Tuesday Tidbits

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Dear Friends,

August 26, the anniversary of the certification of the 19th amendment, is often known as Women’s Equality Day. Yet with our voting and reproductive rights under attack, women today have fewer rights than we’ve had in decades. The ERA Coalition and the League of Women Voters are partnering to observe Women’s Inequality Day and call on our leaders to protect our freedoms by: passing voting rights legislation, adding the Equal Rights Amendment to the Constitution and restoring reproductive freedoms for all. More information and a toolkit here.

There is much work going on with the Virginia Grassroots and others in our battle to save democracy. Please join us in our working groups, Dahlia Lithwick and Lis Frost on the Friday Power Lunch and one or more of the Canvasses for Democracy.*

ALL IN,

Stair

PS –  Watch for announcements of events happening in September in Thursday’s BADASS Briefing.

Friday Power Lunch

BATTLE TO SAVE DEMOCRACY

Ladies for Justice Speak

August 26, 2022, NOON ET

On this week’s Friday Power Lunch we will discuss the Battle to Save Democracy from the grips of those who are striking daily with laws to restrict women’s rights, voting rights, freedom, and equality under the law with two experts on law and the courts.

Dahlia Lithwick, senior editor at Slate covering the law and Supreme Court and host of the extremely popular podcast Amicus, will talk to us about the state of the Supreme Court, the Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization ruling, and what we can expect from the court moving forward.

Lis Frost (Litigation Chair & Partner at Elias Law Group) will share what it was like litigating and winning every bogus election fraud case by the Trump campaign and her firm’s effort to fight voter suppression and gerrymandering in courtrooms around the country.”

Together these esteemed ladies of justice will give us an inside view to the shenanigans and challenges we face defending equality and justice.

It is fitting we have this conversation this week, as Friday is Women’s Equality Day honoring the 102nd anniversary of the 19th Amendment that secured women the right to vote. 

See you on Friday as we discuss the battle we face to Save our Democracy.

REGISTER HERE

Tuesday; August 30, 2022 @6pm

VREA Abortion Ban Panel & Testimony Writing Party

Join the VREA as the Latina Institute for Reproductive Justice Virginia host a virtual panel discussion about abortion bans and the impacts of bans on Black, Brown and immigrant communities. We will be joined by the Latina Institute for Reproductive Justice Texas. Following the panel discussion, we will give a training on writing testimony so you can write testimony to have your voice heard.

Hiring: Generation Ratify National Team Application

DEADLINE: September 2nd @ 11:59 PM EDT.

Generation Ratify is a youth-led movement of over 12,000 young people organizing to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment and advance gender justice in the United States. We do this through legislative, judicial, and community-based organizing to advance feminist policies, empower the youth vote for progressive, pro-ERA candidates, and uplift young women and queer people to claim their power in all spaces. Applicants must be 25 years or younger.

Every Wednesday 2 pm EDT

Basic Twitter Skills for Social Storming with Field Team 6

Topics: What IS Social Storming?, Social Storming steps, Setting up your Twitter account to attract followers, Understanding Twitter limits, and more. RSVP HERE

Every Wednesday at 6 pm EDT

Advanced Twitter Skills for Social Storming with Field Team 6

Topics: Social Storming steps, Finding more followers, Using comments & quote tweets effectively, Managing multiple accounts, Using TweetDeck, and more. RSVP HERE


Thursday, August 25, 2022 02:00 PMCongress.gov Webinar 

This orientation is designed to give a basic overview of Congress.gov. While the focus of the session will be searching legislation and the Congressional member information attached to the legislation, the new features of Congress.gov will be highlighted. RSVP HERE

Thursday, August 25, 2022

6:00 PM – 7:30 PM EDT

YOUTH and the VOTE

by WNDC EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION

Join civic engagement organizations from across the country in their discussion of the youth vote.

Hear about lessons learned in 2021, practices that worked, and tips and tricks these fantastic organizations stand by! Sign up here.

Friday, August 26, 2:00-6:00 pm.

Join the Notorious RVG at The Outrage

14th St NW, Washington, DC 20009

REGISTER HERE

Join the Artist’s for ERA Throughout Virginia, August 24 – October 3

Saturday August 27th, 10:00am – 12:00pm

Grassroots Canvass for Democracy! – Kickoff in Leesburg & MORE!

 Join Team Wexton at our big Weekend of Action Canvass for Democracy kickoff in Leesburg for the ’22 election cycle! Partnering with the Loudoun County Democrats and Loudoun Grassroots Coalition we will be joined by local elected officials, special guest speaker Khizr Khan and Rep. Jennifer Wexton. Sign up here.

As part of the Canvass for Democracy*, please join any of the following starting at 12:00 pm with varying shifts throughout the day and weekend:

The Canvass for Democracy for Congressional District 2 (Rep Elaine Luria) will be part of the Women’s Summit, in Virginia Beach, September 17. The Canvass for Democracy for Congressional District ​7 (Rep Abigail Spanberger) will be October 15.  Mark your calendars and try to make it to all 3 big canvasses where we hope to have over 40,000 doors knocked each weekend!

Be a BADASS, Power Map Yourself


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