Actions! 3.11-3.17.2019

Shed some sunshine on our government! Let us see the taxes (make your calls!). Stop the lying (make your calls!). Encourage more to vote (send some postcards!). Together, we are Indivisible.

ACTIONS & EVENTS
Before you do anything else,
please use our Phone Scripts 3.11-3.17.2019 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

Every week, new legislation is introduced into Congress. Follow legislation through the process! See: Tracking the United States Congress 

This is Sunshine in Government week. Here are some pieces of legislation up for discussion:

HR 736, which would require the Director of the Government Publishing Office to establish and maintain an online portal accessible to the public that allows the public to obtain electronic copies of all congressionally mandated reports in one place, and for other purposes. https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/116/hr736/text

HR 1404, Which proposes the means to strengthen the United States response to Russian interference by providing transparency on the corruption of Russian President Vladimir Putin. https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/116/hr1404/text

Both these resolutions are in committee this week. If approved, they will be voted on by the entire House.


March 12
2019 Holocaust and Genocide Lecture Series
Genocide in Our Time: It Can Happen Here
Islamophobia and Antisemitism: Differences, Parallels, and Challenges
Professor Mehnaz Afridi, Ph.D.,
Director, The Holocaust, Genocide, and Interfaith Education Center, Manhattan College
Tuesday, March 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.


March 14
Green New Deal Discussion/Action to Swing Wisconsin Supreme Court Election
Thursday, March 14, 2019
5:30 - 7:30 PM
St. Paul's Parish Hall
209 W Matheson St, Healdsburg

Contact: M T Behan, mtbehan@yahoo.com


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March 12
Postcard Writing Party

Tuesday, March 12, 2019
Noon - 2 PM
Round Table Pizza
Montgomery Village
2424 Magowan Dr., Santa Rosa

Packets of postcards and stamps sold at cost: $9-$10 per packet of 20 addresses. (20 addresses are doable in 2 hrs.) Colored pens and other supplies available.

Pizza served for lunch at no charge, provided by IndivisibleSoCo, but donations, going directly to IndivisibleSoCo, accepted and appreciated.

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

RSVP/more info:
Gloria Bealer, 707-545-1305 or email beauty@sonic.net or take a chance and just come.


March 12
Petaluma Postcard Pod

Tuesday, March 12, 2019
4:30 - 6:30 PM
Aqus Cafe at Foundry Wharf
Petaluma

The Petaluma Pod is meeting biweekly. – postcards, letter writing, et. al.
Email: lakhan@sonic.net


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March 15
Sonoma Climate Strike
Friday, March 15, 2019
9 - 10 AM
Sonoma Plaza, Sonoma, CA

This strike on the Plaza is part of a global day of youth action and is being hosted by three Sonoma kids, Viola, Cassin and Lilly. They plan to hold signs from 9-10 at the Plaza before joining a larger strike in Sacramento at Noon.

Please stand with the youth as an ally in their fight for climate action, and share the link below, especially with those who may have young people in their lives who can join in!

https://www.facebook.com/events/2160812480670391/

Same day:
California Youth Climate Strike: North Bay
11 AM - 2 PM
Old Courthouse Square, Santa Rosa
Hosted by California Climate Strike

On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/613996295740500

Join North Bay youth as we strike for the Green New Deal and other necessary actions to solve the climate crisis. If you are coming from Sonoma County or Marin, we encourage you to use the SMART train as sustainable transportation!

If you are unable to join us, consider organizing a strike, walkout, or other action on your campus! If you cannot attend a climate strike or walkout, we ask you to wear green in solidarity with this movement. Learn more about our movement at youthclimatestrikeus.org


There’s more on our Calendar!

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


SCRIPTS
Make your phone calls.

It’s Sunshine Week*! Help our MoCs shed some light on the government - make your calls!
Please use our Phone Scripts 3.11-3.17.2019

*During Sunshine Week, hundreds of media organizations, civic groups, libraries, nonprofits, schools and other participants engage public discussion on the importance of open government through news and feature articles and opinion columns; special Web pages and blogs; infographics; editorial cartoons; public service advertising; public seminars and forums. The purpose of the week is to highlight the fact that "government functions best when it operates in the open."


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