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The Robin Brasso Social Justice Initiative

PROTECTING THE RIGHT TO VOTE

On the 100th anniversary of Womens’ Suffrage, our Board, together with the Brasso family, has launched The Robin Brasso Social Justice Initiative, dedicated to promoting civic engagement and activism.

Robin Brasso was a beloved and dedicated member of our Board of Directors until her passing this spring. She was a ferocious advocate for social justice and voting rights, and an inspirational community leader. She chaired our Policy Committee and always made sure that we were on top of legislation affecting women, children, and those in need. Robin understood that one of the best ways to effectuate change is through the electoral process. She enjoyed strong and warm relationships with many of the Bay Area legislators ensuring that our voice is being heard. Much of the success of our State and Federal Lobby Day efforts can be credited to Robin’s efforts.

In honor of Robin’s memory, and to carry on her legacy, we are focusing the inaugural year of the Initiative on protecting the vote of all Americans. The Robin Brasso Social Justice Initiative: Protecting the Right to Vote is underway and we need your help to make it a success.

VOTING RIGHTS WEBINAR

Our Protect the Right to Vote efforts include a webinar that will discuss voter suppression and give instruction on how our members and fellows can vote this year, including how you can track your vote. Notices of the webinar will be sent and posted on our website. Please take note that every registered California voter will receive a vote by mail ballot automatically. For more information, you can click HERE or go to the California Secretary of State’s website.

POSTCARD CAMPAIGN

In addition, we are launching a campaign to send postcards to voters in other states (e.g. Florida, Texas, North Carolina) to remind them of the importance of confirming their voter registration status and casting their ballots.

Will you help us? If you wish so, email us at info@ncjwsf.org to register as a volunteer.

Please join us in securing our vote and our democracy in the most important election of a lifetime!

Thank you,
Ellyn Levinson and Rachel Brasso
Co-Chairs, The Robin Brasso Social Justice Initiative

POSTCARD CAMPAIGN

Don’t miss the opportunity to volunteer in our Postcard Campaign!

We are sending 3000 postcards to voters in other states (e.g. Florida, Texas, North Carolina) to remind them of the importance of confirming their voter registration status and casting their ballots.

Sign up as volunteer HERE.

For further information and requests, please email us at info@ncjwsf.org

WEBINARS

THE FIGHT TO PROTECT OUR 2020 VOTE

A conversation with Barbara Lee, Congresswoman for the 13th District of California.

Wednesday, September 9, 2020
4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
via Zoom

As we honor the fundamental principle of our democracy “One Person One Vote”, we mobilize community efforts to safeguard the 2020 critical election. In our conversation with Congresswoman Barbara Lee we learned of recent voter suppression attempts and how our representatives fight back on a federal and state level.

PROTECT THE RIGHT TO VOTE WEBINAR

Wednesday, September 9, 2020
11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Via Zoom

As we are going forward with The Robin Brasso Social Justice Initiative’s 2020 Protect the Right to Vote campaign, we joined for an educational webinar focused on voter eligibility, registration and protection, including an overview of voter suppression attempts and instruction on how you can vote this year and track your vote. Thank you for the very informative and inspiring presentations of our featured speakers: Adena Ishii, Voter Services Director, League of Women Voters of Berkeley, Albany & Emeryville (LWVBAE) and Danielle Deibler Services Director League of Women Voters of San Francisco