Weekly Update 8/28/18

Please note: our September meeting will be held on Tuesday, September 18th, not Wednesday the 19th. We will be in a different room, the Curtis Hall, instead of Room 10.

We are pleased to announce that our guest speaker will be California Secretary of State Alex Padilla! We hope you can be there to see him talk about voting in California – just in time for the fall election season. The meeting time remains the same: 7:00 p.m.

Our meetings are normally held the third Wednesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. at Sierra2 Center for the Arts and Community, 2791 24th Street.

Postcard Party, Friday 8/31

You don’t have to wait until our monthly meeting to get involved. Join us this Friday (August 31st) for a postcard party! The party starts at 7:00 in the community room at Belle Cooledge Library on South Land Park Drive. This time we’ll be writing postcards for voters in the 7th Congressional District (home to many members of Indivisible Sacramento) where Democrat Ami Bera is in a close re-election race against a conservative challenger. To win back Congress, we need to defend seats as well as win new ones, so please come join us if you can make it.

Nevada Senate Strike Team

What could possibly be more fun than writing postcards? How about a road trip to Reno to help flip Nevada’s Red U.S. Senate seat?

We’re heading to Reno in September, and we need you to join us! The road trip will be the weekend of September 22nd and 23rd. Indivisible Northern Nevada is hosting us, and they may be able to help us find lodging and give us some ideas of fun activities to do when we’re done canvassing.

This is your chance to make a difference and have a good time in one action-packed weekend. If you’re interested, please send an e-mail to this address. No need to commit now; we just want to know how many are interested.

California Away Team

Of course, there’s always a need for volunteers a little closer to home, too. California Away Team is a simple and effective way to ensure that Democratic voters turn out this fall. They’re working hard in District 7 (Elk Grove, Fair Oaks, Carmichael) and also in District 4 (Roseville, Auburn, El Dorado Hills), and they need your help.

Visit their website for details on how you can get involved.


Weekly Update 8/21/18

What are you doing to help win back the United States Senate? You can make a big difference by calling Nevada voters. Right now, we’re calling to help compile data that will show which voters can be persuaded and which ones will just need a little reminder to get to the polls in November. You can do it from the comfort of your own home! It’s easy, and there’s a very helpful video to show you how. Just visit our website and get started!

Do you prefer making calls with a group? Join us this Saturday (8/25)at Raley’s in Natomas from 12:30 – 3:00. We’ll be in the Community Room at Raley’s – 4650 Natomas Blvd. (note: the location has changed since the previous announcement about this event). We’ll provide snacks and support. Please bring a laptop and a cell phone, and together we’ll make a difference.

Nevada Weekend Trip

Of course, the very best way to reach voters is in person. We’re planning a trip to do just that. We will be heading to Reno on the morning of Saturday, September 22nd so we can knock on doors and remind Nevadans what is at stake this fall. We will return on Sunday evening. Do you think you can join us? If you’re interested, send a reply to this e-mail. You don’t need to commit now, but we would like to know how many people are interested so we can work out the details.

Postcard Party

Closer to home, we can use some volunteers for a postcard party onFriday, August 31st at Belle Cooledge Library in South Land Park. These postcards will go to voters in the 7th Congressional District, where Congressman Ami Bera is facing a Republican challenger. Our postcard parties are always fun, and they always seem to draw a crowd, so you won’t want to miss it! The fun starts at 7:00 p.m.


As we get closer to the election, more and more events are popping up where you can have an opportunity to make a difference. Be sure to check out our website from time to time so you can see what’s new. That address is www.indivisiblesacramento.com.

Next Meeting

Out meetings take place on the third Wednesday of each month at Sierra2 Community Center, Room 10. Sierra2 is located at 2791 24th Street. Our next meeting will be September 19th at 7:00.


Weekly Update, August 16, 2018

Hello, friends.

It’s time for our meeting again. Our monthly get-together is this Wednesday evening at the usual time and place: 7:00 in room 10 at Sierra 2 Center (2791 24th Street).

This time our special guest is Paul Goodman with the Greenlining Institute. Greenlining is dedicated to fighting for justice and racial equality, and they’ve also been a very outspoken voice in favor of Net Neutrality, which is up for a key vote in the State Assembly this week. (Remember to give your Assembly Member a call before our meeting and tell them to vote for SB 822, Senator Scott Wiener’s Net Neutrality bill)

Nevada Voter Outreach

California’s Senate election is safely blue, with two Democrats on the ballot. But right next door in Nevada, there is a big contest this fall. Democrat Jacky Rosen is trying to unseat Dean Heller, a coward who has shamefully voted the way Trump wants him to 92% of the time. It is a very close election, but we aren’t going to leave this one to chance!

You can help reach out to Nevada voters. First, check out the “Flip A Nevada Senate Seat” section that we just added to our website.

Then make some phone calls! You can join us for this on Saturday, August 25th. That’s when we’ll be holding a phone bank session to reach out to Nevada voters. We’ll be doing this at the Arcade Library, 2443 Marconi Avenue, from 12:30 – 3:00. Now, you don’t need to wait for our event. You can make calls on your own from the comfort of your very own home. Details on how to do this are on our website.

It is always more fun to make calls with a bunch of friends around you, though, so mark the 25th on your calendar! (if you are able to make it on the 25th, please bring a laptop and a phone. If you have time, please register beforehand to save a little time – again, details are on the website at the link above.

Finally, the most effective way to persuade Nevada voters is to actually talk to them in person. We’re going to do just that on the weekend of September 21st. That’s right, we’re taking a field trip to Reno! We’re partnering with Indivisible Northern Nevada to persuade voters in the Reno area. We’ll have more details to come, but if you are interested in traveling up to Reno for that weekend, please reply to this message with an e-mail.


Weekly Update – 7/30/18

Yesterday marked 100 days before the midterm election in November. That means we now have 99 days to activate voters to flip the House and Senate; 99 days to convince people that their vote does, in fact, count; 99 days to fight for the fate of our nation now threatened by the Trump regime. On November 7th, it will be too late to act. Up until Nov. 6th, we have a chance to make a change.

Opportunities abound, from canvassing to phone banking to writing postcards – there is not a single one of those 99 days where you won’t be able to find a way to engage and help out. Most of our efforts will be in California, but we will also have opportunities to help in Nevada, where a vulnerable Republican Senator, Dean Heller, stands for re-election. Stay tuned.

Speaking of phone banking (and flipping districts)… On August 7th, Democrat Danny O’Connor could beat Republican Troy Balderson in a special election for this hotly contested congressional seat in Ohio. Swing Left is hosting a virtual phone bank for this race. Sign up here to make some calls.

After our last general meeting (with speaker Holly Cooper of the UC Davis Law Clinic), there was much interest in helping the child detainees held at the Yolo County immigration youth detention facility in Woodland. Holly meets with these kids regularly, and they tell her that they want three things: bottled water, blankets, and a break from prison food. Holly is willing to deliver donations of these items that we provide and will throw some pizza parties for the kids as money allows. So, to that end, we will be having a donation day this Saturday, August 4th, at the home of Ellen Chapman where you can drop off donations.
What: Donations of bottled water, new blankets, and pizza money for immigrant kids in detention in Woodland
Where: 1133 Marian Way, Sacramento (Land Park neighborhood)
When: Saturday, August 4 between 10am – 3pm

Our meetings are always the third Wednesday evening of each month, which means that our next one will be on August 15th at 7pm. We meet in Room 10 at Sierra2 Center, 2791 – 24th Street

With all this talk of midterms and canvassing opportunities, please remember to check in with California Away Team. The Cal Away Team canvassers knock on doors to remind registered Democrats who have skipped previous midterm elections to vote this November. They’ve been working away in CA-07 and CA-04 for more than a year. If you’re unsure about canvassing (who isn’t?), Cal Away Team is a great place to start. You’re just talking to registered Democrats to remind them to vote in November. That’s it – no difficult conversations or need to change anyone’s mind. Just a friendly reminder to vote and an offer to send a postcard as a follow-up.

Finally, remember to check out our website often! We have a plethora of information available, from upcoming events to daily action opportunities to voter information to archived speakers videos … the list goes on and on. Check it out here.




Weekly Update 7/9/18

We have a new fight on our hands: the fight to save the Supreme Court from Brett Kavanaugh. Indivisible has outlined our two part strategy for this. First, get 51 NO votes in the Senate. Second, win back the Senate in November. It won’t be easy, but we can do it.

Our Senators, Kamala Harris and Dianne Feinstein, have both stated that they will vote against confirming Kavanaugh. But we should call them anyway. Thank them for having our backs and let them know how important this is to us. And then we will focus on November. Indivisible has announced that they’re putting together a massive phone bank to help us win senate seats in Texas, Arizona, Nevada, Tennessee, and Mississippi. We’ll send the details on that as soon as they are available.

Kamala Harris Sacramento Office: 916 448-2787
Dianne Feinstein San Francisco Office: 415 393-0707

Next Meeting

We’ve got an amazing guest speaker planned for our July meeting. Holly Cooper is the co-director of the UC Davis Immigration Law Clinic and the counsel of record for the plaintiffs in the Flores v. Sessions lawsuit in which the 9th Circuit Court ruled that all immigrant child detainees have a right to a hearing. With so much horrible news about Trump’s treatment of immigrants, we are very luck to be joined by an expert who is fighting for justice.

As usual, our meeting is the third Wednesday of the month, July 18th, at 7:00 p.m. Our meeting location is Room 10, Sierra2 Community Center, 2791 24th Street.

Postcard Party

We had a blast at our latest postcard party. More importantly, we had over three dozen people attend, and we wrote an astounding 1,209 postcards! We will mail those cards to registered Democrats in the 10th Congressional district a few weeks before the election to remind them to get out and VOTE.

If you didn’t get a chance to join us, don’t worry. We’ll be scheduling other postcard parties soon!

California Away Team

Postcards are a great way to reach voters, but knocking on doors is even more effective. If you haven’t done any door knocking yet this year, please check out California Away Team’s website. They have some great opportunities to volunteer close to Sacramento. Their program is easy and non-confrontational – you won’t have to argue with anyone who disagrees with you – just remind registered Democrats to vote this November.

Volunteer this weekend in Roseville. More events are planned in August in Elk Grove and nearby areas.

WE NEED YOU to help take back Congress. Our Democracy depends on it!