What an honor and pleasure it was to meet
with Ben Field, Executive Director of the South Bay Labor Council and
Ruth Silver-Taube, Supervising Attorney at Workers’ Right Clinic at
our last General Meeting. Ben reminded us that unions lift
wages, health benefits and working conditions for all workers ̶ even
for those who aren’t
represented by a union. And Ruth brought our attention to important
pending legislation that needs our support. The bill effects sexual
harassment and retaliation law in the workplace.
At our next General meeting we will have
the opportunity to vote to endorse the next California Democratic
Party Chair. We’ll have a forum, a debate and most of the announced
candidates will be there in person. In fact, there will be a
meet and greet before the forum and debate, so come early to mingle
and talk with the candidates. We are delighted that the Sunnyvale
Democratic club co-host this event with us.
A lot happening in the world of politics
locally and nationally. I’d be remiss not to opine on the
Mueller report completion, or shall I say the Barr opinion. I
think this month Congress and executive branches will be arm
wrestling with one another over who has the authority to read the
whole truth and un-redacted truth. Ultimately it looks as
though the courts will be the final arbitrator and hopefully they’ll
decide in favor of putting the interests of our country over party.
April will bring raining “showers” of
events. We’ll be reaching out to delegates who will meet in late May
to decide who will be the next CA Democratic chair. The CA
Democratic Convention will be taking place in San Francisco.
There will be many presidential candidates trying to convince
us how they will be best one to lead the Democratic Party and govern
from the White House. Keep your eyes and ears open for what
comes out of that event in late May. On Friday, May 17, the
Santa Clara County Democratic Party Victory Dinner is being held at
the Hayes Mansion in San Jose. Many of the local and national “who’s
who” of politics will be there. If you are interested in tickets,
send an email to email@example.com.
Tickets are selling fast, so please don’t wait to get yours!
If you recall, in January I recounted the
uplifting experience I had when I attended a ceremony at which a
personal friend became a U.S. Citizen. Well this last month I
attended yet another ceremony of a close friend becoming a US
Citizen. This time the event was held at the Campbell Community
Center and 350 people from over 50 countries became citizens! Again,
what an emotional experience! The special guest at this ceremony was
Congresswoman Zoe Lofgren gave a special welcome to the new citizens.
My inspirational quote for this month is:
“Only those that attempt the absurd can achieve the impossible!”
I look forward to see you soon at our next
-Art Cohen, President