FEATURED IN THIS WEEK’S MVCAN BULLETIN:  

  1. MVCAN MONTHLY MEETING with Rep. Lynn Woolsey
    Sun. Oct. 14,  5:00 - 6:30 PM

  2. ELECTORAL ACTIONS: PHONE/TEXT BANKING - CANVASSING - TRAINING - VOTER REG (including Anna Pletcher DA Race Activities)

  3. MVCAN IMMIGRATION / CIVIL RIGHTS TEAM EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES

  4. REPORT BACK FROM DINING WITH DEMS

  5. REPORT BACK FROM KATE SEARS FUNDRAISER

  6. SAVE THE DATE FRI. NIGHT NOV. 9! MVCAN 2ND ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION “BIG BLUE BLOWOUT"

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MVCAN MONTHLY MEETING - SPEAKER LYNN WOOLSEY!

Mill Valley Community Center

Sun. Oct. 14, 5:00 - 6:30 PM

               Representative Lynn Woolsey wristwrestles with Stephen Colbert in 2006.

Join us for our October MVCAN Monthly Meeting and discuss election issues with our guest speaker, our very savvy former Congresswoman Lynn Woolsey. We will also hear from Anna Pletcher, MVCAN’s endorsed candidate for the Marin DA race.

Come find out about the most pressing news as Midterm elections heat up.

Hear all about opportunities for Midterm activities–Sign-ups will be available.


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INCREDIBLE MIDTERM PARTICIPATION OPPORTUNITIES CANVASSING - PHONE/TEXT BANKING - VOTER REG - TRAINING!

Some of the 30 MV CAN-vassers training in Tracy in September.

With each passing day, it becomes increasingly clear that the upcoming midterms are not just a choice between Democrats and Republicans, but between right and wrong.The first step in righting wrongs is just five weeks from today.

Get all the latest updates on what you can do to make a real difference in the Midterms!

Our new MVCAN Midterm Volunteer Weekly Bulletin  is here!

If you'd like to receive the Midterm Volunteer Weekly Bulletin, email Larry Litvak, llitvak@aol.com.

Below are some highlighted opportunities for volunteering.


CANVASSING IN CD-10 - OCT 13

Join fellow MVCAN members and canvass for Democratic Congressional Candidate Josh Harder:

Canvassing in Tracy for Josh Harder

Sat. Oct 13, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

More information and sign-up: Here

ROAD TRIP TO RENO!


Reno: October Sat 20 - Sun 21 Canvass for Jacky Rosen for Senate

MVCAN members will be departing for Reno on Saturday morning Oct 20 for arrival at noon. We will be canvassing on Saturday afternoon and Sunday, leaving Reno late Sunday afternoon. Travel together in carpools, stay together in local hotel, and group dinner on Saturday night.

More info and sign-up Here.

                                         WANT TO CANVASS LOCALLY?

In a critical, competitive local race, come support MVCAN’s endorsed progressive candidate for Marin District Attorney, Anna Pletcher, by canvassing in Mill Valley- EVERY SATURDAY UNTIL THE ELECTION.

Canvass for Anna Pletcher for Marin DA

Sat. Oct. 6, starting at 9:30 am, Whole Foods (414 Miller Avenue)

Please RSVP to Peter Graumann petergraumann@yahoo.com. For details, see the MVCAN Midterm Volunteer Weekly Bulletin.

Thank you to MVCAN’s Leigh Ann Townsend on publication of her Pletcher support letter in the Sunday Marin IJ: https://bayareane.ws/2NlsAsp

Leigh Ann Townsend, Carol Zimmerman-Leidman, Bill Jansen, Anna Plethcer, Rebecca Brackman, Marilyn Anderson, Elyse Foster and Carol Korenbrot at the Pletcher Campaign Kickoff. Photo: Susan Adler.

UPCOMING PHONE/TEXT BANKS

See the latest MVCAN Midterm Volunteer Weekly Bulletin for a complete list of the many dates/times for phone/text banking.

If you'd like to receive the Midterm Volunteer Weekly Bulletin, email Larry Litvak, llitvak@aol.com.

Phone/Text Banking will, in general, take place four times a week, and then even more frequently as the election grows nearer. Phone bank locations include Sausalito, San Rafael and Corte Madera. Come join in wonderful opportunities to work on key flippable races around the state and country, and to support Marin County DA candidate Anna Pletcher!

Our Thanks to the Amazing Efforts of the Phone Bank Team Coaches!

We couldn’t do it without them! Kudos to the phone & text bank coaches, headed by the irreplaceable Susan Bolle and her leads:  Ruthanne Ranz Appel, Burr Leonard, Jean Bolte, Renee Linde, Lynda Sheridan, Leigh Ann Townsend, Gail Lester, Nancy Bourne, Carol Korenbrot, Carla Dingillo and Marilyn Anderson.

Also, kudos to all the MVCANers who have been writing, sending emails and attending vigils to oppose Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to SCOTUS! Now let’s fight back to investigate his perjury and other potential crimes and take back our Supreme Court, as well as our House and Senate.

Anna Pletcher (center) drops by the MVCAN phone bank. Photo: Penni Gladstone.

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MVCAN CIVIL RIGHTS/IMMIGRATION TEAM

RECOMMENDED EVENTS

September Civil Rights/ Immigration Team Meeting. Photo: June Cooperman.

The MVCAN Civil Rights/Immigration team has several excellent events to suggest to MVCAN members.

DISCUSSION WITH LUCIA MARTEL-DOW OF THE CANAL ALLIANCE

Lucia Martel-Dow, legal services director of the Canal Alliance in San Rafael will be discussing immigration issues.

Community Church of Mill Valley
Sun. Oct. 7, 4 - 5:30 pm
8 Olive Street, Mill Valley (near Old Mill Park)

For more details, see here.


WORKSHOP ON SOLIDARITY NOT SAVIORS:
SHOWING UP FOR IMMIGRANT JUSTICE IN MARIN

Sat. Oct. 13, 1 pm - 5 pm

YWCA San Francisco Marin, 4380 Redwood Hwy, Ste - A-1
San Rafael, CA

Register here.


CANAL WELCOME CENTER FIRST ANNUAL COMMUNITY GALA

Join in a memorable evening featuring multi-ethnic cuisine, community awards, live performances and dancing!

Sat. Oct. 27, 6 pm - 10 pm
Marin Center Exhibit Hall
10 Avenue of the Flags
San Rafael

Sign up here.  $125/person


MVCAN CIVIL RIGHTS/IMMIGRATION TEAM MEETING

Sun, Oct. 14, 4:15 pm (just before the MVCAN Monthly Meeting)
Lobby of the Mill Valley Community Center

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MVCAN GOT TO DINE WITH DEMS Sept. 22

MVCANers, including the entire core team, at Dining with Dems. Photo: David Kunhardt.

More than a dozen MVCAN members attended the annual Dining With Dems event for the Marin Democratic Party.  The MVCAN gang was treated to terrific inspirational speeches, especially one from Tony Thurmond, candidate for California State Superintendent of Schools.

We were so proud when our own Congressman Jared Huffman gave a big shout out from the stage directly to MVCAN and other local grassroots groups!

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REPORT FROM SUPERVISOR KATE SEARS’ FUNDRAISER

Barbara Rowe, Rebecca Brackman, Peter Graumann, Supervisor Kate Sears, Danny Altman and Susan Gertman. Photo: Penni Gladstone.

MVCAN members enthusiastically showed up for a Mill Valley fundraiser for Supervisor Kate Sears on Sunday. Kate has been a great supporter of MVCAN in many of our various endeavors. On Sunday she made a special acknowledgement of MVCAN for exemplifying what activists should be doing to preserve democracy.

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SAVE THE DATE - Fri. night, Nov. 9!

MVCAN 2ND ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION

“BIG BLUE BLOWOUT"

MVCANers at the 2017 women's march in San Francisco.

Join in the MVCAN 2nd Anniversary and Election Victory Celebration!

Friday night, Nov. 9

Mill Valley Golf Clubhouse

267 Buena Vista Avenue, Mill Valley

Details to follow.


JOIN AN ACTION TEAM

WANT TO GET MORE INVOLVED in a specific issue or support area? 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.

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 runs 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 Airlift in the Huffington Post .

Electoral is focused on the 2018 Midterm Elections, when all 435 seats in the House plus 33 Senate seats are up for grabs. We intend to grab as many as possible. The Electoral team works to elect Democratic candidates for federal and state level elections using phone/text banks and travel to targeted districts to talk with voters through phone calls, texts, 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.


NEW TO MVCAN?

Visit MVCAN.org to learn about the organization and strategies, join a team, read past MVCAN newsletters, and gain helpful Resistance tools.

WANT TO VOLUNTEER YOUR SKILLS OR TALENTS?

Numerous positions and jobs are available – one-time or ongoing.  Contact Debra Newton, our Volunteer Coordinator, at volunteer@mvcan.org.

Thank you for all you do!
– June, Bernard, Suz, Danny, Eileen, Rebecca, and everyone at MVCAN

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