26 Oct

Terror in Trump’s America

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26 Oct

Paul Krugman NY Times Editorial: Health Care, Hatred and Lies

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26 Oct

In Memory of Candi Easter

Candi Easter

Candi Easter, a former California Democratic Party regional director for the Central Valley and longtime chair of the Kern County Democratic Party, has passed away. Candi would introduce herself as the “Queen of Kern County,” and we will miss the “Queen.” She was a staunch Democrat and supported the party at all levels. May she rest in peace.

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26 Oct

Judge denies Nunes access to secret depositions on Steele dossier

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26 Oct

Aileen Rizo for State Assembly Pizza Party!

Aileen Rizo needs YOU!

Please join us on Friday, 10/26 for some fun walking and yummy pizza! This is the 2nd to the last weekend before the election—we need you to help get Aileen Rizo’s name in front of voters. Every vote counts! Every door hanger distributed helps! 

Voting is the most important thing but there are easy and IMPORTANT things that YOU can do to get a Democrat, equal pay warrior, educator, and mom elected to the CA State Assembly.

We will meet in the Pizza Pit parking lot from 4:45 to 5, team up and then distribute Aileen for Assembly door hangers. When it gets dark (about 6:45) we will go back to The Pizza Pit and have a pizza party—compliments of the campaign.

If you can’t walk with us from 5-7, you are still invited to come enjoy some pizza from 7-8pm! You can pick up some doorhangers to distribute to your friends, family, and neighbors in District 23 and hear from Aileen about why she is the best choice for District 23.

Join Us! 

Questions, text Volunteer Sarah at 559-408-6699, email or message us at @aileen4assembly on Instagram and Facebook

See you soon!

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26 Oct

Dia de los Muertos Party + 1-min Survey by CSUF Students

Friday, October 26, 6:00 – 10:00 pm
Bitwise 700 Van Ness Ave
Community Alliance newspaper presents Noche de Calaveritas – A fundraising event to benefit local Spanish independent journalism. 

And, a celebration the one year anniversary of 
Lourdes “Lulu” Medina’s tenure as Spanish section editor.

Tickets $25 at the door

6:00 Lobby, Bitwise – Mexican tamales, savory appetizers, mezcal tasting, wine, and aguas frescas – 50/50 raffle ticket sales for cash prize – music by DJ Kase
6:45 John W. Dodson Theater, BitwiseMujeres Valientes, Delia y Diana, “Cantos de Protesta”, Poetess Aideed Medina, Open Mic reading of a calaverita or a poem
7:30 Intermission: Bitwise, LobbySpecial appearance of La Catrina from Visalia — Selfie time! Sweet Mexican bread, hot chocolate, final sale 50/50 cash raffle tickets
8:00 John W. Dodson Theater, Bitwise – Performance by Chilean artist AMALI’, “El Canto Valiente”, Recognition of local contributors by Lourdes Medina, Editor of Community Alliance Spanish section /Alianza Comunitaria, Raffle drawing – raffle prizes and 50/50 cash prize, Closing remarks and thank you for your support! Open Mic: Sing, Read or Play
Pan Valley Institute’s Fundraising Event

Friday, October 26, Noon to 9:30 pm – Food, Community Dialogues, Informal Networking, Multimedia Exhibit, Silent Auction, Entertainment throughout the day,

The Falls Event Center, 4105 W Figarden Dr, Pan-Valley Institute’s 20th Anniversary Event and Fundraiser, TICKETS $30. For more information and to buy tickets
Noon – 2 p.m. CULTURAL KITCHEN will serve Syrian, Hmong, Zapoteco, Mixteco and other immigrant cuisines. 3 – 5 p.mPLATICAS (community dialogues) — Platica #1 A Gender Perspective on Leadership, Platica #2 Protecting Love, Counteracting Hate, Platica #3 Interfaith Vision on Human Migration, Platica #4 U.S. History of Exclusion
5:30 – 6 p.m. BLESSING CEREMONY Conducted by two of the Chukchansi tribe’s female spiritual leaders. GRAND FINALE 6:30 – 8:10 p.m. Informal Networking, Music,  
Multimedia Exhibit, Silent Auction 8:10 – 8:20 p.m. Drum Circle 8:20 – 9 p.m. Where do We Go from Here? Imagining a Shared Vision, Acknowledgments 9 – 9:30 p.m. Poetry,
Seti X, Drum Circle, Banda
Saturday, October 27, Speakers and Dinner 4 – 5:15 pm , Performances 5:15 pm, Sal Mosqueda Community Center, 4670 E Butler Ave, FAMILY EVENT WITH FAMILY PRICING Teatro de la Tierra presents La Muerte Viene Echando Rasero / Death Comes Wielding Her Scythe, Celebracion del Dia de los Muertos / Dia de los Muertos Celebration, Storytelling by two Mixtec community cultural organizers followed by Q & A. Performance featuring Agustin Lira, Patricia Wells, Merlinda Espinosa, and Generaciaones. $15 Includes dinner & show; $10 show only; seniors & students $11 dinner & show; $6 show only; Children ages 12-9 $7 dinner & show, $4 show only; 9 & under show is free; $5 Child’s plate. Call 485-8558. Lots of details at
Sunday, October 28, 3 – 6 pm, 2231 W Dakota Ave, Dakota EcoGarden Open House and Potluck Meal,  everyone’s invited, bring food to share. Eat, tour, listen to former residents’ stories, enjoy some entertainment being arranged by Dixie Salazar – our artist, poet, harmonica duetist. We’d love to have a bunch of people come out to help us celebrate completion of our 5th year of giving hope and haven to many of our homeless friends. Nancy Waidtlow 224 – 1738, or for last minute directions: 225-2767
Saturday, November 10, 3:30 p.m., Fresno Center for Nonviolence, 1584 N Van Ness (on the southeast corner of McKinley and Van Ness). Meeting of the Central Valley Progressive PAC to discuss the outcome of the recent mid term election, how we will work with and get the newly elected politicians to support progressive issues. We will also discuss our own (CVPPAC) executive board elections which will take place in January 2019. FB event page for more info If you have any questions, call CVPPAC president Pam Whalen at (559) 994-9390

A day that celebrates peace, not war,
is the best way to honor the sacrifices of veterans
Monday, November 12, 5:30 p.m
Mitch Jeserich, of KPFA’s “Letters and Politics” will
speak on the topic
Armistice and Its Aftermath
Community United Church of Christ, 
5550 N Fresno St,
** Admission is Free **
One hundred years ago, on November 11, as World War I ended, nations were mourning their dead. They collectively called for an end to all wars. Armistice Day was designated as “a day to be dedicated to the cause of world peace”. After World War II, November 11 was rebranded Veterans Day. Honoring the warrior quickly evolved to the glorification of war and displays of militarism — the opposite of what the day once stood for. Veteran’s For Peace has an on-going campaign to #ReclaimArmisticeDay.

ar·mi·stice /ˈärməstəs/  noun 1. an agreement made by opposing sides in a war to stop fighting for a certain time; a truce.  synonyms: truceceasefirepeace, suspension of hostilities.
Tuesday, November 13, 6:30 pm, Fresno Center for Nonviolence, 1584 N Van Ness Ave, (SE corner Van Ness and McKinley across from Fresno City College). We invite you to the next Peace Fresno Meeting. Meetings are held on the 2nd Tuesday of the month.

One minute – Fresno Homeless Survey – Student Project
Peter McDonald writes: We are working with a group of Management students in a service learning project here at Fresno State to conduct a one-minute survey on finding transitional housing for the homeless in Fresno. The survey is anonymous but we do need your zip code. Please take a moment to fill out this very quick survey, both to help our students on their senior project, as well as provide important data for local social service agencies.

4 questions – one minute: Easy as that. And by all means FORWARD the survey on to your contacts in Fresno!
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25 Oct

TJ Cox just got off stage:

The contrast between me and my opponent couldn’t be more clear:


I just wrapped up my first and only debate with David Valadao.


The contrast between me and my opponent couldn’t be more clear:


I’ll fight to protect health care access for all Americans and won’t surrender to insurance companies when they fight to drop coverage for those with pre-existing conditions. I will defend the promise we made our seniors when we passed Medicare and Social Security and I refuse to let Trump run roughshod over farmers in this district with his ridiculous trade policies.


Meanwhile, my opponent, David Valadao, made it clear why so many in this community are frustrated with his leadership. He has no answer for why he’s voted time and again against his own constituents — especially on health care repeal. Nor does he have an answer for why his loyalties remain with Trump instead of those he is supposed to serve.


I’m proud of our work tonight, but we have so much work to do in these final 12 days.



Let’s flip the 21st,


TJ Cox






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