Actions! 2.25.-3.3.2019

Our democracy is at risk. We know that. And we know that we can protect our democracy through the strength of our resistance. Every day, every week. We must resist, so we can build again.

Before you do anything else, please use our Phone Scripts 2.25.-3.3.2019 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.


EVENTS
February 25
Indivisible Sonoma County’s General Meeting

Monday, February 25, 2019
6 - 8 PM
Finley Community Center, Santa Rosa

What is the Green New Deal? Why should this matter to you? Come and learn more about this proposal to shift our economy, improve our environment, and address climate change.

And while you are in the meeting, IndivisibleSoCo will introduce you to volunteer opportunities and activist teams!

RSVP here!


February 26
Genocide in Our Time: It Can Happen Here
Crows of The Desert: A Hero’s Journey Through the Armenian Genocide
(Film)
Tuesday, February 12, 2019
4 - 6 PM
Sonoma State University
Warren Auditorium
1801 East Cotati Ave, Rohnert Park

Marta Houske, Emmy award-winning filmmaker with Levon Parian, Armenian Genocide descendant, and Saud Attrache, Druze rescuer descendant. Presented in partnership with the Sebastopol Documentary Film Festival

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.


There’s more on our Calendar!

Learn about meetings with MoCs. Put team meetings on your schedule. Check in with other progressive groups.


ACTIONS

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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.


2 Texting Projects You Can Work On:

1. From Debbie W at the Mississippi Dems: "MS Dems need our help cleaning up their texting list. I was a Volunteer Moderator for the midterms, and Espy got close! It’s pretty easy. We basically fill in short drop down options in batches of 50 – it takes about 30 minutes to do one batch."

If interested, please reply to slackindivisible@wwagallery.com

2. From Indivisible Chicago: "Chicago’s mayoral election is this Tuesday 2/26 and Indivisible IL9's endorsed candidate needs your help. Chicago hasn’t seen this kind of election since Harold Washington. Lori Lightfoot is our pick; she is climbing in the polls, and some say she’s nearing the top, but other candidates have big money and are so entrenched in the machine that folks who are in the know have all but given up!

However, more than 20% of Chicago is still undecided. We need your help reaching 100,000 of them now. With 14 candidates, it’s likely to go to a runoff. If you like text banking and care about Chicago politics, this race is history in the making. Sign up today with wil@lightfootforchicago.com, (708) 527-1573.

More info on the text bank here:
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1iLFDEGij3MOTpOJEqPGrkvMFa_rqKaUXTjCUw9qjduo


SCRIPTS
Make your phone calls.

There is no ‘national emergency’ at the border - but the children continued to be separated from their families. And the true emergency is our climate.

Tell our MoCs what you care about. Time to make some calls!
Please use our Phone Scripts 2.25.-3.3.2019


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