BADASS Briefing, March 19, 2023

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Dear Friends, 

We all are doing our best, working together to fight hard for progressive values and our shared commitment to democracy.

One of the best ways to do this is through strategic action. If there were ever a critical strategic action, it is right now – calling Democrats in Wisconsin to vote in the April 4th election which will determine whether the state Supreme Court has a progressive or conservative majority. Because Wisconsin is a critical swing state this Court could have a decisive role in the outcome of the 2024 Senate and Presidential elections. Phone Bank with WisDems! Opportunities EVERY DAY!  One of the most powerful tools we have is tapping into each other’s wisdom and experience and the expertise of allies — so that we are informed, inspired and strategic. The July 22-23 Women’s Summit ALL IN to Win Virginia is the place where that happens! If you have an idea for a powerful and engaging workshop, please answer our Call for Proposals. Deadline to submit applications is 4/30.  

Speaking of being in the room where it happens — don’t miss the Women’s Summit early bird pricing of $139 available until 3/30. After that, tickets are $149 until 6/15, when they go to $169. You know what they say about the early bird…. 



Thursdays – 7:00 to 9:00 pm

SSPA Phonebank for a Progressive Wisconsin Supreme Court

Join Silver Spring Progressive Action every Thursday. 

Tuesday, March 21, 5:00 pm

Virginia Redress Network’s Monthly Meeting

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

Tuesday, March 21 (and weekly) at 6 pm

MoneyOut Weekly Meeting

Wednesday, March 22, 7:00-8:00pm ET – 2023-24 Force Multiplier KICK OFF #1

Thursday, March 23, 7:30-8:30pm ET – 2023-24 Force Multiplier KICK OFF #2

The 2023-24 Kick Offs are a free community gathering to share Force Multiplier’s early cycle strategy. Speakers will include FM Co-Chairs Laura Weisel and Tom Hallock, FM Political Research, Co-Chair Dale Smith and FM Community Building Co-Chair Fern Fisher. Each session will include opportunities for you to ask questions and share ideas.

Tuesday, March 28, 7 – 8pm ET

NETWORK Demands a Moral Budget

Join NETWORK’s Government Relations team who will discuss the House Republican strategy to shove the burden of lifting the debt ceiling onto people who receive Medicaid, housing vouchers, food assistance, and other human needs programs — in effect, shaming and blaming struggling people…for struggling. Their Grassroots Mobilization team will share how you can advocate for a moral budget.

Thursday, Mar 23, 4:00pm–5:00pm EST

Thu, Mar 30, 7:30pm–8:30pm EDT

Weekly Democracy Calls: Freedom to Vote Act Re-introduction w. Rep Sarbanes and the Kings Join the Freedom to Vote Act Movement Call to learn more about the Freedom to Vote Act and how we can take action together to show our elected officials that passing national standards to strengthen our democracy continues to be a top priority. 

Sunday, March 26, 6 pm

Virtual Virginia Grassroots Coalition Meeting 

Join 50+ grassroots groups as we review the 2023 Virginia legislative session and get ready for registering voters, selecting candidates to support and more.


Saturday, March 25, 6:30 to 8:30 PM Women’s History Month Celebration to Fund Generation Ratify’s Youth Feminist Organizing March 25 – 28, Generation Ratify will be convening young feminists from across the country in D.C. to build community, collectively strategize, strengthen our feminist organizing skills, and take action for the Equal Rights Amendment. They are hosting direct actions on Capitol Hill, lobbying their members of Congress, and coming up with a game plan to advance gender justice on campuses and beyond. This fundraising event will be a night of celebration and community, as we come together to support our movement for constitutional gender equality. There will be food, drinks, and lots of feminist fun, including a silent auction where you can bid on some fantastic items. Most importantly, you will have the opportunity to meet dozens of young feminists who are eager to build the movement with you!

June 30 – July 2, 2023

National NOW Annual Conference

Doubletree Hotel in Crystal City, VA


March 25th, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Rise To Summit, Ordinary Equality

Rock Ridge High School

Join Human Rights Attorney, Podcast Host, Author, ERA Advocate, Kate Kelly, as the keynote speaker and panel discussions of: The State of the ERA, Voices from the Next Generation, and Candidate Spotlights. Why: because “…there is nothing complicated about ordinary equality.”


Sunday, March 26, 4-6 pm

Pick Your Pony Straw Poll!

Mustang Sally’s Brewing

Join the Fairfax County Democratic Committee vote for all your favorite candidates as they kick off the 2023 Fairfax County Democratic Primary Season!!! There will be lots of candidates, fun snacks, drinks, and lots and lots of voting!

Join Dulles Area Dems for breakfast featuring Fairfax County School Board Candidates: Robyn Lady, Dranesville District, Melanie Meren, Hunter Mill District and Paul Thomas, Hunter Mill District.


Monday, March 20, 2023,7:30 AM

DAD Monthly Breakfas

Amphora Diner, Herndon

Join Dulles Area Dems for breakfast featuring Fairfax County School Board Candidates: Robyn Lady, Dranesville District, Melanie Meren, Hunter Mill District and Paul Thomas, Hunter Mill District.

 Sunday, March 26, noon – 2 pm, Lake Barcroft

Meet Ben Litchfield for Senate – Securing the Senate for Working Families

Join Boyd Walker, Kathie Hoekstra and Duncan Barron for lunch at Stair & Mike Calhoun’s to support Ben Litchfield’s campaign for Senate District 27. Control of the Virginia Senate is on the line in 2023 and the majority runs through Fredericksburg. Let’s get together and help Flip It Blue!


Thursday, March 30, 2023 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM

Loudoun House Party with PPAV Join Planned Parenthood Advocates of Virginia to meet other activists in the area, discuss the attacks on our reproductive rights, and learn why Loudoun is a key player in the fight for keeping reproductive health and abortion accessible in Virginia!

Washington, DC

Tuesday, March 21st, 10:00am

DC National Day of Action

Third Act’s year-long campaign demanding the Big 4 Dirty banks (Chase, Wells Fargo, Citibank and Bank of America) divest from fossil fuels is drawing to a close. Our demands have been met with silence, so it’s time we take bigger actions to match the gravity of our dire planetary crisis. There’s no time to waste! In the words of the inimitable Bill McKibben, we must stop burning stuff now! Washington DC will be one of Third Act’s main targets on this big day, and Folks from VA, DC, and MD will come together to show and tell the Big 4 Dirty banks the error of their ways. We invite you to join our elder-led action! We are stronger together. Please register.

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