Actions! 3.25-3.31.2019

We continue to deal with the consequences of the 2016 election, and to encourage the changes that we established in 2018. We prevail as we stand together. And together, we are Indivisible.

ACTIONS & EVENTS
Before you do anything else,
please use our Phone Scripts 3.25-3.31.2019 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.


From the Indivisible Team:
Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation is over, and he has submitted his report to the Department of Justice. Attorney General William Barr has officially notified Congress that Mueller submitted his findings, as he was required to do. Attorney General Barr has also sent a summary of those findings to Congress.

We’ve made two major asks of Congress over the course of this investigation.

And our asks are not changing:
Congress must use the full extent of their oversight and investigative powers to ensure that the results of Mueller’s investigation are made public and they must continue their own investigations -- that are even wider in scope than Mueller’s -- in order to get to the truth and hold Trump accountable.


Ready to turn California even more blue?

Now is your opportunity to text for Julia Peacock. They are reaching out to every Democrat and no party preference voter in CA-42 and could use help. If you want to help turn CA42 blue, please contact info.juliapeacock@gmail.com – she will set you up with a texting account.

For additional information on the candidate, peacockforcongress.com

(The district is entirely within Riverside County in the Inland Empire, including the communities of Corona, Lake Elsinore, and Murrieta.)


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

These bills passed the Senate, and are now ready for a vote in the House:

S488: The Justice for Victims of Lynching Act. Sponsored by Sen. Kamala Harris and over 40 other Senators, including Sen. Feinstein, a bill to amend title 18, United States Code, to specify lynching as a deprivation of civil rights.
https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/116/s488/text

SJ Res. 7: A joint resolution to direct the removal of United States Armed Forces from hostilities in the Republic of Yemen that have not been authorized by Congress. Sponsored by Sen. Bernie Sanders in the Senate; a companion bill in the House is sponsored by Rep. Ro Khanna.

Yemen has been mired in a civil war since March 2015, between the internationally-recognized government and an Islamic armed rebel group called the Houthis, along with their allies including ISIS and Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP). More than 60,000 people have died in the conflict to date.

Saudi Arabia, which borders Yemen to the north, has led a coalition of nations aiming to restore and reinforce the preexisting Yemeni government in power -- through airstrikes, bombing campaigns, and other military actions. The U.S. had been helping support that effort, across both the Obama and Trump administrations.
https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/116/sjres7/text

Have an opinion about these bills? Share your viewpoint with your Representatives.


March 25
General Meeting

Monday, March 25, 2019
5:45 (new members); 6:00-8:00 program
Finley Community Center
2060 W College Ave, Santa Rosa

Joel Blackwell will walk through the power we have as grass-roots lobbyists to frame the discussion, challenge the status quo, and effect legislative changes.

Joel Blackwell has worked for 25 years in 47 states and Washington DC, helping corporations and associations influence politicians and public policy and to recruit, motivate and activate members to lobby. His keynotes, seminars, video and books are based on research into why people do and don't get involved in legislative lobbying.

His books include Personal Political Power in California and Keep On Voting After the Election.


March 26
36th Annual Sonoma State University
2019 Holocaust and Genocide Lecture Series
Genocide in Our Time: It Can Happen Here
WHY? EXPLAINING THE HOLOCAUST
Emeritus Peter Hayes, Ph. D., Northwestern University
Tuesday, March 26, 2019
4 - 5:50 PM
Sonoma State University
Warren Auditorium
1801 East Cotati Ave, Rohnert Park

Underwritten by Pearl & David Furman in memory of Murray & Ruth Mruvka and Gussie & Edward Furman

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.


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March 26
Postcard Writing Party

Tuesday, March 26, 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 26
Petaluma Postcard Pod

Tuesday, March 26, 2019
4:30 - 6:30 PM
Aqus Cafe at Foundry Wharf
189 H St., Petaluma

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


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.

We want to see the entire report from the Russia/Trump investigation! We want the children united with their families! And - especially now - we need to remember the victims, living and dead, from mass gun violence, and encourage our Senators to vote for better background checks!

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