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 our Council by registering at www.MoveOn.org.  Enter your zip code to find Central Contra Costa County Council, and click on the "Join Council" button next to “Central Contra MoveOn Council.”

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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Actions

We conduct actions to engage the public, elected officials, other organizations and the media. 

 The Corruption Awareness Program (CAP) is one of our ongoing projects.  See details of CAP and other planned actions here.

 

 

 

 

 

 


Legislation

The legislation below was all introduced during the 2013 - 2014 or 2015 - 2016 California legislative session or the 113th or 114th Congress.  All those that were not enacted during their respective sessions have expired. 

California Legislation

  • SB 2 - California The Sunshine Act - Died in Assembly committee
  • SB 27 - Preventing Dark Money Contributions in  Future Campaigns - SIGNED INTO LAW
  • AB 700 - The California Disclose Act 
  • SB 254 - Create a ballot measure whereby the people of California can instruct its USs enators and congressional representatives to pass vote for an amendment stating that money is NOT speech and corporations are NOT persons
  • AB 990 - Bill to require increased disclosure and readability on political mailers - PASSED
  • SB 844 - Elections: Ballot Measure Contributions - SIGNED INTO LAW
  • SB 1253: The Ballot Measure Transparency Act- SIGNED INTO LAW
  • SB 1272: Create a ballot measure calling for amendment to the US Constitution overturning Citizen United PASSED, then the resulting Propositon 49 ORDERED REMOVED from the 2014 ballot by the California Supreme Court.
  • SB 254:  Identical to SB 1272.  Introduced into the Senate in March 2016 after the CA Supreme Court killed SB 1272.

U.S. Legislation

  • AJR 1 - Call for US Constitutional Convention under Article V - PASSED!
  • H.R. 20 - The Government By the People Act
  • H.R. 430 - The US DISCLOSE Act of 2015
  • S.229 - The DISCLOSE Act of 2015
  • S. 1538 - The Fair Elections Now Act of 2015
  • H.R 424 - The Empowering Citizens Act of 2015
  • HJR 48 - Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States providing that the rights extended by the Constitution are the rights of natural persons only.
  • HJR 31 - Proposing an amendment to the constitution of the United States that would limit campaign contributions to individuals or public funds and limit the amounts of contributions

Petitions