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The Petaluma Progressives are a local, grassroots, political education and action group. In addition to hosting The Progressive Festival each year, we have held public protests and vigils, lobbied elected officials, done work in our local schools, endorsed and worked on progressive candidates' campaigns, hosted one night a month at the Friday Night Film series at the Foundry Wharf, etc. etc. Our monthly meetings are held the first Tuesday of each month, at 7 pm, downstairs in:  Copperfields Books, 140 Kentucky Street, Petaluma. All are welcome.

The Petaluma Progressives, P.O. Box 445, Petaluma, CA 94953 Tel. 707.763.8134

The Petaluma Progressives Present:

Coming this
September 15th
the Sixteenth Annual Progressive Festival

Co-hosted by The Petaluma Progressives and Occupy Petaluma

Sunday, September 15, 2013
12:30pm to 5:00pm

Walnut Park
downtown Petaluma, CA


Daniel Ellsberg - Pentagon Papers whistleblower, supporter of Bradley Manning and Edward Snowden

Jill Stein - 2012 Green Party Presidential candidate

Norman Solomon - author, activist, community organizer

Therese Mughannam-Walrath - Palestinian peace activist

Michael Nagler - Director, Metta Center for Nonviolence

Marc Armstrong - Director, Public Banking Institute

Kamal Prasad - food issues activist

Also speakers on:

  • Immigration issues
  • Stopping mass incarceration
  • Fukushima nuclear plant
  • Unite Here labor campaign
  • Labeling GMOs


The Pounce & Denounce PlayHouse - Occupy Petaluma's own theater troupe

De Colores with special guest, Francisco Herrera (Musica de las America)

Spoken Word & Drums by Masaba (the Last Poets), &
Michael Rothenburg
(100K Poets for Change)

Many Social Justice, Environmental, Labor, and Community Organizations will have Informational booths/tables.

The event is produced by the Petaluma Progressives and is cosponsored by KPFA 94.1 FM (, the Peace & Justice Center of Sonoma County, The Bohemian ( and the Committee for Immigrant Rights (, Sonoma County ( It takes place at Walnut Park, Petaluma Blvd South and D Street, downtown Petaluma. It is free to the public.

Tamales, Rice, Beans, Other Goodies & Drinks Available.

To reserve space, please send your check to:

The Petaluma Progressives
P.O. Box 445
Petaluma, CA

For more info, call 707.763.8134

Or by email:



Booth Info

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From San Francisco and points south - Take 101 North, get off at the Petaluma Blvd. South exit, and go straight for about two miles. Walnut Park will be on your left, at the corner of D Street and Petaluma Blvd., right in downtown Petaluma.

From Santa Rosa and points north - Take 101 South, get off at the Petaluma Blvd. North exit. Turn right at the light and go about two miles, through downtown Petaluma to D Street. Walnut Park is at the corner of Petaluma Blvd and D St., on your right.

Parking - There is parking on the streets surrounding the park, or at the public parking facility on C Street, between 1st and 2nd St.

Festival Views

Daniel Ellsberg speaking outside Bradley Manning's trial at For Meade, MD

Jill Stein addressing Occupy Wall Street assembly

Alice Walker at the 2010 Progressive Festival

Racial Justice Allies speaks to the crowd