EVENTS: Islamophobia Teach-In, Communities United, Support Ossoff, Marches, and More (April 8, 2017)

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Here are a few updates, covering important events in the coming weeks. We will return with a TPM-focused newsletter next week.

Tomorrow (Sunday, April 9): Islamophobia Teach-In

Get information about how the government, media, entertainment industry and other institutions in our society target Muslim citizens and foster intolerance and racism. Join us as we learn from experts who are knowledgeable about the institutional nature of Islamophobia through a civil and human rights lens. Find out how to oppose anti-Muslim policies that affect our neighbors and destroy families and communities.

Sun, April 9, 20173:00 PM–5:00 PM
Piney Branch Elementary School

Organized by Takoma Park Mobilization and co-sponsored by the Montgomery County Civil Rights Coalition.

Seating is limited. Sign up here for a free ticket, which is required for entry.

Launch: Communities United Against Hate – Montgomery County (April 23)

Please support the launch of Communities United Against Hate – Montgomery County is a nonpartisan organization that unites our diverse community to combat bigotry, support victims of hate, and promote inclusiveness in Montgomery County, Maryland.

Sunday, April 234:30 PM-6:30 PM
Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School
4301 East-West Highway
Bethesda, MD 20814

A wide and exciting list of speakers including Brian Frosh, Maryland Attorney General. Register for the event for free here.

People’s Climate March (April 29) + Sign-Making

The Takoma Park Mobilization will be out in force at the People’s Climate Movement’s March for Climate, Jobs, and Justice, Saturday, April 29. TPM and allied groups are organizing buses downtown from Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School, and we’ll also travel together by Metrorail from Takoma and Silver Spring. Stay tuned for information!

And… the Takoma Park Mobilization is teaming up with local restaurants to hold two SIGN-MAKING parties. Come socialize, eat, drink, support your local businesses, make your Metro meet-up plans, and MAKE THOSE SIGNS. Some sign-making materials will be provided, but please bring your own if you can… poster board, markers, paper towel tubes, and markers much appreciated. No glitter please, at our hosts’ requests.
  • Roscoe’s Pizzeria, Tuesday, April 18, 7pm. Make signs for the Science March (April 22)  and/or the People’s Climate March (April 29).
  • Denizen’s Brewery, Monday April 24, 7pm. Make signs for the People’s Climate March.

May Day Action: Immigrants and Workers March (May 1)

Join our friends at CASA and many thousands of others on May 1, international workers’ day.

As attacks on immigrants and refugees continue under the Trump Administration, we must unite to demand respect and fairness. On May 1st (May Day), we come together in Washington to show the world we will not be intimidated by the attacks on immigrants and those seeking opportunity in the United States.

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Ossoff GOTV Effort Starts Tuesday

Democrat Jon Ossoff is in a tight race for the open Georgia District 6 congressional seat. Here’s recent NY Times coverage of the race. The special election takes place April 18. Our friends at Do the Most Good–Montgomery and the JWalkers Action Group have organized to support Ossoff and need your help.

“GOTV (Get Out The Vote) is an intense period of phone banking and canvassing and doing everything possible to get every single Ossoff support in Georgia’s 6th District to the polls on April 18. We have 2-3 phone banks every day except Good Friday and Easter, and we are launching a Canvass to Georgia on Thursday morning, April 13, returning Sunday, April 16. We need all hands on deck! Please consider what’s at stake here: showing the Republicans (and ourselves) that we are serious about flipping states and taking back our Congress. Click the sign-up link here or below, check out the available times and towns, and SIGN UP FOR AT LEAST ONE PHONE BANK and maybe even an excellent 4-day adventure to Georgia!!”

Sign up for Takoma Park or other Montgomery County phone banking – or for Georgia canvassing. We are calling every day or night until the election except Good Friday and Easter.

Sign up for Text Message Action Alerts

Join the Takoma Park Mobilization Rapid Reaction Network. Sign up for SMS alerts about breaking hate crimes and other incidents, as well as action alerts that cover short-notice events, lobbying needs, testimony opportunities, and related issues.

Sign up for SMS alerts here.

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