If you can't make the DC Meetup, join me and other activists at the Loudoun County office of Rep. Barbara Comstock (R–Outgoing), located on Rt. 7W in Sterling, in the same shopping center as a GEICO office (with signage). Parking is available on site and in the adjacent shopping center. We will be standing outside along Rt 7. [more inside]
Austin MeFites: come band together and stand together at city hall this evening as we mobilize to demand protection for the Mueller investigation to hold president Trump and the cronies of his administration accountable for their actions. The forced resignation of Jeff Sessions and the subsequent replacement of Rod Rosenstein by Trumpist stooge Matt Whittaker should not go unanswered. This is nothing but a transparent step towards ending or discrediting the investigation, and the people of Austin, Texas will not be fooled. [more inside]
So though the Second Saturday Second City Stand-Up Sanity Check Committee has been silent for a few months (though I know many of us have not been inactive), the Long Room (which has hosted us many times) and 5 Rabbit Brewery are hosting a benefit for Chicago Votes. Let's hang before the weekend [more inside]
Read and Resist is a monthly book club featuring books relevant to the Resistance. Our sixth meeting will be a discussion of "White Fragility" by Robin DiAngelo. We will have coffee and donuts at the book club. We are meeting in Room 302 from 1-3pm at The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Community Center. [more inside]
The DC DSA chapter's next general meeting is 3-5pm on Sunday, 9/9, and I thought it would be great for those of us who are going or who are interested in politics and activism generally to have a place to talk shop afterward. You are also absolutely welcome if you aren't interested in the DSA -- this meetup is truly for DC progressives of all stripes. The cafe, Le Pain Quotidien, is chosen for its proximity to Dupont Circle Metro.
Help fundraise for the NYC DSA and socialize with socialists at the Semi-Formal That’s Not Really Formal! Music! Drinks! Sashes! Statuettes! Decorations by me! 15$ suggested donation - red dress encouraged. Sign up on Facebook or Eventbrite.
The DC DSA chapter's next general meeting is 3-5pm on Sunday, 8/19, and I thought it would be great for those of us who are going or who are interested in politics and activism generally to have a place to talk shop afterward. You are also absolutely welcome if you aren't interested in the DSA -- this meetup is truly for DC progressives of all stripes. The cafe, Le Pain Quotidien, is chosen for its proximity to Dupont Circle Metro. [more inside]
East Bay DSA has a new member orientation, open to the public ("New members and not-yet-members are welcome"), this Sunday (Jul 8) from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Bushrod Park is on 59th Street between Shattuck and Telegraph, about a mile from Ashby BART station. [more inside]
Hi! After discussion about the DSA in the politics megathread and some enthusiastic PMs, someone suggested we make an IRL event (thanks bilabial!). This is pretty much what it says on the tin. I've never been to this working group before, so I don't totally know what to expect, but I would be happy to meet up with various MeFites there. This is the DSA's description of the event.
The DC DSA chapter's next general meeting is 3-5pm on Sunday, 7/8, and I thought it would be great for those of us who are going or who are interested in politics and activism generally to have a place to talk shop afterward. You are also absolutely welcome if you are ambivalent about joining or being involved in the DSA or don't want to go to the meeting -- this meetup is truly for DC progressives of all stripes. The cafe, Peregrine Express, was chosen for its proximity to the Eastern Market Metro. [more inside]
On June 30, we’ll join with people rallying in Washington, D.C. and around the country to tell Donald Trump and his administration to end this cruel and inhumane zero tolerance policy, to stop dehumanizing immigrants and migrants, and to end family detention and separation. (Cribbed from official event description) [more inside]
Mrs. Pterodactyl and I can't wait for June 30. We'll be meeting to protest in front of the White House on Friday, June 22, during lunchtime. [more inside]
Let's meet the week of Memorial Day for a brief planning session to talk with our legislators about ICE abuse and the need to protect immigrants. [more inside]
I'm posting this to allow coordination for any MeFites, local or visiting for the occasion, who will be attending the March for Our Lives on the 24th. [more inside]
Yes, we're still doing our American political hellscape support group. This month, again, we've got postcards. I should have gubernatorial primary postcards for Biss and some GOTV for Roskam's district. We meet at the Long Room! Feel free to bring a friend. We meet, talk politics, support one another in our efforts to Resist & Persist. Drink and eat. [more inside]
Hey everyone! I’ll be marching with the DSA for the Women’s March on Jan. 20th. The meetup page wit more information is here!
Socialize With The Socialists! Holiday Party and concert featuring dreamwave band Sounds Of Ceres (music video) and decor by yours truly in the legendary (underground but actually above ground ) music venue. 8pm-12. 20$ suggested. Quieter bar area available, brief speeches by local DSA politicians, and lots of merch and camaraderie. Facebook. Pre-Order tickets on Eventbrite
Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) is holding a Town Hall on Sunday, April 9th at Alumni Hall at Pitt, from doors opening at 2:15PM to the conclusion of the event at 4:30. Political MeFi Meetup? [more inside]
D-CA 13th District Congresswoman Barbara Lee is holding a Town Hall meeting on the Affordable Care Act. Seating is first-come, first serve. The event is scheduled for 10 am to 11:30 am. [more inside]
Scheduled for 4:30-6 at the Minneapolis Federal Building. Any MeFites wanna meet up (or just show up)? [more inside]
Hey all! I'm putting on an air hockey tournament to raise money for the American Civil Liberties Union. The event is called Give A Puck! Beginners are welcome -- in fact, most of us are beginners! There will be beer, prizes, and a speaker from the ACLU to talk about all the great work they’re doing. Bring your friends! All proceeds go to the ACLU. [more inside]
"Stop the Swamp Cabinet" Rally-Sen. Feinstein's office, San Francisco [more inside]
Look, I know a lot of us are coming to the March, and I bet a lot of us don't yet have plans on anyone to march with. And I know that some of us would like Pussy Hats to wear and some of us can make 'em; it seems like a good idea to coordinate in advance on that. [more inside]
In the aftermath of the election, I've been looking for ways to be more active and effective in our local political scene and come up confused/disappointed. Local party organization seems closed/inactive, but I also am a TOTAL NEWBIE. This meetup will be to discuss our coping strategies and action strategies for the next four years. Brooklyn Inn, 148 Hoyt St. Subways: A/C/G to Hoyt, F to Bergen, 2/3/4/5 to Nevins (10 minute walk), many trains to Atlantic-Pacific (10 minute walk)
You'll watch and hear the debate on a large screen TV, while 8 of Portland's funniest comedians send tweet-heckles that scroll up the bottom of the screen. Featuring Nariko Ott, JoAnn Schinderle, Alex Falcone, Katie Nguyen and Metafilter's own msalt. [more inside]
"The Science Fiction genre is known for tackling important social issues and examining the human condition, as well as things exploding or being on fire. Alex DeCampi (Smoke, Grindhouse), Adam Rakunas (Windswept), Margaret Trauth (Decrypting Rita), Douglas Wolk (Judge Dredd: Mega City 2) and Arthur Wyatt (2000AD) take a look at the tropes and themes of modern SF and the intersection of flashy eye-candy and deeper meaning." That's right - an ECCC panel with not one, not two, but three Mefites! If you are at ECCC, swing on by!
The Puget Sound District of the International Socialist Organization is hosting a "BBQ, beer, and conversation about radical labor history" in Ballard featuring MY MOM Anne Mackie, revolutionary socialist and former Teamsters Union organizer. If you plan to attend please RSVP via Facebook (so the organizers can get a head count) in addition to RSVPing here, arrive promptly, and read the homework assignments (1, 2, 3, 4) in advance.
This is a walking tour of San Francisco's waterfront labor history, with talks by labor historians along the way. Starts at noon at 240 2nd Street, in front of the Marine Firemen’s hall near Howard. It's a part of LaborFest 2014. [more inside]
WORD — Women Organized to Resist and Defend — is calling on all those who can to join the protest in Austin on July 1, and for those who can’t to organize and join solidarity actions across the country. [more inside]
"Shell Game!" an exhibition of nine 6x4 foot paintings depicting the revolutions of 2011 by Molly Crabapple will finally be available for public viewing on April 14th, 7-10pm at the Smart Clothes Gallery, located at 154 Stanton Street, between Houston and Suffolk, New York City. I'll be there and I'd like you to come. [more inside]
There are 3 events going on Saturday afternoon around the capitol: Noon - Farmer Labor Tractorcade around the Capitol Square, 2 pm - Arts Workers March Together (from the Overture Center for the Arts), 3 pm - AFL-CIO rally at the Capitol. So let's meet up before all that to get warm, get caffeinated and get ready. I'm flexible on location, I picked Michelangelo's because it's close and I was there last weekend.