Actions for Week of October 2

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

Fighting against racial injustice on the local level. Issues include housing/gentrification, broken-windows policing, Rikers Island/mass incarceration, public education/charter schools,and immigration. To register, text M4RJNYC to 66866. Full program for the event is here.

Monday, October 2 - TWO ACTIONS
1. Call Our Senators About Aid to Puerto Rico
New York senators Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand have already spoken out about the Trump regime's belated and insufficient aid to Puerto Rico. Call the senators anyway with personal stories -- whether about family or friends in Puerto Rico now, or past experiences waiting for post-storm government aid (including after Superstorm Sandy). Here is a good example of how our members of Congress can utilize constituent stories in their fight for action.

2. Learn About Trump's Tax Scam on Facebook Live
Starts at 8:30 p.m.

Indivisible Guide will be on Facebook Live, discussing the latest details of Trump’s Tax Scam and how you can stop this bill just like you stopped TrumpCare.

Tuesday, October 3
Four Freedoms Democratic Club Meeting
Church of the Holy Trinity
316 E 88th St., between 1st and 2nd Aves.
7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m

The Four Freedoms Democratic Club will discuss last month's primary results and hear from recently elected city council member Keith Powers.

Wednesday, October 4
Donate to Help Puerto Rico

If you have not yet donated money to the aid efforts in Puerto Rico, or you wish to donate more, Consumer Reports has a list of charities working directly in Puerto Rico. If you want to donate necessities personally:

  • Music-streaming company Tidal is working in partnership with the Empire State Relief and Recovery Effort to fill a cargo plane by Thursday. Drop-off point is at Jacob Javits Center on 34th and 11th. Bring batteries, flashlights, portable lanterns, diapers, baby wipes, cases of water and/or feminine hygiene products ONLY.
  • On the Upper East Side, you can bring diapers, ready-to-feed baby food, batteries, first-aid supplies and/or feminine hygiene products ONLY to the city's drop-off point at Engine 91 (East Harlem) at 242 East 111th St. (between 2nd and 3rd Aves.)
  • If you wish to donate food, you can bring meal replacement shakes and bars -- as well as canned (pop-top ONLY) or pouches of tuna, beans and soups, peanut butter, fruit cups, applesauce, pudding, saltine crackers -- to City Harvest on the 5th floor of 6 East 32nd St.

Limit yourself to items requested by each organization. They will not accept perishable or used items, or anything that requires electricity or a water source.

Thursday, October 5 - TWO ACTIONS
1. Get Ready for Next Week: Update Your Calendar Now

2. Asian American Dreamer Rally
Trump Tower
725 5th Ave.
5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Support Asian American DACA recipients who are being impacted by the dissolution of the DACA program under the Trump administration.

Saturday, October 7
Rally to Impeach Trump
Trump Tower
725 5th Ave.
12 p.m. -  3 p.m.

Protesting the Russian interference with the U.S. election. To better understand how Russia manipulates social media, read Adrian Chen's 2015 story for the New York Times.

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.