Actions for Week of July 2, 2018

Monday, July 2, 2018 - MULTIPLE ACTIONS!

(1) Town Hall With Chuck Schumer
Congregation Beth Elohim
274 Garfield Place
Doors open at 5:30 p.m.
Event is 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
RSVP Required

After almost a year of lobbying by Indivisible chapters -- spearheaded by Indivisible Nation BK -- Senator Chuck Schumer has agreed to hold a town hall with his New York City constituents. RSVP is required; tickets are free. Ticketholders who would like a list of suggested questions and their follow-ups should email us with your order number.

(2) Send a Resistbot Message to Chuck Schumer
Text RESIST to 50409 to use the free Resistbot service to send a message to Schumer ahead of his town hall. (Resistbot can also be used with Facebook Messenger and Twitter.)  Click here for suggested messages for both town hall attendees and non-attendees.

(3) Webinar with Gubernatorial Candidate Cynthia Nixon
8 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Learn more about Cynthia Nixon, Andrew Cuomo's challenger for New York governor, through this webinar forum moderated by Indivisible National Political Director, Maria Urbina.

Tuesday, July 3, 2018
Call Senators Collins and Murkowski
Senators Susan Collins of Maine and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska are considered to be the only possible defectors from the Republican side on the Supreme Court vote. While you are not their constituents, their votes will have nationwide impact, therefore it is appropriate for you to call. If the staff members challenge you about your location, you should politely remind them that the Supreme Court is NOT a state issue.

  • Senator Collins. Telephone: (207) 622-8414. Other office phone numbers listed here. Suggested script: "I'm calling to ask Senator Collins to vote against Trump's shortlist for the Supreme Court. She has already said she would not support a nominee who demonstrates hostility to Roe v. Wade. All of Trump's possible nominees are hostile to Roe v. Wade, and Trump has said openly that he plans to overturn Roe v. Wade. Please ask the senator to commit to protecting women's rights rather than her party."
  • Senator Murkowski. Telephone: (907) 271-3735. Other office numbers listed here. Suggested script: "I'm calling to ask Senator Murkowski to vote against Trump's shortlist for the Supreme Court. The senator has stated in the past that she recognizes the legality of Roe v. Wade, despite her personal feelings on abortion. She's right -- this is an extremely personal decision that a woman should make with her doctor. All of Trump's candidates are openly against Roe v. Wade, so I hope the senator will choose women's rights over her party."

Wednesday, July 4, 2018
Give Yourself a Day Off
You've been working hard. Take a rest. Spend quality time with family, friends, pets, and/or yourself. (If you have a dog or cat that is stressed out by loud noises such as fireworks, try playing some soothing music.)

Thursday, July 5, 2018
Send a Resistbot Message to Andrew Cuomo
Our group has spoken frequently about the Independent Democratic Conference -- the eight state senators who run as Democrats but caucus with Republicans, preventing any progressive legislation from passing. Governor Cuomo has tolerated this situation for years, preferring the stalemate to effective action. (The IDC's recent promise to disband cannot be believed; the group has made that promise before and reneged after elections.) Because of this situation, New York State's abortion law has not been updated since 1970; it was simply superseded by Roe v. Wade. With Roe v. Wade under attack, we must tell the governor to support anti-IDC candidates in order to reform state law. Need help with your message? Click here and scroll down.

Saturday, July 7, 2018
Get Out the Vote in a Swing District
Meet in lobby of 240 West 98th Street
Meeting time: 10 a.m.
Return to NYC: 7 p.m.

Help flip the House to blue! Join UWS MoveOn/Indivisible volunteers driving to Swing District NY19 to do voter identification and voter pledge cards on behalf of Democratic congressional candidate Antonio Delgado, who is challenging Republican incumbent John Faso. (Studies show that getting voters to “commit” in advance can meaningfully increase voter turnout.) The effort will be coordinated with NY19Votes (a local coalition) and Swing Left.

-- Weekly newsletter #69, written by Wendy Brandes, executive committee, Indivisible Upper East Side

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