Actions! 2.11.-2.17.2019

Pause to applaud this first week of oversight! Learn more about how you can be an effective defender of our constitution - and don’t forget to make time to commend our Members of Congress for their work.

ACTIONS
Before you do anything else,
please use our Phone Scripts 2.11.-2.17.2019 to call our Members of Congress.

Now until April 2
Comment here about the current administration’s efforts to decrease funding for supplemental nutrition (SNAP). We cannot look away for even a moment - the damage being done is too great.

Read the bill, act on the bill
HR1,
which the Sen. Majority Leader called a thinly veiled attempt to get more Democrats to vote, is up for discussion. Here’s a link to the bill. If you agree that this would strengthen our democracy, call your MoC. (Indivisible national has some positive words for this legislation.)

HR8, sponsored by our own Rep. Mike Thompson, would implement improved background checks for gun ownership. The first hearing on this bill is scheduled for Feb. 8. If you cannot be in DC, make certain you read and react to the bill. Our MoCs need to hear from you. (Link to the bill.)

HR109 is the Green New Deal act, which is sponsored by both Representatives Huffman and Thompson, as well as a host of other members of the House. Several members of the Senate including Senator Kamala Harris, have also publicly supported it. If approved by both the House and the Senate, the president would have to decide whether to reject a bill that offers improved financial security, significant investment in infrastructure, and a path toward energy independence. Here’s a link to the bill as introduced.


February 12
Genocide in Our Time: It Can Happen Here
Making Hungary Great Again: State Building, Mass Violence, And The Ironies Of Global Holocaust Memory
Professor Raz Segal, Ph.D., Stockton University
Tuesday, February 12, 2019
4 - 6 PM
Sonoma State University
Warren Auditorium
1801 East Cotati Ave, Rohnert Park

Here’s a link to more information:
http://web.sonoma.edu/holocaust/lecture-posters/2019_poster.pdf

All lectures are free and open to the public.


Feb. 16, 17, 23
ACLU Training for Change Makers in Sacramento
Sacramento: Saturday, February 16, 2019
San Francisco: Sunday, February 17, 2019*
Fresno: Saturday, February. 23, 2019
12:30 - 4:30 PM
Location: RSVP for location

*This training has reached capacity, please email Cyera at cboone@aclunc.org to be added to the waitlist.

The future is ours to build.

Please join the ACLU of Northern California at our annual, in-person Training for Change Makers. The training is an opportunity to build skills, network with like-minded people, and learn how you can take local action on critical civil liberties issues.

Register here »
https://action.aclu.org/volunteer/nc-training-application-2019

Trainings are free and food will be provided. Last year's Trainings for Change Makers filled up quickly, so reserve your spot now!

Contact: Tessa
Email: tdarcangelew@aclunc.org


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Mark your calendar!

Postcarding resumes on Tuesday, February 26
Round Table Pizza
Montgomery Village
2424 Magowan Dr., Santa Rosa

Pizza provided by IndivisibleSoCo, donations excepted.

Bring your own supplies OR complete packets available for sale at cost plus colored pens to use.

Postcard events every week on Tuesdays thru when we win back our government!!

RSVP/more info:
Gloria Bealer, 545-1305 or email beauty@sonic.net or take a chance and just come.


SCRIPTS
Make your phone calls.

Call our Members of Congress to assure them you have their back, and you want a compromise, not a capitulation. An Attorney General, not a rubber stamp for the current president. A Green New Deal supported by all our Members of Congress. And isn’t it time to talk about impeachment?

Isn’t it time you called? Make your calls now!
Please use our Phone Scripts 2.11.-2.17.2019


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