FEATURED IN THIS WEEK’S EVENTS BULLETIN:
MVCAN Monthly Meeting - Feb. 4
- MVCAN Phone Bank Training 102 - Feb. 10
- Help Prevent Off-Shore Drilling In California - Feb. 8
MVCAN Valentine's Day Celebration at Depot Plaza - Feb. 14
- MVCAN Rapid Mobilization - If Trump Fires Mueller/ Ousts Rosenstein - Read below to SIGN UP WITH MOVEON for the National Text Alert
- Help Keep ICE Within the Law: Multiple Trainings
Democracy Cafe - Feb. 18
MVCAN MONTHLY MEETING
Sunday, Feb 4, 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
(earlier time due to Super Bowl)
Mill Valley Community Center, 180 Camino Alto
Guest Speaker: Matt Ewing, Chief Community Officer at Swing Left
Following Matt’s presentation, there will be a report on MVCAN’s Airlift. Learn how much relatively small amounts of money can accomplish when they are provided directly to grassroots organizations.
Missed the last MVCAN monthly meeting? Catch up with photos of the Jan. 7 MVCAN meeting from Fabrice Florin.
Watch the Jan. 7 presentations about Electoral and Airlift. Many more updates and actions will be presented at the Feb. 4 meeting.
MVCAN PHONE BANK TRAINING 102
MVCAN Electoral Team Leader Susan Bolle leading a phone banking training
Phone Bank Training “102”
Saturday, Feb 10, 1 pm - 3 pm, Sausalito
This is higher level phone bank training for those who have called voters before or those who have taken Phone Bank 101. The training includes personal story creation and use of the auto-dial for Beto O'Rourke's Senate race.
Register here for more details and directions on Phone Bank Training 102.
Please bring your charged cell phone AND your laptop, iPad or tablet.
Please note: The Feb. 3 Phone Bank 101 Training and Feb. 3 and Feb. 10 Text Bank Training are full! The same training will be offered Mar. 3 and Mar. 17. There are still spots for Phone Bank Training 102 – for those who have phone bank experience and would like to kick up their game. See above. Register here.
Register here for regular working phone and text banks Feb. 17, Feb. 24 and Mar. 3.
HELP PREVENT OFF-SHORE DRILLING IN CALIFORNIA
Photo: Center for Biological Diversity
We’re putting together a crowd of MVCANers to travel to Sacramento for a critical public hearing, along with a rally and march to protest Trump’s terrible policy allowing off-shore oil drilling. Don’t let the Trump administration destroy many decades of successful environmental protection of our precious California coastline!
There will be powerful speakers, music, and lots of art and chanting.
Event: Rally and March Against Off-Shore Drilling in SACRAMENTO
Date: Thursday, Feb 8, 1:30pm
Location: Rally on the North Steps of the State Capitol followed by a march to the public hearing
Sign up for a bus traveling from SF to Sacramento:
Get your ticket for a bus sponsored by “Ignite Change” at the SF Bus Ticket Page
You can also contact MVCAN member Liz Schumacher regarding carpooling from Marin.
For more information, see the Facebook event page
MVCAN CO-SPONSOR OF VALENTINE'S DAY CELEBRATION AT DEPOT PLAZA
Photo: Love Lives in Marin
Our MVCAN Civil Rights/Immigration Team as been busily working with our community partner, the Marin Interfaith Council, to put on this fun and moving event. Join us as we celebrate the importance of inclusion and welcoming everyone in our community. It’s a great local opportunity to celebrate a special Valentine’s Day in Marin.
Marin Interfaith Council/ Love Lives in Marin and MVCAN present:
Love Includes Everyone: A Musical Rally
Wednesday, Feb 14, 4:00 - 5:00 pm
Depot Plaza, Mill Valley
(In front of the Depot Bookstore/Café at 87 Throckmorton Ave.)
Fatima Hansia - Islamic Center of Mill Valley
Sashi McEntee - Mill Valley Councilwoman
J.C. Farr, III – Principal Tamalpais High School
Group Ukulele Jubilee & Ukulele Friends
Ohana Freedom Singers—Gonna Take Us All
For more information, see: LoveLivesinMarin.org
Also, the Civil Rights/Immigration Team meets Sunday Feb. 4, from 12:30-1 pm (before the MVCAN Monthly Meeting at the MV Community Center).
MVCAN RAPID MOBILIZATION: IF TRUMP FIRES MUELLER
Firing Special Counsel Robert Mueller, ousting Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, or any other outrageous act of obstruction by the Republicans would be a constitutional crisis for our country. It would demand an immediate and unequivocal response to show that we will not tolerate abuse of power from Donald Trump. People’s responses in the minutes and hours following a power grab will be critical in dictating what happens next, and whether Congress will do anything to stand up to Trump.
IF MUELLER IS FIRED, WE NEED TO TAKE TO THE STREETS!
On a national level, MoveOn.org has organized a rapid response plan for this scenario, with progressive organizations nationwide signing up to host peaceful “Nobody is Above the Law” rallies. There are now more than 700 rallies planned, with with more than 200,000 people pre-registered!
MVCAN, along with our partners in the Marin Leaders’ Network, has a rapid response plan organized if Trump removes Mueller (or commits some other outrageous act). We are collaborating with all of the other Marin progressive groups in hosting a Marin-wide rally in a single location to have better visibility and also make it easier for the media and our elected officials to attend.
Event: “Nobody is Above the Law” Rally
Location:Court Street Plaza, 4th St (in front of Coldstone Creamery) between A St. and Lootens Place, San Rafael.
Rallies will begin hours after news breaks of a Mueller firing. (If another major obstruction action occurs, please be on alert for a “GO” message from MoveOn.org or MVCAN, delivered by email.)
If Mueller is fired BEFORE 2 P.M. local time —> events will begin @ 5 P.M. local time,
If Mueller is fired AFTER 2 P.M. local time —> events will begin @ noon local time the following day.
CODE RED MOBILIZATION ALERT SIGN-UP: Please sign up today so that you will immediately, without delay, receive the national text alert from MoveOn.org when Code Red is activated. The MoveOn alert will also trigger us to send a MVCAN alert to our members via email.
HELP KEEP ICE WITHIN THE LAW
The Marin Rapid Response Network is offering training to become a Legal Observer to help monitor ICE activity. When ICE activity is reported, trained Legal Observers will be deployed to a specific area within Marin County to "document" the situation. You do not need to have a legal background or be bilingual to become a Legal Observer.
Come help us keep the ICE honest and within the law!
Training Dates for Legal Observer Volunteers:
February 7 and 21, Wednesdays 6:00-7:30 pm
March 7 and 21, Wednesdays 6:00-7:30 pm
April 4 and 18, Wednesdays 6:00-7:30 pm
First Presbyterian Church of San Rafael, Canoles Hall
510 Fifth Ave, San Rafael
For more information contact Olivia Beltran
(415) 526-2486 x 303
Graphic: Fabrice Florin
Democracy Cafe on Youth In Action
Sunday, Feb. 18, 2-5 p.m.
O'Hanlon Center for the Arts, 616 Throckmorton Ave., Mill Valley
(Donations are welcome, if you would like to help pay for this event.)
JOIN AN ACTION TEAM
WANT TO GET MORE INVOLVED? Much of MVCAN's work is done in one of our 10 awesome action teams. Click the team name to read their latest news and find their next meeting.
Civil Rights/Immigration battles for justice and fair treatment of women, immigrants, working people and followers of all faiths.
Communications works on strategy, branding, messaging and program development for MVCAN. They are looking for bright ideas and people who want to make them happen.
Dump Trump 's 25 active team members work on ways to remove Trump from power, with special focus on Russia collusion. This topic is hot!
Eco Warriors are engaged in change at the local, state and national levels, to impact the CA carbon tax, climate change, and community outreach and action.
The Economic Action team has launched AIRLIFT, our first national project. AIRLIFT funnels money to grassroots groups in winnable 2018 districts. These are seriously vetted groups that work all year round in their communities-- they get tangible results without blowing through millions of dollars. Read about it in the Huffington Post .
Electoral works to elect candidates for state house and governor races, and other targeted races from now through the mid-term elections, following the recommendations of the flippable.org team, which are analyzing and selecting winnable races. The Electoral team uses phone banks and travel to targeted districts to talk with voters through phone calls and door-to-door canvassing, voter registration, and campaign volunteering.
The Events team creates special events to engage our friends and neighbors to take political action with MVCAN.
Health Care is forging ahead after their successful fight over the repeal/replace of ACA.
Tech supports MVCAN through technology.
Women's Rights fundraises and canvasses for NARAL and Planned Parenthood; supports women in public office(s); and engages in local, state and federal legislation for women's protection and rights.
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Thank you for all you do!
– June, Bernard, Suz, Danny, Eileen, and everyone at MVCAN
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