DUHC's Announcements (92)

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 www.MoveToAmend.org, 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

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 MovetoAmend.org.

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

Green Fire/DUHC CSA Spots Still Available!

We are pleased to partner with Grady Walker, the farmer at Green Fire Farm, for the third year in a row.

Eureka pick up spot: 1402 M Street (the Duck House)

Arcata pick up spot: 3424 ½ Ribeiro Lane (near Mad River Hospital and Potawot Community Food Garden)

Green Fire Farm is a certified organic farm located along the… Continue

Added by DUHC on May 25, 2010 at 7:30am — No Comments

Democracy in Action Archive - May 2010

May 17, 2010 - Hosted by David Cobb

Guests Robin and Laird Monahan discuss their walk across the United States to raise awareness about "Corporate Personhood" and the Move to Amend… Continue

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

DUHC Positions on June 8, 2010 Ballot Initiatives

If a proposition or measure 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 13 – Tax Exemption for Seismic Upgrades – NO POSITION

This measure will make earthquake safety upgrades to unreinforced masonry buildings… Continue

Added by DUHC on May 18, 2010 at 3:00pm — No Comments

June Volunteer Opportunities

★ Tabling at Mateel Community Center Summer Arts and Music Festival!

We will be tabling and spreading the word about Democracy Unlimited and our coalition work with Movetoamend. The festival will take place Saturday June 5th 9:30am-11pm and Sunday June 6th 9:30am-9:30pm. Please email Meghan at meghan@duhc.org if you are interested in volunteering!

★ HumIBA Celebrates Independents Week!!

Join us in… Continue

Added by DUHC on May 16, 2010 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Fall Internship Application Deadline is June 1!

Want to work with Democracy Unlimited this fall as an intern? Our program is tried and true - our interns gain valuable hands-on experience, build their community organizing skills and have a blast!

Deadline for fall applications is June 1, 2010.

Click here to download an application or to get more information.

Added by DUHC on May 15, 2010 at 8:30am — No Comments

Berkeley Passes Resolution Calling for Constitutional Amendment Against Corporate Personhood

Berkeley, Ca, April 27, 2010 -- On Tuesday evening Berkeley’s mayor and City Council voted by unanimous consent to call for amending the U.S. and California constitutions to declare that corporations are not entitled to the rights of persons and that corporate money is not free speech and to request that other communities take a similar stand. The Peace and Justice Commission prepared this Democracy Resolution in anticipation that corporate spending in elections will increase due to the U.S.… Continue

Added by DUHC on May 4, 2010 at 7:49pm — No Comments

Chicago’s $1.3 Million Experiment in Democracy

For the first time in the U.S., the city’s 49th Ward lets taxpayers directly decide how public money is spent

by Josh Lerner, Megan Wade Antieau

All 49th Ward residents age 16 and over, regardless of voter registration or citizenship status, were invited to vote on the 36 budget proposals developed by the community.

On Chicago's far north side, citizens are taking democracy into their own hands. Through the first "participatory budgeting" experiment… Continue

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

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