IN THIS ISSUE
Important Phone Calls
Sunday's Guest Speaker
MVCAN Anniversary Party
Immigrants R Us
Impeach Trump - Please!
THIS WEEK: MVCAN PROTESTS DACA DECISION
MVCAN members participated in DACA protests at the SF Federal Building Tuesday evening along with 1500 other activists. MVCAN members also attended a Tuesday meeting at the Marin Office of Education to find out how to fight this decision. There are estimated to be 1,500 to 2,000 Dreamers living in Marin impacted by this decision.
DACA protest Tuesday 9/5 at 7th and Mission
STOP WORRYING, DO SOMETHING! HERE IS YOUR MINIMUM WEEKLY DOSE OF IMPORTANT PHONE CALLS:
With the California legislative session deadline looming many MVCAN Action teams continue their awesome work to get important CA legislation across the finish line. These bills provides critical counter to the reactionary federal agenda and a way to advance model progressive legislation. Remember to check the Action Team pages on the website for more.
SB 100 IS ON THE CA STATE ASSEMBLY FLOOR - MAKE THIS CRUCIAL CALL TODAY TO HELP CALIFORNIA REACH 100% CLEAN ELECTRICITY!
Last week we saw record-high temperatures in the Bay Area and alarm bells have been going off around the world: extreme flooding in Houston and Mumbai and extreme heat in California and the Middle East. WE CAN NO LONGER AFFORD TO WAIT FOR 100% CLEAN ENERGY. Dirty fossil fuel interests cannot be allowed to determine our future.
CALL TODAY TO SHOW YOUR SUPPORT!! Call Our State Assemblyman Marc Levine, who has not yet taken a public stand, at 916 319-2010 to urge him to vote for SB 100. Say you’re from MVCAN. It only takes a few minutes! More info here.
Let's get the CA Values Act (aka Sanctuary State Bill) passed by calling the constituents of swing Democrats to make sure they vote the right way!
The Courage Campaign has an easy-to-use calling tool through Hubdialer.com that can be used at home to call citizens in districts where the Democratic California Assembly rep has not committed to supporting the bill. The week-long phone bank for SB 54 goes through today, Friday, September 8. Use your computer and log into hubdialer.com Sign in as a volunteer. The Campaign ID is 10151 and the 6 Digit Pass Code is 545454.
IT'S ALMOST THE WEEKEND AGAIN!
MVCAN MONTHLY MEETING
Sunday Sept 10th 5:30 sharp at the Mill Valley Golf Course Clubhouse, 280 Buena Vista Ave. NOTE NEW LOCATION AND TIME!
Wonderful guest speaker: Matt Singer, the guy who invented the crazy idea of automatic voter registration-- now in 10 states. Matt will share some stories of powerful changes made by organizing at the intersection of social movements and electoral politics. Then use those lessons to look at how we can stop the Trump agenda and build a new progressive era. He claims he can do this in 10 minutes!
Matt has been advising the MVCAN Economic Action team on AIRLIFT, its new national initiative to get money to groups doing the most effective work on the front lines.
Plus reports on Rock the Congress, team reports, MVCAN fundraising and more.
GET READY TO ROCK THE CONGRESS -SATURDAY 9/9
MVCAN is proud to be a co-sponsor, this Saturday 8:30-5 at the College of Marin. Panels and workshops on everything it takes to win in 2018. Guest speakers: Jared Huffman and Becky Bond. GO HERE TO SIGN UP.
FROM THE MVCAN ELECTORAL TEAM:
8 WEEKS UNTIL CRITICAL STATEHOUSE RACES IN VA +WA:
BIG PHONEBANK On September 16 we start up phone banking for the VA and WA state house races again: 9/16, 10:30am in Sausalito. Sign up here.
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 email@example.com. Join a fun team led by Fabrice Florin, who created our Memorial Day Parade Float.
IMMIGRANT STORIES PROJECT
Saturday morning, Sept. 23: You are invited to a special writing workshop for MVCAN members to explore your family’s immigrant past. It’s a chance to discover your personal link to immigration, and what America’s founding idea, “Out of Many, One” means for our country now. Be part of this powerful messaging laboratory for MVCAN and the Progressive Movement. Designed by the Messaging Committee of the Dump Trump team. To attend, contact Gail Weiner firstname.lastname@example.org
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., September 10, 5:30-7pm at the Mill Valley Golf Clubhouse, to learn how to get involved!
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