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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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  • Friday, January 22, 2010

    Atlanta, GA Focus

    Here're some upcoming event of interest:

    January, 27 2010: DeKalb Young Democrats Mixer
    06:30 PM - 08:30 PM
    Location: 57th Fighter Group Restaurant and Bar 3829 Clairmont Rd, Atlanta, GA, 30341 US
    Price: Free
    Come hang out with the Young Democrats and special guest Elena Parent (candidate for House District 81) at the newly revamped 57th Fighter Group. This is an awesome place with a new look and feel! This is an open meeting to kick back and relax.

    We will be in the main bar area (NOT THE DINING ROOM) just look for the table of fun people with the stuffed donkey.

    February 7, 2010: Young Dems of Cobb County Flippin Pancake Breakfast
    08:00 AM - 10:00 AM
    Location: Applebees 2445 Mall Boulevard, Kennesaw, GA, 30144 US
    Price: $7.50
    Website: http://www.facebook.com/event....
    Join us for our second annual Flippin Pancake breakfast to support the Young Democrats of Cobb County!

    Our special guest speaker will be Beth Farokhi, candidate for State School Superintendent!

    Tickets are $7.50/ person. Please contact Young Democrats of Cobb County if you would like to purchase tickets- cobbyoungdems@gmail.com or send a message to one of our officers.

    February 11, 2010: 2010 Stonewall Broken Hearts and Valentine Party
    06:30 PM - 08:30 PM
    Location: Phillip Rush Center 1530 DeKalb Ave, Atlanta, GA, 30307 US
    Price: Free
    Stonewall Democrats is proud to host the 2010 Stonewall Broken Hearts & Valentine Party.

    Join us on February 11th, as we fill out Valentine Hearts to give to our favorite fair-minded elected officials. For just a small $5 donation to Atlanta Stonewall, you can send a beautiful Valentine Heart, signed by you, to your favorite Democrat or Elected Official.

    For the flip-side, for $5 donations you can also send a Broken Heart to a public official who is NOT so fair-minded.

    We'll have light refreshments on hand, so come and join your friends from Stonewall at the Rush Center, have some fun sending a few cool gifts, and have a good time!

    If you send at least 5 items ($25 worth of hearts) your 2010 membership to Stonewall is included!

    Interested in sponsoring the event? contact timcairl at gmail.com.

    April, 16 2010: Young Democrats of Georgia Annual Convention
    Location: Hotel Indigo, Athens, US

    Jim Galloway, an Atlanta Journal-Constitution journalist, with over 30 years' experience covering politics and more in Atlanta. Check out: Political Insider with Jim Gallowayat: http://blogs.ajc.com/political-insider-jim-galloway. Jim will be moderating a panel in one of the workshops on media/politics at this convention!

    Still need more to be excited about? Here you go: We'll be taking over of Transmetropolitan pizza restaurant and bar, the Gubernatorial Forum, trainings, workshops, networking and fellowship with other YD’s from across the great state of Georgia! Not to mention...a VIP Reception on Sat. evening with state party leaders, candidates, YDG leadership donors, etc., happening in the brand new ballroom of the Tate2 Center at UGA!

    The brand new, Leed certified eco friendly, Hotel Indigo in downtown Athens is definitely going to be where IT's at! Check it out: www.athensdowntownhotel.com Get your rooms reservedbefore March 17th, in order to get the room block.


    Young Democrats of Atlanta: Young Democrats of Atlanta is the official Fulton County chapter of Young Democrats of Georgia, and as such includes membership from all of Fulton County, not just those inside the Atlanta city limits. However, as the Young Democrats chapter at the center of the greater Atlanta area, we encourage the participation of local Young Democrats from any other county in our neighborhood.

    Meetings first Wed. of each month, Manuel's Tavern 602 N. Highland Ave., Atlanta, GA

    New Member Orientation: 6:30pm
    Mix and Mingle: 7pm
    Business meeting: 7:30pm

    Community Service with the Young Democrats of Atlanta:

    The Young Democrats of Atlanta believe that if we are going to talk about our values, and encourage our elected officials to adopt policies that support our values, we also have to get out into the community and BE about our values.

    The Service Committee is another part of the action-oriented outreach of Young Democrats of Atlanta. Contact our Service Committee Chair, Falatta Burdette, on how you can join our efforts.

    http://georgiademocrat.org/georgiademocratswork


    Atlanta Branch of the NAACP contact info:
    Atlanta Branch location: 2034 Metropolitan Pkwy
    mail: PO Box 310067
    Atlanta, GA 30314


    Fulton County Democratic Party, Atlanta, Georgia:

    FCDP Meetings are held on the second Thursday of every month (except December), at 7:00pm at the Communications Workers of America (Local 3204) Hall at 307 Logan Street SE Atlanta, GA 30312.


    Mid-Fulton Democrats are a diverse group of people who strive to create a large, dynamic community of concerned citizens charged with communicating to the people of Atlanta the need to get educated about political issues affecting our lives. Get Engaged. It is important to learn about the issues, but civil society requires more: active participation in discussion and debate. We provide the opportunity for you to meet local elected officials and candidates running for local office and to express your concerns to them. A democracy depends upon the active participation of its citizens. Join us and make sure the issues you care about are heard.

    We meet on third Tuesday of each month, 6:30 pm at Manuel's Tavern 602 N. Highland Ave., Atlanta, GA


    BIODIESEL IN ATLANTA:

    Here are some biodiesel stations in Atlanta, GA. Biodiesel is less polluting and has a smaller carbon footprint than regular diesel, and is produced right here in the USA. Biodiesel can be used in almost any diesel engine. Up to B20 (a 20 percent blend) any diesel engine, whether car or 18 wheeler or whatever, can use it. Above B20 some older engines may have problems, but newer engines should be ok.

    Refuel Biodiesel
    250 Arizona Ave NE
    Atlanta, GA 30307-2251
    (404) 219-9709
    website: www.refuelbiodiesel.org

    Current hours of operation:
    24 Hours a day / 7 days a week - Self-Service
    Fuel type: Currently we have B20 available, however we will be adding a B100 nozzle in the near future.

    Methods of payment accepted:
    VISA, Mastercard, American Express, and Discover Card
    The unit will run debit cards that bear a VISA or Mastercard logo as credit.


    Atlanta, GA Food Co-op:
    Sevananda Natural Foods Market
    Everyone Can Shop, Anyone Can Join!

    We are one of the Southeast‘s largest consumer-owned cooperatives providing fresh, local and organic produce, natural foods, vitamins and supplements, a large selection of bulk herbs and spices, earth-friendly household and pet products and freshly prepared foods including nutritious baked goods, soups, sandwiches, entrees and salads.

    Located in Little 5 Points, near Downtown Atlanta, we offer shoppers and member/owners a variety of health and nutrition classes for healthy living.

    467 Moreland Avenue NE
    Atlanta, GA 30307
    (404) 681-2831

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