Take Action 12.21 - 12.27.17

We’ve just received an unwanted holiday gift - And. We. Plan. To. Return.  It. We fuel our very successful Resistance a cocktail party. 

1. Action
The Republican tax scam, part two
The Republicans are getting ready to make their tax plan a central issue in next year's midterm elections. This is their signature legislative accomplishment and they mean to defend it. They will be knocking on doors, phone-banking, meeting with constituents, and recruiting new supporters. They don't have a choice knowing full-well that 21% of registered voters would be much less likely to vote to re-elected their member if that person backed the tax bill.

Right now you need to visit repealthetrumptax.org to sign up to fight back against this scam and get informed about accountability events.

What if the Republican President fires Rosenstein in order to remove Mueller?
Indivisible is working with Move-On to guarantee that NOBODY IS ABOVE THE LAW—MUELLER FIRING RAPID RESPONSE

Donald Trump is publicly considering firing special counsel Robert Mueller, the person leading the Department of Justice investigation of possible illegal actions by Donald Trump and members of his presidential campaign, and the efforts to conceal those activities.

This would be a constitutional crisis for our country. It would demand an immediate and unequivocal response to show that we will not tolerate abuse of power from Donald Trump.

Our response in the minutes and hours following a power grab will dictate what happens next, and whether Congress—the only body with the constitutional power and obligation to rein Trump in from his rampage—will do anything to stand up to him.

That's why Indivisible and Move-On are preparing to hold emergency "Nobody is Above the Law" in Santa Rosa in the event it’s necessary.

If you want to be notified about when and where, register here.
 

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As we get ready for 2018...Indy SoCo merchandise is back! We’re running two concurrent campaigns — one for your favorite tee shirts (including a cute new baseball tee) and one for full-zip hoodies (in black or purple and a full range of sizes)!
 
Order before Jan 2 for delivery by Jan 19 — just in time for the Women’s March 2018! New members and veterans who missed past campaigns: now is your chance to gear up!  Don’t let the Jan 2 deadline pass you by!
 
Hoodies: https://www.customink.com/fundraising/persist-and-resist-in-2018-hoodies
Tees: https://www.customink.com/fundraising/persist-and-resist-in-2018

2. Scripts
Urge our Senators and. Representatives to let the Republicans shut down the government if DACA and CHIP are not included.  Thank our members of Congress for their votes on the Republican Tax. Scam - and encourage them to repeal it. And don’t forget Net Neutrality! There is so much that only we can do!

We want you to make some calls (Phone Scripts 12.20 - 12.27.17). Use the web or Amplify. Sign up using getamplify.org and, when asked, use the Indivisible Sonoma County invite code: 550-532-372.

Amplify is our most efficient and accountable method to share scripts among ourselves -- and with other Indivisibles. Using it as a guide,  know that your own personal wording, and your story,  are the most powerful messages to impact our MoCs. The first sentence or two of the script has the primary ask for your legislator. Feel free to address more than one subject in your phone calls or emails.

3. Meetings/Events
Fueling the Resistance Cocktail Party
-> Friday, January 19, 2018
6:00 - 9:00 PM
Arlene Francis Center for Spirit, Art, and Politics
99 6th Street Santa Rosa, CA, 95401

You are cordially invited to the "Fueling the Resistance" Cocktail Party.  Join us as we celebrate our many victories and toast to a triumphant 2018!  Get to know your fellow Indivisibles from around the North Bay and members of other progressive organizations in the county.  We will be serving Wine, Beer and Appetizers.  Donations online or at the door will help to defray expenses. Dress attire is casual and Indivisible gear and pussy hats are encouraged. Indivisible gear will be offered for sale and get there early to win a pussy hat! We look forward to seeing you there!

Sign up and RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/fueling-the-resistance-cocktail-party-tickets-41352046083


Make Some Noise
-> January 20, 2018

They heard our voice. Now they will hear our vote.

On January 20, 2018, we will march again. Pick your march and lead the Resistance.
Sonoma Valley: https://www.facebook.com/events/162135734393828/
Napa: http://womensmarchnapavalley.org/
Oakland: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/womens-march-oakland-2018-tickets-39573397096
San Francisco: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/womens-march-2018-san-francisco-tickets-39714824108

For those who would like to share a ride or carpool to San Francisco, we will be using  groupcarpool.com


Mark Jacobsen, Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering
-> Thursday, January 4, 2018
7:00 - 8:30 PM
Vintage House
264 1st Street East Sonoma, CA, 95476 United States (map)

Praxis Peace Institute will begin 2018 with an outstanding program featuring the work of award-winning climate scientist, Mark Z. Jacobson. Jacobson, who is a professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Stanford University, is one of the most important climate scientists on the planet today. His career has been focused on better understanding air pollution and global warming and in developing large-scale clean, renewable energy solutions to these problems. As a result, he has developed roadmaps -- using combinations of wind, solar, geothermal, and hydroelectric energy -- to transition all fifty U.S. states, and countries around the world, to 100% clean renewable energy for all purposes.
Sponsored by Sonoma Valley Climate Coalition


Make certain you put our next General Meeting on your calendar!
-> Monday, January 22, 2018
6:00 - 8:00 PM
Stony Point United Methodist Church
2150 Giffen Avenue
Santa Rosa, CA, 95407 (map)


“Women’s March” (the film)
-> Saturday, January 27 at 7 PM
Congregation Shomrei Torah
2600 Bennett Valley Road, Santa Rosa
Free and open to the public.
This past January many thousands of women marched on Washington to express to the new president and Congress that women’s rights are human rights and their power cannot be ignored. That same day, hundreds of sister marches took place in cities and small towns across America, including Santa Rosa. It was the largest one-day protest in American history.

"Women’s March" is a powerful film about democracy, human rights and what it means to stand up for your values in America today. Meet people who organize for social action throughout Sonoma County, including IndySoCo’s Karen D’Or.