Actions for Week of July 17, 2017

Monday, July 17
Bystander Intervention Training
The New School University
63 5th Avenue
Lower Level L102
6 p.m. - 8 p.m. (arrive early)

NOW-NYC is sponsoring this workshop by Hollaback, which will provide training in what to do -- and what not to do -- if you witness an act of harassment. The event is free. RSVP here.

Indivisible Nationwide #KillTheBill TrumpCare Protest
780 3rd Ave., between 48th and 49th Sts.
5 p.m. - 6 p.m.

This is the first National Indivisible Day of Action. Indivisible chapters throughout the country are unifying for massive protests in front of Senators' state and D.C. offices in order to kill off TrumpCare once and for all. Indivisible UES will be joining numerous other local Indivisible groups in front of the building where Senators Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand have their offices.  It is important to show high turnout across the nation in order to drive home the point that this country does not want the GOP plan.  Bring friends, neighbors, and family members.

Wednesday, July 19
Learn About the New York State Senate
Duzer's Local
387 Van Duzer Street, Staten Island

7 p.m. - 9 p.m.

At last week's meeting, we discussed the dysfunctional New York State senate and how it has a very real impact on our lives. The eight members of the Independent Democratic Conference within the senate are Democrats in name only. Voting with the Republicans, they block progressive legislation passed by the state Assembly. Download our fact sheet from the link below

New York State Senator Michael Gianaris will speak at this event, which is co-sponsored by NY Indivisible, Sustainable Staten Island and Staten Island 4 Change. Travel time by car is approximately 40 minutes. For directions and other transit suggestions, click here.

Thursday, July 20
Support Governors' Climate Alliance

This spring, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo joined with California Governor Edmund G. Brown and Washington Governor Jay Inslee to announce the United States Climate Alliance, a coalition that will convene states committed to taking aggressive action on climate change. (Other states have since joined.) Next week, we will have a letter and phone script related to Indivisible UES's environmental concerns. Until then, you can pledge your support for the Climate Alliance by signing the petition here.

Friday, July 21
It Depends

If you participated in Tuesday's #KillTheBill healthcare protest, take the day off. If you didn't get involved, print out the fliers advertising Indivisible UES and distribute at least 10 to your neighbors/colleagues.

Saturday, July 22
NY Indivisible Day in the Park

Cedar Hill in Central Park
12 p.m. to 4 p.m.

NY Indivisible is organizing a pot-luck picnic in Central Park. If it's a nice day, why not enjoy some time outside?