Actions for Week of March 26, 2018

Monday, March 26, 2018
Share Your March for Our Lives Photos on Facebook
Thanks to all of you who attended Saturday's March for Our Lives! You are invited to add your pictures to the photo album on Facebook.

Tuesday, March 27, 2018
Call Governor Cuomo; Demand Early Voting
The New York State budget is scheduled to be finalized this Thursday, and we need to be sure it includes funds for early voting, as Governor Cuomo promised. Thirty-seven other states have early voting and New York does not, which is one of the reasons we have among the lowest voter turnout in the nation. Use Let NY Vote's online tool to place your call. Script: "I'm calling from New York's Upper East Side, zip code 10028, to ask the governor to only approve a budget that includes funds for early voting. No budget without early voting."

Too shy or busy to call? Text RESIST to 50409 and use Resistbot to send the same message via fax any time of the day or night.

Wednesday, March 28, 2018
Justice for #StephonClark
10 Columbus Circle
7 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

Hosted by NYC Shut It Down and three other organizations, this rally will demand justice for Stephon Clark, the 22-year-old black man and father of two who was fatally shot by Sacramento Police officers on March 18 in his own backyard. They claimed they thought he had a gun -- instead, he was holding a cell phone.

Thursday, March 29, 2018
Weekly Impeach Protest: Stop 45's Racist Attacks on Immigrants
Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House
1 Bowling Green
5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Join Rise and Resist's weekly protest. The location of the U.S. Custom House -- which houses the National Museum of the American Indian -- is in recognition of the fact that most Americans are immigrants or descended from immigrants. Opening remarks will be by Native American playwright William S. Yellow Robe, Jr.

Friday, March 30, 2018
Keep Your Eye on What Went Right, and Keep the Good Things Going
Bookmark What Went Right so you keep up with the positive changes created by your activism. And if you missed the story about the record number of black women running for elected office in Alabama, read it here. As NBC News reported, these candidates are motivated by Democrat Doug Jones's Senate win, the #MeToo movement, opposition to Trump, and a desire to carry on Obama's legacy. Never doubt that your visibility at protests and meetings is creating change! To keep the momentum going, join Postcards to Voters and become one of the people sending friendly, handwritten reminders to targeted voters in order to give Democrats a winning edge in close, key races across the nation.

-- Newsletter #55, written by Wendy Brandes, executive committee member, 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.