Move to Amend: End Corporate Rule. Legalize Democracy
In Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, the Supreme Court ruled that corporations are persons, entitled by the U.S. Constitution to buy elections and run our government. Learn where a movement for a constitutional amendment reversing the court stands.
The Impact of White Privilege on Society and Ourselves
A special event hosted by Standing For Justice, a subsidiary of the Oakmont Democratic Club. We will discuss insights and perspectives on the topic of white privilege, what it is, why it matters, and how we can recognize and challenge it in ourselves and our society.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.