Last Friday, Postcards4VA mailed over 100,000 “Early Vote” postcards for our Congressional candidates. Now they will move into Get Out the Vote (GOTV) season and want to do more! Visit Postcards4VA.com to sign up to download addresses and check out the postcard options for purchase at the fabulous Postcards4VA Pro Store. Join their Zoom celebration, October 9.
Our upcoming Friday Power Lunch is, as usual, timely and important. I hope that you will join us. Our premiere guest is Steve Phillips of Democracy in Color. More about the show below.
Please note and take action on the Calls To Action below. We particularly want to continue making calls to our senators and to Chuck Schumer to bring the ERA to the floor. Take action here and below. Also, see Women’s Wave Rallies happening October 8
Take your time, scroll to the end to find the Canvass for Democracy, October 15 for Representative Abigail Spanberger. Check the confirmed actions and guests.
*PS: Remind your friends and family in Virginia, if they need to Vote by Mail, they should do it as soon as possible. Use this link to apply for a ballot online:
Please join Dems To Go, NOPE, WofA, and VADF to help Elaine Luria (CD-2) retain her seat in Congress. Details here.
**Calls To Action**
Please pause to take action & share!
- TWEET NOW – TWEET LATER: https://secure.
- CALL NOW – CALL LATER: “Hello, my name is YOUR NAME and I live in YOUR ADDRESS. It is past time for the Senate to take action on the Equal Rights Amendment. I am calling to urge the Senator’s support of a floor vote on the ERA before the midterm elections. Thank you.” You can call Senator Tim Kaine at (202) 224-4024 and Senator Mark Warner at (202) 224-2023. Senate Majority Leader Schumer should also hear from you, call him at (202) 224-6542.
- WRITE NOW: https://secure.everyaction.
Help celebrate Joe Manchin removing his bill from the government spending bill and help us prepare to finally defeat the Mountain Valley Pipeline!
Thank Tim Kaine for standing up strongly in opposition to Manchin’s bill. Retweet this and make sure you tag @timkaine so he sees it. Or contact his office by calling (202) 224-4024 or go to this website to submit your comment and leave a simple thank you (Thank you for protecting our air and water from Manchin’s deregulation bill. We appreciate your Pipeline Fairness, Transparency, and Responsible Development Act that needs to be passed this Congress to protect frontline communities).
CALL TO ACTION from the Virginia Grassroots Coalition Education Working Group in response to Gov. Youngkin’s proposed Privacy, Dignity, and Respect policies, which are rooted in transphobia and only seek to further harm trans and non-binary kids and explicitly contradict the Virginia Values Act and thus are illegal. Make your comments HERE.
Call Your Senators NOW: 888-436-6478. Tell them that you want fair elections and that they need to pass the DISCLOSE Act! When you call, here’s what you might say: “Hello, my name is [YOUR NAME] from [YOUR TOWN]. Over a billion dollars in undisclosed money was spent in the last presidential election. To have fair elections, we must know the identity of political donors. It’s time to require super PACs and secret money groups to make their donors public. Passing the DISCLOSE Act will rein in corporate spending, stop Super PACs from subverting the will of the American electorate, and close secret money loopholes. Will the senator support this important legislation?”
Volunteer with Rideshare2Vote – Rideshare2Vote is offering free rides to the polls for Democrats in Virginia. Training is available to drivers, phone banker, or dispatch operators. Please help make sure no Democratic voter gets left behind! Register to volunteer HERE. Contact: Tracy Scott – 713.922.0955. Tracy.Scott@RideShare2Vote.com
ACTIVISTAS BILINGÜES–¡ATENCIÓN!Alzando Nuestra Voz (Raising Our Voice)Spanish-English phone banksDo you speak Spanish fluently or know someone who does? Help get out the Latinx vote for Democratic candidates. Thursday, 9/29, 4-6 pm Spanish for Activists Do you speak Spanish AND want to reclaim our democracy? This two-hour workshop forcanvassers and phone bankers will teach you strategies for engaging in meaningful conversations with voters who are most comfortable speaking Spanish.
Steve Phillips, National Political Expert, New York Times bestseller author of Brown Is the New White and the soon to be released How We Win the Civil War: Securing a Multiracial Democracy and Ending White Supremacy for Good, founder of Democracy in Color, a political media organization dedicated to race, and politics, and host of the podcast Democracy in Color with Steve Phillips, will explain his New Majority Index that uses two key data points missing from most political analysis—racial diversity and voter turnout rates of racial groups—to show that racial identity is one of the most salient and predictive data points indicating political behavior and its importance now. Read his recent article, What’s Missing From Voting Data? Race; listen to his interview with Jonathan Capehart: Steve Phillips on American democracy and midterm elections.
Jay Jones, former Delegate and founder of Meet Our Moment will also be joining our conversation to talk about his program which recruits and trains minority Democratic candidates to run for and win state and local offices across Virginia and how we can recruit candidates to run in every district.
Red Rose Banquet Center
Freedom Fund LuncheonPower in Our Community
Sat, October 1, 11:30 AM – 2:30 PM
Fairfax Marriott at Fair Oaks 11787 Lee Jackson Memorial HighwayFairfax, VA 22033
Join the Fairfax NAACP for their Annual Freedom Fund Luncheon to celebrate their 2022 community advocates and partners. The keynote speaker this year is Marvin Powell, Business Champion, Advocate, and Executive Coach. The emcee for the day is Nerissa Trindadea, transformational speaker and two-time international bestselling author. Enjoy a terrific lunch menu, music by DJ Zay, a silent auction and of course their community awardees.
2022 Election Update Webinars – October 4 at 1:00pm ET
Join Jackie Payne, founder of Galvanize Action and the One For All Committee for one (or more!) webinars to hear their latest analysis and how Galvanize Action and the One For All Committee are poised to meet every moment. You’ll see the newest ads from One For All—which are moving voters up to 30pp to support Senate candidates who will fight for progress in key states. Learn why they work, and hear how Galvanize Action and One For All are making a difference in this critical election year.These webinars are open, and we hope you’ll take a moment to think of two friends who might be interested in our unique approach and the work both Galvanize Action and One For All are doing to win the battle for the Senate. Sign up: Tuesday, October 4 – 1 p.m. ET
Saturday, October 8, 10am-3pm
Right to Vote Rally
Charles Houston Recreation Center
Voting is a Right. Know Yours. Help Others Know Their Rights. Share!
Our late friend and dynamo MARTHA COUSINS would never have taken this affront against women’s lying down. In her memory, neither will we! Join us at the Lynchburg Community Market for a rally and march downtown. to send the message: Women demand our rights.
Williamsburg James City Courthouse, 5201 Monticello Avenue, Williamsburg
Unite with women for a National Day of Action to help us send the message: Women demand our rights. Women all around the country are uniting for a fall of reckoning. We will not sit back and accept the attacks on our families, future, and our freedom. RSVP for Williamsburg. Check other events here.
Join the Postcards4VA crew in celebrating the activism of Postcarders. Prizes, postcard writing themed music playlist, time for show and tell of your own postcard creations, and share writing scripts that inspire and motivate
Senator Janet Howell and Delegate Vivian Watts will explain how the Virginia Budgetary Process Works and how can we best influence it. Get your questions answered with Senator Janet Howell and Delegate Vivian Watts.
Refraction in Valo Park (7950 Jones Branch Rd, McLean)
EMILY’S LIST is the pre-eminent organization seeking to put pro-choice Democratic women into local, state and national offices to make significant contributions to education, health care, voting rights, and economic equality. Join for an engaging and timely conversation!
Support immigrants and refugees at Lady Liberty’s Birthday Party!
Please join Just Neighbors for a night of music, cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, silent auctions and more! We’re celebrating Lady Liberty’s Birthday to support legal services for low-income immigrants and refugees.
A “torchbearer” award will be presented to someone from the community who has made significant contributions to the work of Just Neighbors in support of immigrants and refugees.
Sunday, October 16, 4:00pm – 5:30pm
Virginia Grassroots Coalition Meeting
Save the date – contact Luisa to learn more.
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