We currently have two active working groups – one for local issues and candidates, and one for education. Here’s what each group has been up to lately..
Local Issues & Candidates Team
This is a dynamic group of folks who are committed to enacting progressive change at a local level. There are several projects currently underway.
Measure V – Mobile Home Rent Stabilization Initiative
Earlier this week, our county supervisors voted to include this initiative on the ballot in November. The North Coast People’s Alliance is endorsing this measure as an important protection for low income citizens of our community. We will be supporting this campaign through phone banking and canvassing in Eureka.HELP NEEDED! – Measure V campaign leadership is currently looking for people to help with the following:
- Campaign bookkeeping and Fair Political Practices Department reporting
- Simple website setup
- Facebook page
- Video productionIf you can help with any of the tasks listed above, please contact Hilary at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Measure P – True Ward Initiative
The North Coast People’s Alliance is also pleased to support the True Ward initiative, which will also be on this November’s ballot. The current ward system in Eureka makes it difficult for regular working people to run for (and win) city council seats, and gives an advantage to moneyed corporate and special interests. The passage of Measure P will make Eureka city council seats more accessible to high quality working class candidates who will work for the interests of the people, not the 1%.
As with Measure V, we will also be providing support to Measure P through phone banking and canvassing in Eureka.
If you would like to join our Local Issues & Candidates team, please come to our next meeting on Thursday, August 25th at 5:15 at Rita’s (1111 5th Street, Eureka).If you would like to sign up to phone bank or canvass for the local issues listed above (our anticipated kick-off for these activities is 8/28) in Eureka, please email Tamara at email@example.com.
This group of volunteers has just begun to meet, with hopes of creating a variety of useful educational opportunities for community members and activists.
We have started a book club, and the first meeting is on Tuesday, August 16th at 6:00 at Ramone’s on Harrison in Eureka, where we will discuss Naomi Klein’s book ‘This Changes Everything.’
If you would like to join our Education team, please come to our next meeting on Tuesday, August 23rd at 6:00 at the Labor Temple (840 E Street, Eureka).
HELP NEEDED! – If you have experience with designing WordPress websites, Tamara could use your help. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
This Thursday, August 17th at 6:00 at the Labor Temple (840 E Street, Eureka) there will be a meeting to revitalize Move to Amend in Humboldt. [more info].We’re working on getting our website up and running – it’s pretty bare-bones for now, but we’re working on getting a calendar of upcoming events added – in the meantime you can access that information at www.tinyurl.com/NCPA-calendar.
Stay tuned for ongoing information about these exciting projects, or better yet, join us and help shape the future of our group!