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Job Opportunity - Healthcare Policy Analyst
The Commonwealth Institute is looking for a Policy Analyst who specializes in health care. An ideal candidate has experience in conducting policy research and quantitative analysis with a passion for improving the lives of middle-class and low-income Virginians. Click here to view the full job description and to find out to apply.
Train the Trainers Opportunity - Civil Disobedience
We want to build more capacity in Virginia to train activists to engage in more direct action, more peaceful protests that disrupt the status quo and demand change. To do that we are bringing back Andrew Willis Garces from Training For Change to do a train the trainers session on December 9th and 10th in Richmond. Space will be limited so we encourage you to sign up soon if you want to participate. There is also a shorter half day training on December 9th for anyone interested in training on how to help with security for those who are participating in marches and protests. You can also register for that training online. We hope many of our partners will take advantage of this opportunity.
Time to Think About Hustling During the General Assembly Session
Beginning last year VCET provided the Hustle app to our partners. Our hope was that you would use that functionality to increase your ability to engage your members during the General Assembly session. If you're not using it yet, you're missing out on a great tool. Contact Freddie Berry at Freddie@engageva.org in starting to use this powerful texting tool.
Lobbyist in a Box Subscription
VCET will have Lobbyist in a Box for the 2018 General Assembly session. The cost for member organizations is $175. We can accept a few more organizations for this program. We will only accept organizations who are partners in good standing. Please contact Freddie Berry at Freddie@engageva.org if you would like to be included. Freddie will need the name of the person who will have the ID and their email address. We will send out invoices at the beginning of December.
Data Tip of the Week
News, Perspectives, Data, and Stats
A political scientist who studies misinformation talks about the current environment.
The story of how a tiny study of chocolate got blown out of proportion.
How Trump is changing how immigration laws are enforced.
After 2016, many public pollsters decided to not change anything. The article does however quote multiple progressive community members who are embracing innovation and learning.
What might Tuesday mean for efforts to take back the House in 2018?
A thread rounding up posts from HFA staff about their digital operation last year.
Planned VAN Outage
While this should effect very few people, VAN will be doing server maintenance this weekend through Monday. Outages will start at 7 AM each day and should last only 10 to 15 minutes. The work will commence on Saturday, November 18; Sunday, November 19; and Monday, November 20 from 7 AM to 7:15 AM Eastern.
Upcoming VAN Trainings
There are only a few trainings scheduled for the rest of this month. If you have questions or need training specific to your organization, please contact Eric.
Thur, Nov 30th 3:00 PM ET
Sign up here: https://register.gotowebinar.com/rt/2291237480588843777
VAN Data Entry
Tues, Nov 21st 3:00 PM ET
Sign up here: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/rt/7072307663184317442
Recorded Quiz for Data Entry: https://goo.gl/forms/rPKVkNjPzugViZgm2
Introduction to My Campaign
Tues, Nov 21st 1:00 PM ET
Sign up here: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/rt/3734978706539494914
Calendar of Events
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