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Wednesday, November 07, 2018
Tuesday, November 06, 2018
Wednesday, October 31, 2018
One of the most important things you can do today is remind your friends and family that Election Day is coming up, and let them know why voting is important to you. After all, the number one predictor of whether or not someone will vote is whether a person they know asks them to. Seriously — it’s as simple as that.
So right now, send a text to 10 friends and family members reminding them to vote. Here is a sample text that you can send to your contacts:
Election Day is on Tuesday! Do you know where and when you’re voting? If we all vote, we can change the House and put Democrats in charge to actually put a check on Trump.
As you know, over 1,000,000 immigrants in California can not vote. But, we can vote to protect their rights.
Boosting voter turnout makes our democracy stronger.
Take a moment to text 10 friends about why voting is important to you this year, and a reminder to get out and vote on Election Day.
Here are the Progressive Alliance Voter Recommendations. http://www.sacramentoprogressivealliance.org/2018/10/work-together-defeat-trump.html
Thanks for your support!
As a thank you, Here is a video about Coco ( in Spanish)
Also: see the post below,
Tuesday, October 30, 2018
I know Donald Trump wishes he could take my citizenship away from me. My mother came here and forged a better life for her family, but Donald Trump would take away the promise that you can be an American no matter where you come from.
Donald Trump is attacking the very idea that we are a nation of immigrants who build vibrant communities that contribute to the rich fabric of America.
This President is quick to forget his own immigrant past. But he doesn’t see Latino immigrants as entitled to the American dream like his grandparents were. He sees us as less than, browner, rapists, thieves and criminals.
We are not. We are voters, and we are going to take our power back on November 6th.
Donald Trump is trying to take away citizenship from a whole generation of Latinos being born in the United States. We cannot let that happen. Please vote. Please get your neighbors to vote. Make it count.Now’s our chance. Kevin de Léon
Help Us Defeat Trump !!
Sacramento Progressive Alliance
Progressive Voter Guide
November, 6, 2018.
Kevin de León
Superintendent of Public Instruction
Congressional District 4 Jessica Morse
District 10 Josh Harder
District 6. Doris Matsui
District 7 Ami Bera
District 9 Jerry McNerney
District 3 John Garamendi
State Senate District 4
District 6 Jacky Smith
American River Flood Control District
Rachelanne Rae Vander Werf
Yes on Prop. 1 & 2
Veterans and Affordable Housing
No on Prop 6: Gas Tax
Yes on 10. Permits Rent Control
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Saturday, October 27, 2018
Friday, October 26, 2018
His Racially Divisive Politics Must Be Exposed and Opposed !
Foul tactics: Fox News and Donald Trump are creating fear about the caravan of migrants from Honduras in an effort to win this election.
This fear campaign could cost the Democrats several seats in the very close Congressional election on Nov. 6. What we can do is work twice as hard to defeat theTrump/Republican anti-immigrant agenda.
· We must stop him now before he and his enablers can further consolidate power.
· Stop him by voting to win control of the U.S. Congress in the 2018 election.
We need to defeat local Trump enablers Congressmen Jeff Denham & Tom McClintock and to elect a stronger advocate for U.S. Senate- Kevin de Leon.
Vote for Jessica Morse in District 4 and Josh Harder in 10.
(Who you vote for depends upon which Congressional district you live in)
Donald Trump is a serial liar, he regularly incites political violence and he is a rampant xenophobe, racist, and misogynist. He has repeatedly sought to ban all Muslims — 1.6 billion members of an entire religion — from entering the U.S. He promises to build a wall on the border that would cost at least $35 billion to build, and billions each year to maintain. And, it would not work.
Trump has an overly cynical and conspiratorial view of immigration: calling for building walls, breaking up families, violating international law and norms and deporting people. His fear mongering political message has once again found a very receptive base within our society among some xenophobic and angry conservative voters.
This racial campaign is dangerous. It mobilizes right-wing anti-immigrant forces. Trump’s campaign is not just racist- it is a strategy to magnify racism to win the election – and we must defeat it. He is promoting an anti Mexican, anti-immigrant, anti Muslim agenda. He is mainstreaming racism.
This is Dog Whistle Politics, as described well in Dog Whistle Politics: How Coded Racial Appeals Have Reinvented Racism and Wrecked the Middle Class, by Ian Haney López (2014).
The Trump campaign provides an example of strategic racism, which is a system of racial oppression created and enforced because it benefits the over class, in this case the many billionaire funders of the Republican Party. These groups foster and promote interracial conflict and job competition as a strategy to keep wages and benefits low for all.
Mexicans, Mexican Americans and other Latinos have a particular reason to be concerned about the mobilization of racist movements by these harsh and xenophobic campaigns. During the 1930’s some 1,000,000 Mexicans were deported in response to similar campaigns, including over 500,000 US citizens, and an additional 1,000,000 Mexicans were deported in Operation Wetback in the 1950's. In California in 1994 then Governor Pete Wilson used similar tactics to win election and to pass the anti-immigrant Proposition 187. Unfortunately, racism often works in elections. Trump proposes that it should happen again.
We should recognize the potential voting advantage of racist scapegoating in winning elections. The purpose of Trump’s intolerant bombasts is not to develop a policy -- it is to capture and exploit the anxiety and emotion of a particular sub-set of voters: xenophobic Republicans and the hard Tea Party Right. See an analysis of their present campaign here
Anti-immigrant campaigns such as that promoted by Trump and the Republican Party have effects and must be opposed. The campaign can be defeated if we unite the growing electoral strength of the Latino community with women, people of color, immigrants, and other voters of good conscious (Democrats, Republicans, and independents). Together we are the majority. But to win we all need to vote. We need to work together to defeat Trump and his dangerous plan to divide us.
Low voter turnout among young people and progressives gives the radical right an opportunity to win. If you believe in a democratic society -
Join us in a campaign to get your family and friends out to vote !
This is an except from a longer post here.
La campaña intolerante promovida por Donald Trump y apoyada por el Partido Republicano es un toque de guerra dirigida al sector de blancos conservadores en EU para recuperar sus antiguos privilegios raciales. Como ataque principal, incluye la demanda de deportar a 11 millones de inmigrantes sin documentosy construir una muralla en toda la frontera. Por lo tanto, y mucho mas, se necesita una vigorosa oposición del pueblo entero en Los Estados Unidos.
Donald Trump es un mentiroso de fama, un farsante que regularmente inicia violencia política entre sus simpatizantes. El es un racista y sexista que promueve el odio contra mujeres, contra latinos y contra los 1.6 mil millones de Musulmanes en el mundo entero. Trump cínicamente promete construir su gran muralla en la frontera sur al costo de $35 mil millones de dólares, cobrado a fuerza a nuestro vecino México y destinado a dividir familias y a nuestros pueblos.