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NOPE! ACTIONS FOR JULY 2017

Here are things you can do this month:

  • July 18: Kill the Bill Day of Action - Meet at the Russell Senate Building (Corner of C St., NE and First St. NE) at 12:00 p.m. to protest TrumpCare.
  • July 19: NOPE! Neighbors meeting - We will present NOPE's plan for the Race for Democracy. This is a fundraising “race” to support VA Delegate candidates who are running for state House of Delegates positions in the upcoming November elections. Other agenda topics include Immigrant/refugee support and service efforts and Resistance reading - On Tyranny by Timothy Snyder, and more. RSVP to nopeneighbors@gmail.com for time and location.
  • July 26: Bystander Intervention Training - 6:30-9:00 p.m. Conducted by a representative of the Montgomery County Civil Rights Coalition (MCCRC), we will learn how to support community members who are being publicly harassed. The trainer will first present an orientation to the history and principles of nonviolence and bystander intervention. Then we’ll practice specific de-escalation techniques as a bystander in a variety of scenarios. RSVP here: https://goo.gl/forms/zElPJMakjqcq7bax2
  • Buy a rainbow flag - They look great with your Hate Has No Home Here sign! Purchase at Amazon or if you want to support a small, local business, go to Kengla Flag at 4708 Wisconsin Avenue, NW. 

 

NOPE! Actions for June 2017

Here are things you can do this month:

  • Wednesday, June 7 -  Heather Booth: Changing the World, a new documentary movie showing  in DC at Avalon Theater. Heather Booth is a legendary, lifelong activist.  She’s one of the most influential women you may never have heard of. 
  • Thursday, June 8 - Jon Ossoff for Congress phone bank, in Chevy Chase, DC. The GA6 Congressional special election is June 20. It will be close. Every call will count. Reply to nopeneighbors@gmail.com if you plan to join us and we'll send you the address. Bring: Cell phone & charger, laptop OR tablet & charger, headset or earbuds with a mic (to make calling more comfortable). Walk-ins are welcome - bring along interested friends and family. For information on other phone bank opportunities. and feel free  share this Volunteer Sign-Up Form with anyone who might be interested in joining our efforts.
  • Monday, June 12 - Nope Neighbors meeting -- Our agenda (draft) includes discussion of the Virginia delegate races (flip VA from red to blue);  Immigration (providing direct service to those in need); Climate change (now what??); Redistricting (focusing on races at all levels); Congress and the White House (leveraging Indivisible's guidance to our networks); DC Home Rule (with Chaffetz retiring, what next?); Book review and discussion (On Tyranny by Tim Snyder).  RSVP to NopeNeighbors@gmail.com and we'll send the meeting location. 
  • Sunday, June 25 -  Resist, Retreat, Resign? A Workshop for Federal Employees. At the Georgetown Public Library Meeting Room, 2:00-4:30 p.m. This workshop is with and for federal employees concerned about their rights under the new administration. Through discussions with experts in labor law, democracy, and federal workplace protections, attendees of this interactive planning & action session will: 1) learn more about their rights as private citizens and in the workplace; 2) strategize ways to build solidarity in their agencies; and 3) build networks across agencies. The workshop is "Chatham House" rules - off the record and what is said in the room stays in the room. No discussion of civil disobedience or any kind of illegal action.
  • Hate Has No Home Here - Want a sign? We're going to order them once we know how many are needed.  Reply to nopeneighbors@gmail.com and let us know how many you want. They make nice house gifts too. We expect the cost to be around $10.  
  • Bystander training - In Chevy Chase, DC, date TBD. See someone being harassed, but don't know what to do?  Learn how to engage to help the one who is being attacked and diffuse the situation.