FEATURED IN THIS WEEK’S MVCAN BULLETIN:
MVCAN 2ND ANNUAL BBQ - ACTIVIST AWARDS - Sun. July 22
MEET THE DEMOCRATIC CONGRESSIONAL CANDIDATE FOR CD-10, JOSH HARDER, AT SAN RAFAEL FUNDRAISER - Sun. July 29
LAUNCH OF MVCAN MIDTERM SPECIAL TASK FORCE
SAVE THE DATE - MVCAN MONTHLY MEETING - Sun. Aug. 12
ELECTORAL TEAM PHONE/ TEXT BANK TRAINING
COME CANVASS WITH MVCAN IN TRACY!
REPORT BACK FROM JULY 4TH PARADE AND “FAMILIES BELONG TOGETHER” MARCHES
MVCAN SECOND ANNUAL BBQ - Sun. July 22
LET'S CHILL OUT BEFORE WE TURN UP THE HEAT
FOR MIDTERM ELECTIONS
You’re invited to the MVCAN Barbecue and Activist Awards Celebration Sunday, July 22. Come help us honor our colleagues and our collective successes over the past year!
We will be BBQing on the Patio and frolicking in the Meadow at the Homestead Valley Community Center.
MVCAN 2nd Annual BBQ
Sunday, July 22, 4:00 -7:00 pm
Homestead Valley Community Center Meadow and Patio
Bring your favorite salad, hors d’oeuvre or dessert dish or just bring drinks. MVCAN will supply meat and veggie alternatives to barbecue.
Please Let Us Know You’re Coming (so we can plan appropriately).
Email Carol Korenbrot, firstname.lastname@example.org, to RSVP and tell us who you are and what you’d like to bring. Or just bring yourself – there will be plenty for everyone!
At the BBQ, MVCAN is setting the pace for Zero Waste Marin.We encourage you to bring your own reusable dishes, utensils, cups/glasses and take them home with you. Parking is limited–call a friend and carpool or bike to the event.
BBQ Graphic: Craig Frazier.
“FLIP THE HOUSE” PARTY
FOR CONGRESSIONAL CANDIDATE JOSH HARDER
Sun. July 29
The Midterms Are Starting to Heat Up: You are Invited to a “Flip the House” Party in San Rafael
MEET THE CANDIDATE!
Join us at a fundraiser at a private home in San Rafael for Democratic nominee for Congress in California’s 10th District, Josh Harder, Sunday, July 29, 3:00 - 5:00 pm
There may be nothing more important than flipping the House in 2018. Josh Harder is running as Democratic nominee for Congress in California’s 10th District (Modesto).
Suggested contribution levels for the fundraiser start at $100 for Guests and rise to $2700 for Partners Click Here to RSVP or Donate Address of the Fundraiser is provided when you RSVP.
If you would like to RSVP without purchasing a ticket, or to learn more about Josh, email Simon Korn at Simon@HarderForCongress.com
MVCAN is joining with Democracy Action Marin, Swing Left Marin and Blue Wave Marin to host this Josh Harder event. We are proud to be a co-host for the Democratic candidate in this “MUST FLIP” congressional district. We are looking for contributing volunteers, food, drinks, etc. For more information, contact Carol Korenbrot, email@example.com.
SPECIAL MVCAN MIDTERM TASK FORCE
Midterm Task Force in action. Photo: Larry Litvak.
MVCAN has launched a new leadership group, the “MVCAN Midterm Task Force.” Acting in conjunction with our Electoral Team, the goal of the new Midterm Task Force is to ramp up MVCAN electoral capacity, so we can influence elections and take back the House in November 2018.
We need your help with recruiting, training and coordinating volunteers over the next 4 months. Contact Debra Newton at firstname.lastname@example.org to volunteer.
The Midterm Task Force will be contacting each and every MVCAN member to invite them to help out before November. Watch for your call or email from us.
MVCAN MONTHLY MEETING
KICK-OFF FOR MIDTERMS
Sun. Aug. 12
MVCAN Monthly Meeting. Photo: Fabrice Florin.
SAVE THE DATE!
SUNDAY AUGUST 12, 6:00 - 8:00 pm
Mill Valley Community Center
180 Camino Alto, Mill Valley
Help us launch an awesome all-MVCAN effort to mobilize in support of Democratic candidates.
Meet the MVCAN Midterm Special Task Force Team for a welcome, orientation and planning. More details in the next MVCAN newsletter.
ELECTORAL TEAM PHONE/TEXT BANKING
Phone bankers at work in May. Photo: June Cooperman.
We are gearing up for an intensive fight leading to taking back Congress at the midterms! Let’s all work together and create a more just America for all.
The coalition that is forming amongst different Resistance groups with different approaches indicates that the various shades of blue that make up the Resistance can come together–both around the state and around the country, to help flip both the House and Senate in November.
Our thanks to Susan Bolle and her team for maintaining an outstanding record of excellence in training for Phone/Text Banking. The Electoral Team is always assisting where needed and smoothing the way for a gratifying volunteer experience.
Upcoming Phone/Text Bank
The Electoral Team’s experienced leaders are always on hand to help guide you through the process and if you're new to calling or texting voters, they will teach you step-by-step.
Please bring your charged cell phone and a laptop, ipad or tablet, and earbuds with a mic to the phone/text bank.
MVCAN Phone/Text Banking
Sat. July 14, 2:30 - 4:30pm in Sausalito
Sign up: Sausalito Phone/Text Bank - July 14
Democracy Action Marin is also hosting two more July phone/ text banks
Weds. July 18 and Weds. July 25 4:00 - 6:00 pm
They will be calling for California Congressional candidates in the flippable Districts.
1334 4th Street, San Rafael - No need to sign up.
CANVASSING IN TRACY - Sat. July 14
MVCAN members Robbie Gribble and Annie Cooperman canvassing in Tracy, CA.
There are lots of great opportunities coming up to canvass voters in CD10 (Tracy, Modesto, Turlock) to help flip Congress in the 2018 midterms.
MVCAN will be canvassing for Josh Harder for Congress in Tracy on the 2nd Saturday of each month
Canvassing in Tracy
Saturday, July 14, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
More information and sign-up: Canvass in Tracy.
Join MVCAN members who canvass for Josh Harder in conjunction with Swing Left Marin and the Greater Tracy Democrats. You don’t have to have done it before–training and an experienced partner provided.
Email Larry Litvak (email@example.com) about carpooling to Tracy.
REPORT BACK FROM JULY 4th PARADE AND "FAMILIES BELONG TOGETHER" MARCHES
June Cooperman, Carol Korenbrot and Berta Segall McDonnell at the Larkspur/ Corte Madera July 4th Parade. Photo: Lynda Cornejo.
MVCANers and other local grassroots groups joined Rep. Jared Huffman’s parade entourage in the Larkspur/ Corte Madera July 4th Parade for the second year in a row. We had a terrific time marching, dancing and spreading the word about MVCAN!
Congratulations to our friends at Tam Makers for winning the award for best Adult Motorized entry in the parade.
MVCANers were also out in force for the nationwide "Families Belong Together" Marches and Rallies on June 30. We were well represented in San Francisco, Fairfax, Petaluma, Richmond and elsewhere. Multiple members returned from the march/rally to make calls and texts to voters in key districts.
MVCAN members at the San Francisco "Families Belong Together" March and Rally. Photo: Suz Lipman.
MVCAN's Bernard Catalinotto with former Rep. Lynn Woolsey at the March/ Rally in Petaluma. Photo: Roberta Catalinotto.
MVCAN's Marilyn Price at the March/ Rally in Fairfax. Photo: Martha Ture.
JOIN AN ACTION TEAM
WANT TO GET MORE INVOLVED in a specific issue? 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 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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