The Virginia Civic Engagement Table helps grassroots organizations win shared policy and civic engagement victories. We help coordinate issue campaigns, facilitate joint strategic planning, share new technologies and hold leadership development trainings.
This newsletter includes some of the great work happening around the Commonwealth by our partners.
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Thank you to all the participants of the 2011 Leadership Convening. We had over 75 people from 20 organizations attend the full day. We had wonderful discussions about power (The ability to get what you want!), who has it and how we can get it! Our expert panels were a great success in the afternoon. Special thanks to presenters Julian Walker (Virginian Pilot), Adam Rhew (NBC 29), Lowell Feld (Blue Virginia), Delegate Patrick Hope and Progressive Majority.
Upcoming Table Dates
Full Table Meeting June 23rd, noon – 4pm
201 N Hamilton, Richmond, VA
Who: Table Partners
Planning: Communications Strategy 1st week of June
Facilitated by Wellstone Action, this session will help us craft our joint communications strategy for the summer and fall
Who: Table partners who are committing to do communications work in our priority regions in 2011
Planning: Field Planning for 2011 1st week of July
Facilitated by Wellstone Action, this session will help us craft our joint field plans for the summer and fall
Who: Table Partners who are committing to do phone calls, canvassing or other direct voter contact in priority regions in 2011
NARAL Pro-Choice Virginiadecries the governor and General Assembly’s reckless erosion of women’s health access AND prepares for two upcoming events: Luna Fest and The Power of Choice.
Virginia AFL-CIO and partners held We Are One rallies across the state on April 4th, the anniversary of Rev. Martin Luther King's death, to show solidarity with workers and oppose the attacks on the middle class. There were over 35 events across the state and 1,200 nationwide.
Virginia Interfaith Center has continued to lead the Virginia Redistricting Coalition and the public voice for amore fair and balanced process of redrawing district lines. At the encouragement of the Center and the coalition, the Governor vetoed the redistricting bill sent to him by the legislature.
Virginia League of Conservation Voters Education Fund and Virginia Conservation Network will host their annualLegislative Contact Teamworkshop series for volunteers and activists. Dates: June 14 – Richmond, June 21 – Charlottesville, June 23 – Virginia Beach, June 30 – Arlington, July 19 – Roanoke, July 21 – Harrisonburg. More infohere.
Virginia Organizing held aTax Day march in Charlottesville, to highlight where our taxes go and the need to balance our state and federal tax system so that everyone pays their fair share. The group marched through town stopping to deliver baked goods at Parks and Recreation, the police department, the library, social services, the tourism bureau, mass transit and more,to thank people who put our tax dollars to workand for the essential services they provide.
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