No PDC meeting in January - the executive board encourages you to participate in one of the many activities during inauguration week. See below for activities and details of January 20 General Strike.
Next General Meeting: February 16
Democratic Headquarters, 740 Front Street
Ground floor of Galleria behind Riverfront Theatre
Help move the Party Left
Six month memberships: January 1-June 30
$5 students/low-income $10-25
- Because you'll have an opportunity to work with like-minded people on issues you care about: sanctuary city, affordable housing, campaign finance reform, and others.
- Because it's a home for political progressives.
- Because we support unions on the picket line.
- Because your dues will support campaigns for progressive candidates and issues.
- Because you'll help move the Democratic Party to the left.
Join online or by check to PDC, Box 2374, Santa Cruz 95063
Activities and artistic actions
Wall of peace
Where: Pacific Ave
When: Building the wall: 3:30-4:00. Theatrical
performance that culminates in smashing the wall:
Santa Cruz Climate Action Network, 350 Santa
Where: Pacific Ave and Soquel - Sidewalk
What: We will bring 4 "Waves" - cardboard
cut outs about 2' x 5' - These will stand up on the side walk. One section at
a time will be removed and the public (espec. kids) invited to decorate it …
Join the resistance
Day of Action to Save Health Care
Democratic members of Congress, trade unions, senior citizen
groups, health care activists and all those who believe in economic and social Justice
are organizing a day of action - Our First Stand: Save Health Care.
Learn more: https://berniesanders.com/ourfirststand/
Writers Resist: National Day Of
Vets Hall 5-7pm, Writers Resist Santa Cruz is being held in collaboration with PEN America, as part of an international day of readings celebrating free speech and the power of expression to change the world. Consider this our local literary re-inauguration. This event is cosponsored by Poetry Santa Cruz and Bookshop Santa Cruz.
Writers will gather to celebrate the div…
In less than one week, the new Republican Congress will begin their efforts to dismantle America's health care system. Their goal is to take away health insurance from tens of millions of Americans, privatize Medicare, make massive cuts to Medicaid, increase prescription drug prices and defund Planned Parenthood. At the same time, in the midst of a grotesque and growing level of income and wealth inequality, they want obscene tax breaks for the top one-tenth of 1 percent.
As we enter the new year, our message to the Republicans is simple and straight forward. You are not going to get away with it. You are not going to punish the elderly, disabled veterans, the children, the sick and the poor while you reward your billionaire friends.
Stopping this Republican assault on…
Introduced by State Senator Kevin De Leon
Immigrants are part of California's heart
and soul and have deep roots in our neighborhoods and communities. Trump's
threat to deport 3 million people is a witch hunt targeting some of the most
vulnerable Californians. Our deepest values are at stake.
Tangling our local and state governments with the dirty business of deportations is a threat to the civil rights and safety of all people. This would unleash more racial profiling, wrongful arrests, and mistreatment, further undermining trust between local communities and law enforcement.
- We need to recognize the humanity of all people, including people ICE and Trump demonize as "criminals." Community members with arrests or convictions have al…