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Mole's Progressive Democrat

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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I am a research biologist in NYC. Married with two kids living in Brooklyn.

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  • Thursday, November 04, 2010

    California 11th District Focus: San Joaquin, Alameda and Santa Clara Counties

    Some recurring events in the 11th District

    Democratic Alliance for Action in Santa Clarita is a local grassroots organization fighting to keep California blue. They meet the fourth Thursday of each month at Vincenzo's Pizza - 24504 1/2 Lyons Avenue, Newhall
    Please Order Food and Schmooze before 7 pm (doors open 5:45 pm).
    Make sure to sign in at the check-in table.

    For more info:

    661-309-4DAA (4322), Michael Kulka, president
    Democratic Alliance for Action PO BOX 802481, Santa Clarita CA 91380-2481

    Americans United for Separation of Church and State
    Silicon Valley Chapter

    We come from all 50 states and a wide variety of religious, political and philosophical backgrounds. We are dedicated to preserving the constitutional principle of church-state separation as the only way to ensure religious freedom for all Americans.

    2310 Homestead Road, Suite 523 Los Altos, California 94024

    Founded in 1909, the NAACP is the nation's oldest and largest civil rights organization. From the ballot box to the classroom, the thousands of dedicated workers, organizers, leaders and members who make up the NAACP continue to fight for social justice for all Americans.

    Here are some local NAACP branches:

    San Jose NAACP
    304 N.6TH STREET
    San Jose, CA 95112

    Fremont-Union City-Newark NAACP
    Union City, CA 94587

    South San Mateo Co NAACP
    Palo Alto, CA 94303

    Stanford University College NAACP Chapter
    Stanford, CA 94305

    Santa Clara County Democratic Club is a progressive organization dedicated to informing voters, encouraging citizen involvement in the political process, and promoting Democratic Party values.

    General Meetings are held every third Monday of each month (except one summer month and December) at a local restaurant. Watch our home page for details and locations. Everyone is welcome to join us for dinner at 6 p.m. The meeting starts at 7 p.m. Club meetings feature interesting guest speakers informing us on issues and candidates. For more info: e-mail: president@DemocraticClub-SCC.org

    Alameda County Democratic Party: coordinates the party's activities throughout the county, making endorsements, organizing events and directing resources to support local, state and national candidates. Its governing body, the Alameda County Democratic Central Committee, is charged under state law with overseeing the Party's local activities and campaigns, under the general direction of the California Democratic Party. The Central Committee consists of members elected from each of the county's State Assembly Districts, as well as the Democratic nominees for Congress, State Senate, Assembly, and State Constitutional office.

    The Alameda County Democratic Party Central Committee meets the first Wednesday of every month (except during election months) at the San Leandro Library, (Dave Karp Room), 300 Estudillo Ave., San Leandro. Meetings begin at 7pm.

    Check out their entire calendar here.

    For more information, Email: info@acdems.org, Phone: 510.537.6390

    Asian Pacific American Democratic Caucus of Alameda County:

    The Democratic Party is the party of equal opportunity and access.
    * Democrats believe in providing quality education for everyone who seeks it, ensuring healthcare for all who need it, and protecting services for seniors who deserve it.
    * Democrats advocate for a fair and balanced immigration policy.
    * Democrats want to build and support small businesses and promote diversity in the awarding of government contracts.
    * Democrats believe in fighting for and upholding civil rights.

    In short, the Democratic Party shares the beliefs and aspirations of Asian Pacific Americans. For more information, email us at membership@apacaucus.org.
    or call 510-522-7797

    For upcoming events, go here.

    Democratic Club of Greater Tracy:
    As Democrats, we value human dignity, social and environmental justice, equal opportunity and fairness. Working together, we can elect candidates who will embrace those values and make our community a better place for all.

    We hope you will join with us. Here at our website, you’ll discover how you can connect with other Democrats, gather information, and find many different ways to get involved in shaping our future.

    Meetings are held at 7 PM on the second Wednesday of the month on the third floor of the Platinum Conference Center (in the Old Opera House) located at 902 N. Central Avenue, , Tracy, CA 95376.

    Contact: Marvin Rothschild
    E-Mail: marvinrothschild@yahoo.com

    Latina Democrats of San Joaquin County
    Contact: Carmen Fernandez
    (209) 944-0118

    Democrats of Greater Stockton: Meetings at 7 p.m. the second Tuesday of every month at UJ’s Restaurant, 7628 Pacific Ave., Stockton

    Contact: Richard Blackston
    Club Phone: (866) 752-3367
    E-mail: webmaster@stocktondogs.com

    Drinking Liberally Stockton
    Third Friday of each month, 7:00 pm
    Iguanna Wanna
    7555 Pacific Ave Front of Bar
    Stockton, CA, 95207

    Contact: Joel Carignan
    (209) 351-3397

    Manteca Democratic Club
    Contact: Bill Perkins
    (209) 239-7650 or perkinsbill@comcast.net

    Greater Lodi Area Democrats:
    Contact: Marcia or Dean Savage
    (209) 368-6493 or marsav@yahoo.com


    I also want to highlight where you can get biodiesel in and around the 11th District.

    Rotten Robbie, 1304 Piedmont Rd, San Jose, CA, 95132, 408-259-5535, Offers B20 (good in ANY diesel engine), CASH, CREDIT/ 6AM-11PM

    Western States Oil Company, 1790 S 10th St, San Jose, CA, 95112, 408-292-1041, Offers B99, 7AM-5PM M-F; SIGN PAPERS FIRST

    Rotten Robbie 310 N Whisman Rd, Mountain View, CA, 94043, 650-965-2609, Offers B20 (good in ANY diesel engine), CASH, CREDIT CARDS/ 6AM-10PM

    The Green Station, 136 Gilman Ave, Campbell, CA, 95008, 831-425-9100, Offers B99, TUES, THURS, FRI 4-7 CASH/CHECK


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