Weekly Update 10/2/18

Hello, friends.

The election is only a month away, and we have a lot of work to do. But first, let’s take a moment to celebrate a big accomplishment: Governor Brown has signed SB 822 into law!

This is the most comprehensive net neutrality protection law in the United States, and it took a ton of work to pass it. Back in January, the bill’s author, Senator Scott Weiner spoke at our meeting, and a few months later, our membership chose this as the most important State legislation in progress. We showed up at the State Capitol for countless committee hearings so we could add our voices in support. We made hundreds of calls to our Assembly Members and Senators urging them to vote yes. When hostile senators – urged on by greedy telecom companies – tried to amend the bill to make it useless, we made more calls and demanded it be changed back. Finally, we reached out to the Governor and made sure he signed it. This is our victory, and we should be proud.


Now that we’ve patted ourselves on our backs, let’s get back to winning the November elections. The best way to win is to interact directly with potential voters. If you haven’t made any phone calls or knocked on doors yet, please join in. It’s much easier than you think.

There are events going on every single day in support of candidates. Check out Organize Win Legislate’s website for a listing of opportunities to help out (the calendar of events is at the bottom of the page).

And as always, we encourage you to get involved with California Away Team, who is working furiously to unseat Trump stooge Tom McClintock right in our backyards.

#CancelKavanaugh Vigil

Many people have asked if there are any events planned to protest the Kavanaugh nomination. There is a Solidarity Vigil planned for Thursday afternoon, starting at 5:30 p.m. It will take place on the West Steps of the State Capitol Building. For details, see the Action Network event page or the Facebook page.

Ballot Propositions

You may have an idea of which candidates you’re going to vote for, but do you know how you’re planning to vote on all of the ballot propositions? No worries – Indivisible/California State Strong has prepared a guide with recommendations on all 12 measures that will be on the ballot. The recommendations were compiled by dozens of Indivisible groups around the State.

Note: we apologize that Indivisible Sacramento did not participate in the vote for determining a position on these propositions; we unfortunately did not receive the request to vote in time.


Weekly Update, 10/25

Are you doing your part to help win the midterm elections? If you’re looking for ways to get involved, we have about a million of them:

Postcards for Jaclyn Moreno

First, we’re writing postcards for Jaclyn Moreno tomorrow (Wednesdayevening at 6:30 at the Round Table Pizza at 398 Florin Road. Jaclyn is a local Indivisible pioneer and an excellent candidate who is running for the Cosumnes Services District. It would be amazing to have an Indivisible leader elected right here in the Sacramento area, so come on out and join us for pizza and postcards!

Call the Governor to Pass Our Bills

As of Monday evening, Governor Jerry Brown still has not signed two very important bills: SB822 and AB3131. SB822 would establish the strongest Net Neutrality protections in America. And if California makes Net Neutrality the law, it will have benefits for people all over the country. AB3131 is sponsored by Indivisible. It is a common sense transparency measure that requires police departments to notify the public when they police military-grade equipment.

If you’d like to hear a recorded message from Indivisible with more details about AB3131, call 1 (833) 522-8923. You will be automatically connected to the Governor’s office after the message.

If you already know the details and just want to call directly, you can reach Governor Brown’s staff at (916) 445-2841.

Adopt a Vote Center – And More PostCards

Join us this Friday to write postcards to write postcards to voters through California Away Team for Congressman Ami Bera’s district, CA 07. You should also attend this event if you’re interested in helping to increase voter registration and turnout at Indivisible Sacramento’s adopted Vote Center. We’ve adopted the Marina Vista Community Center for this November’s election, and we will be holding a planning session for that effort while we write postcards. You can RSVP to attend at CalAway Team’s website. It is located at a private residence, so they’ll provide the address when you RSVP.

If you can’t make it on Friday but still want to help with the Adopt-a-Vote-Center project,please send an e-mail to Jill at jillmshall@gmail.com with the subject line “Adopt-a-Vote Volunteer.” We’ll add you to the e-mail list to keep you notified of activities and ways to get involved.

Phone Banks Galore

Postcards are great, but a phone call is an even better chance to connect with a potential voter.

Organize Win Legislate (OWL) is hosting local phone banks for a ton of great candidates around the country, including future Florida Governor Andrew Gillum and future Arizona Senator Kyrstin Sinema this weekend. Check out their Facebook page for details on upcoming phone banks.

And the Indivisible website has more chances to make calls to make a difference. You can call from the comfort of your own home. Go to the Indivisible.org phone bank page for details.

California Away Team

And what’s even better than a phone call? Talking to voters in person! If you haven’t volunteered for California Away Team yet, now is your chance. All you have to do is knock on the doors of registered Democrats who have had weak voting turnout in the past and remind them to vote this time. It’s simple, it’s easy, and it’s very low stress.

Click here to volunteer in Roseville or Cameron Park to help Jessica Morse defeat Trump-stooge Tom McClintock.

At this point, new events are popping up faster than we can post them in this newsletter. So make sure you keep checking our website to keep in the loop. You never know when we’re going to announce something you want to take part in.





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.