EDP LGBTQ and Allies Workgroup Meeting
Dec
11
6:30 PM18:30

EDP LGBTQ and Allies Workgroup Meeting

  • Raley’s Placerville; Community Room (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Please join us to meet and discuss plans for the EDP LGBTQ and Allies workgroup as we move into the new year. Now that the election is over, we have great opportunities to shape future goals and plans.

Agenda:

— Meet and Greet / Introductions.

— We will discuss high level goals and ideas to connect with LGBTQ resources and allies to support a community where LGBTQ people can thrive in a safe and culturally diverse community and support health, wellness, equality and justice.  

— We will also choose best dates, time and place for meetings going forward. 


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General Meeting
Dec
9
3:00 PM15:00

General Meeting

The General Meeting of El Dorado Progressives is where you find out about all the exciting events that are coming up in the next month and how to get involved. 

NO GENERAL MEETING IN DECEMBER

See you all in January 

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Progressive Alliance Calendar - December 2018
Dec
1
12:00 AM00:00

Progressive Alliance Calendar - December 2018

El Dorado County Progressive Alliance

Creating Energy & Strength through Unity.

Our alliance provides continuity and a communication network for citizens and groups dedicated to progressive causes.

 Click here for the full Progressive Alliance Calendar December 2018

Dear Friends,

Attached you'll find your calendar of local events for December! It's a light one, most activities are fun, and our wish for you and your families is a lovely December relatively stress-free!

We also hope you will remember our neighbors in Paradise and surrounding areas if you're volunteering time and making donations at this time of year. With that in mind, we're forwarding the following from MoveOn that recommends donations to North Valley Community Foundation.

Remember to share this calendar with your lists and others you think would like to have it!

Thank you all for all you do and we'll see you about town and in the new year!!

Peace,

Leslie & Patty

EDCPA


From MoveOn: 

Tens of thousands of people are homeless after the deadliest, most destructive wildfire in California's history.(1)

The horrific Camp Fire destroyed the town of Paradise and ravaged an area the size of Chicago.(2)

Even people who did not lose their homes can't go back because the debris and ash surrounding their neighborhoods is toxic.(3)

Many victims of the fire are camping in parking lots in below freezing temperatures or are at makeshift shelters.(4)

The situation is harrowing, and the needs are tremendous. And that's why we're raising relief funds for the North Valley Community Foundation, which is on the front lines helping families displaced by the fire and will eventually help the community rebuild.

Can you make a tax-deductible donation now to the North Valley Community Foundation to help victims of the horrific Camp Fire? 100% of your donation will go to the foundation's emergency response and long-term recovery efforts.

At least 52,000 people have been displaced by the fire. Hotels are at capacity, church and superstore parking lots have become tent cities, and disease is spreading at numerous makeshift shelters in what now looks like an outbreak of norovirus, a highly contagious infection that most impacts children.(5)

And now that the fire has finally been contained, the death toll—currently 85 people—is expected to rise, as first responders search for survivors and human remains.(6)

Can you rush an emergency, tax-deductible donation to support the Northern Valley Community Foundation’s relief and rebuilding efforts?

In recent years, MoveOn members have come together to chip in millions of dollars to provide much-needed assistance to victims of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico, residents in Flint during the water crisis, and immigrant families being separated on the border.

Our donations cannot wipe away the tragedy, but together we can ease the burden of those who are suffering and those who are working around the clock to help them.

The North Valley Community Foundation’s focus is two-fold:

  • Provide temporary shelter, food, and basic services to the people that have been displaced and are currently in shelters or sleeping in tents. This includes funds for portable toilets, portable showers, blankets, energy and water costs—and so much more.

  • Begin to map out and fund long-term recovery efforts, with an emphasis on creating after-school programs for kids, helping to rebuild schools, and providing longer term housing for people as they rebuild.

Thanks for all you do.

–Anna, Chris, Zachary, Anne, and the rest of the team

Sources: 

  1. "The deadliest, most destructive wildfire in California’s history has finally been contained," The Washington Post, November 26, 2018
    https://act.moveon.org/go/61340?t=5&akid=221166%2E1656890%2EPOHHTo

  2. Ibid.

  3. Ibid.

  4. Ibid.

  5. "With illness in shelters and hotels at capacity, wildfire evacuees desperately seek refuge," The Washington Post, November 19, 2018
    https://act.moveon.org/go/61341?t=7&akid=221166%2E1656890%2EPOHHTo

  6. "The deadliest, most destructive wildfire in California’s history has finally been contained," The Washington Post, November 26, 2018
    https://act.moveon.org/go/61340?t=9&akid=221166%2E1656890%2EPOHHTo

Want to support our work? The MoveOn community will work every moment, day by day and year by year, to resist Trump's agenda, contain the damage, defeat hate with love, and begin the process of swinging the nation's pendulum back toward sanity, decency, and the kind of future that we must never give up on. And to do it we need your support, now more than ever. Will you stand with us?

Click here to chip in $10, or whatever you can afford.

Contributions to MoveOn.org Civic Action are not tax deductible as charitable contributions for federal income tax purposes. This email was sent to Patty Wilson on November 30th, 2018. To change your email address or update your contact info, click here. To remove yourself from this list, click here.

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EDP Community Brake Light Repair
Nov
17
9:00 AM09:00

EDP Community Brake Light Repair

Free brake light and tail light repairs provided by El Dorado Progressives.


For those of us who can easily afford simple auto repairs, having a brake light out is no big deal. But for the less fortunate among us, this simple repair can result in getting a citation and a massive increase in cost and consequences. 

Show up to the Schnell School parking lot, and help people get this fixed—free of charge!

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EDP Second Anniversary Potluck Fundraiser - TICKETS REQUIRED
Nov
11
3:30 PM15:30

EDP Second Anniversary Potluck Fundraiser - TICKETS REQUIRED

Where were you on November 9th, 2016?  It’s one of those days that will forever live in the memories of every one of us.   It is also the birthday of El Dorado Progressives!

Come celebrate the second year of El Dorado Progressives and everything we've done together. Two years ago, most of us didn't know each other, and we didn't know there were over 2000 progressives in our county who were ready to take action. Since we're celebrating you, please send your photos and videos from the past year's actions and events to eldoradoprogressives@gmail.com, and they will be shown at the event.

SPACE IS LIMITED TO THE FIRST 180 RESPONDENTS, SO PLEASE GET A TICKET BY CLICKING THIS EVENBRITE LINK HERE.

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2018 midterm Elections
Nov
6
7:00 AM07:00

2018 midterm Elections

The 2018 United States elections will mostly be held on Tuesday, November 6, 2018. These midterm elections will take place in the middle of Republican President Donald Trump's term. All 435 seats in the United States House of Representatives and 33 of the 100 seats in the United States Senate will be contested. 39 state and territorial governorships and numerous other state and local elections will also be contested.

Click for more details.

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Die In for Democracy
Nov
3
10:00 AM10:00

Die In for Democracy

Join with our Young Progressives on November 3rd, at the State Capitol in Sacramento for a Die In for Democracy.

The Die In symbolizes the death of democracy if our people do not vote or use their voices to evoke change. The time is now! This is not a protest; it is a promise to keep fighting for democracy.

Facebook Event Page

Facebook Die In for Democracy Page

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Progressive Alliance Calendar - November 2018
Nov
1
12:00 AM00:00

Progressive Alliance Calendar - November 2018

El Dorado County Progressive Alliance

Creating Energy & Strength through Unity.

Our alliance provides continuity and a communication network for citizens and groups dedicated to progressive causes.

 Click here for the full Progressive Alliance Calendar November 2018

Greetings Progressives!

This is it! The time we've been waiting for for 2 years is HERE. This is our first chance to force real change since 2016.

Midterm voting on Tuesday (and absentee prior) will likely determine the fate of many of the programs and protections we never thought we'd lose.

TIME TO STEP UP!!

Please check out the activities taking place daily until Tuesday and pick a shift or 2 or 3. It's time to apply some pressure to our fellow progressives- there's no "sitting this one out" this year. Calling and canvassing isn't about discussing issues so much as asking fellow Democrats, Independents, and progressive voters to MAKE A PLAN TO VOTE.

Forward this calendar to your lists, families, and friends ASAP.Thank you all for your energy and efforts...it's ONWARD to ELECTION DAY!

Peace,

Leslie & Patty    

EDCPA

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Worker Solidarity Network Workgroup regular meeting
Oct
7
6:00 PM18:00

Worker Solidarity Network Workgroup regular meeting

Worker Solidarity Network Workgroup regular meeting, October 7 (Sunday) at 6pm, Pizza Factory, 1242 Broadway, Placerville. We will head over to the Pizza Factory after the EDP General Meeting, to discuss our ongoing campaigns to support the upcoming UFW contract negotiations, AFSCME negotiations, the Redhawk Workers struggle to unionize with UNITE HERE, and follow up on the Driscoll Berries Boycott National Day of Action results. 

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GOTV - General Meeting
Oct
7
3:00 PM15:00

GOTV - General Meeting

General Meeting is one week early this month.

Mid-term elections will be just one month away. Ballots will be in the mail the next day, Oct 8th.

Come and listen to the results of Sierra Forwards' latest poll of issues important in our district, from Les Francis.

Come and write postcards to encourage voters to turn out, bring a roll of postcard stamps if you can.

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Progressive Alliance Calendar - October 2018
Oct
1
12:00 AM00:00

Progressive Alliance Calendar - October 2018

El Dorado County Progressive Alliance

Creating Energy & Strength through Unity.

Our alliance provides continuity and a communication network for citizens and groups dedicated to progressive causes.

 Click here for the full Progressive Alliance Calendar October 2018

Greetings Progressives!

In addition to a packed calendar for October, attached this month you'll find the CA LWV recommendations on propositions as well as a flyer for the upcoming Pro-Morse rallies planned for this week!

Please join us in putting Jessica Morse's name in front of Placerville working folks and Apple Hill visitors on Thursday and Saturday. Bring a Morse yard sign, make your own, or send a note to edcprogressivealliance@yahoo.com and we'll bring you a sign! All positive please- see notes on the attached flyer. Hope to plan more for the month so let us know if you're interested!

Share this calendar with your lists, families, and friends and then get out there this month and help rescue our democracy! (And take in a few hikes, classes, and fundraising events along the way!)

Thank you all for all you do!

Peace,

Leslie & Patty

EDCPA

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International Driscolls' Berries Boycott Day of Action
Sep
29
1:45 PM13:45

International Driscolls' Berries Boycott Day of Action

1:45 pm at the Roundtable Pizza off Missouri Flat Road if you want to participate in the leafletting and/or delegations at stores.

3 pm at Hwy 50 and Spring Street, near the Shell Station, if you want to participate in the banners, signs and leafletting in this high-visibility location.

Saturday, September 29th, is the International Driscolls' Berries Boycott Day of Action, and our Workers Solidarity Network Workgroup is sponsoring two different actions. The first is a delegation and leafletting at a couple of stores, very briefly, to raise management's awareness of the many problems with Driscolls, including incredibly poor working conditions in San Quintin, Mexico, including the rape of female field workers, wages barely above slave labor, and workers exposed to powerful and toxic chemicals with no safety protections.

Another issue with this "WalMart of Berries" company is environmental pollution, and food safety. A brief training will be given to anyone wanting to be part of a small delegation that will speak to store management while others leaflet outside the store. 

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A second banner, and sign, rally along Hwy 50 at the Spring St. intersection is planned for those who prefer to engage in a high-visibility, group action. 

The WSN Workgroup is counting on your support and we hope to see you at one (or both) of these events!

Contact Scott Schroeder: schroeder.scott244@gmail.com 

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Workshop: Cultivating Hope in Difficult Times
Sep
23
12:00 PM12:00

Workshop: Cultivating Hope in Difficult Times

  • El Dorado Hills Community Services District (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Workshop: Cultivating Hope in Difficult Times

To be compassionate is to bleed; to feel deeply for the damage around you and to be moved to respond to it. This is a beautiful and invaluable instinct, but it is also costly. In days when so much need is at our doorsteps and on our news feeds, how do we attend to it all without becoming overwhelmed and consumed? How can we cultivate hope when it is hard to come by? 

Join author, pastor and activist John Pavlovitz for this workshop of authentic conversation that will provide you with techniques to help you stay focused and positive that will replinish your well of hope during this challenging time.

Tickets $45 at Eventbrite, seating limited to 100

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An Evening with John Pavlovitz: Building a Bigger Table
Sep
22
7:00 PM19:00

An Evening with John Pavlovitz: Building a Bigger Table

  • El Dorado Hills Community Services District (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

An Evening with John Pavlovitz: Building a Bigger Table

America has been forever altered. This election has taken a toll on all of us; on our families, our friendships, our local communities, and our faith communities. How can we respond to these days in a way that is redemptive? How can we create or renovate community in a way that transcends the differences that have been exposed and the wounds we’ve received? What does the bigger table look like in these uncertain times in America?

Join author, pastor and activist John Pavlovitz, and like-minded friends, for an evening of hopeful and uplifting storytelling, encouragement, humor, and honest conversation about what we’ve all been through over the last few years and the possible way forward.

Tickets $25 at Eventbrite seating limited to 140

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Special Reception with John Pavlovitz
Sep
22
5:00 PM17:00

Special Reception with John Pavlovitz

  • El Dorado Hills Community Services District (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Special Reception with John Pavlovitz

Want to meet John and engage with him in a small group? Purchase the Special Reception ticket and you will get a signed copy of his book at a wine and cheese reception that is limited to 30 people and begins 2 hours prior to the speaking engagement and runs from 5-6:30 p.m. You will also have access to preferred seating.

Tickets $125 at Eventbrite - includes admission to the Speaking Engagement that follows.

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EDP Community Brake Light Repair
Sep
15
9:00 AM09:00

EDP Community Brake Light Repair

Free brake light and tail light repairs provided by El Dorado Progressives.


For those of us who can easily afford simple auto repairs, having a brake light out is no big deal. But for the less fortunate among us, this simple repair can result in getting a citation and a massive increase in cost and consequences. 

Show up to the Schnell School parking lot, and help people get this fixed—free of charge!

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Day in the Park
Sep
8
3:00 PM15:00

Day in the Park

Day in the Park at Cameron Park Lake sponsored by Young Progressives and Sierra Forward.

Music, food, fun with voter registration and information.


Check out local bands Gypsy Solution and The Countermen.

$1 Tacos

Admission is FREE!

Get information about the issues that matter to you

Information will be presented by American River Conservancy, California Dreamers, plus informational booths on Fair Trade, POW, Women's Health, Black Lives Matter, LGBTQ+, Animal Abuse, Gun Control, and more! 

Come early as attendance is limited to 150 people.

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Progressive Alliance Calendar - September 2018
Sep
1
12:00 AM00:00

Progressive Alliance Calendar - September 2018

El Dorado County Progressive Alliance

Creating Energy & Strength through Unity.

Our alliance provides continuity and a communication network for citizens and groups dedicated to progressive causes.

 Click here for the full Progressive Alliance Calendar September 2018

Hello Progressives!

Attached you'll find the September calendar with another month of our new ELECTION section, a place where we've tried to gather the activities specifically related to replacing our replaceable rep!

There's a LOT going on and a TON of energy building for these last couple of months (absentee ballots go out in October!) All items are listed in the calendar section as well.

Join the fight and the FUN! Send postcards, make calls, canvass with friends old and new, and let's make this election season count- it's crucial!!

Also lots of other interesting, challenging, meetings, classes, hikes, and volunteer opportunities so read through the whole calendarand engage.

Please forward ASAP to your groups, friends, and friendly family members ;-)

Thanks for all you do!

Peace,

Leslie & Patty

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River Cleanup with ARC
Aug
22
3:00 PM15:00

River Cleanup with ARC

Join a crew from EDP to help remove debris and trash out of our neck of the American River, then join in a community BBQ & potluck meal in the Park.

River will be LOW. You can work from shore, wade in, or ride your kayak. Bring your kids.

To volunteer as part of the EDP team, RSVP by EOD Monday, 8/20 through this event listing. We will be given our assigned cleanup area a few days before. This is an annual American River Conservancy event. More info here: https://www.arconservancy.org/event/low-water-coloma-to-greenwood-south-fork-american-river-clean-up/

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