Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Is there a regional meeting near you?

The latest on our regional meetings! If you don't see one near you, organize one! It doesn't have to be elaborate--if a potluck and discussion meets your local needs, that's fine. We can also suggest possible topics for speakers or films, and provide you with literature and in some cases dvds. For more information, contact afd@thealliancefordemocracy.org

Oct. 6, Tuesday, Blue Hill, ME
Blue Hill Public Library, 7:00 pm
AfD national council member Bonnie Preston hosts panel on water with Emily Posner Defending Water for Life in Maine on bottled water; Sarah Bigney of Maine Fair Trade Campaign on trade and water; Antonio Blasi, a member of Maine Water Allies, active in eastern Hancock County, on ground water; and Nancye Files, of Alliance for Democracy Downeast.

Mid-October, Sacramento, CA, TBA
AfD Defending Water for Life Campaign hosts with other co-sponsors the movie “Tapped” on bottled water. View trailer and Ruth Caplan here. NestlĂ© is coming to Sacramento and we’re fighting back!

Oct. 31, Saturday, Portland, OR
First Unitarian Church, SW 12 and Salmon, Time TBA
Watch AfD Portland website for details. Possible topics: election reform in OR and the nation; corporate personhood and corporate money in elections: Citizens United v. FEC; water privatization: Cascade Locks/Nestlé and bottled water-Bull Run reservoir and costly water treatment plants;

Nov. 8, Sunday, Concord, Massachusetts
Boston/Cambridge Alliance and North Bridge Alliance potluck focuses on corporate personhood and Citizens United v. FEC

Nov. 12, Thursday, Davis, CA
Time/Place TBA: Potluck and discussion of the corporate voice vs. the people’s voice in local land-use development campaigns

Nov. 12, Thursday, Pittsfield or Rochester, NY
Time/Place TBA: Local Potluck Dinner and discussion on “Do Corporations Rule the World?”

Nov. 14 -15, Sat-Sun, Ukiah, CA
Bi-annual Convention of Northern California Alliance for Democracy
“Rethinking Rights of Corporations in Northern California: What Can Local Communities Do Now?” Details coming!

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