The Committee is the local representative of the California Democratic Party determined by California Election Code and the California Democratic Party. We provide assistance at the county level to all national, state, and local Democratic candidates.

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Join us at our 28th Annual Chicken by the Sea BBQ at the Wharfinger Building, One Marina Way on June 4, 2017 from 2:00PM-5:00PM.  Our BBQ will be followed by our famous, fun and delicious dessert auction.  Our celebrity guest auctioneer will be Senator Mike McGuire.  Sponsorship opportunities are available:

Orca - $750 for eight reservations

Dolphin - $500 for six reservations

Seahorse -  $250 for four reservations

Anemone -  $150 for two reservations

Can't sponsor?  Ticket price is $25.00 in advance or $30.00 per person at the door.

Order here via our Act Blue link (Click on the link)

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Humboldt March for Science – April 22, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

March 24, 2017

Contact: Ross Taylor or Jessie Hobba rossntaylor@sbcglobal.net or jessie@madriveralliance.org

Arcata, CA. The Humboldt March for Science is an educational, peaceful, non-violent, inclusive event encouraging unity, engagement, and interaction from our diverse community who hold science to be valuable in this complex, inter-connected world. The Humboldt March for Science is a one of more than 300 sister-city marches occurring on the same date as the National March for Science in Washington D. C. on Saturday, April 22nd, Earth Day.

We support the National group’s mission statement of: The March for Science champions publicly funded and publicly communicated science as a pillar of human freedom and prosperity. We unite as a diverse, nonpartisan group to call for science that upholds the common good, and for political leaders and policymakers to enact evidence-based policies in the public interest.

The Humboldt March for Science is a day-long event focused around the D Street Neighborhood Center in Arcata, which will include the following activities: A science expo with exhibitors set-up inside the D Street Neighborhood Center where community members can learn about science-based programs and issues, such as Klamath River dam removal, climate change implications to Humboldt Bay, college and high school science clubs, water and air quality, and health care. Doors will open to the public between 9:00 a. m. and 1:30 p. m. Coffee, tea and light breakfast fare will be available. A pre-march rally similar to the Women’s March will include approximately 45 minutes of local speakers mixed with live music, starting around 2:00 p. m. There will be a diverse range of speakers that capture our community; including scientists, students, teachers, politicians, and Tribal members. The rally stage will be located in the D Street cul-de-sac and will start around 2:00 p. m. Seating near the stage will be available for the elderly and other special needs community members. The march through downtown Arcata will start around 2:45-3:00 p. m. with an exact route to be determined, but will be about 20 blocks long and include the Plaza area. Break-out sessions consisting of small group discussions on “what to do next” actions will occur at the D Street Neighborhood Center between 4:00 and 5:00 p. m.

We encourage participation by community members of all ages and are looking forward to seeing lots of creative signs, hats and costumes. We will be filming the event and are encouraging rally and march signs that include science-based poster session material. Our March Marshals will be awarding random prizes for creative and unique posters and signs.

There will be face-painting by Butterfly Body Art available for kids (of all ages) during the science expo and a couple of food trucks parked onsite. The Humboldt March for Science is a no alcohol, drugs, or glass container event; and please leave your dog(s) at home. Parking is available on the Humboldt State University campus, just north of the D Street Neighborhood Center. We recommend car-pooling, walking, or biking to the event.

 

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Call State Senator Mike McGuire at (707)445-6508 or (916)651-4002 and ask that he cosponsor SB 562, the Healthy California Act. It will only take a moment of your time! 

CALIFORNIA CAN LEAD U. S. TO HEALTH CARE 

 

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HOW TO HELP FEED THE HOMELESS - A LOCAL SOLUTION

Dear Friends:

Your generous support has helped expand our weekly effort to 

  • 140 sandwiches of ham, turkey, bologna (all with cheese), peanut butter and jam
  • 30# of bananas
  • 20# of dog food (people were giving their sandwiches to their dogs)
  • coffee, cocoa, and jugs of water.
We have also gathered and distributed 
  • 6 large boxes of clothes
  • 160 pairs of socks and 
  • 40 blankets
We hope you feel your donations have been well used and we will continue as funds allow.
 
Thank you, thank you, thank you.
You should all be very proud.
 
Thanks to your remarkable efforts and sharing through emails and Facebook, we have sufficient funds through the end of January 2017 to continue this manner of giving.  If you are able, please consider spreading the word again and contributing to our new campaign to further this effort well into 2017.
 
Your partner in sharing,
Larry Hourany
 
 
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SENATOR MIKE MCGUIRE HAS LAUNCHED A PETITION TO TELL PRESIDENT TRUMP TO RELEASE HIS TAX RETURNS:

President Donald Trump, breaking his promise to the American people and disregarding 40 years of precedent, now says he won’t  release his tax returns and that Americans don’t care about them. He’s dead wrong.

Transparency is a non-partisan issue. This legislation will require presidential candidates of any party to make five years of their tax returns public – starting with the next presidential election here in California. Help us restore accountability and transparency to the office of the President

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FROM OUR FRIENDS AT THE NORTHCOAST PEOPLE'S ALLIANCE:

There's no way to sugar coat it. Things right now are bad. We know that many of you are super energized to get involved and fight for our shared values, and we're writing today with one idea for how you can do just that.

Transforming our current national leadership to one guided by progressive values is going to take time. The actions we invest now will pay off over the long haul. One of the most important things we can do is to engage deeply at a local level. By shaping our local and state governments, we can push for the change we need from the bottom up. 

The following vacancies are coming up in 2017 through the City of Arcata. If you or someone you know lives or works in the Arcata Planning Area, please consider applying for one of these positions. More information here.
  • For the term beginning 5/1/2017 - 3 seats on the Open Space & Ag Committee (Members have knowledge of active and passive recreation, fish and wildlife, land trusts, local agricultural farming, watershed management, wetland/riparian ecology and economic land use policy.)
  • For the term beginning 5/1/2017 - 2 seats on the Parks & Recreation Committee (Members have knowledge in recreational activities, parkland development, local and regional trails, the arts and other related activities.)
  • For the term beginning 8/1/2017 - 2 seats on the Forest Management Committee (Members have knowledge of multi-resource forest management, which includes forest ecology, forest management, watershed management, wildlife, fisheries, botany and recreation.)
  • For the term beginning 8/1/2017 - 1 seat on the Historic Landmarks Committee (Members have knowledge of Arcata’s social, built and cultural environment, or of design and building technology. Members do not have to live or work in the Arcata Planning Area.)
  • For the term beginning 8/1/2017 - 1 seat on the Planning Commission (Members have knowledge of all areas of City planning and development.)
  • For the term beginning 11/1/2017 - 3 seats on the Energy Committee (Members have knowledge of energy usage, conservation, regulation and/or generation.)
  • For the term beginning 11/1/2017 - 4 seats on the Transportation Safety Committee (Members reflect, as much as possible, interest in all transportation modes, including pedestrian, bicyclist, mass transit and skateboarding.
  • For the term beginning 11/1/2017 - 2 seats on the Wetlands and Creeks Committee (Members have knowledge of wildlife, fisheries, watershed management, wetland ecology, wetland/riparian botany, water quality, Arcata’s creeks, riparian areas, or wetlands and tidelands.
In Solidarity,

North Coast People's Alliance
 
 
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