Summary of February 11th Meeting and Rally for Planned Parenthood

Quick summary of yesterday's meeting and rally:

  • Thanks to May Rico from Haven Women's Center for co-sponsoring the Planned Parenthood rally, and for sharing your passion for advocacy with the group. We are grateful for you!
  • Pedro Elias from Public Affairs for Planned Parenthood Mar Monte fired up the crowd (and made me blush). I have known Pedro for more than a decade, and it was nice to see him in our part of the Valley. He's such a strong supporter for health care access and women's rights.
  • Tim Robertson invited us to participate in a Town Hall in support of the ACA happenign this coming Wednesday. The link is here: 
  • It was also great to have Michael Eggman participate in the meeting and rally.
  • Blankets and bedding were collected for World Relief, a Modesto organization that assists in the transition to the Central Valley for refugees. They could always use additional donations or volunteers. Their phone number is (209) 491-2712 Ext 106.

Next steps: 

  1. Come to the Town Hall on Wednesday. Information listed above.
  2. Go to Denham's mobile office hours. You can find the dates here. We'll be posting coordinated efforts to link people to these dates ASAP.…/mobile-district-office-hours/
  3. Join us at Denham's Modesto office on 2/21 for another rally in support of Planned Parenthood. Details to come ASAP.
  4. An "Ides of Trump" postcard party will be happening in the first part of March. Stay tuned for details.
  5. The next Stanislaus Resistance conference call will be scheduled and posted in the next few days.
  6. The next Democratic Women's Club meeting will be Saturday, March 11th at Denny's from 11-1.

Other things coming soon:

  • A website for Stanislaus Resistance to include a calendar of events, speaking points/scripts for hot topics, and more! 
  • Info on the upcoming March for Science and the Release Your Tax Return march.