Tuesday Tidbits 9/14/21

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Dear Friends,

The purpose of these Tuesday Tidbits is to push actions forward that cannot wait for Thursday’s BADASS Briefing and/or to give them a little extra attention.

  1. Early voting starts on September 17th running through October 30. Check out (& share) iwillvote.com. Once again the Virginia Grassroots will promote early voting with the use of yard signs and social media.(If you want signs, please reply.)
  2. Join the Thunder for our Candidates of the Week: Kim Melnyck and Elizabeth Guzman – Wed, Sept 15, 12pmET, please register here or sign up here to receive (by email) Twitter/Facebook posts to amplify.
  3. Join the Movement to Reform Our Political System with Campaign Finance Reform – please get involved.
  4. Special Sewell Soirees
  5. Prepare to march!

If you have an action item for an upcoming Tuesday Tidbit, please let me know.

Sincerely, Stair

CANDIDATES OF THE WEEK: Elizabeth Guzman and Kim Melnyck

Tool Kits and info here: VirginiaGrassroots.org – Volunteer here.
We all know and love Delegate Elizabeth Guzman, who has worked hard for Virginia and Delivered with the #DemsDeliver crew. Get to know Kim Melnyck, deeply involved in the interest of public education, as a School Board member for 4 years, she has seen what must happen in Richmond to get things done. (Rid of Glenn Davis for starters)
Do your own thing through your channels and/or join the Twitter/Facebook Thunder Room on Wednesday, noon. Register here.
Amplify Tweets with the Virginia Grassroots: If you are interested in being alerted by email or text the thunder tweet, please sign up here.

Join the Movement to Reform Our Political System

One the Virginia Grassroots highest ranked issue is that of Campaign Finance Reform. As many of you know, Virginia is one of a handful of states that allows unlimited donations (with no restrictions on their use) from corporations and individuals to candidates running in state races. This means that it is money, and not the voice of the people, who determine the governing of our state. Remember this happens every year. What can you do?

CALL TO ACTION: The second meeting of the legislative study committee on campaign finance reform (CFR) will be held on September 17th. The members of the committee need to hear from Virginians that this is a priority issue. Your voices make a difference. You can provide simple messages as written testimony for the meeting (submit messages here).Don’t know what to say? American Promise has pre-drafted messages in this google document. You can mix and match. Only a few clicks to submit your message here. Plus you can send the same message around to the committee members (contact list in the document) and to your legislator! 3 in one! Just cut and paste. Check out how easy it is!

Check out this podcast, The Influence of Money in Politics: Why It Must End Now with Jeff Clements, the President of American Promise.

Special Sewell Soirees

Hope you can join one or both of these fabulous events for Brianna Sewell. Brianna is ready to go to Richmond and be a voice for Prince William families.

Thursday, September 16, 6:30pmYou are invited to a fundraiser in support of Brianna Sewell for Delegate. Rep. Jennifer Wexton (VA10) & Virginia Sen. McClellan will be special guests at the Cedar Run Brewery, Nokesville. Please RSVP

Monday, September 20, 5pmYou are invited to a fundraiser in support of Brianna Sewell for Delegate. Rep Terri Sewell (AL7) and Rep Bobbie Scott (VA3) will be special guests and it will take place at a historic Capital Hill home, hosted by Jackie Lewis. Please RSVP for the address

It’s Time to March for Reproductive Rights!

Rally for Reproductive Rights!

On Saturday, September 18 from 12-2 pmET, Loudoun NOW will stand in solidarity with Austin NOW and others. Please join in Sterling at 21430 Cedar Drive off Route 7. Mothers and sisters and daughters and aunties and friends and neighbors and allies. Register here.

Don’t Texas Virginia – March! Oct 2, 2021, in DCWe must stand together and defend our reproductive and fundamental rights. We will have “Don’t Texas Virginia – #KeepVABlue – When We Vote We Win” posters & more to give away. At this moment we will plan to meet at the Carousel at 11am. This is subject to change as the Women’s March plans develop. Google sign up with the Virginia BADASS Brigade

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