Our Weekly 757 Campaign

7 Issues

These issues are what we focus on at all levels of government. 

  1. Health Care Access
    Women’s Reproductive Rights
    Medicare
    Affordable Care Act
    Addiction Epidemic
    Compromised Food Supply

  2. Environmental Stewardship
    Climate Change
    Sea Level Rise
    Chesapeake Bay Health
    Renewable Energy
    Corporate Agriculture

  3. Fair Representation & Elections
    Redistricting Reform
    Voting Rights & Access
    "Get out the Vote” Efforts

  4. Public Education & Civic Engagement
    Freedom of Speech & Press
    School Funding & Performance Measures
    Art & Humanities Funding
    Civic & Science Literacy

  5. Diversity & Equal Dignity
    Muslim Ban/Registry
    Black Lives Matter
    LGBTQ
    Border Wall

  6. Economic Justice
    Living Wage
    Unions
    Social Safety Net
    Community Safety & Revitalization

  7. #NotNormal
    Peculiar Trump Behavior
    Corrupt/Unqualified Cabinet Members
    Hostility Toward the Press
    Twitter Rants
    Empowering the Alt Right
    Conflict of Interest

5 Actions

Suggested actions this week

  1. BREATHE: As mentioned above, drop everything and read this piece by therapist Robin Chancer. If you are feeling hopeless and exhausted, you are not alone. Here are some excellent tips for a healthy, sustainable resistance.

  2. LAUGH: Watch Samantha Bee’s hilarious yet inspiring interview with Elizabeth Warren, who acknowledges how tough it is to keep resisting but somehow makes us all feel so much better about it.

  3. CONTACT: Our sources in DC have spoken directly with Senator Kaine and Senator Warner and the continuing fight against Obamacare repeal. They both have said that CALLS are important. This week, call both Senators to let them know the fight to save affordable healthcare is not over and to urge a bipartisan effort.

  4. JOIN: Now that you’ve met our core issue group leaders, please consider joining the group for the issue you feel most passionate about. Let us know you are interested by emailing us at motherboard757@gmail.com.

  5. VOLUNTEER: With just over 100 days until Election Day, we're getting busy! Just last Saturday in Portsmouth, 2000 postcards were written by Motherboard members and other volunteers for three different candidates. The effort was so successful, they are planning another event! Since last month’s Motherboard meeting focused on the upcoming elections, two Facebook pages have been created for volunteers to sign up for phone banking and canvassing opportunities. Here are the links:

    HR House Districts Phone Banking Facebook Group

    HR House Districts Canvassing Facebook Group

7 Dollars

In light of Trump’s recent tweet-storms against the media, including disgusting personal attacks against MSNBC hosts and a video in which he seemed to advocate violence against CNN, our free and independent press seems more endangered than ever. There are even reports of journalists receiving threats of physical harm, and as a result some news outlets are increasing staff security. This is definitely not normal.There is no better time to support groups that advocate for a free press and protect and defend journalists. One such group is the Committee to Protect Journalists, an independent, nonprofit organization that promotes press freedom worldwide and defends the right of journalists to report the news without fear of reprisal. PUT $7 HERE.

About Us

MotherBoard
We are a local organization intent on bringing structure and strategy to progressive efforts here in Hampton Roads. Created by local residents to connect smart, curious and action-oriented women, MotherBoard is finding efficient ways to support issues and candidates here in Hampton Roads.    

Our Vision
We envision local communities led by diverse, responsible and progressive leaders.   

Our Mission
Connect citizens with progressive organizations, issues and events to bring about greater engagement and positive outcomes.    

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