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Spreading the News About the Minimum Wage Increase

Saturday, September 27, 2014
10:30 AM – 2:00 PM
Berkeley City College, 2050 Center Street, Berkeley, CA

Help us educate Berkeley’s work force about the new law that protects them and their wages! Join us for a day of action as we visit the shops and restaurants in Berkeley to educate and distribute essential information to the low-wage workers that run our city. Free coffee & breakfast will be available to volunteers! […]

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All-Club Monthly Meeting (September)

Thursday, September 18, 2014
6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Humanist Hall in Oakland, 390 27th Street, Oakland,

This month, Conn Hallinan leads a discussion on current developments in US International Policy. Then we vote on more endorsements for the upcoming General Election, including Oakland School Board, Oakland Auditor; Berkeley Measures R, F, P and S; and Propositions 2 and 46.

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The Economic Crises: A basic five point program of Recovery and Renewal

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As consumer spending decreases credit dries up, businesses purchase less and lay-off employees thus creating a downward economic spiral. This can only be reversed by focused and bold government action, particularly at the federal level. While the Obama administration has made half-steps towards addressing some of these problems with the Economic Stimulus package 0f 2009 and the Financial Reform Act of 2010, the basic underlying problems still persist, and unless reversed will inevitably lead to future economic shocks, chronic unemployment, and increasing income inequality.

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Progressives in the Era of Obama

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The incredibly rapid shift in the political climate in America has brought to light an important dynamic in our nation. Just three short years ago, Karl Rove was talking about a permanent Republican majority. What can account for such a rapid turn around? What could explain how our country could shift so rapidly from one […]

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Letter to Debra Bowen: Allow Former Felons Right to Vote

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Dear Secretary Bowen, We join with the ACLU in urging you to reconsider your office’s recent determination that people released from California’s prison to local community supervision under California’s criminal justice realignment are not eligible to vote. These individuals are neither in prison nor on parole, the only narrow grounds upon which California’s felony disenfranchisement […]

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