- We are Mill Valley and Southern Marin residents standing up for American values and democracy
- We use members’ skills and interests to oppose the extreme right wing agenda of Trump and his administration
- We work to promote equality, tolerance and just solutions to problems that have contributed to Trump’s rise
- We use the many modes of lobbying and peaceful protest available in our democracy, and practice inclusion and acceptance
- We work with existing local and national groups for mutual benefit, support and direction
- Lobbying strategy (please see phone contact info at bottom of page)
- Electoral strategy
- Peaceful mass demonstrations
- Local action
- Consumer action
Our Action Teams
Please see the MVCAN Weekly Wag for the latest news from each team.
Civil Rights/ Immigration collaborates with multiple local and national organizations and communities to work toward civil and racial justice through a variety of speakers, events and initiatives. Contact Diane Goldman
Communications provides promotional support for MVCAN and organizes network meetings. They are collaborating with Art Works Downtown’s Signs of Hope exhibit, and creating videos featuring ordinary people’s heart-wrenching accounts of the ways the current administration’s cruel policies have negatively affected them, as well as videos to promote civics eduction. Contact Ken Pontac
Dump Trump works on ways to remove Trump from office. They are currently focused on Russiagate, the Trump campaign’s collusion with the Russians to hack our election and destroy our democracy. They are pushing MOCs (members of Congress) to conduct an independent investigation and are building a coalition of progressive organizations to join them. Meets every Sat. 10 am. Contact Bernard Catalinotto
Eco Warriors are engaged in change at the local, state and national levels, to impact the CA carbon tax, climate change, and community outreach and action. Contact Lisa Ristorucci or visit the MVCAN Eco Warriors Facebook page.
Education is focusing on vouchers and Education Secretary DeVos’ plan to privatize, Early Education funding, and the relationship between property taxes and school funding. They are attending Labor Rising Against Trump: Emergency California Education Conference and building relationships with teachers’ unions and others that support public education. Contact Kelly Horner
Electoral works to elect candidates for the 2017 state house and governor races, and other targeted races from now through the mid-term elections, following the recommendations of the flippable.org team, who are analyzing and selecting winnable races. The Electoral team uses phone banks and travel to targeted districts to talk with voters through phone calls and door-to-door canvassing, voter registration, and campaign volunteering. Contact Eileen Fisher
Health Care is focusing on actions being taken to repeal the ACA, and on protecting health care coverage. They participate in advocacy and phone banking in conjunction with OFA Marin. Contact Elyse Foster
Women’s Rights supports Planned Parenthood and its clinics, opposes anti-abortion bills and opposes any Supreme Court nominee that does not support women’s rights. Contact Leigh Ann Townsend
Leadership Team June, Bernard, Danny, Eileen and Suz coordinate action teams and members, curate and promote actions, liaise with other local and national groups and campaigns, organize meetings and educational materials, and communicate with membership. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
All activities and events are open to all. See the latest MVCAN Newsletter for the schedule of current meetings.
Next all-network meeting
MV CAN MONTHLY MEETING
Sunday, May 7, Tam Valley Community Center, 203 Marin Ave., Mill Valley.
Join us to learn how to stay sane under a Trump administration, pick up new skills, and find out where you fit in and how you can help.
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Want to take action now? See the Action page for specific actions.
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READ & LEARN
Wondering how we got here? Learn about Trump and his historic precedents, as well as language and psychology
Want some selected News sources? Read News and Opinion.
New to MVCAN?
Call and Coffee is a great way to get trained in calling congresspeople, and start making calls. *Calls are extremely important. Calling is far more effective than emailing or other communications. We focus on our own representatives and also involve ourselves with national representatives when appropriate and strategic. We also make calls to voters in other districts to influence them, and call our own contacts in red or purple states to share calling information. This is the best tool you will take away.
Put these numbers in your phone. If you don’t get through to one, try another. All messages go to the same place:
Sen. Dianne Feinstein DC (202) 224-3841, SF (415) 393-0707, LA (310) 914-7300, SD (619) 231-9712, Fresno (559) 485-7430
Rep. Jared Huffman DC (202) 225-5161, San Rafael (415) 258-9657, Petaluma (707) 981-8967
If you do not get through on the phone, email (Sen. Feinstein, in particular, reads and counts emails):
For your out-of-state friends: Look up your Senator’s phone number
Read the Indivisible Guide to learn about practical Resistance skills and tactics from former Congressional staffers who learned first-hand about the tactics that were successfully employed by the Tea Party and others on the Right.
Photos (top to bottom): Gayle Donsky, Ken Pontac, David Donnenfield, Unknown, Ken Pontac