WHARR Election Night Watch Party
Nov
6
6:00 PM18:00

WHARR Election Night Watch Party

Join WHARR and fellow Brooklynites to watch the election results come in. We've been working hard for weeks canvassing, phone banking, text banking, and all the rest. Now it's time to take a load off, drink some beer, and celebrate our hard work, and (*hopefully*) the blue wave! Threes is re-releasing their "People Power" beer. Show the bartender your I VOTED sticker and they'll give you Buy One Get One People Power drafts all night long.

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Canvassing for Max Rose
Nov
4
11:00 AM11:00

Canvassing for Max Rose

Join WHARR’s umbrella group, Get Organized BK, to canvass for Democrat Max Rose, running in NY-11 against Dan Donovan.

(You can also sign up for a future canvassing day for Max on 11/6!)

First time canvasser? Don’t worry! GOBK will have experienced organizers on hand to train you and provide support.

Sign up now!

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Canvassing for Liuba Grechen Shirley
Nov
3
10:00 AM10:00

Canvassing for Liuba Grechen Shirley

Join WHARR’s umbrella group, Get Organized BK, to knock on doors for Liuba Grechen Shirley, a fearless progressive candidate for Congress taking on a 25-year GOP incumbent on Long Island.

(You can also sign up for a future canvass date for Liuba on 11/6!)

First time canvasser? Don’t worry! GOBK will have experienced organizers on hand to train you and provide support.

Sign up now!

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Trick-or-Treat + GOTV
Oct
31
12:00 AM00:00

Trick-or-Treat + GOTV

Trick-or-treating is the perfect opportunity to Get Out the Vote!

We’ve been phone banking, texting, and writing postcards for Congressional races around the country, trying to reach voters outside NYC. But it’s important to remind our neighbors to vote too!

Print these reminder cards and hand them out in your neighborhood on Halloween! Give them to parents who come to your door, or trade for candy when you take your own kids trick-or-treating!

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Fundraiser for Liuba Grechen Shirley
Oct
30
6:30 PM18:30

Fundraiser for Liuba Grechen Shirley

  • 250 Ashland Place (Apt. 46C) Brooklyn, NY, 11217 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join WHARR for a fundraiser for Liuba Grechen Shirley! You’re invited to a mash-up of electoral action and Halloween holiday fun — with spirits, treats, a photo booth, and even a politically-minded parlour game! Costumes encouraged!

Buy your ticket or donate now!
Spread the word & invite friends through our FB event!

Liuba is running for Congress against the extremely conservative (and bigoted) Peter King on Long Island. We need her voice in the House as a woman, a mother, an advocate for affordable health care, and a fighter for public education. Please come or consider donating any dollar amount! These last few days of fundraising are absolutely crucial to getting Liuba’s name out in mailers and TV ads in her district.

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Canvassing for Max Rose
Oct
28
11:00 AM11:00

Canvassing for Max Rose

Join WHARR’s umbrella group, Get Organized BK, to canvass for Democrat Max Rose, running in NY-11 against Dan Donovan.

(You can also sign up for future canvassing days for Max on 11/4 and 11/6!)

First time canvasser? Don’t worry! GOBK will have experienced organizers on hand to train you and provide support.

Sign up now!

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Postcard Party for Andrew Gournardes and Kevin Thomas
Oct
22
7:00 PM19:00

Postcard Party for Andrew Gournardes and Kevin Thomas

Join WHARR, Indivisible Brooklyn (IBK), and Rally + Rise for a postcard writing party for two Democratic candidates for NY State Senate! Andrew Gounardes is running against incumbent Marty Golden right here in Brooklyn. Kevin Thomas is a Long Island lawyer who specializes in legal services for low-income people; he's running against incumbent Kemp Hannon, chair of the Health Committee where the Reproductive Health Act has been stalled for years. Let's help flip these seats!

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Canvassing for Liuba Grechen Shirley
Oct
21
10:00 AM10:00

Canvassing for Liuba Grechen Shirley

Join WHARR’s umbrella group, Get Organized BK, to knock on doors for Liuba Grechen Shirley, a fearless progressive candidate for Congress taking on a 25-year GOP incumbent on Long Island.

(You can also sign up for future canvass dates for Liuba on 11/3 and 11/6!)

First time canvasser? Don’t worry! GOBK will have experienced organizers on hand to train you and provide support.

Sign up now!

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Canvassing for Max Rose
Oct
20
11:00 AM11:00

Canvassing for Max Rose

Join WHARR and other Get Organized BK working groups to canvass for Democrat Max Rose, running in NY-11 against Dan Donovan.

(You can also sign up for future canvassing days for Max on 10/28, 11/4, and 11/6!)

First time canvasser? Don’t worry! We will have experienced organizers on hand to train you and provide support.

Sign up now!

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Canvassing for Liuba Grechen Shirley
Oct
20
10:00 AM10:00

Canvassing for Liuba Grechen Shirley

Join WHARR’s umbrella group, Get Organized BK, to knock on doors for Liuba Grechen Shirley, a fearless progressive candidate for Congress taking on a 25-year GOP incumbent on Long Island.

(You can also sign up for future canvass dates for Liuba on 10/21, 11/3, and 11/6!)

First time canvasser? Don’t worry! GOBK will have experienced organizers on hand to train you and provide support.

Sign up now!

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WHARR October General Meeting
Oct
17
7:00 PM19:00

WHARR October General Meeting

Join us for our next general meeting!

We are going to hear from two amazing Girl Scouts who focused their Silver Award project on assessing whether or not middle school bathrooms provide free menstrual products (as stipulated by a new law!), have a feminist book swap (bring a novel or non-fiction book or two to share!), and discuss the upcoming midterms.

Please feel free to bring wine and or a snack (but don’t worry if you don’t have time to pick something up!) and come support the inspiring Girl Scouts from Bay Ridge.

RSVP here!

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Canvassing for Liuba Grechen Shirley
Oct
13
10:00 AM10:00

Canvassing for Liuba Grechen Shirley

Join WHARR and other Get Organized BK working groups to knock on doors for Liuba Grechen Shirley, a fearless progressive candidate for Congress taking on a 25-year GOP incumbent on Long Island.

(You can also sign up for future days of action for Liuba on 10/20, 10/21, 11/3, and 11/6!)

First time canvasser? Don’t worry! We'll have experienced organizers on hand to train you and provide support.

Sign up now!

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September General/Working Meeting
Sep
16
12:00 PM12:00

September General/Working Meeting

  • Whole Foods, rooftop restaurant/taproom (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

This is a busy month, given back to school craziness, the Jewish holidays, and the September primaries. So, we’re doing a casual general + working meeting at the rooftop restaurant and taproom at the Whole Foods in Gowanus. After general announcements, we’ll spend time working on two ongoing projects: updating our list of allied organizations around the state and following up on our Crisis Pregnancy Center compliance work.

RSVP here. And bring your laptop!

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Canvass to Get Out the Vote for Zellnor Myrie
Sep
9
10:00 AM10:00

Canvass to Get Out the Vote for Zellnor Myrie

Join WHARR to canvass for Zellnor Myrie! 

Zellnor Myrie is running for State Senate in District 20 and is an advocate for women's health, affordable housing, immigrant rights, public schools, criminal justice reform, environmental justice, and LGBTQ rights. He is challenging Jesse Hamilton, who joined the IDC just before the last election and has enabled Senate Republicans to block progressive bills from going to the floor for a vote.

Sign up to canvass here!

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Canvass to Get Out the Vote for Zellnor Myrie
Sep
5
7:00 PM19:00

Canvass to Get Out the Vote for Zellnor Myrie

Join WHARR to canvass for Zellnor Myrie! 

Zellnor Myrie is running for State Senate in District 20 and is an advocate for women's health, affordable housing, immigrant rights, public schools, criminal justice reform, environmental justice, and LGBTQ rights. He is challenging Jesse Hamilton, who joined the IDC just before the last election and has enabled Senate Republicans to block progressive bills from going to the floor for a vote.

Sign up to canvass here!

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Zellnor Postcard Writing & Gubernatorial Debate Viewing Party
Aug
29
6:30 PM18:30

Zellnor Postcard Writing & Gubernatorial Debate Viewing Party

  • 7 Dekalb Avenue, 4th floor cinema room Brooklyn, NY, 11201 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

We are partnering with Persist 81 to help Zellnor get out the vote! We have 7,000 postcards written so far — let's get over 8,000 before the big day. Scripts, postcards, postage, wine, and snacks included, and we'll watch the Cuomo/Nixon debate while we write! RSVP here! (When you arrive, tell the doorman you're there to see Raquel Davis in the cinema room.)

Can't make it? No problem — you can postcard at your convenience. Email IDCfreeNY@gmail.com to get scripts and addresses to do on your own.

Zellnor Myrie is running for State Senate in District 20 and is an advocate for women's health, affordable housing, immigrant rights, public schools, criminal justice reform, environmental justice, and LGBTQ rights. He is challenging Jesse Hamilton, who joined the IDC just before the last election and has enabled Senate Republicans to block progressive bills from going to the floor for a vote.

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Women Smashing the Status Quo - Forum
Aug
23
7:00 PM19:00

Women Smashing the Status Quo - Forum

Join us for this forum featuring several formidable women, Jasi Robinson, Julia Salazar, Zephyr Teachout and Cynthia Nixon, who are running for office to Smash the Status Quo. Hear firsthand from them how they plan to address women's health, reproductive justice and gender equity. This will be a moderated panel, but will have an open Q + A at the end. 

While WHARR is not endorsing either candidate, we aim to give our members and friends every opportunity to hear firsthand from these candidates about the issues they are fighting for, so that they can make informed decisions and get involved if they so choose.

RSVP here

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Vision Project Workshop
Jul
29
1:00 PM13:00

Vision Project Workshop

  • First Unitarian Congregational Society (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

WHARR is co-hosting this workshop of women-identified people across the borough as part of The Vision Project. This initiative hopes to bring more voices to the discussion of how the Brooklyn Democratic Party can better represent all of us, with the goal of producing a clear vision statement for the local party. The workshop will include a Vision Survey, opportunities for paired discussion, group discussion, and mini-vision creation. Join a coalition of women-led/focused organizing groups for this strategy session!

Learn more and RSVP here!

The workshop will be held in the undercroft (basement) at the First Unitarian Congregational Society. Enter through the chapel and make a quick left down the stairs.

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WHARR Supports Sister Song: Reading/Discussion
Jul
19
7:00 PM19:00

WHARR Supports Sister Song: Reading/Discussion

Join us for a reading of selected scenes from a play by WHARR co-chair Donna Newton (and starring WHARR co-chair Jessie Losch) about the impact of unwanted pregnancy on the lives of three women in the early 20th century, plus a panel Q&A about reproductive rights history and activism, featuring Rabbi Dennis Ross of Concerned Clergy for Choice. This event will be a fundraiser for Sister Song, a Southern-based repro justice organization. 

Get your ticket now!

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Prochoice Champions Rally for Special Session to Pass RHA
Jun
28
10:00 AM10:00

Prochoice Champions Rally for Special Session to Pass RHA

WHARR will speak at this press conference, demanding the State Senate go into an emergency session to pass the Reproductive Health Act (RHA). If they cannot do it, we will elect officials who can.

Speakers:
- State Senate Democratic Candidate for NY-13 Jessica Ramos
- State Senate Democratic Candidate for NY-34 Alessandra Biaggi
- #VOTEPROCHOICE co-founder Heidi Sieck
- RHA Vote patient advocate Erika Christensen
- Amy Bettys from WHARR
- Indivisible BK

With statements read on behalf of:
- State Senate Democratic Candidate for NY-53 Rachel May
- State Senate Democratic Candidate for NY-38 Julie Goldberg

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Beers For A Blue State - Zellnor Myrie Fundraiser
Jun
23
1:00 PM13:00

Beers For A Blue State - Zellnor Myrie Fundraiser

UPDATE: This fundraiser for Zellnor Myrie has been moved to an indoor location, given the rainy forecast for Saturday. But there will still be plenty of drinks and good times!

Zellnor Myrie is running for State Senate in District 20 and is an advocate for women's health, affordable housing, immigrant rights, public schools, criminal justice reform, environmental justice, and LGBTQ rights. He is challenging Jesse Hamilton, who joined the IDC just before the last election and has enabled Senate Republicans to block progressive bills from going to the floor for a vote.

Join WHARR, Persist 81, and Empire State Indivisible Community as we put the fun in fundraiser!

Buy your ticket and spread the word over Facebook!

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