Actions for Week of Feb. 5, 2018

Monday, Feb. 5, 2018
Read and Share: "The Other Women's March on Washington"
"What’s the fastest way to fix a broken system? Take it over, say the record number of female candidates running for office in 2018 for the first time," wrote Rebecca Traister in New York Magazine last month. If you missed Traister's story about "the other women's march on Washington" -- including 390 women planning to run for the House of Representatives -- read it here, then share it by email, Facebook, and/or Twitter. This is a major resistance movement that deserves your attention and support. Among the compelling statistics: Run for Something — launched last year to recruit first-time candidates younger than 35 — expected around 100 people to sign up in year one. Instead, 15,000 did.

Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018
Take Two Minutes to Write Your Senators
If you're not using ResistBot yet, get started by texting the word "RESIST" to 50409 (You can also click here. ResistBot now works on Twitter too). This is one of the easiest ways to stay in touch with your elected officials, and it works any time of the day or night.  Address whatever is on your mind: the Nunes memo, Mueller's investigation, DREAMERS, abortion rights, etc. ResistBot reminds you to "keep it personal, unscripted, and be persistent."

Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018 - TWO ACTIONS

1. Call Schumer and Demand a Clean DREAM Act
Do this one from home or work! Join a call relay -- designed to keep Senator Chuck Schumer's phones ringing all day -- by signing up for a time here. The sign-up document provides phone numbers and a script. (Want to understand why we continue calling our Democratic senators? Read this 2017 essay or watch this video.)

2. Postcard Party to Flip a Pennsylvania Congressional Seat
7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
See Facebook for location

Join Rise and Resist members in hand-writing postcards to registered Democrats in Pennsylvania's 18th Congressional District to make sure they're aware of the March 13 special election to replace the recently resigned Republican Tim Murphy. Democratic nominee Conor Lamb is a Marine and a former federal prosecutor.

Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018
Indivisible Upper East Side Monthly Meeting
Unitarian Church of All Souls
Basement Gallery
80th and Lexington
7:30 p.m. - 9 p.m.

All are welcome at our monthly meeting, where we plan to sign a petition for New York State voting reform; sign letters to local voters; and hear from a guest speaker. BRING A FRIEND!

Friday, Feb. 9, 2018
Say "No" to More Offshore Drilling
Another easy action -- time organized by Empire State Indivisible -- to push back on the Trump administration's anti-environment plan to expand offshore drilling. You can file an opposition comment on the official Bureau of Ocean Management page: Click here for the link to the comment page and a script. (Feel free to personalize the script.) Once you're done, tag your friends and family to do the same thing.

Saturday, Feb. 10, 2018
New York "March for Immigrants" Rally
Herald Square
12 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Join March for Immigrants in "protesting against the anti-immigrant policies proposed by the White House and the GOP legislators, especially the recent White House proposal to end family reunification in exchange for DACA legalization."

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.