Actions for Week of April 30, 2018

Monday, April 30, 2018
The Sanctuary Symposium

Hebrew Tabernacle Synagogue
551 Fort Washington Avenue
6:30 p.m. - 9 p.m.

An evening of discussion about the experience of immigrants and undocumented New Yorkers and the impact of ICE. Note: Amanda Morales, an undocumented mother of three, has been taking sanctuary at a local church for the last eight months, supported by the community.

Tuesday, May 1, 2018
4 Women in a Room: A Conversation About Women in NYS Government
Great Hall at Cooper Union
7 E. 7th St.
6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

In New York, women have been excluded from the highest levels of state government. To shed light on what goes on in Albany are four speakers: Stephanie Miner, former mayor of Syracuse; Zephyr Teachout, associate professor of law at Fordham University School of Law,; Melissa Mark-Viverito, senior advisor of the Latino Victory Fund and former speaker of the NYC Council; and L. Joy Williams, political strategist, president of the Brooklyn NAACP, and creator and host of Sunday Civics.

Wednesday, May 2, 2018
Use Resistbot -- and Share With 5 People!
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Thursday, May 3, 2018
Call to Keep Trump From Pardoning His Cronies
New York State Senator Todd Kaminsky and Assemblymember Joseph Lentol have introduced legislation to ensure that individuals pardoned by Trump who have committed crimes in violation of New York State law could be held accountable, even after a presidential pardon for federal crimes. Passing this bill will send an important signal that President Trump is not above the law. Here's how to do it.

  1. Find your Assemblymember.
  2. Find your Senator.
  3. Use this script.
  4. Let the rest of us know what kind of response you got

Friday, May 4, 2018
Help Publicize Our Monthly Meeting
Download and print the poster for our Thursday, May 10, meeting, and hang it in your laundry room/mail room/lobby, or bring it to a local store or restaurant and ask them to hang it up. (Store owners have been very cooperative so far!) Our guest speakers are State Senator Liz Krueger and State Assemblymember Dan Quart. Please note that this meeting starts at 7 p.m. -- half an hour earlier than usual.

-- Newsletter #60, written by Wendy Brandes, executive committee member, Indivisible UES