Upcoming actions, watch the recent town halls that took place during the spring recess, and find out what happened this week in Washington.
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Hi Friends-
This week's email features information about our upcoming actions, the recent spring recess town halls that took place, and finally what happened this week in Washington. We hope you find this informative!

Upcoming Actions

May 17, 2017, 7:00 PM
PAN Monthly Meeting & Action

9046 Enfield Ave
Northridge, CA 91325
June 14, 2017, 7:00 PM
PAN Monthly Meeting & Action

9046 Enfield Ave
Northridge, CA 91325

Featured Topic

Spring Recess Town Halls
This past week was the spring recess for Congress. It is a chance for our representatives to come home and touch base with their constituents. Below are links to the videos of each local town hall that took place. Additionally, Mayor Eric Garcetti gave his state of the city address this week and is included.

Senator Diane Feinstein - Senator (D-CA)
Town Hall, Thursday, April 20th, 11AM, First African Methodist Episcopal Church of Los Angeles

Senator Kamala Harris - Senator (D-CA)
Town Hall, Friday, April 21st, 3:30PM, Holman United Methodist Church

Congressman Brad Sherman - Representative (D-CA 30th District)
Town Hall, Saturday April 22nd, 2PM, Reseda High School

Congressman Tony Cárdenas - Representative (D-CA 29th District)
In lieu of a town hall, Representative Cárdenas held a FREE Citizenship Workshop on Saturday, April 22nd from 10 am – 1 pm at J.H. Francis Polytechnic High School, featuring immigration experts and lawyers who provided free legal consultations and who helped with citizenship applications, knowing your rights, visa applications, license information and much more.

Eric Garcetti - Mayor of Los Angeles
Mayor Eric Garcetti's State of the City 2017 Address

What Happened This Week

  • Trump “will take action” to end any North Korea threat to the US  (ABC News)
  • North Korean envoy at UN warns of nuclear war possibility. (CNN)
  • The promise to enact a sweeping overhaul of the tax code is in jeopardy nearly 100 days into Trump’s tenure. (NY Times)
  • House Republicans are making a new bid to repeal Obamacare. (Politico)
  • O’Reilly’s 21-year run at Fox News will come to an end. (NY Magazine)
  • Trump’s lawyers have argued that anti-Trump protesters “have no right” to “express dissenting views” at his campaign rallies. (Politico)
  • The threat of a government shutdown hinges on the Mexican border wall and Obamacare funding. (Reuters)
  • People are marching for science because “there is no Planet B.” (Washington Post)
  • Jeff Sessions says DREAMers, like “everyone that enters the country unlawfully,” are “subject to being deported.” (ABC News)
The changing political climate of our country has empowered us to start the Political Action Network. PAN is a Southern California grassroots organization dedicated to the protection of human rights. This includes our belief that everyone deserves access to affordable health care and women’s reproductive services and that immigrants, refugees, and “dreamers” deserve our protection and assistance. We will work to protect our Constitutional Rights, Freedom of the Press and Separation of Church and State. These ideas are paramount to preserving freedom, scientific inquiry, environmental protection and education in our country.
PAN is currently meeting once a month in the San Fernando Valley to plan ways to make a difference by targeting local, state and national policies. Through letter writing, visits with local officials and by joining larger political marches, we have both a monthly meeting and a monthly action to ensure our voices are heard in a useful, meaningful, and non-violent way.
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