BADASS Briefing, June 23, 2023

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Dear Friends,

Thank you to those who dedicated their time and effort during this important Primary season. Congratulations to the winners, and thank you to everyone who took part in this important aspect of Democracy. The power of grassroots activism has shone brightly.

As we move forward, let us unite as a community and channel our collective strength towards achieving resounding victories in the upcoming November elections. For starters, please join us at the 7th Annual Women’s Summit, July 22-23 where there is something for everyone. Check out the new sponsor graphic below.

This week, on the Friday Power Lunch we have a big show centered around a topic of utmost significance – Democracy. Get in the room this week where Democracy experts will enlighten us about the threats to Democracy and guide us on how to save it.

ONE YEAR AFTER ROE vs. WADE WAS OVERTURNED, THIS COUNTRY IS IN A STATE OF EMERGENCY!!! Join Williamsburg JCC Indivisible and the newly formed COVA Coalition at their respective rallies in Williamsburg and Norfolk this weekend.



Friday Power Lunch

Power to the People


David Pepper, best-selling author, former local elected official, and former chair of the Ohio Democratic Party, will speak about his new book, Saving Democracy: A User Manual for Every American. David’s 2021 book, Laboratories of Autocracy, was hailed by the Wall Street Journal as “one of the most important books on democracy in American politics.” His new book is a how-to manual for recognizing and acting on the threats to Democracy in your own backyard.

Harmony Labs Science Director, Riki Conrey will be up next. Harmony Labs is a media research lab, using science, data, and creativity to research and reshape our relationship with media. Riki will explain how they use media data to understand how and where democratic values reach people. In short, Harmony Labs helps us understand how to relate better to different audiences through the stories we tell to produce real change.



Virginia Candidates, Campaign Managers, Field and Finance Directors

Rideshare2Vote will be working in Virginia primaries and general election.  Read about their work here: Contact: Sarah Kovich, Founder, Rideshare2Vote Organizations, &

Ask all candidates running in your district to commit to Good Governance:

VA Good Governance Scorecard is now active and we’re had more than 35 candidates fill it in, including 2 Republicans.  We encourage members to check it out by 1) clicking on the link;, 2) check if their candidates have filled in the scorecard, if not 3) click on contact and ask them via twitter/email to fill it in (sample text in twitter/email).  We also hope that grassroots groups share the Scorecard with their members.  Questions:

Local Majority, who has been helping Virginia since 2017, is continuing to write papers for VA state legislators. If you know of a candidate or a subject that you know needs to be researched and written about, please contact: JoAnn Loulan, Local Majority has written about 50 papers for VA over the years- check it out: 


Tuesday June 27, 6:00 PM and every Tuesday

Texting Tuesdays with Black Voters Matters

Whether you texted with Black Voters Matter before or are new to texting, this event is for you! Texting Tuesdays is an opportunity to learn about our latest text campaigns while taking action by texting residents across the US about the power that they have to make a change in their community.

Thursday, June 29, 7:00pm

Dark Money Is Coming for Our Children: Exposing the Right-Wing Agenda To Destroy Public Education – An FCDC National Affairs Forum The GOP is attacking public education as their spear tip against democrats. This Forum panel of nationally imminent experts will examine and expose the real right-wing, dark money-funded, Republican agenda to dismantle public education, divert public education funding to private education management, take over the multimillion-dollar education market for profit, evade school oversight and accountability, undermine and weaken teacher unions, and eliminate critical thinking and evidence-based curricula from America’s public schools.

Sunday, July 9, 6:00pm

Virginia Grassroots Coalition Meeting

Join the meeting and get excited about winning in November with our Power Packs.

Wednesday, July 12, 6:30 pm ET  – Truth Brigade BIG TRUTHS: Fight disinformation with Special Guests

Disinformation poisons minds and prevents our society from moving forward to protect the people and the planet. Lies are spread to obtain unearned power — it’s as simple as that. Lies around voting and elections provide the path to that unearned power. Join us the second Wednesday of each month to learn where we are most vulnerable, and how we can and must disrupt disinformation. Leave the call inspired, clear-headed and focused on taking meaningful action.


Saturday, July 29, 2023, 9:00am-6:00pm FCDC Training Summit

Fairfax County Government Center 12000 Government Center Parkway Calling all Democratic Precinct Captains and Dedicated Volunteers! Come to an all-day Training Summit where you will learn what you need to know about the 2023 Elections. Let’s make sure Democrats win BIG this year!

Be a BADASS, Share Your Power and Forward this Opportunity to a Friend!

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