March meeting: Teddy Bear Drive + "Inequality For All" Follow-up

 

THE MEETING HAS BEEN CANCELLED, BUT VALLEY GRASSROOTS BOARD MEMBERS WILL BE AT THE STATE BUILDING FROM 10:00am TO 11:00am TO COLLECT TEDDY BEARS AND SCHMOOZE.

OUR HUMBLEST APOLOGIES FOR THE LATE NOTICE AND INCONVENIENCE.

THE CITY ALSO HAS ALTERNATE TEDDY BEAR DROP-OFF LOCATIONS. CLICK HERE. WE WILL ALSO BE ACCEPTING THEM AT FUTURE MEETINGS. 

 

- TEDDY BEAR DRIVE


We're collecting new teddy bears to donate to Mayor Garcetti's Crisis Response Team, whose volunteers provide immediate on-scene crisis intervention, emotional support and referrals to children involved in traumatic incidents, such as child abuse, car accidents, drive-bys and fires. 

Just receiving a simple teddy bear from a loving comforter can make such a difference to a child who's been traumatized. 

Go here for more information about the program. If you cannot make it to the meeting, you can still make a teddy bear or cash donation. Valley/L.A. drop-off locations and donation link here.


- "INEQUALITY FOR ALL" FOLLOW-UP:

At our February gathering we watched the powerful Robert Reich hosted documentary "Inequality For All", a no-holds-barred look at the ever-widening income gap in this country. 

Now it's time to do something about it!

At the meeting we were also assigned a simple task: Come up with one -- just one -- idea for something that Valley Grassroots can do to help reverse this trend. We'll plan out our action items at the meeting. But first, send me your ideas now, which we'll incorporate into the discussion and plan. 

Send your ideas to rfgold@earthlink.net. THERE ARE NO BAD IDEAS, SO BE CREATIVE! Small incremental steps after other small steps add up to a huge difference. 

"Inequality For All" website for more info about the documentary: http://inequalityforall.com/

If you haven't seen the film or want to see it again:

- Netflix has it, both streaming and on DVD, FREE with your Netflix subscription. (A free 1-month trial is also available for non-subscribers.) 
- Amazon Instant Video and iTunes have it for one-time streaming ($3.99) or purchase ($9.99).

Watch it with friends or family, then send in your suggestions to rfgold@earthlink.net, and come to the meeting. 


- CLUB ENDORSEMENTS. Some additional club endorsements not voted on at February's meeting will be taken.

 

PLEASE RSVP below if you're coming.

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WHEN
March 15, 2014 at 10am - 12pm
WHERE
State Office Building Auditorium
6150 Van Nuys Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 91411
United States
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CONTACT
Randy Gold ·
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