BADASS Briefing, October 14, 2022

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Dear Friends,

It is #PinkTheVote season and that means to Get Out the Vote (#GOTV).

Check out our colorful #pinkthevote to #pinkvirginia campaign with car magnetsyardsignssocial media graphics, and lots more ideas here.  Put pink signs up in your windows, on your notebooks, etc, and wear pink campaign buttons. Communicate with everyone you see that Reproductive choice, personal freedom and democracy are on the ballot.

Share your efforts with Network NOVA: on TwitterFacebookInstagram and Tiktok  AND WE WILL AMPLIFY! Order a sign today (expedited shipping will get to you within a week)!

This week’s Friday Power Lunch is all about how we can #PINKtheVote from now until the election to bring momentum and attention to what is at stake this election. Additional actions to #GOTV and #PinkTheVote are below.

ALL IN,

Stair

PS: Are you ready to canvas? Watch this fabulous video to get inspired. (Here’s the 2 minute teaser.)

Friday Power Lunch: ROE UP #PinkTheVoteFriday, October 14, NOON ET
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On June 24, 2022, the Supreme Court struck down Roe v. Wade resulting in devastating abortion bans in at least 14 states. Just days later, Governor Youngkin told an online forum that he would “happily and gleefully” sign any abortion bill that comes to his desk. Make no mistake about it, freedom to make our own reproductive choices and thus control our own destiny is on the ballot this November.

And yet, there is hope. Public opinion is on our side with most Americans supporting legal abortion. The recent victory in Kansas, safeguarding abortion, reveals that we can fight back and win. This week’s Friday Power Lunch is all about how we can #PINKtheVote from now until the election to bring momentum and attention to what is at stake this election.

Ashley All, former Communications Director for Kansas for Constitutional Freedom, will kick off our #PINKtheVote discussion by telling us how Kansas gave hope to the nation by successfully fighting back an effort to strip the right to abortion from the state constitution.

Feeling nervous? Feeling anxious about the election? We’re going to provide a countdown of 25 Actions for the Final 25 Days. Get ready to play #PINKtheVote Bingo.

We will end the show with a conversation with Deepak Puri, Co-Founder of Democracy Labs, a hub for ongoing technology and creative innovation that serves campaigns and organizations at the national, state, and local levels. Deepak will share with us his thoughts and research on tech tools that activists can use in identifying and energizing voters.

This Saturday, October 15, our featured #PinkTheVote action is to #GOTV for Abigail Spanberger by talking to voters at the doors. We need everyone out for this weekend. Do one shift, be a driver, encourage Democrats to get to the polls and to vote early!

The big kickoff event will be the Rally in PWC at 10am

Join a Canvass for Democracy for Abigail Spanberger, October 15

October 15, 10am – 
Rally and Canvass for Democracy in Prince William County with Congresswoman Spanberger 
October 15, 12pm – Canvass with Team Spanberger in Southern Prince William County – Dumfries 
October 15, 10AM + 12PM – Canvass Launches in Stafford County  
October 15, 10:30AM – Canvass Launch in Fredericksburg City  
October 15, 10AM + 12PM – Canvass in Spotsylvania County  
October 15, 10AM + 12PM – Canvass in King George County 
October 15, 3:30pm – Foreign Policy for America Action Network’s Annual BBQ 

Wednesday, October 19, 10am-12pm EDT
6 Pidgeon Hill Dr #360 – Sterling, VA 
Team Wexton 20 Day Out Canvass with Tim Kaine  
Please join Team Wexton to officially kickoff our GOTV weekend in Sterling, with Congresswoman Jennifer Wexton and Senator Tim Kaine! 
Elaine Luria Canvassing Event Oct. 29-30.  Join a coalition of grassroots groups for a canvassing event in Virginia Beach to help hold Elaine Luria’s seat.  We will launch from her headquarters on Sat. morning.  For those who can stay overnight, we will have a group rate at the Hilton Garden Inn in Virginia Beach Center and dinner nearby.  We will also provide, to the extent available, accommodations at host families.  We will arrange for rides, yet drivers will be needed.  More information is on the Google Sign Up Link: https://bit.ly/GFormLuriaOct29 and you can register for the canvasses here: https://mobilize.us/s/I35dNR 

Hop on the bus to win the midterms! Saturday, 11/5 & Sunday, 11/6
Swing Left is organizing 4 buses from DC to Fredericksburg, Virginia Beach, York, PA and Frederick, MD for Last Weekend Day Trips.

Please sign up and if you are interested and enthusiastic enough to be a bus captain, please go here. 

Saturday, 11/5
Canvass for Abigail Spanberger (VA-07)Fredericksburg, VA
9:30am Depart DC / Arrive VA 11:45am6:00pm Depart VA / Arrive DC 8:00pm 
Saturday, 11/5
Canvass to support Rep. Elaine Luria (VA-02)Virginia Beach
7:30am Depart DC / Arrive VA 11:45am
5:00pm Depart VA / Arrive DC 9:00pm  

Sunday, 11/6
Canvass to support Josh Shapiro, the Democratic candidate for Governor, John Fetterman, the Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate, and Democrats up and down the ballot.York, PA

9:30am  Depart DC / Arrive PA 11:45am6:00pm  Depart PA / Arrive DC 8pm Sunday, 11/6
Canvas to support Rep. David Trone (MD-06)Frederick, MD
10:00am Depart DC / Arrive MD 11:45am6:00 pm Depart DC / Arrive DC 7:30pm

The Virginia Democratic Black Caucus with the Center for Common Ground are calling Black voters in various counties in Virginia and age groups to get out the vote for the November 8th general election! Because voting early in person is more flexible with hours and locations, let’s encourage voters in Virginia to take advantage of this option! MAKE CALLS NOW AND LATER.

October 13 from 7 to 8 p.m.Virtual Candidate Forum for the 8th Congressional District, House of Representatives 
House of Representatives. Congressman Don Beyer (D), Karina Lipsman (R) and Teddy Fikre (I) have accepted the LWVs invitation to participate. For more information and to register, click here. 

Sunday, October 16, 4:00pm – 5:30pm

Virginia Grassroots Coalition Meeting

Contact Luisa.

Life After Roe
7:00pm EDT, Tuesday, October 18

Dr. Christian Chisholm, a nationally recognized expert in maternal and fetal medicine at UVA Medical Center, explains how the abortion bans in areas of the U.S. are affecting the practice of medicine and the best care of women. In a call to action, Han Jones, Political Director of Planned Parenthood Advocates of Virginia, and Tannis Fuller, Executive Director of Blue Ridge Abortion Fund, discuss their organizations’ work and the immediate and potential impacts of abortion bans on all pregnant persons locally and across Virginia.

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