Democracy – Central Park Rally – Sunday 8/28 6-7:30

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Hi Neighbors. I too want to sleep better and save democracy. The conclusion that I’ve reached is that it takes a little effort – a text, a letter a phone call – just a little every week to keep the democracy muscles working.

Let’s get together and find each other and keep our democracy, civil, caring and whole.
RALLY IN CENTRAL PARK 6:00-7:30 PM SUNDAY AUGUST 28th.
We will learn about what a coalition of Indivisible Yolo, Sister District Yolo, Planned Parenthood, Mom’s Demand Action and the League of Women Voters has in store. Simple and just part of how we are in community. Let go of the disappointment and let’s do this together!

We have some very harsh ideas about guns, women’s rights and voting rights coming down from very authoritarian places. But we also have some good news. Leah Greenberg, Indivisible co-founder puts it this way. “The vibe has shifted.” For the moment the list of recent legislative accomplishments are outstanding – better for everyday American’s.

In the past two weeks, President Biden and Democrats in the U.S. House and Senate have:
• Expanded health care for veterans by passing the PACT Act
• Made historic investment in domestic semiconductor manufacturing to create over 1 million jobs through the CHIPS Act
• Passed the Inflation Reduction Act to lower the cost of prescription drugs, tax corporations at a fair rate, and invest in clean energy
• Approved student $20K loan relief for 20 million Americans making less than $75,000/yr. and $10K relief for all students that have federally funded student loans.

This is positive. The Biden administration has turned 2022 around because many of us were active, because the American people believe in justice, healthy air water and soil, because we believe in affordable health care and making corporations pay their fair share – sound familiar? Well it should because both Biden and Sanders stumped for these policies. Biden, with our help, has delivered.

Yet already the breathing room these wins have provided are under attack by those who want to continue to install extremist minority rule. These leaders will say anything to keep their base loyal and scapegoat anyone who questions their power, including law enforcement.

These leaders, like DeSantis, are more loyal to themselves than the rule of law or freedom. They have stolen the vote from hundreds of thousands of people, 250 thousand stolen votes in Florida alone. But we are not Weimar Germany, and this is not the 1930s – not yet. And more of us can vote and express ourselves and guide each other to the polls to put down this want-to-be minority state.

Join us at a rally and information fair on Sunday, August 28, from 6-7:30 p.m. at Davis Central Park, (near the Carousel).

We have put in the effort to hold the House, Senate and the Presidency and we can do it again – to make America more affordable, safe and healthy.

The Rally is a time to share with you what is at stake in the upcoming midterm election and show ways ordinary people, even in Blue States like California, can take action to make a difference.

Plan to join us, bring your family and friends and let us show you how to ‘do the work’, to defend democracy and build a better future.
For more information indivisibleyolo@gmail.com. This article is the authors and does not represent any other organization, these are his views alone.

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8 thoughts on “Democracy – Central Park Rally – Sunday 8/28 6-7:30”

  1. S Steward Post author

    detail last bullet point “Student loan relief” $10,000 for individuals with annual icome less than $125K/yr. Not all student debt holders.  Still very much to the good.

    1. Bill Marshall

      “Student loan relief” $10,000 for individuals with annual icome (sic) less than $125K/yr. Not all student debt holders.  Still very much to the good.”

      “• Approved student $20K loan relief for 20 million Americans making less than $75,000/yr. and $10K relief for all students that have federally funded student loans.”

      Is there “restorative justice”?  For those who had student debt, had income less than $125K/yr, and upon graduation spent years paying off their debt in full?  But the current folk can walk away from their loans?  Having them paid by others?

      Justice? Restorative or otherwise? Reparations?

      1. Bill Marshall

        I know of several folk, personally, who fully understood their obligations when they needed to take out student loans… and scrimped and saved to pay them off… and did…

        The folk who benefit from the ‘forgiveness’, want other folk to pay it off (TNSTAAFL)… good tactic… selfish, but good tactic… never hurts to ask… but SOMEONE has to pay the debt… it has been incurred…

        Guess we should have taken out loan debt, rather than scrimping and saving to ‘pay as you go’… knowing that others would give us a ‘free ride’ eventually…

        And, of course, the forgiveness of the loan debt will be exempt from taxation, unlike the forgiveness of non-student loan debt…

        Justice… righteousness… yeah, right…

        Maybe we should go the next step… have folk making over 125K/yr be taxed to eliminate house mortgages for those making less than 125K/yr… similar rationale…

        1. Walter Shwe

          “Maybe we should go the next step… have folk making over 125K/yr be taxed to eliminate house mortgages for those making less than 125K/yr… similar rationale…”

          Excellent idea Mr. Marshall!

  2. Moderator

    Hi folks,

    These are event announcements, not commentaries or articles, so please keep comments to a minimum. This isn’t the place to debate these topics.

    1. Bill Marshall

      Please note that the author of the announcement was first to comment and stress the importance of the student debt relief…

      In my opinion, THAT opened the barn door, big time…

      Changed the field from an announcement, to apparent advocacy on a specific topic… whatever…

  3. Bill Marshall

    Despite the advocacy for certain issues that will be likely be asserted at the rally, some of which I either disagree with, or have qualms about, the main purported intent I fully agree with…

    Get involved:  inform yourself… get registered to vote…  vote your informed views… engage in the process… THAT I strongly believe in…

    Consider attending… might well be enlightening, but except for the ideas in the preceding paragraph, I advocate nothing…

    Goes to the difference between an announcement, and advocacy for certain issues ‘clothed’ in ‘an announcement’… the first is ‘information’, the second is ‘an infomercial’… we all should recognize the distinction between the two…

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