Z Blog2019-10-21T22:41:58-07:00

Contact Gov. Newsom: Sign SB1!

Governor Newsom has indicated that he may veto SB1, the legislation that can protect California against Trump’s undermining of environmental protection laws. SB1 passed the Assembly and the Seante. Today’s San Francisco Chronicle has an EDITORIAL urging him to sign. This is a BIG ONE. Please DO IT. You can contact Governor Newsom via https://govapps.gov.ca.gov/gov40mail/ and urge him to sign the bill. The link also gives the Governor’s phone number. You can both call and write.

By |October 13th, 2019|

Looking for more ways to get involved?

Are you looking for ways to get more involved in local voter engagement groups? Look no further! We have three great options for you: Becca Freed, Indivisible Berkeley – They’re working on texting to flip Virginia and canvassing for CD-10. Andrea MacRae, East Bay Activist Alliance – They work to help elect Democrats all over the US, especially at the state level, particularly in areas that can flip red to blue. The East Bay Activist Alliance is an affiliate of the Sister District Project. Debbie Raucher: Swing Left – They organize activities for volunteers from the San Francisco East Bay area including Oakland, Berkeley, San Leandro and other nearby cities.

By |October 23rd, 2019|

Pandemic: A Nation and a World Tested

This from The New York Times: Many Americans have demonstrated heroic strength during the coronavirus pandemic, but the society itself has revealed profound weaknesses. Widening gaps in income, wealth and opportunity in the years before the virus hit left everyone more vulnerable to the disease. It undermined the nation’s defenses and weakened its response. Yet the devastation of the pandemic has also created an opportunity to begin to put things right, to ensure that the America that ultimately emerges is more just, more free and less fragile. Through this initiative, Times Opinion is exploring, and seeking to answer, basic questions about what the government owes its citizens, what corporations owe their employees and what we all owe each other. America was ailing long before the coronavirus reached its shores. Now we have the chance to make it better.

NY Times articles on diverse dimensions of the current crisis are listed here: https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2020/opinion/america-inequality-coronavirus.html
By |April 24th, 2020|

The pandemic proves we need single payer, Medicare for All

It is often said that events like the COVID19 pandemic open minds to bold ideas previously not accepted. We can see this every day — with both immediate and longer term solutions coming into clearer and clearer focus. We are also learning more about the crisis before the crisis — in the hospitals, nursing homes, working class communities, and especially among oppressed people.

By |May 25th, 2020|

Stop Talking about Looting

Got your attention, eh? So am I pro-looting or anti? Is that a stupid question or what–no, I’m not pro- looting. Having run my own shop and have worked with store owners who actually “put their business in the street,” by putting their trust and life savings out there, no. Yeah, and most of them are not covered for broken windows, have deductibles, etc.

By |June 2nd, 2020|

Turn Carolina Blue in 2022

Partners with the Carolina Federation: Turn North Carolina Blue in 2022 The Wellstone Democratic Renewal Club’s National Political Committee has partnered with the Carolina Federation in its efforts to Turn North Carolina Blue in 2022 – and in particular to pick up a Senate seat.  The Carolina Federation has now endorsed Cheri Beasley , the presumptive Democratic candidate. In an interview with Wellstone, Aaron Jamal, Senior Organizer for the Carolina Federation, said they are excited about supporting Ms. Beasley who has “a compelling combination of principled vision with the practical ability to win.” A win for this Senate seat in a midterm election will require extensive motivation and mobilization of voters, work that the Federation knows how to do. To help them achieve this grassroots outreach, the Wellstone NPC is committed to raising $50,000 for the Federation between now and November 2022. Thanks to the generous support of Wellstone members and others we have raised 75% of this goal! Help us help the Carolina Federation by adding your contribution. Every donation helps! Please consider a one-time donation or pledge a monthly amount to help the Federation flip this Senate seat. Please Donate Here   The Carolina Federation  

By |November 1st, 2021|