I hope that you received yesterday’s Monday Mustdos. I included all of the information that you need to help out today with our Special Elections. I’m cheering and working for all of our candidates.
Now is the time to really begin to focus on our advocacy efforts, identifying our interests and our availability. There are many great opportunities to lobby with others in Richmond and we will have legislative calls to action coming up as the session gets underway. Please take the time now while you have a short list of actions where your help is needed. There will soon be a long list.
Please note that the Williamsburg JCC Indivisible will be hosting the Women’s March, Bigger Than Roe on the 50th Anniversary of Roe v Wade. We encourage all Virginians interested in reproductive rights to show their support in Williamsburg, January 22, 3pm. Let’s go big!
CALLS TO ACTION
Ban hate speech in Loudoun County School Board Meetings! Please demand policy in the School Board that requires them to cut off a person speaking if hate speech is spoken.
Keep Truth and Democracy in our Public Education! Demand that the Board of Education 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.
Sign the petition. Help stop emboldened anti-abortion legislators in their tracks!
Tell your representatives – it’s time for affordable and equitable clean energy.
Signup to volunteer with PPAV to help Lashrecse Aird win her primary in SD-13.
|Tuesday, January 10, 6pm|
Big Money Out Weekly Meeting
Join and learn about the campaign finance bills that have been filed and get ready for Democracy Day, January 24.
|Wednesday, January 11, 8 – 9 pm|
Kick Off Event – Making Big Progress in 2023!
American Promise current and future volunteers: Let’s kick off 2023 strong! With each election cycle the amount of big, outside, dark money continues to increase and drown out the voices of the American people.
|Thursday, January 12, 8 pm ET|
Virginia Congressional Special Election Briefing
Join the Center for Common Ground for our first webinar of the year to learn about Virginia’s Special Election for Congress, February 21 and learn how you can get involved!
|Thursday, January 12, 7:30 – 8:30 PM ET|
Troublemaker Training: How To Be A Media Rockstar!
Become a media rockstar! Learn to build relationships with reporters, successfully navigate interviews and bring attention to your efforts. Join us to learn what you need to know about interacting with the media.
|Friday, January 13, 8:30am |
Supporter Legislative and Campaign Briefing with Leader Don Scott and Vice Chair Helmer
Join the first of 6 weekly calls and stay informed of what’s going on in Richmond, including our key policy priorities, legislative updates, and our work combatting the extreme bills coming out of the GOP.
|Wed, Jan 18, 7:00pm–8:30pm EST|
Wed, Feb 1, 7:00pm–8:30pm EST
Wed, Feb 15, 7:00pm–8:30pm EST
Better Democratic Framing & Messaging
Three Zoom workshops aimed at the practice of framing better Democratic messages
|Wednesday, January 25, 6:00 pm|
An Evening with the Leaders of the Virginia House Democratic Caucus
Join Markers for Democracy and Leader Don Scott, Vice Chair Dan Helmer, & Whip Karrie Delaney
|Wednesday, February 15, 5:30pm|
Virginia Redress Network’s Monthly Meeting
Learn what progress Virginians are making on restitution and the many issues relating to racial and social justice.
|Sunday, February 12, 5 pm|
The Origins and Importance of Individual Rights
Individualism is the basis of human and civil rights. The individual is the primary social unit in Liberal thought. In this era of tribalism, recognizing individual rights may be exactly what we need.
Advocacy in Richmond
|Check out the Bills the Virginia Grassroots is Tracking |
Thursday Jan 12 – Virginia Nurses Association, 8am
|Friday, January 13, 9:00 AM|
Moms Demand Action VA-Statewide-Advocacy Day 2023
Join volunteers from across the state for MOMS annual Advocacy Day at the Capitol in Richmond! Senator Jennifer McClellan will be the keynote speaker at the morning kickoff meeting.
|Monday, Jan 16 – 2-5 PM |
Honor MLK Vigil and Lobby Day 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 responsible gun laws.
Monday, January 16,12-5pm
Rally in Richmond on MLK Day with Charlottesville Coalition for Gun Violence PreventionBus available from Charlottesville.
|Wednesday, January 18, 7:30 am|
Day for All People
Join Virginia Interfaith Center for Public Policy at the General Assembly to advocate social justice. Breakfast, program, advocacy, lunch and workshops. Buses available.
|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.
|Tuesday, January 24, 8:00am-4:00pm|
2023 Virginia Democracy Day
Please join for a day of activities in support of good governance policy! If you are interested in a room block at the Berkeley Hotel (2/10ths of a mile from the Capitol) for $149/night, please contact Nancy Morgan: firstname.lastname@example.org
|Wednesday, January 25, 8:30am-11:30am|
League Day 2023!
Join the Virginia League of Women Voters to learn about and advocate for the right to vote amendment, protecting reproductive rights, protecting RGGI, campaign finance reform and gun violence protection. A buffet breakfast will be provided.
|Thursday, January 26, 2023, 8am – 1pm|
Day of Action for Affordable Energy
Energy Burden Coalition will start the day with legislative champions, followed by advocacy for affordable and clean energy in VA.
Please join and/or share Lillian Franklin’s Kick Off and follow her on social media – https://www.lilyfordelegate.com/
On the 50th anniversary of Roe V Wade, Williamsburg Indivisible will host a rally and march to mourn the loss of nearly 50 years of constitutional protections and send a clear message that the midterms were just the beginning. We are not going gently. We are taking our fight to every state house and every state legislator in this country. We are putting all politicians at every level of government on notice: If you come for our families, our freedoms, or our future, we are coming for your seat. Our movement is strong. Our movement is growing.
January 28, 2023Gamble for Your Rights Casino Night with Special Guest Robin CantorPlease 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.
We will start by talking about the Special Elections on January 10. We have the opportunity to add Democratic members to our Virginia Senate and House of Delegates. Candidates Aaron Rouse, SD 7, and Jade Harris, HD 24, will discuss how we can help them these final days before the election.
Then Luisa Boyarski from the Virginia Grassroots Coalition will address the upcoming legislative session and the importance of grassroots activists connecting with their legislators.
Clean Virginia will help us take a first look at 2023 legislation by spotlighting their energy affordability priority bills.
We will round out the show with a rapid fire look at some of the citizen lobby days* in Richmond over the next few weeks. A full list of these January events will be provided. To give us a preview of what we can expect, we will be joined by the following organizations:
- Susan Loesberg (Co-Lead, Moms Demand Action Virginia Beach-Norfolk) – Moms Demand Action Virginia Lobby Day – January 13
- Kim Bobo (Executive Director, Virginia Interfaith Center for Public Policy) – Advocate for Social Justice – January 18
- Heidi Drauschak – VA Democracy Day for Good Governance – January 24
- Cassady Craighill (Deputy Director, Clean Virginia) – Day of Action for Affordable Energy – January 26
Join us for our first show of the new year as we go big and bold together for 2023 and remember there is a NEW REGISTRATION LINK.
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