April 22: Santa Cruz March for Science & Earth Day

Join us for the Santa Cruz March for Science and Earth Day festivities on Saturday, April 22. Meet at 10 a.m. for a rally at City Hall, 809 Center St. Then we will march at 10:30 a.m. to San Lorenzo Park, where the Earth Day Festival begins at 11 a.m.
For information, contact cassityrmega@gmail.com or call 831-939-0495.

 

 

April 29: Healthcare update with Monning, Conner

10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Saturday, April 29
Santa Cruz Police Department Community Room
155 Center Street, Santa Cruz
Free

 

 

 

 

 

State Sen. Bill Monning (D-17) will be joined by Leslie Conner, executive director of Santa Cruz Community Health Centers, to discuss California’s response to the effort to change in the Affordable Care Act. House Speaker Paul Ryan says Obamacare is now the “law of the land” after Republicans in Congress failed to replace the landmark legislation. But what’s next?

Don Lane provides snapshot of local housing efforts

Former Santa Cruz Mayor Don Lane, a member of the Housing Advocacy Network, gave a talk to Democratic Women’s Club members at Louden Nelson Community Center on Saturday, March 25.. Over 30 local nonprofits, unions, political organizations, community advocacy groups, and nonprofit affordable housing developers across the political spectrum have joined to support the development of more affordable housing in our county.  Lane makes the case in that in order to create more housing options for the community, residents need to “say yes” as housing projects come up for approval. Read more at scchousingadvocacynetwork.com and watch a video from Don’s talk (below) or on our Facebook page.

Don Lane short video

 

Close the Gap founder speaks to sold-out crowd

 

Mary Hughes, founder of Close the Gap, an organization dedicated to electing progressive women to elected office, gave an inspiring talk to a sold-out crowd at a DWC luncheon Feb. 25. During a talk titled “Opportunities for Women to Regain Our Ground in 2018,” Hughes gave an update on the status of elected women in the California Legislature and provided some practical tips for recruiting women to enter electoral politics.

Hughes has played a pivotal role in the election of numerous women to public office in California and brings a wealth of practical electoral experience into her talks. Unfortunately, women lost seats in the California legislature in the most recent election. This work seems all the more important given the election of the misogynist-in-chief as our new president. At the lunch, DWC members also voted to give $475 to the organization to support its work statewide.

43rd Annual Roe v Wade Brunch

The Reproductive Rights Network of Santa Cruz
Hosts the 43rd Annual Roe v Wade Brunch
United Methodist Church, 250 California St, Santa Cruz
Saturday, January 21, 2017 – 10 am to noon 

Sliding scale $10-$50.  Students Free. 

Advance Reservations/Donations Online, Mail, Telephone or Email:
Online: rrnannual2017brunch.eventbrite.com
Mail: RRN, PO Box 8305, Santa Cruz, CA 95061
Telephone: 423-2356 (Carol Fuller)
Email: rrnscc@gmail.com

The Reproductive Rights Network is concerned that across the US abortion services and reproductive rights’ services are not always easy to access.  Our speakers this year are Yamani Hernandez, Executive Director of the National Network of Abortion Funds, will inform us of the actions their organization takes to help women across the nation access services they are legally entitled to receive and Samar Azam-Yu, Executive Director of ACCESS Women’s Health Justice which operates in Oakland but whose services reach women all over California, will speak on the kinds of difficulties women in California experience accessing reproductive rights services.

For more information contact Carol Fuller fulkins@cruzio.com or 423-2356