Actions for Week of July 30, 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 30, 2018
Plan to Participate in One of Four Abolish ICE Actions This Week
Activist group Rise and Resist has organized four actions in four days against the abuse of power committed by ICE, targeting local, state and federal government entities as well as private companies that profit from immigrant detention. Click the links for more event details as well as information about specific demands.

Tuesday, July 31, 2018
Fundraiser for No IDC NY
Brass Monkey
55 Little West 12th St.
7 p.m. - 9 p.m.

Indivisible Upper East Side is one of the co-sponsors of this fundraiser for the No IDC NY candidates. These are the true Democrats running against the eight state senators of the Independent Democratic Conference. The IDC senators have been scamming constituents for years by running as Democrats but voting with Republicans in order to quash progressive legislation in New York State. We need real Democrats not only on the federal level but on the state level too. Buy a ticket -- or make a donation -- to be a supporter.

Wednesday, August 1, 2018
Share a Link About September's Primary
The Thursday, September 13, state primary is less than two months away. Yes, we just had a federal primary in June. New York is the only state in the nation that has separate state and federal primary elections in this exceptionally important year. Republicans in the state forced this situation. Confusion and lower voter turnout benefits them. It is urgent that you spread the word about the September primary to your family, friends, colleagues, and neighbors. We must flip the New York State Senate blue to get voting reform so this doesn't happen again. Share this New York Times link with people you know and help them understand the importance of their vote. You can refer to Tuesday's information about the IDC to make your point.

Thursday, August 2, 2018
Contact Chuck Schumer Two Times
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer is flat-out refusing to do his job, which is to use all the powers in his command to unite the Democrats against the extremist and unqualified Supreme Court nominee Brett M. Kavanaugh. As his constituent, you should contact him in two different ways today and tell him that he needs to act like the Minority Leader should and whip the vote. First, call his office at 212-486-4430. Then contact him electronically via Resistbot by texting the word RESIST to 50409. Resistbot is available 24/7 and after you set your account up, additional free messages will take you two minutes or less to send, so you can do this outside the hours of 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. If you need a script, you can work from this letter that our group sent to Schumer at our July meeting.

Friday, August 3, 2018
Texting for Democratic Candidates
Help power the Blue Wave by joining Red2Blue's massive texting effort. They will be texting for many congressional candidates now through the fall. Text from wherever you are! Email to be invited to Red2Blue's Slack team, and turn on notifications for the #texting channel.

-- Weekly newsletter #73 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.