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.

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EDP to Observe Juneteenth
Jun
10
3:00 PM15:00

EDP to Observe Juneteenth

The monthly meeting of the El Dorado Progressives will honor the holiday of Juneteenth.

Juneteenth recognizes the events of June 19, 1865, when a Union army general announced in Texas that the war had ended and the slaves had been emancipated in January 1863.  For most, it was the first they’d heard of their freedom.

At the meeting, the film “Brown Eyes, Blue Eyes” will be shown with small group exercises and discussion afterward.

All are welcome. 

 

GENERAL MEETING - AGENDA

  1. Open Meeting - (20 minutes)

  2. Special Event / Movie - (50 minutes)

  3. Upcoming Events (10 Minutes)

  4. Meeting Adjourned

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Missing Samurai Found!   - PICNIC IN THE PARK
Jun
7
5:30 PM17:30

Missing Samurai Found! - PICNIC IN THE PARK

Missing Samurai Found!  State Parks and American River Conservancy have recently located the grave of the influential Japanese pioneer that started silk and tea farming in El Dorado county.  On Thursday June 7th, join the Protecting Public Lands group of EDP and State Park Ranger Emily Bertram for an exploration of this and other historic graves sites located at the Marshall Gold Discovery State Park in Coloma.

Meet at the Pioneer cemetery on Cold Springs Road at 5:30 .  (This is located on the East side of Cold Springs Road, just opposite the Old Coloma theatre. We will put out a sign.) We will then move to “the Marshall Monument” in the park, for further discoveries--- and to enjoy a potluck picnic with spectacular views.   Bring a dish to share and your own utensils. (We encourage “green picnicking” with use of reusable utensils) . All ages welcome.

 

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Candlelight Vigil - To honor those killed in mass shootings
Jun
3
6:00 PM18:00

Candlelight Vigil - To honor those killed in mass shootings

On Sunday, June 3rd, a group of Young Progressives are having a candlelight vigil to honor all those who have been killed in mass shootings. We will meet at Benham Park at 6pm and walk to the courthouse. We will be providing electric candles (if you have any at home please bring them). We would encourage you to make signs. After we reach the courthouse we will have a few individuals give speeches. The event will end at sunset.

We ask you to join us and participate in this event to mourn for those who we have lost too soon and to let those in power know that we are not giving up until change is achieved.

Please send the message out and invite all and everyone you can.

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Brunch with Congressman Eric Swalwell
May
5
11:30 AM11:30

Brunch with Congressman Eric Swalwell

Hosted by: Sierra Forward and the El Dorado County Democratic Central Committee

California's own Eric Swalwell, a key member of both the Intelligence and Judiciary Committees in the House of Representatives, will be our featured guest at a joint Sierra Forward/El Dorado County Democratic Central Committee fundraiser on May 5.

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Meet your Muslim neighbors
Apr
28
11:00 AM11:00

Meet your Muslim neighbors

  • 391 South Lexington Drive Folsom, CA, 95630 United States (map)
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Hosted by: Muslim Community of Folsom

Join us for our 4th annual open house event and learn more about Islam, Muslims and your local Muslim community

  • Hourly presentations on Islam
  • Meet and greet with the Imam
  • Tours of the Facility
  • Quran Listenting
  • Snacks and Refreshments
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Garden Tour - Opportunity to join others interested in Protecting Public Lands
Apr
28
10:00 AM10:00

Garden Tour - Opportunity to join others interested in Protecting Public Lands

  • 6699 Campus Drive Placerville, CA, 95667 United States (map)
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Join the Protecting Public Lands workgroup for a tour of the UCCE/Master Gardener Sherwood Demonstration Garden in Placerville.

Special emphasis will be on Native Plants and how to integrate them into a home landscape. The Garden is lovely this time of year with many flowers. Admission is free. Parking in the college parking lot costs $2.

This is an opportunity to meet others interested in working together to keep local public lands “public and protected”. Come join us at the:

Folsom Lake College - El Dorado Center

Take Green Valley road, turn on Campus Drive past elementary school and Folsom Lake College. Park in lot at gated dead end. $2. Follow signage to Garden. (Same road as the Observatory)

 

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Community Night
Apr
23
6:00 PM18:00

Community Night

El Dorado Progressives WORKERS SOLIDARITY NETWORK workgroup, together with UNITE HERE! Local 49 and Red Hawk Casino Workers invite you to come out to meet and support their efforts to organize a Union in our community.

Lite refreshments and food provided

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If you plan on attending the Community Night can you please respond to the Facebook Event so we have some idea on how many will be attending. This would be incredibly helpful! Thank you so much sisters & brothers!
In Solidarity
Scott Schroeder

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Meet the EDC Students from March for our Lives, DC
Apr
22
4:00 PM16:00

Meet the EDC Students from March for our Lives, DC

Come to this event to meet the students and hear them share their experiences in Washington, DC at the March for Our Lives. Hear tales of inspiration and find out how they took down the Legislative Director for our Congressman. Get direction on how we can support their ongoing actions.

Update: There will be a taco and burrito bar as a thank you to all who supported the trip and continue to support these students! Be on time and get something to eat.

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Town Hall For Our Lives
Apr
7
12:00 PM12:00

Town Hall For Our Lives

The El Dorado County March for Our Lives Students have organized their CA04 Town Hall in conjunction with students from Placer County March for our Lives. The event will be at the Oak Ridge High School Gym in El Dorado Hills this Saturday, April 7 from 12-2pm. So far, 4 of the 6 candidates for Congress are confirmed. McClintock has declined to attend. Show up to hear our candidates' views on what to do about Gun Violence. 

Kudos to these student activists for putting this together!

See their Facebook Event here www.facebook.com/events/202260486933576/


Town Hall Project

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El Dorado Progressives - General Meeting
Mar
11
3:00 PM15:00

El Dorado Progressives - General Meeting

This meeting, we'll delve into the political process with presentations from political insiders and experts!

Ever wondered how the local and state Democratic Party works? Want to learn about delegates, clubs and candidates? Michael Saunders will give us a quick view into the inner workings of one of our the political parties.

And if you ever wondered what we can do to get money out of politics, in the second half of our Move to Amend's Dawn Wolfson (Sacramento Affiliate)  and Keyan Bliss (National Leadership Team) will show us the way.  

From Move to Amend: As Progressives, we are all aware of the corrupting influence of large amounts of money on our political process.  Move to Amend is the only organization that is fighting this corruption on two fronts.  Our proposed Constitutional amendment will not only eliminate the legal fiction that money is equivalent to first amendment protected free speech, but also the absurd notion that corporations are entitled to the same constitutional rights as human beings.  We will be talking about how these things came to be, and how they have been used to subvert the democratic process and promote a corporate agenda over the needs of the majority of the people here in the United States. 

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Weekly Monday Mountain Democrat Picket
Feb
5
12:00 PM12:00

Weekly Monday Mountain Democrat Picket

Join EDP and Gerald Greenwood for the rolling Monday weekly picket against racism in El Dorado County.

Bring your signs promoting unity with all people - our common ancestors were ALL African

El Dorado County is Too Great for Hate

Day: Every Monday, rain or shine

Time: noon 

Place: corner of Ray Lawyer Dr. and Placerville Dr.

Contact person is Gerald Greenwood - "friend" him on Facebook and message him.

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