Tuesday Tidbits, February 22, 2022

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There are about two weeks left of the legislative session; please keep up the pressure on our legislators at take the current Calls to Action!

The good news keeps coming on the journey to end the Mountain Valley Pipeline! The Fourth Circuit Court threw out MVP’s permits to cross the forest and the U.S. Wildlife permit for not doing the work to protect endangered species. Then the Army Corps of Engineers confirmed that they would NOT issue the permit for MVP to cross streams while MVP was missing these key permits. Major MVP partner, NextEra Energy’s SEC filing admitted that it’s unlikely the project will be completed, after Democratic controlled FERC passed policies to prevent duplicate pipelines and to stop self-dealing by companies to obtain a permit. Please retweet with @EquitransMid @ConEd @altagas @NextERAEnergy and @RGCResources #CancelMVP! to pressure Equitrans Midstream before their Tuesday’s earning call.

Virginia (VA) Redress Network – Biweekly MeetingWednesday, February 23, 2022, 6pm 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 in alliance with the African American Redress Network (AARN). 

Coffee with Karl w/ MSNBC legal analyst Glenn Kirschner Saturday, February 26, 3pm ET We will celebrate FCPS Board Member Karl Frisch’s birthday with a special Zoom event featuring MSNBC Legal Analyst Glenn Kirschner. They will take your questions about President Biden’s U.S. Supreme Court vacancy, January 6th Commission, and whatever else you want to discuss.

Tammarrah Addison Black HERstorySaturday, February 26, 7 pm Alexandria History Museum at the Lyceum Join Tammarrah others as they take you on a poetic journey of poems and songs about AGAPE Love, Empowerment and Social Justice told and hosted by women. Enjoy We are Here for the Long Game as launched at the Friday Power Lunch.

Exciting Launch of 4Public Education! New group in Fairfax standing up for Public Education! Holly Hazard – Fairfax School Board Meeting #Champions4PE @4publicedva

The Supermajority Education Fund Majority Leaders program is back; apply by March 11 Over a seven week program, attendees take the next steps to grow their skills in leadership, build connections with women and nonbinary people across the country, and learn from leaders in the movement for gender and racial equity.

Congressman Connolly’s 28th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Fete! Thursday, March 17th, 7:00 – 9:00 PM Please join Congressman Connolly and our special guests for a virtual St. Patrick’s Day celebration! While we still may not be able to gather together in person, we can still celebrate the Holiest Day of the year with Irish music and fare, and with speeches from elected officials and friends.

“Rise To” Summit 2022Saturday, March 26th9:30am – 3:00pm4 3460 Loudoun Reserve Dr, Ashburn Because knowledge is the first step in fighting for equality and justice for all.

Join community organizers, leaders, activists, politicians, writers, and YOU!

The Summit will consist of Keynote Address by author, Amy Reed.

Voting Panel with: Krysta Jones, Senator Boysko, and Jennifer Carroll Foy.

Breakout Sessions with: Network NOVA, Moms Demand Action, Loudoun4All, Safe Space NOVA, Whole Woman’s HealthAlliance and others.

Lunch There is NO CHARGE to attend the summit. In lieu of a registration fee, participants are asked to bring a donation for BRAWS or donate to The Future is Female Scholarship Fund. Bring cash and change if you want to buy raffle tickets!

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