MVCAN UPCOMING EVENTS
|PHONE/TEXT BANKING- Nov 4, 5, 6, 7 (See new times and locations for this week listed below.) https://demaction.us/events/|
MVCAN ANNIVERSARY EVENT - Sat, Nov 11,
doors open 7pm/show 8pm - Get your tickets before they sell out: https://mvcan.eventbrite.com/
|NATIONAL CLIMATE DAY OF ACTION - Sunday, Nov 12th, 4pm, San Rafael Community Center|
Scroll down for more details on these upcoming events.
PHONE BANK FOR IMPORTANT ELECTIONS -
Nov 4 through Nov 7
WE'RE IN THE FINAL STRETCH - HELP US WIN VIRGINIA!
Many thanks to all of you who in the past months have been making calls and texting.Last week we had more than 20 volunteers phoning and getting trained on texting from home to voters in Virginia.
This coming week is the final push to win Virginia! GET OUT THE VOTE! ELECTION DAY IS TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 7TH.
This is your chance to roll up your sleeves and get to work on winning control of Virginia, an important purple state where we could prevent another decade of voter suppression and rigged maps.
We will have 4 phone banks/text banks during the next week starting Saturday, 11/4
WE ARE BACK IN OUR OFFICE IN SAUSALITO FOR THE WEEKEND DAYS (Sat, 11/4 and Sun, 11/5).
WE WILL BE WORKING FROM SYLVIA’S HOUSE IN ROSS ON THE WEEKDAYS (Mon, 11/6 and Tues, 11/7).
Phone Banking/Texting Dates and Registration
Please register to phone/text bank. You will get directions and details once you have registered. Training is provided.
SATURDAY, NOV 4, 1-4PM in Sausalito: Register Here
SUNDAY, NOV 5, 1-4PM in Sausalito: Register Here
MONDAY, NOV 6, 2-5PM in Ross: Register Here
TUESDAY, ELECTION DAY, NOV 7, 10:30AM-1:30PM in Ross: Register Here
In addition to phoning, we will be using the texting app “Ground Game” to text voters in Virginia for the Virginia State House and Gubernatorial elections to be held Nov. 7. If we can turn out the same voters who went to the polls November 8, 2016, we will win!
Come Celebrate One Year of Community Action in
Our Anniversary Party!
Join us for an evening of music, dance and storytelling at the Throckmorton Theatre in Mill Valley, on Saturday, November 11th. Doors open at 7pm, the show starts at 8pm.
The MVCAN-Do Revue will feature talented local performers including Matt Jaffe, Reed Fromer, the Shady Ladies, RoCo Dance and more! We will also honor community members who took political action this year.
There are only a few tickets left! Get your tickets here: https://mvcan.eventbrite.com/
If you can’t make it, would you like to make a donation to support MVCAN? You can do that right on our ticket page!
Ticket sales and donations will support MVCAN activities such as community outreach, meeting rentals, equipment, phone banking, training, canvassing, printing, and special events.
For more info about our community celebration, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org .
We hope to see you at the party!
National Climate Day of Action
Sunday, Nov 12th, 4pm,
San Rafael Community Center
MVCAN Eco-Warriors will be there to support the National Day of Action in San Rafael. Join us!
In a powerful refutation of Trump’s shameful withdrawal from the Paris climate accord, this event will highlight the local leaders and institutions who have re-committed to upholding our nation’s Paris pledge. They will talk about Marin’s and Sonoma’s remarkable climate actions. These stories, along with those from other U.S. cities, will be sent to delegates in Bonn to send a strong message that most Americans stand with the Paris accords!
Presentations will also provide insight into the recent firestorms in Sonoma, Napa and Mendocino counties and help us understand what happened. What role does climate change play in intensifying wildfires, and what actions are needed?
Event: National Climate Day
When: Sun, Nov 12th, 4-6pm
Where: San Rafael Community Center, 618 B Street, San Rafael, CA 94901
WE NEED TO IMPEACH! - SIGN PETITION
Tom Steyer, a prominent democratic donor, is taking powerful public actions to build momentum for impeachment.
Tom Steyer is running an incredibly effective advertising campaign on TV (including on Fox & Friends, so we can be sure Trump is seeing it). Steyer has created a nationwide petition for impeachment that has already obtained 1.1 million signatures.
Sign the national petition for impeachment: action.needtoimpeach.com/act
Sign the local Marin MVCAN petition for impeachment: Dump Trump
HERE’S EVIDENCE THAT TRUMP IS GETTING UNNERVED!
RAPID RESPONSE NETWORK
UNDOCUMENTED IMMIGRANTS IN OUR COMMUNITY NEED OUR HELP!
The Marin Rapid Response Network works to safeguard the civil rights of Marin community members targeted by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) raids and will mobilize immediate support for detainees and their families.
ACTION: HELP DISTRIBUTE LEGAL HOTLINE POSTERS.
The Sanctuary Marin group has developed the Rapid Response Network with Spanish/English posters offering a Hotline number to call for legal assistance.
Please help to put up posters in as many restaurants and businesses in Marin as possible for maximum visibility. If you'd like to volunteer, please contact Olivia Beltran at email@example.com or 415-526-2486.
To find out more, make a donation, or to get involved with the Marin Rapid Response Network (a project of the Canal Welcome Center), click this link www.cwcenter.org (scroll down on the page to find Rapid Response network).
To attend the next MVCAN Civil Rights/Immigration Meeting:
Event: Civil Rights/Immigration Team Meeting
When: Sunday, November 5, 4:00-5:30
Where: Marin Horizon School
TALKING TO VOTERS IN MODESTO - WHY EARLY IS IMPORTANT
June and Larry get briefed before they head out for a day of early canvassing
It’s an entire year before the 2018 mid-term elections, but now is the time to lay the groundwork for electing Democrats to Congress and flipping swing districts. MVCAN members June Cooperman and Larry Litvak took a trip to Modesto last weekend to find out how this works.
June and Larry joined in an effort to have low key conversations with voters early in the electoral process (instead of just barnstorming neighborhoods a couple of weeks before an election). They linked up with a local Modesto group, an AFL-CIO community action group called Working America.
After knocking on doors in a very mixed neighborhood of Modesto and talking to voters about the issues that are important to them, June observes, “People react very differently when you show up at the door without a Vote for Somebody button. They’re more likely to let you in. Especially, since we want to know what issues are important to the voter we’re talking to. Once they tell us, we explain their Congressperson’s position on the particular issue they care about. We then give them a way to step into the political process.” In this case, it was signing a petition to Jeff Denham, their Congressman, asking him to oppose the budget priorities of the Republican party.
It’s pretty powerful to come into a congressional district early, find out what people care about, and get them to take an action. So far this group has collected 10,000 constituent signatures--which is a very big number in a single congressional district--especially for a Congressperson who won by less than 10,000 votes.
MVCAN is exploring different options this Fall for helping with voter mobilization in CD-10 (Modesto). We will keep you posted about opportunities as they arise. This weekend we are sending volunteers to Tracy to canvass residents there with the group Swing Left Marin and local Tracy activists.
ACTION OF THE WEEK - DEFEAT THE TRUMP TAX SCAM!
The Republican budget and tax bills are out. Donald Trump and the Republican leadership in Congress are back at it. This time, they’re trying to push through one of the most horrific and destructive budgets and tax proposals in the history of our country.
THIS BUDGET AND TAX PLAN WOULD DO INCALCULABLE HARM to tens of millions of working families, women, kids, the sick, the elderly, and the poor. This Republican budget makes enormous cuts to education, nutrition, affordable housing and transportation.
Meanwhile, while decimating life and death programs for working families, the Republican tax plan provides $1.9 trillion in tax breaks for the richest people in our country and the largest corporations. In fact, about 80 percent of the Republican tax breaks would go to the top 1 percent and 40 percent to the top 1/10 of 1 percent.
To quote Bernie Sanders, “This is the fight of a lifetime.”
We can stop this morally reprehensible Republican tax scam—just like we stopped the series of attacks on health care—with grassroots energy, steadfast innovation, and total determination.
For more information, go to: http://pol.moveon.org/.
To donate to defeat the Trump tax scam:
By donating, you will help to organize constituents across the country to make nonstop waves of phone calls, join rallies and protests, and raise their voices online in ways that Republican lawmakers won't be able to ignore.
ACTION: CALL YOUR SENATORS TO OPPOSE THE TRUMP TAX SCAM
Call your Democratic Members of Congress and tell them to gear up for a fight and do everything they can to slow down and expose the Trump Tax Scam for the scam it is.
Dianne Feinstein (D) CA
Senator Kamala Harris
For call scripts and more actions:
THE POWER OF ART TO EFFECT CHANGE
POETRY’S POWER TO TRANSFORM
Poetry Reading, Friday, Nov 3, 7:00pm
Sponsored by the Poetry Society of America, Brian Turner, Brenda Hillman, and Atsuro Riley will read their own poems and the poems of others, showing the unique power of writing to effect change and speak to the moment. Executive Director Alice Quinn will lead the discussion..
Registration recommended. To register online, visit www.millvalleylibrary.org or call (415) 389-4292 x3.For adults and high school students only. Friday, Nov 3, 7:00pm
Mill Valley Library - Wine reception at 6:30pm for pre-registered guests.
CONTACT OUR ACTION TEAMS
CHECK THEM OUT! : Much of MVCAN's work is done in one of our awesome 9 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 has launched 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 it in the Huffington Post.
Electoral works to elect candidates for the 2017 state house and governor races, and other targeted races from now through the mid-term elections, following the recommendations of the flippable.org team, which are analyzing and selecting winnable races. The Electoral team uses phone banks and travel to targeted districts to talk with voters through phone calls and door-to-door canvassing, voter registration, and campaign volunteering.
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.
Thank you for all you do!
– June, Bernard, Suz, Danny, Eileen, and everyone at MVCAN