Actions for Week of April 23, 2018

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.

State Senator Liz Krueger and State Assembly Member Dan Quart will be guest speakers at our monthly meeting on Thursday, May 10. To accommodate the program, we will be starting at 7 p.m., 30 minutes earlier than usual. Click here to download a poster to advertise the event to your neighbors and colleagues.


Monday, April 23, 2018
Gun Violence Is a Woman's Issue
Greenwich House Music School
46 Barrow St., Near 7th Ave. South and Jones St.
Starts at 7 p.m.
RSVP here.

Downtown Women for Change is hosting a panel addressing gun violence as a women's issue. Speakers are City Councilmember Carlina Rivera, Jacqueline Bediako, Sarah Friedmann, and Yolanda McNair. Learn more about them here.

Tuesday, April 24, 2018
Tell Cuomo: No Fracking, No Fossil Fuels
St. Regis New York Hotel
2 E. 55th St.
6 p.m. - 7 p.m.

Governor Cuomo is holding a fundraiser and activists will be picketing outside, calling on Cuomo to move New York off fossil fuels by stopping fracking infrastructure and shifting to 100% renewable energy. This action follows a environmental rally in Albany on Monday.

Wednesday, April 25, 2018
Hear From Anti-Authoritarian Writers Sarah Kendzior and Amy Siskind
Housing Works Bookstore Cafe
126 Crosby St.
7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

RSVP here.
Join journalist and scholar Sarah Kendzior and activist Amy Siskind for a discussion about their new books, The View from Flyover Country and THE LIST: A Week-by- Week Reckoning of Trump’s First Year. This event is free but an RSVP is required to guarantee entry.

Thursday, April 26, 2018
Allyship Training
Judson Memorial Church
55 Washington Square South
6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

RSVP here.

From the Facebook page: "Join allies of Make the Road NY to learn more about ways to combat power and privilege, which enable some of us to step into leadership more easily than others."

Friday, April 27, 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.  Try it ... you'll like it!

Saturday, April 28, 2018
Indivisible Brooklyn Guest Speaker: Cynthia Nixon
2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
RSVP here.
Indivisible Brooklyn will be hosting Cynthia Nixon, candidate for the Democratic nomination for governor of New York, as the guest speaker at the group's meeting.  Location is still being determined based on the number of attendees.

Sunday, April 29, 2018
Join a Blue Wave Rally

Various locations and times
Click for more information

In order to pass progressive legislation in New York, including a much-needed update to state abortion laws, we must vote out the Independent Democratic Conference -- the eight state senators who run as Democrats but vote with Republicans. Recently, recognizing strong opposition against its members, the IDC claimed it was disbanding, but the group has made this promise before and reneged. These Democrats-in-name-only can't be trusted; real change will come only from voting them out on September 13. Rallies for IDC opponents have been organized by Rise and Resist on behalf of the True Blue Grassroots Coalition. Join one to show your support.

-- Newsletter #59, 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.