A Wonderful Beginning to August for the Humboldt Progressive Nation!

Senator Mike McGuire Coffee Chat was a Success!

Wow!  I don’t know about you, but my expectations were exceeded Saturday when Senator Mike McGuire and the Progressive Humboldt Nation arrived at the Old Steeple.  It was my goal to bring a representative and their members from every progressive group I could find in Humboldt.  And they turned out!  100 strong!  View the list of Humboldt Progressive groups that attended.

Thank you, Indivisible Ferndale, for making it happen!

Thank you Patrick O’Rourke and Jim Stretch for coordinating with Senator McGuire and his staff.

Thank you for picking up the cost of the venue:  Ruth and Jim Stretch, Jeanne and Clyde Akamine, Karen Burkhardt and Pat Lydon, Kerry and Joe Chartkoff.

Thank you to Ms. Hospitality, Barbara Vernon and her posse for bringing food, setting up and tearing down including:  Chris and Bruce Will, Katy and Orval Garrison, Stuart Altschuler, Kerry and Joe Chartkoff, Dottie Riffenburg (our speech timer!), Bonnie Deister, Jackie Cory, Lori Knowles, Jere Bob Bowden, Melody Yates, Pat Lydon, Jim Stretch and Mary Ann Bansen.

Thank you, Matt Knowles, for becoming our group photographer.  View the photos in the sidebar.

Thank you, Paul Beattie, for making the beautiful Old Steeple available to us and running the audio board.

Lastly, Thank you to the Humboldt County Democrats, and Michele Walford specifically, for providing the coffee and refreshments for this event.

More Indivisible Ferndale Committees to Join

We have removed one committee, “Writing to Our Reps,” since the Representation committee is covering this area and encouraging ALL of us to make calls and write postcards/letters.  (Senator McGuire strongly recommends these actions.)

We have added two new committees: Hospitality and Nonprofit Status.  If you are interested in joining any one of these committees, please go here to find out more information.

Learn How to Vote Smart

Katy Garrison would like to remind us about a free, nonpartisan presentation entitled “Vote Smart.” This event is sponsored by American Association of University Women (Humboldt chapter) and the League of Women Voters of Humboldt.

  • Date: Tuesday, August 15
  • Time: 5:30 pm
  • Location: Sequoia Conference Center, 901 Myrtle Avenue, Eureka
  • View the flyer here.


The Weekly Call Sheets for August 7


Here’s your weekly message from the Power (to the People) Lunch group lead by Elizabeth Conner.   The Call Sheets for August 7 are here.  The Tips for Calling are here.


  1. Pick an issue (or two) that speaks to you.
  2. Grab your phone and make some calls to our representatives or
  3. Grab a postcard or two and write to our representatives.

Your weekly to-do list from Indivisible

Here’s your weekly update from the Indivisible mothership!   Read it here.



And lastly, an article from the Sacramento Bee (thanks, Carol Lee) about a couple who reside in suburban Sacramento where they placed an “In Our American” sign causing a wave of local controversy.   That couldn’t happen here, right?

Together, We are Indivisible!


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