Actions for Week of June 11, 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 candidates and/or other organizations are provided are for informational purposes only, and any questions about the events should be directed to the organizers.

Actions for Week of June 11, 2018

TODAY. Monday, June 11, 2018
Promote This Week's Monthly Meeting
The June meeting of Indivisible UES will be held this Thursday from 7 p.m. - 9 p.m. at the Unitarian Church on 80th and Lex. Please note that it is starting 30 minutes earlier than usual to accommodate a Politics 101 workshop, presented by You Matter.  Today we are looking for volunteers to distribute professionally printed signs about the event to local businesses. Contact us at to help out.

Tuesday, June 12, 2018
Recommended Viewing: Maloney - Patel Debate on NY1

NY1 will host U.S. Rep. Carolyn Maloney and challenger Suraj Patel for a Democratic primary debate for the 12th Congressional District at 7 p.m. Watch it to be an informed voter for the 2018 Federal Primary Election on June 26.

Wednesday, June 13, 2018
Phone Bank for Liuba Grechen Shirley
Stella & Fly (Downstairs)
1705 1st Ave.
6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Democrat Liuba Grechen Shirley is Indivisible Upper East Side's endorsed candidate for NY District 2 on Long Island, where the primary winner will run against incumbent Peter King. To participate in this phone banking event, all you'll need is a cell phone and a laptop/tablet. RSVP here.

Thursday, June 14, 2018
Monthly Meeting of Indivisible UES
Unitarian Church of All Souls
80th and Lex, Basement
7 p.m. - 9  p.m.

Ben Yee of You Matter will be at our monthly meeting to present a lively Politics 101 workshop. The workshop covers topics including political geography; the party structure in America; and how to engage in the existing system for real effect. A donation of $10 is suggested, but not required. To RSVP, click here OR here. (Please note that the correct start time of our meeting is 7 p.m. for this date, not 7:30 p.m.)

Benjamin Yee was a fundraiser and Digital Director for Barack Obama in 2008. He later worked for the NY State Senate’s CIO’s office and good government think tank Reinvent Albany. Politically, Ben has served at every level of the Young Democrats, including VP of the Young Democrats of America. Ben is the founder of ShiftSpark, an online tool for Citizen Lobbying. He is also Secretary of the NY County Democratic Party and State Committeeman for NY’s 66th Assembly District.

Friday, June 15, 2018
Use Resistbot, Then Spread the Word
Text RESIST to 50409 and use the free Resistbot tool to contact your elected officials with anything that's on your mind today. (You can get a topic suggestion from the bot if you need inspiration.) It is easy and you'll be finished in two minutes or less. After you send your message, let five new people know about Resistbot. It can be used anywhere in the country, so feel free to go beyond your New York acquaintances.

Saturday, June 16, 2018 - TWO EVENTS
(1) Day of Action for Suraj Patel
64 Cooper Square
9 a.m. - 9 p.m.

The primary challenger to U.S. Rep. Carolyn Maloney is holding a day of canvassing and phone banking. Shifts are three hours long.

(2) Phone Bank for Liz Hanbidge
2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Sister District NY 12-13-14 and Grand Street Democrats are joining forces to host an Upper East Side phone bank for Liz Hanbidge. Liz is a first time candidate running for the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in a district that went for Hillary. Early name recognition will help her beat the incumbent Republican in November. RSVP to get the location. Bring a cell phone and a laptop/tablet.

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.