Actions for Week of April 16, 2018

Note: Activist groups are prepared for rapid-response protests if Trump tries to fire Special Counsel Robert Mueller. In order to stay informed, click here to RSVP with the Manhattan organizers.

Sunday, April 15, 2018
Spring Action 2018: Rally and March Against Wars at Home & Abroad
Herald Square
34th St and 6th Ave.
2 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Rally at Herald Square and march to Trump Tower. This is the NY region mobilization called as part of "spring actions" throughout the country.  From the Facebook page: "With the recent escalation by the Trump administration of the wars in Afghanistan and Syria and threats to North Korea and Venezuela; huge increases in military spending and the threats of nuclear war; as well as increasing attacks on the rights of workers and communities of color and the dangerous growth of white supremacist forces, the time is now to return to the street to make our voices heard."

Monday, April 16, 2018
Sign Up to Go to Albany Next Monday
If you're free next Monday, April 23, consider taking a bus ride to Albany with fellow activists to demand three bold actions to fight climate change:

  • Stop all fracking infrastructure projects
  • Move to 100% renewable energy
  • Make corporate polluters pay

Register here to get transportation information.

Tuesday, April 17, 2018
People's Tax Day Action Festival
Foley Square
111 Worth Street, between Lafayette and Broadway
5 p.m. - 7 p.m.

Life-size Monopoly! Street theater! Puppets! Great selfie opportunities! This People's Tax Day Action Festival is the culmination of Tax March's tour across the country to repeal the Trump Tax Scam. We'll be engaging in fun and creative activities to draw attention to the human cost of the tax cuts for the rich passed by Trump and the GOP as well as organizing in flippable red districts to turn Congress from Red to Blue. Come and connect with groups that are focusing on canvassing, door knocking, voter registration, phone banking, letter writing, and texting in these flippable so-called purple districts.

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 -- YOUR CHOICE OF TWO ACTIONS
1) Rise and Resist Postcard Party

209 E. 56th St., Apt. 6B
7 p.m. - 9 p.m.

Join Rise and Resist and partner with Postcards to Voters to help turn districts across the country blue! You'll be sending friendly, handwritten reminders to targeted voters to help give Democrats a winning edge in close, key races across the country. All supplies will be provided.

2) Learn #Activism With Gun Reformer Ria Browne
Flatiron District (address to be provided after RSVP)
7 p.m. - 8:15 p.m.

From the organizers: "Sister District NY12-13-14 uses social media to mobilize volunteers and donors for viable candidates in key state races around the nation. As we gear up for our 2018 campaigns, we're gathering to talk about our work and host a master. Ria Browne orchestrated the #safetyinnumbers campaign that ballooned Everytown for Gun Safety's membership in days. We'll talk a bit about our past success and future plans, then dig in to Ria's lessons."

Thursday, April 19, 2018
New Sanctuary Coalition Accompaniment Training
Seafarers International House
123 East 15 St., betwen Irving Place & 3rd Ave.
7:30 p.m. - 9 p.m.

The Immigration Accompaniment Program helps support families who are going through the immigration process. It is for those immigrants who have already been identified by ICE for possible deportation and have to appear in Immigration Court or to check in with ICE.

Friday, April 20, 2018
Use Resistbot -- and Share With 5 People!
Text RESIST to 50409 to easily contact your senators, representative, and/or governor about whatever is most on your mind today. The free bot will walk you through the process in a matter of minutes. After you send your messages, share the joys of Resistbot with at least five people you know. They can be anywhere in the country. Resistbot can even help them get a letter to the editor published in their local newspaper. The letter from Terri Cribb about Syria in the Indy Star was sent by the Indiana-based sister of one of our members via Resistbot.

-- Newsletter #58, 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.