Silicon Valley Resistance Group
Weekly Action Update February 6, 2017
We are a Trump resistance group focused on taking ACTION with impact, based in Silicon Valley. We’re employing a combination of The Indivisible Guide and the Organizing for Action Handbook (a playbook used in the 2008 Obama campaign) and are focused on taking legislative action both short and long term. We are a group of experienced organizers welcoming others interested in taking our country back! Join us!
House Party Host Training Call/Organize to resist Trump 2/6/2017 9 pm (PST) Call: 712–770–4693, Access Code: 506766 https://www.facebook.com/events/127539574425913/
Good Guys SF: Organizing for Non-Organizers in the Era of Trump 2/7/2017 6:30 PM TBD https://www.facebook.com/events/1710216755955240
Together We Can: Post-Inauguration Resource Fair 2/12/2017 11–4pm Oakland Peace Center 111 Fairmount Ave, Oakland, CA 94611 https://www.facebook.com/events/1005457859599706/
Tech Against Trump 3/14/2017 12:03 PM 250 Hamilton Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94301 https://www.facebook.com/events/1947456268818943/
Tax March 4/15/2017 Various cities, locations TBD https://taxmarch.org/
Our February Focus: Refugees
Now it’s our turn. Vocal Minority is looking for organizations committed to supporting the refugees who will help write the next chapter of America. Refugees like Yassin “Falafel” Terou, who sells residents of Knoxville, Tennessee the best falafel in town. Refugees like Joel Ruiz, who restores auctioned cars and sells them at J.J. Family Auto Sales in Louisville, Kentucky. Refugees like Sam Yingichay, who attends college in Grand Haven, Michigan and wants to become a nurse.
We believe our nation is stronger when we support refugees. They’ve endured years of pain and extreme vetting to live the American dream. They work hard, they start companies, they create jobs, they strengthen communities, and they make America, well, great.
Members: If you are a refugee, or know a refugee, or our descended from a refugee, share the story on our Vocal Minority Members Facebook Group. We’ll post our favorites on the Facebook page.
This article was written by a member of Vocal Minority who chooses to remain anonymous because she holds a green card.
Vocal Minority is a community dedicated to fighting for equity and justice in America. For more information and to get involved, go to http://vocalminority.us
Town Hall Project 2018 : Upcoming Events
Ted Lieu Democratic California CA-33 Telephone Town Hall Monday, February 6, 2017 6:00 PM PST Call-in 877–353–4701
Steve Knight Republican California CA-25 Telephone Town Hall Monday, February 6, 2017 5:30 PM PST Call-in “A live telephone town hall to discuss how best to repair and rebuild our nation’s healthcare system…” Sign-up: http://knight.house.gov/telephone-town-hall/
Ami Bera Democratic California CA-7 Library Office Hours Tuesday, February 7, 2017 10:00 AM PST SPL- Rancho Cordova Branch 9845 Folsom Blvd. Sacremento CA95827 Staff. Rep. Bera not in attendance
Pete Aguilar Democratic California CA-31 Mobile Office Hours Tuesday, February 7, 2017 2:00 PM PST James L. Brulte Senior Center 11200 Baseline Rd. Rancho Cucamonga CA 91701 Staff. Rep Aguilar not in attendance
Anna Eshoo Democratic California CA-18 Telephone Town Hall Tuesday, February 7, 2017 6:45 PM PST Call-inSign up for call info: https://vekeo.com/repannaeshoo/
Mike Thompson Democratic California CA-5 Town Hall Friday, February 10, 2017 2:00 PM PST Florence Douglas Senior Center 333 Amador Dr.Valejo CA 94590 Health Care Town Hall.
Jackie Speier Democratic California CA-14 Town Hall Saturday, February 11, 2017 11:00 AM PST Place Lowell High School — Carol Channing theater 1101 Eucalyptus Dr San Francisco CA 94132 Lowell High School PTSA invites you to attend when Congresswomen Jackie Speier has a “Conversation about America” with people who have questions about the changes that are confronting us. Ticketed event, please register HERE
All-of-us should take a minute for a “high-five” — it’s working!
Feb 5, 2017
All-of-us must ask these CEOs to stand up for what is right.
Feb 5, 2017
All-of-us must keep dialing!
Feb 5, 2017
All-of-us must make our voices heard on the local level, too.
Feb 5, 2017
Turn your passive participation into active resistance. Facebook likes and Twitter retweets can’t create the change you want to see. Calling your Government on the phone can.
Spend 5 minutes, make 5 calls.
Calling is the most effective way to influence your representative. Read more about why calling works.
5 Calls: provides phone numbers and scripts so calling is quick and easy. Uses your location to find your local representatives so your calls have more impact
Find a #CourageousResistance Events Event Near You:
As part of the Courageous Resistance against Trump, we’re calling for statewide events in cities and towns across California to bring together friends, family and neighbors to start organizing for the future.
Find a meeting in your area using the search box below or create your own event! If you volunteer to host a meeting, we will provide you with guidelines and support.
Activism Not Slacktivism
We don’t want you to only give five minutes, but we do want you to always give five minutes.
RESISTING EXTREMISM IN AMERICA, ONE PHONE CALL AT A TIME.
The majority of our country believes in decency, in moderation, in sanity. Let’s not let the powers that be forget it. If we all band together against extremism and spend a few minutes a day using tools that have been proven to work, we can make a big difference in defending those values we share as Americans.
Phoning our legislators, as New York Times recently reported*, is an extremely effective way to make our voices heard. That’s where the Daily Action alerts come in. We follow the news cycles closely to determine where we can collectively make the greatest impact. The point of Daily Action alerts is to make civic engagement easy and logistically painless.
Resisting extremism in America, one phone call at a time. Text DAILY to 228466 (ACTION) or sign up on our site, you'll…dailyaction.org
Tri-Valley Monthly Meeting
Join our organizing meeting in Tri-Valley and get involved. Our meeting is open to everyone. The speaker of month will be announced later. Please bring your water bottle and snack to share if you will. Hosted by Tri-Valley Progressives.
TIME: Wednesday, February 8, 2017 5:30 PM — 8:00 PM EST
HOST: Kyoko Takayama
CONTACT PHONE: 925–290–7124
LOCATION: IBEW Local 595 Hall (Dublin, CA)
6250 Village Parkway
Dublin, CA 94568
Meeting with Kimberly Ellis, Candidate for California Democratic Part Chair
Sponsored by the Dean Democratic Club of Silicon Valley. Our guest speaker will be Executive Director of Emerge California and candidate for California Democratic Party Chair Kimberly Ellis. She is a proud Bernie supporter. Last month, Bernie supporters swept the California Delegate elections. With Ellis as chair, the takeover of the Democratic Party in the largest state will be complete. Please bring a dish to share! Potluck dinner at 6:30pm. Program begins at 7pm.
TIME: Monday, February 13, 2017 6:30 PM — 8:30 PM EST
HOST: Benjamin Shapero
LOCATION: Private Residence (Palo Alto, CA)
4284 Los Palos Circle
Palo Alto, CA 94306
Day of Action Rally
Meet at Davis and East 14th Streets (by Sizzler) for a honk and wave rally and protest. We will emphasize immigration rights and the Sanctuary City vote that will be held by San Leandro City Council on February 21st. Bring your own signs, enthusiasm for change and two hours of energy.
Participants may march to the Highway 880 overpass at Davis Street (two mile round trip).
This Action kicks off San Leandro Week of Action, organized and sponsored by Our Revolution San Leandro
TIME: Monday, February 20, 2017 4:00 PM — 6:00 PM PST
HOST: Carol Habercoss
LOCATION: Davis Street and East 14th Street (San Leandro, CA)
201 Davis Street
San Leandro, CA 94577
880 to San Leandro, Davis St. exit, then east to East 14th Street. 580 to Estudillo exit, west to East 14th Street.
This weekend, the Project 1461 team tried out an experiment: could we, with less than an hour of planning, pull off a fun, in-person fundraiser to further our mission of supporting progressive causes?
Today’s call to action: fax your Senators and tell them to say “no” to Betsy DeVos for Secretary of Education.
Today’s call to action: Combat Trump’s claims of voter fraud and protect the right to vote.Today’s call to action: Combat Trump’s claims of voter fraud and protect the right to vote.
Today’s call to action: organize now to end gerrymandering in your state.
Today’s call to action: Call and ask Democratic Senators to wait a minimum of 293 days before considering any Trump SCOTUS nominee, and remind Republican Senators that we haven’t forgotten about Merrick Garland.
Today’s call to action: tell Congressional Democrats to grow a backbone, or they’re fired.
Today’s call to action: save the lives of refugees and immigrants and stop Trump’s Muslim ban.
Every Sunday, Project 1461 shares other actions we’ve collected from our partner sites around the web. Want to do more today? Follow some links and get started!
Radical Resilience Silicon Valley
Tues Feb 7 — TWW Action Network live training, 4 p.m., (641) 715–0643 Access Code: 608746 or online
Tues Feb 7 — Meeting to understand MP Measure X: 7:30–9:00 p.m. at Cafe Zoe, 1929 Menalto Avenue, Menlo Park.
Tues Feb 7–6:30–9:30 Good Guys SF: Organizing for Non-Organizers
Wed Feb 8. Citizens, Rise town meeting in Redwood City. 7–8:30 PM. Community room of the downtown Redwood City library, 1044 Middlefield. Including screening the ACLU of Northern California webinar including how a bill becomes law, and learning on California’s AB165.
Fri Feb 10–8–9:30 a.m. Coffee with Marc Berman at Printers Cafe, 320 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 9430
Sat Feb 11. Trump Must go Now rally on Ocean Beach
Sat Feb 11 — Stand With Planned Parenthood, 10–2, The Alameda, San Jose
Sun Feb 12 — Together We Can: Post-Inauguration Resource Fair 11:00 a.m. — 4 p.m. at Oakland Peace Center, 111 Fairmount Ave, Oakland, California 94611