Weekly Email Update 11.28.22

“All of the great social justice advances that we ever had in this country have come not from people with big titles and not from people at the top, but just from everyday people getting together saying, 'Enough is enough. I'm going to change this, and I'm going to get involved, and I am going to be engaged'.”
-Nina Turner
an American politician. She’s a member of the Democratic Party and was a Cleveland City Council member from 2006 to 2008 and a member of the Ohio Senate from 2008 until 2014

     This week we have 11 (!) new entries to the Weekly Email Update, readers, ranging from an online inclusive crafting circle to a public action meeting to yoga-for-a-cause. This week, there is something for everyone and we urge you to take a few moments out of your busy day to scroll though this email with your calendar at the ready and make a plan to get involved. 
     We at WeCAN can't stress enough how much your specific talents are needed in our community, friends. Only YOU can do what only YOU can do--and our WeCAN member groups could really use your individual talents and acumen NOW.
     Consider making a weekly, biweekly, or monthly commitment to a local group so that local initiatives can count on you for projects, fundraisers, and community conversation throughout the year. Consider, too, that many hands make light work; for many of your community neighbors, juggling activism, weather, childcare, the holiday season, and family can prove to be overwhelming. Your active hands help in more ways than you can even imagine, dear WeCAN members. So...will you step out of your comfort zone and use your unique talents to further the social, economic, and environmental progress of Windham County? If you do, email us--we'd love to hear about your experience. If you need advice on where your talents might fit best, we can help with that, too! Email us at [email protected] and let's get to work...

NOTE: A reminder to our WeCAN Group Leaders and Admins: Please continue to send in your events to [email protected] on a rolling basis, in addition to posting them in the Facebook group. We are now accepting and encouraging events through Spring 2023. Please email them to [email protected] Thank you! 

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From Lean Left VT: 

In the coming weeks, all eyes will be on Georgia! That means tens of thousands of volunteers will be calling, texting, and canvassing voters. Be strategic about where you put your money and your time. Join Lean Left as we reach out to specific populations of voters with two proven and well-run organizations.

Make calls with the Environmental Voter Project to turn out environmental voters. EVP estimates that over 8 million environmentalists did not vote in the 2020 presidential election, and over 12 million skipped the 2018 midterms. Here is more information about why EVP is a good strategic choice. 

Make calls with NextGen Organizing to turn out young voters! Exit polls on Tuesday showed voters in the 18-29 age bracket making up about 12-13% of the vote and preferring Democrats. This age group will be critical in Georgia. NextGen is calling young Georgia voters **daily** to help them cast their ballot for this crucial runoff election! 

  • Text with NexGen Organizing  and reach out to young people to help them make a plan to vote for the December 6 Runoff Election! We know that building the power of the youth vote is crucial to our democracy, and that starts by getting youth to the polls during elections.

DONATE! Your donation will go directly to Senator Warnock and the Georgia Progressive Alliance, which will distribute the funds to its grassroots partners who are focused on turning out Black, Asian, Latinx and young voters for the run-off.

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Weekly Email Update 11.21.22

“A great democracy has got to be progressive or it will soon cease to be great or a democracy.”
― President Theodore Roosevelt

     There may not be any new submissions this week, friends, but the Weekly Email Update is still packed with loads of ways to get involved in Windham County. We implore you to take a moment and scroll through to the bottom of this email As December gets closer, we would like to remind all group leaders and organizers to send in their Dec/Jan/Feb events to us ASAP so that our readers have many opportunities to see your event and make plans to attend. Thank you, as always, for your support and readership, WeCAN community! Now, let's get to work...

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From Lean Left VT: 

In the coming weeks, all eyes will be on Georgia! That means tens of thousands of volunteers will be calling, texting, and canvassing voters. Be strategic about where you put your money and your time. Join Lean Left as we reach out to specific populations of voters with two proven and well-run organizations.

Make calls with the Environmental Voter Project to turn out environmental voters. EVP estimates that over 8 million environmentalists did not vote in the 2020 presidential election, and over 12 million skipped the 2018 midterms. Here is more information about why EVP is a good strategic choice. 

Make calls with NextGen Organizing to turn out young voters! Exit polls on Tuesday showed voters in the 18-29 age bracket making up about 12-13% of the vote and preferring Democrats. This age group will be critical in Georgia. NextGen is calling young Georgia voters **daily** to help them cast their ballot for this crucial runoff election! 

  • Text with NexGen Organizing  and reach out to young people to help them make a plan to vote for the December 6 Runoff Election! We know that building the power of the youth vote is crucial to our democracy, and that starts by getting youth to the polls during elections.

Write POSTCARDS with Reclaim Our Vote. Deadline to mail is November 23rd. If you already have your ROV postcards—or you ordered them by 11/11—you can request addresses through VoterLetters.comContact Dana if you need to set up your account. Otherwise, please consider phone banking or texting to Georgia.

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Weekly Email Update 11.14.22

"The American people have spoken and proven once again that democracy is who we are...pundits were predicting a giant red wave — it didn’t happen. Regardless of what the final tally of these elections show — and there’s still some counting going on — I’m prepared to work with my Republican colleagues. The American people have made clear they expect Republicans to be prepared to work with me as well."
President Joe Biden
Wednesday, November 9th, 2022

    This week's email has a few new entries...and it also comes with many thanks---thanks to you! Thank you to all that voted, donated, volunteered, and gave of your precious resources to help SO MANY Democrat and Progressive candidates win, not only in Windham County, but across VT and the nation. Thank you for dedicating your time and energy to solidarity and altruism when the alternative is, in so many ways, easier. We here at WeCAN see your sacrifices, the care, and the hope that goes into supporting a candidate and we couldn't be more appreciative of what Windham County has contributed to the state and, indeed, the nation. Now, let's get to work...

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From Vermont for Reproductive Liberty: 

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Weekly Email Update 10.31.22

“Always maintain the attitude of a student. If you think you’re done learning, bitterness sets in. But, if you have more to achieve every day, in any arena, that makes each morning’s awakening full of potential and cherry portent.”
Nick Offerman
American actor, woodworker, and best selling author 

 

    Hello Windham County friends and neighbors and Happy Sunday. This week's email is loaded with events and opportunities to be involved in your community and we are so happy to see some new subscribers this week as well. Welcome to all! Now, let's get to work: 

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Lean Left Action of the Week

NEW HAMPSHIRE 

David Martin, a Lean Left volunteer, recently reported, “Yesterday couldn’t have been better for walking around a Littleton neighborhood for GOTV time. In a funny way, I felt like I was ‘experiencing the news.’  People kept bringing up Roe, and that they have daughters, so they’ll back the Dems, and yesterday three people said that to me. I think they were Dems to start with, but now they were more determined Dems.” Congressmembers Chris Pappas and Annie Kuster, Senator Maggie Hassan, and a good field of candidates for the State House of Representatives and Executive Council must win on November 8. To do this, they need your help. Here are two things you can do in the next two weeks.

  • Sign up for a canvas shift on our website.  

  • Organize New Hampshire is making calls to get out the vote almost every day throughout the day. You can SIGN UP HERE. They are using HubDialer, an automatic dialer that connects you directly with people. You’ll be calling Democratic and Independent voters -- it is wonderful to hear the excitement in people's voices! 

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HAPPENING TODAY,
SUNDAY,OCTOBER 30th, 2022

Share the Harvest Stand
brought to you by Edible Brattleboro
Sunday, October 30th, 2022 at the Corner of Elm Street and Frost Street, Brattleboro, VT, 05301. 11am-1pm.
Questions or need a different time to drop off veggies? Email Marilyn at [email protected].
Pick up fresh, local veggies for free! 
Do you have extra veggies from your garden? Drop them off at the stand between 10:30am-11:30am to share with your community!
Vegan/GF Everyone Eats! meals will be available as well, first come, first served.

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Milk with Dignity: Month of Action
Sunday, October 30th, 2022 at Hannaford (896 Putney Rd Unit 5, Brattleboro, VT 05301). 11am-1pm.
Bring a sign and meet at the Brattleboro Hannaford parking lot entrance. Contact Sarah West with any questions: [email protected] / 802-258-1477.
Join the Milk with Dignity Month of Action to call on Hannaford Supermarket to ensure dignified conditions and respect for human rights!
Five years ago, farmworkers and the CEO of Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream stood side-by-side to sign the first Milk with Dignity agreement. Now we call on Hannaford Supermarket to follow in Ben & Jerry's footsteps, urging the grocery chain to take responsibility for labor abuses on the farms behind its store-brand milk.

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