Weekly Update – 12/4/18
Happy Hanukkah to those who are celebrating!
As usual, it’s a busy week for Indivisibles. From Washington to Wisconsin to our own backyard, the end of election season does not mean the end of our work. We stand strong against those who are trying to subvert democracy.
County Supervisors Meeting
Thank you to all who attended the Sacramento County Board of Supervisors meeting today. There was an overwhelming public turnout and dozens of people had something to say about Sheriff Jones’ attempt to circumvent the inspection into his practices. At this time, it sounds as if the board will not make a decision today. We’ll have updates for you as soon as we know what the next steps are.
Indivisible Sacramento plans to make its presence known at the local level from now on, and this was a great first step.
Would you like to join us when we meet with Congresswoman Matsui’s staff at her district office? We’re going to be there next Friday, December 14th, at 10:00 a.m. We’ll be talking to them about our legislative priorities for 2019, now that Trump’s party has been swept out of the House of Representatives. We’ll meet outside the federal building on 501 I Street. If you can make it, please RSVP with an e-mail to this e-mail address. Anyone can join us, but we want to get an idea of how many are coming so we know how big of a group we’ll have.
If you want to learn more about the ongoing Central American refugee crisis, please consider attending the presentation by Sacramento State Professor Duane Campbell and U.S/El Salvador Sister Cities volunteer Cori Ring on Sunday, December 9th at 12:30 p.m. They’ll be discussing the causes of the refugee crisis, the ongoing situation with the caravan of asylum seekers, and how we can respond in a humane and moral manner. The talk will be held at First United Methodist Church – 2100 J Street.
Also, if you haven’t done so already, remember to comment on the Trump Administration’s proposed rule change to the Public Charge regulation. The Administration is trying to make it more difficult for people to immigrate to the United States by denying admission to anyone who would potentially access services such as safe housing or healthy food programs. Details on the regulation and how to comment are at our website. Just follow this link.
Our meetings are the third Wednesday of the month, so that means the next one is Wednesday, December 19th at 7:00 p.m. As usual, we’ll be in Room 10 at Sierra2 Center, 2791 24th Street. See you there!