Coffee Party USA Newsletter
February 5th, 2015
Volume 15, Number 3
President's Column - 2015 Newsletter
by Debilyn Molineaux, Coffee Party USA President
What a great kick-off for 2015!
What a great kick-off for 2015! We had multiple actions and activities in January and YOU made it happen.
January 21, Coffee Party co-convened and participated in a rally outside the US Chamber of Commerce, in protest on the fifth anniversary of the Supreme Court decision on Citizens United, releasing billions of corporate contributions and setting up the current use of dark money into our election system. [more]
A message to our members
by Tim Danahey, Coffee Party USA Director of Public and Member Relations
The Times They Are a Changing
The Bob Dylan lyrics are appropriate for Coffee Party USA because “The Times They Are a Changing.” The remarkable progress by Coffee Party USA in recent months exceeds expectations.
Due to the efforts of many people, our accomplishments are growing: [more]
A call for civil fact based bloggers, vloggers, & radio hosts
by Egberto Willies, Coffee Party USA Director of Newsroom & Social Media
You are the media!
Coffee Party USA is growing faster than we have ever grown since its inception. Our reach on social media is growing rapidly. Our membership is growing. This type of growth requires a lot of people to fulfill our mission.
If we are to make informed decisions on who to elect and what policies to support, we must be informed. Unfortunately the traditional mainstream media has done a very poor job of being the source of timely information, truthful information, or pertinent information that ensure the former. [more]
Coffee Party relaunches our Book Club
by Billy Sears, Director of Community Outreach and Engagement.
Civility and Reason take front and center with Coffee Party's February Book Club Event
Get involved with The Coffee Party Book Club this month!
“The uncomfortable truth is that if we are to solve the difficult problems we face as a national community, we must act affirmatively and with courage and clarity to reclaim civility in the public square. Civility is quite simply the glue that holds us together and allows us as citizens of a representative democracy to dialogue with each other."
Excerpt from "Reclaiming Civility in the Public Square - 10 Rules That Work"
Coffee Party USA's mantra is to "Incite Civility and Reason." As a nation of active citizens, it is not uncommon to find ourselves in conversations where the exact opposite of civility is the case. Coffee Party has always been of the belief that in order to usher in a new era of cooperation, we the people have to set the example. We must be the change that we want to see in our communities, in our government, and in our country.. [more]
Happy Birthday, Coffee Party!
Someone once said that The Coffee Party was born running, and that we have had to go back and learn how to walk. In the winter of 2010, our country wasn't in a position where it could wait for us to go through the motions typically associated with any new grassroots start up. The silent, rational, majority in this country needed a voice, and Coffee Party was born to be that voice.
Over the past five years, we have been engaged in thoughtful, civil dialogue, and actions surrounding the problems that our country is faced with. It hasn’t always been easy, but we’ve done it together. We have mobilized locally, with over 400 groups meeting at one point or another. We have mobilized nationally, rallying at the nations capital. We have mobilized virtually, sending countless thousands of letters to our elected officials in Washington and engaging in dialogue on our rapidly growing Facebook page. [more]
SPOOF MONSANTO COMMERCIAL
This fake commercial announces Monsanto is running for President of the U.S. It can because it is now a corporate person. While clearly fiction, it is not beyond the realm of the possible with five of the current Supreme Court justices. Go ahead and laugh but there may be an uneasy silence after watching it. [more]