State Senator Liz Krueger and State Assemblymember 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 TO RSVP ON FACEBOOK.
Monday, May 7, 2018
Call to Block Gina Haspel
Gina Haspel’s confirmation hearing for CIA Director is this Wednesday, May 9, and Indivisibles need to sound the alarm. Indivisible's national team has a webpage that will help you call our senators and tell them that their constituents deem Haspel unfit. The page includes background on Haspel, a call script, and an online tool to help you make the call. You can also call our senators directly.
Tuesday, May 8, 2018
Four Freedoms Club Endorsement Vote for Governor
Draesel Hall at Church of the Holy Trinity
316 E. 88th St.
7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
The Four Freedoms Democratic Club will be voting on its endorsements for the Democratic primary for governor, lieutenant governor, state senator, and state assemblymember. Speakers at the meeting will include Council Member Ben Kallos, representing Governor Andrew Cuomo; and Brooklyn NAACP President L. Joy Williams, a senior advisor to Cynthia Nixon's campaign. You may attend the meeting even if you aren't a member of the club, but only club members can vote on endorsements.
Wednesday, May 9, 2018
Help Us Advertise!
Our monthly meeting is tomorrow. Help us advertise by emailing this flier to your neighbors. You can also print it and hand it out or hang it up in a common area. Local businesses have been very agreeable about hanging up signs. Offer a sign to a store or restaurant near you!
Thursday, May 10, 2018
INDIVISIBLE UES MONTHLY MEETING
Unitarian Church of All Souls
80th and Lex, Basement
7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Our monthly meeting starts 30 minutes earlier than usual in order to accommodate our guest speakers, State Senator Liz Krueger and State Assemblymember Dan Quart. Please allow yourself time to sign in and be seated by 7 p.m. There will be Q&A after the speakers; we kindly request that you allow the guests to speak without interruption.
Friday, May 11, 2018
Fund Freedom for Mother's Day
This is the last day to contribute to Vocal-NY's Black Mama Bail Out Day before Mother's Day on Sunday.
News organizations have spent years covering the way the cash bail system punishes poor people, while leaving the rich unscathed. If you're unfamiliar with this issue, read the story of Kalief Browder -- a black teenager whose family couldn't afford the $3,000 bail when he was accused of stealing a backpack and its contents. He refused to plead guilty to a crime he didn't commit and spent three years without a trial in Rikers -- during which time he was physically abused by officers and inmates, and spent about two years in solitary confinement. He was never convicted of a crime.
After his release, he took his own life.
Related reading includes:
- 2015 New York Times Magazine story: "The Bail Trap."
- 2016 Los Angeles Times article.
- 2018 State Supreme Court Justice's ruling.
-- -- Newsletter #61, written by Wendy Brandes, executive committee member, Indivisible UES
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