Weekly Update 10/2/18
The election is only a month away, and we have a lot of work to do. But first, let’s take a moment to celebrate a big accomplishment: Governor Brown has signed SB 822 into law!
This is the most comprehensive net neutrality protection law in the United States, and it took a ton of work to pass it. Back in January, the bill’s author, Senator Scott Weiner spoke at our meeting, and a few months later, our membership chose this as the most important State legislation in progress. We showed up at the State Capitol for countless committee hearings so we could add our voices in support. We made hundreds of calls to our Assembly Members and Senators urging them to vote yes. When hostile senators – urged on by greedy telecom companies – tried to amend the bill to make it useless, we made more calls and demanded it be changed back. Finally, we reached out to the Governor and made sure he signed it. This is our victory, and we should be proud.
Now that we’ve patted ourselves on our backs, let’s get back to winning the November elections. The best way to win is to interact directly with potential voters. If you haven’t made any phone calls or knocked on doors yet, please join in. It’s much easier than you think.
There are events going on every single day in support of candidates. Check out Organize Win Legislate’s website for a listing of opportunities to help out (the calendar of events is at the bottom of the page).
And as always, we encourage you to get involved with California Away Team, who is working furiously to unseat Trump stooge Tom McClintock right in our backyards.
Many people have asked if there are any events planned to protest the Kavanaugh nomination. There is a Solidarity Vigil planned for Thursday afternoon, starting at 5:30 p.m. It will take place on the West Steps of the State Capitol Building. For details, see the Action Network event page or the Facebook page.
You may have an idea of which candidates you’re going to vote for, but do you know how you’re planning to vote on all of the ballot propositions? No worries – Indivisible/California State Strong has prepared a guide with recommendations on all 12 measures that will be on the ballot. The recommendations were compiled by dozens of Indivisible groups around the State.
Note: we apologize that Indivisible Sacramento did not participate in the vote for determining a position on these propositions; we unfortunately did not receive the request to vote in time.