Special Event THIS Sunday! The Candidate… and YOU

We are hosting a Special Event this Sunday (8/28) at the Democratic HQ at 2 pm.
This event will feature one of the most progressive candidates in this valley. Greg Rodriquez is running for State Assembly in the 42nd District (which includes our area).  This is NOT just him talking to us… this is OUR opportunity to ask questions about the issues we are concerned about… and what he can/will do to address them.The Headquarters is at 67-555 E. Palm Canyon, Suite c104, Cathedral City.(Behind McDonalds, across from Trader Joe’s on 111.)

Bring an interested friend… we want as many issues brought up as possible…so we can decide AFTER the event, if we, as a Club, should (or should not) endorse Greg.

Please sign-up via our event page – https://www.facebook.com/events/596829850498333Meet and greet  Progressive Dems-page-001 (1)

Billion People March


Is Occupy coming back?

Billion People March – Tactical Briefing #2

Hey all you wild cats, dreamers and redeemers out there,

It’s been a few years since Occupy Wall Street came and went. Conventional wisdom says it fizzled — but all of us who participated know better. Occupy took the world by surprise, then it needed to go underground and regroup.

Now the revolutionary spirit is stirring again. This time we know exactly what we want.

During the COP21 UN Climate Change Conference in December, the streets of Paris will explode. Then, one week after the conference ends, we will take to the streets with a protest unlike any the world has ever seen: the #billionpeoplemarch. A few months later, we’ll do it again. And then again. And then once more.

In a series of global big bang moments, each loosely organized around one strategic demand, we will transform the way our global system is run.

On December 19, we call for a 1% tax on all stock market transactions and currency trades. We slow down fast money in the global casino.

On April 1, 2016 or some other date of our choosing, we march again. This time our one demand is a three-strikes-you’re-out law for corporate criminals. We begin to shift the power balance between civil society and corporations.

On September 17, 2016 – the fifth anniversary of Occupy Wall Street – a multitude of us will rise up to demand sunshine laws against secrecy. In country after country and at the United Nations, we open up secret political processes and let the light shine in.

Then, on December 19, 2016, we’ll pull off one more massive, globally coordinated march. This time we demand a transition toward a true-cost global marketplace in which the price of every product tells the ecological truth. We shift the theoretical foundations of economic science.

Please note Dear Leaders: Today power lies in the swarm. We can create havoc at a global level – we’ll make business as usual impossible until our demands are met. After centuries of top-down rule by tyrants, kings and corporations, we the people will take charge of our own destiny and start calling the shots from below.


California National Monument Legislation

Senator Diane Feinstein is pushing for Federal legislation or executive action to provide for three new national monuments in the southern Calif desert. It would designate new wilderness acres; add to existing national parks; designate additional waterways as Wild and Scenic and create permanent protections for off-highway recreation areas. These are places of historic, natural, cultural and scientific importance.


National Monument status would elevate the protection of one of California’s most diverse landscapes, as well as protect wildlife corridors between the San Bernardino Mountains, San Jacinto Mountains and Joshua National Park.


The Occupiers: The Making of the 99 Percent Movement

We are Paying Mexico to keep people from reaching our border

We are paying Mexico to keep people from reaching our border, people who are fleeing Central American violence.

The People’s Climate March

People are gathering all over the globe on Sept 21, 2014! The call has gone out to make this the largest climate mobilization in history, with people flooding the streets of thousands of cities and towns around the globe, just as world leaders arrive in New York City for an Emergency Climate Summit at the U.N. Let’s make this a massive action!!

We are gathering on the corner of North Palm Canyon Drive & East Alejo Road, Palm Springs, CA 92262 at 1 p.m.

More info, here:


Recent Environmental Wins

Due to pressure from members of People Over Pollution and OCV, a pollution monitor has been put in place by the SCAQMD near the Sentinel Power Plant in Desert Hot Springs.  Though we remain somewhat skeptical as to the effectiveness/availability of collected data, etc., this is a positive step towards being able to track what is happening to the air quality.  For more information, see:


In concert with this, over 95% of the candidates endorsed by the California League of Conservation Voters have successfully navigated the Top Two primary yesterday, June 3, 2014, and will be on the ballot in November, though some of CLCV’s picks may be questionable, especially in view of far more progressive third-party choices that were on the ballot.  But for what it is worth, you can find their summary here:


The fact remains, however, that according to Food & Water watch, “Despite thousands of emails, hundreds of calls and a new poll showing that 68% of Californians support a moratorium on fracking, the California Senate failed to pass a bill to do just that. Now, it’s up to Jerry Brown. The Governor has the power to stop fracking, but he has turned a blind eye to the real impacts that this toxic industry has on our state.”

Food & Water Watch is working with 350.org to get Governor Brown to visit Kern County to meet with impacted community members. Here’s how you can help:

1. If you haven’t already, sign this petition to tell the Governor to meet with Kern County residents who have been personally affected by fracking.

2. Share this action with your friends and networks to help us amplify this message far and wide.

Stop the Secrecy!! Sign the Petition!

Sandra Fluke to Speak in Indian Wells Thursday

The Planned Parenthood Riverside County Inaugural Dinner & Fundraiser will be featuring Sandra Fluke, the courageous law student who came forward to testify before the U. S. Congress regarding birth control and who was later reviled by the likes of Rush Limbaugh, et al. as the speaker at the event.

There is a rather hefty price tag for most occupiers for this event, but it is for the important cause of raising funds for Planned Parenthood, who is fighting against a continuing assault on women’s reproductive rights in the ongoing War on Women and should be well worth it.

It will be held at the Miramonte Resort & Spa at 45000 Indian Wells Lane, Indian Wells on Thursday at 5:30 p.m.

For more information, see:  Planned Parenthood Fundraiser



Our Air Quality is Not Improving!

Check out this opinion piece in the Desert Sun Valley Voice by Robert Terry of People Over Pollution about the air quality in the Coachella Valley due to the pollution of the Sentinel Power Plant.

As long as corporate interests exert a corrupting influence on government, the needs and health of people will be put in jeopardy.


The Salton Sea Revisited

According to the Desert Sun, on Thursday, February 27, 2014, Washington DC Congressional leaders requested renewable energy designation for Salton Sea, and Imperial Irrigation District and Imperial County officials are working to advance a plan that would develop geothermal resources there.

Earlier that same day, the Department of the Interior and the Salton Sea Authority also signed a 10-year memorandum of understanding in which both parties agreed to collaborate and exchange technical and scientific information necessary for improving conditions in the area. For more information, see the following links: