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WEEKLY UPDATE

Weekly Update 2/5/18

Good evening, Friends.

Calls to Members of Congress

Take some time this week to learn about these issues and give your Members of Congress (MOCs) a call:

  • Cuts to Medicaid and Medicare. Paul Ryan has spent his whole life dreaming about making poor and middle class peoples’ lives harder. He is calling it “welfare reform”now, but it really means big cuts to programs like Medicare that millions rely upon. We need to stop this before it goes anywhere.
  • Trump is undertaking a “Nuclear Posture Review,” and he wants to waste more money and rattle sabres by building more nuclear weapons. 16 Senators, including Kamala Harris and Dianne Feinsteinhave signed a letter opposing this impulsive and dangerous move. Please call our Senators to thank them.
  • The Dream Act is still a top priority, since Congress has done nothing, and the March 5 deadline is coming fast. Senators McCain and Coons introduced a bipartisan immigration bill that includes protection for Dreamers and ignores Trump’s ridiculous immigration demands. Let’s get this bill up for a vote! Call both Senators and let them know about it.
  • If you still have some energy left after all that, take a moment to check out Indivisible’s page on the Nunes memo and Congressman Schiff’s response.

Here are contact numbers for our local MOCs:

Rep. Doris Matsui: (916) 698-5600
Rep. Ami Bera: (916) 635-0505
Sen. Kamala Harris: (916) 448-2787
Sen. Dianne Feinstein: (415) 393-0707

Next Meeting

We are pleased to announce that Assembly Member Kevin McCarty will be joining us at our next meeting! Asm. McCarty is a progressive ally, and he represents most of the city of Sacramento, as well as some other portions of Sacramento County.

The meeting will happen at 7:00 in Room 10 of Sierra2 Center for the Arts and Community – 2791 24th Street, Sacramento. See you there!

Graphic Designer Help Needed

We are looking for someone with some graphic design skills to help out with some projects. If you can help, please send an email to this address (IndivisibleSacramentoCA@Gmail.com). Thanks in advance!

Cal Away Team

California Away Team is working harder than ever to help win the midterm elections. They knock on the doors of Democrats who skipped past midterm elections so that they won’t make the same mistake this time. Right now they’re working on keeping Congressional District 7 (Elk Grove, Carmichael, Orangevale, etc.) Blue, and they’re also helping to make a progressive change in District 4 (which spans from Roseville to a big chunk of the mountains), which is currently represented by Trump enabler Tom McClintock.

There are volunteer opportunities in both districts this weekend! You can volunteer to unseat McClintock on Saturday and help in District 7 on Sunday. Check out their website for details on how to help!

WEEKLY UPDATE

Weekly Update 1/29/18

Good evening, friends.

Today has been a day of discouraging news, as Trump and his toadies continued their assault on Democratic norms. The Deputy Director of the FBI was forced to resign earlier than expected due to pressure from the Administration. In Congress, the House Intelligence Committee voted to release a bogus memo launching a hyper-partisan attack on the FBI, thanks to Chairman Devin Nunes. And Trump failed to implement sanctions on Russia, despite overwhelming bi-partisan support.

In times like these, we need to look to the future, and to each other for support. Over the past year, we have built an amazing community of dedicated activists in Sacramento and around the nation. Rather than get discouraged, we need to keep up our efforts. Together we are keeping American democracy alive. And this year, we will all come together to defeat cowardly Congressmen like Nunes, who are so afraid of their party’s big donors that they have stopped caring about our country’s freedom.

Thank you for standing with us. Thank you for being Indivisible.

Dream Act

The Dream Act is still a top priority for Indivisible nationwide. Please take some time to visit their website and learn about it if you’re not already familiar. California’s Senators are “Dream Heroes,” who have voted to stand with Dreamers. Please call them and thank them this week – even if you’ve already done so before. They like to hear from us when they’re doing a good job. And please urge them to keep up the battle to pass a clean Dream Act.

Next Meeting

Our next meeting will be held on February 21st at 7:00. Our meetings are the third Wednesday evening of every month at Sierra2 Center, 2791 24th Street in Sacramento.

California Away Team

If you want to throw out the bad legislators and keep the good ones, California Away Team is a great volunteer opportunity. Join them on Sunday, February 11th to knock on a few doors and reach out to registered Democrats who have skipped recent midterm elections. Find the details at their website.

 

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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!

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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!