National initiatives (thanks to PDD’s ‘DC Oversight Team’) include Tort Reform (Immunity for Corporations), Privatization of Social Security (Anti-Social Insecurity), Tax Reform (Fat Cat Welfare), Judicial Nominations (Removing Women’s Reproductive Choice), Cabinet Appointments (If you support torture, you, too, can be Attorney General), ….
48% Club—Next meeting is 1/10/05 from 7:30-9pm at First Unitarian in
Progressive Democrats of Delaware (PDD)—The next meeting is Wed Feb 2 at 7pm at DE Dems HQ—the topic is framing the progressive message, with Jeffrey Feldman, author of The Feldman Diaries and Frameshop. Contact is CreateRHY@aol.com
Delaware Alliance to Restore Democracy (DARD)—This is the group led by Dr. Phillip Pollner that generally meets the 3rd Saturday at 11am in Newark (next one 2/19/05, contact firstname.lastname@example.org). I have attached minutes from their 1/15 meeting. Their proposed mission statement follows: The
Pacem in Terris—Is holding a non-violent direct action workshop on Sunday the 30th from 1-4pm at Wilmington Friends Meeting House (4th and West). Contact is email@example.com .
Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Newark (UUFN)—Is hosting two sessions on George Lakoff’s book Don’t Think of an Elephant, on the next two Fridays (1/28 and 2/4) from 7-9pm. Go to www.uufn.org for directions. The UUFN is also sponsoring a series of lectures on World Religions by UD Professor Alan Fox, on Mondays at 7pm beginning 2/7/05 (Islam is on 4/25).
www.crisispapers.org collects ‘the best’ progressive writings from the internet.
Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC)—This tax credit is available to poor families with low income, families that often need help to prepare the tax returns. While they can go to tax prep firms, these often overcharge. The Delaware EITC Campaign offers free tax preparation for