Infrastructure Issue of Common Sense II

Enjoy reading the latest issue of Common Sense II on Infrastructure

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Healthcare for America by Bob Passi
Calendar of Events
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Healthcare Fear Words by Barb Anderson
Progressive Caucus Book Nook:
A Triple Whammy of Dystopian Fiction by Vicki Andrews
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But It’s Hard! by Valerie Conner
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Now Is Our Time To Stand Up For The Earth by Vicki Andrews
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Announcement of From the Ashes directed by Michael Bonfiglio
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Announcement of “The Benefits of Renewable Energy” by J. Drake Hamilton

Taxes, Trump, & Tyranny issue of Common Sense II:

Enjoy reading the latest issue of Common Sense II
Taxes, Trump, and Tyranny

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Taxes = User Fee by Bob Passi
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I’m Scared. Are You? by Vicki Andrews
How Important is the Truth by Barb Anderson
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Fire Away by Bob Passi
The Price of Peace by Barb Anderson
Team USA by Val Conner
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Raging Grannies: Needed Now More Than Ever! by Vicki Andrews
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Healthcare Providing Tax Breaks by Barb Anderson
Calendar of Events

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Earth Day at Central Square Mall

Earth Circle and the Central Square Mall are teaming up for the third annual Earth Day at Central Square Mall. This year’s event will be bigger and better than ever. In order to coordinate schedules with another big event, the March for Science, the Earth Day Celebration will be on Friday, April 21, as well as a shortened version on Saturday, April 22.

The event will begin on Friday at 11 a.m. and continue until 5 p.m., then resume on Saturday, from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. There will be information tables and displays on a variety of environmental issues as well as children’s activities and games. There will be movies and free popcorn throughout the event. Special Earth Day animated children’s films will be shown from
4 – 5 on Friday afternoon and from 10 until noon on Saturday morning.

The Village Bookstore will host an Author Event on Friday from noon until 2 p.m. Featured authors will be Michael Meuers and Barry Babcock. Meuers will discuss his latest book, Road to Ponema: The Teachings of Larry Stillday, a well-known healer, leader and teacher from Red Lake Nation who touched many Ojibwe people in northern Minnesota. Barry Babcock will discuss his new book, Teacher in the Forest: Essays from the Last Wilderness in Mississippi Headwaters Country, about his experiences living simplistically with and not against nature.

Other special Earth Day activities in Grand Rapids are the unveiling of the new interactive exhibit ‘Lake Life’ at the Children’s Discovery Museum from 10 until 3 p.m. and the March for Science through downtown Grand Rapids, beginning at noon at KAXE. This will be followed by speakers and activities at the Grand Rapids Senior High School in the afternoon.

For further information call Central Square Mall at 326-4765 or Vicki Andrews at 218-259-4254

Environmental Issue of Common Sense II

Enjoy reading April’s edition.
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Environmental Changes by Bob Passi,
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Doomsday clock is Still Ticking by Vicki Andrews,
The Lesson of Weeds by Valerie Conner
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Climate Change Politics Strategy in the New Political Landscape by Dr. Patrick C. West
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Attend Democracy Conference in Mpls, Calendar of Events
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Draining the Swamp by Valerie Conner,
Environmental Answers???? By Barb Anderson

March Common Sense II Constitution Issue

Click on the graphic to access the latest issue of Common Sense II. This month’s theme is The Constitution and these are the articles:
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Our Genetically Modified Constitution by Bob Passi
The American Constitution by Barb Anderson
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Standing Against Tar Sands Oil by Vicki Andrews
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The Preamble to the Constitution of the United States of America by Nancy Rudd
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Basic Respect by Valerie Conner
Page 5
The Emolument Clause: Follow the Money by Dr. Patrick C. West

And the newsletter includes a calendar of events.

March Events for Progressive Action

MARCH 7
Speak out against pipeline expansion. Environmental groups asking for people concerned about expanding pipelines to attend events in Bemidji MN. Speakers, workshops, rally, PUC hearings. 4:30 -7 pm.

MARCH 8
Day without a Woman: Act together for equity, justice and human rights of women
1. Take day off work,
2. Shop only at women & minority owned business,
3. Wear red.

MARCH 13 & 14
Worldview Intelligence program at Timberlake Lodge offered in Grand Rapids 3/13 & 14, again on May 8 & 9.
Discover your own worldview; where it comes from and how it influences your communication and relationship with others.
Explore your business, organization, church or social system’s worldview.
Explore a social system of interest to understand overlapping and conflicting worldviews.
Understand the power of becoming curious about other worldviews and opening to the possibility that multiple worldviews can co-exist in same space at the same time.
Uncover hidden assumptions, belief systems, patterns that exist in social systems, organizations.
Strategize ways to open up and change the conversation in your organization or social system on issues that matter to find new ways forward
Reflect on new possibilities for crucial challenges.

MARCH 16
Dandelion Insurrection study group begins. (Considering Thurs. at 6, other options may be available.) Register by 3/6. Book & Study Guide, normally priced at $30 will be
$25 if 6 register, $23 if 10. To register or FFI call Vicki at 259-4254

MARCH 18
Take Action MN: Just Transition (moving from fossil fuel to green energy) at YMCA from 10 – 1. More info: http://www.takeactionminnesota.org/events/category/itasca/

MARCH 18
Earth Circle monthly meeting at Library at 2 p.m. More info HERE

MARCH 21
Itasca Indivisible meeting at Dutch Room at 7 p.m. Committees include: Communication, Legislative, Accountability, Community Outreach.

MARCH 27
Environmental Day at YMCA (Green Team from Grand Rapids High School) 9 am -11:30.

For further information on above events call Vicki at 259-4254 or email at vicandr@mchsi.com

Affordable Care Act (ACA) Fight Issue–Common Sense II

February 20, Presidents’ Day, the lastest issue of Common Sense II was released. The articles are: PTSD: Post Trump Stress Disorder by Bob Passi, Declare Victory and Leave by David Alban, Sign up for Worldview Intelligence Training—contact V. Andrews, Life Without the ACA by Barb Anderson, In Defense of the Affordable Care Act by Nancy Rudd, A Minnesota Health Plan by Barb Anderson, Join the Dandelion Insurrection! by Vicki Andrews, Treating Our Ailing Healthcare System by Valerie Conner, and Healthcare in Trump Land by Patrick C. West.

Earth Circle Presents: A Climate Solution We Can All Live With

Eric Enberg, M.D., a Duluth physician and climate advocate will meet with Earth Circle on Saturday, February 18, to share information about the Citizens’ Climate Lobby (CCL), a non-profit, non-partisan grassroots advocacy organization that is promoting a national policy to address climate change. The proposed climate solution is appealing to many in Congress, both Democrats and Republicans.

The Citizens’ Climate Lobby has been working to build support for a national revenue neutral fee and dividend system that would place a predictable, steadily rising price on carbon with all fees collected returned to households as a monthly energy dividend. Many economists worldwide support this type of system and agree it is the fastest, cheapest, fairest, and most effective first step to reducing climate change.

CCL has helped to establish the House Climate Solutions Caucus, a bipartisan group exploring policy options that address the impact, causes and challenges of our changing climate. They are committed to building the political will for the climate solutions so urgently needed.

Dr. Enberg will be in Grand Rapids on Saturday, 2/18/17 to meet with Earth Circle members at the Grand Rapids Library. There will be a short business meeting at 2, followed by Dr. Enberg’s presentation at 2:30. The public is invited and encouraged to attend. For further information visit www.citizensclimatelobby.org or call Vicki Andrews at 259-4254.

January Common Sense II: Organizing Issue

Read it Here: 2017 01 Common Sense

Page 1
The Period by Charles Dickens
The Tale of Two Americas: Indivisible by Valerie Conner
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The Republicans Are After Us by Nancy Rudd
2017 Itasca Progressive Caucus Dues Are Due
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Healthcare and Our Legislature by Barb Anderson
Donald Trump’s Military Budget by Nancy Rudd
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Climate Change in This New Political Era by Dr. Patrick West
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Common Ground by Bob Passi
Presidential Medal of Freedom by Barb Anderson
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Youth, Politics, and Responsibility by Barb Anderson
Reconsidering the Electoral College by Valerie Conner
Calendar of Events