For all of us, this is personal.
We have seven weeks - just seven weeks! - to help set our country back on its feet.
Time to Resist. Rally. March. Call. Write. Act. And VOTE!
Sign up for Code Red and be prepared in case Rosenstein is fired.
Call Democratic members of the Senate Judiciary Committee and share your thoughts about the Kavanaugh appointment.
Go to a survivor’s rally on Thursday.
Volunteer to write postcards, make phone calls, send texts, register voters, and knock on doors.
Make your calls. And don’t forget to call our own Senators, Kamala Harris and Dianne Feinstein to talk about the Kavanaugh appointment. Your voice makes a big difference. Use our Scripts.
We have just seven weeks to make an amazing impact on the House and Senate races.
We do that by contacting voters: writing postcards, sending texts and emails, making phone calls, and knocking on doors.
Get started by reading Indivisible’s brand-new Guide for Winning Elections! This voter contact guide is your one-stop-shop for planning all of your electoral work. Check it out here and share with your friends and colleagues.
Turnout matters. The more people who vote, the more people who own the government and want to make certain it’s working. Here’s a sample of the many opportunities for us to help everyone vote. And here’s a link to the calendar, and to still more opportunities here: Election Support Activities.
On the Kavanaugh appointment, this from our colleagues at IndivisibleSausalito, with thanks:
Last week it seemed like the nomination was a done deal. Despite the continued and typical partisan machinations, this is no longer the case. More Republicans (Flake, Corker) are starting to suggest that we should slow down. If all Dems vote NO on this nomination, we just need two Republicans to end this nomination.
Senator Feinstein ran for the Senate because she was inspired by Anita Hill. You’re encouraged to listen to this special episode of The Daily (New York Times podcast) which includes an interview with her. Fun fact - in 1991, during the Anita Hill testimony, there were only TWO women in the Senate and only 10% of Congress. These hearings so outraged women that the next year, 1992, was called “The Year of the Woman”. That was the year that Dianne Feinstein first served in the Senate.
Today we received 100% assurance that Senator Feinstein will not allow the same dynamic that played out with Anita Hill to play out next week.
Senator Feinstein has already voted NO on Kavanaugh. When Dr. Blasey Ford’s letter was made public, Senator Grassley tried to have “staff calls” to work it through. Senator Feinstein pushed back and now we have a hearing.
Senator Feinstein did not release the letter because she made a commitment to Dr. Blasey Ford to protect her confidentiality.
In our meeting today we learned that contrary to our mantra of Don’t Call If You’re Not A Constituent, many of the Democratic Senators on the Judiciary Committee are accepting and tallying calls from non-constituents. Senator Feinstein views this as an issue of national importance and is accepting calls from out of state on this issue.
So - Focus on our message and make calls. Call not only your Senator but also all of the Democrats on the Judiciary Committee. Reinforce the message where and when you can.
Reach out to friends in conservative communities to write op-eds on the importance of the Supreme Court. Many people have no idea of the importance of what is at stake. Educate them.
CALL NOW TO STOP/SLOW DOWN KAVANAUGH HEARINGS
Who to Call
SENATOR DIANE FEINSTEIN
(Best chance of getting through - Fresno and San Diego)
Fresno: (559) 485-7430
San Diego: (619) 231-9712
My name is _______________ and I am a constituent of Senator (Harris/Feinstein). I am calling today to encourage Senator (Harris/Feinstein) to continue to demand that the FBI investigate Dr. Blasey Ford’s allegations of Brett Kavanaugh’s sexual assault. These hearings must be delayed until this FBI investigation is complete.
I am also concerned about about Kavanaugh’s view of unitary executive power (his belief that a sitting President is above the law) in light of the current investigation into President Trump’s possible illegal actions.
This is a lifetime seat on the nation’s highest court, and should be treated as such. These credible allegations against Brett Kavanaugh damage the institution of the Judiciary and should disqualify him from consideration.
Other Democrats on Judiciary
Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI)
Amy Klobushar (D-MN)
“My name is _______________ and I am a not a constituent of Senator (________). I am calling today because my concerns relate to an issue of national importance. I am calling to to encourage Senator (_______) to continue to demand that the FBI investigate Dr. Blasey Ford’s allegations of Brett Kavanaugh’s sexual assault. These hearings must be delayed until this FBI investigation is complete.
I am also concerned about about Kavanaugh’s view of unitary executive power,(his belief that a sitting President is above the law) in light of the current investigation into President Trump’s possible illegal actions.
This is a lifetime seat on the nation’s highest court, and should be treated as such. These credible allegations against Brett Kavanaugh damage the institution of the Judiciary and should disqualify him from consideration.”
The Women’s March Calls for Local Rallies on Thursday!
Thursday, September 27, 2018
Starts at Noon
The Women's March has called for nationwide protests on Thursday Sept. 27th at noon across all time zones.
The closest rally is:
D Street, Petaluma
Too many of us have stories like Dr. Christine Blasey Ford’s. Too many of us have never felt safe enough to share them. Dr. Blasey Ford has shown incredible courage coming forward about Brett Kavanaugh’s attempt to rape her 36 years ago. She has given us the courage to share our own stories.
Dr. Blasey Ford is scheduled to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee about her attempted rape on Thursday. That same day, on Thursday, September 27, survivors will gather at their Senators’ offices across the country and share their own testimonies of assault. They will #HearOurVoice.
Friday Postcard Party at Democratic Headquarters
Friday, September 28, 2018
2 - 4 PM
Sonoma County Democratic Headquarters
1420 E. Washington St., Petaluma
SIGN UP: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090e4da5ac2fa5fc1-friday
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Come join our fabulous POSTCARD PARTY leader, Becky Montgomery, at the Democratic Headquarters in Petaluma. Gather with other activists, writing & sending postcards to constituents in Red Districts, and help get Democrats elected. It's much easier than traveling to these areas! We have had a lot of Great Feedback on our Postcards! Please come,enjoy the camaraderie, some light snacks and an opportunity to help turn the country BLUE on November 6th!
What to bring: 20 postcards and stamps and your creativity. We take care of the rest!
Canvassing opportunities in CD04!
September 29-30 (Roseville)
October 20-21 (El Dorado County, likely Cameron Park)
Drive up Saturday AM, canvass Saturday, spend the night, canvass Sunday, drive home Sunday afternoon. CalAway hosts are offering overnights on Saturdays. One day trips on either day are also fine. Just make sure the car you're in is doing the same.
Texting in Santa Rosa
Saturday, September 29, 2018
1 - 3 PM
RSVP for address: Email Alix Shor, email@example.com
We will be texting with Resistance Labs using Hustle. Our candidates will be either running for a seat in the House or Senate. To see the campaigns Resistance Labs are supporting, visit:
Flip the House - https://resistancelabs.com/flipcongress/house
Flip the Senate - https://resistancelabs.com/flipcongress/senate
What to Bring
Smart phone, charger, if you have never texted bring password for the Apple Store or Google Play store, lots of enthusiasm.
Bus Trip to Reno!!
Saturday, October 13, 2018
Nevada Here we come!!
• Bus will depart Napa at the South Napa Shopping Center near Target at 7 AM sharp
• Arrive Reno at 11 AM
• Work from 11:15 AM - 2:15 PM and 3 - 6 PM
• We will depart Reno at 6:30 PM
• Arrive in Napa about 10:30PM
Help elect Democrat Jacky Rosen and take back the US Senate! Politico, Vox, and CNN agree: Nevada is the MOST IMPORTANT Senate race in the country this year and right now, polls are showing a dead heat.
We need YOUR HELP to flip NV Blue.
Help by walking door to door talking to voters
Join us, Space is limited!!!
Sign-up online on this link:
Or contact: Mary Jane Bowker at firstname.lastname@example.org, 707-226-8989
Our website: Mikethompsonforcongress.com
THE LAST WEEKEND
Canvass for Janz >> Flip CA-22!!
Study after study shows that the most effective way to get people to vote is by having conversations with them in the four days before Election Day. Each of us has the power to make a big difference in CA-10 by talking to voters.
Be there when it matters: http://bit.ly/2MFnqrM
There are more postcard parties, canvassing, texting, and phone calling campaigns for the November election. Just check out our calendar! There are new opportunities every week.
We cannot forget. We cannot be silent.
From Brett Kavanaugh to Kristjen Nielsen, this administration supports the weak and corruptWe can do something about it. We can strengthen the resolve of our elected officials, so they can say, Enough is enough.
Time to make some calls.
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