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.