NEWSLETTER

(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

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*** 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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NEWSLETTER USA

(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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4th Annual

*** STATE OF THE UNION WATCH PARTY ***

#sotupartydc

REGISTER FREE BY 5PM 2/12:

http://212sotuwatchparty.eventbrite.com

(ADVANCE RSVP: FREE -> NO RSVP: $5)

 

 

Special Guest:

ANITA BONDS

DC City Council Member (At-Large)

Chair, DC Democratic State Committee

 

 

Partners include:

Network For Progress

(including DC Comm Tech for Progress & DC Career Progress)

http://www.networkforprogress.com/getupdates

 

Generation Obama-Washington, DC

http://www.facebook.com/generationobamawashingtondc

 

Progressive Communicators of DC

http://pcdcnetwork.org

 

DC Democratic Party

http://www.dcdemocraticparty.org

 

DC Latino Caucus

http://www.dclc.org

 

e.politics

http://www.epolitics.com

Women’s Information Network

http://www.winonline.org/

 

Young & Powerful – DC

http://youngandpowerful.org/dc

 

Democratic GAIN / Jobs That Are Left

http://www.democraticgain.org

http://www.jobsthatareleft.com/

Host Committee includes:

Colin Delany, Franklin Garcia, Grace Kaissal, Aris Kyriakopoulos, Jim Maas, Jim McBride, Jason McCool, Nicole Williams

 

6:30pm-10:30pm Tuesday, February 12th

(6:30 Mixer, 9:00 Speech)

 

Local 16

1602 U Street NW

Washington, DC 20009

@ U Street metro



Please join Network For Progress, a social and media-savvy community for those inspired by the “Yes We Can” Movement, and several great co-sponsors for our 4th Annual State of the Union Watch Party where Progressives, Democrats and “Hope Mongers” can watch the President’s Address to Congress while mingling for friends, careers and PROGRESS!

We will be accepting optional 50/50 contributions from registered attendees for President Obama’s new non-profit version of Obama For America organization called Organizing For Action and Network For Progress.

Want to be a Co-Host event planner/recruiter? Questions/Comments? Contact us at n4progressparty@gmail.com

Please invite your friends and colleagues!

 

REGISTER FREE BY 5PM 2/12:

http://212sotuwatchparty.eventbrite.com

 

Connect & Share on Facebook @

www.facebook.com/events/321501811204516

+ Follow/RT & Join The Conversation @ #sotupartydc

 

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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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