2020 Huddle Meetings
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
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.
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.
Act as if what you do makes a difference. IT DOES!