No Votes for Genocide Pledge + Nakba Day Rally Prep

@Bozzii and I put this together yesterday. May 15th is Nakba Day, so we thought it would be a good day to launch the No Votes for Genocide campaign. But to do that, we have a bunch of stuff we need to finish. If you have time, please pitch in so we can get off to a good start.

Task Assignments

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Task Deadline Date Assigned To In Progress Complete Review by OP
NoVotesForGenocide.com May 12 @chima
Edit Pledge Language (see Google Doc) @hipgnosis X X
Language for Thank You page/email reply after they sign @Bozzii X X
Predrafted captions/tweets for sharing
Route for march May 13 @hipgnosis X X
Speaker list May 13
Pledge Sign Up Sheets for Rally and Future Events May 14 @chima
Small flyer with pledge, QR code, link to WCU website May 14 @chima
Outreach Materials for Rally and Future Events May 14 @Bozzii X
Half-page flyers with information on Current events in Palestine May 14 @Bozzii X
Half-page flyers with information on Josh’s voting record May 14
May 9th post caption May 8
May 13th post caption May 12
Draft email - Nakba Day Rally + help launch NVFG Pledge May 8
Draft email - pledge and Nakba Day reminder May 12

Task Details

No Votes for Genocide Pledge

NoVotesForGenocide.com (Deadline May 12)

  • Edit Pledge Language (see Google Doc)
    • This language will be on top of the website and on our flyers/printed materials.
  • Language for Thank You page/email reply after they sign (see Google Doc)
    • After someone adds their name, they will be redirected to a “Thank You” page that can include text + links to share the pledge on Facebook/Twitter/Email. In the text, include the following:
      • Share with friends/family
      • Invite to join WCU
      • Say they will updated about actions
  • Pre-drafted captions/tweets for sharing (see Google Doc)
    • If someone clicks on the Share on Social Media buttons, it will pre-fill their post with text. The text should state they just signed onto the pledge.

Nakba Day Rally at Weber Ave on May 15th

Importance of Nakba Day: The Nakba, meaning “catastrophe” in Arabic, refers to the ethnic cleansing and forcible expulsion of Palestinians from their indigenous land following the creation of the state of Israel. On May 15, 1948, succeeding the expiration of the British Mandate, the Israeli military and paramilitary groups conducted violent campaigns against the Palestinian people, leading to the expulsion of at least 750,000 people, 15,000 innocent lives murdered, nearly 530 villages and cities destroyed, and 78% of the land stolen. Though this was not the first nor the last time Israel used such barbaric force against the Palestinians, the Nakba marked a devastating point in their history. May 15–Nakba Day–is a day of remembrance of the atrocities Israel has committed against the Palestinian people.

Plan Rally (see Google Doc)

  • Route for march (should go down Weber Ave) (Deadline: May 13)
  • Speaker list (Deadline: May 13)

Pledge Sign Up Sheets for Rally and Future Events (Deadline: May 14)

  • These sheets will be the primary way we collect signatures in person.

  • Include: pledge, name, zip code, phone, email, “Help Do Outreach” checkbox and QR codes linking to pledge and WCU registration

  • Small flier with pledge, QR code, link to WCU website

Outreach Materials for Rally and Future Events (Deadline May 14)

  • Half-page flyers with information on (see Google Doc):
    • Current events in Palestine
    • Josh’s voting record update language on IG post here

Rally Social Media Posts

  • May 9th post caption (Deadline May 8) (see Google Doc)
  • May 13th post caption (Deadline May 12) (see Google Doc)

Emails to WCU List (members + volunteers)

  • Draft email asking people to attend Nakba Day Rally + help launch NVFG Pledge (Deadline May 8) (see Google Doc)
  • Draft email asking people to pledge, share with friends/family, and Nakba Day reminder (Deadline May 12) (see Google Doc)

I did some language edits and left a couple comments


I also propose this route if we decide not to go by Harder’s office.
It is about 30 minutes walk, and goes by city hall, the court house, and the franchise tax board, as well as several prominent businesses and banks.
This route is also a long 3 large streets providing maximum visibility.

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We don’t have signs as a part of our checklist here, but maybe we think about at least having a banner.

Sorry for that last update I said the wrong date. We’re changing the date of the Nakba Day Rally from the 15th to the Saturday May 18

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I am for this proposed route. Do we want to start in front of the Central library?

I had the route behind and end on the steps of city hall which is good for pictures and speeches.

But I was wondering if 30 mins is too short? Long is the event supposed to be and how much of it is supposed to be taken up by the march?

Do we want to print the banner like last time or do we want to paint it on a canvas?

Since we have a week, we can get something printed