Many events are listed at the Fresno County Democratic Party Facebook Events page at:
Upcoming Events and information:
Nancy Grieser writes: Minimal effort = potentially HUGE impact. Your daily 15 seconds of activism. The Senate Committee on Homeland Security is inviting comment and COUNTING CALLS before it decides whether to approve Steve Bannon’s appointment to the National Security Council. Call 202-224-4751. (You don’t have to talk to anyone. The machine at this number takes messages.) Just say: “Hi my name is ______. I am from ____ [give your state] and am a registered voter (or an American citizen). I strongly oppose Steve Bannon being confirmed to sit on our National Security Council.” Feel free to express a reason or two for your opposition.
Tuesday, February 21
BUSES – RESERVE NOW – SEATING IS LIMITED for the Wednesday February 22 trip to Sacramento to support Campaign for a Healthy California’s rally and lobbying event. We have buses to take you to the rally and return you home (please be at the staging area 30 minutes prior to departure) from Fresno:
Bus Leaves at 7:30 am From: Parking Lot – corner of Blackstone and Gettysburg – Fresno, To reserve your seat, CLICK HERE.
Stand with the Campaign for a Healthy California https://healthycaliforniacampaign.org/ as we as we join with legislators, labor, community, nurses, doctors, healthcare advocates and grassroots activists to make a major announcement that will positively impact the future health of everyone in the state.
Tuesday, February 21 and following Tuesdays, 11:45 am – 12:45 pm
Every Tuesday Vigil is a noon-time peace, prayer and solidarity vigil in front of Congressman Devin Nunes’ office in downtown Clovis. It is a quiet, on-going, long-term presence and reminder to our elected officials that we stand strong for justice, tolerance, fairness, inclusion, actions and laws that protect ALL people. We are asking our elected officials to witness our presence and be mindful of the change we seek in government including themselves. This is not a traditional demonstration, rally or march. There is a time and place for that which we also support. This is just another tool in our resistance arsenal. If you attend, please respect our purpose of peaceful prayer, reflection and civil dis-obedience. Corner of 3rd St and Clovis Ave in downtown Clovis. Meet in front of the office Congressman Devin Nunes, 264 Clovis Ave, Clovis, CA 93612, Dave and Bev Derby email@example.com
Wednesday, February 22, 11:00 am, Secretary of State Auditorium 1500 11th Street, SACARAMENTO – Make your bus reservation on Tuesday. See info above.
Time for CALIFORNIA to Make Healthcare a Human Right! Stand with the Campaign for a Healthy California https://healthycaliforniacampaign.org/ as we as we join with legislators, labor, community, nurses, doctors, healthcare advocates and grassroots activists to make a major announcement that will positively impact the future health of everyone in the state. http://pda.nationbuilder.com/
Dr. Bill Honigman and Judy Hess, Progressive Democrats of America – California State Co-Coordinators, write:
Members of Congress are in their home districts – some are having Town Halls, others are attending dinners, etc. Tuesday, February 21: (Republican Congressional Representatives) Kevin McCarthy, CA-23 and Devin Nunes, CA-22, to be at Kern County GOP Lincoln Day Dinner, Ticketed event, 2/21/2017, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM, DoubleTree Hotel, 3100 Camino Del Rio Ct, Bakersfield, CA. We must make sure these lawmakers know we stand for single payer health care – nationally and in our state! While at these events please try to recruit the activists there to our state fight.
We encourage you to participate in these events! A few tips:
Our message is not in opposition to the people who will be there fighting to save the ACA. We want to improve and expand it by introducing a Medicare for All system. On the federal level HR 676 will get this done! We are all fighting to move forward, not backward, in healthcare coverage.
•Here in California we see the opportunity created by the Republican promise to repeal the ACA. •And the Democrats have both houses in our State which presents an opportunity to move Medicare for All legislation. •Therefore, we want to encourage fellow activists to join us in our campaign to move this forward. With the future of healthcare in California and the U.S. at stake, now is the time to act.
Wednesday, February 22, 2017, 2:00 – 3:00 pm, Repeated 6:30 – 8:00 pm
Islam: Beyond the Myths, Breaking Down the Barriers, Presentation by Amer F. Ahmed, Ed. D an intercultural diversity consultant, college administrator, facilitator, poet and Hip Hop activist, he channels his diverse experiences into work geared towards effective change. Clovis Community College, Main Campus, Academic Center Bldg One, Forum Hall, Room 150, 10309 N Willow Ave, Fresno (Willow & International), Social Justice Series – “Lifting Up Our Communities” Gurdeep Hébert, (559) 325-5378 firstname.lastname@example.org Free & open to public, free parking in student/unmarked stalls
Thursday (not Friday as listed earlier), February 23, 5:30 – 7:30 pm
Nonviolence Then and Now, presentation by Reverend James Morris Lawson (1928–) who is widely regarded as the pioneer of nonviolent tactics in the American Civil Rights Movement. Rev. Lawson led revolutionary sit-in workshops in Nashville, TN. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. described him as “the leading theorist and strategist of nonviolence in the world.” He continues to teach and advocate for nonviolent social change. His latest book is Nonviolence and Social Movements: The Teachings of Reverend James M. Lawson Jr.,Fresno State, North Gym 118,Free and Open to the Public; Parking Code: 269716 Veena Howard: email@example.com (coordinator)
Friday, February 24, 5:30 pm
Screening of Agents of Change (2016) From the well-publicized events at San Francisco State in 1968 to the image of black students with guns emerging from the takeover of the student union at Cornell University in April, 1969, the struggle for a more relevant and meaningful education, including demands for black and ethnic studies programs, became a clarion call across the country in the late 1960’s. Agents of Change examines the untold story of the racial conditions on college campuses and in the country that led to these protests. Today, over 45 years later, many of the same demands are surfacing in campus protests across the country, revealing how much work remains to be done. Fresno State, Peters Education Center Auditorium (West of Save Mart Center in the Student Recreation Center Building) Free parking in adjacent lot to the north. Free event. http://www.agentsofchangefilm.com/
Tuesday, February 28, 6:00 – 9:00 pm
Introduction to basic Know Your Rights for protestors and demonstrators. https://www.facebook.com/events/570731879800000/ The material will include: Free speech- what it covers and what it doesn’t; Know Your Rights during Police Stops; Things to consider during direct actions and civil disobedience; Common charges faced by protestors during arrest; Fresno-specific tips and ordinances. Fres.Co is a family friendly space. It has stairs leading up to the second level and is therefore not currently wheelchair accessible. If you need specific accommodations such as translation or are unable to attend our event due to the lack of accessibility, please contact us directly and we will try to accommodate you or potentially move the event if necessary. Host – National Lawyer’s – Guild Central Valley Chapter https://www.facebook.com/centralvalleyNLG/