UPCOMING MVCAN EVENTS
MVCAN Monthly Meeting
Sunday, Jan 7, 4 - 5:30pm
Mill Valley Community Center, 180 Camino Alto Ave.
Guest speaker: Kate Sears, Marin County Board of Supervisors
JOIN US AT MVCAN’s KICK-OFF MEETING FOR 2018. Help us take back our country! The meeting will feature guest speaker Kate Sears, MVCAN member and our local County supervisor. She will help inspire us to dig deep in our efforts for 2018. We have more than ever to accomplish in this new year!
We will be discussing MVCAN’s detailed, ambitious plans for effective action going forward. By working together, we have learned that we ABSOLUTELY CAN CHANGE the political landscape of our country!
Join us for MVCAN’s monthly meeting Sunday, Jan 7, 4-5:30pm, at the Mill Valley Community Center.
Day Trip to Tracy - Canvass Voters
Saturday, Jan 13, 11am, in Tracy, CA
Carpooling is available
We will be laying the groundwork for unseating Jeff Denham (R)-CD10 in Nov 2018, by visiting Democratic voters in Tracy as part of a locally-based effort to activate them prior to the election.
The training on canvassing starts at 11:00 a.m. in Tracy. We will have a training session for about an hour at the Tracy Go Team office, then go in pairs to canvass our assigned neighborhoods (about two hours or so), and then stop back in the office to report the data we collect, before returning to the Bay Area.
Please sign-up with the Tracy team and input your information. For "Partner Group" put in MVCAN and for the specific canvas, check the "January 13" option.
If you wish to join a carpool or for more info, contact Larry Litvak: firstname.lastname@example.org
Martin Luther King Celebration in Marin City
Sunday, Jan 14 – Monday, Jan 15
Marin City Recreation Center, 630 Drake Avenue
Join the MVCAN Civil Rights /Immigration Team in actively supporting the Marin City community for the 2-day Martin Luther King Birthday Celebration. All events will take place at the Marin City Recreation Center.
Sun, Jan 14 - Gospel Brunch and Drama Presentation
Tickets are $50 per person. Please email email@example.com if you would like to join an MVCAN table.
Mon, Jan 15, 8am – all day – Free Southern Breakfast and BBQ lunch
Also, round table discussions on local issues and action, music performances, and awards presentations. (Note: no march this year.)
MVCAN will be staffing a voter registration table at the MLK celebration on Monday. We are looking for volunteers to work 2-hour shifts – please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested.
Women’s March 2018
Saturday, Jan 20, Civic Center Plaza, SF.
Buses leave at 10:30am from Mill Valley Middle School.
Get on the Bus! Get your tickets now for our special second annual MVCAN charter buses to the Women’s March in SF.
Choose one of two bus options when you sign up below.
Rally Only Bus: Bus for people going to the rally only. After the rally is over, this bus will depart from the SF Civic Center to return to Mill Valley.
Rally and March Bus: Bus for people attending the rally and the march. After the march is over, this bus will depart from the endpoint of the march for return to Mill Valley.
· For charter bus details and tickets:
The Women’s March rally begins at 12:00pm, Sat Jan 20, at Civic Center Plaza in SF. The march is from 2:00pm to 3:30pm. For more info, contact Leigh Ann Townsend, the fearless leader of our Women’s Rights Team at Townsendleighann@gmail.com
The MVCANers had a wonderful time last year. Travel together in Marin solidarity and make new like-minded friends. Stand up to protest ALL the outrages against our democracy and freedom! Join marchers all over the country in a day of protest of ALL aspects of Trumpism!
Show Up for Racial Justice (SURJ) Workshop
Saturday, Jan 13, 1pm - 3pm, Marin County Location TBA
This workshop is intended to support white people in becoming more effective allies in the multi-racial movement for racial justice.
To attend the SURJ workshop: sign up here
Join us in a workshop on Saturday, January 13 to learn about SURJ and the important role that you can play in working toward greater racial equity in Marin County. In this workshop, we will explore what it means to show up as a white person at an event that is hosted and led by people of color.
Thanks for reading our launch edition of the MVCAN “EVENTS ALERT” bulletin, which will be sent to you on alternate weeks. We will return to our full-length WAG newsletter next week.
HAPPY NEW YEAR from your editorial team! June, Annie, Tom, Danny, and Suz
MVCAN Graphic: Fabrice, Danny and Susan; MLK Photo: Suz; Women's March Photo: JZ.