Tuesday, January 03, 2006

Progressive Update--01/03/2006--Quick Update

Newark Home Depot—The Newark City Planning Commission is holding a public meeting tonight at 7:30 to discuss a change to the zoning of the land behind Fulton Paper in the Suburban Plaza shopping center, to permit a Home Depot. True Value in the Park n Shop center has a petition to sign if you are opposed to this change. Otherwise, show up tonite!

Progressive Democrats of Delaware—This group will be meeting on Wednesday night at 7PM at the DE Dems HQ in New Castle. Lt. Governor John Carney will be speaking, and after this there will be a 2006 Election Volunteer Training Program, to explore how we can prepare to be more effective with our time and talents in 2006. For more info, contact Rebecca at createrhy@aol.com

Stem Cell Research—Delaware Senate Bill 80 bans human cloning but promotes the ethical research that utilizes human embryonic stem cells. This type of bill has been defeated in the past in Delaware due to extensive lobbying by representatives of the Catholic Church. The only way to get this bill turned into law is to contact your representatives and newspapers by the January 12th hearing date. Let me know if you would like to testify before the Delaware Senate on the 12th. It won’t take much effort to be heard on this topic, and your voice can truly tip the balance!

AfterShock Movie—There is a free screening of documentary AfterShock which covers the protests that accompanied Bush’s second inauguration earlier this year. It will likely be held at the Newark Unitarian church (www.uufn.org) on (SuperBowl) Sunday 2/5/2006 at noon. Go to http://www.aftershockthemovie.com/ for more information.

January 11th Forum—Due to scheduling conflicts, the forum initially planned for January 11th has been postponed until February. At the forum we hope to see area state-level elected officials including legislators.

Paul Baumbach

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