FEATURED IN THIS WEEK’S MVCAN BULLETIN:
REPORT BACK FROM THE MARIN TRUTH FORUM
THANK YOU TO NEVADA VOLUNTEERS
SAVE THE DATE - MVCAN MONTHLY MEETING - Sun. Jan 13, 4pm
SAVE THE DATE - SF WOMEN’S MARCH - Sat. Jan 19
SAVE THE DATE - MLK CELEBRATION MARIN CITY - Mon. Jan 21
DONATE TO BORDER ANGELSHAPPY HOLIDAYS! THE NEWSLETTER WILL RETURN JANUARY 4TH.
REPORT BACK FROM MARIN TRUTH FORUMMVCAN members at the Truth Forum.
On December 6th, the Marin County Board Of Supervisors held a Truth Act Community Forum to examine local law enforcement agencies' involvement with ICE. There was a standing room only turnout.
In a rally prior to the Truth Forum meeting, more than 25 Marin organizations, including MVCAN joined with ICE Out of Marin y Justica Para Todos, a grassroots coalition of immigrant justice advocates, to request that Marin County Sheriff Robert Doyle cease collaborating with ICE.
ICE Out of Marin presented the Board of Supervisors with the following list of demands:
Set a goal of ending all deportations from Marin.
Establish community oversight of the Sheriff's office.
Host quarterly updates on all local cooperation with ICE.
Include immigrant justice in the County's Equity Plan.
Under community pressure, Sheriff Doyle has announced that he will no longer give inmate release date information to ICE unless the inmate has been charged with or convicted of a serious or violent crime.
For more information read: Marin County Residents Rally In Defense Of California Values.
SPECIAL THANK YOU TO NEVADA VOLUNTEERS
Kudos to the more than 60 MVCAN members who canvassed in Nevada for the Nov 6 election, plus all those who called and texted. MVCAN received a personal note of thanks from Jackie Rosen's campaign:
"I just wanted to send along a note, and thank you so much for all your help. Really appreciate you coming out and bringing your whole Mill Valley crew along with you." -- Danny Kazin, campaign manager
Along with hundreds of others, we made all the difference in this critical Senate race and the down ballot races. Nevada is now truly blue!
SAVE THE DATE - MVCAN MONTHLY MEETING - Sun. Jan 13
Join us for our first meeting of the New Year!
MVCAN Monthly Meeting
Sun. Jan 13 / 4 pm - 5:30 pm
Mill Valley Community Center, 180 Camino Alto
We will hear from guest speaker, Lucia Martel-Dow, director of Immigration Legal Services at the Canal Alliance. Learn about critical Marin immigration issues along with updates from the MVCAN Civil Rights/Immigration Team, details about January events, and lots more!
SAVE THE DATE - SF WOMEN’S MARCH - Sat. Jan 19
Join fellow MVCAN members in the next great San Francisco Women’s March, scheduled for Sat. Jan 19, 11am - 3pm. Details to follow about MVCAN’s participation in the March.
MVCAN will be participating with community partners for the 3rd consecutive year in this rewarding celebration. Stay tuned for more details in our next issue.
DONATE TO BORDER ANGELS
DONATE TO PROVIDE DIRECT AID TO THE CARAVAN AT TIJUANA
Border Angels is a well-established group that has been working on human rights issues on the Mexico-US border for over 20 years. They are currently collecting donations to help meet the basic needs of people in the Tijuana caravan.
You can make your tax-deductible donation to Border Angels directly or purchase items from their wish lists at Border Angels.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you for all you do!
– June, Bernard, Suz, Danny, Eileen, Rebecca, and everyone at MVCAN
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