Friday, November 29, 2013

Obama Visits With Immigration Activists Fasting on the National Mall

Activists have been fasting on the National Mall since Nov. 12 and have attracted several White House and Congressional leaders who have visited to show solidarity. The Obamas spoke with 18 day fasters and two activists who have been fasting for 18 days: Eliseo Medina (left) and Dae Joong Yoon (right), and thanked them for their "sacrifice and dedication."

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

antiracismdsa: Fast for Immigration Reform - Update

 Fast for Immigration Reform - Update: Pressure and Passivity on Immigration By  THE EDITORIAL BOARD .  NYTimes. November 27, 2013. President Obama made the case for im...

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Monday, November 18, 2013

California Nurse's Union helps Philippine Relief

SAN FRANCISCO – The first team of nurses from the California Nurses Association/National Nurses United, with previous disaster experience, headed to Manila over the weekend, to assist in medical relief operations in the some of the hardest-hit areas in the Philippines in the wake of Typhoon Yolanda. (Typhoon Haiyan)
“First and foremost, I’m a nurse and that’s second nature for us to help those in need, those who are sick,” Michelle Gutierrez, a nurse who is part of the delegation.
Another member of the delegation, nurse Joseph Catindig said he was moved to join the mission because, “it was heartbreaking to see the images of people on social media and on television.”
State Assemblyman Rob Bonta, the only Filipino in the California legislature, was among those who sent off the nurses.
Officers from the National Alliance of Filipino Concerns were also there applauding the nurses for taking time off work and volunteering to treat kababayans suffering from injuries and diseases.
“I’m proud and honored to be here with these brave and courageous nurses,” Bonta said.
Zenei Cortez, co-president of the California Nurses Association said, “What we hope is to provide care for the wounded, the sick, provide them with food, water, clothing and shelter. As registered nurses, this is something we do everyday. We provide care.”

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Fighting the Good Fight : The Green Party

Fighting the Good Fight | Moyers & Company | BillMoyers.com

Stop the cuts to Food Stamps

This is in response to the excellent film,  A Place at the Table, which we screened on Friday Night. Here is an action you should take.
Democratic Socialists of America


I’m angry. I bet you are too. Two weeks ago, roughly 47 million people, nearly half of them children, lost part of their food stamp (SNAP) benefits. Apparently the average allocation of $1.40 per person per meal is too generous for the “lazy moochers” that the Right-wing characterizes as anyone who needs a helping hand, even five years into the greatest recession to hit this country since the Great Depression.
As if this first round of cuts wasn’t enough, funding for food stamps is yet again on the chopping block this week as Congress attempts to pass a final Farm Bill. The choice seems to be cutting $4 billion or cutting $40 billion. We’re talking about taking food stamps away from 3.8 million people with 1.5 billion lost meals for struggling families, in the first year alone.

Do you boil over about the contradiction of “family values” politicians taking food from the mouths of babes and calling this a “democratic” economic system that promotes “freedom”? Freedom to starve, apparently!

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Free Screening of "A Place at the Table" Friday Night at Sac State!

Campus Progressive Alliance Presents
 
A Place at the Table
From the People Who Brought You FOOD INC.
 
“As important and eye-opening a documentary as you’ll see this year.” -- New York Daily News
 
“A shocking indictment of how people are starving in the land of plenty.” -- Toronto Star
 
"Presents a shameful truth that should leave viewers dismayed and angry.” -- S.F. Chronicle
 
Free Admission! Everyone Welcome!
 
Friday, November 15, 2013
Shorts -- 6:00pm  Feature -- 6:30pm
 Mariposa Hall 1000
Sacramento State University
 

Sacramento Progressive Alliance November Organizing Meeting

Sacramento & Campus
Progressive Alliance

November Organizing Meeting


Saturday, November 16th, 2013, 10am
Miwok Room, 3rd Floor
Sacramento State University Union

Hope You Can Join Us!

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