Peninsula Democratic Coalition
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Winning State Legislative Power: A Plan to Save Democracy
Sunday April 24, 1 PM PT / 4 PM ET, free and online
Attacks on the freedom to vote, and on our ability to freely and fairly count those votes, have dramatically increased in the past year, largely engineered through anti-voter laws passed by state legislatures. These laws seek to limit every aspect of voting, including voter registration, early and absentee voting, and even ballot counting.
In this talk, Daniel Squadron of The States Project discusses the crucial role of state majorities in creating election law, the critical need to elect pro-democracy candidates to statehouses, and the key target states to focus on for 2022 and 2024. Event sponsored by the Democratic Volunteer Center.
The Peninsula Democratic Coalition (PDC) is the oldest and largest Democratic Club in Silicon Valley. The PDC has a long history of promoting Democratic candidates and ideals and is chartered by both the Santa Clara and San Mateo County Democratic Central Committees. The PDC is affiliated with the California Democratic Council, a statewide coalition of grass roots clubs.
The PDC has members throughout Silicon Valley including the towns of Palo Alto, East Palo Alto, Stanford, Mountain View, Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, Sunnyvale, Cupertino, San Jose, Menlo Park, Redwood City, Portola Valley, Atherton, Woodside, San Mateo, Belmont and San Carlos.
The PDC stands in solidarity with Black Lives Matter!
What has your club done that you're We reject racism and all forms of oppression, and recognize that centuries of inhumane policies and decisions have shaped a society that actively marginalizes African Americans and other people of color. We encourage our membership to spend time listening and learning - reflecting on how the history of the US and the history of racism are intertwined.
We must each understand our own bias and our positions in institutional power structures; and then use our own power to bring about changes. To affect change requires each of us to play a role in developing equity with intention. Our role is to intensify the voices speaking out against racism and oppression today. We must also hold our leaders accountable for establishing policies that reflect our values to affect positive and impactful change.
Direct actions by all of us are necessary to bring about the end of systemic racism. Our Work Is Not Done until the Black community tells us it is.
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