Actions for Week of Jan. 8, 2018


Monday, Jan. 8, 2018
Explore Indivisible Guide's Indivisible 435 Website
Prep for this year's crucial midterm elections by diving into this website. It's named for the 435 Congressional districts in the country. Indivisible Guide reports that there are at least two Indivisible groups in every district -- proof of the nationwide appeal of the progressive movement. The website says, "Every year, campaigns make the choice to write off whole swaths of the country as unwinnable. We’re here to say that’s no longer acceptable."

Indivisible 435 includes an Electoral Politics 101 guide; a Voter Registration Guide; an Endorsements Guide; and a Voting Rights and Voter Suppression toolbox.

Click HERE for the full Indivisible 435 website, and please share the link via social media and email.

Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018
Zephyr Teachout Speaks on IDC
Church of the Village
201 W. 13th St.
7 p.m. - 9 p.m.

Zephyr Teachout -- law professor, political activist, and onetime Democratic challenger to Governor Andrew Cuomo -- will join activist group Rise and Resist's weekly meeting to speak about the Independent Democratic Conference in the New York State Senate.

Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018
Voting Reform Initiative Monthly Meeting
4 W. 43rd Street, Suite 615
6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Hosted by the League of Women Voters of the City of New York, the Voting Reform Initiative advocates for vital electoral reforms in New York State, including early voting and automatic voter registration. This month's meeting will include a review of early voting flyering and tabling efforts, as well as planning for upcoming League lobbying of New York State legislators in both Albany and New York City. If you can't make the meeting but want to be added to the email list, contact Bella at

Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018 - TWO EVENTS
1. Solidarity Vigil Against Deportation
Meet at Foley Square
111 Worth St.
9 a.m. - 12 p.m

The Northern Manhattan Coalition for Immigrant Rights and other groups are holding a vigil at 26 Federal Plaza, where, every day, "dozens of New Yorkers facing deportation" must check in with ICE officers. New Sanctuary Coalition, which is participating, reports that one of its founders was arrested last week without warning and taken to a detention cell in Florida. The group's leader, Ravi Ragbir, will be making a mandatory check-in on this day, and coalition members will be there to show their support.

2. Indivisible UES Monthly Meeting
Unitarian Church of All Souls
Basement Gallery
80th and Lex
7:30 p.m. - 9 p.m.

All are welcome at Indivisible Upper East Side's monthly meeting. New York City Council Member Ben Kallos will be a guest speaker, followed by Jim Casteleiro of No IDC NY.

Friday, Jan. 12, 2018
Update Your Calender
Reminder:  On SATURDAY, JANUARY 20, the 2018 Women’s March on NYC will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Columbus Circle.  The event is hosted by the nonprofit Women's March Alliance, which is independent of the Women's March organization that ran last year's march on D.C. There will be after-march events throughout the city; we will have more information on those this week.

Whether or not you can participate personally, please consider donating to help cover expenses such as volunteer training, permits and insurance, stage and sound equipment, and other materials needed to make the march safe and successful.

Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018
Refuse Fascism "National Tour"

The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center
208 W. 13th St.
2 p.m. - 6 p.m.

Refuse Fascism is holding meetings across the country as part of a national tour of activists. The Facebook page for the New York event says, "This meeting is your chance to hear a presentation and engage in discussion with national representatives of the organization working to stop Trump and Pence."

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.