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January 2019 Upcoming Training and Volunteer Opportunities
to Jan 31

January 2019 Upcoming Training and Volunteer Opportunities

Learn how to become a citizen advocate – just in time for the General Assembly to kick off on Jan. 14. Training opportunities coming up from Fair Districts GA, Feminist Women’s Health Center, Tzedek Georgia and the New Sanctuary Movement of Atlanta, IndivisibleGA04, Georgia Equality, and SPARK (Reproductive Justice Now), and then you can put it all into practice at Citizen Lobby Days with Common Cause of Georgia.

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*October/ November Volunteer Opportunities (statewide/metro Atlanta + Macon)
to Nov 30

*October/ November Volunteer Opportunities (statewide/metro Atlanta + Macon)

*OCTOBER / NOVEMBER VOLUNTEER OPPS UPDATE* (statewide/metro Atlanta + Macon)

#1 way you can impact Nov. 6? Registering and turning out voters. Multiply your impact! Tuesday, Oct. 9 is the voter registration deadline. And Tuesday, Nov. 6 - only four weeks later - is the election.

Come volunteer with the organizations below doing critical voter registration – as well as GOTV/postcarding, voter ID assistance, and rides to the polls – in October and November. Opps here from A Chance for Georgia, the Sierra Club of Georgia, Spread the Vote Georgia, Georgia Equality, New American Pathways, Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Atlanta, New Georgia Project, 9to5, Georgia Muslim Voter Project, OurVoteNow, Georgia Engaged, Let Georgia Vote, GALEO, Center for Pan Asian Community Services and Georgia Immigrant Alliance for Civic Empowerment, New American Pathways, Necessary Trouble (Indivisible), Georgia WAND, ProGeorgia, and Progressive Salon Indivisible Illinois

And as always, if you can't come out: challenge yourself to check in with at least ONE of your friends, family, co-workers, people you meet, etc., to VERIFY if they're registered to vote. If they don't know for sure, help them check their status at: www.mvp.sos.ga.gov/MVP/mvp.do.

If you'd like to join a metro Atlanta group of volunteers, please fill out this form at https://bit.ly/2Rn8TDA and request to join the Facebook group Metro Atlanta Voter Registration Volunteers! If you're outside of metro Atlanta, please PM Anne Isenhower or Martha Shockey on Facebook.


Rides to the polls: A Chance for Georgia is looking for volunteer drivers in all GA districts to help people get to the polls for early voting AND election day. For more info/to sign up: https://docs.google.com/…/1FAIpQLSdp9dirNFS3ljg-wS…/viewform

GOTV (canvassing/phone banking):
-Every Wed (Oct 17/24/31), 
-Every Sat (Oct 20/27/Nov 3), 11:30am-3pm/3-6:30pm,www.signupgenius.com/go/70a0f4daba629a0f94-canvassing
-Every Sun (Oct 21/28/Nov 4), 1-5pm,www.signupgenius.com/go/70a0f4daba629a0f94-canvassing
Voter ID assistance: 
*Every Thu, 12-3pm @ Toco Hills Community Alliance (1790 LaVista Road)
*Tue, Oct 16, 9-11am @ Sweet Mission, South Cobb (6289 Veterans Memorial Hwy #12a, Austell)
*Sat, Oct 20, 12-5pm @ Block Party to Educate the Voters, Cobb Panhellenic Council (Fair Oaks Park, 1460 Brandon Dr., Marietta) 
To RSVP/for more info, contact Sonya L. Bryant-Jenkins, Georgia Chapter Coordinator, georgia@spreadthevote.org
Voter reg:
*Sat, Oct 20, 3-6:30pm @ Little Five Points Halloween Parade (1083 Austin Ave NE), www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0448aeaf23a1fb6-little 
GOTV (canvassing/phone banking)
(all @ CPACS office, 3510 Shallowford Rd NE)
*Thu, Oct 18, 5-8pm; *Fri, Oct 19, 5-8pm; *Sat, Oct 20, 11am-2pm; *Wed, Oct 24, 5-8pm; *Thu, Oct 25, 5-8pm; *Fri, Oct 26, 5-8pm; *Sat, Oct 27, 11am-2pm; *Fri, Nov 2, 5-8pm; *Sun, Nov 4, 11am-2pm; *Mon, Nov 5, 5-8pm
GOTV (canvassing/phone bank)
*Sat, Oct 13, 9am-1pm @ TEA Walk @ CPACS
Voter reg:
*Sat, Oct 6, 4:30-8pm/7:30-11pm @ International Night Market (1000 North Point Cir, Alpharetta), www.signupgenius.com/go/508084ea4a629aaff2-international
Voter reg:
*Fri, Oct 6, 2-6pm @ Lakewood Ampitheatre/Praise in the Park
To RSVP/for more info: Jessica Malcom, jessica@9to5.org.
GOTV (phone banking): 
-Wed, Oct 17, 5-8pm @ UGA (Miller Learning Center Room 205),www.signupgenius.com/go/70a094ea9ad22aafd0-2018 
-Thu, Oct 18, 5-8pm @ Agnes Scott (141 E College Ave, Decatur),www.signupgenius.com/go/4090f4daba62ca4fc1-20181 
-Mon, Oct 22, 5-8pm @ GA Tech (350 Ferst Dr NW),www.signupgenius.com/go/4090f4daba62ca4fc1-20182
-Tue, Oct 23, 5-8pm @ IMAN Atl (1523 Ralph D. Abernathy Blvd),www.signupgenius.com/go/4090f4daba62ca4fc1-20183
Voter education and engagement (youth):
OurVoteNow is looking for social media ambassadors and community based organizers from Georgia schools (high school juniors & seniors or anyone who has graduated from a GA high school in the past 4 years). Remote work can be done from anywhere with a good internet connection. OurVoteNow's seeks remove barriers between young voters and the ballot and to support candidates who fight alongside young voters and for issues we care about. 
For more info/to get in touch: https://goo.gl/forms/5JdXDmmX7Vt9UOnJ3, or ourvotenow@gmail.com 
GOTV (various):
#LeftToWomen is an initiative created by women for women. We gather in homes or meet in restaurants and talk to only women voters about issues that impact us the most. Childcare is provided at many events, and there are ways to help besides knocking on doors. If you're interested in getting involved but don't know how, start here! Training and partners are always provided! Events are constantly updated, please check back often.www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0b4ea5a82ea0fe3-left If you'd like to host an event please reach out to Jessica@gaengaged.org
GOTV (canvassing) in Metro Atlanta 
*Every Mon-Thu, 10am-8pm @ LAV office (5920 Roswell Rd Suite A-208, Sandy Springs, next to the Anne Frank Exhibit)
*Every Fri-Sat 10am-6pm @ LAV office (shifts start 10, 1, 4)
*Every Sun 12-6pm @ LAV office (shifts start 12, 3)
ATL sign up: https://goo.gl/forms/Siy73vnkwp557DlX2
In Athens (shifts will start at local meeting places, to be confirmed 3 days prior)
*Every Mon-Fri 4pm
*Every Sat (non-game days) 11am and 2pm
*Every Sun 12pm and 3pm
Athens sign up: https://goo.gl/forms/7urX105h7TO1264q2 
For more info: Porsha White, porsha@letamericavote.org
For partnership opportunities with Let America Vote and Indivisible Georgia Sixth District – Sign up here: www.facebook.com/events/270904700207774/
GALEO (Georgia Association of Latino Elected Officials): 
-- GOTV (phone banking - for Spanish speakers)
(all events at GALEO Norcross @ 708 Holcomb Bridge Rd, Norcross)
*Thu, Oct 18, 5-8pm; *Thu, Oct 25, 5-8pm; *Thu, Nov 1, 5-8pm; *Mon, Nov 5, 5-8pm
-- GOTV (canvassing - for Spanish speakers)
(all events starting at GALEO Norcross @ 708 Holcomb Bridge Rd, Norcross)
*Sat, Oct 20, 10am-3pm; *Sun, Oct 21, 10am-3pm; *Sat, Oct 27, 10am-3pm; *Sun, Oct 28, 10am-3pm
-- GOTV (canvassing):
*Wed, Oct 17, 5-8pm @ Norcross/Tucker (AAAJ: 5680 Oakbrook Pkwy, #148)
*Sat, Oct 20, 11am-2pm @ Doraville/B'haven (CPACS: 3510 Shallowford Rd)
*Sat, Oct 20, 11am-2pm @ Duluth/Lawrenceville (Dunkin: 1942 Atkinson Rd NW, #900)
*Wed, Oct 24, 5-8pm @ Norcross/Tucker (AAAJ: 5680 Oakbrook Pkwy, #148)
*Sat, Oct 27, 11am-2pm @ Doraville/B'haven (CPACS: 3510 Shallowford Rd)
*Sun, Oct 28, 2-6pm @ Morrow (Dunkin: 5663 Jonesboro Rd, Lake City)
*Wed, Oct 31, 5-8pm @ Clarkston (Dunkin: 4760 Memorial Dr)
*Thu, Nov 1, 5-8pm @ Duluth/Lawrenceville (Dunkin: 1942 Atkinson Rd NW, #900)
*Fri, Nov 2, 5-8pm @ Norcross/Tucker (AAAJ: 5680 Oakbrook Pkwy, #148)
*Sat, Nov 3, 11am-2pm @ Doraville/B'haven (CPACS: 3510 Shallowford Rd)
*Sat, Nov 3, 11am-2pm @ Duluth/Lawrenceville (Dunkin: 1942 Atkinson Rd NW, #900)
*Sun, Nov 4, 11am-2pm @ Doraville/B'haven (CPACS: 3510 Shallowford Rd)
*Sun, Nov 4, 11am-2pm @ Duluth/Lawrenceville (Dunkin: 1942 Atkinson Rd NW, #900)
*Mon, Nov 5, 5-8pm @ Norcross/Tucker (AAAJ: 5680 Oakbrook Pkwy, #148)
-- GOTV (phone banking) (all events at CPACS office, 3510 Shallowford Rd):
*Every Fri (Oct 19/26, Nov 2), 5-8pm
*Every Sat (Oct 20/27, Nov 3), 11am-2pm
*Mon, Oct 15, 5-8pm; *Thu, Oct 18, 5-8pm; *Wed, Oct 24, 5-8pm; *Thu, Oct 25, 5-8pm; *Sun, Nov 4, 11am-2pm; *Mon, Nov 5, 5-8pm
GOTV (canvassing):
*Every Sat AND Sun, 12pm @ Deshong Park (2859 N Deshon Rd, Stone Mountain), contact Meymoona Freeman, meymoona@icloud.com, (404) 957-3227.
GOTV (postcarding):
*Wed, Oct 24, 6:30-8:30pm @ Clairmont & N Druid Hills 
To RSVP/get more info/schedule other group or one-on-one sessions: Kristin, leydigbryant@gmail.com 
GEORGIA WAND (Georgia Women's Action for New Directions):
Get Out The Vote (GOTV):
Every Tuesday and Thursday between 4-8pm at the ProGeorgia Office/Phillip Rush Center at 1530 Dekalb Ave, Atlanta, GA 30307. There will be a special GOTV training at the same location Wednesday 9/19 from 10-3pm. Fill out the online volunteer form to indicate interest:https://docs.google.com/…/1JNO5H-M8cZZi2ti7A1Z4-c…/viewform…
GOTV (phone banking):
(all located at 328 Mell Ave Suite A, Atlanta)
October: Every Friday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 5-8p 
November 1-5, 5-8p November 6, 10a-12p
Sign up: www.govotega.org/volunteer-sign-up
GOTV (postcarding):
*Every Wed, 9:30am @ Chelsea Heights (contact progressivesalondecatur@earthlink.net for address/to RSVP)
Voter ID assistance:
*Tue, Oct 23, 8-12am @ Allen Chapel AME Church (269 Pursley Street, Macon)
*Every fourth Fri, thru Dec 31 @ Daybreak, Intake (174 Walnut St, Macon)
To RSVP/for more info, contact Sonya L. Bryant-Jenkins, Georgia Chapter Coordinator, georgia@spreadthevote.org

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Redistricting: Impact on the Black Community Townhall Meeting
2:00 PM14:00

Redistricting: Impact on the Black Community Townhall Meeting

ProGeorgia is presenting a Town Hall meeting titled "Redistricting: Impact on the Black Community."  The meeting will be on April 28 from 2-4 pm at the Rush Center Annex 1530 Dekalb Ave., Atlanta, GA 30307.  The speakers will include leaders from a variety of African-American organizations focused on voting rights. In addition to the following speakers, one-to-two others will be added soon. 

  • Cliff Albright, Co-founder, Black Votes Matter
  • Helen Butler: Executive Director, The Coalition for the People's Agenda
  • Allison Riggs: Senior Staff Attorney, Voting Rights - Southern Coalition for Social Justice
  • Tamieka Atkins: Executive Director, ProGeorgia     

For those of us interested in redistricting reform, this meeting will be vitally important in helping us to understand core issues about the future of redistricting reform in Georgia.  

Please put the event on your calendar.  Also please share the information with others who are working on redistricting reform.  We hope to see all of you there.

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Patrisse Cullors and Asha Bandele: "When They Call You A Terrorist”
7:00 PM19:00

Patrisse Cullors and Asha Bandele: "When They Call You A Terrorist”

Lecture/Book signing

Carter Presidential Library & Museum Theater

Come join other 159ers at this free and open to the public event at the Carter Center

This is is the emotional and powerful story of one of the co-founders of Black Lives Matter and how the movement was born. From one of the co-founders of the Black Lives Matter movement comes a poetic memoir and reflection on humanity. Necessary and timely, Patrisse Cullors’ story asks us to remember that protest in the interest of the most vulnerable comes from love.

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Khizr Kahn - “An American Family”
7:00 PM19:00

Khizr Kahn - “An American Family”

  • Carter Center’s Cecil B. Day Chapel (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Lecture/Book signing

Come visit with other 159er's at this free and open to the public event. This inspiring memoir by the Muslim American Gold Star father and captivating DNC speaker is the story of one family’s pursuit of the American dream.


This event is free and open to the public. However, you may reserve your seat by pre-ordering a signed copy of the book below.


This inspiring memoir by the Muslim American Gold Star father and captivating DNC speaker is the story of one family’s pursuit of the American dream.

In fewer than three hundred words, Khizr Khan electrified viewers around the world when he took the stage at the 2016 Democratic National Convention. And when he offered to lend Donald Trump his own much-read and dog-eared pocket Constitution, his gesture perfectly encapsulated the feelings of millions. But who was that man, standing beside his wife, extolling the promises and virtues of the U.S. Constitution?

In this urgent and timeless immigrant story, we learn that Khizr Khan has been many things. He was the oldest of ten children born to farmers in Pakistan, and a curious and thoughtful boy who listened rapt as his grandfather recited Rumi beneath the moonlight. He was a university student who read the Declaration of Independence and was awestruck by what might be possible in life. He was a hopeful suitor, awkwardly but earnestly trying to win the heart of a woman far out of his league. He was a brilliant and diligent young family man who worked two jobs to save enough money to put himself through Harvard Law School. He was a loving father who, having instilled in his children the ideals that brought him and his wife to America—the sense of shared dignity and mutual responsibility—tragically lost his son, an Army captain killed while protecting his base camp in Iraq. He was and is a patriot, and a fierce advocate for the rights, dignities, and values enshrined in the American system.

An American Family shows us who Khizr Khan and millions of other American immigrants are, and why—especially in these tumultuous times—we must not be afraid to step forward for what we believe in when it matters most.

Praise for Khizr Khan
“I’d like to say to Mr. and Mrs. Khan: Thank you for immigrating to America. We’re a better country because of you. And you are certainly right; your son was the best of America, and the memory of his sacrifice will make us a better nation—and he will never be forgotten.”—Senator John McCain

On November 17, 2017 at 7PM, Khizr Khan will be in conversation with Soumaya Khalifa, founder of the Islamic Speakers Bureau of Atlanta, and will be signing copies of his new book, An American Family: A Memoir of Hope and Sacrifice.

This event is free and open to the public. However, you may reserve your seat by pre-ordering a signed copy of the book below.

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ActLocal Atlanta
1:00 PM13:00

ActLocal Atlanta

Join 159 Georgia Together and Indivisible Georgia as we bring together leaders from new and established progressive organizations across Georgia for a day of networking, learning and inspiration. This invitation-only summit will feature dynamic keynotes, targeted workshops, and interactive sessions to develop and amplify campaigns that will help prepare us for 2018 local, state, and federal elections.

Our goal is to build local progressive power by:

  • Sustaining, supporting, and connecting new and established progressive leaders;

  • Identifying near-term campaigns that can be fought and won at a local level;

  • Supporting cross-movement collaboration, coordination and innovation through a shared calendar, directory, and network;

  • Creating electoral power by building awareness of local election cycles and timetables.


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Perimeter Progressives
3:00 PM15:00

Perimeter Progressives

Guest Speaker

Robert M. Howard
Professor of Political Science,
Georgia State University

Professor Howard will discuss the history/concept of gerrymandering, how it is used in Georgia, and the constitutional issues behind Gill v. Whitford.

Robert M. Howard, professor of political science at Georgia State University in Atlanta, received his bachelor’s degree from Union College in Schenectady, New York, a law degree from Suffolk University in Boston and a master's and a Ph.D. in American politics and public law from the State University of New York at Stony Brook. His main research interests are the impact of courts and litigation on social and public policy, and judicial decision making by the Federal Courts. He is the author of numerous articles and books, including Judging Law and Policy: Courts and Policymaking in the American Political System and Getting a Poor Return: Courts, Justice and Taxes. Howard was a former editor of the Justice System Journal and is the executive director of the Southern Political Science Association and the editor of the Routledge book series, Law, Courts and Politics.



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