Upcoming Events

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.




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!



Click on the links for more details. Additional events and actions will be added to the Event Calendar and the MVCAN Team Pages. Please continue to check


ACTION 1: Our pressure worked! We now have a temporary reprieve on the repeal of the ACA. But plan on the Republican Senators coming back for another round. We need to KEEP UP THE PRESSURE!

Call key Republican senators: Stop Trumpcare

Use this easy and self-explanatory CREDO action tool to call swing Republicans to oppose the terrible health care bill:

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.

Weds., July 5, 5:30-7:30

Home of MVCAN member Burr Leonard, Sausalito

RSVP for the July 5 phone bank.

Additional phone banks will be announced.
Please use this tool from Marin OFA to search for phone banks you can join:

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!

  1. 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.
  2. Then sign this to Tell the world you’re still committed to the Paris Climate Agreement.

Thank you for taking these important actions today!


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.

Civil Rights/Immigration battles for justice and fair treatment of women, immigrants, working people and followers of all faiths. Take Civil Rights actions and Read more.

Communications works on strategy, branding, messaging and program development for MVCAN. They are looking for bright ideas and people who want to make them happen. Read more.

Dump Trump's 25 active team members work on ways to remove Trump from power, with special focus on Russia collusion. This topic is hot! Read more.

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.

Education will be working on a series of salons to discuss critical education issues with MVCAN members. We anticipate these will begin in the fall. 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 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.

Health Care is focusing on actions being taken to repeal the ACA, and on protecting health care coverage. They participate in advocacy and phone banking in conjunction with OFA Marin. 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.


Visit 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

Please note: No Wag next week. The Wag will be published bimonthly through July.

See MVCAN’s website