Humboldt Progressive Democrats Vote to Endorse Local Candidates in November Elections

This is a press release from Humboldt Progressive Democrats:

At its lively Wednesday evening meeting, held September 19th in Eureka, the Humboldt Progressive Democrats Club considered and voted to endorse local candidates in the November elections. Candidates spoke directly to the progressive values of the Club, and answered questions from the membership.

The Humboldt Progressive Democrats are pleased to support and endorse the following candidates:

G. Mario Fernandez – Eureka City Schools Board Member, Trustee Area 3

Richard Marks – Humboldt Bay Harbor, Recreation and Conservation District, Division 4

Pat Kanzler – Humboldt Community Services District Governing Board Member

Susan Seaman – Eureka City Mayor

Natalie Arroyo – Eureka City Councilmember, Ward 3

Kim Bergel – Eureka City Councilmember, Ward 5

“The candidates endorsed represent the most democratically Progressive values of all the candidates in their respective races.” – Michele Walford, HPD Vice-Chair

Allen McCloskey from NUHW also shared planned actions in the wake of the health care and human crisis caused by recent staff cuts at St. Joseph and Redwood Memorial Hospitals. Allen urges the community to join the protest and informational picketing: “Join me and stand up to the corporate machine, stand in solidarity with our local healthcare workers on September 25th 2:00pm to 4:00pm at the entrance of St Joseph Hospital Eureka and together we will demand that workers be reinstated and our hospital be safely staffed.”



  • Kim Bergel is a traitor to the country, the county and the city. She supports “sanctuary” cities and other lethal ordinances. She’d rather see young women murdered by illegals than stop the flood of alien criminals. Disgusting.

  • We’re all imagrants just not all ignorant

    • The question has always been which one is ignorant. The ignorant don’t frequently self identify as such and believe that the person contradicting them must therefore be the ignorant ones. What is universal in that identification is that the most ignorant always resort to personal insult when ideas get beyond their grasp.

      Their truculence is the sad burden that must be born with stoicism by the rest of us if such are not to become the rulers of the world.

      • TRUMPTASTROPHE for the GOP in November 🍄

        Speaking of tremendous truculence, did you see that idiotic orange 🍊 fool totally blow up Kavanaugh’s last chance at surviving a Senate vote during Demented Donald’s press conference fiasco yesterday? What a moron! Donald Trump is literally the stupidest “man” on Planet Earth! 🌏


    • The problem is illegal immigrants. You have to differentiate between illegal and legal. Why is this so hard for you people? Build the wall! You’re destroying a great country.

    • I am not an immigrant. I was born here.

  • Thank you to this (relatively) new and important organization in our community!
    One of the best opportunities for Progressives to achieve their agenda is to get like-minded candidates into positions of local influence and power!

  • Is there only 1 party left in Ca? Isn’t that dictatorship? What happened to the other party and a choice if you don’t like the agenda?

    • California is the most prosperous state in the union. It must be those darn voters voting for the wrong party all the time. How did the George W. administration pan out for the country again?

    • I thought of this comment aft; we do have a 2 party system in Ca, the old school Dems your parents voted for and the new communist-socialist dems from within the same party. Only in Ca, where your choice can vote for a democrat, or it’s rival, a radical democrat. Call it a two headed snake.

      • Does create a race to extremism, doesn’t it. Where to compete in an election means to distinguish yourself by going further than your opponent down the same road.

        • The race to extremism already happened to the right. Bernie Sanders’ policy proposals are to the right of FDR, we all know he was a secret commie, right?

          • Do you really think that being just as extreme as the those you hate is where you really want to go?

            And, no, FDR was a lot less freewheeling liberal than you assume. “”The lessons of history, confirmed by evidence immediately before me, show conclusively that continued dependence on relief induces a spiritual and moral disintegration fundamentally destructive to the national fiber. To dole out relief in this way is to administer a narcotic, a subtle destroyer of the human spirit. It is inimical to the dictates of sound policy. It is a violation of the traditions of America.”” FDR 1935 State of the Union Address

            In fact Democrats have drifted so far into socialism, they don’t even have a point of comparison to relate to FDR.

            • The top tax rate was more than 50% in the 40’s and 50’s. Think about that.

              • Why? But I will say that the war debt was very high then, which might have made it necessary. At the end of WWII, the US was probably the only real functioning big manufacturer left. That caused a real spreading of wealth with the high wages. A vigorous economy created by industry needed to rebuild much of the rest of the world allowed high taxation that would normally strangled an economy. Thinking that high taxation resulted in a vigorous economy, or even normally can survive it, is a logical mistake of thinking coincidence is cause. If that’s where you were heading.

                • Okay, so it wasn’t communist when FDR did it cuz war. Did you forget the USA has been at war for the last 17 years? Countries like Iceland and the Nordic countries have progressive tax rates comparable to the US in the 50’s, and they didn’t have to level Europe to achieve it either. Their poverty rates are low and their standards of living are high.

                • First, what has gone on recently can not compare to WWII in which civilian manufacturing was largely turned over to military war production. During that time the war was the economy. Even current debt levels have just recently come close to that period. And that should scare the crap out of you.

                  Second the vaunted Nordic Countries’ high standard of living, with the exception of Sweden, is pretty much funded by Baltic oil or natural gas sales across borders. Iceland uses geothermal power which allows it to have low cost manufacturing to sell overseas, supported by their huge fishing fleet. Without these things, their max 50% tax rate could not pay for their social spending.

                  BTW, debt and subsequent taxation is simply a fact and not a matter of right or wrong. My personal feeling is that it was good to pay off debt, something neither party has managed or even seems interested in doing recently.

  • There is always North Carolina for folks that don’t like our way hear in Cali They don’t believe in global warming so it not gonna happen there Only calif will be hit hard because they do do not think its a joke. Ha ha

    • There are 760 million cars on earth. They produce 78,500 tons of pollution a year. There are 90,000 container ships, they produce 20 million tons of pollution. The fuel container ships burns is the most polluting fuel there is, and each ship burns 380 tons of fuel a day, or about 7500 gallons of fuel an hour. The fifteen largest ships burn 260 times more fuel than the entire worlds auto fleet. The container ships, collectively, burn 7.29 million barrels of fuel a day. South Korea has orders for 3,600 new ships, these are huge. Just these ships alone will pollute to the equivalent of 29 billion cars. Their engines are 5 stories high, and they are filthy. I believe in climate change, and global warming. Perhaps we should consider making a lot of things here, that would cut down on shipping, which slows the pollution causing climate change. The automobile is not the culprit, the shipping of consumer products is. Buy local, buy American, stop pollution.

  • Stuber good post, people should buy local and American made to support our economy also

    • eff you and eff the po-lice

      Yep. This is the real work involved in climate change. America likes the comfort of offshoring the pollution involved in production. Best place to make changes is the Belgian court of trade. If environmental and labor costs could be used in setting ‘fair competition’, we could bring some manufacturing home and still be viable. As it is, prices must be competitive without consideration for these expensive matters. Its been driving jobs oversees for 30 years.
      Another benefit would be the US government would be forced to streamline to keep from adding costs to production. File that last one under: what I learned from mj legalization.
      People say, ‘well it’s about time you come into the “real economy”.’ I say “no, you should never be subjected to this mess.”
      Set standards, explain the standards, and then people will meet the standards. There’s no reason for multiple exorbitant fees and fines, except that half our money is in the hands of 12 billionaires.

  • In my 1911 I trust

    Thanks for the list of who not to vote for.

  • “Progressive Democrat” is an oxymoron.

  • I’ll be there. Now for a famous quote from our past leaders…

    History repeats itself, first as tragedy, second as farce. Let the ruling classes tremble at a communist revolution. The production of too many useful things results in too many useless people. The meaning of peace is the absence of opposition to socialism.

  • TRUMPTASTROPHE for the GOP in November 🏌️‍♂️🇷🇺💰⚖️

    Keep hating, Republicans. It won’t save you from the voters in November. 🇺🇸

  • TRUMPTASTROPHE for the GOP in November 👍🏿🇺🇸

    And neither will “Aunt Lydia” Rachel Mitchell. What a mistake that was, Senate Republicans! 🐘💩🔥. Who needs you? Who needs any of you, if you aren’t men enough to ask questions? ❓

    Today will be remembered as the effective end of Republican Party rule in America. It’s only downhill for the GOP from here on out. They’ll never recover.

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