Weekly Update – September 9, 2019
Remember to call your members of Congress and ask them to defund hate! They must not approve additional funding for Trump’s campaign to demonize and torture immigrants.
Learn How to Help Asylum Seekers
We heard a powerful presentation from Autumn Gonzalez of NorCal Resist at our last meeting. She told stories about the horrible challenges facing asylum seekers. NorCal Resist needs our help with accompanying asylum seekers in Sacramento. This could involve anything from driving an asylum seeker to an appointment to assisting them in completing an application for MediCal or an ID card. We’ve created a Doodle poll to get an idea of how many Indivisible Sacramento members are interested in a 90 minute training, which would prepare us to join NorCal Resist’s accompaniment team. Thank you in advance for completing this very simple poll. Just click on this link!
Postcard Event Wednesday
Come out and write some postcards on Wednesday evening! We’re mailing postcards to marginal voters in the 50th Congressional District so we can drive up turnout next year and unseat corrupt Congressman Duncan Hunter. Join us at 7:00 on Wednesday at First United Methodist Church, 2100 J Street.
Swing Left Weekend in Arizona
How would you like to make a difference in a big swing state? Arizona is right next door, and what we do now will help determine whether we can turn their legislature blue, flip a Senate state and take 11 electoral votes away from Donald Trump. Swing Left is partnering with Arizonans in the state’s 17th Legislative District in Phoenix. You can join them the weekend of October 26th! You can find more details and sign up here.
Virginia Letter Writing
Also from Swing Left, we have some opportunities to write letters to help flip the state legislature. They have elections this November, and it was as close as it can possibly can be last time. Check out their letter writing campaign ideas here and here.
The next presidential debate is this Thursday starting at 5:00. Just like last time, Swing Left, Indivisible Sacramento, and OWL will be gathering at Mango’s Restaurant (1930 K Street) to watch. And like last time, Indivisible will be polling our activists around the country to see who does the best job. If you’d like to opt in to Indivisible’s debate polls, text DEBATE to 97779.
Our next meeting is on September 18th at 7:00 p.m. Our focus this month is on gun violence, which is unfortunately a timely topic almost all the time now. We’ll feature a special guest speaker from the Brady Campaign. Our meetings occur the third Wednesday of each month in Room 10 at Sierra2 Center, 2791 24th Street.