PDA & PDA-CA, San Fernando Valley Chapter, Meeting on Pushing a Democratic House To Be More Progressive

Join Us on Dec. 13th for a Meeting on the Way Forward After Winning the House  

     In November, we elected a majority of Democrats to the House of Representatives.  What comes next?  How can we push the House to use Congressional oversight to hold the Administration accountable and to set a progressive legislative agenda?  Carolyn Chriss, of Indivisibles of Sherman Oaks, will discuss the new Indivisible guide "Indivisible on Offense," which offers a road map for the next two years to restore progressive, democratic values.  The guide is a follow-up to the "Indivisible Guide," which was written when everything was under threat, including democracy itself, due to Republican control.  Carolyn will also talk about partnering with PDA chapters in the Valley and we will look at how we can work with other progressive groups.  The new guide is available HERE.

     We will also discuss a couple of the progressive goals of the new Congress.  HR 1, the first bill to be introduced, will focus on anti-corruption, reforming campaign finance, ethics, voting rights and making things more democratic.  It is authored by  Congressmember John Sarbanes.  There is more info about it HERE.   PDA is part of a coalition pushing for a Green New Deal.  This could be done by establishing a Select Committee to create a plan that would transform our economy and society at the scale needed to stop the climate crisis.  More info is HERE.

     Last month we heard from Loraine Lundquist, a climate activist (and PDSFV member) who is a candidate for the L.A. City Council in the District 12 seat being vacated by Mitch Englander.  This month we will hear from another candidate, Brandii Grace, who is a neighborhood council boardmember running for this office, which represents residents in the northwest San Fernando Valley.  We plan on having other candidates speak at future meetings.  

     We will also have a report on the California Democratic Party's E-Board meeting last month.  You can check out a video of the PDA/PDA-CA meeting there at this link HERE. 

     The meeting starts at 7 p.m. at Shirley Monson's home in Encino.  Bring a potluck item to share.  

     To get the address of the meeting, please RSVP at the below link or e-mail Eva at evacperkins@icloud.com.

In Solidarity,

Mike Goldman and Teresa Priem   
Chapter Co-Leaders for
Progressive Democrats of the San Fernando Valley
Eva Perkins
Chapter Leader for
PDA-CA, San Fernando Valley
 

 

 

 

 

 

WHEN
December 13, 2018 at 7pm - 9:30pm
WHERE
Shirley Monson's home
Encino, CA
United States
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CONTACT
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