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.
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Call/ write to congress members regarding upcoming confirmation hearings which will be beginning January 10, 2017
331 Hart Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510
B40B Dirksen Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510
-District 2 (Sebastopol, Occidental, Graton, Freestone everything west in Sonoma and Marin Counties):
Rep. Jared Huffman
-District 5 (some Sebastopol, Santa Rosa, everything east in Sonoma County, down to areas in East Bay): Rep. Mike Thompson
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:
Articles on Mnuchin:
-Around civil rights, racial justice, immigration and diversity issues
Southern Poverty Law Center
Amnesty International’s “Post-election Strategy”
Color of Change
Showing Up for Racial Justice
a group of former congressional staffers who put together a guide for resisting the incoming agenda
they are now registering and linking local groups
Local chapter of Indivisible here:
Center for Immigration Studies
map of sanctuary cities/ counties
(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
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.
The leaders of The women’s march are organizing a set of 10 actions. One action every 10 days for 100 days:
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
North Bay Organizing Project unites people to build leadership and grassroots power for social, economic, racial and environmental justice. Current campaign: rent stabilization and just cause eviction policies. 707 481-2970. firstname.lastname@example.org
North Bay Rapid Response Network provides Immigrant Rights training and education, emergency support and legal observers in the event of ICE raids (24 Hour Hotline 700-800-4544), and, accompaniment for those impacted by legal proceedings including deportation and asylum. www.northbayop.org/rapidresponse
Central Laboral de Graton—The worker-led Graton Day Labor Center organizes domestic workers and day laborers for the advancement of their rights and dignity as workers, immigrants, and members of the broader community. CLG programs include job placement, leadership development, occupational safety training, health access and education, English instruction. Call 707 829-1864 or email: email@example.com.
VIDAS: Vital Immigrant Defense Advocacy and Services, Non-profit law services and community education. Sliding scale (low cost or free). 707 523-1740, vidaslegal.org.
UndocuFund, originally established to provide disaster relief for undocumented residents impacted by North Bay fires, now includes those economically impacted by Covid-19. For more details and to donate contact undocufund.org
See Indivisible above
Centro Laboral de Graton
-Around climate change
National and International organizations
One Planet Movement
Sonoma County Conservation Action
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:
Also see info below from Barry
in Sonoma County
Human Rights Campaign
daily acts of resistance from The Advocate
Everytown for Gun Safety
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:
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:
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.
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.