We hope you got the Action Alert Email Monday morning, but in case it got filed in the wrong folder, here is the information for Indivisible Sonoma County's Actions, Scripts, Events and Meetings.
Thank you to everyone who attended our picnic, our protest—or both—on Saturday April 15. What an excellent day we had and it was great to see so many passionate protestors. A happy gathering of activists at our picnic broke bread together, wrote postcards to mail to #45, delighted in choosing signs made previously at a poster-making event, and listened to our esteemed speakers: Stephen Gale (DIstrict Representative for Congressman Mike Thompson), Supervisor Susan Gorin (1st District, Sonoma County Board of Supervisors), Pat Sabo (District Representative for CA State Senator Mike McGuire), and Val Hinshaw from the Democratic Party.
Also at the picnic were Santa Rosa Vice Mayor Jack Tibbetts and City Councilmember Chris Rogers, who walked with us as we “moseyed” over to the downtown Santa Rosa Post Office where we were joined by many, many others! They both spoke at the USPS protest, as did Stephen Gale and Pat Sabo. The Press Democrat estimated 300 protesters, and published a great article about the event in yesterday’s paper. We are grateful to Robert Digitale and Jeremy Portje for covering this event for the newspaper and spending time among us. Here’s a link.
If you weren't at the event and have not heard about Senator Mike McGuire’s SB 149, California Presidential Tax Transparency and Accountability Act, we strongly urge you to become acquainted with this important bill intended to disallow federal candidates from being placed on the ballot in the California Primary if they refuse to disclose their tax returns within 50 days of the election date. It’s exciting, progressive legislation that we’re happy to spread the word about. You can find information here: http://sd02.senate.ca.gov/news/2017-03-28-presidential-tax-transparency-bill-clears-judiciary-committee
And now, onward.
1. TOWN HALLS
Congressman Mike Thompson’s Town Halls are upon us! It is extremely important that we continue to demonstrate our voice, show our support, and make clear the strength in our numbers. Please attend a Town Hall and be sure to pre-register:
Town Hall - Focus: Immigration/Tuesday, April 18th - Napa,CA
Register here: https://mikethompsonforms.house.gov/forms/form/?ID=3
Or call: 707-226-9898
Town Hall - Focus: Social Security/Wednesday, April 19th - Napa, CA
Register here: https://mikethompsonforms.house.gov/forms/form/?ID=4
Or call: 707-226-9898
Town Hall - Focus: Social Security/Wednesday, April 19th - Martinez, CA
Register here: https://mikethompsonforms.house.gov/forms/form/?ID=5
Or call: 707-645-1888
Town Hall - Open Topics/Thursday, April 20th, Sonoma, CA
Register here: https://mikethompsonforms.house.gov/forms/form/?ID=2
Here are suggested scripts for Monday through Wednesday. We start with our Senators and follow with scripts for Thompson and Huffman. Please go to all the Town Halls you can this week, and/or call offices daily with these scripts in your own words. We’ll be updating them on Thursday. #StayIndivisible.
3. MEETINGS AND EVENTS
Remember - wear purple because it makes is easy to find other Indivisibles!
APRIL 22 - MARCH FOR SCIENCE, Santa Rosa
Meet up Site: South A St across from park In front of school by Kinder Academy sign. Parking: 1st St parking garage #12 (Walk down A St to meet up Site), or free parking on Charles Street. Other street parking may have time limits. We’ll head over to the rally together from there. Here’s a link to the Facebook event information. If you want to volunteer, sign up here.
APRIL 22 - WALK A MILE FOR SCIENCE: An Earth Day event for young children and families.
Young children are natural scientists, wired to experiment through exploration and play. Families are invited to convene at 9:30 am just outside of 4Cs Willow Creek State Preschool on Marlow Road in Santa Rosa. At 10 am we will walk one mile through Hilliard Comstock Northwest Community Park and down W. Steele Lane to one of our county’s most remarkable STEM resources: the Children’s Museum of Sonoma County (CMOSC). First 5 Sonoma County is generously sponsoring passes to CMOSC for the first 100 participating children ages 0-5 plus their caregiver.
APRIL 22 - SONOMA VALLEY EARTH CARE FESTIVAL. Second annual Earth Care Festival on Earth Day, Saturday, April 22, 11 am to 2 pm on the grounds of First Congregational Church / Congregation Shir Shalom, 252 W. Spain Street, Sonoma. Organized by the FCC Earth Care Committee.
APRIL 29 - PEOPLE’S CLIMATE MARCH/UN PUEBLO UNIDO
Indivisibles will meet at noon front of Dollar Tree next to Foster Freeze on Sebastopol Road. There's a small colorful seating area. We recommend carpooling. Or taking the bus which drops off in front of Dollar Tree and across the street from Dollar Tree. There is parking in the surrounding neighborhoods i.e. Dutton, West St, Sunset or McMinn streets. We’ll head over to the rally together from there. For details, see media coverage here. There’s a link to the Facebook event information here.
MAY 8 - INDIVISIBLE SONOMA COUNTY - NEW ACTIVISTS MEETING
Sign up here: https://www.eventbrite.com/myevent?eid=33688325689
MAY 15 - INDIVISIBLE SONOMA COUNTY - ACTIVISTS MEETING
We will have a registration link for this event in our next Action Alert Email on Thursday. Save the date.
Until we see you next: please keep making calls, keep writing letters, keep encouraging your friends to stay active, stay awake, stay vocal, stay Indivisible!
We will win.
Karen D. and Susan F.
P.S. If you have time in the next two days to help the GA06 Jon Ossoff Election here is the link for Virtual Phone Bank training calls: http://www.turnoutpac.org/phone-bank-flip-ga-06/