ADEMS 2019

As we watch Donald Trump and the Republicans dismantle democratic institutions, destroy the idea of a progressive income tax, demonize women, Gays, people of color and Muslims and despoil our fragile planet, we have to determine what kind of Democratic Party is equipped to take them on and reclaim our society and our nation. For 26 years, the Democratic Party has made a devils bargain with the same corporations that their Republican colleagues have gotten into be with. We at ADA do not believe that an elected official that takes money from the fossil fuel companies can solve our Climate Crisis, nor one that takes money from Insurance and Pharmaceutical companies can help to usher in Medicare For All. We want to see a Democratic Party that is unapologetically Progressive and Populist and not reliant on corporate cash.

Every 2 years, 7 women and 7 men from each Assembly District are elected to be delegates to the California Democratic Convention. For over 10 years, there have been Progressive slates of delegates running and winning in Southern California. These delegates work to pass resolutions and approve legislation and endorse candidates that represent the People of California and not the corporations. And by and large, progressive slates have won most of the districts that they run in. But this year, the Corporate Centrists in the Party have decided to assemble their own slates so they can wrest control of the Party from the Progressives. They even brand themselves with progressive titles like “The Grassroots Slate.”

But we’re not falling for it. ADA SoCal has endorsed Progressive Slates in a number of districts and we are counting on our members to come out and vote for each of these slates at the scheduled Assembly District Election Meeting (ADEM). Most of these slates have ADA board members and members running on them. Some feature activists we’ve worked with on issues like Medicare For All. It’s important that you vote for everyone on the slate - so we can guarantee that our bold progressive activists get to represent you in the California Democratic Party!

If you don’t know what your assembly district is, please go to this site: http://findyourrep.legislature.ca.gov

And if it’s one we’ve endorsed, just click on your district below. You can see who’s on the slate as well as the date and time of the ADEM. And if it’s not, please check progressiveslates.org and see if your district is listed there.
Some more excellent slates are listed at: adems.vote

Please come out and participate in this process! A small number of people can make a huge difference in the direction of the Democratic Party so we’ll be equipped to take on Trump and the Republicans and reclaim our democracy!

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Any registered Democrat living in the district is eligible to vote. On-site voter registration is available for those not registered as Democrats.

Please come out and participate in this process! A small number of people can make a huge difference in the direction of the Democratic Party so we’ll be equipped to take on Trump and the Republicans and reclaim our democracy!


HIGHLIGHTS OF THE DECEMBER 22,2018 WINTER HOLIDAY PARTY

HOSTING FOR ADA, PDSSM & PDDA-LA

 

GROUP PICTURE WITH KEVIN DeLEON

 

Pictured clockwise from upper left, Bob Zaugh, Marcy Winograd, Ann Kim, Jody Evans, Krishna Kant, Kevin De Leon, Dorothy Reik, and Jan Goodman.

 

  

 

 


PDSMM/PDA/PDA-CA + ADA

Annual Holiday Party

 

Dec 22 

5:00 - 9:00 pm

 

 

Special Guests Congressman Ted Lieu

and Kevin de Leon

 

State Senator Ben Allen, PDA Executive Director Alan Minsky, Lila Garrett, Dr. Bill, PDA-CA Chair Mike Thaller, 

Russell Greene, Susie Shannon, Jodie Evans, Ani Zonneveld, Harvey Wasserman

& Many More!

 

Pot Luck Dinner

First Name

A-D: Appetizers   E-L: Salad or Veggies   M-S: Main Course   T-Z: Dessert


Jan & Jerry's House

939 San Vicente Blvd Santa Monica, CA 90402

Corner of San Vincente & Larkin
RSVP:
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RADIOACTIVE FALLOUT FROM LATEST SoCal FIRES?

 

Did you hear any reports that the latest storm of deadly fires which swept through Southern California /”The Woolsey Fire” started on the grounds of the Southern California Santa Susana Nuclear Testing Lab?  Did you hear that the smoke from those fires contained dangerous radiation from the labs? 

Denise Duffield, Associate Director of Physicians for Social Responsibility-Los Angeles (PSR-LA), and Professor Harvey Wasserman say YES.  

As much as the media covered the fires, somehow those important aspects – and their impact never got into the news.  Come hear why…and much more:  

This Tuesday, December 4, 2018 at 7:30pm

The Aris & Carolyn Anagnos Peace Center

3916 Sepulveda Blvd, Culver City, 90230

Hosted by Americans for Democratic Action of Southern California (ADA).  

You are invited to this free event.

 Holiday snacks will be served--It is pot-luck so bring something to share, if you are so inclined.

Free parking in rear and on the street.

Please RSVP to JansOrders@gmail.com to assure that there is adequate seating.

For more info:  310-729-2394

 

PHOTOS DOCUMENT THAT THE FIRE STARTED AT THE

SANTA SUSANA NUCLEAR LAB SITE WHERE A PARTIAL NUCLEAR MELTDOWN OCCURRED

Photos show that one fire that contributed to The Woolsey Fire, the firestorm which blackened much of Southern California in November 2018, began on the grounds of the Santa Susana Field Laboratory (SSFL). Rocky Peak Bell Canyon Fire

Google Map of the affected area where the fire is.

A reactor there suffered a partial nuclear meltdown in 1959, when radioactive gases were vented over the Simi and San Fernando valleys.  Other nuclear activities, tens of thousands of rocket-engine tests, and numerous accidents, spills, and releases led to widespread contamination of the surrounding areas with radioactive and toxic materials.  To this day, few people realize that Southern California suffered from a serious partial nuclear meltdown with far reaching effects.  Independent studies indicate increased cancers associated with proximity to the site, and the public remains at risk of exposure due to offsite migration of contaminants in soil, vegetation, groundwater and surface water.

Two videos, documenting the meltdown and its effects can be seen can be seen here and here .

The Department of Toxic Substances Control, which oversees the cleanup, committed to a full clean up by 2017, but the cleanup has yet to begin. "DTSC and the parties responsible for cleaning up the contamination - NASA, the Dept. of Energy, and Boeing - have employed every trick in the book to evade the cleanup,” says Denise Duffield, Associate Director of Physicians for Social Responsibility-Los Angeles (PSR-LA).  “Now, much of SSFL's toxicity has literally been ignited and sent to places near and far.”

“Though the media, as usual, denies it,” adds Harvey Wasserman, “we have every reason to believe the fire may well have spread major quantities of radiation throughout the region.  

“True to form, the California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) immediately denied there was any chance of radioactive harm to the general population.  But, as always, they issued the statement long before any significant testing was done, and have no scientific proof to deny the obvious fact that this hugely contaminated site, when swept over by a raging fire, was virtually certain to emit huge quantities of deadly poisons into the air throughout southern California.”

Is there a way to know for certain what really happened at Santa Susana and throughout the downwind region?  Join Denise, Harvey & the ADA to find out.  

Denise Duffield and Prof. Harvey Wasserman will be discussing whether, there has, in fact, been radioactive and toxic fallout from the Woolsey fire, and if so, what can be done to protect ourselves both from this fallout, and from future related problems.

Denise Duffield is Associate Director of Physicians for Social Responsibility (PSR-LA); History Professor Harvey Wasserman hosts KPFK's California Solartopia Show Thursdays 6:30-7pm and has been active in the national No Nukes movement since 1973.

Tuesday, December 4,  2018 at 7:30 pm,

The Aris and Carolyn Anagnos Peace Center

3916 Sepulveda Blvd., Culver City, CA  90230

The discussion is being hosted by Americans for Democratic Action of Southern California (ADA)

Further information:  (310) 729-2394

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NOTE TO EDITORS:  Both Speakers are available for interviews:  Contact:  Denise Duffield, 310-339-9676 or dduffield@psr-la.org, or Harvey Wasserman:  614-738-3646 orSolartopia@gmail.com

Americans for Democratic Action was founded more than 70 years ago by a distinguished group of progressive visionaries, including John Kenneth Galbraith, Walter Reuther, and Eleanor Roosevelt.  Founded in the wake of the New Deal, ADA is at the cutting edge of every important struggle for human rights, world peace and social and economic justice.

Jan Goodman, Vice President, Americans for Democratic Action of So.Cal.
(310) 729-2394


ADA SoCal has not endorsed in every single race.  But we would contend that in any race this year that has a Democrat running against a Republican, it would behoove us to vote for the Democrat on November 6th!