|Sunday, August 19, 4:00-6:00 pm: Postcard Writing for Elaine Luria (CD-2). Sponsored by Indivisible Arlington. We will provide the postcards, addresses, talking points, and colorful markers. You provide the creativity! Whole Foods Market, Pentagon City, 520 S. 12th St. Details here.
Wednesday, August 29, 5:30-7:30 pm: Happy Hour and Postcards for Vangie Williams (CD-1). Sponsored by Indivisible Arlington. Enjoy happy hour and write some postcards to voters in Virginia CD-1. Highline RxR, 2010 Crystal Drive.
September 8-9: Road Trip Beach and Canvass for Elaine Luria (CD-2). Sponsored by WofA. Meet 7:30 am Sat. Sept. 8 at either Virginia Square Metro in Arlington or Chesterbrook Shopping Center in McLean and drive to 5600 Virginia Beach Blvd., Virginia Beach. Lunch at Surfside restaurant (beside campaign HQ), then pick up packets for an afternoon canvas. Group dinner will Sat. night. Canvassing events on Sunday at 9:30 and 2:00. The campaign can provide free lodging at local homes. Details and RSVP here.
Friday, September 14, 6:30-8:30 pm: Pizza and Postcards for Abigail Spanberger (CD-7). Sponsored by Indivisible Arlington. Location and details forthcoming.
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2018 Midterm Election
The November 6th Election is critical to our goal to defeat the Trump agenda. See the Priority Actions in the blue box above and our separate page for the 2018 Midterm Election: How You Can Help to learn what you can do to make this year a big win for the blue wave.
Adopted Candidates in Virginia
As a special initiative, Indivisible Arlington has adopted three candidates for the House of Representative in Virginia: Vangie Williams in CD-1, Elaine Luria in CD-2, and Abigail Spanberger in CD-7. Watch the blue box above, read our 2018 Midterm Election: How You Can Help page, join our closed Facebook Group, and sign up for our Weekly Emails and occasional Text Alerts to find out more about events our adopted candidates.
Volunteer and Donation Activities
Indivisible Arlington encourages everyone to complete one or more of the much needed campaign activities on our 2018 Midterm Election: How You Can Help page. You can find information about how to get started if you want to (1) canvass door-to-door or phone bank for candidates in and outside of Arlington, (2) write postcards to get out the vote, (3) donate to our adopted candidate campaigns, (4) do virtual phone banking or text banking from your home, (5) help with voter registration and voter IDs needed to vote, (6) volunteer for get out the vote transportation and poll greeting, (7) vote early in person or by mail, (8) many more opportunities to come.
The Senate Judiciary Committee hearings for Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court nomination begin on September 4. It’s time to ramp up the pressure on Senators Kaine and Warner. Find personalized call script here, review the script, and make your calls. Kaine: 202-224-4024. Warner: 202-224-2023.
Here’s what else could happen this week on the Hill:
- The Senate is expected to vote on another government funding bill next week. The bill, which will cover the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Defense, could include amendments that are harmful to immigrants (e.g. allowing the indefinite detention of families). We’ll keep you up-to-date on any developments as the appropriations process moves forward.
- A court in Texas will rule on the legality of DACA next week. Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton is leading a lawsuit that argues that the DACA program is illegal. Judge Andrew S. Hanen of the Federal District Court in Houston is expected to hand down his decision by August 23; once he does, we’ll let you know what that means for the hundreds of thousands of Dreamers who are currently in limbo.
- There could be an announcement about NAFTA renegotiation by the end of August. A deal would have to be reached by this time in order to satisfy the mandatory Congressional notification period before the new Mexican administration takes office on December 1. (But Canada has not been a part of this round of negotiations.) If they are able to reach an agreement before then, we’ll be sure to share the important points.
Our mission: (1) pressure the current government to fight the Trump agenda; (2) elect a new progressive government.