PLEASE SHARE BELOW LINKS & INFO!


As you are probably well aware, we are being reminded about both our great victories and our great losses this week. We have gone from passing the Affordable Care Act due to the hard work of 2008 to dealing with a radical brand of anti-Democratic hypocrisy known as the Tea Party that took over the House in 2010 with a phony call for “no taxation without representation.”


And on October 1st, we saw the huge success of the Affordable Care Act launch with 4.7 million hits on the White House web site and 190,000 calls with 1,200 sign ups in Kentucky and 4,000 accounts created in DC alone.


Since they can’t complain about about tax rates they agreed on in December or a deficit falling faster than at any time since WWII, offering secure and affordable health care for working families that most WANT to pay for is the reason the GOP-controlled House chose to shut down the federal government and furlough 800,000 workers to reduce national income by $1.3 billion a week and cost DC about $200 million a DAY. This is against the wishes of 81% of Americans and comes off the GOP already killing more than 678,000 public sector jobs already.


The good news is that DC government has been spared so far thanks to some political hardball by Mayor Gray, as the
House is allowing temporary funding of city services.


Shutdowns have happened before but this isn’t just about ideology this time…it is part of the transparent effort to
subvert our democracy with unlimited obstruction to disrespect the President that America elected to REPRESENT us.


Think about it, as much as Democrats hated George W. Bush and the Iraq War, did they ever truly threatend to shut down the government until it ended? Majority Leader Reid made that point in a
letter to Speaker Boehner.


VIDEO & TRANSCRIPT:

President Obama on the Government Shutdown and Obamacare Launch http://bit.ly/16h6dfj


According to insiders, if Speaker Boehner allowed a vote to keep funding the government without any new demands attached it would pass but this is the responsibility of every Member that has been complicit in this anti-Obamacare propaganda campaign…not just one man.
But he is the gatekeeper and circumventing his decision would be a lengthy process.


He was right about one thing though:

“If you shut the government down, it’ll end up costing more than you’ll save.


And this is before we discuss the debt limit, which if the U.S. reaches on October 17th without it being lifted would mean our nation would have to default on our debt…or face
outrageous ransom demands. Otherwise,  Obama might risk impeachment by invoking the 14th Amendment’s passage that the “validity of the public debt of the United States, authorized by law… shall not be questioned.”


I hope you will join me in educating yourself and sharing information on this fight and how to take action….it’s time to join #teamdemocracy by fighting to end the #gopshutdown and help America #getcovered.

 

*** ACTION #1: TELL CONGRESS YOU WANT TO END THE #GOPSHUTDOWN ***

Tell @SpeakerBoehner and your Congress Members you want a “Clean” 6-Week Continuing Resolution to end #TeaPartyShutdown and then to #ShutdownSequesterCuts that Democrats have already given up fighting in order to keep the government open:


http://govsm.com/w/Senate
* http://govsm.com/w/House

– includes social media and web sites (phone/address info) –

 

Popvox Constituent Communication Web Site Poll:

https://www.popvox.com/bills/us/113/x136

(69% favor “Using The Government Shutdown As A Way To Reform Obamacare”)


GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN FACTS:

9 Most Painful Consequences of a Government Shutdown:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2013/10/01/the-nine-most-painful-consequences-of-a-government-shutdown/


11 Reasons Why A Government Shutdown is Terrible:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/09/30/reasons-government-shutdown-terrible_n_4019301.html?ncid=edlinkusaolp00000009


Absolutely Everything You Need To Know About How Government Shutfown Will Work:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2013/09/30/absolutely-everything-you-need-to-know-about-how-the-government-shutdown-will-work/


Here Is What Happens When The Government Shuts Down:

http://thinkprogress.org/economy/2013/09/24/2669501/here-is-what-will-happen-if-the-government-shuts-down/


Here’s The Economic Cost of a Government Shutdown:

http://thinkprogress.org/politics/2013/09/30/2706091/cost-of-shutdown/

 

*** ACTION #2: SIGN UP YOURSELF OR FRIENDS FOR THE AFFORDABLE CARE ACT ***


(FYI: Don’t call it Obamacare….follow these other rules when spreading the word:
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/09/30/obamacare_n_4006242.html?ncid=edlinkusaolp00000003)

 

http://healthcare.gov

(If you sign up, you can get interviewed by the Washington Post by emailing Sarah.Kliff@washpost.com)

 

ACA FACTS:


Everything you need to know about Obamacare:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2013/09/30/%3Fp%3D63297/


20 major questions about Obamacare, answered:

http://thkpr.gs/15E80qX


Obamacare Infographic: Why Young People Should Sign up!

http://www.upworthy.com/if-youre-young-this-is-the-only-obamacare-infographic-you-need-i-obamadare-you-to-click-on-it?c=bl3


Politico’s Undetstanding Obamacare Guide:

http://images.politico.com/global/2013/09/27/politico_understanding_obamacare_guide.html


#GetCovered 101 Guide:
http://gtcvrd.am/1991VZN

 


THIS IS THE WORST THING THAT CAN HAPPEN TO YOU IF YOU DON’T SIGN UP:

Despite the GOP fearmongering the health insurance mandate would mean a 2.5% tax hike on only a minority of the 16% of Americans above the poverty line who currently use the ER as their health care plan if they continue to do so after being offered more affordable options and tax credits to opt into the market.

 

 

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9/15: Arlington Young Democrats’

Meet-and-Greet with Dorothy McAuliffe

RSVP & LEARN MORE: https://www.facebook.com/events/226255360859966

9/16: Affordable Care Act Forum with Rep. Jim Moran (Alexandria)

RSVP & LEARN MORE:

http://moran.house.gov/event/aca-forum-event

9/17: Montgomery County Young Democrats’ Membership Meeting

“Why The Virginia Elections Matter”

RSVP & LEARN MORE:   https://www.facebook.com/events/158410987690000/

9/18: “Men For Choice (and the women who love them)”

hosted by NARAL Pro-Choice America

RSVP & LEARN MORE:

https://www.facebook.com/events/578865342178429

9/18: “Cards Against Humanity FOR Habitat For Humanity” @ Board Room

RSVP & LEARN MORE:

https://www.facebook.com/events/1410729192478255/

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#PROGRESSOFFICE HOURS

with Planning Meeting & Resume Swap


PLEASE RSVP:

http://916progressoffice.eventbrite.com

1pm-9pm Monday, September 16th

(5pm Resume Swap, 7pm N4P Planning Meeting)

MLK Library’s Dream Lab

Digital Commons (Conference Room 5)

901 G Street Northwest, Washington, DC 20001

@ Metro Center or Gallery Place

Summer is cooling off and the business of DC is heating up again, with big Virginia and Health Care campaigns kicking into high gear as well, so N4P is hosting a combined Career Progress, Comm Tech 4 Progress and Act 4 Progress event with a Progress Office Hours: Co-Working & Co-Organizing Day for Progressives, Democrats, Hope Mongers and Civic Leaders at the MLK Library’s Digital Commons (Conference Room #5) in Chinatown!

Job Seekers, Entrepreneurs, Freelancers, Organizers and Volunteers are all welcome to get out of their pajamas at home or take a break from their latte addiction at Starbucks to join us….just RSVP in advance if possible.

If you want to get involved in the political/civic grassroots or professional scene OR connect with others who do, then stop by and we will plug you into various opportunities you can work on immediately….and crowdsource new ones.

As you may know, the new “Digital Commons” (http://www.dclibrary.org/digitalcommons) will soon become home to a Dream Lab coworking community and is a great space for using free computers and wifi-enabled meeting rooms. So, feel free to come by with a charged laptop or smart phone…and even if you don’t!

At 5pm, we will do a Resume Swap and Career Discussion with anyone interested in improving their job search.

At 7pm, we will break for a Planning Meeting to discuss our ideas for Network For Progress (Generation Obama 2.0) and Progress Office now that Jim’s summer hiatus is over, including advocacy for the Affordable Care Act launch (10/1) and Virginia Gubernatorial Election (11/5) as well events such as meetups and fundraisers like our annual date auction in October! Movement-building categories include Community(Events, Outreach), Engagement (Communications, Technology), Development (Careers, Organizing, Leadership), Action (Campaign, Advocacy, Service) & Operations (finance, management).

There is plenty of space in the Digital Commons so these sessions will be separate from anyone co-working or co-organizing on their own.

At 9pm, anyone interested in continuing the coworking party is welcome to join us as we walk over to 1776, the amazing entrepreneurial/startup campaign and event space in McPherson Square, for the DC Night Owls Meetup – an after hours coworking community of self-starters turning big ideas into exciting projects! RSVP (space is limited): http://www.meetup.com/dcnightowls/events/135398802/

PARTNERS WANTED: Do you have an organization that could use a place to meet OR would want to collaborate with other groups OR that would be willing to sponsor us with resources ranging from laptops to snacks? Email Jim @ network4progress@gmail.com.

 

Contact: Jim McBride

network4progress@gmail.com, 703-867-5070

(please do NOT ask library staff questions about our event…they are not the hosts)


PLEASE RSVP:

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UPDATE: Watch President Obama speak to the nation as well as more detailed remarks from Ambassadors Power and Rice on Syria

http://wh.gov/syria

(69% of Americans view speech positively: http://www.mediaite.com/online/poll-69-of-americans-viewed-obamas-syria-speech-positively-61-favor-his-approach)


The bottom line is the military threat as well as mounting evidence from Human Rights Watch and others seems to have worked (good article by Nicholas Kristof about it) as Russia and Syria are now offering a deal to sign the UN treaty on chemical weapons and give them up even though they didn’t admit having them days ago: http://nbcnews.to/13GPD6Q

Granted, the tactic of a public ultimatum calling for Assad to give up his WMDs should have been part of Obama’s pitch the same way Bill Clinton and of course George Bush called for Iraq to give up their WMDs with the verification of UN inspectors but apparently it had been discussed previously. Ironically, maybe it wasn’t tried because it sounded too much like the Iraq scenario.

But to review the debate so far…the “experts” on both sides have truly trivialized the debate on Syria argument with posts like about how Obama said he was against “dumb wars” , so here’s a quick reminder of what a “Red Line” looks like….because its definitely not some arbitrary thing Obama dreamed up:

Only Nasser in Egypt and Hussein in Iraq crossed it since WWII and both were dangerous aggressors who invaded our allies like the Axis Powers did.

The fact is the U.S. is the only country on Earth truly willing and able to ensure #neveragain. It is the price of leadership….if we don’t want to lead then we can sit back and let countries like Russia help spread genocide and anti-gay sentiment around the world instead.

To clarify, the President is NOT proposing that we intervene in a very complicated civil war…even if our missions might overlap. That’s because this kind of destruction is not the result of weapons of WAR…it is a result of weapons of GENOCIDE.

Hence, everyone can be “anti-war” but are they also “anti-genocide?” And if so, does that mean doing nothing about an active campaign of murder or can it also mean a “pro-peacemaking” position to stop it by any means necessary after all other alternatives have been exausted.

So, with relatively low cost to U.S. blood and treasure via air strikes that are separate from the civil war, we can probably deter further acts of genocide already banned by international law….regardless of what the UN votes on in 2013.

It might take more than a few days to stop it, but to say that this deterrent won’t affect anything or save lives is ignoring how it ended the wars in Bosnia and Kosovo (total of 0 allied casualties)…remember that bullies don’t handle getting punched back very well.

This is the exact OPPOSITE of the Iraq War. Instead of using a fake reason to wage a real war, this is a real reason to wage a military action to deter weapons of genocide.

If every military action was a WAR then Israel would be at “war” with Syria based on their own strike recently….but Syria and Russia didn’t lift a finger in response because they know it isn’t worth it.

Unfortunately, our politics are not grown up enough to realize the world is not black-and-white so we compare everything to other things we heard of without discussing the details of a policy instead.

For example, it is easy to criticize the fact that the Obama administration rejected supplying the opposition with gas masks because they thought they might actually somehow be used by either side against the other, but apparently sarin gas only needs to touch the human body to kill so they wouldn’t have helped anyway.

But regardless, Syrian Dictator Bashar Assad killed 1,400+ civilians (including 400+ children) on 8/21/13 via a sarin gas-launched missle attack…that is about 3000% more deadly than the typical daily civilian casualty rate and an unacceptable genocidal tactic.

Yes, 100,000 people have already died during the Syrian civil war since March 2011, but if you consider that approximately 36,000 were civilians that breaks down to about 40+ per day for even the most recent violent months of the war. So, if the chemical attacks continue, Assad could double the total of civilian casualties in less than a month.

THE RESPONSE:

I agree with John Kerry’s powerful case (Video & Transcript) and the President’s statement (Video & Transcript) for taking action on Syria now regardless of the split in a mostly uninformed public on what the war is all about. Here’s a primer and some additional bullet points so you have some background.

The good news is Obama is asking for congressional authorization for a limited military response to degrade Assad’s ability to massacre his people. Yet that’s also the bad news as many politicians, like the experts, are playing armchair general during a complicated military effort or are parroting their ideological bases right now who have collectively decided against intervention “Because Bush” or “Because Obama.”

Of course, any Republican who voted for the Iraq War who doesn’t support this resolution is a total hypocrite, especially because these are the same geniuses who claimed Clinton’s strikes on Kosovo and Afghanistan to punish Bin Laden for the embassy bombings before 9/11 were part of some “Wag The Dog” diversion from the Lewinsky scandal.

But progressives who supported intervention in Darfur and even Rwanda should be thinking twice too. Aside from the usual suspects regurgitating their typical “anti-war” talking points, even the more sober critiques of The Daily Show have become surprisingly flippant with segments that even compare American involvement in the Middle East to British imperialism despite the fact that I see faint economic advantage in getting involved.

And hence, Democratic elected officials or former elected officials who understand our responsibility in the world are lining up behind the President in the House (Nancy Pelosi), Senate (Elizabeth Warren), Policy (Tom Perriello), Grassroots (Howard Dean) and future Presidential candidate (Hillary Clinton) communities.

Meanwhile, there are already reportedly two million Syrian refugees in Jordan, Turkey and other countries, with five million displaced people within the country’s borders….so the emerging threat of a massive WMD campaign would force millions more to try to escape the blanket use of terror anywhere and everywhere in their country.  The costs of an increased refugee migration will fall upon the shoulders of the U.S. and its allies who already are supplying billions in aid.

Even if Assad takes further action against civilians, further U.S. involvement will have to be re-authorized but the world community will become more and more united so the “slippery slope” will be mitigated…but is Assad really so dumb that he would risk his regime further after possibly losing his much of air force and command & control abilities?

WHY IT MATTERS:

This course is a minimal approach that keeps in mind that due to the divided nature of the international community, partly because of Russia’s funding of Assad and typically anti-humanitarian vote on the UN Security Council, as well as the reflexive rejection of a anti-WMD campaign by the UK Parliament, the “coalition of the willing” might only include France and few other nations.

But frankly, the lack of sufficient American intervention earlier might have led to the situation we’re in now….an Appeasement 2.0 strategy where we allowed an aggressor to use WMDs on a small scale several times and finally have no choice but to act under less favorable conditions.

If a two-bit dictator can use these weapons now and not be punished then the biggest problem is not even what he did but what does he and other world leaders could do next as a result.

The U.S. announced in June that it would arm the rebels as a result of the less clear reports of WMDs being used but that support never really came and it definitely wasn’t a big fat Stop sign regardless so now Assad is ramping it up beyond debatable levels. So, maybe it’s 14,000 dead next time or maybe neighboring allies like Turkey, Jordan or Israel become affected.

Meanwhile, other rogue states like Iran will be emboldened to kill opponents and go nuclear while nuclear states like North Korea will be further strengthened by their cloak of WMD protection.

Some are reminding us that we didn’t do anything to Iraq after they killed tens of thousands with chemical weapons on the Kurds and Iran in the 80s…well, look how that turned out! We later fought two wars because of Saddam Hussein after he emerged as a wider threat to the region.

So, we might resent serving as the “World Police” is the price we pay if we want to live in a secure world, because when we don’t intervene (Pearl Harbor, 9/11) these things have a habit of approaching our shores eventually.

This was the work of the Greatest Generation that we must continue.

A world at the mercy of these kinds of tyrants is a world of further danger and poverty that affects us all.

FWDPROGRESS ARGUMENT SUMMARY:

“Support for a resolution to respond military to the use of WMDs in Syria”


-> “Heart” Talking Points
(how the policy reflects our liberal democratic values)

* Why the “Red Line”: Using chemical weapons and genocide acts are banned under international law as a result of the devastating effects of such warfare during World War I and World War II

* The result of such an attack is an exponential increase in civilian casualties that increased the rate of civilian deaths by about 3000% because of ONE attack and are well beyond the parameters of acceptable war violence that could grow if unchecked

* Limited military action has no relation to a pre-emptive war or strike, or even a direct engagement in the civil war conflict, because it is a focused act of self-defense against the genocidal acts against the civilian population of Syria

-> “Head” Talking Points (how the policy reflects our national and socio-economic interests)

* Due to the lack of international will or capability, the U.S. is the only nation on Earth that can stem the crisis, which already surpassed the use of conventional weapons several times prior to this incident due to the lack of a global response

* As in the cases of Bosnia and Kosovo where there were 0 allied casualties, U.S. military intervention can utilize cruise missles and stealth or unmanned aircraft to damage Assad’s war-making capability at little risk to American soldiers or civilian lives in comparison to allowing the attacks to continue.

* Even with a sustained campaign, air strikes will require a relatively low economic cost compared to the current investments of billions of dollars in arms and non-lethal aid that have already been expensed and will most likely break the Assad regime’s commitment to further war crimes in favor of self-preservation

* Growing violence destabilizes the region and could affect Israel, Turkey Jordan or other allies that the U.S. is pledged to defend

* Rejecting the role of “World Police” and ignoring war crime violations could inspire Assad or other rogue regimes like Iran and North Korea to further pursue the acquisition and use of WMDs that could create a worldwide crisis, and like with Pearl Harbor or 9/11, some day could return to our shores


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NEWSLETTER 4 PROGRESS

(June 27, 2013)

 

*** FEATURED ACTION ROUND UP ***

http://www.networkforprogress.com/events

(submit events/actions: http://www.networkforprogress.com/members/register)

 

*** 9PM TONIGHT: OFA #DreamIsNow Documentary Online Screening ***

https://my.barackobama.com/page/s/join-dream-live

 

*** TONIGHT: Rock The Vote’s DC Kickoff Happy Hour ***


Thinking about a constitutional amendment to protect the right to vote? Us too.

Join the #FreetoVote campaign! http://bit.ly/16xYze1


RSVP:
http://www.rockthevote.com/dckickoff/index.html

 

 

*** TONIGHT: New Organizing Institute Labs Meetup ***


NOI Labs will be hosting our second meetup on June 27th, 2013 at the NOI Headquarters from 6 to 8PM.

We welcome coders and techy folks from across the progressive movement to get together and talk shop.  Last time we heard about some innovative ideas from the community: an open source Voter Registration tool, the My Precinct organizing platform, fancy consumer data API’s from the CFPB, an IVR Call tool, and much more.  What innovative idea would you like to see happen?

We’ve setup a new Labs Project page where you can post ideas, comment on existing ones, and sign up to be involved.  If you have a project you’re working on, post it there to start recruiting help.  Otherwise, just browse through and see if you want to get involved!

NOI is located at 1133 19th St NW, Suite 850 in Washington, D.C.

 

REGISTER: http://bit.ly/19qzZRI


*** 7/1 #StandWithWendy vs “SB5” Special Session #2 ***

WATCH: State Senator Wendy Davis defended against Bill SB5 that would close 90% of Texas’ women’s health clinics with an 11-hour filibuster until the end of their special session at Midnight Tuesday.

http://www.nbcnews.com/id/26315908/ns/msnbc_tv-rachel_maddow_show/vp/52324859/#52324859


(Learn More:
http://thkpr.gs/17BY7Ag & http://huff.to/1a52S5h)

 

POLL: Majority of Texans DON’T support abortion restrictions moving through legislature

http://thkpr.gs/15zvvka

 

But they face ignorance: a GOP Senator thinks Rape Kits are abortion procedures:

http://www.nbcnews.com/id/26315908/ns/msnbc_tv-rachel_maddow_show/vp/52302077/#52302077

 

AND Texas Governor Rick Perry has called for ANOTHER special session and is taking shots at Wendy’s own experience as a Teen Mom:

“Just unfortunate she hasn’t learned from her own example” http://thkpr.gs/12nzPFc



JOIN THE MOVEMENT:

Take Action vs Rick Perry before the special session begins!

https://www.facebook.com/events/395742463876916


Facebook Page:
https://www.facebook.com/TexasGovernor

(“Like” anti-Perry comments and post your own)

 

Tweet: http://twitter.com/TexGov

 

*** 7/3: “Will Your Vote Count?” Discussion (Rockville) ***

Discuss election integrity with Marta Steele, author “Grassroots, Geeks, Pros, and Pols–The Election Integrity Movement’s Nonstop Battle to Win Back the People’s Vote” and Rebecca Wilson, Co-Chair of SAVEourvotes.org.

 

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/394904590628553/

 

*** 7/17: Campus Progress’ Make Progress National Summit ***

with Senator Elizabeth Warren

 


This summer, hundreds of young people will gather in Washington, D.C. for our revamped, better-than-ever conference that will bring together both young leaders and progressive organizations to build our generation’s vision for 2020 and outline engagement strategies.

This year, we are excited to partner with leading progressive organizations to co-host the conference. Our partners include Advocates for Youth, the AFL-CIO, the Bus Federation, Campus Camp Wellstone, the Youth Engagement Fund, the Generations Initiative, The League of Young Voters, Rock the Vote, the Roosevelt Institute Campus Network, SEIU Millennials, USW Next Generation, Working America, Young Invincibles, Generational Alliance and more to come.

So what happens on July 17th? You’ll join hundreds of Millennials for inspiring speeches from leading public officials, engage with other young people in trainings led by top activists, and learn from experts and journalists through panel discussions and conversations. Participants will connect with remarkable activists from around the country and discuss the critical challenges our generation faces.

Attendees will engage with experts and leading progressive organizations to develop their ideas, networks, and innovative programs that will help us create a more progressive America.

 

REGISTER: http://campusprogress.org/national_conference

 

PREVIOUS EVENTS & ACTION:

*** 6/29: Capital Cause Young Philanthropists Brunch (DC) ***


REGISTER & SHARE ON FACEBOOK:

http://www.networkforprogress.com/events/capital-causes-young-philanthropist-industry-brunch/

 

*** CONTACT CONGRESS ON STUDENT LOANS BY 6/30 ***   

YDA’s “Don’t Double My Rate!” Campaign

http://www.networkforprogress.com/events/tell-congress-dontdoublemyrate-by-630/

 

*** 2013 Young Democrats of America National Convention (San Antonio) ***

– $80 Early Bird Rate ends 6/28!

 

REGISTER & SHARE ON FACEBOOK:

http://www.networkforprogress.com/events/2013-young-democrats-of-america-convention/

 

 

*** N4P NEWS ROUND UP ***

 

*** MARRIAGE EQUALITY NEWS ***

 

Supreme Court strikes down Defense of Marriage Act:
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2013/06/26/the-supreme-court-struck-down-doma-heres-what-you-need-to-know/

Supreme Court rejects case against Proposition 8 (CA Marriage Equality ban)

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2013/06/26/the-supreme-court-ended-proposition-8-heres-what-that-means/

“Why marriage equality is good for the economy and the budget”
http://thkpr.gs/12kl71T

*** VOTING NEWS ***

WATCH: http://www.thedailyshow.com/watch/tue-june-25-2013/the-supreme-court—the-voting-rights-act

READ: “Supreme Court strikes down key voting act provision” http://wapo.st/1aKo1QV

Yet the Voting Right Act was already renewed in the Senate by a vote of 98-0 and the House 390-33…..in 1996!
http://www.nbcnews.com/id/14059113/ns/politics/t/bush-signs-voting-rights-act-extension/#.UcmyIvlQGHM

On the bright side….some commentators think the GOP might renew Section 5 or suffer in 2014.

Watch Chris Hayes: http://video.msnbc.msn.com/all-in-/52312912#52312912

Watch Ari Melber: http://tv.msnbc.com/2013/06/25/why-roberts-extreme-voting-rights-opinion-could-drive-congress-to-act

(Here’s some early proof: http://thinkprogress.org/justice/2013/06/26/2221211/sensenbrenner-voting-rights-fix)

 

In the meantime….take action below!

PETITION: “I support an amendment to the U.S. Constitution that guarantees the freedom to vote for all.”

http://act.credoaction.com/sign/voting_rights_act/?akid=8204.3266109.BX6-wb&rd=1&t=3

 

*** CLIMATE NEWS ***

President Obama announces Climate Change Plan

WATCH: http://www.whitehouse.gov/photos-and-video/video/2013/06/25/president-obama-speaks-climate-change

INFOGRAPHIC: http://www.whitehouse.gov/share/climate-action-plan

READ: http://wapo.st/11K9Zbk

POLL: Public backs Obama on Strong Carbon Controls http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2013/06/25/public-backs-obama-on-strong-carbon-controls

(support for climate legislation depends on how the questions are asked though http://huff.to/1clPmHj)

 

WATCH: Letterman interview with environmental activist Tim DeChristopher from the documentary “Bidder 70” http://bit.ly/19tVjWo

 

Contact Congress regarding any issues here:

www.senate.govhttp://govsm.com/w/Senate (social media listings)

www.house.govhttp://govsm.com/w/House (social media listings)

 

 

 

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NEWSLETTER 4 PROGRESS

(June 27, 2013)

 

 

*** FEATURED ACTION ROUND UP ***

http://www.networkforprogress.com/events

(submit events/actions: http://www.networkforprogress.com/members/register)

 

 

*** 9PM TONIGHT: OFA #DreamIsNow Documentary Online Screening ***

https://my.barackobama.com/page/s/join-dream-live

 

 

*** 7/1 #StandWithWendy vs Rick Perry’s “SB5” TX Special Session Part 2 ***

 

WATCH: State Senator Wendy Davis defended against Bill SB5 that would close 90% of Texas’ women’s health clinics with an 11-hour filibuster until the end of their special session at Midnight Tuesday.

http://www.nbcnews.com/id/26315908/ns/msnbc_tv-rachel_maddow_show/vp/52324859/#52324859

(Learn More: http://thkpr.gs/17BY7Ag & http://huff.to/1a52S5h)

 

POLL: Majority of Texans DON’T support abortion restrictions moving through legislature

http://thkpr.gs/15zvvka

 

But they face ignorance: a GOP Senator thinks Rape Kits are abortion procedures:

http://www.nbcnews.com/id/26315908/ns/msnbc_tv-rachel_maddow_show/vp/52302077/#52302077

 

AND Texas Governor Rick Perry has called for ANOTHER special session and is taking shots at Wendy’s own experience as a Teen Mom:

“Just unfortunate she hasn’t learned from her own example” http://thkpr.gs/12nzPFc



JOIN THE MOVEMENT:

Take Action vs Rick Perry before the special session begins!

https://www.facebook.com/events/395742463876916

 

Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/TexasGovernor

(“Like” anti-Perry comments and post your own)

 

Tweet: http://twitter.com/TexGov

 

 

*** 7/17: Campus Progress’ Make Progress National Summit ***

with Senator Elizabeth Warren

This summer, hundreds of young people will gather in Washington, D.C. for our revamped, better-than-ever conference that will bring together both young leaders and progressive organizations to build our generation’s vision for 2020 and outline engagement strategies.

This year, we are excited to partner with leading progressive organizations to co-host the conference. Our partners include Advocates for Youth, the AFL-CIO, the Bus Federation, Campus Camp Wellstone, the Youth Engagement Fund, the Generations Initiative, The League of Young Voters, Rock the Vote, the Roosevelt Institute Campus Network, SEIU Millennials, USW Next Generation, Working America, Young Invincibles, Generational Alliance and more to come.

So what happens on July 17th? You’ll join hundreds of Millennials for inspiring speeches from leading public officials, engage with other young people in trainings led by top activists, and learn from experts and journalists through panel discussions and conversations. Participants will connect with remarkable activists from around the country and discuss the critical challenges our generation faces.

Attendees will engage with experts and leading progressive organizations to develop their ideas, networks, and innovative programs that will help us create a more progressive America.

 

REGISTER: http://campusprogress.org/national_conference

 

 

PREVIOUS EVENTS & ACTION:

 

*** EMAIL & CALL CONGRESS ON STUDENTS LOANS BY 6/30 ***   

YDA’s “Don’t Double My Rate!” Campaign

 

http://www.networkforprogress.com/events/tell-congress-dontdoublemyrate-by-630/

 

*** 2013 Young Democrats of America National Convention (San Antonio) ***

– $80 Early Bird Rate ends 6/28!

 

REGISTER & SHARE ON FACEBOOK:

http://www.networkforprogress.com/events/2013-young-democrats-of-america-convention/

 

 

*** N4P NEWS ROUND UP ***

 

*** MARRIAGE EQUALITY NEWS ***

 

Supreme Court strikes down Defense of Marriage Act:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2013/06/26/the-supreme-court-struck-down-doma-heres-what-you-need-to-know/

 

Supreme Court rejects case against Proposition 8 (CA Marriage Equality ban)

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2013/06/26/the-supreme-court-ended-proposition-8-heres-what-that-means/

 

“Why marriage equality is good for the economy and the budget” http://thkpr.gs/12kl71T

 

 

*** VOTING NEWS ***

 

WATCH: http://www.thedailyshow.com/watch/tue-june-25-2013/the-supreme-court—the-voting-rights-act

READ: “Supreme Court strikes down key voting act provision” http://wapo.st/1aKo1QV

 

Yet the Voting Right Act was already renewed in the Senate by a vote of 98-0 and the House 390-33…..in 1996!

http://www.nbcnews.com/id/14059113/ns/politics/t/bush-signs-voting-rights-act-extension/#.UcmyIvlQGHM

 

On the bright side….some commentators think the GOP might renew Section 5 or suffer in 2014.

 

Watch Chris Hayes: http://video.msnbc.msn.com/all-in-/52312912#52312912

Watch Ari Melber: http://tv.msnbc.com/2013/06/25/why-roberts-extreme-voting-rights-opinion-could-drive-congress-to-act

(Here’s some early proof: http://thinkprogress.org/justice/2013/06/26/2221211/sensenbrenner-voting-rights-fix)

 

In the meantime….take action below!

 

PETITION: “I support an amendment to the U.S. Constitution that guarantees the freedom to vote for all.”

http://act.credoaction.com/sign/voting_rights_act/?akid=8204.3266109.BX6-wb&rd=1&t=3

 

 

*** CLIMATE NEWS ***

 

President Obama announces Climate Change Plan

WATCH: http://www.whitehouse.gov/photos-and-video/video/2013/06/25/president-obama-speaks-climate-change

INFOGRAPHIC: http://www.whitehouse.gov/share/climate-action-plan

READ: http://wapo.st/11K9Zbk

POLL: Public backs Obama on Strong Carbon Controls http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2013/06/25/public-backs-obama-on-strong-carbon-controls

(support for climate legislation depends on how the questions are asked though http://huff.to/1clPmHj)

 

WATCH: Letterman interview with environmental activist Tim DeChristopher from the documentary “Bidder 70” http://bit.ly/19tVjWo

 

 

Contact Congress regarding any issues here:

www.senate.govhttp://govsm.com/w/Senate (social media listings)

www.house.govhttp://govsm.com/w/House (social media listings)

 

 

 

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(June 19. 2013)

 

 

*** EVENTS & ACTION ROUND UP ***

 

Browse Events & Actions:

http://www.networkforprogress.com/events

(Become a N4P Contributor: Email network4progress@gmail.com to submit events/actions)

 

 

***6/19: Campus Progress Summer Kick-Off Happy Hour ***

6:00pm – 8:00pm Wednesday, June 19th

Madhatter, 1319 Connecticut Avenue NW. Washington, DC 20036 (Dupont)

 

Come meet other progressives in Washington, DC, as well as the Campus Progress staff at our annual Summer Kick-Off Party.

 

This year’s event is co-hosted by: United States Student Association, Young Invincibles, Roosevelt Institute Campus Network, Rock the Vote, League of Young Voters, The Sierra Student Coalition, Advocates for Youth, Generational Alliance, Energy Action Coalition, AFL-CIO, United Steelworkers, Working America, SEIU Millennials, Generations Initiative, The Bus Federation, and Wellstone Action.

 

You will have the opportunity to hear about progressive ideas and Campus Progress’ programs in progressive activism, journalism and more events that are planned for this summer, including our National Conference held in July.

 

No cover, 2 free drink tickets per guest. 18+ to enter, 21 to drink. I.D. required.

 

REGISTER (required):

http://campusprogress.org/events/summer_kick_off_party1/

 

RSVP & SHARE ON FACEBOOK:

https://www.facebook.com/events/530509066985732/

 

 

*** 6/19-25: Ed Markey for Senate phone banking @ DNC HQ OR @ HOME! ***

http://www.edmarkey.com

 

*Virtual Phone Bank: Email emily@edmarkey.org to get the daily login so you can make calls on your computer!

(please cc network4progress@gmail.com so we can track our N4P callers)

 

*DNC Headquarters phone bank @ Capital South

430 S. Capitol St. SE, Washington, DC 20003 (Enter on Ivy Street.)

– featuring 6/20 Young Democrats Night with YDA National President Rod Snyder

with snacks provided!

 

Ed is leading in the polls but in a special election anything is possible so please help us protect John Kerry’s Senate Seat on Tuesday, June 25th!

 

If you have any questions, please contact Josh Harris at (202) 479-5170 or by email at harrisj@dnc.org.

 

SIGN UP FOR A DNC HQ SHIFT HERE:

http://my.democrats.org/page/s/SignUpToVolunteer

 

 

*** 6/20-23: Netroots Nation (San Jose) Live Stream & #NN13 Conversation ***

http://www.netrootsnation.org/nn13/follow-nn13-at-home/

 

 

*** 6/26: Congressional Women’s Softball Game ***

Watkins Recreation Center, 420 12th Street Southeast, Washington, DC 20003

 

Join us on Wednesday, June 26, 2013 for the Fifth Annual Congressional Women’s Softball Game when a bi-partisan group of women Members of Congress take the field against the the women of the DC Press Corps.

 

REGISTER: http://cwsoftballgame.eventbrite.com

 

 

*** 6/29: Capital Cause Young Philanthropists Brunch ***

 

The Sphinx Club at Franklin Square, 1315 K St NW, Washington, DC 20005

 

 

The 2013 Capital Cause Young Philanthropists’ Industry Brunch will connect 300 of DC’s Young Philanthropists, Trailblazers and Changemakerswith top business leaders from ten different industries over a power brunch.  This event – designed to network Young Philanthropists with top industry professionals in an intimate setting – will not only take your career to the next level but will also position you to help fund grants to a worthy nonprofit of your choice.

 

REGISTER: http://cc2013brunch.eventbrite.com/

 

RSVP & SHARE ON FACEBOOK:

https://www.facebook.com/events/594351880584704/?fref=ts

 

*** 2013 Young Democrats of America National Convention (San Antonio) ***

– $80 Early Bird Rate ends 6/28!

 

We are excited to announce the Young Democrats of America’s 2013 Biennial National Convention in San Antonio, Texas on August 8 – 11.  

 

This is the largest event that YDA hosts every two years with 1,000 Young Democrats expected to attend from all fifty states.  If you don’t participate in a single other Young Democrat conference, this is the one you don’t want to miss.

 

We are working with the Texas Young Democrats to put together the most exciting convention in YDA history, including political trainings, guest speakers and other special events. YDA national officer elections for the 2013 – 2015 term will also be held on Sunday, August 11.  

 

REGISTER HERE:

https://yda.wiredforchange.com/o/720/p/salsa/event/common/public/?event_KEY=13416

 

RSVP & SHARE ON FACEBOOK:

https://www.facebook.com/events/465901236821319

 –

*** EMAIL & CALL CONGRESS ON STUDENTS LOANS BY 6/30 ***   

YDA’s “Don’t Double My Rate!” Campaign

 

Federal student loan rates are set to double on July 1 if Congress doesn’t take action.  Send an email to your members of Congress today telling them to keep the current insterest rate of 3.4 percent.  

 

Whether you are currently enrolled in college, graduated a few years ago, or hope to attend someday; whether you were first in your family to earn a higher degree or you continued a proud tradition, the opportunity of a college education was made possible, for many of us, by access to affordable student loans.

 

Unfortunately, tough economic conditions in recent years and skyrocketing tuition costs have created unique challenges for our generation.  To make matters worse, if Congress doesn’t take action, federal student loan rates are set to double on July 1 making access to a college education even more difficult.

 

Let me be clear, no one who is willing to work hard and improve the quality of their life and that of their community should mortgage their future in order to attend college.  Republicans in Congress continue to threaten the economic stability of our generation by failing to act with a deadline approaching.

 

The American dream is built on a foundation of hard work, equal opportunity and upward mobility. Access to a college education is an important part of that foundation, and Republican inaction and misplaced priorities put us all at risk. For America to be truly competitive in the 21st century global economy, we need more college graduates, not fewer.

 

Let’s win this fight!  Contact your member of Congress today:

http://action.yda.org/p/dia/action3/common/public/?action_KEY=202

 

*** NEWS ROUND UP ***

Contact Congress regarding any of these issues here:

www.senate.govhttp://govsm.com/w/Senate (social media listings)

www.house.govhttp://govsm.com/w/House (social media listings)

 

*IMMIGRATION NEWS*

Non-Partisan CBO Report: Senate Reform Bill increases GDP by 3.3% in 2023 & 5.4% in 2033 & Reduces Deficit by $200B in 2023 & $900B by 2033 http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2013/06/18/cbo-report-immigration-reform-will-shrink-deficit-and-grow-economy

 

*VETERANS NEWS*

What The Military Is Doing To Address Sexual Assault

http://thinkprogress.org/security/2013/06/14/2150351/military-address-sexual-assault/

 

*INCOME INEQUALITY NEWS*

White House GIF: “The Great Gatsby” Curve

http://whitehouse.tumblr.com/post/52721470601/youve-probably-heard-of-the-great-gatsby-but

 

1Q 2013: Biggest Drop In Wages Ever

http://thinkprogress.org/economy/2013/06/07/2121581/first-quarter-of-2013-saw-largest-wage-drop-ever/

 

Six Charts That Show Its Time To Reset The Budget Debate

http://thinkprogress.org/economy/2013/06/06/2112261/six-charts-that-show-its-time-to-reset-the-budget-debate

 

*POLITICAL NEWS*

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-fix/wp/2013/06/14/the-best-congressional-approval-chart-ever/?wprss=rss_the-fix

 

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(June 19. 2013)

 

 

*** EVENTS & ACTION ROUND UP ***

 

*** 6/19-25: Ed Markey for Senate phone banking @ DNC HQ OR @ HOME! ***

http://www.edmarkey.com

 

*Virtual Phone Bank: Email emily@edmarkey.org to get the daily login so you can make calls on your computer!

(please cc network4progress@gmail.com so we can track our N4P callers)

Ed is leading in the polls but in a special election anything is possible (remember Scott Brown?) so please help us protect John Kerry’s Senate Seat on Tuesday, June 25th!

 

*** 6/20-23: Netroots Nation (San Jose) Live Stream & #NN13 Conversation ***

http://www.netrootsnation.org/nn13/follow-nn13-at-home/

 

*** 2013 Young Democrats of America National Convention (San Antonio) ***

– $80 Early Bird Rate ends 6/28!

 

We are excited to announce the Young Democrats of America’s 2013 Biennial National Convention in San Antonio, Texas on August 8 – 11.  

 

This is the largest event that YDA hosts every two years with 1,000 Young Democrats expected to attend from all fifty states.  If you don’t participate in a single other Young Democrat conference, this is the one you don’t want to miss.

 

We are working with the Texas Young Democrats to put together the most exciting convention in YDA history, including political trainings, guest speakers and other special events. YDA national officer elections for the 2013 – 2015 term will also be held on Sunday, August 11.  

 

REGISTER HERE:

https://yda.wiredforchange.com/o/720/p/salsa/event/common/public/?event_KEY=13416

 

RSVP & SHARE ON FACEBOOK:

https://www.facebook.com/events/465901236821319

 

*** EMAIL & CALL CONGRESS ON STUDENTS LOANS BY 6/30 ***   

YDA’s “Don’t Double My Rate!” Campaign

 

Federal student loan rates are set to double on July 1 if Congress doesn’t take action.  Send an email to your members of Congress today telling them to keep the current insterest rate of 3.4 percent.  

 

Whether you are currently enrolled in college, graduated a few years ago, or hope to attend someday; whether you were first in your family to earn a higher degree or you continued a proud tradition, the opportunity of a college education was made possible, for many of us, by access to affordable student loans.

 

Unfortunately, tough economic conditions in recent years and skyrocketing tuition costs have created unique challenges for our generation.  To make matters worse, if Congress doesn’t take action, federal student loan rates are set to double on July 1 making access to a college education even more difficult.

 

Let me be clear, no one who is willing to work hard and improve the quality of their life and that of their community should mortgage their future in order to attend college.  Republicans in Congress continue to threaten the economic stability of our generation by failing to act with a deadline approaching.

 

The American dream is built on a foundation of hard work, equal opportunity and upward mobility. Access to a college education is an important part of that foundation, and Republican inaction and misplaced priorities put us all at risk. For America to be truly competitive in the 21st century global economy, we need more college graduates, not fewer.

 

Let’s win this fight!  Contact your member of Congress today:

http://action.yda.org/p/dia/action3/common/public/?action_KEY=202

 

 

*** N4P NEWS ROUND UP ***

Contact Congress regarding any of these issues here:

www.senate.govhttp://govsm.com/w/Senate (social media listings)

www.house.govhttp://govsm.com/w/House (social media listings)

 

*IMMIGRATION NEWS*

Non-Partisan CBO Report: Senate Reform Bill increases GDP by 3.3% in 2023 & 5.4% in 2033 & Reduces Deficit by $200B in 2023 & $900B by 2033 http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2013/06/18/cbo-report-immigration-reform-will-shrink-deficit-and-grow-economy

 

*VETERANS NEWS*

What The Military Is Doing To Address Sexual Assault

http://thinkprogress.org/security/2013/06/14/2150351/military-address-sexual-assault/

 

*INCOME INEQUALITY NEWS*

White House GIF: “The Great Gatsby” Curve

http://whitehouse.tumblr.com/post/52721470601/youve-probably-heard-of-the-great-gatsby-but

 

1Q 2013: Biggest Drop In Wages Ever

http://thinkprogress.org/economy/2013/06/07/2121581/first-quarter-of-2013-saw-largest-wage-drop-ever/

 

Six Charts That Show Its Time To Reset The Budget Debate

http://thinkprogress.org/economy/2013/06/06/2112261/six-charts-that-show-its-time-to-reset-the-budget-debate

 

*POLITICAL NEWS*

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-fix/wp/2013/06/14/the-best-congressional-approval-chart-ever/?wprss=rss_the-fix

 

 

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Young Democrats of America discount to DailyKos.com’s Netroots Nation (San Jose) on 6/20-23!

http://www.yda.org/netroots-nation-discount-for-yda-members/

New N4P POST: Co-Sponsor Senator Elizabeth Warren’s #BankOnStudents Act:

http://www.networkforprogress.com/2013/05/16/co-sponsor-bill-to-let-students-borrow-at-same-rate-as-banks/

Join the Campus Progress #DontDoubleMyRate Day of Action!

http://www2.americanprogress.org/o/507/t/0/blastContent.jsp?email_blast_KEY=1058433

New N4P POST: President Obama’s speech on transition for ending War On Terror (Video, Highlights, Analysis)

http://www.networkforprogress.com/2013/05/24/roundup-obama-speaks-on-transition-toward-ending-war-on-terror/

UPCOMING EVENTS:

*** TONIGHT: Arlington Democrat’s Meeting & VA Lt Governor Candidates’ Debate ***

George Mason Univesity-Arlington Campus (Founders Hall Room 134)

3351 Fairfax Drive, Arlington, VA

Candidates:

Aneesh Chopra http://www.teamchopra.org/

Ralph Northam http://www.northamforlg.com/

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/574535372567983/

N4P POST: Meet Arlington native & former White House CTO Aneesh Chopra & Join #TeamChopra!

(the Innovator who can beat the Segregator in November)

http://www.networkforprogress.com/2013/05/30/meet-the-innovator-who-can-beat-the-segregator-chopra-for-lt-governor/

Vote in the OPEN* Democratic Primary via In-Person Absentee** until Saturday OR Tuesday’s Election Day!

*any registered voter can vote and **anyone who leaves the county or works 11+ hours on eday can vote absentee by mail or in-person at their voter office until Sat 6/8! Find your polling place/voting office and learn more:

http://www.voterinfo.sbe.virginia.gov/PublicSite/Public/FT2/PublicPollingPlace.aspx

(visit your voter office web site for extended hours information)

ALSO: Attorney General candidates

http://www.justinfairfax.com/ vs http://www.herringforag.com/

*** TONIGHT bePROUD: Stein Club Celebrates LGBT Pride Month ***

Pride is a time to celebrate our community’s victories while recommitting ourselves to advancing the equality of DC’s LGBT community. Join members of the Gertrude Stein Democratic Club to kick off your Pride month celebrations and reflect on LGBT victories over the last year.

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/471338849606808/

*** 6/6 Terry McAuliffe for Governor Reception with Michelle Obama

& Women for Terry Summit ***

Sheraton Premiere, 8661 Leesburg Pike (Tysons Corner)

FREE TICKETS AVAILABLE (RSVP REQUIRED ASAP)

+ OUT-OF-STATE VOLUNTEER PROGRAM SIGN UP:

http://www.networkforprogress.com/2013/05/31/terry-mcauliffe-events-michelle-obama-volunteer-program/

(registered attendees will receive a confirmation email before the event)

*** 6/6: Women’s Information Network’s Women Opening Doors for Women ***

AFL-CIO, 815 16th St, NW, Washington, DC (Farragut metros)

Whether you’re a seasoned veteran of WIN or a new member ready to get involved, WODW is the event for you! It offers the opportunity to learn from prominent women and brings women of different backgrounds together to learn from each other’s experiences, exchange valuable information and advice, and help each other along the road to success.

We begin with a networking reception that includes a keynote address and awards, then we move on to dinners that take place simultaneously across the DC metro area, tailored to any number of topics. It’s an evening that harkens back to WIN’s beginning and sets the state for the next generation’s success.

Join us for an evening that Washingtonian Magazine has described as “One of Washington’s best networking events.”

For more information, and to buy your tickets, go to http://bit.ly/wodw2013

($25 reception still available)

Facebook RSVP & Share: https://www.facebook.com/events/667083086642483

*** 6/6 United Way’s Do More 24 Giving Day ***

Bread For The City medical clinic fundraising page:

https://www.facebook.com/events/395142233931715

(donation link will be shared tomorrow)

Goodwill employment services fundraising page:

http://dcgoodwill24-eanrecfbl.eventbrite.com

Thrive DC homeless and low-income programs fundraising page:

http://domore24.org/charities/thrive-dc/

*** 6/9 VAYD Fundraiser to support trip to YDA Convention (San Antonio) ***

Bailey’s Pub and Grille, 2010 Crystal Drive, Arlington, VA 22202 (Crystal City metro)

 


The road to San Antonio is long and we need your help! Join Young Democrats from across Virginia for a fundraising reception in support of sending our Virginia Delegation to San Antonio! Purchase your ticket in advance and receive a free drink coupon at the event. Appetizers served.

Special Guest:  Arlington YD’s Atima Omara-Alwala, a candidate for Young Democrats of America President

(her historic bid would make her the first African-American Woman to hold the position)

Purchase Tickets: https://secure.actblue.com/page/vaydtoyda

Facebook RSVP & Share: https://www.facebook.com/events/521800317857486

If you are interested in joining the Virginia delegation in San Antonio, fill out our interest form here: http://bit.ly/yda2013

2013 YDA Convention Facebook RSVP & Share:

https://www.facebook.com/events/465901236821319/

*** 6/11 ClotureClub.com’s“How To Make It In DC” ***

Trak Services, 1776 Eye St, Washington, DC (Farragut metros)

RSVP: http://www.eventbrite.com/event/6931778135/?ref=estw

*** 6/12 NARAL Pro-Choice Virginia’s The Power of Choice***

Waterview Conference Center, 1919 N. Lynn Street, Arlington, Virginia

(near Rosslyn Metro station)

 

Enjoy food, drink and the Waterview Conference Center’s stunning views of the Potomac as you mingle with our members, activists and legislative allies and find out how you can get involved and support our work in this critical election year! Join us to hear remarks from NARAL Pro-Choice Virginia executive director Tarina Keene and special guests, plus honor a policymaker and an activist who have made a difference in our work over the past year.

Special Guest Speakers:

Congresswoman Louise Slaughter (NY-25)

Congresswoman Gwen Moore (WI-4)

Purchase or Reserve Your Ticket:

http://www.naralva.org/events/power-of-choice.shtml#.Ua9xoDljaQ4.facebook

*** 6/13: Democratic GAIN Summer Soiree & Focus Initiatives Launch Event ***

International Brotherhood of Teamsters – 25 Louisiana Ave NW DC 20001

Democratic GAIN promotes and supports individuals and organizations that work in Democratic and Progressive politics through our career center, trainings, networking events, and benefits.

Facebook RSVP & Share: https://www.facebook.com/events/175359322631637/

(donations are currently listed as optional)

*** 6/13: Liberty’s Promise Flag Day Fundraiser ***

Carnegie Endowment for International Peace building, 7th Floor

1779 Massachusetts Avenue, NW — Washington, DC 20036

 


Via civics and job skills training, Liberty’s Promise engages hundreds of local immigrant youth in need in their communities and help them achieve success.

RSVP: http://www.razoo.com/story/Flag-Day-Annual-Fundraiser-1

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The Border Security, Economic Opportunity & Immigration Modernization Act passed Senate committee yesterday, but

of the 3,500+ people who wrote to Congress about it via POPVOX on Wednesday, 91% OPPOSE the legislation!

ADD YOUR VOICE: http://bit.ly/10hLZBs

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WHITE HOUSE & ORGANIZING FOR FACTS:

  • Immigrants have started 25% of public U.S. companies backed by venture capital—including @Google, @eBay, @Yahoo, and @Intel

  • Over 40% of Fortune 500 companies were founded by an immigrant or child of an immigrant.
  • In 2011, immigrants started 28% of all new businesses in the U.S.
  • Immigrant-owned businesses generated $775 billion in revenue for the economy in 2011.
  • According to a conservative think tank, “Immigration Reform Would Save U.S. $410 Billion Over The Next Decade”http://OFA.BO/gqfN6x

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