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Meeting to discuss the “Fight Back Platform”

Thursday, January 26, 2017
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Niebyl-Proctor Library, 6501 Telegraph Ave, Oakland, CA

We will be holding this meeting to discuss, modify, and organize the Fight Back Platform, a draft proposal for a platform to outline the range of issues that the Wellstone Club will work to advance, in cooperation with a wide range of political organizations in California. Our objective is to build a firewall at the borders of California to keep the disastrous policies of Donald Trump from affecting our state AND to serve as a living demonstration that a state with a Democratic majority can adopt and implement progressive solutions to economic and social problems. Please see draft proposal attached.

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Wellstone Club Resolution on California as a Sanctuary State

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Resolution on the Declaration of Sanctuary Cities in Alameda County And Declaration of California as a Sanctuary State Presented to and passed by the Alameda County Democratic Central Committee, January 4, 2017 By the Wellstone Democratic Renewal Club Whereas: President – Elect Donald Trump has made credible threats of mass deportations of immigrants determined, by yet unspecified procedures, to be undocumented; threatening the withholding of federal funds to Sanctuary Cities; and Whereas: President – Elect Donald Trump has made proposals that all Muslims be required to register with unspecified authorities; has not distanced himself from “white nationalists” who claim to speak in his name; has encouraged hatred of the LGBTQ sectors of our society; and Whereas: President – Elect Donald Trump has declared his intention to […]

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Toward Economic Equality: A Seven-Point Program to Ensure a Better Future for Us All

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The growth of economic inequality in the United States and most of the developed world since the early 1980’s is not an anomaly or a reversible blip, but the result of the imposition of policies guided by the ideology of unregulated free markets, lower taxes, particularly for the rich, and trickle-down economics. This world view, held by the economic and political elites, has dominated United States economic policy over the last three decades. It focuses on dismantling the legacy of the New Deal, which helped lead us out of the Great Depression of the 1930s and into the sustained growth periods of the 1950s and 1960s.

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Club Affirms “Black Lives Matter” to Alameda County Central Committee Through Resolution

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Black Lives Matter Wellstone Club Resolution to the Alameda County Democratic Central Committee Wednesday, Feb 4 7PM, San Leandro Library, 300 Estudillo Ave Whereas: On Black Friday, November 28, 2014, in response to a call to action from the Black community of Ferguson, MO, a team of 14 members of the #BlackLivesMatter network, dubbed the Black Friday 14, joined hundreds of thousands of others nationwide using civil disobedience to protest a discriminatory pattern of police and vigilante violence that has taken too many Black lives — including, most recently, the lives of Michael Brown, Aiyana Stanley-Jones, Tamir Rice, Tanisha Anderson, Antonio Martin, and Eric Garner; and Whereas: Instead of citing and releasing protesters, or charging them with the same minor […]

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The History of the Club – Jack Kurzweil on the 10th Anniversary Dinner

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Celebrated on April 27, 2014 Uptown Body and Fender, Oakland 4 to 7 pm The Wellstone Democratic Renewal Club was founded early in 2003 so we’re celebrating our 10th anniversary in our 11th year. That’s ok, we’ve been pretty busy. This club was formed because Matthew Hallinan persuaded a collection of people, many of whom had been working together since the 1960s, that the time was ripe for a progressive Democratic Club that had one foot in the world of electoral politics and another in the struggles for peace and social justice. The war in Iraq had begun and the government had been taken over by neocons. It was time that many progressives got off the fence and recognized that […]

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