Drinking Liberally Yakima Chapter Blog

Dem. Debate Watch Party: Thurs., Feb. 11 at 5:30 PM

You are invited to our Democratic Presidential Primary Debate Watch Party Potluck/BYOB!

  • Time: Thursday, February 11, 6:00 pm (doors open 5:30).
  • Place: Democratic HQ: 402 South 3rd Street, Yakima.

Hosted by Drinking Liberally Yakima, Yakima for Bernie, and the Yakima County Democratic Central Committee.

Join us for friendship, food, knowledge and a little fun. If you want to eat, please bring some food to share. And BYOB if you want to drink Liberally (or progressively, or moderately, or moderately-progressively).

We hope to see you Thursday, February 11th! Bernie merchandise and Hillary buttons will be available for sale.

Debate particulars:

    -Sponsor: PBS
    -Moderators: Gwen Ifill and Judy Woodruff
    -Location: U. of Wisconsin (Milwaukee)

Meeting Reminder: Mon., Feb. 1, 7:30 pm

Hello, Yakima Liberals!

Reminder of our next regular meeting:
Monday, February 1, 7:30 pm.

Location:
Russillo's Pizza & Gelato, 32 North Front Street, Yakima, WA.

Art suggests that we discuss the following Tom Friedman column:

http://mobile.nytimes.com/2016/01/20/opinion/what-if.html

Also, plans are underway to hold a watch party for the next Democratic Primary Debate on Thursday, Feb. 11.

Meetings reminder

Hello, Yakima Liberals!

#1 - Monday, January 18, 11:30 am - Martin Luther King, Jr. Peace March. Gather at N. 5th Ave. and MLK Blvd.

#2 - Monday, January 18, 7:30 pm - Regular monthly meeting. At Russillo's, 32 N. Front Street, Yakima.

SOTU Watch Party: Tues., Jan. 12, 5:30 pm

Hello Yakima Liberals!

Drinking Liberally Yakima invites you to watch Barack Obama's 7th and final State of the Union Address with fellow Liberals. Our Watch Party starts at 5:30, Tuesday, January 12. The speech starts at 6:00. BYOB.

Location: Strader's residence, 10 N. 45th Ave., Yakima. Please RSVP Rob at 509-728-4188 so he can get a head count. BYOB...oh, I already mentioned that.

For a preview of a few of the Americans who have inspired Barack and will attend this address with Michelle Obama, click below:

https://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2016/01/10/meet-guests-first-ladys-2016-...

Meeting Reminder: Mon., Jan. 4, 7:30 pm

Happy 2016, Yakima Liberals!

Reminder of our next regular meeting:
Monday, January 4, 7:30 pm.

Location:
Russillo's Pizza & Gelato, 32 North Front Street, Yakima, WA.



Discussion:

Reminder of Sat. & Mon. meetings

Bueno, Yakima Liberals!

Reminder of our two upcoming meetings:

#1 - Saturday, December 19, 5:00 pm (doors open 4:30) - Watch Party for the 3rd debate of the Democratic Presidential Candidates. At the Yakima Democrats' Office, 402 S. 3rd Street, Yakima.

#2 - Monday, December 21, 7:30 pm - Regular monthly meeting. At Russillo's, 32 N. Front Street, Yakima. In addition to our usual supremely intelligent discussions, these specific topics have been suggested:

  • Hosting a watch party for Obama's final State of the Union address;

  • The Libre Inititiative - The very non-liberal political organizing in Toppenish funded by the Koch Brothers. Last Monday's PBS Newshour report describes this at the link below (and also features Yakima's election, including interviews with city councilmember-elect Avina Gutierrez and KDNA's Ninfa Gutierrez):

http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/can-a-gop-thats-tough-on-immigration-win-...

Saturday: Debate Watch Party

Hey Yakima Liberals,

Take a break from your holiday shopping on Saturday for the 3rd Democratic Presidential Debate! Yakima for Bernie, Drinking Liberally - Yakima, and the Yakima County Democratic Central Committee are again working together to host the 3rd Debate Watch Party. Please join us on Saturday, December 19, 2015 beginning at 5:00 p.m. Doors will open by 4:30 p.m. Please feel free to bring a dish to enjoy with others. We will provide some food (possibly tacos) and soft drinks/water.

We hope to see you Saturday at 402 S. 3rd Street, Yakima, WA (the old Valley Lock & Key building). Everyone is welcomed to join the fun!

We hope you'll join us Saturday!

More December reminders!

Liberal Yakima:

Two additional events (below in red) have been brought to our attention:

'Tis the season to be Liberal!

Monday, Dec. 7 - 7:30 pm - Drinking Liberally regular meeting @ Russillo's, 32 N. Front Street, Yakima.

Wed. Dec. 9 - 5:30 pm. – Victory party for Dulce Gutierrez @ the Labor Hall, 507 S. 3rd Street, Yakima.

Wed. Dec. 9 - 6:30 pm. - Vigil for the victims of the recent shooting at the Coloradao Planned Parenthood @ the Unitarian Universalist Church of Yakima, 225 N 2nd St, Yakima.

Thursday, Dec. 10 - 5:30 pm - 5:30 PM. - Park at the corner of Summitview and 10th Avenue, in Yakima. International Human Rights Day. Candlelight Vigil, Reading the Declaration of Human Rights. (Dress warmly, bring a candle or flashlight. We will read the Declaration and share our thoughts.)

Saturday, Dec. 12 - 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. - Holiday Celebration - No host dinner and drinks at El Mirador #2, 1601 E Yakima Ave., Yakima, WA. Please RSVP to yccc@yakimademocrats.com so we will have an accurate count for El Mirador.

Saturday, Dec. 19 - Time to be determined - Third Democratic Debate Watch Party at 402 South Third Street, Yakima, WA. Join us for dinner, Bingo and discussion of the debates.

Happy 2014 Holidays!

Reminders: Sat. & Mon.

Hello, Liberal Yakima!

Many reminders:

Saturday, December 5, 2015 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. - Can't afford those $1,000-a-plate dinners? Come to this Chili Feed Fundraiser (to raise money for 2016 caucuses and convention) at 402 South Third Street, Yakima, WA. The costs are: $7 for adults, $3.50 for 13-to-17, and $1.50 for 12 and under.

Monday, Dec. 7, 2015 - 7:30 pm - Drinking Liberally regular meeting. Russillo's, 32 N. Front Street, Yakima.

Thursday, December 10 2014. 5:30 PM - Park at the corner of Summitview and 10th Avenue, in Yakima. International Human Rights Day. Candlelight Vigil, Reading the Declaration of Human Rights. (Dress warmly, bring a candle or flashlight. We will read the Declaration and share our thoughts.) **more info below

Saturday, December 12, 2015 from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. - Holiday Celebration - No host dinner and drinks at El Mirador #2, 1601 E Yakima Ave., Yakima, WA. Please RSVP to yccc@yakimademocrats.com so we will have an accurate count for El Mirador.

Saturday, December 19, 2015 - Time to be determined - Third Democratic Debate Watch Party at 402 South Third Street, Yakima, WA. Join us for dinner, Bingo and discussion of the debates.

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**The Driving Force Behind the Universal Declaration of Human Rights: ELEANOR ROOSEVELT

"Where, after all, do universal human rights begin?
In small places, close to home - so close and so small that they cannot be seen on any maps of the world.
Yet they are the world of the individual person;
the neighborhood he lives in; the school or college he attends; the factory, farm, or office where he works.

Such are the places where every man woman and child seeks equal justice, equal opportunity, equal dignity without discrimination. Unless these rights have meaning there, they have little meaning anywhere.

Without concerted citizen action to uphold them close to home, we shall look in vain for progress in the larger world."

HUMAN RIGHTS PIONEERS
Eleanor Roosevelt served as chair of the Human Rights Committee and it was her leadership that was the major factor ensuring the passage of the declaration. Historians agree that without her, the declaration would probably never have passed. Eleanor Roosevelt's leadership brought the 18 other members of the Commission together to cooperate effectively despite political differences, cultural barriers and personal rivalries.

http://www.erooseveltudhr.org/

December 10th: United Nations Human Rights Day
Human Rights Day is observed by the international community every year on December 10th. It commemorates the day in 1948 that the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Many of our current national projects revolve around human rights issues. Drone warfare has been largely discussed as a violation of human rights. (Check out the article). The treatment of prisoners in Guantanamo Bay has also sparked human rights debates (Read more here). We can use this day to spread the VFP message and speak out against war and violence, which by nature, is a violation of human rights.

"All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood."

—Article 1, United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Reminders: Sat. & Mon.

Hello, Liberal Yakimaniaks!

Two reminders:

1. Saturday, Nov. 14, 6:00 pm (doors open 5:00): Yakima Watch Party for 2nd Democratic Presidential Candidates Debate. Location: 402 South 3rd Street, Yakima, WA (Yakima County Democrats office). Co-sponsored by Drinking Liberally - Yakima Chapter, Yakima for Bernie, and the Yakima County Democratic Central Committee.

2. Monday, Nov. 16, 7:30 pm: Our next regular meeting. Location: Russillo's Pizza & Gelato, 32 North Front Street, Yakima, WA.