Weekly Update – 3/18/19
Indivisible Sacramento’s monthly meeting is this week. Wednesday evening at 7:00p.m., we’re honored to welcome our guest speaker Joe Barr, Chief Content Officer for Capital Public Radio. We look forward to the chance to chat with a local media decision-maker, at a time when the free press is more important than ever to the health of our democracy. As always, we will be at Sierra2 Center, Room 10, 2791 24th Street, Sacramento.
Note: a previous newsletter announcement listed journalist Sasha Abramsky as our guest speaker, but he will instead be joining us later in the year.
Pass the No Ban Act
In response to last week’s horror in New Zealand, we’d like to pass on the following from the Indivisible National team:
We absolutely must recognize that the motivation for this horror was rooted in Islamophobia and white nationalism — poisons that are actively being spread by elected officials, pundits, and a rising white nationalist movement here in our own country and around the world. It’s critical that we recommit ourselves to fighting hate and white supremacy, no matter its form or its messenger, to bring together forces for solidarity and inclusion at every opportunity.
This congressional recess, demand that your members of Congress take action by supporting the No Ban Act (the lead sponsors are Rep. Judy Chu and Senator Chris Coons) that would fully repeal Trump’s Muslim and asylum bans, ensuring that families won’t continue to face unconstitutional discrimination (we have more on this in our recess explainer here).
Please call your Members of Congress and ask them to support the No Ban Act today.
Representative Doris Matsui:(916) 498-5600
California State Strong, a coalition of Indivisible groups around California dedicated to making progress at the state level, has tallied our votes and selected 10 bills in the state legislature to support this year. Indivisible Sacramento will be following these as well. You can find the list here.
AB 392 is a top priority for Indivisible groups around the State, and California State Strong will be working hard to pass it. AB 392 changes the rules around police use of force in an attempt to prevent future killings of unarmed civilians. If you haven’t done so already, please take some time to call your Assembly Member and urge them to support AB 392. Here is a link to State Strong’s summary of AB 392.
If you don’t know who your Assembly Member is, don’t worry. Just visit this site and enter your address.
By now you may have heard of the Courage Campaign’s scores for every state legislator in California. A team of Indivisible Sacramento volunteers went to the Capitol last week to give each of our local Assembly Members and Senators a copy of their 2018 Courage Score report card. We want to keep an eye on them and remind them that their votes will affect their scores for 2019 – and we want them all to have good scores this year. Would you like to volunteer to help keep our lawmakers on task with the Courage Scores? If so, please reply with an e-mail to this address!