Action Calendar

Join us at Lifting Genarations Actions.  Sign up to attend, volunteer, or help behind the scenes.  Click on the action item for details.


Past events

  • Steering Committee Meeting

    Saturday, February 25, 2017 at 09:00 AM
    Steering Committee Meeting
  • Meeting at Senator Feinstein's Office

    Thursday, March 02, 2017 at 02:30 PM
    Senator Feinstein's District Office, San Diego in San Diego, CA

    Steering Committee members and their invited guests engage in an action at Senator Feinstein's San Diego District Office every first Thursday at 2:30 PM with Field Representative Ryan Williams to make our "asks" and voice the concerns of our membership on the issues facing Senator Feinstein in the coming weeks.  With the rapid-fire actions in the White House, Senate, and House, this monthly meeting gives our membership the opportunity to be heard!

  • A Day Without A Woman 8 rsvps

    Wednesday, March 08, 2017 at 12:00 AM through March 09, 2017
    A Day Without A Woman

    Thanks to the Women's March we will participate in A Day Without A Woman.  Read about it from their website:

    On International Women's Day, March 8th, women and our allies will act together for equity, justice and the human rights of women and all gender-oppressed people, through a one-day demonstration of economic solidarity. 

    In the same spirit of love and liberation that inspired the Women's March, we join together in making March 8th A Day Without a Woman, recognizing the enormous value that women of all backgrounds add to our socio-economic system--while receiving lower wages and experiencing greater inequities, vulnerability to discrimination, sexual harassment, and job insecurity. We recognize that trans and gender nonconforming people face heightened levels of discrimination, social oppression and political targeting. We believe in gender justice.

    Anyone, anywhere, can join by making March 8th A Day Without a Woman, in one or all of the following ways:

    1. Women take the day off, from paid and unpaid labor

    2. Avoid shopping for one day (with exceptions for small, women- and minority-owned businesses).

    3. Wear RED in solidarity with A Day Without A Woman

     

  • Steering Committee Meeting

    Saturday, March 11, 2017 at 09:00 AM
    in La Jolla, CA

    The Women Will Steering Committee meets every other week to conduct the business of our organization.

  • Pop-Up Phone Booth 1 rsvp

    Saturday, March 25, 2017 at 09:00 AM
    Starbucks Bird Rock Sidewalk in La Jolla, CA

    Call your representatives!  Now is the time to have your voice heard!  Call in style.  Check out our sidewalk pop-up phone booth to get politically active.  Phone numbers and issues summaries will be available.  All you need is your phone and a will to get involved.  Women Will!  Plan to stop by this coming Saturday and make a call!

  • Pop-Up Phone Booth Action 14 rsvps

    Saturday, March 25, 2017 at 09:00 AM
    Starbucks Bird Rock Sidewalk in La Jolla, CA

    Call your representatives!  Now is the time to have your voice heard!  Call in style.  Check out our sidewalk pop-up phone booth to get politically active.  Phone numbers and issues summaries will be available.  All you need is your phone and a will to get involved.  Women Will!

  • Monthly Meeting at Dianne Feinstein's Office

    Thursday, April 06, 2017 at 12:00 PM
  • March for Science San Diego 5 rsvps

    Saturday, April 22, 2017 at 10:00 AM

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    Join Women Will at the March for Science April 22, 2017 at 10 am

    Women Will stands firm in their support of rigorous scientific research that supports the health and welfare of women and their families.  Cutting funding to science and making decisions that will impact our health and welfare without the support of rigorous science is reckless and directly injures the most vulnerable populations.  

    Join us!  If you register we will send you an email with a meeting place so we can march together.  Stay tuned for a sign-making party where we will share our goals and get our science on!

    March for Science - San Diego

    March for Science - San Diego is an adamantly nonpartisan group of scientists, engineers, students, teachers, and science enthusiasts, united by our awe of the universe, and grounded by appreciation for science in our everyday lives. We are organizing a family-friendly, educational event to build awareness for the importance of science in society, and to highlight the San Diego region’s leadership in the sciences. As we march on April 22, we will be standing for our community, health, economy and our region’s future.

    The March for Science of San Diego stands for public policy that both supports, and is supported by, openly shared science.
    When & Where?

    April 22, 2017, 10:00 am
    Downtown San Diego Civic Center: 1100 Third Ave, San Diego, CA 92101

    10:00: Speakers at Civic Center Plaza, 1100 Third Ave, San Diego, CA 92101
    11:00-12:00: March ~1 mile to Waterfront Park, 1600 Pacific Highway
    12:00-2:00: Speakers and demo tables at Waterfront Park

  • Raise Progress Fundraiser

    Sunday, April 23, 2017 at 02:00 PM
    Solare in Point Loma, CA

    Join us in raising funds for progressive candidates for open congressional races.  Purchase your tickets here: https://secure.actblue.com/contribute/page/raiseaglass

    Our sister organization, centered in North Park, San Diego formed about the same time Women Will was founded.  We have found our collaboration productive and share like-minded goals.  Like sisters, we are loyal and help one another out and like to celebrate our shared interests.  Join us at Solare and help fundraise for this most important project in this historic moment in our country.

  • General Membership Meeting April 25 2017 12 rsvps

    Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at 06:30 PM
    Voce Del Mare in La Jolla, CA

     

    Dear Women Will Members and Supporters,

    We would like to invite you to a General Membership meeting this Tuesday April 25th at 6:30 PM at Voce Del Mare in Bird Rock (5721 La Jolla Blvd.).  There will be a cash bar and happy hour menu available.  At 7 PM we will have a speaker and the steering committee will tell you more about what we have been up to and ways to get involved from simple and easy on your phone to joining committees in their political action initiatives.  Bring your friends, learn more, get involved, connect, and enjoy!

    Please RSVP.

    We look forward to seeing you!

    Laura Beiser, Secretary

    Sarita Ordonez, Chair, Legal Affairs Committee

    Maya Landsberg, Chair, Youth Advocacy Committee

    Elif Tinney, Chair, Immigrant & Minority Rights Committee

    Dawn Hagan & Stephanie Mauro Baran, Co-Chairs, Political Action and Strategy Committee

    Phifer Crute, Chair, Meetings and Membership

    Jen Gamez, Chair, Publicity Committee

    Mira Costello, Chair, Fundraising Committee

    Tricia Gallagher-Geurtsen, Chair

  • General Membership Meeting and Mixer 16 rsvps

    Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at 06:30 PM
    Voce Del Mare in La Jolla, CA

    Come and meet likeminded Women Will members and and supporters.  Mingle, network, and share your concerns.  Learn from speakers and Women Will chairwomen who will field your questions, solicit your input, and inform you about opportunities for actions - big and small.  We look forward to meeting you in April!  (Location and speaker names forthcoming!)

  • Women Will Resist With Quist Calling Party

    Wednesday, May 17, 2017 at 05:00 PM
    Trish's Home

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    We’re excited about the opportunity with Swing Left to work on flipping some of the seats in the House.  There’s a special House election on May 25th to replace Republican Ryan Zinke, who became secretary of the interior in the Trump administration. Democrat Rob Quist has an incredible chance to win this special election, but it’s going to come down to the wire. Republicans are pouring money into this race.  We are holding a Resist with Quist House Party to make calls to Montana voters to help make sure people cast their ballots.

    What: Resist with Quist House Party

    When: Wednesday, May 17th from 5-8 PM.

    Link: Sign up to make calls here – You’ll need to bring your laptop and headphones. (*Sign up soon as registration is limited to 15 people so we can keep from taxing the internet connection - we will all call at the same time.  Feel free to create your own calling party here!  It’s easy and please let us know how it goes!)

    WW Point of contact: Tricia Gallagher-Geurtsen trish@cuttingedgeeducation.com

  • Die-in Action to Resist the Repeal of the Affordable Care Act

    Wednesday, May 31, 2017 at 12:00 PM
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    A die-in is a form of nonviolent direct action protest where participants publicly pretend to die to highlight a deadly problem.  With the House passing the Affordable Care Act (ACA) repeal bill in the House by a vote of 217-213 they have decided to harm the poor, children, women and families, persons with disabilities, and even people with employer-provided coverage. 

    Women will be hard hit:

    + blocks patients from accessing care at Planned Parenthood,

    + guts coverage requirements for maternity care,

    + puts even more restrictions on coverage for abortion care.

    + makes it harder for women to access the care they need, whether they seek to prevent or terminate a pregnancy, to have a healthy pregnancy, or to raise a healthy family.

    + is a roll back of the strides the ACA made toward eliminating discrimination against women seeking health care.

    Our Members of Congress need to be accountable for every one of the provisions in this bill that is a disaster for women.  Our die-in will focus on Women's Health and will take place in May 2017 with details forthcoming.

  • Speakers Series & General Membership Meeting 24 rsvps

    Tuesday, June 06, 2017 at 06:00 PM
    in San Diego, CA

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    We are thrilled to welcome Marjorie Cohn, professor emerita at Thomas Jefferson School of Law, to speak at our second Speaker Series and General Membership Meeting.  She will be talking about the withdrawal from the Paris Agreements and updating us on the Travel Ban.  The purpose of this series is to meet our vision goal of inspiring our community to political engagement and action though education.  Please join us for an evening of education, camaraderie, and political action.

    Marjorie Cohn is professor emerita at Thomas Jefferson School of Law where she taught for 25 years. The former president of the National Lawyers Guild and criminal defense attorney is a legal scholar, political analyst and social critic who writes books and articles, makes media appearances and lectures throughout the world about human rights and U.S. foreign policy. She has testified before Congress and debated the legality of the war in Afghanistan at the prestigious Oxford Union. Cohn is a Huffington Post Contributor and she has provided commentary for CBS News, BBC, MSNBC, CNN, Fox News, NPR and Pacifica Radio.  You can visit her website at http://marjoriecohn.com

    909 Grand Ave. San Diego, CA 92109

    6 PM - 8 PM

     

  • Phonebanking for Jon Ossoff

    Saturday, June 17, 2017 at 10:00 AM
    San Diego County Democratic Party

    Join Women Will members to "FLIP THE 6TH: TEAM PETERS GOTV PHONEBANK FOR JON OSSOFF"
    on JUNE 17 FROM 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    at the SAN DIEGO DEMOCRATIC PARTY HQ 8340 CLAIREMONT MESA BLVD #105

    From US House Rep. Scott Peter's Facebook event page:
    On June 20, we could be one seat closer to taking back the House. Team Peters is standing with Jon Ossoff and helping Democrats get out every last vote to flip Georgia’s 6th district. First time? No problem. Before jumping on phones, we will provide training on: Proper phonebanking techniques Ossoff phone technology and Ossoff messaging.
    RSVP/QUESTIONS: GETINVOLVED@SCOTTPETERS.COM

  • SDUSD School Board Meeting: Support Anti-Islamophobia

    Tuesday, July 11, 2017 at 04:45 PM
    Eugene Brucker Education Center Auditorium in San Diego, CA

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    What:  Speak in support of Anti-Islamophobia program at SDUSD schools.

    When: Today, July 11, 2017 @ 4:45 PM

    Why: 

    • July 2016 SDUSD School Board voted unanimously to direct staff draft to plan addressing Islamophobia and bullying of Muslim students in the district. Stan Anjan is the executive director of SDUSD’s Family and Community Engagement who worked with the Council for American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) to create a program to prevent bullying of Muslim students.  The program was in part a response to a study that showed 55% of Muslim students in California reported having been bullied-much higher than the national average.
    • In April 2017 the Washington Times, Fox News, the Truth Revolt, the Free Republic, and Breitbart picked up the story and complained that the move by the district was (in a nut shell) anti-American and pro-terror.  Brietbart called CAIR a terrorist organization.
    • May 2017 SDUSD the School Board approved the roll-out of proactive measures to address bullying of Muslim students to be fully implemented this coming fall. ( https://www.sandiegounified.org/addressing-bullying-muslim-students)
    • Since then, Islamophobe parents have come to board meetings speaking publically to condemn the anti-bullying policy claiming that SDUSD students are being taught Islam and that means their religion should also be taught in school (All Board meetings are filmed and you can find their hateful statements on YouTube.)
    • In late May 2017 a legal group and 6 parents sued the District claiming that the district policy is a violation of the separation of church and state, because the plan included teaching additional lessons about Islam to students. (FYI, schools are allowed, by the 1st Amendment to teach about religion which is different from teaching religion.)
    • The District has responded that the anti-bullying plan is intended to provide equal protection to Muslim students.

     

    How:

    Carpool and/or meet outside of the Tuesday, July 11, 2017 @4:50 p.m. sharp. (Eugene Brucker Education Center Auditorium, 4100 Normal Street, San Diego, CA 92103).. We’ll grab a public testimony form each of us before the meeting starts, fill out our forms, give them to the officer, enter the auditorium, and sit near the front left. At 5:00 p.m. Public Testimony (Up to 30 minutes total at beginning of meeting) begins. Speakers are requested to limit their remarks to no more than 3 minutes. Sometimes they limit it to 1 minute if there are a lot of people speaking. The lights flash when your time is up and you can finish your sentence and sit down. 

    Here are few possible talking points if you can join us: 

    My name is ______________ and I am a parent in the San Diego Unified School District.  I believe that in the current national political and social climate that it makes sense to help educate children about Islam to reduce stereotyping and prejudice. 

    I support the current district efforts to reduce fear and misinformation about Islam and Muslim students.  I believe that my children and all children will benefit from learning more about Islam.

    I want my children to make friends with children of all faiths.  I am concerned that there are parents who have spoken out with misinformation about the Muslim faith.  The Muslim faith is a peace-promoting faith that should not be defined by extremists just like any faith or group should not be defined by extremist factions.

    I want to thank the School Board for approving of the policy to increase the knowledge-base of all of our children in the district to combat Islamophobia.  Given the current misinformation and fear shown by a small group of parents, it is clear that this program is much needed in our communities.

    Thank you for promoting the anti-bullying of Muslim students.  Thank you for attempting to give equal protection to a group that is under attack in our country.  I want my children to have the opportunity to understand the beliefs and traditions of all faiths and the Muslim faith is particularly misunderstood and mischaracterized.  It is un-American to create a school-system that ignores the needs of special populations of students. I laud the Board’s foresight to proactively reduce prejudice through this program.

    References

    http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/news/education/sd-me-islamaphobia-lawsuit-20170523-story.html

     

    https://sandiegofreepress.org/2017/04/islamophobes-angry-at-san-diego-school-board-over-anti-bullying-policies/amp/

     

    http://pamelageller.com/2017/04/action-alert-go-speak-tonight-islamization-san-diego-schools-betsydevos.html/

     

  • Pop Up Phonebooth

    Saturday, July 29, 2017 at 10:00 AM
    Mission Beach Boardwalk in San Diego, CA

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    Calling your Senators and Representatives is the second most powerful way to make your voice heard and influence their votes after a face-to-face visit.  Plan to stop by our pop-up phone booth on the boardwalk and make a call.  Better yet, bring your family who may live in other states to come by and call!  A special prize will be given to first time callers!  We'll have issues, scripts, and phone numbers for your representatives to help you along.  Pop into our phone booth and walk out knowing you are making a difference!

  • Candlelight Vigil for Love and Against Hate 22 rsvps

    Wednesday, August 16, 2017 at 07:30 PM
    Bird Rock Park in La Jolla, CA

     

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    Our community will join together in solidarity for love and against hate at the Bird Rock Park (5371 La Jolla Hermosa Ave, La Jolla 92037) Wednesday, August 16th, 2017 from 7:30 PM sharp to 8:00 PM.  In response to the horrific hate-filled Nazis in Charlottesville and the ongoing challenge of white supremacy, we will peacefully gather with candles to show our intention to love in the face of hate.

  • 12th Annual Suffrage Parade

    Saturday, August 26, 2017 at 04:00 PM
    Balboa Park - Lawn Area by the Hall of Nations (across from the Organ Pavilion) in San Diego, CA

    Dress up in white, wave your "Votes for Women" sign and join us to celebrate the journey of the women's movement.

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    Celebrate Women's Equality Day with Lifting Generations as we join with other local women's organizations to march 12th Annual Suffrage Parade, sponsored by the Women's Museum of California!

       Women's Equality Day commemorates the ratification of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, August 26, 1920.

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    Listen to the enactments of the Suffragists from the First Wave of Feminism:
    Susan B. Anthony, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Sojourner Truth,  
    Carrie Chapman Catt, Ellen Browning Scripps, Harriett Tubman, Alice Paul, Eleanor Roosevelt

    Then march in a Suffrage Parade, with equality chants, through the Prado

    Meet August 26th at 4:00 PM
    Lawn area by the Hall of Nations
    Balboa Park, San Diego
    (across from the Organ Pavilion)

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    For more information click here.

     

  • Free DACA Renewal Workshop

    Saturday, September 16, 2017 at 09:00 AM
    Garcia Law Firm in Chula Vista, CA

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  • Free DACA RENEWAL Workshop Saturday

    Saturday, September 30, 2017 at 08:00 AM
    Copley-Price Family YMCA in San Diego, CA

    FREE WORKSHOP FREE FEE. SHARE WIDELY!  CALL for APPOINTMENT

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  • It's Mueller Time in La Jolla!

    Thursday, December 07, 2017 at 06:00 PM
    Mira Costello's Home in La Jolla

     

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    It's Mueller Time! Lifting Generations is pleased to invite you to a night of Burgers, Beer and Buzz at the home of Mira Costello in La Jolla. Bring your buds! We'll be getting together like-minded friends for night of fun and frivolity and to celebrate how we #resist the Republican agenda. Our wins will be toasted and the cheeto will be roasted, don't miss out on the party, get a jump on the tickets here!
    December 7th, 2017 6-8 PM
    At Mira Costello's Home in La Jolla

  • Posters, Pizza, PAC Launch Party

    Sunday, January 14, 2018 at 05:00 PM
    Private La Jolla Home in La Jolla, CA

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    GET TICKETS HERE 

    Ready for the 2nd Annual Women's March this January 20th?  Please join us for Pizza and Poster making with like-minded friends as we celebrate the launch of our newly formed Lifting Generations Political Action Committee.

    Your Annual Membership will support flipping Congress to Democrats in the 2018 midterm elections and to RESISTING all forms of hate, violence, and oppression.

    The event will take place at a private home in La Jolla.  Tickets are $20 and include poster materials, pizza and refreshments.  Membership fees will vary.
    ALL PROCEEDS BENEFIT THE LIFTING GENERATIONS PAC

  • Galentines

    Saturday, February 10, 2018 at 10:00 AM
    Private La Jolla Home-Address released with ticket purchase

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    Join Lifting Generations in celebrating our love for the Dreamers (aka DACA recipients). These young adults deserve a path to citizenship, not deportation. Let's show our admiration by gathering together on February 10th in a celebration of these brave individuals who bring their talents and hard work to our Nation. Bring your friends to enjoy a delicious brunch and a valentine writing party in La Jolla.

    Purchase Tickets Here

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  • He for She: Wood-Fired Pizza & Micro Beer Tasting

    Sunday, March 11, 2018 at 05:00 PM

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    Strong men stand with women as we resist together.  Show your support for women and enjoy a variety of pizza hot from our brand new 3,000 pound wood-fired backyard pizza oven and chilled local microbrews.  All proceeds go to flipping Congress in 2018.

    Join us from 5 PM to 8 PM on Sunday, March 11, 2018 at a Baja La Jolla home - address provided with ticket receipt.

    Get your tickets before they're gone!

    Click here: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/heforshe

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  • drum circle

    Tuesday, March 13, 2018 at 06:30 PM
    Bird Rock Park in La Jolla, CA

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  • UndocU Series

    Wednesday, March 14, 2018 at 04:00 PM
    UNDOCU SERIES

    PLEASE SHARE!

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  • Voting is My Superpower! Yoga Event

    Saturday, June 02, 2018 at 03:00 PM
    Private La Jolla Home- Address Revealed Upon Ticket Purchase

    Voting is My Super Power! Yoga Event

    Saturday, June 2nd 3 PM - 5 PM

    in La Jolla

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    On Saturday, June 2nd from 3 PM to 5 PM take part in a yoga class at a beautiful private La Jolla location.  Melt away stress with likeminded folks with the security that your contribution will help to flip Congress to democrats!  The theme of this event is “Voting Is My Superpower!”  We are excited to welcome San Diego City Council President Pro Tem, Barbara Bry, who will be speaking on the importance of voting.
    Enjoy a drink from our Kombucha Bar and walk away with our new t-shirt lovingly designed by artist and LiftGen member Elizabeth Tobias!  There will be an adult yoga class and a kids yoga class led by Lauren Archer and Andrea Esajian.  Don't forget to grab the LiftGen voter guide when you walk out refreshed and rejuvenated and just in time for the June 5th primary!

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    This will be a popular event!  Get your tickets now!

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  • Pride Parade 2018

    Saturday, July 14, 2018 at 11:00 AM
    Pride Parade San Diego in Hillcrest, CA

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    March with us at San Diego Pride 

    Theme: Persist with Pride
    Date: July 14, 2018
    Time: 11:00 am
    Locations: The parade begins at the Hillcrest Pride Flag at University Ave. and Normal St., proceeds west on University Ave., turns south on 6th Ave., turns left onto Balboa Dr. and ends at Quince Dr.
    Route Length: 1.5 miles
    Cost: This is a free, community event.

  • July 15 LiftGen Steering Committee Meeting

    Sunday, July 15, 2018 at 09:00 AM
    Private Home in La Jolla or North PB email for address in San Diego, CA

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    Want to learn more about what we do?  Considering getting more involved?  We need you for as much time or energy as you can give!  Come join our (re)sisterhood!  Email Trish for meeting location: trish@cuttingedgeeducation.com

  • Meetings with Senators Feinstein and Harris Feb 6

    Wednesday, February 06, 2019 at 12:30 PM
    880 Front St. Suite 3246
  • meetings with Senator Feinstein and Harris April 3

    Wednesday, April 03, 2019 at 12:30 PM