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Oct
3
Wed
UCSF Mission Bay – Voter Registration Table @ Mission Bay Farmer's Market
Oct 3 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Midterm elections are fast approaching, and we can help elect pro-science, pro-immigrant, pro-worker candidates! Election Day is November 6th, and we will be voting for federal, state, and local candidates, along with important ballot measures.

If you’re eligible to vote in the US, and if you haven’t yet registered to vote, you can do so here (or in-person at the Farmer’s Market)! Any California registered voter may request to vote using a vote-by-mail ballot. You do not have to be “absent” or “out of town on election day” to vote by mail in California. You may apply for a vote-by-mail ballot just because you want to.

You don’t need to be eligible to vote in the US in order to volunteer! In fact, many international Postdocs and students help out with campaigns.

In Solidarity,

Juliane Winkler, Unit Chair
Akua Gyamerah, Head Steward
Leila Mohammadi, Head Steward
Matt Grimmer, Trustee

Oct
4
Thu
UCSF Parnassus – Happy Hour @ Blackthorn Tavern
Oct 4 @ 6:00 pm

Please join us today for another First Thursday Postdoc Union Happy Hour! Come enjoy casual conversation, networking, and get to know your Postdoc colleagues. All Postdocs are welcome!

Hope to see you there!

Juliane Winkler, Unit Chair
Akua Gyamerah, Head Steward
Leila Mohammadi, Head Steward
Matt Grimmer, Trustee

Oct
10
Wed
UCSF Mission Bay – Voter Registration Table @ Mission Bay Farmer's Market
Oct 10 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Midterm elections are fast approaching, and we can help elect pro-science, pro-immigrant, pro-worker candidates! Election Day is November 6th, and we will be voting for federal, state, and local candidates, along with important ballot measures.

If you’re eligible to vote in the US, and if you haven’t yet registered to vote, you can do so here (or in-person at the Farmer’s Market)! Any California registered voter may request to vote using a vote-by-mail ballot. You do not have to be “absent” or “out of town on election day” to vote by mail in California. You may apply for a vote-by-mail ballot just because you want to.

You don’t need to be eligible to vote in the US in order to volunteer! In fact, many international Postdocs and students help out with campaigns.

In Solidarity,

Juliane Winkler, Unit Chair
Akua Gyamerah, Head Steward
Leila Mohammadi, Head Steward
Matt Grimmer, Trustee

LBL – Coffee Hour @ LBL Cafeteria Patio
Oct 10 @ 2:00 pm

Drop by to have a cup of coffee, connect with fellow researchers, get answers to any questions you may have about rights and benefits, and discuss ways that we can further strengthen our researcher community.

Hope to see you there!

Oct
11
Thu
Berkeley — Researcher Coffee Hour @ Evans Hall (outdoor patio on the side that faces Stanley)
Oct 11 @ 2:00 pm

Drop by to have a cup of coffee and connect with fellow researchers, get answers to any questions you may have about rights and benefits, and discuss ways that we can further strengthen our research community!

We’ve made Berkeley a great place to be a Postdoc because we work together to advocate for ourselves and our research community, and that’s possible because Postdocs overwhelmingly choose to become members. If you aren’t a member of our union yet, click here!

Hope to see you there!

Claire Dodd, Unit Chair
Kaveh Gharehbaghi, Head Steward
Aman Gill, Head Steward
Mark Ho, Head Steward
Ian McFarlane, Head Steward

Oct
13
Sat
Davis – Canvass for John Garamendi
Oct 13 @ 10:00 am

Congressmember Garamendi has been a long-time Postdoc ally and supporter of science funding. Meet in Davis to canvass in Woodland and Winters

Are you in? Do you want to carpool? RSVP here

Los Angeles – Canvass for Katie Hill @ Santa Clarita Field Office
Oct 13 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Join with members of other Labor Unions to walk precincts in support of Katie Hill, who is challenging Rep. Steve Knight. If you want to carpool, please RSVP here.

Canvass for Prop 10 and Jovanka Beckles @ San Pablo Park
Oct 13 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

On October 13, Bay Area Postdocs will be canvassing for Proposition 10 and Jovanka Beckles for Assembly District 15. Proposition 10 supports affordable housing in California and Jovanka Beckles is a UAW endorsed candidate running for State Assembly in the district that spans from Richmond to North Oakland, including Berkeley. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to participate, regardless of whether you are eligible to vote! Please RSVP here.

Irvine – Researcher Barbecue @ Gabrielino Park
Oct 13 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Join us for fall barbecue on Saturday, October 13th at Gabrielino Park. This is a great opportunity to share food, fun and conversation with fellow Postdocs, family and friends. Here are the details:

We will be joined by Academic Researchers (Project Scientists, Specialists and Researchers, many of whom used to be Postdocs) who are forming their own union, and it will be a great opportunity to create a stronger researcher community and network with each other.

Food will be provided. Drinks will be donation based and will help us to raise raise funds for our union’s Voluntary Community Action Program (V-CAP) to support pro-science, pro-labor candidates who will push back against the current administration’s attacks on science and international workers.

Please RSVP here to let us know if you are coming and if you are bringing any guests, so we know how much food we need, and feel free to bring a side dish to share!

Oct
16
Tue
Davis – Canvass for Proposition 10 @ Campus
Oct 16 @ 12:00 pm

Proposition 10 supports affordable housing in California. Meet up at 12pm. When you RSVP, we’ll email you back to coordinate where to meet. A brief training will be provided at the start.

Are you in? RSVP here