IN THIS ISSUE
Recent MVCAN News
including phone banks and the All-MVCAN BBQ!
Weekly Actions You Can Take NOW
Action Team News
RECENT MVCAN NEWS
25+ MVCAN MEMBERS MADE HUNDREDS OF CALLS to get out the vote for Jon Ossoff in the Georgia 6th Special Election and Archie Parnell in South Carolina's 5th.
Electoral Team Lead Susan Bolle shared this from Emily's List, "Please remember these words about the Georgia 6th Ossoff 3.8 point loss–as you hear the media (and Republicans) build their deliberately negative narrative and as your friends sound disheartened:
There are 71 Republican-held districts around the country that are bluer than Georgia's 6th. If we could come this close to flipping this seat, there's no telling what we might be able to do next year!"
See below for more info about upcoming phone banks.
8 MVCAN MEMBERS MADE CALLS AND TEXTED to save the Affordable Care Act. See below for more info about upcoming phone banks.
Mother/daughter phone bankers Ginna Fleming and Lisa Scarsella. Photo: Susan Bolle.
MVCAN'S NEW ECONOMIC ACTION TEAM WAS REPRESENTED by Danny Altman and Larry Litvak at a donor’s workshop in San Francisco sponsored by Democracy Labs, a project of the Advocacy Fund at the Tides Foundation. Featured speakers presented a strategic review of projects and organizations across the country that make up very promising pieces of the emerging resistance. Learn more about MVCAN's Economic Action Team, its strategies and tactics, and ways you can be involved.
Photo: Danny Altman
MVCAN ECO WARRIOR TEAM MEMBERS Grace Severtson, Bob Harlow and Lisa Ristorucci attended a meeting of the Marin Board of Supervisors to advocate that the BOS go Deep Green by committing to Marin Clean Energy. The BOS voted in support of Deep Green for its next fiscal year. Thank you Eco Warriors! The group will continue to urge our own city to commit to Marin Clean Energy.
MVCAN advocating for Deep Green on the steps of Mill Valley City Hall. Photo: Suz Lipman.
MVCAN WOMEN'S RIGHTS TEAM MEMBERS Kate Barrengos and Sally DeVoto Hagstrom canvassed local Mill Valley businesses to support CA Assembly Bill 569, the Reproductive Health Non-Discrimination Act. Thank you to Seager Gray Gallery for being the first business to sign the letter.
Kate Barrengos, Donna Seager and Sally DeVoto Hagstrom. Photo: Suzanne Gray.
MVCAN WOMEN'S RIGHTS TEAM LEADER Leigh Ann Townsend published a letter in the Marin IJ urging that the CA Democratic Party conduct a thorough audit of its recent election of party chair.
MVCAN BECAME A NON-PROFIT CA CORPORATION and filed an intent to become a 501(c)4. Stay tuned for information about what this means for MVCAN and its future activities and clout.
4 PHONE BANKS IN 6 DAYS TO PROTECT THE AFFORDABLE CARE ACT!
Thanks so much to those of you who have been attending MVCAN's Health Care Team phone banks. If you haven't attended one yet, now is when you are really needed. Read more and join one of the dates in ACTION 1, below.
ANNOUNCING: MAKE AMERICA GRILL AGAIN!
MVCAN BBQ IN BOYLE PARK Sun., July 16
Put the next MVCAN Monthly Meetings in your calendar:
Sun., Aug. 6, time and location TBA
Sun., Sept. 10, time and location TBA
In lieu of a monthly meeting in July, join the MVCAN BBQ - bring your family & friends!
WEEKLY ACTION ITEMS
RSVP to one or more of our Phone Banks:
Friday, June 23, 4:00-6 PM in Tiburon
RSVP to Marin OFA
Saturday, June 24, 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM in Sausalito
Wednesday, June 28, 5:00-7 PM in Tiburon
RSVP to Marin OFA
Wednesday, June 28, 6:00-8PM in San Rafael
RSVP to Marin OFA
ACTION 2: Call our California Senators and tell them to use every legislative tool at their disposal to block and resist the Republican health care bill.
Call Senators Dianne Feinstein and Kamala Harris.
- Sen. Dianne Feinstein: DC (202) 224-3841, SF (415) 393-0707, LA (310) 914-7300, SD (619) 231-9712, Fresno (559) 485-7430
- Sen. Kamala Harris: DC (202) 224-3553, Sacramento (916) 448-2787, SF (415) 355-9041, LA (213) 894-5000, SD (619) 239-3884, Fresno (559) 497-5109
ACTION 3: To protect California immigrants, call Governor Brown and ask him to publicly announce his support for the California Values Act.
See the Civil Rights/Immigration Team page for more important actions your can take today to protect others in our community.
ACTION TEAM REPORTS
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.
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. Take the Eco Warrior action to support the Paris Climate Agreement. Read more.
Economic Action's two-prong approach involves giving expert guidance to members on how to donate to political and social action causes and creating a way for members to roll their individual donations into larger donations that will come from MVCAN. 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. 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?Visit MVCAN.org to learn about the organization, teams and strategies; read past MVCAN newsletters, and gain helpful Resistance tools.
Got a skill, talent and/or time? We need you! Contact Laura Boles and let her know how you might be able to help our growing Resistance group. We especially seek volunteers with web and video skills, and those who wish to welcome and orient new members. In a few hours a week, you can make a huge difference to multiple Resistance members and actions!
Thank you for all you do!
– June, Bernard, Suz, Danny, Eileen, Nitsa, and everyone at MVCAN