Tuesday Tidbits 10/5/21

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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. Today’s Tuesday Tidbits includes:

  1. Support Collective Bargaining in Fairfax and Loudoun
  2. Statewide Virtual Rally – THE POWER OF WOMEN – Oct 14, 7pm
  3. Candidate of the week and twitter storms
  4. Live weekend events that yours truly will attend.
  5. And more…

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

Sincerely, Stair

Support Essential Workers in Fairfax and Loudoun County!

Frontline county employees — from first responders to mental health workers, librarians to nurses — have kept us healthy and safe during the pandemic. Now it’s time to support them! Right now, both Fairfax and Loudoun counties are debating whether or not these employees should have collective bargaining rights and a seat at the table to negotiate good jobs and great services. Here’s how you can help:
In Fairfax: CLICK HERE to email the Board of Supervisors AND join a rally outside the Fairfax County Government Center on October 5th at 3:00 pm
In Loudoun: CLICK HERE to email the Board of Supervisors AND join a rally outside the Loudoun County Government Center on October 13th at 5:00 pm

Tuesday, October 57-8pm ET Conservation Cocktails

Delegate Shelly Simonds invites you to join her for a Zoom fundraiser focusing on the environmental issues facing Virginians. Shelly is a life-long environmental advocate. In her first term, she sponsored legislation to curb emissions, protect the Chesapeake Bay, and begin the shift towards renewable and sustainable energy sources in Virginia. Shelly will be joined by representatives from the Sierra Club and fellow environmental advocates from around the Commonwealth to discuss the most pressing conservation issues.

Please join the conversation!RSVP here.

If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact Sophie at sophie@simondsfordelegate.com.

October 14, 20217 pm – 8 pm

Statewide Virtual Rally – THE POWER OF WOMEN – hosted by Senator Jennifer McClellan and the unstoppable grassroots women of Virginia. Lt Gov Candidate Hala AyalaCongresswoman Elaine Luria and other Virginia women leaders (TBA) will discuss what is at stake in our approaching election: our fundamental rights, including funds/wages, voting, reproductive and healthcare!

We know everything is on the line this election: our rights, our progress, our democracy. There is no limit to what we as women can accomplish together. This is our Power. We are invincible, we are strong, we are women!

When women rally we make it fun. We’ll have prizes, special guests, an inspirational opening poem by Dorri Scott, toe tapping tunes from social justice songwriter Crys Matthews, and more. You know with Network NOVA producing the Rally, it will be full of surprises.

Here is the Rally registration link

Help us spread the word about this event through email, social media, and word of mouth. Use the hashtag #KeepVABlue. Please feel free to use the above graphic – here is the link to download directly.

Did you know that Absentee Ballots require a witness signature? Last year, due to the pandemic, the requirement was waved, don’t forget this year!. 

Saturday, October 9 5pm

Rising Stars You are invited to a reception with special guests Congresswoman Abigail Spanberger and Senator Jennifer McClellan in support of Michelle Maldonado (HD50), Irene Shin (HD86) and Elizabeth Bennett-Parker (HD-45). It will be hosted in Old Town, Alexandria.

Please RSVP for the address.

Sunday, October 10th 6-8 p.m

Speaker Eileen Filler-Corn’s 6th Annual Food Truck Fest, Fairfax

Join Speaker Filler-Corn and enjoy an evening of good company and good food.

RSVP here.

This week’s Spotlighted Candidate is Michelle Maldonado (HD50)

Join the Twitter/Facebook Storm that starts at noon on Wednesday – you do not have to be present to help. Sign up here and we will send out the social media links and trending hashtags.

Write Postcards!

Postcards4VA.com still has addresses.

And the BADASS Boutique has new postcards.

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