Actions for Week of May 21, 2018

Monday, May 21, 2018
Tell Maloney You Don't Want the #BankLobbyistAct
From Indivisible's national newsletter: This week, the House will vote on the Senate's version of  the "Bank Lobbyist Act, " which deregulates 25 of the 38 biggest banks in America and would allow racial discrimination in mortgage lending to go unchecked. Indivisible says, "The truth is, there is nothing we can do to stop the House from passing the #BankLobbyistAct. Still, it is important that we make sure your representatives know that we disagree with this bill and their vote before it heads to Trump’s desk for signature." Use Indivisible's script to call Rep. Carolyn Maloney, or text RESIST to 50409 to deliver your message via Resistbot.

Tuesday, May 22, 2018 -- TWO EVENTS
(1) #OneDayMatters Rally in Albany
This rally is focused on reforming New York penal law to protect immigrants from deportation.  There's a free bus leaving from Long Island City at 8 a.m.  Click here to RSVP via the Fortune Society.

(2) Blue Wave Happy Hour
Two Door Tavern
1576 3rd Ave
7 p.m. - 9 p.m.

Join the Four Freedoms Democratic Club and gear up for the 2018 midterms! Club members will have information on how to get involved in upcoming congressional races, and you'll have the opportunity to mix and mingle with your fellow progressive Democrats.

Wednesday, May 23, 2018
Get on the Waitlist for a Cynthia Nixon Event
Indivisible Nation BK's June 6 general meeting will host gubernatorial candidate Cynthia Nixon and running mate Jumaane Williams. The extremely limited seating for the Brooklyn event is already booked, but there's a chance you can get in from the waitlist. Register here.

Thursday, May 24, 2018 -- TWO EVENTS

(1) Postcard Party With Rise and Resist
209 E. 56th St., Apt. 6B
7 p.m. - 9 p.m.

Rise and Resist is partnering with Postcards to Voters to help turn districts across the country blue. The group will get together to write friendly reminders to targeted voters to help give Democrats an edge in close, key races across the country. All supplies will be provided.

(2)  Rally for Reproductive Health With Planned Parenthood
Lower Manhattan, Location TBD
6 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Join Planned Parenthood of New York City to rally against the domestic gag rule, under which doctors, nurses, hospitals, and community health centers across the United States could no longer provide abortion or refer their patients for safe, legal abortion if they want to continue to receive Title X funding. Keep an eye on the Facebook event page for an announcement about the location.

Friday, May 25, 2018
Text RESIST to 50409

Use Resistbot to speak your mind to your senators, members of congress and governor. Simply text RESIST to 50409 and the bot will walk you through the process of expressing whatever is on your mind to your elected representatives. It's so easy you can do it over coffee, during lunch, on the train, or while walking the dog. After you do it, share the service with five people you know via email or on Facebook -- too many people don't yet know about this excellent, free service.

-- Newsletter #63, written by Wendy Brandes, Indivisible UES exec committee member

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.