GET INVOLVED! RISE. RESIST. REPEAT.

This comes from Swing Left Monterey Peninsula:

Canvassing is the most effective method for Getting Out the Vote:

Canvas Sat, Oct 20th in SLO. Contact Robin Anderson (robinanderson@comcast.net or 831-601-6271) for additional details. 

Reach out to local candidates and canvas for them!

Phone Banks are the 2nd most effective method. And it is a local event!!

Where: Center for Change (C4C), 1238 Fremont Blvd in Seaside.

When: Thursday, October 18th Anytime you can make it between 5-8pm

Bring: cell phone, AND another device (tablet, laptop), your energy and passion! 

(Optional: chargers, headphones, snack/drink)

Additional Phone Bank Dates, all at C4C, all between 5-8pm unless otherwise noted:

Tues, Oct 23rd, RSVP to Cindy Murrah (cmurrah@hotmail.com)

Thursday, Oct 25th, RSVP to Cindy Murrah (cmurrah@hotmail.com)

Sunday, Oct 28th, RSVP to Cindy Murrah (cmurrah@hotmail.com)

Saturday, Nov 3rd between 9:30-12:30, RSVP to Pat Fletcher (pfletcher_ca@yahoo.com)

Sunday, Nov 4rd, RSVP to Pat Fletcher (pfletcher_ca@yahoo.com)

Campaigns are now using efficient auto-dialers. Your phone number is never visible. Training provided at the event. Get trained and continue from home, if desired. 

Rise. Resist. Repeat.

Let Your Voice Be Heard! Protect the Supreme Court from furthering the Phalocracy!

Last week, America bore witness to a man of exceptional privilege accused of sexual assault by a woman. Judge Brett Kavanaugh is perilously close to being confirmed to a lifetime term as a Supreme Court Justice - a position of tremendous authority and power, including taking away a women’s control over her own physical and emotional destiny. In a quest to advance a political agenda, the Senate Judiciary committee almost bypassed the responsibility of due diligence, despite Dr. Christine Blasey Ford’s sincere, powerful, and heroic testimony.

From our car radios, television screens, smart phones, and tablets, we saw the sacred process of a confirmation hearing to the Supreme Court of the United States of America turned partisan and political by both the nominee and Republican Senators – a blow to not only our system of justice but the balance and separation of power among the three branches of the United States government.

And this week, over and over, we heard the tired old phrase “boys will be boys” and the oversimplification that this is simply a matter of “she said, he said.” As women, we know no sane person would subject themselves to public scrutiny, ire and exposure for political gain as has been said of Dr. Ford’s actions. She is not a pawn. She is a strong woman who is someone to be admired by all. This week, while the FBI background investigation continues, there is much work to be done by all of us:

Call
Sen. Diane Feinstein: (202) 224-3841
Sen. Kamala Harris: (202) 224-3553

United States Capitol Switchboard: (202) 224-3121
Pass along to your friends and family in Maine or Alaska:
Sen. Susan Collins: (202) 224-2523
Sen. Lisa Murkowski: (202) 224-6665

It is imperative that the allegations against Judge Kavanaugh be fully investigated. Do not let the Republicans railroad this confirmation. It is too important for women. It is too important for justice. And it is simply too important for our democracy.

Onward!

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Even in California, Democratic women must overcome political hurtles.

Even in California, Democratic women must overcome political hurtles.

NEWHALL, Calif. — Diane Trautman remembers a time when “hardened attitudes” existed toward female candidates in Southern California, including the notion “that women don’t have the brain power or the stamina … to really be effective leaders.”

Fast forward to the present.

“We still kind of see that treatment from people locally, but that’s changing as well,” said Trautman, a Democrat who challenged Republican Rep. Howard “Buck” McKeon in the 25th District in 1996. Facing an incumbent with a campaign war chest 15 times the size of her own, she lost by 29 points... Read more here.

Declaration on Democratic Party Endorsement of Candidates Issued in response to the DCCC’s Policy Supporting Anti-Choice Candidates

The Democratic Women of Monterey County believe every woman and girl has the right to make decisions about her body, her health and her future. True equality cannot be achieved without access to safe, legal, abortion.
 
Yet the Democratic National Committee has dropped its decades-old policy of endorsing only pro-choice candidates. Electeds who would allow the criminalization of abortion in the United States would put women’s lives and health at risk...

ABORTION IN AMERICA: NEW DOCUMENTARY SHOWS HOW THE U.S. IS BECOMING 'THE HANDMAID'S TALE'

When the T.V. adaptation of Margaret Atwood’s seminal 1985 novel The Handmaid’s Tale began streaming on Hulu last month, many were quick to draw parallels between the Donald Trump administration and the fictional theocracy that controls the United States in the book and show. 

To Civia Tamarkin and Luchina Fisher, the team behind the new documentary Birthright: A War Story, which tracks the rapid swell of abortion restrictions in the U.S., those comparisons are entirely justified. Their documentary explores the myriad ways that the pro-life movement has worked to roll back access to abortion for women in the U.S. and to put the rights of the fetus, rather than the pregnant woman, first.

Senator Harris Statement on  President Trump's Budget

Today, U.S. Senator Kamala D. Harris, a member of the Senate Committee on the Budget, released the following statement in response to President Trump’s proposed budget for Fiscal Year 2018:

"At its core, this budget is a cruel betrayal of the middle class and threatens our ability to ensure basic public safety, public health, and public education. This budget makes clear the values of this Administration: it prioritizes those at the top, while leaving working families and the middle class high and dry.

From Hillary Clinton - ONWARD TOGETHER!

Over the last few months, we've seen something remarkable: From the Women's March to airports across the country where communities are welcoming immigrants and refugees to town hall meetings in every community, Americans are speaking out like never before.

I believe more fiercely than ever that citizen engagement at every level is central to a strong and vibrant democracy.

Kimberly Ellis Has a Message For You


Today, many Democrats face a difficult quandary in our red and purple districts: back an anti-choice Democrat, alienate women and ditch our core values, or leave the field to the Republicans. It's time we create another option. It's time we build the bench.

We, as a Party, are solely responsible for this quagmire. It's time for us to stop pointing fingers at each other, and instead look in the mirror and ask, "What have we personally done to help build the bench of pro-choice candidates in local office?" If the answer is "don't know, can't remember, or nothing"; well, let's stop talking about it - let's be about it.

Senator Warren has a new message for Donald Trump

Senator Elizabeth Warren has a new message for Donald Trump.

Will you watch and share this video of Sen. Warren making the case that the American people deserve to see Trump's tax returns and get the truth about what he's hiding?
 
Who pays Donald Trump? Who is getting rich off his presidency? Whose interests is he really working for? And what's he hiding? Those are some of the questions Senator Warren lays out and that we all deserve answers to. 

A Message from Millions 4 Roe

Legal and safe abortion and birth control hangs by a razor-thin margin in the U.S. Supreme Court. If Roe is reversed, the right to privacy—the right for women to make their own medical decisions in consultation with a doctor on abortion and birth control—will be gone. In other words, male-dominated state legislatures and Congress will make reproductive decisions for women. We must build the will for Senators to filibuster any anti-reproductive rights nominee to the Supreme Court.

Join millions in urging Senate leaders to filibuster anti-Roe Supreme Court nominees, and tell Washington we won’t go back!