Weekly Update – October 9, 2018
It has been a rough week. Brett Kavanaugh was confirmed for the Supreme Court. We did everything we could to stop this nomination. We demonstrated. We visited our Senators’ offices. We made thousands of phone calls. In the end, every Republican except Lisa Murkowski completely ignored the will of the American people. We don’t need to tell you that Kavanaugh will be a disaster on the Court and a big setback for women’s rights, LGBTQ rights, minority rights, and anyone who cares about getting money out of politics.
But we can take heart that some people were listening to us. The most recent poll found that 51% of Americans oppose Kavanaugh’s confirmation – worse than any other justice who has ever been confirmed. At times like these, it’s important to remember that we have numbers on our side. Trump and his enablers may have political power, but we have the majority. And in about a month, we’re going to use that majority to take away his power.
You already know that we have to vote in order to win the elections. But VOTING IS NOT ENOUGH. Every one of us needs to convince other voters to show up and vote the Republicans out of the Congressional majority. Knock on doors. Pick up the phone. There is no shortage of opportunities to get involved, so please make a plan to help out as often as possible between now and November 6th.
California Away Team – our friends at CalAway are still going strong in Tom McClintock’s district, and they’re an unstoppable force that is putting the five term Republican Congressman’s job in jeopardy. They need volunteers in Placerville, Roseville, and Cameron Park this weekend!
Organize Win, Legislate – The OWL Dems have a plethora of phone banks that you can join, including call events on October 14th and 21st in support of the Senate challengers in Nevada and Arizona. Details on their Facebook site (please bring a laptop and a cell phone if you can phone bank for OWL).
Indivisible Events – Indivisible’s website has a sign-up for phone calls or texts that you can make from your own home on your own time. And as always, Indivisible Sacramento’s page has a ton of ideas for you too.
Election Night Party
We don’t want to get ahead of ourselves, but if we all pitch in, we should have something to celebrate on November 6th. Please celebrate with Indivisible Sacramento! We’re getting together (along with our friends from Elk Grove and California Away team) at Kupros Craft House on 21st Street for our election night party. We’ve reserved the upstairs room. So make sure you join us starting at 7:00 p.m. to watch the results roll in.
As usual, we’re meeting on the third Wednesday of the month. That means our October meeting is Wednesday, October 17th at 7:00 at the usual place: Room 10 of Sierra2 Center, 2791 24th Street. See you there!