Jump-start Your Advocacy in 2018

If you missed our last big Huddle meeting back in November, we have an excellent video of Ana Gonzalez from Planned Parenthood discussing the upcoming Woman’s March and other local advocacy efforts. Here’s the link https://youtu.be/It7mNPHQEqI.

img_0731.jpgOur Women’s Rights Team also presented a $480 check to the Planned Parenthood Community Action Fund from the sales of their “Silence is NOT an Option” t-shirts.


We had our first Steering Team meeting of the year on Tuesday Jan. 2, 2018.

Here are the full Steering Team Meeting Minutes: HB Huddle Steering Meeting 1_2_2018-2

Here are some updates:

1 –  The Oak View Youth Soccer League will be our next Community Partner for February, March and April.

2 – The Communications Team is looking for someone to manage the HB Huddle Facebook Fan Page please email admin@hbhuddle.com if you can help. The Steering Team voted to approve funding to upgrade our website.

3 – The Debate Planning Team has been hard at work and the event is sold out. Final logistics will take place next week. Each Action Team will have a table and are encouraged to have materials for attendees. Funds were released to cover all expenses. Huddle t-shirts will be available and pre-orders for Huddle Hoodies will be taken at the debate.

4 – The Healthcare Team is working on the February Huddle. We plan to have a celebration of our 1 year anniversary. Plans for our March Huddle have not been finalized but the Environment Team is in the process of securing speakers for the April Huddle. Carden has been booked for our February, March and April Huddle meetings.

5 – The Local Elections Team members will use Eventbrite to sell tickets for a bus ride to the OC Women’s March on January 20. Here’s a link. Our organization has also been registered for the Women’s March.

6 – Reminders for Huddle Attendance at HB City Council meetings was given. The goal is to have five to six Huddle members in the audience with Action Teams taking the lead on the following months:

January: Local Elections (Tuesday Jan. 16, 2018 moved for Martin Luther King Day)

February: Healthcare (Monday Feb. 5th  & Tues. Feb. 20th moved for Presidents’ Day)

March: #NoBanNoWall (Monday Mar. 5th & Mar. 19th)

April: Women’s Rights (Monday April 2 & April 16)

May: Environment (Monday May 7 & May 21)

7- The next  Steering Team meeting will be January 23 at 6:30 pm at Cathey’s. Topics will include March Huddle format, how Huddle will present down ballot candidates and how we’ll structure Huddle meetings during election cycles.

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