Actions for Week of March 18, 2019

NOTE:  Indivisible UES has NOT endorsed a candidate for the Democratic presidential primary. Events related to candidates may be listed in the newsletter in case they are of interest to members. Event listings or the lack thereof should NOT be interpreted as either a sign of endorsement or disfavor.

Monday, March 18, 2019
Recommended Viewing - THREE ITEMS
(1) Gillibrand Candidacy Announcement
New York senator Kirsten Gillibrand officially announced her presidential campaign on Sunday with a video called "Brave Wins."

(2) Gillibrand Town Hall on MSNBC at 8 p.m.
Gillibrand will hold a town hall in Auburn Hills, Mich., which will air on All in With Chris Hayes at 8:00 p.m. on MSNBC.

(3) Elizabeth Warren Town Hall on CNN at 9 p.m.
Elizabeth Warren will be live on CNN for a town hall with Jake Tapper on Monday at 9 p.m. ET in Jackson, Miss.

Tuesday, March 19, 2019
March to End Endless U.S. Wars
Meet outside 26 Federal Plaza
12 p.m. - 2 p.m
On the 16th anniversary of the invasion of Iraq, join a coalition of activist groups to protest against endless U.S. wars. The protest will begin at 26 Federal Plaza, march past several military recruiting offices along Chambers Street, to the Borough of Manhattan Community College, where students, many of them economically disadvantaged, are regularly targeted by recruiters to join the armed forces.

Wednesday, March 20, 2019
Continue Your Calls to Demand Fair Elections in New York
New York State assembly member Dan Quart attended our monthly meeting last Thursday and, among other things, said that securing a Democratic majority in the state senate is not a panacea for everything that ails New York. It's a significant step, he said,  but we still need to keep pushing our state electeds forward on issues such as including small-donor matching funds in the budget that's set to be finalized on April 1. 

Thursday, March 21, 2019
Democratic National Committee "Meet the Freshmen" Fundraiser
Address provided upon RSVP
6 p.m. - 8 p.m.

The DNC Young Professional Leadership Council and Women's Leadership Forum are hosting a fundraiser featuring Congresswoman Grace Meng, Congresswoman Jahana Hayes, Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney, Congresswoman Kathleen Rice, Congressman Max Rose, and Assemblymember Michael Blake. Tickets start at $50 for "young professionals."

Friday, March 22, 2019
Write a Letter to the Editor
Indivisible National says letters to the editor are an underutilized tool. Elected officials care when they see their names in print! Let NY Vote has created a tool to make it easy for you to send a letter to the editor of a local news organization to demand funding for early voting in New York State (yes, there are media options besides the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal, and sometimes the smaller publications matter as much or more).

Sunday, March 24, 2019
Kickoff Rally for Gillibrand Campaign
Trump International Tower
1 Central Park West
12 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

From the organizers: “Sign up here to join us for Kirsten Gillibrand’s historic 2020 campaign kickoff at Trump International Tower in New York. We’re bringing the fight to Trump’s doorstep in Columbus Circle, where we’ll hear from special guest speakers and cheer on Kirsten as she lays out her vision for our country. All are welcome. Doors open at 11 a.m. and we'll get started at 12 p.m.”

-- Weekly newsletter #106 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.