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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 28th
the Seventeenth Annual Progressive Festival

Co-hosted by The Petaluma Progressives and Occupy Petaluma

Sunday, September 28, 2014
12:00pm to 5:00pm

Always Free @ Walnut Park
downtown Petaluma, CA

Featured Speaker:

JIM HIGHTOWER - author, activist, rabble-rouser

Other Speakers include:

Pam Torliatt - former mayor of Petaluma
Adam Bessie - education reform
Rabbi Lynn Gottlieb - Palestine/Israel
Elizabeth Boardman - war tax resistance
Cheryl Negrin & Jamie Rappaport - local health initiatives
Plus speakers on: homelessness, police accountability/Andy Lopez, immigration, organic farming, feminism, Veterans for Peace, Move to Amend, fracking, and more!


Maria Muldaur and Her Red Hot Bluesiana Band

The Bootleg Honeys

Also: The Pounce & Denounce Playhouse Sonoma County political theatre troupe & more!

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 a booth space for your group, please send your check to:

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

For more info, call 707.763.8134

Or by email:

Click on this link to view a short QuickTime video of Jim Hightower speech to the 2014 Progressive Festival.



Booth Info


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 Features

Jim Hightower

Maria Muldaur