AIRLIFT IS READY TO TAKE OFF!
Only 1% of the billions spent in politics goes to the thing that we know actually has the highest impact: long-term local organizing by trusted organizations. AIRLIFT is an online small donor platform that gives Democrats and progressives across the country a way to funnel their political giving to some heroic groups that have been carefully vetted. Find out more at http://airlift.fund.
HERE ARE THE TOP FIVE WAYS YOU CAN HELP:
- Post about AIRLIFT on your Facebook page.
- Send an email to the 25 best friends you haven’t talked to in a year. (See sample below).
- Like us at facebook.com/airliftfund
- Text this message to your kids: Get your money to the people on the front lines: airlift.fund, facebook/airliftfund, @airlift_fund Love, Mom/Dad
- Follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/airlift_fund
BONUS WAY TO HELP: LOOK FOR AIRLIFT STORY ON HUFFPOST THURSDAY AM!
>>>LIKE IT. SHARE IT.
WE’RE GIVING BIRTH—GET READY TO PUSH!
[That's my subject line and this is the email I’m sending right now to the 200 friends I forgot I had until I went through all of my Google contacts. An interesting exercise! Go for it. You probably have more friends than you thought too]. Danny
Today my local 1,000 member strong resistance group (links to mvcan.org) is launching AIRLIFT to start a national revolt against all the “sky is falling” fundraising emails from the out of touch people who currently run the Democratic party.
Only 1% of the billions spent in politics goes to the thing that we know actually has the highest impact: long-term local organizing.
If you want to shift your money to some carefully vetted, heroic groups working on the ground in 2018 battleground districts, AIRLIFT is a good way to do it.
That’s where the pushing comes in!
We need your help to get out of the chute. Get the word out to every sentient human being on your facebook page or in your address book that there is a DONOR REVOLT in the Democratic party.
Where to find AIRLIFT:
So tell your Facebook friends (or real friends) about AIRLIFT. And why it’s important to take our financial power back.
And thanks a million. Which, by the way, is our first goal.
Yours in practical protest,
P.S. Feel free to steal this letter.
P.P.S. A little birdie told us that Huffington Post will drop a story on AIRLIFT at 6:30am west coast time!
KEEP READING! MORE MVCAN NEWS
What we did, Major activities upcoming this week
ROCK THE CONGRESS Conference Enormous Success!
MVCAN Members at ROCK THE CONGRESS Catch a quick break during the intensive schedule
This past Saturday, MVCAN was proud to be part of the coalition sponsoring a day-long conference dedicated to winning back Congress and forwarding a progressive agenda. More than 300 activists from all over Northern California, including more than 20 MVCAN members, participated in workshops on political organizing and panels about building effective Blue to Red action coalitions. We networked with our remote partners in flippable districts, like the wonderful, "on-fire" activists we met from the CD-10 (Modesto), so we can all work together seamlessly toward next November. Kudos to all the organizers!! This will be the first of multiple" RTC" conferences- so stay tuned if you missed it!
MVCAN MEETING NOTES
Matt Singer started the Oregon Bus project, forerunner of the automatic voter registration movement
THE MVCAN MONTHLY MEETING last Sunday featured special guest Matt Singer, director of Movement Voter Project. Matt is the Economic Action team's special advisor for AIRLIFT. More than 60 attendees heard Matt talk about the critical role of grass-roots political groups outside of the Democratic party and campaigns. He said they play a crucial role in mobilizing voters and winning elections up and down the ballot.
FROM THE MVCAN ELECTORAL TEAM:
Just 8 WEEKS UNTIL CRITICAL STATEHOUSE RACES IN VA +WA:
MVCAN ACTIONS OF THE WEEK:
ONE MORE PUSH FOR CA SB 100
We are in the final rounds so please CALL THIS WEEK TO HELP CALIFORNIA REACH 100% CLEAN ELECTRICITY!
MVCAN members invited to attend Swing Left Marin's "VOTER OUTREACH" training
IMMIGRANT STORIES PROJECT
MVCAN ANNIVERSARY PARTY: SAVE THE DATE!
The MV-Can-Do Revue will rock the house at the Throckmorton Theater on Saturday, November 11th at 7pm.
This evening of music, comedy and storytelling will celebrate what we accomplished together this year — and honor people who found their voice through political action. We’ll feature moving stories from the 12 video interviews we recorded last week (pictured below) — and enjoy great performances by some very talented community members. Tickets will go on sale in a few weeks. Learn more: http://bit.ly/mvcan-anniversary-flyer
Attend the video premiere on Saturday November 11th at the Throckmorton
Want to help us produce this event? We're looking for volunteers with good organizational and communication skills, and/or professional expertise in theatrical, media or video production, particularly in these roles: auctioneer, poster designer, graphic artist, publicist, set designer, stage manager, photographer and video editor.
If you would like to help with this event, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Join a fun team led by Fabrice Florin, who created our Memorial Day Parade Float.
THIS IS THE DUMP IN DUMP TRUMP
MVCAN MEMBERS INVITED TO UNITED MARIN RISING FORUM SERIES
RACE MATTERS—HOW RACISM HAS SERVED TO DIVIDE PEOPLE AND MAINTAIN SYSTEMS OF INEQUALITY
Many cool workshops on Education, Criminal Justice, Healthcare, Jobs & Economics starting on Sat Sept 23 and running until Oct 18 Find out more here.
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.
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. AIRLIFT, the team's new national program, will spotlight organizations that are laying the groundwork now for electoral victories in 2018 congressional races. 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.
Tech supports MVCAN through technology. If you have skills/interests in website design, maintaining our mailing lists or helping out with other automation tasks, we would love to talk to you. Read more.
NEW TO MVCAN?
Attend the MONTHLY MEETING SUN., Oct 8. Time and location TBD.
Visit MVCAN.org to learn about the organization and strategies, join a team, read past MVCAN newsletters, and gain helpful Resistance tools.
Help wanted! 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