Actions for Week of December 17, 2018

Monday, December 17, 2018
Protest Abuse of Immigrants; Support Patricia Okoumou
500 Pearl Street Federal Court
9 a.m.

Patricia Okoumou is the activist who climbed the base of the Statue of Liberty on July 4 to draw attention to the Trump regime's immigration policies, particularly the inhumane separation of children from their families. (There are now almost 15,000 migrant children in nearly full detention camps.) Patricia sought a jury trial and was denied. Her bench trial is today. A show of community support is impactful in situations like this. If you can show up for her, please do. Otherwise, share this information in case someone you know can help support Patricia.

Tuesday, December 18, 2018
RSVP to de Blasio's Town Hall on Wednesday
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is holding a town hall at Hunter College on Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. You can register to attend here. Issues to address include, but are not limited to:

  • The MTA is in a state of collapse, and the biggest subway system in the world might raise fares while cutting services.

  • New York City Housing Authority residents are going without heat and hot water.

  • The City University of New York system is underfunded, schools are physically crumbling, tuition is rising, and food-staff workers live in poverty.

  • Meanwhile, the city is giving a big tax break to Amazon to build a new headquarters in already overdeveloped Long Island City.

Wednesday, December 19, 2018
Rally on de Blasio's Town Hall: No to Amazon HQ in New York
904 Lexington Avenue
6 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

A rally ahead of Mayor Bill de Blasio's town hall, with a particular emphasis on the tax break given to Amazon while New Yorkers are treated like second-class citizens.

Thursday, December 20, 2018
March: Seeking Asylum Is Not a Crime!
Outside Fox News
1211 6th Avenue
5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Join activist group Rise and Resist in a procession starting from Fox News (48th and 6th Ave.) The group will carry banners, photographs, and placards to remind everyone that there are thousands of refugees being prevented by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security from legally seeking asylum. The procession will call on the Trump administration to immediately process all asylum seekers on the border, and to stop arresting and detaining refugees.

Friday, December 21, 2018
Recommended Watching and Reading

Also make sure you know about Indivisible's national strategy for 2019 as well as the Day of Action on January 3.

Sunday, December 23, 2018
March: Seeking Asylum Is Not a Crime!
58th and 5th Ave.
2 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Join activist group Rise and Resist for another procession calling on the Trump administration to immediately process all asylum seekers on the border, and to stop arresting and detaining refugees. The action will start on 58th Street and 5th Avenue, and wind its way through the holiday shopping areas.

- Weekly newsletter #93 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.