United4Love2 Upland Peace Rally

A Muslim ban. A Wall. A Transgender ban. And now the DACA repeal.

In light of recent events in this nation which have sought to divide us through fear, the organizers of #United4Love and the Defend Movement present the #United4Love2 rally. They organized this as a revolutionary act of peaceful resistance against forces that would divide us as a nation. We will come out to prove that out of many we are one; that LOVE is the most powerful force on earth.

Stand with us as we demonstrate the power of resistance, the power of unity, and the power of the light to overcome the dark. Let us show the world what America truly looks like, to prove that we are better together than we are apart!

#United4Love2 is a #victoryrally! It is a day of testimony, a day to speak the truth and amplify marginalized voices.

Come to Memorial Park. Bring your signs, bullhorns, and solidarity. Raise your fists in the air for love, for justice, for victory!

We will gather in the park where we will listen to community leaders, artists, musicians, and poets express what it means to be #United4Love.

Please leave a comment if you would like to carpool.

Make Signs for Saturday’s Peace Rally in Upland

Inland Empire Resistance has invited us to join them to make signs in preparation for Saturday’s United4Love2 peace rally in Upland. Markers will be provided. We have a limited supply of poster board so please bring your own if you can. 

For more information on the rally please visit the event’s Facebook page.

We will share the specific location of the rally once it has been confirmed. Also, if anyone wishes to carpool to the rally please send me a message or leave a comment. 

DGR Executive Board Meeting

This event is the Executive Board meetings of the Democrats of Greater Riverside. These meetings are open to all paid members. These meetings are for planning the General Meetings of the DGR and to organize support for local Democratic candidates and policies. 

E-Board meetings are on the first Tuesday of every month at 7 p.m. in the Hacienda Room of La Casa Ortega and will follow parliamentary procedure.

If you have any items you would like added to the agenda, please email DGR 24 hours before the meeting. 


7:00 pm Call to Order and Welcome by Presiding Officer
7:05 pm Roll Call / Determination of a Quorum
7:10 pm Approval of Agenda
7:12 pm Reading and acceptance of minutes from the prior April meeting

Officer Reports (please keep Officer reports to around three to five minutes and save any motions for new business):

7:15 pm President’s Report – Greg McKinley-Powell:
7:17 pm Vice President’s report – Charlene McKinley-Powell
7:21 pm Secretary’s report – OPEN
7:24 pm Treasurer’s Report – Deb Bennett

Committee Reports:

7:30 pm: Membership Development – Steve Ivanovich
7:33 pm: Finance – Ryan Borunda
7:36 pm: Communications – Christine Roberts
7:39 pm: Elections – Brenda Bell
7:42 pm: Policy and Research – Robert Melsh
7:45 pm: Rules – Bonnie McFarland
7:48 pm: Audit – Mark Hannessee
7:51 pm: Other Standing or Special Committees: Senior Issues Special Committee – Phyllis Purcell

New Business:

8:00 pm: Discuss program for the next General Meeting
8:10 pm: 
8:20 pm: 
8:30 pm: 

8:45: Announcements –

8:45 pm: Adjournment – Next E-Board Meeting will be on the first Tuesday of the following month; Next General Meeting is on the third Thursday of this month.

Sep 02

Help for the Victims of Harvey

Use the information  below to charitable organizations asking for donations. FEMA suggests you check with the National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster for trusted resources. You can use CharityWatch.org(among other similar sites) to vet charities’  financials. The Red Cross spends 91cents of every dollar on its missions; you can stipulate that your donation go directly to help Harvey victims.



AMERICAN Red Cross-text 90999 to donate $10 or visit  at website at  www.redcross.org.

Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund, sponsored by Houston’s mayor, at www.ghcf.org

Houston Humane Society at www,houstonhumane.org OR San Antonio Humane Society at www.sahumane.org

United Way of Greater Houston Flood Relief at www.unitedwayhouston.org

Texas Diaper Bank at www.texasdiaperbank.org. We suggest you order diapers and/or wipes through Amazon, Walmart, or other source that will deliver to the Diaper Bank.

The Salvation Army at www,dusaster.salvationarmymyusa.org


Money is needed as clothing and food donations must be inspected and sorted. If you want information on using your donations for tax purposes, Forbes’ magazine has an article,”3 Tax Smart Ways to Give to Hurricane Harvey Relief.”


**If you have relatives affected by the flood or storm damage, warn them about contractors who show up uninvited to “bid” on projects.  Many victims of Hurricane Sandy were bilked out of money by crooks taking advantage of those in need.