Tuesday Tidbits

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Let’s get Rev’d Up for March and Women’s History Month!

  • The Friday Power Lunch will be honoring and celebrating women all month. We will start the month talking about women making change with our beloved film maker, CJ CrimResisterhood, sprinkling more favorites throughout the month and ending with Rebecca Sive talking about her book Make Herstory Your Story which will inspire us to start recording the history each one of us is making.
  • All Rev’d Up for ERA and Equality Rally and Gatherings, March 9-10:   This is the time to have your voice heard for EQUALITY! Join any or all: Let’s Get Social for the ERA, Breakfast, Rally, Gratitude & Gallery

I’ve also included the Advocacy Actions first with two new CTAs: Pass SJ1 NOW and STOP Air & Water Pollution SB657.

Onward warriors,

Stair

There are under 2 weeks of the legislative session; please keep up the pressure on our legislators and take the current Virginia Grassroots’ Calls to Action.  Note, if you are short on time, choose your priority topic(s) and do those CTAs.

Tuesday, March 1st, 5:00pm 

Messaging Working Group Meeting

The Virginia Grassroots Messaging group is alive and striving with Letters to the Editor, regional Postcarding and more to get it right this time, and to speak the truth.

RSVP to Finale Norton:finale-norton@cox.net 

New One Click CTA Stop the Air and Water Pollution bill SB 657 in the House!

Thanks to your efforts we stopped the stripping of the board’s permitting authority in the Senate.  SB 657 limped out of the House committee on party lines. We just need to shore up the Ds and flip 2 Rs to stop the bill in the House. Water protectors along the MVP route have been contacting their Republican delegates the last few days. Please contact your delegate and encourage others to join you. Check out this Virginia Mercury article and Delegate Plum’s excellent speech on the House floor to learn more.

The time to pass SJ1 is NOW!

The Virginia NAACP, in partnership with the ACLU of Virginia, Bridging the Gap in Virginia, League of Women Voters of Virginia, Nolef Turns, Richmond Crusade for Voters; The Humanization Project; Virginia Civic Engagement Table; and the Virginia Interfaith Center for Public Policy, are hosting Voters Days of Action: February 28th – March 2nd to bring awareness to the importance of this bill which is a constitutional amendment; qualification of voters and the right to vote

Join Let the Voters Decide Rally at Capitol Square Bell Tower Wednesday, March 2nd at 10:30 am – 11:30 am

One Voice Town Hall

TCI’s President and CEO Ashley Kenneth recently noted, “Virginia has the ample resources that it does in large part because we have not been fully funding critical services, such as education, health care, and more, for years. It is essential that we invest in the programs that help all of us to thrive as well as direct resources to those who need it most.”

TCI has released its latest easy-to-read comparison of key proposed changes to Virginia’s budget in the areas of health care, education, and more for the current and upcoming two years.

The VA House and Senate will consider their respective committee’s proposal, with votes expected today! Tell Your Lawmaker: Invest in Our Communities

Welcome to March – Women’s History Month

Bringing Global Feminism HomeTuesday, March 8, 7pm – Virtual Join Charlottesville NOW on International’s Women’s Day.  Join Kolieka Seigle, DemocraShe, Jan Strout, Montana NOW and Bozeman Cities for CEDAW Initiative, and Prasidha Padmanabhan, Women for Education, Advocacy and Rights who will reveal the intersection of domestic policy and international policy on women’s human rights worldwide. 

All Rev’d Up For EqualityMarch 9-10 Join ERA activists, advocates, and elected that worked tirelessly to ratify the ERA in Virginia on March 9 and 10, 2022 at the epicenter of lawmaking in Richmond. Details and signup 

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.

Keynote Address by author, Amy Reed.

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

Breakout Sessions with: Network NOVAMoms 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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