San Fernando Valley Chapter Meeting 11-1-17

Join Sandra Fluke as she discusses "Making Our Voices Heard"




Sandra Fluke is the California State Director of an advocacy organization where she works on climate change, economic inequality, campaign finance reform, immigration, healthcare and criminal justice reform.  Prior to running for the State Senate in 2014, she garnered national attention by testifying before members of Congress regarding insurance coverage for birth control and she stood up to Rush Limbaugh's spurious attacks.  For her presentation, she will be addressing economic and social justice issues.  

We will also discuss the status of several California legislative bills that we have been following.  SB 562, The Healthy California Act, has become a two-year bill and the Assembly is currently holding special hearings on healthcare.  AB 249, the California DISCLOSE Act, was signed into law by Governor Jerry Brown and is set to go into effect in January.  

You can learn more about The Healthy California Act here.

You can learn more about the DISCLOSE Act here.

Bring a potluck item to share and a cellphone.  






November 1, 2017

Welcome - Mike Goldman                                                                                       

Treasurer’s\Fundraising Coordinator’s Report - Shirley Monson                              

Making Our Voices Heard - Sandra Fluke                                                         


Educate Congress Reports—September - Letter Droppers                                    

          Sherman, Cardenas, Harris

                    House—Oppose Republican Tax Plan

                     Senate—Oppose budget

IOT reports - IOT Organizers                                                                        

          End Corporate Rule, Voter Access Protection  

and Election Integrity, Healthcare is a Human

Right, ERA 3-State Strategy, End Wars and               


Political Issues - Teresa Priem

          DNC purge of Progressive Officers                                       

          Virginia Election      

          Alabama Election                                                                                      


          Bernie Sanders Introduced S. 1804, Medicare for All  

          Act of 2017, In Senate with 16 Co-Sponsors - Teresa Priem

          Tulsi Gabbard Introduced H.R. 3671, Off Fossil Fuels for a    

          Better Future Act, in House with 9 Co-Sponsors - Mike Goldman

          Budget Resolution and Tax Cuts for Wealthy - Mike Goldman


SB 562-The Healthy California Act  - Teresa Priem

AB 249-The Disclose Act - Teresa Priem

Action Item—Make your choice

Next Meeting---Dec. 6 at 7 p.m.–Location To Be Determined

In Memoriam

          Archie Gilette

          April 13, 1920 through October 9, 2017

More information, including how to make a donation in Archie’s memory, can be found at the following:


Upcoming Events

          Left Coast Forum, Friday through Sunday, Nov. 3 through 5, at Los Angeles Trade Technical College with Richard D. Wolff, David Swanson &  Aimee Allison at keynote speakers

          Refuse Fascism Protest – November 4, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. in Pershing Square

Author/Activist David Swanson, Nov. 4 at 7 p.m. at Peace Center in Culver City

Town Hall Meeting hosted by Assemblymember Matt Dababneh with California Attorney General Xavier Becerra, Nov. 8, at Reseda High School

Veterans Town Hall Hosted by Congressmember Ted Lieu, Nov. 10 at 2 p.m. at Wadsworth Theatre in West Los Angeles

DPSFV’s Truman Awards Luncheon honoring Karen Bass, Marilyn Grunwald & Garry Shay, Dec. 3 at 11 a.m. at Sheraton Universal Hotel


November 01, 2017 at 7pm - 9:30pm
Doris and Lloyd Dent's Home
Address will be given upon RSVP

Northridge, CA 91324
United States
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Emma Taylor Jerry Brown Rodney Lackey Pete Pearlman Mark Zimoski Juliette Hage Shirley Monson stephen updyke Eva Perkins Michael Goldman Teresa Priem
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