For months, you’ve been calling and asking about Jared Kushner’s security clearance. Because you never stopped, because you never accepted the new normal, Kushner’s security clearance has been, um, downgraded.
This is your success. Act now - and see what else you can do!
1. Take Action
Indivisible To-Do list
- Upset about mass shootings in our schools, bars, parties, offices, and neighborhood parks? Call your Representative (Thompson or Huffman) and your Senators (Harris and Feinstein) and tell them to oppose the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act, a top NRA priority, a bill that requires states to recognize the gun laws of other states (i.e. a race to the bottom on gun safety). You can find the numbers here.
- Pressure our state legislators to take action on gun violence prevention. States can go beyond federal laws to pass common sense gun safety legislation.
- Share this video on social media and commit to #VoteThemOut in November.
Here’s what’s on the Congressional agenda this week, and in the early part of March:
- One of the Senate committees in charge of infrastructure will hold its first hearing on the Trump plan. On March 1, the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works will hold a hearing on “The Administration’s Framework for Rebuilding Infrastructure in America.” Congress is beginning to move on Trump’s infrastructure plan, and we know enough to say that this is yet another scam.
- The DACA cliff is approaching. On March 5, the number of DACA recipients who lose their protections (and therefore their jobs, drivers’ licenses, and protection from deportation) will rise from 122 per day to over 1,200 per day. Come to the march on March 5 (see below) and then call our Members of Congress and tell them that there is no more time on the clock -- we need a #DreamActNow.
- Republicans (and some Democrats) will vote to repeal key parts of Dodd-Frank. The week of March 5, the Senate is expected to vote on S. 2155, a bill that would drastically reduce oversight of big banks such as Deutsche Bank and Santander and roll back key consumer protections. You can use Indivisible National’s explainer and call script to learn more, and tell our Senators to vote no on S. 2155.
- Congress will have the chance to end Trump’s illegal war in Yemen. A bipartisan group of senators is planning to use a procedure under the War Powers Resolution to force a vote on the Senate floor to stop Trump’s war in Yemen. We will have a resource coming out soon that will explain more and provide a call script, but the bottom line is that your senator should vote for this resolution to end Trump’s illegal, inhumane war in Yemen.
Want to help? Read our Act To Win page and learn about opportunities to act right away to change things.
News happens fast, and results can occur suddenly. Your calls and texts bring those results.
Thank Rep. Thompson for working to bring his Gun Violence Prevention bill to the floor. Urge our Members of Congress to call for Jared Kushner to leave the White House (Ivanka, too!). Gun violence, tax scams, and claiming ‘executive privilege’ - our Members of Congress need to hear your voices!
Pick up your phone and do it! Phone Scripts 3.1-4.2018
3. Events and Meeting
There are more events, meetings, and activities on our Calendar.
Rep. Mike Thompson Town Hall on Gun Violence Prevention - Sonoma
Saturday, March 3, 2018
10:00 AM 11:00 AM
Hanna Boys Center
17000 Arnold Drive Sonoma, CA, 95476 United States (map)
Questions about what is being done to prevent gun violence? Get answers and share your thoughts. To RSVP, visit this link: http://bit.ly/2Co6jt5
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 - email@example.com
More info - Facebook: “Dreamers Acción Day”
Sponsored by SRJC M.E.Ch.A., Comité VIDA, North Bay Jobs with Justice
Indivisible Petaluma Potluck/General Meeting
Monday, March 5, 2018
6:00 PM 8:00 PM
426 8th Street Petaluma, CA, 94952 United States (map)
This month's meeting is a potluck!
This will be a social event where we can discuss, vent, plan, chat, meet, network, eat and drink. It’ll be fun and you can learn about and get plugged in to the upcoming 2018 election actions.
Bring a dish to share and some wine or beer if you’d like.
Kids are welcome!
How we will make a difference! A practical seminar.
Saturday, March 17, 2018
10 AM - noon
Petaluma Community Center
Joel Blackwell will help us frame the issues and deliver the message! This seminar will give us skills that will advance the Indivisible agenda and it will be fun. We will have fun, meet interesting people and make a difference in public policy!
Donations welcome to help defray the event costs.
March for our Lives
Saturday, March 24, 2018
• San Jose - 9 AM at City Hall
• Sacramento - 12 noon at the California State Capital,
1315 10th St
Sacramento, California 95814
• San Francisco - 1 PM at City Hall,
1 Dr Carlton B Goodlett Pl
San Francisco, California 94102
Thoughts and prayers are great but we need REAL change. The students of Douglas Stoneman High School in Florida have announced a national march to draw even more attention to improving our gun control regulations.
Many of our representatives receive money from the NRA yet ironically speak out against gun violence.
Rock the Congress: SF & Peninsula — Uniting Progressives to Win in 2018
Saturday, March 24, 2018
8:30 AM 6:00 PM
Balboa High School
1000 Cayuga Avenue San Francisco, CA, 94112 United States (map)
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Rock the Congress: San Francisco & Peninsula is a one-day conference that will provide leading Bay Area activists with the training and skills they need to build and cultivate a strong, lasting coalition of Progressive organizations dedicated to winning elections and regain Democratic control in state and Congressional races.
Featuring guest speakers:
- BETTY YEE, CA State Controller
- ERIC SWALWELL U.S. Congressional Representative from California’s 15th district
- DAN PFEIFFER, a long-time aide to President Obama, now co-hosts the Pod Save America podcast.
To guarantee your spot, please register and purchase your tickets as soon as possible. Pricing is on a sliding scale from $25 to $100 and will be used to cover event costs.