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Tracy Salcedo of Sonoma Mountain Preservation and Sonoma Community Advocates for a Living Environment discusses the glorious history and cultural relevance of this special place and share why two major local environmental groups are suing the county to protect it.

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Baffled by the conflicting claims of Medicare Advantage plans and traditional Medicare? Doctor Mary McDevitt will review the structure of Medicare and its sources of funding as well as the differences between Traditional Medicare and Medicare Advantage. 

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Climate: Will California Lead the World? On March 13, Woody Hastings, Program Manager at The Climate Center, shared the Center’s crucial work in this effort and how we can help.

Georgia Kelly, Director of Praxis Peace Institute in Sonoma, speaks about the largest consortium of worker-owned businesses in the world, the Mondragón Cooperatives in the Basque region of Spain.

Congressman Mike Thompson joined our August meeting via Zoom to talk about politics , the mood in Washington, and the issue facing us today including the repeal of Roe, gun control legislation and a host of other topics.

The OPC Annual Potluck featured a performance by Oakmont's own MORE JOY a presentation by our new Santa Rosa City Councilmember, Diana McDonald. 

Suppressed and Sabotaged: The Fight To Vote (2022) by Robert Greenwald (Director of Outfoxed, Walmart: The High Cost of Low Price, and Making A Killing: Guns Greed and the NRA) is a powerful documentary about the growing threat of voter suppression and election sabotage to our 2022 midterm elections. In 2021, 19 states passed 34 new voter laws following the Big Lie of the 2020 election. The film focuses on this recent wave of voter suppression and subversion laws being enacted in states, and how the 2018 Georgia gubernatorial race between Stacey Abrams and Brian Kemp provides a blueprint for today’s voter suppression laws across the country. 

Jackson Forest Grassroots Effort

On February 14, 2022, Vince Taylor, the founder of the Oakmont Progressives, talked about his experiences in the long battle to change the mission of Jackson Demonstration State Forest from industrial logging to a preserve. Jackson Forest is a 50,000-acre redwood forest in Mendocino County, a two-hour drive from Santa Rosa. Learn about this public treasure close to Oakmont.

Was COP26 a Success?

On January 10, 2022, Oakmont Democrats and Progressives joined supervisors Linda Hopkins and Susan Gorin via Zoom for a discussion and update of the Cop26 Climate Summit.

Fires, Forests, Microbes, Hope

Presentation by Anne Jaccopetti and Maya Khosla at the Oakmont Democratic Club meeting on Thursday, October 28, 2021.
Maya Khosla is a wildlife biologist and writer. She has documented ways to be wise about wildfire-as it relates to forests- through the lenses of fire scientists and firefighters.
Anne Jaccopetti has taught every grade from first through twelfth, and finished as Education Director at Woodland Star, the Waldorf inspired charter school just down the road from Oakmont.

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