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5 Calls

Advice, scripts, daily messages, info on multiple issues.

Tips & Strategies for making calls to your reps

1. Call a state or district office first.

2. Leave a voicemail. If voicemail is full, press "0." This will typically connect you to a receptionist who may be able to take your message or transfer you to a voicemail that isn't full.

3. Call the national office, if you can't get through. Or to see if you can get a real person.

4. Be prepared to give your name and your location. You can refer to yourself as a constituent, as per the script, and they might not ask.

5. Note that the operator is likely using some kind of form to mark your call, the goal is to generate a high volume of calls that require the operator to check off individual boxes. That means it's critical to name your issues specifically and not just say something like "oppose Trump."

Winter 2018

2018 VA Congressional Races
Beach Shack
Presidents' Day Progressives Party
Feb 19, 5-8pm
Clare and Don’s Beach Shack
130 North Washington Street
Falls Church, VA 22046

Learn more ↓

Not THIS president, right?

If you're fed up with our country's Republican "leadership," let's celebrate America's resilience and the enduring legacy of America's Best Presidents – including the President we'll elect in 2020!

It starts with flipping the US House of Representatives blue. No matter where you live in America, THE VA-10 AFFECTS YOU. The current VA-10 rep, Barbara Comstock (R), has voted against net neutrality, for drilling in our Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, against equal pay for US women, and for the #TaxScam. Even tho in the Nov 2017 governor's race her VA-10 constituents voted heavily (D) more than (R), Comstock votes with the Trump agenda 96.6%!

We have better choices: On 2/19/18, COME MEET THE DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATES running against Barbara Comstock.

  • Doctor Julia Biggins,
  • Anti-trafficking activist Alison Kiehl Friedman,
  • Army veteran and Rhodes Scholar Dan Helmer,
  • Former federal prosecutor Paul Pelletier,
  • Educator and small business owner Deep Sran,
  • Former Obama administration official Lindsey Stover Davis, plus
  • A strong surrogate for State Senator Jennifer Wexton (in session in Richmond on 2/19) will each tell us (1) why s/he can beat Comstock, (2) plans to make VA-10 better, and (3) plans to make the country better.

    The Blue Tide is rolling through VA-10, but can one of these challengers sweep Comstock out to sea? She is a clever campaigner and specializes in opposition research. Even if she steps down, we can be sure that she and Paul Ryan have plans for a Republican successor in VA-10. :-(

    A nonrefundable donation of any amount ($40 suggested) at https://swingleft.org/fundraise/abetterpresidentsday gets you on the pre-approved guest list for this progressives-only party where you'll connect with and get inspired by the greenest grassroots around – Indivisible, Our Revolution, We of Action, Democrats, Swing Left, Nova Grassroots, March On, Code Blue, Dump Comstock, Sierra Club, Together We Will, 350 Fairfax, Network NoVA, and all allies: this is your tribe!

    Order off the fun Beach Shack menu at regular prices. The party includes a FREE SWING DANCE LESSON at 7pm from Bon Vivant WILLIAM ANDERSON of Anderson Dance Instruction.

    Funds raised will go to:

  • 90% given in June to the Eventual Dem candidate for the VA-10 US House of Representatives (strategic details at swingleft.org)
  • 10% to Swing Left's infrastructure Make your donation now (nonrefundable) to reserve your place at the party, then invite your progressive friends too! (In Feb we'll get a head count for actual attendees)

    Questions? Email Alane and Janet ABetterPresidentsDay@gmail.com.

    Let's Swing Left, baby — happier Presidents' Days are coming soon! SHIMMY PAST THE KNOT OF PEOPLE AT THE FRONT DOOR BY DONATING NOW TO GET ON THE PRE-APPROVED GUEST LIST. https://swingleft.org/fundraise/abetterpresidentsday

    ... THEN PARTY ON FEB 19!

  • Fair Redistricting
    Redistricting photo at Supreme Court
    REDISTRICTING FORUM
    Sun, Feb. 25
    1-5 pm
    Sherwood Community Center
    3740 Old Lee Highway
    Fairfax, VA 22030

    Learn more ↓

    The League of Women Voters of the Fairfax Area (LWVFA)
    with OneVirginia2021
    present

    REDISTRICTING FORUM

    Sunday, Feb. 25, 1-5 pm

    Sherwood Community Center
    3740 Old Lee Highway, Fairfax, VA 22030

    Speakers

    Delegate Ken Plum

    Professor Rebecca Green
    Co-Director of Election Law Program, William & Mary Law School

    Brian Cannon
    Executive Director, OneVirginia2021

    Olga Hernandez
    Redistricting Expert, League of Women Voters of the Fairfax Area

    Students from William & Mary Law School
    (with their redistricting maps)

    PLEASE COME AND BRING A FRIEND OR TWO !!

    Register here: https://redistrictingvaforum.eventbrite.com

    Free of charge; donations appreciated

    For more information on the LWVFA Feb. 25th Redistricting Forum, https://www.lwv-fairfax.org/redistricting-forum/

    Remember: Elections Have Consequences

    Spring 2018

    poster ResistTrumpTuesdays MORE ↓

    About this event

    NOTE: We are now meeting MONTHLY — 2nd Tuesday of every month.


    —Noon-12:20pm: Discussion of current events / suggest actions amongst ourselves.
    —12:20-1pm: Senate staffers meet in groups with all who want to pass their concerns on to the Senator. Everyone will have a chance to speak to the Senator's staff in a group.

    Please bring your requests for the Senator in written form, to ensure accuracy. But share with the group as well.

    We learn from each other! More about this event

    Fair Redistricting
    March Forth
    March Forth March Fourth
    Sun, March 4
    1-5pm
    Downtown Richmond, VA
    MORE ↓

    More info: https://www.marchforthva.org

    OneVirginia2021's March Forth Campaign

    is a ten-month plan to educate, organize and advocate in order to build momentum in support of a Virginia constitutional amendment to reform redistricting.

    We believe that voting districts belong to the Virginians, not politicians or parties.

    This campaign will kick off on March 4, 2018 for an afternoon of action in downtown Richmond, complete with comprehensive training sessions, dynamic rally speakers, networking and entertainment.

    This event will be the beginning of the most critical ten months in the history of the organization as we lead up to the 2019 General Assembly session where we begin the process of amending Virginia's constitution to end gerrymandering.

    To receive email updates or RSVP, fill out the form below. And check this website for updates on speakers, transportation and logistics. See you March 4th!

    More about this event

    Science
    Science March EArth day
    March for Science
    SAT, APR 14
    8am - 5pm
    National Mall, Washington DC

    Learn more ↓

    ON APRIL 24, 2018, WE WALK OUT OF THE LAB AND INTO THE STREETS.

    In 2017, more than one million people around the world gathered to defend science for the common good and its role in policy and society. Since then, science has continued to face increasing threats at the federal, state, and local levels.

    But science will not be silenced — and it's time to unite again. This year, let's come together to send a message: we will hold our elected and appointed officials responsible for enacting equitable, evidence-based policies that serve all communities.

    Let's use our collective voices to send a powerful message to policymakers and those running for office in 2018 - over the phone, at town halls and community meetings, and at the ballot box. We march for many reasons, but unite to defend science -- because science belongs to us all.

    Website |

    #marchforscience

    March for Science Posters

    Summer 2018

    Environment
    poster-march-for-ocean
    March for the Ocean
    Sat, June 9, 2018
    Washington D.C

    Human rights
    womans summit 2018
    Women's Summit 2018
    Jun 23, 8am–5pm
    Hyatt Regency Dulles
    2300 Dulles Corner Boulevard
    Herndon, VA 20171