Social Action

This is Stone Creek’s work in progress to share resources around social action and social justice

There is no intent to endorse any particular group or political agenda, but to share resources among our Sangha.

Please share your resources by emailing information to:  stonecreek@sonic.net

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Specific Actions Coming Up

National Action

Local Resources

Gender Discrimination / Women’s Issues

LGBT Rights

Gun Control Legislation

Climate Change Resources

 


Specific Actions Coming Up

This is a website that facilitates calling your senators.  At the meeting on Sunday a few people expressed not knowing who to call or which issue to focus on.  If you put in your zip code, it gives you options of issues, and then numbers and scripts for calling. It’s called 5 calls:

https://5calls.org

Call/ write to congress members regarding upcoming confirmation hearings which will be beginning January 10, 2017

California Senators:
-Diane Feinstein
http://www.feinstein.senate.gov/public/

331 Hart Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510
(202) 224-3841
Contact: www.feinstein.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/e-mail-me

-Kamala Harris
https://www.harris.senate.gov

B40B Dirksen Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510
(202) 224-3553

Representatives:
-District 2 (Sebastopol, Occidental, Graton, Freestone everything west in Sonoma and Marin Counties):
Rep. Jared Huffman
contact: http://huffman.house.gov/contact

-District 5 (some Sebastopol, Santa Rosa, everything east in Sonoma County, down to areas in East Bay): Rep. Mike Thompson
http://mikethompson.house.gov

Not sure who your congressperson is?
Go to: http://www.house.gov/representatives/find/

Specific nominees to weigh in on:
Attorney General: 1/10-11 nominee Jeff Sessions*

Treasury: date not yet set, nominee Steven Mnuchin*

For more information, a few articles on these cabinet nominees
about Jeff Sessions:
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2016/11/18/10-things-to-know-about-sen-jeff-sessions-donald-trumps-pick-for-attorney-general/?utm_term=.93e53fbd4c1e

http://www.naacp.org/latest/naacp-calls-senate-block-sessions-attorney-general/

Articles on Mnuchin:

http://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow-show/trump-picks-treasury-secretary-whom-trump-voters-should-oppose

 


National Action

-Around civil rights, racial justice, immigration and diversity issues

Move On
http://front.moveon.org

Southern Poverty Law Center
https://www.splcenter.org

ACLU
https://www.aclu.org

Amnesty International’s “Post-election Strategy”
http://blog.amnestyusa.org/us/update-on-amnestys-post-election-strategy-and-work/

Color of Change
https://www.colorofchange.org

NAACP
http://www.naacp.org

Showing Up for Racial Justice
https://www.facebook.com/ShowingUpForRacialJusticesurj/?hc_location=ufi

Indivisible
a group of former congressional staffers who put together a guide for resisting the incoming agenda
they are now registering and linking local groups
https://www.indivisibleguide.com

Local chapter of Indivisible here:
https://www.facebook.com/indivisiblewest/

Project 1461
progressive resistance
https://www.project1461.org

Center for Immigration Studies
map of sanctuary cities/ counties
http://cis.org/Sanctuary-Cities-Map
(both Sonoma and Napa Counties are sanctuary counties)

Avaaz is a worldwide activist network, mostly online. It has high standards and is member-driven.  And very effective, I’ve found – Jisho
www.Avaaz.org

Kiva is an international nonprofit, founded in 2005 and based in San Francisco, with a mission to connect people through lending to alleviate poverty. We celebrate and support people looking to create a better future for themselves, their families and their communities.
https://www.kiva.org/

The leaders of The women’s march are organizing a set of 10 actions. One action every 10 days for 100 days:
http://www.womensmarch.com
The first action is to write your senator. If you put in your ZIP Code they give you the name and address of your senator. They give suggestions of what and how to write it or you can download a postcard. A new action will come out every 10 days. By putting your name on the list you can have the action emailed to you.

Action updates to continue the work of the Women’s March


Local Resources

See Indivisible above

Centro Laboral de Graton
http://www.gratondaylabor.org

-Around climate change

National and International organizations

Climate Truth
http://climatetruth.org

350.org
https://350.org

One Planet Movement
http://www.bioregional.com/oneplanetliving/

Sonoma County Conservation Action
http://www.conservationaction.org

A video of Scott Clark, a civil rights attorney and a Presbyterian minister. Scott is a social advocate who knows how to motivate people and is also a very hopeful person:
https://www.facebook.com/scott.clark.520/videos/1274363859297657/

Also see info below from Barry

 


Gender Discrimination / Women’s Issues

Ultraviolet
https://weareultraviolet.org/?utm_source=search&utm_medium=grant&utm_campaign=RevMsg&gclid=CjwKEAiA17LDBRDElqOGq8vR7m8SJAA1AC0_E4ghkCYYgvWWXkc3BsYzTgoyIdSIFO0iOeAlB0xdLBoCUd3w_wcB

Planned Parenthood-national
https://www.plannedparenthood.org
in Sonoma County
https://www.plannedparenthood.org/health-center/california/santa-rosa/95405/santa-rosa-health-center-3990-90200

49 Moons
https://www.fortyninemoons.org/


LGBT Rights

Human Rights Campaign
http://www.hrc.org/2016RepublicanFacts/donald-trump-opposes-nationwide-marriage-equality

daily acts of resistance from The Advocate
http://www.advocate.com/election/2016/11/11/welcome-resistance


Gun Control Legislation

Everytown for Gun Safety
http://everytown.org


Climate Change Resources (from Barry)

The first is the Center for Climate Protection (CCP) where I work. We brought Sonoma Clean Power to our county, which provides power that is 48% less greenhouse gas intensive then PG&E and a lower cost to consumes – they have saved Sonoma County residents $62 million in a little more than two years. If people are interested in our other programs in transportation, schools etc. here is our website:
http://climateprotection.org/

CCP is now working to spread this approach throughout California and there are now 300 communities in California interested and investigating this approach. We are excited that we are demonstrating that clean energy provides economic development benefits to communities, so should be able to garner bipartisan support. We hope that what we are doing in California can become a model for the rest of the country. Here is our website that supports Community Choice Energy:
http://cleanpowerexchange.org/

Another great organization that is very grassroots and politically organizing oriented is Citizen’s Climate Lobby. They are trying to get a crucial carbon price (tax) on the national level, which will be a tough road over the next 4 years. But needs on-going support, it is such an important policy.
http://citizensclimatelobby.org/?gclid=CjwKEAiAsMXBBRD71KWOh6fcjRwSJAC5CNE1AVCWnT_0AfSCANKWMskYCw_aMOALBkM8jp-BS5YWyxoCwsHw_wcB

Finally, Union of Concerned Scientists is a group I have supported in the past. They are science based and have done good work on climate change at the local level.
http://www.ucsusa.org/about-us#.WDJN89zKSYg

Soto Zen in Sonoma County