Peace and Justice Center of Nevada County

Upcoming Events

Jun
25
Tue
11:00 am Weekly Climate Demonstration
Weekly Climate Demonstration
Jun 25 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Weekly climate demonstrations take place in Grass Valley every Tuesday from 11am-12pm. The demonstrations are hosted by volunteers from Sunrise Movement, Extinction Rebellion, and Elders Climate Action and collect signatures for a petition for Grass[...]
4:30 pm Full Circle Demonstration Garden...
Full Circle Demonstration Garden...
Jun 25 @ 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm
The Full Circle Demonstration Garden next to the Wayne Brown Correctional Facility at the Nevada County Government Center has weekly garden work days on Tuesdays at 4:30pm. New volunteers are also welcome, and there is[...]
Jun
27
Thu
5:30 pm YHRC Kit Packing Parties (weekly)
YHRC Kit Packing Parties (weekly)
Jun 27 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Every week Yuba Harm Reduction Collective hosts a kit packing party to supply the week’s need of kits of testing strips, narcan, smokables, and all other harm reduction supplies needed. These parties last from 5:30-7:30[...]
Jul
2
Tue
11:00 am Weekly Climate Demonstration
Weekly Climate Demonstration
Jul 2 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Weekly climate demonstrations take place in Grass Valley every Tuesday from 11am-12pm. The demonstrations are hosted by volunteers from Sunrise Movement, Extinction Rebellion, and Elders Climate Action and collect signatures for a petition for Grass[...]
4:30 pm Full Circle Demonstration Garden...
Full Circle Demonstration Garden...
Jul 2 @ 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm
The Full Circle Demonstration Garden next to the Wayne Brown Correctional Facility at the Nevada County Government Center has weekly garden work days on Tuesdays at 4:30pm. New volunteers are also welcome, and there is[...]
Jul
4
Thu
5:30 pm YHRC Kit Packing Parties (weekly)
YHRC Kit Packing Parties (weekly)
Jul 4 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Every week Yuba Harm Reduction Collective hosts a kit packing party to supply the week’s need of kits of testing strips, narcan, smokables, and all other harm reduction supplies needed. These parties last from 5:30-7:30[...]
Jul
5
Fri
6:30 pm Nevada County Mutual Aid Monthly...
Nevada County Mutual Aid Monthly...
Jul 5 @ 6:30 pm
Every month on the first Friday of each month at 6:30pm at the Madelyn Helling Library community room Nevada County Mutual Aid hosts its monthly community meeting. These meetings discuss projects for the future, recaps[...]
Jul
9
Tue
11:00 am Weekly Climate Demonstration
Weekly Climate Demonstration
Jul 9 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Weekly climate demonstrations take place in Grass Valley every Tuesday from 11am-12pm. The demonstrations are hosted by volunteers from Sunrise Movement, Extinction Rebellion, and Elders Climate Action and collect signatures for a petition for Grass[...]
4:30 pm Full Circle Demonstration Garden...
Full Circle Demonstration Garden...
Jul 9 @ 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm
The Full Circle Demonstration Garden next to the Wayne Brown Correctional Facility at the Nevada County Government Center has weekly garden work days on Tuesdays at 4:30pm. New volunteers are also welcome, and there is[...]
Jul
11
Thu
5:30 pm YHRC Kit Packing Parties (weekly)
YHRC Kit Packing Parties (weekly)
Jul 11 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Every week Yuba Harm Reduction Collective hosts a kit packing party to supply the week’s need of kits of testing strips, narcan, smokables, and all other harm reduction supplies needed. These parties last from 5:30-7:30[...]

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LWVNC – Money in Politics and its Effects on Democracy

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When:
March 10, 2018 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm
2018-03-10T09:30:00-08:00
2018-03-10T12:00:00-08:00
Where:
Peace Lutheran Church
838 W. Main Street Grass Valley
CA
Contact:
League of Women Voters of Western Nevada County
530 265-0596

League of Women Voters2nd Saturday Program

Many are alarmed these days at the erosion of our democracy, much of which is traced to the influence of big money in our elections.  The election season being upon us, it is timely for the League of Women Voters of Western Nevada County to look at the factors that defeat the public will.  Three speakers will attempt to cover them, and ask what we can do. 

LWV California Government Director, Lee Lawrence, will address such topics as voter-suppression, the California DISCLOSE Act (“Democracy Is Strengthened by Casting Light On Spending in Elections,” which passed), the California Petition Disclose Act (SB 651), the Federal Disclose Act (S 229), spending limits in local elections (California AB 1089), and efforts to provide public financing of elections. 

Jerry Silverman, of represent.us, will talk about the proposed Anti-Corruption Act.  It focuses on other ways Big Money corrupts democracy, such as lobbyists, “revolving door,” politicians fundraising during working hours, super PACS, gerrymandering, and the Electoral College, as well as proposed solutions such as rank voting, public funding of elections, and immediate online disclosure of political money.

Charly Price, of Move to Amend, will address the Citizens United Supreme Court decision of 2010 declaring money speech and corporations to be persons with civil rights, as well as its precedents, its effects on our elections, and efforts to overturn it.  

Please join us on March 10, 2018 at Peace Lutheran Church for this timely program.  838 West Main St.  Grass Valley.  Info at www.lwvwnc.org  or president@lwvwnc.org

Refreshments at 9:30 AM, program from 10 to noon.

The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan political organization encouraging informed and active participation in government. It influences public policy through education and advocacy.