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.
Monday, June 25, 2018
Get Ready for Tuesday's Federal Primaries -- MULTIPLE OPTIONS
Ahead of Tuesday's federal primaries, you can help get out the vote. As Ben Yee -- Secretary of the New York County Democratic Party and State Committeeman for New York's 66th Assembly District -- explained at our meeting earlier this month, one of the most important things you can do is vote in primaries. Change at the national level isn't possible without engagement at the local level.
(1) Get Informed Via Video and SHARE
- See four clips from Ben Yee's presentation to Indivisible Upper East Side here.
- Indivisible Nation BK explains New York's "soft" voter suppression and the importance of primary voting in a video starring Cathy Curtin (Orange Is the New Black) and Shawn Randall.
- Empire State Indivisible recorded its May 20 moderated discussion with our U.S. Congressmember, Carolyn Maloney, and her primary challenger, Suraj Patel.
(2) Get Out the Vote With Team Maloney or Patel
Volunteer for phonebanking, canvassing, or visibility raising by contacting Maloney's team here. There are shifts throughout the day, Monday and Tuesday. To contact Patel's organizers, click here.
(3) Join Lexington Democratic Club Petitioning
E. 78th St. & Park Ave., SE corner
6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Join one of our local Democratic clubs to petition on behalf of candidates, which also raises awareness of the election in general. The shift will be captained by an experienced petitioner, so you'll have support if you're trying it for the first time.
Tuesday, June 26, 2018
Vote in the Federal Primaries and Help Others Vote
- Confirm your voter registration here.
- Find your polling place here.
- Review Four Freedoms Democratic Club's endorsements.
- Make sure all eligible voters you know -- friends, family, neighbors, colleagues -- are voting.
- If people you know need help finding or getting to their polling place, lend a hand. If they say they think voting is unimportant, share Indivisible Nation BK's Medium post about the importance of primaries, as well the group's video mentioned above.
- You can also volunteer for day-of Get Out the Vote activities for congressional candidates Maloney and Patel.
Wednesday, June 27, 2018
Cards Against Inhumanity: A Postcard Party!
209 East 56th St., Apt. 6B
7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Join Rise and Resist and Postcards to Voters to help turn districts across the country blue! You'll be sending friendly, handwritten reminders to targeted voters to help give Democrats a winning edge in close, key races across the country. All supplies will be provided.
Thursday, June 28, 2018
Take It Easy ... With Resistbot
It's been a busy week, so today you can just take two minutes to text RESIST to 50409 and use the free Resistbot service to share whatever is on your mind with your elected officials. You can also use Resistbot via Facebook Messenger or Twitter.
Friday, June 29, 2018
RSVP to Join Us Tomorrow
Saturday is a National Day of Action to remind this administration that families belong together -- and not in internment camps. Indivisible Upper East Side members are invited to go to a march that begins in Foley Square as a group. Please RSVP so that we can keep an eye out for you at the meeting spot.
Saturday, June 30, 2018
End Family Separation NYC - March Across the Brooklyn Bridge
Meet at 9:15 a.m. at the Lexington line subway entrance
Northwest side of 86th and Lex
The location of the NYC march for this National Day of Action on behalf of refugee families has been moved. People will gather in Foley Square and then march across the Brooklyn Bridge. The event starts at 10 a.m., so we will meet on the northwest side of 86th and Lex at 9:15 a.m. to go as a group. We encourage people to create their own creative signs, but we will have some printed signs to distribute too. More info here: https://act.moveon.org/event/families-belong-together/19875/
-- Newsletter #68, 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.