Sep 15

Nonviolent Communication Presentation at Eleanor Roosevelt Democratic Club Monday 18 September 2017 @ 6:30PM

John Michno is giving a one hour presentation at the Eleanor Roosevelt Democratic Club of Riverside County, Monday 18 September 2017 @ 6:30PM. He will cover The Nonviolent Peaceforce for the first half hour and Nonviolent Communication for the second half hour.

Gandhi’s concept that a trained corps of non-violent peacekeepers could be used to defuse conflict around the world will be discussed.

Nonviolent Peaceforce (NP) is a nonprofit organization that enters some of the most conflicted regions in the world to provide protection to civilians using unarmed and nonviolent strategies. Currently, over 200 trained peacekeepers are employed by Nonviolent Peaceforce and live in the Philippines, South Sudan, Myanmar and the Middle East.

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Jun 11

Tabling in Riverside County

We have been tabling at various community events, college campuses, and other venues for many years and now we have the state sending voter registration forms to Californians when s/he signs up for a driver’s license and when the renewal of the driver’s license notification is sent out to our drivers. As a result, the need to do tabling to register voters is no longer necessary and can we come up with a plan to keep our tabling efforts viable?

For instance, can we promote our party and candidates via flyers and brochures when we are out there tabling? Can we ask for donations to cover the cost of campaign material such as T-shirts, buttons, stickers, sweat shirts and so on?

In closing, can we put our differences aside to ensure we do our best to promote our party and candidates? Please share your thoughts about our tabling efforts.

Feb 27

Lest We Forget

On December 7th, 1941 America was Attacked by the Empire of Japan at Pearl Harbor. This lead to America’s entry into World War II. That war was responsible for over 50 Million humans dying world-wide as a direct cause of the conflict.

On September 11th, 2001 America was Attacked by Saudi Arabian and Pakistani Terrorists at the Direction of Osama Bin Lauden, a Saudi National. This lead to America attacking the Terrorist Organization Alkaida in Afghanistan and later expanding our attack to Iraq – a country not involved but implicated in other Terrorist activities. Eventually, our Democratic President Barack Obama had Bin Lauden tracked down and killed – in Pakistan just a few miles from one of their Military Academies.

Beginning in 2016, the American election system was Attacked by Russian intelligence agencies in an effort to sway the election to a man they wanted as our leader and to disrupt our election process. This has lead to . . . . NOTHING!

The newly elected President (the choice of the Russians) claims that news of this attack is False News. He has venerated Russian Dictator Putin, a murder and leader who has lead his country into ruin, as a Great Man.

The American Republican Conservatives who are currently in charge of both houses of the Federal Government have decided NOT TO INVESTIGATE because such an investigation might cast doubt on their hero – Donald Trump. They consistently put their Party and their WRICH constituents ahead of American interests while stating that they represent a majority of Americans – just another one of their lies.

YOU need to get involved in FORCING our Congress to INVESTIGATE this attack and responding appropriately. At a very minimum, Russia needs to be held accountable, punished by us for their meddling and ostracized by the International Community. We need to retaliate forcefully. Perhaps, we should turn off Russia’s access to the internet at their border – a very doable process – and then make it clear that we will shut off their telephone communications IF they continue to be the aggressor nation in Europe.  These actions would cripple and eventually bankrupt Russia if they refuse to comply. DO NOT FEAR that they would go to war. Their antiquated and demoralized military may be scary to a small country like Ukraine,  but it would NEVER get into an out and out conflict with NATO which would totally destroy them in short order. They may be bullies but they are not stupid.

Jan 14

WE NEED TO ORGANIZE

ORGANIZING AT THE PRECINCT LEVEL

 We need to organize at the precinct level to develop communications between our registered Democrats and the Democratic Party leaders.  Our Grassroots need to be heard by our Democratic Party.

Precinct Captains are the key to the success of precinct organizing. She/he can communicate information from the Grassroots to the various Democratic Clubs thru personal contact. It is suggested the PCs meet at least once a month to discuss the concerns our Grassroots expressed to them. We can take action such as a petition to move the concern to the ballot box when we notice several precincts have the same concern.

          Another great reason to have Precinct Captains will be the ability to share information not on TV and get to know the people who live in the same precinct as you- the captain.

Click here for the full article regarding Precinct Captains

Jan 13

Congressional Staffers Tell Us How to Oppose the Trump Agenda

Want to know what you can do to fight back against the reptile conservative agenda which is coming our way?

INDIVISIBLE

A PRACTICAL GUIDE FOR RESISTING THE TRUMP AGENDA

Written by Congressional Staffers who know what works! Let’s Stop Spinning our ideological wheels and get the rubber on the road!

 

Jan 13

No Mandate

Over the next few weeks and months you will hear the reptiles crow that they have a  “Mandate of the People” to change the way this country works.

NOT SO

Currently, Hillary Clinton holds the majority – currently over 2,700,000 more than Trump – of the votes cast! Therefore, there is

NO mandate

BUT, the reptiles will try and sell the nation on this idea. So, baton down the hatches and get ready for a real fight for the heart and soul of this country. The reptiles and their total control of the both houses of congress and the white house will try their best to turn this  country back to the 1950s. They will try to privatize Social Security, repeal The Affordable Health Care Act, extend voter suppression throughout the country, repeal pollution regulation and poison the atmosphere and water.  You can kiss the supreme court balance goodbye for at least two generations – it’s gone so get over it. Citizens United on steroids is coming soon to a billionaire near you, equal pay for equal work is history, minimum wage guidelines – forget it! The big wall between us and  Mexico will be funded by Mexico – yeah, sure! And wars, get ready for many, many more as we continue to be the biggest nasty bully on the block. Tax breaks – forget it, you aren’t rich enough so your tax break will amount to the cost of a few bags of groceries.

To the political barricades  and get your Democratic weapons ready for the onslaught. Elections have consequences and beginning right now we are going to be experiencing the worst of them. Our cause is just and it is for the majority of the people.

The struggle for the 2018 midterm elections begins NOW!

Jan 03

Reptiles Claim Mandate for Conservative Agenda

In a recent article in the Washington Post, David Weigel hits the nail  on the head regarding what the reptiles will do in the coming Congress.

Click here to read the full article.

Sep 20

Your Attention Please

ruetterUncle Chuck Says:

Hello Progressives,

The election didn’t go completely our way and in my opinion, we need to focus on building a movement via issues. What this means is we needed to locate the issues that concern our fellow citizens and then develop Issue Organizing Teams to deal with finding a solution to the issue. Thus, you will be able to develop a reputation by working with others to solve our issues. Also, you will get known in the community and this will enhance your chances to win a local election.  Another factor will be the make up of our Issue Organizing Teams because we can have people on these teams from all of our political parties because of the need to solve the issue.

I would like to see the Eleanor Roosevelt Democratic Club be the nucleus for this movement and we can use the positions taken by Bernie Sanders as a guide for our movement. Below is a list from the Bernie Sanders campaign we can focus on.

IT’S TIME TO MAKE COLLEGE TUITION FREE AND DEBT FREE

GETTING BIG MONEY OUT OF POLITICS AND RESTORING DEMOCRACY CREATING DECENT PAYING JOBS

A LIVING WAGE

COMBATING CLIMATE CHANGE TO SAVE THE PLANET

A FAIR AND HUMANE IMMIGRATION POLICY

RACIAL JUSTICE

FIGHTING FOR AFFORDABLE HOUSING

FIGHTING FOR WOMEN’S RIGHTS

FIGHTING FOR LGBT EQUALITY

EMPOWERING TRIBAL NATIONS

CARING FOR OUR VETERANS

MEDICARE FOR ALL

STRENGTHEN AND EXPAND SOCIAL SECURITY

FIGHTING TO LOWER PRESCRIPTION DRUG PRICES

FIGHTING FOR DISABILITY RIGHTS

STANDING WITH GUAM

IMPROVING THE RURAL ECONOMY

FIGHTING FOR NURSES

REFORMING WALL STREET

REAL FAMILY VALUES

WAR AND PEACE

MAKING THE WEALTHY, WALL STREET, AND LARGE CORPORATIONS PAY THEIR FAIR SHARE

Uncle Chuck

Aug 02

A New Democracy in America

ruetterIf the Left has patriotism, it’s one that knows America has never been great for most of the people living in it—and knows that loving a country doesn’t mean keeping people out of it or justifying slaughter abroad. The Left’s patriotism is about fighting for an altogether better and fairer country, where unity means more people, rather than less. As Heather McGhee, president of the progressive think tank, Demos, recently told Ezra Klein:

“I’m very patriotic because I believe if America is exceptional it’s because of the great diversity of our people, and I believe it’s time for a new story about who we are as a country that says our diversity is our greatest asset. That who we’re becoming demographically—a pluralistic nation with no racial majorityis not the unmaking of America but the fulfillment of it … In his best moments, the president was able to do that—to wrap that plurality in the flag.”

Obama did that again in his speech last night. And as the crowd reactions Wednesday show, a new Democratic left is emerging to fight for a new democratic country—with no more wars, no Trump in the White House and a commitment to making America and the Democratic Party something neither has been before.

I want to see our Eleanor Roosevelt Democratic Club take the lead in the battle for a new democratic country. UC