BADASS Briefing

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Dear DemCast,

We are all hurting. And if there is one thing we know, taking action is good for the soul! Please make a plan to join a Wear Orange Rally this weekend.  We are not going to stop talking about the need for Gun Violence Prevention laws and attitudes! Brady has a new form to send emails and make calls to your Senators to expand & strengthen Brady Background Checks. Please pass this around out of state.

There will be a call for Moral Revival at this week’s Friday Power Lunch.  Rev Liz will talk about the Poor People’s and Low-Wage Workers’ Assembly and Moral March on Washington and to the Polls on June 18, 2022.  Be sure to join us this Friday and mark your calendar for June 18, 2022 to be with us in DC.

Heaven knows we could use some uplift! We are very excited that our fabulous women Congressional Members, Rep Jennifer Wexton and Rep Abigail Spanberger will kick off the 6th Annual Women’s Summit ALL IN to Win Virginia in Annandale, June 25, 2022.   The ALL IN to Win Virginia Summit will be a summer of determination and action. There are LOTS of reasons we NEED YOU with us. We need your energy and ideas. We need an army of good people standing together to fight for our values. And last, but not least, we don’t want you to miss the fun. Please get your tickets now to be part of the in-person events and on-line community building to prepare for the Long Game.  To launch our time together and remind us why we are there, Tammarrah Addison, Spoken Word Poet will recite her poem The Long Game.

Hope to see you this weekend wearing orange!


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We cannot let this moment of heartbreak and anger pass. In the wake of multiple tragedies, the fight to end gun violence has never been more urgent. During National Gun Violence Awareness Day and Wear Orange Weekend, let’s join together to demand a future free from gun violence once and for all. If not us – who?

Check out the events in Virginia – Falls Church, Arlington, Alexandria, Winchester, Loudoun, New River Valley, Newport News, Lynchburg, Norfolk and more!

FRIDAY NIGHT – ALL IN FOR COMMUNITY – June 24, 2022 (6:30pm – 8:30pm)

Join us to get social, meet new friends, and connect with old friends. The focus of the night will be leadership especially when it comes to protecting teachers and public education. Confirmed speakers include Jessica Berg (Educator, Loudoun County), Juli Briskman (Loudoun Supervisor), Atoosa Reaser (Loudoun County School Board) and Rachna Sizemore Heizer (Fairfax County School Board).

Location: Rowan Tree (280 Sunset Park Dr, Herndon, VA 20170)

Rowan Tree is a beautiful, productive in-person workspace founded by partners of the Women’s Summit, Kate Viggiano Janich and Amy Dagliano.

SATURDAY – ALL IN to Win Virginia – Saturday, June 25, 2022 (9 am – 2pm)

This will be an ALL IN to Win Virginia festival of determination and action with inspirational speakers, entertainment, advocacy fair, learning, sharing, and alliance building.

Elected Officials & 2022 Candidates

Herb Jones – Candidate – CD 1

Josh Throneburg – CD 5

Rep. Abigail Spanberger – CD 7

Taysha DeVaughan –  CD 9

Rep. Jennifer Wexton – CD 10

Senator Jennifer McClellan

Delegates Candi King, Elizabeth Guzman and Briana Sewell – Powerhouse elected officials from Prince William County will show us how it’s done getting out the vote.

Leaders & Inspirational Speakers

Tammarrah Addison – Spoken Word Poet will recite her poem The Long Game

Heather Booth – Long-time civil rights activist will inspired us with her “if we organize, we can change the world” determination

Elizabeth Brubaker – Generation Ratify VA will help us understand how to bring out the youth vote.

Jennifer Carroll Foy – A star of Virginia politicals: Former Delegate, Candidate for Governor, Candidate for State Senate in 2023, and someone who always says what needs to be said.

Tarina Keene – ProChoice Virginia will give us the hard truths about the state of abortion rights and how we can and must take action now

Qasim Rashid – Human Rights Attorney, Sirius Radio Host, Former candidate for Congress, TikTok influencer, and the soul of Virginia will talk to us on what’s at stake.

Lynlee Thorne – Rural GroundGame – Because we are ALL IN for ALL Virginia

Musical Headliners

Crys Matthews and Heather Mae will put music in our hearts with their songs of justice, hope and love

Location: The Ernst Community Cultural Center on the Northern Virginia Community College Annandale Campus (8333 Little River Turnpike, Annandale, VA 22003). Plenty of parking available.

Housing: Our suggested hotel is the Courtyard by Marriott Dunn Loring, located in a small urban neighborhood with Metro access, shops, restaurants etc.2722 Gallows Rd, Vienna, VA 22180
For special pricing, mention “Women’s Summit June 24-25” when booking. Phone: (703) 573-9555

REGISTER to be ALL IN to Win Virginia!

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