Democrats have momentum with a lead in the polls in Virginia, but the race is tight despite Republicans running with 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

2009′s 18-point loss in the Virginia governor’s race was a pre-cursor to the 2010 Mid-Term debacle that set back our Movement so it is time to get engaged so we can officially turn the tide on the Tea Party cause of obstructing progress in America!

VIDEO: NBC 4 DEBATE

http://www.c-spanvideo.org/program/VirginiaGubernatorialD

WATCH: DNC shares Ken’s own words http://bit.ly/1dPWjAZ

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

GET INVOLVED THIS WEEK!

http://action.terrymcauliffe.com/page/event/search_simple

(if you can’t volunteer yet then sign up and get future updates)

DC & MD for Terry Canvasses at the Democratic National Committee:

430 South Capitol St. SE; Capitol South Metro Stop

Saturdays: 10:00am, 12:00pm, 2:00pm

Sundays: 11:00am, 2:00pm

Dont know how to phone bank? It’s fun, it’s easy, and we’ll train you

Click here to sign up for your shift!

http://tinyurl.com/dcmdcanvass


DC & MD for Terry Phone Banks at the Democratic National Committee:

430 South Capitol St. SE; Capitol South Metro

Wednesday & Thursday: 5:30pm-9:00pm

Dont know how to phone bank? It’s fun, it’s easy, and we’ll train you

Click here to sign up for your shift!

http://tinyurl.com/dcmdphonebank

Email AAguilera@vademocrats.org with any questions or for more info.


SIGN UP: Email Updates and More VA Events! http://terrymcauliffe.com

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(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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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

 –

*** 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

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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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https://groups.google.com/group/progressusa (national listserv)

http://www.facebook.com/groups/progressusa

www.twitter.com/n4progressusa

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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

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N4P Contact: Jim McBride, 703-867-5070 forwardprogressive@gmail.com

(feel free to call/txt/email to meet up with other Network For Progress members at the

WNDC locations below or sometime in between)

   WNDC  meet-up location for March
SATURDAY, JANUARY 26, 2013, 10:00am-10:30 am SW corner of 3rd & Maryland Aves, SW Just beyond Independence Ave walking from Federal Center SW metro stop. Across from

National Museum of The American Indian and facing March gathering area.

Look for First gate to outside garden of US Botanical Gardens. Look for white balloon in

front of gate.  

Those wishing to meet up with WNDC at the Washington Monument around 11:45 a.m. for

speeches should look for 2 white balloons. 

WHEN: SATURDAY, JANUARY 26, 2013, 10:00 A.M.
WHAT:  Unaffiliated with any organization, the March is the brainchild of Washington Arena StageArtistic Director Molly Smith, American Indian activist Suzanne Blue Star Boy and other local volunteer activists.

One Million Moms for Gun Control, formed immediately after Newtown, signed on recently to co-sponsor

the event. News of the March has spread through Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/GunCtrlMarch),

Twitter (@GunCtrlMarch) and other social media.
WHERE: Marchers will gather at 10 a.m. on Jan. 26, at the U.S. Capitol Reflecting Pool east of

Third Street, NW, across from the National Museum of the American Indian. At 11 a.m., they will walk in

silence along Constitution Avenue to the Washington Monument carrying hundreds of white signs, each bearing the name of a gun-violence victim.

Joined by Newtown families, the District of Columbia’s Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton,

Mayor Vincent Gray, and Councilmembers David Grosso, Kenyan McDuffie and Tommy Wells

will lead the March carrying a banner that reads “When we stand together, we stand a chance.”

 

Speakers will include

Congresswoman Norton;

U.S. Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.);

Marian Wright Edelman, President of the Children’s Defense Fund;

Senior Pastor Dean Snyder of Foundry United Methodist Church, Washington, D.C.;

Virginia Tech massacre survivor Colin Goddard;

Shannon Watts, founder of One Million Moms for Gun Control;

and Hollywood actress Kathleen Turner, who has starred in movies such as Romancing the Stone (1984) and Body Heat (1981).

The program features speeches, as well as musical performances by Broadway and Washington actors.

HOW DO I GET THERE?  The closest Metro station to the Washington Monument is Smithsonian,

served by blue and orange lines (exits at D and 12th St, NW and Independence & 12th St, NW).

The closest Metro stations to the Capitol Building are Union Station (red line, 40 Massachusetts Ave NE)
and Federal Center SW (blue and orange lines, D St & 3rd St, SW). Additional stations are
viewable on Google Maps. For fares, trip planning, and other information, visit wmata.com.

WHAT ELSE CAN I DO TO HELP?  DONATE!  It costs money for production, advertising, portapotties,

and signing, for example.  Donate what you can here.  http://www.guncontrolmarch.com/

 

** Shattering the Silence and Spreading the Light – A Vigil & March for Jyothi Pandey ***

3pm-6pm Saturday, January 26

Washington, District of Columbia 20036

(marching to Gandhi Statue on Massachusetts Avenue)

Jyoti Singh Pandey, a 23 year old female student was brutally gang raped in
New Delhi, India on December 16, 2012. She sustained severe injuries from the
violent sexual assault and passed away on December 28, 2012.

Jyoti means “light” in Hindi. Her death sheds a light on abuse, harassment, sexual assault

and systemic injustices that lead to silence and inaction. There are countless women and girls that grow up ignored, neglected, abused, and must struggle everyday to survive as they face gender discrimination in every aspect

of their society.

Let us shatter the silence and let her be the light for all women. We can work together to make changes

in how we view one other, and how we value every member in our society so that this does not, cannot,

happen again.

Let us come together in solidarity and draw strength from our community to raise our voices for a

new consciousness.

SHARE ON FACEBOOK:
https://www.facebook.com/events/199994196810638

N4P Contact: Jim McBride, 703-867-5070 forwardprogressive@gmail.com

(feel free to call/txt/email to meet up with other Network For Progress members)

ALSO:

*** URGENT: Help Needed delivering food to Seniors on Saturday!!! ***

Saturday, January 26- 10am-1pm

Samuel Kelsey Apartments

3322 14th Street Northwest, Washington, DC (edit map)

@ Columbia Heights Metro

We Are Family Senior Outreach deliveries bags of groceries to needy seniors.

Because of the cold weather, their not getting the volunteers this week that they normally do.

They really need help with vehicles and manpower. If you can spare a few hours, it’s really rewarding.

Just show up.

Learn More:http://www.wearefamilydc.org/calendar/

Questions? Please contact your organizer, Mark Andersen, Co-Director, at marka@wearefamilydc.org

 

REGISTER HERE:

http://www.volunteerspot.com/login/entry/1052345632207112090

MEETUP RSVP: http://www.meetup.com/DCVolunteers/events/101359952

 


Join Us & Bring a friend!!!

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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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