Thursday February 16th, 2017
At Seven Bar & Grill, 25 Shaw Ave. Clovis
Phone: (559) 322-1605
Members to convene at 6:00. Business at 6:15. Program
to follow immediately.
We are barely three weeks into the Trump administration and already the country is reeling as one assault after another comes out of the White House. Senator Diane Feinstein called this “shock and awe,” a reference to the initial invasion of Iraq. Naomi Klein brilliantly explained the role of such a governmental approaches in her book, The Shock Doctrine. She tells how ““free market” policies have come to dominate the world through the exploitation of disaster-shocked people and countries. I highly recommend her book if you are not already familiar with it. It appears that the Trump administration plan is to overwhelm the country with so many “shocks” and hyped up fears of terrorist attacks, that rapid-fire corporate reengineering can occur while people are still reeling fromshock. So far, Americans have responded with protest, activism and resistance. The question is, can we sustain this or will we wear down? Our best hope is to stay engaged, not just online but in person. We need the support of the people around us, for camaraderie, and encouragement to be active in ways we may never have been before. Calling members of Congress, going to demonstrations, being a presence in our community, making donations to groups like the ACLU and Planned Parenthood, and participating in local Democratic organizations are all options. This month we can be engaged by attending our meeting where the candidates for the Clovis City Council election will discuss their vision for the City of Clovis. We will also provide information about current actions and initiatives in our local area. Finally, membership dues for 2017 were due in January. If you have not yet paid your dues, please do so at the meeting or by sending payment to the club at P.O.
Box 792, Clovis, CA 93613. See you at the meeting!
Clovis Democratic Club
P.O. Box 792, Clovis, CA 93612 Volume 14, Issue 1, Jan. 2017 Officers thru 2016
President: Jeni Kren 322-9734 Vice-President: Cynthia Sterling 392-8718
Secretary: Bob Jones 787-2287 Treasurer: David Rowell 299-3030 Member At Large: Judy Steele 259-6694
Message from President Jeni:
At the Democratic Party Headquarters with fellow Democrats, I watched the farewell address of Barack Obama, 44th President of the United States. It was a very touching event for all of us as he outlined his accomplishments in the last eight years and encouraged us to continue to be engaged in civic life, working for the “fair, just, inclusive America” that we believe in.
I hope that you will join us on January 19th for our regular meeting. It will be inauguration eve and we will benefit from being together as we face the new reality. For those of you who are not going to Washington for the Women’s March or to some of the events in Oakland or Sacramento, there will be an “Organizing for a Better Future” demonstration here in Fresno on January 21. More information will be available at the club meeting.
Finally, I want to thank everyone who took part in the ADEM elections on Saturday, January 7, and congratulate the delegates who were elected, including several of our club members.
CDC Officers Being Sworn In At The Holiday Party