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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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)

 

 

 

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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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

 

 

*** 7/1 #StandWithWendy vs Rick Perry’s “SB5” TX Special Session Part 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

 

 

*** 7/17: 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:

 

*** EMAIL & CALL CONGRESS ON STUDENTS 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)

 

 

 

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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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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