WEEKLY UPDATE

WEEKLY UPDATE

Weekly Update July 6

Hello Friends,

The Supreme Court has surprisingly voted not to destroy reproductive freedom, the latest in a string of pleasant surprises this term, including saving DACA and upholding protections for LGBTQ Americans against discrimination. But these victories are temporary, and we cannot lose sight of how important the courts are. We need to work extra hard to throw Trump out this fall and elect a Democratic Senate that can confirm better judges than the army of terrible ones Trump has imposed on us.

Take some time to visit the Payback Project – Indivisible’s site for flipping the Senate this fall. There are 11 vulnerable Senate Republicans who have failed America by allowing the Trump Administration to run amok for over three years. All of them had the opportunity to hold up his cruel and racist policy agenda. All of them had a chance last year to throw him out of office. None of them had even the bare minimum of human decency required to do either of those things. So now we defeat them.

Speak up for Asylum Seekers

That cruel policy agenda is not stopping for the election or the pandemic. They’re still trying to impose as much cruelty and hate as they can before time runs out. The administration has recently proposed rule changes that will gut what’s left of our asylum system in the U.S. You can read about those changes in this article.
Then submit a public comment opposing these changes at this link. The deadline to comment is July 15, so please make sure our voices of opposition are heard.
Help Sister District

Our partners with Sister District would like to draw our attention to a couple of upcoming events:

  • Virtual Phone Bank Wednesdays for Michigan, 2:30 – 5:00 pm: Join Sister District Sacramento every Wednesday to phone bank for our two candidates for the Michigan State House of Representatives – Rep. Laurie Pohutsky and Christine Morse. Real structural change starts at the state and local levels. Help us flip the Michigan State House blue and give Governor Whitmer one chamber to work with! Join on Zoom at this link.
  • Meet the Michigan State House Candidate, Saturday, June 27, 1 – 2 pm: Christine Morse is a current Kalamazoo County Commissioner.  She supports equality for all – “Every single issue impacting the state must be met with a higher value on equality for all citizens, regardless of gender, race, religion, or sexuality. Our majority Republican legislature has had many chances to lead on equality — but failed. Now is the time to make sure the law is expanded to protect every member of our community. ” Here is the Zoom link.

July Meeting

We’ll be meeting again on Zoom in July. Our regular monthly meeting will be July 15th at 7:00.You can enter this meeting link:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84421800706?pwd=REtRQ3FJRmFhRHFqck9wS1Q3TjE5Zz09

Or just go to Zoom and use this meeting ID and password.

Meeting ID: 844 2180 0706
Password: 984661
One tap mobile

Hope you can join us!

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Weekly Update – 6/11/20

Hello friends,

It’s almost time or our monthly meeting. It’s happening next Wednesday – June 17th – at 7:00 p.m. This will be the third one that we’re doing completely online. You can join us at this link:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82831679377?pwd=Mk5qWXYvL2dScUR3ekNnQzRYY2NMUT09

Or just go to Zoom and enter the meeting ID and password:

Meeting ID: 828 3167 9377
Password: 162986

Our special guest speaker this month is Velma Sykes from the NAACP. We look forward to hearing form her and to seeing you online!

Calls to Action

Indivisible stands in solidarity with all who protest racial discrimination and police brutality. Make sure you check out Indivisible’s website for a list of actions you can take, including call tools to get in touch with elected officials. Among other things, we’re asking our Members of Congress to support House Resolution 988, which
condemns police brutality.

Election Events on Our Website

Finally, make sure you visit our website’s events page for more opportunities to get involved. You can find out more about our various postcard and text banking campaigns. We’re working remotely this election season, so let’s make sure we get active by mail and by phone as soon as possible!

WEEKLY UPDATE

Hello Friends,

Make Phone Calls to Arizona Voters

Tomorrow – Wednesday – from 2:30 to 5:00, you can make phone calls to Arizona voters for  Sister District! Arizona is a crucial state this year – they’re a tossup in the presidential race, there’s a big Senate race, and their legislature can flip if we put in some effort. Sister District is working to increase the number of Arizonans on the state’s Permanent Early Voter list so that they can get to the polls even if the virus shuts things down in November. Register here if you’d like to participate!

Donate to Indivisible Sacramento

For the rest of May, Indivisible’s national team is matching any donations that we receive through our fundraising page. If you have some extra funds to spare, please consider sending some our way. You can donate through our Act Blue page here.

Though we are currently not paying for our monthly meeting space, we still have some expenses. Right now, we’re spending a lot on mailing supplies and stamps for our postcard campaigns.

Help NorCal Resist

NorCal Resist, which has provided rent assistance, food, and diapers to families around the greater Sacramento area  during the corona virus pandemic and lockdown, will be caravanning up to Butte county as a group on May 16 to bring donations to immigrant families who are survivors of the devastating Camp Fire. NorCal Resist would love for you to join them- sign up via the link HERE. Caravan teams will be assigned a family, and provided a list of necessities to gather for their family. If you can’t make it to the caravan, they’re collecting donations of food at two locations in Sacramento: Barrio Cafe at 35th and South Land Park Drive, and Cilantro’s Mexican Restaurant at 701 J Street.

If you want to donate a large amount of food, reach out to norcalresist@gmail.com to arrange a pickup or drop–off that works for you! They can also use gift cards for these families (think groceries, Target, Wal-Mart, gas cards), as well as money. You can mail a check or gift cards to: NorCal Resist, PO Box 188331, Sacramento, CA 95818 or donate at www.tinyurl.com/NCRFund.

Events Page

Finally, a reminder to visit our website’s events page often so that you can stay informed about how to stay active. Just because we’re all at home doesn’t mean we can’t help the election efforts.

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Weekly Update – April 13, 2020

Hello friends – We hope you are staying safe and sane as we continue to slog our way through the COVID-19 crisis. It isn’t easy to continue the fight in the middle of all this chaos, but it has never been more important. Here are some items that we hope will keep you motivated to take action as you care for yourselves and your families.

GENERAL MEETING
We are looking forward to seeing you at our first-ever Zoom General Meeting this Wednesday, April 15th! As usual, we will meet at 7pm, but this time it will be on-line via Zoom. Our speaker will be Carola Hirsmuller, LCSW, who will speak to us about managing stress so that we can keep fighting for a better America during this difficult time. To join, just click on the link below a few minutes before 7pm. You can join via laptop or your cell phone. Click on the following link to join the meeting or paste it into your browser: 
https://zoom.us/j/2948629898?pwd=YUpzUExqN0JvNTVXajhPUHlQT0txZz09

Meeting ID: 294 862 9898
Password: 590920

CORONAVIRUS RELIEF BILL
INDIVISIBLE National is asking us to focus this week on the ongoing negotiations for the next coronavirus relief bill and to ask for a People’s Bailout that puts people over profits.
The People’s Bailout includes 5 main points: 1. Protect our democratic processes while protecting each other. 2. Make health the top priority, for all people, with no exceptions. 3. Provide economic relief directly to the people. 4. Rescue workers and communities, not corporate executives. 5. Make a down payment on a regenerative economy, while preventing future crises.
At this link you can find more details about what a coronavirus relief bill should look like and call scripts to help you talk to your MOC and senators.

FREE ICE DETAINEES
Be part of a growing Coalition to Free Everyone in Yuba County ICE Detention that involves many NorCal Immigration Justice Organizations. This group is doing all it can to protect the people in ICE Detention. STARTING TODAY, we are collectively pushing a series of actions, including a major Car Rally at the Yuba County Jail on Tuesday (tomorrow, April 14). First, please watch and share this short video by Dr. Kim with the Doctors For Camp Closure about the need for urgency due to COVID-19.

2020 COALITION TEXT BANKING AND LETTERS TO VOTERS
The 2020 Coalition is doing some great work locally. Even though we’re stuck at home, we can still do plenty of work to help win the November elections.

A great way to reach voters is by text message – it’s easy and even quite fun. Please take one of the on-line text message trainings to get started.

  • Text Bank Training, Level 1 – Every Wednesday at 7:00 – 8:30. Sign Up Here.
  • Text Bank Training, Level 2 – Every Thursday from 2:00 – 3:30. Sign Up Here.

Another way to stay engaged at home is to write letters to voters. Learn to write letters to help swing state voters get registered and to the polls.

  • Write letters to voters – Every Sunday from 12:00 – 2:00. Sign Up Here.

Stay well and see you (remotely) on Wednesday evening! 

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WEEKLY UPDATE

Hello friends,

We hope you are staying safe and healthy. It may seem like we cannot do anything right now, but we can still call our Members of Congress!

Indivisible asks us to do two things as Congress considers an economic relief package:

  1. Call both your senators to demand they center people over profits. Even if they aren’t taking calls today (we’re hearing reports that some are), leave a voicemail. Text PPL to 977-79 and we’ll connect you, or use this call page to read through the script and get connected. If voicemail boxes are full, you can also send an email here.
  2. Record a 30 second video that says people over profits. We’re compiling videos from all over the country from people just like you with a simple message: your name, where you’re from, and that you demand a people-first response from your members of Congress. Visit our video tool, look at the camera from your computer or phone, say your name and where you’re from, and the message, “I demand Congress put people over profits.” We’ll tag your senators, and you can share with friends and neighbors to get involved in this fight.

Indivisible also has a page about the Coronavirus and what we can say to our Members of Congress. If you find yourself with a little extra free time these days, check it out!

NorCal Resist

We’d also like to call attention to the work that is being done by our friends at NorCal Resist.

In the past two days, NorCal Resist has heard from over a dozen migrant families that have lost work due to COVID-19. This weekend they delivered 19 rent support checks and emergency food bags to local undocumented and asylum seeking families who unexpectedly find themselves without work, and we know the need will continue to grow.

These families aren’t able to access Unemployment or Disability Insurance, leaving them particularly vulnerable to eviction. While the City of Sacramento has acted to halt evictions, folks living in Sacramento and other surrounding counties do not have these protections.

If you are able, NorCal Resist would be grateful for you to join their  monthly sustainer team. You may make a one-time or recurring donation HERE.

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Weekly Update – 1/2/19

Hello Friends,

The news is still developing, but as of now it sounds like the Trump Administration has carried out an illegal assassination against an Iranian military official in a move that is almost perfectly designed to provoke a war.

We must take action immediately. Call your Members of Congress as soon as you read this. Demand that they speak out against starting a war with Iran, and ask them to introduce a resolution condemning this illegal assassination.

Rep. Doris Matsui – 916 498 5600
Rep. Ami Bera – 916 635 0505
Sen. Dianne Feinstein – 415 393 0707
Sen. Kamala Harris – 916 448 2787

Postcards

The only way to truly ensure that Trump can’t start any wars is to throw him and all of his supporters out of office. We have an election to win this year. You can help by joining us on January 8th to write postcards to voters in the 50th Congressional District. It’s easy, fun, and a great chance to sharpen your skills for the campaign ahead! We’ll be at First United Methodist Church, 2100 J Street, from 7:00 – 9:00 on Wednesday, January 8th.

You can find out about postcard events and other opportunities to get involved at our website’s Events page.

350 Sacramento Candidate Forum

Finally, we must make sure we know where our local candidates stand on environmental issues. 350 Sacramento, the Sierra Club, and the Environmental Council of Sacramento are hosting a Candidate Forum for the open seat on the County Board of Supervisors. The battle against Global Warming is being waged at the local level, so let’s make sure we elect leaders who are committed to ending pollution. The candidate forum is on Wednesday, January 22nd from 6:00 – 7:30 at the Carmichael Library (5605 Marconi Ave).