BADASS Briefing – September 10, 2021

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September 10, 2021

This week’s BADASS Briefing includes the following:

  • Calls to Action for California and to March October 2
  • Events to ensure we #KeepVABlue and #GrowVABluer

Contact California Voters to Stop the Recall

Everything we are working for (including Biden’s ability to appoint federal judges) would be lost if Dianne Feinstein died while a Republican is Governor of CA. At this point, the loss of any Democratic governor is a potential disaster with only a one-vote margin in the Senate, but Feinstein’s age makes CA particularly vulnerable. 538 has Newsom below 50% and today only ahead by 1.2%. Even well-educated Democratic Californians are complacent. They get much more interested in voting for Newsom when Feinstein’s age and the vulnerability of the Senate is pointed out to them. 

Please ask your California connections if they use any social media, to blast out messages on their social media reminding people to vote in the recall and that with Dianne Feinstein 88 keeping Newsom in office is super important. Please remind others to make the same ask of their California connections.

Phonebank, texting, and more opportunities (including Spanish language phoning). 

Let’s March on October 2.

Let’s raise our voices and be heard for reproductive freedom.

Join circles in Virginia to mobilize

The local and national threats on our constitutional rights are worse than ever.


This week, the VA NAACP will kick off #BlackTheVoteVA Campaign!

In order to reach their goal of calling 50,000 Black Virginians to encourage them to vote, they will be conducting virtual phone-banking events starting this weekend.

Register for Thu. Sept. 9 @ 6pmRegister for Fri. Sept. 10 @ 6pmRegister for Sat. Sept. 11 @ 10am

Thursday, September 9 at 7 P.M.

A virtual rally and telephone town hall in support of Paid Leave

The rally will feature storytellers and advocates from across Virginia as well as a member of President Biden’s Council of Economic Advisers! As Congress takes up a federal paid family and medical leave policy framework, the time is NOW to speak up and make our voices heard! Register here

Friday Power Lunch: Fighting the Good FightEnding Gun Violence from the Bottom Up

REGISTER


The Friday Power Lunch returns this week for a new season of conversations on issues impacting Virginia and our election in November.
We will be kicking off our fall season with a deep dive into the grassroots efforts to end gun violence. Read more here.

This week, 25% of the proceeds of our on-fire Beach Towel will go to Moms Demand Action. Purchase here.

Sunday, September 12th, 12:00pm

Canvass for Paul Siker in Leesburg

Join Arlington Blue Families, Beyond Arlington, and Indivisible Waterfront for a kid-friendly field trip to beautiful Leesburg to knock doors for Paul Siker, who is running to defeat a GOP incumbent who was at Trump’s Jan. 6 insurrection rally. After we knock doors, we’re going to convene at Dirt Farm Brewing in Bluemont for some delicious craft beers and food. Bring the whole family– Dirt Farm is a great place to run around. We will be caravanning from East Falls Church Metro at 11 AM, so let us know if you need a ride. If you want to meet us in Leesburg, the canvass will launch at Evergreen Mill Elementary (491 Evergreen Mills Rd, Leesburg, VA 20175).

Please sign up HERE to help us coordinate our group

.Please make sure to sign up with the Siker campaign by using the Mobilize link as well.

Sept 10-12

2021 Virginia Black Business Expo

Fredericksburg Expo CenterJoin with an Unlimited Weekend Pass or meet up at The Great Blacksby: Friday, 7pm – 11pmTake Over After Party: Saturday, 8pm – 12amBrunch & Jazz: Sunday, 10am – 1pm

Sunday, September 12th, 4:00pm

Virginia Grassroots Coalition MeetingJoin us to discuss get-out-the-vote efforts and push for early voting!RSVP here

Monday, Sept. 13 at 6:30 PM

Virtual conversation on women in politics with Delegate Kathy Tran and Julie Jakopic, Chair Virginia’s List in support of Jennifer Kitchen running to flip the 25th House District

RSVP here

Tuesday September 14,7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

NARAL Virginia’s 11th Annual Power of Choice Gala

Join VA Statewide Democratic Candidates: Terry McAuliffe, Hala Ayala, & Mark Herring

RSVP $25 and up.

Sunday, September 19th, 2:30pm – 5:00pm

Arlington Blue Families Potluck Picnic with Rep. Don Beyer

The biggest Arlington Blue Families event of the year is back in person, with friends, food, and family fun for kids of all ages. We will be joined by numerous special guests, including -Rep. Don Beyer; -Three of our adopted candidates, Del. Josh Cole, Briana Sewell, and Paul Siker; and -Arlington’s own COVID expert, Eric Feigl-Ding. We will have numerous activities for the youths, and of course there will be great food.RSVP here

September 23, 5:30pm

Let’s Elect Finale Norton, HD100 – Inspirational Fundraiser

Please join special guest Tammarrah Addison (spoken word poetess) for an “INSPIRATIONAL EVENT” to empower & support Finale Norton, candidate for the VA House of Delegates! Hosted by Network NOVA, the Democratic Black Caucus of Virginia, Reclaim Our Vote, We Virginia Democracy Forward, Fairfax Indivisible and others for an Inspirational Fundraiser for Finale Norton running to #GrowVABluer.Outdoors at a private home in Falls Church – RSVP

Saturday, September 2510am and/or 1pm

Knock Doors For Democrats in Stafford and Fredericksburg!Sign Up Here

Sunday, September 264 – 7pm EDT

Knock Doors for Democrats with Delegate Kathleen Murphy and others.

Join Network NOVA, the Virginia Turnout Project and others for a canvass launch in HD34/Loudoun to talk to voters about the issues that are important to them — and why Terry McAuliffe, Hala Ayala, Mark Herring, and Delegate Murphy are the right people to move Virginia forward in 2021!Sign up here.

September 30, 4:00pm

Protecting Democracy: Making Every Vote and Voice Matter

Part of a year-long “Democracy at Risk” series of conversations, hosted by the Center for Public & Nonprofit Leadership in celebration of their 25th Anniversary. These discussions will inform the next 25 years of the Center’s work with nonprofit, philanthropic and public sector leaders to strengthen our communities, nation and world. Register here

Mon, 10/4 – Old Beach Tavern – VA Beach supporting 4 campaigns: https://fb.me/e/2p1pre24S 

Tue, 10/5 – Croc’s 19th Street Bistro – Virginia Beach supporting 3 campaigns: https://fb.me/e/1EeflsK5e

Wed, 10/6 – Cozzy’s Comedy Club – Newport News supporting 3 campaigns: https://fb.me/e/1AdTvIfqo

Thu, 10/7 – TBD – Chesterfield County supporting Debra Gardner in District 27

Fri, 10/8 – Eavesdrop Brewery – Manassas supporting Dan Helmer in District 40: https://fb.me/e/ISDVqjoB 

RECURRING EVENTS

Rachel Levy, running to flip House District 55 believes “public education is the backbone of a healthy democracy, healthcare is a human right, and that we must protect our environment and conserve our natural resources.” Join her as she runs.

Rachel Runs For Us

Every Thursday Farmer’s Market Canvass at 4pm in Caroline

Every Thursday Virtual Phone Bank/Text Bank at 6:30pm

Every Saturday Morning Canvass at 9:30am in Mechanicsville 

Every Sunday Afternoon Canvass at 2pm in Ashland

Every Tuesday Afternoon Canvass at 4pm in Ashland

Blue Victory War Room: #KeepVirginiaBlue Editions (Mobilize Mondays & Tactical Tuesdays) – https://tinyurl.com/KeepVirginiaBlueWarRoom

Tuesday and Thursday Phonebanking for Jeffrey Feld, 5:00pm to 7:00pm

Join us for virtual phonebank on Google Meet to talk to voters about the issues that are important to them — and why Jeffrey “Doc” Feld, Terry McAuliffe, Hala Ayala, and Mark Herring are the right people to move Virginia forward in 2021! RSVP here

Saturday Canvasses for Debra Gardner, 7:00am – 4:00pm

Steve Baker has room for 3 people in his car each Saturday to go canvassing for Debra Gardner. Please email Steve for details and to RSVP, swbaker12@gmail.com.


Saturday Canvasses for Jeffrey Feld, 10:00am – 1:00pmJoin us for a canvass in Virginia Beach to talk with your neighbors about the issues that are important to them — and why Jeffrey “Doc” Feld is the right person to move Virginia forward in 2021! We’ve just received our campaign literature and need as much help as we can get knocking on doors. This race is so close that even someone who knocks 50 doors could make the difference between winning and losing. RSVP here


Sunday Phonebanking for Nancy Guy, 3:00pm – 5:00pm

Join Beyond Arlington to make calls in support of Delegate Nancy Guy and Democrats. This event will be entirely virtual and we will meet over Zoom! RSVP here


Sister District National Phonebanks in partnership with Human Rights Campaign, Crooked Media and other groups. Let’s do this!

Phonebanking is our best remote volunteering option for voter contact. We identify supporters, find and speak with undecided voters, tidy campaign data for voter targeting, and recruit local volunteers. Join us to help our great Virginia House of Delegates candidates! RSVP here


9/17-11/2: #KeepVirginiaBlue Facebook Event by the Virginia Democrats.

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