Newsletter - Mar 16, 2017

Unleash Your Activist!

March 16, 2017

Downtown Silver Spring



Stand Up for Immigrants

We’re overjoyed at the nationwide temporary restraining order that prevents the travel ban from going into effect. Now more than ever we must make it clear that hate will never stand for America.

Unleash Your Activist this Sunday, March 19th, 10am. Immigration lawyer Jen Greeter will discuss what the immigration laws have been, what the new executive order barring visitors and immigrants says, the impact it is having, and what we can do to make a difference. We’ll follow the discussion with a postcard-writing party (supplies provided) and offer training on calling your representatives. Click here to RSVP. All are welcome!

Vigil Against Hate, 6:00-6:30pm, Friday, March 24, on the steps of Tifereth Israel, 7701 16th St NW (corner of 16th and Juniper). Take a moment before the start of the Jewish Sabbath to come together for a candlelight vigil for Srinivas Kuchibhotla and many other individuals and communities across the United States who have suffered from hate crimes, violence, and fear in recent months. Ten Ways to Fight Hate: A Community Response Guide from the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC).

Train for Free and Fair Elections in Virginia

With Republican control of both Virginia houses, electing a Democratic governor this fall is the only way to put a check on gerrymandering before the 2020 census. Join with the New Virginia Majority for training in voter registration and rights restoration, Sunday morning, March 26, nearby. Contact Michael to RSVP.

Defend Sick Leave in Maryland

Governor Hogan is planning to veto the earned sick days bill that has been years in the making. Businesses small and large want to do the right thing, but they need a level playing field. Tweet at @LarryHogan, or call him and tell him this is not okay: 410-974-3901.

Mark Your Resistance Calendar

Make the most of whatever time you can spare. Today 3/16, 7pm Gorsuch resistance briefing phone call. Fri 3/17, 10-5 Investigate Russiagate. Sat 3/18 10-2 Syrian Revolution Anniversary rally and march to honor the original demands of the revolution. Mon 3/20: 8-8 March for Art. Thu 3/23 1-4 ACA 7th anniversary rally to save healthcare and protect families. Info on the Resistance Calendar.

Did you take action? Do you spot progress? Do you have an action item to share? Write in by Tuesday for next week’s newsletter. Thanks to all who provided info for this one!

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