Indivisible SF Update 9-20

Indivisible SF believes in an America that embodies equality, justice, and opportunity for all — a society in which the regressive and dangerous agenda led by Trump has no place. We work to protect each other and the integrity of our democratic institutions from this agenda, support progressive policies, and hold our elected officials accountable to their constituents.

 

Since the January 2017, over 4,000 San Franciscans have united as Indivisible SF to march in the Women's Marches, protest the Muslim Ban, meet regularly with our Members of Congress, and make thousands of phone calls to their offices to pressure them to do everything in their power to counter the policies and politics of Trumpism. There is much work in progress and many actions to come. 


If you want to actively resist Trump, please join us. All are welcome.  Learn more at IndivisibleSF.org.

 

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UPDATE

 

November elections are less than 60 days away! We’re doing everything we can to elect progressive, responsible Democrats who reject corruption and are committed to vital reforms such as Medicare for All. 

Every door we knock on, every phone we call or text, every postcard we send, is a potential vote. And the more people who help us Get Out The Vote, the more votes we can get for progressive candidates in swing and red districts.This weekend you have mega, mucho opportunities to phonebank, canvass and register voters.

Last Saturday. Indivisible SF members bussed out to Turlock to help canvass for 
CD-10 candidate Josh Harder. 2,000 doors were knocked on that day - but we can’t stop now! We have ways for you to join us in building the Blue Wave at our meeting on Sunday, at another Josh Harder canvass on Saturday, and more!

To learn about how to make a difference in the upcoming midterms, read Indivisible National’s Practical Guide to Winning Elections and Voter Registration Guide (they’re like Indivisible Guide 2.0 and 3.0 for reaching and registering voters, respectively!).

Finally, take a stand in support of Dr. Christine Blasey Ford at a candlelight vigil this Sunday evening 7:30pm at Market and Powell Streets in San Francisco. We believe her and are sickened by the way the Republican machine is bullying her and ramming Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation SCOTUS through.  

 

Join us at this week’s Indivisible SF General Meeting on Sunday, September 16, 4-6pm at St. Mark’s Church - Urban Life Center. We will be having our electoral breakouts:

Text-banking: Candidate TBD. Please be sure to bring a large tablet or laptop in addition to your phone. We will be texting with OpenProgress TextTroop.Text Troop is a highly organized texting group for many local, state, and federal races around the country. You will need to do a bit of training, which we will provide at the breakout. It’s quick, easy and very rewarding!

Postcards: Audrey Denney, the Democratic candidate for CA1, running against Doug LaMalfa. Her campaign is more than halfway through reaching all 64,000 Democratic and unaffiliated voters in congressional district 1. Let’s help push them to the finish and win this in a Sneaker Blue Wave!

 

 

Your Member of Congress Actions This Week

Today we implore you to keep calling Sen. Harris and Sen. Feinstein to thank them and demand they continue to do everything they can to prevent Kavanaugh from being confirmed to the Supreme Court.

We also ask that you reach out to your Senators and House Representative to ask them to take a stand for economic justice and fairness by publicly supporting labor unions and worker rights. For too long, Republicans have attacked and demonized labor. There is a direct correlation between the decline of union strength,  a shrinking middle class, and growing income inequality.

Finally, last week a radioactive object was discovered at the former Hunters Point Naval Shipyard next to a housing area that had been declared “safe and free of radioactive contamination.” This is unacceptable. Please call your House Rep. to demand an environmental retest.

We have other call scripts for our MoC’s this week on the Call Your Reps page of our website! Here’s a preview.

Senators:

  • Oppose Brett Kavanaugh's SCOTUS confirmation by all means necessary
  • Defend labor unions and worker rights by supporting the Workplace Democracy Act (S.2810) and the Workers' Freed to Negotiate Act (S.3064)
  • Vote NO on the Community Safety and Security Act of 2018 (HR.6691) which unjustly targets vulnerable immigrant and refugee families for detention and deportation


House of Reps:

  • Defend labor unions and worker rights by supporting the Workplace Democracy Act (HR.5728) and the Workers' Freed to Negotiate Act (HR.6080)
  • Demand an environmental retest of the SF Shipyard as the discovery of a radioactive object last week shows it is NOT safe and free of contamination.
  • Support the Violence Against Women Re-authorization Act of 2018 (HB.6545).


Also, check out our Member of Congress Scorecard, evaluating Sen. Feinstein, Sen. Harris, and Rep. Pelosi on their performance through June 30, 2018. The scorecard was based on the goals and priorities we set for them in the first part of this year. Check out how they did!

Bonus Federal Actions:

Stop Trump’s attempts to imprison immigrant minors indefinitely - Deadline Nov. 6
Please submit a comment directly to the DHS and HHS to protect migrant children. The Trump administration is trying to circumvent a 1997 court settlement known as Flores v. Reno that limits the detention of migrant children to the least restrictive settings and for no more than 20 days. If Trump gets his way, immigrant children, many of whom are seeking asylum, would be imprisoned with adults for months or even years. Learn more about the Flores agreement here.

Stop Trump’s proposed rollback of CA Clean Car Standards - Deadline Oct. 2
Please submit a comment directly to the EPA, to oppose the rollback of key federal clean car standards and the elimination of California’s ability to set more stringent standards. Background information and potential scripts, courtesy of the amazing Science & Environment Team of Indivisible Berkeley can be found here.

Protect the Endangered Species Act. - Deadline Sept. 24
Submit a comment directly to the Fish & Wildlife Service, to oppose gutting of key provisions of the Endangered Species Act. Background information and potential scripts, courtesy of the amazing Science & Environment Team of Indivisible Berkeley can be found here.

 

 

 

As an all-volunteer organization, we need all the help we can get to be a powerful voice in the Resistance. We are looking for more researchers who can help with calls scripts and Member of Congress meeting agendas. Do you read every piece of news you can get your hands on? Want to do something meaningful with all that knowledge? Help us out!

These roles can take up as much or as little time as you can spare, so please reach out to info@indivisiblesf.org. We need you!

Click here for MoC contact information and call scripts.