Monday, December 18
Understand Your Options in Case of Mueller Firing
If Trump fires special counsel Robert Mueller, there are groups in New York prepared for a rapid-response protest. One coalition of activist groups plans to start its action in Times Square and march to Union Square. (Please note that the Facebook event page has the date December 31 as a placeholder only. An event page can't be created without a date, so an arbitrary one was chosen.) To make sure you get immediate updates if Mueller is fired:
- RSVP on the Facebook event page.
- Text "follow nycmueller" to 40404.
- RSVP through MoveOn's page if you don't use Facebook.
If you have further questions, you can email the coalition at firstname.lastname@example.org.
UPDATED NOTE: New Yorkers have the right to engage in peaceful protest activity on public sidewalks, in public parks, and on public streets in New York City. As of Dec. 18, 2017, the organizers of the possible Mueller-related protest are planning to exercise that right by demonstrating without obtaining a police permit. To read more about your rights to demonstrate in NYC, review this New York Civil Liberties Union page. For more information on the ground rules of such an event, including participants' commitment to nonviolence, see MoveOn's terms as well as the disclaimer at the bottom of this newsletter.
Tuesday, December 19
Woman Up, Chuck! protest
9 Prospect Park West
6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Indivisible Nation BK is sponsoring this rally near Senator Chuck Schumer's home in Brooklyn. The group says, "Senator Schumer and Senate Democrats have a chance to make demands with the upcoming budget vote scheduled for Dec. 22. Join us for this "Woman Up, Chuck!" rally near his apartment building just off Grand Army Plaza in Park Slope, Brooklyn to send a clear message to Senator Schumer: Use your leverage to pass a clean #DREAMActnow."
Wednesday, December 20
Protest for #DREAMActnow Outside Morning Shows
Good Morning America: Times Square, 44th/Broadway
Today Show: 48th St between 5th/6th Ave.
Live audiences start gathering outside at 6 a.m. latest
The organizers say: "We need to show the country that NYC -- even with 2 Democratic Senators -- leads on Dream Act. To do so, we need press attention in the last days leading to Dec. 22, the deadline for a spending bill vote. Join dreamers and allies as they gather outside Good Morning America and the Today Show studio to demand a #DreamActNow." Sign up here.
Thursday, December 21
Rise and Resist's Weekly Impeach Protest
Meet at the globe at Columbus Circle
5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Rise and Resist says: "This week Santa Claus will join us at the Trump International Hotel, and we'll ask him for a clean Dream Act, the tax scam bill to be rejected, for Medicaid, Medicare, and Social Security to be protected, for the attacks on net neutrality to end, for our democracy, equality, and our civil liberties to be honored and defended, and for 45 to be IMPEACHED."
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.