FEATURED IN THIS WEEK’S MVCAN BULLETIN:
JOIN MVCAN FOR MASS CLIMATE MOBILIZATION IN SF - Sat. Sept. 8
plus Affiliate Climate Event at College of Marin - Sat. Sept. 15
MVCAN MONTHLY MEETING - NEW DATE - Sun. Sept. 16, MV Community Center, 5:00 - 6:30 pm
ELECTORAL TEAM: PHONE/TEXT BANKING/ CANVASSING/ TRAINING
ANNA PLETCHER DA RACE CAMPAIGN LAUNCH - Wed. Sept. 5th!
and NEW Phone Bank to Support Anna - Tues. Aug. 28, Mill Valley
MVCAN MIDTERM TASK FORCE LAUNCH AUG 12 WAS A SMASH HIT!
HELP GIVE MVCAN’S “AIRLIFT” A HUGE BOOST
REP. JARED HUFFMAN TOWN HALL - Tues. Aug. 28, College of Marin
TAKE ACTION TO BLOCK KAVANAUGH’S SUPREME COURT NOMINATION -Rally Sun. Aug. 26 in SF - and more
IMMIGRATION/CIVIL RIGHTS EVENTS & TEAM MEETING - Sun. Sept. 16, 4:15 pm (before MVCAN monthly meeting)
NEVADA CONGRESSWOMAN JACKY ROSEN FUNDRAISER - Mon. Aug. 27, Mill Valley
ANDREW KIM (NJ-03) FOR CONGRESS FUNDRAISER - Wed. Sept. 19, Corte Madera
SING-ALONG FOR A PEACEFUL WORLD, The Redwoods, Mill Valley - Wed. Sept. 5
MASS CLIMATE MARCH IN SF - GET ON THE BUS!
JOIN FELLOW MVCAN MARCHERS - Sat. Sept. 8
Photo: Suz Lipman.
Please join MVCAN in turning out for the MASSIVE Climate March in SF.
People’s Climate March
Sat. Sept. 8, Start time 11:00 am
March from Embarcadero Center to the Civic Center Plaza in SF
Register for the March Here.
The March will precede Governor Brown’s Global Climate Action Summit from Sept 12 - 14 in San Francisco. We in the Bay Area have a chance to help create the biggest climate protest on the West Coast ever – one that will attract people from all over the world!
Join your fellow MVCANers! It’s Time to Get on the Bus!
Buses sponsored by RISE for Climate, Jobs and Justice will be available to take you from Mill Valley to the SF Climate March and back (returning at 3:30 pm from the Civic Center vicinity).
TO BUY BUS TICKETS, sign up here.
Be sure to answer “Question 1” (with what group are you affiliated? – MVCAN) and “Question 2” (what is your preferred pick-up location – probably Mill Valley).
There are also public bus options for getting to the SF March. You can pick up a Golden Gate Transit bus #70 or #30 along Highway 101. You can also check the ferry schedule from Larkspur or Sausalito.
Climate March and Rally Schedule
Start Time: People will gather at 4 Embarcadero Center, SF, at 10am and start to march at 11am. We will march to the Civic Center Plaza for a rally/art/music.
MVCAN will be arranging to march with our Marin environmental and social justice partners so we can all sing with the Freedom Singers during the March.
If you want to take other transport to San Francisco, but still meet up with MVCANers there, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. For questions: please call Jenny Tomkins at 608-609-4441.
“Getting to Paris Without Stopping in Washington”
September 15th Marin Affiliate Event to Climate March
MVCAN is co-sponsoring a global action climate summit event on Saturday, September 15, at the College of Marin:
Fabulous Nationally Recognized Guest Speakers:
Christiana Figueres, internationally renowned chief architect of the United Nations Paris Climate Agreement
Matt Rodriquez, California EPA Secretary
Congressman Jared Huffman and other climate leaders
Come participate in a forum on how citizens and communities can take charge of solving climate change.
Marin Climate Action Showcase
Sat. Sept. 15 - 5:30 pm sample local drinks and tastes - 7:00 pm speakers
College of Marin Gymnasium, 835 College Ave, Kentfield
For information & tickets: www.leadonclimate.org
MVCAN MONTHLY MEETING - NEW DATE! Sun. Sept. 16
Mill Valley Community Center, 5:00 - 6:30 pm
Join us for our next MVCAN monthly meeting and get updated on the latest midterm electoral strategies and opportunities for participating. There will be guest speakers, the latest from MVCAN's Airlift, and more!
The Mill Valley Community Center is located at 180 Camino Alto, Mill Valley.
PHONE/TEXT BANKING, CANVASSING, AND TRAINING
Midterm Task Force hard at work. Photo: Eileen Fisher
UPCOMING PHONE/TEXT BANKS- Wednesdays & Saturdays
To find dates/times and sign-up for phone/text banking, see the latest MVCAN Midterm Volunteer Weekly Bulletin.
Phone/Text Banking will, in general, take place weekly in Sausalito, San Rafael and Corte Madera.
UPCOMING CANVASSING OPPORTUNITIES
Join MVCAN members who canvass for Josh Harder in CD-10 (Modesto, Tracy, and Turlock, CA). You don’t need prior experience – training and an experienced partner will be provided.
To find a complete list of dates/times for canvassing, see the latest MVCAN Midterm Volunteer Weekly Bulletin.
This Sunday, Aug. 26, Join in a first-time opportunity to canvass with fellow MVCAN members in Modesto. The MVCAN Midterm Task Force is expanding our canvassing efforts to include Modesto, which is by far the largest city in district CD-10. Modesto voters will be critical to the effort to elect Josh Harder to Congress!
Canvass for Josh Harder (CD-10) in Modesto
Sun. Aug. 26, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
More info and sign-up with Harder campaign canvass: Here
In addition, let MVCAN know you are coming: Here
For general information, visit the MVCAN Electoral Team page.
Gratified and well-fed group of MVCAN canvassers following lunch after July 14 Tracy canvass. Photo: Larry Litvak.
ANNA PLETCHER DA RACE CAMPAIGN LAUNCH
AND PHONE BANK
Anna Pletcher (second from right) with members of MVCAN's leadership.
Join MVCAN's endorsed DA candidate Anna Pletcher for her Campaign Kickoff! The Kickoff will be an opportunity for Anna to thank supporters for our victory in the June primary—and share how you can get involved to help Anna win on November 6. Let’s join in and help get her elected!
Wed. Sept. 5, 6:30 - 8:00 pm
VenturePad - 1020 B St, San Rafael
PLUS MVCANers can start NOW helping Anna Pletcher’s campaign:
PHONE BANKING FOR ANNA AT PETER GRAUMANN’S HOUSE
Tues. Aug. 28, 5:30 - 7:30 pm.
111 Cornelia Avenue, Mill Valley
To RSVP or more info: email@example.com, 415-203-1441
(The house is located between Summit and Lovell Aves. Parking is tight, but space is usually available on Lovell Ave. around Old Mill School. Refreshments will be served.)
PHONE BANKING FOR ANNA AT JENNIFER TOMKINS’ HOUSE
Tues. Sept. 4, 5:30-7:30pm
240 Del Casa Drive, Mill Valley
(Parking is scarce, so carpools can park and meet up on Camelita Ave. off Blithedale Ave. or call Jennifer at 608-609-4441, and someone will come to pick you up.)
NOTE: For Phone Banking bring a laptop/tablet with its power cord and a mobile phone with earbuds if you have them. A campaign volunteer will show us how to make the calls and provide a a script of what to say.
Mill Valley is crucial to Anna’s victory so please make an effort to attend one or more of these events. We are planning to have phone banks weekly (please let us know if you can offer your home) and canvass Southern Marin voters each weekend.
If you have any questions or want to host a phone bank, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org, MVCAN’s contact for Anna Pletcher campaign activities.
MVCAN MIDTERM TASK FORCE LAUNCH
AUG. 12 WAS A SMASH HIT!
Packed MVCAN meeting to launch the Midterm Task Force. Photo: Suz Lipman.
The Midterm Task Force Launch at the MVCAN monthly meeting on August 12 had a fantastic response from MVCAN members and new volunteers. About 120 members showed up–an overflow crowd. And 100 members filled out pledges to participate in MVCAN’s electoral efforts going forward!
Several volunteers shared their successful phone/ text banking and canvassing experiences. Larry Litvak and Susan Bolle gave us a great overview of the Midterm Task Force’s strategic and practical plans to get out the vote and take back the Congress on Nov. 6.
If you would like to receive weekly midterm action bulletins and get involved at this crucial time, contact Larry Litvak: email@example.com.
HELP AIRLIFT GET A HUGE BOOST FROM THE
MOVEMENT VOTER PROJECT
Airlift raised $7,000 last week at its 9th house party, hosted by MVCAN member Anne Graham. Photo: June Cooperman.
AIRLIFT is MVCAN’s awesome fundraising project which provides a way to donate to grassroots groups working in battleground districts all over the country for the 2018 midterm elections.
Why Airlift? Airlift strategically aims your money at grassroots groups working neighbor-to-neighbor in 22 winnable congressional districts.
You can help Airlift get a $50,000 boost from the Movement Voter Project.
When Airlift was just getting started with the help of the Movement Voter Project, MVP made us an offer we couldn’t refuse: When we hit $150,000 in donations, they would kick in an additional $50,000. The offer is still on the table and we’re getting close.
A few weeks ago, Airlift passed the $100,000 mark. Then Credo Action told their members about us, and more MVCAN members stepped up, and we hit $125,000! As we head for $150,000, we need your help to get there!The best way to help? Throw a house party and invite your friends. You supply the food and drinks, we take care of everything else. To volunteer, contact firstname.lastname@example.org. To donate: www.airlift.fund.
CONGRESSMAN JARED HUFFMAN TOWN HALL MEETING - Tues. Aug. 28
Please join Jared Huffman and expert panelists for a Holding the President Accountable Town Hall.
The panel discussion will focus on ways that Congress and the courts can hold the White House accountable, make sure that the government works for the people, and clean up corruption and self-enrichment in the administration.
Panelists will include:
Audrey Cooper, Editor-in-Chief, San Francisco Chronicle
Caroline Fredrickson, President, American Constitution Society for Law & Policy
Town Hall Meeting - Congressman Jared Huffman
Tues. Aug. 28, 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
James Dunn Theater, College of Marin, Kentfield, CA
(on the corner of Sir Francis Drake Boulevard and Laurel Avenue)
Please click here for a map of the campus."PA" marks the location of the theater.
Please click here to register.
This event is free and open to the public. Seating is limited and will be filled on a first come, first served basis up to capacity. (Note: Even if you have registered above, plan to arrive early to ensure you get a seat.)
TAKE ACTION TO BLOCK BRETT KAVANAUGH’S NOMINATION TO THE SUPREME COURT Sun. Aug. 26, and more
ACTION UPDATE: On MVCAN members' behalf, MVCAN leaders are meeting with Sen. Dianne Feinstein’s State Director to lobby her to use every tool at her disposal to prevent Kavanaugh’s appointment.
Here are two action opportunities for you to help prevent Kavanaugh’s confirmation:
1. National Day Of Action: Participate in a national action taking place in all 50 states to demand all senators vote No and do everything in their power to stop Trump's extremist Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh
Unite for Justice: Bay Area to #StopKavanaugh
Sun. Aug. 26 - 1:00 pm
Civic Center, San Francisco
Find other Unite for Justice National Day of Action events around the U.S.
2. Make Phone Calls: Thanks to our partners, Organizing for Action, you can participate and help to block Kavanaugh’s confirmation by phoning voters in Maine and Alaska. Ask the voters in the home states of Senator Collins (Maine) and Murkowski (Alaska) to keep the pressure on their own senators to vote against Brett Kavanaugh for Supreme Court.
YOU CAN CALL FROM YOUR HOME USING A WEB TOOL THAT IS VERY CONSUMER-FRIENDLY!
Just email Susanne Huttner, of OFA (Organizing for Action), at email@example.com, to let her know you would like to do some phoning. Susanne will set you up with the web tool, provide a script and a script for leaving voicemail messages.
IMMIGRATION/CIVIL RIGHTS EVENTS &
TEAM MEETING Sun. Sept. 16
Photo: Congregation BethEl, Berkeley.
Please join in our next Immigration/Civil Rights meeting:
MVCAN Immigration/Civil Rights Team Meeting
Sun. Sept. 16, 4:15 pm (before the MVCAN monthly meeting)
Mill Valley Community Center, MV
SPECIAL EVENT Aug. 26: Come hear speakers from the Canal Alliance give an update on local immigration issues.
Fernando Barreto and Lauren Silver from the Canal Alliance will talk about how current immigration laws are affecting our neighbors here in Marin County. They will also discuss the work of the Canal Alliance and the ways you can help to create justice for immigrants in Marin and elsewhere.
Sun. Aug. 26, 2018, 11:15 am - 12:15 pm
Westminster Presbyterian Church (Fireside Room), 240 Tiburon Blvd, Tiburon
(across from The Cove Shopping Center)
FUNDRAISER FOR US SENATE CANDIDATE JACKY ROSEN (D-Nevada)
MEET CANDIDATE Congresswoman Jacky Rosen of Nevada, who is running to unseat one of the most vulnerable Republican Senators, Dean Heller. A victory for Jacky Rosen in November will pave the way to flipping the U.S. Senate in the midterm elections!
You are invited to a reception at a private residence in Mill Valley:
Meet Congresswoman Jacky Rosen (D-NV)
Mon. Aug. 27, 5:30 - 7pm
Click Here to RSVP and/or make a donation.
Suggested donations range from $500-$3,500. The event will be family-friendly, and children are welcome.
Congresswoman Rosen is a champion of the environment and education. She currently sits on the House Committees for the Armed Services and for Science, Space and Technology. Please join us for evening of Q&A with Jacky Rosen and help to flip this seat!
FUNDRAISER FOR US HOUSE DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATE ANDY KIM, NEW JERSEY DISTRICT-03
Blue Wave Marin has been looking to identify key candidates nationally who have a very strong chance to flip a seat in the House in the midterm elections.
You are invited to a Blue Wave Marin event to meet and support Andy Kim, a very strong candidate from a “toss up” New Jersey district, at a private home in Corte Madera. Special guest, Congressman Eric Swallwell.
Meet Democratic Candidate Andy Kim (NJ-03)
Wed. Sept. 19, 6:00 - 8:00 pm
Click Here to RSVP and/or make a donation.
The reception will take place at the home of Kathy and Michael Dennison in Corte Madera. Suggested donation is $250.
MVCAN IS FRIEND OF SING-ALONG AT REDWOODS
WED. SEPT. 5
Sing for a Better World, Sept. 2017. Photo: Fabrice Florin.
Wednesday, September 5, 7:00-9:00 pm “Sing-along for a Peaceful World” with Reed Fromer at the Redwoods Retirement Community Auditorium, 40 Camino Alto, Mill Valley. Hosted by Mill Valley Seniors for Peace & the Freedom Singers,All attending will sing together to celebrate struggles and visions for a peaceful world. View the flyer here. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
Thank you for all you do!
– June, Bernard, Suz, Danny, Eileen, Rebecca, and everyone at MVCAN
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