Take Action 3.8-11.2018

Every day brings us new scandals. Sometimes two or three in a matter of hours.

But we don’t need scandals to keep us engaged. Our calls, our meetings, and our work with others to turn back the red tide are all effective. Time to get busy!

1. Take Action
Leasing the California shore to oil and gas companies
Do you have something to say about the proposal to lease land off the coast of California for oil and gas drilling? Follow the link below and have your say!


Send texts to build the Blue Wave

Remember Alabama? Remember how good it felt to turn that Senate seat blue -- and send ultraconservative Roy Moore packing?

We have a chance to do that in Pennsylvania. Indivisible is using Hustle, the easiest texting tool we've found.  There are shifts from Saturday March 10th to Tuesday March 13th.  

Make calls about the special election that will be held on March 13th in Pennsylvania’s 18th Congressional District. Republican Rick Saccone - who’s bragged that “he was Trump before Trump was Trump” and has pushed Trump-like policies in Harrisburg for years now - is running close behind Democrat Conor Lamb, a Marine Corps veteran who believes in affordable healthcare and repairing our nation’s infrastructure.

We cannot let him catch up! As we get closer to E-Day, momentum for Conor Lamb is building.

Indivisible has identified a group of voters in PA-18 who are likely to sit this election out - people who don’t often vote outside of presidential election years. In a race that could come down to a few hundred votes, these are the people we need to move to secure a victory for Conor Lamb.

Will you volunteer to help text? Here are the details:
For GOTV (March 10-13), in 2-hour shifts between 12pm-4pm each day. Use your personal computer or device.

RSVP to sign up now! When you sign up, you’ll receive instructions on how to create your account and an invite to a short webinar to walk you through how to text your way to electoral victory.

We won in Alabama and Virginia because we kept fighting. We refused to accept that some seats are “too red,” “too unwinnable,” to fight for. And you know what? We were right. Now it’s time to bring home a victory for the Keystone State -- in yet another race pundits wrote off as “unwinnable” and “a long shot” just a few weeks ago.

A text message from a fellow progressive like you could be just the push someone in PA-18 needs to make it out to the polls. Will you sign up to text-bank next weekend?

Want to do more to help build our political clout? Read our Act To Win page and learn about opportunities to act right away to change things.

2. Scripts
Weakened protections for consumers. Regulations for gun ownership. Tariffs. And Sanctuary States and Cities. The damage to our country will continue unless we make noise.

Pick up your phone and make those calls! Phone Scripts 3.8-11.2018

3. Events and Meeting
There are more events, meetings, and activities on our Calendar.

March 14th
Enough! National School Walkout
Wednesday, March 14, 2018
9:45 AM  10:17 AM
Various locations

Women’s March Youth EMPOWER is calling for students, teachers, school administrators, parents and allies to take part in a #NationalSchoolWalkout for 17 minutes at 10am across every time zone on March 14, 2018 to protest Congress’ inaction to do more than tweet thoughts and prayers in response to the gun violence plaguing our schools and neighborhoods. We need action.

Students and allies are organizing the national school walkout to demand Congress pass legislation to keep us safe from gun violence at our schools, on our streets and in our homes and places of worship.

March 17th
How we will make a difference!  A practical seminar.
Saturday, March 17, 2018
10 AM - noon
Petaluma Community Center

Joel Blackwell has spent the last 25 years helping organizations carry their political messages to the public, politicians, and media. Joel’s latest book, “KEEP ON VOTING AFTER THE ELECTION,” is about how ordinary people can influence policy change in their government.

Joel is thrilled to work with Indivisible Sonoma County to help us build useful and effective messages that can be used to work with candidates as well as our Members of Congress.
Donations welcome to help defray the event costs.

March 24th
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.

March 24th
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.