September 16, 2021This week’s BADASS Briefing includes the following:
- Prepare to March! Loudoun, Sept 18 & DC, Oct 2
- Friday Power Lunch & other news to ensure we #KeepVABlue, #GrowVABluer & let the world know that #DemsDeliver
March in Loudoun, September 18, 2021It’s Time to Rally for Reproductive Rights! On Saturday, September 18 from 12-2 p.m. ET, 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.
arch in DC, October 2, 2021Let’s raise our voices. Marches are being planned across the nation for Oct 2, 2021, before the Supreme Court reconvenes. We need to send an unmistakable message about our fierce opposition to restricting abortion access and be heard for reproductive freedom. We plan to meet at the Carousel on the National Mall. Sign up here for details. Rep Gerry Connolly and others will be special guests. Please invite your special guests. Join the Virginia BADASS Brigade here – Don’t Texas Virginia – #KeepVABlue
Friday Power Lunch:Full Frontal Attack on Reproductive Rights & FreedomREGISTER
There is no doubt about it! We are experiencing a Full Frontal Attack on Reproductive Rights & Freedom. This week’s Friday Power Lunch will be a discussion on how women’s fundamental rights are on the chopping block.We will start by talking about Texas bill SB8 and what the Supreme Court’s ruling tells us about the fate of Roe V Wade.
- Tarina Keene (Executive Director, NARAL Pro-Choice Virginia) will help us understand what this means for Virginia.
- RaeAnn Pickett (Director of Communications, Planned Parenthood Advocates of Virginia) and Han Jones (Political Director, Planned Parenthood Advocates of Virginia) will give us a report on what’s going on with women’s access to reproductive health care.
Even though abortion has been legal, that does not mean it has been accessible or attainable to many women in Virginia and throughout the nation. Groups that provide abortion funds play a crucial role in women’s reproductive healthcare.
- Ayé Johnson (Community & Volunteer Engagement Accomplice, Richmond Reproductive Freedom Project) and
- Tannis Fuller (Executive Director, Blue Ridge Abortion Fund) will tell us about the important work their groups are doing to help women have access to the care they need.
We will end the show by spotlighting the early voting efforts in Loudoun with special guests
This week, 25% of the proceeds of our on-fire Beach Towel will go to NARAL Pro-Choice Virginia Purchase here
Virginia Democrats Protect the Environment & Create Green Jobs#VADemsDeliverLocal Majority has a next set of materials in support of Virginia Democrats. While extreme weather events highlight the urgency of addressing climate change, Virginia Democrats leap into an environmental leadership position in the south and in the nation. The State House and Senate under Democratic control have passed laws addressing greenhouse gas emissions and creating clean energy jobs, while Republicans have done nothing but try to obstruct progress. Read their Environment Issue Report and Talking Points, and utilize their social media content here to spread awareness about the importance of electing Democrats this year.
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
Friday, September 17th, 7 pm on ZoomEarly Voting Kickoff Fundraiser with Congresswoman Spanberger and Caitlin CoakleyCaitlin and Congresswoman Spanberger speak about Early Voting starting on the 17th and how NOW is the time to get involved and give our best to this election cycle. Register:
Sunday, September 19th, 2:30 pm – 5:00pmArlington Blue Families Potluck Picnic with Rep. Don Beyer 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, 5:30pmLet’s Elect Finale Norton, HD100 – Inspirational FundraiserPlease 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 1 pm Knock Doors For Democrats in Stafford and Fredericksburg!Sign Up Here
Sunday, September 264 – 7 pm EDTKnock 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, 4:00pmProtecting Democracy: Making Every Vote and Voice MatterPart 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:
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