March EDP General Meeting: Protecting Our Environment

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Sunday, March 10

Placerville Town Hall

549 Main Street

3 pm Social Snack & Chat (please bring snacks to share and your own cup)

3:35 to 5 pm Presentations on Green New Deal and Protecting the Environment: Political Action & Personal Responsibility

5 to 5:15 EDP Member Annual Meeting

5:15 to 6 pm EDP Protect Our Environment Workgroup meeting

Open to the public—invite a friend!

El Dorado Progressives General Meeting

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Parkland, One Year Later

Sunday, February 10, 3:30pm
Town Hall, 549 Main St., Placerville
 3pm       Chat with friends, make new friends, eat, drink, nosh, etc.
3:30 to    Meeting
5pm  
 
The theme of our February General Meeting is "Parkland, One Year Later." Come down and get an update on the student movement that formed out of the tragedy on 2/14/18 and on the progress toward sensible gun control.

Speakers will include Kathleen West from Folsom Foothills Moms Demand Action and Annabel Maguire who went with seven other El Dorado County students to join in the March for Our Lives in Washington, DC. 

We’ll also have an update on local issues, and our own Sean Frame will introduce himself as a candidate for Congress in 2020.

Civil Rights Now! Workgroup

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A group from EDP’s Civil Rights Now! Workgroup met at the County Library on Saturday, February 2 to donate books in honor of Black History Month. Over the past several months, Michael Saunders and Melinda Velasco researched a list of books pertaining to Black History that were not at our local library Then they created a wish list on Amazon for people to buy from and also solicited money to purchase books. In all, $600 were raised and 32 books were donated.

Immigration Rights Workgroup

The monthly meeting for the Immigration Rights workgroup is Thursday, February 7, 6pm at Tijuana Taqueria. We will have a guest speaker from Norcal Resist who will speak about their trip to the border, their work with the refugees, and what they learned. A representative from Unite Here will also be there to explain the work they are doing. They need volunteers. This volunteer job takes some training and willingness to give time.
 
We will also be holding a Spanish-language Know Your Rights event on February 21. Volunteers are welcomed. If you want more details contact RebeccaBGuinn@gmail.com or call 530-903-0402.
 
Immigration Rights is looking for volunteers for various ongoing jobs. One entails visiting the Yuba County Detention Center (a jail) to visit asylum-seekers without a US sponsor who are being held there. Many speak English; some have had no visitors for over a year. Volunteers would also be welcomed to go to a Sacramento bus depot to provide food, drinks, clothing and more to immigrants en transit to their US sponsor. The group is called Abueles Responde (grandmothers respond). You can learn about these volunteer opportunities at the meeting, or by clicking here to send an email.

Healthcare Workgroup

We welcome you to join a Community Conversation: What's Going on with Our Health Care? What is Guaranteed Health Care for All Californians?

Saturday, March 2
6pm               snack and chat
6:30 to 8:30   speakers, program,
                      discussion
3025A Cambridge Rd. Cameron Park
RSVP to Paul Burke, paulb1221@sbcglobal.net

Learn more about both State and National efforts to improve our health care system. Expert speakers and a film: Fix: It Health Care at the Tipping Point, and discussion about Great Expectations: California’s First Steps Toward Universal Health Care - Medicare For All.
 
Sponsored by El Dorado Progressives Health Care Workgroup and Foothill Progressives.

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Coming your way in 2019: January EDP newsletter

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This is a short newsletter to usher in the brand new year of El Dorado Progressives. Here are the coming events you might be interested in.

Thursday, January 10, 6:30 to 9 pm
LGBTQ & Allies Workgroup Meeting
Raley’s Community Room
166 Placerville Drive 

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Sunday, January 13
EDP General Meeting
Placerville Town Hall
549 Main Street

2 pm                   Workgroup Leader meeting
3 pm                  Gather, snack, chat
3:30 pm             General meeting

We will look back at 2018 and do some creative thinking about and planning for the months to come. Signs will be available for the Women's March. 

We are looking for new members for the EDP Steering Committee. The Steering Committee provides leadership to EDP and supports the Workgroup Leaders and actions. Does this interest you? Send a short paragraph telling us why to eldoradoprogressives@gmail.com.

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Saturday, January 19, 10 am to 3 pm
Women’s March
Downtown Sacramento, at Capitol
Meet-up location is being determined
Want to carpool? RSVP on Facebook event posting and say “want to carpool” in the comments section, and/or email Kathleen Barco at mkb842@msn.com.

Sunday, January 20, 9 to 11 am
Civil Rights Now! Workgroup Meeting
Placerville Natural Foods Co-op
535 Placerville Drive 

Monday, January 21, 4 to 6 pm
Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemoration: Sing-along and Candlelight March
Placerville Town Hall, 549 Main Street
4 pm Gather; 4:45 Program; 6 pm March

Hot beverages and snacks will be provided. Bring a candle! 

Sunday, January 27
Vote for district delegates at the ADEMs
What are ADEMs you might ask? Well, they are the people who help choose and endorse the Democratic Party candidates you are asked to vote for! An excellent slate of progressive delegate candidates has been put together and they need your support. Votes must be cast in person; only registered Democrats may vote but you can register on-site and then vote. Click here to view Facebook page or email Sarah Saunders at cmyst123@gmail.com for details, location and carpool information! Please show up and vote! 

Monday, January 28
EDP Healthcare Workgroup Meeting
We will continue our work on Expanded and Improved Medicare for All House Parties and Advocacy as well as promoting access to family planning services for teens and uninsured.
Location TBD. Click here for location information closer to the event.  

Midterm Elections on Nov. 6

Midterm Elections on Nov. 6

We are all working towards creating a Blue Wave. We want to flip the 04th Congressional District. We want to help out Democratic and progressive candidates wherever possible. Voting is the most important thing you can do—that individuals can make concrete contributions to help Get Out the Vote on November 6. For a list of things you can do as an individual, click here. The Big Blue Wave needs YOU!

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