NOTE: Indivisible UES has NOT endorsed a candidate for the Democratic presidential primary. Local 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 4, 2019
Learn About Primaries From Indivisible
Indivisible National has released a primer on primaries. Click here and bookmark this page for an explanation of how primaries work as well as key dates for the campaign season.
Tuesday, March 5, 2019
Help the DNC Train the Next Generation of Activists
The Democratic National Committee recently launched Organizing Corps 2020, which is recruiting college juniors (and students expecting to complete school by June 2020) for an eight-week paid program during which they will learn how to be a field organizer during a presidential election. The program will take place in 11 different cities around the country. There are two things you can do:
Alert the young people in your life! Applications sent in by March 18 will receive priority consideration. The regular deadline is April 8.
Wednesday, March 6, 2019
Keep Pushing New York Voting Reform
Let New York Vote has a page of easy actions to take to push voting reform in New York State, including scripts for phone calls and text for postcards. For instance, the organization points out that Governor Andrew Cuomo failed to include early voting funding in his executive budget but the final budget is due April 1. You can contact him now to demand that he include a minimum of $25 million in direct funding for early voting in the final budget.
Thursday, March 7, 2019
NYC Charter Commission Hearing on Police Accountability
NY City Hall Council Chambers
6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
From the organizers: "This meeting will decide if we get the opportunity to vote for an Elected Civilian Review Board (ECRB) to hold police accountable. ECRB members are elected at the community level, offering genuine oversight and recourse to victims of police abuse, with the power to investigate misconduct and make binding decisions on discipline for abusive officers, like retraining or firing. ... Come hold a portrait of a victim of police violence and help pressure the Charter Revision Commission to do the right thing and bring an ECRB to NY voters."
Friday, March 8, 2019
Organizing Event With Elizabeth Warren
The Arc (Kaufman Arts District)
36-30 36th Street
Long Island City
Doors open at 5:30 p.m.
Event 7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren is hosting an organizing event for volunteers. Tickets aren’t required, but an RSVP is strongly encouraged. Admission will be first come, first served.
Weekly newsletter #104 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.