MVCAN MONTHLY MEETING SUN Aug. 6, 4:15-5:45 pm
Tam Valley Community Center, 203 Marin Ave. Mill Valley
2017 Election Action Kickoff!
Where to put your energy now!
IN THIS ISSUE
Recent MVCAN Accomplishments
MVCAN MONTHLY MEETING SUN Aug. 6, 4:15 - 5:45 pm
Tam Valley Community Center, 203 Marin Ave. Mill Valley
Exclusive to MVCAN Members:
WORKSHOPS FOR WINNING ORGANIZING TRAININGS See below
MVCAN ELECTORAL TEAM FALL KICKOFF! See below
Important Actions to Take NOW
Action Team Info
RECENT MVCAN ACCOMPLISHMENTS
According to Health Care Team Member Carol Korenbrot, "Most of us never thought we would or could call strangers, but we have had incredible experiences and learned a lot: There are a lot of people out there who want to be urged to contact their elected officials, and who want their contact information handed to them."
With ACA behind them, the Health Care Team will regroup to celebrate its success to date, and consider new goals. Read more and learn more at the MVCAN monthly meeting Sun., Aug. 6. The Electoral Team will be kicking off its Fall phone bankings and trainings to win the important state house elections this Fall and flip important seats in 2018.
MVCAN MEMBERS MET WITH REPRESENTATIVE JARED HUFFMAN'S OFFICE AND ESTABLISHED REGULAR MEETINGS WITH MARIN SUPERVISOR KATE SEARS. Bernard Catalinotto reports: Two MVCAN members had our third coffee-shop meeting with Congressman Huffman's District Director Jenny Callaway on July 18 and discussed: immigration, Kimberly Ellis, impeachment policy, fundraising, and planning for the North Bay Leaders' Flip the House and Senate in 2018 meeting in September. We will hold our first monthly breakfast meeting with Kate Sears August 4 to coordinate actions re: Civil Rights, Environmental, Electoral, fundraising, impeachment and other areas. Learn more at the Aug. 6 MVCAN meeting!
MVCAN IS SPEARHEADING THE MARIN LEADERS NETWORK in an effort to coordinate the multiple Marin Resistance groups in the most efficient manner. Marin leaders are focused on working together to flip the House and the Senate in the 2018 mid-term elections. Thank you Bill Jansen, Susan Bolle and Lisa Ristorucci for leading. Learn more at the Aug. 6 MVCAN meeting!
MVCAN'S Turn Up the Heat BBQ WAS A HUGE SUCCESS! 100 MVCAN members enjoyed summer BBQ and salads, impeachment cobbler, and the company of like-minded neighbors. Look for similar MVCAN events in the future. Thank you to Laura Boles and Danny Altman for spearheading the BBQ!
Amy Schroeder, Field Coordinator for Rep. Jared Huffman, with Bill Jansen and Bernard Catalinotto
Charles and David making America grill again
Danny Altman addressing the group
MVCAN'S CIVIL RIGHTS/IMMIGRATION TEAM PRESENTED TO THE SAN RAFAEL CITY COUNCIL to urge them to send a letter of support for SB 54, the "Sanctuary City" Bill. Mayor Phillips declined to put it on the agenda, but suggested a forum on the matter. That forum is now set for Mon., Aug. 7, 5:30 pm. for members of the community to come together and discuss SB 54. A good turnout is important, so please attend, regardless of where you live.
Please call San Rafael City Manager, Jim Schutz, 415-485-3070, and ask him to put support of SB 54 on the Aug. 7 agenda so there can be a vote right after the forum.
The Civil Rights/Immigration team also urges support for San Rafael father of three Hugo Mejia. Please see the action below.
Thanks to advocating from MVCAN Eco Warriors team, MILL VALLEY CITY COUNCIL VOTED UNANIMOUSLY TO GO DEEP GREEN. The Eco Warriors also helped defeat The CA Cap-and-Trade bill, AB 398.
MVCAN MEMBERS PARTICIPATED IN SING FOR A BETTER WORLD with Reed Fromer, and learned songs of solidarity and and peaceful protest. Watch a YouTube video of Reed's uncle, Jon Fromer, from whom Reed learned many of the songs.
MVCAN'S JUNE COOPERMAN AND LARRY LITVAK WILL BE TRAVELING TO ATLANTA TO ATTEND NETROOTS NATION 2017, the US' largest progressive action conference. Look for future reports from their activities.
Photos: Suz Lipman, Fabrice Florin
MVCAN MONTHLY MEETING SUN., AUG. 6!
OTHER UPCOMING EVENTS INCLUDE:
- Thurs., Aug. 3: Workshop for Winning #2 See below
- Sat., Aug. 5: Dump Trump Team Meeting, Good Earth, Tam Valley, 10 am
- Mon., Aug. 7: San Rafael Forum on SB 54, 5:30 pm See Civil Rights, above
- Mon., Aug. 7: Support Affordable Housing in Mill Valley and Marin, Mill Valley City Council Chambers, 26 Corte Madera Ave., Mill Valley, 6:30 pm. Just show up to support Affordable Housing for years to come.
- Mon., Aug. 7: Economic Action Team Meeting, Good Earth, Tam Valley, 7 pm
- Sat., Aug. 12: Electoral Phone Bank and Brunch, Sausalito
- Wed., Aug. 16: Dave and Reed Fromer Concert in Mill Valley Plaza, free, 6:30 pm
- Weds., Aug. 16: Marin Youth Poster Contest for Social Justice Ends
- Sat., Aug. 19: Electoral Personal Story Training and Phone Bank, Sausalito
- Sat., Sept. 9: Swing Left's Adopt a Weekend in Tracy, CA
- Sun., Sept. 10: MVCAN Monthly Meeting, Time and Location TBA
- Sun., Sept. 17: Swing Left Training in Marin Join the effort to flip CA Congressional District 10 in 2018! More info at the link and at the Aug. 6 MVCAN meeting.
- Nov. MVCAN Anniversary Celebration See below
WORKSHOPS FOR WINNING - EXCLUSIVE TRAINING - OPEN TO ALL MEMBERS
Want to strengthen your change-maker muscles so you can make a bigger impact? Participate in MVCAN's upcoming Workshop for Winning, Thurs., Aug. 6:30 - 9:00 pm in Mill Valley.
For details and to RSVP, click here or feel free to come to Eileen Fisher's home, 321 Vista Linda Drive, Mill Valley. Drop-ins welcome!
You'll learn how to choose winning strategies and activities, create compelling messaging, and more!
ELECTORAL TEAM KICKOFF
The MVCAN Electoral Team is kicking off phone banking Aug. 12 to win the important state house elections this Fall as well as hosting training Aug. 19: Developing Your Personal Story to authentically connect with voters. Learn more at the MVCAN Meeting Aug. 6.
IMPORTANT ACTIONS TO TAKE NOW
West County Detention Facility
5555 Giant Hwy
Richmond, CA 94806
2) Call the ICE Field Director in San Francisco on Hugo’s behalf.
We must continue to pressure ICE San Francisco leadership to issue a Notice to Appear to Hugo. This Notice would allow him to be released from detention and present his full case before an Immigration judge. ICE has the legal power to issue this critical notice and is simply refusing to do so.
To get phone number and script, click 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. The team's recommendations 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.
Note: The Electoral Team is kicking off phone banking Aug. 12 to win the important state house elections this Fall as well as hosting training Aug. 19: Developing Your Personal Story to authentically connect with voters. Read more.
Tech supports MVCAN through technology. Read more.
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. Read more.
NEW TO MVCAN?Attend the MONTHLY MEETING SUN., AUG. 6, 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 to multiple Resistance members and actions! Interested? Contact Volunteer Coordinator Laura Boles.
Thank you for all you do!
– June, Bernard, Suz, Danny, Eileen, and everyone at MVCAN