Actions for Week of July 9, 2018


(1) Whip the Vote, Chuck! Rally
780 Third Ave. (between 48th and 49th Streets)
5:30 p.m. - 7 p.m.

Trump is announcing his pick for the Supreme Court and we are joining other Indivisible chapters to let Senator Chuck Schumer know we want him to “whip the vote” — in other words, unite Democrats to vote against Trump’s nominee. Bring signs and friends!

  • Need a better understanding of what Schumer SHOULD be doing in his role of minority leader and how he has failed to unite Democrats on key votes? Click here.

(2) Protest Trump's Fascist Supreme Court Pick
Union Square
8 p.m. - 10 p.m.

Refuse Facism is holding a rally to protest a Supreme Court stacked by a president who is under criminal investigation. Monday's rally will be followed by an organizing meeting on Wednesday, where you can learn more about the group's activities.

(3) Send a Resistbot to Chuck Schumer
Text the word RESIST to 50409 to use Resistbot to send a message to Schumer. Keep in mind that that a week ago, he canceled a town hall -- citing transportation problems that didn't emerge until people were already gathering at the location. That was his first town hall in a year and he has yet to reschedule. Accordingly, the suggested Resistbot message is for Schumer to both whip the vote against a disastrous Trump Supreme Court and to reschedule a meeting with his constituents so he can understand our level of concern.

Tuesday, July 10, 2018
Rally to Save Roe
Union Square
4:30 p.m. - 6 p.m.

Roe v. Wade is on the line: There are over 20 states where abortion could become illegal overnight. Speakers at this rally will include New York State Senator Liz Krueger, gubernatorial candidate Cynthia Nixon, State Senate candidate for NY-13 Jessica Ramos, and Heidi Sieck with # VOTEPROCHOICE.

Wednesday, July 11, 2018
Manhattan Attorney General Candidate Forum
New York New Church
114 E. 35th St.
7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Four Freedoms and other Democratic clubs are hosting a forum featuring candidates and campaign representatives seeking support for their races for Attorney General. This is your chance to become acquainted with the candidates in order to make an informed voting decision. Confirmed attendees are Zephyr Teachout, Leecia Eve, and NYC Public Advocate Letitia "Tish" James. Space is limited, so please RSVP here.

Thursday, July 12, 2018
Indivisible Upper East Side Monthly Meeting
Unitarian Church of All Souls
80th and Lex, Basement Level
7:30 p.m. - 9 p.m.

All are welcome to attend our monthly meeting, whether you live on the Upper East Side, elsewhere in Manhattan, or are just passing through. Our guest speaker will be Tia Christiansen,  a survivor of the 2017 mass shooting in Las Vegas, who now advocates against gun violence as part of Everytown.

Friday, July 13, 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 Andrew 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're going to repeat our message from last week: Cuomo must support anti-IDC candidates in order to reform state law. Need help with your text? Click here and scroll down.

Sunday, July 15, 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.

Upper West Side MoveOn/Indivisible is organizing a drive  to New Paltz, N.Y., to canvass with Ulster Action/NY19 Votes. You'll be knocking on the doors of registered Democrats to tell them how important it is to vote in the midterm elections, and get them to commit to helping flip the House blue. Face-to-face interaction is one of the most effective ways to increase voter turnout, so your participation is important. At 4 p.m., canvassers will attend a rally featuring the Democratic candidate for Congress Antonio Delgado, who is running against Republican John Faso.

-- Weekly newsletter #70 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.