Take Action 12.28.17 - 1.7.18

The Republican President cannot be happy.  His polls are down, his legislative record is a farce, he isn’t invited to the Royal wedding, And everywhere he turns, he meets the Resistance.

Sign up now and put it on your calendar!
Jan 19: Last day of funding for the federal government, and
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

1. Action
As people across the country—and around the world—have been enjoying the holiday season, millions of Dreamers and their family members here in the United States have had to spend the holidays in fear and uncertainty. Congress failed to pass the popular, bipartisan Dream Act last week—kicking the can down the road and putting more Dreamers at risk every day.

But last Thursday, 30 members of the Democratic caucus in the Senate stood with Dreamers—and refused to pass a Republican spending bill that didn't include the Dream Act. These senators—including Senators Dianne Feinstein and Kamala D. Harris—had the courage to say they wouldn't vote for a deportation budget, and that Congress had a duty to resolve this crisis.

Let Sens. Feinstein and Harris know that their constituents stand with them in the fight to pass a clean Dream Act.

Here's where to call:
Senator Dianne Feinstein
Fresno, CA: 559-485-7430
Los Angeles, CA: 310-914-7300
San Diego, CA: 619-231-9712
San Francisco, CA: 415-393-0707

Senator Kamala D. Harris
Sacramento, CA: 916-448-2787
Fresno, CA: 916-448-2787
Los Angeles, CA: 213-894-5000
San Francisco, CA: 415-355-9041
San Diego, CA: 619-239-3884


Learn about Conor Lamb
The next special election is March 13 in Pennsylvania to replace former Rep. Tim Murphy, R-Pa., who stepped down from Congress this past year. This district is in Trump Country - the president won it 58 percent to 38 percent in 2016 - but as Alabama proved, anything is now possible.

The Republican candidate, state representative Rick Saccone, likes to boast that he was “Trump before Trump was Trump.” The Democrats have nominated Marine veteran and former prosecutor Conor Lamb, who has a good political pedigree in the district (his uncle is city controller of Pittsburgh) and no known controversies associated with him. Lamb appears to be a standard-brand centrist Democrat.


What if the Republican President fires Rosenstein in order to remove Mueller?
The Russia investigation isn't going away. And we’re prepared to make certain Mueller isn’t - without a fight.

In the last two months, four members of Trump's team - Paul Manafort, Michael Flynn, Rick Gates and George Papadopoulos - either were indicted or pleaded guilty.

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
Finish off this year strong. Take time to thank our Members of Congress for standing with us as we Resist. And hold the republicans accountable for the disastrous tax bill, DACA, CHIP, and the Russian investigation!

We want you to make some calls (Phone Scripts 12.28.17 - 1.3.18). 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
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 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

 


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.