Actions for Week of May 28, 2018

Note: The listing of events related to specific Democratic candidates does not represent endorsement of said candidates by Indivisible Upper East Side as a group unless such endorsement is explicitly stated. Details of events hosted by other organizations are provided are for informational purposes only, and any questions about the events should be directed to the organizers.

Monday, May 28, 2018 -- TWO EASY ACTIONS
(1) Memorial Day Resistbot Action
If you have Memorial Day off to honor the people who died while serving in the U.S. military, make good use of the freedom of speech they helped protect. Text "RESIST" to 50409 to contact your local officials -- senators, congressperson, and governor -- via the free Resistbot tool. (Suggested topics include the immigrant children that ICE has "misplaced.") If you're at a gathering with friends and/or family, get five other people to use Resistbot along with you.

(2) Check Your Closet for Orange
June 1 is National Gun Violence Awareness Day. For the past five years, people have been wearing orange to protest gun violence. June 1 is a Friday this year, so we'll have a Wear Orange weekend, including a march over the Brooklyn Bridge on Saturday (see listing below). If you don't own any orange, shop here or here.

Tuesday, May 29, 2018
Phonebanking for Carolyn Maloney
Metallic Lathers and Reinforcing Ironworkers Local 46
1322 3rd Avenue at 76th St.
6 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Join Four Freedoms Democratic Club members in phonebanking for FFDC-endorsed Congressional candidate Rep. Carolyn Maloney.

Wednesday, May 30, 2018
Train to Petition for Candidates
Church of the Village
Corner of 7th Ave. and 13th St.
6 p.m. -  8:30 p.m.

The New York Progressive Action Network and other groups are hosting a training session for petitioning to get candidates on the September primary ballot. NYPAN is focused, in part, on gubernatorial candidate Cynthia Nixon and her running mate Jumaane Williams. Empire State Indivisible is participating to support Alessandra Biaggi's campaign against IDC leader Jeff Klein in the New York State Senate.

Thursday, May 31, 2018
Margaritas With Maloney
1685 1st Ave.
6 p.m. - 8 p.m.

The hosts invite you to socialize at this fundraiser for Rep. Carolyn Maloney. Click here to RSVP.

Friday, June 1, 2018
Wear Orange for National Gun Violence Awareness Day
"Wear Orange Day" was started by friends of 15-year-old honors student and drum majorette Hadiya Pendleton, who was shot and killed in Chicago in 2013, one week after she performed at the festivities for President Obama's second inauguration. Since then orange has come to symbolize the gun-violence prevention movement with the help of large organizations including Everytown for Gun Safety.

Saturday, June 2, 2018
Youth Over Guns March Across the Brooklyn Bridge
Korean War Veterans Plaza
Tillary St.
Brooklyn, NY
12 p.m. - 2 p.m.

Part of Wear Orange Weekend. Participants will gather at the Korean War Memorial in Brooklyn from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m., then march across the Brooklyn Bridge to Foley Square, where youth will speak at a rally. 

Sunday, June 3, 2018
Women for Carolyn Maloney Day of Action - TWO OPTIONS
(1) Canvassing with Rep. Maloney and Team Maloney

Metallic Lathers
1322 3rd Ave. (entrance on E. 76th St).
9 a.m. - 1 p.m

(2) Women for Carolyn Phonebank
Metallic Lathers
1322 3rd Ave. (entrance on E. 76th St.)
5 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Coffee, bagels, and donuts will be provided. Rep. Maloney will thank supporters at 7:30 p.m. Click here to RSVP.

-- Newsletter #64, 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.