FEATURED IN THIS WEEK’S MVCAN BULLETIN:

  1. MVCAN MONTHLY MEETING - Sun. Mar 3, 5 - 6:30 pm (NEW TIME!)

  2. IMMIGRATION/CIVIL RIGHTS TEAM MEETING -  Sun. Mar 3, NEW TIME 4pm

  3. FILM SCREENING AND DISCUSSION
    Light in the Darkness” - Tues. Mar 5

  4. SHOW UP AT MV CITY COUNCIL MEETING TO SUPPORT ECO TEAM PLASTICS BAN - Mon. Mar 18

  5. MOMS DEMAND ACTION DAY - Mon. Mar 18

  6. REPORT FROM KIMBERLY ELLIS EVENT - Feb 28

  7. TEDxMARIN EVENT - THE FUTURE OF DEMOCRACY - Thurs. April 18

  8. REPORT BACK FROM SAN RAFAEL RALLY TO OPPOSE TRUMP’S FAKE EMERGENCY

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MVCAN MONTHLY MEETING - Sun. Mar 3, 5 - 6:30 pm MVCC

Hear all about how Nevada turned blue with guest speaker, Bob Fulkerson


At the next MVCAN Monthly Meeting, we will hear from guest speaker Bob Fulkerson, a fifth generation Nevadan. For 24 years, he was the Executive Director of  the Airlift-funded Progressive Leadership Alliance of Nevada. Bob will share the work it took to turn Nevada blue. He will also give us a preview of all the wonderful progressive legislation making its way through the Nevada legislature.

At our meeting, we will also hear about upcoming MVCAN initiatives and actions in March and April from our awesome leaders!

MVCAN Monthly Meeting
Sun. March 3,   5 pm - 6:30 pm NEW TIME!

Mill Valley Community Center,  180 Camino Alto

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IMMIGRATION/CIVIL RIGHTS TEAM MEETING Sunday, March 3 at 4pm (New Time)

Civil Rights/Immigration Team Meeting

Sun. March 3 at 4 pm (note new time prior to MVCAN monthly meeting)

Mill Valley Community Center, 180 Camino Alto


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FILM SCREENING AND DISCUSSION
Light in the Darkness” - Tues. Mar 5

The Osher Marin JCC joins with Canal Alliance and Not in Our Town, Niot.org, to present an evening dedicated to developing a bridge-building stance against hate and intolerance.

Film Screening of Light in the Darkness

Tues. March 5, 6:00 - 9:00 pm
Osher Marin Jewish Community Center

200 N San Pedro Road, San Rafael

Following the film, there will be a panel discussion, featuring speakers:

  • Diana Bishop - San Rafael Police Chief

  • Mary Jane Burke - Marin County Superintendent of Schools

  • Lucia Martel - Immigration and Social Services Director, Canal Alliance

  • Peg Sandel - Head of School, Brandeis Marin

RSVP: Here

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SUPPORT MVCAN ECO TEAM IN REDUCING PLASTIC WASTE IN MARIN - Mon. March 18

You can help make a difference in reducing plastic waste in Mill Valley. MVCAN Eco Team is asking people to show up at Mill Valley City Hall during the Council’s Open Time session (at the beginning of their meeting) to support a request for Mill Valley to adopt an ordinance restricting single use plastic foodware.

Mill Valley City Council Meeting - Open Time
Mon. March 18,  6:20 pm

26 Corte Madera Ave., Corte Madera

If you can attend please email Marilyn Price mprice@the-acorn.com so we can coordinate our presentation.

Similar plastic waste reducing ordinances have recently passed in San Anselmo, Berkeley, Alameda and other cities around the country. Let’s make Mill Valley next!

MVCAN Eco Team at Mill Valley City Hall in 2017.

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JOIN WITH “MOMS DEMAND ACTION” for GUN SAFETY ON ADVOCACY DAY - Monday, Mar 18 in Sacramento


MVCAN members are invited to join with the Marin Chapter of Moms Demand Action as they meet in Sacramento for 2019 Advocacy Day for gun safety. They  will be hosting trainings and then attending meetings to speak with State Legislators about the bills they are supporting, including increased funding from the California Violence Intervention and Prevention Program (CalVIP).  

Please join in and support the hundreds of Moms Demand Action members who will be attending from all over California.

ADVOCACY DAY

Monday, March 18, 10am - 4pm

California State Capitol (S Lawn Capitol Steps)

  • 1315 10th St, Sacramento

RSVP Here

For more information and transportation info, please contact Helen Rosen at california@momschapterleaders.org.

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REPORT BACK FROM KIMBERLY ELLIS FUNDRAISER

MVCAN members and other supporters held a terrific fundraiser at Lisa Christensen’s house on Thursday for Kimberly Ellis, the inspiring candidate for California Democratic Party Chair,

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TEDxMARIN EVENT - THE FUTURE OF DEMOCRACY
- Thurs. April 18, San Rafael

MVCAN members have a special invitation to attend an exciting TED TALK event in Marin with Harvard Scholar Lawrence Lessig and political satirist Will Durst on “The Future of Democracy.”

Thurs. April 18,  7:30 pm - 9 30 pm

Angelico Hall, Dominican University

50 Acacia Ave, San Rafael

MVCAN members will get a special insider discount on tickets, because we are a partner organization for the event,  With our VIP discount it is only $24.50 (plus ticket fees).

REGISTER with your discount: Here

Note: This TED event is expected to sell out in advance!  

Lawrence Lessig will speak about the corruption at the heart of American politics, caused by the dependence of candidates on funding from the tiniest percentage of citizens. That’s the argument at the core of his life long work about Democracy. Fundamentally cross-partisan, and incredibly hopeful, Mr. Lessig conveys a roadmap for a democracy we could reclaim.

Will Durst, who will be opening the event, is acknowledged by peers and press alike as one of the premier political satirists in the country. The New York Times calls him “possibly the best political comic in the country.”

Join in this timely TEDx event. It promises to be an inspiring and even humorous look at the Future of Democracy

For further details, see here.


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REPORT BACK FROM RALLY TO OPPOSE TRUMP’S FAKE EMERGENCY

Dozens of MVCAN members showed up along with 250 other grassroots Marin activists in San Rafael on President’s day to protest the Republican outrages.


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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.

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 still celebrating the incredible outcome of the 2018 Midterms. Over the past 2 years, our dedicated group of volunteers called, texted and canvassed voters in our focus CA Congressional Districts along with NV & AZ. They helped win all 7 of the 7 flippable CA Congressional Districts, along with the Senate seats in NV & AZ. As we look to 2019, we are weighing many options which include strengthening the position of our newly elected CA House Representatives, voter registration drives and the state level elections in November--and of course, the Special Congressional Elections which will result in Trump Cabinet members being fired and replaced with Congressional Republicans.

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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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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