As many of you know, the Friday Power Lunch will be taking a break until January 6. 2023, yet we will start up with a bang with Preparing to Lobby and a Press Conference with Personality. Please register now for the new link for the 2023 season. And mark your January calendars to show up in Richmond.
Have a fun and restful holiday weekend and let me know if you would like to promote your events and/or Calls to Action in an upcoming 2023 BADASS Briefing. Email me.
CALLS TO ACTION
Hate speech incites violence, yet if it occurs, the Loudoun County School Board procedurally has to listen to it during public comment, say “thank you” to the inciter, and then stream it for all to hear on their website. Please demand policy in the School Board that requires them to cut off a person speaking during public comment the second hate speech is spoken.
Keep Truth and Democracy in our Public Education! Demand that the Board of Education vote for “first review” of the original August version at their first meeting in 2023 to keep truth and democracy in Virginia’s education! Send an email here.
Send an email to legislators urging them to uphold Virginia’s progress on climate and clean energy, particular clean car standards and electric vehicle transition.
Tell your representatives – it’s time for affordable and clean energy. The 2023 legislative session is the time to pass common sense laws that will ensure a more affordable and equitable clean energy transition in Virginia.
Signup to volunteer with PPAV to help Lashrecse Aird win her primary in SD-13.
Special Elections – January 10, 2023
Support Candidate Aaron Rouse – SD7!
- Join PPAV for SD-7 Election Eve Phone Bank: January 9th, at 6PM on Zoom
- Canvassing January 7-8th – Sign up Here for the Grassroots Canvassing GOTV Weekend
- Canvassing opportunities EVERY weekend
- Daily Phonebank
- Sign up for one-on-one meeting with Field Director, Tonianne Beals: https://calendly.com/ta
- Donate – https://secure.actblue.com/d
Candidate Holly Seibold – HD35!
- Sign up on Holly’s website to volunteer to help the campaign: https://www.hollysei
- Canvassing opportunities on the weekends
- Wine Wednesday Phonebanks
- Tuesday and Thursday phonebanks
- Donate – https://secure.actblue.com/d
Jan 5, 2023, 06:00 PM Legislative Briefing: Protecting Abortion Rights during the 2023 Virginia Legislative Session
Join Planned Parenthood Advocates of Virginia (PPAV) to learn about Gov. Youngkin’s and Virginia Republicans’ plans to attack abortion rights during the 2023 Legislative Session and how you can help us fight back and defeat these unpopular and dangerous proposals.
Join Virginia Grassroots Coalition volunteers heading down to Virginia Beach on January 7-8, 2023 to flip a critical Virginia Senate seat in a January 10 special election which is highly winnable with Aaron Rouse who is a fantastic candidate! Free volunteer housing is available, as well as carpools. For more information, contact Chris LeMenestrel at email@example.com and/or fill out this form.
Former VA Secretary of Education Atif Qarni will explain the origins and historical context of Critical Race Theory (CRT), how the CRT discourse was shaped over the last 2 years, and how the CRT debate influences education. Sponsored by 4 Public Education, NAACP Fairfax, and the Hamkae Center.
Also please consider addressing this call to action from the Hamkae Center
Join volunteers from across the state for our annual Advocacy Day at the Capitol in Richmond! State Sen. Jennifer McClellan will be the keynote speaker at the morning kickoff meeting. Volunteers will have an opportunity to meet their lawmakers, engage with them about our legislative priorities, and network with volunteers at caucus meetings.
Monday, Jan 16 – 2-5 PM
Honor MLK Vigil and Lobby Day
Please plan to join the Virginia Center for Public Safety, its partners, and the Virginia Community as we honor the memory and teachings of a great civil rights leader who was killed by gunfire. We will also honor the lives of all Virginians killed by gun violence and we invite you to commit to reducing gun violence by raising your voice for respoible gun laws. More details including information on buses from Roanoke, Hampton Roads, and NoVA, are coming.
Sunday, January 21, 6:00pm
Virginia Grassroots Coalition Meeting
Virtual Virginia Grassroots Coalition Meeting
Join 50+ grassroots groups as we review our legislative priorities and get ready for session.
Contact Luisa Boyarski for Zoom link: firstname.lastname@example.org
Monday, January 23, 2023
VREA Advocacy Day 2023
Virginia Reproductive Equity Alliance (VREA) is calling on all abortion and reproductive justice advocates, supporters, and allies to join for a day filled of action and advocacy at the Virginia Capitol. Anti-abortion legislators are more emboldened than ever before to push abortion bans, restrictions, and attacks on bodily autonomy through the General Assembly. We need you to help us stop them in their tracks!
Thursday, January 26th
Lobby with Planned Parenthood
Advocates of Virginia in Richmond
January 28, 2023
Gamble for Your Rights Casino Night with Special Guest Robin Cantor
Please join REPRO Rising for a fun-filled evening of casino games, cocktails, dancing, and conversation about how you can help fight all attempts to restrict abortion access in Virginia.
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