Rosendahl just to name a few. A special performance by The Billionaires will also make for some great fun and entertainment.
The June 2010 ballot is just a few months away!
Thursday, March 11, 2010
7:00 for Socializing, Event 7:30PM to 9PM
Leo Baeck Temple
1300 No. Sepulveda Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90049
Free Parking, Accessible LEED facility across from the entrance to the Getty Center
RSVP (we need to know if you are coming...)
Click here to go straight to the registration page
or via our Facebook page
41st ASSEMBLY DISTRICT DEMOCRATIC ALLIANCE
March 7, 2010, 2 - 4PM
SANTA MONICA MAIN LIBRARY
601 Santa Monica Boulevard
Multi-Purpose Room, 2nd Floor
Parking underneath library $1 per hour * Metered street parking
Annual membership dues for 41st AD Alliance members $10
Alliance Officer Eelction, Legislative, State and Region updates, Guest Speakers
This is a public meeting, free of charge, open to all registered Democrats & friends
MOBILIZE FOR DEMOCRACY TO SAVE PUBLIC EDUCATION
Join us to Save Public Education and Support the
California Democracy Act Initiative
PICK UP RALLY SIGNS AND
CIRCULATE/ SIGN PETITIONS
MARCH 4, 2010, 4pm
Location: Downtown Los Angeles -- Pershing Square, corner of 5th and Hill
Contact: Susie Shannon - email@example.com
Meet us under the purple tower starting at 3:30 pm
(Come prepared to march to the State Building)
**2010 ELECTION FORUM**
Meet the Candidates
The 2010 Primary Election is just a few months away. Now is your opportunity to hear from the candidates as well as ask your own questions.
Date: Sunday, February 28
[Next one April 10 -- see current listings above when details become available]
Time: 4pm to 7pm
Location: Olympic High School, 721 Ocean Park Boulevard, Santa Monica, 90405
(NW corner of Lincoln & Ocean Park Boulevard)
Now is the time to get informed. Get to know the people you will be voting for in the June Primary Election.
• Dean Florez
• Janice Hahn
• Chris Kelly
• Ted Lieu
• Alberto Torrico
• Hon. Hector De La Torre
• Hon. Dave Jones
...and more confirming each day!
For more information, contact Jonathan Troen, 310.560.4317, firstname.lastname@example.org
Santa Monica Democratic Club, Pacific Palisades Democratic Club, Progressive Democrats of the Santa Monica Mountains, Progressive Democrats of Los Angeles
Progressive Democrat running to
unseat corporate democrat Jane Harman as
U.S. Congressional Representative
Saturday, February 27, 2010
3 - 5pm
A Wine and Cheese Reception
Music and Fine Speeches
$30 donation requested
The Allen Home
3717 Mountain View Avenue Mar Vista, 90066
RSVP: Elly Fry (310) 966-4199
Neighbors for Peace and Justice
The West Side Progressives
National Call-in Day for Medicare-for-All:
Thursday, Feb. 25
A contributing factor to Congress' failure to pass healthcare reform is that what is being offered as reform will not solve the healthcare crisis in this country, is too complicated to understand and is too costly in this economic climate.
No wonder Americans losing their jobs are not engaged on this issue--they're worrying about a roof over their heads and where the next bag of groceries will come from.
Polls indicate the majority of Americans want Medicare-for-All. Despite all the recent activity around the "public option," it is still only a very costly band-aid.
On Feb. 25, tell your member of Congress that now is the time to pass Medicare-for-All.
To begin, click here and enter your zip code for contact #'s and talking points.
Join Progressive Democrats of Los Angeles
For our Monthly Meeting
Saturday, Feb. 20th, 10 - 1PM
Levantine Cultural Center, 5998 W. Pico Blvd., L.A.
It’s 2 blocks east of Crescent Heights (310-657-5511)
Each One Brings One (Help us reach out & diversify)
Betty & Stanley Sheinbaum &
Gore Vidal & The Host Committee
Cindy Asner, Ed Asner, Ed Begley, Jodie Evans, Lila Garret, Mimi Kennedy, & Max Palevsky
Invite You to Support Marcy Winograd for Congress 2010
Thurs., Feb 18
6 - 8 pm
Sheinbaums' Home in Brentwood
RSVP: Marcy@WinogradforCongress.com to receive location & directions. 310-578-9687
Enjoy Special Tunes Performed by Larry Dilg & Tom English
Meet Gore Vidal & Marcy Winograd
Partake of Savory Delights from Back on Broadway
Enjoy a Live Auction
If you cannot attend this event but would like to contribute, please make a check payable to:
Winograd for Congress 2010
Mail it to Attn.: Peter Froelich, Winograd For Congress, Durkee & Associates, 1212 S. Victory Blvd., Burbank, CA 91502
Marcy Winograd, a veteran public school teacher, is challenging Jane Harman in the 36th Congressional District (West LA to San Pedro). Winograd is a life-long peace activist who mobilized almost 38% of the vote in 2006, when she jumped into the primary race three months before the election. In her role as a founding member of the Progressive Caucus in the California Democratic Party, Winograd has put the Party on record calling for an end to the US wars and occupations of Iraq and Afghanistan. To prepare for the future, Winograd's platform calls for transitioning from a permanent war economy to a New Green Economy. To learn more about her campaign, visit: Winograd4Congress.com
Valentine's Day Fundraiser
Our Secretary of State
Sunday, February 14, 2010
9:30 - 11:30 AM
At the Venice home of Marjorie David and David Ewing
(Address provided with RSVP)
The Honorable Debra Bowen, longtime Venice homeowner and neighborhood activist,
former State Assembly member and State Senator, is running for
re-election as California's Secretary of State.
Let's show our appreciation on Valentine's Day for the dedication to our community and for outstanding leadership in California!
Debra stands for: Protection of our Privacy. Open Government. Clean Elections.
A Woman's Right to Choose.
Please join us in welcoming Debra! Continental breakfast will be served.
Suggested Donations to help Re-Elect Debra Bowan as California's Secretary of State
Big Kahuna: $1,000
Hanging Ten: $500
Cheater Five: $250
Head Dip: $100
Kawabunga, Dude!: $50
Personal credit card contributions may be made online through ActBlue:
Questions or to RSVP: Lindalucks@aol.com or call: (310) 450-2554
For contributions by check, or to fax credit card information, click here.
Deputy District Attorney Marc Chomel
for Winograd for Congress 2010
Sunday, February 7, 2010
11:00am - 1:00pm
Save the date: Sunday, February 7, 11 am - 1 pm
2925 Perkins lane, Redondo Beach, 90278
You Are Invited to a Special Fundraising Party Supporting
In Her Campaign to Unseat Jane Harman
Saturday, January 23rd, 7:00 PM
Frank, Jane & Emily Dorrel's
3967 Shedd Terrace, Culver City 90232
Blase & Theresa Bonpane, Bree Walker, Mimi Kennedy, Arlene Inouye,
Jeff Norman, Maureen Cruise, Sandra & Ulis Williams
KB Solomon, Dennis Davis, Andy Manoff & Larry Dilg
Hors d'oeuvres, Drinks & Desserts will be Served
$20 Donation for Marcy at the Door
(Or Whatever You Can Afford)
RSVP to Frank at:
310-838-8131 -- email@example.com -- firstname.lastname@example.org
Women Making History 2010
Champions of Women's Rights
Honoring Lily Ledbetter
Saturday, January 23, 2010
Time TBA: Call or e-mail below
Help raise funds for the re-election of Senator Barbara Boxer
Regent Beverly Wilshire
9500 Wilshire Blvd
Beverly Hills, CA 90212
Also seeking Table Hosts/Table Chairs -- those able to commit to bringing 9 other people or raising $2500. Hosts/Chairs will be invited to a special pre-reception with Senator Boxer
RSVP by January 15 to Diane Hart, 310-445-0099, email@example.com
The Unity-and-Diversity World Council (UDC) &
Interfaith Communities United for Justice & Peace (ICUJP)
Building Bridges Across Our Differences
Sunday, January 17th
Refreshments & Exhibits: 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Featured Program: 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Islamic Center of Southern California
434 S. Vermont Avenue, Los Angeles 90020
Interfaith Program Includes:
Religious Director, Islamic Center of Southern California
Dr. Grace Dyrness
Rev. Leland Stewart
Central Coordinator UDC
Blase and Theresa Bonpane
Office of the Americas
Edina Lekovic (Keynote)
Communications Director, Muslim Public Affairs Council
Stephen Rohde (Keynote)
With Musical Presentations from:
Stephen Longfellow Fiske
Suggested Donation $10
For more information or exhibits contact Unity-and-Diversity World Council
(310) 391-5735 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Honoring our rich diversity & the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King
PDLA MEETING SATURDAY, 1/16/10, 10am
Levantine Cultural Center, 5998 W. Pico Blvd., L.A.
It’s 2 blocks east of Crescent Heights (310-657-5511)
Bring new or gently used children's books for Winograd for Congress Campaign's Literacy Event.
PROGRESSIVE VALUES & ISSUES: What are they? How do we support them and get support for them?
BETRAYAL?: Woolsey's Baffling Endorsement of 'Blue Dog' Harman Riles Progressives
Rep. Lynn Woolsey (D-CA), co-chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus (CPC) and board member of Progressive Democrats of America (PDA), has confounded progressives by joining forces to support notorious 'Blue Dog' Democratic Rep. Jane Harman in her upcoming primary against PDA-backed Marcy Winograd of the grassroots progressive organization.
Get entire article at: http://www.opednews.com/populum/link.php?id=104639
Join Marcy and Fellow Winograd Supporters for a rally
Jobs, Not Wars!
Venice Votes Winograd
Saturday, January 16, 2010, from 3:30 to 5:00 p.m.
Corner of Abbot Kinney & Westminster Ave.
We will make our presence known at this well-trafficked corner with positive messaging about our candidate.
Please bring your friends, energy, signs, clipboards and pens.
Once we have established a healthy presence, we'll dispatch volunteers to pass out fliers and lawn signs and gather petition signatures to get Marcy on the ballot.
Wear your Winograd t-shirts and buttons.
This is our opportunity to show the area's support for Winograd; Marcy's explicit request is that we create a positive rally -- no signs about the opposition.
HELP NEEDED to make several large banners Saturday morning in Mar Vista, 10:00. Please email Sheri Myers at email@example.com. If anyone has a telescoping tent pole or painter's poles to donate to the campaign, we could use that for the banners. If you have paints, rope, brushes & rolls gaffer's tape, bring `em!
ALSO SEEKING graphic artists for other large (more arty) banners, House Party invites, Bake Sale invites, etc.
We need many smaller signs that display the Progressive values and encourage people to vote on 6/8/10 for Marcy.
Topanga Peace Alliance Monthly Film Night
Friday, January 8, 2010
Potluck 7:45pm, screening 8pm
TPA Film Night presents Life in Occupied Palestine
at Yoga Desa in Pinetree Circle
120 N. Topanga Canyon Blvd, 90290
Life in Occupied Palestine is an award-winning film by Anna Baltzer,
a Jewish-American woman who traveled through the West Bank interviewing Palestinians
living in what she regards as "Occupied Palestine."
The film provides an excellent introduction—in a down-to-earth, non-alienating way—to the nonviolent movement for freedom and equality in the Holy Land.
For additional information or to RSVP, contact Julie at 310-455-9389