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Protecting Your Organization
Many of us worry a little more about the potential for an unfriendly IRS to attack our organizations in this new world we live in. While we can't guarantee we can help you sleep better at night, we can give you some tools to help. Attached you'll find the Weathering The Storm checklist. This is a tool that is designed to allow you to analyze your organization in detail and determine where you might be most vulnerable and what you need to have in place to protect yourself. Take the survey and better understand where you need help. If you're having trouble figuring out how to remedy some of these, contact our Executive Director, Julie Emery, for help identifying resources that might be available.
Support the Fight for Good Jobs40,000 CWA members at AT&T nationwide (including those in Virginia) are planning to go on strike today at 3pm unless a contract is negotiated. They plan to return to work Monday, so any support on the picket lines over the weekend would be great. You can find more about their fight for a fair contract at http://goodjobsatt.org. Find a picket line at https://actionnetwork.org/event_campaigns/strike-at-att-mobility.
Help Us Find The Next VAPLP Class
The second cohort of the Virginia Progressive Leadership Project just graduated. They are 13 amazing individuals from all across Virginia. We're hard at work looking for the next group of amazing leaders. We want a diverse group of passionate individuals who are already demonstrating leadership in some way. We hope to see leaders who are passionate about immigrant rights, voting rights, environmental justice, criminal justice reform, women's reproductive health and all the other important issues we work on. You know some amazing leaders. Please talk to them about applying for the program. If you have questions, please contact Julie Emery at Julie@engageva.org.
Data Tip of the Week
News, Perspectives, Data, and StatsThe polls in the first round of the French Presidential election were very accurate, but they were way off in the second round.
Political scientists look at the lessons and implications of the French election.
Civis Analytics put out this report on the effects of Voter ID. Rick Hasen collected the counter-arguments.
How abnormal was Comey’s firing, graphed.
Gun ownership is increasingly partisan, and increasingly part of partisan identity.
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