Bernie leads the field among voters younger than 50, independents, progressives of all ages, and economic populists.
But Bernie will not be on the ballot in November 2020 unless he wins the PRIMARIES.
California's primary will be on March 3, 2020.
California's primary is semi-closed, which means that only voters who are registered as Democrats or NPP (no party preference) can vote for any of the Democratic candidates.
If you are registered as Green, Libertarian, American Independent Party (which is not the same as "independent") or any other party except Dem or NPP, you will NOT be able to vote for Bernie on March 3.
Please visit https://www.sos.ca.gov/elections/ (here) to confirm or CHANGE your voter registration.
Please come to the next Progressives meeting to learn more!
Lake County Progressives / Our Revolution LC chapter
is Sheltering In Place
We keep in touch via Virtual Cocktail Half-Hours
every Tuesday at 5pm
send email to info at ruralvalues dot org
if you wish to receive invite to our Zoom parties
meets 3rd Tuesdays in 2020
at Round Table Pizza in Lakeport
at 6:30pm (except Jan mtg starts at 7pm)
821 Eleventh Street, Lakeport CA 95453
(to order food in advance of meeting: 707-263-8110)
January 21 meeting starts at 7pm
all others start at 6:30pm: February 18 March 17 April 21 May 19 June 16
For most Americans, the answer to that question today is probably different from what it would have been 100 years ago, when the majority of the population actually did live in rural areas. But the truth is, we are still essentially the same people with the same values, despite the demographic shift toward urban life. We remain the living descendants of 1700's era rebels who embarked on a grand new experiment called "democracy."
Party politics has increasingly pitted Americans against other Americans, when in truth, most Americans share the same values of decency, community, work, love of family and love of freedom. We have far more in common with each other than anything that divides us.
To find the truth, one need journey back to the founding of this nation, when noble, egalitarian ideals were given concrete form by farmer Thomas Jefferson and the other Founders of this then-rural nation, inspired partly by the example of the first representative democracy in the Americas, the Native American Iroquois Confederacy. Our REAL HISTORY pages will explore the core values inherent to America's origins as a modern democracy.
LakeCounty is definitely rural, and the values it represents in the public's mind depends upon who you are talking to. In the past it leaned "red" while today it leans "blue." In the 2016 presidential primary, the percentage of Lake County that voted for Bernie Sanders dwarfed the number that voted for either Trump or Clinton. The times they are a-changin'
What draws newcomers to LakeCounty? Among other things: an abundance of natural, unspoiled beauty, clean air and water, the lure of living where wholesome food can be grown without fear of contamination, opportunity to put sustainable living or farming concepts into practice, and the chance to own an affordable piece of paradise.
Come celebraterural values!
Such aslove of nature, respect for all life, honoring the wisdom of the elders, acknowledging our responsibility to future generations, self-sufficiency, financial prudence, tolerance, generosity, neighbors helping neighbors, thriftiness, living simply, gratitude, and finding joy every day in the wonder of existence.
Our Voices of the People page will contain not only voices from Lake County, but also provide insights from, and links to, the modern writings of folks like Wendell Berry, Gary Snyder and Michael Pollan, rural political philosophers like Thomas Jefferson, transendentalist authors such as Alcott, Emerson and Thoreau, the indigenous wisdom of visionaries such as Black Elk or story-keepers like Paula Gunn Allen, and other voices that capture the true essence of the values associated with living close to, and part of, the land.
Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed
can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.