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WEEKLY UPDATE

WEEKLY UPDATE

Weekly Update 12/18/17

Weekly Update

Weekly Update 12/11/17

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Weekly Update 12/4/17

Hello, friends.

Alabama’s Senate election is next Tuesday. We don’t need to tell you what kind of person Roy Moore is, or why it would be such a disaster if he were elected to the Senate. If you haven’t already done so, please visit the Postcards to Voters website and learn how to send postcards to urge Alabamans to get out to the polls. They are trying to send a postcard to every single Democrat and Independent voter in Alabama, so let’s all do our part.

Indivisible Sacramento members turned out at Kupros Craft House last week to do just that. Thanks to all who joined in the postcard event, and special thanks to Organize, Win, Legislate for putting this event together. We sent over 400 postcards!

Tax Scam Bill

The Tax Scam bill passed the Senate. 51 GOP Senators proved that they care more about their billionaire donors than their constituents or the American people. They voted to give big corporations and wealthy people a whole bag full of presents: an end to the estate tax, a big cut to the corporate tax rate, and a giant kick in the gut to Medicaid and the Affordable Care Act.

But this is not a done deal. Because the Senate and House both passed different bills, they need to come up with a version that both can agree on. This means that at least one chamber – and probably both of them – will have to vote again. We will need to keep calling our representatives and urging them to vote no. If you are free tomorrow (Tuesday) morning, join the Sacramento Central Labor Council for a rally at Congressman Tom McClintock’s office. Congressman McClintock voted no last time, and we have to put pressure on him to make sure he doesn’t wimp out next time. The event lasts from 9:45 a.m. until 11:00 a.m at 2200A Douglas Blvd in Roseville.

Another way you can help – Swing Left and Not One Penny have created a fund where you can make a donation that will be spread among the opponents of all of the vulnerable lawmakers who voted for this awful tax bill. They did not listen to the American people so no we have to punish them by kicking them out of office.

Next Meeting

Our next meeting is Wednesday, December 20th at 7:00 p.m. in Room 10 at Sierra 2 Center. The address is 2791 24th Street.

We’ll be joined by special guest speaker, Jill LaVine, Sacramento County Registrar of Voters. She will be talking to us about the new voting procedures that will be in effect next year. Hope you can make it!

Voter Canvassing

December 9th – Voter canvassing in Riverbank (about an hour south of Sacramento). The 10th Congressional District is a swing district, and an opportunity for a Democratic pickup. We’re talking to voters, registering new ones, and gathering information that will help the good guys win in 2018. RSVP and get details (including information on transportation and start times) at res2jc@gmail.com.

December 10th – Join Cal Away Team in talking to voters who have skipped recent midterm elections. These are voters who are on our side – we just need to remind them to show up next year. Details at the link above.

Our Website

Finally, remember to bookmark our website at www.indivisiblesacramento.com. There is a lot of great information there.

Thank you, and keep up the good work!

Weekly Update

Weekly Update 11/20/17

Stopping the Tax Scam bill is our top priority this week. (Thanksgiving is second.)

Many people have reached out to us and said they’re frustrated and feel helpless, since our California senators are already on our side, and there’s nobody to persuade. We have good news: Indivisible has rolled out its calling tool so you can call people from other states and ask them to reach out to their Senators. It’s easy, and you can do it from your own home.

If you don’t like your home, no problem. The SEIU is holding phone bank sessions on Mondays and Tuesday – including TOMORROW – from 2:00 to 5:00 and 5:00 to 8:00. Head on down to the SEIU-UHW office at 1911 F Street and get dialing. Don’t worry if you can’t stay the entire three hours, any amount of time is helpful.

A version of the tax scam bill passed the House of Representatives last week, so now we must stop it in the Senate. Here is the game plan:

  • Call our California Senators and ask them to use Senate rules (such as withholding consent) to delay the tax bill. Senator Kamala Harris is at (916) 448 – 2787. Senator Dianne Feinstein can be reached at (415) 393-707. If those numbers are busy, click the senators’ names for their other office numbers.
  • Make calls to folks from other states (as described above) and force their senators to vote NO. Remember, three Republican no votes will destroy this bill, and a number of GOP senators are on the fence.
  • Let’s elect Doug Jones to the Senate from Alabama. You can donate to his campaign here or sign up to send some postcards to Alabama voters.

If you need a reminder why this bill is so awful, check out the Trump Tax Scam website. Otherwise, please get started. We need your help!

Voter Canvassing

After we stop the tax bill, we will continue our focus on the 2018 elections. California’s 10th district (the Modesto/Manteca area) is a top priority. Please come out and join a team of volunteers to knock on doors and talk to potential voters. The next canvassing session is on December 9th from 2:00 – 6:00 in the town of Riverbank. Meet at Sorensen Park, 2522 Donner Trail, Riverbank. To RSVP and get more details, please email res2jc@gmail.com.

Visit the Website

Did you know Indivisible Sacramento has a website? We are at www.indivisiblesacramento.com. Please check it out, as there is a wealth of information on the page, including calendars, newsletter posts, and contact information for legislators.

At our last meeting, we had a request to create a list of U.S. Senate Committees with phone and fax numbers so that people can reach out to committee staff in addition to our own legislators. We are working on this directory and will have it on the site in the near future.

Meetings

Speaking of our last meeting, we had a great Q&A session last week with Sydney Lewis, field representative for Senator Kamala Harris. We thank Sydney for visiting with us and talking about the tax scam bill, health care, gun control, immigration, and a whole range of other issues.

Our meetings are the third Wednesday of every month at 7:00 p.m. in Room 10 of Sierra2 Center for the Arts and Community, 2791 24th Street. Our next meeting will be December 20th.

Happy Thanksgiving, everybody!

Weekly Update

Weekly Update: NOVEMBER 14, 2017

Hello, Friends.

It’s almost time for our monthly meeting, and this meeting is a very special one. A member of Senator Kamala Harris’s district office team will be joining us as a special guest. We’re going to get started early – 5:30 p.m. this Wednesday at Sierra2 Center, Room 10. The address is 2791 24th Street, Sacramento.

Stop the Tax Scam

We’re certainly going to discuss the disastrous tax bills that Mitch McConnell and Paul Ryan are trying to push through. Stopping the tax scam is priority number one for Indivisible right now, since this bill is nothing more than a disgusting heist of tax dollars by rich donors and mega-corporations. The House of Representatives will probably vote on Wednesday or Thursday, with a Senate version up for vote in the near future. Here’s what you can do this week:

  • Call your representative Tuesday and tell them you’re opposed to the Trump Tax Scam. You can find their contact information here.
  • Call your friends who live in other states and cities. If you have friends in Nevada, for example, ask them to call Senator Dean Heller. Arizonans should reach out to Jeff Flake and John McCain. If you have friends in Modesto, tell them to put some pressure on Representative Jeff Denham. Every lawmaker needs to know that they will lose reelection if they support this bill.
  • Visit Indivisible’s Trump Tax Scam site and the Not One Penny Campaign to educate yourself on what is at stake.
  • Visit this site created by Congressman Steny Hoyer to tell your personal story – why do you think this tax scam is a bad idea? You may be one of the millions of middle class Americans whose taxes will go up, or you may just be a concerned citizen who does not want to see the rich get richer while needed programs lose funding. Either way, you need to make your voice heard!
  • And of course, stop by Sierra2 Center for our meeting on Wednesday so you can join us in telling Senator Harris’s staffer how hard we want her to fight this thing!

Congresswoman Matsui Press Conference

Representative Doris Matsui is fighting the Tax Scam, and Indivisible Sacramento showed up to support her in that fight last Friday at a press conference urging people to fight the bill. The leaders of Sacramento State and UC Davis spoke about how the Tax Scam would hurt higher education. Then many ordinary Sacramentans talked about how they would pay more when this bill eliminates deductions for middle class people, including the teacher supply deduction, the student loan interest deduction, and the state and local tax deduction.

Thank you to all who were able to show up, and remember to keep fighting!

Voter Outreach

After you call about the tax bill, make plans to reach out to some voters. Indivisible Sacramento is offering plenty of opportunities to help kick out Trump’s allies in Congress in 2018:

December 9th – Voter canvassing in Riverbank (about an hour south of Sacramento). The 10th Congressional District is a swing district, and an opportunity for a Democratic pickup. We’re talking to voters, registering new ones, and gathering information that will help the good guys win in 2018. RSVP and get details (including information on transportation and start times) at res2jc@gmail.com.

December 10th – Join Cal Away Team in talking to voters who have skipped recent midterm elections. These are voters who are on our side – we just need to remind them to show up next year. Details at the link above.

Finally, even though it’s thousands of miles away, you can help sway the Alabama Senate special election, where Doug Jones is running a very competitive race. All you need to do is send a postcard! Check out the Postcards to Voters site, where you’ll receive instructions on how to get in touch with Alabamans.

It’s a busy week this week, so we hope you can help. Thank you for being a part of Indivisible Sacramento!