Take Action 2.12-14.2018

Fighting for our neighbors and friends as we urge our Members of Congress to support a DREAM Act that doesn’t sacrifice families. Writing postcards, making calls, and learning more about how our government works. These are the things we do. And we know we make a difference.

1. Action
The fight for the Dream Act continues -- now that not one, but two, Republican shutdowns are behind us. Since Donald Trump unilaterally ended the DACA program in September, Republicans have done absolutely nothing to protect Dreamers. In fact, they’ve turned their lives upside down.

We know a clean Dream Act would pass the House if Paul Ryan put it to a vote. But he refuses to do that, in service to the legacy of disgraced former GOP Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert. He originated the “Hastert Rule,” which says the majority of the majority must support legislation before it comes to the floor.

Make a call to our Senators and Representatives, using the script here: Phone Scripts 2.12-14.2018. And do it now, because the deadline is March 5, and there’s no sign that the Republican President will extend that deadline. For more action on the Dream Act, read below.

We’re just 271 days away from the November midterm elections. And while we’re all looking forward to that big blue wave, but there’s still so much work to do to continue fighting the Administration’s agenda… while building the political infrastructure needed to take back the House (and maybe the Senate!).

Our Sonoma County Indivisibles have been calling, registering voters, and sending postcards to remind people that this is an important election with important issues.
Want to help?

Send Postcards to CA1!
CA1 has asked us to help by sending postcards to voters. They’ve got a great set of instructions here.

Call CA 49 From Home Anytime
We are working very closely with CA 49 where Darrell Issa is their current Congressman. The "Flip the 49th" team has asked us to call from home to ask voters  what issues matter to them, what is the level of support for Trump, and if they would be willing to volunteer.

You will need a computer or tablet that is connected to the Internet and a cell phone.
Send me an email for instructions and a script. Linda whatisworking@gmail.com

Not enough to get you started? Check out our Act To Win page to learn more about what Indivisible Sonoma County is doing.

2. Scripts
The DREAM Act. The Rule of Law. Treason. A safe, private, and un-meddled-with election. And let your Assembly member know that we want no-emission cars. Take a stand and support our members of congress!

It’s time to call. Phone Scripts 2.12-14.2018

3. Events and Meetings
February 15th
North Bay Organizing Project (https://www.facebook.com/NorthBayOrganizingProject/)  is one of many Sonoma County groups involved in the Dreamers/DACA and immigration solutions. Among other things, they train people to become involved with a Rapid Response Network, and their next Legal Observer Training will be held at SSU on February 15 (http://northbayop.org/event/legal-observer-training-at-sonoma-state-university-2/). They have a Dreamers' march scheduled for March 5 starting at SRJC at noon, culminating with a rally at Old Courthouse Square at 1:00. Here's their website: http://northbayop.org/.


February 17th
Rally for President’s Day Rule of Law

February 17, 2018 10-noon
It’s a good day to come out and make some noise, so join your neighbors and local politicians to insist on the Rule of Law - a challenge to the current administration! Details of speakers and events continue to be finalized, so watch this space for the next week.

February 20th
Postcard Party for Working Folks
Tuesday, February 20, 2018
6:00 - 8:00 PM
Gloria Bealer Residence
RSVP for address: 707-292-5878

Gloria Bealer hosts postcard parties at her house on the 3rd Tues of every month from 6:00-8:00 for working folks.

Coffee, tea, and water provided.  Please bring a small snack to share and please feel free to bring postcard making materials and stamps.

February 26th
“What You Can Do Now!” with Dr. George Lakoff

Monday, February 26. 2018
6:30 - 8:00 PM
Petaluma Community Center
320 North McDowell Boulevard Petaluma, CA, 94954 United States (map)

Join us for this special conversation with preeminent cognitive linguist Dr. Lakoff, who will share his ideas about “What You Can Do Now!” and present a positive, proactive plan to address the needs and hopes of the American majority. Moderated by Tom Benthin and Robyn Arthur.

Preregistration for this event is required.  Limited seating, and many of our members have snatched up the early ones. Don’t miss this opportunity!
Hosted by North Bay Coordinated Action and Indivisible Sonoma County

March 5th
MARCH 5 WALK-OUT for Immigration Reform
JOIN US in action for Immigration Reform! Permanent protections for DACA youth!
Keep TPS (Temporary Protected Status) for people affected by natural disasters and war in Haiti, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Honduras!

When:  Monday, March 5, 2018, 12 Noon
Where: Gather at SRJC Bertolini Hall  -  March to Courthouse Square where we will be joined by Aztec Dancers, Speakers, Music
RSVP - whatisworking@gmail.com

More info - Facebook: “Dreamers Acción Day”
website: socodreamersactionday.org
Sponsored by SRJC M.E.Ch.A., Comité VIDA, North Bay Jobs with Justice