19 Jul


Dedicated to Peace and Social Justice
1584 N. Van Ness Ave.
Fresno, CA. 93728
Hours: M – F, 11 AM to 3 PM
559-237-3223    (559-23PEACE)
FCNV AUGUST (& Late July)  2017 CALENDAR
Dear Friends of the Center:  See below our August calendar.  I’ve added the play  “Us and Them” on July 30 at the Fresno Soap Co. at 4:30 p.m. and would like to draw your attention to the fact that it is a fundraiser for our Center, kindly arranged by Cherylyn Smith.  There are other performances taking place so hope that you can get to see a performance one way or another – though of course, we would especially like you to come to the July 30th   fundraiser performance. There will also be a post-performance discussion with the playwright and director followed by a social hour with a live jazz band.  Refreshments will be made available.  Tickets are $20.00 at the door.   Angela
Sunday, July 30th at 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., the Fresno Soap Co., 1470 N. Van Ness Ave., Fresno  presents the play “Us and Them” by Deshad Cato about the ongoing problem of police use of inordinate force against people of color.  It mirrors the Black Lives Matter movement, but has no qualms about taking all the characters’ perspectives into consideration.  With all the news of repeated police killings, this play is revelatory and enlightening, as it examines the inner-workings of institutionalized racism and how it robs us of our essential humanity.   Ultimately, the audience is challenged to think, open up to experience, and change the status quo.   There will be a post-performance discussion with the playwright and director. This evening’s performance will be a fundraiser for the Fresno Center for Nonviolence.   Refreshments will be made available.    There will be a social hour with a live jazz band following the discussion, with refreshments and wine, sold by the glass. Tickets are $20.00 available at the door.  For more information call FCNV at 559-237-3223 Mon-Fri 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Saturday, August 5 at 10 a.m. to 12 noon at the Fresno Center for Nonviolence, 1584 N. Van Ness Ave. (SE corner McKinley and Van Ness) The Center will hold its monthly Board Meeting.  For more information call the Center at 559-237-3223  Mon-Fri  11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Sunday, August 6 at 7 p.m. at the United Japanese Christian Church, 136 N. Villa, Clovis, CA the film “Hibakusha:  Our Life to Live” will be shown.  It is about the atomic bombings at Hiroshima and Nagasaki.  Through the eyes of two children, one Japanese and one American, it follows their separate paths from the propaganda and war games of WW II into the futuristic bombings of the two cities.  It is narrated by Phil Donahue.   Co-sponsors:  Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom, United Japanese Christian Church of Clovis, Veterans for Peace, Fresno Center for Nonviolence, Peace Fresno, UU Church of Fresno, Reedley Peace Center.   It is free and open to the public.
Wednesday, August 9 at  3-3:30 p.m. on KFCF 88.1, The Fresno Center for Nonviolence monthly “Stir It Up” radio show will be hosted by Angela Price.  Her guest will be Douglas E. Noll, JD, MA who left a successful career as a lawyer to become a peacemaker. He is an award-winning author, teacher, trainer, highly experienced mediator, and co-founder of the Prison of Peace project. They will be discussing his latest book “DE-ESCALATE: HOW TO CALM AN ANGRY PERSON IN 90 SECONDS OR LESS”  This is being pre-recorded so no call-ins this month.   Call the Center at (559) 237-3223 Mon-Fri 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. for more information.  For those who cannot listen at this time, we always record and publish a link to the radio show.
Friday, August 18 at 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Community United Church of Christ, 5550 N. Fresno Street, Fresno Report back by the Fresno caravanistas on their recent trip with Pastors for Peace Caravan to Cuba:  Gerry Bill, Leni Reeves, Jean Hays and Michael Ballen.  Please bring a dish to share.  The event is free and open to the public.   For more information call the Center for Nonviolence Mon-Fri 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 559-237-3223. 

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18 Jul

re: the health care repeal bill


Holding Donald Trump, his administration, and the rest of the GOP accountable is one of the most important parts of our work.

Become a Factivist today to get the latest information about what they’re up to, then forward these emails to your friends and family to keep them in the loop, too.


Hey there —

We announced something big this week: an unprecedented, multi-million dollar investment in state parties:

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Investing in state Democratic parties is how we’ll win elections and send more Democrats to state legislatures, governor’s mansions, and Congress — and that is critically important at a time when so much is at stake.

Here’s just one example: Senate Republicans are still trying to cut last-minute deals to shore up GOP support for their disastrous health care repeal. But at the end of the day, their bill still takes health care from the poor to give tax cuts to the rich:

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That’s why Democrats from all over the country are fighting back, sharing their stories, and speaking out about what affordable health care means to them:

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We have to keep fighting tooth and nail until we kill this bill once and for all. So, as always, keep tweeting, sharing, and taking action in your own community — every little bit counts.

Talk soon!

DNC Factivists

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15 Jul

Press Conference Tuesday, July 18 at Robert E. Coyle Federal Building, Fresno

Press Conference Tuesday, July 18 at Robert E. Coyle Federal Building

Hello everyone,

We are moving forward with the press Conference on Tuesday, July 18 at the Robert E. Coyle Federal Building at 11am.

This conference will be in regards to the New Senate Healthcare Bill and the recent attacks against DACA.

We are looking for speakers that are impacted by the Healthcare Bill and DACA. We need an additional 4 speakers. Please let me know if you can attend or if you have speakers available. 


Samuel Molina
CA State Director
Mi Familia Vota
5228 E. Pine Ave.
Fresno, CA 93727
C: (559) 473-6096
Follow me: @SMolinaFCA
Help us keep our work going. Donate today

Mi Familia Vota is a national non-profit organization that unites Latino, immigrant, and allied communities to promote social and economic justice through increased civic participation by promoting citizenship, voter registration, and voter participation. Mi Familia Vota is one of the premiere Latino civic engagement organizations in the country with operations in Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Nevada, and Texas.

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15 Jul

A Simple Guide To The GOP’s Health Care Bills: HuffPost

A Simple Guide To The GOP’s Health Care Bills

Senate Republicans released a new version of their health care bill Thursday, unveiling a proposed rollback of Medicaid expansion and funding, while ensuring hefty tax cuts for health care companies. Among other things , the bill reduces the number of middle-income people eligible to get tax credits for private health insurance, eliminates the individual and employer mandates, and bans Planned Parenthood from receiving any federal funding for one year.

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15 Jul

Your Weekly CDP Update


It’s been another productive week for the California Democratic Party. See below for a recap of this week’s activities.

Resistance Summer Rolls Through California
Last Friday, the Democratic National Committee’s Resistance Summer rolled through California at a rally held at USC in Los Angeles.

DNC Deputy Chair Keith Ellison and CDP Chair Eric C. Bauman were joined by DNC Vice Chair Maria Elena Durazo, Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda Solis, and Representatives Brad Sherman and Ted Lieu. The capacity crowd was fired up about protecting our health care, standing up for immigrants, and stopping Trump’s alt-right agenda.

Ellison and Bauman video screenshots

Here’s a great recap video of the event. And be sure to check this clip of Chair Bauman’s appearance on KNBC’s News Conference with Conan Nolan, where he discussed the Resistance Summer event.

Upcoming Events
Did you know the CDP maintains a calendar of upcoming events? From regional meetings to fundraisers to trainings, we’re happy to help our phenomenal Democratic Central Committees, Clubs, and Grassroots Democrats get the word out about the events they’re working on. Check out our events page here.

In Case You Missed It…
CDP Political Director Clark Lee called out the Republicans’ latest lies about the recall.

One week closer to 2018!

— CDP Update

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15 Jul


for the

4:30-8 PM

(cross streets Olive and Weber)




As  we walk and talk to our neighbors about the important issues facing all of us in these turbulent times

We will register voters,find out what issues are important to our neighbors, and discover how we can all work together for social and economic justice.

We will hold a brief social gathering with a light healthy buffet and go over the orientation and training for the canvas.

Please call Pam Whalen at 994-9390 for more information and to RSVP.

This event is co-sponsored by the Black American Political Action Club.

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15 Jul

Stay engaged until the very end

Kamala Harris

This is seven-year-old Myka:


After she was born, she remained in the intensive care unit for two weeks and has had two open heart surgeries. Before she turned one, Myka and her family had approximately $500,000 in medical costs.

Myka’s mom wrote to me, asking us to protect her daughter from any bill that would deny her health coverage. I want her to know that my Democratic colleagues and I won’t give up trying to protect and strengthen our nation’s health care system, no matter what the other side throws our way.

I need you to share your story about how the Senate Republicans’ new bill will affect you or someone you care about. We know the single most effective way to win this fight is to make it personal. So if you’re comfortable, please take a short moment to tell your story and I will share them with my colleagues in the Senate.

To everyone out there, please stay engaged in this fight until the very end. Next week is going to be the most important one yet and we cannot give up the calls to protect Myka and so many other children like her.

Thanks for everything you do.

Kamala Harris
U.S. Senator, California

P.S. Memorize this number and make those calls: (202) 224–3121



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