Signatures-in-Lieu Due!
Feb
7
9:00 AM09:00

Signatures-in-Lieu Due!

Wednesday, February 7th is the final deadline for Signatures-in-Lieu to be dropped off with your local county Registrar of Voters. Please be sure to bring these forms in, in person, before the ROV office closes at 5pm.

Please gather as many valid signatures from registered voters as you can during the signature-gathering period. Contact us if you have any questions!

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Volunteer Gathering & Celebration in Vallejo
Feb
6
5:00 PM17:00

Volunteer Gathering & Celebration in Vallejo

On the eve of the deadline for ballot signatures, gather with Nils and local Solano County volunteers for a meeting and celebration in Vallejo! Turn in your completed forms to volunteer team organizers and enjoy time with the local community of activists who are working to change the system! 

Meeting location TBA. Stay tuned for updates!

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Meetup in Middletown!
Feb
5
6:00 PM18:00

Meetup in Middletown!

This Monday evening, meet Nils, have your questions answered, and get involved in the movement to take back Congress for the people and get money out of politics!

We'll meet at 6pm at Mount St. Helena Brewing Company. Hope to see you there!

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Game Day with the Candidate
Feb
4
2:00 PM14:00

Game Day with the Candidate

This Sunday, Feb. 4th, join Nils for a Super Bowl Watch Party in Santa Rosa! This will be an excellent opportunity to get to know the candidate one-on-one, learn about his vision and values, sign the petition to get him on the ballot, and get pre-printed copies of the Signatures in Lieu form to circulate in your community before the Feb 7th deadline!

Nils will be at the EpiCenter Sports and Entertainment Complex in Santa Rosa for the duration of the SuperBowl, from 2 to 7pm, to hear from constituents, answer your questions, and enjoy the big game! Join us and help us turn this watch party into a civic engagement party! You'll leave with all you need to become an active participant in this movement!

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Meet the Candidate in Vallejo!
Feb
3
3:00 PM15:00

Meet the Candidate in Vallejo!

This Saturday in Vallejo, meet Nils, sign the petition to get him on the ballot, and join the team working to get money out of politics and elect a Congressman who will truly represent the people of this district!

Nils will be at Children's Wonderland in Vallejo (5-year-old Satya, of course!) from 3-5pm, and then they will be hiking at the Mare Island Preserve. Join us!

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Volunteer Meeting in Napa!
Jan
19
11:00 AM11:00

Volunteer Meeting in Napa!

On Friday, January 19, meet Nils in Napa, to discuss pressing issues facing the community and work together on a plan of action to elect a congressman who stands with our people and planet. We will be meeting at Napa Valley Coffee Roasting Company from 12 noon to 3pm. 

We will be signing up volunteers at this event for collecting signatures to get Nils on the ballot. If you're interested in getting involved, please join us! 

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Santa Rosa Volunteer Meeting
Jan
14
12:00 PM12:00

Santa Rosa Volunteer Meeting

On Sunday, January 14, meet Nils at the Santa Rosa Farmers Market (12-2pm), and join a group of citizen-leaders after the market (from 2-5pm) at Rico Aroma Coffee on Railroad Square to discuss pressing issues facing the community and work together on a plan of action to elect a congressman who stands with our people and planet. 

We will be signing up volunteers at this event for collecting signatures to get Nils on the ballot. If you're interested in getting involved, please join us! 

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Revolution: Vallejo!
Jan
13
12:00 PM12:00

Revolution: Vallejo!

On Saturday, January 13, meet Nils at the Vallejo Farmers Market (12-2pm), and join a group of citizen-leaders after the market (from 2-5pm) at The Bean to discuss pressing issues facing the community and work together on a plan of action to elect a congressman who stands with our people and planet. 

We will be signing up volunteers at this event for collecting signatures to get Nils on the ballot. If you're interested in getting involved, please join us! 

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Political Fundraising, Phase One
Jan
1
to Feb 7

Political Fundraising, Phase One

Starting this January, and through the end of the initial signature-gathering period on February 7th, we'll be launching Phase One of Political Fundraising for this campaign. Please support this movement for people, planet, and justice for all by making a donation and sharing this website (and the video we'll be posting here soon) with all of your friends on social media.

The goal here is to raise $2,000 by February 7th. This amount represents the cost of getting on the ballot, along with a fraction of what we'll be needing to raise by March 9th (Phase Two) for printed statements in the voter guides, yard signs and other campaign costs. 

"In 2016, I got into a small amount of debt running for Congress. I made the mistake of using my own money - including money I didn't have - to fight an uphill battle to unseat an entrenched politician. In 2018, I won't make the same mistake. If I'm going to run a successful campaign, it has to be of, by and for the people. This fundraiser is chance for my constituents to demonstrate that there is, indeed, a movement to elect a true leader who will stand with our people (and not the biggest, most destructive corporations that are fueling the establishment candidate) in these epic times we're living in. If we want to pass on a just country and a healthy world to future generations, we can no longer afford to passively allow the status quo to reign over our lives. We need to make a change. And it has to come from all of us. This fundraiser is an opportunity for people to make a statement: that we are ready for real change, and we're ready to invest personal action to be the change." -Nils Palsson

You can make an early contribution here.

Than you for your courage and your support! 

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Volunteer Packets Out!
Dec
17
10:00 AM10:00

Volunteer Packets Out!

Those willing to collect signatures to get Nils on the ballot will be able to begin this December. On Sunday, 12/17, Nils will be holding volunteer meetings around the district and distributing signature-gathering packets to volunteer leaders in a community near you!

Stay tuned for more detailed info -- and get involved by emailing NIPalsson@gmail.com or calling/texting 415-646-5630.

Thanks!

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Signature-Gathering to Get Nils on the Ballot!
Dec
15
to Feb 7

Signature-Gathering to Get Nils on the Ballot!

This is the signature-gathering period for getting Nils on the ballot. In order to register as a candidate for U.S. House of Representatives, the cost is $1,800 OR 3,000 signatures.

During this period, volunteers are encouraged to download the Signatures-in-Lieu form and go out canvassing door-to-door or in public places, getting registered voters to sign the form to get Nils on the ballot.

A note to signature-gatherers: By printing this form and gathering signatures, you are acting as a "circulator." For the signatures you've gathered to count, you must:

  1. Print this form two-sided and gather signatures of registered voters only.
  2. Write the name of your county on the blank line on page 1
  3. Complete the "Affadavit of Circulator" portion on the back of each form you turn in.
    (don't forget to add your name and signature to the petition itself!)
  4. Have each person signing be sure to print, sign, and include their residential address.
  5. Turn this form in to your local Registrar of Voters office by 5pm on Weds, Feb. 7th.

To sign up as a volunteer, or for questions about signature-gathering, feel free to email votenils@gmail.com or call Nils directly at 415-646-5630.

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Celebrating Resilience! Nils Emcees Nonprofit Event at Sebastopol Grange
Dec
12
6:30 PM18:30

Celebrating Resilience! Nils Emcees Nonprofit Event at Sebastopol Grange

Join Nils Palsson and his nonprofit employer, Transition US, for an evening of solutions, live at the Sebastopol Grange on Tuesday, December 12th!

This annual fundraiser, celebrating the work of Transition US in building resilient community across the country, will feature local brews and hors d'oeuvres, great live music, and inspirational TEDx-style talks by engaging luminaries including Post Carbon senior fellow and author Richard Heinberg, community builder and cooperative realtor Cassandra Ferrera, After Now author Bob Stilger, political comedian Uncle Sam, and much more. Nils wil emcee the evening and offer remarks on the growing worldwide movement to build thriving, resilient community.

Please RSVP here, share this event with friends, and follow this link to purchase tickets to this inspirational charitable event. And make sure to mark you calendars for 12/12 at the Grange.

This is not a political fundraiser. Transition US is a 501(c)-3 nonprofit. For more information about Transition US, visit www.transitionus.org and be sure to follow TUS at https://www.facebook.com/TransitionUS

We look forward to seeing you there!

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Community Resilience Talk at SSU
Dec
9
2:00 PM14:00

Community Resilience Talk at SSU

On Saturday, December 9, Nils will be addressing a class of environmental science and other liberal arts students at Sonoma State University's Rachel Carson Hall. Attendance to this event is limited to students registered for the course, but stay tuned for a recording of the talk!

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Transition US National Gathering!
Jul
27
to Jul 30

Transition US National Gathering!

This summer, Nils was a speaker, workshop leader and event organizer at the first-ever Transition US National Gathering in St. Paul, MN. This was an epic national conference that included local resilience organizers from around the country. You can learn more about the Transition National Gathering and watch event recordings here. Learn more about the Transition Towns movement and Transition US here

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Nils Speaks at Solano Community College
May
21
1:00 PM13:00

Nils Speaks at Solano Community College

On Saturday, May 21, Nils will be a panelist at the Voters Education and Registration Forum hosted by APAPA Solano County Chapter (APAPA-SOC), part of a national, non-profit, non-partisan grassroots organization established with the primary mission of empowering Asian and Pacific Islander Americans through education and active participation in civic and public affairs.

The purpose of this forum is to provide voters education/information and to register new voters in Solano County. The event will be located at Solano Community College Vallejo Campus, 545 Columbus Parkway, Vallejo 94591.

The program schedule is as follows:

  • 1:00 p.m.         Reception
  • 2:00 p.m.         Forum
  • 4:00 p.m.         Networking

Come on out and spread the love!

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Vallejo Stonewall Dems Vote to Endorse
May
12
7:00 PM19:00

Vallejo Stonewall Dems Vote to Endorse

On Thursday, 5/12, Nils will speak to the Stonewall Democratic Club of Solano County. Members of the club will vote on endorsements. Please come out and show your support!

From the Stonewall Dems' Facebook Event Page

Calling all members and interested community members - come out and get involved with the Stonewall Democrats of Solano County.

We will be discussing our upcoming events as well as voting on endorsements for the club. To vote on endorsements, you must have been a member for atleast four months.

Agenda and other items will be emailed to current members with an active email account. Printed agenda's and other documents will be available at the meeting.

Please share this event with your friends and neighbors within Solano County.

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Rent Control Rally in Santa Rosa
May
3
3:00 PM15:00

Rent Control Rally in Santa Rosa

On Tuesday, May 3, citizens marched through the streets of Santa Rosa from the junior college to City Hall, rallying out front with speeches and chanting, packing and overflowing the City Council meeting where elected leaders voted in favor of rent control and curbs on evictions.

Nils was proud to march with students, rally with laborers, and show solidarity for common-sense solutions to our housing crisis.

Here's a link to the first Press Democrat piece on the recent decision. Stay tuned for more information about this ongoing movement for our right to housing.

Fight, Fight, Fight. Housing is a right!

 

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Nils Elected Delegate at CD5 Bernie Caucus
May
1
2:00 PM14:00

Nils Elected Delegate at CD5 Bernie Caucus

Nils attended the District 5 Democratic Caucus for Bernie Sanders in Napa on Sunday, May 1, as a candidate to be a pledged delegate for Bernie Sanders.

The union hall teemed with citizens caucusing passionately for the people's candidate for President, Bernie Sanders. Dozens of community leaders vied for seven slots as delegates for Sanders at the 2016 DNC this summer in Philadelphia.

Nils Palsson was the second-highest overall vote-getter, earning him a spot at the Convention.

#SeeYouInPhilly 

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Nils Speaks at SRJC Environmental Forum
Mar
2
12:00 PM12:00

Nils Speaks at SRJC Environmental Forum

On Wednesday, March 2nd, Nils will be the featured speaker at Santa Rosa Junior College's Environmental Forum.

His talk, entitled How Resilient is Your Community? will explore the epic-scale challenges we face as a people — and how groups of local citizens around the world are responding with a meaningful, organic movement toward thriving resilience for all by designing systems in harmony and integrity with the Earth.

At this event, Palsson will be representing of Transition US, the national hub of the global Transition Towns movement toward local resilience. Attend this talk to hear from Nils' experience as a community organizer. Explore powerful models of grassroots change, learn the meaning of “permaculture,” and locate these developments within the greater Movement for environmental and social justice.

This event is free and open to the public. It is located at the Newman Auditorium of Santa Rosa Junior College.

More info.

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People's Victory Potluck in Loch Lomond
Feb
24
6:00 PM18:00

People's Victory Potluck in Loch Lomond

On the eve of the filing deadline for the petitions-in-lieu (to get us on the ballot), join Nils and tribe in Loch Lomond for a gathering. Bring a dish if you like, as well as musical instruments and whatever else grooves you.

Petitions will be due at county elections offices Thursday night, so this is the last chance to get them to me -- or get blanks to fill up and turn in yourself Thursday.

More info on circulating petitions here.

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SRJC Rise Up!
Feb
24
1:00 PM13:00

SRJC Rise Up!

Join Nils Wednesday afternoon at Santa Rosa Junior College (Santa Rosa Campus) from 1-4pm to build the political revolution we always hear Bernie Sanders talking about. No one man can do this alone. It's going to take all of us

One Love!

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People's Victory Potluck This Sunday!
Feb
21
5:00 PM17:00

People's Victory Potluck This Sunday!

Join Nils at his home in Loch Lomond for a rally and casual potluck this Sunday, February 21. This is our last week to gather signatures-in-lieu to get Nils on the ballot! Sign a petition and take a copy to your community or workplace. It's going to take all of us to bring about this People's Victory!

Potluck begins at 5:00 pm and continues on into the evening. Please bring a dish to share!

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