John Broughton

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Report from the May 23rd meeting – universal health care

MEDICARE FOR ALL Health care is a human right and a public good, like public safety, schools, and roads, and should be paid for with public money, Maria Behan of Sonoma County for Single-Payer said Thursday, May 23, at the Windsor Democratic Club’s regular monthly meeting at the Windsor Round Table Pizza. Currently health care …

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May 23rd Meeting: Is Universal Healthcare Imminent?

There’s a lot of talk about healthcare reform, but what would the Democrats’ bills in Congress—and the proposals being floated on the campaign trail—mean for you and your family? At the May 23rd meeting, writer Maria Behan will share her take on various reform proposals as well as some ideas for getting involved in the …

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Report on the WDC meeting of April 25th – Green New Deal Forum

An overflow crowd of more than fifty people, including Town Council members Debora Fudge, Esther Lemus, and Sam Salmon, turned out to learn about the Green New Deal at a Windsor Democratic Club forum Thursday April 25 at the Windsor Round Table Pizza restaurant. Doug Nunn, a retired Mendocino high school English teacher who recently …

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Windsor Town Hall: The Green New Deal and You

Our earth is warming quickly. Every year the rate of increase is faster. The earth is in critical condition. One goal of the Green New Deal is to cut carbon emissions in half in 11 years – by 2030! It’s all about reversing current climate change trends. This requires, among other things: — Retrofitting older …

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The Green New Deal – websites for more information

For those interested in the Green New Deal, here are some websites with more information: International United Nations Environment Programme – “Global Green New Deal: Policy Brief”, https://www.unenvironment.org/resources/report/global-green-new-deal-policy-brief-march-2009   National House Resolution 109, “Recognizing the duty of the Federal Government to create a Green New Deal”,  https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/house-resolution/109/text The New Economics Foundation, “A Green New Deal” …

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Youth vs. Apocalypse calls for a Green New Deal

On March 28, four high school students from West Sonoma County presented the case for a Green New Deal to the Windsor Democratic Club.  These students are part of a group called Youth vs. Apocalypse. Because of an increase in greenhouse gases, the earth is warming rapidly. Older generations have not taken adequate actions to …

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Youth activists to speak about the Green New Deal

A group of passionate, knowledgeable high school students, most of whom are part of the 350 Bay Area’s Youth Vs. Apocalypse activism group, will present the Green New Deal to the Windsor Democratic Club on Thursday, March 28. (More information about this local student movement is here.) The Green New Deal is a movement which …

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Report from Indivisible Sonoma County – Changing the California Delegation in Congress, 2018

In a detailed, data-driven presentation, Larry Martin, the chair of Indivisible Sonoma County’s Out of District committee, demonstrated the importance of voter turn-out in electing Democratic candidates in close elections. The presentation was at the Windsor Democratic Club’s regularly scheduled meeting of February 28. In the 2018 mid-term elections, Indivisible focused its energy on flipping …

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Will Democrats build on 2018? A view from Indivisible

At the February 28th meeting of the Windsor Democratic Club, Larry Martin, a member of Indivisible Sonoma County, and head of its Out of District committee, will provide his analysis of the 2018 House of Representatives elections. His focus will be on what has been learned, and what Democrats can do to continue to gain …

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November 2018 final results

Here are the final election results for all the candidates and ballot measures that appeared on Sonoma County ballots, where either the California Democratic Party or the Sonoma County Democratic Party took a position or endorsed a candidate. Yellow-highlighted items are where the results matched the position or endorsement of the CDP or the SCDP.  …

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