9 weeks. That’s not very long. Barely two months.
Whatever you have been able to do so far - dig deeper and go farther. We must not relax. Clearly, only we can stop this. We have 9 weeks.
Let’s start by being strongly opposed to the appointment of Judge Kavanaugh to a lifetime position on the Supreme Court.
Let’s continue by pouring our energy into writing postcards, knocking on doors, sending texts, and making phone calls.
We must Resist. Rally. March. Call. Write. Act. And VOTE!
It was on Saturday, September 8, 2018
Did you reserve a spot at our Midterm Madness event? If so - we’re sorry! There’s so much going on that we’ve decided to postpone socializing and encourage you to stay active and engaged with campaigns and events this Saturday.
Watch for a social event this winter, when we have recovered from the glorious November election!
Still want to do something on Saturday, September 8?
Attend the RISE rally in San Francisco!
Buses will be leaving from Santa Rosa all the way down to Mill Valley for the RISE rally on September 8th:
(Depart) Buses will leave the pickup city at 9 AM on Saturday, September 8th for Downtown San Francisco as close to Embarcadero Plaza as possible (march start location).
Pickup address options are:
• Santa Rosa (address: 1350 Maple Ave Santa Rosa, CA 95404)
• Rohnert Park/Cotati (address: 1 Doubletree Drive, Rohnert Park, CA 94928)
• Petaluma (address: 175 Fairgrounds Dr. Petaluma, CA 94952
• Novato (address: 7700 Redwood Blvd Novato, CA 94945)
• Greenbrae (address: 100 Drakes Landing Rd, Greenbrae, CA 94904)
• Mill Valley (address: 425 Sycamore Ave Mill Valley, CA 94941)
Returning Buses will leave from San Francisco as close to Civic Center as possible (march end location) at 3:30 PM to return to the morning pickup locations.
Once you buy a ticket, your name will be added to the Will Call list, which bus captains will have to know to let you on the bus. You will not need to present a ticket to get on the bus, just your name and photo ID.
Buses will stop along different pickup locations on the way to San Francisco. Your bus captain will tell you the address of your pickup spot in your city closer to September 8th, but if you have any confusion you can email Nan at email@example.com
Kids and minors welcome with adult supervision!
Share the bus ticket link here: https://marinorsonomarisebus.brownpapertickets.com
Share RISE RSVP link here: https://ca.riseforclimate.org/?source=tagged&referrer=group-350-bay-area
Seats are limited, so invite your friends today!
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On Tuesday, September 4, Brett Kavanaugh began testifying in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee regarding his nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court, despite ongoing efforts by Senate Republicans to withhold documents and cover up his record.
Send a message to the Senate: Reject Brett Kavanaugh.
Call. Call often. Call calmly or call enraged. But call. Call all week as long as the hearings last.
Here is contact info for the Senate Judiciary Committee:
Charles Grassley (chairman): 202-224-3744
Orin Hatch: 202-224-3744
Lindsey Graham: 202-224-3744
John Cornyn: 202-224-3744
Mike Lee: 202-224-5444
Ted Cruz: 202-224-3744
Ben Sasse: 202-224-6551
Jeff Flake: 202-224-6551
Mike Crapo: 202-224-6142
Thom Tillis: 202-224-6342
John Kennedy: 202-224-4623
"My name is ___ and I’m calling to ask the senator to stop the nomination process of Brett Cavanaugh. Our president is compromised, under criminal investigation and should not be allowed to have a lifetime appointment to the supreme court. Also, now more than ever, The McConnell Rule stands: No nominations should take place until after the election in November. Let the People Speak before such a momentous decision is made.”
If you’re tweeting, go HERE for a full listing of MoCs and use these hashtags: #SaveSCOTUS #DitchtheLIST
Call Claire McCaskill, Heidi Heitkamp and Doug Jones because they are Dems in red states who might not be inclined to hold a united front against the appointment.
“Hi, my name is _______ and I’m a constituent from zip code______ and a member of Indivisible. I’m calling to ask the Senator to continue to reject consideration of the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court so long as Republican Senators continue to withhold documents critical to evaluating his nomination.
The stonewalling by Republicans is unprecedented and part of a concerted effort to rush his confirmation before the truth can out. This is deeply wrong and unfair to all citizens of our country. It’s also part of an established pattern of abuse of power by Senate Republicans. It must be wholly rejected by all Democratic Senators.”
Guide for Winning Elections
Campaigns are fully engaged as they work toward November. We can help. And since we are all in this together - and since our only way forward is to support each other - lots of organizations are working together.
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.
Postcard Writing Every Tuesday at Lunchtime in Santa Rosa
Tuesday, September 4, 2018
Noon - 2 PM
Round Table Pizza Montgomery Village
2424 Magowan Dr., Santa Rosa
Time to put Democrats over the finish line! Postcards are fun and easy! Bring cash to help defray the cost of pizza and supplies - we will have all the supplies at the event for you to purchase! Please RSVP so we can know how much we need - firstname.lastname@example.org or call 707-545-1305. Or if you have your own postcards and stamps - bring 'em - we have open stock addresses for you! See you there!
Complete packets to purchase! All necessary supplies will be available for everyone to use at the site!
Petaluma Postcard Pod
Tuesday, September 4, 2018
5 - 7 PM
Aqus Cafe at Foundry Wharf
189 H St, Corner of 2nd and H Street, Petaluma
Join us to write postcards encouraging citizens to vote in the upcoming elections.
Bring postcards and stamps if you have them; if not, we have some on hand for a small contribution to our Stamp Kitty; don’t let lack of supplies slow you down! Bring markers, pens, even a friend or two. It’s fun to write in community, in a congenial supportive atmosphere.
And what better place than Aqus, eh?
Soothe your soul and write some postcards.
Canvassing opportunities in CD04!
Sept. 29-30 (Roseville)
Oct. 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.
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
Indivisible Orange County 48 - Help Replace Dana Rohrabacher
Indivisible OC 48 needs your HELP!! We are working hard to replace Dana Rohrabacher (yah, you know Putin’s Favorite Congressman) and to help elect the Indivisible endorsed candidate, Harley Rouda. We have a very real chance to win this race, but really need to have a high voter turnout rate! So we are reaching out to you to seek your help.
We are hoping for a little more of an organized and regular offer of support (think adopt-a-district), especially in the two months leading up to Nov 6. If you are interested and willing to support us, please fill out the following form to help us collect info on your group and interests!
Intake Form: https://goo.gl/forms/nDQD6TVXg36S21fp2
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.
There is no time to wait for someone else to act. Call our Senators. Call our Representatives. Call our state and local legislators.
And most particularly, call our Senators about the Kavanaugh appointment. If you have already called, call again. Our Senators need to hear you stand for better government and better leadership.
Enough is enough. Time to make some calls.
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