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Jul 18

Clovis Democratic Club July 2016 Newsletter

 

 

 

 

 Next Meeting
Thursday July 21st 2016
At Seven Bar & Grill, 25 Shaw Ave. Clovis
Phone: (559) 322-1605
http://www.sevenclovis.com/
Members to convene at 6:00. Business at 6:15. Program
to follow immediately.
http://clovisdemocrats.info/Newsletter 7-2016

What a great picnic we had! Our room was full of Democrats enjoying camaraderie and celebrating our nation. It was a privilege to hear Fiona Ma, a candidate for statewide office. Thank you to everyone who contributed to this event! Our Club is making its mark in the local political scene.

Despite the unity shown in our picnic, early July has been marked nationally with conflict and tragedy with several police shootings of citizens followed by the sniper killings of police officers in Dallas. It appears that divisiveness in our political climate has reached a crisis point with the politics of demonizing the “other” culminating in fear and blame. Daily protests have been occurring across the country and tensions have been high. It is too early to tell how these events are going to resolve, but the party nominating conventions are starting with the Republicans next week. Whether we move toward more divisiveness or more conciliation within our country may depend on the way these conventions address the issues. My hope is that it will be toward conciliation.

A theme that President Obama has returned to repeatedly as a step toward bringing people together is to see the world through somebody else’s eyes, and to stand in somebody else’s shoes. In an effort to move in this direction, our club has invited Reza Nekumanesh to talk to speak of the experience of Muslims in American society. Please join us for this very informative presentation and for our first ever meeting in the month of July!

                                 Jeni

 

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Trump Calls Climate Change “Chinese Hoax”
But has only praise for their “great wall.”

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Hajj Reza Nekumanesh

Hajj Reza Nekumanesh

Our speaker for this month is Hajj Reza Nekumanesh, the Director of the Islamic Cultural Center of Fresno. He has been active in interfaith and human rights organizations locally. He will be addressing Islamophobia and the experience of Muslims in America.

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