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Struggling to Breathe Workshop and Panel Discussion
Virginia League of Conservation Voters, Fight for $15 and Central Virginia Asthma Coalition will hold an event on Saturday, December 9th at Sixth Mount Zion Baptist Church (14 W Duval St., Richmond, VA 23220) from 1 - 5 PM. The workshop will focus on asthma home and school resources. The panel will consist of testimonies from workers, parents and experts on housing, environmental issues and health care. Click here to view the event flyer. Contact Becky Ryon at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Economic Justice Community Forum
Our Economic Justice Forum was rescheduled in light of the tragedy that took place in Charlottesville in September. The new date for the event is December 16th. The event will take place at the St. Luke Lutheran Church (7757 Chippenham Pkway, Richmond, VA 23225) from 10 AM - 3 PM. There will be breakout sessions on student loan debt, workers' rights, affordable housing and the future of healthcare. Participants will learn the tools necessary to effectively advocate for economic justice reform. Click here to RSVP. Please contact Elena Langworthy at email@example.com with questions or concerns.
Women's Equality Coalition Summit
Women around the country and in Virginia are leading change in this country in a way we've never seen before. The Women's Equality Summit is a chance to celebrate the successes and learn how to build on them. Join women from across Virginia and be part of this important event on December 9th in Richmond.
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
It’s good practice to review/refresh cybersecurity procedures from time to time. Here are some tips:
Email is inherently insecure so you shouldn’t send vital information like usernames and passwords, credit card numbers and the like. If you aren’t sure about an attachment which has been sent to you, don’t open it. Contact the sender if anything seems amiss to double check that they actually sent you something legit.
If you get an email that appears to be from somebody like your bank, AMAZON, Google, etc that directs you to a website, be careful. Some direct you to fake websites that look like the real thing, gather your information, and steal your usernames and password for nefarious purposes. If in doubt, login directly to the real website, don’t follow the link.
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