Meet Dotty Nygard! Help flip district 10!
Oct
29
2:00 PM14:00

Meet Dotty Nygard! Help flip district 10!

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Meet Dotty Nygard, Democratic candidate for Congress in California CD-10. This is one of about 7 "swing" districts in CA that could be flipped from red to blue in 2018, located in the Tracy/Modesto area.

Doors open at 1:30 PM. The meeting will start promptly at 2 PM (Please note, no food or drink other than water is allowed in the sanctuary where Dotty will be speaking).

No admission fee will be charged, but attendees are urged to join as members of Bayshore Progressive Democrats to support the club's work and make sure we can hold more great events like this!

[This event was originally scheduled for September 11, but Dotty was called away to do hurricane relief work.]

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Sep
23
4:00 PM16:00

BPD Potluck at Rengstorff Park!

In the Red BBQ area: http://www.mountainview.gov/civicax/filebank/blobdload.aspx?BlobID=12610

Save the date for a Bayshore Progressive Democrats club social potluck! This will be a great chance for us to meet in a more social setting and get to know each other.

Please come even if it doesn't work out to bring something. We would rather see you than your food, and we always end up with way too much. :)

We'll provide plates, utensils and cups. If you're bringing food, please label the ingredients on your dish for food allergies and special diets. This is a no-alcohol event.

For rules about dogs please visit the city of Mountain View page:
http://www.mountainview.gov/depts/cs/parks/parks/dog.asp

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Sep
11
9:15 PM21:15

A More Democratic Society: The Right to Vote and the Right to Privacy

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Join us to learn about two timely issues affecting our ability to participate in a democratic society: how electoral reform can more meaningfully guarantee the right to vote, and how we can protect our right to data privacy.

Steve Chessin of Californians for Election Reforms will speak about fairer election methods that can guarantee proportional representation to underrepresented groups such as women and ethnic, linguistic, or political minorities. These methods include party list voting and the ranked-choice Single Transferable Vote (STV) system. The city of Santa Clara has given tentative approval to putting the issue of STV on the ballot, and Menlo Park may have the opportunity to consider this in the future.

Privacy and digital rights advocate Rhona Mahony will lead us in a data privacy workshop. Bring your phones and laptops! As our world has become increasingly digital and interconnected over the last few decades, that interconnectedness has also meant increased vulnerability to hacking and surveillance - whether by governments or corporations. As activists, it's on us to stay current on the best ways to mitigate those threats.

NOTE: We have postponed our event featuring CD-10 swing district candidate Dotty Nygard because she was called to do flood relief work in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. We thank her for her dedication and humanitarianism, and hope to see her soon!

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BPD July Meeting at Cuesta Park (Potluck - Bring a Snack!)
Jul
19
6:30 PM18:30

BPD July Meeting at Cuesta Park (Potluck - Bring a Snack!)

Wednesday, July 19th, 6:30pm
Cuesta Park, Mountain View - BBQ area

Our first regular meeting will be on Wednesday, July 19th, at Cuesta Park in the BBQ area. We have some exciting plans:

  • A report-back from the People's Summit - lessons for our work
  • Next steps towards single payer healthcare in California
  • Measure V (rent control in Mountain View), housing, and tenants' rights

Bring your ideas, too! Let's build a bottom-up, membership-driven organization. (Oh, and bring snack foods if you have a chance! )

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