LiftGen Newsletter September 12th 2017

“If you get tired, learn to rest, not to quit.” –Banksy

The news can feel overwhelming.  The attacks on women, immigrants, and minorities keep coming. We can experience battle fatigue.  Take a rest, pull back a bit, but do not give up.  We have a place for you to do exactly that.  Our next event, Mending Hope, is a space for you to reconnect and process the hurt and suffering we have been experiencing.  Save October 10th in your calendar and plan to join an intimate and uplifting art-making gathering that will also support the Lifting Generations Political Action Committee.

Quick Actions – At Home

Tell Your Members of Congress to Defend the DACAmented

This link will prompt you to select your state and you will get state-specific information and a call script, so you can make the call.

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Oppose Secretary of Education DeVos’ dismantling protections for campus rape victims
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Call: Department of Education, 800-872-5327.

Script: Hi, I’m from [ZIPCODE], and I’m concerned about Betsy DeVos’ efforts to dismantle Title IX (nine) which would weaken protections for survivors of sexual assault. I am calling to request keeping these protections in place. Thank you.


LIFTING GENERATIONS ACTION


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Join us for an evening of expressive art making in an intimate creative sanctuary at The Expressive Arts Institute at NTC Liberty Station. This fundraising event supports the LIFTING GENERATIONS POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEE and is an opportunity to reach within, recenter and recharge as we continue our commitment to mending hope and resisting all forms of racism, hate, violence and oppression against women, immigrants and minority communities.

WhatMending Hope

When: October 10th 6:30 PM-8:30 PM

Where: The Expressive Arts Institute 2820 Roosevelt Rd #204 San Diego, CA 92106

Why: Meet like-minded people resisting the Trump Agenda and educate yourself on the latest work of the ACLU.

How: Registration will be available soon at liftinggenerations.com Minimum Donation: $50

EDUCATE: RESOURCE OF THE WEEK

What is a PAC?

We are excited to announce that Lifting Generations has filed our paperwork with the Federal Elections Commission (FEC) to become a PAC (Political Action Committee).  What this means is we can now raise money to fund candidates who align with our vision and our goal to turn the U.S. House of Representatives to majority control by Democrats at the 2018 elections.  Here’s a nice definition of a PAC and how much money they can raise:

Political Action Committee (PAC) — A popular term for a political committee organized for the purpose of raising and spending money to elect and defeat candidates. Most PACs represent business, labor or ideological interests. PACs can give $5,000 to a candidate committee per election (primary, general or special). They can also give up to $15,000 annually to any national party committee, and $5,000 annually to any other PAC. PACs may receive up to $5,000 from any one individual, PAC or party committee per calendar year. A PAC must register with the FEC within 10 days of its formation, providing name and address for the PAC, its treasurer and any connected organizations. Affiliated PACs are treated as one donor for the purpose of contribution limits.  PACs have been around since 1944, when the Congress of Industrial Organizations (CIO) formed the first one to raise money for the re-election of President Franklin D. Roosevelt.

Reference: opensecrets.org

VOLUNTEER @ LIFTING GENERATIONS

Email us at info@liftinggenerations.com to let us know how you would like to get involved and we will get you going!

Respectfully,

Trish 

Chair of Lifting Generations (formerly Women Will)

 


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  • Tricia Gallagher-Geurtsen
    published this page in News 2017-09-12 15:32:51 -0700