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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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  • Saturday, May 14, 2011

    Las Vegas, NV Focus


    The Sin City Siren is standing up to right wing attacks on women's health. Their campaign to raise awareness is a great effort and I want to highlight parts of it. From the Sin City Siren:

    And just in case you missed any of the posts in the week-long PPSN fundraising campaign, here they are in one handy place. (And while you’re at it, here’s a handy link to their donation page.):

    * The popular vote that kicked it all off: You asked for it!
    * A look at the dehumanizing and racist rhetoric of the antichoice (and anti-Planned Parenthood) movement: Mythbusting
    * Your friendly neighborhood Sex Ed Lady
    * A look back at many SCS accomplishments in four years, including a beautiful partnership with Planned Parenthood of Southern Nevada: Happy Anniversary!

    Summer Democracy For America Campaign Academy in Las Vegas
    July 9 & 10, 2011
    SEIU Local 1107
    3785 E. Sunset Rd.
    Las Vegas NV 89120

    The DFA Campaign Academy mission is to focus, network, and train grassroots activists in the skills and strategies to take back our country, manage successful campaigns or run for office themselves. With our 2 day weekend trainings, we’re building a grassroots infrastructure of skilled progressive activists in all 50 states.

    What are you going to learn?

    • Your Field Plan: Vote Goals, Targeting, and Field Strategy
    • Building Your Activist Base
    • Voter Contact Tactics and Strategies
    • Get Out the Vote (GOTV)

    • Developing a Campaign’s Message
    • Working with the Media
    • Advanced Campaign Communication

    • Fundraising Strategy and Making the Ask
    • Tactics: Events and Call Time
    • Budgeting and Finance Planning

    • Online Organizing: E-mail Engagement
    • Advanced Online Organizing: Social Media

    • Strategic Planning
    • Careers in Politics: Getting a Campaign Job

    Cost: $70 (regular) / $35 (low-income/student)

    The contribution helps DFA cover its costs, including the venue rental and your copy of our 180 page training manual, lunch and coffee (both days). If you are unable to afford the full cost, reduced rates are available for students and people with low incomes.

    The price at the door increases by $10 -- so register today!


    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.


    Las Vegas Gleaner: Progressive News and Opinion from the Heartland

    The Sin City Siren: A feminist outpost in the desert

    Vegas Dave: Rants and Raves from Sin City [Note: seldom updated but has some excellent stuff!]

    Las Vegas Democratic Party Meetup Group A large and active group organizing Las vegas.

    It's time to take action to get our country back on track! No more complaining and then not voting, no more whining and then not working to do something about it. This is a group for people who want to help bring about real change in Nevada and across the nation.

    Meets 2nd Monday of each month, 7:00 PM at Panera Bread at 2235 Village Walk Dr in Henderson, NV.

    Las Vegas Alternative Energy Group: Whether you want to inform yourself or are a Pro, Discuss various forms of energy procuration, why it makes sense for the community, the world and, of course, your pocket book!

    NAACP Las Vegas:
    The mission of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is to ensure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights of all persons and to eliminate racial hatred and racial discrimination.

    Las Vegas Headquarters:
    3340 S. Topaz Street,
    Suite #150
    Las Vegas, NV 89121

    Tel: (702) 638-1300
    Fax: (702) 369-1342

    E-mail: naacplv@embarqmail.com

    Clark County Democratic Hispanic Caucus:
    We, Hispanic Democrats living in Clark County, Nevada, reaffirm that we are committed to a free society whereby equality for all people is mandated as a way of life in our community. Further, we acknowledge that our members live in various neighborhoods throughout Clark County; therefore, it is our objective to unite as one voice on issues affecting the Hispanic/Latino community, family, and economic opportunities.

    For the Clark County Democratic Hispanic Caucus on Facebook: click here.

    For more info contact: ccdhc.2009@gmail.com

    Las Vegas Rape Crisis Center:
    En Espanol: http://www.therapecrisiscenter.org/espanol.php

    Don't Keep Rape a Secret
    You are not alone

    Founded in 1974 as Community Action Against Rape (CAAR), The Rape Crisis Center (RCC) began as the combined effort of Florence McClure and Sandra Petta, two women living in Las Vegas who were outraged by the lack of resources and respect for those affected by sexual assault. Mrs. McClure ran The RCC out of her home, with the goal of helping those in Clark County heal from the trauma of sexual violence, and today, the goal remains the same.

    Currently, The RCC serves all of Clark County, Nevada. The organization is committed to providing crisis intervention, advocacy, support, and education to those affected by sexual violence. In order for The RCC to assist victims in the transition to become survivors, our non-profit organization depends on a core base of dedicated volunteers and staff. These individuals are empathetic and enthusiastic people who give their time, energy, and personal sacrifice to continue to serve Clark County’s victims of sexual violence. This service is provided through face-to-face and over-the- phone intervention with newly victimized individuals.

    Southern Nevada Stonewall Democratic Club
    P O Box 72858
    Las Vegas, Nevada 89170-2858
    702 250-2070

    For more info: http://sdcsncontact.blogspot.com/

    LAS VEGAS DEMOCRACY FOR AMERICA: Las Vegas Democracy For America is working to build our membership, register new voters, work to see our votes are protected and help elect Progressive Democrats at every level.

    Our goal is to create a vibrant, unified Democratic Party in our counties and state. In addition work with other states to promote unity and take back our country in 2008. Sign up here to help.

    The Nevada Young Activist Project (NYAP)

    The Nevada Young Activist Project (NYAP) was developed as part of PLAN’s commitment to nurturing and supporting the lead- ership development of our state’s youth. NYAP’s vision is to aid the development of an educated and respected youth community that works towards the goals of social justice, willingly takes action and is able to achieve positive changes in our community in order to create accessible pathways to engage the democratic process and to reverse underrepresentation of their communities.

    Action PLAN:
    * Recruit young activists and educate them in public policy making and the political system as a whole
    * Provide local youth with the necessary tools to become leaders in their community
    * Develop and continue nurturing an active base that— with comprehensive access to opportunities and resources—actively, continuously and successfully takes direct action within the progressive movement
    * Develop and nurture a base of able and non-able voters that share our values/goals/ vision and can effectively mobilize them during the electoral cycle
    * Deepen young people's commitment to civic engagement through voter registration and "Get Out the Vote" activities

    Learn More

    Check out the NYAP Brochure to see our list of trainings with descriptions.

    Get Involved

    NYAP members participate in a variety of issues ranging from environmental work, immigration to homeless advocacy. Please contact the local Las Vegas PLAN office to get more information:

    Las Vegas:
    732 S. 6th Street, Suite 200
    Las Vegas, NV 89101
    (702) 791-1965
    Contact the office.

    And for those who like to combine social events with politics, here are the Drinking Liberally groups in the Las Vegas area:

    Northwest Las Vegas
    * Every Thursday, 6:30 pm onward
    * Tenaya Creek Restaurant & Brewery, 3101 N. Tenaya Way
    * Hosted by Betsy Meinhold, lasvegas (at) drinkingliberally.org

    * Every Tuesday, 7:00 pm onward
    * The Gin Mill, 2561 Windmill Parkway (SE corner Windmill Parkway & Pecos)
    * Hosted by David Black-Downes and Karen Kostoff, henderson (at) drinkingliberally.org

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

    Alternative Health Insurance Services
    Providing health insurance benefits to businesses and individuals since 1985. Choose any doctor. Dental and vision plans also available.
    Phone: (800)331-2713
    Fax: (208)567-2507
    2245 N Green Valley Pkwy.
    Ste 315
    Henderson, NV 89014

    Zoom Kitty Zoom Designs
    A fashion design and graphic art studio for the fashion industry. Specializing in cruelty-free and eco-friendly fashion designs (sourcing and art).
    Phone: (702)434-8582
    Fax: (702)436-5351
    215 La Collina St.
    Henderson, NV 89012

    Empower artisans with sustainable income when you purchase high quality, fair trade jewelry, fashion accessories, home decor, gifts, and elephant art painted by Asian elephants.
    Phone: (858)750-5949
    101 Convention Way
    Ste. 700
    Las Vegas, NV 89109

    Green Earth Magic Shows
    Kevin Barnes entertains and educates utilizing visual illusions. A passionate spokesperson and performer specializing in audience participation. Avaliable: banquets, trade shows, fairs, schools, and TV.
    Phone: (702)339-0607
    233 Valare St.
    Las Vegas, NV 89012

    Listed Green
    The MLS dedicated exclusively for green, energy efficient, sustainable homes and developments for sale worldwide. Proudly hosted with 100% solar power.
    Phone: 1.888.930.1115
    2505 Anthem Village Dr.
    Ste. E-576
    Henderson, NV 89052

    Wear The Earth
    Fashion Forward. Earth-Friendly. Organic, eco-friendly, sustainable clothing for men, women, and children.
    Phone: (702)526-3278
    Fax: (702)269-6821
    Henderson, NV 89052



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