Actions for Week of October 1, 2018


Right Now: Pick a Bus - TWO OPTIONS
(1) Sign Up to Protest Kavanaugh in DC During the Week

CPD-Action, Housing Works, and other activist groups are working together to get people to D.C. to protest Kavanaugh. There will be actions Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, with a major civil-disobedience action scheduled for Thursday.  Buses to Washington will be running and you can also get help with lodging. Sign up here to indicate your interest and availability, and get information about travel and housing.

(2) Sign Up to Canvass for Antonio Delgado on Saturday
Antonio Delgado is the Democrat running for congress against incumbent John Faso in New York District 19. Sign up for the bus for a canvassing trip on Saturday, October 6. There are 11 remaining seats as of September 30.

*** ALL WEEK ***
Set a goal of using Resistbot DAILY to tell our senators that Brett Kavanaugh is unacceptable as a Supreme Court justice.  Resistbot will help you place an actual phone call or you can send a message electronically at any time of the day or night. To get started, text the word RESIST to 50409. Share your messages on our Facebook page to inspire other members!

Monday, October 1, 2018 - TWO ACTIONS
(1) No Business With ICE

The Rink at Rockefeller Center
19 W. 49th St.
5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Movimiento Cosecha has organized a national day of action during which activists will target ICE's pillars of support across the country -- from banks to tech companies to private prisons -- and shut them down. In NYC, the group will march on a major corporation that directly provides critical support to ICE and its deportation machine. Meet by the side of The Rink at Rockefeller Center (Rockefeller Plaza between 49th & 50th St, in front of J. Crew). From there the group will march to the nearby corporation.

(2) Phone Bank Webinar With Indivisible to Save the Supreme Court
8 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Indivisible National is organizing phone banking to block Kavanaugh's Supreme Court nomination.  While calling senators of other states is NOT recommended, it IS possible to call their constituents and encourage them to speak out. If you're already comfortable phone banking, you can sign up for a time here. (Monday's target is Jeff Flake of Arizona.) If you need training, Indivisible is holding a webinar at 8 p.m. -- sign-up for that is at the bottom of the page.

Tuesday, October 2, 2018
Take Back the House - Final Month Grassroots Rally
Stout NYC
133 W. 33rd St., between 6th and 7th Aves.
6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Progressive Victory, Indivisible UES, and a host of other local activist groups invite you to a blowout bash to kick off the final month ahead of the midterms! Representatives from nearby flippable districts will speak about their candidacies and campaigns. Experts will explain the importance of New York’s role in the broader plan to take back the House. Sign up on-the-spot for upcoming canvasses and phone banks. Get your free ticket here.

Wednesday, October 3, 2018
Meet and Phone Bank for Jeremy Clooney
Greenwich Village location given after RSVP
6 p.m. - 9 p.m.

From the organizers: "Jeremy Cooney is running for a very flippable NY State Senate seat in Rochester, NY, 56th District. Elected democrats have been blocking progressive legislation in the NY State Senate by aligning themselves with republicans. 6 out of 8 IDC State Senators were just defeated in the primaries! But, our work is not done yet. Come help a TRUE DEMOCRAT win and protect the rights of ALL New Yorkers!" Please bring laptops/tablets, headphones and charger.

Thursday, October 4, 2018
Phone Bank for Antonio Delgado
Stella & Fly
1705 1st Ave., between 88th and 89th Sts.
Downstairs level
6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Join Four Freedoms Democratic Club to phone bank for Antonio Delgado, who is running against incumbent John Faso in New York's 19th congressional district. This is an excellent first-time candidate in a tight race! Help get out the vote for him. Remember to bring a cell phone and a lap top or tablet.

Friday, October 5, 2018
Chip In for the Mass Bail Out

As the New York Times reported in 2015, "Every year, thousands of innocent people are sent to jail only because they can’t afford to post bail, putting them at risk of losing their jobs, custody of their children — even their lives."  Last year, the Huffington Post reported that this level of incarceration -- for people accused but not convicted of misdemeanors and nonviolent felonies -- costs the city over $100 million annually. There are now 8,500 people locked up in Rikers because they can't afford bail. The Mass Bail Out project, which launched this Monday, aims to pay bail to release hundreds of women and children from Rikers.

Saturday, October 6, 2018
Update Your Calendar for Next Week

  • Our monthly meeting is on Thursday, October 11, from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m., at the Unitarian Church of All Souls on 80th and Lex. Our guest speakers will be New York City council member Ben Kallos and city comptroller Scott Stringer.

- Weekly newsletter #82 written by Wendy Brandes, executive committee, Indivisible Upper East Side

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.