Actions for Week of January 28, 2019

Monday, January 28, 2019 - TWO OPTIONS
(1) Solidarity Walk at ICE Offices
26 Federal Plaza, Lafayette side
9 a.m. - 10 a.m.

Interfaith organization New Sanctuary Coalition is holding a press conference followed by a Jericho Walk at 26 Federal Plaza in solidarity with New Sanctuary executive director Ravi Ragbir, who will be going for a mandatory check-in with ICE. New Sanctuary supports reform of immigration laws and provides assistance to individuals and families facing deportation.

(2) Write Postcards to Voters at a Postcard Party
209 East 56th St., Apt. 6B
7 p.m. - 9 p.m.

There are several special elections coming up. Join Rise and Resist and Postcards to Voters to help turn MORE 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.

Tuesday, January 29, 2019
Call Your Senators
It's a good idea to get in or stay in the habit of calling your senators at least once a week. As Indivisible co-founder Leah Greenberg tweeted last week, "Former Congressional staffer here. I sometimes hear from people who say they don't see the point of calling their Senators anymore -- either because they're reliable Democrats or they're consistently Trump-appeasing Republicans. Here's why that's wrong."

Seeing as our senators don't get too many complimentary calls, this is a good time to thank them for standing strong against the Trump shutdown. Here are the New York City office numbers for Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand. Click the links for other office numbers.

Wednesday, January 30, 2019
Virtual Training for State Advocacy Campaigns
9 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Learn about how to build an effective state legislation campaign through Indivisible's virtual training session tonight. RSVP here. To prepare, familiarize yourself with the Indivisible State Guide.

Thursday, January 31, 2019
Write Postcards to Tennessee Voters on Your Own (or Invite Friends!)
Postcards to Voters is working to energize Democratic voters in order to flip a seat in Tennessee's state senate. A special election is taking place on March 12, and early voting starts on February 11. Click here to find out more about the election and how to become a postcard writer.

Friday, February 1, 2019
Prepare for NYC's Public Advocate Special Election
Your next chance to vote in New York City is February 26, in the special election for public advocate. Check your voter registration and find out about getting an absentee ballot if needed.

-- Weekly newsletter #99, 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.