Actions for Week of March 12, 2018

Monday, March 12, 2018 - TWO ACTIONS

1. 10 Years After the Crash: Don't Repeat History at the NY Fed
Federal Hall National Monument
26 Wall Street (off Nassau Street, across from New York Stock Exchange)
1 p.m. - 2 p.m.

From Fed Up's event page: "The most powerful position in America that Donald Trump doesn't control is the President of the New York Fed -- and they're choosing a new one RIGHT NOW ... Most of us still haven't healed from the 2008 crash. While the Senate passes Dodd-Frank repeal, and our regulatory institutions are dismantled, the NY Fed is an even more vital last line of defense. Donald Trump and Mitch McConnell can't choose the next NY Fed President, the NY Fed Board does -- and they need to hear from us."

2. Make Calls to Protest Bank Deregulation Bill
As noted above, the Senate is poised to take up legislation that would repeal parts of the 2010 Dodd-Frank Act, the landmark financial regulation overhaul enacted in response to the 2008 financial crisis. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand says she will oppose it; Minority Leader Senator Chuck Schumer also opposes the bill, but the Washington Post says he has taken a "hands-off approach to the debate thus far." Call both senators and use Indivisible's script to urge them to protect us from another crash.

Tuesday, March 13, 2018
Four Freedoms Democratic Club

Women's History Month Panel
Church of the Holy Trinity
88th St., between 1st and 2nd Aves.
7 p.m. - 9 p.m.

The Four Freedoms Democratic Club is hosting a panel of speakers about women's issues in honor of Women's History Month. The panel will be followed by two speakers about a bill in the legislature  on end-of-life healthcare.

Wednesday, March 14, 2018
NYC Organizing Meeting for Refuse Fascism
Asian-American Writers' Workshop
112 W. 27th St., Suit 600
6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Activist group Refuse Fascism says, "Fascism has direction and momentum. Dissent is piece by piece criminalized. The truth is bludgeoned.   Group after group is demonized and targeted along a trajectory that leads to real horrors.  All of this has already begun under the Trump Regime. History has shown that fascism must be stopped before it becomes too late."

Thursday, March 15, 2018
What's Happening in Albany: The DREAM Act
Fourth Universalist Society in the City of New York
160 Central Park West
6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Congress is not acting fast enough but there are ways we can support DREAMers here in New York at the state level.  Empire State Indivisible is hosting a panel discussion, which will provide ideas about how to get involved.  The panel Includes Zellnor Myrie (candidate for State Senate District 20), Luis Yumbla (United We Dream), Karina Davila (Yonkers Sanctuary Movement), and Yatziri Tovar (Make the Road NY).

Friday, March 16, 2018
Text RESIST to 50409, Then Spread the Word
Use the free Resistbot service to contact your local officials about whatever is most on your mind today. Text RESIST to 50409 and the bot will walk you through the rest. It will take you about two minutes. After you've sent your messages, share Resistbot with five friends. The service is available nationwide, 24/7, and it is fun and easy to use. You should be using it at least three times a week. Put it on your calendar.

Sunday, March 18, 2018
Rally for Early Voting
Foley Square
111 Worth St.
2 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Thirty-seven other states offer early voting, enabling more people to participate in our democracy. It's time for New York to follow suit. Money for early voting has been included in Governor Cuomo's executive budget, but now we need to convince our state reps to accept the money and include early voting in the final state budget. The Let NY Vote coalition says, "Negotiations are going on throughout March behind closed doors in Albany, so they need to hear from us loud and clear!"

-- Newsletter #53, written by Wendy Brandes, executive committee member, Indivisible UES

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