IN THIS ISSUE
Including MVCAN BBQ July 16, March with Jared Huffman July 4, Health Care Town Hall with Reps. Marc Levine and Mike McGuire July 8!
Weekly Actions You Can Take NOW
Keep up the pressure on heath care!
Action Team News
100+ MVCAN MEMBERS PHONED AND TEXTED in 4 local phone banks and from home to save the Affordable Care Act.
See below for more actions you can take to protect the ACA.
MVCAN PARTICIPATED IN AN ORGANIZATIONAL MEETING OF THE MARIN LEADERS NETWORK, a coalition of 15+ major progressive Marin organizations who have been coordinating Resistance activities since spring. The MLN is preparing for a major Bay-Area-wide meeting Sept. 9, sponsored by Jared Huffman and other political leaders, to kick off and coordinate an electoral campaign to take back the Congress in 2018–which is key to resisting and overturning the toxic Trump-Republican agenda. Thank you Bill Jansen and Lisa Ristorucci for spearheading MVCAN's involvement in the Marin Leaders Network.
MVCAN DUMP TRUMP MEMBER DAVID DONNENFIELD TRAVELED TO SACRAMENTO to volunteer as an observer in the CA Democratic Party Review Committee Audit to help ensure the fairness of Democratic Party elections in CA. MVCAN-backed CA Dem Party Chair candidate Kimberly Ellis is still calling for a forensic audit of the election, and this audit is a precursor to Kimberly's audit, should her case move forward. Look for a report from David in the next Wag.
MEMBERS OF MVCAN'S CIVIL RIGHTS/IMMIGRATION TEAM PARTICIPATED IN A RALLY in support of Hugo Mejia and Rodrigo Nunez, San Rafael and Hayward residents respectively, who are now in their third month of being detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials and denied immigration hearings. Read the team report and see photos from Dorothy McQuown.
AS REPORTED LAST WEEK, MEMBERS OF MVCAN'S ECO WARRIOR TEAM SPOKE AT THE MARIN BOARD OF SUPERVISORS MEETING and helped convince Marin to go Deep Green by committing to Marin Clean Energy! Speakers included Grace Severtson, Bob Harlow and Daniel Heagerty's teen team, Climate Our Generation. In addition, Bob Harlow published a letter in the Marin IJ, urging Marin residents to go Deep Green. Thanks, Bob and Eco Warriors!
MVCAN MEMBER LAURA BOLES IS MENTORING A TEAM OF TAM HIGH STUDENTS to prepare them to register eligible high school students to vote in the fall.
MVCAN'S EXTENDED LEADERSHIP IS SCHEDULING A SERIES OF ORGANIZING TRAININGS throughout the summer.
FEATURED EVENT: MVCAN COMMUNITY 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!
OTHER UPCOMING EVENTS INCLUDE:
- Sun., July 2: Impeachment March in San Francisco
- Tues., July 4: Corte Madera/Larkspur Parade and Festival featuring Rep. Jared Huffman and others - March with Jared Huffman! Contact firstname.lastname@example.org if interested.
- Sat., July 8: Town Hall with Assemblymember Marc Levine, State Senator Mike McGuire, and State Senator Ricardo Lara (author of CA's Single Payer bill), Redwood High, Larkspur
AND DON'T MISS:
- Tues., July 11: Art Unveiling and Community Resistance Event at Once Around, Mill Valley
- Weds., July 19: MVCAN Eco Warriors Hike and Potluck, Alpine Club, Mill Valley
- Weds., July 26: Sing for a Better World with Reed Fromer at the Redwoods, Mill Valley
- Sat., July 1 - Weds., Aug. 16: Marin Youth Poster Contest for Social Justice.
WEEKLY ACTION ITEMS
ACTION 2: Make phone calls and send texts to protect the ACA.
We must keep the pressure up by calling swing Republicans and sympathetic voters in their districts who can directly lobby their representatives. New phone banks will be announced through the coming week.
Home of MVCAN member Burr Leonard, Sausalito
RSVP for the July 5 phone bank.
Phone banks will be also posted on MVCAN's Facebook page as they are scheduled.
ACTION 3: FROM MVCAN's ECO WARRIORS: The Climate Mayors have spoken: "The world cannot wait – and neither will we." Support the Paris Agreement!
- Send this link to your mayor and city council members asking them to join the Climate Mayors by signing on to the Mayors National Climate Agenda.
- Then sign this to Tell the world you’re still committed to the Paris Climate Agreement.
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.
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.
Please note: The Electoral Team will be taking a hiatus until Aug. 4. Please look under the Healthcare group listings for phone banks which will continue for the ACA throughout July. 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 and strategies, join a team, 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