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Monday, September 19, 2016

CGP endorses strong progressive leaders

                                                                                                            

This November, voters in the Bay Area and beyond have clear choices. Some candidates are funded by the corporate establishment, and some are supported by labor and environmentalists -- and people like you and me.

Our environment, our privacy, our healthcare, and our Constitution are under relentless assault from corporate “business as usual” legislators -- and the time is now to elect candidates who will defend us in those crucial realms. After careful assessments, the Coalition for Grassroots Progress has made endorsements in these crucial races:

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Wednesday, June 15, 2016

The Fight Goes On – with platform deadline June 18

Coalition for Grassroots Progress
June 15, 2016                                              
 

You can help make a difference at the Democratic National Convention by fighting for a progressive platform.

Even if you’re not attending, you can send a message to the Democratic Party that Bernie's message, our message, and our progressive movement must be heard.

Submissions received by June 18 will be considered, so please take action now! You can submit your comments here .

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Monday, May 30, 2016

What you can do from now till Election Day

Coalition for Grassroots Progress
May 29, 2016                                                    
 

Have you voted yet? Is your vote-by-mail ballot still sitting on your kitchen table? It’s time to slap a stamp on that envelope and get it into the mail!

The Coalition for Grassroots Progress has endorsed Bernie Sanders for President. And Noreen Evans for Sonoma County 5th District Supervisor.

Between now and Election Day:

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Tuesday, May 24, 2016

It was too good to be true.

Coalition for Grassroots Progress
May 24, 2016                                                                   
 

Earlier this month, the Marin IJ said in an editorial that Congressman Jared Huffman had backpedaled on his long-standing superdelegate vote commitment to Hillary Clinton.

The editorial stated that Huffman would support the Democratic Party presidential candidate who won the majority of the votes in his congressional district in the June primary. They said he was smart to do so.

But it was too good to be true. The next day, Huffman asked them to make a correction; rather than voting the way his congressional district votes in the primary, he said that he will cast his superdelegate vote with the majority of the pledged delegates nationwide.

The corrected version of the editorial reads as follows: “Huffman now says he will vote for the candidate who wins the most pledged delegates after all the primaries and caucuses are over. It would have been more democratic if he had said he would back the candidate his district’s voters support in the June 7 primary.

Seeing the correction, an elected Bernie delegate from the Second Congressional District, Ruth Carter, immediately wrote this letter to the editor of the Marin IJ, expressing her disappointment:

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Thursday, May 5, 2016

About Bernie: You made a big difference. Now what?

Coalition for Grassroots Progress
May 5, 2016                                                                      
 
 

Here’s a “yuge” thank you to everyone who turned out on Sunday to vote for our Coalition for Grassroots Progress slate of candidates to be delegates for Bernie at the Democratic National Convention.

Nearly a thousand people showed up, stood in the long lines, and voted. You made a difference – our candidates were the top five vote-getters!

And now it’s time to focus on getting out the vote for Bernie Sanders. One of the most effective things you can do now is sign up to phone-bank for Bernie. You can find a phone bank near you here. (It takes three steps: click on “Events,” then type in your zip-code, select how far you’re willing to travel, and sign up today!)

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