Actions for Week of March 25, 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 25, 2019 - TWO ACTIONS
(1) Call Governor Cuomo and Demand Action
Following last week's successful call relay to New York State Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins, local activist chapters have organized a call relay to Governor Cuomo. The state budget is due April 1 and we need to be sure that progressive causes such as campaign finance reform and early voting are funded in it.

(2) Sign Up for Rapid-Response Action Alerts
If you haven't already signed up for alerts for possible protests related to the Mueller report, you can do so here.

Tuesday, March 26, 2019
Call for a Green New York

Click here to use NY Renews' simple tool to call New York State Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins and urge her to pass the Climate and Community Protection Act.  A majority of Senators have signed on, and now it’s time to make sure it gets brought to the floor for a vote. NY Renews says, "We can get New York to 100% renewable energy, protect our communities from climate change, and create good, green jobs."

Wednesday, March 27, 2019
Watch: Cory Booker Town Hall on CNN

10 p.m.
Presidential candidate Senator Cory Booker's town hall in Orangeburg, S.C., will be aired live on CNN. The moderator is anchor Don Lemon.

Thursday, March 28, 2019
Winning the States - A Conversation With Rita Bosworth

Address provided after RSVP
7 p.m. - 9 p.m.

Join Sister District NY 12-13-14 for a moderated conversation with Rita Bosworth, the founder and executive director of the Sister District Project. She'll be talking about why states matter, and what Sister District has planned for 2019-20 to flip the script in swing states. There will be wine, food, and prizes at this free event.

Friday, March 29, 2019
Use Resistbot to Speak Your Mind
Text the word RESIST to 50409 and Resistbot will help you quickly and easily contact any of your elected officials. Today's topic is your choice -- address whatever concern is on your mind!

Saturday, March 30, 2019 - TWO OPTIONS
(1) Immigration Clinic Training
Judson Memorial Church
243 Thompson St.
Meeting Room
1 p.m. - 3 p.m.

Attend this training session in order to participate in New Sanctuary Coalition's Tuesday immigration clinics. The clinics are staffed by non-attorney volunteers and supervised by experienced immigrant-rights organizers and immigration lawyers who help people identify ways to get relief from deportation and detention; access other immigration-related benefits; understand their rights; apply for asylum; prepare for court; and more. Spanish speakers willing to serve as translators are always needed.

  • If you can't participate in the weekly clinics, you can help New Sanctuary write letters of support addressed to judges, ICE officers, and others. Click here to sign up.

(2) Everyday Antifascism: History and Practice
Church of the Redeemer
30-18 Crescent Street
Astoria, Queens
1 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Join the Queens Democratic Socialists of America and Outlive Them NYC for a day of workshops on histories of antifascist resistance movements around the globe and skills for organizing everyday antifascist action in your community. For security reasons, the organizers ask you to send an RSVP email to everydayantifascism [at] protonmail [dot] com with your name, preferred gender pronouns, and any community affiliations or political organizations that you’re part of.

 -- Weekly newsletter #107 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.