Actions for Week of August 6, 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 for informational purposes only, and any questions about the events should be directed to the organizers.


Monday, August 6, 2018
Review This Week's Activist Opportunities Below
This is a busy week. In addition to our chapter's monthly meeting on Thursday -- featuring guest speaker Scott Stringer, Comptroller of New York City --  there are two out-of-town opportunities. Take a moment to read through the newsletter and plan your calendar.

Tuesday, August 7, 2018 - TWO OPTIONS
(1) Save SCOTUS Phone Bank Webinar
7:30 p.m.

Indivisible National is running a virtual phone bank to contact key voters in Arizona, Mississippi, Nevada, Tennessee, and Texas to talk about the Supreme Court [aka SCOTUS - Supreme Court of the United States] seat and help flip crucial Senate seats in November.  Sign up for the 7:30 p.m. training webinar to review best practices for your calls and learn to use the Hubdialer call platform. You can sign up for a phone bank shift on the same page.

(2) Phone Bank for Cynthia Nixon and Jumaane Williams
99 Madison Avenue
15th floor
6 p.m. - 9 p.m.

Join a phone bank for gubernatorial candidate Cynthia Nixon and lieutenant governor candidate Jumaane Williams. You'll need to bring a laptop, phone, and ear buds/headphones. Note: Nixon and Williams have been endorsed by Indivisible National and various New York-based chapters. While Indivisible Upper East Side is not officially endorsing any candidates in Democratic primaries, we encourage individual members to assist any campaigns that appeal to them.

Wednesday, August 8, 2018 - TWO OPTIONS

(1) Senator Kirsten Gillibrand Manhattan Town Hall
Riverside Church
South Hall
490 Riverside Drive
Doors open at 5 p.m.
Event begins at 6 p.m.
Event ends at 7:30 p.m.

Senator Kirsten Gillibrand is holding a town hall in Manhattan. She’ll give brief remarks, answer any questions you have, and listen to your thoughts and feedback on the issues you care most about. Staff will also be on hand to answer questions about how the Senator’s office can assist you. RSVP strongly encouraged: Click here.

(2) 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, August 9, 2018
Indivisible UES Monthly Meeting With Guest Speaker Scott Stringer
Unitarian Church of All Souls
80th and Lex
Basement Gallery
7:30 p.m. - 9 p.m.

Our guest speaker will be Scott Stringer, Comptroller of New York City. Stringer was elected to the New York State Assembly in 1992, where he represented Manhattan’s West Side for 13 years. In 2006 he became Manhattan Borough President. He was elected Comptroller in 2013. There will be a moderated Q&A session after he speaks. Please RSVP here.

Friday, August 10, 2018
March for Our Lives Town Hall
New York Society for Ethical Culture
2 West 64th St.
7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

March for Our Lives -- the student activist group formed in the wake of the Parkland, Fla., school shooting -- organized the nationwide anti-gun-violence protests in March.  This summer, the students have been on a "Road to Change" tour, making stops across America to get young people educated, registered, and motivated to vote.  Join their New York City event tonight.

Saturday, August 11, 2018
Build the Blue Wave: Canvass for Delgado
Meet in lobby of 240 West 98th St. at 10 a.m.
10 a.m. - 7 p.m.

Join Upper West Side Move On/Indivisible to canvass in swing district NY19 on behalf of Democratic first-time candidate Antonio Delgado -- the Rhodes Scholar and Harvard Law graduate who is challenging U.S. Rep. John Faso. After meeting on the Upper West Side, canvassers will car pool to Hyde Park. Training will be provided during a stop at Delgado's campaign office.  Contact Arlene Geiger if you can help with the driving.

Sunday, August 12, 2018
Counterprotest a Racist Rally in Front of the White House
Lafayette Square
Washington, D.C.
1 p.m. - 12 a.m.

"Why aren't people out on the streets protesting every day?" is a question that is asked a lot. Well, people ARE protesting every day -- the news sources you follow just aren't reporting it.  You can see committed protest for yourself if you go to D.C. today to join #OccupyLafayettePark (aka #KremlinAnnex) -- a nightly protest outside the White House that's marking its fourth week of continuous action. This day's protest is particularly important because there is a racist, fascist, and white supremacist rally scheduled to take place to commemorate the fatal terrorist action that took place in Charlottesville one year ago. Organizers of the counterprotest say, "It's critically important that we don't allow [that] message to go unanswered." Hop on a bus or train and be part of the answer. Please review the below disclaimer on lawful, non-violent protest before you get there.

-- Weekly newsletter #74 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.