Resources for Police Reform

The DOD Board of Director's would like to once again thank our speakers from yesterday's meeting on Police Reform; Brandon Mosely, Grace Garner and Michael Finland. Here are resources for additional information provided by the the Speaker's. From Brandon Mosely Link for Brandon Mosely's Presentation B. Real Podcast https://anchor.fm/brandon-mosely From Grace Garner We Keep us Safe - Building Secure, Just and inclusive Communities by Zach Norris More books about Police Reform/Community Safety Beyond Survival: Strategies and Stories From the Transformative Justice Movement Chokehold by Paul Butler They Can't Kill Us All by Wesley Lowrey Until We Reckon by Danielle Sered

PROTECT YOUR VOTE

As Michelle Obama said during the DNC, each of us should make a plan for voting. If you want help from the Democratic Party, text “Vote” to 30-330. Remember these words: VOTE. SIGN. DATE. SEND. Here are some reminders: Carefully follow the ballot’s directions – in CA, you MUST sign and date the outside of the envelope. Vote early – ask an activist friend to discuss candidates before you make your choices. Find a voter’s guide. Democratic HQ of the Desert has a voter guide. Mail your ballot EARLY. If you are concerned about the U.S. Post Office, there are ALTERNATIVES: Take your ballot to an official “Voters Assistance Center.” Info coming soon from the Riverside County Registrar. Put you

JOIN THE FIGHT FOR JOE!

Please Help Elect Joe Biden So Cal Weekly Phonebank for Joe! Wednesdays, 2:00pm-5:00pm PDT Thursdays, 12:00 noon-3:00pm PDT Sundays, 3:00pm-6:00pm PDT https://www.mobilize.us/joebiden/event/284326/ So Cal Weekly Phonebank for Joe! Saturdays, 12:00 noon-3:00pm PDT https://www.mobilize.us/joebiden/event/291969/ Imbibin' with Biden Happy Hour in SoCal! Fridays, 5:00pm PDT https://www.mobilize.us/joebiden/event/294712/ SoCal for Joe Biden: Let's Get Organized to Win! Saturdays, 4:30pm PDT https://www.mobilize.us/joebiden/event/292231/ 2020 Victory Text Team Training! https://www.mobilize.us/2020victory/event/293967/ For more information contact suzanwilkinson@gmail.com

DOD Citizen Lobby Days: Urgent USPS

Greetings DoD Citizen Lobbyist, Here is something you can do regarding the urgent problems at the US Postal Service. Ideally you can do BOTH the mailing and the e-mailing, but if not, hopefully you can do at least one of the two. Letters to officials received via the US Mail are the MOST effective, but e-mails to them are valuable too! Attached is a document containing a letter addressed to each of the six members of the USPS’s Board of Governors (there are multiple letters to members who have more than one mailing address). The letter was written by Andy Posner, as a template for others. Thanks for your ongoing lobbying efforts! Steve Brooks Democrats of the Desert, Citizen Lobby Days Chair

DOD's August Membership Meeting

The virtual meeting will be held on Saturday August 22nd at 2pm using Zoom. Topic: Police Reform, the panel will include Grace Garner, Councilmember for Palm Springs City Council, District 1 Michael Finland, DOD’s Candidate Development Chair who is retired from law-enforcement Brandon Mosely, a SoCal educator who has developed a 9-point plan for police reform Our other guest is Paul Horner, field organizer for the Amy McGrath campaign in Kentucky. Let’s ditch Moscow Mitch! Members and Visitors can register here. Registrations will be accepted up untill 5pm on Friday the 21st. You will receive your confirmation and Zoom Meeting link in one email. If you have not received your confirmation

DOD Fun Fest August 2nd at 5pm

Patrick Weiss, Community Outreach chair, is hosting the FUN FEST. He encourages everyone to wear unique and colorful attire and to bring a treasured memento that has significance. Patrick will ask those who are willing to share memories about their mementos. DON'T FORGET TO HAVE YOUR FAVORITE SUMMER DRINK AND SNACK CLOSE AT HAND THERE IS NO REQUIREMENT TO REGISTER SIMPLY CLICK THE BOX BELOW TO ENTER THE PARTY Sunday August 2nd 5pm Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/4729337638 Meeting ID: 472 933 7638 There is no pass code One tap mobile +16699009128,,4729337638# US (San Jose) +12532158782,,4729337638# US (Tacoma) Dial by your location +1 669 900 9128 US (San Jose) +1 253 215 8782 US

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