Newsletter 4 Progress

(May 6, 2013)

DUE BY MIDNIGHT:

Organizing For Action Petition to Congressional Leaders on background checks

https://my.barackobama.com/page/s/call-on-congress-to-act

 

ICYMI: Barack & Conan @ White House Correspondents Dinner

http://www.politico.com/white-house-correspondents-dinner-video

 

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:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2013/05/03/the-april-jobs-report-in-8-charts/

EVENT DETAILS:

*** 5/6-7 Make Calls for Stephen Colbert’s sister vs Mark Sanford for Congress! (SC-1) ***

http://colbertbuschforcongress.ngpvanhost.com/ngpvanui/login?destination=vpb#register

 

BACKGROUND:

http://thinkprogress.org/election/2013/05/05/1958041/elizabeth-colbert-busch-profile/

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/05/05/elizabeth-colbert-busch-post-and-courier_n_3219804.html?ncid=edlinkusaolp00000003

Video: Colbert-Busch v Mark Sanford debate

http://charleston.patch.com/articles/replay-mark-sanford-elizabeth-colbert-busch-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 ***

https://my.barackobama.com/page/event/detail/gskjfc

 

*** 5/9 Terry McAuliffe for Governor’s Arlington Kickoff ***

http://action.terrymcauliffe.com/page/event/detail/campaignlaunch/jv

Video:FFX Co for Terry McAuliffe Office Opening

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ljJCXLDQMiI

 

*** 5/9 & 5/11 Democratic Endorsement Caucus (Arlington School Board) ***

Thursday Night: https://www.facebook.com/events/132076813651276

Saturday: https://www.facebook.com/events/282929831842685

 

Video: School Board Caucus debate

http://bluevirginia.us/diary/9219/videos-arlington-county-school-board-debate

 

Meet Barbara Kanninen: Women for Obama activist & Candidate!

http://www.bluevirginia.us/diary/8807/exclusive-interview-arlington-county-school-board-candidate-barbara-kanninen

 

*** 5/11 Montgomery County Young Dems’ Spring Ball Karaoke After-Party ***

https://www.facebook.com/events/269573439846990

 

*** 5/13 Gun Violence Discussion with CAP Action’s Tom Perriello ***

(hosted by Northern Virginia Young Dems)

https://www.facebook.com/events/284882214980543

 

*** 5/18 Terry McAuliffe Day of Action (VA / DC / MD Carpools) ***

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dEgzU3F3WWRaTHE1V3dMaWsxcV9DNWc6MQ

 

*** 5/31-6/2 Young Democrats of America Spring Conference (WV) ***

https://yda.wiredforchange.com/o/720/p/salsa/event/common/public/?event_KEY=13410

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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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Barack-Michelle-Obama-Inaugural-Ball

*** 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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OFA needs to follow the advice of Karl Rove this time: Implement a NEW 50-State Strategy and develop young leaders for 2014 & Beyond

Narrow Victory of Obama’s Data-based Ground Game over Romney’s Money-based Air War means Democrats will need to focus more on Social “Grassroots Out” Organizing not just “Small Ball” with Yes We Can-Lite in post-Obama era

(10 Reasons why “Obama 2012” was a step backwards for Social “Grassroots Out” Organizing below)

WASHINGTON, DC – The following is a statement from Jim McBride, the President of Network For Progress, a social and media-savvy grassroots organization inspired by the “Yes We Can” Movement of Hope & Change, on the successes and failures of Tuesday’s presidential election. He will present on the topic at New Organizing Institute’s RootsCamp on November 30th, 2012:

“At first glance, when it comes to the 2012 election for President Obama and the Democratic Party, a Win is a Win. Considering all the money and lies and voter suppression efforts thrown at them almost as many states went Blue as 2008 and despite being heavily on the defense the Democrats grew their Senate majority.”

“The campaign made great strides in terms of efficiency of field outreach and rapid response to make sure they targeted the right voters with the right messages and defined Mitt Romney as an out-of-touch corporate raider while responding to the phony charges of his campaign and third-party operators.”

“Yet after 32 months of job growth and a safer world with our troops coming home and Osama Bin Laden dead, is this a surprise? Didn’t Bush, Clinton, Reagan, Nixon and Eisenhower win re-election with bigger margins while Johnson, Carter and Bush Sr. failed because of obvious economic or security worries?”

“Obama was hampered by the lack of sharp messaging on the economy and health care that hurt Obama hard in the first debate and most importantly, the step backward on committing to the concept of ‘grassroots’ organizing that has been developed in recent years by the use of the Internet to connect supporters, especially young people, into tight-knit communities that socialize together, work together and WIN together.”

The result was another defeat in the House and the nationwide presidential vote margin dropping 7 percent:

“Exit Poll 2012: Obama slips with youth”  http://www.politico.com/news/stories/1112/83438.html?hp=l4_b2

“For all the talk of “trick down” vs “middle out” economics, we saw the Obama campaign offer a “top down” over a “Grassroots Out” outreach strategy that focused heavily on fundraising efforts to combat Super PACs that eventually proved to be ineffective and primarily engaged supporters as only “followers” of Barack Obama not each other. Basically the organizing equivalent of “small ball” in baseball except you pay big money for over-priced free agents then only use them to scrape forward by stealing bases and drawing walks instead of going for a home run.

“Hence, the use of an exaggerated “Battleground State” focus that ignored many House candidates even in targeted states so despite winning the nationwide popular vote the heavily-redistricted country needs a focused campaign strategy to flip from one party to another.

Democrats need to move fast because the GOP is learning as even Karl Rove is taking note of how the Democrats got to where they are today with a 50-State Strategy where Democrats can compete in every race in every community across the country:
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/11/13/karl-rove-howard-dean-strategy_n_2122459.html?utm_hp_ref=tw

“The consequences are clear as when you favor building persuasive yet “cold” relationships with voters and skip building relationships with your supporter base who can build real “personal” relationships with voters you have lost an opportunity to engage the electorate in a truly impactful way that is needed to have loyal supporters ready to turn out again in lower interest years in 2013, 2014 and beyond.”

“More analysis into turnout and tactics will come but here is a quick look at how beyond the “memes” many of the Obama web site and social tools stagnated and then regressed through the campaign. EVEN ON ELECTION DAY.”

10 REASONS WHY “OBAMA 2012” WAS A STEP BACKWARDS FOR SOCIAL “GRASSROOTS OUT” ORGANIZING:
#1 OUTREACH STRATEGY: A great example of the focus for this election was how Instead of using a community-based approach OFA’s 2008 Generation Obama program was turned into the DNC’s Gen44 fundraising program in 2009 and late game efforts like “Young Americans for Obama” only focused primarily on students not the MAJORITY of young people who are not in school during ages 18-39. Intern-level “fellows” were put in charge of constituency outreach programs as late as September 2012.

#2 ORGANIZERS: Generally not trained or don’t use online or offline social organizing methods leaving few opportunities to build relationships or connect on a regular basis through tools like meetups, facebook, chat and text.

#3 SOCIAL MEDIA ACCOUNTS: Branded communities like Tech for Obama were basically fundraising themes and lacked customized content as tweets overlapped with the purposes of more general purpose accounts. Twitter accounts would often RT people who praise the campaign using recommended hashtags but rarely would share more relevant and more independent content.

#4 EMAIL GROUPS: The most common form of organizational communication is email but organizers were not armed with the capability to send local newsletters or didn’t make them available to many supporters and did not use My.BarackObama.com community groups on the web site since 2007. In addition to lack of use of My.Barackobama.com there was no use of existing facebook groups for organizing either.

#5 WEB SITE REDESIGN: Although “Dashboard” was introduced in June 2012 (over a year after campaign began) it was basically a repackaged version of My.BarackObama.com and was hardly visible on the Obama web site as finding My Profile, My Groups My Events and other features were difficult. Splash pages emphasized a donation ask over supporter or voter engagement.

#6 WEB SITE EVENTS: The capability to creating your own activity on the web site was essentially unchanged from 2008 as users had to use HTML language to format their text and could not make URLs clickable.

#7 EVENT SEARCH: Sorting through Events by date or topic was advertised but not functional so users were forced to view a barrage of listings only narrowed by requested search radius. Users could only classify their events as Volunteer or Fundraising not Social or Outreach. In fact, the only way to find events is under the Volunteer heading of the home page.

#8 EVENT PROMOTION: After first debate no emails were sent to supporters about watch parties in their neighborhood and rare mention of events on social media and NO ability to view RSVPs on the web site or use of facebook or eventbrite tools to increase interest beyond a core group of guests.

#9 ELECTION DAY DISABLED FEATURES: Grassroots events were suddenly no longer visible on the Obama web site as everyone was directed to canvass-only events. They were only searchable if you knew to go to www.barackobama.com/events. Also, ALL mybo groups were removed from the site and their email addresses were no longer functional. This rendered any communication about Election Night Parties among supporters impossible for web site users. This sounds ridiculous but possibly occurred because of web site traffic distractions yet their is no excuse for silencing your supporter network at the height of the campaign.

#10 POST-ELECTION DAY: Currently, even more web site features have been disabled as pretty much all that is left is an email sign up and fundraising platform.”

“With the Arlington Young Democrats, Northern Virginia for Obama, Generation Obama and now Network For Progress I have seen people strive to use social and media-savvy tactics that make organizing more effective with the understanding that if we don’t build our capability we will fall behind. In 2012, we were victorious but did fall behind against competitors that in many ways were inferior than past election cycles and demographic trends further on our side.

“Whether it be the 150 people who connected with each other on our Northern Virginia for Obama facebook event to the Saturday Rally with President Obama and President Clinton in Bristow, VA, including the dozens who coordinated canvassing and carpooling, or the 35-person N4P phone bank advertised on the Obama web site and social media on Election Eve, the Best Practice lessons are everywhere. This is how we helped start the campaign in Virginia in 2007.

“Reports indicate this is no accident as since Rahm Emanual became Chief of Staff their has been a lack of interest in maximizing the potential of the President’s 13 Million BarackObama.com email list, 23 Million Twitter followers and 33 Million Facebook fans because “old school” Democratic operatives watered down the Movement for Hope and Change that won the Presidency.

“This is why we need to be an Advocate, Community and Resource for the grassroots to NETWORK FOR PROGRESS. But we need the party to take up the cause as well to eventually plug people into winning campaigns other than OFA.

“Now is the time to move beyond worshiping one great communicator and organizer by building a network of millions of Barack Obamas.”

 

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WATCH IT AGAIN: OBAMA VICTORY SPEECH http://goo.gl/D3ouK
Thanks for helping us build a great “network” for progress so we can share moments like this that remind us why not only “Yes We Can” but YES WE MUST….so all of us can achieve the American Dream.
Read this great story from one of our supporters.
Jim

One memory that will stay with me from last night:  At a watch party, I sat along the windows. Outside were the valet workers.  Ever so often they would come to the window where I was sitting to check-up on the results.  They couldn’t hear me and I couldn’t hear them, but I began to communicate the results with them through my body language.  I knew they wanted to be inside, but they had to work. I wanted them to be part of the celebration, too. When the final announcement came across the TV screen, I turned around and banged on the windows.  Everyone began cheering and hugging folks inside.  The valet workers ran to the window and we both put our hands on the windows to touch and cheer.  We exploded with excitement.  That’s who Obama is leading.  He’s fighting for the common man.  The average worker who puts in crazy hours to feed their families.  I’m so proud of our country! I’m proud to be an American!
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VIDEO: A ” VIRTUAL DOOR KNOCK” OF JIM’s “FWDPROGRESS” CLOSING ARGUMENT:

http://www.networkforprogress.com/2012/10/30/fwdprogress-commentary-why-we-need-to-relect-obama/

(with useful videos, infographics, articles and more…Top 5 Economic Reasons start at 4:30)

 

EVERYTHING YOU DO MATTERS:

537 VOTES DECIDED THE 2000 PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION!!!!

VIDEO: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OofHuLW6xdM

(also 341 decided the 2005 Virginia Lieutenant Governor’s Race!)

 

“YES YOU CAN”….AGAIN!!!

VIDEO: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OofHuLW6xdM

(Obama Rally in Virginia 2008)

 

GET READY TO VOTE & HELP GET OUT THE VOTE ON FACEBOOK, TWITTER, TEXT, EMAIL, CALLS, DOORS AND MORE RIGHT NOW!!!!

http://www.barackobama.com/do-something

FIND VOLUNTEER EVENTS, OFFICES, ORGANIZERS, VOTER INFORMATION & MAKE CALLS FROM HOME!

www.barackobama.com/va www.barackobama.com/dc www.barackobama.com/md

FEATURED EVENTS:

*** DC for Obama and Gen44 Election Night Party ***

 

Tuesday, November 6, 2012 – 8:00pm

Local 16

1602 U Street NW

Washington, DC 20009

United States

See map: Google Maps

www.localsixteen.com

 

Join DC for Obama and Gen44 on Tuesday November 6 2012

for the live coverage of the 2012 Presidential Election.

 

Resident DJ OMG Its Him spinning the best of the best after election results are announced.

 

$20 Open Bar from 8PM to 11PM

BUY TICKETS: http://www.showclix.com/event/Local16ElectionNight2012

 

JOIN US ON FACEBOOK:

https://www.facebook.com/events/275007505935577

 

*** Woman’s National Democratic Club Election Watch Party ***

7:00pm November 6, 2012

1526 New Hampshire Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20036

(On the corner of New Hampshire Ave. & Q St., one block from the Dupont Circle Metro)

 

TIME: Formal dinner upstairs 7 p.m.; Cash bar and light supper downstairs 7 p.m.

PRICE: Admission fee $10; Light supper downstairs $5; Formal dinner upstairs $45

 

Join your fellow democrats as we witness the 2012 election results roll in. In addition, we will be watching the results for many close House and Senate races. We will have TVs scattered throughout the house.

 

Join a stellar group of election monitors from various Scandinavian countries as well as members of the press, both domestic and foreign.

 

Champagne is being chilled!! For those with stamina, breakfast will be served, if necessary.

REGISTER HERE:

http://www.democraticwoman.org/index.cfm?action=events&sub=event&event=43

 

*** Arlington Democrats Watch Party ***

Old Arlington Grill & Arlington Cinema Drafthouse

2903 Columbia Pike, Arlington, Virginia 22204

 

Please join us as we watch the election returns come in on the big screen.

 

We’ll have done our best by this point and so this will be a great time to unwind after a flurry of election season activity. Catch up with friends, neighbors, and elected officials and eagerly watch the results.

 

Admission is free and is open to guests of all ages.

 

-$10 buffet menu

Pizza

Wings

BBQ Pork (mini rolls available for sliders)

Mozzarella Sticks

Caesar Salad

Chocolate Chip Cookies

 

– Or a la carte from the full menu in the green room

– Cash drinks

 

RSVP:

http://www.facebook.com/events/360209390740754


WE WOULD GIVE YOU MORE BUT THE OBAMA CAMPAIGN JUST DISABLED EVENTS ON THEIR WEB SITE!!!!

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EVERYTHING YOU DO MATTERS:

537 VOTES DECIDED THE 2000 PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION!!!!

VIDEO: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OofHuLW6xdM

(also 341 decided the 2005 Virginia Lieutenant Governor’s Race!)

 

REMEMBER THAT “YES YOU CAN”….AGAIN!!!

VIDEO: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OofHuLW6xdM

(Obama Rally Highlight from Virginia 2008)

 

GET READY TO VOTE & HELP GET OUT THE
VOTE ON FACEBOOK, TWITTER, TEXT, EMAIL,
CALLS, DOORS AND MORE RIGHT NOW!!!!

http://www.barackobama.com/do-something

 

Here is something to share:

http://www.barackobama.com/news/entry/12-must-share-facts-about-President-Obamas-record

http://www.barackobama.com/news/entry/what-obamas-accomplished

 


FIND VOLUNTEER EVENTS, OFFICES,

ORGANIZERS,VOTER INFORMATION & MAKE

CALLS FROM HOME!

www.barackobama.com/va

www.barackobama.com/dcwww.barackobama.com/md

 

ARLINGTON GET-OUT-THE-VOTE NEEDS @ POLLS, METROS, ETC:

One More Day to Get Out the Vote

FEATURED EVENT:

 

Network For Progress & Generation Obama-DC

present

11/5 “Call for Change”

*** GRASSROOTS VOLUNTEER NIGHT ***

(with pizza buffet)

 

6pm-10pm Monday, November 5th

1526 New Hampshire Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20036

(On the corner of New Hampshire Ave. & Q St., one block from the Dupont Circle Metro)

9:30PM SPECIAL GUEST:


KAREN FINNEY

MSNBC Analyst & “The Hill Columnist

Former DNC Communications Director

@finneyk


 

FEATURING:

Kristin Cabral/Kaine/Obama & “pick your campaign” phone banking!

Social & Media Grassroots Organizing & CoWorking!

(bring your laptop if you would like to choose your own calls or work online)

 

If you want to get involved in Obama 2012 and democratic campaigns, grassroots causes or professional opportunities in DC stop by and we will plug you into whatever matches your interests!

 

This is a great way to get your feet wet if you are starting out….especially if you’re “phone bank”-phobic!

 

Contact: Jim McBride (networkforprogress@gmail.com, 703-867-5070)

PLEASE REGISTER FOR 11/5 HERE:

http://grassrootsgotova.eventbrite.com

 

 

We have a great chance to win (see below)

but this election should NOT be such a dead heat

in the ULTIMATE SWING STATE of Virginia and

beyond….so get the message to friends and other

voters there and nationwide!

http://fivethirtyeight.blogs.nytimes.com


IT’S TIME TO GET FIRED UP & READY TO GO!
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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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VIDEO: Listen to Samuel L. Jackson…it’s time to WAKE THE F%&$ UP!

http://www.wtfu2012.com/

(“Etch-a-Sketch” Mitt outflanked the Truth last week so don’t panic but we need to fight for this!!!)

SPREAD THE WORD:

VA ABSENTEE VOTING HAS BEGUN (SATURDAY POLLING PLACES) & 10/15 REGISTRATION DEADLINE!

http://sbe.virginia.gov

(if you or a friend are a students or work/commute outside of your city/county or 11 hours/day you qualify)

FIND A VP DEBATE PARTY NEAR YOU!

http://www.barackobama.com/debate/find-a-debate-party

 

including these events below:

 

DC for Obama’s VP Debate Watch Party @ 201 Bar (fmr Lounge 201)

https://my.barackobama.com/page/event/detail/2012debatewatchparty/gsq4yv

 

VP Debate Watch Party @ DNC HQ!

https://my.barackobama.com/page/event/detail/2012debatewatchparty/gb7g3g

 

Arlington Young Dems Watch Party @ Bailey’s in Ballston!

http://www.facebook.com/events/112290422261115/

 

South Asians for Obama Watch Party in Ballston too!

http://www.facebook.com/events/421374337926849

+

1526 New Hampshire Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20036

(On the corner of New Hampshire Ave. & Q St., one block from the Dupont Circle Metro)

 

10/11 VP DEBATE WATCH PARTY   

(with Network For Progress and Generation Obama members)

 

TIME: 8:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.

PRICE: FREE (with RSVP). $5 at door.

Cash bar. Food will be available for purchase.

 

REGISTER HERE:

http://www.democraticwoman.org/index.cfm?action=events&sub=event&event=29

 

SHARE ON FACEBOOK:

http://www.facebook.com/events/287146541395185

 

ATTENDEE NOTE:

Someone pulled the fire alarm and apparently comcast did some work that made the TV signal spotty during last week’s debate but measures are being taken to avoid those issues this time!

 

featuring

PRE-DEBATE FUNDRAISER

(VA-10 Fairfax/Loudon/Prince William)

TIME: 6:30-8:30 p.m.

PRICE:  Suggested Minimum Donation – Supporter $100, Friend $50, Young Dems and Students $25

 

REGISTER HERE:

http://salsa.wiredforchange.com/o/5880/p/salsa/event/common/public/?event_KEY=109202

(donations accepted at the door)

Join individual WNDC Members, who are hosting a benefit reception for Kristin Cabral, WNDC Member and Democratic Candidate for Virginia’s 10th Congressional District (seat held since 1980 by Republican career politician Frank Wolf).

While Kristin can’t possibly match her incumbent fundraising levels, she needs help to fund her GOTV efforts in the 10th District—a key swing district where getting out the vote for Cabral could also turn out votes for Gov. Kaine and President Obama.

Not surprisingly, Kristin and her Republican opponent have vastly different views on most issues, but nowhere near as starkly as their stands on Choice. Virginia’s 10th district is one of the most pro-choice districts in the state.

With only 17% of the seats in Congress, we need more women—and more women like Kristin Cabral. It’s going to take a whole lot of grassroots energy to win on November 6th, but with your help, it’s possible to help OUR OWN WNDC MEMBER bring some common sense back to Washington!

Learn more about Kristin and donate at http://www.kristincabral.com/

FOLLOW KRISTIN!
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Kristin-Cabral/324127307652291?ref=ts
www.twitter.com/KristinCabral

“Ward 1” & “Ward 2” for Obama 2012 @ WNDC

 

Daytime Volunteer Hours

11am-5pm Monday-Thursday 10/10-11/1

https://my.barackobama.com/page/event/detail/gsl55z

 

Evening Phone Banks (VA & DC calls)

5pm-9pm Monday-Thursday, 10/10-11/1

https://my.barackobama.com/page/event/detail/gsl55d

Contact: Amanda Stucke (503-544-7477)

 

featuring

“Network For Progress” Office Hours

(Kristin Cabral/Kaine/Obama & “pick your campaign” phone banking +

Social & Media Grassroots Organizing + Career CoWorking)

11am-9pm Monday-Thursday, 10/15-11/1

 

RSVP/Contact: Jim McBride (networkforprogress@gmail.com, 703-867-5070)

 

FIND A VOLUNTEER EVENT IN VA OR NEAR YOU:

https://my.barackobama.com/page/event/search_simple

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Generation Obama-Washington, DC

presents

*** SIXTH ANNUAL GO-DC MIXER & DATE AUCTION ***
“DC MD & VA 4 Lovers…and Obama” Edition

(Benefit for Gen44 / VA Dems & Network For Progress)

#date4obama

*REGISTER BY 5PM 8/22:
http://822dmv4obamadateauction.eventbrite.com
EARLY BIRD: SOLD OUT! -> STANDARD: $5 w/raffle! -> NO RSVP: $7 (no raffle)
…or just sign up for email updates!

JOIN US & SHARE ON FACEBOOK @ http://www.facebook.com/events/421256121254163

*1st 50 registered attendees to arrive receive a FREE drink ticket!

*includes Bid Card, FREE appetizers until supplies last &

1st 100 paid attendees automatically included in a drawing for numerous prizes!

* Straight and LGBT Date Auctionee previews being posted @ www.networkforprogress.com!

(featuring Basima Alghussein, Valarie Bachelor, Zack Ford, Tyler Gray, Emily Hutson, Erin Lyons, Bethany Quinn, Taylor Ryan, Justin Thraxton and more!)

– Cash, Credit, PayPal and Checks Accepted –

*ALL auctionee packages include FREE tickets to August 30th’s “Sing For Obama” Band-aoke Party (1 for every $50 bid) plus gift cards for Lincoln, Merlot’s Masterpiece, Boomerang Bus, McFadden’s, Union Pub and more!

*Raffle items include “Sing For Obama” tickets, NAKID Social Sports, District Karaoke, Sign of the Whale, BradTraverse.com and more!

* Support N4P & Obama 2012 (includes 1 ticket to Gen44’s 8/30 “Sing For Obama” Band-aoke Party for every $25) on our joint fundraising page: http://www.networkforprogress.com/contribute

* Check out the 2011 Photo Gallery:

http://dc.metromix.com/events/standard_photo_gallery/progress-party-iii-at/2768781

VIP Auctionees:

Coffee with TERRY McAULIFFE (@terrymcauliffe)

(benefiting Tim Kaine for Senate)

former Chairman, DNC & Hillary for President

future Gubernatorial Candidate, Commonwealth of Virginia

http://www.terrymcauliffe.com

 

Lunch with TOM PERRIELLO (@tomperriello)

(benefiting John Douglass for Congress)

former U.S. Representative (Charlottesville, VA)

President/CEO, Center for American Progress Action Fund

http://www.americanprogressaction.org/aboutus/staff/PerrielloTom.html

 

Lunch with TOM MANATOS (@tommanatosjobs)

(benefiting DNC’s Gen44)

Senior Adviser, DNC Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman-Schultz

& Administrator, Tom Manatos Jobs

http://www.tommanatosjobs.com

 

Lunch with DAVID SHUSTER (@davidshuster)

(benefiting Network For Progress)

former Correspondent, MSNBC’s “Hardball”

Host, @TakeActionNews (We Act Radio 1480am) & Anchor, Current TV

http://www.weactradio.com/programs/weekend/take-action-new

 

 

7pm-10pm Wednesday, August 22nd
(7pm Mixer, 8pm Auction/DJ)

Penn Social
http://pennsocialdc.com
801 E Street NW, Washington, DC 20004
@ Gallery Place (9th Street exit)

– $3 drafts $4 rail & $5 wine until 8pm –

 

2012 has arrived and so have Super PACs….so what better way to help Michelle & Barack catch up with Mitt & Ann to afford more dates and campaign ads than our Sixth Annual Summer Date Auction! Come bid on HOPE “4 More Years”….and Romance! Straight & LGBT auctionees and attendees ae rwelcome.

Please join Generation Obama-Washington, DC, the 2008 Obama For America grassroots program, at our benefit for Gen44, the DNC’s young professional fundraising program, Virginia Democratic campaign operations (i.e. Arlington Young Dems, Kaine for Senate) and #PROGRESSPARTY host Network For Progress, a social and media-savvy “Super Pack” grassroots community raising unlimited engagement toward a “Yes YOU Can” Movement that is facilitating regional grassroots action in 2012 & beyond via online/offline initiatives like debate watch parties, social media campaigns, volunteer office operations and much more.

Want to join our Host Committee as an event organizer, promoter, auctionee, sponsor or volunteer this event or future activities? Contact us at godcdateauction@gmail.com

Please invite your friends and colleagues!

 

Masters of Ceremonies:

JASON McCOOL
(Theatre Washington)

ALLY BEHNKE
(Let Us Vote DC)

Auctioneers:

LAUREN HALL
(President, Arlington Young Democrats)

ANJON ROY
(Retired Legendary 5-Time Date Auction Star with 1 marriage, 100+ failures)
DRAFT HIM HERE: http://www.facebook.com/anjonroyfordateauctionmc

 

Host Committee also includes:

Michael Berkson, Derek Briggs, Neil Chaudhuri, Alyica Cyrus, Mary David, Cedrick Diakabana, Bijal Desai, Reenal Doshi, Howard Fletcher, Sandi Fox, Sam Freund, Demetria Gallagher, Franklin Garcia, Randy Goldstein, Karyn Gorman, Tyler Gray, LaToya Grant, Liz Hartmann-Dow, Andrew Hosea, Henna Hussein, Kassandra Kearse, Farzin Khan, Eric Leeser, Anthony Lightman, Jim McBride, Mike Megginson, Jacqueline Moore, Natalie Moss, Katie Oehl, Jasmine Powell, Bethany Quinn, Michael Niemann, Laura Rubalcava, Inez Saki-Tay (in formation)

FOLLOW GO-DC!
http://groups.google.com/group/generationobamadc (listserv)
http://www.facebook.com/groups/generationobamadc (community group)
http://www.facebook.com/GenerationObamaWashingtonDC (“Like” page)
http://twitter.com/GenObamaDC

FOLLOW N4P!
http://groups.google.com/group/networkforprogress (listserv)
http://www.facebook.com/groups/networkforprogressdc (community group)
http://www.facebook.com/networkforprogress (“Like” page)
http://twitter.com/networkprogress
http://www.networkforprogress.com

FOLLOW GEN44!
http://www.barackobama.com/gen44
http://www.facebook.com/Gen44

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