This week we are encouraging all abled bodies to rally at the White House, get President Biden’s attention, and march our ERA Petition to Remove the Memo to the Department of Justice. Please be sure to sign and share.
Please note that during the General Assembly session we will continue with Calls To Action (CTAs) and more where you can take quick-click action. This does take a little time as there are many bill we must oppose, as well as those we support.
12 noon ET – The White House
On the 2-year anniversary of the final ratifying state for the Equal Rights Amendment – Virginia – we’re rallying in Washington, D.C. on January 27, 2022 for a more just future for ALL!
- 12 Noon – Rally at the White House (also live streamed)
- 1:30 pm ET – Delegation of volunteers marches to Department of Justice
- 2:30 pm ET – Delivery of petition signatures to the Department of Justice
*Vaxxed and masked for in-person events, please.
Sign the Petition – Demand the Biden Dept. of Justice immediately address the overstepping opinion of Trump and advance the ERA. We will drop off our petition with all the ERA Signatures of Support to the Department of Justice as part of the Rally. We have 60,000 signatures and we want to reach 100,000! Sign the Petition & please help circulate it.
Please join us for our first 2022 meeting of the Virginia (VA) Redress Network on Wednesday, January 26 at 6pmET We will continue to meet alternate Wednesdays throughout 2022. Register here.
The Virginia (VA) Redress Network is a collaboration between local redress efforts throughout the Commonwealth of VA. The goal of the Coalition is to embolden efforts among its members by collaborating and building a consensus around redress. The Coalition provides support and raises awareness for specific instances of U.S. historical racial injustices by undertaking and facilitating capacity-building and public education. The VA Redress Network is an alliance with the African American Redress Network (AARN).
The Human Rights Watch is asking organizations to sign on to their Why We Can’t Wait statement urging House leadership to act on H.R. 40, the Commission to Study and Develop Reparation Proposals for African Americans Act. Almost 16 months later, House leadership has not done so even though the bill has far more support and co-sponsors than ever before in its 32-year history, enough to pass the bill if leadership got behind it.
Please sign-on here by COB January 31. Human Rights Watch hopes to release this letter on Feb 1st, the first day of Black history month. This letter is open to national, state, international, and local organizations. Please share with your networks as you see fit. Thank you for your continued commitment to racial justice. Please help move H.R. 40 across the finish line!
Truth in Journalism: Reporting on Politics and Identity in America
Wednesday, January 26th, 12:00pm ET Virtual
Center for American Women and Politics (CAWP) will be joined by PBS and NBC journalist Yamiche Alcindor for their annual Senator Wynona Lipman Women’s Political Leadership Chair Lecture.
Alcindor has become a go-to voice in analyzing the most critical issues of our time, for Democrats and Republicans alike. Registration and more info here.
How We’ll Rally Democrats to Vote in 2022
Thursday, January 27, 8pmET
In this webinar, the Progressive Turnout Project will outline the messages and tactics to employ across the country to rally Democrats to vote.
Joining the conversation will be Anat Shenker-Osorio, host of the Words to Win By podcast and Principal of ASO Communications. Anat is one of the leading progressive messaging experts.
More information and register here
- Stop Dominion Overcharges. Support HB1288 Ratepayer Protection Act – One click action
- Stop Campaign Contributions from Dominion. Support SB45 and SB568 – One click action
- Stop Coal Waste Bill – One click action
- Reform the recall process [Vote YES on SB495] – One click action
- Ask Senators to support solar-ready roofs [Vote YES on SB290] – One click action
- Ask Delegates to support solar-ready roofs [Vote YES on HB571] – One click action
- Stop toxic coal waste [Vote NO on SB120] – – One click action
- Tell Dem Senators to oppose SB601 that would worsen the COVID-19 pandemic [Vote NO on SB601] – One click action
- Restore the right to vote [Vote YES on SJ1] – One click action
- Pass the BBB Plan #LetJoeKnow – Sign the Petition
- Tell your Virginia legislators to co-patron HB 1220 “Right to Unionize” – One click action
ACTION ALERT ON CAMPAIGN FINANCE REFORM
This is the week for taking #moneyout action.
Disclosure bills have been heard and passed on the Senate floor and to be heard in the House. Support the following bills: HB489 @HelmerVA, HB500/HB495 @DavidBulova, HB86 @Tim83rd . Want to support limitation bills? HB575 Del. VanValkenburg and HB85 Del Tim Anderson and David Bulova’s oversight bill, HB 492. Raise your voice! Don’t know what to say? Click here to find some messages which you can send to your VA legislator (as well as a link to find out who they are!) More details on all the bills can be found here. https://bit.ly/3qVJfd9. Questions: Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
The Virginia Grassroots Coalition has submitted their Priority Bill’s letter for the General Assembly Session to our Democratic Senators and Delegates. Please write to your legislators in support of these bills. And please don’t forget to let us know where you are for the Power Map for Advocacy.
BYOP Text Bank to register Latino Texans as Democrats
with TX State Rep. Victoria Neave Criado!
Thursday, January 27, 2000
7 – 8pm ET – Virtual
The purpose will be to reach out to Texas Latinos who are likely Democrats, and get them registered to vote! This is just 4 days ahead of the voter registration deadline for the primary, let’s harness the urgency and register more Democrats to help elect Gov. Beto O’Rourke and flip Texas blue in November! Register here.
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