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The New Politics of Ranked-Choice Elections - Editorial by Steven Hill

By Steven Hill

Editorial in the San Francisco Chronicle

November 15, 2010

Jean Quan's riveting victory to become the mayor of Oakland has brought re-newed attention to ranked-choice voting (or instant-runoff voting). San Francisco has used this system, which allows voters to rank their top three… Continue

Added by Kaitlin Sopoci-Belknap on November 16, 2010 at 8:31am — No Comments

Democracy in Action Archive - October 2010

October 18, 2010 - Hosted by Kaitlin Sopoci-Belknap

Guest Laird Monahan, of the Move to Amend campaign, discusses his walk across the United States with his brother Robin to raise awareness about Corporate Personhood and the campaign to amend the US…


Added by DUHC on October 21, 2010 at 6:30pm — No Comments

DUHC Positions on November 2, 2010 Ballot Initiatives

If a proposition or measure is not mentioned it means that we did not take a position. Democracy Unlimited does not endorse candidates. For additional information about measures or candidates see: Smart Voter - maintained by the League of Women Voters.

Proposition 19 – Legalizes Marijuana Under California But Not Federal Law. Permits Local Governments to Regulate and Tax Commercial Production,…


Added by DUHC on October 21, 2010 at 5:41pm — No Comments

Democracy Unlimited Releases Candidate Survey Results


Contact: Kaitlin Sopoci-Belknap, (707) 362-0626,


Majority of Local Candidates for Office Support Instant Runoff Voting, Publicly Funded Elections and Challenging the Doctrine of Corporate Personhood

EUREKA – Democracy Unlimited, a local community organization dedicated to local grassroots… Continue

Added by DUHC on October 8, 2010 at 11:00am — No Comments

10/11 - Onondaga Chief Oren Lyons Lecture at HSU

The Civil Liberties Defense Center (CLDC), Humboldt Chapter, is bringing Onondaga Chief Oren Lyons to HSU on Columbus Day/Indigenous People's Day!

Monday, October 11th - 5:00-8:00pm at the Native Forum (in the BSS building)

Lyons is a founding member of the Indigenous Peoples Conference for the United Nations High Commission for Human Rights and has been a tireless… Continue

Added by DUHC on October 7, 2010 at 4:30pm — No Comments

10/7 - State Budget Crisis Community Forum

A Frank Discussion about Healthcare, Budget Cuts, Prop 13, and the Future of Our State ~ Organized by Humboldt Health Care for All Californians

Thursday, October 7th at 7:00pm (doors at 6:30pm)

Eureka Women's Club (1531 J Street, Eureka)

This event is free, but there is a suggested donation of one non-nonperishable food for the… Continue

Added by DUHC on October 4, 2010 at 12:26am — No Comments

Deadline to Apply for Spring 2011 Internship is Nov 1st

The deadline to apply for our Spring 2011 internship session is coming up on November 1. We have seen some tremendously talented and passionate young people come through our program who then go on to do excellent work after their time here.

The spring internship runs from January 31st through April 29th. We offer host housing and a $500 stipend for each intern. The internship program itself combines both close mentorship and grassroots… Continue

Added by DUHC on September 27, 2010 at 2:04pm — No Comments

Thanks to the Farmers and Businesses that Helped Make Deep Democracy 2010 a Success!

Letter sent to the Times-Standard:

Democracy Unlimited would like to thank all the businesses and farmers who contributed to our forth annual workshop, “Community Organizing for Deep Democracy.” This event attracts organizers and activists from across the country for an intensive training on the skills needed for building a democracy movement from the ground up.

Our hardworking volunteers help us prepare all the meals for this full weekend training. We were proud to… Continue

Added by DUHC on September 21, 2010 at 9:31pm — No Comments

9/25 - Eureka Community Garden Bike Tour

In celebration of Local Food Month the North Coast Community Garden Collaborative and Green Wheels are hosting a free countywide Community Gardens Open House from 2 – 4 p.m. on Saturday September 25,… Continue

Added by DUHC on September 21, 2010 at 3:30pm — No Comments

9/23 - Mad as Hell Doctors Town Hall Meeting on California Healthcare Reform

From our friends at Humboldt Health Care for All:

Are you tired of spiking insurance premiums and rising medical costs? Humboldt Health Care for All looks at the issue with the Mad as Hell Doctors at a Town Hall meeting on California healthcare reform. The meeting takes place on Thursday, September 23 from 5:30 to 9 p.m. at the Bayside Grange, 2297 Jacoby Creek Rd. off Old Arcata Rd, Bayside. The event begins with a community dinner @ 5:30 p.m. followed by the Docs @… Continue

Added by DUHC on September 20, 2010 at 2:00pm — No Comments

9/18 - Beehive Collective in Eureka Hosted by PARC

Check out a visual workshop & storytelling on COAL POWER, CLIMATE CHANGE, and SUSTAINABILITY. Gather ’round a giant collaborative mural mapping out the big picture of the fuel that feeds the American Dream - and what we’re really paying for it. What are REAL ALTERNATIVES for all of us?

Join the Beehive… Continue

Added by DUHC on September 15, 2010 at 6:00pm — No Comments

DUHC/Move to Amend Coming to a Community Near You!

DUHC has been on the road almost non-stop promoting, the national coalition of groups and individuals demanding a series of constitutional amendments to make the promise of democracy a reality in this country. This summer David Cobb has toured Utah, Texas, Ohio, California, Oregon and Washington… Continue

Added by DUHC on September 15, 2010 at 11:00am — No Comments

Commemorate Constitution Day • Friday, September 17

Celebrate We the People • Condemn We the Corporations • Connect with Move to Amend

The US Constitution says “We the People,” not “We the Corporations.” Nowhere in the Constitution are corporations even mentioned let alone protected and anointed with human rights to do virtually what they want, where they want, whenever they want politically, economically, socially or environmentally.

Constitution Day, September 17, is a terrific opportunity to take this… Continue

Added by DUHC on September 15, 2010 at 10:54am — No Comments

David Cobb to Tape Pilot Show "Doing Democracy" for Free Speech TV

Democracy Unlimited's David Cobb has been asked to produce a pilot for Free Speech TV, the first (and most viewed) national progressive television network created in the United States.

Free Speech currently TV carries Democracy Now! with Amy Goodman, The Thom Hartman Show, and GritTV with Laura Flanders. Free Speech TV Executive Director Don Rojas hopes and expects that “Doing Democracy”… Continue

Added by DUHC on September 15, 2010 at 10:49am — No Comments

Special Deep Democracy Registration Deal for Locals!

Our Community Organizing for Deep Democracy Retreat is one of our most rewarding events.

We host activists from across the country for a weekend-long intensive training on building a democracy movement in the United States. The workshop is interactive and highly informative and participants walk away with tools for organizing in their communities, and great connections with other organizers who share their passion and focus on bringing down Corporate Personhood.

In the… Continue

Added by DUHC on August 30, 2010 at 2:22pm — No Comments

Democracy in Action Archive - August 2010

August 16, 2010 - Hosted by Kaitlin Sopoci-Belknap

Guest Mary Gelinas, professional facilitator and Executive Director of the Cascadia Center for Leadership, discusses meaningful public engagement and new ways to involve citizens in community discussions and policy… Continue

Added by DUHC on August 21, 2010 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Expecting A Bumper Crop ... Need More Farmers! (guest post)

Until recently, I haven't felt much more than ambivalence toward Harry Reid, the current Senate Majority Leader. I guess that I even felt a bit sorry for him for having to deal, on a day-to-day basis, with the perverted Party Of No. If I had to continually work around liars that purposely existed in a state of "NO," I'd certainly become discouraged and make it a point to avoid them at all costs. So, just for his diligence to duty and patience I recently began to give him a few points. And now,… Continue

Added by Robin C. Sunbeam on August 7, 2010 at 9:59pm — No Comments

Democracy in Action Archive - July 2010

July 19, 2010 - Guest Hosted by Dennis Huber

Dan Taranto and Peter Childs discuss public participation rights in the Humboldt County General Plan Update… Continue

Added by DUHC on July 21, 2010 at 6:30pm — No Comments

US Social Forum Report

We just got back from the US Social Forum.

USSF Opening Ceremony

What a week! 18,000 people amassed in Detroit for a week of workshops, networking, strategizing and celebrating.

We were able to chat with many folks there about our work both locally and nationally with

Democracy Unlimited… Continue

Added by DUHC on July 1, 2010 at 9:30am — 8 Comments

Find Out Which Candidates Will Protect Your Rights Over Corporate "Rights"

Tuesday, June 8, 2010 is Election Day across California and many other states. Do you know where your local candidates stand on the issue of Corporate Personhood?

We need elected officials willing to stand up for our rights by joining our national movement to abolish Corporate Personhood and make the… Continue

Added by DUHC on June 2, 2010 at 2:00pm — 4 Comments

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