Actions for Week of Feb. 12, 2018

Monday, Feb. 12, 2018 - TWO EVENTS
1) Meet Your NY-12 Congressional Candidates

Four Freedoms Democratic Club Meeting
Church of the Holy Trinity
E. 88th St. b/t 1st and 2nd Aves.
7 p.m. - 9 p.m.

Learn about the Democratic primary candidates for New York's 12th congressional district: Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney, challenger Suraj Patel, and the campaign manager for challenger Sander Hicks will all speak to the Club. Club members will then vote to endorse a candidate. Indivisible UES member and Democratic Party District Leader Ben Wetzler will be there if you're looking for a familiar face.  *Have you ever said that you don't know enough about primary candidates to make an informed decision? This is your chance.*

2) Get Your Drink On
Cocktails with Conviction
Mary O's
32 Ave. A
7 p.m. - ?

If you happen to be downtown and can't make it to Four Freedoms, you can socialize with like-minded folks here.

Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018
Fundraiser for Indivisible UES Member
Vanguard Wine Bar
1372 1st Ave.
7 p.m. - 9 p.m.

Kim Moscaritolo is an active Indivisible UES member and a Democratic Party District Leader (an unpaid position). Stop by her "Galentine's Day" fundraiser tonight. If you can't make it, donate here.

Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018
Help Flip NY-19
No Valentine's Day plans? Invite friends/family/neighbors over to participate in a voter-to-voter letter-writing project to oust Republican Rep. John Faso from New York's 19th Congressional District. (Rom-coms and Valentine's Day candy are optional.) Faso won the last election by only 26,000 votes, so the bigger the turnout, the better. We did this project in last week's Indivisible UES meeting. Get more how-to info by signing up with opposition organizers NY 19 Votes.

Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018
Weekly Impeach Protest: Trump Degrades Women
Trump Building
40 Wall Street, b/t. Nassau St./Broad St. & William St..
5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Just when you think Trump can't get worse, he does. Last week, the self-proclaimed sexual assaulter took his war on women to the next level by defending wife-beating staffer Rob Porter. Join activist group Rise and Resist at its weekly impeach protest. There's a different theme and location every week. Rise and Resist will have signs, but if you want to use my own eye-catching "Pussy Grabs Back" sign, you can download it and print it from here.

Friday, Feb. 16, 2018
Use ResistBot to Contact Your Senators
ResistBot is an incredibly easy and effective way to stay in close contact with your elected officials. It's available 24/7, nationwide.  All you need is a cell phone. Text the word "RESIST" to 50409, and the bot will guide you through the rest. Tell your senators, representative, and/or governor what's on your mind.  Then share ResistBot information with everyone you know, whether that's via Facebook, Twitter, email, and in-person. This is something people can do on their lunch break, on the train to work, at 2 a.m., while walking the dog -- it's that simple. Just don't do it while you're driving, please.

Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018
Fundraiser for IDC Challenger
Brooklyn SolarWorks
200 6th Street, Floor 3
2 p.m. - 4 p.m.

At our meetings, we've spoken a lot about the Independent Democratic Conference -- the gang of eight New York State senators who run as Democrats but vote for the Republican agenda, making it impossible for any progressive legislation to pass the state senate. Indivisible Brooklyn Do or Die is hosting a fundraiser for Zellnor Myrie, who is running against IDC member Jessie Hamilton. Myrie is a lawyer who has done pro bono work for Legal Aid. He supports affordable housing, immigrants' rights, fully funding public education, women's reproductive rights, criminal justice reform, and environmental justice. Can't make it to Brooklyn? Donate to Myrie here. You can't campaign without money.

-- newsletter written by Wendy Brandes, executive committee, Indivisible UES.

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.