IN THIS ISSUE
Rallies in the City
Protesting in Marin
Rock the Congress
PLANS FOR THIS SATURDAY 8/26
We feel the best way to show our solidarity this weekend is to protest in peace and the best opportunity is at the Juanita MORE and Women’s March Rally and March for Equality
. It will start at the Harvey Milk Plaza in the Castro at noon for a rally and then a march to Civic Center where a whole other celebration will be taking place with Michael Franti and Spearhead, and many other groups.
MVCAN leaders will be at the MV Middle School parking lot at 11am for ad hoc carpools to drive into the city. Whether you carpool or not, please meet us at the Castro Theater at noon so that we can all march together. We will have banners, signs etc. Please bring your own signs.
Come together! Celebrate love and say no to hate with Juanita MORE
BEFORE THE DEMONSTRATION...
At 10am you can join the Immigration and Civil Rights team, who will meet at the Robata Grill and help unfurl banners over U.S. 101 greeting people heading into the city.
Rebecca Brackman and Roz Schneider getting ready to inform motorists
AFTER LABOR DAY:
SATURDAY SEPT 9: ROCK THE CONGRESS AT COLLEGE OF MARIN
MVCAN is a co-sponsor of Rock the Congress
THIS IS A DAY LONG CONFERENCE IF YOU’RE READY TO GO DEEPER. This is the kick-off event to work toward turning Congress blue in the 2018 mid-term elections.
Speakers include Rep. Jared Huffman and Becky Bond
- Training sessions by Democracy Labs
- Meet activists from swing districts
- Workshops cover direct action, technology, messaging, media, and more.
- Get to know fellow-activists representing Indivisible, OFA, Democracy Action, DFA, MoveOn, Our Revolution, Sister District, and Swing Left
Or you can get in for free by working at the event. To volunteer, send an email with "RTC VOLUNTEER" in the subject line to Maureen Simons and Sylvia Russell at: firstname.lastname@example.org
SUNDAY SEPT 10: MVCAN SEPT MEETING
Matt Singer from Movement 2017
. Matt is a great speaker. He specializes in discovering, tracking and funding unsung, high impact resistance groups around the country. He is here to help launch the Economic Action team’s $1 million Emerging Resistance Investment Funds, which are all about winning in 2018. Designed with the guidance of Matt’s group and the Tides Foundation, they will help all of us answer the question, “Where can my money do the most good?”
AS AN MVCAN MEMBER, YOU ARE CONNECTED TO ALL OF THESE GROUPS BECAUSE WE WORK WITH ALL OF THEM:
- The Courage Campaign
- Swing Left
- Democracy Action
- Sister District
- Sanctuary Marin
- Marin Leaders Network
- Rock the Congress
Much of MVCAN's work is done in one of 10 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. Read more.
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. Read more.
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! Read more.
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. Read more.
The Economic Action team is here to answer the question: “Where can my money make the biggest difference?” They are focused on finding high leverage “investment opportunities” in the emerging Resistance movement. The team's recommendations will spotlight organizations that are laying the groundwork now for electoral victories in 2018 congressional races. Read more.
Education will be working on a series of salons to discuss critical education issues with MVCAN members. We anticipate these will begin in the fall. Read more.
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, who 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. Read more.
Health Care is regrouping after the failure of the repeal/replace of ACA. Read more.
supports MVCAN through technology. Read more
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. Read more
NEW TO MVCAN?
Attend the MONTHLY MEETING SUN., September 10, to learn how to get involved! Exact time and location to be announced.
to learn about the organization and strategies, join a team, read past MVCAN newsletters, and gain helpful Resistance tools.
MVCAN seeks volunteers with web and video skills; people to table at public events, and people to welcome new members. In a few hours a week, you can make a huge difference! Interested? Contact Volunteer Coordinator Laura Boles
Thank you for all you do!
– June, Bernard, Suz, Danny, Eileen, and everyone at MVCAN
Please note: The Wag will be published occasionally through the summer. Continue to look for Action Alerts from MVCAN.
See MVCAN’s website