|Friday, July 20: Prince William for Vangie Launch Party. Vangie Williams for Congress 2018 is hosting this fund raiser from 7-9 pm at the home of Deanna Bayer, 17499 Mina Lane, Dumfries, VA. Meet Vangie Williams, Democratic Nominee for Virginia’s 1st Congressional District, and network with fellow Vangie supporters. Light hors d’oeuvres and drinks will be served. Entrance is $15 for veterans, $25 for individuals, and $20 per person for groups of 4 or more. Details here.
Saturday, July 21-Sunday, July 22: Canvassing in Henrico County (VA07) for Abigail Spanberger. Beyond Arlington of the Arlington County Democratic Committee (ACDC) is hosting. They will organize carpools for both a day trip and overnighter, driving down early on Sat morning, canvassing on Saturday and Sunday. They also have a number of generous offers on volunteer housing. Sign Up Here.
Saturday, July 28: Canvassing in CD-1. The Vangie Williams campaign is planning a kick-off at a number of their key locations, including: Stafford, Fredericksburg, and Prince William. The kick-off will include meet and greet with campaign staff and canvassing. Details here.
See Also: FEDERAL ACTIONS NEEDED
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.
1. Supreme Court Nominee
Recently, President Trump named Brett Kavanaugh as his Supreme Court nominee. This position is crucial as the court will continue to make decisions related to elections, voting rights, and gerrymandering, to name a few. As Brett Kavanaugh is a conservative, right-wing nominee, we expect that protections will be in danger on civil rights, worker’s rights, health care, and the environment.
We want to make sure Senators Warner and Kaine know that we want them to stand up, protect our democracy, and #SaveSCOTUS. Throughout this coming week, we encourage you to join us in calling Senators Warner & Senator Kaine and / or stopping by their offices to register your concerns. For background, visit: https://savescotus.indivisible.org/
Visit Senator Warner:
8000 Towers Crescent Drive, Suite 200
Vienna, VA 22182
Phone: (703) 442-0670
Visit Senator Kaine:
9408 Grant Avenue, Suite 202
Manassas, VA 20110
Phone: (703) 361-3192
Script for a call to Mark Warner’s office:
Hi, my name is ________, and I live in Arlington, Virginia. I would like to thank Senator Warner for his position against filling the vacancy on the Supreme Court before the mid-term election in November. This will hold Mitch McConnell to his own standard.
Now that President Trump has nominated _______ to fill the vacancy, I would like Senator Warner to reaffirm his commitment by voting against _____ as the nominee. Thank you!
Script for call to Tim Kaine’s office:
Hi, my name is ________, and I live in Arlington, Virginia. I would like to thank Senator Kaine for his position against filling the vacancy on the Supreme Court before the mid-term election in November. This will hold Mitch McConnell to his own standard.
Now that President Trump has nominated _______ to fill the vacancy, I would like Senator Kaine to reaffirm his commitment by voting against _____ as the nominee. Additionally, Senator Kaine is a national figure within the Democratic party, and I would like for him to work with our neighbor from West Virginia, Senator Joe Manchin, to ensure that Senator Manchin commits to voting against the nominee as well. Thank you!
2. Immigrant Rights
Sign this petition demanding that border state U.S. attorneys stop prosecuting immigrants without due process and refuse to enforce Trump’s racist zero-tolerance immigration policy: https://act.credoaction.com/sign/usattorneys_resisttrump?referring_akid=a319644229.9853704.6bSkwD&source=conf_email&aktmid=tm72578971.7eJRdo&akid=a319644229.9853704.6bSkwD&t=2
Attend a Local Action: On Saturday, July 14 at 8:30 a.m. please join our State Issues team during Public Comment at Arlington County Board to address immigration human rights issues as they relate to Arlington County Government. 3rd Floor County Board Room, 2100 Clarendon Boulevard. A member of Indivisible Arlington’s state issues team will be speaking during public comment to bring attention to human rights concerns, and to encourage Arlington County to take steps to ensure the human rights of immigrants are being respected. Please come show your support by standing during public comment, and if possible please bring a sign. According to media reports, Arlington County is financially connected to two detention facilities that have contractual relationships with the Office of Refugee Resettlement, which is carrying out Trump’s zero tolerance immigration policy. The first is the Northern Virginia Juvenile Detention Center, which Indivisible Arlington has confirmed is currently holding minors in immigration detention. That contract will expire in September. The second is Peumansend Detention Center for adults located in Caroline County. Reportedly that contract was just signed. Reportedly Arlington County is a member of the Peumansend Regional Jail Authority. If you are interested in participating in this action, please email your name, email and phone number to email@example.com so a member of our team can contact you regarding next steps, including a sign making event.
Our mission: (1) pressure the current government to fight the Trump agenda; (2) elect a new progressive government.