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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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  • Tuesday, December 28, 2010

    Davenport/Scott County, IA Focus

    KWNJ 91.1 FM
    KUNI 94.5 FM
    KUNI 102.1 FM

    Iowa Public Radio informs, enriches and engages Iowans through radio programming and other media. IPR enhances civic and cultural connections across the state, strengthening communities and reflecting Iowa's sense of place.

    Check out their Program schedule here

    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 most areas Current TV is available on:
    DIRECTV Channel 358
    DISH Network Channel 196
    Comcast Digital: Channel 107
    AT&T U-Verse: Channel 189

    Check out their program schedule here.

    Contact: Vera Kelly, President
    General Meetings
    7:00 PM - 8:00 PM the third Tuesday of each month at:
    United Neighbors, Inc.
    808 Harrison Street
    Davenport, IA 52803

    The NAACP insures the political, educational, social and economic equality of minority groups and citizens; achieves equality of rights and eliminates race prejudice among the citizens of the United States; removes all barriers of racial discrimination through the democratic processes; seeks to enact and enforce federal, state and local laws securing civil rights; informs the public of the adverse effects of racial discrimination and seeks its elimination; and educates people of their constitutional rights and to take all lawful action in furtherance of these principles.

    Check out their calendar of events here.

    Democracy for America-Quad Cities

    We are one DFA group covering the Iowa and Illinois Quad Cities (Bettendorf, Davenport, Moline, and Rock Island). We meet periodically at various locations.

    To Join please click here.

    Scott County Democrats
    We are a group of local individuals that volunteer our time to elect Democratic candidates to local, state and federal political offices.

    Democratic Headquarters
    Midtown Plaza
    1706 Brady Street, Suite 205
    Davenport, IA 52803-4708
    (563) 324-7699

    To volunteer to help working and middle class Americans by electing strong, progressive Democrats, click here.

    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 inBiodiesel 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.

    Here are a couple of stations selling biodiesel in Scott County

    Big Ten Mart #24, 5310 N Brady St, Davenport, IA 52806, 563-391-1120, Sells B2 (2% biodiesel, good in any diesel engine). CREDIT OK 6AM-10PM

    One Stop Mart, 3718 State St, Bettendorf, IA 52722, 563-359-6839, Sells B2 (2% biodiesel, good in any diesel engine). CREDIT OK 5AM-11PM

    Alternative energy and YOUR energy bill: YOU can be part of the solution for America by signing up to purchase your energy through a Green Power Provider. My wife and I have been doing this in NYC for years. All our energy usage is provided through wind energy generation on American farms. So we use clean energy AND help American farmers. It costs us three cents per kilowatt-hour more per month, but we feel great about it. Although our actual energy may come from anywhere, we are paying to purchase wind energy for the energy grid. Each state has different programs available, usually through yuor existing energy provider right on your existing energy bill. To find such options in Iowa, go here and pick your energy provider from the list. If you need help, you can email me and tell me who you get your bill from (don't give me any other info!) and I can tell you who to contact to go green through that energy provider. Or you can do the same thing using Renewable Energy Certificates through an organization that works with utility companies, though in this case it is a separate bill. One off the cheapest (.4-1 cent per kilowatt-hour), but still e-Green certified, ways to do this is through Good Energy. Or, for about half a cent per kilowatt-hour you can purchase renewable energy certificates through Carbonfund.org. ANY of these ways you do it, you are helping the environment, helping America, and helping cut carbon emissions.



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