Taxing Wall Street to Heal America Focus of San Ramon Valley Democratic Club's March 22 Meeting

The San Ramon Valley Democratic Club's Thursday, March 22, meeting will feature a presentation by Michael Lighty, Director of Public Policy for the California Nurses Association/National Nurses United, about its "Heal America. Tax Wall Street" program to fund jobs, guaranteed healthcare, and a secure retirement for all.

The meeting will take place at the Crow Canyon Country Club, 711 Silver Lake Drive, in Danville. Social time at 6:15 p.m., dinner at 6:45 p.m., with the program at 7:15 p.m. Members and invited guests can enjoy the dinner and program for $25, non-members $30, presentation only is $5 (requested donation).

Lighty has spoken and organized throughout the country on healthcare reform, financing and delivery issues. He coordinated CNA’s campaigns for HMO patients’ bill of rights, clean money elections, and against Arnold Schwarzenegger’s effort to roll back CNA’s landmark safe staffing law. Most recently, he directed NNU’s national political program, including the “Queen Meg” effort to defeat billionaire Meg Whitman.

Please RSVP to Jim Donnelly. Mail checks, made out to Jim Donnelly, to 373 Century Circle, Danville, CA 94526. For more information, visit the club's web site.

A Plan to Heal America: The Main Street Contract for the American People

During last night's Lamorinda Democratic Club meeting, California Nurses Association/National Nurses United Director of Public Policy for California Michael Lighty shared information about the Main Street Contract for America.

The Main Street Contact seeks to promote policies that will ensure:

  • Jobs at living wages, reinvesting in America.
  • Equal access to quality, public education.
  • Guaranteed healthcare for all.
  • A secure retirement, with the ability to retire in dignity.
  • Good housing and protection from hunger.
  • A safe, clean, and healthy environment.
  • A just taxation system where corporations and the wealthy pay their fair share.

The LDC's Issues and Endorsements Committee will be reviewing a resolution of support for the effort for possible consideration by the club at a future meeting.

At the end of his presentation, Lighty shared the following video which highlights the New Face of America, one where the interests of Wall Street have overtaken those of Main Street.