Many Ways to Get/Stay Active

There are myriad ways to stay active either with our own activities by clicking here. If you don’t find anything up your alley, then please contact us (above).

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And now – Barbie Dolls

One could add Fox “News” model Barbies, I’d guess, sans the sexual harassment lawsuits they’d initiated, of course.

Though it would be kinda nice if the GOP could concern themselves more with things like improving the nation’s roads and highways, new and better airports, parks & recreation, decent and safe, living-wage jobs, equality for minorities codified into law, climate change mitigation, a Supreme Court not there to remove more rights than they add or bolster existing equitable laws to protect all citizens in an all-to-often discriminatory society. Yep, it would be nice.

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Kings Dems Host(ed) Water Town Hall

We had a decent turnout! The presentations were very informative and even entertaining. The Hanford Sentinel did a piece on it. Check it out here. It was certainly an enjoyable summer evening gathering in a wonderful old building. Many had hung around until well after to exchange pleasant conversation. Thank you to all who attended and we’ll see you for the next town hall.

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Follow Courage for America

The Courage for America Back off our Benefits Bus Tour holds its first event in Speaker Kevin McCarthy’s district. Captured at Yokuts in Bakersfield, [C]A, on March 30, 2023. — by Kevin Lowery, @kevloweryphoto

Promise to America: Back off our benefits!

Americans count on Social Security for retirement and rely on Medicare and Medicaid for prescription drugs and essential care. After a lifetime of hard work and paying in, these programs allow Americans to live and age with dignity and respect.

Some in Congress want to end these guarantees by refusing to pay bills they already owe. Read more here. Barb, Norberto and Marisa were there in support. So was Officer Fanone.

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Good Guys with Guns

There are over 20 million AR-15s in private hands in the US today.

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America has Ignored GOP Crimes to Seize the White House Long Enough – It’s Time to Put this One in Prison

Image by Pete Linforth from Pixabay

From Thom Hartmann, The Hartmann Report

It’s dizzying: in this one week we learn that there’s a witness to Reagan’s 1980 treason to seize the presidency, and that Donald Trump, who gave the Russians a spy in his first week in office (among other treasons), will be indicted for the crime that helped him avoid losing to Hillary Clinton. This is on top of Nixon’s well-documented treason with Vietnam and Bush’s explicit lies about Iraq.

It’s now a certainty that the last legitimately elected Republican president who wasn’t a traitor to the United States was Dwight D. Eisenhower. In aggregate, this should be the biggest story in the media.

Read more here and here.

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Water Education Foundation

Levees – one of many ways we manage our Western water.

Facing the challenges of sustainably managing and sharing water — our most precious natural resource — requires collaboration, education and outreach. The Water Education Foundation, an impartial nonprofit that was founded in 1977 in the midst of a deep drought, has put water resource issues in California and the West in context to inspire a deep understanding of and appreciation for water.

This resource of information on water in the western United States is probably among the most comprehensive available to the public. Please take a look and maybe even help support their effort. I’m sure they’d appreciate it.

Another excellent source for information on complex water issues is The Pacific Institute. Their mission statement: The Pacific Institute creates and advances solutions to the world’s most pressing water challenges. Our vision is to create a world in which society, the economy, and the environment have the water they need to thrive now and in the future. Click here for more.

Finally, we can add to the shelf; Friends of The River, so no shortage of resources for one to become an expert or just educated enough to know that we can and must work toward sustainable management of this precious earthly resource.

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ADEM Results Are IN

Kings Dems represent.

In each Assembly District, 14 Democrats are elected as Delegates to the Democratic State Central
Committee (DSCC). The first 7 candidates in both the Self-Identified Female (SIF) and Other than
Self-Identified Female (OSIF) categories will become DSCC Delegates. Of the 14 Delegates elected,
the top vote getter who is Executive Board eligible will also become a Member of the CADEM
Executive Board. Winners are highlighted in Green.

From Kings County Democratic Central Committee, we have Tasha, Shelisa (also E-Board), Karla, Alicia, Aldo & Norberto having won their bid to take on a significant role in their advocacy for our democratic principles within the State Central Committee as delegates, including the state convention in Los Angeles. Congratulations!

Also, we have a slate of delegates from KCDCC set to attend the state convention in LA:

Barbara Hill, Terry Norris, Crystal Jackson, Lynda Mays, Claire Fitiausi, Stephen Tarr, and Cathleen Jorgensen (Chair).

We’re now set to make a difference by growing our democratic community right here in Kings County; that said, we always need new people to join in to sustain our progress down the road so please don’t hesitate to contact us if you too would like to become an active part of our democratic community. We have a pretty big tent..

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Peace & Prosperity is a Good Thing

Working in our nation’s best interest.

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Can solar power help fix drought-ravaged farmlands?

Creating electric energy from sunshine and photovoltaic arrays on drought-stricken land.

From WAMU via KVPR –

The American West is experiencing its worst drought in over 1,000 years. That’s making a lot of farmers rethink their sustainability practices and reimagine land that has become infertile.

One way to innovate is via solar energy. Solar panels can make use of depleted land and help offset a farm’s energy costs. They also preserve groundwater and help with crop growth.

There is a price to be paid. The transition isn’t always cheap. Could expanding solar on farmland make it harder and more expensive to feed America?

We go to California where there’s plenty of sun and an appetite to reach aggressive climate goals to hear about the possibilities. Click here for the story.

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