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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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    Los Angeles/San Fernando Valley/San Gabriel Valley, CA Focus

    Special Upcoming Event:

    Glendale Democratic Club Candidate Forum for the April Election

    A Candidate Forum Will Be Held for the April 5th Election on
    March 16th, 7 pm at Pacific Park Community Center

    The Glendale Democrats will resume Tabling at the
    Montrose Harvest Market in March 2011
    Sundays, 9 am to 2 pm
    Call Caro Avanessian at
    (818) 956-7103
    for more information or to volunteer your time.

    This kind of effort, tabling and candidate forums, are critical ways to get involved in your community. Looks to me like the Glendale Dems have their act together!
    For Information about the Glendale Dems:
    E-mail glendaledemocrat@yahoo.com
    or call (818) 848-8639

    (And hey! All other Greater LA Democratic Clubs...let me know if you have events as cool and effective as Glendale's!)


    CURRENT TV LOS ANGELES:

    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.


    PROGRESSIVE TALK RADIO LOS ANGELES:
    KTLK
    AM 1150

    Listen on your radio or listen live on your computer.

    Program schedule:

    MONDAY-FRIDAY
    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

    SUNDAY
    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


    COMMUNITY RADIO SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA:

    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.


    LOS ANGELES NAACP:
    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
    323-296-2630

    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
    323-464-7616

    Compton NAACP
    1701 E ALONDRA #A
    Compton, CA 90221
    310-763-2572

    Carson/Torrance NAACP
    PO BOX 4668
    Carson, CA 90749
    310-885-3560

    San Fernando Valley Branch
    PO BOX 922451
    Sylmar, CA 91392
    877-245-9381


    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.


    DEMOCRATIC CLUBS IN LOS ANGELES COUNTY:
    (for a comprehensive list, click here)

    Action Democrats of the San Fernando Valley
    14843 Huston St.
    Sherman Oaks, CA 91403-3787
    (818) 990-7037
    mee1©ix.netcom.com

    Alhambra Democratic Club
    PO Box 3322
    Alhambra, CA 91803-3322
    626-287-7208
    213-944-7208
    allendorel©yahoo.com
    http://www.alhambrademocrats.org/

    Meets 3rd Wednesday of the month at:
    Denny's Restaurant
    Banquet Room
    365 W. Main St., Alhambra
    Meetings start at 7:00; come early and have dinner with club member

    Arroyo Democratic Club
    951 N. Hudson Ave.
    Pasadena, CA 91104-4507
    626-795-2798
    626-794-6389
    joandtim©charter.net

    Asian Pacific American Democratic Club
    P.O. Box 11024
    Torrance, CA 90510
    310-266-1409
    StaceyToda©hotmail.com

    Beach Cities Democratic Club
    PO Box 2192
    Redondo Beach, CA 90278
    310-374-4744
    http://www.lafn.org/politics/bcdc/

    Meets at 7:30 PM on the fourth Tuesday of every month (except December) at the Hayward Community Center, 2000 Artesia Boulevard in Redondo Beach.

    Bellflower Democratic Club
    13739 Hanwell Ave.
    Bellflower, CA 90706
    (562)633-1973
    jpd19622002©yahoo.com

    Bonita Democratic Council
    PO Box 926
    La Verne, CA 91750
    (909) 599-9661
    909-920-0881
    mtlyons©aol.com
    http://www.bonitademocrats.org

    Meets Third Thursday @ 7pm
    San Dimas Senior Center
    201 E. Bonita Avenue
    San Dimas, CA 91773

    Burbank Democratic Club
    P.O. BOX 7152
    Burbank, CA 91510
    818-567-2567
    (818)788-2649
    ajanetr©sbcglobal.net
    http://www.burbankdemocraticclub.com/

    Meets Last Thursday of the month @ 7pm.
    see website for meeting site

    Committee for a More Democratic California
    1212 S. Victory Blvd.
    Burbank, CA 91502
    213-386-3860
    lzakson©gmail.com

    Culver City Democratic Club
    PO Box 4254
    Culver City, CA 90231-4254
    310-204-1338
    (310) 945-5744
    president©ccdemclub.org
    http://www.ccdemclub.org/

    Meets the 2nd Wednesday @ 7pm
    Veterans Memorial Building
    Rotunda Room
    4117 Overland Ave
    (at Culver Blvd.)
    Culver City

    Democratic Action Center of the South Bay
    1007 N. Sepulveda Blvd., P.O. Box 2095
    Manhattan Beach, CA 90267-2095
    (310) 536-0093
    310-546-7147
    pniemiec©hotmail.com
    http://www.democraticactioncenter.com/
    info©DemocraticActionCenter.com

    Democratic Club of Pasadena Foothills
    PO Box 90643
    Pasadena, CA 91109
    (626)398-0087
    (626)388-9715
    joepardee©sbcglobal.net

    Meets Third Thursday @ 7pm
    Villa Gardens
    842 East Villa Street 5th Floor
    Pasadena, CA 91101

    Democratic Club of South Gate
    10313 Dan Vicente Ave.
    South Gate, CA 90280
    (323) 566-3011

    Democratic Club of Westside Progressives
    4626 Via Marina #303
    Marina del Rey, CA 90292
    310-574-0249
    310-490-3858

    Democratic Party of the San Fernando Valley
    PO Box 52759
    Sherman Oaks, CA 91413-7295
    818-887-1976
    818-469-6050
    agikessler©yahoo.com
    www.dpsfv.com/

    Democratic Women of the San Fernando Valley
    9732 Via Siena
    Burbank, CA 91504
    818-749-2829
    sLynshaw©aol.com
    http://www.democraticwomenofsfv.org/

    Democratic Women's Study Club
    5710 Appian Way
    Long Beach, CA 90803
    562-433-1489
    bedouglass2©juno.com
    http://www.southcodems.org/womenstudy/
    2nd Saturday of every month. Meetings begin around 12 Noon.

    Democrats for Better Government
    25439 Via Macarena
    Valencia, CA 91355
    661-799-3632
    661-222-2800
    carolelutness©ca.rr.com

    Democrats for Change
    7347 De Celis Pl.
    Van Nuys, CA 91406
    818-219-0840
    sanchantonio©gmail.com

    Meets 2nd Thursday of each month at 7:30 at the State Building Auditorium, 6150 Van Nuys Blvd, Van Nuys

    Democrats for Neighborhood Action
    PO Box 292137
    Los Angeles, CA 90029
    323-666-5321
    323-627-1892
    r_silver©sbcglobal.net
    Meets 3rd Wednesday at Citibank Building, 1965 Hillhurst Avenue, 2nd floor, Los Angeles

    Club email: dnala©sbcglobal.net

    Foothill Community Democrats
    P.O. Box 1958
    Monrovia, CA 91017
    nancymatthews©altrionet.com
    http://www.foothillcommunitydemocrats.org/
    4th Thursdy monthly, 7-8:30pm at the Peach Cafe, 141 East Colorado Blvd., Monrovia
    Beverages and pastries are available for purchase between 6:45 and 7:15pm. Please place dinner orders by 2pm by calling 626 559-9092

    Franklin Roosevelt Legacy Democratic Club
    3821 York Blvd
    Los Angeles, CA 90065
    (626) 808-5012
    qscottfree©gmail.com

    Gardena Valley Democratic Club
    15433 S. Catalina Ave.
    Gardena, CA 90247
    310-532-0527
    310-629-1991
    dmedina©netscape.com
    http://www.lafn.org/politics/gvdc/
    3rd Monday of each month
    Ken Nakaoka Community Center Auditorium
    1670 W. 162nd Street in Gardena

    Glendale Democratic Club
    PO Box 10243
    Glendale, CA 91209
    818-679-0521
    glendaledemocrat©aol.com
    http://www.glendaledemocrat.com/

    Meets 3rd Thursday @ 6:30pm
    American Red Cross
    1501 South Brand Blvd
    Glendale CA 91204

    Hollywood-Highlands Democratic Club
    P.O. Box 931305
    Los Angeles, CA 91101
    (323) 467-8400
    213-291-1854
    cesar©theadvocacyworks.com
    www.hollywoodhighlands.org

    Hubert Humphrey Democratic Club of Cerritos
    11245 183rd St, #136
    Cerritos, CA 90703
    562-405-5482
    (562) 712-4072
    garychomiak©earthlink.net
    www.hhhdemocrats.org

    Inglewood Democratic Club
    PO Box 2973
    Inglewood, CA 90305
    323-779-4402
    213-718-6414

    Iranian-American Democrats of Los Angeles
    P.O. Box 3351
    Santa Monica, CA 90408
    (310) 535-5800
    www.iadla.com

    Korean American Democratic Committee
    PO Box 24696
    Los Angeles, CA 90042
    (310) 882-8650
    310-553-7194
    kadc©koreanamericandems.org
    http://www.koreanamericandems.org/

    Lawndale Democratic Club
    4553 W. 156th St.
    Lawndale, CA 90260
    (310) 679-2877
    310-245-0243
    simone3955©msn.com
    http://groups.yahoo.com/group/lawndalians/
    General Meeting on the 3rd Wednesday of every month.

    LAX Area Democratic Club
    843 Penn St.
    El Segundo, CA 90245
    (310) 497-3013
    (310)615-1940
    al_lay©hotmail.com
    http://groups.yahoo.com/group/laxademclub/

    We meet the 3rd Tuesday of every month at the El Segundo Public Library.
    111 W. Mariposa Ave, El Segundo, CA 90245
    The meeting starts at 7:30 pm.

    Long Beach Democratic Club
    3709 Cerritos Ave.
    Long Beach, CA 90807
    (562)427-3247
    jamesallenjohnson©gmail.com
    www.southcodems.org/lbdc/

    Long Beach Lambda Democratic Club
    PO Box 14454
    Long Beach, CA 90803
    (562)436-4656
    562-537-6863
    robertinlb©msn.com
    www.lblambdademocratic.org

    Malibu Democratic Club
    P.O. Box 561
    Malibu, CA 90265
    310-456-1242
    310-468-4278
    jtgoodman2©verizon.net

    Mark Twain Democratic Club
    PO Box 6255
    Whittier, CA 90609
    562-587-0487
    madrshap©aol.com

    Meet Last Tuesday of Every Month
    6:00PM Dinner, 7:00PM Program
    Mimi's Cafe
    15436 E. Whittier Blvd.
    Whittier, CA 90603

    Martin Luther King, Jr. Democratic Club
    19402 S. Cliveden Ave.
    Carson, CA 90746
    310-632-1637
    310-908-8084
    royelovesr©aol.com

    Model City Democratic Club of Commerce
    5444 E. Pueblo Ct.
    Commerce, CA 90040
    323-728-1805
    dsbagne©hotmail.com
    www.commercedemocraticclub.com

    Meetings take place on the third Thursday of each month.
    Time: 7:00 p.m.
    Bandini Community Center
    4725 Astor Avenue
    Commerce, CA 90040

    Monterey Park Democratic Club
    668 Aztec Way
    Monterey Park, CA 91755
    626-289-6790
    626-575-8839
    peterchan©att.net

    New Frontier Democratic Club
    PO Box 451813
    Los Angeles, CA 90045
    310-978-8298
    310-880-3748
    cjfowler©att.net
    http://www.newfrontierdemocraticclub.org/

    Meets Every Third Tuesday
    AAVREP Center
    2092 W. Jefferson Boulevard at Arlington
    Los Angeles 90018
    (323) 960-5727
    6:00p.m.-8:00p.m.

    North Valley Democratic Club
    20645 Mayall St.
    Chatsworth, CA 91311
    818-360-1290
    sidneygold2000©hotmail.com

    Northeast Democratic Club
    PO Box 50672
    Los Angeles, CA 90050
    (323) 255-0501
    323-422-9911
    brumble©roadrunner.com
    http://www.northeastdemocrats.org/

    Every third Wednesday of the Month
    El Arco Iris, 5684 York Ave
    Los Angeles
    7:00pm

    Pacific Palisades Democratic Club
    PO Box 343
    Pacific Palisades, CA 90272
    310-459-5046
    310-600-6037
    berkes©aol.com
    www.palisadesdemclub.org
    Club email: info©palisadesdemclub.org

    Palos Verdes Peninsula Democratic Club
    PO Box 2234
    Rolling Hills Estates, CA 90274
    (310) 406-8057
    310-465-6188
    wecanrule©yahoo.com
    www.pvpdemocrats.org
    Usually meets the 3rd Sunday of the month at the Main Peninsula Library

    Philippine American Los Angeles Democrats
    4938 Denny Ave.
    North Hollywood, CA 91601
    818-509-0088
    213-309-1577
    haru©ironlotus.org

    Pomona Valley Democratic Club
    290 Heritage Ct.
    Pomona, CA 91767
    909-620-9239
    909-971-8591
    mario.suarez©twcable.com

    Progressive Democratic Club
    1404 W. Cruces St.
    Wilmington, CA 90744-1910
    310-835-9234
    310-835-8008
    progdemclub©ca.rr.com

    Progressive Democrats of the Santa Monica Mountains
    P.O. Box 644
    Topanga, CA 90290
    310-455-4050
    818-226-6100
    dorothyreik©pdsmm.org
    www.pdsmm.org

    Progressive Democrats of Los Angeles
    954 Fiske St.
    Pacific Palisades, CA 90272
    310-459-8471
    310-795-2322
    winogradcoach©aol.com
    http://www.pdla.org

    Robert F. Kennedy Democratic Club
    PO Box 821
    La Mirada, CA 90637
    (562) 943-8527
    562-237-3482
    smith1000©ca.rr.com
    www.rfkdemclub.org

    Meets Second Monday of each month at 7:00 p.m.
    at the Sizzler Restaurant,
    15252 E. Rosecrans,
    La Mirada.

    San Fernando Valley Young Democrats
    PO Box 7656
    Van Nuys, CA 91409
    310-985-5684
    646-483-9324
    elipmen©sfvyd.org
    www.sfvyd.org

    San Gabriel Valley Democratic Center
    PO Box 1461
    Covina, CA 91722
    626-967-1888
    626-840-2329
    brad©writepitch.com
    www.sgvdems.com

    San Gabriel Valley Democratic Women's Club
    P.O. Box 70762
    Pasadena, CA 91117-7762
    626-797-0435
    626-433-3355
    mlisenberg©email.com

    San Pedro Democratic Club
    1536 W. 25th St., #214
    San Pedro, CA 90732
    (310) 391-9899
    dgdavidgreene©yahoo.com
    www.sanpedrodems.org

    MEETS SECOND THURSDAY OF THE MONTH
    7:00 pm at the Harry Bridges Institute (ILWU Hall)
    350 W. 5th Street, Suite 209
    San Pedro, CA

    Santa Monica Democratic Club
    PO Box 1052
    Santa Monica, CA 90406
    (310) 266-7315
    juliedadsm©aol.com

    Sherman Oaks Democratic Club
    PO Box 56795
    Sherman Oaks, CA 91403
    818-384-1391
    casey.h.robinson©gmail.com
    http://www.shermanoaksdemocrats.com/
    7.00 p.m. @ the Van Nuys State Building.

    Stonewall Democratic Club of Los Angeles
    7985 Santa Monica Blvd., #325
    West Hollywood, CA 90046
    323-252-2521
    john.m.cleary©gmail.com
    www.stonewall-dems.org

    Torrance Democratic Club
    23108 Eriel Ave.
    Torrance, CA 90505
    310-325-5735
    310-370-5492
    rickandrea©gmail.com
    www.torrancedemocraticclub.com

    Meet 2nd Wednesday of every month @ 7p.m.
    Torrance Municipal Airport Flight Center
    (Located next to control tower.)

    Valley Grassroots for Democracy
    15848 Lahey St
    Granada Hills, CA 91344
    818-831-3376
    cjones©runchadrun.com
    www.valleygrassrootsfordemocracy.com

    We meet every month at the Van Nuys State Building Auditorium at 6150 Van Nuys Blvd at Calvert. We work hard to have an interesting program every month. In odd-numbered months we meet on the 3rd Saturday at 10 am. In even-numbered months we meet on the 3rd Thursday at 7 pm.

    Valley West Democratic Club
    24330 Bessemer St.
    Woodland Hills, CA 91367
    (805) 888-8718
    valleywestdems©gmail.com
    http://valleywestdems.googlepages.com/

    meetings are generally held on the third Wednesday of the month at 7:00 pm at Shomrei Torah Synagogue, 7353 Valley Circle Blvd., West Hills.

    West Hollywood Democratic Club
    PO Box 691005
    West Hollywood, CA 90069
    (310) 657-1083
    310-617-1073
    DDeLuccio©aol.com
    www.wehodems.org

    West LA Democratic Club
    PO Box 8
    Venice, CA 90294
    310-578-1082
    (310) 704-8061
    willismgm©earthlink.net
    http://westlademclub.org

    Westchester Democratic Club
    7933 Alverstone Ave. #8
    Westchester, CA 90045
    (310) 670-4155
    310-553-3655
    sammickelson©sbcglobal.net
    groups.yahoo.com/groups/westchesterdems

    Westside Grassroots Democratic Club
    2491 Purdue Ave., #213
    Los Angeles, CA 90069
    (310) 445-3234

    Westwood-Westside Democratic Club
    PO Box 941544
    Los Angeles, CA 90064-1544
    (323) 299-3244
    nordlingers©aol.com
    www.westwoodwestsidedemocraticclub.org

    Meets on the third Thursday of the month @ 7:30pm.
    Community Room A of the Westside Pavilion,
    10800 W. Pico Blvd., Los Angeles 90064


    HEAL THE BAY:
    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:

    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!

    ¡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.


    DEMOCRACY FOR AMERICA LOS ANGELES:
    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.


    DRINKING LIBERALLY LOS ANGELES:
    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
    805-304-9936


    PROGRESSIVE JEWISH ALLIANCE (PJA)

    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.


    GREEN BUSINESSES IN THE LOS ANGELES AREA: These are some of the best local businesses around. Taken from the Green America Green Pages

    California Clean Money Campaign
    www.caclean.org/
    Makes politicians accountable to voters instead of big-money donors. Full public financing means elections about ideas, not money.
    Phone: (800)566-3780
    Fax: (310)481-0819
    3916 Sepulveda Blvd Ste 109
    Culver City, CA 90230

    Burbank Transportation Management Organization
    www.btmo.org
    A Burbank-based nonprofit dedicated to traffic reduction and clean air through integrated land-use policies and company programming.
    Phone: (818)953-7788
    Fax: (818)953-7786
    3500 W. Olive Ave.
    Ste. 725
    Burbank, CA 91505

    Environmental Solar Design, Inc.
    www.environmentalsolardesign.com
    Licensed/bonded solar contractor. LA County distributor for "heliocol.com" solar pool heating. Installs, repairs, and replaces hot water systems/tanks/controls, solar electric. Call for free analysis.
    Phone: (800)464-6924
    Fax: (818)762-2513
    11237 Magnolia Blvd.
    N. Hollywood, CA 91601-3703

    Green Life
    www.thegreenlifeco.com
    Promises eco-friendly living with the utmost style. "We offer everything you need for your home and body."
    Phone: (310)392-4702
    Fax: (310)392-4751
    2409 Main St.
    Santa Monica, CA 90405

    Los Angeles Eco-Village/CRSP
    www.LAEcovillage.org
    Demonstration urban ecovillage. Overnight stays, tours, presentations, sustainable living training, community loan fund, CRSP, founded 1980, is a nonprofit center for small, ecological, cooperative communities.
    Phone: (213)738-1254
    Fax: (213)386-8873
    117 Bimini Pl. #221
    Los Angeles, CA 90004-5900

    OmGym
    www.omgym.com
    Try OmGym Training today! Integrate suspension yoga, bodyweight training, inversion therapy, and core stabilization, with balance and joyful rejuvenation. Revolutionary fitness equipment and eco yoga for all levels.
    Phone: (888)99-OMGYM
    120 N. Topanga Canyon Blvd.
    #105
    Topanga, CA 90290

    Gregory Wendt, CFP®, Dir. of Sustainable Investing, Enright Premier Wealth Advisors, Inc. www.gregwendt.com
    One of five principals of Enright Premier Wealth Advisors, a well-established registered investment advisory firm with more than $650 million under management. Has more than 18 years of industry experience. Member, First Affirmative Financial Network.
    Phone: (800)272-2328 x122
    Fax: (310)316-0401
    11400 W. Olympic Blvd.
    Ste. 200
    Los Angeles, CA 90064-1583

    Katharine Cook, SVP, Sr. Portfolio Mgr., City National Bank
    www.cnb.com
    Help clients invest in companies with sustainable business practices, using both quantitative and qualitative investment techniques to ensure competitive performance. Member, First Affirmative Financial Network.
    Phone: (310)888-6516
    400 N Roxbury Dr.
    Ste. 700
    Beverly Hills, CA 90210

    Michael Puls, Arbor Financial Services
    www.arborfin.com
    A full service, independent, financial planning and wealth management firm. Uses a holistic, values-centered approach to help clients reach their financial goals.
    Phone: (626)578-0022
    Fax: (626)578-0099
    500 E. Cordova St.
    Pasadena, CA 91101

    Sage Payment Solutions
    coop.sagepspartner.com/Company/ContactUs.aspx
    Full service credit card processing. "Match or beat your current rates!" Free wireless, landline, or vitural terminals. Free payment gateways and shopping carts for websites. No set up fees!
    Phone: (888)710-7243 ext 100
    Fax: (800)643-9342
    12340 Muir Ct.
    Whittier, CA 90601

    Avalon Transportation / ECO-LIMO
    www.eco-limo.com
    Ecological Chauffeured transportation: the premier provider of fuel-efficient, luxury chauffeured, alternately fueled ground transportation in California. Call (888)432-6546.
    Phone: 888-4-ECO-LIMO
    Fax: (866)269-1882
    6160 Bristol Pkwy.
    Ste. B
    Culver City, CA 90230

    Essential Living Foods, Inc.
    www.essentiallivingfoods.com
    Certified organic conservation-driven importer and distributor focused on making available internationally the highest-quality, ecologically sound, organic commodities from around the globe.
    Phone: (310)319-1555
    Fax: (310)319-1557
    922 Colorado Ave.
    Santa Monica, CA 90401-2717

    Organic Gourmet/Scenario International
    www.organic-gourmet.com
    Gluten free, vegan Soup N Stock concentrates, vegetable, mushroom, or low sodium, really flavorful organic, vegan bouillon cubes, soy-free misos made from oats, ginger, and chili pepper flavor.
    Phone: (800)400-7772
    Fax: (818)906-7417
    14431 Ventura Blvd.
    # 192
    Sherman Oaks, CA 91423

    Art of Tea
    www.artoftea.com
    A boutique wholesaler and importer of organic and specialty teas offering handcrafted custom blends and signature fair trade teas.
    Phone: (877)268-8327
    Fax: (213)389-8328
    1009 Venice Blvd.
    Los Angeles, CA 90015

    Ecoland Inc
    www.ecolandinc.com
    Provides certified organic cotton underwear for the whole family. Simply and classicly designed. Pure and undyed. Recycled paper/soy-based inks for packaging. Sweat-shop free.
    Phone: (714)523-8860
    Fax: (714)523-8850
    6131 Orangethorpe Ave.
    Ste. 105
    Buena Park, CA 90620

    NatureUSA
    www.natureusa.net
    Offers the consumer a choice to buy comfortable and stylish clothes made with organic cotton and eco-friendly manufacturing. Made in USA.
    Phone: (310)667-9030
    Fax: (310)667-9039
    3097 E. Ana St.
    Rancho Dominguez, CA 90221

    Native Organic www.nativeorganic.com
    A family-owned manufacturer of textiles, bed, bath, and kitchen linens made exclusively of U.S. Certified Organic Cotton specializing in private label and wholesale business.
    Phone: (800)766-7454
    Fax: (310)615-0713
    180 Standard St.
    El Segundo, CA 90245-3832

    Sage Creek Organics
    www.sagecreekorganics.com
    100% certified organic cotton baby clothes and toddler apparel, crib sheets, bodysuits, blankets, and more, designed in stylish and fun prints and colors. Soft and gentle for baby's tender skin.
    Phone: (877)513-2183
    Fax: (818)344-3288
    18321 Ventura Blvd.
    Ste. 660
    Tarzana, CA 91356

    Ecover Inc.
    www.ecover.com
    Providing alternative solutions to conventional cleaning products, using safe ingredients, with no compromise on quality or the environment. Celebrating twenty-five years of working for customers and the environment.
    Phone: (800)449-4925
    Fax: (562)595-8107
    2760 E. Spring St. Ste. 220
    Long Beach, CA 90806

    Design Forward LLC
    www.designforward.net
    California-based design firm promoting the use of straw bale construction, sustainable design, green building, renewable energy, and recycled materials.
    Phone: (626)796-2566
    Fax: (626)389-6244
    30 N. Raymond Ave.
    Ste. 804
    Pasadena, CA 91103-4473

    Environment Furniture, Inc
    www.environment-furniture.com
    Our mission is to produce beautiful, lasting furniture while working towards a safe and healthy planet with a focus on innovative design with eco-friendly resources.
    Phone: (323)935-1330
    8126 Beverly Blvd.
    Los Angeles, CA 90048-4508

    Discover Flooring
    discoverflooring.com
    We offer residential and commercial flooring. Sisal, jute, seagrass and 100% biodegradable carpets. Bamboo floors, cork, hardwood floors. Milk Paint products, pure tung oil and more!
    Phone: (323)436-6298
    Fax: (323)436-7474
    Show Map
    1149 N. La Brea Ave.
    West Hollywood, CA 90038

    Contempo Floor Coverings, Inc.
    www.contempofloorcoverings.com
    "The most complete GREEN flooring provider in Los Angeles." Browse Web site to discover all the amazing flooring possibilities for your next design project.
    Phone: (310)837-8110
    Fax: (310)837-8880
    2460 Overland Ave.
    Los Angeles, CA 90064-3334

    Urban Woods
    www.urbanwoods.net
    Makes sustainable furniture from reclaimed wood with water-based, non-toxic stains and low VOC finishes and organic cotton upholstery.
    Phone: (818)909-7222
    Fax: (818)909-7666
    7765 Lemona Ave.
    Los Angeles, CA 91405

    Ecology By Design
    www.ecologybydesign.com
    Environmental consulting and design firm specializing in bringing sustainability, health, and harmony to home design. Distributes environmentally sensitive, organic, and toxin-free products, including natural, organic beds and bedding - creator of "Your Color Consciousness."
    Phone: (310)470-8055
    10721 Ashton Ave.
    Los Angeles, CA 90024-5087

    Activist Design Studio
    www.activistdesign.net
    An activist-based, socially responsible, worker-organized company offering Web page design, media, and strategic management services to community businesses and to the activist community.
    Phone: (888)635-3307
    The Peace Center/Action LA
    8142 W. 3rd St.
    Los Angeles, CA 90048

    Clean Agency
    www.cleanagency.com
    An award-winning, full service advertising and PR firm. Specializes in the natural, organic, and sustainable business sector. (And companies working toward getting there.) "Our depth of experience with long-term clients in this category helps you get results that much quicker. Please see our capabilities and case studies at www.cleanagency.com."
    Phone: (323)255-9178
    Fax: (323)255-9181
    99 Pasadena Ave.
    Ste. 8
    South Pasadena, CA 91030

    Britannia Press, Inc
    www.britanniapress.com
    Full-service, eco-friendly green printing. High quality color brochures, catalogs, flyers, posters, postcards, inserts, recycled paper, soy/vegetable inks.
    Phone: (310)839-3828
    Fax: (310)558-1324
    3652 Eastham Dr.
    Culver City, CA 90232

    Indie Printing Inc.
    www.indieprinting.com
    Eco-conscious print products for the independent mind on the independent budget! Same or next-day turnarounds available. Visit online or stop by our Los Angeles location Monday--Friday.
    Phone: (213)745-6395
    Fax: (213)745-6336
    162 W. Pico Blvd.
    Los Angeles, CA 90015

    Nori's Eco Salon
    www.norisecosalon.com
    LA's "first green full-service" hair salon and spa that uses nontoxic hair colors and products in an environmentally friendly salon space.
    Phone: (818)995-6571
    15826 Ventura Blvd.
    Ste. 224
    Encino, CA 91436

    UsedCardboardBoxes.com
    www.UsedCardboardBoxes.com
    "The cheapest, easiest, and most Earth-friendly way to get boxes for moving, shipping, packing, and storage."
    Phone: (888)BOXES-88
    Fax: (323)724-2500
    4032 Wilshire Blvd
    Ste. 402
    Los Angeles, CA 90010


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