BADASS Briefing

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Dear Friends,

We are less than a week away from Crossover in the Virginia General Assembly and we have been advocating for our priority issues.  Please continue to take action with the CTA’s (Calls to Action) and share. We need to stay loud letting ALL our representatives know what we want and we will see them at the ballot box!

Once you get through the CTA’s. Please get inspired to hear more about Flipping It Blue and check all the fabulous virtual and in person events.



PS It doesn’t really take long to have your voice heard. And we know our efforts make a difference! Please share.

Take Action Early This Week

CTA: Tell Senators on the Commerce and Labor Committee to reject HB1430, allowing large manufacturer exemptions on their electric bills: Tell Senators on the Commerce and Labor Committee to reject HB1430, which has already passed the House. Large manufacturers are asking for special treatment to be exempt from paying costs that the Virginia Clean Economy Act (VCEA) makes all customers pay. More study is needed before creating this type of special carve-out.  Click Here to Take Action

February 8 & Second Wednesdays each month–6:30 pm ET

Truth Brigade BIG TRUTHS: Campaign Launch w Special Guests

Tuesdays, 6:30 – 8:30pm EST

Phone voters for Wisconsin Supreme Court Election

Sign up here for WI Supreme Court phone banking every Tuesday evening

Tuesday, February 7 (and weekly) at 6 pm

MoneyOut Weekly Meeting

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.

Feb 13, 2023 07:00 PM ETMoney Fake Grassroots. Real Dark Money

Understand the impact of dark money on education, how it affects your schools, and what we can do to fight back.

Wednesday, February 15, 5:30pmVirginia Redress Network’s Monthly Meeting

Learn what progress Virginians are making on restitution and the many issues relating to racial and social justice.

Wed, Feb 15, 7:00pm–8:30pm EST

Better Democratic Framing & Messaging

Zoom workshops aimed at the practice of framing better Democratic messages.

February 22, 6:30 ET – Truth Brigade Workshop and Orientation

The Virginia Grassroots Priority Legislation

Wednesday, February 8Justice Reform Lobby Day – Join Justice Forward Virginia, the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, and the Virginia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers to advocate for preserving evidence-informed criminal reforms that eliminated presumptions against bail, reformed our probation system, and limited pretextual policing, among other priorities. 


Friday, February 10 · 7:30 – 10pm EST

YOU ME & POETRY, Featuring Tammarrah Addison

Come alone or with a date to enjoy Poetry in Candlelight complimented by the melodic sounds of the Saxophone. Refreshment will be available.

Monday, February 13, 7pm

Please Join Congressman Don Beyer and African Diaspora Community for a Reception supporting Jennifer McClellan for Congress


March 4, 12-2pm

Rural Roots Rising

Join us for a lunchtime meet and greet in Annandale supporting Lily Franklin for Delegate (HD-41) in Southwest Virginia.   Hear from Marcus Simon, Kathy Tran, Briana Sewell and others on the 2023 General Assembly. Don’t miss this warm & welcoming lunchtime event with great folks, food, & refreshments all to support Lily!


Sunday, February 19, 2:00pm – 3:00pm

The 1619 Project: A New Origin Story – Meet Nikole Hannah-Jones

McLean Community Center/The Alden

Clifton Forge

Monday, Feb 6, 2023, 7:00 PM ET

Cardinal News Speaker Series: Working Through The Opioid Epidemic

“Raising Lazarus” and “Dopesick” author Beth Macy will lead a panel discussion on the impact of opioids on a community’s economy.


SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 2023, 2:00 – 4:00 PM

Campaign Kickoff: Karl Frisch for Fairfax County School Board 


SPECIAL GUESTS: Congressman Gerry Connolly, Chairman Jeff McKay, Supervisor Dalia Palchik, Delegate Marcus Simon, Delegate Holly Seibold …and more!


Friday, February 17,7:00 PM – 9:00 PM EST

Artists4ERA: Virginia Edition

Virginia Museum of History and Culture, 

428 N Arthur Ashe Boulevard, Richmond

Join Equality US to celebrate Artists4ERA and the Equal Rights Amendment.

Be a BADASS, Check Your Power Map Status, Save the Date (7/22-7-23) and Forward this Email to a Friend

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