Actions for Week of November 19 - 25, 2018

Monday, November 19, 2018
Support John Barrow in Georgia
Democrat John Barrow will be in a Dec. 4 runoff election for secretary of state for Georgia, facing Republican State Representative Brad Raffensperger. The secretary of state job was previously held by Republican Brian Kemp, who successfully used the powers of the position to suppress Democratic votes while he ran for governor. If a Democrat succeeds Kemp, Georgia will be on its way to truly free and fair elections. 

Tuesday, November 20, 2018
Message Cuomo About the Amazon Deal
Last week, it was announced that Amazon would be getting big tax breaks to set up a headquarters in Long Island City. Two days later, New York City's deteriorating and underfunded transportation system ground to a halt during a winter storm.  Tell Governor Andrew Cuomo that we should be collecting revenue from companies like Amazon to invest in New York City services -- including, but not limited to the MTA -- instead of cutting deals and hoping for a trickle-down effect that will never come. Use Resistbot to send a fax to Cuomo -- text the word "RESIST" to 50409 to get started.

Wednesday, November 21, 2018
Donate to Survivors of California Wildfires
Many people who fled the fires in California are in dire straits. Here are some ways to help.

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Thursday, November 22, 2018
Enjoy your day off!

Friday, November 23, 2018
Amazons Against Amazon Black Friday Action
The New York Public Library
42nd St. and 5th
2 p.m. - 5 p.m.

From the organizers: "Unite against the sale of our city to a corrupt and unethical corporation. We'll 'carol' our way to the Amazon Bookstore, spreading the news about how dangerous the #AmazonHQ is for our community. Meet on the steps of the NYPL at 2 PM to start our walk. RSVP for more details."

Saturday, November 24, 2018
Visit the "Activist New York" Museum Exhibition
Museum of the City of New York
103rd St. and 5th
Museum hours: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

From the museum's website: "Explore the drama of social activism in New York City from the 17th century right up to the present.In a town renowned for its in-your-face persona, New Yorkers have banded together on issues as diverse as civil rights, wages, sexual orientation, and religious freedom. Using artifacts, photographs, audio and visual presentations, as well as interactive components that seek to tell the story of activism in the five boroughs past and present, Activist New York presents the passions and conflicts that underlie the city's history of agitation."

- Weekly newsletter #89 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.