Actions for Week of October 16

Monday, October 16
Help Plan Our Next Rally; Send a Letter

A coalition of nearly 20 New York-based Indivisible groups wants your opinion about the theme and location of our next large action. Take this survey to share your thoughts. Separately, you can download the template for a letter to Senator Chuck Schumer about healthcare and women's rights. The letter includes a space for you to share your personal healthcare story. (Copy and paste the text into a new document and personalize as you wish.)

Tuesday, October 17
Sanctuary Accompaniment Training
Society for the Advancement of Judaism (SAJ)
15 W. 86th St., by Central Park West
6 p.m. - 9 p.m.

Get training on how to accompany immigrants who have already been identified by ICE for possible deportation and have to appear in Immigration Court or to check-in with ICE.

Wednesday, October 18
Take a Bus to the "No Muslim Ban Ever" Rally in D.C.
6 a.m. - 8 p.m.
The latest iteration of the Muslim ban goes into effect today. Many activist groups are heading to Washington, D.C., to protest. As of Sunday night, the Muslim Community Network still had several seats available on its two buses. The trip is free but you must reserve in advance here. For other bus possibilities, explore the organizers' Facebook page.

Thursday, October 19
Serving Up Justice: Rally for Hospitality Workers & Immigrants
Rockefeller Center (47th St. and 6th Ave.)
3 p.m. - 7 p.m.

United Here! Local 100 is the union for food service and restaurant workers in the New York/New Jersey area. Over 50% of Unite Here! contracts expire in 2018. The contracts protect workers from being discriminated against because of their race, gender identity and sexual orientation. They also protect people from being abused or threatened regardless of their immigration status.

Friday, October 20
Learn About Terry Gipson
Terry Gipson is a former state senator and Democrat who is exploring a run for New York governor against Andrew Cuomo. He attended last week's Indivisible UES meeting and discussed, among other things, his goal of disbanding the IDC -- the group of eight state senators who run as Democrats but vote Republican, blocking progressive legislation from passing in New York State.


Follow Gipson on Twitter and Facebook to learn more.

Saturday, October 21
In Defense of Immigrants, a Benefit for UnLocal
Astor Center
399 Lafayette St.
12 p.m. - 4 p.m.

UnLocal provides legal services to immigrants, refugees and asylum seekers. Now celebrating its fifth anniversary, UnLocal is more essential than ever. This fundraiser includes live musical performance and "off-the-beaten path cuisine made by refugees.


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.