Actions for Week of July 16, 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.

Monday, July 16, 2018
Webinar With New York Lt. Governor Candidate Jumaane Williams

8 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Indivisible National is hosting a webinar with New York's Democratic challenger for lieutenant governor, Jumaane Williams. Register to participate in order to be an informed voter.

Tuesday, July 17, 2018
Supreme Court Night of Action
208 W. 13th St.
6 p.m. -  9 p.m.

This is part of a national night of action to fight Trump's choice of anti-choice ideologue Brett Kavanaugh for the Supreme Court. Activities will include phonebanking, letter-writing, and a worksheet to help you contact friends in key states.

Wednesday, July 18, 2018
Confront Corruption and Demand Democracy Vigil
Times Square
8 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Meet-up with Four Freedoms Democratic Club is at 7:45 p.m. at 30 Rockefeller Center

All across the country, activists are holding candlelight vigils to confront the corruption of the Trump regime and demand democracy. Bring a candle (or candle phone app) and wear white. You're invited to meet up with members of the Upper East Side's Four Freedoms Democratic Club and walk over together.  RSVP here.

Thursday, July 19, 2018
Be a Voice for Immigrant Families

  • Send this letter to Senator Kirsten Gillibrand if you didn't already do so at last week's meeting. You are welcome to send it as is or rewrite as you wish.
  • Contact the Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen and the Office of Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar.
    • Kirstjen Nielsen
      Address: Secretary of Homeland Security
      Washington, D.C. 20528
      Phone: 202-282-8495
    • Alex Azar
      Address: Office of Health and Human Services
      200 Independence Avenue, S.W.
      Washington, D.C. 20201
      Phone: 202-690-7000

Friday, July 20, 2018
And Now For Something Completely Different
Loved seeing the Baby Trump Blimp soaring above the anti-Trump protestors in London? An activist in New Jersey has successfully raised enough money for a U.S. blimp to be built. Now you can contribute towards sending Baby Trump on a tour of America. New York City will be one of the stops.

Saturday, July 21, 2018
Zero Hour NYC Youth Climate March
Columbus Circle
11 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Fight for environmental justice -- and show your support for politically active young people -- by marching with Zero Hour, a diverse youth-led movement focused on our climate crisis, on a national day of action. The NYC Youth Climate March will begin at 11:00 a.m. at Columbus Circle and last until around 12:30 p.m., ending at Dag Hammarskjold Plaza by the United Nations Headquarters. It will be followed by an hour-long rally with student speakers from various environmental justice movements.

-- Weekly newsletter #71 written by Wendy Brandes, executive committee, Indivisible Upper East Side

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.