WHEREAS, Along with the climate crisis, nuclear war with its concomitant nuclear winter poses the threat of human extinction.
WHEREAS, HR 6840, a bicameral Hold the LYNE (Low Yield Nuclear Explosive) Act has been introduced by Representatives A. Smith, T. Leiu, J. Garamendi and E. Blumenauer plus Senator E. Markey to prohibit any funds from being used for the research, development, production or deployment of such a new warhead.
WHEREAS, In 1982, the citizens of California passed the Nuclear Freeze
(proposition 12) and in 2012, along with other cities, the West Contra Costa County city councils of Richmond, El Cerrito and San Pablo passed New Priority resolutions calling for redistributing military spending to address social and environmental needs.
BE IT RESOLVED, that the El Cerrito Democratic Club endorses HR 6840.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that this resolution be sent to our Congressional representatives, the California Council of Democratic Clubs and any California Democratic Party body capable of taking any similar action.
Submitted by Elizabeth (“Betty”) Brown, member ECDC.
WHEREAS, The UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change warns us of the urgency for addressing the climate crisis.
WHEREAS, HR 7173, the Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act, provides for charging fossil fuel companies a fee and passes the revenue on to households as a dividend to compensate for any price increase and is thus a progressive tax.
WHEREAS, Cap and Trade is an example of climate injustice policy.
BE IT RESOLVED, that the El Cerrito Democratic Club endorses HR 7173.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that this resolution be sent to our Congressional representatives, the California Council of Democratic Clubs and any California Democratic Party body capable of taking similar action.
Submitted by Elizabeth (“Betty”) Brown, member El Cerrito Democratic Club,
Its election time in AD 15!! The Assembly District Election Meetings (ADEM) is just around the corner. We are calling all members of the El Cerrito Democratic Club to come out and support our members that are running to be delegates to represent you on the state level. Why are ADEMS important? The Delegates (there are only 3,000 Statewide) choose the leadership of the California Democratic Party; They help shape the party platform; and they determine not only what propositions the party endorses but candidates too!! You can vote for up to 7 men and 7 women delegates to represent Assembly District 15.
We currently have 5 ECDC members running in this year ADEM elections; 2 who currently serve on your Executive Board:
- Champagne Brown (AD 15 Oakland to Hercules Union of Progressive Leaders)
- Dan Kalb (AD 15 Oakland to Hercules Union of Progressive Leaders)
- Hari Lamba
- Harpreet Sandhu
- Joey Smith
ADEM Election Date/Time/Location:
Saturday, January 26, 2019
Emeryville Center for Community Life Gym
47th St. and San Pablo Ave.
Doors open 9:45am
Speeches begin at 10:00am
Registration and Voting starts 10:30am
All voters must be in line by 12:30pm