Recent Events

2020 Huddle Meetings

 
September 10, 2020

Kyoko Takayama of SwingLeft TriValley discussed strategic priorities for GOTV activities in remainder of 2020 election.

Meeting slides

August 10, 2020

Congressman Eric Swalwell talked about the importance of this election and encouraged us in our work to elect Democrats in 2020; answered questions.

Recording (Starts at 7:17)

July 9, 2020

We discussed progress on election activism. We exceeded our goal for text banking. The goal has been revised to 200,000.

Meeting slides

June 11, 2020

Member Jane Wolford, US history instructor at Chabot College, presented key aspects of the US Constitution.

Meeting slides

May 14, 2020

Discussion: Progress on activism goals. 

We met our phone banking goal of 5,000 calls.

April 9, 2020
We held our first virtual meeting to discuss the Corona Virus stay-at-home orders and how to remain focused on activism under quarantine conditions.
March 12, 2020

Meeting cancelled due to Corona Virus.

February 13, 2020

A panel discussed experiences with voter registration and other voting activism.

Richard Maurer: Voter registration with League of Women Voters

Charlie Moehle: Canvassing

Carolyn Darcy: Election poll worker 

Kathy Padro: Voter FAQs 

January 11, 2020

Recent Special Events

 
Phone and Text Banking Training

February 15, 2020

Nina trained 23 Huddle members and members of East Bay Women's Voices on texting for the Environmental Voters Project to Get out the vote. 

Carla lead other members calling Florida voters to get out the primary vote.

Annual Events

 

Third Annual Retreat

Thirty members attended the third annual retreat on January 11, 2020.

The theme this year was Huddle 2.0 - Boosting Your Activism in 2020

To introduce ourselves, each participant shared an artifact and a story of how we got started in political activism.

Following introductions, we watched a video about tribal leadership.

In the morning, we tested our temperament types and divided into groups of "like-minded" people. In each group, members explored their natural comfort levels with postcard writing, phone banking, text banking, and canvassing, and the reasons why.

The groups shared their thoughts about why some election actions seem more appealing than others to different people and personalities.

In the afternoon, we circulated among different stations to ask questions and learn the details of postcard writing, phone banking, text banking, and canvassing. 

Huddlers were informed and inspired to commit to election actions outside our natural comfort zone for the 2020 election.

We enjoyed a delicious Mediterranean lunch at noon.

After lunch, Maureen Forney of Flip the West gave an inspiring call to activism in this election.

To close the retreat, we each wrote a wish for 2020 and read it out as we placed it on the board.

 

Finally, Vicky read an inspiring passage about hope and action from Rebecca Solnit's Hope in the Dark.

 

Holiday Social and Postcard Party

December 12, 2019

 

Members gathered for food and fun.

We wrote postcards to voters and encouraging words for women in shelters.

 

We invite you to join us and make change a reality

Act as if what you do makes a difference.  IT DOES!  

William James

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