NEWSLETTER 4 PROGRESS

(June 27, 2013)

 

*** FEATURED ACTION ROUND UP ***

http://www.networkforprogress.com/events

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

 

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

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

 

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


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

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


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

 

 

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


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

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

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

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

 

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


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

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

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


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

 

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

http://thkpr.gs/15zvvka

 

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

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

 

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

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



JOIN THE MOVEMENT:

Take Action vs Rick Perry before the special session begins!

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


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

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

 

Tweet: http://twitter.com/TexGov

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

with Senator Elizabeth Warren

 


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

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

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

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

 

REGISTER: http://campusprogress.org/national_conference

 

PREVIOUS EVENTS & ACTION:

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


REGISTER & SHARE ON FACEBOOK:

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

– $80 Early Bird Rate ends 6/28!

 

REGISTER & SHARE ON FACEBOOK:

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

 

 

*** N4P NEWS ROUND UP ***

 

*** MARRIAGE EQUALITY NEWS ***

 

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

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

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

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

*** VOTING NEWS ***

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

In the meantime….take action below!

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

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

 

*** CLIMATE NEWS ***

President Obama announces Climate Change Plan

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

Contact Congress regarding any issues here:

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

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

 

 

 

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

http://gotovaprogressparty.eventbrite.com

 

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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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