#PROGRESSOFFICE HOURS

with Planning Meeting & Resume Swap


PLEASE RSVP:

http://916progressoffice.eventbrite.com

1pm-9pm Monday, September 16th

(5pm Resume Swap, 7pm N4P Planning Meeting)

MLK Library’s Dream Lab

Digital Commons (Conference Room 5)

901 G Street Northwest, Washington, DC 20001

@ Metro Center or Gallery Place

Summer is cooling off and the business of DC is heating up again, with big Virginia and Health Care campaigns kicking into high gear as well, so N4P is hosting a combined Career Progress, Comm Tech 4 Progress and Act 4 Progress event with a Progress Office Hours: Co-Working & Co-Organizing Day for Progressives, Democrats, Hope Mongers and Civic Leaders at the MLK Library’s Digital Commons (Conference Room #5) in Chinatown!

Job Seekers, Entrepreneurs, Freelancers, Organizers and Volunteers are all welcome to get out of their pajamas at home or take a break from their latte addiction at Starbucks to join us….just RSVP in advance if possible.

If you want to get involved in the political/civic grassroots or professional scene OR connect with others who do, then stop by and we will plug you into various opportunities you can work on immediately….and crowdsource new ones.

As you may know, the new “Digital Commons” (http://www.dclibrary.org/digitalcommons) will soon become home to a Dream Lab coworking community and is a great space for using free computers and wifi-enabled meeting rooms. So, feel free to come by with a charged laptop or smart phone…and even if you don’t!

At 5pm, we will do a Resume Swap and Career Discussion with anyone interested in improving their job search.

At 7pm, we will break for a Planning Meeting to discuss our ideas for Network For Progress (Generation Obama 2.0) and Progress Office now that Jim’s summer hiatus is over, including advocacy for the Affordable Care Act launch (10/1) and Virginia Gubernatorial Election (11/5) as well events such as meetups and fundraisers like our annual date auction in October! Movement-building categories include Community(Events, Outreach), Engagement (Communications, Technology), Development (Careers, Organizing, Leadership), Action (Campaign, Advocacy, Service) & Operations (finance, management).

There is plenty of space in the Digital Commons so these sessions will be separate from anyone co-working or co-organizing on their own.

At 9pm, anyone interested in continuing the coworking party is welcome to join us as we walk over to 1776, the amazing entrepreneurial/startup campaign and event space in McPherson Square, for the DC Night Owls Meetup – an after hours coworking community of self-starters turning big ideas into exciting projects! RSVP (space is limited): http://www.meetup.com/dcnightowls/events/135398802/

PARTNERS WANTED: Do you have an organization that could use a place to meet OR would want to collaborate with other groups OR that would be willing to sponsor us with resources ranging from laptops to snacks? Email Jim @ network4progress@gmail.com.

 

Contact: Jim McBride

network4progress@gmail.com, 703-867-5070

(please do NOT ask library staff questions about our event…they are not the hosts)


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http://916progressoffice.eventbrite.com

 

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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

 

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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In honor of Earth Day and the importance of community we witnessed last week join the Greater DC Servathon on Saturday: Teams include Women’s Information Network, Young Nonprofit Professionals Network, Young Consultants of DC and 20s & 30s Going Out Group!

REGISTER FOR SATURDAY’S SERVATION TODAY:

 http://servathon2013.kintera.org/faf/home/default.asp?ievent=1061723

(4/22 is technically the deadline but you might be able to join a team later in the week if needed)

AND Help Boston Victims or people in your own community here:

 http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/04/15/help-boston-marathon-victims_n_3087183.html

(Watch: President Obama’s Memorial Service Remarks http://at.wh.gov/kd1RA)

FEATURED EVENT THIS WEEK:

4/22-26 “In The Capital-Politics” Launch Happy Hours

http://5nights.eventbrite.com

(Mon: 201 Bar / Tue: One Lounge / Wed: Local 16 / Thu: Bar Code / Fri: Top of the Hill)

TOMORROW: 7AM-8PM DC SPECIAL ELECTION DAY

http://www.dcboee.org/voter_info/find_pollingplace

(Republican in a tight race with Democrats: http://www.anitabonds.com &www.elissa2013.com)

 

Candidate Voter Guide:

 http://dcist.com/2013/04/your_dcist_voters_guide_for_the_apr.php

Watch: DC for Democracy Candidate Forum (Part 1 of 8):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uos8aboLleg

 

GUN REFORM UPDATE:

 

With Gabby Giffords and Newtown parents behind him, President Obama made one of the most passionate speeches of his presidency on Thursday to condemn the outrageous cowardice of the U.S. Senators who voted down a modest advance in gun safety:

 

WATCH: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yr9x1CzW2Yw

(Gabby’s response in New York Times op-ed: http://goo.gl/E9kXI)

 

The good news is it is very apparent that this fight has just begun as it took about six hours after the background check bill was defeated for gunmen to shut down an ENTIRE CITY as we learned the truth that it takes up to 9,000 GOOD GUYS WITH GUNS to stop a bad guy with a gun.

 

Unfortunately, now that the voting is over people seem to be galvanized to protest but that means we have more momentum now than we did last week so join the Movement now!

 

THANK OUR LOCAL SENATORS Barbara Milkuski, Ben Cardin, Tim Kaine and Mark Warner (he voted against assault weapon ban & limited magazines though) for their support of gun reform AND CONFRONT THE 45 SENATORS WHO OPPOSED REFORM via Email/Facebook/Tweet:

http://www.demandaction.org/ShameOnYou?akid=598.788980.MgZh1X&rd=1&t=2

(The Senators who voted against gun reform had received a combined $7,815,894 from the gun lobby:http://buff.ly/Z9hk6x)

 

ALSO DONATE TO RED STATE DEMOCRATS WHO VOTED FOR REFORM:

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*** 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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