August 19, 2019
Our August monthly meeting is this Wednesday (August 21st) at 7pm. We’re going to be talking about immigration and the cruelty being inflicted upon refugees and asylum seekers. We have two guests who will be sharing the stage to talk about different aspects of the crisis. Holly Cooper, Co-director of the UCD Immigration Law Clinic, was one of our most popular guest speakers last year. She’ll be joining us along with Autumn Gonzalez of NorCal Resist.
As usual, our meeting will be held at Sierra 2 Community Center, 2791 24th St., Rm. 10.
NorCal Resist Border Fundraiser
Speaking of NorCal Resist, they are holding a fundraiser at Two Rivers Cider on Sunday, August 25th in support of their work they’re doing to help immigrants at the border. There will be live music, and of course, plenty of hard cider for sale. The address is 4300 Attawa Ave #300, Sacramento 95822.
Before you head over for some cider, consider spending a couple hours writing postcards this Sunday. There is a postcard campaign going every Sunday from 1:00 until 4:00 at the Sacramento County Democratic office at 1033 S Street. Right now the focus is on flipping legislatures in states where they have elections this year. It will go a long way toward shaping Congressional redistricting for the next decade.
Want to do more postcards? You’ll get another chance on Wednesday the 28th. We have a postcard event to turn out Dem voters in CA district 50, where Duncan Hunter, an almost comically corrupt Congressman, is somehow still in office. Every postcard you write will help change that! This event is at Colonial Heights Library, 4799 Stockton Blvd, starting at 7:00 p.m.
We have many more events coming up – make sure you visit our website’s event section often! Also, while you’re on the site, we have a big blue button on the right hand side where you can donate to our Act Blue page if you’re so inclined.
Thank you – and see you on Wednesday!
|Weekly Update – 8/7/19
As we process the horror of last week’s three mass shootings, two of which are being investigated as acts of domestic terrorism, we can all recommit to the work of a lifetime: defending the norms and institutions of our democracy.
8/11/19 Cal Away Team Canvass Day this Sunday
8/7/19 Medicare for All Assembly TONIGHT
8/9/19 ACLU Sacramento Sheriff Oversight Forum
8/11 2020 Sundays Postcard Event
8/21 Next Meeting
Weekly Update – 7/29/19
The second round of primary debates happens this week, and we’d love for you to watch them with us. This time we’ll be at Mango’s in Midtown (the address is 1930 K Street). The debates start at 5:00 on Tuesday and Wednesday, and we’ll be there as soon as 4:30.
Just like last time, we’ve arranged to donate a portion of the food and drink sales to a good cause. This time it’s the Sunrise Movement. So even if the food, drink, and great company isn’t enough to get you to join us, maybe the good cause is the icing on the cake.
California Away Team
August 11th is our Special Day with California Away Team. We want you to volunteer every weekend if you can, but August 11th is the day we’ve chosen to show just how eager Indivisible Sacramento is to get started on the 2020 elections. We’ll be in Cameron Park to reach out to voters starting at 10:00 on August 11th. To get the exact address, please RSVP at the event page with CalAway Team.
Can you Host an Asylum-Seeker?
Have you been wondering what you can do to help immigrants who are being terrorized under this administration? Do you have a little bit of extra space in your home? NorCal Resist has an immediate need for both short and long-term housing for an asylum seeker and for a woman who was recently granted asylum. If you are interested, please e-mail email@example.com to find out more.
Our meetings are the third Wednesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. That means our August meeting will be on the evening of Wednesday, August 21st. The focus will be immigration. As usual, we’ll be at Sierra2 Community Center, 2791 24th Street, Sacramento.
In the meantime, make sure you keep checking our website for news on all of our upcoming events https://indivisiblesacramento.com/events/. And if you have some extra money to send our way, we always greatly appreciate donations.
Representative Doris Matsui (916) 498-5600
Representative Ami Bera (916) 635-0505
Bills at the Capitol
It’s another big week for state legislation at the Capitol. A number of bills that Indivisible and State Strong support will be discussed in committee hearings. If you have time to come downtown during the day, we could use some voices to speak up. All you have to do is wait for the bill to be discussed, and then during public comment period, get in line, then state your name, say you’re representing Indivisible Sacramento, and tell them you support the bill. Here are the big ones this week:
AB32 – Ban on for-profit prisons. Public Safety Committee, Room 3191, 9:00 a.m.
AB1482 – Restriction on raising rents. Senate Judiciary Committee, Room TBD, 1:30 p.m.
AB1611 – Prevents surprise emergency room bills. Senate Health Committee, Room 4203, 1:30 p.m.
Lights for Liberty
Do you want to show support for the refugees who have been tortured and mistreated by the Administration? This Friday people across America will show up for the Lights for Liberty vigil. Please come out if you can. The biggest local event is at the Yuba County jail at 7:30 p.m. Please visit the event’s Facebook page for details, including information about carpools. For those who cannot make it to Yuba County, there is a smaller event being planned in Sacramento, but the organizers strongly encourage people to attend the one at the Yuba jail if possible.
Our next meeting is Wednesday the 17th. We’re pleased to welcome Colleen McCarty, Regional Director of Swing Left, as we prepare for a year of action. Not only are there elections to win in 2020, there are some important ones this year as well, as many states will be electing legislators who will help control redistricting. We should be back in our normal spot, Room 10 at Sierra2 Center for the Arts and Community, 2791 24th Street. Meeting starts at 7:00 p.m.
Weekly Update – 6/24/19
Tell your representative to defund hate.
This week the House of Representatives is voting on a bill to fund the Department of Homeland Security. The Trump Administration wants a big pile of money so they can fund their machine to intimidate and deport peaceful immigrants and place refugee children in torture-like conditions in camps. Our representatives need to say NO to this. Call them and demand they not approve any funding for Trump’s cruel immigration policies.
Representative Doris Matsui – 916 498-5600
The Democratic primary debates kick off on Wednesday and Thursday evening. Want to have some company to watch with? Join us at Kupros Craft House for the biggest debate party in Sacramento! Indivisible, Sacramento Mighty Oaks, Swing Left, and others are getting together in the upstairs room at Kupros starting at 5:30 both days. Kupros is located at 1217 21st Street in Midtown.
Pizza and Politics
Then this Sunday, June 30th, join us for Pizza and Politics. We’ll be at Round Table at 1566 Howe Ave at 1:00 for some free pizza and drinks. We have an expert coming to train us how to text bank. We’ll all need to be experts at phone banking and text banking next year, so let’s get started now.
Protecting Transgender Asylum Seekers
On Wednesday, at 6:00 p.m., NorCal Resist presents a discussion about sponsoring and accompaniment for Transgender Asylum seekers. If you want to hear about how you can help some of the most vulnerable and persecuted people in the world today, please come out to First United Methodist Church, 2100 J Street.
Sister District Events
Our friends at Sister District would like to let us know about a couple of upcoming events. On July 7th they’re holding a fundraiser with Pizza and Strawberries to support a Virginia legislative candidate. Details and RSVP form here.
And on July 13th, come learn about the redistricting process in California. Do you want to be a part of the team that draws the borders for our congressional districts after the 2020 census? Or do you just want to know how the process works? Here are the details for this event.
Weekly Update – 6/17/19
There is a slight program change for our meeting this Wednesday. We’re still starting at 7:00, but our guest speaker, Assembly Member Kevin McCarty, will join us at 8:00. For the first part of our meeting, we have an excellent activity planned: writing postcards and letters for Swing Left to help win elections in Virginia this year.
So if you can join us at the normal time, you get to help out for a good cause. If you can’t make it until a little later, then please join us to chat with Sacramento’s most progressive state legislator. Either way, it’s a great way to spend a Wednesday evening!
As usual, the meeting will be in Room 10 at Sierra2 Center, 2791 24th Street, Sacramento.
Upcoming Events – June is a busy month!
Sunday, June 23rd: This and every Sunday, Sacramento Mighty Oaks is sponsoring a postcard writing campaign to help influence state legislative elections. It’s held at the County Dem Party office at 1033 S Street from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Wednesday, June 26th: At 6:00 p.m., NorCal Resist presents a discussion about sponsoring and accompaniment for Transgender Asylum seekers. If you want to hear about how you can help some of the most vulnerable and persecuted people in the world today, please come out to First United Methodist Church, 2100 J Street.
Wednesday, June 26th and Thursday, June 27th: Debate Watch Party! We all agree we want to kick Trump out of office. But do you know who you want to replace him? Mighty Oaks, OWL, Sister District, and Indivisible Sacramento are co-hosting a debate party both nights starting at 5:30 at Kupros Craft House 1217 21st Street upstairs.
Sunday, June 30th: It’s time for Pizza and Politics. Our last Pizza and Politics event was a raging success, and this one should be great, too. Join us at Round Table at 1566 Howe Ave at 1:00 for some free pizza and drinks. Even better: we have an expert coming to train us how to text bank. We’ll all need to be experts at phone banking and text banking next year, so let’s get started now.
Weekly Update – 6/9/19
If you don’t already know how important it is to take back the Senate next year, please stop by the State Capitol tomorrow during the day. Indivisible Sacramento has created an eye-catching display: Hundreds of cardboard tombstones will be standing on the South lawn, each one representing a good, progressive bill passed by the House of Representatives this year that has been blocked from a vote in the Senate by Mitch McConnell. We want people to be fired up about our mission for the next year and a half. Yes, we want to throw Trump out of office, but it’s just as important to take back the Senate.
Meeting – June 19th
Our next meeting is Wednesday, June 19th, and we’re pleased that Assembly Member Kevin McCarty is joining us as our guest speaker. Assembly Member McCarty is one of the most progressive legislators in California, and we very much enjoyed hearing from him last summer when he joined us previously. We hope you can make it and have a chance to interact directly with one of our elected officials.
That’s Wednesday, June 19th, at 7:00 in Room 10, Sierra2 Center, 2791 24th Street.
Debate Watch Party
Whether you know who you’re supporting in the presidential primaries, or whether you’re still deciding, you won’t want to miss the first two primary debates on June 26th and 27th.Why not watch with us? Indivisible Sacramento is joining in a debate watch party both nights with Sacramento Mighty Oaks at Kupros Craft House (you may remember Kupros as the place where we held our election party last November). We’ll be there starting at 5:30 p.m. both nights. The address is 1217 21st Street in Midtown.
Our next Pizza and Politics event is coming up at the end of the month. Not only will we have pizza and drinks, we also have a chance to learn how to Text bank like the pros. Texting is a great and easy way to reach voters, and we plan to do a lot of it next year. So join us for a crash course on June 30th at 1:00 p.m at the Round Table Pizza at 1566 Howe Ave. Pizza! Beer (or sodas)! Friends! Texting! What more could you want?
And it’s not just texting – there are plenty of ways you can make an impact on the upcoming elections this summer. Write postcards, knock on doors, and more. You can find opportunities to do all of these things at our website. Just go to Indivisiblesacramento.comand click on the “Events” tab. Please get involved this summer – it is never too early!
Weekly Update – 5/13/19
Our monthly meeting is Wednesday evening at 7:00. We are pleased to welcome our guest speaker Jon Stoller, a defense attorney, former civil rights attorney, and community activist. He’ll be joining us to discuss Assembly Bill 392 and related issues.
As usual, we’ll be in Room 10 at Sierra2 Center for the Arts and Community at 2791 24th Street in Sacramento. Join us!
Dream and Promise Act
Can you spare a moment to call your Member of the House of Representatives for theDream and Promise Act? Not only do we want the House to pass this bill, but we want to make sure it doesn’t get watered down with amendments. Please call your representative and ask them to support the bill – and to reject any amendments that would narrow the eligibility requirements. If you’d like a call script, you can find one here at Indivisible’s website.
Congresswoman Doris Matsui – (916) 498-5600
Every Sunday at the Sacramento County Democratic Party headquarters, our friends with Sacramento Mighty Oaks are writing postcards to help out Democratic candidates in state elections. Virginia, New Jersey, Kentucky, and a few others have state legislative elections this year, and your postcards can make a difference. Stop by any Sunday from 1:00 – 4:00 at 1033 S Street in Sacramento.
What if you want to help on a day other than Sunday? Check out Swing Left’s voter registration campaign. You can write letters from the comfort of your own home!
Pizza and Politics
Did you enjoy our pizza and politics event in March? Or did you miss it and badly regret not going? Good news – we’re going to do another one. Save the date for June 30th at 1:00. We’ll be meeting at a pizza place (location TBD), and we’re also going to do a text-banking training. Come out, enjoy a slice and a beer, and learn how to reach out to voters. Sounds like a perfect Sunday afternoon.
Weekly Update – 5/7/19
Are you free tomorrow morning? The ACLU and others are showing support for LGBTQ+ rights and education in California. A homophobic organization called Informed Parents of California is planning to protest outside the Department of Education tomorrow morning. The protest was prompted by a DOE hearing on the implementation of the California Healthy Youth Act, which encourages education on HIV prevention and acceptance of sexual orientation. We would like to show that Sacramento is a place for inclusion, not hate.
If you can make it, please join at the corner of the State Capitol Park on 15th and N Streets at 9:00 a.m. tomorrow (Wednesday) morning, across from the Department of Education building. If you can, please wear purple to show that you oppose hate.
We would like to thank everyone who donated to Indivisible Sacramento in April. It is truly amazing how generous you all were. Thanks to your support and matching funds from Indivisible national, we raised $1,100, which will cover our room rental costs and allow us to plan some great events this year.
Thank you so much.
Yolo County Petition in Support of Legal Services for Undocumented Families
The Yolo Board of Supervisors is considering allocating funds to assist families with immigration proceedings. Attorneys are not provided to defendants in ICE hearings, and many vulnerable families cannot afford legal help. County funding could help bridge this gap. Please sign the petition and share with friends and family, especially those in Yolo County!
We always meet the third Wednesday of each month at Sierra2 Center in Sacramento, Room 10. Our next meeting is next Wednesday, May 15th. Hope to see you there!
|Weekly Update – 4/29
Come out and march for science this weekend! If you’re upset at the way the Trump administration and Republicans in Congress are systematically ignoring scientists, if you’re just plain worried that Global Warming will ruin our planet, or if you just want an excuse to get outside on an early May afternoon, you should show up and join the crowd this Saturday.
The March for Science starts at River Walk Park in West Sacramento at 1:00 p.m. this Saturday (May 4th). But this march has a twist – there is a fundraising Pub Crawl immediately afterward (starting at 2:30)! Check out the march website for details on the march. You can find information about the Pub Crawl on Eventbrite. The march is free, but there is a cost for the Pub Crawl.
The Presidential election will be just one of thousands of important elections next year, but it’s a big one. We’ve heard from a lot of people who worry whether progressives will be united behind the candidate who is chosen to oppose Trump. Indivisible is committed to unity, and that’s why the national organization recently unveiled the Indivisible Pledge. Nine presidential candidates have already taken the pledge to hold a positive, constructive primary, unite behind the winner, and work hard to beat Trump. You can take the pledge too! Just visit Indivisible’s pledge site and read all about it.
Our meetings are held on the third Wednesday of each month. Our next one will be on May 15th at 7:00. The location is Room 10, Sierra2 Center for the Arts and Community, 2791 24th Street. Hope you can make it!
Finally, remember to check our website often. You can find a wealth of information there, including all of our upcoming events. And there’s also a link to donate if you would like to help us with our expenses.