Actions for Week of May 21, 2018

Monday, May 21, 2018
Tell Maloney You Don't Want the #BankLobbyistAct
From Indivisible's national newsletter: This week, the House will vote on the Senate's version of  the "Bank Lobbyist Act, " which deregulates 25 of the 38 biggest banks in America and would allow racial discrimination in mortgage lending to go unchecked. Indivisible says, "The truth is, there is nothing we can do to stop the House from passing the #BankLobbyistAct. Still, it is important that we make sure your representatives know that we disagree with this bill and their vote before it heads to Trump’s desk for signature." Use Indivisible's script to call Rep. Carolyn Maloney, or text RESIST to 50409 to deliver your message via Resistbot.

Tuesday, May 22, 2018 -- TWO EVENTS
(1) #OneDayMatters Rally in Albany
This rally is focused on reforming New York penal law to protect immigrants from deportation.  There's a free bus leaving from Long Island City at 8 a.m.  Click here to RSVP via the Fortune Society.

(2) Blue Wave Happy Hour
Two Door Tavern
1576 3rd Ave
7 p.m. - 9 p.m.

Join the Four Freedoms Democratic Club and gear up for the 2018 midterms! Club members will have information on how to get involved in upcoming congressional races, and you'll have the opportunity to mix and mingle with your fellow progressive Democrats.



Wednesday, May 23, 2018
Get on the Waitlist for a Cynthia Nixon Event
Indivisible Nation BK's June 6 general meeting will host gubernatorial candidate Cynthia Nixon and running mate Jumaane Williams. The extremely limited seating for the Brooklyn event is already booked, but there's a chance you can get in from the waitlist. Register here.

Thursday, May 24, 2018 -- TWO EVENTS

(1) Postcard Party With Rise and Resist
209 E. 56th St., Apt. 6B
7 p.m. - 9 p.m.

Rise and Resist is partnering with Postcards to Voters to help turn districts across the country blue. The group will get together to write friendly reminders to targeted voters to help give Democrats an edge in close, key races across the country. All supplies will be provided.

(2)  Rally for Reproductive Health With Planned Parenthood
Lower Manhattan, Location TBD
6 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Join Planned Parenthood of New York City to rally against the domestic gag rule, under which doctors, nurses, hospitals, and community health centers across the United States could no longer provide abortion or refer their patients for safe, legal abortion if they want to continue to receive Title X funding. Keep an eye on the Facebook event page for an announcement about the location.

Friday, May 25, 2018
Text RESIST to 50409

Use Resistbot to speak your mind to your senators, members of congress and governor. Simply text RESIST to 50409 and the bot will walk you through the process of expressing whatever is on your mind to your elected representatives. It's so easy you can do it over coffee, during lunch, on the train, or while walking the dog. After you do it, share the service with five people you know via email or on Facebook -- too many people don't yet know about this excellent, free service.

-- Newsletter #63, written by Wendy Brandes, Indivisible UES exec committee member

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 May 14, 2018

Monday, May 14, 2018
Four Freedoms Democratic Club Endorsement Meeting
Church of the Holy Trinity (Draesel Hall)
316 E 88th St.
7 p.m. - 9 p.m.

The club will be endorsing candidates for Civil Court, State Committee, Judicial Delegate, and Alternate Judicial Delegate. Only members may participate in the endorsement, but anyone may attend in order to learn more about the candidates.

Tuesday, May 15, 2018
Make Arrangements to Canvass for Liuba in New York's District 2
At last week's meeting, New York State Senator Liz Krueger and Assemblymember Dan Quart spoke about the effectiveness of face-to-face meetings with voters via canvassing. Indivisible UES members have an opportunity to canvass on behalf of Liuba Grechen Shirley, who is running in the Democratic primary in New York's District 2 for U.S. Representative. The winner of the primary will be running against Republican Peter King. Help turn the House blue, and send an email to inquire about joining the canvassing taking place this weekend.

Wednesday, May 16, 2018
Impeach Pruitt Day of Action NYC

Outside Sen. Chuck Schumer's  and Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand's Offices
780 Third Ave., between 48th and 49th Sts.
12 p.m. - 1 p.m.

Activist groups Friends of the Earth U.S., Food and Water Watch NY, Rise and Resist invite you to join them for a petition delivery to Senators Schumer and Gillibrand. This is part of a national action on the day of EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt's Congressional hearing with the Senate. Over 230,000 petition signatures will be delivered to Congressional offices across the county. Join the group to make it clear that you will not stand for a corrupt, anti-science career politician to be leading the Environmental Protection Agency.

Thursday, May 17, 2018
Rise and Resist Impeach Protest: Columbus Circle
Trump International Hotel & Tower New York
One Central Park West
5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m
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Rise and Resist continues the fight against the normalization of an incompetent, dangerous president with a protest outside Trump International Hotel & Tower at Columbus Circle. Several members of the House have already introduced articles of impeachment. We don't have to wait for Mueller to lay down the law. Rise and Resist will be bringing signs, chants, and energy. Join them!

Friday, May 18, 2018
Update Your Calendar for Next Week
On Tuesday, May 22, Four Freedoms Democratic Club will be holding a happy hour, during which you can chat with fellow progressives AND find out how to get involved in upcoming congressional races. Have a drink, get inspired, and get ready to take action. If you want to see a Blue Wave, you need to be a part of it!

Sunday, May 20, 2018
Indivisible Brunch with NY-12 Candidates Carolyn Maloney & Suraj Patel
Thoughtworks
99 Madison Ave., 15th floor.
9:30 a.m. - 11 a.m.

Join Empire State Indivisible and Indivisible Brooklyn for a discussion with candidates for U.S. Congress Carolyn Maloney and Suraj Patel. Hear about their visions for key issues and priorities for the constituents of New York's 12th Congressional District (Manhattan, Queens, Brooklyn). A brief Q&A will follow, moderated by Laura Nahmias of POLITICO NY.Light brunch and coffee will be served.  Please RSVP here.

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.

-- Newsletter #62, written by Wendy Brandes, Indivisible UES exec committee member

Actions for Week of May 7, 2018

SPECIAL NOTE

State Senator Liz Krueger and State Assemblymember Dan Quart will be guest speakers at our monthly meeting on Thursday, May 10. To accommodate the program, we will be starting at 7 p.m., 30 minutes earlier than usual.  CLICK TO RSVP ON FACEBOOK.

 

Monday, May 7, 2018
Call to Block Gina Haspel
Gina Haspel’s confirmation hearing for CIA Director is this Wednesday, May 9, and Indivisibles need to sound the alarm. Indivisible's national team has a webpage that will help you call our senators and tell them that their constituents deem Haspel unfit. The page includes background on Haspel, a call script, and an online tool to help you make the call. You can also call our senators directly.



Tuesday, May 8, 2018
Four Freedoms Club Endorsement Vote for Governor
Draesel Hall at Church of the Holy Trinity
316 E. 88th St.
7 p.m. - 9 p.m.

RSVP here.

The Four Freedoms Democratic Club will be voting on its endorsements for the Democratic primary for governor, lieutenant governor, state senator, and state assemblymember. Speakers at the meeting will include Council Member Ben Kallos, representing Governor Andrew Cuomo; and Brooklyn NAACP President L. Joy Williams, a senior advisor to Cynthia Nixon's campaign. You may attend the meeting even if you aren't a member of the club, but only club members can vote on endorsements.


Wednesday, May 9, 2018
Help Us Advertise!
Our monthly meeting is tomorrow. Help us advertise by emailing this flier to your neighbors. You can also  print it and hand it out or hang it up in a common area. Local businesses have been very agreeable about hanging up signs. Offer a sign to a store or restaurant near you!


Thursday, May 10, 2018
INDIVISIBLE UES MONTHLY MEETING
Unitarian Church of All Souls
80th and Lex, Basement
7 p.m. - 9 p.m.

RSVP here.
Our monthly meeting starts 30 minutes earlier than usual in order to accommodate our guest speakers, State Senator Liz Krueger and State Assemblymember Dan Quart. Please allow yourself time to sign in and be seated by 7 p.m. There will be Q&A after the speakers; we kindly request that you allow the guests to speak without interruption.


Friday, May 11, 2018
Fund Freedom for Mother's Day
This is the last day to contribute to Vocal-NY's Black Mama Bail Out Day before Mother's Day on Sunday.

News organizations have spent years covering the way the cash bail system punishes poor people, while leaving the rich unscathed. If you're unfamiliar with this issue, read the story of Kalief Browder -- a black teenager whose family couldn't afford the $3,000 bail when he was accused of stealing a backpack and its contents. He refused to plead guilty to a crime he didn't commit and spent three years without a trial in Rikers -- during which time he was physically abused by officers and inmates, and spent about two years in solitary confinement. He was never convicted of a crime.

After his release, he took his own life.

Related reading includes:



-- -- Newsletter #61, written by Wendy Brandes, executive committee member, Indivisible UES

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 April 30, 2018

Monday, April 30, 2018
The Sanctuary Symposium

Hebrew Tabernacle Synagogue
551 Fort Washington Avenue
6:30 p.m. - 9 p.m.

An evening of discussion about the experience of immigrants and undocumented New Yorkers and the impact of ICE. Note: Amanda Morales, an undocumented mother of three, has been taking sanctuary at a local church for the last eight months, supported by the community.


Tuesday, May 1, 2018
4 Women in a Room: A Conversation About Women in NYS Government
Great Hall at Cooper Union
7 E. 7th St.
6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

In New York, women have been excluded from the highest levels of state government. To shed light on what goes on in Albany are four speakers: Stephanie Miner, former mayor of Syracuse; Zephyr Teachout, associate professor of law at Fordham University School of Law,; Melissa Mark-Viverito, senior advisor of the Latino Victory Fund and former speaker of the NYC Council; and L. Joy Williams, political strategist, president of the Brooklyn NAACP, and creator and host of Sunday Civics.


Wednesday, May 2, 2018
Use Resistbot -- and Share With 5 People!
Text RESIST to 50409 to contact your senators, representative, and/or governor about ANYTHING that's on your mind today. The free bot will walk you through the process in a matter of minutes. After you send your messages, share the joys of Resistbot with at least five people you know, anywhere in the country. Resistbot is available nationwide.


Thursday, May 3, 2018
Call to Keep Trump From Pardoning His Cronies
New York State Senator Todd Kaminsky and Assemblymember Joseph Lentol have introduced legislation to ensure that individuals pardoned by Trump who have committed crimes in violation of New York State law could be held accountable, even after a presidential pardon for federal crimes. Passing this bill will send an important signal that President Trump is not above the law. Here's how to do it.

  1. Find your Assemblymember.
  2. Find your Senator.
  3. Use this script.
  4. Let the rest of us know what kind of response you got



Friday, May 4, 2018
Help Publicize Our Monthly Meeting
Download and print the poster for our Thursday, May 10, meeting, and hang it in your laundry room/mail room/lobby, or bring it to a local store or restaurant and ask them to hang it up. (Store owners have been very cooperative so far!) Our guest speakers are State Senator Liz Krueger and State Assemblymember Dan Quart. Please note that this meeting starts at 7 p.m. -- half an hour earlier than usual.


-- Newsletter #60, written by Wendy Brandes, executive committee member, Indivisible UES

Actions for Week of April 23, 2018

REMINDER
Activist groups are prepared for rapid-response protests if Trump tries to fire Special Counsel Robert Mueller. In order to stay informed, click here to RSVP with the Manhattan organizers.
 

FOR YOUR CALENDAR
State Senator Liz Krueger and State Assembly Member Dan Quart will be guest speakers at our monthly meeting on Thursday, May 10. To accommodate the program, we will be starting at 7 p.m., 30 minutes earlier than usual. Click here to download a poster to advertise the event to your neighbors and colleagues.

 

Monday, April 23, 2018
Gun Violence Is a Woman's Issue
Greenwich House Music School
46 Barrow St., Near 7th Ave. South and Jones St.
Starts at 7 p.m.
RSVP here.

Downtown Women for Change is hosting a panel addressing gun violence as a women's issue. Speakers are City Councilmember Carlina Rivera, Jacqueline Bediako, Sarah Friedmann, and Yolanda McNair. Learn more about them here.


Tuesday, April 24, 2018
Tell Cuomo: No Fracking, No Fossil Fuels
St. Regis New York Hotel
2 E. 55th St.
6 p.m. - 7 p.m.

Governor Cuomo is holding a fundraiser and activists will be picketing outside, calling on Cuomo to move New York off fossil fuels by stopping fracking infrastructure and shifting to 100% renewable energy. This action follows a environmental rally in Albany on Monday.


Wednesday, April 25, 2018
Hear From Anti-Authoritarian Writers Sarah Kendzior and Amy Siskind
Housing Works Bookstore Cafe
126 Crosby St.
7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

RSVP here.
Join journalist and scholar Sarah Kendzior and activist Amy Siskind for a discussion about their new books, The View from Flyover Country and THE LIST: A Week-by- Week Reckoning of Trump’s First Year. This event is free but an RSVP is required to guarantee entry.


Thursday, April 26, 2018
Allyship Training
Judson Memorial Church
55 Washington Square South
6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

RSVP here.

From the Facebook page: "Join allies of Make the Road NY to learn more about ways to combat power and privilege, which enable some of us to step into leadership more easily than others."


Friday, April 27, 2018
Use Resistbot -- and Share With 5 People!
Text RESIST to 50409 to easily contact your senators, representative, and/or governor about whatever is most on your mind today. The free bot will walk you through the process in a matter of minutes. After you send your messages, share the joys of Resistbot with at least five people you know. They can be anywhere in the country. Resistbot can even help them get a letter to the editor published in their local newspaper.  Try it ... you'll like it!


Saturday, April 28, 2018
Indivisible Brooklyn Guest Speaker: Cynthia Nixon
2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
RSVP here.
Indivisible Brooklyn will be hosting Cynthia Nixon, candidate for the Democratic nomination for governor of New York, as the guest speaker at the group's meeting.  Location is still being determined based on the number of attendees.


Sunday, April 29, 2018
Join a Blue Wave Rally

Various locations and times
Click for more information

In order to pass progressive legislation in New York, including a much-needed update to state abortion laws, we must vote out the Independent Democratic Conference -- the eight state senators who run as Democrats but vote with Republicans. Recently, recognizing strong opposition against its members, the IDC claimed it was disbanding, but the group has made this promise before and reneged. These Democrats-in-name-only can't be trusted; real change will come only from voting them out on September 13. Rallies for IDC opponents have been organized by Rise and Resist on behalf of the True Blue Grassroots Coalition. Join one to show your support.


-- Newsletter #59, written by Wendy Brandes, executive committee member, Indivisible UES

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 April 16, 2018

Note: Activist groups are prepared for rapid-response protests if Trump tries to fire Special Counsel Robert Mueller. In order to stay informed, click here to RSVP with the Manhattan organizers.

Sunday, April 15, 2018
Spring Action 2018: Rally and March Against Wars at Home & Abroad
Herald Square
34th St and 6th Ave.
2 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Rally at Herald Square and march to Trump Tower. This is the NY region mobilization called as part of "spring actions" throughout the country.  From the Facebook page: "With the recent escalation by the Trump administration of the wars in Afghanistan and Syria and threats to North Korea and Venezuela; huge increases in military spending and the threats of nuclear war; as well as increasing attacks on the rights of workers and communities of color and the dangerous growth of white supremacist forces, the time is now to return to the street to make our voices heard."


Monday, April 16, 2018
Sign Up to Go to Albany Next Monday
If you're free next Monday, April 23, consider taking a bus ride to Albany with fellow activists to demand three bold actions to fight climate change:

  • Stop all fracking infrastructure projects
  • Move to 100% renewable energy
  • Make corporate polluters pay

Register here to get transportation information.


Tuesday, April 17, 2018
People's Tax Day Action Festival
Foley Square
111 Worth Street, between Lafayette and Broadway
5 p.m. - 7 p.m.

Life-size Monopoly! Street theater! Puppets! Great selfie opportunities! This People's Tax Day Action Festival is the culmination of Tax March's tour across the country to repeal the Trump Tax Scam. We'll be engaging in fun and creative activities to draw attention to the human cost of the tax cuts for the rich passed by Trump and the GOP as well as organizing in flippable red districts to turn Congress from Red to Blue. Come and connect with groups that are focusing on canvassing, door knocking, voter registration, phone banking, letter writing, and texting in these flippable so-called purple districts.


Wednesday, April 18, 2018 -- YOUR CHOICE OF TWO ACTIONS
1) Rise and Resist Postcard Party

209 E. 56th St., Apt. 6B
7 p.m. - 9 p.m.

Join Rise and Resist and partner with Postcards to Voters to help turn 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.

2) Learn #Activism With Gun Reformer Ria Browne
Flatiron District (address to be provided after RSVP)
7 p.m. - 8:15 p.m.

From the organizers: "Sister District NY12-13-14 uses social media to mobilize volunteers and donors for viable candidates in key state races around the nation. As we gear up for our 2018 campaigns, we're gathering to talk about our work and host a master. Ria Browne orchestrated the #safetyinnumbers campaign that ballooned Everytown for Gun Safety's membership in days. We'll talk a bit about our past success and future plans, then dig in to Ria's lessons."


Thursday, April 19, 2018
New Sanctuary Coalition Accompaniment Training
Seafarers International House
123 East 15 St., betwen Irving Place & 3rd Ave.
7:30 p.m. - 9 p.m.

The Immigration Accompaniment Program helps support families who are going through the immigration process. It is for those immigrants who have already been identified by ICE for possible deportation and have to appear in Immigration Court or to check in with ICE.


Friday, April 20, 2018
Use Resistbot -- and Share With 5 People!
Text RESIST to 50409 to easily contact your senators, representative, and/or governor about whatever is most on your mind today. The free bot will walk you through the process in a matter of minutes. After you send your messages, share the joys of Resistbot with at least five people you know. They can be anywhere in the country. Resistbot can even help them get a letter to the editor published in their local newspaper. The letter from Terri Cribb about Syria in the Indy Star was sent by the Indiana-based sister of one of our members via Resistbot.

-- Newsletter #58, written by Wendy Brandes, executive committee member, Indivisible UES

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 April 9, 2018

Note: There is an event with New York State's attorney general, Eric Schneiderman, on Wednesday.  You are invited to submit questions for Schneiderman via takingontrump2018@gmail.com. Deadline for questions is Tuesday morning.

Monday, April 9, 2018
Tell Our Senators: Reject Mike Pompeo

Mike Pompeo's confirmation hearing for Secretary of State is scheduled for 10 a.m. on Thursday. Use Indivisible's call script to tell our senators to vote "No."

Send the same message to them electronically by texting RESIST to 50409 and following the Resistbot instructions.

Tuesday, April 10, 2018 -- TWO EVENTS

1) NYC Equal Pay Day Rally
Steps of City Hall
12 p.m. - 1 p.m.

Join the PowHer New York Network and partners for the 12th Annual NYC Equal Pay Day Rally! Stand on the steps of NYC City Hall with NYS and NYC officials, community leaders, workers and activists on April 10, 2018. Wear Red because women are still in the "red."


2) Voting Rights and Gerrymandering in North Carolina
NYU Law
Smart Classroom 220, Vanderbilt Hall
40 Washington Square South
6 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Join the American Constitution Society (ACS-NYU) for a conversation with Irv Joyner, professor at NC Central University Law School and counsel for the NC NAACP, and Dave Daley, author of Ratf*cked: Why Your Vote Doesn't Count. Light refreshments will be served. Contact: Samantha Osaki.

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Taking on Trump
15th St. Meetinghouse
15 Rutherford Place
between E. 15th St. and E. 16th St., near 2nd & 3rd Aves
6 p.m.

Join Attorney General Eric Schneiderman and local grassroots groups as they discuss taking on the Trump agenda, from the courts to the streets, and what you can do to be a part of it. RSVP: TakingonTrump2018@gmail.com

Thursday, April 12, 2018
Indivisible Upper East Side April Meeting
Unitarian Church of All Souls
80th and Lex
Basement Gallery
7:30 p.m. - 9 p.m.

All are welcome to attend our monthly meeting, whether you live on the Upper East Side, elsewhere in Manhattan, or are just passing through.

Friday, April 13, 2018
Give Them a Piece of Your Mind

Text RESIST to 50409 to use Resistbot to contact our senators, representative, and/or governor about whatever issue is most on your mind today. Resistbot is fun and easy to use, and you can get a message out in a matter of minutes. Resistbot is a free service; consider making a donation so it can keep up the good work.

-- Newsletter #57, written by Wendy Brandes, executive committee member, Indivisible UES

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 April 2, 2018

Monday, April 2, 2018
Sign Up to Canvass for Shelley Mayer

Indivisible Upper East Side is joining local Democratic clubs to canvass in Westchester on Sunday, April 8. We'll be knocking on doors for State Senate candidate Shelley Mayer. Keeping this seat blue is vital for regaining Democratic control of the State Senate. RSVP here.

Tuesday, April 3, 2018
Contact Cuomo About Early Voting

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and top lawmakers struck a deal on a $168 billion state budget in the middle of the night on Friday. The State Senate's final budget failed to include funding for early voting, even though both Cuomo and the Assembly included that money in their proposed budgets. Thirty-seven other states already allow early voting, and those states see better voter turnout than New York does. The majority of New Yorkers support early voting; the only people who do not are the politicians who benefit from suppressing the vote. Use Resistbot to contact Cuomo and tell him that you're disappointed. Text RESIST to 50409 and the bot will walk you through the rest.

Wednesday, April 4, 2018
Vigil for Stephon Clark
Union Square South
6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

On the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.'s assassination, Justice League New York and other organizations will hold a vigil to honor King, Stephon Clark, and other victims of gun assassinations.

Thursday, April 5, 2018
Weekly Impeachment Protest, Russian Style
Trump International Hotel
Columbus Circle
5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Join Rise and Resist's weekly impeachment protest, featuring very special guests: Vladimir Putin and his Russian Bots.

Friday, April 6, 2018
Update Your Calendar


Sunday, April 8, 2018
Canvass for Shelley Mayer
Meeting in Grand Central at 10:30 a.m.
Returning 5:30 p.m.

Indivisible Upper East Side is joining local Democratic clubs to canvass in Westchester on Sunday, April 8. We'll be knocking on doors for State Senate candidate Shelley Mayer. Keeping this seat blue is vital for regaining Democratic control of the State Senate.


-- Newsletter #56, written by Wendy Brandes, executive committee member, Indivisible UES

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 March 26, 2018

Monday, March 26, 2018
Share Your March for Our Lives Photos on Facebook
Thanks to all of you who attended Saturday's March for Our Lives! You are invited to add your pictures to the photo album on Facebook.

Tuesday, March 27, 2018
Call Governor Cuomo; Demand Early Voting
The New York State budget is scheduled to be finalized this Thursday, and we need to be sure it includes funds for early voting, as Governor Cuomo promised. Thirty-seven other states have early voting and New York does not, which is one of the reasons we have among the lowest voter turnout in the nation. Use Let NY Vote's online tool to place your call. Script: "I'm calling from New York's Upper East Side, zip code 10028, to ask the governor to only approve a budget that includes funds for early voting. No budget without early voting."

Too shy or busy to call? Text RESIST to 50409 and use Resistbot to send the same message via fax any time of the day or night.

Wednesday, March 28, 2018
Justice for #StephonClark
10 Columbus Circle
7 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

Hosted by NYC Shut It Down and three other organizations, this rally will demand justice for Stephon Clark, the 22-year-old black man and father of two who was fatally shot by Sacramento Police officers on March 18 in his own backyard. They claimed they thought he had a gun -- instead, he was holding a cell phone.


Thursday, March 29, 2018
Weekly Impeach Protest: Stop 45's Racist Attacks on Immigrants
Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House
1 Bowling Green
5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Join Rise and Resist's weekly protest. The location of the U.S. Custom House -- which houses the National Museum of the American Indian -- is in recognition of the fact that most Americans are immigrants or descended from immigrants. Opening remarks will be by Native American playwright William S. Yellow Robe, Jr.

Friday, March 30, 2018
Keep Your Eye on What Went Right, and Keep the Good Things Going
Bookmark What Went Right so you keep up with the positive changes created by your activism. And if you missed the story about the record number of black women running for elected office in Alabama, read it here. As NBC News reported, these candidates are motivated by Democrat Doug Jones's Senate win, the #MeToo movement, opposition to Trump, and a desire to carry on Obama's legacy. Never doubt that your visibility at protests and meetings is creating change! To keep the momentum going, join Postcards to Voters and become one of the people sending friendly, handwritten reminders to targeted voters in order to give Democrats a winning edge in close, key races across the nation.


-- Newsletter #55, written by Wendy Brandes, executive committee member, Indivisible UES

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 March 19, 2018

Note about Robert Mueller: Activist groups throughout New York City -- and the country -- have long had rapid-response teams in place to organize demonstrations if Trump fires Special Counsel Robert Mueller. The executive committee of Indivisible Upper East Side has been following these conversations since last June.  If Mueller is fired, Indivisible UES will send out an urgent email blast ASAP. We also expect substantial local news coverage of any protest actions as well as social-media sharing; as a result, you will not necessarily have to wait for an alert from any specific activist group to find out where and when demonstrations are happening. **WE DO ENCOURAGE YOU TO RSVP WITH MoveOn TO HELP GIVE ORGANIZERS A SENSE OF POTENTIAL CROWD SIZE.**

Monday, March 19, 2018
Anti-IDC Candidate Jessica Ramos at Lenox Hill Democratic Club
The Church of The Holy Trinity
316 E. 88th St.
7 p.m. - 10 p.m.

The Lenox Hill Democratic Club is holding a Women's History Month event to celebrate "unsung heroes." Speakers include Jessica Ramos, who is running for state senator for District 13 against incumbent and Independent Democratic Conference member Jose Peralta. As discussed in our meetings and this newsletter, the IDC is a group of eight state senators who run as Democrats but vote with Republicans, repeatedly quashing progressive legislation that would protect New Yorkers from rollbacks of federal laws. If you're interested in joining the fight against the IDC, this is your opportunity to hear from one of the real Democratic candidates. For more information about the IDC in general, see No IDC NY's website.


Tuesday, March 20, 2018
Finalize Your Plans for the March for Our Lives
The March for Our Lives protest against gun violence takes place Saturday, March 24, in D.C., New York City, and sister cities around the nation.

  • For the D.C. march: While Indivisible UES doesn't have enough D.C.-bound participants to organize a bus of our own, you can use Rally Bus to view other round-trip bus options. Please be aware that all buses are leaving very early in the morning. Two options as of this writing are:
    • Leaving from 31st and 8th at 4:56 a.m., $90 round-trip.
    • Leaving from 31st and 8th at 4:50 a.m., $95 round-trip.
  • For the NYC march:  Indivisible UES members will meet on 86th and 2nd at 9:45 a.m on Saturday, March 24.  For more information, see Saturday's listing below.



Wednesday, March 21, 2018
Print/Make Your March for Our Lives Signs
Activist Jake Rowland is kindly sharing free sign designs. Click here to view and print. Feel free to make your own signs as well; there are some good ideas here. If you have any printable sign designs you'd like to share with other members, send them to info@indivisible-ues.org by end-of-business tomorrow, March 22.


Thursday, March 22, 2018
Derailing the Trump Agenda
The New York Society for Ethical Culture
2 W. 64th St.
6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

“Derailing the Trump Agenda: Protecting our Rights, Health, Environment and Democracy"  -- a panel hosted by Women's Justice NOW and the New York Society for Ethical Culture -- will feature civil rights leaders and advocates discussing how we can proactively defend our rights and our democracy before it’s too late. RSVP required.


Friday, March 23, 2018
Text RESIST to 50409, Then Spread the Word
Use the free Resistbot service to contact your local officials about whatever is on your mind today. Text RESIST to 50409 and the bot will walk you through the rest. It will take you about two minutes. After you've sent your messages, share Resistbot with five friends via Facebook, email, or Twitter. Resistbot is available nationwide, 24/7, and it is fun and easy to use. You should be using it at least three times a week. Put it on your calendar!


Saturday, March 24, 2018
March for Our Lives - NYC
9:45 a.m. (meet-up) - 5 p.m.

The official march entrance is at Central Park West and 72nd St., with attendees encouraged to begin arriving at 10 a.m. The NYPD will push the entrance north as necessary for crowd size.

What you should bring: Weather-appropriate clothing, signs (no metal or wood allowed), phone and charger, snacks, water, the desire to create change, and patience.  As is typical for large demonstrations, "the procession will be slow-moving and difficult to exit," as Thrillist put it.  Should you have concerns about the crowd size, pace of march, length of rally, speakers, route, time spent standing, NYPD crowd control, or any other issues, please direct those towards the event organizers or the police commissioner, whichever is appropriate. The executive committee of Indivisible UES was not involved in the planning of this event and cannot answer questions or field complaints on behalf of the organizers and/or New York City. For ways of showing your support without marching, see Thrillist for ideas.


-- Newsletter #54, written by Wendy Brandes, executive committee member, Indivisible UES

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.