Sunday, May 27, 2018

Poor Peoples Campaign : CALIFORNIA WEEK 2




 Week 3 :The War Economy: Militarism and the Proliferation of Gun Violence


PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS WEEKS ACTION IS ON TUESDAY THE 29TH AND NOT THE MONDAY.
The Poor People's Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival is launching a massive movement, beginning with a season of sustained moral direct action, to address the crisis of poverty, racism, militarism, and ecological devastation. Every week for six weeks, people from across the country are congregating at over 30 state capitals to raise awareness about the unique and common ways they are affected by these 4 interlocking crisis.

Join us in nonviolent moral fusion direct action as we show our elected leaders we will no longer allow attention violence to keep poor and disenfranchised people down.
The focus for the third week of the Poor People's Campaign is The War Economy: Militarism and the Proliferation of Gun Violence. 
Capitol.  West Steps

12:30pm: Rally and Press Conference 
1:30pm: Demonstration 

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Progressive Voter Guide

 Sacramento Progressive Alliance
Progressive Voter Guide 
Vote Before June 5th!

U.S. Senate
Kevin de León

Governor
Gavin Newsom

Lt. Governor
Gayle McLlaughlin

Attorney General
Xavier Becerra 

Superintendent of Public Instruction
Tony Thurmond
Congressional District 4
Jessica Morse
State Senate District 4
Phil Kim
Sacramento County District Attorney
Sacramento County Sheriff
Milo Fitch 

Sacramento City Council District 5
Tamika L’Ecluse
       Sacramento City Council District 7
Tristan Brown

Sacramento County Office of Education Area 2
Sacramento County Office of Education Area 3

Yolo County Supervisor District 2
Don Saylor

American River Flood Control District
Rachelanne Rae Vander Werf

 Cal. Labor Federation recommendations.  Propositions:
Yes, 68;  Yes 69: No, 70; Yes 71; Yes 72. 

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Monday, May 21, 2018

Sacramento Progressive Alliance - Voter Guide

 Sacramento Progressive Alliance
Progressive Voter Guide 
Vote Before June 5th!

U.S. Senate
Kevin de León

Governor
Gavin Newsom

Lt. Governor
Gayle McLlaughlin

Superintendent of Public Instruction
Tony Thurmond
Congressional District 4
Jessica Morse
State Senate District 4
Phil Kim
Sacramento County District Attorney
Sacramento County Sheriff
Milo Fitch 

Sacramento City Council District 5
Tamika L’Ecluse
       Sacramento City Council District 7
Tristan Brown

Sacramento County Office of Education Area 2
Sacramento County Office of Education Area 3

Yolo County Supervisor District 2
Don Saylor

American River Flood Control District
Rachelanne Rae Vander Werf

If you live in Sacramento County, you can vote now.  Vote by mail ballots have been sent to all registered voters.

Friday, May 18, 2018

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Poor People's Campaign - Week 2


Photos by Rocky Zapata
Join Us
California Poor People's Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival
Rally & Demonstration Monday, May 21, 2018 
LINKING SYSTEMIC RACISM AND POVERTY: Voting Rights, Immigration, Xenophobia, Islamophobia, and the Mistreatment of Indigenous Communities

This is the second of six weeks of nonviolent moral fusion direct action across the country to show our elected leaders we will no longer allow attention violence to keep poor and disenfranchised people down.
Join us in Sacramento, CA at 2:00 p.m.(Areas #1 & #5- near World Peace Garden on 15th and L Streets) for a Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival rally and demonstration. The second week's theme is "LINKING SYSTEMIC RACISM AND POVERTY: Voting Rights, Immigration, Xenophobia, Islamophobia, and the Mistreatment of Indigenous Communities."
If you are interested in engaging in nonviolent direct action as part of the demonstration, you must attend a pre-training at 9am at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 1300 N St, Sacramento 95814. 
                    You do NOT have to risk arrest to attend this event.
 BECOME A VOLUNTEER TODAY!

To confirm your availability and sign up for task(s) or for more information please contact:  Mario Galvan, mario@zsc.org or Faye Wilson Kennedy at: fayek@springmail.com by May 18. 2018. 


PLEASE RSVP AT THIS LINK TO RECEIVE IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT THE DAYS PLANS: http://bit.ly/PPCWeek2

Socialist-Backed Candidates Sweep Pennsylvania State House Primaries | HuffPost

Socialist-Backed Candidates Sweep Pennsylvania State House Primaries | HuffPost



DSA backed candidates win.  We can too.

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Max Elbaum - Speaker

Max Elbaum presents 'Revolution in the Air'


The sixties were a time when radical movements learned to embrace twentieth-century Marxism. 'Revolution in the Air' is the definitive study of this turning point, and examines what the resistance of today can learn from the legacies of Lenin, Mao and Che.

It tells the story of the “new communist movement” which was the most racially integrated and fast-growing movement on the Left. These admirers of Mao, Che and Amilcar Cabral organized resistance to the Republican majorities of Nixon and Ford.

By the 1980s these groups had either collapsed or become tiny shards of the dream of a Maoist world revolution. Taking issue with the idea of a division between an early “good sixties” and a later “bad sixties,” Max Elbaum is particularly concerned to reclaim the lessons of the new communist movement for today’s activists who, like their sixties’ predecessors, are coming of age at a time when the Left lacks mass support and is fragmented along racial lines.

This event is FREE and everyone is invited.

Date: Sunday, May 20th, 4:00-5:30pm
Location: Time Tested Books, 1114 21st Street, Sacramento, California 95811
RSVP on Facebook

English Learners Need Your Support -Sacramento

Choosing Democracy: English Learners Need Your Support -Sacramento: The Community Priorities Coalition in Sacramento announces that it will present its alternative budget for Sacramento City Unified at Bo...

Monday, May 14, 2018

Progressive Alliance Voter Guide

 Sacramento Progressive Alliance
Progressive Voter Guide 
Vote Before June 5th!
U.S. Senate
Kevin de León

Governor
Gavin Newsom

Lt. Governor
Gayle McLlaughlin

Superintendent of Public Instruction
Tony Thurmond
Congressional District 4
Jessica Morse
State Senate District 4
Phil Kim
Sacramento County District Attorney
Sacramento County Sheriff
Milo Fitch 

Sacramento City Council District 5
Tamika L’Ecluse
       Sacramento City Council District 7
Tristan Brown

Sacramento County Office of Education Area 2
Sacramento County Office of Education Area 3

Yolo County Supervisor District 2
Don Saylor

American River Flood Control District
Rachelanne Rae Vander Werf

Saturday, May 12, 2018


‘Our People Are Being Hurt and We Won’t be Silent Anymore’
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California Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival To Kick Off Six Weeks of Non-Violent Direct Action Monday in Sacramento
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Protests Planned in Sacramento and over 30 State Capitals, Washington, D.C.
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Movement Demands Sweeping Overhaul of Nation’s Voting Rights Laws, Policies to Address Poverty, Ecological Devastation, War Economy
SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA —The California Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival will kick off a six-week season of nonviolent direct action Monday in Sacramento.  The Campaign is demanding a massive overhaul of the nation’s voting rights laws, new programs to lift up the 140 million Americans living in poverty, immediate attention to ecological devastation and measures to curb militarism and the war economy.

The Sacramento Progressive Alliance, and Democratic Socialists of America have prioritized participation n the Poor People's Campaign. Join Us.
The Monday rally in California is one of over 30 actions across the country by poor and disenfranchised people, clergy and advocates who will engage in 40 days of nonviolent direct action and voter mobilization, among other activities. As a movement, we aim at transforming the nation’s political, economic and moral structures by building on the work of the original Poor People’s Campaign 50 years ago.

To emphasize the urgent necessity for action, hundreds of participants are joining ‘Freedom Trains’, in solidarity with their 1968 counter parts. These caravans will be launching from  Los Angeles, San Diego and San Francisco. To Commemorate the daily hardships that Women  endure, these caravans will embark on Mother’s Day, May 13th, to join forces in Sacramento to focus on the first week’s theme: Somebody’s Hurting Our People: Women, Youth, Disabled, Children in Poverty and Right to Education.
"Though we have a reputation as being ’liberal’ in California, the four pillars of systemic racism, poverty, ecological devastation, and the war economy are rampant in our state and are ‘hidden in plain sight.’ With the 1% prospering in their unregulated wealth, California has the highest poverty rate when housing is factored in. We must shine a bright light on the oppression and interlocking injustices which poor, impacted communities must face everyday regarding local to statewide issues, including but not limited to: immigration and ICE, racist police violence, homelessness, evictions, inequity in education, the school-to-prison pipeline, gentrification, rising cost of living, low wages, and the continuous commodification of Mother Earth causing ecocide in poor communities, all of which could be eliminated in California if our state's leaders and legislators would create policies that had human rights and non-partisan morality at their core." - Kait Ziegler, Co-Chair of California Poor People's Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival

Thursday, May 10, 2018

Poor People's Campaign- Sacramento


‘Our People Are Being Hurt and We Won’t be Silent Anymore’
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California Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival To Kick Off Six Weeks of Non-Violent Direct Action Monday in Sacramento
---
Protests Planned in over 30 State Capitals, Washington, D.C.
---
Movement Demands Sweeping Overhaul of Nation’s Voting Rights Laws, Policies to Address Poverty, Ecological Devastation, War Economy
SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA —The California Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival will kick off a six-week season of nonviolent direct action Monday in Sacramento.  The Campaign is demanding a massive overhaul of the nation’s voting rights laws, new programs to lift up the 140 million Americans living in poverty, immediate attention to ecological devastation and measures to curb militarism and the war economy.
The Monday rally in California is one of over 30 actions across the country by poor and disenfranchised people, clergy and advocates who will engage in 40 days of nonviolent direct action and voter mobilization, among other activities. As a movement, we aim at transforming the nation’s political, economic and moral structures by building on the work of the original Poor People’s Campaign 50 years ago.

To emphasize the urgent necessity for action, hundreds of participants are joining ‘Freedom Trains’, in solidarity with their 1968 counter parts. These caravans will be launching from  Los Angeles, San Diego and San Francisco. To Commemorate the daily hardships that Women  endure, these caravans will embark on Mother’s Day, May 13th, to join forces in Sacramento to focus on the first week’s theme: Somebody’s Hurting Our People: Women, Youth, Disabled, Children in Poverty and Right to Education.

California Today: When Children Ask About Homelessness - The New York Times

California Today: When Children Ask About Homelessness - The New York Times

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Monday, May 7, 2018

Support the U C Strike

I'm sending this urgent alert from our Democratic Socialist Labor Commission. This strike is happening RIGHT NOW — read on to see how you can help.
In solidarity,
Maria Svart
DSA National Director
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This week, 53,000 workers at ten University of California (UC) campuses and five UC medical centers across California will strike. The DSLC stands in solidarity with them. 
The State of California is the fifth largest economy in the world, and The University of California is the largest employer in the state, so UC negotiations will have a ripple effect, setting standards for workers’ wages and working conditions across California. 
This is a historic strike with three unions participating: AFSCME, CNA, and UPTE. The Democratic Socialist Labor Commission supports UC worker militancy and encourages all DSA and YDSA members to support this strike. If you are in California, join the picket lines! If you can’t, share your photos and messages of support on social media.

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Bring Back May Day



Most of the world recognizes May 1 — May Day — as International Workers’ Day. Here in one of the few countries that doesn’t, it’s worth pausing to ask how U.S. workers are doing.
At an event last December, Fight for $15 organizer Terrence Wise recalled “going to bed at night, ignoring my own stomach’s rumbling, but having to hear my three little girls’ stomachs rumble. That’s something no parent should have to endure.”
Wise was marking the launch of the Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival.
Last month, the Institute for Policy Studies and the Poor People’s Campaign released The Souls of Poor Folka report on 50 years of change in the issues that affect working people, and particularly those at the bottom. We looked at systemic racism, poverty, militarism, and ecological devastation.
We found some startling and unhappy results. For the most part, workers like Wise are struggling hard to get by.
With the destruction of industries and the cities that housed them, the nature of our economy has shifted. Although the official unemployment rate is low, employment today often means low-wage work that offers little job security.
Our society’s treatment of workers has changed, too. For example, 28 states have passed so-called “right to work” laws that undermine the ability of workers to organize.

That’s meant steadily declining union membership, which keeps workers from getting their fair share of the wealth produced by the U.S. economy over the past 50 years. Despite enormous growth in the overall economy, wages for the bottom 80 percent of workers have remained largely stagnant.