💙 Broward for Progress Newsletter: June 2021💙
Shout out to everyone who joined us for our monthly meeting last night. If you missed it, no worries, here is a recap of what's happening at Broward for Progress and how you can help build progressive power in our community:
Progressive Democrats of America is one of our allies in our fight here in Florida to lead on progressive issues. Every month this organization issues a letter to Representative and Senators to educate congress on issues. Help the progressive movement in Florida by becoming a PDA member, donating to their efforts, and signing on to the monthly letter campaign.
Thank you to everyone who helped our Broward for Progress cereal drive. Our goal for May was 100 boxes, Ana and Laurie dropped off over 1000 boxes and packages of cereal to the food bank. Thank you everyone who donated!! https://www.facebook.com/lauriewg/posts/4020877527947646
For the month of June and July we are collecting items to donate to teachers at schools that are in need. Please feel free to pick up items and drop off at Laurie or Anas or you can purchase on our Amazon wishlist and it will be delivered to us. We will be delivering these items in early August. Thank you for being generous.
Laurie shared with us why we don't have a democracy problem in Florida, check it out here:
Call, click, post, and share. Can you commit to once a day to make 1 call, make 1 click, 1 social media post, and 1 share ? Our daily campaigns vary: one day it could be fighting the filibuster, the next day we are advocating for voting rights. We are asking for a daily commitment of about 5-10 minutes per day. Please join us to build collective power. Sign-up here: https://actionnetwork.org/forms/call-click-post-and-share/
In September we are starting up our neighborhood canvassing. Please sign-up here: https://www.browardforprogress.org/progressives-in-florida
Given what happened with DeSantis signing into law a hate bill-an anti-trans bill-which by the way the Olympics have no problem with Trans athletes. Broward for Progress is supporting one of our partners in justice, Equality Florida by helping as volunteers for Pride this year. Please join other Broward for Progress members by committing to help table for an hour or two and joining the parade. Sign-up here: https://secure.everyaction.com/vXJTFozRvU2O6BSDAsgmFw2
Questions? Email our team lead Ana at firstname.lastname@example.org
Speaking of walking the walk. We are also starting up a Team phonebank every Sunday at 6pm. We can help our partners and our partners can help us. It is 1-1.5 hours a week. Please sign-up here:
Additionally you can signup to phone bank at other times here:
Happy dance! We are starting up again with postcards to voters. Sign-up here:
We are doing a story telling session and video amplification session on Sunday June 20th at 8pm eastern. Sign-up here: https://www.mobilize.us/floridavoicesforprogress/event/394381/
THRIVE is a blueprint for the future that tackles the multiple crises we face - economic inequality, racism and climate change - with a plan to create 15 million dignified jobs for millions of workers and support a better life for the millions more who remain vulnerable in this pivotal moment. We have a once-in-a-generation chance to go big and bold, no excuses and no exceptions. S1525 and HR 2919
We are urging all Florida members of Congress to support the Thrive Act which is all about climate, jobs, and justice. Please send a message here:
More information on Thrive can be found here:
Florida: Disinformation and Extremist Activity
Join the SOUTHERN POVERTY LAW CENTER and the FLORIDA INDIVISIBLE NETWORK for a timely discussion of what we can do to recognize misinformation campaigns and extremist groups, and what steps we can take to mitigate these threats to Florida.
When: Thursday, July 8th 7 pm to 8 pm
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