Notes on the platform discussion meeting on Jan 26th

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Dear Friends, Thank you for participating in the Wellstone Club meeting at the Niebyl Proctor Library on Thursday, January 26.  My apologies for taking so long to get this report out to you.  I can only plead heavy duty participation in meetings and demonstrations. The purpose of the meeting was to discuss the DRAFT of the Wellstone Club platform (which is attached for your convenience).  There were quite a few suggestions, additions, and amendments.  I’m listing those below: 1.  Organize work in the 10th CD (Tracy, Modesto, Turlock), a district wonky Clinton but where there is a Republican Congressman; http://action.dccc.org/pdf/dccc-on-offense. 2. Affiliate with California Forward . 3. Help cities across California pass their own campaign finance and electoral reform laws including public financing […]

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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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