Actions for Week of September 25

TODAY, Sunday, September 24
Submit Testimony for Monday's Healthcare-Bill Hearing
Fight the repeal of the Affordable Care Act by contributing your own testimony. Until tomorrow at 1 p.m., you can send your healthcare story to Planned Parenthood has more information about submission requirements here.

Other emails you can send:

  • Contact Senator Susan Collins of Maine and Senator Lisa Murkowski of Alaska and urge them to vote against healthcare repeal again. You may point out that although you are not one of their constituents, (a) their votes are going to directly impact your life and (b) this bill is even worse than the previous version that they voted against. Copy and paste your healthcare testimony into the contact forms.

Monday, September 25
Kill the Bill Protest
780 3rd Ave., between 48th and 49th Sts.
5 p.m. - 6 p.m.

Indivisible chapters across the country are participating in a National Day of Action to kill the Graham-Cassidy healthcare bill. A coalition of New York chapters will be outside the offices of Senators Schumer and Gillibrand. RSVP here, and print out a sign here.

In addition to or in lieu of attending the rally in person, you can:

Tuesday, September 26
Donate to Help Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico is in desperate need after Hurricane Maria devastated the island and knocked it off the power grid. If you haven't donated money already, you can use Charity Navigator to find four-star organizations that will use your donation wisely. You can also donate items -- diapers, baby food, batteries, first-aid supplies, and feminine hygiene products ONLY -- at these local drop-off points.

Wednesday, September 27
Go to D.C. With Planned Parenthood

Bus departs from 26 Bleecker St. at 10 a.m.
Rally outside the Capitol at 5 p.m.
Return to New York at 10:30 p.m.

The Graham-Cassidy bill will likely come to the Senate floor for a vote today. It is widely expected that if the Senate passes Graham-Cassidy, the House will find the votes to pass it quickly.  Planned Parenthood is offering bus rides to D.C. for an anti-TrumpCare rally. Sign up here.

Thursday, September 28
Sign Up to Register Voters
Generation Vote -- a collaboration of Rock the Vote and Common Cause -- has voter-registration volunteer opportunities. Sign up to get involved.

Sunday, October 1
March for Racial Justice NYC
Brooklyn Plaza at Jay Street
12:30 p.m. - 4 p.m.

The March for Racial Justice is a multi-community movement led by a coalition united in demands for racial equity and justice. Text M4RJNYC to 66866 to get updated march logistics and information.

Disclaimer: By choosing to attend any events listed herein, I acknowledge the risks involved and 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.