FEATURED IN THIS WEEK’S MVCAN BULLETIN:
MVCAN MONTHLY MEETING - NEW DATE - Sun. Sept. 16, MV Community Center, 5:00 - 6:30 pm
EXCITING CLIMATE EVENT AT COLLEGE OF MARIN - Sat. Sept. 15 (and ECO team meeting Wed. Sept. 12)
ELECTORAL TEAM: PHONE/TEXT BANKING/ CANVASSING/ TRAINING for MIDTERMS and ANNA PLETCHER for MARIN DA
FUNDRAISER FOR MARIN COUNTY SUPERVISOR KATE SEARS - Sun. Sept. 23
IMMIGRATION/CIVIL RIGHTS EVENTS & TEAM MEETING - Sun. Sept. 16, MV Community Center Lobby 4:15 pm (before MVCAN monthly meeting)
ANNUAL DEMOCRATIC PARTY GALA EVENT - Sat. Sept. 22
MARIN VOLUNTEER RECRUITMENT FAIR - Sun. Sept. 16
REPORT ON SEPT. 4 MVCAN LEADERS’ MEETING WITH SENATOR FEINSTEIN’S DIRECTOR
ANDREW KIM (NJ-03) FOR CONGRESS FUNDRAISER - Wed. Sept. 19, Corte Madera
MVCAN MONTHLY MEETING - NEW DATE! Sun. Sept. 16
Mill Valley Community Center, 5:00 - 6:30 pm
August MVCAN monthly meeting. Photo: Suz Lipman.
Join us for our next MVCAN monthly meeting and get updated on the latest midterm electoral strategies and opportunities for participating.
Our Sun. Sept. 16 monthly meeting will give you the latest updates on the races we are supporting, as well as other key races. We will hear about recent poll results and new opportunities to support races financially.
There will be a briefing on MVCAN's Airlift grassroots fundraising program by Danny Altman, Chair of the Airlift Team.
Please join us!
MVCAN MONTHLY MEETING
Sun. Sept. 16, 5:00 - 6:30 pm
Mill Valley Community Center, 180 Camino Alto
“GETTING TO PARIS WITHOUT STOPPING IN WASHINGTON” MARIN AFFILIATE EVENT TO CLIMATE MARCH - Sat. Sept. 15
MVCAN is co-sponsoring a global action climate summit event on Sat. Sept. 15, at College of Marin.
Global climate leader Christiana Figueres is coming to speak at this important event, because Marin has its own impressive story to tell about taking the initiative to meet and surpass the all-important goals of the Paris Climate Agreement.
Come hear that story, savor local wines and treats, and meet the amazing array of groups and people working to heal the planet.
Fabulous Nationally Recognized Guest Speakers:
Christiana Figueres, internationally renowned chief architect of the United Nations Paris Climate Agreement
Daniel Kammen of the Nobel-Prize-winning Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
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
See the flyer here.
MVCAN ECO WARRIOR TEAM MEETING
Weds. Sept. 12, 7:00-8:30 pm
Southern Marin Water Treatment Plant
450 Sycamore Ave. (across from the Mill Valley Middle School).
(This team normally meets First Weds., but did not meet Sept. 5, as members participated in "Sing for a Better World" at the Redwoods.) For more info or to RSVP, please contact Marilyn Price, email@example.com The team welcomes your input and your help!
PHONE/TEXT BANKING, CANVASSING, AND TRAINING for MIDTERMS & ANNA PLETCHER for MARIN DA
Midterm Task Force hard at work. Photo: Eileen Fisher
UPCOMING PHONE/TEXT BANKS
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 four times a week in Sausalito, San Rafael, and Corte Madera.
In response to midterm elections heating up, DemAction Marin and Sister District Project Marin are setting up a new, expanded opportunity for phone/text banking in Sausalito to include Sundays as well as Saturdays.
New! Sunday Phone/Text Bank - Sausalito - Sept. 9, 2:00 -4:30 pm
Sign up here to learn more about the Sept. 9 and all phone/ text banks.
Our new Sunday phone/text banks will continue in Sausalito every Sunday through Nov 4.
Come help support MVCAN’s endorsed candidate,
Anna Pletcher, for Marin DA.
Phone bank for Anna Pletcher for DA campaign
Tues. Sept. 11, 5:30-7:30 pm
Marin Democratic Party Headquarters
1344 4th St. (at D Street)
All are welcome - just show up
We will be concentrating on calls to Mill Valley voters. We’re getting lots of positive responses from calls we’ve made the last two weeks.
Successful Anna Pletcher Campaign Launch and Phone Banks
Last Weds. a huge crowd turned out to support Anna Pletcher’s campaign launch in San Rafael. In addition, over the past two weeks, enthusiastic MVCAN phonebank volunteers have called for Anna.
Anna Pletcher (center) drops by the MVCAN phone bank. (Photo: Penni Gladstone.)
UPCOMING CANVASSING OPPORTUNITIES
Go to the latest MVCAN Midterm Volunteer Weekly Bulletin to find a complete list of dates/times for canvassing.
Come join the many MVCAN members who canvass for Josh Harder in CD-10 (Modesto, Tracy, and Turlock). You don’t need prior experience – training and an experienced partner will be provided.
If you would like to receive weekly midterm action bulletins, contact Larry Litvak: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Some of the 30 MVCAN canvassers training in Tracy on Sept. 8.
FUNDRAISING RECEPTION FOR MARIN COUNTY SUPERVISOR KATE SEARS - Sun. Sept. 23
Kate Sears (holding banner) marching in the 2018 MV Memorial Day Parade. Photo: Suz Lipman.
Please join Marin County Supervisor Kate Sears in a birthday / fundraising reception at Ravenscourt in Mill Valley!
This event will benefit the Kate Sears campaign for Marin County Supervisor. Many of us know Kate Sears, who has been a tireless supporter of many activities of MVCAN. In the past two years as Supervisor, Kate has been proud to launch countywide sea-level-rise adaptation and greenhouse gas reduction initiatives, promote age-friendly services and programs, and enhance community fire readiness and resilience.
Invitations with all of the information for the event will be sent in early September, but in the meantime, please add this event to your calendar and let us know if you plan to attend.
You can RSVP today by emailing SearsForSupervisor@gmail.com.
Fundraiser for Kate Sears
Sun. Sept. 23, 4:00 to 6:00 pm
The Ravenscourt, 42 Miller Ave.
Mill Valley, CA
Space will be limited for this event, so if you would like to attend, please be sure to RSVP as soon as you can.
IMMIGRATION/CIVIL RIGHTS EVENTS AND TEAM MEETING - Sun. Sept. 16
Photo: Congregation BethEl, Berkeley.
Please join the next MVCAN Immigration/Civil Rights Team meeting.
Immigration/Civil Rights Meeting
Sun. Sept. 16, 4:15 pm (before the MVCAN monthly meeting)
Mill Valley Community Center, MV
OTHER TEAM EVENTS
For info about the above events, contact Diane Goldman, email@example.com.
ANNUAL DEMOCRATIC PARTY GALA EVENT - Sat. Sept. 22
Join with many other MVCAN members and attend the annual Democratic Party Gala!
The keynote speaker will be Steve Phillips, NY Times bestselling author of Brown is the New White. Other special guest speakers will be Tony Thurmond, candidate for State Superintendent of Schools, and Daraka Larimore-Hall, Vice Chair of the California Democratic Party.
DEMOCRATIC GALA - DINING WITH DEMOCRATS
Sat. Sept. 22, 5:30-8:30 PM
Corte Madera Community Center, 498 Tamalpais Dr.
This event will probably sell out. Buy Advance Tickets Now!
MARIN "TAKE BACK CONGRESS" VOLUNTEER RECRUITMENT FAIR - Sun. Sept .16
MVCAN is one of the many Marin activist groups participating in this county-wide event. Come learn about many ways you can volunteer and choose those that fit with your schedule and interests. At the end, you will be able to sign up on the spot for electoral actions you can take, both in Marin and in neighboring red districts.
MARIN VOLUNTEER FAIR
Sun. Sept. 16, 3:00 - 5:30 PM
San Rafael Community Center, 618 B St.
REPORT ON MVCAN LEADERS’ MEETING WITH SENATOR FEINSTEIN’S STATE DIRECTOR
Photo: Carlos Avila Gonzalez, SFGate.
Several MVCAN leaders met with Senator Feinstein's State Director, Sean Elsbernd (pictured), on Tues. Sept. 4. We described our successful MVCAN August 12 meeting, the organization of several hundred activists, and our plans to closely monitor and follow up the activity.
We delivered MVCAN’s expectations that Senator Feinstein provide effective leadership in opposing Kavanagh at the Senate committee hearings. Sean said he has been meeting with many progressive groups like MVCAN, who have been urging the Democrats to push back hard against the Republicans’ rushed and completely inadequate committee process. It is evident from the aggressive challenges and questioning by Democrats at Kavanaugh’s hearing that these demands are having an effect. MVCAN has become one of the influential voices in our efforts to communicate progressive values and goals to our elected leaders.
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. Andy is a previous Obama National Security adviser who is going up against Republican Congressman Tom MacArthur (the author of TrumpCare, which would have gutted pre-existing conditions protections, as well as the co-sponsor of the NRA’s Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act).
Andy Kim has been endorsed by Obama. This race has recently been rated “flippable” in all the recent polls.
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.
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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