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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).

Location: Brooklyn, New York, United States

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

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  • Wednesday, November 24, 2010

    Los Angeles, CA Focus


    Current TV, founded by Al Gore, includes some of the best journalism in America today. In particular their Vanguard series is amazing and should not be missed by ANYONE who wants to know in depth coverage of some of the major stories in the world.

    In Los Angeles, Current TV is available on:
    DIRECTV Channel 358
    DISH Network Channel 196
    Comcast Digital: Channel 107
    Time Warner Digital: Channel 142 (Los Angeles)
    AT&T U-Verse: Channel 189

    Check out their program schedule here.

    AM 1150

    Listen on your radio or listen live on your computer.

    Program schedule:

    6-9AM Stephanie Miller
    9AM-12PM Thom Hartmann
    12-3PM Randi Rhodes
    3-5PM Gayle King
    5-7PM Clark Howard
    7-10PM Mike Malloy
    10PM-3AM Phil Hendrie
    3-6AM Bill Press

    SATURDAY (the least progressive day of programmig?)
    7-8AM Inside Racing
    8-8:30AM Super Profits
    8:30-9AM Millionaire Maker
    9-10AM Real Estate Investing Hour
    10-11AM The Real Estate Radio
    11AM-12PM Bill Kelly Show
    1-2PM Health Talk with Dr. Jeffrey James
    2-3PM The Mortgage Radio Show
    4-5PM Real Estate Investing Hour

    6-9AM Health and Nutrition
    9:30-10:30AM A Call To Consciousness
    11AM-12PM You Are What You Love
    8-9PM Southern California Live with Johnny Wendell
    9-11PM Keep Hope Alive With Rev. Jesse Jackson
    11PM -12AM The Motley Fool Money Show


    KPFK Pacific Radio 93.7 FM:
    Check out their program schedule here.

    KPCC Southern California Public Radio 89.3 FM:

    Southern California Public Radio (SCPR) is a member-supported public radio network that operates 89.3 KPCC-FM in Los Angeles and Orange County, 89.1 KUOR-FM in the Inland Empire and 90.3 KPCV in the Coachella Valley. Reaching more than 600,000 listeners every week, SCPR is the most listened to public radio news service of any kind in Southern California and serves the diverse communities of Southern California with award winning local news coverage as well as the most NPR (National Public Radio) content available anywhere in the region.

    Check out their program schedule here.

    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 LA branches:

    Santa Monica-Venice NAACP
    1705 WEST PICO BLVD.
    Santa Monica, CA 90405

    Los Angeles NAACP
    Los Angeles, CA 90008

    Inglewood Southbay NAACP
    PO BOX 8162
    Inglewood, CA 90309

    California State Univ @ Los Angeles NAACP
    1232 W 122ND STREET
    Los Angeles, CA 90044

    Beverly Hills-Hollywood NAACP
    P.O. BOX 2349
    Hollywood, CA 90078

    Compton NAACP
    1701 E ALONDRA #A
    Compton, CA 90221

    Carson/Torrance NAACP
    PO BOX 4668
    Carson, CA 90749

    San Fernando Valley Branch
    PO BOX 922451
    Sylmar, CA 91392

    National Jewish Democratic Council:

    The National Jewish Democratic Council is the trusted voice and resource for Democratic office holders, candidates and party organizations to better understand and engage with the Jewish community. NJDC mobilizes the Jewish community and convenes opinion leadership to support the Democratic promise for all Americans. We look to our Jewish tradition to guide us on the issues of social and economic justice, religious pluralism and the peace and security of the State of Israel that will be the hallmark of our work.

    NJDC believes that through our work in Democratic Party politics, we can ensure a better world for our children and grandchildren.

    For more information, or to become a member of the Los Angeles chapter, email andrewlachman@hotmail.com.

    This one has always been a favorite of mine and my mother helped them out a bit in their early days. They still are going strong and are needed as much as ever.

    Since 1985, people like you who care about our rivers, beaches and oceans have been a part of Heal the Bay's fight to make Southern California coastal waters and watersheds, including Santa Monica Bay, safe, healthy and clean.

    As far back as our first fight to end the dumping of untreated wastewater from the Hyperion Sewage Treatment Plant, we've worked from a base of science to educate the you, the media and government agencies about the causes and effects of pollution on our Bay.

    Today, the greatest threats to our coastal waters and watersheds, and to all of us - both human and animal - that rely on the ocean for pleasure, income or sustenance, come from urban and stormwater runoff, plastic pollution, and the ever-increasing stresses to our marine environment from over-fishing and climate change.

    To meet these challenges, Heal the Bay continues to partner with you and thousands of your neighbors in southern California through community action programs such as Nothin' But Sand and Coastal Cleanup Day and through advocacy efforts to move municipal, state and Federal government and regulatory agencies to act in our collective interests. We couldn't meet our challenges without the help of local businesses, community leaders, grassroots activists, and our dedicated volunteers and supporters across Los Angeles County and beyond.

    Working together, we can protect and save one of our most precious, natural resources – with your help, we can heal the bay.

    * Check out our Events and join us for Benefit Partner party, festival, lecture, public hearing or rally near you
    * Get a Speakers Bureau talk for your faith-based group, school or club
    * Subscribe to blue, our monthly update of eco-tips, local happenings and news you can use

    And for those who collect gool art, here is a project set up to help Heal the Bay: (thanks to a reader's email...hope to buy something from them one day!)


    Buy the Bay is a collaborative project that reframes our favorite beach experiences as a line of limited edition products. Each is available to own, and 100% of the proceeds benefit Heal the Bay and the continued efforts to preserve that experience.

    To see their collection, click here.


    ¡LatinoLA! is a vibrant forum of ideas, opinions, commentaries and creativity that reflects our community's voices, lives and souls.

    We celebrate the voice, life and soul of Los Angeles Latinos y Latinas.

    Check them out here.

    Check out their Calendar of Events.

    Join in their Forum.

    L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center
    Since 1971 the L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center has been building the health, advocating for the rights and enriching the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people.

    The Center's wide array of services includes: free HIV/AIDS care and medications for those most in need; housing, food, clothing and support for homeless LGBT youth; support and advocacy services for LGBT seniors and LGBT-parented families.

    The Center also offers low-cost counseling and addiction-recovery services; legal services; health education and HIV prevention programs; transgender services; a cultural arts program and much more.

    Sign up for their newsletter

    Get help

    Find events at the LA Gay and Lesbian Center.

    Here are some local Democracy for America affiliates in the Los Angeles area. These are the true progressive grassroots started by Howard Dean.

    Southern California for Democracy
    For more info, join here.

    San Fernando Valley Grassroots for Democracy

    Valley Grassroots for Democracy is one of the largest Democratic Clubs in the San Fernando Valley. We support clean money, healthcare for all, election integrity, fiscal responsibility, and an end to the war in Iraq. And we support candidates who support those ideals. We are committed to win in 2010 while increasing the Democratic majority in the House and Senate.

    Join Valley Grassroots for Democracy

    Join Our Free Email Announcement List

    San Fernando Valley Young Democrats
    Founded in 1994, the San Fernando Valley Young Democrats serves as the premiere democratic organization for young professionals in the San Fernando Valley. Through promoting activism in state and local politics, SFVYD advocates for the core principles of the Democratic Party while providing opportunities to meet new people and establish meaningful contacts in the political community.

    Get Involved Now!

    1. Become a member of SFVYD
    2. Attend one of our upcoming events
    3. Check out our blog
    4. Renew your membership dues!

    Democracy For Downtown
    Democracy for downtown is non-profit advocacy group dedicated to providing political activists in Los Angeles County the training and guidance they will need to elect fiscally responsible and social progressive candidates to office of any political party. If you are interested in joining, contact: lynnke@earthlink.net or click here.

    For those who like to combine fun and politics, here are a slew of Drinking Liberally chapters in Los Angeles

    San Fernando Valley Drinking Liberally
    Sherman Oaks, CA
    Second and Fourth Wednesday of each month, 7:30 pm
    Pineapple Hill Saloon & Grill, 4454 Van Nuys Blvd. (Just North of Moorpark Street in the shopping center)

    Los Angeles Drinking Liberally
    Santa Monica, CA
    Fourth Wednesday of each month, 7:00 pm
    Trip, 2101 Lincoln Blvd

    Americans United for Separation of Church and State
    San Fernando 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.

    P.O. Box 8061 Northridge, California 91327


    The Progressive Jewish Alliance (PJA) was founded in 1999 by Jewish Angelenos seeking to assert an authentic progressive Jewish presence in the campaigns for social justice in Southern California, home to the nation’s second largest city and second largest Jewish community. PJA educates, advocates and organizes on issues of peace, equality, diversity and justice, as a progressive voice in the Jewish community and a Jewish voice in the progressive community. Over the past ten years, PJA has created a new model of Jewish community organizing, and has reinvigorated the progressive Jewish landscape in Los Angeles.

    Subscribe to their email list here.

    Check out their Los Angeles Working Groups here.

    Check out their Los Angeles Events Calendar here.


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