Politics: Book of the Day
At the Tax March
Carolyn Shadle and Claire Richmond – center two ladies
Z Kripke (and her dog)
March For Science April 22, 2017
Science Trumps Ignorance
Carolyn Shadle (far left) and Claire Richmond (third from left)
EarthDay Fair, April 23, 2017
Carolyn Shadle volunteered
People’s Climate March April 29, 2017
Z. Kripke and the Casadys
Jerry W. (left) at the rally
the oceans are rising and so are we…
Clean, affordable water should not be a partisan issue.
Jim Evans, inspired by Daily Kos Briefing, writes,
“It’s my belief that the answer is not to privatize the infrastructure process, but to do it with public works govt. departments and pay for it by taxing those who can afford to pay for the rehab with a progressive tax formula, like we used to do.
As Professor Chalmers Johnson, wrote, ‘Great nations decline when their spending to maintain their empire exceeds their spending to maintain what gave them the ability to build their empire, namely their homefront infrastructure, especially their ability to educate their youth.’
The U.S. has been at this point since “W,” Cheney, Paul Wolfowitz, and others of their ilk, in 2003 started the U.S. on our current path to “Shock” and “Aw.” Of course, we were already on the path in 2003, but that administration gave it a huge butt kick with a giant kick in the rear.
The “Shock” is that our race to self-destruction hasn’t stopped, and the “Aw” is that we still have the time, and the ability to reverse it. The question is can we find the will to reverse it? Even so, it’s not too late.
Protect our Federal Land
Jim Evans writes, “Trump wants to rescind the 1906 Antiquities Act. He wants oil and coal companies to drill and mine on land set aside under this Act for us and our ancestors. Places like Monument Valley, and Escalante, and Bears Ears.
Trump calls our National Monuments a disgrace, and a grand theft of land from the American People. He says the land should really belong to Exxon, and Shell.
Teddy Roosevelt said that if we didn’t set aside land, it would be gone, and then you couldn’t get it back. TR must be sickened. I know I am.
I just gave some money to the Wilderness Society. They’re a good group. Please help them if you can.
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Working on Campaign Finance for San Diego
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Tell your representative “California has the strongest gun laws in the country – giving us one of the lowest rates of gun death. I don’t want the weak gun laws from other state forced on California putting my family at risk of being shot – which would happen under HR 38. Vote NO on HR 38.” http://www.bradycampaignsd.org
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Member, Jim Evans suggests two books – and ideas about how to get our government and economy back. Jim Evans book suggestions
What’s going on in San Diego?
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Trumping Trump: Making Democrats Progressive Again by former San Diego mayor, Bob Filner
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Send post cards.
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Help swing a nearby Republican-controlled District to Democratic in 2018. Find the closest to you at www.swingleft.org.
Stay Up to Date:
See the ACTION CENTER on the website of the San Diego County Democratic Party: https://sdcdp.ngpvanhost.com/action-center-things-you-can-do-today
San Diego Free Press publishes, EACH FRIDAY, an extensive calendar: “Progressive Calendar for San Diego Activists” For further information, go to www.sandiegofreepress.org.
Grandparents support a livable climate. “Stay Cool for Grandkids” is the Del Mar based group to join, www.staycool4grandkids.org. Talk to member Fred Randel for more information.
Indivisible group organized by LJDC member Betty Vorhies and Sabrina Kaplan. To join the CLOSED Facebook page, send an email to [email protected]. This group is one of 80 such groups in San Diego and hundreds around the country. Joanne Standlee has created a website listing current events and initiatives: https://indivisiblelajolla.com
For additional news from other San Diego County Democratic clubs, go to our club website, www.lajollademocrats.org and see the RSS feed on the front page from the San Diego County Democratic Party: “SDDemocratic Club News.”
Fact Check at Politifact at www.politifact.com
Weekly (Tuesday at noon) rallies at the Federal Building leaving messages for Senators Dianne Feinstein and Kamala Harris.
On February 14 the San Diego City Council heard from citizens before their vote on the proposal to file an amicus brief in support of Washington State’s lawsuit against President Trump’s Muslim ban. 400+ citizens were present. Most speakers urged the Council to vote to support. In the end the Council voted 8-1 (with Scott Sherman the lone dissent) to support.
February 20 and 22 Rep. Scott Peters held Town Hall meetings which many of our members attended to show support for Representative Peters.
Scott Peters’ response to constituents reads:
“Loyalty to Country First – Truth- Opportunity – Respect – Kindness….I refuse to let President Trump’s mean-spirited words and unconstitutional actions like a Muslim ban and attacks on the free press become the new normal. I want you to know that I will continue fighting for you, and I hope I can count on your support as well….”
On February 21 Hundreds of people assembled at the Federal Building to support the Climate Mobilization Rally, organized by Nancy and Derek Casady. John Meyer and Megan Phelps opened the Rally with “God Bless America.” If you missed it, you can Read More here.