Women’s March 2018

Repost from Women’s March 2018

Women’s March 2018 – San Francisco #HearOurVote

Women’s March Bay Area- San Francisco

Saturday, January 20, 2018 from 11:30 AM to 3:30 PM (PST)

San Francisco, CA

On January 20, 2018, Women’s March San Francisco will unite along with multiple other cities in California (and other states) to reaffirm our commitment to building a positive and just future for all, and to celebrate the spirit of resistance efforts over the past year. This rally is designed to engage and empower all people to support women’s rights, human rights, civil rights, disability rights, LGBTQIA rights, workers rights, immigrant rights, reproductive, social and environmental justice. Our feminism must be intersectional and we must continue to organize as such.

We want to encourage participation in 2018 midterm elections and encourage people to Organize Locally, Register to Vote, Vote, Women Run For Office (especially WOC), and Elect Progressive Women & Allies.

HEAR OUR VOTE! First we Marched and Now we Run!!!

Donate: https://womensmarchbayarea.org/donate The WMBA is in the process of applying for 501(c)(3) status, and so there can be no certainty that donations will be tax deductible by donors.

Our Official ​Merchandising: https://www.zazzle.com/womensmarchbayarea

Volunteer: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd5Osop1qkdzn698fSitTVPyKSi2HJPEqXqlMhwSmHXlaqJDQ/viewform

Facebook Invite, RSVP and Share please: https://www.facebook.com/events/1942264432450715/ 

Further details about the San Francisco event will be posted shortly. The timing is subject to change.
Additional information will be found at www.womensmarchbayarea.org.

The March in San Francisco will be one of many worldwide events honoring the movement that brought out 5 million marchers on January 21, 2017, in what is considered the largest single-day demonstration in U.S. history.

Join us on January 20th to march and rally in Civic Center San Francisco! More information on the day to come as we get closer to the event.

UNITY PRINCIPLES:
http://womensmarchca.com/unity/

WHO IS INVITED?
Everyone who believes in a positive and just future. Who stand together for human rights, civil liberties and social justice for all.

WHEN:

Januray 20, 2018 – 12 PM Rally, 2 PM March

WHERE:
Civic Center, San Francisco

Rally at Civic Center – asking people to arrie by 11:30 AM and then line up to March down Market St at 2 PM to Embarcadero Center (end of event).

IS THE RALLY AND MARCH ACCESSIBLE TO PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES?
Yes. We are making every effort to ensure accessibility.

IS THE RALLY AND MARCH KID FRIENDLY?
Yes. We encourage everyone who shares the same values to attend.

HOW CAN I HELP:
Please donate to help cover cost of the Jan 20 events (rally & march and actions) for Women’s March Bay Area – San Francisco and San Jose:https://womensmarchbayarea.org/donate

HOW TO GET CONNECTED AND GET INFORMED:
The Women’s March Bay Area (SF & SJ) is committed to creating transformative intersectional social change. We recognize that there is no true peace, freedom, or inclusion without equity for all. To find out more about visit www.womensmarchbayarea.org

Have questions about Women’s March 2018 – San Francisco #HearOurVote? Contact Women’s March Bay Area- San Francisco

CA Attorney General Candidate Dave Jones Addresses Progressive Democratic Group

By Craig Snider, December 1, 2017 (Also ran in The Benicia Herald)

Current Insurance Commissioner Shares Priorities  

California 2018 Attorney General Candidate, Dave Jones, spoke at the November meeting of the Progressive Democrats of Benicia Club last Monday, with 35 people attending.   

When asked why he is running for California Attorney General, Jones said he’s been preparing for the job his whole professional life. So, when former Attorney General Kamala Harris announced she was running for Senator, Jones launched his campaign.  

Dave Jones was elected State Insurance Commissioner in 2010 and was reelected to that office in 2014 where he still serves. As Insurance Commissioner, Jones leads the Department of Insurance which works closely with state and federal prosecutors across the state to investigate and prosecute fraud and other insurance related crimes.

Jones discussed his three priorities if elected: 1. Resisting federal government efforts to undermine affordable health care, LGBT rights and Immigrant rights. 2. Promoting criminal justice reform including more transparency and accountability in policing and better integration of ex-offenders back into the community. 3. Consumer protection.

Jones noted that he is one of the only candidates who has pledged not to take campaign contributions from the Oil and Gas Industry, the Insurance Industry, Charter School PACs or Walmart.  He is the only candidate in support of SB 562 – The Healthy California Act – to provide comprehensive universal single-payer health care coverage and a health care cost control system for all Californians.

Asked whether he would defend the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) against those who would weaken it, Jones stated that California is in great need of additional housing, and that he would support making housing development easier to permit. He does, however, support environmental concerns in California.

As Insurance Commissioner, Jones leads the Department of Insurance which works closely with state and federal prosecutors across the state to investigate and prosecute fraud and other insurance related crimes. California has the largest insurance market in the United States where insurers collect over $289 billion in premiums a year. He has saved consumers over $2.6 billion in premiums by regulating insurance rates, issuing important consumer protection regulations and winning numerous court cases against the insurance industry.

California has the largest insurance market in the United States where insurers collect over $289 billion in premiums a year. He has saved consumers over $2.6 billion in premiums by regulating insurance rates, issuing important consumer protection regulations and winning numerous court cases against the insurance industry.

In addition to leadership of the Department of Insurance, his qualifications include serving in the Clinton administration for three years as a special assistant to United States Attorney General Janet Reno, representing California‘s 9th assembly district (Elk Grove/Lodi) 2004 through 2011, where he chaired three Assembly Committees including Judiciary, Health, and Budget Subcommittee on Health and Human Services.  Among legislative accomplishments he highlights sweeping protections for seniors and dependent adults facing abuse (Assembly Bill 1363 of 2006) and preventing HMOs and health insurers from charging men and women different rates for the same health insurance policies (Assembly Bill 119 of 2009).

Jones served over five years on the Sacramento City Council where he put into practice proven anti-crime and law enforcement strategies at the community level.

A primary goal of the Benicia Progressive Democrats is to learn which candidates for public office are most likely to secure, maintain and protect equity and justice for all people.  The club plans to support and/or endorse those candidates in the 2018 elections. To that end, the club features guest speakers at their monthly meetings to learn where candidates stand on issues.  

The next meeting of the  Progressive Democrats of Benicia Club will be January 9th at the Benicia Library, Dona Benicia Room, 7:00 p.m., where the featured speaker will be Gayle Mclaughlin, 2018 candidate for Lieutenant Governor.

Equity & Justice for All