Resist & Win Community Potlucks

In 2017, we resisted ... In 2018, we organize to win! Our path to victory begins here, in our own neighborhoods, building power and community to stand up to the GOP and to create a country where everyone can thrive. Building power means marching, calling, canvassing, and ... eating! Summer is on, and it's time to come together, share a meal, and connect with one another at a Resist & Win Community Potluck!

The Resist & Win Community Potlucks between Friday, July 27 and Sunday, August 5, 2018—100 days before the November 6 mid-term elections— are an opportunity for MoveOn members and a range of local and national partner groups to come together with friends old and new. We'll build our relationships and celebrate the diversity that makes us stronger. Our goal is to encourage taking care of ourselves and each other, to build community and team as we look forward to the election ahead, and to enjoy ourselves! These are ways to reinforce the resilience of the Resistance and prepare for the tough and critical election work ahead of us. 

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  • All events should be held between Friday, July 27 and Sunday, August 5, 2018, with start times between 10:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. local time. Events outside of those dates may be posted at, but MoveOn will not send recruitment messages about them; you are welcome to and capable of recruiting from among your personal networks of family, friends, and local activists and organizations!

  • Attendance at these events could be strong, so we recommend using a large home backyard (if that is accessible to you) or a public park as your location—i.e., a space that can fit 15+ people, in case a large number of people do want to attend.

  • As this event is supported by MoveOn Political Action, 501(c)(3) organizations such as churches cannot donate a venue for free; however, if your resources allow, you could pay a fair-market-value fee for the use of the space. Similarly, private businesses such as a local pizza parlor may be used for fair market value. 
  • We will hold prep calls for hosts and answer your questions.
  • The "Venue" field is visible to the public and should indicate the general area where the event will be or the name of the park, facility, or home (e.g., "Sam and Jan's house"). Do not use the street address in the "Venue" field. The street address in the "Address" field will be viewable only after a person RSVP's for your event.

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Sample event description: Join with fellow progressives at Progressive Park on Saturday, July 28 at 1:00 p.m. for a Resist & Win Community Potluck. We'll enjoy some food, spend time with friends old and new, build community, and put some plans in place to prepare for the upcoming election.

Sample attendee message: Many hands make light work! Pitch in by bringing a dish or nonalcoholic beverage, helping to greet attendees, bringing games, taking pictures and sharing on social media, or tidying up after the cookout. Call Mary Jones at 333-222-3409 or use the email tool below to send an email to the potluck host.

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