Actions for February 10 - 15, 2019

Sunday, February 10, 2019
Rally and March to Save NYCHA
Steps of City Hall
Broadway and Murray St.
1 p.m. - 3 p.m.

Organizers are protesting NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio's announced proposal to sell 1/3 of New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) apartments to private real estate interests in order to "save" the public housing authority. After the rally on City Hall's steps, participants will march to the U.S. Attorney's Office a few blocks away, where the group will demand that U.S. Attorney Geoffrey Berman block any sale of public housing.

Monday, February 11, 2019
Four Freedoms Democratic Club Meeting
Church of the Holy Trinity
Draesel Hall
316 E 88th St. (between 1st and 2nd Avenues)
7 p.m. -  9 p.m.

At this meeting, the Four Freedoms Democratic Club will accept nominations for party offices, discuss steps necessary to fix NYC's failing transit system, and plan its activist agenda for the year. Jack Davies, the campaigns manager of Transportation Alternatives, will be there to talk about congestion pricing.

Tuesday, February 12, 2019
"Fight Amazon" Planning Meeting
99 Madison Avenue, 15th floor

7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Immigrant-rights organization Cosecha NYC says, "Amazon supports ICE and profits off of detention, deportation, and tearing immigrant families apart. Now this company is getting billions in tax dollars to put HQ2 in our city and continue making money off of their destruction of neighborhoods, workers' rights, and our immigrant communities. Will you stand by or will you FIGHT?"

Wednesday, February 13, 2019 - TWO ACTIONS
(1) Green New Deal Rally
780 3rd Ave. (B/t 48th and 49th Streets)
5 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Indivisible Upper East Side and other Indivisible chapters are joining Sunrise NYC's rally in front of Senator Chuck Schumer's office, calling on him to co-sponsor the Green New Deal Resolution. The resolution is already co-sponsored by 11 politicians from New York, including Senator Kirsten Gillibrand.

(2)  Fundraiser for Indivisible UES Member
Vanguard Wine Bar
1372 1st Ave
6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Kim Moscaritolo is an active Indivisible UES member and a Democratic District Leader (an unpaid position). Stop by her "Galentine's Day" fundraiser.

Thursday, February 14, 2019
Indivisible UES Monthly Meeting
Unitarian Church of All Souls
80th and Lex
7:30 p.m. - 9 p.m.

Our regular meetings are the second Thursday of every month at this same time and location. We'll have some Valentine's Day treats, and welcome guest speaker Ellen Davidson, who will be discussing housing reform in New York City. (All rent laws are expiring on June 15, 2019, making this the right time to fight for change in the newly Democratic-controlled state senate. Issues include protection of rent stabilization and closing loopholes that allow landlords to benefit from vacant properties.)

Friday, February 15, 2019
Call Your Senators
Call your senators at least once a week! As Indivisible co-founder Leah Greenberg tweeted recently, "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."

Here are the New York City office numbers for Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand. Click the links for other office numbers.

-- Weekly newsletter #101, 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.