What's Happening April 2022 local dems speak out Human Rights and Homelessness By LARA GULARTE, Diamond Springs - I would ask Gherardi to consider that homelessness is complex. Reasons for homelessness begin with unaffordability and lack of housing. Homelessness includes privatization of public services resulting in less ... Read more edcdems.org Republican Hypocrisy in Overdrive By JOHN GARON, Placerville - In 2003, VP Dick Cheney urged GOP legislators to approve a $6.2 trillion tax cut, reminding them of one of a Reaganomics miracle: "Reagan proved that deficits don't matter.. Reagan raised the national debt 186% ... Read more edcdems.org Living Green in El Dorado County BY SUSAN CHANDLER, South Lake Tahoe - In 2021, one of our members, Susan Chandler, worked closely with an intern to develop this comprehensive guide to living green, with ideas and resources to help you take the next steps. Take a look... Read more edcdems.org articles History of Earth Day Before the EPA, the Clean Air Act or Clean Water Act, there were no legal or regulatory mechanisms to protect our environment. Rachael Carson's profound book, "Silent Spring" open... Read more edcdems.org Regional initiatives can encourage developers to go green Smaller, infill development helps promote green living by placing housing closer to established corridors, thereby reducing vehicle trips and encouraging walking and cycling. Read more edcdems.org Remind our Supervisors that we support a healthy... In 2008, El Dorado County adopted a resolution providing an environmental vision for the county. Read more edcdems.org Environmental Stewardship starts at your front door. For those inspired to change habits, or adopt new ones, here are some ideas. Read more edcdems.org In a World On Fire, Stop Burning Things Then, just a few hours later, at the opening of a rare emergency special session of the U.N. General Assembly, he catalogued the horrors of Vladimir Putin's invasion of Ukraine, and declared, "Enough is enough." Citing Putin's declaration of a... Read more edcdems.org Humanity has a brief and rapidly closing window Unchecked greenhouse gas emissions will raise sea levels several feet, swallowing small island nations and overwhelming even the world's wealthiest coastal regions. Drought, heat, hunger and disaster may force millions of people from their homes. ... Read more edcdems.org Against Despair To my relief, they pushed back against the notion of despair. The world, they argued, has made real progress on climate change and still has time to act. They said that any declaration of inevitable doom would be a barrier to action, alongside... Read more edcdems.org Climate Change is Making Armed Conflict Worse This is, unfortunately, a recurrent feature of war. We witnessed it in Syria in 2016, for instance, when the residents of Aleppo, the northern city besieged by government forces, were deprived of running water. We saw it again the following year, ... Read more edcdems.org CBS News has hired Mick Mulvaney CBS News has hired Mick Mulvaney as a paid on-air contributor. In his first official appearance on Tuesday morning to talk about President Joe Biden's budget proposal, anchor Anne-Marie Green introduced Mulvaney as "a former Office of Management... Read more edcdems.org Project Homekey at work in Lake Tahoe South Lake Tahoe has seen a significant drop in its homeless population over the past year. Thanks to Project Homekey and the efforts of the Tahoe Coalition for the Homeless, most of South Lake Tahoe's most vulnerable population now have roofs... Read more edcdems.org Senator Braun of Indiana Said States Should Decide Right on cue, Republican Senator Mike Braun of Indiana today told a reporter that states not only should decide the issue of abortion but should also be able to decide the issues of whether interracial marriage should be legal and whether couples ... Read more edcdems.org Success of Newsom's mental health proposal requires... Substance-induced disorders are a reality we can't ignore in the unhoused population, either, and the pervasiveness of methamphetamine in Sacramento County is a major contributor. Meth abuse can cause psychosis, including paranoia, delusion and... Read more edcdems.org 916-312-3008 [email protected] edcdems.org Link to view as a Webpage El Dorado County Democratic Party | P.O. Box 1126, Diamond Springs, CA 95619 Unsubscribe [email protected] Update Profile | Constant Contact Data Notice Sent by [email protected] powered by Try email marketing for free today!