is an inclusive network of global citizens and everyday activists, united in our enduring commitment to support efforts that strengthen our democracy.
A week ago, Volodymyr Zelensky, a man of courage and conviction, stood up to authoritarianism. A few years ago, he fought for democracy by standing up to Trump’s demand to help rig his election by giving him “dirt” on President Biden’s son. Now he stands up to bullying by Putin. He refused evacuation help from America, saying, “I don’t need a ride, I need ammunition.”
Our hearts break for those without a voice. For many in Russia and in Ukraine, activism is dangerous and people are afraid to speak up. If Marjorie Taylor Greene or others of her pro authoritarian ilk had their way, we would have no voice. Use yours.
What can you do to help?
International Rescue Committee (help refugees)
Razom for Ukraine (help with medical supplies)
Time to propose Priority Bills to California StateStrong
California StateStrong is looking for progressive bills to support in 2022 before February 28th.
Suggest any bill that meets the prioritization criteria to TWW/I-Los Gatos. We will enter it into StateStrong nomination list.
Learn more about the proposed bills at the StateStrong meeting on March 7th @ 5:30PM
We will discuss all bills and choose our priorities at a special meeting on March 10th @ 6:00PM
It's time to start writing letters for the 2022 midterms
Vote Forward just announced that the first 2022 letter writing campaigns are now available! Read more from Vote Forward about this year’s campaigns and some updates to the letter writing experience below, and head over to votefwd.org/swingleft to start writing.The Swing Left Team
Visit our Letter Writing page
Apr 12, 2022 at 5PM
Join the Media and Democracy Project event with Special Guest Nandini Jammi to learn how dangerous Right Wing propagandists like Steve Bannon fund their war on democracy and what you can do about it!
Nandini is an expert in the adtech industry and co-founder of CheckMyAds.org. With her co-founder Claire Atkin they have mounted an effective strategy to defund Right Wing propagandists and Insurrectionists
SIGN UP here to learn more and to activate to defund dangerous disinformation.
Call in in support of SB1100 - CA Senate Judiciary Committee hearing
Apr 19, 2022 at 1:30 pm
The CA Senate Judiciary Committee is holding a hearing on SB1100 - the Brown Act Modernization - introduced by Senator Cortese and Assemblymember Low to de-escalate disruptions during public meetings.
Call in to say "I support the passage of SB1100".
Call Assembly Member Low in support of AB1819
By April 27, 2022
AB 1819 - an assembly bill that protects California elections from foreign influence through preventing large corporate contributions to campaigns - is one of CASS priority bills this year.
AB 1819 will be heard in the Assembly Elections Committee next Wed April 27 - and Assemblymember Low is on that committee!
Call Assemblymember Low’s office this week asking for his support for AB 1819
Sacramento office phone number: 916-319-2028
Cupertino office phone number: 408-446-2810
The Plot to Steal the Presidency (and How to Stop It) - Politicology
Mar 14, 2022
Matt Bennett, cofounder and executive vice president for public affairs at Third Way, and Jess Marsden, who oversees Protect Democracy’s election work, join Ron Steslow to discuss Third Way’s recent presentation about the plot to steal the presidency in 2024 and what we need to do to stop it.