This Week’s Actions & Events // Updates from Together We Will San José // August 20, 2017
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Our August meeting was last week and as always it was wonderful to come together with our TWWSJ friends. This month we featured a presentation from some young women from the Silver Luna Project that are organizing a donation drive for pads and tampons for women for low-income, homeless women in need. Our members were generous with their donations and moved by wonderful project. You can find out more about the Silver Luna Project and where you can donate on Facebook.
Our last email newsletter highlighted a campaign to raise funds to help South Texas communities fight Trump’s proposed border wall. TWWSJ member donations helped to fund a protest march of hundreds of people AND helped the campaign get coverage in major national media, their two main goals. Here’s the story in the New York Times.
On Sunday, August 6 the TWWSJ EARTH action group came together and organized a Movie Night to see An Inconvenient Sequel.
1. Support this House Resolution to fire any White House staff who have encouraged white supremacists.
It has been signed by 31 House Democrats, including Silicon Valley’s own Ro Khanna. Our CTA team made a lot of calls to check if Lofgren and Eshoo have signed it and it appears they have not. So, please call your rep – either thank Khanna or ask the other two if they have signed and encourage them to do so. (It doesn’t have an official number at this time, but was proposed by Rep. Jayapal in March.)
Zoe Lofgren: (202) 225-3072 or (408) 271-8700 Ro Khanna: (202) 225-2631 or (408) 436-2720 Anna Eshoo: (202) 225-8104 or (408) 245-2339
2. Object to Hate Having a Voice in San Francisco
White supremacist groups are planning to come to the Bay Area, including Crissy Field. The park service is reconsidering its decision of granting them a permit, and has set up a comment line. Please leave a message at the recording at 415-561-2822 to voice your concerns.
6. Call our senators and demand the removal of Bannon, Miller, and Gorka, who white supremacists see as an advocate for their cause.
“I’m [name] and I’m a constituent in [zip]. I am horrified by the rise of white supremacy in America. White supremacists say that Trump is supportive of their views and see Bannon, Miller and Gorka as their advocates in the White House. It is intolerable to have these men remain as White House advisers. A divided country can never heal until they are removed. I urge the Senator to demand that these three men be dismissed from the White House.”
Senator Harris: (202) 224-3553 or (415) 355-9041 Senator Feinstein (202) 224-3841 or (415) 393-0707
Here are some local progressive actions and events coming up this next week. Check out the full list on the TWWSJ Event Calendar. Comment if you are going in our Facebook group so that we can meet up!
Sun, August 20, 9am – 1pm: Voter Registration at the Cambell Farmer’s Market · Hosted by South Bay Swing Left. Shifts: 9-11:15 or 10:45-1. Sign-up by emailing Becca. E Campbell Ave, Campbell.
Sun, August 20, 1pm – 3pm: The Silver Luna Donation Rally · Hosted by The Silver Luna Project. Donate new packages of pads and tampons for low-income women in need. Albert Augustine Jr Memorial Park, 1667 Conway St, Milpitas, CA. More info on the Facebook event.
Sun, August 20, 4pm – 5pm. Multi-Faith Prayer Service: Love & Justice over Hate · Hosted by PACT. At Emmanuel Baptist Church, 467 N White Rd, San Jose. More info on the Facebook event.
Tue, August 22, 5:30pm – 7:30pm: Black Lives Matter Signs · Hosted by TWWSJ Member Laura DeLeon. Cali Mill Plaza Park, 20488 Stevens Creek Blvd, Cupertino. More info on the Facebook event
Wed, August 23, 6:30am – 6:00pm. Bail Reform Lobby Day in Sacramento · Hosted by SEIU 521. Leave from the San Jose office (2302 Zanker Rd) in the AM. Transportation and meals provided. See more information + how to RSVP on the Facebook event.
Wed, August 23, 7:30pm – 9:00pm. US Rep. Ro Khanna’s August Town Hall. Berryessa Community Center, 3050 Berryessa Rd, San Jose. More infoon the Facebook event.
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