Actions for Week of May 14, 2018

Monday, May 14, 2018
Four Freedoms Democratic Club Endorsement Meeting
Church of the Holy Trinity (Draesel Hall)
316 E 88th St.
7 p.m. - 9 p.m.

The club will be endorsing candidates for Civil Court, State Committee, Judicial Delegate, and Alternate Judicial Delegate. Only members may participate in the endorsement, but anyone may attend in order to learn more about the candidates.

Tuesday, May 15, 2018
Make Arrangements to Canvass for Liuba in New York's District 2
At last week's meeting, New York State Senator Liz Krueger and Assemblymember Dan Quart spoke about the effectiveness of face-to-face meetings with voters via canvassing. Indivisible UES members have an opportunity to canvass on behalf of Liuba Grechen Shirley, who is running in the Democratic primary in New York's District 2 for U.S. Representative. The winner of the primary will be running against Republican Peter King. Help turn the House blue, and send an email to inquire about joining the canvassing taking place this weekend.

Wednesday, May 16, 2018
Impeach Pruitt Day of Action NYC

Outside Sen. Chuck Schumer's  and Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand's Offices
780 Third Ave., between 48th and 49th Sts.
12 p.m. - 1 p.m.

Activist groups Friends of the Earth U.S., Food and Water Watch NY, Rise and Resist invite you to join them for a petition delivery to Senators Schumer and Gillibrand. This is part of a national action on the day of EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt's Congressional hearing with the Senate. Over 230,000 petition signatures will be delivered to Congressional offices across the county. Join the group to make it clear that you will not stand for a corrupt, anti-science career politician to be leading the Environmental Protection Agency.

Thursday, May 17, 2018
Rise and Resist Impeach Protest: Columbus Circle
Trump International Hotel & Tower New York
One Central Park West
5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m

Rise and Resist continues the fight against the normalization of an incompetent, dangerous president with a protest outside Trump International Hotel & Tower at Columbus Circle. Several members of the House have already introduced articles of impeachment. We don't have to wait for Mueller to lay down the law. Rise and Resist will be bringing signs, chants, and energy. Join them!

Friday, May 18, 2018
Update Your Calendar for Next Week
On Tuesday, May 22, Four Freedoms Democratic Club will be holding a happy hour, during which you can chat with fellow progressives AND find out how to get involved in upcoming congressional races. Have a drink, get inspired, and get ready to take action. If you want to see a Blue Wave, you need to be a part of it!

Sunday, May 20, 2018
Indivisible Brunch with NY-12 Candidates Carolyn Maloney & Suraj Patel
99 Madison Ave., 15th floor.
9:30 a.m. - 11 a.m.

Join Empire State Indivisible and Indivisible Brooklyn for a discussion with candidates for U.S. Congress Carolyn Maloney and Suraj Patel. Hear about their visions for key issues and priorities for the constituents of New York's 12th Congressional District (Manhattan, Queens, Brooklyn). A brief Q&A will follow, moderated by Laura Nahmias of POLITICO NY.Light brunch and coffee will be served.  Please RSVP here.

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.

-- Newsletter #62, written by Wendy Brandes, Indivisible UES exec committee member