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Weekly Update – 7/8/19
Indivisible exists to fight back against the Trump Administration. We are here to make sure our Members of Congress hold him accountable for his crimes, from the blatant financial corruption to the unspeakable cruelty he is inflicting on immigrant children. Representative Rashida Tlaib is doing just that by introducing a resolution calling for the President to be impeached, and we need to voice our support for it. Please call your Member of Congress and urge them to support HR 257. Indivisible has some information and a call script if you would like to read more.

Representative Doris Matsui (916) 498-5600
Representative Ami Bera (916) 635-0505

Bills at the Capitol

It’s another big week for state legislation at the Capitol. A number of bills that Indivisible and State Strong support will be discussed in committee hearings. If you have time to come downtown during the day, we could use some voices to speak up. All you have to do is wait for the bill to be discussed, and then during public comment period, get in line, then state your name, say you’re representing Indivisible Sacramento, and tell them you support the bill. Here are the big ones this week:

Tuesday
AB32 – Ban on for-profit prisons. Public Safety Committee, Room 3191, 9:00 a.m.
AB1482 – Restriction on raising rents. Senate Judiciary Committee, Room TBD, 1:30 p.m.

Wednesday
AB1611 – Prevents surprise emergency room bills. Senate Health Committee, Room 4203, 1:30 p.m.

Lights for Liberty

Do you want to show support for the refugees who have been tortured and mistreated by the Administration? This Friday people across America will show up for the Lights for Liberty vigil. Please come out if you can. The biggest local event is at the Yuba County jail at 7:30 p.mPlease visit the event’s Facebook page for details, including information about carpools. For those who cannot make it to Yuba County, there is a smaller event being planned in Sacramento, but the organizers strongly encourage people to attend the one at the Yuba jail if possible.

Next Meeting

Our next meeting is Wednesday the 17th. We’re pleased to welcome Colleen McCarty, Regional Director of Swing Left, as we prepare for a year of action. Not only are there elections to win in 2020, there are some important ones this year as well, as many states will be electing legislators who will help control redistricting. We should be back in our normal spot, Room 10 at Sierra2 Center for the Arts and Community, 2791 24th Street. Meeting starts at 7:00 p.m.

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Weekly Update – 4/8/19

Hello, Friends.

Can you make it to the Capitol Building on Tuesday or Wednesday? We need people to speak in favor of state laws that we support. It’s easy and it makes a measurable difference.

SB 392 would reduce police use of force. The committee hearing for SB 392 is on Tuesday, in Room 126 of the Capitol. We think this will be a packed room, so we’re planning to get there early. Please meet us on the North Steps of the building (facing L Street) at 8:00.

Then on Wednesday, two bills that Indivisible State Strong supports is will be discussed in the Assembly Elections and Redistricting Committee. AB 646 would restore voting rights to parolees. And AB 1217 would require sponsors of issue ads to disclose their financial contributors. That hearing is Wednesday, April 10th, starting at 9:00 a.m. in Room 444. We don’t have a designated meetup for this one – but if you have questions, please send us an e-mail.

Later on that day, we’ll be meeting at 1:10 at the North Steps to attend a hearing for SB458, which would ban the pesticide Chlorpyrifos.

And a reminder – you need to go through security to get into the Capitol, so remember to leave any items such as pocket knives, pepper spray, etc. at home.

Medicare for All Discussion

After a long day at the Capitol, why not check out a discussion about Medicare for All to cap it off? The California Nurses Association is hosting the discussion, and Indivisible Sacramento is a co-sponsor. The focus will be on disparities in care created by the current system an dhow Medicare for All could address them. The event starts at 6:00 on Wednesday at the Fruitridge Community Collaborative, 4625 44th Street.

Fast Track to Carbon Zero

Another great community event is going on this Saturday, April 13th at Sacramento City College. 350 Sacramento is holding a forum called Fast Track to Carbon Zero. It’s a day of speakers, entertainment, and breakout sessions to talk about how we can achieve zero emissions and stop global warming. There is a small entrance fee (between $5 and $15), but it will be waived for those who have difficulty paying. Also, they provide lunch! RSVP at the event’s page on 350 Sacramento’s website.

Next Meeting

We meet on the third Wednesday of each month at Sierra2 Center, Room 10. We’d love to have you join us! Our April meeting will be focusing on Climate Change. Join us on April 17th at 7:00 p.m. Sierra2 Center’s address is 2791 24th Street.

Website and Donations

Thank you to those of you who have donated to Indivisible Sacramento. We humbly appreciate the financial help you have given us. If you’re interested in contributing, Indivisible national will be matching all donations to our club in April!

You can find the link to our Act Blue page on our website – indivisiblesacramento.com. And that’s not all you’ll find. The website is a treasure trove of information about our group and all the important things going on right now. Check it often!

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