Jim Crow Returns: Millions of Minority Voters Threatened by Electoral Purge

Registering to Vote

Originally by Greg Palast, published in Al Jazeera America.

Election officials in 27 states, most of them Republicans, have launched a program that threatens a massive purge of voters from the rolls. Millions, especially black, Hispanic and Asian-American voters, are at risk. Already, tens of thousands have been removed in at least one battleground state, and the numbers are expected to climb, according to a six-month-long, nationwide investigation by Al Jazeera America.

House Party: Build the Left, Fight the Right! S17 Fundraising!

Date: 
Saturday, May 27, 2017 - 8:00pm to 11:45pm
State/Region: 
DC

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Hosted by DC Socialist ISO

Join D.C. Socialist's, leftists and allies!
House party & fundraiser for the 2017 Socialism conference!
Closest Metro: Petworth/Georiga Ave.- Red line

Montgomery Green Democrats June Meeting: Transit!

Date: 
Thursday, June 15, 2017 - 7:30pm to 9:30pm
State/Region: 
Maryland

Hosted by MoCo Green Democrats
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By 2040, Montgomery will have 70% more congestion, 40% more jobs and 20% more residents. In 2013, Montgomery County approved a plan for an 81-mile bus rapid transit (BRT) network.
Recent attempts to fund the plan have met resistance. Now, BRT funding from the state is set to run out, and BRT’s future in Montgomery could be in doubt.

BOOTS for DAWN

Date: 
Saturday, June 3, 2017 - 7:00pm to 11:00pm
State/Region: 
DC

DAWN will host its Eigth Annual Breaking Out Of The Silence fundraising event, in an effort to raise funds for the only Deaf-run, D.C.-operated, domestic violence organization. Every year, the demand for services have been increasing and they are in great need of expanding our services.  They cannot function without your support.

Smithsonian Asian American Literature Festival

Date: 
Thursday, July 27, 2017 - 1:00pm to Saturday, July 29, 2017 - 10:00pm
State/Region: 
DC

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Smithsonian Asian American Literature Festival
July 27-29, 2017 | Washington, DC
at the Smithsonian, Library of Congress & Dupont Underground
Full Schedule TBA
www.smithsonianapa.org/lit/

Pass the Street Harassment Prevention Act

Date: 
Wednesday, July 12, 2017 - 8:00am to 5:00pm
State/Region: 
DC

Hosted by CASS
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Join Collective Action for Safe Spaces and our community partners to tell DC City Council to #PassSHPA! They will hold a hearing on the Street Harassment Prevention Act on July 12th, and they need your help to pack the hearing room. Stay tuned for a testimony prep session with the Washington Peace Center, too!

NoDAPL in DC | #DCReInvest & Indigenous Art Party and Jam

Date: 
Saturday, May 20, 2017 - 4:00pm to 9:00pm
State/Region: 
DC

Hosted by Rising Hearts, the Piscataway Indian Nation, & DC ReInvest.
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Calling all DMV Native people and friends! Join up for Native food, live music, and art builds to support the struggle to divest DC funds from Wells Fargo, a major funder of the Dakota Access Pipeline and a danger to local low-income and black and brown neighborhoods.

Power of Choice Gala Celebration & Awards Presentation

Date: 
Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 7:00pm to 10:00pm
State/Region: 
Virginia

Hosted by NARAL Pro-Choice Virginia
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Join NARAL Pro-Choice Virginia and special guests Governor Terry McAuliffe, Lieutenant Governor Ralph Northam, and Attorney General Mark Herring on May 23 in Arlington!

Get your tickets to celebrate our 15th anniversary and support our work to elect strong pro-choice candidates in this critical election year! http://bit.ly/PowerofChoiceVA

Anacostia Coordinating Council 2017 Annual Meeting

Date: 
Tuesday, May 30, 2017 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
State/Region: 
DC

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Join the Anacostia Coordinating Council for our 2017 Annual Meeting, featuring a Community Conversation with Antwan Wilson, Chancellor of DC Public Schools. The conversation will be moderated by Ward 8 Representative on the DC State Board of Education, Markus Batchelor.

This annual evening meeting is an opportunity to elect our new board of directors and honor our outgoing President, The Honorable Arrington Dixon.

34th Annual Capital Pride Interfaith Service

Date: 
Tuesday, June 6, 2017 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm
State/Region: 
DC

Hosted by Center Faith
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The annual Capital Pride Interfaith Service is an “integrated service” respectfully demonstrating the breadth, depth, and sincerity of our faith, exposing the lie that anti-gay fundamentalists have a monopoly on faith and religion. Our community expresses its religious faiths in a myriad of ways, each sacred and revered with years of tradition.

Do More 24

Date: 
Thursday, June 8, 2017 - 7:00am to 8:00pm
State/Region: 
DC

Hosted by Thrive DC
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www.thrivedc.org/dm24

Our clients need more right now. Whether they're afraid of losing health care, afraid of immigration police, or are afraid the places they depend on will lose funding, they need YOU to do more in the face of unprecedented threats.

National Pride Shabbat

Date: 
Friday, June 9, 2017 - 6:15pm to 9:00pm
State/Region: 
DC

Hosted by Bet Mishpachah
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On Erev Pride (the night before the Capital Pride Parade), Rabbi Shira Stutman of Sixth & I, Bet Mishpachah's Rabbi Laurie Green, and members of GLOE - GLBTQ Outreach & Engagement at the Edlavitch DCJCC lead an inclusive service celebrating the diversity of our community. Celebrate Pride with the entire Jewish community—LGBTQAI and friends and allies.

No Justice No Pride - DC Day Of Action

QT Festival of Resistance

Date: 
Saturday, June 10, 2017 - 1:00pm to 7:00pm
State/Region: 
DC

Hosted by Resist This
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Join up for a Queer+Trans Festival June 10th!

This free festival will provide food, entertainment, as well as opportunities to connect with local LGBTQ+ groups. Folks are coming together to celebrate identities, communities, and a shared history of resistance.

NoBanNoWallNoRaids: Defending Human Rights in the Age of Trump

Date: 
Sunday, May 21, 2017 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm
State/Region: 
Virginia

Hosted by Foreign Policy For America
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Since taking office President Trump and his Administration have pushed extraordinarily regressive policies when it comes to immigration and refugees. The Administration has aggressively pursued its “Muslim Ban” policy through executive orders; sanctuary cities have been threatened with cut offs of federal funding; and ICE agents have dramatically expanded the scope of their arrest and deportation efforts.

VOICE action: Building Power in We the People

Date: 
Sunday, May 21, 2017 - 3:30pm to 5:30pm
State/Region: 
Virginia

Hosted by VOICE
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Join VOICE Leaders from 25+ Fairfax Congregations & School to hold Fairfax Officials accountable to our specific issues around schools, affordable housing, and public safety.

Disability Justice Workshop

Date: 
Sunday, May 21, 2017 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm
State/Region: 
Virginia

Hosted by SURJ-NoVA
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This workshop will involve talking about the principles (main ideas) of disability justice, what disability justice looks like, how racism and ableism (the belief that non-disabled people are better than disabled people) work together, and looking at ableism in our communities.

Represented DC x Looking Glass Present: Cabaret for a CAUSE

Date: 
Sunday, May 21, 2017 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
State/Region: 
DC

Hosted by Represented DC and The Looking Glass Lounge 
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CABARET FOR A CAUSE
Bringing art and altruism to the district

COMEDY by
*** Chelsea Shorte
*** Ahmed Vallejos

MUSIC by
*** Loi Loi 吕吕
*** Spirit Plots

This Is An Uprising! Nonfiction Reading with SURJ NoVa

Date: 
Friday, May 26, 2017 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
State/Region: 
Virginia

Hosted by SURJ NoVa
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The SURJ NoVa nonfiction reading group is continuing their reading and discussion of "This is An Uprising" by Mark & Paul Engler, and you're welcome to join up!

The reading this month is chapter 2.

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