BADASS Briefing – December 16, 2021

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December 16, 2021

Hello Virginia!

As we move into the last weeks of 2021, let’s take time to celebrate. Please join us at the Friday Power Lunch (12/17/2021) as we Celebrate 2021: Memories, Experiences, Aspirations The year may be coming to a close, but there are still many Calls to Action (CTA) before we say goodbye to 2021, including locating yourself on the Virginia Grassroots Coalition (VGC) Power Map, joining the Virginia 2022 Advocacy Days, and standing up for democracy on January 6th.


Friday Power LunchCelebrating 2021: Memories, Experiences, Aspirations12/17/2021, NOONRegister here
It’s Holiday Party time at the Friday Power Lunch as we celebrate 2021!

Join us for our year end round-up:
– Look back on some of our favorite Power Lunch moments- Ruminate on the importance of gift giving and giving back- Remember events that now define 2021- Hear from surprise special guests on their aspirations for 2022- Enjoy music sure to inspire- Win prizes
We will end the show with an extended after chat, what many feel is the jewel of the show. If you have never stayed for an after chat before, give yourself this gift and stick around.


See you on Friday as we share memories, experiences, and aspirations.
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CALL TO ACTION: Save Climate and Clean Energy Legislative Gains. EASY “One Click” Letter to Your Senator.
Ask Democratic Senators to STAND STRONG on Climate and Clean Energy legislation. Many Republicans intend to roll back gains from the last 2 years and return to fossil fuels. Tell your senator any amendments to, or attempts to, repeal the Virginia Clean Economy Act (VCEA), Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI), and Clean Car Standards are unacceptable. Governor-Elect Youngkin has publicly stated his intent to repeal RGGI and there are some very scary, high powered Republican organizations seeking to repeal the VCEA. Take action for the Climate by CLICKING HERE.
Join the Virginia Grassroots Coalition Climate & Clean Energy Working Group. Easy ONE CLICK CALLS TO ACTION. Great meetings with excellent speakers. Fun folks. Needful work!  Contact Sharon Shutler at or Amy Bergner at

CALL TO ACTION: STOP the Mountain Valley Pipeline – by December 20thNo matter which way the State Water Control Board votes on MVP’s application to cross the waterways, the fight to defeat the MVP won’t be over until the companies behind the project cancel it. The 2 largest partners in the MVP are Equitrans Midstream and NextEra Energy. Please use their names when opposing the MVP.
ASK 1: Please sign the Letters to Santa: by December 20. Help to spread the word by posting the following on social media: Cancel MVP Letters to Santa and Mothers Out Front at the Vigil Dear Santa Cancel MVP. These letters are signed by individuals and will be sent to to the boards of the companies behind the MVP.
ASK 2: We need more organizations to sign onto the Cancel MVP letter by December 20 so the companies behind the MVP see that our movement to defeat the MVP is continuing to grow. If you don’t see your organization listed here or you know of other organizations who oppose the MVP who haven’t signed onto the letter yet please encourage them to sign to letter. This letter will be sent to to the boards of the companies behind the MVP.

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Holiday Shopping to Support Our Work
While you reflect and take action, please support Network NOVA’s work by becoming a Friday Power Lunch Patreon and/or shopping at the @BADASS Boutique


Power Mapping
The Virginia Grassroots Coalition is developing a Power Map to track groups and individuals by their legislative representatives for advocacy purposes.
Please let us know where you are here.

Lobby with Clean Virginia, Virginia Organizing, Virginia Interfaith Power Light & Appalachian Voices on January 20, 2022
Register here

National Voter Registration Roundtable, brings together national on-the-ground voter registration orgs like Field Team 6, Women’s March Action, Activate America, Center for Common Ground, Sister District, They See Blue, Register Her, Southwest Voter Project, The Civics Center, and many others to eliminate duplicate effort, boost firepower, stretch dollars, fire up volunteers, and register new voters year round.
One of its first projects: turning National Voter Registration Day from a yearly into a monthly event. And the first one is January 6, 2022. What a brilliant way to take back that date!
JANUARY 6 VOTER REGISTRATION DAY OF ACTION!Take 1/6 back by joining one (or more) of Field Team 6’s special events including phone banks, text banks, social storming, postcard parties and in-person voter registration drives!
Thursday, January 6, 20222pm – 3pm ETJoin for a special Social Storm as we take back January 6 and defend democracy! We’ll help build awareness for Field Team 6’s Voter Registration efforts as well as #Voterizer and #RegisterDemocrats…all from the comfort of your social media accounts!

Thursday, January 6, 20225-6pm ETPostcarding PartyRegister hereYou will learn everything you need to know about our voter registration outreach through postcards.
Want to lead a registration event that day in the flavor you find most delicious? Phone or textbank, postcarding party, social storm, in-person voter drive? Contact Wayne Liebman, Wayne@fieldteam6

Tuesdays, Starting January 11, 20226 – 8pm ESTJoin Sierra Club Phone Banking to Ensure Passage of Critical Democracy ReformsRegister here.
Join Tuesdays this January for a phone banking series to call Sierra Club members and supporters in target states to encourage them to call their Senators urging them to pass voting rights legislation now!
The Freedom to Vote Act and the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act are critically needed however, they are at a crossroads as an outdated procedural rule called the filibuster is holding it up.

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