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
meets 3rd Tuesdays in 2019
at Round Table Pizza in Lakeport
821 Eleventh Street, Lakeport CA 95453
(to order food in advance of meeting: 707-263-8110)
January 15 February 19 March 19 April 16 May 21 June 18
July 16 August 20 Sept 17 Oct 15 Nov 19 December 17
Some past meeting highlights:
LC Progressives gearing up for fall election
Scheduling visit with California Progressive Alliance's Gayle McLaughlin
Supporting SIEU effort to raise wages for In-Home Support Services workers
Working to bring Ranked Choice Voting to Lake County
Congrats to Susan Krones for being elected Lake County's first woman District Attorney
Meeting topic: "The same thinking that got us into this mess will not get us out."Whether called "trickle down" or "austerity" or "fiscal responsibility" or "belt-tightening" or "tax reform," the USA has had the same basic economics for 40 years, no matter which party is "in charge." Is it working? The answer might surprise you. Or, it might not.
Special Guest speaker Gayle McLaughlin at June 15 meeting! click HERE for more info
Activism 101 -- April mtg's presentation: Healthcare For All - HERE
Voice of the People - The OTHER greatest MLK Jr speech: Time to Break the Silence - HERE
Op-Ed"The Minds that Created the Problem are Not the Minds that Can Fix It" -- HERE
Activism 101 -- March mtg's presentation: Money in Politics - here
CHANGE in meeting location! Local PDA outgrows original digs -HERE
Lake County PDA celebrates International Women's Day PHOTOS-HERE
Progressive Cowgirl new BLOG: "What Democrats Need To Do to Win in 2020" - HERE
The Progressive Cowgirl has posted a new BLOG: 2-12-2017 "The Most Important Thing to Understand About the DNC Chair debates" -HERE
What are rural values ?
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.