Weekly Update – 4/8/19

Hello, Friends.

Can you make it to the Capitol Building on Tuesday or Wednesday? We need people to speak in favor of state laws that we support. It’s easy and it makes a measurable difference.

SB 392 would reduce police use of force. The committee hearing for SB 392 is on Tuesday, in Room 126 of the Capitol. We think this will be a packed room, so we’re planning to get there early. Please meet us on the North Steps of the building (facing L Street) at 8:00.

Then on Wednesday, two bills that Indivisible State Strong supports is will be discussed in the Assembly Elections and Redistricting Committee. AB 646 would restore voting rights to parolees. And AB 1217 would require sponsors of issue ads to disclose their financial contributors. That hearing is Wednesday, April 10th, starting at 9:00 a.m. in Room 444. We don’t have a designated meetup for this one – but if you have questions, please send us an e-mail.

Later on that day, we’ll be meeting at 1:10 at the North Steps to attend a hearing for SB458, which would ban the pesticide Chlorpyrifos.

And a reminder – you need to go through security to get into the Capitol, so remember to leave any items such as pocket knives, pepper spray, etc. at home.

Medicare for All Discussion

After a long day at the Capitol, why not check out a discussion about Medicare for All to cap it off? The California Nurses Association is hosting the discussion, and Indivisible Sacramento is a co-sponsor. The focus will be on disparities in care created by the current system an dhow Medicare for All could address them. The event starts at 6:00 on Wednesday at the Fruitridge Community Collaborative, 4625 44th Street.

Fast Track to Carbon Zero

Another great community event is going on this Saturday, April 13th at Sacramento City College. 350 Sacramento is holding a forum called Fast Track to Carbon Zero. It’s a day of speakers, entertainment, and breakout sessions to talk about how we can achieve zero emissions and stop global warming. There is a small entrance fee (between $5 and $15), but it will be waived for those who have difficulty paying. Also, they provide lunch! RSVP at the event’s page on 350 Sacramento’s website.

Next Meeting

We meet on the third Wednesday of each month at Sierra2 Center, Room 10. We’d love to have you join us! Our April meeting will be focusing on Climate Change. Join us on April 17th at 7:00 p.m. Sierra2 Center’s address is 2791 24th Street.

Website and Donations

Thank you to those of you who have donated to Indivisible Sacramento. We humbly appreciate the financial help you have given us. If you’re interested in contributing, Indivisible national will be matching all donations to our club in April!

You can find the link to our Act Blue page on our website – indivisiblesacramento.com. And that’s not all you’ll find. The website is a treasure trove of information about our group and all the important things going on right now. Check it often!





Weekly Update

Weekly Update – January 30, 2019

Last week we won a temporary victory in the shutdown fight. But you probably already know that Trump and the Congressional Republicans have another chance to hold the government hostage in three weeks. Please keep calling our MOCs, thank them for their strength, and remind them to keep saying NO to Trump’s racist border wall. For more information, check out Indivisible’s shutdown resource page.

And while you’re on the phone, please remind our Representatives to support the Green New Deal.

Representative Doris Matsui – 916 498 5600
Representative Ami Bera – 916 635 0505
Senator Kamala Harris –  916 448 2787
Senator Dianne Feinstein – 415 393 0707

Indivisible Sacramento Legislative Priorities

At our December meeting, we had a great discussion about what our priorities should be moving forward. Some of the issues people are most passionate about include health care, climate change, immigration, homelessness, the free press, and instant runoff voting. We are working on opportunities to discuss these issues this year. As one example, we are looking at getting a speaker who can focus on climate change for one of our spring meetings.

We will also be working on supporting legislation related to these issues. The deadline for California legislators to submit bills is coming up in late February. As soon as the deadline passes, Indivisible groups across California will begin to decide which ones we should put our energy behind, and we will do the same here in Sacramento. Keep watching this newsletter for information about state priorities!

350 Sacramento

Indivisible Sacramento is supporting 350 Sacramento’s efforts to advocate for a strong Climate Action Plan in Elk Grove. We encourage you to show up and support them at the2/13/19 Elk Grove City Council meeting. The meeting will be at Elk Grove City Hall, 8400 Laguna Palms Way, Elk Grove at 6:00 p.m.

Immigration Actions

Immigrant families are being processed by ICE at the southern border and then released to join family or friends who may live in New York, Washington, or many points in between, pending immigration court proceedings. Abuelas Responden is a local chapter of a national volunteer group whose members meet these families at Greyhound bus stations to provide them with food, backpacks filled with necessities, and other types of assistance. Join NorCal Resist and Abuelas Responden on Monday, February 4, 6pm, to learn about how you can participate in this humanitarian effort right here in Sacramento! First United Church of Sacramento,  2100 J St, Sacramento.

Next Meeting

Our meetings are held on the third Wednesday of the month at Sierra2 Community Center (2791 24th Street). For our February meeting, we are thrilled to welcome guest speaker Senator Scott Wiener. Senator Wiener is a true friend of the group and the author of some of the most exciting legislation at the state level in recent years. We hope you can join us.


Do you have an Indivisible Sacramento t-shirt? You can buy one online – order at this site through February 21st. Our t-shirt vendor saves orders and distributes them all at once, so if you order one, we will be able to give them to you at an upcoming meeting.


Finally, if you would like to support Indivisible Sacramento financially, you can donate at our Act Blue page. We don’t have a lot of expenses, but we do pay for supplies and room rentals to keep our meetings going.

Thank you, and have a great week!