Actions for Week of March 29 - April 7, 2019

RIGHT NOW. Friday, March 29, 2019
Take 2 Minutes to Send an Email for Fair Elections
New York State legislators will be working this weekend to finalize a budget for Monday. A lot of them have talked a big game about campaign finance reform, only to waver now that it matters.  Take two minutes to use Public Citizen's tool to send an email reiterating the importance of funding small donor public financing, among other issues.

Saturday, March 30, 2019
Emergency Rally for Fair Elections
Outside Governor Cuomo's NYC office
633 3rd Avenue (between 41st and 40th Sts.)
11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

From the organizers: "Small donor public financing, the most powerful solution we have to fight big money and give everyday New Yorkers a voice in politics, is on the table in the final budget negotiations happening right now between the Governor, the Assembly, and the Senate.It's unclear whether small donor public financing will remain in the final budget due on Monday. We're holding an emergency action in NYC outside of the Governor's office to say NO MORE EXCUSES: Pass small donor public financing into law in the New York budget."

Sunday, March 31, 2019
Sign Up for News About Mueller-Related Actions

If you haven't already signed up for March for Truth's Rapid Response alerts, click here. That will ensure that you are notified of any new Mueller report-related actions, or updates to already planned actions.

Monday, April 1, 2019
Donate to Empower the Truth Tellers
New York Assemblymember Yuh-Line Niou, State Senator Alessandra Biaggi, and State Senator Jessica Ramos are bravely calling out Albany's pay-to-play culture and fighting for fair elections. Cuomo and other members of the party machine are lashing out at them for their truth-telling. Let's show these three electeds that small donors have their backs. Donate to all three through this ActBlue page.

Tuesday, April 2, 2019
NYC Equal Pay Day Rally
New York City Hall
City Hall Park
12 p.m. - 1 p.m.

We need stronger laws, fairer wages, better jobs, and more inclusive workplaces to close the wage gap that robs women of all backgrounds, their families, and the state.  Take a lunch break and join state and city officials, community leaders, workers and activists on the steps of City Hall. WEAR RED because women are still in the "red."

Wednesday, April 3, 2019
Use Resistbot
Text the word RESIST to 50409 and use Resistbot to quickly and painlessly send emails and faxes to your federal and state elected officials. Your topic today is ... your choice. You can address Mueller, immigration, education, environment, equal rights, or any other issue that's on your mind. Hearing from constituents is very meaningful; don't underestimate your impact!

Thursday, April 4, 2019 - TWO ACTIONS
(1) Release the Mueller Report Rally

Times Square (starting near the George M. Cohan statue at 46th St., b/t 7th and Broadway)
5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

From the organizers: "House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler and five other Committee Chairs have given the Attorney General a deadline of midnight April 2nd to turn over the Mueller report to Congress. If he fails to do so, we will join a national call for demonstrations on Thursday, April 4th, to demand the Department of Justice release the full Mueller report."

(2) Indivisible National's Monthly Activist Call
9 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Click here to sign up for this webinar.

Friday, April 5, 2019
Sign Up for the April 9 Climate Action in Albany
Sign up here to join NY Renews for next Tuesday's day of action in Albany. The activists will be visiting every single state legislator and encouraging them to pass the Climate and Community Protection Act. There will be a bus leaving from Manhattan.

Saturday, April 6, 2019
Join the National Day of Action for Abortion Access
263 Mott Street
8:15 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

Activist groups around the country will be defending clinics as part of the Movement for Abortion Defense. In New York, the protest will be in front of a church that's been harassing Planned Parenthood patients down the street for years.

Sunday, April 7, 2019
Update Your Calendar
Next Thursday, April 11, is the monthly meeting of Indivisible UES. It will take place from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Unitarian Church of All Souls on 80th and Lex. Our guest speaker will be Represent.Us (, which works to pass powerful anti-corruption laws to stop political bribery, end secret money, and fix our broken elections. Bring a friend!

-- Weekly newsletter #108 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.