The Progressive Voter Alliance is a clearinghouse and point of contact for advocates of a wide range of progressive issues. We do not endorse specific candidates or causes. For an idea of the issues that have been addressed at PVA meetings, check out the Meeting Recaps. For current issues, come to the next meeting, almost always held on the fourth Thursday of the month.
The upcoming general election is crucial to determining the kind of state and country we will live in for the next 2 years and beyond. Our personal involvement with political campaigns can make a big difference in state and local elections. Candidates and campaigns need help to get their message out, so this month we are asking you to:
1. volunteer time for a candidate or campaign-related activity, and/or
2. make a contribution to a candidate of your choice
The PVA executive committee will determine the next Unified Action at their October 9 meeting. Suggestions for a Unified Action can be communicated to Cheryl Frank or any member of the Executive Committee. All Unified Actions are indexed here.
The PVA met on September 25, at the Frank Papen Center—a temporary meeting location while the Munson Center is under construction. We heard a panel discussion about the current minimum wage campaign. Twenty-three other individuals spoke about various issues including the role of magistrate court judges, availability of books about abortion at Branigan library, the current state of the City Council, and the transit question that will be on the upcoming general election ballot.
The next meeting of the PVA will be Thursday, October 23, 2014, AND REMEMBER that the meeting place may be changed. We will keep the sidebar updated.