Joint Canvass for Sally Hudson and Michael Payne
Jun
9
12:00 PM12:00

Joint Canvass for Sally Hudson and Michael Payne

We are proud to claim Michael Payne for City Council and Sally Hudson as “Indivisibles" running for office. Join us the weekend before primary election day as we pair up and knock doors of potential Democratic voters to help spread the word about these two fantastic candidates.

Michael Payne is one of the cofounders of Indivisible Charlottesville and a candidate for Charlottesville City Council. You’ve heard him speak about the environment and racial justice at many of our rallies and forums. Michael cares deeply about our local community and knows the issues inside and out. We know he will fight to make housing more affordable, work for equity and opportunity in public education, support a citywide living wage and transition our city to clean energy!

Sally Hudson is a teacher, economist, and organizer who has been defending democracy with Indivisible Charlottesville since the beginning. Now she is running for Virginia House of Delegates in the 57th District. Sally has put in the hours: helping to organize events such as March for our Lives, and Families Belong Together, as well as writing postcards and knocking doors right alongside us. We are sending her to Richmond because we know she will work to end corporate control of state government, fund public education, create a statewide public option for health care, and make Virginia a leader in fighting climate change.

Please RSVP “Going” here if you plan to attend so we know how many people to expect.

June 9

12 noon

Sally's Field Office at Studio IX at 969 2nd St SE

Charlottesville VA 22902

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Herring, Stand with Appalachia: No Mountain Valley Pipeline
May
18
1:00 PM13:00

Herring, Stand with Appalachia: No Mountain Valley Pipeline

The Mountains are Coming to NoVa!

**Music by Rachel Eddy and the SUN SiNG Collective, including Joshua Vana, Bj Brown, and Graham Smith-White!** Featuring Karenna Gore, Center for Earth Ethics.

Rally with us at the courthouse in Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring's hometown to encourage him to rise above the incompetence, corruption, and climate consequences associated with fracked gas pipelines. Delegates Chris Hurst and Sam Rasoul will lead Southwest Virginians to NoVa to stand shoulder-to-shoulder with allies from across the Commonwealth and demand that construction stop on the Mountain Valley Pipeline (MVP) and all new pipelines.

We request that Mark Herring

1) halt work on Mountain Valley Pipeline,

2) pursue his lawsuit against MVP to its fullest and refuse to settle the case for petty fines,

3) and affirm the state's authority to revoke the 401 water quality certification that it granted.

We invite Herring to join us on May 18.

Please register to let us know you're coming: https://tinyurl.com/standwithappalachia

If you're interested in transportation from the New River Valley, register at https://tinyurl.com/vanpoolsagainstpipelines

SPEAKERS

Del. Sam Rasoul

Del. Chris Hurst

Del. Elizabeth Guzman

Professor Emily Hammond, George Washington Law

...and more!

This event is part of a weekend-long effort, Virginians for Justice: Progress Not Pipelines! On May 17 and 18, Virginians from all across the state will unite in common cause to oppose unjust and unneeded fracked-gas pipelines anywhere in the Commonwealth, and to stand in solidarity for environmental justice and the climate.

Virginians oppose the MVP, the Atlantic Coast Pipeline (ACP), and the Southside Connector because they are unnecessary, unjust, and destructive of our water, ecosystems, and climate. Virginians demand real action on climate change, including major reductions in fossil fuel production and use. Virginians want a democracy that is not captured by corporate interests and a regulatory process that is honest, transparent, responsive to Virginians, and protective of the most vulnerable among us.

Virginians for Justice: PROGRESS NOT PIPELINES! is co-sponsored by POWHR (Protect Our Water, Heritage, Rights), Sierra Club Virginia Chapter, 350 Loudoun, Indivisible NoVA West, Sierra Club Virginia Chapter - Great Falls, The Climate Reality Project - Northern Virginia chapter, Indivisible Northern Virginia, Fauquier Indivisible, Food & Water Watch - Virginia, Water is Life. Protect It., Protect Our Commonwealth, Chesapeake Climate Action Network, Interfaith Alliance for Climate Justice, Appalachian Voices, Allegheny Blue Ridge Alliance, Virginia Interfaith Power & Light, Friends of Nelson, NOVA Climate Action Network, 350 Fairfax, Sierra Club Virginia Chapter - Falls of the James, Wild Virginia, Indivisible Charlottesville, Virginia Justice Democrats, Virginia's Poor People's Campaign, Blue Ridge Environmental Defense League, Concern for a New Generation, Virginia Interfaith Center for Public Policy, ARTivism, Friends of Buckingham, the SUN SiNG Collective, Mothers Out Front Fairfax County, People Demanding Action, Virginia River Healers.

#NoMVP #NoACP #NoSouthsideConnector #StandwithRed

Please see the Facebook event here.

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Ice Cream Social with Indivisibles Running for Office
May
4
2:00 PM14:00

Ice Cream Social with Indivisibles Running for Office

Join us for ice cream and meet Michael Payne and Sally Hudson! Bring the family as we get ready for the June 11 primary!

Michael Payne is one of the cofounders of Indivisible Charlottesville and a candidate for Charlottesville City Council. You’ve heard him speak about the environment and racial justice at many of our rallies and forums. Michael cares deeply about our local community and knows the issues inside and out. Catch up with him and find out more about where he stands on the issues that matter to you.

Sally Hudson has been defending democracy with Indivisible Charlottesville since the beginning, and now she is running for Virginia House of Delegates. Sally has put in the hours: helping to organize events such as March for our Lives, and Families Belong Together, as well as writing postcards and knocking doors right alongside us. She is the advocate we need in Richmond. Come get to know Sally and learn about her campaign.

What better way to get involved in democracy than an old-fashioned Ice Cream Social! We’ll have all the toppings you need to make the perfect ice cream sundae. Tell us you’re coming on our Facebook event page here or just show up. Hope to see you there!

DETAILS:

May 4, 2019

2pm-4pm

Forest Hills Park

As you face the park the shelter is on the right hand side beyond the splash pad and adjacent Forest Ridge Road. Only on street parking is available.

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Indivisible Happy Hour
May
2
5:00 PM17:00

Indivisible Happy Hour

Spring is here and Indivisible Charlottesville is feeling social! Join us on May 2nd at Champion Brewing from 5-7pm for our first happy hour of the year.

We’ll be meeting up the first Thursday of every month to keep building power in order to advance issues we care about. Wondering how to plug in to support VA candidates? Curious about how to make sure Virginia is taking steps to clean up politics, address climate change, get rid of gerrymandering and dismantle institutional racism? You are not alone! Drop by, grab a beverage of your choice, and connect with the folks and information you need to take change into your own hands.

Tell us you’re coming on our Facebook event page here or just show up!

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Letter to the Editor Training
Apr
27
11:00 AM11:00

Letter to the Editor Training

Letters to the editor might not seem like the flashiest way to get your elected officials’ attention. But there’s something about a sharp letter to the editor in a local paper that can really get under the skin of the most powerful lawmaker.

In this training, find out how to write letters to the editor on the issues that matter to you. You’ll learn what newspapers require when deciding to publish a letter and how to write a letter that really gets attention. Chuck Hawkins, volunteer with Indivisible Charlottesville, will facilitate. This event is free and open to the community. Please RSVP “Going” here if you plan to attend so we know how many people to expect.

Northside Library

705 West Rio Road

Charlottesville, VA 22901

April 27

11am-12pm

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SUN SiNG Concert: April 26
Apr
26
6:00 PM18:00

SUN SiNG Concert: April 26

***SUN SiNG Concert***

The SUN SiNG collective is working now to create a new No Pipeline anthem, song video and an inspiring theatrical concert evening to lift our resistance and future lovin' souls.

The song video will be recorded and filmed along both the Mountain Valley and Atlantic Coast fracked gas pipeline routes by the SunBus using the power of the sun.

April 26, 2019, 6:00 PM (doors open 5:00PM),

Jefferson Theater, Downtown Mall, Charlottesville, VA.

Make your plan. Get yer tics! http://bit.ly/SunSingTix

Join Water is life. Protect it. and ARTivism Virginia for an evening of beauty and hope and for the premiere of “To the River”, a new anthem and song video to stop the Mountain Valley and Atlantic Coast fracked gas pipelines.

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Criminal Justice & Prosecutors: A Community Conversation
Apr
6
11:00 AM11:00

Criminal Justice & Prosecutors: A Community Conversation

City and county prosecutors (called Commonwealth’s Attorneys in Virginia) are some of the most powerful elected officials in the U.S. because they have real impact on people’s lives. These officials have wide discretion in choosing whether or not to:

—Encourage discriminatory policing

—Engage in the practice of “overcharging” defendants to gain leverage and force them to plead guilty

—Use money bail for minor crimes—a practice which often forces those with lower incomes into jail

—Force longer prison sentences, which destroys family and community ties

We’ll have a frank conversation about these and other topics with our diverse panel of experts and with you, members of our community. Bring your questions as we talk about what is working and what needs to change to bring meaningful criminal justice reform in 2019.

Panelists:

—Jim Hingeley, Co-Director of the Criminal Defense Clinic and candidate for Albemarle County Commonwealth’s Attorney

—Monica Robinson, President of the Harrisonburg-Rockingham branch of the NAACP

—Joe Platania, Charlottesville Commonwealth’s Attorney

—Liz Murtagh, Public Defender for Charlottesville/Albemarle

—Diane McNeal, Chairperson of the Albemarle-Charlottesville NAACP Education Committee

Moderator:

—Cynthia Neff, Serves on the Charlottesville Advisory Council to the Legal Aid Justice

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