Couple of actions to take, and we’ve included a preview of the HUGE number of events happening tomorrow.
Group leaders, elected officials – sign-on letter for H.R. 1/S.1
(This is from Scrutineers, an online non-partisan community of people focused on the issues fairness and accuracy of US elections and dedicated to ending voter suppression and ensuring secure elections.)
“Did you hear that H.R. 1 — the For the People Act — passed the House last week?
The bill is the strongest election reform bill we’ve seen in many years. It goes a long way toward protecting voting rights, and wevery much hope it passes the Senate and is signed into law.
Unfortunately, the bill, now known as S1, is weak on issues related to election security. For the last several weeks, a group in Scrutineers has been poring through the voting-related parts of the bill and discussing how we’d like to see it strengthened. We teamed up with NVRTF (National Voting Rights Task Force), which was doing similar work, to come up with a short list of the issues we feel are most important to address.
The resulting letter to the Senate requesting election security amendments is now ready. We’re asking groups and leaders to endorse the letter to help it carry more weight. If you’re a member of another organization, please ask your group to consider endorsing right away.
While both NVRTF and Scrutineers are nonpartisan organizations, we welcome endorsements from any group that believes in fair and secure elections.The deadline is Wed. March 10 at 5 PM PT.”
The letter is here:Letter on Amending S.1 The For the People Act (https://nvrtf.org/letter-to-senate.html)
Tues 3/9/21: H.R. 8 and H.R. 1446 – Gun background check bills – vote possible tomorrow – Friday. “YES” on both – Call your legislators!
We are NOT the only people calling our legislators about guns! In researching this action, we’ve seen a lot of organized and disturbing phone-in campaigns to counter these sensible gun-sale background check bills. H.R.8 and H.R.1446 are supported by the majority of both parties, even by those who own guns. Make your legislators brave by asking them to vote to truly represent the bipartisan majority of Americans.
Monday 3/8: “This is a democracy issue!” Call out corporations who fund voter suppression.
We’ve included CEO contact information and talking points for corporations who fund voter suppression legislation. Email them or write them a postcard! We don’t care what they say on their websites. We don’t care how many get-out-the-vote videos they put out. We don’t care if they encourage their employees to help at polling places. Funding racist legislation and legislators, both in GA and across the country – that is their true face. Call them out.
Wednesday 03/10/21 – ONLINE – “ACLU – Words Matter: Housing for All” (12:00 -1:00 pm)
Register here. (https://aclu.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_-kIVNC2ET_G1-EMipLlNSA) Join the ACLU SoCal’s workshop on March 10 from 12-1pm, as we collaborate with Stronger Women United—a collective of women with lived expertise in housing displacement and allies–to learn how to challenge myths about homelessness and flip the script for housing justice.
Wednesday 03/10/21 – ONLINE – “Reforming “The System” with DA’s Chesa Boudin, Larry Krasner, & Rachael Rollins” (1:00 -2:00 pm)
Facebook link here. (https://www.facebook.com/events/278620003615611) Over the past several years a movement has swept the nation to dramatically reform the criminal justice system. Our conversation with the nation’s leading District Attorneys will touch on the historic role of prosecutors and the deep mass incarceration crisis, public policy reforms that are reimagining practices of DA’s, and the intergenerational impact of public policy changes for Black families in major cities across America.
Wednesday 03/10/21 – ONLINE – “Free Speech & Protesting Rights Libertad de expresión y Protestar derechos” (7:00 pm)
Know Your Rights CONOZCA SUS DERECHOS:Free Speech & Protesting Rights Libertad de expresión y Protestar derechos Join us in our virtual webinar:
March 10th from 7-8pm (PST)
10 de Marzo de 7-8pm (PST)
Link to Register/Enlace para registrarse: https://bit.ly/3c5QsyL
Moderator/moderadora: Navi Kaur
Rise Director of Finance & ITPanelists/panelistas:
Attorney, National Lawyers Guild Joseph Doherty
Attorney, National Lawyers GuildChip Gibbons
Policy Director, Defending Rights & DissentSponsored by/Patrocinado por:
National Lawyer’s Guild
Defending Rights & Dissent
RISE Simi Valley
03/10-13/21 – ONLINE – “30th Annual Latina History Day Conference – The Resilience of Hope”
Website here. (https://www.events-latinas.org/lhd2021) Facebook link here. (https://www.facebook.com/events/2886609558291802) HOPE is excited to invite you to the 30th Annual Latina History Day Conference on March 10-13 hosted on the interactive virtual Hopin platform!
Latina History Day is going virtual in 2021 to expand our reach to Latinas everywhere. The 4-day event will bring together Latinas from across the United States to celebrate our shared heritage, recognize our communities’ resilience, and set us on a path to build a better future. The conference will feature inspiring keynotes, informative panels, virtual face-to-face networking, access to the Comadre Network Expo, exclusive raffles, special guest appearances y mucho más!
Our March 10-12 programming is specifically designed to meet the needs of Latina professionals; offering resources, skill development, and networking opportunities to advance their careers and enrich their lives. On March 13, we’ll dedicate the conference to youth-exclusive programming.
This year’s theme – the #RESILIENCEofHOPE – encourages us to reflect on the incredible resilience and leadership of Latinas during the past year, and to embark on a new chapter guided by hope and progress. Join us and get re-charged and resolved for an incredible 2021 with fellow Latina professionals and speakers who are leading the charge in their fields and creating positive change in their communities. Learn more and register here: https://www.events-latinas.org/lhd2021Learn more here -> https://www.events-latinas.org/lhd2021Main Program | March 10-12, 9am-11:30am PST | REGISTER HERE ($35) -> https://hopin.com/events/latina-history-dayYouth Day | March 13, 9:30am-12:30pm PST | REGISTER HERE (FREE) https://hopin.com/events/latina-history-day-youth-day-ages-15-21-only
Wednesday – 3/10/2021 – ONLINE – “Virtual Book Club: “All We Can Save: Truth, Courage, and Solutions for the Climate Crisis” (4:30 pm PT)
Facebook link here. (https://www.facebook.com/events/230578391991611/) Join Extinction Rebellion Vermont this winter as we read “All We Can Save: Truth, Courage, and Solutions for the Climate Crisis,” edited by Ayana Elizabeth Johnson & Katharine K. Wilkinson. A collection of “provocative and illuminating essays from women at the forefront of the climate movement who are harnessing truth, courage, and solutions to lead humanity forward.”Register here: https://forms.gle/dv2vLn1jQ7cSPcHW8
Details:Wednesdays, 6:30 – 7:30pm, February 3, 10, 17, 24, March 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, April 7Meet weekly via Zoom for 60 minutes over 10 weeks, reading a section of the book prior to each meeting (~40 pages/week).**Space is limited to provide space for rich dialogue. If there is enough interest, we may offer an additional meeting time (likely a weekend morning).
Register here: https://forms.gle/dv2vLn1jQ7cSPcHW8
More about the book: “There is a renaissance blooming in the climate movement: leadership that is more characteristically feminine and more faithfully feminist, rooted in compassion, connection, creativity, and collaboration. While it’s clear that women and girls are vital voices and agents of change for this planet, they are too often missing from the proverbial “table.” More than a problem of bias, it’s a dynamic that sets us up for failure. To change everything, we need everyone. Intermixing essays with poetry and art, this book is both a balm and a guide for knowing and holding what has been done to the world, while bolstering our resolve never to give up on each other or our collective future. We must summon truth, courage, and solutions, to turn away from the brink and toward life-giving possibility. Curated by two climate leaders, this book is a collection and celebration of visionaries who are leading us on a path toward all we can save.” (Source: allwecansave.earth)
Wednesday – 3/10/2021 – ONLINE – “Join John Nichols Discussion Of His New Book “The Fight For The Soul Of The Democratic Party”” (5:00 pm PT)
Secure your reservation now. (firstname.lastname@example.org) Our New Mexico Chapter is sponsoring this zoom discussion with progressive powerhouse journalist John Nichols. This will be a lively conversation about the future of the fight for equality and justice in the U.S., and what we Progressives can do to get the Dem Party to STAND UP right now and pass progressive policies!
John Nichols, a pioneering political blogger, writes about politics for The Nation as its national-affairs correspondent. His pieces have been circulated internationally, quoted in numerous books, and mentioned in debates on the floor of Congress. Nichols is a contributing writer for The Progressive and In These Times and the associate editor of the Capital Times, the daily newspaper in Madison, Wisconsin.
John’s articles have appeared in The New York Times, Chicago Tribune, and dozens of other newspapers. Authoring and editing a roll call of critical essays and books, John’s work has been lauded by Howard Zinn, Gore Vidal, Rep. Ro Khanna, and Rev. Jesse Jackson, and is a frequent guest on all the shows you watch!
You don’t want to miss it.
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