Our Coming Attractions

We are currently adding the following pages:

Minutes and Financials- monthly postings of the Membership Meeting minutes and our current financial statements

Meet the Candidates- On-going profiles, policies, and “sound bites” from the Democratic field of candidates for president

Women’s Rights- keeping track of attacks on women’s equality and autonomy across the nation

Speakers: We are inviting ALL the Democratic candidates to visit Riverside and see the untapped potential of Inland Empire Dems. The O’Rourke campaign is in contact with us and we’re waiting to hear from Warren’s. The rest of the invitations will go out this week. Stay tuned for what we hope will be exciting news!

Women Under Attack by Republican Politicians

The insidious effort to overturn Roe vs. Wade is coming to fruition through the concerted effort of Republican-led states and the appointment of conservative judges. They are taking actions such as:
“Restricting insurance coverage of abortion, and in turn taking away the comprehensive insurance coverage most women currently have

TRAP laws, which are targeted restrictions against abortion providers

Abortion bans, including unconstitutional bans at specific weeks of pregnancy and non-surgical abortion bans

Mandatory ultrasounds and waiting periods, and requirements to attend biased counseling before a woman can get an abortion

So-called “personhood” measures”(Planned Parenthood website)

Alabama, just passed the most draconian law, forbidding it only if a woman’s health is at serious risk; however, it does not say that risk is determined by her physician. It also does not exclude pregnancies resulting from rape and incest.

Other restrictive bans have been passed in Arkansas, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Dakota and Ohio, and Louisiana,South Carolina, Missouri, Maryland, Minnesota, Texas and West Virginia are not far behind.
Go to Planned Parenthood’s Action Fund at
https://www.plannedparenthoodaction.org/
if you believe women have the right to control what happens to their bodies.

Canvassing for Erin Edwards for Ward 1 City Council

Join us in walking in support of an amazing candidate! Erin Edwards has extensive experience working for and with non-profit organizations to alleviate homelessness, help children in the foster care system, and feed the hungry. She’s been endorsed by Democrats of Greater Riverside, the Riverside County Democratic Party, Assemblywoman Sabrina Cervantes, and many others.

The location changes daily so please contact Angela Barnes @ 909-991-5677 to find out where to meet. Don’t forget sunscreen, comfortable shoes, and water.

AB 392

DGR unanimously approved a resolution in support of AB392, the California Act to Save Lives’ bill. Research and Policy Chair Adam Wedeking will be sending a letter to the bill’s sponsors, Assemblymembers Shirley Weber and Kevin McCarty, and the governor. PLEASE call Assemblymember Jose Medina’s office at (951) 369-6644 to urge his support on this important bill.