Central Contra Costa County MoveOn Council

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America needs to know what we stand for and hear our vision for moving America forward.

 It's time for those who want our democracy back to offer a real alternative.

 JOIN US!

 Introducing the Central Contra Costa MoveOn Council

 

In January 2013 our Council decided to focus primarily on Getting Big Money Out of Politics. We strongly support the goals of the $$$ Out! People In! coalition  

NEXT STEPS

Let's start making the numbers work In our favor.  Join us in working with our representatives in the creation of a progressive budget that has no cuts to vital programs, that invests in jobs, and makes the very rich and the corporations pay their fair share.

Get in touch.  The best way to stay informed about our work is to join is to contact Sheilah Fish (925) 878-9288.

Check us out.  Get to know your local Council by coming to our monthly gathering, attending our events and volunteering. We think you'll be energized and encouraged by being around others who have committed to taking action toward our common goals.

Make a difference!  We would love to have you join us whether doing a little or doing a lot as your circumstances permit. Joining is an easy step to take, but it can make a real difference since we're taking those steps together.

Who Are We?

We are your neighbors, your fellow citizens and, like you, we are concerned about the direction in which our country seems to be headed.

How We Work

Our Council is 100% volunteer-driven. We have a small Core Group and a large team of volunteers.  We have regular meetings open to all where we make decisions and connect.  Our Co-coordinators, Sheilah Fish and Gordon Miller, are in a conference call with 40 other CA Council leaders once a week. There are 7 million MoveOn members across the US.

What Have We Done?

Many of our actions have the same date and theme as hundreds of Council coordinated actions across the USA – creating a huge national impact. We have received major publicity for our actions including (but not limited to):

•    Participating in the August 3, 2013 rally at Chevron in Richmond with many other people and organizations.

•    Testifying with many others in Sacramento to support the DISCLOSE Act in the State Senate.

•    Rallying at Chevron’s HQ in San Ramon with other people and organizations. MoveOn’s contribution included street theater featuring the specially composed song Connect the Dots with nine people holding dots plus other skits.

•    Supporting the DISCLOSE campaign and Move to Amend at the Temescal Street Fair.

•    Showing the documentary HEIST with Producer Q&A session to an SRO crowd.

•    Creating Fact Sheets that are used nationally, and

•    Meeting with legislators.

Where Do You Come In?

Our nation is in peril, and it's what we do that will help set the course for our future. We need to convert the energy from talking back to our TV sets to working with our neighbors, building a real movement that will be a force for change in our communities.

We need you. Each of us is responsible for shaping what happens next. By working together we can affect legislation and public policy, creating new jobs, repairing our crumbling infrastructure, supporting public education, ending the wars abroad and investing the money at home.

For further information contact Sheilah Fish at sheilahfish@yahoo.com

 

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What's New:
Actions
We are overwhelmed with actions related to Trump.  We have initiated a coalition of groups in Contra Costa County that have sprung up since the election.  It is wonderful and overwhelming.  We are working on the AB14, the Disclose Act and need help getting signatures.  If you can help out email us at moneyoutnow@yahoo.com.  If you would like to hear more about the various groups that have sprung up including Indivisible, off shoots from the Women's March, MoveOn small groups, please contact us about that as well.
Regarding money in politics we plan to do research on how money has affected the various areas that are uppermost with the current administration including: health, immigration, environment and more. We know the obvious but to get it on a two sided page as well as on the website is our goal.

 

The election is over!!

 We are now connecting with other groups and finding ways to work together.  The energy is amazing.

We recently held a Holiday party that included a video called Demand Democracy that we followed with lively brainstorming.  We'll be following up at our next coordinating meeting about meetings with Sen. Feinstein and Congressman Mark DeSaulnier focused on a detailed agenda.

We are involved with the planning of the Women's March on January 21 to be held at the Civic Center in downtown Walnut Creek.  The event will run from 10:30-1:00 with music, speakers and a march.  Many will then get on BART and go to San Francisco for the San Francisco march that begins at 3:00 pm. Please look here for more information.

Join us and invite your friends. Moneyout People In for more information.


California Legislation

December 2016 - New California DISCLOSE Act, AB 14, was introduced by Co-authors Senators Ben Allen and Jerry Hill.  It is based on final version of AB700, but with just enough amendments to address FPPC concerns.  Much will be the same as last year with the need to get petitions signed.  (See under Petitions below.)


US Legislation


Petitions

 Have your say.  Be counted. Sign these petitions.  Share them with others.

• New CA DISCLOSE Act petition

• Government By the People Act (HR 20)

• Plus (HJ Res 19)

• Move to Amend - Corporations are NOT People!  Money is NOT Speech

• Create a Petition with MoveOn.org

• Add your name to Anti-corruption Act supporters