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April 2017 AADC Newsletter

Auburn Area Democratic Club E-News

Serving Democrats of the Auburn area since 2004                                     April 26,  2017

 
 AADC Presents:  
 “Topics of Community Interest”

The Auburn Area Democratic Club is an organization dedicated to informing the public and advancing democratic ideals. AADC holds open public meetings on the 1st Thursday evening of each month featuring our “Topics of Community Interest” presentations.
AADC has members from the City of Auburn and its surrounding area, including Colfax, Weimar, Meadow Vista, North Auburn and Newcastle.   Membership is $25 per year.  Democrats can learn more about the Club, subscribe to our AADC monthly newsletter and join by going to the website http://www.auburndemocrats.com

May 4th, 6:45 pm Meeting 

Placer County Library, 350 Nevada Street, Auburn (Beecher Room)

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

For more details on each event, go to
Friday, April 28th – 6 pm – Placer County Democratic Party Roosevelt-Kennedy Dinner, Lincoln
 
Saturday, April 29th – 11 am to 2:30 pm 
People’s Climate March in Sacramento at the State Capitol
 
May 1st – RISE UP! for Immigrant rights – 10 to noon – State Capitol
 
May 4th – AADC Meeting, 6:45 pm, Placer County Library, 350 Nevada Street, Auburn – Guaranteed Healthcare for All Californians
May 4th – Big Day of Giving, State Theater, Auburn (see Community Events article below for details)
 
May 6th – Sierra Club Banquet (see Community Events article below for details)
 
May 15th – A Gathering to Write Postcards and Make Signs, 4 to 7 pm, Placer County Library, 350 Nevada Street, Auburn (Beecher Room)
 
May 19, 20 and 21st – AADC Booth at Spring AUBURN HOME SHOW, Gold Country Fairgrounds 

iPress and National Indivisible Update

AADC’s website is frequently updated.  
Click here for the latest news:
Zombie TrumpCare: Trump just won’t let his awful healthcare bill die. This week, he renewed his demand that Congress pass an ACA repeal bill. But as the White House and congressional Republicans continue working on their bill, they’ve only managed to make it worse. What hasn’t changed is the devastation the bill will cause: at least 24 million Americans would lose their coverage, premiums would increase, and people with pre-existing conditions could face astronomical premiums.
That’s why it’s critical that your Representative continue to hear from you. Tell them that you don’t want them wasting any more time on TrumpCare. For additional resources and talking points, see our “Obamacare is the law of the land” guide.
The Budget: Now that your MoCs are back in Washington this week, they have to pass a stopgap funding bill, known as a “CR” (Continuing Resolution), to fund the government past April 28. But with his 100-day report card looming on that same day, Trump is desperate for any legislative win he can get-so much so that his cronies in Congress may be willing to include unpopular policy riders in the funding bill, such as:
  • Defunding of ACA cost-sharing subsidies (CSRs) that millions of Americans rely on to keep coverage affordable
  • Defunding Planned Parenthood and other family planning initiatives
  • Additional funding for Trump’s mass deportation force, including his border wall, detention facilities, and more ICE agents
  • Restricting federal funding for cities that take up sanctuary policies
  • Defunding the EPA and other climate protection programs
Keep This Fight Going-for the Next Hundred Days and Beyond  – Donald Trump made a lot of promises about what he would get done in his first 100 days , and no matter how he tries to spin it now, it’s pretty clear that he’s struggling to advance his absurd, extreme agenda. He never predicted that so many of you would be showing up, standing indivisible, and stopping him in his tracks.

EVENTS COMMITTEE

The Events Committee now has new co-chairs, Rosie Wohlfromm and Sunny Carraway, and we are looking for all the help we can get.  Our next upcoming regular events are the Auburn Home Show in May, at which we register voters, and the July 4th Parade.

Please e-mail Sunny (ccarrawa@netscape.net) or Rosie (rwohlfromm@att.net) to volunteer for booth duty at the Auburn Home Show – May 19, 20 and 21 at the Gold Country Fairgrounds.

FUNDRAISER COMMITTEE

Announcing our October 7th, 2017 FALL FUNDRAISER at General Gomez Arts Center!
If you want to help with the Fundraiser Committee, call Mary Helen at 530-887-9400.
Mary Helen Fein, AADC Fundraiser Chair

AADC Membership

 Time to renew your Club Membership

Don’t forget to keep up your membership.  Your annual dues are due each year on July 1st,  so please mail your $25 dues (checks made payable to AADC) to: 
AADC, P.O. Box 6851, Auburn, CA 95604

 

Your dues help support the Club’s advocacy activities  and never obligate you to get more involved than you want to be, although participation is always, always welcome! Dues-paying members are eligible to vote at our monthly AADC meetings. For more information, email info@auburndemocrats.com 

Jan Bell, AAADC Membership Committee Chair

 President’s Message

Time marches on and so do we. 
We have had a month of marches, Tax Day, Science, and coming up, the People’s Climate Mobilization on April 29. It’s almost 100 days in, and we continue to see that Trump and the Republicans are feeling the effects of real opposition at all levels, from our grass roots efforts to our justice department. We just heard that the sanctuary cities executive order is being blocked nationwide by a federal judge, and Trump has backed down on his demand for money being appropriated for the wall tied to approval of the spending bill.
This is all good feedback and proves again that we are not defenseless; thanks to our constitution and the separation of power, we have powerful allies in the justice department, and we are proving that when we unite we actually can move the dial in the legislature.
100 days may not be much but it has been a good start. The key for us is simply to keep forging ahead, armed with whatever you can muster, whether it is with anger or sheer determination. Keep making those calls, writing those letters, and marching forward. This is a historic time, and we are playing a key role in it.
Speaking for myself, it feels very good to be in this fight working with you all. Smile and be relentless. Come and join us at our monthly meeting on May 4th.
 
Mark Rosen, President   marknrosen@gmail.com
Editor’s Corner

Greetings from Sevilla!
I thought that perhaps a perspective from across the pond might be a bit more upbeat than the one from home, but I’m finding that the opposite is true.  As we are traveling Portugal and Spain, we are quickly learning that our European friends are almost as aghast as we are about the harsh right turn that our country has taken.  They can’t understand how such an intelligent, lovable president as Obama has morphed into the ill-informed, brash, totally uncaring xenophobe that is Trump.  And more than that, they are looking around anxiously for the moral leadership that the world needs now more than ever.  We are telling them how hard we are working to restore sanity into a world suddenly gone berserk, but they are asking, “How are you doing it?  How long will it take?  What will happen to us all in the meantime?”
As much as I would love to be sharing with you the awe-inspiring sites that we’re seeing, the message that I’m compelled to send is “Redouble your efforts, resist at every opportunity, teach your children and grandchildren to reject ignorance, narrow-mindedness and hatred and to be activist in doing so.”  Our country and our world depend on the outcome of our efforts.
Sunny Carraway, Newsletter Editor
VOTER REGISTRATION COMMITTEE 

The Voter Registration Committee is will be hosting a Talent Show for Placer teens on Saturday, September  23, 2017 at the General Gomez Center in Auburn.  We have asked the State Democratic Committee for a grant and we are soliciting donations from AADC members. So far we have received $250 in contributions from members.  We need to raise about $2,000 to make this a successful event. The Theme will be “Be the Change” and the theme is a play on the admonition of Mahatma Gandhi  to ” Be be the change you want to see in society.” The contestants will express the change they want to be and that they want to make In society  through their performance and visual arts.  We will use the opportunity to tell the audience about the  essential  opportunity that political involvement offers for making positive changes in society and invite them to join us.  The club did not budget this event  because we planned it after the budgeting process.
We really need your help. Write your checks to the Auburn Area Democratic Club and note on the check that it is for the Be the Change Talent show and mail it to AADC, P.O. Box 6851, Auburn, California, 95604.
Thanks in advance for your generous help.
Paul W. Comiskey, Voter Outreach Committee Chair
916-577-0696
paulcomiskey@hotmail.com
INDIVISIBLE  AUBURN

Comments and suggestions by our activists
RESISTANCE TUESDAY EVENTS IN AUBURN:
Tuesday May 2nd –11:30 AM to 12:30 PM – PROTEST ON THE CORNER OF BELL ROAD AND HIGHWAY 49.  Bring Signs please. 
 
RESISTANCE TUESDAY EVENT IN ROSEVILLE:
Every Tuesday at Eureka and Douglas in Roseville from 12:00 to 1:00 PM
 
Lots of traffic at this busy intersection during the lunch hour.  Bring signs.  See you there!  Meeting with Staff at Rep. Tom McClintock’s office in Roseville:  Please contact Luann Welborn 530-367-1231 or lwbldr@aol.com to reserve your place in a constituent meeting.  Luann will schedule the meeting when she has enough people contact her who are willing to participate.  When meeting with Congressional staff people bring a letter to the MOC with your concerns about pending legislation and asking for a reply.  A Tuesday morning meeting prior to the Resist Tuesday weekly event in front of his office is a possible time for this meeting to take place.  Limit 6 total attendees per meeting.  Luann is working on a face to face meeting with McClintock himself.  
LEGISLATIVE ALERTS

TAKE ACTION!
LEGISLATIVE UPDATE, CALIFORNIA
Please call Sen. Steve Glazer: (916) 651-4007 and tell him…”All Californians deserve guaranteed healthcare. I’m urging Senator Glazer to support S.B. 562, the Healthy California Act.”
SUPPORT AB 699 The bill prohibits schools except as required by state law, from collecting information or documents about the immigration status of pupils or their family members or allowing an officer or employee of United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to enter a school site without providing valid identification, a valid judicial warrant or court order, and approval from the superintendent of the school district. The bill would limit the officer or employee of ICE to facilities where pupils are not present. Contact Assembly Member Brian Dahle (District 1) Support AB 699. Capitol Office, Room 4098 P.O. Box 942849, Sacramento, CA 94249-0001; (916) 319-2001or (530)-271-0201
LEGISLATIVE UPDATE, FEDERAL
Contact your elected officials and tell them to support these two bills. Contact Senators Harris (202) 224-3553 and Feinstein (202) 224-3841.
SUPPORT H.R.1776Improving Access To Affordable Prescription Drugs Act (Rep. Janice Schakowski) Contact McClintock or LaMalfa
SUPPORT S.771Improving Access To Affordable Prescription Drugs Act  (Senator Al Franken)
OPPOSE H.R. 1180 “Working Families Flexibility Act” allows employers to deny overtime pay when employees work extra hours. Tell you MoC to vote no on H.R. 1180. This bill is currently in the Committee on Education and Workforce.  If you would like to contact them call (202) 225-4527
Scott Johnson, Indivisible Auburn Government Affairs

COMMUNITY EVENTS

BIG DAY OF GIVING – MAY 4th
This year on May 4, for 24 hours Auburn Placer Performing Arts Center will again participate in Big Day of Giving. 
During Big Day of Giving, Placer County and the Sacramento region will come together to support 600 local non-profits that strengthen our community every day. From midnight to midnight on Thursday, May 4, donors can go to bigdayofgiving.org and give to the organizations that make this area our home.
SIERRA CLUB’S ANNUAL BANQUET – MAY 6th
F
or a fun-filled evening with like-minded environmental advocates, don’t miss the Mother Lode Chapter’s Annual Awards Banquet on Saturday, May 6.  With quality Raffle and Silent Auction goods, great food, and current CA Insurance Commissioner, Dave Jones, as our keynote speaker, it will be an event not to miss.  RSVP deadline is Friday, April 28.
Visit
www.sierraclub.org/mother-lode and scroll down to “SAVE THE DATE” to order you ticket(s), donate items, or become a sponsor.


Marilyn Jasper, Newsletter Committee
Auburn Area Democratic Club, P.O. Box 6851, Auburn, CA 95604
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