BADASS Briefing, June 9, 2022

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Dear Friends,

Here we are, at a true crossroads for our state and nation. Tonight’s hearing is launching one of the most important efforts of our lives – uncovering the truth about January 6.  Most, if not all of us, are feeling anxiety of one sort or another.  But, Friends, we don’t live in anger, nervous anticipation or depression.  We take action!  We stand together!  And we WILL MAKE A DIFFERENCE!

There are many very important ways we can make our lives and the lives of others better.  Read below for how you can make it happen. And plan on joining us at the first of three Women’s Summits on June 25th – where we will rejoice in friendships and shared values and where we will power up because we are ALL IN TO WIN VIRGINIA!

Let’s get it done!

Stair


URGENT ACTION! Urge your Congressional Representative to Vote for HR 7910: ‘Protecting Our Kids Act’

This bill may be up for a vote in the House of Representatives as early as this Thursday (June 9).

CALL TO ACTION: Stop Environmental Injustice and Inequity on African American Communities

Please lend your support to the urgent request that Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine come personally to visit the Brown Grove Community in Hanover County, Virginia, to help craft a solution to stopping the erasure of this historic150-year-old African American community founded by former slaves.  Click here to take action

VOTE ‘EM OUT

Friday Power Lunch, June 10, noon ET

Day after day we are bombarded with dire consequences of today’s political environment. Enough is enough! As columnist Jennifer Rubin wrote in the Washington Post on June 5, 2022: “The problem is not lily-livered Democrats or ‘polarization.’ Our democracy is being thwarted again and again by an increasingly radical, antidemocratic GOP driven by white grievance and nostalgia for a pre-civil-rights America.”

With the Midterm elections coming up, we need to stay focused on protecting our Democracy! We know we can win. We’ve done it. We know the grassroots has fearless determination to Get out the Vote. When We Vote We WIN! The theme of the June 10, 2022, Friday Power lunch is let’s do what it takes to Vote Them Out!

We will kick off the show with Rachel Bitecofer, a nationally-recognized election analyst and political strategist, blogger of The Cycle, and founder of StrikePac. Rachel makes amazingly accurate predictions…but is always unpredictable. She will bring her special fusion of data-based analysis & cutting edge commentary to a discussion of what we need to do to win in the Midterms.

EJ Scott, Chair of the Democratic Black Caucus of Virginia, will tell us about Juneteenth an event the organization is having on June 18. This is the 16th year DBCV has held a commemoration of the last notice given Black people that slavery had ended in the South. She will also tell us what the Democratic Black Caucus sees as a needed strategy for better turnout and messaging leading up to the Midterms.

REGISTER NOW

News from ALL IN to Win Virginia:

Our website is up to date and it’s looking very exciting! We just added the Artists4ERA collection which educates Americans of the “done but not published” status  of the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA). The art depicts diverse groups and communities,  including LGBTQIA+, Black women, women of color, and indigenous peoples so all  Americans see themselves in our 28th Amendment (Equal Rights). 

And our BADASS Boutique has a new fun line of ALL IN to Win apparel that will arrive before June 24!

Register to be ALL IN to Win!

Not Just Mad. Organized.

This fundraiser, designed by Krystal Henson is being offered for the third time and will once again raise money for the National Network of Abortion Funds. 2 t-shirt options, as well as a tank top, and a wide-neck sweatshirt are offered.

All funds raised will go directly to the organization. Thank you so much for your continued fight to protect Reproductive Freedom and access to safe and legal abortions.  ORDER NOW

VIRGINIANS, LET’S BUILD THIS MOVEMENT AND GO TO D.C. TOGETHER ON JUNE 18TH! There are many ways to get to D.C.! If you want to ride a bus, there are FREE tickets available!This FREE bus seat deal expires FRIDAY!  Add this FREE code: PPC100VA

Loudoun March For Our LivesStone House Pool on Fernbank Court, SterlingSaturday, June 11, noon – 2pmLoudoun is Marching! This is an official MFOL Sister March supporting the national movement for peace and gun safety in America. We will be marching just over a mile from the Stone House Pool on Fernbank Court to Potomac Falls High School to highlight the terrorism of gun violence. Please park at Potomac Falls and carpool to the Stone House if you can. Please bring your water in reusable water bottles; wear sunscreen/hats; wear good walking shoes; bring signs and your voice! We need you! Bring Friends! Partners include: Loudoun4All, Loudoun Moms Demand Action, Loudoun NAACP & Loudoun Democrats

March For Our Lives – FredericksburgJune 11, 2022 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM ETWilliam St. and Blue and Grey Parkway/Route 3,Fredericksburg, VA 22401March For Our Lives – Gainesville
June 11, 2022 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM ETAtlas Walk Way, Gainesville, VAWe will meet at the square in Atlas Walk across from the Starbucks and do I flash mob die-in and then march along Litton Hall Road to Virginia Gateway. Make signs!March for Our Lives – Virginia BeachJune 11, 2022 12:00 PM –  2:00 PM ETCity Hall, 2401 Courthouse Dr, Virginia Beach, VAMarch For Our Lives Norfolk, VAJune 11, 2022 10:00 AM – 11:00101 W Main St, Norfolk, VA 23510

American Promise Candidate Pledge Campaign

Thursday, June 9th, 7:30pm

Join the over 30 Virginia candidates/elected officials, and the hundreds of legislators who have signed the MoneyOut Pledge nationally.  As Democratic Congressman Don Beyer states “Elections and the policy decisions that follow them should be about the best ideas, not about the most money. Big money in politics makes a mockery of the democratic ideal of one person, one vote”.  Republican Delegate Tim Anderson opined that “Most of the dysfunction of government comes from the undue influence of large campaign contributions. Virginia has no limits on contributions and office holders are oftentimes installed by millionaires”.

NWPC-VA
I think You’re Wrong (But I’m Listening)
Jun 15, 2022 06:00 PM
Through rich conversations, deep discussions, and self reflection, let’s break down the walls that keep us apart and find ways to build them back even stronger. The Salon Book Series launches in June with  a discussion of I Think You’re Wrong (But I’m Listening). We welcome Finale Norton who will be our guide as we navigate each of the selections.

Make sure you grab your copy of I think You’re Wrong (But I’m Listening) by Sarah Stewart Holland and Beth Silvers.

An Evening with Democratic Congresswoman Elaine Luria (VA-02)

Wednesday, June 15th, 6:00-8:00pm

Please join hosts Brooke and Matt de Ferranti for an evening in Arlington, VA with Congresswoman Elaine Luria.  Another opportunity to meet Elaine Luria in person, and raise funds for this pivotal race in November.

Democratic Black Caucus of Virginia Virtual Juneteenth Luncheon 2022Honoring the Past, Embracing the FutureSaturday, June 18, 2:00pm. The Democratic Black Caucus of Virginia invites you to join for an inspiring virtual program featuring history making Black Americans, including elected officials and candidates!  Greetings from: President Pro Tem & Outreach Chair State Senator Louis Lucas and Delegate Lamont Bagby will open the program followed by Senator Tim Kaine and Congressman Bobby Scott with Federal updates, State Senator Jennifer McClellan and House Caucus Chair Delegate Charniele Herring with State scopes. Enjoy an exciting discussion with young Politicos moderated by our youngest Virginia Delegates Nadarius Clark and Briana Sewell. Please register and consider becoming a Juneteenth Sponsor!

Friends, before you go, please fill out the Virginia Grassroots Power Map to help us identify activists in all the new districts. This will help grassroots leaders reach out to you when the need arises in your new districts. AND and please forward this email to a friend. 

www.networknova.org


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