8/21-28 EVENTS:

 

8/28

March for Jobs & Freedom

with #MLKDREAM50 Ceremonies

featuring Presidents Obama, Clinton and Carter


N4P RSVP:

https://www.facebook.com/events/206320499530054

 

8/28 March begins @ 600 NJ Ave NW: 9am

http://50thanniversarymarchonwashington.com/event/exclusive-d-c-permit-to-march-through-our-nations-capital-reveals-details-of-august-28-2013-march

– N4P Meeting Place @ DC Pillar of World War II Memorial: 10:30am-11am

(call/text Jim at 703-867-5070 to join us at any time)

 

8/28 Ceremony begins @ Lincoln Memorial: 11:30am

http://officialmlkdream50.com/august-28/

(full schedule doesnt seem to be available but the Presidents might speak after 2pm before/after the anniversary bells ring at 3pm)

 

After the Supreme Court’s weakening of the Voting Rights Act and a couple years of Tea Party-led attacks on Democracy and the Middle Class, this is truly an important time to remember what happened 50 years ago in Washington, DC.


Join us as Presidents Obama, Clinton and Carter will speak to the nation on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial during the “Let Freedom Ring” Closing Ceremony on Wednesday, August 28th to conclude a week of events commemorating the Anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs & Freedom and the “I Have A Dream” Speech that helped inspire the Civil Rights Act and the Voting Rights Act to further the promise of “all men are created equal”:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=smEqnnklfYs

So, clear your calendar and check out the events already planned like the Big March on Saturday, August 24th!

MLK Official Web Site & Event Schedule: http://officialmlkdream50.com

(volunteer sign up: http://officialmlkdream50.com/volunteer)

 

8/24 Grassroots Facebook event:

https://www.facebook.com/events/515897165157840


8/24 AFSCME-created event invite by our friend Chuck Westover below:

https://www.facebook.com/events/465465100215842


DC Web Site & 8/24 March for Statehood:
http://marchondc50.dc.gov/events


8/27-28 Conference & March Info:
http://50thanniversarymarchonwashington.com

 

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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

 

FOLLOW NETWORK FOR PROGRESS!

http://groups.google.com/group/networkforprogress (General Listserv)

http://www.facebook.com/groups/networkforprogressdc (Community Group)

http://www.facebook.com/networkforprogress (“Like” Page)

http://twitter.com/networkprogress

http://www.networkforprogress.com (subscribe to N4P blog)

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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

 

 

FOLLOW NETWORK 4 PROGRESS USA!

https://groups.google.com/group/progressusa (national listserv)

http://www.facebook.com/groups/progressusa

www.twitter.com/n4progressusa

http://www.networkforprogress.com/usa (subscribe to N4P blog: includes DC & National news)

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Virginia Republican Leadership is so ideological now that they chose a Convention for their most rabid supporters instead of a Primary for statewide voters to select their candidates for Governor, Lieutenant Governor and Attorney General this year and this is what they came up with!

http://www.politico.com/story/2013/05/ken-cuccinelli-virginia-gop-governor-nominee-91582.html?hp=l1_b1

 

SOME HIGHLIGHTS:

“Republicans Nominate Rabidly Anti-LGBT Ticket”

http://thkpr.gs/10J14ta

(BONUS: http://www.buzzfeed.com/andrewkaczynski/the-9-most-anti-gay-statements-from-the-republican-nominee-f)

“Virginia Lt Governor GOP Nominee Believes Gays Are ‘Very Sick’ And Democrats Are Worse Than The KKK” http://thkpr.gs/11P8cay

And is AGAINST desegregation but FOR the 3/5 Compromise: http://wonkette.com/517277/black-republican-virginia-lt-gov-nominee-loves-segregation-being-three-fifths-of-a-person

“Virginia GOP Nominee For Attorney General Introduced Bill Forcing Women To Report Their Miscarriages To Police”

http://thkpr.gs/10IHpJM

Ken Cuccinelli Issues Briefs

LGBT:

Cuccinelli said Homosexuality “Brings Nothing But Self-Destruction, Not Only Physically But Of Their Soul.”

and tried to prevent universities from banning anti-gay discrimination

http://www.americanbridgepac.org/2013/07/wire/research/bridge-brief-cuccinellis-anti-gay-views-statements

WOMEN:

Cuccinelli is against abortion even in cases of Rape and Incest and bullied the

Virginia Board Of Health into shutting down the state’s abortion clinics:

http://www.americanbridgepac.org/2013/07/wire/bridge-brief-cuccinellis-anti-woman-record

47 Attorney Generals urged Congress to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act, but Ken Cuccinelli refused

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2012/apr/1/cuccinelli-refuses-to-run-with-ag-pack/#ixzz2fx1rtpB4

TAXES:

Cuccinelli’s Tax Plan Would “Starve The State Of The Resources It Needs.” (Washington Post)

http://www.americanbridgepac.org/2013/07/wire/research/bridge-brief-cuccinellis-disastrous-tax-plan/

TRANSPORTATION:

Over 389,100 Daily Metro Passengers Would Benefit From The Silver Line…Cuccinelli wants to “KILL IT”

http://www.americanbridgepac.org/2013/07/wire/research/bridge-brief-cuccinellis-opposition-to-bipartisan-transportation-plan

via Northern Virginia For Obama

(connect and learn more)

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*** Inauguration 2013 grassroots facebook event ***

http://www.facebook.com/events/199084213557662

 

*** 2013 OFFICIAL INAUGURATION INFORMATION ***

http://2013pic.orghttp://www.inaugural.senate.gov

https://www.facebook.com/2013inauguration

https://twitter.com/obamainaugural

**** Saturday 1/19 INAUGURAL DAY OF SERVICE ***

 

10, 12:30pm, 3pm Presidential Inaugural Committee shifts on National Mall

http://www.2013pic.org/service/dc

(Questions? Email Adrian Robinson at arobinson@2013pic.org)

 

Serve with Arlington Democrats for Arlington Food Assistance Center

http://www.facebook.com/events/437243139681227

 

*** FEATURED: N4P & Sip With Socialites @ Service Member Care Package Project ***

(2:15pm N4P featured shift followed by drinks??? Call/txt Jim @ 703-867-5070 or jimmcbride13@gmail.com to join us)

Network For Progress members will join Erin Lyons and the ladies from Sip With Socialites who will be lending a hand, along with thousands, as we honor our nation’s active duty military and veterans, in memory of Dr. Martin Luther King’s vision to bridge differences and come together in unity.

On Saturday, January 19th, from 9 AM to 4:45 PM, volunteers will pack 100,000 care kits for deployed US Service Members, Wounded Warriors, Veterans, and First Responders at the DC Armory.

Points of Light and Target have organized this signature national service project in Washington DC to engage the community and show appreciation to those serving our country. Volunteers may sign up individually or as a group for 2.5-hour shifts. Such a small commitment for a wonderful cause.

LEARN MORE & REGISTER:
http://sipwithsocialites.com/washington-dc/join-erin-lyons-on-martin-luther-king-jr-for-a-day-of-service.html

 

*** Friday 1/18 Inauguration Weekend Happy Hour ***

http://www.facebook.com/events/455853637807227

 

*** Friday 1/18 Party Politics Inaugural Party @ Nick’s Riverside Grill ***

Buy $15 Advance Tickets: http://partypoliticsinaugural.eventbrite.com

 

Share on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/events/559604187384240

 

*** Saturday 1/19 MLK Walk for Statehood

& Sunday 1/20 Statehood Countdown Party @ Busboys & Poets ***

http://the51st.org/2013/01/14/dc-statehood-events-on-inaugural-weekend/

 

*** Saturday 1/19 Grassroots Ball @ State Theater (Falls Church) ***

(benefiting Arlington Food Assistance Center)

Buy $50 Advance Tickets: http://www.thestatetheatre.com/events/e1624.xml

(15-20 minute walk from the East Falls Church metro)

 

*** Sunday 1/20 Organizers Ball @ Recessions ***

(sponsored by New Organizing Institute)

FREE RSVP:

http://act.neworganizing.com/survey/HH_2012_12_1_Organizers_Ball

*** Monday 1/21 BrightestYoungThings.com Inauguration Spectacular @ Bohemian Caverns ***

(all-day event)

Buy $20 Advance Tickets: http://inaug2013.eventbrite.com

 

MORE INAUGURATION EVENTS:

http://demlist.com/calendar_login.php

http://www.eventbrite.com/presidential-inauguration

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REGISTER FOR #GOToVa #PROGRESSPARTY BY 5PM 11/1:

http://gotovaprogressparty.eventbrite.com

 

&

Voter Protection

https://my.barackobama.com/page/s/join-the-victory-counsel

https://twitter.com/VoterProtectDC

presents

*** #GOToVa PROGRESS PARTY ***

Digital Capital Week Eve “1st Thursdays” Networking Mixer & Get-Out-The-Vote Rally

#GOTOVA #PROGRESSPARTY

sponsored by

www.salsalabs.com

www.facebook.com/salsalabs

www.twitter.com/salsalabs

Appetizers while supplies last and raffle

items including a Local 16 gift card!

REGISTER FOR #GOToVa #PROGRESSPARTY BY 5PM 11/1:

http://gotovaprogressparty.eventbrite.com

EARLY BIRD (1st 50): FREE with drink ticket!

ADVANCE: FREE w/raffle tix

NO RSVP: $5 @ Door

or just sign up for email updates!

JOIN US & SHARE ON FACEBOOK @

http://www.facebook.com/events/132133166935776

SPECIAL GUESTS:

KOURI MARSHALL

Obama For America – DC Director

@kouricmarshall

www.barackobama.com/dc

RICHARD FOWLER

Nationally Syndicated Host,

“The Richard Fowler Show”

& Advocacy and Policy Director,

Young Democrats of America

@richardafowler

http://www.fowlershow.com

BETH BECKER

Founder, Progressive Social Strategies

Director Special Projects, Progressive Congress

@Spedwybabs

Partners include:

DC Latino Caucus

DC Comm Tech for Progress

DC Career Progress

Generation Obama-Washington, DC

Gertrude Stein Democratic Club

Montgomery County Young Democrats

Progressive Communicators of DC

Host Committee:

Rachel Cotton, Franklin Garcia, AJ Glusman, Tyler Gray, Jim Maas, Jim McBride, Jason McCool, Natalie Moss, Tanya Nesbitt, Jasmine Powell, Jeannette Russell, Laurie Anne Sayles, Lateefah Williams

6:00pm-9:00pm Thursday, November 1st

Local 16

1602 U Street NW, Washington, DC 20009

@ Dupont or U Street metros

– $5 specialty drinks, beers, rail cocktails, house wine & appetizers until 10pm –

Please join Network For Progress, a social and media-savvy grassroots community inspired by the “Yes We Can” Movement of Hope & Change, and OFA Voter Protection, for a Digital Capital Week Eve “GOToVa” Networking Mixer & Get Out The Vote Rally for our monthly “1st Thursdays” Progress Party at Local 16.

Drinks and food are sponsored by the market-leading software provider Salsa Labs, a single, fully-integrated, online platform that helps any nonprofits & political campaigns of all sizes to fundraise, advocate, communicate and organize anytime, anywhere.

We will be joined by DC Latino Caucus (www.dclc.org), the LGBT community Gertrude Stein Democratic Club (www.steindemocrats.org), Mongtomery County Young Democrats (www.mcyd.org) and Progressive Communicators of DC (www.pcdcnetwork.org).

So, stop by for a fun evening of networking and engaging on the importance of talking to voters offline AND online in the closing moments of the campaign through Election Day so we can win Virginia for President Obama and Tim Kaine!

OFA organizers will be available to get you involved in needed areas like voter protection at the polls especially because of wide-spread Virginia Republican disenfranchisement efforts:
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/10/25/gop-voter-fraud_n_1990104.html

Also, if you’re with a tech-savvy activist feel free to test drive your shameless self-promotion before Digital Capital Week (www.digitalcapitalweek.org) starts on Friday!

After our program at 7pm we will invite attendees to walk down to our grassroots hub in the Woman’s National Democratic Club at 1526 New Hampshire Avenue just past Q Street to make 10 calls or more for the President before they go home.

Questions? Contact Jim @ networkforprogress@gmail.com or 703-867-5070.

PLEASE INVITE YOUR FRIENDS & COLLEAGUES!

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*** “RUMBLE 2012” BI-PARTISAN WATCH PARTY ***

 

REGISTER FOR #RUMBLE2012DC BY 5PM 10/6:

http://smcdc-rumble2012.eventbrite.com

(or just sign up to get updates from us)

 

JOIN US & SHARE ON FACEBOOK @

http://www.facebook.com/events/124811197666517

& TWITTER @smcdc @networkprogress @itsfirstfriday

7pm-10pm Saturday, October 6th

(7pm Mixer, 8pm Debate, 10pm DJ)

 

Local 16

1602 16th Street, NW, Washington, DC

(off New Hampshire Ave)

@ Dupont or U Street metros

Obama v Romney? Biden v Ryan??? Here is the MAIN event this campaign season!!!

Join Social Media Club DC, Network for Progress, It’s First Friday (our conservative counterparts) and a bipartisan coalition of College and Young Democrats and Republicans from the D.C metro area to see the “Rumble 2012: Bill O’Reilly v Jon Stewart” livestream on a BIG SCREEN as we take over the top level of Local 16!

Co-Hosts include Progressive Communicators of DC (pcdcnetwork.org) and the LGBT community Gertrude Stein Democratic Club (steindemocrats.org).

We will be collecting donations at the door for the local DC Non-Profit StreetWise Partners, which works with low-income individuals to help them overcome employment barriers, obtain better jobs and achieve economic self-sufficiency.Streetwise Partners is a 501(c)3 tax-exempt organization and your donation is tax-deductible within the guidelines of U.S. law.

“O’Reilly v Stewart 2012: The Rumble in the Air-Conditioned Auditorium” will be streamed live Saturday, October 6th at 8pm ET from Lisner Auditorium at The George Washington University. O’Reilly and Stewart will take an entertaining and comedic approach to today’s pressing political issues in an attempt to find the best direction for America.” You can order it too: http://www.therumble2012.com

Questions? Contact Jim @ networkforprogress@gmail.com or 703-867-5070.

 

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http://www.socialmediaclubdc.org

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The letter below was sent to the Democratic Party of Virginia (DPVA) steering committee today by N4P President Jim McBride in response to the pending vote on whether the 2013 nominating process for Governor, Lt. Governor and Attorney General will feature an open primary or convention voting process limited to a small portion of the Virginia Democratic electorate therefore disenfranchising over 300,000 voters.

If you would like your voice heard please send emails (individually if possible) to the Steering Committee here:

http://www.vademocrats.org/state-steering-committee

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Dear DPVA Steering Committee Members,

As I understand it there will be a vote tonight on whether to have a primary or convention in 2013 to choose the Democratic statewide ticket.

I want to make sure it is known that any decision that requires a convention to decide the nominees of the party would be a grave error that would threaten the support of many grassroots activists you will need to win next November.

Although Virginia might be considered the only game in town next year, their will be local races and Federal voters will see that the President will need help via OFA and other advocacy organizations to combat the Tea Party on public opinion about his second term agenda as well….so people will put their time and money where they find it most valuable so this issue will affect their level of interest.

After this year’s epic struggle by the Republican Party to disenfranchise millions of voters, many poor and minority citizens, to eliminate the rights of the SAME VOTERS to choose Democratic party nominees in Virginia next year would be a public relations disaster that would discredit the party and its candidates.

Dis-empowering voters to participate in Democratic politics has one simple result….it dis-empowers Democrats and kills interest in our movement.

As someone who increased membership AND revenue with Arlington Young Democrats by 50% in one year as President (2007 VAYD Club of the Year), helped create the Obama grassroots campaign operation in Virginia, successfully organized young people in the region for eight years (where i have raised thousands of dollars each year) and spent two decades in communications I am well aware that this is a PEOPLE BUSINESS and PEOPLE decide elections based on their relationships with the parties and candidates. Anything that detracts from that detracts from our victories.

Please consider that tonight as activists like me will surely take notice of the message sent by this decision.

Regards,

Jim McBride
President, Generation Obama-DC metro area chapter (DNC’s Gen44 Host Committee member)
President, Network For Progress LLC
former President, Arlington Young Democrats
former Vice Chair, Arlington Democrats
former Volunteer Database Coordinator, Virginia For Obama

 

Dear DPVA Steering Committee Members,

As I understand it there will be a vote tonight on whether to have a primary or convention in 2013 to choose the Democratic statewide ticket.

I want to make sure it is known that any decision that requires a convention to decide the nominees of the party would be a grave error that would threaten the support of many grassroots activists you will need to win next November.

Although Virginia might be considered the only game in town next year,  but their will be local races and Federal voters will see that the President will need help via OFA and other advocacy organizations to combat the Tea Party on public opinion about his second term agenda as well….and people will put their time and money where they find it most valuable.

After this year’s epic struggle by the Republican Party to disenfranchise millions of voters, many poor and minority citizens, to eliminate the rights of the SAME VOTERS to choose Democratic party nominees in Virginia next year would be a public relations disaster that would discredit the party and its candidates.

Dis-empowering voters to participate in Democratic politics has one simple result….it dis-empowers Democrats and kills interest in our movement.

As someone who increased membership AND revenue with Arlington Young Democrats by 50% in one year as President (2007 VAYD Club of the Year), helped create the Obama grassroots campaign operation in Virginia, successfully organized young people in the region online and offline for over eight years (where i have raised thousands of dollars each year) and spent two decades in communications I am well aware that this is a PEOPLE BUSINESS and people decide elections based on their relationships with the parties and candidates. Anything that detracts from that detracts from our victories.

Please consider that tonight as activists like me will surely take notice of the message sent by this decision.

Regards,

Jim McBride
President, Generation Obama-DC metro area chapter (DNC’s Gen44 Host Committee member)
President, Network For Progress LLC
former President, Arlington Young Democrats
former Vice Chair of Precinct Operations, Arlington Democrats
former Volunteer Database Coordinator, Virginia For Obama

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“I am an Obama National Delegate at Large, I got elected Because of My Hard Work in the Democratic Party, it was a Dream Come True That I got Elected, so if you help me to go to Charlotte, I will be so happy, also I love helping out in the community.

Volunteering is one of the most rewarding things I have ever done. When I help others, I feel great about myself.”

– Toora Arsala, Virginia DNC Delegate & Kristin Cabral for Congress intern

Learn more about Toora on his Fairfax Connection Profile

How did Toora beat the odds to even become a Delegate? Read that story by blogger Ben Tribbett (aka “Not Larry Sabato”) here: Toora Arsala 1, Don Mark 0+

And Toora’s hard work has not only made him a Delegate but his passion for President Obama has been so inspiring that his Mom eventually switched her party leanings in support of her first-generation American son, who is a testament to the power of citizenship and the influence of relationships with volunteers like him.

TOORA’S MOM WAS RECENTLY LAID-OFF AND HE NEEDS HELP TO PAY FOR HIS $1,000 HOTEL (5 days x $200) AND TRAVEL EXPENSES SO LETS SPONSOR HIM TO MAKE HIS TRIP HAPPEN!

WE’VE RAISED MOST OF THE MONEY AND JUST NEED A FEW HUNDRED MORE BY NEXT WEEK! Any extra money we raise will go toward his date with Miss Wyoming (see below) and transportation for future volunteer work he does!

PLEASE DONATE $5, $10 OR MORE HERE: http://www.networkforprogress.com/contribute

(we will earmark this weekend’s donations for him)

Why donate $1,000 toward a fraction of a TV ad when we can change a hard-working young man’s life?

To prove our point, this was Toora’s post on facebook after N4P raised $234 and he was bid on for a date by Miss Wyoming United States 2012 Mary David at our date auction last week:

“Had The Best Night of His Life, Thanks to Jim McBride, Lauren Hall, Anjon Roy, and the Rest of the GODC Group, They Helped Me Fundraise For Charlotte, and They Helped Me Get a Date with Mrs. Wyoming, Thanks Again Everyone, Now I am Very Excited for Charlotte!!!!!!!!!!!!!”

 

BACKGROUND: Why we need a “Yes We Can” Movement not a “Yes YOU Can” Donate campaign approach

Network For Progress Founder/President Jim McBride thinks the lessons of 2008 haven’t been learned at the grasstops and need to be taught by the grassroots: “One of the reasons N4P was created is to serve as an advocate for the grassroots people who actually make a difference in campaigns by talking to voters and building relationships in the community and that includes situations just like this.”

“ALL young people should courted for their votes and support, yet Toora, a super volunteer who has done hundreds of work for the party and deserves a spot at the convention, after an unlikely victory against party bosses to become a Delegate is also stuck with over $1,000 in expenses to participate,” McBride continued.

“Instead of learning the movement-building lessons of 2008 and investing in development and community-building programs to support hard working activists and connect with leaders of the future, the party and campaign apparatus often enables an ‘enthusiasm gap” by spending millions on TV ads and communicating via spammy fundraising emails that marketing gurus will tell you offer exponentially less bang for the buck than giving this young man the opportunity of a lifetime….that creates a DEMOCRAT for a lifetime,” noted McBride. “If we value friend-raising (facebook or the real kind) over fundraising it will actually be more affordable than TV ads and require LESS $3 donations for Dinner with Barack that most young people won’t be able to attend and STILL probably can’t afford.”

McBride has worked in communications for over two decades and ran press relations for the IAFF’s Fire Fighters for Kerry campaign during the Democratic primary in 2004. He has hosted grassroots events in the region ever since as President of the Arlington Young Democrats and DC’s Generation Obama chapter as well as a key member of Virginia For Obama during the 2008 Primary as the statewide Volunteer Database Coordinator who organized the earliest watch parties and phone banks in the region.

Questions? Contact Jim McBride @ jimmcbride13@gmail.com


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