Special Actions for Federal Shutdown

Shutdown Action Items; March Reminder

Action to Take Right Now
Assist Federal Employees

Hunger Free America is offering special support for people who are struggling financially because of the federal shutdown. There are also ways you can donate time and/or money to help those affected.


Thursday, January 17
Call Relay to Schumer
A coalition of New York Indivisible chapters is doing a call relay to Senator Chuck Schumer's office, to encourage him to remain strong and make no compromise on the unnecessary border wall. Your participation is important because Trump allies have been organizing constituents to flood offices with calls in FAVOR of the wall. Sign up for a time on the call sheet linked below; phone numbers and a script are provided.


Saturday, January 19
Reminder: Join the (Hate-Free) Women's March on NYC*
Meet up: 10:30 a.m. at the bus stop on the northwest side of 86th and 2nd
Entrance to march location: 72nd & Columbus

*The Women's March Alliance in NYC -- which has run the New York march since 2017 -- is 100% independent from the anti-Semitic leaders of D.C.-based "Women's March Inc." Women's March Alliance is committed to inclusiveness. "Women's March Inc." is trying to cause disruption by holding a competing march downtown; make sure you wind up at the hate-free march by coming with Indivisible UES! We DO need to be out in the streets protesting this shameful government shutdown. Signs to that effect are encouraged. Dress warmly; wear comfortable shoes; bring snacks, water, and any medication that you may need.
 

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 January 14, 2019

Monday, January 14, 2019
Make a Call for Complete Voting/Campaign Reform Package

Today, the New York State Legislature is expected to pass a voting and campaign-reform package that:

  • authorizes early voting on the two weekends before Election Day;

  • merges the state and federal primary dates;

  • allows 16- and 17-year-olds to preregister to vote;

  • and closes the LLC loophole that allows big donors to dominate local politics.

There will be an initial vote to allow same-day registration and mail-in voting, but those issues require Constitutional amendments, which will take several years to pass. In addition, Governor Cuomo has proposed making Election Day a state holiday. Call your reps and thank them for pushing for voting reform, and urge them to pursue the Constitutional amendments and Election Day holiday with vigor.


Tuesday, January 15, 2019
Call Your Senators About the Trump Shutdown - DAILY, AS NEEDED
Mitch McConnell is refusing to put the legislation to reopen the government to a vote. He's playing an active role in the Trump shutdown that is hurting the entire country. Call Senators Schumer and Gillibrand and tell them to oppose all other legislation in the Senate until the government is reopened. Indivisible National offers the following call script:

  • Hello! My name is ___ and I’m calling from (zip code). I’m calling to ask [Senator] to oppose any legislation in the Senate until the government is reopened.

  • The Senate—including [Senator]—unanimously passed a clean budget that would keep the government open until February. There are 800,000 federal workers going without pay. National parks are filling up with trash. This is unacceptable; [Senator] needs to force Mitch McConnell to put legislation reopening the government on the floor by opposing all other legislation.

  • Will [Senator] commit to voting “no” on all legislation until the government has reopened?

Senator Chuck Schumer: 212-486-4430
Senator Kirsten Gillibrand: 212-688-6262


Thursday, January 17, 2019
New Sanctuary Vigil for Detained/Deported Immigrants
11 a.m. at 26 Federal Plaza
5 p.m. at 201 Varick St.

Every Thursday, New Sanctuary Coalition holds a vigil outside ICE offices to protest the detentions and deportations of immigrants. The organization also holds trainings for anyone interested in accompanying people to immigration hearings and ICE check-ins. See the website for further information.


Saturday, January 19, 2019
Women's March in NYC
Meet up: 10:30 a.m. at the bus stop on the northwest side of 86th and 2nd
Entrance to march location: 72nd & Columbus

Note: The Women's March Alliance in NYC has run the New York march since 2017. The group says it has no association with the organizers of the original Women's March on DC, who have been hit with charges of anti-Semitism and who are holding a rival march in New York. Visit the Women's March Alliance website for a message on the group's commitment to inclusiveness. Dress warmly, wear comfortable shoes, and bring creative signs!

- Weekly newsletter #97 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 January 7, 2019

ALL WEEK
5-Day Call Challenge

If your New Year's resolutions didn't include calling your elected officials on a weekly basis ... better a week late than never! Get off to a good start by joining Indivisible Nation BK's 5-Day Call Challenge.  From the organizers:

"The legislative session in Albany starts this WEDNESDAY. We’re challenging all our members to call their state representatives and Governor Cuomo EVERY DAY this week to share our priorities. State senators and assemblymembers typically get very few constituent calls, so even one call on one issue can make a HUGE impact. All you need is five minutes a day for the next five days and we can get our state representatives fired up for change! "

CLICK HERE FOR A DAILY SCRIPT


Thursday, Jan. 10, 2019
Indivisible Upper East Side Monthly Meeting
Unitarian Church of All Souls
7:30 p.m. - 9 p.m.

The guest speaker at our January meeting will be discussing housing reform in New York City. All rent laws are expiring on June 15, 2019, making this the right time to fight for change in the newly Democratic-controlled state senate. Issues include protection of rent stabilization and closing loopholes that allow landlords to benefit from vacant properties.

Friday, Jan. 11, 2019
Update Your Calendars With These Events


Saturday, Jan. 12, 2019
We Act for Environmental Justice Membership Meeting
Location TBD
10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
RSVP here

Town hall with state legislators on environmental issues.


- Weekly newsletter #96 written by Wendy Brandes, executive committee, Indivisible Upper East Side

Actions for Week of December 31, 2018

WHOSE HOUSE? OUR HOUSE!
 

There's only one item on the calendar for this first week of 2019, and that's Indivisible's National Day of Action on Thursday, January 3. As the Democrats take control of the House thanks to your activism and the Blue Wave, we want to send the message to all of our elected officials that we are here, we are paying attention, we are powerful, and we will hold you accountable.  Of course, we are now in a Trump shutdown, caused by his demands for a wasteful and harmful border wall. So we also want to communicate that the first item of business must be to re-open our government by passing a clean funding bill that rejects Trump’s anti-immigrant agenda.

Sign Up for Our January 3 Actions!

  • We have two events planned. You are invited to join either one or both. Even if you've already RSVP'd on Facebook or signed up in person, please sign up again using the new RSVP form that is accessible to a larger coalition of New York Indivisible chapters.


11 a.m.
Meeting With Carolyn Maloney's Staff
1651 3rd Ave.

Indivisible Upper East Side and Empire State Indivisible are joining forces to hand off a letter to Rep. Maloney's staff and have a photo op. If the group is small enough, we might be able to sit down with staffers to discuss priorities.

5 p.m.
Rally Outside Schumer's and Gillibrand's Offices
780 Third Ave.
Between 48th and 49th Streets

A coalition of New York Indivisible chapters are joining together for this rally outside our senators' offices. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer has disappointed us in the past by not being bold enough in resisting the Trump agenda. (Kirsten Gillibrand is much more progressive but not in a leadership position.) Let's show him the electorate that flipped the House and the New York State Senate expects True Blue leadership.


  CLICK HERE TO RSVP TO EITHER OR BOTH EVENTS
 

- Weekly newsletter #95 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 December 24, 2018

It's a holiday week, so we're keeping it low-key. These actions are mostly about prepping you for the year ahead.

Monday, December 24, 2018
Donate to Indivisible Upper East Side
Done all your holiday shopping and still have a few spare dollars? Consider donating to us via our brand-new ActBlue page! Your donation will support the direct costs of our activism in New York City -- things like meeting-room rental, website support, posters, art supplies, clipboards, buttons, transportation, and more! Bookmark the page in case this isn't the right moment but you'd like to support us later.


Tuesday, December 25, 2018
Send Governor Cuomo a Holiday Resistbot Message
If there are some fellow progressives among family members or friends you see today, introduce them to the joys of Resistbot. Text the word RESIST to 50409 to easily send messages to your elected officials.  New Yorkers can let Andrew Cuomo know that while gift-giving is nice, giving a big tax break to Amazon for a new headquarters in Long Island City is still unacceptable. Feel free to include any recent experiences you've had with our crumbling subway system to illustrate what we should be spending money on. For friends and family members from other states who have yet to become activists, help them take their first steps by doing a quick online search for their most relevant issues.


Wednesday, December 26, 2018
Sign Up for the National Day of Action on January 3
Indivisible National had already planned a national day of action on January 3. Now that we're in a Trump government shutdown -- caused by Trump's demands for a wasteful and harmful border wall -- the first item of business must be to re-open our government by passing a clean funding bill that rejects Trump’s anti-immigrant agenda. We are planning a visit to Rep. Carolyn Maloney's office (time to be determined) with another Indivisible chapter followed by a multi-chapter rally outside the offices of Senators Schumer and Gillibrand. Sign up on Facebook so we can plan signage for the number of attendees.


Thursday, December 27, 2018
RSVP for a February 12 Trip to Albany
Brrr! A February visit to Albany might not be #1 on your winter-getaway list but it's for a good cause: We will be demanding voting reform for New York State. Fair Elections for New York is calling for reforms that increase the power of small donations; limit the influence of big money; and make it easier, not harder, to vote. The latter goal includes automatic voter registration, early voting, same-day registration, and no-excuse absentee voting.


Friday, December 28, 2018
Update Your Calendar

Regarding the Women's March, you may have read recent stories of serious problems with the original Women's March on DC leadership. While the media may have belated discovered or rediscovered this, the organizers of the New York City event -- the Women's March Alliance -- long ago expressed their repugnance and severed ties with the DC group. (Take a look at the Indivisible UES newsletters referencing the 2018 march -- such as this one -- and you'll see the emphasis placed on the group's independence then.) As stated on the Women's March Alliance website:

Women’s March Alliance is not affiliated with Women’s March, Inc. or its founders and is run by grassroots volunteers. We do not support any organization or person that is anti-Semitic, anti-gay, anti-woman, or does not support equal rights for every human. We welcome any and all people who want to raise women’s voices through education and activism.

- Weekly newsletter #94 written by Wendy Brandes, executive committee, Indivisible Upper East Side

Actions for Week of December 17, 2018

Monday, December 17, 2018
Protest Abuse of Immigrants; Support Patricia Okoumou
500 Pearl Street Federal Court
9 a.m.

Patricia Okoumou is the activist who climbed the base of the Statue of Liberty on July 4 to draw attention to the Trump regime's immigration policies, particularly the inhumane separation of children from their families. (There are now almost 15,000 migrant children in nearly full detention camps.) Patricia sought a jury trial and was denied. Her bench trial is today. A show of community support is impactful in situations like this. If you can show up for her, please do. Otherwise, share this information in case someone you know can help support Patricia.

Tuesday, December 18, 2018
RSVP to de Blasio's Town Hall on Wednesday
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is holding a town hall at Hunter College on Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. You can register to attend here. Issues to address include, but are not limited to:

  • The MTA is in a state of collapse, and the biggest subway system in the world might raise fares while cutting services.

  • New York City Housing Authority residents are going without heat and hot water.

  • The City University of New York system is underfunded, schools are physically crumbling, tuition is rising, and food-staff workers live in poverty.

  • Meanwhile, the city is giving a big tax break to Amazon to build a new headquarters in already overdeveloped Long Island City.


Wednesday, December 19, 2018
Rally on de Blasio's Town Hall: No to Amazon HQ in New York
904 Lexington Avenue
6 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

A rally ahead of Mayor Bill de Blasio's town hall, with a particular emphasis on the tax break given to Amazon while New Yorkers are treated like second-class citizens.


Thursday, December 20, 2018
March: Seeking Asylum Is Not a Crime!
Outside Fox News
1211 6th Avenue
5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Join activist group Rise and Resist in a procession starting from Fox News (48th and 6th Ave.) The group will carry banners, photographs, and placards to remind everyone that there are thousands of refugees being prevented by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security from legally seeking asylum. The procession will call on the Trump administration to immediately process all asylum seekers on the border, and to stop arresting and detaining refugees.

Friday, December 21, 2018
Recommended Watching and Reading

Also make sure you know about Indivisible's national strategy for 2019 as well as the Day of Action on January 3.


Sunday, December 23, 2018
March: Seeking Asylum Is Not a Crime!
58th and 5th Ave.
2 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Join activist group Rise and Resist for another procession calling on the Trump administration to immediately process all asylum seekers on the border, and to stop arresting and detaining refugees. The action will start on 58th Street and 5th Avenue, and wind its way through the holiday shopping areas.


- Weekly newsletter #93 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 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.