Sweet fundraiser for Nancy Guy in VA

Make the Resistance Delicious!

Chocolate Tasting

with Alice Medrich

Sunday, September 15, 2019, 3-5 pm

Author, pastry chef, and teacher Alice Medrich is one of the country’s foremost experts on chocolate. Since 1976, when her renowned shop, Cocolat, opened and her first dessert feature appeared in a national publication, Alice’s innovative ideas and recipes have influenced a generation of confectioners, pastry chefs, and home cooks. 

Why Virginia?

 Virginia is one of only four states with statewide elections in 2019.
 EBAA activists helped VA Dems flip 15 Republican-held House seats in the 2017 state election, the biggest electoral Dem shift since 1899.  
 We need to pick up only 2 seats in each chamber to shift VA to Democratic control.
 Virginia Republicans have extensively gerrymandered districts. We can undo widespread voter disenfranchisement and help Virginia to send Democrats to Congress!


Alice will lead us on a journey to learn:

 What is chocolate, its origins, and how it’s made
 Definitions such as cacao percentage, single origin, etc.
 The bean to bar movement and the rise of craft chocolate, with a focus on local chocolatiers
 How to taste chocolate, and taste we will! Presentation followed by sweet and savory chocolate dishes.

 What a sweet way to flip Virginia!

Sunday, September 15, 2019, 3:005:00 pm

 Montclair District in Oakland. (Address provided upon reservation.)
 $95 minimum donation per person.
 All proceeds go to support Nancy Guy for VA House of Delegates, 83rd district. 
 To attend, donate at secure.actblue.com/donate/cocoa
 Questions? Contact jlerner.community@gmail.com
 Seating limiteddon’t delay!


East Bay Activist Alliance, an affiliate of Sister District Project, is comprised of volunteer activists and organizations in San Francisco’s East Bay. We help flip and hold winnable districts red-to-blue by supporting high impact, strategic campaigns where state legislative seats, voting rights, and Congressional campaigns intersect.

Meet Lylah S., our intern in Virginia Beach.

  • Lylah S., a rising junior at UC Davis, is dedicating her summer to volunteer full-time for Alex Askew!
  • Lylah is working with the political campaigns of Alex Askew (primary focus), Cheryl Turpin, and Nancy Guy in the Virginia Beach area. She arrived there on Tuesday. Her flights took longer than expected but she arrived in VA in good spirits and ready to work. She started at noon on Wednesday.  The campaigns will share office space. They were opening that space this week. They expect to have internet service operational on Monday, 7/15. Lylah has landed in the middle of this and his helping as they need here in setting up the space.
    She is also working on call lists for Alex and Cheryl. She has been verifying phone numbers. They told her that “quantity is more important than quality at this point.” She has had a chance to observe Cheryl making calls to donors, and this way knows what is done with the numbers she verifies. She is staying with Robin and is impressed with how nice everyone is

    East Bay Activist Alliance

    We are focused on Virginia for the November election. We are supporting 3 candidates, two to flip districts and one to hold on to one we flipped in 2017.

    We are mostly fundraising. This is very important because GOP is energized there, angry because of 15 flips in 2017 House of Delegates races, because of Congressional flips last year, and because of old southern racism that still festers there. They broadcast “black-face” antics of two executive branch, elected Democrats to hopefully get them to step down and at least scare away outside support for VA Dems. So we need to step up and not back down.

    We are scheduling events for fundraising

    June 15, Block Print Making (notice follows)

    June 22, Ice Cream Social


    I am sorry I missed the meeting.

    East Bay Activist Alliance

    This is the newsletter from the group. I want to share the latest info on Virginia with you. The link for the plan gives a detailed picture of what’s going on in that arena. The link for more info about internships gets some detail about that program.



    2019 is an important election year in Virginia! Our plan is here.  To help flip Virginia blue, pick 1 action:

    Donate to Virginia candidates:

    Alex Askew for House of Delegates in District 85: 
    Donate here: http://bit.ly/2OH086o or text “ca13” to 555-888

    And Nancy Guy, for House of Delegates in District 83:

    Donate here: http://bit.ly/2DOESHY 

    Sign Up for a Virginia Summer Internship/Externship:  

    You or someone you know looking to make a real difference and has a few weeks this summer… say, a student age 16 or older, or a retiree?  Please contact Bill ASAP!  Our Virginia campaigns are looking for volunteers to do fieldwork, office work, events, and other activities that build resumes and utilize your specialized skills!  Training and local housing in Virginia Beach provided.  Alternatively, if you’d like to sponsor an intern/extern, also contact Bill!
    Click here for more info; Contact:  bmarth50@gmail.com


    RSVP to future phonebanks to activate local supporters:  

    Please RSVP to attend phonebanks where we will help our Virginia candidates activate their local supporters and build their ground game – these are easy, super important calls! Regularly scheduled on Second Saturdays plus additional times as available.

    Thursday, May 9, 3:30-5:30pm, Berkeley

    RSVP: https://demaction.us/



    Thursday, May 16, 3:30-5:30pm, Berkeley

    RSVP: https://demaction.us/


    Don’t know what to pick?  
    Come to our Reactivate and Network Event

    Sunday, May 19, 4:00 to 6:00 Sports Basement, Berkeley

    RSVP at: https://demaction.us/events/


    Not only do we have elections in Virginia in 2019, but we also have to start laying down the groundwork for the 2020 elections now by getting people registered to vote.  Come down, bring your organisers, activists and friends, and talk to other activist groups in the East Bay, big and small and let’s coordinate our actions for maximum impact.

    This is for everyone looking to re-activate themselves back into the ground game.  Primarily, come to network and find out from other groups what plans we have and are making going forward.  We will also make a webinar training for Reclaim Our Vote available. For those of you not yet familiar with Reclaim Our Vote, this is a nonpartisan effort to reach out to under-represented voters who may otherwise be removed from the voting rolls. We can help combat the voter suppression efforts happening in Virginia and other states by sharing information with impacted voters. Learn more about Center for Common Ground: http://centerforcommonground.

    Thanks and see you all out there!

    The East Bay Activist Alliance Team