Extraordinary DOD Meeting & Panel Discussion January 27th

January 25, 2018

 

 

 AN ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE LOOMS IN THE WHITE HOUSE

 

LET'S BEGIN THIS YEAR WITH A POLITICAL BANG !

 

FOCUS 2018 / COMMIT TO ACT

 

Saturday, January 27 ~ 2 pm ~ Date Palm Country Club clubhouse ~ Cathedral City

First Democrats of the Desert Meeting / Event of the Year you will not want to miss !!!

 

* General Monthly DOD meeting

   DOD board election nominees announced

   Learn about what candidates locally we must support and get elected in 2018

     and meet some candidates who will have information tables

   Find out what exciting meetings and events are scheduled for 2018

     and learn how YOU can be involved 

   Gather with fellow Democrats as we commit to vitally important victories in 2018               and learn how you can be involved in voter registration and voter turn out efforts         Join in honoring DOD members Laura Ramsey and Art Copleston for their

       dedicated commitments to getting news and info out to YOU

   Meet representatives working tirelessly to help migrants from TODEC Legal

       Center (Training Occupational Development Educating Communities)                                                                          

AND THEN...

 

featuring 

 

DEMOCRATS OF THE DESERT PRESENTS

"ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE"....REVISITED

 

The objective of the panel discussion is to increase member understanding of the threat all
Americans face in regards to the attack on freedom of the press issues. Panelists will walk us
through some of the challenges we will face in regard to new net neutrality laws, freedom of the
press and new legislation against the press .... "Were it left to me to decide whether we should have a government without newspaper or newspaper without government, I would not hesitate for a moment to prefer the latter." Thomas Jefferson

 

The First Amendment as adopted in 1791 reads as follows:

"Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free
exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people to
peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances".

Panelists:

 

Christy Holstege: (Moderator) Newly elected member of Palm Springs City Council. Christy is a 3rd generation civil litigation attorney in Palm Springs at Gilbert & Bourke LLP  She practices civil litigation, public benefits, employment law, personal injury, elder law, domestic violence law and housing law. Christy focuses her practice and pro bono efforts serving underserved communities of the Coachella Valley, including people with disabilities, LGBTQ people, homeless individuals, injured workers, personal injury victims, and victims of discrimination and violence.

 

Beth Caskie: A lifelong Democrat, Beth has been a volunteer for local congressional and state
assembly campaigns in the Coachella Valley. She has served on the Executive Board of the
California Democratic Party and is currently an elected delegate from the 42nd AD to the
Democratic State Central Committee and an alternate on the Riverside County Democratic Central
Committee. Beth is a labor relations representative for the California School Employees
Association (CSEA)

 

David M. Hamlin:  Executive Director of the New Hampshire Civil Liberties Union, 1970-74) and the Illinois Division of ACLU (1974-79).  His tenure in Illinois included the defense of a band of neo-Nazis’ First Amendment right to demonstrate in the Village of Skokie Illinois, a case which generated international controversy and spawned at least three movies and a museum.  He is the author of The Nazi/Skokie Conflict (Beacon Press, 1980) and two other non-fiction books.  Most recently, he has published two novels, Winter in Chicago and Winter Gets Hot (Open Books Press), both of which address civil liberties and feminist issues.  David Hamlin lives in Palm Springs

 

Hank Plante: An Emmy and Peabody-winning reporter who spent 30 years working for the CBS
TV stations in San Francisco and Los Angeles. Currently Hank is a member of the Desert Sun
Editorial Board and an on-air Political Analyst at KMIR TV (NBC) in the Valley.

Anita Rufus: A national award winning radio talk show host broadcasting here since 1990's. A
lifelong activist for women's rights and human rights. Anita is a J.D. who specializes in mediation and is an educator with a Master's in Career and Technical Education from Cal State. As the only liberal-and the only female-voice on local talk radio, Anita is keenly aware of the challenges we face in preserving freedom of speech and the importance of always speaking up and speaking out.. .she has been doing it all her life. Our own "Loveable Liberal" broadcasts on Sunday 12-1 pm on KNEWS radio. FM: 94.3 & 104.7

 

AND

 

CONTINUE support for the Galilee Center Migrant Workers Comfort Center in Mecca

by donating towels, blankets, small toiletries, cleaning supplies and other items

as we help those most in need in our East Valley: migrant workers and their families

 

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DEMOCRATS OF THE DESERT 

Focus 2018 / Commit to Act 

www.desertdemocrats.org

democratsofthedesert@gmail.com

 

SAVE THESE UPCOMING DATES:     

 

Saturday, Feb. 24 - DOD Annual Meeting/ Board elections and special guest,

  Andy Colgan, campaign manager for Congressman Ruiz / candidate tables and 

  information 

 

Monday, March 5 - EXCLUSIVE DOD event featuring TV news commentator 

Jill Wine-Banks, San Francisco activist and attorney Christine Pelosi and local activist and attorney Julie Bornstein  - 6 pm reception (limited seating!) and 7pm program 

Camelot Theater in Palm Springs 

Reserve your seat now!!!!!! Limited seating for 

https://secure.actblue.com/donate/jwbtickets

 

Saturday, March 24 - DOD meeting and special presentation on the Coachella Valley 

  Housing Coalition  featuring Executive Director Julie Bornstein/ candidate tables and information 

 

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