Actions for Week of December 10, 2018

Monday, Dec. 10, 2018
Submit Comment to Fight Green-Card Limitations
This is the last day to submit a comment on the Department of Homeland Security's proposal to drastically limit the number of immigrants who can obtain green cards.  According to the proposal, working documented immigrants who take advantage of benefits for which they are eligible -- such as Medicaid, food stamps, housing vouchers, and Medicare drug assistance -- would no longer be eligible to apply for legal permanent status. Click here to submit your comment -- remember, it's best to personalize your message as much as possible.


Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018
Prep for Indivisible UES Monthly Meeting on Thursday
Before you come to Thursday's meeting, make sure you know what's going on with Indivisible's national strategy, including the countrywide day of action planned for Jan. 3, 2019. We will be discussing our specific plans for January 3 on Thursday.



Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2018
Postcard Party for Special Elections
209 E. 56th Street, Apt. 6B
7 p.m. - 9 p.m.

Join Rise and Resist and Postcards to Voters to help turn MORE districts across the country blue. You'll be sending friendly, handwritten reminders to targeted voters to help give Democrats a winning edge in close, key races across the country. All supplies will be provided. Likely focus will be Virginia State House.


Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018
Indivisible UES Monthly Meeting
Unitarian Church of All Souls
80th and Lex
7:30 p.m. - 9 p.m.

Steve Barton, Senator Schumer's director of intergovernmental relations, will be our guest speaker. He will speak at the beginning of the meeting, so please arrive in a timely fashion. We will also be signing up participants for Indivisible's National Day of Action on January 3, among other activities.


Friday, Dec. 14, 2018
Sign Up for Potential Mueller-Related Rapid-Response Protest
Click here or here
From the organizers: "The NYC Trump Is Not Above the Law Coalition stands ready to defend the rule of law. Together, we joined nearly 500 demonstrations nationwide on November 8th, 2018, marching from Times Square to Union Square to challenge Matthew Whitaker’s appointment and raise awareness of this President’s challenge to the Constitution. Now, we stand ready to march again if red lines are crossed." Please note that the date in this event listing is a placeholder; this plan will only be activated when breaking news demands it.


- Weekly newsletter #92 written by Wendy Brandes, executive committee, Indivisible Upper East Side

Actions for Week of December 3, 2018

Monday, December 3, 2018
Phone Bank to Get Out the Vote in Georgia

Tomorrow is the runoff election for Georgia's secretary of state and Swing Left is hosting virtual phone banking for Democratic candidate John Barrow. This is a crucial position for voters' rights in the state: Georgia's governor-elect, Brian Kemp, used the position of secretary of state to disenfranchise more than a million votersClick here for phone bank training and sign up.


Tuesday, December 4, 2018
Keep Up the Pressure About Amazon
Use Resistbot to tell New York's governor, Andrew Cuomo, that we don't want to give Amazon a big tax break to build new headquarters in Long Island City when we desperately need revenue to repair our crumbling subway system and other infrastructure. Text the word "RESIST" to 50409 to get started, or go to Resistbot's website for other ways of using the service.


Wednesday, December 5, 2018
Read the Indivisible Guide 2.0
Indivisible National and thousands of Indivisible chapters across the U.S. helped create the Blue Wave that saw the Democrats take the House in November's mid-term elections. The national group says its original guide was about defense. Now we get to play offense. To understand our activism strategy going forward for both the federal and local levels, read up!


Thursday, December 6, 2018
Join Indivisible National's Monthly Activist Call
Indivisible National's organizing and policy teams will discuss what legislation may be coming down the pike during the #First100Days of the new Democratic House. They will also go over plans for the “Whose House? Our House!” national day of action on January 3.  Sign up here.


Friday, December 7, 2018
Put Our Next Meeting On Your Calendar

Indivisible Upper East Side's monthly meeting is on Thursday, December 13, from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Unitarian Church on 80th and Lex. Steve Barton from Senator Schumer's office will be our special guest.


Sunday, December 9, 2018
Help Plan Voting Reform for New York State
National Black Theater
2031 5th Ave.
11 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Let NY Vote is hosting this meeting about voting reform in New York. The meeting goal is to help make a grassroots, statewide plan to ensure we win early voting, automatic voter registration, voting eligibility for parolees, and other reforms.

- Weekly newsletter #91 written by Wendy Brandes, executive committee, Indivisible Upper East Side

Actions for Week of November 26, 2018

Monday, Nov. 26, 2018 - TWO ACTIONS
(1) Flood Your Reps With Calls Protesting Tear Gas
On Sunday, U.S. Border Patrol agents fired tear gas at immigrants -- including families with young children -- who were trying to cross from Mexico. We need to flood the offices of our members of Congress with calls telling them how unacceptable this is. (Remember, even if our electeds agree with us, we want them to be able to say that their constituents are furious too.) Indivisible Nation BK has provided helpful scripts here.

You can also use ResistBot. Text the word "Resist" to 50409 to get started. The app will guide you through the next steps.

(2) Fight Amazon, Protect Queens
Court Square Park
Long Island City
5 p.m. - 8 p.m.

On the online shopping day known as "Cyber Monday," join a rally against online giant Amazon, which got a big tax break for a new headquarters in Long Island City -- an area that's already struggling with too little investment in infrastructure, housing, and education

Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2018  - TWO ACTIONS
(1) Phone Bank for Mike Espy in Mississippi
Democrat Mike Espy is in a runoff election for senator in Mississippi and Election Day is TODAY. Day-of phone calls can be very helpful. Sign up for a shift with the Working Families Party. You'll get all the information you need before you start calling.

(2) People's Hearing on Voting Rights & Reform in New York
First Unitarian Congregational Society
119 Pierrepont Street
Brooklyn
7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

From the organizers: "Join Let New York Vote and Common Cause/NY for a People's Hearing on Voting Rights & Reform. Let NY Vote will bring together voters, community groups, elected officials and other stakeholders to discuss voting in our state and the reforms New York so desperately needs! New Yorkers are encouraged to testify and share their story and discuss potential solutions to these systemic problems. We will be joined by City Council Member Jumaane Williams, Michael Blake, and Nomiki Konst."



Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2018 - TWO IMMIGRANT-RELATED ACTIONS
(1) Submit Comment to Fight the "Public Charge" Proposal
The Department of Homeland Security has announced a proposal to drastically limit the number of immigrants who can obtain green cards.  According to the proposal, working documented immigrants who take advantage of benefits for which they are eligible, such as Medicaid, food stamps, housing vouchers, and even Medicare drug assistance would no longer be eligible to apply for legal permanent status. The administration must accept public comments on the proposal until December 10. Click here to submit your comment -- remember, it's best to personalize your message as much as possible.

(2) Accompaniment Training
Congregation Beth Elohim
274 Garfield Pl
Brooklyn
6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

New Sanctuary Coalition will train volunteers to accompany people facing deportation to their immigration hearings and ICE check-ins. This provides moral support to the person facing deportation and enables volunteers to hold immigration authorities accountable.


Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018
Get to Know Indivisible's Strategy
Indivisible National and thousands of Indivisible chapters across the U.S. helped create the Blue Wave that saw the Democrats take the House in this month's mid-term elections. The national group says its original guide was about defense. Now we get to play offense. To understand our activism strategy going forward for both the federal and local levels, read up!



Friday, Nov. 30, 2018 - TWO AMAZON-RELATED ACTIONS
(1) CUNY vs Amazon Rally
100 Wall Street
11 a.m.

The City University of New York Board of Trustees has declared its support for a $3 billion public investment in Amazon, and has pledged CUNY resources to the cause -- without the input of students or faculty. (The rally organizers say that making CUNY tuition-free again would cost $800 million.)  The protest will be outside of the offices of CUNY Board Chairman Bill Thompson, demanding that he rescind his statement in support of Amazon.

(2) Protest Amazon by Phone
If you can't make an in-person appearance at one of the Amazon protests, you can still call Governor Cuomo and Mayor de Blasio and tell them this deal can't go through without public scrutiny. Phone numbers and script have been provided by Indivisible Nation BK on Facebook and here.

- Weekly newsletter #90 written by Wendy Brandes, executive committee, Indivisible Upper East Side

Disclaimer: By choosing to attend any events listed herein, I acknowledge the risks involved, and that I agree to participate non-violently and in accordance with the law. During some events, acts of civil disobedience may be initiated by individual participants.  I acknowledge and agree that Indivisible Upper East Side is not responsible for any such acts of individual participants which are unlawful, nor is Indivisible Upper East Side soliciting my participation in any such activity. I agree that I am solely responsible for any decision to participate in any acts of civil disobedience and any consequences, legal or otherwise, that may result from that decision.

Actions for Week of November 19 - 25, 2018

Monday, November 19, 2018
Support John Barrow in Georgia
Democrat John Barrow will be in a Dec. 4 runoff election for secretary of state for Georgia, facing Republican State Representative Brad Raffensperger. The secretary of state job was previously held by Republican Brian Kemp, who successfully used the powers of the position to suppress Democratic votes while he ran for governor. If a Democrat succeeds Kemp, Georgia will be on its way to truly free and fair elections. 


Tuesday, November 20, 2018
Message Cuomo About the Amazon Deal
Last week, it was announced that Amazon would be getting big tax breaks to set up a headquarters in Long Island City. Two days later, New York City's deteriorating and underfunded transportation system ground to a halt during a winter storm.  Tell Governor Andrew Cuomo that we should be collecting revenue from companies like Amazon to invest in New York City services -- including, but not limited to the MTA -- instead of cutting deals and hoping for a trickle-down effect that will never come. Use Resistbot to send a fax to Cuomo -- text the word "RESIST" to 50409 to get started.


Wednesday, November 21, 2018
Donate to Survivors of California Wildfires
Many people who fled the fires in California are in dire straits. Here are some ways to help.

You can also donate money to:


Thursday, November 22, 2018
Enjoy your day off!

Friday, November 23, 2018
Amazons Against Amazon Black Friday Action
The New York Public Library
42nd St. and 5th
2 p.m. - 5 p.m.

From the organizers: "Unite against the sale of our city to a corrupt and unethical corporation. We'll 'carol' our way to the Amazon Bookstore, spreading the news about how dangerous the #AmazonHQ is for our community. Meet on the steps of the NYPL at 2 PM to start our walk. RSVP for more details."

Saturday, November 24, 2018
Visit the "Activist New York" Museum Exhibition
Museum of the City of New York
103rd St. and 5th
Museum hours: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

From the museum's website: "Explore the drama of social activism in New York City from the 17th century right up to the present.In a town renowned for its in-your-face persona, New Yorkers have banded together on issues as diverse as civil rights, wages, sexual orientation, and religious freedom. Using artifacts, photographs, audio and visual presentations, as well as interactive components that seek to tell the story of activism in the five boroughs past and present, Activist New York presents the passions and conflicts that underlie the city's history of agitation."

- Weekly newsletter #89 written by Wendy Brandes, executive committee, Indivisible Upper East Side
 

Disclaimer: By choosing to attend any events listed herein, I acknowledge the risks involved, and that I agree to participate non-violently and in accordance with the law. During some events, acts of civil disobedience may be initiated by individual participants.  I acknowledge and agree that Indivisible Upper East Side is not responsible for any such acts of individual participants which are unlawful, nor is Indivisible Upper East Side soliciting my participation in any such activity. I agree that I am solely responsible for any decision to participate in any acts of civil disobedience and any consequences, legal or otherwise, that may result from that decision.

Actions for Week of November 12 - 18

Monday, Nov. 12, 2018
Lend a Hand to Georgia Democrats
Georgia's Democratic gubernatorial candidate, Stacey Abrams, is still fighting to get all ballots counted correctly. Volunteers are tracking down ballots by phone and on foot, according to the AP, and the Georgia Democrats are looking for volunteers to phone bank or travel to Georgia to assist.

Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018
Write Postcards to Mississippi Voters
Mississippi voters will be going to the polls again this month after no candidate received more than 50% of the vote for the unexpired term of the U.S. Senate seat which was vacated earlier this year. Former Congressman and Secretary of Agriculture Mike Espy could be another Democrat serving in the Senate. Click here to volunteer to write at least five friendly postcards this week.

Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018
Catch Up With Indivisible National

We don't always get all the facts about Democratic successes through the media. Read Indivisible's take on the True Blue wave we saw throughout the country last week. Also, keep an eye out for the updated version of the Indivisible Guide, set to be released today.

Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018
Postcard Party
209 E. 56th St., Apt 6B
7 p.m. - 9 p.m.

There are several special elections coming up, so join Rise and Resist and Postcards to Voters to help turn MORE districts across the country blue! You'll be sending friendly, handwritten reminders to targeted voters to help give Democrats a winning edge in close, key races across the country. All supplies will be provided.

Friday, Nov. 16, 2018
Donate to Victims of California Fires
Many people have been left homeless in the wake of California's massive wildfires. Review these links to donate effectively:


Saturday, Nov. 17, 2018
Stand Against the "Proud Boys" in Philadelphia
Independence Visitor Center
Market and 6th
Philadelphia
11 a.m. - 3 p.m., be sure to arrive early

From the organizers: "Far-right groups with ties to Neo-Nazis known as the 'Proud Boys' and the 'Three Percenters' are planning to attend a rally in Philadelphia on November 17th called 'We the People.' ... The residents and allies of Philadelphia must stand in opposition to this escalation of the far-right’s push into the city’s culture and politics. We are urging people recognize the seriousness and danger of this situation, and come out to oppose them on November 17th at Washington Square in Center City Philadelphia. There is safety in numbers, so to ensure the protection of vulnerable individuals and communities, it is imperative that as many people as possible show up in opposition. What to bring: Noise makers, signs, water, warm clothing and comfortable shoes, your friends and neighbors."

- Weekly newsletter #88 written by Wendy Brandes, executive committee, Indivisible Upper East Side

Disclaimer: By choosing to attend any events listed herein, I acknowledge the risks involved, and that I agree to participate non-violently and in accordance with the law. During some events, acts of civil disobedience may be initiated by individual participants.  I acknowledge and agree that Indivisible Upper East Side is not responsible for any such acts of individual participants which are unlawful, nor is Indivisible Upper East Side soliciting my participation in any such activity. I agree that I am solely responsible for any decision to participate in any acts of civil disobedience and any consequences, legal or otherwise, that may result from that decision.

Thursday, November 8: Protest, Plus Monthly Meeting

BREAKING NEWS: In response to significant Democratic gains on Election Day, Trump has forced out Jeff Sessions as attorney general and nominated as his replacement Matthew Whitaker, a critic of special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation of Russia's interference in the 2016 presidential election.  Trump's action has set into motion previously established activist plans to protest efforts to derail the Russia probe. Below is the information on the Thursday, Nov. 8, protest, as well as a reminder about our November meeting, which will take place Thursday evening as scheduled.

5 PM Start Time
Rapid-Response "Nobody Is Above the Law" Protest

1551 Broadway (45th and Broadway)
Sign up to participate in this action here (signing up will ensure you will see the exact meeting location).  In addition, text the words "follow nycmueller" to 40404 in order to receive text updates on the day of the protest. This is a developing story and changes are possible. Indivisible UES will share news about the event via Facebook and email as warranted, but you are encouraged to get information directly from the organizers for the sake of timeliness. Also, review the disclaimer about public protests below.


7:30 PM - 9 PM
Indivisible UES Monthly Meeting

Unitarian Church of All Souls
80th and Lex
Basement Level

We plan to begin our meeting PROMPTLY at 7:30 to accommodate our guest speaker, State Senator Liz Krueger. We have asked her to address what our priorities should be as activists now that the state senate is in Democratic control. We will also discuss national post-election "next steps" -- including any developments related to the Mueller situation -- and celebrate this week's many Democratic victories with refreshments.

- Sent by Wendy Brandes, executive committee, Indivisible Upper East Side

Disclaimer: By choosing to attend any events listed herein, I acknowledge the risks involved, and that I agree to participate non-violently and in accordance with the law. During some events, acts of civil disobedience may be initiated by individual participants.  I acknowledge and agree that Indivisible Upper East Side is not responsible for any such acts of individual participants which are unlawful, nor is Indivisible Upper East Side soliciting my participation in any such activity. I agree that I am solely responsible for any decision to participate in any acts of civil disobedience and any consequences, legal or otherwise, that may result from that decision.

Actions for Election-Day Week, Nov. 5 - Nov. 9, 2018

Monday - Tuesday, November 5 - 6: FINAL VOTER OUTREACH OPTIONS

Activities that can be done from wherever you are (home, office, school):

  1. MONDAY and TUESDAY: Send texts to remind New York Democrats to vote.

  2. MONDAY and TUESDAY: Remind personal contacts in swing districts to vote.

  3. MONDAY and TUESDAY: Phone bank or text bank for candidates throughout the U.S. with Indivisible's national team.

  4. MONDAY: Phone bank for Jen Metzger for New York State Senate.

  5. MONDAY: Phone bank for Dana Balter (New York Congressional District 24).

Activities that get you out and about:

  1. MONDAY and TUESDAY: Help turn New York's Senate True Blue by volunteering for the anti-IDC candidates and other Democrats. An extensive list of volunteer options can be found here.

  2. TUESDAY, 8 a.m.: Catch a bus for Election-Day canvassing for Antonio Delgado in Congressional District 19 OR Liuba Grechen Shirley in Congressional District 2. (Make sure you vote before you get on the bus! Polls open at 6 a.m.)

  3. TUESDAY, VARIOUS SHIFTS: Canvass for Max Rose in Congressional District 11 (Brooklyn or Staten Island).

**Tuesday, November 6 - ELECTION-DAY RESOURCES**

  1. VOTE! VOTE! VOTE! Polls are open from 6 a.m. - 9 p.m.  If you get there AT 9 p.m., stay in line. As long as you get in the door, officials must keep the poll site open for you.

  2. Confirm your voter registration one last time. Voters have been purged from the rolls in recent days. Be safe, not sorry, and know what to expect. Check your voter registration.

  3. Check your poll site, even if you've voted in the same place for decades and as recently as September. There have been changes made in poll site organization in the recent days. Find your poll site. BONUS: You can get information on what's on your ballot at this link.

  4. Bring ID just in case. If you've voted before in New York City, you should NOT be asked for ID -- but again, better safe than sorry.

  5.  If you cannot be found on the voter-registration rolls at your correct polling site, request an "affidavit ballot." You are entitled to one by law. In addition to the ballot itself, you will have to fill out information on the envelope that the affidavit ballot goes into. Be very careful with the envelope information; if there is something incorrect on it, the envelope will not be opened. 

  6. Is something still preventing you or someone you know from voting? Call 866-OUR-VOTE or text the words "Our Vote" to 97779. Trained volunteers will be standing by.

  7. Be an informed voter:

LAST BUT NOT LEAST: Attend an Election-night watch party with the New York Democrats. 8 p.m. - 11 p.m. Reservation is required.


Wednesday, November 7, 2018
Take a day off from political activism! You've worked hard!  One caveat: If the outcome of the elections or other breaking news warrants resistance action, Indivisible UES members will be advised by email, with the same information cross-posted on Facebook and our website.


Thursday, November 8, 2018
Indivisible Upper East Side Monthly Meeting
Unitarian Church of All Souls
80th and Lexington
Basement Level
7:30 p.m. - 9 p.m.

The midterms aren't the end of our activism! We will be discussing next steps at our regularly scheduled meeting. Our guest speaker will be State Senator Liz Krueger, who will provide valuable insight. The executive committee will provide refreshments.


Friday, November 9, 2018
If any action is recommended for today, it will be based on news developments. Indivisible UES members will be advised of anything urgent by email, with the same information cross-posted on Facebook and our website.

- Weekly newsletter #87 written by Wendy Brandes, executive committee, Indivisible Upper East Side

More Get Out the Vote Actions: Nov. 1 -6

Because there is so much happening, here is a brief listing of activities -- reiterating some and adding others. Please click on the links for more information.

Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018

  1. Phone bank for New York congressional candidate Antonio Delgado with a group on the Upper East Side.

  2. Explore many options to volunteer for New York State senate candidates.

  3. Phone bank from home for out-of-state candidates through Indivisible (now through Election Day).

  4. Understanding Your Ballot: An Educational Town Hall. Learn about the proposals on the ballot from experts. 6:30 p.m. in the East 50s.


Friday, Nov. 2, 2018

  1. Canvass for congressional candidate Max Rose in Brooklyn.

  2. Phone bank from home for out-of-state candidates through Indivisible (now through Election Day).


Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018: Canvassing Galore

  1. Canvass for congressional candidate Liuba Grechen Shirley on Long Island with a small group from Indivisible Upper East Side. See listing here for complete information.

  2. Commit to a four-day trip to Syracuse to canvass for congressional candidate Dana Balter.

  3. Take one of two buses to canvass with a larger group. You can choose either the New York 19th Congressional District in the Hudson Valley in support of Democratic candidate Antonio Delgado, or the 11th Congressional District in New Jersey in support of Democratic candidate Mikie Sherrill.


Sunday, Nov. 4, 2018

  1. Canvass for congressional candidate Liuba Grechen Shirley on Long Island with a small group from Indivisible Upper East Side. See listing here for complete information.

  2. Canvass for Democrat Andrew Gounardes in Brooklyn -- he's running against Brooklyn's last Republican State Senator, Marty Golden.

  3. Take a bus to canvass for state senate candidate Monica Martinez and congressional candidate Liuba Grechen Shirley. Meeting time is 11 a.m. in East Harlem. The day includes a rally at 12:45 p.m.

  4. Join a phone banking and text banking event to flip the New York State Senate. In Brooklyn, 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.


Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018 - ELECTION DAY

  1. Vote when the polls open at 6 a.m. and then catch a bus at 8 a.m. -- there will be two buses. One will be heading to canvass for Antonio Delgado, the other for Liuba Grechen Shirley.

  2. Volunteer for Max Rose in Staten Island or Brooklyn.

  3. Look for other Election Day options here.


- Wendy Brandes, executive committee, Indivisible Upper East Side

Get Out the Vote Actions for Oct. 29 - Nov. 4

Monday, October 29, 2018 - TWO OPTIONS
(1) Sign Up to Phone Bank From Home With Indivisible
The national Indivisible organization is phone banking up to and during Election Day -- direct voter contact is the best way to get out the vote, and we need to reach as many voters as possible. Sign up here to find out how it works and get involved.  You can do it whenever you have time. Whether you make one call a day or 100, you're helping. The phone banks are for (all times are Eastern):

  • Baria/Espy, MS-Sen: Mon., Oct. 29, 12 p.m. - 9 p.m.

  • Liz Watson, IN-9: Mon., Oct. 29, 12 p.m. - 9 p.m.

  • Ammar Campa-Najjar, CA-50: Tues., Oct. 30, 12 p.m. - 11 p.m.

  • Andrew Janz, CA-22: Wed., Oct. 31, 12 p.m. - 11 p.m.

  • Harley Rouda, CA-48: Thurs., Nov. 1, 12 p.m. - 11 p.m.

  • Harley Rouda, CA-48: Fri., Nov. 2, 12 p.m. - 11 p.m.

  • Andrew Gillum, FL-Gov: Sat., Nov. 3, 10 a.m. - 9 p.m.

  • Beto O'Rourke, TX-Sen: Sat., Nov. 3, 10 a.m. - 9 p.m.

  • Andrew Gillum, FL-Gov: Sun., Nov. 4, 10 a.m. - 9 p.m.

  • Beto O'Rourke, TX-Sen: Sun., Nov. 4, 10 a.m. - 9 p.m.

  • Andrew Gillum, FL-Gov: Mon., Nov. 5, 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.

  • Beto O'Rourke, TX-Sen: Mon., Nov. 5, 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.

  • Andrew Gillum, FL-Gov: Tues., Nov. 6, 9 a.m. - 8 p.m.

  • Beto O'Rourke, TX-Sen: Tues., Nov. 6, 9 a.m. - 8 p.m.


(2) New York Democratic County Committee Monthly Meeting
Aaron Davis Hall
138 Convent Avenue

Near 140th St. and Amsterdam Ave.
6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Ben Yee, Manhattan Democrats secretary, says the New York Democratic County Committee will be considering proposed changes to party rules. He writes that several are minor corrections, but there is "significant controversy regarding a proposal to ban lobbyists or people whose employer's primary business is lobbying from being County Leader. " This issue should be of interest to those who are seeking to enhance transparency in local leadership.


Tuesday, October 30, 2018 - TWO OPTIONS
(1) Make Plans for THE LAST WEEKEND
For Get Out the Vote activities for the final weekend before Election Day -- in addition to those listed in this curated newsletter -- sign up for the site TheLastWeekend.org.

(2) Postcard-Writing With the Harlem Democrats
National Black Theater
2027 5th Avenue
4 p.m. - 8 p.m. (Drop by whenever you can!)

Indivisible Upper East Side is collaborating on a postcard-writing campaign on behalf of New York candidates, sending friendly, handwritten reminders to targeted voters to help give Democrats a winning edge. All supplies will be provided.


Wednesday, October 31, 2018
(1) Sign Up for Text Banking - TWO OPTIONS
Text banking over the last weekend before the election is going to be crucial for getting out the younger vote. It can be done from home whenever you have time. Here are text banking options:

(2) RSVP for Weekend Canvassing Trips


Thursday, November 1, 2018
Make New York True Blue
We have been working to flip the New York State Senate to Democratic control. Dem candidates are listed on this page. Click the names to find out ways to volunteer.


Friday, November 2, 2018
Get Out the Vote for Max Rose in Brooklyn
Shifts from 11:30 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Max Rose is running for Congress in New York’s 11th Congressional District, representing Staten Island and South Brooklyn. He is the first post-9/11 combat veteran of the war in Afghanistan to seek office in New York City. The campaign has plenty of volunteers for the weekend days. Help is needed on the weekdays.  Click here for more information.


Saturday, November 3, 2018
Canvassing for Liuba Grechen Shirley With Indivisible UES
Meet-up on Upper East Side at 9:15 a.m.

We are continuing to canvass for Liuba Grechen Shirley, our endorsed Congressional candidate for New York's District 2. Upper East Siders will meet at 9:15 a.m. at the Q entrance on the northeast corner of 86th and 2nd and go together to Herald Square, then walk to Penn Station to catch the 10:21 train to Amityville.  If you are coming from another neighborhood, you are welcome to meet us at Penn Station. RSVP to info@indivisible-ues.org OR on Facebook. (You don't need to RSVP in both places.)  To prepare for your canvassing:

  1. Create an Action ID

  2. Download the Minivan app on your cellphone or tablet. (MiniVan iOS and MiniVan Android)


Sunday, November 4, 2018 - TWO OPTIONS
(1) Canvassing for Liuba Grechen Shirley With Indivisible UES
Meet-up on Upper East Side at 9:15 a.m.

We are continuing to canvass for Liuba Grechen Shirley, our endorsed Congressional candidate for New York's District 2. Upper East Siders will meet at 9:15 a.m. at the Q entrance on the northeast corner of 86th and 2nd and go together to Herald Square, then walk to Penn Station to catch the 10:21 train to Amityville.  If you are coming from another neighborhood, you are welcome to meet us at Penn Station. RSVP to info@indivisible-ues.org OR on Facebook. (You don't need to RSVP in both places.)  To prepare for your canvassing:

  1. Create an Action ID

  2. Download the Minivan app on your cellphone or tablet. (MiniVan iOS and MiniVan Android)

(2) Make New York True Blue - Brooklyn
Working Families Party HQ
1 Metrotech Ctr. North
11th Floor
Brooklyn
1 p.m. - 6 p.m. (drop by any time!)

Join True Blue NY and other organizations to phone bank and text bank to help flip the New York State Senate to Democratic control. 



- Weekly newsletter #86 written by Wendy Brandes, executive committee, Indivisible Upper East Side

Get Out the Vote: Weekend of October 27 - 28

Note: Due to the weather forecast, we have changed our scheduled canvassing for Liuba Grechen Shirley to SUNDAY, OCT. 28, from Saturday, Oct. 27. Here is a revised listing of activities for this weekend and beyond. A complete list for next week will be emailed and posted on Sunday night as usual.

Saturday, October 27, 2018
Turn New York State True Blue

Thoughtworks
99 Madison Avenue, 15th floor
1 p.m. - 6 p.m. (drop by any time!)

Postcards! Phone Banks! Text Banks! Snacks!!!! Join True Blue NY, the Working Families Party, and other organizations to phone bank, text bank, and write postcards to help flip the New York State Senate to Democratic control. RSVP here or just drop by.


Sunday, October 28, 2018 - TWO OPPORTUNITIES
(1) Canvass for Liuba Grechen Shirley with Indivisible UES

Meet-up time is 9:15 a.m.
Liuba Grechen Shirley is running for Congress against Republican Peter King in New York District 2. We will meet at 9:15 a.m. at the Q entrance on the northeast corner of 86th and 2nd and go together to Penn Station to catch the 10:21 train to Amityville.  RSVP to info@indivisible-ues.org OR on Facebook. (You don't need to RSVP in both places.)  To prepare for your canvassing:
    1.    Create an Action ID
    2.    Download the Minivan app on your cellphone or tablet. (MiniVan iOS or MiniVan Android)

(2) Canvass for Antonio Delgado with Indivisible Upper West Side
Meet on Upper West Side (exact address given when you RSVP)
9:30 a.m. - 7 p.m.

Democrat and first-time candidate Antonio Delgado is running against incumbent Republican John Faso in New York Congressional District 19. Join Upper West Side MoveOn/Indivisible and other Swing Left volunteers to talk to voters in this key swing district in the Hudson Valley. RSVP here.

Also ... get ready NOW for the last weekend of campaigning!
Feeling guilty because you haven't done any "Get Out the Vote" activities yet? No need to fret! The final weekend is the most important one! Don't leave it till the last minute though; get ready now.
    1.    Sign up for a canvassing bus trip with Swing Left.
    2.    Sign up on the Last Weekend site to be informed of a variety of activities.
    3.    RSVP now to canvass for Liuba Grechen Shirley with Indivisible UES on Saturday, Nov. 3. We will again meet at 9:15 a.m. and take a 10:21 a.m. bus to Amityville.

There will be many more options in next week's newsletter, which will go out Sunday night or very early Monday morning. Stay tuned!