Your core team is all over the map… literally. We could use some help/support in the following efforts:
4. MEASURE M has qualified for the Nov. ballot. Below is the website and contact info for this group. Even if, like me, you do not have a huge housing development planned for your immediate area, these projects would add thousands of cars to our roadways. I don’t think any of us wants to be held hostage by gridlock.traffic. Please contribute whatever you can for the signage needed to get the word out. A 4 X 8 sign runs about $50. I plan to contribute $25. this month and $25. next month.
June 23 C4C meeting
The recent election results were front and center in our discussion. We tossed
around ideas regarding what we might want to do in the run-up to the Nov. election.
We will start registering voters in Sept. and invite Art Moore, McClintockʼs opponent, to
speak at our July 28 meeting.
May 24 C4C meeting
After an Earth Day wrap up, we discussed our ongoing efforts with Covered
California and the ﬁlm series co-sponsored with the Sierra Club. Both “side” projects
have been very successful. We experienced a small ﬁnancial bump from the ﬁlm series.
The ﬁlm series will kick off its second year on Sept. 10 with a screening of “Inequality for
All” at the Cozmic Cafe.
Another successful Earth Day in Placerville, CA! After a rainy Friday (rain that didn’t stop until the wee hours of Saturday), we joined lots of other hearty El Doradans on the green at the library for an interesting, musical, and yes- at times sunny, Earth Day! We talked to folks about the danger facing the Monarch butterfly migration in North America. Due to loss, by upwards of 50%, of milkweed, the “nursery” and initial food source for Monarchs, the numbers of migrating (and pollinating) Monarchs has dropped drastically in the last few years. More information can be found online here: http://worldwildlife.org/species/monarch-butterfly (Thanks to Patty for her original butterfly art that adorned our booth!)
With us again this year were Paul and Dolly, the worm people. They are rock stars at Earth Day as every child excitedly takes her/his turn digging through the worm compost bin in search of worms.
We were joined by the Beekeepers of El Dorado on our other side. They had live bees and were able to give visitors a lot of information about how a hive functions as well as the dangers facing the bee population and by association the danger to our own food supply.
All in all, a very interesting, thought provoking, community event. See you next year!
February 24 Coalition for Change Meeting
The agenda includes discussion/updates on Covered California Health Care, the
film series, Rural Communities United, the Foothill Post, and other topics of local
interest. 6:15 (new start time), Raleyʼs, Placerville Dr., Placerville Contact:
Dirt! The Movie screens at the Cozmic Cafe, 594 Main St. in Placerville this Wednesday, February 12. Co-sponsored by the Coalition for Change and the Sierra Club, this entertaining and informative documentary explores our historical and current relationship
with dirt. Humans need good soil to survive. Doors open at 6 with the film starting at 6:30. Food service at the Cozmic ends at 6:00. Suggested donation $3. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
The support for these monthly films has been great. Here’s a peek at the audience from January’s film Genetic Roulette.
January 22 Genetic Roulette screens at the Cozmic Cafe
The independent film series sponsored by the Sierra Club and Coalition for Change will kick off the New Year with Genetic Roulette, a scathing look at Genetically Engineered Foods and the threat they pose to our health.
Doors open at 6; movie starts at 6:30. Food service ends at 6.
Cozmic Cafe, 594 Main St., Placerville Suggested donation: $3.
Save a spot on your calendar for these upcoming films:
Placerville Main Library:
Cameron Park Library:
El Dorado Hills Library:
For more information contact John or Kathy McCoy at (530) 642-8511
The Coalition for Change, a Covered California Partner, is off to a strong start. Twelve members and friends have been trained as Partners using the “101 Deck”, an explanatory set of slides explaining and demonstrating the benefits of the Affordable Care Act in California. Our group is associated with the University of California Davis through Organizing for Action. However, we are not currently associated with an “entity” which would provide for us to be certified to do enrollment or counseling. We are a source of information, guiding people to the web, to the call centers and to the County Department of Health and Human Services where they can get answers to their questions and enroll by phone, on-line or through the mail – yes there is a paper application. We are currently tabling at the Placerville and Cameron Park libraries, not yet having found some partners in El Dorado Hills. People who are very interested in getting themselves or their family members signed up have not been the least bit shy about approaching our table. We are reaching a critical mass where we can begin to table at local events. We have applied through a new program currently being developed, to be trained to speak to local groups. Anyone wishing to join, even if your commitment is only a day or two a month should contact John McCoy (530) 642-8511.