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Fresno County Democratic Party Newsletter 2017-02-06

Democrats Care! We Are Making a Difference.
These are difficult times. But we will push forward.
We are defending and protecting our principles.
We are standing in solidarity with everyone who is being unfairly singled out and attacked by the Trump/Republican agenda.
We are collaborating with like-minded partners.
We are reaching out to and embracing new people and new ideas.
We are promoting our progressive values.
It is imperative that we act now.
There are ample opportunities to act and have your voice heard!
Democrats will take back the dialogue:
March in the streets.
Write letters.
Make phone calls.
E-mail.
We have a voice.
The fight is on. We are facing a crisis, and we are the front line. If we do not act, no one will. The time to engage is now.
—Michael D. Evans, Chair, Fresno County Democratic Party

Your Feedback Is Requested
As we develop our strategies to connect with voters, your input is essential. Please take a few minutes to complete our survey here. Your responses will ensure that we have extensive input into our planning.

Contact Info for Federal Elected Officials
Contact your members of Congress today. Check out the list here.

 

 

 

Do you have a question about voting, civics, government, politics or how to express your opinion in a civil society and make a difference? Ask us. Our goal is to better understand and promote active citizen participation in American Democracy. We are the Voter Education and Engagement Project. Voting is a start, but we’re not done when the elections end.
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Twitter: @VEEPCA
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Precinct Leader Program
We want to keep open the lines of communication with Democrats by reaching out with volunteers who will connect with Democrats at the local level to resist any agenda that is contrary to our values as Americans and Democrats. We need 2–4 volunteers per precinct who want to meet other Democrats in their neighborhood to enhance civic engagement.
To sign up or learn more, contact Esperanza Avalos at 559-495-0606 or fresnocountydemocrats@yahoo.com.

Donate
The Fresno County Democratic Party exists with support from our community. We do not receive any funding from the national or state parties. Make a one-time contribution or become a monthly donor. We have a permanent year-round HQ to support Democratic candidates and activities in Fresno County. Contribute here.

Volunteer
We have ongoing volunteer opportunities. Join us in resisting the Trump administration initiatives, building the Democratic Party, supporting Democratic principles and electing Democrats. Sign up here or contact 559-495-0606 or fresnocountydemocrats@yahoo.com.


ACTION ITEMS


Strategic Action Committee
Help plan the strategies for the Democratic Party in the 2018 election cycle.
Monday, February 13, 6 p.m., Democratic Party HQ (1035 U St., downtown Fresno)
For more info, contact 559-495-0606 or fresnocountydemocrats@yahoo.com.

Watch Party for Bernie Sanders vs. Ted Cruz Obamacare Debate
Tuesday, February 7, 6 p.m., Democratic Party HQ, 1035 U St. (downtown Fresno)
Enjoy a potluck dinner while watching the debate; feel free to bring something to share with fellow Democrats.
For more info, contact 559-495-0606 or fresnocountydemocrats@yahoo.com.

Disrupt J20 Report Back: Dissent in the Age of Trump
Wednesday, February 8, 6 p.m., Engineering East, Room 191, Fresno State (parking code: 338716)
Since the day of his election, an unprecedented wave of resistance to Donald Trump’s language, policies, promises and executive orders has swept across the United States. Three Fresno area activists will report on the events of January 20 in Washington, D.C., when a coalition of groups formed Disrupt J20 to make certain that the transition of power would not be business as usual. Free of charge, wheelchair accessible and open to the public.

Journalism, Fake News and the First Amendment: A Panel Discussion
Thursday, February 9, 6 p.m.–8 p.m., Alice Peters Auditorium, Fresno State
Fake news is in the news and the news media are under assault. Panelists will discuss the state of journalism in 2017.

  • Faith Sidlow, Professor of Media, Communications and Journalism
  • Jes Therkelsen, Professor of Media, Communications and Journalism
  • Jim Boren, Executive Editor & Senior VP of the Fresno Bee
  • Joe Moore, Director of Program Content for Valley Public Radio

 

“Hear Our Voice” Activity
Wednesday, February 15, 6:30 p.m.–8 p.m., 1684 W. Dovewood Ave.
Get together and write postcards, share information and continue the work started at the women’s marches. Postcards will be provided or bring your own. Bring a finger food to share if you would like. BYOB.
RSVP to Marsha Conant 559-709-8016, conantm@aol.com, or Patty Van Vleet 559-288-7322, pvanvleet@comcast.net

Safe-Haven Resolution at Board of Education Meeting
Thursday, February 16, 1:30 pm., Fresno County Office of Education, Room 301 (Board Chamber), 1111 Van Ness Ave.
Support a safe-haven resolution reaffirming the Board’s commitment to keeping immigration authorities out of schools and encouraging all 32 school districts in Fresno County to bring forward a similar resolution. Newly elected member Nelson Esparza will introduce the resolution.

Safe-Haven Resolution at FUSD Board Meeting
Wednesday, February 22, 5:30 p.m., 2309 Tulare St., Board Room, 2F
The Fresno Immigration Coalition will present a safe-haven resolution for the Fresno Unified School District. Speak in favor of the resolution and/or show community support for the effort with your presence.
For more info, contact Samuel Molina, Mi Familia Vota, at 559-473-6096 or samuelm@mifamiliavota.org.

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