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The Progressive Democrat Newsletter grew out of the frustration of the 2004 election. Originally intended for New York City progressives, its readership is now national. For anyone who wants to be alerted by email whenever this newsletter is updated (usually weekly), please send your email address and let me know what state you live in (so I can keep track of my readership).

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  • Thursday, August 13, 2009

    Orange County, CA Events

    Loretta Sanchez comes out for Public Option. Here's the video:

    Harvey Milk Stonewall Democrats of Orange County: The Harvey Milk Stonewall Democrats of Orange County are dedicated to the mission of electing LGBT and Pro-Equality Democrats in California and throughout the country.

    The Harvey Milk Stonewall Democrats of Orange County typically meet on the last Sunday of the month:

    Local 50 Union Hall
    527 S Harbor Blvd
    Anaheim, CA 92805

    Click here to join.

    Orange County Biodiesel Cooperative: Working together to increase availability of biodiesel in the Orange County region. Biodiesel is better for the environment because it is made from renewable resources and has lower emissions compared to petroleum diesel. It is less toxic than table salt and biodegrades as fast as sugar. Since it is made in the USA from renewable resources such as soybeans, its use decreases our dependence on foreign oil and contributes to our own economy. Go to their website to sign up for more info.

    And here are some other biodiesel stations in/near Orange County, CA:

    Extreme Biodiesel: 1560 N Maple St, Corona, CA 92880, 888-998-7223. Offers B99.9 (nearly 100% biodiesel, good for newer diesel engines, some old engines not ok). MEMBERSHIP REQD

    Nickey Petroleum: 925 S Lakeview Ave, Placentia,, CA 92870, 714-547-4123. Offers B20 (good for any diesel engine), B99 (ok for newer diesel engines). CALL AHEAD

    Socal Biofuel: 1006 E South St, Anaheim, CA 92805, 888-888-4121. Offers B99 (good for newer diesel enginns, some old engines not ok). Open 8-4:30 M-F

    I found this amazing round up of events in Orange County, California, thanks to Orange County Democracy
    for America

    Aug 16 Sunday 1:30pm, Irvine: OC Humanists: Dr. Clay Costner on "The Art of Thinking" The talk will cover the advancement of critical thinking from the time of the Renaissance until the present and will include the concept of Cognitive Dissonance. Clay is a long-time teacher and coach at the High School, College and University level. Clay has a PhD in Education with a major in Physical education and a minor in Social Psychology. He has taught in the South and here in California. He was a Baptist before becoming a Humanist
    Irvine Ranch Water District 15600 Sand Canyon Ave. Irvine, CA 92618 meetup.com/OCHumanists/calendar/11023130

    Aug 20 Thursday 4pm-Sunset, Irvine: Humanist Association of Orange County Picnic meetup.com/OCHumanists Mason Regional Park 18712 University Drive, Irvine Chips and Salsa, Soft Drinks Deli Sandwiches Picnic Tables provided, or bring a Folding Chair $10.00 per person (plus $3 per car park entrance fee) Please RSVP to ochumanists@gmail.com or 714-446-9283 (cell phone 714-504-3857 on event day) Directions: 405 Freeway to Culver Drive, Right on University Dr., Left into the Park, Right to Shelter #1 ? Look for the HAOC signs.

    Aug 21 Friday 9am-1pm, Fountain Valley: State Water Crisis Hearing On behalf of the members of the Assembly Select Committee on Regional Approaches to Addressing the State's Water Crisis, I would like to invite you to our first committee hearing. Details are as follows: HEARING: Friday, August 21, 2009 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. (including lunch)
    LOCATION: OCWD / MWDOC Board Room 18700 Ward Street Fountain Valley, California 92708 California's water crisis deserves statewide attention to find solutions that work. Our select committee will conduct three or four hearings throughout the state to find best practices regarding local conservation projects, regional strategies to deliver new supplies of drinking water, and new ideas for the state to consider as it addresses current and future water shortages. I encourage you to join us at our first hearing. Panelists will include: * Darcy Burke, Director of Public Affairs, Municipal Water District of Orange County * Lucy Dunn, President, Orange County Business Council * Paul Jones, General Manager, Irvine Ranch Water District * Jeff Kightlinger, CEO, Metropolitan Water District * Scott Maloni, Vice President, Poseidon Resources * Michael Markus, General Manager, Orange County Water District * Michael Motherway, President, DXV Water Technologies * Steve Sheldon, President, Orange County Water District * Robert Wade, Director of Legislation, California Landscape Contractors Association For a detailed agenda see attached. Seating for the hearing is limited. Please RSVP by Tuesday, August 18th with my scheduler, Kim Nguyen, via e-mail at kim.nguyen@asm.ca.gov or via phone at (916) 319-2069.

    Aug 22 Saturday 11am-2pm, Irvine: Women For: Orange County, Twenty-Ninth Annual Suffrage Day Celebration! University Club at UCI, 801 E. Peltason Dr., 11:00am to 2:00pm. This year's honorees are: Elaine Booth, Women For and OC progressive activist; Pam Allison, Project Hope; Chay Peterson, OC environmental and humanitarian activist, and Debbie Cook, Post Carbon Institute and former Mayor, Huntington Beach. The Suffrage Day Luncheon is open to all. Reservations with payment of $45 are due August 8th. Please make check payable to Women For: Orange County, and mail to: "Suffrage Day", 19192 Sierra Isabelle, Irvine, CA 92603. (To request a vegan meal, please write "VEG" in the memo line on your check.) Registration begins at 11:00am. Lunch will be served at noon in the Dining Room. Information 949.276.7298, womenforoc.org

    Sep 2 (1st Wednesday) 7pm, Costa Mesa: Democracy for America - Orange County September General Meeting Karl Strauss Brewery, 901 S Coast Dr, Costa Mesa, CA 92626
    We will NOT meet in August. We will resume monthly meetings on September 2 and we hope to see you there. If you have any questions, please contact Susan Kopicki at sckopicki@yahoo.com

    Sep 13 Sunday 5pm, Newport Beach: Orange County Interfaith Committee to Aid Farm Worker Fundraiser-Dinner at St. Mark Presbyterian Church, 2200 San Joaquin Hills Rd, Newport Beach. our speaker will be the Rev. Noelle Damico of the Presbyterian Hunger Program To make a reservation, please make your checks out to the National Farm Worker Ministry and mail them to Suzanne Darweesh, 2104 Hilltop Ct, Fullerton, CA 92831. For more information please contact her at 714-738-1785 or sdarweesh@aol.com. Donations are requested at $20 in advance, $25 at the door.

    Sep 26 Saturday 10am-4pm, Huntington Beach: Huntington Beach Green Expo Sponsored by the Huntington Beach Chamber of Commerce and ?the City of Huntington Beach Economic Development Department. This was an excellent green expo in 2008 with a respectable amount of vendor booths and speakers throughout the day. Interested in being a vendor at this expo? Visit hbchamber.org for more information. HB Central Library 7111 Talbert Ave Huntington Beach, CA 92648

    Sep 26 Saturday 6-9:30pm, Costa Mesa: Orange County Labor Federation 9th Annual Solidarity Leadership Awards Dinner -Honoring- Lifetime Achievement Award AFL-CIO President John J. Sweeney César Chávez Leadership Award Ron Herrera Teamsters Local 396 Organizing Union Award UniteHERE Local 11 Delegate of the Year Doug Mangione IBEW 441 Phillip Burton Award Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez Model Corporate Partner Award Anderson and Howard Electric -Business/Dinner Attire- Go to link below for Sponsorships, Tickets, and Ad Rates. oclabor.org/images/docs/RESERVATION.psf.pdf
    Hilton Orange County/Costa Mesa, 3050 Bristol Street, Costa Mesa, CA 92626 priscilla@oclabor.org

    Oct 24 Saturday 9am-3:30pm, Orange: International Day of Climate Action Run, Walk, Bike, or Carpool (in your alternative fuel vehicle) to the Outdoor Education Center (located adjacent to Irvine Regional Park) 2 Irvine Park Road, Orange, CA For more information, to download the printable registration form, or to register on-line, please visit the registration website at WWW.OCICE.ORG Enter the 5K Walk, hosted by the UNA-USA, Orange County Chapter? Join in the hike, beginning at Irvine Regional Park, hosted by the Sierra Club Join an OC bike club on a ride (from various locations throughout OC) to the Outdoor Education Center Participate in the tree planting at the Outdoor Education Center Participate in the aerial photo of the number - 350 that will be uploaded to the 350.org website Houses of Worship - Ring your bells 350 times! Play on the Zip Line Guest Speakers include: OC Clergy who have signed the Creation Protection Agreement Local Politicians that are working to reduce their cities CO2 emissions Keynote address: Chris Prelitz, sustainable architecture, author, and activist Eco-Friendly exhibits-
    This rally is a coordinated effort by the following organizations: www.350.org www.earthresource.org www.ocice.org www.unausa.org www.outdooreducationcenter.org www.sierraclub.com


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