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The next general membership meeting of the Wellstone Democratic Renewal Club will be on Thursday, July 30, starting at 6:45 pm, with access to Zoom at 6:30 pm.

Here is the link to the Zoom meeting.

U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders had it right all along.

In March, Senator Sanders said, “Let me begin by reiterating what I have said from Day 1 of this campaign, and that is that Donald Trump is the most dangerous president in the modern history of our country and he must be defeated. Tragically, we have a president today who is a pathological liar and who is running a corrupt administration. He clearly does not understand the Constitution of the United States and thinks that he is a president who is above the law. In my view, he is a racist, a sexist, a homophobe, a xenophobe, and a religious bigot, and he must be defeated, and I will do everything in my power to make that happen.”

The time to build a winning coalition to take on the White House’s current occupant is now. Speaking of which…

The electoral endorsement process for the Wellstone Democratic Renewal Club for local races in the age of the COVID-19 pandemic presents new challenges for the Club. The Coordinating Committee has decided that instead of a single all-day endorsement meeting (as we’ve had in the past), we will have two shorter Zoom meetings.

Soli Alpert will be presenting a proposed plan for accomplishing this after the main program of the meeting. This proposal will be sent to the membership in advance of the July 30 general membership meeting.

For our July 30 general membership meeting, our main speaker will be Peter Olney, former Director of Organizing for the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU). He was the Associate Director of the Institute for Research on Labor and Employment at the University of California, Berkeley. Olney currently trains and teaches building trades organizers.

Here is Olney’s article on how we must not just defeat Trump at the ballot box, but crush him in the Electoral College.

We will also hear about organizing opportunities to help flip the Senate:

  • Sheryl Walton: “Reclaim Our Vote – Combatting Voter Suppression in the South”
  • Andy Lazarus, Indivisible Elmwood: “Analysis of the Senate Races”
  • Ann Schwartz, Flip the West: “Phone Banking to Flip Arizona”