March for Jobs & Freedom
with #MLKDREAM50 Ceremonies
featuring Presidents Obama, Clinton and Carter
8/28 March begins @ 600 NJ Ave NW: 9am
– 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
(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:
8/24 AFSCME-created event invite by our friend Chuck Westover below:
DC Web Site & 8/24 March for Statehood: http://marchondc50.dc.gov/events
8/27-28 Conference & March Info: http://50thanniversarymarchonwashington.com
LOCATION DETAILS ADDED BELOW!
2pm 6/6 Women for Terry Summit @ Sheraton (Tysons Corner)
3:30pm 6/6 Cocktail Reception with Michelle Obama @ Sheraton (Tysons Corner)
(BREAKING: Event is no longer FREE…….sorry i just found out but followed up on it regularly)
Democrats have momentum with a lead in the polls as the GOP is running a radical Tea Party ticket for Governor, Lt. Governor and Attorney General led by anti-women, anti-LGBT GOP Gubernatorial Nominee Ken Cuccinelli: http://www.networkforprogress.com/2013/05/21/meet-the-va-gops-tea-party-ticket
But based on the results from recent non-presidential years they need help from across the DMV to ensure we can keep Virginia moving forward so get involved!
*** “Arlington for Terry McAuliffe” Volunteer Night ***
with Marlon Marshall (Obama 2012 Deputy National Field Director)
6pm-9pm Tuesday, June 4th
@ Terry McAuliffe for Governor’s Rosslyn Office
1601 N. Kent Street, Arlington, VA 22209
Join us for a night of social media outreach and voter contact followed by drinks afterwards!
*** Out-of-State Volunteer Program ***
The Terry McAuliffe for Governor <http://www.terrymcauliffe.com/> campaign in Virginia is in full swing, and we are recruiting progressive friends in Maryland, DC, North Carolina, and beyond to come be a part of the movement we are building on the ground, beat back the Tea Party, and keep Virginia moving forward this November.
We are hosting two strategy briefings with senior campaign staff in the next two weeks, a June 15th and 16th weekend of action talking to voters, and weekly, on-going phone banks to build out our out of state volunteer program.
Details for each event are below, and folks can sign up for all three at one link:www.tinyurl.com/friendsforVA2013 (follow up information will follow:
1. Canvass during our next Weekend of Action Saturday, June 15th and Sunday, June 16th at locations all over Virginia.
2. Attend an in-person strategy session with senior staff on June 4th at 7pm in DC or via an online webinar on June 12th at 7pm.
3. Participate in recruiting other out of state volunteers via phone banks being held in campaign headquarters near the Rosslyn metro stop each Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday evening from 5-8pm.
Thank you from the Terry McAuliffe team,
and we look forward to working with you!
– Micah Morris <firstname.lastname@example.org>
(connect and learn more)
WATCH: OFA volunteers & victims of gun violence delivered 1.4 million signatures to Congress
Obama phones OFA organizer &
former DC For Obama chair hit by stray bullet:
PROGRESS: O’Malley signs tough gun safety law http://wapo.st/10ztnWS
CAP REPORT: Having a gun in the home increases the risk of homicide of an intimate partner by 8x compared to households without guns http://ampr.gs/130PxCO
CALL/EMAIL/FB/TWEET HOUSE MEMBERS
TO SUPPORT BACKGROUND CHECKS: buff.ly/10u46gJ
(9 Reasons: Why Progress on stronger gun laws is within reach. http://ampr.gs/12RgVD9)
Newsletter 4 Progress
(May 6, 2013)
DUE BY MIDNIGHT:
Organizing For Action Petition to Congressional Leaders on background checks
ICYMI: Barack & Conan @ White House Correspondents Dinner
WATCH:The Daily Show hunts VA docs in Zero Dark 900,000!
(Pt 1:http://on.cc.com/16yVfSS Pt 2:http://on.cc.com/16yYOIL)
Support Vets: Enter for chance to hang out with Jon Stewart! http://bit.ly/MeetStewartOliver
#EndtheVAbacklog Petition: http://iava.org/storm-hill-2013-petition-bak
Dow hits 15,000! Big News for job numbers:
*** 5/6-7 Make Calls for Stephen Colbert’s sister vs Mark Sanford for Congress! (SC-1) ***
Video: Colbert-Busch v Mark Sanford debate
She is getting hit by dirty trick calls as the polls are tight so please help her out between now and Election Day tomorrow!
*** 5/7 OFA-VA Immigration Constituent Meeting @ Mark Warner’s DC Office ***
*** 5/9 Terry McAuliffe for Governor’s Arlington Kickoff ***
Video:FFX Co for Terry McAuliffe Office Opening
*** 5/9 & 5/11 Democratic Endorsement Caucus (Arlington School Board) ***
Thursday Night: https://www.facebook.com/events/132076813651276
Video: School Board Caucus debate
Meet Barbara Kanninen: Women for Obama activist & Candidate!
*** 5/11 Montgomery County Young Dems’ Spring Ball Karaoke After-Party ***
*** 5/13 Gun Violence Discussion with CAP Action’s Tom Perriello ***
(hosted by Northern Virginia Young Dems)
*** 5/18 Terry McAuliffe Day of Action (VA / DC / MD Carpools) ***
*** 5/31-6/2 Young Democrats of America Spring Conference (WV) ***