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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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  • Thursday, February 24, 2011

    Fredericksburg/Spotsylvania County, VA Focus

    UPCOMING EVENT: Virginia Organizing Fredericksburg area chapter meeting

    When: Wed, March 9, 6:00pm – 7:30pm
    Where: Downtown Fredericksburg library (map)
    Description: Please contact kevin@virginia-organizing.org for more details.

    Virginia Organizing is a statewide grassroots organization dedicated to challenging injustice by empowering people in local communities to address issues that affect the quality of their lives. Virginia Organizing especially encourages the participation of those who have traditionally had little or no voice in our society. By building relationships with individuals and groups throughout the state, Virginia Organizing strives to get them to work together, democratically and non-violently, for change.

    Organizar Virginia es una organizacion de base a nivel estatal dedicada a luchar encontra de la injusticia dandole poder a la gente en las comunidades locales para que puedan exponer sus preocupaciones que les afecta en su vida diaria. Como una organizacion no partidista, Organizar Virginia especialmente fomenta la participacion de aquellos que tradicionalmente han tenido poca o ninguna voz en nuestra sociedad. Estableciendo relacion con grupos o personas individuales atraves del estado, Organizer Virginia sigue luchando para que trabajemos juntos, democraticamente sin violencia por cambio social.

    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.

    Volunteering Resources in Fredericksburg Area:

    Virginia Food pantries and Soup kitchens

    Habitat for Humanity - Local Affiliates


    Infinite Energy Resources
    * Product types: wind energy systems (large), solar electric power systems, wind power plants.
    * Service types: consulting, project development services
    * Address: 14 Royal Hills, Fredericksburg, Virginia USA 22406
    * Telephone: 703 406-9796

    Get "greener" in Fredericksburg: environmental resources in your area (from American Towns.com)

    Recycling Guide for Fredericksburg
    Energy Efficient Products
    Fredericksburg City County Pollution Report Scorecard
    Local Foods near Fredericksburg

    Veterans Green Jobs:

    Focused so far on Colorado and Virginia, Veterans Green Jobs is a nonprofit organization, and our mission is to connect military veterans with meaningful employment opportunities that serve our communities and environment. We focus on helping vets find career opportunities in stable economic sectors related to environmental restoration, preservation and sustainability; clean and renewable energy; and energy efficiency and conservation.

    For their Virginia location, contact: (339) 222-3070

    Government Resources in Fredericksburg (these are those things we all need that Republicans ALWAYS want to cut and Democrats support):

    Veterans Services in VA

    US Department of Veterans Affairs

    Small Business Administration offices

    Social Security

    NAACP in Spotsylvania County:



    Fredericksburg Drinking Liberally
    For those who love to mix politics and pleasure
    o Every Thursday of each month, 7:00 pm
    o Colonial Tavern, 406 Lafayette Blvd.
    o Hosted by Amy LaMarca | William Salinger

    Democratic Organizations in Fredericksburg/ Spotsylvania Area:

    Spotsylvania County Democrats:

    "One great difference which has characterized this division (between liberal and conservative parties) has been that the liberal party - no matter what its particular name was at the time - believed in the wisdom and efficacy of the will of the great majority of the people, as distinguished from the judgement of a small minority . . . The other great difference between the two parties has been this: The liberal party is a party which believes that, as new conditions and problems arise beyond the power of men and women to meet as individuals, it becomes the duty of the Government itself to find new remedies with which to meet them. The liberal party insists that the Government has the definite duty to use all its power and resources to meet new social problems with new social controls - to insure to the average person the right to his own economic and political life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness." (President Franklin D. Roosevelt,1941)

    Website: http://www.spotsydems.org/
    Douglass Ferguson, Co - Chair
    4 Sunkist Ct.
    Fredericksburg, VA 22407

    Opal Stroup, Co - Chair
    13402 Perimeter Dr
    Fredericksburg, VA 22407

    The Spotsylvania County Democratic Committee meets the 3rd Monday of each month at 7:00 PM at the Salem Church Library, 2607 Salem Church Road, Fredericksburg, VA 22407
    (540) 785-9267
    For more information e-mail us: info@spotsydems.org

    Fredericksburg Democrats:
    website: http://fredericksburgdem.org/
    P.O. Box 1261, Fredericksburg, VA 22402-1261
    Telephone: 540-373-6641

    Here's a good green, local business in Fredericksburg (from Green America's Green Business Network):

    First Peoples Worldwide
    Led by Indigenous Peoples and dedicated to the mission of strengthening Indigenous communities through asset control and the dissemination of knowledge. Through regranting, technical assistance, education, and advocacy, First Peoples provides Indigenous Peoples with the tools, information, and relationships necessary for sustainable economic development.
    Phone: (540)899-6545
    Fax: (540)899-6501
    857 Leeland Rd
    Fredericksbrg, VA 22405



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